‘We never promised a lean gov’t’ – Information minister defends

Information minister Mustapha Hamid has defended the size of the Akufo-Addo government explaining that a lean government was never one of the NPP’s campaign promises. “We never promised a lean government,” he addressed a press conference Wednesday after government released a fresh list of 54 ministers of state and deputy ministers. The new addition brings the total number so far to 110 ministers and deputy ministers. In an historic move, the President has appointed three deputies for the ministries of Information, Energy, Agriculture and Local Government. Sections of Social media have condemned the size of government, noting the president promised to protect the public purse. But in defence of the government, […]

KATH advocates ‘one-baby, one-cot’ as two more perish in 24 hours

An Infectious Diseases specialist at the Pediatric Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has urged the public to help de-congest the Maternity Ward where a newborn baby shares a cot with seven others. At a joint session of Joy News’ AM Show and Joy FM’s Super Morning Show in Ashanti regional capital Kumasi, Dr. Anthony Enimil said his unit launched a ‘one baby, one cot’ campaign in 2016 to help ease the situation. Congestion in the wards contributes significantly to the death of at least four babies a day at Ghana’s second largest hospital. Photo: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Paediatrician Dr. Gykua Plange-Rhule has revealed at least two babies […]

PPP announces merger ahead of election 2020

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has announced its readiness to merge with other political parties in a bid to form an alternative political force in the country ahead of the next election in 2020. The National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond, at a press conference said they have commenced negotiations with some political parties to create a political alliance that will provide a formidable and feasible option for Ghanaians. “The National Committee has authorized party leaders to approach other political parties, pressure groups and individuals with the aim of bringing forces together to forge a united front in the shortest possible time,” he said. Brew Hammond explained […]

Bring back A-level system of education – Charismatic Bishops

The Charismatic Bishops’ Conference has called on government to reintroduces the ‘O’ and ‘A’ level educational system which according to it will restore the integrity of formal education in Ghana. “’O’ and ‘A’ level education are better than what we currently have. Ghana has been subjected to an inferior form of education through the JHS and SHS for many years,” the Conference said in a communiqué. The Conference, in the communiqué further proposed four key initiatives it claims are “prophetic word to Ghana…to do new things for the country.” Ghana currently has a JHS and SHS duration system of 3 years each. The issue about the duration has been an […]

Japan Govt Gives Secondi Habour Facelift

The Japan government has reiterated its commitment to expanding the Sekondi Fishing Harbour. The second phase of the project is currently underway in Sekondi, Western Region. The facility is being expanded primarily to promote efficient coastal fishery operations. The expansion of the facility in Sekondi was requested by the government of Ghana under the Japanese Grant Aid in 2010 and 2013 to enhance the activities of fisher folks in the municipality. The second phase of the project which is expected to end by December 2017, involves a grant amount of 2,169,000,000 Japanese Yen, equivalent to $20 million. It is expected to increase the access driveway berthing of the previous 50 […]

Fixing railway will determine NPP’s chances in W/Region in 2020

The Western Regional House of Chiefs has said the New Patriotic Party’s, (NPP) political fortunes in the region will dissipate if it fails to fulfill its promise to revamp the railway sector. According to the House of Chiefs, the development of the rail sector is non-negotiable considering its contribution to economic development in the region. As part of efforts to improve rail transport, President Akufo-Addo has created a Railway Development Ministry headed by Joe Ghartey, MP for Essikado-Ketan in the Western Region. The President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, told Citi News they are highly optimistic about the prospects of the sector under the […]

Let’s Stop Begging For Aid – Dr. Bawumia

  Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia believes Africa will earn more respect from the West if it stops begging for aid. The economist wants the ‘dark continent’ to aim at “economic emancipation” through trade partnerships and cooperation instead of relying on aid to develop. “Africans will only get the respect of the rest of the world if we emancipate ourselves economically. We don’t have to take begging bowls around the world. We should look for investment, cooperation and partnerships,” Dr Bawumia said at the Africa Leadership University in Mauritius on how to unlock the leadership potential of the continent. He noted education plays a crucial role in development therefore the […]

Woman commits suicide at clinic in Eastern Region

Another suicide case has been recorded in the Eastern Region, where a JHS student also died in a similar manner. A middle aged woman whose name was only given as Leticia, committed the act on the compound of the Ekye Amanfrom clinic in the Eastern Region. Citi News‘ correspondent, Neil Nii Amatey, reported that the woman was found hanging on a rope by a water reservoir at the clinic in the Afram Plains South District. “According to the security guard on duty at the clinic, he suspects that Leticia committed the act last night after paying a visit to her mother who was on admission at the clinic.” Although the […]

Abandoning sole-sourcing will ‘cripple’ Akufo-Addo’s gov’t – Avedzi

The Deputy Minority Leader, James Kludze Avedzi has urged caution on government’s decision to totally forgo the use of sole-sourcing in the award of government contracts. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration accused the Mahama administration of having a voracious appetite for sole sourcing of contracts which were inflated at times. The NPP argued that, sole sourcing allowed corruption, and benefited a privileged few in the Mahama government adding that an Akufo-Addo government will eschew such practice. But according to the Former Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, this choice of the government may delay critical projects since sole-sourcing has its own benefits. This he said is because going through the […]

China To Set Up An Organisation To Support One District One Factory Policy In Ghana

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Policy of setting up factory in every District , known as “One-District-One-Factory has received a big boost from Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Private sector. The Director of Bureau of Economic and Information Technology of Zhaoqing City, Mr Wang Zhe applauded the Government of Ghana for creating a friendly business environment for the private sector to flourish. He indicated China in the past 20-30 years was like the present Ghana and same or similar policy was implemented by the then Government of the Republic of China and the results is what China is today. We will champion and support the Ghana […]