Archive for September, 2012

Cocaine from Ghana Stuffed in a banana (Click to enlarge)

Cocaine from Ghana worth £750,000 seized at Heathrow

Cocaine from Ghana worth £750,000 siezed at Heathrow Border Force officers at Heathrow are linking a seizure of cocaine at the airport to a massive haul of cannabis found the day before.   The cocaine, which weighed about 7.5 kilos, was found on Tuesday 25 September hidden inside plantains, within a larger freight consignment of fruit and vegetables from Ghana. […]

September 30, 2012 ·
 
Kumasi Airport

Kumasi Airport Re-opens Monday

 Kumasi Airport Re-opens Monday Normal flights are expected to resume at the Kumasi Airport Monday, after the Ghana Airports Company dispatched a contractor to fix a pothole on the runway, which forced the closure of the airport on Saturday.    The graphic.com.gh gathered from sources at the airport this morning that P.W. Ghana Limited, the construction firm working on the […]

September 30, 2012 ·
 
Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan

Ghana 2012 Elections: Gov’t gives EC GH¢262m

 Ghana 2012 Elections: Gov’t gives EC GH¢262m The Electoral Commission of Ghana has been given a total amount of GH¢ 262,256,525 from the Consolidated Fund to enable it to conduct and supervise the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. Speaking to Citifmonline.com, the Media Liaison officer of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Abdul Hakim Ahmed, said the release of […]

September 30, 2012 ·
 
Police Arrest Four Carjackers; 3 Others On The Run

Police Arrest Four Carjackers; 3 Others On The Run

Ghana Police Arrest Four Carjackers; 3 Others On The Run Four suspected carjackers have been arrested by the Greater Accra regional police command and will soon be arraigned before the law court. The suspects, Emmanuel Adu Gyamfi Boakye, 28, Emmanuel Osei, 29, Issac Anim, 30 and Xorxouwu Pavis, 33, were arrested at Pokuase and Mile 7 all in Accra. Speaking […]

September 30, 2012 ·
 
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur

Gov’t To establish 200 Senior High Schools in 2013

 Amissah-Arthur: Gov’t To establish 200 Senior High Schools in 2013 Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the weekend announced a comprehensive program of the Government to construct 200 community senior high schools each with the capacity of 1000 students next year to enhance access to secondary education. He said government recognized the need for qualitative and quantitative education to enhance […]

September 30, 2012 ·
 
Ghana elections 2012 Registration

AU & ECOWAS Delegation in Ghana to monitor Dec. polls

AU & ECOWAS Delegation in Ghana to monitor Dec. polls A joint AU and ECOWAS delegation has arrived in the country to assess Ghana’s preparedness for the upcoming General Elections.   Their visit comes a day after President Mahama invited the international community to come and monitor the December polls.   The Delegation is made up of the AU’s Panel […]

September 28, 2012 ·
 
Kwabena Duffuor, Finance Minister

Ghana Signs $210m World Bank Projects

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has signed three World Bank projects totaling $210 million to sustain economic growth and consolidate the country’s middle income status. The projects include $100 million Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project, $60 million West African Agriculture Productivity Programme (WAAPP) and $50 million Urban Water project. According to the World Bank, the Commercial […]

September 28, 2012 ·
 
MPs salaries shoot up to GH¢7,200 from GH¢3,000

MPs salaries shoot up to GH¢7,200 from GH¢3,000

MPs salaries shoot up to GH¢7,200 from GH¢3,000 Salaries of Ghana’s Members of Parliament have shot up from GhC 3,000 to GhC 7,200, insider reports reaching Citi News indicate. Information reaching Citi News indicates that each legislator will receive the new amount as their new consolidated take home pay. The new pay will take retrospective effect from January 2009. The […]

September 27, 2012 ·
 
7000 Still Remain Unregistered In Salaga

7000 Still Remain Unregistered In Salaga

 7000 Still Remain Unregistered In Salaga  It is estimated that about 7000 eligible voters in the Salaga constituency in the Northern region are likely to be disenfranchised on December 7. Reports indicate that the affected persons were left out during the biometric registration exercise due to faulty machines. A group of civil society organizations called the East Gonja Civil Society […]

September 27, 2012 ·
 
MTN lawyers ‘beg’ court to overturn CEO arrest Order

MTN lawyers ‘beg’ court to overturn CEO arrest Order

MTN lawyers ‘beg’ court to overturn Michael Ikpoki arrest Order Lawyers for Mobile Giant MTN have pleaded for clemency after an order was issued for the arrest of the company’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Ikpoki and two other top managers in a case involving Dr Raymond Atuguba.   The last minute intervention by the lawyers of MTN has forced the […]

September 27, 2012 ·
 
Mike Oquaye Jnr

NPP: Nothing Special About Mahama’s UN Speech

Mike Oquaye Jnr- Nothing Special About Mahama’s UN Speech Some political parties have been expressing mixed opinions on the maiden address by President Mahama at the UN General Assembly Wednesday.   The President among other things assured that Ghana will not allow itself to be used to destabilize its neighbors.   He also indicated his government’s commitment to ensure free […]

September 27, 2012 ·
 
President Mahama

Prez Mahama’s Speech At The UN General Assembly

Prez Mahama’s Speech At The UN General Assembly Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.   In accordance with Ghanaian tradition and custom, I would like to begin with a basic but essential courtesy- to express, on behalf of the government and people of my beloved country, our deepest gratitude and most profound appreciation to the United […]

September 26, 2012 ·