Archive for Local News

  • September 17, 2021

    CIIG to...

    The Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana (CIIG), umbrella body of insurance practitioners, has vowed to dismiss members engaged in all manner of unprofessional practices in the industry. According to the institute, unethical practices bordering on corporate governance are making the industry unpopular – a reason for the low public confidence...

  • September 17, 2021

    Police Service...

    The Bono East Regional Anti-Robbery Taskforce is the toast of the Police Administration following its work in fighting all forms of robberies in the region. The Administration in a Facebook post Thursday, said the taskforce led by Superintendent Al-Meyao Abass Kwarasey, has per its aggressive operations in the area and...

  • September 17, 2021

    Accra-Tema Beach...

    Contractors working on phase one of the Accra-Tema Beach Road reconstruction are optimistic that the project will be completed on schedule, despite the delay in the relocation of utility lines and the demolition of structures within the construction path. Work on the 16-kilometre project, which starts from the Independence Arch...

  • September 17, 2021

    Ghana Card...

    The National Health Insurance Scheme card will be phased out at the end of the year, with the function to be transferred to the Ghana Card. Nearly half of the Ghanaian population have registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), enabling them to access healthcare services in public facilities...

  • September 17, 2021

    Unemployment is...

    The Deputy Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, Francis-Xavier Sosu has said the twin challenge of unemployment and economic hardship remains the greatest threat to democracy in Ghana and Africa. According to him, these factors coupled with breaches of established democratic norms have contributed...

  • September 17, 2021

    Security personnel...

    There is a heavy security presence on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) ahead of the end of the second semester today, Friday, September 17, 2021. This follows the deployment of security personnel on the campus by the Ashanti Regional Security Council.  This is...

  • September 17, 2021

    Quickly withdraw...

    A former Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party, (NPP), Nana Akomea, has urged former President John Dramani Mahama to withdraw the do-or-die comment he made in relation to the 2024 election. According to Nana Akomea, Mr. Mahama must quickly withdraw the comments if it is an expression...

  • September 17, 2021

    Akyem Oda...

    It was an emotional and solemn scene at the Akyem Oda business centre last Wednesday when the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong and his entourage visited the burnt central market. The team, which included police, military, fire service personnel and officials from the Eastern Regional Directorate of the...

  • September 17, 2021

    Three arrested...

    Three persons in Akatsi in the Volta Region have been arrested by the police for duping people who hoped to be recruited into the Ghana Police Service. The three, Bernard Amenyah, 18; Godsway Adzikah, 23 and Godson Wemegah, 21, are currently in the custody of the Volta Regional Police Command...

  • September 17, 2021

    Ursula tours...

    The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has inaugurated a fully furnished Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory for the Sefwi-Wiawso Senior High School (SHS) in the Wiawso municipality in the Western North Region. The laboratory, which has 40 new desktop computers with accessories, was funded by the...

  • September 17, 2021

    TMA urges...

    The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has disclosed that only 30 per cent of sewer users in the metropolis are currently on its database and therefore pay maintenance fee to the assembly. The Metropolitan Finance Officer, Mr Frederick Doe, said it meant that about 70 per cent of the sewer users...

  • September 17, 2021

    World Vision,...

    World Vision Ghana and Rehoboth Foundation International, both non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work towards improving the well-being of children, families and communities in the country. The two-year renewable agreement, which was signed in Accra yesterday, will promote health care and disease prevention, improved...

  • September 17, 2021

    Stakeholders deliberate...

    A process to review and update the national gender policy began with a maiden stakeholders’ consultative meeting in Accra yesterday. Led by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), the review has become necessary following the expiry of the five-year gender policy — 2015 to 2020. The participants...

  • September 17, 2021

    Project to...

    A project to combat child labour in the country’s agricultural sector value chain was launched in Accra last Tuesday. The initiative is intended to complement the government’s effort at eradicating child labour which is manifested in the form of forced labour, child labour (including the worst forms of child labour),...

  • September 16, 2021

    Six persons...

    A Toyota Hiace which was transporting 17 passengers to Prestea in the Western Region and was involved in a road accident killing six persons and injured many others. Four of the victims are in critical condition, one has been discharged and six are responding to treatment at the Apinto Government...

  • September 16, 2021

    Legacy Capital...

    Customers of Legacy Capital are calling on government to expedite processes to ensure the payment of their locked-up funds. This comes a year after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) restored the licence of the company. The customers bemoan the lack of commitment on the part of the company to...

  • September 16, 2021

    Sept. 21,...

    The Interior Ministry has declared Tuesday, September 21, as a public holiday to mark Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day. It is a day set aside to remember and honour Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. “The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, September 21, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a...

  • September 16, 2021

    Wait till...

    The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Yaw Frimpong Addo says government is unable to tell whether the quantity of food produced this year is higher than what was harvested last year. According to him, such assessment can only take place after this year’s harvesting period. Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, he...

  • September 16, 2021

    Unlicensed palm...

    Government is set to arrest and prosecute unlicensed and illegal artisanal palm oil producers and processors in the Country by next year. The move is to drive away bad operators from producing unclean and unhealthy palm oil for consumption, which is causing a lot of illnesses, such as cancer. The...

  • September 16, 2021

    There is...

    The Deputy Minister for Agriculture has dismissed claims that the country is faced with food crisis. Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo speaking on JoyNews on Wednesday, admitted that currently there is shortage of foodstuff on the market, however, that should not raise an alarm as this is the trend during the...

  • September 16, 2021

    Owusu Bempah’s...

    The church of Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, has apologized to journalists who were harassed and prevented from entering the Accra Circuit Court on Monday, September 13, 2021. There was drama at the Circuit Court in Accra when the Head pastor of the Glorious Word...

  • September 16, 2021

    GIFEC gets...

    Mrs. Eva Andoh-Poku has been appointed the new Deputy Administrator of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC). She replaces Mr. Austin Baffo, the former Acting Deputy Administrator of the Fund. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Mr. Prince Sefah, the Administrator...

  • September 16, 2021

    Groom the...

    The Bono Regional Director of the National Youth Authority says the youth requires grooming to help them create jobs. Fati Bamba says helping to shine the skills and talents of the youth will help flush the thought of having to chase after non-existing white-collar jobs. “Most of the young people...

  • September 16, 2021

    #WAI: 13...

    Some 13 drivers who were arrested during Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign on Wednesday, [September 15, 2021] on the Pokuase-Nsawam road are to appear in court today, Thursday, September 16, 2021. The 13, whose vehicles have been impounded will be put before the Amasaman Circuit Court for various road...

  • September 16, 2021

    Police assault:...

    The founder and general overseer of Glorious Word Ministry International Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah has been granted bail in the sum of GHS200,000 with two sureties. His lawyer, Garry Nimako secured the bail for him at the High Court in Accra today, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 presided over by Justice...

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