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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Teshie-Lascala residents lament ‘dusty’ 2-year-old road project [Audio]

Residents along the Teshie-Lascala road in Accra have expressed displeasure about the deplorable state of the road and the health hazards they are exposed to as a result. The construction of the road has stalled since the 2016 elections because the government has failed to pay the contractor working on the project. The 7.5 kilometer stretch, which connects Spintex Road ...

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Amidu must deal with leakages in gov’t expenditure – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa has urged the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, to turn up the heat on the Office of Government Machinery and assess the expenses incurred by the agencies under the office in recent years. “…If we are looking at the office of the government machinery for instance in the last 12 years, you would ...

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Zimbabweans mourn Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) gathered. Tsvangirai died in hospital in South Africa on 15 February ...

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Black Maidens qualify for World Cup after 19-0 aggregate win over Djibouti

Ghana’s Black Maidens booked their place at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after an emphatic 19-0 aggregate win over Djibouti. The Maidens beat Djibouti 10-0 in the return leg on Sunday at the Cape Coast stadium to complete the rout. The Maidens opened the scoring in the 6th minute through Jacqueline Owusu and doubled their tally 4 minutes later ...

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Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Nearly 500 Boko Haram suspects have been released by a Nigerian court citing a lack of evidence, with some detainees held for years without charge. The 475 suspects will be returned to their home states for “proper rehabilitation” before being sent back to their families, a justice ministry statement said on Sunday. Those detained were arrested on suspicion they belonged ...

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Ghanaian who invented ‘water bicycle’ gets University scholarship 

The Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region has awarded a full scholarship to Mr Frank Darko, a student of the University, who invented a bicycle that is ridden on water. The University announced the decision on its website. A BBC video of the young Ghanaian inventor in January 2018, went viral on social media. Darko said he invented the ...

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Deputy Minister kneels, ‘begs’ for 100% support for Ahafo Region

Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Asunafo North, Evans Opoku Bobie, was on his knees at the public hearing for the proposed Ahafo Region in an appeal for the support of chiefs and people in the area for the creation of the region at the referendum. He called on the Commission of Enquiry overseeing the creation of ...

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Find lasting solution to DR Congo’s crisis – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the African Union (AU) to urgently find a lasting solution to the perennial conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He said the depressing news of the continuing and deepening crisis in the DRC, leading to the massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, was “a test of the ...

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Alex Sandro goal wins Turin derby for Juve

Juventus moved two points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby. Massimiliano Allegri’s team provided the perfect response after a run of 10 consecutive victories had been ended in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday. Federico Bernardeschi laid on the decisive goal for ...

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Ebony to be buried on March 17

The family of dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns has set March 17, 2018 as the date for the burial of the late starlet. The announcement was made by the family today [Sunday], February 18, 2018 during the ceremony to mark one week since the singer’s death in a car crash. “According to the family, they’ve already set 17th March, 2018 as ...

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