Archive for month August, 2018

  • August 31, 2018

    African gov’ts...

    African governments are being urged to increase investment in agricultural technology as the sure way to help the continent deal with food insecurity. Stakeholders in the agricultural sector are concerned a large chunk of investments in science and technology research in agriculture on the continent is highly donor funded. “Africa...

  • August 31, 2018

    Ghana in...

    Ghana in Talks With Volkswagen Over Plans to Assemble Vehicles Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo said the country is in talks with Volkswagen AG over plans to assemble vehicles as part of Germany’s foreign policy agenda to strengthen development in Africa and contain illegal migration. Akufo-Addo is hosting Chancellor Angela Merkel...

  • August 31, 2018

    Don’t Elect...

    Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to elect candidates of integrity into the leadership cadre of the party. In a message to the NDC delegates ahead of their Regional elections this weekend, Mr. Rawlings noted that the outcome of the elections will...

  • August 31, 2018

    Australian High...

    The Australian High Commission and Challenging Heights, an NGO, have teamed up to provide support services for victims of Child Trafficking in Ghana. Although efforts to end child trafficking have has been in the news for a long time, not much is known about what happens to the children rescued by...

  • August 31, 2018

    Elect committed...

    Former President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, has sent a message of goodwill to candidates and delegates participating in the National Democratic Congress Regional elections this weekend. The Greater Accra branch of NDC will vote on Saturday, September 1 at the Central Cafeteria,...

  • August 31, 2018

    MTN raises...

    MTN has raised a total of 1.146 billion cedis from its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The amount realized from the IPO shows that MTN fell short of its target of 3.47 billion cedis by about 2.3 billion cedis. The telecom company however says the performance is highly commendable considering the...

  • August 31, 2018

    Implementation of...

    The implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note policy has been postponed. The policy, which was expected to be rolled out on September 1, 2018, has been postponed to October 15, 2018. Minister of Information Designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the postponement is to allow for more consultations on the CTN...

  • August 31, 2018

    Newspaper headlines:...

                              Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | GN

  • August 31, 2018

    NDC must...

    National Democratic Congress [NDC] Presidential Hopeful, Goosie Tanoh, has highlighted the need for the revitalization of the party to capture power in the 2020 elections. He emphasized that the party requires an individual with the capacity to touch base with the grassroots in a manner that positions the NDC for...

  • August 31, 2018

    Mahama’s 2020...

    Managing Editor of the Searchlight newspaper, Ken Kuranchie, believes he has found a clause in the Constitution that explicitly bars former President John Mahama from contesting again as President unless Parliament permits him. He refers to Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution which states: “The President shall not, on...

  • August 31, 2018

    A-G not...

    > Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, is not ruling out the possibility of an inside job in a recent break-in at some offices of her department. She has also confirmed that there have been similar incidents of break-ins and thefts at the department this year. According to her,...

  • August 31, 2018

    35% income...

    The new tax measures introduced by government in July this year is taking a toll on the salaries of Members of Parliament. As part of measures to raise more revenue to meet its revenue target for the 2018 fiscal year, government among other things revealed it will introduce a new...

  • August 31, 2018

    Actress, Juliet...

    Singer, and lover of actress, Juliet Ibrahim, Iceberg Slim, recently left his fans talking after he shared a photo of himself in a towel. It is no big deal if one ties the towel around the house but it will become a big deal if the fellow does not control...

  • August 31, 2018

    Ghana Delays...

    Ghana is postponing plans to protect itself from higher oil prices as the country reviews how its currency is affecting what consumers pay at the pump. Foreign exchange movements are probably having a bigger impact on volatile fuel costs than changes in the international price of crude, Deputy Minister of...

  • August 30, 2018

    Volkswagen to...

    German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to set up a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo has welcomed this move by Volkswagen as something that will strengthen Ghana’s economy. At a joint press briefing held as part of the visit of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the President indicated...

  • August 30, 2018

    Complete neglected...

    Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC), has tasked the government to as a matter of urgency complete all neglected health facilities across the country. He expressed the hope that President Akufo-Addo will uphold his pledge to complete all abandoned projects. “Governments come and...

  • August 30, 2018

    Broadcasters concerned...

    Broadcasters are worried about the lack of a clear roadmap, governance and management structure, and timeline for digial migration, as well as allegations that StarTimes, a player in the industry, is involved in network expansion process of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) against agreed principles. Other issues raised border on a...

  • August 30, 2018

    Cost of...

    The cost of the national cathedral is not yet known as the Board of Trustees for the project say architects have not yet completed their work. The Secretary of the Board of Trustees for National Cathedral, Rev. Victor Kusi, said architects are not yet done with their drawings, delaying estimates for...

  • August 30, 2018

    Leave organization...

    The Coalition of Muslim Organizations, Ghana (COMOG) wants government to stop supporting Muslims who embark on annual pilgrims to Mecca. The group argues that government’s interference has adverse implications for unity and cohesion among the various religious groups in the country. Government annually facilitates the Hajj Pilgrimage for Muslims at...

  • August 30, 2018

    I’ve never...

    There is a general perception that people in showbiz live debauched lifestyles but hiplife artiste Captain Planet says he is an exception. According to the ‘Obi Girl’ hit maker, a lot of people have ill conceptions about him perhaps because of the way he dresses. “People see you and they judge...

  • August 30, 2018

    Jim Iyke...

    Controversial Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has opened up on his reported arrest at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos, Nigeria. On Monday, the popular actor was captured in a video that went viral on social media which showed him in a bit of an altercation with law enforcement officers at...

  • August 30, 2018

    Defilement cases...

    Defilement cases in Ghana went up by 25.7% in the year 2017. Statistics from the Ghana Police service show that the Greater Accra Region recorded the highest number of such cases in the year under review. According to the Annual Crime statistics released by the Ghana Police Service, a total...

  • August 30, 2018

    Collapse Ghana...

    A Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, is calling for the collapse of the Ghana School of Law in its current shape and form. According to him, the current complexities associated with legal education coupled with the number of LLB holders being churned out annually...

  • August 30, 2018

    I endorse...

    Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has endorsed former President John Dramani Mahama’s 2020 Presidential ambition. Speaking on Citi TV’s Point of View, Mr. Terkper said: “I believe strongly that he has the experience to run. He has the foresight… There are others who are in the race but I’m saying...

  • August 30, 2018

    Angela Merkel...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will today (Thursday) pay a one day visit to Ghana as part of her tour of West Africa. The trip follows an announcement by Berlin to reduce obstacles to German-African trade. It also underscores the growing importance which the federal government attaches to the continent in...

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