Articles By: Admin

CODEO wants end to vigilantism

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) wants the appointments of heads of security agencies such as the Inspector General of Police to be decoupled from the powers of the president. CODEO is of the strong view the move will ensure that security agencies administer their duties professionally without political interference. Addressing a press conference in Koforidua, Messrs, John Larvie […]

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Lecturer advocates two-thirds majority for nominees

Professor Ransford Gyampo, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana, has advocated Parliamentary vetting and approval by two-thirds majority votes of all Members of Parliament for President’s nominees for any appointment. He said the current constitutional requirement of a simple Parliamentary majority vote was not good enough for Ghana’s democracy; since anyone the President nominates was likely to be approved by Parliament. […]

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‘Implement Botchwey C’ttee report without delay’

A former Member of Parliament for North Dayi in the Volta Region, Mr George Loh, has described the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee report, as a document worth implementing without delay. According to him, “the NDC as a party must go ahead to implement the recommendations in the report as quickly as possible in the interest of the party, ahead of […]

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Mahama greets Muslims

Former President John Dramani Mahama has extended his well wishes to Ghanaian Muslims as they celebrated Eid al-Fitr yesterday. Eid al-Fitr commemorates the completion of 30 days of fasting by Muslims in the month of Ramadan. In a face book post saluting Muslims on the occasion, Mr Mahama wrote: “Eid Mubarak to my Muslim brothers and sisters on the successful […]

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US Embassy: Former presidents won’t queue for visas

US Embassy: Former presidents won’t queue for visas

Ghana’s three living former presidents would not have to queue with fellow citizens seeking American Visas for non-official purposes. The Press Attache’ at the United States Embassy in Ghana, Sarah Stealy has clarified. The clarification followed indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign Affairs […]

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Muslim caucus holds 7th ‘Night of Power’

The Muslim caucus in Parliament on Friday held its seventh annual “Night of Power” in Accra to climax the Ramadan which was characterised by prayers to Almighty Allah for his blessings and mercies on the country. The event, which was graced by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, was held under the theme “If you are grateful, I shall add […]

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THE ROTTEN PLANTAIN SCARE

The Saturday’s issue of this paper made a scary revelation which should put fear into many a Ghanaian. A scientist cautioned the public that those who eat ‘kakro’ prepared from rotten plantain can develop cervical cancer. Kakro is a Ghanaian delicacy made of mashed ripe plantain, prepared in balls and fried in hot oil. It is usually eaten with cooked […]

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Majority: Free fertiliser distribution was fraught with corruption

Majority: Free fertiliser distribution was fraught with corruption

The Majority caucus in Parliament has justified government’s decision to revert to the ‘cash and carry’ regime in providing cocoa farmers with fertilisers. According to the NPP MPs, the free fertiliser distribution programme under the outgone NDC administration was fraught with corruption as only party members were favoured in the distribution exercise. They were responding to an earlier press conference […]

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Man jailed 30 year for defiling girl, 13

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has jailed Awal Mohammed Haji, a 29-year –old unemployed man, for 30 years, for robbery, and defiling a 13-year-old school girl. The convict was arrested by the Agona Kwanyako watchdog committee and handed over to the Agona Swedru Police Divisional Command of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU). Chief Inspector Isaac Amon told […]

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Six Nigerians arrested for kidnapping woman

Six Nigerians arrested for kidnapping woman

Six Nigerians, who allegedly kidnapped a 21-year-old woman, have been arrested by the police at Nungua in Accra on Sunday. Steven Johnson Chimaroke, the leader of the gang, was reported to have raped the victim (name withheld), who was observing the Holy Ramadan (month of fasting). Other accomplices, are Ike Amechi, Anthony Emmanuel, Godfred Alex,  Koyode Ayodele and Opious Ouner […]

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