Government Tackles Ex-Governor Over GH¢4.6bn Deal

The debate over the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) ‘dodgy’ GH¢4.6 billion contract that was to establish a national switch to make mobile money payments and other transfers interoperable (i.e. link to each other) in the banking and the financial system does not appear to be dying anytime soon. This is because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, through the Ministry of Information, has rubbished the spirited defence put up by a former deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Johnson P. Asiama, on behalf of the NDC over the cost of the contract, which has set tongues wagging following Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s revelation that the […]

Government Opens Probe Into Military/Police Clashes In Tamale

The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is collaborating with the Interior Ministry to investigate circumstances that led to some military officers attacking some police officers and residents in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saed who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said REGSEC had already begun deliberations to prevent a recurrence of these attacks. “We proposed that the Ministry of Interior, Defence should come in and as I speak to you the delegation has already arrived, and we are moving to a common ground for the issue to be investigated so within 24 hours, a permanent and lasting solution will be found and restored.” The soldiers went on […]

Kufuor blames unprepared leaders for Ghana’s under-development

WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 15: (AFP OUT) Ghana President John Kufuor delivers a speech and toast during a state dinner in his honor at the White House September 15, 2008 in Washington, DC. Kufuor is on a three-day state visit to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Former President John Kufuor has attributed Ghana’s slow pace of development to failed leadership. Mr. Kufuor believes a mineral-rich country like Ghana should have been better developed than currently is the case. The former president said most of the country’s leaders across sectors are performing poorly because they were forced into those positions. He was speaking at the launch of an endowment […]

Ghana Is A Haven Of Peace, Stability–Akufo-Addo Tells UK Investors

  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has told investors and business leaders from the United Kingdom that Ghana is the ideal place in the West African Region, and on the Continent, to invest and conduct business. According to President Akufo-Addo, “Ghana is a haven of peace, security and stability, a country where the principles of democratic accountability are now firmly entrenched in its body politic, and where the separation of powers is real, to promote accountable governance.” Delivering the keynote address at the 2nd edition of the UK-Ghana Investment Summit, organized by the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, President Akufo-Addo told the […]

MP Claims Double Salary For Ministers Have Been There Since 1992

Honourable Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, Member of Parliament for Ada Constituency has pronounced that members of parliament who also serve as ministers of state have been taking double salary since 1992. The MP explained that apart from the normal salary that the ministers will take, they are also given something small for serving as ministers of state. This she says is because of the double work they do. The former minister of state during the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) term in office, was today summoned to the Criminal Investigation Department together with Honorable Eric Opoku, former Brong Ahafo regional minister and Honorable Inusah Fusseini. The CID today served the three […]

Winner-takes-all Politics Is Ghana’s Major Problem

Former Information Minister, Fritz Baffour, says Ghana needs to rethink the current system where the winning party and its members control all public institutions. The experienced politician and communication expert says that system is fueling political indiscipline and leading the country into a dangerous path. “The winner-takes-all is not right for us. We have to look at proportional representation. And then there is another aspect: the aspect of the power of the President. I think the President is too powerful. He is too much of an appointing authority, for instances, in places where he could have left it alone,” he said. His comment on current affairs programme, Good Evening Ghana, […]

Live update: Smiling Opuni arrives with son as NDC arrives in 5 buses

Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com   Busloads of supporters arrived at the Accra High court Monday, where former COCOBOD CEO, Dr. Stephen Opuni is standing trial on 27 charges including causing financial loss to the state. Deputy Communications Director of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen, revealed five buses arrived from Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. Kwaku Boahen told JoyNews court reporter, Joseph Ackah-Blay, that the supporters are coming to “see what is going on” just as journalists are also interested in reporting on the case. The bussing of supporters comes after the NDC claimed the trial of the former appointee under the John Mahama administration, is politically motivated. It is a claim the government has dismissed […]

Your investments are secure in Ghana – Akufo-Addo assures investors

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com   The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government is keen on building the business-friendly economy on the continent and has assured potential private sector investors of the safety of their investments. Speaking at the 6th Africa CEO Forum, held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on Monday, President Akufo-Addo stressed that “Ghana is endowed with great potential, where security and the rule of law are upheld, where investments are secure.” President Akufo-Addo noted that over the last 14 months, his administration has focused its energy on building a resilient economy. Some of these measures, the President noted are also bent at helping the country move from its […]

President Akufo-Addo Courts Aviation Investors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday underscored the importance of the air traffic industry to the development of the global economy, urging governments to make requisite investments into the sector. He said there was need for governments in Africa and around the world to channel constantly more investment into improving infrastructure and air navigation systems to respond to the anticipated traffic growth and also keep up to the dynamism in technology that the aviation industry demanded. ‘We must, as a matter of priority, ensure that the aviation industry is placed among the top priorities of our national priority agenda,’ he stressed. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of […]

Documents At Ho High Court Destroyed By Fire

of a Circuit Court Judge within the Ho High Courts Premises were burnt after a fire outbreak inside the Judge’s chamber. Priscilla Dikro, who occupies the chamber said she was shocked at the Monday morning incident. Eyewitnesses who declined to speak on record said the fire started at midnight, but was quickly doused by the Ghana National Fire Service. It is unclear what may have triggered the fire, but personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Police Service have begun investigations into the cause. Heaps of documents on several court cases, petitions and judicial administration items including office furniture were burnt. The Volta Regional Fire Officer, DCFO Mawusi […]