The Supreme Court has granted an application filed by former Attorney-General Martin Amidu seeking an order to stop judgment debt payment to Spanish firm, Isofoton.
The highest court of the land also stayed all proceedings concerning the case at the lower courts.
The former Attorney-General applied to the Supreme Court after his successor's application for a stay of execution was thrown out by the Fast-Track High Court last year.
Trial judge, Justice Ernest Obimpeh, who presided over ... Read More
Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, will from next week join police/military night patrol team in a determined move clamp down on criminal gangs in the region.
Though the move may sound odd, Mr. Sarpong believes it will enable him better acquaint himself with the security situation at first hand.
He indicates with his security background, he will be more informed on the field than sitting in the office to wait for situational reports.
In an exclusive interview with Nhyira Fm?s ... Read More
Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe, Amissah-Arthur has given the assurance that some major steps have been put in place to deal with the current energy situation when the Bui Dam commences operation next month.
This, the Vice President said will ease the current power shortage to industries as a result of the power crisis.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur gave the assurance when he met the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Foundation at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
He said ... Read More
The Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group, parent company of Stanbic Ghana, Jacko Maree, has resigned after 13 years at the helm of Africa's biggest bank.
The 57-year-old would be replaced jointly by Sim Tshabalala, the head of its South African operations, and Ben Kruger, who runs its investment banking division.
The board had expressed its deepest appreciation to Mr. Maree for his substantial contribution to Standard Bank over a career of more than 32 years.
Under his leadership, ... Read More
The Director of Public Affairs at the Police Headquarters, DSP Cephas Arthur has told host of Okay FM?s "Ade Akye Abia" programme, Kwame Nkrumah ?Tikese? that since the laws of Ghana forbid people to smoke marijuana if not prescribed by a medical doctor, the police force would deal ruthlessly with any person caught smoking the item.
Grammy Award winning artiste, Chris Brown, came under a salvo of criticisms after he dented his impressive performance at the Hope City Concert last Tuesday night ... Read More
MS. Elizabeth Bagabaseh and Master George Darko became winners in this year?s tennis President Cup organized by the Ghana Tennis Association (GTA) with support from TXT Ghana Limited at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday.
Elizabeth played against Francisca Nyarko in the women?s final and won 6-2, 6-1. She received a trophy and a cash prize of GHÂ¢400 while Francisca also received a cash prize of GHÂ¢300.
The men?s finals saw two of the country?s highly-rated players, George Darko and ... Read More
THE Black Satellites stepped up their preparations for the 2013 African Youth Championship with a morale-boosting 3-2 victory over the Youth team of Seria B side Novara in Italy.
The Satellites scored through striker Ebenezer Assafuah, Emmanuel Gyamfi before an own goal by the Italians gave the Satellites the win.
The test game wrapped up the Black Satellites' five-day tour of Italy and the team has now traveled to Spain to continue with their European tour.
It will be recalled that the ... Read More
Akuka fended off stiff competition from Julius Nyerere of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to finish with only 4:00mins on the clock, leaving his closest challenger in a time of 4mins 2 seconds, while Stephen Andrews of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) finished in a time of 4mins 12 secs.
The University of Ghana?s Elizabeth Opoku failed to emulate Akuka?s example as she failed to beat Esther Adwubi of UEW who crossed the finishing line in a time 5 mins 01 secs to win the women ... Read More
The Board of the Ghana Trade Fair Company (GTFC) has submitted proposals to the Ministry of Trade and Industry for redevelopment of the Trade Fair site in Accra under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement.
The first phase of the redevelopment exercise is expected to cost an estimated US$1.1billion.
?[We plan on] redeveloping the whole Trade Fair site. We asked an Irish company to [undertake the feasibility] study for us and recommend what can be done. They completed the study as ... Read More
The Volta River Authority (VRA) says the current power crisis is expected to end in the middle of the year but says the sure-fire solution to blackouts in Ghana is an ?immediate tariff adjustment?.
Officials of the authority made the proposal during a presentation to a Parliamentary Select Committee on Energy.
Thursday?s meeting, which involved Gridco and the ECG, was behind closed doors and was to inform the MPs on the state of Ghana?s energy crisis.
The country is undergoing a severe ... Read More
Four head teachers of basic public school have been demoted by the Bole District Directorate of Education for various acts of impropriety.
The school heads were sanctioned for absenteeism, lateness and failing to sanction their subordinates who engaged in similar practices.
The Bole District Director of Education, Madam Leocadia Zakpala who failed to disclose the names of the affected heads added that her outfit had also caused the suspension of salaries some teachers who abandoned classes ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday hinted that names of all nominated Deputy Ministers would be released for vetting and approval by Parliament by the end of this week.
He said although all the names were ready, consultations were still being carried out with the substantive Ministers and could be ready by weekend.
President Mahama gave this hint when swore-in three Regional Ministers at the Flagstaff House, Kanda.
The Regional Ministers were; Mr Julius Debrah, Eastern Region, Ms ... Read More
Ghana and Young Boys striker, Samuel Afum, will be on the treatment room for the next three weeks, AllSports has confirmed.
The former Hearts of Oak striker suffered a knock in his second game for his new club, against ZÃ¼rich on February 23, which they lost away 4-0, but he soldiered on through the game.
FC Zurich?s Albanian defender Berat Djimsiti stamped his foot into the 22-year-old?s thigh in the 7th minute.
The former Smouha SC man braced the pain and went on to play 70 minutes in ... Read More
The Board of Directors of Accra Hearts of Oak was expected to meet on Thursday to decide on the vacant position of Chief Executive of the club, after Fred Crentsil refused to continue after the expiration of his contract at the end of last season.
The meeting will draft the criteria for the selection of the new administrative head and also open applications from interested candidates.
As is usually the case, some names have been thrown in the fray as candidates for the job. Former chairman ... Read More
Liberty Professionals captain Daniel Nii Agyei thinks that the scientific soccer lads have ?everything? needed to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
The Dansoman-based side currently sit 9th on the league table, eight points behind leaders Medeama.
However, the Black Stars glovesman believes his side can overtake their opponents to finish in the top-four.
?I?m really confident because we have everything to finish in the top four,? he told Happy FM in Accra.
?At the moment ... Read More
Ghana President John Mahama is one of the top personalities expected to attend next weekend?s burial of the mother of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.
Cecilia Love Amoako died in November last year in a car crash in Accra.
The deceased mother of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, will be buried at her hometown in Mamponteng on Saturday March 16, 2013.
She will however be laid in state at her Gbawe residence from Friday March 15 before a traditional sending off the following morning.
It is ... Read More
The mother of former African and World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Weah has died in Accra aged 64.
Anna Weah was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Wednesday.
GHANASoccernet.com sources say the mother of the AC Milan legend had kidney problems.
She has been living in Ghana for the past 16 ... Read More
Ghana?s candidate for the position of Director General of the World Trade Organization, Alan Kyeremanten was at the seat of the Presidency on Thursday March 7, 2013 to meet President John Mahama who has been lobbying for him at all his international engagements.
Information is sketchy about the agenda for the meeting between the two but XYZ News sources at the Flagstaff House said Mr Kyeremanten?s presence had something to do with his quest to become the DG of the WTO.
Mr Kyeremanten is ... Read More
A five-day workshop to develop strategies for tests in Reading and Mathematics assessment, at early childhood for the primary level, has been held in Accra.
It was run jointly by the Ghana Testing Programme (GTP) and the Ghana Education Service (GES), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.
The workshop brought together experts from the universities and the institutions to brainstorm on the tests, how they should be conducted and when, as well as provide ... Read More
Africa?s farmers and agri-businesses can create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they are able to expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, a new World Bank report has said.
The report called on African governments to work side-by-side with agri-businesses to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.
According to the report dubbed: ?Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of ... Read More