Archive for General News

  • September 17, 2021

    ECOWAS imposes...

    Leaders of West Africa regional bloc ECOWAS have imposed travel bans and a freeze of the financial assets of Guinea’s coup leaders and their families. The sanctions are expected to put more pressure on the military junta to restore constitutional rule. The decisions were announced after an extraordinary summit in...

  • September 17, 2021

    ECOWAS gives...

    ECOWAS has given the military junta in Guinea six months to return the country to democratic rule after the September 5 ousting of President Alpha Condé. The members of the junta, who are under the banner of the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), have also been slapped with...

  • September 17, 2021

    Arizona-based renewable...

    With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicting severe drought in Africa in the coming decades, Arizona-based water production firm, SOURCE, looks forward to meeting water-related challenges in Ghana’s rural communities and schools. Source Hydropanel is an autonomous solar system that can collect up to...

  • September 16, 2021

    Cameroon’s new...

    More publishing options at home and abroad, as well as broader opportunities thanks to online exposure, are catapulting the country’s young writers to fame. Yaounde, Cameroon – Five years ago, Howard Meh-Buh Maximus was studying for a PhD in microbiology at the University of Buea, the capital of Cameroon’s South-West region....

  • September 16, 2021

    Guinea coup:...

    Leaders from about 13 West African countries will today, Thursday, 16 September 2021 meet in Ghana for an ECOWAS extraordinary session. The meeting is to discuss the military takeover in Guinea led by Colonel Mamadou Dambouya. ECOWAS in an earlier meeting has suspended Guinea from its regional activities. The upcoming...

  • September 16, 2021

    Six perish...

    Six persons have died with others injured in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace transporting 17 passengers to Prestea in the Western Region. Four of the victims are in critical condition, one has been discharged and six are responding to treatment at the Apinto Government and Tarkwa Municipal hospitals. The accident...

  • September 16, 2021

    2021 Maths...

    The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that the 2021 Elective Maths and English Language of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) papers have leaked on social media. According to WAEC, investigations have uncovered that extracts of the papers found their way into the public domain. The examination body...

  • September 15, 2021

    Irish man...

    According to DailyMonitor, an Irish national, David Michael O’Connel, has cried out after the Mpigi Magistrate Court in Uganda ordered him out of a house, ten plots of land, and a farm worth billions of shillings after he bought the properties in the names of his Ugandan fiancée but could...

  • September 15, 2021

    Nigeria prison...

    The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has called on the government to heighten security at the country’s borders following this week’s jailbreak in neighbouring Nigeria where some 240 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and other hardened criminals have escaped from prison. According to Mr Ablakwa, evidence...

  • September 15, 2021

    CETSED, Breast...

    The Centre for Transport Security Dialogue (CETSED) and Breast Care International(BCI) have launched “the Driver and the Breast Cancer” campaign. This is aimed at creating breast cancer awareness at lorry terminals and commercial buses across the country. Members of CETSED and BCI Speaking at the Launch of the Event in...

  • September 15, 2021

    Blame GRA...

    Godfred Dame, Minister of Justice and Attorney General The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Godfred Dame has complained bitterly about the failure of the Ghana Revenue Authority to devise mechanisms to ensure potential taxpayers are brought into the tax net. He made this complaint while speaking at the ongoing...

  • September 15, 2021

    WASSCE: a...

    Mad. Owusu-Banahene and some of the candidates Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister Tuesday, said the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) remains a foundation stone and yardstick to determine the academic and life success of every individual. She advised candidates writing the examination this year to be...

  • September 15, 2021

    Scores throng...

    Walewale in the North East Region has been thrown into a state of mourning following the death of Vice President Dr Bawumia‘s mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia. The burial, currently underway in the town, has attracted a mammoth crowd from far and near to pay their last respects. Scores of dignitaries have...

  • September 15, 2021

    I have...

    The 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), John Mahama, has opted to be a party agent in future elections. He urged the party supporters to be ready to battle with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), especially in the 2024 elections. According to him, NDC being vigilant at the...

  • September 14, 2021

    50 Most...

    History has proven that crisis often births innovation. This can be observed in the African banking sector. Over the past decade, the dampening profitability has led to unprecedented innovation being stirred up from first-time customer channels, automation, and the new back-office technologies. The most recent crisis the world witnessed was...

  • September 14, 2021

    Hypertension cases...

    STATISTICS FROM Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Bono East Region indicates that there is an increase in hypertension-related cases in the region. Regional Director of GHS, Dr. Fred Adomako Boateng, revealed this on Friday during the launch of the Hearty Heart Africa Project at Abrefi Women and Children Hospital in...

  • September 14, 2021

    Start paying...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bemoaned the lack of paying taxes by lawyers in the country. He said members of the bar have a poor record of paying taxes over the year. According to the President, if the nation is to get the developments citizens to crave, then paying...

  • September 14, 2021

    Reactions As...

    A Kumasi-based man has been arrested for posing as a policeman. The 44-year-old man was arrested at Asuofua Lorry Station and his name was given as Richard Nyantakyi. He was arrested while directing traffic and wielding what appears to be a pump-action gun. He was arrested by the District Police...

  • September 14, 2021

    African Youth...

    African Youth Advocate African Youth Advocate, a Non-Profit Organisation based in Colorado, USA has launched a “Free School Application Project” to bolster efforts in helping students access quality education across the continent. In an interview with the President for African Youth Advocate, Mr. John Amaglo, he said the Free School...

  • September 14, 2021

    Ejura: Nana...

    The 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is happy with the violence at Ejura in the Ashanti Region that led to the death of three people and injuring four others. He expects the police to arrest and punish persons...

  • September 14, 2021

    Core Construction...

    The Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry has adjudged Core Construction Limited as the overall Best General Construction Company for the year 2020/2021 for its untiring efforts towards the building and construction industry. Established in 1995 as a wholly Ghanaian-owned limited liability construction company, Core Construction has become one of the...

  • September 14, 2021

    School Feeding...

    A private citizen David Forthgill Bentil wants the Criminal Investigative Department(CID) to arrest and prosecute Richard Takyi-Mensah, Central Regional Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), and two others allegedly cited in Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) fraud. The others include Mr. Ebo Afful, Headteacher of Ekurabadze M/A Basic School...

  • September 13, 2021

    DR Congo...

      The Democratic Republic of the Congo is seeking what it says is a fairer share of its vast mineral wealth. Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has called for a review of mining contracts signed with China in 2008 by his predecessor, saying...

  • September 13, 2021

    From First...

    The Vice-President of Liberia, Her Excellency Mrs Jewel Howard Taylor, was in Ghana to pay her last respects to Lieutenant General Joshua Hamidu, former Chief of Defence Staff, who was a family friend and very close to her former husband, former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and was very instrumental in...

  • September 13, 2021

    Be assertive...

    Mrs. Richlove Amamoo, the Central Regional Director of the Department of Gender, has advised children, particularly teenagers, to be assertive and bold to say no to early sex. She said although home and family conditions mostly compel girls to be pushed into early marriages and sexual relationships, it was time...

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