Ghana
First Lady Donates Bus To School Children In New Ningo
MTN Awards Mobile Money Agents
MPs Fear Kumasi Academy Swine Flu
University of Ghana Wins Anti- Corruption Debate
Ghana Home Loans Now GHL Bank
Hajj Board Gets Feather
Forestry Commission, Partners Sign MoU On Restoration Of Tain II Forest Reserve
2017-12-14 20:05:35 One of Ghana’s depleted forest reserves, the Tain II Forest Reserve in the Brong Ahafo Region, will soon be restored to its past glory, as the Forestry Commission (FC) and four other institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU. ) to undertake a landscape restoration of the reserve and its fringe areas. The exercise, which will begin with 2,000 hectares on a pilot basis, ultimately aims to restore 100,000 hectares in the forest reserve   Read More ...
Court Subpoenas Pathologist Over Autopsy Report On JB Danquah
2017-12-14 20:05:31 The late J.B Danquah-Adu. For the fourth time, the Accra District Court has subpoenaed pathologist who conducted autopsy on Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah-Adu to appear before the court. On Thursday, the court asked that another subpoena should be served on Dr Lawrence Edusei, so that he could furnish the court with the full autopsy report on the deceased   Read More ...
First Lady Donates Bus To School Children In New Ningo
2017-12-14 20:05:27 Mrs Rebbeca Akufo-Addo (3rd Right), The First Lady Of Ghana, With Nene Kanor Atiapa III (2nd Right), The Acting Paramount Chief Of Ningo, And Other Elders Of Ningo During TheRead   Read More ...
Ghana Rugby Ends 2017 On High Note With ‘Get Into Rugby’ Festival
2017-12-14 20:05:24 Ghana Rugby ended the year ended on a high note in Accra with the “Get Into Rugby” (GIR) year-end festival at the Kanda Cluster of Schools on Wednesday, December 23, 2017. The schools with rugby teams ended the term with a touch rugby competition among the boys and girls. It is the third time the program has been held at the Kanda Cluster of schools   Read More ...
Policitising Investigations Against EC Chair, 2 Others Unfortunate – Hamid
2017-12-14 20:05:19 Mustapha Hamid. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has rebuffed claims by some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the government is plotting the removal of Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, from office. Speaking on Joy FM, Thursday, December 14, 2017, Mr. Hamid described attempts at politicising the matter as “very, very unfortunate.” Mrs. Osei is facing investigations by a committee set up by the Chief Justice following accusations levelled against her staff of the elections governing body who petitioned the president for her removal   Read More ...
We Can’t Wait To End IMF Program – Osafo-Marfo
2017-12-14 20:05:15 Osafo Marfo. Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has said the government is resolved to ending the three-year extended credit facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The $918-million facility was extended by one year a few weeks after President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that his government was not going to extend the programme. “We want to come out of the IMF programme quickest so we need to meet some levels of the Public Sector Reform   Read More ...
Gov’t Ready To Tap Into Ideas – Bawumia
2017-12-14 20:05:12 Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated the government is opened to ideas from individuals, irrespective of political affiliation that will help transform the economy. Dr. Bawumia noted although the Akufo-Addo-led government has the capable hands to run the economy, it will not “assume the know-it all philosophy”. “As a government, we do not assume the know-it all philosophy but rather believe that a great rich set of ideas are inherent in people like you, and we are ready to tap into that,” Dr   Read More ...
Ecowas Cannot Afford Another Crisis in Liberia, Says Ghanaian President
2017-12-14 18:05:51 By William Q. Harmon Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphatically said that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is not prepared to intervene in another crisis in Liberia should there be one, urging Liberians to stay true to the tenets of democracy. Ghana is one of the well respected members of the regional body and this strong warning comes at a time when Liberia is yet to reach a conclusion of its electoral process, which was allegedly marred by gross irregularities and probable fraud   Read More ...
Africa Needs New Breed of Leaders, Says Ghana's President
2017-12-14 18:03:37 By Jimmey C. Fahngon Visiting Ghanaian President has said Africa needs a new breed of leaders who are willing to transform Liberia. President Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that Africa needs leaders who are committed to govern their people in accordance with the rule of law, respect for individual liberty, human rights, principle of democratic accountability and social justice. The Ghanaian President spoke Wednesday at the 98th graduation exercise of the University of Liberia graduate program   Read More ...
Mahama Joins Kenyatta To Mark Kenya’s Independence Day
2017-12-14 16:03:24 Former President John Mahama And President Of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Former president John Mahama, on Tuesday, joined the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta to mark the country’s Jamhuri Day. Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year to mark Kenya’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1963. Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic”. This is not the first time John Mahama has graced the event, as in 2014, while President of Ghana, he attended the ceremony at the Nyayo National Stadium   Read More ...
Chief Justice Launches Anti-Graft Action Plan
2017-12-14 16:03:20 Justice Sophia Akuffo Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has urged the judiciary not to be discouraged in the fight against corruption. According to her, corruption undermines the integrity of the judiciary and ought to be addressed, curtailed and uprooted whilst dealing effectively with complaints. Speaking at the launch of Judicial Service Anti-corruption Action Plan in Accra on Thursday, 14 December 2017, she said judges must always adhere to ethical principles enshrined in the code of ethics to uphold their integrity   Read More ...
Zlatan Brands Guardiola ‘Immature’
2017-12-14 16:03:17 Pep Guardiola And Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a scathing attack on Pep Guardiola, branding the Manchester City manager as ‘immature’. Ibrahimovic joined Barcelona in 2009 and played under Guardiola, but only stayed at the club for a season as he struggled to feature regularly at the Nou Camp. The now-Manchester United striker blames his failure at Barca on Guardiola, criticising his man-management and personal skills   Read More ...
Over 50 Percent Of Loans And Grants Remain Unutilised
2017-12-14 16:03:13 Mr Yaw Osafo-Marfo. Mr Yaw Osafo-Marfo, the Senior Minister, has said that over 50 per cent of loans and grants given to Ghana have not been spent for various reasons. “While some institutions are looking for money to carry out certain programmes and projects, there are money which have come from various development partners, some grants (grant meaning that we are not to pay back) and for one reason or the other we are not able to use this money efficiently and effectively,” he said   Read More ...
EC Bosses: To Remove From Office Or Not To Remove From Office
2017-12-14 16:03:10 The seriously incriminating allegations and counter allegations made by the three EC bosses against themselves suggests to me that they are plagued with irreconcilable differences that makes it almost impossible for them to work together again. This would certainly have grave consequences for election administration in Ghana. Knowing this, we cannot sit unconcerned and sweep matters under the carpet as a nation   Read More ...
Nana Addo Not Interested In Removing EC Chair – Eugene Arhin
2017-12-14 16:03:05 Eugene Arhin. The Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, has rubbished claims suggesting that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is on a deliberate mission to have the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission , Charlotte Osei removed from office. In the wake of the establishment of a prima facie case against Mrs. Osei following allegations of corruption and abuse of office leveled against her in two separate petitions, NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Suhuyini Alhassan, has stated that the governing NPP is on an agenda to dismiss the former   Read More ...
Herbert Mensah On Ghana Rugby’s Hosting Of The Rugby Afrique 2018 Bronze Cup
2017-12-14 16:03:01 Herbert Mensah. The Rugby Africa Bronze Cup will then take place from the 9th to the 12th of May in Accra, Ghana. Reformulated for the occasion in a four-team competition, this tournament is the gateway to Rugby Africa’s men’s rugby competition. Lesotho and Ghana make their first appearance at this level following Lesotho’s victory in the Regional Challenge 2017 and Ghana’s acquisition of full membership status of World Rugby   Read More ...
  £265,000 Each For Germany If…  
2017-12-14 16:02:57 German players will receive £265,000 each if they successfully defend their World Cup title in Russia next year, the country’s football association (DFB) said on yesterday. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received a bonus of £265,000 each. The team under coach Joachim Low will receive no payout for group stage victories or for reaching the round of 16, but a spot in the quarter-finals will earn each of them £66,000 and a semi-final place £110,000   Read More ...
H1N1 Outbreak: 10,000 Vaccines To Arrive Soon – GHS
2017-12-14 16:02:54 The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is expected to take delivery of 10,000 vaccines in the coming days to fight the dreaded H1N1 outbreak that has hit the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti region leading to the death of four persons. Disclosing the move in an interview on Starr Today, the head of Disease Surveillance at the GHS, Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe explained they decided to take in delivery of 10,000 because the outbreak is a “localized” one   Read More ...
Mahama Is Disrespecting Recommendations Of Kwesi Botchwey Report – Bagbin
2017-12-14 16:02:50 Alban Kingsford Bagbin and John Mahama. Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has disclosed that former President John Dramani Mahama is disrespecting recommendations contained in the Kwesi Botcwhey report presented by a 13-member fact finding team that was commissioned to establish the cause of the party’s defeat at the 2016 polls and proffer solutions. He indicates that Mr Mahama’s involvement in the party’s unity walks organized by non-executives member buttress the point he is not acting in conformity with recommendations of the 455-page Committee’s report   Read More ...
PNC Wants Charlotte Osei Out Before 2020
2017-12-14 16:02:46 Charlotte Osei. National Treasurer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Akanni Adams says the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Charlotte Osei, should have resigned long before hearing began on a petition filed to look into her tenure. According to him, the decisions taken prior to the 2016 polls – one of which is the initial disqualification of his party’s candidate – must be avoided as the country prepares for the 2020 polls   Read More ...
‘Abodam’ Arrested For Exhuming Dead Body
2017-12-14 16:02:43 Dug Out Grave Yard. Residents of Akyem Old Tafo in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region have been left in s state of shock after a young man in his mid 20s exhumed a dead body claiming the deceased family failed to pay GH¢20 as cost of his services after the burial. Kwame Korankye Nkansah’s corpse was interred at the Old Tafo cemetery a fortnight ago but Attah a   Read More ...
Ribery In Court …Over Unpaid Commission
2017-12-14 16:02:39 Franck Ribery In Court Franck Ribery made an appearance on court on Tuesday after his former agent claimed the Bayern Munich star owed him €3.5million (£3.1m). Bruno Heiderscheid claims he is owed the figure as commission from Ribery’s £27m transfer from Marseille to Bayern in 2007. Ribery is contesting the claim. The agent claims there was a verbal agreement made, and later, a physical document, which was shown to the court   Read More ...
Jealous Woman Sets Lover Ablaze
2017-12-14 12:04:21 Alfred Amamoo Eshun. A 28-year-old woman, Mena Ekua, is in the grips of the Police at Kwesimintsim, near Takoradi for allegedly setting her boyfriend on fire over misunderstanding last Monday. The victim, Alfred Amamoo Eshun, 31, and a mechanic, who is popularly called Abeiku, is currently receiving treatment at the Kwesimintsim Hospital while the suspect is in the custody of the Kwesimintsim Police   Read More ...
KATH Baby Project 95% Complete
2017-12-14 12:04:16 Stephen Coret of Africa Building Partners and Prof Baafuor Opoku explaining a point to some journalists during the media tour. About 95 percent of work has been done on the ultra-modern Mother & Baby Unit (MBU) Centre currently under construction at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. Barring any last minute hitch, the facility which boasts of several modern equipment, will be opened for public use next month, Stephen Coret, an engineer of Africa Building Partners (ABP), contractors building the facility, said   Read More ...
We Are Superhuman -Vanessa Gyan Inspires Pregnant Women
2017-12-14 12:04:10 Radio & TV personality Vanessa Gyan last Friday brought together a number of pregnant women and post-partum moms at the Ridge Hospital in Accra as part of an empowerment programme called ‘Post Pregnancy Boujie Express’. The event is geared towards making sure that expectant moms and post-partum moms are given all the attention they deserve. The Live FM presenter believes pregnancy is such a beautiful experience and as such every woman should feel fabulous both during and after pregnancy   Read More ...
Adentan Assembly Adopts New Strategies
2017-12-14 12:04:06 A section of the audience. The Adentan Municipal Assembly has adopted new strategies which would make the municipality a modern commercial enclave within Accra. The Adentan Municipal Assembly Officer, Lillian Baeka announced this when she led a power point presentation of the Assembly’s Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) 2018-2021 at the Praise Sanctuary Chapel auditorium at Adentan on Tuesday. She added that the decision was informed by development priorities of the assembly   Read More ...
WHO Pushes For Stronger Births & Deaths Data
2017-12-14 12:04:02 The participants after the opening session of the four-day workshop. Dr Owen Kaluwa, World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative for Ghana, has indicated the need for better birth and death statistics systems in order to detect impending health threats in real time. He said such data was important to predict health status of the population to pave way for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators   Read More ...
Residents Demonstrates Over Missing Relatives
2017-12-14 12:03:57 Spokesperson Thomas Dandzo handing over petiioin to Ho West DCE The chiefs and people of Saviefe and their allies that have formed the Sasadu Union have given the Police a 14-day ultimatum to locate their relative George Eric Komla Akorli who went missing on Saturday, 25 November, 2017. They gave the warning at Dzolopuita in Ho West District of the Volta Region after over 500 residents walked for several hours from Saviefe to Dzolopuita to petition the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ho West and Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Hohoe   Read More ...
22 Gospel Artistes For ‘Worship Above Reason’ Concert
2017-12-14 12:03:53 Twenty-two gospel artistes have been invited to perform at the 2017 edition of a gospel musical event dubbed ‘Worship Above Reason’ (WAR) slated for December 15 at the new fully-air conditioned Dome of the Action Chapel, Spintex in Accra. The event is being organised to bring together on one platform children of God to worship and praise God and also to thank Him for his blessings   Read More ...
Repair Works Ongoing at Yapei-Buipe Bridges
2017-12-14 12:03:49 Deputy Minister for Roads and Highway, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi at Yapei bridge. Repair works are ongoing on the Buipe-Yapei bridge after it was closed down early this month. The closure of the bridge for repair works has affected human and vehicular movement. It is estimated that about GH¢4 million would be used to repair the bridge for four weeks. Briefing the media, the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highway, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, said work on the bridge is 55 percent complete and it’s expected to hit 80 percent in a week’s time   Read More ...
Media Excel To Host Kwahu Music Festival
2017-12-14 12:03:44 S.P Kofi Sarpong. As part of activities lined-up to celebrate this year’s Christmas, Media Excel, an event organising firm, will host a three-day musical event dubbed ‘Kwahu Republic Music Festival’ at Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region. The three-day music festival, slated from Sunday, December 24 to Tuesday December 26, will witness performances from 30 Ghanaian highlife, gospel and hiplife artistes   Read More ...
Gunmen Kill One In Bimbilla
2017-12-14 12:03:40 One of the suspects with the guns. Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that unidentified gunmen have shot and killed one at Alulani a suburb of Bimbilla in the Nanumba North district of the Northern Region. According to the police, at about 8.00 pm, gunshots were heard at Alulani, a suburb of Bimbilla and when the Police and Military patrol team rushed to the area, they discovered one female dead body, Alhassan Rahinatu, 40 with gun-shot wounds   Read More ...
I Love Bad Girl Roles –Lamisi Nelson
2017-12-14 12:03:32 Lamisi Nelson. Actress Lamisi Nelson has said even though she likes to be versatile by playing different roles in the movies, she enjoys bad girl roles. According to her, it is not just fun playing bad girl roles but it also challenges her to be different. “As an actress you will always want to play different roles that make your job fun   Read More ...
PPP Seeks To Join Petition Against EC Chair, Deputies
2017-12-14 04:06:05 Kofi Asamoah Siaw. The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), wants to join a petition calling for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) , Charlotte Osei’s removal. Their demand follows the establishment of a prima facie case against Mrs. Osei, following allegations of corruption and abuse of office leveled against her in two separate petitions. The PPP in a statement explained that, it will present “evidence against the Electoral Commission of Ghana” if given the chance to join the case   Read More ...
Ghana Needs 600 Million Dollars For 100% Electricity Coverage – Veep
2017-12-14 04:06:00 Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday said Ghana needed 600 million dollars to achieve 100 per cent electricity coverage across the country from the current 85 per cent. He said the Government had put in place measures to enable it to achieve this goal within the next three years, which would facilitate its job creation and industrial agenda and ensure prosperity for all Ghanaians   Read More ...
Policeman, Three Others Arrested For Armed Rrobbery
2017-12-14 04:05:57 A policeman suspected to be an accomplice in armed robbery incidents at Community 18 and Sakumono in Accra has been arrested at the Tsopoli police barrier in the Greater Accra region while trying to escape. His other accomplices, two men and a taxi driver, have all been arrested and locked up at the Community 18 police station, while a search on them yielded one foreign pistol and six rounds of ammunition   Read More ...
AMA To Use Tech In Collecting Revenue
2017-12-14 04:05:50 The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will start using technology in collecting revenue, mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah has said. This, he said, will help deal with potential fraud associated with revenue mobilsation among AMA officials. He explained that the AMA will use a ‘Point-of-Sale’ device that will enable the AMA head office track the number of tickets that have been issued by all AMA officials in ticketing   Read More ...
Don’t ‘Relax’ In Tackling Swine Flu – Pharmacist Tells Government
2017-12-14 04:05:47 Student from KUMACA SHS. Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had been contained after four student deaths   Read More ...
2nd Deputy BoG Boss Hasn’t Resigned – Governor
2017-12-14 04:05:42 Dr Ernest Addison, BoG Governor. The Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Ernest Addison has dismissed media reports that his second deputy governor has resigned. According to him, Dr. Johnson Asiama is still at post at the Bank of Ghana. Media reports are rife that Dr. Asiama who was appointed into office during the tenure of former President John Mahama has taken his accumulated leave and will not return to the job   Read More ...
Bawku SHS: One Student Dies Of Meningitis; Five On Admission
2017-12-14 04:05:38 At least one student of the Bawku Senior High Technical School has been confirmed dead following what is believe to be an outbreak of meningitis in the school. Five more students have been admitted at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday. Doctors at the hospital confirmed to TV3’s Upper East regional correspondent, Rabiu Tanko Mohammed, that meningitis has been identified as the cause of death of a third year student of the school   Read More ...