President Akufo-Addo appeals to banks to reduce lending rates

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated calls to the banking industry to reduce their lending rates to enable the private sector access funds to grow their businesses. He bemoaned the fact that despite the drop in inflation coupled with the reduction in the Policy rate by the Bank of Ghana, lending rates still remain high. He appealed […]

Encourage youth to contribute to development – President to MMDCEs

President Akufo-Addo says Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives must be the game changers in the Districts and encourage people especially the youth to stay and contribute to development rather than migrating to the capital.  Speaking at an orientation and capacity building for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, in Accra, President Akufo-Addo asked them to find […]

Kenyan tea workers take UK company to court

Tea workers in Kenya have filed a case against multi-national company Unilever in the UK’s Supreme Court for allegedly failing to protect them during the violence that followed the 2007 elections in which  more than one thousand people were killed. They say Unilever failed to respect its own human rights policy during the attacks. Court […]

Gay Zimbabwe teacher resigns after death threats

A Gay Teacher at a Top Private School in Zimbabwe has been forced to resign after receiving death threats and threats of legal action from parents. Neal Hovelmeier, who is also a Deputy Headmaster,who came out publicly over his sexuality at an Assembly at Saint John’s College in Harare sparked outrage from some parents in […]

Chinese Ambassador allays fears over StarTimes deal

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang has allayed fears that StarTimes deal with Ghana will lead to takeover of the Ghanaian Broadcasting industry. He said China respect the sovereignty of countries it deals with and therefore any deal it enters into with Ghana will not be adverse. Mr Wan was speaking at Akweibu in […]

Wa: Persons with disability receive support

The Wa East District Assembly has given some items and money to 64 physically challenged persons in the district, in line with the two percent budgetary allocation of the District Assembly Common Fund for the disabled. The support valued at GH¢75,584 is to give a leg to the recipients in respect of their income generating […]

US impose sanctions on Chinese military

US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged inference in US politics. China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles. Relations between […]

eSwatini Goes To Polls Today

The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, ruled by an absolute monarch, goes to the polls today. Critics describe the elections as a sham but supporters say it is a unique blend of tradition and politics. Political parties are banned from the election, and about five hundred thousand eligible voters must choose from individual Candidates who are […]

Minority NDC to Campaign Against Special Petroleum Tax

The Minority National Democratic Congress, (NDC) in Parliament says government’s justification of the petroleum hikes does not go down well and to this end have vowed to campaign vigorously against the Special Petroleum Tax until it is scrapped. The Special Petroleum Tax initially 17.5 was placed on petroleum products by the previous governments in 2015, but […]

CPP to hold spiritual exercise in memory of Ghana's First President

Today is “Founder’s Day”, a day set aside to celebrate the birthday of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah the founding father of Ghana. This holiday is also known as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day. As the country commemorates the day, the National Chairman of the CPP, Professor Edmund Delle will this morning lead a delegation […]