WHEN President John Mahama swore in 17 Ministers of state at the Flagstaff House, Accra, recently, he was bold in warning them to eschew corrupt practices, ostentation and opulence, and charged them to be transparent and accountable in all their official duties.
He insisted on how crucial it is to give Ghanaians value for money, and avoid the suspicions that the public have of public office holders.
The President reminded them that per the constitution, they are to be held liable for their ... Read More
The announcement of new petrol prices on Sunday resulted in serious confrontation between some passengers and drivers in the Kumasi metropolis.
Drivers who got wind of the increase of the fuel prices in the evening of Sunday, immediately started to charge new fares which passengers declined to pay, thus, resulting in arguments and subsequent exchange of blows, particularly, at the Atonsu-Agogo lorry station.
Distances that attracted 30 Gp shot up to 75Gp.
In one of the incidents, which ... Read More
Although the Ghana Road Transport Operators (GRTO) has announced new transport fares following the increment in fuel prices, drivers in the capital are yet to abide by the new fares.
The GRTO on Saturday released a press statement directing commercial transport operators to comply with the new fares and also post the fare list at loading terminals so as to avoid any confrontation with passengers.
The new fares range between eight and twenty-five per cent, depending on the distance ... Read More
FISHERMEN at the James Town landing beach and at Korle Gonno, all in Accra, have commended government for not increasing the price of premix fuel.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times in separate interviews yesterday the fishermen expressed gratitude to the government saying it was an ample testimony that the government had the plight of fishermen in the country at heart.
Mr. Emmanuel Addy, with 52 years fishing experience said compared to previous years, where there had been agitations between ... Read More
I have diagnosed the disease affecting Ghanaian journalism before, and I do so again: it is the total commercialisation of the media in the country.
If someone sets up a newspaper or radio station for the sole purpose of making money money with it, he will employ people who know how to make money with the media and nothing else.
Yet the media, as the source of informatio0n in a modern democracy, ought to have more concerns than merely making money.
The example often quoted in schools of ... Read More
The Headmistress of Saint Mary?s Senior High School, Ms Doris A. Bramson, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to review the Unified Code of Discipline for second cycle institutions in the country, ?to make it bite?.
?As a matter of urgency, the GES should ensure that the Code has teeth to bite; and punitive enough to meet the pranks of modern day teenagers, whose antics are many years ahead of their parents and teachers, she stated.
Ms Bramson made the appeal at the school?s ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama will deliver the state of the nation?s address in Parliament on February 21.
Mr Alfred Agbesi, Deputy Majority Leader, said this when he read the Business statement for the fourth week ending Friday February 22, 2013.
He said it is in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution adding that members were entreated to attend upon the House punctually for the event.
Mr Agbesi also announced the burial arrangement for Mr Henry Ford Kamel, former Volta ... Read More
Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Information and Media Relations on Friday stressed the need for Ghanaians to come together to foster national development.
Speaking at the official launch of Ghana?s 56th Independence Anniversary Celebrations in Accra the Minister said, "We need to put aside our political differences and unite to develop our dear country Ghana."
The theme for this year?s celebration is ?Partnership and Innovation for Building a New and Better Ghana?.
Mr Ayariga said the ... Read More
The leading telecommunication network in Ghana, MTN, in partnership with Echo House Ghana Limited, have launched a web portal that opens the door for students in tertiary institutions to access academic, entertainment and professional career information at no additional cost.
The new web portal will allow students to access academic results, examination timetable, and information pertaining to campus activities, entertainment, employment opportunities and career guidance and counseling ... Read More
Ms Esther Aboagye, Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) parliamentary candidate in the 2012 election for Agona East, has called on Ghanaians to stop persecuting and condemning Reverend Isaac Owusu-Bempah for prophesying that President John Dramani Mahama and other top personalities would die this year.
She declared that the continuing vilification of the Founder and head Pastor of the Glorious Word Ministry International would not help the unity and prosperity of the country.
Addressing a press ... Read More
Mr Emil Anornu, Senior Blood Donor Organiser at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi has admonished the public to have confidence in the blood transfused to patients in the hospitals.
He said the hospitals were there to save lives therefore would ensure that blood transfused to patients were safe, adding ?we aim at saving lives but not to destroy. It would be sad to add sickness to already sick people.?
As a result blood donated by the public is thoroughly screened in the ... Read More
The just ended first ever Ghana DJ Awards 2013 ensued on Friday night, 15th February 2013 at the National Theatre.
2013 Ghana DJ Awards was schemed to credit zealous and hardworking Ghanaian disk jockeys? that promotes and plays Ghanaian music in accordance of the artistes.
The show hosted by Ghana?s most endowed comedian and Ex-Big Brother Stargame Housemate ?DKB? saw astonishing opening performance from gospel honcho Nicolas Omani Acheampong, then it proceeded to Stone Bwouy, Ghana Lady ... Read More
Ghana international Abdul Majeed Waris opened his Spartak Moscow accounts with a double on Friday night when they beat Romanian side FC Otelul Galati in a friendly game in Spain.
Waris who won the goal king award in the Swedish Allsvagen last season with BK Hacken scored early in the first half with a powerful grounder after he had weaved his way through a forest of legs.
The striker then pounced on the ball after a defensive mixed-up before dancing round the goalkeeper for the goal for ... Read More
Berekum Arsenal became the first premiership side to crash out of the MTN FA Cup after losing 1-0 to Division One side Rainbow FC on Saturday.
The Gunners were undone by Richard Owusu's first half strike Abrankese Park as the first tier side advance to the Round of 32 of the Cup competition.
Tema Youth managed a 1-0 win over Dumas FC at the Gyandu Park to progress to the next stage.
Round of 64 Results for Saturday, Feb. 16
Agbozome Weavers vrs. BA Utd
Dumas FC 0-1 Tema ... Read More
Ghana?s squad will undergo massive changes before the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan next month.
Head coach Kwesi Appiah and the technical team will not invite players whose commitment levels at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations were below expectations.
Appiah?s technical report submitted to the Ghana FA on why the Black Stars failed to win a fifth title, highlighted that some players could not punch above their weight.
This has forced the management and technical ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama says his government is willing to cooperate with organized labour in order to create meaningful and sustainable jobs.
The President said the demography of Ghana?s population requires that more attention is geared towards creating jobs for the youth.
President Mahama made the remarks when members of the Trade Union Congress paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House on Friday.
?We face a changing demographic in our country where the youthful ... Read More
The Association of Ghana Industries has called on government to cede off some of the contracts in the oil and gas sector to local enterprises in order to promote the growth of the local industries.
Nana Owusu-Afari, President of the AGI, said the subject of local content in the oil and gas sector continued to be a very serious issue that government cannot ignore.
The AGI President said this when the National Executives of the Association toured some institutions and companies such as the ... Read More
Road transport operators have issued a new road transport fares owing to the increase of fuel price in the country.
A press release issued to the copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Mr. Stephen Okudzeto, Mr. Ben Amoabeng Peprah, Alhaji Yaw Manu and Alhaji Aliyu Baba road transport operators stated that, the new road transport fares take immediate effect.
?The road transport operators are kingly requested to comply with the new fares and post the fare list at their loading ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama has said his government appreciates and regards journalists as partners in the nation's developmental agenda.
He said with his back-ground in the field of communication, he appreciated the importance of the media, in the country's development.
President Mahama said this when he made a surprise appearance at a press soiree in Accra.
The event was to afford a cross section of the media to interact with Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and Media ... Read More
A 35- year old welder was last Saturday electrocuted at the Space Plastic Recycling Company at Adabraka in Accra.
The deceased, Edward Senyo was said to have met his untimely death when operating a plugged machine at the factory.
He was later spotted on a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera at the company working on a machine without wearing boots.
The camera was said to have also revealed some metals on the ground while he was operating the machine.
Senyo?s death attracted a large ... Read More