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January, 2018

  • 18 January

    Group calls for dismissal of Energy Minister over high fuel price

    The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers – Ghana, CPC, has called on the government to sack the energy minister with immediate effect. According to the group, Ghanaians have had to grapple with the persistent increase in fuel price over the past months with virtually no solution in sight as pump prices …

  • 18 January

    $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAE – Nana Addo

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that, about $5 billion dollars were unaccounted for in gold exports from Ghana to the United Arab Emirates. Speaking during an interaction with the media on Wednesday, he recalled that the Senior Minister, on an official visit to the Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, …

  • 18 January

    NIB, GBA President stab Tsatsu Tsikata

    Information gathered by Awake News indicates that the National Investment Bank (NIB) after a disagreement with Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata who represented the bank in its case against Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Limited changed solicitor without a prior consent of Mr. Tsikata. According to sources, the bank disagrees with Mr. Tsikata was over …

  • 18 January

    NIB Disowns Tsatsu Tsikata

    There was drama at the Supreme Court yesterday when officials of National Investment Bank (NIB) disowned Tsatsu Tsikata as the bank’s counsel. Mr. Tsikata had earlier represented the bank in its case against Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Limited. The bank won the case, but it says it no longer …

  • 17 January

    “2017 Economic Performance A Vindication Of Government’s Size” – President Akufo-Addo

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the performance of the Ghanaian economy in 2017, is a vindication of the decision taken to appoint 110 Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State. Citing a quote from the speech of the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at at …

  • 17 January

    “$7 Billion Saved From Review Of 24 Power Purchase Agreements” – President Akufo-Addo

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government, over the past year, has brought stability in the place of the erratic power situation that was inherited from the erstwhile Mahama government. According to President Akufo-Addo, adequate power supply is critical to the operation and success of …

  • 17 January

    “I’m Paying Road Contractors; Clearing Mahama’s Debts” – President Akufo-Addo

    “I am being urged to pay contractors. I am paying them. In 2017, nearly GH¢1 billion (GOG – GH¢300,400,156.75; Road Fund- GH¢664,091,476.88) of the GH¢1.6 billion owed road contractors was cleared. In January this year, we have disbursed GH¢125 million out of the remainder of GH¢600 million to the contractors.” …

  • 15 January

    Akufo-Addo Gov’t Sets GDP Growth Record

    Ghana’s economy increased from 3.7% in 2016 to an estimated 7.9% in 2017, Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated. According to the Vice President, this is the best annual real GDP growth for the first year of any new government since 1992. Speaking at the opening of the 69th …

  • 15 January

    President Akufo-Addo Announces Electricity Tariff Reduction For Non-Residential Users

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced that, as from January this year, non-residential users of electricity in the country would enjoy an average of 14% reduction in electricity tariffs. According to President Akufo-Addo, not only has Government succeeded in normalizing the power situation in the …

  • 13 January

    1D1F : Akufo-Addo commissions $77m ceramic factory

    President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday, January 13, 2018, commissioned a Twyford Ceramics factory at Shama District in the Western region to add-on to government’s one district, one factory industrialisation programme.The establishment of the factory for the production and distribution of tiles is estimated at the cost of $77.26 million and will …