June 24, 2017

Gov’t will not review cocoa prices despite 40% dip in world market price – Majority

The Deputy Chairman of the Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs Committee of Parliament, Kwame Asafu-Adjei says despite the 40 percent fall in the price of Cocoa on the World Market, government will not review the price of the commodity downwards. He said calls for money from the Cocoa Stabilization Fund to be used to increase […]
June 23, 2017

Snapchat maps raises child safety worries

An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where […]
June 23, 2017

Majority accuse Dr Opuni of diverting fertilisers to NDC Gurus

The Majority in Parliament has accused a former Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni, of diverting fertilisers meant for all cocoa farmers to individuals linked to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during his tenure. The Vice Chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee, Kwame Asafu Adjei, who addressed a press […]
June 23, 2017

Former Prez Rawlings celebrates birthday with CLOGSAG

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has celebrated former President Jerry John Rawlings as he turns 70 years. Celebrating this year’s United Nations/African Public Service Day on the theme: “Entrenching A Citizen-Centred Service Delivery Culture: Partnering with the Youth for Africa’s Transformation” on Friday 23 June, 2017, CLOGSAG presented a birthday […]
June 23, 2017

Africa Innovates: Top 10 nominees for the 2017 Innovation Prize For Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) on Thursday, 15th June 2017 announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) taking place at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. The event themed “African Innovation: Investing in Prosperity” is going to be the sixth IPA […]
June 23, 2017

Ashanti Region now haven for smuggling of small arms and ammunition

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, says the region is being used as conduit for the smuggling of small arms and ammunition to other regions. Additionally, the region has seen an invasion of foreign prostitutes to compound the already bad security situation such as illegal mining and uncontrolled nomadic herdsmen and their cattle. Mr. […]
June 23, 2017

FDA discounts claims of ‘plastic rice’ on market

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has rubbished claims that the Ghanaian market is inundated with plastic rice, contrary to assertions on social media. The FDA following circulation of videos on social media platforms claiming the existence of plastic rice in the country, conducted laboratory test to ascertain the veracity of the claim. But the […]
June 23, 2017

Ashanti Region now haven for smuggling of small arms and ammunition

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, says the region is being used as conduit for the smuggling of small arms and ammunition to other regions. Additionally, the region has seen an invasion of foreign prostitutes to compound the already bad security situation such as illegal mining and uncontrolled nomadic herdsmen and their cattle. Mr. […]
June 23, 2017

Asantehene promises to end dispute between Kumasi and Techiman

The Asantehene, Otumfou Osei Tutu II yesterday paid a historic visit to the Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Omanhene of Takyiman (Techiman) Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Asantehene stopped at Techiman Palace, on his way to Nkroranza to attend the funeral of Nkoranzahene, Okatakyie Agyemang Kudom IV. The Asantehene and his entourage were […]
June 23, 2017

Police Service to recruit 8,000 personnel this year

The Ghana Police Service will this year recruit eight thousand personnel to shore up the staff strength with a target to employ more females to meet current demands of gender equality. The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Defy who made this known in Kumasi Thursday, announced also that the Council of State has approved nominees […]
June 19, 2017

Akufo Addo swears in new Chief Justice

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in Justice Sophia Akuffo as the new Chief Justice. She takes over from Justice Georgina Wood who retired this month after she was appointed by President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2007. Justice Akuffo was on Monday approved by Parliament by consensus. Addressing parliament during the approval process, the […]
June 19, 2017

Veep Dr. Bawumia Leaves Accra Tuesday, for 5-day Working Visit To China

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will leave Ghana on Tuesday, June 20 for a five-day working visit to China. Dr. Bawumia’s visit is upon the invitation of the Vice President of China, Li Yuanchao. A statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Vice President will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart as well […]
June 8, 2017

Some Major Roads To Be Closed For Major Mahama’s Funeral On Friday

The Ghana Police Service in a statement said some roads will be closed to motorists on Friday, in connection with the state funeral to be held for late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. A statement signed by ASP Effia Tenge of Public Affairs Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the Castle road from the AU […]
June 8, 2017

Armed Forces To Start Training At Alavanyo/Nkonya Areas To Ensure Security

The Ghana Armed Forces is to start training on the disputed land in the Alavanyo and Nkonya Traditional areas. This is part of measures to ensure constant presence of the security agencies on the ground to forestall the killings in the area. The Minister of Defence Dominic Nitiwul stated this on the Floor of Parliament […]
June 8, 2017

Ghana’s First Female Chief Justice Officially Bows Out Today To Become A Council Of State Member

Ghana’s first female Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, officially retires from the Bench Today, June 8. Georgina Wood (née Lutterodt) was born on 8 June 1947 in Ghana. Mrs. Georgina Wood worked with the Ghana Police Service as a deputy superintendent and public prosecutor for three years before later joining the Judicial Service as […]
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