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News Editors Pledge to refocus their lens on PWD Issues in Ghana

Ghana News

Studies also indicate that most media houses do not provide adequate coverage for disability issues and hardly engage PWDs beyond discussing their disabilities as opposed to engaging them to express their opinion on trending national issues.

A significant section of the population in Ghana who are mostly Persons with Disabilities are excluded from accessing government interventions and benefiting from public goods and services.

Chief Executive Officer of GCB Bank, Raymond Sowah

Ghana News

The termination of their contracts was done after an audit of employees of the defunct banks exposed issues with the minimum qualification of about 160 staff.

GCB Bank has terminated the contracts of 56 ex-staff of defunct UT and Capital Banks for not possessing the minimum qualification required to work with the bank.

Govt propaganda can't erase 'bloody' Ayawaso by-election shame – Mahama

Ghana News

Mr Mahama’s comment comes on the back of a press conference by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who described the former President’s presentation of the violence to the diplomatic community as false and regrettable.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has hit back at government following his meeting with the diplomatic community over the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
According to him, “no amount of propaganda from government can erase the shame this country was subjected to on that ‘bloody Thursday’”.

National Security operatives wear masks to protect against mosquitoes – Commander

Ghana News

According to him, on occasions such as what happened during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, the civilian component of the National Security wear the official black shirt over a pair of jeans.

The Commander in charge of the National Security SWAT team, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Kojo Azugu has explained that the national security has many uniforms they wear for various reasons including those they wear to protect themselves against mosquitoes and reptiles.

Exposed: Chinese-owned fishing vessel registered in Ghana filmed throwing away huge amounts of fish

Ghana News

They also pointed out that recent figures show that nearly 60% of fish in Ghana is now imported, and the country has only one nationally owned trawler in operation: the remaining 75 are linked to Chinese ownership.

The unlawful activities of a commercial Chinese trawler in the fishing waters of Ghana has been exposed in an undercover video published by the website chinadialogueocean on YouTube.

Six groups to demonstrate against luxurious vehicle tax

Ghana News

With the approval of the legislators for its implementation, vehicles with engine capacity of 2950 to 3549 Cubic Centimetres were required to pay a levy of GH¢1,000, while those with engines between 3,550 to 4049 cubic centimetres would pay GH¢1,500.

Six groups will on Tuesday, February 19 demonstrate against the luxurious vehicle tax by driving their vehicles to the premises of the Ministry of Finance, Parliament House and the Golden Jubilee House.

John Mahama (R) meets ICC's Fatou Bensouda

Ghana News

Former President Mahama assumed the chairmanship the TANA Forum in April 2018, succeeding former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has met with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, in Munich, Germany.

“Sefwi Wiawso is Capital of Western-North Region” – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

Addressing the gathering, the President indicated that the creation of the Western-North Region is a culmination of agitations and pleas by residents of the Northern part of the Region for some 40 years.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that Sefwi Wiawso has been chosen as the capital of the newly created Western North Region.

Dambai becomes Oti Regional capital

Ghana News

Oti Region is the last among the six newly created regions under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo. The other regions are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Savannah, and North East.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named Dambai as the capital of the newly created Oti Region.

File image - President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

The Bono East Region of Ghana was carved out of the existing Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo has announced Techiman as the regional capital of the newly created Bono East Region.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings delivering his address

Ghana News

The United States will have to find a better way of taking the cause of justice or democracy to needy areas. There was a time when America had the image of a liberator country. But her approach of late is undoing the image and making her look like an aggressor.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called for a culture of global political accountability to stem the tide of impunity being exhibited by some states.

Mahama's election bid hit with legal suit

Ghana News

A legal practitioner, Mr Simon Okyere filed the writ of summons on behalf of the plaintiff in Accra on Friday, February 15, 2019.

 A Ghanaian businessman is challenging the eligibility of former President John Mahama to stand for elections in his bid to ultimately win a presidential election in Ghana.

Violent protests break out over Damongo as Savannah capital

Ghana News

The irate youth have burnt down the head office of the ruling New Patriotic Party, as well as tore down signboards of party functionaries to protest their loss of hosting the regional capital.

There have been a violent reaction by some youth of Salaga in the newly created Savannah Region following the naming of Damongo as the regional capital.

Savannah Region created, Damongo is capital

Ghana News

The new region, carved out of the Northern region, voted 99.5 per cent ‘Yes’ for its creation during last December's referendum to reorganize the region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday presented the Savanah Region with its Document of Attestation and Constitutional Instrument (CI 115), officially giving effect to the creation of the Region.

Mrs Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa (R) and Mr. Hans Frederik Dydensborg.

Ghana News

Mr. Hans Frederik Dydensborg, the head of Global Medical Aid, put the value of the medicines donated at over 517,000 US Dollars ...

The untiring efforts of Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Mrs Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa has yielded an impressive result.

The Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe

Ghana News

According to him, the President remained steadfast throughout the process even in the face of predictions of national tensions and attempts to denigrate the long-held desires of citizens in the affected areas.

The Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, has lauded President Akufo-Addo for his courageous leadership in the process leading to the creation of six new regions.

President Akufo-Addo presenting the CI to the Nayiri (overlord) of Mamprugu land, Naa Bohigu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga

Ghana News

"Government will make sure the desire for growth and progress which is the underlining reason for the voting for the creation of the North East Region is met”.

President Akufo-Addo Tuesday named Nalerigu as the capital of the newly created North East Region of Ghana.

Mrs Jean Mensa, EC Chairperson

Ghana News

But in its motion filed on January 30, the EC is praying the court to extend the 12 month deadline, which ended in December 2018, to January, 2020.

The Electoral Commission( EC) has filed a motion appealing to the Accra High Court to extend the deadline that the court gave it to operationalise the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA), 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad.

Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah (L) and Prof. Joshua Alabi

Ghana News

The six aspirants are Mr Alban Bagbin, Professor Joshua Alabi, Mr Sylvester Mensah, Mr Augustus Tanoh, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Mr Nurudeen Iddrisu.

Six presidential aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have commended the National Election Committee (NEC) of the party for taking the pain to produce the guidelines for the conduct of the party’s presidential election.

Policewoman loses GH₵60,000 to fraudsters

Ghana News

Foster Afomale, a mechanic, was charged with obtaining electronic payment falsely and defrauding by false pretence whilst Kwaku Agbetor, a mason and Togolese was charged with abetment of crime.

An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded two persons for allegedly defrauding a policewoman of GH₵60,000 under the pretext of clearing her two vehicles from the port for her.

One of the drones ready ready to be launched to deliver blood within 17 minutes by air. It will take two hours by road. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

In the second week of December last year, Parliament finally approved the drones for medical delivery after three failed attempts.

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for the distribution of essential emergency medical supplies to various health facilities across the country is set to begin full operations before the end of the second quarter of the year.

President Akufo-Addo to give Constitutional Instruments to new region Tuesday

Ghana News

The newly created regions are North East, Savannah, Bono East, Ahafo, Western North and Oti Regions.

President Akufo- Addo will from Tuesday, February 12, 2019, publicly present Constitutional Instruments (C.I.s) to give effect to the creation of the six (6) new regions.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Education Minister

Ghana News

The Minister for Education has announced plans to upgrade the Senior High School certificate into a National Diploma certificate which can allow graduates gain employment after completion of their programmes.

Marricke K. Gane tags NDC and NPP as equalization parties

Ghana News

So, Dear leaders of our village - now that we the citizens have proven to you that we are capable of listing all your areas of equalizations - can you stop wasting time on them and get back to doing serious work?

Mr. Marricke K. Gane has tagged the two dominant political parties in Ghana as the Equalization People’s Party (EPP) due to the penchant of their supporters to equalize and justify whatever the other party does, based on historical activities of when the other was in power.

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