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  • September 23, 2019

    Security Agencies...

    A secret plot targeted at the Presidency and intended to takeover government and create instability in the country has been foiled by the security agencies in the country. The security agencies in a dawn operation on Friday arrested three suspects and seized several weapons, ammunition and explosive devices at the...

  • September 23, 2019

    Prosecute foreign...

    The convener for the Media Coalition Against Illegal Mining, Ken Ashigbey is demanding the prosecution of all foreign nationals who engage in illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’. His demand comes on the back of the President’s declaration that the deportation of ‘galamsey’ queen, Aisha Huang was a mistake. President...

  • September 23, 2019

    Kyebi goes...

    The people of Kyebi in the Akyem Abuakwa traditional area of the Eastern region have poured out onto the streets to protest insulting comments by the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Kwame Zu, directed at the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin. Mr. Zu last week had suggested...

  • September 23, 2019

    Online Drivers...

    The Online Drivers Union, Ghana has threatened to embark on a one-week-long demonstration over what they described as unfair methods used by the operators to frustrate them. The association said that though there has been an increase in fuel prices, riders continue to enjoy discounts from their app operators which...

  • September 23, 2019

    Veep cuts...

    The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, last Saturday cut the sod for the construction of a 600-bed girls’ dormitory and a masters’ bungalow for the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) in the Northern Region. Tamasco, the premier institution for secondary education in northern Ghana, was established in 1951. It is one...

  • September 23, 2019

    Major boost...

    Ghana’s emergency care is expected to see a tremendous improvement as government hopes to take delivery of the full complement of brand new ambulances by November. So far 96 of the 307 ambulances purchased by the government, are in the country with the latest fleet of 48 arriving in this...

  • September 23, 2019

    Burundi accuses...

    Bishops raised the alarm over efforts to ‘suffocate and assault’ some political parties ahead of the 2020 election. Burundi has been engulfed by violence since a controversial 2015 election [File: Jerome Delay/AP] Catholic bishops in Burundi came under fire from authorities for “spitting venomous hatred” over a  message read out in churches denouncing intolerance...

  • September 23, 2019

    Danger! Adolescents...

    The Central Region Public Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has expressed worry about reports of adolescents resorting to weedicides to abort pregnancies. The Regional Director, Public Health, Dr Kwabena Sarfo, said that was worrying and an indication that comprehensive sexual education had to be intensified to reach all,...

  • September 23, 2019

    Unit committees...

    The tenure of office of people elected to serve on the unit committees of the 216 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) ends on October 7, 2019, on which day the committees will be dissolved. The members of the committees who were elected and sworn in on October 5, 2015...

  • September 23, 2019

    Degraft Paitoo...

    A Freight Forwarder, Mr Desmond Degraft Paitoo, last Saturday won the re-run of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Gomoa East Constituency in the Central Region. The primary, which was keenly contested, was between Mr Degraft Paitoo and his challenger, Mr Abraham Bright Bruce Amissah. He polled...

  • September 23, 2019

    ‘Political power...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Afigya Kwabre South Constituency, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has made a rather comical confession that holding on to political power is much sweeter than having sex. He explained that while sexual intercourse provided gratification for two participants, political power brought greater enjoyment to...

  • September 23, 2019

    Man drowns...

    An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater on holiday in Tanzania. Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island. Footage shows Mr Weber diving under water to ask Ms Antoine to marry him. In...

  • September 23, 2019

    At least...

    At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on Monday. Dozens of students are reported to be trapped. Emergency services...

  • September 23, 2019

    Thomas Cook...

    Thomas Cook has collapsed after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator had “ceased trading with immediate effect”. It has also triggered the biggest ever peacetime repatriation, aimed at bringing more than 150,000 British holidaymakers home. Peter...

  • September 23, 2019

    460 Teacher...

    A total of four hundred and sixty (460) First Year Teacher Trainees in the 46 colleges of Education in the country have been dismissed. The Students were rusticated over poor academic performances by the University of Cape Coast which is the affiliating University of the colleges. The affected students are...

  • September 23, 2019

    2020 CHAN...

    Ghana suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burkina Faso at home in the 2020 African Nations Championship first qualifying round first leg tie on Sunday. A late second half goal from Stephanne Yannick Pognongo divided the two sides at the Baba Yara Stadium. In injury time, former ASEC Mimosas midfielder delivered...

  • September 23, 2019

    52 Ghanaians...

    The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received 40 Ghanaian deportees from the United States of America for offences ranging from the trafficking of banned substances, assault, vehicle theft, burglary, fraud, domestic violence and immigration-related issues. A statement issued by the Assistant Superintendent Barbara Sam, in charge of Public Relations at...

  • September 23, 2019

    Will the...

    Corruption allegations against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are triggering rare demonstrations. Protests are rare in today’s Egypt. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has stifled dissent ever since he deposed his predecessor Mohamed Morsi in a military coup six years ago. However, a government ban on protests has been defied in several cities over the past two nights. On Saturday, dozens...

  • September 23, 2019

    We’ll state...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will soon state its position on Government’s white paper on the Emile Short commission enquiry report of the Ayawaso West Wuogon election disturbances. The Commission chaired by Justice Emile Short was established on February 8, 2019,  by President Akufo-Addo to make a full inquiry...

  • September 23, 2019

    Amewu, others...

    The 3rd annual African Oil & Gas Conference on  Local Content Sustainability comes off on  October 10,  2019, at Mövenpick Ambassador will be addressed by the Minister of Energy John  Peter Amewu. This national, regional and international oil and gas industry local content experts will gather at the conference, for its...

  • September 23, 2019

    Tanzania not...

    East African country yet to comment on WHO rebuke, but had previously told UN health agency it had no cases of Ebola. The current Ebola outbreak, the second deadliest in history, has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people [File: Samuel Mambo/Reuters] The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a rare...

  • September 23, 2019

    Rising gov’t...

    Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, has said rising government expenditure and weakened revenue levels are the major threats to the swift stabilisation of the economy. The governor said this when answered questions from Journalists after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting to review the health of the economy...

  • September 23, 2019

    Disband National...

    A private legal practitioner, Mr John Ndebugri is calling for the immediate disbandment of the National Security Secretariat and Ministries since the setting up of such organisations was in direct contravention of provisions in the 1992 Constitution of the country. According to him, “there is nothing like National Security” in...

  • September 23, 2019

    Gov’t petitioned...

    Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) — a youth development organisation — has asked government to improve the quality of life of hearing-impaired persons, especially the youth. A statement issued by the Foundation on the commemoration of International Day of Sign Language prevailed on the government to do this “by developing and implementing...

  • September 23, 2019

    Establish a...

    Deborah Mangortey, mother of a child with Down syndrome, has called on the government to establish a free health care policy for children with complex health needs for the first five years of their lives. She said a free health care policy will ensure that such children get all the...

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