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  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo excited over suspension of parliamentary complex project CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo is happy over Parliament’s decision to suspend the building of a new parliamentary chamber complex. This comes after the massive pressure from Ghanaians for Parliament to boycott the decision. Some groups had even planned to stage a demonstration to express their displeasure over the decision. Speaking on the issue for the first time when he addressed the Ghanaian community in France, President Akufo-Addo said he is happy the project had been put on hold. “I am happy to announce to you that, the latest controversy in Accra has also been brought to a conclusion. This is just ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana Institute of Architects to sue gov’t over lack of board CNR
    The Ghana Institute of Architects is calling on the government to immediately take steps to constitute a board for the Architectural Registration Council (ARC) which they say has been inactive since 2017. In a statement, the Institute said it will be forced to take legal action if the government does not act by the end of July 2019.  According to the Institute, the non-existence of a functioning board for the Architectural Registration Council is affecting their activities. “Steps must be taken by the Government to ensure that the ARC Board is put in place immediately. This will avert the reoccurrence ... more
  • 2 weeks Voter registration: C’ttee to probe eligibility of 689 applicants challenged in A/R CNR
    A committee has been set up in the Ashanti Region, to look into the registration of 689 applicants whose registrations were challenged. This is according to the Ashanti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Benjamin Bannor Bio. “For the first 20 days, we registered 190,872 applicants in the Ashanti region. Out of this number 689 have been challenged and most of the challenge cases were based on the legal age factor (People below 18 years) and that constitute 71% of the people who have been challenged. We have the district registration review committee that is currently sitting and they are ... more
  • 2 weeks Kumasi: Seven injured after clash over land at dagomba line CNR
    About seven persons have sustained various degrees of injuries after a clash at Dagomba Line near Asawase in the Ashanti Region over a land dispute. More than 100 persons have also been displaced after a fire was set to some structures and some properties were vandalized. Narrating the incident to Citi News, some affected persons said they were asked to leave the area by a man who claims the land belongs but they resisted. “We don’t know where to sleep. Some of them went to the market but just because of that, they returned. Some of them are packing their ... more
  • 2 weeks Thousands join ‘kum yɛn prɛko’ demonstration [Photos] CNR
    Thousands of members of the Coalition for Social Justice are currently embarking on a demonstration in Accra dubbed “Kum yɛn prɛko.” The protest is to register their displeasure over what they have termed as ‘severe hardship’ in the country. Groups participating in the demonstration include the Minority caucus in Parliament, the Greater Accra Market Women Association, the Concerned Drivers Union, True Drivers Union, Free Media Vanguard, Coalition for National Sovereignty, Disgruntled Menzgold Customers and the Unpaid Customers of Gold Coast Fund Management. These groups are among other things, raising concerns about what they term as ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘I wasn’t elected on deceit; I’m fulfilling my promises’ – Nana Addo CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that his administration is on course fulfilling the many promises it made to the Ghanaian electorate, in the run-up to the 2016 elections. Addressing members of the Ghanaian community resident in France on Monday, 8th July, 2019, as part of his official visit to that country, President Akufo-Addo indicated that, over the course of the last two and a half years in office, his government has fulfilled a considerable number of the promises made. President Akufo-Addo said he did not come into office to deceive Ghanaians. “We are two and half years into a 4-year ... more
  • 2 weeks New education reforms on course; no room for cynicism [Article] CNR -Opinion
    It is a fact universally acknowledged that change will encounter resistance, particularly from those who stand to benefit from the maintenance of the status quo. That is to be expected. All reforms create winners and losers. Public policy, fairly conducted, is an exercise in ensuring that all change creates more winners than losers and where possible losers compensated with alternatives that do not threaten the purpose of the reforms. The last two-and-half years have seen unprecedented efforts to create a mass of winners as never before seen in this country’s educational sector. The Free Senior High School policy may get ... more
  • 2 weeks Resolve the looming energy crisis [Article] CNR -Opinion
    If there is one thing the good people of this country would want to be guaranteed of for the rest of their lives, it will, without any hesitation whatsoever, be the supply of uninterrupted power supply for all categories of consumers. Load-shedding (or its euphemism, power management) or, better still, ‘dumsor’, as it is popularly known, is something everybody would forever wish away because its effects have been simply phenomenal. Indeed, the severest and prolonged power crisis in Ghana between 2012 and 2015 under former President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had a debilitating impact on labour ... more
  • 2 weeks DropThatChamber demo to come off despite suspension of project – Group CNR
    The convener of the group pushing for the termination of plans to construct a new chamber complex for Parliament, Rasheeda Adams, has said the group’s planned demonstration on July 13 will be held despite the decision to put the project on hold. The group, Economic Fighters League, pushing the #DropThatChamber campaign, says it wants the legislative body to completely cancel that idea. After heightened opposition by many Ghanaians to the idea, Parliament on Monday put on hold plans to put up the 200 million dollar 450-seater capacity complex. But Rasheeda Adams said it was not enough for Parliament to say ... more
  • 2 weeks DropThatChamber protesters suspend planned demo after Parliament U-turn CNR
    Organizers of the planned DropThatChamber demonstration have suspended the protest. This follows Parliament’s written statement to announce the shelving of the proposed construction of an estimated $200 million parliamentary complex. The group’s demonstration was to impress upon parliament to back down on the plan which they said was not a priority. The convener of the group, Rasheeda Adams, told Citi News that Parliament’s statement that the planned construction has been put on hold is not satisfactory. In a statement however, she said the planned demonstration has been suspended. “Following the suspension of the Parliamentary enclave project, the #2millionMarch movement ... more
  • 2 weeks DropThatChamber demo to come off despite suspension of project – Group CNR -Politics
    The convener of the group pushing for the termination of plans to construct a new chamber complex for Parliament, Rasheeda Adams, has said the group’s planned demonstration on July 13 will be held despite the decision to put the project on hold. The group, Economic Fighters League, pushing the #DropThatChamber campaign, says it wants the legislative body to completely cancel that idea. After heightened opposition by many Ghanaians to the idea, Parliament on Monday put on hold plans to put up the 200 million dollar 450-seater capacity complex. But Rasheeda Adams said it was not enough for Parliament to say ... more
  • 2 weeks Don’t just be host country, benefit from AfCFTA – Group to Ghana CNR -Biz
    An independent non-profit international research and advocacy organization, Third World Network Africa has charged government to focus on building a strong negotiation position, in order to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This comes a few days after Ghana was selected as the host country for the secretariat of the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. Expected to start operations by March 2020, it will cover a market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across the 54 Member States of the African ... more
  • 2 weeks Don’t just be host country, benefit from AfCFTA – Group to Ghana CNR
    An independent non-profit international research and advocacy organization, Third World Network Africa has charged government to focus on building a strong negotiation position, in order to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This comes a few days after Ghana was selected as the host country for the secretariat of the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. Expected to start operations by March 2020, it will cover a market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across the 54 Member States of the African ... more
  • 2 weeks #AFCONonCiti: Kwesi Appiah blames absence of VAR for Ghana exit CNR
    Ghana head coach, Kwesi Appiah, believes there would have been a different outcome to their AFCON round of 16 tie against Tunisia if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was being implemented at this stage of the competition. Andre Ayew had a goal ruled out in the first half after the referee adjudged Thomas Partey to have handled the ball before setting it to his captain for the back heel finish. Replays showed the ball came off Partey’s chest, sparking confusion on why the referee disallowed the goal. CAF decided before the tournament to only use the VAR from the ... more
  • 2 weeks #AFCONonCiti: Kwesi Appiah blames absence of VAR for Ghana exit CNR -Sports
    Ghana head coach, Kwesi Appiah, believes there would have been a different outcome to their AFCON round of 16 tie against Tunisia if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was being implemented at this stage of the competition. Andre Ayew had a goal ruled out in the first half after the referee adjudged Thomas Partey to have handled the ball before setting it to his captain for the back heel finish. Replays showed the ball came off Partey’s chest, sparking confusion on why the referee disallowed the goal. CAF decided before the tournament to only use the VAR from the ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Black Stars will bounce back’ – Disappointed Akufo-Addo hopeful CNR -Sports
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his disappointment following the exit of the senior national male soccer team, the Black Stars from the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. The President, however, believes that the team will “bounce back.” “Like most Ghanaians, I am gutted by the exit of the Black Stars at AFCON 2019. I wish the team better luck next time. I am confident they will bounce back even stronger, and make all of us proud once again,” he posted on Twitter. The Black Stars on Monday were knocked out of the tournament by Tunisia ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Black Stars will bounce back’ – Disappointed Akufo-Addo hopeful CNR
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his disappointment following the exit of the senior national male soccer team, the Black Stars from the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. The President, however, believes that the team will “bounce back.” “Like most Ghanaians, I am gutted by the exit of the Black Stars at AFCON 2019. I wish the team better luck next time. I am confident they will bounce back even stronger, and make all of us proud once again,” he posted on Twitter. The Black Stars on Monday were knocked out of the tournament by Tunisia ... more
  • 2 weeks Group to stage ‘Kum yɛn prɛko’ demonstration today CNR
    Members of a pro-opposition group, the Coalition for Social Justice, will hit the streets today [Tuesday] in a demonstration dubbed “Kum Yen Preko” to register their displeasure over what they term as severe hardship in the country. Members of the group are raising concerns with regards to insecurity, attack on media freedom among others. The Minority caucus in Parliament is expected to join the Greater Accra Market Women Association, the Concerned Drivers Union, True Drivers Union, Free Media Vanguard, the Coalition for National Sovereignty, disgruntled MenzGold customers, unpaid customers of Gold Coast Fund Management and other political parties collectively known ... more
  • 2 weeks Group to stage ‘Kum yɛn prɛko’ demonstration today CNR -Politics
    Members of a pro-opposition group, the Coalition for Social Justice, will hit the streets today [Tuesday] in a demonstration dubbed “Kum Yen Preko” to register their displeasure over what they term as severe hardship in the country. Members of the group are raising concerns with regards to insecurity, attack on media freedom among others. The Minority caucus in Parliament is expected to join the Greater Accra Market Women Association, the Concerned Drivers Union, True Drivers Union, Free Media Vanguard, the Coalition for National Sovereignty, disgruntled MenzGold customers, unpaid customers of Gold Coast Fund Management and other political parties collectively known ... more
  • 2 weeks Military High Command probes soldier criticizing new Parliament chamber CNR
    The Military High Command has launched an investigation into a viral video in which a serving Military Officer is seen threatening President Nana Akufo-Addo over plans by Parliament to construct a new complex. The soldier, one Lance Corporal Wassa criticised moves by Parliament to construct a new complex. The officer is heard in the video appealing to President Akufo-Addo not to support the plan. He described calls for the construction of a new chamber as selfish on the part of Parliamentarians. The Deputy Defense Minister, Major (Rtd) Derrick Oduro told Citi News the investigation will determine the punishment to be ... more
  • 2 weeks Over 500,000 Ghana cards ready for distribution in Accra – NIA CNR
    A total of 581, 767 Ghana cards are yet to be issued by the National Identification Authority after the end of the registration process in the Greater Accra Region. The outstanding cards which were not given to the applicants due to internet connectivity have now been printed and are due for collection in two zones — the Accra West and Accra East. In a statement to announce the official end of the mass registration exercise which began on April 29, in the Greater Accra Region, the NIA said 1,972,692 qualified Ghanaians were successfully registered. Applicants who registered in these two ... more
  • 2 weeks #AFCONonCiti: Black Stars dumped out of AFCON on penalties by Tunisia CNR
    The Black Stars have been knocked out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations by Tunisia after a dramatic shootout which saw Caleb Ekuban’s penalty saved. The match was decided on spot-kicks after it finished 1-1 after extra-time. Tunisia took the lead after Taha Khenissi’s shot went in off the post but the Black Stars levelled in stoppage time as Rami Bedoui headed into his own net to force the match into extra time. With neither side able to find a winner in the 30 minutes, the match went to penalties with Caleb Ekuban’s miss proving costly for the Black ... more
  • 2 weeks #AFCONonCiti: Black Stars dumped out of AFCON on penalties by Tunisia CNR -Sports
    The Black Stars have been knocked out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations by Tunisia after a dramatic shootout which saw Caleb Ekuban’s penalty saved. The match was decided on spot-kicks after it finished 1-1 after extra-time. Tunisia took the lead after Taha Khenissi’s shot went in off the post but the Black Stars levelled in stoppage time as Rami Bedoui headed into his own net to force the match into extra time. With neither side able to find a winner in the 30 minutes, the match went to penalties with Caleb Ekuban’s miss proving costly for the Black ... more
  • 2 weeks Parliament drops new chamber plans from ‘present agenda’ CNR -Politics
    Parliament has put on hold its decision to construct a new chamber following intense pressure from Ghanaians. “The board, has, upon reviewing presentations made to it by well-meaning Ghanaians, accordingly taken the development out of its present agenda,” a statement from Parliament said. But the statement left open the possibility of Parliament returning to this proposed project which it says will “serve the purpose of Parliament.” “The development of the Parliamentary enclave and a new chamber bock and offices shall, however, remain an essential an integral part of the future plans of the Legislature in a bid to ... more
  • 2 weeks Parliament drops new chamber plans from ‘present agenda’ CNR
    Parliament has put on hold its decision to construct a 450-seater parliamentary chamber following intense pressure from Ghanaians. “The board, has, upon reviewing presentations made to it by well-meaning Ghanaians, accordingly taken the development out of its present agenda,” a statement from Parliament said. But the statement left open the possibility of Parliament returning to this proposed project which it says will “serve the purpose of Parliament. “The development of the Parliamentary enclave and a new chamber bock and offices shall, however, remain an essential an integral part of the future plans of the Legislature in a bid ... more
  • 2 weeks N/R: Gunshots fired during extended limited voter registration CNR
    There was firing of gunshots at the Tamale metro office of the Electoral Commission on Monday during the limited registration exercise. The shots according to reports were to disperse the last batch of persons who were due to register. Although the exercise came to an end last Sunday, persons who were already in the queue were given chits to be attended to the following day. It has been alleged that some youth of the area carried out the shootings. A registration official explained that, a disagreement between two feuding factions over whether one man could register or not led to ... more
  • 2 weeks Nine districts suspended from distributing PFJ fertilizers over alleged smuggling CNR
    The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has suspended nine Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the four regions of the north from engaging in the retail, haulage, and distribution of subsidised fertilizers under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. According to the Ministry, the action has been necessitated by constant reports of infractions, misappropriations and alleged smuggling of subsidized fertilizers to neighboring countries. The affected districts are Bawku Municipal, Bawku West,  Garu District, Pusiga and Tempane Districts in the Upper East Region, Chereponi in the Northern Region and Saboba District in the North East Region. The rest are ... more
  • 2 weeks Tourism Minister ‘silent’ on real cost of 2018 AFRIMA hosting deal CNR -LS
    The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has been tight-lipped on the actual cost of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) which was held in Ghana in 2018. Last week, the Minister told Atinka TV in an interview that contrary to earlier information that Ghana committed $4.5 million to host AFRIMA for three years, the government only paid ‘something little’ for the programmes. “We didn’t pay $4.5 million. That amount was what was proposed but we paid them ‘something little’ and we took care of the arrangement cost. We only paid what would give us the right ... more
  • 2 weeks Don’t foment trouble at ‘Kum Yen Preko’ demo – Police warn CNR
    The Police Service has cautioned persons intending to take advantage of a demonstration by the Coalition For Social Justice to foment trouble to reconsider their decision. The Police in a statement indicated that individuals planning to disrupt the exercise will not be able to do so as the Police Service had devised measures to ensure that the protest is successfully staged. The group is protesting against the luxury vehicle levy. Over the past few days, the Vehicle and Assets Dealers Association of Ghana (VADAG) and other associations in the automobile industry have complained about the vehicle levy tax introduced by ... more
  • 2 weeks We’re not indebted to Power Producers – PDS CNR
    Power Distribution Services (PDS) company has refuted assertions it owes some six Independent Power Producers (IPPs) huge sums of monies. The IPPs, which currently supply about 1,500 megawatts of electricity threatened to shut down their plants if PDS fails to settle debts amounting to over $700 million within eight working days. But in a statement, PDS, which took over power distribution from the Electricity Company of Ghana, said it had no contractual agreement with the IPPs. “PDS wishes to put on record that under the concession arrangement, PDS has signed a Bulk Supply Agreement with ECG to purchase power from ... more
  • 2 weeks C/R: Petty traders fume over decongestion exercise CNR
    The Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly has embarked on a decongestion exercise at Kasoa in the Central Region, to drive away petty traders who sell on the shoulders of the streets. As part of the decongestion exercise, a task force from the Assembly destroyed the properties of some of the petty traders at 3:00 am on Monday dawn. Some of the traders who spoke to Citi News angrily explained that the Assembly collected Five Hundred Ghana Cedis from each petty trader with the promise to construct sheds for their activities, but failed to honour it. One of the traders ... more
  • 2 weeks Huge debt to Independent power producers could cause ‘dumsor’ – CIPDIB warns CNR -Biz
    The Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers, CIPDIB, has warned that power consumers could be faced with severe power outages in the next few days if the Power Distribution Services (PDS) fails to pay its huge debt to the Independent Power Producers (IPPs). A statement issued and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of CIPDIB, Mr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, urged the government through the Ministry of Energy to compel PDS to expressly pay all accumulated invoices to the IPPs within the next seven days. The statement further urged the government to not only make PDS pay its debts ... more
  • 2 weeks AfCFTA Secretariat to begin operations by March 2020 – Trade Ministry CNR
    The secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to begin operations in March 2020. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen said he said both the physical and soft infrastructure will be installed by then. He also said recruitment for the Secretariat will begin by the end of 2019. “Part of the decision that has been made now is by the end of December this year, the process of recruiting the new director General would have been recruited along with the other staff that will be required and by March 2020, it should be operational.” ... more
  • 2 weeks AfCFTA Secretariat to begin operations by March 2020 – Trade Ministry CNR -Biz
    The secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to begin operations in March 2020. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen said both the physical and soft infrastructure will be installed by then. He also said recruitment for the Secretariat will begin by the end of 2019. “Part of the decision that has been made now is by the end of December this year, the process of recruiting the new director General would have been recruited along with the other staff that will be required and by March 2020, it should be operational.” Ghana has ... more
  • 2 weeks We’re committed to providing digital and technological solutions to mining industry – Vodafone CNR -Biz
    Vodafone has pledged an overwhelming commitment to the mining industry in Ghana, as the digital economy enters a new phase of growth. With the emergence of the Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and other new age technologies, several industries are taking full advantage in order to win in the marketplace. Vodafone’s partnership with the mining industry has been one of consistent innovation and growth; co-creating some of the industry’s most innovative technology solutions. The company has also been instrumental in transforming the sector to make it more efficient and safer with new tools. At a recent mining summit in Accra, ... more
  • 2 weeks NIA misses registration target in Accra CNR
    The National Identification Authority (NIA) has missed its registration target in the Greater Accra Region. The Authority says it was 100,000 short of its 2.3 million target for the capital. The mass registration exercise in the Greater Accra Region ended on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, Head of Corporate Affairs at the NIA, Francis Palmdeti said they were able to register about 1.9 million people in Ghana. “We completed [the exercise] on Saturday. We are also aware that from the onset we said we were looking at hitting 80% of the estimated population, ... more
  • 2 weeks Tourism Ministry to use Miss Ghana queens as ambassadors – Minister CNR -LS
    The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has disclosed that the ministry will be tasking the new Miss Ghana queens as tourism ambassadors. She told Citi News in an interview on the sidelines of Miss Ghana 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City on Saturday that the winners of the contestant would be needed by the ministry to project the country’s cultural heritage. “For us as the tourism industry, we also intend to use some of these ladies as tourism ambassadors. Because as you participate in the event, you have to demonstrate what your culture is ... more
  • 2 weeks Limited voter registration exercise won’t be extended – EC CNR
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has rejected calls for an extension of the limited voter registration exercise. According to the Commission, it will only register persons who were in queues before the closing period on Sunday but were not able to register. Deputy Chairman at the EC in Charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare in a Citi News interview said that the commission will allow such persons to be registered today, Monday and Tuesday. “[On a possible extension] No it is not going to happen. What the commission has done has to do with the fact that some people ... more
  • 2 weeks Limited voter registration exercise won’t be extended – EC CNR -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has rejected calls for an extension of the limited voter registration exercise. According to the Commission, it will only register persons who were in queues before the closing period on Sunday but were not able to register. Deputy Chairman at the EC in Charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare in a Citi News interview said that the commission will allow such persons to be registered today, Monday and Tuesday. “[On a possible extension] No it is not going to happen. What the commission has done has to do with the fact that some people ... more
  • 2 weeks Energy Minister directed to meet IPPs over $700m debt CNR -Biz
    The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has been directed by government to engage the six Independent Power Producers (IPPs) threatening to shut down their plants over debts owed them. Six IPPs said PDS owes them over $700 million and will be forced to shut down their plants that supply the country 1,500 megawatts of electricity if the payments are not made. The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on the Citi Breakfast Show said government has asked Amewu to immediately meet with the managers of PDS and the IPPs to find a way around the issue. According to the Minister ... more
  • 2 weeks Energy Minister directed to meet IPPs over $700m debt CNR
    The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has been directed by government to engage the six Independent Power Producers (IPPs) threatening to shut down their plants over debts owed them. Six IPPs said PDS owes them over $700 million and will be forced to shut down their plants that supply the country 1,500 megawatts of electricity if the payments are not made. The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on the Citi Breakfast Show said government has asked Amewu to immediately meet with the managers of PDS and the IPPs to find a way around the issue. According to the Minister ... more
  • 2 weeks Foga Nukunu to contest NDC Ketu South parliamentary primaries CNR
    Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Youth Organiser for the Duta Electoral Area, Foga Nukunu says he will contest in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries in Ketu South constituency of the Volta Region. He made the declaration in a statement on Monday, June 8, 2019. Born in Aflao Agbawoeme in Duta Electoral Area, Mr. Foga is convinced that he will be the ideal man to organise members to win power for the NDC in that area. “I am of the strongest believe that I will be the perfect choice of the party because my choice will encourage branch executives and ... more
  • 2 weeks Foga Nukunu to contest NDC Ketu South parliamentary primaries CNR -Politics
    Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Youth Organiser for Ketu South, Foga Nukunu says he will contest in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries in Ketu South constituency of the Volta Region. He made the declaration in a statement on Monday, June 8, 2019. Born in Aflao Agbawoeme in Duta Electoral Area, Mr. Foga is convinced that he will be the ideal man to organise members to win power for the NDC in that area. “I am of the strongest believe that I will be the perfect choice of the party because my choice will encourage branch executives and the grassroots ... more
  • 2 weeks Kwaku Boahen’s request for dismissal of case against him thrown out CNR
    An application by lawyers for a Deputy Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen, requesting for charges against their client to be struck out has been dismissed by a High Court in Accra. Kwaku Boahen is facing a criminal charge of conspiracy to cause harm alongside the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu for their alleged plot to cause insecurity in the country after the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Mr. Boahen’s lawyers in their application insisted that the evidence filed by the prosecutors fails to satisfy the charge of conspiracy brought against their client. But ... more
  • 2 weeks Kwaku Boahen’s request for dismissal of case against him thrown out CNR -Politics
    An application by lawyers for a Deputy Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen, requesting for charges against their client to be struck out has been dismissed by a High Court in Accra. Kwaku Boahen is facing a criminal charge of conspiracy to cause harm alongside the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu for their alleged plot to cause insecurity in the country after the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Mr. Boahen’s lawyers in their application insisted that the evidence filed by the prosecutors fails to satisfy the charge of conspiracy brought against their client. But ... more
  • 2 weeks ModernGhana saga: Gov’t to act after Nat’l Security’s probe – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says Government is awaiting the internal investigations by the National Security on the arrest of two journalists with online news portal modernghana.com before officially commenting on the matter. Government has come under heavy criticism with calls for the dismissal or resignation of the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah because of its silence on the arrest and alleged torture of the journalists. Although the National Security Council Secretariat has admitted the arrest of the journalists, it has however denied the torture claims. But in what appears to be a clarification on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. ... more
  • 2 weeks Meet Idara, contestant of 2019 Citi TV’s Voice Factory CNR -LS
    As the date for the performance episodes of Citi TV’s music talent discovery show, Voice Factory draws nearer, the contestants are girding up to prove their worth. Idara is one of the contestants and she is determined to go home with the ultimate prize. Born Sandra Ntiful Idara, the 21-year-old singer is a graduate of Sammo Otoo Senior High School in Cape Coast. She loves singing, swimming, cooking and designing. Idara believes that Voice Factory is a great platform for her to prove to the world the music talent she has been blessed with. The other contestants of this ... more
  • 2 weeks AG drops charges against Western Togoland secessionists CNR
    The Attorney General has withdrawn all charges brought against the nine members of Homeland Study Group Foundation who were allegedly working for the secession of the Volta Region from Ghana. Appearing before the court presided over by three judges, Winnifred Sarpong, a senior State Attorney told the court that they have been instructed to withdraw the case against the nine. The accused persons were facing charges of treason, abetment of unlawful assembly and offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace. The accused persons are Mr Bisa Akorli, 54, Mr Kofi Dzereke, 39, Mr Thompson Tsigbe, 58, Mr Benjamin Agbadzada, ... more
  • 2 weeks New parliamentary chamber plan dropped after backlash CNR
    Parliament has put on hold its decision to construct a 450-seater parliamentary chamber, following intense pressure from Ghanaians. Acting Director of Public Affairs in Parliament, Kate Addo who confirmed the decision said the parliamentary board will give more details on the move later. “Parliament is aware of the concerns in the public space. Parliament represents the people and therefore has to be mindful of the people’s concerns. And so because of that, everything is on hold. The board will meet today and they will come out with a decision on the matter but we expect that the decision ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo takes one-week annual leave beginning Thursday CNR
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will take one-week leave as part of his annual leave of absence beginning Thursday, June 11, 2019. According to a statement from the Presidency, Akufo-Addo will take the leave after his trips to Niger and France. He left Ghana for Niger on Saturday where he led the country’s delegation to the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union to officially launch the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). From Niger, Akufo-Addo will leave for France later on Monday to begin a 3-day official visit to that country. The trip to ... more
  • 2 weeks #WAI: Tarkwa Nsuaem MP given hot chase, nabbed for road traffic offence CNR -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker is the second legislator to be caught driving in the middle of the road to beat traffic in Citi TV’s ongoing War Against Indiscipline campaign. The MP, who holds an MSc in Oil and Gas Mangement from the University of Plymouth in the UK, failed to stop when Police caught him flouting road traffic rules on the Spintex road on Monday morning. He was given a hot chase, stopped and eventually processed for court. Unlike his Kade counterpart, Mr. Duker confined himself in his tainted 4X4 vehicle ... more
  • 2 weeks Rwanda’s Kagame congratulates Ghana for winning AfCFTA Secretariat bid CNR
    President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has congratulated Ghana for winning the bid to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He said he fully endorses the choice of Ghana for the secretariat. Mr. Kagame made the disclosure in a Facebook post on Sunday. I agree with the proposal of the Executive Council designating Ghana as our choice to host the AfCFTA Secretariat. I congratulate them as well. Ghana was selected to host the secretariat at the 12thAfrican Union Extraordinary Summit in Niamey, Niger over the weekend. Ghana beat competition from Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and ... more
  • 2 weeks Rwanda’s Kagame congratulates Ghana for wining AfCFTA Secretariat bid CNR
    President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has congratulated Ghana for winning the bid to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He said he fully endorses the choice of Ghana for the secretariat. Mr. Kagame made the disclosure in a Facebook post on Sunday. I agree with the proposal of the Executive Council designating Ghana as our choice to host the AfCFTA Secretariat. I congratulate them as well. Ghana was selected to host the secretariat at the 12thAfrican Union Extraordinary Summit in Niamey, Niger over the weekend. Ghana beat competition from Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and ... more
  • 2 weeks Limit tenure of MPs to three terms – Concerned Voters Movement CNR -Politics
    A group calling itself the Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) is calling for the amendment of Article 97 of the 1992 Constitution to limit the tenure of Members of Parliament to only three terms. “We are convinced 12 years in Parliament is more than enough to impart knowledge and experience of Parliamentary proceedings to the new entrants, who will succeed the old ones. We believe this will also help to create the platform for other persons to represent their people in Parliament,” CVM said in a statement signed by its Founder and President, Razak Kojo Opoku. According to CVM, the ... more
  • 2 weeks Pay us $700m or we’ll shut down – Power producers to gov’t  CNR -Biz
    Six Independent Power Producers (IPPs) which currently supply about 1,500 megawatts of electricity have threatened to shut down their plants if Power Distribution Services (PDS) Limited fails to settle debts amounting to over $700 million within eight working days. While acknowledging the negative impact a shutdown of power plants will have, they said they are left with no choice since they cannot continue to be saddled with huge debts. According to them, as at the time the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) was taken over by PDS, they were owed over $400 million. They said ever since PDS took ... more
  • 2 weeks Pay us $700m or we’ll shut down – Power producers to gov’t  CNR
    Six Independent Power Producers (IPPs) which currently supply about 1,500 megawatts of electricity have threatened to shut down their plants if Power Distribution Services (PDS) Limited fails to settle debts amounting to over $700 million within eight working days. While acknowledging the negative impact a shutdown of power plants will have, they said they are left with no choice since they cannot continue to be saddled with huge debts. According to them, as at the time the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) was taken over by PDS, they were owed over $400 million. They said ever since PDS took ... more
  • 2 weeks 10 fish landing sites to be constructed soon – Bawumia CNR -Biz
    The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has given a firm indication that government will soon build ten fish landing sites along the coastal areas of Ghana for the benefit of fishing communities. Dr. Bawumia made the announcement on Saturday when he joined the people of Elmina to celebrate the 2019 Edina Bakatue festival to mark the beginning of a fishing season. Celebrated under the theme, “Buy made in Ghana goods; use goods made in Ghana and promote jobs for the youth”, Dr. Bawumia lauded the paramount chief of Elmina, Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, and the chiefs and people of Elmina, ... more
  • 2 weeks Man, wife jailed 12 months for selling ‘wee’ toffees CNR
    A couple, Dodzi Addo Kumani, 39 years, and Doris Anoma, 28 years, have been jailed 12 months and 100 penalty units each, by the Ashaiman circuit court for selling marijuana toffees. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Nunoo-Mensah told the court that, Mrs Esther Addo, a 48-year-old resident of Ashaiman Official Town, on June 5, 2018, made an official complaint to the Police that she had been assaulted by the couple. The prosecutor explained that, the Police further gathered intelligence on the couple and it came to the fore that the couple were trading in illicit drugs in the area. He added ... more
  • 2 weeks Tafo Pankrono: Police investigate death of man allegedly brutalized by officers CNR
    Police in the Ashanti Region have begun investigations into circumstances that led to the death of a 35-year-old man at Tafo Pankrono. Relatives of the deceased besieged the Tafo Pankrono Divisional Police Command on Sunday accusing police officers of beating up Kofi Poku to death. The family claimed that Kofi Poku was chased by some officers on patrol at Tafo-Nhyaeso when he refused to stop when they asked him to stop. The family also claimed that the officers beat up Kofi Poku until he became unconscious. The victim was said to have been taken to the Tafo Government hospital ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana commits $10m to setting up African Free Trade Secretariat CNR -Biz
    Ghana has committed $10 million for the setting up of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This follows the selection of Ghana as host country for the Secretariat. Ghana beat off competition from Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal at the 12thAfrican Union Extraordinary Summit in Niamey, Niger last week The core mandate of the Secretariat will be to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which has since been ratified by 25 member states. It’s a privilege to host Secretariat President Akufo-Addo says it is a privilege for Ghana to host the Secretariat ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana commits $10m to setting up African Free Trade Secretariat CNR
    Ghana has committed $10 million for the setting up of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This follows the selection of Ghana as host country for the Secretariat. Ghana beat off competition from Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal at the 12thAfrican Union Extraordinary Summit in Niamey, Niger last week The core mandate of the Secretariat will be to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which has since been ratified by 25 member states. It’s a privilege to host Secretariat President Akufo-Addo says it is a privilege for Ghana to host the Secretariat ... more
  • 2 weeks Limited voter registration ends with calls for extension CNR
    The Electoral Commission on Sunday ended its limited voter registration exercise which commenced on June 17, 2019. The exercise was to register eligible Ghanaians from the age of 18 and above to enable them to partake in the upcoming referendum for the election of MMDCEs and the district level elections. However, the exercise did not go smoothly across all the centres as some network failures forced EC officials to switch from the online registration platform to register applicants offline, a situation which left many people unable to register. As a result, some of the prospective voters and the National Democratic ... more
  • 2 weeks Marian Ansah writes: Assault on reporters; Kan Dapaah must resign CNR -Opinion
    Ghana’s standing on media credentials has recently witnessed a declining trend. Nothing illustrates this better than the findings of the latest report on World Press Freedom Index. The report by Reporters Without Borders shows that Ghana slumped to position 27, compared to 23 in the preceding period. Her position has been taken by Namibia, which at position 23, now becomes Africa’s best-ranked country. Given the recent happenings within the media industry – the investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale’s gruesome murder, government’s poor handling of recent violent attacks on journalists, and the recent detention of two journalists with an online news portal ... more
  • 2 weeks Marian Ansah writes: Assault on reporters; Kan Dapaah must resign CNR
    Ghana’s standing on media credentials has recently witnessed a declining trend. Nothing illustrates this better than the findings of the latest report on World Press Freedom Index. The report by Reporters Without Borders shows that Ghana slumped to position 27, compared to 23 in the preceding period. Her position has been taken by Namibia, which at position 23, now becomes Africa’s best-ranked country. Given the recent happenings within the media industry – the investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale’s gruesome murder, government’s poor handling of recent violent attacks on journalists, and the recent detention of two journalists with an online news portal ... more
  • 2 weeks Damongo health workers demand written commitment before ending strike CNR
    The nurses on strike at the West Gonja Hospital in the Savannah Region are ready to call off their sit-down strike if management commits to addressing their grievances in writing. The group declared a sit-down strike last Monday over an allowance dispute. The nurses are proposing that 10 percent of their basic salary be paid to them as monthly allowances. The chairman for the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association at the hospital, Abdul Karim Issah told Citi News that management of the health facility has shown good faith in meeting their demands since the strike started. The conditions we ... more
  • 2 weeks Nana Addo must intervene in Modern Ghana saga – Senyo Hosi CNR
    A member of the OneGhana Movement, Senyo Hosi, has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to intervene in the alleged torture of the editor of news portal, modernghana.com by National Security operatives. Speaking on The Big Issue, Mr. Hosi said the President, as a human rights advocate “must ensure justice and fairness for the [journalists].” Mr. Hosi feels the National Security is currently engaged in damage control following the torture allegations. “This case would have been thrown out by the National Security. They are in a face-saving phase of the matter which does not help this country and I think the ... more
  • 2 weeks IFJ backs calls for probe into Modern Ghana journalist’s torture claims CNR
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined calls for an independent investigation into the arrest, detention, and alleged torture of Modern Ghana journalists. The Federation in a statement said the allegations needed to be taken seriously. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed its affiliate, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), in calling for an independent investigation into the arrest, detention, and alleged torture of journalists Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri and Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum. In the statement, the IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger, is quoted as saying: “the arbitrary arrest and torture of journalists for doing their job are very ... more
  • 2 weeks Group to petition CHRAJ over new parliamentary building CNR
    A group calling itself the Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) is expected to petition the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice to investigate what it calls a “gross inconsistency” in the procurement process regarding the construction of the 450-seater parliamentary chamber block. The group argued that details of the procurement process appear to be “shrouded in secrecy” given that “key stakeholders such as members of parliament were completely unaware of the project until the unveiling ceremony.” “There is the possibility that, the Public Procurement (Amended) 2016 Act, Act 914 may have been violated in the procurement process. Most ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana selected to host African Continental Free Trade CNR -Biz
    The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The decision was announced on Sunday, 7th July, 2019, at the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana beat off competition from Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal. The core mandate of the Secretariat will be to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which has since been ratified by 25 member states. In his acceptance speech, during the close session ... more
  • 2 weeks Scores storm Tafo police station; accuse officers of beating man to death CNR
    Relatives of a 35-year-old besieged the Tafo Pankrono Divisional Police Command on Sunday after they alleged that the man was beaten to death by some police officers there. The family claimed that Kofi Poku was chased by some officers on patrol at Tafo-Nhyaeso when he refused to stop when they asked him to stop. The family also claimed that the officers beat Kofi Poku up till he became unconscious. The victim was said to have been taken to the Tafo Government hospital and was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police called for ... more
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