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Ghana: Govt Ratifies Mercury Convention
[HRW] People living in Ghana's mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

 
Ghana: Women in Ghana Pay a Heavy Social Price for Not Having Children
[The Conversation Africa] The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate - the average number of children expected per woman over a lifetime (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

 
Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah - First Black Female Neurosurgeon At Johns Hopkins Hospital
[This is Africa] We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female Neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including (...)
[AllAfrica] 28/03/2017

 
Pension Pay: 40 former MPs drag govt to court over pension pay
The suit filed at the Labour Division of the Accra High Court, the 40 former MPs are collectively demanding GH¢9,339,800 from the government.
[Pulse] 28/03/2017

Stop habits that reduce productivity – Prez Akufo-Addo – Graphic Online
Graphic Online Stop habits that reduce productivity - Prez Akufo-Addo Graphic Online President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (2nd left) interacting with Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum (left), a deputy Education Minister designate, during the conference in Accra. Those with them include Most Rev. Titus Kwesi (...)
[Nigeria Today] 28/03/2017

3rd Time Charmers? Charles Brumskine Holds Tete-A-Tete With Ghana’s President
Accra – Until his recent election as President of Ghana, President Nana Akufo Ado made three unsuccessful attempts at attaining state power.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 28/03/2017

Judge recuses himself from $2m fraud case
An Accra high court judge handling a case involving an Accra-based lawyer, Charles Opoku Yeboah and another over an alleged $2 million estate fraud, on Thursday recused himself from the case.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Chinese Embassy pledges support to help gov't's 'galamsey' fight
The Chinese diplomatic mission in Ghana has pledged its support to government to help in the fight against illegal mining popularly referred to as 'galamsey' involving some of its nationals.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Sam George wants poor residents in rural Accra to benefit from LEAP cash
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram says the extent of poverty and depravity in rural Greater Accra is heart wrenching and the government must do something about it.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Chinese illegal miners to reappear in court on April 10
Chinese illegal miners to reappear in court on April 10
The Chinese illegal miners and their Ghanaian accomplices who were arrested on River Ankobra in the Western Region last Friday, appeared at the Sekondi High Court on Monday [March 27th 2017], where they were remanded into police custody to reappear on April 10, 2017. The accused miners were (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

 
Amewu begs China to stop Chinese ‘galamsey’ operators
Amewu begs China to stop Chinese ‘galamsey’ operators
Ghana is practically begging China to help in the fight against Chinese nationals who are contributing to the destruction of its environment through illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, today [Monday], held an emergency (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

 
Reduction in policy rate long overdue- Economist
Reduction in policy rate long overdue- Economist
Economist, and Head of Finance Department at the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Godfred Bokpin has criticized the Bank of Ghana for delaying in announcing a reduction in the policy rate. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana today [27/3/2017] reduced the policy rate (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

 
Tailor, 38, charged for allegedly defiling 12-year-old girl
A 38-year-old tailor who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl in his kiosk after she had gone there to look for pieces of cloth for needle work has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Agric is Ghana’s greatest tool for socio-economic dev'ment – Dep. Minister-designate
Deputy Minister-designate for Local Government and Rural Development has described agriculture as the greatest tool that can best propel the country’s socio-economic development.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Hilderman Ex-Manager Smitten With Essien
Hilderman Ex-Manager Smitten With Essien Singer Hilderman’s former manager Yvone Nasinguza will forever remember last weekend, because it was the day she met football superstar Michael Essien. The sexy light-skinned babe was so star-struck upon meeting the ex-Chelsea and Ghana international that (...)
[Redpepper] 27/03/2017

Prayer works, hardwork pays too – Akufo-Addo calls for balance
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked leadership of the church to help Ghanaians strike a proper balance between success from hard work and miracles.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Immigration Service deserves more resources to deal with terror threats - MP
Government is being urged to better resource the Ghana Immigration Service to help deal with possible terror threats the country may encounter.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Northern regions still lagging behind in dev'ment – Global Food Policy Report
The 2017 Global Food Policy Report by USA based International Food Policy Research Institute has expressed concern about the continuous lack of infrastructural development in the northern part of Ghana.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Chinese illegal miners case moved to circuit court
Chinese illegal miners case moved to circuit court
The case involving the five Chinese nationals and their five Ghanaian accomplices who were arrested for illegal mining, have been transferred from the Sekondi Magistrate Court to the Sekondi Circuit Court. The illegal miners were arrested on March 24, 2017, in a swoop by the Criminal (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

 
Galamsey: Time for ordinary people to act
Campaign Coordinator of Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) Dr. Steve Manteaw, says it is time for ordinary Ghanaians to take up the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Ghana: More Than 1.2 Million People Are Unemployed - Report
[Ghana Star] More than 1.2 million persons from 15 years and older are estimated to be unemployed, representing the total unemployment rate of 11.9%, according to the Labour Force Survey Report.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

2 police officers remanded for alleged GH11,000 robbery
Two police officers have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly robbing a student at gunpoint of GH 11,000 cedis.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Accra Mayor inspects desilting of drains along flood prone areas
The new Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, and a delegation of government officials on Friday toured key areas in the metropolis notorious for flooding during heavy rains.
[Joy Online] 27/03/2017

Commotion as Students Beat Up Their School Principal and Bursar Mercilessly Over Food
There was pandemonium in the Upper West region of Ghana after students tied up their school bursar before assaulting him and the principal over the poor quality of their food. A dramatic incident has played out at a vocational school in Upper West region of Ghana after second year students (...)
[Information Nigeria] 26/03/2017

Over 30 percent of disabled Ghanaian children not schooling
There are more than 30 percent Ghanaian children with disabilities who are not enrolled in school, Sustainable Aid through Voluntary Establishment (SAVE-Ghana) has revealed.
[Joy Online] 26/03/2017

Consumers in Central region owe Ghana Water Company ¢57.5 million
Consumers in the Central Region owe the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to the tune of GH¢57,555,428.00 with Government debt amounting to more than GH¢41.2 million.
[Joy Online] 26/03/2017

Akufo-Addo is over-stepping bounds for Ghana’s doom
By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, March. 26, 2017 Folks, news reports that the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator (Mr. Agyei) was attacked by about 200 members of a pro-New Patriotic Party group known as “Delta Force” on Friday are alarming for several reasons. Why? Because it raises very (...)
[Vibe Ghana] 26/03/2017

MTN Ghana Foundation construct 40-bed maternity block
MTN Ghana Foundation has constructed a 40-bed maternity ward at Tema General Hospital to improve health delivery in the country.
[Joy Online] 26/03/2017

Galamsey makes me lose faith in Ghana - Baako
Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says he is losing faith in the nation because of successive governments' failure to stop 'galamsey'.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

Akua Donkor robber’s case adjourned to March 27
The Accra Circuit Court hearing the case involving four persons who allegedly robbed Madam Akua Donkor, founder of the Ghana Freedom Party, has adjourned the case to March 27.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

It is time to increase counter-terrorism security in Ghana - Ablakwa
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says it is time the nation increases it counter-terrorism security.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

Ghana to get new Automobile Technical School
American Auto Parts Limited in partnership with TATA Motors Holdings Ghana, is to establish an Automobile Technical Institute to train artisans and mechanics in industrial best practices.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

Ghana records increasing Multi Resistant Tuberculosis cases
It is disturbing Ghana is currently recording 640 new cases per year in a new form of tuberculosis cases. That’s according to the Chairman for the Wealth Health Organization Child Tuberculosis Task force, Dr. Anthony Enimil who describes it as (...)
[Joy Online] 24/03/2017

Gov't to roll out housing programme for military - Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that government would soon roll out comprehensive housing programme for the Ghana Armed Forces to address the accommodation challenge.
[Joy Online] 24/03/2017

Ghana: Life After Presidency - the John Mahama Way
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[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

West Africa: Ecowas Satellite to Monitor Fisheries Resources
[Ghana Star] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commissioned an earth observation data receiving satellite in Accra as part of measures to ensure sustainable use of fisheries resources in the sub-region.
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

Ghana: London Terror Sparks Call For Better MP Protection
[Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana's Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana's legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, saying MPs are vulnerable in (...)
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

Parliament wants 10 years valid passports not 5
Parliament is proposing a ten year period during which a passport in Ghana can be deemed to be valid.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Bawumia visits passport office; officer faces disciplinary action for extortion
An officer with the passport office is facing disciplinary action for taking money from some applicants under the pretext of helping them secure Ghanaian passport.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Houseboy who allegedly murdered, burnt 'master' remanded
An Accra Central District Court has remanded a houseboy who allegedly killed his “master” at Ofankor in the Ga West Municipality into police custody.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Cardiologist warns of high prevalence of heart diseases
A consultant cardiologist with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is warning of a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases amongst Ghanaians, especially middle-aged women.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Solar powered water kiosks opened in Accra, Northern region
Project Maji has opened two new solar powered water kiosks in the Greater Accra and Northern regions of the country in commemorate World Water Day.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Lexis Bill walks for oral health
Host of Joy FM's Drive Time programme and popular media personality and radio broadcaster, Lexis Bill, joined 150 Unilever Ghana employees and families, for an educational walk up the Aburi hills to raise awareness for World Oral Health (...)
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

At 93, Mugabe remains a jet-setter
At 93, Mugabe remains a jet-setter
President Robert Mugabe has visited Singapore, Ghana, Swaziland and Mauritius in the past three weeks. At times he stops over in Harare for just a night before leaving again.
[IOL] 23/03/2017

 
Security services top Ghana Water Company defaulters list
Security Services in the Upper West Region are owing the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) GH550,449, thereby topping the list of defaulters in the Region.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

GJA election postponed over unresolved disputes
The 2017 election for the Ghana Journalist Association scheduled for March 31 has been postponed over some unresolved disputes.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Accra Mayor receives 100% approval
The president's nominee for Accra mayor has received an overwhelming approval by the Assembly members Thursday.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Flagstaff House assault: Court issues warrant for arrest of 2
The Accra Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest two persons, including an ex police officer who assaulted a senior police officer at the Flagstaff House in January.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

Ghana Water Company wants chiefs to save dying water bodies
The Ghana Water Company says chiefs hold the key to ending the destruction of critical water sources through illegal mining activities.
[Joy Online] 23/03/2017

GE expands global footprint with new Sub Saharan Africa facility
— GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) (www.GEOilandGas.com) opened a new facility in Takoradi Port, Ghana today, expanding its global footprint and supporting local investment. [...]
[Africa Herald Express] 23/03/2017



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