Archive for month October, 2019

  • October 3, 2019

    Vice-President unveils...

    A new platform to connect job seekers and employers and also create employment opportunities was Wednesday, October 2, unveiled in Accra, with a call to private sector partners to load their job vacancies onto the platform. The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who made the call, also advised the youth to...

  • October 3, 2019

    Newspaper Headlines...

    Source: myjoyonline.com | Ghana

  • October 3, 2019

    ‘Cocaine’ turns...

    In a twist of events, the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has stated that the whitish powdery substance found on two Nigerians at the Kpeglo Border Post last Friday is not cocaine but ephedrine. Ephedrine is an odourless, white, powdered substance used in the preparation of legal drugs and also methamphetamine, a strong and...

  • October 3, 2019

    Esoko data...

    Commodity Analyst Esoko Ghana says the prices of foodstuff on the market have declined by 3.9 percent for the third quarter of the year. Esoko says the decline is not surprising especially as the period is the harvesting season. With the 10 percent increase in transport fares, one would thought...

  • October 3, 2019

    Dozens of...

    At least 25 soldiers killed and 60 are missing after fighters raid military camps in central Mali, official says.   At least 25 Malian soldiers have been killed and scores are missing after fighters on board heavily-armed vehicles raided two army camps in the central Mopti region, according to a...

  • October 3, 2019

    Tariff hikes:...

    The Communications Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Martey has revealed that about 42% of water produced by the company is unaccounted for. This, he said, is birthed by consumers’ refusal to pay bills, unscrupulous persons connecting to the grid illegally and high cost of production; juxtaposed...

  • October 3, 2019

    CAF Release...

    Esperance of Tunisia have received their $2.5 million prize money from the Confederation of African Football for winning the 2019 CAF Champions League. This comes after the CAF Appeals Board upheld the decision of it Disciplinary Committee which had earlier found Wydad Casablanca guilty of abandoning the May 31 final...

  • October 3, 2019

    Ghana cannot...

    The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has cast doubts about the country’s ability to honour its commitments regarding the $2 billion barter agreement with China if it relies solely on revenue from the proposed Integrated Aluminum Industry. The assertion is based on research conducted by ACEP on government’s plan...

  • October 3, 2019

    Martin Amidu...

    Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu is unhappy that the Supreme Court has removed him as a defendant in a case challenging his eligibility for the position of Special Prosecutor. The decision of the Supreme Court was based on an application by the Attorney General who argued that Mr Amidu by his...

  • October 3, 2019

    Olympic Meteors...

    Ghana’s Black Meteors will battle Egypt, Cameroon and Mali at the group stage of the 3rd Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt next month, following the draw held in Alexandria last night. The Black Meteors will open their account with fellow debutants Cameroon before taking on Mali...

  • October 3, 2019

    More than...

    Government minister says search ongoing after accident at Kampene gives provisional toll of 14 dead and three injured. More than a dozen people have been killed after an unlicensed gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the government said. The accident happened at Kampene, some 180km (110...

  • October 3, 2019

    22-year-old man...

    A Koforidua Circuit Court presided by Justice Mrs. Marian Afoh, has convicted a 22-year-old man, Isaac Kwaku Asiamah to seven years imprisonment for defiling a primary four school girl. He is to serve an additional 12 months jail term for deceit of a public officer. He pleaded guilty on the...

  • October 3, 2019

    Kantanka to...

    Indigenous car maker Kantanka says it is poised to manufacture electric cars before the end of this year. Chief Executive Officer Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Junior says the move is to further prove to Ghanaians and the world that they are capable to stand the innovation competition on the global stage....

  • October 3, 2019

    E/R: COP...

    A Police Officer at the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl has jumped bail. The Police Officer, Emmanuel Nyame, attached to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) was arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Aprill this year. Nyame has...

  • October 3, 2019

    Kuami Eugene...

    Veteran highlife  musician Rex Omar has said that but the influx of some artists who still do highlife music, he had no hope for the genre. According to Rex Omar, he was worried the highlife music genre had been completely wiped out by the current musicians who had adapted new...

  • October 3, 2019

    Shatta Wale,...

    Nine young Ghanaians including dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, Minister of Information, KojoOppong Nkrumah and producer, GuiltyBeatz have been ranked among the 2019 100 Most Influential Young Africans list released by Africa Youth Awards. The list which annually recognises the works of young Africans who have impacted lives across the continent,...

  • October 3, 2019

    Slim Busterr...

    While major details about his coming studio album are scant, the hiplife artiste who now prefers to call his songs soul music, Slim Busterr has announced a surprise new single that will be released on Saturday, October 12. He titles this one “Birthday” and it features one of Ghana’s dancehall...

  • October 3, 2019

    Bernie Sanders...

    The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 78, has cancelled campaign events after undergoing a heart procedure. Mr Sanders was treated in hospital for an arterial blockage after experiencing chest pain at an event in Nevada on Tuesday. The Vermont senator tweeted that he was “feeling good”. An aide said...

  • October 3, 2019

    Kamala Harris...

    Credit: Slate After President Donald Trump went on a tirade against the whistle-blower who broke the recent story with Ukraine wide open, Senator Kamala Harris has urged social networking channel Twitter to look into the president’s activities on it, and determine whether his account violates their policies. Because, according to...

  • October 3, 2019

    Trump angrily...

    US President Donald Trump has lashed out at congressional Democrats after they vowed to issue legal summonses to the White House this week. Committees are demanding documents relating to the administration’s dealings with Ukraine, which is now at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. Using a vulgarity, the Republican president...

  • October 3, 2019

    Beyonce’s father...

    Mathew Knowles, the father of pop singers Beyonce and Solange Knowles, has revealed he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 67-year-old has spoken about his condition in an interview with Good Morning America, which will air on US TV network ABC later. A teaser for the interview was posted...

  • October 3, 2019

    Assemblies’ Elections...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that the District Assemblies and Unit Committee Elections will be held on December 17, 2019. Accordingly, the Commission says it is accepting nominations from prospective candidates for election as member of District Assemblies and Unit Committees. In a statement signed by its Chairperson, Jean...

  • October 3, 2019

    MASLOC Disburses...

    The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has disbursed loans in excess of GH¢100 million to grow and expand businesses in the country since the assumption of office by President Nana Akufo-Addo. Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, Stephen Amoah, who disclosed this, said 70 percent of the loans were given...

  • October 3, 2019

    Actress To...

    A Christian actress who lost her lead role in the stage production of ‘The Color Purple’ after saying homosexuality was not “right” says she is planning to sue both the theatre and her former agents. Seyi Omooba Seyi Omooba will take the Curve Theatre in Leicester and Global Artists to court...

  • October 3, 2019

    Second Lady...

    Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has joined former US President, Bill Clinton; CEO of (UNICEF) USA, Caryl Stern; CEO of the CleanCooking Alliance, Dymphna van der Lans, at the “Next 50 Chefs for the Future of Disaster Relief and Climate Resiliency” event, hosted by the World Central Kitchen, in New...

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