Category: News

Social Intervention Debate: Omane Boamah Replies Bawumia

Former Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has responded to the challenge thrown at the erstwhile Mahama administration and the NDC to name just one social intervention it has introduced to Mitigate the hardships of Ghanaians.  Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at 2018 joint Annual Dinner and Dance of the United Kingdom branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Young Executives Forum (YEF) challenged the NDC to name just one social intervention it has introduced. “Today the NDC is going around saying that there are hardships. So what we want to ask them, and I want to challenge them, a simple challenge: tell us what you have done […]

U.S. Government Supports Ghana To Develop Anti – Child Labor And Trafficking Strategy For The Fisheries Sector

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held a signing ceremony for the fisheries sector’s new Anti-Child Labor and Trafficking Strategy. The strategy outlines the Ministry’s plans to reduce and eventually eliminate child labor and trafficking in the fisheries sector. The USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project collaborated with MOFAD to develop a national strategy to help eradicate child labor and trafficking in Ghanaian fishing communities. Coordinated through the MOFAD Marine Fisheries Division, the consultative process also included participation and support from Ghana’s Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Protection. Approved by MOFAD Minister Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye […]

KNUST closed down indefinitely

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been closed down indefinitely, following violent protests, Monday. The decision was taken after a meeting between school authorities and the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC). The Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah addressing the press after the meeting, announced that a curfew has been put in place effective 6:00pm Monday. He added that from 6:00am to 12:00 noon Tuesday, all students “including student leaders” should vacate the campus premises. Only foreign students are spared. According to the Minister, a single hostel which will be protected by security will be provided for them. Meanwhile, the Education Minister is set to meet with the school authorities on Tuesday. A statement released by […]

Army Deployed To KNUST

Scores of soldiers have been deployed to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) campus on Monday, 22 October after the students mounted roadblocks, burnt tyres on the streets within campus and vandalised property. Millions of Ghana cedis worth of properties were destroyed. Thousands of aggrieved students took part in what was meant to be a peaceful demonstration but the situation escalated into chaos. The students destroyed vehicles belonging to staff and passersby. Authorities of the university are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the way forward. The University Relations Officer, Kwame Yeboah, expressed disappointment with the conduct of the students. According to him, the authorities […]

Fulfil Your Promise And Retrieve DKM Monies – Mahama To Nana Addo

Former President John Dramani Mahama has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promise of retrieving monies owed victims of the Diamond Microfinance Company (DKM) scam. Mr. Mahama threw the challenge at Wamfie in the Dormaa East Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday. “When we were in office, the NPP lied that DKM belonged to my wife and I. Today, you are in power, you know who DKM belongs to. You promised that you will collect the people’s money for them when you come into power. Please collect their DKM money and give it back to them.” I’ll investigate and retrieve DKM monies – Akufo-Addo The then Presidential […]

I’m Just Using Common Sense–Martin Amidu Fires

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has for the first time spoken openly about the challenges he’s facing in executing his mandate. Parliament passed a law in November in 2017 to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor as a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption, involving public officers and individuals in the private sector implicated in corrupt practices. But several months on, the office is yet to be fully effective after the noise that greeted the appointment of the man affectionately called ‘Citizen Vigilante’, for his anti-corruption campaigns. Speaking at the National Audit Forum organised by the Ghana Audit Service, the visibly frustrated Special Prosecutor said his office […]

Protests Against Bad Roads: Tarkwa Residents Stop Minister From Entering The Town

Some residents of Tarkwa, a gold miming town in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region, led by their chiefs on Wednesday blocked the main Tarkwa Takoradi Highway in protest against deteriorating roads. They blocked the road and burnt tyres in front of the Anglogold Ashanti, Iduaprim Mines. Many road users were stranded as a result of the protest, as school children, workers and other road users were all denied passage. Bauxite, Cocoa and Manganese hauling trucks which residents believe are responsible for the fast deterioration of the highway, were not allowed to cross. Whilst some passengers alighted from their vehicles to support the demonstrators, others complained about the […]

Stop Allowances To Teachers And Nurses Trainees – Professor Adei To Gov’t

Government has been called to stop giving allowances to both nurses and teacher trainees and invest such funds in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). Professor Stephen Adei, Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said ‘it is time to put the required emphasis on TVET because of its critical role in national development. By technical and vocational education and training we are talking about aspects of learning directed towards the acquisition of knowledge, competences and know-how to undertake trades and occupations that require practical and applied skills as well as applied scientific knowledge as opposed to general arts or even basic science education’. Professor […]

Creation Of Regions To Go Ahead As Plan Despite Suits

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will go ahead with planned activities towards the creation of the proposed six regions despite two separate suits seeking to stop the process. A non-governmental organisation, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (Stranek) has sued government and the EC on the decision to conduct a referendum in only the six regions in which the new regions will be created. The group wants the Supreme Court to interpret portions of the 1992 Constitution with respect to holding a referendum in the country. The applicant is seeking a declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, particularly articles 4(1), 5(1), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4) […]

Ashanti Region: Boy, 13, Found Hanging In Cocoa Farm

Ashanti Region: Boy, 13, Found Hanging In Cocoa Farm A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been found dead in a cocoa farm at Awiaso-Akrofrom in the Adansi-Asokwa District of the Ashanti Region in what the police considered to be a suicide. Jeffery Kwadwo Owusu allegedly hanged himself at his grandmother’s cocoa farm behind their residence in the Awiaso-Akrofrom community with the reason yet to be established by law enforcement agents. Fomena District Police Commander, Supt Yaw Obeng Asubonteng, who confirmed the tragic incident, told DAILY GUIDE that Jeffery Owusu was a Class Five pupil at Abusco International School. He said reports indicated that the minor hanged himself on Wednesday around 3:30 pm […]