The General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John, has once again vented his spleen on the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea; asking him to be careful when dealing with him as the general secretary of the party.
Speaking on Hello FM on Friday, Sir John described Nana Akomea, the Communications Director of the NPP as a mere appointee of the party; whereas he was elected as the General ... Read More
A 31- year old- man who allegedly tried to snatch a taxi from a driver at knife point at Labadi in Accra has been arrested by the night Police patrol team.
The suspect, Patrick Kwame Adom, hired the taxi from VIP station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle to La Girls School together with an accomplice named Bismark who is on the run.
Adom and Bismark attacked Nana Kofi Ahyin, the taxi driver, at about 2130 hours on Monday, March 18.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Wilson Kudze told the Ghana ... Read More
Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, has announced in his Palm Sunday homily he will visit Brazil in July.
He will attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro, saying Mass on Copacabana beach and praying at the Christ the Redeemer statue.
The Pope spoke in St Peter's Square as Holy Week, the most important period in the Christian calendar, began.
Thousands of people waved olive branches and palm fronds in the crowd.
I will see you in that great city ... Read More
Pastor Samuel Kaku-Mensah, Overseer of the Choice Victory Church, on Sunday urged Christians to trust in Jesus to enable him turn around the country and their personal affairs.
He made the call during a service to mark this year?s Palm Sunday at Takoradi.
Pastor Kaku-Mensah said Jesus is the ?Unchangeable changer? who will be able to take the country to a higher level and bring remarkable changes in the lives of those burdened by problems.
He said Jesus does not take anybody into a life ... Read More
Palm Sunday was observed yesterday in many churches throughout the country.
The occasion marked the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to begin his journey to death.
The worshippers held palm fronts and danced, proclaiming Christ as the saviour of mankind.
At the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Odorkor in Accra, Reverend Fr. Mark Nana Yaw Asare, the Assistant Parish Priest, urged Christians to remain steadfast in the Lord during the Holy Week.
He admonished them not to ... Read More
Parliament has approved GHÂ¢480 million as the annual budget estimates for two ministries to finance their activities for the year.
The House approved GHÂ¢292,479,722 for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and GHÂ¢187,086,535 for the Ministry of Transport.
Prior to the approval, the budget estimates of the two ministries for the 2013 fiscal year were thoroughly scrutinised by the Committees on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, and Roads and Transport respectively.
The two committees ... Read More
THE General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, maintains that his claim that government is behind the accident of its 2012 vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the party?s position.
Mr. Afriyie also known as Sir John, stated unequivocally that comments by some members of the party that his allegation pertaining to the near fatal accident of the vice presidential candidate was not the NPP?s position, should be disregarded.
?I am the General ... Read More
The Office of the President on Monday expressed concern about the manner in which vehicles belonging to various security agencies drive through traffic during the period of congestion especially in Accra.
A statement signed by Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and Media Relations and copied to the Ghana News Agency, cautioned drivers of vehicles belonging to security agencies including private security companies to follow normal traffic regulations ?except and unless during cases of ... Read More
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for the Interior, yesterday entreated the Ghana Navy and the Marine Police Unit to team up and combat maritime crime and protect the country?s oil and gas installations.
This, he said, would go a long way to curb any threat posed by criminals and pirates to the petroleum industry and ensure the peace, harmony and integrity of the country?s territorial waters.
Mr Ahwoi made these remarks in a keynote address delivered at the official ground-breaking ceremony for the ... Read More
THE 1992 Constitution empowers the President, in consultation with the Council of State, to appoint Directors and others to serve on the Boards of State-Owned Enterprises (SOES).
The principal role of these board members is to control the excesses of Chief Executives and Managing Directors of the SOEs, to ensure that they conform to the administrative practices of their respective institution.
Besides that, the Boards of Directors are expected to assess issues in their totality and offer ... Read More
The Netherland Initiative for Capacity Building in Higher Education (NICHE) has presented two buses to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS).
Madam Helen Bernot Ullero, Senior Programme Administrator of the NICHE, made the presentation and stated that the vehicles are to ensure the success of the capacity building project the NICHE is implementing in the school.
The UDS, in collaboration with the NICHE and the Dutch government, ... Read More
GLICO GENERAL, a leading company in the general insurance sector, has reviewed its operations for the 2012 financial year, showing remarkable performance, especially in the payment of claims to its numerous clients.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Kwame Achampong-Kyei, Glico General paid claims to GHÂ¢ 4,142,340, covering motor, fire, marine, engineering and general accident. This marks a 62 per cent increase over the 2011 claims figure of GHÂ¢ 2,609, 592.53.
Some ... Read More
The Chairman of Antrak Ghana, Alhaji Asoma Banda has called for the expansion of the Tema Port to accommodate the growing number of cargoes being handled at the port.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Times Â after a cocktail in Accra Â in honour of Mr Jason Reynard, Â the outgoing countryÂ Managing Director of Bollore Africa Logistics Ghana Limited(BALGL), Alhaji Banda said one of the biggest challenges facing the shipping industry is the inadequate space to accommodate the increasingÂ cargoes at the ... Read More
Ghana has targeted the private sector for a bigger role in its drive to overhaul the country?s infrastructure and improve its services, according to the country?s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Hannah Tetteh.
Ms.Tetteh told the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) that public, private partnerships (PPP) with both Ghanaian and foreign partners could pave the way for the country to expand its energy infrastructure, which was crucial for facilitating ... Read More
Emmanuel Frimpong made his first appearance for Ghana in their 4-0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Sudan in Kumasi and he was excited to finally pull on the national shirt.
Frimpong represented England at Under 16 and Under 17 levels before switching rationality to make his Ghana bow on Sunday.
He put in an assured performance in his first display for the Black Stars.
?It?s a fantastic opportunity for me. I made my feeling clear I wanted to play for Ghana and the coach gave me ... Read More
Ghana?s Black Stars squeezed four unanswered goals past Sudan in a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The win puts the Stars in a good position to making a third successive World Cup appearance at the event billed for Brazil next year. Ghana took advantage of a sloppy marking at the right flank, broke the deadlock the 19th minute through Asamoah Gyan.
Gyan, had the easiest of tasks to tap in John Boye?s header after the defender intercepted a ... Read More
A third suspect allegedly involved in the exportation of the 1,500kg of gold to Turkey on Friday has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Joseph Kwame Donkor, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Chairman for Agona West has been charged with two counts of abetment.
Donkor is accused of assisting Peter Kofi Bedzra to export gold to Turkey.
He has denied the charges and the court, presided over by Mrs Patience Tetteh Mills granted him to bail in the sum of GHÂ¢100,000 with two ... Read More
A 23-year-old man believed to be the main suspect in the murder of a 13-year-old Kwasi Opoku Yeboah, at Abuakwa in Kumasi on March 11, has been arrested by the police.
Abraham Akwasi Agyei, the suspect is said to be a nephew of the deceased pastor, Johnson Opoku, who was head of the King Jesus Anointing Ministry at Asuoyeboah.
The arrest of Agyei brings to five, the number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder.
Those arrested earlier and are in prison custody are Kwadwo ... Read More
A 30-year-old Nkonya man has been shot and injured in the ongoing Nkonya-Alavanyo conflict in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
Kofi Donkor is currently receiving treatment at the Margaret Marquart Hospital Kpando.
The shooting was a reprisal attack by the Alavanyo?s to avenge the killing of their warlord on Thursday March 21, 2013.Â
The Warlord, Koku Teyi, was reportedly shot in the chest at his home but died on reaching the Margaret Marquart Hospital at Kpando.Â Â
The ... Read More
Mr Christian Owusu-Perry, Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission (EC), on Friday played down media reports of a fire outbreak at the IT section of the Commission.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra, he denied that the section was razed by the fire.
"Let me say that it was just a spark that started in an air conditioner, but the security personnel rose to the occasion to bring the situation under control.
?In fact it is not our main IT office, ... Read More