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

I’m still at post – Lord Commey

The Director of Operations at the Presidency, Mr Lord Commey has dismissed reports that he has been sacked. Reacting to reports on social media suggesting he was sacked for unknown reasons, Mr Commey accused his critics of spreading “lies” because he would not allow them to frustrate his work at the presidency. He spoke in […]
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

AIF announces the top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 taking place in Ghana

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) scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. The event themed “African Innovation: Investing in Prosperity” is going to be the sixth IPA Awards ceremony. […]
June 23, 2017

Obama will queue when visiting Ghana – Ras Mubarak calls for tit for tat

The former National Youth Coordinator and NDC’s  Member of Parliament for Kunbungu in the Northern Region has taken a swipe at the US Ambassador to Ghana for stating that the government of the United States of America (USA) has withdrawn diplomatic courtesies to Ghana’s former Presidents and Members of Parliament (MPs). The US Ambassador to […]
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

Chris Ackumey disagrees with Supreme Court over Ghana Law School Saga

The scrapping of entrance examination and interview for applicants to the Ghana Law School is not the best, private legal practitioner Chris Ackumey has said. He said , I do believe that scrapping of the entrance examination and the interview will not augur well for the best materials entering the law school This was in […]
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 23, 2017

Government to seek Parliamentary ratification for ”GITMO 2”

Government has responded to the Supreme Court’s directive on the fate of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees currently being sheltered in Ghana. In a statement, it says it is taking prompt steps in regards to the others of the Supreme Court. The court declared the decision by the John Mahama administration to shelter the two […]
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