Month: August 2017

Ghanaians plan better when building houses than having children

  The Executive Secretary of the National Population Council Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has explained Ghana’s slow rate of economic development is to be partly blamed on the population structure. She wants citizens to pay attention to the structure of the population because she argued, it holds the key to better socio-economic development. In a Joy News Desk Report interview with Daniel Dadzie, she dropped two facts which she noted, ought to sink in the minds of the country’s leaders and citizens. Singapore began life as an independent country with a population of about two million. 60 years later, the island nation is about 6.3million. Ghana began with 6.7million in 1957. […]

Akufo-Addo to launch ‘One District One Factory Policy’ Friday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Friday launch his government’s flagship policy popularly termed ”One District One Factory” at Ekumfi in the Central Region. The program will be the formal launch of the implementation of the One District One Factory policy This will be in fulfillment of a pledge by President Akufo-Addo to see the actualization of the industrialization of Ghana as part of the transformation process he envisages for the country. The policy, when implemented will create the environment conducive for each local government areas to own factories relative to their well-endowed resources and capacity to provide jobs and wealth for the country. The launch will include a […]

Ankaful Threatens To Send Patients Home

The acting Clinical Coordinator of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, Dr Emefa Dadzie, has hinted that the inadequate financial support from the central government will force the hospital to discharge the mentally-ill patients who are receiving treatment at the facility in the near future. Speaking to newsmen after receiving donated items from the Church of Later Day Saint at Cape Coast, Dr Dadzie revealed that government’s inability to release funds since January 2017 has affected their operations. Dr Dadzie stressed that feeding of the inmates has become a great burden as creditors are unwilling to supply them foodstuffs due to the accumulated debt. “First of all, feeding the […]

Okoe Vanderpuije for President campaign posters out The posters, which bear his photo has the inscription, “Our hope for 2020 Okoe Vanderpuije”

Campaign posters of the former mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije have emerged announcing him as the preferred presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in election 2020. The posters, which bear his photo has the inscription, “Our hope for 2020 Okoe Vanderpuije” but it is unclear whether Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has a hand in the manufacturing of the posters which have flooded social media. It also describes Okoe Vanderpuije who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South as “The man you can trust, humble, grassroots man, true party man, experienced, unifier and visionary.” Although the NDC has not opened nominations yet, some bigwigs […]

A-G wants Ras Mubarak punished …over misapplication of GH¢215k

The Former Executive Director of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Ras Mubarak, should be held responsible for the misapplication of funds at authority, which was uncovered by the Auditor-General. The 2015 Auditor General’s Report indicted the NYA over the misapplication of the sum of GH¢215,100. Mr Mubarak, who was the then Executive Director and now the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu in the Northern Region and a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), contravened Regulations 179(1&2) of FAR, 2004 (LI 1802), which state, among others, that “a head of department may not authorise payment to be made out of funds earmarked for specific activities for purposes other than […]

Tow levy: We had to listen to Ghanaians – Sammy Awuku

The National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku has said the decision to discontinue the mandatory tow levy was because Ghanaians did not like it. Speaking to Citi News in Takoradi on the sidelines of an NPP youth programme, Mr Awuku noted that “the Ghanaian people spoke strongly against it [the tow levy] and president Akufo-Addo and his government has also taken a firm position that they are not implementing it…once the Ghanaian people don’t like it, I don’t see why we should impose it on them.” Government announced that it will no longer implement towing levy which was scheduled to commence on July 1, 2017. A statement signed […]

Stop spreading lies about me – Amidu warns Kofi Adams, Anyidoho

  A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Martin Amidu has warned some members of the party especially the Deputy General-Secretary and National Organizer, Koku Anyidoho and Kofi Adams to stop spewing lies about him. According to him, the two despite knowing the issues that led to his dismissal as Attorney General under former President John Mills have been spreading such “untruths” against him. Amidu has come under massive attack from some members of the party including former Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Valarie Sawyerr who claimed Amidu was among other things sacked from his position as an Attorney General by former President John Mills because he attempted “to […]

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 […]

Nana tells it all

President Akufo-Addo yesterday gave a vivid account of how the erstwhile Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration literally collapsed a host of companies in the country. Speaking at the second edition of the National Policy Summit (NPS) under the aegis of the Trade and Industry Ministry under the theme, ‘The Industrial Transformation of Ghana,’ in Accra yesterday, he noted that during the period, “a significant number of small, medium and large scale operators were all brought to their knees as a result of four years of ‘dumsor’ (intermittent power supply), induced by the mismanagement of the energy sector.” Evidence He quoted a report by the Institute for Social, Statistical and […]

90 illegal miners arrested in anti-galamsey operation

Some Ninety illegal miners who have been apprehended by government’s anti-illegal mining task force Operation Vanguard have been arraigned in various parts of the country. The miners were arrested in some illegal mining areas in the Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions within a period of two weeks. The task force has also seized some equipment from the miners. The Commanding Officer for Operation Vanguard, Colonel William Agyapong has been speaking to Citi News. “We have arrested as many as 90 suspected illegal miners. In Eastern Region, we arrested 29, Western Region, 58 and in Ashanti Region we have arrested 3. These are suspects and as I speak they have been […]