Mediator who helped secure release of Chibok girls wins $150K UN prize

Mediator who helped secure release of Chibok girls wins $150K UN prize

A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by violence in northeast Nigeria. Zannah Mustapha is the founder of two schools which offer free education, […]

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Mobile money vendor faints over GHC6k scam

Mobile money vendor faints over GHC6k scam

The entire Nkotompo Township in Sekondi was thrown into a state of shock Wednesday evening when an MTN mobile money vendor Emmanuel Dadzie collapsed after falling victim to a mobile money scam. According to reports, the suspect 37-year-old Mena Ekua went to the vendor and asked him to transfer an amount of GHC2000 each to […]

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Trenches create death-trap on Sunyani-Kumasi highway

Trenches create death-trap on Sunyani-Kumasi highway

The deplorable nature of sections of the Sunyani-Kumasi stretch road remains a death trap to passengers and drivers who use the highway. During a visit, the Ghana News Agency sighted some trenches developed at certain sections along the Abesewa-Nsuta corridor of the highway. The visit was necessitated by the persistent complaints from commercial drivers and […]

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Ablekuma Central District public schools excel in BECE

Ablekuma Central District public schools excel in BECE

Students in the Ablekuma Central District schools have excelled in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) raising the image of their schools. Twenty-one students who wrote the BECE in 10 schools had a single digit aggregate, while the rest had aggregate 10 to 20, scoring 100 per cent. The schools are Abossey Okai Methodist, […]

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Chieftaincy disputes bane of Assin Andoe’s development

Chieftaincy disputes bane of Assin Andoe’s development

Development in Assin Andoe, a predominantly farming community in the Assin South District of the Central Region, has been drawn back due to years of entrenched and protracted chieftaincy disputes by some traditional leaders in the community. Mr Appiah Antwi, the Assemblyman for Electoral Area, appealed to traditional authorities in the area to forge ahead […]

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Nadowli-Kaleo DCE donates learning materials to school children

Nadowli-Kaleo DCE donates learning materials to school children

The District Chief Executive for Nadowli-Kaleo District in the Upper West Region Hon. Kathrine Lankono on Wednesday September 13, 2017 distributed some school items to pupils in some communities in the district as part of the “My first day at school” initiative. At Omboo R/C Kindergarten School, the DCE, distributed some items to 11 children […]

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Ambulances procured by MOH did not meet specifications

Ambulances procured by MOH did not meet specifications

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Ambulance Service, Prof. Ahmed Zakari, has stated that the 30 ambulances purchased by the Ministry of Health did not meet the specifications needed to run ambulance service in Ghana. According to him, the technical team of the Ghana Ambulance Service was not involved in the procurement process. […]

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Health Service Workers Union raises eye brow

Health Service Workers Union raises eye brow

A study conducted by the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) has revealed that there are many anomalies in the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) benefits. Mr Reynolds Ofosu Tenkorang, the General Secretary of HSWU, speaking at the climax of the HSWU Week Celebration in Accra, said the study has revealed that […]

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Free iron folic tablet for girls in the Volta Region

Free iron folic tablet for girls in the Volta Region

Girls between the ages of ten and 19 in the Volta Region are to be given free iron folic tablet weekly to prevent adolescent anaemia. A demographic health survey conducted in 2013 revealed that 48.7 per cent of women of reproductive age in the Region were anaemic. The initiative, dubbed “Girls Iron Folic Tablet” (GIFT), […]

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KATH suspends new admissions over shortage of doctors

KATH suspends new admissions over shortage of doctors

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region has suspended new emergency admissions following an acute shortage of doctors at the facility. This was captured in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and sighted by citifmonline.com. The memo stated that management of the […]

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