A statement by the embassy was released to rebut claims in a social media clip alleging that some Ghanaians had been caught up in cross fire in Gaza. The video has gone viral especially on WhatsApp and TikTok as the voices in the video in the Twi language, state-run Daily Graphic reports. In a public notice dated October 11, 2023, the Embassy said the video circulated on social media did not occur in Gaza nor in Israel. "The attention of the Embassy has been drawn to a viral video clip of Ghanaians purportedly trapped in the on-going conflict between Israel and Hamas. "The general public is, therefore, advised to disregard the circulating video clip and remain assured that the Ghanaian community in Israel is safe at the moment," the Embassy said.
October 12, 2023 14:01 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 11 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThere are reports that the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is set to announce a new shakeup of his government. According to a report by The Dispatch newspaper, it has gathered credible information that the president will embark on the reshuffle exercise soon. The exercise, which the paper described as the last major reshuffle by President Nana Akufo-Addo before the presidential and parliamentary elections of 2024, will have Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, still untouched. However, the paper reports that a major victim of the impending reshuffling exercise will be the Minister of Energy and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. The report also indicated that a Deputy Minister of Finance, John Kumah, is likely to be elevated to the status of a substantive minister of a ministry.
October 11, 2023 16:03 UTC
Nasiba Bawa, a protester who gained prominence for her plea for healthcare reform during a recent protest, has lost her job. In an interview with JoyNews, which went viral, she criticized the healthcare system, particularly highlighting the death of a 24-year-old patient due to the inability to afford treatment costs. Her interview stirred discussions, particularly about her plight of kidney disease patients at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. "If I knew the company was partisan, then maybe I could say that...but I don't know it is partisan. I wasn't rebuked for going to the protest; my uncle said that there is a price to pay for everything," she stated.
October 11, 2023 16:02 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 10 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe University of Ghana (UG) has issued a warning to students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) below 1.00, indicating its intention to have them expelled. The university indicated that the decision to potentially expel students with CGPAs below 1.00 is seen as a measure to ensure that students meet the minimum academic requirements expected of them. “Presently the minimum CGPA prescribed for the above-listed Colleges is 1.00,” part of the statement read. “In this report, current level 200 and level 300 students are hereby directed to review their academic performance from their online provisional transcript in their MISWeb. The Cumulative Grade Point Average, (CGPA) system is a common method of assessing students' overall academic performance, calculated based on their grades in various courses throughout their academic journey.
October 11, 2023 05:41 UTC
This includes 499 students who were previously denied admission into the Ghana School of Law two years ago but later gained admission after a series of protests and appeals. The leadership of the 2023 batch of students at the Ghana School of Law has expressed their satisfaction with the impressive pass rate in this year's call to the Bar examination. For the first time, we are going to have over 900 students called to the Ghana bar. "We have a mini-call, and it's expected that next year these students will be offered the opportunity to sit for the supplementary exams. When they are successful, they will be called to the bar."
October 10, 2023 19:54 UTC
None of the elders have the right to sell land when there is no Offinsohene, specifically when it is the Offinsohene who must sign off the sale. "Offinso Hemaa you are aware of this, be very careful… I would never allow you to cause the downfall of Offinso,” Otumfuo stated through his linguists in an audiotape of his Asantemen court sitting shared by Royal Palace Multimedia. A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), Dr K. K. Sarpong, a candidate selected by the Queen Mother of Offinso with the support of some elders has been rejected by Otumfuo. According to Otumfuo, it is rather wrong for the queen mother to present K. K. Sarpong as a candidate by virtue of royal bloodline while history and tradition tell otherwise. Otumfuo has thus warned Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko and the elders of Offinso to put forth their candidate through the appropriate channel or risk having him rejected permanently.
October 10, 2023 16:54 UTC
COP retired Alex George Mensah, one of the key witnesses in the alleged plot to depose the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has stated that he will be vindicated at the conclusion of the parliamentary committee's work. During his recent appearance before the committee, COP retired Alex George Mensah stated that the IGP lacks the competence to head the Ghana Police Service. Speaking to TV3 News before the committee resumes hearing today, October 10, 2023, COP retired Alex George Mensah expressed hope that the truth will be revealed shortly. And I hope, we will wait until the committee comes out with their report, then everybody will know the truth,” COP retired Alex George Mensah said. On September 7, the Police Service took decisive action by interdicting COP retired Alex Mensah and the other two high-ranking officers, Superintendent George Asare and Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi.
October 10, 2023 12:43 UTC
General News of Monday, 9 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe police have initiated an investigation into the death of Bennet Adomah Agyekum, the proprietor of the renowned Kikibees Restaurant, located at Madina, in the Greater Accra Region. He was promptly transported to a medical facility for urgent medical attention, but tragically, he was pronounced dead upon arrival, it added. The statement also indicated that in order to facilitate further examination and investigation, the body of Bennet Adomah Agyekum has been placed in the custody of the Police Hospital morgue. Below is the statement:POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF MALE ADULT AT MADINA-OGBOJOThe Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of one Bennet Adomah Agyekum at Madina in the Greater Accra Region. The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy while investigation continues.
October 09, 2023 20:24 UTC
“The NPP tradition, as far as I know, does not believe that political power should be entrusted into the hands of one individual or a group of individuals and their family, friends, and concubines. Apparently, they have what it takes to get their friends and favourites appointed to prominent and powerful positions in society. “We are being served with a variation of ‘family, friends, and concubines government,’ and control of the press not through violence but through bribery and intimidation. The NPP tradition, as far as I know, does not believe that political power should be entrusted into the hands of one individual or a group of individuals and their family, friends, and concubines. We are being served with a variation of “family, friends, and concubines government”, and control of the press not through violence but through bribery and intimidation.
October 09, 2023 09:39 UTC
General News of Sunday, 8 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comPresidential Staffer Nana Hesse Ogyiri has justified the invasion of UTV studios by alleged NPP members and individuals on Saturday, October 7. According to him, the NPP wrote a petition to the station raising concerns about the show but it was ignored. When the NPP wrote a petition to the station raising concerns about the show.......it was opening thorn into pieces on LIVE television. This comes after alleged thugs affiliated with the ruling NPP stormed the studios of UTV on Saturday, October 7, 2023, abruptly halting the live broadcast of United Showbiz. Meanwhile, the police have arrested 16 persons at the premises of UTV, and investigations are currently ongoing.
October 08, 2023 20:22 UTC
Their actions follow a decision by A Plus to shred a letter addressed to the management of UTV by the NPP on live television. The letter demanded reforms to the United Showbiz program. The musician and activist, on September 30, 2023, read a copy of the letter during the September 30 broadcast and strongly criticized its content and the propriety of its issuance. He referred to the letter as "useless" and argued that such letters continued to tarnish the reputation of the NPP, potentially undermining clear constitutional provisions regarding media independence. Below is the video of the incident that happened a week ago:TWI NEWSYou can also watch GhanaWeb news headlines in Twi hereAW
October 08, 2023 14:42 UTC
General News of Sunday, 8 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeyoo Agyemang Badu II, in the next edition of The Lowdown on GhanaWebTV, has some interesting takes on LGBTQ. According to him, he would not allow the history, law, and traditions of Ghana to be tampered with. Osagyefo Oseadeyoo Agyemang Badu II, among other topics discussed, explained why he has a problem with the title ‘Asantehene’. Dormahene also speaks about football in the next episode of The Lowdown. Make a date with Daniel Oduro on Monday, October 9, 2023, for the second part of the Dormaahene’s.
October 08, 2023 13:13 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 8 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaian gospel musician, Sonnie Badu has shared what he describes as a harrowing experience after some alleged thugs evaded the premises of Accra-based United Television on Saturday evening. Sonnie Badu in a video posted shared that, “We had a serious security alert and my team decided against me going on the show. Subsequent videos shared on social media depict a chaotic scene within the UTV studio, with several men calling out for A Plus. "We are waiting for A Plus today... A Plus has to explain to us why he tore our paper from the NPP party. Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has arrested some 16 individuals involved in the invasion of UTV's studios with investigations into the unfortunate incident commenced.
October 08, 2023 08:58 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 7 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comWeekly entertainment analysis programme United Showbiz is live with host, MzGee ‘presiding.’Her guests this week include usual suspects Kwame A Plus, Whitney Boakye, Vida Adutwumwaa and Mr Logic. Completing the set are gospel artistes Sonnie Badu and Nicholas Omane Acheampong. The show which was supposed to started at 9pm was initially halted after a group of thugs allegedly affiliated to the ruling New Patriotic Party invaded the studio. Police have since arrested 16 members of the group paving way for the show to continue. Watch a livestream of the show below:
October 07, 2023 23:29 UTC
Politics of Friday, 6 October 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comNew Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong, has opened up about bitterness he harbors against some Members of Parliament, particularly those he claims to have helped in the past. Agyapong expressed his disappointment, saying that despite his support, Obeng-Boateng is now campaigning against him. And then one of them asked him why, and he said Kennedy Agyapong doesn't know how to talk,” he added. I left his place at 1:00 a.m. for this man to tell me that I don’t know how to talk. Kennedy will contest for the NPP flagbearership slot along with three other contenders including Dr Bawumia, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Francis Addai-Nimoh.
October 06, 2023 14:07 UTC