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Akufo-Addo confirms Alan Kyeremateng as Trade Minister

Alan Kyeremanten has been confirmed as Ghana’s next minister of Trade and Industry. President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo made the confirmation at a meeting with the Private Enterprise Federation at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Mr Kyeremateng, together with other yet to be confirmed ministers are expected to work towards strengthening the country’s economy and making it stable. ... Read More »

Nothing wrong with my ‘last minute’ appointment – New CHRAJ boss

The newly appointed Commissioner for the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Whittal, has downplayed assertions that his appointment by President John Mahama amounts to an abuse of power. President John Mahama swore in Mr. Whittal as the new CHRAJ Commissioner barely two weeks to his handing over of power to the newly-elected New Patriotic Party government. The ... Read More »

Government increases National Service allowance by 60%

Government has approved a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60%. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 from the GH¢350 they currently receive. A letter sighted by citifmonline.com from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week. About 70,407 service ... Read More »

Jail ‘corrupt’ Mahama appointees – NDC activist Lord Hamah tells Akufo -Addo

An activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lord Hamah, says President –elect , Nana Akufo-Addo should make sure that certain corrupt elements within the out-going government are prosecuted. Hamah, who played a vital role in the re-election of the NDC in 2008 , believes the president –elect has no excuse to treat corrupt elements in the current administration ... Read More »

Achimota School committee to investigate student’s death

The Board of Governors of Achimota School has set up a committee to investigate the recent death of a form one student.The committee would probe the circumstances that led to the death of Kelvin Moses and also make recommendations to help improve health delivery response protocol for students and staff.A statement signed by the Chairman of the Board, Mr Osei ... Read More »

Oppong Nkrumah takes over from Hamid as NPP transition spokesperson

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi in the Eastern Region, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has taken over from Mustapha Hamid as spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Transition team.The leader of the NPP Transition team, Yaw Osarfo Maafo, broke the news to journalists at the Accra Conference Center on Monday . He however failed to offer any special reason for ... Read More »

Obey elderly advice – Presby Catechist tells youth

The catechist of Emmanuel Congregation branch of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Mrs. Esther Afafa Kpokli, has urged the youth to obey advices from the older generation in order to live a chaste life. According to her, the youth rejects the advice of their elders because “they categorise them as being much of a dictator.” Speaking at the Aged Sunday ... Read More »

President Mahama to embark on nationwide farewell tour

President John Mahama will begin a nationwide thank you and farewell tour on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 following his defeat in the 2016 general elections.The President will be meeting traditional and religious leaders as well as regional and constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as part of his tour.He will start off from the Upper East Region then ... Read More »

Police to roll out ‘operation father Christmas’

Scores of policemen are expected to be deployed across the country to ensure peace and security during the Christmas celebration. Under the code day “Operation Father Christmas,” the deployment will also include allied security agencies such as the Military to strategic areas to reduce crime. The programme is an annual programme by the police service aimed at ensuring public safety ... Read More »

Election 2016: Three ‘fake’ election observers remanded

Three persons caught with 128 fake election observer accreditation cards on voting day, have been ordered by a Kumasi Circuit Court to be held in prison custody. Stephen Shandu, Richard Gyan and Awuah Amoah Gyasi, have been charged with conspiracy, forgery of official document and possession of forged document. They all pleaded not guilty and would make their next appearance ... Read More »