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Ghana government keen on raising rice production

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said the government was committed to developing the rice industry into a major income earner to contribute to rural poverty reduction. He, therefore, appealed for investments, particularly in mechanization services, for harvesting and milling, which are big challenges to the growth …

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Trinity College holds 65th graduation

President John Evans Atta Mills at the weekend urged Ministers of the Gospel not to compromise the unique positions they occupy in society. He said Men and Women of the Gospel must stay committed to their calling, warning that the nation is doomed if the Church reneges on its duty …

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ICGC Life Walk ends in excitement

The International Central Gospel Church’s (ICGC) annual life walk event ended successfully with the prospect of good health for the over 10,000 excited participants. Led by Dr Mensah Otabil, the general overseer of the church, the participants, who came from all walks, endured some 18-kilometres fatigue in a return trip, …

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Arabic should be made examinable subject – Council

The National Islamic Education Unit Council has reiterated the demand that Arabic be made an examinable subject at the Basic Education Certificate Examination. This the council said was necessary to open up more educational opportunities for Muslim students, particularly in Arabic-speaking countries. Sheikh Dr Ismael Saeed Adam, an Executive Member, …

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Teachers in Kumasi return to empty classrooms

Although the striking teachers in the Kumasi Metropolis have returned to the classroom, school attendance is low. A tour of some of the schools’ by the Ghana News Agency including the AME Zion, Atwere M/A Basic, T.I. Ahmadiyya ‘B’ and Amakom-Abrotia Basic showed the classrooms were virtually empty. This made …

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Youth behaviour needs divine intervention – Priest

The Reverend Philip Obeng Adjei, Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager of Methodist Schools, on Friday said the rate at which sexual immorality had gained prominence among the youth in the country needed an urgent divine intervention. He entreated the clergy to pray and deliver the youth from this crooked and perverse lifestyle. …

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Ghana’s sheabutter producers want foreign markets for their produce

The Sunbawiera Sheanuts Producers Association at Kperisi in the Wa Municipality has urged the government to help introduce sheabutter producers to foreign markets to gain better prices for their produce. The Association said they were currently at the mercy of middle men and women who offered them prices that did …

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Two charged with deceit of public officer

Two persons, Yaw Asuming, an auto-electrician and Kwame Agyiri, were on Friday arraigned at the Kade District Magistrate’s Court charged with deceiving a public officer. Prosecuting, Detective Corporal Owusu Achiaw told the court presided over by Mr Abdul Majid Iliasu that on November 26 last year, 14 gallons of palm …

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Excessive patronage of top facilities undermining free maternal health services

The low patronage of antenatal care and normal delivery care services at the lower level health facilities in Ghana could affect the sustainability of the free maternal health services. Cost of free maternal services have been consistently higher at high level facilities putting so much stress on the British Grant …

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Christendom asked to call unethical pastors to order

Christendom has been asked to call to order unethical pastors, who abused vulnerable people with the excuse of exorcising them from witchcraft. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander, made the call at this year’s Annual WASSA of the Tema Regional Police Command, in Tema on …

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