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Ghana adopts Biosafety Bill

The President of Ghana has approved the country’s Biosafety Bill, bringing the legislation into force newswire Ghana Business News reports.. A National Biosafety Authority will be established with its functions and composition spelt out. Professor Walter Sandow Alhassan from the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa reportedly says that the enactment of the law was the culmination of years of outreach activities and advocacy for biotechnology and biosafety involving a cross-section of Ghanaians from science, media, farming, religion and politics as well as donor agents. The Parliament approved the Bill last year ( Agrow No 622, p 26). It was submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Science in 2004, but government changes and constitutional barriers impeded the passage of the legislation. The country was to erect an agricultural biotechnology research laboratory last year ( Agrow No 608, p 20).



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