Christian leaders have been urged to organise sex education programmes for the youth as a means of exposing them to the dangers of unsafe abortion.
This was part of the recommendations by participants from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches who attended a workshop organised in Accra by the Guttmacher Institute, a US-based reproductive health research institution.
The 40 participants were taken through the research data of the 2007 Maternal Health Survey undertaken by the Ghana ... Read More
The authorities of the Akuse Methodist Senior High School are expected to meet the parents of Ivy Korkor Djabatey, the final-year student who was flogged by two teachers, to see how best to resolve the matter
A source close to the Akuse District Police which confirmed this to the Ghanaian Times yesterday, said the school authorities, together with some members of the leadership of the church would meet Ishmael Kojo Djabatey, father of the victim, together with the District Police Commander, ... Read More
Engineer Regiment, Christopher Quainoo, 27, and Isaac Larbi, 25, both unemployed.
The suspects allegedly kidnapped an official of the Global Access Bank, at Lapaz, in Accra, and also extorted unspecified amounts of money from the bank?s customers.
The team operates by placing Isaac Larbi at the bank to spy on customer activities, and relaying the message to them.
They then position themselves at vantage points, confront their victims, and rob them of their monies.
The Tesano ... Read More
The Western Regional Minister, Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo, has appealed to stakeholders to formulate policies to sustain the National School Feeding Programme.
The Programme aims at providing primary school pupils, at least, a meal prepared from local foodstuffs daily, to ensure their physical and intellectual development.
Mr Addo made the call in an address read for him at a Regional Consultation and Validation workshop on the Programme, at Takoradi, last Thursday. It was attended by ... Read More
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs has taken steps to solve the numerous problems besetting the administration of chieftaincy in the country.
Dr H. Seidu Daannaa, sector Minister, announced this at an emergency meeting of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua on Friday.
He said the Ministry had requested all Regional Houses of Chiefs to advertise in the media the position of a counsel and make their recommendation to the Ministry after interviewing the ... Read More
Dr Joseph Amankwah, Director, Public Health of Ghana Health Service (GHS), has stated the need for policy guidelines for the implementation of the International Health Regulation (IHR) 2005.
According to him, there is no policy that clearly defines implementation structure, roles and responsibilities of various administration levels and stakeholders for the execution of the Regulation.
Dr Amankwah was speaking during the orientation of members of IHR Committee in Accra.
The Programme is ... Read More
Microsoft, a global ICT giant, has organised an information technology workshop, to motivate Ghanaian students to develop applications that can be used to solve real life problems in Ghana and the African continent.
The initiative was aimed to expose students to Microsoft technologies such as Bing Search, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and open source technology.
Addressing students at Ghana Technology University College in Accra, Mr Shina Oyetoso, Developer ... Read More
Madina Divisional Police Command for allegedly slapping a member of the Community Police Unit (CPU), who was directing traffic.
Superintendent Joseph Owusu-Bempah, District Police Commander, said Adabla Vanesa who was directing traffic at Ritz Junction in Accra ordered Sergeant Fredrick Afari of the Recce Regiment in Accra to stop to allow vehicles from the opposite direction to move.
When she signalled the soldier to move, he was still stationary compelling her to get closer to the car ... Read More
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru , Upper East Regional Minister has blamed Ghanaians particularly workers for the poorly manner they manage time.
The Regional Minister made the remarks in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after he had witnessed the inauguration of the African Development (ADB) Water Project at Dakola in Burkina Faso.
He expressed his admiration for the manner at which the Burkina Faso Government officials and traditional rulers were punctual at the occasion.
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President John Dramani Mahama on Friday gave the assurance that government would in the next few months fix all the challenges that had confronted his administration from the beginning of the year.
He said the economy had been resilient in the face of those challenges and government was tapping all necessary avenues to restore stable long-term electricity supply to the citizenry.
President Mahama gave this assurance when the Asantehene, Nana Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, led a high powered ... Read More
Two artisans who posed as soldiers of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra and succeeded in robbing five people of various sums of money, have been arrested.
The victims were robbed of between GHÂ¢1,000 and GHÂ¢1,500.
The suspects, Issifu Massawudu, 27 an auto mechanic who posed as a Dentist at the Hospital and his accomplice, Edmund Asare Gyesi, 30, an electrician who posed as a nurse, are in the custody of the Odorkor Police.
The third accomplice, Goerge Laryea, who claimed to be a Chief ... Read More
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with Vanguard Life Assurance Company Limited (VA Life), has introduced a funeral insurance product onto the Ghanaian market.
The welfare bancassurance product called ?ADB Abusua Anidaso?, would be underwritten by VA Life, a local insurance giant.
Bancassurance is the distribution of insurance products through the channels of a bank.
Speaking at the formal launch of the product in Accra, the Managing Director of ADB, Stephen Kpordzih, ... Read More
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has launched the 2nd AGI Industry Awards in Accra, with a call on government to accelerate effort at attracting more investors into the energy sector to take care of the country?s power deficit.
Nana Owusu-Afari, president of AGI, said wooing more independent power producers into the country would expand power supply and address the power crisis as well.
Slated for November this year, the awards are to provide a platform to help define the highest ... Read More
The Public Relations profession in Africa, ascended onto a new pedestal on the continent last week, when the African Union (AU) gave it a formal recognition, according it a partnership status, and teamed up with the Ethiopian Government to sponsor its 1st All African PR
The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) will soon be upgraded to a Media Arts University and award its own degrees, diplomas and certificates.
This is upon the recommendations of the committee instituted by the Ministry of Information and Media Relations, to enable the university chart its future growth.
The Rector of NAFTI, Prof. Linus Abraham, disclosed this in Accra last Saturday, at its graduation ceremony, at which 50 students were awarded degrees and certificates, in their ... Read More
The Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Kumasi, Peter Kwasi Sarpong, has called on the political leadership to stop taking decisions which hinder the progress of education in the country.
?We have to think of the child, think of Ghana and end the politics,? he opined, adding that the situation where changes are made to the education system just because ?of a promise made on political platform must not be allowed.
Archbishop Emeritus Sarpong asserted he did not see why the ?Sixth Form?was ... Read More
A Donation worth GHÂ¢50,000 has been made over to the Achimota Senior High School by the 1988 Year Group of the school as part of its Silver Jubilee celebration.
They include a multi-purpose science laboratory, water facilities and furniture.
The group also provided six polytanks and a borehole pump to improve water supply to the various houses in the school.
The automatic pump replacement which has an automated swish would pump water to the set houses at the rate of 50 liters per ... Read More
A 42-year-old Chinese, Chen Shicai is in the custody of the Ashaiman Police for snatching a taxi from one Mr Yaw Koduah.
Briefing the Ghana News Agency on the incident in Tema on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maxwell Atingane, Tema Regional Police Commander said Mr Koduah was driving the taxi from Tema to Accra at at about 0100 hours when Shicai stopped him at Community ?9? Roundabout.
DCOP Atingane said Shicai pulled out a short cutlass from his jacket and threatened to ... Read More
HE police at Wa are investigating a case in which a 12-year-old Sadat Mohammed is alleged to have shot his colleague, Hafiz Yahya at Bomiyiri, a suburb of Wa.
The incident occurred on Monday, in the bedroom of the suspect?s father who has been bedridden for several years.
The victim, also aged 12 years, was rushed to the Wa Hospital for doctors to remove the pellet in his right shoulder.
According to the Upper West Criminal Investigations Department Officer, DSP Daniel Kwantwi, both ... Read More
A 55-year-old farmer who allegedly defiled a 15-year-old Junior High School (SHS) student has been arrested by the Police at Otiwiwa near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The suspect, Kwa-dwo Ansah was said to have had sexual intercourse with the victim on five different occasions.
The Nsawam District Police Commander, Superintendent Akwasi Kan-kam-Boadu told The Ghanaian Times that both the victim and the suspect lived in the same area.
He said about a month ago, the accused proposed ... Read More