Category: News

Akufo-Addo Gives Gh¢2m Scholarship To Farmers, Fishermen

Government has released 2million Ghana Cedis to the Scholarship Secretariat to implement the first phase of the Presidential Farmers Scholarship scheme in September this year. The Scheme will cover 120 people, made up of the 24 award winners of the 2018 National Best Farmer Awards, two of their children or wards and two of their workers. It would be recalled that at the 34th National Farmers Day held at the Aliu Mahama sports stadium in Tamale on Friday, December 8, 2018, President Akufo-Addo, making what he described as “a very important announcement” said his government had added to the national awards package for farmers and fishers folk 24 scholarships for […]

Asamoah Gyan’s Decision To Retire From Black Stars The Right Call, Says Ex-Ghana Stars

Former Black Stars and Hearts of Oak defender, Sam Johnson has sensationally indicated that he is in support of Asamoah Gyan’s decision to retire from the national team. The Kayserispor forward on Monday announced his retirement from the national team through a press release on explaining that he feels betrayed by head coach James Kwesi Appiah. According to the statement, the player does not agree with the gaffer’s decision to choose a substantive captain when he is fit and around. Hence his decision to call it quits as far as playing for the national team is concerned. Speaking on Kumasi FM, Sam Johnson explained that even though some people will […]

Akufo-Addo Tells Mahama To Stop Misleading Ghanaians

“It’s not good for us politicians to be misleading the people; if you have not done something, don’t claim it, don’t write it in your book; don’t make pronouncements on it. The people themselves can tell the truth of what is going on.” “I think it’s important that we, the political leaders of the country, exercise some sense of responsibility when we are making some of these claims.” President Akufo-Addo yesterday had cause to respond to claims by former President Mahama that he has been commissioning projects initiated by the previous NDC administration across the country. The former President and his party opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) claim the President […]

Economy Will Be Hard In 2020

2020 is being projected to be tougher year for global and African trade. Several world economies are expected to record negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in 2020. The negative growth is to come off the back of a slow growth rate of the United States (US) economy during the same period. A dip in the US economy’s growth is due to have an adverse effect on economies of nations that trade directly with the United States. Director of Africa Corporate Network, Herman Warren, an Economist made this known while making a presentation on global trade on Wednesday in Accra at the Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial & Trade practice […]

A-G’s Witness Crash-Lands In Opuni Case

Dr. Alfred Arthur, a scientist at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), a division of COCOBOD, government’s second witness in the criminal trial of Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni and Alhaji Seidu Agongo last Wednesday, concluded his testimony at an Accra High Court, making further revelations which contradicted the Attorney-General’s claims to the court. But the most notable event on the day was Dr. Arthur’s admission that, although he carried a test in 2017, on Lithovit liquid fertilizer, upon the request of a government probe, this expert report was not tended in evidence by him to support the Attorney-General’s claims against the agrochemical and the defendants. Again contrary to the […]

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, […]

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 […]