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January 30, 2018 4:54 PM FIFA U-17 WWCQ: Black Maidens depart for Djibouti with 18-man squad

Ghana’ U-17 female national team, the Black Maidens, have departed Accra for Djibouti ahead of their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The team flew out Tuesday afternoon ahead of the weekend’s game. Ghana defeated Gambia 7-1 on aggregate in the last round to book a place in the last round of qualifiers. Head Coach Evans Adotey has selected 53

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 80

January 29, 2018 6:00 AM Military personnel advised against engaging in unauthorised activities

A former Commandant of the Military Academy and Training School, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Akoto Bonsu has called on young military personnel to refrain from abusing innocent civilians in the course of their duties. He urged the personnel to be professional in the discharge of their duties and not to engage in unauthorised activities. “Although during your training 63

January 25, 2018 6:53 PM 5 arrested over Lapaz shooting that left police officer dead

The police have arrested five suspects in connection with the killing of a police officer at Lapaz in the Greater Accra Region in daylight robbery incident which occurred in July 2017. One police officer was shot dead, while another was injured by some assailants. The suspects were said to be on a robbery mission in the area, but shot the policemen to prevent 75

January 25, 2018 2:29 PM Don’t split my kingdom for new region in Volta – Gbi chief

The Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional State in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta region, Togbega Gabusu VI has appealed that the move to create a new region out of the existing Volta Region shouldn’t affect the current boundaries of his traditional area. In an interview with Citi News, Togbega Gabusu VI, who expressed his support for the proposals 75

January 23, 2018 6:02 AM Completed Bank of Ghana hospital left unused [Video]

A 60-bed capacity ultra-modern Bank of Ghana Hospital which was completed in 2017, is yet to be put to use although all major equipment and hospital material have been duly installed. The facility, located at Cantonments in Accra, was part of a GH¢445.8 million capital expenditure commitmentsof the bank to major projects including the construction of a data center 92

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 89

January 22, 2018 7:31 AM US musician Tom Petty died of ‘accidental drug overdose’

US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. Petty “suffered from many serious ailments…most significantly a fractured hip”, the statement said. Family members say they believe he was overusing prescription pain medication when he died in October aged 66. Petty found 67

January 20, 2018 1:25 PM Parents accuse Awudome SHS of charging ‘illegal’ fees

Parents of students in Awudome Senior High School [AWUSCO], at Tsito in the Volta Region, are accusing school authorities of charging unapproved fees under the government’s Free Senior High School programme, thereby denying defaulters specific services in the school. Per the implementation of the Free SHS policy, government is to ensure that students 75

January 20, 2018 1:20 PM Pele resting at home not hospitalized – Spokesperson

Brazil legend Pele is resting at home according to his spokesperson, who dismissed reports he had been taken to hospital with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele – the only player to win three World Cups – withdrew and the FWA said he was being 73