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Government set to begin "Okada for Car' initiative

Ghana News

The initiative was announced by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the build up to the 2020 elections.

The government says it has acquired mini vehicles to be used for the promised 'Okada for Car' initiative.

'Economy rebounding faster from Covid-19 impact than envisioned' - Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

Ghana, he stressed, has become the leading recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in West Africa, and one of the most attractive investment destinations on the continent of Africa.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana’s economy rebounding faster from the ravages of COVID-19 than envisioned, following a slow rate of growth in 2020.

John Dramani Mahama - File image

Ghana News

At the polling station. "it will be do or die". Clarifying that he was not referring to "All die be die", he reiterated that it will be "do or die. The right thing must be done."

Former President John Dramani Mahama has stated that the National Democratic Congress will be very vigilant at the polling stations during the next general elections in 2024.

The Founder of the group, Mr Ernest Owusu Bempah (3rd right) addressing the press conference. With him are some members of the Fixing The Country Movement.

Ghana News

According to the group, former President Mahama played a key role in the Airbus scandal, hence he cannot be left unpunished.

Members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) group, ‘Fixing The Country Movement’, say they will petition the office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) to revisit the Airbus bribery scandal in order to deal with all individuals cited in the scandal, including former President John Dramani Mahama.

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan together with other dignitaries at the airport for the vaccine delivery.

Ghana News

The United States has worked closely with Ghana since the start of the pandemic and has contributed over $30 million to support public health efforts and the COVID-19 response in Ghana. These funds ....

More than 1.2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Ghana on Saturday morning.

Government's Agenda 111 begins on Tuesday - Oppong Nkrumah

Ghana News

He also mentioned that through the Agenda 111, the Accra Psychiatric hospital will be redeveloped, as well as the development of six new regional hospitals.

Government's Agenda 111 initiative, which is aimed at building 111 district hospitals across the country will commence on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Ghana News

He also confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman at the centre of a botched supply of 300,000 Sputnik V to Ghana, has refunded $2.47 million to the government.

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, says he has always been mindful of protecting the public purse in his bid to secure vaccines for Ghana in the wake of COVID-19.

Sputnik V saga: Sheikh Al Maktoum refunds US$2.4m to Ghana

Ghana News

Ghana's Ministry of Health engaged the services of the Private Office of Sheikh Al Maktoum for the supply of the Sputnik V vaccines. Ghana had already taken delivery of 20,000 out of an expected 300,000 doses.

The Dubai businessman at the centre of the botched Sputnik V procurement deal, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum has refunded $2.4million to the Ghanaian government.

NACOC, police intercept 9,752 slabs of cannabis in V/R

Ghana News

The cannabis, he said, was packed in 128 sacks with no cover load when the truck was intercepted in Ho by the joint team.

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), in collaboration with the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, has seized 9,752 slabs of cannabis, estimated to cost GH¢4.87 million.

Parliament approves Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor

Ghana News

“Why is it that we are not relying on Article 80 (a) because successively Attorney-Generals have failed us under the Fourth Republic to punish corruption and punish closer politically-exposed persons.

Parliament on Friday, July 30, unanimously approved Mr Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor (SP).

National Service Personnel call for allowance increment

Ghana News

He noted that the minimum wage has been increased and looking at the fact that service personnel have to pay high fees for accommodation, high cost of transportation and other responsibilities they have to undertake.

The National President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Mr Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah has appealed to the Government to consider increasing the allowance paid to Service Personnel to enable them make a meaningful living.

Noguchi Memorial Institute warns of a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana if...

Ghana News

According to the institute, those who have tested positive for the delta variant of the COVID-19 have very high viral loads and it takes a longer period to clear the virus from their system.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana has recommended that the government to take a second look at the state of adherence to COVID-19 preventive protocols and appropriate restrictions.

Western Togoland: Eight suspects plead not guilty to 11 charges

Ghana News

Lawyers for the accused persons were asked by the court to make a formal application for bail after prosecution prayed that, the accused persons be remanded into lawful custody.

Eight of the remaining 26 persons who have been charged in the Western Togoland Restoration Front case have pleaded not guilty to eleven charges leveled against them.

Dr Bawumia urges NPP constituency chairmen to remain united. File image

Ghana News

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has asked constituency chairmen of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to remain united and not indulge in anything that will divide the party.

Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame — Attorney-General

Ghana News

Mr Dame further contends that the activities of QNET are mostly dominated by Nigerians, Burkinabes, Ivorians , Malians and Togolese, who launder the proceeds from their illegal activities.

The Attorney-General (A-G), Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, has filed a petition at the Accra High Court seeking an order to wind up (dissolve) a network marketing company known as Quest Net Limited (QNET).

Nana Hesse Ogyiri - Presidential staffer. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

Miss Farida Mahama, a daughter of former President John Mahama had marked her birthday on July 16, following which Hesse Ogyiri posted a photo of her on Facebook with an accompanying suggestive comment and invited further comments on the same.

The Damsel Foundation is demanding the immediate dismissal from office of Nana Hesse Ogyiri, a presidential staffer after he posted what it deems a sexist and abusive comment.

First Lady refunds paid allowances since 2017

Ghana News

She issued a Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited cheque with number 000002 for the amount.

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has returned to the state, an amount of GH¢899,097.84 (Eight Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand and Ninety Seven cedis, Eighty Four pesewas), being the full refund of allowances paid her since 7th January, 2017.

Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah. File image

Ghana News

Private Legal Practitioner, Benjamin Antiedu says the allegations against the Chief Justice over a five-million-dollar bribery claim is spurious and damaging to the judiciary.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia - Image credit - Kobby Blay

Ghana News

NDC believes the allegation is very serious considering the person involved and can erode confidence in the justice system.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on government to set up a Commission of Enquiry to probe allegations levelled against the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.

Samira Bawumia to refund allowances paid her since 2017

Ghana News

This is contained in a statement signed by a Senior Aide at the Office of Mrs. Bawumia, Kwame Twum.

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, says she will refund all allowances paid her since 2017.

Bank of Ghana to pilot digital Cedi in September - Deputy Governor

Ghana News

In an era of cryptocurrencies, he said the introduction of the digital cedi would also help Ghanaians who want to trade with digital currencies, do so safely.

The Bank of Ghana will September this year pilot the digital Cedi, First Deputy Governor, Dr Maxwell Opoku Afare has hinted.

President Akufo-Addo Commissions 4-tier Pokuase Interchange; 1st Of Its Kind In West Africa

Ghana News

Having declared 2021 as the “Second Year of Roads”, the President informed Ghanaians that the Ministry of Roads and Highways has programmed to undertake the construction of one thousand, five hundred (1,500) kilometres of asphalt overlay in all parts of the country.

President Akufo-Addo on Friday, 9th July 2021, commissioned the Four Tier Pokuase Interchange, the first of its kind in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, and the second of its kind in Africa.

John Mahama rejects 'First Lady’s Salary'

Ghana News

“The spouses of the President and Vice President are not captured among Article 71 Office Holders and therefore there is no legal or constitutional basis for it”, he stated.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has rejected the payment of monthly salaries to the spouses of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, describing the recommendation as "inappropriate" and its approval as "unfortunate".

DSP Samuel Azugu transferred from National Security

Ghana News

When asked about the reason for Azugu’s transfer, Mr.Derry told Parliament he was not in a position to answer whether or not DSP Azugu was removed from ...

Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry has revealed that Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Azugu has been transferred from the National Security.

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