Category: GHANA NEWS

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. […]

NDC Attack Dogs On the loose – Says Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has described two top opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials as ‘attack dogs’ who are engaging in what he called ‘monotonous acts of character assassination.’ According to the former AG, the NDC National Organizer, Kofi Adams and the party’s deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho are deliberately making unfounded allegations against him. He said they should take notice that he would not be cowed. Mahama Surrogates He said all those attacking him since he started anti-corruption crusade in the party belong to what he called “Mahama Surrogate NDC Faction.” “I am for peace but if the Mahama surrogate NDC faction wants war it will be […]

Too early to ask EC Chair, Deputies to step aside – Peace Council

Chairman of the National Peace Council Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante has said calls for the commissioners of the Electoral Commission to step aside following mud-slinging among themselves are premature. The Chairman of the Council said stepping aside is “jumping the gun”. There is a leadership crisis at the electoral management body. What began as a petition from some staff demanding the impeachment of the chair Charlotte Osei has blown out into a full media war. Photo: Commissioners, Amadu Sulley in charge of Operations, Chairperson Charlotte Osei and Georgina Amankwah The unprecedented fracas at the commission has prompted calls for the commissioners to step aside to allow for full-scale investigations into […]

I’ll beat GHAMRO leaders who attempt to collect royalties from me – Kumchacha

Leader of Heaven’s Gate Ministry Nicholas Osei popularly called Prophet ‘Kumchacha’ has issued a stern warning to the leadership of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) not to step foot in his church to collect royalties. He warned that he and his congregation will ‘beat’ to pulp any GHAMRO executives who dares enter his church to collect royalties. GHAMRO has disclosed its readiness to collect royalties from the various churches in the country. But speaking on Abusua Drive hosted by Ike-da-Unpredictable, Prophet ‘Kumchacha’ said he will not ‘spare’ any GHAMRO leaders who will demand royalties from him. According to him, he pays musicians who perform in his church during programmes […]