Contempt case: Kennedy Agyapong pleads not guilty

Contempt case: Kennedy Agyapong pleads not guilty

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong, at the hearing of his contempt case by the Accra High Court on Friday, 25 September 2020, pleaded not guilty to the charges of contempt levelled against him. This followed the playing of an audiotape on which the lawmaker is heard attacking a judge presiding over a case involving a land dispute, to which Mr Agyapong is party. Mr Agyapong is alleged to have scandalised and brought the court’s name into disrepute on a show on Net2 TV. The case…

EC reopens voter register Oct. 1 for fresh registration

EC reopens voter register Oct. 1 for fresh registration

The Electoral Commission is opening the voter registration exercise one more time. This, according to the electoral management body, is to give the opportunity to those who have attained the age of 18 and citizens who, for one reason or the other, were not able to register in the just-ended registration exercise. The date for the registration will be 1 October 2020. The one-day exercise will take place in all district offices of the commission throughout the country. The registration will start from 7 am to 6 pm. The EC…

Preventing media from covering Ken Agyapong contempt case ‘worrying’ – TPF

Preventing media from covering Ken Agyapong contempt case ‘worrying’ – TPF

The Press Foundation (TPF) says denying journalists access to the Accra High Court to cover the contempt case involving Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong is an “unfortunate attempt geared at preventing the media from their professional responsibility to the nation.” This comes on the heel of reports that some Judicial Press Corps who were present at the Land division of the High Court in Accra on Friday, 25 September 2020 were not allowed entry into the courtroom. TPF in a statement signed by its Executive Director Listowell…

Police pick 21 over secessionists activities in Volta Region

Police pick 21 over secessionists activities in Volta Region

The police have picked up 21 persons to assist investigations into the abduction of three police officers and road obstructions at entry points into the Volta Region in the early hours of Friday. The Volta Regional Minister and Chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, said the security situation had been normalised, with the roads cleared. Dr Letsa added that the unauthorised barriers and blockades erected by the Group at Sogakope, Tefle and Juapong had been cleared. A Ghana News Agency report said the Sogakope Divisional…

Negative comments about my dad hurt me sometimes – Farida Mahama

Negative comments about my dad hurt me sometimes – Farida Mahama

Farida Mahama has shared how comments about her Dad on social media get to her. The teenager is the daughter of Ghana’s former President John Mahama who is contesting again as the NDC’s flagbearer in the upcoming December 7th polls after losing the election to H.E Nana Addo and the NPP in 2016. Farida during an interaction with her followers on Instagram, allowed questions from her followers and one person asked if she gets hurt by the negative comments about her father and in her reply, she said ‘sometimes’. Another…

Empress Gifty Osei ditches NDC to join husband to campaign for NPP (WATCH)

Empress Gifty Osei ditches NDC to join husband to campaign for NPP (WATCH)

Love conquers all as out of love, Gifty Osei has ditched her political party to join her husband’s party. The Ghanaian gospel singer is known sympathizer of the NDC and she was spotted a few times campaigning for the then President Mahama against the NPP but love has turned the table after her marriage to NPP’s Hopeson Adorye. The Politician and the singer got married in 2019. Later, Mr Adorye who is the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airports was elected as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary…

Nana Addo’s free water policy extended to end of year 2020

Nana Addo’s free water policy extended to end of year 2020

In a release signed by Hon. Cecelia Abena Dapaah, the minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, this new directive was given by President Nana Addo. The statement reads:  RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION / RELEASE GOVERNMENT FREE WATER POLICY EXTENDED TO THE END OF THE YEAR, 2020 The general public is hereby informed that H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo DanIcwa Akufo- Addo has extended the policy on “Free Water For All Ghanaians” for another three months from 1st October to 31st December, 2020. 2. This is…

GES recruits 16,500 trained teachers

GES recruits 16,500 trained teachers

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun the process to recruit 16,500 trained teachers who completed the colleges of education last year. Earlier this year, the GES recruited 1,500 teachers in a special mop-up exercise for trained teachers who completed their studies in the 2017/2018 academic year but could not be recruited because they had challenges with their papers. According to the service, interested successful candidates could apply for recruitment to work where their services were needed. The Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, who briefed the Daily Graphic…

‘You played ‘sakawa’ games with customers when you could’ve paid them all this while; how about the dead?’

‘You played ‘sakawa’ games with customers when you could’ve paid them all this while; how about the dead?’

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has questioned the Akufo-Addo government’s U-turn on the payment of customers of collapsed banks and other financial institutions. Following the collapse of those financial institutions in 2018, the government insisted on issuing five-year bonds to repay a substantial part of the locked-up savings of customers. That arrangement did not go down well with Mr Mahama, who promised to repay all customers of the collapsed financial institutions if elected as president in the December 7 elections. Subsequent to Mr…