Fuel prices to increase marginally – IES

Fuel prices to increase marginally – IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has said prices of fuel will appreciate marginally at the pumps. A statement issued by IES indicated that the price of fuel on the local market increased within the window under review. Within the first pricing window of June 2021, majority of the oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased their prices of petroleum products by 3% at the pump. Based on this increase, the current national average price of fuel per litre at the pump is pegged at GHS5.97 for both gasoline and gasoil. For…

England end 55-year wait for knockout win over Germany

England end 55-year wait for knockout win over Germany

England struck twice late on to end a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany amid scenes of huge tension and elation at Wembley to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. Gareth Southgate’s side battled hard to earn the statement victory that has so often eluded England, and it was their talisman of this tournament, Raheem Sterling, who made the decisive breakthrough. Sterling, who scored the winners against Croatia and the Czech Republic in the group stage, steered in Luke Shaw’s cross after 75 minutes to send England’s fans,…

Nobody must die for protesting; you’ll be remembered for that – Yvonne Nelson to Akufo-Addo

Nobody must die for protesting; you’ll be remembered for that – Yvonne Nelson to Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has reminded President Nana Akufo-Addo that he would be remembered for the many things happening under his watch, adding that nobody must die for protesting for a better Ghana. Ms Nelson’s remarks come on the back of the killing of two protesters by a combined police and military team as they marched in anger on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, a day after the mob killing of local social media activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed. Four other protesters also got injured in the clash between the demonstrators and…

‘Educated fools and disappointed graduates saying #FixTheCountry’ – Shatta Wale

‘Educated fools and disappointed graduates saying #FixTheCountry’ – Shatta Wale

Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste and leader of the Shatta Movement, Shatta Wale, has described as “educated fools and ‘disappointmented’ graduates’ social media activists who are engaged in the #FixTheCountry campaign. The past few months have seen Ghanaian youth take to social media to demand accountability, good governance and better living conditions from governments under the hashtag #FixTheCountry. The advocacy has garnered huge support that caught the attention of the government which engaged the leaders of the movement on the way forward. Attempts by the campaigners to have a protest have…

Ejura: Angry mob charged on us with firearms, machetes; we fired into the crowd – Police

Ejura: Angry mob charged on us with firearms, machetes; we fired into the crowd – Police

The Ashanti regional police command has commenced investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding the violent clashes between the youth of Ejura and a combined team of police and army personnel that led to the death of two people and the injury of at least four others, including a military lieutenant. In a statement, the police said its preliminary investigation shows that following the burial of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka at Mempeasem cemetery at Ejura today, Tuesday, 29 June 2021, some irate youth blocked the main Ejura Atebubu road, thus, impeding…

Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura – Mahama

Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura – Mahama

Former President John Dramani has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to institute investigations into both the murder of a youth activist and security rules of engagement which resulted in the shooting to death of two others at Ejura in the Ashanti region. The killing of the youth activist Ibrahim Mohammed sparked protests in Ejura leading to clashes between some residents and security personnel which resulted in the death of two persons who were among six persons who were shot in the skirmish.  “I add my voice to calls for…

“I made huge money, drove big cars but when I became broke, all the ladies vanished” – Retired Ghanaian BBC journalist Paa Joe Odonkor breaks down

“I made huge money, drove big cars but when I became broke, all the ladies vanished” – Retired Ghanaian BBC journalist Paa Joe Odonkor breaks down

Paa Joe Odonkor, a retired Ghanaian journalist, has recounted how he once made money, drove all the expensive cars but going broke in life, all the ladies who were following him vanished into thin air. Speaking in an interview with Vibes In 5 with Arnold Mensah, Paa Joe recounted how he became rich through the drug trade and imported most of the modern-day luxury cars to Ghana. He disclosed that although the BBC job was not paying sufficiently, it was satisfactory, but in a bid to impress people and lead…

Ghana hails strategic partnership with Jamaica

Ghana hails strategic partnership with Jamaica

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on Tuesday, hailed the of level cooperation between Ghana and Jamaica, particularly in the areas of trade, health and education. The Minister said this when she received Letters of Credence from Mr Esmond St Clair Reid, the Jamaican High Commissioner-Designate to Ghana in Accra. Madam Ayorkor Botchwey congratulated Mr Reid on his new appointment as High Commissioner-designate of Jamaica to Ghana. She recalled the longstanding friendly relations that existed between Ghana and Jamaica, based on shared values and mutual…

Gold sees biggest monthly drop since 2016

Gold sees biggest monthly drop since 2016

Gold headed for the biggest monthly drop in more than four years after the Federal Reserve sped up their expected pace of policy tightening, sending prices tumbling below $1,800 an ounce. The rise in U.S. stocks to a fresh record and a resurgent dollar have also weighed on the precious metal. Investors are also assessing new travel restrictions in Europe amid concerns about the coronavirus delta variant, which helped spur a re-think of the reflation trade. Bullion is stabilizing as traders now focus on the timing of when policymakers may…

Ejura: Two arrested over killing of #FixTheCountry movement member

Ejura: Two arrested over killing of #FixTheCountry movement member

Police in the Ashanti Region have picked up two persons in connection with the killing of Ibrahim Muhammed, a social activist in Ejura. The suspects have been identified as Ibrahim Isaka and Fuseini Alhassan. Both were arrested at about 10:45 pm on Monday, 28th June, 2021, following police intelligence,” Godwin Ahianyo, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO said. Ibrahim Muhammed was noted to be a known voice on both local and national issues using his Facebook page. Unconfirmed reports suggest he’s a member of the Economic Fighters League and recently the…