Mali coup: Hand over to a civilian leader – ECOWAS orders the Military

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has advised the military in Mali to return to civilian rule in the coming days. The chairman, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, stated that the meeting with Mali’s new military junta headed by Col. Assimi Goita was progressive. Col. Assimi Goita was reported to have left the shores […]

Drone pilot drowns in Offin River

A drone pilot working under the Sustainable Land and Water Management Program with the Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation in the Ashanti region has drowned in the Offin River.   Isaac Ofosu died while the anti-illegal small scale mining taskforce was chasing after illegal miners on the Offin River at Dunkwa in the […]

5% COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX REDUCTION TAKES EFFECT TODAY

The reduction of the Communications Services Tax (CST) to four percent takes effect today Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The government in 2018 increased the CST charge from 6% to 9% after the finance minister announced it in the Supplementary Budget. However, almost a year after taking the decision, the government under Akufo-Addo has backtracked on […]

ECOWAS TO HOLD A MEETING IN GHANA TOWARDS RESOLVING MALIAN POLITICAL CRISIS

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will on Tuesday, September 15, hold a crunch meeting involving key stakeholders in the Malian political crisis at the Peduase Lodge, Aburi of the Eastern Region. The extraordinary meeting is expected to dialogue on ways of returning Mali to constitutional rule. […]

Gov’t begins stakeholder consultation on Agyapa deal

Government has started engagement with relevant stakeholders on the Agyapa Royalties arrangement. The Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide disclosed this in a press conference in Accra today.   According to the Deputy Minister, the reason government has started engagement with relevant stakeholders, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), traditional rulers and Faith-Based organizations was […]

531, 705 CANDIDATES TO WRITE BECE IN 2,007 CENTRES

This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will commence on September 14, with a total number of 531,705 candidates in 2,007 examination centres across the country.   A West African Examination Council (WAEC) data made available to the Ghana News Agency indicated that 269,419 of the candidates are males and 262,286, females.The Ashanti Region presented […]

KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE OPENED ON SEPTEMBER 1 – AKUFO-ADDO

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This is after a thorough work by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health. Akufo-Addo made this known during his 16th televised […]

GHS TO ORGANIZE TWO MASS POLIO VACCINATION THIS YEAR

The Ghana Health Service is to organize two rounds of polio immunization this year to help eradicate the virus identified at 150 surveillance sites across the country. The first immunization would run between 10 and 13 September and the second round between 8 and 10 October this year. This was disclosed by the Deputy Eastern […]