Vakpo Traditional Area mourns Gabusu VI

Togbega Gbogbolulu V, Paramount Chief of Vakpo Traditional Area in the Volta region, has commiserated with the Gbi Traditional Council on the demise of Togbega Gabusu VI, President of the Council. Togbega Gbogbolulu said it was important for him to call on the Gbi Traditional Council to grieve with them after hearing the sad news […]

President joins Asantehene to mourn Ghana’s longest-serving MCE

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday joined the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace, Kumasi, to observe the one-week funeral celebration of the late Nana Akwasi Agyeman, Ghana’s longest-serving Mayor. The government delegation also included; Alhaji Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia, the Vice-President, Ministers of State and Members of Parliament (MPs). Members of […]

Ghana and EU delegation hold Political Dialogues on Wednesday

Ghana and the European Union (EU) delegation to Ghana would hold the next session of their periodic Political Dialogues on Wednesday January 29, 2020. The meeting would be chaired on the Ghana side by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and on the EU side by the Head of its delegation to Ghana. A statement issued […]

Parliament commences sittings on Tuesday, January 28

Ghana’s Parliament will commence its First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. A total of 20 bills are expected to be presented to the House. A release signed by Ms Kate Addo, the Director of Public Affairs of Parliament and copied to the Ghana News Agency on […]

President receives seven envoys’ credentials

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Monday received the credentials of seven newly appointed envoys from Zimbabwe, Mali, Kenya, India, Togo, Rwanda and Guinea. They are; Mr Kufa Edward Chinoza, Zimbabwe; Abdoul Karder Toure, Mali; Eliphas Mugendi Barine, Kenya; Sugandh Rajaram, India; Colonel Awoki Panassa, Togo; Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Rwanda; and Madame Olga Syradin of […]

Compensate victims of Ayawaso West Election Violence-NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on government to implement the compensation aspect of the Emile Short Commission’s recommendations in order to bring relief to victims of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence The call followed a donation made to 26 victims of the shooting incidence by the National Welfare Committee of the party […]

MP for Aburi supports girls education

Member of Parliament for Aburi, Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, has presented core textbooks to 100 Junior High School (JHS) girls in the area to improve on their teaching and learning. Each of the 100 girls selected from rural communities in the area were given Science, Mathematics and English Aki-Ola series textbooks to help improve on […]

NDC Communications Officer granted bail

The Criminal Department (CID) of the Police Service on Monday granted bail to Mr Sammy Gyamfi, Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after spending over five hours at the CID headquarters. Mr Gyamfi’s arrest is alleged to be in relation to an on-going cybercrime investigations. A reliable source at the CID headquarters revealed […]

NGO fight for Inclusion of Artisans Fee fixing resolutions of MMDAs

Holy City Foundation (HCF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in the Bono East region has called for the inclusion of artisans during fee fixing meetings of the MMDAs to help increase the tax revenue mobilization of the Assemblies. According HCF, involvement of artisans in fee fixing resolutions to ensure consensus in the amount being fixed […]

Witness tenders MASLOC’s original documents in court

The fifth Prosecution witness in the trial of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) on Monday tendered in evidence, the original financial transaction documents of as directed by the High Court at the last sitting. The documents were memos, cheques, cheque payment vouchers and other attachments with […]

Fight against inequality should not be accidental- Coalition

Fight Inequality Alliance and Ghana Civil Society Organizations platform on the Sustainable Development Goals have said efforts to check inequality in the country should not be accidental, but achieved through consistent and coherent policies and strategies. They therefore called on government to spend sufficiently on universal quality public services that reduced the gap between the […]

Germany confirms first novel coronavirus case

Germany confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus infection Monday night, according to the health authorities of Bavaria. The Bavarian health authorities said in a press release that the infected man is from Starnberg, a town some 30 km southwest of Munich. The “Task Force Infectiology” of the Bavarian State Office for Health and […]

Burundi’s ruling party picks presidential election candidate

The Burundian ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), on Sunday elected Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye as the party’s candidate for the next presidential election due on May 20, 2020. The name of the candidate was posted on the party’s Twitter account. The tweet was posted […]

13 militants killed in military offensive in Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region

At least 13 armed militants were killed and many wounded as Cameroon military launched a campaign against armed separatists in Kikaikom in restive English-speaking region of Northwest, Cameroon army said on Monday. “The attacks took place in three camps simultaneously. Arms and munitions were seized during the attacks. Two security forces sustained minor injuries,” the […]

FOMWAG holds sensitisation workshops for Imams

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Ghana (FOMWAG)has sensitised Imams from the Greater Accra Region on human rights and empowered them to come out with Quranic references and Sunnah about rights of women. The workshop, which was also to equip the Imams on how the rights could be enhanced to promote development and wellbeing […]

Japanese investors eye Kenya’s manufacturing sector

Japanese investors on Monday said they are keen to pursue opportunities in Kenya’s manufacturing sector. Asakura Daisuke, principal technical director of technical cooperation division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan said that Tokyo will embark on joint ventures with Kenya in diverse sectors like agro-processing, paper and board processing, metal, electrical, and automobile. […]

Ahanta West MP gives to Health Directorate

Mr Ebenezer Kojo Kum, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ahanta West Constituency has donated some medical equipment to the Ahanta West Health Directorate. The equipment worth hundreds of cedis include, two motorbikes, two motor tricycles, pieces of bed sheets and a 55 inch Samsung Television set forms part of his contribution towards the delivery […]

30,000 rural households in Zambia to be supplied with electricity from solar milling plants

As many as 30,000 households are expected to be supplied with electricity from solar-powered milling plants installed by a Chinese firm, Shandong Contractors, in some parts of rural Zambia, a co-operative official said on Monday. Bright Mapipo, president for the Zambia Cooperative Federation, said the extra electricity that is being generated from the solar milling […]

Zambia reaffirms commitment to reviving railway, aviation sectors

The Zambian government on Monday vowed to revive and revamp the country’s railway and aviation sectors that have been facing challenges. Minister of Transport and Communications Mutotwe Kafwaya said the government has been investing heavily in reviving the railway and aviation sectors, which have not performed to expectations in recent years. Developing the two sectors […]

Ghana Card Registration Commences in Takoradi

The National Identification Authority (NIA) on Monday started the registration exercise for the Ghana Card in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis with minor hitches and complaints. Many of the centres the GNA visited, people were worried over delay in the process, inability to get the card instantly and issues of security. Meanwhile, the number of people at […]

U.S. new home sales decrease in December 2019

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000, which is 0.4 percent below the revised November rate, according to estimates released jointly Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is the third monthly drop in a row, indicating […]

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey pays courtesy call on Prince Alwaleed

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has paid a courtesy call on Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Chairman of the Kingdom-holding Companies of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. The courtesy call was part of the Minister’s itinerary, when she paid a working visit to the Kingdom of Saudi […]

UN appreciates China’s effort against novel coronavirus

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the UN appreciates China’s effort to battle against the novel coronavirus and has full confidence in China’s ability of controlling the outbreak. In his meeting with China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Zhang Jun, the UN chief said that at this important time, the UN stands in solidarity […]

Oil prices decline amid demand concerns

Oil prices declined on Monday as worries about potential softening demand for crude oil persisted, weighing on the market. Market participants were worried that concerns surrounding the coronavirus would have negative impact on oil demand and economic growth. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery settled 1.05 U.S. dollars lower at 53.14 dollars a […]

Wall Street skids amid falling energy, tech sectors

U.S. equities closed sharply lower on Monday as energy and technology sectors tumbled, weighing on the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 453.93 points, or 1.57 percent, to end at 28,535.80. The S&P 500 decreased 51.84 points, or 1.57 percent, to 3,243.63. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 175.60 points, or 1.89 percent, to 9,139.31. […]

Palestinian president rejects U.S. role in Mideast peace process

As the U.S. Mideast peace plan, also known as the “Deal of the Century,” is about to be declared, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he rejects any U.S. role in the peace process. Abbas told British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab during a telephone conversation that the U.S. administration “is fully biased toward Israel,” […]