Bank of Ghana signs historic MoU with Bank of Mauritius

Bank of Ghana signs historic MoU with Bank of Mauritius

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, together with Governor Harvesh Kumar Seegolam, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, have signed an historic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Port Louis, to deepen the existing ties of engagement between the two central banks. The objectives of the MOU are to establish an arrangement for the exchange of information concerning the stability and development of their respective banking systems, and to establish a framework for capacity building in the financialservices industry. The MOU is also expected to strengthen areas…

Gov’t is suffocating over payment of trainee allowances – AFFED

Gov’t is suffocating over payment of trainee allowances – AFFED

The African Foundation for Educational Development (AFFED), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has asked the government to cancel the payment of trainee allowances. According to AFFED, the government is struggling to pay the allowance after accumulating arrears for six months. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017 restored the teacher trainee allowances after his processor, John Dramani Mahama cancelled the arrangement. The restoration took effect from Tuesday September 12 2017 alongside the official launch of the free senior high school (SHS) programme. He said the restoration of the allowances was part of government’s efforts aimed…

Which 4 Ghanaian players could have won the Ballon d’Or?

Which 4 Ghanaian players could have won the Ballon d’Or?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s Ballon d’Or ceremony was cancelled with Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski almost nailed on to win the award. The year before Lionel Messi won his sixth prize, a moment which marked the 11th time in the last 12 years that either the mercurial forward or Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo had picked up the prize. Luka Modric’s win in 2018 broke the monopoly of the two ‘GOATs’ over one of the world’s top football prizes. Prior to that, however, the Ballon d’Or was hardly…

Five issues Minority wants captured in a revised 2022 Budget

Five issues Minority wants captured in a revised 2022 Budget

The Minority Caucus has highlighted five issues it wants a revised 2022 budget to address before it gives its support. Parliament on Friday, November 26, 2021, rejected the 2022 budget after members of the Majority Caucus staged a walkout following disagreements over a vote on a last-minute request from Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to meet leadership of the house on the policy document. Even though the Majority Caucus has asked Ghanaians to disregard the said rejection of the budget, the Minority has insisted that the document has been thrown out and there…

Ghana cannot boast of 100 celebrities, but there is always confusion – Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin

Ghana cannot boast of 100 celebrities, but there is always confusion – Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin

Talented Ghanaian comedian, movie star, mid-fielder and educationist, Kwadwo Nkansah LilWin is aggrieved by the continuous sabotage of the entertainment industry but the stakeholders themselves. Kwadwo Nkansah, known as LilWin, has said that the nation can not boast of 100 stars in the arts industry, but, unfortunately, there is always confusion now and then. The Kumawood actor opined that some artists go on social media platforms to disgrace, denigrate, insult, spew lies, cast insinuations on their fellow artists without any cause to bring their targets down. In an interview on…

Cancellation of road tolls good but find jobs for hawkers – Ayariga to gov’t

Cancellation of road tolls good but find jobs for hawkers – Ayariga to gov’t

The Founder of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has lauded the decision to abolish road toll payments in the country. He however, appealed to the government to roll out a policy for street hawkers who will be affected by this decision. Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday November 22, he said “when the finance minister announced the government’s intention to scrap off toll booth fees, many people started talking about the issue of hawkers and the others. “I am appealing to government to roll out a…

5 stats that show Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s greatest ever striker

5 stats that show Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s greatest ever striker

Asamoah Gyan is one of the biggest names ever to play football on the continent. His popularity stretches beyond his home nation, Ghana, with Gyan being one of the first names mentioned when Africa’s most influential players are talked about. With Gyan celebrating his 34th birthday today, a number of people have taken to social media to applaud the former Ghana captain for his achievements. Some are also debating where Gyan ranks among the country and continent’s best forwards. At Citi Sports, we’ve put together five stats which show that Gyan is…

NLA partners with Kotoko with 1,000,000-cedi sponsorship deal and Atena Game

NLA partners with Kotoko with 1,000,000-cedi sponsorship deal and Atena Game

The Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Samuel Awuku, and some top management members of the NLA together with the Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko this morning 22nd November 2021 launched the partnership deal with the Kumasi-based club. In August this year, after the appointment of Mr. Samuel Awuku as Director General, the Nana Yaw Amponsah-led Kotoko Management presented a partnership proposal to the NLA. “After the appointment of my boss as Director-General NLA, Nanayaw Amponsah and his management were the first to present a working proposal to…

I didn’t come to win awards; I came to work – EL

I didn’t come to win awards; I came to work – EL

Ghanaian musician EL does not believe in gathering plaques at highly publicised events. He revealed that his expectations are not to win awards but rather to focus more on how to get his music to cross international borders. In an interview with Berla Mundi on the TV3 NewDay show, EL disclosed a rather unconventional perception towards industry awards. “My expectations are not to win awards. They are not my current expectations. “I am working towards going international now. I am looking to do more international features, looking to do more…

Police arrest four suspected robbers who broke into homes at Weija

Police arrest four suspected robbers who broke into homes at Weija

Four suspected armed robbers said to have broken into the residence of some persons at Ajasco Red Top, Kokrobite have been arrested. The suspects are; Benjamin Otoo, alias Dada Joe; Tony Mensah Yedu, alias Big Joe, Bismark Asabree alias Dagbano and Nana Yaw Arko. According to the police, the suspects on November 18, 2021 made away with three laptops, an iPhone 8 plus, three Infinix smartphones, Tecno Camon 7 smartphone, a Bluetooth speaker, an extension board, three phone charges, two laptop chargers and an unspecified amount of cash from their…