Health News of Wednesday, 18 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comCorrespondence from Bono RegionThe Tain District Hospital in Nsawkaw in the Bono Region risks being shut down following the disconnection of electricity supply to the hospital by the Volta River Authority (VRA). The hospital owes the Volta River Authority (VRA) over GHC2 million spanning a period of four months, that is from May to September 2023. The disconnection of electricity to the $36.6 million 60-bed hospital over the debt on Friday, October 13, 2023, has since compelled management to resort to the use of a power plant. Dr Taah-Amoako adds that management will be compelled to close down the hospital in the coming days if the situation persists. Meanwhile, independent checks by GhanaWeb indicate that the hospital is indebted to the VRA to the tune of GHC6.4 million since 2021.
October 19, 2023 05:54 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comBelow are some of the major news headlinesDAILY GRAPHICAkosombo, Kpong dams spillage: Victims brace for cholera, typhoid2.3 million Ghanaians suffer mental health conditionsGovt must fund NIA - ECGAHNIAN TIMESLimited Voter Registration exercise: EC captures 910,996 votersYoung persons suffering from mental health in Ghana alarming - Dr EkremmentPresident inaugurates 2nd phase Sinotruk assembly plant at KatammansoTHE CHRONICLEAkufo-Addo hints: Economic is recoveringDeclare a state of emergency -Assemblies of God tells gov'tSupreme court not obligated to sit during legal vacations - CJTHE GHANAIAN PUBLISHERGhana's balance sheet balance sheet 'looking good' - ControllerDormmaa East MMP calls for clam ...Ahead of NPP presidentialTruck Assembly in Ghana critical for Economic growth
October 18, 2023 12:45 UTC
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday commissioned a Chinese automobile assembly plant in Kpone city of the Greater Accra Region. Zonda Sinotruk, with an investment of 30 million U.S. dollars, is the culmination of a tripartite agreement by Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, China’s heavy-duty vehicle trading company Zonda and manufacturing company Sinotruk to build a heavy-duty vehicle assembly plant in Ghana. Yang Yang, the managing director of Zonda, said the decision to shift from trade to industrialization was a pivotal step in building a self-sustaining ecosystem for society. “The Zonda Sinotruk assembly plant is not just about vehicles, it is about shaping the future of Ghana. According to her, Zonda products have earned the trust of notable customers, including the Ghana Bauxite Company, Ghana Manganese Company, some leading players in the construction industry, and petroleum haulage companies.
October 18, 2023 12:06 UTC
The Supreme Court has dismissed an injunction filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other political parties in an attempt to halt the Electoral Commission (EC) from proceeding with the limited registration of voters. A five-member panel, led by Chief Justice Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, rejected the application as a result of the absence of the applicants or their legal representatives in court to present the case. During the hearing today, no legal counsel or representative was present on behalf of the NDC or any of the other political parties. However, a Deputy Chairperson of the EC, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare, and the EC's legal counsel, Justine Amenuvor, were in attendance in court. Source: ghanaweb.comDisclaimer : Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com.
October 17, 2023 16:39 UTC
A mobile money merchant, who impersonated a Public Officer has been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court. Charged with falsely pretending to be a public officer and unlawful possession of narcotic drugs respectively, Sie and Issaka pleaded guilty. The Court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusuaa Appiah convicted and sentenced Issaka to a fine of 200 penalty equivalents to GH₵2, 400.00 in default, serve six months imprisonment with hard labour. For Mr Sie, the Court indicated that because of the boldness and tenancy in impersonating the DCOP of the Ghana Police Service, he was sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour. It said Mr Sei demanded that Issaka be released immediately and that his instruction was that of a superior officer to the team.
October 17, 2023 13:21 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comBelow are some of the major news headlinesDAILY GRAPHICAkosommbo, Kpong dams spillage: President visits flooded areas todayNew measures to boost growth outlindeMaternity bill presented to ParliamentGHANIAN TIMESAkosombo Dam Spillage: Govt rolls out rescue, restoration planMMOI, GJA condemns attack on CITFM/TV reporterSupport Africa's fight against terrorism violent extremismDAILY GUIDEGhana, South Africa agree on Visa waiverTema children's Park can't be used for Casino - TDCI betrayed NPP for Mahama - Nyaho TamakloeTHE CHRONICLEAlan Cash takes over JJ's mantle in V/RWoes of Ghanaian journalists...After NPP's infamous UTV invasion, NDC also pounds journalists for no justification causeAkoto advocates home-grown economic policies
October 16, 2023 15:47 UTC
Kennedy Agyapong has restated his stance that Vice President Moahamudu Bawumia has been a failure in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government with respect to economic leadership. "Yes of course, (he has failed in Akufo-Addo’s government)," Agyapong stated in an interview on Correct FM in the Western Region over the weekend. In explaining Bawumia’s failure, Agyapong cited the exchange rate slump from when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over till date – a movement from around four cedis to 11.8 cedis currently. Agyapong will contest for the flagbearership slot of the NPP along with three other contenders including Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh. The NPP has slated November 4, 2023, to elect a successor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as leader of the party.
October 16, 2023 14:16 UTC
Kennedy Agyapong, New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, has posited that no appointee under the current administration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would be given the chance to secure a third term for the NPP. “…read my lips, Ghanaians will deny anybody who has served under this government from breaking the eight, it is not possible…they should tell Ghanaians what they have done to prove that they can break the eight. Kennedy will contest for the NPP flagbearership slot along with three other contenders including Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Francis Addai-Nimoh. The NPP has slated November 4, 2023, to elect a successor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as leader of the party. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
October 16, 2023 08:08 UTC
Within the corridors of the National Health Insurance Authority, a committee has been set up to deliberate ways treatment of kidney disease can be added to the package. Eric Seddy Kutortse is the Executive Chairman of First Sky Group has been doing philanthropic works by paying for the dialysis cost of kidney patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. In a tweet posted by Bright Simons and sighted by GhanaWeb, he said, “So, this is the classy philanthropist who, without any noisy fanfare, has been paying for the dialysis costs of needy kidney patients in Ghana's Premier hospital. Philanthropy in Ghana is a quiet but powerful force.”Dialysis, a life-saving treatment for people with kidney failure. As of December 2021, a total amount of Twenty Million Ghana Cedis (GHC20,000,000.00) has been disbursed on this project.
October 15, 2023 16:06 UTC
According to Angel FM’s Bono Regional correspondent, the late fetish priest had gained notoriety for allegedly using the ‘for girls’ charm to snatch the wives and girlfriends of some residents of the town. Per the report, among the victims of the fetish priest’s infamous exhibition of powers was his own uncle whose wife he snatched. But the drama unfolded during the procession to the cemetery as the coffin sometimes fell off the head of the bearers. A video attached to the report shows the bearers struggling to contain the coffin which kept moving on their heads. A series of rites including the slaughtering of a sheep were performed to appease the gods before they could eventually bury the late fetish priest.
October 15, 2023 12:06 UTC
General News of Saturday, 14 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comMartin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner has proposed for the government to search the homes of all ministers and government appointees as part of efforts to fight corruption. According to him, a search of the homes of government appointees and state officeholders would make a strong statement about government’s commitment to the fight against corruption and also beef up the trust of Ghanaians in the government. “Let’s search the officers at the Jubilee House, let’s search the ministers, let’s search them…the monies are in their homes. If we don’t search all the ministers forget it we are just playing,” Martin Kpebu opined while speaking on the infamous case of former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah. The two, 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei allegedly stole the monies and personal effects of the couple, between the months of July and October 2022.
October 14, 2023 21:53 UTC
Wontumi had verbally spanked Kennedy Agyapong, urging him to put a stop to his perceived threat against him else he was going to sue him. Kennedy Agyapong has described Wontumi’s action as an act of cowardice, questioning why he will seek refuge in the police when he could have faced him. Kennedy Agyapong noted he feared no one in the NPP as his funding source is not dependent on his political activities. I can take care of myself, I don’t need anything from the government because my business is thriving,” he added. TWI NEWSKennedy Agyapong is seeking to lead the NPP in the 2024 elections with his campaign premised on three pillars of Patriotism, Honesty and Discipline.
October 14, 2023 15:20 UTC
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October 13, 2023 14:01 UTC
Regional News of Thursday, 12 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comCorrespondence from Bono Region:The police in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East Region have arrested the lady behind the Kintampo Waterfalls viral video. The suspect per information available to GhanaWeb was handed over to the police by Kintampo College of Health authorities after she was declared wanted when the management of the Kintampo Waterfalls lodged a formal complaint over the publication. Background:Farida Antwi posted a video of the Kintampo Waterfalls after she visited the facility on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The content of the video sought to portray that the change in colour of the waterfalls was due to the activities of illegal miners leading to a huge public outcry. However, the video was discredited by the management of Kintampo Waterfalls attributing the change in colour to heavy rains in the area which has resulted in a significant increase in water inflow.
October 12, 2023 21:10 UTC
General News of Thursday, 12 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe former CEO of Capital bank, Ato Essien, has been jailed for 15 years. According to a graphic.com.gh report, Essien was convicted by the Accra High Court. The Founder of the defunct Capital Bank, William Ato Essien, was convicted on the charges of stealing over GH¢90m belonging to the bank, the report added. It would be recalled that in December 2022, Essien was convicted for stealing over GH¢90m belonging to Capital Bank. He added that William Ato Essien also missed the deadlines for April 28 and August 31, 2023, bringing the total amount paid so far to GH¢37 million.
October 12, 2023 18:06 UTC