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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has rendered an unqualified apology to Kwaku Vito, the owner of a bread factory in Kumasi, who he (Dumelo) mocked on social media over the weekend.

Dumelo said he called the young entrepreneur and apologised for “misjudging his inspiring and humble actions by selling on streets with his employees”.

Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of BoG

General News

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has cut its benchmark interest rate by 100 basis points from 23.5 to 22.5 per cent, citing a downward trend in inflation towards medium term targets.

The BoG has set eight plus or minus two percentage points as its medium target and the central bank Governor, Dr Ernest Addison is confident that the downside risks to growth outweigh the upside risks to inflation in the outlook and therefore the decision to cut the policy rate.

Three persons have been confirmed dead following an armed robbery attack at Tatale in the Tatale-Sangule District in the Northern Region on Sunday evening.

Among the dead are two of the suspected robbers and a resident of Tatale who died at the Tatale Health Centre.

The body of the woman, identified only as Daavi, was found with blood oozing from her nostrils.

General News

The police at Kotobabi are working to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a woman whose body was found close to the Maamobi General Hospital in Accra last Wednesday dawn.

Mrs Cecillia Abena Dapaah, Minister of Aviation

General News

The Minister of Aviation, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has said the government would look for funding to make the Wa Airport operational.

“We will address all challenges impeding the operations of the airport,” the Aviation Minister told Mr Sulemana Alhassan, the Upper West Regional Minister, during a courtesy call on him.

Members of the Joint Management Pipeline Committee (JMPC), formed by four fuel depots in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region, have given an assurance that adequate safety and security measures have been put in place to forestall any fire outbreak in their operational areas.

The companies, with their respective establishments in New Takoradi, are: Cirrus Oil Services Limited, Blue Ocean Investment Limited, Ghanstock Limited and United Storage Company.

Some Akufo-Addo appointees 'corrupt': Martey

Politics

There are some corrupt appointees in the Nana Akufo-Addo government, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey, has said.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Prof Martey said: "NPP also has bad elements.

“Even some of their appointees are not correct...they are corrupt."

Galamsey worsened under Mahama: Martey

Politics

Illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) had a field day under the Mahama administration, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey, has said.

The cleric told journalists in Koforidua on Monday, 22 May that the government of Mr John Mahama identified the cause of galamsey but failed to deal with it despite his promptings.

The bane of agriculture in Africa is the disinterest of educated young people in the sector, Ghana’s former President, Mr John Dramani Mahama has said.

According to him, the perception that agriculture is not financially rewarding and not “cool” has made African youth turn their back to the sector.

President Akufo-Addo’s appointee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bosomtwe, Mr Joseph Kwasi Asumin

Politics

After failing in his first attempt to get the endorsement of the assembly members, President Akufo-Addo’s appointee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bosomtwe, Mr Joseph Kwasi Asumin, last Friday got a 94 per cent endorsement after 47 out of the 50 assembly members voted while three others voted against him.

Mr Rockson Ayine Bukari

Politics

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Rockson Ayine Bukari, has called on the feuding factions in the Bolgatanga chieftaincy dispute to give peace a chance.

Mr Dan Botwe (arrowed), with members of the Volta Region House of Chiefs

Politics

Regional re-organisation and Development Minister Dan Botwe has said the creation of new regions is not an arbitrary imposition by government but a constitutional requirement which has been advanced by the both the ruling government and the Minority.

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Former Ghana international Anthony Yeboah says he has no immediate plans to return to football administration after being frustrated out of football a few years ago due to alleged underhand dealings by referees whom he accused of undermining his team’s effort in the second-tier league.

The 50-year-old legend, who scored 29 goals in 59 matches for Ghana between 1985 and 1997, has suggested that referees caught in collecting bribes to influence matches should be prosecuted and jailed like criminals to deter others.

Ibrahim Gedo — Ready to receive the mantle from Derek Abrefa

Sports News

Tesano Spinners Table Tennis Club last Saturday dethroned Immigration from the top of the ladder after defeating them 3-2 in match one of the league staged at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.

Top seed Derek Abrefa was beaten 3-2 by Nigerian import Ahmed Bello in a pulsating encounter before fellow Nigerian Akimbi Rilwan thrashed second seed Felix Lartey 3-1 to put Spinners ahead.

 

Strange decisions taken by referee Dan Dogbetor  during  the Accra Hearts of Oak vrs Kotoku Royals MTN FA Cup match became the main subject of discussion after Hearts defeated the Akim Oda-based club 4-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday.

At Swedru, Kumasi Asante Kotoko needed a second half goal from Baba Mahama to advance to the MTN FA Cup Round of 16 at the expense of second tier side Proud United.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin

Sports News

Ghana U-17 coach, Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabian says Africa will be well represented at the forthcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in India and believes the Black Starlets will shine and maintain the team’s proud tradition at the global stage.

The Starlets completed the preliminary round of the African championship with a scoreless draw with Guinea at Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville last Saturday, finishing as the top side in Group A and securing a semi-final spot.

CEO of Vodafone, Yolanda Cuba (third from left), and her entourage pay a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II ahead of the Asantehene Golf Championships

Sports News

A colourful ceremony is expected to herald the tee-off of the Vodafone 60th Asantehene Open Golf Championship at the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi this Wednesday May 24 2017.

Middle distance runner Alex Amankwah became the fourth Ghanaian athlete to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship in London after setting a National Record of 1minute:44.80 seconds to win the Georgia Meet of Champions on Friday night in the USA.

Amankwah, 25, dipped below the 1:45.90seconds entry standard to claim his ticket for the Championship.

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Actress, Yvonne Okoro flanked by sisters Elizabeth (left) and and Roseline

Fashion

The second edition of the Glitz Women of the Year Honours came off recently at the Banquet Hall of the State House and patrons ensured that they made bold fashion statements.

Time together with your lover promotes bonding

Relationships

Our maker who is love made us in His image and also as social beings. He, therefore, puts something in us that makes us love and be loved as we make time for our lovers. 

Love, among others, improves how you feel about yourself and, therefore, improves the quality of life.

Satchel bag

Fashion

When it comes to mixing and matching your bags, a lot will depend on why you want to carry a bag. 

If it is to make a fashion statement then go for something trendy and in vogue. If you want to project a conservative look your best choice would be subtle or dark colours.

Mr Yofi Grant (left) with Ms Florizelle Liser after her courtesy call

Business News

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC), Mr Yofi Grant, has said the upcoming US/Africa Business Summit scheduled for next month  will provide a “great opportunity” for Ghanaian businesses looking forward to trade and business dealings with players in the United States of America (USA) private sector.

According to him, this year’s summit which is being organised by Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a trade association focused on strengthening commercial relationships between the US and the African continent,  will have “a Ghana-specific agenda through the Doing Business in Ghana seminar”, a special event that will be held to create the right platform for direct interaction and idea sharing.

Mary Agyemang unveiled JRF-Ghana brand ambassador

Business News

Juvenile Reform Foundation (JRF)-Ghana has named gospel musician Mary Agyemang as its brand ambassador.

The ‘change over’ hitmaker will spearhead upcoming programmes by the foundation.

Mary Agyemang who climbed to the limelight in the music and creative art industry in 2009, and JRF-Ghana will organise charity concerts both locally and internationally.

President Akufo-Addo with the team from Stanchart after the meeting.

Business News

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Mrs Mansa Nettey, has expressed the bank’s commitment to supporting the new government’s developmental agenda.

Interestingly, no winning African act, since 2011 has ever scoffed at picking his award ‘backstage’

Showbiz News

For the past four or so years, the announcement of the nominees for the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, especially that for the Best International Act- Africa, is always greeted with intense chatter.

One recurring issue of the Awards is the so-called ‘backstage’ presentation of the award to the winner of the African category.  

Mohammed Abdul-Ganiyu is a young composer, singer, rapper and performer who asserts that Hip-Hop is not a new phenomenon in this country and that its current impact here is as strong as that of Dancehall.

Gifty Osei

Showbiz News

For many Ghanaians abroad, nothing  brings the flavours of home more forcefully  than live Ghanaian music. That’s why the folks in London have been anxiously waiting  to know the venue for their turn of  the ‘Our Gratitude UK  Concerts’ involving gospel music greats Rev. Yawson, Gifty Osei, Tagoe Sisters and Noble Nketsiah supported by two United Kingdom-based artistes.

The schoolgirls were reunited with their families May 20 in Abuja.

International News

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.

The former captives, now ages 18-21, are believed to have been among the 276 pupils forced from their beds by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night in April 2014.

A spate of attacks on women and children has shocked the country

International News

Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children.

One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility for the increase in beatings, sex attacks and killings. 

Earlier this month police made similar arrests in the city of Surabaya

International News

Indonesian police have arrested 141 men attending what they called a "gay sex party" at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday.

Police said attendees, including a Briton and a Singaporean, paid 185,000 rupiahs ($14; £10) to attend.