The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority" to expel him.
The aroma of a wide variety of Ghanaian dishes wafted in the air as traditional drums throbbed and elegantly-robed Muslim chiefs and queens mingled with other dignitaries and the general public that had gathered for the second edition of the Inner-City Leyyah Festival held recently at the Afua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra. Held under the theme: “Bridging the Traditional and Religious Barriers”, the festival was organised by the National Commission on Culture (NCC) in
Tribeless, the new play written and directed by Kobina Ansah, will be staged on Saturday, October 21, at the CCB Auditorium, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. The four-cast play had a successful debut run at the University of Ghana in Accra last month.
The President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour, has been honoured with the Humanitarian and Leadership Award by the Ecclesiastical Bishops and Leaders Conference of Africa (EBLCA) for the various contributions he has made towards national development. According to EBLCA’s Executive Director, Prince Kofi Nyantakyi, the MUSIGA president’s award was based on his work as a national ambassador for tuberculosis and road safety as well as for being a campaigner
Writers and literary activists from Ghana, Togo, South Africa, Canada and Nigeria will converge on the Goethe-Institut in Accra from Friday, October 20, for a three-day literary festival dubbed, ‘Pagya!’ There will be readings, performances, workshops and panel discussions at the festival aimed primarily at getting more people to patronise books and good writing.
Kevin-Prince Boateng wants racist fans to be identified by video technology at stadiums. The Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder noted the Bundesliga's extensive use of VAR and goal-line technology, insisting their use should be extended to root out racist supporters.
Supra Pharma Limited, a pharmaceutical company, has donated a variety of medical consumables to the 37 Military Hospital to support the treatment of the victims of the Atomic Junction gas explosion. The items included 30 cartons of assorted infusion and ciprofloxacin injections.
Maintenance works on the Accra-Tema Motorway is progressing steadily. The contractor working on the 19-kilometre express road, which is part of National Road One (N1) Highway, is expected to be completed by the end of next month, one month ahead of schedule. The works include repairs of all potholes identified on the two sections of the road linking the capital city Accra to the harbour city Tema. The road is also part of the Trans-ECOWAS Highway.
The Chief Executive Officer of Givers Never Lack Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, Mr Edward Amankwah, has expressed worry at how cerebral palsy patients are ridiculed in the country. “My teenage son is a victim of cerebral palsy, so I equally share in the pain of cerebral palsy patients and that of their families. My son has on numerous occasions been ridiculed by many who do not understand the nature and causes of cerebral palsy,” he lamented.
The Public Relations Officer of the Certified Electrical Wiring Professionals Association of Ghana (CEWPAG), Mr Yaw Amponsah Ababio, has cautioned facility owners seeking service connection to use only certified electrical wiring professionals. “It pays to use a certified electrician to wire your facility. You are sure to be safe from electric shocks and fires if your house has been wired by a certified professional,” he said.
Officials of the Office of the Administrator-General (OAG), Presidential Estate Unit, say the unit is making arrangements to acquire asset management software to enable it to capture all procurements undertaken by the government. According to the Administrator General, Mr David Yaro, the move was to help reduce the numerous challenges encountered in providing adequate data during Presidential transition processes.
The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, launched the National Girls Iron-Folic Acid Tablet Supplementation (GIFTS) programme yesterday to provide drug supplements to women, adolescent girls and children to help reduce the prevailing high incidence of anaemia in the country. The first phase of the programme, which was launched in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, is to reach about 360,000 in-school adolescent girls and close to 600,000 out-of-school girls in four regions in the country.
The legal battle between 1,001 workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the government over the planned concession of ECG to a private entity began yesterday with the Labour Division of the Accra High Court cautioning the government over the bidding process. That was after Mr Martin Kpebu, counsel for the ECG workers, informed the court that the bidding process for the concession was still ongoing despite an interlocutory injunction filed by the workers.
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has assured Ghanaians that it will remain resolute in its quest to deepen the democratic credentials of the country. In so doing, the party has given an assurance that it will not shy away from any action that will ensure its success.