Chairman of the African Union and President of Benin, Dr. ThomasÂ Yayi Boni, has described Ghana as ?the pride of Africa,? as he congratulated President John Mahama during his swearing-in as President.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony at the Black Star Square in Accra, President Boni noted that the rest of Africa watched with admiration the peaceful conduct of Ghana?s general elections, last December that produced the new President and a Legislature.
According to him, the peaceful and ... Read More
IT is not out of place to promise sportsmen and women of rewards ahead of a tournament should they achieve an objective.
It is also not out of place to appeal to them to bear with the authorities as a result of certain unforeseen developments.
But it is out of place should the authorities make such promises and fail to fulfill them.
That is why the appeal by the Sports Minister, Mr Kofi Humado to the Black Stars to bear with the government in its bid to honour $2,500 winning bonus per ... Read More
Apostle Derek Sarpong, member of the Apostolic Council of the Great Commission Church International, has urged the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to promote mushroom farming in the three northern regions.
Apostle Sarpong, a mushroom farmer, said this on Monday in an Interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
He said there were huge health and economic benefits from mushrooms which could promote the health and welfare of the citizenry if it was cultivated, adding that ... Read More
There were mixed reactions from the various regions in the country following the swearing-in of President John Mahama as the Fourth President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana yesterday.
In Accra, Agnes Opoku Sarpong and Linda Aryeetey reports that the inauguration of the President into office slowed down economic activities at the central Business District in the morning as most residents thronged in their large numbers to observe the historic occasion.
The usual heavy traffic in these ... Read More
Ghana?s top seed Derek Abrefa pulled revenge over perennial rival, Felix Lartey with a 3-2 victory in the Top 8 invitational and Veteran Open championship at the RLG/Hathiramani Sports Hall over the weekend.
Lartey who beat Abrefa in the National Open Championship started well but allowed Abrefa to bounce back to win the first round 11-7. Lartey however fought back to win the second round 11-6, but bowed again 9-11 in a round that set the entire hall ablaze.
Lartey won the penultimate ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Monday morning swore the Presidential Oath and Oath of Office to assume office as the fourth President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
President Mahama and Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur took the oath of office, which was administered by the Chief Justice, Mrs Theodora Georgina Wood, before an open Parliament at the Independence Square in Accra.
A large contingent of Ghanaians and other nationals watched the ceremony at the Square, whilst ... Read More
One area the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made significant development strides with its ?Better Ghana Agenda? is Ellembele in the Western Region.
The people of area, Located in the Nzema land, the birth place of Ghana?s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, may have been forgotten of in the past.
But they are soon to be remembered of after all; the government?s policies on education, health and energy are fast changing the lives of the people with improvement in ... Read More
Former President Jerry John Rawlings led high powered dignitaries to salute President John Dramani Mahama shortly after the coronation ceremony at the Independence Square in Accra on Monday.
The dignitaries included former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Former United Nations Secretary General Mr Kofi Annan and wife, and former First Lady Nana Konadu Ageyman Rawlings.
Former President Rawlings after paying compliments embraced President Mahama, an act which attracted loud cheers from the ... Read More
Back-to-batan Real Tamale United suffered their 10th defeat in the Glo premier league yesterday when they lost 4-0 to Amidaus Professionals at the Tema Stadium.
Languishing at the bottom of the league log with poultry 5 points from 5 drawn games out of 15 matches, the Tamale lads look a side to return back to the second tier of Ghana football if they do not step up their game.
They began the game on a promising note dictating the pace of play but goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi denied them the ... Read More
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has threatened to remove all political party posters, banners and sign boards from Monday.
This follows the refusal of the parties to abide by the ultimatum given them by the assembly to remove their posters on or before December 17, 2012.
Speaking with ?The Ghanaian Times? in an interview, the Public Relations Officer of the AMA, Numo Blafo II, noted that the posters had rendered walls within the metropolis untidy and should be removed to make the ... Read More
Mobil giant, Airtel Ghana, says it is excited with the successes of its national consumer promotion nicknamed ?Deedew.?
Airtel launched the end of year promotion on December 1, 2012, and it is expected to run runs into March 2013.
Corporate Relations Manager of Airtel Ghana, Kwame Gyan, said Airtel?s promotion was unique to its customers even, if they do not win in any of the weekly, monthly or grand draws.
?Our customers are encouraged to use their airtime for what they usually do, ... Read More
The former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Mr. Kofi Annan has urged African governments to uphold the tenets of justice, rule of law and respect for human rights at all times.
He said peace, stability and rule of law must work to perfection, if we have to build a strong democratic society.
These he said were the essential components for the true development of any society.
Mr. Annan who was speaking during the launch of his book on Friday, said it was heartwarming to note ... Read More
Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi wants the Nations Cup shifted to June in order to have the best players available for the tournament.
European clubs have been agitating for Africa?s flagship competition to be moved from January during which time most of their leagues are grinding to their peak.
These clubs who pay most of the African players mega cash are faced with the prospects of losing these players for up to five weeks to the Nations Cup.
Some unlucky one?s stay even further after ... Read More
President John Mahama says even as the nation pats itself on the back because of the "unprecedented" strides and "gargantuan" achievements of the ruling NDC government, the citizenry should be reminded that more hardwork lies ahead.
More to follow ... Read More
The National Co-ordinator of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development, LESDEP, Mr Adam Gariba, has said new innovative job creation modules would be introduced to augment the existing ones and thereby attract more people.
He said LESDEP has repositioned itself as the pathway to an exciting, new era of business development and entrepreneurship.
The LESDEP programme is a public-private partnership under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and aims at creating local ... Read More
Mr Dan Botwe, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere, has praised the electorate for retaining him in Parliament, in the 2012 parliamentary polls.
Mr Botwe, who was speaking to the GNA, also commended the constituency party officials, his campaign team and agents for working hard to ensure his victory a.
He promised to continue with his plans to develop the area to improve the standards of living of the people.
Mr Botwe appealed to the people to unite and support ... Read More
Telecom giant MTN says it will put in place concrete measures to minimize any potential effects of Tuesday?s fire outbreak at its Spintex warehouse.
The mobile company has, therefore, assured its customers of continuous service delivery.
A shed at its warehouse on the Spintex Road caught fire on New Year day destroying sections of the facility.
The fire which started around 11am was brought under control by 3pm with the support of the Ghana National Fire Service and the National ... Read More
The Majority Side in the incoming Parliament has vowed to block the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) from securing the Second Deputy Speaker position.
This is in view of the NPP?s decision to boycott the inauguration of President John Mahama on Monday, January 7.
Very reliable sources within the NDC Majority Caucus disclosed to ?The Ghanaian Times? yesterday, that many of the party?s MPs-elect decided agreed to vote against Mr Joe Ghartey, the NPP?s nominee for the Second Deputy ... Read More
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has agreed to attend the inauguration of President-elect John Mahama at the Independence Square on Monday January 7, following an invitation from the State.
A statement signed by his Spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, said the former President would be at the ceremony in his capacity as a former President.
The decision by the former President comes in the wake of the intended boycott of the ceremony by the opposition NPP who are aggrieved over the results of ... Read More
The National OverseerÂ of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry,Â Pastor John Boham has said the Gospel should be used as a tool for fighting corruption and other social vices.
Â Â Â Â Pastor Boham,Â who said this in an interaction with newsmen in Bolgatanga said the good morals and values contained in the gospel can change people who engage in corrupt practices and other social vices and thus lead to theÂ progress and development ofÂ the country.
He therefore called on pastors to use their pulpits ... Read More