The Paramount Chief of Berekum Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region, Daasebre Amankona Diawuo II, has sworn an oath of allegiance to the occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The first phase of the expansion of the Takoradi Port is nearing completion. The project involves the extension of the main breakwater, provision of facilities to handle bulk commodities and dredging of access channels.
The Financial Division of the Fast Track High Court in Accra could not hear the case involving the businessman, Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, last Wednesday as a result of the inability of the presiding judge to sit.
Shelleyco Gas Petroleum Limited, a gas retail company with six outlets across the country, has donated items to the Agona West Municipal Assembly in support of this year’s National Farmers Day celebrations. The items worth GH¢1, 600, included five boxes of Keybar soap, 16 knapsack spraying machines, 50 machetes and 16 pairs of wellington boots.
The Chief Executive Officer of Tobinco Pharmaceutical Limited, Mr Samuel Amo Tobin, has welcomed the decision of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health to intervene in the company’s disagreements with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
The Coalition of Volunteering Organisations Ghana (COVOG) in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the National Youth Authority has launched the National Volunteer Week and the International Volunteer Day (IVD) in Accra.
Members of the Association of Teacher Trainees in Colleges of Education in the Northern Sector (ATTRICONS) on Tuesday took to the streets of Bolgatanga to protest against government’s decision to scrap teacher trainee allowances and have it replaced with the student’s loans scheme.
Ghana's former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has paid glowing tribute to distinguished medical practitioner, Dr Titus Aruna Morton, who passed away on November 21 at the age of 95.
President Rawlings described the late Morton who was a personal doctor of Dr Kwame Nkrumah as a mild-mannered but disciplined personality who strove for excellence and brought a touch of class to everything he did. He made the comments when the family of Dr Morton called on him on Tuesday to formally announce the passing of their beloved.
The former President said knowing Dr Morton's personality he would have taken the opportunity as personal physician and friend to President Nkrumah to hammer home some truths to him during the late President's tenure.
President Rawlings lamented the fact that though personalities such as Dr Morton created an aura of moral and spiritual substance around them, it also impacted positively on his wider community, such quality spiritual essence had depreciated in recent years.
The former President recounted his long-standing relationship with Dr Morton, which spanned several decades.
Trained at Kinbu Primary and Mfantsipim, Dr Morton also studied medicine in Scotland before serving the Commonwealth as a trainee doctor during the Second World War.
The military training he received set the tone for the self-discipline, determination and humility, which became the hallmark of his distinguished career.
Morton established the Ataa Quarshie Morton Memorial in Adabraka in 1950 and dedicated many years of his career to offering free medical care to about fifty per cent of his clients.
SEFWI WIAWSO In another development a delegation of Chiefs from the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council called on President Rawlings on Wednesday to formally inform him of the final funeral rites of the late Omanhene and Paramount Chief of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, Nana Nkuah Okumdom II.
The delegation included Nana Kwaku Nkuah II, Bosomoisohene and Acting President of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Nana Kwaw Ampim Ababio, Chief of Sefwi Amafie and Dabenhene of the Sefwi Traditional Area, Nana Frimpong Manso Ababio, Sefwi Paboasehene and Mponuahene of the Sefwi Traditional Area and Sefwi Ankontombrahene and Benkumhene of the Sefwi Traditional Area, Nana Kwesi Kwarteng Ababio.
The delegation informed President Rawlings that the final funeral rites would take place at the Okugyeabour Palace, Sefwi Wiawso on Friday December 13.
President Rawlings recalled the positive role the people of Sefwi Wiawso played during his tenure as President and Head of State and called on the chiefs and people to ensure that the succession to the throne is seamless and devoid of acrimony.
The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has bemoaned the continued existence of slavery in these modern times with the powerful nations preying on the weaknesses of the less powerful.
The acting Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr Ras Mubarak, has appealed to public and private organisations to employ the youth who are without any work experience, to enable them to gain the experience to prove their worth.
The German International Cooperation(GIZ), a German Federal Enterprise, has launched a two-year project aimed at increasing local supply to meet the demand of fortified nutritious foods for women in their reproductive age in Ghana.