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2016: Asantehene’s claims false; nobody asked Mahama to concede defeat – Fmr. Chief of Staff

The Office of former President John Dramani Mahama has refuted claims by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, that he persuaded the ex-President to concede defeat in the 2016 Presidential election. Speaking at the UN High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace at the Headquarters in New York, Otumfuo Osei Tutu said Manhyia was heavily involved in ensuring a violence-free ...

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Ghana’s commitment to terrorism fight is absolute – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to accept and implement the ECOWAS Commission’s proposals on dealing with terrorism in the Region. According to President Akufo-Addo, the Commission’s plan, when properly implemented, can address substantially the problem of terrorism ...

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Gov’t publishes Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission report, white paper

Government has submitted for gazetting and publication the report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of Inquiry Report and its White Paper.  According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, “after a careful study, government has issued a White Paper, which together with the Report itself, it has elected to publish in accordance with Article 280 Clause 3 of the 1992 ...

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NAGRAT calls off strike after Akufo-Addo intervention

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) of Ghana has called off its week-old strike following President Akufo-Addo’s directive for the suspension of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) software – which has become a major point of concern for teachers. National President of the NAGRAT Angel Carbonu told Starr News Friday “The strike has been called off now”. ...

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I’m not bothered about the political affiliation of Serving Officers – Akufo Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has stated strongly that he is not, in anyway, interested in knowing the political affiliation of serving officers of the Police or any of the other security agencies. Addressing graduants and attendees of the 49th Cadet Officers graduation parade at the Police Academy, Police Depot, Tesano, President Akufo Addo said ...

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Rawlings leads Gov’t delegation to late Robert Mugabe’s funeral

A government delegation led by the 1st President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, has left Accra to Harare, Zimbabwe to represent Ghana at the funeral of the late Robert Mugabe. This was at the instance of the President of the land, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, according to a statement dated Friday, September 14, 2019 and released ...

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Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale trial stalls; Case adjourned to Sept, 16

The Adjabeng Magistrate Court in Accra, has once again adjourned to Monday,September 16, the trial of Livingstone Etse Satekla, aka Stonebwoy, and Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly called Shatta Wale. The adjournment of the case was necessitated by the absence of both Lawyers representing the two artistes in court. The two Dancehall artistes have been charged for their involvement in ...

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BoG sacks official for collecting 400k bribe in Sibton deal

The Bank of Ghana has today dismissed an Official, Mr Gilbert Addy, for gross misconductin relation to corrupt transactions and for accepting bribes in connection with the award of a contract to Sibton Switch Systems Limited in 2016 by the previous Management of the Bank of Ghana (BoG). Bank statements have revealed that secret and corrupt payments of GH¢410,000.00 weremade ...

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We inherited a weak institution – EC Chairperson

he Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has said under her leadership, the corporate governance structure of the Electoral Commission has undergone some strategic reforms thus improving the entity’s operations. At a meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo today [Thursday], the EC Chairperson described the Commission as one that lacked a structured governance framework in its operations; saying she inherited ...

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Minimum capital requirement for Mobile Money companies pegged at GH¢20 million

+The Bank of Ghana in regulating the emergence of new payment streams, has issued the minimum capital for the licensing and authorisation of various payment service providers and financial technology companies. The Central Bank in a notice on Thursday, September, 12, 2019 pegged the minimum capital required for operating a mobile money company at GH¢20 million. This comes on the heels ...

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