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August 18, 2018 4:56 PM Driver jailed 12 years for having sex with 14-year-old

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced William Kwasi Okyere a driver to 12 years imprisonment for having sex with a 14-year-old girl at Teshie in Accra. Okyere had pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku however found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly 2

April 5, 2018 5:35 AM Deposits still major source of funds for banks – BoG report

Customer deposits still remain a major source of revenue for commercial banks. As a result, commercial banks also bear greater responsibility to their customers in earning interests on such deposits. The latest banking sector report by the Bank of Ghana shows that deposits accounted for 62.5 percent of the banking industry’s assets as at December 2017. According 812

March 28, 2018 6:28 AM EOCO invites UT, Capital Bank directors over collapse

Former Directors of defunct UT Bank will this morning [Wednesday], appear before the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to answer questions on their roles in the bank’s collapse. This follows findings of an investigative report on the collapse of the bank which was submitted to the Bank of Ghana. The Bank of Ghana in August 2017, revoked the licences 24

March 27, 2018 11:31 AM Driver sentenced to death for killing British Missionary in 2010

An Accra High Court has sentenced Kofi Seidu, a driver and farm manager, who murdered and buried a British Missionary in an old farm at Nsawam in 2010, to death. This was after a seven-member jury unanimously pronounced him guilty on the charge of murder. However, on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime, namely murder, leveled against Seidu and Reverend 28

March 26, 2018 5:15 PM Abuse of Tramadol pain killer increases among Ghanaian youth [Report]

There is a growing trend of Tramadol abuse among Ghanaian youth in some parts of the country. Recent surveys have shown the drug is also used among market women, drivers, and in some cases, students. The abuse of Tramadol, a pain relief drug, according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital 23

March 23, 2018 3:25 PM We didn’t leak US ‘military base’ agreement – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has lashed out at Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid for suggesting they leaked the controversial defence cooperation arrangement between the governments of Ghana and the United States. The Information Minister, earlier this week, suggested that that the Minority in parliament were behind the leak of the document. While denying 40

March 23, 2018 5:35 AM CAL Bank records GH¢145m profit in 2017

CAL bank has posted a profit after tax of 145.2 million cedis for 2017. This is a significant improvement over the previous year’s figure of 7.2 million cedis. Despite this, the bank still acknowledges the impact of the legacy debts in the energy sector on its loan books. In the first of Citi Business News’ series of report on the performances of the listed 25

March 19, 2018 7:46 PM Who monitors private water distributors? [Report]

Teiman, is a relatively new community in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, with more than half of its residents relying on water from dugout wells and boreholes. Although the community has a booming private water distribution business, there seems to be no regulatory authority supervising the safety of water distributed to clients 30

March 16, 2018 2:00 PM Farmer jailed for slashing co-tenant with cutlass

A Circuit Court in Tarkwa has sentenced a farmer to four years imprisonment for slashing his co-tenant’s head and hand with a cutlass. Kojo Takyi, who was charged with causing harm, pleaded guilty to the offence and was convicted on his own plea. Police Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, told the court presided over by Mr. Emnanuel Bart-Plange 16

March 16, 2018 7:11 AM Poor sanitation to worsen effects of climate change – USAID

The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of development. Ghana is impacted by various risks and uncertainties 22