Author Archives: VibeGhana

Rename a house in Parliament after Bagbin- Some Western Chiefs

Following a request by some Constituency Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Tema East Constituency to be renamed after Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, some traditional rulers are asking that that request be revised higher. They want a Committee block in Parliament House, rather than a Constituency, to be named after the longest serving MP in ...

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University of Ghana saddened by the death of Kofi Annan

The University of Ghana says it is deeply saddened by the death of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and its immediate past Chancellor, Kofi Annan. A statement signed by Ms Stella A Amoa, Director of Public Affairs, said the Principal Officers – Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, the Chancellor, Professor Yaw Twumasi, Chairman of the University Council and Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, ...

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Ebony Magazine team to tour Ghana

A team of writers and photographers from Ebony Magazine, an iconic African-American magazine, would embark on a week tour of Ghana starting from August 21 to 29. The team would visit a number of tourism attraction sites and pay courtesy calls on some traditional rulers in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions. Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, ...

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Driver jailed 12 years for having sex with 14-year-old

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced William Kwasi Okyere a driver to 12 years imprisonment for having sex with a 14-year-old girl at Teshie in Accra. Okyere had pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku however found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly. This ...

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Dr Obengfo’s alleged murder case duplicate docket before AG

Duplicate docket on the alleged murder case involving Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, Proprietor of Obengfo Hospital at Weija, has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice, Prosecution told the Court on Thursday. Detective Sergeant Rose Animah who held brief for the substantive prosecutor, told an Accra Central District Court that the police was waiting for the said advice ...

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HIV/AIDS claims 97 lives in Ghana’s Central Region

Ninety-seven people including six children below 15 years were killed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease in the Central Region in 2017. Five teenage pregnant girls also tested HIV positive and were put under strict surveillance to protect their babies from contracting the disease. Mrs Margaret Schandof-Woode, Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) who announced ...

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We need to reconsider law on Ghana Card, Agbodza urges government

Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu, has reiterated the call on government to reconsider the law excluding the use voter identification card for registration for the Ghana Card. He said the law, in its present form stated that only Birth Certificate, Ghanaian Passport or Driving License would be accepted as proof of Ghanaian citizenship, which could deny “majority” ...

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Tributes begin to pour in for the late Annan

Tributes are pouring in for Ghana’s celebrated diplomat – former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died in the early hours of Saturday in the Swiss capital, Berne, at the age of 80. He passed on in a hospital after a short illness, with the wife Nane Marie Lagergren and their Children, Anna, Kojo and Nina by his side. ...

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Parliament to probe collapse local banks

The Finance Committee of Parliament is ready to conduct investigations into circumstances that has led to the collapse of seven local banks since 2017. As part of the probe, the committee is expected to summon the Bank of Ghana (BoG), KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and shareholders of the collapsed banks to appear before its hearing slated for September 5 ...

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Manyo Plange to fight for IBO title next month

Ghana’s Jesse Manyo Plange, would return to the ring on September 29, to fight Michael Dasmarinas from Philippines, in Indonesia. The former member of the national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers, would seek to defeat the current International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World Bantamweight champion to give Ghana another world title. Plange, who is undefeated in 17 fights with 15 ...

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FIFA\GoG agree to discontinue liquidation process against GFA

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Government of Ghana, has agreed to discontinue the process of winding up the Ghana Football Association (GFA), through a liquidation process. However, this would be dependent on the fulfillment of certain conditions agreed by the two bodies after the meeting This was agreed on Thursday, August 16, in a crucial meeting ...

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Government to seek audience with FIFA

The Government of Ghana has reiterated its intention to engage with the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), following a directive by the later to the former to discontinue the dissolution process against the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Ghana risked being suspended from all related football activities by FIFA, if the case is not withdrawn by Monday, August 27, 2018, ...

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