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ISWAP kills 3 Civilian JTF, 13 others, abducts three humanitarian workers in Borno

Report indicates that about 16 people, including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have been killed in multiple attacks coordinated by suspected members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State. In a publication sighted on Daily Trust, ISWAP fighters shot dead 13 metal scavengers in Goni Kurmi village in Bama Local Government Area …

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CHRAJ Calls On The Citizenry To Put An End To Child Labour

Fatimata Mahami, Tema Regional Director, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has reiterated calls for the citizenry to put an end to child labour and allow the youth to enjoy their growth. She said UNICEF data indicated that of all children in Ghana aged five to 17 years, about 21 per cent were involved in child labour and …

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Ofori-Atta’s disrespect must end, he’s never appeared before PAC – Clement Apaak asserts

Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, has said the failure of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to show up in parliament can be described as disrespectful. He said the no show in parliament could attract punishment. The lawmaker says the Minister is the only personality who has failed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee since he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo. “Ofori-Atta …

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Deputy Trade Minister inaugurates National Export Development Strategy Sector Committees

The implementation of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS) will require strong collaboration between key partners and players within the Non-Traditional Export Sector to set the country on the path of prosperity through industrialization. The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Herbert Krapa, said the successful execution of the NEDS, especially the intervention for the 17 priority products, would …

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Repair works to start on ‘death trap’ Kojo Ashong bridge – Ga West MCE

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has said engineers from the assembly will be deployed to commence repair works on the deplorable Kojo Ashong bridge. According to the Chief Executive, Clement Wilkinson, his outfit will fix the situation before any major accident happens on the bridge. This comes on the back of complaints from motorists who say driving on the bridge …

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There’s no food shortage in Ghana—Minister

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, has reiterated that there is no food shortage in Ghana. “There is no food shortage in Ghana as is being speculated, the food situations in the regions are enough evidence, however we recognise that food is relatively expensive due to external factors”. The Minister said, increase in prices of food …

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I’m baffled as to why the Executive is silent on Adwoa Safo’s absence – Ricketts-Hagan

Kweku George Ricketts-Hagan, ranking member on the Privileges Committee of Parliament has said he is completely baffled as to why the Executive arm of government has refused to take a decision against Gender Minister Sarah Adwoa Safo after months of abandoning her ministerial duties and staying outside of Ghana. Speaking on the KeyPoints show on TV3 Saturday, he said, “What baffles me …

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Plastic tank manufacturing firm ordered to halt operations after gas explosion

A plastic tank manufacturing firm working within the Kumasi Shoe Factory has been asked to suspend operations following a gas explosion at their premises. The incident which happened around 11:00 am, Friday also left two cars burnt and other buildings destroyed. The gas tanker is reported to have been discharging fuel into the company’s cylinder when it caught fire. Firefighters …

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‘Until Ghanaians stop selling votes, politicians will continue taking them for granted’ – Aryeequaye

Liberal Party of Ghana’s 2020 parliamentary candidate for Agona East constituency, Samuel Aryeequaye, has stated why Ghanaian politicians do not perform as expected after being voted into power. The monetization of votes in Africa, particularly Ghana, according to the politician, is the main reason why politicians do not follow through on their countless pledges. “Why should a politician think about …

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C/R: Eight armed robbers who shot Five people at Assin Praso arrested

Eight armed robbers who attacked and shot five people including the Chief at Adanse Praso in the Assin North District have been arrested by the Youth in the Community. The suspects were arrested Friday, June 17 on a Cocoa farm. They have been handed over to the New Edubeasi Police for an investigation. It will be recalled that Starr News’ Yaw Boagyan …

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