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Jailed Marwako supervisor to appeal sentence

Jihad Chaaban, the jailed supervisor of the Abelenkpe Branch of the Marwako Restaurant, has instructed his lawyers to file for an appeal against his nine-month sentence by the Abeka District Court. The Counsel for the convict, Julio De Medeiros, said his client disagreed with the judgement and he was going …

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Court frees chief over forgery

A Koforidua High Court presided over by Justice Henry Kwofie, has acquitted and discharged Nana Anku Dododza Didieyie, chief of Abomaserefo in the Kwahu-Afram Plains North district of charges including forgery. He was alleged to have forged colonial documents to claim ownership of the Abomaserefo lands. The Court acquitted him …

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Parliament okays stay of Gitmo two in Ghana

Parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement to allow the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees to stay in Ghana, following a Supreme Court order. The Court ruled that their stay in Ghana is unconstitutional without parliamentary backing. A report presented to Parliament on Tuesday by the Foreign Affairs Committee said the two: …

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Strengthening ECOWAS, AU key to prosperity – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday expressed the need for Africa to prioritise the pursuit of regional integration to enable it deliver on its potential growth prospects. He said with West Africa set to reach 500 million  and Africa two billion people in 20 years, the process of regional integration should …

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AMA launches new strategy to ensure good sanitation

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has called for support to strengthen the capacity of the Environmental Health Officers to ensure effective monitoring. He said inadequate logistics had been a major constraint to the health officers of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for efficient monitoring and the …

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Fourth IFEJ Flamingo Awards launched

Mr Kenneth Kwamina Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Financial Services, says there is hope for journalism in Ghana, especially financial journalism, as the programmes of IFEJ will equip journalists to improve on their work. He said the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) provided hope for good journalism, …

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Central Region records 524 accidents in first quarter

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Ampah-Bennin, the Central Regional Police Commander, has urged the public to report any driver found flouting driving regulations to the police, for their own safety. He said road safety management is a shared responsibility between all stakeholders and therefore key stakeholders must not relent …

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Only 36% of pregnant women deliver at hospitals

Only 36 per cent of pregnant women in the Northern Region patronise health facilities for delivery, Ms Georgina Amidu, Communications for Development Officer at United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  Ms Amidu indicated that the percentage was the lowest in the country and stressed the need for a second …

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Government to invest 1% GDP into science and innovation

Government will invest one per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in science, technology and innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said. He said the Government was scaling up efforts to invest in science and technology infrastructure to enable Ghanaian …

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Coach Kwesi Appiah must monitor my performance – Anokye Badu

Stephen Anokye Badu, a central defender of Aduana stars has called on the head coach of the  Black Stars to monitor his performance and give him a chance in the senior national team.  Anokye Badu played 90 minutes for Aduana Stars as they won 2-0 against Ebusua Dwarfs at the Nana Agyemang …

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