The chiefs and people of Alavanyo and Nkonya at the weekend denounced in a joint statement further arms skirmishes in the area and pledged re-engagement towards peace to end their nine-decade old land dispute.
The statement came after a consultative forum facilitated by West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) under the auspices of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council and the security agencies.
It urged both sides to exercise restraint and avoid the phenomenon of revenge or ... Read More
Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined FIFA's anti-discrimination task force after meeting FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday to discuss racism in the sport.
The AC Milan player in January walked off the pitch in a friendly match with Pro Patria in protest at racist abuse, has joined FIFA's anti-discrimination task force.
"When I left the pitch against Pro Patria, I know it wasn't the right decision but at that moment I was very angry and very emotional," he told Blatter, according to a FIFA ... Read More
The Director of Police Operations, COP John Kudalor says a special operations mounted to rid Kumasi of criminals terrorizing residents has been successful.
The exercise is in response to a recent incident involving unidentified gunmen who rained terror on pedestrians around Abrepo Junction, Bantama and Kejetia by firing sporadic gunshots.
The gunmen also stole mobile phones, monies and other gadgets from nearby shops.
In a quick response to the incident, a police reinforcement led by ... Read More
Irate youth believed to be supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have since Friday locked up offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Savelugu district of the Northern region.
The youth, according to reports, are protesting the recruitment of people outside the area to work for the scheme.
Multi TV?s Northern regional correspondent, Hashmin Mohamed, who confirmed the news to Joy News, said when three scheme management personnel, who were not natives of ... Read More
Google Ghana is committed to assisting the Ghanaian media to make their online presence more relevant and generate additional revenue, Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Country Manager of Google has said.
?The media and journalists in particular are the main producers of content online and that is where our (Google) engagement is with the media, Mrs Akofio-Sowah said in a chat with executive members of the Network of Communication Reporters, Ghana, (NCR Ghana) in Accra.
She said the online department ... Read More
Mr Ransford Tetteh, President of the Ghana Journalists Association on Friday appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to adequately resource the Ghana News Agency for them to recapture their primary role as the main news distributor.
He said the National Wire Service organization had over the years gone through financial turbulence which had brought its performance from excellent to the lowest ebb.
Mr Tetteh made this appeal when a section of media associations called on President John ... Read More
Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive, has appealed to Ghanaians to give President John Dramani Mahama the space to perform the onerous task he owes Ghanaians.
The President owes a duty of improving the living conditions of the people.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Apam, Mr Aidoo-Mensah urged Ghanaians to exercise patience and allow the President time to fix the challenges confronting the nation.
The DCE appealed to the opposition parties, especially ... Read More
Alhaji Abudulai Issahaque, 83, former Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), died at the Wa regional hospital on Tuesday night after a short illness.
The late Issahaque was the NPP Regional Chairman since the formation of the party in 1992 until 2005 when he stepped down.
He is survived by three wives and 18 children.
According to a family source, the late Issahaque would be buried on Wednesday afternoon after Muslim ... Read More
he Minister of Education, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has appealed to teachers to accede to the directive by the National Labour Commission (NLC) and go back to the classroom.
She reminded them that examinations were also times for their work to be assessed and added that nothing would be gained if they had all their requests met at the expense of the future of children.
?Examinations themselves are anxious times for children and anything that makes them more anxious is not helpful,? ... Read More
School children in Tamale Metropolis on Thursday joined the rest of the world to mark this year?s International Day of the Forest.
Many of them told the Ghana News Agency that they are ready to support the national greening project by planting flowers and other forms of vegetation on their various campuses.
The Day is set aside to venerate, celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of the environment.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Land and Natural Resources warned that very ... Read More
The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) has launched a new programme called the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in higher education.
The Course is for lecturers and all other instructors in institutions of higher education.
Professor Linus Abraham, Rector of NAFTI said the educational field had become very competitive with several other inlets of knowledge.
He stated that students in present times, through access to facilities such as the internet and other ... Read More
Parliament has approved GHÂ¢9, 404,510,928 from the Consolidated Fund as the budget estimates of 26 public institutions for the fiscal year, with the health sector garnering the chunk of the amount.
Ministry of Health received GHÂ¢ 3,529,444,056, Ministry of Communications GHÂ¢56, 968,313, and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, GHÂ¢447, 495,901.
National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) received GHÂ¢8, 994,734 and National Labour Commission was allocated GHÂ¢2, ... Read More
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has demolished over 2000 unauthorised structures dotted along major streets within the municipality in an effort to beautify the regional capital.
Also pulled down during the exercise were all unauthorized bill boards, sign boards of various departments, ministries, NGO?s and other business enterprises.
Mr. Edward Ayagle, Municipal Chief Executive told The Ghanaian Times that the exercise was also aimed at ensuring that those intending to do business ... Read More
Developers have started encroaching on portions of the land belonging to the Central Regional Hospital, thereby threatening the future expansion of the hospital.
Some members and opinion leaders in the Abura Community, where the hospital is located, are believed to be selling the hospital?s land to the developers.
A number of buildings have sprung up at the site while others are at the foundation level.
The Medical Director of the Central Regional Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare in an ... Read More
Ghanaians referees have been assigned for this weekend?s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier involving DR Congo and Libya in Kinshasa.
The crunch Group I qualifier between the two top teams will take place on Sunday, March 24, at the 80-000 capacity Stade de Martyrs in the Congolese capital.
Information gathered by GNA Sports has it that experienced referee William Agbovi will be at the helm of affairs, assisted by Abdul Salif Malik and David Laryea with Cecil Fleischer serving as the fourth ... Read More
Some supporters of Kotoko have vented their spleen on head Coach, Mas-Ud "Didi" Dramani, accussing him of technical bankruptcy.
This was after the 'Porcupine Warriors' succumbed to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of city rivals, King Faisal, in their outstanding Glo-Premier League clash at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
The defeat, Kotoko's first in the 2012/13 season left most of the supporters livid, compelling Dramani, to be whisked away in a black Honda vehicle to prevent the ... Read More
The Sudan national team were left stunned with inhospitable reception upon their arrival in Accra.
The Sudanese delegation were left stranded at the Kotoka International Airport for well-over an hour with no official of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) present to welcome them.
Per the regulations, at least an official of the GFA was expected to be at the airport to facilitate the formalities for the arriving party, but it turned out to be the opposite, with no GFA official in sight for ... Read More
A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legal team, lawyer Kwame Akuffo says Justice Francis Kpegah is "a walking contradiction".
He said the retired Supreme Court Judge has no moral right to claim that Nana Akufo-Addo is not a lawyer when in fact "he [Kpegah] even after retirement calls himself a Supreme Court Judge".
Justice Kpegah has sued the NPP?s 2012 presidential candidate in the High Court for holding himself as a lawyer when in fact his checks at the General Legal Council prove ... Read More
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has advised players of the senior national team, Black Stars, to play their hearts out to qualify Ghana for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He has charged them to do everything to fly high the flag of the nation as they battle their Sudanese counterparts at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The Asantehene, who was receiving the Stars to his Manhyia Palace, counseled them to demonstrate high sense of discipline both on-and-off the field, and become ... Read More
Pro-opposition pressure group, Young Patriots, has accused former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Francis Yaonasu Kpegah of refusing to pay over GHÂ¢689,000 in rent and utility bills owed to the State.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, the group expressed its ?its disgust at the abuse and deliberate running down of a State Bungalow andÂ the refusal to pay rent by no less a person than a retired Supreme Court Judge, who ought to know better?.
The statement said: ?Ever since ... Read More