Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

The Government of Ghana has decided to give back the numerous mission schools scattered across the country to its original owners citing lack of proper supervision, moral decadence and lack of proper supervision as its reasons.

A performance review by the government in the educational sector, especially the basic and high schools, has provoked the State to reconsider giving back the mission schools to its original owners. Read the rest of this entry »

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, is currently facing charges of assault and battery at the Cape Coast High Court.

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, is currently facing charges of assault and battery at the Cape Coast High Court.

The feud between the Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong (Hercules II), and a tipper truck driver, Yaw Owusu, has taken a dramatic turn, with the police jumping to the defense of the political head by dragging the latter to the court to answer charges of careless driving. Read the rest of this entry »

 

From 2nd Left, Ufikile Khumalo, Scaw Metals Group, Dr. Siaw Agyepong, Jospong Group, and Robert Gumede, Guma Group

From 2nd Left, Ufikile Khumalo, Scaw Metals Group, Dr. Siaw Agyepong, Jospong Group, and Robert Gumede, Guma Group

Three African business giants, Jospong Group, Scaw Metals Group and Guma Group, Wednesday, announced investing US$40 million in the Ghanaian economy. The investment is tailored at stimulating growth in the local steel industry to produce metals to service companies in the West African region, especially, those in the mining sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello everyone, find below the 588 page ruling by the Supreme Court in the Election Petition hearing:

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE
IN THE SUPREME COURT
ACCRA – A. D. 2013

ATUGUBA, JSC (PRESIDING)
ANSAH, JSC
ADINYIRA (MRS), JSC
OWUSU (MS), JSC
DOTSE, JSC
ANIN-YEBOAH, JSC
BAFFOE-BONNIE, JSC
GBADEGBE, JSC
AKOTO-BAMFO (MRS), JSC

WRIT No. J1/6/2013

29TH AUGUST, 2013

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION

IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION CHALLENGING THE VALIDITY OF THE ELECTION OF JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA PURSUANT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HELD ON 7TH AND 8TH DECEMBER, 2012.

Article 64 of the Constitution, 1992; Section 5 of the Presidential Election Act, 1992 (PNDCL 285); and Rule 68 and 68A of the
Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules 2012, C.I. 74.

BETWEEN:

1. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO ] 1ST PETITIONER
H/No. 2, Onyaa Crescent, Nima, Accra. ]

2. DR. MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA ] 2ND PETITIONER
H/No. 10, 6th Estate Road, Kanda Estates, Accra. ]

3. JAKE OTANKA OBETSEBI-LAMPTEY ] 3RD PETITIONER
24, 4th, Circular Road, Cantonment, Accra. ]

AND

1. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA ] 1ST RESPONDENT
Castle, Castle Road, Osu, Accra. ]

2. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION ] 2ND RESPONDENT
National Headquarters of the Electoral ]
Commission, 6th Avenue, Ridge, Accra.

3. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC)] 3RD RESPONDENT
National Headquarters, Accra. ] Read the rest of this entry »

Ghana's Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Ghana’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Ghanaians are singing the blues under John Mahama’s Better Ghana agenda. Nationals who twisted their mouths trying to echo the ‘ Ede Bi Keke’ slogan of the then presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) all the way to the polls, are now turning their heads in anger at the tax, tax and tax again policies of the John Dramani Mahama administration. Read the rest of this entry »

rlg borehole proposal stinks – MP

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South said rlg's borehole proposal to Parliament stinks

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South has said local computer assembling plant, rlg’s borehole proposal to Parliament stinks.

The local company under the auspices of its ‘Water for All’ initiative had written to Parliament, inviting each of the 275 legislators to select a site in his or her constituency for a borehole to be drilled at the expense of the company as part of its corporate social responsibility.

But the proposal comes in the midst of the numerous agitations over the tax payer’s money given to rlg Communications Limited by the Government to execute various projects on its behalf.

Dr. Assibey-Yeboah, not content with the proposal believes the move “is intended to compromise MPs.”

According to the MP, it was not the business of rlg Communications Limited, a private entity, to request from Members of the Ghanaian legislature to choose where a project should be cited for them.

To him, the proposal by the ICT company was improper and must be stopped.

“I am in full support of providing boreholes for our people but the one being spearheaded by rlg Communications Limited stinks,” the New Juaben law maker asserted in an a telephone interview.

He added “here is a company which has come under intense pressure for the past several months for misappropriating the tax payer’s money. We’ve seen how the company under its CEO Roland Agambire went about with the SADA, re-afforestation and the Guinea Fowl projects. Parliament has been called upon to scrutinize these projects and here we are with a borehole proposal from same company. This deal when signed on is likely to compromise members.”

Members of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa and Awutu, Kobina Tahir Hammond and Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin had earlier condemned the proposal and called on their colleague MPs to do same.

“I think it’s a strategy to compromise MPs and I, therefore, would not subscribe to that so called borehole drilling by RLG Foundation. I need boreholes in Winneba, but I would look for funding,” Mr. Afenyo-Markin asserted.

Continuing, Dr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that “for good governance, any private person or entity should not have the gut to come to MPs to offer them projects.”

According to him, the best thing rlg Communications could have done was to collaborate with the local Assemblies to undertake the boreholes project, noting “failure to do so make the whole proposal flawed.”

In any case, he argued, it is the business of the Government to provide social amenities, including potable water to the people.

He urged his colleague MPs who hastily signed onto the proposal to “seriously reconsider the offer given them” because “people will judge them one day.”

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has vehemently denied beating David Oberko into a coma over a Senior High School (SHS) girl lover. Read the rest of this entry »