LEAP PROGRAMME TO DISBURSE GH¢47,449,626 IN 2015
The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, the flagship project of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is projecting to disburse about Gh¢47,449,626 to some 150,785 beneficiary households this year.
NO DRUGS: ASHANTI REGIONAL MEDICAL STORE IS EMPTY
The only regional medical store of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Ashanti Region can no longer supply pharmaceutical products to public health facilities because of depleted stock.
MAN, 30, CLUBS FATHER TO DEATH
A believed to be in his late 30s has clubbed his father to death for preventing him from attacking another man.
MASON GETS 15 YEARS FOR DEFILEMENT
An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday handed a 15- year jail sentence to one Michael Bortey, a Mason, for defiling a 12 year-old girl.
WELDER JAILED 10 YEARS FOR STEALING
A Tarkwa Circuit Court on Tuesday sentenced Enock Mensah, a 25 year-old welder to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing 46 kilos of dried cocoa beans valued GH¢303.00.
NDC IS A PROGENY OF JJ’S COUPS – Nitiwul
Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul has said the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), was birthed out of a coup tradition, a statement that caused uproar on the floor of Parliament Tuesday February 24, 2015 during the commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the overthrow of Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
NKRUMAH’s LEGACIES SHARED LIKE CONFETTI – Pratt
Ace journalist and member of the Socialist Movement of Ghana Kwesi Pratt Junior has accused politicians of “selling legacies” of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, among themselves and their wives.
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS MUST FOCUS ON POWER CRISIS
As President John Dramani Mahama presents the State of the Nation Address tomorrow to Parliament, members of the public interviewed by the General Telegraph has urged him to focus on his plans for ending the national energy crisis.
GHANA’S EDUCATION HAS RETROGRESSED BADLY -EXPERT
Educationist, Anis Haffar, says the quality of education in Ghana has progressively and consistently retrogressed to alarming levels.
HOSPITALS IN ASHANTI REGION THREATEN TO TURN AWAY NHIS CARD-HOLDERS
Several hospitals in the Ashanti Region have threatened not to offer services to patients with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card with effect from March 15 this year due the government’s inability to settle debts owed them.
NAYELE COCAINE SUSPECTS FREED
Six persons accused of playing various roles that paved the way for Nayele Ametefeh to carry 12.5 kilogrammes of cocaine to the United Kingdom were discharged by the Accra Circuit Court yesterday.
NPA PAYS ARREARS TO BDCS
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Moses Asaga, has said that the authority has settled the GHÈ»412 million debt it owed the Bulk Oil Distributors.
MINORITY CHASTISES GOVERNMENT FOR BUYING LUXURY CARS FOR POWER PROJECT
The Minority in Parliament has taken a swipe at the government for using part of a $350 million loan meant for rural electrification to purchase luxury cars.
AND OTENG ADJEI RETURNS LUXURY VEHICLE A
former Minister of Energy, Dr Oteng Adjei, says he has returned a luxury vehicle in his possession six months after exiting the post.
EOCO PROBES FRAUD AT APEX BANK
Information available to the New Statesman indicates that he Economic and Organised Crime Office is investigating ARB Apex Bank over reported “procurement fraud and other serious offences” engaged in by the management and the board of the bank that acts as the ‘mini central bank’ for the nation’s rural and community bank.
MINISTER GRABBED 2 LUXURY CARS – KT HAMMOND
Former Energy Minister Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei has been hit with another allegation that he took another ‘luxury car’ from GRIDCo and that he has finally agreed to return the flashy Lexus LX570 he took home for his comfort almost three years after leaving the energy ministry.
OTUMFUO INVOLVED IN “YABRE” DEMO
The much anticipated street protest to be staged in Kumasi today by the Movement For Change, a pressure group in the Ashanti Kingdom, will witness the involvement of the Manhyia Palace.
LABOUR CASTS DOUBT OVER ATUABO FREE PORT
The Maritime and Dockworkers Union (MDU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is arguing that the proposed Atuabo Free Port project to be built at Atuabo in the Western Region is “an illegality in its entirety” and that it is alarmed by government’s decision to allow logistics investment firm Lonrho Ports Limited to go ahead with it.
SADA TAKES SECOND BITE AT AFFORESTATION
The Savannah Accelerated Development (SADA) has expressed its intention to venture into afforestation again by partnering farmers who have been successful in the area of agro forestry.
WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EPA n – DISCUSSANTS
Discussants at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) roundtable discussion on National Economic Growth in Accra had stressed the need for Ghanaians to put behind them the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and focus on how to take full advantage of the agreement.
KOSMOS TO INVEST MORE THAN 60% OF GLOBAL BUDGET IN GHANA OPERATIONS
Oil exploration giant Kosmos Energy is to spend about 500 million dollars of its operations in Ghana. This is more than half of the 800 million the company is planning to spend on exploration activities across the world.
STC REELS UNDER DEBT
The Intercity STC Coaches Limited (STC) has piled on more debts less than a year after the majority shareholder, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), intervened to halt the sale of its assets by creditors, B&FT investigations have revealed.
SMEs URGED TO UNDERTAKE MARKET RESEARCH
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, has urged small scale industries in the country to conduct regular market surveys to enable them come out with finished products that would meet the demands of both local and international consumers.
FREIGHT FORWARDERS PLAN STRIKE AGAINST IMPLEMENTATION OF ASHI
Freight Forwarders operating at the Tema Port have threatened to embark on a two-day sit down strike should the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) force the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) system on them.
OVER 20 RURAL AND COMMUNITY BANKS ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE
Citi Business News has gathered that many Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) across the country are likely to collapse in the coming weeks if ongoing developments in the sector are not dealt with anytime soon.
TEENAGE GIRL BOMBER KILLS 15 AT NORTHEAST NIGERIAL BUS STATION
A teenage girl blew herself up at a crowded bus station in a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 in the second such attack there this week.
FIRING SQUADS, BLAST WALLS AND DANGEROUS DIPLOMACY IN SOMALIA
A navy flak jacket over his sky-blue shirt, Neil Wigan peered through the bulletproof glass window at six uneven wooden poles in front of a sand dune.
DRCONGO MUST END THREAT OF HUTU REBELS: US ENVOY
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo “owes it to its people” to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy said Tuesday.
TOGO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON APRIL 15: GOVERNMENT
Togo’s presidential election will be held on April 15, the government said on Tuesday, the eve of a ruling party conference at which incumbent Faure Gnassingbe is expected to be selected as candidate.
US MAKES UN PUSH FOR SOUTH SUDAN SANCTIONS
The United States on Tuesday presented a UN draft resolution on imposing sanctions in South Sudan where warring factions have repeatedly failed to abide by agreements to end 14 months of war.
EGYPT TV HOST FACES TRIAL FOR FALSE BATHHOUSE ACCUSATIONS
An Egyptian television presenter whose undercover report from a public bathhouse landed 26 men in court for “debauchery” is herself to face trial for falsely accusing them, an official said Tuesday.
UNAIDS WELCOMES FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE EFFICACY OF ANTIRETROVIRAL MEDICINES IN PREVENTING NEW HIV INFECTIONS
UNAIDS strongly welcomes results from scientific trials presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held in Seattle, United States of America. Two studies demonstrate that the antiretroviral medicines tenofovir and emtricitabine when used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are 86% effective in preventing new HIV infections among men who have sex with men.
Ukraine rebels show weapons pullback; Kiev rejects ’empty words’
Pro-Russia separatists brought reporters on Tuesday to witness the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but Ukraine said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.
Killer of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle sentenced to life in prison
Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.”
CHRISTIAN ATSU: I CAME TO EVERTON TO PUT A SMILE ON FANS’ FACES
On-loan winger Christian Atsu has revealed to Everton’s official website that all he wants to do is entertain and put a smile on fans’ faces.
GHANA WINGER ALBERT ADOMAH SCORES TO EARN MIDDLESBROUGH 1-0 WIN OVER BOLTON
Ghana winger Albert Adomah scored on Tuesday night for Middlesbrough to keep up the pressure on English Championship leaders Derby as they ground out a scratchy 1-0 victory over Bolton.
AL KHARTOUM COACH KWESI APPIAH WON’T USE DEFENSIVE APPROACH FOR DYNAMOS CLASH
Ghanaian coach of Sudanese side Al Khartoum Kwesi Appiah has assured his team will not go on the defensive against Power Dynamos of Zambia this weekend.
CHELSEA TO ‘PEE’ IN KOTOKO’S POOL
The tumultuous week of champions, Asante Kotoko may continue on Wednesday as they make a journey to the Berekum Golden City Park to take on Chelsea in a midweek match of the First Capital Plus Premier League.
GOALLESS: GYAN AND AWAL MOHAMMED SHARE SPOILS IN ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Black Stars captain Asamaoh Gyan was in action on Tuesday against Ghana internationals Awal Mohammed and John Antwi in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
Ghana neglecting grassroot soccer’
A former national team player, Alhaji Karim Starboy, is calling for a conscious development and support for grassroots football to help unearth talents for the development of the local game.