President John Mahama yesterday assured Ghanaians that he would be President of all when the electorate retained him in power during the upcoming elections.
?I will be the President of all and hold high the flag of Ghana,? he said when he took his turn at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Encounter with Presidential Candidates in Accra last night.
The President who is the first sitting president to participate in the encounter, outlined a number of key policy issues that an NDC ... Read More
Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, former Eastern Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been elected as the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP.
He polled 366 votes to beat Lawyer Seth Wiafe Danquah who had 116 votes at the primaries held on Sunday.
Mr Annoh-Dompreh in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the election, said when given the nod he would ensure that all children of school-going age are enrolled to support the free SHS vision of the ... Read More
This year?s Christ Cares Ministries International (CCMI) Convention designed to stir-up "life-force" of participants, is slated for 22nd to 28th October 2012.
The convention christened "Greater Heights (GH)" is a major programme on the calendar of the Church that had been celebrated by Christians from all walks of life.
Year after year, there had been an overwhelming testimonies flowing out of the Convention.
This year?s convention will honour God?s anointed man Dr. Nana ... Read More
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday at the close of filing of nomination for December Presidential and Parliamentary polls cleared eight Presidential Candidates, whilst three parties and one Independent candidate were disqualified.
The Presidential Candidates for the seven parties were; President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Convention People's Party's (CPP) Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster and ... Read More
To prevent cases of pregnant mad women on the streets living in the society with no clue as to the men who impregnated them,, the Divisional Coordinator for the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Ashaiman,ASP Jennifer Bolah has called for public vigilance.
She noted that the issue which is an age long challenge is heartbreaking and needs the cooperation of all stakeholders as the Police alone could not be everywhere to monitor all happenings.
This follows a publication ... Read More
Junior Nurses and Midwives Group (JNMG) yesterday declared a nationwide strike for what they describe as government inability to respond appropriately to their demands.
The decision to goal strike action followed the interrupt of their planned demonstration by the police at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
Despite the ministry?s decision for a renegotiation today to resolve their grievances, the group still insists on an indefinite strike.
Over 4,000 nurses across the country are ... Read More
Forty- three students who have successfully completed a four-week professional certificate training course in Radio /Television Presentation, Broadcasting, and Communication studies received their certificates. Out of the number, 21 were women and rests were men.
Radio and Television presentation is one of the most important aspects of journalism which sends massages across the world by using your voice to communicate effectively and needs to be respected. ?Due to this, presenters must be ... Read More
The famous Paga crocodile pond in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East region has been given a major face-lift to boost tourism in the region.
The project executed by the ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at a cost of GHÂ¢390,000.00 included the refurbishment of four chalets, fenced walls and walk-ways.
The Paga crocodile pond, one of the leading tourism attraction sites in the country records an average of 100,000 tourists annually.
Mr Samuel Ofosu ... Read More
The Tema East constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed to annex the parliamentary seat from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which the latter has guarded jealously for the past 16 years.
The NDC won the maiden parliamentary election in the constituency in 1992, the tenure that ushered in the Fourth Republican Constitution, but lost it to the NPP in subsequent elections.
Robert Kempes Ofosuware, NDC parliamentary candidate for Tema East and Tema Metropolitan Chief ... Read More
A soldier attached to the Airforce StationÂ in Takoradi, Flight Sergeant Henry Napier Pallon, who told the ex wife?s uncle, Ex- Chief Petty Officer [CPO] Roland Addo that he will see blood and later ended up wounding the retired naval officer last week, is being sought by the police to assist in their investigations.
Flt. Sgt Pallon, according to the police, is alleged to have wounded and bit the thumb of Addo during a fight at Abuesi in the Shama district of the Western Region.
In an ... Read More
The Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (N.D.C), Mr. Alfred Kwame Agbesi has submitted his forms to the Electoral Commission here to contest for the seat again.
After he had been declared by the Returning Officer, Mr. Alfred Tetteh as qualified, Mr. Agbesi said he expects the elections to be free and fair and called on other contestants to help in making it violence free.
?This is not a war and so there is no need for an ... Read More
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has celebrated the 43rd World Standards Day in Accra with a call on the public to participate actively in standardization.
Each year on October 14, members of International Organisation for Standarsation (ISO), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates. World Standards Day to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of experts who develop the voluntary agreements that are published as ... Read More
Six pupils from four communities within Newmont Ghana?s operational areas in the Brong-Ahafo Region have qualified to represent the region in the finals of the national Spelling Bee competition slated for February 2013 in Accra.
They emerged best spellers at the finals of this year?s regional Spelling Bee competition held in Sunyani, recently.
Forty-five pupils from schools in the Tano North and Asutifi districts were selected for the regional finals, having won the competition at the ... Read More
The Sunyani Polytechnic has held its 17th matriculation
at which the students were urged to conduct their political activities on the campus in a more decent manner to ensure peace before, during and after the elections.
?This is an election year and political parties would be visiting the campus to canvas for votes, however, reduce the level of noise at all times since we are in an academic environment,? Prof. Thomas Kwadwo Djang-Fordjour, the Rector, has said.
In all, 1,407 students, ... Read More
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has condemned the habit of some community members in the region, who use classrooms and school compounds as smoking and defecating grounds.
She also expressed her dissatisfaction on reports of attacks on teachers in some parts of the country by the youth and parents, making it difficult for teachers to give of their best.
Mrs Benyiwa-Doe expressed these sentiments in a speech read on her behalf at this year?s Central Regional World ... Read More
The Institute of Packaging, Ghana, (IOPG), a body committed to improving the standard of packaging in the country through the provision of professional training, development of cost effective and environmentally friendly packaging, has elected new executives to steer its affairs for the next two years.
The seven-member executive comprises Mr. Kwesi T. Abaidoo (President), Mr. Fares Akl (First Vice President), Mrs. Caroline Tsikata (Second Vice Presient), Mr. Emmanuel Quarshie (Financial ... Read More
Creating a sustainable cocoa sector that will meet the de
mands of the chocolate industry and improve the livelihoods of farmers will require ?billions of dollars? of investment, Mars Incorporated, one of world?s leading manufacturer of food products, has warned.
The US-based manufacturer said the industry ?must work together? to build on recent individual investment from chocolate makers, better the economic prospects of farmers and improve yields, without ?compromising? limited natural ... Read More
Ghana must embrace a regional development approach that
focuses on the natural resource unique to each region to serve as catalyst for sparking economic development, thereby creating jobs for the unemployed.
?At least that will help to diminish the present unhealthy and unhelpful migration of graduates to few capital cities such as Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi to look for jobs,? Dr. Kofi Amoah, Chief Executive Officer of Citizen Kofi, said at the weekend.
He was speaking as a special guest ... Read More
In a move to accommodate the browsing habits of its customers on its network, Vodafone Ghana has introduced a ?Pay As You Go? data tariff that allows customers to pay less the longer they browse.
Customers can see a reduction of up to 75 per cent of the standard ?Pay As You Go? charge per MB when they browse and download 10 MB of data in one session, which equates to the average length of a music video.
Tara Squire, Head of Consumer Marketing at Vodafone Ghana, explained the business ... Read More
I cannot tell you how terrible it was to see a film on the BBC, about conditions in the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, otherwise known as the Accra Mental Asylum.
An equally distressing film had earlier been made of the place -- and shown - Anas Aremeyaw Anas. But there, one year or more later, were worse conditions being shown to the whole world.
Again. And one had to ask oneself: do our rulers have human feelings? Did they see these films and allow such a situation to continue? Torpor? ... Read More