Category: News

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 […]

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 […]