Mr Emmanuel Victor Smith has handed-over officially as the Eastern Regional Minister to his successor, Ms Helen Adwoa Ntoso, at a brief ceremony in Koforidua on Monday.
Mr Smith welcomed Ms Ntoso and urged her to put her feet down to track the major challenges confronting the region.
He mentioned illegal mining and lumbering, invasion and unlawful acts of Fulani herdsmen, chieftaincy disputes and increase in road accidents as some of the major issues bothering the region.
He said: ... Read More
A crunch meeting held yesterday between the government and the two teachers? unions in an attempt to avert a pending strike action by teachers, ended without a solution.
The negotiations ended in a stalemate because the leadership of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) said they needed to consult the leadership over the proposal presented by the government for a firm decision to be taken, while the of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) did not attend the ... Read More
The government has rebutted recent media reports which purported it was sponsoring about 200 pastors for a prayer pilgrimage in Jerusalem, Israel.
It noted that government only got involved to facilitate and co-ordinate the trip to avoid some challenges, Christians encountered during previous trips.
It added that the government has not been the sponsors, rather ?a group of philanthropists are the sponsors?.
A statement issued and signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis ... Read More
Kumasi King Faisal were shot down 1-0 by visiting Tarkwa Medeama in their 18th week Glo premiership at the Baba Yara stadium,yesterday.Five minutes into the game,the visitors had taken the ball to their hosts whose rear wilted under pressure.
That saw Godbless Asamoah,as he was sent a Volley, beautifully lobbying the ball over onrushing keeper Ibrahim Iddrisu for the only goal of the match
Faisal,after the break upped their game and just under a minute into the half Wilson Andoh's 30 yarder ... Read More
Accra Hearts of Oak yesterday deepened the woes of Berekum Arsenal with a 3-1 win in their 18th week Glo Premier League game played at the Accra Sports Stadium.
It was Hearts? fifth home win all season as they took a deserving lead in the 30th minute through midfielder Romeo Agban who finished off a beautiful pass from skipper Mahatma Otoo.
Despite being at the receiving end, Arsenal nearly shocked the home fans with an early lead when skipper James Boadu reacted quickly in a counter ... Read More
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), the world? largest independent professional body representing the procurement and supply profession will hold its annual Pan African Conference and Exhibition in Accra from May 21 to 22, 2013.
It is expected to bring together corporate executives, financial controllers and directors, public sector decision makers as well as supply chain, logistics and procurement practitioners from all sectors of African economies.
Themed: ?The ... Read More
Vodafone Ghana has awarded Ofori Tannor, a 71 year-old former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with GHÂ¢ 5,000 as the first weekly winner of the ?Cool Chop? promotion.
While Ernest Ayawli and Welbeck Okaija also won a 40? Samsung LED TV set and a Samsung Galaxy Note II respectively as the 1st and 2nd runners up in the first week of the promotion.
A Vodafone statement issued and copied to the media in Accra said the grand prize at the end of the 90-day promotion would reward the ... Read More
United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of United Bank for Africa Plc, has made steady and significant strides in the growth of its profits and total assets for the financial year-ended December 31, 2012 while drastically reducing its Non-Performing Loans (NPL) ratio.
In its 2012 financial statement published on Monday March 11, 2013, the Bank posted a profit before tax (PBT) of GHÂ¢62.9 million compared with GHÂ¢30.1 million in 2011, representing an incremental growth rate of 108 ... Read More
The second edition of Embassy Fair has been scheduled for June 25 and 26, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
A statement issued by Precise Marketing Solutions, organisers of the fair, said the event would bring together embassies and diplomatic organisations accredited to Ghana, and educate the public on their services and programmes.
?The event is a one stop shop where the general public will have access to information on the various services and programmes offered by the ... Read More
THE Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has predicted heavy rainfall with strong winds countrywide this year.
It said its research showed that regions in the coastal areas were likely to experience flooding.
Speaking at a forum in Accra on Friday, the head of the research of GMet, Mr. Charles Kweku Yorke said the rainfall pattern for the year which is normal to above normal was worrying for city dwellers but good for farming communities.
He said the forest area would experience an ... Read More
THE government has declared nine areas in the Northern Region, disaster areas, following severe rainstorms experienced in there recently, with its attendant loss of lives and massive destroying properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.
The areas are Tamale, Gushegu, Yendi and Mion,
The rest are Zabzugu, Tatale, Savelugu, Nanton and Saboba.
The storms displaced hundreds of residents, and destroyed property valued at millions of Ghana cedis.
One person was also killed in the ... Read More
A number of police personnel have been captured in video footages extorting monies from drivers on the roads.
Others were seen engaging in unprofessional conduct such as collecting alcoholic drinks from drivers as bribes for various traffic offences and refusing to conduct proper checks on vehicles.
The police personnel were said to have been captured early this year on secret cameras by teams detailed to capture misconduct among personnel on the roads.
ACP Angwubutoge Awuni, National ... Read More
Nana Ekow Arhin I, Chief of Kokodo in the Saltpond Traditional Area, has appealed to the leaders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to accept the 2012 presidential election results.
He said by so doing they would promote national peace and development.
Nana Arhin made the call when speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Agona-Swedru at the weekend.
The Chief said by the acceptance of the presidential results, the NPP would not only help in advancing the course of nation building processes, ... Read More
Discussants at a high level forum organized at the weekend called on governments, particularly Heads of States, to demonstrate good leadership in tackling poverty and food insecurity.
They stressed that the Presidency needed to take personal responsibility in demonstrating political determination to confront the issues.
The forum, which was organized by the Regional Office for Food and Agriculture Organisation for Africa, was to relate the successful case studies in the fight against ... Read More
Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, Managing Director of Graphic Communication Group Limited, has called for the extension of boarding facilities to all senior high schools in the country.
He said the boarding school system helped to bring students from all kinds of tribal and traditional backgrounds together, which enabled them to learn about each other?s cultures and tradition.
Mr Ashigbey said this on Saturday at the 83rd speech and Prize giving day of St. Augustine?s College?s in Cape ... Read More
President Michel Sleiman of Lebanon on Sunday awarded two retired Ghanaian military officers for their tremendous contribution towards the maintenance of peace in Lebanon and the entire Middle East.
The officers are Lieutenant General Seth Obeng and General Emmanuel Erskine who were instrumental in peacekeeping during the Middle East crises.
President Sleiman, as part of his two-day official visit to Ghana, also visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mauseleum and the "Asomdwe Park" where he laid ... Read More
Ghana and Lebanon on Saturday signed a framework agreement that would foster the ties of the two countries in many development areas as part of President Michel Sleiman?s two-day visit to Ghana.
The agreement, which was signed by Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for Ghana and Adnan Mansour, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration for Lebanon, was witnessed by President John Dramani Mahama for Ghana and President Michel Sleiman for ... Read More
Full Text of the President's State of the Nation Address
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRES
ADVANCING THE BETTER GHANA - OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
DELIVERED BY H. E. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
TO THE 6th PARLIAMENT OF THE 4TH REPUBLIC
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament
Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
Her Ladyship the Chief Justice
Honourable Members of Parliament
My presence here this morning is in fulfillment ... Read More
Ms Hanny Sherry Ayittey, the Minister for Health, has urged the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) of Ghana to institute pragmatic steps to address the issue of quack doctors in the system.
The Minister made the call when she paid a working visit to the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana on Friday.
She said quack doctors are causing harm to the health of unsuspecting public and the MDC could best halt their activities if it decentralized its operations.
She said majority of quack ... Read More
President John Dramani on Friday commended Brazil for initiating numerous economic measures that had catapulted them to higher economic strides in the last few years.
He said: ?We are all encouraged that Brazil has progress under the leadership of former President Da Silva and the country is still progressing under the current regime.?
President Mahama made this commendation when former President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva led a 15-member delegation to call on him at the Flagstaff ... Read More