Police arrest dad who hacked 8yr-old daughter

The Suhum Police Command has arrested Yaw Dogah, the 50-year-old man who allegedly hacked his eight-year-old daughter with a machete at Asuboi-Wawase in the Ayensuano District of Eastern Region. Mr Dogah severely inflicted cutlass wounds on his daughter for crushing palm nuts. Information gathered by Class FM’s McAnthony Dagyenga indicated that the child and a friend of hers were crushing the nuts to savour when her father, who had come…

MPs clash over budget plagiarism

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South in the Brong-Ahafo Region and Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu clashed on the government’s 2017 budget when the former accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plagiarising aspects of the NDC’s 2016 budget. The Asunafo South MP, contributing to the debate on the budget yesterday, said the NPP, realising that the NDC’s budget of 2016 had good policies,…

Police pick 6 over post-poll thuggery

The police have arrested six more people in connection with post-election disturbances. Alex Asare, 43 years; Justice Appiah, 45 years; Yaa Achiaa; Emmanuel Asare; Joshua Owusu and Eric Amoyisi were all arrested in the Brong Ahafo region in connection with various offences, a statement by the Ghana Police Service said. Alex Asare, said to be the 1st Vice Chairman of NPP in Bechem is alleged to have led Justice Appiah…

Arrest Akufo-Addo if you have evidence – Karbo dares gov’t

A deputy Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dared the Mahama-led government to immediately arrest the flagbeaerer of the party, if indeed they have evidence that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is guilty in the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) drill ship saga. Anthony Abayifa Karbo, responding to remarks by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah indicating that Nana Akufo-Addo failed to defend the country…

INFOGRAPHIC: Akufo-Addo leads in Greater Accra ‘Bellwhether’ survey

A survey of four constituencies in the Greater Accra Region that have since 1996 voted voted for the winning party in the presidential elections indicates that for presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to win in three of the four constituencies, with one going for President John Dramani Mahama. The survey which sampled from 480 respondents from the four constituencies, showed that a larger…

Mahama predicts NDC will win Ken Agyapong’s seat

President John Dramani Mahama says he has a premonition that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will annex the Assin Central seat from the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He said that inkling gives him the confidence that come December 7, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong will lose the seat. In the last two elections, the NDC represented by Alex Antwi-Boasiako has lost to the incumbent firebrand Member of Parliament; in 2012 by a…

I’ll open a sardine factory if you vote for me – Accra Mayor

National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South constituency in the Greater Accra region is promising to build a sardine factory at Chorkor, a suburb in the community. According to Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, the initiative is part of efforts to create jobs for constituents should he be elected the Member of Parliament for the area. Mr. Vanderpuye who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan…

Don’t choose courses with limited jobs – Mahama to students

President John Mahama has advised students to choose courses that have abundant job opportunities when pursuing higher education. “Most of the sectors have gotten to saturation levels, especially the Humanities. We need proper guidance and counselling when our kids are going to school so that they can choose courses that will guarantee them jobs because your chances of getting jobs are very few for some courses,” he admonished.” President Mahama…

EC to announce successful presidential nominees today

The Electoral Commission will today announce the number of disqualified candidates who have managed to qualify for the December polls, after being given the opportunity to correct errors in their nomination forms. So far, nine candidates are on record to have submitted their revised forms after the commission pointed out a huge amount of mistakes in their individual forms. The parties who successfully submitted their forms include Dr. Papa Kwesi…

Nduom, Konadu, others to know fate today

The 12 presidential nominees who were disqualified by the Electoral Commission from the December 7 polls, will know their fate today [Wednesday, November 9, 2016]. The EC disqualified them due to errors on their nomination forms, but the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the commission to extend the nomination period and give the parties a hearing – which has been adhered to. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Head of Communication at…