General News of Monday, 2 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comKaase residents rush for dieselA tanker overturns in the communityResidents ignored safety precautions from security personnelSome residents of Kaase, a suburb of Kumasi attempted to siphon fuel after a diesel tanker had overturned in the community on Sunday, May 1. In a viral video available to GhanaWeb, the residents of the community were seen rushing to the accident scene with buckets and various containers for their share of the ‘free diesel’. Eyewitnesses had stated that the police and firefighters had a tough time controlling the residents as they ignored warnings to stay away from the accident spot. The Ghana National Fire Service personnel managed to put the situation under control after calling for police enforcement before offloading the fuel into another tanker. “Normally when there is an incident of this nature we always tell people to run away from the scene.
May 02, 2022 12:36 UTC
According to him, the fact that the minority filed an application for an injunction against the implementation of the policy does not mean they have the order of the court. He has, therefore, insisted that the government has not breached any order of the court for kick-starting the E-Levy policy. “There is no court order so, we have not breached anything. The fact that you have filed a motion in court does not mean you have an order of the court,” citinewsroom.com quoted him to have said. But this has not been the case as some Ghanaians have been deducted E-Levy tax for transactions less than GH¢100.
May 02, 2022 12:27 UTC
She also said it could be that she may not have been the choice of Dr. Obed Asamoah for the running mate slot. So maybe he [Dr. Obed Asamoah] was expecting me to do something that I didn’t do. “The lady [Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang] who is a running mate to Mahama lost the Central Region in the last election. This, he says, is because the current Trade and Industries Minister's maternal side hails from the Central region. Because his mother’s side is from Central Region” Dr. Obed Asamoah said.
May 02, 2022 12:06 UTC
General News of Sunday, 1 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comPresident Akufo-Addo addresses labour on May Day celebrationGovt to miss out on GH¢4bn in revenue if petroleum taxes are removed - Akufo-AddoLabour unions agitate over working conditionsPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expalined why it will not be prudent for government to remove taxes on petroleum products. This comes after prices of petroleum products selling at the pumps have increased significantly since the start of this year with consumers and the general population calling on government to remove some taxes. He added that the government was currently faced with very tight fiscal and financing conditions, and revenue generation constraints, hence removing taxes on petroleum taxes will worsen the current conditions. “Government is also working hard to ensure reliable supply and availability of petroleum products, thereby preventing shortages, a phenomenon which is being experienced in some other neighbouring countries. We, therefore, continue to be vulnerable to the price volatilities of the world market for petroleum products,” he added.
May 02, 2022 04:41 UTC
But on April 30, 2022, Barker-Vormawor in a post on his Facebook timeline said:"This Attorney-General does not fear God. "Then at that juncture dier, we have crossed the rubicon of No return and I will do the Coup myself." Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor was recently arrested by the police and charged with “Treason Felony” for a similar comment he made via the same medium. Useless Army!” February 11, 2022, Facebook post read. Read below his full Facebook post.
May 02, 2022 00:19 UTC
Kwame Nkrumah Tikese, led a public outburst against Vim Lady’s decision to host Okay FM’s ‘Egyaso Gyaso’ programme virtually, while outside the shores of the country. Discussing the matter with co-hosts of his Ade Akye Abia morning show on Okay FM, Kwame Nkrumah said he is against the decision to host ‘Gyaso Gyaso’ outside the studio and via an online platform for that matter. Nana Yaa Brefo noted that, the conduct of Kwame Nkrumah Tikese is unprofessional and uncalled for, asking him to stop the uncivilized attitude. Praising the work ethics of Vim Lady, Nana Yaa touted her as a workaholic who was fearless. Kwame Nkrumah Tikese has been criticized by several persons, including Captain Smart for using the wrong medium to communicate his anger.
May 01, 2022 22:07 UTC
According to him, the Godfred Dame’s claim that the house had a quorum for decision making is ridiculous. In a Facebook post, the MP said the minority aims to stand up against government as Article 3 of the 1992 Constitution demands, adding that should they fail in court, they will take to the streets. He wrote “the only antidote for bullies and despots is to stand up and confront them as Article 3 of the 1992 Constitution demands of us. According to him, a total number of 266 Members of Parliament were present during the second reading of the policy. Surely, this defence and government’s infamous Neutrality Allowance will keenly compete for Ghana’s Most Ridiculous Award of the Decade.”Below is his post
May 01, 2022 17:06 UTC
A British-born terrorist of Ghanaian descent, Alexander Kotey has been sentenced to life by a federal judge in Virginia, United States of America. He was a member of a brutal ISIS cell of Britons called the IS Beatles, – a nickname given to them by their victims due to their accent. The convict pleaded guilty to multiple charges against him in September 2021, guaranteeing he would spend the rest of his life behind bars. According to news.sky.com, he showed no emotions as he was handed eight life sentences for his crime. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
April 30, 2022 14:39 UTC
Contributing to a submission by the NPP’s Charles Owusu on the issue of clean politics, Sefa Kayi said: “just like someone said Bawumia is alien to the NPP. Someone who has been a running mate for the party for four elections, you are now saying he is an alien. This is an example of being an enemy to yourself.”Former NPP MP takes dig at BawumiaSefa Kayi’s comment comes on the back of a statement by former NPP MP for Nsuta Kwamang Beposo, Kwame Asafu Adjei that Bawumia is an ‘alien’ to the party. "When did Bawumia join the NPP … his father and mother are NDC members. He said it was clear that Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen are the two frontrunners to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
April 30, 2022 12:16 UTC
General News of Saturday, 30 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice nab four National Security operatives during NPP Constituency pollsSuspects were picked at the Ayawaso North ConstituencyNPP holding Constituency executive electionsThe Ghana Police Service on Friday, April 29, arrested four National Security operatives who were parading themselves during the New Patriotic Party’s Constituency Elections in the Ayawaso North Constituency. “Four guys were picked up this morning…if you are a delegate and you are with the National Security or whatever set up, come in the form of a civilian and vote and go away,” he stressed. The Ghana Police Service in a statement on Friday noted that a third person had been arrested and all of them remanded after a court appearance. The governing NPP’s Constituency Executive elections started on Thursday and is expected to continue till Monday, May 1. Voting has been suspended in some parts of the country whiles skirmishes have been recorded in other areas.
April 30, 2022 09:02 UTC
General News of Friday, 29 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comA young lady has been spotted sitting in the Bibini River in Kumasi. In a video sighted by Ghanaweb, the lady is said to have been seated on a chair in the middle of the river for about 6 hours as part of an artistic presentation of project work for some post graduate students. Some passersby were captured staring at her while she sat with her legs on the water with a straight face. The video was shared on Twitter by ‘Voice of KNUST’. This girl sitting in the Bibini River KNUST for about 6 hours is not there to scare any student but it's an artistic part of a project for some post graduate students ???
April 30, 2022 08:14 UTC
Abedi Pele aside being a great player has also produced children who are also playing football actively and have played in the FIFA World Cup. Today we profile the only daughter of Abedi Ayew Pele in this episode of the GhanaWeb features. Imani Ayew was born as the third child of her mother, Maha Ayew but she is the fourth child of the Abedi Pele family. TWI NEWSIn 2021, Imani Ayew celebrated her 23rd birthday on Sunday, June 6 meaning that she was born in 1998. Below are some photos of Imani Ayew put together by GhanaWeb:
April 29, 2022 13:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 29 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comTwo persons arrested impersonating policemenSuspects were at the Okaikoi South ConstituencyNPP holds Constituency executive electionsThe Ghana Police Service has arrested two men from the Okaikoi South Constituency during the governing New Patriotic Party's Constituency executive elections. The suspects, the police said, “were spotted at the Okaikoi South Constituency where the voting was taking place.”“We would like to emphatically state that the two suspects are not Police Officers. Four delegates were reported to have been arrested for obstructing the elections in Okaikwei South. TWI NEWSThe NPP started electing its Constituency executives on Thursday, April 28. Meanwhile, about 16 Constituencies have been exempted from taking part in the ongoing process which ends on May 1.
April 29, 2022 08:37 UTC
We are heading into our 9th election, records show that anytime the NPP comes to power we bring forward innovative programs. It has done us a great disservice, and it is not making politics sustainable," Buaben Asamoa added. Race to 'Break The 8'The NPP has since 2021 started a campaign dubbed 'Break The Eight' as it hopes to retain political power beyond 2024 when the current tenure of President Nana Add Dankwa Akufo-Addo elapses. Under the Fourth Republican Constitution, power has alternated between the NDC and NPP after every eight-year period i.e. Jerry Rawlings' NDC government run from 1993 - 2001 when he handed over to the John Kufuor's government that run between 2001 - 2009.
April 29, 2022 08:15 UTC
General News of Thursday, 28 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb has presented the award for Creative Arts Excellence from the 2021 GhanaWeb Excellence Awards to Ibrahim Mahama, the artist. The presentation, which was done on behalf of the company by the Managing Editor of GhanaWeb, Daniel Oduro, is to recognize the contributions of the artist to the creative arts. “This was our maiden edition of the GhanaWeb Excellence Awards and the nominations were done by our readers and our viewers on both ghanaweb.com and on GhanaWeb TV and it is also the same readers and viewers who selected the winner. “Unfortunately, you couldn’t be at the main awards last December but finally, you’re here and we’re very grateful. We want to say continue doing the good work you’re doing for this country and the youth of this country is proud of you and hopefully, you’ll inspire a whole new generation,” he said.
April 29, 2022 02:38 UTC