General News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comI won’t continue to suffer for others to enjoy - Ken Agyapong fires NPP appointeesMP for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy AgyapongNew Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is already sending signals to appointees serving in various government positions to be ready to join the campaign in the 2020 elections. They claimed some of them did not campaign for the party but had been rewarded “juicy” positions. Professor Ken Attafuah , a criminologist, was appointed by the President as Acting Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority, NIA. It must be pointed out that this is not the first time Mr. Agyepong had made a similar claim. The Government, through the Office of the Vice-President, has set up four committees (Technical, Legal, Financial and Oversight) to advice on how to revive the National Identification Authority in order to achieve an effective National Identification System (NIS) within one year”, it said in a statement.
August 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comEC leadership crisis dangerous – Presby ModeratorElectoral Commission Chair, Charlotte OseiThe moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Professor Cephas Narh Omenyo has called on government to immediately resolve the leadership crisis at the Electoral Commission (EC). Prof Omenyo, the recent accusations and counter-accusations among the leadership of the EC poses a serious threat to Ghana’s democracy. While the deputies accuse their boss of incompetence and arrogance, Mrs. Osei is also accusing her deputies of corruption. A petition seeking the removal of the Mrs. Osei by some unknown staff of the EC has been forwarded to the Chief Justice.
August 20, 2017 06:45 UTC
Boxing News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy son is different - Azumah NelsonBoxing Legend Azumah Nelson is calling on Ghanaians to manage their expectations with his son Azumah Nelson Junior. Expectations are rife that Azumah Nelson Junior will grow and become a boxing icon as his father was but the boxing Hall of Famer says it will be unfair to expect his son to be as successful as he was. Speaking to pressmen at the fourth edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night held on Saturday, 18th August 2017, Azumah expressed his impression with his son’s performance in his bout which he ‘controversially’ won and also called for patience for his son. "Life is not our hands so I can’t predict the future but if he wants to be a boxer I will give him my full support to ensure that he becomes a great boxer”, Azumah said. Azumah Nelson Junior in a separate interview corroborated his father’s claim stating that matching his father’s historical achievements will be impossible albeit striving to reach the top and carve a niche for himself in the boxing field.
August 20, 2017 06:33 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgFarmer on remand for raping mother of fourFor fear of losing her children, the victim allowed the accused person to have sex with herA Tarkwa circuit court has ordered a 38-year-old farmer, Musah Alaaba to be remanded for allegedly raping a mother of four at Eshireso, near Bogoso in the Prestea Huni/Valley District. The accused person, whose plea was not taken, would reappear on August 25. She said for fear of losing her children the victim allowed the accused person to have sex with her. ASP Essel–Dadzie said the victim informed her husband when he returned from a trip and he reported the case to the police in Bogoso. Armed with the information, ASP Essel-Dadzie said the accused person was arrested to assist the police in their investigation.
August 20, 2017 06:22 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgGhana Health Service to deal with erring doctorsDr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of Ghana Health ServiceThe Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said it would not countenance any action or practices by medical doctors likely to impact negatively on quality healthcare delivery in the country. He said doctors and dentists who are keen to work in private practice could team up with colleagues with the similar desires to establish private health facilities in order to work as full time private practitioners in needy and deprived communities. The ceremony was held under the joint supervision of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and Veterinary Council of Ghana, and had a total of 241 newly-qualified doctors, including dental and veterinary surgeons, taking the Hippocratic Oath. The University has since 1982 produced about 1, 500 medical doctors to improve medical care in the country. The GHS Director-General lauded the graduating doctors and dentists for successfully undergoing their training, and advised them to be committed to duty.
August 20, 2017 05:57 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comNSMQ17: Akufo-Addo meets winnersNSMQ winners from Prempeh College and President Akufo-AddoAfter winning the Science and Maths quiz this year, the boys from Prempeh College have had the rare privilege of meeting some great personalities. The latest to meet them is the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. The President posted photos of him meeting with the team from Prempeh. Even though details of their meeting is unknown to this website, we are certain the meeting means something huge for the young men who aspire for greatness.
August 20, 2017 05:37 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 19 August 2017Source: ghanadat.comMzbel is a strong woman – SaminiMzbelDancehall artiste, Samini, has held in high esteem fellow female musician, Mzbel, for exhibiting a strong character to remain on top of her game despite many setbacks and attempts by others and players in the industry to bring her spirit and career down. Truly, Mzbel is one female artiste who Ghanadat.com knows, has suffered in the hands of unruly fans and even on the political scene in recent past. However, in the heat of her ups and downs, Samini, believes that Mzbel deserves praises because she is a strong woman, for which reason he likes her so much. Having suffered for this long, Samini said only confident and strong women could weather such storms in their lives and career and still go and remain strong; so without any shred of doubt, Mzbel is a strong woman. Samini urged Mzbel on in her rebranding mission saying he wishes her well “because that is what she wants to do now.”
August 20, 2017 05:15 UTC
Boxing News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comAzumah Nelson Fight Night: Ghana’s Wahab knocks out UK’s John Hakesplay videoWahab Oluwaseun vs John HakesThe headline bout for the 4th edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night was short-lived as Ghana’s Wahab Oluwaseun gave his United Kingdom opponent a third round knockout in the Super featherweight division. Oluwaseun, right from the onset took the game to John Hakes dropping some point earning punches on his opponent who had no defensive or attacking answers to the boxing questions being asked. A heavy punch from Oluwaseun in the third round floored Hakes who could not recover after the 10seconds count by the referee. With an impressive record of 15-0-0 in the super-featherweight division, Oluwaseun has established himself as one of Ghana's hottest boxing prospects and one that could win Ghana title in the near future. In another Ghana vs UK bout, Ghana’s Raphael King defeated his UK opponent, Anthony Ayinde to ensure that none of the UK boxers left the shores of Ghana with a victory.
August 20, 2017 03:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgGovernment advised to patronize expertise of traditional authoritiesDr. Eric Oduro Osae is a local government expertDr Eric Oduro Osae, a local government expert, has advised the government to consider seeking the advice of traditional authorities in decentralized operations of district assemblies to promote economic development. Dr Osae said this during a sensitization forum organized by the Center for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA) and the local Governance Network (LOGNet) with funding from the Inter Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC). Tetteh, the deputy executive director for the Center for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA), said the sensitization is aimed at exposing Non-state actors: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and traditional authorities to the new entrenched laws. She said the citizenry should be sensitized on the clauses enshrined in the new Local Government Act (Act 936) regarding persons that indiscriminately litter the environment or allow their cattle to roam on the streets. The local Governance Act (Act 936) was passed by Parliament in 2016, which has several consulate local Governance laws.
August 20, 2017 03:11 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: thebftonline.comDo not allow the Cedi to fall – Razia KhanRazia Khan, Chief Economist for Africa at Standard Chartered BankThe Chief Economist for Africa at the Standard Chartered Bank, Razia Khan, has advised Ghana against any attempt to allow the cedi to fall to what some consider to be “its true value,” warning that it could drive up the country’s debt to GDP ratio. “The numbers we are seeing speak for themselves, and it says that: no Ghana, whatever you do, don’t allow the Ghana cedi to weaken,” she told the B&FT in an interview. The point is much more about the extent of external debt that has been taken on by Ghana. This means the choice to allow for market forces to drive the Ghana cedi weaker isn’t necessary there because of the other implications that it would have on the public debt and public debt management,” she said. The total stock of the domestic debt stood at GH¢63.7 billion (31.3% of GDP) and the external debt was GH¢74.6 billion (36.7% of GDP).
August 20, 2017 02:48 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: yen.com.ghGhana Immigration Service doles out over GHC60K to ‘ghosts’ on payrollThey received various sums of money to the tune of GHC60,000The Auditor General’s report for 2015 has revealed that the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in Wa has paid over GHC60K to eight underserving officers. According to the report, the eight persons whose names appeared on the the service’s payroll were unknown to the management of the department. The report stated that they received various sums of money to the tune of GHC60,070.67. They are; Atipaga Abdalla, GHC5,899.13, Afari Lawrence A., GHC10,609.09, Ennin Felix, GHC7,270.97, Koduah Edmond Tweneboah, GHC1,404.83 and Doku Sampson Tetteh, GHC10,456.93. The amount covers the months of September, November and December 2013, February 2014 to April 2014, July to September 2014, December 2014 and July 2015.
August 20, 2017 01:52 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 19 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comIndian High Commissioner lauds Ghana at Namaskar 2017 conferenceBirender Singh Yadav with some officials from the Indian High CommissionThe Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Birender Singh Yadav, has applauded the Akufo-Addo government for the ‘1-District 1-Dam project’. It is an event that which receives government officials and business delegations from India and West Africa. The event, which started with an India-Central Africa Regional Business Forum in the Republic of Congo, is held in partnership with the government of India. This year's edition was being organized in partnership with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the regional African body and bilateral chambers/business association. Namaskar Africa 2017 in Ghana emphasized on the West Africa regional block with Ghana being the focus country with participation expected from neighbouring nations.
August 19, 2017 19:30 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 20 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comAdaklu finally gets DCEPhanuel Kadey Donkoh after a failed attempt was granted a second chance to secure his nominationThe Adaklu District Assembly can now boast a substantial Chief Executive after assembly members have overwhelmingly endorsed the President’s latest nominee, Phanuel Kadey Donkoh. His approval on Friday was the fourth in series of attempts to get President’s nominee approved by the assembly after two nominees were rejected. At the end of the election conducted in the District Assembly Hall today, Mr Kadey Donkoh polled 14 out of the 18 valid votes cast representing a 77.7 percent approval. Phanuel Kadey Donkoh is a teacher by profession and 33 years of age. In his acceptance speech, the District Chief Executive has promised to work closely with stakeholders in the area to enhance the government’s development agenda.
August 19, 2017 19:30 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 19 August 2017Source: adomonline.comAgona Swedru celebrates Akwambo Festival 2017Akwambo Kese festivalAkwambo Kese festival is celebrated by the people of Agona and part of Gomoa states in the central region of Ghana. The colourful festival starts in the month of August and attracts a lot of people from the length and Breadth of Ghana to witness the activities involved. Adomonline’s Gershon Mortey hits the street of Agona Swedru to capture photos of how People were enjoying themselves.
August 19, 2017 18:56 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comPolice deployed to Sowutuom after Nigerian kills GhanaianFile photoThe Accra Regional Police Command has deployed police reinforcement to Sowutuom to prevent any reprisal attacks after a Nigerian stabbed one Ghanaian, killing him in the process after accusing him of theft. “The Regional Police Command has deployed a huge police presence in Sowutuom to curb that development,” Deputy Regional PRO of the Ghana Police Service, Inspector Kwabena Danso, said on Saturday, August 19. The suspect, Peter Thompson, allegedly stabbed the 27-year-old Ghanaian on Thursday after a misunderstanding and accusations against the deceased that he had stolen his mobile found. Ghanaian youth in the Lorm Nava area in Sowutuom subsequently planned to attack all Nigerians in the area, and the police had to move in swiftly to avert any clashes even though the suspect had already being arrested and is helping with investigations. Mr Danso, who spoke in an interview with Citi FM maintains that, “the police is in firm control of the situation.”
August 19, 2017 18:56 UTC