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About Bernard
Bernard Ralph Adams is an international journalist currently with the Ignite Media Group operators of Metro TV, Original 91.9 FM and Original TV in West Africa, Ghana.

He is a talented and immensely creative member of the fourth estate of the realm with a commitment to high-quality research writing. 

Known commonly as Bernard Ralph has a proven history of achievement in the industry with about a decade of experience in the media fraternity.

He holds sound investigative research methods in high esteem and always desire to seek the truth and nothing else.

The Ghanaian journalist has excellent reporting and interviewing skills and award-winning writing techniques. 

A pen might be mightier than a sword, but that will only depend on who possesses and uses the pen. A pen in your hands could probably just be a tool for leaving ink stains on a paper. 

But a pen in Bernard Ralph's hands can sometimes send shivers down the spines of some high-ranking personalities in the world.

In an age where integrity is scarce, Bernard Ralph prides himself as a gentleman of complete integrity. 

He's guided by an anti-gift policy and rejects favours from newsmakers and people in high office in order not to compromise.
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2024 Elections: NDC members threaten reprisal attacks

28 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya East Constituency is threatening to retaliate against any attacks on their members in the upcoming 2024 general elections, citing police failure to investigate past incidents. They are particularly concerned about a statement by MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, which they interpret as an intention to use violence to retain her seat. The NDC expressed dissatisfaction with the police handling of a case where party members were shot in 2020 and are considering taking security into their own hands.

Showdown as Sabongari Youth celebrate Samanpiid in grand style

27 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Samanpiid Festival, celebrated by the Kusasi ethnic group in Northern Ghana, saw a grand celebration by the youth of Sabongari in Bawku. The event featured cultural displays and attracted a large crowd. Residents expressed the festival's significance and called for peace in the community.

Team Invitational Football Gala Set for Dec. 27; Winner Earns $500

27 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
SK Sports Agency is organizing an 8-team invitational football gala at Adjiringanor Wembley Park on December 27, 2023, offering a trophy, a $500 cash prize, and other rewards. The event aims to identify football talents and celebrate the year's achievements. MLS star Derrick Jones and other dignitaries are expected to attend. The agency focuses on talent scouting and career guidance for players.

KT Hammond denies slapping Annoh Dompreh

22 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Kwabena Tahir (KT) Hammond, Minister for Trade and Industry and MP for Adansi Asokwa, has denied allegations of slapping Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh Dompreh during parliamentary proceedings on December 22, 2023. A video of the alleged altercation went viral, leading to public criticism. Hammond clarified that he only gestured towards Dompreh due to time constraints while discussing the appointment of judges by the president and emphasized that he is not a violent person. He also mentioned that Dompreh is a close confidant in politics and parliament.

Komfo Kolege urges government to implement measures to support widows

21 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Ghanaian actor Komfo Kolege has called on the government to take action to support widows who face challenges after the loss of their spouses. He spoke at an event organized by Wofa Sem, who provided health screenings and donations to widows in Tepa, Ashanti Region. Kolege suggested the creation of a ministry or a support system under the existing Ministry of Gender. The Paramount Chief of Tepa, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, thanked Wofa Sem for his generosity and pledged the community's support for Wofa Sem Motors.

GNMTA to protest over unpaid arrears

19 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) is threatening to protest due to unpaid arrears by the government. Despite promises and a petition to the Ministry of Health, the GNMTA has only received two months' worth of payments out of two years' arrears and seven months' clearance from the Ministry of Finance. The delay has caused financial and emotional strain, as well as academic impediments, leading to disillusionment among members.

Third edition of the Super Volleyball championship slated for Dec. 18

18 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Ghana International School in Accra will host the third edition of the Super Volleyball Championship from December 18 to 22, 2023. The event, the largest indoor volleyball competition in West Africa, will feature six top volleyball teams from across Ghana competing in both men's and women's divisions. The founder, Mohammed Aputeog, highlighted the efforts to ensure a memorable competition and encouraged teams to meet international standards. Technical Head Alfred Akuffo emphasized the goal of improving the quality of volleyball in Accra and Ghana.

WAEC cancels over 3,600 subject results of 2023 candidates

18 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled 3,647 subject results for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall and the entire results of 839 candidates for possessing mobile phones during exams. Additionally, results from 235 schools are withheld for using Artificial Intelligence to generate answers, and the results of 4,280 candidates’ subjects and the entire results of 1,005 candidates are withheld for various suspected offences. These results are under investigation and will be either released or cancelled based on the outcome.

Leslie Tamakloe as Mahama's running mate is surest bet for victory in 2024

12 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Youth groups in Tamale, Northern Region, are advocating for Leslie Mensah Tamakloe to be chosen as John Dramani Mahama's running mate for the 2024 general elections. They believe Tamakloe's business and ICT expertise will significantly aid the National Democratic Congress's victory and help solidify the party's grassroots support in the Volta Region.

Let's use our power and influence to empower people

12 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Dr. Kingsley Agyemang, Registrar at the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, called on stakeholders and authorities to use their influence to empower the youth, during the finals of the Kingsley Readathon Challenge at Kyebi Presbyterian College of Education. The competition aimed to improve reading habits following a 2015 test showing only 2% of basic school children could read proficiently. Winners from Kibi Municipal Assembly Experimental and Ebenezer Presbyterian received prizes. Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Comfort Ofori Appiah, expressed satisfaction with the event and the intention to address identified challenges.

Three perish in a motorbike accident

08 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Three individuals have died following a collision involving two motorbikes in Fobinso, Central Region, due to heavy dust impairing visibility. Two victims died on the scene, and one at Ayanfuri Pentecost Hospital. The lack of crash helmets was noted. Residents are calling for road repairs and stricter regulation of motorbike usage. Additionally, two deaths and multiple injuries occurred in a separate accident on the Dunkwa-on-Offin-Obuasi road, where a cargo vehicle collided with a sprinter bus. Locals are urging for road rehabilitation to prevent further accidents.

Adopt innovative technology to boost agriculture in Ghana

08 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, has emphasized the importance of innovative technology in farming to transform Ghana's agricultural sector. He highlighted the collaboration between the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) and the Meteorological Agency to provide farmers with weather information, aiding them in making informed decisions to prevent post-harvest losses. The 39th Farmers’ Day Celebration in Bolgatanga was postponed to December 8, 2023, to effectively plan and honor farmers' contributions to the nation.

Pappy Kojo clarifies net worth, sets the record straight at $9 million

07 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Ghanaian rapper Pappy Kojo clarified rumors about his net worth, stating it is $9 million, contrary to the speculated $1 million. In an interview on Metro TV's Entertainment Review, he addressed the misinformation and discussed his participation in the Occupy Julorbi House protests, emphasizing his support for friends rather than personal grievances due to his privileged position.

Centrality of government is an agent of corruption

06 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin criticized the centralized government as an agent of corruption during a visit by Minister Daniel Botwe, advocating for decentralization to enhance transparency and accountability. Botwe highlighted the government's efforts in decentralization, including a $150 million initiative to prevent extremism and 548 projects to improve district resilience. Residents of Lower Manya Municipality urged the government to expedite road construction to prevent disasters.

CPP Crisis: Removing National Executives Won't Address Problem

06 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Kwesi Pratt Jr. argues that the Convention People’s Party (CPP) must return to its core values rather than just replacing its National Executives to solve its internal problems. Following a vote of no confidence, CPP’s General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantuah resigned. An interim body was formed to take over from the exiting executives.

Confusion Surrounding NPP Primaries in 3 Nzema Constituencies Resolved

05 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The New Patriotic Party has addressed the disputes that delayed the parliamentary primaries in Ellembelle, Jomoro, and Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira constituencies in Ghana's Western Region. Disagreements over venues, candidature, and candidate qualifications disrupted the electoral process. In Ellembelle, the impasse between supporters of Abeka Dauda and the District Chief Executive Kwasi Bonzoh was referred to the National Disciplinary Committee. Jomoro's primaries are scheduled for December 16th, 2023. In Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira, a three-venue approach for the primaries was agreed upon to appease all parties.

Tamale residents urge Akufo-Addo not to assent anti witchcraft bill into law

05 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Residents of Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana are urging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to sign the anti-witchcraft bill into law, arguing that it will encourage witchcraft activities despite their opposition to the inhumane treatment of alleged witches. They blame Parliament for passing the controversial bill and plead with the president to avoid assenting it. Meanwhile, a group of accused witches expressed their dissatisfaction with the president's refusal to approve the bill, holding placards during a protest to demand justice and protection of human rights.

I’ll work with Bawumia to resolve Bawku conflict — Newly elected NPP Zebilla PC

02 Dec 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Dr. John Kingsley Kudugu, the newly-elected NPP parliamentary candidate for the Bawku West area, pledges to collaborate with NPP flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to achieve lasting peace in the Bawku region. Kudugu acknowledges the involvement of key stakeholders like Otumfour Osei Tutu Ababio II in the peace process and highlights his own contributions to the Kusaaug Traditional Area, including an educational scholarship fund. Kudugu won the NPP primaries with a significant margin over his opponent, Dr. Frank Adongo Fuseini.

Parliament orders Education Ministry to postpone reporting date for SHS 1 students to Jan 2024

01 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, has directed the Education Ministry to postpone the reporting date for first-year Senior High School students from December 4, 2023, to the first week of January 2024. He has also called for the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, to brief Parliament on the matter on December 4, 2023. The Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, advised Parliament to proceed with caution to avoid conflicts with the Ministry's previous statements. The Speaker assured students, parents, and staff that the issue is being resolved.

Sydney Casely-Hayford Succumbs to Kidney Failure at 69

01 Dec 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Sydney Casely-Hayford, a Ghanaian financial consultant, social commentator, and leading member of OccupyGhana, passed away at the age of 69 due to kidney failure. He was known for his appearances as a pundit on radio and television and as a columnist for several portals. His death was confirmed by a close family source to Myjoyonline.com, and it was reported that he had been battling kidney disease for eight years.

I’ll win 90% of votes in NPP Bekwai parliamentary primaries

30 Nov 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Ralph Poku Adusei, a private legal practitioner and parliamentary candidate hopeful for the Bekwai Constituency, has expressed confidence in winning 90% of the votes in the upcoming NPP parliamentary primaries on 20 January 2024. He has built strong relationships with the 985 delegates in Bekwai and plans to introduce welfare schemes, training programs, and voluntary life insurance for them. Poku-Adusei, with thirteen years of legal experience, aims to leverage his background to address job creation, poverty, agriculture, infrastructure, youth employment, education, and pensions in Amansie. He emphasizes education, livelihood, infrastructure development, advocacy, policy reform, healthcare, and social welfare to transform the municipality.

Joe Mettle donates and fellowships with flood victims in Mepe

29 Nov 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
Gospel artist Joe Mettle has provided support to flood victims in Mepe, Volta Region, through his annual 'Love Gift' initiative. He donated essential items and offered fellowship, lifting spirits with prayers and songs. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, thanked Mettle for his generosity. Mettle's upcoming Christmas concert will be held at the Assemblies Of God, Cedar Mountain Chapel International in East Legon.

10th Gold Fields PGA Championship tee off at Damang

29 Nov 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The 10th Gold Fields PGA Championship began at the Damang Golf Course with Michael Van Der Merwe performing the ceremonial tee off. The event features 33 Ghanaian and 9 foreign professional golfers competing for a significant prize, with top golfers like defending champion Kojo Barnni and others expected to perform. Female golfers are also participating, and the tournament is sponsored by various companies. The PGA aims to groom more professional players, particularly females.

1D1F: I never asked money from businessman to facilitate meeting with Akufo-Addo — NR NPP 1st Vice Chairman

29 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Alhaji Iddrisu Sunday, the Northern Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has denied allegations made by businessman Claude Convincer Davit that he demanded $20,000 to facilitate a meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and secure a loan from Axim Bank of Ghana. Sunday refuted the claims, labeling Davit a 'pathological liar' and urging the public to disregard the allegations. The matter has been forwarded to his lawyers for further action.

Suspend authorisation of Onua FM/TV

28 Nov 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The National Media Commission (NMC) of Ghana has requested the National Communications Authority (NCA) to revoke the licenses of Onua TV and Onua FM, citing their broadcasts as a threat to public safety and national security. The NMC alleges that the stations have engaged in hateful rhetoric, ethnic division, and incitement against national institutions such as the Council of State and the Ghana Armed Forces. The NMC believes fines are insufficient and has called for the suspension of their operations. The Executive Secretary of NMC, George Sarpong, outlined the legal basis for the suspension in a letter to the NCA, emphasizing the need for action in the public interest.

Ekuful 'trade words' in Parliament

28 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Tension arose in Ghana's Parliament on November 28 when Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin reprimanded Communications and Digitalisation Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful for her interjection during a debate on the import restrictions bill. The Minority in Parliament had reservations about the Legislative Instrument, while Owusu-Ekuful argued that the discussion was unnecessary as the draft policy had not been presented. Bagbin criticized her for not listening and dismissed her interjection.

Unity is the gateway to development

27 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, former MP for Tempane Constituency, urges residents and local chiefs to prioritize unity to foster development in the underdeveloped district. Highlighting the area's challenges, he emphasizes that overcoming pettiness and division is crucial for progress. Kpemka, who won the 2016 election under the NPP, calls for collective effort to elevate the district's development agenda.

Peaceful Ghana should not be importing food

24 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Chief of Apremdo, Nana Egya Kwamena Xl, criticized the Ghanaian government's reliance on food imports and called for better utilization of the country's peaceful conditions to boost agricultural productivity. He emphasized the need for smart investments in agriculture, urban farming, and efficient use of market facilities. The Chief praised the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative but urged for more targeted efforts to ensure food security and sustainable development.

Prof Gyampo writes to Dr Bawumia

23 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Prof Gyampo advises Dr Bawumia to focus on his own campaign, rebuild trust, and avoid a sense of entitlement. He criticizes the government's unfulfilled promises and the hardships faced by Ghanaians, which have led to a trust deficit even among core supporters. Gyampo suggests that Bawumia's political strategists should be sacked for making him popularize his opponent's idea of a 24-hour economy. He also advises Bawumia to address issues sincerely, avoid mocking laughter, and remain true to his Muslim faith rather than over-fraternizing with Christianity for votes, emphasizing the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Ghana.

24 hour economy: TEIN lauds Mahama’s initiative

23 Nov 2023  |  metrotvonline.com
The Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has praised former President John Dramani Mahama's proposed policy for a 24-hour economy, which they believe will create jobs and address graduate unemployment in Ghana. TEIN is advocating for an intellectual debate in the 2024 election campaign, emphasizing that the NDC's policy proposals, including industrialization, are crucial for Ghana's economic recovery. The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Youth Organizer, Gideon Hammond, highlighted the NDC's commitment to economic growth and sector expansion, citing the 24-hour economy and a cashew processing plant in the Bono Region as examples. The newly elected President of the Kings University College branch of TEIN, Zambaga Rufai Saminu, called for member dedication to ensure the party's victory in the 2024 elections, despite acknowledging the challenges ahead.

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Grants McDan Air Operators License

22 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
McDan Airlines has been granted a commercial air carrier license by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), marking a significant milestone in Ghana's aviation industry. The GCAA praised McDan's commitment to excellence and safety, anticipating that the new airline will revolutionize air travel in Ghana and attract foreign investments. Dr. Daniel McKorley, founder of McDan Group, expressed gratitude for the GCAA's support. McDan Airlines aims to enhance the travel experience with a focus on comfort, efficiency, and top-notch customer service, potentially boosting job opportunities and tourism in Ghana.

Alan is the best choice

21 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Nana Ohene Ntow, former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), endorses Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen for the 2024 elections, citing his potential to reverse Ghana's economic crisis. Despite being expelled from the NPP for his support, Ntow respects the party's decision and remains committed to the country's success through his backing of Kyerematen.

Africa Medical Tourism Council Strengthens Ties with Health Ankara and Turquaz Health at TravelExpo

19 Nov 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Africa Medical Tourism Council (AMTC) visited Ankara, Turkey, from November 16 to 19, 2023, to participate in a TravelExpo and strengthen medical tourism ties. The trip, supported by the Ankara Chamber of Commerce and Turquaz Health, aimed to bridge Turkey and Africa in medical expertise trade. Ankara is emerging as a healthcare destination, with Turkey offering incentives for African medical tourists. The AMTC explored top medical facilities and discussed academic exchanges and partnerships. The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies endorsed the investment for mutual development.

NDC explains why Nii Yarboi Annan was disqualified from Odododiodio primary

13 Oct 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) disqualified Michael Nii Yarboi Annan from contesting its parliamentary primary in Odododiodio, Accra, due to his failure to meet the mandatory four-year membership requirement. The decision, based on findings from a Special Committee chaired by Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, revealed that Annan was still a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2019 and had inconsistencies in his NDC membership records. The NDC emphasized its commitment to equity, fairness, and justice, and warned against any acts of indiscipline or anti-party behavior.

Upper West Akim NPP Boils: Party office locked; no forms sold over plot to make sitting MP go unopposed

05 Oct 2023  |  Metro TV Online
The Upper West Akim Constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been locked to prevent candidates from picking nomination forms, allegedly to ensure the sitting MP, Frederick Obeng Adom, contests unopposed. This move, reportedly orchestrated by regional and constituency chairmen, has sparked protests from party members who argue that the MP has lost relevance and that the party should allow open competition. The controversy has led to threats of voting against the party if the plan proceeds.

Electric Vehicles: Ghanaian mechanics skeptical about prospect

01 Oct 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Ghanaian mechanics express skepticism about the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) due to inadequate infrastructure and lack of training. Despite rising interest and importation of EVs, mechanics in Takoradi have yet to encounter them in their shops. The government is working to promote EVs to address carbon emissions and environmental pollution, with initiatives like developing charging infrastructure and supporting local manufacturing. Mechanics call for more involvement and training to prepare for the transition to EVs. The Ministry of Energy estimates 17,000 EVs currently in use in Ghana, with potential for significant growth.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah replies Frimpong Boateng

22 Apr 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana's Minister of Information, has refuted allegations made by former Minister of Science, Environment, Technology, and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, that he plotted to tarnish Frimpong-Boateng's reputation. Frimpong-Boateng claimed that Oppong Nkrumah organized a meeting with journalists to strategize on damaging his image, which he believes led to negative media coverage. Oppong Nkrumah clarified that he attended a PRINPAG event on financial reporting and had no meeting to undermine anyone. He pointed out that Frimpong-Boateng's own actions, such as reporting missing excavators to the police and making public comments, were the source of his media challenges. Oppong Nkrumah expressed disappointment over the accusations and forgave Frimpong-Boateng, urging him to reflect on his actions.

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta Denies Misleading Parliament

07 Apr 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana's Finance Minister, has refuted allegations that he provided misleading financial data to Parliament. These allegations form part of the Minority’s seven-point censure motion seeking his removal. Ofori-Atta defended his integrity before a bipartisan committee, asserting that he has always served with honesty and never intentionally misreported data. The Minority accuses him of conflict of interest, financial mismanagement, and actions leading to the devaluation of the Ghana Cedi. The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has established an eight-member committee, chaired by MPs K.T. Hammond and Dominic Ayine, to investigate the claims. The committee, which includes members from both the Majority and Minority sides, is expected to report back in seven days.

Kasapreko Company Limited Announces Double Salary for Workers Amid Economic Hardship

05 Apr 2023  |  Metro TV Online
Kasapreko Company Limited, an indigenous Ghanaian alcoholic beverage brand, has decided to offer a relief package to its employees due to the economic difficulties caused by inflation and the depreciation of the Cedi, Ghana's currency. The company is providing its workers with double their usual salary for the month of November. This applies to all permanent, contract, and casual staff. The Managing Director, Mr. Richard Adjei, expressed in an internal memo that the management is concerned about the economic volatility and its impact on staff well-being. The move is expected to bring relief to the employees and their families amidst these challenges. The article also touches on the broader economic hardships faced by Ghanaians post-COVID, including calls for the dismissal of key government finance officials to restore confidence in the nation's finances.

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BHIM Concert: 5th Dimension Edition review – Stonebwoy brings Accra Sports Stadium down

22 Dec 2022  |  metrotvonline.com
Stonebwoy's sold-out BHIM Concert at Accra Sports Stadium was a historic event for Ghana music, featuring his performance and guest artists from the Caribbean. The 2023 edition of the BHIM Festival saw Stonebwoy's grand entrance and performances of songs from his album '5th Dimension'. The concert included international guest artists' inaugural performances in Ghana and announced the expansion of the BHIM Concert to a multi-day event next year. The festival has been a significant music event in Ghana, featuring renowned artists from Africa and the Caribbean.

Gonjaland Youth Association holds Seminar for chiefs on traditional governance

18 Dec 2022  |  Metro TV Online
The Gonjaland Youth Association organized a seminar for paramount chiefs of the Gonjaland Traditional Council in Damongo, Savannah Region, focusing on traditional governance, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and the justice system. Lawyer Alhaji Mohammed Amin discussed the traditional governance system and the Gonja State Constitution review. Rev Fr Larzurous emphasized ADR's importance, and Lawyer Paul Chitara explained the roles of chiefs per the 1992 Constitution. The seminar concluded with a meeting at the palace of Yagbonwura Jira Bikunuto Soale Jewu the first, where chiefs agreed to consider the seminar's discussions.

Ghana’s Longest-Serving Finance Minister, Kwesi Botchwey, Dies at 80

19 Nov 2022  |  Metro TV Online
Kwesi Botchwey, a respected economist and Ghana's longest-serving Finance Minister, has passed away at the age of 80. He died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on November 19, 2022. While there has been no official statement from his family, tributes are being shared by individuals across political lines, as well as friends and family. Botchwey's educational background includes degrees from the University of Ghana, Yale Law School, and the University of Michigan Law School. His career included teaching at various universities, advising roles with the World Bank, IMF, UNDP, and ECDPM, and participation in significant international economic negotiations.

There’s no responsible leader in NDC –Allotey Jacobs

Former Deputy Communications Minister lauds John Mahama for transforming telecom industry

23 Jun 2020  |  www.ghanaweb.com
The article discusses the transformation of the telecommunications industry in Ghana, crediting former President John Mahama for his role in initiating reforms. A former Deputy Communications Minister, Mr Edward Ato Sarpong, praises Mahama for decoupling Ghana Post and Telecommunication, which led to the creation of Ghana Telecom (now Vodafone) and the establishment of other operators like Westel (now part of Airtel/Tigo). The article highlights the significant changes in the industry, such as the ability to make international calls from home, which was previously impossible. It also mentions the deregulation of the sector, licensing of mobile network operators, and the investment in strategic telecommunications infrastructure under Mahama's leadership.

Tragic: Caught in Web of Political Vindictiveness?

18 May 2020  |  www.ghanaweb.com
Edward Ato Sarpong, a former Deputy Communications Minister, commented on the conviction of former National Communications Authority (NCA) officials by an Accra High Court. The court found William Tetteh Tevie, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, and Salifu Osman guilty of causing financial loss to the state, misuse of public funds, and breaches of the Public Procurement Act, sentencing them to prison. Sarpong believes the convictions are a result of political vindictiveness and expresses sorrow over the judgment. He praises Tevie's contributions to Ghana's technology sector and warns that such treatment of professionals could deter others from public service. The convicted individuals' lawyers plan to appeal the decision.
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