Month: September 2015

Ghana protesters demanding new electoral roll clash with police

ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Police in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to bar opposition protesters from the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to demand a new electoral roll, police sources and eyewitnesses said. At least 30 people, including members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), were detained briefly for violating a court injunction that barred the marchers from entering the offices of the EC, Police spokesman Cephas Arthur said. The NPP last month asked the electoral body to create a new voter’s register before elections next year, saying it had evidence that the current electoral roll was bloated with ineligible voters, […]

NPP demands probe into police assault on demonstrators

    The opposition New Patriotic Party is demanding an immediate probe into police brutality against defenceless protesters which punctuated a demonstration held yesterday.. The party is accusing the police of using brute force against unarmed citizens in a botched demonstration to demand a new voters’ register. The demonstration, organised by pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance had members of the NPP, and other pressure groups including Alliance for Accountable Governance all taking part in it. They want the EC to, with immediate effect, change the voter’s register they claimed was bloated. But the demonstration to demand that change turned violent. Tens of protesters, including the New Patriotic Party’s […]

Politicians lack proper leadership training – Lecturer

  A Governance Studies Lecturer at the Evangelical Presbyterian University in Ho, Edem Dey Kuma, says a leadership crisis is militating against development and democracy in the country. Mr Kuma says it is important for appointing authorities to ensure that budding politicians are taken through proper leadership training. “How can you be a good minister if you don’t know the functions of ministers? How you can be a chief executive if you don’t know what decentralisation is? How can you be an MP if you don’t know about the duties of the legislature? he quizzed. He said there was the need for a political culture that offers orientation on the […]

Retired Judge breaks down over judicial scandal

  “Our whole society is rotten to the core”, said the Appeals Court Judge A retired Appeal Court Judge, Justice Henrrietta Abban was left in uncontrollable tears as she addressed a gathering of Christians and church leaders on the corruption scandal that has rocked the judiciary. “Our whole society is rotten to the core. It goes down, down and there is no one doing things right, but we need the rightful kind of faithful leaders who have compassion for the nation,” she said Tuesday amid her tears. According to the GNA, Madam Abban, who famously jailed former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tsatsu Tsikata for causing financial […]

Forget About Bolga Bull Dogs, They Do Not Exist

  It’s been shocking how much we have followed the activities of the self acclaimed Bolga Bull Dogs lately in our NPP. Sometimes, we ask our comrades and ourselves, who makes up this group? Where are they from and what is the mission behind this group? It’s unfortunate many have tagged this group as a Pro-NPP, but, honestly, it’s a mirage, a deceit, really untrue, unrecognized and certainly not known within the NPP upper East chapter. As a group, we wish to show much concern in issues of this nature, because we believe every actions of this unrecognized wing in our party would affect us as a party. In that […]

Corruption Has Always Been A National Disease—Asantehene

  The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised individuals engaged in corrupt acts in the judicial service to be wise, because the ‘end time’ is near for them. Addressing the annual Ghana Bar Association (GBA) conference in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the Asantehene said Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé must be a wake-up call to officials engaged in corruption. He cited a passage in the Bible to admonish the judiciary and Ghanaians saying “…the prophet was asked, what will be the sign of the coming of the end. He responded: as it was in the days of Noah and the ark, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving […]

TB Joshua Donates To Police, Military Hospital

    ACP Agnes Maclean (2nd right) receiving the items from Samuel Sackey on behalf of the Hospital. Standing right is Dr Zakariah General Overseer of the Sy-na-go-gue Church of All Nations (SCOANS), Prophet T.B Joshua, has donated medical consumables worth over GH¢140,000 to the Police and 37 Military Hospitals in Accra. The founder of SCOANS, headquartered in Nigeria, made the donations separately to the two facilities on Monday, in partnership with the Emmanuel TV through the Ghana’s branch of his church. Items donated included blanket, medicine trolley, armpit clutches, accoson sphymamometer, latex foam mattress, syringes with needles 2ml, syringes with needles 5ml, wheel chair, hospital bed, drip stand, surgical gloves, among […]

Ghana officially classified highly indebted country

    After months of speculations, the country is now officially classified as Highly Indebted Country (HIC), data from the Bank of Ghana indicate. New Bank of Ghana data shows that the country’s debt is now about 71 percent of the total value of the economy. According to World Bank parameters, if a country’s debt-to-GDP ratio crosses the 70% debt mark, the country is classified HIC. Ghana’s public debt went up from about 89 billion Ghana cedis in May to about 95 billion as at June this year. Sources close to the Bank of Ghana are attributing the sharp increase in the public debt to the depreciation of the cedi […]

Minority accuses gov’t, IMF of violating Ghana’s laws

  The Minority in Parliament is accusing the Mahama administration and the International Monetary Fund of violating the country’s laws by approving and disbursing monies without parliamentary approval. The Minority has, therefore, asked the International Monetary Fund to as a matter of urgency stop any further disbursement to the government. The Minority said the ongoing disbursement under the three-year bailout from IMF, in its current state, is in breach of the laws of the country. Under the IMF extended credit agreement, Ghana is to benefit from about US$918 million. The agreement aims to restore debt sustainability and macroeconomic stability in the country to foster a return to high growth and […]

World Bank Is Broke …Pleads With Africa To Help Raise Funds

    The World Bank  Vice-President for Development Finance Caucus to raise funds to replenish the International Development Association (IDA). In order to finance development in an intelligent fashion, the WB needs to mobilise some US$135 thousand million in Official Development Assistance (ODA). This amount will attract and leverage new public and private investments. “We have a large portfolio, a series of projects in preparation that will drive private investment. These are projects for which there is great demand and we are seeking to mobilise possible resources. There is the Ebola problem, floods in Malawi and the earthquake in Nepal as well, which is why the response budget for three […]