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November 2, 2017 7:43 AM Banks Record Significant Profit Margins

The sterling performance of some banks per their unaudited third-quarter financial statements is indicative of efforts towards meeting the new capital requirement from the Bank of Ghana (BoG). The banks have adequate reserves, income surplus among others, enough to secure them firmly against unexpected contingencies. HFC Bank, which will soon rebrand 69

November 1, 2017 11:07 PM DEC Urge Assembly Members To Promote Grassroot Participation

Mr Wilson Arthur, The District Chief Executives of Wassa East, has urged members of the Assembly to make it a habit to meet with their electorates before and after general assembly meetings to promote grassroots participation in local governance. This, he said, would enable the electorates to have a say and be informed about development issues in the district 52

November 1, 2017 7:11 PM Ayisi Boateng apologises over divisive comments

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa George Ayisi Boateng has retracted and rendered an unqualified apology over his divisive comments. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Boateng said “I have, upon sober reflection, decided to retract the comments I made during my interaction with some Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region over the weekend 33

November 1, 2017 6:56 PM Embattled diplomat retracts, apologises for divisive comments

Embattled diplomat George Ayisi Boateng has unreservedly retracted and apologized for his unfortunate comment that has gotten the media boiling. In a statement, the beleaguered High Commissioner to South Africa said his comments were “unfortunate” and undiplomatic. George Ayisi Boateng made the headlines for saying he would prioritize the interest of NPP supporters 35

November 1, 2017 4:08 PM Total assets of Atwima-Kwanwoma Bank hit GH¢ 118,020,418.98

Pakyi Number Two (Ash), Nov 01, GNA – Total assets of the Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank hit GH¢ 118,020,418.98, last year, the Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Owusu, has announced. The bank’s investment portfolio also grew from GH¢ 63,358,605.60 to GH¢ 79,302,811.52 during the period. He was speaking at the 34th annual general meeting of the shareholders at Pakyi 75

November 1, 2017 2:54 PM Supreme Court Judge recommends making defilement a first degree felony

Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section 101 of Act 29 does not describe defilement as a felony, yet the sentence is severer than that of rape, which is described as a first degree felony, this encourages settlement out of court 34

November 1, 2017 8:17 AM E/R: Renewed ‘Fulani’ activities prompt possible Operation Cow Leg revival

Renewed destruction of farms by nomadic herdsmen in the Eastern Region has prompted calls for the revival of the Operation Cow Leg taskforce. There have also been renewed clashes between the farmers whose farms are destroyed and the herdsmen. The task force was formed to deal with nomadic herdsmen who entered the Eastern Region illegally with their herds 28

October 31, 2017 7:34 PM Gender Ministry initiates moves to review Children’s Act

Iddi Yire/Stella Opokuwaa Asare, GNA Accra, Oct 31, GNA – The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has initiated moves to review and amend current legislative framework on Children. Madam Otiko Afisah Djabah, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, said the review would address identified gaps and to also conform to the Child 26

October 31, 2017 3:44 PM He’s a disgrace, sack him quick – Ghanaians bash Ayisi Boateng

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng’s pledge to prioritize the welfare of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members before considering other Ghanaians, has been met with outrage and calls for his dismissal from some sections of the public. He made these remarks at a ceremony over the weekend to welcome fresh members of the tertiary 166

October 31, 2017 2:17 PM Prez Akufo-Addo Should Recall Ghana's High Commissioner To SA Within 24 Hrs . .

Director of Operations of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has asked President Nana Akufo-Addo to recall Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng over some disparaging remarks he has made. Mr. Ayisi-Boateng is quoted as saying his priority as a High Commissioner is to serve the interest of members 33