Investigative journalist, Manasseh Awuni Azure has projected that some religious entities will withdraw their support for the construction of the National Cathedral if they were asked to contribute monies for it. “Many churches will stop supporting the National Cathedral if they are forced to give part of their income to build it.”The National Cathedral project, according to government, is to construct a pace of worship and serve as a centre for various religious functions. “Authority is hereby granted you to release the sum of 25,000,000.00 (Twenty-Five Million Ghana Cedis) as additional seed money to the National Cathedral Secretariat for the construction of the National “Cathedral for part payment of outstanding claims from RIBADE Limited,” portions of the document shared read. Earlier, President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe lamented the timing of the government’s decision to embark on the construction of a National Cathedral. "The fact that we do not have clear details as to which companies are benefitting and whether they procured the services correctly and all of that, is quite worrying,” he stressed.
June 13, 2022 09:12 UTC
General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu believes the party will not have issues with its electoral albums going forward. You’ll not hear anything about album issues in our party with what we’ve been able to do. Our party is the most digitized party that I’ve ever seen. You have a party that goes into an election and is able to know getting 90% of our results. The comments of the General Secretary come after Musah Superior an aspirant for the General Secretary position alleged that the governing political party does not have a database of its party documents.
June 13, 2022 08:46 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 12 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comTarget 2million arrivals, Nana Addo tells Tourism MinistryTourism industry third largest contributor to GDPRenovated museum expected to attract not less than 120,000 visits annuallyPresident Akufo-Addo has thrown a challenge to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to rake in US$4 billion as revenue and a target of 2million arrivals by 2024. The President stated that tourism, arts, and culture “are effective tools for economic transformation” which Ghana “can benefit from because we possess a significant number of heritage resources.”He gave the charge at the commissioning of the newly renovated national museum at Adabraka in Accra, on Friday, June 10, 2022. “I am throwing a challenge to the Ministry of tourism arts and culture and its implementing agencies to achieve 2 million international arrivals by the year 2024, with the corresponding revenue of some USD$ 4 billion,” President Akufo-Addo said. He further urged the Tourism Ministry to create some 150,000 jobs annually through its activities in line with my government’s objective of providing jobs for the youth. The President further noted that the renovated museum is expected to attract not less than 120,000 visitors annually and create some 15,000 jobs.
June 13, 2022 04:19 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 12 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comWelcome to GhanaWeb's live updates of the Ghana Premier League matchday 33 between Accra Great Olympics and Hears of Oak. Olympics won the reverse fixture back in February 2022, beating their neighBours 1-0. Therefore, Hearts will be looking to revenge the defeat and also make a step toward securing a top-four place. Defending champions Hearts of Oak have had a challenging season, losing the title to fierce rival Asante Kotoko. Follow the live updates below
June 12, 2022 18:14 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 12 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Government of Ghana will get US$1 billion from some international banks for budget purposes and to boost the Central Bank reserves as the country seeks to cut its fiscal deficit and stabilise the cedi. According to a Bloomberg report sighted by GhanaWeb, Ghana raised $750 million through syndicated loans with the participation of about eight African and European banks and $250 million from multilateral lenders. Standard Bank Group Ltd., Standard Chartered Plc and Rand Merchant Bank Ltd. led the arrangements, the report added. The rest will go to the Bank of Ghana to beef up its resources for swap deals. "Ghana’s debt ratio rose to 78% of GDP at the end of March, from 66.3% of GDP a year before.
June 12, 2022 18:09 UTC
For persons who do not know the background or success stories of some of Ghana's politicians, they will never appreciate their humble beginnings. Not all the big names were born into wealthy families, some had to work years to build their emperor. Old photos that capture their childhood or youthful days, are always a delight to watch. There is a list of such rare throwback images of prominent leaders who have held positions in the country and today as you relax and recharge for the week ahead, GhanaWeb brings you some interesting throw-back pictures of some of the country's prominent politicians. TWI NEWSBelow is a list of throwback images of some favourite politicians:Former President Agyekum KufuorPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoFormer First Lady, Lordina Mahama and former president John MahamaHaruna IddrisuUrsula Owusu EkufulChairman WontumiNana Konadu Agyeman RawlingsSam George and his parentsSamuel Okudzeto AblakwaSammy Gyamfi
June 12, 2022 13:49 UTC
So, in the event that Kennedy Agyapong wins the NPP primaries, who are the likely candidates to be his running mate for the position? Samuel Abu JinaporThe Member of Parliament for Damongo Constituency has a great relationship with Kennedy Agyapong and will also fill the question of who partners him from the north. Also, as lawyer, Abu Jinapor will reflect the legal side of a Kennedy Agyapong presidency. The Vice President could reach an agreement with Kennedy Agyapong and become his Veep if Ken beats him at the primaries. With Kennedy Agyapong being more of a firebrand, the former Member of Parliament for Nalerigu Gambaga will bring her calming influence and the two could form a great duo.
June 12, 2022 13:48 UTC
He added that the meeting will be held on Monday and will last for a 3-day duration before they return to the country on Wednesday. “The invitation came to the Speaker and the Speaker forwarded it to the Committee. Four members of the committee including myself and the ranking member will be attending this important meeting. Members of the minority caucus in Parliament have recently accused Mr. Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi of deliberately stalling the progress of the bill. It has warned that it will resist the passage of other bills by the government if the process to pass the anti-gay bill is not expedited.
June 12, 2022 09:44 UTC
General News of Saturday, 11 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comCouncil of State members deserve benefits they get, Former memberAdvisory role of the Council of State not binding, Dr Oduro OsaeCouncil of State needs drastic overhaul, Martin KpebuA former member of the Council of State, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani says members of the presidential advisory body make huge contributions to the development of the country and deserve to be rewarded for that. “It is about time we reconsidered the functions of the Council of State in our governance structure. So far as we are not allowing the Council of State to advise all arms of state, we should scrap it because we have other institutions. “This Council of State, generally, they are not that robust and it’s because of the composition – how they get in there. The Council of State, the institution as created by the Constitution, doesn’t live up to the billing.
June 12, 2022 04:57 UTC
The ‘Boho Bio’ show host stated on Hello FM that contrary to a narration by Tereo Marghuy that he was assaulted by his son, he rather attacked the Achimota School student with a knife. Sampson K Nyamekye who claims to have close ties with the wife of Tereo Marghuy, alleged that the man has constantly abused the wife in front of the children. Unhappy with the supposed abuse of their mother, Tyron Marghuy, according to Nyamekye stood up to the father when he once again tried to beat up the mother. He then came on social media to make those allegations to disgrace the children,” Nyamekye stated. It will be recalled that on June 7, 2022, Tereo Marghuy released a video in which he made some allegations against his son.
June 11, 2022 22:38 UTC
Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, President of Asogli Traditional Area, has declared that, he could not have spent the 'inappropriate' over GH¢365,000 ex-gratia paid into his account after he had served on the Council of State between 2017 and 2020. The former President of the Council of State noted that he was surprised when he realised that his account has been credited with the huge ex-gratia. Speaking to Accra-based Joy News, Togbe Afede XIV, expressed shock over the criticisms he received when he decided to return the money he has received. In his defence, Togbe Afede XIV reiterated that his four-year part-time job as a Member of the Council of State does not merit such quantum of money as an extra reward. “My joy turned sadness because I knew there was no way I would spend that kind of money.
June 11, 2022 19:36 UTC
Houses they’ve sold, monies they’ve spent, now that he has won power, what do you want him to do?” she quizzed in Twi. Ghana’s economy is currently facing various economic hardships as prices of goods and services keep increasing by the day. Also speaking on Ghana’s politics, Imoro Ayarna stated that it has become more competitive than development driven as it was in the days of Kwame Nkrumah. In those days, you made money before you went into politics; you didn't go into politics to make money. My dad was in politics, but he left politics to go and make money, and he came back," she added.
June 11, 2022 17:33 UTC
Luxurious Jet Saga:For over a year now, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has made it a personal responsibility to constantly update the Ghanaian populace on the details of President Akufo-Addo’s foreign travels and more specifically, on his use of luxurious private jets. From the onset, with several oppositions to this decision, the government clarified that the project – a $300 million project, would not in any way be funded by the State, except for the land on which it would be built. This came to light after the MP for South Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, once again brought to light, an instruction from the Chief of Staff of Ghana, to the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta. The leadership of parliament had struggled to contain the outrage amid the trending social media hashtag #DropThatChamber and calls for a “2 million march,”. The march that was eventually suspended after the campaigners succeeded in getting Parliament to #DropThatChamber.
June 11, 2022 17:33 UTC
Paul Adom-Otchere’s unrestrained rant dubbed editorial on his show has seen him clash with a number of people with the latest being Togbe Afede, the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli state. From Asiedu Nketia to Manasseh, the Good Evening Ghana host has taken on a number of high-profiled people with late former President Jerry John Rawlings being a ‘victim’. Safe to say that Rawlings was not a fan of Adom-Otchere’s opinion-based journalism as he once chided him publicly for spewing nonsense. Addressing a durbar to climax the 38th anniversary of the 31st December Coup D'etat, Jerry John Rawlings chastised the host of Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere, saying that he always spews out nonsense on his television programme. “That small boy called Adom-Otchere or something wakes up every day to speak nonsense,” he said.
June 11, 2022 13:31 UTC
General News of Friday, 10 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comVideo of soldiers involved in accident goes viralGAF confirms accident involving soldiersMilitary accident victims responding to treatment, says GAFA group of soldiers were involved in an accident on Wednesday 9 June 2022, along the Suhum–Anum Apapam Road. A viral video of the scene shows several soldiers lying on the road with some looking near lifeless. The officers were being helped by some community members and other members of the troop who survived unscathed. The transport track which the soldiers were travelling in is seen overturned and lying sideways with some parts mangled from the impact. Meanwhile, the Ghana Armed Forces in a statement has confirmed the accident in which some 16 officers sustained various injuries.
June 11, 2022 01:45 UTC