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Haruna Iddrisu campaigns for Gyakye Quayson ahead of Assin North election

As the by-election approaches in the Assin North Constituency, the political atmosphere is intensifying, with significant figures from the two main political parties, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the major opposition party,...

Some popular images from Ashaiman were taken and shared by soldiers – Military PRO laments

The Ghana Armed Forces' (GAF) Director General of Public Affairs, Brigadier General Eric Aggrey Quarshie, has discussed how some of the popular footage of the raid on Ashaiman on March 7 ended up on...

How Alan Kyerematen’s convoy killed a motorcyclist in Tamale

Information reaching The Independent Ghana has it that a convoy of NPP Presidential aspirant, Alan Kyerematen, has knocked down a female motorcyclist in the Northern Region to death.The unfortunate incident is said to have...

Ghana won’t make it to the Club World Cup for 30 years – Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor Asampong, a veteran of the Ghana Premier League, estimates that it will take thirty years for a Ghanaian club to qualify for and participate in the FIFA Club World Cup.The ex-Asante Kotoko...

Military personnel save NEDCo employees detained for cutting off UDS’s power supply

Armed military personnel came to the aid of NEDCo employees on Thursday after they had been imprisoned at the UDS City Campus, close to Tamale Technical University, for cutting off the institution's energy.According to...

Fact-Check: Napo did not sign contract with GENSER on behalf of Ghana Gas

Energy Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh did not signed any contract with GENSER as being reported by some news outlet the The Independent Ghana can confirm. Some workers of Ghana Gas Company Limited have called...

Ukraine war: Oil prices rise as a cap on Russian crude lingers

Oil prices have risen after major producers agreed to maintain output cuts and the G7 and its partners agreed to cap Russian oil prices.On Monday morning, Brent crude rose from 0.6% to above $86 per...

Every projectile or bomb that strikes a target in Ukraine hits our pockets – Akufo-Addo tells UN

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has emphasized the negative effects of the Russia-Ukraine war on the world economy, particularly for African nations.According to the president, the conflict, which broke out in...

Student escapes from suspected kidnappers at cemetery in Bole

A 20-year-old student of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at Bole in the Savannah Region has escaped a kidnapping attempt.He said that the suspects abducted him on Sunday night when he was having...

Ghanaian-born PA of Queen Elizabeth who escorted her on final journey

AGhanaian-born British soldier, Lieutenant Colonel Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, was among the military men who escorted Queen Elizabeth II's cortège on its final journey from Westminster Abbey to St. George's Chapel.He was the only Black...

Ghana generated ₵50 billion worth of farm produce in 2021 – Agric Minister

The Minister of Food and Agriculture says the government has spent GHC 2.6 billion on subsidies on cocoa seed and fertilizer, which generated GHC 50 billion worth of farm produce for the country.Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto...

Gov’t has not lost control in galamsey fight – Seth Acheampong

Seth Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Minister, claims that the government is still committed to the fight against illegal mining in spite of the many failures experienced so far.He believes that the determination to put...

About 15.8m people have Ghana Card – NIA

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has so far issued 15,826,148 Ghana Cards out of the 16,627,325 printed cards from 17,109,627 registrations as of the end of August this year.A total of 1,283,479 cards are...

I’m defending Aisha Huang for my daily bread, will stop if given appointment – Lawyer

The lead counsel for Aisha Huang, Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, has said he only decided to defend the galamsey kingpin in order to earn a living.According to Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, he has the responsibility of...

Order of Service: State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, is leading the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will however give the sermon and the commendation - the ceremonial moment when the Queen is...

Detailed guide to the Queen’s funeral

The late Queen Elizabeth II's body will begin its final journey as part of a grand state funeral later after spending days lying in state. It will first travel to Westminster Abbey for a...

Cathedral project halted to allow rethink of funding module – CEO

Months ago, the secretariat admitted that finance issues were the reason the Ghana National Cathedral project was put on hold at the beginning of this year.In an interview late last week on pro-government Asaase...

CSA urges Ghanaians to be cybersecurity conscious

The country's cybersecurity regulator, the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), has urged Ghanaians to be aware of cybersecurity issues in light of recent worldwide cyber incidents that have had a severe impact on people, businesses,...

Vehicles with Office of the President stickers to be impounded- Presidency-Police

Deputy Chief of Staff, Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, has asked the police to arrest and impound any vehicle embossed with Office of the President stickers.This follows the arrest of a foreign national identified as Ghaadour Hishan-Hassaan....

Dadiesoaba Nursing College shut down over fire outbreak

Management of Dadiesoabo Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Asutifi South District of the Ahafo Region has been shut down for two weeks following a fire outbreak that razed down a hostel in...

Messi’s decision-making ‘not a problem’ for PSG – Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi has described as not problematic Lionel Messi's decision-making at Paris Saint-Germain after the Argentine helped seal victory over Brest.Messi was on hand to assist Neymar's finish for the lone goal of the...

GOGSPA sues Tullow Ghana over alleged local content violation

An Accra High Court (Commercial Division) on September 8, 2022, adjourned the hearing of a motion on notice for an interlocutory injunction to restrain Tullow Ghana Limited from re-awarding any petroleum contract being executed...

Disney unveils first look at live-action ‘Little Mermaid’

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is coming back to theaters next year, with Halle Bailey bringing a live-action Ariel to the big screen for the first time, and the studio unveiled a sneak peek at...

Charles III is declared King of England

The proclamation has been read out by the Accession Council and Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now Charles III.The Accession Council, a body made up of senior politicians, judges and officials, proclaimed him...

From a cook to ‘galamsey queen’: How Aisha Huang ‘metamorphosed’

A former small scale miner, Robert Owusu, has disclosed that Aisha Huang came to Ghana as a cook for small scale mining engineers when small scale mining began some where in 2002.An Accra Circuit...

King Charles III delivers his first address as monarch of England

King Charles III made his first address as monarch to the people of England following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother, who died aged 96 on September 8, 2022.He paid tribute to his...

Equatorial Guinea to have its presidential election in November 

Equatorial Guinea will head to the polls this November to elect its President.The country's Parliament has approved the move from 2023 to this year. This means that political parties have less than four months...

‘Maa Lizzy’ trends as social media users mourn Queen Elizabeth II

Social media is often the best avenue to test the pulse of a topical issue online, often times even offline.So, it was for good reason that the global trends as at September 8, 2022;...

Charles is the new King

At the moment the Queen died, the throne passed immediately and without ceremony to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales.But there are a number of practical - and traditional - steps which...

About 8 million persons in Ghana cant read and write with understanding GSS

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has said that findings from an upcoming report reveals that 7.9 million persons aged 6 years and older in Ghana are illiterate.In a statement issued on September 8 to...

Scientists create world-changing new malaria vaccine

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a malaria vaccine with "world-changing" potential.The vaccine is expected to be rolled out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease. Per...

KNUST student, police officer accused of gang raping girl granted bail

The High Court sitting in Kumasi has granted bail to an interdicted police officer and a final year student of KNUST, standing trial for allegedly gang-raping a first-year student.The two have been granted bail...

Aisha Huang: National Security handling issue because of sensitivity Immigration

Director of public relations of the Ghana Immigration Service, GIS, Supt Amoako-Atta, has disclosed that the Aisha Huang case is currently being handled by National Security.He explained in an interview with Accra-based TV3 that...

Profile of Kwasi Kwarteng, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng (born May 26, 1975), better known as Kwasi Kwarteng, is a British politician who, from 2021 to 2022, held the position of Secretary of State for business, energy, and industrial...

Politics is killing Ghana – Dr. Okoe-Boye

Dr. Okoe-Boye, the Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority and a former Deputy Minister of Health, has issued a warning against the politicking of national concerns in the nation.He emphasised that many...

NCA to block outgoing calls and data services of unregistered SIMs effective September 5

Starting on Monday, September 5, 2022, the National Communications Authority (NCA) will implement penal measures against people who have not registered their SIM cards.The NCA stated in a news statement that all unregistered SIM...

Komenda Sugar Factory will be commissioned this year Akufo-Addo assures

President Akufo-Addo has stated that the Komenda Sugar Factory will be commissioned by the end of 2022.Addressing a congregation during his two-day tour of the Central Region on Saturday, the President accused the National...

Ofori-Atta determined ‘to get us out of this crisis’ – Akufo-Addo assures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his support for under fire Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.The president speaking on Friday (September 2) on Day 1 of his tour of the Central Region stressed that...

Land Ministers private residence catches fire

A portion of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu's private residence at Adjiringanor has been destroyed by fire.The incident happened about 11:30am on Friday, September 2, 2022.The timely intervention of the...

GBC probes $600K paid to Media General as judgement debt

Management of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has revealed that the payment of $600,000 to Media General as judgement debt following the termination of a contract with the latter is being investigated. Director General of...

Gun jams during bid to kill Argentina vice-president

Argentina's Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has narrowly avoided assassination after a gunman's weapon jammed as he aimed at her.Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a man emerged from...

If we reject “monecracy,” NPP can win the 2024 elections – Prof. Oquaye

Former Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye outlined the ideal strategy for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to prevail in the 2024 elections and other future elections.Ghanaians will always ask them to form...

380,000 people are triple-burdened in the labor force – Report

According to the Ghana Statistical Service's (GSS) Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 380,000 of the country's working-age population (15 and older) are food insecure, multidimensionally poor, and unemployed.Government statistician Professor Samuel Kobina Annim...

Price of 50 kg cement bag jumps to GH¢73

Some cement producers have raised cement prices to approximately GH73.In some significant industrial shops, a 50 kg bag of cement that cost GH 50 in November 2021 now costs GH 73.GhanaWeb discovered the price...

GRA to detain and prosecute companies that fail to issue VAT invoices

According to the Ghana Revenue Authority, companies that don't provide Value Added Tax (VAT) invoices for consumers' purchases may be detained and prosecuted starting on September 1, 2022.This, according to Edward Appenteng Gyambrah, Commissioner...

Flood gates of Bagre, Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso opened

The flood gates of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso will be opened today, September 1, 2022.This is following the rapid rising of the upstream level of the two dams in Burkina...

Utility tariffs increment takes effect today

The revised utility prices established by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will take effect today, Thursday, September 1, 2022.The new tariffs include a 27.15% increase in electricity and 21.55% increase in water.Tariffs were...

Former Ghana Premier League star involved in a car crash in US

Reports reveal that former AshantiGold SC striker Emmanuel Baffour is in critical condition with serious injuries following a car accident in Maryland, USA.Baffour was returning from his usual night shift job when the unfortunate...

University of Ghana launches initiative to combat sickle cell, childhood cancers

The University of Ghana has introduced an initiative to aid in the fight against sickle cell and childhood cancers in the country.The initiative followed a $3 million fund secured from the National Institute of...

Lack of support for E-Levy affecting road construction – Amoako-Attah

The country's road building would have benefited from the electronic transaction levy, according to Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako-Attah, if the necessary funding had been provided.The minister lamented that the sector's failure...

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