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  • 5 months Miss Ghana 2019: 26 year-old Rebecca Kwabi crowned queen CNR -LS
    Twenty-six-year-old student of the Maureen Signature Institute, Rebecca Nana Adwoa Kwabi, has won the coveted crown of the 2019 edition of Miss Ghana beauty pageant. She won the envious title over eighteen (18) other contestants at a ceremony held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Apart from winning the ultimate title, Rebecca was also presented with Miss Photogenic, Best Skin, Miss Fitness and Top Model awards on the night. “I chose to be part of the revered Miss Ghana brand because I genuinely believe that over the years, it has been the quintessential springboard ... more
  • 5 months Nana Akufo-Addo jets off to AU summit, takes one-week leave CNR
      President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left the country on Saturday, 6th July, 2019, to lead the Ghanaian delegation to the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, being held in Niamey, the capital of the Republic of Niger. The Summit will officially launch the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), after it achieved maturity on 30th May, 2019, when the 22nd Member-State deposited its instrument of ratification at the AU Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ghana, on Sunday, 7th July, 2019, is expected to be announced as the host country for the ... more
  • 5 months Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder travels with squad for pre-season tour CNR -Sports
    Paul Pogba is in Manchester United’s travelling squad for the club’s four-match 18-day pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China. The France midfielder, 26, has been absent from training this week with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permission. There has been speculation about his long-term future this summer and in June, he said “now could be a good time to find a new challenge”. On Friday, agent Mino Raiola stated again that Pogba wants to leave United. Summer signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are also both in the travelling squad, as is Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move to ... more
  • 5 months NABCO initiative has employed 100,000 graduates – Nana Addo CNR
    President Akufo Addo says government is gradually addressing the issue of unemployment through initiatives such as the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO). Speaking at a meeting with the Ghanaian Diaspora in Accra, the President said about 100,000 graduates had been employed through the programme. He said Nurses and midwives had also been offered job opportunities under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. “In addressing the issues of unemployment, we have through the Nation Builders Corps initiative, put 100,000 graduates to work. Tens and tens of thousands of Nurses and midwives who had graduated between 2012 and 2016 and were sitting ... more
  • 5 months MD of Ghana Stock Exchange, Kofi Yamoah retires in October CNR -Biz
    The Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Mr. Kofi Yamoah is set to retire from his position later this year [October 2019]. Mr. Yamoah has worked at the Ghana Stock Exchange for about 29 years and was appointed Managing Director of the bourse in 2003. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Investment Banker by profession. He has an extensive executive training and study tours in many capital market institutions in Africa, Europe, the US and Asia. His career with the exchange dates back to the formative days of the Exchange in December 1990. He served in various capacities ... more
  • 5 months Parliament starts sitting on Mondays CNR
    Parliamentarians will start sitting on Mondays, commencing on Monday, 15th July, 2019. The sitting is to meet the constitutional requirements relating to the coming into force of the subsidiary legislations before the House. Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority presenting the Business Statement for the seventh week ending Friday, 12th July, 2019 noted that the Business Committee proposes that the House sits on Mondays, beginning on Monday, 15th July 2019. The information was to serve as a prior notice to all Members of Parliament (MPs) to aid in their planning for the weeks beginning Monday, 15th Monday, 22th and Monday, ... more
  • 5 months Will Facebook’s digital money be good for Africa? [Article] CNR -Opinion
    African journalist and technology writer, Andile Masuku, looks at what the launch of Facebook’s digital money could mean for Africa. From early next year, Facebook intends to let its two billion-odd users – more than 139 million of whom are in Africa – make digital payments through its apps and popular messaging service WhatsApp using a new crypto-currency called Libra. It could have profound implications for a continent which receives a huge amount of remittances – and is one of the least-banked regions of the world, something that has allowed for other innovations like mobile cash payments to take hold ... more
  • 5 months Egypt FA boss sacks coach, resigns after AFCON exit CNR -Sports
    President of the Egyptian Football Association, Hany Abou-Rida has left his post after Egypt’s 2019 AFCON exit and announced the sacking of Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre. The Pharaohs suffered a shock exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following a late defeat to South Africa in the round of 16. The Bafana Bafana were the better side and deserved the victory, which came thanks to an 85th-minute winner from Thembinkosi Lorch. Following the humiliating exit, EFA president, Hany Abou-Rida has left his position alongside a number of board members, including Hazem Emam and Ahmed Megahed. Despite the resignation, ... more
  • 5 months Five Ghanaians to receive stainless steel welding training in Canada CNR -Biz
    Five Ghanaian youth would leave for Canada to be trained in stainless steel welding at the prestigious Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. The training programme, which commences on July 15, 2019, is being financed from a USD 250,000 facility by Baker Hughes, a GE company in the oil and gas service industry. The beneficiaries include James Bewiekah and Michael Atobrah from Kikam Technical Institute, Bright Oduro and Joseph Ghunney from the Takoradi Technical University and Abdul Rahman Dayankrah, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of Ghana but later went to do ... more
  • 5 months Don’t fund free SHS solely with oil revenue – PIAC  CNR
    Ghana’s Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), the statutory body mandated to monitor and ensure efficient management of petroleum revenue, has advocated for alternative means of funding government’s ‘Free Senior High School (SHS)’ policy. “We should not pin all our hopes on oil revenue for the successful implementation of the programme since this is not sustainable,” Dr. Stephen Manteaw, the Chairman, cautioned. According to PIAC, an amount of GHȼ414.62 million, representing 98.75 percent of the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) disbursement to the education priority areas, went into the ‘Free SHS’ programme in 2018. Dr. Manteaw, who was launching ... more
  • 5 months Invest in MPs’ capacity, not new chamber – Senyo Hosi to Parliament CNR
    A Member of a social action group, OneGhana Movement, Senyo Hosi, says investment in the capacity of Members of Parliament will be more prudent than spending on a new Parliamentary chamber complex. On The Big Issue, Mr. Hosi, also the CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution company, reminded Ghanaians of some of the personnel and logistical challenges legislators face. “You have Parliamentarians and in their own constituency, they don’t have official offices which are resourced with personnel capable of offering them good service and support.” “Their capacity is weak. How much time will he sit down to effectively ... more
  • 5 months Invest in MPs’ capacity, not new chamber – Senyo Hosi to Parliament CNR -Politics
    A Member of a social action group, OneGhana Movement, Senyo Hosi, says investment in the capacity of Members of Parliament will be more prudent than spending on a new Parliamentary chamber complex. On The Big Issue, Mr. Hosi, also the CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution company, reminded Ghanaians of some of the personnel and logistical challenges legislators face. “You have Parliamentarians and in their own constituency, they don’t have official offices which are resourced with personnel capable of offering them good service and support.” “Their capacity is weak. How much time will he sit down to effectively ... more
  • 5 months NPP’s Ahafo Regional Chairman dies in gory accident CNR
    The Ahafo Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Francis Opoku Sarfo Alias Chairman Jerry has died in a gory accident on Saturday. He passed away together with one other person. The accident happened at about 5:45pm at Banahene on Acheasua to Hwidiem road when they were on their way back to Kenyasi from a funeral. The Kenyasi District Police Commander, DSP Taddy Damteh Brown who confirmed this to Citi News said the vehicle veered off the road and surmasaulted. “Yes it’s true, Sarfo Opoku, the current NPP Chairman for Ahafo went to Acherensua on funeral ... more
  • 5 months Upper West NDC swearing-in for alleged NPP defectors ‘flops’ CNR
    A mini-rally organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to welcome some supposed defectors from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Busah in the Upper West Region went bizarre yesterday [Friday] evening as the so-called defectors failed to show up. The Wa Central constituency NDC had indicated that over 100 disgruntled members of the NPP at Busah had switched camp to the NDC and were waiting to be officially sworn in as members of the party. The news attracted the attention of many party bigwigs who drove to the community to witness the occasion. The Wa central constituency executives ... more
  • 5 months Upper West NDC swearing-in for alleged NPP defectors ‘flops’ CNR -Politics
    A mini-rally organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to welcome some supposed defectors from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Busah in the Upper West Region went bizarre yesterday [Friday] evening as the so-called defectors failed to show up. The Wa Central constituency NDC had indicated that over 100 disgruntled members of the NPP at Busah had switched camp to the NDC and were waiting to be officially sworn in as members of the party. The news attracted the attention of many party bigwigs who drove to the community to witness the occasion. The Wa central constituency executives ... more
  • 5 months U/E: NDC, NPP agents call for extension of voter registration exercise CNR -Politics
    Party Agents of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress monitoring the ongoing limited voter registration exercise in the Upper East Region are calling for an extension of the exercise. According to them, officials at the Electoral Commission’s registration centres are overwhelmed by the high turnout of eligible persons for the exercise, coupled with network challenges of their online registration platforms and shortages of some registration material. They insisted that the commission must ensure that eligible voters are not disenfranchised. A visit to some registration centres at the Bolga municipal and Bolga East district, Talensi district and Bongo ... more
  • 5 months Nsapor M/A abandons school block after rains rip-off roofing CNR
    Academic work at the Nsapor M/A J.H.S. in the Berekum West District of the Bono Region is being hampered. This is because teachers and students have been improvising for some time now after the roofing of their classroom block was ripped off some two years ago. The roof of the school was ripped off when the community was hit by a rainstorm. After the incident, the students were moved to occupy the kindergarten classrooms while their original structure has been abandoned, with weeds gradually taking over the whole structure. Though authorities from both Regional and District offices have visited the school ... more
  • 5 months New chamber: Parliament shockingly irresponsible – Casely-Hayford CNR
    A member of pressure group, OccupyGhana, Sydney Casely-Hayford has lashed out at Parliament for planning to put up a new complex. Speaking on The Big Issue, Mr. Casely-Hayford said a new complex should not even be under consideration for Parliament. Citizens are “alienated and disaffected with the way Parliament is carrying on,” the social commentator remarked. “When I heard this for the first time, I couldn’t believe how irresponsible Parliament could be. This is just crass irresponsibility.” Explaining Parliament’s misplaced priorities with an example he said “You give people money to spend and instead of going to buy food, they go and ... more
  • 5 months Lawyer commends Citi TV for #WAI campaign CNR
    A private legal practitioner, Nii Kpakpo Addo, has commended Citi TV for it’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. The lawyer on Citi FM/TV‘s current affairs and news analysis programme, The Big Issue said the campaign has made it easier for the police to arrest persons who flout traffic regulations. He thus called on Ghanaians to support the campaign. “I think Citi TV must be congratulated. It is good to do more than just talk. What you people have done is to empower the Police to do their work. We should list the Commissioners and others who are all misusing the sirens.” Fines ... more
  • 5 months Bechem Central Mosque closed down over imminent clash CNR
    The Bechem Central Mosque in the Tano South Municipality of Ahafo Region has been closed down to prevent a possible violent clash between Hausas and some Moslem youth in Bechem Zongo. A letter announcing the closure sighted by Citi News read: “The Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) of the Tano South Municipal Assembly wishes to inform you that, for security reasons, the Bechem Central Mosque has been temporarily closed for prayers from today and any other day until further notice.” The Tano South Municipal Security Council took the decision on Friday having picked intelligence that the two groups were gearing up ... more
  • 5 months Claims Nana Addo’s daughter airlifted supporters to Egypt false – Ministry CNR
    The Ministry of Youth and Sports has denied reports alleging that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s daughter was contracted to airlift the Black Stars Supporters Union to Egypt and provided them with hostel and food for the period. The report had also alleged that it cost government $20,000 for each supporter to be transported, adding that Ms Gyankroma Akufo-Addo had pocketed a total amount of $2,400,000 for airlifting 120 supporters to the tournament. The Ministry however denied the claims in a statement signed by the sector Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah. “The Ministry of Youth and Sports has taken a serious note of ... more
  • 5 months Claims Nana Addo’s daughter airlifted supporters to Egypt false – Sports Ministry CNR -Sports
    The Ministry of Youth and Sports has denied reports alleging that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s daughter was contracted to airlift the Black Stars Supporters Union to Egypt and provided them with hostel and food for the period. The report had also alleged that it cost government $20,000 for each supporter to be transported, adding that Ms Gyankroma Akufo-Addo had pocketed a total amount of $2,400,000 for airlifting 120 supporters to the tournament. The Ministry however denied the claims in a statement signed by the sector Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah. “The Ministry of Youth and Sports has taken a serious note of ... more
  • 5 months Visuals of Okyeame Kwame’s ‘I No Be My Matter’ to premiere on July 10 CNR -LS
    After successfully releasing his ‘Made in Ghana’ album, Okyeame Kwame is now working on the visuals for the various tracks on the album. The video for the song that features Kuami Eugene, ‘I No Be My Matter’ is ready for the music market on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on television and online platforms. As has been the objective of the ‘Made in Ghana’ album, the song with Kuami Eugene represents the Eastern Region and as a result, the video captures some tourist sites of the region. This is to complement the agenda of marketing the cultural heritage of the various ... more
  • 5 months My client never engaged Anyenini’s firm – Lawyer CNR
    Lawyer for one of the Modern Ghana journalists who was detained by National Security officials, Deborah Asabere-Ameyaw has said her client never engaged the services of Samson Lardy Anyenini’s law firm. This clarification follows Mr. Lardy’s claim that he is no longer providing legal representation for Emmanuel Biritwum, following his denial of being manhandled and tortured by National Security operatives. A statement signed by Ms Asabere- Ameyaw indicated that her client will not hesitate to take appropriate action against Mr. Anyenini, if he continues with such utterances. “Mr. Emmanuel Britwum hereby denies categorically each and every allegation levelled against him ... more
  • 5 months Kevin Spacey ‘groping’ civil case dropped CNR -LS
    A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in 2016 has dropped the civil action he filed against the actor last week. The alleged victim’s lawyer said his client had filed papers on 3 July to dismiss the suit voluntarily. The civil case was dismissed with prejudice, meaning Spacey’s accuser cannot refile the case later. The man had been seeking unspecified damages over Spacey’s alleged “explicit sexual behaviour” at The Club Car restaurant in Nantucket. Prosecutors last year filed a related criminal case against Spacey, who has denied the man’s claims. The two-time Oscar winner pleaded not guilty to one count of ... more
  • 5 months Voter registration: 35 suspected minors challenged at Ahafo Region CNR
    At least about 35 minors have been challenged at the ongoing limited voters’ registration exercise in the Ahafo Region. The Electoral Commission (EC) which started the exercise on June 17, 2019 is expected to end on July 7, 2019. In a Citi News interview in Goaso, the Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Appiah Baffoe said a total of 14,000 people in the six constituencies in the region have so far been registered and cards have been issued to them. “For almost two and a half weeks that we started, the Ahafo region has been able to register ... more
  • 5 months Release video of Ajarfor’s interrogation – OneGhana Movement to National Security CNR
    The OneGhana Movement is demanding the release of unedited video footage of the interrogation of the Modern Ghana journalists by National Security operatives. This according to OneGhana Movement will help bring finality on the matter following counterclaims by the journalists and the National Security. “We therefore request the urgent release of the unedited video of Emmanuel Ajarfor’s interrogation as we are reliably informed by past and present operatives of the National Security that the facility has covert and overt cameras, in tandem with international practices,” the group said in a statement. “This we believe will enable us ‘The People’ to ... more
  • 5 months Drobonso chief escapes gun attack CNR
    The chief of Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region escaped unhurt after some gunmen who blocked a section of the Drobonso-Kumawu road shot at a vehicle he was traveling in on Friday evening. Nana Dwamena Dankwah Dwibisaw, who was traveling from Kumawu to Drobonso noticed that portions of the road was blocked by persons suspected to be robbers. He refused to stop when the suspected robbers stopped his vehicle. They fired sporadically as he sped off. The chief was not hurt, but part of the vehicle was damaged. The Officer in charge at the Drobonso Police ... more
  • 5 months Mass burial at Tamale Teaching Hospital over damaged morgue fridges CNR
    The Tamale Teaching Hospital has embarked on a mass burial exercise following power surges that damaged five refrigerators at its morgue. The hospital in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Dr. Ken Osei Mensah said: “as a result of the incident, the hospital secured a court order for the mass burial of unclaimed bodies that had accumulated at the morgue over a period of time.” Only one refrigerator at the morgue is currently functional. “The Biomedical Engineering Unit of the hospital has been able to get one of the fridges functional, by replacing one of the faulty outdoor ... more
  • 5 months Don’t disrespect our rules – Parliament to Ghanaians CNR
    Parliament has reminded users of its public gallery to be mindful of rules and regulations governing the conduct of activities in the House. This caution follows the arrest and detention of the Convener of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah and two others who picketed in the chamber on Friday. The three are said to have breached security in the Chamber of Parliament when in the middle of deliberations, they began shouting ‘drop that chamber’, attracting the attention of MPs. The group was protesting plans by the House to construct a new Parliamentary complex. They started chanting ‘Drop that ... more
  • 5 months Citi FM reporter, cameraman assaulted by NIA staff at Ningo-Prampram CNR
    Citi FM’s Tema correspondent, Elvis Washington and his cameraman, Edward Twum were on Friday subjected to physical abuse by some officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA) at Mataheko, within the Ningo-Prampram district. The officials were unhappy that the journalists were interviewing some frustrated applicants who were in a long queue at the Mataheko government school registration centre. Narrating the ordeal, Elvis said when the team arrived at the centre after touring other centres to assess the processes, they noticed the long slow-paced queue and begun interviewing some persons to get their views about how they felt about the processes. ... more
  • 5 months Miss World visits children suffering from Scoliosis in Accra CNR -LS
    As part of efforts to support Miss Ghana Foundation on its social intervention projects across Ghana, Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon visited the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) Hospital in Accra on Friday. She was accompanied by Julia Morley, Chairwoman of Miss World Organization and Founder of the Beauty with a Purpose Charity, Inna Patty CEO of Miss Ghana organisation, Exclusive Events Ghana, Miss Ghana 2018 Nana Ama Benson and her runner up, Elizabeth Mclean and host of others including Miss Nigeria 2018, Anita Ukah. Vanessa and the team toured the FOCOS facility and had special ... more
  • 5 months #WAI: Former DCE blasts Kade MP for breaking traffic rules CNR
    A private legal practitioner and a former District Chief Executive for Kade, George Agyeman Duah, is disappointed at the Member of Parliament for Kade for breaking traffic regulations. The MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyase, was captured on video in a heated exchange with some police officers after his driver was arrested for flouting road traffic regulations as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. His driver was later fined GHc920 by a court in Accra. The former Kade DCE says the MP’s conduct is disappointing considering that for two years, his constituents have not heard him speak in Parliament. “It’s unnecessary, ... more
  • 5 months #WAI: Former DCE blasts Kade MP for breaking traffic rules CNR -Politics
    A private legal practitioner and a former District Chief Executive for Kade, George Agyeman Duah, is disappointed at the Member of Parliament for Kade for breaking traffic regulations. The MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyase, was captured on video in a heated exchange with some police officers after his driver was arrested for flouting road traffic regulations as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. His driver was later fined GHc920 by a court in Accra. The former Kade DCE says the MP’s conduct is disappointing considering that for two years, his constituents have not heard him speak in Parliament. “It’s unnecessary, ... more
  • 5 months Wendy Shay visit to Kufuor: Sammy Awuku unhappy with bad publicity CNR -LS
    The Chairman of the board of the National Youth Agency, Sammy Awuku is unhappy with the bad publicity that has characterised the aftermath of a visit to former President John Agyekum Kufuor by Ghanaian artiste, Wendy Shay and the Youth Employment Ambassadors. Wendy Shay after the visit posted a photo she took with John Agyekum Kufuor on her Instagram page, which brought her a lot of backlash on social media. The picture at the centre of the controversy In the photo, Wendy Shay was seated by Kufuor on a sofa with the former president looking in the direction of the artiste. The ... more
  • 5 months Wendy Shay apologises after backlash over photo with Kufuor CNR -LS
    Ghanaian singer, Wendy Shay has apologised to former President John Agyekum Kufuor over a photo she posted on her social media handle on Thursday. In the photo which was posted and later deleted on her Instagram page, she was seated by former President J.A. Kufuor in a sofa and the former president’s gaze was in her direction. What brought her a lot of backlash was the caption of the photo: “Kufuor pe hwe. Finally, met my former chief Uber driver.” Wendy poses with former President J.A. Kufuor “Kufuor pe hwe” in Twi literally means Kufuor enjoys feasting his eyes on ... more
  • 5 months Court dismisses case against Modern Ghana journalists CNR
    An Accra High Court has dismissed the case against the two Modern Ghana journalists, Emmanuel Ajarfor and Emmanuel Britwum who had been slapped with three charges of conspiracy to steal, stealing and unauthorized access to electronic information. This was after the prosecutor, Stella Ohene Appiah indicated to the court that she wanted to withdraw the case to conduct further investigations based on some new information received. The case, which was called on Friday was presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe. Editor for Peace FM, Yaw Obeng-Manu who was also put before the court and charged with unauthorized access to a password, ... more
  • 5 months Residents angry over slow Ghana Card card registration at Teshie CNR
    There was chaos at the Dade We registration centre at Teshie in the Ledzokuku constituency where the Ghana Card registration was ongoing on Friday. Applicants numbering over a hundred were agitated at the slow pace of the registration process. Others were also unhappy about the delays in receiving their cards after registering about a month ago. Speaking to Citi News, a frustrated applicant said there are only three machines instead of five making the registration very slow. “It is very slow. The crowd here is large, we are supposed to be given four to five machines but there only three ... more
  • 5 months MC-Bauchemie Ghana Ltd to transform face of construction in Ghana CNR -Biz
    You live in Ghana. Your concrete walls are cracking and leaking. The concrete pillar in your garden is scaling. The concrete wall, on the other side of your bathroom, is always damp and it gives off a terrible smell. Your beautifully painted concrete walls are constantly getting discoloured. You have constant questions on what cement to buy, how much water you need to add whilst mixing cement and chippings. And you are tired of tip-toeing around your office, just so that your heels do not make a loud noise when you step on the hollow tiles. If you have had ... more
  • 5 months Ghana wins bid to host AfCFTA Secretariat CNR -Biz
    Ghana’s bid to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been accepted, Citi Business News has gathered. The announcement was made by the Executive Council of the African Union at the ongoing AU Summit in Niamey, Niger. The decision is expected to be approved by Heads of State and Governments on Sunday, July 7. The meeting ongoing in Niamey will also announce a date for trading to begin in the African Continental Free Trade Area, a deal that 52 of the continent’s 55 states have signed, although ratification has be done by only 25 countries. ... more
  • 5 months Nakpanduri: Alleged rapist threatens victim’s family CNR
    A five-year-old girl at Nakpanduri in the North East Region is in unbearable pain after she was allegedly defiled by a 30-year-old man. Police in the area are however yet to make an arrest. The victim has been discharged by the hospital and sent back to Nakpanduri town. However the victim’s father, George Sando Winemi, told Citi News apart from the pain his daughter battles with, they’re being threatened by the suspect’s family. “They threatened to beat us and burn down our house. We told the Police about the threat but they have not said anything.” The post ... more
  • 5 months Ghana Bauxite Company resumes operations after staff riot CNR
    The Ghana Bauxite Company has resumed operations after a riot that led to the closure of the mine. Mine Manager at the Ghana Bauxite Company, Emmanuel Agyepong said the mine is now operating at half capacity and on a twelve-hour shift for now. “They resumed operations on 25th June, 2019. We use to produce 24 hours a day but because of the strike by the outsource workers, we are producing half and we are making about 2,500 tonnes per day.” “The atmosphere is also fine because we have soldiers and police on site, guarding the operations. Everything is under control. The ... more
  • 5 months New chamber: Tender c’ttee was sidelined in selection of consultant – MP CNR -Politics
    A Member of Parliament’s Entity Tender Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza, is dumbfounded over the process that led to the award of consultancy services of the controversial parliamentary chamber comber complex to famed architect, Sir David Adjaye. Governs Agbodza, who is also Member of Parliament for Adaklu, said his committee, which is responsible for scrutinizing such things, was not privy to the deal. “As far as I am concerned, it is not possible to appoint David Adjaye as the consultant for this project simply because the Entity Tender Committee of Parliament is unaware or at least I am not aware,” he ... more
  • 5 months New chamber: Tender c’ttee was sidelined in selection of consultant – MP CNR
    A Member of Parliament’s Entity Tender Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza, is dumbfounded over the process that led to the award of consultancy services of the controversial parliamentary chamber comber complex to famed architect, Sir David Adjaye. Governs Agbodza, who is also Member of Parliament for Adaklu, said his committee, which is responsible for scrutinizing such things, was not privy to the deal. “As far as I am concerned, it is not possible to appoint David Adjaye as the consultant for this project simply because the Entity Tender Committee of Parliament is unaware or at least I am not aware,” he ... more
  • 5 months Are your pension funds safe? [Article] CNR -Opinion
    With the growing turbulence in the financial sector over the past year, it is time to look at the impact on the young pensions industry. Within the last year, we have witnessed the transition and collapse of seven commercial banks for a variety of reasons. Taxpayers have had to commit funds to assist in the recovery of these institutions. In addition, some employees of these banks have had concerns with their retirement funds and provident funds. A number of these banks were active in the pensions market as investors or custodians, with one being both Asset Manager and a Corporate ... more
  • 5 months #WAI: MD of Kuapa Kokoo Ltd arrested for driving against traffic, using siren CNR
    Following the arrest and successful prosecution of some drivers for breaking traffic regulations, one would have thought that drivers will pick a cue and desist from same. But, it appears old habits don’t change over night. This is because more high placed personalities, through Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline (#WAI) initiative, are being nabbed for breaking traffic rules. This morning [Friday], the Managing Director of a cocoa company in Kumasi, Kuapa Kokoo Limited, Samuel Adimado was arrested on the Legon by-pass for driving against traffic with a siren. He was arrested with some other commercial drivers as well as those using ... more
  • 5 months 2020 polls: Be firm and impartial – Kufuor to EC CNR -Politics
    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked the Electoral Commission to remain impartial and independent ahead of the general election in 2020. The former President, who was speaking when the Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa, paid a courtesy call on him said the EC plays a very critical role in sustaining the country’s democracy, thus the need to always uphold the commission’s integrity. “Whenever there is power, there is tension. Everybody wants to be there to manage the power and so there will be pushing and shoving and all that. It should be for a referee to show ... more
  • 5 months 2020 polls: Be firm and impartial – Kufuor to EC CNR
    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked the Electoral Commission to remain impartial and independent ahead of the general election in 2020. The former President, who was speaking when the Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa, paid a courtesy call on him said the EC plays a very critical role in sustaining the country’s democracy, thus the need to always uphold the commission’s integrity. “Whenever there is power, there is tension. Everybody wants to be there to manage the power and so there will be pushing and shoving and all that. It should be for a referee to show ... more
  • 5 months New Chamber protest: Ernesto Yeboah arrested for disrupting Parliament CNR
    Convenor of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah and two others are currently in custody at the Parliamentary Protection Unit after being arrested during picketing over plans to construct a new Parliament complex. This follows a breach in security in the Chamber of Parliament when the three in the middle of deliberations in the House begun shouting ‘drop that chamber’ attracting the attention of MPs. They started chanting ‘Drop that chamber” after MP for Asokwa, K.T Hammond, justified the controversial plan. They were subsequently arrested by officers of the parliamentary security unit. Economic Fighters League picketing in Parliament was a precursor ... more
  • 5 months New Chamber protest: Ernesto Yeboah arrested for disrupting Parliament CNR -Politics
    The Convenor of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah and two others are currently in custody at the Parliamentary Protection Unit after being arrested during picketing over plans to construct a new Parliament complex. This follows a breach in security in the Chamber of Parliament when the three in the middle of deliberations in the House begun shouting ‘drop that chamber’ attracting the attention of MPs. They started chanting ‘Drop that chamber” after MP for Asokwa, K.T Hammond, justified the controversial plan. They were subsequently arrested by officers of the parliamentary security unit. Economic Fighters League picketing in Parliament was a ... more
  • 5 months #AFCONonCiti: Five talking points from Ghana’s Group Stage campaign CNR -Sports
    The Black Stars of Ghana have qualified to the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations, top of their group and set to take on Tunisia on Monday. When you consider the team picked up just two points from their opening two games, qualifying to the knock out rounds in itself was considered shaky. But they knew going into their last game, that victory against Guinea Bissau would secure them passage into the next stage. They did that. But with Cameroon and Benin playing to a dull 0-0 result, Ghana sneaked in above Cameroon into 1st place on ... more
  • 5 months French Michael Jackson fans sue leaving Neverland accusers CNR -LS
    Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France have launched legal proceedings against the men who accused the late star of abusing them in a documentary. The claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who both say they were sexually abused by Jackson as children, formed the basis of HBO’s Leaving Neverland. The Michel Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On the Line groups sued the men in Orleans, northern France. Unlike the UK and US, French defamation laws extend libel beyond death. According to Reuters, the court said judgment would be delivered on 4 October. In Leaving Neverland, directed by ... more
  • 5 months E/R: NADMO directors rescind strike threats after financial clearance CNR
    The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Directors in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District offices have backed down on their intended strike which was scheduled to begin today, July 5, 2019. The directors on June 24 threatened to stage a nationwide protest with their families over unpaid salaries. The NADMO directors had accused the Finance and Interior Ministries of failing to pay them 18 months after they started work. A letter sighted by Citi News shows that the financial clearance for the payment of the directors has been granted for the first batch of directors. “Financial clearance is hereby granted the ... more
  • 5 months We’re constructing 250,000 affordable housing units – Nana Addo CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo says government has begun a new housing project that will see the construction of 250,000 housing units across the country. This is aimed at easing Ghana’s housing deficit which is estimated at over two million units. “The construction of 250,000 affordable housing units across the country has begun, in addition to the completion of other affordable housing projects started by previous governments,” President Akufo-Addo said. Projects like Saglemi housing project have remained uncompleted. Additionally, he revealed that a National Housing and Mortgage Fund is close to being established, which will leverage private capital investment in the housing industry. ... more
  • 5 months You can’t cap assemblies common fund – Supreme Court to gov’t CNR
    The Supreme Court has declared the government’s decision to cap funds allocated to the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) as unconstitutional. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-member panel of the court held that the inclusion of the DACF as part of the statutory funds that would be capped per the Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Act, 2017(Act 947) violated Article 252 Clause 2 of the 1992 Constitution. The court presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, further held that Section 126 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 916) that limited the proportion of revenue due for allocation ... more
  • 5 months Group to picket today over new parliamentary complex CNR
    A group known as the Economic Fighters is expected to picket at Parliament later today, Friday, in protest of the planned construction of a new Parliament complex. The picketing is a precursor to the planned demonstration on July 13 against the project, according to one of the organisers of the #DropThatChamber Campaign, Rasheeda Adams. She told Citi News the responses from Parliament to the concerns have so far been unsatisfactory. “We have not heard anything satisfying enough to say we are not going to continue [with the protests]… we are not backing down if Parliament is not backing down [on ... more
  • 5 months New complex: Parliament hasn’t requested support from Executive – Oppong Nkrumah CNR -Politics
    The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said Parliament has not reached out to the Presidency for support in the construction of a new parliamentary complex. The government spokesperson’s remarks come as a letter emerged indicating that President Nana Akufo-Addo had been invited to cut the sod for the project in the last week of June 2019. The letter sighted by citinewsroom.com further suggests that the Finance Ministry had given a budgetary allocation for the project. But referencing the letter, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said it was clear that “the Parliamentary Service Board intends to do this enterprise.” “The government ... more
  • 5 months New complex: Parliament hasn’t requested support from Executive – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said Parliament has not reached out to the Presidency for support in the construction of a new parliamentary complex. The government spokesperson’s remarks come as a letter emerged indicating that President Nana Akufo-Addo had been invited to cut the sod for the project in the last week of June 2019. The letter sighted by citinewsroom.com further suggests that the Finance Ministry had given a budgetary allocation for the project. But referencing the letter, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said it was clear that “the Parliamentary Service Board intends to do this enterprise.” “The government ... more
  • 5 months Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign generates over GHc100,000 for gov’t [Infographic] CNR
    Government has been able to rake in over GHc100,000 from Citi TV‘s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Campaign launched in May 2019. The campaign, which has received massive support from the police service, has seen close to 200 drivers arrested and put before court for various traffic offences. The errant drivers have been slapped with fines ranging from GHc600 to GHc1,000. As of July 1, 2019, a total amount of GHc105,560 had been collected from drivers nabbed for breaking traffic regulations on the Accra-Tema motorway, Spintex and Dawhenya roads. The highest amount collected from the three places covered was at the Accra-Tema ... more
  • 5 months Your description of Universities Bill critics ‘unfortunate’ – UTAG to Akufo-Addo CNR
    The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has expressed displeasure over President Nana Akufo-Addo’s recent description of harmless critics of the controversial Public Universities bill. It said Akufo-Addo’s comments were “unfortunate” and “worrying.” President Akufo-Addo at the recent graduation at the University for Professional Studies, Accra described persons who expressed a different opinion and challenged clauses in the Bill as “mischief-makers” and “disingenuous.” He also said such opinions are “flimsy.” “Consultations on the public university’s bill has been completed and will be laid before Parliament this year. Amongst others, this will bring all the public universities under a common law, ... more
  • 5 months Maize production under threat in Sissala East as fall armyworms invade farms  CNR
    Maize production in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West region is under threat. This follows the emergence of fall armyworms in the area. Some farmers in the area are already counting their losses as acres of maize farms are currently under attack. Samadu Salinwia, a farmer at Chinchang whose twenty-acre farm has been ravaged by the worms said he was devastated by the situation and appealed to government to urgently supply chemicals that can effectively control the pests. “The issue of the fall armyworms is of great concern to us. My farm has been attacked. I went to ... more
  • 5 months Maize production under threat in Sissala East as fall armyworms invade farms  CNR -Biz
    Maize production in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West region is under threat. This follows the emergence of fall armyworms in the area. Some farmers in the area are already counting their losses as acres of maize farms are currently under attack. Samadu Salinwia, a farmer at Chinchang whose twenty-acre farm has been ravaged by the worms said he was devastated by the situation and appealed to government to urgently supply chemicals that can effectively control the pests. “The issue of the fall armyworms is of great concern to us. My farm has been attacked. I went to ... more
  • 5 months NR: Five year old boy found dead in Gumani drain CNR
    A five year old school boy has been confirmed dead following a downpour in the Sagnerigu municipality in the Northern Region. The body of the boy was found in the Gumani drain after he was believed to have fell in a gutter and swept away by rain waters from Choggu-Yapalsi almost a kilometre from where he was found. The deceased whose name was given as Clement is a kindergarten one pupil of Choggu-Yakpalsi M.A school, situated near one of the major drains in the municipality. The Head teacher of the school confirmed that the deceased was in school early ... more
  • 5 months MPS completes upgrade work at Tema community 3 beach road junction CNR -Biz
    Over the past 6 months, the Tema-Accra inter-city commuters witnessed the unfolding of the 2nd magnificent corporate social initiatives done by the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Meridian Port Services. The MPS Project Team, Project Management Consultants and Contractors worked around the clock day and night on the upgrading and improvement of the Tema Community 3 Beach Road Junction. The project started in January 2019 with sod cutting ceremony under the care of the Ministers of Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Roads & Highways. On 28th June, 2019, the upgraded junction was partially opened to motorists and meeting ... more
  • 5 months Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire announce more cash for cocoa farmers CNR -Biz
    Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire have announced a US$400 per tonne (Living Income Differential) to be paid to cocoa farmers, as part of a set of measures they believe will further cushion cocoa farmers — having already agreed to a minimum price for a tonne of cocoa sometime last month. A meeting in Accra between the two countries together with global processors and buyers for the beans had ended with a tentative price of US$2,600 being for a tonne of cocoa on the world market. The two countries had a follow-up meeting in Abidjan with stakeholders to deliberate further on the ... more
  • 5 months #WAI: Court fines Kade MP’s driver GHc960 for traffic violation CNR
    The driver of the Member of Parliament for Kade has been slapped with a fine of GHc960 by the Abeka Motor Court for driving against traffic as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. The MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyese, who was being chauffeured in the V8, went berserk after his driver was arrested, challenging police officers and throwing tantrums. His driver, together with 14 other drivers, were each fined for three counts of road traffic offences including driving on the wrong side of the road, causing harm to other road users as well as careless and inconsiderate driving. He openly ... more
  • 5 months New parliamentary complex for truant MPs? – A case for proper prioritization [Opinion] CNR -Opinion
    ‘Y3 y3 nea ehia ansana y’ay3 nea 3fata’ -Akan proverb. To wit, we do what is needed before we do what is deserving/befitting. This proverb sets the tone for what I intend to articulate in this article. I hope that in the very least my feeble, zygotic, yet-to-obtain-a-degree thinking will avert the minds of our honorable MPs to how dishonorable the decision for a new chamber is. Whereas I do not want to make reference to the plethora of issues which epitomize our blazing will to be wasteful, it seems to me, at least based on recent government decisions, ... more
  • 5 months Nana Addo was scheduled to cut sod for new Parliamentary building in June CNR
    A sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the controversial new parliamentary chamber complex was scheduled for June 2019. The ceremony was supposed to have been honoured by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This is according to a letter sighted by citinewsroom.com that invited the President as the Special Guest of Honour at the event. The letter signed by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye indicated that the ceremony was to be done in the last week of June 2019, subject to the President’s convenience and confirmation. The letter said the aim of the project “is to overcome ... more
  • 5 months Medical laboratory science practice: A regulated and Independent profession in Ghana CNR -Opinion
    Healthcare professions in nearly all, if not all, jurisdictions around the world have well-defined scopes of practice. They are well recognized, protected and regulated by law. Professions are guided locally and internationally by stringent training, licensure (and/or certification) and continuing education requirements, codes of ethics and disciplinary procedures. Jurisdictions in which practice of medical laboratory science is protected and regulated as a Health Profession includes the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, just to name a few. The profession of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a distinct profession and is duly recognized by the International Labour Organization ... more
  • 5 months Awaso revolt: 9 member committee constituted to look into riot CNR
    A nine-member committee has been set up to investigate the circumstances that led to a violent protest by workers of Ghana Bauxite Limited at Awaso in the Bibiani–Anyaaso- Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region. This comes after the workers were sacked for setting vehicles and other property of the company on fire during the protest. The Regional Industrial Relations officer for the Construction and Building Materials Union, Richard Asamoah Mensah said the committee has been mandated to engineer renegotiation processes and the possible reinstatement of the sacked workers. “There is a nine-member committee that will start sitting on Saturday, July ... more
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