General News of Wednesday, 15 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comHelen Ntoso declared winner of 2020 Krachi West parliamentary electionsNPP challenges election of Krachi West MPHigh Court dismisses NPP suit after two yearsThe Hohoe High Court, after almost two years, has dismissed a petition by the New Patriotic Party challenging the election of Helen Adwoa Ntoso as the Member of Parliament for Krachi West. The NPP after the 2020 elections, filed a suit challenging the declaration of the National Democratic Congress candidate as the winner of Krachi West Constituency. In the latest development, however, the Hohoe High Court presided over by Justice Armah Aryeteey has dismissed the petition in its entirety. “One of the NDC Parliamentary seats that was contested after the 2020 election was the Krachi West Constituency. We have been battling the election petition at the High Court in Hohoe.
June 16, 2022 01:45 UTC
In the capital of Accra, it has become characteristic that many areas get flooded after hours, sometimes minutes of heavy rainfall. After a cloudy morning with dark clouds taking over, the rains descended and with it came the floods. Social media as usual has been flooded with various videos taken by citizens to portray the situation in their neighbourhoods and residences. Whilst some buildings are half submerged, some major roads have been taken over and shops and markets have not been spared. Some hospitals have even been reportedly flooded after the heavy rains.
June 16, 2022 00:55 UTC
“Please be informed that the information requested is readily available by another public institution, Metro TV, who requested for same on the 8th of June 2022 and have since put it into the public domain. TWI NEWSBackgroundThe Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of Asogli Traditional Area, Togbe Afede XIV, recently directed his bankers to refund over GHC300,000.00 paid to him as ex-gratia, to the State. According to Togbe Afede, the payment is unmerited as the work of Council of State members is part-time and not full-time. He further stated that Togbe Afede while living in Accra over the period took travelling allowance on the basis that he was travelling from the Volta Region to attend the council’s meetings. His claims however have been disputed by Togbe Afede XIV who tagged them as falsehood.
June 15, 2022 18:59 UTC
Consumers of petroleum products must brace themselves for another increase in fuel prices from Thursday, June 16, 2022. Data from the Bulk Oil Distribution Companies as reported by JoyBusiness suggests that the price of a litre of diesel is expected to go up by 11.14%, while petrol will go up 13%. Petrol prices are projected to go up by GH¢1.24/Litre which is an 11.41% increase and that of Diesel by GH¢1.43 /Litre also a 12.93% increase. Petrol at various fuel pumps is currently selling at about GH¢10.10 per litre, whereas diesel is going for GH¢12.20. This is due to the increasing cost of refinery despite a slight reduction in crude oil prices on the international market.
June 15, 2022 13:28 UTC
Pastor Mensa Otabil’s photograph has been taken off the 13-member Board of Trustees. This implies that the preacher is no longer a member of the Board of Trustees. The 5,000-seater National Cathedral remains one of the top priorities of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's government. The president noted that the construction of the National Cathedral is pivotal to the development of Ghana. Find below a screenshot of the updated list of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees.
June 15, 2022 10:04 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 14 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Black Stars of Ghana finished the 2022 Kirin Cup as bronze winners after beating Chile on penalties in the third-place game. Ghana ended the game with 9-men as Alidu Seidu and midfielder Mubarak Wakaso were sent off in the second half, giving the Chileans the numerical advantage in the game. However, the Black Stars held on and ended the game goalless to take it to penalties. Ghana won the penalty shootouts convincingly to the surprise of many Ghanaians as the first three players who took the kick scored for Ghana. Goalkeeper Manaf Nurudeen became the hero of the day after saving two penalties to help the Black Stars defeat the La Roja of Chile 3-1.
June 14, 2022 23:52 UTC
Ibrahim Mahama meets Ibrahim MahamaIbrahim Mahama, the artist, calls for more support for the arts industryRedclay Tamale gets new installationGhanaian businessman and founder of Engineers and Planners, the largest indigenous-owned mining company in West Africa, Ibrahim Mahama, has sent an unusual gift to his namesake, Ibrahim Mahama, the artist. In a post made on his Twitter handle, the artist and philanthropist Ibrahim Mahama shared the good news of how the businessman had sent him a rare gift of a jet engine. Ibrahim Mahama, the artist, further indicated that beyond the jet engine, Ibrahim Mahama, the businessman, was also generous enough to give him other parts of the jet to be installed at his art installation at Tamale. The international artist also indicated that the generosity of Ibrahim Mahama is the kind of thing that is needed to support such artistic works by Africans. Special thanks to our big brother @MrMahama_ENP for the gift of this Jet Engine and other objects to Redclay Tamale.
June 14, 2022 18:14 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 14 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe founder and leader of Prophetic Hill Chapel, Prophet Nigel Gaisie has been captured on camera in a fracas with a woman said to be his landlady. According to the host of the Seat Show on Net 2 TV, Kwaku Annan, the prophet and his landlady engaged in a heated confrontation over a refuse dump. Prophet Nigel Gaisie was spotted in a white shirt and black trousers. Nigel Gaisie! Narrating further, Kwaku Annan said: “When the landlord complained, he got furious and threatened to beat her to death.
June 14, 2022 14:46 UTC
"Adom-Otchere went to the faculty of law; he did not finish law school. When he is on TV, and people call him a lawyer, he is not humble to say sorry; I'm not a lawyer. Paul Adom-Otchere has responded to his critics and those who believe that he failed his law school examination. Some Parliamentarian will say Paul Adom-Otchere is not a lawyer; if I'm not a lawyer, Kwamena Ahwoi too is not a lawyer. "Some people even think I wrote law school entry exams; my time, we were not writing law school entry exams.
June 14, 2022 13:12 UTC
Four Members of Ghana’s Parliament are now in London to commence discussions with the United Kingdom Parliament on issues bordering on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 (Anti-LGBT bill). The delegation of Members of Parliament (MPs) who travelled to London are members of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and are being led by the chairman of the committee, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi. The four-member team will commence discussion with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on the anti-gay bill currently before Parliament, Monday, June 13, 2022. This comes after Anyimadu-Antwi indicated that the United Kingdom Parliament has extended an invitation to members of Ghana’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to discuss matters relating to the anti-gay bill currently before it. Four members of the committee including myself and the ranking member will be attending this important meeting.
June 14, 2022 11:52 UTC
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has stated that its investigation into the Marwako restaurant food poisoning incident has been hampered because of the destruction of some of the food items by the restaurant. The FDA, however, indicated that the destruction of the food items only stopped it from determining the root cause of the food poisoning but it was able to determine from the samples it took from the victims that the food they ate was highly contaminated. In a statement, the authority said that the branches of Marwako that were shut down remain closed, adding that it has also sanctioned the restaurant. “The process to establish the root cause of the contamination has been unfortunately hampered by the unapproved and unilateral decision of the management of Marwako to destroy some of the food items whilst the investigation was in progress. The FDA closed down the East Legon branch of the Marwarko Restaurant on Thursday, May 12, following allegations of food poisoning on social media by persons who claim to have eaten there.
June 14, 2022 11:41 UTC
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, has underscored the need for the country to pay critical attention to its spiritual development amidst the seemingly rage over the construction of the National Cathedral project using taxpayers' money. He stated that the country cannot grow and sustain its transformation without a holistic approach which should include focusing on spiritual development as well. The National Cathedral project has in recent weeks come under intense public scrutiny over its funding. North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged that the Akufo-Addo-led administration has so far dolled out over GH₵190 million in funding for the construction of the National Cathedral. His comment came after a recent report that the government has released an amount of GH₵25 million for the project.
June 14, 2022 09:29 UTC
General News of Monday, 13 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comMotorists on the Accra-Tema Motorway are having to deal with heavy vehicular traffic as a result of the actions of a private mining company, PW Mining International. The company is transporting about four of its heavy-duty machines, a GhanaWeb reporter who is also on the road has learnt. Anytime they use this route, there’s heavy traffic from the Tema tollbooth all the way to the Accra roundabout. She added that the machines are moving with police escorts and a dispatch rider but that is not enough to extricate commuters from the thick vehicular traffic. This is so because the drivers of the heavy-duty machines are driving at a slow pace, causing discomfort.
June 13, 2022 15:53 UTC
While there have been open interests shown by a number of people for the various executive positions, the Daily Guide newspaper has reported that a total of 50 people have picked up nomination forms for positions in the party. The report added the forms were either picked for or on behalf of the persons who have expressed interest in various portfolios of the NPP. Take note that the various slots are for the National Chairman, National Vice Chairman, General Secretary, National Treasurer, National Organiser, National Women’s Organiser, National Youth Organiser, and National Nasara Coordinator. “In all, seven people picked nominations to run for the National Chairperson position, while 10 people picked forms for the National Vice Chairperson position, and six picked forms to run for the General Secretary position,” the report said. National Youth OrganiserPrince Kamal Gumah, Salam Mustapha, Abanga Yakubu Fusani, Michael Osei Boateng, and Karikari Kinsman Mensah.
June 13, 2022 13:20 UTC
The report indicates over 20 students have fallen unconscious and have been rushed to a hospital. "Police have allegedly fired live bullets to disperse students of Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi. About 20 of the students have been reportedly rushed to the hospital. The protesting students were said to have been met by the police who fired warning shots to disperse the incident," the report by 3news said. According to them, they only fired warning shots to disperse the said students.
June 13, 2022 13:07 UTC