Month: June 2018

UN expert says gov’t economic initiatives will do little to reduce poverty

Prof. Philip Alston says inequality in Ghana is on the rise.   Ghana’s flagship policies might stimulate the country’s economy, but they won’t do much to get rid of poverty, even though that is their stated aim, says a UN human rights expert. “The Government claims that the economic stimulus provided by these programmes will automatically cut the country’s high rates of poverty and growing rates of urbanisation, but the main beneficiaries will be people with capital, and those who are politically well-connected,” said  UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston. Alston’s comments mark the presentation of his report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

Father Dares Ridge Hospital To Produce His Twin Baby “Dead Or Alive”

Mr John K. Gabulja said after his wife delivered on 10 May, he was told by a midwife that the babies were to be taken to the babies ward for incubation since they were 31 weeks old. The father-of-twins claims a nurse, whom he only identified as Dede, denied him access to the twins on the day of their delivery despite fulfilling certain pre-conditions, which included making a GHS600 deposit, as demanded by the nurse. The distraught father said he was only allowed to see his own babies the following day after being forced by the same nurse to buy medicines and clothes for the little ones – also as […]

BANK OF GHANA REVIEWS ECONOMY FOR FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

At the 82nd meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana, the Committee undertook a review of the macroeconomic situation against the background of developments in the global economy and assessed the pace of economic growth, the execution of the 2018 budget and the outlook for inflation.   Below are highlights of the assessment Global conditions remain generally positive, with continued robust recovery and accommodative monetary policy stance alongside generally subdued core inflation. However, downside risks exist, including faster tightening of global financing conditions, trade protectionism and geopolitical tensions Global financing conditions for emerging markets are changing as oil prices rise, the US dollar strengthens and […]

Nyantakyi resigns from Fifa, CAF, and WAFU positions

Embattled Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has followed up his resignation as Ghana Football Association president by relinquishing all other top positions he holds in football. The 48-year-old has quit his roles as a member of the FIFA Council, member of the FIFA Associations Committee, First Vice President of CAF and President of Zone B of the West African Football Union (WAFU). His decision comes on the back of the 90 days provisional ban handed to him by the world football governing body, Fifa. A documentary by the celebrated journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposed Mr Nyantakyi to be unfit to steer the affairs of a sport which is the number one of the nation. Mr Nyantakyi was filmed apparently […]

Johnson Asiedu Nketia was addressing NDC supporters   General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the country could be plunged into a constitutional crisis if immediate steps are not taken to resolve the impasse at the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC). The EC is under probe by a committee chaired by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, following a petition referred to her by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo. The crux of the petition has to do with three of the commissioners – Chair Charlotte Osei, Dr Ahmadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah – cited in allegations of misappropriations. But speaking at his party’s final Unity Walk held […]

President Akufo-Addo dissolves GFA

President Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association after a private investigative company, Tiger Eye PI documented rampant bribery and corruption in the game which is a passion for Ghanaian The dissolution comes 24 hours after the public screening of the documentary at the Accra International Conference Center reduced the Association to ridicule and severe trolling on social media. The President of the Association was filmed collecting $65,000 from ‘investors’ to influence the president and vice-president to get road He is under investigation for defrauding by false pretence. Sources say a statement is expected from the Presidency communicating the President’s decision to dissolve the FA.

GPHA CEO Dismissal: Asuogyaman NPP Executives threaten mass resignation

Mr Ansah was fired today by the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo   The New Patriotic Party’s polling station and constituency executives at Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region, have threatened to resign en masse, if sacked CEO of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority is not reinstated. Paul Asare Ansah was relieved of his post by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday. A letter signed by the president’s Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo ordered Mr Ansah should hand over his office by Friday, June 8. The letter did not give reasons for the sack, but it is believed to have been triggered by a recent spat between workers’ union of the […]

Free SHS awaits you – Akufo-Addo woos BECE candidates

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged candidates writing the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to strive for success to enable them enjoy government’s flagship programme, Free SHS policy. In all, 509,824 candidates from 16,060 schools are expected to write the examination in 1,772 centres throughout the country. The candidates are made up of 263,295 males and 246,529 females, which is 8.9 percent increase over 2017 figure of 468,060. Sending his wishes to the candidates on Monday, President Akufo-Addo advised them to respect the rules in the examination. “I send best wishes to the 500,000 students sitting this year’s BECE. Avoid any form of examination malpractice, and, remember, […]

Anas Video: Mahama Shocked After Watching

The former president, John Dramani Mahama has watched excerpts of the yet to be premiered football documentary by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and has been left in complete shock. The documentary titled #Number 12 which is set to be premiered on June 6, 2018 captures President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi engaged in alleged corrupt activities. Former President Mahama like the very few who have had the opportunity to watch exclusive excerpts of the video was visibly shaken by the revelation. In the video posted on Anas’ Facebook page, Mr Mahama said the revelations may be the reason Ghana in recent years has struggled to remain […]

A short history of the celebration of 4 June and 31 December as public holidays

After the PNP was violently overthrown on 31 December 1981, the PNDC Government declared both Revolution Day (31 December) and 4 June as public holidays by a yearly ritual of executive fiats, and not by legislation. It was only on 13 June 1989 that PNDCL 220 was passed to formally legislate the two controversial holidays that had hitherto been celebrated by executive fiat: 4 June (to mark violent overthrow of SMCD II by the AFRC) and 31 December (to mark the violent overthrow of the PNP by the PNDC.) 31 December was the first to be removed when on 23 December 1994, the Supreme Court, by a very slim majority […]