Human Interest

Creation of new regional capitals  …Nkoranza chiefs unhappy with Dan Botwe

Creation of new regional capitals …Nkoranza chiefs unhappy with Dan Botwe

The chiefs and people of Nkoranza traditional area in the Brong-Ahafo Region have expressed their displeasure over the siting of the new Bono East regional capital. They claimed that even though government is yet to name the regional capitals for the six newly created regions, the traditional council was aware that the Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Kweku [...]

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‘Ghanaians must boycott Election 2020, if…’

‘Ghanaians must boycott Election 2020, if…’

Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong has advised Ghanaians to boycott the 2020 general elections if vigilante groups are not disbanded. According to him no one should go out and vote if the NPP and NDC continue their ‘All-die-be-die’ and ‘Boot-for-Boot’ businesses. Speaking in an interview, he expressed disappointment in the government for [...]

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Egypt’s President el-Sisi heads African Union

Egypt’s President el-Sisi heads African Union

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took over as chair of the African Union (AU) following a meeting by heads of state from the continent in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday. The post rotates annually between the five regions of the continent. The Egyptian leader is expected to focus on the fight against armed groups on the continent and rebuilding efforts of countries recovering from [...]

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Zimbabwe’s Veep receiving treatment in India

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is being treated in India for a minor ailment, a government deputy minister has said, days after a local news website reported that the retired general had gone to that country due to failing health. The health of Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Zimbabwe because he is widely seen as the power behind President [...]

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Buhari, Atiku fight over vote-buying

Buhari, Atiku fight over vote-buying

AHEAD of the February 16 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm of alleged fresh threats to the election through vote-buying by those he said looted the treasury in the past. The general election in the country is starting on Saturday February 16 with the presidential and National Assembly elections. But President Buhari said reliable evidence gathered by [...]

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Stronger govt, private sector partnership needed for technological advancement  – CEOs advocate

Stronger govt, private sector partnership needed for technological advancement – CEOs advocate

Some Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have advocated a stronger partnership between the government and private sector to leverage technological advancement for economic gains. For them, technology has become the key driver of the transformation of businesses, governance, economy and the solution to societal challenges and required combined efforts. At the launch of the 4th Ghana CEOs Summit in Accra yesterday, [...]

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3 year Varsity Education: We welcome debate!

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has invited the public to debate the possibility of reducing the duration of tertiary education from four to three years. The minister who was speaking on the topic World Class Education: An Imperative for the Next Generation of Leaders,’ sought to trigger a national dialogue that would eventually lead the country to [...]

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Ta’di kidnappings: accused asked to produce accomplice

Ta’di kidnappings: accused asked to produce accomplice

The Takoradi District Court yesterday ordered Samuel Udoetuk Wills, 28-year-old Nigerian, suspect in the Takoradi kidnappings, a week, to produce one Kwesi to help him (accused) build his case. The court, presided by Mr Michael Ampadu, gave the order after Wills had given evidence that a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer and Kwesi assisted him to escape from the Takoradi [...]

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Renewed clash between herdsmen, farmers at Ahomahomaso

A renewed clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Ahomahomaso near Begoro in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, has resulted in the killing of a cattle and destruction of properties belonging to the herdsmen, last Friday. The aggrieved farmers, numbering about 70, clad in red arm band and attire, armed with machetes, and chanting war songs, allegedly attacked [...]

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Police investigate J. B Danquah’s wife sexual harassment allegation

The Police have commenced investigations into the allegations by the wife of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah, that the investigator in charge of the case was sexually harassing her. The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Senanu Eklu, told the Ghanaian Times that the Police Administration’s attention had [...]

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