• EC chairperson says ‘thank you’

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei, has commended the various stakeholders in the election for comporting themselves during the voting process. She said the stakeholders, especially the political parties contesting the elections, were very supportive and created no challenges for the commission. “We thank the political parties for their support. We are very proud. Even when […]

    EC chairperson says ‘thank you’
  • Ghanaians in historic polls

    Ghanaians yesterday cast ballot at 29,000 polling stations throughout the country, to elect a President and 275 Members of Parliament (MPs), in an election that was preceded by intense campaigning by various political parties. About 15.8 million voters on the national voters’ register were projected to make their choices, and correspondents of The Ghanaian Times filed reports on the voting, […]

    Ghanaians in historic polls
  • 3 fake officials , 4 ‘soldiers’ arrested

    Three people have been arrested in Kumasi for allegedly printing fake Electoral Commission (EC) observer accreditation cards. Four others were also grabbed for wearing military uniforms posing as soldiers. In the earlier case, the three men were said to have had in their possession the fake accreditation cards Bearing the names of Alhaji Sani Mohammed, Alhaji Abass, Mohammed Awal and […]

    3 fake officials , 4 ‘soldiers’ arrested
  • Nana, JM in close race!…As others fail to make impact

    At the time of going to press, provisional results from 96 out of 28,992 polling stations put Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), ahead with a total of 18,376 votes, representing 52.23 per cent. The President, John Dramani Mahama, who is the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 15,920, representing […]

    Nana, JM in close race!…As others fail to make impact
  • Ghana bans toxic fuel imports

    Ghana and four other West African countries have agreed to tighten their air quality standards and stop importing toxic fuels from Europe, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said. After a summit with the UNEP, Ghana together with Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire decided to limit sulphur in fuels from 3,000 parts per million to 50 parts per […]

    Ghana bans toxic fuel imports
  • Police vow to crush ‘bad guys’during polls

    The Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Fleance Senam Adikah has issued a strong warning to people who intend to snatch ballot boxes today, that they will have themselves to blame for the rest of their lives. He said the Division was prepared to fight any “bad guys”, who would like to take the law into their hands to disrupt […]

    Police vow  to crush ‘bad guys’during polls
  • Voters can change spoilt ballots several times – EC

    The Head of Communications at the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr. Kofi Dzakpasu, has revealed that spoilt ballots can be changed as many times as possible on election day provided the voter indicates that he/she has made an error whilst casting the ballot. He explained that no law bars voters from changing ballot papers to enable them to vote for their […]

    Voters can change spoilt ballots several times – EC
  • God has spoken, we’re winning–NPP

    On the final leg of its national campaign tour, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Sunday exuded confidence of a one touch landslide victory at the December 7, presidential and parliamentary polls. Nana Addo Dankwa   Akufo-Addo, the flag bearer of the Party, sporting a long-sleeved white shirt with black trousers told the milling crowd of members, supporters, fans and sympathisers […]

    God has spoken, we’re winning–NPP
  • No sign of violence – Commonwealth Observers

    The Commonwealth Observer Group has stated pre-election observation has not picked any signal of major threat to peaceful elections on December 7. “All the seven presidential candidates contesting the election have demonstrated strong commitment towards peaceful, transparent and credible polls,” Mr Thabo Mbeki, former South African President who is leading a17-member Eminent Commonwealth Observer Group, stated in Accra. Speaking at […]

    No sign of violence – Commonwealth Observers
  • Amos Sawyer leads ECOWAS delegation

    The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has deployed observers to torromow’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Former Interim President of Liberia’s Government of National Unity, Amos Sawyer, is leading the ECOWAS short-term observer mission for the elections. The mission would ascertain the free, transparent and credible conduct of the elections. The 94-member delegation comprises 80 short -term observers and 14 […]

    Amos Sawyer leads ECOWAS delegation
 

Politics »

Greater Accra voters cast ballot

Greater Accra voters cast ballot

December 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

Voters throughout the country yesterday cast their ballot at 29,000 polling stations, to elect a President and 275 Members of Parliament (MPs), after intensive and elaborate...

 

Business »

Stakeholders discuss  sustainable vision  for mining industry

Stakeholders discuss sustainable vision for mining industry

December 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

Stakeholders have made a comprehensive discussion on a practicable vision for the mining industry in Ghana at a workshop held in Wa. The forum was to solicit inputs from the...

 

Education »

Data Link partners Jiangsu University

Data Link partners Jiangsu University

December 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

Data Link Institute (DLI) has signed a deal with Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) in China to run Bachelor and Master of Science Computer Science programmes...

  • Student urged to be analytical thinkers

    Professor John Eshun, Vice Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University, has asked students of the university...

    December 8, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • COLTEK graduates 3,224 students
    COLTEK graduates 3,224 students

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the government, working through the Council for Technical...

    December 5, 2016 at 7:07 am
  • Manhean Anglican JHS gets ICT lab

    In the quest to enhance computer literacy among children, Karpowership Ghana Limited has provided a fully furnished...

    December 5, 2016 at 7:02 am

Sports »

Black Queens arrive home

December 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

GHANA’S bronze-winning Black Queens arrived on Tuesday from the Africa Women’s Championship held in Cameroon. The Queens last Friday defeated South Africa 1-0...

Human Interest

Sanchez, Ozil demand $370,000   … Per week contracts from Arsenal

Sanchez, Ozil demand $370,000 … Per week contracts from Arsenal

A report from the London Evening Standard states that both of Arsenal’s superstars, who are currently in negotiations with the club over a new deal, want in excess of $370,000 per week, which is equal to Paul Pogba‘s salary at Manchester United. Per the report, Arsenal is willing to offer only $254,000 a week to each of Sanchez and Ozil […]

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Joshua, Klitschko IBF fight set for Wembley April 29

Joshua, Klitschko IBF fight set for Wembley April 29

If Anthony Joshua does as expected on Saturday when he faces Eric Molina, he will defend his IBF heavyweight title on April 29, 2017, in a big-time fight against former world champion Wladimir Klitschko, according to ESPN.com. The fight is set for Wembley Stadium, where Carl Froch once beat George Groves in front of 80,000 spectators. Joshua (17-0, 17 KO) […]

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CODEO commends voters for peace

CODEO commends voters for peace

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has commended voters for generally comporting themselves in almost all the polling stations without skirmishes, during the presidential and parliamentary polls. It said the election took place smoothly at the various polling stations across the country. Addressing the media yesterday, the Co-Chair of the coalition, Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, described the electoral process as […]

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Man dies after voting at Kintampo North

A 42- year -old man collapsed and died after casting ballot at the Kintampo North constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region yesterday. The deceased, Abdullai Amidu, was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was reported to have been discharged from hospital on the eve of the general elections, after battling some illness, and  insisted he should […]

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LET’S COME TOGETHER NOW!!

AFTER a grueling political campaign, the nation yesterday went to the polls to elect a president and 275 parliamentarians. And barring any unforeseen circumstances, counting of ballots should by now give us an indication as to the set of people who would govern the country for the next four years. However, the new government must take charge of a country […]

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US gov’t commends Peace Accord ahead of polls

US gov’t commends Peace Accord ahead of polls

The US government has commended presidential candidates for signing onto the peace pact towards a violence free election in the forthcoming polls scheduled for today. A statement released by the US embassy in Ghana said: “We commend the presidential candidates and political parties of Ghana for coming together to sign the Accra Declaration committing themselves to peaceful elections and the […]

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EC: We’re ready for the polls

EC: We’re ready for the polls

The Electoral Commission (EC) says all is set for today’s presidential and parliamentary elections. It said electoral materials including 70,709 biometric verification devices (BVDs), ballot papers and boxes have been dispatched to all the 29, 000 polling stations for the smooth running of the exercise. Speaking at a news conference in Accra yesterday, the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs. Charlotte […]

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LET’S MAKE GHANA PROUD AGAIN!!

At long last, political campaigning throughout the country has come to an end. All the parties contesting the general elections ended their campaigns yesterday with mammoth rallies in Accra and other parts of the country. As usual, the two main parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held their last rallies that attracted large crowds […]

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Ghana must show maturity – Thabo Mbeki

Ghana must show maturity – Thabo Mbeki

The former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, says Ghana should once again demonstrate her democratic maturity by ensuring peaceful, free and fair elections tomorrow. Addressing a news conference in Accra yesterday, ahead of the general elections tomorrow, Mr Mbeki said Ghana had over the years held peaceful elections and was hopeful this year’s election would be peaceful to reaffirm […]

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Fidel Castro’s ashes buried

Fidel Castro’s ashes buried

Fidel Castro’s ashes have been laid to rest in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago, nine days after his death at the age of 90. Crowds lined the streets to see the cortege heading to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery for a private ceremony. “There were no speeches. It was very simple,” French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said afterwards.

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