MESSAGE ON THE STATE OF THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON WEDNESDAY, 8TH MARCH 2023, AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE, ACCRA. Mr Speaker, I am glad to be here in this august House to perform, once again, one of the most pleasant duties on the calendar of the President of the Republic, that is, to give Honourable Members and the Ghanaian people a Message on the State of the Nation, in fulfilment of article 67 of the Constitution. In accordance with protocol and convention,
The girlfriend of Trooper Imoro Sheriff, who was found murdered in Ashaiman, is in police custody for her own safety. The Chronicle gathered from a Police Headquarters source that she has been in protective custody since Sunday. Information available to the paper reveals that the deceased, 22, and his girlfriend, 20, have been lovers for the past three years and even expressed the desire to marry in future. According to a source close to the girlfriend, she has not been seeing any other person
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information, has repeated Ghana’s call for the reformation of the United Nations. Ghana, which currently holds a 2 year rotational seat on the Security Council, has been advocating alongside other global partners for reforms to make the UN more representative and effective in the face of crises. Joining India and other nations to make the call, Mr Nkrumah argued that Africa, Latin America and Asia need permanent representation on the Security Council.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has accomplished extraordinary achievement in exceeding the authority’s revenue objectives throughout a three-year period under the direction of Commissioner-General Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah. With a combined target of GH¢171.66 billion, the GRA was able to generate GH¢ 178.16 billion between 2020 and 2022, including revised targets of GH¢42.7 billion, GH¢57.02 billion and GH¢71.94 billion for 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively. The GRA exceeded
The Health Minister, Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has discarded claims that some children had died from the recent outbreak of Measles. According to the Minister, there was, indeed, an outbreak of measles, but no deaths had been recorded yet, and no one had died of Measles since the year 2003. “It is important to correct the erroneous impression that there have been deaths from Measles in Ghana recently. For the avoidance of doubt, there have been no deaths from the recently recorded spike in
In the early hours of Tuesday, our online portal, thechronicle.com.gh, published that scores of soldiers went berserk at Ashaiman Official Town and brutalised residents, motorists and commuters they could pounce on. The report, which is still on our website, said the actions by the soldiers were to avenge the murder of their young colleague, Trooper Imoro Sheriff, by unknown irate of the community in the wee hours of Saturday, March 4. A victim, Michael Amegbletor, 47, according to our online
The membership of the Ghana Highways Authority Retired Staff Association (GHARSA) has threatened to throng the headquarters of the Authority (GHA) in protest at the delay in the payment to Single Man Contractors (SMCs). Their anger is premised on the purported release of GH¢700,000 by the Ghana Road Fund Secretariat for SMCs. The SMCs are engaged by the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) and are responsible for the clearing of weeds along road shoulders throughout the country to make the roads visible.
Dr. Francis Hull Adams has been inducted into office as the first male Principal of Holy Child College of Education after it was converted into tertiary status at a colorful investiture over the weekend. He was invested by the Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh, Council Chairman, after his letter of appointment was read and he took the oath of office as Principal of the College. The Council Chairman, with the Director General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), representatives of the
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, has personally funded the reshaping of a 17-kilometer road in her constituency. The road stretches from Tweako 1 through Tweako 2, Bentilbo, Kwaw-Grumah and Navrongo populous cocoa growing communities in the constituency. Due to the nature of the road, pupils had to trek to access basic education. Farm produce were also stuck in the bushes as a result of the deplorable condition of the road. Motor cycles and tri-cycles and vehicles
The Nabdam District Director of Education, Madam Mary Magdalene Wompakeah, has encouraged students, pupils and children of the district to attach significant seriousness to education as that would enable them to become responsible citizens in the future. She gave this encouragement in a speech to commemorate the 66th Independence Day celebration at Zanlerigu in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region on Monday. March 6 is a date set aside for all Ghanaians to celebrate the heroes and heroines
The Chief Executive Officer of the Zongo Development Fund (ZoDF), Obrempong Dr. Arafat Sulemana Abdulai, has ordered the immediate closure of the Old Tafo Community Sports and Social Centre (Astro Turf) in the Ashanti Region. The Sports Complex was constructed by the ZoDF as part its comprehensive development of infrastructure in the Zongo communities. The astro turfs also form part of initiatives to encourage sporting and social activities; promote integration and peaceful co-existence, and provide
A two-day training for trainers’ workshop on cricket has been organised for some selected teachers in the Saltpond Circuit, in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region. The non-residential programme, which was put together by the Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, Anomabo, in collaboration with Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) and the Mfantseman Cricket Association, was attended by twenty four teachers drawn from seventeen schools. The focus was to strategically equip the teachers with the
Dear President-elect, I did not vote in the elections on Saturday, 25 February ? which you won. If I had voted, it is not likely that I would have voted for you or your party. Largely, this is because I share the view that at the heart of the “Nigerian problem” is the absence of consequences for bad behaviour. Nearly always, this is a law and order thing. In our inner cities, much of the “dead traffic” experience owes to traffic participants’ failure to adhere to the traffic code.
Seventeen years after the last national census (2006), Nigeria is set to conduct a fresh green census. The green census, an approach to conducting a census that causes little or no damage to the environment, is said to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and helps in combating climate change. The enumeration exercise, which is scheduled to hold between 29 March and 2 April across 774 local government areas of the country, is expected to gulp a total of N869 billion. But according to Nigeria’s Minister
A soldier committed suicide on Saturday after killing three colleagues including Sam Oladapo, the Commander, Forward Operating Base stationed in Rabah local government area of Sokoto State. The soldier, Nwabodo Chinoso, a Lance Corporal, was posted to the 223 battalion in Zuru Kebbi State but was deployed to Rabah. A signal sent to the Army headquarters and seen by PREMIUM TIMES revealed that Mr Chinoso also shot dead Iliyasu Inusa, a Sergeant Major and Attahiru Mohammed, a private. “Shooting
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday issued Certificates of Return to winners of the February 25, 2023 Senatorial elections in Nigeria The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu made the presentation at the National Collation Centre (the International Conference Centre) in Abuja. Yakubu had on Saturday said winners were declared for 423 legislative seats, indicating that supplementary elections would be conducted in 46 other constituencies. The elected legislators include
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the mandate of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in the just concluded polls. Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, almost two million votes more than his closest rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). While Atiku came second with 6,984,520 votes, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, finished the race with 6,101,533.
Despite the directive by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mohammed Awal to put a hold on the use of ‘Black Star Films’ as the name for Ghana’s film industry, Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, the Executive Secretary of the National Film Authority, thinks otherwise. Speaking on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z on Saturday, March 4, 2023, Juliet said until a new name is chosen by the people of Ghana, ‘Black Star Films’ remains the name for the film industry in Ghana. “We do have
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has highlighted how Afrobeats and Nigeria’s dominance on the music market has drowned the identity of Ghanaian music. Okraku-Mantey, a former music executive, said in an interview on Joy FM‘s ‘Super Morning Show’ on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 that he travelled to Dubai and heard a shop attendant describe a Bisa Kdei song as Nigerian. “The man was Moroccan and he thought the music was [from] Nigeria. And