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The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSG) has raised concerns with the proliferation and abuse of Tramadol, a painkiller (opioid analgesic), in the country.

According to the society, the most recent form as being speculated in the media and findings of the society have shown the high doses of tramadol (200mg/250mg) popularly called “TRAMOL” among the youth.

The suspect, Danjimah

General News

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has declared a suspected notorious armed robber, identified as Danjimah, wanted for his involvement in several robbery attacks with other members of his gang in Sunyani and its environs recently.

The Command has subsequently placed an undisclosed amount of money as a reward to anyone who provides the Police with relevant information that can lead to his arrest.

The Ghana Police Service

General News

Four suspected armed robbers were killed at Manso Kensere in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region early yesterday morning.

Three of the suspects died in a shootout with the police, while the fourth is suspected to have been lynched by the members of the community.

Jailed Mawarko supervisor

General News

Moves by Jihad Chaaban, the jailed Mawarko restaurant supervisor, to be granted bail pending his appeal was yesterday dismissed by the Accra High Court.

Chaaban was on August 2, 2017, slapped with a nine month jail term by the Abeka District Court for shoving the face of a female employee, Evelyn Boakye, into a blender filled with pepper, onions and other vegetables.

The Police has invited the Union Executives of the New Times Corporation (NTC) and the leadership of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) following the protest against the company’s Managing Director, Madam Carol Annang.

The workers have resolved not to back down their protest against the MD until their demands are met.

When President Akufo-Addo met President Donald Trump

General News

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State,, on Wednesday, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on US-African relations.

The daughter of Ghana’s first President, Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of advocating for the preservation of September 21 as Founder’s Day, only to score political points.

The NDC government in 2009, set aside September 21, which is Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday to celebrate him as a founder of Ghana.

There have been debates with some arguing that Nkrumah is not the only founder of Ghana. 

Greater Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr Ade Coker

Politics

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will scrap its biometric membership register to pave way for re-registration.

According to the Greater Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Ade Coker, the plan to ditch the biometric system is to bring sanity into the party’s register.

Speaking at the party’s unity walk in Accra on Thursday, Mr Coker attributed one of the causes of the party’s defeat in the 2016 election to the biometric register.

Madam Pokuah Sawyerr (2nd left) with Benedicta and some officials of the hospital

Politics

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Agona East Constituency, Madam Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, has extended a hand of support to an amputee to help save her life.

The 15 year-old amputee, Benedicta, from the Volta Region, had her right leg amputated last Monday because it was getting rotten. She suffered from a minor injury in 2015.

Madam Naana Eyiah

Politics

In her quest to resource health facilities to provide the best of health care to patients and residents in her constituency, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central, Madam Naana Eyiah Quansah, has handed over assorted medical consumables to the Gomoa Obuasi Health Centre at a short ceremony.

The presentation was in response to a request made by the District Health Directorate to the MP for the provision of quality health care for patrons of the facility.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has waded into the debate as to whether or not Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, founded Ghana.

According to him, Dr Nkrumah must be given the due recognition on his birthday, September 21.

National Chairman of CPP - Prof Edmund Delle

Politics

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has threatened to scrap the controversial proposal of August 4 as Founders Day when it wins political power.

This follows a proposal by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government to shift the celebration from the traditional September 21 to August 4 in recognition of the role the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) and other nationalist movements played in the country’s independence struggle.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

The D.G. Hathiramani Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium was set agog last Saturday when the female side of Team Coach Addo clashed with Ghana Army in a sixth week fixture of the second round of the Stanbic Bank-Graphic Sports National Table Tennis League.

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, has sought audience with the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, to set the tone for Ghana’s maiden participation in the World Islamic Solidarity Games scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, in 2021.

To this end, the GOC and the Islamic community in Ghana led by the National Chief Imam have agreed to begin the necessary paper works to pave way for Ghana to become a member of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), organisers of the quadrennial games.

The President of the Ghana Golf Association, Mike Aggrey (left) addressing the launch, with him are Justice Emile Short and Special Advisor at the Ministry of Business Development (Office of the President), Afua Asabea Asare.

Sports News

Organisers of the maiden edition of the Head of State Invitational Golf Tournament slated for October 6 at the Achimota Golf Course have vowed to contribute towards the development of the country by bringing together business leaders to lay the foundation of $50 million worth of business.

In an address at the launch of the competition today in Accra, the President of the Ghana Golf Association, Mike Aggrey, said stroke play format contest will be contested by 90 carefully selected leaders of industry, who will use the opportunity to explore business opportunities.

Black Stars B deputy skipper, Amos Frimpong, has attributed his side's 0-2 defeat to Nigeria in the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup tournament to injuries to key players.

Frimpong, who himself sustained an injury during last Monday’s last Group A game, believes the team were ready to bounce back in the semi-finals tomorrow.

Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Thomas Abbey, has urged the public to desist from castigating Coach Maxwell Konadu for his decision to play some of his players out of position in the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup.

Abbey, who was adjudged the NASCO Man-of-the-match in their 2-0 win over Guinea last Thursday, noted that Coach Konadu’s decision was rather helping the players to discover their potentials and skills, as well as challenging them to give of their best.

Accra Hearts of Oak say it would take more than a fortune for arch-rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko to price out their revered midfielder, Winful Cobbinah, from the club.

Cobbinah, together with teammate Thomas Abbey, have become the main targets of some local clubs, with media reports suggesting the Porcupine Warriors were ready to break the bank to lure the duo to the Garden City.

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Mr Kenneth Ashigbey (right), Managing Director, Graphic Communications Group Limited in a conversation with Mr Peter Osei Duah, CEO of ALLSTAR Insurance Brokers

Business News

The Managing Director (MD) of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, has called for a proper management of pension funds to help realise a significant growth in the income of pensioners during retirement.

He explained that besides the basic aim of guaranteeing the survival of pensioners, the fund also serves as a major source of long-term funding for governments to transform an economy.

Mr Hayford Atta Krufi, CEO NPRA

Business News

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has stated that the country’s pensions scheme does not need any additional laws to clearly spell out the benefits contributors to pension funds should receive after retirement.

The authority said this in response to the request of the implementation of a new law to regulate the calculation of the benefits for pensioners which was allegedly illegal.

Angela Akosua Gyasi

Business News

A legal practitioner and partner at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah law firm, Ms Angela Akosua Gyasi, has tasked pension contributors to take keen interest in the management of their funds by ensuring that they are in tune with how and what their deductions are invested in.

The extra vigilance is needed to put managers of the tier one pension funds, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), on its feet to act right and in the interest of contributors, Ms Gyasi, who is in-charge of pensions, employment and immigration at the private firm said.

Jessica Williams

Showbiz News

Counsellor George Lutterodt does not shy away from controversy and has over the years made a number of outrageous statements about women, relationships and everything in between. Now he is getting a response to one of such statements from actress Jessica Williams who rocks natural hair also.

The Counsellor has on a number of times claimed that women, especially the single ones, who have short hair are frustrated but Jessica Williams has dismissed his statement saying it is rather a statement of boldness.

Management of Kumawood actor cum musician, Kwadwo Nkansah aka Lil Win says Ghanaians have not been fair to him over the controversy surrounding his latest single, Corner Corner.  

Abdul Zach Amissah, who speaks for Lil Win, says Ghanaians have pronounced judgement on the Ladder hitmaker without even hearing his side of the matter.

Lucky Mensah

Showbiz News

Highlife musician, Lucky Mensah, says he has no regrets throwing his support behind the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and will not ditch the party no matter what happens.

For him, the NPP has in the short time it’s been in office proven to be a serious party determined to better the lives of Ghanaians and he cannot help but support a path of progress.

North Korea's foreign minister has delivered a scornful response to US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the hermit kingdom, likening it to the sound of "a dog barking."

Ri Yong Ho, who is in the US for the United Nations General Assembly, said he "felt sorry" for Trump's advisers after the speech on Tuesday.

Hurricane Maria damaged buildings in Puerto Rico and left streets covered in debris

International News

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said.

The US National Hurricane Center said "catastrophic" flooding was sweeping parts of the island.

Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small island of Dominica, hit on Monday.

Members of the Global-High Level Panel on Water and Peace, with Federal councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; François Münger, Director of the Geneva Water Hub, and Prof. Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva

International News

A report of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace has been launched in Geneva, Switzerland, the green city of Europe.

The report, titled: “A Matter of Survival”, tries to generate extensive international awareness of water resources and their proper management.