General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comI’ll contest 2020 elections – Mahama declaresFormer President John MahamaFormer President John Mahama has declared his interest to contest the 2020 elections on the ticket of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. Mr. Mahama who had been coy about his interest for the slot wrote on Facebook Saturday evening that he has reflected on the numerous calls on him to contest and will not disappoint his supporters. “I want to congratulate the rank & file and executives of our party, the NDC, at all levels for the commitment and work we have put into our reorganization efforts. “The zeal and determination of the average sympathizer of our great party is greater and miles ahead of what it was after the December 2016 Elections. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader,” Mahama wrote.
May 19, 2018 21:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghEOCO clears BoG of wrong doing on MMI dealErnest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG)The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has exonerated the Bank of Ghana (BoG) of any wrong doing in the contract award for the Mobile Money interoperability(MMI) platform. One of the companies that lost the bid petitioned EOCO alleging procurement and administrative breaches in the award of the contract. But in its report EOCO said the Bank of Ghana acted within its mandate in the award of the contract. The host of Joy FM's, news analysis programme, Newsfile, Samson Lardy Ayenini who read a copy of the EOCO report on Saturday's programme said the report established that the threshold limited for the procurement fell within the governance approval limited. And this was the finding; it established that the threshold limited for the procurement fell within the governance approval limited,” he said.
May 19, 2018 21:11 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaians experience Cowbell in the Skyplay videoManaging Director of Promasidor Ghana, Dirk LaeremansFor the first time in history, Ghanaians experienced and enjoyed a hot air balloon and travelled to see fascinating places in Ghana above sea level during the Cowbell in the Sky project. The Cowbell balloon flew over the country from 12th to 19th May 2018. The Cowbell balloon project helps the ongoing efforts to boost tourism, recreation and business in the country. Some Ghanaians who enjoyed the flight have given good testimonies about the Cowbell in the Sky project. The hot air balloon is an aircraft consisting of a large bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air.
May 19, 2018 21:00 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: Goal.comKevin-Prince Boateng wins first trophy with Eintracht FrankfurtKevin-Prince Boateng has been impressive for Eintracht Frankfurt this seasonKevin-Prince Boateng claimed his first-ever piece of silverware for Eintracht Frankfurt in their Germany Cup triumph over Bayern Munich. The 31-year-old played the entire duration of the game as the Eagles shocked the reigning German topflight kings 3-1 at Olympiastadion. It is the first piece of silverware Boateng has won in his country of birth, since he made his professional bow at Hertha Berlin. The Bavarians squandered a number of chances – a result which denied them of lifting the tournament’s diadem for a record 19th time. Eintracht finished this season’s Bundesliga as the eighth best team, and this victory means they pick a ticket to play in next season’s Europa League.
May 19, 2018 20:48 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: www.Ghanaweb.comGod gave me a child after 4 years of marriage - Akesse Brempongplay videoAkesse Brempong in an interview with GhanawebWidely known and recognized as the commander in chief for the gospel reggae genre, Akesse Brempong did not have a rozy journey to being a father of two beautiful kids. The award-winning artiste has revealed that it took him four years after getting married to his wife Benedicta Brempong to give birth. Talking about how his popular single 'God is Working' came about, he explained that his wife almost gave up the thought of giving birth. That short question posed by his wife according to the reggae artiste influenced the lyrics of 'God is Working' single. Akesse Brempong continued that he and his wife decided not to pray for a child again.
May 19, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.com‘No common sense’ exhibited in Tamale attack – Casely HayfordSydney Casely HayfordThere was a deficit of common sense in Wednesday’s fracas which saw soldiers and police officers clash at Tamale, political commentator, Sydney Casely Hayford has said. A soldier had assaulted a taxi driver over a dispute and was reported to the police. But speaking on The Big Issue, Mr. Casely Hayford bemoaned the fact that what ensued could have been avoided with some restraint. According to him, when the officer reported to the station he was told he was going to be hurled before a court. The soldier tried to call his commanding officer but was prevented and the issue escalated into a fight.
May 19, 2018 18:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comTears of gold flow at MTN Heroes of Change 2018play videoSamira Bawumia with the MTN Hero of change 2018 (middle)Speech comes easily to many than tears would in normal life but on the night when the MTN heroes of Change were called onto the hall of fame tears spoke louder any more than words would in a spirited speech. For years, the men and women who turned sacrifice from a virtue into a deed; gave up their lives so others can live were left broken in profound tears of gold at Season Four of the Heroes of Change. With the three categories taken, the ten final nominees kept their fingers crossed, waiting with bated breath the jury to announce the MTN Hero of Change 2018. The time came for the MTN Hero of change 2018 to be named. “Ask yourself what can I do to help Ghana; You have a talent, use yours to change lives,” she concluded.
May 19, 2018 16:07 UTC
Religion of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: yen.com.ghJesus Christ made many mistakes in the Bible – Obinim claimsplay videoFounder and leader of The International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel ObinimFounder and leader of The International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has revealed that Jesus Christ made many mistakes in the Bible but could not be reprimanded because he was the son of God. Speaking in a new video in a sermon in one of his church services, the popular Man of God revealed that Jesus Christ did not know how to answer questions when asked. The popular and controversial man of God cited many examples from the Bible to buttress the point he was making about the ‘bad’ people skills of Jesus Christ. Bishop Daniel Obinim revealed that instead of Jesus Christ showing remorse after his parents found him when he went missing for three days, he rather was being cheeky and disrespectful. Bishop Daniel Obinim is arguably one of Ghana’s most influential Men of God.
May 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
Sports World News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: tribalfootball.comEgyptian outrage over British Museum's Salah boots stuntSalah became the all time top scorer in the Premier League with 32 goalsThere's outrage in Egypt over the British Museum's decision to place Mohamed Salah's football boots alongside artefacts from Ancient Egypt. The Egypt Independent there's fury among Egyptologists over the Museum's publicity stunt. Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawas says he loves Salah, but believes it shows a lack of respect towards the Pharaonic artefacts. “What the British Museum did shows disrespect to the great Egyptian history. “If the British Museum wanted to honour Salah, it should have built a museum for him or put the shoe in a special room."
May 19, 2018 15:00 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comWe are with you; Upper West Command assures Tumu Police after Friday’s attackDCOP Boapeah Kojo Otchere says an investigation has already began into the attackThe Upper West Regional Police Command has assured personnel at the Tumu Police Station of their support following an attack on the station Friday. The Regional Commander, DCOP Boapeah Kojo Otchere said they have begun an investigation into the incident and anyone found culpable will be duly punished. “Already we at the Regional Command have started our investigation and we are going to delve into the case…and at the end whoever is found culpable will be dealt with,” he said. Irate youth in Tumu stormed the Police Station Friday and vandalized some police vehicles and other property on Friday. Another is on admission at the Tumu Government Hospital after a stray bullet hit his eye.
May 19, 2018 14:48 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: ghanaguardian.comWe are ready for any blow from Anas - GFAIbrahim Sannie Daara, Communications Director of the Ghana Football AssociationThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has hinted of its readiness for the expected video from ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Dubbed 'Number 12', an expected exposé is to be premiered in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti Region on June 6. The exposé as revealed by Anas, is expected to reveal corrupt practices in some offices in the country of which the GFA has been fingered. When asked if the GFA is perturbed about the expected exposé, Spokesperson for the GFA, Saanie Daara indicated they were ever ready and are not frightened. "Anas is not a murderer.. the only thing that puts fear in human beings is death and since Anas is not death, we are not supposed to be scared.
May 19, 2018 13:41 UTC
Health News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgGhanaian Herbal Medicine practitioners understudy Vietnam’s integration methodThe beneficiaries receiving their certificatesThe German Development Corporation has supported some members of the Ghana Federation of Herbal Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) to understudy Vietnam’s World Health Organisation (WHO) complaint. The others were Dr Mohammed Kweku Edu, Chief Executive Officer of Edu Herbal and an Advisor to GHAFTRAM Central Region and Dr Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, a Senior lecturer at the Department of Herbal Medicine in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology were supported to gain knowledge in herbal medicine. They were also to learn the success story of Vietnam’s integration of allopathic care and traditional herbal medicine. The statement said the use of herbal medicine remained a significant aspect of health care delivery system in Ghana as in most African countries. It added that “Ghana has seen considerable growth of the herbal industry and enjoying an enviable position in the sub region and Africa as the only country to integrate herbal medicine to allopathic medicine”.
May 19, 2018 13:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.com$89m telecom deal not duplicating Subah, Afriwave – GovernmentCommunications Minister, Ursula OwusuThe Ministry of Communications refuted claims by IMANI Africa that its contract with KelniGVG for the provision of oversight and revenue assurance monitoring is a duplication of roles. A statement issued and signed by Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, on Friday, said this current deal is rather providing significant savings for the state for even more work done than in past deals. IMANI Africa sounded an alarm over the details of the deal and called its termination. The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, argued that the deal mirrored the controversial deals the state entered into with Subah Infosolutions and Afriwave Telcom Ltd in 2010 and 2016 respectively. There can, therefore, be no duplication as alleged by Imani,” the statement added.
May 19, 2018 13:30 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.com$1 million per constituency being used to build dams, toilets – MinisterMinister for Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa KoomsonSpecial Development Initiatives Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson, says the government has begun implementation of the disbursement of the $1 million per constituency promised in the 2016 manifesto of the governing New Patriotic Party. The one million per constituency will not be put into people’s pocket to be spent. But because we want to account to Ghanaians we are giving these CEO the responsibility to implement to the project. The projects such as water, dugouts, toilets, warehouses and the constituency need assessment. These are the projects the 1 million per constituency is to be used for,” she said.
May 19, 2018 12:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 May 2018Source: adomonline.comMahama mobbed at Super OD’s funeralFormer President John Mahama arriving at the Super OD's final funeral ritesEnthused National Democratic Members (NDC) were all over the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama when he showed up at the final funeral rites of late actor, Asonaba Kweku Darko popularly known as “Super OD”. Some bigwigs of the NDC including Central Regional Chairman, Allotey Jacobs, former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, Kofi Adams and Appiah Stadium among others accompanied the former President as he filed past the body of the veteran comedian who is laid in state at Swedru-Abodom in the Central Region. The security around the former first man in the country had to double up to control fans who were excited to see him. Super OD’s funeral has the resemblance of a the mini-congress for the NDC party as party members are clad in the party’s paraphernalia probably because of his closeness to party personalities like President Mahama.
May 19, 2018 12:45 UTC