The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has disclosed that changes were made to the party’s leadership in parliament because they were “not cooperating with the Speaker of Parliament.” The rather shocking revelation is in sharp contrast with his earlier explanation. Asiedu Nketiah in an interview hours after the news broke about the widely criticised decision, said the change had nothing to do with the capacity of the trio, but
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will eliminate 97% of tariffs on goods traded on the continent, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed. This, according to him, is to remove barriers that may hinder the growth of intra-Africa trade, the very idea behind the AfCFTA. “The AfCFTA will eliminate tariffs on 97% of traded within the African continent, offering significant opportunities for businesses to setup and expand in Africa,” he observed. He, therefore, encouraged businesses
Former President John Dramani Mahama says although Africa had suffered many historical injustices such as slavery, colonialism and unjust economic order, however, it was no longer an excuse for the Continent to continue to blame these events for their present predicaments. According to him, continuously blaming these events for Africa’s shortfalls would only provide corrupt African leaders an escape route or absolve them off mismanaging the resources of the Continent. He said: “We have had
The Accra Circuit Court ‘8’ has jailed two IT officers of Best Point Savings and Loans Limited, Silas Adjei and Kwadwo Kudekor, and a husband and a wife, James Afadzie and Patient Adjei, for stealing over GH¢1.2 million from the finance institution. The four were given custodial sentence last week Friday, after going through a full trial and found guilty on the offences – conspiracy to steal, stealing, unauthorised interference, money laundering abetment of stealing, and dishonestly receiving.
The Gomoa West District Assembly in the Central Region has constructed five teachers’ quarters across the district to provide decent accommodation for teachers in those communities. The residential quarters, which are five in number, are located at Dago, Abonko, Darmang and with the fifth one at Mankoadze yet to be completed. According to the District Chief Executive, Mr. Bismark Baisie Nkum, the district has been hit by a high ratio of teachers refusing to accept postings into the district,
His Lordship Bishop John Yaw Afoakwa, the Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese of the Catholic Church at weekend joined Dr. Isaac Yaw Massey and Isabella Ayensu in a solemn Holy Matrimony. The Catholic prelate led a team of officiating priests including Fr. John Agyekum (Vica General), Fr. Eric Frimpong, Fr. Stephen Ampomah, Fr. Pius, Fr. Matthew Tuffour, Fr. Nkansah Adu Boahen and Fr. Lawrence Mensa. Rev. Fr. Gerrard Kofi Massey, the elder brother of the bridegroom was the Main celebrant at the ceremony
Transformation 108 Foundation has rewarded outstanding personalities who have selflessly done exceedingly well towards the growth and development of the foundation towards socio-economic development of society. The objective of the Foundation is to enable its members to transform others through self examination to ensure that one is able to achieve a dream or change any negativity affecting their success in life through attitudinal changes physically, mentally and psychologically for a better
The Board and Management of Ghana Post Company Limited, led by the Managing Director (MD), Mr. Bice Obour Osei Kuffour, last week Thursday, paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi. The visit formed part of the annual ritual of the company to pay homage to the Ashanti King and reaffirm its relationship with him, and to express appreciation for the continuous support and good counsel of the King towards the effective operations of the company
The Chief Executive Officer of Avcontech Security Masters, Nana Kweku Ofori Atta, says the inability of the Ghanaian electorate to hold their leaders accountable has been the bane of the country. He noted that political leaders continued to take the masses for granted, because of the absence of strong mechanisms to strictly hold leaders accountable for their actions and inactions. Speaking to The Chronicle, he explained that this situation had led to the penchant of politicians for making unachievable,
The Cruyff Foundation, based in The Netherlands, in collaboration with Cargill Ghana Limited, a cocoa-buying licensed company, and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, has built a state-of-the-art Cruyff Court in Tema, where sports and game activities will be deployed for children and young people. The court, representing a significant investment in the youth, talent and future leaders, would provide schoolchildren in Tema with the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities, both on and off
All is now set for a Federal High Court in Abuja to deliver a landmark judgment on January 30 in a suit seeking the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari from office on account of alleged illegalities in the 2019 presidential election. The judgment billed to be delivered by Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo will also resolve a request seeking to stop the conduct of the 2023 Presidential election. A notice for the judgment delivery just sighted by our correspondent at the Federal Ministry of Justice in
Troops of Operation Hadin Kai alongside members of the civilian joint task force have reportedly annihilated a top Boko Haram commander, Abu Illiya alongside his 32 fighters. The feat was said to have been achieved during an intelligence-led aggressive fighting patrol in some identified Boko Haram enclaves in Kayamari, Habasha and Yuwe villages in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, multiple
At least three police officers were shot dead and another injured on Saturday night when gunmen attacked the security operatives at a checkpoint along the Enugu/Abakaliki expressway. The gunmen, who arrived in two Toyota Sienna vehicles, reportedly opened fire when they arrived at the checkpoint, killing three policemen on the spot. Another police officer who was shot in the leg is said to be receiving treatment at a hospital in the Ebonyi State capital. The incident took place Saturday night
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has again extended the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by an additional one week. The PVC collection earlier scheduled to end on 29th January is now to continue until 5th February, said a statement by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had on Friday said his meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs)
The Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) has recommended a 50 per cent haircut on the salaries and emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders as part of the Debt Restructuring Programme and to reduce the pressure on the public purse. These include the President and Vice, the Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, and Justices of the Supreme Court, with salaries charged to the Consolidated Fund and enjoying special constitutional privileges. Mr Abraham Koomson, the GFL General Secretary, said this at the
The Harbour Master at the Port of Tema, Captain Francis Kwesi Micah has touted the processes in place at Ghana’s ports which have maintained the ports’ reputation of being safe, secure and efficient hubs for the maritime trade. Speaking on the role of port marine operations on the global supply chain on the Eye on Port TV program, the seasoned mariner said Ghana’s ports have implemented several standardized and internationally recognized procedures that will not only guarantee the continuity
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“I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business, who will literally talk through my close-up, telling me what they think I should do. They’re so misogynistic,” the actress said during an interview with Variety. However, she immediately followed her remarks and reassured that Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were among a few colleagues that treated her fairly. “Now, that is not Robert De Niro. That is not Joe Pesci, that is not those guys,” Stone confirmed.
Kim Kardashian shut down a paparazzo who inquired about her ex-husband Kanye West’s alleged battery incident in front of her kids on Friday. “Hey Kim, what do you think of Kanye hitting someone … [sic] the paparazzi’s phone?” the photographer can be heard asking in video obtained by Page Six. “Do not talk to me about that in front of my kids,” the “Kardashians” star, 42, sternly responded, prompting the photographer to apologize to her. During this exchange, a child can be
Andrew Garfield has revealed what was going through his head while auditioning for The Amazing Spider-Man. The 39-year-old actor, who has donned the iconic red and blue suit three times in his career, shared what the audition process was like for a new book from Marvel titled Spider-Man: No Way Home: The Official Movie Special. The book features interviews not just from Andrew but from other returning cast members as well as new ones. ‘I thought, “How cool would it be to fulfill