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Premier League round-up: Wins for Liverpool, West Brom and Watford

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace Liverpool avoided a frustratingly familiar stalemate at Anfield thanks to Sadio Mane's second goal against Frank de Boer's Crystal Palace. The Reds have become accustomed to firing blanks against the lesser sides of the Premier League in front of their own fans under ...

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part 8220;to celebrate without political distraction 8221;, the White House says. Some of those due to take part in the Kennedy Center Honors had said they would boycott the White House ...

Unlicensed lotto operators ready to cooperate with NLA

Most illegal lotto operators in the country have expressed immense confidence in the National Lottery Authority in its quest to register unlicensed operators. They believe that, the move by the National Lottery Authority to legalized their operations by registering all illegal and unlicensed ...

You've always been there for us - Sierra Leone thanks Ghana for support

Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Ghana, Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh has expressed gratitude to Ghana for its relief support following the mudslide that killed about 400 people and displaced thousands. Government airlifted relief items worth GHc 1 million on Friday after various cooperate bodies and ...

Divine Group International Organizes Free Birth Certificates

An Accra based Non-Governmental Organisation, Divine Group International Foundation which established its clinic facility last month at Ablekuma Fanmilk in Accra has organised free birth certificates for all children under one year at the facility. The project, which was in partnership with the Ga ...

“The Sharks” School Quiz Competition Launched

An exciting academic quiz competition, ldquo;The Sharks rdquo; has been introduced to give students the opportunity to compete for prizes in topical areas such asScience, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics from 20-21st of October 2017 at the International Students Guest Center. ...

Teachers who fail license exam to re-write

The Ghana Education Service has said that teachers who fail the licensing exam will be given another opportunity to write again. The National Teachers Council of the Ministry of Education has announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the license to ...

2 Killed At Tema Factory Explosion

Two persons have been confirmed dead following a fuel tank explosion at Delta Agro Limited, a soap manufacturing company at the Heavy Industrial Area of Tema. One person died on the spot while the other passed on upon arrival at the Tema General Hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention. ...

Nigerian Stabs Man To Death

The Police at Sowutoum in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have arrested a 48-year-old Nigerian for allegedly stabbing a man he claims to be a thief. Thompson Peter allegedly stabbed Misbau Amadu, 27, in the head with a knife after a confrontation at his residence at about ...

Afari-Gyan Grabs Bus For GH¢2,700

Former Chairman of the Electoral Commission , Kwadwo Afari-Gyan and other employees of the commission were among a group of 40 people who benefitted from the auction of vehicles belonging to the EC in 2013 at very ridiculous prices. The EC disposed of 40 vehicles after a decision had been taken by ...

Nana Receives 4 Envoys

President Akufo-Addo received four new envoys at the Flagstaff House yesterday. They were the new British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker; his colleague from Angola, Augusto da Silva Cunhu; that of Burkina Faso, Pingrenoma Zagre, and the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Femi Michael ...

W/R: We need more top high schools - Chief

President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II has bemoaned the state of the senior high school education in the Western Region. Nana Gyebi said it was an indictment for region endowed with huge resources to have a deficit in education, especially in relation with the ...

Maritime Boundary dispute: We support Ghana Govt's position -Tullow

Tullow Oil Plc has said that it fully supports Ghana government's position in the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast. The two countries are seeking resolution over the dispute at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. According to Tullow, it believes in ...

Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling

Rwanda 8217;s President Paul Kagame has thanked the people for re-electing him for a third term and criticised attempts to interfere in the country 8217;s politics. He was speaking soon after taking the oath of office at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital, Kigali. The ceremony was attended ...

From Dodowa 'Forest' To Young Achievers Nominee In Ghana

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a brilliant Doctor and a distinguished researcher in Prostate cancer in Ghana and Africa. No one ever thought such a brilliant and distinguished scholar could emanate from Dodowa in the modern era. Dodowa forest is the key landmark in the Shai-Osudoku District but Dr. ...

Can we hold directors of Capital, UT Bank responsible?

Without warning, the country has been thrown into deep discussions about the collapse of UT Bank and Capital Bank. We are told that quite a few other banks may join the wagon. UT Bank was listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange until the crisis broke. GCB Bank, itself a listed company on the GSE, has ...

We've no agenda against Indian businessman - Comptroller-General

The Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Asuah Takyi has rejected accusations that he is conniving with the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, to frustrate an Indian businessman. The businessman, Ashok Sivaram, petitioned the President claiming the two schemed to illegally deport ...

NAGRAT Calls For Talk On Teachers Licensing

The government has been asked to engage key stakeholders in the education sector on the teacher licensing exams policy that the Ghana Education Service is seeking to introduce. The National Association of Graduate Teachers made the call yesterday in Accra, following GES's recent announcement that it ...

STATEMENT: I Never Promised Not To Borrow - Bawumia

The office of Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has denied accusations that he; then running mate of the NPP, promised not to borrow when his government comes into office. The Minority has described as shameful, Dr Bawumia's new position on borrowing. Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi ...

E/R: Assembly members divided over filling station

Members of the Eastern Regional Security Council at a meeting this week were divided over the location of a fuel station in the Regional capital, Koforidua. The fuel station which is located on the Koforidua Nkurakan main road at Ada close to the municipal office of the Ghana Water Company Limited ...

Don't label local businesses corrupt - Jospong boss

The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Mr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has bemoaned the practice where local businesses that are doing business with the government are hunted down and labelled corrupt for no apparent reason. He said it was disheartening for Ghanaians, especially, a section ...

Teacher Gets 10 Years For Defiling student

A 27-year old teacher, who defiled his 13-year old student twice at Abokobi, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. The teacher, Emmanuel Yeboah Emrys charged with defilement pleaded guilty. The court presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku in sentencing Emrys said ...

Police Avert Bloody Clash At Alabar

Police in the Ashanti Region yesterday beefed up security at the Tamale lorry park at Alabar in Kumasi to avert an imminent bloody clash between members of the Cooperative Transport Union and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union . About 40 riot police officers mobilised from the district and the ...

Parliament Owes Ghana Publishing

The Parliament of Ghana, Ghana Water Company Limited, Ghana Post and some other state institutions owe the Ghana Publishing Company Limited huge amounts of money that is negatively affecting the operations of company. The Chief Accountant, Stephen Bio, who made this known in a response to a question ...

Fish Meal Kills 4

Four persons have reportedly lost their lives at the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital at Kpando in the Volta Region where they were diagnosed of food poisoning after consuming fish suspected to be poisonous. About 10 others are currently on admission at the same health facility receiving ...

UDG Projects Transform Kumasi

Hajia Alima Mahama and Osei Assibey Antwi inspecting some of the projects with others Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, will experience massive infrastructural development which will definitely improve the lives of millions of people in the city in the coming months. The key infrastructural ...

HORROR! 3 Burnt To Death

Three people were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident that occurred at Kikam in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Wednesday at about 8:30 pm. The three passengers and the driver were on board a Hyundai Grace mini bus and were travelling from Takoradi towards Half-Assini in the ...

MTN Donates GH₵5,000 To Osu Homowo

MTN has donated a cheque of GH?5,000, MTN airtime worth GH?500 and a drink hamper to the Osu Traditional Council towards the celebration of this year rsquo;s Homowo festival. The Customer Relations Executive of MTN, Mrs. Jemima Kotei-Walsh said in addition to the donation they will support the ...

USAID Donates Motorbikes, Samsung Tablets To Gender Ministry

The United States Agency for International Development has donated four sets of Yamaha 125 Motorbikes, four Samsung Galaxy Tablets and a project vehicle valued at Gh?154,950 to the Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection for the implementation of the ...

Kpando: FDA to intensify education on 'poisonous fish'

The Food and Drug Authority is investigating the poisonous fish incident in the Kpando Municipality in the Volta Region which led to the death of four persons. The FDA said checks in some markets in that area showed that traders avoided the puffer fish which is believed to have caused the deaths. ...

JB Killers Docket For Attorney General

The Attorney-General's Department has received a duplicate copy of the case in which two persons are standing trial over the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region. According to Detective Inspector Simon Apiorsornu, the ...

Nana Turns Preacher

President Akufo-Addo stunned majority of his audience yesterday when he mounted the podium at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel during the 12th Convocation of Advocates in Africa. For a good part of his speech as special guest of honour at the programme 8211; which was held under the auspices of the ...

I won't condone disrespect - PAC chair

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament James Avedzi has cautioned members of the committee against disrespect, charging them to exercise ldquo;utmost decorum rdquo; during proceedings. His admonition follows a verbal spat between him and the MP for Effutu Alexander Afenyo Markin ...

NSS launches nationwide capacity building workshop

The Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Dr. Gifty Oware-Aboagye, on Wednesday launched a 2-day Capacity Building Workshop for prospective service personnel. The nationwide workshop which has so far been conducted in 5 regions helps train the personnel on how to comport ...

Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

At least 13 people have died and 50 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona 8217;s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police are treating the incident ...

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people have been killed after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The landslide in the village of Tora of Ituri province was triggered on Wednesday by heavy rain in recent weeks, officials said. ...

Lives In Danger At Mile 7 As Drivers Disregard Traffic Regulations

Lives of Pedestrians are in danger as drivers disregard simple road traffic regulations at mile 7 junction, new Achimota, a suburb in the Ga West Municipality, Accra. It is most common as it is disheartening to see drivers who use the Mile 7 St. John rsquo;s Road, park to load their buses on the ...

Deputy Minster of Trade and Industry misled the public - Vanni-Amoah

Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah, a Former Member/ Secretary to the Management Board of the Komenda Sugar Factory and the Former Director of Communications and Strategy has stated in a press statement that the deputy Minster of Trade and Industry, Mr. Robert Ahomka-Lindsey made a statement when he ...

Sierra Leone relief: Foreign Affairs Ministry to serve as donation centre

The government has set up a centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive donations from the public in support of Sierra Leone following the Monday mudslide and flooding disaster. The deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, told Citi News the Government will also be sending ...

South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

South African police have issued a 8220;red alert 8221; at the country 8217;s borders for Zimbabwe 8217;s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police expected Mrs ...

Citi FM collects donations for disaster-struck Sierra Leone

Citi FM has launched a drive for relief items to support victims of Sierra Leone's mudslide and flooding disaster. Over 400 people have been confirmed dead after Monday's disaster and about 3,000 more have been displaced. The dead included more than 100 children. Citi FM will welcome donations in ...

Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues

US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of 8220;beautiful 8221; Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. 8220;Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments, 8221; he ...

Japanese Volunteers Mark 40th Anniversary In Ghana

16th August, 2017. Accra. The Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, JOCV, the international volunteering arm of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Ghana. The Exchange of Notes which paved the way for the establishment of the Japan Overseas ...

Emirates to Deploy Extra Flights for the Upcoming Hajj Season

Accra, Ghana, 17 August 2017 ndash; Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to ...

Tarkwa MCE Urges Chiefs To Support Development

Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah, Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Chief Executive , has urged the traditional authorities in the area to contribute their ultimate quota to the development of the area. ldquo;I want to appeal to the chiefs and people of Fiaseman to come together and rally behind the Municipal Assembly ...

We'll Send Relief Items To Sierra Leone - Akufo-Addo

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that relief items will be sent to Sierra Leone following the flood and devastating mudslides that has killed over 400 people in that country. Mass burials are being held on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown for the 400 ...

NPP Asante Regional chairman inaugurates ten-member committee

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party , Bernard Antwi Boasiako known in a political circle as Chairman Wontumi, has inaugurated a Ten-Member Committee to oversee the construction of the party 39;s ultra modern office complex for the region. The Committee, has been tasked to ...

Road Safety Awards In November

The National Road Safety Commission has launched the sixth edition of the National Road Safety Awards slated for November 2017. Award winners, according to the NRSA committee, will receive cash prizes and a plaque or citation. Addressing the media at the headquarters of the NRSC at Accra last ...

Volta Queens Visit First Lady

A group of queen mothers from the Volta Regional Queens Council on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at her Ridge office to commend her for the good works and seek her support to address some of the challenges facing women and children in the region. The council's Vice ...

Japanese Volunteers Celebrate 40th Anniversary

JOCV country representative in a group photograph with some staff and volunteers The Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers , an international volunteering arm of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency , has launched its 40th anniversary celebration in Ghana. The JOCV was initiated to ...