Gov’t introduces bill to ban importation of second-hand cars

The government of Ghana has sent a bill to parliament which when passed will ensure a ban is imposed on the importation of aged cars to Ghana. Explaining the purpose of the bill, Majority Leader of Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said: “The Customs Amendment Bill, I’m just giving you what these bills are meant to achieve, […]

“Legalize Prostitution” – Fuse ODG urges Government

Fuse ODG has urged the Ghanaian Government to consider legalizing prostitution. The popular Ghanaian music star Fuse Odg was recently engaged in an interrogation with Joy FM on the topic whether or not prostitution should be legalized in Ghana. This topic has been on the grounds for a while now and the UK-based Ghanaian artiste, […]

Government procures 54,445 beds for Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Education announces through its Director of Communications the purchase of beds, mattresses and chairs to be distributed to schools across the country. In a statement issued November 22, Ekow Vincent Assafuah said the items are to aid the government’s social welfare programme, Free Senior High School education. He stated that Ejisuman SHS, […]

Reinstate PDS by October 30 or lose $190m – US govt threatens Ghana

The US government is threatening sanctions against Ghana over the termination of the controversial Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited deal with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). Government in a letter dated October 18, 2019 to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced the termination of the agreement which came into effect on March 1, […]

Gov’t seeks To Add GHS6.4bn To 2019 Budget

The government of Ghana is seeking approval for extra expenditure of some GHS 6.4billion in its Mid-Year Review and Supplementary Estimates. This was contained in the Order of Business of Parliament on Monday, 29 July 2019 ahead of the Mid-Year Review Budget presentation to parliament by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. In November last year, parliament […]

Uganda to issue cattle with ‘birth certificates’ By Class

The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing birth certificates for the animals so their products can be traced. Mr Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on Tuesday said the international market demands that all countries producing food for the European market should have […]

Sell Woyome’s properties to pay debt to the state – Supreme Court orders

A single Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Alfred Benin, has ordered that several properties identified as belonging to the embattled businessman Alfred Woyome, be sold to off set some 51 Million Ghana Cedis judgement debt paid illegally to him by the State. The properties are two executive buildings located at Trassaco in Accra, the […]

Create more jobs for youth – Kwesi Arthur to gov’t

Ghanaian rapper Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior, known in the entertainment industry as Kwesi Arthur, has appealed to the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government to create more jobs for the youth. Although the government says it has employed some 100,000 young graduates through the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo), Kwesi Arthur wants more jobs to be made available. […]

Gov’t Bans Use Of Private Accounts To Send Official E-Mails

Cabinet has given approval for the Ministry of Communications to migrate all public sector workers to the dedicated government of Ghana domain for official business. Consequently, the government has introduced a new measure banning all public officials from using their private emails for transacting official duties. The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made […]