Category: News

Akufo-Addo Shames Doomsayers

President Akufo-Addo over the weekend embarked on a number of assignments at a time elements of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) were ‘jubilating’ that he had been rushed to hospital. Within 48 hours, the President travelled to Niamey, Niger, on Friday for an ECOWAS Meeting on Guinea Bissau, returned to Ghana and travelled up north to the Upper East Region to mourn the passing of the father of Deputy Attorney General Joseph D. Kpemkpa at Tempane. He then headed straight from the Upper East to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region on Saturday to mourn the death of Francis Awuah Kyeremanten, a cousin of the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan […]

Mahama commends Akufo-Addo for completing SHS block started under NDC

Former President John Mahama has reportedly commended President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for completing the Adaklu Senior High School in the Volta Region. The former President is reported to have said education was the key to opening up societies for rapid development and praised the Akufo-Addo administration for completing a school project started by his [John Mahama] administration. Key figures of the two main political parties in Ghana – the governing New Patriotic Party and opposition National Democratic Congress – rarely commend each other on national policies or projects. According to state-owned Ghana News Agency, former President Mahama commended Akufo-Addo in an address delivered on his behalf by Mr. Kwame Agbodza, […]

Burn The CSE Documents – Akufo-Addo Told

A member of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Samuel Onwona, has urged President Akufo-Addo to burn all documents containing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). According to Dr. Onwona, since the president has said the CSE will not be allowed in schools, there is no need to be keeping documents that have the CSE in it. “If you say it is not going to happen under your presidency, then show us the destruction of the manual, because it’s been produced, they have copies.” Churches and other conservative groups in Ghana have been alarmed at the supposed introduction of CSE, believed to subtly condition pupils to explore LGBT lifestyles. Both the Ghana Education Service […]

Why not Ghana beyond corruption – Dutch Ambassador asks

Netherlands’ Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, has asked the Government of Ghana to pursue a policy of “Ghana beyond corruption.” He said this in reaction to the government’s policy of a ‘Ghana beyond aid.’ The administration of Nana Akufo-Addo announced the policy as an objective towards achieving self-reliance for the country. The policy has since caused controversy with many saying that it is ambiguous. A document on the policyon May Day 2019.  Sharing his thoughts on the policy, Mr Strikker said it asked the government to channel its energy to weeding out corruption. “…Your official policy is Ghana beyond aid; why not Ghana beyond corruption,” he asked in a TV3 […]

EOCO knew my travel plans – Menzgold CEO

Despite a court warrant declaring him a wanted man for jumping bail, embattled Chief Executive of Menzgold insists his travel plans was not a secret. Nana Appiah Mensah was emphatic at a press conference in Accra Monday that, he informed the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) a day before travelling in December. But by January 9, 2019, a circuit court in Accra had issued a warrant for his arrest. The police also notified Interpol with a presence in 194 countries. He was arrested on his return to Ghana in July after prevailing in Dubai’s courts in a different case of a business gone sour. Horizon Royal Diamond owes Menzgold $39million. Nana Appiah Mensah at […]

Takoradi kidnapped girls’ families to refuse Police DNA request

Families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls who have for the past one year been asking for the whereabouts of the girls have rather met the latest police findings of some human parts with doubts. A father and sister of two of the kidnapped girls who spoke to Citi News in Takoradi have sworn not to submit themselves for any police forensic test as so many unanswered questions still remain. After the Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Redeemer Vincent Dedjoe and his entourage visited the families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls on Saturday to officially inform them and requested them to participate in a forensic test, father of Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie, […]

IGP, CID Boss Face Court Today

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, could land himself in jail Monday if he is found guilty of contempt court. Police refused to release murder suspect, Gregory Afoko, despite a High Court order on March 20, 2019, directing that he should be released and the suspect meeting the bail condition. Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, also faces the same fate. The two are being blamed for the police’s decision to set aside the court’s directive to release Gregory Afoko, causing the suspect to spend more than 120 days on remand. The contempt of court charge against the two police chiefs was scheduled […]

NPP MP Kick Against New 450-seater Parliament Chamber

Hon Patrick Yaw Boamah, member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central Constituency, has asked government and Parliament to suspend any move to build a new chamber of Parliament for Ghana. According to him, the proposed new chamber to accommodate 450 Parliamentarians is not a priority now and that, funds for such project should be channel towards building infrastructure for the free senior high school programme. Mr Boamah who is the current Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has described the decision as a misplaced priority and posed a serious political threat to the government of New Patriotic Party(NPP). A design for the new edifice was unveiled by the Speaker, Mike […]

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 […]