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…

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…

Ignore NDC politics of hatred, ethnicity – Atta Akyea urges

Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Constituency, Samuel Atta Akyea, has urged Ghanaians to ignore what he describes as ‘politics of hatred and ethnicity’ by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of general elections in December. According to him, the NDC is telling minority ethnic groups in predominantly Akan speaking areas that New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo will send them to their hometowns if he wins….

Gov’t Will Complete KNUST Teaching Hospital – Prez Mahama

President Mahama has assured that the government will step in to complete the construction of a teaching hospital for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the Ashanti Region. President Mahama stated that he would immediately begin a search for funds to finish the project which was started by the Kumasi-based University, following an appeal to him by the Chancellor of the school, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II….

Political controversy to deepen over GSS jobs data

Political controversy over the employment figures is set to deepen following the release of first of its kind a report about job creation in the country. The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in its maiden report claimed the economy created more than 200 thousand jobs in 2014. The agriculture sector emerged as the sector that created the least number of jobs in the year under review. The maiden GSS job creation…

Ghanaians To Demonstrate Against Mahama In UK

A group calling itself, Concerned Ghanaians Living in the UK is planning a demonstration today against President John Dramani Mahama. The group argues that President Mahama’s poor handling of the economy and the increasing cases of corruption in his government makes him unfit to lead Ghana. President Mahama is in the UK for an anti-corruption conference. The Convener of the group, Nana Owusu Forjour speaking to Citi News said they…

US$250m Saga: There’s Need For An Inquiry…We Demand Answers To Specifics!

Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has called for a Parliamentary inquiry into Government of Ghana’s engagement with the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) and the claims by Dr. Bawumia, Running Mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The Running Mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has accused the government of diverting $250 million of the 2014 Eurobond cash to a private bank…

Where is the ȼ282m scrapped teachers’ allowances? – VIAM Africa asks gov’t

VIAM Africa has demanded the government disclose the whereabouts of the sum of 282 million cedis accrued from the scrapping of the teachers’ allowances. The government announced it is replacing the teachers’ allowances with the student loan scheme. The Ministry of Education (MoE) argued this will help the government save up to 12 million cedis monthly to improve educational infrastructure across the country. However, VIAM Africa’s statement copied Myjoyonline is…

IMF- Ghana Is Broke . . . Unable To Meet Financing Costs

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed renewed concerns over Ghana’s deteriorating debt situation. According to the Fund, “Ghana is at high risk of debt distress and faces exceptionally high gross financing needs.” In an exclusive email conversation with Business Finder, the fund recommended a change in the country’s borrowing strategy, to consider changing market conditions when assessing alternative debt instruments. An IMF spokesperson pointed out that to support government’s…

Pressure On Ghanaian Cities To Ease As Technocrats Visit Rwanda To Build Capacity

Per forecast, 65% of Ghana’s population will be living in urban areas by 2030 (51.5% in 2010). The country’s main cities and secondary urban centres are expected to be put under pressure due to the rapid urban growth. The Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP) has been tailored to improve the living conditions in urban areas for the inhabitants of the four selected cities of Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Tamale and Ho….