Ghana
Drug trafficker from Ghana hanged after clemency plea rejected
Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana
Nigeria Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Ghana: Airline
New Word order: Ghanaian teacher uses blackboard to explain software
STL Moms: Local doctors build hospital in Ghana
Korean naval destroyer arrives in Ghana to help rescue kidnapped nationals
2018-04-16 00:10:20 A South Korean destroyer carrying elite naval troops arrived in waters off Ghana on Sunday on a mission to help rescue three nationals who were kidnapped last month, military sources said. The South Koreans were abducted in western Africa on March 26 by unidentified forces while working on a fishing ship. Negotiations are reportedly underway for their release. The Navy on March 28 dispatched the Munmu the Great, a destroyer operating in the Gulf of Aden as part of the anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit   Read More ...
Ghana president says plan to host U.S troops will bolster regional peace
2018-04-05 23:48:29 ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo defended his government's approval of expanded military cooperation with the United States on Thursday, saying that it would enhance peace efforts in West Africa. He said the deal, which was approved by parliament last month and allows for the deployment of U.S troops and their military equipment in Ghana, was in line with previous international pacts and did not constitute an offer to Washington to establish a military base   Read More ...
South Korean warship heading to Ghana to save kidnapped sailors
2018-04-02 15:11:08 South Korea has deployed an anti-piracy warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates, Seoul's foreign ministry said late Saturday. The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates last Monday. The pirates seized the three South Koreans and escaped on a separate speedboat, with their current whereabouts unknown   Read More ...
Will ‘Ghana First’ protests threaten a U.S military agreement?
2018-04-02 13:48:58 A new agreement between the U.S. military and Ghana prompted “Ghana First” rallies last week in the capital city of Accra. The agreement updates the 1998 Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The U.S. is providing an estimated $20 million in training and equipment to the Ghanaian military in 2018. Protesters voiced their concerns that the agreement compromises Ghana’s sovereignty. It outlines parameters for U   Read More ...
Government stops funding of Ghana's friendlies, says deputy sports minister
2018-03-13 00:04:23 Ghana's deputy youth and sports minister Pius Hadzide says the government has cancelled funding the Black Stars' international friendly games. He says the Ghana Football Association should be able to secure deals with other countries ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup enough to cater for travelling and bonuses. "As a country, we have decided not to play any friendly match that we will later incur lost as we would have to spend   Read More ...
Police Warns Of Fraud Targeted At Senior Police Officers
2018-03-12 20:06:17 IGP, David Asante-Appeatu. A fraudster on the loose is using the name of the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu to defraud senior police officers, the Ghana Police Service has revealed. The fraudster promises his victims the chance of being selected to serve in a UN peacekeeping mission, ACP David Eklu, Director General of Police Public Affairs said in a statement on Monday   Read More ...
Seven Goldfields Workers Arrested After Protest Turns Bloody
2018-03-12 20:06:12 Some seven workers of Goldfields mines at Tarkwa in the Western Region have been picked up by the police for participating in a protest Monday morning. The workers were kicking against the decision by the management of Goldfields Ghana Limited to lay them off despite a ruling by a high court upholding the decision by management to lay off the workers   Read More ...
BoG Signs MoU With FSD Africa To Help Develop Market Credit
2018-03-12 16:04:37 Dr Ernest Addison, Governor BoG. The Central Bank and FSD Africa (FSDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of a Credit Market Development Programme in Ghana. This signals a promising partnership between both organisations around credit markets. The Credit Market Development Programme is aimed at identifying and helping to address constraints to credit market growth in the country   Read More ...
Great1 TV Begins Test Transmission Today
2018-03-12 16:04:22 Victor Sabah. , a new television station based in Suhum in the Eastern Region, will start its first transmission today, in what its owners have described as an official test transmission ahead of real programming. “We are going on an international level, so plans are underway to get it free aired on the digital and on DStv,” he added. According to Mr Sabah, who is popularly known as ‘The Great One’, the channel will focus on entertainment, social, sports, news and current affairs to enrich the culture of the country   Read More ...
‘Show Your Face And Contest Nyantakyi’
2018-03-12 16:04:14 Nana Kwame Nketiah. Berekum Chelsea president, Nana Kwame Nketiah, has slammed critics of Kwesi Nyantakyi, Ghana Football Association (GFA) president and dared them to contest him. He descended on those calling for the head of the FA boss to show up and contest the CAF Vice President, but not to advocate his resignation. The football president has come under intense criticisms lately by his critics saying the sport is declining   Read More ...
Women Empowerment Not War Against Men – Samira
2018-03-12 16:04:05 Samira Bawumia. The Second Lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, has lauded the global movement for women empowerment, but has kicked against fighting men to attain such goal. She said men must be seen as partners instead of competitors “in the struggle” to give women an equal opportunity. Speaking at the Global Women’s Empowerment event in Philadelphia, US on Saturday, March 10, 2018, Mrs   Read More ...
NPP Warns Members Over Internal Strife
2018-03-12 16:04:00 Nana Kwaku Duah. Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Council of Elders for Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi, Nana Kwaku Duah, has cautioned NPP members to do away with internal strife. He stated that any act of backbiting, hatred and internal strife could affect the government to lose focus, which could have adverse effects on the performance of the NPP government   Read More ...
Princesses Won’t Underrate Any Side …Coach Basigi
2018-03-12 16:03:57 Black Princesses coach, Yussif Basigi says his team will not underrate any side in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. Basigi was reacting to the draw which placed Ghana in Group A with host, France; the Netherlands and New Zealand. “You can’t under estimate any team. We have to prepare well to meet any team and play well. We’ve to psyche the girls mentally because the home crowd won’t favour them in that game   Read More ...
Akufo-Addo To Pay Traders Compensation To Leave Nima Location
2018-03-12 16:03:43 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has offered to personally compensate scores of traders set for eviction, after their business locations were deemed too close to his Nima home, designated a national security zone. Minister of State in charge of Security, Byran Acheampong who confirmed this, would not reveal the entire cost of the compensation package. But payments between 1,000 cedis and 12,000 cedis have been quoted for businesses numbering about 30 cited in front of the President’s house at Korle Wokon in Nima in the national capital, Accra   Read More ...
Commey Stops Luna …To Set Up Another Easter Clash
2018-03-12 16:03:38 Ghana’s Richard Commey (26-2, 23 Kos) proved too strong for Mexico’s Alejandro Luna (22-1, 15 KO) as he stopped the latter in round six on Saturday night in Texas, USA. Commey-Luna went into the bout with the aim of becoming the number one contender for the IBF World lightweight belt which is been held by Robert Easter Jr. The win means that Commey’s dream of facing Easter again is imminent   Read More ...
Read: Akufo-Addo’s Birthday Message To His “Beloved Rebecca”
2018-03-12 16:03:32 President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo does not let go an opportunity to let the world know the depth of his love for his wife, Rebecca. And as the First Lady celebrated her 67 birthday on Monday, March 12, the President once again showed his admiration and love for his wife to post on his Twitter handle, a birthday message to Rebecca Akufo-Addo   Read More ...
Nana Pledges More Solar
2018-03-12 12:02:23 President Akufo-Addo with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Akufo-Addo has pledged his government’s commitment to increasing the production of solar energy to supplement the country’s energy needs. Despite an abundance of sunshine in Ghana – with many parts of the country enjoying high levels of solar irradiation (5.524 kwh/m2/day) all year round – he wonders why solar energy only contributes 1% to the energy mix, as opposed to 59% from fossil fuels and 40% from hydro   Read More ...
Justice Apau Must Go
2018-03-12 12:02:14 Justice Yaw Apau. Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), a human rights group, is advocating for Supreme Court judge, Justice Yaw Apau, to resign from the bench for his poor handling of the findings against embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome. According to the group, it is unfortunate for a judge of his repute to deliberately ignore the basic principle of natural justice to give an accused person a fair hearing before going ahead to condemn him for any wrongdoing   Read More ...
Bawumia Rejects ‘Killer’ Hajj Fare
2018-03-12 12:02:09 Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has shot down what many Muslims had described as an exorbitant Hajj fare for the 2018 pilgrimage season and directed that the Ghana Hajj Board should maintain last year’s. Speaking during Prophet Mohammed’s birthday – Maulud Nabiyi – in Kumasi on Saturday, the vice president told the gathering that President Akufo-Addo wants the status quo maintained and has accordingly directed that so be it   Read More ...
Daily Guide Launches TV Station
2018-03-12 12:02:07 Western Group, publisher of the DAILY GUIDE newspaper, last week entered the television space by launching its own TV channel amply named DGN (DAILY GUIDE Network). The channel, a collaborative. Read   Read More ...
Drug trafficker from Ghana hanged after clemency plea rejected
2018-03-12 06:45:24 SINGAPORE - Convicted drug trafficker Billy Agbozo was executed last Friday (March 9) after he failed in his clemency plea. Agbozo, 39, a Ghanaian national, had been found guilty and sentenced to death on July 4, 2016, for trafficking 1.63kg of methamphetamine here in his luggage in April 2013. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of methamphetamine trafficked is more than 250g   Read More ...
Ghanaian immigrant Abe Ankumah hadn't worked on a computer until college — now he runs a data computing firm
2018-03-12 00:19:23 Ghanaian immigrant Abe Ankumah had never worked on a computer before enrolling in college at California Institute of Technology — now he runs data computing firm Nyansa. Nyansa tracks network data, allowing businesses to troubleshoot issues and improve performance on client devices. Ankumah says he first studied the "underpinnings of technology" as a high school student at an all-boys boarding school in Ghana — all without access to computers   Read More ...
What’s the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy? Ghana Contends for the Crown
2018-03-10 17:06:46 Photo TEMA, Ghana — As recently as the 1980s, the West African nation of Ghana was in crisis, crippled by hunger after a series of military coups. But it has held peaceful elections since 1992, and its economic outlook turned considerably brighter about a decade ago, with the discovery of major offshore oil deposits. Now, as oil prices rise again and the country’s oil production rapidly expands, Ghana is on track to make a remarkable claim for a country mired in poverty not long ago: It is likely to have one of the world’s fastest-growing economies this year, according to the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Brookings Institution   Read More ...
Spotlight on poultry and livestock industry at PALS Africa 2018 in Ghana
2018-03-10 13:12:39 Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has collaborated with stakeholders to promote the development of the poultry sub-sector in the country Dr Cyril T Quist, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of MoFA, said that the sector has the potential to save the country several millions of funds in the area of import substitution. He further added that the 2017 Ghana Poultry Report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated local broiler meat production at 35,000 tonnes, representing less than 25 per cent of domestic demand   Read More ...
Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana
2018-03-10 12:19:06 Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when the fault was detected but no-one was hurt, a company statement said   Read More ...
Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana
2018-03-10 12:14:31 A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when the fault was detected but no-one was hurt, a company statement said. "Arik Air flight W3 304 from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018 declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when (an) unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin", it said   Read More ...
Adwoa Aboah announces next 'Gurls Talk' in Ghana
2018-03-10 08:07:09 "I just got back from Ghana," she says," and it was the first time. It sounds weird to say but I felt that they had claimed me... It meant more to me than anything." The daughter of a Ghanaian father and British mother, Aboah grew up in London. She set up "Gurls Talk" after a failed suicide attempt in 2015, openly sharing her struggle with mental health, bipolar disorder and addiction   Read More ...
Ghanaian expatriates celebrate 61st Independence Day
2018-03-09 20:35:57 Dubai: Ghanaian expatriates in the UAE have been urged to continue to help their country develop “beyond aid” as they marked their country’s 61st Independence Day on Thursday. The Republic of Ghana celebrates its independence from British colonial rule of over one century every March 6. Ghana has been traditionally recognised as a leader in African democracy and development after it became the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence in 1957   Read More ...
Aduana Stars won't survive Setif's attack in Algeria, says Boulahdjilet
2018-03-09 18:01:41 ES Setif general manager Djihad Boulahdjilet believes they will ‘wallop’ Aduana Stars next week in the second leg of the Caf Champions League's last qualifying round to make it to the group stage, after losing 1-0 in Dormaa Ahenkro on Wednesday. The defeat was the Black Eagles' first in the qualifying rounds of the competition since 2013, however, the management member is optimistic they will still make it to the group stage at the expense of the Ghanaian champions   Read More ...
Don’t Sink $1 More In Sugar Factory – Kofi Bentil
2018-03-09 16:04:38 Kofi Bentil. Vice-President of IMANI Ghana, a policy think-tank has cautioned government against making any further investment in the Komenda Sugar factory in the Central region, shut down for close to two years. Kofi Bentil, a policy analyst and a lawyer is convinced there is “no way that factory is going to produce sugar at a commercial price”. This is the same position he held when the Mahama government announced it was going to revamp the company   Read More ...
Veep Advocates Healthcare For Women
2018-03-09 16:04:31 Henry Quartey, Deputy Minister for Interior, Dr Sylvia Anie, Nii Okwei Kinta Dowuona, Osu Mantse, IGP David Asante-Apeatu and other dignitaries of the Ghana Police Service in a group photograph. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Ghanaians to fight negative socio-cultural tendencies that keep women away from accessing healthcare. He said even in countries where kidney transplants are performed, women tend more often to donate their kidneys but are less likely to receive them   Read More ...
GFA Veep Sure Of Aduana Success
2018-03-09 16:04:26 George Afriyie. Aduana Stars CAF Champions League return leg against ES Setif next week is a mountain to climb, but Ghana FA vice-president, George Afriyie, insists that it’s not a mission impossible. The two-time Ghana Premier League champions take a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg courtesy Sam Adams’ 72nd minute spot kick. However, there are widespread fears the Ghanaian side could crumble under the weight of expectation ahead of the reverse fixture in Setif next week   Read More ...
Ministry Of Gender To Send Bill To Parliament
2018-03-09 16:04:13 Otiko Afisa Djaba. The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba has told parliament that the Ministry will present the Affirmative Action Bill to parliament during the next meeting just after the Easter holiday break. She asked Members of Parliament to do their best and expedite action on the passage of the Bill after the Easter break to help give more recognition to women   Read More ...
Ghana’s CEOs Have Confidence In Economy
2018-03-09 16:03:58 Ken Ofori Atta, Finance Minister. The first edition of the Business Barometer: Ghana CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) indicates robust confidence levels among senior executives, suggesting that reforms aimed at steadying the economy are beginning to yield results. As part of its year-long survey, the global research and consultancy firm asked over 100 C-suite executives from across the country’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment   Read More ...
Adentan Assembly Honours 5 Students
2018-03-09 16:03:46 Master Prince Kwadwo Baffour overall best in Adentan recieves his citation. The Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMa) in the Greater Accra Region has honoured five students who received the President’s Special Awards (PSA) for 2016/17 academic year. The PSA was instituted to motivate students nationwide who excel in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each academic year. The recipients are Prince Kwadwo Barfour, now a student of the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC); Asomaning Nana Yaw Amponsah, Achimota School; Mfoafo Akosua Asamaniwa, Holy Child School; Dobge Yvonne Selasi, Ola Girls SHS and Mawuse Esther Adjo, Okuapeman SHS (OKUAS)   Read More ...
Small Scale Mining Ban Extended Again
2018-03-09 16:03:38 John Peter Amewu. The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has for the third time extended the ban placed on all forms of small-scale mining. Following the widespread devastation of water resources and forest reserves as a result of the activities of illegal mining, government, in January 2017 placed a ban on small scale mining for a period of six months. The ban was however extended in October 2017, for another three months, which ended in January 2018   Read More ...
Stonebwoy Donates GH¢5,000 To Korle-Bu Accident Centre
2018-03-09 16:03:31 Stonebwoy interacting one of the accident victims. Stonebwoy has donated an amount of GH¢5,000 to the accident ward of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on his 30 birthday. As part of his corporate social responsibility, the BHIM Nation president also donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to patients at the ward. Instituted by The Livingstone Foundation, the initiative is aimed at giving back to society and creating equal opportunities for kids and adults from deprived backgrounds   Read More ...
GTA To Create Web Portal To Market Nation’s Tourism Destinations
2018-03-09 16:03:22 Akwasi Agyemang. The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has initiated moves to create a web portal to effectively market the nation’s tourism destinations to the outside world. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GTA, Akwasi Agyemang, stated that their goal is to substantially increase foreign tourist arrivals to those sites. He said this in an address read on his behalf at the 12 Ashanti Regional Tourism Awards ceremony held in Kumasi to recognise individuals and organisations for their outstanding contribution to the growth of the industry in the region   Read More ...
Mercy Ready To Serve Eastern
2018-03-09 16:03:09 Mercy Amo Darkoah. Until the recent WAFU feat of Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo, head coach of the Black Queens, women coaches have struggled to make impact in the game. But there is yet another dynamic technical brain in the person of Mercy Amo Darkoah who has written her name in gold in Eastern Region football. Nicknamed Obour 1, she succeeded in qualifying a Division Three side Volta Region-based Anyone FC to Division Two, an achievement no woman in the region has achieved   Read More ...
Nigeria Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Ghana: Airline
2018-03-09 12:37:52 Lagos, Nigeria: A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when the fault was detected but no-one was hurt, a company statement said. "Arik Air flight W3 304 from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018 declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when (an) unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin", it said   Read More ...