• Don’t use force against Fulani herdsmen – Dr Aning

    Security expert, Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning has cautioned government against the use of brute force in resolving the farmer-nomadic herdsmen crisis in the country.   Dialogue and a soft approach with the cattle herders may prove a more sustainable solution to the menace, the Director of the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training [...]

    Don’t use force against Fulani herdsmen – Dr Aning
  • Govt poised to introduce GMOs under PFJ programme

    Government is to consider the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) under its flagship “Planting for Food and Jobs” (PFJ) programme, the Deputy Director for Crop Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Solomon Gyan-Ansah, has hinted. According to him, the number of beneficiaries under the programme kept increasing by the day and the reliance on “conventional seeds” [...]

    Govt poised to introduce GMOs under PFJ programme
  • No one can stop my dream … Heavyweight champion Joshua dares

    ANTHONY Joshua has warned Joseph Parker that no man will stop him from fulfilling his dream of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. The two fighters came face-to-face for the first time on Tuesday as they kicked off the promotional tour for the March 31 showdown. Before the fight was announced Parker’s team sought to highlight perceived weaknesses [...]

    No one can stop my dream … Heavyweight champion Joshua dares
  • Ronaldinho retires from football

    BRAZILIAN World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said on Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in 2015 during a brief stint with [...]

    Ronaldinho retires from football
  • MoYS tasked to consider implementation of Dzamefe report

    The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has tasked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah to take a look at the Brazil 2014 World Cup report and consider the implementation of its recommendations. In response to a question posed at yesterday’s interaction with the media at the Flagstaff House in Accra, the President indicated that he has not [...]

    MoYS tasked to consider implementation of Dzamefe report
  • V/R Museum to be rehabilitated with Euro 50,000 Germany support

    GERMANY is studying a proposal to rehabilitate the Volta Regional Museum in Ho at a cost of 50,000 Euros. The anticipated project includes conveying German relics from Adaklu and other German colonial sites to the museum which has not undergone any form of rehabilitation for more than four decades. Pursuant to that, the German Ambassador, Mr. Christoph Retzlaph paid a [...]

    V/R Museum to be rehabilitated with Euro 50,000 Germany support
  • Kenya opposition leader vows to inaugurate self as ‘peoples’ president’

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose National Super Alliance (NASA) contests the results of October’s re-run election, has defiantly vowed to inaugurate himself the “peoples” president’ at the end of January if there is no dialogue beforehand with President Uhuru Kenyatta. In an exclusive television interview Tuesday with VOA’s Swahili Service, Odinga denied criticism the threat to hold his own [...]

    Kenya opposition leader vows to inaugurate self as ‘peoples’ president’
  • Tsatsu Tsikata, clash at Supreme Court

    There was drama at the Supreme Court yesterday between Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata and the National Investment Bank (NIB), as to who should represent the financial institution (NIB) as its solicitor in a Review Motion. The motion was filed by Mr Kwame Pianim on behalf of Standard Bank Off shore Trust Company Limited and another against NIB. Whilst the bank through [...]

    Tsatsu Tsikata,  clash at Supreme Court
  • Deputy Minority Leader challenges Veep on fiscal deficit target claim

    Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr James Klutse Avedzi, has discounted claims by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the opening ceremony of the 69th New Year School, that government has met the fiscal deficit target for the year 2017.   The Vice President during in his presentation on Monday said the country’s economy grew from 3.7 per cent [...]

    Deputy Minority Leader challenges Veep on fiscal deficit target claim
  • Govt takes over management of UG Medical Facility

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) has taken over the management the University of Ghana Medical Facility as it is the sole institution mandated to manage health care facilities in the country. This is in compliance with cabinet’s directive to the MOH to take over the University of Ghana medical facility, following a management tussle between the University of Ghana (UG) [...]

    Govt  takes over management of UG Medical Facility
 

Politics »

Dr Kokofu urged to contest NPP General Secretary position

Dr Kokofu urged to contest NPP General Secretary position

January 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm

The Conference of Democratic Analysts (CoDA), has called on the former Member of Parliament for the Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu to...

 

Business »

Akuley Shoe Factory cries for help

January 18, 2018 at 11:05 am

Akuley Shoe Factory, one of Ghana’s indigenous and biggest shoe factories is in dire need of financial support to come back to life. The factory, known for its quality Adidas...

 

Education »

Ministry congratulates Prof. Anku for contesting $1m Global Teacher Prize

Ministry congratulates Prof. Anku for contesting $1m Global Teacher Prize

January 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

The Ministry of Education has commended Professor Sistofe Enyonam Anku for contesting the $1million Global Teacher Prize. Prof. Anku is the first Ghanaian to have been nominated...

Sports »

TESL supports boxing stakeholders

TESL supports boxing stakeholders

January 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

The Trust Emporium Sports Limited (TESL) in collaboration with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and ETC Polska Group of Poland have presented boxing...

Human Interest

GFD calls for protection of Tetteh Ocloo State Sch pupils

The Ashaiman branch of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) has expressed concern that several pupils from the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf, in Adjei Kojo, constantly cross the Accra-Tema motorway after school on their own. They expressed fear that the pupils who cross the road and have hearing impairment, are at risk and put their lives in danger [...]

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3,900 V/R schools adopt ‘tippy tap’ campaign

Madam Leticia Ackun, Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the government to sustain the success chalked by the implementation of “tippy tap” in the Volta Region and replicate it nationwide. She noted that the “tippy tap”; a simple device made of assembled local materials to improve sanitation in schools had caught up with [...]

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La General Hospital needs expansion

La General Hospital needs expansion

The Medical Superintendant of the La General Hospital, Dr Ebenezer Oduro- Mensah has called for the expansion of the hospital to serve the growing population. He also expressed the need to retool the facility with bed and medical equipment to monitor patient recovery and make health care much better to residents at La community and its environs. Dr Oduro-Mensah said [...]

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Crow ‘forces plane to land’ in Burundi

The plane hit the crow during take-off, causing a ‘technical problem’ A crow has forced a plane in Burundi, packed with hundreds of soldiers, to return to the international airport in the capital, Bujumbura. The plane hit the crow during take-off, causing a “technical problem” which forced it to abort its flight to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, sources at the airport [...]

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Girl, 12, murdered at Gomoa Ekwamkrom

A 12-year old Fulani girl was in the early hours of Sunday murdered in a cold blood by an unknown person at the outskirt of Gomoa Ekwamkrom, near Agona Swedru in the Central Region. Miss Ajula Sumaila, was said to have been sent by her father, Sumaila Omaro, a Fulani herdsman leaving in the outskirts of Gomoa Ekwamkrom at about [...]

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Alleged rapist granted GHȻ 40,000

Gideon Laryea, a property agent who was accused of defiling his 10-year-old niece at Osu has been admitted to bail by an Accra circuit court on Wednesday. Laryea who was reported to have admitted inserting his finger into the victim’s vagina but denied having sexual intercourse with her, was admitted to bail in the sum of GHȻ40,000.00 with three sureties. [...]

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GBC Director General asked to proceed on leave

The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Dr Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow has been asked to proceed on leave by the governing board of the state broadcaster. The directive to Dr Anoff-Ntow was issued Monday evening, according to a source close to GBC. He is in his 13th month as the Director General of the state broadcaster. The directive, [...]

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Pres addresses media today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will have an encounter with the media at the Flagstaff House today on the performance of his administration in the past year. The President will use the opportunity to brief the media on some of the successes and challenges of his government and give reporters the chance to ask questions. This will be the second [...]

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Govt to set up 26 small companies uder NEIP

Govt to set up 26 small companies uder NEIP

Government is to set up 29 small companies under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), this year, to feed the big industries with raw materials and factory supplies. The companies will provide poultry feed, honey, concrete materials, product packages, among others, often imported by the pharmaceutical, construction, agricultural and other big industries.   The Director of business support of [...]

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Minerals C’ssion to introduce online application and processing system

Minerals C’ssion to introduce online application and processing system

The Minerals Commission is to introduce an online application and processing system to facilitate mineral rights applications and permits processes. This forms part of changes to be employed by the Commission to grow businesses in the minerals sector and create the necessary environment for an investment hike in the sector. Mr. Sampson K. Boafo, Board Chairman, who disclosed this at [...]

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