• Mechanic jailed 20yrs for defiling daughter, 4

    A 35-year-old mechanic who defiled his four-year-old daughter was on Tuesday sen-tenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. This was after Kofi Akorful, the mechanic, was found guilty of the charge of incest by the court, presided over by Mrs Rita Agyemang Budu at the end of the trial. Prosecuting, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Atibilla […]

    Mechanic jailed 20yrs for defiling daughter, 4
  • Salaga students run riot, killing one

    One person was reported dead, while several others sustained injuries when students of the Salaga T.I. Ahmadiyya School, in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region, went on the rampage yesterday. The Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed this to The Ghanaian Times in an interview, said the students’ action […]

    Man arrested during the riot at Bimbilla
  • PURC stops GRIDCo from worsening ‘Dumsor’

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has ordered the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), to stop immediately, any planned major replacement and maintenance exercise of its transmission network. Such an exercise, which is expected to bring further interruptions in addition to the current load shedding, is scheduled for completion by July next year. A statement issued in Accra yesterday, and signed […]

    PURC stops GRIDCo from worsening ‘Dumsor’
  • W. Bank approves largest loan guarantee for energy sector

    The World Bank’s Board of Directors yesterday approved a record investment of 700 million dollars in guarantees for Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project — a transformational project that would help address the country’s serious energy short-ages by developing new sources of clean and affordable natural gas for domestic power generation. The Board approved a unique combination of two guarantees for the […]

    W. Bank approves largest loan guarantee for energy sector
  • June inflation rises to 23.1%

    June producer price inflation rose from 18.8`percent the previous month to 23.1 per cent, influenced by changes in the extractive and manufacturing sectors, the Ghana Statistical Service, has said. The mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year inflation rate of 30 per cent, followed by the manufacturing sub-sector with 21.9 per cent. Dr. Philomena Nyarko, Government Statistician who disclosed […]

    •   Dr. Philomena Nyarko
  • Policy to inject professionalism into shipping industry in the offing

    Government is to set up modalities to compel ship-ping companies to introduce a training regime which would ensure that their local staffs gain professional qualifications in shipping. “Maintenance of professional standards in the maritime industry has been one of the hallmarks of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), over the 100 years of its existence. “In our part of the […]

    •   Keeping standards in the shipping industry will enhance prospects of business success.
  • Jealous man pours acid on wife

    A jealous husband who poured acid on his wife upon suspicion that she was cheating on him, has been arrested by the police after going into hiding for over a year. Yaw Frimpong Adakwa, 37, a driver, and the victim, Joyce Frimpongmaa, 32, have been married for the past 14 years with three sons. The couple resides at Teshie Malik, […]

    •    Joyce Frimpongmaa, the wife
  • Gov’t, doctors talks end in stalemate

    FINAL rounds of negotiations between government and public sector doctors yesterday ended in a stalemate resulting in the doctors embarking on a strike, beginning today. Talks between government and the doctors ended without an agreement on new Conditions of Service for them. A source close to the negotiations told The Ghanaian Times late last night that the doctors demanded a […]

    Gov’t, doctors talks end in stalemate
  • Minority asks gov’t to stop borrowing

    The Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament has expressed concern over the rising public debt and called on the government to bring the excessive borrowing to an immediate end. “Ghana has accumulated too much debt in the past six-and-a-half years; 70 per cent debt to GDP ratio is unsustainable so the rampant borrowing must stop. Things have to […]

    Minority asks gov’t to stop borrowing
  • ‘Assassin’s’ mother pleads…Please, free my son

    Afia Agyapongmaa, the mother of Charles Antwi, who was jailed 10 years for unlawful possession of fire- arms, insists that her son was mentally challenged. She has, therefore, pleaded for his release to enable him to receive treatment. She said Antwi, 36, had battled with mental illness for more than two years, and was, therefore not in a stable condition […]

    •    Charles Antwi (middle), being escorted by  Police Investigators to begin his jail sentence.  
									         Photo:  Ebo Gorman

Politics »

Mr.  Ahenkorah

‘I need Naa Torshie’

July 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Tema West Constituency, Carlos Ahenkorah has announced that the incumbent Member of Parliament...

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Standard Chartered dominates consumer digital bank awards

July 30, 2015 at 10:19 am

Standard Chartered Bank dominated Global Finance Magazine’s 2015 Best Consumer Digital Bank Awards in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The bank won 17 country awards and...


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Education »

NLA sponsors GBU with scholarship

July 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) yesterday donated GH¢ 5,000 to the Ghana Blind Union (GBU) towards educational programmes. Presenting the money at a short ceremony,...

  • Logba Traditional area launches educ fund

    A new fund to support the education of brilliant but needy students at the Logba Traditional Area in the Volta...

    July 28, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Prof. Danquah (sixth from right)  and Dr. Madakadze with the graduates after the ceremony
    10 plant breeders graduate from UG

    Ten plant breeders sponsored by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) a non- governmental organisation,...

    July 28, 2015 at 9:25 am
  • A graduand being congratulated by Mr. Kofi Annan and  other officials of the  University.    Photo: Michael Ayeh
    3,514 graduate from U of G

    A total of 3,514 students, at the weekend, graduated from the University of Ghana (UG), after completing various...

    July 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Sports »

WBA appoints Barnor for title fight

WBA appoints Barnor for title fight

July 29, 2015 at 10:03 am

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has appointed ace Ghanaian boxing referee, Mr. Roger Barnor as a judge for an upcoming WBA International Bantamweight title fight in East...


Human Interest


ABOUT 1,700 aggrieved retired soldiers served notice yesterday, to mass up in Parliament House today, to demand their unpaid allowances and gratuities. According to them, they have not received their full emoluments since 2010, despite numerous letters and petitions they have sent to the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed Forces. The ex-soldiers claim they are experiencing a lot […]

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Obama warns African leaders

Obama warns African leaders

US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end. He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the comments in the first ever address by a US leader to the 54-member AU at […]

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Ms. Sherry-Ayittey Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Marine Fisheries Advisory C’ttee inaugurated

The Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Development, Ms. Sherry Ayittey on Wednesday inaugurated a 16-member committee on Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee in Accra. The committee has Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University, as the chairman, Dr. Kwame Boakye Agyei, Vice Chairman; Capt Inusah Abdul-Nasir; Prof F.K.E. Nunoo, Naval Captain Emmanuel Kwafo, COP Asante Apietu, Mr. […]

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Emancipation Day launched

Emancipation Day launched

The Ghana Tourism Authority has launched the 2015 Emancipation Day on the theme, “Re-uniting the African family for development”. Activities to mark the occasion include, wreath laying ceremonies at the Dubois Centre, the George Padmore Library and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a release from the authority has said. “Assin Praso will also mark the occasion with a durbar and […]

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•    Charles Antwi (middle), being escorted by  Police Investigators to begin his jail sentence.  
									         Photo:  Ebo Gorman

I wanted to kill President Mahama… ‘Assassin’ confesses and jailed 10yrs

I would have killed President John Mahama if he had gone for church service. He has brought so much hardship onto Ghanaians. And I need to rescue them. I have been to the church on four occasions. The first time I went to the church, the President was there. However, the President never showed up on three occasions when I […]

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