• Sole Judge to handle PAC cases

    The Financial Administration Act, 2003 (Act 654) has been amended to enable the Chief Justice to appoint a sole judge to adjudicate over the Financial Administration Court. The court has jurisdiction to enforce recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee on the Auditor-General’s report as approved by Parliament. Consequently, Section Three of Act 760 of the Financial Administration (Amendment) Act, 2008 […]

    Sole Judge to handle PAC cases
  • 61 pupils pregnant in 2 mths

    SIXTY-ONE basic school girls in the Akatsi-North District of the Volta Region, got pregnant during the past two months and are now out of school. Dr. Anthony Ashinyo, the District Director of Health, disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times, at Ave-Dakpa yesterday, and said the girls were between the ages of 12 and 19. He described the situation as very […]

    61 pupils pregnant in 2 mths
  • PAC slams Min. over GETFund

    The failure of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to release funds due the  GETFund came under scrutiny yesterday, at the third sitting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC),  of Parliament to consider Reports of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Consolidated Fund) for the years ending December 31, 2012 and 2013. Organisations which appeared before the committee were […]

    PAC slams Min. over GETFund
  • PURC forces ECG, GWCL to repay complainants

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Com-mission (PURC), last year, recovered up to GH¢8 million in com-pensation and refund for consumers of elec-tricity and water. According to the commission, it resolved 2,549 complaints from consumers of electricity and water, under its Complaint Resolution mechanisms. Nana Yaa Akyempim Jantuah, Director, Public Relations and External Affairs of PURC, said in a statement issued in […]

    PURC forces ECG, GWCL to repay complainants
  • Security on red alert …For Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio clash

    LAS VEGAS is on red alert as security measures have been beefed up for boxing’s biggest fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquaio clash at the MGM Grand in Sin City on Saturday night in a fight worth £300m. But police and security staff are also worried about possible fights outside of the ring as around 150,000 to 200,000 fans […]

    Security on red alert …For Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio clash
  • Tigo launches mobile digital library

    Tigo Ghana, a telecommunications company, has launched a Mobile Digital Library to encourage learning among children in rural Ghana. The project is in partnership with Street Library Ghana, established by Mr. Hayford Siaw, a winner of  “Changemaker Competition”, organi-sed by Tigo in 2012.

    Tigo launches mobile digital library
  • Insurance cover for STC passengers

    Passengers who patronise the services of the Intercity STC Coaches Limited, will be automa-tically insured under the State Insurance Company (SIC Life), policy. The initiative, financed by SIC Trust Financial Limited (SIC TFL), a subsidiary of SIC Life, is to increase the confidence level of the passengers as well as provide attractive financial packages to injured passengers or their dependants […]

    Insurance cover for STC passengers
  • Rental housing…A legitimate method for stemming the housing deficit in Africa

    For the longest period we in the housing industry have called for governments across Africa to lower the interest rates; we have called for governments to better regulate the real estate industry and show more interest. We have made these calls because we believe the dream of home ownership is one that should and can be realised by all. The […]

    Rental housing…A legitimate method for stemming the housing deficit in Africa
  • Chief Directors sign Performance Agreement

    CHIEF Directors (CDs) of various ministries yesterday signed the 2015 Performance Agreement with their ministers to ensure efficiency, and enhanced service delivery by the Civil Service. The annual ritual exercise aims at ensuring that government business is delivered in an efficient and effective manner to meet the expectations of citizens. It was witnessed by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Jonny […]

    Chief Directors sign Performance Agreement
  • Methodist University reacts to protests

    The Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG), says it will consider increasing the intake of students when efforts by the Methodist Church to pay off its GH¢10 million loan proves futile. This is a shift from the church’s earlier decision to levy members to pay up the debt. The MUCG, in 2011, took a GH¢10 million loan from the Prudential Bank […]

    Methodist University reacts to protests
 
 
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Politics »

…But gov’t debunks assertion

April 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm

But the Presidency has rejected the assertion of the renowned Professor. A Minister of State at the Presidency, Alhaji Abdul Rashid Pelpuo, stated in an interview that the...

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Business »

Samsung sets up digital village in Volta Region

April 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

Samsung Electronics Africa, has launched an $860,000 digital village at Volo in the Volta Region. The first of its kind in the country, the digital village would provide access...

 

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Education »

61 pupils pregnant in 2 mths

61 pupils pregnant in 2 mths

April 30, 2015 at 11:11 am

SIXTY-ONE basic school girls in the Akatsi-North District of the Volta Region, got pregnant during the past two months and are now out of school. Dr. Anthony Ashinyo, the...

 

Sports »

Darko overpowers Bagabasseh

April 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

With a feisty and aggressive display, sensational George Ato Darko overturned the odds to beat Jeff Bargabasseh to be crowned the new champion of the McDan Opem Tennis Championship...

 
 

Human Interest

DIALOGUE, NOT THREATS!

IT is a widely accepted position that threats, intimidation and confrontation have not worked in the past and will not work in resolving issues. The watchword is ‘constructive dialogue’, understanding and co-operation and not threats and issuing of conditions. Students of tertiary institutions in the country have within the last few days, been up in arms with the government over […]

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Selfie stick banned at Wimbledon

Selfie stick banned at Wimbledon

Wimbledon has become the latest sporting venue to ban selfie sticks. The selfie phenomenon has been on the rise of the last few years and the stick has proved to be a popular accessory. The news that the All England Lawn Tennis Club has become the latest venue to ban selfie sticks will come as a blow to fans wishing […]

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Chief Directors sign Performance Agreement

CHIEF Directors (CDs) of various ministries yesterday signed the 2015 Performance Agreement with their ministers to ensure efficiency, and enhanced service delivery by the Civil Service. The annual ritual exercise aims at ensuring that government business is delivered in an efficient and effective manner to meet the expectations of citizens. It was witnessed by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Jonny […]

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Counterfeit medicines…A real global phenomenon

I recently went through the website of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA in trying to get updates on counterfeit medicines. Some reports at the site caught my eye. On 16th April, 2015 a report is filed alerting health care practitioners and the public about the presence of a counterfeit version of Botox in the USA which […]

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Nigerian grabbed with ‘wee’

Nigerian grabbed with ‘wee’

                                    A Nigerian has been arrested by the police for possessing parcels of Indian hemp concealed in pillows. Ngordrikwu Adubuzu, 26, was arrested with the dried leaves and seeds suspected to be that of Indian hemp at Caprice, Accra, on Monday.

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