75 Prostitutes, Clients Arrested

The suspected prostitutes in police custody The Nungua Divisional Police Command in the Greater Accra Region has arrested about 33 suspected prostitutes, together with 42 of their male counterparts and clients, in some brothels at the Nungua area. The suspects currently in police custody, according to police reports, were seen in action when the brothels were raided in a joint swoop organised by the divisional command and the district command from 10:30 pm to 4:00 am yesterday. | 30-Oct-2014 21:15

Toll robbery; as State appears helpless

Undercover investigations by The National Forum have revealed massive daylight looting of state cash at the toll booths on the country's highways, leading to loss of millions of Ghana cedis to the state. As it is often said that crime knows no bound, the corruption in the public sector really has no ends. | 30-Oct-2014 09:29

Journalists are killing micro finances in Ghana'

The collapse of many micro financial institutions in the country has been attributed to negative reportage and false alarms by the media, especially radio stations. The Managing Director of First Liberty Financial Services Limited, Odeneho Afram Brempong III, has blamed the media, particularly local radio stations for the difficulties micro finance companies are going through in the country. | 30-Oct-2014 05:42

Ghanaian companies embark on trade mission to Italy

Ghanaian business companies would, on October 29, 2014, participate in an Ecomondo Fair in Italy to strengthen business opportunities for both countries. The trade mission, which comprises 21 Ghanaian companies and 27 participants, is organised by the World Trade Centre, Accra, UNIDO and the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Italy. | 30-Oct-2014 05:42

Starbow saga: GCAA officials to face sanctions if...

Officials of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority are likely to be sanctioned if they are found culpable in Tuesday's emergency landing by a Takoradi-bound Starbow aircraft because of technical failure. The Authority has the responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers as well as air-worthiness of aircrafts. | 30-Oct-2014 01:44

Ras Mubarak rubbishes corruption allegations

Acting National Coordinator of National Youth Authority Ras Mubarak has described as "baseless, slanderous and laughable," allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Director of Finance, Aminu Abdulai. Mr. Aminu claimed his office has been locked on the orders of Ras Mubarak because he refused to carry out the Coordinator's orders to misappropriate public funds of Ghc215,100.00 out of Ghc450,000.00 meant for the Youth Leadership & Skill Training Institutes . | 29-Oct-2014 21:44

Ghanaians Prefer Intelligent and Honest Leaders - " NPP-USA Study

USA Study After six years of wanton thievery coupled with jaw-dropping infantile decisions related to leadership in government that have turned an otherwise middle-income Ghanaian economy to HIPC status resulting in a shameful return to the IMF, Ghanaians are resoundingly unanimous in their preference and yearning for leadership that is smart, honest, and sensitive to their needs. These findings were unveiled in a study conducted by NPP-USA in which 5,832 respondents in Ghana and six other countries with significant Ghanaian presence were queried on a wide variety of issues relating to leadership in Ghana. | 29-Oct-2014 17:39

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. This bush meat was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices. | 29-Oct-2014 13:42

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Yaa Kyerewaa waits for clients as she stands next to her makeshift bush meat shop at one of the largest local markets in Accra, Ghana. This "bush meat" was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices but Ebola has frightened away customers and it has been many days since Kyerewaa sold anything, so she cuts a sullen figure as she stands beside a pile of animal parts including the jaws of giant rodents, the hooves of wild pigs and snails. | 29-Oct-2014 13:42

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Yaa Kyerewaa waits for clients as she stands next to her makeshift bush meat shop at one of the largest local markets in Accra, Ghana. This "bush meat" was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices but Ebola has frightened away customers and it has been many days since Kyerewaa sold anything, so she cuts a sullen figure as she stands beside a pile of animal parts including the jaws of giant rodents, the hooves of wild pigs and snails. | 29-Oct-2014 13:42

Cash-Strapped Abeiku Ainooson Seeks For Financial Bailout Due To Premier League Delay

Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson has revealed the delay of the Ghana Premier League has massively hits his pocket and rendered the rest of his colleagues financially broken. The former New Edubiase strong centre-back has made a chilling revelation about how he and his colleagues are struggling to survive in Ghana's second largest city, Kumasi, following the uncertainty surrounding the start of the Ghanaian top-tier. | 29-Oct-2014 09:49

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim To Visit Ghana

ACCRA, October 28, 2014 World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, will arrive in Ghana on Thursday, October 30, 2014, for meetings with Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and other country officials. Dr. Kim will also meet with officials of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response to discuss the Ebola epidemic and its debilitating impact on the three most heavily affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and on the West African sub-region as a whole. | 29-Oct-2014 05:54

35,000 walk to fight breast cancer in Sunyani, Ghana

About 35,000 people from all walks of life joined the Fourth Breast Care International Ghana Walk for the Cure in the Brong Ahafo Regional Capital, Sunyani over the weekend. Based on the increasing incidence of breast cancer globally and the high rate of mortality in Ghana, BCI has recognized the need to reach out to people in other parts of the country with education and awareness creation about breast cancer, hence the Sunyani event. | 29-Oct-2014 01:53

Bostona s 9 Sister Cities: A Quick Guide

When Mayor Marty Walsh went to Ireland last month , he made a point to visit Belfast, which became Boston's newest sister city in May . The Sister Cities Program, which was launched in the United States in 1956, is an effort where communities exchange ideas and information across national borders. | 28-Oct-2014 21:45

Females With Multiple Piercings Denied Joining Ghana Army

Information reaching suggests the dream of some energetic and passionate females to join the Ghana Armed Forces and serve the nation has been ruined. A source at the GAF hinted that the high spirited females who wanted to serve in the army were sacked for having multiple ear piercings and body tattoos, which supposedly did not form part of the standards of the GAF. | 28-Oct-2014 17:40

Tigo Music - Unplugged' is on the 31st of Oct

Accra is getting ready to host one of its biggest shows in recent months on Friday. Coming on the back of the successful launch of Tigo Music, the music streaming service being rolled out by the telco, the Accra Sports Stadium will this weekend witness a huge concert of some of Africa's biggest acts. | 28-Oct-2014 13:40

Police, Fire Service join fight against Ghana's filth

Local Government and Rural Development Ministry on Monday secured assurances of the Police and Fire Service towards a regular nationwide clean up exercise aimed at ridding the country of filth. Sector Minister, Julius Debrah, obtained the support of the two security agencies when he visited their headquarters to formally notify their leadership of the National Sanitation Day and bring them on board. | 28-Oct-2014 09:50

Labour unrest could crash Ghana - " Doctor

A Medical doctor at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi has said government's failure to arrest the current labour unrest over claims of the second tier pension scheme by public workers could crash the nation. "The government will regret if it fails to mitigate these agitations by the over 6000 public workers", Dr. Ernest Kwako noted in an exclusive interview with The Chronicle in Kumasi. | 28-Oct-2014 06:03

Okyeame Kwame, Ex-President Kufuor, Dr Mrs. Naadu Mills and Others Honoured

The Health Legend Foundation-Africa has awarded Okyeame Kwame for reaching out to the vulnerable in the society and promoting healthy lifestyle in Ghana. He was bestowed this recognition during the 3rd Annual Health Legendary Awards and Conference organized on the 24th of October 2014, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. | 28-Oct-2014 02:16

Ghana's e-Waste

Plastic parts of obsolete electronics are pictured in a pile of refuse, in the Agbogbloshie neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, on Oct. 27 , 2014. Plastic parts of obsolete electronics are pictured in a pile of refuse, in the Agbogbloshie neigh Sumani Abdul Karim uses a wire stripper at the recycling center in the Agbogbloshie neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, Oct. 27, 2014. | 27-Oct-2014 22:16

'Winner Takes All' In Ghanaian Politics: Leading Causes

The following appointments currently entrusted primarily to the Executive, or made with strong input from the executive,must be determined by the vote of a 2/3 majority of Parliament, not by a simple majority of parliament. The objective of this amendment is to reduce the element of raw partisan politics in the process of making appointments to key constitutional positions which must necessarily be held by persons without direct or even indirect partisan connections. | 27-Oct-2014 22:16

Ex-Prez Kufuor Showers Praises On Wife

FORMER PRESIDENT John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday showered praises on his wife, Mrs. Theresa Kufuor - whom he described as an ideal wife and the best thing to happen in his life - for their 52 years of matrimonial life. Virtually telling a love story to a colossal and attentive audience Friday evening, Mr. Kufuor narrated how he met his wife, then a nurse, and how he managed to get her to the altar 52 years ago. | 27-Oct-2014 18:13

American official: US will fight Ebola long-term

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, health workers walk towards an area used for Ebola quarantine after they worked with diseased Fanta Kone at a Ebola virus center in Kayes, Mali. After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the Ebola outbreak first began months ago to bring her home to Mali. | 27-Oct-2014 14:12

Ebola threatens Ghana's tourism targets

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is negatively affecting the tourism industry due to the cancellation of conferences and events that would have brought thousands of visitors into the country, says Charles Osei-Bonsu, Executive Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority . A World Tourism Organisation conference, "Branding for Africa and Africa's Image", which had been scheduled to be come off in Accra from September 9-11, was postponed, he told the B&FT in an interview. | 27-Oct-2014 10:20

Use antibiotics responsibly - " Pharmacist

A pharmacist, Mr George Hedidor, has advised the public to guide against the wrong usage of antibiotics as it compounds the severity of illness. He explained that it is not every disease that must be treated with antibiotics, while people should not pass their antibiotics to others people who suffer similar illnesses may have different bodily systems. | 27-Oct-2014 06:29

Red Cross Society prepares trainers to combat Ebola

A capacity development workshop aimed at empowering trainers with preventive measures and interventions against an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country has been held in Accra. The training dubbed: "Ghana Ebola Intervention 2014," was jointly organized by Ghana Red Cross Society and its Swiss counterpart. | 27-Oct-2014 02:36

Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence holds graduation [Ghana News Agency]

Accra, Oct 26, GNA - The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology has held its graduation and awards ceremony in Accra on the theme "Leaders in Innovation". In all, 457 students graduated in Post Graduate Diploma in Wireless and Mobile Computing, Web Application Development, Network and Information Security, Linux System Administration, Foundation of Software Development, Cisco Certified Network Association, Oracles/Network Basics, Geographic Information System and Certified Information Systems Audit. | 26-Oct-2014 22:42

We'll settle all disputes; says Minister

Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has disclosed that his outfit is doing everything possible to settle all inter-district boundary disputes that are hampering revenue generation of some of the assemblies. He said his ministry has been very instrumental in finding amicable solution to the problem and would ensure equity and fairness in the outcome. | 26-Oct-2014 18:52

Interior Ministry pushes for non-custodial sentence

The Ministry of the Interior is pushing for the adoption of non-custodial sentencing measures into the criminal jurisprudence to help decongest the country's prisons. In line with that, stakeholders in the criminal justice system will attend a two-day brainstorming session on October 29 and 30, 2014, to be organised by the ministry in collaboration with the Judicial Service, the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General and the Ghana Prisons Service. | 26-Oct-2014 15:08

Officially: TV3 hands over prizes to GMB contestants

TV3 Network, organizers of the Ghana's Most Beautiful reality show, has officially handed over all prizes to the 2014 contestants of the Ghana's Most Beautiful reality contest. This was done at a short ceremony in Accra, and was witnessed by family members of the ten contestants, TV3 management and the media. | 26-Oct-2014 11:26

Ghana faces food insecurity challenge

A Manager of Africa Lead, Mrs Cecilia Addae has expressed the need for the country to ensure food security through storage, preservation and processing to eliminate hunger. She noted that Ghana is faced with the challenge of food insecurity, and this requires government's effort as well as contribution of stakeholders such as business concerns in the food industry Mrs Addae, Component Manager responsible for non-state actors made the call in presentation on the topic: "Re-building the African Pot" at a national celebration of 2014 World Rural Women's Day at Akrofrom in the Techiman North District of Brong-Ahafo Region. | 26-Oct-2014 07:42

CEDAW commends Ghana

The 59th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Friday commended Ghana for contributing to global efforts towards eliminating gender-based discrimination. Seasoned Ghanaians who have served CEDAW over the years include, Ms. | 26-Oct-2014 03:56

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. | 26-Oct-2014 01:14

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

Frytol adjudged Best Ghana Made Product of the Year

Frytol Cooking Vegetable Oil, a product of Wilmar Africa Limited, has been adjudged the Overall Best Ghana Made Product of the Year. The 100 percent pure vegetable oil "Fortified with Vitamin A" beat more than twenty-four shortlisted indigenous products to emerge the winner in the 2nd Ghana Made Awards last night at the Banquet Hall in Accra. | 25-Oct-2014 13:55

Ghanaian Authorities Struggle to Contain Cholera Outbreak

While the world is focused on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, cholera has sickened more than 7,000 in Ghana's capital, Accra, since breaking out this summer. Fifty-seven victims have died. | 25-Oct-2014 10:10

'Cervical cancer kills 2000 women in Ghana annually'

Dr Ernestina Naadu Mills, former First lady, on Friday said it was estimated that 6.67 million women over the age of 15 were currently at risk of developing cervical cancer in Ghana. "a each year in Ghana at least 3000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and at least 2000 women die from cervical cancer," she said. | 25-Oct-2014 10:10

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

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