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  • Muntaka rallies support for boycott of South African goods
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 play videoMP for Asawase Constituency, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka Asawase Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has urged African countries to boycott South African products in retaliation for the recent xenophobic attacks in that country. He argued this would send a resounding signal to the […]
  • Barclays in UK will pay billions towards cost of separation from Absa
    UK bank Barclays has agreed to contribute R13bn to the cost of divorcing itself from Absa, the South African bank it married with much fanfare in 2005. The announcement was made after both the UK principal and its JSE-listed subsidiary, Barclays Africa, released their 2016 financial results on Thursday morning. Following its cut to 50.1% […]
  • Mortuary man justifies why they deserve more pay than doctors
    On Feb 25, 2017 File photo: A mortuary man intercepted a body at the Tema Community 9 cemetery. Their contribution to Ghana’s health sector has over the years been relegated to the background with people looking down upon them because of the kind of job they do. Recently, an incensed mortuary man made headlines when […]
  • Child marriage violates rights of victims
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata, addressing some students on child marriage. Child marriage is undoubtedly a global menace that affects millions of women every year and, unfortunately, Ghana falls within the category of nations with the highest prevalence rate, with around one in four girls marrying prior […]
  • $1.5bn Tema port expansion project to accomodate world’s largest container ships
    The Tema Port expansion project when completed would accommodate some of the world’s largest container ships and improve cargo handling services and capacity. Upon its completion, it would enhance the position of the Tema Port as the leading maritime hub in the region. This was disclosed when shareholders of the $1.5 billion Tema port expansion project paid […]
  • Stop violent takeovers – Minister advises NPP youth
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has ordered New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the region to stop the violent takeover of government properties in the region. The Minister said he had been briefed by the police on the happenings […]
  • COCOBOD to sack about 300 staff employed from 2013?
    Business News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 COCOBOD to sack 300 workers Snippets of information gathered by have revealed plans by the government to dismiss most of the staff employed at Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) under the previous government from 2013. Sources suggest that the agency has already carried out a […]
  • 2017 budget would be business friendly
    Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said the 2017 budget would come up with policies to aid the growth of businesses. There are fears, with rising public debt of GHC122 billion and a double-digit budget deficit the new administration may struggle to implement some of its manifesto promises. But speaking to JOYBUSINESS after President’s State of […]
  • NDC splits over Ayariga ‘bribe’
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga There is seeming tension within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the bribe allegation by the party’s Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mahama Ayariga, recently. Even though the parliamentary ad hoc committee is probing the allegation, the NDC […]
  • Akufo-Addo has betrayed the jobless youth – Minority
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader The ruling NPP government will further deepen the anxiety and desperation of unemployed youth following the massive layoffs under the Akufo-Addo-led administration, the largest opposition NDC has said. The then opposition NPP promised to have job creation as the Party’s “single […]
  • Parties give varying views on President’s State of Nation Address
    Politics of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 play videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Political parties have given varying views on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s maiden State of the Nation Address. While some commended the President for the presentation, others said he was either partisan in his delivery or was unimpressive. Good points […]
  • Domestic airlines to fly directly to U.S, other international destinations —
    Domestic airlines would by the end of the year be able to make direct flights to the USA, the Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has revealed. Simon Allotey says the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in collaboration with the GCAA is currently undertaking the safety assessment known as the FAA category 1 programme […]
  • Leftey hopeful of Lierse return to Belgian Pro League
    Sports News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Issahaku Leftey Yakubu Ghanaian defender Issahaku Leftey Yakubu is optimistic about Lierse SK’s chances of securing promotion back to the Belgian Jupiler Pro League next season. The 22-year-old joined Lierse from Ghanaian side JMG Academy in 2015, signing a two-year contract with an option for […]
  • Outcry from another Ghana assistant coach over unpaid fees
    Sports News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Jamie Lawrence Jamie Lawrence, Ghana fitness coach at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, is the latest to lament the nonpayment of bonuses for his services at the tournament. The former Leicester City and Sunderland winger’s comments come in the wake of similar […]
  • Nana Akufo-Addo must succeed – PPP Communications Director
    Paa Kow Ackon, Director of Communication for the Progressive People’s Party Director of Communication for the Progressive People’s Party, Paa Kow Ackon, has called on Ghanaians to support President Nana Akufo-Addo as he steers the affairs of the nation. Speaking on ATV’s Asem Yi Di Ka show, the PPP scribe noted that the success of […]
  • ‘Those against free SHS must be sent to the witches camp’ – Abronye DC
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 Mr Kwame Baffoe a.k.a Abronye DC The Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has likened those kicking against free Senior High School policy to ‘witches and wizards’. Just like those with evil powers scheme and fight against the fortunes […]
  • Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’
    An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90; £72) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday in the Malaysian capital. She said she was given the cash to smear Kim Jong-nam’s face with […]
  • Kwame Nkrumah regretted jailing JB Danquah – KB Asante
    General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: 2017-02-25 The late JB Danquah A retired diplomat, Dr. KB Asante has disclosed that Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was not happy about the detention of Dr. JB Danquah. “Kwame Nkrumah was not happy JB was in prison under the under the Preventive Detention Act […]
  • Ghana’s deficit highlights downside fiscal risks – Fitch
    Business News of Saturday, 25 February 2017 Source: The Finder 2017-02-25 Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister Credit Ratings Agency – Fitch – has said Ghana’s disclosure of $1.6billion unreported expenditure and the resulting failure to hit the 2016 fiscal deficit target highlights substantial risks to the country’s public finances. It explained that public finances […]
  • GH¢4.6bn BoG/Sibston Switch contract heads to court
    A GH¢4.6bn Bank of Ghana contract to provide a one-stop shop for all electronic payment transactions is set to be challenged in court. An aggrieved party, Vals Intel Limited, whose GH¢14m bid was rejected says the BoG failed to follow the Public Procurement Law in arriving at the decision to award the contract to Sibton […]