MORE POWER AS PREZ INAUGURATES BUI DAM
The Bui Hydroelectric Station in the Brong Ahafo Region yesterday officially added 400 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid following its inauguration by the President, Mr John Dramani Mahama.
OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN FLAMES
Fire yesterday gutted sections of the Old Parliament House, destroying several property and vital documents.
ACCRA MAYOR’S HOUSE AUCTIONED
Four property of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) are said have been sold by auction yesterday to settle judgement debt owed by the assembly to City and Country Water Limited (CCWL).
Business and Financial Times
OXFORD STREET MALL RE-OPENS AFTER SHUTDOWN; LOSSES SAID TO BE CONSIDERABLE
The Osu Oxford Street Mall reopened for business on Wednesday, nearly a week after city authorities had closed down the centre for operating without an occupation permit.
MASLOC TARGETS IMPROVING RURAL BUSINESSES
The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) says its operational agenda for next year will be to focus on improving rural livelihood through disbursement of funds to support value-chain production activities in agro-processing and fishing sectors.
GH-LINK USAGE DOUBLES IN 5 MONTHS
More people now prefer to use the nearest automated teller machine (ATM) rather than restrict themselves to their bank’s ATM. This follows the introduction of gh-link, which has interconnected the ATMs of almost all the banks in the country, enabling cardholders to be able to use just any ATM outlet.
ACCRA MAYOR HOUSES SOLD FOR GHC5.3M
The official residence of the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, was yesterday auctioned at Gh¢850,000 (¢8.5billion) to defray a judgement debt.
JUDGEMENT DEBT BUILDING BURNT
The old Parliament House, one of Ghana’s historical landmarks housing the Judgement Debt Commission, has been destroyed by fire, rending the place uninhabitable.
BUI DAM OPENS
A ceremony was held yesterday to officially commission the final phase of the Bui Hydroelectric Power Project in the Banda District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
NDC CHAIRMAN, PORTUPHY TRADE BLOWS
Drama unfolded in Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital, when two pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) groups supporting incumbent National Chairman, Dr Kwabena Adjei and his challenger, Kofi Portuphy, descended on each other in a war of words.
BOOM FOR ‘OKADAS’? 20 STATIONS AT ASHAIMAN ALONE
The use of motorcycles for commercial purposes seems to have come to stay, though it is illegal. Weekend Finder has so far counted 20 loading points for commercial motorbikes in the Ashaiman municipality of the Great Accra Region alone.
NADIA BUARI EDUCATES ON DRUGS
Actress Nadia Buari has denied speculations that her reason for moving into the production of her own movies is that scripts were not coming in.
RAGING FIRE RELOCATES JDC; NEW OFFICE TO BE ACQUIRED BY JAN 6
The old Parliament House which houses the Commission of Inquiry into Judgement Debts, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) was gutted by fire in the early house of yesterday.
VOLTA LAKE CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE
Residents of Dzidzorkope at Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern Region have been gripped with shock and disbelief over the mysterious circumstances a man in his early forties drowned in the Volta Lake.
The New Statesman
THE ‘ECONOMIST’ TELLS MAHAMA GET A GRIP; REMOVE OLD GUARDS FROM GOVERNMENT
President John Dramani Mahama has been asked by the Economist, an international magazine, to get a grip of the nation and its economy, tackle the shortcomings of his government and demonstrate some level of leadership skill or “Ghana’s admirable yet fragile democracy may be undermined.”
GO TO COURT TO PROTECT WORKERS’ PENSION – AWUNI CHALLENGES TUC BOSS OVER MERCHANT BANK SALE
Andrew Awuni, Executive Director of the Centre for Freedom and Accuracy, has challenged the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, Kofi Asamoah, to “go to court and file an injunction” on behalf of Ghanaian workers against the controversial sale of Merchant bank to Fortiz Equity Fund, in view of the fact that he is representative on the board of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
GH¢3,000 FOR NUMBER PLATE
Has the number plate of a vehicle ever put a smile on your face? Have you felt like smashing the vehicle when you read what was on the number plate? Or has it set you thinking of owning a vehicle to customise it?
X’MAS SHOPPING GETTING VIBRANT
With Christmas tress already on display in the supermarket and commuters trooping into the central business district of Accra and other urban areas to shop, there is no doubt that the Christmas fever is on.
CECCY TWUM: VOCAL ABOUT HER FAITH
In this era of celebrity culture where nearly everybody who has some amount of public life wants to be seen as a superstar, there’s a gospel singer who desires to be appreciated for the content and quality of her onstage work, and not for her offstage persona.
‘AGONA EASE DCE CORRUPT’
The Agona East branch of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in the Central Region has taken the Distric Cheif Executive (DCE), Mr Martin Luther Obeng, to the cleaners, describing him as “the most corrupt state official that area has ever had”.
AS CHRISTMAS APPROACHES – KIDNAPPERS BREAK LOSE
Within a space of three weeks, the Police Administration has recorded three separate cases of kidnapping within the capital with the perpetrators demanding GHC3000 from their desperate victims.
The Ghanaian Times
POWER FLOWS FROM BUI
President John Dramani Mahama yesterday pressed the button to switch on the 400 megawatts power generating plant of the Bui Hydroelectric project in the Banda District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
JUDGEMENT DEBT COMMISSION OFFICES BURNT
The chamber used by the Judgement Debt Commission for its sittings was completely razed down by a ravaging fire which gutted the Old Parliament House in Accra yesterday, destroying documents and property running into millions of Cedis.
NARCOTIC PEDDLER GRANTED BAIL
A 20-year-old man believed to be the kingpin of a drug peddling syndicate operating in some parts of the Kumasi metropolis has been granted bail in the sum of GHC20,000, with a surety by the Kumasi circuit court.
MAYOR’S BUNGALOW AUCTIONED, BUT…
But for the timely intervention from the Presidency, the official residence of the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, would have been auctioned yesterday.