BUSINESS

Banks reject voters, national identification card for transactions

Information gathered by THE MEDIA indicates many banks are rejecting the new voters and national identification card as a form of identification in opening accounts and undertaking transactions. It is however not the fault of the banks as both the voters and national identification cards have not been validated. THE …

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Containers cannot be stolen at Port – Customs

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority on Thursday said Cargo Containers cannot be stolen from the country’s seaports. The division said “It is virtually impossible for containers to be stolen at the Port under any circumstances. Mr George Tettey, Chief Revenue Officer in charge of State Warehouse at …

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Explainer: How EC has judicially ‘refused’ to respond to petitioners

  During their press briefing of February 11, 2021, spokespersons for the legal team of petitioner John Dramani Mahama, claimed that the Electoral Commission was refusing ‘accountability’ in the ongoing election petition. Led by former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, the petitioner’s spokespersons cited a number of instances during the …

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Ghana’s debt stock hits GH¢286.9 billion

Ghana is running out of fiscal space as its debt-to-GDP ratio reached 74% at the end of 2020. Latest economic and financial data released by the Central Bank put the country’s debt stock at GH¢286.9 billion. This figure is the highest in nearly four years, following early attempts to cushion …

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Nose masks sales increase in Kumasi

Nose mask sellers in Kumasi Central Business District are making good sales, following the resurgence of the spread of the coronavirus and re-opening of schools by the government. They told the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi that demand for the item had gone up, making their business attractive. A visit …

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Akufo-Addo responds to John Mahama’s amended election petition

  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, through his lawyers, filed a response to the amended election petition of the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama. Henry Nana Boakye who is a spokesperson of the president’s legal team in an interview with Citi News monitored by …

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List: The seven justices hearing Mahama’s election petition

  Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah will lead a panel of seven justices hearing the 2020 presidential election petition filed by former president John Dramani Mahama. The petition is challenging the successful reelection of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The president and Electoral Commission are the respondents in the case. The …

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Akufo-Addo’s boys wanted Bagbin to lose – Apaak

  The praises being showered on Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin by some members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been described by Dr. Clement Abas Apaak as hypocritical. The Member of Parliament for Builsa South is claiming that the former Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Gabby Otchere Darko, …

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NPP candidate challenges Savelugu parliamentary results in court

  A petition challenging the election results in the Savelugu Constituency in the Northern Region has been filed at a High Court in Tamale. The suit filed on January 8, 2021, by the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Savelugu, Muhammed Abdul-Samed Gunu, had the Electoral Commission (EC) as the first respondent. …

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Election of Speaker: Carlos Ahenkorah snatches ballot sheets

    Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, the Member of Parliament-elect for Tema West snatched some ballot papers during counting. After the counting of votes for Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye was done, the MP-elect snatched the ballot papers from the Clerks-at-table and bolted with it. Prior to the snatching of the ballot …

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Court grants injunction against NDC MP-elect for Assin North

  The Cape Coast High court has granted an injunction suit against the Member of Parliament-elect for the Assin North Constituency, James Gyakye Quayson. The court has ruled that the budding MP cannot hold himself out as the MP-elect for the constituency. This follows a petition filed by one Michael …

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Lawyer explains why an Accra Magistrate Court is after 20 NDC MPs

  Lawyer and Law Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Dr. Kweku Agyemang Budu has opined that it is likely that NDC MPs were charged with unlawful assembly because of the tensed atmosphere that characterized the post-election period. In an interview with Samuel Eshun, he …

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Kofi Adams sued over Buem parliamentary election

The legitimacy of Kofi Adams as Member of Parliament-elect for the Buem Constituency is being challenged by thirteen persons from the constituency. The constituents, according to Citi News have filed a suit arguing that Kofi Adams cannot hold himself as MP for the constituency since they and thousands of voters …

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