Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

The Minority in Parliament is set to file an urgent question directed at the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, on the procurement processes used recently to acquire Christmas trees and inspirations at the Kotoka International Airport. Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza believes there are a lot of questions surrounding the circumstances under which the decorated pieces were purchased. Board chairman of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Paul Adom-Otchere has provided clarity on the said purchase amounting to GH¢34,000. But the Adaklu MP insists…

Bolgatanga is HIV hotspot in Upper East Region – HIV Coordinator

Bolgatanga is HIV hotspot in Upper East Region – HIV Coordinator

The Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region remains a hotshot for HIV infection, health experts have said. Sulemana Majeed, Regional HIV Coordinator, who disclosed this at a media briefing, said, “Bolgatanga has always been above the national figure, which calls for an increase sensitisation and education.” The media engagement was part of a series of activities by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana AIDS Commission to solicit the support of journalists to increase public awareness on HIV and help prevent, control and manage the spread of the…

Omicron now most dominant COVID-19 variant in Ghana – WACCBIP

Omicron now most dominant COVID-19 variant in Ghana – WACCBIP

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has become the most dominant variant of cases being recorded in the country. A senior Research fellow and Lead for COVID-19 projects at the West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Dr. Peter Quarshie said “the data we had up till the middle of December showed that Omicron was about 80 percent of the circulating virus.” This is despite the emergence of the virus in late November. In comparison, the Delta variant of the virus took about two to three months…

Former MASLOC boss running away from trial – Prosecution fumes

Former MASLOC boss running away from trial – Prosecution fumes

The State has accused former MASLOC Chief Executive, Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu of “just trying to avoid trial”. Principal State Attorney, Stella Ohene Appiah, made the claim in court on Monday, January 10, 2022. Mrs Attionu is standing trial at the Financial and Economic Division of the High Court with a former Operations Manager of MASLOC, Daniel Axi, for allegedly, wilfully causing financial loss to the State. They are facing a total of 78 counts of criminal offences but have pleaded not guilty on all counts. When the case was called…

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The Economic Fighters League has said the current constitution of Ghana is to blame for what they describe as, rot, suffering and ill-governance being experienced in the country, which according to them, gives life to retrogression and discrimination. In a statement to mark Constitution Day, the movement said the 1992 Constitution was deliberately drafted, gazetted and adopted just to benefit a few elites. The Fighters have been at the forefront of the demand for a new constitution saying the current one has put Ghanaians through 30 years of retrogressive governance, constitutional dictatorship,…

UTAG to begin strike today over conditions of service

UTAG to begin strike today over conditions of service

The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, is set to begin an indefinite strike from today, Monday, January 10, 2021. The association in a statement dated January 6, 2022, complained about what it refers to as the lack of trust that has so far characterised their engagements with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commision (FWSC). The National Executive Commitee (NEC) of UTAG thus resolved to withdraw teaching and related activities, effective today, Monday, January 10, over the that failure of the employer to adhere to agreed timelines. UTAG members on…

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces, GAF, has refuted claims that the presidential aircraft of the Ghana Air Force was used by relatives of president Akufo-Addo for shopping in the United Kingdom between 20th and 30th December 2021. According to the Ghana Armed Forces, the said aircraft has not embarked on any trip to Europe in a long while. The Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, Mensah Thompson in a Facebook post alleged that the children of a close relative of President Akufo-Addo took Ghana’s Presidential jet on a…

Check Out Full List Of Winners From Hitz FM’s “Something Wicked”Awards 2021

Check Out Full List Of Winners From Hitz FM’s “Something Wicked”Awards 2021

Hitz FM recently organized the maiden edition of their “Something Wicked” Awards 2021. The award scheme which happens to be the first of its kind aimed to honor Ghanaian entertainers who made the headlines with their talents and controversies in the year 2021. A number of Ghanaian personalities were nominated in various categories on the award scheme and some of them managed to emerge as winners in the categories they were nominated in. Twene Jonas one of the loud-mouthed social media personalities was awarded “Hardest Guy” of the year for…

Marriage is luck; don’t waste time praying for it – Actress [+Video]

Marriage is luck; don’t waste time praying for it – Actress [+Video]

Ghanaian actress, Efe Sika has stated that she would rather pray about her life than pray fervently about their marriage because marriage cannot be forced. Speaking on SVTV Africa with DJ Nyaami, Efe indicated that even though she is married she never prayed or cried out about her marriage. She knew it was all luck. “I never prayed for marriage. I’m not saying this because I am married. I have not finished praying about my life and salvation so why waste time praying for marriage. It is luck. Of you’re…

Denmark frees pirates captured off West Africa

Denmark frees pirates captured off West Africa

Three suspected pirates detained for six weeks on board a Danish naval frigate off West Africa have been released at sea, after Denmark’s justice minister waived charges of attempted manslaughter against them. The men were detained in November, after an exchange of fire with the Danish military in the Gulf of Guinea, off Nigeria, that saw several other suspected pirates killed. They could have been brought to Denmark for criminal prosecution, but the justice ministry said there was a risk that they could not subsequently be deported, irrespective of any…