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October 18, 2017 5:31 AM New social intervention drive tackles child poverty ‘from the womb’

The Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry has rolled out a programme it says will sustainably tackle extreme poverty in the country. Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry, Mawutor Ablo, says apart from ongoing social intervention programmes, like the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), a new system 24

October 17, 2017 8:33 PM Mali thrash Iraq; England shoot Japan out

Mali cruised to a 5-1 victory over Iraq in the Round of 16 at the U-17 World Cup India 2017. With the win, the Chile 2015 runners-up will meet African opposition in the form of either Ghana or Niger in the quarter-finals in Guwahati on Saturday. It was Les Aiglonnets that dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead through Hadji Drame on 25 minutes 81

October 16, 2017 3:17 PM NPP group begs as suspension inches 2nd anniversary

Some party foot soldiers in the Ashanti region have pleaded for the return of New Patriotic Party General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong after his indefinite suspension in 2015. The group of largely polling station executives said at a press conference, the once-powerful Kwabena Agyapong has conducted himself gracefully well. Kwabena Agyapong despite his suspension 32

October 14, 2017 1:24 PM “Diarrhoea kills fourteen thousand children under five annually” – First Lady

Accra, Oct. 14, GNA – Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First lady of the Republic of Ghana, has said available statistics indicate that diarrhoea kills about 14,000 children under five years annually in the country. She said the figure gives cause for worry and called on all to join the forces to intensify efforts at preventing such avoidable deaths 27

October 13, 2017 2:15 PM Chief lauds Nana Akufo-Addo for implementation of Free SHS policy

Suma-Ahenkro (B/A), Oct.13, GNA - Odeneho Dr. Afram Brempong III has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) education policy to enhance the country’s manpower resources. He said the effort of Nana Akufo-Addo had made a way for especially Junior High School graduates who because of financially-poor 50

October 13, 2017 12:14 PM PPP expresses worry about EC scandals

The PPP’s sentiments were expressed at a press conference at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra last Tuesday to mark the party’s one year anniversary of the disqualification of its presidential candidate in the 2016 election. Recounting the accusations and counter-accusations by Mrs Osei and her two deputy commissioners, the PPP queried such allegedunsavoury 22

October 13, 2017 11:52 AM Ghana International Bank apologises to Otumfuo over laundering allegations

The Ghana International Bank (GhIB) in the United Kingdom, has formally apologised before a London Employment Tribunal, for stating that at the time the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II gave £350,000 to an executive director of the bank in August 2016, for it to be lodged in his account in the UK, the King was using an expired diplomatic passport. The bank has also apologised 57

October 13, 2017 10:31 AM John Peter Amewu Calls on Chief of Osu

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Paramount Chief of Osu, and President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, has commended the Government for the efforts being made to restore some sanity into stool land administration. He said this would bring about peace, trust, respect and dignity, not only among stool land owners, but also cordiality among 34

October 13, 2017 7:09 AM Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions: Who is Lawro tipping this weekend?

The ex-Liverpool defender and BBC pundit has tried to call the score for every fixture this weekend. Following the international break, the top flight is back with a massive clash welcoming its return. English football's two most decorated clubs collide when Manchester United go to Anfield to take on arch rivals Liverpool in Saturday’s early kick-off 77

October 12, 2017 7:50 PM GhIB apologises to Asantehene over expired diplomatic passport claim

A former executive director of the GhIB in the UK, Mr Mark Arthur has sued his employers, the GhIB, arguing he was wrongfully dismissed, unfairly dismissed and was not protected as a whistle blower. He was dismissed for allegedly failing to follow anti-money laundering rules and violating security policies, when he collected almost £200,000, as well as $200,000 in cash from the Asantehene 49