Camara Mory, a 36-year-old Guinean national and herbalist, was on Tuesday remanded by a Takoradi Circuit Court ?B? for allegedly defrauding a businessman, Robert Obeng, of his GHÂ¢4,000 under the pretext of selling mobile phone accessories to him.
He pleaded not guilty and was remanded by the court to appear again on March 27.
Yves, a Cameroonian, who is jointly charged with him is on the run.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Seth Ahelegbe said on February 17, 2013, the accused persons who ... Read More
A number of houses have been torched in fresh clashes between Konkombas and Bimobas at Kpimali, a farming community near Nkpanduri in the Bunkprugu/Yonyoo district in the Northern Region.
The sporadic shooting brought the march past of students to mark the 56 Independence day celebration in the district to an abrupt end as security and government officials rushed to the scene.
A number of people were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries but no casualty was recorded.
The ... Read More
MR. Vincent Dzatse, a Ghanaian Times Castle photographer, was yesterday assaulted by some military policemen at the Independence Square, causing him injury and damaging his camera in the process.
Not even a plea by some national security men and journalists covering the Independence anniversary could stop the soldier (yet to be identified) from molesting the cameraman, who was duly accredited to cover the function.
But for the timely intervention of DSP Freeman Tettey of the Accra ... Read More
Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister for Energy, has urged West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) to ensure it adheres to the schedule date of resumption of operations of the gas pipeline.
According to him, the ever growing significance of gas supply to the region and the importance, which Ghana government attached to the project, made it imperative on WAPCo to do all it could to meet the target date.
The Minister made the call at a meeting with officials of WAPCo on Tuesday in Accra. ... Read More
President John Mahama has underlined the government?s resolve to ensure that the aspirations and hopes of the youth are met through Information Communication and Technology (ICT) led education and skills development in entrepreneurship.
Consequently, he said the distribution of laptops to schools would be expedited while employment generating ventures like the Jobs and Enterprise Centres would be established to absorb unemployed youth to enable them to establish and manage their own ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to play their roles meaningfully and responsibly to create an opportunity for the advancement and prosperity of Ghanaians.
He said: ?Governance is a shared responsibility, which every citizen needs to contribute his or her quota to enhance the development of democracy and good governance, irrespective of who you are, where you come from, who your parents are, and the religion and ethnic group you come from.?
President Mahama ... Read More
Mr Tegegnework Gettu, UNDP Assistant Secretary General and Director for the Regional Bureau for Africa, congratulating Ghana on her 56th Independence Day anniversary, has described the nation as a symbol of democratic stability in Africa.
He also commended Ghana?s progressive mainstreaming of gender issues and political participation of women in front line national politics, but noted that as African pacesetters, the nation should intensify efforts at broadening the scope for political ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday expressed condolence on the death of President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez that occurs in Caracas on March 5.
A statement issued in Accra by President Mahama said, ?on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana l extend deep condolences to the Government and people of Venezuela, especially the bereaved family.?
It said the late President Chavez would be remembered for dedicating himself to building a new society in ... Read More
The Ministry of The Interior has reminded the general public that Wednesday, March 6, 2013 which marks Ghana?s Independence Anniversary, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, the Sector Minister on ... Read More
THE government has been urged to waive duties on specific imported raw materials as is the case with Free Zone companies.
The move, if approved by the government will increase production and accelerate industrialisation.
The Association of Ghana Industries in its inputs into this year?s budget, to be presented to Parliament, argued that the current 10 per cent duty on raw materials renders Ghanaian manufacturers less competitive, both locally and internationally.
?The influx of cheap ... Read More
Winners of the 17th Ghana Journalists Association?s ( GJA)Â awards have been presented with their prizes.
Each award winner received the new Rlg Uhuru, a combination of a laptop and tablet device.
Presenting the prizes at a short ceremony last Friday, the GJA president, Mr. Ransford Tetteh was optimistic that the prizes would encourage the winner to work harder.
He expressed gratitude to organizations which contributed to the success of the 17th GJA awards and also to the minister of ... Read More
The chiefs of the Mo Traditional Area in the Kintampo North Municipality of Brong Ahafo have raised concerns about what they call their continue exclusion from government businesses.
According to the Chiefs, several requests on pertinent issues sent to the Brong Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), and which demanded prompt and urgent attention were never attended to.
The Gyaasehene of the Mo Traditional Area, Nana Tibarakala who spoke on behalf of the paramount chief, Nana Abobrim ... Read More
Michael Essien played the entire duration of the match for Real Madrid in their 2-1 win Spanish La Liga derby against Barcelona.
The Ghana international started the match at right-back before moving to the middle.
Last Tuesday, he was an 83rd minute substitute in the 3-1 victory at the Camp Nou in the return leg of the Copa del Rey.
Essien is gradually establishing himself at Real Madrid.
Karim Benzema gave Los Blancos an early lead but Lionel Messi levelled just over 10 minutes ... Read More
A businesswoman in the Tamale Metropolis has dragged the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Karaga, Mr. Sulemana Huseini Issah, to the Tamale Commercial Court for defrauding her of GHÂ¢28,300;00.
Madam Darmata Yakubu has accused the DCE for buying 500 pieces of mobile phones from her without paying.
According to documents from the court, made available to the Ghanaian Times, the DCE on March 2012, approached her for 500 pieces of mobiles phone totalling GHÂ¢27,500 which she supplied to him ... Read More
Eleven passengers lost their lives at Gomoa Simbrofo, near Apam in the Central Region when their vehicles crashed head-on.
The vehicles, a Hyudai Grace with registration number CR 885-11 was travelling from Apam to Kasoa whilst the Benz Splinter bus was on its way from Accra to Takoradi.
Seven of the fatalities occurred on the accident spot, two before arrival at the hospital and two others on Monday morning.
The accident came barely a week after a similar accident claimed the life of ... Read More
A late strike from Selorm Geraldo powered Liberty Professionals to a lone goal over Real Tamale United (RTU) in their Week 17 clash at the Sly Tetteh Stadium, Dansoman on Sunday.
Geraldo struck the match winner eight minutes from time after Reginald Asante had put him through, delivering a point-blank shot that ensured goalkeeper Andrew Abbey picked the ball from his net the first time.
Prior to that, the visitors had put in a performance which forced everyone to rethink about their ... Read More
The Council of Women Traditional Rulers (CWTR), a group comprising of female chiefs and queenmothers from all the ten regions of Ghana have called for the passage of a Legislative Instruments (L.I.) to incorporate women traditional rulers into the chieftaincy institution.
According to them, this would be in accordance with Article 277 of the 1992 constitution which defines chiefs to include queenmothers who are properly enstooled.
The President of CWTR, Mamaga Amega Kofi Bra I made the ... Read More
A heavy rainstorm which swept through the Yendi Municipality last Thursday destroyed over 500 houses and left hundreds of people homeless and in darkness.
Affected properties included the Gbewa Palace, six primary schools and one Junior High School, market stores as well as a canopy providing shelter for the military detachment at the Gbewa Palace were razed down by the storm.
The Yendi District Chief Executive, Issah Zakaria who visited affected homes after the disaster called for ... Read More
Five mourners including Reverend Father Kofi Yeboah of the Abura Dunkwa Catholic Church were burnt to death when a pick-up in which they were travelling from Enyan Aboyerem, caught fire after involving in an accident.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Seth Tay, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Police Commander, made this known to the Ghana News Agency at the weekend.
He said apart from Rev Fr Yeboah the rest of the dead have not been identified.
According to DSP Tay the deceased were ... Read More