• 7th session of Ghana, Nigeria talks ends in Accra

    The governments of Ghana and Nigeria have renewed their commitments towards strengthening mutually beneficial relations to accelerate growth and development in all sectors of the two economies. The commitments comes at the back of a three-day high level meeting between the two countries, led by the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, for Ghana […]

    7th session of Ghana, Nigeria talks ends in Accra
  • First National Bank named the most innovative African Bank

    First National Bank, a division of FirstRand Group has been adjudged the Most Innovative African Bank at the 2017 African FinTech Awards for the second year in a row. The African FinTech Awards recognises innovative and disruptive financial technology companies that have excelled in their sphere of business.   Some of the bank’s achievements include becoming the first bank in […]

    First National Bank named the most innovative African Bank
  • Bukom Banku stopped!

    Bastie Samir vowed to stop ‘talkative’ Braimah Kamoko (Bukom Banku) and he did, in front of a huge crowd at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday night. In a non-title fight scheduled for 12 rounds, Bastie produced the performance of his career to end Bukom’s undefeated record by stopping him in the seventh round. Banku looked in danger of being […]

    Bukom Banku stopped!
  • China embraces new ‘principle’ when embarking on new journey

    Everyone who followed Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) got the message loud and clear: A new era has begun.   Central to Xi’s declaration that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, was his statement that the “principal contradiction” facing Chinese society, a maxim that has stood for 36 years, has […]

    China embraces new ‘principle’ when embarking on new journey
  • AMERI deal is clean — Kwabena Donkor

    Former Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor, has mounted a strong defence for the previous administration in the Africa Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI) Group power badge deal, giving the transaction a clean bill of health. Dr Donkor, Pru East MP, said there was a value for money audit by the government before the deal was entered into with the Qatari […]

    AMERI deal is clean — Kwabena Donkor
  • Court issues arrest warrant against 3 employers

    Dr. Worlanyo Kotoku, the presiding Magistrate of the Accra District Magistrate Court on Saturday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Asare Peter for failing to pay to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of his employees totalling GH¢18,090.34.   The court also issued separate warrants for the arrest of Dodoo Charles and Colin Akohene who […]

    Court issues arrest warrant  against 3 employers
  • WHO cancels Mugabe ambassador role

    The World Health Organisation has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. He had previously praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. But critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system had collapsed under […]

    WHO cancels Mugabe ambassador role
  • NPP youth lock up Tamale School Feeding office

    A pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group at Aboabo, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region, calling itself the Burma Camp Youth Wing, has vowed never to unlock the Northern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).   The group on Monday October 16, 2017, chased out the Regional Coordinator and staff and locked out the […]

    NPP youth lock up Tamale School Feeding office
  • Ken Agyapong to embark on demonstration against govt …For neglecting constituents

    New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Agyapong has threatened to stage a one man naked demonstration if the government fails to expedite action on the deplorable state of roads in his constituency. He noted that “bad roads in the area are affecting economic activities and I will not hesitate to strip naked and register my displeasure if the Minister of […]

    Ken Agyapong to embark on demonstration against govt …For neglecting constituents
  • Online transactions at Registrar –General’s Department shoot up by 374 per cent

    The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD), has seen marked improvement in the registration of companies, as well as the authorisation of operations of businesses since it launched its online registration portal. By the first half of the year, over 6,855 online transactions were conducted via the Registrar-General’s Department portal. There has been substantial growth in annual online transaction numbers, from a mere […]

    Online transactions at Registrar –General’s Department shoot up by 374 per cent
 

Politics »

Election of MMDCEs is non-negotiable- Ndoum

October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The 2016 presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum, has reiterated that the election of the metropolitan, municipal and district...

 

Business »

Government is developing interventions to cushion start-ups —CEO, NEI

Government is developing interventions to cushion start-ups —CEO, NEI

October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), John Kumah, has urged Ghanaian start-ups and small businesses to take advantage of...

 

Education »

Journalists schooled on child labour issued

Journalists schooled on child labour issued

October 18, 2017 at 11:08 am

A three-day workshop to sensitise journalists on child labour related issues has opened at Assin Fosu in the Central Region. The training, which is being organised by the...

Sports »

The game should have been postponed  – Says Paa Kwesi Fabin

The game should have been postponed – Says Paa Kwesi Fabin

October 23, 2017 at 9:42 am

Black Starlets coach, Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin, believes Saturday’s FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter final match against Mali, should have been called off and played at a later...

Human Interest

Amend law to pave way for election of MMDCEs – IDEG

A senior research fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Mr Kwesi Jonah has urged government to quickly amend parts of the constitution that hinders the implementation of the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). The President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo in July this year took a decision to allow districts and communities to participate […]

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U.K based Ghanaian doctors, dentists commended for supporting country

The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, has commended Ghanaian doctors and dentists in the United Kingdom for their readiness to contribute resources to health care delivery back home, saying their patriotism made them a vast resource for progress in development in Ghana. He was speaking at the 12th Annual Health Conference of the Ghanaian Doctors and Dentists […]

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Barca, Valencia move clear at top

A controversial Gerard Deulofeu strike sent Barcelona on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Malaga on Saturday as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga. In the second minute at the Nou Camp, the ball clearly ran out of play before Lucas Digne crossed for Deulofeu, who flicked it in off a superb backheel, leaving […]

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Wydad Casablanca for CAF Champions League final

Wydad Casablanca for CAF Champions League final

A brace through Achraf Bencharki and another strike from Walid El Karti ensured Wydad Casablanca claimed a 3-1 win over USM Alger to book a spot in the CAF Champions League final. Despite their loss at the Stade Mohamed V on Saturday night, a solitary goal by Ayoub Abdellaoui ensured the visitors scored, but it was not enough to see […]

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The police deserve nation’s support

It is uncommon for the Ghana Police Service and for that matter the security agencies to make public the number of personnel who die in line of duty in a particular year in the country. That data has never been shared with the public except those that are reported by the media occasionally. Perhaps, the media have not probed deep […]

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Errand boy jailed 13 years for defilement

Errand boy jailed 13 years for defilement

Ishmael Oblitey, a Canopy Erector, who defiled a 10-year old girl at Korle Gonno in Accra was on Thursday sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by a Circuit Court in Accra. Oblitey charged with defilement had pleaded guilty. The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh convicted Oblitey aged 20, on his own plea and sentenced him accordingly. According to the […]

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Pastor fined GH¢360 for failing to pay SSNIT contributions

An Accra District Magistrate Court has convicted Abraham Solomon K, the assistant pastor of Faith Baptist Community Church to a fine of GH¢360 for failing to pay the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of his workers.   He would, in default, serve three days imprisonment.   The convict pleaded guilty with explanation but the court, presided by […]

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Farmer remanded for defiling KG pupil

A farmer accused of defiling a four-year old kindergarten pupil has been ordered by the Juaso Circuit Court to be held in prison. Richmond Asamoah, 19, pleaded not guilty to the offence and would make his next appearance on Wednesday, November 1. Police Sergeant Princeton Peasah Darkwah told the court that the incident happened at Bompata in the Asante-Akim South […]

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100RC supports Accra to undertake efforts to become more resilient

100RC supports Accra to undertake efforts to become more resilient

The Chief Resilience Officer for Accra, Desmond Appiah on Friday led stakeholders from 100RC, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Resilience Team and Dalberg Global Development Advisors to tour Zoomlion’s Waste Transfer Station at Achimota. The purpose of the visit according to Mr. Appiah is to learn first-hand about their operations in Accra, and appreciate the interdependent concerns with the shocks (sudden, […]

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Gas shortage looms  … as distributors shut down outlets

Gas shortage looms … as distributors shut down outlets

There is an imminent scarcity of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country as retailers and transporters of the product yesterday halted their operations. The decision is to pave the way for maintenance of various retail outlets nationwide to forestall the closure of the facilities by the National Petroleum Authority. The closure of retail outlets that do not meet required […]

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