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SSNIT $66m OBS Contract: Court orders state to file amended charge sheet by October 19

An Accra High Court hearing the case of Ernest Thompson, former Director General of the Social Security and National insurance Trust (SSNIT) and four others has granted an application of the state to amend count 11 and 12 of the charge sheet. It has therefore ordered prosecution led by Mrs. …

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Ghanaian children are under constant cyber attacks – Police

The Cybercrime Unit of the Ghana Police Service has raised concerns over the growing number of Ghanaian children, especially girls under 16 years, falling prey to persistent online bullying and attacks because of their vulnerability. “Each day we receive cases reported by parents or by victims of sexual exploitations online …

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adb to collaborate with Development Bank on its agribusiness financing agenda

The Agricultural Development Bank (adb) is looking forward to a closer collaboration with the new Development Bank Ghana (DBG) to push its agenda of agribusiness financing. The anticipated areas of collaboration include grant of financial assistance through adb to medium and long-term industries. Dr John Kumah,  a Deputy Minister of …

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Germany gives Ghana 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

The German Government is giving Ghana some 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to aid in the national vaccination campaign against the pandemic. The donation is part of the pledge made by Germany to make up to 70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries this …

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Give our youth employment opportunities – Tema Traditional Council

The Tema Traditional Council (TTC) has called on industries operating within its paramountcy to provide the teeming unemployed youth of the area with job opportunities. Nii Armah Somponu II, Tema Shipi, and Stool Secretary making the appeal during the Tema Annual Homowo durbar, said even though there were educated Tema …

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Development Bank Ghana to address failures in credit markets – Minister

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, says the establishment of the Development Bank Ghana will address failures in the Ghanaian credit markets and increase the availability of medium and long term finance. The bank will focus on agribusinesses with attention on off-farm value-chain activities, manufacturing , ICT, software and …

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Poverty is human right abuse – Prof Apusigah

Professor Agnes Atia Apusigah, a Development Sociologist, says poverty in any form is a human rights abuse and infringes on the dignity of the people. Professor Apusigah who is also the Vice President of Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences, therefore advocated a holistic approach and action driven interventions to address …

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Contractor locks down Methodist GETFUND classroom block in Takoradi

A-12-Unit Classroom block awarded on contract by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND), at the Methodist Senior High School at Kansaworodo in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis has been locked up. The Contractor of MANSASS Company Limited allegedly locked up the project due to GETFUND’s inability to pay him part of the …

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MP murder case: Defence wants court and jury to move to crime scene

Defence counsel for the two accused persons being held over the murder of former Abuakwa North Member of Parliament has prayed the Accra High Court trying them move the jury to the crime scene being the house of the slain legislator. Mr Yaw Dankwah, counsel for Daniel Asiedu, aka, Sexy …

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Police officers, three others remanded over secret burial of farmer  

Three Police officers were on Tuesday, remanded into prison custody by the Sunyani Circuit Court in connection with the death of a 48-year-old farmer at Seikwa in the Tain District of the Bono Region. General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, 24, General Corporal Williams Akussung, 38, and Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, 38, …

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