Human Interest

Gregory Afoko challenges discontinuation of murder trial

Gregory Afoko challenges discontinuation of murder trial

Lawyers for Gregory Afoko have filed a suit before the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Attorney General to discontinue the murder trial of accused at the high court. Afoko has been charged with the alleged murder of Adams Mahama, the late Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The state entered nolle prosequi to stop [...]

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Court asked to reject EC’s bid to extend ROPAA

Sampson Lardi Ayenini, a private legal practitioner, has asked the Accra Human Rights High Court to reject the motion by Electoral Commission (EC), seeking an extension of time to implement Representation of People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA). The EC, filed a motion on notice on January 30, 2019, for extension of time for the implementation of the court order, dated December [...]

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Police arrest 4 over fake kidnapping story

The Takoradi police have arrested four more people in connection with the fake kidnapping story  that hit the Sekondi- Takoradi metropolis, last Wednesday. The suspects, Elijah Sam, 16, Evelyn Christ Agyapong, 19, Daniel Kwasi Essien, 17, and Caleb Winrith Nii Ayitey Tagoe, 16, all students, were arrested on February 8, following investigations by the police in Takoradi. Earlier, the police [...]

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Di Maria storms Old Trafford  in Champions League duel

Di Maria storms Old Trafford in Champions League duel

AN expensive flop who lasted just a single season at Manchester United, Angel Di Maria might be keen to prove a point when he goes back to Old Trafford as a Paris Saint-Germain player today. The Argentine, who turns 31 later this week, has a vital role to play for PSG in their crunch Champions League last 16, first leg [...]

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Chelsea’s Sarri faces the sack  … but Solskjaer to be named United manager

Chelsea’s Sarri faces the sack … but Solskjaer to be named United manager

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer will be named the full-time manager at Manchester United, but Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri is facing the sack. SunSport understands that the decision to regularise Solskjaer’s position has been made at board level, although the club may not announce it until the end of the season. United are publicly sticking to the mantra that the search for [...]

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Tsonga wins  first ATP title

Tsonga wins first ATP title

JO-WILFRIED Tsonga beat fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 6-2 to win the Open Sud de France in Montpellier and claim his first ATP title since 2017 on Sunday. Herbert, the seventh seed, was looking to snatch his maiden singles title but Tsonga, whose 2018 season was hampered by injuries, only dropped four points on his serve. The 33-year-old, in Montpellier [...]

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WR courts impose GH¢135,974 fine on drivers for traffic offences

WR courts impose GH¢135,974 fine on drivers for traffic offences

The courts in the Western Region last year imposed fines totalling GHc135, 974 on drivers convicted for various traffic offences. This was as a result of 311 cases out of a total of 363 cases sent to courts. The 2018 annual Western Regional motor traffic offences reports released to the Ghanaian Times showed that, expired documents topped the statistics with [...]

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Afienya District tops illegal power theft in Tema Region

Afienya District tops illegal power theft in Tema Region

Afienya District has topped the list of illegal connections in the Tema Regional Office of the Electricity of Ghana (ECG). The district takes over from Tema New Town which was in the lead until recently. The Revenue Protection Manager, Mrs Zita Kyei-Gyamfi who disclosed this to reporters described the area as a developing one with lots of communities and so [...]

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NDPC to organise national devt fora

NDPC to organise national devt fora

The National Planning Development Commission (NDPC) has planned to hold series of national development fora. It would aim at soliciting views, ideas, suggestions and proposals from experts on all sectors of national development, to serve as blue print for the transformation of the country. Participants of the fora will include but not limited to economic and financial experts, industry heads, [...]

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‘Sawla-Tuna-Kalba women unable to access fertile lands’

‘Sawla-Tuna-Kalba women unable to access fertile lands’

Women farmers in the Sawla/Tuna/Kalba District are faced with the challenge of accessing fertile land for cultivation.   A research conducted by, a Non-Governmental Organisation, (NGO), Tuna Women Development Programme (TUWODEP), has revealed that about 75 per cent of women in the district were farmers, but many of them did not have access to fertile land.   With emphasis on [...]

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