Month: June 2016

Students Loan Trust blows US$178,000 on rent

    Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), the institution responsible for disbursing loans to needy students in various tertiary institutions, spent US$178,080 as a two-year rent advance in June 2011, the 2014 Auditor’s General’s report has revealed. The Fund operates from a rented property located at Asylum Down in Accra, and pays rent in United States’ dollars, which is payable every two years at the prevailing exchange rate. The Auditor General advised management of the Fund to put in place plans to acquire permanent premises. Chief Executive Officer of the Fund, Sheila Naah Boamah, told the Public Accounts Committee of parliament that the fund has made several attempts in the […]

Furious SC judges chide EC apathy towards Abu Ramadan ruling

  he Supreme Court has set  July 5, 2016 to determine whether the current voters’ register is credible or not for this year’s election. The court arrived at this decision following a request by Lawyer for Kwame Baffoe the NPP’s Brong Ahafo youth organizer who is in court challenging the credibility of the voters’ register. Kwame Baffoe is seeking ten reliefs, which include an order compelling the defendants to compile a new and credible national voters’ register for use in this year’s general election. The ten reliefs are detailed below  a. A declaration that the current national voters’ register compiled by the defendant and intended to be used for the […]

Furious SC judges chide EC apathy towards Abu Ramadan ruling

By MyJoyOnline   A panel of nine Supreme Court Judges chaired by Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, on Thursday warned the Electoral Commission (EC) against actions that could plunge the country into chaos. The judges say the lacklustre attitude of the EC with respect to compliance with their ruling in the Abu Ramadan suit must end. The EC roused the discontent of the judges when it failed to provide specific steps it is taking to expunge names of people who registered with the NHIS cards from the electoral roll. The EC had indicated that it was using its procedures to clean the electoral roll, but this did not include steps to […]

I ‘ll Make Ghana Work Again – Akufo-Addo Assures Ghanaians

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, has acknowledged the general hopelessness among the masses under the Mahama government, and given the assurance that his government, God-willing from January 2017, will make Ghana work again. “There is hardship everywhere and the Ghanaian is suffering. But we can change this. I am asking for your vote, so we can change Ghana and bring jobs for our unemployed youth. For you, market women, a change in government will also mean an opportunity for the monetary system in Ghana to be fixed so you can also get back on your feet again. Ghana, a land filled with an abundance […]

NPP’s ‘1 district, 1 factory’ makes no sense – Murtala Mohammed

The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has laughed off the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) promise of establishing a factory each in all 216 districts of the country, saying it contradicts the party’s promise to scrap import duties on raw materials for local manufacturers. Speaking in the Central Region as part of a 5-day tour of the region, the NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said his government would establish a factory in each of the 216 districts  as part of plans to industrialize the economy. But according to Mr. Mohammed, the local industries promised by the opposition leader would not be able to compete with […]

Presidential Gift: Apology will quell furore – Lecturer

    A Political Science lecturer wants President John Mahama to demonstrate that he is a human being capable of making a mistake and apologise for accepting a gift from a Burkinabe contractor. Eric Asare Bossman says an apology from the President a few months to the crucial November 7 elections would seem like a bad idea but it is not. “I think that the President should apologise to the Ghanaian people and I think it is not going to inure to the disadvantage of the President. People will see that you are also a human being,” Dr Bossman Joy News’ Favor Nunoo, Thursday. Following revelations that a Burkinabe Contractor, […]