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President Akufo-Addo Issues Directives On Ghana’s Earthquake Preparedness And Response

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has issued a number of directives to Ministries, Departments and Agencies in response to a report compiled by a committee of experts tasked to assess the country’s state of preparedness for the occurrence of earthquakes. Speaking at a stakeholders’ conference organised by the Ministry of Interior, on Thursday, 8th April 2021, at Tang Palace, President Akufo-Addo noted that the series of earth tremors experienced by the country in recent times, coupled with the confirmation that Ghana is susceptible to earthquakes along the southern belt and the Akwapim-Togo range, resulted in...

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93 Narcotics Recruits take Oath of Allegiance

Ninety-three (93) Narcotics recruits on Friday, March 5, 2021 took the oath of allegiance and secrecy to serve Ghana and its people in the fight against narcotic drugs and related crimes. The event was the Basic Narcotics Recruits Course 5 which took place at the Naval Training Command, (Navtrac) at Nutekpor near Sogakope. Mrs. Adelaide ANNO-KUMI, Chief Director for the Ministry of the Interior who was the Guest of Honour at the ceremony, urged the recruits to abide by set down rules and regulations and not to divulge sensitive information to unauthorized persons. She said the Narcotics Control Commission...

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SPANISH GOVERNMENT DONATES EQUIPMENT TO INTERIOR MINISTRY

The Spanish Embassy in Ghana on Friday, February 26, 2021 donated equipment to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to help fight crime at the country’s borders. The items included four (4) off-road vehicles, four (4) ATV-quads, four (4) helmet, ten (10) computers and eight (8) printers. His Excellency the President’s Representative at the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery (MP), who received the items on behalf of the GIS commended the Spanish Government for the kind gesture and assured them that the equipment will serve its intended purpose. He said the donation would complement the efforts of resourcing...

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DECLARATION OF MONDAY, 8TH MARCH, 2021 AS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marks Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday. However, in view of the fact that 6th March, 2021 falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E.I), in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 8th March, 2021 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.   Signed: AMBROSE DERY (MP) H.E. THE PRESIDENT’S REPRESENTATIVE AT THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR   Issued...

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Imposition of Curfew on Alavanyo and Nkonya Townships in the Oti Region

The Minister for the Interior has by Executive Instrument renewed the Curfew hours imposed on Alavanyo and Nkonya Townships and their environs in the Oti Region from 6:00pm to 6:00am effective Sunday, January 10, 2021 Government continues to express its appreciation to the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area for their efforts in ensuring peace in the area and urges them to use the established mechanisms for the resolution of all their conflicts and disputes. Meanwhile, Government will like to reiterate that, there is a ban on all persons in the two towns and their...

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