• Maternal, child health improve at East Mamprusi

    The East Mamprusi District has recorded a significant improvement in maternal and child health, as the number of women dying through child birth in the district has reduced. Statistics show that institutional maternal mortality reduced by 131 per cent from 295 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011, to 81 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, while skilled assisted […]

    Maternal, child health improve at East Mamprusi
  • 55% Ghanaians dissatisfied with economy-IMANI

    Fifty-Five per cent of Ghanaians across six regions are discontent with the Ghanaian economy and would want it fixed by the next government, Policy Think Tank, Imani Ghana has said. This was contained in the policy think tank’s pre-election report for September which highlighted areas in governance, economy, agriculture, health and gender issues, education and others as a yardstick to […]

    55% Ghanaians dissatisfied with economy-IMANI
  • Akufo-Addo galvanises votes at Obom-Domeabra

    The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to residents of Obom-Domeabra Constituency in the Greater Accra Region to change their voting pattern and vote for the NPP in this year’s general election. Nana Akufo-Addo, citing deplorable road network, lack of potable drinking water and other developmental projects in the constituency, noted that […]

    Akufo-Addo galvanises votes at Obom-Domeabra
  • Ghana to produce 300cf gas by 2018

    The prospect of gas production in the country looks very bright as Ghana is set to produce about 300 million cubic feet of gas daily by 2018 from its oil and gas fields. This comes on the heels of major exploration activities commencing offshore in Western Region in the past decade to spur economic growth and development. The gas would […]

    Ghana to produce 300cf gas by 2018
  • Ghana’s Tokyo 2020 participation to be scrutinised

    The Minister for Youth and Sports (MoYS), Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has hinted on the formation of a five-member committee to do a comparative analysis of Ghana’s participation in the next Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020. The reason for this would be to critically analyse Ghana’s strengths and weaknesses and make an informed choice of which disciplines […]

    Ghana’s Tokyo 2020 participation to be scrutinised
  • Ghana capable of becoming Africa’s No. 4 oil producer — Ecobank research report

    Ghana could become the fourth biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 once two new offshore fields come on stream, to push total output above 240,000 barrels per day (bpd), pan-African bank Ecobank has said. The country produces around 103,000 bpd ranking it ninth, far behind leaders Nigeria and Angola, which produce an average of 1.867 million bpd and […]

    Ghana capable of becoming  Africa’s No. 4 oil producer  — Ecobank research report
  • PURC advocates stiffer sanctions for illegal users of utility services

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has called for stiffer punishment to be meted out to those engaged in illegal utility connections to deter others from indulging in the practice. Nana Yaa Jantuah, Director of External Affairs of the PURC, who gave the recommendation noted that if that was not checked, it would deprive the nation the needed power for distribution […]

    PURC advocates stiffer sanctions for illegal users of utility services
  • Trainee nurses in protest march

    Hundreds of trainee nurses and midwives yesterday, marched through some of the streets of Accra to demonstrate against government’s refusal to pay their training allowances for the past two years. The demonstration, which started at about 7 am at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle,  was also to protest against  the high unemployment rate of qualified trained nurses […]

    Trainee nurses in protest march
  • Christian Council cautions electoral officers to ensure fairness

    Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), has urged electoral officers to ensure fairness in the electoral process. He said under the current Constitutional Instrument (CI) governing the general election, officers who would be engaged to swear an oath and might face a fine or imprisonment should they flout any of the rules of […]

    Christian Council cautions electoral officers to ensure fairness
  • We won’t yield to labour’s demands – President

    President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment not to yield to pressure from labour unions agitating for increment in their salaries and allowances. The President explained that compromising on government’s stance would negatively affect the country’s budget. Speaking at an Africa-United States business forum in New York on Wednesday, the President noted that, most labour unions take advantage of […]

    We won’t yield to labour’s demands – President
 

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Retain Mahama : U/W Regional House of Chiefs President

Retain Mahama : U/W Regional House of Chiefs President

September 23, 2016 at 8:58 am

The outgoing president of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, Naa Dr Charles Puo-Uree Chiiri, has reiterated his stance on the need for Ghanaians to give President...

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Elumelu wins Africa Investor award

Elumelu wins Africa Investor award

September 23, 2016 at 8:10 am

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu has received the ‘Person of the Year’ award at the Africa Investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit hosted alongside the...

 

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Education »

32 new Community Day SHSs to start admissions

32 new Community Day SHSs to start admissions

September 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Education Minister says 32 of government’s new Community Day schools will admit their first batches of students who have passed their...

Sports »

Black Maidens face Cameroon in friendly today

September 23, 2016 at 8:38 am

Ghana has lined up two friendly matches as part of preparations for the 2016 FIFA Female World Cup which will be played in Jordan from September 30- October 21. The Black...

 
 

Human Interest

Kaneshie market engulfed by filth

Kaneshie market engulfed by filth

Traders and commuters at the Kaneshie Market, in Accra, have expressed their displeasure about the dumping of refuse in front of the Post Office road at the market. As early as 8.30am in the morning yesterday, the road was almost engulfed by a heap of refuse, making it difficult for drivers and commuters to ply the route.

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La Nkwantanang Madina Education Directorate to build ICT centre

La Nkwantanang Madina Education Directorate to build ICT centre

The La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Education Directorate on Tuesday held a forum to solicit funds for the construction of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and library complex. The one storey facility estimated to cost GH¢250,000 with a 120 sitting capacity, is to help improve teaching and learning in the municipality.

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180 women undergo training in financial management

180 women undergo training in financial management

About 180 women in the North Gonja District have undergone training with the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) scheme to learn the habit of savings to improve their livelihood. The VSLA, facilitated by the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) programme with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), saw the women, who formed six groups, contribute […]

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Marshalans donate to Ghana Prisons

Marshalans donate to Ghana Prisons

The Dansoman branch of the Knight and Ladies of Marshal, a Catholic-friendly society, on Wednesday, presented tools and machines worth GH¢10,000 to the Senior Correction Centre of the Ghana Prison Service in Accra. The presentation, which includes two industrial machines, three hand sewing machines, three industrial irons, 40 yards of leather and 19 scissors, is to equip the bamboo workshop […]

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NPP slams NDC record on roads

NPP slams NDC record on roads

In spite of the huge amounts expended in the road sector, the country’s road network has seen very little improvement under the NDC-led government, the Minority Caucus in Parliament has said. According to the Minority, the NDC government had since 2009, injected a colossal amount of GH¢4.7 billion into the road sector but had very little to show.

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Youth urged to take up farming

Youth urged to take up farming

The youth have been advised to place premium on agricultural activities to help bridge the gap between the poor and the rich in the country. That will help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) of ending poverty by 2030.

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Health researchers brainstorm

Health researchers brainstorm

Researchers in the health and other sectors have met at a forum in Accra, to discuss how to utilise research based information in health intervention programmes. The two day forum, which was necessitated by the need to explore useful areas for further research work in health issue across the country, was on the theme “Evidence based decision making – the […]

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United clash with City again in League Cup 4th round

United clash with City again in League Cup 4th round

Sometimes  any old win will do and here was any old win and a little relief for Jose Mourinho – at least until the draw paired Manchester United with neighbours City. While City appear fluent with nine wins on the bounce, United are still untidy at the back and cautious in attack where the luckless Wayne Rooney continues to splutter, […]

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Tyson Gay withdraws from Canada athletics championships

Tyson Gay withdraws from Canada athletics championships

Veteran sprinter Tyson Gay abandoned his bid to make the United States bobsled team on Wednesday after pulling out of the National Push Championships in Canada. Gay, 34, a divisive figure in US track and field following his 2013 doping conviction, opted to skip the men’s event after consulting with bobsled coaches, a statement said. “Gay flew to Calgary two […]

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FIFA backs Sierra Leone FA in use of funds

FIFA backs Sierra Leone FA in use of funds

FIFA has said there has been no ‘misuse of the funds’ it has given to the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA). SLFA president Isha Johansen was detained and questioned by Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) this month over the issue. “FIFA has no reason to suspect there has been misuse of funds that FIFA has provided to the SLFA,” FIFA wrote […]

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