CPP lawyer: Call for removal of Capital frivolous

A lawyer and leading member of the Convention People’s Party has rubbished calls for the relocation of the capital due to the recent chieftaincy crisis in the Ga State.

Mr Bright Akwetey described the calls as “frivolous, shallow and premature”.

A pressure group, the Progressive Nationalist Forum (PNF) made the call on Monday.

NYEP registers Tema youth for skills training

 The Youth Enterprises and Skills Development Centre of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has undertaken a two-day registration exercise of the youth in Tema Metropolis.

The exercise which began on Thursday, June 16 at the forecourt of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly targeted the youth in the three constituencies within the Metropolis, namely, Tema East, Tema West and Kpone Katamanso.

Explaining the massive turn out for the exercise, Mr Henry Ham,

Okada business still thriving

By Naa Betty Mingle
The use of the motorcycle for commercial purposes, normally referred to as 'Okada' business, is seriously thriving on the streets of Accra, especially, in the central business district.

Not only are they causing inconveniences for motorists, but have eventually taken over some pavements meant for pedestrians.

The 'Okada' riders park their motorbikes on the pavements compelling pedestrians to walk on the edges of the roads.

Ministry renews curfew on Gushedu, Bawku

The Minister of the Interior has renewed the curfew imposed on Gushegu Township and Bawku Municipality and their immediate environs with effect from Monday, June 20, 2011.

The curfew hours for the Gushegu Township are 1200 midnight to 4am and Bawku Municipality from 11pm to 4am hours each day, according to a statement signed by Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, Minister of the Interior.

Ghana and Morocco work to deepen ties

Accra, June 20, GNA - A Moroccan investment team on Monday met their Ghanaian counterparts to explore ways to deepen bilateral trade ties for the mutual benefit of both countries.
The investment team that is on a trade road show to four African countries is seeking partnership in areas of agri-business, information and communication technology, among others.

NDC divert health buses to women organisers

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Coordinator of the All Die Be Die Club, Kwame Baffoe, has alleged that each of the ten regional women organisers of the ruling NDC have been given one mini Yutong bus imported by the NPP government for the health sector.

 According to Kwame Baffoe, as part of measures to improve the health sector, the NPP government arranged for two of the buses for each region, but on arrival, the NDC has rather distributed only one for each region and given one to each of its regional women organisers to use for commercial purposes.

Benyiwa Doe fires Ursula over new anti-Mills song

Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe, has launched a blistering attack at Ursula Owusu, a member of the campaign team of the NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The tongue-lashing was in response to a new anti-Mills song that appears to have been composed by the Madam Ursula Owusu and sang to Ghanaians in London at a gathering where Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a section of Ghanaians as he amasses support.

Veep’s Office apologizes for mixing-up figures

The Office of the Vice President has in statement clarified that the USAID commitment to the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) amounts to $60 million and will focus on the development of commercial agriculture in the SADA regions.
A statement signed by John Abdulai Jinapor explained that the USAID and World Bank confirmed a total of $100million in commitments to financing agricultural expansion during a meeting with Vice President John Mahama. $40million of the amount will be dedicated to the Accra Plains Irrigation Project.

Government says it has drawn lessons from the NPP's abysmal record on how the NPP failed to implement over 77% of its manifesto promises it presented in the 2000 elections.

Accra, June 21 ,GNA- Government says it has drawn lessons from the NPP's abysmal record on how the NPP failed to implement over 77% of its manifesto promises it presented in the 2000 elections.

Samia Nkrumah picks CPP chairmanship form

Ms Samia Nkrumah, MP for Jomoro and daughter of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has picked up nomination forms to contest the chairmanship position of the Convention People’s Party.

She was at the party’s headquarters in Accra Monday afternoon accompanied by members of her campaign team.

“We need a drastic change, a reformation, a revitilisation within the CPP to some of our core principles that made our party great and strong.

CHRAJ commissioner felt "frustrated"

The outgoing head of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ms Anna Bossman has, for the first time, commented on the decision by a High Court to quash the Commission’s adverse findings against former Minister of Health, Dr. Richard Anane due to procedural error in the lead up to the investigations of the case.

Ghana makes strides in poverty reduction - Duffuor

 Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, on Monday said Ghana had made significant strides towards reducing poverty over the last two decade from 51.7 per cent in 1992 to 28.5 per cent in 2006.
He said the trend was similar in the case of extreme poverty, and with such a pace, Ghana had been tipped to achieve target 1 (One) of Goal 1 (One) of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of schedule.

Homosexuality is unacceptable - Moderator

 Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on Monday condemned activities of homosexuals in the country.
He said homosexuality spiritually affected perpetuators of the act and should not be encouraged in the society, because the act was unnatural and unacceptable in the sight of Jesus Christ.

NDC Executives Snub Nana Konadu

Former First Lady and an aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential slot, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, was reportedly subjected to some moments of frustration when the party’s regional and constituency executives in the Brong Ahafo region boycotted her Campaign Team’s invitation to a meeting.

Officials of EO Group to be charged - AG

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Martin Amidu has confirmed to Citi News that officials of one of the Jubilee Partners, EO Group will soon be dragged to court.

 Although he declined to state when the officials will be charged, Mr Amidu alleged that the EO Group has committed offenses which the police have been instructed to charge them on.

Trial of 13 students of UG for alleged indecent assault

Accra, June 20, GNA - A Circuit Court in Accra has fixed Thursday, July 14 to hear the case of 13 students of the University of Ghana, Legon who have been accused of sexually abusing a Madina-based petty trader, Amina Haruna at Mensah Sarbah Hall, Annex 91B'. Amina was alleged to have stolen a laptop and a mobile phone. The court fixed the date after all the 13 students appeared before it. Charged officially with four counts of conspiracy, assault by imprisonment, indecent assault and causing harm to Amina, they have pleaded not guilty.

Ghanaian Politicians Are Useless - Kwesi Pratt

Mr. Kwesi Pratt, Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper has tongue-lashed Ghanaian politicians labeling them as being “rotten” and “useless” and always having the penchant of engaging in needless matters that will not profit the electorate.

Gov’t to build compost plants to recycle waste

The Government has announced that it is installing a major compost plant to recycle waste in Accra, with plans to build other plants in other regions.

Do not rely on government for employment – KNUST URO tells students

The University Relations Officer (URO) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has advised students, especially graduates not to rely on the government for employment saying opportunities in this sector continue to dwindle by the day.

Invest in root and tuber crops research – Dr Ennin

A Research Scientist, has acknowledged the crucial role root and tuber crops played in enhancing the livelihood of the people and called for more to be done to increase production.

Dr Stella Ama Ennin, Deputy Director of the Crops Research Institute (CRI), of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), stated that, currently root and tuber crops contribute about 50 per cent of the agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

NDC Women organizer expresses worry over crisis in Presidential Primaries

Agona Nsaba(C/R), June 19, GNA – Mrs Sarah Efuah Armah, Nsaba Ward Women organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed worry over the internal wrangles which had bedeviled presidential primaries campaign.

She said it is not politically healthy for supporters of Professor J.E.A Mills and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to be insulting themselves.

Volta Region makes strides in revamping cocoa sector

Nyagbo-Sroe (V/R), June 20, GNA - The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides.

About 202,000 hybrid seedlings out of an annual target of 420,000 seedlings have been planted in the Region compared to 96,000 planted in 2009 and 305,000 in 2010.

Mr William Mintah Wiafe, Regional Manager of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Viral Disease (CSSVD) Control Unit of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCBOD) made this known at farmers' rallies at Nyagbo-Sroe in the Hohoe Municipality and Poase Cement in the Kadjebi District.

Monitoring Team of GRA uncovers irregularities in tax collection

Accra, June 20, GNA - The Anti-Revenue Leakages Monitoring Team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has unveiled a booming industry that is collecting revenue on behalf of the state and diverting the proceeds.

 Mr Thomas Mills, Leader of the Team told the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend that some entrepreneurs have not registered with the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the GRA formerly known as the Valued Added Tax (VAT) Secretariat but collect the revenue and issue out computer generated invoices to unsuspecting clients.

UDS Medical School cries for housing facilities, clinic

Students of the University for Development Studies School of Medical and Health Sciences at the Central campus in Tamale, have appealed to government to as a matter of urgency address their accommodation problems.
The students say they can no longer endure the financial suffering inflicted on them by Landlords in the surrounding communities who continuously increase their rent charges, hence the need for government to construct decent accommodation facilities to assuage their predicament.

FDB warns public about fake Artesunate drugs

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public about the sale of counterfeit Artesunate tablets on the market.
A statement issued by Dr Stephen Opuni, Chief Executive of the FDB at the weekend said laboratory analyses conducted on the product revealed that it contained no active ingredient (Artesunate) therefore compromising its quality, safety and efficacy.

Ketu South: Fifi Kwetey for Parliament?

Strong undercurrents blowing within the Ketu South constituency wing of the ruling National Democratic Congress could see Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Fifi Kwetey enter parliament at the expense of incumbent, Albert Zigah.
Zigah is in his second term in parliament as representative of the constituents who have in the past voted so massively for the NDC even in the party’s stronghold Volta Region, otherwise called its ‘World Bank.’

“Judicial Corruption” Allegations

GBA Backs
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Government is consoled by appreciation from rural folks

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has said that government is consoled by the appreciation and commendations it receives from the rural communities on its performance, contrary to what urban dwellers say.

He was addressing a fund raising durbar of the Chiefs and people of the Have traditional area on Saturday, towards a GH¢100,000 multipurpose Agadevi Community Centre project.

The durbar formed part of this year’s Agadevi festival, under the theme, “The development of Have, our shared responsibility”.

Disclaimer: Owusu Bempah is not a member of NDC UK & Ireland Chapter

It has been brought to the notice of NDC UK/Ireland Chapter through a number of media publications and radio presentations that a ERNEST KOFI OWUSU BEMPAH BONSU claims that he is a member of the UK and Ireland Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He also claims to have donated campaign T-shirts and had led a team of investors to contribute $40,000 towards the NDC 2008 General Elections campaigns.

The NDC UK & Ireland Chapter would like to state categorically that:

Source: The Herald/Sedi Bansah

The Herald’s ongoing investigations, at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), reveal massive fraud, mismanagement and a dubious scheme to incapacitate it (DVLA) and deliver its operations, which generate millions of cedis for the government in to the hands of some few private people.
It has discovered that the Road Transport Ministry under the ministerial direction of Dr. Richard Anane, during the past government headed by ex-President J.A. Kufuor, procured faulty equipment, estimated to be running into $1 million, for the DVLA.