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Govt committed to decongesting country’s prisons — Prez Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo presenting a sword of honour to Senior Under Officer (SUO) Stephen Kumah (left), Best All-Round, at the ceremony

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of the government to decongest the country’s prisons. At the graduation ceremony of Officer Cadet Course Intake 25 of the Ghana Prisons Service at the Prisons Officers Training School in Accra yesterday, the President said the capacity of the country’s prisons, built to accommodate some 9,875 inmates, had been exceeded by ...

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Nana Drops Otiko In Cabinet Reshuffle

Otiko Afisa Djaba, Cynthia Morrison, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Paulina Tangoba Abayage, Pius Hadzide and Perry Okudzeto President Akufo-Addo carried out his first reshuffle of his government yesterday, swapping some ministers in what looks like musical chairs. Chief among the major casualties was Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, who was replaced with the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West in the ...

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Poor road network affects healthcare delivery in Upper Denkyira East

Deplorable road networks in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality of the Central Region, is hampering efforts by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to provide quality healthcare to the people of the Area. Dr Kwabena Sarpong, Municipal Health Director said maternal and infant mortality, had been on the increase whereas respiratory tract infections had also become one of the top 10 ...

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MTN Shortz and Shortz Challenge Launched

Telecommunication giants, MTN, has launch an exciting digital innovation platform known as the MTN Shortz, to allow customers to access and create short videos that would enable them enjoy a better experience on the network. The innovative venture by MTN, is targeted at monetizing the creativity of content developers as well as giving subscribes a chance to make short video ...

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Betway Talent Hunt hit the Northern Region

Betway Ghana Limited, one of the leafing betting companies in Ghana, over the weekend, organized a special football competition for the youth dubbed “Betway Talent Hunt” in the Northern region. The competition, was aimed at hunting for football talents, between the ages of 18 to 25 and nurture them to become professional footballers in future. Stephen Appiah, former Black Star’s ...

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Deputy Speaker wants more women empowerment at AIPP Conference

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, at a conference of the Asian and African Parliamentarians Project (AIPP), in Accra, on Wednesday, urged parliamentarians to pay more attention to female empowerment issues for them to participate adequately in national development. This, he said, was important in view of the fact that women and girls, constituted over 50 per cent ...

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BoG fails to do broader consultation on banks recapitalisation – Prof. Gatsi

Professor John Gatsi, the Head of Finance Department, University of Cape Coast, on Tuesday said the Bank of Ghana (BoG) failed to undertake broader stakeholder consultations before starting the indigenous banks’ recapitalisation exercise. He said the Central Bank should have engaged in transparent and active debate involving bankers, policy-makers, politicians and other key stakeholders in the banking industry to ensure ...

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Chelsea’s Courtois Off To Real Madrid

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois. Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Bernabeu subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. Croatia international Mateo Kovacic will join the Blues on a season-long loan as part of the deal. A statement released by Chelsea on Wednesday read: ...

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Our Hypocritical Politics Is Adequate For Our Democracy

“In politics, we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill…we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent. The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself” ~ Plato Nobody ever said anything ...

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No Ghana Card, No Job – Kusi Boafo To Public Servants

The Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo says all employees at the Public sector without the New Ghana Card will be losing their jobs shortly following reforms at the sector. According to him, it has become crucial to change the work culture at the Public sector and hence the automation of the public service is ...

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