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Soldiers are not part of the electoral process except to vote

Ghana News

The Defence Minister, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, has disclosed that soldiers are not part of the electoral process, except to cast their ballot.

COVID-19: We have not had leadership in the fight. File image - Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini

Ghana News

He noted that all the assurances they were given with regards to additional and improved features in the new Voter’s ID card have not happened.

The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini, has stated that the nation has lacked leadership in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo

Ghana News

This comes on the back of Mr. Domelevo’s letter to President Akufo-Addo urging him to reconsider his earlier directive to proceed on his accumulated leave, claiming that it breached the labour law and was unconstitutional.

The Office of the President has extended the Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo’s leave days by 44 more working days.

GMA cries out over increasing COVID-19 spread as 3 top doctors succumb to disease

Ghana News

He further described the new policy of management of the cases as worrying, describing the situation as one that could contribute to the increase in the case count.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) wants a review of the country’s strategy for combating the COVID-19 in order to arrest the alarming rate at which the disease is spreading in the country.

GRA locks up Chinese firm recycling gov’t textbooks into toilet rolls

Ghana News

Head of the Task Force, Henry Bradford Sam, said the company had committed several tax and criminal offences – including tax evasion, failure to issue the Commissioner-General invoice, and destroying government property.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has locked up an unlicenced Chinese Factory – Everyday Manufacturing Ltd. – located at the Awutu Senya Constituency in the Central Region for illegally recycling cartons of government textbooks into toilet-rolls.

File image - Baba Jamal

Ghana News

He made it known that the party has not detached itself from those positions and still believes in those positions.

Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Akwatia Constituency, Hon. Baba Jamal, has disclosed that the NDC has never poured cold water on people's urge to register for the voters' identification card.

Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah

Ghana News

"I think it was unfortunate for him to have gone ahead to continue to monitor the registration exercise even as he is aware that he has tested positive, the driver has tested positive", he stated.

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. John Boadu, has chastised the Tema West Member of Parliament and Deputy Trade Minister, Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah.

Jerry John Rawlings

Ghana News

In a tweet Thursday, Rawlings said “it does not appear that we can afford the comfort of thinking the Covid-19 virus has gone weak or lessened its grip.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings is chronicling the shocking death of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John), the hospitalization of Messrs Mac Manu and Carlos Ahenkorah, among others, as a sharp reminder of the deadly risk the society faces in underestimating the new coronavirus disease.

We want a Ghanaian election, not a West African Election – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

“There is no other way, and, in order to forestall any needless constitutional controversy, which could throw our nation into jeopardy, we must vote on 7th December 2020. The same applies to Parliament.

President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has warned off non-Ghanaians to stay away from both the compilation of a new Voters Register and the 7th December, 2020 general elections.

Election 2020: Bawumia partners Akufo-Addo to complete NPP's presidential ticket

Ghana News

This is the fourth time that president Akufo-Addo has chosen Dr Bawumia as his running mate.

President Akufo-Addo has named his Vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for election 2020.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits Accra and surrounding areas. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

Reports indicate that there were three tremors within a span of 10 minutes.

Parts of the Greater Accra, Central, and Eastern regions of Ghana were on Wednesday night, June 24, 2020, hit by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake.

Hard work pays in the NPP - Yves Hanson-Nortey

Ghana News

Mr. Yves Hanson-Nortey edged out the Member of Parliament for Tema Central and Vice Chairman of Parliament’s Roads Committee, Kofi Brako.

The freshly elected New Patriotic Party's (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Tema Central Constituency, Yves Hanson Nortey, has espoused that one is appreciated for working hard for the party.

Farouk Mahama debunks reports of running a lavish campaign

Ghana News

Farouk Mahama also mentioned that the other two losing candidates have assured him of their support.

The newly elected parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party for Yendi, Farouk Mahama, has dispelled rumours that he spent lavishly to win the recently held primaries.

Accra Technical University confirms first COVID-19 case

Ghana News

“Members of the University Community are entreated to remain calm while adhering strictly to the published personal protection etiquettes,” the statement said.

The Accra Technical University (ATU) has confirmed a case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Gloria Fiadzi, the Executive Secretary of GIBA and lawyers of GIBA leaving the Supreme Court. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

GIBA was seeking to use the legal action to convince the Supreme Court to declare the new requirement by the NCA as a violation of Article 162 clause 3 and, therefore, unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit by the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) which was challenging the decision of the National Communications Authority (NCA) to introduce conditional access for free-to-air (FTA) television.

11 Grabbed over Nima Police Station burglary

Ghana News

The break-in, which was suspected to have taken place at dawn, was detected at about 6 a.m. when some officers of the command reported for work.

 The Nima Divisional Police Command has arrested 11 suspects in relation to the recent burglary of one of the general offices at the command.

Penplusbytes launches Covid-19 information for all hub

Ghana News

To address gaps in information dissemination and the sheer volume of information disorder the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about in Ghana, Penplusbytes in collaboration with other civil society partners is launching a citizens-focused feedback and information hub that is designed to give continuous updates on various government interventions intended to reduce the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on Ghanaians.

I won because of the relationship I built - Davis Opoku Ansah

Ghana News

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Mpraeso, Davis Opoku Ansah, has stated that he snatched victory from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Seth Kwame Acheampong, based on relationships he built on the ground.

My focus was to work with the delegates - Dakoa Newman

Ghana News

According to her, people were of the opinion that in a race where two contenders are preaching for change, it would be easy for the incumbent to sail through.

The newly elected parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Okaikoi South, Dakoa Newman, has revealed that her strategy to wrestle the party's ticket from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Ahmed Arthur in the just ended NPP primaries was to work with the delegates.

The people of Old Tafo Pankrono Constituency wanted one of their own - Vincent Assafuah

Ghana News

Vincent Assafuah beat his closest contender, Dr.Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor by polling 299 with her opponent polling 116 of the valid votes cast.

The Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry and the recently elected parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Old Tafo Pankrono Constituency, Vincent Assafuah, has attributed his victory in the just held NPP primaries to delegates yearning for one of their own.

I joined the NPP because the NDC tore my bible - John Kumah

Ghana News

Mr. John Kumah emerged winner in the NPP primaries held last weekend by beating the incumbent Member of Parliament cum Roads Minister, Kwabena Owusu-Aduomi.

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Ejisu, John Kumah, has given his rationale for joining the party.

Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana News

Some men said to be armed with the assistance of a bulldozer broke through the locked gate and pulled down parts of a one-storey building which was still under construction on the compound.

The government of Ghana has apologised to the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana following the demolition of a storey building on its premises said to be at the centre of a land litigation.

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama. File image

Ghana News

Mr Onyeama in a statement on Twitter said: "We are engaging the Ghanaian Government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana.

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama is demanding urgent action from the Ghanaian government after some armed men destroyed a building which belongs to the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

Foreign Affairs Ministry investigates demolition of Nigeria High Commission's property

Ghana News

According to the Ministry, investigations "are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says it has sanctioned investigations into an alleged demolition of a property under construction belonging to the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana.

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