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November 1, 2017 6:30 AM Ghana May Be Better Off if Ameri Deal Is Cancelled – Energy Minister

Minister of Energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, Tuesday, told the members of the Mines and Energy Committee probing into the controversial US$510 million Ameri Energy deal that considering the situation Ghana finds itself, it would be in the interest of the West African nation if its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Africa Middle East Resources Investment 77

October 31, 2017 8:53 AM Locking up offices not new – Awuku

The youth organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku has condemned acts of political violence in the country, but said locking up offices “is not new to our dispensation.” Irate youth of the ruling party have been on rampage since the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition took over governance, demanding jobs and forcing government appointees 66

October 30, 2017 1:10 AM Ghana gets $5m from US to fight child trafficking

The United States government through the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office has supported anti-human trafficking institutions in Ghana with $5 million to fight child trafficking and forced child labour. The beneficiary institutions include; IOM and Free the Slaves, an NGO, which formed part of the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership signed between 64

October 28, 2017 1:13 PM Security Capos Are Breaking Akufo-Addo’s Heart – Sammi Awuku

National Youth Organiser for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku says inaction on the part of the security forces to deal with political vigilantism, is causing overwhelming distress to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo. The President he stated, has done his part by appointing persons whom he deemed to be competent, to man the security of the country 87

October 27, 2017 8:33 PM Karaga NPP Chair, 4 others arrested over police station raid

The governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Karaga Constituency Chairman, Tahiru Zakaria, and four others have been arrested and detained at the Northern Regional Police Command. The rest are the acting constituency Secretary, Abdulai Ziblim, the Nasara Coordinator, Osman Baba, an elder of the NPP, Nyab Mahamang, and the Research Officer, Abdul Karim S. Alhassan 55

October 27, 2017 2:52 PM 22 million mobile money users is a catalyst for fraud

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG) has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku disclosed that as of today, there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 85

October 27, 2017 2:17 PM VRA Board Chair criticises PURC for doing "poor job"

The Volta River Authority (VRA) Board Chairman says the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been incompetent in the discharge of its duties. Kweku Andoh Awotwi said the Commission has not been able to roll out an electricity tariff regime that is fair across the country. Speaking at a public lecture organized by the Ghana@60 Committee Thursday 44

October 27, 2017 12:22 PM Growing mobile money accounts attracting fraudsters

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG), has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku, disclosed that currently there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 90

October 27, 2017 2:43 AM UP Campaign Chairman Calls on Pres. Sirleaf for Support in Runoff Election

Monrovia – In the wake of the Presidential runoff, slated for November 7, Liberia’s ruling Unity Party (UP) said its campaign activities have taken a trend that needs the support of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Report by Willie N. Tokpah - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. “I have a good relationship 117

October 25, 2017 7:24 PM ECOWAS arms transfer controls workshops opens

The second Regional Workshop on Arms Transfer Controls and Arms Diversion opened in Accra on Wednesday. The two-day workshop is being attended by representatives from the sub-region to discuss with international experts effective border controls, principles and best practices related to preventing and detecting diversion of arms in the sub-region 75