The Asante-Mampong Government Hospital has been thrown into shock, disbelief and grief over the gruesome murder of a 24- year-old nurse at the facility by her boyfriend.
The deceased, Ivy Awuah, was reportedly stabbed several times in the abdomen by her lover, known only as Ike, who later committed suicide by hanging.
The unnerving incident happened at about 0900 hours on Sunday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Abudulai Iddrisu, the Asante-Mampong Municipal Commander, confirmed this to ... Read More
The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere has urged the media to provide equal coverage to all the political parties in the run-up December poll.
He also charged them, to provide accurate reportage to ensure peaceful, free and fair 2012 election.
?You are the eagle eye of the electorate and any false information can mar the successful conduct of the electoral process and plunge the nation into chaos? he said
Mr Blay-Amihere said this yesterday, during ... Read More
The embattled flag-bearer of the New Vision Party, Prophet Daniel Nkansah, has mounted a legal action to stop the Electoral Commission (EC) from taking any further step towards
the December presidential elections.
Prophet Nkansah is specifically seeking an order to restrain the EC from printing the presidential ballot papers for the upcoming presidential elections until the determination of his suit against the EC over his disqualification to contest in the elections.
The Electoral ... Read More
Two Military Officers Corporal Opoku Amankwaah No.191855, Lance Corporal Adu Owusu Prince No. 193197 together with George Dumanya a civilian last Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for alleged robbery and kidnapping.
They pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
The Prosecutor Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Patrick Morkeh told the court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri that the complainants Lawrence Obine and Prince Nicholas Atanaga are Nigerian Nationals, reside at ... Read More
Professor Joseph Bediako Asare, former Chief Psychiatrist of the Ministry of Health, has said about 725,000 Ghanaians are suffering from severe mental disorders.
Another group of 2,410 are also suffering from mild or moderate forms of mental disorder, Prof Asare stated at the presentation of a Mental Health Survey report in Accra.
He said the survey discovered that the current funding for Mental Health Services in Ghana was in inadequate, whilst most services were provided only through the ... Read More
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills of the mega church Lighthouse Chapel International says the only reason Ghanaians should exercise their democratic rights to change a government is to prevent one party from staying in power too long and becoming overly corrupt, but essentially both NPP and NDC are the same.
He was preaching at a special thanksgiving service to mark the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Ghana Medical School, of which he is an alumnus.
Bishop Heward-Mills noted that ... Read More
The Ashaiman Divisional Police Command on Tuesday embarked on a special exercise to check the illegal activities of motor riders within the municipality.
The exercise, which was organised in conjunction with the Buffalo Unit of the Tema Regional Motor, Traffic and Transport Unit was code named, ?Enough is enough?.
The operation targeted the Ashaiman Traffic Light, Community 22, the Ashaiman Market and Tema Community Nine.
A statement issued by Chief Superintendent of Police Â (CSP) David ... Read More
Out of the fifty economies making the most strides in business regulation for domestic firms since 2005, seventeen are in Sub-Saharan Africa, the latest report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank has revealed.Â
According to the 10th edition of the Global Doing Business Report African economies that had seen marked improvement are Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Angola, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, CÃ´te d ... Read More
The Tema Community eight Park was brought to light as the Veteran Players from SOS and a selected side from some schools in Tema thrilled baseball lovers to an exciting game over the weekend.
The selected side includes the Celestial School Complex, St. Paul?s Methodist School and Tema Community nine Baseball teams.
It ended in favor of the host, the veterans who managed to record six runs as against the two runs obtained by the visiting selected team.
After two of the expected distance ... Read More
Abokobi, capital of the Ga East Municipality in the Greater Accra Region is the venue for the 2012 National Farmers? Day Celebrations slated for Friday November 2, 2012.
Traditionally, the day is commemorated on the first Friday of December every year but this year?s have been brought forward to November because December 7, 2012 coincides with the 2012 general election.
According to the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi, the theme for this year?s National Farmers? Day ... Read More
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has admitted 3,892 students from the Southern Sector, to its Institute of Distance Learning in Accra.
Of the number, 1,628 of them would pursue postgraduate courses while 2,264 would offer various undergraduates courses.
The students were from Volta, Eastern, Western, Central and Greater Accra Regions, which form the Southern Sector of the Institute.
In a speech read for him at the matriculation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor ... Read More
The Asutifi District Girl Education Officer, Mrs Kyei Abrafi, has disclosed that 30 pregnant girls in the Brong-Ahafo Region sat for this year?s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE),
Of the number, 19 of them and a nursing mother, were from the Asutifi District.
Speaking at the International Rural Women?s Day celebration at Obengkrom in the district, Mrs Abrafi disclosed further that a survey conducted in nine schools in the region last year, revealed that 30 pupils, including ... Read More
The Ho Municipal Assembly has handed over a new six-unit classroom block to the chiefs and people of Ziavi Adukofe, in the Ho municipality.
The facility contains a store, an office and a common room for the teachers, and was funded by the GETFund.
The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Kodobise, expressed the Assembly?s preparedness to improve educational infrastructure in the municipality.
He disclosed that the Assembly has removed more than 50 ?schools under trees? in Ho alone, ... Read More
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will from the next academic year blacklist registered private hostels which fail to provide adequate security for students living in them or guarantee their safety, Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor has hinted.
Owing to the seemingly intractable problem of inadequate accommodation facilities on campus, a sizeable percentage of the University?s student population currently live off-campus in a large portfolio of ... Read More
The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is collaborating with the Apollo Hospital of India to train local medical personnel and also offer treatment to patients at affordable cost.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Nii Otu Nartey, disclosed this in Accra on Thursday when a medical team from the Apollo hospital paid a courtesy call on him to familiarise themselves with operations of the hospital.
They team later visited the Surgical, Medical and the Renal ... Read More
The Institute of Accountancy Training at Asylum Down in Accra has held its 25th matriculation at which 146 students were admitted to pursue various courses, in the 2012/2013 academic year.
Addressing the ceremony last Thursday, the Principal of the institute, Mr. Theophilus Hanson, said the institute ?is one of the human resource development arms of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, committed to providing financial and administrative management training and education for the ... Read More
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has impounded 79 smuggled vehicles in the region.
Mr Seth Tetteh, Collector at the Patrol Unit of the Command who announced this at Abesim last Thursday, said preliminary investigations indicated that the vehicles were smuggled into the country and most of them had been fraudulently registered.
Speaking at a Tax Seminar organised by the Division for importers, traders, manufacturers and ... Read More
The Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, yesterday moved to the Flagstaff House in Accra to use as his office.
The Vice President?s relocation from the State House where he has been operating since taking office in August, follows an approval by the National Security apparatus.
The approval came after National Security addressed security inadequacies in and around the palace, in addition to fixing some structural defects on the building.
Christened the Jubilee House by the former ... Read More
Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi
Money collected from an appeal for funds at a praise worship held at the Wesley Cathedral Methodist Church at Adum last Friday could not be found after the service.
The total amount realized miraculously vanished in the church.
The problem was deepened when a pastor decided to perform a ritual to find out who among the congregation took the money.
A reliable source told the ?Times? that the unspecified amount was in a polythene bag and deposited under a high ... Read More
DISCIPLINARY proceedings have been opened against three clubs, players, team officials and fans for their actions during and after match-day-3 in the Glo Premier League.
The Disciplinary Committee will commence proceedings against Asante Kotoko, Wa All Stars and Real Tamale on Friday, November 2, at 14:00 GMT.
Three players of Kotoko Soulama Abdoulaye, Kwabena Adusei and Ransford Osei, RTU's CEO Abu Nurudeen and Yunus Papa, a masseur of Wa All Stars, have all been charged for improper ... Read More