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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

GPHA boss lied; no deal reached for demolition – Ave Maria Resort

The Proprietress of the Ave Maria Resort, Theresa Ntim, has rubbished claims made by the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHPA), Paul Asare Ansah, to the effect that a compensation package had been agreed between them and the managers of the Resort ahead of the planned demolition of the facility. Mr. Asare Ansah had earlier said the Ave ...

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Mutawakilu demands answers on NDC’s solar rooftop project

The Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, has asked the government to clarify if it has abandoned the Mahama government’s solar rooftop project for small businesses. John Mahama’s then National Democratic Congress government had targetted the setting up of 200,000 rooftop solar projects for small businesses and residential users. The status of the project is unclear, and the NDC MP, ...

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Mutawakilu slams Nana Addo over tariff reduction announcement

The Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, has accused the government of usurping the powers of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission [PURC], by announcing a 14 percent average reduction in electricity tariffs for non-residential users in the country. The announment was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo, but Mr. Mutawakilu contends that “announcing the reduction when PURC hasn’t even done the major tariff review is taking over ...

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3 dead in Yutong Bus crash on Accra-Kumasi Highway

Three persons died on the spot when a Yutong bus on which they were travelling from Kumasi to Accra, crashed into a Man diesel trailer truck at Asuboi near Suhum on the Accra Kumasi Highway. The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to Citi News indicated that, the other injured passengers are currently ...

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Ave Maria Resort to be demolished January ending – GPHA Boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, Paul Asare Ansah, says Ave Maria Resort in Tema will be pulled down by the end of January 2018 as part of the $1.5 billion Tema Port Expansion Project. According to him, the owner of the Resort, Theresa Ntim, is aware that the $10 million facility will be pulled down. “We have written ...

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3 arrested with explosives at Odorkor

The Odorkor Divisional Police Command in the Greater Accra Region, has arrested three persons after intercepting some explosives following a tip-off. At least, seven grenades were retrieved by the police during the arrest, according to some pictures sighted by Citi News. “The Police is investigating the matter in collaboration with the relevant agencies, and therefore assures the public to remain calm. ...

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Kumasi: Driver, mate arrested for trafficking ‘wee’

The Kumasi Central Police Command, on Thursday, January 11, intercepted a bus heading to Niger from Kumasi loaded with substances suspected to be Indian Hemp. The bus was loaded with goods from the Boko Station in Kumasi and was intercepted at Buoho in the Afigya-Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region. Briefing the press on the arrest, ACP Nuhu Jango, the Kumasi ...

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NPP executive hopeful urges party to focus on grassroots welfare

Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to China and a New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Treasurer hopeful, Dr. Charles Dwamena, has urged his party to pay greater attention to the welfare of its members. The Deputy Ambassador, also known as “Dr. China”, said the party can stay in power for long if they build a highly resourceful one that will be able to attend ...

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First SKY Group donates GHc 2m to National Cathedral construction

The Chairman of First SKY Group, owners of First SKY Construction, First SKY Commodities and Volta Serene Hotel, Eric Seddy Kutortse, has called on Ghanaians and private entities to support the building of a national cathedral for the country. President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of a national cathedral in Accra in 2017, which will serve as a national ...

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Uber drivers haven’t been ordered to re-brand as taxis – Transport Ministry

The Ministry of Transport has denied reports it has directed Uber to ensure all its drivers brand their cars like taxis. The General Secretary of the Commercial Taxi Drivers Association of Ghana, Steven Nimo, was reported to have said the decision was reached at a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday. But the Transport Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Gloria Holm-Graves, confirmed to ...

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