Lawyers for the New Patriotic Party (NPP's) Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo and the two other petitioners; Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey and Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, have decided against pursuing an objection in relation to the composition of the Supreme Court Judges empanelled to sit on the motion filed by the NDC to be joined in the controversial presidential election petition against the Electoral Commission and President John Mahama.
The legal team, in a letter to the Registrar of the Supreme ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama has rebutted all the allegations in the New Patriotic Party?s petition challenging the legitimacy of his declaration as winner of the December 7, 2012 presidential election.
In a response to the petition seeking to annul the results of the presidential election, President Mahama denied the petitioners claim of subversion of the constitution, describing all the allegations as ?brazen attempts to find excuses for losing the 2012 presidential election.?
?It is ... Read More
Dr Kwabena Duffour, Acting Finance and Economic Planning Minister, has given a more positive outlook of the economy, saying the indications point towards sustained growth.
This, he said, was based on the solid foundation laid by the Government over the last four years.
Through its comprehensive programme of fiscal consolidation and macroeconomic stability to address the imbalances inherited from the previous administration, fiscal deficit had come down to sustainable levels.
At the same ... Read More
An Economist has appealed to the NDC administration to listen to suggestions made by the business community to ensure that an enabling environment for economic growth, job creation and its sustainability was created for all.
Dr Alexander Tweneboa, Former President of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) who made the appeal, said it was only when Government ?listened?, ?understood?, and ?acted? on the challenges of the private sector that could result in rapid socio-economic ... Read More
Thousands of acreages of farms belonging to some farmers in the newly created district of Sang have been destroyed by bush fires rendering them financially bankrupt.
They told the GNA that they could neither feed themselves nor their families since all their hopes had been dashed by the bush fire.
Afa Abibo Gariga, a farmer from Sang who lost 15 acres of maize and rice said ?I have nothing to feed my family with ?.my only hope now is to look up to God for assistance. Several of my ... Read More
Chidinma Adaobi Williams is one of the talented up-and-coming musicians who have been discovered by Vodafone Ghana.
She partook of the Season Two of Vodafone icons, Ghana?s biggest prize in music reality show held last year, with her group called Vibes, emerging the first runner up in the competition.
The beautiful hardworking songstress is also a student of the Ghana Technology University in Accra, but she is determined to make it in the music industry.
The Vodafone icon star, the ... Read More
Recycling hundred per cent of the metal obtained from ore can reduce environmental load to one three-hundredth the load created by mining, Mrs Ama Ampoma Andoh, Member for Juaben, said on Friday.
Mrs Andoh who said this in a statement read on the floor of Parliament noted that around 10 tons of ore are needed to make a gold ring that weights 10 grams, but only 0.037 tons are needed if the gold from cell phones is recycled.
She said e-waste in Ghana is growing about 20 per cent each year due ... Read More
Interest rates on long term funds could be declining in coming months. That?s if the almost 17 percent of governments? offer to investors who participated in Thursday?s bond issue is anything to go by.
Treasury bills are currently hovering round 23 percent while return on long-dated instruments such as the five year bond is pegged at 26 percent.
Usually the return often gives an indication of government?s preparedness to borrow from the market.
This also eventually influences the ... Read More
The Tema Development Corporation (TDC) has donated hockey equipment valued at GHÂ¢10,850 to two hockey clubs in Tema - the Tema Youth Hockey Club and the Tema Manhean Hockey Club.
The presentation was part of activities climaxing the corporation?s 60th anniversary programme.
Items presented to the clubs included 50 pieces of hockey sticks, goal-keeping gloves, helmets, boots, shin and chest guards.
Making the donation, the Board Chairman of TDC, Mr. Emmanuel Oko Adjetey, said the ... Read More
The Chairperson of the Convention People?s Party (CPP) Samia Yaaba Nkrumah has urged all CPP faithful to help present to Ghanaians a well organized party within 6 months.
After a poor performance during the 2012 elections, the Presidential Candidate of the party, Dr. Abu Sakara in an interview with Citi News attributed the party?s poor showing to the performance of the Samia-led-leadership and called for a change.
The Chairperson, Ms Nkrumah in a statement posted on her Facebook wall ... Read More
Award winning highlife musician Daniel Amakye Dede has denied media reports that he deliberately refused to perform at the National Democratic Congress? (NDC) victory party held at the Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra on Monday, January 7.
According to him, although he was informed by one Fred Darko that the organizers of the NDC victory jam wanted him to perform for the party supporters, ?I told them that because of the death of my beloved uncle I am in my hometown holding meetings with my ... Read More
The death is reported of Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Blood-Dzraku (Rtd), a former Director of the Armed Forces Public Relations Directorate.
A statement signed by Lieutenant Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie of the Public Relations Directorate of the Ghana Armed Forces, said Lt. Col. Blood-Dzraku, 63, died on December 23, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness.
The late Lt. Col. Blood-Dzraku was a Director of the Armed Forces Public Relations from 1998 to 2000.
Burial and funeral ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama has made 12 appointments for ministerial positions and in accordance with Article 78 of the Constitution, on Friday furnished Parliament with the names of the nominees for vettings.
They include Mr Seth Terpker, an immediate past deputy Finance minister for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Hannah Tetteh , MP for Awutu Senya West and former Minister for Trade and Industry for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr Akwasi Oppong Fosu for the Ministry ... Read More
The grandparents who allegedly compelled their 11-year-old granddaughter to sit in a basin of hot water as punishment for bedwetting have been remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court.
Christina Torkonu, 50, a fish monger, and James Agbamavo, 65, an electrician, were arrested on January 8, 2012 by the Kpeshie office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service.
After the facts of the case had been presented by Assistant Superintendent ... Read More
Government has directed that the first batch of District Chief Executives (DCEs) who were appointed in May 2009 are to remain in office till their tenure of office comes to an end in May.
The directive said after May there would be a general review of the performance of the DCE?s and changes shall be made to that effect.
A statement issued by Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development said the position of DCEs unlike the positions of Ministers and Regional ... Read More
The New Patriotic Party says it will not respond to the supplementary affidavit filed by the National Democratic Congress justifying why it should be allowed to be joined as a party to the petition challenging the results of the December 7, 2012 presidential election.
A member of the NPP?s legal team, Godfred Yeboah Dame, told the ?Ghanaian Times? in a telephone interview yesterday, that they were served with the supplementary affidavit on January 9, but they do not intend to file a response ... Read More
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Wednesday said the nation has been tagged as a shining model of democracy in Africa.
Â Â Â Â The accolade was bestowed on Ghana considering the country's ability to successfully hold elections in the midst of challenges, Mr. Theodore Dzeble, CDD-Ghana Head of Public Affairs told the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview in Accra.
Â Â Â He said: "Presidential elections in Ghana are always keenly contested with a lot of ... Read More
President John Mahama has assured Ghana Prisons Service that his government will equip the Service to acceptable standards as has been done within the Ghana Armed Forces and the Fire Service.
He stated that the Prisons Service?s role of correcting and reforming inmates cannot be over-emphasized and must be treated with the seriousness it deserves.
?We are committed this time to ensuring that the appropriate equipments and logistics are provided to our men in arms so that their discharge ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama has in consultation with the National Chief Imam dissolved the National Hajj Committee.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson to the President, John Abdulai Jinapor, said the dissolution of the Committee takes immediate effect.
The President has meanwhile appointed Ibrahim Abdul Rauf Tanko, a former Member of Parliament for Yagaba-Kubori in the Northern Region, to manage the activities of the Hajj Committee until a substantive Committee is ... Read More
Tullow Oil plc (Tullow), an oil and gas exploration and production group, yesterday announced that it has opened the application process for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) for the 2013/2014 academic year, until February 13.
A statement, copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said 114 scholarships would be awarded to beneficiaries, under the TGSS, and asked interested applicants to apply online at www.tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org.
The TGSS is aimed at building capacity in ... Read More