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  • 3 weeks Medical Laboratory Scientist at Weija Hospital dies from COVID-19 CNR
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has confirmed the death of one of its members who passed away after contracting coronavirus. According to a statement from the Association, he died on Monday, June 22 after being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) three days prior. “The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) with a heavy heart announces that one of its professionals has passed on to glory on Monday 22nd June 2020. The cause of death was COVID-19.” The departed professional worked at the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital and “was very much involved in sample collection ... more
  • 3 weeks COVID-19: Ghana’s case count now 15,013 with 11,078 recoveries CNR
    Ghana has recorded 445 new cases of COVID-19. This pushes the total tally to 15,013. This was captured on the Ghana Health Service’s website on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Meanwhile, the 171 persons who contracted the disease have also recovered raising the recoveries count to 11,078. The Ghana Health Service has conducted 277,550 tests from March to date. Regional breakdown The Greater Accra Region is still leading the chart with 8,691 cases, followed by the Ashanti and Western Regions with 2,915 and 1,213 cases respectively. Cases per Region Greater Accra Region – 8,691 Ashanti Region – 2,915 Western Region ... more
  • 3 weeks Dan Botwe admitted at UGMC, awaiting COVID-19 test results CNR
    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere in the Eastern Region has been admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC). Dan Botwe in a statement said, he is on admission “upon feeling unwell earlier this week”. Among the several tests he has done is a COVID-19 test, and is awaiting results. Mr. Botwe has pledged to inform the general public of his COVID-19 test results when he receives it. “I will endeavour to inform the general public about my results when I am informed of it.” This news comes a few hours after the Education Minister, Matthew Opoku ... more
  • 3 weeks Nursing and Midwifery Council kicks off year-long 50th anniversary celebration CNR
    The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has commenced its year-long 50th-anniversary celebration. Celebrating 50 years of regulatory excellence, the Council will climax the celebration with a thanksgiving service in March 2021. The Council anticipates a future of transforming nursing and midwifery regulation and embracing innovations to further its mission of securing in the public interest, the highest standards of training, education and practice of nursing and midwifery. The anniversary was kicked off with a two-day international webinar hosted by the Council. Topics discussed at the program were ‘Embracing 21st Century Technology for the 21st Century Nurse or Midwife’, ‘Nothing ... more
  • 3 weeks #CitiBusinessFestival: Yofi Grant’s four reasons to invest in Ghana CNR
    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Yofi Grant has said Ghana still remains the right destination for local and foreign investment on the African continent. Yoofi Grant is convinced the country has increasingly proven to be a stable environment for the growth of small and medium economies thereby making it overly attractive for existing and future investors. For the on-air series of the Citi Business Festival on Wednesday, the GIPC chief continued to tout Ghana’s investment friendliness Discussing the topic: Investing in Ghana, Mr. Grant highlighted four key opportunities that make Ghana viable to meet ... more
  • 3 weeks NAPO detained at UGMC, awaiting COVID-19 test results CNR
    The Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre over fears of COVID-19 infection. He is awaiting his COVID-19 test results after reporting himself to the facility when he felt unwell. This is the second time he has been tested for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Ministry of Education. “On Tuesday, 16th June 2020, he underwent various tests, including COVID-19, after feeling unwell for a couple of days. He tested negative for the virus, and this informed his decision to travel to his constituency for his acclamation on Saturday, 20th ... more
  • 3 weeks Citi Breakfast Show, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 CNR
    The Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday, June 24, 220 discusses the poor state roads in areas like Manhean and Ablekuma. It also discussed the negative influence of money in politics following the vote-buying allegations during the New Patriotic Party’s primaries held last weekend. Citi97.3 · Citi Breakfast Show, Wednesday, June 24, 2020     The post Citi Breakfast Show, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks Coronavirus: Police arrest 40 persons in Accra for failing to wear face masks CNR
    The Operations Team of Railways Police Command in Accra has arrested 40 people for non-compliance with the mandatory wearing of face mask directive. A 25-member team conducted the ‘Operation Wear Your Mask’ within the Central Business District, Kantamanto and its environs on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge said, the persons have been granted bail. “The railway operational team yesterday [Tuesday] embarked on ‘operation wear your mask’ in the Central Business District of Accra. This was part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 ... more
  • 3 weeks Korle Bu CEO tests positive for COVID-19 CNR
    The Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare has tested positive for COVID-19. Citi News sources say the CEO has been out of office for the past 10 days as a result. In his stead, the Medical Director of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ali Samba who is also a National coordinator of Ghana COVID-19 case management team has been acting as CEO. Three staff of his office have also gone into isolation. Dr. Daniel Asare is among top officials in Ghana’s health sector who have contracted the disease. Ghana’s Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman ... more
  • 3 weeks Dismissal of our amicus brief disappointing – Franklin Cudjoe CNR
    The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has described as disappointing, the dismissal of its amicus curiae brief, by the Supreme Court. IMANI Africa and some other civil society groups were seeking to be considered as friends of the court in the case involving the Electoral Commission’s planned voter registration exercise. But the Supreme Court threw out the application today, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, saying the processes as filed were not supported by law. But Franklin Cudjoe in an interview said, although they are disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision, they accept it. “Well, on the onset of this application, we did ... more
  • 3 weeks I’ve not tested positive for COVID-19 – Afenyo-Markin debunks reports CNR
    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu in the Central Region, Alexander Afenyo-Markin wants the public to disregard media reports suggesting that he has contracted the Coronavirus infection. According to the legislator, who doubles as the Board Chair of the Ghana Water Company Limited, he has, in the past week been going around his official and personal duties hence, claims that he has tested positive for COVID-19 are false. In a Facebook live to respond to the claims, the Effutu MP insisted that: “Quite, unfortunately, people are imagining me to be. But this is me, I have spent the past ... more
  • 3 weeks Illegal forex trading has reduced in Ghana – BoG Governor CNR
    The Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Ernest Addison has told Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that activities of illegal forex trading have reduced in the country. According to the Governor, the shortage of foreign exchange which gives rise to the activities of illegal forex trading, also known as the Black Market, is not prevalent. He attributed this to the government’s better management of the economy. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee today, June 24, 2020, Dr. Addison said, the Central bank is collaborating with the security agencies to totally deal with the problem of illegal forex trading. “The black market ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court to rule on NDC’s voter ID case tomorrow CNR
    The Supreme Court has moved its judgement in the case in which the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is challenging the exclusion of the existing voter ID card from the list of documents needed to register to vote to Thursday, January 25, 2020. It was initially scheduled to pass its judgement on June 23, 2020. The Court will also pronounce on whether Ghana’s election management body can compile an electoral roll more than once. The Lawyer for the NDC, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, on the question of the existing voter ID Card in Court, questioned the factual basis of the Electoral ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court dismisses IMANI’s amicus brief on voter registration case CNR
    The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by policy think-tank IMANI Africa and some other civil society groups seeking to be considered as friends of the court in the case involving the Electoral Commission’s planned voter registration exercise. The Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame in opposing the amicus application argued that IMANI and its cohorts did not provide any critical additional information that would aid the Court in the determination of the matter. The Court, presided over by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, agreed with the Deputy Attorney General and dismissed the application saying the processes as filed were not supported ... more
  • 3 weeks #CitiBusinessFestival: Yofi Grant speaks on ‘Investing in Ghana’ CNR
    In this edition of the on-air series on the Citi Business Festival, the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, speaks to Bernard Avle on ‘investing in Ghana.’ The Citi Business Festival 2020 is sponsored by Absa and supported by the GIPC. Citi97.3 · CEO of GIPC, Yofi Grant on investing in Ghana The post #CitiBusinessFestival: Yofi Grant speaks on ‘Investing in Ghana’ appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks Our doors are open to engage NCA on DTT access control policy – GIBA CNR
    The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) says it remains open to engaging the National Communications Authority on its contentions with the introduction of Conditional Access System for Free-to-Air TV broadcast in Ghana. This is after its case presented to the Supreme Court earlier in 2020 against the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Attorney General on the issue was thrown out yesterday [Tuesday]. The association was asking the Court to declare the Conditional Access System as an unnecessary restraint on the establishment and operation of private media. They are of the view that the Conditional Access System is a breach ... more
  • 3 weeks Coronavirus: Death toll in Latin America and Caribbean hits 100,000 CNR
    A tally of figures collated by Johns Hopkins University shows that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean is now more than 100,000. More than half of these deaths have been reported in Brazil, where case numbers continue to be among the highest in the world, behind only the US. Mexico has over 23,300 fatalities. Both countries have taken less severe lockdown measures than many other nations and neither has imposed nationwide restrictions. Peru and Chile have also been badly affected, with 8,404 and 4,505 deaths respectively. Latin America now consistently reports more daily cases ... more
  • 3 weeks Coronavirus: Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge CNR
    America’s top infectious disease expert has told lawmakers that the US is seeing a “disturbing surge” in coronavirus infections in some states. A panel of health officials, including Dr Anthony Fauci, said the next few days will be crucial to stem the new outbreaks. Cases are climbing rapidly across a number of US states. The four top experts also testified they were never told by President Donald Trump to “slow down” testing. Their comments come after Mr Trump told a weekend rally in Oklahoma that he had asked his team to do less testing to help keep official case counts ... more
  • 3 weeks Two arrested over demolition at Nigeria High Commission CNR
    The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has arrested two persons over the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigeria High Commissioner in Accra. The two were arrested on Monday, June 22, according to a press release from the CID. “The Criminal Investigations Department in the course of investigation on Monday 22nd June 2020, arrested two persons involved in the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.” The two are facing charges of conspiracy to Commit Crime to wit; Unlawful Entry and Causing Unlawful Damage. They are ... more
  • 3 weeks Newspaper Headlines: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 CNR
    Newspaper Headlines for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 The post Newspaper Headlines: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians don’t produce better movies than Ghanaians – John Dumelo CNR
    Ghanaian actor and a Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress in Ayawaso West Wuguon, John Dumelo, has refuted the assertion that Nigerians make better films than Ghanaians. Speaking to Umaru Sanda on Citi TV’s ‘Face to Face’, Mr. Dumelo said when it comes to quantity, Nigerians produce more films than Ghanaians due to their huge numbers but with regards to quality, he believes Ghanaians are at par with Nigerians. “Due to their population, naturally they would have more producers than us but in terms of quality of films, in terms of delivery, storyline we are at par,” he said. ... more
  • 3 weeks Akufo-Addo apologises to Buhari after demolition at Nigeria High Commission CNR
    President Akufo-Addo has apologised to Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, following the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigeria High Commission, according to Nigeria’s Presidency. This was disclosed in a press release via a tweet from the Nigerian Presidency. The tweet read: “President [Akufo-Addo] of Ghana [Tuesday] spoke with President [Buhari], expressing his sincere apology for the demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.” “In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari that he has directed full investigation into the incident,” it added. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE GHANAIAN ... more
  • 3 weeks I don’t share money to constituents, I only cater to their needs – John Dumelo CNR
    Actor cum politician, John Dumelo, has refuted claims he has been sharing money to his constituents in a bid to get their votes in the 2020 parliamentary elections. Speaking on Citi TV’s Face to Face, he said he has been focused on catering for the “essential needs of people” in his constituency through the benevolence of some friends. “I don’t share money, I share the essentials people need. I use the money to buy [the essentials for] them. My source of money is from benevolent people.” “I am not on social media sharing money, nobody has ever seen me sharing ... more
  • 3 weeks Liberia’s Education Minister in Ghana for COVID-19 treatment CNR
    Liberia’s Education Minister, Professor Ansu D. Sonii Jnr has been brought to Ghana for COVID-19 treatment. According to Citi News sources within the COVID-19 case management team, the 70-year-old is also receiving medical attention for kidney related-ailments at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. This is due to the difficulties associated with dialysis in Liberia. Liberia currently has some 652 confirmed cases of the virus and 34 deaths. Liberia President George Weah extended a state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic by 30 days, until July 21, on Monday. He cited an exponential increase in the number of cases as the ... more
  • 3 weeks Sanctions for not wearing face mask too harsh – Martin Kpebu CNR
    A private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, wants the government to lessen the sanctions it has set for persons who fail to comply with the directive for the compulsory wearing of face mask in public. According to him, the current sanction regime is too harsh and must be reconsidered. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, the lawyer said the current situation will create problems and must be reviewed. He further noted the challenge of drivers being guilty of not wearing a mask even if they are alone in their cars under the relevant Executive Instrument. Executive Instrument (E.I. 164), which signed ... more
  • 3 weeks EC hit with another suit on voters’ register CNR
    With less than seven days to the planned compilation of a new voters’ register for the 2020 General Elections, it does not appear the Electoral Commission is out of the woods yet, with suits questioning its power to compile a new electoral roll. The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey has filed an application at the High Court seeking to perpetually restrain the Electoral Commission from compiling a fresh or new voters’ register for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections until it is authorized by a valid law so to do. The lawmaker wants the High Court to declare ... more
  • 3 weeks Suspended Schlumberger workers demand full severance package CNR
    Suspended workers of Schlumberger, an international oil and gas service provider, are demanding full severance package as agreed in their 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Chairman of the Schlumberger Workers Union, Bright Kwabena Dankwa, told Citi News that the company last month gave letters to about 60 of its Ghanaian workers to go on one year suspended employment without pay because of COVID-19. He said it is not likely the company would recall all suspended workers. He said some might move on after one year without pay hence demanding full severance package, as has been given to their counterparts ... more
  • 3 weeks #CitiBusinessFestival: ‘The Opportunity Africa offers (Africanacity)’ with Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa CNR
    In this edition of the on-air series on the Citi Business Festival, the Regional Corporate Director-West Africa, of ABSA Bank joins Bernard Avle for the in-studio discussion on the opportunity Africa offers (Africanacity).” The Citi Business Festival 2020 is sponsored by Absa and supported by the GIPC. Citi97.3 · “The Opportunity Africa offers (Africanacity)” with Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa The post #CitiBusinessFestival: ‘The Opportunity Africa offers (Africanacity)’ with Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks Eyewitness News, Tuesday 23rd June 2020 CNR
    In this edition of Eyewitness news with Umaru Sanda Amadu and Frema Adunyame. The dismissal of GIBA’s case against the NCA over DTT access control was discussed. Latest updates in Ghana’s COVID-19 fight including the national service person who tested positive to the virus at the Accra Technical University. There was a story on the BOG Governor’s failure to honour a Public Account Committee meeting. Citi97.3 · Eyewitness News, 23rd June 2020   The post Eyewitness News, Tuesday 23rd June 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks I’ll win Ayawaso West Wuogon seat with 54% votes – John Dumelo CNR
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo believes he will snatch the seat from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) with a 54% vote margin. Speaking on Citi TV‘s Face to Face program, Mr. Dumelo dismissed suggestions that the seat is a safe haven for the NPP. Despite the fact that the NPP has won the seat since election 2000, Mr. Dumelo explained that his party over the years have significantly closed the vote gap, adding that unlike areas like Bantama, Ejisu and Mampong, his constituency is far from being described as ... more
  • 3 weeks W/R: Police in Takoradi arrest suspected baby thief CNR
    An 18-year-old suspected baby thief, Perpetual Yankey, also known as Akesi, who allegedly stole a 10-month-old baby at New Takoradi is currently in the grips of the Takoradi Central Police Command. She was arrested on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at her hideout at Asaasetre near Nkroful with the baby in her possession. According to the Takoradi Central Police Command, Akesi on June 16, 2020, visited her boyfriend at house number 96 at New Takoradi where the complainant, Robert Cobbinah, a trader also lives with his girlfriend Rosemond Baidoo, and their 10-month old baby girl. On June 19, 2020, Rosemond left ... more
  • 3 weeks Dismiss IMANI, others’ amicus brief in voter register case – EC to Supreme Court CNR
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Adukwei Mensa wants the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by policy think tank, IMANI Africa and other Civil Society Organizations seeking to provide additional information to the court in the ongoing case challenging the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register. IMANI Africa and the CSOs had filed an amicus application seeking to be friends of the court in the cases filed by the opposition National Democratic Congress and a private citizen. But the Chairperson of the EC in a counter-motion sighted by Citi News said the Supreme Court ... more
  • 3 weeks #CitiBusinessFestival: Absa Director lists five priority areas for Africa to revamp continental trade CNR
    The Tuesday, June 23, edition of the Citi Business News on-air series focused on the opportunities African countries are presented with (Africanacity) in the implementation of the  African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa, the Regional Corporate Director for Africa at Absa Bank, who spoke on the above topic identified improved transportation, infrastructure, and foreign investment among others as the panacea to Africa’s huge economic boost in terms of trade. She outlined what she described as five essential opportunity areas Africa must take advantage of to reduce trade barriers for industrialization and structural changes on the continent. Here are ... more
  • 3 weeks Nicholas Gborse writes: Volta and Oti regions deserve tailor-made manifesto commitments CNR
    It is interesting how party manifestos are becoming the norm rather than the exception in our body politic. Our politics is becoming one of issue-based, and no longer about personalities, insults and mere sloganeering without any form of substance whatsoever. This shows the level of maturity of our a-little-younger-than three-decade-old multiparty party democracy. In just a little over five months, Ghana will be heading to the polls again to elect a President and a new crop of parliamentarians if the Almighty God wills it. The enormity of the election means that the two major political parties that have dominated our ... more
  • 3 weeks GAMLS reiterates calls for use of GeneXpert equipment in testing for COVID-19 CNR
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has reiterated its calls to the government for the establishment of more COVID-19 testing centres with more enhanced equipment. According to the Association, the country stands at high risk of putting health workers involved in testing for the disease in danger looking at the limited number of testing centres the country has amidst the constant spike in the number of infections. “The leadership of GAMLS is very much concerned about the continuous increase and spread of the SARS COV-2 infection in Ghana as the situation poses a risk to Ghanaians including medical ... more
  • 3 weeks CH Group Foundation donates $100,000 to Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund CNR
    The CH Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, has supported the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund with US$100,000 to help complete the construction of Ghana’s first ever infectious disease isolation and treatment facility. The CH Foundation is the charitable arm of the CH Group, an indigenous Ghanaian-owned holding company engaged in the petroleum, real estate, agribusiness and waste management industries. Making the donation to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, the Chief Operating Officer of the CH Group, Cynthia Darko Acquaye, stated the company and its charitable arm recognize the importance of the infectious disease isolation and treatment centre, and the ... more
  • 3 weeks Coronavirus: Second German state locked down after outbreak CNR
    German authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have reimposed lockdown restrictions in two districts after a spike in cases, with more than half a million people affected. One area is home to a meatpacking plant where more than 1,500 workers have tested positive. State premier Armin Laschet said the “preventative measures” in Gütersloh district would last until 30 June. Neighbouring Warendorf district has also seen restrictions return. The state’s health minister, Karl-Josef Laumann, announced the second lockdown just hours after the first, saying further measures were needed “in order to protect the population”. It is the first time lockdowns ... more
  • 3 weeks PAC unhappy with BoG Governor for failing to honour invitation CNR
    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is unhappy with the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, for failing to appear before it after several invitations. PAC has complained that several invitations to the Governor to answer some questions concerning the accounts of the central bank have been ignored. The Public Accounts Committee deferred its sitting on Tuesday over the absence of Dr. Ernest Addison. The sitting of the committee was to consider the Report of the Auditor-General on the statement of Foreign exchange receipts and payments of the Bank of Ghana for 2017 and 2018. But, the Governor ... more
  • 3 weeks Government defends stiff sanctions for non-wearing of face masks CNR
    The government is insisting that the current sanctions for not wearing face masks, which some have described as harsh, are necessary. At a press briefing on Tuesday morning, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said: “Sometimes, if the sanctions are not deterring enough, we will not get the level of compulsion we are looking for.” “One of the reasons for prescribing sanctions on various pieces of legislation is so that they become a deterrent to other people.” The new sanctions for not wearing face masks are contained in a new Executive Instrument (E.I. 164). People who fail to wear face ... more
  • 3 weeks Banks have not held back support for 2020/2021 syndicated loan – COCOBOD clarifies CNR
    The Chief Executive of Ghana COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has described as false media reports suggesting that banks have refused to finance a 1.3 billion dollar syndicated loan for the 2020/2021 crop season. Media reports in recent times said investors have withdrawn from financing COCOBOD due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But reacting to the reports at a ceremony to launch a 600 million dollar syndicated loan, the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boanhen Aidoo, said COCOBOD has already paid the loan ahead of the time reached in the agreement. “Reports that COCOBOD is unable to raise its planned US$1.3billion ... more
  • 3 weeks 44-bed Coronavirus treatment centre at Korle Bu not abandoned – GHS CNR
    The Ghana Health Service has dismissed claims that the 44-bed treatment centre being constructed at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has stalled due to lack of funds. There were media reports that the contractors working on the facility have abandoned the project and will only return when money is made available to continue the construction. The treatment centre was to augment Ghana’s efforts in COVID-19 case management. But speaking at a press briefing in Accra, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye indicated that reports that the building has come to a standstill are untrue. “The Korle ... more
  • 3 weeks Receiver for collapsed Savings and Loans firms sends warning to loan defaulters CNR
    The Receiver of the collapsed microfinance and savings and loans companies who had their operating licenses revoked has sent out a warning to all borrowers and loan defaulters. In a statement on Tuesday urged such persons to visit any of the maintained branches of these institutions for repayment of the loans immediately.” Attached to the release were 23 branches, account numbers and mobile money numbers, which are also available on its web portal, ghreceiverships.com. The Receiver further encouraged all defaulters to settle their outstanding obligations to the defunct companies through the respective MTN MoMo numbers and receivership bank accounts listed. ... more
  • 3 weeks Pastor who allegedly threatened EC boss granted GHS100,000 bail CNR
    The Accra High Court has granted bail to Apostle Kwabena Owusu, the self-styled pastor who allegedly threatened the life of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa. The court granted him bail to the tune of GHS100,000 and is to provide three sureties, 2 of whom must be public servants earning not less than GHS 2,000. As part of his bail conditions, he is also expected to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Mondays and Fridays. Apostle Kwabena Owusu has been in police custody for the past two weeks. He was arrested early in June while granting ... more
  • 3 weeks Don’t abandon parliamentary work – Oquaye urges defeated NPP MPs CNR
    Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has urged legislators who were unsuccessful in the New Patriotic Party’s primaries, not to abandon their duties in Parliament despite their defeat. According to him, the nature of the enterprise of politics involves outcomes such as electoral defeat. Addressing the House on the last weekends NPP’s primaries, Oquaye said, “being out of Parliament does not mean you are not going to serve. We all know that you can leave Parliament and serve in government and some even do that even more strongly outside Parliament. If affects both the left and the right and ... more
  • 3 weeks Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine start in South Africa CNR
    Human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University are beginning in South Africa and in Brazil. Some 2,000 people in South Africa will be involved in what is widely considered to be one of the earliest and most advanced trials for a vaccine to tackle the pandemic. The first doses of the vaccine are being administered in Johannesburg this week. South Africa has been chosen, not just for its expertise in this field, but because Covid-19 is now spreading fast here. That makes it far easier for scientists to find a community at immediate risk of infection, and ... more
  • 3 weeks Absa: Bringing possibility to life during a crisis [Article] CNR
    When a crisis of the magnitude of Covid-19 strikes, it is our role as a responsible lender to put forward various immediate and medium-term solutions to proactively combat the downturn it brings. As an African business, we have sought to position ourselves so that we can offer not just tangible relief in this time of distress and global upheaval, but also true value in an ever-changing world. For any indebted individual or business, servicing debt during such difficult times is a source of angst. Absa reacted swiftly to the pandemic by designing, offering and implementing smart solutions and offering significant ... more
  • 3 weeks 11 arrested over Nima Police Station burglary CNR
    The Nima Divisional Police Command has arrested 11 suspects in relation to the recent burglary of one of the general offices at the command. Some unidentified persons allegedly broke into the Orderly Room at the police command on Thursday, June 18, 2020, and made away with a 32-inch television set and a computer monitor. The break-in, which was suspected to have taken place at dawn, was detected at about 6 a.m. when some officers of the command reported for work. The suspected thieves removed an airconditioner fitted into one of the windows to the office and passed through the space ... more
  • 3 weeks National service person at Accra Technical University tests positive for COVID-19 CNR
    A National Service Person at the Academic Department of the Accra Technical University has tested positive for Coronavirus. The case is said to have been recorded on Monday, June 22, 2020; exactly a week after tertiary institutions across the country reopened for final year students as part of the phased easing of COVID-19 induced restrictions by President Akufo-Addo. Management of the technical university has disclosed that the NSS person reported to a medical facility in her neighbourhood after experiencing symptoms of fever, headache and runny nose by which COVID-19 tests conducted. The affected person is currently in isolation responding to ... more
  • 3 weeks GHS continues defence of new protocols, says COVID-19 discharges are clinical recoveries CNR
    The Ghana Health Service will continue to count recoveries and discharges for the novel coronavirus together despite concerns of observers who insist they should be kept apart. At a press briefing on Tuesday morning, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said the current use of the term “discharge” would be more accurately described as a “clinical recovery.” “Maybe the word discharge is what is causing confusion. It is a clinical recovery,” he noted after a question on the matter. Explaining further, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said, “if you have malaria and you are treated and you are fine, ... more
  • 3 weeks NPP did not protect any incumbent MP – Sammy Awuku CNR
    National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has insisted that the party did not protect any incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) from being contested in the party’s parliamentary primaries. According to him, the party did nothing in securing their positions for them, as claimed by some people. Speaking on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News on Monday, the party organizer noted that all decisions made towards the primaries were done by the party’s Executive Council in the interest of party members. “I completely disagree that they deliberately protected some MPs and also gave up on some. ... more
  • 3 weeks GIBA’s case against NCA over DTT access control dismissed CNR
    The Supreme Court has dismissed the case brought before it by the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) challenging the introduction of Conditional Access System for Free-to-Air TV broadcast in Ghana. GIBA, an association of about 25 private broadcasters, went to the Supreme Court early this year against the National Communications Authority and the Attorney General, asking the Court to declare the Conditional Access System as an unnecessary restraint on the establishment and operation of private media. The Broadcasters Association was of the view that the access control system served as an unreasonable infringement on the freedom of the media and ... more
  • 3 weeks Omni Specialty Products donates to Noguchi Memorial Institute CNR
    Omni Specialty Products has supported the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research with a donation of 10,000 rapid test kits, 5,000 face masks, and 10 temperature guns. Mr. Michael Zormelo who presented the items on behalf of the Company stated that the kits will help augment the work of the institute.   “We as a company are very excited that we can make history and be part of the contribution to fight against COVID -19’’, he noted. He was accompanied by Mrs. Zormelo, Executive Director; Mrs. Doreen Akomah, the Head of HR, and some other staff of the company. ... more
  • 3 weeks I’ll work hard to increase Nana Addo’s votes in Yendi – Farouk Aliu Mahama assures CNR
    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate-elect for Yendi in the Northern Region, Farouk Aliu Mahama has promised to increase the NPP’s vote margin in the constituency during the 2020 general elections. For Mr. Mahama, he is extremely proud of what he has been able to achieve within the constituency in the short term which signifies the dawn of a new era for the people of Yendi. He has therefore assured, with the support of his other contenders, to appreciate President Akufo-Addo’s contribution towards restoring peace in the area by giving him more votes. “The new era that is blowing ... more
  • 3 weeks Reopening of schools: Students who break bounds will be sent home – CHASS CNR
    The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) says schools will not hesitate to send home any student who breaks bounds following the partial reopening of Senior High Schools. Final year Senior High Students resumed classes yesterday and the President of CHASS, Alhaji Yakubu Abdulia, in a Citi News interview, warned that authorities will be tough on students to ensure maximum safety because of the threat of COVID-19. “Given this period, if a student breaks bounds and goes out of out of the school cannot guarantee where you have gone to and who you have interacted with and ... more
  • 3 weeks Anyaa-Sowutuom: I’m not leaving politics despite refraining from primary – Ayorkor Botchway CNR
    The outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for Anyaa-Sowutuom constituency, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, says she looks forward to serving in the Akufo-Addo government should it remain in power after the 2020 general elections. The MP who doubles as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration did not contest in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) just ended parliamentary primaries. She has been the MP for the area for 16 years. According to her, she did that to give others the opportunity to do something new for the constituency. She, however, disclosed that she has no intentions to quit politics. “I’ve done ... more
  • 3 weeks China, S.Korea, Australia confirm new COVID-19 cases CNR
    China, South Korea, and Australia reported more cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. In South Korea, health authorities said infections had rebounded as new cases coming to the country from abroad outnumbered local ones, Yonhap news reported. Of 46 more infections confirmed in the country, 30 were linked to a Russia-flagged ship docked in the southeastern city of Busan, with one additional fatality due to the infection, said the report, citing the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). However, infections continued to spread in Seoul and outside the capital, as well. South Korea has reported 12,484 cases ... more
  • 3 weeks Vote-buying, violence at NPP primaries ‘unprecedented’ – Sammy Gyamfi CNR
    The Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the party is shocked at the height of violence and vote-buying that characterized the recently held parliamentary primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). He said while such activities have been witnessed during the primaries of other political parties, the scenes from the NPP’s primaries of vote-buying were “unprecedented.” “Our concern and I believe the concern of many well-meaning Ghanaians, has to do with the alarming levels of opulence and ostentation, vote-buying and showboating that we saw, coupled with the alarming level of violence which in our view is ... more
  • 3 weeks Newspaper Headlines: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 CNR
    Newspaper Headlines for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 The post Newspaper Headlines: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. ... more
  • 3 weeks Voting begins in Malawi’s historic re-run poll CNR
    Polls have opened in Malawi a year on from President Peter Mutharika’s disputed election victory that was annulled nearly five months ago. Mr Mutharika, who wants a second term, is up against Lazarus Chakwera, who heads an opposition coalition. Evidence of vote tampering including correction fluid on tally sheets led to judges scrapping his May 2019 victory and ordering a fresh election. The country’s judiciary has been widely praised for its robust response. Malawi became the second African nation to annul a presidential election over irregularities, after Kenya in 2017. The country has been bitterly divided in the run-up to ... more
  • 3 weeks Germany considers local lockdown after abattoir spike CNR
    In Germany, an isolated outbreak at an abattoir is one of the reasons cited for a rise in the country’s reproduction (R) number to 2.88. R is the average number of people who someone with Covid-19 could infect. A number below one is seen as necessary to contain the spread of the disease. The Tönnies meat processing plant in the Gütersloh area of North Rhine-Westphalia has now reported more than 1,500 infections, out of a total of 7,000 workers. State premier Armin Laschet says schools and kindergartens have already been shut in the immediate area and 7,000 people have been ... more
  • 3 weeks Trump targets foreign workers with new visa freeze CNR
    US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020. High-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs, and top executives will be affected. The White House said the move will create jobs for Americans hurting economically due to the pandemic. But critics say the White House is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to tighten up immigration laws. Who’s affected? In a briefing for reporters, the administration said the freeze, in place through the end of the year, would impact about 525,000 people. That includes an estimated ... more
  • 3 weeks NPP primaries: Appreciating delegates with money not vote buying – Newly elected candidates CNR
    Some new candidates who sailed through the recently held New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries have discounted claims of vote-buying said to have characterized the polls. During last Saturday’s primaries by the NPP, Citi News reported of an incident where police at the Otaten polling station in the Ablekuma North constituency in the Greater Accra Region stopped some supporters of aspirants contesting in the election from giving out envelopes believed to contain money to delegates. Some delegates at Okaikoi South also mentioned in a Citi News interview that they had received monies and household items from some of the aspirants. ... more
  • 3 weeks Global Coronavirus cases top 9 million as outbreak surges in Brazil, India CNR
    Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million on Monday, as Brazil and India grappled with a surge in infections, and the United States, China, and other hard-hit countries reported new outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until mid-May to reach 4.5 million cases. It has taken just five weeks to double to 9 million cases, the tally shows. The United States leads the world with the highest number of infections, at about 2.2 million or 25% of all reported cases. The tally shows the disease ... more
  • 3 weeks Weija water plant to be shut down on Tuesday for repairs – GWCL CNR
    The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is warning its customers ahead of a cut in water supply tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23 in some parts of Accra. This is as a result of repair works to be done on pipelines and valves on some transmission lines, leading to a shut down of the Weija Plant. “Management of Ghana Water Company Limited wishes to inform its valued customers and the general public that the Weija Headworks will be shut down on Tuesday 23rd June, 2020 for repairs to be effected on a raw water pipeline,” the company said in a statement on ... more
  • 3 weeks Eyewitness News, Monday 22nd June 2020 CNR
    In this edition of the Eyewitness News, Umaru Sanda Amadu and Frema Adunyame delve into issues relating to; Ghana’s apology to Nigeria over the High Commissioner’s building demolition. Also in the news bulletin, the NDC’s assessment of the recently held NPP Primaries was discussed. Umaru Sanda Amadu interviewed Sammy Gyamfi. On the Point blank segment, the National Organiser of the NPP joined Umaru Sanda Amadu the fallouts from the recently held NPP parliamentary primaries. Citi97.3 · Eyewitness News, Monday 22nd June 2020     The post Eyewitness News, Monday 22nd June 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News ... more
  • 3 weeks Register for 2020 polls whether EC compiles new roll or not – Mahama CNR
    Former President, John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians to participate in any form of voter registration exercise undertaken by the Electoral Commission (EC) in the build-up to the 2020 general elections. He says although his party, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has its own disagreements with the EC’s insistence to use a new voters’ register for the polls, they will not undermine the democracy of the country should the Supreme Court not rule in their favour in the case challenging the legality of the compilation of a new electoral roll. Speaking during a community engagement at the Tongor area ... more
  • 3 weeks We’re investigating destruction of Nigeria High Commission’s building – Police CNR
    The Ghana Police Service has said it has initiated investigations into the demolition of a structure located within the premises of the residency of the Nigeria High Commission in Accra. It has since called on the public to remain calm as it works to ensure that the culprits are brought to book. Armed men allegedly invaded the parcel of land on which the Commission was erecting a building on and pulled down parts of the said building on Friday night. The development has since sparked controversy with fears that it could start a diplomatic row but the police say it is looking ... more
  • 3 weeks Parliamentary primaries: Chief of Staff leads NPP’s dispute resolution committee  CNR
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has moved to deal with fallouts from its just-ended parliamentary primaries. It has therefore set up a Conflict Resolution Committee to address concerns to be raised by anyone aggrieved The committee is being headed by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Opare. In an interview with Citi News, National Organizer of the NPP, Sammi Awuku indicated that the Conflict Resolution Committee will begin work immediately. “Where we have people who are disgruntled, bitter, and pained after the polls, the party has quickly activated its conflict resolution committee chaired by the Chief of Staff, ... more
  • 3 weeks #NPPDecides: Thank you for vindicating our democratic credentials – NPP to delegates CNR
    The NPP has commended its members and sympathizers for once again rising to the occasion and demonstrating maturity and candour in the just ended parliamentary primaries of the party which came off over the weekend. The party said, this milestone it chalked on Saturday vindicated its unbeatable democratic credentials and further entrenched the NPP’s position as the bastion of internal party democracy on the Continent of Africa and beyond. In a statement issued by the party and signed by its General Secretary, Mr. John Boadu, on June 21, 2020, in the aftermath of the primaries, the party, while congratulating the ... more
  • 3 weeks #CitiBusinessFestival: Use AfCFTA to address export financing challenges – African countries told CNR
    African countries have been urged to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and adopt a lasting solution to the financing challenges that have bedevilled trade export among member countries. David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior Partner at AB and David Africa, who gave this advice says the time has come for countries on the continent to form a united front and implement a single financing framework to boost trade economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking on the on-air series of the Citi Business Festival on the topic; “Understanding the AfCFTA and the opportunities for your business”, Mr. Dorte said ... more
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