Month: May 2017

Akufo-Addo ends third phase of ECOWAS tour

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has ended the third phase of his tour of ECOWAS countries with a day’s working visit to Niger. At a meeting with Nigerien President, Issoufou Mahamadou, the two leaders pledged to strengthen the ties of co-operation that exist between their countries. They also agreed to hold in Ghana this year, a Permanent Joint Commission on Co-operation to serve as the legal framework to address their trade and investment concerns. Expressing concern about the low volumes of trade between the two countries, President Akufo-Addo stressed the importance the ECOWAS market represents to the development of West Africa, underscoring the immense opportunities for trade, enterprise and […]

Parliament gives Ofori-Atta one week to make full disclosure on $2.25bn bond

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has been given a week to furnish the country’s parliament with details on the 2.2 5 billion dollar bond issued by the government in April. He is required to provide the House with the full complement of documentation related to the issuance of the bond, the participants, the utilization of the proceeds, and the currency in which the bond was settled. Controversy Government announced on April 3 that it has successfully issued 15 and 7-year bonds with the same coupon rate of 19.75%, raising a total amount of 1.13 billion dollars, and another 1.12 billion (cedi equivalent) in five and 10-year bonds via a tap […]

Capt. Mahama and his men were not protecting illegal miners – CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has categorically stated that Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama and the military detachment at Upper Denkyira West in the Central Region were not there to protect illegal miners. Capt. Mahama who was with the 5th Infantry of the Ghana Armed Forces and the detachment commander of troops on operational duties in the area was cruelly murdered by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi who suspected him to be an armed robber when they found him jogging with a pistol at about 8:30 am on Monday. There has been a swelling nationwide sympathy for the deceased soldier, but the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Upper Denkyira […]

Osafo Maafo, Atta Akyea, Ursula missing in Akufo-Addo’s 19-member Cabinet

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has submitted to Parliament a list of 19 Ministers who will make up his Cabinet Tuesday. The President’s action is in fulfilment of Article 76(1) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins him to select some Ministers to form his Cabinet. The Article states that, “There shall be a cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President and not less than ten and not more than nineteen Ministers of State.” It did not state which Ministerial portfolio should be included in the Cabinet of any government. Clause (2) of the same Article said the Cabinet shall “assist the President in the determination of general […]

Mahama’s lynching: No one will go free – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has commiserated with the family of the military officer grisly murdered in Denkyira Boase in the Central Region, pledging to hound the perpetrators. The officer named as Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by residents of the Denkyira Boase Township on suspicion of being an armed robber. He was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties there where he met his untimely death. Capt. Mahama who is the commander of the area military detachment, according to his subordinates, was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions, the women […]

Capt. Mahama’s death challenges my citizenship – Uncle

The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing. Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner. “A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression. “For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said. Prof. Bagonluri to Joy FM the family is struggling to deal with […]

Jealous lover pours acid on girlfriend

  The police at Wassa Amenfi East in the Western Region are hunting for a man believed to be in his late 20s at Wassa Japa. He is currently on the run after allegedly pouring acid on his supposed ex-girlfriend, one Naomi Addai, 21, on Wednesday. Dailyguide gathered that the suspect, popularly called Cashman, poured the acid on the victim when he saw her walking with a man believed to be her teacher. Naomi is currently at the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital receiving treatment. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Oheneba Banasco, told DAILY GUIDE, “The boy after pouring the acid on his girlfriend, bolted and the police have […]

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 […]

Nana Yaa Jantuah resigns from PURC

he Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) Nana Yaa Jantuah has tendered in her resignation from the Commission. A memo addressed to the Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong but intercepted by Joy News says the resignation is expected to take effect on November 17, 2017. Nana Yaa Jantuah has however applied to take her accruable leave beginning June 4, 2017, prior to her resignation in November. No reason was given for her decision to resign but she together with the Executive Secretary have been at the centre of a BNI investigation over some financial malfeasance said to have taken place at the Commission. […]

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 […]