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March 16, 2018 4:10 PM Nitiwul slams Abuakwa North residents over injunction against new district

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is livid over a court injunction stopping the inauguration of the newly created Abuakuwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region. He accused residents of the area where the President hails from, of frustrating his efforts to develop the country. “…You have struggled since 1957, and if the almighty God and the people 71

March 15, 2018 6:34 AM ‘Shoot-to-kill galamseyers’ suggestion unfortunate – Aning

A security analyst, Dr. Kwesi Aning, has described as unfortunate suggestions by First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu for a shoot-to-kill approach in dealing with illegal miners in the country. According to him, the comment puts Ghana in bad light in terms of respect for human rights. Joseph Osei Owusu, who is also the Member of Parliament 83

March 14, 2018 6:51 AM Ghana to partner Nigeria to fight crime

The government of Ghana has indicated that it will join forces with its neighbor Nigeria to deal with the evolving security threat within the West African Sub-region. There have been recent reports of terrorist attacks and other security concerns in countries such as Mali, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana’s Minister of State in Charge of National Security 99

March 13, 2018 10:48 AM Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason 87

March 7, 2018 11:57 AM Unibank moves to control majority interest in adb

Unibank has confirmed to Citi News that it has gone into a transaction with four major shareholders of Agricultural Development Bank (adb) that has effectively given majority control of the state bank. It says the move follows the pledging of shares and voting rights of the consortium of shareholders in adb Bank. But speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday 94

March 7, 2018 5:28 AM Atta Kyea faces Parliament over flooding fears

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea,would later today appear before Parliament to answer questions on how prepared government is to deal with floods associated with the onset of rains. Residents of the capital, Accra, mostly grapple with floods anytime it rains. The MP who filed the question, Kwame Agbodza, told Citi News the Minister’s 57

March 6, 2018 6:21 PM NCTE suspends Cape Coast Polytechnic Rector

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), has suspended the Rector of the Cape Coast Polytechnic, Prof. Lawrence Atepor to allow for a probe to commence investigations into allegations of diverse improprieties against him. In a letter addressed to the Rector, dated February 26, 2018, and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Council, Prof. Mohammed 61

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 56

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 54

March 1, 2018 6:00 AM Sports Ministry to rehabilitate Azumah Nelson Sports Complex

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), would on Thursday, February 1, cut the sod for the refurbishment at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, as part of efforts to improve sports facilities in the country. The ministry will soon cut the od for work to begin on the ultra-modern sports center to host the various national teams in Ghana. The government 264