The Commissioner of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), Mrs Nyamikeh Kyiamah has stated that the domination of foreign companies in the insurance industry is having adverse effect on the Ghanaian economy.
?It is sad to note that some of the foreign companies have resorted to unethical marketing and underwriting practices as well as bad credit management practices to manage the competition and stay in business,? she said.
Speaking at the opening of the West African Insurance Companies ... Read More
THE former head coach of the Black Queens, Oko Aryee, says women?s football in the country has improved tremendously since its inception and he is happy about the development so far.
He noted that women?s football in the country had become a force to reckon with as the successes chalked were evident for all to see ? pointing to the recent bronze medal won by the Black Maidens at this year?s FIFA Women U-17 World Cup held in Azerbaijan.
According to him, most women are now interested in ... Read More
PREPARATIONS have intensified ahead of the prestigious annual Banks And Media (BAM) football tournament which comes off in Accra on November 24, next month, with HFC Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) daring to steal the show.
Ebankese FC is the official football wing of HFC Bank. Ebankese (big fotress) is an 'edin kra' name which symbolises the strength of the team named after the head office of HFC.
The team was established on June 2008 with Mr. Charles Martinson as it founding ... Read More
This year's Cowbell Bike Tour organized by Promasidor Ghana Limited (PGL) through its Cowbell brand, came to a successful end on Saturday November 10, 2012 at the Tamale Jubilee Park.
Although the event was in its third successive year, it was the second year in the Northern Regional capital and characteristic of it, it brought together over 2,000 riders in and around the Tamale Municipality.
The caravan started amidst cheers and fun with cycling enthusiast riding from the starting point ... Read More
A cross section of the football fraternity in Accra has received Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan?s decision not to kick penalties for the country with mixed feelings.
The Al-Ain top scorer said he was advised by his late mum, Madam Ceciclia Love Amoako, not to take penalties again for Ghana after he lost a penalty in the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
He explained that as a mark of respect to his departed mother whom he loved dearly, he would never go near ... Read More
THE University of Ghana (UG) has won this year?s edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) inter university cross country run which ended at the athletics oval of the University of Ghana Legon at the weekend.
Defending GUSA cross country individual-silver team champion, 2012 GUSA games 1500m gold medalist and 5000m bronze medalist William Akuka beat a strong field of athletes from six other public universities including University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of ... Read More
Assembly Members in the East Mamprusi District have been sensitized at a one day workshop on how to meet the Millennium Development Goals four and five on reducing Maternal and child mortality by 2015.
The project which is currently operational in 244 communities is collaboration between Ghana Health Services, Catholic Relief Services, and University for Development Studies and supported by the United States AID (USAID).
The District Chief Executive officer of the East MamprusiDistrict, ... Read More
A 61- year old farmer is in the grisps of the law for allegedly murdering his colleague at Nsawam Adeiso in the Eastern Region.
The suspect, Eric Kofi Oteng was said to have butchered Vanderpuiye Ofeng, 82, to death at his residence at ?Kwabenafo? last Wednesday over a disputed land.
Oteng is reported to have threatened the deceased who was expected to testify in court against him on November 8, a day after he was murdered.
The Nsawam District Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendant of ... Read More
The Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has complained about the high rate of pregnancy among graduating nursing students in the region.
It said the phenomenon made such expectant mothers (nurses), who were due for posting for a year's probation, to request for a maternity leave, contrary to the regulations of the GHS.
It argued that if such nurses did not serve their probation it would be difficult to assess them for a substantive appointment.
Dr Jacob ... Read More
A five-member delegation of the Northern Region 2012 Multi-Party Democratic Support Project, a non-governmental organization has met with the chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan to discuss issues connected with next month?s elections.
Among the issues discussed were specific decisions and technical operational matters related to the elections including the use of the Biometric Verification Machines (BVMs) and the period each voter would be allotted for processing at ... Read More
A member of the Nkoranza South Municipal Education Oversight Committee, Mr Kwame Owusu Sekyere, has appealed to teachers not to allow politics to influence their work, so that the sanctity of education in the country could be assured.
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According to him, teachers should rather improve the standards of education, in the quest for national development.
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Mr Sekyere gave the exhortation at a meeting between the Committee and headteachers of Basic Schools at Nkoranza, to discuss the ... Read More
The NDC parliamentary candidate for Amenfi East, Mr. Akwasi Opong-Fosu said his vision is to turn the challenges of the district into opportunities.
He pledged to ensure that Amenfi East is recognized as a dodel district which is built on good governance through sustained Stakeholder dialogue and rapid socio-economic development strategies.
This, he plans to achieve by building consensus amongst key stakeholders to engender participatory planning and performance accountability.
He will ... Read More
Government has directed the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to do all within its power to provide the necessary care for the former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
The decision was announced after a meeting between the Chief of Staff, Mr. Henry Martey Newman and the authorities of the Hospital on the instructions of the President,President John Dramani Mahama.
A press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, Mustapha Salifu indicated that ?government was ... Read More
THE Board of Directors of New Times Corporation (NTC) has approved the appointment of Mr. David Agbenu as the Editor of The Ghanaian Times.
It has also confirmed Mrs. Tina Aforo-Yeboah as Editor of The Spectator.
Both appointments took effect from November ... Read More
An Accra High court has slapped a 10 year jail term on a 20-year-old school dropout for robbing a student of her personal effects.
The convict, Bright Darko, alias Opete, is said to have collected a hand bag containing GHÂ¢2000, a Samsung mobile phone, and student identification card belonging to Rosemary Graham, a student and frightened her at cutlass point.
Bright was arrested following identification by the complainant who earlier made a formal complaint to the Kwashieman Police.
He ... Read More
The Ghana Insurers? Association (GIA) has appealed to government to enact a law to make it compulsory for workers to be insured by their employees.
?This would ensure adequate compensation for workers who get injured or lost their lives during accidents while they are on duty,? President of GIA , Mr Kwame-Gazo Agbenyadzie, said at the opening of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA) Educational Conference in Accra yesterday.
The three-day Sub-Regional educational ... Read More
The Standard Bank of Africa has launched an initiative that provides innovative financing partnerships that will accelerate food production and raise the incomes of thousands of farmers in four African countries including Ghana.
The other beneficiary countries are Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
According to a research done by the World Bank, global food production will need to double in the next 30 years to sustain population growth.
With over 70 per cent of potentially arable land ... Read More
Local contractors are to benefit from forty per cent of the government?s road and housing contracts, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Hannah Tetteh has announced.
She said, the contracts would be awarded to contractors who do their work diligently.
Speaking at the African Construction Development Conference in Accra, yesterday she said ?government is willing to award more contracts if good services and timeliness are provided?.
?The issue of shoddy work, low technical capacity, ... Read More
The Director-General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Air Cdre Kwame Mamphey (rtd), has called on all relevant aviation authorities to put in place measures that will make patrons of air transport feel secure and guaranteed of their safety, even in the event of a mishap.
He said this at the opening of an Aviation Search and Rescue Seminar in Accra yesterday.
Air Cdre Mamphey said the measures would ensure that the country, met the International Civil Aviation Organisation?s (ICAO) ... Read More
The first thing that marked the week as distinctive for me was that President Barack Obama obliged me, by winning ? and winning handsomely at that.
Well, how did that oblige me?
I did what journalists are enjoined never to do ? I forecast the result of the US election! Yes.
Unfortunately, however, if you are a reader of the print edition of the Ghanaian Times, you wouldn?t have seen my article (which I am not swollen-headed enough to dare describe as ?prescient?, you see (!) entitled ... Read More