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March 26, 2018 7:42 PM Schools are not brothels – NAPO slams teachers sleeping with students

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said his Ministry will take on any regional director of Education who fails to protect female students who are victims of sexual abuse by teachers in Senior High Schools across the country. The Minister indicated that boarding schools cannot be used as brothels by male teachers who usually engage in sexual 14

March 25, 2018 7:07 PM Ghana’s debt hits GH¢142.5bn, reaches 69.8% of GDP

New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 69.8 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has almost hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned 31

March 25, 2018 5:15 PM Ghana’s debt now GH¢142bn; reaches dreaded 70% to GDP

New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 70 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned against 33

March 24, 2018 10:20 AM DR Congo to shun its own aid conference

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given “a bad image”. The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what the UN has described as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Acting Prime Minister Jose Makila acknowledged that the country was facing an emergency 45

March 20, 2018 5:59 AM Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. But speaking before some Chiefs from the Upper West Region at a meeting on Monday, President 24

March 19, 2018 12:18 PM Nduom meets Ghana’s Ambassador to US, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah

President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. Dr. Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC, USA. Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic 27

March 16, 2018 7:45 AM North Korea’s Sweden visit prompts speculation on US summit

North Korea’s foreign minister is in Sweden for a surprise visit, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho’s trip was for “bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern”. Sweden has a long history of mediating between Washington and Pyongyang. So the visit has prompted speculation it might 8

March 15, 2018 5:01 PM Two Ejura Islamic SHS students killed in car accident

Two students of the Ejura Islamic Senior School in the Ejura/ Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been confirmed dead after a vehicle run over them. The two were part of a group of four female students returning from school to their homes when a Nissan Navara pickup from Atebubu heading to Sunyani, lost control and run over them around 19

March 12, 2018 5:35 AM Banks’ positions on meeting new capital requirement (Audio)

With just nine months left for banks to meet the minimum capital requirement set by the Bank of Ghana, some banks have confirmed to Citi Business News they are in a good position to meet the requirement. The Central Bank increased the minimum capital requirement for banks from 120 to 400 million Ghana cedis to enhance the financial position of banks 16

March 8, 2018 11:45 AM KATH CEO calls for review of maternal health strategies

Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called for an urgent review of the country’s maternal health strategies to bring down the increasing deaths. He said the growing maternal and neonatal deaths seen at health facilities should be a major wake-up call to everybody, adding that, all key stakeholders 25