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LANBUURI-UNITY LIMITED REGISTRATION SENSITISATION CONCERT

UPPER WEST REGION- WA

W93.5FM in collaboration with Echo Soundz Entertainment is excited to announce the- LANBUURI UNITY LIMITED REGISTRATION CONCERT happening on Saturday, 23rd April at the Jubilee Park in the Wa Municipality, a music concert which promises to be the best ever in the history of the Upper West region.

The W93.5FM Lanbuuri Limited Voter Sensitization initiative is a project funded by STAR-Ghana to foster inclusiveness, unity, equity and kinsmenship amongst citizens regardless of political affiliation, gender, age, religion, privilege, ethnicity and physical capability or otherwise. The project is intended to strengthen and increase inclusive participation of marginalized youth groups-including women, rural dwellers and people with disabilities during the limited voter registration exercise.

W93.5f.m is broadcasting a series of limited registration sensitisation programmes, and with its partner NYPAD, holding forums in town halls, senior high schools and tertiary institutions as well as using sport activities, all through which young citizens representing different backgrounds, circumstances and districts listen in or come together to learn more about how first timers can start the journey of participation for the November 2016 election. The youth are also being encouraged to maintain peace and security pre and post election period. As W93.5fm continues its tour across the region, it is time to step up the momentum by putting on a roadblock event to sensitise and thrill en masse at the Jubilee Park with musical performances from the finest in the Upper West Region. Artists billed to perform on the night are Raphius, Badingu, O.J, Samson B, Kawute, Ghaly, Edylee, Wap 2  and the lyrical poet Pobee Joseph. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to come to the Wa Jubilee Park as patrons are going to be entertained, educated and will rock till they drop!

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Date: Saturday 23rd April, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM TDB
Venue: Wa Jubilee Park
W935FM Lanbuuri Limited Voter Sensitization Project
W935FM Lanbuuri Limited Voter Sensitization Project

Rice Farmers call for more support to boost production

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Rice farming is gradually becoming such a lucrative business in Ghana as demand increases. Many farmers are now reporting impressive yields as patronage of the delicacy increases across the country. Last year the farmers enjoyed a bumper harvest and are expecting same this year.
Speaking with JOY BUSINESS at a seminar organised by the Ghana Grains Council in partnership with the JAK Foundation and the Competitive African Rice Initiative – CARI Project, Ben Kanat, a rice farmer at the Ashaiman Rice Irrigation said planting a hectare of certified rice seeds has over the years produced for him an average of about 120 bags of rice.
For him although producing rice is a tedious job, it is highly rewarding.
Another rice farmer at Dowenya in the Greater Accra Region, Emmanuel Arden is particularly excited about the fact that post-harvest losses in rice production are virtually non-existent.
“When the price for our produce is low we can store it and for more than 5 to 10 years the rice will still be in good shape. So in rice production you can never be at a loss as it pertains in other crops like tomatoes, watermelon, etc which enjoy great harvest but catastrophic losses,” he emphasizes.
The farmers are enjoying good fortunes but are calling for subsidies in farm inputs like fertilizers which they say are still expensive.
President of the Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body, GRIB, Imoro Amoro says the organization is considering organic fertilizers. It is also advocating that its members resort to using compost rather than fertilizers.
He expressed concern that most farmers are now overly dependent on fertilizers in growing their crops. The phenomenon he says is because “our soils are getting weaker, and sometimes the fertilizers serve as agents that contaminate the soil. We are therefore looking at the promotion of organic fertilizers for our members since that is healthier and has a long-lasting effect on the soil.”
Regulator of Pesticides and Fertilizers at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Lawrence Korshie Alato however said, the prices of inputs like fertilizers are not controlled by government, but market forces.
“The liberalization of these agro-inputs market is controlled by the private sector and for that matter the government can only intervene in price setting. Government is however subsidizing to some extent – 89 Ghana Cedis for the NPK and 84 Ghana Cedis for Ammonia” he adds.
Policy Advisor at the JAK Foundation Ama Oppong Duah said to address the concerns of the farmers, some evidence-based recommendations are currently being compiled which will later be presented to government and its stakeholders for some interventions.
A survey recently conducted by the partners in order to identify the topmost needs of farmers according to her indicates that unavailability of good quality seeds, access to credit, irrigation facilities, among others is a major inhibition to the growth the sector.
She however, said the Foundation and its partners are taking the necessary steps to ensure these issues are addressed and emphasized the need for all the other players in the value chain to contribute their quota in ensuring that the quality of rice produced in the country meets international standards.
– See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2015/May-29th/rice-farmers-call-for-more-support-to-boost-production.php#sthash.bHkWHOMX.n0ZR49KS.dpuf

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Transport fares go up 15%

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The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) justified the increase on the fuel price hikes and added popular reasons for hikes in fares.

It explained the cost of spare parts and charges for obtaining licenses and various documents have been factored into the 15% increase.

Road tolls which are expected to go up later in the year has also been factored into the increase.

Transport fares were last increased in June 2015 when it went up by 15%. At the same time in January 2014, the fares went up by 10%.

Commuters have been told by leaders in the commercial transport sector to expect two increases in transport fares every year.

When it was increased in June 2015, the depreciation of the cedi against the dollar was pointed out as a factor.

 

– See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2016/January-31st/transport-fares-go-up-15.php#sthash.jlkIYQ3R.dpuf

Former Asante Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson wishes Kotoko well ahead of Sunday’s game against FK Jagodina

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Former Asante Kotoko defender, Abeiku Ainooson has thrown his weight behind his former employers as they engage Serbian side FK Jagodina in an anniversary cup match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

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The game which directly forms part of Asante Kotoko’s preparation for the upcoming season as their in-depth quality will be tested by the Serbian outfit who are yet to arrive in Ghana because of bad weather in Turkey.

But the organizers of the game, Pacific Football Ghana Limited have assured the general public that the scheduled anniversary game will definitely come off as they have put proper measures to transport FK Jogodina team to Kumasi regardless of the time they will touched down in Ghana.

But Abeiku Ainooson who left Kotoko to Sudanese side Al Hilal in November 2015 has wished his former employers well ahead of the Sunday’s game against their Serbian counterparts.

“Wishing you all the best in tomorrow’s game against Jagodina,” Abeiku wrote on his facebook page.

Ainooson joined Asante Kotoko last two seasons from New Edubiase and won the 2014 FA Cup Best Defender as well as the Premier League Best Defender during his stint with the Porcupine Warriors.