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Ms Valerie Sawyerr, former Deputy Chief of Staff

Ghana News

In her application for judicial review filed on October 8, 2018, Ms Sawyerr wants the Accra High Court to quash the said audit implicating her on the grounds that there were statutory breaches, ...

The Attorney–General (A-G) has described as “frivolous” a suit by a former Deputy Chief of Staff, Ms Valerie Sawyerr, over certain audit findings on alleged procurement breaches during her time as a board member of Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas).

Initiative takes 71 beggars off Accra streets

Ghana News

Out of the number, 17 have been re-integrated with their families while 54 have been placed in various shelters in Accra.

Seventy-one child beggars have been taken off the streets of Accra under a project dubbed: “Operation get off the street for better life.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the graduates at the ceremony in Accra. Picture: Samuel Tei Adano

Ghana News

Addressing the gathering, the President said the government planned to construct a new military training school to meet the requirement of the 21st century.

A Forward Operating Base is to be constructed for the military at Enzulebu in the Ellembele District, Western Region for the protection of the nation’s oil resources, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced.

Mr. Selorm Adadevoh - MTN Ghana CEO

Ghana News

Reuters reports that the increase in MTN Ghana's revenue was boosted by its mobile money service MoMo.

The MTN Group has announced that its Ghana unit recorded a 23 percent increase in third-quarter revenue from a year ago from 2.49 billion Ghanaian cedi to 3.54 billion Ghanaian cedi ($731.90 million).

AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone review tariffs upwards. Image credit - adomonline

Ghana News

According to a statement issued by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications on behalf of its members - AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone - the review follows the amendments of the Acts referenced above in the 2018 mid-year budget review.

Tariffs charged by telecommunications networks, AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone, for the use of their services will be reviewed upwards on November 1.

Tullow supports free SHS with $10m

Ghana News

Ms Thompson said since Tullow started investing in the country, it had paid $1 billion in taxes, including corporate, payroll and withholding taxes.

The lead operator of the country’s two premier oil fields — Jubilee and TEN — Tullow Oil Ghana, has announced a $10-million support for the free senior high school (SHS) educational programme.

6 Die in Savelugu, Nanton floods; 2,459 others displaced

Ghana News

For his part, the Assembly Member for the Kukobila Electoral Area, who is also the NADMO zonal coordinator for the area, Mr Mohammed Chimsi, described the situation of the people as pathetic.

Six persons died, while 2,459 others, including 45 pregnant women, were displaced in the recent floods that occurred in the Savelugu municipality and the Nanton District in the Northern Region.

Some of the NaBCo beneficiaries at the graduation ceremony in Accra

Ghana News

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NaBCo, Dr Anyars Ibrahim, said 137,000 people applied for the programme out of which 100,000 were selected and trained.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed optimism that the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) will succeed.

Okada has gone beyond police control - MTTD

Ghana News

He said from January to December in 2017, 2,190 motorbikes were involved in crashes, and pointed out that as of September this year, 2,538 motorbike crashes have been recorded.

The Head of Research and Programmes of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng says the use of motorbikes for commercial purposes has gone beyond police control.

Spio-Garbrah seeks Rawlings’ blessings in Flagbearership race

Ghana News

The former President welcomed Dr Spio-Garbrah’s decision to contest to lead the party and prayed that a “better” person emerges winner ....

Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a leading contender in the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has paid a courtesy call on the Founder of the party Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings at his residence in Accra.

Growing politics of insults worrying - Togbe Afede

Ghana News

He added that objectivity, circumspection, choice of words, tact and diplomacy should be the hallmark of the media.

The President of the National House of Chiefs (NHC), Togbe Afede XIV, has condemned the growing politics of insults in the country and expressed worry over its escalation to the presidential level.

Former President John D. Mahama

Ghana News

“So, if Akamba did not go to the school, does it mean the school is not congested? Does it mean bedbugs are not chewing the children?

Former President John Dramani Mahama has dared the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to arrest him or any other member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who visits any Senior High School (SHS) in the country to campaign.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. File image

Ghana News

His comments follow latest data from the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS), which indicates that over 1.1 million transactions was recorded at the end of September ...

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Kofi Ofosu Boateng has said the "tremendous work done”, by the presidency has bore fruits barely five months into the introduction of the mobile money interoperability service in the country.

Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu

Ghana News

The occupants in the 12 blocks of flats under dispute happens to be police personnel.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been found guilty of contempt of court.

File image - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana News

Dr. Bawumia according to the list, had his personal photographer, videographer, ADC and protocol among others.

A list which captures the names of a 21-member Ghanaian delegation, led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to the 2017 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has caused mixed reactions on social media.

File image - President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

Today, he noted, it was obvious that unless the economy was fundamentally changed, the needed progress and prosperity would not be achieved, hence the call for investments in that direction.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said in London that Ghana has learnt bitter lessons from the colonial past and will now open its eyes wide when dealing with other countries and investors.

VP Bawumia reviews the 2018 budget with Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and a special aide. – File image

Ghana News

"People think we are dreaming. Very soon it is going to be possible because this is the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo", he said.

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced plans by the government to embark on a massive infrastructural development across the country in 2019.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey

Ghana News

He said the university maintained and would continue to maintain a zero tolerance for all anti-social behaviours such as occultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism and other deviant behaviours.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, is advocating the review of the retiring age of university lecturers.
He argued that for critical staff such as lecturers, it was at age 60 that they reached the apex of their career but were compelled to retire.

“Deterence Must Be An Important Part Of Sentencing” – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

“The media landscape is replete with accounts of persons who steal goats, for example, receiving sentences of not less than two years in prison. Yes, the sentences. I suggest that, in certain cases, ...

President Akufo-Addo says the “concept of deterrence must be an important part of sentencing policy, especially in areas of great social concern, such as the fight against galamsey and vigilantism.”

Teachers, Unsung Heroes of Ghana – VP Bawumia

Ghana News

“Teachers play a pivotal role in the development of our human resource and remain key in the achievement of the overall development of the country. To teach is to inspire, to challenge, to mold, to develop thinking, to sow seeds for the future

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the enormous contribution of teachers to Ghana’s socio-economic development.

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti - Commissioner General, GRA

Ghana News

Mr Nuer intimated that the situation had seen some recalcitrant importers, traders engaged in diverting the imports for sale and consumption in Ghana without paying the requisite revenue to the authority, thus leading to loss of revenue to the government.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has lost an accumulated revenue of GH¢4.5 billion over the past five years as a result of infractions by traders, importers and governmental agencies, the Head of Tax Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance, Mr Daniel Nuer, has said.

President Akufo-Addo receiving the award from President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore

Ghana News

“We are duly humbled, and I thank you most sincerely for deeming my leadership of Ghana, over the last 21 months, worthy enough to merit this award,” he said.

The Rebranding Africa Forum has presented the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, with the 2018 Governance Leadership Award, in recognition of his commitment towards enhancing the living standards of the Ghanaian people, and governing Ghana in accordance with the rule of law.

Auditor General Daniel Domelevo

Ghana News

“With due apologies to the Attorney General, it is not to take anything at all from her office. But the truth of the matter is that corruption cases are so plenty. In fact, it is even difficult to prioritize them.

The Auditor General, Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo, has called for the privatisation of prosecution of corruption cases in the country.

NPP Government to Engage Penplusbytes on METOGU Anti-corruption Report

Ghana News

A key result of the research shows that 90% of citizens are of the opinion that government is not serious about passing the Right to Information Bill and also, ...

According to the Transparency International Corruption Perception index for 2017, Ghana ranks 81st with a score of 40, indicating the country has underperformed as compared to the previous year (2016). Although, there is growing acceptance of Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) as a mode of gauging the temperature of how experts look at the level of corruption in a country, there still remains a gap in research on citizens' perception on specific anti-corruption interventions in Ghana.

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