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Ghana to ban production, import of mercury products by 2020

Ghana, together with other countries, will, by 2020, ban the production, exportation and importation of some mercury-containing products. The products include dry cell batteries, switches and relays, certain types of compact florescent lamps, soap and cosmetics and some non-electronic medical devices such as thermometers and blood pressure devices. This was made known at the opening of […]

Ghana, South Africa signs MOU on Environment

Ghana, South Africa signs MOU on Environment

Ghana and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in environmental management, and natural resources and conservation. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng signed on behalf of Ghana, while the High Commissioner of the South African High Commission in Accra, Lulu Xingwana signed for her country. […]

Stop poisoning ‘Koobi’ – Sector Minister

Stop poisoning ‘Koobi’ – Sector Minister

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has asked traders to stop using formalin to preserve food items since it was dangerous to human health. He said formalin was being used particularly to preserve “Koobi,” dried tilapia, and that was a recipe to cause cancer in people. Formalin in fish would make […]