ILLEGAL small-scale mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, is now on the decrease, says Dr. Tony Aubynn, Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission. He attributed the development to awareness creation and appropriate security measures put in place to curb the menace. Speaking to The Ghanaian Times in an interview in Accra, Dr. Aubynn said most ‘galamsey’ operators were now applying [...] The post ‘Galamsey’ on the decrease appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
JAVIER Balboa’s controversial second-half penalty fired hosts Equatorial Guinea on course for a 2-0 victory that put them through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Gabon. Esteban Becker’s men knew only a win at Estadio de Bata yesterday would be enough to secure their progression from Group A, and Balboa’s spot-kick put them [...] The post E. Guinea, Congo for quarters appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Accra Polytechnic has said it is prepared for the takeoff of government’s policy to convert polytechnics into technical universities which is scheduled for September 2016. Speaking at a matriculation ceremony in Accra on Saturday, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Professor Sylvester Achio, said the institution was working around the clock to address avoidable challenges in order to enable it become [...] The post Accra Poly ready for conversion into varsity appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Headmaster of the Ghanatta Senior High School Mr. Benjamin Apperkon has urged government to compensate the owners of the school’s land to prevent further encroachment on the land. According to him, out of the 140 acres of land bequeathed to the school, only 105 acres was left, while the school was still under intense pressure for more infrastructure facilities. [...] The post Ghanatta SHS wants govt’s support against encroachers appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie has insisted that the team will not be carried away by the epic win over Algeria since the ‘work’ is still not yet done. Ghana produced an improved performance to beat the tournament favourites at the death on Friday through Asamoah Gyan to revive their campaign at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. [...] The post B. Stars will not be carried away – Afriyie appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Algeria now look set to be without their deadly striker, Islam Slimani, for their crucial Group C match against Senegal in Malabo tomorrow. Slimani is still nursing a muscle injury and now looks likely to sit out against Senegal’s Teranga Lions when they clash inside the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo. The 26-year-old failed to join the Algerian team in training [...] The post Slimani doubtful for Senegal clash appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Gonjaland Youth Association (GYA) has slammed the Northern Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, over what the association’s leadership described as his ethno-political comments. The outspoken NPP Regional Chairman is noted for his incessant attacks on President John Dramani Mahama for allegedly sidelining Konkombas in his cabinet. Several interest groups including the governing [...] The post Gonjaland Youth slams NPP chairman appeared first on
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” by his side’s fourth-round exit to League One Bradford City on a day of thrilling FA Cup shocks. Chelsea squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City were beaten 2-0 at home by Championship side Middlesbrough. “It’s a disgrace for a big team to lose [...] The post Shock FA Cup exit for Chelsea, City appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has removed Nigerian national election campaign billboards after they popped up in some parts of the capital, Accra. Billboards campaigning for Goodluck Jonathan to be elected president in Nigeria have popped up in Ghana. The billboards located at the Danquah Circle and on the Accra-Tema Motorway, were erected by a group calling itself Friends of [...] The post AMA removes Nigerian billboards appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A50-year-old caterer, Patricia Ama Panford who posed as a senior police officer to defraud 500 people of GH¢900,000 under the pretext of enlisting them into the Ghana Police Service, will appear in court today. Her accomplices, Alex Bampoe and Frank Acheampong, both policemen, are at large and being sought for by the police. A fourth person, Chief Inspector Edward Kwakye, [...] The post Caterer defrauds 500 appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper Manya Krobo Constituency, Jeff Tetteh-Kavianu, has presented 15 desktop computers with accessories worth Gh35,000, to the Asesewa Senior High School, to improve the study of Information Technology (IT) in the school. The donation was to complement the school’s efforts in providing ICT training for the children in the area. The MP, who made [...] The post Asesewa SHS gets computers appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed a cooperation agreement with UNICEF to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education with a focus on early grade reading performance in Ghana over the next four years. “USAID is excited to join in partnership with UNICEF, Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to [...] The post USAID, UNICEF supports education in Ghana appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Asante-Akim South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Samuel Otchere, has appealed to Ghanaians to play by the rules, and make the district level elections, non-partisan. He says persuading voters to elect candidates on the basis of political party leanings or association is wrong and would defeat the decentralisation concept, adding that it is important [...] The post Play by the rules: NCCE urges electorate appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Gomoa West, Mr. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has urged the people to assist the government to improve their living conditions. He says the government is committed to spreading development to all communities and therefore imperative that people mobilize resources to supplement what the government offers. Mr. Aidoo-Mensah was addressing the chiefs and people of Gomoa Darmang [...] The post Gomoa West poised for development appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer for Election 2016, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given a strong indication that under his Presidency, District Chief Executives, Assembly and Unit Committee Members would be elected on the tickets of political parties. “In my view, political parties must be free to openly sponsor candidates for District Assembly elections. Also, District Chief Executives, or [...] The post Assembly election would be partisan—Akufo-Addo appeared first on The Ghanaian
The National Association of Beauticians and Hairdressers (NABH) climaxed a five-day training course in Accra with a cooking competition. Sponsored by Onga, the event saw various groups from the 10 regions competing with separate traditional recipes. Volta Region emerged as winners after acquiring 118 points and walked away with a Master Chef Burner, Onga branded cloth and other souvenirs from [...] The post Volta Region tops in cooking contest appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A TOTAL of 89, 610 households in 144 districts across the country are to benefit from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme next week. Out of the number, 69, 292 are women and 21,503 men, living in deprived communities as well as 11,643 disabled persons, 15,600 elderly persons and 2,899 orphans and vulnerable persons. The beneficiaries will be given [...] The post 89,610 to enjoy LEAP appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
GHANA’S journey to revive their fortunes at the AFCON 2015 in Equatorial Guinea starts today with a crunch tie against the Desert Foxes of Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo. The Foxes occupy the top spot of Group ‘C’ by virtue of a dominant performance that earned them a 3-1 win over South Africa and are tipped to run over [...] The post Stars dare Algeria…In no defeat, no surrender clash appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
MALI coach Henryk Kasperczak came away content with his team’s display despite their failure to hang onto a lead in their 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Cameroon on Tuesday. “We have to underline the fact that it was a very complete performance, with intensity and a good rhythm. We played quality football against a Cameroon team whose own [...] The post Mali coach praises team…For complete performance against Cameroon appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
GABON missed a chance to book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages as Group A winners, losing 1-0 to Congo on Wednesday. Jorge Costa’s men beat 2013 finalists Burkina Faso 2-0 in their tournament opener and would have moved into an unassailable lead at the summit with another three points in Bata with a win in [...] The post Congo put Gabon on sword appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.