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  • Barclays Bank Ghana posts GH¢386m in profits in 2017

    March 29, 2018 2:02 PM 381

    Barclays Bank Ghana is confident of sustaining its profits and contribution to the new ABSA brand from this year onwards. The Bank’s optimism is premised on its performance for last year (2017) where it recorded a profit after tax of 386.17 million cedis. The Finance Director at Barclays Bank Ghana, Antoinette Kwofie disclosed this plan when she engaged

  • Microsoft donates computers to ‘blackboard’ ICT Teacher’s school

    March 29, 2018 12:53 PM 112

    Pupils of the Betenase M/A Junior High School (JHS) in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region will no longer have to learn Information Communication Technology (ICT) primarily from the chalkboard following an intervention by technology giant, Microsoft. The school gained the attention of a number of organizations after a picture of an ICT teacher

  • U/E to get database on vulnerable people

    March 29, 2018 12:22 PM 29

    The Upper East Region will soon have a register of all vulnerable groups and households to guide the execution of government social intervention programmes. The ongoing household data collection under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) targets over two hundred thousand households in the region, with a population of over One Hundred

  • Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

    March 29, 2018 9:46 AM 30

    Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi

  • TB cases decline in Assin Central Municipality

    March 29, 2018 8:14 AM 30

    The Assin Central Municipality in the Central Region recorded a drastic reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases from 74 in 2016 to 56 in 2017. Mrs Admire Owusu, the Assin Central Municipal Disease Control Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of a durbar to mark the World TB Day in Assin Fosu. She said the substantial

  • Stonebwoy, Cassper Nyovest record joint track

    March 29, 2018 7:39 AM 120

    Ghanaian dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has teamed up with South African heavyweight rapper, Cassper Nyovest on a new song. Both Cassper Nyovest and Stonebwoy made this announcement via posts on the social media handles. “Made a smash hit last night,” Stonebwoy wrote on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. This comes few days after Cassper had publicly chosen

  • Amewu condemns police assault on journalist at CID Headquarters

    March 29, 2018 6:02 AM 25

    Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, on Wednesday visited a member of his Ministry’s press corps, Latif Iddris of Joy News, one of the Multimedia Group Limited’s platforms, who was beaten by some police officers at the Headquarters of the Police Criminal Investigations Department on Tuesday. Latif Iddris, who has been on admission

  • Airtel Tigo joins calls for 5G network in Ghana

    March 29, 2018 5:30 AM 40

    The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to work towards the acquisition of a 5G Spectrum in the country to reflect the evolving communication space in the world. According to her, the NCA has not been clear on its policy direction towards improved internet coverage in the country

  • CID demands official copy of Anyidoho’s ‘treason’ tape

    March 28, 2018 12:28 PM 32

    The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has officially written to Accra-based Happy FM to produce an official copy of a recording in which the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is believed to have made comments deemed treasonable. Mr. Anyidoho was picked up at the International Press centre

  • N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

    March 28, 2018 12:26 PM 25

    Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency