Tag: Ghana

Banditry: Deport illegal foreigners like Shagari deported Ghanaians, cleric tells Buhari

Bishop Martin Uzukwuo, the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to deport illegal foreigners from the country for peace to prevail. He likened the process to that executed by the late President Shehu Shagari who deported Ghanaians in the past. Uzukwuo made the observation in an[Read More…]

Ghana records community infection of COVID-19 Delta variant

Ghana confirmed a community infection of the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, the Ministry of Information said. “The Ghana Health Service informed the COVID-19 Task Force on Friday that the Delta Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus had been recorded within a community in the latest round of[Read More…]

Mali Crisis: Buhari heads to Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss the recent political developments in Mali. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, announced the visit on Saturday. The President is expected back in the country “at the end of the[Read More…]

Like Twitter, automobile giants Hyundia, KIA to establish plants in Ghana

South Korean multinational automotive manufacturers, Hyundai and KIA are set to establish assembly plants in Ghana by the end of 2022. Ghana’s minister for trade and industry, Alan Kyerematen, announced the development via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. According to him, the local assembly of vehicles will create 3,600[Read More…]

I will never accept and legalise same-sex marriage – Ghana President, Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo Addo has declared that his administration will be against activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community in the country. Speaking at an installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong on Saturday, Addo said he will not make[Read More…]

COVID-19: Ghana becomes first country to receive COVAX-backed vaccine

Ghana has become the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the United Nations backed COVAX initiative to developing countries. The country received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India in Accra. This information as disclosed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the[Read More…]

New Covid-19 variants have been reported in Ghana

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that the country has recorded new variants of Covid-19 at its main airport. In a televised address, the president said the new variants were found on arriving passengers who have since been isolated. No details were given on the passengers or where they came[Read More…]

Chaos in Ghana Parliament as members exchange blows over scramble for the majority side

A series of videos circulating on the internet have shown parliament members from Ghana exchanging blows during the dissolution of the 7th parliament. In the footages, Members of the Minority wearing white stormed the chamber seeking to occupy the majority side of the House in furtherance of their claim of[Read More…]

Ghana election: Opposition party rejects results, considers legal action

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has rejected the December 7 presidential and parliamentary election results. Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the presidential election as he secured 6,730,430 votes to defeat his main challenger — former President John Mahama who polled 6,214,889 votes. Mahama,[Read More…]

Polls open in Ghana as Ghanians vote in presidential and parliamentary elections

Polls officially opened on Monday in Ghana in the presidential and parliamentary elections under strict COVID-19 protocols. Voters will choose a new president and 275 parliamentarians. Long queues formed at the polling stations long before voting began at 0700 GMT. Some 17 million voters are on the register to cast[Read More…]