• Our target is to win WAFU Cup of Nations – Winful Cobbinah

    MIDFIELDER Winful Cobbinah has reiterated Ghana’s desire to win the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on home soil. The Hearts of Oak talisman made his debut last Thursday and was influential in the Black Stars’ 2-0 win over Guinea which sent them to the summit of Group A. Ghana’s improved performance has revived their tournament winning chances and Cobbinah is […]

    Our target is to win WAFU Cup of Nations – Winful Cobbinah
  • New Times workers embark on demo …but Board declares action as ‘unwarranted’

    Aggrieved staff of New Times Corporation (NTC) yesterday locked out the management staff and the Managing Director (MD), Ms Carol Annang in protest of what they describe as poor working conditions. The MD who reported to work at around 8am, was prevented from entering the premises. The demonstration which started at 6am saw workers clad in red shirts with red […]

    NTC workers demonstrating
  • ‘Medical equipment left to rot’

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Medi Wise International Company Limited, Dr. Polycarp Reccy Asman, has expressed concern that medical equipment are left to rot in health facilities across the country, due to minor faults. He said most of the equipment acquired by government or donated by development partners and agencies have not severed their purposes. Dr. Asman made the […]

    ‘Medical equipment left to rot’
  • Govt asked to broaden consultation on free SHS funding

    Panelists at a forum on education have urged the government to conduct a broader consultation on the funding of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.   According to them, proceeds from  oil and natural resources alone would not be enough to fund the policy hence, the need to explore other means of supporting the initiative.   The forum, organised by the Mfantsipim Old […]

    Govt asked to broaden consultation on free SHS funding
  • Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Boko Haram

    A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was yesterday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by violence in northeast Nigeria. Zannah Mustapha is the founder of two schools which offer free education, meals and healthcare to its pupils, […]

    Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Boko Haram
  • UK asked to help Africa devise new economic paradigm

    Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has proposed to the United Kingdom to partner Africa devise a new paradigm for economic partnership which will seriously consider the economic welfare of Africa. “Europe must be concerned about the poverty in Africa,” he said, adding that the effect of globalisation is that any bubonic plague in Africa may not remain […]

    UK asked to help Africa devise new economic paradigm
  • Fall armyworm defeated- Agric Minister

    The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has insisted that the Fall Armyworms have been “defeated”, dispelling claims that the worms were still ravaging some farms across the country.   According to Dr Akoto, fears that Ghana’s food security for the next 12 months could be under threat was misplaced and not supported by the facts on the ground. […]

    Fall armyworm defeated- Agric Minister
  • Dr Agyepong nominated for African Award

    The annual All Africa Business Leaders Award has nominated Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, as a finalist for “Business Leader of the Year”, West Africa division. The award is set to honour business excellence and leaders who have made a considerable impact on their industries and communities. The All Africa Business Leaders Awards […]

    Dr Agyepong nominated for African Award
  • Institute sanctions regime for poor infrastructure works —Civil engineers urge

    The Country Director of the World Bank, Dr. Henry G. R. Kerali has called on civil engineers in the country to institute sanctions regime for engineers and contractors whose actions lead to poor infrastructure delivery. Dr. Kerali made the call when he delivered a speech as the special guest of honour at the Civil Engineering Conference and Exhibition held in […]

    Institute sanctions regime for poor infrastructure works —Civil engineers urge
  • Ghana adjudged best minigolf team … Ranked 11th in the world

    Team Minigolf Ghana on their maiden World Cup appearance managed to win the admiration of fans and attention of the World Minigolf participants in Croatia. After two days of competitive adventure masters Minigolf and five rounds over 18 holes, Germany emerged as the new world champions, while Finland and Italy took the top spot in individual scores. At a well-attended […]

    Ghana adjudged best minigolf team  … Ranked 11th in the world
 

Politics »

Mac Manu to observe German 2017 Election

Mac Manu to observe German 2017 Election

September 18, 2017 at 11:07 am

The 2016 Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu who is the Chairman of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA), is joining other observer groups to...

 

Business »

Energy Bank CEO gets Corporate Women Leaders award

Energy Bank CEO gets Corporate Women Leaders award

September 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Bank Ghana, Christiana Ekaete Olaoye has been honored for being among the Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana...

 

Education »

Take advantage of government’s educational policies — Parents urged

Take advantage of government’s educational policies — Parents urged

September 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Shai Osudoku, Mr Daniel Akuffo, has urged parents and guardians to take advantage of government’s educational policies and send their...

Sports »

FutureStars football festival ends

FutureStars football festival ends

September 19, 2017 at 11:50 am

Tema Community 8 Primary School put up a great performance to beat Twedease Primary School 1-0 in the finals at this year’s OMA FutureStars Festival of Sport held at the...

Human Interest

Media urged to help market the investment attractions of Northern Region

A Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Mr Akilu Sayibu, has appealed to the media in Dagbon to help market the Northern Region as a place worthy of investors and investment. Speaking to the media in Tamale during the launch of “The Dagbon Peace and Progress Now,” Mr Sayibu hailed the effort of the Northern Regional […]

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LET’S RESOLVE UEW, UTAG IMPASSE AMICABLY

What  started as a legal tussle between the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and a private citizen, Supi Kofi Kwayera of Winneba, has now escalated into a national issue. The University Teachers Association, in solidarity with their counterparts, has declared a nationwide strike to register their displeasure over what they describe as an attack on academic freedom. The action stems […]

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Aggrieved parents threaten to sue WAEC

Aggrieved parents of some students of the Presbyterian Experimental Junior High School in Tamale, who sat for last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), have threatened to sue the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for withholding their children’s results.   Yesterday, the affected parents picketed at the Tamale Metropolitan Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), and presented a petition […]

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Assembly Member granted bail for causing harm

Emmanuel Boryor, Assembly Nember of Mpoase Electoral Area, Dansoman, has been granted GH10,000 bail by the Accra Circuit Court, for causing harm. The accused, pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing harm, and the case had been adjourned to October 2, 2017. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Francis Tassan, told the court presided by Emmanuel Essandoh that Kwabina Mensah, the complainant, was […]

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13 killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and Konkonba farmers

A total of 13 people have been killed in violent clashes, in the past two weeks, between Fulani herdsmen and Konkonba settler farmers in the Kintampo North municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region. The deaths occurred during attacks and reprisal attacks over the alleged destruction of farms by cattle, belonging to the herdsmen. The troubled communities are Jatokura, Kawunpe, Yawbofourkura, Dawadawa, and […]

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Social workers asked to discharge duties professionally

The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social  Protection, Mrs Gifty Twum Ampofo, has urged social workers to discharge their duties professionally. That, she explained, was the only way they could protect and care for the vulnerable. Mrs. Ampofo made the call at the 13th matriculation and 12th graduation of the School of Social Work in Accra on Saturday, which […]

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‘Ghanaians losing confidence in NHIA’

Dr. Samuel Annor, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has revealed that there is a consistent drop in the confidence Ghanaians have in the health insurance scheme. He said this was occasioned by the public perception that the NHIA was not functioning at the various health facilities across the country. Dr. Annor, who appeared before the […]

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DR Congo forces kill Burundi migrants

DR Congo forces kill Burundi migrants

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says. Its peacekeeping mission Monusco said another 117 were injured during the incident in the east of the country. Government sources said protesters overran a prison where the Burundians were being held for deportation. […]

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What is behind Ethiopia ethnic clashes?

What is behind Ethiopia ethnic clashes?

Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped. Dozens of people are reported to have died in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions in recent days. According to Adisu Arega, Oromia […]

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High youth unemployment is security threat – Employment Minister

High youth unemployment is security threat – Employment Minister

The high youth unemployment should not be seen as an economic and social issue anymore, but a security threat to the country’s very existence, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations has cautioned. He said the unemployed youth uprising in North Africa and other parts of the world in recent times should serve as an indicator to how frustrated […]

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