Burn The CSE Documents – Akufo-Addo Told

A member of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Samuel Onwona, has urged President Akufo-Addo to burn all documents containing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). According to Dr. Onwona, since the president has said the CSE will not be allowed in schools, there is no need to be keeping documents that have the CSE in it. “If you say it is not going to happen under your presidency, then show us the destruction of the manual, because it’s been produced, they have copies.” Churches and other conservative groups in Ghana have been alarmed at the supposed introduction of CSE, believed to subtly condition pupils to explore LGBT lifestyles. Both the Ghana Education Service […]

Why not Ghana beyond corruption – Dutch Ambassador asks

Netherlands’ Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, has asked the Government of Ghana to pursue a policy of “Ghana beyond corruption.” He said this in reaction to the government’s policy of a ‘Ghana beyond aid.’ The administration of Nana Akufo-Addo announced the policy as an objective towards achieving self-reliance for the country. The policy has since caused controversy with many saying that it is ambiguous. A document on the policyon May Day 2019.  Sharing his thoughts on the policy, Mr Strikker said it asked the government to channel its energy to weeding out corruption. “…Your official policy is Ghana beyond aid; why not Ghana beyond corruption,” he asked in a TV3 […]

EOCO knew my travel plans – Menzgold CEO

Despite a court warrant declaring him a wanted man for jumping bail, embattled Chief Executive of Menzgold insists his travel plans was not a secret. Nana Appiah Mensah was emphatic at a press conference in Accra Monday that, he informed the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) a day before travelling in December. But by January 9, 2019, a circuit court in Accra had issued a warrant for his arrest. The police also notified Interpol with a presence in 194 countries. He was arrested on his return to Ghana in July after prevailing in Dubai’s courts in a different case of a business gone sour. Horizon Royal Diamond owes Menzgold $39million. Nana Appiah Mensah at […]

NPP MP Kick Against New 450-seater Parliament Chamber

Hon Patrick Yaw Boamah, member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central Constituency, has asked government and Parliament to suspend any move to build a new chamber of Parliament for Ghana. According to him, the proposed new chamber to accommodate 450 Parliamentarians is not a priority now and that, funds for such project should be channel towards building infrastructure for the free senior high school programme. Mr Boamah who is the current Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has described the decision as a misplaced priority and posed a serious political threat to the government of New Patriotic Party(NPP). A design for the new edifice was unveiled by the Speaker, Mike […]

Akufo-Addo Gives Gh¢2m Scholarship To Farmers, Fishermen

Government has released 2million Ghana Cedis to the Scholarship Secretariat to implement the first phase of the Presidential Farmers Scholarship scheme in September this year. The Scheme will cover 120 people, made up of the 24 award winners of the 2018 National Best Farmer Awards, two of their children or wards and two of their workers. It would be recalled that at the 34th National Farmers Day held at the Aliu Mahama sports stadium in Tamale on Friday, December 8, 2018, President Akufo-Addo, making what he described as “a very important announcement” said his government had added to the national awards package for farmers and fishers folk 24 scholarships for […]

Asamoah Gyan’s Decision To Retire From Black Stars The Right Call, Says Ex-Ghana Stars

Former Black Stars and Hearts of Oak defender, Sam Johnson has sensationally indicated that he is in support of Asamoah Gyan’s decision to retire from the national team. The Kayserispor forward on Monday announced his retirement from the national team through a press release on explaining that he feels betrayed by head coach James Kwesi Appiah. According to the statement, the player does not agree with the gaffer’s decision to choose a substantive captain when he is fit and around. Hence his decision to call it quits as far as playing for the national team is concerned. Speaking on Kumasi FM, Sam Johnson explained that even though some people will […]

Akufo-Addo Tells Mahama To Stop Misleading Ghanaians

“It’s not good for us politicians to be misleading the people; if you have not done something, don’t claim it, don’t write it in your book; don’t make pronouncements on it. The people themselves can tell the truth of what is going on.” “I think it’s important that we, the political leaders of the country, exercise some sense of responsibility when we are making some of these claims.” President Akufo-Addo yesterday had cause to respond to claims by former President Mahama that he has been commissioning projects initiated by the previous NDC administration across the country. The former President and his party opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) claim the President […]

Economy Will Be Hard In 2020

2020 is being projected to be tougher year for global and African trade. Several world economies are expected to record negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in 2020. The negative growth is to come off the back of a slow growth rate of the United States (US) economy during the same period. A dip in the US economy’s growth is due to have an adverse effect on economies of nations that trade directly with the United States. Director of Africa Corporate Network, Herman Warren, an Economist made this known while making a presentation on global trade on Wednesday in Accra at the Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial & Trade practice […]

NHIS’ GHc17m Diverted To Private Investment Company—NDC Reveals

The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused government of illegally transferring over GHc17 million of National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) funds to a private fund management company, All Time Capital Investment. According to the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the transaction was done without due diligence and risk assessment. The Minority has over the past years been expressing concerns over the use of the NHIS funds for what it calls unnecessary programmes. This followed, the allocation of NHIS funds of about GHC 5 million for corporate social responsibility. There have also been concerns by the Cape Coast Hospital over the non-payment of health insurance claims running into millions […]

NDC to petition Amidu over Govt’s 39 billion condom contract to Indian company

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Deputy Regional Communication Officer Mr. Eric Adjei has announced plans to take on the government over a multi-million cedi contract to an Indian Company for the supply of a huge consignment of condoms for national use. He is set to petition the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu over the Three Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty Ghana Cedis, Thirty Six Pesewas (GH?3, 993, 930.36) contract, allegedly awarded to Pharmanova Limited, an Indian company by the Ministry of Health for the supply of male condoms. He made this comment while speaking on Atinka FM’s evening political talk show dubbed Simpieso on Thursday 28th […]

New Voter’s Register For 2020 Elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced it will be compiling a new voter’s register for the 2020 general elections. This announcement comes after a stakeholders’ meeting with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC). The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), in 2015, then in opposition, demanded a new voter’s register, which should be ready not later than June 2016. According to the party, the 2012 voter’s register was incurably flawed and could not be relied on for the 2016 elections. These are part of reform proposals the party put forward for consideration by the committee set to look into the recommendations by the Supreme Court after the 2012 election petition. The committee, […]

Stop Blaming The Devil; Our Own Recklessness Killing Us On The Road–Lawrence Tetteh

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh

Founder and President of the World Miracle Outreach Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, has been angered by what he describes as the unabated senseless killings on Ghana’s major roads as a result of road crashes. Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh is, therefore, entreating Ghanaians to stop blaming the devil since most of these accidents are caused by human errors. discouraged people from putting the blame of many of these unfortunate accidents on the devil. He said “people’s foolishness is being attributed to the devil,” and this notion of attributing things to the spirit world not fair. According to him, a lot of the drivers have no knowledge about the traffic regulations, road signs or […]

Easter

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.  God’s love is different than natural human love. […]

“There Will Be Uprising After 2020 If Things Don’t Change” – Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, says the animosity in African politics and high levels of youth unemployment are setting the stage for chaos. He predicts an uprising akin to the Arab Spring after 2020 in West Africa if political leaders on the continent and in the sub-region do not deliver on the mandates. “I am predicting, by divine authority, after 2020 going if things don’t change, there will be an uprising, a civil uprising on the continent of Africa…You see the Arab uprising, there is a wind coming to […]

Tourism Minister axed as President rings 9 changes

Catherine Afeku

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced nine changes in his government, the second reshuffle since he was sworn into office in 2017. The biggest change is the removal of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister Catherine Afeku, who now moves to the Office of the President as a Minister of State. She will now work specifically at the Office of the Senior Minister which is within the presidency. MP for Huni-Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, replaces the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira MP as the new Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts-designate. The Upper West regional minister Sulemana Alhassan has been sacked with his position going to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, a new entrant into the Akufo-Addo government,  Three […]

Ban NPP, NDC, to stem vigilantism – PPP

The General Secretary of the Progressive Peoples Party [PPP], Murtala Mohammed, says the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are to blame for the proliferation of vigilante groups in the country. Appearing before the Emile Short Commission he outlined sources of electoral violence, which if not checked, will replay the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. The Emile Short Commission has been tasked to investigate the violence which nearly marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections in Greater Accra which recently took place to elect a replacement for the MP Kyeremanteng Agyarko who passed on following a short illness in the United States of America. In his testimony to the Commission Monday, […]

Ken Agyapong, Muntaka trade insults in Parliament

Some Parliamentarians on Wednesday morning had to physically restrain two of their colleagues as they took turns to trade insults on the Floor of the House ahead of sitting.  Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong was confronting his Asawase colleague, Muntaka Mubarak, who has moved a motion on the Floor for the second time referring the vociferous NPP member to Parliament’s privileges committee. According to Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the two of them met in the lobby of the House’s where some exchanges ensued. Obviously unhappy, Mr Agyapong who took offence,confronted Mr Muntaka Mubarak, raising issues with his utterances and suggesting he should be referred to the privileges committee. The exchanges in the lobby […]

Armed robbers attack 49 passengers on Kintampo-Tamale highway

Twelve armed men on Wednesday attacked 49 passengers who were travelling from Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to the Greater Accra Region in a VVIP Bus. The robbers absconded with an unspecified amount of money, passports, mobile phones, other personal belongings and also inflicted gunshot and cutlass wounds on some of the passengers. Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani. He said the bus with registration number GT5258-17 was attacked at Abodweser, a location between Buipe in the Northern Region and Kadelso near Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region He said at about 2245 hours […]

NDC postpones flagbearer election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has postponed the party’s flagbearer election slated for Saturday, January 26, until it settles a court case brought against it by two of its members. Two members of the party, Mr Abdallah Issah and Mr James Kabu Nartey-Oman sued the party in December last year over the guidelines governing the party’s presidential primary. Mr Kobby Barlon, a Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, told the GNA on Tuesday that both the plaintiffs and defendants had agreed on an out-of-court settlement when they appeared before an Accra High Court on Monday, January 14. He said the court presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensah-Datsa asked the parties to […]

Takoradi kidnapped girls’ families to refuse Police DNA request

Families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls who have for the past one year been asking for the whereabouts of the girls have rather met the latest police findings of some human parts with doubts. A father and sister of two of the kidnapped girls who spoke to Citi News in Takoradi have sworn not to submit themselves for any police forensic test as so many unanswered questions still remain. After the Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Redeemer Vincent Dedjoe and his entourage visited the families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls on Saturday to officially inform them and requested them to participate in a forensic test, father of Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie, […]

IGP, CID Boss Face Court Today

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, could land himself in jail Monday if he is found guilty of contempt court. Police refused to release murder suspect, Gregory Afoko, despite a High Court order on March 20, 2019, directing that he should be released and the suspect meeting the bail condition. Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, also faces the same fate. The two are being blamed for the police’s decision to set aside the court’s directive to release Gregory Afoko, causing the suspect to spend more than 120 days on remand. The contempt of court charge against the two police chiefs was scheduled […]