Last Updated: October 17, 2013, 11:34 am


Water crisis peaks in Kpone-Katamanso - Tricyle riders cash in
As new settlements spring up in the newly created Kpone-Katamanso District, the spate of development of these communities has not been matched with provision of basic amenities. Appolonia, Katamanso, Kobekrom, New York, Atta Deka, and Zenu are some of the new settlements scattered about 7 kilometers away from Ashaiman.

Health Insurance is mandatory - Sylvester Mensah
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority Sylvester Mensah has said, the National Health Insurance Law (Act 852) makes it mandatory for all Ghanaians to enrol unto the health insuracne scheme.

CLOGSAG fails to turn up for crunch meeting with Labour Commision
Work at most government institutions visited by joynews showed the buildings were under lock and key. At the registrar general’s department for instance members of the public had gathered at the entrance ready to transact business of some sort.

Ghana’s 4.8% expenditure on health is extremely low – Prof. Frimpong-Boateng
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Cardiothoracic Centre, Professor Kwabena Frimpong -Boateng has implored government to “resource the National Health Insurance Scheme to achieve its mandate”, emphasizing that “without money nothing can be done”.

Cross-border rice smuggling - a big hole in Ghana’s revenue kitty
In May last year, Ghanaians were shocked when ace investigative reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, posing as a rice dealer, vividly exposed the existence of powerful, syndicated rice smuggling cartels, operating along Ghana’s long and porous border with la Cote d’ Ivoire.

ECG’s “bad image” is due to wrong perception- Energy Consultant
Energy Consultant and member of the tariff team of Electricity Company of Ghana, Ebenezer Baiden has said, the bad image consumers give ECG is as a result of wrong perception.

Children also vulnerable to heart disease-medical officer warns
Generally, heart disease campaigns do not target children as the perceived assumption is that they are not a risk, but Senior Medical Officer at New Crystal Health Centre, Dr Micheal Ohene Tawiah Akonor says that notion is completely wrong.

Govt urged to train health professionals to properly manage rabies
New Crystal Health Services, a private medical facility in the country, has urged government to create more awareness about the deadly nature of rabies.

Anglican Church reunites with Christian Council
The Anglican Church has rejoined the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), after years of separation due to internal wrangling.

Minister tells Christians to ‘advertise’ Christ not pastors
The Central Regional Minister Mr Samuel Sarpong, has admonished churches and Christians to desist from the practice of advertising their head pastors and wives as the central pillars of their worship of Jesus Christ.

Don’t relent in your prayers for peace – Chief Imam urges Ghanaians
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, has appealed to the nation’s prayer warriors not to relent in their efforts of offering prayers for the nation to sustain the prevailing peace.

5 persons injured as rival churches clash at a crusade
Five persons were injured as members of two rival churches in Agogo in the Asante Akyem District of the Ashanti Region clashed at a crusade.

World Bank bans Zoomlion for two years over bribery in Liberia
The World Bank Group has placed a ban on Zoomlion Ghana Limited for two years over alleged bribery in Liberia.

Chief to open defense on forgery case
Nana Anku Dododja Didieye III, Odikro (chief) of Abomasarefo, who is in court for allegedly forging a colonial document, is to reappear before a Koforidua High Court, presided over by Justice Henry A. Kwofie, to open his defense on October 30.

Independence Square boils with 2013 Joy FM Skuuls reunion
Despite initial fears that the change in venue will negatively affect this year's Joy FM Annual Skuuls reunion, thousands turned up, creating a sea of people at the Independence Square.

Massive crowds build up as games begin at 2013 Joy FM Old Skuuls Reunion
Crowds are building up at the Independence Square, venue for this year's Joy FM Annual Old Skuuls Reunion with participating schools battling each other in a number of competitions.

Wereko-Brobby slams PURC's "awam" tariffs adjustment; says it's unjustifiable
Energy expert, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has challenged the neutrality and fair play stance taken by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission in fixing the recent utility prices.

Stop political rhetoric, pass RTI Bill – CSO
Civil Society Organisations have called on Government to stop the political rhetoric and pass the Right to Information bill as the world marks International Right to Know day today.

NHIS retrieves GH˘18m fraudulent claims
The National Health Insurance Authority has recouped eighteen million Ghana Cedis charged through fraudulent claims by service providers over the last two years.

Africa’s governments must manage natural resource rents wisely – Kofi Annan
Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, has challenged governments in Africa to wisely manage revenues that come from the continent’s natural resources.