Category: News

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 […]

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 […]

Free SHS awaits you – Akufo-Addo woos BECE candidates

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged candidates writing the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to strive for success to enable them enjoy government’s flagship programme, Free SHS policy. In all, 509,824 candidates from 16,060 schools are expected to write the examination in 1,772 centres throughout the country. The candidates are made up of 263,295 males and 246,529 females, which is 8.9 percent increase over 2017 figure of 468,060. Sending his wishes to the candidates on Monday, President Akufo-Addo advised them to respect the rules in the examination. “I send best wishes to the 500,000 students sitting this year’s BECE. Avoid any form of examination malpractice, and, remember, […]

Anas Video: Mahama Shocked After Watching

The former president, John Dramani Mahama has watched excerpts of the yet to be premiered football documentary by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and has been left in complete shock. The documentary titled #Number 12 which is set to be premiered on June 6, 2018 captures President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi engaged in alleged corrupt activities. Former President Mahama like the very few who have had the opportunity to watch exclusive excerpts of the video was visibly shaken by the revelation. In the video posted on Anas’ Facebook page, Mr Mahama said the revelations may be the reason Ghana in recent years has struggled to remain […]

A short history of the celebration of 4 June and 31 December as public holidays

After the PNP was violently overthrown on 31 December 1981, the PNDC Government declared both Revolution Day (31 December) and 4 June as public holidays by a yearly ritual of executive fiats, and not by legislation. It was only on 13 June 1989 that PNDCL 220 was passed to formally legislate the two controversial holidays that had hitherto been celebrated by executive fiat: 4 June (to mark violent overthrow of SMCD II by the AFRC) and 31 December (to mark the violent overthrow of the PNP by the PNDC.) 31 December was the first to be removed when on 23 December 1994, the Supreme Court, by a very slim majority […]