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February 24, 2018 9:32 AM KSM to retire from comedy with last show

Satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) has hinted that he is preparing to hold his last comedy show before he finally bows out of stage comedy. He told Graphic Showbiz that even though he admits his reign as the king of comedy is over, he needs to serve his fans one show before he exits. “I am about to retire but that is after the last show left in me has been performed 129

February 24, 2018 8:24 AM Nigerian parents threatened with jail if children skip school

Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa state is threatening parents who do not make sure their children go to school with jail terms. The state signed the new law into the books amid concerns children were not attending class despite the fact that it spent 70bn naira ($200m; £140m) on new school buildings and equipment. “We feel it is important to have this law to protect 74

February 20, 2018 6:12 AM Jobless nutritionist complain about gov’t neglect

A registered nutritionist, who has been left frustrated by the government’s inability to allow her to serve the nation, has bemoaned the lack of regard for preventable healthcare services like the one she offers. This nutritionist, Akosua Konadu, just wants to repay Ghana back for the support she had during her education, but the issue of clearance from the government 76

February 19, 2018 7:38 AM Specific agency needed to maintain streetlights – Transport c’ttee chair

The Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, says there is the need to have a specific agency that will be responsible for the maintenance of street lights in the country. Although Ghanaians pay for streetlight services, many neighborhoods and highways have malfunctioning streetlights. Residents have often blamed several 76

February 16, 2018 4:04 PM Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button 63

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for them, saying she was “here for all the women who have been abused 65

February 12, 2018 1:30 PM Cabinet approves strategic plan for technical education

Cabinet has approved a five-year strategic plan to transform Technical and Vocational, Education Training (TVET) across the country. Under the plan, all public pre-tertiary and tertiary TVET institutions with delivery fragmented under 15 Ministries, will be realigned under the Ministry of Education. As part of efforts to transform the country’s Technical 52

January 16, 2018 7:07 PM Kwame Dadzie writes: VGMA should award Elder Mireku this year [Article]

When I heard that Paapa Yankson had passed away last year, what I said to myself was: “ei, so this man would have gone without being honoured had the organisers of the VGMA chosen another person?” Paapa Yankson passed away few months after he had been honoured at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement 293

December 21, 2017 2:54 PM Ayi Mensah-Aburi road opened temporarily to traffic

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has temporarily opened the Ayi Mensah Peduase Lodge Aburi road to traffic for the Christmas period. The Ghana Highway Authority announced the closure of the “south-bound” lane of the Ayi Mensah Peduase lodge Aburi road in May 2016. This was to pave way for repair works to be executed on the hills along the road. “This road was closed 75

December 15, 2017 12:55 PM MTN Ghana signs GH₵ 510m loan facility to expand infrastructure

MTN Ghana has announced the signing of a GH¢510 million syndicated loan facility arranged jointly by Ecobank Ghana Limited, and Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC), to finance its infrastructure expansion and working capital needs across the country. The facility, with five years tenure, comes in two parts; the fixed five year term facility of GH¢ 345 million 54