NEWS

Castle Boys Fight Over Cash

The Boys employed by the Presidency to counter the pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), under the name, Alliance for Responsible Opposition A(FRO) are allegedly fighting among themselves over cash. AFRO, which was formed barely a month ago by elements of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with support from the National Security Co-ordinator

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Two men nabbed for offering boy for rituals

Police in Half Assini in the Western Region have arrested two galamsey operators at Amantem near Tarkwa for offering a five-year old boy to be killed for ritual purposes to boost their business. They are Francis Osafua Kojo, 25 from Menzezor near Aiyinase and Peter Amoah, 32 from Princess Town near Axim who are currently engaging in galamsey activities at Amantem

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Ghanaians are living in fear – Ursula

The Vice President of FIDA International and a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ms Ursula Owusu, has told the President that insecurity really exists in the country and that he should deal decisively with it. President John Evans Atta Mills re-stated at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Upper East Region on Saturday

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Doctors threaten industrial action

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to pay all outstanding on-call duty allowances due doctors working in public institutions by November 30, to forestall any industrial unrest. The GMA also urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to engage them to clear all the bottlenecks surrounding the impending implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure, as regards doctors and the Health sector generally

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Caf endorses Nyantakyi’s candidature for top post

CAF has approved Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi’s candidature for the executive committee of the continent’s governing body. This means Nyantakyi will stand election for the top post early next year in Sudan. He will be vying for the position of Member of the Executive Committee of CAF for Zone West B in March. Benin FA boss Moucharaf Anjorin has also applied to contest the position and his candidature has also been approved by CAF

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Man rapes friend’s 11-year-old daughter

A 47-year old lotto agent and a resident of Tafo Nyiaeso in the Kumasi Metropolis took advantage of his closeness with the father of an eleven year old girl to sexually abuse her. In order to accomplish the act, the alleged rapist sent the younger brother of the victim to buy him chewing gum and in his absence committed the act

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NPP Targets 80 Percent Ashanti Votes In 2012

The New Patriotic Party will seek to garner as much as 80 percent of popular votes from the Ashanti Region during the 2012 general elections to boost its chances of winning the presidential election. The Ashanti regional chairman of the opposition NPP, Mr F.F. Anto, who stated the ambitious projection on Asempa FM on Thursday, said the President John Evans Atta-Mills-led National Democratic Congress government has proven itself unequal to the task of building a better nation and that is the message the party is carrying to voters

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Prosecution Closes Its Case In Ya-Na Trial

Prosecution in the Ya-Na trial on Friday closed its case after failing to produce two other witnesses it had intended to testify in the matter. In all 12 witnesses have testified in the case in which 15 persons are standing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, overlord of Dagbon. Mr Anthony Rexford Wiredu, Chief State Attorney in his submission told the court that

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Five Armed Robbers Shot Dead At East Legon

Five armed robbers were gunned down Friday in a shootout with the police at Agyiringanor, East Legon in Accra. A sixth robber who survived the exchanges is assisting the police in their investigations. Hundreds of curious traders and workers gathered at the Accra Regional Police Command headquarters where the bodies of the 'wasted' robbers were first conveyed before being sent to the police hospital morgue

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I would never contest Mills for presidency – Mahama

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has for the first time spoken on his immediate political future and stated categorically that he will never contest President Mills for the 2012 presidential slot of the NDC. Speaking exclusively on Radio Ghana’s Behind the News program on Thursday, November 4, Mr Mahama indicated that he will support President Mills to excel in his first term in office so he can win convincingly a second term

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Phone Repairer Bonded For Contract Sex

A Tarkwa circuit court had bonded 28- year-old Baba Musah, a mobile phone repairer, to be of good behaviour for 12 months or in default 12 months imprisonment for having sex with another man’s wife for a fee of 6,000 Ghana cedis. He pleaded guilty

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Eight perish in road accident at Nsuaem

Eight people died on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injury when a 207 bus and a truck rammed into each other at Nsuaem on Thursday at around 2000 hours. The driver of the 207 bus was among the dead while 9 of the wounded are on admission at the Tarkwa Government Hospital. Two others are on admission at the Effia Nkanta Hospital

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Activists Press Ghana’s Parliament on New Oil Law

As Ghana remains on track to join the world's league of oil producers next month, activists are concerned that a law being debated in parliament will not do enough to protect revenue transparency. Civil society groups in Ghana have already asked the government to suspend licenses for oil exploration until the new oil and gas exploration bill is passed

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