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February 23, 2018 5:26 PM GYEEDA scandal: Assibit to appeal 12 year-jail term

The Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, will be appealing his 16-year jail term. Speaking to the media after court proceedings, Assibit’s lawyer, Kwaku Paintstil, said the appeal will include an application for bail. “To the very best of what I know and what we have discussed, anytime next week, the appeal will come out and I can also assure 81

February 23, 2018 8:03 AM NALAG schools members on good governance

A Local Governance Expert and Lead Consultant of Popular Participation Roll out Workshops, Edem Senanu, has advocated for transparency, participation by citizens and systems control as core pillars of good governance and effective decentralization at the assemblies. He noted that the country over the years has been scoring high marks in systems control 82

February 22, 2018 6:17 AM Ghana drops to 81 in 2017 corruption perception Index

Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index. The Index put together by Transparency International ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. Executive Director of the local chapter of Transparency 78

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 83

February 20, 2018 6:12 AM Jobless nutritionist complain about gov’t neglect

A registered nutritionist, who has been left frustrated by the government’s inability to allow her to serve the nation, has bemoaned the lack of regard for preventable healthcare services like the one she offers. This nutritionist, Akosua Konadu, just wants to repay Ghana back for the support she had during her education, but the issue of clearance from the government 76

February 19, 2018 3:32 PM Youth club inaugurated in Vakpo SHS to promote local tourism

The Ghana Tourism Authority’s Office in the Volta Region marked this year’s National Chocolate Day at the Vakpo Senior High School by rejuvenating the school’s tourism club to make its members serve as brand ambassadors of Ghana-made products and Volta tourist sites. In line with the celebration of love and enjoyment of good meals and chocolates that have become 68

February 19, 2018 7:53 AM Ebony’s death: Tourism Ministry to embark on road safety campaign

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, has said her Ministry will embark on a road safety awareness campaign to ensure sanity on the roads and save more lives. Her comments follow the sudden demise of music icon Priscilla Opkou Kwarteng, known in show-business as Ebony Reigns. “Lets us immortalize this tragedy, so something 92

February 16, 2018 3:00 PM AirtelTigo showers love on Adaklu Salvation Army, Tupaa MA Basic schools

With laughter and good cheer, pupils and teachers of Adaklu Abuadi Salvation Army School and Tupaa MA Basic School in the Volta and Greater Accra regions, celebrated Valentine’s Day, with telecom company, AirtelTigo. Staff of the company read to the pupils and donated school supplies, including exercise books, mathematical instruments, school bags, mugs among 74

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for them, saying she was “here for all the women who have been abused 65

February 16, 2018 8:44 AM Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working 62