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27th Feb 06:00

MPs To Get Offices — President

PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday assured Members of Parliament (MPs) that their age long problem of office accommodation will soon be resolved. “I am pleased that MPs would soon have decent offices from which to conduct their businesses.  The days of using our car trunks to conduct businesses will finally be a thing of the past”. The President stated [...]The post MPs To Get Offices — President appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


27th Feb 06:00

NPP Annuls Local Polls

THE National Elections Committee (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday annulled the party’s polling station, electoral area co-ordinators, and constituency elections in six constituencies. It further annulled the NPP’s Ashanti and Western regional NASARA elections. NEC directed that fresh elections should be held in all the affected areas not later than Friday, March 21, this year. A statement [...]The post NPP Annuls Local Polls appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


27th Feb 06:00

Barca Pays $18.6m To Tax Office Over Neymar

BARCELONA paid 13.55 million euros ($18.6 million) to Spanish tax authorities to cover any potential irregularities in its signing of Neymar, while maintaining its innocence of fraud charges. The Spanish champion said in a statement Monday it had paid the amount to cover any “eventual interpretations that could come out of the contracts signed relating to the transfer of Neymar. [...]The post Barca Pays $18.6m To Tax Office Over Neymar appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


27th Feb 06:00

Hearts Still Fail To Impress

COACH Mohammed Polo has failed in his bid to get a first home win as Accra Hearts of Oak were held to a goalless draw by Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs in their week 18 First Capital Plus Premier League clash at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday. A virtually empty stadium saw a beleaguered Phobian side unable to create clear scoring [...]The post Hearts Still Fail To Impress appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


27th Feb 06:00

Free e-Agriculture & Extension Platform For Farmers Unveiled

As part of the government effort in promoting productivity in the agricultural sector, the government in collaboration with the World Bank, and the West Africa Agricultural Production Program (WAAPP) has started piloting the e-agriculture and extension programme throughout the country. The e-agriculture and extension programme which is being spearheaded by an indigenous company, Prep-eez Limited, is working on expanding a [...]The post Free e-Agriculture & Extension Platform For Farmers Unveiled


26th Feb 09:13

Irate Youth Besiege Kotobabi Police Station… Accuse Police Of Colleague’s Death

An irate youth from Nima yesterday besieged the Kotobabi District Police Station in Accra and attacked police personnel on duty in connection with the death of one of the two people killed under bizarre circumstances at a drinking spot at Asylum Down in Accra on Saturday. The youth, who were riding motorbikes were said to have thrown stones the police [...]The post Irate Youth Besiege Kotobabi Police Station… Accuse Police Of Colleague’s Death appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 08:31

Free SHS In 2015/16

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday, presented the state of the Nation address to Parliament with an assurance that the government would abolish the payment of fees in public day Senior High School(SHS) by the 2015/2016 academic year. He said the only fees that would be paid at the secondary school level would be fees payable by students in the boarding [...]The post Free SHS In 2015/16 appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 08:17

Unilever Cuts Sod For New Building

Unilever Ghana, on Monday cut the sod for the construction of a GH¢1.2 building facility for employees at its factory in Tema. The building would serve as dressing rooms for 600 male and female employees, 50 shower rooms, 40 toilets (water closet) and a laundry. Other facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, a recreational centre, and a store to [...]The post Unilever Cuts Sod For New Building appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 08:10

Stanbic Schools Clients On New BoG Directives

Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited has organised a breakfast meeting for its corporate and investment clients to explain to them the new Bank of Ghana (BoG) regulations. The BoG, has introduced new foreign exchange regulations to shore up the cedi against its major foreign currencies such as the dollar. The BoG directed that all transactions should be conducted in cedis, commercial banks and [...]The post Stanbic Schools Clients On New BoG Directives appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 08:03

ESOKO Launches Helpline For Farmers

The first ever Esoko farmer Helpline call centre was on Friday, launched in Accra. The call centre available to anyone, especially, farmers who could dial 1900, on Vodafone, MTN, and Airtel at a regular call rate, to reach agricultural experts would answer whatever question they may pose. The project which was initiated by the ESOKO Company and sponsored by the [...]The post ESOKO Launches Helpline For Farmers appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 07:56

… And Unveil New Players

Accra Hearts of Oak, in a bid to strengthen their attack and keep alive the hopes of restoring phobia glory, has on Monday outdoored three strikers and an attacking midfielder with hopes of closing the gap between the league leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The players were Mustapha Abdul from Asokwa Warriors, Ezekiel Tetteh from Okwawu United, Gerald Wellington from AshantiGold [...]The post … And Unveil New Players appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 07:52

More Shops Offer Gh-Link Hybrid POS

More than 25 shopping centres within Accra and Tema have deployed gh-link hybrid point of sales (POS) terminals to enable the public to use their local ATM cards to shop at these locations. The drive forms part of efforts to increase the use of non-cash based systems of payments as Ghana strides to migrate into a cash-lite economy. Some of [...]The post More Shops Offer Gh-Link Hybrid POS appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 07:29

‘I Am Not Your Co-Equal’

President John Mahama got the entire Pariament bursting out with laughter on Tuesday when he, in jest, told heckling MPs: “Herr! Order. I’m not your co-equal”. After gales of laughter reverberated through the Chamber, the President added jovially: “Who said ‘tweaa’?” The President yo-yoed between jokes and real business as he presented his second State-of-the-Nation Address to the House. ‘Tweaa’ [...]The post ‘I Am Not Your Co-Equal’ appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 07:21

Ali’s Fight That Shook The World … 50 Years Ago Yesterday

It is 50 years to the day since a boxing match changed the course of history. Half a century exactly from the night a brash kid named Cassius Clay beat a terrifying brute of a man called Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title and in so doing challenged America to confront its own dark reality. “I shook up the [...]The post Ali’s Fight That Shook The World … 50 Years Ago Yesterday appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


26th Feb 07:16

Israel-Ghana Innovative Agribusiness Seminar Slated For March 3

An Israel-Ghana Agricultural Business Opportunities Seminar, aimed at exploring trade and investment opportunities in the agricultural sector in Ghana and potential future collaborations between Ghana and Israel, will take place in Accra on March 3, 2014. The seminar is part of activities marking the official visit of the Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Shamir, together with an [...]The post Israel-Ghana Innovative Agribusiness Seminar Slated For March 3 appeared first


26th Feb 07:11

Pres. Flaunts Local Shoes In Parliament

President John Dramani Mahama has demonstrated his call on Ghanaians to patronise Made-in-Ghana products by flaunting a pair of locally made shoes he was wearing to Members of Parliament. Delivering his State-of-the Nation Address in Parliament yesterday, the President bemoaned the lack of appreciation of Made-in-Ghana goods and the over-reliance on foreign imports. According to him, local investors in the [...]The post Pres. Flaunts Local Shoes In Parliament appeared first on The Ghanaian Times


25th Feb 10:14

27 Water Firms Closed .. For Producing Sachet Water Without Permit

Twenty seven Sachet Water producing companies in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern Region have been closed down by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for operating without permit. The Northern Regional Officer of the FDA Mr. Sylvester Oteng Kyei in an interview with The Ghanaian Times yesterday said the affected companies who were also operating illegally had failed to [...]The post 27 Water Firms Closed .. For Producing Sachet Water Without Permit appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


25th Feb 09:46

Stars’ Defender For Slovekian Club

Black Stars general captain John Mensah has finally signed up with Slovakian club FC NITRA since ending his loan spell at former club Stade Rennes due to persistent injury problems. The 31-year-old who has played only seven games since the 2011/12 season by his free agent status has decided to revive his career by ignoring offers from the Czech Republic [...]The post Stars’ Defender For Slovekian Club appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


25th Feb 09:39

GNAT Raises The Red Flag

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has threatened “labour unrest”, if the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service implement the new policy of transferring teachers to rural areas, without appropriate compensation. The policy, teacher rationalisation, is expected to ensure the equitable distribution of teachers in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. However, GNAT, in a statement signed and [...]The post GNAT Raises The Red Flag appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.


25th Feb 09:35

EOCO Monitors Compliance Of BoG’s Directive On Dollarisation

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) Task force on the ban on foreign currency transactions, has begun a nationwide monitoring of the adherence of the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) recent directives a the pricing of goods and services in foreign currencies. Members of the team yesterday visited a number of business organisations in Accra and no violations of the [...]The post EOCO Monitors Compliance Of BoG’s Directive On Dollarisation appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.

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