Some watermelon farmers at Kyeatanaga in the Wa West District have attributed the teething challenges of the poor road network and lack of ready market for the produce as a disincentive to them.

They believed that watermelon farming could transform their economic fortune if the challenge of bad roads linking the farms to market centres was attended to and ready markets secured for the fruits.

Mr. Adams Sabogu, a teacher from the community, said in an interview in Wa that watermelon is a “green gold", which made him make time to support farmers at the community and its environs to cultivate it.

Ethiopian Airlines is to trial the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass, a digital travel  mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel.

The IATA Travel Pass initiative helps verify the authenticity of test information presented by travelers which is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers while complying with entry requirements of countries.

A statement issued from the Airline said as travel restarts, travelers needed accurate COVID-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which varied among countries.

Mr Stephen Ashitey-Adjei, an Executive Member of the Tema East Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Monday appealed to the government to revamp the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO).

He called on President Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo to assist in the process of revamping VALCO since it still holds many prospects for the nation.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the time has come for Africa and Europe to establish a sustainable, strategic partnership based on trade and investment co-operation and the exchange of value-added transactions.

This, according to him, “would obviate the resort to aid, which has not achieved its purpose.”

The President made the call on Monday when he addressed the “Focus Africa 2023” Conference held in Madrid, Spain.  The Conference defines Spanish foreign action in Africa until 2023 and forms part of the Spain’s foreign action Strategy from 2021 to 2024.