• 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
  • Bukom Banku, Samir ready to roar

    The ‘Make or Break’ fight between Brimah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko and Bastie Samir, now seems inevitable after several postponements. As part of activities preceding the mega bout on Saturday October 21 at the Bukom Boxing Arena, the two boxers had separate turns in a public workout on Tuesday. The two undefeated heavyweight boxers all look ready to take on each […]

    Bukom Banku, Samir ready to roar
  • Ghana see off Niger … Meet rivals Mali in quarter-finals

    GHANA’S Black Starlets yesterday booked a smooth passage into the quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India with a 2-0 win over West African neighbours Niger at the DY Patil Stadium, in Navi Mumbai. A penalty strike from captain Eric Ayiah in the 45th minute and an 89 minute terrific goal from substitute Richard Danso was […]

    Ghana see off Niger … Meet rivals Mali in quarter-finals
  • Uganda repatriates 45 former DR Congo rebels

    Uganda yesterday repatriated 45 former Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rebels back home for disarmament and reintegration.   Brig. Richard Karemire, Ugandan military spokesman, told Xinhua by telephone that the 45 former rebels of the defunct M23 applied voluntarily to go back home.   “I wish them the best. That is their home and country. Similar arrangements are being […]

    Uganda repatriates 45 former DR Congo rebels
  • Ghana, Nigeria 7th joint session opens in Accra

    The seventh session of the Ghana and Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) yesterday opened in Accra. The session is to assess the level of impact of previous sessions and identify new areas to establish mutually advantageous cooperation. The delegations from both countries are led by Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and Khadija Buka Abba Ibrahim, Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

    Ghana, Nigeria 7th joint session opens in Accra
  • Ghana ups drive to boost tourist arrivals

    The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has upped its effort at making sure that operators in the hospitality industry meet set standards as the nation aggressively pushes towards raising more revenue from tourism. Nana Twum Barima, its Director of Research, Statistics and Information, said they were determined to go the extra mile to ensure that the operations of industry players were […]

    Ghana ups drive to boost tourist arrivals
  • Gov’t pledges strong support to technical universities

    The government has pledged to give strong support to technical universities and polytechnics – to raise the quality of their training, to drive the nation’s industrialisation. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Education Minister, said “we cannot underestimate the place of technical university and polytechnic training in the country’s onward march towards prosperity”. It was on the basis of this that […]

    Gov’t pledges strong support to technical universities
  • Situations beyond control impeded NDC to win Election 2016—National Youth Organiser

    The National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sidii Abubakar Musah will not be seeking reelection as the party rolls out its timetable to elect ward, constituency, regional and national executives respectively. He will be serving the party in a different capacity but will not seek for reelection for his current position. The aftermath of the party’s 2016 […]

    Situations beyond control impeded NDC to win Election 2016—National Youth Organiser
 

Politics »

I’m not against Bawumia but… – Prof Adei

I’m not against Bawumia but… – Prof Adei

October 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The Dean of Arts and Sciences at Ashesi University, Professor Stephen Adei has stated that the explanation offered by the Office of the Vice President after his criticism...

 

Business »

Ghana’s domestic revenue mobilisation receives a boost …..As 60th tax office with TRIPS becomes operational

October 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Ghana’s quest to increase domestic revenue mobilisation has received a major boost as the 60th tax office hooked onto the Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS)...

 

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 »

Ghana supporters set  India airport alight

Ghana supporters set India airport alight

October 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

Twenty-one members of Ghana supporters on Tuesday arrived in Mumbai ahead of the epic round of 16 clash with the Menas of Niger at the FIFA U-17 World Cup currently on-going...

Human Interest

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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19th Congress of CPC opens in Beijing

19th Congress of CPC opens in Beijing

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has rolled out the “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” and embarked on a journey to build a “great modern socialist country” as its 19th National Congress opened Wednesday. Delivering a report at the opening session, Xi Jinping outlined a two-step approach to build China into a great modern socialist country […]

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Kenyan official flees to US before poll

Kenyan official flees to US before poll

A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has fled to the US amid death threats ahead of next week’s presidential election re-run. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”, unable to reach consensus or take any decisions. The IEBC said it regretted her decision to quit, while its chairman conceded that he could not guarantee that the […]

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Let’s be bold in naming corrupt officials

Not a week passes in Ghana without allegations on corruption making headlines in the media. The culprits are either former or current government officials, political party members or civil servants. The word ‘corruption’ is arguably one of the most used words before and during the 2016 electioneering campaigns and had remained on the lips of many Ghanaians months after the […]

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Plumber remanded for possessing drugs

Charles Coffie, a plumber has been remanded into police custody for possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court presided by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh that the accused was arrested on October 10 at Lashibi, Accra. He said police officers had a tip-off that Coffie was dealing in ‘dried leaves’ suspected to be Indian hemp. […]

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Trader granted GHȻ8,000 bail for stealing

Dorcas Ekwam, a trader has been granted GH¢8,000 bail with two sureties for stealing assorted items belonging to her former employer. She pleaded not guilty to the charges of unlawful entry and stealing contrary to section 124 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29). The prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Haligah, told the court that the stolen items included a set […]

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GPRTU, PROTOA in tango over loading rights

GPRTU, PROTOA in tango over loading rights

Commuters at Axim in the Western Region were stranded yesterday, as the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA) were locked up in a tango, over loading rights at the Axim main lorry terminal. As early as 7am, the Ghanaian Times learnt that GPRTU workers had blocked the main road leading to the main […]

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Missing Biafra separatist fails to appear in court

Missing Biafra separatist fails to appear in court

The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing yesterday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven’t seen him in weeks. Nnamdi Kanu’s family and backers say they haven’t heard from him since what they described as a military raid on his home […]

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Move to prosecute Zuma’s son over death

Move to prosecute Zuma’s son over death

Rights group Afriforum said yesterday it would privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s president, on a charge of culpable homicide over an accident in 2014 where one person was killed. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg in heavy rain, killing Phumzile […]

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Somalia buries 165 unknown bomb victims

Somalia buries 165 unknown bomb victims

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the […]

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