An Accra Fast Track Court on Monday ordered the State to pay to Mr. Edward Dua Agyeman, former Auditor General, entitlements due him.
These include gratuity and pension, in accordance with recommendations of the report on a review of facilities and privileges under Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution.
According to the court, the state was to pay a monthly pension equivalent to his salary as adjusted from time-to-time in accordance with the salary of the Auditor General at post or that of ... Read More
Hundreds of youth anxious to be admitted into the Ghana Armed Forces have massed up last Wednesday at various post offices in the Tema Metropolis to buy forms.
When the Ghanaian Times visited the Tema Community One and Community 11 Post Offices there were long winding queues with some officials of the place having a hard time controlling the crowd who had only one thing on their mind to get the forms.
Some of the people expressed frustration at the situation as they claimed they had been ... Read More
The Bolgatanga Regional Manager of the Ghana Red Cross Society in the Upper East Region, Mr. Joseph Abariga, has stated that, lack of logistical and basic amenities are the main obstacle hampering the effective and efficient progress of the organisation in the region.
?This has reduced the prompt response by our team of personnel in attending to disasters and other social interventions,? he stressed.
Mr. Abarika stated this in an interview with ?The Ghanaian Times? here last Friday.
He ... Read More
Dr Johannes Awudza of the Ghana Royal Society of Chemistry has called on the members of the Ghana Science Association (GSA) to demystify the study of the sciences, and attract more students to learn them.
He also encouraged them to avail their students of science journals and magazines to get them more interested in the field.
Dr Awudza made the call last Wednesday at a workshop at the University of Cape Coast on writing of science books.
The workshop was attended by over 60 ... Read More
The General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John, has once again vented his spleen on the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea; asking him to be careful when dealing with him as the general secretary of the party.
Speaking on Hello FM on Friday, Sir John described Nana Akomea, the Communications Director of the NPP as a mere appointee of the party; whereas he was elected as the General ... Read More
A 31- year old- man who allegedly tried to snatch a taxi from a driver at knife point at Labadi in Accra has been arrested by the night Police patrol team.
The suspect, Patrick Kwame Adom, hired the taxi from VIP station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle to La Girls School together with an accomplice named Bismark who is on the run.
Adom and Bismark attacked Nana Kofi Ahyin, the taxi driver, at about 2130 hours on Monday, March 18.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Wilson Kudze told the Ghana ... Read More
Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, has announced in his Palm Sunday homily he will visit Brazil in July.
He will attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro, saying Mass on Copacabana beach and praying at the Christ the Redeemer statue.
The Pope spoke in St Peter's Square as Holy Week, the most important period in the Christian calendar, began.
Thousands of people waved olive branches and palm fronds in the crowd.
I will see you in that great city ... Read More
Pastor Samuel Kaku-Mensah, Overseer of the Choice Victory Church, on Sunday urged Christians to trust in Jesus to enable him turn around the country and their personal affairs.
He made the call during a service to mark this year?s Palm Sunday at Takoradi.
Pastor Kaku-Mensah said Jesus is the ?Unchangeable changer? who will be able to take the country to a higher level and bring remarkable changes in the lives of those burdened by problems.
He said Jesus does not take anybody into a life ... Read More
Palm Sunday was observed yesterday in many churches throughout the country.
The occasion marked the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to begin his journey to death.
The worshippers held palm fronts and danced, proclaiming Christ as the saviour of mankind.
At the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Odorkor in Accra, Reverend Fr. Mark Nana Yaw Asare, the Assistant Parish Priest, urged Christians to remain steadfast in the Lord during the Holy Week.
He admonished them not to ... Read More
Parliament has approved GHÂ¢480 million as the annual budget estimates for two ministries to finance their activities for the year.
The House approved GHÂ¢292,479,722 for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and GHÂ¢187,086,535 for the Ministry of Transport.
Prior to the approval, the budget estimates of the two ministries for the 2013 fiscal year were thoroughly scrutinised by the Committees on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, and Roads and Transport respectively.
The two committees ... Read More
THE General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, maintains that his claim that government is behind the accident of its 2012 vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the party?s position.
Mr. Afriyie also known as Sir John, stated unequivocally that comments by some members of the party that his allegation pertaining to the near fatal accident of the vice presidential candidate was not the NPP?s position, should be disregarded.
?I am the General ... Read More
The Office of the President on Monday expressed concern about the manner in which vehicles belonging to various security agencies drive through traffic during the period of congestion especially in Accra.
A statement signed by Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and Media Relations and copied to the Ghana News Agency, cautioned drivers of vehicles belonging to security agencies including private security companies to follow normal traffic regulations ?except and unless during cases of ... Read More
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for the Interior, yesterday entreated the Ghana Navy and the Marine Police Unit to team up and combat maritime crime and protect the country?s oil and gas installations.
This, he said, would go a long way to curb any threat posed by criminals and pirates to the petroleum industry and ensure the peace, harmony and integrity of the country?s territorial waters.
Mr Ahwoi made these remarks in a keynote address delivered at the official ground-breaking ceremony for the ... Read More
THE 1992 Constitution empowers the President, in consultation with the Council of State, to appoint Directors and others to serve on the Boards of State-Owned Enterprises (SOES).
The principal role of these board members is to control the excesses of Chief Executives and Managing Directors of the SOEs, to ensure that they conform to the administrative practices of their respective institution.
Besides that, the Boards of Directors are expected to assess issues in their totality and offer ... Read More
The Netherland Initiative for Capacity Building in Higher Education (NICHE) has presented two buses to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS).
Madam Helen Bernot Ullero, Senior Programme Administrator of the NICHE, made the presentation and stated that the vehicles are to ensure the success of the capacity building project the NICHE is implementing in the school.
The UDS, in collaboration with the NICHE and the Dutch government, ... Read More
GLICO GENERAL, a leading company in the general insurance sector, has reviewed its operations for the 2012 financial year, showing remarkable performance, especially in the payment of claims to its numerous clients.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Kwame Achampong-Kyei, Glico General paid claims to GHÂ¢ 4,142,340, covering motor, fire, marine, engineering and general accident. This marks a 62 per cent increase over the 2011 claims figure of GHÂ¢ 2,609, 592.53.
Some ... Read More
The Chairman of Antrak Ghana, Alhaji Asoma Banda has called for the expansion of the Tema Port to accommodate the growing number of cargoes being handled at the port.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Times Â after a cocktail in Accra Â in honour of Mr Jason Reynard, Â the outgoing countryÂ Managing Director of Bollore Africa Logistics Ghana Limited(BALGL), Alhaji Banda said one of the biggest challenges facing the shipping industry is the inadequate space to accommodate the increasingÂ cargoes at the ... Read More
Ghana has targeted the private sector for a bigger role in its drive to overhaul the country?s infrastructure and improve its services, according to the country?s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Hannah Tetteh.
Ms.Tetteh told the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) that public, private partnerships (PPP) with both Ghanaian and foreign partners could pave the way for the country to expand its energy infrastructure, which was crucial for facilitating ... Read More
Emmanuel Frimpong made his first appearance for Ghana in their 4-0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Sudan in Kumasi and he was excited to finally pull on the national shirt.
Frimpong represented England at Under 16 and Under 17 levels before switching rationality to make his Ghana bow on Sunday.
He put in an assured performance in his first display for the Black Stars.
?It?s a fantastic opportunity for me. I made my feeling clear I wanted to play for Ghana and the coach gave me ... Read More
Ghana?s Black Stars squeezed four unanswered goals past Sudan in a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The win puts the Stars in a good position to making a third successive World Cup appearance at the event billed for Brazil next year. Ghana took advantage of a sloppy marking at the right flank, broke the deadlock the 19th minute through Asamoah Gyan.
Gyan, had the easiest of tasks to tap in John Boye?s header after the defender intercepted a ... Read More