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A former editor of the Graphic Business, Mr Lloyd Evans (R) has declared interest in the GJA presidency and would contest Mr Affail Monney (L), the incumbent who intends to go for another term.

General News

The Elections Committee of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has postponed the elections scheduled for Friday March 31, 2017.

This is to allow for more time for the Election Dispute Adjudication Committee (EDAC) to look into the appeals and petition that have come before it.

The members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have overwhelmingly endorsed Mohammed Adjei Sowah as the new Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Assembly.

Mr Sowah, President Akufo-Addo's nominee for the role was confirmed after garnering 100% support from all the 109 assembly members present in the elections held on Thursday in Accra.

Mrs. Lopez-Ekra,presenting the keys to the vehicles to Mr David Asante-Apeatu

General News

Six vehicles and operational equipment valued at $185,000 have been presented to the Ghana Police Service to help combat child trafficking in the country.

The vehicles and equipment that were presented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ghana, included three pickup trucks, three buses, computers and accessories and cameras.

A section of the traders.Picture: EMMANUEL QUAYE

General News

The United Traders Forum (UTF), a national association of petty traders, has appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to deepen dialogue with the leadership of micro traders to develop a road map for its intended demolition exercise.

According to the group, such a dialogue would help prevent any violent confrontations between the city authority and the traders in an event that the former carried out its plans to remove unauthorised structures.

The two-storey domitory gutted by fire. (INSET) The belongings of the students that were salvaged from the inferno

General News

Fire has destroyed a two-storey dormitory, accommodating 503 students of the St Charles Minor Seminary and Senior High School in Tamale in the Northern Region.

The affected students included 228 final-year students who began their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) yesterday, March 22, 2017.

Prof. Ahmed N. Zakariah, CEO of the National Ambulance Service, making a statement during the meeting. Picture: ESTHER ADJEI

General News

All the 161 ambulances operated by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) are over aged.

The development has compelled officials of the service to raise concerns about their continuous use on the roads.

Mr. William Owusu

Politics

Some indigenes of Abetifi in the Eastern Region are appealing to President Akufo-Addo to appoint Mr. William Owusu, a native of Abetifi as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwahu East.

Teddy Addy Kwakye, is in the grip of the Manet Police for allegedly forging documents and signatures and stealing an amount of GH¢300,000 meant for a contractor

Politics

The 2016 National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Anyensuano in the Eastern Region, Teddy Addy Kwakye, is in the grip of the Manet Police for allegedly forging documents and signatures and stealing an amount of GH¢300,000 meant for a contractor.

MP for Adentan, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa, noted that Ghana was on the verge of a water crisis and stressed the need for steps to be taken to protect the country's water bodies

Politics

Parliament yesterday observed International World Water Day, with a call on Ghanaians to devise ways to treat and re-use waste water. The Members of Parliament (MPs) said the re-use of waste water would avoid the wasting of treated water and facilitate the extension of same to all Ghanaians.

Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Sulemana Alhassan

Politics

The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Sulemana Alhassan, is becoming accustomed to a new job that requires people management skills, a steel but accommodating character and a shrewd mind.

Dr Kwabena Adjei: I am very happy that Akufo-Addo is President

Politics

Former national chairman of the National Democratic Congrress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei says he is very happy that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected President of Ghana.

To him, Nana Addo’s age [72year] makes him an endowed person with lots of experience to lead the country.

“I’m happy because he comes with a wealth of experience that will help and then a certain respectability from the elder people,” Dr Adjei said in a radio interview on Wednesday night on Accra based Starr FM. 

Dr Kwabena Adjei: I’m not surprised NDC lost 2016 Elections

Politics

Former national chairman of the National Democratic Congress Dr. Kwabena Adjei has stated that he was not surprised that the NDC lost the 2016 presidential election.

According to him, the party was certain to lose after delegates failed to re-elect him for another term as chairman of the party.

 

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

The Black Stars have lined up an international friendly against Mexico to be played on June 28 at Houston's NRG Stadium in Texas, USA.

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and the Houston Dynamo today announced that Mexico will play Ghana on Wednesday, June 28 (7:30 p.m. CT), at Houston’s NRG Stadium, presented by AT&T.

Mr George Afriyie, the Vice - President of the GFA - Images by Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh

Sports News

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has urged stakeholders to be patient as it works to get a new coach for the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Tom Strand and Godwin Attram

Sports News

Swedish coach Tom Strand could soon take over the technical direction of Accra Great Olympics in a determined bid to halt the club’s declining fortunes which has seen them languishing in the relegation zone at the 12th position of the Ghana Premier League log.

Kotoko CEO - Herbert Mensah

Sports News

 

A former Kumasi Asante Kotoko CEO, Herbert Mensah, is rumoured to be leaning towards Accra Hearts of Oak to be considered as the CEO when Vincent Sowah Odotei quits.

Odotei is said to be heading towards  the exit after he was nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo for a deputy ministerial position at the Ministry of Communications.

 

The Technical Director of the Ghana Cycling Federation, Mr Shaaban Mohammed has been appointed the President of the Para Cycling Commission on Africa.

This was announced at the just ended African Cycling Commission (CAC) Congress which took place in Cairo, Egypt.

Ghanaian Dutch-born international Raymond Gyasi has completed a transfer to Norwegian side Stabaek Fotball. Gyasi's transfer was confirmed by his managers, Eden Sports Group in a post on Twitter.

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"I have standards; step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli

You ever meet someone, man or woman, romantic or platonic, real or fake, that makes you feel bad for having standards? I’m talking about those folks who take “humility” to a whole other level (i.e. one that shouldn’t ever be reached)?

Yeah…

He's the hunter and a woman worth pursuing is his prize

Relationships

For most men, there seems to be only two types of women: Ms. Right and Ms. Right Now.

If you want to Ms. Right, then he has to feel like you are a woman worth pursuing.

Making smart decisions when it comes to love is a huge part of making a choice

Relationships

The endless search for lasting love can be exhausting, frustrating, and depressing. In a world dominated by social media, serial dating, and cheating on partners, we may question why we search.

Mr Adedapo Adegoke, Deputy Head, Project Delivery Unit, West Blue Consulting, speaking to the media after the training

Business News

The use of the enhanced Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) at the country’s various ports of entry is expected to boost government revenue this year.

The PAARS, which allows importers to submit import documents for assessment and Customs Classification and Valuation Report (CCVR) issuance for clearance before the arrival of their cargo at the port, is expected to deliver improved service following the addition of some new features.

 Tullow Oil plc, one of the biggest players in the country’s oil fields, is to raise £586 million through a Rights Issue in a move expected “to assist the Group to accelerate the reduction of its debt.”

The proposed issue of 466,925,724 new ordinary shares will be at an issue price of 130 pence per share by means of a 25 for 49 rights issue.

Mr Edward Kareweh, the General Secretary of GAWU.

Business News

The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for the immediate implementation of the one village, one dam project announced in the budget as one of the key sectoral projects for the 2017 fiscal year.

The union acknowledged that the project was laudable because of the importance of water in the agricultural sector, adding that the project was key for agricultural development in the northern part of the country which could go without rain for more than eight months of the year.  

Veteran musician, Rex Owusu Marfo aka Rex Omar has been elected as the new Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO).

Music producer, Ahmed Banda, aka Bandex and gospel musician, Diana Hopeson, were also elected as 1st and 2nd Vice Chairman respectively.

DJ Vyrusky

Showbiz News

Republic Hall Week which is arguably the biggest tertiary gathering in Ghana has always started with a legendary night of mad fun, good music and great company.

Marigold (left) and George are Mr and Miss Abeam 2017

Showbiz News

Miss Marigold Vanderpuye, a Level 100 student has been crowned Miss Abbeam 2017 when the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Abbeam Institute of Technology climaxed its SRC Week celebration with its annual Mr & Miss Abbeam pageant.

The girl, named as Shirley, snatches the hat from Pope Francis' head after he gave her a kiss

International News

A cheeky little three-year-old girl has been caught on camera stealing the Pope's skullcap as she gives him a kiss. 

Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said.

An official statement says police officers must be held to high standards and that killing is treated seriously

International News

Ugandan police have launched a manhunt for four Flying Squad officers accused of shooting dead a three-year-old girl.