The Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has returned home from Abuja, Nigeria, after attending an extra-ordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that discussed the crisis situation in Mali.
The summit, which also discussed the situation in Guinea Bissau, brainstormed on modalities for military intervention to address the rebellion that has taken over the northern part of Mali.
Briefing journalists upon arrival at the airport on Sunday night, Vice President ... Read More
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto was on Sunday enthroned as the 9th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Accra.
He succeeds the Very Rev. Dr. Justice Ofei Akrofi who retired last month after 16 years of service as the Anglican Bishop of Accra and the eighth Archbishop and Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa.
The enthronement ceremony held at the Holy Trinity Anlgican Cathedral was characterised by pomp and pageantry amidst praise singing and throbbing of ... Read More
Printing of ballot papers for the Presidential and ParliamentaryÂ polls started on Wednesday, November 7th amidst tight security as the Electoral Commission (EC) stepped up preparations for the elections, Ghana News Agency investigation established at the weekend.
GNA information indicated the various publishing houses engaged for the printing have already completed printing the ?Election 2012 Notice of Polls?.
On security of the ballot papers and officials involved in the printing, an EC ... Read More
The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Dr. Mensa Otabil yesterday took a swipe at political operatives who are manipulating his sermons to suit their parochial interest, describing their activities as ?evil and mischief?.
He explained that ?when political operatives hijack a pastor?s words, sample, splice, edit and manipulate it to mean something other than what was intended, and then go ahead to lift those words from their proper context and place them within a ... Read More
Ghana Under-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has picked his 18-man squad to face South Africa on Saturday in the CAF U17 final round qualifier first leg tie.
The squad includes five players from the renowned Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord Academy and other from Red Bull and Right To Dream Academies.
Tema Youth midfielder Moses Ojer is the only player with Premier League experience to have made the list.
Defender-cum-midfielder Yakubu Mohammed has returned from trials with Ukranian side FC Dnipro and ... Read More
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu the second has dismissed claims that chiefs and traditional rulers are idol worshipers.
But rather he says traditional rulers are true Christians who believe in God and Jesus Christ.
Asamponhene (grandfather of Asantehene), Nana Asampong Boakye the third delivered Asantehene?s words at a special service organized at the Baba Yara Stadium in honour of the visiting World head of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Pastor Ted Neil Wilson.
He says it is wrong ... Read More
Mr Rojo Mettle- Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health said on Saturday that the departure of the Israeli rescue team was an indication that their Ghanaian counterpart had the needed requirement to continue with the mission.
Briefing the media, he said the return of the team to Israel should not be interpreted as their abandonment of the mission as the Ghanaian team made up of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Organisation, and the rest are working ... Read More
The National Executives and members of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) on Saturday declared their support for Dr Abu Foster Sakara the Flag bearer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).
Addressing a press conference at the CPP flag bearer?s campaign office in Accra, Mr Randy Sarfo, Communications Director said: ?As you all know by now, GFP was disqualified by the Electoral Commission? to contest this year?s Presidential election and subsequently our flag bearer, Madam Akua Donkor came out ... Read More
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says the New Patriotic Party?s (NPP) free Senior High School education promise is the sure way to bring social justice and equality of opportunity to Ghanaians.
President Kufuor was speaking at a prayer conference organized by the party on the theme: Jericho Must Fall in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi on Sunday.
The former president, who was given a rousing welcome by the teeming NPP supporters said, the party is one that loves peace and will do ... Read More
The Oforikrom Office of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in Kumasi has been temporarily closed down for security reasons.
Mr Evans Ablordeppey, NYEP Coordinator, said the decision which was taken on the advice of the police, was to ensure the safety of the workers.
The office would, therefore, commence operation as soon as they are given the go ahead by the police.
The development comes as a stray bullet hit the office at about 1400 hours on Friday. None of ... Read More
The Ghana Catholic Bishops? Conference has reiterated its appeal to the government to maintain the four-year Senior High School (SHS) duration for some time to ascertain its full benefits and disadvantages, before deciding to switch to another system.
?There is no denying fact that students can complete the academic syllabus within three years, given greater commitment on the part of teachers and cooperation from students.
?But basing ourselves on the testimony of teachers and the ... Read More
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana will tomorrow announce its decision on what the policy rate should be for the next three months.
The policy rate is usually indicative the rate commercial banks can borrow from the central bank.
The MPC will base its decision on its review of developments in the economy for the past three months.
Meanwhile Analysts are of the view the Bank of Ghana may maintain the policy rate or possibly reduce it marginally.
Derrick Mensah, analyst ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government had provided unprecedented access to education for the last four years and that many parts of the country have had their equal share.
He said the government had provided almost 1,700 schools to eliminate schools under trees, built dormitories, science laboratories, administrative blocks and fence walls of many schools across the country to ensure access to quality education.
?It is for this reason that we ... Read More
Ghana's friendly against Cape Verde in Portugal has been moved to Wednesday, November 14.
No official reason was given.
The Black Stars were originally scheduled to play the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match in Lisbon today.
But organisers of the game have informed the Ghana Football Association that the game will now be played tomorrow.
The venue remains the University of Lisbon Stadium in Lisbon.
Ghana are preparing for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations where they have been ... Read More
A former Ghanaian boxer, Mr. Everness Nortey, has advised young and upcoming boxers to learn a trade aside boxing so that they could be responsible when they retire from the sport.
He said, ?most boxers become useless and have nothing to live on when they retire which could cause them a whole lot of frustration and subsequently affect their families as a whole.?
Mr. Nortey has therefore cautioned that, for this to be avoided and enable a retired boxer have a comfortable life at old age, ... Read More
Ghanaian striker Samuel Afum will join Swiss Super League side Young Boys in January, next year.
Afum?s Egyptian side FC Smouha have accepted a US$ 1.5 million offer from the Berne-based to sign the 23-year-old when the transfer re-opens in the New Year.
Young Boys boss Martin Rueda has been in search for a goal-poacher to replace the Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka who joined English side Southampton in August.
The club?s scouts had been following the exploits of the former Hearts of ... Read More
Mr Lee Ocran, Minister of Education, on Thursday handed over 6,720 laptops to Volta Regional Coordinating Council to be distributed among 280 basic schools in the region.
The beneficiary schools would each receive 24 laptops.
A total of 280 trolleys, where the laptops would be recharged, was part of the consignment.
Mr Ocran reassured teachers that the promise by government to give them laptops is on course and that the first 50,000 are being assembled.
He ... Read More
The youth have been advised to go into agro-based business instead of seeking for non-existing white collar jobs in the cities.
The Project Director of Matrix Mind Consulting Limited, Dr. Tweneboah Senzu told 40 youths who have undergone six weeks of training in the production of cat-fish, also called the mud fish.
He said his outfit would assist farmers establish aqua farms as well as market the products of farmers.
He noted that many farmers produce but fail to get market for ... Read More