• Economic prospects look bright-Minister

    The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, has said the medium term growth and economic prospects look bright and the fiscal consolidation programme being pursued by government is yielding positive results. “The growth of the economy is expected to improve significantly in the medium term when the oil production from the Jubilee, TEN and Sankofa-Gye Nyame Fields come on stream,” he […]

    Mr. Seth Terkper, Finance Minister(left),addressing the media  Photo;Mercy Amparbeng

    Bigwigs of the NPP, including the running mate of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Papa Owusu Ankomah, Osafo Marfo, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, Asamoah Boateng, John Boadu, Kingston Akomea Kissi, Frances Assiam and Adwoa Safo visited the house to sympathise with the family of the deceased. The MP for Abuakwa South, John Boadu said that it was very important to have […]

  • Veep urges increased Ghana-France trade

    VICE-PRESIDENT Kwesi Amissah-Arthur yesterday, opened the Ghana-Bordeaux Business Forum aimed at exposing French investors to business opportunities in the country, and called for increased trade between the two countries. He said although the balance of trade between the two countries favoured Ghana, there was a need to do more for the benefit of both countries. “In the past 15 years, […]

    Veep urges increased Ghana-France trade
  • Black Satellites commence camp today

    THIRTY (30) players have been invited to the national U-20 team camp as they begin the first phase of preparations for upcoming assignments. The selected players are expected to report at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram today at 4pm. A statement from the FA Secretariat mentioned the players as Fatal Alhassan – Dida – Liberty Professionals,Yusif Kaisan […]

    Black Satellites  commence  camp today
  • Funds secured for TB detection project

    PARLIAMENT has approved a buyer’s credit agreement between the government and ABN Amro N.V Bank of the Netherlands, for an amount of 13 million euros to finance the ‘Accelerating tuberculosis case detection’ project. The facility is the loan component of the entire project cost of 20 million euros. The remaining seven million euros is a grant from the Dutch government. […]

    Funds secured for  TB detection project
  • 33 children saved from being trafficked

    THIRTY-THREE children have been rescued from being trafficked to Nigeria, from Tatale and its surrounding communities, in the Tatale-Sanguli District of the Northern Region. They were intercepted by Immigration officers at the Tatale border. Mr. Eric Afari, Northern Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, who revealed this to The Ghanaian Times, said the children were aged between 10 and […]

  • Computerised school selection to be reviewed

    The computerised schools selection and placement system is to be reviewed as part of efforts to enhance secondary education, President John Dramani Mahama has announced. He said the move would aim at addressing the shortfalls of the system after its 10 years in operation. The President said this at the weekend at the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Akatsi Senior […]

    President Mahama exchanging pleasantries with the students on his arrival.
  • Building collapses on 4 near Airport

    Four people were injured after an uncompleted building near the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, collapsed, on Saturday. The injured were working on the building when it collapsed, and they were rushed to the hospital. The  building is located between Holiday Inn and the Marina Mall, near the Airport.

    Building collapses on 4 near Airport
  • 2 soldiers, another perish

    Two soldiers and a civilian driver of the Ghana Armed Forces were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling, crashed at  Peki Dzake in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region, on Saturday. They were on board a Toyota Hiace vehicle, with registration number 14 GA 96, which collided head-on with  a passenger Benz bus on the […]

    The two vehicles at the accident scene
  • K’Bu suspends services at 3 surgical clinics

    The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is suspending three surgical clinics with effect from today. They are the Urology, General Surgery and Neurosurgery clinics. A statement issued in Accra on Friday, said the suspension would “allow for work to be completed in some of our theatres and recovery wards at the Department of Surgery that are being rehabilitated and re-equipped to improve […]

    K’Bu suspends services at 3 surgical clinics

Politics »


Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs urged to sustain peace deal

January 27, 2016 at 11:14 am

The chiefs and people of Nkonya and Alavanyo, in the Volta Region, have been encouraged to build on the gains made in the recent peace deals, to avoid a return to their age-long...

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•   Mr. Adebayo (left), presenting the car key to Mr. Awuley.

Access Bank rewards promo winners

February 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

Access Bank “Change Your  Level” promo has rewarded 15 customers in the second mini-draw with amazing prizes. Mr. Humphrey Awuletey Williams, a customer with the Airport...


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NVTI secures funds to train unemployed youths

January 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

The National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) has received a grant of GH¢10 million from the Youth Employment Agency to train about 5,000 unemployed youths in 10 areas...

Sports »

FA Cup C’ttee schedule announced

February 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the programme outline for the 2015-16 edition of the FA Cup competition with a grand launch slated for February 18, 2016. Third-tier...

  • DOL stakeholders to meet

    CLUB Chief Executives will attend a stakeholders meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Ghana Football Association...

    February 8, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • Black Satellites  commence  camp today
    Black Satellites commence camp today

    THIRTY (30) players have been invited to the national U-20 team camp as they begin the first phase of preparations...

    February 8, 2016 at 10:36 am
  • Italian scouts visit NSC

    A delegation from Acts Sports & Events and a soccer talent hunt organisation from Italy on Friday paid a courtesy...

    February 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Human Interest

‘Pure Water’ sellers keep old price

‘Pure Water’ sellers keep old price

The price of a sachet of drinking water (pure water) remains 20 pesewas, despite the announcement by the National Association of Sachet Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) last week, to increase it to 30 pesewas. The increment, which was to take effect from last Monday, February 1, according to NASPAWAP, has not been effective because the vendors fear it will affect […]

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John Owusu, Anglogold Ashanti

John Owusu dies in accident

Mr. John Owusu, Head of Communications of AngloGold Ashanti, is dead. Reports indicated that he was ran over by a company vehicle, while attempting to escape the wrath of some illegal miners who had invaded one of the mine sites, Cote Dor, near Anwiam, in Obuasi at the weekend. Mr. Owusu and some other officials  had gone to the site, […]

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Processes for Afoko’s trial fixed for Feb. 18

A magistrate’s Court in Accra, has fixed February 18 to begin committal proceedings on Gregory Afoko,who allegedly poured acid on Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party, and thus terminated his life. The committal proceeding would pave way for Afoko to stand trial at the High Court over the charge of murder. At the court on […]

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The news that Mr. John Owusu, the Public Affairs Manager, of Anglo-Gold Ashanti has died, is shocking and heartbreaking. He was said to have met his tragic death after a vehicle belonging to the company ran over him during a swoop on galamsey operators on Anglogold Ashanti concession at Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region last, Saturday. According to information gathered […]

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•  Mr. Alex Segbefia, 
Health Minister

180,000 new births not registered officially

An estimated 180,000 children representing 44 per cent, born in the country last year have not be registered by the Births and Deaths Registry the acting Director, John Yao Agbeko, has revealed. He said out of the 659,275 children projected to have been born last year, only 478,380 were registered by the Registry. Mr. Agbeko disclosed this in an interview […]

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