ModernGhana (113)

Manso Nkwanta: Three Robbers Gunned Down, One Lynched

Police at Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, have gunned down three suspected armed robbers following a gun battle with a police patrol team, Wednesday dawn. The robbers, five in number were said to have blocked the Manso-Kensere-Adubia road in an attempt to rob the ...

'Pastor' In Court For Assaulting Ex-Lover

Kingsford Ansah, a Pastor, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with causing unlawful damage, assault and threat of harm. He has however pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Court, presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye, admitted Ansah to bail in the sum of GH cent;60,000.00 ...

Indian student invents “ElectroShoe” that lets women electrocute attackers

Sexual assault against women is a really big problem in India, as hardly a day goes by without a case being reported in the media. Until authorities decide to take it seriously and adopt a proactive approach, a 18-year-old teenage boy is trying to help women fight back against aggressors by ...

No Government Can Scrap The Free SHS Policy,NDC MP

The Member of Parliament for Akatsi North constituency in the Volta Region and Ranking Member of Select Committee on Education in Parliament, Mr. Peter Nortsu Kotoe, has indicated that no future government can scrap the Free Senior High School policy which has been implemented by the NPP government ...

Ghanaians Must Pray Against Mahama's Comeback - MP

Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem North, Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi has called on Ghanaians to pray against a possible comeback of former president Mahama should he decide to run in the 2020 general elections. According to him, the former president has a track record of showing incompetence and a ...

MTN Launched Ifest At Kumasi City Mall

MTN Ghana, the leading communication network in Ghana has launched its IFEST in the southern business capital at the Kumasi city mall. The MTN IFEST is to emphasize the essence of internet in the lives of individuals and businesses in the country, and to promote the use of technology. The Northern ...

Tasty Tom High School Kitchen Launched

Senior High Schools in the country will battle it out in local dishes cooking contest aimed at improving nutrition and healthy lifestyle. The competition organised by Cliff Media Consult is dubbed quot;Tasty Tom High School Kitchen quot; is under the theme; quot;Home Economics for sustainable job ...

Akufo-Addo In No Position To Help Woyome - Lawyer

A Kumasi Private Legal practitioner, Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah has described as impossible, calls by embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome for government to protect his human rights, hours after some military men reportedly besieged his Trassaco residence over the cent;51.2 million wrongfully ...

Attackers Of Mobile Money Merchant Arrested

Police in Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, have arrested three suspected armed robbers who attacked and robbed an MTN Mobile Money Merchant at Fumesua on Saturday 9th September. The three; Charles Sarpong alias 39;Gangster 39; 23 years, a driver 39;s mate, Sylvester Frimpong alias 39;This Way 39;, 21 ...

Police Urges Caution In Brekum Ahead Of 'Fulani War'

Police in the Brong Ahafo Region have cautioned residents against taking the law into their own hands in what appears to be an imminent threat of war between locals and nomadic herdsmen popularly called Fulani. Brekum District Police commander, Supt Nicholas Opare Ofosuhene is rather calling for ...

FREE SHS: Students To Live On Their Own After Boarding House Snub

Many first-year students of Senior High Schools in the Ashanti region have been left on their own in private hostels after they failed to secure boarding status. Joy News rsquo; Erastus Asare Donkor reports that school authorities are also denying some of them access to school facilities for evening ...

Sod Cut For Presbytery Projects

Sunday, September 17, 2017, will remain indelible in the minds of all the faithful in the Ga West Presbytery, Greater Accra Region, of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana . Rev Daniel Amoako Nyarko, the Presbytery Chairman, broke the ground for work to commence on two manses, offices, auditorium, among ...

Indian Businessman Wins Case Against Ghana Immigration Service

A High Court in Accra has ordered the Ghana Immigration Service to restore the residence and work permit of Ashok Kumar Sivaran, an Indian businessman within seven days. Granting an order of Mandamus filed by Mr Sivaran against the service, the court further ordered the GIS 39;s assigns, agents and ...

Ghana Water To Centralise Recruitment

The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Water Company Ltd , Alex Afenyo-Markin has said that employment into the company will henceforth be centralized while promotion would be based solely on merit and competence and not on political lines and sycophancy. Mr Afenyo-Markin who made the ...

Nana Receives K'si Bad Roads Report

The Office of the President has taken delivery of a comprehensive report on all bad roads in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital. The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly tasked Ing Nana Poku Agyeman, the Urban Roads Director of Kumasi, to compile the document to properly inform the presidency, especially ...

Free SHS Is Meant For The Future - Osafo-Maafo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has stressed that the government 39;s 39;Free Senior High School 39; policy has come to right the wrongs and take away the education system that makes vulnerable people fail in life. According to him, the policy has redefined basic education to include SHS, for it is ...

Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly Forms Taskforce To Fight Open Defecation

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly is leaving no stone unturned in dealing with open defecation in certain parts of the area. The assembly has therefore formed a taskforce to deal with open defecation, littering and indiscriminate dumping of refuse to ensure healthy environment. So far, ...

Roads Named After Atta Mills In Horrible Shape

Margaret Darko, Suhum Municipal Chief Executive in the Eastern Region, in less than five months in office, is bent on seeking permanent solutions to challenges confronting the municipality. One of her major challenges is the deplorable state of the roads in the area. The only by-pass at Suhum ...

Jealous Lover Elopes After Killing Girl at Mamprobi

A 25-year-old trader was strangled to death by her lover after a misunderstanding ensued between them at Mamprobi Akoshie Junction, Accra. Lydia Amor, a native of Navrongo in the Upper East Region, was discovered in her rented single room by two co-tenants in an unconscious state after the fight. ...

CGAP, MasterCard Foundation Introduces e-learning Platform For MFIs In Ghana

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor together with the MasterCard Foundation are launching an ambitious drive to build capacities of players in the Microfinance industry in Ghana. The training is expected to take off on the Gateway ACADEMY portal, a mobile friendly platform which will have both ...

Looming Bloodshed: Berekum Warming Up To Fight Fulani Herdsmen

Residents of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region are reported to be piling up arms in preparation for a full-blown war against nomadic herdsmen popularly called Fulani. A one month notice of eviction has been given to the Fulani herdsmen to vacate the area or they would be chased out, the indigenes ...

Revealed!! How AMERI Deal Sunk VRA

The controversial AMERI Power deal is costing the country a whopping $11.5 million a month, workers of the Volta River Authority have said. As a result, the Authority has incurred a debt of $218 million for the past 18 months the John Mahama administration signed the deal in January in 2016. ...

Times Board Assures MD Of Full Support Amid Protests

The governing board of the New Times Corporation has pledged to protect the Managing Director of the corporation Carol Annan from the irate workers there. ldquo;We have a responsibility as the board of the to ensure that she is not put in harm 39;s way and we will ensure her safety and security if ...

Woyome Cries Foul Over Human Rights Abuse

Businessman, Alfred Woyome has made an appeal to the government to protect his human rights, hours after some military men reportedly besieged his Trassaco residence over the cent;51.2 million wrongfully paid to him. He said the situation he finds himself presents an opportunity for President Nana ...

Armed Soldiers Invade Trassaco Residence Of Alfred Woyome

Armed security operatives on Tuesday clashed with embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome after they stormed his residence to value the property. The security operatives numbering over 25, made up of personnel from the National Security, military and officials from the Ghana Valuation Board ...

Former Minister Denies Authorization Of Payment For The Purchase Of Ambulances

A former Minister of Finance Cassiel Ato Forson has denied authorising payment for some defective ambulances being procured by the Health Ministry in 2014. The 30 ambulances, which formed part of 200 ambulances that were to be procured by the Ministry of Health to boost the healthcare delivery under ...

Africa Countries Must Change The Structure Of Their Economies - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that African countries would have to change the structure of their economies, from raw material dependent economies to industrialised, value-added economies if they are to fully finance the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals . ...

Joy FM's Seth Kwame Boateng To Be Honoured With Special Award By CIMG

Joy New rsquo;s multiple award-winning journalist, Seth Kwame Boateng, has been shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana to receive the maiden National President rsquo;s Special Award. The Institute is honouring the 2014 Ghana Journalist of the year in pursuance of its advocacy ...

Unclean, dilapidated kitchens threatening school feeding in New Juaben

Several structures demarcated as kitchens for caterers under the school feeding programme are in a deplorable and unclean state in several schools in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region. Some of the caterers operating in those deplorable structures have had to battle with snakes and ...

Two persons fined GH¢480 each for sanitation offences in Accra

The magistrate at the Ablekuma Central District of the Sanitation and Motor Court, Her Ladyship Linda Emmisah, has fined two people, Samuel Dodoe and Esther Opoku, both residents of Mataheko, an amount of 480 Ghana cedis each, last Friday. According to the prosecutor, Madam Patience Geraldo, Samuel ...

Dzita residents hit by another mysterious death

Residents of Dzita in the Volta Region have been thrown into a state of fear, shock and disbelieve following another mysterious death of one of the community members. The body of a man believed to be mentally unstable was found buried under a heap of sand along the beach. The discovery is the latest ...

Voltic Ghana, FDA, Dragged To Court

Voltic Ghana Limited and the Food and Drugs Authority have been sued at the Commercial Division of the Kumasi High Court for allegedly overseeing unfair trading practice, deception of consumers and the public and passing off with the connivance of six sachet water producers in Kumasi. The sachet ...

Urb-Ride Sponsors GIJ-SRC Akwaaba Week Celebration

The Ghana Institute of Journalism has received sponsorship from Urb-Ride Company Ltd ahead of this year rsquo;s GIJ-SRC AKWAABA WEEK CELEBRATION. Urb-Ride Company Ltd, as part of its contributions to create superior value for all and to provide decent job opportu ...

Ato Forson Defends Role In Defective Ambulance Saga

A former Deputy Finance Minister has mounted a vehement defence of his role in the controversial ambulance saga which has made the headlines over the past few days. Breaking his silence for the first time, Cassiel Ato Forson confirmed signing two letters, authorising the establishment letter of ...

NDC Has Identity Crisis,Deputy Director Of MASLOC

Deputy Director of MASLOC, Maame Afia Akoto has accused the minority of suffering from identity crisis. Speaking to Obaasima Serwaa Akoto on Yensempa which airs on Agoo TV, the staunch NPP member said one of the major problems faced by the minority is identity crisis According to her, President Nana ...

Panic Grips Keta Municipality Over 'Mysterious' Deaths

Residents of Dzita in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, are yet to come to terms with news of serial killings there after yet another bizarre death was recorded. This comes after the body of a man believed to be mentally unstable was found buried under a heap of sand along the beach two ...

VRA Staff Protest Proposed Sale Of Thermal Plants

Workers of the Volta River Authority are bent on preventing the government from selling off some of the Authority 39;s thermal plants. The workers say the proposed sale of the thermal plants if seen through, will be detrimental to consumers and workers of the Authority. According to the workers, the ...

Times MD Says She 'Didn't Promise Staff Salary Increment'

The embattled Managing Director of Times Corporation has said she did not promise to improve wages of workers at the firm as they have claimed. According to Carol Annang, accusation of broken promises against her by the staff is unfounded and baseless. Staff of the state media organization early ...

Free SHS 'Most Important Social Intervention' So Far

The Trades Union Congress has commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for implementing the Free SHS policy and has promised to support the landmark education policy. ldquo;This is the most important social intervention programme that has been implemented in our country since independence. We believe it ...

Police Moves To Protect Properties At Ghanaian Times As Protest Continues

There is police presence at the premises of the New Times Corporation in Accra, as workers continue to protest against management and board members. The workers remain resolute in their quest to prevent their Managing Director, Carol Annang, and members of the board from entering the premises. ...

President Nana Akufo-Addo To Focus On 'Africa Beyond Aid' At Maiden UN Address

President Akufo Addo is preparing for his maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Thursday. He said he will take the opportunity to highlight some of the major challenges impeding the development of Africa, and make suggestions on how they could be addressed, adding that a ...

JOSPONG Group Reverses Decision To Discontinue Injunction Against Multimedia

The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Monday sought an adjournment of the case in which he is seeking to restrain The Multimedia Group from accessing information from some ministries, departments, and agencies. Monday 39;s action vitiates from the ...

Lawyer Nii Ayikoi Otto - Ghana's New High Commissioner To Canada

H.E. Lawyer Nii Ayikoi Otto Ghana rsquo;s high commissioner to Canada is posed to strengthen and uphold the friendly relationship and corporation between the government of Ghana and the Canadian government as he assume office as the new high commissioner under H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo led ...

Mysterious cliff in China lays “stone eggs” every 30 years

If you rsquo;ve never heard of an egg-laying mountain, you probably don rsquo;t know about Chan Da Ya, a mysterious cliff in China that reportedly lays perfectly round or oval stone eggs every 30 years. Located in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Region, China rsquo;s Guizhou Province, Chan Da Ya ...

Don't Let Ofoase-Ayirebi Down - MP To Scholarship Beneficiaries

The Member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has awarded scholarships to 200 students in his constituency. The scholarship will supplement government rsquo;s newly launched Free Senior High School programme being enjoyed by the current first-year students in public second cycle ...

Group Commends Gov't For Ending Dumsor

The Listening Platform for NPP, has commended president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo and the Minister of energy, Hon. Boakye Agyarko for ending the erratic power supply which rocked the country during the NDC era. The group is pro New Patriotic Party and aims at preaching the good deeds of the party ...

ARC Rolls Out Outbreak & Epidemic Insurance for Ghana, Others

The African Risk Capacity has launched a comprehensive, integrated Africa rsquo;s own sovereign insurance product to protect vulnerable populations from outbreaks and epidemics such as drought and floods for Ghana and other African states by 2019. ARC upon request by Ghana and other African ...

Akufo-Addo Trying To 'Dilute' Nkruma's Efforts - Mornah

The General Secretary of the PNC, Mr Bernard Mornah has said that the intention of president Akufo-Addo to designate 4th August as Founders Day is a deliberate attempt to dilute the contributions of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah towards the country rsquo;s independence. President Akufo-Addo has decided to ...

Pay back your loans or be blacklisted - Peasant farmers cautioned

The Agriculture Ministry has cautioned beneficiaries of government 39;s inputs loaned to them under the Planting for Food and Job programme to pay back or be compelled to do so. The Ministry said it will resort to quot;primitive measures quot; to retrieve the money if peasant farmers who signed up ...

Unstable Weather Interupting Teaching In Upper West

Over 450 pupils of the Dagbasu primary school at Wallembelle in the Sisala East District of the Upper West Region, are forced to study under trees because they have no classrooms. The staff of the school lamented to Citi News the extent to which the situation is hampering effective teaching and ...