Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMTN Ghana launches new affordable smart phoneplay videoCEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm AdadevohMTN Ghana as part of its ‘Customer Year’ has once again launched a smart device to provide all customers the opportunity to enjoy faster internet coverage. At an event held at the MTN House Thursday, April 25, 2019, to launch the new device, CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh noted that this initiative is to ensure some level of parity between their customers. He continued that, “most of our customers make decisions on purchasing devices by cost so you’d rather invest in a feature phone because it’s affordable and a smart phone isn’t. So we’re offering you a smart feature phone which is a price point in-between a feature phone and a smart phone.”The new Smart S 3G phone runs on a KaiOS and has two cameras, a 2-day battery life with 2,000mAh battery, the SC7731EF processor, 2.4-inch screen, 256MB RAM and a 512MB of storage. They also remain locked on migrating customers to a new level internet coverage.
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General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: 3news.comGo to court if you want – NDC MP dares government over Saglemi housing projectThe Minority in Parliament had demanded government allows for the usage of some of the housing unitsMember of Parliament for the Sawla-Tuna Kalba Constituency Adrew Dari Chiwitey, who is also a member of the Works and Housing Select Committee, has dared government to go to court if it has concerns about the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project. According to him, the erstwhile Mahama government is not trying to hide anything and that, anyone who has issues should seek redress in court. You don’t have to go talking plenty about it; this is why we have the law court,” Mr. Chiwitey said. The NDC MP also attempted to justify the $200 million cost involved in the project, which the government say does not pass a value-for-money test. According to him, the 2,172 acres of land which the project is sited on was obtained from the $200 million.
April 25, 2019 18:56 UTC
The journalist, Mr. Adeti confronted officials of Shaanxi and the judge with his evidence two days prior to judgment. Daily Mail GH can confirm Mr. Bukari was one of the powerful figures who allegedly arranged cash inducement and other gifts for the journalist to kill the story. If something is not good, I won’t tell you,” Mr. Bukari started off in the conversation. I told them their hands are too hard and that is not good,” Mr. Bukari cajoled the reporter. I’ll be coming around and I’ll call you so that we meet,” Mr. Bukari concluded.
April 25, 2019 18:56 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Daniel KakuNPP Communicator mocks Anas for suing two media housesAce Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw AnasA member of the Western Region communications team of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Baron Nyarko has jeered at investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for suing two media organizations and some staff for “subjecting his reputation to public ridicule”. He was expecting Mr. Aremeyaw Anas to be the last person to consider such legal action when “all his work is about subjecting the hard earned reputation of people to public ridicule”. Anas Aremeyaw Anas has sued Multimedia and Despite Group of Companies and some staff for tarnishing his image through their utterances on air. “It is common knowledge that before Anas premiers his work, there is always a week or two promo. Mr. Nyarko claimed the work of Anas has rather brought anger, resentment and disaffection instead of causing a change.
April 25, 2019 18:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgNRSC lauds NaBCo programmeBeneficiaries of the Nation Builder's Corp(NaBCo) programme at a paradeThe National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has lauded the government’s Nation Builders Corp (NaBCo) programme and appealed for more personnel to help carry out with road safety and traffic education to reduce crashes and fatalities on the road. According to Mr Kwasi Agyenim Boateng, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Head of the NRSC, the NaBCo programme remained relevant to the commission because their personnel had improved on its staff strength and deepening road safety and traffic education as well. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani on Thursday, Mr Boateng observed that until road traffic and safety education remained a year-long programme, little would be achieved. But he added that with the engagement of the NaBCo personnel, the commission was able to deploy personnel to transport terminals and some highways to embark on continuous education which was yielding positive results. He said such cooperation was required because it would motivate the personnel to do their best in carrying out with road safety education to improve discipline on the road.
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Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comReview pension law – SSNIT Bossplay videoDirector-General of SSNIT, Dr John Ofori TenkorangThe Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust Dr John Ofori Tenkorang has called for a review of the law that governs the country’s pension scheme. Speaking at a Pre-May Day Forum held on Wednesday, April 24, Dr Ofori Tenkorang explained that there are gaps in the existing laws that hinder the smooth operation of the trust. As to the generosity of the SSNIT pension scheme is the fact that the board of SSNIT in 2014 instituted something called the minimum pension and this is a pension amount that no pensioner will earn below so even if you are contributing on minimum wage and we calculate your pension and we find out that your pension is below this amount, you are automatically brought up to meet this amount”. Dr Ofori also shot down notions that SSNIT cheats on its contributors. It is not in my interest or any SSNIT employee not to pay the legitimate claim to any pensioners,” he added.
April 25, 2019 17:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: awakenewsonline.comGhana can become a malaria-free country – First LadyGhana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo believes malaria is a preventable diseaseGhana’s First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has charged stakeholders to prioritize and ensure judicious use of available resources in the fight towards zero incidences of malaria in Ghana. The country has scaled up existing interventions and is on track to pilot the malaria vaccine,” she said. Looking forward, the First Lady was confident that, “it is possible to achieve zero malaria. Describing the theme, ‘’Zero Malaria starts with me’’ as a call to action, he said it requires all of us to take advantage of the existing interventions for control of malaria in the country. The First Lady, in collaboration with the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation has for 14 years fought to reduce and eradicate the incidence of malaria, especially in children and mothers in Ghana.
April 25, 2019 17:03 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: ghbase.comSarkodie’s fan ask him for money on Social Media-; here's his replySarkodiePerhaps Sarkodie’s popular catchphrase, you know say money no be problem and the fact that he remains one of Africa’s richest artistes means some people will barge into his ‘DM’ to request for money. One fan boldly did that and the rapper gave him a reply that has since got the internet buzzing. The fan tweeted; “Obidi Make I send you my Momo number” and Sarkodie retweeted with replied;“3no so me d3n?” Which literally translates as “what is that one too?”. Meanwhile, Sarkodie has thrown his weight behind Lynx Entertainment boss, Richie Mensah in his quest to become the vice president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). Check out his reply to the fan below
April 25, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comThrowback as Chief Imam turns 100 yearsNational Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu in his hay days (L) and now (R)April 23 2019, marked the 100th birthday of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu. He was born at Fadama in Accra in 1919. After government in 1993 created the Office of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman was appointed to serve in that office. A responsibility he holds to date. He is respected for fostering inter-faith dialogue and religious co-existence in Ghana.
April 25, 2019 16:36 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comCedi woes: 'There's no magic bullet; insults, arrogance, partisanship' worrying – BotchweyProfessor Kwesi BotchweyGhana's longest-served Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, has raised concerns about the insults and bipartisan public discourse concerning the exchange rate of the Ghana cedi to other international currencies, especially the dollar. In an interview with The Vaultz Magazine published on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, Prof Botchwey highlighted the need to have a stable exchange rate. “I see two problems”, Prof Botchwey said. Professor Botchwey noted that: “The other problem is that the public discourse on exchange rate issues is so ridden with partisanship, arrogance and even insults that a principled discussion becomes impossible”. The Minority has constituently accused Dr Bawumia of twisting facts and figures to deceive Ghanaians.
April 25, 2019 16:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comCharles Bissue’s fate to be determined after probe – GovernmentLands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah CheremehGovernment has said it cannot establish the status of the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on illegal mining, Charles Bissue while investigations into his conduct are ongoing. Updating the public on Mr. Bissue’s fate at the ‘meet the press series’ in Accra on Thursday, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh said the government will take a decision after investigations are concluded. “Charles Bissue resigned voluntarily based on the allegations against him and the matter is under investigation. “The inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining did not come in a vacuum. Despite Mr. Bissue’s denial of any wrongdoing, Anas Aremeyaw Anas insists that he [Bissue] abused his office.
April 25, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Senyalah CastroOne Village, One Dam project ‘washed away’ by rains at Kasena-Nankana WestRain water has knocked down the bank leaving it split in two halvesOne of government’s projects under its flagship One Village, One Dam (1V1D) policy constructed in Kajelo, a community in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, has been washed away by Tuesday’s heavy downpour. The reporter said community members have expressed displeasure at the development, blaming the construction company for doing a poor job. The Kajelo community project is one of the first batch of six dams approved and being constructed in the Kasena-Nankana West area. The District Chief Executive, Gerard Ataogye cut the sod in December and handed over the Kajelo site to Time Line Constructions Company Limited for the commencement of work. According to Mr. Aniakwo, the collapse of the bank of the dam is clear indication that the contractor did not do a proper job.
April 25, 2019 15:33 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comNPA, Korea Petroleum sign MoUHassan Tampuli and Son Joo-Suk exchanging documentsChief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, and his counterpart at the Korean Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro), Son Joo-Suk, have pledged their commitment to work together to promote quality petroleum products, while contributing to efforts to curb carbon emissions. In this regard, K-Petro has agreed to assist the NPA with the needed support to improve mechanisms for promoting petroleum quality and distribution in the country. “We are committed to contributing to climate change and this signing is another demonstration of our commitment,” he said. On his part, Mr. Tampuli said improving the petroleum quality and distribution systems were critical to the operations in the downstream sector. “Collaborating with K-Petro will ensure petroleum products consume by the public are of the highest quality” he said.
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comOil resources: Ghana risks Niger Delta situation - ExpertMr Jantuah is urging cautionAn Energy Expert fears, Ghana risks having a Niger Delta situation if the best options are not deployed in the exploration of the onshore oil resources in the Voltarian Basin. Militant attacks in the Niger Delta have severely disrupted oil production, fuelling a recession in the country’s economy. The militants have been demanding that the government spend more of its oil wealth on tackling widespread poverty in a region, known as the Niger Delta. Mr Jantuah fears a similar situation may occur in Ghana with the Voltarian Basin. Exploration and production license was awarded to Swiss African Oil Company, a subsidiary of Swiss African Petroleum AG for the new block.
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comIMANI reiterates concerns over Aker Energy oil agreementplay videoKofi Bentil,Vice President of IMANI AfricaPolicy Think Tank, IMANI Africa has accused Norwegian Oil company Aker Energy of trying short-changing Ghana in its petroleum Agreement with Ghana for oil production. IMANI argued that Aker Energy did not have any formal agreement with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation before it explored oil in some areas outside the blocks it inherited from original owners Hess Energy. Aker Energy in January announced that it has discovered oil in commercial quantity at the Cape Three Point offshore after it took over from Hess Energy. The Minority in Parliament is also raising issues with the oil discovery by Aker Energy. Aker Energy Ghana is a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm, Aker Energy AS.