A media report that ?kenkey causes cancer? dented the national zeal some years back to draw attention to the fact that aflatoxins are silent killers.
The Food Research Institute (FRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) tried to create awareness about these toxins, but due to the inappropriate media report on the issue the efforts did not yield the desired results.
Aflatoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by fungi, which contaminate stored crops due to ... Read More
Lancaster University in collaboration with its partner, Trans National Education Limited (TNE) on Monday announced plans to open the first British Branch campus in Ghana.
The campus which will be one of its kind in West Africa would be known as Lancaster University Ghana and would be committed to produce graduates who have skills and knowledge to meet Ghana?s industrial, societal and governmental needs.
Speaking at a news conference in Accra, Mr Ravghav Lal, the Project Director of TNE ... Read More
Hearts of Oak captain Mahatma Otoo has overtaken Yahaya Mohamed at the summit of the scorers chart of 2012/2013 Premier League after 21 matches.
Otoo, netted his 11th goal of the season during his side?s 1-2 loss to AshantiGold at the weekend, leapfrogging Amidaus Professionals' midfielder, Mohamed who is on 10 goals and has gone blank in front of goal during the last five matches.
The Hearts of Oak skipper has been in great form scoring in almost every game since the second halve of the ... Read More
The Minister of State at the presidency in charge of Finance and Allied Institutions and Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, has attributed Ghana?s slow development and progress to the breakdown of discipline in its institutions.
According to him, people deliberately or ignorantly construe democracy as doing what pleases them and reiterated that any country or institution which bends its rules and regulations, to suit some class of people, cannot survive.
Mr. Kwetey ... Read More
Mr John Abdulai Jinapor, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum on Monday branded the ongoing national gas project as the panacea to the country?s economic success.
He said with the rising cost of crude oil, the country?s thermal installations depended on to generate power , significant gas resource would reduce the cost of producing electricity considerably and would thus place the country in a stead to maximize the gains of the resource to further its ... Read More
A Tax Expert, Mr. George Kwatia, has called for the issuance of Ghana Revenue Authority bonds to relieve the authority of the tax returns it owes companies.
Speaking in an interview with Times Business atÂ a mining training workshop organised by the Journalists for Business Advocacy, Mr Kwatia, Director of Tax Services PriceWaterHouseCoopers, said GRA owed companies huge sums of Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds to companies adding that the bonds could be used to offset VAT returns owed ... Read More
Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation to Ghana, Ms. Christina Daseking, has advised the government to initiate measures to reduce the current budget deficit and interest rates.
The growing budget deficit and high interest rates, she said, could stifle growth and erode the economic stability the country had achieved.
Addressing a press conference after discussions with government, Ms Daseking who is leading a six-member review team to the country, also cautioned ... Read More
Togbega Ga-busu VII, Paramount Chief of Gbi on Wednesday, appealed to the major players in the country?s democratic dispensation to sensi-tise their constituents to accept the outcome of the election petition at the Supreme Court.
He said the petition filed by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the ruling National DemocraticÂ Congress (NDC) is very sensitive, hence; the need for the Â traditional and religious authorities, political parties ,National Commission for Civic ... Read More
A former Minister in the past New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, Kwamena Bartels, has asserted that under the100 days of President John Dramani Mahama?s leadership,
Ghanaians have gone through unbridled hardship never experienced in the annals of the country?s political history.
?What has characterised President Mahama?s 100 days, I think we all know the numerous strike actions by teachers and doctors all over.
That is what has characterised his government, and it has not been a ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama has extended Ghana?s heartfelt condolences to the United Kingdom (UK) and bereaved family of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister.
A statement signed by Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Information and Media Relations and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday said the country joins the international community to mourn the former British Prime Minister.
?Ghana considers late Thatcher as one of the greatest ... Read More
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry on Thursday re-assured the private sector of Government?s commitment towards a holistic growth of the economy with the private entities playing pivotal role.
He said Government had started with the implementation of the Private Sector Development Strategy II (PSDS) which set out interventions to resolve some challenges facing the private sector.
The Minister made this known in an address read on his behalf during a breakfast meeting ... Read More
Ageing is inevitable. Everybody will become old and hit 70 years and except death lays its cold hands on the person he or she would experience old age.
There are so many problems pertaining to old age in Ghana. I mean people of 70 years and above.
The aged problem is everybody?s problem, but what do we see today in the Ghanaian society?
When I was a small boy, hardly would a young person see an old person carrying a load that he or she will not go and carry it for the older person. A ... Read More
Did the Ghana Football Association (GFA) slip up by appointing the full-of-beans goal-poacher Asamoah Gyan, as the substantive skipper of the Black Stars?
Some responded in the affirmative. Others said it was a move in the right direction.
Somehow, those who backed the FA move, are beginning to assert that Gyan?s own lack of self-belief and self-assurance has let him down, with the weight of the nation?s arm?s band also pushing the dagger ? even deeper.
The performance of the Al Ain top ... Read More
Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has set Thursday, April 18, 2013, as the new date for its much awaited demonstration against government.
The group agreed on the new date after several consultations with the police.
The ?mi eku? or ?we are dying? demonstration suffered several postponements after the police raised objections to the route the demonstrators wanted to use.
On Tuesday, the head of operations for AFAG, Abu Ramadan told the media that all was set for ... Read More
The National Democratic Congress says it is unfazed by the evidence provided in affidavits by petitioners in the election petition case which is before the Supreme Court.
Victor Kojogah Adawudu, a member of the NDC legal team, which is also the third respondent in the case, said the affidavits by the petitioners is nothing but a rehash of unfounded allegations in the earlier petition filed by Nana Akufo-Addo, flag-bearer of the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the NPP ... Read More
Mr. Moses Asaga has formally handed-over his position as Minister of Employment and Labour Relations to his successor, Nii Armah Ashietey, at a ceremony in Accra.
Mr. Asaga welcomed Nii Ashietey and urged him to stand firm to tackle the major issues facing the ministry including that of habitual lateness of staff members to work.
He said the Ghana Youth Employment Development Agency has been included in the minis-try?s portfolio and urged him to fight for its successful ... Read More
The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Accra, has established a campus in Lagos, Nigeria, Dr Osei K. Darkwa, the president, has disclosed.
He disclosed further that the university has introduced a new technology-oriented educational model, which provides new cutting-edge programmes in information technology and related areas.
The model is expected to reduce the burden of classroom work, such that courses could be divided into two with half being put online for the students to ... Read More
Gold Fields Limited says that it has lost around 14,000 ounces of production as a result of week-long industrial action at its 90 per cent-owned Tarkwa and Damang mines, in Ghana.
This came as striking employees returned to work on Monday evening and yesterday morning after Gold Fields? Ghanaian management and the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMU) reached a settlement on the issues that gave rise to the dispute.
Gold Fields Corporate Affairs Manager, Sven Lunsche told Mining Weekly Online ... Read More
Pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner with India?s second largest bank ICICI to make itself a hub for Indian investment into Africa, Ecobank?s CEO Thierry Tanoh has said.
The CEO told the Reuters Africa Investment summit that a similar alliance with South Africa?s Nedbank had helped it gain better access to markets in southern Africa.
?What we are trying to do is become the partner of choice when it comes to dealing ... Read More
Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, Ghana, has called for high level of financial management in private sector companies, saying that, it is needed to ensure improved access to credit from the banks.
According to him, although banks were willing to advance more credit to companies to aid business operations, they were often restrained by the risk posed by inadequate prudent financial management among Ghanaian companies.
?The banks are more than ready to support the growth ... Read More