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OWASS Wins Robotics Championship

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
Malta Guinness, the nation’s favourite non-alcoholic malt drink, has applauded Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) for making Ghana proud by winning this year’s Global Innovative Award at the World Robotics Championship held in Michigan, USA. Opoku Ware Senior High beat High schools from all over the world including Pakistan, India, China, Europe and the United States to be crowned winners at the event held in May 2018. A team led by Yaw Mensah, Divisional Sale Manager, Middle Belt, of Malta Guinness after commending the school, donated some products to celebrate the greatness of the students and also congratulate them for their hard work. Products donated included 20 packs of PET Malta Guinness, 10 packs of can Malta Guinness and T-shirt to all competitors. Speaking at

Ashanti Region: Malaria And Cholera Cases Drop For The Past Two Years

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
Statistics released by the Ashanti Region Health Service Directorate indicates that the prevalent of malaria and cholera cases are still high in the country, even though Ashanti region had recorded reductions overt the past two years. The Ashanti regional Health Promotion Officer for the service, Felix Frimpong, who dropped the hint stated that between January and March 2016, reported cases of malaria were two hundred and fourteen thousand, eight hundred and nineteen (214,819) representing 24.8 percent. For the same period for 2017, hundred and ninety-nine thousand, three hundred and fourteen (199,314) which represented 24.2 percent were recorded, whilst reported cases for 2018 from January to March was one hundred and ninety-six thousand, three hundred and five (196,305). Explaining reasons

Upper East Region: 19 Pregnant Girls Wrote BECE

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
Officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) have disclosed that 19 girls were confirmed pregnant while writing the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga Municipality and the Bongo District of the Upper East Region. Mr Elvis Apam, and Mr Moses Nyaaba, Bolgatanga Municipal and Bongo District Examination Officers, made the disclosures to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at separate interviews and indicated that there were 13 girls visibly pregnant and writing the exams in the Bolgatanga Municipality while the other six pregnant girls wrote the exams in the Bongo District. According to them, 18 candidates including six boys and 12 girls in the Bolgatanga Municipal and 22 candidates made up of 11 boys and 11 girls in the Bongo District failed to turn up for the

Accident Involving Two Buses Kills 10 People At Suhum

Written by | June 13, 2018 | 0
A road crash involving two buses at Asuboi, a suburb of Suhum, on Wednesday morning, has claimed 10 lives. The crash occurred on the main Accra Kumasi Highway. Personnel of the National Ambulance service indicated to Citi News that there were 32 survivors from the crash. Some of the survivors are said to be in critical condition. Doctors at the Suhum Government Hospital are making arrangements to refer some of the injured to the Koforidua Regional Hospital. Several lives have been lost through accidents this year.

Akufo-Addo Only Diverting Attention With Dismissal Of Top Government Officials

Written by | June 8, 2018 | 0
A former Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations in the Mahama administration, Baba Jamal, says the dismissal of Chief Executive Officers of four state institutions, was aimed at diverting attention from Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest exposé, “Number 12.” Baba Jamal says the President’s action was stage-managed to divert attention from the video which has “tainted the Presidency in a way.” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday terminated the appointments of Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) Company, Alfred Obeng Boateng, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) CEO, Gifty Klenam along with all her deputies, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) CEO, Paul Asare Ansah. The dismissal of the CEOs coincided with the premiering

Defense Lawyer Accuses Major Mahama Of Protecting Illegal Miners

Written by | May 24, 2018 | 0
The late Major Maxwell Mahama A defense lawyer in the trial of persons charged over the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama, George Bernard Shaw has accused the team of military officers led by the late soldier of being deployed to the area to protect illegal miners. He claimed the mining company they were protecting, C and G Aleska had been written to by the Minerals Commission to halt operation in the Juabo Forest. Mr. Shaw also said the residents of Denkyira Oboasi had a frosty relationship with the company due to concerns they were degrading the forest. The activities of this company became topical following the lynching of then Army Captain Maxwell Mahama by some residents of Denkyira Oboase. The District Chief Executive of the area Daniel Appianin was suspended by President

Woman Fights Africa World Airlines Seeking GHC200,000 Compensation

Written by | May 24, 2018 | 0
A physically challenged woman who was denied a seat on an Africa World Airlines flight has demanded compensation for discrimination and breach of contract. Her lawyers say Rita Kriba who uses a walking aid suffered “grave embarrassment” after the airline declined to transport her from Accra to Kumasi on May 5, 2018. They are demanding 200,000 cedis compensation for discrimination on the basis of her disability and an additional ¢ 10,000 for failing to fly her despite having a ticket. They also want an apology published in the Daily Graphic In default of these three demands, the lawyers say they have instructions from their client to proceed to court. The discrimination incident was widely discussed on social media with some urging Rita, a Fellow of the Young African

Successful Operation Vanguard Activities Lead To Over 1,000 Arrests

Written by | May 24, 2018 | 0
More than 1,000 individuals engaged in illegal mining have been arrested between August 2017 and May 2018 after the government deployed a task force to end the destructive practice in the country. According to Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, hundreds of excavators have also been confiscated. Again, more than 1,500 floating platforms commonly known as ‘changfas’ used by the illegal miners on water bodies were also ceased and destroyed by the combined team of military cum police personnel — Operation Vanguard. Mr Amewu disclosed these Wednesday on Upfront, a current affairs programme on JoyNews TV. The government’s resolve to end illegal mining saw the establishment of Operation Vanguard which is made up some 400 security officers, who were

Ghosts Are Hunting Us In Our Community — People Of Mbease Nsuta

Written by | May 24, 2018 | 0
The People Of Mbease Nsuta in the Prestea Huni-Vallley Municipality of Western Region are complaining bitterly about ghost hunting them in their community. According to them, the galamseyers who weren’t found when the pit collapsed on them last year June’s ghosts are hunting them and their children. “Our children can’t go to school, we can’t go to farm and work, we see strange people all the time even in the afternoon,”they lamented. The chief of Mbease Nsuta, Nana Adu Panyin II, has expressed his concern about this issue. Speaking to Energy News, he explained that, what his people are saying is true without any doubt but he has tried as much as possible to consult the MCE for Prestea Huni Valley Municipality Hon Mozart Kwaku Owuh and his Assembly about it. He continued that,

CID Grilled Kwasi Nyantakyi For 5 Hours

Written by | May 24, 2018 | 0
Kwasi Nyantakyi President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi, yesterday landed in the hands of personnel of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service at the Kotoka International Airport minutes after his arrival from Morocco on board Ethiopian Airline. He was picked up about mid-morning by three officers from the CID and immediately whisked him to the CID headquarters to help the police to investigate an official complaint against him lodged by President Akufo-Addo. The GFA boss was said to have expressed his willingness to assist the police investigators after going through about five hours of grilling. Mr. Nyantakyi has been captured in a new investigative piece by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his Tiger Eye PI team,