• NCCE moves to ensure peaceful elections

    The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) will from August 29 to November 30, roll out series of activities to educate Ghanaians on their role in promoting peace before, during and after the 2016 elections. The activities, which include engagement with political party activists in 45 selected districts nationwide, formed part of the Commission’s commitment to educating the electorate to […]

    NCCE moves to ensure peaceful elections
  • Biomedical Laboratory Scientists withdraw services

    The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS) of public health facilities across the country have for the past four days withdrawn all laboratory and blood banking services. Their ongoing strike is to compel the Ministry of Health (MOH) to launch and implement the National Health Laboratory Policy, the National Accreditation Policy and the National Health Laboratory Strategic Plan document.

    Biomedical Laboratory Scientists withdraw services
  • Brig-Gen. Adu Boampong tourney ends in deadlock

    It was a display of skills, court craft and beautiful tennis when Army Mess Tennis Club, Accra played as guest to 4 Garrison Tennis Club, Kumasi in a farewell tournament in honour of Brig. Gen. Joseph Adu Boampong which ended inconclusively due to rains. The tournament was expected to be graced by His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene but […]

    Brig-Gen. Adu Boampong tourney ends in deadlock
  • GES moves to scrutinise education NGOs

    The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr. Jacob A. M. Kor, has called for credible data on education-based NGOs that have flooded the schools with all manner of programmes. That, he said, had become necessary to ensure effective monitoring of their activities so as to weed out the dubious ones. In addition, a good data and scrutiny would […]

    GES moves to scrutinise education NGOs
  • Customers appeal to ECG workers to stop daily protest

    Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are appealing to workers of the company to rescind their ongoing daily protest meant to push for the abrogation of plans to cede the company to a private investor. The customers said the ongoing industrial action was having a toll on them especially when they need the services of the ECG workers […]

    Customers appeal to ECG workers to stop daily protest
  • Parties making empty promises -IMANI

    A study conducted by IMANI Ghana, a think- tank,has revealed that the promises in the 2016 campaign messages of the political parties in  the country are largely empty promises. According to the study 75 per cent of the 247 promises that have been made by the six major political parties, and analysed by IMANI,were considered empty promises.

    Parties making empty promises -IMANI
  • Dogboe’s day with destiny

    At the official launch of the mega fight on Tuesday, they showed much respect to each other and refused to engage in the usual brawl that characterises pressures of fights of this magnitude. But when pushed to the wall on what fans should expect from the much hyped fight, both boxers did not hesitate to declare war and promise fireworks.

    Dogboe’s day with destiny
  • Ghana develops NFIS strategy

    Ghana is developing a National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) to promote access to financial services by the underprivileged in society. The NFIS, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF), had become necessary due to the low financial penetration and access to financial services by the citizens.

    Ghana develops NFIS strategy
  • President promises more electricity

    President John Dramani Mahama has promised that government will continue to extend electricity to rural communities in the Northern Region and other parts of the country in spite of the current energy challenges. He explained that extending electricity to rural communities would not only improve the standard of living of the citizenry but also boost the local economy.

    President promises more electricity
  • Obinim granted GH¢2 million bail

    Bishop Daniel Obinim, leader and founder of International God’s Way Church was yesterday granted Police enquiry bail in a sum of GH¢2 million with two sureties. He is to report at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters of the Ghana Police Service occasionally to assist in investigations.

    Obinim granted GH¢2 million bail
 

Politics »

NPP blames EC for low turnout at Nsawam Prisons

NPP blames EC for low turnout at Nsawam Prisons

August 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has blamed the low turnout at a two-day registration exercise organised by the Electoral Commission (EC) at the Nsawam Prisons on...

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Business »

Airtel offers free incoming calls for Hajj pilgrims

Airtel offers free incoming calls for Hajj pilgrims

August 26, 2016 at 8:48 am

Airtel Ghana has announced a whopping 200 per cent discount on calls for Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and their families to enable them stay connected during this special...

 

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Education »

4 VR schools get mobile learning project

4 VR schools get mobile learning project

August 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

Kiral Industries, an American Information Technology (IT) Firm is to pilot a cloud based mobile educational solution, dubbed “Athena Mobile Education System,” in four...

Sports »

Attractive prizes at stake for Cycling challenge

August 26, 2016 at 10:18 am

Organizers of the Cowbell Velocity Cycling Challenge have announced attractive prizes for the event slated for Sunday August 28. The prizes according to the Director of the...

  • Clubs urged to be tolerant
    Clubs urged to be tolerant

    The Premier League Board (PLB) has observed with disappointment the intolerant behaviour of spectators at some...

    August 26, 2016 at 10:14 am
  • Brig-Gen. Adu Boampong tourney ends in deadlock
    Brig-Gen. Adu Boampong tourney ends in deadlock

    It was a display of skills, court craft and beautiful tennis when Army Mess Tennis Club, Accra played as guest...

    August 26, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Dogboe’s day with destiny
    Dogboe’s day with destiny

    At the official launch of the mega fight on Tuesday, they showed much respect to each other and refused to engage...

    August 26, 2016 at 8:56 am
 
 

Human Interest

Meteo predicts bumper fish catch

Meteo predicts bumper fish catch

The present weather conditions hold promise of great success for fishermen along coastal parts of Ghana. Coastal areas of the country are presently experiencing very cold weather, which is often accompanied with light drizzling. Mr. Tettey Portuphy, senior meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview, that the present weather conditions has […]

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Pharmacists advocate tax exemption on imported medicines

Pharmacists advocate tax exemption on imported medicines

The Chamber of Pharmacy has advocated the exemption of tax on imported medicines into the country to help reduce the prizes of medicines by 30 per cent. The group said Ghana used only 30 per cent of locally manufactured medicines, while 70 per cent were imported, adding that high taxes on imported medicines would make drugs expensive.

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Govt lauded for assisting fishermen

Govt lauded for assisting fishermen

The National Inland Canoe Fishermen Council (NICFC) has expressed its appreciation to the Government for the “numerous interventions” put in place to enhance the fishing industry in the country. The NICFC is the umbrella body of Inland fishermen covering 32 districts in five regions of the country with membership strength of more than 85,000.

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22 convicted for open defecation

The La Magistrate court, on Monday convicted 22 persons to a total fine of GH¢3,360.00 for openly defecating, dumping and burning refuse at unauthorised sites. The offenders, who pleaded guilty, were arrested by a combined team of personnel from the Environmental Health Department, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) and the La police, during a routine inspection, a week ago.

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Workshop on gender policy organised in Accra

Workshop on gender policy organised in Accra

The acting Director of the Department of Gender, under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Mrs. Comfort Asare, has urged stakeholders to make gender equality and equity their priority, to help reduce poverty in the country. She asked stakeholders to endeavour to put in place strategies to address the barriers on gender equality and equity.

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Water supply to Hemang Lower Denkyira improves

Water supply to Hemang Lower Denkyira improves

Access to potable water has significantly improved at Kwamoano, Amarkrom and Nyinabontoa in the Hemang Lower Denkyira District of the Central Region since the completion of a water supply system for the three communities a year ago. The GH¢921,000 water system is under the 75 million-dollar Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (SRWSP) funded in six regions by the government […]

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Atlantic FM shortlisted for World Quality Gold Award

Atlantic FM shortlisted for World Quality Gold Award

Atlantic (ATL) FM, based at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region has been shortlisted for a World Quality Commitment Award in the Gold Category in Paris, France,

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76 per cent donor funds wasted on low yields

76 per cent donor funds wasted on low yields

Seventy-six per cent of financial assistance given to small holder farmers by donor agencies is spent on the cost of production thereby contributing to low yields. “The highest expenditure of small holder farmers is cost of hired labour, followed by fertilisers, herbicides and insecticides among others and this puts lots of pressure on their budget leading to low production.”

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Blatter back to clear name

Blatter back to clear name

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s fate hangs in the balance as the Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing into his six-year ban gets under way yesterday. Blatter’s 18-year run at the head of world football’s governing body ended acrimoniously last December when he was banned from the sport for eight years, later reduced to six, by the FIFA ethics committee.

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US goalie suspended six months

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by US Soccer for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as “a bunch of cowards.” The 35-year-old was speaking after Sweden knocked her side out of Rio 2016 in the quarter-finals, winning 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

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