Baby washed away in Kumasi after Wednesday evening rains
A baby has been reportedly washed away in Sawaba in Kumasi following the Wednesday evening rains in the Ashanti regional capital. The baby was traveling with his parents in a tricycle when they got stuck in a flood causing the tricycle to tip over. Residents in the community, according to reports, moved in to save the parents but could not find the baby as he was washed away by the flood.
Accra: ECG announces 22-day 'dumsor' timetable
The Electricity Company of Ghana has released a new load shedding timetable to take effect on Monday, June 28 and end on July 19. The 'dumsor' will occur between the hours of 6 pm and 12midnight each day. In a statement, the ECG said the planned outage is to enable the completion of construction works by the Ghana Grid Company on some bulk supply points and transmission cables in Accra.
Takoradi Port: West Africa's deepest In-harbour liquid bulk terminal receives maiden tanker vessel
It is anticipated that the USD 56.7M ultra-modern Liquid Bulk Terminal in the Port of Takoradi, will receive its maiden oil tanker vessel by end of June this year. The operationalization of the Liquid Bulk Terminal by Marshall Oil and Gas Services, a subsidiary of IbisTek Ghana, couldn't have been perfected without these critical consultations with sector agencies and other stakeholders. The new LBT project, when operational upon the arrival of the maiden tanker vessel, will become the deepest drafted LBT along the west coast of Africa; thus positioning the Port of Takoradi as an essential and cost-efficient logistical support for the supply of liquid bulk cargoes such as petrol, diesel, LPG, bitumen and so on.
A/R: Notorious armed robber shot dead
A suspected notorious armed robber, Iddrisu Adams alias Koomi, who was arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command in connection with a series of robberies has been shot by Police in a bid to stop him from escaping lawful custody. The suspect was on the wanted list of the command and was arrested on 22nd June 2021 through a special police operation. The suspect was taken to the St. Martins Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A release by the police stated that they are on the lookout for his accomplices who are advised to surrender by reporting to the nearest Police Station.
Minority boycotts approval of four deputy minister-designates
The Minority in Parlimanet on Wednesday boycotted the approval of four deputy minister-desigates who were vetted in their absence. The NDC mebers had gone to partake in the Green Ghana Day at the instruction of the Speaker of the House when their colleagues on the Majority side vetted the four nominees. Before the NDC MPs walked out of the chamber, Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi accused the Chairman of the committee of unfair treatment.
Spain and Sweden advance after massive victories
Spain earned their first win at Euro 2020 in style as they thrashed Slovakia to progress as Group E runners-up and set up a last-16 tie with Croatia. Meanwhile Substitute Viktor Claesson scored a 93rd-minute winner for Sweden to knock Poland, who had come back from 2-0 down, out of Euro 2020. Lewandowski hit an 84th-minute equaliser to draw Poland, who needed to win to advance, level but they were undone by Claesson's late winner.
Outgoing British High C'ssioner Iain Walker embarks on Waakye tour with Bola Ray
Outgoing British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker, and Chief Executive Officer of EIB Network Nathan Kwabena Adisi also known as Bola Ray on Wednesday embarked on a 'Waakye tour' on the streets of Accra along with King Promise. The tour dubbed 'Taste Ghana' spearheaded by Bola Ray was to give the High Commissioner a taste of Ghana's popular street dishes. The Waakye tour started from a popular Waakye joint at Accra New Town and ended at one of the preferred Waakye joints in Nima.
Peace Hyde produces Netflix's first African Reality TV Series 'Young, Famous & African'
Multiple award-winning media maven, Peace Hyde has added another remarkable feat to her already impressive list of accomplishments by being the creator and executive producer of Netflix's first African reality series - Young, Famous and African. Peace Hyde, who started her media career in Ghana as the host of Friday Night Live on GH One and MTN Hitmaker has quickly risen to become one of Africa's most successful media exports globally by creating and producing groundbreaking hit shows like the two leading flagship talk shows, Forbes Africa's My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, the only show that speaks to Africa's billionaires and Forbes Woman Africa's Against the Odds on the CNBC Africa channel on DSTV. Named by CNN as Ghana's media maven, Hyde's work has been featured on CNN, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Ebony, Fox News and many more. She was named in the United Nations Most Influential People of African Decent list in 2018, 2019 and 2020 as one of the 100 most influential young people in Africa.
We'll continue to monitor your work
The Africa Education Watch has vowed to continue with its advocacy for improved examination standards despite the posturing of the West African Examination Council. WAEC has denied findings of the latest survey of the education think-tank that the 2020 WASSCE questions leaked. Executive Director of the Education Watch Kofi Asare has asked WAEC to take the report in good faith.
I approved forceful removal of Ashanti regional Security Coordinator
The Minister for National Security Albert Kan Dapaah has revealed details surrounding the forceful eviction of former Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator DCOP Opare-Addo from office by some National Security operatives. According to Kan Dapaah, the move became necessary after several attempts to get the security Coordinator to vacate post after the termination of his appointment proved futile. Answering questions from South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpo, the national security minister explained the men dispatched were national security operatives.
SA opera star accuses French airport of racism
Yende said she was then left alone in a dark room and told to write down phone numbers of family and friends on a piece of paper. Yende, an acclaimed soprano, had arrived on Monday to take her starring role in La Sonnambula, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, in Paris, the UK Guardian news site reports. The AP agency reports that it could not reach Yende's agent for comment.
Ramaphosa's missing iPad excites social media
A video of South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa that shows him asking where his missing iPad is has been shared widely online. He had risen to address an event but did not have his speech with him. The president was asked to sit down and wait as officials tried to locate the gadget.
U/WR: Police probes Islamic SHS over attack on Head office
The Upper West Regional Police Command has begun investigations into an attack on its regional headquarters by some students of the Islamic Girls' Senior High School. The students stormed the Police station after some teachers of the Islamic Girl's Senior High School reportedly assaulted one Goma, who allegedly attempted to rape some students in the school. The students also reportedly damaged properties at the premises of the Police station.
$170m judgment debt: Hold AG, foreign law firms responsible
A US-based Ghanaian lawyer, Stephen Kwaku Asare, has called for the Attorney General and the two foreign law firms - Omnia Strategy and Volterra Fietta - to be held responsible for Ghana's failure to challenge the $170 million judgment debt awarded against the country. His comments come after the Commercial Court in London rejected a late appeal from Ghana against a judgement debt award of US$134 million in favour of power contractor, The Ghana Power Generation Company. The law firm, which tagged itself as the only dedicated public international law firm in the world, explained that the new Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, had only been sworn in on March 5, and the firm received the directive to represent Ghana 10 days later.
Fitch's negative downgrade will have enormous repercussions
An Economist with the University of Ghana Business School Dr Lord Mensah says the downgrade of Ghana's economic outlook from stable to negative by International rating firm, Fitch, is not surprising. According to the latest Fitch report, the negative rating reflects the significant deterioration in public finances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the delays by the government to roll out its fiscal consolidation efforts. In an interview on the Morning Starr on Wednesday, the University of Ghana Lecturer said the repercussions of the downgrade are enormous and can greatly affect investor confidence.
Ex-Mauritanian president facing graft charges jailed
Mr Aziz, who led the West African state from 2008 to 2019, has been under investigation on charges including money laundering since March this year. He denies the allegations and claimed that the charges were politically motivated. Operate in the investigations against him, saying the constitution granted him immunity from prosecution as a former president.
Riess&Co to introduce chess championship for primary schools
The Managing Director of Reiss&Co Ghana LTD, Mr Jeffery Sowa, has revealed that his outfit is considering putting together a national chess championship for primary schools to help introduce the game to the pupils. Speaking to the African U-9 chess champion, Dave Acheampong, when the youngster visited the multi-divisional company, Mr Sowa expressed the need to focus on introducing chess to schools within deprived areas in the country. For his part, Acheampong, who won the 2020 African Schools Individual Chess Championship, called on the Ghana Education Service to add chess to its curriculum at the basic level of education.
Fitch downgrades Ghana's outlook from Stable to Negative
International Economic rating firm Fitch has downgraded Ghana's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating to Negative from stable. Fitch has affirmed the IDR at 'B'. According to the latest Fitch report, the negative rating reflects the significant deterioration in public finances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the delays by government to roll out its fiscal consolidation efforts. The 'B' rating reflects the high public debt level and low revenue base, which means that Ghana's debt affordability metrics will remain markedly weaker than rating peers over the rating horizon.
You've done what others failed to do
The Overlord of Mamprugu, the Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for seeing to the construction and completion of several projects which had been on the wish list of the chiefs and people of Mamprugu for many years. According to the Nayiri, the impact of the work undertaken by the President Akufo-Addo has been felt by the entire country, especially the people of the North East Region. The Nayiri thanked President Akufo-Addo for the appointment of the former Hon.
Ghana to pay $170m judgment debt as London court throws out AG over 'flimsy excuses'
The Commercial Court in London has rejected a late appeal from Ghana against a judgement debt award of US$134 million in favour of power contractor, The Ghana Power Generation Company. The government through its lawyer Godfred Dame had attempted to hide behind the 2020 general election and the COVID-19 pandemic as excuses for the delay, but their excuses were dismissed by the London court. The International Court of Arbitration in January 2021 awarded a cost of $134 million and an interest of $30 million against the Government of Ghana over the cancellation of an Emergency Power Agreement with GCGP limited.