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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 88

March 15, 2018 7:27 AM Messi scores twice as Barcelona knock Chelsea out of Champions League

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage with an error-ridden display against Barcelona. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds in the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after 144

March 12, 2018 3:26 PM ‘Nana Addo more visionary than recent Ghanaian leaders’ – US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, believes the execution of President’s Nana Akufo-Addo vision is more likely to propel Ghana’s growth at a faster rate as compared to the plans of past presidents. In the Ambassador’s view, President Akufo-Addo is “more visionary than some recent Ghanaian leaders.” In the interview, he noted that despite being a long-term 118

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 91

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 116

March 7, 2018 5:41 PM The Oxford at Appolonia City selling fast

The Oxford, Appolonia City’s first turnkey residential development, has sold 85% of its first phase, with a group of homeowners expected to move in this year. “We are excited to welcome over 70 owners to their homes in 2018,” said Teddy Peprah, Managing Director of The Oxford. “Appolonia City is coming together very well, and, with the additional amenities 119

March 7, 2018 1:05 PM We haven’t approved ADB, Unibank takeover – BoG

The Bank of Ghana has stated that it has not approved a purported takeover of ADB by Unibank. According to the Governor of the Central bank, Dr. Ernest Addison, the outfit is yet to consider any such decision. Unibank is set to assume a controlling interest in ADB after a consortium of shareholders pledged their shares, proceeds, entitlement and voting 68

March 6, 2018 6:21 PM NCTE suspends Cape Coast Polytechnic Rector

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), has suspended the Rector of the Cape Coast Polytechnic, Prof. Lawrence Atepor to allow for a probe to commence investigations into allegations of diverse improprieties against him. In a letter addressed to the Rector, dated February 26, 2018, and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Council, Prof. Mohammed 86

March 6, 2018 8:43 AM Tipper trucks were burnt by Operation Vanguard soldiers – Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has distanced the Northern Regional Security Council from the actions of military personnel who are said to have set ablaze some earthmoving equipment belonging to sand winners in the Kumbugu District. A contingent of military personnel set fire to 14 tipper trucks and an excavator used for sand winning in the Dalun 86

March 5, 2018 6:27 AM Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water has won the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards, defeating strong competition from Get Out, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in what had been considered the closest Oscar race in many years. The award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who had been involved in last year’s mix-up over La La Land and Moonlight 101