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PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO LEAVES FOR UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Travel & Tour

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will leave the country on Friday, 15th September, 2017, to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Whilst there, the President, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in […]

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Vehicles with weight above 20tons can’t use Buipe, Yapei bridges

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 12:33 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Travel & Tour

The Ghana Highway Authority has set load restriction on the Buipe and Yapei bridges on the Kintampo – Tamale trunk road due to the continuous deteriorating condition of the two major bridges. From now until a major rehabilitation is done, vehicles weighing above 20 tonnes will not be allowed to cross the two bridges, the […]

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Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a ‘public and personal attack’

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Travel & Tour, World News

The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] rejected a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company’s top investors as a “public and personal attack” without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday. Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, which says it owns 13 percent of Uber and controls 20 percent […]

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Uber is committing ‘illegality’ with private cars – Accra taxi drivers claim

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 10:59 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Travel & Tour

Some commercial taxi drivers in Accra have raised issues of illegality in the operations of Uber, a transportation network company which has been operating within the Accra metropolis for the past year. Using technology, Uber connects passengers to car drivers (private car drivers) with ease, something that has given the company popularity in Accra within […]

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Six companies shortlisted for railway development

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 10:29 am   /   Business, Politics, Travel & Tour

Government has begun processes to commission feasibility studies to construct railway lines to connect to the various agricultural producing areas. According to government, six companies have been shortlisted for the contract. President Akufo-Addo upon assumption of office, identified the railways as an important economic infrastructure hence the creation of a separate ministry to that effect. […]

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Ghanaian students in Russia to picket over lack of funds

Posted: August 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Travel & Tour

Over 200 Ghanaian students on scholarship in Russia have threatened to picket at Ghana’s embassy in that country if government fails to release stipends. According to the students, the government has defaulted in releasing the living allowance over eight months. Some students have resorted to borrowing using their passports as collaterals whilst others have already […]

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‘Where Is The Pilgrims’ Money?’

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Religion, Travel & Tour

Vice President  Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia  His Excellency Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has asked for the whereabouts of monies paid last year by Hajj pilgrims to the previous Hajj Board during the NDC administration. According to him, about 452 pilgrims paid for their Hajj but were not allowed to board the flight to the holy land […]

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We’ve cleared accumulated Hajj debt – Bawumia

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:33 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Religion, Travel & Tour

Government has paid off the accumulated debt piled by the previous Hajj Board administration which supervised the 2016 Hajj activities. According to the Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, 425 fully paid pilgrims could not make it to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yet their monies were not refunded. He said government had paid for […]

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Board inaugurated

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 11:53 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Travel & Tour

The reconstituted Governing Board of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been inaugurated, with a charge on them to support the ongoing initiatives in the sector to achieve government’s vision for the sector. The Board, is chaired by Air Commodore Rexford G.M Acquah (Rtd), and comprises Mr Simon C.M Allotey-Director General of the GCAA, […]

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Akufo-Addo to tour Western and Central Regions

Posted: August 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Travel & Tour

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will from Monday, August 7, 2017, embark on a six day tour of the Western and Central regions. Beginning from the Western region where he will be the guest of honour at a durbar to be organised by the Chiefs and people of Bibiani, Nana Akufo-Addo will then depart to […]

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