Mr. Emmanuel K. Nkegbe

Research Scientist

Office : Parasitology (Tick) Research Lab

Email :

Degrees : M. Phil. Zoology

Active Affiliations
  • Research Staff Association-CSIR, Ghana
  • Research

    Current Research
  • Assess the use of natural and synthetic bacteria as control agents for Rhipicephallus and Amblyoma ticks of livestock in Ghana.

  • Current Projects
  • Insects for Feed for West Africa (IFWA) Project.
  • Brief Profile

    Mr. Emmanuel Nkegbe is a Research Scientist with the CSIR-Animal Research Institute at Frafraha, Accra. He holds B. Sc. (Hons), Entomology with Chemistry, M. Phil. Parasitology from University of Ghana, Legon where he currently is a Ph.D candidate (Animal Science). Mr. Nkegbe has varied experience. As a National Service personnel, he was part of a team at the Parasitology unit of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) University of Ghana Legon and the University of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology that studied Malaria transmission patterns in the coastal and forest areas of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and Anopheles mosquito species involved in the transmission pattern. He was also involved in the elucidation of one of the mosquito species involved in the transmission cycle of elephantiasis menace in Ghana during NMIMR-Ministry of Health (MOH) collaboration in 1993; the transmission vectors around the Tolon areas in the Upper East Region of Ghana. In 1996, he also became part of a team that assessed the efficacy of the synthetic Bacillus thuringiensis as a control agent of the larvae of Onchocerca volvulus vector in the transmission of Onchocerciasis in West Africa. Again in public health, Mr. Emmanuel Nkegbe was part of a team from the Volta Basin Research Project (VBRP) University of Ghana Legon that studied from 1996—1998 the impact of the Volta Lake on Socio-Economic and health of the riparian communities. His work assessed prevalence of Schistosomiasis among school children. In the environment, he worked extensively in the areas of regulation, monitoring, screening, permitting and environmental impact assessment, having worked from 1998 to 2002 for the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana (EPA) and also from 2002 to 2003where Mr. Emmanuel Nkegbe was an expatriate Bio-Chemist attached to the Gaborone City Council, Republic of Botswana and he was responsible for water quality monitoring for the Glen valley horticultural project


    List of current publications (Peer-reviewed)
  • Boafo, H. A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Dosou-Seblode, J., Gbemavo, C., Attuquaye Clottey, V., Nkegbe, E., Adu-Aboagye, G., Kenis, M. 2019. Use of termites by Farmers as Poultry Feed in Ghana. Insects;10 (3):69-74

  • Nkegbe, E., Boafo, H. A., Adu-Aboagye, G., Affedzie- Obresie, S., Wallace, P., Karbo, N., Clottey, V., C., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M. and Aning, K. 2018. Microbial isolates associated with potential housefly larvae meal production substrates in Southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science;9(2):135-140.

  • Nkegbe, E., Adu-Aboagye, A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace, P., Boafo, H., A., Clottey, V., C., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M., Karbo, N. and Aning, K., G.. 2018. Chemical safety of biological substrates and their contamination factors associated with housefly larvae meal. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(2):148-151.

  • Nkegbe, E., Adu-Aboagye, A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace, P., Boafo, H., A., Clottey, V., C., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M., Karbo, N. and Aning, K., G. 2018. Effects of housefly larvae meal on blood cells, serum electrolytes and biochemical parameters of grower phase indigenous coastal savanna ecotype chicken in Southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(2):33-38.

  • Wallace, P. A., Nyameasem, J. K., Aboagye, G. A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Nkegbe, K., Murray, F., Botchway, V., Karbo, N., Leschen, W., Marquart, P. O. and Clottey, V. 2018. Effects of replacing fishmeal with black soldier fly larval meal in the diets of grower-finishing guinea fowls reared under tropical conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production. https//doi. org/10.1007/s11250-018-158-5

  • Nkegbe, E. K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Nacambo, S., Boafo, A., Kenis, M. and Wallace, P. 2018. Potential Health and Safety issues in the small-scale production of fly larvae for Animal feed- A review. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(1): 1-10.

  • Nkegbe, E., Asuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S., Ahiagbe, M., Arthur, C. and Ogbete, S.. 2018. Salmonellosis indications along the sheep and goat meat processing and marketing value chain in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(1):88-91.

  • Wallace, P. A., Nyameasem, J. K., Adu-Aboagye, G. A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Nkegbe, E. K., Karbo, N., Murray, F., Leschen, W. and Mrquart, P. O. 2017. Impact of black soldier fly larval meal on growth performance, apparent digestibility, hematological and blood chemistry indices of guinea fowl starter keets under tropical conditions. Trop Anim Health Prod. DOI 10.1007/S11250-017-1312-x

  • Nkegbe, E., Beyuo, J. and Amanfu-Dey, H. 2014. Oviposition capacity and egg mass to fecundity weight ratios in laboratory cultured Amblyoma variegatum Fabricius, 1794 (Acari: Ixodida) Where is the publishing journal? In which volume and number did the publication got effected? How many pages did the publication cover?

  • Nkegbe, E. 2014. A survey of acaricide use in the control of ectoparasites by livestock farmers in sub urban Accra, Ghana. Agric, Forestry and Fisheries; 3(2):58-61.

  • Nkegbe, E., Aikins-Wilson, S., Asuming-Bediako, N. and Munkaila, L.. 2013. Consumers, Perception on Meat Handling in Ghana. 2013. Asian .J. Agric.Fd. Sce; 01(04): 158-162.

  • Nkegbe, E., Asuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S. and Hagan, A.2013. Meat cosumption trends in some selected households in Accra, Ghana. Asian.J. Agric.Fd. Scie; 01(04): 151-157.

  • Nkegbe, E., Lantana, M., Sam Odum, K. 2013. Regulatory compliance of small holder livestock farmers and herdsmen in the use of acaricides and gastrointestinal anthelmintics in sub-urban Accra, Ghana. Int. J. Dse.Disorders; 1(4): 039-044.

  • Nkegbe, E., Lantana, M. and Adu-Aboagye, Gabriel. 2012. Regulation, Compliance and Awareness among farmers in the livestock subsector in sub-urban Accra, Ghana. Int. J. of Livestock Res;2 (2): 122-128.

  • Nkegbe, E., Beyuo,J., Amafu-Dey, H., Ohene-Siaw,R. 2011. Some Aspects of the Reproductive Biology of Female Rhipicephalus annulatus Say,1821 in the laboratory. Int.J.Anm.Vet.Adv;. 3(6):419-421.

  • Nkegbe, E., Beyuo, J.,Ohene-Siaw, R. and Amafu-Dey, H. 2011.Some Aspects of the Biology of Female Rhipicephalus decoloratus Koch,1844 in the laboratory. Int.J.Anm.Vet.Adv; 3(6): 416-418.

  • Nkegbe, E. and Beyuo, J. 2011. A survey of Trypanosoma and Microfilaria Parasites Prevalence in Cattle in the Accra Plains of Southern Ghana: Implications for Trypanosomiasis Control Strategies in Ghana and Livestock Health. Int. J. Anm.Vet.Adv.3(5):287-290.

  • Nkegbe, E 2010.Sex Prevalence of schistosomiasis among school children in 5 communities in the lower river Volta basin in South eastern Ghana.Afr.J.Biomed.Res;13:157-158.

  • Nkegbe, E. 2010. Prevalence of Schistosomiasis among school chil Dren in the lower River Volta Basin in Ghana. Gomal J. Med. Sci.; 8(1): 54-56.

  • Emongor, V., Nkegbe, E., Kealotswe, B., Koorapetse, I. and Sankwasa, S., 2005. Pollution indicators in Gaborone Industrial Effluent. J.Applied Sci.; 5:147-150.

  • Nkegbe, E., Emongor, V. and Koorapetse, I. 2005.Assessment of effluent quality at Glen Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. J.Applied Sci.; 5:647-650.

  • Nkegbe, E., Sankwasa, S., Koorapetse,I. and Keikanetswe, I. 2005.An overview of COD Load Removal at Glen Valley Reactivated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant. J. Applied Sc.; 5:1178-1181.

  • Nkegbe, E. 2005.Assessment of Heavy Metal Compositions in Glen Valley Dry Sludge. J. Applied Sc.; 5:1399-1401.

  • Nkegbe, E. and Koorapetse, I. 2005.Heavy metal compositions in Gaborone Industrial effluent. J. Applied Sci.; 5:1418-1419.