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Buildings submerged in water as parts of Nkroful get flooded

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Parts of Nkroful, the hometown of Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkroful in the Ellembelle District is submerged in water following a downpour...
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Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

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Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and turn buildings into a...
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NADMO Advises Public to Renovates Their Homes for Heavy Storms

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Mr. Emmanuel Obeng, the Sekyere-Kumawu District Director of the National Management Disaster Organisation (NADMO), has counselled landlords and other property owners to renovate their...
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GGSA issues warning over possible collapse of buildings in quake zones

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Buildings and structures within and along earthquake prone zones or fault lines, can typically not survive a major earthquake. This makes it crucial for people...
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Earthquake injures 10, destroys 600 buildings in Mozambique

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The provincial government of Manica in central Mozambique said on Monday that 10 people were injured and 600 houses were destroyed in the magnitude...
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In Building a strong future will need to focus more on the people

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Putting people at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future is crucial to unlocking the potential of new technologies.   Designers often...
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

300 People Displaced, 120 Buildings Destroyed in Assin North Storm

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A heavy downpour accompanied by rainstorm on has caused extensive damage to property running into several thousands of Ghana cedis to residents in the...
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Old Students Of Kpando SHS Refurbish School Library

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The 1976/78 Old Students Association of the Kpando Senior High School in the Volta Region has handed over a refurbished and automated library facility...
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Structures on Sakumo Ramsar site earmarked for demolition

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The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Tema and the Committee on Ramsar and Slum Areas (RSA) of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) have toured...
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KMA Mayor Orders For Demolition Of Buildings In Water Ways

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The Mayor of Kumasi, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, has ordered for the demolishing of some unauthorised buildings situated in all areas supposed to be...

Illegal Mining In Ghana Affects Ivory Coast Lagoons

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A delegation from Ivory Coast would today hold diplomatic talks with Ghanaian officials over effects of illegal mining in Ghana having rippling effects in...
Our marketplaces where we derive nourishment are often full of filth ?

Task Force Inaugurated To Clear Ghana Of Filth

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The 21st Century Initiative has launched a campaign aimed at clearing the streets of Ghana off filth to a good use with an inauguration...
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Solar People Appeals For Public Support

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The Solar People, a social enterprise which provides solar lighting solutions to rural off grid communities, has appealed to the public for support to...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Italy begins criminal investigation starts into earthquake

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At least 290 people died in the 6.2 magnitude quake, which centered on the town of Amatice. In addition to the deaths, thousands more...

Italy: 6.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Killing 38 People

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The quake struck at 3:36 a.m. with an epicenter 47 miles from the city of Perugia, at a depth of 6 miles, the U.S....
Women of Africa Foundation addressing some residents of Ningo-Prampram

NiPDA Appeals for support to rehabilitate school buildings

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Alhaji SaRhack Nartey, District Chief Executive, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of the fourth ordinary...
Photo taken on April 5, 2015 shows the tender tea leaves at a tea garden in Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province.(Xinhua/Song Wen) (wyo)

Include backyard gardens when drawing up plans for a home

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She said if Ghanaians developed the habit of growing food crops in their homes it would enhance the growth of the agricultural sector. ...

GPHA To Rehabilitate Lighthouses In Ghana

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Lighthouses are towers, buildings, or other type of structures designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a...
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Liverpool Buildings covered in red over 27-year victory for justice

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by Larry Neild Civic buildings in Liverpool were bathed red Tuesday night as a 27-year fight for justice for victims of the Hillsborough disaster was...

Land prices in rural Kenya rise fivefold as buildings outpace agriculture

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By Bedah Mengo Rapid development of the real estate sector in rural Kenya has pushed up the cost of land five-fold. Prices of the scarce...

Schools Under Trees: Mud buildings are more efficient option – expert

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A building expert has advised the government of Ghana to include earthen architecture in the construction of buildings meant to replace schools under trees. Mr...

Tall buildings ? past and present trends

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The motivation to build tall has changed over time, as has the definition of ?tall?, the materials we use and the designs that are...

Fire Rendered Five Persons Homeless

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Five people were on Monday rendered homeless and their properties estimated thousands of Ghana Cedis destroyed, when fire burnt down their buildings, built with...

Free SHS buildings will have boarding facilities ? Mahama

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President John Dramani Mahama has said the Community Day Senior Schools that his administration is constructing would eventually be provided with boarding facilities. He explained...

Hundreds escape fire outbreak in Dubai

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Hundreds of people were evacuated from one of the world's tallest residential buildings after it was engulfed in flames in the early hours of...

More Buildings Come Down In Anambra

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In a bid to ensure crime free yuletide season the Anambra State Government has stepped-up its pursuit of criminals and kidnappers in their den...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi

Escalating Violence Brings Ekiti To 7-7 Curfew

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has declared a 7:00pm to 7:00am curfew in the state after thugs on Friday took to the...
Dr.Calvin Atewamba, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa addressing the workshop.

There Is The Need To Expand Infrastructure-Dr Calvin

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The increasing slums in African cities, Ghana included is due to the rising number of people moving from rural centres to the urban centre,...
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The Need To Execute Quality Work

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Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Baba, the Northern Regional Chairman of Road Contractors Association, has appealed to departments and agencies especially the state owned to award...

RICS to calculate total carbon emitted from buildings

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published a methodology to calculate the total carbon emitted for a building, known as embodied carbon,...