Human Interest

President appoints Mrs Elsie Awadzi as 2nd Deputy Governor of BoG

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Mrs Elsie Awadzi as the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. The appointment is, however, subject to consultation with the Council of State.   Mrs Awadzi is an international economic and financial lawyer with 21years of professional experience working in various capacities in Ghana and internationally.   Her key areas [...]

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Court remands human head dealer

Court remands human head dealer

The 23-year-old man who was arrested for murdering a 12-year-old boy at Bogoso in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region, last Tuesday, appeared before the Sekondi District Magistrate Court B, presided over by Mrs Susana Aduful, on Friday. Alex Tetteh’s plea was not taken and was remanded in police custody to reappear in court on February 27. [...]

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Ho Assembly accused of embezzling GH₵5,000

The Ho Municipal Assembly has allegedly misappropriated GH₵5,000.00 meant for equipment and furniture for the Kpenoe Community-Based Health Planning and Service compound, near Ho. The amount was donated to the community through the Assembly by GOIL Ghana Limited in 2016, following an appeal by the community to help make the CHPS compound functional. A petition by the Community to the [...]

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Women arrested for hoarding unwholesome food products

32-year-old women who allegedly scavenge for food and other products from refuse dumps to sell to the public has been arrested by the police. Sadia Mohammed, 32, was arrested on Thursday morning at about 10:30 a.m. after police gathered intelligence about her activities. She was found hoarding unwholesome food in her house at Zongo Laka in the Ashaiman Municipality, concealed in [...]

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Mobile money operator shot dead

Mobile money operator shot dead

A 31-year-old mobile money operator was shot dead by some unknown assailants at Kronom-Kyeraasi in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday evening, the latest in a string of attacks on such businesses.     The Kodie District Police Command confirmed the incident to Citi News.   The deceased, Richmond Ofori, also called Papa Yaw, died instantly after [...]

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Govt deploys 8,700 CCTV cameras at police stations across country

Govt deploys 8,700 CCTV cameras at police stations across country

A total of 8,700 close circuit television cameras are to be deployed in all 216 districts across the country to enhance police work. Additional police stations are to be rehabilitated to standardise infrastructure of the police service. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said this in a speech read on his behalf by his Vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia during the [...]

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Resource GSS to churn out accurate information on employment – TUC

Resource GSS to churn out accurate information on employment – TUC

The Trade Union Congress-Ghana (TUC) has reiterated its call on the government to resource the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and other related agencies to provide up-to-date and accurate information on employment. According to the Union, real time statistics would provide a better way to evaluate the impact of the government’s policies and programmes on employment creation. A statement issued by [...]

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Workers urged to support NHIS with additional contributions

Ghanaians have been urged to support the National Health Insurance Scheme toward its sustainability. The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Samuel Annor, said the country could not afford to go back to the cash and carry system just because of funding challenges. He, therefore, called on workers in the formal sector to sacrifice again [...]

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Ghana/Iran trade hit $50m in 2017

Ghana/Iran trade hit $50m in 2017

The volume of trade between Iran and Ghana reached $50million last year, the Iranian Ambassador to Ghana, Dr Nosratollah Maleki disclosed on Friday. Speaking at the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution of Iran and National Day, in Accra, he said there was the need to increase the volume this year and subsequently for the mutual benefit [...]

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20 GNFS operational personnel to undergo 10-day training in Malta

20 GNFS operational personnel to undergo 10-day training in Malta

About 20 operational personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are due to leave Ghana on February 17, for Malta on a 10-day training programme. The training programme is an initiative of the Maltese government and the GNFS to improve the capacity of Ghanaian firefighters. It would be hosted and sponsored by the Malta Civil Protection Department. Ahead of [...]

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