• 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
  • 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 [...]

    Govt to set up 26 small companies uder NEIP
  • 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 [...]

    Minerals C’ssion to introduce online application and processing system
  • Contract wasn’t captured in budget – Prosecution witness

    Mrs. Abena Kwakuo Asafu-Adjei, the Director of Legal Administration at the National Communications Authority (NCA), has told the Accra High Court yesterday that she had not seen the $4million contract document between the authority and Infraloks Development Limited (IDL). She said not even a copy of the document was in the custody of the NCA. Mrs. Asafu-Adjei, who is giving [...]

    Contract wasn’t captured in budget  – Prosecution witness
  • 7 grabbed over killing of 2 cops

    Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested seven suspected robbers in connection with the killing of two policemen and one other sustaining injury, at Drobonso in the Afram Plains on January 11, 2018. According to the Command, all the seven are Fulanis, four of them suspected to be directly involved in the incident. They were arrested in their hideouts at Kwamang [...]

    7 grabbed over killing of 2 cops
  • Reconfigure TOR to process crude oil from Saltpond field —PIAC

    The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has advised the government to reconfigure the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to make commercial oil drilling at the Saltpond Oil Field (SOF) economically viable. The SOF, which was the first oil-producing field in the country, is undergoing the processes of decommissioning of its offshore platform due to high concentration of sulphur content which [...]

    Reconfigure TOR to process crude oil from Saltpond field —PIAC
  • Ghana has few business magnates because businesses are demonised – Sam Jonah

    Ghana has few business magnates because local businesses have been demonised and politicised, Sir Sam Jonah, Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has said. He said the perception that entrepreneurs were crooks and that the government of the day undermined those it considered politically unfriendly, was not healthy for entrepreneurship and job creation. “Ghanaian entrepreneurs are on tenterhooks [...]

    Ghana has few business magnates because  businesses are demonised – Sam Jonah
  • Use police to maintain law, order in metropolis Regional Minister to AMA

    The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been directed to resource personnel of the Ghana Police Service to maintain law and order within the metropolis. The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Ishmael Ashittey observed that such a move was expedient to sustain the ongoing decongestion exercise being undertaken by the AMA. He was speaking to the media after touring some areas [...]

    Use police to maintain law, order in metropolis Regional Minister to AMA
  • EC Deputy C’ssioner, EOCO in stand-off

    The headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Accra was thrown into chaos yesterday following a stand-off between the Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Corporate Services, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwah and personnel of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). Led by its Executive Director, Mr K. K Amoah, the personnel together with about five armed police personnel sought to prevent [...]

    EC Deputy C’ssioner, EOCO in stand-off
 

Politics »

We are not afraid of Special Prosecutor

We are not afraid of Special Prosecutor

January 16, 2018 at 11:23 am

The Deputy Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen has dispelled rumours that members of his party are living in a state of fear following...

 

Business »

Ghana has few business magnates because  businesses are demonised – Sam Jonah

Ghana has few business magnates because businesses are demonised – Sam Jonah

January 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

Ghana has few business magnates because local businesses have been demonised and politicised, Sir Sam Jonah, Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has said. He...

 

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 »

G8: Nafiu Awudu eyes victory over Hearts

G8: Nafiu Awudu eyes victory over Hearts

January 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s towering defender, Nafiu Awudu says they are ready for tomorrow’s GHALCA Top 8 semi finals game with Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Sports...

Human Interest

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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Prosecutors ‘poised to freeze assets linked to Guptas’

South African media are reporting that prosecutors are preparing to move against two companies linked to the controversial Gupta family and their business empire. Reports suggest that the National Prosecuting Authority is poised to freeze tens of millions of pounds in assets. This is in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption at South Africa’s state power company. The precise [...]

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Nigeria ‘releases 244 Boko Haram members’

The Nigerian authorities have released 244 Boko Haram members from detention. The Nigerian army says the insurgents have been de-radicalised and prepared to reintegrate with society before being released. The army commander in charge of fighting the militants in the north-east handed over the people he describes as repentant Boko Haram members to the governor of Borno – one of [...]

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Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort Seven African migrants have died trying to reach the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands police say. Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort. Police said it appeared that two other men who had been able to get out [...]

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Nigeria summons US embassy official over Trump’s racial slur

Nigeria’s government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “shithole countries”, the foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama “sought clarification on the veracity or otherwise of the substance of the remarks, stressing that if they were true, they were deeply [...]

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Expats fail to show up at ‘cash for seat’ probe

Expatriate business owners scheduled to appear before the five-member Parliamentary ad-hoc Committee probing the now famous ‘Cash for seat’ scandal involving the Trade and Industry Ministry have failed to show up at yesterday’s sitting. Consequently, the committee adjourned proceedings sine die (indefinite) after four days of public sitting. After waiting for more than an hour yesterday, the Chairman of the [...]

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A weekend of lawlessness (2)

Sergeant George Boakye, was gunned down as he parked his car close to the Accra Abattoir to attend to nature’s call. He was shot by assailants and later died in the hospital by assailants. His car was found crashed by the assailants. Then again, a 40–year- old toll collector David Assumeh was killed in a shooting spree at the PW [...]

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Man jailed 18 years for robbery

A man, who attacked and robbed a mobile money vendor at knifepoint of his cash, recharge cards and mobile phones, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in hard labor by the Juaso Circuit Court. Kofi Agyei was given the punishment, after he pleaded guilty to the crime. Police Detective Chief Inspector Birikorang Peasah told the court, presided over by [...]

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Engage us in 1D1F — Artisans

The Artisans Association of Ghana (AAG), has appealed to government to engage the services of artisans in Ghana in the implementation of its (government’s) flagship programme, one-district one-factory (1D1F).   In a press release on Monday, the President of AAG, Mr. Gideon Bidor stated that, AAG, a non-governmental organisation, had over the years, trained over 45,000 artisans such as engineering [...]

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