General News of Thursday, 7 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comParliament is poised to pass the 2024 Budget today following Speaker Alban Bagbin's reaffirmation on November 30 that the budget statement and economic policy had not been approved. All members from both the majority and the minority have shown up in the house for a headcount to approve the budget. Watch the live stream below:NAY
December 07, 2023 16:16 UTC
In response, Bright Simons, Vice President of IMANI Ghana, a Think Tank, questioned the accuracy of Bawumia's information, with further support from IMANI President Franklin Cudjoe. However, XDSData Ghana Limited clarified in a press release that it has not produced individual credit scores in the country. The mandatory use of the Ghana Card for financial transactions since July 1, 2022, has facilitated the submission of Ghana Card information to the bureau, but slow penetration remains a challenge. Ghana aims to introduce a credit scoring system next year, with the Ghana Card serving as its anchor. The announcement has sparked debate, with some claiming that individual credit scores are already in practice, prompting XDSData to clarify its position.
December 06, 2023 20:32 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb TV brings you a host of interesting conversations and content ranging from politics entertainment, sports and education. For today's line-up, we bring you a GhanaWeb Special documentary on young Nigerians fleeing from online fraud ring; Patricia Rockson Hammond's discussion on sex and destiny will air on moans and cuddlesAbigail Johnson will come your way with an interview with a delivery man on everyday people. These and other carefully selected content will be aired. Stay tuned!
December 06, 2023 05:14 UTC
Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, Member of Parliament for the Effutu constituency in the Central Region, has vehemently dismissed claims suggesting the sale of the Ramsar site in Winneba for lithium mining. He further emphasized that the Minerals Commission issued a statement two years ago, indicating that no application for mining in the forest had been received. Meanwhile, Effutu residents took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction over the alleged potential sale of the Ramsar site for mining purposes. Clad in red apparel, the concerned residents highlighted that the contested site is crucial for their annual Aboakyire festival, particularly in deer hunting. The residents issued a warning, stating their intent to halt the operations of the mining company, as they believe the exploration would disrupt the reserve that has been a part of their community for several years.
December 05, 2023 17:43 UTC
Legendary music producer in Ghana, Hammer of The Last Two, has advised his fellow musicians to stop showing off their wealth and instead show their struggles to the government and the public. Hammer, who was speaking on Joy FM, said that many musicians were not buying cars with their music money but with other sources of income, such as forex trading. According to him, this gave the false impression that the music industry was doing well when in reality, it was facing many challenges. Most people in the creative [music] industry are not buying cars with the music money. But we can't go around shopping at the expensive places, driving the biggest cars and expect them to feel for us," he said.
December 05, 2023 16:04 UTC
General News of Monday, 4 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comIn a strategic twist of political events, two prominent female Members of Parliament made decisions to step away from their incumbent constituencies and rather, plunge into the fray of different constituencies. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-AdjeiThe Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and incumbent MP for Akuapem North, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, has decided to forgo her re-election bid in her incumbent constituency, and instead setting her sights on the Okaikwei North Constituency. Hailing from Akropong in the Akuapem North Constituency of Ghana's Eastern Region, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei is currently serving her second term as an MP. Meanwhile, the Okaikwei seat, traditionally a stronghold of the NPP, faced a surprising turn of events in 2020 when Theresa Awuni of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) clinched victory. Sophia AckuakuIn another noteworthy political manoeuvre, Sophia Ackuaku, a stalwart NDC MP representing Domeabra-Obom, has opted to leave her current seat and vie for the Ayawaso Central seat.
December 04, 2023 15:22 UTC
General News of Monday, 4 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comFirst-year senior high school students nationwide are to commence classes today, despite widespread calls for a reconsideration of the reopening date. Despite appeals from parents and stakeholders urging an extension, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has maintained its stance on the December 4th resumption. Amid the dissent, parliament has intervened, urging the minister of education to contemplate pushing the reopening date to the first week of January instead of the initially scheduled December 4th. Minister of Education the first week of January 2024 as a more convenient and appropriate time for parents, students, and teachers to adequately prepare for academic work." Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, is expected to appear before Parliament today, Monday, December 4, over the date for the reopening of schools.
December 04, 2023 14:43 UTC
Versatile Radio personality Abeiku Santana Aggrey was awarded the title of Radio Personality of the Year at the recently concluded Ghana Bloggers Awards. Meanwhile, popular actor Dr. Likee secured the Best Actor award, and the renowned musician Stonebwoy was honored as the Artiste of the Year. Organized by the Ghana Bloggers Association in Accra and Kumasi, the Ghana Bloggers Awards acknowledged individuals in various sectors, including mainstream bloggers, radio and TV personalities, actors, and musicians, whose contributions had a positive impact on the blogging industry. Expressing gratitude for the initiative, Dr. Likee attributed his success to his fans, especially those in the Zongos, who wholeheartedly support his work. Beyond Abeiku Santana, Dr. Likee, and Stonebwoy, other awardees included Andy Dosty, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, A Plus, Sammy Flex, and more.
December 04, 2023 11:08 UTC
The number of delegates is almost more than 100% increase in the number of delegates the government sent in 2022 and 2021. At COP 27 in Egypt, Ghana presented a delegation of 350 and 337 delegates at COP 26 comprising state and non-state actors. Meanwhile, the Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, is expected to join President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to launch Ghana’s new Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the ongoing Conference of Parties 28 (COP28). The policy is to create an enabling environment to drive electric vehicle uptake in Ghana. The target is that by the end of this phase, EV penetration rate will be around 35%.
December 03, 2023 15:35 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 2 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comDeputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, faced defeat in his quest to become the parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ayensuano constituency in the Eastern Region. In the orphan constituencies' parliamentary elections held on Saturday, December 2, Okraku-Mantey garnered 136 votes, while his opponent, Ida Adwoa Asiedu, emerged victorious with 410 votes. Other aspirants, Ernest Addo and Kingsley Boateng Adomah, secured 4 and 3 votes, respectively. Meanwhile, in the Adentan Constituency, Akosua Manu (Kozie), the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Youth Authority, emerged as the parliamentary candidate. Kozie secured 814 votes, surpassing her closest contender, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, who obtained 638 votes.
December 03, 2023 09:04 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 2 December 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comAn executive of the ruling New Patriotic Party has warned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to interfere in the ongoing parliamentary primaries in the constituency. The executive, who was fuming at the voting centre for the party’s parliamentary primaries for the Adenta Constituency, the Victory Presby Church, on December 2, 2023, alleged that some elements from the Office of the Presidency were trying to interfere in the primaries. “We are discerning Ghanaians and we know what is good for us, so nobody can come and say, do this or do that. “The government should be careful if they want things on their way. Yes, they should do it but when the time comes, they are on their own,” he added.
December 02, 2023 20:49 UTC
The deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, has won the Okaikwei North New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary with 341 votes. She beat the former deputy chief executive of MASLOC Alberta Afia Akoto and the former MP for the constituency, Fuseini Issa. Veteran editor of Daily Searchlight newspaper Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie polled 27 votes, Prince Owusu Mensah had six votes and Akoto had 228 votes. The other two, Nyarko Stephen Adipa, garnered 108 votes, while Fuseini Issa managed 114 votes. Source: Ghanaweb.comDisclaimer : Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com.
December 02, 2023 18:46 UTC
General News of Sunday, 26 November 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe increasing affection for the Vice President and Flagbearer of the NPP Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the Ashanti Region was at full glare at the Manhyia Palace, once again, on Sunday. The occasion was Akwasidae - a thanksgiving festival observed by the Asantehene and Sunday's ceremony was the final one for the year. The vice president, who is now the new leader of the NPP, showed up in grand style with his wife, Samira, and a powerful government and NPP delegation. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Bawumia was accorded a mammoth welcome when his entourage arrived at the Manhyia Palace. Scores of people besieged the bus carrying the veep and his delegation of close to 10 ministers of State and over 100 NPP MPs and led the entourage through a procession to the Palace.
November 26, 2023 23:58 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 25 November 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comNew political movement, The New Force, have released hints about the group which is currently leading discussions due to the anonymity of the faces behind it. For the first time following their appearance through social media and outdoor promotions of a masked face splashed on billboards, a real face identifying as the spokesperson of the New Force has emerged in a social media video. “My name is Shellie Abbiusi, the campaign spokesperson of the New Force, the campaign of the New Force has generated the most conversations in recent times. This has been a message from the New Force,” the spokesperson concludes with the tagline “embrace the New Force” wrapping up her brief. For several political watchers, it is high time a third force emerged to break up the duopoly of Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
November 25, 2023 17:57 UTC
General News of Friday, 24 November 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comAsanteman, led by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, stormed Berekum, a community in the Bono Region, for the final funeral rite of the late paramount chief of the Berekum Traditional Area (Berekumhene), Daasebre Dr Amankona Diawuo II, on Thursday, November 23, 2023. The Asantehene-Dormaahene rivalry aside, Asanteman shook the Bono land during the funeral of the late Daasebre Dr Amankona Diawuo II. Asanteman stormed Berekum with over 40 vehicles, including at least 10 VIP buses and the Otumfuo’s convey which was made up of more than 20 Toyota Land Cruisers, one Rang Rover and two Toyota Tundra as well as police vehicles and motors. Everyone at the funeral grounds was up, trying to get a glimpse of the overlord of Asanteman. There was singing, dancing, drumming and other wonderful displays of Akan culture at every corner of the funeral ground, the Omanhene Park in Berekum.
November 25, 2023 04:09 UTC