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Fire destroys Metro Mass Transit bus (photos)

General News

One of the newly acquired buses of the Metro Mass Transit was burnt beyond repairs on Wednesday at Opeikuma junction.

The bus with registration number GR 5182-15 caught fire whilst it was transporting passengers.

Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, Director of the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital addressing participants at the graduation ceremony

General News

The National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (NRPSBC) has taken a bold step to save the country thousands of cedis that go into the training of Plastic Surgery and Burns nurses abroad.

Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, Vice Chancellor, UPSA

General News

The Faculty of Accounting and Finance (FAF) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has launched its Professional Week celebrations with a charge to students to build their entrepreneurial skills while in school.

Mr John Dekyem Attafuah

General News

Mr John Dekyem Attafuah, a Management Consultant, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited.

He holds a degree in Computer Science and Statistics, from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master of Science degree, in Systems Development from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Mr Andy Karas (3rd left) explaining a point during the press briefing. Those with him are Mr Kwesi Korboe (right), Mr Kevin Sharp (left), and Mr Brian Conklin (2nd left), both representatives of USAID.

General News

More than 140,000 farmers in the Northern Region have had their incomes doubled in the last four years following a policy to make high-yielding seed varieties accessible to rural farmers under the Feed the Future (FTF) programme of the US government.

Mr Simon Osei-Mensah

General News

As part of activities marking Ghana’s diamond jubilee celebration, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, and two other indigenes of the Bosomtwe District have been honoured  at a special ceremony at Kuntanase by the Bosomtwe District Assembly for their meritorious support towards the development of the area.

The two other awardees are the Presiding Member (PM) of the Bosomtwe Assembly, Lawyer Joseph Kwasi Assumin, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.

Dr Kwabena Adjei: I am very happy that Akufo-Addo is President

Politics

Former national chairman of the National Democratic Congrress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei says he is very happy that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected President of Ghana.

To him, Nana Addo’s age [72year] makes him an endowed person with lots of experience to lead the country.

“I’m happy because he comes with a wealth of experience that will help and then a certain respectability from the elder people,” Dr Adjei said in a radio interview on Wednesday night on Accra based Starr FM. 

Dr Kwabena Adjei: I’m not surprised NDC lost 2016 Elections

Politics

Former national chairman of the National Democratic Congress Dr. Kwabena Adjei has stated that he was not surprised that the NDC lost the 2016 presidential election.

According to him, the party was certain to lose after delegates failed to re-elect him for another term as chairman of the party.

 

Dr Kwabena Adjei: Mahama was surrounded by inexperienced appointees

Politics

A former national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr Kwabena Adjei has opened up about some of the happenings in the party he led for nine years.

In a radio interview on Starr FM Wednesday evening, Dr Adjei said Former President John Mahama surrounded himself with “inexperienced” people.

Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the death of Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey as the biggest gap in the 2016 electoral victory of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking through a teleconference from Switzerland, President Akufo-Addo described Mr Obestebi-Lamptey as a “huge pillar” and “stalwart” of the party.

Nana Dr S.K.B. Asante

Politics

A constitutional lawyer, Nana Dr S.K.B. Asante, has stated that freedom of religion is a prerequisite to religious tolerance.

He emphasised that freedom of religion and religious tolerance were core values not only in constitutional democracies but in pluralistic societies which are undergoing the process of integration and national cohesion.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, has called for strict enforcement of gaming laws to stop the operation of illegal gambling facilities and sports betting shops in the country.

He asked also for the amendment of the Gaming Act 2006 (Act 721) to incorporate control measures to reduce the proliferation of gambling facilities in the country.

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Tom Strand and Godwin Attram

Sports News

Swedish coach Tom Strand could soon take over the technical direction of Accra Great Olympics in a determined bid to halt the club’s declining fortunes which has seen them languishing in the relegation zone at the 12th position of the Ghana Premier League log.

Kotoko CEO - Herbert Mensah

Sports News

 

A former Kumasi Asante Kotoko CEO, Herbert Mensah, is rumoured to be leaning towards Accra Hearts of Oak to be considered as the CEO when Vincent Sowah Odotei quits.

Odotei is said to be heading towards  the exit after he was nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo for a deputy ministerial position at the Ministry of Communications.

 

The Technical Director of the Ghana Cycling Federation, Mr Shaaban Mohammed has been appointed the President of the Para Cycling Commission on Africa.

This was announced at the just ended African Cycling Commission (CAC) Congress which took place in Cairo, Egypt.

Ghanaian Dutch-born international Raymond Gyasi has completed a transfer to Norwegian side Stabaek Fotball. Gyasi's transfer was confirmed by his managers, Eden Sports Group in a post on Twitter.

Former Dutch footballer George Boateng, Barcelona great Ronaldinho and ex-England goalkeeper David James will be among seven famous footballers to participate in exhibition games come July in Pakistan.

The organisers said on Thursday that the fixtures are part of plans to build on the "comfort zone" from the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League cricket final in Lahore earlier this month.

 

Manchester United have confirmed Bastian Schweinsteiger will join Chicago Fire where Ghana attacker David Accam plays.

The German midfielder has released an emotional statement expressing his sadness over leaving but gratitude to the Premier League side.

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Relationship can thrive only when both partners feel grateful and blessed to be together

Relationships

You’ve heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” That’s generally true, but there are also some phrases that reveal important information about the person who speaks them.

Sometimes, the words that come out of an individual’s mouth demonstrate attitudes and beliefs that should cause you to tread carefully.

Different style and approach of texting when it comes to dating and new relationship

Relationships

When it comes to texting and its role in dating and new relationships, you and your partner may have a very different style and approach.

For instance, you may text non-stop with your friends, always utilise emojis and basically correspond in abbreviations all day long.

Try saying these cute things to your boyfriend to make him fall madly, deeply in love with you.

You probably tell your boyfriend daily "I love you" and that you and care about him. But, even though he loves hearing it, it can get a bit stale after awhile.

Sometimes finding a cute, unexpected or flirty way to express your loveto the guy you're dating will catch his attention in a way that a standard phrase just can't.

Alhaji Yahaya Yakubu (left), Director of Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing, making a remark at the meeting.

Business News

The Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) has proposed the setting up of a revolving housing fund to provide long-term funding to help address Ghana’s housing deficit.

The availability of long-term funding, it believes, will ease the cost of financing the construction of houses and thereby make the houses more affordable.

From left, clockwise: Aliko Dangote, Isabel dos Santos, Nathan Kirsch, Johann Rupert, Naguib Sawiris, Nassef Sawiris, Issad Rebrab, Mike Adenuga, Christoffel Wiese, Nicky Oppenheimer

Business News

Following several years of steady growth in Africa, the continent's wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds, and the plunge in the price of oil and commodities has continued to impact the fortunes of Africa's richest people.

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies

Business News

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) have assured the newly appointed Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority, Mr Alhassan S. Tampuli of their support towards his administration for a successful tenure.

According to them, there is the need for more consultative meetings with the various committees working under the NPA and those of the AOMCs.

The award was presented to Okyeame Kwame by Dr. Pauline Key, on behalf of former President Barrack Obama.

Showbiz News

Ghanaian artiste, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known popularly as "Okyeame Kwame" has received  a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his humanitarian efforts. 

The award was pinned on him on Sunday March 19, 2017 in Ohio in recognition of his Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana. 

Belinda Dzattah

Showbiz News

Slits in outfits is not new but it seems sky-high slits have been dominating the red carpet in recent times. And sometimes, it is not just a single slit but double ones too. While others may not be bold enough to bear that much flesh, others just know how to rock it well.

Africa Film Society's free outdoor film showcase 'Classics In The Park' will feature legendary Ghanaian Filmmaker, Kwaw Ansah for its 7th Edition.

Slated for March 25th, 6pm at Akola Boni Park in Osu, Nyaniba Estate, the award-winning director Kwaw Ansah will be available for a Q&A after the screening of his 1989

film 'Heritage Africa'.

An official statement says police officers must be held to high standards and that killing is treated seriously

International News

Ugandan police have launched a manhunt for four Flying Squad officers accused of shooting dead a three-year-old girl.

A man believed to be the suspect received medical treatment

International News

Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, have died in a terrorist incident near the UK's Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.

A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident

International News

A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police.

The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove a car across the bridge, before crashing it into railings.