Local News

  • November 14, 2019

    GCB Bank...

    GCB Bank Limited has donated 1,500.00 chairs to the Acherensua Senior High School (ACHISCO) in the Ahafo region. The chairs were purchased for the School in response to an appeal by the Management of the School. The Deputy Managing Director of GCB, Mr Samuel Amankwah, on behalf of Management of...

  • November 14, 2019

    Ensure release...

    The Ghana NGO Forum has urged the presidency to ensure the full release of ¢300 million every year beginning from 2020 to adequately fund and implement existing policies and legal instruments to protect children. They charged Parliament and the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister to enforce the many policies...

  • November 14, 2019

    Gov’t must...

    The Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, Emmanuel Martey, has urged the government of Ghana to make provisions for the payment of contractors who have been awarded contracts to build or fix particular roads in the country. According to him, this is to prevent the continuous situation where...

  • November 14, 2019

    Police shoot...

    A 32-year-old man and a native of Daboya in the North Gonja District of Savannah Region, Abudulai Mustapha, is said to have been shot and killed by police personnel for allegedly stabbing another police officer with a knife. According to eyewitness accounts, a complaint was lodged at the Daboya Police station...

  • November 14, 2019

    JUSAG defies...

    The Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) has defied calls on its striking members to return to work by the Judicial Service Secretariat. According to the secretariat, the strike by JUSAG is illegal and hence should resume work today. “Management of the Judicial Service has noted with concern, that in spite...

  • November 14, 2019

    Mentally deranged...

    The 21-year-old mentally deranged man shot by a Police officer on guard duty at Akyem New Tafo branch of Ghana Commercial Bank has been confirmed dead. Ishmael Sani died Wednesday at the Ridge Hospital in Accra having been referred from St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua. The deceased was shot in...

  • November 14, 2019

    Kintampo South:...

    The Kintampo Divisional Police Command has started investigations into the death of two children at Krabonso-Adiambra in the Kintampo South District of the Bono East Region. The two died from wounds after they were shot whilst on a farm by an unknown person on Monday. The two, Gabriel Yinye, 10,...

  • November 14, 2019

    No potholes...

    Ghanaians will in 2020 have some respite by travelling on smooth roads without potholes, a Deputy Finance Minister, Charles Adu-Boahene has promised. Mr. Adu-Boahene accused the previous government of securitizing road funds, a situation that crippled them in fixing roads in the country. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he said despite the...

  • November 14, 2019

    Promise to...

    An economist and research fellow with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Dr. Adu Owusu Sarkodie has stated that government’s indication to pay 80% of debt owed road contractors is not ambitious. According to him, it is a good idea once government will be fiscally disciplined and work within the...

  • November 13, 2019

    Let’s uphold...

    The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has said the Catholic Church will oppose any attempt to adulterate the nation’s moral values. It has, therefore, called on parents and the church to play active roles in the upbringing of children by instilling religious and moral values in them. Speaking to the...

  • November 13, 2019

    Construction of...

    Dr. Gideon Boako, the spokesperson of the vice president, has assured that construction works are set to begin on a 100km inner city and ring roads in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti region in December 2019. Speaking on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Dr. Boako indicated that following Cabinet’s approval early this...

  • November 13, 2019

    Bawku: Demo...

    Abdul-Salam Adamu’s whereabouts has remained unknown since police reportedly took him into custody in Bawku on Monday 21st October, 2019— about 3 weeks ago. He was said to have been misperceived as a kidnapper and was almost dead when a police force snatched him from an angry mob at Pusiga,...

  • November 13, 2019

    Police activate...

    The Police Administration has activated the following hotlines to enable members of the public, especially motorists and passengers, to reach police authorities on their experiences with officers on the road. The numbers are 0550323323 (voice calls and sms only) 0275000156 (voice calls and sms only) and 020 663 9121 (whatsapp/...

  • November 13, 2019

    We’re committed...

    The management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it is fully committed to paying all Past Credit based on an agreement reached by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance, the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), SSNIT and representatives of the Forum...

  • November 13, 2019

    We’ve intensified...

    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has rejected claims that it has done a poor job in educating the public on the upcoming referendum on December 17, 2019. This comes after the Afrobarometer report released by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) – Ghana stated that only a few...

  • November 13, 2019

    Labour Commission...

    The National Labour Commission (NLC) says it has begun processes to drag the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) to the law court over its strike. According to the NLC, the industrial action by the group which begins today, Wednesday, is illegal given that the two parties are already...

  • November 13, 2019

    COCOBOD signs...

    The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has officially signed a $600-million loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The facility is a syndicated loan with the AfDB and the Credit Suisse Group AG to finance key components of COCOBOD’s productivity enhancement programmes. The AfDB acted as...

  • November 12, 2019

    Police officers...

    The Interior Minister has revealed that police personnel who accepts postings to rural and deprived areas would have their promotions a year before their counterparts in the cities. Ambrose Dery said at the last Police Council meeting, President Nana Akufo-Addo directed that police personnel from the rank of constable to...

  • November 12, 2019

    Makola market...

    Eighteen Makola market traders are planning to sue White Chapel Limited, the new owners of their shops, for an illegal demolition exercise. Although the new owners gained custody of the property on October 30, this year, the traders were hopeful that they would be given a notice before the demolishing. Speaking to Joy...

  • November 12, 2019

    Tema Circuit...

    Eighteen fishermen, including a minor, arrested for fishing illegally in Ghanaian waters were yesterday granted bail, with two sureties, by a Tema Circuit Court. Seventeen of the accused were granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000 each, while the minor among them, Odartey Lamptey, 14, was granted bail in the...

  • November 12, 2019

    74th remembrance...

    Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday joined both serving military and ex-service men, members of the Diplomatic Corps, chiefs and a cross-section of Ghanaians to mark the 74th Remembrance Day at the Christianborg War Cemetery at Osu, Accra. The day, which falls on November 11, each year, is set aside to...

  • November 12, 2019

    Wa regional...

    The Wa regional hospital has begun investigations to the death of the two-year-old boy who died of snakebite after he was denied treatment by health officials. Family of the boy who rushed him to the facility on Saturday after the snakebite said he was refused treatment by health officials who...

  • November 12, 2019

    Police fail...

    The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr David Eklu, says none of the journalists, allegedly attacked in the line of duty since 2006, reported their incidents to the police. He said feedback from the police stations in the areas in which...

  • November 12, 2019

    My clients...

    The lawyer for the nine alleged coup plotters has said his clients never intended to undertake a coup but that they were entrapped into buying guns by a military officer. Mr Victor Kodzoga Adawudu told the Accra High Court on Monday during an application for bail that his clients were...

  • November 12, 2019

    SSNIT accused...

    The Forum for Public Sector Registered Pension Scheme has accused the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) of foot-dragging with the implementation of the modalities for the Past Credit. The Past Credit is the contribution of workers to SSNIT before the coming into force of Act 766, which brought...

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