• Inflation eases to 10.3% in January

    The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) eased to 10.3 per cent in January from 11.8 per cent the previous month, the Ghana Statistical Service has said. It is the lowest in at least five years, giving the Bank of Ghana room to resume rate cuts. The rate is the slowest since January 2013, according to the agency’s data, Baah Wadieh, [...]

    Inflation eases to 10.3% in January
  • Ghana’s exports to US under AGOA grow

     Ghana has been lauded for its performance under African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA); more than doubling its exports to the United States to about $300 million between 2016 and 2017, reflecting a general growth of African exports to the US under AGOA. Mr Harry Sullivan, Acting Director for Economic and Regional Affairs of the Bureau of African Affairs, said [...]

    Ghana’s exports to US under AGOA grow
  • Japanese ambassador c’ssions 6-unit classroom block in Tamale

    The Japanese ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Tsutomu Himeno has commissioned a six-unit classroom block to promote teaching and learning for pupils at the Datoyili T.I. Ahmadiya Primary School in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern Region.   The facility included a four-unit Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) toilet, a urinal, head teacher’s office and staff common room for teachers.   It was funded [...]

    Japanese ambassador c’ssions 6-unit classroom block in Tamale
  • Customs, GIS join forces in border control

    The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly manage the country’s borders. Under the collaboration dubbed, ‘Integrated Border Management’, the two agencies would conduct joint patrols and training, share intelligence, operational equipment and office and residential accommodation. Agreed upon after about two years of [...]

    Customs, GIS  join forces in  border control
  • Attorney General’s Department given clearance for new staff

    The Attorney General’s Department and Ministry of Justice, will be made more vibrant to help in the dispensation of effective justice in the country, Miss Gloria Akuffo, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has said. She was speaking during a familiarisation visit to Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region on Wednesday. Miss Akuffo said as part of the process [...]

    Attorney General’s Department given clearance for new staff
  • Parliament cuts 2% tax off petroleum products

    PARLIAMENT has amended the Special Petroleum Tax Act, 2014 (Act 879), now Special Petroleum Tax (Amendment) Act 2018, slashing the tax component on petroleum products from 15 per cent to 13 per cent effective today.   The amendment comes in the wake of pressure on the government to abolish the tax in line with its electioneering campaign promise following the [...]

    Parliament cuts 2% tax off petroleum products
  • Goldstar Air, Ethiopian Airlines agree to use same MRO

    Goldstar Air, a wholly Ghanaian owned airline and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement for the former to use the latter’s Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) in the interim. The Ghanaian airline said it was working hard to have its own MRO and Training School in Tamale soon. Mr Eric Bannerman, Executive Chairman of Goldstar Air, in an interview with the [...]

    Goldstar Air, Ethiopian Airlines  agree to use same MRO
  • Minority, Majority in tango over economic

    The National Democratic Congress lawmaker for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, Isaac Adongo, has faulted the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for what he said is the decline in the economic growth of the country.   He has thus urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to change Dr Bawumia as the head of the Economic Management [...]

    Minority, Majority in tango over economic
  • Grenades are potent explosives – ACP Eklu

    Police have confirmed that the grenades found on the three suspects at Ablekuman in Accra have been proven to be potent explosives. This was after the exhibits were referred to the Base Ordinance Depot of the Military High Command for laboratory analyses. The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Senanu Eklu disclosed this [...]

    Grenades are potent explosives  – ACP Eklu
  • Bagbin: NHIS worse off under Addo-Addo

    The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has described as untrue, claims by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that confidence has been restored in the National Health Insurance Scheme. Delivering the second State of the Nation Address last week, the president noted that hospitals no longer collect extra monies from patients as was the case during the previous administration. [...]

    Bagbin: NHIS worse off under Addo-Addo
 

Politics »

Bagbin: NHIS worse off under Addo-Addo

Bagbin: NHIS worse off under Addo-Addo

February 13, 2018 at 8:28 am

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has described as untrue, claims by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that confidence has been restored in the National...

 

Business »

Inflation eases to 10.3% in January

Inflation eases to 10.3% in January

February 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm

The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) eased to 10.3 per cent in January from 11.8 per cent the previous month, the Ghana Statistical Service has said. It is the lowest...

 

Education »

Free SHS policy; No parent has an excuse not to send children to sch

February 13, 2018 at 8:40 am

As part of his contributions toward the development of his hometown, the Vice-Chancellor of the Sunyani Technical University, Professor Kwadwo Adinkra-Appiah is spearheading...

Sports »

Club 50 honours sports heroes

Club 50 honours sports heroes

February 16, 2018 at 11:58 am

A Ho-based men’s social guild, Club 50, on Wednesday honoured Olympic boxing hero Prince Amartey and former Black Stars idol, Mensah Aguadze at a ceremony in Ho. This was...

  • Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Sannie Daara, insists the only way to keep Ghana...

    February 16, 2018 at 11:52 am
  • Clubs supported decision to close stadium – MoYS PRO

    Mr Elvis Adjei-Baah, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOY), has said Accra Hearts...

    February 16, 2018 at 11:52 am
  • GTTA selects six for Commonwealth Games

    The Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), has selected six players to represent Ghana in table tennis at the 2018...

    February 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

Human Interest

Water, sanitation personnel lack skills to solve practical problems

Findings of a study on Human Capacity Development in the Water and Sanitation sector has identified a huge skill deficit among personnel in the water resources and sanitation institutions. The study revealed that water and sanitation officers are only exposed to theoretical training and find it difficult to solve practical problems on the field. The study however suggests that training [...]

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LET’S PROTECT THE CHILD

Ghana has numerous pieces of legislation for child care and protection. We are always first to ratify international conventions for the protection of the child but in practical terms, the implementations of the policies and other legislation have been a big challenge. Our children are our future. So therefore, society must adequately prepare them, equip them with the skills, knowledge [...]

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3 handbag snatchers busted

3 handbag snatchers busted

Three persons who allegedly robbed a woman of her handbag have been busted by the police at Pambros in Accra. The suspects, Kofi Poku, Daniel Agyapong and Yaw Osei Boakye are in the custody of the police assisting in investigations. The Accra Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times [...]

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Gregory Afoko’s case adjourned again

An Accra High Court has for the second time adjourned to March 1 and 2, the case concerning the murder of Adam Mahama, the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The court presided by Justice L.L Mensah, a Court of Appeal Judge sitting with additional responsibility did not assign any reason for the adjournment. However, [...]

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Matter arising out of Special Prosecutor vetting

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Burns Kaiser Amidu noted for his gargantuan words, yesterday had a gruelling session with the Appointments Committee of Parliament and released another term-structural violence. Before we delve into matters arising out of his vetting, it is important to revisit the works of Johan Galtung, the Norwegian Sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of peace and [...]

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Man grabbed for swindling retiree of GH¢105,000

An unemployed man who allegedly swindled a retired administrator of a university in Accra of GH¢105,000 has been arrested by the police. Lawrence Boafo, 23, also known as Destiny is currently on police enquiry bail. Two other accomplices, identified as Nana Konadu and Nana Antwi are on the run and being sought for by the police. Items retrieved from him [...]

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Agona West records 762 teenage pregnancy cases

Agona West records 762 teenage pregnancy cases

The Agona West municipality recorded  a total of 762 cases of teenage pregnancy cases mostly school girls aged between 10 and 15 years in 2017 as against 678 cases in 2016.   This came to light at the annual performance review of the Health Management Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) at Agona Swedru. Ms Christian Intsiful, Agona West [...]

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Over 530 police  investigators to be  trained this year

Over 530 police investigators to be trained this year

More than 530 police investigators will be trained by the end of the year to boost crime investigation and prosecution in the country, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has said “CID has commenced a process to recruit more officers to work as detectives in various police regions to boost [...]

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DON’T USE VIOLENCE TO ADDRESS GRIEVANCE

DECENTRALISATION has taken root in Ghana with the creation of more district assemblies and sub-metros to bring local governance to the grassroots to increase community participation in the decision making. The creation of more assemblies to take care of the aspirations and needs of the citizenry has also brought in its wake challenges of where to site district capitals. The [...]

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GAF recovers remains of late Ebony’s bodyguard

GAF recovers remains of late Ebony’s bodyguard

The recovery of the mortal remains of the late LAC Vondee Atsu Francis, involved in the accident with hip-life artiste, Ebony, to the 37th Military was in line with military norms and practices, the Ghana Armed Forces has stated.   In a press release issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra, it said the evacuation of [...]

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