Category: News

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 […]

New Voter’s Register For 2020 Elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced it will be compiling a new voter’s register for the 2020 general elections. This announcement comes after a stakeholders’ meeting with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC). The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), in 2015, then in opposition, demanded a new voter’s register, which should be ready not later than June 2016. According to the party, the 2012 voter’s register was incurably flawed and could not be relied on for the 2016 elections. These are part of reform proposals the party put forward for consideration by the committee set to look into the recommendations by the Supreme Court after the 2012 election petition. The committee, […]

Stop Blaming The Devil; Our Own Recklessness Killing Us On The Road–Lawrence Tetteh

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh

Founder and President of the World Miracle Outreach Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, has been angered by what he describes as the unabated senseless killings on Ghana’s major roads as a result of road crashes. Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh is, therefore, entreating Ghanaians to stop blaming the devil since most of these accidents are caused by human errors. discouraged people from putting the blame of many of these unfortunate accidents on the devil. He said “people’s foolishness is being attributed to the devil,” and this notion of attributing things to the spirit world not fair. According to him, a lot of the drivers have no knowledge about the traffic regulations, road signs or […]

Easter

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.  God’s love is different than natural human love. […]

Chaos at UEW as students disrupt classes over sacked lecturers

Students have escalated their displeasure over the sacking of three principal officers, rampaging through two of the university’s three campuses. Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh was sacked because he had not been cooperating with other management members, the Daily Graphic has reported. The local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku,was sacked after initiating legal action against his employer “without any cause” and without exhausting internal procedures. An Alumni representative on the University Council, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, was sacked for showing disrespect to the Council and refusing to back their decisions. Some 24 hours ago, the students largely drawn […]