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IGP: I recommended Kofi Boakye for promotion

The Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, has disclosed he recommended the promotion of the Ashanti regional Police Commander, Nathan Kofi Boakye, from a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) to Commissioner of Police (COP). Some critics have, however, suggested Mr Boakye’s recent promotion by President John Mahama was politically motivated as the country draws closer to the general elections, but Mr Ku ...

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Denounce abusive members – Aning to parties

Security analyst Dr Kwesi Aning has urged parties to take disciplinary action against wayward members and leaders who use incendiary language during their campaigns ahead of the upcoming elections. The Director of Faculty Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC) told Chief Jerry Forson on Accra100.5FM’s breakfast show, Ghana Yensom, that politics was abo ...

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Agyapong attack on EC Boss ‘regrettable’ – Boahen

Comments by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, to the effect that the chair of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, got the job after offering sexual favours “unfortunate and regrettable,” Nana Obiri Boahen, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, has said. The comment of the lawmaker has provoked outrage among some Ghanaians, with some ...

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Cop murders don’t demoralise us – IGP

The killing of police officers in some parts of the country lately by criminals, though disturbing, has not dampened the resolve of the police service to carry out its duties of protecting lives and property, Inspector General of Police John Kudalor has told Accra FM. In the most recent example, one policeman, Constable Frank Edu Eklu, was shot and killed on Tuesday June 7, 2016, as he escorted market women ...

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Govt owes GWCL GHS2.5m

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has described as unacceptable government’s failure to settle a GHS2.5-million debt owed the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) for the past 10 years. According to the 2011 report of the Auditor General, government asked GWCL to pre-finance four projects in the country, but failed to reimburse the service provider as agreed by ...

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Ken Agyapong has ‘never respected women’ – Benyiwa-Doe

Remarks by Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong to the effect that Mrs Charlotte Osei was appointed to the position of chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) after offering sex, prove the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker is a longstanding misogynist, alleges former Central Regional Minister Ama Benyiwa-Doe. Mr Agyapong on Saturday June 25, during the campaign launc ...

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NDC govt ‘shameful, disgraceful beggar’ – Ivor

The Mahama administration is a shameful and disgraceful beggar, flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Ivor Greenstreet has said. Speaking at the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Flagbearers’ Evening Encounter ahead of the 2016 general elections, Mr Greenstreet said unlike the Mahama administration, which goes about cup-in-hand begging for money from international partners, a future CPP governm ...

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KMA given a month to elect PM

A group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Kumasi has threatened to stage a protest against city authorities if they fail to ensure a presiding member is elected for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in the next 30 days. According to the group, the continuous absence of a presiding member at the KMA was gradually hindering development in the metropolis. Assembly members at the KMA have, on four occas ...

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Osu Traditional Council accuses gov’t of illegal land grabbing

The Osu Traditional Council is accusing government of hiding behind some chiefs in Accra to illegally grab their lands. This follows complaints by the Achimota School and other institutions that some powerful people in government are selling their lands to private developers. Nii Noi Osikan Kpeneku the Shippi Dudor of Osu, spoke on behalf of the chiefs at a news conference in Accra. “Achimota School/Osu sto ...

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Nurse arrested for having sex with mental patient

An Accra Circuit Court Presided over by Abena Agyin Doku has granted bail in the sum of GHC 20,000 to a male Nurse, Penni Joshua who was arrested for having sex with a mental patient on admission. Giving the facts of the case, the prosecutor told the court that the accused a nurse at the Valley View Psychiatric Clinic at Dzorwulu in Accra, took advantage of the drowsy condition of the victim, Josephine Aban ...

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