Month: July 2016

Owners of Montie FM fined

Owners of Accra-based Montie FM, who have been convicted for contempt charges by the Supreme Court, have been fined Ghc30,000 cedis to be paid tomorrow, Thursday, July 28. This was after the two panelists, and the Host of the ‘Pampamso’ political show, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to four months in prison , and fined Ghc10,000 each, […]

WAPCo dimisses $30m payment to N-Gas

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has rejected claims that the government has paid some 30 million dollars as part payment of the over 100 million dollars debts owed the company. This is according to the Corporate Affairs Director for WAPCo, Harriet Wereko-Brobbey. Harriet Wereko-Brobbey who spoke to Citi Business News on Tuesday explained […]

Fear Mahama Will Steal My New Ideas For NHIS – Akufo-Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo wants to keep ideas about how to revitalize the “ailing” National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) close to his chest because he fears President John Mahama will steal them. Speaking at an NPP fundraising event in Hartford, Akufo-Addo claimed the Mahama-led administration has mastered in copying NPP’s policies […]

Court Frees Amoateng Over ‘Fake Passport’ Charge

An Accra Circuit Court has acquitted and discharged a former legislator Eric Amoateng, who after serving a ten-year jail term in the  United States for a drug-related offense, was also put before court in Ghana, for allegedly possessing a fake Ghanaian passport. According to the judgment delivered by Justice Ellen Amoah the case by the state […]

Terkper Implores On MPs For GH¢ 1.8BN

    Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper has beseeched parliament once again for approval of GHS 1,888,203,307 as Supplementary Estimates for the 2016 financial year. He grounded his request in Article 179 (8) of the 1992 Constitution which states that, “where, in respect of a financial year, it is found that the amount of money appropriated […]

Parliamentary committee backs November 7 election date

  Parliamentary committee backs November 7 election date Electoral Commission (EC)’s plans to change Presidential and Parliamentary elections from December to November is poised for success as a parliamentary committee gives it backing. A report by the Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament on Monday supported the move and hence legislators from the […]

Britain gets second female Prime Minister

(From Desmond Davies, London Bureau Chief) London, July 14, GNA – Theresa May, British Home Secretary (Internal Affairs Minister) for the last six years, on Wednesday became the country’s second female Prime Minister – following Margaret Thatcher in 1979 – to replace David Cameron who resigned after his defeat in the European Union (EU) referendum […]