A former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, has urged Parliament to summon the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to come and give account of what she knows about the involvement of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) in illegal mining (galamsey) activities.
The hope of managers of the country’s oil industry to see Ghanaians play big in the upstream exploration and production sector is becoming illusive, as Ghanaians are yet to trust themselves to form teams and venture into the industry.
Three municipal and district chief executives along the Volta Lake in the Eastern Region have collectively endorsed the Volta Lake timber salvation project as very crucial and of economic importance to the communities, the region and the state.
The Director of the Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centre (AFRITAC) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr Oral Hiworth Williams, has called on the government to ensure proper preservation of the country's natural resources, especially the once vibrant Aburi Botanical Gardens, to generate revenue for the economy.
Residents of Kumbungu in the Northern Region are yet to come to terms with the death of the chief of Chensugu, a village near Kumbungu, who was shot dead during the celebration of this year’s Fire (Bugum) Festival last Thursday night.
Hopes of Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association to have their concerns regarding the Government’s deal with Chinese owned StarTimes has been dashed after sector Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful downplayed their inputs saying GIBA has no right to dictate to the government what to do.
The Sankore Traditional Council in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has threatened to arm citizens with guns to defend themselves if the government failed to protect them from rampant attacks perpetrated by political activists.