The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing , Dr. Kwaku Agyemang–Mensah, has condemned illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, saying it should not be allowed to override the national interest. He urged chiefs, district security committees (DISEC) and regional security councils (REGSEC) to team up and protect water bodies and the environment against illegal mining. “Galamasey is wrong, it’s [...] The post Minister condemns ‘galamsey’ appeared first on The Ghanaian Ti
The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC. They said water levels reached unprecedented levels at four locations in northern India. The highest record was in Patna, the state capital of Bihar where flood waters reached 50.52m (166ft) on August 26, up from 50.27m in 1994. Floods across India this [...] The post Indian Ganges floods break records appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Serena Williams is ‘pain-free’ as she begins her bid to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title at the US Open, according to the American’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams pulled out of a tournament in Cincinnati last week with a shoulder problem that had also hampered her at the Olympics earlier this month. The world number one faces Russia’s Ekaterina [...] The post Serena faces Russian at US Open appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Residents of 18 communities in the Nadowli-Kaleo District and Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region who hitherto have to travel several kilometres in order to access potable water will no longer struggles. Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu of TRB Foundation, has constructing boreholes to serve these communities which were not only underserved, but also deprived and detached from their district capitals. [...] The post TRB Foundation provides boreholes for 18 communities appeared first on The Ghanaian Time
ACCORDING to UK media, Fulham have pulled out of the race to sign Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan on loan due to his high wages. The English Championship side, Fulham, last week expressed interest in signing the former Sunderland forward on loan. It is understood Gyan would welcome the opportunity to play under Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic. But his sizeable wage [...] The post Fulham can’t afford Gyan wages appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Life was never going to be easy for Aston Villa and Jordan Ayew down in the Championship, although no one expected it would be quite this hard. Roberto Di Matteo’s side made purchases during the transfer window as they look to secure an immediate return to the Premier League, but the fallen giants appear no closer to finding the right [...] The post More misery for Jordan, Villa appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Wa All Stars stretched the lead after defeating visiting Dreams FC 3-1 at the Wa Park in their Ghana Premier League (GPL) week 27 match played yesterday. Winger Emmanuel Ocran was the architect of all three goals scored by the leaders as he scored twice from the spot before adding another with a superb strike. Youngster Ben Nash Quansah pulled [...] The post All Stars stretches lead … Kotoko draws, Hearts falls appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Samson Siasia, who coached Nigeria’s men’s football team to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, is quitting the game in his country because of what he describes as “a disrespectful system”. Siasia, the most decorated African football coach at the Olympics having also won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, claims to have gone unpaid for five months [...] The post Bronze-winning Nigeria coach Siasia quits appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
“Mr. K” on Saturday won the last race of the first Homowo Challenge Cup meeting. It did so over main rival ‘General Salute’. Before the Division came under the starter’s orders in a seven furlong sprint race, many of the punters were of the opinion that “General Salute” would repeat its win over “Mr. K”. However, this time, the Handicap [...] The post Horse-racing:’Mr. K’ wins Homowo Cup appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The present weather conditions hold promise of great success for fishermen along coastal parts of Ghana. Coastal areas of the country are presently experiencing very cold weather, which is often accompanied with light drizzling. Mr. Tettey Portuphy, senior meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview, that the present weather conditions has [...] The post Meteo predicts bumper fish catch appeared first on The Ghanaian
The Chamber of Pharmacy has advocated the exemption of tax on imported medicines into the country to help reduce the prizes of medicines by 30 per cent. The group said Ghana used only 30 per cent of locally manufactured medicines, while 70 per cent were imported, adding that high taxes on imported medicines would make drugs expensive. The chairman of [...] The post Pharmacists advocate tax exemption on imported medicines appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) will from August 29 to November 30, roll out series of activities to educate Ghanaians on their role in promoting peace before, during and after the 2016 elections. The activities, which include engagement with political party activists in 45 selected districts nationwide, formed part of the Commission’s commitment to educating the electorate to [...] The post NCCE moves to ensure peaceful elections appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The National Inland Canoe Fishermen Council (NICFC) has expressed its appreciation to the Government for the “numerous interventions” put in place to enhance the fishing industry in the country. The NICFC is the umbrella body of Inland fishermen covering 32 districts in five regions of the country with membership strength of more than 85,000. In a communiqué issued at the [...] The post Govt lauded for assisting fishermen appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A 30-year-old woman, Mary Kaba, who allegedly mixed dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, with local gin, for sale to the public, is in the custody of the Adabraka police in Accra. The Adabraka District Police Commander Superintendent Kwesi Ofori told The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday that the complainants in the case are police officers. He said on [...] The post Woman arrested for selling ‘Akpeteshie’ laced with ‘wee’ appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The La Magistrate court, on Monday convicted 22 persons to a total fine of GH¢3,360.00 for openly defecating, dumping and burning refuse at unauthorised sites. The offenders, who pleaded guilty, were arrested by a combined team of personnel from the Environmental Health Department, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) and the La police, during a routine inspection, a week ago. Areas [...] The post 22 convicted for open defecation appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The acting Director of the Department of Gender, under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Mrs. Comfort Asare, has urged stakeholders to make gender equality and equity their priority, to help reduce poverty in the country. She asked stakeholders to endeavour to put in place strategies to address the barriers on gender equality and equity. Dr. Asare [...] The post Workshop on gender policy organised in Accra appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS) of public health facilities across the country have for the past four days withdrawn all laboratory and blood banking services. Their ongoing strike is to compel the Ministry of Health (MOH) to launch and implement the National Health Laboratory Policy, the National Accreditation Policy and the National Health Laboratory Strategic Plan document. [...] The post Biomedical Laboratory Scientists withdraw services appeared first on The
Access to potable water has significantly improved at Kwamoano, Amarkrom and Nyinabontoa in the Hemang Lower Denkyira District of the Central Region since the completion of a water supply system for the three communities a year ago. The GH¢921,000 water system is under the 75 million-dollar Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (SRWSP) funded in six regions by the government [...] The post Water supply to Hemang Lower Denkyira improves appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Atlantic (ATL) FM, based at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region has been shortlisted for a World Quality Commitment Award in the Gold Category in Paris, France, for its contribution in terms of leadership, quality, innovation and excellence. The award ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016 is an annual event organised by Business Initiative Directions (BID), [...] The post Atlantic FM shortlisted for World Quality Gold Award appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Ghana’s wood product exports in the first five months of 2016 yielded €18.7 million from a volume of 33,348 cubic metres, representing increases of 37 per cent in value and 23 per cent in volume compared to exports in May 2015. According to an International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) report, teak, rosewood, wawa, papao/apa and ceiba were top species exported. [...] The post Wood product exports value up by 37% in May appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.