The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has described the remarkable progress with the on-going International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme as a significant boost to our economic recovery efforts. According to him, the continuous progress will steer Ghana away from the slippery cliff the country recently faced. In an address to update the nation on the progress of the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP), Ofori-Atta said the momentum has to be sustained. Consider the merit of the enhanced
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, some Members of Parliament (MPs), and the national leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), yesterday, abandoned their cozy vehicles, including the highly comfortable V8s, to board a commercial bus to Salaga. They were attending the funeral of the late Lepowura Alhaji Jawula, at Kpembe, Salaga, in the Savannah Region. Some of the MPs who were on the same bus with the Vice President are Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu – MP for Suame, Frank Annoh-Dompreh
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, have said a prayer for Black Star’s midfielder Christian Atsu. Former president John Dramani Mahama and a host of other public figures, including the former Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, have also said a prayer for him. News broke yesterday of the missing of the former Chelsea player, following the earthquake that occurred in Turkey. Meanwhile, several reports received
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says consensus building between the government and stakeholders is crucial for the country’s economic progress. He said such regular engagements were necessary in finding common grounds on issues of concern to the citizens. The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Afoase Ayirebi, was addressing the leadership of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council in Accra on Monday, February 6, 2023. The delegation, led by the
The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga is seeking compensation to the tune of GH¢500,000.00 for families of persons who lost their lives in the recent Bawku brutalities. The MP is also seeking a restraining order against the members of the Ghana Armed Forces from further acts of brutalities in Bawku, in the exercise of their responsibilities to maintain peace in Bawku. Furthermore, the MP wants adequate compensation to be given to those who suffered physical harm.
Mr Michael Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Beige Bank Limited, which is currently in receivership, has challenged the basis upon which KMPG Officer, Julius Ayivor, claims that the Government of Ghana used the taxpayers’ money to settle affected depositors of the bank. Mr Ayivor is the Attorney-General’s (A-G) first Prosecution Witness (PW1) and a Chartered Accountant on secondment to the Receiver of the Beige Capital. However, Mr. Nyinaku, speaking through his Counsel,
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapor, has commended the Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, for preventing the spread of galamsey in his traditional area. He also, on behalf of the Ministry, thanked the Chief for his assistance, advice and encouragement during his tenure as the sector Minister. Speaking at a durbar at Mampong on Sunday as part of activities to mark the first Akwasidae Festival of the year 2023, he stated that the Chief had shown great concern for
When the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, announced the government’s intention to engage in gold for oil barter, which is to allow it to pay for imported oil products with gold, the news received mixed reactions from political groups and Civil Society Organisations (CSO). It is trite knowledge that commentaries on political issues are always based on which side of the divide a contributor belongs to. It is unfortunate, but that has been the convention in the body politic, which is not alien
The Director of Bui Dam, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, who is also the Executive Director of Tesyd Farm Limited, has bemoaned the lack of interest of the youth of the Volta Region to engage in farming, but rather prefer working as ‘okada’ riders. The Executive Director of Tesyd Farm Limited, the biggest cashew farmer in Ghana, explained that currently, he had cultivated 1,000 acres of cashew at Vakpo in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region and 850 acres of cashew at Nsawkwa in the Bono Region.
Prophet Joshua Iginla of the Champions Royal Assembly has disclosed the candidate that would win the 2023 presidential election. Iginla disclosed that God would make the most criticized and hated candidate win the presidential election. In his series of prophecies, Iginla said: “Concerning the presidential election, I see the most criticised and hated candidate emerging winner under the permissive will of God.” He also warned political parties against underestimating the Labour Party, LP.
“Thirteen” out of the 18 political parties in Nigeria have threatened to withdraw from the February 25 and March 11 general elections in Nigeria over the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). At a briefing by a coalition of chairmen of political parties on Monday, the “13 parties” commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the redesign of the N200, N500 and N1,000 banknotes. The parties said they won’t be interested in the elections if the new deadline of February
With a split judgment of three to two, the Supreme Court on Monday restored the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan as the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, for Yobe North Senatorial District. The Apex Court in the majority judgment voided and set aside the judgments of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal which affirmed Bashir Sheriff Machina as the APC candidate having won the May 28, 2022 senatorial primaries. The ground of voiding the two earlier judgments
The Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara State governments have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government before the Supreme Court, seeking a restraining order to halt the full implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s naira redesign policy. The lawsuit follows the chaos and hardship that Nigerians go through in efforts to meet the deadline for the new naira exchange. In a motion ex-parte filed on their behalf by their lawyer, AbdulHakeem Uthman Mustapha (SAN), the Northern States urged
There is a shortage of tuna on the market one month into the three months close season for Tuna Vessels, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has observed. Mr. Frank Aihoon, President of the Ghana Tuna Association (GTA), told the GNA in an interview in Tema that there was a closed season for the Tuna vessels spanning from January to March 2023, which might be the cause of the tuna shortage on the market. Mr. Aihoon explained that the closed season was based on scientific research conducted by the International
The President of the Gwira Traditional Council, Awulae Agama Tu-Agyan II has re-affirmed the ban of Okobeng Mining Company from operating in the Gwira Traditional Area. This follows a media publication issued by one AluMenza III, who claimed to be the Family Head of Amankrapanyin saying that the Gwira Traditional Council has withdrawn the ban placed on the said mining company. In a statement issued by the Registrar of the Gwira Traditional Council on Sunday and copied to the Ghana in Accra, said