Nathaniel Nartey, Author at Comet News

Author: Nathaniel Nartey

Huawei demotes workers for tweeting from an iPhone

Huawei Technologies Co. can get really touchy about its phones. This week, the fast-rising Chinese company demoted and cut the pay of two employees held responsible for a New Year’s greeting tweeted from Huawei’s official account – with an iPhone. It was an embarrassing snafu for China’s biggest telecoms gear maker, which supplanted Apple Inc. as the world’s No. 2 smartphone brand in 2018 and is now gunning for the top spot. The slip-up comes as tensions run high with finance chief Meng Wanzhou facing extradition to the U.S. over alleged bank fraud. And it may have further ruffled feathers in Shenzhen after...

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BoG approves OmniBank, Sahel Sahara merger

The Bank of Ghana has approved a merger between OmniBank and Sahel Sahara Bank (BSIC). The consent was contained in a letter to the Managing Directors of the two banks from the central bank. The two banks agreed to come together following the increase in the minimum capital requirement for commercial banks from 120 million cedis to 400 million cedis. The request for approval has been with the central bank since August 3, 2018, according to the BoG’s letter. The Bank of Ghana however maintains that the approval is subject to some six (6) conditions which should culminate in...

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Women in Parliament urged to lead the fight for fair rights

The Minister for Parliamentary Affiars, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has called on female caucus of Parliament to lead the way in getting parliament to pass bills that  affect them, and will help increase their numbers in the House and other decision making positions.These bills he says include the Affirmative Action Bill, Spousal Rights Bill and Intestate Succession Bill. Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu expressed surprised at how the country has been silent on the Spousal rights Bill, especially as the constitution states clearly that the Bill should be passed to law as soon as the country migrates into constitutional rule....

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Stonebwoy invites Akufo-Addo to Bhim Concert

Award-winning dancehall artiste Stonebwoy on Thursday paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo to invite him to his Bhim Nation Concert. The concert comes off on December 28, 2018 at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair in Accra. Akufo-Addo tweeted about the visit, adding “We also discussed the role of the entertainment industry in the development of our country.” Celebrated Jamaican reggae band, Morgan Heritage, will be performing at the concert. Nana Akufo-Addo ✔ @NAkufoAddo Afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste, @stonebwoyb, “President of Bhim Nation”, was at Jubilee House a few minutes ago to invite me to his #FillTheDome Bhim...

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Youth in Afforestation receive one-month’s allowance after protest

Recruits under the government’s youth in afforestation programme have confirmed receiving one-month’s allowance although some are owed between three to six month’s allowance. This comes after they staged a massive protest on the premises of the Forestry Commission on Monday over the non-payment of the allowance. Some of those who spoke to citi news said they were not happy with the development as they expected that all their due allowances would be paid to them. One of the recruits said, “They dropped just one month. You work for five months and they give you one month. How can you be happy?...

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