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‘I’m deeply sad; we’ll never forget you’ – Nana Addo mourns Sir John

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock over the sudden demise of the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie – affectionately called Sir John. Nana Akufo-Addo in an elaborate Facebook post to eulogize the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission described the deceased as […]

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COVID-19: Free water for Ghanaians ends tomorrow

The government’s payment of water bills for all Ghanaians because of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to end tomorrow [June 30], after the planned three-month period. The government took care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June 2020 to cushion Ghanaians when restrictions on public gatherings were instituted and the […]

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Road Safety Authority calls for stakeholder support in regulating transport sector

Executive Director of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Ing May Obiri Yeboah has admonished stakeholders in the transport industry to begin educating their members on the new Legislative Instrument that is coming to regulate the transport sector. The purpose of the new regulations is to provide a framework for the coordination, regulation, implementation and […]

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Music duo Keche gifts gold pendant to Rawlings on birthday

Ghanaian music duo Keche presented former President Jerry John Rawlings with a gold pendant on his birthday. The group made up of Keche Joshua and Keche Andrew visited the former president at his residence on Monday, June 22, 2020 to mark his special day with him as presenting some gifts including a gold pendant to […]

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Kojo Tsikata writes: Of the new voters register, the NIA Ghana card and the December 7 elections

My reflective opinion in adding to the many dispositions on the unfolding developments regarding the creation of a new voter register. I still maintain; the patience of the electorate in Ghana awaits December 7, 2020. Interesting to observe that the current voter register, which in fact was used to elect the sitting president and MP’s […]

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Nathan Quao releases another single titled ‘Be Mine’ [Audio]

A few weeks after coming out with ‘Oh Yeah,’ sports broadcaster at Citi FM and Citi TV, Nathan Quao has released another song. Titled ‘Be Mine’, the song was produced by Universal Music signee iPappi. It features King of Accra, the producer who did Sarkodie’s ‘Ya Already Know’ and ‘Daabi’. Unlike the other songs from […]

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Club Beer emerges winner of Ghana Beverage Awards 2019

Club Beer has emerged the winner of the ultimate award, Product of the Year, at the prestigious Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA) 2019. Club Beer, which is produced by Accra Brewery Limited earned the most public votes against other nominees such as Kpoo Keke, Voltic, Bel Active, Verna and Alomo bitters. The maiden virtual edition of […]

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Gospel musician Kwabena Boateng releases ‘I Will Follow You’ [Audio]

US-based Ghanaian gospel singer Kwabena Boateng has released his latest single titled ‘I Will Follow You.’ The new song, according to Kwabena Boateng, was inspired by the message in Psalm 119:105. He said ‘I Will Follow You’, produced by Mikemillz, has been on his heart since 2018 but he feels the time is ripe to […]

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Rapper Kofi Jamar’s ‘Truth’ EP slated for release on May 22

One of Ghana’s finest rappers from the stables of GADOne Records, Kofi Jamar, is girding up to serve music lovers with his debut EP titled ‘Truth’. The release of the six-track EP comes after proving his mettle with the single ‘In the City.’ ‘In the City’ had Ice Prince from Nigeria and Khaligraph Jones. These […]

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Coronavirus vaccine: Macaque monkey trial offers hope

A vaccine against coronavirus appears to have provided protection against the disease Covid-19 in six rhesus macaque monkeys. It gives early hope for the vaccine, which is now undergoing human clinical trials. There is no guarantee this result will translate to people, though. A group of monkeys was exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The six […]

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Gospel artiste Philipa Baafi returns with ‘It is Well’ on her 40th birthday

Gospel musician Philipa Baafi is forty (40) years today, as and part of launching her comeback into the music space after a hiatus, she has released a new song titled ‘It Is Well.’ This track is taken off her forthcoming 10th studio album for release next year. According to Philipa, she wrote this single primarily […]

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Coronavirus: Burundi expels WHO country head

Burundi has expelled the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the country and three other health experts. An unsigned letter from the foreign affairs ministry declares the WHO representative Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo and three others as “persona non grata” and gives them 48 hours to leave the country. The others are Prof Tarzy Daniel, […]

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight

More than $8bn (£6.5bn) has been pledged to help develop a coronavirus vaccine and fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Some 40 countries and donors took part in an online summit hosted by the EU. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the money would help kickstart unprecedented global co-operation. […]

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Grounded: Citi FM’s DJ Mingle releases mixtape to create coronavirus awareness

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, most creatives have contributed their quota in helping create awareness to the general public. In Ghana, Nii Kpakpo Mingle, a disc jockey at Citi FM popularly known in showbiz as DJ Mingle has also released a mixtape to the cause. DJ Mingle Titled ‘Grounded’, DJ Mingle serves music […]

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Santrofi band revives highlife with ‘Alewa’ [Album Review]

In the past two decades, there have been clarion calls by Chiefs, lecturers, producers, entertainment pundits, among others for the revival of authentic highlife music into the Ghanaian music industry and to some extent, the world as a whole. A lot of music lovers and a majority of Ghanaians considered the genre “dead”. But like […]

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Ghana celebrates World Dance Day 2020 with Azonto

As part of the World Dance Day celebration, Dancetera in partnership with Dancers and DanceSport Association of Ghana (DDASPAG), is asking dancers and lovers of dance to put some spotlight on Azonto. Unlike previous years, this year’s celebration, given the COVID 19 outbreak, will resign to the world wide web, albeit a wide celebration. The […]

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GRA begins use of new integrated Customs Management System

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is set to use a newly Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) at the Tema Port. In a statement dated April 27, 2020, the authority says the deployment takes effect from today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. It says effective today, all transactions in respect of import and export manifest can be […]

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Bank of Ghana donates GHS10m to COVID-19 Trust Fund

The Bank of Ghana has donated an amount of GHS10 million to the COVID-19 Trust Fund. President Nana Akufo-Addo last month established the COVID-19 Trust Fund to solicit support from Ghanaians as the country fights the Coronavirus disease. The Bank of Ghana made this known through a statement it issued on Friday, April 17, 2020. […]

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COVID-19 fight: ECOWAS dispatches PPE to member countries including Ghana

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), test kits and medication to its member countries amid the novel Coronavirus pandemic to help combat the outbreak. As of April 5, 2020, the member states are affected by the pandemic with 1,739 confirmed cases of contamination, 55 deaths and 328 […]

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French doctor apologizes for ‘Africa’ coronavirus test idea

Paris intensive care doctor Jean-Paul Mira apologized Friday for suggesting the testing in Africa of a “repurposed” tuberculosis vaccine as a COVID-19 beater during an expert chat with a colleague on television. “Africa isn’t a testing lab,” replied retired Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba, and a Moroccan lawyers’ collective had said it would sue […]

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Darkovibes unveils debut album titled ‘Kpanlogo’

Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Darkovibes has unveiled his highly anticipated debut album ‘Kpanlogo.’ The album fuses elements of Ghanaian Afrobeat with hip-hop, rap, and trap, and features collaborations with Runtown, Mr. Eazi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B, Peruzzi, and Mugeez (R2Bees). Talking about the inspiration behind his debut studio album, Darkovibes said he wanted to […]

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COVID-19: Health administrators join calls for lockdown, mass testing

The Association of Health Service Administrators, Ghana (AHSAG) is the latest group to demand a partial lockdown in Ghana following the increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases in the country. Aside from this, the association is asking the government to collectivize efforts and begin mass testing of the citizenry to check a further spread of […]

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VRA has no record of Akosombo dam resettlement compensation – Amewu

The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu says the Volta River Authority (VRA) has no record of communities and individuals yet to be paid compensation for the construction of the Akosombo dam. According to him, the VRA completed the payment of all such claims in resettlement packages in 1971. There has been recent agitation from some […]

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Elikem Agbenyegah writes: COVID-19; A wake-up call to revamp industries

In the wake of the deadly COVID-19 virus outbreak, which Ghana has now recorded 7 cases and still counting, the Alliance for Development and Industrialization, (ADI), one of the leading think tank groups in the country, is asking the government to consider this pandemic as a wake-up for the growth of the country’s industrialization. “We […]

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Mr Bankz sings about money in new song ‘Sika’ [Video]

Ghanaian artiste Mr Bankz, has released his highly-anticipated single titled ‘Sika’ which features rapper Obibini and Nafa City. The former member of the music group Banka 2 Banka, Born Henry Ellorm Andrews, tells a story about how people suffer to make ends meet and how they enjoy life when they finally make it in life. […]

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Head coach of Arsenal Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal have confirmed that head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. According to the Evening Standard, a club statement read: “Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening. “Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in […]

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