In The Spotlight
By Frank Amponsah
The President, His Excellency Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo has made a commitment to ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in the whole of Africa by the end of his four years tenure.
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that the processes leading up to the creation of the Ahafo Region would be completed within 18 months.
In the wake of the hue-and-cry surrounding the 9.7 billion cedis, equivalence of USD2.25 Billion domestic bond issue of the Government of Ghana, the Ministry of Finance has been categorical in its response, that the allegations by the Minority in Parliament were “maliciously designed to malign and negate the positive news and rave reviews this landmark transaction has garnered, both locally and internationally”.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme at Goaso, in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of its Manifesto Promise.
By Frank Amponsah
Ghana is charting a new path of unity towards the growth and development agenda of the people with the three living former presidents leading this great course.
Yesterday, the country witnessed a historic moment when ex-presidents President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo invited the three former presidents, Excellences, Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama to the meeting at the presidency. Its purpose was to seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to take.
Pursuant to Government’s commitment to clean its payroll, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta yesterday, directed for the names of 26,589 public sector workers to be removed from the payroll commencing April 2017, for failure to register on
The vice president has touted the current government as achieving what previous administrations have failed to do, mentioning the cedi's appreciation and fiscal consolidation as major feats.
The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump's new travel ban.
Judge Derrick Watson's ruling means Mr Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is contested in court.
A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday.
Mr Navalny was among several hundred people who were detained in connection with the rallies across the country.