Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kotoko players are fatigued, I can’t rely on them – Meteors coach

Ghana U23 coach Malik Jabir says he will no longer rely on players from Asante Kotoko because they are fatigued. The Black Meteors head into the second leg of their ultimate 2015 All Africa Games qualifier against Mozambique on Sunday without first choice goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi. Antwi, alongside Kojo Poku and Frank Sarfo Gyamfi who play for Ghanaian giants ...

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NAFTI to be transformed into a university

The Government has approved the transformation of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) into a modern and well-equipped creative and media arts university. It would serve as the basis of training the well-developed crop of skilled force to support the growth of the industry. Cabinet is also in the process of considering movement of NAFTI under the Ministry of ...

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Accra Polytechnic Council Chair sworn into office

A Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, Mr Samuel Okuzedto Ablakwa says Polytechnics play a crucial and useful role in Ghana’s development agenda as relates to the training of middle level human resources. He said this is part of the reasons why President John Dramani Mahama has chosen polytechnic councils not to craft the requisite policies to achieve ...

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Ebola volunteers in Ghana to receive state honours – Mahama

Ghanaian volunteers who contributed to the African Union interventions in the Ebola hit countries are to receive state honours, President John Mahama has announced. All 45 health workers have since returned to Ghana and have been declared Ebola free after a period of quarantine. President John Mahama announced government’s decision to honour them during a meeting with the Council of ...

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‘Dumsor’ cost Ghana nearly Ghc1b in 2014 – ISSER

Ghana lost between Ghc320 million and Ghc924 million in 2014 alone due to the ongoing power crisis, a report by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has revealed. The 2014 Social Development Outlook said this amounts to between 2% and 6% percent of GDP annually and does not include direct cost. The Coordinator of the research, Rev. ...

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Sepp Blatter congratulates Nyantakyi over CAF re-election

President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Sepp Blatter, has congratulated President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi on his re-election to the CAF Executive Committee stating that the re-election of the FA Boss “is a clear sign of confidence from the African Football community in his abilities, skills and experience”. Sepp Blatter used the opportunity ...

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Ghana, Korea sign $60m power agreement

Government has signed a $60 million loan agreement with the Korea government for the construction of 185 kilometre, 330 kilovolts power transmission lines. The government, through the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), signed the agreement with a consortium of companies from Korea to undertake the project from Prestea in the Western Region to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Under the agreement, ...

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Vanguard introduces insurance policy for hospitals

Following calls for hospitals and health facilities to be insured against disasters, Vanguard Assurance has introduced the Vanguard Hospital Insurance Policy (VHIP). The policy is to help protect health facilities against disasters such as floods, explosions, fires, and earthquakes. This has become necessary after the country lost millions of Ghana cedis to a fire that ravaged the Central Medical Stores ...

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Prez Mahama pushes for debt cancellation for Ebola stricken countries

The Chairman of Ecowas, President John Dramani Mahama has called on international donor bodies to cancel debts of all Ebola stricken countries to strengthen their chances of recovery. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) has begun processes to approve the formation of an international crisis management team to curtail the spread of deadly diseases like Ebola in the future. TV3’s Presidential ...

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Germany, Ghana to enter agreement on fair prices for cocoa, gold

The German Government has affirmed its commitment to enter into an agreement with Ghana that will require the payment of fair prices for the country’s cocoa and gold. The move, according to the Germen Federal Minister of Health, Mr Herman Grohe, was in line with Germany’s abhorrence of exploitation of human and natural resources. Mr Grohe was speaking at a ...

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