Accra, July 27, GNA - The Ghana Information, Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) has been held in Accra to recognise quality customer service, innovation and excellence in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.The award ceremony, which was currently in its seventh year, and the only platform for recognising th
Accra, July 27, GNA - The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Ghana, has expressed satisfaction about performance of the country’s economy in the first half of the year but says the growth rate of non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is disappointing.The Institute after reviewing the state of the economy and the 2017 budget submitt
Accra, July 27, GNA - The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has organised its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) to brief stakeholders of the Chamber’s reports and audited financial statements.The meeting, which took place at the Shippers’ House, was organised in line with the Chamber’s Constitution which e
Accra, July 27, GNA - The Controller and Accountant-General Department (CAGD) has warned that it will freeze the salaries of all heads of Department who fail to validate their staff on the Electronic Salary Payment Vouchers (E-SPV) effective August 2017.Also, all employees whose data are not validated on the E-SPV would also not be p
Accra, July 29, GNA - The annual Atta Mills Hockey tournament has been scheduled for July 29, at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey stadium in Accra.The tournament is to honour and commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of former President John Evans Fifi Atta Mills.
Berlin, July 27, (GNA/dpa) - Former Germany and United States coach Juergen Klinsmann is not in a hurry to seek a new engagement and would eye a national team job rather than working at a club."I can see next year if something new comes up. I am not keen to start a new adventure immediately," Klinsmann, 52, told Thursday's edition of
UEFA said that Villar Llona handed in his resignation on Wednesday "with immediate effect" and that "Mr Villar Llona will no longer have any official functions at our organisation."In view of the on-going court proceedings in Spain, we have no further comments to make on this matter."
The Reggae Boyz were undaunted by a Jozy Altidore goal in the 45th minute and came out in the second half looking for the equalizer, which Je-Vaughn Watson found in the 50th minute off teammate Kemar Lawrence's corner kick.Both teams had dangerous free-kick opportunities in the last 10 minutes of regular time at Levi's Stadium in San
"We are absolutely determined to raise this issue with FIFA," Argentinian sports secretary Carlos Mac Allister told Argentinian newspaper La Nacion on Wednesday, after a meeting with Uruguayan football officials. The paper reported that the countries' two presidents, Mauricio Macri and Tabare Vazquez, could meet in Montevideo on Augu
Some of the measures include the recruitment of quality players from across the globe, world-class technical staff and the provision of good pitches for training.Mr Kwabena Osei Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer of Big Cash Ghana, disclosed this to GNA Sports when Hollard Insurance Ghana presented an insurance benefit of GH¢30,000.00 t
Accra, July 27, GNA – With 22 days left for the commencement of the 2017 World Taekwondo Open Championship to be staged in Ghana, Mr Charles Amofah, the General Secretary of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation says preparations towards the tournament is almost complete. In an interview w
Accra, July 27, GNA - The draw for the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations will be held at the Labadi Beach Hotel at 16:00 hours today.Representatives of all the 16 participating countries have arrived in Ghana to attend the pre-tournament workshop, which would be held this morning.
Accra, July 27, GNA – The 2016 Ghana Malaria Indicator Survey (GMIS) report was on Thursday launched with the call on government and stakeholders to utilise it in the formation of policies and programmes associated with malaria.The report which was collated by the Ghana Statistical Service and the National Malaria Control Programme
Accra, July 27, GNA – The government will empower the youth with information and communications technology (ICT) skills to enable them contribute towards the nation’s rapid technological progress and productivity, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications has said.She hinted that government would soon introduce coding c
Accra, July 27, GNA – The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has observed that the Farmer Input Support Programmes (FISPs) contribution to increased production and yields are limited at best.Making the observation with the Centre of Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) and the Groundswell Internation
They said making the media, the Judiciary, religious entities and other key stakeholders understand the issues at stake would promote the enforcement of laws.Rigorous sanctions, they said, must be meted out to the perpetrators of illegal forest activities through collective efforts of the Judiciary, the Attorney General’s Departmen
Sunyani, July 27, GNA – Pedestrian knocked downs have seen a slight increase in the Brong-Ahafo from January to June this year, says Mr Samuel Asiamah, the Acting Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC).He said 67 people were knocked down by vehicles and motor bikes within the period as compared to the 57 kno
Hohoe (V/R), July 27, GNA - Facebook, a global social media, now has a platform community exceeding 2 billion people, including more than 1.3 billion people who use Facebook every day.Mr Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this in his quarterly results and giving updates on progress
Winneba(C/R) , July 27, GNA - Profesor Avea Nsoh, the Principal of the College of Languages Education, University of Education has appealed to the Chief Justice to investigate a court ruling at the Winneba High Court.The High Court in Winneba on July 14, ordered Professor Mawutor Avokeh, the Vice Chancellor, and the Chief Finance Off
Accra, July 27, GNA - Government is developing a ‘big data’ system to incorporate new areas of agriculture policy concerns and initiatives. Additionally, government is taking measures to manage the relationships between climate, soil type and farm management systems, including irrigation.