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  • 2 hours TCL Electronics Ghana wins outstanding electronic brand of the year award CNR
    TCL Electronics Ghana Limited has been awarded the “outstanding electronic brand of the year” at the Ghana Business Standard Awards held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. This will be the 4th award for TCL Ghana in a row after picking up similar awards last year, just a few years into its establishment in Ghana. Speaking after receiving the award, head of operations at TCL Electronics Ghana, Leslie Stanley Sey stressed the need for businesses to prioritize customer service, adding that the main focus for TCL is customer satisfaction. TCL is currently the number 2 preferred ... more
  • 2 hours Voice Factory Season 4 winner Araba to release single titled ‘Saved’ CNR
    The winner of the Season 4 of Citi TV’s Voice Factory, Genevieve Antwi-Nuamah, known in showbiz as Araba, will be releasing her first single on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A year after winning the coveted title of the contest, the talented singer is ready to prove her mettle in the music space. Produced by Nii Quaye of Musical Lunatics fame, Araba’s upcoming single titled ‘Saved’ promises to be a blessing to music lovers. Araba’s sound is soothing and can be described as a blend of afro, soul and R ‘n’ B. She credits Bernice Ofei, Emeli Sande, Lauren Daigle ... more
  • 2 hours Google Trusted Contacts emergency location app discontinued CNR
    Google is shutting down its app designed to let friends and family locate each other in an emergency.
    The Trusted Contacts app allowed you to nominate special contacts who could request to see your location – and automatically provide it if the user didn’t respond.
    It has now been removed from Google’s App Store.
    Google said it had rolled the features into Google Maps, which people can use to share their location instead.
    However, the two ... more
  • 3 hours Deputy Agric Minister questions Mahama’s interest in cocoa roads audit report CNR
    A Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has questioned the calls by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, John Mahama for the publication of the audit report on the cocoa roads project. In an interview with Citi News, the Akim Swedru Member of Parliament said the focus should be on how the government can recover monies lost to the state rather than just the publication of the audit report. “The state lost some monies, these are things we should look at and not the publication of the reports. It is a 260-page report. What will its ... more
  • 3 hours Newspaper Headlines: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 CNR
    Newspaper Headlines for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The post Newspaper Headlines: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 4 hours Investigate death of lead suspect in Prof. Benneh’s murder – Ex-CID Director CNR
    A former Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Bright Oduro has said that the death of the key suspect in Professor Yaw Benneh’s killing must be investigated. According to him, the police should have paid special attention to his health, considering the fact that he was a key suspect in the murder. The police confirmed that James Nana Wamba, the lead suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, after he was admitted for treatment. Sources within the Service say the suspect was first ... more
  • 4 hours Kpando: Police re-arrest suspect freed by Gbefi residents CNR
    The Volta Regional Police Command has rearrested a suspect who was freed while in the grips of police officers from Kpando. The suspect, Asafoatse Agulo of Gbefi, who was arrested for allegedly making threats of murder, was freed by close to 400 residents over the weekend. The Volta Regional Police PRO, Corporal Prince Dogbatse, told Citi News the offender is currently in police custody assisting with investigations. He also said police were trying to arrest key players in the mob. “We are yet to deal with the numbers involved. This was a mob action, and we don’t have a ... more
  • 4 hours Akufo-Addo begins three-day tour of Volta and Oti Regions today CNR
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will begin a three-day working visit to the Volta and Oti Regions from today, Tuesday 20th October to Thursday, 22nd October 2020. President Akufo-Addo will on this visit commission road projects, hospitals and security installations. He will also cut the sod for new ones to begin and meet the chiefs and people of the respective traditional areas. Beginning in the Volta Region, President Akufo-Addo will commission the Naval Training Command at Agorta-Nutekpor in the South Tongu constituency, and proceed to the Central Park to attend a durbar of Chiefs and people of Afife ... more
  • 4 hours Akufo-Addo inaugurates governing board of RTI Commission CNR
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, October 19, 2020, inaugurated the governing board of the Right to Information Commission at a ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency. The Commission is chaired by Mr. Justice K.A. Ofori-Atta, a retired High Court Judge of good repute, with its Executive Secretary being Mr Yaw Sarpong Boateng, a distinguished lawyer, who will be responsible for coordinating the administrative activities of the Commission. Other members of the Board are Mrs. Elizabeth Asare (Deputy Chairperson), Ms. Victoria D. E. Susuawu (Member), Dr. Edith Dankwa ((Member), Nana Kwame Duah (Member), ... more
  • 4 hours Death of lead suspect in Prof. Benneh murder can’t hinder investigations – Lawyer CNR
    Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu does not think the death of the lead suspect in the murder case of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh will hinder investigations into the case. A law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was killed at his Adjirigano residence in Accra on September 12, 2020. James Nana Wamba was one of the four suspects arrested after the body of the law professor was found in a pool of blood in his house. The prosecution indicated that Wamba had admitted to the crime before giving up the ghost on Saturday, October 17, ... more
  • 13 hours Eyewitness News, Monday, 19th October 2020 CNR
    The big news stories in this edition of the Eyewitness News are; 12 presidential candidates cleared to contest 2020 polls EC explains why it disqualified five presidential aspirants Odike, Marricke Gane, three others disqualified from contesting Election 2020 EC clears Akua Donkor to contest December 7 election My government will give okada operators motorcycles on credit – Mahama NLC secures injunction against strike by universities’ senior staff Citi97.3 · Eyewitness News, Monday 19th October 2020 The post Eyewitness News, Monday, 19th October 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 15 hours Akufo-Addo launches agric census report after 33-year break CNR
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the 2017/2018 National Report of the Ghana Census of Agriculture, the first time in some thirty-three (33) years. At the event held at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, on Monday, 19th October 2020, President Akufo-Addo noted that the importance of agriculture to Ghana’s growth and development demands that the data on the sector, which informs the formulation of strategies and policies, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of such policies, must be accurate and up-to-date. “In any well-governed state, both the population census and the census ... more
  • 16 hours NLC secures injunction against strike by universities’ senior staff CNR
    The National Labour Commission (NLC) has secured an injunction to stop the strike by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana. The restraining order sighted by Citi News said the Senior Staff Association are “restrained from embarking on its intended strike” for the next 10 days. The court also directed the association to appear before the commission on October 28 per earlier directives. The NLC earlier indicated that it had not been notified of the strike action. The Executive Secretary of the NLC, Ofosu Asamoah, earlier spoke to Citi News acknowledging the concerns of the staff but said ... more
  • 16 hours Agona West: NDC parliamentary candidate invited over alleged plot against Cynthia Morrison CNR
    The Central Regional Police Command has invited the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Agona West, Paul Ofori Amoah in connection with an alleged plot to kill the incumbent Member of Parliament for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison. Mrs. Morrison had made a formal complaint to the police about four men who were arrested at a hotel in Agona Swedru saying they had plotted to kill her. Paul Ofori Amoah reported to the Central Regional Police Headquarters in Cape Coast upon an invitation by the police. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP ... more
  • 16 hours Anglogold Ashanti launches ‘Obuasi Goes Agro’ programme CNR
    Mining giant AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Ghana has launched its Agro business programme dubbed ‘Obuasi Goes Agro (OGA)’ in Adaase, a farming community in Obuasi. The OGA programme is in sync with the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program which aims to promote food security and the immediate availability of selected food crops on the market. The Obuasi Goes Agro (OGA) programme is one of the flagship socio-economic development interventions of AngloGold Ashanti which is part of their three (3) year Social Management Plan aimed towards the socio-economic development of Obuasi communities to contribute to the diversifying ... more
  • 16 hours EC explains why it disqualified five presidential aspirants [Audio] CNR
    Five out of the 17 presidential aspirants who submitted their nomination forms for the 2020 polls were disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC). The five include two independent presidential nominees; Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane, and three political party-sponsored nominees; Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwasi Busumbru of the People’s Action Party (PAP), and Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP). Instances of forged signatures and manufacturing of endorsees were noted by the EC and are being forwarded to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations. Twelve aspirants ... more
  • 16 hours Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu cannot be unseated – Haruna Iddrisu CNR
    Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has said his Majority counterpart, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, will win the upcoming parliamentary elections, despite challenges from an independent contender for the Suame seat. Mr George Prempeh, with links to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is contesting as an independent candidate, determined to unseat Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the MP for Suame and Leader of Government Business. Mr Prempeh was unable to contest the NPP primaries because the delegates endorsed the current Suame MP to go unopposed. However, the Minority Leader, during a comment on the Floor of ... more
  • 16 hours AMA to unveil Climate Change Action Plan on October 21 CNR
    The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, launch the city’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP). CAP is a set of bold actions and targets aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change in the city. The Plan which is the second to be launched in Africa maps out the path that city authorities’ citizens and businesses must take to achieve transformational action to ensure carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2020 consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Chief Executive of the AMA, Mohammed Adjei Sowah made this known at the opening of the ... more
  • 16 hours My government will give okada operators motorcycles on credit – Mahama CNR
    Former President John Dramani Mahama says the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will not only legalize the commercial motorcycle business but also provide operators with motorcycles on credit to support their businesses. The NDC flagbearer said this at a campaign durbar at Juabo in the Amenfi Central constituency of the Western Region. “We are going to legalize commercial motorcycle business to remove all the impediments on your business. To strengthen the motorcycle business you’re doing, we are also going to supply you the motorcycle you use on hire-purchase so you take your time to pay.” The former ... more
  • 17 hours GES to build ‘high density’ accommodation facility at Roman Ridge CNR
    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun processes to undertake a building project at on its land at Roman Ridge in Accra to develop “a high-density residential facility.” The project will provide 40 flats and other ancillary facilities when completed, according to a statement from the GES. The area is currently occupied by 15 officers of the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and some staff of the Accra Technical Training Centre. Staff affected by the redevelopment are being relocated to other areas to facilitate the smooth development of the land. “It is the expectation of Management of GES ... more
  • 17 hours EC clears Akua Donkor to contest 2020 polls CNR
    Leader and founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor has been cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest in the upcoming polls. This was announced by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission who doubles as the Returning Officer for the 2020 presidential election, Jean Mensah on Monday, October 19, 2020. This is the first time Akua Donkor has sailed through the nomination stage to contest in a national election in Ghana. She came into the limelight prior to the 2012 election but could not go through the process. In 2016, she was disqualified by the Electoral Commission ... more
  • 18 hours 12 presidential candidates cleared to contest 2020 polls CNR
    Twelve (12) presidential candidates have been cleared to contest the 2020 general elections. This implies that five of the 17 nominees who submitted their nomination forms with the hope of contesting in the polls have been disqualified. The five include two independent presidential nominees; Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane, and three political party-sponsored nominees; Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwasi Busumbru of the People’s Action Party (PAP), and Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP). The returning officer for the 2020 presidential election, Jean Mensa announced this at the Electoral Commission’s Let ... more
  • 18 hours Voters’ Diary, Monday October 19, 2020 CNR
    In this edition of The Voters’ Diary on Citi FM, Abena Nyamekye Ampadu hosted Bernard Avle and Nathan Quao, who analysed close call constituencies in Ghana’s election history. Click below to listen to the podcast:  Citi97.3 · Voters’ Diary, Monday October 19, 2020 About Voters’ Diary  The Voters’ Diary is Citi FM and Citi TV’s flagship election programme that offers the stations’ audiences in-depth analysis and perspectives of political-related stories in the build-up to the 2020 general elections. The Voters’ Diary features a panel of seasoned journalists from the Citi Team, with varied fields of knowledge, ... more
  • 18 hours Parliament passes Criminal Offences Bill to make corruption a felony CNR
    Parliament has passed the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill 2020, categorizing the offense of corruption as a felony. The move is to introduce stiffer punishment to deter public officers from engaging in corrupt practices. Following the amendment, subject to presidential assent, a person found guilty of engaging in any form of the corrupt act could go to jail between for not less than 12 years and not more than 25 years. Under the parent Act, the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, (Act 29), corruption is a misdemeanour and the associated punishment – a jail term of between two and five years ... more
  • 18 hours NDC promises Muslim college for Arabic instructors CNR
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to build a new Muslim College of Education to train Arabic teachers should the party win the upcoming general elections. The Vice Presidential Candidate of the party, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang revealed this during a meeting with Zongo Chiefs in Ejura Sekyedumase as part of her 6-day tour of the Ashanti Region. The Vice Presidential Candidate begun a six-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region on Thursday, October 15, 2020, According to the party, the tour “will give her an opportunity to engage interactively and deliberate on issues of national concern with ... more
  • 18 hours Suspect in Mafi-Agoe murder case remanded into prison custody CNR
    A District Court in Adidome presided over by Mr Augustine Essah, has remanded one Idriss Bukari, a Fulani herdsman, suspected of the murder of a woman at Mafi Agoe, into prison custody. The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, has been provisionally charged with murder and is to reappear before the court on November 16, 2020. He was arrested on October 14, 2020, for allegedly killing one madam Patience Amu, a 50-year-old grocery seller at Mafi Agoe, a farming community in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region. The suspect, believed to be a customer of the ... more
  • 18 hours NAGRAT reiterates concerns over delayed lump sum arrears for pensioners CNR
    Some pensioners who were members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are yet to receive differences in the lump sum arrears, owed them after retiring in January 2020. Though the government has assured that differences occasioned by anomalies regarding the three-tier pension scheme will be addressed, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, says he has not seen any progress. Commenting on the government’s failure to disburse the money, Mr. Carbonu described the state of affairs as an injustice toward affected teachers. “We need to quickly look at this impasse because, for all these years, these people have ... more
  • 19 hours Stephen Appiah, John Paintsil commiserate with J. J. Rawlings after mother’s death CNR
    Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah and John Paintsil were among the special guests who visited the former first couple, Jerry John Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman to mourn with them on the demise of the former’s mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui. Stephen Appiah who was the first captain to lead Ghana to the FIFA World Cup in 2006 stated he was saddened by the death of the great woman who gave the nation a son that many look up to. The 39-year-old also donated 100 cartons of water towards the funeral, which will take place on 24th October 2020. ... more
  • 20 hours Citi Breakfast Show: Monday, 19th October, 2020 CNR
    In this edition of the Citi Breakfast Show, Bernard Avle and the team discuss Ghana’s fight against COVID-19; government interventions, revenue mobilization, inventions, healthcare delivery, tax reliefs, etc. Also, discussion on reggae music elicited memories and its impact on the global community.   Citi97.3 · Citi Breakfast Show: Monday, 19th October, 2020 The post Citi Breakfast Show: Monday, 19th October, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 20 hours I’ll return excavators, concessions seized by NPP government – Mahama CNR
    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says he will retrieve all confiscated excavators and concessions belonging to small scale miners reportedly given to New Patriotic Party sympathizers if he wins the 2020 elections. The flagbearer of the NDC said this when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people of Agona Amenfi in the Amenfi Central district on day one of his four-day campaign tour of the Western Region. Former President Mahama said the NPP government has deceived miners and failed at his promise to fix the problems facing small-scale miners in the ... more
  • 20 hours NIA officer wasn’t killed at our meeting – National Peace Council CNR
    The Northern Regional office of the National Peace Council has denied reports that the National Identification Authority (NIA) staff, who was killed in Sanguli in the Saboba district in the Northern Region was in a National Peace Council meeting before he met his untimely death. Two weeks ago there were reports that some gunmen had allegedly attacked a National Peace Council delegation at a district in the Northern Region leaving several others injured. According to the spokesperson of the National Peace Council, Rev. Father Thaddeus, the meeting was not organised by the National Peace Council. He thus called on ... more
  • 22 hours KNUST senior staff join strike over ‘unfavourable’ service conditions CNR
    The Senior Staff Association of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has joined their colleague associations in various public universities across the country to lay down their tools. The strike is to demand better conditions of service. The President of the KNUST Senior Staff Association, George Ansong said the government had not released their tier two pension funds owed them from 2010 to 2016. He, therefore, called on the government to address their concerns. “As we speak now, the government has released only three years out of ten years to the fund managers. We ... more
  • 22 hours Enterprise Trustees partners Agrocenta to provide retirement income security for small holder farmers CNR
    Enterprise Trustees Limited has launched a partnership with Agrocenta, a digital food distribution platform, to provide retirement solutions as a value addition to smallholder farmers in Afram Plains of Ghana. Under the scheme, farmers will make voluntary personal pension contributions during the harvesting seasons from the sale of their produce to Agrocenta.  The benefits will include lump-sum payouts, periodic withdrawals and a life insurance cover. Agrocenta currently works with about 46,000 farmers across several regions in Ghana. These farmers will be assisted by Agrocenta field officers to enrol onto the Pensions Scheme via a USSD shortcode at the community ... more
  • 22 hours Mahama will complete special-purpose Keta port if elected – V/R NDC CNR
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region says the next Mahama administration will give life to the Keta port project which it claims has been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo administration. The opposition party feels the Keta port was among many projects that were used to mislead the people of the Volta Region in the 2016 general elections. But these projects were abandoned after the NPP won political power in 2016, the NDC maintains. The NDC’s Volta Regional Communications Director, Kafui Agbleze in a press conference on Monday, October 19, 2020, under the theme, “Locating Volta in the ... more
  • 22 hours Road crashes: Over 200 killed in Bono, other regions in 2020 – NRSA CNR
    242 persons were killed in road accidents from January to September 2020 in Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions. The Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) for the three regions, Kwasi Agyenim Boateng disclosed this during a sensitization programme for drivers at the main Sunyani Lorry Station. 810 persons also got injured within the same period. Pedestrian knockdowns were 42, 17 emanating from the Ahafo Region, 23 from Bono East and two from Bono. The statistics also indicated that there were 304 motorcycle crashes- 111 recorded in Bono, 68 in Bono East and 125 in the ... more
  • 23 hours Access Bank launches Perfect Start campaign to boost future of children CNR
    As a leading innovative bank in Ghana, Access Bank continues to drive its financial inclusion objective through initiatives that redefine banking operations in the country. True to its mantra of more than banking, the Bank has today unveiled a new promotion targeted at children to improved financial literacy from an early age. Riding on the back of the Bank’s kid’s savings account – Early Savers, the campaign dubbed “Perfect Start” is aimed at fuelling the dreams of young ones while providing the platform to learn, unearth and nurture their creative talents. This constitutes one of Access Bank’s long-term goals ... more
  • 23 hours Ghana not out of the woods yet despite reduced COVID-19 cases – Nsiah Asare CNR
    The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has attributed the declining number of coronavirus cases in the country to the effective leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, Dr. Nsiah Asare said, “I do not think it is so much of the climatic condition, or demography of Africa, because Africans in other parts of the world are also losing their lives. Leadership is very important. There are some countries in African that have done very well. Ghana is one of them. Ghana is second to South Africa in terms ... more
  • 23 hours Ajumako UEW will be autonomous university in next NDC government – Mahama CNR
    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, announced that he will upgrade the College of Languages Education of the University of Education, Winneba situated at Ajumako in the Central Region into an autonomous university. Addressing a durbar of chiefs and the people of Ajumako, Mahama said, “it has been our plan that when we open satellite campuses, and they grow to a certain stage and have the required facilities, we will convert them into fully-fledged universities,” he said. He assured the chiefs that the Ajumako Campus of the UEW will ... more
  • 24 hours Letshego partners local financial institutions to implement ECOFRIDGES Green On-Wage initiative CNR
    Environmentally friendly refrigerators and air conditioners will soon be widely accessible in Ghana through Green On-wage financing implemented by the ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Initiative in collaboration with Letshego and other banks. The ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Initiative (ECOFRIDGES) is a joint program by the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency (UNEP U4E) initiative and the Governments of Ghana and Senegal through the Energy Commission in collaboration with regional and local partners to accelerate adoption of energy-efficient and climate-friendly domestic refrigerators and room air conditioners in the residential sector. A cornerstone of ECOFRIDGES is a financial ... more
  • 24 hours Businesses that embrace technology will gain competitive edge – Vodafone Director CNR
    Director of Digital Transformation and Commercial Operations at Vodafone Ghana, Angela Mensah-Poku has urged businesses to embrace digital customer experience to enable them gain a competitive edge. According to her, businesses can only thrive over their competitors when they embrace technology in operations. “Digitisation is the current enabler for everything under the sun and the global pandemic has affirmed this. The world is so different now and consumer needs have suddenly become almost too many to count and it changes every day. Everybody now expects choice, control and convenience. However, new technologies including cloud computing, artificial intelligence and robotic ... more
  • 1 day GFA President Kurt Okraku calls on Immigration Service boss CNR
    The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kurt Okraku, has paid a courtesy call on the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi at the Service’s National Headquarters in Accra. The visit was to seek the continuous support of the CGI in the development of Ghana’s football, enhance the existing relationship between the GFA and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), and to strategize for the future. Mr. Takyi who served on the Judicial Committee of the GFA for more than 15 years, enumerated the immense benefits the country has enjoyed from football, and said, it needed ... more
  • 1 day Rev Azigiza recounts how KKD impacted his life CNR
    Victor Kpakpo Addo known as Reverend Azigiza Jnr has disclosed that God used ace broadcaster, Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) to usher him into his next level in life. Speaking on Upside Down, Citi TV’s lifestyle variety show, the former disc jockey recounted how the celebrated broadcaster and master of ceremonies impacted his life. “We live in a society where people don’t acknowledge doors. KKD was a door, he was a portal. God used him to usher me to my next level,” he said. “KKD advised me to learn deejaying. It was just one line. I’m currently teaching on destiny ... more
  • 1 day Lead suspect in Prof. Benneh murder case dead CNR
    James Nana Wamba, the lead suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh has died at the police Hospital. According to the police, he passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, after he was admitted for treatment. Sources within the police say the suspect was first rushed to the Police hospital for treatment after the court hearing on October 14, 2020, where he was treated and discharged. He, however, died on his second admission. The cause of death is not yet known. The deceased who was a cleaner at the late professor’s home was standing trial for his ... more
  • 1 day Fuel tanker drivers threaten sit-down strike CNR
    Fuel tanker drivers across the country have been directed by their mother association, the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union not to move any of their trucks today, Monday, October 19, 2020. The association in a letter said all the drivers must however report to their respective loading gantries. “We are informing all tanker drivers across the country that on Monday, 19th October 2020, no driver should move a truck but report to their various loading gantries at Tema for Union Offices, Takoradi, Buipe, Kumasi respectively,” the letter from the association said. It is unclear the reason for the ... more
  • 1 day Newspaper Headlines: Monday, October 19, 2020 CNR
    Newspaper Headlines for Monday, October 19, 2020 The post Newspaper Headlines: Monday, October 19, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 1 day We’ve not threatened any strike but we’ll comply with injunction order – GACL staff CNR
    The Workers Union of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has denied serving notice for an industrial action beginning today, Monday, October 19. This follows the Labour Commission’s court action to compel the workers to rescind their reported threat to embark on a strike to demand the removal of the company’s Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa, for what they described as his incompetent management of the company’s affairs. The Chairman of the Workers Union of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Isaka Bamba, said despite the fact that they have not issued any such threat, the group will comply with the ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: China continues to bounce back from virus slump CNR
    China’s economy continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic according to its latest official figures. The world’s second-biggest economy saw growth of 4.9% between July and September, compared to the same quarter last year. However, the figure is lower than the 5.2% expected by economists. China is now leading the charge for a global recovery based on its latest gross domestic product (GDP) data. The near-5% growth is a far cry from the slump the Chinese economy suffered at the start of 2020 when the pandemic first emerged. For the first three months of this year China’s economy shrank ... more
  • 1 day EU investigates Instagram over handling of children’s data CNR
    Instagram is being investigated by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children’s personal data on the platform. The social media app’s owner Facebook could face a large fine if Instagram is found to have broken privacy laws. The investigations stem from complaints that Instagram made contact information on business accounts publicly visible to anyone accessing the app. The BBC has approached Facebook for comment. A number of US tech giants have their European headquarters in Ireland, and the DPC is the lead European Union regulator under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Three-day period for negative PCR test result still stands – Akufo-Addo CNR
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as untenable calls for the extension of the three-day period for negative COVID-19 PCR test result for persons seeking to travel to Ghana through the country’s air borders. According to him, the extension will not be in the best interest of the country. In his 18th COVID-19 address to the nation on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the President defended the current three-day timeframe for the test results. “I am aware that some are calling for the Government to extend the PCR negative test period before boarding the flight from three days ... more
  • 1 day Italy tightens rules after COVID-19 cases surge CNR
    Italy has announced a new raft of measures to tighten restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases. A mask-wearing PM Giuseppe Conte said the measures were needed “to avoid a new lockdown”. Mayors will get powers to close public areas after 21:00 and the opening times of restaurants and the size of groups allowed will tighten. The moves came as Italy recorded its highest daily infection rate for the second day in a row. Another 11,705 new cases were announced on Sunday, beating the previous record, which came a day earlier on Saturday, of 10,925. Italy was the European ... more
  • 2 days Akufo-Addo’s 18th COVID-19 update to Ghanaians [Full speech] CNR
    The President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, October 18, 2020, gave another update on Ghana’s enhanced response to the Coronavirus pandemic. In that 18th address, he announced that tertiary institutions in the country will resume normal school activities in January 2021. The President also lifted the limit on the number of persons allowed to attend conferences, workshops and award ceremonies. ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON UPDATES TO GHANA’S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ON SUNDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2020 Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. I am speaking to you tonight from ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Limit on number of persons allowed at conferences lifted CNR
    The limit on the number of persons allowed to attend conferences has been lifted. President Akufo-Addo made the announcement during his eighteenth COVID-19 update to the nation. “The limit on the number of persons who can attend conferences, workshops and award events, has been lifted, subject to the strict adherence of COVID-19 protocols.” This is in accordance with the strategic, controlled, progressive, and safe easing of restrictions to restore the lives of Ghanaians and the economy back to normal, according to the President. During the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana, the government banned all public gatherings ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Tertiary institutions to resume in January 2021 CNR
    Tertiary schools in the country will resume normal school activities in January 2021. President Nana Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday, October 18, 2020, said the academic year will begin for new and continuing students. “SHS 2 and JHS 2 students are back in school, as are some students in tertiary institutions and colleges. Indeed, the academic year for new and continuing University students will commence from January 2021.” Schools had been closed since March 15, 2020, as part of the government’s measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus. Educational institutions were subsequently reopened in phases ... more
  • 2 days 18th Presidential Address on COVID-19 fight CNR
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has delivered his 18th address on Ghana’s fight against COVID-19. Among the key issues addressed was the continuation of the three-day period for COVID-19 PCR testing, and removal of restriction on the number of persons attending conferences, etc. Also, he stated that over 34,000 passengers have so far been tested at Kotoka International Airport. Citi97.3 · 18th Presidential Address on COVID-19 fight The post 18th Presidential Address on COVID-19 fight appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 2 days NPP begins search for late Yapei-Kusawgu parliamentary candidate’s replacement CNR
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has begun processes to find a replacement for its parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu in the Savannah Region. The replacement has become necessary because the party’s representative for the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency in the upcoming 2020 parliamentary polls, Abu Kamara, died in a car crash last Friday while returning to Tamale after inspecting a project in the constituency. In a statement, the NPP said it has tasked its National Steering Committee to work towards getting a nomination for the constituency in line with the party’s regulation. “The National Executive Committee also, in accordance ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Over 30,000 passengers tested so far at KIA – Nana Addo CNR
    More than 30,000 passengers who travelled by flight into Ghana have undergone COVID-19 testing following the reopening of the Kotoka International Airport six weeks ago. This was disclosed by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his 18th update on the country’s enhanced response to the pandemic on Sunday, October 18, 2020. He further indicated that out of the number tested, only 92 have been positive. He said the affected persons are asymptomatic. “Following the provision of testing facilities, which ensure the speed and accuracy of COVID-19 testing, Kotoka International Airport was reopened on 1st September 2020. It has been six weeks ... more
  • 2 days Vote massively for NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Akwatia – Kennedy Agyapong to residents CNR
    The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has urged residents of Akwatia especially New Patriotic Party sympathizers to eschew all differences and rally behind the party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Ernest Kumi. There are reports that most of the residents in Akwatia are unhappy with happenings in the constituency especially the decision by the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey, not to contest as an independent candidate as earlier suggested. The MP for the area became popular during the 2016 elections after she unseated the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate, Baba ... more
  • 2 days Engage women and PWDs in election activities – Otiko Djaba CNR
    A former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has called on the Electoral Commission to engage women and Persons Living with Disability (PWDs) as temporary staff for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. According to her, the move will be a step in the right direction. Speaking to Citi News, Mrs. Djaba stated that women and people with disabilities collectively make up a majority of voters. She added that despite the statistics, they are overlooked. “Women who have registered to vote for this 2020 election are 51.7%. Persons with a disability who have registered are ... more
  • 2 days Shots fired at Nigerian governor during protest CNR
    The governor of Nigeria’s Osun state has escaped what officials call an “assassination attempt” when armed people attacked anti-police brutality protesters in the state capital Osogbo. After marching with the protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was addressing them when shots were fired. Mr Oyetola was not hurt but some of his aides were wounded. Nigeria has been rocked by more than two weeks of protests against the Sars police unit. Its officers are accused of extortion, torture and murder. The government has promised to disband Sars (Special Anti Robbery Squad) but this has not satisfied the protesters, who have now ... more
  • 2 days AfCFTA to commence on January 1, 2021 as planned – Secretary-General CNR
    Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), says the continental trade regime will take off as planned on January 1, 2021. He said the AfCFTA Secretariat was targeting January 2021 for the commencement of the implementation of the free trade agreement following its postponement due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Mene said this when he and his team from the AfCFTA Secretariat met the media ahead of engagement with the diplomatic community from the Africa Member States based in Accra. He said within 15 years of the implementation of the agreement, ... more
  • 2 days V/R: Gbefi residents allegedly attack Kpando police officers; free suspect CNR
    Residents of Gbefi in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region have allegedly attacked police officers from the Kpando Command and freed a suspect who was arrested to assist in investigations in a threat of murder case. The incident according to Citi News sources allegedly occurred in the presence of the Chief of the area, DSP Hilarious Avornyo who doubles as the Commander of the Anfoega District of the Ghana Police Service. According to Citi News Sources in the area, an indigene of Gbefi who is a resident abroad reported to the police on Sunday morning about a threat ... more
  • 2 days Dr. Nsiah Asare donates motorbikes to Ahafo Ano North constituency CNR
    Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Presidential Advisor on Health has donated four motorbikes and 15 bales of clothes to support the campaign activities of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ahafo Ano North. The donation was received by Member of Parliament and NPP parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Suleman Adamu Sanid, on behalf of the constituency. The campaign team, the MCE and the constituency executives expressed their gratitude to Dr Nsiah-Asare for his unceasing support to the constituency. During the presentation, Dr Nsiah-Asare said his support to the constituency will continue to strengthen the activities in Ahafo Ano ... more
  • 2 days NPP confirms wife of slain Mfantseman MP as parliamentary candidate CNR
    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has confirmed Mrs. Ophelia Hayford as the 2020 parliamentary candidate of the party in the Mfantseman constituency of the Central Region. Mrs. Ophelia Hayford replaces her late husband, Ekow Kwansah Hayford, who was the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman constituency until he met his untimely death following his gruesome killing by some unknown assailants on Friday, October 9, 2020. This decision was taken by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at its meeting on Sunday, October 18, 2020, in line with Article 12 of the NPP Constitution. The party also said it had ... more
  • 2 days Citi Trends to host debate on using Facebook and Twitter for political campaigns CNR
    On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, there will be a hot debate on Citi FM’s technology show, Citi Trends. The debate will be on the topic, “Facebook and Twitter, which is more effective as a political instrument?” There will be two debators in the studio, one arguing for Facebook, and the other arguing for Twitter. Their responsibility, on the night, will be to convince a panel of judges and the listeners of the show, which of the two platforms is the best political instrument. Citi Trends is hosted by Philip Kofi Ashon, and airs every Tuesday night, at 7pm, only ... more
  • 2 days Post-COVID-19 education: Will using mobile devices in high schools be realistic? [Article] CNR
    On July 8, 2020, the management of the Mount Sinai high school in Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern region of Ghana reportedly expelled three final year students for using mobile phones in school. The expulsion was because the act is against the rules and regulations of the school ( July 8, 2020). Again, in 2018, authorities of the Damango senior high school in the West Gonja District of the Northern region threatened to expel students using mobile phones in schools. In this case, the reason was because of the abysmal performance of students in West African senior secondary school ... more
  • 2 days Jordan Ayew tests positive for Coronavirus CNR
    Ghana international, Jordan Ayew has tested positive for Coronavirus after Crystal Palace’s manager, Roy Hodgson confirmed the news on Sunday. Hodgson revealed this to journalists following Palace’s 1-1 draw with Brighton in the Premier League. Ayew, 29, did not make the team for the clash against Brighton and it seems his positive test for COVID-19 is the reason behind his omission from the team list.   Sadly, I have tested positive for Covid-19 & have begun my quarantine in line with the health guidance. Thankfully, I am feeling fine & do not have any symptoms I will ... more
  • 2 days Government to hold two-day conference on implementation of AfCFTA CNR
    The government will from Tuesday, October 20, hold a 2-day national conference on the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. The conference which is being hosted jointly by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and the National AfCFTA Coordination Office, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) will be under the theme, “Empowering Ghanaian Businesses to harness the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement under the framework of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS).” A statement from the Ministry on the subject said, “the National ... more
  • 2 days Mahama begins Western Region tour on Monday CNR
    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama will from Monday, October 19, 2020, begin a four-day campaign tour of the Western Region. The Western Regional Organizer of the NDC, Japhet Baidoo highlighting the former president’s itinerary to Citi News said the four-day campaign tour will take him to all the 17 constituencies of the Western Region. “In all the 17 constituencies, the flagbearer will address mini public gatherings of chiefs and people, meet various identifiable groups, visit traditional leaders and more importantly do his door-to-door campaign.” “He is expected to start his campaign with a ... more
  • 2 days Upper Denkyira East: NPP supporters angry as unknown persons deface party posters CNR
    Tension is brewing at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Upper Denkyira East constituency of the Central Region as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accusing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of organizing people to deface campaign posters and billboards belonging to the NPP’s parliamentary candidate, Festus Awuah. The unknown persons defaced the posters and banners of the NPP candidate with dirty oil in the early hours of Sunday, October 18. The campaign posters were placed at vantage points in the constituency. This situation has sparked some tension in the town with some NPP supporters threatening to disrupt the visit ... more
  • 2 days The church must influence society to stay relevant – Rev. Emil Clad CNR
    Senior pastor of the Christ Tower of Grace, Rev. Emil Clad, has called on the church to give meaning to Jesus’ words that Christians “are the salt of the earth,” if they are to remain relevant to society. According to him, the church has a responsibility to provide leadership and be the society’s standard for morality and how life must be lived according to purpose. “The church will lose relevance if it cannot provide leadership to the world. The world is looking up to God and the church for answers, we cannot disappoint,” the senior pastor observed. Rev. Emil ... more
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