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October 10, 2017 4:07 AM President visits scene of gas explosion at Atomic Junction

Accra, Oct. 9, GNA- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday visited the scene of the tragic gas explosion at Atomic Junction, which claimed seven lives and left as many as 132 injured. Distraught by the spectacle, the President said such troubling incidents should not be allowed to occur in the country again, reiterating governments’ resolve 41

October 9, 2017 12:36 PM Govt will sanction appointees who dabble in chieftaincy disputes

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has warned that any government appointee who will undermine efforts by the government to find a peaceful resolution to the prevailing Dagbon chieftaincy disagreements will be duly sanctioned. The President, who expressed his willingness to ensure lasting peace in Dagbon, further resolved that those involved 36

October 9, 2017 6:37 AM Philippines may be removed from UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the human rights violations resulting from the bloody drug war under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration could provoke economic sanctions and Philippines’ removal from the 47-state United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). "We feel that the Philippines is in violation of its membership obligations and that the General 52

October 8, 2017 5:07 PM Former President Mahama calls on Liberians to deepen democracy

Accra, Oct. 8, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Liberian authorities to deal with outstanding electoral issues before the polls on Tuesday, October 10. The issues, he mentioned, were logistics and deployment, security, and extra ballots that popped up few days before the polls. Former President Mahama said this when he led an Economic 70

October 7, 2017 7:48 PM Ghanaians want referee banned, Uganda match replayed after poor calls

Ghana’s hopes of making a fourth consecutive World Cup suffered a blow when they were held to a goalless draw in Uganda. The draw meant that Egpyt are now one win away from securing qualification to next year’s world cup, ending Ghana’s almost obligatory appearance at the World Cup. Ghana had arguably two legitimate goals disallowed in each half, including 59

October 7, 2017 11:14 AM Sanitation and water sector to be accorded better budgetary allocation – MP

Mr Rudolf Nsorwine Amenga-Etego, the Deputy Ranking Member for Parliamentary Committee on Works and Housing, on Friday said the committee is pushing for a good budgetary allocation to be accorded the sanitation and water sector for effective development. He said this had become necessary especially when the new Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector 26

October 7, 2017 5:32 AM Liberia's Weah denies contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor

Monrovia - Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the-scenes role in the country's politics. After stepping off a helicopter on his return to the capital, Monrovia, from a nationwide tour ahead of elections on October 10, Weah categorically 66

October 6, 2017 10:32 PM Live Adom Praiz: The mantle has indeed fallen on The Mettle

Welcome to the 8th edition of Adom Praiz here at the magnificent Perez Dome in Accra. Patrons are entering in ceaselessly in a way that throws up imaginations of how triumphant Israel entered the promised land, Canaan. Well, this promised land here won't take you 40 years to reach. It will take you 50 cedis. It is now the Preye hour. He was a drop out, nearly 191

October 6, 2017 10:25 PM Lecturer calls for the rejection of the Special Prosecutor Bill

- Dr. Atuguba argued that the Bill could result in a financial loss to the nation. A senior Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Dr. Raymond A. Atuguba, has called on parliament to, as a matter of urgency, reject the Special Prosecutor (SP) Bill. According to him, the SP could not claim independence from the office of the Attorney-General 18

October 6, 2017 6:22 PM Chief calls for ban on sand winning

Akyem Apapam (E/R), Oct. 6, GNA - Nana Kwabena Baah Akwansrahene, a newly installed sub-chief to Osabarima Okogyeaman Apedwa Ofori V, Apapamhene, has called on the public to unite in the effort to halt the activities of sand winning in the area. He said the activity of sand winning has affected the provision of public infrastructure like school blocks 16