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The founder of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has described the fire that destroyed a portion of his property located on the premises of the Coconut Grove regency Hotel in Accra as his most difficult challenge as an entrepreneur.

The blaze which occurred late Saturday destroyed the studios of Amansan Television (A TV), BTA, parts of the GN Bank and the Gold Coast Fund Management but Nduom in a post on Facebook on Monday morning said all the companies have resumed operations.

More than 57 houses at Zabzugu in the Northern Region have been destroyed by a rainstorm which occurred on Friday, April 21, following which tens of people have been rendered homeless.

Many houses in the affected areas also had their roofs ripped off by the rainstorm.

There is uneasy calm in the Alavanyo and Nkonya areas in the Volta Region following a shooting incident last week.

The recent upsurge in the conflict, believed to be linked to an age-old land conflict between the people of Nkonya-Tayi and Alavanyo-Kpeme that had negatively affected peace and development in the Alavanyo and Nkonya traditional areas, has so far claimed three lives.

Mr Ali Halabi (seated fifth from left), Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, with some executives of the Lebanese Community and beneficiaries of the scholarship award. With them is Mr Ambrose Dery (seated fourth from left), Minister of the Interior.

General News

The Lebanese Community in Ghana, in collaboration with the Lebanese Embassy, has awarded 31 scholarships to children of personnel of the Police, Prisons and Immigration Services who died in the line of duty.

At the ceremony held at the Police headquarters, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Ali Halabi, hailed the efforts of Ghana’s security forces to maintain peace in the country and beyond and expressed his profound gratitude to the leadership of those agencies.

The Ashanti Business Unit of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service established the first-ever ECG-Police unit to expeditiously deal with debt collection and people who engage in illegalities.

With its permanent office at the Adum office of the ECG, the police unit has at least two armed police officers at a time and beefed up when the need arises to assist in revenue collection, reduce losses, improve efficiency, as well as arrest and prosecute offenders.

Some of the participants going through a practical demonstration on how to handle a newborn baby during the session

General News

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), in collaboration with the Latter Day Saint Charities and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has organised a one-week training programme for maternal and neonatal health care providers in northern Ghana.

Participants, including pediatrician doctors, nurses, midwives, and birth attendants, were drawn from the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.

Alhaji Mohammed Muniru-Limuna

Politics

A former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru-Limuna, has disclosed that the loss of former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the December 7, 2016 polls was self-inflicted.

Nenyi George Andah (left), MP for Awutu Senya West, being assisted by an elder of the town to pump water from the borehole

Politics

The people of Awutu Dodokwa, a farming community, are now benefiting from a mechanised borehole constructed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya West, Nenyi George Andah, and the Milani Pineapple Company Limited, at a cost of GH¢15,000 to change their age-old problem of lack of access to potable water.

The escalating illegal mining in the country can be attributed to previous governments’ failure to crack the whip.

Politics

The Founder and General Overseer of Family Chapel International, Rev. Dr Victor Osei, has attributed the escalating illegal mining in the country to previous governments’ failure to crack the whip.

Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah

Politics

An independent Presidential Candidate in the 2016 Election, Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, has acknowledged that though the first 100 days of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration points to positive signs of good things to come, there should be no room for complacency, since the task ahead is huge.

According to Ms Gao, the CPC’s relations with political parties in Africa, which began in the 1970s with support to liberation movements, was premised on equality, mutual respect of opinions and non-interference in country or party relations or imposition of ideologies.

Politics

The Deputy Director General of the African Affairs Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Ms Gao Xiangyang, has indicated that the CPC appreciates its fruitful relations with Ghana’s two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), as well as 58 other political parties from 40 African countries.

Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr Richard Quashigah

Politics

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr Richard Quashigah, has demanded an apology from Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia for describing the Minority in Parliament as “ignorant”.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Coach Kwasi Appiah (left) and Tony Baffoe in a hearty mood at the El-Wak Stadium last Saturday

Sports News

Incoming Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, says he is going to roll up his sleeves, get his hands dirty and help make the senior national team great again.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will unveil a new headline sponsor for the Ghana Premier League on Monday at its secretariat in Accra.

The new organisation will replace First Capital Plus bank who suspended their contract ahead of the 2015-16 season.

A Starlet player undergoes the MRI test. Picture: Ghanasoccernet

Sports News

Paa Kwesi Fabin, coach of Ghana’s Under-17 male football team, the Black Starlets, believes the players he has selected for this year’s African Youth Championship will be able to at least deliver a World Cup ticket as they have already been given an orientation on the task ahead.

Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) president, Ben Nunoo Mensah, has proposed that Africa should benefit financially when its athletes switch nationality to compete for other countries, particularly countries in Europe and Asia.

He revealed that the GOC had begun discussions with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) on the possibility of charging fees as part of the process for any such nationality switch.

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with an injury-time winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Barca, whose win put them top because of a better head-to-head record, have five games left, Real have six to play.

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Members of the community have very clean water from the Akrasu river for their daily use

Life

In spite of the rampant destruction of the environment and water bodies left in the trail of galamsey activities in most communities across the country, there are some who have guarded against the menace and it is so refreshing to know.

New ideas, new goals and new ways of thinking can stem from the relaxation you take

Life

Giving employees the time they need to rest, enjoy life and return to work rejuvenated can produce massive benefits for companies. 

When employees plan holidays, family and friends getaways, those getaways are a smart move for companies because taking breaks or time off brings employees back refreshed, happier and healthier — and that leads to increased productivity.

Every relationship needs a lot of love to stand

Relationships

Do not just invest in the future, do also invest for the future. A relationship needs a lot of love to stand; it also needs a lot of planning to sustain. 

This planning must derive from sacrifice, discipline, accountability, realistic expectations, and a firm belief in miracles.

Yaw Amoakohene Baafi, deputy CEO of NLA

Business News

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Yaw Amoakohene Baafi, a social scientist and communications specialist as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA).

Mr Pius Enam Hadzide

Business News

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, has called for the relocation of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

 This, he says, is a necessary first step towards realigning all pro-youth interventions, policies and programmes to help avoid duplication and wastage.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia (arrowed) addressing the gathering

Business News

A team of senior government officials, led by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, have moved to New York to sell Ghana’s success story on a non-deal roadshow.

The roadshow is expected to help attract investors into the country and comes a day after the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington DC in the United States of America.

Regardless Dancehall being the in thing now, reunited Reggae music duo, Wutah has disclosed they are more than capable of taking back the position they held before going their separate ways in 2009.

Emelia Brobbey

Showbiz News

Fans of pretty actress Emelia Brobbey may have noticed her new look and wondering what she is up to but the Anibre Nye actress says she just wanted a new look.

Emelia currently sports a low crop hair-do and pictures of her new look have gone viral. She told Showbiz yesterday that she just felt like changing her looks.

Joyce Blessings

Showbiz News

Gospel musician, Joyce Blessing has lashed out at secular musicians who produce risque videos to accompany their songs and wishes TV stations in the country would stop airing such tasteless clips.

The vaccine has been tested extensively in more than 15,000 children

International News

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018.

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

Nawaz Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing

International News

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister. It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers.

Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif's family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015.

Much of northern Nigeria is governed by Islamic law, or Sharia

International News

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding.

The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained.