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Two robbers jailed 80 years in Kumasi

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two people to 40 years imprisonment each for attempting to snatch a taxi cab from its driver. Baba Atia alias “Ackom”, 20, a labourer and Mohammed Adongo also known as “Colio”, 31, a taxi driver, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and robbery. Kwadwo John, …

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Court orders arrest of juror

A Koforidua High Court has ordered the arrest of a juror, Mr Teye Tetteh, and issued a bench warrant for the arrest of another juror empanelled on a murder case for allegedly demanding monies from the relatives of the accused person. The other juror whose name was not given by …

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One water pump restored at Weija

One of the four water pumps that were damaged at the Weija Water Works has been restored ahead of the arrival of engineers from South Africa to fix the problem, an official of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) told the GNA on Tuesday. Mr Michael Agyemang, Public Relations Director of …

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Auditing and Accountancy workshop ends in Winneba

The Committee of Internal Auditors, University of Ghana (CIA-UG) with the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) has organised a day’s career exposition workshop for about 260 students from the Zion Girls Senior High School in Winneba. The workshop was to expose the auditing and Accountancy professions …

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Expert urges attention to skills and competence

An expert in Technical and Vocational Training has called on stakeholders in the Division to give more attention to skills and competence than paper qualification to enable Ghana to compete with other industrialised nations. Mr Nicholas Opoku, Chairman for the 15-member Board of Council for Technical and Vocational Education and …

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National Health Insurance beneficiaries asked to renew membership early

Mr. Abraham Asumah, the Wa East District Scheme Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme, has urged beneficiaries of the scheme to always renew their membership early to avoid any disappointment when they fall ill. He said members of the scheme in the district whose cards had expired came to …

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Ghana has not blocked Kosmos-ExxonMobil deal, but threatens to if…

Ghana is said to have denied blocking the deal between Kosmos Energy and ExxonMobil, but threatens to do so if the parties do not abandon the deal, the Reuters reported quoting unnamed government sources. The report citing an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday  which said that the …

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M&J Bribery case: CHRAJ concerned about unavailability of documents from UK SFO

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice is “deeply concerned” about its inability to obtain from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of the United Kingdom documents which formed the basis for bribery allegations made against several Ghanaian officials in the Mabey and Johnson (M&J) case. “To date, the Commission …

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40,000 tonnes of Ghana's cocoa lost to smuggling since October 2009

About 40,000 metric tonnes of cocoa have been lost through smuggling to neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire and Togo since the beginning of the Main Crop season in October last year, Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) said on Monday. “There may be a deficit because just as we did the forecast people are …

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Anti-money laundering workshop opens in Ghana

Professor Newman Kusi, Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, on Monday called for the collaboration and full cooperation of financial institutions to eliminate money laundering and terrorist financing. He said currently the aim of achieving the elimination of the “monster” had become very difficult, as financial …

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