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February 23, 2018 5:26 PM GYEEDA scandal: Assibit to appeal 12 year-jail term

The Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, will be appealing his 16-year jail term. Speaking to the media after court proceedings, Assibit’s lawyer, Kwaku Paintstil, said the appeal will include an application for bail. “To the very best of what I know and what we have discussed, anytime next week, the appeal will come out and I can also assure 93

February 23, 2018 6:30 AM ‘Mentally challenged’ woman stabs 32-yr old son to death

A 52-year-old woman believed to be mentally challenged has stabbed her 32-year son to death at Kuli near Dzodze in the Volta Region. The suspect, Gladys Kporkporvi Tegah, was said to be home fetching water from a well, when her son [the deceased] came in with a nurse to give her mother a monthly prescribed medication. Upon seeing Cassius Tegah with the nurse 50

February 22, 2018 2:26 PM EC member orders Charlotte Osei to convene meeting

A member of the Electoral Commission, Ebenezer Aggrey-Fyyn, has given the Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei up to close of business tomorrow [Friday] February 23, 2018, to convene a meeting of the Commission or face legal action. The meeting, according to Mr. Aggrey-Fynn, is to enable the members take decisions on the operations of the electoral 83

February 21, 2018 5:59 AM We won’t make laws to promote gay rights – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, has reiterated his position that the house will not be coerced to pass any legislation that endorses gay rights. According to him, the human rights arguments often advanced for such rights are not tenable. “If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure 78

February 20, 2018 3:04 PM Apple pushes fix to latest text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads 68

February 20, 2018 6:30 AM Teacher draws computer screen on chalkoard to teach pupils

It’s made even harder when tutors do not have the resources they need to do the work they have been assigned to do. A number of teachers have to improvise to get their pupils a basic understanding of the things they teach them. One ICT teacher has literally gone back to the drawing board to teach pupils in his class how to use a computer. In an ideal 82

February 19, 2018 3:50 PM Alleged unwholesome palm oil not from Ghana – FDA

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has explained that, the supposed unwholesome palm oil brands alleged to have been seized in Switzerland for containing contain Sudan dyes, are not Ghanaian products. The FDA assured the public that it has put together regulatory measures to ensure the wholesomeness of palm oil sold on the Ghanaian market. In a statement 76

February 19, 2018 12:36 PM NPP postpones constituency primaries to February 24

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rescheduled its constituency primaries, originally set to take place on February 21, to February 24, 2018. According to the party, the primaries will now be held from Saturday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The party, in a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu, said the decision 72

February 19, 2018 6:22 AM Pregnant woman, 5 others drown after canoe capsized on Volta Lake

A pregnant woman and five others including two children, traveling in a canoe on the Volta Lake, lost their lives at Donkokrom in the Afram Plains District of the Eastern Region, when the boat capsized. The Saturday, February 17 incident occurred when the boat from Dwarf Inland Foekope to Bruben near Donkokrom, capsized after a windstorm, drowning six occupants 58

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 84