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Prez Mills for Special Fulbright honour

 

The Institute of International Education (IIE), is set to honour President John Evans Atta Mills, as the first ever Fulbright Scholar to become President of any Republic, a release from the Office of the President has said. mills and dr goodman

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute, Dr. Allan E. Goodman, according to the release, declared the intention of the Institute when he met with President Mills in New York, on Monday, November 28, 2011.

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Government to pay home-made power producers

 

solar panelBuying a solar panel is now the best investment a householder can make as the government is set to introduce a feed-in-tariff into the power sector following the passage of the renewable energy bill.

This will oblige electricity companies to pay people an amount yet to be determined for the power they produce at home from renewable energy sources such as solar or wind, and a further payment will be given for any electricity fed into the grid. The money will come from customers in the form of higher bills.

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Massive Fraud At Rent Control as officials connive with Landlords to eject Tenants

 

ghana rent controlSome officials of the Rent Control Department in Accra, near the Tema Station have been fingered for conniving with some landlords in the city to unduly eject tenants from their residences, our investigations have revealed.

Some officials of the department, it was discovered, have forgone their core duties under the Rent Act, 1963 (act 220) and the Rent Control Act 1986 (PNDCL 138) by establishing a system of lawlessness that gives room to bribery and corruption to pursue their agenda.

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Abuga Pele clarifies NYEP payment schedules

 

2501.347326Accra, Nov. 27, GNA – Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has called on coordinators of the Programme to pay all interns who do not have appointment letters but have introductory letters and have their names on their pay roll.

This according to him, such beneficiaries are genuine but might have either misplaced their appointment letters were not issued with one.

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Nana mocks Anyidoho’s threat to deal with him

Nana Ado DanquahNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flag-bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, has indicated, unequivocally, that he will not back down from his renowned ‘all-die-be-die’ mantra ahead of the 2012 elections.

The opposition leader in February this year stirred the hornet’s nest when he made the controversial ‘all-die-be-die’ statement in the Eastern Region, admonishing party members to be vigilant and not succumb to intimidation from political opponents.

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NDC In Secret Talks With Samia!

Samia NkrumahWith the participation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) founder Jerry John Rawlings in the 2012 electioneering campaign in doubt, ranking members of the NDC are desperately looking for ways of adding more numbers into its fold.

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Airport security officer helped smuggled heroin through Dulles

AirportAn airport security supervisor in Ghana has been indicted for helping an international drug ring smuggle heroin into the United States through the Dulles International Airport.

The West African drug operation paid couriers up to $15,000 per trip to transport kilos of heroin, either in carry-on luggage or stitched into a wig of artificial hair, according to the U.S. Attorney Office for Eastern Virginia.

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Costly grave; private cemetries charge GHS2,500

29421838.295Private cemetery operators have taken advantage of inadequate space for the burial of the dead in Accra to charge bereaved families exorbitant fees or rents for parcels of land to give their beloved relatives final resting place.

The fees vary depending on the location of the cemeteries and whether or not the dead is an adult or a child.

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Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa DCE wins NDC parliamentary primaries

Odoben (C/R) Nov 26, GNA – Madam Nkrumah Aboah, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Chief Executive, was on Saturday elected the parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDC) in a primaries, held at Odoben.

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15 year old girl kidnapped for ten days and defiled

 

rape black girl1.3gp-0 320 320 0 9223372036854775000 0 1 0Cape Coast, Nov. 25, GNA – A circuit court in Cape Coast on Thursday remanded a 40-year-old mason, Kofi Karikari in prison custody for allegedly kidnapping and defiling a 15- year- old junior high school (JHS) student at Assin Praso

Karikari who pleaded not guilty would reappear on Thursday December 1, 2011.