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I have submitted myself to EOCO - Pastor Mensa Otabil

Ghana News

"I have been invited by EOCO [Economic and Organised Crimes Office] and I have submitted myself to their processes and answered all their questions faithfully."

Pastor Mensa Otabil, has explained that he accepted to be Board Chairman of the defunct Capital Bank in a bid to help strengthen a promising Ghanaian enterprise that had potential but also challenges.

Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education.

Ghana News

The double track school calendar is an intervention that allows schools to accommodate more students within the same facility.

Government has adopted the double intake system for new entrants into public senior high schools (SHS) beginning in September 2018.

Mr Robert Ahomka-Lindsay (5th left) and Mr Zhang Jun (6th left) cutting the sod for the commerncement of work on the project. Those with them are Mrs Gifty Ohene-Konadu (3rd left) and Mr Tang Hong (8th left). Picture: BENEDICT OBUOBI

Ghana News

The Leefound Foodstuffs Ghana Limited is a partnership between the Tianjin Food Group Limin Condiment Company Limited and the Ghana Grand Rice Food Limited, both Chinese entities.

The sod has been cut for the construction of a $3-million food processing factory under the One-district, One-factory (1D1F) initiative at Afienya in the Ningo Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region.

Akufo-Addo explains taxing prosperity gospel churches

Ghana News

“Once you get into the wealth and prosperity sphere, you necessarily slip into the tax and accounting language.”

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated the need for churches which step out of the charity sphere, education and healthcare to be taxed.

Author of 7 Dwarves & A Bridge, Marricke K. Gane

Ghana News

“our country Ghana, needs total cleansing and a political, economic, mental and religious REBOOT”. If it doesn’t happen, we will continue in this sorry circus of musical chairs. It’s the blunt truth that begs the question – if your vote could be the key to that reboot – would you use it?"

Ghanaian author and international development expert, Marricke K. Gane, this past Sunday, gave away copies of his latest book – ‘7 Dwarves & A Bridge.

CHRAJ exonerates Dr Awoonor-Williams of appropriating five official vehicles

Ghana News

Dr Awoonor-Williams was the Upper East Regional Director of the GHS from 2008 to 2015 and he was accused by the group of taking away five vehicles when he was reassigned to Accra.

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has condemned a former Minister of Health, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, for usurping the powers of public institutions when he reversed the appointment of some regional health service directors in February 2015.

Fertiliser worth GH¢600, 000 stolen from Sunyani Municipal Warehouse

Ghana News

The fertiliser is part of a consignment sent to the region for prospective farmers under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme.

A quantity of government subsidised fertiliser valued at GH¢600, 000.00 has been stolen from the Sunyani Municipal Warehouse in the Brong Ahafo Region, the Regional Minister, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has disclosed.

Religious bodies must pay tax — Rev. Adu-Gyamfi

Ghana News

Rev. Adu-Gyamfi noted that tax was the only avenue that enabled governments all over the world to realise revenues for development.

A suggestion has been made to religious bodies in the country, which are doing business in addition to their religious work, to pay tax.

Boakye Agyarko sacked as Energy Minister

Ghana News

Mr Boakye Agyarko has been under fire since it became public that government had sought to review the Ameri deal but the new deal on the table was not better than what was already in existence.

The Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko has been relieved of his position, following the controversy surrounding the review of the Ameri power deal.

8,000 cartons of sardines loaded at Tema Port bound for Burkina Faso reported missing

Ghana News

But for a few torn and wretched packing cases of the Safi sardines, the entire consignment valued at $243,750 had gone missing.

More than 8,000 cartons of sardine loaded at the Tema Port for delivery in Burkina Faso have turned into bags of cement in what is suspected to be a tax evasion ploy.

Implement policies to make Ghana self-sufficient in poultry - Veep Dr. Bawumia charges Agric Ministry

Ghana News

This follows an announcement by the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, that there was no maize imports this year after the implementation of policies such as the Planting for Food and Jobs which resulted in a bumper harvest.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to implement targeted, deliberate policies to make Ghana self-sufficient in chicken production and save the nation from the huge poultry import bill.

President Akufo-Addo upset with the growing disinformation

Ghana News

“This deliberate misinformation campaign which is not new in politics and war, have now gained added currency with the proliferation of media channels,...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday expressed concern about the disinformation – twist of facts by sections of the media, something, he said is unhelpful to the nation’s development.

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Professor John Owusu Gyapong

Ghana News

“We shouldn’t deceive ourselves that the Book and Research Allowances is being used for research. UTAG can shoot me. Its a lie.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Professor John Owusu Gyapong says the Book and Research Allowance given to lecturers of public universities has now become a supplement to their salaries rather than for research.

Otabil’s perspective of a new Africa

Ghana News

On the opening night of the conference, Dr Otabil, who stood before tens of thousands of congregants and over a million television and internet viewers across the world, spoke passionately about a new Africa. He mentioned all 54 countries by name and prayed that they would not miss this window of opportunity.

The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Dr Mensa Otabil, has carved an image for himself over the years as a visionary leader. Apart from his deep sense of spirituality, he has always been very passionate about the development of Africa.

'This dog will not be hanged' - 'Dead goat' Mahama cautions Akufo-Addo on idioms

Ghana News

The remark by Mr Mahama generated lots of discussions in Ghana with many condemning him for his failure to empathise with the plight of Ghanaians.

A tweet by former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday has generated a discussion on social media with some commending the sense of humour of the former President.

Energy Summit in Ghana to address electricity development and oil and gas potential in West Africa

Ghana News

The launch of the regional electricity market will impact West Africa’s regional economy and create new business opportunities.

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit (RECS): West is held with the official endorsement and participation of Honourable Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy of the Republic of Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo with Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse, Chancellor of University of Ghana

Ghana News

With Mrs Chinery-Hesse becoming the first female Chancellor of any public university in the country, the President stated that she is taking over as Chancellor from one of Ghana’s most illustrious sons,

President Akufo-Addo says one of the most important immediate challenges that will confront Universities across the country will be the dramatically increased population of students, who will be seeking admission in some two years, as a result of the Free Senior High School policy.

“Demonstrate Honesty, Integrity, Sound Knowledge Of The Law” – President Akufo-Addo To New Judges

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The judges are Her Honour Afia Nyarko Adu-Amankwa, His Honour John Ekow Mensah, Her Honour Janet Anima Maafo, His Honour Matthew Kyeremateng, Her Honour Joan Eyi King, His Honour Frederick Tetteh, and Mr. John Eugene Nyante Nyadu.

President Akufo-Addo has urged judges of the High Court to demonstrate during their period in office that they are honest, possess integrity and a sound knowledge of the law.

Ofori Atta’s opinion does not stand in Akufo-Addo's free SHS vision - Abdul-Hamid

Ghana News

“True, it may be that there have to be changes in the way we are administering it. I can’t take my child to Achimota or Odorgorno and leave him or her there and drive away and not pay for anything while I can pay for ten people,” Mr Ofori Atta said.

The Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has asked the public to disregard the recent assertion by the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta that those who can afford school fees for their wards under the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy should be allowed to do so.

My Famaily Is Not Corrupt - Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

"I did not come into public life to make money out of public service and members of my family know fully well that they have to behave and are not involved in anything untoward. I am aware that you give a dog a bad name in order to hang it but this dog will not be hanged".

President Akufo-Addo has declared that his family is not corrupt despite a conspiracy by some of his political opponents to portray them as such.

Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo

Ghana News

Mr Maafo explained that included in the MoU that was currently being reviewed was a request that "of course, government buys a certain amount of the cars."

Two automobile companies have requested permission from the government to set up their assembling plants in the country to assemble their brand of vehicles for the domestic and West African markets.

NDC Minority MPs endorse Mahama's candidature for 2020

Ghana News

Nii Lantey Vandapuye insisted that John Mahama is the only candidate who can lead the party to victory in 2020.

Many Members of Parliament in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are said to have endorsed former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the party for the 2020 elections.
According to Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio, out of the 106 Minority MPs, a total of 94 have endorsed Mr Mahama's candidature.

The Right to Information Bill: History Must Not Repeat Itself

Ghana News

It will be recalled that on March 23, 2018, the RTI Bill 2018 was laid before Parliament and referred to the Joint Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs,...

The Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu on Wednesday July 25, 2018 indicated at a press briefing in Parliament that the House will not be able to pass the Right to Information (RTI) Bill due to the fact that there are so many clauses to look at. The Coalition on the Right to Information, Ghana wishes to express their disappointment at the slow pace at which Parliament has handled the consideration stage of the Bill so far and hopes history is not repeating itself. In spite of that, we are expecting that the lengthy discussions of each clause which has resulted in only six of them being discussed means our lawmakers will in the end give Ghana a Credible, Efficient and Effective Right to Information Law.

Obuasi to Anwia-Nkwanta road hits the spotlight

Ghana News

The untarred road has been reduced to an obstacle course by recent heavy rains requiring some serious dexterity from drivers, who ply the road.

Pictures of the road from Obuasi, one of the richest mining towns in Ghana, to Anwia-Nkwanta, a village in the Bekwai Municipal district, also in the Ashanti Region of Ghana captured the imagination of many Ghanaians this past weekend.

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