The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has rejected a petition by one Nana Kusi-Poku Listowel, requesting the commission to conduct an urgent investigation into the bribery scandal that hit Parliament last month. It said instead of opening a fresh investigation into the matter, the commission would wait for the outcome of the investigations by the five-member ad hoc committee [...]
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The Deputy Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has called on security agencies to collaborate in the fight against drug related crimes in the country. She said combating drug trafficking was a global war and needed proactive approaches through intelligence sharing, capacity building, information and [...]
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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the first budget of the government will contain well-thought through policies to put the ailing Ghanaian economy back on track. He said Ghanaians reposed confidence in him to turn the dwindling fortunes of the country around and promised that he will not disappoint. He acknowledged the fact the economy inherited [...]
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Youth from Effiakuma and Amanful on Saturday afternoon, clashed following the snatching of a mobile phone at the Kwame Nkrumah roundabout in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis. The rioters kept the area on tenterhooks disrupting the peace in the area for a greater period of the day. The Ghanaian Times learnt that two persons have been arrested by the Takoradi police while [...]
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An accountant of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department at the Mankranso District Assembly, in the Ashanti Region, has appeared before a circuit court here, for allegedly defrauding a tax officer. Felix Kwame Fordjour, the accused, 36, was said to have defrauded a staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) of GH¢88, 650.00 He pleaded not guilty to the charge [...]
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Accra Hearts of Oak recorded their second straight draw in the two-week-old Ghana Premier League (GPL) when Medeama SC held them to a barren game at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday. It was certainly not one of those pretty afternoons the home contingent may have been looking forward to – but the Phobians must still see the result as gratifying [...]
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As part of efforts to develop mixed martial arts in Ghana, the Ghana Mixed Martial Arts Association (GMMA) has launched the ‘Battle of Warriors’ championship to be staged in Ghana. The event will see Ghana come face to face with it sporting rivals, Nigeria in what is to be used to commemorate Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary on March 6. It [...]
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Ghana’s ‘Go Get Dem’ Wheelchair race team has won gold and silver in the women’s and men’s categories at the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) in George, South African on Saturday. Ayishetu Seidu, winner of the OCC women’s 42km T 53/54 2015 edition, won the coveted prize again in her division, beating a quality field to the ultimate crown. Raphael Botsyo [...]
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African club champions Mamelodi Sundowns are the 2017 CAF Super Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over DR Congo’s TP Mazembe on Saturday. Ricardo Nascimento was the day’s hero for the Brazilians as he converted an 83rd minute penalty to give Pitso Mosimane’s side a deserving victory after a dominant display at the Loftus Versveld stadium. The penalty was given [...]
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PREMIER League leaders Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with victory over Wolves in an entertaining tie at Molineux. Wolves, just five points above the Championship relegation zone, took a positive approach in the first half as George Saville lashed an early strike against the post. Chelsea’s defence was repeatedly tested before the visitors finally upped the tempo, [...]
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After a rather sweltering grilling at the hands of the Appointment Committee, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, eventually cruised through – later swaggering away with a benediction from President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Lead up to his nomination was tough as a myriad of names were thrown up with lobbyists and canvassers working indefatigably around the clock to ensure their nominees were picked [...]
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The out-going Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Obed Asamoah Akwa has urged officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces to maintain the highest professional standards in the discharge of their duties. That he explained was the only way they would project and position the image of the army at all places and at all times. Major-General Akwa said [...]
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The expansion of the Tamale Airport into an international level would serve as a catalyst to improve the economic fortunes of the region, Salifu-Sa-eed, Minister-designate for Northern Region has said. He said as a minister, his administration would ensure that the project which was started by the previous government was completed to serve its intended purpose. Mr. Sa-eed said this [...]
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A sixteen-member committee of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) Greater Accra regional youth and women executives was inaugurated during its maiden conference in Accra on Thursday. The new team would ensure that the rights of the youth and women in the region were protected at various workplaces in the region. The youth wing in the region is chaired [...]
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The Ghana Police Service has commenced an exercise, involving the use of modern technology, including cameras to arrest and prosecute all persons who exact instant justice on suspected criminals. It therefore, advised members of the public to report all suspected criminals to the police, who have the mandate to arrest and prosecute criminals. The move comes in the wake of [...]
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The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the first budget of his administration, will contain well-thought through policies to put the ailing Ghanaian economy back on track. The President was addressing members of the Ghanaian community resident in Banjul on Saturday, after attending the inauguration ceremony of President Adama Barrow and the 52nd Independence Day celebration of [...]
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Air Marshal Michael Sampson Oje, former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was yesterday officially “pulled out” of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), in a colourful ceremony to mark his retirement. He stood in an open armoured vehicle, with officers pulling the vehicle by rope, while officers and men of GAF and invited guests lined the streets of Burma camp, cheering [...]
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A farewell parade was on Friday held in Accra, at which George Blankson formally handed over the baton of leadership of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to the newly appointed Commissioner-General(C-G) Emmanuel Kofi Nti. Mr. Nti, a banker, economist, statistician, accountant and tax expert, with experience spanning three decades was the Head of Tax Policy Unit of the Ministry of [...]
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The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has paid a visit to the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) in connection with the clash between the students of the Institute and the police, last Tuesday. Students of the Institute, were said to have blocked the main Amakom road leading to their school in a jubilant mood for placing third in the [...]
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to come clean on the intended funding source for the free Senior High School (SHS) policy. The demand of the NDC followed an earlier communication by the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, that the policy would be funded with the Heritage Fund. That was refuted [...]
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