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March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 28

March 27, 2018 1:42 PM Yendi SHS teacher dies ‘mysteriously’

A French and English tutor at the Yendi Senior High School in the Northern Region, has been found dead in a bush on the Yendi – Saboba road in the Yendi Municipality. Narrating the incident to Citi News, the Municipal Divisional Crime Officer for Yendi, DSP Addae, Happy Michael, said the authorities of the school reported to them about a staff member 34

March 21, 2018 6:00 AM Groupe Ndoum to help rural banks meet BoG capital requirements

Multinational Family Holding Business, Groupe Ndoum has promised to bail out rural banks that are unable to meet the Bank of Ghana’s minimum capital requirement of GHc 1 million cedis. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gold Coast Fund Management, Kwame Asumaning gave the assurance at the Northern Ghana sector Rural Banks Seminar in Tamale. “GN Bank is ready 37

March 18, 2018 3:48 PM Indian pop star jailed two years for smuggling migrants

An Indian pop star, Daler Mehndi, has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling migrants abroad. Mehndi and six others were accused in 2003 of cheating people of large sums of money by falsely promising to take them to Western countries. The singer was convicted on Friday in the northern state of Punjab. But he was released on bail soon after 29

March 12, 2018 12:03 PM At least 39 dead as plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

At least 39 people are dead after a plane crashed on the runway while landing at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane told CNN. The aircraft, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, caught fire while landing at 2:15 p.m. local time, the police spokesman said. The plane 39

March 9, 2018 1:12 PM #HeritageCaravan patrons lay wreath at Ebony’s accident site

Patrons of the Heritage Caravan, Citi FM’s seven-day road trip across Ghana, on Friday, laid a wreath at the spot where dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns lost her life. Ebony, along with two others, died on Thursday, February 8, 2018 on the Sunyani-Kumasi road in a gory car accident. Her funeral has been slated on March 24, 2018 at the forecourt of the State 61

March 8, 2018 11:39 AM #HeritageCaravan wraps up Northern, Upper West tour [Photos]

The Heritage Caravan has ended its tour of the Northern and Upper West Regions. Patrons of the Caravan had a nice time at Wechiau in the Upper West Region on Wednesday, where they visited the Hippopotamus Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a unique community-based project, protecting and preserving the wildlife and the environment of a 40km stretch of the Black 34

March 6, 2018 5:00 PM Chiefs boycott Independence celebration in Tatali Sanguli

The Paramount Chief of Tatali Sanguli, Obori Gariba Yankoso II, together with his sub-chiefs of Tatali in the Northern Region, boycotted today’s 61st Independence district anniversary celebration. The Paramount Chief accused the DCE of the area, Thomas Mbomba of disrespecting the traditional authorities hence their refusal to participate in today’s activities 33

March 6, 2018 8:43 AM Tipper trucks were burnt by Operation Vanguard soldiers – Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has distanced the Northern Regional Security Council from the actions of military personnel who are said to have set ablaze some earthmoving equipment belonging to sand winners in the Kumbugu District. A contingent of military personnel set fire to 14 tipper trucks and an excavator used for sand winning in the Dalun 33

March 5, 2018 3:08 PM PURC reduces electricity tariffs; 17.5% for homes, 30% for businesses

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has announced a general reduction in electricity tariffs effective March 15, 2018. Residential customers per the new tariff cuts are to enjoy a 17.5% reduction, and 30% for non-residential customers. Those in the mining sector have also been given a 10% tariff cut, and 25% cut for Special Load Tariff 32