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March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

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 117

March 19, 2018 7:51 AM Rethink stance on mobile phone use in SHS – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES), to reconsider its stance against the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools. Speaking at the 87th Speech and prize-giving Day celebration of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast on Saturday, Mr. Ashigbey said mobile 128

March 7, 2018 5:41 PM The Oxford at Appolonia City selling fast

The Oxford, Appolonia City’s first turnkey residential development, has sold 85% of its first phase, with a group of homeowners expected to move in this year. “We are excited to welcome over 70 owners to their homes in 2018,” said Teddy Peprah, Managing Director of The Oxford. “Appolonia City is coming together very well, and, with the additional amenities 118

February 21, 2018 12:14 PM AMA introduces waste segregation program in SHSs

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has introduced a waste segregation program in some Senior High Schools in the capital. According to the AMA, the program forms part of efforts to inculcate a waste management culture in the citizenry. “We really want to stop littering, because if there are a lot of bins in the school, the students will not be littering 68

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 86

February 19, 2018 5:04 PM Petroleum Commission halts fast paced contract approvals

The Petroleum Commission has warned that it will not approve any petroleum contract that does not fulfill the three months’ mandatory notice ahead of its implementation. The caution follows what the Commission describes as the abuse of the law by oil companies. According to the CEO of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille, the issue also prevents 74

February 15, 2018 2:01 PM VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has brought about a design aesthetic with its iPhone and iPad that set it apart from rivals such as Samsung Electronics 87

February 11, 2018 1:30 PM Pepper Dem Ministries eulogises Ebony

Feminist group, Pepper Dem Ministries has paid tribute to the late singer, Ebony Reigns, describing her as someone who stood for gender empowerment through her art. The group lauded the 20-year-old singer for living her dreams and urged Ghanaians to learn from her life. The group added that “Ebony embodied our goals effortlessly in her own way and held a dear spot in our hearts 85

February 4, 2018 8:53 AM Fast-track Kejetia Central market project – Parliamentary committee

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Government and Rural Development has called on government to hasten the commencement of Phase Two of the Redevelopment of the Kejetia-Central Market Project. Touring the $198million Phase One project Site, the Chairman of the Committee, Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Swedru, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, who was highly 62

January 7, 2018 11:10 AM Isaac Dogboe floors Cesar Juarez to win WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title

Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe stopped Mexican Cesar Juarez on Saturday at the Bukom Boxing Arena in the 5th round of the clash for the vacant WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title. The bout started on a fast note for both boxers but it was Dogboe who was the more aggressive. He sought out Juarez from the bell and gave a strong indication of what is plans were for the night 88