Archive for Local News

  • June 20, 2021

    Upper West...

    The Upper West Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has imposed an indefinite curfew on the movement of fertilizer and other farm inputs in the Sissala East Municipality and Sissala West District of the Region. Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Chairman of the Upper West Regional Security Council, said the measure was...

  • June 20, 2021

    Police service...

    The Director-General of Welfare of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has called on families of newly recruited police officers to limit their expectations and financial demands on them. She said the recruits should be allowed to concentrate on their work, and support...

  • June 20, 2021

    ‘Resolve TUTAG’s...

    The government has been directed by the National Labour Commission, NLC, to resolve the grievances of  Technical university teachers in the country. This was made known in a statement issued by the Technical University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (TUTAG) after meeting with the NLC. “TUTAG is happy to announce that...

  • June 20, 2021

    Why provide...

    The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has questioned Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery’s stance that there is no cause for alarm as Ghana is relatively safer than other countries in the sub-region. Recent reports of robbery attacks have put fear in some citizens, who have called on the government and...

  • June 19, 2021

    Don’t just...

    Female police recruits have been charged to prove their worth and justify an increase in their quota into the service by the police administration. Addressing 581 recruits at the passing out ceremony at the Police Public Training School at Pwalugu in the Upper East Region, the Director-General of Police Welfare...

  • June 19, 2021

    N’tl Security...

    The Koforidua Circuit Court has admitted five(5) accused persons including an Akyem Abuakwa chief who claims to be a National Security Operative to bail in the sum of GHC200,000 cedis with 2 sureties. The accused persons are Nana Barfuor Sarpong, Nana Barima Twum Tarbiade II, both sub-chiefs in Akyem Abuakwa....

  • June 18, 2021

    1D1F initiative...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the One District-One Factory initiative introduced by his government has come to stay. According to him, the initiative holds the key to Ghana’s industrialisation agenda. President Akufo-Addo insisted that sustaining the policy will lead to numerous jobs opportunities for the citizenry. He thus...

  • June 18, 2021

    Stratcomm Africa...

    The ninth edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) has been launched with a call on all stakeholders to see Green Living as a collective responsibility and take up innovative and responsible ways to protect the environment. GGFS is the flagship event of the Ghana Garden and Flower...

  • June 18, 2021

    Support us...

    Minister for Railways Development, John Peter Amewu has called for public support to protect railway assets from destruction and theft. According to him, there has been a rise in theft of railway assets in recent times, a situation which is costing the nation millions of cedis. Mr. Amewu believes this...

  • June 18, 2021

    Fulani herdsman...

    A 27-year-old Fulani herdsman has been shot dead at Gbegu, a village near Tuna in the Sawla-Tuna-Kaba district on Thursday. According to the police, the suspect Datorobary Bribuo claimed the deceased brought his cattle to graze on his farm hence his decision to fire at him. After hearing about the...

  • June 18, 2021

    Food and...

    The Food and Drug Integrity Research group at the University of Cape Coast has commended the Food and Drugs Authority for closing down the meat section at a Shoprite outlet. The closure of the meat section of the shop at the Accra Mall comes after investigations revealed that the company...

  • June 18, 2021

    Oti RCC...

    The Oti Regional Coordinating Council is rejecting claims by the Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC) suggesting a ¢1.4 million cedi project funded from the country’s oil revenue does not exist. The District Coordinating Director, Cletus Chevure, yesterday told journalists in Kete Krachi that project which was implemented by the ministry...

  • June 18, 2021

    Juaboso River...

    Information gathered has it that, River Benzemata, running through the Juaboso township and a few meters away from the Juaboso District Assembly has gone milky as a result of activities of illegal miners (Galamseyers), upstream the river. We further gathered that aquatic life in the hitherto fishing river body is...

  • June 18, 2021

    Nana Addo...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kwabre North, Collins Adomako Mensah has said the furore on President Akufo-Addo’s use of a private jet is much ado about nothing. ‘Shameless Akufo-Addo accepted money in a brown paper like a mafia chieftain’ – Mahama He said this is due...

  • June 18, 2021

    The driver...

    An unlicensed 42-year-old driver, Emeka Adams, has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 27-year teacher of De Youngsters School at Adentan in Accra. According to police investigations, the deceased, Alice Adamtey, was knocked down at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection on June 6, 2021, at about 7:00 pm....

  • June 17, 2021

    Murder of...

    The Ashanti Regional Police Command has requested CCTV footage to facilitate its investigations into the murder of Madam Pokuaa Sarpong, also known as Nana Achiaa, at the Airport Roundabout in Kumasi on Saturday. “We are liaising with the National Security to sample through the CCTV images captured around the crime...

  • June 17, 2021

    Crops Research...

    The Crops Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-CRI) has trained selected youth in the Ashanti Region in the production of ready-to-eat tomato products (tomato ketchup) other than the usual tomato paste. The move by the research institute is meant to address the perennial problem of...

  • June 17, 2021

    Sea defense...

    The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has indicated that the government is working to secure funds for the construction of an eight-kilometre sea defense project to protect residents of Salakope, Gavedzi, Amutinu, and adjoining communities in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region. This follows the displacement...

  • June 17, 2021

    ‘Agbogbloshie onion...

    The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, says he has uncovered a plot by some onion sellers at Agbogboshie here in Accra to have him killed spiritually over plans to relocate the sellers to the abandoned Adjin Kotoku site. Speaking on Accra-based NET 2 TV, Henry Quartey said nothing will stop...

  • June 17, 2021

    No sleeper...

    The Minister for Railways Redevelopment, John Peter Amewu, says in line with the Ministry’s plan to increase the stake of Ghanaians in the ongoing railway redevelopment, no contractor will be allowed to import railway sleepers. John Peter Amewu said this while inspecting Amandi’s construction works on the Kojokrom-Eshiem to Manso...

  • June 17, 2021

    Fund, label...

    Chief Executive of Global Media Foundation (GLOMeF), Raphael Godlove Ahenu, has underscored the urgent need for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to use part of their Internally Generated Fund (IGF) to finance physical infrastructural projects in the communities. This, according to him is one of the surest and effective...

  • June 17, 2021

    E/R: Two...

    Two drivers have died in a fatal accident involving an Intercity Scania Marcopolo bus with registration number GE 8136-16 belonging to State Transport Company (STC). The accident occurred on the Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway Wednesday dawn. Bodies of the two drivers – Victor Quest and Joshua Tay...

  • June 17, 2021

    Residents shed...

    Bontibor, a suburb of Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly of the Oti Region could not hold their tears of joy during the commissioning of telecommunication mast through the Lobbying skills of the Nkwanta South member of Parliament Honorable Geoffrey Kini. The community, after 150 years and over, has...

  • June 17, 2021

    Ofori-Atta, Adu...

    Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has singled out two prominent members of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration as most guilty of corruption in the controversial Agyapa deal. Mr. Amidu called Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and his deputy, Charles Adu-Boahen, who is on his way to be appointed as the Minister of...

  • June 17, 2021

    Report: Kumasi,...

    COVID-19 has changed daily life for people around the world and required that cities do more with fewer resources than ever before. Yet, even in the face of a public-health crisis, social unrest, massive budget shortfalls, and mounting climate disasters, mayors are taking bold steps to tackle their cities’ most...

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