The Tema Metropolitan Private Health Providers Association (TMPHPA), in partnership with the Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate, has organized an adolescent health development programme for students of Our Lady of Mercy Senior High School (OLAM) in Tema. The programme was aimed at sensitizing the participants on the dangers of pre-marital sex and sexually-transmitted diseases. The President of TMPHPA, Dr. T.K Caiquo, [...] The post Students of Our Lady of Mercy SHS schooled on pre-marital sex appeared
A total of 347 Junior High School (JHS) girls from 15 selected schools in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region, have received sanitary pads to help keep them comfortable during their menstrual periods. The girls, beneficiaries of the Girls Participatory Approaches to Students’ Success (G-PASS) scholarship, also received other items such as school bags, school uniforms, pairs of [...] The post JHS girls in Lambussie-Karni receive sanitary pads appeared first on The Ghanaian Tim
Sonrise, a private Senior High School at Ho, has held its seventh graduation for a batch of finalists, with a call on government to review the policy of placing students with aggregates up to 42 through the centralised computerised system. Mr Joseph Dzamesi, Administrator, said the policy left privately owned schools struggling to fill their schools, and suggested that government [...] The post Government urged to review yardstick for placement in SHS appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
There seems to be no end in sight for the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) crisis, as a youth group affiliated to the party in the Upper West Region has threatened to initiate impeachment procedures against its regional executives, if they attempt to remove the national chairman, Paul Afoko, and the general secretary, Kwabena Agyepong. The group calling itself, the [...] The post Youth group opposes removal of Afoko, Agyepong appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The 2012 flagbearer of the Great Consolidated People’s Party (GCPP), Dr. Herbert Henry Lartey, has described as “unfortunate and disgraceful” current happenings in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to him, political parties in the country should be matured enough to tolerate intra-party criticism and wondered why a party that wants the mandate of the people would be fighting [...] The post GCPP condemns NPP crisis appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A large crowd of mourners from all walks of life thronged the forecourt of the State House in Accra yesterday, to pay their last respects to the late Mrs. Theodosia Okoh, the designer of the country’s National Flag. The mourners, in black attire, defied early showers to catch a glimpse of the remains of the 92- year-old national icon, before [...] The post Nation bids goodbye to Theodosia Okoh appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A bankroller of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ken Ofori-Atta, has taken over the responsibility of repaying a two-million Ghana Cedi loan facility the party obtained from the Prudential Bank to finance its 2012 general electioneering campaign. In a statement issued yesterday, Mr. Ofori-Atta who is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Data Bank, said the loan was [...] The post I will pay NPP’s GH¢2 million debt –Ken Ofori-Atta appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a public hearing on the proposed Takoradi Mall Limited (TML), a shopping mall, to be constructed near the Jubilee Park at West Tanokrom, Takoradi. The EPA hearing is part of the requirements for obtaining an Environmental Permit for the proposed mall, in line with Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (L1 1652) and also discuss [...] The post Public hearing held on proposed T’di mall appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso has advised the Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, to consider the threat by militant group Boko Haram as a sub-regional matter in order to find a solution to the problem. He said tackling and defeating the militant group, would be a difficult task and, therefore, making [...] The post Boko Haram poses threat to sub-region appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The amendment bans information about the deaths of Russian forces “during special operations” in peacetime. The Kremlin has consistently denied sending regular troops and armour to help rebels in eastern Ukraine. But a new report from the US says Russia has been [...] The post Putin makes troop deaths state secret appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The United States Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams. Prosecutors said suspects used fake passports to trick administrators into allowing people other than legitimate test takers to sit the exams. The scheme took place between 2011 and 2015 mostly in Western Pennsylvania, authorities said. Those charged could [...] The post US charges 15 Chinese in exam scam appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The European Union has suspended its election monitoring mission in Burundi where President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a third term next month. The decision was taken because of restrictions on the media, excessive force against demonstrators and a climate of intimidation, it said. It comes as the Catholic Church said it would no longer help organise the elections amid the [...] The post EU withdraws poll observers in Burundi’s elections appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, South Africa’s police minister has said. Nathi Nhleko said that the upgrades, including a pool costing almost 4m rand ($328,000; £215,000) were in fact security features. Last year an independent inquiry found the president had “unduly benefited” from the upgrades. The president [...] The post Zuma ‘will not have to repay’ money spent on residence appeared first on
The Greater Accra Regional Police Command yesterday beefed up security at the premises of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) headquarters following clashes between two rival private security groups. It all started a few minutes to noon, when a group made up of about 30 macho men attempted to stormed the premises and forcibly take over the guard duties. But they [...] The post Police beef up security at NPP Headquarters appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
ABOUT 50 world leaders, including Ghana’s President John Mahama, are attending the historic event of the swearing-in ceremony of Nigerian President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, which takes place at the Eagle Square, Abuja today. General Muhammadu Buhari defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in that country’s presidential elections on March 28. The 72-year-old former military ruler, is the first opposition candidate to win [...] The post 50 leaders for Buhari’s inauguration appeared first
A court in Kenya has ordered a hospital to pay $48,000 (£31,000) to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant procedure. The woman said that she had the implant because she and her husband already had two children and did not want more, and was told that it would prevent her getting pregnant for three years. The [...] The post Kenyan Hospital ordered to pay for failed birth control appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed sadness and deep worry over happenings in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the death of Alhaji Adams Mahama, Upper East regional chairman of the party, about two weeks ago. A statement issued and copied The Ghanaian Times by Frank Agyekum, special aide to the former President said Mr. Kufuor, who has been [...] The post Kufuor bemoans crisis in NPP appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
REHABILITATION works on the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku in the Eastern Region, are expected to be completed in November, a month beyond the scheduled date. Engineers working on the project say work is 76 per cent complete, and about 80 per cent operating within its contract sum of 12.9 million Euros. Dr. Paul Herrmann, the Project Manager, told members of [...] The post Adomi Bridge repairs to be ready, November appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Ghana needs revolutionary entrepreneurs and “crazy” leaders to turn the country’s economic fortunes round. “Ghana needs crazy leaders, who without fear, are willing to take those bold decisions that could make them unpopular, knowing that they have taken a decision in the interest of our country,” Mr. Mike Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer of BEIGE Capital has said. Speaking at a [...] The post Ghana needs revolutionary enterpreneurs — CEO BEIGE Capital appeared first on The Ghanaian
ABii National Savings and Loans, in collaboration with Lendahand of the Netherlands, has organised a training seminar for its SME customers in Accra. It sought to bring together SME customers of the company and adequately equip them with some essential business tools, as well as assist them with adequate capacity to build and grow their businesses. The training brought together [...] The post ABii National trains SME clients appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.