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National football stars join Prisons Service

Four female national football stars have today passed out as officers of the Ghana Prisons Service. They include two players of Black Queens – the national female football team; Juliet Acheampong and Azume Adams and Black Princesses duo; Ruth Animah and Helena Obeng. They were part of the 112th course run …

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It’s illegal to share pornographic images of children – Minister warns

Communications Ministry is pushing for a Bill which when approved by Parliament, will make it illegal to circulate sexually explicit materials involving children. The draft Cyber Security Bill, according to sector Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, will deal with the gaps in the current legal provisions in addressing online activities involving children. …

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3 grave looters remanded

Three alleged grave looters, caught in possession of human skeletons, are standing trial at the Goaso Circuit Court in the Ahafo Region. Their possession, it has turned out, were the remains of the late mother of the Nifahene of Abuom, who had been buried for years. Farmers Yaw Yiredie, 35, …

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Hepatitis B, C infections, leading causes of death in Ghana – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has identified the country as having a prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections, which are the leading causes of death from infectious diseases globally. GHS said on Wednesday that about 421 people died out of 117, 095 viral hepatitis cases between 2014 and …

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British MP with Ghana roots made UK Business Minister

Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, a British Conservative Party politician with Ghanaian roots, was promoted Thursday by the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Mr Kwarteng has served as MP since 2010 for Spelthorne, Surrey, south-east England. On November 16, 2018, he was appointed Undersecretary of State in the Department for …

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Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple will acquire “the majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion, the two companies announced today. Around 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, and Apple will acquire IP and equipment from Intel as well. The transaction is expected to close toward the end of the year. Intel won’t …

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$6m potato factory slated for Ketu North District

Maphlix Trust Ghana (MTG) Limited has begun a search for strategic investors to help establish a $6million factory in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region to process about 20 million tonnes of sweet potatoes every year into various derivatives for both the local and export market. According to …

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PMMC to trade in Zambian gemstones

A six-member Zambian delegation is in Ghana to explore viable opportunities of marketing and selling Zambian gemstones by the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC). The delegation has therefore held several meetings with officials of the PMMC that is expected to seal a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September this year. Gemstones are …

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