POLITICS

Contest 2020 elections at your own risk – Nduom warned

Founder and leader of the Progressive Peoples Party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom must step aside and as a matter of fact forsake any thoughts of pursuing his presidential ambition in the upcoming 2020 polls, this is according to presidential hopeful, Jacob Osei Yeboah. According to him, it will be prudent …

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(VIDEO): 37 Military Hospital Blazing With Unquenchable Fire

Confirmed information available to thedistin.com  has it that the Officers’ Mess at 37 Military Hospital is currently blazing. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the video shows thick fumes of smoke billowing out of the building as people stood to watch. In the video, …

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New voters’ register: Hundreds join ‘Yenpini’ demo in Kumasi

Hundreds of protesters have poured onto the streets of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi to join in the Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters’ Register demonstration. This is two out of three planned protests aimed at putting pressure on the Electoral Commission (EC) to abort its decision to compile a …

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New voter registration will begin in April – EC

The Electoral Commission says it will begin compiling the new voters register for the December 2020 elections in April. The commission added it hopes to end the exercise by the end of May. This was disclosed by the  Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe Tuesday “We want to start by …

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Yamoah Ponkoh runs away from ‘bloody election’ claim

Leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has denied strongly inciting his party foot soldiers to go all out for a ‘bloody election campaign’ ahead of the 2020 general polls. He claimed he is for ‘peace’ and will not call for ‘war’ as purported – …

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Ghana is our home -Volta NDC denounces secessionists

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has distanced itself from activities of secessionist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF). Members of HSGF, with 85-year-old Kormi Kudzordzi also known as Papavi Hogbedetor, as leader have been advocating the independence of “Western Togoland territory” made up of parts of …

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Akufo-Addo government borrows GHc86bn in 3 years

Ghana’s debt stock has increased by about GS86.6 billion since the Nana Akufo-Addo government came into office three years ago. Some economists and market watchers have described the rate and quantum of borrowing by the government as alarming and warned that it could plunge the nation into an economic crisis …

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NDC promises bloody election campaign

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is promising a ‘bloody election campaign’ ahead of the 2020 General Election. Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, one of the heavyweights in the NDC in the Ashanti Region, recently urged Ghanaians to gear up for a bloody election in December. In a frightening tone in Kumasi …

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Shelter, school for street children coming – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government has secured a piece of land to build a shelter and school for street children in the national capital. “Land has been provided by the government through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the construction of accommodation and a school for street …

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‘Following me around will not win us 2020’ – Mahama

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has charged members of the party to work together for victory in this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections. He said the party members must work hard to rescue “our drowning country” from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. …

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Illiterate can do what you are doing – Talensi DCE tells MP

The District Chief Executive for Talensi in the Upper East Region, Dr. Christopher Boatbil Sormiteyema, has cautioned the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, Benson Tongo Baba to always give credit to where it is due and stop inspecting government’s projects as an illiterate can do such propaganda. According …

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Free SHS will break poverty cycle in Ghana – Adutwum

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of secondary education, Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy will break the cycle of poverty in the country. Ghana has reduced poverty levels by half between 1991 and 2014. But it estimated that more than …

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No case of foot and mouth disease in Central Tongu

Dr Jeffery Elorm Akortia, the District Veterinary Officer for Central Tongu, said the District has not recorded any case of foot and mouth disease in cattle. “We depend on some dams in South Tongu for water in the dry season, that is why we have been observing all the cattle …

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Pregnant women receive treatment on plastic chairs at Ejura hospital

Health workers at the Ejura Municipal Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have been forced to admit and treat pregnant women on plastic chairs over lack of space in the hospital’s maternity ward. Ejura Government Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipality, has a lot of challenges including …

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Somanya: Armed Police storm NDC office as irate youth rampage

Armed Police officers led by the Somanya District Commander DSP Isaac Otsin have stormed the Yilo Krobo constituency office of the Opposition National Democratic Congress following attack on the office by a group of irate youth suspected to be supporters of the Party. The irate youth on Saturday vandalized the …

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59 inmates of Nsawam prison matriculated into UCC

An initiative by the University of Cape Coast to encourage education in the country’s prisons has seen some 59 inmates benefitting. The University opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also enroll and 59 of these persons have been welcomed already …

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NPP loses treasurer in Dompoase accident

It has emerged that the Essikado-Ketan Constituency treasurer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) was among those who died in the gory accident that occurred at Dompoase, near Komenda in the Central Region on Tuesday dawn. The deceased, Hajia Hadijah was a business woman who was dealing in paints, …

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