• Goosie Tanoh picks nomination form

    A flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Goosie Tanoh, on Saturday picked his nomination form to officially announce his participation in the party’s upcoming flagbearship election. Picked on his behalf by a team led by Eric Williams, Mr. Tanoh was the last of the flagbearer hopefuls to pick the forms as the nomination was closed later the same [...]

    Goosie Tanoh picks nomination form
  • Small scale mining: Govt to announce new policy Friday

    The government will on Friday announce a new policy framework for regularising and reforming mining activities in Ghana.   According to the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the announcement is expected to focus on how validated and legally responsible miners can mine after December 15 this year and processes towards dredging and land reclamation in affected mining areas.   [...]

    Small scale mining: Govt to announce new policy Friday
  • Crime officers build capacity

    Twenty two crime officers have undergone capacity building to equip them with skills and knowledge required to effectively identify and classify various corruption cases and crime, to facilitate justice delivery in the country. The day’s workshop was organised by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and Strengthening Action against Corruption (STAAC), a United Kingdom non-governmental organisation, on [...]

    Crime officers build capacity
  • Online software to facilitate court processes launched in Accra

    An online software aimed at processing the complaint of court victims in the country has been launched in Accra on Tuesday. It will enable the public and the court staff to streamline complaints in a transparent and effective way through the use of phones and computers. Christened, “Online Compliant Management Platform” the portal was developed by the Accountability, Rule of [...]

    Online software to facilitate court processes launched in Accra
  • Don’t outsource public sector payroll management-TUC

    The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Ghana has advised the government against outsourcing the  public sector payroll management to a third party  in its bid to create a robust and ‘ghost free’ system. According to the union, although the Controller and Accountant General’s Department had limited competence in the area hence the current challenge, privatisation was not the way to go. [...]

    Don’t outsource public sector payroll management-TUC
 

Politics »

‘Political persuasion will drive Ghana Beyond Aid agenda’

‘Political persuasion will drive Ghana Beyond Aid agenda’

December 10, 2018 at 7:56 am

The Kasena-Nankana Municipal Chief Executive, William Aduum has observed that patriotism, preparedness to sacrifice, knowledge and political persuasion should drive the Ghana...

 

Business »

Energy Commercial Bank engages strategic investors to meet capital requirement

December 10, 2018 at 8:08 am

Energy Commercial Bank says it is in discussions with some strategic investors to acquire a stake in the bank through a private placement. The move according to a statement...

 

Education »

IUCG admits 350 new students

IUCG admits 350 new students

December 10, 2018 at 8:04 am

A total of 350 students have been admitted into the Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG) to pursue various academic programmes in the 2018/2019 academic year. With 160...

Sports »

PGA to train sports journalists on golf reporting

PGA to train sports journalists on golf reporting

December 6, 2018 at 10:37 am

Mr Tony Kwame Mintah, president for the Ghana Professional Golfers Association (PGA), has said, his outfit will soon roll out a programme to educate sports journalists to...

Human Interest

From revelry to tragedy on Uganda’s party boat

From revelry to tragedy on Uganda’s party boat

Six survivors of a day of fun and revelry that turned into a tragedy after a Ugandan party boat capsized on Lake Victoria tell the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga what happened. “The DJ kept irritating us, telling us to balance the boat,” says Tashobya Nsubuga. “A good song would start playing and then you would hear, ‘Balance the boat’. That was [...]

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‘Africa world’s worst for road traffic deaths’

‘Africa world’s worst for road traffic deaths’

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published figures that also reveal Africa has the worst rate of road traffic deaths in the world. Its report says many African and South American countries still do not have sufficient speed limit laws. But it also highlights [...]

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Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. The helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state, witnesses are quoted by AFP news agency as saying. No official reason has yet been given for the crash. A number of [...]

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Small scale mining must be sustained

There is no doubt that mining contributes significantly to the economy of the country in terms of revenue from foreign exchange earning and job opportunities to the teeming unemployed. Indeed, artisanal small scale mining remains key in our socioeconomic development if well regulated. It plays fundamental role in both the local and national economies which includes being among the major [...]

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Nakung regent released

Nakung regent released

The Regent of Nakung, in the Northern Region, Adams Bawa Mahama, was released, after a combine team of military and police personnel on Sunday took him to Tamale, the regional capital.   The regent was in Yendi to pay homage to the Kampakuya-Na Abdulai Yakubu Andani when the security picked him at his residence.   The regent of Nakung, Mahama, [...]

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National Farmers’ award winner dies

This year’s National Farmers Day celebration came with the sudden death of one of the national award winners, Issah Nayawo, 46, resident of Jasikan in the Volta Region. He was awarded posthumously on Friday at the National Farmers’ Day, held at the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale, graced by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The late Nayawo, a [...]

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Chelsea offer Hazard   £300,000-a-week deal

Chelsea offer Hazard £300,000-a-week deal

CHELSEA have offered Eden Hazard a £300,000-a-week contract, boss Maurizio Sarri revealed on Tuesday. That would make him the highest-paid player in Chelsea’s history but Hazard wants to know Real Madrid’s stance before committing his future to the club. His contract expires at the end of next season. “It’s up to him,” Sarri said in the build-up to Wednesday’s Premier [...]

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Serena, Nadal, Murray for Aussie Open

Serena, Nadal, Murray for Aussie Open

SERENA Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed yesterday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving birth to her first child to reach the 2018 Wimbledon and [...]

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City edge Watford   to extend lead

City edge Watford to extend lead

MANCHESTER City were forced to defend deep in the final stages at Watford on Tuesday but ensured their title-chasing juggernaut kept rolling on with a 2-1 victory that extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points. But that lead could be whittled down to two with a Liverpool win over Burnley which was being played [...]

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41 govt officials graduate from Spanish Language Centre

41 govt officials graduate from Spanish Language Centre

FORTY one diplomats and public servants have graduated from the Colombian Spanish Language Course in Accra yesterday. The  course  which is the  fifth  edition, had participants drawn from the Ministries of  Foreign  Affairs and  Regional Integration, Agriculture, Gender, Children  and Social Protection, Interior,  Defence and Tourism, Culture and  Creative Arts. Participants  were also drawn from other governmental institutions like the [...]

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