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Mr. Gane (R) filing his nomination papers with the Electoral Commissioner.

Ghana News

This is not a matter of Ghana being ready for an Independent Presidential Candidate. What does that readiness even look like? The real question is, "are you ready for your life to get better than it has been the last 28 years? Are you ready to make ...

Independent presidential candidate Marricke K. Gane says he continues to press on for the highest office in the land as the December 2020 General Elections draws closer.

John Mahama promises Gomoa Nyanyano salt factory

Ghana News

Mr Mahama announced that his government will establish a salt factory at Gomoa Nyanyano if re-elected as President on December 7, 2020.

Former President John Dramani on Wednesday started his campaign in the Central Region as part of efforts to seek re-election on December 7, 2020.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa

Ghana News

A total of 15 aspirants have so far submitted the completed copies of their nomination forms to the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable him to contest the presidential election.

The flag bearers of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr Akwasi Addai Odike, People's Action Party (PAP), Mr Kwesi Busumbru and United Front Party ( UFP), Mr Nana Agyenim Boateng filed their nominations to contest the December 7 General Elections yesterday.

IGP James Oppong-Boanuh

Ghana News

According to the group, the police are acting in bad faith given the formal and orderly procedures ASEPA followed ahead of the programme.

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) says it is disappointed in the police for going to the extent of obtaining a court order to stop them from demonstrating against the controversial Agyapa mineral royalties deal.

Mrs Jean Mensa

Ghana News

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, said it had deployed 73,107 officials across the exhibition centres to ensure a successful exercise.

The processes to get credible voters register for the December 7, 2020 elections entered the final phase this past Friday with the commencement of the exhibition of the provisional register.

Special Prosecutor probes Agyapa Royalties transaction. File image

Ghana News

In a letter of September 10, 2020, addressed to the clerk of Parliament, the Special Prosecutor said the investigation was in line with his office’s mandate to exercise the functions and powers of the prevention of corruption.

The Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has begun investigations into the Agyapa Mineral Royalties transaction.

Dzogbenuku promises new leadership for PPP

Ghana News

The PPP Flagbearer promised to lead an incorruptible government, ensure a Free Compulsory Basic Education, peace and security, growth at all levels as well as, inclusive leadership.

Ms Bridget Dzogbenuku, flagbearer, Progressive People's Party (PPP), has promised a new leadership with “bold ideas and actions” to win the December polls and transform the country.

Head of Igbo Community in Ghana cancels 2020 Yam Festival

Ghana News

The Igbo New Yam Festival, annually held in the third week of September, since 2012, attracts a huge number of traditional rulers, ...

The Head of the Igbo People in Ghana, Dr Chukwudi Ihenetu, has cancelled the 2020 New Yam Festival and the celebration of the Igbo Day in Ghana.

File image - Madam Akua Donkor

Ghana News

Madam Donkor said as the first proponent of free education under the fourth republic, she still stands by her promise to run it from KG to the tertiary level.

She burst onto the political scene about eight years ago. Many touted her as a nine-day wonder probably because she was a woman and one who was not literate in Ghana’s official language, English.

PPP acclaims Brigitte Dzogbenuku today

Ghana News

The running mate of the party in the 2016 general election, Ms Brigitte Dzogbenuku, will be acclaimed and endorsed as the flag bearer at a ceremony to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre.

With 86 days to Election 2020, the field of those aspiring for the highest office of the land is increasing with the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) set to acclaim its flag bearer today.

Reopening of Kotoka International Airport: 13 Airlines resume flights

Ghana News

He added that mandatory tests at the airport for all passengers would increase the cost of travelling and, therefore, it served as a disincentive to the travel business.

Thirteen international airlines have indicated their readiness to resume scheduled flights to Ghana following the opening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), giving hope to the country’s troubled travel and tourism industry.
Although some of the international airlines, including Ethiopian, KLM, BA, Emirates and South African Airlines, flew intermittently into the country when the borders were closed, they were mainly on charter basis.

Legon’s Prof Yaw Benneh found dead in a suspected case of murder

Ghana News

He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from University of Ghana and had enormous consulting experience and has published extensively.

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Law Faculty, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was Saturday morning found dead in his Adjiringanor house in Accra under circumstances suspected to be murder.

President Akufo-Addo elected Chairman of ECOWAS

Ghana News

He was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger and replaces Nigerien President, Muhamadou Issoufour.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.

Ghana News

A number of concerns raised by the CSOs included registration of the entity in a tax haven, transparency, how the values were arrived at and what the country stood to benefit from the Agyapa Royalty transaction.

The Ministry of Finance has debunked claims that the Agyapa Royalties transaction has been suspended.

CPP retains Ivor Kobina Greenstreet as presidential candidate. Image credit - Asaase Radio

Ghana News

He defeated two other contestants; Mr Bright Oblitey Akwetey and Mr Divine Ayivor, for the presidential candidate's slot.

The Convention People's Party (CPP) on Saturday elected Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet as the presidential candidate of the party for the 2020 presidential elections.

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. File image

Ghana News

He said beneficiaries would have to have a formal employment, a regular salary and a guarantor to access the facility, ...

The New Patriotic Party has promised to put in place a 100 million cedis National Rental Assistance Scheme that would offer housing rent support to persons with rent needs.

UCC likely to delay second semester of College of Distance Education

Ghana News

According to him, the impact of the pandemic on academic activities has been enormous as its activities have been thrown out of gear.

The Provost of the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Isaac Galyuon says the School’s second semester is likely to begin late as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPP-Denmark supports fight against COVID-19

Ghana News

The party is most grateful to the branches for supporting it and the government in the fight against the pandemic and encourage other branches to emulate the gesture.

The Denmark Branch of the NPP has generously donated items to help the party fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Touching on the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, the IGP urged all police officers to be very circumspect, highly professional and impartial in the discharge of their duties.

The Police Administration has instituted a new special promotion mechanism for policemen who serve in the northern Ghana.

Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Ghana News

The GES did not end there, it has consequently directed that all students who are in schools where destruction of school property has occurred should be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has, in a swift reaction to the pockets of disturbances that has characterised the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has barred 14 final year students from writing the examination forthwith.

'The good people of Ghana to judge our performance' - Jean Mensa to critics. Image credit - The Independent Ghana

Ghana News

These were the words of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, as she responded to a question on how the Commission would rate its performance in the just ended mass voter registration exercise.

In my law class 30 years ago, one of the profound doctrines was the Latin expression "Res ispa loquitur," which means the thing speaks for it self; and on that premise, we will leave the good people of Ghana to judge our performance.

President Akufo-Addo Commissions University Of Environment And Sustainable Development

Ghana News

“Indeed, this is the first university in the country with the mandate to provide higher education, research and disseminate knowledge on matters of sustainable development, the protection of the environment, and a focus on developing agri-business,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, in Somanya, in the Eastern Region, and cut the sod for the commencement of construction of Phase Two of the University.

President Akufo-Addo Swears In Six (6) Justices Of The Court Of Appeal

Ghana News

The situation, where judges proffer judgments on the basis of decisions from lower courts and cite them as law, according to the President, is not acceptable, and even less so, when judges cite no authority at all for their rulings, and give orders without reasons.

President Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 7th August 2020, swore into office six (6) Justices of the Court of Appeal, at a ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency.

EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa. File image

Ghana News

Political parties with representation on the committee are the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People's Party (PPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).

The Electoral Commission (EC) has inaugurated a voter registration adjudication committee to help expunge the names of multiple registrants from the voters register.

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