The government is doing everything to make all of us poor – Bulldog laments

The government is doing everything to make all of us poor – Bulldog laments

Artiste manager, showbiz and political critic born Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson but professionally known as Bulldog has lamented over the current economic hardships in the country. According to Bulldog who has constructively criticized the ruling NPP government for some time now, describing Nana Addo and his appointees as failures is an understatement. Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM, Bulldog firmly stated that he strongly believes that the government is doing anything humanly possible to make sure all the citizens in the country are poor. He’s reported to have said;…

I’m fully aware that these are very difficult times for us in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

I’m fully aware that these are very difficult times for us in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that he is fully aware that these are extremely difficult times for Ghanaians and for most people around the world. According to him, the ravages of the Covid pandemic, worsened by the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have led to spiraling freight charges, rising fuel costs, high food prices, steep inflationary spikes and widespread business failures. But he has assured that the government is working to restore the economy. One of the ways towards bringing the economy back on track, the President said, is…

Believe Akufo-Addo if he says he will turn the economy around – NPP’s Alfred Thompson

Believe Akufo-Addo if he says he will turn the economy around – NPP’s Alfred Thompson

A member of the national communications team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alfred Thompson has said Mr Akufo-Addo has the record of tackling the economic challenges facing Ghanaians. To that end, he said, the assurance given by the President to resolve the current challenges should be embraced. Speaking on the Key Points show on TV3 Saturday August 20, he said he believes in the president’s ability ability due to his past records. “I believe him if he says we are going to get out of the doldrums because he has done…

Review free SHS policy to address challenges – Presby Church urges govt

Review free SHS policy to address challenges – Presby Church urges govt

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has asked the government to review the free senior high school (SHS) education policy to allow parents capable of financing some aspects of the programme to do so. That, the PCG said, was due to the fact that the free SHS programme had become a huge financial outlay which the government was finding it difficult to implement. The church was of the belief that if capable parents were allowed to pay for some aspects of SHS education, it would bring relief to the government.…

Public sector workers can demand higher wages – Economist

Public sector workers can demand higher wages – Economist

Dr Patrick Asuming, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), has justified the calls for higher wages by public sector workers. Public sector workers want an increase in salary by a margin not less than 19%, according to reports. The Economist stated that workers in the public sector have been worse off as their salaries have been crippled by the cost of living in the country. According to him, from January 2021 up to now, salaries of public sector workers have increased by 11% as against…

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…

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The Economic Fighters League has said the current constitution of Ghana is to blame for what they describe as, rot, suffering and ill-governance being experienced in the country, which according to them, gives life to retrogression and discrimination. In a statement to mark Constitution Day, the movement said the 1992 Constitution was deliberately drafted, gazetted and adopted just to benefit a few elites. The Fighters have been at the forefront of the demand for a new constitution saying the current one has put Ghanaians through 30 years of retrogressive governance, constitutional dictatorship,…

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces, GAF, has refuted claims that the presidential aircraft of the Ghana Air Force was used by relatives of president Akufo-Addo for shopping in the United Kingdom between 20th and 30th December 2021. According to the Ghana Armed Forces, the said aircraft has not embarked on any trip to Europe in a long while. The Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, Mensah Thompson in a Facebook post alleged that the children of a close relative of President Akufo-Addo took Ghana’s Presidential jet on a…

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, Paul Adom Otchere, has refuted allegations that the company bought four Christmas trees at GHS84,000 during the Yuletide. A Facebook user has alleged that the company bought the trees at GHS84,000, but did not pay workers’ salaries on time. Mr. Paul Adom Otchere, in a response on Facebook, however says the claims are untrue. The Host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV insists that the company rather bought the trees at GHS34,000 and also at a “heavy discount”. “The beautiful Christmas…

Major roads in Accra, Kumasi to be dualised by end of 2024 – Amoako-Attah

Major roads in Accra, Kumasi to be dualised by end of 2024 – Amoako-Attah

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, expects most roads in Accra and Kumasi to be dualised by December 2024. According to him, contractors are at various sections of the road to realise this vision by the end of President Akufo-Addo’s second term in office. In a media interview, Mr. Amoako-Atta said, “our determination is to fully dualise Accra and Kumasi within the second term of President Akufo-Addo.” “We should have either fully completed or substantially completed the Accra-Kumasi dualisation. I can promise the people of this country. It…