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African governments urged to invest more in malaria control

Africa is home to 93 per cent of the world’s malaria cases, and accounts for 94 per cent of global malaria deaths, with the economic burden estimated to be up to $12 billion annually. This, according to UNICEF data, continues to slow the Continent’s growth by more than one per …

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21-year-old man stabbed to death

What began as a mere exchange of words between two friends has cost the life of a 21-year-old Emmanuel Ato Simpson at Effia in the Effia Kwesiminstim Municipality of the Western Region. The deceased according to an eyewitness was stabbed many times and thrown into the Effia main drain at …

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Court remands man who allegedly assaults girlfriend to death

Philip Caesar Kumah, who is alleged to have beaten his girlfriend to death, has been remanded into Police custody after he appeared before a Ho District Court. Philip’s plea was not taken and is to reappear on March 25, this year. The Prosecution prayed the Court presided over by Mr …

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Supreme Court dismisses petitioner’s review application on EC chair

The Supreme Court has affirmed its decisions not to compel Mrs Jean A. Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, (EC) to testify in the Election 2020 Petition trial. This was after it unanimously dismissed a review application of John Dramani Mahama, the Petitioner, challenging the decision of the Court not …

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Ghana FDA, Cuba discuss production of COVID-19 vaccine

Mrs Delese Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has met with Mr Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, to discuss progress on the development of Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccine. A statement issued by the FDA in Accra on Thursday, explained that the meeting followed an …

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ET Mensah elected Council of State member for Greater Accra region

Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, a former Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, has been elected as the Council of State member for the Greater Accra Region. He secured 58 votes representing 100 per cent of the total valid votes cast while his contenders, Mr Michael Kofi Mensah and Mr John …

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Parliament: Let’s embed Rawlings’s values in the national psyche

As the nation prepares for the funeral of late President Jerry John Rawlings from Monday, January 25, Parliament has insisted that his values of probity, responsibility, discipline and accountability be embedded in the national psyche. Eulogising the former President by the legislators on Friday, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Leader of …

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Mahama prays Supreme Court to stay proceedings in Election Petition

The National Democratic Congress flagbearer John Dramani Mahama has filed a stay of proceedings in the ongoing Election 2020 Petition case at the Supreme Court. The court has therefore fixed January 28 to hear the application for stay of execution. The apex court of the land on January 19, this …

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Akufo-Addo refutes Special Prosecutor’s allegations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has controverted allegations by the country’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, that he (President’s) interfered in his work. A nine-paged response issued on Tuesday by Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the President, in reaction to the issues raised by Mr Amidu in his resignation letter, said …

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NPP to empower anti-corruption institutions  

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will continue to improve on the institutional and legislative reforms to strengthen the capacity of governance and anti-corruption institutions to deter, detect, and prosecute corrupt officials, if it wins the December polls. “Our next four years will continue to pursue reforms to strengthen governance institutions, …

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