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  • 11 months Suspected cheating at fuel pumps; “10 litres standard measuring can” to the rescue [Opinion] CNR -Biz
    Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”― H. James Harrington In recent times, some consumers have complained to the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) about suspected cheating at the forecourts by some Oil Marketing Companies (OMC). Consumers deserve value for money and the NPA is desirous to empower consumers with information about the “10-litre standard measuring can” which must be available at all filling stations. Where doubt arises about ... more
  • 11 months Suspected cheating at fuel pumps; “10 litres standard measuring can” to the rescue [Opinion] CNR -Opinion
    Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”― H. James Harrington In recent times, some consumers have complained to the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) about suspected cheating at the forecourts by some Oil Marketing Companies (OMC). Consumers deserve value for money and the NPA is desirous to empower consumers with information about the “10-litre standard measuring can” which must be available at all filling stations. Where doubt arises about ... more
  • 11 months Resign over torture of Modern Ghana journalists – NDC to Ken Dapaah CNR -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lashed out at the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah for the arrest and subsequent torture of journalists According to the NDC, the minister should resign or be suspended for an investigation to be launched into the matter. Describing the arrest of the journalists as ‘gestapo-styled and a barbaric act’, the party expressed worry of the recent cases of attacks on journalists under the Akufo-Addo government which it says is “evidently a scar on press freedom in the country.” In a statement signed by the NDC National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the party ... more
  • 11 months Group wants taxes on LPG scrapped CNR
    The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association have called on government to scrap taxes on Liquified Petroleum Gas. “The Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association wants government to as a matter of urgency remove all taxes on the Liquified Petroleum Gas,” the Association said in a statement. According to the association, taxes on the product have made the product less attractive to many Ghanaians; a situation they believe is an obstacle to the government’s goal of making free and environmentally friendly LPG accessible to more than 50% Ghanaians by 2030. In a separate interview with Citi News, Vice President of the ... more
  • 11 months Group wants taxes on LPG scrapped CNR -Biz
    The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association have called on government to scrap taxes on Liquified Petroleum Gas. “The Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association wants government to as a matter of urgency remove all taxes on the Liquified Petroleum Gas,” the Association said in a statement. According to the association, taxes on the product have made the product less attractive to many Ghanaians; a situation they believe is an obstacle to the government’s goal of making free and environmentally friendly LPG accessible to more than 50% Ghanaians by 2030. In a separate interview with Citi News, Vice President of the ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: Black Stars beat Guinea-Bissau to qualify top of Group F CNR -Sports
    Ghana’s Black Stars have secured a place in the next round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday. Goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey helped the Stars remain unbeaten in the tournament and finish top of Group F. Despite being widely expected to be a walkover for the Black Stars, the match with Burkina Faso was anything but, at least in the first half as Guinea-Bissau started as the better side. Thomas Partey, who has struggled all tournament, yet again found himself in a bit of bother as he gave the ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: Black Stars beat Guinea-Bissau to qualify top of Group F CNR
    Ghana’s Black Stars have secured a place in the next round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday. Goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey helped the Stars remain unbeaten in the tournament and finish top of Group F. Despite being widely expected to be a walkover for the Black Stars, the match with Burkina Faso was anything but, at least in the first half as Guinea-Bissau started as the better side. Thomas Partey, who has struggled all tournament, yet again found himself in a bit of bother as he gave the ... more
  • 11 months Investigate torture claims by journalist, kidnap suspects – Adam Bona CNR
    Security Analyst Adam Bona has called for investigations into claims of abuse levelled against personnel of the country’s security services by some suspects detained for kidnapping two Canadian women in Ghana. On Monday, some of the suspects accused officials of the Bureau of National Investigations and the Criminal Investigations Department of brutalizing them while in custody. In a similar fashion, editor of Modern Ghana, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri recounted alleged acts of torture he suffered at the hands of National Security Operatives after being detained last Thursday. Speaking to Citi News, Mr Bonaa said it was against international best Practice to ... more
  • 11 months Allow journalists to operate with maximum freedom – MFWA CNR
    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is asking government to state its stance on press freedom amidst recent attacks and intimidation of journalists. Its Executive Director  Sulemana Braimah said, it will be prudent for government to ensure that the media operates in the country freely as granted by the Constitution. He was reacting to claims by some two journalists with an online news portal, modernghana.com, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and Emmanuel Britwum, who were picked up and assaulted by officials of the National Security last Thursday. “We are all aware of what had happened. I also listened to the journalists recounting ... more
  • 11 months #WAI: Deputy BOST MD fails to show up in court again CNR
    The Deputy Managing Director for the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation, (BOST), Moses Asem has still not appeared in court after he was arrested by police for abusing sirens to beat traffic on the Dawhenya road. This is the second time he has failed to show up in court. He was arrested on Saturday alongside twenty eight other errant drivers as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign. Four more drivers who appeared in court have been slapped with fines of GhC720.00 each bringing the number of fined drivers to 17. So far the total sum of fines accrued to ... more
  • 11 months Anas exposé: Police must arrest culprits at orphanage – Gender Minister CNR
    The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection has called for the arrest and prosecution of General Manager of Echo Hills Village Orphanage, Rev. Lawrence Lamina for abusing children at the orphanage. In his latest exposé, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team, Reverend Lawrence Lamina was captured abusing the children to the extent of drawing out a knife to stab one of them who had committed an offence. The investigation also depicted how the orphanage sells food stuff donated to the home. Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison told Citi News that social ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: Mauritania vs Tunisia [Match Preview] CNR -Sports
    MAURITANIA: This is the first such experience at a major event for the Lions of Chinguetti. After a heavy defeat to Mali in the group opener, Mauritania will be looking forward to upsetting the Tunisians in the last group encounter. After a lucky stalemate against Angola who were denied a late goal which was ruled offside, the North-Western Africans will look be looking at denying the North Africans and qualifying to the round of 16 stage in their first major tournament. TUNISIA: The Carthage Eagles have not been impressive in this year’s AFCON as they have been tangled in two ... more
  • 11 months My detention was not over alleged cyber-crime – Modern Ghana editor CNR
    Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri, editor of Modern Ghana news portal has refuted suggestions that his detention by national security personnel was over hacking suspicions. There were some reports their arrest was connected to cybercrime being perpetrated by Mr. Ajafor and one other Modern Ghana reporter against some other media organisations. But on the Citi Breakfast Show, the editor said he had no ties to cybercrime. “I am not a hacker. I don’t have an IT background. I am a journalist doing my work professionally… It is not now that I started working in Modern Ghana that I will start being a ... more
  • 11 months Assault on journalists: Kan Dapaah must resign – Agalga CNR
    The Ranking Member of Parliament’s Defense and Interior Committee, James Agalga is calling for the resignation of the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah. The Builsa North MP said the manhandling of Modern Ghana’s editor, Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri under his watch as Minister is unacceptable. He made these comments while addressing the press in Parliament on Tuesday. “Modern Ghana allegedly published something against him and if it’s how he abuses power; send people to ransack their office without a search warrant, without arrest warrant…If he was unaware [of those] carried out the unlawful arrest and searches then what steps has ... more
  • 11 months Group fights imposition of insurance policy on GES staff CNR
    A pressure group comprising teaching and non-teaching staff has kicked against what it called the imposition of an insurance policy by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on its staff across the country. The Forum for Justice which had previously opposed the policy has maintained its stance and vowed to challenge the GES decision, describing the move as illegality. A mandatory deduction of GHc10 will be made from salaries of staff towards the policy called, ‘GES/SIC Insurance Policy’. The Service is collaborating with the State Insurance Company (SIC) to implement the policy. The officials say the policy is as a way ... more
  • 11 months Joining hands to end Gender-based violence [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Violence against women and girls is an epidemic in many countries including Ghana. It takes many different forms, including domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, child, early and forced marriage, sex trafficking, so-called ‘honour’ crimes, and female genital mutilation, etc. You may think, “well, a few women are being raped and trafficked into prostitution and being abused in various ways, what does that have to do with me?” Do you know that currently, 1 in every 3 women has experienced some form of violence in their lifetime? These are the numbers that are recorded, many more get pushed under the ... more
  • 11 months Banning plastics will not be in Ghana’s interest – Gov’t CNR
    The government may not ban the use of plastics in Ghana anytime soon as the Minister Environment, Science and Technology has said a ban will not be in the country’s best interest. This shockingly comes amidst calls from various stakeholders including citizens on the government to ban plastics to reduce plastic waste and also as a way of tackling the waste generated. But, Environment Science Technology and Innovation Minister, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng who disclosed this said, although it is crystal clear that plastics pose a major environmental threat, a ban wouldn’t be prudent because Ghanaians heavily depend on it. Addressing the press ... more
  • 11 months Parliament doesn’t need new Chamber Complex – Ablakwa CNR
    Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has waded into the debate on the relevance of a new chamber complex for Parliament. According to him, Parliament’s plan to construct a new chamber is unnecessary and a misplaced priority as the funds could be channelled into other initiatives such as supporting research staff of parliamentarians. Mr. Ablakwa, a ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament argued that the construction of simple offices for parliamentarians is a better use of state resources as it will provide legislators the opportunity to have improved interactions with their constituents. He ... more
  • 11 months Anesthetists threaten another strike over title change CNR
    The Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists has threatened to lay down their tools if a Memorandum of Understanding reached with the government does not receive the needed attention by duty bearers. The Association in April embarked on a partial nationwide strike over what they said was the Medical and Dental Council’s attempt to change their title from Certified Registered Anesthetists to Physician Assistants. The strike was later called off after an agreement with the Ghana Health Service. However, the Association is threatening another strike from July 8 due to what the President of the Association, Jacob Wumbei called ... more
  • 11 months Barclays engages SMEs in Tamale to mark 2019 World SME Day CNR -Biz
    Barclays Bank Ghana, part of the Absa family marked this year’s World SME Day in Tamale with a commitment of increasing its support for small and medium enterprises in the country. Barclays, a leading bank in providing financing for SMEs in Ghana, marked the day with a special SME clinic for businesses in Northern Ghana. This was to help them benefit from the Bank’s tailor-made capacity building programme aimed at educating and supporting SMEs in running a  sound and sustainable business. The World SME Day is a United Nations recognized day to raise public awareness about the contribution of small ... more
  • 11 months Assault on reporters could tarnish Ghana’s image globally – MFWA CNR
    The Media Foundation for West Africa believes the upsurge in assault cases involving Ghanaian journalists will tarnish the image of the country globally in terms of its ranking on the press freedom index. The Executive Director of the Foundation, Sulemana Braimah, told Citi News that government must make it clear that abuses against journalists are not tolerated. “The government of the day has a responsibility that demonstrates quite clearly that abuses against journalists will not be something that is tolerated so if you have state agencies like National Security being the one that is abusing the rights of journalists and abusing ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: We must respect Guinea-Bissau – Kwesi Appiah  CNR -Sports
    Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has warned his players not to take their game against Guinea Bissau for granted as the two teams face off on Tuesday in the Group F decider. The Black Stars have drawn their first two games against Benin and Cameroon but due to results in other groups, a draw would be enough to qualify for the next round as one of the best third-place teams. The Black Stars would, however, like to win to kickstart their seemingly faltering campaign.  Kwesi Appiah has urged his charges not to take Guinea Bissau lightly telling the ... more
  • 11 months Anas writes: When Rev. Lamina steals orphans’ food and sells for his personal gain CNR -Opinion
    Anas Aremeyaw Anas Reports From Echoing Hill Village, Accra, Ghana He is believed to be a benefactor bringing bliss to the blighted lives of this bunch of beleaguered boys and bashful girls.  But Reverend Lamina betrays benevolence with burning greed for earthly bread and butter, careless of the Bible’s blessing for the benign and beneficent. Reverend Lawrence Lamina, the General Manager of Echoing Hills Village and pastor at the Hope Community Church, has been secretly filmed stealing and diverting items donated to the home to his private shop for sale to the public. In what can be likened to pouring ... more
  • 11 months ‘We will deliver’ – Black Stars assure Ghanaians ahead of Guinea-Bissau game CNR -Sports
    A number of the Black Stars players have expressed their confidence that they will get a result against Guinea-Bissau in their upcoming Group F decider. The Black Stars have managed only two draws so far but will qualify with a win against Guinea Bissau, regardless of the result in the other group game between Benin and Cameroon.  Kwadwo Asamoah was forthright in declaring the game was a must-win stating “Of course we should win against Guinea Bissau” Other players agreed it that the Black Stars must win but they needed to improve, with Partey leading the chorus. ... more
  • 11 months ‘We will deliver’ – Black Stars assure Ghanaians ahead of Guinea-Bissau game CNR
    A number of the Black Stars players have expressed their confidence that they will get a result against Guinea-Bissau in their upcoming Group F decider. The Black Stars have managed only two draws so far but will qualify with a win against Guinea Bissau, regardless of the result in the other group game between Benin and Cameroon.  Kwadwo Asamoah was forthright in declaring the game was a must-win stating “Of course we should win against Guinea Bissau” Other players agreed it that the Black Stars must win but they needed to improve, with Partey leading the chorus. ... more
  • 11 months Modern Ghana editor recounts ordeal with National Security operatives [Audio] CNR
    Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri, editor of Modern Ghana was on the Citi Breakfast Show to recount the alleged acts of torture he suffered at the hands of National Security Operatives after being detained last Thursday. Mr. Ajarfor, who was detained alongside a fellow journalist, Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum, was interrogated without a lawyer present. The editor said he was physically assaulted and his privacy violated by the forceful seizure of some of his electronic gadgets. He also said the personnel tried to beat out a false confession from him concerning the authorship of a controversial article published on the website. The ... more
  • 11 months Classification of roads and planning in Ghana [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Driving on the motorway has become anything but enjoyable. It has become dangerous, inconvenient, slow, obstructive, conflicting and even annoying. So on the morning when Citi FM together with the Police started their campaign to curb, all occupants of my car were pleased with their effort. Much more will be needed to stop illegal U-turns, driving along the shoulders of the road and all the danger we see on the motorway and many other roads in most highly urbanized roads in Ghana. Prior to the presence of cameras and journalists, the police always arrested offending drivers most mornings. Somehow they ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana [Match Preview] CNR -Sports
    GHANA; The Black Stars of Ghana have the chance to qualify to the Round of 16 stage of the African Cup of Nations as they take on Guinea Bissau in Suez. After two draws for the West African giants, the game against the Djurtus presents an opportunity to progress. There is a lot at stake for the Black Stars as Cameroon, the team that looks the likeliest to advance from Group F, face Benin in the other group game to conclude the group stages of the AFCON. Kwesi Appiah will have some selection headaches as Christian Atsu has been ruled ... more
  • 11 months #AFCONonCiti: Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana [Match Preview] CNR
    GHANA; The Black Stars of Ghana have the chance to qualify to the Round of 16 stage of the African Cup of Nations as they take on Guinea Bissau in Suez. After two draws for the West African giants, the game against the Djurtus presents an opportunity to progress. There is a lot at stake for the Black Stars as Cameroon, the team that looks the likeliest to advance from Group F, face Benin in the other group game to conclude the group stages of the AFCON. Kwesi Appiah will have some selection headaches as Christian Atsu has been ruled ... more
  • 11 months State must fund charity projects of wives of president, vice to ensure continuity CNR
    Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the wife of Ghana’s former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur is asking the state to sponsor the charity activities of the wives of the president and the veep. She is also asking for their roles to be clearly defined so that their actions while in government are properly streamlined. According to her, if that is done, there will not be instances where their work unfavourably overlaps the functions of existing state structures of development. Speaking on The Point of View on Monday, she also expressed the view of the development projects undertaken by the first lady and the wife ... more
  • 11 months New Parliament chamber shouldn’t cost more than $200m – Majority Leader CNR -Politics
    The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, says the state does not intend to spend more than $200 million on the new 450-seater new parliamentary chamber. The planned construction was announced last Friday when members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new Chamber. “We all think that the facility should not exceed a certain amount; that is $200 million. We are looking at anything between $150 million and $200 million,” Mr. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu told Citi News. Despite the increase in capacity, Mr. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, who is also the Majority Leader, quelled suggestions that the number of legislators could ... more
  • 11 months New Parliament chamber shouldn’t cost more than $200m – Majority Leader CNR
    The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, says the state does not intend to spend more than $200 million on the new 450-seater new parliamentary chamber. The planned construction was announced last Friday when members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new Chamber. “We all think that the facility should not exceed a certain amount; that is $200 million. We are looking at anything between $150 million and $200 million,” Mr. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu told Citi News. Despite the increase in capacity, Mr. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, who is also the Majority Leader, quelled suggestions that the number of legislators could ... more
  • 11 months Amissah-Arthur rejected NDC running mate offer thrice – Wife CNR -Politics
    Matilda Amissah Arthur, the wife of late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President, has revealed that her husband rejected the offer to be running mate to John Mahama three times. She said her late husband was not interested in the role as the family wanted to always have a private life. She said he however bowed to the pressure of delegates including friends impressing upon him to consider the offer after he confirmed through prayer that the move was “the will of God.” Speaking on The Point of View on Wednesday, the former First Lady said Mr. Amissah-Arthur’s initial position was ... more
  • 11 months Amissah-Arthur rejected NDC running mate offer thrice – Wife CNR
    Matilda Amissah Arthur, the wife of late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President, has revealed that her husband rejected the offer to be running mate to John Mahama three times. She said her late husband was not interested in the role as the family wanted to always have a private life. She said he however bowed to the pressure of delegates including friends impressing upon him to consider the offer after he confirmed through prayer that the move was “the will of God.” Speaking on The Point of View on Wednesday, the former First Lady said Mr. Amissah-Arthur’s initial position was ... more
  • 11 months National Security Council denies torture claims by Modern Ghana journalist CNR
    The National Security Council Secretariat has rejected claims that National Security operatives tortured the Modern Ghana journalists detained recently. The secretariat in a statement insists that the suspect, Emmanuel Ajarfor, “was never manhandled, neither was he subjected to any form of forced physical contact.” “We consider it to be a clear and deliberate attempt by the suspect to discredit the investigations and the case against him… Torture and manhandling of suspects are not part and parcel of the culture and architecture of the secretariat under the administration of President Akufo-Addo.” In addition, the secretariat expects a medical examination to “present ... more
  • 11 months I hate hypocrisy and lies – Mrs. Amissah-Arthur explains funeral tribute ‘outburst’ CNR
    Almost a year after Matilda Amissah-Arthur, wife of Ghana’s late vice president, lashed out at some Ghanaians for their hypocrisy during the funeral service for her husband, the librarian has explained her reason for the comments. She told Bernard Avle on The Point of View on Citi TV that, she may have been led by the “Holy Spirit” to make the comments while delivering her tribute on the day of the funeral service in Accra. “I hate hypocrisy, I hate dishonesty, I hate lies,” she said. According to her, although she had prepared a one-page tribute to deliver during the ... more
  • 11 months Adogla writes: Looks like the Ghana Card registration is the latest ad for Ghanaian rot CNR -Opinion
    Paying a bribe to acquire the Ghana Card and a seeming validation of citizenship is probably as poetic as it gets. The National Identification Authority (NIA) registration for the Ghana Card has been (some would say unsurprisingly) marred by allegations of extortion and bribery from NIA personnel and citizens respectively. We may not be at scandal proportions yet, but it’s worrying all the same. The spectre of corruption hovers over many transactions in the public space that involve some form of human interaction; be it trying to acquire a license or passport or any other process that greets Ghanaians with ... more
  • 11 months Hohoe: Arrest those who frustrate limited voter registration exercise – NDC CNR -Politics
    The Hohoe Constituency branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress is worried about the low security at centres for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. The complaint has been triggered by last Friday’s scuffle at the Electoral Commission’s district office in Hohoe between the NPP and NDC  supporters after the former, challenged the eligibility of an applicant. Speaking to Citi News, the Hohoe NDC constituency chairman, George Anni Bansah said the police must do more to curtail similar incidents. “In fact, my disappointment is that, the security agencies have not picked up any of the [individuals who engaged in the ... more
  • 11 months Hohoe: Arrest those who frustrate limited voter registration exercise – NDC CNR
    The Hohoe Constituency branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress is worried about the low security at centres for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. The complaint has been triggered by last Friday’s scuffle at the Electoral Commission’s district office in Hohoe between the NPP and NDC  supporters after the former, challenged the eligibility of an applicant. Speaking to Citi News, the Hohoe NDC constituency chairman, George Anni Bansah said the police must do more to curtail similar incidents. “In fact, my disappointment is that, the security agencies have not picked up any of the [individuals who engaged in the ... more
  • 11 months OneGhana Movement condemns action against ModernGhana journalists, demands probe CNR
    A social action group, OneGhana Movement is not enthused by the alleged attack, intimidation and torture of some two journalists of online news portal, modernghana.com by officials of the National Security. “We condemn in no uncertain terms the torture of these journalists. We also condemn the disturbing trend of threats, intimidation and attacks which do not only leave journalists feeling unprotected and vulnerable, but also feeds into the degenerating global outlook for press freedom in Ghana,” OneGhana Movement said in a statement. The journalists, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and Emmanuel Britwum, were picked up by the National Security last Thursday. They ... more
  • 11 months Damongo health workers on sit down strike over unpaid allowances CNR
    Nurses and other health personnel at the West Gonja Hospital at Damongo in the Savannah Region embarked on a sit down strike today [Monday]. This was as a result of what they say is management’s failure to come to the negotiation table over their allowances. The nurses proposed that 10 percent of their basic salary be paid to them as monthly allowances but nothing has been done in that regard. Some patients who were at the health facility for healthcare had to seek for medical attention elsewhere. The nurses argue that, all efforts to get management of the hospital to either ... more
  • 11 months Okyenhene destools Hemang Chief over ‘uncustomary conduct’ CNR
    The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has destooled the Chief of Hemang, Osabarima Professor Mirikissi Apori Atta. The chief was destooled on Monday, 1st July 2019 at the Ofori Panin Fie, Kyebi in the Eastern Region. This follows complaints of uncustomary conduct and harassment of the people of Dome and Gyampomani and his alleged unlawful claim of ownership of lands in the two villages. The Chief of Hemang upon a petition by the people of Dome and Gyampomanin was invited to answer charges before the Kyebi Executive Council. The Hemanghene however is reported to have disregarded the customs of the land ... more
  • 11 months We supervise orphanages, we go disguised – Gender Minister CNR -Opinion
    Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MWCA) or Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), has said that her outfit has been checking the orphanages by visiting them and going there under disguise. This was said in an interview with Tiger Eye PI in her office. In response to how the ministry would see to the success of a collaboration between her ministry and the orphanages and NGOs and also make them comply with rules and regulations governing the services they render, Hon Cynthia Mamle Morrison said that her outfit has ... more
  • 11 months 238 kilos of cocaine enroute to Ghana, Germany seized in Senegal CNR
    Authorities in Senegal last week seized 238 kilos of cocaine that had been concealed in new vehicles on a boat at the port of Dakar. The cocaine was discovered overnight in vehicles on a boat that had arrived from the port of Paranagua, Brazil. A BBC report said the cocaine was packed in travel bags, hidden in 15 new cars at the port and were intended for Ghana and Germany. Authorities say investigations are underway to identify the persons behind it but local media have reported that a foreign couple were among those detained for interrogation. Seizures of cocaine of ... more
  • 11 months U/W: Man drowns in Busah dam CNR
    A man who reportedly travelled from Wa to Busah in the Upper West Region to take part in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise has died after drowning in a dam in the community. Reports indicate that the deceased, Hafiz Adams left on Monday morning with a friend on a motorcycle to join his colleagues to the registration centre. Upon their arrival, the two were told their friends had completed the registration process and left for sightseeing at the Busah dam. They then decided to join their colleagues at the dam where the late Hafiz Adams got drowned in ... more
  • 11 months Ablakwa writes on ‘unconstitutional’ Ghana-Jamaica visa waiver CNR -Politics
    It is most worrying that despite my consistent efforts both in and outside Parliament in carrying out my Parliamentary oversight role by drawing the attention of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to his public pledge at Jamaica House on 15th June, 2019 that a bilaterally negotiated Ghana-Jamaica Visa Waiver Agreement CANNOT come into effect today the 1st of July 2019 without parliamentary ratification contrary to his declaration – the said agreement is yet to be brought to Parliament for ratification. This disregard for our national laws and contempt for Parliament has occurred even in the face of public assurances by ... more
  • 11 months Ablakwa writes on ‘unconstitutional’ Ghana-Jamaica visa waiver CNR -Opinion
    It is most worrying that despite my consistent efforts both in and outside Parliament in carrying out my Parliamentary oversight role by drawing the attention of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to his public pledge at Jamaica House on 15th June, 2019 that a bilaterally negotiated Ghana-Jamaica Visa Waiver Agreement CANNOT come into effect today the 1st of July 2019 without parliamentary ratification contrary to his declaration – the said agreement is yet to be brought to Parliament for ratification. This disregard for our national laws and contempt for Parliament has occurred even in the face of public assurances by ... more
  • 11 months Public Universities Bill will not suppress academic freedom – Nana Addo CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed reports that the new Public Universities Bill which will soon be laid before Parliament is an attempt by government to suppress academic freedom. He said persons who make such suggestions are only being mischievous. The president, while speaking at a graduation ceremony at the Faculty of Law at the University for Professional Studies, Accra, said his government has no intention to suppress academic freedom. According to him, the Bill, will instead make the administration of public universities less cumbersome. “Consultations on the public university’s bill has been completed and will be laid before Parliament this ... more
  • 11 months Gomoa Fetteh: Gas explosion kills one, two in critical condition CNR
    A 38-year old man has met his untimely death while two of his children are in critical condition in Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba in the Central Region. This was after a gas cylinder he was using for cooking exploded. Reports indicate that Kawku Dontoh was preparing food for his children after returning from church on Sunday and while cooking, the gas exploded killing him in the process and injuring two of his children. An eyewitness who spoke to Citi News said he heard a loud noise in the victim’s room and rushed there only to find the man in a ... more
  • 11 months Sammy Darko writes: Rising reports of media intimidation dangerous CNR -Opinion
    The Journalists with ModernGhana say they were tortured. I have no independent verification of their claim but the repetition of torture by multiple sources both open and confidential sources without any plausible explanation/denial from National Security makes the situation even worrying. The ModernGhana Journalists claim is the latest in a series of incidents that point to actions that clearly can be classified as “intimidating for media practice” in the country. From Anas’ #Number12 to the killing of Ahmed Suale to the aftermath of Manasseh’s Militia story, the media space has seen some excess from security agencies [Police harassment especially] and ... more
  • 11 months Zaira Wasim: Muslim actress quits Bollywood to ‘follow faith’ CNR -LS
    Muslim Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, 18, has announced she will quit acting, saying that the profession “threatened” her relationship with her religion. “This journey has been exhausting, to battle my soul for so long,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday. Indians on social media were quick to react to the news, with many criticising her reasons for quitting. Ms Wasim rose to fame in 2016, when she starred in Dangal, one of Bollywood’s highest grossing films. The actress – who is from Indian-administered Kashmir – detailed her struggles in the industry and the impact it has had on ... more
  • 11 months Anas writes: When sodomy, sexual exploitation, take over Rev. Lamina’s orphanage CNR
    It was meant to be a mission in mercy, a move to minimise the misfortunes of the marginalised minors and mend the malaise menacing their humanity. Unfortunately, it’s turned out to be a mean mercenary misadventure marked by molestation, maltreatment and massive misery. The Echoing Hills Village, established in 1994 by Rev Cordell Brown at Madina-Ogbojo, is gradually turning into a den of debauchery with the immoral and psychological development of its child inmates severely compromised. Secret filming in the orphanage revealed that both caretakers and children in the home are having a field day as far as sexual escapades ... more
  • 11 months Standard Chartered Bank named Digital Bank of the Year CNR -Biz
    Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, has for the second consecutive year been named the Digital Bank of the Year at the Ghana Information and Technology Awards (GITTA). This is an affirmation of the Bank’s leading role in digitisation. In 2015 the Bank increased investment in digital platforms to meet its client needs through an enhanced end-to-end digital offering, with best-in-class digital products and services. Earlier this year, Standard Chartered launched a full Digital Bank on mobile – Standard Chartered Mobile (SC Mobile) fulfilling the Bank’s determination to provide the best digital lifestyle for its clients. The Bank’s digital services are ... more
  • 11 months Construction of new chamber in Parliament needless – Ras Mubarak CNR
    The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has expressed concern over the construction of the new Parliamentary Chamber set to be constructed before the end of 2019. Mr. Mubarak said the country cannot afford the new chamber. The construction of the new parliamentary chamber was disclosed when members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new Chamber last Friday. Speaking to Citi News, Ras Mubarak, said Parliament needs to focus on the more pressing issues affecting Ghanaians. “Ghana clearly does not need a 450 member chamber. The expenditure cannot be justified. A country as small ... more
  • 11 months Construction of new chamber in Parliament needless – Ras Mubarak CNR -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has expressed concern over the construction of the new Parliamentary Chamber set to be constructed before the end of 2019. Mr. Mubarak said the country cannot afford the new chamber. The construction of the new parliamentary chamber was disclosed when members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new Chamber last Friday. Speaking to Citi News, Ras Mubarak, said Parliament needs to focus on the more pressing issues affecting Ghanaians. “Ghana clearly does not need a 450 member chamber. The expenditure cannot be justified. A country as small ... more
  • 11 months #WAI: Deputy BOST MD absent in court as 14 drivers fined for road offences CNR
    Fourteen drivers out of the 29 who were arrested on the Dawhenya-Afienya road last Saturday for in various road traffic infractions have been fined by the Tema Motor and Sanitation court. Among the arrested persons was Deputy Managing Director of the Bulk Storage and Transport Limited (BOST), Moses Asem who failed to show up in court on Monday. Many of the errant drivers were slapped with a fine of GhC720.00. Some drivers who were arrested demanded to see Moses Asem also fined. They said since they all erred, they did not see why Moses Asem would not show up ... more
  • 11 months Hotel, restaurant operators in Eastern Region rush to regularize operations CNR -Biz
    Dozens of Hotel and Restaurant operators in the Eastern Region have besieged the office of the Eastern Regional Ghana Tourism Authority in Koforidua to officially legalize their operations. Management of the various hospitality industry rushed to the offices of the GTA after the authority last week closed down 31 hotels in the Eastern Region for operating illegally. The Ghana Tourism Authority has been entrusted to register and license every tourism business and hospitality facility in Ghana by the Tourism Act (817) and it’s relevant Legislative Instruments L.I. 2238 Tourism Regulations, 2016. The Authority last week embarked on a 3-day enforcement ... more
  • 11 months GHc33 million missing cash report not true – Exim Bank CNR -Biz
    The Ghana Export-Import Bank has rubbished media reports that an amount of GHc33 million went missing in its account following an audit carried out at the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) by the Auditor General Department. In a statement to respond to a media publication made by the Herald  Newspaper, the Bank said the reportage was of a “fallacious nature” to drag the name of its Chief Executive Officer into the mud. The Herald Newspaper reported that GEPA received a total of GHS32,949,957.57 from Ghana EXIM Bank as its 10% share of its share of the 0.75% Import Levy” and that ... more
  • 11 months Betway Talent Search 2019 dates announced CNR -Sports
    Betway Ghana has opened applications for teams across the country to apply to participate in its annual Betway Talent Search. This year’s event takes a new shape as eight (8) teams with players aged eighteen (18) and above from the division two or lower leagues in Ghana have the opportunity to showcase their skills to selected coaches and scouts from Ghana and across the world. Two teams from each zone will be selected after a zonal tournament to participate in the national games, which will be witnessed by top football officials and coaches. Participating teams in the Northern Zone ... more
  • 11 months BNI, CID officers brutalizing us – Suspected kidnappers CNR
    Some of the suspects in the kidnapping case of two Canadian nationals have accused officials of the Bureau of National Investigations and the Criminal Investigations Department of brutalizing them in custody. The accused persons, including the alleged leader, Sampson Aghalor and other accomplices; Yussif Yakub and Seidu Abubakari told the court that they were being manhandled by the state officials in attempts to force them to admit to wrongdoing. Sampson Aghalor, in particular, told the court he has sustained a bone injury due to the use of handcuffs on him to force him to speak. Another person, Seidu Abubakari, also ... more
  • 11 months Mahama takes on Akufo-Addo for scrapping Republic Day holiday CNR -Politics
    Ghana is marking its 59th Republic Day anniversary today, July 1, 2019, albeit without a public holiday. Many are unhappy the day is no longer a public holiday after it was scrapped by the governing New Patriotic Party recently. Former President John Dramani Mahama took on the Akufo-Addo government in a Facebook post accusing it of revising the country’s history. The former President in the post said: “Sadly, this significant page in our history has been revised by the Akufo Addo administration through the recent Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 989).” “By this act, the NPP Government has expunged ... more
  • 11 months Mahama takes on Akufo-Addo for scrapping Republic Day holiday CNR
    Ghana is marking its 59th Republic Day anniversary today, July 1, 2019, albeit without a public holiday. Many are unhappy the day is no longer a public holiday after it was scrapped by the governing New Patriotic Party recently. Former President John Dramani Mahama took on the Akufo-Addo government in a Facebook post accusing it of revising the country’s history. The former President in the post said: “Sadly, this significant page in our history has been revised by the Akufo Addo administration through the recent Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 989).” “By this act, the NPP Government has expunged ... more
  • 11 months Africawatch magazine’s report on Ghana’s Embassy in Oslo baseless – Presidency CNR
    The Presidency has described as baseless and libellous a recent publication in the Africa Watch magazine which accused President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway of attempting to purchase properties for the country’s newly opened Embassy in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The magazine said government was attempting to buy two properties – one for the chancery and the other for the Ambassador’s residence at US$16.5 million. A similar claim had been made by the Minority in Parliament several months back. The Presidency in a statement however dismissed these claims. ... more
  • 11 months Cliff Richard and Stephen Fry launch sex offence anonymity campaign CNR -LS
    DJ Paul Gambaccini is warning of a “false allegation crisis”, as he joins other well-known figures launching a petition calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects. Mr Gambaccini was arrested over sexual abuse allegations in 2013 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. The DJ said he lived under a “cloud of suspicion” until the case was dropped. Currently, alleged victims of sexual offences receive lifelong anonymity, but suspects can be named at any time. Mr Gambaccini is one of several well-known figures backing the campaign group Falsely Accused Individuals for Reform (Fair). Other backers includes Stephen Fry and Sir ... more
  • 11 months The Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber row explained CNR -LS
    Taylor Swift has accused Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Kanye West, of bullying after he became the owner of most of her music. He’s bought record label Big Machine for $300 million (£237m), which means he owns the masters to her six albums. So he now makes money from every song Taylor released before this year’s Me! with Brendon Urie. Taylor says she’s been unable to own the rights to her own music because of a record deal she signed at 15. She wrote on Tumblr about her attempts to take back the rights to the music she’s released ... more
  • 11 months Utility tariff increases take effect today CNR
    Consumers of electricity and water across the country will be paying more for utilities beginning today, July 1, 2019, following the upward tariff adjustment announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) last month. The Utility Services Regulator approved an 11.17 percent tariff increment for electricity and 8.01 percent increment in water. The PURC approved the increases following proposals from the Volta River Authority (VRA), the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited, the Northern Distribution Company (NEDCo) and Enclave Power Company Limited (EPC). The increases came alongside the elimination ... more
  • 11 months Philip Ashon’s Review: Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 – A middle-weight device punching above its weight CNR -Opinion
    Huawei’s Y9 Prime 2019. Such a strange name (especially the 2019 at the end). The device itself is everything but strange. For what it is worth, one can describe it as something special. Launched in June of 2019, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 can best be described as a mid-range smartphone that packs a few surprises for a very fair price. At 1,299 cedis ($238), the device feels like a premium gadget in one’s hands and performs close to one as well. My review device was Emerald Green but the device comes in two other colours with equally catchy names; ... more
  • 11 months Review constitution to achieve public accountability – Lawyer CNR
    A private legal practitioner Clara Kasser-Tee, wants a review of the country’s legal and constitutional framework to strengthen public accountability. The call comes on the back of the several cases of corruption reported in the public sector. Speaking as a panellist at an anti-corruption forum in Accra, the lawyer explained that the review of the 1992 constitution will empower the ordinary Ghanaian to properly hold public institutions accountable for their actions. “Sovereignty resides in the people. All public institutions must exercise their powers for the welfare of the people. That is what the constitution says but if you go into ... more
  • 11 months Republic Day: We’ll restore July 1 as public holiday – NDC CNR
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will return the Republic Day to a statutory holiday should it win power in 2020. After the Public Holiday Amendment Act, 2019 (Act 986) was assented to by President Nana Akufo-Addo in April, Republic Day and AU Day became commemorative holidays. The Bill also made January 7 Constitution Day. This was the subject of criticism from NDC and Minority legislators in Parliament who accused the government of trying to undermine certain historical figures. The NDC, known for its support of Nkrumaist ideals, said the move was an attempt to distort Ghana’s history. The Minority MPs also boycotted discussions ... more
  • 11 months Republic Day: We’ll restore July 1 as public holiday – NDC CNR -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will return the Republic Day to a statutory holiday should it win power in 2020. After the Public Holiday Amendment Act, 2019 (Act 986) was assented to by President Nana Akufo-Addo in April, Republic Day and AU Day became commemorative holidays. The Bill also made January 7 Constitution Day. This was the subject of criticism from NDC and Minority legislators in Parliament who accused the government of trying to undermine certain historical figures. The NDC, known for its support of Nkrumaist ideals, said the move was an attempt to distort Ghana’s history. The Minority MPs also boycotted discussions ... more
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