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We’ll save $60m yearly from renegotiated Karpower deal – Dep. Minister

Though the exact savings from the renegotiation of the Karpower deal from 10 to 20 years are yet to emerge, Ghana will be saving at least $60 million per year, according to a deputy Minister for Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo. These savings will come from the utilization of gas from the Sankofa fields. Mr. Aidoo justified the Akufo-Addo’s administration’s extension of ...

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Media Foundation condemns police assault on journalist; demands probe

The Media Foundation for West Africa, has in a statement condemned in the strongest terms the brutal attack on Latif Iddris, a reporter from Joy News, one of the platforms of the Multimedia Group based in Accra. Latif Iddris had gone to cover protests at the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on March 27, 2018, where a ...

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5 sailors held hostage by Nigerian pirates; Ghana Navy rescue vessel

Five persons on board a Ghanaian fishing vessel which was reported missing on Monday in an alleged hijack by pirates, have been taken hostage, but the abandoned vessel has been rescued by the Ghana Navy. The five, including three Koreans, one Ghanaian and a Greek national, are believed to have been taken hostage by some alleged Nigerian hijackers, who attempted ...

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Mahama visits, poses for pictures with ‘arrested’ Anyidoho

Embattled Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, appeared to be in high spirits when former President, John Mahama visited him at the Bureau of National Investigation’s headquarters. This was a day after Mr. Anyidoho was detained for making treasonable comments. Mr. Mahama was pictured with Anyidoho, along with Julius Debrah, who served as his ...

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Amidu objects to Ayine’s application to file new statement

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has objected to an application by Bolga East MP, Dr. Dominic Ayine, to file a supplementary statement to the original case challenging the former’s eligibility to occupy the office of the Special Prosecutor on the basis of old age. In a fresh application to the Supreme Court dated March 23, 2018, Dr. Ayine filed an ...

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Don’t create problems for yourselves – EOCO warns UT Bank directors

As at Wednesday morning, former directors of the defunct UT Bank were yet to appear before the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), despite a public summons. Speaking to Citi News’ Umaru Sanda Amadu, the Executive Director of EOCO, K. K. Amoah, said the directors in question had until 5:00pm today to report. Without providing details, he said his team would ...

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Mahama condemns Police ‘brutality’ on Anyidoho sympathizers

Former President John Mahama has condemned the Police for what he describes as their ‘high-handed’ responses to “innocent” Ghanaians who massed up at the Police Headquarters on Tuesday night in solidarity with arrested NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho. In a Facebook post, the former President chided the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Akufo-Addo for the manner in ...

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NIA gets vehicles, other logistics for National ID card registration

Government has handed over a fleet of vehicles and other essential logistics to the National Identification Authority (NIA) to facilitate the nationwide issuance of a national ID card, known as the Ghana Card by the Authority. Parliament last week approved amendments to the legislation governing the activities of the NIA and the contract for the issuance of the ID Card ...

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Ghanaian fishing vessel allegedly hijacked by pirates

A Ghanaian fishing vessel is reported to have been hijacked by some unknown persons believed to be pirates. The Deputy Director of Environment and Safety Standards at the Ghana Maritime Authority, Captain Inusah Abdul-Nasir, who confirmed this on Eyewitness News said the incident was reported to the Ghana Navy around 6:00pm on Monday. “This incident was reported at about 6:00pm on Monday.We ...

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Anyidoho’s ‘arrest’ over coup comment ‘needless’ – Sylvester Mensah

Sylvester Mensah is a member of the NDC

A member of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sylvester Mensah, has condemned the Criminal Investigations Department’s (CID) invitation of the party’s Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho. Anyidoho was invited by the CID after making comments deemed treasonable. Mr. Anyidoho in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM had indicated that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown just like his father and the late ...

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