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The Tamale Polytechnic is a public tertiary institution in the Northern Region of Ghana. Wikipedia.

Kheni N.A.,Tamale Polytechnic | Kheni N.A.,Loughborough University | Gibb A.G.F.,Loughborough University | Dainty A.R.J.,Loughborough University
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management | Year: 2010

Considerable attention has been focused on addressing construction health and safety risks in developed economies. Sadly, the same cannot be said of developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where accident figures are extremely high. The aim of this study is to examine the influence of the contextual environment within which Ghanaian construction small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage occupational health and safety (OH&S). A questionnaire survey was administered to construction SMEs to better understand the health and safety management practices and associated problems followed up by field interviews to explore key issues identified by the survey. The results of the study highlight the institutional structure for implementing OH&S standards, prevailing economic climate, and extended family culture as challenges to the management of OH&S. The study identifies low literacy levels, low socioeconomic status of workers, owner/managers' ignorance of their OH&S responsibilities, commitment to extended family obligations, and ineffective OH&S administration as key factors limiting the capacity of construction SMEs to manage OH&S effectively. The study concludes that effective institutional structure and an enabling socioeconomic environment are needed to enhance the OH&S performance of SMEs and advocates for more proactive OH&S management that take into consideration the work cultures of SMEs. © 2010 ASCE. Source

Sanful R.E.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Sadik A.,Tamale Polytechnic | Darko S.,Accra Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

The proximate and sensory analysis of the soya bean and wheat flour composite cake has been performed. This was done to determine the nutritional content and the general acceptability of the composite cake as compared to the pure wheat flour cake. The analysis revealed that the protein and fat content of the cake increased with the addition of the soya bean. Thus the composite cake is more nutritious than the pure wheat flour cake. The sensory analysis also revealed that the cake with 70% wheat flour and 30% soya beans was more acceptable than the pure wheat flour cake. However, cake with more than 30% soya beans was not generally acceptable. © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010. Source

Sadik A.,Tamale Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

Nourishing the body is a basic human right. The literature argued that children are born with the potential to develop both physically and emotionally. However, socioeconomic and environmental factors affect the health and nutrition of many children in developing countries. Little research has been done on the dietary needs of children living in orphanages in Ghana. The main objective of the study was to determine the nutritional status, food consumption patterns and dietary intake of the orphanage children. A non- experimental, descriptive action research with a multi-methodological approach was used. This study was conducted in an orphanage in Tamale. Forty children, 22 boys and 18 girls, aged 2-18 years and 23 orphanage workers formed the sample. Methods included on site observation, completion of a standard demographic questionnaire, a validated quantitative food frequency questionnaire and anthropometric measurements. The nutritional status indicated that, 10% and 15% of the children were severely stunted and wasted respectively (≤-2) Z score. The dietary intake data showed energy intakes for the children aged 1-3 years as 963 kcal, 7-10 years as 1627.4 kcal and 11-14 years as 1547.53 kcal and 15-18 years as 1540.6 kcal. Protein intake for the same age groups was 33, 52.1, 50.6 and 49.3 g respectively, with fat 27 g, 33.9 g, 31.9 g, 31.9 g and carbohydrate 150 g, 284.3 g, 269.1 g and 296.1 g respectively. The top five most frequently consumed foods were coffee (232 ml) and tea (232 ml), maize meal (109 g), bread (77 g), white rice (55 g). Protein was limited with anchovies ("Keta schoolboys") and beans as the only source. Orphanage children are vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community, especially if measures to provide adequate dietary intakes in terms of macro-and micronutrient are not in place. The findings indicated low intake of both macro-and micronutrients with the exception of protein. Nutritional status indicated that, 10% and 15% of the children were severely stunted and wasted respectively (≤-2) Z score. The results of this study formed the basis for a nutrition education and training programme that was implemented in the orphanage. © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010. Source

Sadik H.A.,Tamale Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

Tamarind fruit drink popularly known as "Poha Beer" in most parts of the Northern Ghana was prepared to test the nutritional value of the fruit. There is inadequate or lack of scientific data on its nutritional value and its usage especially in Ghanaian communities. This study was therefore carried out to survey the general usage of the tamarind fruit drink in the Tamale Metropolis and also to assess the nutritional value of some nutrients in the drink so as to contribute to the literature as well as bridge the knowledge gap. The study employed the use of questionnaire and the standard Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) official method of analyzing nutritional composition of foods to determine the vitamin C, the protein and carbohydrate composition values present in the Tamarind fruit drink. The results of the study indicate that "Poha Beer" generally compares favourably with most fruit juice (beverage) on the market. Considering the vitamin C level of the "Poha beer", it is very likely that, it could promote iron absorption. Reasons for non- preference include: taste, unhygienic method of preparation, unattractive packaging and its light nature. Improving on hygienic preparation, handling and good packaging could help curb the problem of non- preference by the populace in Tamale metropolis. © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010. Source

Ibrahim S.Y.,Tamale Polytechnic | Makinde O.D.,Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Scientific Research and Essays | Year: 2011

A theoretical study has been conducted to investigate the steady Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) boundary layer flow past a low-heat-resistant sheet moving vertically downwards. The fluid is considered viscous, incompressible and electrically conducting. The non-linear coupled differential equations are solved numerically by applying Runge-Kutta integration scheme coupled with Newton-Raphson shooting technique. The results show that the velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles are appreciably influenced by the presence of the transverse magnetic field. Also, the effects of various parameters on the skin-friction, the Nusselt and the Sherwood numbers are discussed. © 2011 Academic Journals. Source

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