Thursday , 18 January 2018

DEVELOPMENT

Government increases National Service allowance by 60%

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Government has approved a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60%. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 from the GH¢350 they currently receive. A letter sighted by citifmonline.com from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week. About 70,407 service ... Read More »

Obey elderly advice – Presby Catechist tells youth

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The catechist of Emmanuel Congregation branch of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Mrs. Esther Afafa Kpokli, has urged the youth to obey advices from the older generation in order to live a chaste life. According to her, the youth rejects the advice of their elders because “they categorise them as being much of a dictator.” Speaking at the Aged Sunday ... Read More »

Police to roll out ‘operation father Christmas’

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Scores of policemen are expected to be deployed across the country to ensure peace and security during the Christmas celebration. Under the code day “Operation Father Christmas,” the deployment will also include allied security agencies such as the Military to strategic areas to reduce crime. The programme is an annual programme by the police service aimed at ensuring public safety ... Read More »

Nigerian trade hub now a ghost town after Boko Haram rule

A picture taken on December 8, 2016 in Bama, northeast Nigeria shows one the buildings destoyed by Boko Haram (AFP)

The houses are burnt-out shells, and charred cars and petrol pumps line the roads in the once-bustling Nigerian trade hub of Bama before it was razed by Boko Haram jihadists. As the second biggest town in northern Borno State, Bama was home to some 270,000 residents and a major trading post on the road to Cameroon. But today, 85 percent ... Read More »

Ga-Adangbe in Canada woo tourists to visit Ghana

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In pursuit of love, care and protection for one another in a foreign destination such as Canada, Ghanaians have formed various traditional and welfare associations to help themselves. Ga-Adangbe Association of Toronto-Canada is one of these Ghanaian associations who meets regularly to discuss the welfare members and how best to help in case one needs assistance. Over the weekend, the ... Read More »

Gbese Mantse appears at Nana Addo’s meeting with Ga chiefs

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The self-acclaimed chief of Gbese, Nii Ayi Bonte II, on Tuesday was faced with what many would say an embarrassing situation when the president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called on the Ga Traditional Council at Dodowa. Nana Akufo-Addo had gone there with some party executives to thank the chiefs and the queen mothers for their support during the 2016 electioneering ... Read More »

Election 2016: How Joe Anokye quickly calculated election results for NPP

Mr Joe Anokye, a Telecommunications engineering service manager at NASA, the US space agency was tasked by the New Patriotic Party before the 2016 election to devise a system that could help them to collate their own results. Mr Anokye, who was made the Technology Director of the NPP 2016 Campaign Team, was able to predict victory for Nana Addo ... Read More »

5 things you didn’t know about Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo

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The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is on the verge of becoming Ghana’s new president with media projections tipping the NPP to win the 2016 elections. Here are five things you did not know about Nana Addo. 1. Three members of Ghana’s famous big six were his relatives New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana ... Read More »

Teaching how to speak in ‘tongues’ is wrong – Apostle Jackson

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The President of Apostolic Order Network, Apostle Joseph A. Jackson, has urged churches and pastors to stop teaching their congregation how to pray in the Holy Ghost language (tongues). In an interview with hillgospelnews.com, Apostle Jackson criticized the practice and described it as non-biblical. According to him “ministers of God can teach the tongues speaking as a topic for members ... Read More »

Mandela’s children hospital dream fulfilled three years after death

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Brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children’s hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela. After he led the struggle to dismantle apartheid, one of Mandela’s most cherished dreams was to build the first specialist paediatric hospital in southern Africa. To mark the third anniversary of his death on December 5, ... Read More »