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University of Education to honour Rawlings, 2 others

 The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) is to confer honorary doctorate degrees on former President Jerry John Rawlings and two others for the various roles they have played in the development of their respective countries. The other recipients are former Nigerian President, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Professor Jophus Anamuah Mensah, former Principal, and first Vice Chancellor of UEW.The Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba Prof. Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw made the announcement


Christ's resurrection not a metaphor - Otabil

The Death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a metaphor or a fairytale for simple minds, Pastor Mensah Otabil, General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church said on Easter Sunday. This reality he said has become a source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Delivering a sermon on Resurrection Sunday on the theme Jesus the Resurrection at the Christ Temple in Accra, Pastor Otabil said Christ’s bodily


NADMO assists rainstorm victims at Ahamansu

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has presented assorted relief items to victims whose dwellings were ravaged by a rainstorm recently. About 1,000 people were displaced and close to a 100 houses had their roofs ripped off. The items include 30 bundles of roofing sheets, 30 bags of rice, cartons of soap, mosquito nets and coil, bales of blanket, oil and plastic buckets. Mr Gavivina Tamakloe, NADMO Director, in charge of Relief and Reconstruction, who presented the items, urged


Man who forged Energy Minister's signature granted bail

Charles Andoh, the 35- year old man who forged the signature of the Minister of Energy, to engage in a fictitious oil deal, has been granted bail by the police, after 48 hours in  custody. Andoh was handed over to the police Wednesday after he had confessed at the office of the Minister, Mr Emmanuel Armah - Kofi Buah,  that indeed he forged his signature in a bid to defraud Gonjuana Oil Company of China. He is to report back to the police after the Easter festivities for further investigations.  The


Social Christians Tolerance Christians urged

The Reverend Father Mathew Yitera, Administrator at the OLA Catholic Cathedral in Tamale has advised Christians to be peace loving by tolerating each others’ views for mutual coexistence. He observed that misunderstandings and conflicts were bound to exist in the daily life of every individual but that the torture and the suffering of Jesus Christ should remind Ghanaians to tolerate each others’ views for peace to reign. Rev. Father Yitera gave the advice on Friday when he officiated a Good


ICT teachers in Awutu-Senya District receive Laptops

  The Awutu-Senya District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Sampson Abbey Armah, has presented 23 laptops computers to Information Communication Technology(ICT) teachers in the District to enhance their  knowledge and improve teaching capability. The DCE stated that it is an opportunity will help the ICT teachers in the District to build a dynamic and knowledge–based society, and stimulate a progressive economic emancipation. Mr. Aramah disclosed that the District Assembly will  from next  term,


Tourism Ministry to organise second paragliding festival in October

The  Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts will organise a second paragliding festival in October this year on the Odweanoma Mountain at Kwahu – Atibie in the Eastern Region. To be dubbed “corporate Ghana paragliding festival”, the programme will involve financial institutions, insurance companies, mining, oil and gas, aviation and telecommunication companies among others. The sector minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu–Adjare, announced this at the 9th paragliding festival at Atibie

19th Apr 19:15

Driver: I took alcohol to mourn Jesus’ death

Nicholas Tetteh, A driver arrested by the police on Friday for drunk driving has told the police that he took the alcohol in order to mourn the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  This was after a task force made up of Drivers Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) and Motor Traffic and Transport Department of Ghana Police Service stopped the vehicle of Tetteh, as part of measures to educate drivers on safe driving as Christians celebrate Easter.    He was driving a Honda Element saloon car with registration

19th Apr 18:38

Killer of banker makes 6th appearance in court

Abraham Baah Kwame Oyortey, 25, who is on a provisional charge of murder over the killing of Ms Rosemond Nyampong, a banker, has been remanded into prison custody by a Tema Magistrate Court.    He is to return to the court on May 19.     A duplicate docket on the case has been sent by the court to the Attorney General’s Office for advice.     This has been his sixth appearance before the court concerning the charge.      On November 21, 2013, Rosemond, a worker at the Credit Department

19th Apr 10:54

Complete land deals to avoid judgement debts - Sole commissioner

The Sole Commissioner of the Judgement Debt Commission, Mr Justice Yaw Apau, Wednesday advised state bodies taking over private lands for development to completely seal any payment deals with those affected to avoid situations where, many years later, different claimants would emerge asking for compensation. According to him, such claimants went to court and always succeeded in getting default judgements against the state because whenever they went to court, there was no representation for the state. Mr

19th Apr 10:04

NADMO conducts simulation exercise on premises of GGBL site

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has led an emergency response simulation exercise at the Achimota site of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd (GGBL) aimed at testing the disaster and emergency response of the company. The 30-minute simulation exercise involved officials from NADMO, the Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Police Service and the National Ambulance Service and is part of GGBL’s Zero Harm Safety Agenda to test its preparedness to deal with emergencies. The fire alarms

19th Apr 06:58

Assembly worried about temporary structures in municipality

The La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has given a signal of its determination to rid the municipality of temporary structures. The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Franklin Anku, who mentioned this at the first general assembly session of the municipality at Madina, expressed worry at the rate at which such structures were springing up in the municipality and described it as alarming. Addressing members of the assembly, the MCE said, “if we do not take pragmatic

18th Apr 23:21

Kwahu Paragliding Festival takes off

The 2014 Paragliding Festival took off smoothly Good Friday atop the Odweano Mountain at Kwahu Atbie until late afternoon when flights were cancelled due to bad weather. The Eastern Regional Minister, Julius Debrah, had officially opened the annual festival earlier in the day, as passengers took turns to fly under a bright, conducive weather. But around 4pm, a cloudy weather followed by downpour compelled the 15 pilots from the US, Thailand, Peru, Belgium, Japan and other foreign countries to call

18th Apr 13:28

Police Chief asks community to renovate police station

Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye has appealed to community leaders of Beposo in the Sekyere Central District to assist renovate the town’s police station to help boost security in the area. The police station is in a sorry state of dilapidation with roofs of almost all the offices leaking when rain falls. The station does not have washrooms, giving a lot of discomfort to the police staff working there. DCOP Boakye, who was on a tour of the District, was visibly shocked

18th Apr 13:01

Ashaiman is a policeman’s nightmare

The unplanned nature of Ashaiman and the fear of giving information about criminals are making policing a very difficult task in the area, the Tema Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Beatrice Z. Vib-Sanziri has said. “The haphazard ways in which we site our buildings make the response to call to crime scenes or areas very difficulty,” she said.Addressing policemen and women at the annual West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) day at Queens Hotel in Ashaiman on

18th Apr 12:45

To sign EPA or not: Ghana to be guided by collective ECOWAS position

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Haruna Iddrisu on Thursday said Ghana would be guided by the collective position of the Economic Community of West African States on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The EPA agreement between the bloc and the European Union must be signed before October 1.He said the West Africa-European Union (EU) EPA would be managed well to ensure inclusive economic growth and development for Ghana.Mr Iddrisu was speaking at a public forum on the Economic Partnership

18th Apr 04:50

Promote development of metropolis — Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has tasked the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to give true meaning to the decentralisation policy by making development a priority in the metropolis. He said the era of shoddy works and underhand dealings in the implementation of development projects did not  benefit the people and must be discouraged. The Asantehene gave the caution at the Manhyia Palace yesterday when the 42 assembly members of the KMA, led by the Chief Executive, Mr Kojo Bonsu, paid

18th Apr 04:50

Promote development of metropolis — Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has tasked the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to give true meaning to the decentralisation policy by making development a priority in the metropolis. He said the era of shoddy works and underhand dealings in the implementation of development projects did not  benefit the people and must be discouraged. The Asantehene gave the caution at the Manhyia Palace yesterday when the 42 assembly members of the KMA, led by the Chief Executive, Mr Kojo Bonsu, paid

17th Apr 17:35

Transport operators thank Government for fuel price reduction

Transport Operators have expressed their appreciation to Government for the decision to reduce fuel pump price. This was made known in a statement signed by Mr Stephen Okudzeto, General Secretary, GPRTU and Alhaji Aliyu Baba, General Secretary, Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GTRCC) and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday. The statement called for the full cooperation from transport operators and the traveling public in this matter. The fuel pump price was reduced by by 3.94%

17th Apr 17:35

A-G, Finance Ministry summoned over Judgment debt payment

The Judgment Debt Commission has subpoenaed the Attorney General’s Department and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to clarify why Jamlast Company Limited was paid a judgment debt of $1,800,000 between 2011 and 2012. Jamlast was said to have sued the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds (GCD) Limited after the GCD was divested.GCD, which is located in Akwatia in the Eastern Region, is now wholly owned by Ghanaian businesspersons and operates under the name Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited

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