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October 28, 2017 8:42 AM Joshua Alabi calls for transparency in the award of govt scholarships

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi has called for community-based participation in the award of government scholarships, so as to help target and support the education of brilliant but needy students in deprived farming communities. He is of the view that such community participation 59

October 28, 2017 4:08 AM ‘Government will ensure good working conditions for workers’

The government would work to ensure that workers perform their duties with the right incentives and remuneration. Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister for Finance, said this on Thursday at an Organised Labour Forum which was held in Accra. She said government was forging ahead with plans such as strengthening the private sector to employ more people 49

October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 101

October 27, 2017 3:21 PM Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial 72

October 27, 2017 2:52 PM 22 million mobile money users is a catalyst for fraud

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG) has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku disclosed that as of today, there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 53

October 27, 2017 12:22 PM Growing mobile money accounts attracting fraudsters

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG), has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku, disclosed that currently there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 54

October 27, 2017 6:17 AM Gregory Afoko Responsible For Mahama’s Death – Witness

Another prosecution witness in the trial involving the murder of Adams Mahama, former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has told the court that Gregory Afoko was responsible for the late Mahama’s death. According to Tofic Mutala, who is the fourth prosecution witness in the case, while on his sick bed at the hospital, Mahama 53

October 27, 2017 2:43 AM UP Campaign Chairman Calls on Pres. Sirleaf for Support in Runoff Election

Monrovia – In the wake of the Presidential runoff, slated for November 7, Liberia’s ruling Unity Party (UP) said its campaign activities have taken a trend that needs the support of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Report by Willie N. Tokpah - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. “I have a good relationship 81

October 26, 2017 7:47 PM UK High Commissioner calls for increased partnership with Scottish businesses

Accra, Oct. 26, GNA - Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK and the Republic of Ireland has stressed the need to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations between Ghana and Scotland. He said Ghana’s strong democratic credentials, good governance, stable legal regime and high return on investments provided a competitive economic 83

October 26, 2017 4:25 PM IGP directs Central Regional Police Command to probe defilement of 4-year-old

The Central Regional Police Commander has been directed to take over investigations into the case in which a four-year-old girl was defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Assin Fosu District. A statement by the Police Public Affairs Directorate has directed the investigations to focus on “how to save a child” and “whether police procedures were duly followed 10