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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

KATH calls for consistent blood donations from public

Head of Blood Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital [KATH], has called on the general public to adopt a constant attitude towards donating blood to continuously stock Blood Banks across the country. Dr. Shirley Owusu Ofori made the call at the 8th edition of a blood donation exercise organized by MTN-Ghana as part activities to mark this year’s ...

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PAC scolds MMDAs in Northern Ghana over financial mismanagement

What appears to be the blatant flouting of the country’s financial regulations by managers of various state institutions has incurred the wrath of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament. Members of the PAC raised serious concerns about the continuous mismanagement of resources disbursed to state institutions particularly the Regional Coordinating Councils, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies. The PAC, which ...

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Security at Parliament: Blueprint to a national disaster [Article]

From where I stand, it will take a lot of guts but very little effort by a genius degenerate, even a dumb one, to wipe out our entire beloved country (That might be an exaggeration but yeah, a lot of people could die.)  Why? Because over here, words are currency. Currency that grants just anyone access to certain domains they under ...

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Retirement at 60 too early, increase to 70 – Prof. Asare

A constitutional Lawyer and Law Lecturer, Professor Kwaku Asare, is advocating for a uniform retirement age of 70. His proposal follows the lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor because of his age. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Prof. Asare observed that the constitution provided for “too many retirement ages” depending on the job one does in ...

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Muntaka ‘contradicts’ Ayariga on passing Amidu before vetting

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said Minority legislators on the Appointments Committee only resolved to be fair to Martin Amidu before his vetting for the Special Prosecutor position. This is contrary to suggestions from the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who said the Minority reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Mr. Ayariga had said ...

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Florida shooting: Casualties reported as suspect arrested

Police in Parkland, Florida, have arrested a suspect after responding to a major shooting incident at a local high school. More than an hour after the shooting began, the Broward Sherriff’s Office said the “shooter is now in custody.” But it warned that the scene at Stoneman Douglas High School “is still active”. School superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters: “there ...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65, party leaders have confirmed. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. Mr Tsvangirai’s career was marked by a long political struggle against former President Robert Mugabe. He had ...

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Ablakwa forgives as Martin Amidu ‘mellows’

North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has settled a disagreement between him and the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu. Mr. Ablakwa told Citi News that he had accepted what he believed to be contrite words from Mr. Amidu during his vetting on Tuesday. He however maintained that Mr. Amidu “used very unprintable language on my person” and he should ...

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Intl. Baccalaureate to host African Education Festival in Accra on Feb. 16

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the International Baccalaureate (IB), a leader in international education, will host its inaugural African Education Festival in Accra, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Ghana from 8:00am to 6:00pm under the theme of Leading and Learning in the 21st Century. Eminent education experts, including policymakers, principals and administrators from across Africa will gather to share and ...

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Buhari to grace Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from President Nana Akufo-Addo to be a special guest at Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this when Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, presented his letter of credence to the Nigerian leader in Abuja. “I will be in Ghana for your independence day celebration ...

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