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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 22, 2019

    NPP youths...

    Some aggrieved youths within the governing New Patriotic Party in the Sagnarigu constituency in the Northern region have vandalised the party’s office at Katara. They say it is to draw attention to neglect by the party in addressing the unemployment situation of party’s youth. Some members claimed they applied for the National Identification Authority...

  • September 22, 2019

    Prez Akufo-Addo...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African countries to use education as the key for their development. He said African countries must run their economies to fund the education of their present and future generations and should not get into arguments with the so-called donor agencies about priorities....

  • September 22, 2019

    You Should...

    The Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu constituency, John Jinapor has advised the Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh to ‘speak like a Minister’. This was after the Minister accused former President John Mahama of busing people to the black stars square. While parents were anxious to get placement for their wards...

  • September 22, 2019

    Ex-Ghana coach...

    Prison sentence has been requested against former Ghana and current Togo Head coach Claude Le Roy for suspected fraudulent cases. Claude Le Roy is currently on appeal in the case of transfers deemed fraudulent in the early 2000s whilst manager of French side Strasbourg. The Strasbourg public prosecutor’s office has...

  • September 22, 2019

    ‘Gov’t goofed...

    Government has been criticized for quashing a recommendation for the prosecution of a security operative who slapped an opposition MP Sam George during the Awayaso West Wuogon by-election. Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, said on JoyNews Newsfile Saturday, the “government goofed.” The...

  • September 22, 2019

    Teenage Pregnancy...

    Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse have been identified as major setbacks to adolescent development in the Bono East Region. The Nkoranza North and Kintampo Municipalities and the Nkoranza South District of the Region are the hardest hit. Most of the girls in many of the communities are out of school,...

  • September 21, 2019

    Aisha Hunag...

    President Akufo-Addo has admitted that the deportation of the Chinese miner Aisha Huang who was arrested in Ghana for illegal mining by his government was a mistake. The President’s admission comes after several government appointees defended the move which was first justified by the Senior Minister Osafo Maafo. Speaking at...

  • September 21, 2019

    Voter exhibition...

    General secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the just ended voter exhibition exercise as “Shambolic”. The last day of the exhibition was generally met with a low turnout across the various polling centres, much like the previous days of the exercise. After being scheduled to end on...

  • September 21, 2019

    Electoral Commission...

    The Electoral Commission has noted with concern a number of allegations the leadership of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) has made in sections of the media on the ongoing exhibition of the voters register. A statement signed by the Acting Public Affairs Director of the EC, Mrs Sylvia Annoh, said the...

  • September 21, 2019

    I respect...

    Former President John Mahama has said he has enormous respect for the Asantehene and will not allow the recent misunderstanding over events of the 2016 elections to mar it. According to the former President, the statement by his former chief of staff over the events of the 2016 polls was...

  • September 21, 2019

    TRANSCRIPT: What...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the government’s decision to deport Chinese national, Aisha Huang who was facing three counts of undertaking small-scale mining operations was a mistake. The President was responding to a question from a Ghanaian resident in the US state of Colorado at a Princeton...

  • September 21, 2019

    Kennedy Agyapong’s...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the public to disregard “scurrilous statements” by the Member of Parliament of Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong linking him to the death of J.B. Danquah Adu, a former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North. A statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, the Special Aide...

  • September 21, 2019

    Nana Addo...

    President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has asked African countries to set their own priorities in the fight to educate their citizens. Speaking to students and staff at the Princeton University in the United States at the start of his one week visit to the United States and Canada, President Akufo-Addo...

  • September 21, 2019

    CSSPS challenges;...

    Several days into its operation, the Upper West Regional Resolution centre of the Ghana Education service is still sorting out placement issues emerging from the of Computerized School Selection Placement System (CSSPS). The Centre, is not overwhelmed with parents and students as witnessed at the national capital, Accra. Speaking to...

  • September 21, 2019

    Gender Ministry...

    The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has presented 206 laptop computers to district social welfare officers across the country. The move seeks to aid the collection of data particularly on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP). Presenting some of the laptops to district officers in the Greater...

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