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October 10, 2018 1:31 PM 2018 Youth Olympics Swimming: Abeiku Jackson reaches semis of 50m butterfly

Ghana swimming sensation Abeiku Jackson has qualified to the semifinals of the men's 50m butterfly event at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. The 18-year-old finished second and clocked a new personal best with a time of 24.44 seconds. This reduces his time for the event by 0.14 seconds as his previous finishing time stood at 24.58 seconds. Abeiku Jackson 521 1

July 25, 2018 2:47 PM Tourism sector to employ 150,000 youth

The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture is set to engage over 150,000 youth in its flagship programme, the Marine Drive Project. The sector Minister, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, who made this known, said aside reinvigorating and transforming the face of the tourism and hospitality industry, the project, would also help to reduce the unemployment 280

July 25, 2018 2:40 PM Use Afenorto festival as rallying point for development- Ablakwa

This year’s celebration of the Afenorto Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Mepe Traditional Area in the Volta Region, has been launched in Accra with a call on celebrants to use the festival as a rallying point for the development of the area. The festival, on the theme “A People United towards a Culture for the Future through Education: Benefactors 286

March 30, 2018 5:15 PM Easter’s significance must unite nation – CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Good Friday called on Ghanaians, especially Christians, to use the occasion of Easter as a period for meditation on their individual and collective contributions to the family and society while working towards uniting the country. In a commemorative message to the nation copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra 469

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 111

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 107

March 18, 2018 10:52 AM Nii Okai hosts ‘Hymns Unlimited’ concert on March 25

Award-winning gospel artiste, Nii Okai, will on Sunday, March 25, 2018, host his annual Hymns Unlimited concert at the Mount Olivet Methodist Church at Dansoman in Accra. The event, scheduled for 5:00pm will feature other prominent gospel musicians such as Eugene Zuta, Pastor Helen Yawson, TVO Lamptey, Olivet Voices, Overflow Incorporated, LIC Choir 104

March 15, 2018 3:46 PM TV Africa holds audition for ‘Bumper to Bumper’ dance reality show

Hundreds of young and energetic dancers converged on the premises of TV Africa to take part in the auditioning for the station’s latest TV reality show dubbed “Bumper To Bumper.” The new show, which will bring together the finest dancers and dance groups in the country to compete for mouth-watering cash prizes, started auditioning on March 13. The first 104

March 14, 2018 1:35 PM We inherited a debt of GHc51m – Sports Minister

Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has described as “disturbing”, a 51 million cedis debt inherited from the previous administration. The Minister, who disclosed this at a meet the press series in Accra on Tuesday, said the amount includes what departments and agencies under the ministry owed, adding that his administration has started 114

March 13, 2018 3:16 PM Use visa-on-arrival policy to attract African investors – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised African leaders to offer their fellow African nationals special protocol services in the form of visas-on-arrival in a bid to open up the continent for investments. According to him, this will remove the hustle African investors go through trying to access visas when they want to visit other parts of the continent 97