Category: GHANA NEWS

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 […]

NPP’s Abronye DC quits

Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, the Brong Ahafo regional youth organiser of the New Patriotic Party, has resigned from the task force set up by government to retrieve state properties including cars in the hands of private individuals. According to him, some officials at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government, are piling pressure on members of the task force to return the seized cars to persons from whom the cars were confiscated. A livid Abronye DC on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday June 15 that the exercise would be a futile one because government officials supposed to be supporting the retrieval of state cars are rather […]

Late Major Mahama’s phone retrieved from room of two suspects

Contrary to reports that Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was only lynched by angry residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that the army officer was rather struck down by bullets. According to autopsy conducted on the late army commander, his assailants shot him twice before lynching him. Two bullets were lodged in his body, a pathologist at the 37 Military Hospital who conducted the autopsy, discovered. Major Mahama also suffered a fractured skull when the crowd descended upon him with cudgels, clubs, cement blocks and other deadly weapons. The three people suspected to have fired the gunshots are now at large. Police have declared 12 […]

Publish names of diplomatic passport holders Government urged

  North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said for purposes of transparency and full disclosure, it will be ideal for the government to publish names of past government appointees who are still holding on to diplomatic passports and those who have retuned theirs. According to him, this will bring finality to the matter. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has hinted that members of the erstwhile Mahama government who refuse to hand over diplomatic passports will be stopped at the country’s airports during trips as a last resort. The minister indicated that the grace period for the former officials and appointees to hand over […]

Stealing Among ECG Staff Crippling Energy Sector-Former Minister

All Judges of the country’s Supreme Court are deemed competent and therefore were qualified to assume the role of a Chief Justice (CJ), private legal practitioner, George Loh pointed out. He however observed that several factors including gender balance could have worked against Justice Jones Dotse’s nomination as he was tipped as favourite to have succeeded the outgoing CJ, Justice Georgina Theodoria Wood. “There are various possible issues that might have gone into the appointment of the new CJ and I will not run from the gender. We have the President, the Vice President and the Speaker of Parliament and it is important to balance it with a female” According […]