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President Akufo-Addo
Politics

Ghana to observe Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

President Nana Akufo-Addo is proposing legislation to Parliament to designate August 4 as Founders Day, ditching September 21 as the commemorative day for Ghana’s liberation and independence fighters. However, September 21 will be observed as ‘Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day’. Both days – August 4 and September 21 — will be […]

President Akufo-Addo displaying his new Ghana Card
Homeland News

Ghana launches new Identification Card

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has received his National Identification Card, dubbed the new “Ghana Card”, at a ceremony held at the premises of the National Identification Authority on Friday. According to President Akufo-Addo, the new identification card signals the dawn of a new day in biometric identity management in […]

GES Acting Director General
Homeland News

Two SHS headmasters demoted for charging fees

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has started cracking the whip with the demotion of at least two headmasters who are said to have flouted the guidelines on the implementation of the government’s free senior high school programme. They are said to have demanded school fees from some first year students […]

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Homeland News

Ranking: The best SHS from Ghana’s 10 regions

A research company, AB Review, has come out with a list of the best Senior High Schools in each of the ten regions in Ghana. The rankings were done based on statistics of the schools’ performances in the last five years, that is from 2011 to 2016. Key among the […]

export marijuana for economic gains
Homeland News

Let’s legalise, grow and export marijuana – GSA boss

The Acting Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, Professor Alex Dodoo, is advocating for the export of marijuana for economic gains. This comes at a time when there are varied opinions on the drug use and its legalisation in the country. Notable personalities including former UN Secretary General, Kofi […]

The hand of the ten year old boy
Homeland News

Woman burns grandson’s hand for stealing fish in soup

A 51-year-old woman, Ama Adobea has severely burnt the hand of her 10-year-old grandson at Assin-Bisidruasi for stealing fish from a pot of soup. The victim, in an interview with Adom News explained that the suspect who is his grandmother angrily dragged his hand into a fire as punishment for […]

London
Africans Abroad

London through Ghanaian eyes – Elizabeth Ohene

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra. On a short visit to London, I have been looking at the city with a fresh eye. For 19 years, the UK […]

Sulley Muntari
Sports

Muntari’s car seized over non-payment of rental fees

According to reports by local media in Italy, the former Inter Milan midfielder was stopped by the police at the Switzerland border. The website, Fantagazzetta reported that Sulley Muntari was travelling from Italy into Switzerland when he was approached by the police. According to the report, Sulley was confronted for […]

Mamfe Methodist Girls' High School
Homeland News

Free SHS: Over 400 students turned away at Mamfe SHS

Over 400 students have been turned away by authorities at the Mamfe Methodist Girls Senior High School in the Eastern region. According to authorities, the school has the capacity to accommodate only 400 students but over 800 students were posted to the school by the Computer School Selection Placement System. […]

President Akufo-Addo
Politics

Oil money to fund Free SHS – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has revealed his government will resort to “proceeds from natural resources” to fund the free Senior High School policy. The policy is to ensure that every student eligible to enter second cycle institution gains admission with free meal and tuition. “To ensure that no child is denied access […]