The President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, has spoken highly of the Ghana government's commitment and leadership in the global action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Meridian Port Services (MPS) has assured workers of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) that there will be no job losses when the concession agreement granted the company for the development of a new multipurpose port facility at the Tema Port takes off eventually.
The Mirror, a family newspaper of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), will honour Rev. Dr Mrs Davina Markwei, a medical doctor and pastor at the Living Streams International Church, together with other mothers, at this year’s Mother’s Day programme tomorrow.
There was heavy military and police presence in Ho yesterday when 10 members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation which is calling for the secession of parts of the Volta and the Oti regions to form a Western Togoland state were sent to court.
The third annual Crown Women Rising (CWR) West Africa Regional Summit aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs has been launched in Accra with a call on women-owned businesses to embrace partnership opportunities to expand their businesses.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has interrogated a Presidential Staffer, Mr Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue, and another for allegedly working against Ghana’s efforts to end illegal mining.
Participants in a workshop on gender empowerment, child marriage and adolescent reproductive health, have called on police officers to give the necessary support, protection and encouragement to victims of domestic violence who visit police stations to lodge complaints.
The Swedru Municipal Guard and three others standing trial at the Swedru District Court for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old boy have agreed to pay an amount of GH¢10,000 as compensation to the victim.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has explained it shut down Radio Gold and Radio XYZ on Thursday afternoon because they failed to comply with the ruling of the Electronic Communications Tribunal (ECT).
The General Secretary of the Ghana Mine workers’ Union (GMWU), Mr Prince William Ankrah, has advocated the raising of the retiring age from 60 to 65 years.
He has, therefore, called for a national dialogue on the pension age in the country.
That, he said, would allow for more years of contributions to the pension schemes for payment of enhanced benefits to pensioners.
Mr Ankrah was speaking in Accra at a special get-together and raffle draw for members of the Ghana Mine Workers Union to start activities marking the 75th anniversary of the union.
The more than 750 mine workers had the opportunity to win about 200 items on display for the raffle draw which included air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, water dispensers, microwaves, laptops, galaxy tablets, 43 inch digital flat screen television sets, automatic rice cookers, blenders, electric irons and multi-purpose sound systems.
Aside the raffle draw, each of the participants received special anniversary souvenirs.
Mr Ankrah also called for an improvement in the pay levels of workers to help boost their contributions to the pension schemes.
“There is need for a re-thinking in respect of the present generation retiring at age 60 to 65 so that they can contribute more to build the pension fund and again make sure that the pay level of this country also goes up very well so that we can have a good pensionable income,” he said.
The General Secretary of the GMWU commended the managements of the various mines for their ethical consciousness in not toying with the pension contributions of mine workers.
Mr Ankrah gave an assurance to the members of the GMWU that the issue of better pension was always a priority of the union’s leadership in view of the hard work associated with mining.
“Actually, for pension to be sustained, it will mean employers paying their contributions on time as required by law and I must indicate that the mining industry does very well in that context”, he stated.
Mr Ankrah urged the government to ensure the timely release of pension contributions because when arrears accrued, “they affect the investment plans of SSNIT and other pension schemes and this invariably affect benefits in terms of pension incomes”.