We are serious about our promises – Akufo-Addo receives new Ghana card

President Nana Akufo-Addo has become the first recipient of the new national ID card to signal the start of a massive registration process to capture the biometric data of more than 27million Ghanaians. The Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also becomes the second to receive the “Ghana card” seen as an important jigsaw in the puzzle to formalise the economy. At a ceremony in Accra to outdoor the ID card, President Akufo-Addo was full of praise for the National Identification Authority for the expeditious implementation of the project which the previous government failed to do in eight years. The President said his presence at the NIA headquarters along with the Vice-president Dr […]

NPP christens September Month of Fulfilled Promises

The New Patriotic Party has christened September as a month of fulfilled promises following the implementation of its flagship education policy, free Senior High School. Ag. General Secretary John Boadu emphasised at a press conference Thursday, “September will surely be written in the annals of Ghana history as a month of fulfillment and prosperity for the Ghanaian people.” The Akufo-Addo government has disbursed more than 280million cedis to cover the bills of more than 440,000 first-year students in more than 470 senior high schools across the country for the first term The NPP then in opposition, persisted with the promise to provide free SHS after promising it in its 2012 […]

Egypt Jittery Over Qualification, Coach Comes Under Fire

Ghana’s World Cup opponents are growing jittery over their chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup amid demands for Argentinean manager Hector Cuper to resign despite leading the group with two matches left. The jitters in the Pharaohs camp has sparked hope among Ghanaians that the North African could falter to hand the Black Stars the advantage for the tournament in Russia. The Egyptian national football team’s goalkeeper coach Ahmed Nagi is defending Argentinean manager amid concerns over Egypt’s qualification to the 2018 World Cup. “Cuper is a very democratic manager. He makes all his staff participate in all the team’s detail. But at the same time, he rejects […]

Kwesi Nyantakyi Excludes U-17 Physical Trainer From Contingents to UAE

Physical trainer for Ghana’s U-17 team, Nana Sei has been dropped from the contingent who left for UAE (Abu Dhabi) for their training tour ahead of the U-17 FIFA World Cup in India.  The Black Starlets team left the shores of the country for a two-week training exercise in Abu Dhabi. According to Nana Sei who has been keeping the team in shape with fitness exercise for the past three months could not make the trip after he was excluded from the team and was told the instruction came from the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi. “I have been with the team for the past three months, […]

Former AU Chairperson, Rawlingses discuss breakdown of cultural values

Former African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday called on former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings at their office in Accra. Dr. Dhlamini-Zuma and the Rawlingses discussed the breakdown of cultural values on the continent with the former President expressing his disappointment with the violent attacks on black foreigners in South Africa. Former President Rawlings who spoke on the forthcoming leadership battle within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, said a change for the better is what most South Africans would like to see. “This is the promise and expectation of most elections anyway,” he said. Mr. Rawlings said: “Irrespective of […]

Don’t collapse private schools with Free SHS- IFEST boss urges gov’t

Dr Prince Armah The New Patriotic Party should never be credited in history as the one that contributed to the collapse of private Senior High School system, IFEST boss has said. Despite the immense benefits of the Free SHS policy, Dr Prince Armah believes a more comprehensive approach can be adopted to protect private schools which are on the verge of extinction on account of the new policy. His remarks come hours after Heads of Private Senior High Schools addressed a press conference Wednesday to protest the veritable harm they believe the Free SHS policy will have on their existence. “We consider the development so far as undermining the contribution of […]

Corruption inflated cost of SSNIT’s $66m software – Franklin Cudjoe

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust’s (SSNIT) $66 million dollar software may have cost as much because of the corruption in public sector procurement. According to the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe the software which could have cost less if local IT professionals had built it. The Board of Trustees of SSNIT has begun investigations into how the former management acquired a BOS software System for $66 million. The system was installed to network all branches of SSNIT nationwide to enhance efficiency but the current administration questioned the cost and have contractedPrice Water house to audit the transaction. The Director General, Finance and Administration of software SSNIT, Mr. […]

NPP delegate’s conference: We’ll sanction aspirants who campaign

The leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will punish aspiring candidates who use this weekend’s national delegate’s conference to campaign. The party is yet to open nominations for persons who wish to contest for positions from constituency to national levels. Speaking to Citi News, acting General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu said the party will punish persons who flout the laws, by campaigning ahead of the party’s internal elections. “The party and in particular National Council has noted with concern, the rate at which prospective candidates for various executive positions in the party display the campaign posters and banners at the just ended constituency and regional […]

Charlotte Osei’s speech after receiving US award

The Chairperson of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei was on Tuesday honoured with the United States Department of State’s Women of Courage Award for 2017. Presenting the award, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson affirmed that “Charlotte Osei epitomizes the phrase, woman of courage.” Mr. Jackson in his speech praised Charlotte Osei for her bravery before, during and after the 2016 general elections. In her acceptance speech, Charlotte Osei said “I owe my courage to the resilient women of Ghana, who are working daily to overcome male chauvinism and patriarchy in all its forms from the micro to the macro level of our society.” “I am inspired daily by their refusal […]

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. […]