• Charcoal dealers in Brong-Ahafo threaten demonstration

    Charcoal dealers at the Nana Bosoma Central Market in Sunyani have threatened to hit the streets to register their protest against the Police and forest guards in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The dealers drawn from Ahyiayem, Ayigbe, Buoku and Malamkrom complained about what they described as unnecessary interference of the Police and forestry guards which was not only impeding their economic […]

    Charcoal dealers in Brong-Ahafo threaten demonstration
  • GPHA tasked to complete harmonisation process by Sept. 1

    The Minister for Transport, Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, has urged the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), to synchronise its systems with allied agencies in Ghana’s  ports before September 1. That, he explained would make it possible to carry out an order by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, that from September 1 all public agencies handling and or inspecting cargo […]

    GPHA tasked to complete harmonisation process by Sept. 1
  • Pres, CJ petitioned to impeach EC chairperson

    Some workers of the Electoral Commission (EC) have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to initiate impeachment proceedings against Mrs Charlotte Osei, the chairperson of the commission for stated misconduct.   The petitioners, in a five-page document signed on their behalf by Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, a law lecturer at the University of Ghana, accused Mrs Osei of awarding contracts totalling millions […]

    Pres, CJ petitioned to impeach EC chairperson
  • Small scale mining to remain to remain banned until…..

    Government would not lift the current ban on small scale mining until there was an assurance that mining activities would be undertaken in a sustainable way, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister for Environment, Science and Technology has said. He said the small-scale miners must equally reclaim all the lands they have degraded before any consideration would be given for them […]

    Small scale mining to remain to remain banned until…..
  • UDS partners Care Int. for research

    The University for Development Studies (UDS) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Care International aimed at cooperating and information sharing on research and other related activities. The two institutions as part of the five-year MoU would also exchange research information in fields of mutual interests, particularly on climate change, sustainable development, food security, livelihood security, sustainable environment […]

    UDS partners Care Int. for research
  • Govt not done enough with fight against corruption—Emile Short

    The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo has not done enough to fight corruption in the first six months of his administration, a former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Emile Short, has said. In Mr Short’s estimation, the government could have been more upfront in dealing with perpetrators involved in some graft cases detected […]

    Govt not done enough with fight against corruption—Emile Short
  • We’ve done a lot despite challenging economy—John Boadu

    Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has stated that the media encounter held at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, served its purpose. He said President Akufo-Addo was on top of issues. The event Mr Boadu noted did not record any negativity however, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is only making noise because they had nothing […]

    We’ve done a lot despite challenging economy—John Boadu
  • ICC to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader

    War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence in 2010. Gbagbo, the first ex-head of state to be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC), has appealed a March decision that he must stay behind bars in a UN detention centre […]

    ICC to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader
  • Job 600 building sealed off for investigation into fire outbreak

    The Job 600 building, the edifice which houses the offices of Members of Parliament, was cordoned off yesterday following the fire outbreak on the tenth floor on Tuesday. Other administrative staff of Parliament who also have their offices on the 13-storey facility could also not access their offices. Throughout the day, police and fire service personnel deployed from Parliament’s police […]

    Job 600 building sealed off for investigation into fire outbreak
  • Govt abrogates $13m Volta Star Textile contract

    Government has abrogated a US$13 million contract with Bullion Group Consortium, an investor in the Volta Star Textiles Limited at Juapong in North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region. This is because Bullion Group Consortium has failed to make any payment several months after it won the bid to control 70 per cent shares in the Juapong based company. “The […]

    Govt abrogates $13m Volta Star Textile contract
 

Politics »

‘Ministerial appointments rendering Parliament inefficient’

‘Ministerial appointments rendering Parliament inefficient’

July 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Civil Society Organisation with focus on Ghana’s governance system, Odekro, has called for a strict separation of the executive and legislative arms of government in practice. In...

 

Business »

Access Bank opens Lashibi branch

Access Bank opens Lashibi branch

July 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm

As part of its strategic branch expansion objective to provide for the specialised needs of businesses and residents within the Lashibi and neighbouring communities, Access...

 

Education »

WAEC witholds WASSCE results of 185 schools

WAEC witholds WASSCE results of 185 schools

July 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says it has withheld the entire results of candidates from 185 schools who undertook this year’s West African Senior School Certificate...

Sports »

WAFA, Kotoko match postponed

July 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

The Premier League Board (PLB) has postponed the Ghana Premier League match day 24 fixture between WAFA and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at Sogakope on Sunday. The postponement was...

  • Fetu Afahye boxing Sept. 1

    The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has sanctioned a special Oguaa Afahye boxing promotion to be organised by Walker...

    July 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm
  • Gyan commissions astro turf
    Gyan commissions astro turf

    Hundreds of people joined the Baby Jets Foundation owned by Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, to commission the...

    July 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm
  • Osarfo Marfo, Dechris wish Kotoko well
    Osarfo Marfo, Dechris wish Kotoko well

    A staunch supporter of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr. Christopher Demanya, has extended best wishes to players and officials...

    July 18, 2017 at 10:51 am

Human Interest

Project to promote resilient farming launched

Project to promote resilient farming launched

A project to reduce farmer’s dependence on agrochemicals and promote a resilient farming system through Farmer Input Subsidy Programmes (FISP) was launched in Accra yesterday. The project dubbed ‘Promoting Agroecology in West Africa’ seeks to organise and support a farmer-led campaign to reform FISP and allocate available public investment and agricultural resources to small scale farmers including women in farming […]

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Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

South African parliament and police are to provide security for an African National Congress (ANC) MP after a number of death threats against her. Parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the decision followed a security assessment that confirmed “a security threat existed” against Makhosi Khoza. Ms Khoza has been a prominent critic of President Jacob Zuma and corruption within the governing […]

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WE APPLAUD PRESIDENT FOR COMMITMENT TO FIGHT GALAMSEY

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 would be another remarkable day in the history of Ghanaian politics, as it was the day President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo held his first encounter with the media.  The event took place at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government.  In attendance were his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and some ministers of state. The encounter was […]

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19 Lapaz residents fined for insanitary practice

The Abeka Sanitation and Motor District Magistrate court has convicted and fined 19 out of 21 people to a total of GH¢720.00 for dumping refuse at unauthorised places. They could go to jail for six months in default. The court, however, deferred judgment on two of the accused, Gafah Micahel and Alex Dankwah, to July 24, to make arrangement for […]

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Suspected commercial sex worker found dead at Teshie

Suspected commercial sex worker found dead at Teshie

Residents of Teshie, a suburb of Accra, were thrown into a state of shock when a suspected commercial sex worker was found murdered in cold blood in her room. The deceased, identified only as Chioma, a Nigerian, and believed to be in her 30s, was found dead  in a pool of blood with knife wounds all over her body. A […]

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Major Mahama ‘killers’ seek God’s intervention… In court with religious books

Major Mahama ‘killers’ seek God’s intervention… In court with religious books

The 19 suspects standing trial for the alleged murder of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, yesterday appeared in the Accra Central District Court, holding religious books. It is an apparent effort to seek God’s intervention in the case. The book titled, “How to be Born Again and Avoid Hell,” is authored by Bishop […]

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Mandela Day commemorated in South Africa

Mandela Day commemorated in South Africa

The Nelson Mandela International Day must be used to unify South Africans and everyone who lives in South Africa, several South Africans and immigrants in Johannesburg said on Tuesday. The day is an opportunity to deal with issues of inequity and xenophobia which are derailing social cohesion and economic development of South Africa, they said. “This is an important day […]

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Zimbabwe’s electoral body ready for 2018 polls

Zimbabwe’s electoral body ready for 2018 polls

Zimbabwe’s electoral body said Tuesday it is well prepared to hold elections set for mid 2018 and voter education is due to start soon. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau told a parliamentary committee that it will soon start countrywide voter education which will pave way for biometric voter registration exercise to be completed by December. “We must complete voter registration […]

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MPs visit Pantang Hospital

MPs visit Pantang Hospital

The select committees on Lands, Forestry and Health of Parliament have visited the troubled Pantang Hospital here in Accra, to have first-hand information about developments at the facility. It follows a sit down strike embarked upon by staff of the hospital last week over concerns that their lands were being encroached upon by private developers. Touring the facility yesterday, the […]

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TIME TO END AUTHORISED USE OF SIRENS

The Police on Saturday conducted a special exercise that led to the arrest of 17 drivers in Accra. The exercise, according to the police, was among others, aimed at checking drivers who drive on the shoulders of roads during rush hours and those who have fixed sirens in their vehicles. The police also said that, the effort was also to […]

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