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Committee launches report on performance of Sixth Parliament

Prof. Akilakpa Sawyerr

PROFESSOR AKILAKPA Sawyerr, Chairman of the Steering Committee of STAR-Ghana, a multi donor pooled organisation, has presented a report on the performance of Sixth Parliament of the fourth Republic in Accra. The report was focused on three functions: Executive Oversight roles of Members of Parliament (MPs) and Parliament; Representative function …

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Profile of Ag IGP David Asante Appeatu

David Asante-Appeatu, Acting Inspector-General of Police

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Commissioner of Police David Asante-Appeatu as the Acting Inspector-General of Police. Mr Asante-Appeatu, who until his appointment, was the Director-General of Research and Planning of the Ghana Police Service.  He would act in that capacity pending the reconstitution of the Council of State …

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Ghana will work — President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

MOHAMMED AWAL PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he continues to be an “unrepentant optimist” in the prospects of Ghana. This, according to him, is evident in the calibre of people he had proposed for national office. “Already the Ghanaian people are seeing the quality of the people that I …

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VRA, GRIDCO, ECG debunk  fears of dumsor

THE THREE power providers in the country, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) and the Electricty Company of Ghana (ECG) have announced there will be a generation shortfall of 230MW from the AMERI plant whose operations depend solely on gas supply from the Ghana National Gas Company …

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Ghanaians in Namibia bid farewell to High Commissioner

Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah (L) receiving a carved map of Africa from Dr. Fynn (right) and Her Excellency Anita Kiki Gbeho, Resident Rep of the UN in Namibia (middle)

THE ASSOCIATION of Ghanaians resident in Windhoek, Namibia, over the weekend organized a send-off for the outgoing High Commissioner, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah whose tour of duty ended on January 7, 2016. He was homeward-bound after serving for two-and-a-half years. The President of the Association, Dr. Edward Fynn, a medical …

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Minority should’ve boycotted vetting over Suhuyini gag – Amaliba

Member of the legal team of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Abraham Amaliba

KOBINA WELSING A MEMBER of the legal team of the opposition National Democratic Congress Abraham Amaliba has slammed minority members in parliament for failing to stage a walkout from Monday’s vetting in support of colleague, Alhassan Suhuyini. The Tamale North lawmaker was ruled out by the chairman of the committee …

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Disapprove Otiko Djaba over ‘sexist attack’ on EC boss: NDC Women Urges Parliament

Mrs Felicia Mekpoi Bortey, NDC Greater Accra Regional Women Organisation

Felix Engsalige Nyaaba THE GREATER Accra Regional Women’s wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has called on the Vetting Committee of parliament and the entire parliament to disapprove the nomination of Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, National Women’s Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a Minister of …

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Suhuyini apologises to appointment Committee: For losing temper

Alhassan Suhuyini, MP for Tamale North

THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini has apolosised to Joe Osei Owusu, chairman of the Appointment Committee of Parliament for losing his temper during the vetting of the Energy Minister designate Boakye Agyarko last Monday January 23, 2017. The former host of Radio Gold’s Alhaji and …

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Violent extremism in prisons: Behind bars, but not locked up

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director UNODC

Yury Fedotov VIOLENT EXTREMISM today presents a chilling challenge to the world’s prison correction communities. AnisAmri, shot dead before Christmas by Italian police after killing 12 people in the Berlin terrorist attack, was allegedly radicalised in prison. His story follows a shocking trajectory that enables murderous terrorism due to the …

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Mahama dismisses false UN appointment story

Ex-Prez John Mahama

FORMER PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has dismissed media reports over a new appointment with the United Nations (UN). Some media houses in the country reported on Sunday that the former president had been appointed to co-chair a session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with the Prime Minister Erna Solberg of …

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