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…

Law against ‘fear and panic’ prophecies not limited to 31st Dec – Police caution further

Law against ‘fear and panic’ prophecies not limited to 31st Dec – Police caution further

The Ghana Police Service has further cautioned the public and, indeed, religious leaders in the country that its directive regarding communication of prophecies on 31st December nights is not only limited to those nights “but should be adhered to on a daily basis”. It maintains that any communication of information including prophecies that undermines the laws of the state will be dealt with by the application of the relevant laws and sanctions. This was contained in a statement to commend all and sundry, religious groups in particular, for the “support”…

Speaker resigns after clash with Tanzania president

Speaker resigns after clash with Tanzania president

Tanzania’s parliamentary speaker Job Ndugai has resigned days after clashing with the president over foreign debts. The speaker said his resignation was a personal and voluntary decision taken in the interests of the nation. But it came after he said Tanzania was at risk of being auctioned off following President Samia Suluhu’s announcement of a new loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mr Ndugai issued a public apology to President Samia, which she rejected. She accused him of playing politics and trying to sabotage her ahead of general elections in 2025.…

We’ve begun analyzing 31st December prophesies for breaches – Police

We’ve begun analyzing 31st December prophesies for breaches – Police

The Ghana Police Service says it has begun anaylsing public prophesies of some Christian leaders during their respective 31st December services. The police says its attention has been drawn to a number of views of such prophesies and it will be looking at the videos to ascertain if they breached the law in any way. “Multiple video footages have come to our attention regarding the communication of prophecies on the night of 31st December, 2021. Police have begun analysing these videos to ascertain whether any of them Is In breach of…

MTN takes steps to decongest service centres during SIM re-registration

MTN takes steps to decongest service centres during SIM re-registration

In a bid to reduce congestion at various SIM card re-registration centres across the country, telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana, says it has deployed mobile teams to support activations going on at registration centres. In addition to that, it says it is set to have almost 200 community activations taking place across the country. It further added that it is working to increase the number of devices officers are using for the registration exercise to enhance the process. Speaking during a virtual media briefing, General Manager for Regional Sales and Distribution…

Constitution Day should not be holiday for students – Prof Agyeman-Duah

Constitution Day should not be holiday for students – Prof Agyeman-Duah

Former United Nations Senior Advisor Professor Baffour Agyeman-Duah is not happy the Constitution Day is marked as a statutory public holiday. He said the Day should rather be committed to sensitising students and Ghanaians, in general, on the essence of constitutional regimes the country has experienced. Prof Agyeman-Duah made these suggestions on TV3‘s Midday Live on Friday, January 7 as Ghana marks 29 years since the advent of the 1992 Constitution. He insisted that the current constitution, drafted under the Jerry John Rawlings-led Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), needs reforms of some sort as it…

I am working on paying 100 student fees – Fella Makafui

I am working on paying 100 student fees – Fella Makafui

Mrs Precious Frimpong has started the year with a promise to financially cater for about 50 to 100 deprived students. According to a tweet on her official Twitter handle, the photo model cum actress revealed that this decision was made in consultation with her management team. Fella Makafui also disclosed that this charitable project will not be limited to tuition but inclusive of other school needs. She also promised to help with ongoing projects in some selected schools. As a wife, mother and successful entrepreneur, Fella announced the comeback of her…

GRA defers implementation of revised benchmark values policy again to Jan. 17

GRA defers implementation of revised benchmark values policy again to Jan. 17

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has for the second time deferred the implementation of the reversal of reduction of values of imports (known as Benchmark Values) on selected items, to Monday 17th January, 2022. The Authority explains that the transitional arrangements are to ensure a smooth implementation. It is also to allow a storage-free period for vessels that discharged on 31st December 2021 to go through clearance without being affected by the reversal of the policy. According to a release cited by Citi Business News, effective Monday, 17th January 2022,…

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, Paul Adom Otchere, has refuted allegations that the company bought four Christmas trees at GHS84,000 during the Yuletide. A Facebook user has alleged that the company bought the trees at GHS84,000, but did not pay workers’ salaries on time. Mr. Paul Adom Otchere, in a response on Facebook, however says the claims are untrue. The Host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV insists that the company rather bought the trees at GHS34,000 and also at a “heavy discount”. “The beautiful Christmas…