The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has celebrated the 43rd World Standards Day in Accra with a call on the public to participate actively in standardization.
Each year on October 14, members of International Organisation for Standarsation (ISO), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates. World Standards Day to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of experts who develop the voluntary agreements that are published as ... Read More
Six pupils from four communities within Newmont Ghana?s operational areas in the Brong-Ahafo Region have qualified to represent the region in the finals of the national Spelling Bee competition slated for February 2013 in Accra.
They emerged best spellers at the finals of this year?s regional Spelling Bee competition held in Sunyani, recently.
Forty-five pupils from schools in the Tano North and Asutifi districts were selected for the regional finals, having won the competition at the ... Read More
The Sunyani Polytechnic has held its 17th matriculation
at which the students were urged to conduct their political activities on the campus in a more decent manner to ensure peace before, during and after the elections.
?This is an election year and political parties would be visiting the campus to canvas for votes, however, reduce the level of noise at all times since we are in an academic environment,? Prof. Thomas Kwadwo Djang-Fordjour, the Rector, has said.
In all, 1,407 students, ... Read More
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has condemned the habit of some community members in the region, who use classrooms and school compounds as smoking and defecating grounds.
She also expressed her dissatisfaction on reports of attacks on teachers in some parts of the country by the youth and parents, making it difficult for teachers to give of their best.
Mrs Benyiwa-Doe expressed these sentiments in a speech read on her behalf at this year?s Central Regional World ... Read More
The Institute of Packaging, Ghana, (IOPG), a body committed to improving the standard of packaging in the country through the provision of professional training, development of cost effective and environmentally friendly packaging, has elected new executives to steer its affairs for the next two years.
The seven-member executive comprises Mr. Kwesi T. Abaidoo (President), Mr. Fares Akl (First Vice President), Mrs. Caroline Tsikata (Second Vice Presient), Mr. Emmanuel Quarshie (Financial ... Read More
Creating a sustainable cocoa sector that will meet the de
mands of the chocolate industry and improve the livelihoods of farmers will require ?billions of dollars? of investment, Mars Incorporated, one of world?s leading manufacturer of food products, has warned.
The US-based manufacturer said the industry ?must work together? to build on recent individual investment from chocolate makers, better the economic prospects of farmers and improve yields, without ?compromising? limited natural ... Read More
Ghana must embrace a regional development approach that
focuses on the natural resource unique to each region to serve as catalyst for sparking economic development, thereby creating jobs for the unemployed.
?At least that will help to diminish the present unhealthy and unhelpful migration of graduates to few capital cities such as Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi to look for jobs,? Dr. Kofi Amoah, Chief Executive Officer of Citizen Kofi, said at the weekend.
He was speaking as a special guest ... Read More
In a move to accommodate the browsing habits of its customers on its network, Vodafone Ghana has introduced a ?Pay As You Go? data tariff that allows customers to pay less the longer they browse.
Customers can see a reduction of up to 75 per cent of the standard ?Pay As You Go? charge per MB when they browse and download 10 MB of data in one session, which equates to the average length of a music video.
Tara Squire, Head of Consumer Marketing at Vodafone Ghana, explained the business ... Read More
I cannot tell you how terrible it was to see a film on the BBC, about conditions in the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, otherwise known as the Accra Mental Asylum.
An equally distressing film had earlier been made of the place -- and shown - Anas Aremeyaw Anas. But there, one year or more later, were worse conditions being shown to the whole world.
Again. And one had to ask oneself: do our rulers have human feelings? Did they see these films and allow such a situation to continue? Torpor? ... Read More
President John Mahama has said the NDC does not feel betrayed by the comments made by former President J.J. Rawlings at the NDP congress in Kumasi, saying, the NDC remains focused on its campaign message which is being received well at the grassroots.
In an interview with journalists at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra yesterday, shortly after his arrival from his campaign in the Northern parts of the Volta and the Northern Regions, President Mahama said the NDC founder was entitled ... Read More
Fire yesterday gutted the Mallam Market in Accra, destroying wares and property worth thousands of cedis.
Although there were no casualties, about three hundred structures out of the five hundred and fifty shops were destroyed in the fire which started at about 5:30 am.
Two hours after the arrival of personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service, the fire was still raging due to shortage of water in the two fire tenders.
It took almost an hour, for the fire fighters to refill and return ... Read More
Fourteen out of the 23 registered political parties and an independent candidate have picked nomination forms from the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the Presidential election in December.
The latest to do so are the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the National Democratic Party (NDP).
A source close to the EC disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.
The presidential candidates of the parties are expected to return the completed nomination forms together with ... Read More
Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) is to partner with non-governmental organizations to plant more income trees in the northern ecological zone.
The Chief Executive Officer of SADA, Alhaji Seidu Iddi hinted that SADA was assisting with researchers to come with increase viable sheanut trees population in the area.
This was contained a speech read on his behalf at the inauguration Tree Aid, a United Kingdom based NGO country office for Ghana in Tamale at the weekend. ... Read More
Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the Minister of Health Mr Alban Bagbin as an excellent candidate who should be retained as Member of Parliament for the Nadowli West Constituency.
He appealed to voters in the constituency not to change him for any other candidate saying "my only problem with Mr Bagbin is that he is too good for everything, any position you put him he excels. He has obviously become a good material that ... Read More
Hundreds of keep-fit clubs from all over the country at the weekend joined hands with politicians, actors, pastors, and many others to keep fit in love and unity at the 7th annual Happy FM Keep-Fit festival staged at the El Wak Sports Stadium.
With hot jama tunes pouring out from the energetic crowd, including officials of Happy FM, the keep-fit clubs got the festival on fire with a 5km health walk from the premises of Happy FM to the El Wak stadium.
A large crowd, made up of keep-fit ... Read More
The battle line has been drawn between Ghana and host nation South Africa as the two teams take to the field today to battle for superiority in the Junior Africa Hockey Cup of Nations today.
The match is expected to be full of thrill and fireworks and the turf to suffer the wrath of the giants will be at the Kaspersky Hockey Stadium, Randburg.
South Africa is one of Ghana?s biggest hurdles to cross in the tournament aside Egypt who announced their presence by demolishing Zimbabwe 14-1 in ... Read More
THE five-member executive board of the Africa Hockey Association (AfHA) is set to meet on Friday October 19, at Randburg in South Africa.
According to the president of the board, who is also the president of AfHA, Mr. Seif Ahmed, the board will be meeting to deliberate on some proposed topics for the 2013 hockey season.
He said some of the topics on agenda would be the consideration of a development plan to oversee the development of Africa hockey, deliberate on proposed venues for the ... Read More
The Ghana Navy has emerged as the overall winner of this year?s Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports competition held at the El-wak Sports Stadium in Accra last Friday.
Host of the competition, Navy, managed to beat very stiff competition from the Ghana Army and the Air Force to walk away with 28 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze at the end of the five-day competition.
The Air Force followed with 23 gold, 25 silver and 19 bronze to pick the second position, while the Army followed with 16 gold, ... Read More
A RICH constellation of the nation's stars have started pitching camp yesterday in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to prepare for the 'almighty' Ghana-Malawi 2013 Nations Cup decider on Saturday, October 13.
Ghana's Black Stars zoom into Saturday's cracker with a 2-0 credit in their kitty and must 'jealously' guard the scoreline to snatch qualification ticket to the South Africa tournament next year.
Communications Officer of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saane Daara, ... Read More
GHANA?s Ambassador to Russia, His Excellency Dr Seth Koranteng, has paid a special visit to the camp of the Ghana National Amputee Football team, the Black Challenge, at their hotel base in Kaliningrad, Russia, to lend his support to their World Cup campaign.
The hurriedly-organized visit was to give Dr. Koranteng the opportunity to assess their preparations and to encourage them to go for gold at the 31st Amputee Football World Cup currently going on in the Russian enclave of ... Read More