The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Millison
Narh has called on Financial Institutions (FI) in the sub-region to work hard to help rural farmers? access capital to finance their farming business.
He said though FI had worked hard to enhance the financial inclusion of farmers, the majority of farmers in the rural areas faced difficulties in accessing finance.
Mr Narh, who is the new chairman of African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), gave the advice at the ... Read More
Mr Peter Hodgson, a Principal Inspector of Mines at the Minerals Commission, has advised officials of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to become more conversant with mining rights and regulations.
He said this would equip the officials with knowledge and skills, to enable them to assist in bringing sanity to the mining sector, particularly small-scale mining.
Mr Hodgson was speaking at a day?s sensitization workshop, organized by the commission to educate ... Read More
Two Ghanaian referees have been selected to officiate at the 2012 African Women?s Championship (AWC) scheduled for 28 October to 11 November in Equatorial Guinea.
The duo; Christine Ziga Enyoman and Emmanuella Aglagoh will be the only Ghanaian representation at the tournament the Black Queens will be sitting out for the first time.
Information gathered by GNA Sports indicates that the two referees made it into the list of 26 selected officials based on their performance in recent ... Read More
The Marketing Officer of Akuapem Rural Bank, Mr Samuel Boateng Nkansah, has called on workers to help remove impediments in the way of pensioners so that when they retire, they would not suffer the same fate.
He said some of the impediments in the way of pensioners as forming long queues at the banks to collect their pensions as well as the frustrations some face at the Controller and Accountant General Department before their documents are processed.
Mr Nkansah said this when on ... Read More
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural development, has called on religious bodies to pray for God?s blessings on the nation.
He said the nation needs peace and stability at all times in its development efforts. Mr Ofosu-Ampofo made the call when he joined in worship with three Tema based churches, namely, Liberty Revival Ministries; Holiness Mission International Church and the Church of Pentecost.
The Minister, who is also the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ... Read More
The ruling National Democratic Congress is first on the ballot of the December 2012 elections followed by the GCPP then the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
All seven political parties and the independent candidate contesting in the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections today balloted for their positions on the ballot paper.
The Electoral Commission on Thursday cleared seven political parties and the independent candidate to contest the presidential race in the ... Read More
ADO-EKITI, four hours drive from Nigeria?s capital, Lagos, is the capital of the Federation?s smallest state, Ekiti.
A first sight of the town shows that unlike some other Nigerian cities, it has traffic lights that actually work. The roads are largely smooth and well-planned, so that the raucous traffic chaos that is normally associated with Nigeria, is remarkable by its
Yes, I have been accosted by one beggar and a windscreen cleaner made an unsolicited attempt to ?clean? a ... Read More
AHEAD of the Street Academy?s Juvenile Boxing show which is to identify and nurture young budding talents to take up the mantle from the country?s ageing boxers, the academy has been receiving a lot of support and 'Computer Reach' is the latest to join the growing list of donors to the school.
Computer Reach is a humanitarian organization based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA, that recycles used computers with free software in partnering with Africa ICT Right, a non-profit organization here ... Read More
Uncle of Andre Ayew, Sola, insists the Olympique Marseille midfielder will satisfy the ultimatum given by the Ghana FA to apologize for misconducting himself.
The 22-year-old was said to have made disrespectful gestures when substituted in the Black Stars? 1-0 win over Malawi on October 13.
Ayew who is not noted for misconduct, has been issued a one-week ultimatum by the Ghana FA to apologize to the technical team and his teammates for his unruly behaviour in Lilongwe.
And his uncle, ... Read More
President John Mahama yesterday assured Ghanaians that he would be President of all when the electorate retained him in power during the upcoming elections.
?I will be the President of all and hold high the flag of Ghana,? he said when he took his turn at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Encounter with Presidential Candidates in Accra last night.
The President who is the first sitting president to participate in the encounter, outlined a number of key policy issues that an NDC ... Read More
Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, former Eastern Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been elected as the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP.
He polled 366 votes to beat Lawyer Seth Wiafe Danquah who had 116 votes at the primaries held on Sunday.
Mr Annoh-Dompreh in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the election, said when given the nod he would ensure that all children of school-going age are enrolled to support the free SHS vision of the ... Read More
This year?s Christ Cares Ministries International (CCMI) Convention designed to stir-up "life-force" of participants, is slated for 22nd to 28th October 2012.
The convention christened "Greater Heights (GH)" is a major programme on the calendar of the Church that had been celebrated by Christians from all walks of life.
Year after year, there had been an overwhelming testimonies flowing out of the Convention.
This year?s convention will honour God?s anointed man Dr. Nana ... Read More
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday at the close of filing of nomination for December Presidential and Parliamentary polls cleared eight Presidential Candidates, whilst three parties and one Independent candidate were disqualified.
The Presidential Candidates for the seven parties were; President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Convention People's Party's (CPP) Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster and ... Read More
To prevent cases of pregnant mad women on the streets living in the society with no clue as to the men who impregnated them,, the Divisional Coordinator for the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Ashaiman,ASP Jennifer Bolah has called for public vigilance.
She noted that the issue which is an age long challenge is heartbreaking and needs the cooperation of all stakeholders as the Police alone could not be everywhere to monitor all happenings.
This follows a publication ... Read More
Junior Nurses and Midwives Group (JNMG) yesterday declared a nationwide strike for what they describe as government inability to respond appropriately to their demands.
The decision to goal strike action followed the interrupt of their planned demonstration by the police at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
Despite the ministry?s decision for a renegotiation today to resolve their grievances, the group still insists on an indefinite strike.
Over 4,000 nurses across the country are ... Read More
Forty- three students who have successfully completed a four-week professional certificate training course in Radio /Television Presentation, Broadcasting, and Communication studies received their certificates. Out of the number, 21 were women and rests were men.
Radio and Television presentation is one of the most important aspects of journalism which sends massages across the world by using your voice to communicate effectively and needs to be respected. ?Due to this, presenters must be ... Read More
The famous Paga crocodile pond in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East region has been given a major face-lift to boost tourism in the region.
The project executed by the ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at a cost of GHÂ¢390,000.00 included the refurbishment of four chalets, fenced walls and walk-ways.
The Paga crocodile pond, one of the leading tourism attraction sites in the country records an average of 100,000 tourists annually.
Mr Samuel Ofosu ... Read More
The Tema East constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed to annex the parliamentary seat from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which the latter has guarded jealously for the past 16 years.
The NDC won the maiden parliamentary election in the constituency in 1992, the tenure that ushered in the Fourth Republican Constitution, but lost it to the NPP in subsequent elections.
Robert Kempes Ofosuware, NDC parliamentary candidate for Tema East and Tema Metropolitan Chief ... Read More
A soldier attached to the Airforce StationÂ in Takoradi, Flight Sergeant Henry Napier Pallon, who told the ex wife?s uncle, Ex- Chief Petty Officer [CPO] Roland Addo that he will see blood and later ended up wounding the retired naval officer last week, is being sought by the police to assist in their investigations.
Flt. Sgt Pallon, according to the police, is alleged to have wounded and bit the thumb of Addo during a fight at Abuesi in the Shama district of the Western Region.
In an ... Read More
The Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (N.D.C), Mr. Alfred Kwame Agbesi has submitted his forms to the Electoral Commission here to contest for the seat again.
After he had been declared by the Returning Officer, Mr. Alfred Tetteh as qualified, Mr. Agbesi said he expects the elections to be free and fair and called on other contestants to help in making it violence free.
?This is not a war and so there is no need for an ... Read More