Home / General News (page 20)

General News

Police deny arrest of arsonist

The Accra Regional Police Command has denied that a man behind some market fires in some parts of Ghana has been arrested. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Command, told the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday. She said somebody somewhere …

Read More »

Government will ensure COVID-19 vaccines deployed in Ghana are effective and safe – Akufo-Addo

The Government has given the assurance that it would ensure the newly-developed COVID-19 vaccines that would be deployed in the country are effective and safe for Ghanaians. To that end, government had constituted a team of experts from relevant institutions and experiences, working assiduously towards the procurement and deployment of …

Read More »

Bank of Ghana to unwind countercyclical measures in financial sector – Governor

Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana has hinted of plans to undo all countercyclical measures implemented in the financial sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow for the proper functioning of the system. He has, therefore, charged banks to remain vigilant, upgrade staff capabilities and improve …

Read More »

Two Nigerians in court over human trafficking

Two persons accused of conspiring to sell a 19-year old Nigerian for two million Naira have been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court. Monday John, unemployed, and Fidelis Haruna, a tiler, have been charged with conspiracy. Monday is facing an additional charge of human trafficking. They have …

Read More »

Police re-arrest alleged secessionists after court discharged them

There was drama at an Accra Circuit Court when thirty-two alleged secessionists discharged by the court were re-arrested and escorted to the Police headquarters When the case was called on Monday, the Prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, informed the Court that they were withdrawing the …

Read More »

Ghana’s COVID-19 active cases reduce marginally from 1,139 to 946 – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the country is currently witnessing a stable daily COVID-19 infection rates of between 130 and 100 cases. He informed that a total number of active cases had reduced marginally from 1,139, as at Friday, November 6, 2020, to 946 as at Friday, December 18 …

Read More »

Four persons, including two policemen arrested for allegedly selling firearms, ammunition

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested four persons including; two policemen for trading in firearms. The policemen are; Lance Corporals Emmanuel Abusah Yao and Sulayman Yusuf stationed at Visibility Headquarters, Accra. Their accomplices are; one Dokpor, a driver and Abdul Samed Yussif a.k.a Matata, a trader. Deputy Superintendent of …

Read More »

EC to initiate process to create new constituency in Guan

The Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed that it will initiate processes leading to the creation of a new constituency in the Guan district when the 8th Parliament commences. At the just-ended general election, the EC could not hold elections for registered voters in the Guan District to elect a Member …

Read More »

COVID-19 brought challenges and opportunities into Ghana’s food systems

Madam Patricia Blankson Akakpo, Programme Manager, Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) has said the COVID-19 has impacted the country’s food systems. She said even though there were challenges, it has also created opportunities, which stakeholders have adopted to stay afloat. Madam Akakpo speaking at the stakeholders meeting said …

Read More »

Ghana Somubi Dwumadie launches GH¢11m grant fund for civil society

The Ghana Somubi Dwumadie (Ghana Participation Programme), has launched its second call for proposals. Under this call for proposals, the programme plans to award grants totalling GH¢11 million. Ghana Somubi Dwumadie is a four-year disability programme in Ghana, with a specific focus on mental health and funded with UKAid from …

Read More »