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…