Prof Ken Attafuah has said the office of the National Identification Authority (NIA) was in a big mess before he took over as Executive Secretary following his appointment by President Nana Akufo-Addo in January this year.
Prof Attafuah said on Tuesday 19 September in an interview that bad leadership from previous managers of the NIA and lack of funds conspired to bring the place on its knees.
“I alluded earlier to the very limited or abysmal level of financial and logistical support that the National Identification Authority (NIA) received over the years and the net effect of that is that the place ...
The implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme by the Akufo-Addo-led government has not reduced the economic challenges facing Ghanaians, John Jinapor, Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu and former Deputy Minister of Power, has said.
According to him, the cost of living in Ghana has gone up with the high cost of fuel prices, a situation that renders the Free SHS programme immaterial to the plight of Ghanaians.
Mr Jinapor told host of Accra 100.5FM’s Ghana Yensom show on Tuesday, September 19 that: “This is what we call robbing Peter to pay Paul. The essence of Free SHS is ...
Details are emerging about the report of the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee that investigated why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the December 7, 2016 general elections, describing former President John Dramani Mahama as living the life of a movie star in the run-up to the election.
“President Mahama lived a life of a movie star,” the 65-page Executive Summary of the report, kept like a state secret, states on Page 27.
The supposedly confidential report – a copy of which is in possession of DAILY GUIDE – made damning conclusions on the role played by Mr. Mahama and a few ...
Security operatives including armed soldiers and personnel from National Security numbering about 20 in all, besieged the house of businessman Alfred Woyome on Tuesday, September 19.
One source told ClassFMonline.com that operatives picked intelligence that Mr Woyome, from whom the state is trying to retrieve GHS51.2million, had plans of travelling out of the country thus the invasion of his home.
However, another source close to Mr Woyome told ClassFMonline.com that the security officers were in the businessman’s home in the company of an official from the Ghana Valuation Board who had been assigned by the Attorney General to value Mr Woyome’s Kokomlemle ...
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy had come to stay.
“The Free SHS policy has come to stay and will be sustained”, he said.
The President said this when he addressed a group of Ghanaians in New York during a dinner held for him and the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo by the Ghana Mission in New York..
The President together with the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo are in New York to participate in the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
President on Free SHS
The dinner, which was well attended by Ghanaians including traditional ...
Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has advised referees in the country to use FIFA's lifetime ban on Joseph Lamptey as a wake-up call to ensure fairness when officiating.
Mr Nyantakyi described referee Lamptey’s ban as unfortunate and called on his colleagues to work with diligence and fairness to avoid a similar fate.
Referee Lamptey lost his appeal after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed his quest to overturn the decision of FIFA's Disciplinary Committee to hand him a lifetime ban from all football activities.
FIFA's Disciplinary Committee indicted the Ghanaian referee for manipulating the 2018 World Cup qualifier between ...
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has come to the rescue of the Black Stars by chartering a private jet to fly the players to Accra en-route to their foreign clubs to avoid sanctions after government reneged on its initial agreement, several journalists have reported on Twitter.
The Black Stars, who put up a magical display to defeat Congo 5-1 in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers Tuesday, were facing another long journey back home through commercial routes to Accra.
With their onward journeys to start in Accra and the possibility of returning to their clubs by Friday which could draw fines on the players ...
By Ewi Stephanie Lamma
Research Fellow – Natural Resource Management
Cameroon is a resource rich country heavily dependent on revenues generated from oil, timber, and agricultural products. Despite high development prospects in the early 1980s Cameroon remains a low middle income country and economic gains have yet to translate into improved living conditions for the majority of the country’s population. More than 50% of Cameroon’s population depends on agriculture and forest for income. It is one of the countries that have made available to the World Bank its Readiness-Preparation Proposal (R-PP) for REDD+ implementation. Cameroon, in recent years, has made efforts to ...
A lecturer in Sociology, Nana Obiri Yeboah, has said mob action is a universal phenomenon and should not be viewed as a reflection of Ghana’s culture as the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr Mensa Otabil, has said.
Dr Otabil, while speaking at a Business Roundtable in Accra on 31 May 2017, noted that the recent lynching of army officer Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi was a reflection of Ghanaian culture.
“The big news in Ghana is what happened recently to the dear soldier who was lynched. But really what happened to him is cultural. It is ...
A woman has been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command after a man she allegedly contracted to murder someone tipped off the police.
The suspect, Joyce Antwi, aged 41, was arrested by police on Saturday, May 27.
According to the police, the suspect contacted the purported assassin to kill her business partner who she owed GHC99,000.
Joyce Antwi received the said amount in October 2015 for the expansion of her business, and promised to pay back her debt by April 2017.
Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, said Joyce Antwi informed the supposed assassin on the 23rd of May, to assassinate her ...
One of the men captured in a video of the lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, has been found dead. The body was found lifeless at Modase, a nearby community in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.
Police found the body in a pool of blood early Thursday. It is not clear what may have caused his death but Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah said, police have begun investigations into this latest development.
The deceased held in his hand polythene which contained an Identity Card bearing the name Francis Bio, aged 46.
Diaso District Commander, ASP Osei Adu Agyemang who confirmed the story to Ohemeng ...
The assemblyman who allegedly organised a mob to lynch Captain Maxwell Mahama has reported himself to the Denkyira Obuasi police, ClassFMonline.com has learnt.
Mr William Baah is believed to have ordered youth of the area to lynch the soldier who he suspected to be an armed robber after a group of residents from whom Capt Mahama asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.
Mr Baah had been on the run since the incident on Monday, 29 May but reported himself to the police on Wednesday 31 May and has since been transferred to Cape Coast ...
The Minority in Parliament has charged president Akufo-Addo to end what they described as the increasing culture of “impunity and lawlessness” being witnessed in Ghana.
This comes after an army officer, Capt. Maxwell Mahama was ghastly lynched and burnt to death by residents of Denkyira Boase in the Central region.
Capt. Mahama died in the dastardly act after he was mistaken to be an armed robber. He was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties in Denkyira Boase.
Commiserating with the family of the fallen soldier the Minority in a statement Tuesday ...
The Minister of State responsible for Public Procurement, Ms Adwoa Sarfo, has directed that all queries emanating from government contracts should be referred to her office for legal advice.
This, the minister said, would prevent any “unnecessary” legal battle between government and contractors that could culminate in “needless and avoidable” payment of judgement debts.A statement signed and issued by the Minister last Monday observed with grave concern the recent media publications regarding the abrogation of government contracts by some MMDA’s and MDAs.
The statement said although the minister had no doubt about the competence of heads of institutions to make a judgement ...
Former Deputy Youth and Sports Minister is urging the Ghana Police Service to invite lawyer and leading member of the New Patriotic Party, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko for questioning in connection with the murder of late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.
According to Joseph Yammin, Otchere-Darko was quick to tamper with evidence when he decided to climb a ladder allegedly used by the late MP’s assailants at the residence.
Yammin was speaking to host of Abusua Nkommo in the wake of a decision by the Attorney General’s Department to file a process to discontinue the trial.
The two men standing trial for allegedly ...
Four out of the five prime suspects arrested in connection with the lynching of a Captain of the Ghana Army have been sent to the Central Regional Police Headquarters in Cape Coast.
The fifth suspect who sustained bullet wounds during a struggle with the lynched Captain Maxwell Mahama is also at the hospital.
They were exposed to the media by the police at the Regional Headquarters of the Police in Cape Coast as part of the investigations.
Four out of the five prime suspects arrested in connection with the lynching of a Captain of the Ghana Army have been sent to the Central ...
First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo has disclosed her husband will find it difficult to fulfill his campaign promises if he does not finish ‘clearing the mess’ of the previous government of ohn Dramani Mahama.
Speaking to a gathering of Ashanti Regional Queen mother’s Association, the First Lady said President Akufo Addo’s government is committed to creating enabling environment for job creation as part of efforts to reduce unemployment rate in the country.
According to first lady, ‘’Nana Addo has competent Ministers to help him fulfill his campaign promises but they have to fix a lot of problems caused by the John Mahama-led ...
The Ghana Armed Forces has deployed a high powered fact-finding team, led by the Chief of Army Staff to Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region as part of investigations following the lynching of a Captain in charge of the area by locals.
Capt M.A Mahama of the 5 Battalion of Infantry was said to have been lynched while he went for early morning jogging on Monday.The circumstances under which he was killed is yet to be verified but reports said he was allegedly stoned and burnt by the locals who mistook him for an armed robber.He was wearing mufti and had a ...
“I will kill you, you understand? Give me your hand, now!” says Officer Jon Dunham of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department after a high-speed foot chase on March 26, 2016; he was investigating a theft. He was heard in the body cam video threatening James Yarborough after he ran from a car during a traffic stop. Police chased the North Carolina man, wrestled him to the ground and were seen repeatedly punching, elbowing and hitting him in the head, back and neck. A Taser was used on the man before Dunham drew the gun on him.
“The only thing I did wrong that ...
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has served notice it will confiscate the properties of Ibrahim Mahama – a brother of former President John Mahama – in two weeks if he fails to settle a Gh¢ 10,409, 492.86 million debt.
Mr. Mahama has been given a two-week ultimatum to defray the debt or risk having his goods confiscated and auctioned for the State to recover the amount. He is to make the payment by Monday, May 8, 2017.
He has been a guest of anti-graft agency the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) since last week for purportedly issuing in 2015, 44 post-dated ...
Madam Ewurama Aggrey, mother of multiple award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, has dispelled rumours that her son will be walking down the aisle soon.
The rapper’s mother noted that while Sarkodie will definitely marry, he has not communicated any such intentions to her yet.
It was reported recently that Sarkodie, after dating his girlfriend, Tracy, for over 10 years and having a daughter (Titi) with her, has finally set a date for the wedding.
Sarkodie and his girlfriend welcomed Adalyn Owusu Addo fondly called Titi on March 28, 2016.
According to the reports, the rapper and Tracy would be walking down the aisle on June 17.
Total Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) to Ghana dropped by 300 million dollars in 2016.
This is according to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).
The figure declined from the 2.7 billion dollars recorded in 2015 to 2.4 billion dollars in 2016.
Meanwhile, total registered projects for the period increased by ten; from 170 to 180.
The CEO of the GIPC, Mr. Yoofi Grant disclosed this at a media briefing in Accra on Friday.
“In 2016, the total number of registered projects by the GIPC was 180 with the project size amounting to 2.4 billion dollars there were 170 projects raising 2.7 billion dollars in FDI,”