Businesses scared by threat of renewed lock down

Businesses scared by threat of renewed lock down

Business owners and corporate managers in Ghana are in a state of palpable unease in reaction to the warning delivered in a nationwide television address by President Akufo-Addo that Ghana may return to partial lockdown if the country’s Coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. By the end of last week, the warning seemed to already be eliciting the desired response with even small businesses insisting on adherence to basic COVID 19 protocols at their premises by customers and staff alike; over the past few months since government began rolling back erstwhile…

Rawlings’ funeral: No picture taking gadget will be allowed at the lobby of AICC

Rawlings’ funeral: No picture taking gadget will be allowed at the lobby of AICC

The Jerry John Rawlings Foundation, on behalf of the Rawlings’ family through the Ministry of Information has stated that no media house or any recording or picture taking gadget will be allowed into the lobby of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) where the mortal remains of the late former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has been laid-in-state. A statement issued by the Foundation through the Ministry of Information said the official production unit of the Jerry John Rawlings Foundation will provide live HDMI or SDI feed output for…

You’ll have roles in the larger gov’t structure – Akufo-Addo raps former appointees

You’ll have roles in the larger gov’t structure – Akufo-Addo raps former appointees

The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised his former appointees of giving them roles in government. The President made this known in a statement which was signed by the acting Director of Communications for the Presidency Eugene Arhin. The statement said, “On Wednesday, 20th January, and Thursday, 21st January, President Akufo-Addo held one-on-one meetings with the Ministers-Designate, as well as his first-term Ministers who will not transition into the new government, to break the news to them”. It added, “To the Ministers-Designate, President Akufo-Addo congratulated them on…

2021 BECE for private candidates to begin in April

2021 BECE for private candidates to begin in April

This year’s private Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for private candidates will begin on Monday, 12 to Friday, 16 April, 2021. This was announced by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Candidates who wish to take part in the examination will therefore have to register via its portal. “Registration for Examination is both biometric and online for candidates who have taken BECE before and also those who are 16years or above,” a statement by WAEC indicated. It emphasised that: “note that your registration is not valid till you pay the…

Which research informed your decision to reopen schools despite deaths? – Okyeame Kwame to Nana Addo

Which research informed your decision to reopen schools despite deaths? – Okyeame Kwame to Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 21st COVID-19 address to the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021, noted that adequate measures have been put in place to make schools safe for pupils to go back. This directive to reopen schools have been met with divergent views as some people contemplate the consequences of allowing children to return to school in the midst of the hike in COVID-19 cases with several deaths recorded as well. In this regard, Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur, Okyeame Kwame born Kwame Nsiah-Apau was asked by Amansan Krakye in an exclusive interview on Kastle…

Mpaha Junction accident: 6 dead, others injured

Mpaha Junction accident: 6 dead, others injured

Six persons have been confirmed dead following an accident that occurred at Mpaha Junction along the Tamale-Buipe highway in the Savannah Region on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The accident, which also left five persons with various degrees of injuries, involved a Sprinter Benz bus which was traveling from Kumasi to Tamale and a Rhino Kia truck that was also traveling from Tamale to Accra. According to the police, the accident occurred around 4:48am when the driver of the sprinter bus with registration number “AS 5618 – 18” lost control when the…

Election Petition: Justice should not be sacrificed for expedition – Tsatsu tells SC

Election Petition: Justice should not be sacrificed for expedition – Tsatsu tells SC

Counsel for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition, Tsatsu Tsikata has on Wednesday, 20 January, 2020 said “Justice must not be sacrificed for expedition.” Mr Tsikata was reacting to the timelines for the hearing of the petition by the Supreme Court. According to Mr Tsikata, although the Supreme Court would want to stick to the timelines as provided for in C.I. 99 with regards to election petitions adjudication, justice must not be disregarded. Counsel for Mr Mahama, wanted the court to consider some “outstanding issues” within the modalities in…

Baby harvesting syndicate busted, they include 2 doctors, 4 nurses

Baby harvesting syndicate busted, they include 2 doctors, 4 nurses

A joint operation by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Ghana Medical and Dental Council (MDC) has led to the arrest of 11 people suspected to be involved in the harvesting of babies and human trafficking in some health facilities in the Greater Accra Region. Those arrested comprise two medical doctors, four nurses, two mothers, two social welfare officers and a traditional birth attendant. The operation also led to the rescue of two baby boys who are four months old and less than a month old who…

Harmattan to intensify from today – Meteorological Agency warns

Harmattan to intensify from today – Meteorological Agency warns

The Harmattan is expected to intensify over the country from Wednesday, 20 January, 2020, the Ghana Meteorological Agency has said. According to the Meteorological Agency, the harmattan will continue into the weekend. A statement issued by the agency on Tuesday, 19 January, 2020 said: “Dust has been raised from the source region (around Chad) and is expected to be advected into the country to deteriorate surface visibility.” Also, “due to the influx of the dry and dusty continental winds, the Northern half is expected to be drier with relative humidity…

Ungrateful Mahama used and dumped me like a piece of rag – Akua Donkor cries

Ungrateful Mahama used and dumped me like a piece of rag – Akua Donkor cries

The controversial 2020 presidential candidate for Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Madam Akua Donkor has recounted how she was used and dumped by former President John Dramani Mahama. Madam Akua Donkor who has described the 2020 presidential candidate for the largest opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama as ungrateful claimed she sacrificed her life to defend him (John Dramani Mahama) when he was president of Ghana amidst attacks from the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). In an interview with Kumasi based Angel Fm Drive time hosted by…