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Fri
10
Nov
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Two robbery suspects jump to their death, three others arrested

A daring escape bid by two suspected robbers in handcuffs – jumping from a storey building at Sepe in Kumasi, turned tragic as they died of serious injuries sustained.

They were identified as Mohammed Lukeman and Awudu Usman.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told journalists that the deceased were members of a robbery gang, terrorizing residents of the city.

Three of thier colleagues, Emmanuel Fosu, alias “Alhaji”, Farouk Amadu, alias “Burger” and Saliu Yakubu, alias “Baba Tunde”, have been arrested and detained.

The deceased had told investigators after their arrest that they had been keeping guns for the robbery attacks in a house and had led the police to the place only to make the daring escape attempt.

ASP Obeng indicated that the gang was linked to series of robbery in the metropolis and the arrest of the members was based upon intelligence.

Tue
24
Oct

Ghana Armed Forces commences 2017/2018 special medical intake

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has commenced the 2017/2018 Special Medical Intake enlistment process as advertised in the Saturday, October 21’s edition of the Daily Graphic and Monday, October 23’s edition of the Ghanaian Times.

A statement issued in Accra from the Public Relations Directorate of GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency indicated that the scratch cards for the online application are on sale across the country at designated Ghana Post Offices listed in the advert.

The portal for the online application has been activated hence interested persons could log on to www.gafrecruitment.com to apply.

GAF however reminded the public that there were no intermediaries employed to help the process or charge fees for enlistment.

Mon
23
Oct

IPR Ghana holds Annual General Meeting in Kumasi

The Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Ghana has held its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week in Kumasi.

The two-day event which was the first of its kind to be held by the Institute outside Accra started with a student outreach programme at the Christian Service University College on Thursday October 19 and was climaxed with a meeting of Public Relations (PR) practitioners from across the width and breadth of the country on Friday 20th October.

A statement signed by Mr Charles Adjei Tetteh, the Executive Secretary of IPR Ghana and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the meeting discussed among other things the financial position of the sole body for Public Relations practitioners in Ghana as well as the trajectory of the PR profession in the country.

Sat
21
Oct

Information collected for digital address system will be protected – Minister

The Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Wednesday, said information collected for the National Digital Property Addressing System would be kept under lock and key.

According to her, the system would also make it difficult for criminals to hide in the country as well as prevent them from accessing or hacking any data.

Speaking at the launch of the addressing system, the Communication Minister noted that the system would also unlock the mystery of capital generation.

The National Digital Property Addressing System was designed by Vokacom, a Ghanaian Information Technology firm, at a cost of $2.5 million.

The digital address system will be a precursor to the National Identification Authority’s Ghana card which is to be rolled out this year.

Sat
14
Oct

Tigo and Airtel complete Ghana transaction

Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom"), the parent company of mobile operator Tigo Ghana Limited, has announced the completion of the merger transaction.

Millicom International and Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the parent company of Airtel Ghana, announced on March 3, 2017 the decision to combine their operations in Ghana.

A statement from the partners said the successful closing would see both companies hold equal ownership and governance rights in the combined entity. The Airtel - Tigo merged entity in Ghana will be the second largest mobile network operator in the country.

It is envisaged that the combined business will offer improved coverage and better quality of service to customers in both urban and rural Ghana, enabling wider access to communication solutions for businesses and mobile financial services to the Ghanaian customers.

Fri
13
Oct

Royal House Chapel reaches out to prisoners in Ho

The Royal house Chapel International is sponsoring the surgery of eleven male prisoners in Ho to correct defects caused by various ailments.

This followed a medical outreach by the Church for about 1,000 inmates of the Ho Central Prisons as part of a three-day “Compassion Ministry” work in the Volta Region.

The Church also presented medical items and foodstuffs to the Prisons and the sick at the Volta Regional Hospital.

Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah, Apostle General of the Church, said the gesture was in line with the Church’s belief in reaching out to the vulnerable in society.

He said prison was only a place of “transition to greatness” and urged the inmates to keep faith alive and rebuild their future behind the scene.

Mon
09
Oct

University of Mines admits 640 new students

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa has admitted 640 students out of 2,108 applicants, to pursue various mining related courses this academic year.

The figure comprise 489 males, representing 76.72 per cent, and 149 females, representing 23.28 per cent.

Professor Jerry Kuma, the Vice Chancellor of UMaT, who administered the matriculation oath, said as a University they had done a lot to encourage more women to venture into engineering education over the years through their gender mainstreaming policy.

"We will therefore continue to evolve new initiatives to sustain the mainstreaming programme to encourage more females to pursue engineering programmers in our University," he stated.

In the area of postgraduate admissions, Prof. Kuma said the University admitted 61 students to pursue various programmers leading to the award of Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees.

Mon
09
Oct

140 children with heart defects receive treatment

Boston Children’s Hospital of the Harvard University in the United States (US), has collaborated with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to perform successful open heart surgery on 140 Ghanaian children born with heart defects.

The operations performed free of charge by a team of medical personnel, including cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, critical care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and medical volunteers, were intended to correct heart-related deformities and abnormalities amongst the patients.

“We are happy to be associated with this noble cause over the last decade, and seeing some of the beneficiaries of our outreach programme now being able to play soccer, jump around and do things just like any other healthy child gives us the joy and motivation to work hard in achieving our goals”, Ms. Beverly Small, a critical care nurse of the Boston Children’s Hospital told the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

Fri
06
Oct

Pwalugu tomato, meat factories will be revived – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo, has assured the Chiefs and People of the Upper East Region of the government’s commitment to revamp the defunct Tomato and Meat factories in the area.

The President gave the assurance when the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari, and the Vice President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Baba Salifu Lemyaarum, jointly made the appeal to him, during his two-day visit to the region, to thank the people for endorsing him as the President of Ghana.

The tour was also to interact with them to know their concerns and elicit their feedback on his policies and programmes.

The opinion leaders told the President that the two factories were the major assets of the region, and that revamping them would not only create jobs, but also help create wealth and reduce migration from the area to urban centres.

Tue
03
Oct

Ethiopian Airlines goes fully digital

Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and flight operations, commercial operations and finance.
 
Others are human resource management, customer services, procurement and supply chain management, online learning, management approvals and authorizations.
 
A statement issued in Accra on Monday, signed by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the initiative would remove paper from the entire system.
 
The statement quoted Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines as saying: “Although we started the digitization project in the last few years, today marks an important milestone in our history as we are removing paper from our entire business processes”.
 

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