Bawumia deserves plaudits for digitising Lands Commission – Chairman

Bawumia deserves plaudits for digitising Lands Commission – Chairman

Vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia has been highly commended by the new National Lands Commission Chairman, Mr Alex Quaynor, for his active efforts at ensuring a digitised operational framework is being put in place for the Lands Commission.   The new Chairman for the Commission, in an address at the swearing-in ceremony of a 25-member National Lands Commission board by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, also expressed his gratitude to Vice-president Bawumia for his unrelenting efforts that have led to the realisation of the feat and transformation…

Bread shortage hits Tamale as bakers strike

Bread shortage hits Tamale as bakers strike

Bread bakers in the Northern Region are set to begin a sit-down strike from Wednesday, August 25 over the rapid increase in the price of bread flour in recent times. The strike is necessitated by the frequent increases in the price of not only bread flour but also other products used in the baking of bread, according to them Sugar, margarine, and the other vital ingredients as some of the products whose prices in the market have increased were also mentioned. According to them., Flour that was sold for GH¢170…

John Dumelo got his tweeps to drag NDC through the mud for Asking why people still support Arsenal

John Dumelo got his tweeps to drag NDC through the mud for Asking why people still support Arsenal

Ghanaian Actor and Entrepreneur, John Dumelo got social media to drag NDC through the mud for asking why people still support Arsenal After Arsenal lost their second consecutive game of the season against Chelsea; Dumelo took to Twitter to ask why people still support Arsenal. After his tweet, people came in with comments which suggest the same reason he supports the NDC as the reason people still support Arsenal even when they are not performing. Mr. Dumelo contested in the 2020 General elections as the parliamentary elections on the Ticket…

€111m agreement to buy new aircraft for GAF laid before Parliament

€111m agreement to buy new aircraft for GAF laid before Parliament

The Government has laid before Parliament a €111 million sales and performance agreement for the purchase and supply of 6, Six L-39 next-generation aircraft for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). The agreement laid by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on behalf of the Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul on Tuesday August 4 is part of measures to retool the GAF. AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s of the Czech Republic is the named supplier in the agreement. Eelier, Defense Minister appearing before the house to answer questions on the state of…

GH¢7.62bn for Free SHS in 5 years — Finance Minister

GH¢7.62bn for Free SHS in 5 years — Finance Minister

The government allocated a total amount of GH¢7.62 billion for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme during the past five years, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has told Parliament. He said GH¢4.18 billion out of the amount representing 54.76 per cent, was sourced from the government of Ghana (GoG), while the remaining GH¢3.44 billion, representing 45.24 per cent, came from Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA). “Mr Speaker, the government has taken no loan to specifically finance the free SHS policy which has since its…

From Constable to acting IGP: Check out the inspiring profile of Dampare

From Constable to acting IGP: Check out the inspiring profile of Dampare

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is the youngest Acting Inspector–General of Police (IGP) to be appointed in the Fourth Republic, and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence. Prior to this appointment, he was the senior-most police officer after the just retired IGP. It is not common to find a police officer go through the ranks from a constable to become an IGP. Fifty-One (51) year old COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a staunch Christian, joined the Ghana Police Service 32 years ago as a constable with no secondary school background.…

Groupe Nduom wins GHC174m judgment debt against Health Network

Groupe Nduom wins GHC174m judgment debt against Health Network

One of the Groupe Nduom companies, Gold Securities Company Ltd now BlackShield and Ghana Growth Fund Company Limited, members of Groupe Nduom, an indigenous Ghanaian business conglomerate, have won a massive GHS174 million judgment against Health Network Company Limited. The ruling was given by the Commercial Division of an Accra High Court on Thursday, July 15th, 2021. The ruling, according to Groupe Nduom owners and other stakeholders, “proves regulators acted hastily in revoking licenses of the Groupe’s banking and investment companies”. The Groupe Nduom companies that have suffered regulator closure…

‘It is simply not right’ – TUC on salaries for presidential spouses

‘It is simply not right’ – TUC on salaries for presidential spouses

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has weighed into the conversation of the recommendation by the Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu committee for spouses of presidents and vice presidents to be given monthly salaries. The recommendation came after the committee was tasked in 2019 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to review emoluments of Article 71 office holders. It has since submitted its report, which has been consequently approved fro implementation by Parliament. But since the disclosure of this was made by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview, many, particularly the opposition National…

$28 million loan to help MPs buy vehicles laid before parliament

 million loan to help MPs buy vehicles laid before parliament

The Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, has tabled before a parliament a loan agreement that would allow the 275 MPs purchase vehicles. The amount involved is $28 million. The loan from what this website has gathered would be sourced from the National Investment Bank, NIB. If approved, a member of parliament would receive over $100,000 for the purchase of a vehicle. The Finance Committee of the House is expected to consider the loan agreement and report to the house. The House has also approved $200 million additional funds from the…

Parliament approved allowances for Presidential spouses – Oppong Nkrumah

Parliament approved allowances for Presidential spouses – Oppong Nkrumah

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, does not approve salaries and benefits for the Executive and, by extension, for the First Lady and wife of the Vice-President, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said. He has, therefore, described as misleading, information making the rounds that President Akufo-Addo had given approval for Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Mrs Samira Bawumia to receive same salaries as Cabinet ministers. While confirming that there had been an increment in allowances for the spouses of the President and the Vice-President, Mr Oppong Nkrumah…