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October 25, 2017 5:16 AM Solutions to recurring gas explosions; beyond the blame game [Article]

The proliferation of petrol and gas filling stations across the country has raised safety concerns amidst the less than satisfactory compliance with minimum environmental safety requirement in the operations of these facilities. Available statistics indicate that between 2014 and 2017, Ghana has witnessed eight major gas explosions – the Kwame Nkrumah 97

October 25, 2017 2:20 AM Togo cancels international conference amid anti-government protests

The Togolese government has cancelled the Francophonie ministerial conference scheduled to be held in the capital Lome in November. The cancellation comes amid opposition protests against President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule and the call for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution. The government announced the cancellation on Monday without stating the reason 94

October 23, 2017 4:41 PM More NPP members demand Kwabena Agyapong’s reinstatement

More support is building up for the suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyepong, as some party activists have joined the appeal for his immediate reinstatement. “Everybody is wondering if indeed, it is a removal rather than a suspension,” she noted. Between the lines of the statement announcing the suspension of Mr. Agyapong 57

October 23, 2017 2:41 AM PYJ, Weah Seeking The ‘Face of God’ in Nigeria

PYJ, Weah seal deal for run-off presidential bid? The relationship between the two men has not been exactly rosy in the recent past, but as images of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and Senator George M. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change at church together in Nigeria with Pastor T. B. Joshua 114

October 20, 2017 4:25 AM President inaugurates Commission of Enquiry for creation of regions

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday inaugurated a nine-member Commission of Enquiry to examine the petitions for the creation of new regions and make recommendations to government to that effect. The Commission, constituted under Article 5 of the 1992 Constitution, will inquire into the need and demands for the creation 53

October 19, 2017 5:28 PM It’s absurd to read politics into sanction of 131 radio stations – Minister

Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful today said it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the 131 radio stations sanctioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) were targeted for political reasons. The Minister also said it is preposterous for anyone to suggest that the implementation of a law that Parliament passed is a threat to media 67

October 19, 2017 2:59 PM Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

Spain's government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence. The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored after Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship 108

October 18, 2017 4:44 PM President Akufo Addo Nominates Five DCEs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20(1) of the Local Government Act, 936, on Wednesday nominated five District Chief Executive (DCEs). A statement signed by Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the nominated 21

October 17, 2017 9:00 PM ‘Parliament has capacity to consider Special Prosecutor’s Bill’

Accra, Oct.17, GNA - Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Constitutional, legal and Parliamentary Affairs, has stated that Parliament has the capacity to consider the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Bill. According to him, they had looked at Article Three and other relevant articles of the Constitution and it appeared 12

October 16, 2017 4:27 PM Judge charges NMC to shape media practice

Accra, Oct. 16, GNA - Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, a Supreme Court Judge on Monday charged the National Media Commission (NMC) to help shape media practice in the country as Ghana seeks to brand itself as an attractive investment and tourist destination. “NMC should not only limit its media monitoring to radio and television but pay greater attention to what goes on in the digital 35