BY MR LARRY ®
ADB NEVER PAID BRIBE TO AFENYO-MARKINS
The ADB has denied allegations that it bribed the MP for Efutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo Markins.
NDC YOUTH ON RAMPAGE AT ATEBUBU, POLICE CHASE SACKED DCE
Police in the Brong Ahafo Region are hunting for the former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atebubu, Sampson Owusu Boateng for allegedly inciting last Tuesday’s clashes in the town that led to the burning of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party office.
OBINIM TV SHUT DOWN
A number of Ghanaian television channels were yesterday taken off air in what looked like a move by the NCA to sanitise the media landscape.
ODIKE’S 2016 SECRETS OUT
A secret audio recording purported to be the voice of the embattled leader of the United Progress Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai, popularly called Odike, making the stunning revelations, has popped up.
NDC ON RAMPAGE AT ATEBUBU
Some supports of the Atebubu Amanten Municipal MCE Sampson Kweku Boafo, who vowed to resist his removal from office by the presidency, yesterday went on rampage and burnt down the DC office in the town.
NPP DID NO WRONG INVITING SA NATIONALS – AYIKOI
A former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Nii Ayikoi Otoo, has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not breach any law by inviting the three former South African police officers into the country to train the security detail of Nana Akufo Addo and Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.
GHANA CALLS FOR AN END TO RACISM, EXPLOITATION WORLDWIDE
Ghana has urged the international community to put an end to all forms of slavery, by addressing the false ideologies and racial prejudices that give rise to racism, discrimination, intolerance and exploitation worldwide.
EFFORTS TO PAINT NANA ADDO BLACK WON’T WORK – KARBO TO NDC
A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Karbo has said that the ruling National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) deliberate attempts to link the flagbearer of the party Nana Akufo-Addo to alleged misdeeds committed by three former South African ex-police officers will not work.
FAILED DCE DEMANDS REFUND OF BRIBE FROM ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
Some supporters of a government appointee to the position of District Chief Executive for Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa in the Central region are demanding a refund of bribes paid to assembly members.
GBC STAFF PETITION NMC FOR BOARD’S DISSOLUTION
Staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have petitioned the National Media Commission for the immediate dissolution of their board.
MONITOR ACTIVITIES OF VIGILANTE GROUPS – DR ATTUQUAYEFIO
A Senior Research Fellow at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) says the National Security must monitor the activities of various vigilante groups in the country as the November 7 polls approach.
BUIPE: FIVE INJURED IN CUTLASS FIGHT OVER MISSING COW
Five persons at Buipe in the Northern region are in critical condition at the Yazuri Hospital, following injuries they sustained during a bloody machete clash over a stolen cow Saturday afternoon, local police have said.
PPP DEMANDS EC CLARIFICATION ON STL RELATIONSHIP
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to come clear on its relationship with Israeli firm Superlock Technologies Limited (STL), Ghana.
MY INTERDICTION IS BOGUS – OFFEI PALM
President of the Senior Staff Association at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Charles Offei Palm has described his interdiction by management of the facility as ‘bogus’, and with no legal basis.
REV. FATHER PREVENTS PREGNANT STUDENT FROM WRITING EXAMS
Headmaster of Saint Gregory School at Gomoa Budumburam in the Central region has vowed to prevent a pregnant final year student from writing the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examinations.
GHANA’S ATTAINMENT OF SDG TARGETS COULD BE A MIRAGE – CSO
Ghana risks missing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets if she fails to bridge the developmental gap between the north and the south, Mr Bismark Adongo Ayorogo has said.
AKATSI NORTH: DCE BANS PUPILS FROM WAKE KEEPING
The Akatsi North district assembly has banned school pupils from partaking in wake keeping services in the district.
700 FULANI HERDSMEN INVADE BOLE
More than 700 Fulani herdsmen, including their families, have relocated from Bouna, a community in Cote d’Ivoire, to Bole in the Northern Region to seek shelter as refugees, following a conflict between them and the indigenes of the town, the Brifos.
GHANA IS BROKE – IMF; UNABLE TO MEET FINANCING COSTS
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed renewed concerns over Ghana’s deteriorating debt situation.
INTEREST RATES TO RISE FURTHER
The cost of borrowing for business in Ghana is unlikely to decline any time soon as research and investment firm, InvestCorp is projecting a further hike in the central bank’s policy rate to 27.50 per cent by the end of this year.
3 COMMUNITIES TO RECEIVE $252,000 JAPANESE GRANT
Three communities are to benefit from a Japanese grant of $252,000 for development projects in the areas of health, water and sanitation.
GHANA SHIPPERS AUTHORITY IMPLEMENTS MANDATORY WEIGHT VERIFICATION
Shippers in Ghana would from July 1, 2016 be mandated to declare the weight of their containers before loading them onto vessels for export. This is in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulation.
BOG, SOPCL, OTHERS SLAYED IN 2015 PIAC REPORT
The 2015 Semi-Annual Report released by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has revealed that Ghana’s proceeds from oil fields decreased by over 50 percent for the first half of 2015.
COCOBOD TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF BURNT COCOA FARMS
The Ghana Cocoa Board says cocoa farmers who have recently suffered bushfires and are reeling under unfavorable climatic conditions will be provided with seedlings and fertilizers. This is to help the farmers get back to farm whilst putting the country on track to increase cocoa production.
GIVE TAX REBATE TO COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY FRESH GRADUATES – BAWUMIA
Ghanaian companies will be in position to offer jobs to fresh graduates if government pursues a policy of establishing an employment tax credit scheme for businesses.
PPI ON EX-FACTORY PRICES OF GOODS, SERVICES DROPS
The Producer Price Inflation (PPI) for ex-factory prices of goods and services has dropped from 16.9 per cent in January 2016 to 14.5 per cent for the month of February. The reduction represents a decrease of 2.4 per cent over the period under review.
TUMU WATER SYSTEM OWES VRA OVER GH¢99,000
The Tumu Water System is indebted to the Volta River Authority (VRA) to the tune of GH¢99,930.00. Mr George Kanton, the Water Board Manger, said the debt was hampering the operations of VRA, and it is envisaged that the water system would soon be shutdown.
INNOVATE TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE – KINAPHARMA BOSS
The Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Kinapharma and Healthilife, Mr Kofi Nsiah-Poku, has urged local industrialists to think outside the box in order to survive and thrive.
LET THE NEXT PRESIDENT APPOINT GOB BOSS – ECONOMIST
An Economist and MP for New Juabeng South, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, has urged President John Dramani Mahama not to appoint a new Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) until a new President takes over the reins of the country next year.
I STABILISED THE FINANCIAL SECTOR – WAMPAH
The exiting Bank of Ghana (BoG) Governor, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, has said he wants to be remembered for the major reforms he initiated at the central bank that have resulted in the stability of the financial sector.
GCB LITE PAY’ TO ENHANCE CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS
As part of measures aimed at improving cashless transactions in the country, Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), has outdoored a new product, “GCB Lite Pay” to facilitate payment among business owners and traders.
VODAFONE GHANA APPOINTS NEW CEO
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Yolanda Zoleka Cuba as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st May, 2016.
EMMA WENANI TO SPEAK AT 5TH AFRICA HR LEADERS’ CONFERENCE
Director of Human Resource Management at Global Media Alliance, Emma Wenani, has been nominated as one of the speakers for the 5th annual Africa HR Leaders Conference organized by OML Africa at the Best Western Premiere Hotel in Accra.
FIDELITY BANK RECORDS 85 LUCKY WINNERS IN SAVE FOR GOLD PROMO
Fidelity Bank, one of Ghana’s success stories in the banking industry has rewarded a total of 85 customers in the ongoing ‘Save for Gold’ promotion.
DR. KOFI WAMPAH DENIES BEING FORCED OUT OF BOG OFFICE
Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Kofi Wampah has denied being forced out office as speculated.
U.N. WIDENS PROBE OF FRESH CENTRAL AFRICA SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.
BOKO HARAM ‘SPIRITUAL POWER BASE’ CAPTURED
Troops of the Nigerian Army have successfully captured Alagarno, the `spiritual power base’ of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, less than 10 days after it conducted an offensive clampdown on the terrain.
ANONYMOUS HACKERS ATTACK ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT
The Angolan government has suffered the brunt of Anonymous cyber-attacker for jailing seventeen youth activists, BBC reports. The group is said to have shut down more than 20 Angolan government websites.
SENEGALESE STUDENT JOINS ISIS
When Sadio Gassama decided to go into medicine, he started by giving free check-ups at his mosque in Senegal’s poor southern region of Casamance. Now, the 25-year-old medical student says he is treating Islamic State fighters in Libya.
NUCLEAR TERRORISM FEARS LOOM OVER OBAMA’S FINAL ATOMIC SUMMIT
Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are rising, U.S. President Barack Obama’s drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum and could slow further.
BRITAIN TO SHIP RECORD AMOUNT OF NUCLEAR WASTE TO U.S. – GOVT SOURCE
Britain will ship 700 kilograms of nuclear waste to the United States under a deal to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at a nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday, a British government source said.
TRUMP SOUNDS OFF ON ABORTION; CRITICISM COMES FROM ALL SIDES
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.
ASSAD SAYS HE CAN FORM NEW SYRIA GOVERNMENT WITH OPPOSITION
President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.
ARGENTINE SENATE APPROVES DEAL TO END DEBT DISPUTE, RE-ENTER MARKETS
Argentina’s Senate gave the green light to a landmark deal to repay creditors holding defaulted debt in the early hours of Thursday, marking the end of a 14-year legal battle that had made the country a global financial pariah.
DID YOU KNOW?
Government has subsidised the provision of 680,879 metric tonnes of fertilizer equivalent to GHC325.24 million for Ghanaian farmers since 2009. In 2013, subsidies on 166,807 metric tonnes were given to farmers as against 43,176 metric tonnes in 2008.