The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Mary Owusu-Achiaw, has urged board of governors of senior high schools (SHS) in the country to ensure discipline and efficient running of educational institutions. She said it was important for SHS boards to make sure things were done properly and best practices upheld, to enhance teaching and learning. Mrs. Owusu-Achiaw, asked the board [...]
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The Finnish Embassy in Ghana is to create a platform for 160 Ghanaian youth between the ages of 12 and 20 to be equipped with computer programming skills as part of activities to mark the country’s 100th independence celebration on December 6. The four-day project dubbed “CodeBus Africa” with sponsorship from Nokia would be launched in Accra next week, bringing [...]
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Government has been urged to probe the use of a US$500 million facility contracted from the Brazilian government in 2008, to support two strategic development projects of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). The Executive Secretary of the Coalition of SADA Zone Civil Society Organisations, Bismark Adongo Ayorogo, who made the appeal yesterday at a press conference in Accra, questioned [...]
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Delese Mimi Darko as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA). She replaces Hudu Mogtari, the immediate past CEO of the authority, who was relieved of his appointment recently. Ms. Darko is one of the long-serving officers of the FDA working at the Authority since its inception. [...]
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IT has now become a rampant feature associated with Agbogbloshie or Old Fadama, in Accra, where youth groups engage in clashes over issues that are unclear to the public. Every now and then these clashes are reported between various youth groups in the Agbogbloshie area. Yesterday, The Ghanaian Times reported a renewed clash between two feuding youth groups that erupted [...]
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The Minority in Parliament yesterday had its say but the Majority caucus had its way in the controversy that surrounded the approval of Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba as Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister. The fate of Ms. Otiko Djaba was down to voting in accordance with Standing Order 172(5) of the House with the Majority voting massively to endorse [...]
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Activities at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange are taking away the beauty of the edifice after its inauguration last year. Traders have taken over the pavements where they display their wares, while hawking also goes on depriving pedestrians of free movement to their destinations. Some ‘trotro’ and long distance drivers are using the outer lanes of the interchange to load and [...]
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Professor Gabriel A Teye, Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has stated that the creation of autonomous universities out of the UDS would result in the collapse the university. For some time now traditional rulers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions (three northern regions) as well as other stakeholders in education have been calling [...]
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World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe is edging closer to a world title shot following his sudden rise on the rankings of the WBO. Dogboe currently holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) world youth super bantamweight title and the WBO International super bantamweight belt, culminating is his latest fourth position ranking by the WBO. Following his [...]
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The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu has effected another round of changes in the High Command of the service with Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye moving to the headquarters to head the Research and Planning Department. Consequently, current Director General of Research and Planning, COP Rose Bio Atinga, had been assigned [...]
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The development of professional education in the country should be a deliberate strategy and not an afterthought or an avenue for those who probably could not enroll for higher level education, Ebo Hammond, president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Ghana, has said. He stressed that professional education should not be seen as a programme for poor or [...]
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Commercial drivers and commuters plying the Accra-Nsawam Road are getting worried over the increasing vehicular traffic on the Accra-Nsawam stretch of road, particularly at the ACP Junction and Pokuase sections. They, have, therefore appealed to government to expedite action on the construction of an interchange at the Pokuase to ease the heavy vehicular traffic on the road. Some of the [...]
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The Ghana Air Force yesterday organised a parade to welcome officers who participated in the United Nations Operations in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI). The operation was initiated in 2006 to help restore peace and security in that country during the political conflicts. The parade, made up of three commanders and 48 personnel of the Air Force, was also to bring to [...]
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A 44-year-old accountant of the Ghana Health Service, John Equan Sampson Davis has been elected as the Presiding Member of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA). Mr. Davis, a sole candidate, pulled 65 votes cast, representing 83 per cent with three rejected and one vote against him to emerge victorious. The post of the Presiding Member of the assembly became vacant [...]
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The Ministry of Interior has renewed the curfews imposed on Kpatinga and Bimbilla in the Northern Region and Alavanya and Nkonya in the Volta Region. A press statement issued and signed by the sector Minister, Ambrose Dery and copied to The Ghanaian Times said the imposition of the curfew on the four towns was based on the advice of the [...]
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Planning Minister-designate, Professor George Gyan-Baffour, has observed that Ghana’s 40-year development plan, put together by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), is irrelevant. This is because it will not afford political parties the laxity and space to implement their manifestos, which propelled them to power, Prof. Gyan-Baffour, a former Chairman of the NDPC noted. The NDPC put together the 40-year [...]
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Four women died during childbirth at the Ejisu Government Hospital, last year, due to acute shortage of blood at the facility. Dr. Akwasi Baffour Gyimah, the Medical Superintendent who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said they could have been saved through prompt blood transfusion. He said lack of blood in health facilities across the municipality had become [...]
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The Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) led the gainers for the first week of February trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) as it appreciated by half its value 50 per cent to close at GH¢0.03 per share. The Standard Chartered Bank climbed by 15.2 per cent to close the week at GH¢15.00 per share, which according to Nordea Capital Investment [...]
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Illegal miners have “largely been cleared” from AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine and the company can now explore a number of options for the asset including its possible sale or redevelopment, Chief Executive Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has said. The invasion of the loss-making, mothballed operation by thousands of illegal miners made the asset a toxic one that underscored the social and political [...]
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The Car Rental Association of Ghana (CRAG) is to set up a secretariat to run its operations in a bid to restructure, repackage and reposition itself to become relevant in the tourism industry. Speaking at the association’s second general meeting in Accra, Seth Yeboah Ocran, the Interim President of CRAG, said the association could not continue to do business without [...]
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