Home / General News (page 18)

General News

KAIPTC cautions companies against cyber threats

Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Griffith Santrofi Evans, Commandant, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has said there is the need  for companies to be vigilant in the fight against cyber threats. He said the risks and opportunities presented by digital technologies are enormous; as the enabling power of Information Communication …

Read More »

President dismisses EC Chairperson and two deputies

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has removed from office, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Mrs Charlotte Osei, and her two Deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwah. A statement issued in Accra on Thursday by the Information ministry and signed by Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Information Minister, said that decision …

Read More »

Ghana banks urged to reduce cost of borrowing

Mr. Ahensah Asum-Kwarteng, the acting Country Director of Plan Ghana International, has called for the banks’ to bring down the cost of borrowing to aid businesses to thrive. He said the current high interest charges on loans were not helpful to efforts at growing businesses – to expand and create …

Read More »

Do more to capture the large unbanked population – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has encouraged the financial institutions to up their financial inclusion drive – reach out and to capture the unbanked into the mainstream. There needed to be a paradigm shift and increasing use of technology to rope-in the unbanked segment of the population. That, he said, …

Read More »

Avoid temptation to over-regulate Fintech companies – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to give the Financial Technology (Fintech) Companies free hand to operate to engender innovation. He said players in the Fintech sector were “free spirits” who required freedom to experiment and to innovate in order to come up with …

Read More »

Ensure rigorous auditing of public sector institutions – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has inaugurated a nine-member Governing Board of the Internal Audit Agency, with a call to it to ensure rigorous audit processes of the public sector institutions for rectitude and accountability. He said the nation was driving towards self-reliance under the “Ghana beyond aid”, which required …

Read More »

Fetish priest jailed 10 years for stealing an AK 47 rifle

A fetish priest who sold an AK 47 rifle with 15 rounds  of ammunition property of the Ghana Police, to a Togolese businessman has been jailed 10 years by a Circuit Court at Aflao. Elvis Apedo, aka Gborgbor, 30, pleaded not guilty to stealing, but the court presided over by …

Read More »

Ghana’s first quarter GDP growth 6.8% 

Ghana’s economy grew provisionally at 6.8 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 6.7 per cent in the same period last year, Acting Government statistician, Mr  Baah Wadieh said on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference, Mr Wadieh said the industry sector recorded the highest growth …

Read More »

World Drug Day 2018 focuses on children and youth

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has cautioned the public, especially the youth, against the excessive abuse of tramadol and cough mixtures containing components of codeine, as they give similar effects of narcotics substances. In a statement issued to the GNA on Wednesday, to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse …

Read More »

Newmont Akyem Mine and host communities sign agreement

Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (Newmont Akyem Mine) and its mine host communities have reviewed three agreements upon which social investments in the communities had been undertaken. Newmont and its surrounding communities, in 2014, formed the Akyem Social Responsibility Forum (SRF) to regularly dialogue on how host communities can benefit from …

Read More »