Month: May 2018

Government Tackles Ex-Governor Over GH¢4.6bn Deal

The debate over the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) ‘dodgy’ GH¢4.6 billion contract that was to establish a national switch to make mobile money payments and other transfers interoperable (i.e. link to each other) in the banking and the financial system does not appear to be dying anytime soon. This is because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, through the Ministry of Information, has rubbished the spirited defence put up by a former deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Johnson P. Asiama, on behalf of the NDC over the cost of the contract, which has set tongues wagging following Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s revelation that the […]

Government Opens Probe Into Military/Police Clashes In Tamale

The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is collaborating with the Interior Ministry to investigate circumstances that led to some military officers attacking some police officers and residents in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saed who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said REGSEC had already begun deliberations to prevent a recurrence of these attacks. “We proposed that the Ministry of Interior, Defence should come in and as I speak to you the delegation has already arrived, and we are moving to a common ground for the issue to be investigated so within 24 hours, a permanent and lasting solution will be found and restored.” The soldiers went on […]

Kufuor blames unprepared leaders for Ghana’s under-development

WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 15: (AFP OUT) Ghana President John Kufuor delivers a speech and toast during a state dinner in his honor at the White House September 15, 2008 in Washington, DC. Kufuor is on a three-day state visit to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Former President John Kufuor has attributed Ghana’s slow pace of development to failed leadership. Mr. Kufuor believes a mineral-rich country like Ghana should have been better developed than currently is the case. The former president said most of the country’s leaders across sectors are performing poorly because they were forced into those positions. He was speaking at the launch of an endowment […]