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  • 5 months Nicki Minaj Saudi gig prompts confusion online CNR -LS
    Nicki Minaj has been announced as a headline act for a music festival in Saudi Arabia, prompting confusion on social media over how her typically revealing outfits and explicit lyrics would go over in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The rapper will perform at the Jeddah World Fest on 18 July. The concert is the latest example of the kingdom loosening restrictions on entertainment and encouraging the growth of the arts sector. “Nicki Minaj” trended on Twitter on Wednesday as people reacted to the announcement. “Imagine waking up from a three year coma and the first thing you hear is Nicki Minaj ... more
  • 5 months Cargill pledges commitment to sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire CNR -Biz
    Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has indicated its commitment to work closely with COCOBOD and other stakeholders to ensure a long term and sustainable impact for farmers and the cocoa sector. In a statement released by Cargill, the company reiterated its support for the shared ambition of both Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to improve cocoa farmers’ income and ensure the long-term sustainability of the sector. Cargill also indicated its commitment to working with stakeholders to achieve fundamental positive changes in the cocoa sector. “At Cargill, we share the ambition of the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to improve cocoa farmers’ ... more
  • 5 months New Parliamentary Chamber: Elitist In Nature, Subservient to Ghanaians [Opinion] CNR -Opinion
    The news of a construction of a new parliamentary chamber came as a surprise to many Ghanaians. For many years there has been raucous debate by members of either side of the political divide as to whether there is a need for a new chamber for the nation. The construction of the new parliamentary chamber is planned to begin before the end of 2019 as reported by the online media platform Ghanaweb. It was stated that the Parliamentary Service Board received the model for the newly proposed chamber last Friday and according to the story the Speaker of Parliament stated ... more
  • 5 months Tamale: Man wrongly sentenced freed after CHRAJ’s intervention CNR
    When ex-convict Hamza Osman was freed from the Tamale Central Prisons, he first gazed up to the sky, smiled broadly and headed off to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Tamale to bid them goodbye. “I don’t want to sleep in Tamale again,” Hamza told the Northern Regional Director of CHRAJ, Lawyer Stephen Azantilo when he visited him. “Prison life is too bad. Even dogs will not eat the food we eat there. Just on Monday (July 1, 2019), I was sent to the hospital. My drugs are still in the bag. The doctors say I ... more
  • 5 months Group threatens demo over new Parliamentary building CNR
    One of the organisers for the planned protest against the construction of new Parliament building, Rasheeda Adams, says a demonstration will come off if Parliament fails to back down. Rasheeda Adams, one of the people behind the #DropThatChamber protest. In an interview with Citi News, Rasheeda Adams said Parliament was not putting the needs of the people first. “Some of them [the MPs] are from constituencies where people don’t even have drinking water and so if they think about their people in the least at all they are going to listen to the concerns of the people.” The Minister for ... more
  • 5 months Group threatens demo over new Parliamentary building CNR -Politics
    One of the organisers for the planned protest against the construction of new Parliament building, Rasheeda Adams, says a demonstration will come off if Parliament fails to back down. Rasheeda Adams, one of the people behind the #DropThatChamber protest. In an interview with Citi News, Rasheeda Adams said Parliament was not putting the needs of the people first. “Some of them [the MPs] are from constituencies where people don’t even have drinking water and so if they think about their people in the least at all they are going to listen to the concerns of the people.” The Minister for ... more
  • 5 months Ahafo region: Two remand suspects escape from Ayomso police cell CNR
    Some two suspects on remand at the Ayomso Police station in the Asunafo North Municipality of Ahafo Region escaped from cell. The incident happened on Tuesday night. The suspects reportedly drilled and removed a cement block at the toilet of the station and escaped. The Goaso District Police Commander Chief Supt. Bella Dzansi who confirmed this to Citi News did not give further details. The two; Haruna Musah and Abdul Karim Musah, who were remanded by the Goaso Magistrate Court on June 24, 2019, were to re-appear on Monday, July 8, 2019, for stealing and unlawful entry. The suspects allegedly ... more
  • 5 months Police charge Modern Ghana journalist with ‘stealing’ CNR
    Police have slapped, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri the editor of online news portal, modernghana.com, with three charges. The journalist will be put before court to answer to the charge of conspiracy to stealing, unauthorized access to electronic records and stealing. Mr. Ajarfor, reported at the police station today [Thursday]. He was arrested with a colleague journalist, Emmanuel Britwum, also of ModernGhana last Thursday by persons who identified themselves as National Security operatives and sent to an unknown location allegedly for cyber-crimes. While Britwum was released the day after, Ajarfor was detained until Saturday when he was released. Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri later alleged ... more
  • 5 months Social media comments on new chamber sickening – Joe Osei-Owusu CNR
    The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, has described as sickening, social media comments on  the construction of a new chamber in Parliament “The things I’m seeing on social media (about the project) are sickening,” the First Deputy Speaker lamented. He was worried that the House had not yet discussed the proposed new building, yet some Members of Parliament were responding “left and right.” He, therefore, directed the Leadership of the House to make a statement on the proposed chamber. His directive was in reaction to a contribution by Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, MP for Adaklu, on a ... more
  • 5 months We’ll consider public interest before deciding on new chamber – Parliament CNR
    The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has indicated that the interest of the public will be considered in the final determination on the planned construction of a new Chamber for the legislature. He said the plan for the construction has not been firmed up yet and it will be put before the plenary once that has been done. The Suame MP’s made the comment at a press conference held on Thursday to provide more information about plans to construct the new multipurpose facility. Many Ghanaians are up in arms following news of the plan ... more
  • 5 months Parliament will consult widely on proposed new chamber – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said he is not aware of any engagement between the legislature and the executive on the new parliamentary complex project. The Parliamentary Service Board’s decision to construct a complex including a new 450-seater chamber has been a subject of public outrage. The project is expected to be funded partly by the Indian government with counterpart funding from the government of Ghana. Speaking to Citi News, the Ofoase-Ayirebi lawmaker said Parliament would have to consult widely before the project begins. “They will need to go through their processes, come to a certain decision ... more
  • 5 months New chamber unjustifiable and self-serving – CDD tells Parliament CNR
    The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has said the construction of a new chamber for Parliament cannot be justified. The CDD argued in a statement that Parliament is “relatively well resourced” citing the recent construction of an administration block, the Job 600 office complex and the expansion of the current chamber. It instead urged Parliament to focus on enhancing its credibility. “What Parliament lacks but needs to make it a credible part of a system of constitutional checks and balances and a true policymaking partner to the Executive are not more fancy brick-and-mortar; what Parliament needs to assume its proper ... more
  • 5 months GUBA Awards USA to be launched at UN Headquarters in New York CNR -LS
    The official launch of this year’s GUBA Awards USA, will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The launch event will serve as the official introduction of the GUBA Awards in the United States, and will also be the unveiling of the shortlisted nominees for this year. The award categories will recognise the success of individuals and organisations that represent the very best of Ghanaian talent within the USA and Ghana. GUBA Enterprise is extending internationally and taking root in the United States of America to put the spotlight on the Diaspora ... more
  • 5 months We’ve made significant progress – Nana Akufo-Addo CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo believes his government has made significant progress in all facets of the economy, over the last two and half years, and is working to put the country on the path of progress and prosperity. According to President Akufo-Addo: “We are by no means out of the woods yet, but we have made significant progress, with the macroeconomic fundamentals now pointing in the right direction, and, in the process, have concluded our exit from the IMF programme on a high note.” “We are determined to maintain discipline in the management of our economy so that ... more
  • 5 months Kim Kardashian-West wins $2.7m in damages after suing fashion brand CNR -LS
    Kim Kardashian-West has won $2.7m in damages after accusing Missguided USA of ripping off her outfits. She took the fashion brand to court in the US, claiming it was using her name to sell clothes and was “notorious” for “knocking off” designer items she wore. It didn’t defend itself and was told to pay out $2.7m (about £2.1m). It has also been banned from using the reality star’s “trademarks in connection with the sale, marketing or distribution of its products”. Kim has spoken before about how, when she’s pictured in a dress, almost-identical designs will appear on fast fashion sites ... more
  • 5 months Chelsea appoint club legend Frank Lampard as manager CNR -Sports
    Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal. Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player. He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager. The former England international made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them. He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given ... more
  • 5 months Parliament to consider Bill to allow dual citizens to hold public office CNR
    The government will soon lay a Bill before Parliament that allows persons with dual citizenship to hold public office, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said. The Bill is has been described as the Diaspora Engagement Policy Bill and is being worked on by the Office of Diasporan Affairs. The constitution excludes dual citizens from holding certain specified offices in Ghana but the President says dual citizens should not be limited in their capacity to serve. “We know from the example of several countries where a truthful collaboration between their overseas nationals and their governments can bring for their national development and prosperity. ... more
  • 5 months Anyenini’s law firm no longer representing Modern Ghana’s Biritwum CNR
    Samson Lardy Anyenini’s law firm is no longer providing legal representation for Emmanuel Biritwum, one of the Modern Ghana journalists who was detained by National Security officials last week. This comes after Mr. Biritwum’s lawyer said her client was never manhandled and tortured by operatives of National Security as was earlier alleged. In a statement explaining key developments in the case, Mr. Anyenini said he had “become aware via the media that Britwum has procured the services of another lawyer” and added that he “wishes him well.” Mr. Biritwum is now being represented by one Deborah Asabere-Ameyaw who said he disassociates ... more
  • 5 months Two companies blacklisted for smuggling planting for food fertilizer to Burkina Faso CNR
    Two registered input suppliers under the government’s flagship project Planting for Food and Jobs have been blacklisted for attempting to smuggle fertilizer to neighbouring Burkina Faso. The two companies are; Intercontinental Agro Group and Dematar Ghana Company. Security officials at the Paga border in the Upper East Region arrested the articulated trucks carrying the fertilizer upon a tip-off. Government subsidized fertilizer under its Planting for Food and Jobs aimed at increasing food production to address the high imports of foodstuff into the country. The government this year branded its subsidized fertilizer for easy identification to curb smuggling. According to the Upper ... more
  • 5 months ‘New Parliamentary Chamber will make MPs attract Speaker’s eye’ – Majority Leader CNR -Politics
    The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has justified plans for the construction of a proposed new 450-seater parliamentary chamber despite heavy criticisms and fierce opposition to the project. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained that the current chamber makes it extremely difficult for most of the Members of Parliament to get the attention of the Speaker to contribute to discussions on the Floor of the House, hence the need for the new chamber. He said some of the MPs sit behind the pillars of the chamber thus unable to attract the Speaker’s attention where necessary. Speaking to Bernard Koku ... more
  • 5 months ‘New Parliamentary Chamber will make MPs attract Speaker’s eye’ – Majority Leader CNR
    The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has justified plans for the construction of a proposed new 450-seater parliamentary chamber despite heavy criticisms and fierce opposition to the project. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained that the current chamber makes it extremely difficult for most of the Members of Parliament to get the attention of the Speaker to contribute to discussions on the Floor of the House, hence the need for the new chamber. He said some of the MPs sit behind the pillars of the chamber thus unable to attract the Speaker’s attention where necessary. Speaking to Bernard Koku ... more
  • 5 months Second Modern Ghana journalist denies being tortured by National Security CNR
    One of the two ModernGhana journalists who alleged that they had been tortured by national security officers, Emmanuel Britwum, has made a sudden U-turn. He now claims he was never manhandled and tortured by operatives of National Security. Mr. Britwum, through his lawyer, Deborah Asabere-Ameyaw said he disassociates himself from the claims of torture against him and could not confirm that his colleague, Ajafor Abugri was brutalized either. In a strongly worded statement, he said, he has not elected anyone to speak on his behalf on the ensuing matter. “It is the case of my client that some attempt have been ... more
  • 5 months Farida Yusif writes: Accra’s cleanliness depends on change in nonchalant attitudes of Ghanaians CNR
    I felt my little brother’s frustration when he asked if it was possible to go round and take photos of the poor sanitation and stench in Accra and write an article addressed to the President and the Minister for Sanitation. For real, Accra is very dirty and smelly. I hold my breath twice on my ride to work, the first at the Kaneshie Market and when the trotro gets to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange. The most worrying thing about the situation of filth in Ghana is the nonchalant attitude of Ghanaians toward the filth and stench they walk in, ... more
  • 5 months Parliament to address media on proposed new chamber today CNR
    The Majority and Minority Leaders of Parliament will today, Thursday, address the media on the proposed new chamber and the matters arising. “Parliament intends to listen closely and attentively to the sentiments and views of the citizens and take appropriate actions,” a statement from the leadership of Parliament stated. The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to remain calm as the House will soon debate the decision to build the new parliamentary complex. This assurance follows the public outcry that has erupted over the decision of the parliamentary service board to consider such a ... more
  • 5 months ‘Politicians not Father Christmas’ – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu CNR -Politics
    Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu wants Ghanaians to see politicians as individuals who seek to make returns on their campaign investments and not as persons only responsible for giving out freebies. In his view, the biggest problem within the Ghanaian political system is a situation where constituents knowing very well the mandate of parliamentarians which include formulating policies but decide to overly rely on legislators for their basic social needs. The results of recent reports conducted by some institutions showed that majority of sitting Members of Parliament risk losing their seats because they have failed to visit or deliver ... more
  • 5 months ‘Politicians not Father Christmas’ – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu CNR
    Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu wants Ghanaians to see politicians as individuals who seek to make returns on their campaign investments and not as persons only responsible for giving out freebies. In his view, the biggest problem within the Ghanaian political system is a situation where constituents knowing very well the mandate of parliamentarians which include formulating policies but decide to overly rely on legislators for their basic social needs. The results of recent reports conducted by some institutions showed that majority of sitting Members of Parliament risk losing their seats because they have failed to visit or deliver ... more
  • 5 months ModernGhana journalist makes U-turn; denies being brutalized CNR
    One of the two embattled ModernGhana journalists at the centre of the alleged national security torture, Emmanuel Britwum, has made a sudden U-turn on claims that he was manhandled and tortured by National Security operatives. Mr. Britwum, through his lawyer, Deborah Asabere-Ameyaw said he disassociates himself from the claims of torture against him and could not confirm that his colleague, Ajarfor Abugri was brutalized either. In a strongly worded statement, he said, he has not elected anyone to speak on his behalf on the ensuing matter. “It is the case of my client that some attempt have been made in the ... more
  • 5 months CPP opens nominations for regional elections CNR -Politics
    The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has opened nominations for regional positions in the sixteen regions of the country. The nominations opened on Monday, July 1 will end on July 8, 2019. A statement by Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior, CPP Acting General Secretary, urged citizens and members of the Party to treat the exercise with all seriousness towards the rebuilding process of the Conscientious People’s Platform. “We have done it before and we can do it again. We must work at redeeming our ideas which are half-heartedly ill-copied through this Fourth Republican dispensation – of Care, Progress and Peace for ... more
  • 5 months Ghana’s Forests: To conserve or not to conserve – Time for a genetic index survey [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Now that roads have been paved into the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, which is the largest of the country’s Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) – government’s intention is very clear – to mine the rich bauxite deposits in Atewa. Civil society groups and concerned individuals, who believe that Atewa can best serve the nation when left unmined, have equally made their intentions known – to use whatever means available to stop what they see as abject disregard for ecosystem services vital for sustaining human life on earth. This situation has brought the issue of whether to conserve or not to ... more
  • 5 months Miss World arrives in Ghana ahead of 2019 Miss Ghana Finale CNR -LS
    Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon has arrived in Ghana to grace this year’s Miss Ghana finale slated for Saturday, July 6, 2019. The world reigning queen came to Ghana on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, with her team comprising the Chairwoman of Miss World Organisation, Julia Morley. The visit forms part of efforts to support the Miss Ghana brand and Miss Ghana Foundation on its social intervention projects. These projects include the educational project at Don Bosco Technical & Vocational Training Institute in Ashaiman, provision of water project in Nabuli in the Gushegu District of the Northern Region and ... more
  • 5 months #AFCONonCiti: Jordan Ayew makes CAF’s Best XI of the first round CNR -Sports
    Ghana’s Jordan Ayew was adjudged by CAF as one of the best eleven performers in the first round of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. The Swansea City has led the line for Ghana in their three matches and scored twice in their group games against Benin and Guinea-Bissau. The list was put out by CAF on Wednesday after the group stages ended on Tuesday. Ayew is joined on that list by Mohammed Salah, Mohammed El-Shenawy, Ahmed Hegazy and Ahmed Elmohamady of Egypt, Yaya Banana of Cameroon, Ashraf Hakimi of Morocco, Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina of Madagascar, Ismail ... more
  • 5 months Reports of Muntaka’s assault on NPP lady false – Asawase NDC CNR
    Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) in the Asawase Constituency have described as false reports that the Member Parliament (MP) for the area, Muntaka Mubarak, assaulted a female member of the governing New Patriotic Party. Members of the NDC indicated that an audio containing a narration of the alleged assault by a known NPP lady called Zainab Jibril is being fabricated and circulated on various platforms to tarnish the hard earned reputation of the Asawase MP. The leadership of the NDC in the constituency maintained that, the MP had no encounter with the lady in question while adding ... more
  • 5 months Reports of Muntaka’s assault on NPP lady false – Asawase NDC CNR -Politics
    Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) in the Asawase Constituency have described as false reports that the Member Parliament (MP) for the area, Muntaka Mubarak, assaulted a female member of the governing New Patriotic Party. Members of the NDC indicated that an audio containing a narration of the alleged assault by a known NPP lady called Zainab Jibril is being fabricated and circulated on various platforms to tarnish the hard earned reputation of the Asawase MP. The leadership of the NDC in the constituency maintained that, the MP had no encounter with the lady in question while adding ... more
  • 5 months Group demands explanation for Helena Huang’s deportation CNR
    Environmental conservation NGO, A Rocha Ghana, is demanding an explanation from government over circumstances surrounding the deportation of Helena Huang, a Chinese national arrested with four containers of rosewood. According to the group, the government’s failure to prosecute Helena Huang sets a bad precedent for foreigners involved in the illegal lumbering of rosewood in the country. Deputy Executive Director of A Rocha, Daryl Bosu said the law must be applied fairly without profiling or giving preferential treatment to some persons. “So long as there is a prescription for an illegal activity in our laws, that is a criminal offence, the ... more
  • 5 months Afoko case: Court adjourns IGP, CID boss contempt case to July 22 CNR
    The contempt case against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu and Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been adjourned to July 22, 2019. According to the representatives of both respondents, the two had travelled out of the jurisdiction. This was contained in a letter submitted to the judge in chambers. David Asante Apeatu and  Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah were expected to appear in court today [Wednesday], to face charges of contempt over the continuous incarceration of a murder suspect, Gregory Afoko beyond lawful order. The summoning of the two ... more
  • 5 months We’re yet to debate new chamber project – Alban Bagbin CNR
    The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has called on Ghanaians to remain calm as the House will soon debate the decision to build the new parliamentary complex. This assurance follows the public outcry that has erupted over the decision of the parliamentary service board to begin the project. The remarks of the Nadowli Kaleo MP followed some interaction by some Members of Parliament who expressed views against the parliamentary complex. He said the move is not etched in stone and it will only take such parliamentary debates for the right decision to be taken. “I have operated in ... more
  • 5 months We’re yet to debate new chamber project – Alban Bagbin CNR -Politics
    The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has called on Ghanaians to remain calm as the House will soon debate the decision to build the new parliamentary complex. This assurance follows the public outcry that has erupted over the decision of the parliamentary service board to begin the project. The remarks of the Nadowli Kaleo MP followed some interaction by some Members of Parliament who expressed views against the parliamentary complex. He said the move is not etched in stone and it will only take such parliamentary debates for the right decision to be taken. “I have operated in ... more
  • 5 months Deputy Volta Regional Minister did not harass EC officials – NPP CNR -Politics
    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta Region has denied claims by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that Reverend Johnson Avuletey, Deputy Volta Regional Minister harassed officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) and attempted to disrupt the limited voter registration exercise in the Ketu South Municipality. In a statement signed by Mr Pope Yevoo, Volta Regional Communication Officer of NPP, the Party said the Deputy Regional Minister during a tour of the registration centre met a “chaotic situation orchestrated by the NDC and their surrogates,” which he rather helped to calm. It said the allegation of intimidation and harassment ... more
  • 5 months Parliament discusses downward review of ages for presidential, parliamentary hopefuls CNR
    Parliament on Tuesday began discussions for a reduction of the ages allowed by Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, to qualify for election as President and Member of Parliament. This is to enable more young persons to serve Ghana at the nation’s highest political offices. “Mr Speaker, if an individual is old enough to vote and decide on what is the political culture, then the person is old enough to hold that portfolio, “Mr Ernest Henry Norgbey, MP for Ashaiman Constituency said in a statement on the Floor of the House, in Accra. He continued: “More so, if an individual of 21 is ... more
  • 5 months Parliament discusses downward review of ages for presidential, parliamentary hopefuls CNR -Politics
    Parliament on Tuesday began discussions for a reduction of the ages allowed by Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, to qualify for election as President and Member of Parliament. This is to enable more young persons to serve Ghana at the nation’s highest political offices. “Mr Speaker, if an individual is old enough to vote and decide on what is the political culture, then the person is old enough to hold that portfolio, “Mr Ernest Henry Norgbey, MP for Ashaiman Constituency said in a statement on the Floor of the House, in Accra. He continued: “More so, if an individual of 21 is ... more
  • 5 months NPP MP kicks against plans for new Parliament chamber CNR
    The Member of Parliament for Okaikoi North, Patrick Yaw Boamah is kicking against the construction of a new parliamentary chamber complex. His position follows that of other MPs mainly in the Minority side who are against the proposed complex which includes a new 450 Member chamber. Last week, the team of architects led by British Ghanaian Architect, Sir David Adjaye unveiled the design and artist impression for the project valued at 200 million dollars to the leadership of the House. Patrick Yaw Boamah, Okaikoi North MP Speaking to the press in Parliament, the MP who doubles as the Deputy Minister ... more
  • 5 months Lawyers set to sue over Modern Ghana journalist’s torture CNR
    Lawyers for the Modern Ghana journalists allegedly tortured by National Security personnel are preparing a civil suit against the security agency. One of the lawyers, Samson Lardy Anyenini on the Citi Breakfast Show said: “in due course, a process will be covered in respect of a civil process against the perpetrators of the illegal and unconstitutional and criminal conduct.” Emmanuel Ajarfor, the Modern Ghana editor, was detained alongside a fellow journalist, Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum. The two met with police on Tuesday in the company of their lawyers. The case has been surrounded by controversy after suggestions that the arrest of ... more
  • 6 months Public Universities Bill needless – Clement Apaak CNR
    Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Dr. Clement Apaak, has described as needless, government’s intention to have a Public Universities Bill passed. He said the current system of running public universities with different statutes has not brought about any major challenges and thus must not be changed. President Akufo-Addo recently defended the bill, saying the criticism that the bill will curtail academic freedom was erroneous. However, the Builsa South MP told Citi News that government must not seek too much power over the management of universities. “Governing the universities has not been sufficient in as far as running ... more
  • 6 months Settle energy sector debts – MPs to gov’t CNR
    Parliament has called on the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy, Mr John Peter Amewu to as a matter of urgency, activate the cash waterfall scheme and other prudent measures to address the debt accumulation in the energy sector. The lawmakers further called on the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori Atta to conduct an audit to determine the level of indebtedness among the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the Energy Sector. The legislators also urged the Minister of Finance to consider issuing a new bond to finance the remaining legacy debts in the Energy Sector. Dr Mark ... more
  • 6 months Settle energy sector debts – MPs to gov’t CNR -Biz
    Parliament has called on the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy, Mr John Peter Amewu to as a matter of urgency, activate the cash waterfall scheme and other prudent measures to address the debt accumulation in the energy sector. The lawmakers further called on the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori Atta to conduct an audit to determine the level of indebtedness among the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the Energy Sector. The legislators also urged the Minister of Finance to consider issuing a new bond to finance the remaining legacy debts in the Energy Sector. Dr Mark ... more
  • 6 months NEIP woos Indian investors to explore opportunities in Ghana CNR -Biz
    The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme-NEIP, under the Ministry of Business Development, is living up to its mandate of developing the entrepreneurial eco-system by attracting investors to set up businesses in Ghana to boost the local economy and ultimately minimize unemployment. NEIP is an initiative to help develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing funding to start-ups and supporting existing ones to expand. The NEIP among other things provides business advisory service to businesses, and has one of the largest greenhouse estates at Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region. NEIP last year trained 7,000 entrepreneurs and funded 1,350 others. This year, ... more
  • 6 months Metro Mass Transit drivers embark on sit down strike CNR
    Drivers at Metro Mass Transit Limited in Kumasi have embarked on a sit-down strike following what they describe as the management’s poor treatment of drivers. The drivers say their salaries and insurance packages are not being paid. They have also accused the management of not performing regular maintenance works on their buses thereby putting their lives in danger. Some stranded passengers who went to the terminals spoke to Citi News about their ordeal. “I came here yesterday and I was not able to get a car. I then came again this dawn and the place was very quiet. We ... more
  • 6 months #AFCONonCiti: Ghana to face Tunisia in Round of 16 CNR -Sports
    The Black Stars of Ghana will face Tunisia in the round of 16 at Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The game will take place on Monday, July 8 at the Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, where Ghana has been based since the start of the tournament. Kwesi Appiah’s men finished top of Group F after a 2-0 victory over Guinea Bissau on Tuesday gave them 5 points, same as Cameroon, but they edge the defending champions on goals scored. Tunisia meanwhile finished 2nd in Group E with just 3 points, drawing all 3 group stage games. Game will kick off ... more
  • 6 months Uganda hit by Africa Cup of Nations cash dispute CNR -Sports
    Uganda’s players boycotted Africa Cup of Nations training on Tuesday because of a pay dispute, according to the country’s Football Association (FUFA). It is the latest such dispute to break out at the tournament, following issues with Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cameroon. The Cranes finished second in their group and are preparing to face Senegal in the last 16 on Friday. FUFA say the players are trying to “renegotiate” the terms of a deal signed between the two parties. They say the arrangement was agreed pre-tournament and detailed the payments that had already been made to the team. “As of ... more
  • 6 months #WAI: Kade MP among traffic offenders nabbed on the Legon bypass CNR
    Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign experienced its most dramatic exercise on the Legon bypass as influential persons like Member of Parliament for Kade, got arrested but challenged the Police. Kwabena Ohemeng Tinyaase challenged the police for arresting his driver and taking away his license. Colonel Joseph Azar Akampachab The incensed lawmaker was upset that he was arrested by law enforcers while on his way to make laws. Other notable persons stopped included Colonel Joseph Azar Akampachab, who was arrested for driving against traffic with his flashlights and a New Patriotic Party big wig who works at the Controller and ... more
  • 6 months Eni awarded new license for oil exploration, production in Tano Basin CNR -Biz
    Eni (70%) and its partner Vitol (30%) have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano Basin, offshore Ghana. This result allows Eni to further consolidate its presence in the Country. Eni will be the Operator of the license and besides Vitol the Joint Venture will include the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and a local registered Company that will be identified during the phase of contract finalization. “The Contract award is subject to approval from the Authorities. This award comes as an outcome of Ghana’s first international competitive bid round, ... more
  • 6 months ‘Let’s strengthen economic cooperation between our countries’ – Nana Addo to envoys CNR
    President  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the governments of Switzerland, Botswana, New Zealand and Pakistan to deepen the ties of co-operation between Ghana and their respective countries.   According to President Akufo-Addo, “the vision that we have for our country is to stop being a producer of raw materials in favour of intermediate and finished products. We want to enter the world economy on a different nexus; that we are a country that supports its private sector. Your countries, therefore, are an important part of this transformation process.” The President made this known on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, ... more
  • 6 months Appalling state of delivery system in Ghana [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Akosua looked at her watch for the second time, as she thought to herself, “didn’t this rider say he was only 5 mins away”? It had been an hour and 15 mins. She called him again. “Boss, please, where are you? I thought you said you were 5 mins away; it’s been over an hour,” she was full of rage. She had had a stressful week, especially today. Back to back meetings till 6 pm on a Friday was quite intense for her. She had woken up that morning and wasn’t proud of what she saw in the mirror. She ... more
  • 6 months SSNIT to cease lump sum pension payments from 2020 CNR -Biz
    From 2020 all pensioners on the new pension scheme will access their lump sum payments from the managers of pension schemes other than the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). By this, the state pension’s manager, SSNIT will only be mandated to pay monthly benefits to pensioners. Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah who announced this indicated that the move is in fulfillment of the 10-year payment date spelled out in the laws establishing the three-tier pension scheme. According to him, the exercise should improve access to funds to improve the welfare of pensioners who have mostly ... more
  • 6 months SSNIT to cease lump sum pension payments from 2020 CNR
    From 2020 all pensioners on the new pension scheme will access their lump sum payments from the managers of pension schemes other than the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). By this, the state pension’s manager, SSNIT will only be mandated to pay monthly benefits to pensioners. Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah who announced this indicated that the move is in fulfillment of the 10-year payment date spelled out in the laws establishing the three-tier pension scheme. According to him, the exercise should improve access to funds to improve the welfare of pensioners who have mostly ... more
  • 6 months GJA demands independent probe into Modern Ghana journalist’s torture claims CNR
    The President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Affail Monney has called for an independent probe of the torture allegations against the National Security by the editor of news website Modern Ghana. Speaking on Radio Ghana, Mr. Monney said the association was monitoring the progress of the case. He added that “we believe that the time has come to move it to a new level by instituting an independent investigation into what happened to the two journalists.” The association also has a team of lawyers “studying the situation” and Mr. Monney said they have requested for medical reports from the two journalists ... more
  • 6 months Oil exploration: Tullow fails to progress to next round of competitive bidding CNR -Biz
    Tullow Oil failed to make it to the next stage in the maiden licensing round for oil blocks in Ghana. The oil company was not shortlisted as part of companies whose bid qualified for the next process in the bidding rounds. The development comes on the back of a statement issued by the Ministry of Energy on Tuesday [July 2, 2019] announcing the successful bids received for two oil blocks on offer. The Ministry of Energy has awarded First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited in partnership with Elandel Energy Ghana Limited block 3, while Eni Ghana Exploration and Production ... more
  • 6 months Finance Minister to present mid-year budget on July 17 CNR
    Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected in Parliament on July 17 present the 2019 mid-year review and supplementary budget. The Minister is enjoined by the Public Financial Management Act to present a mid-year review to Parliament six months after the presentation of the main budget for the fiscal year. The Minister in a press briefing last week had hinted that the review is to announce new tax measures such as a review of the controversial tax on luxury vehicles announced last year. According to him, the government has taken into consideration the feedback from the public and has decided ... more
  • 6 months Finance Minister to present mid-year budget on July 17 CNR -Biz
    Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected in Parliament on July 17 present the 2019 mid-year review and supplementary budget. The Minister is enjoined by the Public Financial Management Act to present a mid-year review to Parliament six months after the presentation of the main budget for the fiscal year. The Minister in a press briefing last week had hinted that the review is to announce new tax measures such as a review of the controversial tax on luxury vehicles announced last year. According to him, the government has taken into consideration the feedback from the public and has decided ... more
  • 6 months #WAI: Deputy BOST MD fined for traffic offences CNR
    The Deputy Managing Director of BOST, Mr. Moses Asem has been slapped with a fine of GHc720 by the La Motor Court. He was charged with driving at the wrong side, misuse of a siren and causing danger to other road users. Mr Asem, however, produced a license in court hence that charge was quashed. He was arrested on Saturday alongside 28 other errant drivers as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. Earlier Citi News reported that Mr.Asem had failed to show up in court as all the culprits were put before the Tema Sanitation and Motor court. This brings ... more
  • 6 months Afoko case: IGP, CID Boss to face contempt charges in court today CNR
    The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu and Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah are expected in court today, Wednesday, to face charges of contempt over the continuous incarceration of a murder suspect Gregory Afoko beyond lawful order. The summoning of the two by the court follows the disregard of a court order in March granting bail to Mr. Afoko. The judge is expected to deliver a ruling on whether the inaction of the two security chiefs was contempt of court. Mr. Afoko was admitted to bail in the sum of GHc 500,000 ... more
  • 6 months Advans Ghana engages SMEs on financial solutions CNR -Biz
    Mr. Olivier Bailly Bechet, the CEO of Advans Ghana, has once again reiterated the company’s quest to remain a customer-centric financial institution. He gave the highlight at a breakfast meeting with over 100 local entrepreneurs held at the Miklin Hotel in Kumasi. In spite of the challenges faced by multiple financial institutions in the country, Advans Ghana positions itself as a reliable international financial partner to the SMEs, seeking to understand the challenges, priorities, plans and aspirations of this key sector of the economy that employs many Ghanaians. The event was meant to give participants a listening ear to enhance ... more
  • 6 months Understanding the Ghanaian attitude, mentality; the psychological angle [Article] CNR -Opinion
    The reported assertion by UT Holdings’ boss Prince Kofi Amoabeng a few years ago, in reaction to the collapse of UT Bank; that he regrets giving jobs to only first class graduates raises serious issues that go to the very heart of how our educational system is structured and what it is intended to deliver in terms of human resource. Does the way children are raised in this culture really build them up to thrive in this ever-changing technologically-driven globalized world? Many well-meaning Ghanaians are worried about our one-step-forward-two-steps-backwards development. Indeed, if Ghana is not where we want her to ... more
  • 6 months Peace FM management questioned over Modern Ghana hacking claims CNR
    The management of Accra-based Peace FM has been questioned in relation to the National Security’s claims that some journalists of online news portal modernghana.com, were allegedly hacking into the systems of some media houses for news content often sent in by their correspondents. Sampson Lardi Ayeni, lawyer of the Modern Ghana reporters arrested by National Security operatives last Thursday over some controversial  publication and hacking claims told Citi News. He said he picked up the information when he, together with his clients met with police officials on Tuesday. The National Security officials handed over the case to the police. There ... more
  • 6 months Helena Huang deported after Rosewood smuggling case CNR
    The Chinese national arrested with four containers of Rosewood, Helena Huang has been deported. Her deportation, which was made known by the Ghana Immigration Service was based on the revocation of her resident permit due to her engagement in the alleged smuggling of Rosewood. The Daily Graphic sighted a notice signed by the Comptroller General of the Immigration Service which said the Chinese national was informed that “her permit to remain in Ghana has been revoked.” The paper also noted that the 43-year-old was deported on June 26. Ms Huang before this action had jumped bail for over six weeks ... more
  • 6 months Plans for new Parliament chamber a shame – Suhuyini CNR
    The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, says it is a shame for the country to be considering a new Chamber for Parliament. In his arguments against the new chamber to Citi News, the MP said the underprivileged need such attention. “I see a number of schools in my constituency where students are still writing on their bellies and it breaks my heart. I see women who go long distances to carry water that those who are privileged to be in the positions we are in will not even use to wash our cars.” “For us to have ... more
  • 6 months Plans for new Parliament chamber a shame – Suhuyini CNR -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, says it is a shame for the country to be considering a new Chamber for Parliament. In his arguments against the new chamber to Citi News, the MP said the underprivileged need such attention. “I see a number of schools in my constituency where students are still writing on their bellies and it breaks my heart. I see women who go long distances to carry water that those who are privileged to be in the positions we are in will not even use to wash our cars.” “For us to have ... more
  • 6 months Govt, CSOs must collaborate to protect Ghana’s forests – Akapame CNR
    A lecturer and private legal practitioner, Clement Akapame has called for concerted efforts to protect Ghana’s forests. His call has become necessary in the face of government’s decision to mine bauxite in some forest reserves and the apparent threat to such reserves in the short, medium and long term. Mr. Akapame said the law and Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) can be powerful tools to mend the relationship between forest and people as well as address the apparent threats forests reserves are likely to face due to decisions being taken by governments around the globe. Speaking on the transformations in the development ... more
  • 6 months Ahafo Region: Man who killed pregnant wife, son remanded CNR
    A Goaso magistrate court in Ahafo Region has remanded a 46-year-old palm wine tapper, Kwame Acheampong, to police custody for allegedly murdering his pregnant wife and son. His plea was not taken. Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector, Daniel Tawiah told the court presided over by Kwaku Twumasi that, the suspect lives with his 30-year-old wife, Akua Safia and his 1-year-old son, Kwabena Aseidu at Kokofu, a farming Community near Nkasiem in the Asutifi South District of Ahafo Region. He said on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at about 6:20 am police received a distress call from one Kwame Kusi that the suspect ... more
  • 6 months Is Ghana building without builders? [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Our problems as a nation do not seem to be going away. Corruption, indiscipline, greed, hatred, tribalism, crime, poor planning, under-development, as well as health and educational problems among others continue to plague us. As individuals, it is obvious that we are no worse in character than those in countries, which have developed. There are Ghanaians excelling in various countries of the world and matching up with the best brains globally in all fields of endeavour. We cannot also accept that we are a cursed people whose efforts will not see the blessings of God. What seems to be the ... more
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