Author Archives: Farida Yusif

RTI Coalition hits the streets over passage of RTI Bill

nana akufo addo

Members of the Right To Information [RTI] coalition, Action Campaign, have asked President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promise of having the RTI Bill passed into law before the current session of Parliament ends. The members took to the principal streets of Accra on Monday morning, distributing flyers to get citizens involved in the advocacy to get the Bill passed. Speaking ...

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MMDCEs, top assembly staff ‘steal’ Ghc60,000 weekly – George Loh

George Loh

A former National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for North Dayi Constituency, George Loh, has alleged that some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in collaboration with top staff members of their assemblies, illegally make close to Ghc60,000 every Friday. According to him, these MMDCEs dip their hands into Assemblies’ internally generated funds with the excuse that they are going ...

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Stakeholders to meet on support for displaced Zabzugu residents

The Zabzugu District Assembly in the Northern Region is expected to hold an emergency meeting today [Monday] following torrential rains which rendered over 2,000 residents homeless. The meeting is to consider plans to provide shelter and relief items to the displaced residents who are currently sleeping in the open. About one hundred and forty-five households in Golanyili, Kugani and Nakpali ...

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E/Region: We will keep new districts clean – Zoomlion


Authorities of Ghana’s largest waste management firm, Zoomlion in the Eastern Region, have pledged their commitment to help keep the newly created districts and municipal assemblies clean and free from filth. In an interview with Citi News after the inauguration of the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly at Koforidua Effiduase, the Eastern Regional coordinator of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Madame Faustina ...

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Illegal mining persists in parts of Western Region

Citi News can confirm that some communities in the Wassa Akropong and Amenfi Districts of the Western Region are still engaged in illegal mining activities along water bodies. This is in spite of a ban placed on all forms of small-scale mining and an intensified government effort to end illegal mining. Citi News’ Western Regional Correspondent, Obrempong Yaw Ampofo, reports that ...

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N/Region: Over 2,000 people displaced by rains

Over 2,000 residents of Zabzugu in the Northern Region have been rendered homeless after torrential rains destroyed their houses. The combination of rain and windstorm destroyed about 152 houses. The rains also ripped off the roofing of four basic schools and three churches in the area. Speaking to Citi News, the  District Chief Executive of Zabzugu Ahmed Abukari Iddrisu, said ...

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Zongo development to focus on infrastructure, sanitation – Boniface

Alhaji-Boniface Abubakar Siddique

The Minister for Inner Cities & Zongo Development, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, has said his ministry is concentrating on four thematic areas that seek to massively improve the livelihoods of Zongo dwellers. The areas his outfit looks at developing includes infrastructure, sanitation, economy and security. According to the Minister, the above-mentioned areas are very important to the developmental agenda his ...

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Ghana records first case of ‘deadly’ XDR Tuberculosis

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana has recorded its first case of  extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Service, the victim of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been confirmed dead. The rare type of TB known as XDR TB does not respond to standard treatment with first-line anti-TB drugs, and can take up to two years ...

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Missing: Mother appeals for help in finding her 11-yr old son

Martin Bobila

Martin Bobila, an eleven year old boy, has been reported missing since 12 March 2018 by his mother. Martin Bobila went missing around 5: 00 pm. His mother is appealing to the public to help find her son who has been missing for since Monday. According to the mother who reported the case to the police, she and her son ...

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Efforts underway to provide potable water for all – Kofi Adda


The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has reiterated government’s commitment to providing potable water to Ghanaians. Speaking at a forum organized by Safe Water Network, the Minister underscored the need for accessible water to all, insisting the necessary mechanisms are being put in place. “Access to basic social service including water supply remains a key prior ...

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