CitizenOne can confirm that the price of cement will increase from the current GHC 59 per 50kg bag to almost GHC 80 by close of this year. According to our information, a new price list is likely to be communicated to the public on Monday. "This has been occasioned by the increasing cost of production due to the free fall of the cedi against the dollar coupled with local factors including taxes, increase in utility tariffs and fuel", an official in a top cement manufacturing company told our reporters on condition of anonymity.
The majority leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has disclosed his intention to retire from parliament. This was after he was attacked by his constituents over the weekend. Speaking in an exclusive interview with TV3 monitored by CitizenOne, the Suame MP said haven served the people of Suame for 28 years, he has decided to bow out to allow another person to take over.
Maybe it's not what I am thinking. Is the vice President desperate to become president at all cost? The second gentleman of the land is known to be patronizing churches although he is a Muslim and his teaching is against the practice. But because he is hopping to succeed his boss, he is doing to send a message of unity.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took a bold step by firing the minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Sarfo. This was communicated to the public through a press release by Eugene Arhin. The statement added that the minister for Water Resources Hon.
Armed robbery is getting out of hands in the Sekyere Afram Plains district capital Drobonso. Recently road blockers attacked and killed a 64 year old woman who was returning home after visiting the hospital. The incident which occurred at the Drobonso-Kumawu road shocked Drobonso to its foundation. This was not the first time such a killing was happening in the area.
Road accidents continue to claim lives on our roads. Although the government through Road Safety Commission and the various ministries are doing everything possible to avert this menace, the situation seem far from over as hundreds continue to die on our roads. The irony is that more lives are lost on good roads compared to the bad ones.
A 62 year old pety trader in Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains district met her untimely death over the weekend as armed robbers fired bullets in her head, according to reports available to CitizenOne. According to eye witnesses who narrated the sad incident to this reporter, the armed robbers had blocked a section on the Drobonso-Kumawu road robbing commuters of their belongings.
Over the last couple of days, conversations in the media landscapes have shifted slightly to a scandal at the Ghana National Petroleum Cooperation (GNPC). This was after Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa revealed that the minister for energy inflated the cost of astro turfs constructed by GNPC by over 500%.
Social media is awash with preliminary findings of audit report of Ghana's financial status. According to the report which has been sighted by CitizenOne, IMF has raised ten queries and objections to Ghana's application for a bail out. These include but not limited to disputed figures, polices, accounting to public expenditure, size of government and relevance of some public offices.
After a long debate on the controversial E Levy, Parliament is set to take a decision on the bill today. Streaming live from Parliament, CitizenOne is bringing readers live updates on the debate. When the house resumed this morning, the majority leader and the finance committee chair made the house aware that the bill will be debated and ruled on.
Forms for health training institutions in Ghana will be out on Monday, 16th May 2022, an official communication from the health ministry has announced. According to the document intercepted by CitizenOne, the selling of forms will come to an end on Friday, July 29 2022.
Based on article 144(2) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, the President has elevated 4 persons to the position of justices of supreme court. The four high court and appeals court judges will be subjected to parliamentary vetting and approval. In a letter to Parliament on July 26 intercepted by CitizenOne, Nana Addo called on the Speaker, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, to ensure the expeditious consideration of the nominees so that they can start work as soon as practicable.
There was massive reaction on social media after a video suggesting that a three weeks old road constructed in Dansoman has been washed away. According to the video which was sighted by CitizenOne, the road was constructed in haste less than a month ago. But residents who saw the road being asphalted could not see the asphalt again.
There is an ongoing challenge on social media dubbed the Ghana Card Challenge. In this new challenge, participants are required to post what their Ghana cards can do for them. It is interesting to note the various ways the Ghana card can be used sarcastically. In one video intercepted by CitizenOne, a lady who hired a labourer to do manual job behind her house tried to feed the labourer with Ghana card.
The 1992 constitution of the republic of Ghana guarantees each elected president a period of 4 year term. He or she is allowed to contest when his first term expires. However, one is not allowed to go beyond two terms in office as president. This has been the practice since 1992 till date and Ghana has produced four former presidents from it.
It is exactly ten years since Professor Mills was called to eternity. He would had been 78 years old this year if he was alive. Many people have eulogised the man known publicly as Asomdwee hene. CitizenOne combed social media and was touched by the tribute of the deputy national communications officer of the NDC, Godwin Ako Gunn.
CitizenOne published a story of the death of a Nigerian talented singer, Sister Osinachi Nwachuku yesterday. According to the story, the 'Ekueme' vocalist died in Abuja after five days of being on life support. Not much was known about the exact cause of her illness.
The NPP has finally elected 10 national executives who will take the party to 2024 election and beyond. Almost all elected officers are new faces at their positions except the women organiser, Kate Gyamfua who shockingly retained her seat with 93% of total valid votes cast. But one talk in town is the General Secretary.
The North Tongu legislator is at it again. As many thought the subject of the national cathedral was dead and gone, the controversial MP has resurrected it with fresh revelations. The MP in a Facebook post intercepted by CitizenOne said he requested for information about the cathedral from the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) but was told they don't have it.
Data got by CitizenOne from the seat of government has it that President Akufo Addo has approve the money pastor to connect with the International Monetary Fund for a rescue. The report endorsed by the data servess Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah expressed that the Fund is supposed to assist Ghana with recuperating from the impacts of the the the Covid 19 pandemic and the new Russian-Ukrainian conflict.