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NDC postpones Ashaiman Primaries

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has postponed the parliamentary primaries of the party in the Ashaiman Constituency of the Greater Accra Region following the death of Emmanuel Max-Voy, a contender in the election. In addition, the party has also suspended all its political party activities in the constituency. This is believed to permit the party […]Read More

CID boss parries resignation calls

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has shrugged off calls for her resignation following her press conference on the missing Takoradi girls during which she said the law enforcement agency knew about their whereabouts. In her first remarks since the controversial press conference, the first female Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) asked Read More

US Embassy bounces NDC on PDS

The U.S. Embassy in Accra has stated it is firmly in support of the decision by the Akufo-Addo administration to investigate issues surrounding the recent brouhaha that struck the Power Distribution Services (PDS) in connection with Al Koot, a Qatar-based reinsurance broker. The embassy yesterday said it was awaiting an independent forensic audit of the […]Read More

GHC2.8bn to fund free SHS in September

Government will need about GH¢2.8billion next month, which begins the next academic year, to cater for all the 1.2 million Senior High School (SHS) students under its flagship free SHS policy. Currently, government spends about GH¢2,312 on each SHS student per year, and this means it will have to raise GH¢2.8billion to meet the tuition […]Read More

NDC chokes on Free SHS

The Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy initiated by the Akufo-Addo government is dazing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as election 2020 gets close. Sensing that the Free SHS policy has gained roots in the country and is going to be a major campaign issue in 2020 that could potentially undo them, the […]Read More
Business General

Unemployment rate in Ghana drops

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has said the rate of unemployment in the country has reduced from 11.9 per cent in 2015 to 7.1 per cent in 2019. The decline, he said, was partly as a result of government’s flagship programmes and policies interventions conceptualised in the Coordinated Programme for […]Read More

EC sets referendum for December 17

The Electoral Commission (EC) has now settled on December 17, this year for the referendum on the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs). Earlier, the EC had fixed December 10, 2019, for the referendum. The Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, announced the new date at the launch […]Read More

Apologise to Nana Addo – NAPO to NDC

The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, wants the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to apologise to Ghanaians for initially chastising the Free Senior High School policy. Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people Saboba as part of President Akufo-Addo’s tour of the Northern and North East Regions, the Education Minister said the NDC has […]Read More
Business General

Gov’t erred in unilaterally suspending PDS concession – Steve Manteaw

Chairman of the Coalition of Stakeholders on Electricity Contracts and Arrangements (COCECA), Dr. Steve Manteaw says the government should have consulted the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) before suspending the Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession. According to him, even if the allegation of fraud is proven against PDS, the government of Ghana cannot take Read More
General Video

Soldiers, Police seize placards against Akufo-Addo in Navrongo

Military and police personnel have seized placards bearing anti-government messages from protesters in Navrongo during President Nana Akufo-Addo’s tour of the Upper East Region Wednesday. Ahead of President Akufo-Addo’s visit to the Kasena Nankana Municipal Assembly, which is located few meters away from the former NDC constituency chairman’s residence, some NDC supporters Read More

PDS crisis: MiDA forged PURC, Energy Commission letterheads to secure deal – Group

The Coalition of Stakeholders on Electricity Contracts and Arrangements has added its voice to accusations of fraud against the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) in the PDS/ECG concession agreement. At a public stakeholders forum in Accra, Wednesday, Richard Nyamah, the forum’s convener, said MiDA, the institution in charge of the Millennium Challenge Compact II in Read More

‘Blay Buses’ hit with fresh suit

The controversy surrounding the distribution of some buses to New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituencies, may not end anytime soon as the process has been hit with another suit. A businesswoman, Rose Hattoh, who is part owner of the company set up to oversee the operation of the buses, has sued her business partner alleging a […]Read More

Freeze deceased pensioners accounts

The office of the A-G has made a shocking revelation that there have been withdrawals summing up to more than GHS236, 000 by relatives of recently dead pensioners. The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has therefore suggested that an official ban be placed on the allowances of deceased pensioners. In his report, he blamed this glitch […]Read More
General Politics

Plot against Sam George exposed

Ningo Prampram MP, Samuel Nartey George appears to be the most vilified politician walking the annals of the country’s politics. From 2015 to date, the affable Sam George has failed in his bid to make peace with the Church Elder and grey haired, E.T. Mensah. After a violent and acrimonious campaign littered with insults; the […]Read More

Danger looms at Community 22

Danger is looming at Community 22 near Afariwa Royal Home in the Ashaiman Municipality of the Greater Accra Region as private developers are blocking streams to reclaim land in the area. The streams being blocked by the developers collect volumes of water from several communities including Christian Village, Michel Camp, Sebrepore, Golf City and Bethlehem […]Read More

I will bounce back – NAM1

Embattled Nana Appiah Mensah, aka NAM 1, Chief Executive of Menzgold Ghana Limited, has said he will break his silence on issues that have led to his incarceration on August 19. He posted on social media yesterday hinting that his companies would see a ‘possible rebound’. “I will address the press on the 19th August, […]Read More