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Metro TV back on air after closure over unpaid taxes

Accra-based television station Metro TV has been reopened after it was earlier shut down by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) over their failure to pay their taxes. According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the GRA, Kwesi Bobbie Ansah the station had been closed down due to some “outstanding tax liabilities” adding

We must be prudent, we can’t spend on just roads – Adentan MCE

Funding constraints are one of the main reasons residents in the Adentan Municipal Assembly have to contend with a terrible road network and vehicular traffic jams most days. The Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly, Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah made this point in response to complaints from residents who ply many of the

Swine flu outbreak at KUMACA contained – Health officials

Health Officials in the Ashanti Region say they have contained the H1N1 epidemic at the Kumasi Academy. The pandemic strain of influenza type A, H1N1 2009 also known as Swine Flu was detected in some students of the school and is believed to be related to the deaths of four students. Most

EC’s credibility must be protected in corruption probe – Lecturer

A Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Evans Aggrey Darko, has cautioned that possible impeachment proceedings against some top officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) must not compromise the Commission’s mandate. Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Aggrey Darko stressed that the EC’s credibility needed to be protected given its importance to

GRA shuts down Metro TV over unpaid taxes

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has shut down Accra-based television station Metro TV, reportedly over their failure to pay their taxes. A visit by Citi Business News to the Cantonment premises of the television station revealed that the GRA has restricted entry into the company with a seal of the Commissioner General. The

Tension at Mankessim as taxi drivers clash with military

Tensions were high at the central business area of Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region when military personnel stormed the town to ease vehicular movement after motorists in the area were stranded in gridlock. Taxi drivers who ply the Mankessim-Saltpond and Mankessim-Esuehyia lanes of the Accra-Cape Coast stretch of

Angry Mankessim taxi drivers block road over police harrassment

Tensions were high at the central business area of Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region when military personnel stormed the town to ease vehicular movement after taxi drivers blocked the road with their cars, leaving motorists stranded in gridlock for over an hour. The drivers who ply the Mankessim-Saltpond

Renaming Tamale stadium after Aliu Mahama right call – Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide has defended government’s decision to rename the Tamale Sports Stadium after late Ex-Vice President Aliu Mahama. The Tamale Sports Stadium was re-christened the Aliu Mahama over the weekend at a ceremony in Tamale which was attended by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The late

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses. “I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old told BBC

6-year-old boy dies in fire at Atwima Mponua

A six-year-old boy has died in a fire that swept through a room he was sleeping in at Baneikrom in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. The boy, who was identified as Kwadwo Michael, was said to be sleeping in the room when the fire started at about 11:00

UG team wins IEA anti-corruption week debate contest

The University of Ghana Debate Team has been adjudged winners of the inter-tertiary debate on corruption organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) as part of this year’s National Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week celebrations. They beat their counterparts from the Central University, Islamic University College, and Accra Technical Universtiy in the

St Francis Xavier alumni donate GHc20,000 to school

The 1997 year group of the St. Francis Xavier Minor Seminary in Wa has presented a cash donation of GHc 20,000 to the school. The amount is their contribution for the completion of a boys’ dormitory block which was initiated by the old students association of the school. The group also gave

Maj. Mahama killing: Court rejects discharge plea for six suspects

A district court has rejected an application by the prosecution in the Major Maxwell Mahama murder case seeking to discharge six of the suspects. The court, presided over by Worlanyo Kotuku, dismissed the request, explaining that the prosecution should have come with a written application instead of an oral one. The prosecution

EC boss writes to Nana Addo, wants copy of petition against her

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei is still yet to peruse the allegations against her in a petition presented to the Presidency, demanding her removal from office. A document sighted by Citi News indicates that she has written to the President asking for a copy of the petition

Arrest chiefs who fund land guards – Minister

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, has set his sights on ensuring the arrest of chiefs who illegally sell lands and hire land guards to terrorise legitimate land owners. This, he said, will bring an end to the unlawful acts of the land guards, many of whom are believed to

Unibank moves to add over GHS700m to its capital

One of Ghana’s most stable indigenous banks, Unibank, is to obtain a colossal amount of over GHS700 million. The amount, which will significantly shore up the bank’s capital when the Central Bank approves the recapitalisation programme it is embarking on, will peg the bank’s assets at almost a billion cedis. The over

New GAPTEE board charged to investigate Aayalolo’s indebtedness

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has charged the newly inaugurated board of the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), to investigate circumstances under which the management of Aayalolo buses accrued huge debts for the purchase of fuel. According to them, the board must find out the structure and

New GAPTE board charged to investigate Aayalolo’s indebtedness

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has charged the newly-inaugurated board of the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), to investigate the circumstances under which the management of Aayalolo buses accrued huge debts for the purchase of fuel. According to them, the board must find out the structure and

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