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We do not see cases in party colours – Judges and Magistrates

The Association of Magistrates and Judges on Friday stated that the courts do not see cases in party colours and that for any criminal prosecution to succeed, the state must successfully discharge its burden of proof. “It is important to understand the basis within which the criminal justice system works …

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Chinery Hesse appointed member of AU Panel of the Wise

Mrs Mary Chinery Hesse of Ghana has been appointed as the West African representative on African Union (AU) Panel of The Wise for a first three-year term, a release from the AU Commission said on Friday. Other members of the Panel appointed for their first term are Former President Kenneth …

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Two-day workshop on rural financing in Accra

A two-day sub-regional workshop on rural finance intermediation for growth and wealth creation in Africa is underway in Accra. The workshop which attracted 26 participants from financial institutions from Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia, is being hosted by the Bank of Ghana (BOG), ARB Apex Bank (AAB) and Agricultural Development …

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Jirapa District spends over GH¢10,000 on doctors

The Jirapa District Assembly, has from January to July this year spent over GH¢10,000 on motivational allowances for both residents and Cuban doctors serving in the District. A monthly motivational allowances of GH¢500 and GH¢140 were paid to a resident doctor and a Cuban doctor serving in the District respectively. …

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African military communication exercise ends in Accra

The fourth edition of the international military communication exercise  “African Endeavour 2010” ended in Accra on Friday with a call on participating countries to use that platform to forge synergies that would bring lasting peace to the African continent. Thirty-six countries, two sub-regional organisations and three international bodies took part …

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57 remand prisoners to be freed on bail

Fifty-seven prisoners, two of them females, who have been on remand for between five months to eight years without trial, would be freed on bail. This would be after they have satisfied conditions set by the Court. The decision followed five days of sitting at the Kumasi Central Prison by …

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Palm oil producers hold forum

Small-scale oil palm growers and other stakeholders in the Eastern and Ashanti Regions on Thursday met at the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) at Kwae, to deliberate on sustainable practices in small-scale palm oil production. The meeting, which was convened at the instance of GOPDC, was to enhance broad …

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No substance in Sima’s allegation over use of visa and master cards – Court declares

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Thursday ruled that there was no substance in the allegations raised by Ibrahim Sima, Chief Executive Officer of Exopa Modelling Agency, that his master and visa cards were being used although he was in remand. This was after the court had received a …

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VEEP urges Finance Minister to allocate more funds for water

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to consider prioritizing water and sanitation in the next budget. He also advocated public-private partnership by calling on the private sector to partner government in providing adequate sanitation facilities throughout the country. “The on-going …

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