June 26, 2017

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11 dead, over 900 escape in another prison break in DR Congo

11 dead, over 900 escape in another prison break in DR Congo

At least 11 people were killed and 930 prisoners escaped on Sunday when unidentified assailants stormed a jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern town of Beni, the provincial governor said. The attack is at least the fourth prison break in Congo in the last month. North Kivu province’s governor, Julien Paluku, said in a statement that the assailants …

12 Pakistan-origin candidates win UK elections

12 Pakistan-origin candidates win UK elections

LONDON: Twelve Pakistani-origin British candidates have been declared winner in the Britain’s general elections. Seven Pakistan-origin British contestants belong to Labour Party and three to Conservative. Among them five are women. Shahbana Mahmood of the labour party originally hails from Mirpur Azad Kashmir crushed all opponents in Birmingham Ladywood securing 34,166 votes (82.7% of the total vote). There was a …

14 year old graduates from US University

14 year old graduates from US University

A 14-year-old physics major has become the youngest person ever to graduate from Texas Christian University. Carson Huey-You was among more than 2,000 students getting degrees Saturday at the Fort Worth school founded in 1873. He started at TCU in 2013 when he was 11. He also has minors in Chinese and math. Huey-You tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram his …

$15 billion Chinese Commitment Will Not Compromise Fight Against Galamsey – Bawumia

$15 billion Chinese Commitment Will Not Compromise Fight Against Galamsey – Bawumia

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has refuted claims that China’s commitment to invest some $15 billion into Ghana’s economy will compromise the country’s crusade against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey. Ghanaians say  the investment by the Chinese government into Ghana’s economy should not be allowed to induce the country to permit Chinese nationals to exploit Ghana’s mineral resources. Already …

15 Rejected DCEs Get 2nd Chance

15 Rejected DCEs Get 2nd Chance

President Akufo-Addo has nominated five more persons for the positions of Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs). The president has also given 15 rejected DCE nominees the chance to represent their various assemblies again, subject to the approval of the members. A press release signed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, said the president …

Jesus Christ is coming back to this Earth very soon. Now, Jesus Himself made it crystal clear that we cannot know the date of His return. He stated in Matthew 24:36, “of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” But, the Bible makes it equally clear that …

Wailing at Denkyira Obuasi as Major Mahama is laid to rest

Wailing at Denkyira Obuasi as Major Mahama is laid to rest

Ghana has been gloomy today as the nation sends home, Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. The State House, where the funeral took place has been filled with tears from family, friends, statesmen and even people who never met the late military officer who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi last week Monday. Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi gathered at the spot the late Major Mahama …

2 Die In Tema Explosion

2 Die In Tema Explosion

Two workers of Pioneer Food Cannery (PFC) in Tema, Greater Accra Region, reportedly burnt to death following an explosion which occurred at the premises of the company. Five other workers of Ghana’s largest processor and exporter of tuna products sustained various degrees of injury and are currently battling for their lives at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. The Sunday …

2017 Ghana Investment Summit slated for August

2017 Ghana Investment Summit slated for August

The 2017 of the Ghana Investment Summit, a major gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra from August 20 to August 22. Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre(GIPC) and global investment bank partners, the Summit features two days of high-level discussions on …

2017 Hajj: Gov’t to provide food to Ghanaian pilgrims – Bawumia

2017 Hajj: Gov’t to provide food to Ghanaian pilgrims – Bawumia

Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced government plans to provide Ghanaian pilgrims to Mecca food and transportation during this year’s Hajj. His announcement comes in the wake of reports that government is saddled with outstanding debt of GH¢23 million incurred by the previous Hajj Board. Although government is struggling to pay off the debt, Dr. Bawumia said the move …

2017 RAMADAN CUP: Ghana defebder Rashid Sumaila donates trophy, medals for competition

2017 RAMADAN CUP: Ghana defebder Rashid Sumaila donates trophy, medals for competition

  PLAYER PROFILE R. Sumaila Black Stars defender Rashid Sumaila has donated a giant trophy and over 30 medals for the annual Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup. Announcing the generous gesture during the launch of the 3rd edition of the competition in Accra on Thursday, tournament coordinator, Tamimu revealed the Al Gharafa defender has also donated over 30 glittering medals for …

2019 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko impressed with team’s competition

2019 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko impressed with team’s competition

Black Stars assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko, says he is impressed with the competition in the team. The Black Stars will be hosting Ethiopia in 2019 AFCON qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium this Sunday. The technical handlers of the team are yet to come out with their first starting XI, and many believed the Kwasi Appiah led technical team …

40% of cocoa trees to be cut, no bonuses for farmers

40% of cocoa trees to be cut, no bonuses for farmers

Ghana’s desire to increase cocoa production has suffered a major setback as it has been revealed that 40% of all cocoa trees in Ghana are not productive. Out of the 40%, 17% have been affected by swollen shoot disease while 23% are over 30 years and had become unproductive. Ghana, the second-largest producing country in the world, targets to raise …

Let’s Protect the Earth

Let’s Protect the Earth

Rebecca Akufo-Addo with the group of beauty queens from other countries First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on all to protect the earth and the environment in order to leave a better world for future inhabitants. Mrs Akufo-Addo said this when Miss Earth 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor, and other beauty queens from various countries across the globe paid a …

Cedi outshines two currencies

Cedi outshines two currencies

The cedi outperformed the U.S dollar and the euro but depreciated versus the British pound at the close of trading in the week ending April 21. It recorded a 1.13 per cent appreciation against the U.S. dollar as investors languished over weaker-than-expected economic data in the world’s largest economy. As a result, the local currency exchanged at GH¢4.16 versus the …

Abedi Pele’s brother Sola Ayew slams pastor for predicting Ghana legend’s death

Abedi Pele’s brother Sola Ayew slams pastor for predicting Ghana legend’s death

Abedi Pele’s brother has launched a scathing attack on the pastor who claimed the Ghana legend will die this year insisting, ‘we are Muslims and we don’t fear death’. Sola Ayew slammed the Christian preacher-man Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi saying the family is not moved by such prophesies, adding that the pastor must rather focus of preventing himself from dying. …

Abraham Attah Scores 4.0 Grade Point In US School

Abraham Attah Scores 4.0 Grade Point In US School

It appears that Ghanaian child actor, Abraham Attah, is not only gifted on screen but with his books as well. The teenager has just recorded a perfect score of 4.0-grade point average in his first year of schooling in the United States. The news of this personal triumph was made public by Zoey Martinson, the director who chaperoned Attah in …

Abraham Attah Scores 4.0 Grade Point In US School

Abraham Attah Scores 4.0 Grade Point In US School

It appears that Ghanaian child actor, Abraham Attah, is not only gifted on screen but with his books as well. The teenager has just recorded a perfect score of 4.0-grade point average in his first year of schooling in the United States. The news of this personal triumph was made public by Zoey Martinson, the director who chaperoned Attah in …

Abraham Attah to be outdoored as ‘Free SHS’ ambassador

Abraham Attah to be outdoored as ‘Free SHS’ ambassador

Talented young actor, Abraham Attah will be outdoored as the ambassador for government’s ‘Free Senior High School (Free SHS)’ programme. The ‘Beast of No Nation’ star,  will be unveiled at ceremony at the Ministry of Education Conference room in Accra on Thursday. One of the key pillars of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s campaign during the 2012 and 2016 …

NACOB destroys two million dollars worth of drugs

NACOB destroys two million dollars worth of drugs

  The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) on Thursday destroyed narcotic substances estimated at two million dollars at Bundase Training Camp of the Ghana Armed Forces at Pampram in the Greater Accra Region. This follows a court order for NACOB to burn the narcotics intercepted from drug peddlers for the past 13 years after those cases were dealt with. Mr Michael …

NACOB destroys two million dollars worth of drugs

NACOB destroys two million dollars worth of drugs

  The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) on Thursday destroyed narcotic substances estimated at two million dollars at Bundase Training Camp of the Ghana Armed Forces at Pampram in the Greater Accra Region. This follows a court order for NACOB to burn the narcotics intercepted from drug peddlers for the past 13 years after those cases were dealt with. Mr Michael …

Afia Schwarzenegger hungs out with Reekado Banks

Afia Schwarzenegger hungs out with Reekado Banks

Controversial TV cum Radio personality Afia Schwarzenegger has shared an eye catching photograph with Nigerian music icon Reekado Banks. According to the “Comedy Queen” putting up everyday smiles does not mean everything is perfect but simply because she has a perfect God. The TV star post read “We Smile…not because our life is perfect …we smile because we have a …

African investors take over as Barclays PLC reduces stake to 16.4% in Africa

African investors take over as Barclays PLC reduces stake to 16.4% in Africa

Barclays PLC reduces ownership in Barclays Africa to 23.4% in overnight bookbuild Additional 7% to be taken up by the Public Investment Corporation at a later date Share placement multiple times subscribed Barclays Africa emerges with significantly more diverse shareholder base Barclays Africa PLC has reduced further its stake in Barclays Africa Group Limited to 16.4%, following the sale of …

Agyeman Prempeh chalks 15 years on radio

Agyeman Prempeh chalks 15 years on radio

Presenter, Agyeman Prempeh of Rainbow Radio in Accra, last Saturday was served with a big surprise while on air as a bunch of musicians, actors, media personalities and pastors ‘invaded’ the studio to organise a party in celebration of the of the award-winning presenter’s 15 years anniversary on radio. Agyeman was initially angry when the group entered the studio when …

Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 as Akosua Cyamama Busia. She is an actress, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Seventh Sign (1988). She was previously married to John Singleton. Daughter, with John Singleton of child-actress Hadar Busia-Singleton. Her father, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, served as Prime Minister of the Republic …

Akufo-Addo gave late Major Mahama preferential treatment

Akufo-Addo gave late Major Mahama preferential treatment

Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has criticised the government for honouring Major Mahama and not extending the same privilege to other law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty – He blamed the media for aggressively covering the Major Mahama story and ignoring similar tragedies – He said it was the intense media coverage of Major Mahama’s killing that forced …

Akufo-Addo gave late Major Mahama preferential treatment – Wereko-Brobbey

Akufo-Addo gave late Major Mahama preferential treatment – Wereko-Brobbey

Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has criticised the government for honouring Major Mahama and not extending the same privilege to other law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty – He blamed the media for aggressively covering the Major Mahama story and ignoring similar tragedies – He said it was the intense media coverage of Major Mahama’s killing that forced …

Akufo-Addo, NPP will betray you – Bature warns Kennedy Agyapong

Akufo-Addo, NPP will betray you – Bature warns Kennedy Agyapong

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and members of the governing New Patriotic Party are ready and willing to ‘betray’ firebrand politician and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, Managing Editor of the Al hajj Newspaper Alhaji Bature has alleged. According to the senior journalist and political pundit, the president has demonstrated beyond measure his willingness to disassociate himself …

Akufo-Addo reiterates moves to build most business-friendly economy in Africa

Akufo-Addo reiterates moves to build most business-friendly economy in Africa

President Nana Akufo-Addo, says the priority of his government is to build the most business-friendly and people-friendly economy in Africa, which will create jobs and prosperity for all Ghanaians. This, the President stressed, will be done through the introduction of measures which will empower the private sector. President Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, when he delivered a …

Akufo-Addo wants Savelugu ‘law breakers’ arrested

Akufo-Addo wants Savelugu ‘law breakers’ arrested

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked the police to arrest New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives perpetrating acts of violence in the Savelugu/Nantong Municipality of the Northern Region. Some executives of the NPP last week stormed the premises of the Savelugu-Nanton Municipal Assembly to prevent the newly approved Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, from entering her office. Wielding machetes …

Akufo-Addo’s graduate joblessness comment distorted – Education Minister

Akufo-Addo’s graduate joblessness comment distorted – Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh says the President’s comment about the disconnect between Ghana’s educational curricula and the job requirements was distorted. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his address at the 50th Anniversary of the Association of African Universities in Accra last week said a university education in the country no longer guarantees a job. He said the situation …

Angry Savelugu-Nanton NPP youth threaten to face MCE’s Military escorts

Angry Savelugu-Nanton NPP youth threaten to face MCE’s Military escorts

Angry NPP youth of Savelugu-Nanton in the Northern region have threatened to face the Military squarely if they keep escorting the embattled Municipal Chief Executive, Hajia Ayishatu Seidu to the office every day like they did today. The MCE was escorted by armed military men to her office to start work today because the youth had earlier sworn they will …

Anxious singles are renting partners for Chinese New Year

Anxious singles are renting partners for Chinese New Year

If you’re like me, you’ve had at least one nightmare where your motorcycle gets stolen. The closest encounter I’ve had was when my neighbour got his CBR stolen, while mine was parked less than 10 meters (30 feet) away. MFW I heard what happened the next morning: The same evening I came back home at around 12am, and sat next …

Asamankese: Three die in fatal accident

Asamankese: Three die in fatal accident

Three persons are reported dead in a fatal motor accident at Asamankese in the Eastern region. Six persons are also in critical conditions and have been rushed to the Asamankese Government Hospital and Koforidua Regional Hospital. The accident occurred when a Toyota vehicle full of passengers from Akyem Oda to Accra attempted to prevent a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle …

Asamoah Gyan reveals why Mexico and USA games are very important

Asamoah Gyan reveals why Mexico and USA games are very important

Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, says they have to honour the Mexico and USA games because they want to improve on the FIFA Ranking. The West African giants are currently ranked 49th in the World and 9th on the Africa continent. “These matches are very important, because it will be good for our FIFA ranking, Gyan told reporters after Black …

Asante Kotoko striker Yakubu Mohammed scores season’s 200th home league goal

Asante Kotoko striker Yakubu Mohammed scores season’s 200th home league goal

Asante Kotoko striker Yakubu Mohammed scored the 200th home league goal for the 2017 season on Saturday in the 2-1 win over Wa All Stars. The burly forward was put through and he slotted home intelligently with a low grounder to double their lead in the second half. Obed Owusu had given Kotoko the lead early on with a header …

Ashanti Region: Two robbers die after gang engage police in shootout

Ashanti Region: Two robbers die after gang engage police in shootout

Two suspected highway armed robbers, who were part of a gang, were killed on Wednesday dawn following a gun battle with security forces, police in Ashanti Region have said. The gang of five, according to police, had attempted to attack a gold dealer. The three other armed robbers escaped. Briefing the press on the incident, Deputy Ashanti Region Police Commander, ACP Ampofo …

Ashanti Region: Two robbers die after gang engage police in shootout

Ashanti Region: Two robbers die after gang engage police in shootout

Two suspected highway armed robbers, who were part of a gang, were killed on Wednesday dawn following a gun battle with security forces, police in Ashanti Region have said. The gang of five, according to police, had attempted to attack a gold dealer. The three other armed robbers escaped. Briefing the press on the incident, Deputy Ashanti Region Police Commander, ACP Ampofo …

Bank of China opens branch in Angola

Bank of China opens branch in Angola

The bank of China has launched a new branch in Angola’s capital Luanda. Nearly 300 representatives from Angola’s and China’s political, business and financial circles attended the launch. The branch is the first Chinese bank in Angola and began operating on Tuesday. “Angola is one of the major partners of China in Africa and it it really good that this …

Beasts of No Nation star Abraham Attah looking all grown up in Tamale

Beasts of No Nation star Abraham Attah looking all grown up in Tamale

Almost two years after making a grand entrance in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation alongside Idris Elba, Ghana’s rising star Abraham Attah seems to have grown up a lot The actor was recently spotted in the Northern Regional capital of Tamale earlier this week when he continued his distribution of Toms shoes to the young ones in the Northern Region. …

Bible approves of Pastors taking consultation fees – Prophet Kumchacha

Bible approves of Pastors taking consultation fees – Prophet Kumchacha

Founder of Heaven’s Gate Ministries, Prophet Kumchacha has defended the act of taking monies for consultation by the various pastors before they agree to meet members and people who come to their church with problems. According to him, the bible stipulates that everyone eats from what he does and that is exactly what Pastors do with monies they make from …

Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako elevated to Archbishop

Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako elevated to Archbishop

The General Executive Council, Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International (REPLIB) has elevated Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako, the General Overseer of REPLIB, to the office of an Archbishop. The solemn ceremony which registered dignitaries including; Bishops across the various branches of the Church; was officiated by The Most Reverend Dr Samuel Richard Addae, President of International Council of Churches …

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah misses working in Sudan

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah misses working in Sudan

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has indicated how he misses working in the Sudanese Premier League. Appiah, 54, spent three exciting years working in the Sudanese elite division for Al Khartoum Wataani before being appointed as the coach of the Black Stars last month after the departure of Israeli coach Avram Grant. During an interview with Accra-based TV station GHone, …

Black Stars resume training ahead of Mexico, USA friendlies

The Black Stars of Ghana resumed training at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday in preparation for the double-header friendly match with Mexico and the United States of America. Twenty-one players reported for the training with notable absentees being the Ayew brothers – Andre and Jordan Ayew as well as Afriyie Acquah and Jonathan Mensah. Head coach Kwasi Appiah, his …

Black Stars thump Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON qualifier

Black Stars thump Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON qualifier

– Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with his 50th goal for the senior national team – Ghana have kicked off qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon with an emphatic 5-0 win over Ethiopia The Black Stars of Ghana run riot when they played Ethiopia in their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers …

Black Stars to step up preparations for Ethiopia with friendly

Black Stars to step up preparations for Ethiopia with friendly

The Black Stars will take on second tier side Asokwa Deportivo in a friendly on Wednesday afternoon. The match is necessary to test the team’s readiness for the Africa cup of Nations clash with Ethiopia. It will not be the first meeting between two teams as Asokwa Deportivo have often been given the chance to offer stern competition any time …

Blackmailing gang operating in Nortern Region exposed

Blackmailing gang operating in Nortern Region exposed

Information gathered has indicated that the police in the Northern Region have zoomed into action against a cartel of young men and women who have been engaging in acts of blackmailing important personalities in the country. This group of people, based in the Northern Regional Capital, has accomplices in Accra who help them in their dastardly acts against prominent persons …

Boy drops out of school due to elephantiasis

Boy drops out of school due to elephantiasis

Diseases could deprive you of enjoying the beauty of life and has the potential of crippling your dreams and aspirations. It is one of mankind’s worst enemies. A better life for many is to be healthy, peaceful and to live in love without hunger. But most children in Ghana suffer the debilitating effects of diseases which could have been cured …

BREAKING: Prez Akufo-Addo Suspends Denkyira-Obuasi DCE Over Capt. Mahama Murder Saga

BREAKING: Prez Akufo-Addo Suspends Denkyira-Obuasi DCE Over Capt. Mahama Murder Saga

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Upper Denkyira West in the Central Region, Daniel Appianing from office. The suspension of the DCE comes on the heels of some disparaging remarks he made regarding the murder of the late Military Captain Maxwell Mahama. He has been directed to hand over to …

Cape Coast police transfer 7 suspects in Major Mahama lynching to Accra

Cape Coast police transfer 7 suspects in Major Mahama lynching to Accra

Police prosecutors in Cape Coast have discontinued the case against the first batch of seven suspects said to have taken part in the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama. The move was to allow for the transfer of the case to Accra for prosecution. The seven, including the assemblyman for Denkyira Obuasi, William Baah who is alleged to have incited others …

Cape Coast police transfer 7 suspects in Major Mahama lynching to Accra

Cape Coast police transfer 7 suspects in Major Mahama lynching to Accra

Police prosecutors in Cape Coast have discontinued the case against the first batch of seven suspects said to have taken part in the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama. The move was to allow for the transfer of the case to Accra for prosecution. The seven, including the assemblyman for Denkyira Obuasi, William Baah who is alleged to have incited others …

Captain Mahama’s murder: Two more suspects arrested in Brong Ahafo

Captain Mahama’s murder: Two more suspects arrested in Brong Ahafo

Two more suspects alleged to be directly linked to the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, have been arrested by Police in the Brong Ahafo Region. The two were heard by some market women at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region narrating how the Captain was murdered. Their discussion suggested their presence at the …

Captain Mahama’s murder: Two more suspects arrested in Brong Ahafo

Captain Mahama’s murder: Two more suspects arrested in Brong Ahafo

Two more suspects alleged to be directly linked to the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, have been arrested by Police in the Brong Ahafo Region. The two were heard by some market women at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region narrating how the Captain was murdered. Their discussion suggested their presence at the …

Castro was destined to disappear on that trip – Asamoah Gyan

Castro was destined to disappear on that trip – Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan thinks events that surrounded the disappearance of his hiplife artiste friend, Theophilus Tagoe a.k.a. Castro, portrayed that what happened on that fateful Sunday in July 2014 was his friend’s destiny and here is why he thinks so. In a television interview on the Delay Show, three years after the incident, Gyan said he later got …

Castro was destined to disappear on that trip – Asamoah Gyan

Castro was destined to disappear on that trip – Asamoah Gyan

  Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan thinks events that surrounded the disappearance of his hiplife artiste friend, Theophilus Tagoe a.k.a. Castro, portrayed that what happened on that fateful Sunday in July 2014 was his friend’s destiny and here is why he thinks so. In a television interview on the Delay Show, three years after the incident, Gyan said he later …

Catholic Church Is The Most Anointed Church In The World – Dag Heward-Mills

Catholic Church Is The Most Anointed Church In The World – Dag Heward-Mills

The founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has endorsed the Catholic Church. According to the Minister of God, the Catholic Church is “the most enduring Church in the world” because it has been anointed by God to survive the test of time. Delivering a sermon in a viral video on social media, Bishop Dag …

CEOs to face 2 year jail terms for breaching data protection law

CEOs to face 2 year jail terms for breaching data protection law

Heads of institutions cited for breaching data protection law, risk going to jail for two years. More than 170 institutions have been cited by the Commission as having violated data protection regulations. The list is made up of several organisations and public institutions including British Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Royal Senchi Hotel, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Accra Mall. The …

Chamber of Commerce readies for US$50m stimulus package

Chamber of Commerce readies for US$50m stimulus package

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) has welcomed government’s plan to disburse some US$50 million dollars as stimulus package for over 300 distressed indigenous companies this month. The President of the GNCC, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso I, in an interview with the B&FT on the sidelines of the launch of the maiden edition of the Chamber Business Awards at …

Charles Kofi Babatunde Bucknor’s One Week Celebration

Charles Kofi Babatunde Bucknor’s One Week Celebration

Family members and colleagues of the Actors’ Guild on Saturday, June 3 marked the one-week celebration of the late Charles Kofi Babatunde Bucknor. Members of the Ghana Actors’ Guild were there in their numbers to sympathize with the relatives of late Charles Kofi Bucknor. At the event, sympathizers, well-wishers, and his family gathered shared fond memories of the late Charles …

Chief remanded in police custody for fraud, double sale of lands

Chief remanded in police custody for fraud, double sale of lands

An Accra Circuit Court 4 has remanded in prison custody, Nii Ayikai III, Akanmadjen chief (Mantse) of Accra. Nii Ayikai III of Akanmajen Divisional Stool of the Ga Traditional Council who was facing charges of fraud and double sale of land, was on last Wednesday remanded in police custody, after he (Nii Ayikai ) was arrested by the property fraud …

China nursery blast: ‘Seven dead’ in Jiangsu explosion

China nursery blast: ‘Seven dead’ in Jiangsu explosion

Seven people are reported dead and at least 59 injured in an explosion at a nursery in China, state media say. Official news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in Fengxian county in the eastern province of Jiangsu. It is not known how many children, if any, are among the casualties. The cause of the …

China says teachers kidnapped in Pakistan likely dead

China says teachers kidnapped in Pakistan likely dead

BEIJING: Pakistan has told China that two Chinese teachers kidnapped by Daesh in Pakistan are likely dead, a foreign ministry spokeswoman in Beijing said on Friday, adding the government was trying to get more details. Daesh has claimed that its fighters killed the two teachers, who were kidnapped on May 24 in Balochistan, where China is investing billions of dollars …

Chris Attoh

Chris Attoh

Chris Attoh is a television show host, actor and meteoric master of ceremonies (MC). Chris attended Achimota High School in Accra, Ghana. He also attended Accra Academy School and later went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read painting and later moved to London to study Banking and Security. His acting career began when his …

Christian Council rejects Government’s pilgrimage sponsorship

Christian Council rejects Government’s pilgrimage sponsorship

The Christian Council of Ghana has stated categorically that it is not in any position to accept any form of sponsorship for pilgrimage by government. It however stated that it will welcome the facilitation of pilgrims who desire to travel to Israel, the Vatican and other holy places through passport acquisition and major protocols but reiterated that allowing government finance …

Christians are signing bad contracts – Christian Council

Christians are signing bad contracts – Christian Council

The Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana CCG) and President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, has questioned why the very individuals who are caught in the web of signing bad contracts are Christians. He said most of the contracts they signed at the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies the law always caught up with them. …

Churches pay tax; EP moderator should come again – Rev Owusu Bempah

Churches pay tax; EP moderator should come again – Rev Owusu Bempah

Founder of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah is asking the Synod Clerk of South Volta Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church to explain further his appeal to the government to rope churches into the tax net. Reverend Frank Anyidoho explained that churches are more of business organizations than religious institutions as the incomes …

Citi Business Festival starts today

Citi Business Festival starts today

The most anticipated business festival —the Citi Business Festival will be launched today at the head office of MTN in Accra at 10 am. The festival will include a series of on-air and outdoor events on different areas of the economy. The first in the series of the business fora will focus on how to enhance financial inclusion in Ghana …

Clients of embattled Francis Xavier Sosu decry suspension

Clients of embattled Francis Xavier Sosu decry suspension

Clients of Francis Xavier Sosu have pitched camp at his law chambers as they fear they will suffer the brunt of a decision to suspend the famed human rights lawyer. The lawyer was barred on Thursday, June 1 from practicing for three years by the General Legal Council. He was convicted on four counts of professional misconduct. The Council explains …

Clients of embattled Francis Xavier Sosu decry suspension

Clients of embattled Francis Xavier Sosu decry suspension

Clients of Francis Xavier Sosu have pitched camp at his law chambers as they fear they will suffer the brunt of a decision to suspend the famed human rights lawyer. The lawyer was barred on Thursday, June 1 from practicing for three years by the General Legal Council. He was convicted on four counts of professional misconduct. The Council explains …

COCOBOD Failed Farmers – World Bank Report

COCOBOD Failed Farmers – World Bank Report

A World Bank report says the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has failed in stabilising farm gate prices at levels that permit farmers to earn an adequate return on their lands, labour and capital. The report published this month and titled ‘Fiscal Consolidation to Accelerate Growth and Support Inclusive Development’, criticised successive governments for prioritising revenue generation and treating the final …

Coconut Grove very safe for business

Coconut Grove very safe for business

Management of the Coconut Grove Regency hotel says it is still safe for business despite a fire outbreak that gutted a portion of the facility on Saturday, 22 April. “It is important to note that the Regency Hotel and its restaurant, guest rooms and conference facilities are intact and were not touched by the fire, Ralph Ayittey, General Manager said …

Comport yourself Mr. High Commissioner

Comport yourself Mr. High Commissioner

Atik Mohammed, General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has asked British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin to comport himself as a diplomat. Speaking on his conduct since taking office, Atik Mohammed expressed disappointment in the British High Commissioner who he claims has undermined his office by making seemingly unnecessary remarks about happenings in the country. Atik Mohammed was commenting on …

‘Corrupt’ NDC appointees bribing journalists to conceal their acts – Lawyer

‘Corrupt’ NDC appointees bribing journalists to conceal their acts – Lawyer

Corrupt appointees under erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government are paying bribes to some journalists in the country to twist publications to conceal alleged shady deals under their tenure and make it look like the current government is witch-hunting them. “They are reportedly paying monies to some journalists to twist publication that they are being witch-hunted by this new government” …

Corruption hindering private sector competitiveness – PEF CEO

Corruption hindering private sector competitiveness – PEF CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) Nana Osei-Bonsu has cited corruption as one of the major factors hindering Ghana’s competitiveness. In his view, corruption prevents the fast process of doing business in Ghana and is gradually eroding the competitiveness of the private sector. His comments come on the back of attempts by agencies such as the …

Corruption hindering private sector competitiveness – PEF CEO

Corruption hindering private sector competitiveness – PEF CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) Nana Osei-Bonsu has cited corruption as one of the major factors hindering Ghana’s competitiveness. In his view, corruption prevents the fast process of doing business in Ghana and is gradually eroding the competitiveness of the private sector. His comments come on the back of attempts by agencies such as the …

Council of State caught in shameful deal

Council of State caught in shameful deal

The Council of State, has been caught in a possible conflict of interest situation as it tried meeting the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members in Parliament to beg for the withdrawal of the various petitions filed against the US$2.25 billion Franklin Templeton Investments’ bond, because they were hurting investors’ confidence in the Ghanaian economy. Firstly, inside the Council of …

Court chastises authorities of UEW for closing university

Court chastises authorities of UEW for closing university

The Winneba High Court has chastised the authorities of University of Education Winneba (UEW) for closing the university quite against what the court ordered last Monday. According to the court, it never ordered that the university should be closed. Additionally, the court presided over by Mr Justice William Ato Mills-Graves also chastised the media for reporting that the university was …

Court forces University of Education, Winneba to shut down all campuses and YEN knows exactly why

Court forces University of Education, Winneba to shut down all campuses and YEN knows exactly why

– The University of Education, Winneba has closed down all the campuses the school operates – The UEW Governing Council was sued by one Supi Kofi Kwayera – MP for Efutu, Afenyo-Markin, represented the complainant in court on Tuesday – Get more news on current issues in Ghana here on YEN.com.gh YEN has learnt that the University of Education, Winneba …

Customs House Agents Ghana to redeem integrity of freight forwarding industry

Customs House Agents Ghana to redeem integrity of freight forwarding industry

The Association of Customs House Agents Ghana has indicated that it aims at redeeming the integrity of the freight forwarding industry and restoring confidence in the general trading public and importers and exporters in particular. According to acting president of the Association, Mr. Yaw Kyei, the Association will work towards enhancing the quality of services rendered by customs house agents …

Danger, encroachers threaten WAPCo’s gas pipeline

Danger, encroachers threaten WAPCo’s gas pipeline

Activities of encroachers along the Ghana section of the 678-kilometer West African Gas Pipeline in Tema threaten the security of the installation, as well as the generation and supply of electricity. Human lives and property could also be lost any time an explosion results from activities like the burning of refuse, sand winning and use of dynamites and other explosives …

David Dontoh

David Dontoh

David Kwame Dontoh is a Ghanaian actor and television personality who has starred in numerous local and international movies. Dontoh’s primary education was at various schools in Cape Coast, Winneba, and Abakrampa. He had his secondary education at Apam Senior High School. Along his career he studied Drama and Theatre at the School of Performing Arts at the University of …

Deadline for 26,000 ‘ghost workers’ extended by three days

Deadline for 26,000 ‘ghost workers’ extended by three days

The Ministry of Finance has extended the deadline for some 26,000 public workers who were likely to miss their salaries for this month, to May 3, 2017. It follows appeals by the affected workers for an extension of the implementation date to allow them go through the biometric registration by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). The Ministry …

Delay Has Been Dating Since Adam + She’s Having Affairs Yet Calls Herself A Virgin – Says Afia Schwar

Delay Has Been Dating Since Adam + She’s Having Affairs Yet Calls Herself A Virgin – Says Afia Schwar

Afia Schwarzenegger must be that dog which never stops barking even if the shadow it was barking at was its own which has long disappeared. Deloris Frimpong-Manso hardly say a word about Afia Schwarzenegger yet Afia continues to slander her at any given chance–homegirl must be so hurt beyond repairs to continue talking trash about Delay many years on after their …

Denkyira Obuasi: A town shrouded in mystery

Denkyira Obuasi: A town shrouded in mystery

The spotlight and controversy surrounding the Central Regional town of Denkyira Obuasi will linger for a long time after a mob lynched Major Maxwell Mahama on suspicion he was an armed robber. The story is told of how the people moved to the present location after being compelled to abandon their old abode. The reason? Buildings and other structures had …

Denkyira Obuasi: A town shrouded in mystery

Denkyira Obuasi: A town shrouded in mystery

The spotlight and controversy surrounding the Central Regional town of Denkyira Obuasi will linger for a long time after a mob lynched Major Maxwell Mahama on suspicion he was an armed robber. The story is told of how the people moved to the present location after being compelled to abandon their old abode. The reason? Buildings and other structures had …

Denkyira Obuasi Schools Closed Down

Denkyira Obuasi Schools Closed Down

Basic schools at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region have been closed down following the killing of a soldier in the town by irate youth, ClassFMonline.com has learnt. According to sources, all the basic schools in the community have been closed down with no student or teacher in sight since Tuesday when a group of soldiers stormed the town to …

Did the RME paper of 2017 BECE leak?

Did the RME paper of 2017 BECE leak?

– Investigations by YEN.com.gh  show that the RME paper of the BECE could have been leaked – So far, the GES says the 2017 BECE was without any case of examination malpractice  checks by YEN.com.gh reveals that the Religious and Moral Education (RME) paper of the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) could have been leaked. 480,000 candidates sat …

Dominant Kotoko Extinguish Visiting All Stars

Dominant Kotoko Extinguish Visiting All Stars

Two-time African champions, Asante Kotoko, scored in each half to secure all three points at stake as they subdued visiting Wa All Stars 2-1 in a Ghana Premier League Match Day 19 clash at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Saturday.         The Porcupine Warriors, playing one of their best games in recent times, took the lead …

Don’t idolise Rawlings – Boakye-Djan to NDC

Don’t idolise Rawlings – Boakye-Djan to NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) must aim at building its structures beyond individuals to ensure the continued existence of the party when such individuals, not least party founder Jerry John Rawlings, are no more, the former spokesperson of the erstwhile Armed Forces Revolution Council (AFRC), Major (rtd) Kwadwo Boakye-Djan has said. “History in the country has shown that once you …

Drama in Parliament: Ken Ofori Atta hits back at Minority over $2.25bn bond

Drama in Parliament: Ken Ofori Atta hits back at Minority over $2.25bn bond

There was drama in Parliament over whether the Finance Minister must present a document before he will be allowed to make a statement on the controversial $2.25bn bond issue. The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu insisted that the Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta who was on the floor of Parliament, ought to furnish the House with all the necessary documentation before being allowed to speak …

Drama in Parliament: Ken Ofori Atta hits back at Minority over $2.25bn bond

Drama in Parliament: Ken Ofori Atta hits back at Minority over $2.25bn bond

There was drama in Parliament over whether the Finance Minister must present a document before he will be allowed to make a statement on the controversial $2.25bn bond issue. The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu insisted that the Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta who was on the floor of Parliament, ought to furnish the House with all the necessary documentation before being allowed to speak …

Drug Barons Buy “Cars And Houses For NACOB Officials” – Akrasi Sarpong Discloses

Drug Barons Buy “Cars And Houses For NACOB Officials” – Akrasi Sarpong Discloses

The former Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board [NACOB] Akrasi Sarpong has admitted that there are “hard core” drug kingpins in Ghana. He said their activities are “dangerous” and “they are very influential in our society so it’s hard to fight them.” Speaking on UTV’s morning show, ‘Adekye Nsroma’, Akrasi Sarpong noted that the Mahama-led administration was keen in fighting drugs …

DVLA hints of higher fees for new drivers’ license

DVLA hints of higher fees for new drivers’ license

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has revealed new drivers’ licences expected to come into force from July 18 will cost more to obtain. The DVLA says although it is yet to fix the price for the new licences, the existing charges will not quite cover the cost of producing the upgraded ones. Chief Executive Officer of DVLA, Kwasi …

Ethiopia says UN exaggerated food shortage warning

Ethiopia says UN exaggerated food shortage warning

Ethiopia has denied the warning by the UN that 7.8 million people will run out of emergency food aid by the end of this month. The Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management Mitiku Kassa told the BBC that far fewer people will be affected: “It’s true that in some areas food will run out by the end of the month but …

Ewes descend on A Plus for ethnocentric comments

Ewes descend on A Plus for ethnocentric comments

Kwame A Plus has been banned from Facebook for a post that sought to ridicule ewes in Ghana as compared to other tribes in the country. Kwame A Plus made some derogatory remarks about Ewes and the reason why they, on several occasions felt inferior and irritated by comments of people about them. He indicated that although Ewes feel happy …

Ex-military officer arrested for narcotic offences

Ex-military officer arrested for narcotic offences

A man in his thirties lost his life in a shoot-out with the Tema police patrol team, Mr. Joseph Benefo Darkwah, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Tema Regional Police Command, told journalists. Mr. Darkwah said that the patrol team chanced upon a group of young men smoking dried leaves at about 10:30pm on Thursday at a spot known as …

Exposed! Ex-wife of Ghanaian international footballer admits she is a “gold-digger” on camera

Exposed! Ex-wife of Ghanaian international footballer admits she is a “gold-digger” on camera

-Ex-wife of Kwame “Conte” Bonsu, the footballer who has been handed a two-year prison sentence says she married him for his money -She was heard on tape saying Swedish women only dated black guys to get rich -She accused her ex-husband of assault for which he has been found guilty and about to face a jail sentence.In the past week, …

Faced with challenges, cocoa farmers demand higher producer prices

Faced with challenges, cocoa farmers demand higher producer prices

The government is being urged to increase the producer price of cocoa to ensure farmers do not run into losses this year. Some cocoa farmers who have been speaking to Joy News say they deserve more for their cocoa than the current prices being offered by the government. “Looking at the money we invest in cocoa, the only thing that …

Father of jailed Ghanaian footballer in critical condition

Father of jailed Ghanaian footballer in critical condition

The father of jailed Ghanaian footballer Kwame Bonsu named Mr. Jones Osei Kwabena Bonsu was in a critical condition when his son was arrested and handed two-year jail sentence in Sweden following sexual assault of his former wife. The 22-year-old, who currently plays for second-tier side Gefle IF in Sweden after joining from Mjallby AIF two seasons ago, was accused …


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