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October 30, 2017 7:40 PM 17-year-old suspect sheds tears as case of defiling 4-year-old starts

The police prosecutor said the accused needs to be psychologically stable for a trial which could take a toll on the teenager. The suspect emerged from an in-camera hearing of the case shedding tears and looking "very gloomy", Joy News' Richard Kwadwo Nyarko reported. He said the suspect's father was buried last Saturday and he is going through a period 49

October 30, 2017 6:44 PM I prioritize NPP members' needs over any other Ghanaian – Ambassador to South Africa

Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa says members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its student wing, the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON), are his priority in his dealings at his duty post. George Ayisi Boateng explained that it is by dint of the hard work party loyalists put in that saw the party recapture power so it will be the right 36

October 30, 2017 7:17 AM Yaa Asantewaa Old students rescue alma mater with toilet facility

Source: Ghana I Nhyira FM I Nana Yaw Gyimah Yaa Asantewaa Old Students Association has averted what could have been a sanitation crisis in the school, with the completion of a place of convenience. With a student population currently of over 2,000, facilities are obviously overstretched. Students have had to contend with increased pressure on limited 65

October 30, 2017 5:54 AM Afia Schwar dances with NDC's Asiedu Nketia at RTP awards

The 7th edition of the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) awards has ended with various persons winning their fair share of plaques for the immense contributions of Ghana’s media spectrum. But just like any other event which features a collection of politicians, musicians, and other celebrities, this awards night was no exception to the rule. Yes, the event 262

October 30, 2017 1:10 AM Ghana gets $5m from US to fight child trafficking

The United States government through the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office has supported anti-human trafficking institutions in Ghana with $5 million to fight child trafficking and forced child labour. The beneficiary institutions include; IOM and Free the Slaves, an NGO, which formed part of the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership signed between 55

October 29, 2017 4:16 PM AGI presents printers to GJA, GNA

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Eastern/Volta Chapter has presented two HP three-in-one colour printers to the Volta Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Ho. Mrs Beatrice Akortia, a member of AGI who presented the items on behalf of the Association said the presentation was in fulfillment of a promise 42

October 28, 2017 2:45 PM Social Work students want to learn more about cerebral palsy

Some students from the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, will on Monday start their concurrent field work at the With God Cerebral Palsy Centre, an inclusive centre for children with cerebral palsy. The students said as part of their academic work they were required to work with social groups and were directed to the centre. They indicated 47

October 28, 2017 1:05 PM 7 African countries lead battle against malnutrition

Source: IFPRI Director for Africa, Ousmane Badiane A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition as they have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all. Good nutrition contributes to cognitive development, better opportunities for children to realise their potential, and higher 101

October 28, 2017 8:42 AM Joshua Alabi calls for transparency in the award of govt scholarships

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi has called for community-based participation in the award of government scholarships, so as to help target and support the education of brilliant but needy students in deprived farming communities. He is of the view that such community participation 79

October 27, 2017 1:08 PM Canada is helping Ghana to manage flood risk-High Commissioner

Accra, Oct 27, GNA - Madam Heather Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner, has announced that her country is helping Ghana to improve flood risk management in Accra through its International Development Research Centre. She said the assistance was very critical in helping provide scientific evidence to develop an integrated climate smart flood management 90