With the CFAT described as “the largest free trade area created since the formation of the World Trade Organisation”, President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana has already indicated her readiness to host the CFTA Secretariat in Accra. The coming into being of the CFTA, according to President Akufo-Addo, is one of the most important decisions the African Union will ever take. It is, thus, vital that the treaty works, and that the Continental Free Trade Area becomes reality,” he said. An increase in trade, President Akufo-Addo explained, is the surest way to develop fruitful relations between African countries. President Akufo-Addo appended his signature to the three legal instruments namely the Agreement establishing the Continental Free Trade Area; the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons; and the Kigali Declaration, which have brought the CFTA into being
March 21, 2018 15:22 UTC
“As a Member of Parliament, I cannot be part of a process that will go and vary the terms of memorandum that is yet to be signed. Ghana is also once again preparing to train U.S forces – as it did in 2017. “Nobody realized and raised the fundamental issue on the floor so we are raising it here at the committee level but they are not minded to agree. But I don’t think me as a Member of Parliament will be part of this process. What they are doing they are asking us to be part of the negotiation, it is not our role,” the South Dayi MP added.”
March 21, 2018 14:48 UTC
The two upcoming music talents, Itihad and Nihad though young have begun an earnest was against early child marriage in the country with their music which many music lovers and child rights and child health advocates recommended so much as a theme song for campaigns against early child marriages in the country. Research has established that this negative practice is inimical to child development because child and early marriage robs the young girl of the opportunity to be physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially ready for the responsibilities of marriage and childbearing. According to them, early marriage forces young girls to take over responsibilities and handle situations for which they are often physically and psychologically unprepared for, and more so education which is very crucial to a prosperous life is often shortened by early marriage. Role models:Itihad and Nihad entreated the educated women in the country to be role models to empower girls who have come out of early marriages. They appealed to the Minister of Gender, Women and Social Protection to adopt their music as a campaign song to create awareness and sensitize families, parents and children against entering into early marriages.
March 21, 2018 14:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: Nana AdwoaWe are committed to lead fight against maternal and child deaths – Hunger Project Ghana60 community volunteers are currently under training to help fight against maternal deathsThe Maternal and Child Healthcare Improvement Project Coordinator at The Hunger Project-Ghana, Stephanie Ashley has stated that training of the 60 community volunteers or animators is pivotal to THP-Ghana’s pursuit to aid reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality especially in Rural Ghana where the issue is very worrying. Communities will work to improve maternal and child health by providing maternal and child care services in sub-districts to address the shortage of midwives. Each Animator (Community Volunteers) unit is trained in how to organize themselves, facilitate group action and reporting, communicate and handle decision-making. The Hunger Project has discovered that volunteers are often most motivated and inspired by working alongside others who share similar interests and characteristics. The 60 community volunteers according to the Project Coordinator after their training will work alongside the Community Health Nurses and THP-Ghana’s Epicenter officers to handle issues of maternal and child related complications as well as educating community members on the importance of IYCF practises.
March 21, 2018 14:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghMahama slams ‘super incompetent’ Akufo-Addo and ‘hypocritical’ civil societyFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Dramani Mahama has slammed civil society groups for being quiet and not putting the Akufo-Addo government on its toes in same manner as was done to his government. Addressing members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in London, the former President said even religious leaders who hitherto were loud during his tenure as President, have all gone quiet. Mr Mahama said the President Akufo-Addo government was made up of family and friends who are not contributing anything meaningful to the nation’s development and was therefore surprised that civil society groups and religious leaders are mute over the issue. “Now today look at it and yet that is the new standard, civil society is quiet, religious leaders are quiet, traditional rulers are quiet [but] when NDC comes the next time round…”. Things that the media would have made so much noise about under my administration, it happens every day and it is like business as usual, that is the hypocrisy of our civil society and religious leaders and our traditional rulers.
March 21, 2018 13:30 UTC
Hannah Bissiw contended and took a swipe at President Akufo Addo and his government for failing to provide the lists of all presidential aides and staffers at the Flagstaff house. Stating that it would be non-repairable situation to see Ghana destroyed by clueless and inexperienced persons who are manning the affairs of the state. The Former Deputy Minister later fumed and queried the merit and demerits of the said military base establishment in Ghana. And called on President Akufo-Addo to disclose the full compliments of what is entailed in the said classified dossier for public consumption and onwards perusal by interested stakeholders. The National Women’s Organizer hopeful rekindled her desire, based on due- process and best practices which govern the NDC.
March 21, 2018 12:00 UTC
Diasporian News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: Appiah Kubi WilliamsNPP Japan re-elect Bernard Oppong-Kusi Kwame as National ChairmanBernard Oppong-Kusi secured 64 votes to beat his main contender Dr. Samuel AmponsahThe relentless pursuit to create an effective networking and collaboration between party executives and those in positions of authority in Ghana to encourage more members in the diaspora to invest in Ghana has seen Mr. Bernard Oppong-Kusi, a founding member of the NPP Japan through the second term of office as the Chairman, NPP Japan. The delegates of NPP Japan on Sunday 18th March 2018 re-elected the incumbent Chairman, Mr. Bernard Oppong-Kusi to continue as the Chairman of NPP Japan for the years ahead. At the end of the closely contested election, Mr. Bernard Oppong-Kusi obtained 64 votes against his main contender Dr. Samuel Amponsah, who secured 40 votes. In a statement, re-elected Chairman, Mr Bernard Oppong-Kusi, attributed his interest in the position to patriotism as well as dedication to the service of Ghana. Further to this, Mr. Bernard Oppong-Kusi noted that the assignment is not a matter of a mere contest but stepping up to do well in moving the party forward to achieve to recapture power again in the 2020 and beyond.
March 21, 2018 10:18 UTC
Prominently on display at the Museum are a collection of beautifully woven Kente cloths and exotic Adinkra and Batik prints from Ghana. Under the theme, "El Lenguaje de las Telas" meaning "The Language of Fabrics", the exhibition was launched amidst afro-cultural musical performances and a fashion show. The exhibition, he noted, would forge closer relations between Africans and the Spanish and further promote awareness about Africa among the Spanish. On behalf of La Galeria, Laura de la Carrera Fernandez shared with guests the work of the gallery which is mainly engaged in the promotion of African culture. The remarks were followed by a colourful and lively Fashion Show that displayed elegant designs made from the cultural fabrics of West Africa.
March 21, 2018 08:48 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comI married because I didn’t want 'baby mama drama' - StonebwoyDancehall artiste Stonebwoy got married to Louisa Ansong on June 16, 2017Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has disclosed that he married before having a child because he didn’t want the unnecessary "baby mama drama" that comes with having a baby out of wedlock. Stonebwoy married Dr Louisa Ansong on Friday, June 16 in Accra. The showbiz industry is locally and internationally prone to the ‘baby mama syndrome’ where entertainment personalities usually give birth before settling down. No baby mama drama. Explaining the reason behind naming his daughter after his mother, Stonebwoy said, “Even if she were alive, I’d still had named my first daughter after her.
March 21, 2018 08:48 UTC
Manasseh had this to say: “President Akufo-Addo has to stop acting like a clearing agent. Where, in this case, did President Akufo-Addo act like a “clearing agent”? Manasseh’s description of the President as a “clearing agent” is an invention from his warped imagination as the facts on the ground make nonsense of his claims against the President. Certainly, a “clearing agent” would not have appointed Martin Amidu to be the country’s first Special Prosecutor. His description of the President as a clearing agent is reprehensible, ignobly contemptible and pitiably pathetic.
March 21, 2018 07:41 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: mufnabila.wordpress.comLathbridge Ban full story: How the Ghanaian referee banned himself for LifeReferee Reginald LathbridgeThe Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association banned referee Reginald Lathbridge for life following his inability to submit accurate match report of a match week seven Ghana premier league fixture between Bechem United and Elmina Sharks played in Bechem last year. Mr. Lathbridge appeared before the five member Disciplinary of the Ghana FA led by Prosper Harrison Addo for questioning over his match report. Evidence before the DC showed that Mr. Lathbridge during the game awarded yellow cards to players, number 4, 6 and 20 of Bechem United. The team also took note of the fact that Lathbridge said he “would call a press conference” if he’s punished. Two members of the Committee wanted 3 and 4 years ban, but the other three voted for him to be banned for life which was the eventual decision reached.
March 21, 2018 07:30 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comuniBank takeover: Ofori Atta’s move to destroy NDC-linked businesses - MinorityFinance Minister, Ken Ofori AttaThe Minority in Parliament has described the directive from the Bank of Ghana for audit firm, KPMG to takeover management of uniBank as an orchestrated move by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to destroy businesses purportedly linked to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). “The appointment by the Bank of Ghana of the official administrator is aimed at saving UniBank from imminent collapse. But at the end of the day we cannot allow private businesses to collapse in this country under the alter of political expediency. “So this orchestrated effort to any destroy businesses of any man who is related to the NDC will have to stop and we will fight as much as we can. Because we can’t tolerate this kind of intransigence and Bank of Ghana should nor be the hatchet man doing this job for the Minister of Finance and for the government.
March 21, 2018 06:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI like recruiting women; that’s my way of empowering them – Nana Aba Anamoahplay videoNana Aba AnamoahBroadcast Journalist and political talk show host, Nana Aba Anamoah has disclosed that she loves to get jobs for more women as a way of contributing to their growth. ‘’I believe in women empowerment and I tend to recruit more women not because they are not competent. It’s just my little way of helping and holding the hand of women to grow,’’ she stressed. Nana Aba Anamoah also encouraged student journalists to be well-informed about the media job and brace themselves for the challenges on the field in order to avoid being disappointed. As a member of the Alliance for Women in Media (AWMA) I will recommend that we go to the schools to train them,’’ she said.
March 21, 2018 06:11 UTC
Feature Article of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Columnist: Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D.Akufo-Addo sells out Ghana to the US? Ghana will provide unimpeded access to and use of agreed facilities and areas to the U.S. forces and Contractors. Ghana has also agreed to “furnish without rental or similar costs to the united states all agreed facilities and areas including those jointly used by the United States Forces and Ghana.”5. “United States Contractors shall not be liable to pay tax or similar charge assess within Ghana in connection with this agreement”. In the case of what the Akufo-Addo government has bought into, care must be taken not to sell Ghana out.
March 21, 2018 05:03 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 21 March 2018Source: mynewsgh.comNPP is full of greedy people – Kwame A PlusKwame A PlusControversial musician, Kwame A Plus has disclosed that people in the New Patriotic Party have become very greedy after they took over power from the National Democratic Congress. According to him, although people in the party could allow for other companies to also bid and win, the greedy nature of some people in the NPP will not give room to other companies so they could also benefit from the contract. He said “One person will create 570 different companies and take all the contracts to build the dams. NPP people have become so greedy. Instead of given this to about 200 contractors so that everybody chop small small one greedy NPP person will they take all.
March 21, 2018 04:30 UTC