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Mrs Gifty Twum Ampofo (3rd right) launching the Right to Dream Academy goal project at Akrade in the Eastern Region Picture: Emmanuel Quaye

General News

A community project initiated by Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (Stanchart) to harness and develop the skills and talents of girls to become responsible citizens (under its flagship programme known as the Goal Project) is benefitting more than 800 young girls in deprived communities in the country. 

The Goal project, initiated in the country in 2006, is to provide financial support for the young girls in respect of their education and life skills training to enable them to play active leadership roles in their families, communities and Ghana as a whole.

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for co-operation between their two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns.

Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for co-operation to guide these relations, with this development hampering the deepening of bilateral ties and cooperation amongst the two countries.

Members of the Kenyan team and Ghana's civil society organisations

General News

A team of Kenyan judges is in the country to engage Ghanaians and other stakeholders on the conduct of Ghana’s 2016 general election. The visit is to prepare judges for Kenya’s national elections later this year.

Mr Boakye Agyarko (left) addressing participants during the ceremony. BELOW: Mr Mikhail Chudakov (right), Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), presenting the Intergrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Report to Mr Boakye Agyarko. Picture: EDNA ADU-SERWAA

General News

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has identified 19 issues for Ghana to address to ensure efficient roll-out of her Nuclear Power Programme. The 19 issues, which were highlighted in the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) report conducted by the IAEA, included energy planning studies, identification of candidate sites for the nuclear energy plant and preliminary evaluation of the existing grid infrastructure.

Mr Dominic Nitiwul (right) inspecting one of the structures at the Army Recruits Training School at Shai Hills

General News

The Defence Minister, Mr Dominic Nitiwul, has instructed the release of $100 million for the refurbishment of dilapidated structures at the Army Recruits Training School (ARTS) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) at Shai Hills.

Ms Ayorkor Botchwey (2nd right), Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a group picture with other officials at the event. They include Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Ken Amankwa, the Chairman of Ghana 60 Years On Planning Committee, Baroness Valerie Amos and Mr Richard Dowden

General News

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has said the government is using the celebration of 60 years of independence to marshall Ghanaians at home and in the Diaspora to build equal opportunities for all.

Mr Frank Okpenyen with President President Nana Akufo-Addo

Politics

All the 37 members of the Nzema East Municipal Assembly in the Western Region voted to confirm the President's nominee, Mr Frank Okpenyen as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) during a meeting on Tuesday at Axim.

Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa

Politics

Newly confirmed Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the Volta Region have been tasked to adopt innovative ways of harnessing potentials and resources for the development of the region.

Mr Ebenezer Nartey (right) presenting the items to Mr Martin Apima for the BECE Candidates. With them are Agnes Sackitey (left), Circuit Supervisor of Mataheko Cluster of School. Picture: ESTHER ADJEI

Politics

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, has advised students to take their academic work seriously and avoid examination malpractices.

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu

Politics

A minister of state in the erstwhile Mahama administration, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, has said it will be an act of bad faith for appointees of the former President to cross swords with him over the flagbearship of the party if he decides to lead the party in the next election.

Madam Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi

Politics

Sixty-six out of 68 assembly  members have finally voted YES to endorse the President's nominee, Madam Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi, as the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

Mr William Tevie, the former Chief Executive Officer of National Communications Authority, Mr Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, the former Board Chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA)

Politics

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has retrieved $1 million out of the $4 million allegedly embezzled by top officials of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and National Security under the guise of procuring a listening device to counter terrorism in Ghana.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

The Black Starlets of Ghana have qualified for the finals of the 2017 CAF U-17 Nations Cup after edging Niger 6-5 on penalties today at the Stade de Port Gentil in Gabon.

Newcastle United have confirmed the permanent signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea.

The 25-year-old Ghana international spent last season on loan at St. James' Park, making 32 league appearances and scoring five goals as Rafa Benítez's side lifted the Sky Bet Championship title.

Kwesi Appiah will take charge of his first international friendly since his return when he leads the local-based Black Stars to face their Beninese counterparts on tomorrow at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The game will be Appiah's second of his latest stint as Black Stars coach which started on May 1.

Defending champions, Immigration Service will seek to return to winning ways on Saturday as they come up against struggling Team Baboo in a week four clash of the ongoing national table tennis league at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.

After being brought down to earth by Tesano Spinners in a top-of-the-table encounter last Saturday, the Immigration lads, made of top national seeds, have quickly come to the realisation that this season could be arduous.

With the elevation of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) as a full member of the World Rugby Federation, officials are now aiming at qualifying to the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, next year.

The task, according to the Tournament Commissioner of the GRFU, Steve Noi, is daunting as more effort and resources are needed to make the dream a reality.

Ghana’s national U-17 male football team, Black Starlets, have their sights set on a final berth,  as they face Le Mena Cadets of Niger this afternoon in the first semi-final game of the ongoing Africa U-17 Championship in Gabon at the Stade de Port Gentil later today.

The sterling performance at the group stage have placed the Starlets in the favourites bracket to go through to the next stage of the competition, though they admit it will not be an easy fight.

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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.

Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood

Business News

The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, has lauded the launch of “The Admiral”, a book which outlines maritime law and international trade.

 At the launch of the book, the Chief Justice congratulated all stakeholders who contributed to the launch of the book, which she said would serve as a ready reference for judges of the Supreme Courts, maritime lawyers and researchers.

Mr Charles Darku, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited

Business News

Oil exploration company, Tullow is seeking to invest in new exploration opportunities in the country, aside its two major projects, Jubilee and Tweneboa- Enyera- Ntomme (TEN) fields.

Dr Ernest Addison, Governor, BoG

Business News

The Bank of Ghana is set to increase the minimum capital of banks from GH¢120 million to GH¢200 by July this year, following extensive engagements with stakeholders in the financial sector.

Sakut Amenga-Etego making his presentation

Showbiz News

The first PechaKucha event in Ghana, last week enchanted a capacity audience with rapid- paced verbal and pictorial presentations at the Goethe-Institut in Accra.  

In a friendly atmosphere, Sakut Amenga-Etego (Writer / Journalist), Akosua Osei-Appaw (Development Planner / Photographer), Ama Asantewa Diaka (Writer / Poet) and Gifty Achira (Webster University MBA Student) among others, freely shared ideas, stories and experiences based on their lives.

From left, Kofi Amoakohene, Okyeame Kwame, Paa K. Holdbrook-Smith and MUSIGA president, Obuor were at Midem 2016

Showbiz News

Representatives from Scratch Studios and Entertainment Limited in Accra will once again be in Cannes, France from Tuesday, June 6  to  Friday, June 9 for this year’s Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale (Midem).

Kwaku Manu

Showbiz News

Popular Kumawood actor, Kwaku Manu has slammed those who look down on Kumawood and its actors just because the language of communication is a local dialect.

He believes such people should rather praise Kumawood for saving the country’s movie industry from drowning in the influx of Nigerian movies at a time when the Ghanaian film industry was still struggling.

Salman Abedi, 22, has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power

International News

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.

Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company.

James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences

International News

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.

Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012.