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President Akufo-Addo and the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley

Ghana News

On his part, President Akufo-Addo indicated that “we have a surplus of nurses in Ghana, and placing them all in our public health system is one of my headaches. There have been a lot (of nurses) produced, which, for several years, we have not been able to do anything with.”

President Akufo-Addo has in principle, agreed to a request by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, to send some three hundred and seventy-five Ghanaian nurses to Barbados to work in a number of their government medical facilities.

Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako Jnr

Ghana News

"Take it from me, I don't think Dr. Bawumia ever made such comments. This tweet could not have come from him because it is practically impossible for any administration not to do a bit of borrowing. This tweet Suhuyini is quoting from is of doubtful validity" Mr. Baako said.

The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, on Joy News' Newsfile programme on Saturday challenged suggestions by Alhassan Suhuyini, the Tamale North Member of Parliament (MP) that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, had stated that, if given the mandate, the NPP would never borrow for the country's developmental agenda.

Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley (left) and Bailey Jordan Chitty were found in the early hours of Wednesday June 12, 2018 at Kanyasi in Kumasi.

Ghana News

He said whilst the police had good and timeous information that led to the rescue of the two Canadians, the same scenario cannot be stated for the Takoradi case.

The police administration has disagreed with suggestions that it put in more effort in finding the two kidnapped Canadian girls as compared to the effort in finding the three missing Takoradi girls.
According to the police, the two scenarios are not the same, and it was therefore not fair to make that kind of comparison.

Ghana Offers Free Technical Assistance To Guyana, Following Oil & Gas Discoveries

Ghana News

With Ghana and Guyana, according President Akufo-Ado, bonded by common blood, common geography, common history, and common ties, ...

Ghana has made available free technical assistance to the Co-operive Republic of Guyana, following the discoveries of considerable deposits of oil and gas resources offshore Guyana.

10 fuel stations including GOIL and Shell found to be 'under-delivering' fuel

Ghana News

It said the exercise was mainly to verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers as well as inspect and record if the fuel stations have the 10 L visugauges.

Some ten fuel stations in the Greater Accra and parts of the Central Region have been found to be under-delivering the right quantities of fuel to customers.

Cocoa prices soar as Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire threaten supply cut

Ghana News

The two African nations, which together account for 60 per cent of the world's cocoa production, summoned buyers to Accra for a two-day meeting demanding a price of $2,600 per tonne.

Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threatened to stop selling their production to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price.

Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire propose US$2,600 as maiden floor price for cocoa beans

Ghana News

When accepted and adopted, the amount will be the first-floor price to be set by the two top growers, ...

Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire are proposing that buyers of cocoa beans must pay a minimum of US$2,600 for every tonne of cocoa produced in the two countries.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right), welcoming Dr Osman Nuhu Sharabutu (left), National Chief Imam to the 2019 EID FITR at the Independence Square in Accra.

Ghana News

“We want to ensure that inner cities and Zongo communities no longer become exclusion zones for breeding despair and hopelessness. The task may be daunting, but ...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the Minister for Finance has signed a commencement warrant for the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development to begin spending on Zongo communities from the Zongo Development Fund allocation in the 2019 budget.

Indiscriminate disposal of polythene bags has become a problem in many parts of the country. Image credit – Ghana News Stand

Ghana News

A group of citizens recently petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to place a progressive ban on plastics.

President Akufo-Addo has promised that his government will soon come out with a definite position on a possible ban on the manufacture of plastics in the country.

File image -Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu

Ghana News

When he appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon, the court ruled that since Ayariga is an accused person and not a witness, he is not immune to stand trial.

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Haruna Iddrisu has indicated that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would challenge the ruling of the Accra High Court on Tuesday that said the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, was obliged by law to stand trial in a criminal case filed against him by the Special Prosecutor.

MP for Kumbungu in the Northern Region, Mr Ras Mubarak.

Ghana News

“I feel so embarrassed and government minions should spare us. You see a spirited defence of this very embarrassing spectacle. They are telling Ghanaians that we shouldn’t worry ...

The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu in the Northern Region, Mr Ras Mubarak says members of the Ghana Beyond Aid Committee must resign for using Kenya’s skyline as cover for the Ghana Beyond Aid Charter.

Professor John Bright Kobla Aheto

Ghana News

He described the current political dispensation as a big joke and said the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress had “completely failed the nation”.

The lead speaker at the third June 4 revolutionary lecture, Professor John Bright Kobla Aheto, says for Ghana to achieve good public governance it needs a dynamic and broad-minded leader who is an upright steward and possesses a flawless vision to pioneer the country’s transformation.

Mr Sidney Casely-Hayford, a leading member of OccupyGhana

Ghana News

The group in a statement issued in Accra said approval must serve as a wake-up call for corrupt officials or citizens currently perpetrating acts of corruption against the state and hoping to go unnoticed.

Pressure group, OccupyGhana has commended the president for appending his signature to the Right to Information (RTI) Act approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

Frank Sammy Kwofie (L) and CPL Mercy Adade. Image credit - myjoyonline

Ghana News

The two are late Deputy Commissioner of Police, Frank Sammy Kwofie, who served with the UN Police in the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur(UNAMID) and the late Corporal Mercy Adade, who served with the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon(UNIFIL).

Two fallen peacekeepers from Ghana are being honoured posthumously today, at special wreath laying ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

EC Chairperson Jean Adukwei Mensa

Ghana News

The plaintiff wants the court to order the EC to undertake the 2019 limited voter registration exercise in the manner prescribed by law in order to avoid altogether or minimise the suppression of votes, particularly in the rural constituencies of the country.

A Ghanaian based in Daboya in the Savannah Region has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court over its decision to allow online voter registration in the limited registration exercise.

Winners of Robofest competition to receive rousing welcome to Mamfe

Ghana News

This is the second time that the school has won an international competition putting Ghana’s name on a high pedestal once again, after winning the Students Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) international competition in Ukraine, last year.

Mamfe Methodist Girls High School (MEGHISS) is planning a rousing welcome for its students that won the 2019 world Robofest competition held in Michigan, USA.

File photo - Dr Ernest Yedu Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

Ghana News

Dr Addison, addressing issues on the Banking Sector reforms at the fourth CEO Summit in Accra, said the difficulties had limited the effectiveness of the receivership process and delayed its outcomes.

Dr Ernest Yedu Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has stated that poor records and non-existent data has become a major challenge to receivers of the nine collapsed banks to recover debts owed to people and institutions.

Ghana Has Solved Problem Of Basic Financial Inclusion – VP Bawumia

Ghana News

“If you have a Mobile Money (MoMo) account in Ghana you are no longer excluded from the financial system. Every user of a MoMo account can now use that account like a traditional bank account.

Most Ghanaians have over the years been excluded from basic banking services because of lack of identity, inability to produce a utility bill, or an address.

President Akufo-Addo Inspects Odaw River Dredging Works; Kaneshie Storm Drain Construction

Ghana News

Upon completion of the project, the site engineer stated that a number of recreational facilities will be constructed on the site of the Odaw River, as part of the Lower Korle Lagoon Redevelopment Project, and urged residents living around the River to desist from throwing refuse into the river, as it has made the process dredging quite difficult.

President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, inspected ongoing dredging works on the Odaw river, and the construction of a Storm Drain at Kaneshie 1st Light, in Accra.

Authorities at UEW cancel scheduled speaking engagement for Marricke K. Gane

Ghana News

“Sadly, I have been informed that the "SCHOOL AUTHORITIES" do not find the topic conducive, and as such, the Lecture has been cancelled. In my opinion - Conducive is Politically aligned.”

Authorities at the University of Education Winneba (UEW) have terminated a scheduled speaking invitation handed to Mr. Marricke K. Gane by the Department of Political Science Education and the Centre For Conflicts Human Rights and Peace Studies team at the University.

Upgrade of Nima, Maamobi into residential areas, residents express mixed feelings

Ghana News

“We are comfortable in our slums, we don’t need any upgrade and development because the government can’t give us a place of our choice.”

The government’s vision to redevelop and transform Nima and Maamobi into residential areas is likely to meet stiff opposition from the residents.

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu (5th right), the Minister of Health with Mr Pedro Despaigne Gonzalez (3rd right), the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana and some beneficiaries of the scholarship after the meeting. Picture: BENEDICT OBUOBI

Ghana News

Mr Agyemang-Manu noted that the tuition fees of close to $55,000 per student for the entire period would be funded with some locked up funds of Ghana in Cuba.

Two hundred Ghanaian students are expected to leave for Cuba this year on scholarship to begin a six-year programme in medicine.

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo. File image

Ghana News

For Christians, Most Rev.Boafo said the example of Christ who was humble and faultless even to the point of His death, ought to take away the pride, hatred, selfishness, perversion of truth, injustice, indiscipline and above all, corruption in the society for them to rather live decent and holy lives.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, has pointed out that addressing the canker of corruption in the Ghanaian society ought to begin from the church and the people within the church.

China to build $20 billion ‘Industrial City’ in Central Region

Ghana News

Mr Amoah stated that the project, when completed would be the biggest industrial park in Africa providing opportunities for investors to locate their industries in the enclave with reliable supply of energy, water, transport, among others.

Onego, an investment consulting firm based in China, has begun negotiations with some key stakeholders to establish an ultra-modern industrial city in the Central Region.

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