Church of Pentecost Commissions Ejura Camp Prisons
A multi-purpose prison facility funded and constructed by The Church of Pentecost at Ejura in the Ashanti Region has been commissioned and handed over to the Ghana Prisons Service. The Interior Minister, Hon, Ambrose Dery, who was so overwhelmed with the gesture by The Church of Pentecost, applauded the leadership of the church for its vision and show of generosity. With the construction of this magnificent prison facility, The Church of Pentecost has shown and demonstrated that the gospel is a living word, and that Christ hates sin but loves the sinner.
Ghana Olympic Committee Board calls on President Akufo-Addo
The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee Mr.Ben Nunoo Mensah, led a high level delegation of the GOC board to meet His Excellency President Akufo-Addo. Mr. Nunoo Mensah congratulated President Akufo-Addo on his re-election for another four-year term in office before proceeding to introduce the newly elected members of the Ghana Olympic Committee who accompanied the GOC President; including the President of Ghana Weightlifting and Deputy Secretary General Hon Jerry Shaib, Mr Fred Acheampong GOC Treasurer and Mr Abdul Hayye Yartey the Chairman of the GOC Communications Sub Committee. President Akufo-Addo thanked the GOC President and his entourage whilst also wishing them well following their own recent election into offices of competence.
A/R: Delta Force members arrested for attempting to remove Security coordinator
Some members and founder of the disbanded pro-NPP vigilante group Delta Force have been arrested for attempting to forcefully remove the Ashanti regional security coordinator from office Tuesday. The gang which claimed to be officials of the National Security stormed the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council for their illegal operation. The regional minister Simon Osei Mensah who had picked intel on the plans of the group made security arrangement to thwart their actions.
Citi FM's Caleb Kudah arrested for filming National Security building
Gh indicates that Caleb was picked up for filming the premises of the National Security Ministry, which is a restricted security zone. Seven heavily built armed officers also arrested another Broadcast Journalist with the station Zoe Abu-Baidoo, claiming she had received files from Caleb Kudah. Zoe Abu Baidoo has been released but Caleb Kudah is yet to be released by the National Security.
Businesswoman in court for defrauding 51 people over GHc999K
The Prosecutor, D G Bandah told the court that, the complainant Dora Boamah and the accused person are both businesswomen. The accused person on receipt of the money and the 51 Ghanaian passports stated clearly that the visas will be ready in August 2019, but has since failed. The accused person was subsequently charged with the Offences and arraigned before court.
Uber, Bolt drivers in Kumasi threaten strike over low charges
Some drivers of Bolt and Uber in the Ashanti region are threatening a week sit-down strike to demand better conditions of service. The drivers took to the streets of Kumasi today to express their grievances with their ride-hailing app companies. The concerns were in threefold; low charges swallowing their profits; poor security for drivers who are attacked by robbers and lack of proper government supervision for ride-hailing app companies.
20, 000 PWDs receive wheelchairs from Govt.
Government, in partnership with the World Bank, has handed over twenty thousand wheelchairs to the Ghana Federation of Disabilities Organisations as part of ongoing interventions to improve their livelihoods and wellbeing. Handing over the wheelchairs at a brief ceremony in Accra on Tuesday May 11, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, assisted by the Minister of Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu and Dr Anthony Seddoh, World Bank Country Lead for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, said the donation was further evidence of Government's renewed commitment to building a fair and inclusive society, which ensures that all citizens share in the country's wealth and prosperity, irrespective of their background. Some of the initiatives undertaken since 2017 include the presentation in 2020 of Ghs4 million to two thousand disabled men and women entrepreneurs under the Presidential Empowerment for Male Entrepreneurs with Disability and the Presidential Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs with Disability respectively; and the handing over of 10,000 hospital beds to the Minister for Health for distribution across the country.
'No fasting' policy: We'll mend the broken harmony
The Spokesperson for the National Chief Imam Sheikh Aremeyaw Shuaib has called on Muslims and Christians who are agitated over the 'no fasting' policy at the Wesley Girls SHS to keep calm. The Methodist Church which originally established the school back the decision of the school not to allow Muslim students to fast during Ramadan. Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr, Sheik Shuaib said there is no need for Christian and Muslims to split heads over the development.
Burkina Faso army 'kills 20 jihadists in new push'
The army and air force have been deployed in the North and Sahel regions since 5 May. A source said communication equipment, weapons, ammunition and vehicles had been recovered by the army, the AFP news agency reports. On Monday the defence ministers of Burkina Faso and neighbouring Ivory Coast said they would step up their fight against the jihadists. Vast swathes of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso are no longer under the control of the central governments.
Chief Director of Interior Ministry welcomes new Immigration Commander for Greater Accra
The Chief Director for the Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi has commended the newly posted Greater Accra Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Mrs. Maud Anima Quainoo for hitting the ground running so quickly since her reassignment. The Chief Director made these statements when the new Commander paid a courtesy call on her in her office in Accra. As part of the ceremony, the new Commander, DCOI Maud Quainoo inspected and toured all offices at Regional Headquarters in the company of the Outgoing Regional Commander and the Administrative Team of the Command.
NPP lifts suspension on Kwabena Agyapong
The ruling NPP's National Executive Committee has lifted the suspension imposed on former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong. Kwabena Agyapong has been under indefinite suspension for almost 6 years. The National Executive Committee of NPP in September 2015 upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee to suspend indefinitely the National Chairman, Paul Afoko; 2nd Vice Charman, Sammy Crabbe; and the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong for working against the interest of the party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
Report: Gov't accused of misusing $2.1bn Covid cash on corrupt deals
A corruption risk assessment report by the Community Development Alliance and the Commonwealth Foundation, has cited the Akufo-Addo led government for spending over US$2.1 billion COVID-19 money on corrupt deals. The report state that investigations conducted revealed that there were several irregular procurements in several of the contracts awarded. The two companies were not legal persons in Ghana at the time of contract award, were not registered with the PPA, and did not go through tender.
Defective babies: Your health centre came to meet galamsey
The Member of Parliament for Aowin Oscar Ofori Larbi says there is no proof that illegal mining popularly known as Galamsey is the cause of the defective births being recorded in the area. Medical staff in Sewum Health Centre in the Aowin District of the Western North region are recording a high number of newborn babies without some vital body parts due to the activities of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. He maintained that galamsey had been in existence before the health facilities were constructed and so there was no direct relation to the deformities recorded.
Burna Boy hints new album
Afrobeats superstar and Grammy winner Burna Boy has announced his new album is underway. I need you to hear the pain in my voice, The pain of an OUTSIDER, Forever marked by my skin ,my past and the place I come from No matter how skilled I am or how honourable I proved myself.
E/R: Residents damage police vehicle; demand release of suspected ritualists
Angry youth of Amanase in the Ayensuano District in the Eastern region have set ablaze a brand new vehicle of suspected ritual murderers and caused damage to a police vehicle in violence the broke out Monday evening in the community. The irate mob set fire on a car belonging to one of the suspects and started pelting the Police with stones resulting in damage to a side window of Police service vehicle No. GP 2867 of Kibi Police Divisional Patrol. Caught up in the violent attack, the Police then resorted to firing warning shots before they were able to whisk away the suspects to Suhum Police station for investigation.
GFA President rubbishes Black Stars "camping in Europe" story
Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku has rubbished media reports of the Ghana's intention to camp Black Stars in Europe next month despite the postponement of World Cup qualifiers. The GFA desire to camp players in Europe to allow the technical team to further assess the team and will use the qualifying dates for friendly matches. The Black Stars are hoping to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after missing out on 2018 edition in Russia.
Tolon-Naa honors Oppong Nkrumah for service to country
The Paramount Chief of the Tolon Traditional Area, Major Sulemana Abubakari has honored the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at the Tolon-Naa's Palace for his service to the country. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah was in the northern part of the country as part of a three-day working tour of state-owned media houses in the five Northern Regions to acquint himself with the challenges journalists face in their day-to-day operations. The Tolon-Naa, in his remarks praised Mr. Oppong Nkrumah for dedicating his life in service to his country and his resolve to doing more to advance information dissemination in the country.
'Food for cash': Shocking issues yet to be uncovered in SHSs
The Minority in parliament has hinted it would drag education minister Dr Yaw Adutwum to parliament for questioning on the reported cases of corruption in the implementation of the Free SHS program. Although the minority has welcomed the probe, they believe a forensic audit would expose some powerful forces who are benefitting from the corruption in the Free SHS program. There are bigger and much more shocking issues to be unveiled should a forensic audit be initiated into the implementation of the program vis a vis the resources to ensure we get value for money, and that is the point in making.
Stephen Appiah controversially leaves out Asamoah Gyan as he names his Top 5 Black Stars Players
Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has controversially left out Asamoah Gyan, who is currently Ghana's all-time top scorer as he named his top five players to have played for the Black Stars since 1992. Stephen Appiah was Ghana's skipper when the country qualified for its first-ever FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006. Having risen through the ranks, from U-17 and U-20, Appiah went on to represent the Black Stars 67 times, scoring 14 goals.