NewsDon't politicise fight against corruption - Palmer-Buckle
Government must not politicise the fight against corruption and must do everything within its powers to curb the rising menace, Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle has advised.
Topix.net | 21-Nov-2014 12:10
Ghanaian oil workers 400 percent worst off
Ghanaian local oil workers were the least paid in the world only second to their Sudanese counterparts who take about 11 per cent less on an average in 2013 and 2014, according to a research conducted by Hays, the global oil and gas recruitment experts. Importantly however, Hays affirms a 222 per cent disparity between what expatriates and locals take in Sudan while it says a 379.5 per cent disparity pertained in Ghana.
Topix.net | 21-Nov-2014 11:10
I am devastated by Miss Honduras' murder - " Miss Ghana
Miss Ghana 2013, Nadia Ntanu has expressed shock at the murder of Miss Honduras 2014, Maria Jose Alvarado. Maria, who had been due to compete in the upcoming Miss World contest in London in December, was murdered together with her sister, Sofia Trinidad.
Topix.net | 21-Nov-2014 10:11
Ghana will work again - " Kwaku Baako
Malik Kwaku Baako, Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has breathed life into an anti-corruption cause being championed by the Occupy Ghana Movement, declaring "Ghana will work again". Admittedly, corruption is as old as Adam, he said, but quickly warned that does not warrant that it should be tolerated in the society.
Topix.net | 21-Nov-2014 06:01
Kumasi Airport to begin night flights in December
Kumasi Airport will from December this year begin operating night flights, Executive Director of the Ghana Airport Company, Charles Asare, has announced. According to him, administrators of the airport are working around the clock to undertake some maintenance, expanding the arrival hall, places of convenience, safety on runway and security systems.
Topix.net | 21-Nov-2014 03:56
'Corruption keeping intelligent people from politics'
Politics is now business in Ghana, and has indirectly side-lined persons with intelligence and ability to govern, and replaced with substandard leaders, a professor of law, Prof. H. Kwasi Prempeh has suggested.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 23:52
Maersk makes major port investment in Ghana
In a joint venture with Meridian Port Services, APM Terminals will invest over 1 billion dollars into the Ghanaian port. Since 2007, APM Terminals, Boller Africa Logistics and the local harbour authorities have invested 145 million dollars into the venture.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 21:52
Ebola Prevention: Ghana is on track - " Deputy Health Minister
A Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Victor Bampoe, says the fight to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from breaking out in Ghana will continue unabated. He said stakeholders will continue to work on prevention measures though Ghana is yet to record a case of the disease.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 19:41
Report: Dark path in solving Ghana's electricity crisis
The screeching sounds of electric generators engulf the tiptoe lane in Kwame Nkrumah Circle, one of Accra's busiest business hubs. It's a typical working day when the business hub and surrounding communities are experiencing their turn of load rationing by the Electricity Company of Ghana .
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 17:41
"I'll dance to Adult Music again" - Sonnie Badu
Celebrated gospel musician Sonnie Badu is ready to dance to Kwabena Kwabena's Adult music again, but this time at home with his wife. Sonnie came under a lot of backlash three months ago when he danced to the popular sensual song composed by circular music genius Kwabena Kwabena and dancehall mastermind Samini on his wedding day as he and his beautiful wife Ann-Marie Davis had their first couple's dance.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 13:36
Voting rules set for GHAMRO election
The Receiver-Managers of the Ghana Music Rights Organization on Wednesday, 12th November, 2014, held a general meeting with all contestants of the forth coming GHAMRO board elections to discuss the criteria for contesting and voting. The meeting was very unifying and cordial.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 09:26
Ghana Civil Society Actors holds dialogue on IMF bailout
The National Civil Society actors have held a forum on the international Monetary Fund IMF) bailout hears in Accra under the theme Facilitating national dialogue and advocating for effective implementation of IMF bailout for Ghana. The forum seeks to promote public awareness and inclusiveness in the bailout discussions between Ghana of Ghana and IMF to arrive at common positions on the key issues for the benefit of Ghanaians.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 09:26
Terkper outlines challenges to Ghana's economy
In spite of the economic successes it has chalked, the Government's resolve at rebalancing the Budget came under severely test when the economy encountered significant shocks in 2013, many of which continued into the 2014 fiscal year. Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, made the observation during his presentation of the 2015 Budget Statement to Parliament in Accra on Wednesday.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 07:22
Grand Sales 2014 Co-Locating with made in Ghana Fair Launches
The minister for trade and industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah has launched the Grand Sales 2014 Co-locating with made in Ghana fair at the Ghana International trade fair center la-Accra. The theme for the event title "Bringing buyers and sellers together "as a consumer fair aims at boosting both internal and international trade especially to promote Ghana's exports and to create employment.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 06:17
'Hiplife musicians do not consult' - Gyedu Blay Ambolley
Gyedu Blay Ambolley has heavily criticize and express his displeasure about the current trend of hiplife music in Ghana saying most musicians nowadays do not consult. The ace rapper sounded worried about the current state of hiplife music in Ghana and announced his discontentment in an exclusive interview with Dj Sly on Ark Fm in Sunyani over the weekend.
Topix.net | 20-Nov-2014 01:59
Ghana 3 - 1 Togo: Black Stars Qualify For 2015 AFCON
Ghana's Black Stars have qualified for the 2015 African Cup of Nations to be staged in Equatorial Guinea early next year. The Blacks Stars beat Togo 3 - 1 at the Tamale Stadium Wednesday afteroon to top Group D with 11 points.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 21:48
French Government honours Ghanaian citizen
The Government of France has conferred on a Ghanaian citizen Emmanuel Akwasi Owusu, Chevalier de L'ordre du Merite Agricole . This is one of that country's prestigious awards given to outstanding French citizens in their various fields of endeavours.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 20:43
Cedi case returns to Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the substantive case in which a lawyer and banking lecturer, John Ephraim Baiden, is asking the court to order the central bank to stabilise the local currency after bouts of massive depreciation against major currencies. Mr. Baiden in March this year filed the case at the country's apex court, seeking among others a declaration that "upon a true and proper interpretation of Article 183 of the 1992 Constitution and Bank of Ghana Act 2002, Section 4 , the Bank of Ghana has neither promoted nor maintained a stable currency for the Republic of Ghana".
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 16:41
Lauryn Hill Set For Afro-Beats Festival 2014 On December 14
Events Company and record label, BBnZ Live, has officially launched the 2014 edition of 'The Big Weekend Afro-Beats Festival'-a three-day beer, music and dance festival scheduled for December 12, 13 and 14 at the Independence Square in Accra. The Big Weekend Afro-Beats Festival 2014, with Accra Breweries Limited as headline sponsor, was launched at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, where it was officially confirmed that American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and actress Ms.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 12:31
Adom TV's Nana Yaa Brefo: I want to be Ghana's Oprah
In a matter of 10 seconds as she sat speaking to me, she sterilized a pretty popular perception that a strong local language proficiency translates into an English language deficiency. She used the language fluently - as mindlessly as practiced crocheting or much like lawyer Ken Attafuah if you like -except of course without the law degree.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 12:31
Rabiu Mohammed Pledges $2000 To Support Surgery of Injured Kotoko Striker Larbi Koomson
Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed has pledged to donate $2000 to aid the surgery of crocked Kotoko striker Larbi Kooomson, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm. Koomson has been ruled out for at least eight months after suffering a horrible knee injury during training last month.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 12:31
Ghana water blows 1.5m
Ghana Water Company Limited is set to blow a whooping a 950,000 on the repair of faulty filters the company's Weija Adam Clark Plant after it spent some a 600,000 for similar repairs of other filters in March 2013. Workers have raised concerns at the rate at which the filters breakdown and the amount of money the company annually pays to a foreign company, Messer's Ballast Nedam to have them repaired.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 11:26
Ghana play South Africa in International Polo on Nov. 22
Ghana will play South Africa in their annual Polo Championship at the Accra Polo Grounds on Saturday, November 22. Kwakye Dopua-Dei, Captain of the Accra Polo Club who announced this in Accra on Monday, said the game christened ''South Africa Airways Polo Shield'' forms part of activities marking the 80th Anniversary celebration of the airline. He said that last year, Ghana lost to the South Africans and that his team was ready and well psyched to avenge their defeat on Saturday.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 11:26
Ghanaians are killing themselves not gov't
A former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central Constituency of the Greater Accra Region during former President Rawlings' regime, Mr. Ishmail Bawa says the claims that government is killing Ghanaians are false, saying, Ghanaians are killing themselves. download Mr. Bawa contested for the position of Vice Chairman within the National Democratic Congress in the Greater Accra Region made this revelation on Rainbow Radio International when he was hosted by Kwaku Owusu Frimpong in London.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 07:16
Power losses: Appliances on standby costs GHA 162m annually
Electricity appliances that are left in standby mode in our homes account for 13% of household electricity consumption that is lost, a new survey by the Gramax Energy Group has revealed. The survey, which covered fifteen households across the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana, found that the 13% of household electricity consumption that are lost on standby power amounts to 420GWh of the 3,228GWh of electricity spent on residential electricity annually.
Topix.net | 19-Nov-2014 02:55
Veep Calls For More Economic Cooperation Between Ghana And Japan
The Vice President Amissah-Arthur has lauded the existing relations between Ghana and Japan which has grown from strength to strength in the area of economic cooperation and friendship over the years. Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this when the Japanese Ambassador Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura Yoshimura called on him to introduce himself as Japan's new Ambassador to Ghana, at the Flagstaff in Accra on Tuesday At the Flagstaff house in Accra.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 22:44
"We're yet to confirm nationality of busted cocaine lady"
Ghana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom , H.E Victor Smith says the alleged Ghanaian lady arrested at the Heathrow Airport last Monday for possessing 12.5kg of cocaine is yet to be properly identified as a Ghanaian. According to him, the information from the British Police and Ghana's Immigration authorities tells of one lady with two different national passports; thus, his officers will find out on Tuesday the true identity of the said Nayele Ametefe.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 19:33
Miss Ghana Leaves For Miss World Tonight
Miss Ghana 2013, Nadia Ntanu will leave Accra today Tuesday the 18th of November 2014, for the finals of the Miss World pageant in the United Kingdom. While in the UK, and before moving into camp, she will pay a courtesy call on Ghana's High Commission on Wednesday the 19th of November.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 18:27
Avram Grant in town to watch Ghana-Togo clash
Former Israel national team coach Avraham Grant is in Accra and is likely to travel to Tamale to watch the Ghana-Togo Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday, November 19, the Ghana Football Association President has said. Kwesi Nyantakyi disclosed this to Michael Oti Adjei of TV3's Talk Sports fame after the Black Stars' 0-1 loss to Uganda last Saturday.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 17:25
2014 Ghana Tertiary Awards Nominees List Out
Organisers of the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2014 have revealed the full list of nominees vying for honours on 10th January 2015 at the La Palm Beach Hotel. Organisers of the award scheme, Youth Web Entertainment hope by rewarding folks who have impacted society, it will serve as a morale booster as well as serve as a catalyst of inspiration for others to get on board.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 16:23
Ghanaians must act together to change economy - Duffuor
The Institute for Fiscal Studies was officially launched at a press conference in Accra on Monday with a call on Ghanaians to act together to change the country's economic situation. Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Founder and President of the Institute, said the time had come for all Ghanaians to bring their collective experiences to bear on finding solutions to the fiscal and macroeconomic management challenges.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 16:23
Parliament must apologise to Ghanaians - GCPP
The Great Consolidated Popular Party has described the purchase of Chinese-made furniture instead of Ghanaian quality wood furniture to refurbish Parliament as a big let-down to Ghanaians. According to the GCPP, the refusal to reverse the "import at all cost practise" would continue to push Ghanaians into economic hardship and unemployment.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 16:23
Ayensu Starch Factory workers lay down tools
Workers of the Ayensu Starch Factory at Bawjiase in the Central Region have embarked on a sit-down strike to demand better remuneration. One of the aggrieved workers told Accra-based Citi FM that management had failed to listen to their pleas for better remuneration.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 14:00
Kacey Moore of BBA Says He Was Jealous of Edris Kissing Ellah
Ghana's evicted Big Brother Hotshots rep, Kacey Moore on Friday morning faced the Ghanaian press at a conference in Accra to answer questions on his stay in the Big Brother House and other matters arising. Answering questions from his teary moments to his 'unusual' relationship with Ellah, Kacey said that he was happy with his Big Brother stint because he was able to send his message across.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 09:45
Trade and Industry Ministry pushes for more local content
The Trade and Industry Ministry is advocating an extension of scope for the local content policy to cover sectors of the economy where total foreign ownership is allowed by law. The interest of locals in the mining, oil and gas sectors are adequately catered for under the local content policy.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 05:36
Mahama calls for socio- economic partnership
President John Dramani Mahama at the weekend advocated the building of synergies and partnerships between government and development partners to achieve the socio-economic development of Ghana. President Mahama made the recommendation, when he inaugurated the Okpoti School Complex buildings at Dansoman in Ablekuma West Constituency of Greater Accra Region.
Topix.net | 18-Nov-2014 01:25
Yvonne Okoro and Efya Unveiled As Ambassadors For Head of State Awards
Versatile Ghanaian Actress and Producer, Yvonne Okoro and Singer Efya Awindor were last Friday November 14, 2014 unveiled as a brand Ambassadors for the Head of State Awards Scheme Ghana at a cocktail reception at the Artist Alliance gallery in Accra. The two young and talented celebrities will use their positions to advocate and serve as role models to young Ghanaians who enroll and participate in the Program.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 21:16
Plot to assassinate Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi uncovered
A plot to assassinate Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi and one of his close allies on the federation's board George Afriyie has been uncovered as killing operation is close to being carried out, a newspaper in the country has reported. The local newspaper The Illuminator reported on Monday that an ex-convict from the Kumasi Prison is among called Mr Lawson is among the six people who were contracted in Elubo to carry out the killings.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 17:01
Oil Producing Ghana Must Avoid The Pitfalls Of Nigeria
The discovery of large oil and gas deposits in most non-oil producing countries along the coast of West Africa has a potential of making the region a hub of economic activities thereby improving its fortunes. The significance of petroleum in global energy consumption and the possibility of a hydrocarbon rich future brings great expectation of economic resurgence for these emerging oil and gas producing nations.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 16:01
Bawumia Wows NPP Uk Get-Together
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-Presidential Candidate for the New Patriotic Party for the 2016 elections, enjoyed a loudly enthusiastic reception at this year's dinner/dance of NPP UK. Dr Bawumia, together with an impressive delegation from the NPP mother party in Ghana, was guest of honour at the event on Friday 14 November in north London.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 11:46
Angry Tabora, Odorkor residents destroy ECG properties
Residents of some suburbs in Accra have been on rampage blocking roads and destroying properties owned by the Electricity Corporation of Ghana over the persistent power cuts in their neighbourhood. First it was residents from Lapaz-Tabora, who on Sunday afternoon blocked roads and destroyed properties at the Kwashieman power station.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 07:41
About Ghana and for Ghana - " Dr Wereko-Brobby writes
Since Parliament has still not made up its mind as to what should constitute the statutory public holidays for this country, I wish to make a special plea for the inclusion of November 19, to be called the National Pluralism Day, to commemorate the historic moment of 1300 hours Ghana Mean Time Saturday 19 November 1994, when we broke the chains of bondage of state-management and control of the airwaves for the first time.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 04:32
Accra Is Ghana And Ghana Is Accra?
Kwabena Fosu-Mensah argues against the 'you have to be in Accra to matter' mentality and illustrates it with one recent example. From the day Accra became the capital of Ghana in 1877, the city has become Ghana and nothing appears to have changed that mentality in the real sense of the word in spite of the much-touted decentralisation policy of various Ghana governments.
Topix.net | 17-Nov-2014 02:27
Did Juliet Ibrahim Wear Fake Hip Pad To 4syte Music Awards?
Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim was one of the many celebrities who gave out awards at the just ended MTN 4syte Music Video Awards held at the Accra International Conference Center. The Beautiful actress was on stage with her colleague Kisa Gbekle to present an award won by Sarkodie.
Topix.net | 16-Nov-2014 22:27
Robber shot dead
A 35- year- old Fulani suspected armed robber, has been shot dead by the Yeji police, in an exchange of gun fire on the Yeji high way. Superintendent Alhaji Maama Arhin, Brong Ahafo Regional Crime Officer of Ghana Police Service told Ghana News Agency in Sunyani that two of the robbers have been arrested and are in police custody assisting investigations.
Topix.net | 16-Nov-2014 18:23
"Naked corruption" with impunity killing Ghana - " Catholic Bishops
Present-day Ghana is "openly and pervasively corrupt," the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference encapsulated about the level of corruption in the West African country in their communiquA©. According to the bishops, the "twin-evil of bribery and corruption in Ghana" continue to ravage every fabric of the Ghanaian society, and that is worrying.
Topix.net | 16-Nov-2014 14:03