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Daily Archives: August 1, 2019

Investigations on PDS anomalies to take 30 days to complete – Gov’t

Government says it has formally commenced a full-scale inquiry into the detected breaches on the PDS contract and has disclosed the investigations will be completed within 30 days. Addressing Journalists in Accra, Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the team conducting the inquiry comprises insurance investigation experts, officials of the Energy and Finance ministries and officials of the ECG ...

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Terminate ECG/PDS concession deal – NDC MPs

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) are demanding for the immediate termination of the concession agreement between the Government of Ghana represented by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Power Distribution Services (PDS). According to the NDC MPs, their call for the termination of the deal follows the detection of some fraudulent activities in the entire ...

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AFRIMA withdraws hosting rights from Ghana

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) has withdrawn the hosting rights from Republic of Ghana for the 2019 and 2020 editions of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, over lack of capacity by the Host Country to meet the financial and contractual obligations entered to on July 12, 2018, necessary to retain hosting the biggest music ...

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Grammy nominee Deborah Cox in Accra for Women in Arts Panel Session

Award-Winning Artist Deborah Cox is set to perform during the Ghana World Music Festival which takes place 2nd – 4th August at the Fantasy Dome to close out PANAFEST & Emancipation activities this year. Ahead of her performance, Cox will participate in a panel discussion, Ghana World Music Festival’s Women in the Arts, dedicated to empowering women pursuing careers in the arts ...

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NPP Primaries: 3 DCEs going unopposed in Ashanti Region dangerous – Local Govt Expert

A Local Government Expert, Kwame Darko has strongly criticized the decision by the Ashanti Regional Executive Committee of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) to allow three District Chief Executives to contest the party’s upcoming Parliamentary primaries unopposed. The Executive Committee after a meeting held on Monday 29th July 2019, resolved that the three(3) Orphan Constituencies in the region shall sponsor ...

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Asawase Primary: Nobody can stop me from contesting – Manaf Ibrahim

An aide to Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Manaf Ibrahim has stated categorically that nobody can stop him from contesting the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Asawase parliamentary primary, saying he’ll file his nomination forms on 1st August 2019. The NPP Ashanti Regional Executive council after a meeting on Monday 29th July 2019 announced that it has resolved to allow Hon. ...

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Girl,19, gets 12 months imprisonment for faking her kidnap

A 19-year old woman who allegedly faked her kidnap for a ransom of GH₵10,000, has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment. Beatrice Naa Lamley Kitson Mills (a mobile money vendor), was arraigned before the Adjabeng District Court for prosecution and was found guilty of the offence of Publication of False news contrary to section 208 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, ...

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Gov’t declares Monday, August 5 Public Holiday

Government has declared Monday, August 5th, 2019 as a Public Holiday to mark Founders Day celebration. The Day is earmarked 4th August on the Calendar, but in view of the fact that the celebration falls on a Sunday, the President has invoked the Executive Instrument(EI) to declare Monday a public holiday, a statement signed by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose ...

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Former Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng joins Fiorentina

Midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Serie A club Fiorentina from rivals Sassuolo on a permanent deal. The Florence-based club are the third Italian side for the 32-year old after Sassuolo and AC Milan, where he won the league title in 2012. “Fiorentina is delighted to announce the acquisition of Kevin-Prince Boateng on a permanent deal from Sassuolo,” Fiorentina said in a ...

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