FIFA delegation arrives in Ghana for crucial meeting over GFA crisis

Joy News sources say three officials from FIFA arrived in Ghana Thursday evening for a crucial meeting with the Sports Ministry following government’s decision to initiate a process to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA). The meeting will discuss recent developments at the GFA and government’s ongoing legal process to dissolve the Association following Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s investigative documentary. The explosive documentary captured some top officials of GFA allegedly accepting bribes to fix matches and change the natural outcome of some games. Former GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, was also seen in the video allegedly convincing undercover agents to bribe top government officials for a chance to control football in Ghana. […]

Nigeria puts Iceland World Cup hopes on ice

Nigeria put Iceland’s World Cup hopes on ice after substituting a purposeless first-half performance with an attacking intent to record a much-needed win in Russia. Nigeria made up for 45minutes of lethargy with four minutes of energy and two well-structured attacks to test the goal keeper for the first time in the game. Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood advice from inside a studio in South Africa was spot on. ‘These guys are not good at possession football. They are fast off the ball and need long passes’. And Nigeria enacted this advice on the pitch to devastation. All goals a deadly piece of counter-attacking football. Nigeria from defending a throw-in […]

Nayele set free after serving 3 years in UK jail

Ruby Nayele Ametefe, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for eight and a half years for dealing in narcotic drugs in 2015, has been released on parole. She served three out of the eight-and-a-half-year term. Sources close to the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) said Nayele was released a couple of days ago. Meanwhile, she has renounced her Ghanaian citizenship for Austrian citizenship. The sources said she was released on parole for being of good behaviour while serving her jail term. Plea Nayele had pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilogrammes of cocaine to the UK. The Isleworth Crown Court in London accordingly sentenced her based on her own ‘guilty’ plea. […]

Ken Agyapong finally sets date to expose Anas

Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says he will show his much-anticipated counter-video to Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary film on Wednesday, June 27. He said he will show the video, dubbed ‘Who Watches the Watchman?’, in the evening between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on a large screen in front of his radio and television stations. Speaking on Oman FM on Thursday night, the maverick lawmaker said patrons will see who sponsored Anas Aremeyaw Anas to carry out his investigation. Most of the sponsors are journalists who wanted Kwesi Nyantakyi out of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), he alleged. The parliamentarian says he will expose them all. After […]

Bombshell: ‘Some NPP Officials Hired Me To Kill J.B Danquah’ – Suspect

The prime suspect standing trial for the alleged murder of the late NPP Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency, Daniel Asiedu, has told the court that he was contracted by some persons in the New Patriotic Party, to kill the legislator. Giving a voluntary confession in court on Wednesday, Daniel Asiedu threatened to name the persons who supposedly hired him. The accused said after his arrest, those who contracted him, also approached him to rather accuse some NDC persons of being responsible for the crime. According to him, he was asked to do this with the promise that he will be freed when the NPP returns to power, […]

Simpa Panyin: Ibrahim Mahama and Kennedy Agyapong paid me for the articles

Social justice is not only when you profess it or when you become a victim; social justice is when you choose to stand out in defence of the vulnerable, and the minority, regardless of the risks and the cost to yourself. For three weeks straight, I had written in partial support of Kennedy Agyapong’s banter with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and I have earned myself the pouring in of questions, questions as to how much Kennedy Agyapong paid me to write what I had written, just in the same way as people asked, how much Ibrahim Mahama paid me, to write in his defense when his Bauxite concession issues came up […]

IMF team in Accra for program review, mid-year revenue measures

The IMF team is in Accra on a staff visit to ascertain the preparedness of the country’s march towards exiting the Fund-supported Program by the end of the year. The IMF staff would want to carry out their own assessments of Ghana’s program implementation so far. They would also want to find out how the government has gone in preparing the ground for the announcement and implementation of the proposed new revenue measures which is highly expected to be announced in the 2018 Mid-Year Budget Review. For some,  the visit is being described as crucial because the IMF, wants to ensure that government is going ahead with proposals to review […]

UN expert says gov’t economic initiatives will do little to reduce poverty

Prof. Philip Alston says inequality in Ghana is on the rise.   Ghana’s flagship policies might stimulate the country’s economy, but they won’t do much to get rid of poverty, even though that is their stated aim, says a UN human rights expert. “The Government claims that the economic stimulus provided by these programmes will automatically cut the country’s high rates of poverty and growing rates of urbanisation, but the main beneficiaries will be people with capital, and those who are politically well-connected,” said  UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston. Alston’s comments mark the presentation of his report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

Father Dares Ridge Hospital To Produce His Twin Baby “Dead Or Alive”

Mr John K. Gabulja said after his wife delivered on 10 May, he was told by a midwife that the babies were to be taken to the babies ward for incubation since they were 31 weeks old. The father-of-twins claims a nurse, whom he only identified as Dede, denied him access to the twins on the day of their delivery despite fulfilling certain pre-conditions, which included making a GHS600 deposit, as demanded by the nurse. The distraught father said he was only allowed to see his own babies the following day after being forced by the same nurse to buy medicines and clothes for the little ones – also as […]

BANK OF GHANA REVIEWS ECONOMY FOR FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

At the 82nd meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana, the Committee undertook a review of the macroeconomic situation against the background of developments in the global economy and assessed the pace of economic growth, the execution of the 2018 budget and the outlook for inflation.   Below are highlights of the assessment Global conditions remain generally positive, with continued robust recovery and accommodative monetary policy stance alongside generally subdued core inflation. However, downside risks exist, including faster tightening of global financing conditions, trade protectionism and geopolitical tensions Global financing conditions for emerging markets are changing as oil prices rise, the US dollar strengthens and […]