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General News

The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has announced the opening of the Tema Motorway Roundabout to traffic, after a temporal closure that made way for the second phase of the expansion project.

The Ankafo Psychiatric hospital in the central region is threatening to release over hundred patients due to a lack of funds to run the facility

The hospital is currently indebted to various suppliers of food and other items to the tune of over GHC 3 million.

Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah

General News

The National Population Council is advocating for the government to use incentives as a way of implementing a population policy which will limit the number of children couples can have to three.

The 2016 Population and Housing Census pegged Ghana’s total population at 28.21 million and experts are concerned that the population is growing at a faster rate.

‘Set up fund to support accident victims’

General News

The Impact Souls Mission (ISM), an organisation that advocates road safety and regulations, has appealed to the government to set up a fund to support road accident victims.

Woes of victims

The Founder of ISM, Rev. Cyril Benedict Crabbe, in an interview in Accra, said disbursement to beneficiaries should be according to the severity of their injuries because some accident victims lost their limbs and when it was their arms, working became impossible.

Latifa Karim

General News

Latifa Karim, the three-year-old patient from Zoosali in the Savelugu District in the Northern Region, on whose behalf the Graphic Communications Group Limited launched an appeal for funds, is dead.

She died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KTH) after a difficult battle with cancer.

Ghanaian delegation to attend petroleum engineers confab in Aberdeen (library photo)

General News

The UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) in collaboration with the Department of International Trade and Scottish Development is leading a trade delegation from Ghana’s oil and gas industry to the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Offshore Europe, to develop models and strategies for effective technical training for the country’s oil and gas sector.

The four-day conference is to be held in Aberdeen in Scotland from September 5 to 8.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama (2nd right), and Regional Re-organisation and Development Minister, Mr Dan Botwe (3rd right), with the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Kofi Quashigah (right), and other participants listening to Dr Emmanuel Akwetey (left) as he makes a point at a day’s retreat on local government reforms

Politics

There is the need for political parties to be involved in local government elections. The need has been made more urgent by the fact that the country has a “weak developmental governance capacity,” that does not enable it to grow or transform.

The imperative for the election of municipal, metropolitan and district chief executives (MMDCEs) at the local level along multiparty lines was presented by the Executive Director of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, at a day’s retreat on the theme: “Democratic Devolution strengthens developmental governance.”

Senior Reserch Fellow, IDEG, Mr Kwesi Jonah (left), addressing participants

Politics

 

A Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), Mr Kwesi Jonah, has advocated the establishment of District Development Advisory Councils at the local government level, modelled after the constitutional body, the Council of State.

The District Development Advisory Councils would comprise chiefs and other marginalised groups in local governance, and provide the opportunities for such groups to effectively participate in governance without breaching the law.

Mr Akwasi Adai Odike — Leader of UPP and Mr Kofi Akpaloo — Leader of LPG

Politics

Two political parties have called on the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to avoid all bottlenecks associated with the smooth and effective implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) programme to be rolled out in September 2017.

The United Progressive Party (UPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) insisted that the government of the NPP as a matter of priority must ensure that sums of money meant for the programme were available to the respective schools.

Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings

Politics

A group calling itself Integrity Against Corruption (IAC) within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has condemned attacks on the party’s founder, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, for speaking his mind against issues of corruption in the Mills/Mahama-led administration.

The group said those who had made up their minds to denigrate the party’s founder must put a stop to that in order not to incur the wrath of the grass-roots who were suffering the misfortune of the party being in opposition.

Mr Sylvester Mensah— Aspiring to lead the NDC

Politics

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sylvester Mensah, has called on party supporters to desist from destroying one another in pursuit of political desires and ambition.

In recent times, some key members of the NDC have been engaging in accusations and counter accusations following the defeat of the party in the 2016 polls.

Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako— Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPP

Politics

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has inaugurated a 10-member committee to oversee the construction of the party's office complex for the region.

The committee has been tasked to acquire a land, secure funds and also to ensure a successful execution of the office complex, which when completed, would be the first for the region.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Emmanuel Frimpong

Sports News

Ghanaian international midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has signed for Cypriot side Ermis Aradippou FC on a one-year renewable contract, joining his fifth club in four years since departing English Premier League giants Arsenal.

Free agent Frimpong joined the Cypriot side from Swedish top-flight club AFC Eskilstuna after truncating his two-year contract signed earlier in February 2017.

Jubilant Burkina Faso players thanking their supporters after the game.

Sports News

Ghana’s Black Stars team B yesterday failed to qualify for the Championship of Africa Nations (CHAN) competition after they were stunned 2-1 by their Burkina Faso counterparts at the Baba Yara stadium.

Coach Kwasi Appiah’s charges went down by two goals before the 25th minute mark, and had to fight hard to claw a goal back after recess.

Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe (right) lauds Kotoko coach Steve Polack

Sports News

Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a board member of Accra Hearts of Oak, has commended Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach, Steve Polack, for his honesty in condemning a penalty decision awarded to his team during their MTN FA Cup quarter-final clash against Nea Salamina last Wednesday.

According to the ex-GFA boss, such acts of honesty were rare on the continent, and for Coach Polack to openly question the genuineness of the referee’s call was worthy of praise and emulation.

Loud-mouthed boxer Braimah Kamoko (alias Bukom Banku) says he will stop fellow undefeated fighter Bastie Samir in the sixth round of their much hyped light heavyweight encounter at the Bukom Boxing Arena on September 30.

Kamoko, who came face to face with his opponent last week, claimed Bastie would be no match when they mount the ring next month.

Harrison Afful -- To miss Colombus Crew’s crunch game against LA Galaxy on Wednesday

Sports News

Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful will serve a one-match suspension after his sending off against Orlando City in the MLS last Saturday.

The right back received a straight red card in the 77th minute for violent conduct.

Vivian Narkuor of GRA Ladies wheels away in celebration of a goal scored against Reformers

Sports News

ExtinguisherS, Police and GRA Ladies last Saturday turned the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium into a slaughtering ground by pummelling their opponents as the Sapholda Hockey League gathered momentum.

While Extinguishers Ladies were merciless against Real Ambassadors with an emphatic 6-0 win, Police Ladies outlined their determination to upstage GRA Ladies from the top of the league table `with a 4-0 thumping of Ark Ladies to retain the second position .

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Relationships

Some three years ago, a young woman in a relationship with a man of her dreams visited him unannounced and found him in bed with her closest friend.

They were so engrossed that they didn’t know somebody was watching.

Now you are dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk: The Define the Relationship conversation.

There comes a point when one or both partners want to know, “Are we a couple or just hanging out together? Do we have the same idea about where this relationship is going?”

Breakups. Whether you “consciously uncoupled” or were heartlessly dumped out of the blue, any kind of parting ways can sting.

There are healthy ways to deal with your grief, which is real and vaild, but there are also things that can trip you up and postpone healing. Don’t lose heart: you will move on in time, find a love better suited for you, and all of this will be a memory.

Charles Benoni Okine

Business News

The Network of Communications Reporters (NCR) will begin its maiden dialogue series on Tuesday to discuss pressing issues happening within the telecommunications sector.

The quarterly event on the topic, “Moving from Service Quality to Service Excellence” will enable speakers to discuss the way forward in achieving service excellence for subscribers of telecoms services in the country.

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti - Acting Commissioner General, GRA

Business News

The Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has asked for increased collaboration from all citizens to help make the migration to paperless transaction at the ports a reality.

Mr Nti is convinced that paperless clearing of goods and processing of documents at the twin ports will help eliminate bureaucracy, reduce time wasting and cut out fraud and other corrupt practices that have long engulfed activities at the ports.

 Mr Vishwas Saxena

Business News

Technology giant Samsung Electronics Company Limited, has introduced a new premium television set model series ‘QLED TV 2017’ onto the Ghanaian market.

The new QLED TV, among other things, delivers the best picture quality as a result of the new metal Quantum Dot material and enhances ones’   living space with added lifestyle values.

Patience Nyarko and Gifty Osei

Showbiz News

The Church of Pentecost, Taifa English Assembly will host Gospel musicians Patience Nyarko and Gifty Osei during its English Assembly’s eighth anniversary scheduled for Thursday August 24.

The two musicians were chosen by the church based on their stagecraft and songs.

Actor turned musician Lilwin, was the toast of the night at the Power2DoMore concert held to climax the Senya Akomase festival on Saturday, 19 August.

The Akomase festival is celebrated by the Chiefs and people of the Senya Beraku Traditional Areas in the Central Region and last Saturday’s concert saw attendance from a massive audience made up of people from neighbouring towns and beyond.

Yaba (second left) at the event

Showbiz News

On entering the Bukom Boxing Arena on Sunday afternoon, one would not think this was the same venue that hosted a boxing bout the night before.

The colourful atmosphere was filled with merry-making as TV3 offically launched this year’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant.

(CNN)Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday, the fourth accident in Asian waters involving a US warship in 2017.

Nasa supporters gather outside the Supreme Court on August 18, 2017 where the coalition was expected to file an election petition. The Supreme Court must give a ruling within 14 days.

International News

The National Super Alliance presidential candidate, Mr Raila Odinga, has asked the Supreme Court to nullify the presidential election held 10 days ago and order a fresh one.

Experts have warned that "lethal autonomous" technology could be hacked

International News

More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of "killer robots".