US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end. He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the comments in the first ever address by a US leader to the 54-member AU at [...] The post Obama warns African leaders appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) has appointed ace Ghanaian boxing referee, Mr. Roger Barnor as a judge for an upcoming WBA International Bantamweight title fight in East London, South Africa. The fight which is scheduled between South African’s Mzuvukile Magwaca and his counterpart from Mexico Jose Gonzales will be held on August 14, 2014. Roger Barnor would be joined on [...] The post WBA appoints Barnor for title fight appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Ghana Football Association will leave nothing to chance in its attempt to ensure that the senior national team qualifies to the next FIFA World Cup in Russia. This was disclosed by chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee, George Afriyie. He said Ghana is determined to qualify for a fourth successive World Cup after making a debut at the [...] The post Stars will leave nothing to chance – M’gmt C’ttee boss appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko Ivorian-born striker Ahmed Toure has vowed to bring down sworn rivals Hearts of Oak when they meet at the Accra Sports stadium this Sunday. The Porcupine warriors will be looking to revive their season and build on their impressive win against AshGold over the weekend. Hearts of Oak have endured an equally torrid campaign with relegation a [...] The post Kotoko’s Toure swears to bring Hearts down appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The General Manager of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Opoku Nti, has stated categorically that Accra Hearts of Oak will never be relegated from the premiership. “There is no way Hearts will go on relegation. Hearts can do anything. They can decide to score. You watch if Hearts will be relegated.” He responded to a question on whether Kotoko were determined to [...] The post Hearts will not be relegated appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Development, Ms. Sherry Ayittey on Wednesday inaugurated a 16-member committee on Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee in Accra. The committee has Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University, as the chairman, Dr. Kwame Boakye Agyei, Vice Chairman; Capt Inusah Abdul-Nasir; Prof F.K.E. Nunoo, Naval Captain Emmanuel Kwafo, COP Asante Apietu, Mr. [...] The post Marine Fisheries Advisory C’ttee inaugurated appeared first on
The Ghana Tourism Authority has launched the 2015 Emancipation Day on the theme, “Re-uniting the African family for development”. Activities to mark the occasion include, wreath laying ceremonies at the Dubois Centre, the George Padmore Library and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a release from the authority has said. “Assin Praso will also mark the occasion with a durbar and [...] The post Emancipation Day launched appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
I would have killed President John Mahama if he had gone for church service. He has brought so much hardship onto Ghanaians. And I need to rescue them. I have been to the church on four occasions. The first time I went to the church, the President was there. However, the President never showed up on three occasions when I [...] The post I wanted to kill President Mahama… ‘Assassin’ confesses and jailed 10yrs appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A 15-member steering committee tasked with the responsibility to implement the National Medicine Policy (NMP), was yesterday inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Mr. Alexender Segbefia, in Accra. The committee is chaired by Dr. Victor Asare Bampoe, Deputy Minister of Health, with the mandate to monitor the NMP which is a policy instrument of the ministry to govern the pharmaceutical [...] The post C’ttee set up on Medicine Policy appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Agricultural Sovereignty Ghana (ASG), a social movement, has urged Ghanaians to rise and reject the Plan Breeders Bill (PBB), in its current form, saying the bill when passed, would impoverish the local plant breeder as well as collapse institutions undertaking research into plant breeding. At a press conference yesterday in Accra, the convenor, Raymond Okrofu, said though Parliament had [...] The post Ghanaians urged to oppose Plant Breeders Bill appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Two business entities in the Cape Coast metropolis have been surcharged by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for illegal connection and by-passing of meters at their premises thereby depriving the company of the needed revenue. The two are Community Gardena, which is to pay GH¢13,810.60 while Nii Dodoo Boutique pays GH¢5,434.49. The management of Central Regional office of ECG [...] The post 2 business firms surcharged for illegal power connection appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The 2015 Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix saw Ghana’s representatives put up spectacular performance at the Warri Township Stadium in Delta State, Nigeria. The track and field event, which took place last Friday, saw Ghana’s Sprinter Emmanuel Dasor put up a sensational finish to win the men’s 400m race by 46.14 seconds while his compatriot Daniel Gyasi followed closely in second [...] The post Ghana excels at Warri Relays appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Black Stars may play two friendly matches in October before they start the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. October 5th and 13 have been fixed for the two matches which is most likely to be in Europe,. The Black Stars will have the FIFA international friendly match window to play in two friendly in October because they have [...] The post Stars to play 2 friendlies in oct. appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The GFA Disciplinary Committee has banned Hearts of Oak from One home-match at the Accra Stadium after being charged on two counts of misconduct. Hearts were also been fined GHc3000.00 and their supporters warned to be of good behavior in future matches. The Club has however served their home ban after the GFA Executive Committee temporarily banned the Club from [...] The post Hearts banned and fined appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Tema West Constituency, Carlos Ahenkorah has announced that the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area, Irene Naa Torshie may be his campaign manager in the 2016 election. Carlos Ahenkorah polled 503 votes to become the parliamentary candidate for the constituency in the party’s primary on Saturday. Irene Naa [...] The post ‘I need Naa Torshie’ appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The National Media Commission (NMC) has assured Ghanaians that, it would ensure judicious use of monies that would be collected from the revised TV licence fees to be rolled out next month. It, therefore, urged the public to pay the fees as funds that would be generated would benefit both the state and private owned media, training institutions and professional [...] The post ‘TV licence fees’ money will be judiciously used’ appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A parliamentary aspirant for the Korley Klottey Constituency, Nii Noi Nortey, has stated that he will resist any attempt to compel him to step down from contesting in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primary. His comment followed the suspension of the parliamentary primary in the constituency after officials of the Electoral Commission (EC), declined to conduct the poll. The EC officials [...] The post I will not step down –Nii Nortey appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The government remains committed to forging partnership with civil society organisations towards deepening democracy by implementing a variety of measures to ensure open governance in the country. The Minister of State Responsible for Public Sector Reform, Alhaji Alhassan Azong, made the remark on Thursday at a validation workshop on the 2016-2017 draft National Action Plan on Open Government Partnership (OGP) [...] The post Gov’t committed to deepening democratic tenets appeared first on
The Osu Medium Tax Office (MTO) of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has held an educational seminar for taxpayers in its jurisdiction on aspects of the tax administration, with a view to encourage voluntary compliance. The day’s seminar sought to educate participants on Self-Assessment, Withholding Tax, Rent Tax and the New Value Added Tax (VAT) ACT 870 and returns submission. Mr [...] The post Medium Tax Office schools taxpayers appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) says it will continue to focus efforts on providing support to private and public sector initiatives to grow the economies and create jobs in the sub-region. Mr Bashir Ifo, EBID President, said everything would be done to lift the people out of poverty and transform their economic situation. Evidence of this, he [...] The post EBID to focus on economic growth appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.