The final year students of Kollege High School at Darkuman Junction, Accra, went on the rampage yesterday and vandalised the school?s property worth millions of cedis.
They were protesting against the failure of the school authorities to register them for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), now in progress.
Numbering about 195, the students destroyed sliding glass doors and windows at the Administration Block, the classrooms, notice board, ceiling fans and ... Read More
The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has accepted the role of HIV/AIDS Ambassadorial to support Heart-to-Heart campaign and to champion the course of persons from HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Heart-to-Heart Ambassadors through the Ghana AIDS Commission, as part of a campaign to support the fight against HIV and AIDS, conferred on Mrs Mahama the title, at her residence in Accra on Wednesday.
The Ambassadors are the Reverend John Kwashie Azumah, Minister of the Gospel at Mount Zion ... Read More
Barcelona forward Pedro has pointed to Lionel Messi as the reason for the Catalan side?s 1-1 Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, which sends them through to the semi-finals on away goals.
Messi was restricted to the bench for over an hour after concerns over his fitness, and in his absence Barca struggled, falling behind to a Javier Pastore strike five minutes into the second half.
But the Argentine left his fingerprints all over the game shortly after his ... Read More
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday fixed the Tuesday, April 30, 2013, for Kumbungu Constituency by-election, in accordance with Article 112 (5) of the 1992 Constitution.
A statement signed by Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, EC Chairman, copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, said the by-election was necessitated by the resignation of Alhaji Muhammed Mumuni, Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency, in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.
The EC explained that the ... Read More
Mr Mark Owen Wayongo, Minister for Defence, has said the Ministry is exploring possibilities of placing the Military Academy and Training School (MATS) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) under the GET fund.
Mr Wayongo said his outfit will have discussion with the Ministry of Finance and Education to chart a way possible to include the Academy under fund to get additional funds for its rehabilitation projects.
He said this during a tour of institutions under his Ministry to familiarise ... Read More
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) on Monday announced the resumption of the weekly media briefing by the Government at the Flag Staff House from Thursday, April 11.
The press briefing is to be attended by either a News Editor or the Deputy, but where it becomes impossible for the News Editor or the Deputy to attend; only the Head of a Desk will be allowed to participate on behalf of the media house.
A statement signed by Bright Blewu, GJA Out-going General Secretary to the Ghana News ... Read More
Government will soon fulfill its promise of resourcing each of the newly created districts with one million Ghana Cedis as seed money, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister, designate for Local Government and Rural Development, has said.
Speaking at the first ordinary meeting of Denkyembuor District Assembly at Akwatia, Mr. Baba Jamal said that the amount was being taken care of in the 2013 national budget.
The Deputy Minister designate, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for ... Read More
Parliament on Tuesday said, though Members of Parliament (MPs) have received some payment effected in accordance with requirements under Article 71 of the Constitution, the payments did not cover only ex gratia.
A statement issued by the Parliamentary Service and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said: ?The payments also included salary arrears and other statutory payment.?
The statement said the attention of Parliament has been drawn to some distortions and misrepresentation in a ... Read More
The highest performer in liner trade for 2012 was Maersk Ghana Limited, recording 1.53 million tonnes and representing over 17 percent of the total liner throughput.
MSCA Ghana Limited was the second highest performer with 1.1 million tonnes -- 12.5 percent of the liner throughput -- while Hull Blyth Ghana Limited was the next highest performer with 687,248 tonnes, making up7.75 percent of the total liner trade activity.
The least performers were Transglobal Shipping and Advance Maritime, ... Read More
Rennes defender John Boye is being hailed by the French newspapers for his outstanding display on Saturday by stopping PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring more goals.
The Ghana international, who was named man-of-the-match for Rennes, was hailed for completely dominating the highly rated Swedish striker in the game.
Ibrahimovic is the tallest player in the French top-flight but Boye dominated the PSG striker in the aerial challenges which resulted in the newspapers taking notice of ... Read More
Asante Kotoko begin to pick up the pieces after Champions League exit with an MTN FA Cup fixture against Rainbow FC on Wednesday in Kumasi.
The Porcupine Warriors head into another Cup competition three days after African Champions League exit aware of the seething anger with their ranks.
The club's CEO, Dr. K.K. Sarpong has said he understands the frustration among supporters following their tame exit from the continental club competition.
But with qualification to the quarter-final of ... Read More
Ghanaian goalkeeper, Brimah Razak has advertised himself to Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah saying he is good enough to be part of his team.
The 25-year-old former Nania Fc player has been a consistent performer for Spanish second tier side, Guadalaraja after joining them late last year.
Razak is now thinking of a Ghana call-up despite an existing massive competition in the goalkeeping department.
?I believe in myself and I think I have the qualities to beat the standards.
?All I ... Read More
Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur left Accra for Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday evening to participate in the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit.
The summit is organised annually with an objective of enhancing relations amongst the European Union, countries of Central Asia as well as the Middle East.
The Eurasian Economic Summit is a gathering of high-level statesmen, bureaucrats, captains of business and private sector representatives from the Eurasian region, with an approximate ... Read More
Lieutenant General (LT. Gen) Peter Augestine Blay, immediate past Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, has asked officers of the Forces to be disciplined and uphold the image of their profession.
?We are ambassadors of this noble service so we should not do anything that will tarnish the image of our dear service. Let us be proud of our service and uphold its good name at all time?, he said.
LT. Gen. Blay, who made the call at a farewell parade held in his honour on Friday in ... Read More
The two Peruvians who stole the crown jewels of the Asantehene,Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, have been sentenced to a total of 44 months imprisonment by a Oslo District Court.
The convicts, Luis Angel Acosta Barrios, 44, the man seen on CCTV carrying the suitcase which contained the gold ornaments, and Jaime Benigno Valverde Figueroa, 41, the driver during the operation, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit crime and stealing.
While Barrios will serve one year six months, Figueroa will spend ... Read More
Dr Sekou Nkrumah has told XYZ Breakfast Show that he is considering re-joining the governing National Democratic Congress but not in a hurry.
The last son of Ghana?s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah was a member of the CPP but resigned to join the NDC in 2007.
He later served as Coordinator of the National Youth Authority in the Mills-Mahama administration following the NDC?s victory in the 2008 elections.
He however remained a harsh critic of late President John Mills? style of ... Read More
The Omanhene of New Juaben, Daasebre Dr. Oti Boateng has advocated the extension of the retirement age of 60 to 65 years so that experts can work for a longer period.
He explained that this would enable experienced professionals to impart their experiences and knowledge to young workers to ensure smooth continuity and national development.
Daasebre Oti Boateng made the call at a reception, organized to mark his 75th birthday celebration at his palace in Koforidua.
He said: ?Ghana ... Read More
A total of 28 inmates at the Ankaful Prisons, have participated in a three-day business management training programme to build their capacity as well as improve upon their skill.
The workshop, which was organized and funded by the Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM) in partnership with WOEF Consultancy Limited, took the participants through topics like business idea generation, financial management, leadership in business management as well as marketing and effective ... Read More
Mr Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance, has asked Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to ensure aggressive and sustained public education to aid operators in the informal sector to become tax compliant.
He noted that tax compliant and voluntary tax conscious citizenry would help grow the economy through the generation of the needed domestic resources.
Addressing the 2013 Management Retreat of the GRA in Kumasi, Mr Terkper described the situation where only five per cent of those in the informal ... Read More
The first ever interactive online platform providing open access to all agricultural spatial data and information in Ghana was on Wednesday launched in Accra.
The website jointly created by the USAID/ADVANCE and the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) of the University of Ghana, Legon, aims to provide agric related spatial data set in a user friendly mode to stakeholders of the sector.
Other aims include improving spatial management and dissemination in ... Read More