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Christian Children Fund of Canada CEO to visit Ghana

Mr. Mark Lukowski, Chief Executive Officer of Christian Children's Fund of Canada will visit Ghana from November 5 - 7, 2014. A statement issued by William Anim-Dankwa, CCFC Communications Manager and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Friday said as part of his itinerary, Mr. Lukowski would be having a meeting with the Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection.


Topix.net | 25-Oct-2014 21:32

Let's make healthcare affordable for Ghanaians - Dr Poku

A traditional medical practitioner, has underscored the need for traditional medical facilities to provide majority of Ghanaians with affordable services. Dr Israel Kwasi Poku, the traditional medical practitioner, who made the call, said this will go a long way to enable them access health care in order to stay healthy and live longer.


Topix.net | 25-Oct-2014 17:38

Tigo Music Goes Live In Ghana

"As a digital lifestyle brand, Tigo Music will enable us to integrate seamlessly into the everyday lives of Ghanaians and promote great local music. I am also excited that we have the support of the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA," she added.


Topix.net | 25-Oct-2014 06:23

Penplusbytes initiate Innovations in Oil Revenue Management [Ghana News Agency]

Accra, Oct. 24, GNA - The Africa Centre for ICT Journalism on Friday opened a two-day "hackathon" which will focus on developing technological solutions to stimulate better management of Ghana's oil and gas resources. Dubbed "Hack4Oil", the "hackathon" programme is bringing together stakeholders in the oil and gas sector, made up of Civil Society Organizations and public agencies on one hand and software developers and mobile platform developers on the other, who would work to create software and hardware to address issues on oil revenue, health environment, and policy regulation.


Topix.net | 25-Oct-2014 02:26

Exorcist pastor charged for fraud

A self-styled pastor who allegedly lured his victim to present her valuables for purification has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court for fraud. The accused, Isaac Passah, unemployed and one Cephas - currently at large - are facing two counts of conspiracy and defrauding by false pretences.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 22:32

President of Ghana Rugby appoints Club Championship Tournament Commissioner

Mr Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union has appointed Mr. Steve Noi as Tournament Commissioner for the upcoming Ghana Rugby Club Championship 2014-15. Present at the appointment ceremony were Mr. George Ladipo who represented the Clubs in CentWest and Mr. Abdul-Aziz Issah representing the Greater Accra Clubs.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 18:29

Presby University suspends 4 officials

Reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that four top officials, including reverend ministers, of the Presbyterian University College , have been suspended indefinitely for alleged financial malpractices and mismanagement. The affected officials are Reverend Asamoah Boadu, Accountant/Director of Finance; his deputy, Martin Amaniampong; the Coordinator of Tema Campus, Reverend Adu Okoree and the Director of Works, Kobby Lartey, who is the son of the outgoing President of the institution.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 14:31

Cocoa producing communities get GH 2m investments

Federated Commodity , a cocoa buying company and its partners have set aside an amount of GHA 2,442,000.00 to support cocoa famers in six cocoa growing areas in the Western Region. The areas to be supported include Wassa Akropong, Manso Amenfi, Asankragwa, Samreboi A&B and Akontonbra.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 10:32

Veep Briefs AU Commission Chair On Ghana Leading Ebola Response

Vice President Amissah-Arthur, yesterday briefed, the Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, of Ghana's lead support in the Ebola campaign against the further spread of the disease in West Africa. This was made known when Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, conferred with Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at the Flagstaff House, before the start of a tour of the three affected Ebola countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sera Leone.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 06:46

Meet Ghana's Most Beautiful

After 13 weeks of tackling various tasks with nine other contestants, Miss Bentie Abigail Baciara aka Baci now holds the bragging rights as winner of this year's Ghana's Most Beautiful pageant. Baci, who couldn't hold back her tears when she was announced as winner, wrestled the coveted title from three other finalists last Sunday night when the Accra International Conference Centre played host to the grand finals of the eighth edition of TV3's Ghana Most Beautiful.


Topix.net | 24-Oct-2014 02:48

26th October is a Barney Sunday

'Once a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name oh, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name oh'. Kids love this popular song by Barney and his friends hence it comes as no surprise as kids everywhere can be seen singing and jumping to this Barney song as it's one of their favorite songs.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 22:44

British Airways Celebrates 77 Years In Ghana

On 13 October 1937, a DH86 Diana class aircraft operated by Elders Colonial Airways on behalf of Imperial Airways arrived in Accra for the first time,at the end of a one-week journey, which involved nine stops between the UK,via Khartoum. 77 years later, this trip takes a little over six hours, and Ghanaian passengers are able to so daily.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 18:41

Interviewed Expatriates Knows More About Ghana Football Than Local Coaches - Ben Koufie

Ex Ghana Football Association chairman Ben Koufie has claimed that the three shortlisted expatriate coaches interviewed for the vacant Black Stars job seems to be well informed about Ghana Football than many of the indigenous managers. Koufie, a CAF technical instructor who was part of the Ghana Football Association panel which interviewed coaches Michel Pont, Avram Grant and Juan Ignacio Martinez Jimenez at the Alisa Hotel in Accra last week said the panel left with good impressions of the trio's knowledge of the team and their desire to help the Stars reach their full potential.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 14:39

Ghanaians want gov't to focus on economy

The latest Afrobarometer survey findings show that Ghanaians want government to focus on managing the economy. This is a shift in policy priorities from 2005, 2008 and 2012 Afrobarometer surveys, in which unemployment is the leading policy priority of most Ghanaians.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 14:39

Domestic Airlines operators bare teeth at Ghana Airport Company

Domestic Airline operators have criticised what they say is the utter disrespect shown them by the Ghana Airport Company. According to a statement signed by Mr James Eric Antwi, Chief Executive Officer of Starbow, on behalf of the domestic airline operators, the Kumasi runaway has been closed down for days without notification to the airline operators.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 10:43

I'm optimistic on Ghana's economic transformatio

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday expressed optimism that Ghana's economic transformation would propel it to be an exporter of finished products in the near future. "The transformation is coming in the form of supporting Ghanaian indigenous industries to process raw materials into finished goods for export to attract more revenue than just exporting raw materials to other countries," he said.


Topix.net | 23-Oct-2014 06:45

Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 23:02

A New Photo Revolution "Photogbaaay" To Take Ghana By Storm

A new way of taking picture in a more trendy and competitive faction is about to hit Ghana and followers of social media all over the world. The exciting show dubbed "Photogbaaay" which is first of its kind is expected to engage smartphone users and bring a whole new creativity in photography.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 18:59

God told me this is not the end of it... - Maame Dokono

One of Ghana's greatest TV personalities, Grace Omaboe, popularly known as Maame Dokono, has confirmed her return to the showbiz industry, years after she went silent. The celebrated movie veteran was a special guest on The One Show on Viasat1, where she made some revelation about her past, her present and her plans for the future.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 15:03

Major donor backs Ghana-IMF talks

The European Union , the country's largest financial donor, says it supports government's ongoing talks with the International Monetary Fund aimed at crafting a programme to restore fiscal stability and rebuild depleted foreign exchange reserves. After months of dithering, President John Mahama in August instructed a team of negotiators led by Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, a former Minister of Finance, to open discussions with the IMF for a possible stabilisation programme.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 15:03

Kwaisey Pee Calls On Musicians To Boycott Ghana Music Awards

Highlife musician, Kwaisey Pee has called on fellow Ghanaian musicians to boycott the Ghana Music Awards, if Charter House continues with its decision to sue Shatta Wale. Charter House, organizers of the Ghana Music Awards has commenced a legal action against the 2014 Ghana Music Awards Artist of The Year winner, claiming damages up to the tune of 10 million Ghana cedis for defamation.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 11:13

Worried Ghana FA Desperate To See Start of Premier League

The Kumasi-based club are contesting their relegation from their Premier League over a technicality against another Premier League club - Aduana Stars. They have through the law court thus prevented the GFA from holding its annual congress session - which will be used to confirm the demoted and promoted teams - a pre-requisite for the start of every football season in Ghana.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 11:13

Assemblies continue to violate financial regulations

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, has expressed deep concern over the continued disregard for public financial regulations by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies . Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Chairman of the Committee, noted that in spite of recommendations by the Auditor-General, and admonitions by the Committee, the Assemblies kept repeating the mistakes and violations - leading to the loss of huge sums of money to the State.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 07:22

Battling Monsanto Laws In Ghana And Zambia

Legislation would restrict farmers from an age-old practice: freely saving, swapping, breeding, and selling the seeds they rely on Laws are being proposed and passed in Ghana and Zambia that would restrict farmers from saving, exchanging, and selling seeds. In a quick and easy action, UK citizens can send a letter to their MP asking the UK government to stop pressuring Ghana to pass the "Monsanto Law": 1. Battling the "Monsanto law" in Ghana Chris Walker New Internationalist, 20 Oct 2014 http://newint.org/blog/2014/10/20/plant-breeders-bill-ghana/ This week, farmers in Ghana are on the frontlines of a battle.


Topix.net | 22-Oct-2014 03:31

Ebola-infected countries could export up to three cases per month: study

The countries at the heart of West Africa's Ebola epidemic may export up to three cases a month to other parts of the world, and the figure will rise if the outbreak spreads further, a new study suggests. The work, led by Toronto-based researcher Dr. Kamran Khan, predicts the world may see an exported case every 10 days or so via air travel.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 23:30

Ghana need strong entrepreneurs- Ms. Cobbah

The Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa , Ms. Esther A.N Cobbah, has stressed the need to build a culture of entrepreneurs in the country.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

Xclusiv Fotos: Ghanaian Celebs Support Nollywood Actress Omoni Oboli At "Being Mrs. Elliot" Premiere

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has urged Ghanaian movie fans to make an effort to see her directorial debut film, Being Mrs. Elliot. The new film was premiered last Friday at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra, Ghana at a ceremony which attracted some of the crA me de la crA me of Ghana's movie.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

Take advantage of EU-Ghana relations - Businesses told

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Ghana has advised companies to make good use of the opportunity to indulge in free trade with the Union , for sustainable development. Giving the advice at a media interaction in Accra, Ambassador William Hanna said, Ghanaian companies had a good chance of wooing investors in the EU as the country already has a strong relationship with the Union.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

PHOTOS: Nana Oye Lither, Celebs, Others Lead One Ghana Again Ebola Campaign

Saturday, 18th of October, 2014, will go down well in the history of Ghana- as a day Ghana celebrities, health workers and ordinary Ghanaians troop out in their numbers to launch the long awaited ONE Ghana united against Ebola campaign. The campaign launch which started with a poster pasting, flyers distribution across the capital city of Accra, was ended at Rawlings Park, Accra, where hundreds of audience settled down for the launch proper.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Ghanaians prefer tall leaders - Research

Months of survey by The aL-hAJJ across the country has revealed that, regardless of the constitutional requirement of who qualifies for election as President, Ghanaians in general prefer either bulky, thick, tall, lanky or well-built persons as leaders. While most respondents agree competence is key for sound governance, the overwhelming majority also noted that in Ghanaian politics, the personality and looks of the candidate who wants to lead the country also form a basis for his or her selection in the nation's keenly contested presidential elections.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Agreement on Rawlings' Book reached

Samuel Atta Akyea, counsel for former President Jerry John Rawlings - in a case in which the former president is seeking to place an injunction on the launching of a book by Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, Ghana's immediate past High Commissioner to the United Kingdom - has told an Accra Fast Track High Court that the final draft on the two parties' agreement to settle the matter out of court, was almost ready. He told the court, presided over by Justice L.L. Mensah, that the draft was ready except for some one or two paragraphs which needed to be looked at again.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Fuel prices will not be reduced'

Government says it cannot immediately reduce the prices of petroleum products in the country despite a drop in the price of crude oil on the world market. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, who made this known, last Friday in Accra, said the fall in the price of crude oil on the world market was still in a transitional trend.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 11:42

Can we prevent demolitions in Ghana?

There have been several demolitions in Ghana over the years. The most recent was the one at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle where hundreds of shops were razed to the ground.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 07:51

Ghana's Record on Women's Rights to Face Scrutiny

Ghana's record on women's rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on Friday 24 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. Ghana is one of the 188 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and is required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 independent experts on how it is implementing the Convention.


Topix.net | 21-Oct-2014 03:58

How 2face, Mafikizolo, MzVee, Wizkid others rock Hennessy Artistry concert

It was an atmosphere of VSOP, music, dance and blend of Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa music icons yesterday, 18th of October 2014, at Accra international Conference Centre; a first of its kind Hennessy Artistry Concert in Ghana. The annual Hennessy artistry is an innovative musical platform launched worldwide by Hennessy in 2006 to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of different music genres.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 23:54

Ghana: Corruption and Indiscipline - a Major Cause of Road Accident

We were concerned about the mechanical device of the vehicle as the cause of accidents. People are calling for the ban of the 207 mini buses, but no one has called for the withdrawal of licenses from undisciplined drivers.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 19:51

Baci crowned Ghana's Most Beautiful season VIII

After weeks and months of various activities, a graduate of the University of Development Studies , Wa Campus, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has been crowned winner of TV3's Ghana's Most Beautiful VIII. Popularly known as Baci, the 22-year-old representing the Upper West Region was declared winner on Sunday, October 19 when the final show was held at the Accra International Conference Center.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 15:58

Spio pleads for non-Ghanaian traders

DR. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, says Ghana must tread cautiously in expelling non-Ghanaians from the country's markets. According to him, the move may have a negative impact on the country, explaining that Ghanaians involved in petty trading in other ECOWAS countries risk losing their livelihood if those countries also enforce the same laws.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 12:09

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. Appealing for more international help, Sirleaf described the devastating effects of Ebola in a "Letter to the World" that was broadcast Sunday by the BBC.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

92% of companies in Ghana are SMES - " Report

A study conducted by Bastiat Ghana, a liberal economy think tank, shows that 92 per cent of companies registered in Ghana are micro, small and medium-scale enterprise . According to the study 85 per cent of the SMEs offer employment in the manufacturing sector.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

Ghana a leading country with Glaucoma

Dr Oscar Debrah, Head, Eye Care Unit, Ghana Health Service , says Ghana is a leading country with the highest glaucoma cases of 700,000 with 35, 000 patients going blind. Glaucoma is group of eye disorders that have few symptoms in their early stages, but eventually leads to damage of the optic nerve , which could lead to vision loss or complete blindness.


Topix.net | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

Injury SCARE For Ghana As Asamoah Gyan Is Stretchered Off In UAE Top-Flight

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was stretchered off in the final minutes of Al Ain's 3-1 victory over Al Ain on Thursday night in the Arabian Gulf League. Gyan appeared to injure his left knee or thigh after an awkward confrontation with Dhafra goalkeeper Abdullah Sultan at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.


Topix.net | 19-Oct-2014 06:03

Ghana's main opposition party elects Akufo-Addo as 2016 candidate

Ghana's main opposition New Patriotic Party voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to retain Nana Akufo-Addo as its leader for the 2016 election, setting up a rematch of the last poll when he lost narrowly to President John Mahama. The election is also expected to be close given that the ruling National Democratic Congress government has faced economic headwinds including rising inflation, a stubborn budget deficit and a currency that has fallen sharply this year.


Topix.net | 19-Oct-2014 02:25

Stratcomm Africa Celebrates Ghanaian Entrepreneurs With 'Our Story Your Story'

Accra- 15th October - Strategic Communications Africa Ltd has launched 'Our Story, Your Story', a ground-breaking showcasing of Ghanaian entrepreneurship, perseverance and excellence on 14th October, 2014 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The event was attended by many dignitaries including the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, the Deputy Chief of Missions for the US Embassy, Madam Pat Aslup, the Chairperson of First Atlantic Bank and Board Member of Stratcomm Africa, Madam Karen Akiwumi-Tanor, President of the Association of Ghana Industries , Mr. James Asare-Adjei, Mr. Rami Baitie, Head of Corporate Affairs for the UT Group and many other seasoned Ghanaian entrepreneurs.


Topix.net | 18-Oct-2014 22:49

Ghana: Govt Struggles to Reintegrate 'Witches'

Interning people accused of witchcraft in camps has a long tradition in northern Ghana. Despite efforts to disband the camps, the accused often cannot go home.


Topix.net | 18-Oct-2014 19:08

Konadu strengthens bid for full-time Ghana coach

Stand-in trainer Maxwell Konadu strengthened his bid to become Ghana coach permanently following the Black Stars 3-1 defeat of Guinea 3-1 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. The 41-year-old is currently in charge of the country's home-based national team, but he is now two matches unbeaten in his caretaker role for the senior team.


Topix.net | 18-Oct-2014 15:26

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