DON’T BE CYNICAL, GHANA CAN MAKE IT – PREZ
President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to do away with cynicism and instead have belief and faith in the ability of the country to achieve massive socio-economic development.
TEARS FLOW FOR ROSEMOND
Hundreds of mourners turned out last Saturday at the funeral for the Stanbic Bank worker who was murdered in her house at Baatsona in Accra to bid her farewell.
GRACA, WINNIE UNITE IN GRIEF
The beauty of culture, tradition, custom, religion, music and dance characterised the burial service and interment of the once little boy from a very simple background in Qunu, in Eastern Cape in South Africa, who was not fortunate to enjoy a very rosy childhood and went through challenging times, but grew up to become one of the world’s greatest leaders.
Business and Financial Times
COCOBOD IN DIRE STRAITS
The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is experiencing tough times and facing huge financial constraints which have brought about an uneasy calm in the workplace.
SEC WANTS LEVY ON MARKET FUNDS
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is negotiating with entities under its purview for them to commit to paying a percentage of funds under management to the commission.
MACRO STABILITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SUPPORTS STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings says in its 2014 Outlook report for sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns that growth will pick up in 2014, helped by recovery in Europe – but financial market turbulence linked Fed tapering could pose challenges for sovereigns with twin deficits and high foreign participation in local markets. Overall, the region’s rating outlook is stable.
JJ HITS MAHAMA WITH CORRUPTION BATON
Former President Jerry Rawlings over the weekend launched an attack on President John Mahama over his inability to fight corruption in his government.
TEARS FLOW FOR ROSEMOND AS KILLER SINGS FROM CELLS
Family Members, friends, colleagues and sympathisers of Rosemond Nyampong, the 32-year-old staff of Stanbic Bank who was murdered at her residence at Baatsona on the Spintex Road, could not hold back their tears as they said their final farewell to her over the weekend.
APRAKU MISFIRES; NANA’S AIDES TEAR HIM APART
Just as the feud between the Nana-Addo-for-2016 and the Nana-should-retire camps in the New Patriotic Party appeared to be settling with the understanding that Nana was definitely going to contest the NPP’s 2016 presidential primaries, his 2008 campaign manager, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, decided to stir things up by suggesting that Nana should be changed because he was incapable of attracting independent voters.
NO SINGLE PSYCHIATRIST AT PRISONS
The Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) cannot boast of a single medical doctor or psychiatrist. The service faces challenges in employing specialists such as medical doctors, clinical psychologists, counsellors, lawyers and psychiatrists to deliver much-needed specialised services to the prisoners.
The New Statesman
PENSIONERS’ MONEY USED TO BUY MERCHANT BANK? – IMANI -GHANA RAISES ALARM
Policy Think Tank, IMANI Ghana says there are serious allegations that funds used by Fortiz for the purchase of Merchant Bank were made available to them by the Bank of Ghana via the Temporary Pension Fund Account or the Tier 2 Pension funds, being held at the Central Bank.
MAHAMA SCRAPS IMPORT DUTY WAIVER FOR HEALTH WORKERS
Beginning January 1, 2014, the Ministry of Health will start implementing an order from the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government to scrap the waiver introduced by the New Patriotic Party administration under the leadership of President Agyekum Kufuor, which enabled health workers to import vehicles without paying duties at the port.
NPP HEADING FOR A CRASH LANDING? AS JOSTLING FOR POSITIONS HEATS UP, INFIGHTING SET TO BREAK UP PARTY
Five years after failed attempts to clinch on to power, it appears the largest opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is heading for a break up following the current infighting among the leaders, aspiring leaders, dragging the rank and file into the fray.
CRITERIA USED BY GJA TO SELECT ‘MEDIA FUND’ LAPTOPS BENEFICIARIES QUESTIONED
Some Journalists are questioning the criteria used by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to select the media houses the GJA gave the laptops said to have been bought from the Media Development Fund (MDF).
AMAKYE DEDE SLIPS BADLY
First timers at an Amakye Dede live concert must have walked away from the Accra International Conference Centre last Friday with a poor impression of the veteran highlife musician.
For such a well organised and well publicised ‘Black & White’ concert at which Amakye Dede was considered to be the star performer, the “Abrantie”, as he is fondly called, slipped badly.
MANDELA LAID TO REST
The mortal remains of former South African President, Nelson Rlihlahla Mandela, was yesterday laid to rest in a family plot, after poltical and religious leaders had paid tribute to the first black South African president at a state funeral service.
STUDENT ROBBED AT FIDELITY BANK
A final-year student of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) Ms Barbara Addo, was on Monday, November 26, 2013 swindled by a ‘supposed staff’ of the Ring Road Central branch of Fidelity Bank in Accra when she went to pay her academic user fees prior to the end of semester exams.
GOLD FUND HOLDS 8TH AGM
Gold Fund Unit Trust (GFUT) at the weekend held its 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) with Fund Managers giving investors enough reasons to keep their investments.
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY PICKS UP – BoG
Economic activity is expected to pick up during the fourth quarter supported by seasonal factors, according to Central Bank’s latest survey.
CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS RECEIVE PAYMENT VIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
Contractors and suppliers to government projects and institutions would now be receiving direct payment via electronic transfer under the current arrangement of the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).
THREE BODIES CONFIRM ROBUSTNESS OF GCNet PLATFORM
The three independent bodies who recently conducted various investigations into the Ghana Community Gateway Network System (GCNet) over alleged fraud has exonerated the company, confirming the robustness of the GCNet platform.
TONY AIDOO WHIPS AKUFO-ADDO
The continuous wrangling over the posture and attitude of the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo seems not be dying any time soon as former Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Presidency, Dr Tony Aidoo has also joined the fray and described the NPP leader as somebody who has an “offensive body language”.
NPP YOUTH IN COURT OVER RIGGED ELECTIONS
The Krowor Constituency chairmanship election of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is hanging in limbo following a court injunction restraining the office from holding further polls unitl the issues raised by some aggrieved party executives at the polling station level are addressed.
CROOKS MANUFACTURE MINING TOOL TO KILL WATER BEDS
When the government launched the anti-galamsey campaign to protect the country’s natural resources, whose fast depletion was blamed on sophisticated machinery used by illegal foreign miners, not many have bothered to question the origins of the equipment used in disturbing the water beds in the mining areas.
Information available to the Daily Heritage suggest that the hydraulic elevators – the machine used to collect gravel and gold particles from the alluvial beds in the various water bodies in the Western Region – are manufactured by by local artisans in the country.