Home » Breaking News (page 4)

Breaking News

Terrorists have targeted Ghana, be vigilant – Nat’l Security Ministry warns

The National Security Ministry is making a passionate appeal to all Ghanaians to be extra vigilant in the face of threats of terrorism. According to a statement issued by the sector minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, today Tuesday, May 17, recent attacks in neighbouring countries have made Ghana a target of extremist groups. “The Ministry of National Security will like to draw the attention of ...

Read More »

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health and Ghana’s Emergency Response

The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s mental health and well-being throughout the world, raising public concerns about increasing suicide rates. World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the COVID’s impact on the world’s mental health as “just the tip of the iceberg,” and said this was a wake-up call ...

Read More »

Lack of political will affecting passage of Affirmative Action Bill- Coalition

The Affirmative Action Bill Coalition has blamed the delay in the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law on a lack of political will by successive governments.  The Coalition argues that the continuous delay in the passage of the bill into law was affecting efforts to address the equal representation of women at all levels in the country. It ...

Read More »

GPRTU to increase fares by 30% on Friday, May 13

Commuters should expect an increase in transport fares by 30 percent come Friday, May 13. This is according to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union. According to the union, the decision is a result of an increase in fuel prices over the last few months. The union had earlier proposed that government scraps some taxes on petroleum products to cushion ...

Read More »

Journalists protest to demand press freedom in Tunisia

Tunisian journalists protested on Thursday against what they say is growing repression and intimidation against the press since President Kais Saied’s power grab last year. The demonstration was organised by the national journalists’ union, the SNJT, which has condemned authorities’ attempts to “tame” media outlets and turn them into propaganda channels. Protesters carried signs saying “our liberty depends on freedom ...

Read More »

E-levy: Panic withdrawals hit mobile money vendors – Spokesperson for Association

The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana has stated that there have been unprecedented panic withdrawals at the mobile money vending stations after five days of implementing the e-levy. Spokesperson of the Association, Charles Kwesi Addo, in an interaction with JoyNews said its members are overwhelmed by the numbers. “As at Friday even before the implementation of the levy on the 1st of ...

Read More »

Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years. The WHO believes many countries undercounted the numbers who died from Covid – only 5.4 million were reported. In India, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths, it says – ...

Read More »

COPEC predicts marginal increase in fuel prices from May 1

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana (COPEC), says its projection for the next pricing window shows that prices of petroleum products will see a marginal increase from Sunday, May 1, 2022. In a statement, the energy think tank said it expects petrol and diesel to be sold at GH¢ 9.538 and GH¢ 10.829 per litre respectively, bringing the average price of ...

Read More »

Burkina Faso, Guinea request more time to present transition plans

Burkina Faso and Guinea, where the military has seized power by force, have asked their West African neighbours for more time to come up with a timetable for the transition. This comes after the expiration of the Monday 25th April ultimatum, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Wednesday. “Burkina Faso wished to have more time than ...

Read More »

Development financing crucial to getting global economy back on track

The global economy is under severe stress and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in “need of urgent rescue”, the deputy UN chief told the Financing for Development Forum on Monday. “Financing for developing is an essential part of the solution,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on behalf of the UN chief, adding that so far, the global response has fallen far ...

Read More »