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GPCC Salutes Akufo-Addo.

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has commended the appointees of President Akufo-Addo for their show of great statesmanship in honouring and collaborating with their immediate predecessors. The highest decision making body of Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana particularly commended Hon. Shirley ...

- ModernGhana - GH

A-G Takes Over Donkorkrom Cop-Robbers Case.

The docket on the case involving the two serving police officers, who attempted to rob the Ghana Commercial Bank bullion van at Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region, has finally been assigned to a State Attorney. Detective Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu told the court yesterday that officials of the Attorney-General ...

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Mugabe, Zuma Named Africa's 'Worst' Leaders.

Head of International Relations at Webster University, Ghana, Dr. Leonard Suransky, says the majority of presidents in Africa are bad leaders who are unfit to lead their countries to prosperity in the 21st Century. He made special mention of Presidents Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma of Zimbabwe and South Africa, whom he said ...

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Ghana's Cecilia Anim awarded CBE by the Queen of England.

A Ghanaian-born nurse in the UK, Cecilia Anim, has been awarded a CBE, by the Queen of England as part of her 2017 New Year Honours list. 2017's honours were touted as most diverse ever in the almost 100-year history of the Order of the British Empire, with Ghana 8217;s Cecilia Anim ...

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SA Xeno Attacks: No Ghanaian Affected Yet - Ayorkor Botchwey.

No Ghanaian has yet been affected in the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Foreign affairs minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said. Our checks in the country indicated that no Ghanaian national or their businesses have been affected in the recent attacks. Our embassy in Pretoria and the foreign ministry will ...

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Mortuary Man Reveals How He Refused To Sell Human Parts.

It is no secret that persons who are overly obsessed with wealth are prepared to go at all lengths in order to be rich. In Ghana it is common knowledge that such persons are always directed by those they seek money rituals from to use human parts in conducting sacrifices to solidify their 'ill-gotten' wealth. My ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Xenophobic Attacks: No Ghanaian, business has been attacked in SA- Ayokor Botchway.

The Foreign Affairs minister says no Ghanaian individual or business has been attacked in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In an emergency address in Parliament Friday, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway who briefed the House on the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa said her outfit is taking steps to ensure that ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Photos: Mahama Visits Johannesburg University.

Former president John Mahama has visited the University of Johannesburg as part of his visit of South Africa. PHOTO]http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/224201754109 mahamainsa51024x682.jpeg In an interaction with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, the Deputy VC, Heads of Faculty and other academics ...

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CPP marks 51 years of Nkrumah's overthrow today.

The Convention People's Party , says Ghana has fallen behind in all aspects of development because of the lack of political will to implement the ideologies of the first President of the Republic, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Today , 2017, marks 51 years of the overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. At a ceremony to mark the day, the Na ...

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Photo of the week: Obstructive advertising billboard.

Pedestrian right is always taken for granted in many cities across the country. Pedestrians have to compete with petty traders, motor cyclists for space. At Bogya Bi Yedom near Kokomlmle in Accra, however, pedestrians now have to compete where a 39;giant 39; advertising billboard which has taken almost half of the ...

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Police vow to smoke out, prosecute perpetrators of instant justice.

The Inspector General of Police has condemned the recent acts of instant justice visited on persons suspected of committing crimes in parts of the country. David Asante Apeatu has vowed to smoke out the perpetrators and put them before court. Speaking at the Ghana Police Service annual West African Security Service ...

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Akufo-Addo lauds police for role in peaceful Dec polls, swift Bimbilla intervention

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has praised the Ghana Police Service for what he described as the professional manner in which they conduct themselves. Singling out the success of the December 7, 2016 general elections and the handling of recent disturbances at Bimbilla in the Northern Region, the President praised ...

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Charterhouse holds National Women's Summit on March 8

CharterHouse, an events management organisation is putting together the National Women 39;s Summit in Accra to celebrate the role of the Ghanaian woman to the development of the country. The summit which is in partnership with Joy FM, and Access W Initiative and supported by the Executive Women Network, Business Camp; ...

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KNUST student commits suicide

A first-year Chemical Engineering student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has committed suicide, Joy News sources in Kumasi has confirmed. According to the sources, Adwoa Agyarka Anyimadu-Antwi, 18, took her life at the early hours of Friday in her hostel room with a rope. ...

- ModernGhana - GH

We Want To Return Home - Ghanaians Living In SA

Some Ghanaians living in South Africa have expressed strong desire to return home following brutal xenophobic attacks on some African Nationals in that country, Donald, a Ghanaian in South Africa has said. He told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr on Thursday, February 23, 2017 that ldquo;many of us are thinking of coming ...

- ModernGhana - GH

No staff has been dismissed - COCOBOD denies NDC claims

The Ghana Cocoa Board has denied claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress that about 110 of its staff have been dismissed. At a press conference to present their lsquo;True State of the Nation Address rsquo; on Wednesday, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu stated that the Akufo-Addo-led administration has dismissed ...

- ModernGhana - GH

First Lady Pledges To Help The Vulnerable In #IpledgeGH Tweet

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has pledge to help the less fortunate in society, especially women and children, as part of the I Pledge Ghana Campaign introduced as part of Ghana's diamond jubilee celebrations. President Nana Akufo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo began the campaign on Twitter by pledging to provide equal opportunity ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Let's Fight Child Trafficking - Otiko Djaba

The minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on every Ghanaian to be vigilant in their environments and help to track and stop child trafficking in Ghana. Speaking in a campaign dubbed ldquo;Open your eyes to Child Trafficking rdquo;, a special initiative by the Pamela ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Gang-raping 12-yr old to death; police begins manhunt for suspects

The Tamale Metropolitan Police Command is on a manhunt for some alleged gang rapists whose assault caused the death of a 12-year old girl on Wednesday, February 22. The 12-year old deceased was a class five pupil of the Tamale Bishops Roman Catholic Primary School located at Choggu. The sad incident occurred at the deceased ...

- ModernGhana - GH

I Support Free SHS 100 Percent - E. T. Mensah Confesses

Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah says he supports the initiative of government to make Senior High School education free for all Ghanaians. Speaking on 3FM rsquo;s morning show, Sunrise, the veteran politician said that, ldquo;I will go for Free SHS. We have oil etc. We must find the money, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

President Akufo-Addo appoints Secretary to Cabinet

Pursuant to Article 76 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari as Secretary to the Cabinet, effective February 14, 2017. She becomes the first woman in Ghana rsquo;s history to hold this position. Ambassador Mercy Yvonne ...

- ModernGhana - GH

#SOTNGhana: Nana Addo vs. John Mahama

President Akufo-Addo has accused the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration of increasing the country 8217;s debt stock to about 122 billion from 9.5 billion in 2009. The President while speaking in Parliament during his first State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, further noted that, he inherited a $2.4 billion ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Pope Francis To Send Envoy To Ghana@60

President Akufo-Addo with Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich and Shirley Ayorkor Botchway The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis, has sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his assumption of the high office of the land, after his victory in the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Mercy Debrah-Karikari appointed 1st female Cabinet Secretary

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari as Secretary to the Cabinet. She becomes the first woman in Ghana's history to hold this position. Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari is a career diplomat, and was until her appointment, Ghana's High Commissioner to ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana, Czech Republic deepen ties

Ghana and the Czech Republic have identified new opportunities to strengthen the relations between the two countries. This came to light when the Czech Republic Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Madam Margita Fuschova, paid courtesy call on the Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul. Among the many issues discussed at the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

4 arrested for human trafficking

The police have raided and arrested four persons including an Arabian for allegedly being part of a human trafficking ring in Accra. This follows a Joy News collaboration with the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Police Service about the activities of human traffickers. According to Joy News 39; Kwetey Nartey, the ring ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Uncertain future causing 'extreme anxiety' among migrants, Richmond warns

Many migrants currently living in Malta find themselves in a state of great uncertainty over what is going to happen to them in the coming months, the Richmond Foundation has warned. Such uncertainty can cause extreme anxiety as well as a sense of helplessness, as there is nothing they can do to exert control over their ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Perseus adjusts life-of-mine plan at Edikan

An updated life-of-mine plan at dual-listed Perseus Mining's Edikan gold mine, in Ghana, has forecast a weighted average all-in site cost, including all direct production costs, royalties, waste stripping costs and sustaining capital expenditure, of $875/oz for the five-year period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Fire Service responds swiftly to prevent another fire at Kumasi Central Market

The swift intervention by the officers of the Ghana National Fire Service prevented what could have been yet another fire disaster at the Kumasi Central Market. Four shops had been destroyed in suspected arson attempt early Tuesday by the time fire personnel managed to quench the fire. A plastic fuel container a box of ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Volta Fashion and Arts Fair launched in Ho

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa has said very little has been done to harness the talents and potential in fashion and arts of the teeming Ghanaian youth. According to him, the dual sector of fashion and arts have the potential of creating jobs for dozens of youth in the country. The Minister made these ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Let's put stop to tyranny -GTUC SRC Prez advised

The Student Representative Council President of the Eastern Regional branch of Ghana Telecom University College , Mr. Joshua Atta Mensah, has passionately appealed to management of the institution to put a stop to tyranny in its administrative processes. According to the SRC President and former Eastern Regional Coordinator ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Kofi Nti takes over GRA

The former head of the Tax Policy Unit of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has taken up position as the new Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority . With over thirty years of experience as a banker, economist,accountant and tax expert, Mr. Nti promised to work hard to turn-around ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana must work hard to maintain peace … Says former Liberian refugee

Iso Paelay, a former Liberian refugee in Ghana, has pleaded with Ghanaians to eschew pride and rather work hard to maintain the peace in the country, explaining that laxity could disturb the country. Greed, accusations and counter-accusations, in addition to unguided utterances on the airwaves, ethnocentrism and trouble ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Prang chief calls for support for Nana's gov't

Nana Kwadwo Nyarko III, Paramount Chief of Prang Traditional area, has appealed to Ghanaians to support the developmental agenda of the government to achieve the best for the nation. The Chief said His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the President, deserves all the support of Ghanaians to succeed. Meeting with ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Asamang SDA District inaugurated

The Asamang Seventh-Day Adventist Church , under the Ashanti Central Ghana Conference , has been inaugurated as an independent district. The newest district under the ACGC, which was carved out of old EffiduaseDistrict, has about four organised churches and two company churches, with about 1,200 congregation. Delivering the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

I don't appoint DCEs -Minister

Before he assumes office as Regional Minister, RocksonAyineBukari has dismissed rumours that he is using his ministerial position to influence who becomes the next Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga. There are rumours originating from a section of the public and among some faithfuls of the governing New Patriotic ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Consumers accuse Voltic of deceit

Consumers have raised concern over the alleged deception by Voltic Ghana Limited and Nivaansh Manufacturing Company Limited, producers of Voltic bottled water and Cool Pac sachet water respectively. Voltic Company Limited and Cool Pac have entered into a business transaction in the name of franchise, which has led to a ...

- ModernGhana - GH

First Lady launches private sector Malaria prevention initiative

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has launched two initiatives which are intended to be a platform for encouraging active private sector participation in efforts at eradicating incidents of Malaria in Ghana. The Private Sector Malaria Prevention Project and Malaria Safe Initiative which is spearheaded by Johns Hopkins ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Korle-bu in another scandal but management disputes fruit price inflation claims

Ghana 39;s biggest referral centre the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is once again in another scandal this time involving the hospital 39;s canteen. Documents available to Adom FM suggests, the hospital 39;s canteen is buying fruits, thrice the price of what is originally sold in the market. The new scandal confirmed by the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

'He could have been my own brother' - President expresses regret over migrant's suicide

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said this morning that the migrant who killed himself could have been my own brother'. Of course I am shocked and worried, with anyone who feels the need to take their own life. He could have been my own brother,' she said. Times of Malta yesterday reported how Ghanaian Frederick Ofosu, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Amnesty For National Service Defaulters

THE NATIONAL Service Scheme has set Friday, March 17, 2017 as the deadline for all eligible Ghanaians who failed to undertake their national service in previous years but now wish to do so, to register and do it. In a statement issued by its Acting Executive Director, Ussif Mustapha, the NSS indicated that eligible ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Court orders AMA and IGP to apologise to JoyNews reporters

The High Court - Human Rights Division - has ordered former Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Inspector-General of Police to render an apology to two Multimedia journalists. The court, presided over by Justice Anthony K. Yeboah found the AMA under Alfred Oko Vanderpuije and police unlawfully interfered with and violated ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Sunyani Assembly Fails To Elect PM

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region yesterday failed to elect a new Presiding Member to steer the affairs of the assembly after three rounds of voting. Two assembly members, Yaw Brenyah of Number One Electoral Area and Ansu Kumi of Abesim Electoral Area, both teachers, failed to secure two-thirds of the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Assembly Grateful To “I Am Aware Project”

The Deputy Coordinating Director of the Dormaa East District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region, Mr. Amoako Adams has expressed appreciation for the ldquo;I AM AWARE ldquo; project, an initiative of the Cenre for Democratic Development and implemented in partnership with Resource Link Foundation-Ghana with funding from ...

- ModernGhana - GH

SONA '17: Previous Gov't Left $2.4bn Energy Sector Debt

President Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana's energy sector is saddled with huge debts which threatens reliable power supply if immediate measures are not taken. Delivering his maiden State of the Nation Address, President Akufo-Addo said attempts by the Mahama administration to solve the energy crisis that bedeviled the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Akua Donkor 'Trial' Begins March, 7

From left: Yussif Yakubu, Razak Abdul Shaibu, Banabas Kayase and Opoku Agyeman An Accra Circuit Court has set March 7, 2017 to start the hearing of the case involving four persons, who allegedly robbed Akua Donkor, founder of the Ghana Freedom Party of her money and items. The case was adjourned on February 6, 2017 because ...

- ModernGhana - GH

SoNA: Akufo-Addo In Quagmire - Ricketts-Hagan

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is having a tough time implementing the litany of promises he made to Ghanaians ahead of last year rsquo;s elections, hence his resort to the blame game during his delivery of the State of the Nation Address in parliament, George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, a former Deputy Minister of ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Akufo-Addo's SoNA Inspiring But... - MFWA Boss

From all indications, as seen in his maiden State of the Nation Address, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo means well for Ghana, Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa has said. According to him, the president rsquo;s address was very inspiring and one that gives hope to all ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Citi FM's Richard Sky in Washington for 2017 IVLP

Citi FM's Eyewitness News Anchor and Parliamentary Correspondent, Richard Sky, is in the United States of America as one of the guests currently visiting the US State Department. Mr. Sky, who left Accra on Saturday for Washington DC, was invited to be part of the highly reputable International Visitors Leadership Program , ...

- ModernGhana - GH

#SONA 2017: What Ghanaians are saying on social media

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered his first State of the Nation Address before Parliament on Tuesday. The address highlighted the state of Ghana rsquo;s economy, education, security and how his administration is plans fixing some of the challenges facing the country. Ghanaians have been sharing their views on ...

- ModernGhana - GH

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