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Women in Ghana - Progress, but Important Challenges Remain

[The Conversation Africa] Four years after gaining independence, Ghana acknowledged women's contribution and activism by establishing the National Council of Women in 1960. The purpose of the council was to acknowledge the contribution and activism of women in Ghana's independence struggle. It was meant to empower and benefit women, for example by establishing vocational training centres and day care centres. (AllAfrica)


One Country, Two Dates, Nkrumah - a Personal Story

[Daily Trust] On January 15, 1966 a coup d'etat took place in Nigeria. The next morning Ghana's President Kwame Nkrumah made a major broadcast to the nation and to the rest of Africa on his external short-wave radio station. He believed Nigeria was too important to go that route. Addressing directly the coup leaders in Nigeria, President Nkrumah said "soldiers have no role in governance. If there are crisis their role remains that of clearing the road block and getting back to their barracks." (AllAfrica)


'Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago Relations Strengthened' - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the bonds of friendship and ties of co-operation existing between Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago have been strengthened following the visit to Ghana of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley, MP. (AllAfrica)


Ansah, Quaye Vow to Devour Each Other At Independence Day Boxing

[Ghanaian Times] All is set for Independence Day's boxing extravaganza to get underway tomorrow at the Bukom Boxing Arena with two of Ghana's sworn boxing rivals, Sheriff 'One Time' Quaye and Michael 'One Bullet' Ansah to headline activities. (AllAfrica)


It's Prudent for EC to Procure New Kit - Group

[Ghanaian Times] A civil society group, Mass Action Committee has debunked the accusations against the Electoral Commission (EC) for procuring a new voters' registration kit in spite of the current robust conditions of the kit. (AllAfrica)


The Ghanaian Media - Torchbearer of the Nation's Democracy

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana gained her political independence some 63 years ago from British colonial rule becoming the first country within the sub-Saharan Africa to chalk such feat. Great as the nation has been in liberating herself, it still has records of checkered history as a nation that has experienced the good, bad and the ugly. (AllAfrica)


Youth Urged to Embrace Legacy of Nkrumah

[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -The Assembly member for the Zoliba-Tindongo electoral area in Nabdam in the Upper East Region, Charles Taleog Ndanbon, has appealed to the citizenry particularly the youth to embrace the legacy of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. (AllAfrica)


Princesses Play Morocco to Mark Int. Women's Day

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's Under-20 women's team, Black Princesses, have left the country to participate in an invitational friendly with the Moroccan senior women's national team. (AllAfrica)


In the Walls of Ghana's Inclusive Education System - Shattered Dreams of the Visually Impaired

[Ghanaian Times] "Although you shall see from a distance the land that I am giving the Israelites, you shall not enter it," this was the punishment from God to Moses for failing to obey a simple instruction to speak to a rock to produce water for the Israelites. (AllAfrica)


Making Sense of Decades of Debate About Nkrumah's Pan-African Ideas

[The Conversation Africa] When the flag of the newly independent Ghana was raised against the night sky of Accra 63 years ago, the whole world was looking on. It was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence from colonial rule. Other Africans watched with trepidation given that so much hung on its success. Other, mainly Western countries, watched with curiosity, or, in the case of colonial powers, with concern. (AllAfrica)


Kwesi Nyantakyi, One Other Person Charged With Fraud, Granted Gh₵1 Million Bail

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Douglas Seidu, the counsel for Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and another person, charged with conspiracy to commit crime and fraud, yesterday told the Accra High Court that his client did not demand for $65,000 from Tiger Eye PI as the state has alleged. (AllAfrica)


Dayspring Montessori International School Visits Times

[Ghanaian Times] Pupils and teachers from Dayspring Montessori School yesterday paid a visit to New Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of Ghanaian Times and Spectator newspapers. (AllAfrica)


GCAAWU Expresses Worry Over Encroachment of Aviation Lands

[Ghanaian Times] The members of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Workers Union (GCAAWU) have called on the government to rescind the decision to relocate evicted judges affected by the construction of the National Cathedral to Aviation lands. (AllAfrica)


Naara Rural Bank Introduces New Products

[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -The Naara Rural Bank under its five-year strategic plan has introduced special innovative products tailored at meeting the needs of customers in the Upper East Region. (AllAfrica)


Suspected Serial Rapist Arrested in Sunyani

[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -Suspected serial rapist and armed robber, who has been operating in the Sunyani municipality for the past one year, has been apprehended by the police. (AllAfrica)


Amend Pre-Tertiary Education Bill to Take Care of All Interests - GNAPS

[Ghanaian Times] Wa -The president of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), Dr Damasus Tuurusong, has appealed to Parliament to consider amending the new Pre tertiary Education Bill to take interests of private, public and faith- based institutions. (AllAfrica)


Court Frees 20 Suspected Secessionists

[Ghanaian Times] Twenty out of the 21 persons arrested at a military training ground in the Volta Region in connection with the secessionists group Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), were yesterday discharged by an Accra circuit court. (AllAfrica)


Govt to Tackle Drainage Before Raining Season

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea says the government is working around the clock to complete some ongoing drainage works in the country before heavy rains begin from May. (AllAfrica)


Ghanaian Times, GSA to Campaign Against Aflatoxins

[Ghanaian Times] The Ghanaian Times is ready to collaborate with the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) in their sensitisation campaign on aflatoxins in the country. (AllAfrica)


Tema-Ouagadougou Port Project Begins Next Year

[Ghanaian Times] Senchi -A 200-million dollar inland port network for the transportation of cargo and fuel from Tema port to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is to be constructed along Lake Volta, beginning next year. (AllAfrica)


Hearts, Okwahu to Renew Rivalry ... in FA Cup Round of 32

[Ghanaian Times] Ten-time MTN FA Cup lords Accra Hearts of Oak will face 2016 finalist Okwahu United in the Round of 32 of the on-going competition at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday, March 25. (AllAfrica)


Ayawaso Central Municipal Schooled On Sanitation

[Ghanaian Times] The Ayawaso Central Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye has urged residents to change their attitude towards sanitation issues in the municipality. (AllAfrica)


Speaker Reads With Pupils At 'Parliament Reads' 2020

[Ghanaian Times] The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, yesterday engaged in a reading exercise with pupils from some private schools to observe the 'Parliament Reads 2020' initiative. (AllAfrica)


Ayawaso Central Assembly Holds Mock Parliament

[Ghanaian Times] A mock parliament aimed at instilling the spirit of cooperation and non-aggression as means of addressing perceived injustice among the youth, was on Thursday inaugurated at the Ayawaso Central municipality, in the Greater Accra Region. (AllAfrica)


GNFS to Conduct Fire Audit in SHSs

[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is to conduct fire audit in senior high schools nationwide following recent fire outbreaks in six dormitories. (AllAfrica)


30 Nuclear Experts in Accra to Discuss Comprehensive Nuclear Treaty Programme

[Ghanaian Times] About 30 nuclear experts from 18 African countries have begun a three-day meeting in Accra to brainstorm on a comprehensive Nuclear Treaty programme aimed at advancing the continent's Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT). (AllAfrica)


Women Challenged to Play Key Role in Agric Sector

[Ghanaian Times] The Women in Food and Agriculture (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards has been launched with a call on women to strive for leadership roles in the development of the country's agriculture sector. (AllAfrica)


Govt Commits Additional U.S.$2 Million to Combat COVID-19 - -Health Minister

[Ghanaian Times] Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has assured that the government is doing everything possible to prevent and protect [the citizenry] against the outbreak and spread of the Corona Virus in Ghana. (AllAfrica)


Hurtubise's Dramatic Golf Story ... How a Strong-Minded Lady Got to the Top of the Sport

[Ghanaian Times] With complications usually associated with pregnancy, heavily pregnant women do not involve in very enduring activities, especially in our part of the country. (AllAfrica)


I'm Satisfied With Our Preparedness to Combat Corona Virus Disease - Pres

[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is satisfied with the country's response to the COVID-19 corona virus disease, after touring health facilities at the Kotoka International Airport, Tema General Hospital and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital yesterday afternoon. (AllAfrica)


Cut the mischief, Mahama’s presence at events irritates Akufo-Addo - Stan Dogbe fires

A former Director of Communications at the Presidency under the erstwhile John Mahama administration Stan Dogbe has intimated that the presence of former President John Dramani Mahama at functions where President Nana Akufo-Addo is attending is often irritating to the latter. (GhanaWeb)