WRCF Catfish Initiative Revives Community Interest in Commercial Aquaculture Prospects in the Western Region

Takoradi, W/R, 27 June 2017.  The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) today held an Aquaculture Stakeholders Learning Forum to share achievements and lessons from its aquaculture demonstration ponds in Ellembelle and Jomoro districts. The forum enabled all stakeholders to discuss and assess livelihood diversification options and assess and take advantage of on the opportunities and way forward for for promoting corporate social investment in the fisheries sector of Ghana’s Western Region and beyond.. Participants included local and regional government officials, CSOs, financial institutions, Chamber of Commerce and oil and gas companies. In a region where production of cultured fish is...


WRCF collaborates with Western Region Coastal MMDAs towards sustainable community development

Busua, W/R. On Thursday, 16 March 2017, The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) held a seminar with key officials from local Metropolitan and Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs) at Busua in the Ahanta West District, to discuss and support the preparation of the districts’ medium to long term development plans. WRCF also shared community development priorities that have been identified through its Dialogue Platform for inclusion in the 2018-2021 medium term development plan (MTDP). Participating in the seminar were Coordinating Directors, Planning Officers and Budget Officers of the six coastal districts namely Jomoro, Ellembelle, Nzema East, Ahanta West, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly...


Instructors go back to school to improve local content for oil and gas

Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project improves capacity of local welding trainers with the Western Region Coastal Foundation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Kikam, W/R. Friday 3 March 2017 - Nine instructors from three local technical institutes and three Ghana Gas employees have today graduated from a welding course using state of the art equipment provided by the World Bank. The intent is that with this training, instructors will be better equipped to prepare their students for employment in the region’s burgeoning oil, gas, and allied industries. The three-week training programme was funded by the Ministry of Petroleum’s Oil...


Nothing fishy here: local charities work together to improve economic opportunities for fish farmers in the Western Region

The Western Region Coastal Foundation partners with Daasgift Quality Foundation to support fish farmers in the Western Region Thursday 23 February, Mathew Armah, CEO of the Western Region Coastal Foundation, and Gifty Baaba Asmah, Executive Director of Daasgift, came together to sign a MOU covering areas of cooperation for the two charities. The project builds on recent work by both organisations in the area of fish farming and smoking, and will broadly focus on four areas. They will work together to support a scale up of catfish farming in the Western Region, as well as broader opportunities for livelihood interventions...


We have to close the 'manpower gap'

What any number of Ghanaians could tell you is that there is a great disconnect between academia and industry; in terms of what products the schools are churning out and the manpower needs of industry, especially in the burgeoning extractive sub-sectors of oil and gas, and it is critical to elevate the issue to the forefront of the political discussion this election year to find ways to address this fundamental and growing problem. The issue of education was on the front burner during the last election year; some water has passed under the bridge since then with some effort made...