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Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, WHO says

The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading across the globe at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned Cases of the heavily mutated variant have been confirmed in 77 countries. But at a press conference, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was probably in many others that had yet to detect it. Dr Tedros said he ...

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2022 budget allocation not enough, we’ll push for more resources’- Special Prosecutor

Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, says the 2022 budget allocation to his office is below his expectation, as that is not enough to fund the numerous ideas and projects the Office has in mind. According to Mr. Agyebeng, though he will not give up due to challenges with funding, under-resourcing is a major obstacle to the corruption fight. “Without money, we ...

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U S Supports Ghana’s Electoral Processes through a Partnership with CDD-Ghana

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) and Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) to open the National Information Center.  Representatives from the Electoral Commission, Election Security Taskforce, and the National Peace Council as well as members of the diplomatic corps also attended the ceremony.  The National Information Center will be based ...

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LEG organises forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources

Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) an environmental, social and human rights not-for-profit and non-governmental organization in collaboration with the Forestry Services Division Nkawie District and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) organized awareness raising forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources. The forum was held at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. ...

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Tamale gets premium passport application centre

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has opened a premium Passport Application Centre (PAC) in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. This move forms part of government’s efforts to expand the scope of passport operations in the country. The Tamale office marks the third Premium PAC to be opened in the country, after the Accra and Kumasi centres. Speaking ...

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Relying on donor support for our activities not helpful – NCCE boss

Chair of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Josephine Nkrumah has said her outfit’s dependence on external sponsorship for their activities has negatively impacted the commission’s work. According to her, donor support comes with its own conditions which may not be in the interest of Ghana. Speaking to 3FM on Thursday, November 5, the NCCE boss raised concerns on ...

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Ghana still lives in the poverty threshold HIPC or no HIPC

The hullabaloo surrounding whether Ghana has been classified as HIPC or not is characterised more by partisan and emotional pronouncements than rational and fair reportage and comments. Political spinners are spinning. The strategists are relentlessly strategizing. What more, the Government has given its own interpretation. Opposition parties have also given their interpretation. And the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sent ...

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Arsenal to ship Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal for Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey

English Ghanaians Arsenal are considering offering Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal for Thomas Partey. The 27-year-old has been the first-choice target for Arsenal as they look forward to strengthening their midfield ahead of next season. Arsenal are reported to having earlier offered Atletico Madrid a fee of £44.5 million euros to meet the buy-out clause of the Ghanaian, but ...

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Time to reconsider rigid church stance on divorce

Bishop Dr. Fred Korankye-Mensah

With soaring divorce rates globally, churches have been asked to reconsider its rigid stance on annulments. “I think we have gotten it a bit wrongly” Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of Transformation Assembly Church in Accra said on Joy News’ AM Show Monday morning. He argued the stigma religious societies attach to divorce is adding to pressures in some marriages ...

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Africa’s most corrupt

Africa map

Africa has been rated as the world’s richest continent in natural resources yet, poorest and corrupt, in the recent world economic forum held at Nigeria. It is five times richer in resources than America, four times richer than Australia and three than Asia. Africa is the world’s second- largest and second-most populous continent at  about  330.3 kilometer square including adjacent ...

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