Month: June 2017

James Klutse Avedzi, former Chairman of Parliament's finance Committee
Politics

We took GHC100k from NLA to deliberate on law – James Klutse Avedzi

Former Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, James Klutse Avedzi, has admitted his committee received money from officials of the National Lottery Authority prior to deliberate on the amendment of the National Lottery Act, 2006 (Act 722). He said the Authority first presented 50,000 cedis to the Committee “but when we […]

The exhumed remains of the deceased
Homeland News

Chief exhumed corpse for not attending communal labor

The Assin North Municipal Chief Executive, Nicholas Fifi Baako has directed the Assin Fosu Divisional Police Command to immediately arrest the Chief of Assin Dansamea in the Central Region, Okufo Twum Beriama IV who hired thugs to exhume the remains of a body that had been buried at the cemetery […]

Robert Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana
Africans Abroad

Expect more Ghanaian deportees – US Ambassador

Robert Porter Jackson, the US Ambassador to Ghana, has said the US government will again embark on another mass deportation of Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas. Appearing before the parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs to explain circumstances leading to the expatriation of 63 Ghanaians from the States recently, […]

TV Stations showing porn
Entertainment

NMC bars 3 TV stations from showing porn

The National Media Commission has directed XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to stop showing pornographic materials on their screens with immediate effect. An examination of the content of the three television stations showed that they broadcast sub-standard content as regards decency required by the Broadcasting Standards of the […]

The  two Gitmo detainees
Homeland News

Rectify Gitmo2 deal or send them back – Supreme Court

The Government of Ghana has been ordered by the country’s Supreme Court to send to parliament for rectification, the agreement between its government and the United States that allowed the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to be transferred to Ghana in January 2016. The agreement was reached between […]

Dr Raymond Atuguba, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana
Homeland News

Push for passage of Affirmative Action Bill — Dr Atuguba

Gender advocates in the country should push for the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, Dr Raymond Atuguba, has said. He described the bill as one with good intentions to empower women to be economically independent, […]

Child trafficking
Business

Ghana to lose $500 million for failing to combat human trafficking

Ghana stands the risk of losing the $500 million dollars grant from the Millennium Development Co-operation Challenge Account for failing to fight human trafficking, United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, has disclosed. Ambassador Jackson said the Department of State’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report ranked Ghana as […]

Police towing truck
Business

Tow levy suspended to allow for consultation – Government

Government has held back from implementing the mandatory vehicle towing levy. Government had proposed a fee of between GHS40 and GHS100 on the registration of vehicles or renewal of road worthiness certificates at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to fund the policy. A private company had been engaged […]

Nana Akufo- Addo
Politics

We’II not shield any member of the NPP – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government will not shield anyone found to have broken the laws of this country. Application of the laws of the land he said must occur without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations […]