Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s ex-president dies aged 73

Reports from Ghana say that the former president died in hospital in the capital, Accra, after a short illness. He led two coups, first in 1979, before twice being elected president in multi-party polls. A charismatic figure, he first seized power railing against corruption and was responsible for executing several former heads of state for […]

Cassava Processing Factory For Keta Begins

Mr Godwin Edudzi Yao Effah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Keta, has cut the sod for the commencement of works on Cassava Processing Factory at Tsiame-Dorveme in the Municipality. The factory, which is a partnership between the Municipal Assembly and Hormeku Engineers and Planners (HoPE) Limited, is part of the government’s flagship One District […]

Schools not reopening Sept. — Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic activities. Consequently, it has called on the public to ignore reports to that effect. “The ministry will like to state categorically that aside from final-year students who are in school, the public should disregard reports going […]

Merkel stresses togetherness as Germany assumes EU presidency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has laid out her country’s priorities before the European Parliament in Strasbourg at the start of the country’s six-month stint at the helm of the EU under its rotating presidency system. Merkel focused on five areas where Europe needs to make progress in order to emerge unified and strong from the Covid-19 crisis: fundamental […]

Akufo-Addo Shocked Over Sir John Death

President Akufo-Addo has expressed shock over the death of the former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John. Sir John died of Coronavirus complications at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday night, July 1. Reports say he was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital. Reacting to […]

NPP To Endorse Akufo-Addo Today

In readiness to seek re-election in 2020 Elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will later today Saturday, June 27, acclaim President Akufo-Addo as the party’s Presidential candidate. The Special National Council meeting, which was a directive of the National Council, will be done by the voting member representatives made up of selected Members of Parliament, […]

IMANI Disappointed In Court For Dismissing Its Amicus Brief

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has described as disappointing, the dismissal of its amicus curiae brief, by the Supreme Court today. IMANI Africa and some other civil society groups were seeking to be considered as friends of the court in the case involving the Electoral Commission’s planned voter registration exercise. But the Supreme […]

Covid-19 cases as Ghana’s tally increases to 1,279

Ghana has recorded 125 more Covid-19 cases, bring the total to 1,279, the Ghana Health Service has announced. The Oti region debuts on the charts with 13 new cases, according to figures supplied by the Service on its Covid-19 website. Greater Accra remains Ghana’s epicenter with 1,089 cases; Ashanti has 69, Eastern, 56; Northern, 13 […]

Kwabena Maanu died as the first Danish of coronavirus

Kwabena Maanu was known in the Danish music community as ‘the man who brought African music to Denmark’. Now he’s gone. As the first in Denmark, according to his family, friends and acquaintances, he lost his life to the coronavirus the night between Saturday and Sunday last week. 62 years old. Maanu leaves behind three […]

We’ve Delivered And Delivering 78% Of Our Promises – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has strongly defended the records and achievements of the Nana Akufo-Addo administration since it assumed office in January, 2017. Using a combination of graphs, tables and evidence-based presentations, Vice President Bawumia outlined a long list of achievements chalked by the Akufo-Addo administration, based on its 2016 manifesto promises, and challenged […]

Revelations on missing 500 excavators confirm rot in Akufo-Addo’s government – Sammy Gyamfi

The National Democratic Congress says details relating to the disappearance of some 500 excavators seized from illegal miners confirm the government’s hypocrisy in the anti-illegal mining fight. According to the NDC’s National Communication’s Officer Sammy Gyamfi, “the chilling and sordid revelations that have come to light since that scandal broke go to confirm the massive rot […]

Cops’ Costly Indiscretion

But for the prevalence of cool heads at the Gbewaa Palace, abode of the Ya Na, King of Dagbon, a few days ago, we would have been stunned by a disturbing story. Indiscreet police officers reportedly pursued a driver and his ‘mate’ into the bosom of the palace against traditional standards common to all ethnic […]

Burn The CSE Documents – Akufo-Addo Told

A member of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Samuel Onwona, has urged President Akufo-Addo to burn all documents containing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). According to Dr. Onwona, since the president has said the CSE will not be allowed in schools, there is no need to be keeping documents that have the CSE in it. “If you […]

Why not Ghana beyond corruption – Dutch Ambassador asks

Netherlands’ Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, has asked the Government of Ghana to pursue a policy of “Ghana beyond corruption.” He said this in reaction to the government’s policy of a ‘Ghana beyond aid.’ The administration of Nana Akufo-Addo announced the policy as an objective towards achieving self-reliance for the country. The policy has since […]

EOCO knew my travel plans – Menzgold CEO

Despite a court warrant declaring him a wanted man for jumping bail, embattled Chief Executive of Menzgold insists his travel plans was not a secret. Nana Appiah Mensah was emphatic at a press conference in Accra Monday that, he informed the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) a day before travelling in December. But by January […]

NPP MP Kick Against New 450-seater Parliament Chamber

Hon Patrick Yaw Boamah, member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central Constituency, has asked government and Parliament to suspend any move to build a new chamber of Parliament for Ghana. According to him, the proposed new chamber to accommodate 450 Parliamentarians is not a priority now and that, funds for such project should be channel towards […]

Akufo-Addo Tells Mahama To Stop Misleading Ghanaians

“It’s not good for us politicians to be misleading the people; if you have not done something, don’t claim it, don’t write it in your book; don’t make pronouncements on it. The people themselves can tell the truth of what is going on.” “I think it’s important that we, the political leaders of the country, […]

Economy Will Be Hard In 2020

2020 is being projected to be tougher year for global and African trade. Several world economies are expected to record negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in 2020. The negative growth is to come off the back of a slow growth rate of the United States (US) economy during the same period. A dip […]

NHIS’ GHc17m Diverted To Private Investment Company—NDC Reveals

The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused government of illegally transferring over GHc17 million of National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) funds to a private fund management company, All Time Capital Investment. According to the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the transaction was done without due diligence and risk assessment. The Minority has over […]

New Voter’s Register For 2020 Elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced it will be compiling a new voter’s register for the 2020 general elections. This announcement comes after a stakeholders’ meeting with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC). The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), in 2015, then in opposition, demanded a new voter’s register, which should be ready not later than […]


The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He […]

“There Will Be Uprising After 2020 If Things Don’t Change” – Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, says the animosity in African politics and high levels of youth unemployment are setting the stage for chaos. He predicts an uprising akin to the Arab Spring after 2020 […]

Tourism Minister axed as President rings 9 changes

Catherine Afeku

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced nine changes in his government, the second reshuffle since he was sworn into office in 2017. The biggest change is the removal of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister Catherine Afeku, who now moves to the Office of the President as a Minister of State. She will now work specifically […]

Ban NPP, NDC, to stem vigilantism – PPP

The General Secretary of the Progressive Peoples Party [PPP], Murtala Mohammed, says the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are to blame for the proliferation of vigilante groups in the country. Appearing before the Emile Short Commission he outlined sources of electoral violence, which if not checked, will replay the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election […]

Ken Agyapong, Muntaka trade insults in Parliament

Some Parliamentarians on Wednesday morning had to physically restrain two of their colleagues as they took turns to trade insults on the Floor of the House ahead of sitting.  Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong was confronting his Asawase colleague, Muntaka Mubarak, who has moved a motion on the Floor for the second time referring the vociferous NPP member to Parliament’s […]

NDC postpones flagbearer election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has postponed the party’s flagbearer election slated for Saturday, January 26, until it settles a court case brought against it by two of its members. Two members of the party, Mr Abdallah Issah and Mr James Kabu Nartey-Oman sued the party in December last year over the guidelines governing the party’s […]