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Driver Gets Death By Hanging Sentence For Murder.

The driver who confessed to killing African-American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Accra High Court. The court presided over by Justice Merley Afua Wood, passed the death sentence last Wednesday after a seven-member jury unanimously found Yaw Anokye Frimpong, 22, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana Joins UNICEF To Mark World Children's Day.

The United Nation Children 39;s Fund together with its partners has commemorated World Children 39;s Day with a youth takeover dialogue in Accra. It was under the theme: ldquo;African dialogue 2017: The Africa I want. rdquo; The dialogue brought together 10 boys and girls from Burkina Faso, Cote d 39;Ivoire, The Gambia, Gh ...

- ModernGhana - GH

32-Year-Old Man Thrown Into Jail For Defiling Class 2 Pupil.

A TECHIMAN Circuit Court in the Brong Ahafo Region has last Friday jailed a 32 years old farmer, Issah Ababuo, for 23 years for defiling a nine year old class two pupil at Kokofu in the Atebubu Amanten district of the region. The convict who originally appeared before the Atebubu Magistrate 39;s Court was later transferred ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Comptroller General Committed To Good Governance.

The Comptroller-General of Immigration , Kwame Asuah Takyi, has indicated his readiness to work with the rank and file to promote good governance in the Ghana Immigration Service. He made the remark while addressing a durbar of senior officers at the service 39;s headquarters on Wednesday. The CGI said he would encourage ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Gas Cylinder Scares Ghana Parliament.

Drama ensued in Ghana 39;s Parliament on Friday as a Member of Parliament stormed the Chamber with a Gas cylinder. The MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem George Mireku Duker walked into the lawmaking edifice with the gas receptacle to show as an exhibit during the debate on the 2018 budget. Confusion ensued when the legislator pulled the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Rebecca Akufo-Addo Commissions AGI Office In China.

First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Association of Ghana Industry 39;s first liaison office in Qingdao, China. The opening of the AGI office which was facilitated by the Belt and Road Collaborative Innovative Centre of China, is expected to boost Chinese investment in Ghana especially towards the One-Dis ...

- ModernGhana - GH

FREE SHS Lacks Legislation---Raymond Atuguba.

Senior Law lecturer at the University of Ghana Law School Dr Raymond Atuguba has warned the free SHS policy introduced by President Akufo-Addo could collapse if it loses power. This, according to him, is due to the absence of a legislation to make it binding on successive governments. Speaking at a constitution review ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Judgement For Exton Cubic Case Set For February 2018.

A High Court in Accra has set February 8, 2018, to give a ruling on an injunction application filed by Exton Cubic Limited, challenging the revocation of their mining lease by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister. The Minister, John Peter Amewu, revoked the company rsquo;s licenses to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Major Manufacturing Companies Launch Coalition To Support Government's Sanitation Efforts.

hellip;Accra, 23rd November, 2017- Eight major manufacturing companies in Ghana have made significant progress towards a commitment to support Government rsquo;s efforts at delivering sustainable plastic waste management solutions through advocacy, public awareness and multi stakeholder collaborations. The companies would ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Co-Op Insurance Partner With Climate Care On Carbon Offsetting Programme.

Co-Op Insurance are the 1st major UK insurer leading the way with a new carbon offset programme Helping to fund the provision of Gyapa stoves for 140,000 people in Ghana Gyapa stoves are 60% more efficient than traditional metal stoves resulting in less carbon emissions Co-op Insurance is the first ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Cape Times columnist Haricharan wins global award.

He has been honoured with Best Paper Award at International Conference on Public Administration in Ghana for his paper on Operation Sukuma Sakhe.

- Cape Times - SA

Chiefs Make Strong Case For The Splitting Of Brong Ahafo Into Three

The Brong Ahafo region may be split into three if requests from petitioners seeking the split are able to make a convincing argument before the Commission of Inquiry. Already, two petitions from different parts of the regions are before the Commission, all seeking a new region out of the existing one. Petitioners from the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Government Bans Private Firms From Lifting Contaminated Fuel At BOST

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has told Parliament that no individual is now allowed to lift contaminated oil from Ghana 39;s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company . This, he said, is part of interim measures to prevent the supply of contaminated fuel onto the Market following the BOST scandal where some 5 million ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Melcom Disaster Report Still Kept In The Dark

The Melcom Group of Companies, a retail outlet operating in Ghana, is demanding the release of reports of some agencies that conducted investigation into the collapse of the building that housed the old Achimota shop in 2012. The group said it rented the six-storey building which collapsed suddenly five years ago from one ...

- ModernGhana - GH

'Sanitation Work Would Require Qualified Staff'

An environmental sanitation academic think tank, Tersus Ghana, has recommended the recruitment of qualified and technical to man sanitation offices across the country. According to the think tank, appointment of staff to such offices must not be drawn into the arena of politics while windows and avenues to corruption be got ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Western Region: Strike Action By Ankaful Nurses Leaves Over 200 Patients Stranded

Staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, have locked out their patients in a protest demanding the removal of the hospital 39;s director, Dr. Eugene Dordoryi, from office. The nurses say three weeks after they petitioned the Health Ministry and the Ghana Health Service over developments at the facility, nothing has been ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Communities Call For Legal Protection Of Community Forests

Most West African countries have integratedthe formal system of natural resource management with community-based approach to ensure long-term sustainability of natural heritage use. In recent times, the governments of Ghana and Cote d rsquo;Ivoirehave intensively used these approaches to increase the level of communities ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Otiko Moves To Stop Children Being Used For Labour In Cocoa Communities

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on Cocoa farmers in Ghana to prioritize their children rsquo;s education and desist from using them as ldquo;labourers rdquo; on their farms. According to the Minister, the core responsibility of every parent is to send their ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Slave Trade Was Shameful And Inhumane; We Are Sorry---Danish Queen

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghana for its role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast. The Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelson says nothing can justify the inhuman treatment meted out to human beings under the guise of slave trade. Mr Samuelson made the comment when the Danish ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Conference On Out Of Home Advertising Opens In Accra

A one day conference on Out of Home Advertising has opened in Accra with a focus to validate a draft policy document to regulate activities of advertising agencies in Accra. The conference which is the first of its kind in Ghana is being facilitated by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Advertising Association of Ghana ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Zimbabwe is not Uganda, but leaders should know when the party is over

Last year, I met a Ghanaian Paramount Chief from Kumasi, who told me how he often made trips to Kampala, just to party and enjoy Kampala's nightspots

- Daily Monitor - UG

SEND-Ghana Insists Funding For FREE SHS 'Unsustainable'

The government rsquo;s decision to set up a Voluntary Education Fund to finance the Free senior high school education policy has triggered some criticisms from educationists and other organisations. Development organization, SEND-GHANA has said the alternative source of funding the lsquo;ambitious rsquo; programme may not ...

- ModernGhana - GH

New Oti Region Petitioners Make Strong Case Arguing...'We give Cocoa, Coffee But Get Peanuts In Return'

More than 59 years since the Volta region was added to Ghana, leading chiefs in the region want the region divided. The Volta region is made up of Ewes who cover the southern half of the region and an amalgam of Guans, Buems and Akans, in the Northern half. Forming a Joint Consultative Committee, the chiefs and opinion ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana Grains Council gets Supports from Commodities Ecosystem

Accra, Nov. 22, CDA Consult - Ghana Grains Council and the fully integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem have signed a Master Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop a range of platforms, projects and initiatives in the agricultural commodity markets sector, especially for grains and legumes in Ghana. In ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Agape House Ordains Carmen Bruce-Annan As 'Minister' Of The Gospel

The Head of Corporate Affairs at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation , Carmen Bruce-Annan, is one of five newly elevated leaders at the Agape House New Testament Church, East Legon. The former Head of Brand and Corporate Communication at Vodafone Ghana, was ordained as a Deacon together with Lawyer Andrew Obeng Apau. ...

- ModernGhana - GH

UTAG Elections At The University Of Education Quashed By Winneba High Court

The Winneba High Court has annulled the September 15 elections of the University Teachers Association of Ghana branch of the University of Education, Winneba . According to Justice Kwamena Ato Mills-Graves, the election is unconstitutional. The elections were only held at the university rsquo;s two campuses; the main campus ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Julius Debrah Weeps For KABA

The death of ace Asempa FM presenter Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong known as KABA has drawn hard tears from Ghanaians. His death Saturday has been received with sordid hearts. Ex-president John Mahama who visited The Multimedia Group to sympathise with management and staff over the loss, found himself consoling his Chief ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Brand Award And Appoints Autism Girls As Ambassadors

Ghanaian premium water brand, Verna Natural Mineral Water has appointed 3 young Ghanaian models living with Autism as Brand Ambassadors for their newly launched rebranded products. The girls namely; Nana Yaa Ohenewa Kuffor, Maame Bema Baffour Awuah Yacob Tete-Manon were outdoored with a photo-shoot session at the a short ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Justice4Kids: Concerned Lawyer Seeks r Court Protection Of Victims

A law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dennis Adjei Dwomoh, has called for more amendments to Ghana rsquo;s justice system where juveniles are concerned. Speaking on Joy FM rsquo;s Super Morning Show on Tuesday, he stated that the country rsquo;s legal system does not protect children as ...

- ModernGhana - GH

The African Heritage Outlet And Online Mall Launches In Accra

African Heritage Outlet and Online Mall launches in grand style at the AHOOM Retail hub in Accra, Ghana. Offering the very best out of African creativity. AHOOM is a social entrepreneurial initiative of Groupe Nallem STM with the key objective of providing a platform for artist and artisans leverage on the following: - ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Saudi Arabia sack coach Bauza after five games in charge

The Argentine, who replaced Bert van Marwijk in September, leaves after wins over Latvia and Jamaica and defeats by Ghana, Portugal and Bulgaria in his five friendlies in charge.

- SBS.com.au - AU

X'mas Got Better with Infinix Zero5

You can call it the lsquo;last killer rsquo; if you ask me, when it comes to smartphone with incredible design, camera precision and high speed. There is a popular saying that ldquo;the best is reserved for the last rdquo; and infinix mobility has demonstrated that in Ghana with the launch of its flagship infinix Zero5 ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Mass Promo Hits Ghana Immigration Service

One hundred and thirty-seven senior officers of the Ghana Immigration Service across the country have been promoted by the Immigration Service Council to their next respective ranks. They were promoted after satisfying the requirements of satisfactory performance and good conduct, as well as passing promotion interviews as ...

- ModernGhana - GH

University Of Ghana Receives Support For Research

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana has disclosed that the University has received a number of cash supports from donor groups for the implementation of various programmes which will position the nation 39;s premier university as a world class research intensive institution. The Vice ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Teacher Gets A Fine For Assaulting ECG Staff

A teacher, Mac-Billy Ani, has been fined GH cent;1,200 by the Dzodze Magistrate Court for assaulting a technical staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana . Ani, who was standing trial at the court for assaulting a public officer and illegal connection of electricity, was fined after the court, presided over by Lawrence ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana Currently Needs $9 Billion To Deal With Floods

A WHOPPING $9 billion is needed to help prevent the floods which have been claiming human lives and destroyed several properties in the country for many years. The staggering amount could be used to construct modern sewage systems and underground gutters, among other amenities, comparable to what exists in Europe. The ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Huge Row Over $2.5m Ghana Post GPS

THERE WAS a near physical attack on Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah, by members of the pro-National Democratic Congress Coalition for Democratic Governance . The coalition organized a press conference yesterday at the Ghana International Press Centre, seeking to discredit Ghana Post 39;s recently launched ...

- ModernGhana - GH

AfDB President Lauds Agric Minister For Reviving Agricultural Sector In Ghana

The Agricultural sector in Ghana has over the past ten months been at the forefront of Ghana 39;s economy after witnessing eight years of decline. After consistent decline, the agricultural sector recorded a massive growth of 4.3% this year, according to the 2018 Budget Statement presented to Parliament on Wednesday by the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Artisans Based At Cable & Wireless Oppose Ghana Post Eviction Order

The artisans at Cable and Wireless in Bubuashie a suburb of Accra are protesting plans by the Ghana Post Company to evict them. The members of the National Artisans Traders Union of Ghana want President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the situation. The postal service has mounted eviction notice boards on the land occupied by ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Catholic Bishops Rally Behind Galamsey Fight

The Ghana Catholic Bishops 39; Conference has urged all stakeholders especially government to sustain all efforts aimed at ending the destruction to the environment caused by the illegal mining popularly called 39;galamsey 39;. The Bishops bemoaned the devastating effect of the practice on the environment calling for ...

- ModernGhana - GH

More Jobs For Community Policing

More than 30,000 youth are expected to be recruited, trained and deployed as Community Policing Assistants under the National Youth Employment Programme before the end of the year. This formed part of a partnership between the Youth Employment Agency and the Ghana Police Service on Community Safety and Security In ...

- ModernGhana - GH

GJA President Affail Monney Officially Takes Office

RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT of the Ghana Journalists rsquo; Association , Roland Affail Monney, has been sworn into office alongside other newly-elected executives of the Association. The executives were sworn into office by a Justice of the High Court, Justice Anthony Yeboah, on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Accra. The other ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Kufuor Wants More Attention To Be Given To Renewable Energy

FORMER PRESIDENT John Agyekum Kufuor has emphasized the need for government to enact smart tax policies to give renewable energy priority to boost the energy sector investment in order to make Ghana a secured energy nation in West Africa. According to him, Ghana should take advantage in the shortfall of energy supply around ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Check Out How The Late KABA Joined Asempa FM

Klaus Vonbakustein, the man who signed the employment letter for Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong in 2009 at Asempa FM, has revealed how he met the late broadcaster. Von, as he is known by many, is the man who first managed Ghana 39;s first ever 39;All Talk 39; radio station, Asempa 94.7 FM and scouted for many talents ...

- ModernGhana - GH

MP Tackles Hunger In Schools

The Member of Parliament for Assin South has pledged to reduce hunger among pupils in the district to help Ghana meet the Sustainable Development Goals . Reverend John Ntim Fordjour says he will sustain the free School Feeding Program he personally initiated and funded for pupils. The free school feeding program which the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Mo Ibrahim Index: Ghana Drop One Place On 2017 African Governance

Ghana has dropped one place on the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance as the country was ranked 8th out of 54 nations on the continent. The country, however, showed signs of 39;Increasing Deterioration 39; in Overall Governance over the last five years. The Index released Monday measures the political, social and ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Mahama Water Contract 'Defies Common Sense'

Staff of Ghana Water Company Limited have demanded investigations into a public-private partnership in the Teshie Desalination plant project which causes a monthly loss of cent;6m. The GWCL agreement with Befessa is nothing short of 39;robbing Peter to pay Paul 39;, the workers said in a statement signed by General ...

- ModernGhana - GH

President Of iYES Among Other Ghanaians Honoured

UK-based pastor and President of the International Youth Empowerment Summit and a number of distinguished Ghanaians have been honoured with the lsquo;Lifetime in portraits awards. rsquo; Brian Amoateng, as well as Comfort Ocran who is CEO of Legacy and Legacy, were honoured at a colourful event at the Banquet Hall, State ...

- ModernGhana - GH

British Council Acknowledged Excellent Students From Partner Schools

British Council Ghana has organised an awards night to recognise students from its partner schools who excelled in the May/June 2017 Cambridge Assessment International Education exams. The event over the weekend was held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, is the 8th year the award is being held. Among the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

British camera operator dies while filming BBC drama

Mark Milsome was working on upcoming drama The Forgiving Earth in Ghana when the incident occurred.

- BBC - UK

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