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 […]

Nyantakyi resigns from Fifa, CAF, and WAFU positions

Embattled Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has followed up his resignation as Ghana Football Association president by relinquishing all other top positions he holds in football. The 48-year-old has quit his roles as a member of the FIFA Council, member of the FIFA Associations Committee, First Vice President of CAF and President of Zone B of the West African Football Union (WAFU). His decision comes on the back of the 90 days provisional ban handed to him by the world football governing body, Fifa. A documentary by the celebrated journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposed Mr Nyantakyi to be unfit to steer the affairs of a sport which is the number one of the nation. Mr Nyantakyi was filmed apparently […]

Johnson Asiedu Nketia was addressing NDC supporters   General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the country could be plunged into a constitutional crisis if immediate steps are not taken to resolve the impasse at the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC). The EC is under probe by a committee chaired by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, following a petition referred to her by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo. The crux of the petition has to do with three of the commissioners – Chair Charlotte Osei, Dr Ahmadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah – cited in allegations of misappropriations. But speaking at his party’s final Unity Walk held […]

President Akufo-Addo dissolves GFA

President Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association after a private investigative company, Tiger Eye PI documented rampant bribery and corruption in the game which is a passion for Ghanaian The dissolution comes 24 hours after the public screening of the documentary at the Accra International Conference Center reduced the Association to ridicule and severe trolling on social media. The President of the Association was filmed collecting $65,000 from ‘investors’ to influence the president and vice-president to get road He is under investigation for defrauding by false pretence. Sources say a statement is expected from the Presidency communicating the President’s decision to dissolve the FA.

GPHA CEO Dismissal: Asuogyaman NPP Executives threaten mass resignation

Mr Ansah was fired today by the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo   The New Patriotic Party’s polling station and constituency executives at Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region, have threatened to resign en masse, if sacked CEO of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority is not reinstated. Paul Asare Ansah was relieved of his post by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday. A letter signed by the president’s Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo ordered Mr Ansah should hand over his office by Friday, June 8. The letter did not give reasons for the sack, but it is believed to have been triggered by a recent spat between workers’ union of the […]