Jealous lover pours acid on girlfriend

  The police at Wassa Amenfi East in the Western Region are hunting for a man believed to be in his late 20s at Wassa Japa. He is currently on the run after allegedly pouring acid on his supposed ex-girlfriend, one Naomi Addai, 21, on Wednesday. Dailyguide gathered that the suspect, popularly called Cashman, poured the acid on the victim when he saw her walking with a man believed to be her teacher. Naomi is currently at the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital receiving treatment. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Oheneba Banasco, told DAILY GUIDE, “The boy after pouring the acid on his girlfriend, bolted and the police have […]

Publish names of diplomatic passport holders Government urged

  North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said for purposes of transparency and full disclosure, it will be ideal for the government to publish names of past government appointees who are still holding on to diplomatic passports and those who have retuned theirs. According to him, this will bring finality to the matter. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has hinted that members of the erstwhile Mahama government who refuse to hand over diplomatic passports will be stopped at the country’s airports during trips as a last resort. The minister indicated that the grace period for the former officials and appointees to hand over […]

Nana Yaa Jantuah resigns from PURC

he Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) Nana Yaa Jantuah has tendered in her resignation from the Commission. A memo addressed to the Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong but intercepted by Joy News says the resignation is expected to take effect on November 17, 2017. Nana Yaa Jantuah has however applied to take her accruable leave beginning June 4, 2017, prior to her resignation in November. No reason was given for her decision to resign but she together with the Executive Secretary have been at the centre of a BNI investigation over some financial malfeasance said to have taken place at the Commission. […]

Stealing Among ECG Staff Crippling Energy Sector-Former Minister

All Judges of the country’s Supreme Court are deemed competent and therefore were qualified to assume the role of a Chief Justice (CJ), private legal practitioner, George Loh pointed out. He however observed that several factors including gender balance could have worked against Justice Jones Dotse’s nomination as he was tipped as favourite to have succeeded the outgoing CJ, Justice Georgina Theodoria Wood. “There are various possible issues that might have gone into the appointment of the new CJ and I will not run from the gender. We have the President, the Vice President and the Speaker of Parliament and it is important to balance it with a female” According […]

Stealing Among ECG Staff Crippling Energy Sector-Former Minister

Dr. Kwabena Donkor has bemoaned what he described as the attitude of thievery and pilfering among staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) revealing that it is among other challenges crippling the energy sector “ECG staff and consumers connive to deny ECG of its revenue”, former Power Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, alleged “I have an issue where over four years my house on the Spintex road was metered but no bill was issued to me. I have to follow up severally because at a point they could not determine whether my house was in Tema Region, Accra East or Accra West Region” he revealed […]

Government To Clear Arrears Of School Feeding Caterers Before July

Government has promised caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Program it would clear all arrears owed them before their contract elapse by July 2017. A statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and signed by the sector Minister Otiko Afisah Djaba apologized to caterers for the delay in the settlement of their debts. “We would like to apologise for the delay in payment to The Ghana School Feeding Caterers and the severe challenges this may be posing to them. The current School Feeding contracts will end this July 2017 and we can assure you that all arrears will be paid before then”, she revealed. The Minister […]

“Wir bleiben Ghanas größter Entwicklungspartner” – EU-Botschafter

Die Europäische Union hat gesagt, dass sie sich weiterhin der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung von Ghana verpflichtet fühlt. EU-Botschafter in Ghana, sagte William Hanna, dass die Union ihre Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit der neuen Regierung fortsetzen wird, die sich auf eine nachhaltige Entwicklung konzentriert. Am Tag der Europa-Tagung in Accra am vergangenen Dienstag sagte Herr Hanna, dass die bilateralen und Entwicklungsprogramme der EU koordiniert werden, um den Wohlstand der Ghanaer zu fördern. “In diesem Jahr, mehr und mehr, hören wir die Phrase” Ghana jenseits der Hilfe “und ich bin von diesem Konzept gefördert”, sagte er. Europa-Tag wird von der EU und ihren Mitgliedsstaaten gefeiert, um die Geburt der Union am 9. Mai 1950 bei […]

Confusion rocks NDC press conference

Misunderstanding broke at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra on Monday 15 May among some supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) following the disruption of a press conference organised by a youth group called Action Movement. The group, addressing the press, blamed former President John Dramani Mahama for the party’s defeat in the 2016 polls and urged him not to harbour the idea of contesting the NDC flagbearship race for the 2020 polls. Before spokesperson for the group, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo, finished his warning to the former president against contesting in 2020, an NDC supporter in anger ordered the speaker to quit the accusations, leading to scuffles […]

Dr Bawumia listed plans by the government to issue national ID cards;

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has outlined three major strategies to formalize Ghana’s economy. Giving his keynote address at the maiden national policy summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Monday, the Vice President said a formalized economy represents the single most important transformation of the economy of any country. Providing details of the strategies geared towards formalizing the economy, Dr Bawumia listed plans by the government to issue national ID cards; provide digital addresses for all residences, and to ensure an interoperability of the telecom and financial sectors of the economy. These three major strategies which he contends will “change the dynamics of the economy,” are all expected […]

NDC lawyer resurrects $2.25bln bond issue; writes to A-G

A member of the legal team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has written to the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo demanding information on government’s $2.25 billion local bond issued last month. Victor Adawudu in a four-page letter to the AG said his request was necessitated by the issues that have been raised by sections of Ghanaians following the issuing of the domestic bond. He said he was exercising his right in Article 21(F) of the 1992 Constitution which states that, “All persons shall have the right to information, subject to such qualifications and laws as are necessary in a democratic society.” A section of NDC MPs on Parliament’s Appointments Committee “…the Constitution […]