The Apps4Africa event also introduced a competition to the developer community, offering it the chance to come up with innovations which can be leveraged by the nation it its quest to solving its Climate Change challenges. The winners of the competition were announced at a specially held function in Durban. Ghana’s farmerline placed 3rd behind Senegal and Nigeria. The Apps4Africa was attended by the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Vanderpuije who is reported to have promised an end to the perennial Accra floods tormenting the capital city middle income nation.
A few days ago, in Ghana, the Minister of Environment in Ghana disclosed the government’s intentions of being more strict on over-aged cars as a way of decreasing emissions in Ghana. This is a announcement by the Minister comes weeks after Executive Secretary of Energy Commission, on in June called for collaborative efforts by all stakeholders to enforce the ban on importation of used refrigeration equipment into Ghana. Due to the socio-economic standards of the people in Ghana, these bans will take sometime to take effect.