“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans. On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.
June 21, 2021 17:48 UTC
Speaking to Joy Business, Mr Atuahene said such a step is necessary to rain transparency in the banking industry. “What Bank of Ghana has done seriously is to improve transparency, a high disclosure in the industry. The banking consult added that the BoG directive creates a level of awareness among customers. Dr Atuahene further called on the central bank to come up with other regulations that will make information in the banking sector more transparent. The BoG has directed banks, SDIs to abolish unfair fees, charges, others.
June 21, 2021 17:03 UTC
In the view of Mr Tsikata, the CJ's opinions were subsequently endorsed by the other justices of the apex court. In this last petition, I think as we all saw virtually in all the decisions, the Chief Justice will write an opinion and everybody was on board”, he said. According to Mr Tsikata, his faulting of the court in its ruling is positioned in the importance of the law and in fidelity to the constitution. Mr Mahama in his suit asked the court to declare the result announced by the EC as null and void citing irregularities on the part of the elections body. The court after the full trial unanimously dismissed the petition and described it as not having merit.
June 21, 2021 16:30 UTC
Business News of Monday, 21 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana's vision for industrialisation is on course and yielding very positive results. To this end, all stakeholders must diligently deliver on their roles, duties and responsibilities to ensure the full objective of the government’s industrialisation vision is manifested. A Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Herbert Krapa, made this known when he took his turn to be vetted by Parliament’s Appointment Committee on Tuesday. The Agenda includes National Industrial Revitalisation Programme, One District One Factory (1D1F), Strategic Anchor Industries, Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones and Development of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs). The rest are Export Development Programme, Enhancing Domestic Retail Infrastructure, Business Regulatory Reforms, Industrial sub-contracting exchange and Improving Public-Private sector Dialogue.
June 21, 2021 16:30 UTC
Out of the 11,288 children sampled, 48% of the respondents want poverty to be eradicated. The children who partook in the life experience survey report want powers invested in politician limited. In the report, politicians intervening for perpetrators in child abuse cases, favouritism in scholarship, disbursement in the processes of assessing scholarships, among others are some examples of corruption-related cases in the country. These are some of the concerns raised by the children; adding that, they fear getting jobs in the next 2 decades. The survey, according to the Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah was conducted from June 20, 2020, to April 16, 2021.
June 21, 2021 16:24 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Monday, 21 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• 13 suspected criminals are in police custody after a joint police and military swoop• The exercise was carried out at Walewale and Wulugu in the North East region• The suspects will be arraigned before court after investigations are conductedA total of 13 suspected criminals including a notorious drug dealer have been arrested in joint police and military swoop at Walewale and Wulugu in the North East region. According to a Daily Guide report, the notorious drug dealer, identified as Yakubu Saibu was arrested by the security personnel at his residence at Moshie Fongni in Walewale. DSP Comos Awe furthered that the suspect confirmed the substance as Indian hemp and also said he was a drug dealer. He noted that his team will continue smoking out criminals from their hiding place until the issue of criminal activities is solved. The suspects will be arraigned before court after investigations are conducted.
June 21, 2021 16:07 UTC
These comments were contained in a speech read on his behalf by the Technical Director of the Ghana Police Service, COP Samuel Monney, during Wilmar Africa’s Fathers’ Day Awards Night and Dinner. The IGP used the occasion to advise fathers not to shirk their roles in the lives of their children, reports citinewsroom.com. It is therefore not surprising that the attention given to Father’s Day is not as much as that of Mother’s Day. It is about time our Fathers become responsible, this way, a number of societal problems will be solved,” he added. Also, the IGP, through COP Samuel Monney, gave assurances of the Ghana Police Service to deal with the country’s persistent robbery cases.
June 21, 2021 13:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 21 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThere is a lot of dissatisfaction with the management of the country called Ghana, a lot of demonstrations have been planned but only a few have been successful in the past three years. Our guest for this week is a successful protester, serial activist and detainee and leader of a group that describes itself as a radical Nkrumahist movement working for economic democracy in Ghana. Ernesto Yeboah is the Commander in Chief of the Economic Fighters League (EFL) and he sits with host of The Lowdown, Nii Akwei Ismail Akwei, to speak about all his experiences organizing a successful protest, nationalism and what the future looks like for activism. Watch this week's episode of The Lowdown here, streaming Live on GhanaWeb TV:
June 21, 2021 13:18 UTC
On the back of that, a non-for-profit group known as the Peace Watch Ghana, expressed great worry about what it said was insecurity in the country. According to its Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Diana Nyankopah Daniels, she said there was the need to put in measures to stabilize the peace in the country. A peaceful country she noted is one where the police service discharges their duties in a competent and decent manner. Ghana came 4th after Botswana and Malawi and Mauritius respectively as the most peaceful country in Africa in the latest Global Peace Index. If we have peace in Ghana, we would not be witnessing an increase in criminal activities.
June 21, 2021 13:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 16 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Africa Education Watch wants government to break WAEC's monopoly• It believes the monolopy has bred exam malpractices• Africa Education Watch has therefore called on government to introduce independent international exams bodiesEducation Think Tank, Africa Education Watch, has called on government to take steps to break the monopoly enjoyed by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to improve standards. WAEC enjoys monopoly in assessing students and conducting examinations in Ghana. African Education Watch's research was made on the back of the malpractices witnessed in the 2020 West African Secondary Schools Examination. “The Education Ministry must set up a regulator of assessment to regulate WAEC and other assessment bodies before their activities become ungovernable. We need to break the WAEC monopoly.
June 16, 2021 19:07 UTC
We have nine major ethnic groups in Ghana. For each major ethnic group, we have sub-major ethnic groups, and the main reason for the categorization is just for our operations. It is just to help people identify with the major ethnic groups,” he said. Earlier this week, the African Centre for Fulani Affairs and Security, and the National Council of Fulani chiefs registered their displeasure at a deliberate attempt to sideline them in the upcoming population and housing census. According to them, the Fulani ethnic group has been captured under the ‘All other tribes’ category on the questionnaire to be used for the exercise which will commence on June 27, 2021.
June 16, 2021 19:07 UTC
This development has made the Minority in Parliament call for the abrogation of the contract as well as the dismissal of the Minister. “Basic economics will tell you that in terms of scarcity the market is the suppliers’ market. I am surprised… we all learnt these things at O-level so why should I be a subject of ridicule?” he asked. The newspaper alleges that Ghana is buying the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine produced in Russia for $19 per dose from businessmen instead of $10. According to the report published on www.vg.no, government signed the purchase contract for 3.4 million doses of the vaccine.
June 16, 2021 17:37 UTC
“I don’t have anything to say, I’ve lost something dear and that is the only thing I can say. “If my wife were to be alive, she would ask me to forgive them so I forgive them. I forgive all of them but they should repent,” an emotional Mr Appau said. Mother of the deceased, Nana Kesewaa speaking to GhanaWeb also exclaimed how she will miss her daughter who has left behind three children. She makes sure I do not go hungry and so I will miss her whenever I go hungry,” she said.
June 16, 2021 17:15 UTC
They are therefore calling on authorities to immediately come to their aid, so as to alleviate the suffering of the people. According to the residents, the lack of toilet facilities in the area compels them to attend to nature’s call in the bushes, black polythene bags and other open places. They also complained about other headaches such as the lack of health centers and bad roads. “We lack roads, health centers and people defecate about anyhow due to lack of toilet facilities. These are causing other problems for the community”, a residents lamented.
June 16, 2021 17:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 16 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• There's been a shortage of Coronavirus vaccines on the global market• As a result, government resorted to the use of middlemen to procure jabs• The Health Minister has said government will continue to engage middlemen to procure the coronavirus vaccinesHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has noted that government will keep engaging middlemen to procure Coronavirus vaccines for Ghanaians. He reiterated that attempts to procure the vaccines directly from the Russian government proved futile hence government's decision to buy from middlemen at $19 per dose. Addressing a press conference in Accra Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the minister said: “We had to write to the Foreign Minister of Russia, we wrote to the Health Minister of Russia, we wrote to the Trade Minister of Russia, trying to see how best they can facilitate us to do bilateral engagements so we could buy Sputnik from the source. Sputnik V saga: We’ll continue to engage middlemen – Health Minister• There's been a shortage of Coronavirus vaccines on the global market• As a result, government resorted to the use of middlemen to procure jabs• The Health Minister has said government will continue to engage middlemen to procure the coronavirus vaccinesHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has noted that government will keep engaging middlemen to procure Coronavirus vaccines for Ghanaians. He reiterated that attempts to procure the vaccines directly from the Russian government proved futile hence government's decision to buy from middlemen at $19 per dose.
June 16, 2021 16:41 UTC