Former IBF Bantamweight champion Joseph 'King Kong' Agbeko returns to the ring on February 22 against Colombian Luis Melendez for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Bantamweight belt when he fights in Accra for the first time in six years.
Scheduled for 12 rounds at the Accra Sports Stadium, it will be the former two-time world champion?s first fight since losing the bid to unify the IBF Bantamweight and WBC Silver Bantamweight titles against Abner Mares on December 3, ... Read More
Thirty locally-based players have been invited to begin camping with the Ghana U20 team.
The camp that opens on January 8 at the Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellence will mark the commencement of preparations towards the African Youth Championships in March.
It also marks the first piece of activity by Sellas Tetteh since he replaced Maxwell Konadu as the substantive coach of the side last month.
Tetteh returns to the side he led to an historic treble ? winning the WAFU, African and ... Read More
Ms Akua Sena Dansoa, Minister of Tourism, said preparation towards the inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama on January 7 is progressing according to the scheduled plan.
Â Â Â Â ?We have learnt some lessons from previous inaugural challenges, especially during the late President John Evans Ata Mills? inauguration where there was limited time to prepare?, she said.
Â Â Â Â Ms Dansoa said these at the independence square, when the GNA visited the place to ascertain preparations so far made ... Read More
The Supreme Court will on Thursday, January 10, 2013, hear an application by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join a petition challenging the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as winner of the December 7,2012 presidential election.
A member of the NDC?s legal and communications team, Victor K. Adawudu, told the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday that the Registry of the Supreme Court had communicated the date to the party.
He indicated the party's readiness to fully ... Read More
The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has congratulated President John Mahama for being elected as the President of the Republic of Ghana.
This was contained in a press release signed by Professor John S. Nabila, President of NHC and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
?As custodians of our culture and tradition, Nananom hope that under your Presidency, the peace we currently enjoy will be deepened and teach others about human dignity and sustainable development?, it added.
The ... Read More
Sanitation firm ZoomLion have offered a $50,000 package for Ghanaian supporters going to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The package will complement government?s efforts to raise funds to sponsor persons and groups travelling to South Africa to support the Black Stars.
The State has been compelled to look for auxiliary means of financial support due to the immense pressure on government expenditure following the 2012 general elections and the proximity of the 2013 AFCON to the last edition ... Read More
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has entered appearance in the petition instituted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the Supreme Court challenging his being declared winner of the December 7, 2012 presidential election.
The Electoral Commission (EC), which is also a party in the petition, entered appearance through its lawyers on Wednesday, while lawyers for President Mahama filed an appearance on his behalf yesterday.
Ghana's biggest opposition party, the NPP, filed a petition ... Read More
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, is to become the Speaker of the Sixth Parliament when the term of the current Parliament expires on Saturday, January 5.
According to a highly placed source within government, the lot fell on Mr. Adjaho who had to fend off stiff competition from Ken Dzirasah, a former Deputy Speaker and one-time chairman of the NDC, Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah.
Our source, who chose to remain anonymous, gave varied reasons that led to the choice of Mr. ... Read More
As the nation closed the chapter on the year 2012, Ghanaians are yet to come to terms with some of the high profile deaths of prominent people in the country.
Although the development could be described as nature?s way of doing things, others think otherwise and attribute the deaths to mysterious and unexplained circumstances.
The sudden deaths of President John Evans Atta Mills, former Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, and the Volta Regional Minister, Henry Ford Kamel, sent waves ... Read More
The Black Stars of Ghana are expected to fly out to the Gulf Region on Friday for a training camp which will run from January 7-16, 2013.
A 26-man squad together with the technical team will embark on the trip to begin preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The squad will be pruned down to a final 23-man list for the tournament after the Black Stars? training camp in the United Arab Emirates.
Whiles in Abu Dhabi, the four-time Africa champions will play a series ... Read More
Traders at the Kasoa old market have taken over the pavement for their businesses, making it difficult for pedestrians to cross the street.
The situation has resulted in pedestrians sharing the road with moving vehicles.
Various types of items including suit cases, shoes, bags, cooking utensils, buckets, clothing amongst others can be found on the pavement of the highway.
In an interview with the Ghanaian Times yesterday, some of the traders blamed the situation on the lack of space ... Read More
Nana Kwarfo Opare, Mawerehene of Aburi Atweasin and director of Jilcon Limited, has handed over keys of a newly constructed church building to the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at Marfokrom in the Ayensuano district in the Eastern Region.
The 500 capacity building replaces an old small and dilapidated structure built many years ago.
Nana Kwarfo Opare said the structure which cost GH50,000, was his personal contribution towards the development of the town and the newly created Ayensuano ... Read More
IT?S unimaginable to see Accra Hearts of Oak thrash about so awkwardly in the Glo Premier League.
Not that they are invincible ? no ? far from that. Truth is, now when Hearts play, they no longer inspire awe.
Indeed, watching the Phobians is now pure penance. One does not need to be a disciple of the 2000 CAF Champions League champions to make this assertion.
After a string of insipid performances, Hearts yet again slumped to their third home defeat on Wednesday ? bowing 1-3 to Medeama ... Read More
John Mensah has signed a six-month deal with Stade Rennes, the French outfit confirmed on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old, who is a free agent, returns to a club where he played 76 games in three seasons from 2006 to 2008.
The Ghanaian defender has been training with Rennes since November and was widely rumoured he was considering signing a long-term deal with the club.
The French outfit confirmed on Wednesday, they?ve reached an agreement with the former Sunderland man for an initial ... Read More
Sports One Network Foundation in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports has launched a sponsorship drive aimed at raising funds for Ghana?s participation in the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament to be staged in South Africa next year.
Proceeds from the drive will be used to motivate players and the technical team of the Black Stars and also to get the various supporters Unions to South Africa to cheer the team as they seek to end the country?s 31 years wait for ... Read More
The police in Kumasi have arrested two suspected robbers who shot and killed their victim at Akwatialine, a Kumasi surburb.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Abdul Aziz Osman and Haruna Farouk, together with two others now on the run, were said to have committed the crime on Boxing Day.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â They were put before a Kumasi Circuit Court on Wednesday and remanded in prison custody until January 30.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â They are facing charges of conspiracy, robbery and murder. Their plea was not ... Read More
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai has backed calls for Ghana to shift from the winner- takes-all system of government.
He has thus admonished President John Mahama to embrace the all-inclusive system of leadership saying, ?We pray that the incoming President will embrace his political opponents so that together they can build the better Ghana that we are all yearning for.?
The Dagbon Regent who also congratulated all the contestants in the 2012 general elections ... Read More
THE Volta Regional Secretariat of the Conventions People?s Party (CPP) and its 21 parliamentary candidates have added their voices to the need for credible electoral reforms that will safeguard public investment into processes leading to elections.
They called on the Electoral Commission and its allies to insulate themselves from influences, coercion and intimidation and remain neutral in the discharge of their Constitutional mandates.
Spokeswoman for the group and candidate for Kpando ... Read More
The Upper West Regional Director of Education, Mr. Iddrisu Mahama, has called on Muslims in the Wa Municipality, to support the training of teachers, to facilitate the education of more of the citizenry in the area.
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He was worried over the lack of teachers in some English/Arabic Schools, thereby hindering effective teaching and learning in the municipality.
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Mr. Mahama was speaking at the 17th annual awards ceremony of the Educational Development Fund for Muslim Youth (EDUFUND) ... Read More