Month: January 2017


Residents of Kpone in the Greater Accra Region lives are in danger, following hazardous fumes from heavy industries swallowing the community. This has drawn the attention of and , members of the SUNSHINE Media group to the community to assess the situation. KPONE is a community which lies at the south eastern part of the greater Accra region of the geographical map of Ghana, with a population of 106,398 with a total number of 24,800 which represents 4.0 persons per household according to the 2010 population census. With the same arimetrics, children constitute the largest proportion of household accounting for 38.4%. About 42% out of the total account […]

Kenya’s economy to grow at a slow rate this year – says IMF official

NAIROBI – Kenya’s economic growth rate will slow in 2017, from about 6 per cent last year, due to sluggish credit growth and as investors take a wait-and-see attitude before a presidential election in August, a senior IMF official said yesterday. Armando Morales, the International Monetary Fund’s representative in Kenya, said growth is likely to remain within the 5-6 per cent range of the past five years, despite the slowdown. “We expect a deceleration of growth for several reasons, but I think the most important reason we are considering is the potential impact of the interest rate cap on credit growth,” he told Reuters in an interview. The government capped […]

Jammeh gets legislative rubberstamp to continue in power

The National Assembly also condemned “the unlawful and malicious interference in the internal affairs of The Gambia by the AU Peace and Security Council, Government of the Republic of Senegal, and Senegal’s Representative at the UNSC.” On Tuesday evening, Jammeh declared a three-month state of emergency only two days to the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow. Barrow is currently in Senegal and was widely expected to return and be sworn in on January 19 – when Jammeh’s tenure officially expires. Gambia’s legislature has passed a resolution to allow outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to remain in power for three months starting from Wednesday, January 18, 2017, state television reported. The National […]

Bawumia Teases Amissah-Arthur Over 170 Posers

The contest between Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and Vice President-elect Dr Mahamudu Bawumia regarding mastery in Ghana’s economic management might continue for a while. Dr Bawumia says the 170 questions on Ghana’s economy he threw at Amissah-Arthur, which became the toast of the campaign season, remain unanswered. Despite winning the presidential election and waiting to be sworn in as vice president, Dr Bawumia told Joy News that he would still love to have answers to those questions. “I hope he has left the answers in the handing over notes,” he said sarcastically. Dr Bawumia and his wife became the toast of the electioneering campaign with a series of economic lectures, […]

Akufo-Addo names first batch of staff; Frema, Bediatuo confirmed

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has announced his first batch of A-list staff to steer the affairs of government at least for the first four years. At a press conference shortly after his tour of the Flagstaff House, Nana Akufo-Addo named Akosua Frema Opare Osei as Chief of Staff. She will be the first woman to appointed Chief of Staff in Ghana’s history. Blending the young and old, the founder of Tescon, Francis Asenso Okyere, 39, and Abu Jinapor were also named as two Deputy Chiefs of Staff. A consummate lawyer, Nana Asante Bediatuo becomes the Executive Secretary to the president when Akufo-Addo takes office after Saturday’s inauguration. To send a clear signal he is in […]

Blame Finance Ministry for non-payment of contractors – GETFund

  Managers of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), have blamed the Ministry of Finance for its inability to pay contractors who the Fund owes close to GHc 300 million. This follows a threat by the contractors to embark on a demonstration at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, to demand the payment of money owed them by the GETFund. According to the contractors, they are owed over GHc 500 million spanning a period of six months, a situation that is crippling their businesses, as most of them go for loans to pre-finance the projects. Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy Administrator for GETFund, Stephen Baffoe, indicated that until the Ministry […]

Nii Lante peeved! ‘I wasn’t informed about Akufo-Addo, Black Stars meeting’

Nii Lante peeved! ‘I wasn’t informed about Akufo-Addo, Black Stars meeting’ Outgoing Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye says he was disrespected when the Black Stars team met a delegation sent by President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo without his knowledge. He says it was “appropriate” for his office to have been informed about the meeting because the team belongs to the State and it is under the care of outgoing President, John Dramani Mahama who in turn has mandated his minister to take charge. In an interview with Mamavi Aboagye, host of AM Show on the JOYNEWS channel on MultiTV Monday, the Minister said he deserved some respect since “I am […]