Accra Mayor embarrassing the Presidency – Kyei Baffour


A Local Governance analyst, George Kyei Baffour has said the manhandling of a commercial driver by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, is an insult to the Mayor’s high office. Kyei Baffour also said the Mayor’s actions “constitutes an embarrassment to his appointing authority;” the Presidency. Alfred Vanderpuije has come under intense public criticism on several occasions ...

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IEA salutes stakeholders on Silver Jubilee


THE STORY OF THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (IEA) – REMEMBERING THE PAST, CELEBRATING THE PRESENT, SHAPING THE FUTURE Theme: 25 Years of Advancing Democracy and Economic Development PART ONE Some 25 years ago, The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) opened its doors to pave the way for research and advocacy on pertinent governance and economic issues. Since then, the ...

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Man nabbed for defiling 14-year-old girl  


The Ashanti Regional police command have arrested a suspected armed robber, Kelvin Adjei for allegedly robbing  a resident of Kumasi and also sexually assaulting her daughter. The suspect is alleged to have inserted his fingers into the private part of a 14-year old girl before fleeing with his booty. Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hawa Iddrisu reported that the Deputy ...

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Cash price messages not from Guiness Ghana


Guiness Ghana has refuted claims it is circulating text messages, informing recipients that they have won various sums of money as part of the company’s annual anniversary. A press statement issued by the company described such messages as fraudulent. “The attention of the management of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd (GGBL) has been brought to text messages in circulation purported to ...

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Tamale circuit court remands man for defilement


A Tamale Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody a 28 year old man for allegedly defiling a 12 year old class four pupil. The victim (name withheld) accused Alhassan Dakogu of defiling her at a mini forest near Tamale Polytechnic. Earlier in an interview with Citi News, the traumatized girl said she was rescued by some passersby. Alhassan Dakogu ...

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Volta MMDCEs elated over security measures 

Michael Komla Adjaho, Dean of Volta Region MMDCEs

The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Volta Region have welcomed a decision by the Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso to provide them with additional security. According to them the move will help DCE’s all over the country to perform their duties without fear or favour. The MMDCEs in the Region called on the President to provide them ...

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Gov’t disrespected us – Labour

Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations

Public service workers protesting the poor handling of their tier two pension scheme are angry at government’s decision to release data of all public sector workers to the Pension Trust Alliance. Government submitted the data of various public sector employees to the Pension Trust Alliance to manage their[public service employees] pension funds. The employees are however kicking against the decision. ...

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Volta MMDCEs will be protected – Minister 

Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso has said the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE’s) in the region will be given police protection following the murder of the Nkwanta South District Chief Executive(DCE) officer, Peter Kojo Penyeso. According to the Minister, the action is necessary following circumstances that led to the DCE’s death. The DCE was shot down by ...

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Murdered DCE wasn’t involved in land dispute – Minister

Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Helen Ntosu has refuted claims that the murdered Nkwanta South District Chief Executive (DCE), Peter Kojo Kenyesu was killed because of his involvement in a land dispute. According to the Minister there is no evidence to support such claims. The DCE was gunned down by some unknown assailants at his residence on Monday evening. The Police as part ...

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Volta MMDCEs appeal for security


The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Volta Region are calling on the President to provide them with adequate security in the discharge of their duties. The call follows the murder of the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nkwanta South, Peter Kojo Kenyeso at his residency on Monday evening. The police in the region are currently on the ...

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