Category: GHANA NEWS

Father Dares Ridge Hospital To Produce His Twin Baby “Dead Or Alive”

Mr John K. Gabulja said after his wife delivered on 10 May, he was told by a midwife that the babies were to be taken to the babies ward for incubation since they were 31 weeks old. The father-of-twins claims a nurse, whom he only identified as Dede, denied him access to the twins on the day of their delivery despite fulfilling certain pre-conditions, which included making a GHS600 deposit, as demanded by the nurse. The distraught father said he was only allowed to see his own babies the following day after being forced by the same nurse to buy medicines and clothes for the little ones – also as […]

BANK OF GHANA REVIEWS ECONOMY FOR FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

At the 82nd meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana, the Committee undertook a review of the macroeconomic situation against the background of developments in the global economy and assessed the pace of economic growth, the execution of the 2018 budget and the outlook for inflation.   Below are highlights of the assessment Global conditions remain generally positive, with continued robust recovery and accommodative monetary policy stance alongside generally subdued core inflation. However, downside risks exist, including faster tightening of global financing conditions, trade protectionism and geopolitical tensions Global financing conditions for emerging markets are changing as oil prices rise, the US dollar strengthens and […]

Government Opens Probe Into Military/Police Clashes In Tamale

The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is collaborating with the Interior Ministry to investigate circumstances that led to some military officers attacking some police officers and residents in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saed who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said REGSEC had already begun deliberations to prevent a recurrence of these attacks. “We proposed that the Ministry of Interior, Defence should come in and as I speak to you the delegation has already arrived, and we are moving to a common ground for the issue to be investigated so within 24 hours, a permanent and lasting solution will be found and restored.” The soldiers went on […]

President Akufo-Addo Courts Aviation Investors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday underscored the importance of the air traffic industry to the development of the global economy, urging governments to make requisite investments into the sector. He said there was need for governments in Africa and around the world to channel constantly more investment into improving infrastructure and air navigation systems to respond to the anticipated traffic growth and also keep up to the dynamism in technology that the aviation industry demanded. ‘We must, as a matter of priority, ensure that the aviation industry is placed among the top priorities of our national priority agenda,’ he stressed. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of […]

Charlotte Osei continuous stay at EC shocking – AFAG calls for dismissal

The Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) says it is surprised by the continuous stay in office of Electoral Commission Chair, Charlotte Osei, despite the many allegations against her. The pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) pressure group said it is disappointed president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not suspended the EC boss, who is being investigated by a Chief Justice committee. AFAG in a statement said the presence of Mrs Osei at the Commission could lead to the victimization of the staff who petitioned the President for her removal. Some EC workers in a six-page petition submitted to the President in July, 2017 levelled some allegations against their boss. The petition was forwarded to Chief Justice […]

Former A-G urges boundary talks between Ghana, Togo to avert dispute

Immediate past Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has implored government to ensure the delimitation of the country’s border boundary with neighbouring Togo to avert future dispute. She said a definite resolution of the border boundary with Togo will save Ghana the experience it went through with the four-year-old maritime dispute with Ivory Coast. Mrs Appiah-Oppong told Mamavi Owusu Aboagye on the AM Show on the JOYNEWS channel on MultiTV Monday, the absence of a clear border boundary between Ghana and Togo will not lead to another legal tussle. “We should remember that litigation is always the last resort especially when it comes to your neighbouring state or country. I believe that negotiations […]

We are serious about our promises – Akufo-Addo receives new Ghana card

President Nana Akufo-Addo has become the first recipient of the new national ID card to signal the start of a massive registration process to capture the biometric data of more than 27million Ghanaians. The Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also becomes the second to receive the “Ghana card” seen as an important jigsaw in the puzzle to formalise the economy. At a ceremony in Accra to outdoor the ID card, President Akufo-Addo was full of praise for the National Identification Authority for the expeditious implementation of the project which the previous government failed to do in eight years. The President said his presence at the NIA headquarters along with the Vice-president Dr […]

NPP christens September Month of Fulfilled Promises

The New Patriotic Party has christened September as a month of fulfilled promises following the implementation of its flagship education policy, free Senior High School. Ag. General Secretary John Boadu emphasised at a press conference Thursday, “September will surely be written in the annals of Ghana history as a month of fulfillment and prosperity for the Ghanaian people.” The Akufo-Addo government has disbursed more than 280million cedis to cover the bills of more than 440,000 first-year students in more than 470 senior high schools across the country for the first term The NPP then in opposition, persisted with the promise to provide free SHS after promising it in its 2012 […]

Don’t collapse private schools with Free SHS- IFEST boss urges gov’t

Dr Prince Armah The New Patriotic Party should never be credited in history as the one that contributed to the collapse of private Senior High School system, IFEST boss has said. Despite the immense benefits of the Free SHS policy, Dr Prince Armah believes a more comprehensive approach can be adopted to protect private schools which are on the verge of extinction on account of the new policy. His remarks come hours after Heads of Private Senior High Schools addressed a press conference Wednesday to protest the veritable harm they believe the Free SHS policy will have on their existence. “We consider the development so far as undermining the contribution of […]

Corruption inflated cost of SSNIT’s $66m software – Franklin Cudjoe

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust’s (SSNIT) $66 million dollar software may have cost as much because of the corruption in public sector procurement. According to the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe the software which could have cost less if local IT professionals had built it. The Board of Trustees of SSNIT has begun investigations into how the former management acquired a BOS software System for $66 million. The system was installed to network all branches of SSNIT nationwide to enhance efficiency but the current administration questioned the cost and have contractedPrice Water house to audit the transaction. The Director General, Finance and Administration of software SSNIT, Mr. […]