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Ghana Commercial Bank staff charged over GH¢356,000 theft

Two persons, including a banker at the Takoradi branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) Limited, have been dragged before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing over GHS356,000 belonging to the bank. They are Ferdinand Kofi Amponsah, the banker and Issah Alhassan aka Issah Alhassan, an auto-mechanic and customer of the bank. The two, according to the prosecution, led ... Read More »

Ghanaian athlete Abeyie slapped with 4-year ban for doping

Ghanaian Athlete, Tim Abeyie, has been banned for four years after violating doping rules governing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Ghana Athletics Association (GAA). According to the GAA, Abeyie tested positive for a banned substance while participating in a competition in Germany. Abeyie, switched allegiance to Ghana in 2011 from UK. His last ... Read More »

Asamoah Gyan drops out of world’s top 10 best-paid players list

Chelsea midfielder Oscar is closing in on a shock transfer to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million fee. The Brazilian playmaker will become the latest star name to head to the lucrative Chinese Super League, following fellow Brazilians Hulk and Ramires, and former Premier League stars Graziano Pelle and Asamoah Gyan. And to convince Oscar to give ... Read More »

Remove 5% VAT on real estate charges – GREDA to Nana Addo

The Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), has called on the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to remove the 5% VAT on the sale of real estates. According to them Nana Addo would have ‘walked the talk’ if he does that since it was part of his campaign promise ahead of the 2016 elections. The Executive Secretary of the Association Samuel Amegayibor ... Read More »

Fuel prices expected to go up 2 to 4%

The Institute of Energy Security has said fuel prices are likely to go up by 2% to 4% from today December 16 to December 31, 2016 per the second pricing window. Principal Research Analyst of the Petroleum Unit of IES, Richmond Rockson in a statement said “In line with the deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry, the ... Read More »

Nigerian trade hub now a ghost town after Boko Haram rule

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 »

Mobile Money: MTN to offer loans to customers

Customers of MTN’s Mobile Money service would soon be able to access loans from the company. According to Eli Hini, MTN’s general manager for mobile financial services, the latest addition, which is expected to be rolled out in 2017, is especially targeted at Ghana’s small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). “We have micro-lending which is one of our undertakings for ... Read More »

President Mahama to deliver final State of the Nation address next week

President John Dramani Mahama is set to deliver his final State of the Nation’s address to Parliament next Thursday, December 22, 2016. His address will also be the last one by a head of state to the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic. The president, after serving a four-year term as president, lost his bid to remain in power for ... Read More »

Ga-Adangbe in Canada woo tourists to visit Ghana

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 »

Parliament to begin registration of MPs-elect on December 19

All newly-elected parliamentarians for the Seventh Parliament will be registered at the Parliament House in Accra ahead of their inauguration from December 19 to 23, 2016. The deputy head of Public Affairs, Kate Addo, said the first-time MPs will be taken through an orientation on parliamentary proceedings. The registration, she added will start from December 19 and that the MPs-elect ... Read More »