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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Ghana must be first to achieve SDGs in Africa – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that Ghana must work hard to earn the enviable title of being the first country on the African continent to have achieved all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. Addressing the Second Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Breakfast Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organized by the SDGs Advisory Unit ...

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We’ve always acted in good faith – PDS responds to Gov’t

Power Distribution Services (PDS) has said it will cooperate with the Government of Ghana as it undertakes to probe its Payment Securities (Demand Guarantees) for the ECG takeover. In a statement, the company said it has always acted in good faith and will not rush to put out any information until they are sufficiently substantiated. Government on Tuesday, July 30, ...

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Blogger ‘who insulted Islam’ freed after 5 years

A Mauritanian blogger who was jailed for more than five years after being convicted of blaspheming the Muslim Prophet Muhammad has been released. Rights groups had waged a long campaign to secure Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’khaitir’s release. He had been due for release in 2017 but the government refused saying he could be lynched. Conservative Muslims had demanded his ...

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Tamale: Police woman killed by suspected armed robbers

A female Police officer identified as Corporal Agartha has been shot dead by unknown gunmen some reportedly wearing camouflage army uniform. The incident happened Tuesday night around 10:30 pm at a checkpoint at Starr Oil filling station at Malshegu near Temale. The gunmen took away two riffles -one belonging to the deceased and another female police lady who in panic ...

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address Ghana’s Parliament today

Popular American politician and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will today, July 31, 2019 address Ghana’s Parliament. The former California representative arrived in the country last Sunday with an entourage of US lawmakers. The address to the House is expected to focus on regional security, sustainable and inclusive development and Climate change among others. Pelosi As ...

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Gov’t suspends contract with PDS

Government has suspended its contract with the Power Distribution Services (PDS). A statement by the Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Tuesday night said the decision takes immediate effect. “The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Ltd. has suspended the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited with immediate effect”. ...

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2020 Election: 3 MDCEs to go unopposed on NPP’s ticket in Ashanti Region

The Ashanti Regional Executive Committee of the ruling New Patriotc Party has resolved that the three(3) Orphan Constituencies in the region shall sponsor the candidatures of Hon. Alidu Seidu, MCE- Asokore Mampong, Hon. Salisu Bamba, MCE – Ejura Sekyeredumasi and Hon. Joseph Owusu, DCE – Sekyere Afram Plains as sole candidates for the Asawasi, Ejura Sekyeredumasi and Sekyere Afram Plains ...

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WAEC withholds results of 48,855 WASSCE candidates

At least results of over 48,000 WASSCE candidates have been withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following their involvement in acts of malpractices. “The entire results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination,” WAEC said in a statement. ...

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Gov’t withdraws Luxury Vehicles tax

The Government has announced the immediate withdrawal of the Luxury Vehicles Levy which was introduced in 2018 to raise some additional revenue to augment the public purse. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta made the announcement when he moved a motion on the floor of Parliament on Monday, July 29, 2019, for the approval of the Mid-Year Review of the Budget Statement ...

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