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KMA Chief executive resigns

Kumasi, July 12, GNA – The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Kojo Bonsu, has announced his resignation.

This comes amid strained relations between him and the Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC).

Mr Bonsu, in a signed statement, said he had communicated his decision to the President.

He thanked President John Dramani Mahama for giving him the opportunity to serve his country.

He also expressed appreciation to the Asantehene, the KTC, staff of the Assembly and the people for their support and cooperation.

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Journalist arrested for taking photos of a Policeman who demanded GHC 5 bribe

A Journalist from the Daily Express Newspaper has been arrested for ‘offensive conduct’ by the police, for taking pictures of a policeman who was allegedly requesting a GHC5 bribe from a bus driver around Tesano in Accra.

FSDetails available as at press time indicate that Fred Sarpong, the Daily Express Journalist and his colleague, Raphael Apetorgbor witnessed a police officer demanding a GHC 5 bribe from a bus conductor around Tesano this afternoon and took his picture.

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Mahama to create 5 more administrative regions of Ghana

President John Mahama has promised to initiate steps towards creating five more administrative regions to bring to 15, the number of regions in the country.

“We currently have 10 regions. We believe that it is possible to increase the number of regions to 15,” he said while giving highlights of the National Democratic Congress 2016 manifesto in Accra Tuesday.

Tue, Sep 13, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Theresa May officially appointed British prime minister

* Theresa May is appointed Britain's prime minister by Queen Elizabeth following David Cameron's official resignation on July 13th
* Boris Johnson made foreign secretary, Philip Hammond chancellor

Theresa May has been appointed the UK’s second female Prime Minister in a private audience with the Queen at which she was invited to form a Government.

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Success with IMF programme good for Ghana, UK trade figures – Jon Benjamin

The British High Commissioner to Ghana has urged managers of the economy to meet conditions in the three-year fiscal support programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adding that progress with the programme will improve falling UK-Ghana bilateral trade figures.

Speaking at a short ceremony to launch the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) at his residence in Accra, Mr Jon Benjamin said progress with the IMF programme will attract UK investments in Ghana.

Fri, Sep 2, 2016 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Why the tax net must catch the churches as well

Of course, freedom of worship is an inalienable human right which encapsulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Consequently, freedom of worship has been given meaning in our 1992 Constitution. So, there is no permitted abridgment as to which religious sect one could join,---you have your inherent dignity and inalienable right to choose.

Tue, Jul 19, 2016 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton to release additional medical records

Hillary Clinton will release additional medical information this week, a spokesman said Monday, after her campaign was criticized for waiting to reveal that she had pneumonia.

The 68-year-old Clinton left early from a Sept. 11 ceremony in New York City on Sunday morning, looking unsteady and requiring support to enter a van. The Democratic presidential nominee's doctor later said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and got overheated at the event, but was "recovering nicely."

Mon, Sep 12, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Ghana calls for impartial action on all human rights violations

Ghana today (July13, 2016) urged the international community to act impartially in all cases of human rights violations.


"In order to maintain the credibility of the international human rights architecture, we must demonstrate through our actions that every citizen of the world deserves the same level of respect and protection", Ambassador Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative to the United Nations stated in her address at the High Level thematic debate of the General Assembly in New York on "UN@70: Human Right at the center of the global agenda".

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

EC sets July 18 for re-registration of deleted NHIS registrants

The Electoral Commission has set Monday, July 18 for the re-registration of National Health Insurance (NHIS) registrants whose names have been deleted from the register.

The Director of Electoral Services at the Commission says the exercise will last for ten days.

The EC on Tuesday announced it has deleted 56,772 names of persons who registered with the NHIS cards from the voters’ register in compliance with a Supreme Court order.

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Black Stars coach not happy with preparation for Rwanda tie

Avram Grant has moaned about the Black Stars preparation for the clash against the Amavubi's

Black Stars coach, Avram Grant has stated that he is not pleased with the preparation of the Senior Male National Football Team of Ghana towards the final hurdle of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Black Stars players had to foot their airfares after the Ministry stated they were cash-strapped, so can't afford their travelling expenses for the clash.

Thu, Sep 1, 2016 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Ghana, best place to do business in West Africa - World Bank report

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper and President John Mahama have finally been vindicated.

The latest World Bank report indicates that Ghana is the best place for doing business in West Africa. This sharply contradicts the position held by NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia who have deliberately painted a gloomy picture about Ghana’s economy.

The latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business report which rated 190 countries indicates Ghana made marginal progress in several area.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Meet the Ghanaian who stared down China on behalf of the world

He's the 84-year-old judge from the far side of the world who just stared down China.

Thomas Mensah hails from the West African nation of Ghana, a long, long way from the warships and artificial islands now crowding the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

But Dr Mensah has devoted his career to dissecting the byzantine labyrinth of laws that countries have agreed to govern the vast oceans covering two-thirds of the world - what behaviour is allowed, and what's not.

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Ambassador Smith presents letter of Credence to Acting Governor General of Belize

His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) on Monday June 20, 2016 presented his Letters of Credence as Ghana’s First High Commissioner to Belize to the Acting Governor General of Belize, H.E. Carlos Perdomo at “Belize House” in Belmopan.

Ambassador Smith presented his Open Letters to the Minister for Natural Resources and Immigration, Senator Godwin Hulse, who stood in for Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister for Foreign Affairs who had travelled out of the country.

Tue, Jul 19, 2016 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Prez. Mahama adjudged ‘Most Inspirational African President’

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama has been adjudged the ‘Most Inspirational African President’ by the congress of all Africa Students Union.

The scales of the union also identified the former African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Clarie Dlamini Zuma, as African Personality of the Year.

The All Africa Students Union (AASU), is an independent student body with equal membership from over 50 African countries, with its headquarters in Accra.

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Petrotrin looks to Ghana for oil BOST

Three weeks before Prime Minister (PM) Dr Keith Rowley announced that Trinidad and Tobago (TT) has to “find new ways to diversify (and) expand our earning potential”, the State-owned Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) held talks with a Ghanaian company about doing exactly that.

On August 23, 2016, Petrotrin’s President, Fitzroy Harewood, met with Chairman of Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Ernest Benjamin Essamuah; and Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)/BOST, Kwame Awuah-Darko.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Ghana arrive in Russia ahead of friendly

The Black Stars contingent is in Moscow for the international friendly against the Golden Eagles

The Black Stars have arrived in Moscow ahead of an international friendly against Russia at the Stadion Lokomotiv on Tuesday, a day after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifier against Rwanda.

Ghana shared the spoils 1-1 with the Amavubi at the Accra Sports Stadium to top Group H.

The friendly is expected to hold amid controversies.

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Coal-fired power plant, not solution to Ghana’s energy crisis -- Nana Afenyi VI

Nana Amuah Afenyi VI, Chief of Ekumfi Otuam and Mankrado of Ekumfi Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana, has expressed her disappointment and shock at plans by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to construct a coal-fired power plant at the Ekumfi Traditional area to ease the erratic power supply in Ghana.

Tue, Aug 9, 2016 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Full AfricaWatch report: Akufo-Addo has cancer

For some time now, functionaries of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and their presidential candidate himself, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have strenuously denied reports in the local media of Akufo-Addo’s ill health and its implications on his ability to rule the country.

In one such denial recently, the 72-year-old NPP presidential candidate said: “God is the one who looks after us all and not the wishes of human beings. I am strong.

Tue, Aug 30, 2016 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Obama lifts economic sanctions Bush imposed on Ivory Coast

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Ivory Coast in 2006 by the regime of his predecessor, George Bush.

The US president cited advancing democratic credentials of the west African nation as the reason behind terminating the national emergency declared by the US in Executive Order 13396, it was this order that led to the imposition of sanctions.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Ghana and Ivory Coast unite against child labour in cocoa production

Two of the world’s leaders in cocoa production, Ghana and the Ivory Coast have signed an agreement to fight against child labour in cocoa production.

The agreement committing the two countries was signed by the first ladies of the two countries, Lordina Mahama of Ghana and Dominique Ouattara of the Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Tuesday.

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016