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February 16, 2018 4:00 PM Jospong boss denies deliberately failing to appear in court

The Chief Executive Officer of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyapong has described media reports suggesting that he had deliberately absented himself from court, causing a bench warrant to be issued for his arrest, as mischievous. He explained that, his absence from the court hearing which compelled the court to issue the warrant “was not deliberate 2

February 15, 2018 10:02 AM Steel companies threaten shutdown over high electricity tariff

Steel manufacturing companies in the Tema Industrial Enclave have appealed to government to reduce electricity tariffs before they are forced to close down due to high cost of production. According to the companies, the cost of electricity has almost doubled from 21 pesewas per kilowatt to 42 pesewas per kilowatt in just a year. Speaking to journalists 3

February 15, 2018 6:44 AM Ankaful nurses declare another strike over director’s conduct

Nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have proceeded to lay down their tools to protest the conduct of the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Emmanuel Dordoye. According to them, Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. “Dr. Eugene Dordoye’s presence in the hospital is a psychological 5

February 15, 2018 6:31 AM Retirement at 60 too early, increase to 70 – Prof. Asare

A constitutional Lawyer and Law Lecturer, Professor Kwaku Asare, is advocating for a uniform retirement age of 70. His proposal follows the lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor because of his age. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Prof. Asare observed that the constitution provided for “too many retirement ages” depending 5

February 14, 2018 1:41 PM Intl. Baccalaureate to host African Education Festival in Accra on Feb. 16

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the International Baccalaureate (IB), a leader in international education, will host its inaugural African Education Festival in Accra, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Ghana from 8:00am to 6:00pm under the theme of Leading and Learning in the 21st Century. Eminent education experts, including policymakers, principals and administrators 3

February 13, 2018 9:27 AM Scrap 15% Special Petroleum Tax–IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has called for the outright abolishment of the 15 percent Special Petroleum Tax. The call comes after the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) and the Industrial and Commercial Union (ICU) embarked on a demonstration over frequent hikes in petroleum prices. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured that it will take a look at tax and make some adjustment 3

February 5, 2018 10:45 AM IMANI voted Ghana’s 1st and Africa’s 3rd most influential think tank in 2017

IMANI Africa has been ranked the third best think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 among several other accolades by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, the TTCSP developed and launched a global index of think tanks called Global Go To Think Tank Index, which serves as a framework for publishing 11

November 28, 2017 7:51 AM Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve 32

November 2, 2017 12:26 PM Kwahu Professional Network condemns Fulani attacks

The Kwahu Professional Network has condemned the recent mayhem being perpetrated on the peace-loving and law-abiding people of Kwahu by Fulani Herdsmen. In a statement, the group called on government and the security agencies to arrest the situation immediately. 1. Members of the Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN), an association of young Kwahu Professionals 45

November 1, 2017 5:12 PM Religious Leaders To Mount Campaign Against Indecent Dressing

A yam dealer at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Madam Augustina Tawiah, has appealed to religions leaders to mount a campaign against indecent dressing and drug abuse among the youth. She stated that the dressing of a number of adolescents, were very unpleasant and appalling in the sight of man, let alone the Almighty God, the Creator of the universe 15