Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Bauxite deal: How Ibrahim Mahama’s trucks were seized [Audio]

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama

Truck and equipment belonging to civil engineering firm, Engineers and Planners (E&P) were impounded by Ashanti Region Minister together with the District Chief Executive of the Atwima Mponua District about a week ago. The company owned by brother of former President John Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama had been engaged by a mining firm, Exton Cubic Group to help in prospecting bauxite ...

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Gambia beats Ghana, two others in jollof rice competition


Gambia has been adjudged the winner in the Jollof Rice Competition organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) as part of activities marking the Jollof Festival at the weekend. The competition, which featured Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria and Senegal, formed part of the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, and Feel Ghana” campaign being championed by the GTA, under the auspices ...

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Jeff Immelt says he’s not pursuing Uber CEO job


Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] choices for a new chief executive officer narrowed further on Sunday when Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric Co, said he was no longer in the running for the top leadership position. Uber’s board of directors has been searching for a new CEO since June, when investors forced out co-founder Travis Kalanick following months of criticism ...

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Guatemala expels head of U.N. anti-graft unit probing president


Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has declared as “persona non grata” the head of an influential U.N. anti-graft unit seeking to investigate his campaign financing and ordered the official to leave the Central American country immediately. Speaking in a video published on his Facebook account on Sunday, the president said Ivan Velasquez, head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala ...

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Father of Philippine Islamist militant leaders dies in government custody


The father of the leaders of the pro-Islamic State Maute group that seized control of a southern Philippine town in May died while in government custody, authorities said on Sunday. Cayamora Maute was taken to a hospital on Sunday afternoon after his blood pressure rose but he died along the way, the Philippines’ prison bureau said. The May 23 occupation ...

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Christian Council calls for further engagements on Free SHS policy

Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary, Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has called on the Government to, as a matter of urgency, engage stakeholders on their roles in the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy to ensure its success. The Council said the implementation of the SHS Policy must be a collective responsibility of all key stakeholders instead of leaving it on ...

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Cease fire now – NDC to disgruntled members


The Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has admonished members of the party to desist from ventingtheir grievances in the media. According to the Elders such actions bring the party’s “good name” into disrepute. A statement signed by Vice Chairman of the NDC’s Council of Elders, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu and sighted by, said the “… ...

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13 lies people tell when having an affair


1. “Everyone is doing it” No! Not everyone is having an affair. There is a huge percentage of faithful lovers you just choose to ignore that percentage to justify your selfish ways. 2. “We’ll use protection” Protection is more than using a condom. Protection is guarding your partner from the pain of your unfaithfulness, guarding what is between your legs ...

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Usher hits back at herpes lawsuit


Usher has asked for a $20 million lawsuit accusing him of giving a woman herpes to be thrown out. The ‘OMG’ singer is being sued for $20 million by an unnamed woman in Georgia, who claims she contracted the sexually-transmitted disease from him in April, and he has now filed a response to her case. In legal documents obtained by ...

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A-Plus’ corruption claims baseless – Deputy Chief of Staff


A Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye has rejected corruption accusations made against him and his other colleague, Abu Jinapor by musician A-Plus. A-Plus while commenting on Facebook on President Akufo-Addo’s achievement so far said some of his officials are very “corrupt.” He in the post also took on Mr. Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor describing them as not only corrupt ...

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