General News of Thursday, 28 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP holds constituency electionsAggrieved electorates at Okaikwei South vent their spleen on policeOur album arrived late, Okaikwei South vice chairpersonThe First Vice Chairperson of the New Patriotic Party in the Okaikwei South constituency, William Sangmor, has said he and other executives, along with the security officials dispatched to the area had a tough time controlling some electorates during the election of constituency executives on Thursday. Sangmor explained further that the rather short period of notice for the elections meant that they had very little time to even attempt rectifying the situation. So, yesterday, it was around 4pm before we got the album and when we got it, we brought it to the constituency when the electorates realized that they’re not part of it. Eventually, he added, it became quite difficult, even with the help of the police, to get the aggrieved electorates under control. “But looking at the timeframe, there is nothing much that we can do.
April 28, 2022 22:11 UTC
According to him, the government’s fight against corruption may become difficult as most workers do not live on their current salaries. Speaking during the launch of the Professor Mike Oquaye Centre for Constitutional Studies at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Prof. Oquaye called for enhanced programs that would see to the computerization of all aspects of administration. He further called for living wage policies to be implemented in order to curb the incidents of corruption in the country. This is an ostrich approach which will never solve any problem,” Prof. Oquaye added. Watch Mike Oquaye speak about it:
April 28, 2022 21:17 UTC
A former Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has bemoaned the lack of living wage policies in the country especially for salaried workers. According to him, the government’s fight against corruption may become difficult as most workers do not live on their current salaries. Speaking during the launch of the Professor Mike Oquaye Centre for Constitutional Studies at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Prof. Oquaye called for enhanced programs that would see to the computerization of all aspects of administration. “Time frames should be set for all public duties and penalties prescribed for non-compliance. He further called for living wage policies to be implemented in order to curb the incidents of corruption in the country.
April 28, 2022 17:40 UTC
Describing the report as a rehash of concerns raised over the years by local activists, Prof Aning indicated that the US human rights report should not be treated as a novelty. He said, this implies that the works of the various activists in the country are not appreciated. “But we’ve raised these concerns before that of the United States so, what is the big deal here? 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released by the United States Department of State. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
April 28, 2022 09:33 UTC
A team of Electricity Company of Ghana officials have reportedly stormed the Parliament of Ghana to cut power supply over debt owed the distribution company by the legislative house. ECG Taskforce on March 14, 2022, disconnected power supply to Terminal 3 and other offices of the Kotoka International Airport over unpaid bills. According to sources, the management of KIA owed ECG close to GHC49 million in unpaid bills. Other agencies that have suffered power cuts by EC include the Accra Sports Stadium managed by the National Sports Authority. Meanwhile, Starrfm.com reports that the ECG Taskforce currently in parliament are awaiting the departure of the Speaker from the house to disconnect power supply to parliament.
April 28, 2022 08:56 UTC
As part of measures to deal with the current economic hardships the country is facing including the high cost of fuel and the depreciation of the cedi, government announced, effective April, salaries of government appointees will be slashed by 30%. It is in this light that the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has written to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) to begin the deductions from source. Meanwhile President Akufo-Addo noted that government is capable of implementing home-grown solutions to the current economic challenges of the country. Source: ghanaweb.comDisclaimer : Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
April 28, 2022 08:56 UTC
According to the former rector of GIMPA, the government should fire all striking workers and replace them with the military as a stop-gap measure as it recruits their replacements. Prof. Adei described the neutrality allowance as a type of bribe that the government had agreed to pay to workers despite the economic headwinds the country was facing. While admitting the importance of CLOGSAG, Prof. Adei stressed that they needed to aver their minds to the current economic situation. Neutrality allowance is defined as an allowance paid to civil and local government workers to prevent them from engaging in partisanship while conducting their affairs when they are in their various offices. However, the government has agreed to pay the 'Neutrality Allowance' during the last quarter of 2022
April 28, 2022 08:47 UTC
General News of Thursday, 28 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice officer dies while on dutyPolice officer allegedly shot himselfIdentity of officer unknownThe Ghana Police Service has said it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Police officer. The Police in a release signed by the Director-General of Public Affairs, DCOP Kwesi Ofori indicated that the Police Officer “allegedly shot himself while on duty on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Graphic Road, Abossey Okai, Accra. The Police in a statement said they are keeping the identity of the officer hidden until his family is informed. “In line with our standard operating procedure, the name and further details of the deceased officer have been withheld and will be communicated after his family has been formally notified of the incident,” the statement said on Wednesday, April 27.
April 28, 2022 05:51 UTC
Adwoa Safo and two other NPP MPs, Kennedy Agyapong and Henry Quartey, were recently referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament for absenting themselves for more than 15 consecutive sittings without permission. But the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, has defended the trio in an interview on Joy News channel stating that all three MPs sought permission before staying out of Parliament. He also mentioned that Adwoa Safo’s stay outside was prolonged due to her son’s surgery. “I don’t think the party will have any other position than to canvass the position of the fact that all of them sought permission before staying outside. I expect [them to be cleared by the privileges committee],” Mr. Boadu said in the interview that aired on April 26.
April 27, 2022 21:40 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 27 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comIGP reaches out to the family of the deceased car dealerPolice anti-robbery unit chase armed carjackersPolice assure public of efforts to arrest killers of Tema car dealerA car dealer identified by police as Felix Tetteh Batcha has been shot and killed by unidentified assailants at Bampo Hotel at Tema. According to police preliminary investigations, the incident occurred on Monday, April 25, 2022, at about 2 PM. The deceased, who operates his business at Tema Community 9, received a call on the day of the incident from a man who introduced himself as a medical doctor at the Tema Community 22 Polyclinic and showed interest in purchasing a car. “When they got to a spot around Bampo Hotel, the test driver stopped the vehicle and got down under the pretext of making a phone call. The police stated that it has since recovered the vehicle and is currently pursuing the suspects behind the crime.
April 27, 2022 18:28 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 27 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comNana Akomea is suggesting a Bawumia-Alan ticket for 2024He said the two are formidable to succeed Akufo-AddoBut Mpiani disagreesKwadwo Mpiani, a former Chief of Staff, has reacted to Nana Akomea's proposal for a ticket involving Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into election 2024. So that is the way I see it," Mpiani said. Nana Akomea, the Managing Director of STC, has indicated that a Bawumia-Alan ticket is the best combination for the NPP to go into the next election. But Kwadwo Mpiani noted it will be "a very difficult thing to do." It can work, it may work, but I think it is a difficult proposition, that's the way I see it," Mpiani observed.
April 27, 2022 08:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 26 April 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comCharlotte Osei sacked as EC bossFormer EC boss turns television hostChalotte Osei 'furious' over comment to be made EC ChairpersonFormer Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei, has declined calls to be appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2025. He tweeted, "@char_osei should be appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2025." Mrs. Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa were removed from office in 2018. Some concerned workers of the Electoral Commission, in July 2017 petitioned the President and the Chief Justice to begin impeachment processes against the Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei. Charlotte Osei is currently the host of Business Compass (BC) which is a transformational weekly business television show for nurturing and coaching small business owners.
April 26, 2022 11:58 UTC
According to the Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA, all was set to roll out the measure which was included in the 2022 budget of the government. So, I’m saying that they themselves [Minority] know that the case that they have before the court is not likely to go anywhere. Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, Okudzeto Ablakwa and Mahama Ayariga, filed an application before the Supreme Court challenging the process that led to the passage of the E-Levy on March 29. The E-Levy Bill was subsequently signed into law by the President days later with implementation slated for May 1, 2022. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
April 26, 2022 08:19 UTC
This win gives the French president a second term in office after he won by a 58.5% vote margin, making him the first French leader to be reelected in 20 years. To celebrate this feat by the President of France, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo wrote on his social media handles that he is optimistic Macron’s win means the future of France is secure. “Warm congratulations to His Excellency Emmanuel Macron on his historic re-election, for a 2nd term, as President of the French Republic. I am confident that the future of the French people is secure in his hands,” he wrote. President Akufo-Addo also gave the assurances of Ghana to President Macron, pledging his continued friendship with France.
April 25, 2022 22:06 UTC
According to the Member of Parliament (MP), Parliament as an institution now lacks the power to start processes that will help stop the implementation of the E-Levy, myjoyonlince.com reports. Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has said that the suit filed by the minority to get the Supreme Court to null the passage of the E-Levy was an exercise in futility because the court cannot interfere with procedures in the house. The remedy must occur at the Supreme Court so he [Majority Leader] should appreciate that,” Dafeamekpor said in an interview on JoyNews. Also, he urged the majority leader to refrain from making pronouncements on the case since the Supreme Court is yet to hear the case and give its ruling. He added that recent comments made on the case by Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu amounted to a contempt of the court.
April 25, 2022 08:55 UTC