Month: June 2018

Charlotte Osei

Charlotte Osei, deputies removal ‘legally wise but politically unwise’ – Prof Gyampo

Professor Ranford Gyampo, Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana has described the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei and her two deputies as “legally wise” but “politically unwise”. According to him, although President Akufo-Addo was right in handing the petition against the […]

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister

Government had no hand in EC Chair’s dismissal – Hamid

The Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has decried the politicization of the dismissal of the EC boss and her two deputies, saying it was “purely an internally generated matter.” Mrs Charlotte Osei and her two deputies Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Opoku Amankwa were fired Thursday by President Akufo-Addo for […]

Former Veep Amissah-Arthur

Former Veep Amissah-Arthur has died

Joy News has announced that former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has died. Mr. Amissah-Arthur is reported to have collapsed at the Air Force Gym early Friday and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Profile of Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur: Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, […]

Jenas Nyarko was killed on June 24, 2018
Africans Abroad

How a 31 year old Ghanaian was killed in Toronto

They were just sitting in the car talking about “life and death” when a loud pop went off. “It sounded like a fire cracker,” recalled Mary Acheampomaa. “I said, ‘What the hell was that?’” There was silence in the car. Then, from the backseat, came a voice. “I’m hurt.” Jenas […]

Former President J. A. Kufour

Ghana cards: Kufuor backs Minority’s call for inclusion of Voter ID cards

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has backed calls by the Minority for the Voter ID card to be added to the requirements for registration for the Ghana card. Mr Kufuor was registered for his card at his residence on Tuesday by officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA). After the […]

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Hospital contracts in Ghana inflated by over 400% – Bawumia

Contracts for the construction of hospitals in Ghana are often inflated four times the original price, Vice President, Dr Mahamamudu Bawumia has disclosed. Speaking at a Value for Money Conference in Accra today, Dr Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government is seeking to correct the unfortunate trend and deliver projects at […]

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Health Minister

Government can’t ban appointees from flying for medical treatment – Minister

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has rejected suggestions that a presidential ban on appointees from seeking medical care abroad will compel the government to improve the country’s troubled healthcare system. The minister said that would amount to curtailing their freedom of choice. “But for me to ban people from exercising their […]

President Akufo Addo

Akufo-Addo places temporary ban on foreign travels by gov’t officials

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has placed a temporary ban on foreign travels by all government officials. This means that all ministers, deputy ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives, as well as all heads of government agencies, are to temporarily suspend their foreign travels with immediate effect. A letter […]

Robert Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana
Homeland News

Ghanaian officials to meet US Ambassador today over deportation

Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will later Monday, June 23, meet the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson and other officials of the Embassy over the impending deportation of some 7,000 Ghanaians. The meeting is aimed at finding a solution to the ensuing impasse between the US and […]

Jenas Nyarko was shot dead at a funeral
Africans Abroad

31 year old Ghanaian shot dead at a funeral in Toronto

A 31-year-old Ghanaian woman living in Toronto, Canada has been shot dead at a funeral ceremony in her community close to the Replin Avenue, can authoritatively report. She was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Toronto trauma centre after the shooting a close family source revealed to […]