Monthly Archives: March 2016

Adam Johnson jailed for six years

Footballer Adam Johnson has been sentenced to six years for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15. Johnson, 28, was found guilty of sexual touching but cleared of one charge relating to another sexual act following a trial at Bradford Crown Court. The former Sunderland winger previously admitted grooming the girl and one charge of sexual activity. Judge ...

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Black Stars win 3-1 to maintain perfect record against Mozambique

The Black Stars defeated the Mambas 3-1 in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday Ghana edged closer to booking their place at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday after handing Mozambique a 3-1 drubbing in the first leg of the double header played at the Accra Sports Stadium, ...

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Alternative security a threat to Ghana’s democracy – Bombande

Conflict resolution and peace-building consultant, Emmanuel Bombande has stated that it is highly dangerous for a political party to resort to private security to protect its leaders instead of the State’s Police. His comments follow the arrest of three South African ex-police officers in the country who have been dragged to court for training private security personnel for the leaders ...

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NPP’s SA security men granted bail

An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to the three south African ex police officers who were arrested in the Central Region for allegedly offering military training to 14 security guards of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).   The circuit court judge ruled that each of them be granted bail to the tune of GHc 20,000 each with one surety. ...

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Clergy receives death threats

Several pastors belonging to the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) say they have received death threats from an unknown individual demanding money from them. According to one of the members, who is also the General Overseer of the Miracle Life Gospel Church, Rev. Gordon Kisseih, he received a message yesterday at 5:50pm from an unknown number. The message threatened his life, that ...

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State drops charges against Capt. Koda and Capt. Acquah

The state has dropped the charges against the head of security for New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akuffo Addo, Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda and the owner of the EL-Capitano Hotel, Captain (rtd) Acquah. The two were implicated in the arrest of the three South African ex-Police officers who were arrested on Sunday for allegedly training private security personnel of ...

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Afrobarometer: Ghana Headed In Wrong Direction

The latest Afrobarometer Report has revealed that 82 percent of Ghanaians believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction, whereas 58 percent think the country is already in a very bad state. Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and related issues in more than 35 countries in ...

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Police: Kintampo accident report ready; only relatives of victims can access

Police in Kintampo say they have concluded investigations into the gory accident that claimed more than 60 lives in the Brong Ahafo Region town. Kintampo Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent, Desmond Owusu Boampong, says the final report will soon reach the IGP for further action. He revealed only relations of the victims of the accidents or victims themselves can request a ...

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ECOWAS to activate anti-terrorism protocol

ECOWAS is considering activating its anti-terrorism protocols to deal with the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, President John Dramani Mahama has said.Three member states: Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, have, in the recent past, come under terror attacks with more than 70 deaths.President Mahama, who visited Ivory Coast on Tuesday March 22, to express his solidarity with ...

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Sandvik Ghana obtains ISO 14001 certification

Sandvik Mining & Construction (Ghana) Ltd., a subsidiary of high-tech, global engineering group Sandvik AB of Sweden has obtained ISO14001 certification and OHSAS 18001 re-certification. Sandvik offers advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety and has been OHSAS 18001-compliant since 2010.   The Company was incorporated in Ghana in 1998 and offers cutting-edge technology in rock-drilling, ...

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