Archive for Local News

  • December 7, 2019

    Ghana Close...

    Doctors in Ghana are reportedly close to declaring kidney disease as an epidemic in the country. Chairman of the Dialysis Services Foundation, Prosper Bani, made this known in an interview with the media over the weekend during a kidney awareness walk organized by the Foundation and held under the theme:...

  • December 7, 2019

    Farmers deserve...

    Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has called for farmers to be given better rewards for their efforts towards agriculture in the country. Farmers deserve better than cutlasses and hoes as prizes – Mahama He said farmers deserve to be better equipped to work, insisting it is archaic to dish out cutlasses...

  • December 7, 2019

    58-year-old Charles...

    A 58-year-old farmer, Charles Gyamfi from the Ahafo Region has been adjudged the 2019 National Best Farmer at a ceremony held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho. The winner from the Tano North District has been farming for the past 25 years, producing cocoa, cassava, maize, garden eggs and citrus...

  • December 7, 2019

    Empower Women...

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged all stakeholders to encourage women and contribute to their empowerment, so they can effectively support the fight against corruption in Ghana. The call was made by Nana Teiba Chinbuah, Head of Governance of UNDP, at Women in Anti-Corruption Forum organised by the...

  • December 7, 2019

    Akufo-Addo presents...

    he President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, presented a number of vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of a pledge he made to them this year. Akufo-Addo with the army Presenting the vehicles at a ceremony at Burma Camp, President Akufo-Addo recounted a pledge...

  • December 7, 2019

    Teshie Lekma...

    The Director of the Department of Urban Roads, Alhaji Abass Awolu, has assured the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the 7.5-kilometre road will be completed and handed over in June 2020. Nana Addo cuts sod With the construction of the road being undertaken by M/S GS International, at a...

  • December 6, 2019

    Stop discrimination...

    The Ghana AIDs Commission in collaboration with Sunyani Municipal Assembly has marked the World AIDs Day with call on the public to stop the discrimination and stigmatisations of People Living with HIV (PLHIV). The essence is to contribute to prevent the spread of the disease to reduce the prevalence rate,...

  • December 6, 2019

    Stanbic Bank...

    The staff of the Airport City branch of Stanbic Bank have raised GHS80,000 to treat a severe heart problem of a four months old baby. Abdul Yusuf Rauf, born on September 9, 2019, has been battling with congenital heart disease for some time now and needed at least GHS152,910 for surgery. Mariah...

  • December 6, 2019

    Plans to...

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, says his outfit is working with stakeholders to ensure that specific lanes are dedicated to Aayalolo buses in a bid to reduce traffic congestion. The specialized bus-based mass transit system which was supposed to use dedicated lanes for...

  • December 6, 2019

    Ghana, South...

    Ghana and South Africa have signed an agreement for the establishment of a Bi-National Commission to deepen the ties of co-operation and bonds of friendship between the two countries. The signing of the agreement took place at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s Presidency, on Thursday, 5th December 2019,...

  • December 6, 2019

    Farmers’ Day:...

    Former President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to eat farm produce which is grown locally as Ghana marks Farmers Day today. According to him, such a practice does not only support farming in the country but also a patriotic duty. “On the occasion of the 2019 National Farmers Day,...

  • December 6, 2019

    EC official...

    A former assistant Head of Communications at the Electoral Commission, Alhassan Yussif Ayuba, has died in an accident Friday dawn. Mr. Ayuba who is now the Bole District Electoral Officer died together with his driver in the crash which occurred on the Tamale road. Reports say Mr. Ayuba had gone...

  • December 6, 2019

    A/R: Fake...

    A 30-year-old ex-convict has been arrested by the Asokwa Divisional Police Command for allegedly posing as a Medical Doctor at the Kumasi South Hospital popularly called Atonsu-Agogo Hospital in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspect, Lawson Edward, who posed as “Dr Larbi”, succeeded in swindling and extorting...

  • December 6, 2019

    Govt presents...

    The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has received a major boost to its combat vehicles and other array of cars as government presents some eighty-four (84) multi-purpose vehicles to the security establishment. The vehicles presented according to President Akufo-Addo, who presided over the Commissioning ceremony at the Abugah Square, Gondar Barracks,...

  • December 6, 2019

    Retired CEPS...

    A retired deputy Commissioner of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and Board Member of Exxim Bank, Peter Kwame Abebrese, has scored Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo 90% in his three years of managing the country as President. According to him, the President, in less than four years, has been able to...

  • December 6, 2019

    AG’s witness...

    Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah, the state’s third prosecution witness in the case involving the former CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo, on Thursday, 5 December 2019, admitted in court that his committee that was empanelled to investigate alleged fertiliser testing anomalies at the...

  • December 6, 2019

    Justice Anin...

    Permutations by ace broadcaster, Paul Adom Otchere show that Supreme Court Judge, Justice Annin Yeboah is very likely to be announced as the President’s nominee for the position of Chief Justice. Mr. Otchere is also strongly convinced that, the replacement of the next head of the country’s judiciary will not...

  • December 6, 2019

    Police Officer...

    An Accra High court has ordered an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to come and explained as to how the Ghana Police Service owed one of the suspects involved in the kidnapping of the two Canadian women. The Senior Police officer whose name was given as ACP Balfuor Appenteng is...

  • December 6, 2019

    Teachers declare...

    The Ghana National of Teachers (GNAT) has declared a nationwide strike over salary arrears. Ghana to begin exporting teachers after licensure exams The declaration is in conjunction the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT). They claimed that the Ghana Education Service had blamed the...

  • December 6, 2019

    GCB launches...

    Managing Director of GCB Bank, Raymond Sowah said GCB has launched G-Money to send and receive money, buy goods, pay for services and move funds within the financial ecosystem. G-Money will also afford customers a variety of financial and micro-financial services at competitive rates. Speaking at the launch of G-Money in...

  • December 6, 2019

    ‘Go and...

    The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has lifted an order by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council directing all chiefs within the council not to accept the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their allies in their palaces. NDC delegation stormed Okyehene’s palace over Kwame Zu’s comment He has also...

  • December 6, 2019

    Suspected food...

    Officials from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons on Thursday visited the Accra High School to investigate cases of suspected food poisoning among the students. This followed a report by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that 27 students were hospitalised after eating food from the school’s dining hall. Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications...

  • December 6, 2019

    Ghana, South...

    Ghana and South Africa have sealed a deal for the establishment of a Bi-National Commission. The deal was signed at the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on the sidelines of the working visit of South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (right)   Minister...

  • December 6, 2019

    GUTA agrees...

    The Ghana Union of Traders Association, GUTA has agreed to halt the closing of shops belonging to foreigners in the retail business. GUTA Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen after their meeting today, December 5, President of GUTA Dr. Joseph Obeng said members have agreed to halt the exercise which was...

  • December 6, 2019

    We are...

    The Federation of Muslim Council has admonished former President John Mahama to win the next elections to rescue Ghanaians. John Mahama The Chairman of the Federation, Alhaji Showumni Abdulai Williamsi said since the NDC flagbearer lost power, there has been untold hardship in the country. “Unfortunately, you lost and the loss has...

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