The police administration has promoted General Constable Nester Aneateba to the rank of a full Corporal.
This is in compliance to a directive by President John Mahama.
The president issued the directive following what was described as the ?display of exemplary bravado? by Nester Aneateba ?in rescuing 14 victims trapped after the collapse of the Achimota Melcom Building in Accra.?
The 27 year old who was part of the police personnel deployed for the rescue mission entered the wreckage of ... Read More
Four out of the six parliamentary candidates contesting Sunyani East Constituency seat on Thursday pledged their commitment to promote and maintain peace despite their political differences to ensure peaceful Election 2012.
They are Mr Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh 46, a lawyer and incumbent New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament, Mr Philip Awuah 59, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sampson Sampana Alanyina 38, People?s National Convention and Mrs Vivian Tetteh, Progressive Peoples ... Read More
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has appealed to the leadership of the political parties to demonstrate genuine commitment to peace through tolerance, integrity and fair play.
He said the parties should not hesitate to publicly condemn deviant acts by their supporters.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu made the appeal when he received the presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to his Manhyia Palace, in Kumasi on ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday visited former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on his sick bed at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The former Vice President was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital last Saturday? not long after he had been discharged from the same hospital.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama is currently receiving care at the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital but family members say he is in a stable condition.
President John Mahama received a barrage of criticisms ... Read More
ATHLETES have began pouring in for the 17th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) inter university cross country on-going at the athletics oval of the University of Ghana Legon.
The route mainly on the campus of the host University will have athletes running through the principal streets of Legon campus.
Sponsored by Promasidor Ghana Limited, producers of Cowbell Milk, this year?s event has all seven public universities including University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah ... Read More
The election of the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, his vice and five other members to represent the House at the National House of Chiefs was yesterday put on hold following two suits of injunction filed at the Supreme Court in Accra and the High Court here against two of their members.
In the first suit,the Omanhene of Eastern Nzema,Awulae Amihere Kpanyili 11, has filed an order for interlocutory injunction against Mr Joseph Ackah,who, he claimed styled himself as ... Read More
The Council of Elders of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has debunked the perception that although it?s presidential candidate, Dr Abu Sakara Forster is a good material, the political party on whose ticket he is seeking the election is weak.
?The National Council of Elders would like to affirm that the CPP can never be said to be weak; safe in the minds of those who have refused to see the realities?.
George A. Garbrah, the Council?s secretary asserted at a press conference in Accra, ... Read More
The owner of the collapsed Melcom shop building at Achimota on Wednesday has turned himself in to Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Nana Kwesi Boadu reported himself to the national investigative body Friday morning after the authorities indicated he was wanted for questioning.
Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa confirmed this to Joy News.
He said the suspect had a lot of questions to answer and that he would not be surprised if Nana Boadu is detained for a long ... Read More
By Times Reporters
The management of the national economy dominated the lively debate among the four Vice Presidential running mates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Convention People?s Party (CPP) and People?s National Convention (PNC), held in Takoradi in the Western region yesterday.
The four parties have representation in the current parliament, a requirement to participate in the debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
With ... Read More
The eight Presidential candidates certified by the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the general elections in December have all pledged to work together to uphold and sustain the country?s peace during and after the elections.
They also pledged to carry out their activities in a manner that would not undermine the electoral process and the stability of the nation.
The flagbearers gave the assurance through their representatives at an interactive forum, organised by the EC in Accra, ... Read More
A chieftaincy dispute at Akyem Maase in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region has led the mortal remains of Opanin Kwasi Marfo,Abakomahene of the town remained in the Akyem Tafo government hospital morgue for the past ten years.
Narrating the facts of the case to the Times, the Ekuonahene of Maase, Nana Twum Antwi II, the late Opanin Kwasi Marfo ruled the town from the 1960s and for about 40 years remained the Abakomahene from the Atatentia Royal family.
He said Opanin Marfo ... Read More
The Ghana Cocoa Board, (COCOBOD), has supplied 20 million hybrid cocoa seedlings free of charge to cocoa farmers throughout the country, this year.
Â Â Â Â Â Mr Francis Antwi Adjei, Eastern Regional Manager of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD) Control Unit (CU), who disclosed this,Â said 3.6 million of the seedlings were distributed to farmers in the Eastern Region whose cocoa farms had been infected by the disease, and those whose farms were more than 30 years, for ... Read More
An Oncologist Consultant at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Verna Vanderpuje has strongly advocated that the state should provide free medical care for children suffering from cancer.
Dr. Vanderpuje noted that currently, there was no policy for children suffering cancer, to access full treatment free of charge which she described as worrying.
The Oncologist stated that ?the nation is not paying attention to cancer in children?.
She was interacting with journalists at Aburi in the ... Read More
The Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency, has engaged 45779 persons in various modules projects as at June, Mrs Alberta Kwarko of Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare has said in Accra.
She said the modules include the Information Communication Technology, Youth in Agriculture and Youth in Road Maintenance.
Mrs Kwarko made this known on Tuesday when she made a presentation on: ?Finding Solutions to the Graduate Unemployment Challenge: The role of ... Read More
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Samuel Sarpong has cautioned foreign businesses from violating Ghana?s trade rules by venturing into the retail sector.
He said the retail sector was a preserve for Ghanaians and should not be taken over by foreigners.
Mr. Sarpong in a speech read on his behalf in Kumasi over the weekend by Nana Opoku Ababio, Director of Administration of the KMA at the opening of a new PZ Cussons? Coolworld Electrical Retail Shop ... Read More
A Cross-section of Ghanaians have expressed their views on the performance of the four vice-presidential candidates with representation in parliament at the debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank in Takoradi.
Some residents who spoke to the Ghana News Agency in Takoradi said the candidates were not proposing pragmatic solutions to the questions posed to them by the moderators.
Some were of the view that most of the answers provided by the ... Read More
As the political parties are engaged the fight for votes, a Catholic Priest has counselled the electorate to be more discerning and cast their ballot based on their conscience.
The Reverend Father Dr Patrick Osei-Poku, Parish Priest of the Saint Benedict Catholic Church at Kotei, Kumasi, said they should be careful to avoid making any wrong choices on December 7 and urged voters to subject the election promises of political parties to scrutiny.
He said this when addressing a durbar ... Read More
The chairman of the National Peace Council, the Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, has said the youth should regard the nation as their legacy and should not allow themselves to be used by selfish politicians to destabilize it.
He said the youth should be ?bold enough to say no to violence and injustice, for Ghana is the only country that we belong to and live in?.
The Most Rev. Professor Asante, who is also the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, said this at Winneba on ... Read More
Starbow Airlines, a domestic and regional airline would commence flights from Accra to Abidjan on Thursday November 8th, 2012.
The airline would fly five times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Sundays, leaving Accra for Abidjan at 1730 hours and departing Abidjan to Accra at 1930 hours on all scheduled days, with the aim of having twice daily flights eventually.
Dr. Brock Friesen, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Starbow made the announcement at a press conference in ... Read More
The Regional Institute of Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, is to organize a High National Level Policy Dialogue on Coastal Climate Change Risks in Urban Areas in Accra on November 8, 2012.
The dialogue is under the theme: ?A Climate Change Risk Communication Framework for Coastal Urban Development Policy,? aims at promoting the use of climate change risks factors as basis for integrating climate compatible developments and policy processes within Ghana?s coastal zones.
A ... Read More