Home / General News (page 20)

General News

Yendi Municipal Assembly supports persons with disabilities

The Yendi Municipal Assembly has supported 36 persons with disabilities (PWDs) with various items and cash amounts totalling GH¢27,000.00 to improve their living conditions. The beneficiaries included 11 pupils who received educational materials, four tertiary students receiving GH¢1,000.00 each, five persons receiving ruminants while one person received farm inputs. The …

Read More »

Ghana,Norway relations on a steady growth 

Mr Oyvind Udland Johansen, the Deputy Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, has said Ghana is a key partner for Norway in both political and commercial endeavours. He said the partnership had been cemented with President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Norwegian Prime Minister, Mr Erna Solberg, Co-Chairing the United Nations …

Read More »

Fisherman jailed 20 years for incest

A Circuit Court at Aflao, presided over by Mr Ali Baba Abature, has sentenced a fisherman, accused of incest, to 20 years imprisonment. Kofi Adelashie has been arrested for having sex with his teenage biological daughter and he pleaded not guilty to offence. The mother of the victim had died …

Read More »

Ghana receives $190m after meeting Compact milestone

Ghana is to receive the second allocation of compact funds from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the amount of $190 million after meeting all the required conditions to access the funds. MCC submitted a letter acknowledging Ghana’s achievement of this milestone to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Upon Entry-Into-Force …

Read More »

Ghana poverty level declines to 23.4% – GSS

Mr Baah Wadieh, the Acting Government Statistician, has said the overall poverty level in the country declined from 24.2 per cent in 2012/13 to 23.4 per cent in 2016/17. Mr Wadieh said poverty has been declining over the past three decades indicating that government policies have impacted positively in poverty …

Read More »

Halt $8m weekly power distribution losses – USA charges Ghana

United States Government has charged managers of Ghana’s power sector to tap into private know-how and investment to minimise the current estimated $8 million distribution losses of power a week. The US also urged the managers to ensure reliable and efficient supply of electricity to consumers. It tasked the Millennium …

Read More »

Newspaper vendors going out of business in Accra

Some newspaper sellers in Accra on Thursday expressed concern about the uploading of news stories on the internet, and other social media platforms, which was affecting patronage of newspapers. A newspaper vendor told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that apart from the resort to the internet and other …

Read More »

University of Ghana pays tribute to Late Kofi Annan

The University of Ghana, amidst a soulful dirge and appellations, on Friday evening paid emotional tribute to the memory of late Kofi Annan, who served as Chancellor of the University for a decade; 2008 to 2018. At a Remembrance Service held in his honour, past and present officials of the …

Read More »

Planting for Food and Jobs fraught with challenges in first year – Study

A study to assess the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme (PFJ) in its first year has shown that the programme was fraught with a number of challenges resulting in farmers not deriving full benefits from the programme. The study conducted in 15 districts including Savelugu and …

Read More »

GRA warns importers against smuggling

Mr Paul Kwesi Ahiakpor, Assistant Commissioner, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Northern Region, has warned importers to desist from smuggling goods because they will be arrested and made to face the necessary sanctions. He said the GRA had put in place systems help arrest anybody …

Read More »