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April 3, 2018 2:10 PM Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal 66

March 28, 2018 12:28 PM CID demands official copy of Anyidoho’s ‘treason’ tape

The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has officially written to Accra-based Happy FM to produce an official copy of a recording in which the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is believed to have made comments deemed treasonable. Mr. Anyidoho was picked up at the International Press centre 13

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 12

March 20, 2018 5:59 AM Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. But speaking before some Chiefs from the Upper West Region at a meeting on Monday, President 21

March 14, 2018 6:51 AM Ghana to partner Nigeria to fight crime

The government of Ghana has indicated that it will join forces with its neighbor Nigeria to deal with the evolving security threat within the West African Sub-region. There have been recent reports of terrorist attacks and other security concerns in countries such as Mali, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana’s Minister of State in Charge of National Security 16

March 12, 2018 3:26 PM ‘Nana Addo more visionary than recent Ghanaian leaders’ – US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, believes the execution of President’s Nana Akufo-Addo vision is more likely to propel Ghana’s growth at a faster rate as compared to the plans of past presidents. In the Ambassador’s view, President Akufo-Addo is “more visionary than some recent Ghanaian leaders.” In the interview, he noted that despite being a long-term 18

March 9, 2018 6:32 PM Traders around Nana Addo’s residence asked to vacate

National Security has given shop owners and traders around the private residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo one week to pack out of the area. The traders will be compensated with amounts ranging from GHc 3000 to GHc 10,000. Officials of National Security visited the area on Friday and handed the compensation packages to some shop owners but some of the traders 22

March 8, 2018 11:45 AM KATH CEO calls for review of maternal health strategies

Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called for an urgent review of the country’s maternal health strategies to bring down the increasing deaths. He said the growing maternal and neonatal deaths seen at health facilities should be a major wake-up call to everybody, adding that, all key stakeholders 22

March 6, 2018 12:53 PM Time for Ghana to build on past glories – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to build on past glories in hope for a better future as Ghana marks 61 years of independence. “On a day such as today, our thoughts invariably stray to the past, but we do not intend to live on past memories. To paraphrase Ephraim Amu in Yen araasaaseni, it is now our turn to build on those past glories 17

March 2, 2018 12:30 PM AMA holds massive cleanup exercise on Saturday

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly [AMA] will on Saturday 3rd March, 2018, embark on a massive cleanup exercise in all ten sub-metros of the Assembly. As such, businesses are expected to be closed between 6:00am and 10:00am to ensure full participation of all in the exercise. According to the Assembly, the move is part of efforts aimed at ensuring cleanliness 38