GhanaReview International - The Leading Ghanaian News Agency
London New York Accra
GRi Latest News
Tuesday 17 October 2017


[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill


[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case


[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen


[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo


[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
... go Back
General News

[ 2017-10-11 ]

We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
Former Member of Parliament for Dade Kotopon, Nii
Amasah Namoale said the President does not need
cabinet to implement “simple” regulation in the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) books.

His comments follows decision by President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to meet his cabinet on
Thursday over the deadly gas explosion last week
Saturday but before the President will meet his

“We don’t need more policies or programmes to deal
with these issues, what we need is the President
directing his appointees at the supervising
agencies and ministries to act, and not to be
holding cabinet meetings, for what?” Namoale asked
in bewilderment on Onua Fm morning show on

Seven persons lost their lives, with 132 others
sustaining varied degrees of injury in Saturday’s
explosion which is the 8th within three years in
the country.

Nii Amasah Namoale insisted that the explosions
are becoming one too many, and the President
should be seen being proactive rather than
“talking because the talk is becoming too much; he
is the executive President and have the power to
hire and fire, so Nana Addo please get down and do
the work”.

He posited that if people appointed by the
President fail, he has no other options than to
accept the blame since the buck stops with him,
adding that if the problem is lack of human
resources at the agencies responsible for ensuring
safety in the environment, government should
recruit more people.

“This is a matter of life and death and we should
not wait for another explosion or disaster of a
sort, if there are no men at EPA, GSA (Ghana
Standards Authority) and all other agencies
responsible for ensuring safety, then they must
recruit more people.

The President must act now, he should fire those
ineffective CEOs” Meanwhile, former MP for
Ablekuma North Justice Joe Appiah has condemned
attempt by some people to politicize the
Saturday’s explosion, saying “if the heads of
supervising agencies cannot enforce their own
regulations for our safety, then they should get
out of office. It is time we stop this nonsense,
people are dying” .

Source -

... go Back

Add YOUR View here

Ghana Review International (GRi) is published by Micromedia Consultants Ltd. T/A MCL - a wholly Ghanaian owned news agency. GRi is an independent publication and is non-aligned to any political party or interest group, within or outside of Ghana. It is a reliable source of information for Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians alike. This magazine will be of interest to any person with an interest in Ghana, Ghanaians and Africans, wherever in the world they live. This website is the on-line arm of the publication. It contains news and reviews on Ghana and the international communities.

All pages are © Copyright Ghana Review International (GRi) 1994 - 2016