• Police confirm arrest of Menzgold boss in Dubai

    The Ghana Police had confirmed that the Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) has been arrested by Emirati officials in Dubai. His arrest in Dubai is to facilitate investigations into suspicion that he had been involved in bad gold trading deals within the Emirati jurisdiction. The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police [...]

    Police confirm arrest of Menzgold boss in Dubai
  • Let’s build strong institutions …to consolidate country’s democracy – Prof. Ayee

    The penchant for creating multiple institutions to address Ghana’s perennial problems has been identified as a bane to consolidating the country’s democracy. Political Scientist, Professor Joseph Atsu Ayee who described the current state of institutions in the country as “weak and in crisis” said the fragmentation of institutions weakened their capacity to perform their mandates “resulting in overlaps, turf wars [...]

    Let’s build strong institutions …to consolidate country’s democracy – Prof. Ayee
  • Government plans to introduce Centralised University admissions

    THE Ministry of Education (MoE) is considering introducing a Centralised University Admissions and Placement Service (CAPS) to ease the enrolment of students into all tertiary education in the country. The initiative is to replace the current stressful and expensive system of applying to different universities in Ghana. The Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah, disclosed this in a [...]

    Government plans to introduce Centralised University admissions
  • Ghana attends IRENA confab in UAE

    Ghana has participated in the ninth session of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which took place at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.   The Minister of Energy, Mr John Peter Amewu led a delegation from the Ministry and the Energy Commission (EC) to the meeting which started on Thursday, January 10 and ended on Sunday, January 13, [...]

    Ghana attends IRENA confab in UAE
  • New regional, district capitals to be determined by consensus – Dan Botwe

    The government has stated that it will give the option of selecting towns designated for regional and district capitals to stakeholders in the newly created regions. Minister of Regional Re-organisation and Development, Dan Botwe explained that traditional authorities and the people of the yet to be inaugurated regions should consult among themselves and submit their decisions to the government. The [...]

    New regional, district capitals to be determined by consensus – Dan Botwe
 

Politics »

Peace very expensive – Peace Council Chairman

Peace very expensive – Peace Council Chairman

January 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante has stated that peace is very expensive and government alone cannot shoulder this responsibility. He...

 

Business »

Fidelity Bank, Societe Generale conclude landmark transaction with Frontclear

January 15, 2019 at 8:47 am

Frontclear, Fidelity Bank Ghana and Societe Generale have completed a USD40 million cross-currency total return swap transaction. A statement issued in Accra yesterday said...

 

Education »

Elon University students donate to Sokode-Etoe

Elon University students donate to Sokode-Etoe

January 15, 2019 at 8:21 am

TWENTY-SEVEN students from the Elon University in North Carolina, USA have donated a large consignment of school supplies and an amount of GHȻ17, 000 to the Sokode-Etoe in...

Sports »

Akonnor cautions against complacency

Akonnor cautions against complacency

January 15, 2019 at 10:49 am

Head Coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, C.K. Akonnor has cautioned that there is still work to do ahead of the Coton Sport Garoua reverse fixture despite the 3-2 triumph against...

  • GBF plans towards Olympics 2020, AAG 2023
    GBF plans towards Olympics 2020, AAG 2023

    The national boxing team, the Black Bombers has commenced preparation for two major upcoming events – The 2020...

    January 15, 2019 at 9:39 am
  • GAA scribe gets ECOWAS post
    GAA scribe gets ECOWAS post

    Mr Bawah Fuseini, General Secretary of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), has been appointed as the new General...

    January 15, 2019 at 9:06 am
  • Ghana 2019 rugby fixtures announced

    The Ghana Rugby Football Union (Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures for its 2019 Ghana Rugby Club Championship...

    January 15, 2019 at 8:49 am

Human Interest

Is Ghana becoming morally bankrupt?

The banking system of a country is even more important than its Government.  For Governments come and go, whereas the banks stay and serve both supporters and enemies of the changing governments. Because of their “permanent” status, and the never-ending need of humanity for economic support, banks assume a role in society that is almost “sacred”.  Everyone expects them to [...]

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Resource FEU to deal with illegal fishing at sea- Tema chief fisherman

Resource FEU to deal with illegal fishing at sea- Tema chief fisherman

The Tema Awudum Chief Fisherman, Nii Odametey II, yesterday urged the government to adequately resource the Fisheries Enforcement Unit (FEU) to enable it to deal with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Ghana’s sea. Ghana loses millions of cedis annually through IUU, the menace has also resulted in dwindling catches for over two decades. Speaking in an interview here [...]

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GUTA calls for public debate on high cost of doing business

GUTA calls for public debate on high cost of doing business

THE Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), has expressed concern about what it described as the high import duty and other cost of doing business in the country particularly to the trading community and importers. The association says it appreciates, laud and welcomes the debate on the import duty within government circle, as mentioned in the speech of President Nana [...]

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Kasapreko to  set up factory  in Ashanti Region

Kasapreko to set up factory in Ashanti Region

The government under its flagship programme, One district, One factory, is assisting Kasapreko Company Limited, producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, to access a US$20 million Eximbank loan to build a subsidiary state-of-the-art factory in the Ashanti Region. Construction of the factory, which is underway, is expected to be completed by June this year, and would create about 3,000 direct [...]

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Tourist facility operators urged to be innovative

Tourist facility operators urged to be innovative

Tourist facility operators in the Eastern Region have been called upon to strategically position themselves to experience a significant traffic of tourists to the region this year. The Eastern Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Authority, Frederick Adjei-Rudolph, urged them to be very professional and innovative in their service delivery to attract the millions of tourists billed to visit Ghana this year. He was addressing an appreciation luncheon for the 2017 major sponsors of the Eastern Regional [...]

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Let’s make New Year School impactful

Professionals from all fields of endeavours have converged on the University of Ghana, Legon to participate in this year’s Annual New Year School and Conference to discuss relevant national issues and make recommendations for consideration by policy makers. This year’s NYS is the 70th edition of the programme which has always been organised by the Institute of Adult Education, now [...]

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Election of MMDCEs to address ‘winner takes all’ concern – Hajia Alima Mahama

Election of MMDCEs to address ‘winner takes all’ concern – Hajia Alima Mahama

Election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will address the winner takes all in Ghana’s democracy the Minister of Local Governance and Rural Development (MLGRD), Hajia Alima Mahama has said. She noted that the election when held, would promote democracy and development, as MMDCEs who belong to opposition parties would be able to participate in governance. Hajia Mahama [...]

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Dagbon chief warrior, sub chiefs arrive in Yendi for Yaa-Naa Andani’s funeral

Kumbun-Naa Abu Iddirisu, chief warrior of the Dagbon kingdom yesterday headed to Yendi, capital of Dagbon on horseback accompanied by his entourage and swarms of harmlessbees, for the funeral rites of the late overlord of Dagbon Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II. The Kumbun-Naa whose presence at the funeral is significant made a brief stoppage in Tamale and Moin before proceeding to [...]

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GJA , Star Ghana, CSOs collaborate for effective governance at local level

GJA , Star Ghana, CSOs collaborate for effective governance at local level

Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and Star Ghana’s enhanced media and civil society organisations (CSOs) partnership project for effective economic governance at the national and sub-national level has been held in Kumasi. The 18-month project with funds from Star Ghana, expects the media and CSOs to gain more insight into the political economy of Ghana, especially at the local level and [...]

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Bolivia extradites Italian ex-militia

Bolivia extradites Italian ex-militia

An Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. He was extradited after being found in Santa Cruz de La Sierra during an international police operation. After escaping from prison in Italy, Battisti lived [...]

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