About 4,000 security personnel from Greater Accra would be deployed to the regions by December 5, to beef up security at the various polling stations.
The personnel are from the Ghana Police Service, Armed Forces, Fire Service, Prisons, Immigration and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
The Director-General of Operations at the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) John Kudalor disclsed this when he briefed the personnel from all the security services at the Independence Square in ... Read More
What was supposed to be an inter-city (Accra- Tema) music battle nearly turned sour as sour of the musicians got messy on stage.
But for the splendid and outstanding performance of Samini, patrons who thronged the Dome of the International Conference Centre last Saturday, would have left disappointed and heartbroken.
In the promo ahead this year?s Joy FM Night With The Stars, organisers tagged VIP, representing Accra against Kwaw Kesse from Tema; Sarkodie (Tema) against Samini from ... Read More
TheÂ National Executive CommitteeÂ ofÂ Volunteers for Mahama (VFM)Â has asked its National Coordinator, Mawutor Agbavitor, to step aside from his position to pave the way for full investigations into the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) VFM saga.
A press release signed byÂ Charles Nkansah, Director of Operations of VFM on Thursday, said the National Executive Committee deemed it important to thoroughly investigate the matter.
The decision followed an Executive Committee meeting called ... Read More
The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, yesterday picked up his Master?s degree certificate that he acquired the University of Ghana in 1980.
The move was necessitated by claims by the opposition that the Vice President lied to Parliament and the nation during his vetting because he did not have a Masters degree in Economics, contrary to what his CV portrays.
According to the Vice President, the he was surprised that such lies could be propagated about the existence of his Master of ... Read More
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has reiterated his commitment to ensue the peace, stressing he would not be a source of electoral violence in Ghana.
He said violence in whatever form was an impediment to freedom and national progress, as such, he would not want to ride on the back of bloodshed to the presidency.
He has, therefore, told peace-bring Ghanaians to condemn the ambitious and co-ordinated attacks on New Patriotic Party ... Read More
Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police at Asesewa in the Eastern Region.
The suspects, Albert Tawiah, 29, a security officer and Solomon Lamptey, 28, a mason, were arrested among passengers on the Accra-Asesewa road, yesterday, on a Toyota frontier bus, with registration number, GT 4899-11.
Items retrieved from them included a locally manufactured pistol, knife, mask, six life cartridges, two electoral identity cards all bearing the name of Albert Tawiah, a jewelry ... Read More
A survey on harassment along West Africa?s Trade corridors showed that bribery and delays on Ghana?s roads have relatively reduced compared to that of its landlocked neighbours such as Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.
The reduction is due to awareness creation and drivers ability to ask Police, Customs and Gendarmes to justify payments they ask for or convince such personnel to allow them to continue their journey since they have all the required documentations.
The survey titled 20th Road ... Read More
The Campus Companion is a 10 inch touch screen device created to integrate technology into the pedagogical educational system.
It would serve as a lecturing tool to students of the tertiary institutions to enhance effective teaching and learning in the country.
The device comes in two ways that is ?Gazer? which incorporates a sim for mobile telephone and data access which runs on Google?s application Android2.3.3 OS and the "Starlight" which also works with an external dongle and runs on ... Read More
The Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA) has appealed to Presidents John Mahama to ensure that the National Lottery Act, Act 722, of 2006 is amended as promised by the former President, the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
They reiterated that the late President promised to amend the law at a meeting at the Castle before his demise.
The leadership, who ?stormed? the office of the New Times Corporation in Accra said the current law had subjected them and their business to severe ... Read More
The African University College of Communication (AUCC) has held its 9th congregation with a call on graduates to make a positive impact on society, where ever they find themselves.
Fifty students were awarded degrees while 27 obtained diplomas.
The College also celebrated 10th anniversary, on the theme: Education in an era of globalisation and convergence?.
The AUCC is accreditated by the National Accreditation Board, and runs various degree and diploma programmes.
According to ... Read More
The Electoral Commission (EC) says there is no law which prevents political parties from campaigning on the day of election.
Therefore, no political party could be held liable and sanctioned for campaigning on Election Day.
However, by the convention of the EC, campaigning should end 48 hours to the election.
The Public Relations Officer of EC, Mr. Christian Owusu Parry disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times, in Accra on Friday.
He said the convention had been used since 1992, and ... Read More
The Ghana Chapter of the Open Forum for Agricultural Bio-technology (OFAB) has organised a day's forum to educate vegetable farmers on the Bio-safety Act.
OFAB is a sub-regional body mandated to promote the use of modern technology in crop production.
The forum held in Accra on Thursday attended by over 100 vegetable farmers from Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions.
A member of the National Bio-safety Committee, Dr Yaa Difie Osei the said the forum was to educate the farmers on the Act, ... Read More
The Right Reverend Abraham K. Ackah, Anglican Bishop of Sefwi-Wiawso, has appealed to all Ghanaians to show sincere and genuine commitment towards the peaceful conduct of the December 7 polls.
They need to act with responsibility to prevent confusion and needless tension before, during and after the elections.
Peace, he said, was priceless and that everything must be done by the church, political parties, traditional authorities and civil-society organizations to protect the nation's ... Read More
Ballot papers for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections for the December polls have been dispatched to the regions, ahead of the elections next week Friday.
The printing which started on Wednesday, November 7 ended yesterday amidst tight security and have been sent to the various constituencies.
The Director of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Department of the Electoral Commission, (EC) Hubert Akumiah disclosed this in an exclusive interview with the Ghanaian Times ... Read More
Mr. Anthony Kofi Bona, Atebubu-Amantin District Best Farmer for 2012 has observed that the use of weeding as a punishment in schools discouraged the youth from venturing into farming.
?Using weeding as a form of punishment in the basic and Senior High School (SHS) is negative and discourages teenagers and the youth to develop interest in farming,? he added.
Mr. Bona 39, also a teacher at Roman Catholic Primary School, Atebubu has therefore, appealed to the Ghana Education Service ... Read More
THEY may have played with the aplomb of veterans, but they lacked maturity and that was the bane of Danbort FC ? Nungua?s foremost Division One side.
Sweat merchant of Danbort, Jimmy Cobblah, told the Times Sports yesterday that he was aware of the team?s deficiency and was working vigorously to turn things around before the new season which commences next January.
?As you are already aware, we play some composed football that often draws some pretty patterns on the pitch, but we are ... Read More
The four Presidential candidates with representation in Parliament yesterday rounded off their final debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affair (IEA) ahead of the December 7, general elections.
It was a splendid performance from the candidates, incumbent President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Abu Sakara Forster of Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Hassan Ayariga, Peoples National Party (PNC) and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party ... Read More
The Global Evangelical Church of Nii Boi Town on Saturday laid a foundation stone in Accra for the commencement of a manse.
The parish pastor of the church, Reverend Kafui Aglago stated that the one storey building will serve as the missionary house of the church.
He said the manse would relieve the church of excessive spending on rent for the accommodation of pastors.
Reverend Aglago said the church, with its current membership of about 409, was established about 20 years ago.
He ... Read More
Fire yesterday engulfed Danex Pharmaceutical Company at the North Industrial Area in Accra destroying property running into millions of Ghana Cedis.
At the time of filling this report, the cause of the fire was unknown but firemen were still struggling to bring the blaze under control.
The fire, according to eye-witnesses, started at about 12:15pm at the company?s warehouse which swept through the various offices of the company of most which were filled with alcoholic substances and ... Read More