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Winners of Robofest competition to receive rousing welcome to Mamfe

Ghana News

This is the second time that the school has won an international competition putting Ghana’s name on a high pedestal once again, after winning the Students Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) international competition in Ukraine, last year.

Mamfe Methodist Girls High School (MEGHISS) is planning a rousing welcome for its students that won the 2019 world Robofest competition held in Michigan, USA.

File photo - Dr Ernest Yedu Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

Ghana News

Dr Addison, addressing issues on the Banking Sector reforms at the fourth CEO Summit in Accra, said the difficulties had limited the effectiveness of the receivership process and delayed its outcomes.

Dr Ernest Yedu Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has stated that poor records and non-existent data has become a major challenge to receivers of the nine collapsed banks to recover debts owed to people and institutions.

Ghana Has Solved Problem Of Basic Financial Inclusion – VP Bawumia

Ghana News

“If you have a Mobile Money (MoMo) account in Ghana you are no longer excluded from the financial system. Every user of a MoMo account can now use that account like a traditional bank account.

Most Ghanaians have over the years been excluded from basic banking services because of lack of identity, inability to produce a utility bill, or an address.

President Akufo-Addo Inspects Odaw River Dredging Works; Kaneshie Storm Drain Construction

Ghana News

Upon completion of the project, the site engineer stated that a number of recreational facilities will be constructed on the site of the Odaw River, as part of the Lower Korle Lagoon Redevelopment Project, and urged residents living around the River to desist from throwing refuse into the river, as it has made the process dredging quite difficult.

President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, inspected ongoing dredging works on the Odaw river, and the construction of a Storm Drain at Kaneshie 1st Light, in Accra.

Authorities at UEW cancel scheduled speaking engagement for Marricke K. Gane

Ghana News

“Sadly, I have been informed that the "SCHOOL AUTHORITIES" do not find the topic conducive, and as such, the Lecture has been cancelled. In my opinion - Conducive is Politically aligned.”

Authorities at the University of Education Winneba (UEW) have terminated a scheduled speaking invitation handed to Mr. Marricke K. Gane by the Department of Political Science Education and the Centre For Conflicts Human Rights and Peace Studies team at the University.

Upgrade of Nima, Maamobi into residential areas, residents express mixed feelings

Ghana News

“We are comfortable in our slums, we don’t need any upgrade and development because the government can’t give us a place of our choice.”

The government’s vision to redevelop and transform Nima and Maamobi into residential areas is likely to meet stiff opposition from the residents.

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu (5th right), the Minister of Health with Mr Pedro Despaigne Gonzalez (3rd right), the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana and some beneficiaries of the scholarship after the meeting. Picture: BENEDICT OBUOBI

Ghana News

Mr Agyemang-Manu noted that the tuition fees of close to $55,000 per student for the entire period would be funded with some locked up funds of Ghana in Cuba.

Two hundred Ghanaian students are expected to leave for Cuba this year on scholarship to begin a six-year programme in medicine.

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo. File image

Ghana News

For Christians, Most Rev.Boafo said the example of Christ who was humble and faultless even to the point of His death, ought to take away the pride, hatred, selfishness, perversion of truth, injustice, indiscipline and above all, corruption in the society for them to rather live decent and holy lives.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, has pointed out that addressing the canker of corruption in the Ghanaian society ought to begin from the church and the people within the church.

China to build $20 billion ‘Industrial City’ in Central Region

Ghana News

Mr Amoah stated that the project, when completed would be the biggest industrial park in Africa providing opportunities for investors to locate their industries in the enclave with reliable supply of energy, water, transport, among others.

Onego, an investment consulting firm based in China, has begun negotiations with some key stakeholders to establish an ultra-modern industrial city in the Central Region.

A Silhouette image of 2020 Independent Presidential Candidate Marricke K. Gane

Ghana News

Mr President, there are Mothers involved here - and they each have a heart. In case your people are not telling you sir, some questions Ghanaians are asking include:

Independent Presidential candidate, Mr. Marricke Kofi Gane, has called for the firing of COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah for having failed to provide the location of three missing girls from Takoradi in the Western Region.

Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, President of ICAG

Ghana News

According to him, the second round of election being practiced in Ghana was not the best since it “creates room for the two biggest political parties to do everything within their powers to win power”.

The Independent Candidates Association of Ghana (ICAG), a group of individuals aiming to contest various positions in the 2020 election, is advocating for a referendum to change the second round of voting where the two political parties with the highest votes get the opportunity to go head-to-head for the presidential slot.

Ms Gloria Akuffo,Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Ghana News

Dr Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney-General, filed a suit at the S.C, and contended that Mr Amidu, 66, is beyond the statutory age of employment into public service.

The Supreme Court (SC), yesterday, gave the Attorney-General (A-G) three weeks to file legal argument to justify the appointment of Alamisi Burns Kaizer Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor (SP).

Mr Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh — Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

Ghana News

The data said Ghana exported 158 tonnes of gold in 2018, about 15 per cent increase over the previous year. Ghana has thus dethroned South Africa ...

Ghana has become the largest gold producer in Africa, toppling South Africa in a recent data released by the World Bank.

Pay my maintenance expenses and that of our children; Asamoah Gyan’s wife demands. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

She further wants the court to order Gyan to pay £12,870 which is the five months’ rent arrears for her shop.

There has been a new twist in the divorce case between the captain of the Ghana national football team, Asamoah Gyan, and his estranged wife, Gifty Gyan, according to several media reports.

Joe Ghartey - Minister of Railways Development. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

"That will be the largest amount of rolling stock that are been bought in a single time since independence, arguably since 1898, because ..."

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given approval for the Ministry of Railways Development to use $230 million to purchase rolling stocks in line with the masterplan to revamp the railway sector.

Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa. File image

Ghana News

Dr Kofi A. Boateng, Ms Nellie Kemevor, Mr Obed Danquah, Mr Christiana Sillim and Mr Agyenim Boateng sued the electoral management body on the basis that it had “gone to sleep” and refused to implement Act 699, 11 years after it was passed.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has been given a 12-month extension to operationalise the law that permits Ghanaians living abroad to vote in national elections, the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA).

Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana News

The governor said the preliminary estimates showed that it would cost around GH¢700 million to clean up the MFIs.

The government has secured the funds that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) requested to be able to clean up the operations of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) and make them more solid to be able to support economic growth meaningfully, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has disclosed.

Mr Joe Ghartey - Minister of Railways Development

Ghana News

They are the China Railway Construction Engineering Limited, Frontline Consortium, China Railway Number 10 Consortium and African Global Development.

Four out of 16 firms that expressed interest in the Ghana-Burkina Faso interconnectivity railway project between the port of Tema and Ouagadougou have successfully submitted their qualification documents.

The eight, led by their chairman, Mr Charles Kormi Kudzodzi [Papavi Hogbedetor], an octogenarian were picked up in Ho on Sunday evening by a combined team of armed police and military personnel and airlifted to Accra.

Ghana News

According to the police, intelligence had gathered sufficient evidence including a constitution, national emblem and anthem prepared by the eight arrested persons and others for their supposed new country.

The police administration has explained that it arrested the eight leaders of the group agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state from Ghana because they were planning to declare independence on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education. File Image

Ghana News

A letter from the GES dated May 2, 2019 and addressed to all regional directors of education said the decision was made in consultation with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School (CHASS).

First year Senior High Students (SHS) on the Green Track System would stay home for eight weeks instead of five when they leave their respective campuses for the second semester mid-semester break next week Friday.

Upgraded Ghana Cedi notes out today

Ghana News

Embedded with new security features, the new banknotes, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) were meant to curtail counterfeiting and also introduce modern features in the currency.

The newly upgraded Ghana Cedi will be put into circulation for business across the country today.

VP Bawumia cuts sod for 1st of ‘Commander In Chief’s Sports Complex’ for Ghana Armed Forces

Ghana News

When completed in April, 2020, the GH¢20m edifice would boast among others of a FIFA standard size Football pitch, VIP Box, Media Box, Press Room, sanitary facilities, a 400m Hockey pitch,

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday 3rd May, 2019, cut sod for work to begin on a multipurpose Sports Centre for the 6 Garrison of the Ghana Armed Forces at Tamale in the Northern Region.

According to the GRA boss’ statement of claim, Bediako, during the press conference, categorically stated that he (Mr Nti) “is helping some custom officers to steal and later he promotes them”.

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has sued a social commentator for alleging that he connives with officials of the Customs Division of the GRA to steal from the state.

Professor Frimpong-Boateng — Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation

Ghana News

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng further emphasised that it was illegal to dredge, mine in rivers or use chemicals in water bodies for minerals.

The Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has inaugurated a “Galamstop” Taskforce to protect the Birim River and its tributaries in the Eastern Region from pollution.

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