• Explain processes leading to issuance of $2.25 billion bond —-Minority demands

    The Minority in Parliament has asked the Ministry of Finance to explain the processes leading to the issuance of the $2.25 billion bond and allegations of conflict of interest arising out of the transaction. A statement signed and issued by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, , said it was strange the same ministry failed to deny the relational interest between […]

    Explain processes leading to issuance of $2.25 billion bond  —-Minority demands
  • Stanbic Bank launches campaign to encourage savings

    Stanbic Ghana has launched a new campaign to encourage the citizens to cultivate the habit of saving. Dubbed, ‘Save to Gain’, the four-month campaign, is a national savings programme to promote financial inclusion and economic growth and prosperity of customers, prospective customers of the bank. Existing and prospective customers of the bank who made deposits of GHȻ500 or multiples of […]

    Stanbic Bank launches campaign to encourage savings
  • Appiah calls for support

    The newly-appointed head coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah, has called on Ghanaians to support him to succeed in his new position. This will be the second time Kwasi Appiah would be handling the Black Stars as head coach, with a stint from April 2012 to September 2014, when he left by mutual consent after a tumultuous Word […]

    Appiah calls for support
  • Hearts through

    Accra Hearts of Oak qualified to the round of 32 stage of the on-going MTN FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over second tier side Sporting Mirren at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday. Goals from defender Anthony Nimo Asamoah and winger Patrick Razak was all the Phobians needed to keep their dreams of lifting the trophy this year alive. The […]

    Hearts through
  • Deal with ‘galamsey’, vigilantism, other vices – Man of God tells IGP

    A man of God has urged the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu to remain steadfast in dealing with the challenges of illegal mining (‘galamsey’), vigilantism, alleged corruption in the service, indiscipline and lawlessness. Very Reverend George Arthur of the Ghana Police Church reminded Mr Asante-Apeatu that his appointment coincided with vandalising of police stations, rising suicide among tertiary students, […]

    Deal with  ‘galamsey’, vigilantism,  other vices  – Man of God tells IGP
  • Govt is committed to ending ‘galamsey’ – W/R Minister

    The Western Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, has reiterated government’s resolve to deal decisively with illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in the country. Illegal mining, he noted, has dire consequence on the economy as cocoa farms in some parts of the country were giving way to galamsey, by the youth and their collaborators, including farmers. He said that mining […]

    Govt is committed to ending ‘galamsey’ – W/R Minister
  • Zubzugu hit by rainstorm

    A heavy rainstorm has ripped off roofs of houses in Zabzugu and its environs, in the Zubzugu District of the Northern Region. The rainstorm rendered hundreds of people homeless, and destroyed market stalls, kiosks, ‘containers’ and electrical gadgets. Mahammudu Adam, a victim in an interview with The Ghanaian Times on Sunday, said that the rainstorm had completely ripped off the […]

    Zubzugu hit by rainstorm
  • Gunmen strike again killing girl at Nkonya

    UNIDENTIFIED gunmen struck again at Nkonya-Tayi, near Nkonya Ahenkro, in the Biakoye District of the Volta Region, on Friday, killing a 15-year-old girl. Justin Abisa was on her way from her home at the foot of the mountain in the town about 5pm to buy groundnuts when the assailants from the top of the mountain, close to Alavanyo, also in […]

    Gunmen strike again killing girl at Nkonya
  • $95 million Kumasi City Mall opens

    The US$95 million dollar Kumasi City Mall commenced trading yesterday, making the Ashanti regional capital the second city in Ghana with the complement of an A-grade shopping and recreational centre. The sprawling edifice, bedecked with intricate architectural designs, opened its gates at 9am to excited and enthusiastic residents of Kumasi eager to see the various line shops and experience one-stop […]

    $95 million Kumasi City Mall opens
  • FIFA orders Zamalek to pay Ghana’s Agogo €1.2m

    ZAMALEK have been ordered to pay €1.2 million (Euros) to former Ghana striker Junior Agogo over unpaid salaries. FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber communicated the ruling to the White Knights on Tuesday to pay the former Ghana international who terminated his contract with them in 2009. “Zamalek will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal the […]

    FIFA orders Zamalek to pay Ghana’s Agogo €1.2m
 

Politics »

$2.25b bond saga: ‘Bawumia needs not to apologise’

April 24, 2017 at 9:03 am

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s description of Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) as “ignorant” is not offensive, hence there will be no need for him to apologise,...

 

Business »

Expedite action on law to back EITI – Government urged

Expedite action on law to back EITI – Government urged

April 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

The government must expedite action on a law to back the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), Allan Lassey Senior Extractive Advisor of GIZ, a German development...

 

Education »

Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Legal Studies, UCC holds exhibition

Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Legal Studies, UCC holds exhibition

April 24, 2017 at 9:18 am

A picture exhibition depicting resilience of Ghana-United States relations through people-to-people diplomacy over the years has opened at the Prof Atta Mills Memorial Library...

Sports »

Appiah calls for support

Appiah calls for support

April 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

The newly-appointed head coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah, has called on Ghanaians to support him to succeed in his new position. This will be the second time...

Human Interest

ESSENCE OF NATIONAL POLICY SUMMITS

Policies of government are meant to provide results to transform society and satisfy the people who live in it. If these policies of government are not known by people they will not be able to understand them, let alone appreciate what they entail. It is for this reason that every action of government in the form of policy must be […]

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Social worker remanded for robbery

Social worker remanded for robbery

A social worker, and founder of the Redeeming Orphan’s Foundation, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), has been remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One”. Zakaria Debe, 35, a resident of Kasoa Amanfro in the Central Region, is charged with  causing unlawful damage to a panel door and two door locks valued at GH¢800.00. He is also charged […]

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Serena expecting a baby

Serena expecting a baby

Worlds  No. 2 tennis player Serena Williams will have a baby in the autumn, her representative has confirmed. The 35-year-old, who has 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, posted a picture of herself on social media app Snapchat on Wednesday showing a prominent bump with the message “20 weeks.” She deleted this later in the day. Williams clinched the […]

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Israel supports Ghana’s fight against ‘galamsey’

Israel supports Ghana’s fight against ‘galamsey’

The State of Israel is solidly behind Ghana in the fight against illegal mining, known as ‘galamsey’, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Ami Mehl, has assured. According to him, the Israeli government is ready to support Ghana to recover from the environmental degradation. In a press release issued in Accra on Wednesday and copied The Ghanaian Times, he applauded […]

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Gender minister unhappy about disbursement of LEAP

Gender minister unhappy about disbursement of LEAP

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, has bemoaned the difficulties some beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), go through during payments of their stipends. She, therefore, tasked financial institutions contracted to effect such payments to provide decent services to the vulnerable otherwise the sector ministry would be compelled to descend heavily on […]

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Pres calls on chiefs to join  crusade against ‘galamsey’

Pres calls on chiefs to join crusade against ‘galamsey’

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on traditional rulers to collaborate with government to fight the ‘galamsey’ menace in the country. He noted that the natural resources of the country was currently at stake with the massive destruction being caused to the environment, adding that the entire nation could no longer look on unconcerned to the phenomenon. “If […]

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Immanuel Methodist gives  to correctional centre

Immanuel Methodist gives to correctional centre

The Immanuel Methodist Society, East Airport, Accra has presented assorted quantities of consumables worth about GH¢4,000.00 and a cash donation of GH¢1,000.00 to the Senior Correctional Centre at Roman Ridge, Accra. Led by the Women’s Fellowship of the Society, the donation was described as part of the religious and social responsibility of the members. Rev. Anthony Boakye Dapaah, a minister […]

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Minister blasts Minerals C’ssion  officials over ‘galamsey’

Minister blasts Minerals C’ssion officials over ‘galamsey’

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has blasted officials of the Minerals Commission for sitting aloof for the ‘galamsey’ menace to get to the height it has reached. “You are part of this (galamsey) nonsense. How can you sit down and allow these people to do this to our lands and water bodies yet you can’t establish who […]

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Nigeria charges 53 over gay wedding

Nigeria charges 53 over gay wedding

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. The court released the group on bail and the case was remanded to May 8. Homosexual acts are banned in socially […]

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Help tackle abuse against women – First Lady

Help tackle abuse against women – First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged queenmothers and women groups to help tackle sexual and domestic abuse of women in the country. Mrs Akufo-Addo made the call at the 23rd District 18 Conference of Zonta International in Accra yesterday, to celebrate the achievements of the club in the West African Sub-region. The three-day conference is on the theme: […]

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