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 […]

80,000 Jobs In Fishing Sector Coming—Minister

Government is expected to create additional 80,000 direct and indirect jobs along the aquaculture value chain. Again, it is to provide additional 50,000 mt of fish over a three year period for the country. The jobs are to be created under the Aquaculture for Food and Jobs (AFJ) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye made this known to the media on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Accra. She said the AFJ programme seeks to support Government’s agenda for jobs. Touching on measures being put in place to develop the aquaculture sector, she indicated that “the AFJ is to complement the on-going […]

New Region: We’ll Thank Akufo-Addo In 2020—Techiman Chief

Nana Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV says the Chiefs and people of the Region have always advocated for the creation of Bono East, and are appreciative of the fact that it was under the Presidency of Akufo-Addo that their wishes were fulfilled. “The Constitution of Ghana gives a sitting President only four years for his first term. We go to the polls again next year? What should we do for Nana Akufo-Addo?” he asked the gathering. He continued, “If you say we should him our appreciation next year, let us do so. I don’t want you to go and disgrace me, however,” the Omanhene added. He made this known on Monday, […]

Chaos at UEW as students disrupt classes over sacked lecturers

Students have escalated their displeasure over the sacking of three principal officers, rampaging through two of the university’s three campuses. Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh was sacked because he had not been cooperating with other management members, the Daily Graphic has reported. The local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku,was sacked after initiating legal action against his employer “without any cause” and without exhausting internal procedures. An Alumni representative on the University Council, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, was sacked for showing disrespect to the Council and refusing to back their decisions. Some 24 hours ago, the students largely drawn […]