Local News

  • January 23, 2020

    Ghana needs...

    Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa has said the incident at the Airforce base involving a military aircraft is a strong indication that Ghana’s military infrastructure is obsolete and must be replaced during a routine engine run. As part of a routine exercise, the aircraft, CASA C295 with registration number GHF552  on...

  • January 23, 2020

    YEA to...

    The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) says it will pay the December arrears of beneficiaries by the end of this month [January]. Over the years, beneficiaries have agitated over unpaid and delayed allowances. YEA, however, said it has cleared all allowances from last year except for December which is still being...

  • January 23, 2020

    UEW, Millennium...

    The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and the Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a curriculum that will help the country achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project, which will go on a pilot for...

  • January 23, 2020

    Galamsey fraud:...

    The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation who doubles as, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal mining Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has revealed that although the criminal investigation department of the police service has cleared Charles Bissue of any wrongdoing in the Anas’ Galamsey fraud documentary, the committee is...

  • January 23, 2020

    Otumfuo withdraws...

    The Asantehene Otumfuo has withdrawn his representatives from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and other assemblies in the Ashanti region. According to the Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia, the traditional council feels eliminated in local governance representation in the various assemblies. He revealed that the assembly formerly had 5 representatives on...

  • January 23, 2020

    Centre to...

    Ghana’s efforts to improve border security and tackle maritime crimes have been given a major boost with the inauguration of a Border Fusion Centre (BFC) in Accra. The centre will be a one-stop shop where the security agencies will engage in multi-stakeholder approaches and share information to combat irregular migration,...

  • January 23, 2020

    Poverty, unemployment...

    Security analyst Adam Bonaa has blamed the Wednesday youth chaos at Dzolokpuita in the Volta region on the rising level of hunger and youth joblessness. An official car of the Dzolokpuita district assembly in the Volta region was set ablaze by some angry youth of the area who stormed the...

  • January 23, 2020

    Mahama’s stance...

    A group calling itself the Teachers and Trainees Advocacy (TTA) has described the campaign promise made by the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, to cancel the mandatory national service and licensure examination for teachers if elected as President in the 2020 election as...

  • January 23, 2020

    Prosecution to...

    The Prosecution handling the case of Prince Kofi Amoabeng and Michael Nyinaku has asked the Accra Circuit Court to give it two weeks to file the necessary documents it will rely on for the trial. Amoabeng, the founder of the defunct UT Bank, is standing trial for allegedly stealing about...

  • January 23, 2020

    Air Force...

    The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have commenced investigations to establish how a Ghana Air Force aircraft yesterday morning overrun the apron at the Air Force Base in Accra. A preliminary investigation team has, therefore, been constituted to come up with an initial report within 48 hours. The incident, which occurred...

  • January 23, 2020

    Ekumfi chalk...

    The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in collaboration with the Federation of Persons With Disability (PWDs), is constructing a state-of-the-art chalk manufacturing factory in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region. The factory sitting on a two-acre plot is scheduled to commence commercial production in June 2020 as the biggest chalk...

  • January 23, 2020

    Police seek...

    The Tesano Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service is calling on the general public to help identify the body of a male adult pedestrian, who was knocked down by a vehicle at Abelemkpe. According to a press release from the police, the incident happened a few...

  • January 23, 2020

    Atewa chiefs:...

    The chiefs and elders within the Atewa enclave have distanced themselves from a demonstration organised by members of the Concerned Citizens of the Atewa Landscape to protest against the government’s plan to mine bauxite in the Atewa forest reserve. The angry youth, on Tuesday, 21 January 2020, embarked on the...

  • January 23, 2020

    Ghana to...

    Ghana’s security architecture is set to receive a major boost following an announcement by the United States government of a US$ 3 million support to help in fighting border-related crime. Speaking at the launch of the National Border Fusion Centre in Accra, U.S Assistant Secretary of State, Kirsten Madison, said...

  • January 23, 2020

    Man jailed...

    A young man with name Nuetey Latif Ahinguah has been slapped with a 12-month prison sentence with hard labour for impersonating the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on social media. On Wednesday, January 22, Nuetey Latif Ahinguah, also known as Oliver and Emmanuel Asare, appeared before the Kaneshie Magistrate court...

  • January 23, 2020

    Alpha Project:...

    The government under a nationwide surveillance program, dubbed the Alpha Project, is expected to purchase 10,000 security cameras for National security operatives. Revealing details of the initiative, the  Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, explained that this formed part of efforts aimed at reducing crime across the country. Speaking to Citi News on...

  • January 22, 2020

    Tourism authority...

    The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in partnership with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), has launched this year’s National Chocolate Day. The day, which falls on February 14, was instituted by the Ministry of Tourism in 2005 in collaboration with GTA, COCOBOD and Cocoa Processing Company...

  • January 22, 2020

    International Atomic...

    Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have commended operators of Ghana’s nuclear programme, Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG), for developing a high-quality integrated management system and ensuring it meets the requirements for the country to achieve its energy mix agenda. The two consultant experts of the IAEA, Mr Niel...

  • January 22, 2020

    Pianim, Yamson...

    Two senior citizens have called on the government to dissolve the Foreign Exchange Development Committee (FX Committee) that was inaugurated on January 13, this year to review the country’s foreign exchange regime, identify constraints and offer workable alternatives that can reduce risks to the economy. Mr Kwame Pianim, an economist...

  • January 22, 2020

    Mining of...

    Residents of communities around the Atewa Forest in the Eastern Region yesterday embarked on a protest against the proposed mining of bauxite in the forest. The protestors carried placards, some of which read, “Save Atewa Forest Now”, “Atewa is our heritage” and “Save our water bodies.” They later converged on...

  • January 22, 2020

    AfCFTA Secretariat...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given an assurance that the Secretariat of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be up and running by March this year for trading activities to begin in the free trade area by July this year. He said to reap the fruits of...

  • January 22, 2020

    Operational factors...

    The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says it has begun rationing water in some parts of the country due to a number of factors affecting the treatment and distribution of water. The factors include low pressure from its treatment plants, low levels of water bodies, illegal mining activities (galamsey), the...

  • January 22, 2020

    Absentee committee...

    Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) James Avedzi says MP for Effutu constituency, Alexander Afenyo Markin is “an absentee committee member” who has no right to criticise the committee’s decision to cause the arrest of some finance officers. Mr Avedzi, on Monday, ordered the arrest of two officials who were picked up by...

  • January 22, 2020

    4 Perish...

    Four persons were last Monday afternoon trapped to death in an illegal mining pit at Obengkrom in the Ellembelle District in the Western Region. The police said the area where the incident took place was not known for illegal mining activities but was currently receiving illegal miners, popularly called ‘galamseyers’,...

  • January 22, 2020

    20-year-old man...

    Police in Tamale are investigating a 20-year-old man for allegedly killing his mother. The police say the suspect, Osman Abdul Moomen was arrested by community folk and handed over to the police for the alleged crime. The deceased, Kubura Alhassan, who was about 55-years-old had a cut on the head which...

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