Browsing all posts in January, 2012.

Reducing maternal deaths – Oxfam holds dialogue with TBAs, religious bodies

The rate of maternal deaths in Ghana currently stands at 350 deaths per 100,000 births, a very high rate by all standards. Compared with other countries, available statistics indicate that the likelihood of a woman dying during child birth in Ghana is 1 in 66, while it is 1 in 100 in South Africa and [...]

Nana Addo urges Electoral Commission to be transparent in 2012 elections

Nana Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to organize the December elections in a transparent manner for a clear-cut winner to be chosen. He made the call when speaking on “Our Yearning for Peace” at the National Interdenominational Prayer Service of the NPP at Essipong [...]

Appiah: Ghana has no preference on who to play at quarters

Akwasi Appiah insists Ghana has no preference when it comes to opponents at the quarter finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars depending on how the final round of group matches pan out could face co-host Gabon at the first knockout stage. Many Ghana supporters however are uncomfortable with this prospect [...]

Adam Kwaresey admits to a tough competition

Black stars Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has admitted his performance in the opening two group games of the ongoing Cup of Nations has disappointed himself and hopes to improve in subsequent games. Adam Kwarasey has been heavily criticized for failing to impress so far in the tournament as his aerial control, composure and overall goalkeeping skills [...]

Barclays Bank wins ‘shame award’

Barclays Bank has been adjudged the world’s worst company at the Public Eye ‘shame award’ for speculating on food prices as a result of which about 44 million people worldwide were pushed into extreme poverty in the second half of 2010. The award, organised by Greenpeace and the Berne Declaration (BD), was held January 27, [...]

Andre Ayew hopes Ghana critics will eat humble pie

Ghana midfielder Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew is hoping that Black Stars critics will eat humble pie as they swept past Mali at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars were tagged by critics like Mamadou Gaye of SuperSport as incapable of excelling at the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The Ivorian controversial commentator [...]

Jomoro Youth demonstrate against re-location of gas Project

A large number of the youth in the Jomoro District of the Western Region on Friday went on a two-hour peaceful demonstration at Beyin, to register their protect against the relocation of the Domunli Gas Project. The demonstrators dressed in mourning clothes with red bands held placards some of which read:“ Jomoro friendly for Gas [...]

STMA:Six deprived schools get books, pens

Six deprived schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have received assorted items worth GHs 27,000, which includes 3,000 pieces of exercise book and 1,500 ball pens. The schools are Kansaworodo, Nkroful, Adientem, Mampong, Diabene and Akroma Krom Primary and Junior High Schools. The donation was made by the Sekondi-Takoradi Rotary Club yesterday. Speaking at the ceremony, [...]

President Mills to deliver State of the Nation address in February 2012

Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader in Parliament said on Friday that President Evans Atta Mills would deliver the state of the nation address in February 2012 and that the house may take two week to debate it. He also announced that the House may rise on March 23, 2012 to enable members to support the [...]

President Mills to play key roles at 18th AU Ordinary Session

The 18th African Union (AU) meeting in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, which officially opened last Monday, has assigned Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills major roles during the session of heads of State and Government. Aside delivering the keynote address, which is on the theme: “Boosting Intra African Trade,” President Mills, who leaves Ghana [...]