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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 58

February 16, 2018 11:00 AM We’ll back creation of new regions with mining royalties – Ahafo Chiefs

President of the Ahafo Council of Chiefs, Nana Ansah Adu Baah II, has promised to use royalties received from mining companies in the Ahafo area to assist in the process of creating the proposed Ahafo region. According to Nana Ansah Adu Baah, the creation of the Ahafo region is critical since it will spread development across fairly. He also noted that the Ahafo 82

February 15, 2018 4:25 PM Mental Health Authority begs striking Ankaful staff to resume work

The Mental Health Authority has asked striking nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to return to work. According to the Authority, the hospital’s Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has been enrolled in some refresher courses to improve his interpersonal skills. Among other things, they accused him of putting them through emotional 64

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 72

February 15, 2018 10:00 AM KATH calls for consistent blood donations from public

Head of Blood Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital [KATH], has called on the general public to adopt a constant attitude towards donating blood to continuously stock Blood Banks across the country. Dr. Shirley Owusu Ofori made the call at the 8th edition of a blood donation exercise organized by MTN-Ghana as part activities 291

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 77

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 124

February 13, 2018 9:33 AM Two reported dead in Taifa junction car crash

At least two people are reported dead after a 207 bus heading towards Accra from Amasaman crashed around Taifa junction on the N6 highway. According to an eyewitness, Daniel, the driver of a commercial sprinter bus lost control of the steering wheel and rammed into the Jersey barrier. “We were driving under the bridge in speed lane and the driver lost control 60

February 13, 2018 6:00 AM Thumbay group of Dubai calls on the first lady

The Thumbay Group of Dubai led by Thumbay Moideen, has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Ghana’s Ministries of Health and Education for the establishment of a Medical University and Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Vinod Abraham indicated 69

February 7, 2018 7:14 AM Fisheries ministry to improve monitoring of vessels in Ghana’s waters

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said her outfit is collaborating with the Ghana Maritime Authority and other concerned agencies to electronically monitor all vessels in Ghana’s waters. Speaking at a meeting on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, she said her outfit through stakeholder consultations 51