Bank, Menzgold crises: 'We're making it difficult for NPP to win 2020 by stealing citizens' money' - Kwame Pianim
Economist Kwame Pianim has said the banking and financial crises that have caused customers to either lose some or all of their deposits and investments as a result of the Bank of Ghana’s revocation of the licences of nine local banks, 347 microfinance firms, 23 savings & loans and some finance houses, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s halting of gold dealership firm Menzgold Company’s operations and the revocation of the licences of 53 fund managers will conspire against the fortunes of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 2020 polls.
The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has reaffirmed its commitment towards attaining President Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city by inaugurating a special a Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu has asked Government to revoke the appointment of Dr. Alexander Adusei Junior, as Director for Keta Port.
He said the Keta Port was "non-existing" and that it was unacceptable to create a picture as if the Port was operational.
The Electoral Commission has explained that the compilation of a new voter’s register won’t discard all previous data contrary to fears in some quarters.
Some Ghanaians and some IT specialists have expressed fears that the EC might discard all previous data if it goes ahead to compile a new voter’s register ahead of the 2020 election.
A robbery operation has been foiled by the police, with one of the suspected robbers severely suffering a gunshot in the right ankle, an incident which occurred on the Bole-Bamboi highway in the Savannah Region.
The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested three suspected mobile money robbers at Santoe in Accra.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Frederick Adu Anim, the Regional Police Commander gave their names as Jeremiah Osei, Mason, Bismarck Wiafe, trotro driver, and Francis Norvor alias Mugabe, unemployed.
A police officer in the Savannah Region has shot a masked man who allegedly attempted to rob a van full of assorted drinks at Tinga near Banda Nkwanta in the Bole District.
Seidu Salifu, 25, was shot in the ankle by a policeman who was escorting the goods on January 18 at about 12:00 p.m.
A local waste management company under the Jospong Group of Companies, Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, has commenced generating 500 kilowatts of power from its liquid waste treatment plant in Accra.
There was competition for seats at the various churches within the Cape Coast Metropolis and its environs as regular and occasional churchgoers trooped in for watch night services to usher in the New Year.
Mostly clad in white, the congregants amidst prayers and music, sang, danced and waved white handkerchiefs until the birth of the New Year, which was welcomed with tolling of church bells, fireworks and spontaneous shouts of joy.
Right Reverend Dr Ebenezer Abaka Wilson, Bishop of the Methodist Church of Cape Coast, has urged Christians to continue being the light of the world irrespective of the perilous times at hand.
He said the birth of Christ has brought light, which is capable of putting away all sinful lifestyles and guide Christians to live righteous lives in the coming year and beyond.
"It is high time Christians exemplified the life of Christ with leadership that provides the right direction to the flock of God through kingdom-based messages, good and sound biblical teachings," he said.
The Accra Regional and the 37 Military hospitals on the occasion of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, successfully delivered 13 new born babies as at 12 noon on Christmas day.
The Ghana News Agency reports that as at the time of the visits and filing this story, the 37 Military Hospital has delivered six Christmas babies.
President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom has revealed that more than 3,000 employees lost their jobs in the banking sector crisis in 2019.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom explained that due to the challenges put in their way with very negative consequences, many more are likely to lose their jobs.
This was contained in a Christmas message signed by Dr Nduom copied to Adomonline.com.
Below is the full statement:
Three people died on the spot while several others sustained injuries in the morning of Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019, when two minibuses in which they were travelling collided head-on at Mankuma in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.
Fort Komenda, Western region, Ghana, West Africa
Fort Komenda, Ghana. One of the important slave trading forts / castles, of the Gold Coast. Unfortunately, crumbling! As important to the slave trade history, as Cape Coast Castle or Elmina Castle, this fort is left to crumble away! You will find there dungeons, where slaves where held, before shipping to the Americas. Parts of the fort are still strong, other parts are dangerously broken down. Not on the visitor map, in the so called year of return. Very unfortunate! As Komenda is also not promoted, you see no visitors. The main road improvement to Komenda, begun under Mahama government, is discontinued by NPP, same as the finished Sugar Factory! It's not just a shame, but a crime against the Ghanaian people, as much money has been invested, and is lost now! We recommend, to visit Komenda and the fort. Barely 40 min from Elmina away! A nice beach and lots of history awaits you! Check http://ghana-net.com/ for a website link, soon. Lots of pictures, and more information about this important historic location. We also will soon have a page online, regarding Fort William of Cape Coast! (One of 3 forts/castles of Cape Coast). Unfortunately, also left to crumble. Ghana has much to learn yet, how to maintain history and promote tourism! It's a shame!
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