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February 20, 2018 11:50 AM Court to rule on fate of laid-off Goldfields staff March 2

An Accra High court has set March 2 as the date it will deliver its ruling on the fate of some 1,700 workers of Goldfields Ghana who have been laid off by the company. The judge, Laurenda Owusu, said she will rely on the relevant provisions in civil procedure rules, CI 47 and all the processes filed to deliver its ruling on the set date. In the writ, the workers 69

February 18, 2018 11:42 AM British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published in the Observer 95

February 16, 2018 4:04 PM Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button 85

February 15, 2018 7:13 AM Don’t politicise national issues — VC of UDS

The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has bemoaned the over-politicisation of every national issue in the country, including education. According to him, every issue was seen in the lenses of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and oftentimes, the real substance 93

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 88

February 14, 2018 6:38 PM Fair Wages considers halting yearly base pay rises

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has disclosed to Citi Business News plans to halt the yearly review of the base salary of public sector workers on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). The CEO of the Commission, Dr. Edward Kwapong, said the decision should give value for money and link productivity with pay. Being in existence for about eight 160

February 13, 2018 6:29 PM ‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. “I have lived with decent people 86

February 6, 2018 10:57 AM Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ‘critically ill’

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is critically ill in a South African hospital, reports say. Local media quoted family sources as saying the 65-year-old former prime minister – who is being treated for colon cancer – is suffering from weight loss, exhaustion and muscle thinning. During his political struggle against ex-President Robert 46

January 29, 2018 12:41 PM H. Kwasi Prempeh replaces Gyimah Boadi as CDD Executive Director

Legal Practitioner, Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). A legal scholar and governance expert, Professor Prempeh brings to his new role a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from a rich and diverse career as a civil society activist, an academic 86

January 22, 2018 3:30 PM Jobs growth accelerated in December 2017 – Report

The rate of job creation in Ghana accelerated in December 2017, according to the Standard Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). The Ghanaian economy is one that has seen a lot of unevenness and inconsistency in growth patterns. An issue that remains a concern in most reports on the economy is the rate of unemployment and underemployment, especially 91