• Ga chiefs urged to take advantage of 1D1F initiative

    Mrs Elizabeth Sackey, the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, has called on chiefs in the region to take advantage of government’s policy on the One District One Factory to create job opportunities for the people. She said the pockets of conflicts in some Ga communities did not augur well for development and urged the chiefs to ensure that peace prevailed […]

    Ga chiefs urged to take advantage of 1D1F initiative
  • Medical doctors to apply for housemanship from next year – GHS

    Medical doctors will from this year, apply for postings after their housemanship. That, according to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare was to ensure that more doctors worked in the rural areas. He described as worrying, doctors’ reluctance to accept postings to deprived areas after training. “If you want to work, you apply to the […]

    Medical doctors to apply for housemanship from next year – GHS
  • Konadu ignores calls to quit after defeat

    Black Stars B coach, Maxwell Konadu says he will not heed to calls for him to step down from his post after failing to qualify the team for a second successive CHAN tournament. The former Asante Kotoko trainer saw his side suffer a shocking 2-1 defeat to Burkina Faso at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. The Black Stars B […]

    Konadu ignores calls to quit after defeat
  • FDA denies certifying five herbal medicines

    The Centre for Plant Medicine Research has denied knowledge of five herbal medicines which the producers claim have been certified by the Centre. The affected herbal products, mostly aphrodisiacs, are ‘Prince herbal garlic capsules’, ‘Ak 47 super sex medicine’, ‘Superman herbal’, ‘Superstar capsule’, and ‘Sexy power bitters’. According to the Executive Director of the Centre, Dr Augustine Ocloo, the Centre […]

    FDA denies certifying five herbal medicines
  • ‘Give Council of State more powers’

    A former Council of State member, Nii Amu Darko has supported calls for the council to be given more powers. He noted that, the Council could do more than just advising the President on his policies, decisions and programmes. The country’s constitution empowers the Council to advise the President in the discharge of his functions, but does not oblige the […]

    ‘Give Council of State more powers’
  • Sycophants have ‘hijacked’ President Akufo-Addo—Ken Agyapong

    President Nana Akufo-Addo is barely nine months into office but appears to have come under barrages of criticisms not only from his opponents, but his own party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP). From allegations of showing weakness in addressing the contaminated fuel disaster at Bulk Oil Storage Transport (BOST) to not dealing with perception of insecurity in the country, everything […]

    Sycophants have ‘hijacked’ President Akufo-Addo—Ken Agyapong
  • GNFS worried over increase in vehicular fires

    The Chief Fire Officer, of the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS), Dr Albert Brown Gaisie has expressed worry over the increased rate of vehicular fires in the country. He said for the first and second quarter of this year a total of 256 vehicular fires were recorded countrywide. Dr Gaisie disclosed during a press conference in Accra yesterday that most of […]

    GNFS worried over increase in vehicular fires
  • CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

    Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise. The clashes took place in Bria, in the centre of the country 450 kilometres from the capital Bangui, between a majority Muslim rebel group and a predominantly Christian […]

    CAR clashes leave 13 people dead
  • Former Ghanaian envoys to Sierra Leone sign book of condolence

    Four former Ghanaian High Commissioners to Sierra Leone yesterday signed the book of condolence opened at the High Commission to commiserate with the government and people of Sierra Leone over the flood and mudslide that have killed about 500 people. They are General Carl Modey, Mr Kabral Blay Amihere, Dr Mokowa Blay Adu Gyamfi and Mrs Elizabeth Mills-Robertson. Representatives of […]

    Former Ghanaian envoys to Sierra Leone sign book of condolence
  • Carpenter jailed 15 years for defiling daughter

    A 47-year-old Carpenter was yesterday jailed 15 years by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling his 12-year-old daughter. The convict, James Debrah, was charged for defilement and incest. However, the court presided by Mrs.Abena Oppong  Adjin Doku, in her judgement, said prosecution failed to provide more evidence to sustain  the incest charge. The prosecutor, Detective Inspector, Kofi Atimbire, said the […]

    Carpenter jailed 15 years for defiling daughter
 

Politics »

Anyidoho gets appointment

Anyidoho gets appointment

August 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Council Of African Political Parties (CAPP), has overwhelmingly elected Koku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to a joint position...

 

Business »

GRA holds tax education in Ho

August 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The Ho office of the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has held a day’s tax education seminar here for its stakeholders and tax payers as...

 

Education »

Grade D and E should not be glorified by teachers – Minister

August 22, 2017 at 10:41 am

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has entreated heads and teachers of senior high schools (SHS), to adequately prepare students to enable them to obtain...

Sports »

Konadu ignores calls to quit after defeat

Konadu ignores calls to quit after defeat

August 22, 2017 at 10:40 am

Black Stars B coach, Maxwell Konadu says he will not heed to calls for him to step down from his post after failing to qualify the team for a second successive CHAN tournament. The...

Human Interest

Public warned against consumption of puffer fish

The Fisheries Commission has cautioned the public against the harvesting and consumption of the puffer fish, following the recent death of some residents in the Volta Region. According to Dr Peter Zedah, the Aquatic Animal Health Specialist of the Commission, though the poisonous fish was a delicacy worldwide, especially Asia, it required a special skill and license to make it […]

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Instil moral discipline in wards to prepare them for future

Instil moral discipline in wards to prepare them for future

The Presiding bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Most Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt, has admonished Christians to make it a priority to instill moral discipline in their wards to prepare them to lead responsible lives in future. “Instilling practical morals is important as it prepares the child to lead a good life in future. Most opportunities to teach moral values […]

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S Sudan threatens to suspend UN mission’s air operations

S Sudan threatens to suspend UN mission’s air operations

South Sudan has threatened to stop all planes operated by the UN peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) from taking to the skies following a dispute over security clearance.   Government spokesman Michael Makuei said late Sunday that UNMISS has failed to follow a government directive introduced last year that requires organisations to get flight clearance 72 hours before travel.   Makuei said […]

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LET’S PAY ATTENTION TO POPULATION GROWTH

The National Population Council last week made a startling revelation about Ghana’s population growth that must not be allowed to pass without comments. According to the Council, Ghana’s annual population growth has been 2.5 per cent annually, which translates into between 700,000 and 800,000 human beings, over the three years in question. This is quite startling and worrying, taking into […]

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No influx of Togolese refugees into Ghana – GIS

There is no threat of a mass exodus of Togolese into Ghana to seek refuge, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), has assured. Fears began mounting among communities along the Ghana side of the frontier at the weekend, following mass protests calling for an end to the Gnassingbe family dynasty, which has ruled the West African nation for five decades. However, […]

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Indian businessman in court again over his deportation

The Indian businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, has filed a case against his deportation at the Accra High Court, and to compel the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to issue him a visa. The Indian is currently in the country without visa because the GIS had turned down his visa application. His lawyer, Mr. Gary Nimako Marfo, went to court, following refusal […]

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22 hotels, guest houses shut down in Eastern Region

22 hotels, guest houses shut down in Eastern Region

Twenty-two hotels and guest houses in the Eastern Region have been shut down by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) for operating illegally. Some of the affected hotels do not have valid licences, while others have not been registered with the Authority. They were closed at the weekend in an exercise by the GTA to clamp down on illegal hospitality facilities. […]

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Government halts mandatory towing levy

Government halts mandatory towing levy

The government has decided not to implement the controversial mandatory National Vehicle Towing Levy which has attracted a lot of opposition from sections of the public. The decision follows an extensive consultation between the Ministry for Transport and stakeholders in the sector after public outrage . A statement signed by Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Transport Minister and issued yesterday […]

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Ghanaians must celebrate their own enterpreneurs – McDan

Ghanaians must celebrate their own enterpreneurs – McDan

Ghanaians have been advised to celebrate their compatriots who have made it in life and whose impacts are helping to improve the lot of the people. “It’s about time we began to celebrate our own.  It is sad that we choose to celebrate others and instead run down our own,” the Executive Chairman, McDan Group of Companies, Dr Daniel McKorley […]

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President receives four new envoys

President receives four new envoys

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, last Friday, received letters of credence from envoys from Britain, Nigeria, Angola and Burkina Faso to represent their respective countries in Ghana. They are Lain Walker, British High Commissioner; Femi Michel Abikoye, Nigerian High Commissioner; Augusto da Silva Cunhu, Angolan Ambassador, and Pingrenoma Zagre, the Burkinabe Ambassador. Receiving the letters of credence separately at the […]

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