According to him, the power shortage under the NDC was a ‘devil’ introduced by John Mahama brought a lot of torment to Ghanaians, especially on the job front. He however commended the Akufo-Addo administration for ending ‘Dumsor’ as soon as they assumed office. Dumsor was a devil that was introduced by the previous government led by John Mahama. It was a devil because it cost of dumsor to Ghanaians. Never again would we allow NDC to come back to power to bring back dumsor.’ He said.
November 21, 2019 10:18 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comU-23 AFCON: Evans Mensah confident the Black Meteors will secure ticket to Tokyo 2020Black Meteors winger Evans MensahBlack Meteors winger Evans Mensah says the 'dream is still alive' as Ghana chases the final ticket to the Olympic Games next year. The U-23 team needs to beat South Africa in the third and fourth match play off to grab the final slot for Africa in Tokyo 2020. "Never give up at all in life, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualification dream still on course," he posted on Twitter. He scored in the penalty defeat to Ivory Coast after netting late in the game to keep the scores level. The Black Meteors have not qualified for the Olympic games since Athens 2004.
November 21, 2019 09:00 UTC
Recurrent expenditure – 2017 (GHS38,608, 635, 551); 2018 (GHS47,477, 850, 045); 2019 (GHS56,903, 457,990 – 14.3% of GDP); 2020 (GHS66,795,455,335 – 16.8% of GDP), totalling GHS209,785,401,921). According to him, “Key infrastructure sectors of the economy such as roads, works and housing; and energy are not seeing any improvements in Government resources allocation”. “By end-year 2020, the government would have deducted a total of GHS3.1 billion from GETfund, GHS2.3 billion from Road fund, GHS2.3 billion from NHIL, GHS9.2 billion from DACF, and GHS6.8 billion from GIIF. These deductions which will sum up to GHS23.6 billion by the end of 2020 will go into consumption of goods and services. The key sectors are suffering from malnutrition or Kwashiorkor”.
November 21, 2019 08:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: classfmonline.comDomelevo nominated for 2019 Integrity AwardsAuditor-General Daniel Yaw DomelevoAuditor-General Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo has been nominated among others as the Integrity Personality of the Year at this year’s Ghana Integrity Awards. The public have been urged to vote for the Integrity Personality of the Year 2019, either through the Ghana Integrity Awards website – www.ghanatintegrityawards.org or via short code *718*739#. To vote via the Ghana Integrity Awards website, visit www.ghanatintegrityawards.org/vote, click on vote now, select your preferred nominee and submit orii. The Ghana Integrity Awards (GI Awards) was launched in August 2019 with the aim of honouring institutions and individuals whose efforts are contributing positively and sustainably to the promotion of integrity and the fight against corruption in Ghana. The Integrity Personality of the Year and the institutional categories winners will be awarded in a ceremony on 9 December 2019 to commemorate the UN International Anti-Corruption Day and the climax of GII’s 20th Anniversary.
November 21, 2019 08:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo has drilled GHC27bn hole in your pocket – NDC to GhanaiansMinority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato ForsonThe government of President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken GHS27,197,666,951 from the pockets of Ghanaians through taxes, levies and price hikes since coming into office in 2017, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, has said. Debunking claims by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta that the government has put GHS12.2 billion in the pockets of the populace, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam MP told a forum organized by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at a post-budget forum that Ghanaians have rather been shortchanged. Delivering the 2020 budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, Mr Ofori-Atta disclosed that the Free SHS policy has saved parents a total of GHS1.8 billion over the last three years. The Finance Minister further mentioned that electricity tariff reductions effected by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) effective 15 March 2018 resulted in savings of GHS1.8 billion a year for residential and non-residential customers which is money in the pockets of many Ghanaians. Mr Forson, however, gave the following breakdown of how much Ghanaians have rather lost since the Akufo-Addo government assumed office.
November 21, 2019 07:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: peacefmonline.comCharlotte Osei and her two deputies should be facing trial - Obiri Boahenplay videoNPP Deeputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri BoahenDeputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has said that former EC boss Madam Charlotte Osei should be facing trial for financial misappropriation. He says her two other deputies; Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah must also be trialled. Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that a financial report has indicted them for financial misappropriation. He expressed worry about why his party has even delayed initiating prosecution against them. He however, asked the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stay away from accusing the Electoral Commission's Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa and one of her deputies, Dr. Bssman Asare wrongly.
November 21, 2019 07:52 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: www.citibusinessnews.comGovernment considers private sector funding for new aircraft for national airlineThe new home-based carrier will have minimum government interferenceThe Ministry of Aviation says government is considering allowing private investors to fund the new aircraft to be purchased for the new national airline. The new home-based carrier will have minimum government interference as the state is expected to own ten percent stake with private investors and a strategic partner, Ethiopian Airline, owning the remaining ninety percent. This is going to be largely a private sector operation.”Mr. Adda also disclosed that some domestic airlines are in talks with his ministry for possible partnership. “So all this will depend on the investors and what they choose as the best way to fund the aircraft. Some we’ve already signed an MoU with the likes of Ethiopian Airline.”Meanwhile, a search is still ongoing on how the new national airline will be called.
November 21, 2019 07:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: kasapafmonline.comI will make sure Akufo-Addo wins 2020 elections - Kofi JumahManaging Director of GIHOC Distilleries,Maxwell Kofi JumahThe Managing Director of GIHOC Distilleries, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah says he will be very active on campaign grounds ahead of the 2020 elections to help secure Akufo-Addo’s second-term bid. “I want to make sure that Nana Akufo-Addo stays. The last time the firebrand NPP politician contested for elections was the two-horse race parliamentary primaries held Saturday, June 13, 2015 between the sitting MP, Patricia Appiagyei and Mr Kofi Jumah, which ended up in a confusion. Maxwell Kofi Jumah, one of the best-performing CEOs, of state institution GIHOC Distilleries was acknowledged recently by the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) for the remarkable transformation the company has witnessed under his administration and management. In 2018, Kofi Jumah popularly known as Kofi Ghana was adjudged as the Most Respected CEO.
November 21, 2019 06:45 UTC
Mr. Adongo argues that SEC’s mandate ends after the revocation of the licenses of the fund management companies. Speaking at a public forum on the 2020 budget, the Bolgatanga Central MP said there is no money to pay the affected investors. SEC had explained on Tuesday that the two-days delay was caused by logistical constraints, and that validation was to start nationwide on Wednesday. Revocation and validationWeeks ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked the licenses of 53 Fund Management Companies. A list of firms whose licenses have not been revoked can be found on the SEC website (www.sec.gov.gh)”.
November 21, 2019 06:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: citinewsroom.comGovernment accused of allocating GHC6m to NPP communicators in 2020 budgetKen Ofori-Atta, Finance MinisterA budget line in the 2020 Budget has come under scrutiny as being a possible tool to fund the New Patriotic Party (NPP) communicators. He noted that there was a GHC6 million allocation to Government Communication in the budget under the section for expenditure under Government flagship programmes. In his submission, Mr Opoku said more clarity was needed on that budget line. “Mr Speaker that programme is to cost the Ghanaian taxpayer GHS6 million. “Almost all of these flagship programmes have a secretariat and those secretariats have spokespersons… again they have sectorial spokespersons.”But a Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, however, defended the budget line as necessary to the government’s communication strategy.
November 21, 2019 02:03 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhana FA announces 2019/20 season for major leagues to start on 21 DecemberFile photoThe Ghana Football Association has announced the 2019/20 league season will start on 21 December 2019. This comprises the top-flight, Ghana Premier League, Division One and Women’s Premier clubs. The season will end in July 2020 after 35 weeks. A statement signed by the Ghana FA acting General Secretary Alex Asante: ''The Executive Council of Ghana Football Association has decided that the 2019/2020 league season will commence on Saturday, December 21, 2019.’’Registration of players and officials started on 14 October 2019 and will end by 15 December 2019. There will be a Ghana Football Ordinary Congress on 12 December, 2019.
November 21, 2019 01:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: mynewsgh.comCourt revokes bail of ‘President, Ministers and transition team’ of Independent Western TogolandWestern Togoland groupAn Accra High Court is set to revoke the bail granted President of the ‘Independent Western Togoland, his ministers and transition team’ for going contrary to the bail conditions. Mr Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, the 80-year-old Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), who is championing the partitioning of the Volta Region as an independent state until the latest directive was on bail by the Accra High Court 2 in the sum of GH¢250,000. He has granted bail a month ago with two sureties, one of whom should be justified, to an amount of GH¢250000 for him to report twice to the investigators on Mondays and Thursdays. The Homeland Study Group Foundation declared independence for the Volta, and parts of the Northern, North Eastern and Upper East Regions after its meeting held in Ho last Sunday. “The Government of Ghana has taken note of a group known as the Homeland Study Foundation, purporting to declare secession from Ghana.
November 21, 2019 01:07 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: peacefmonline.comWhy is 'sleeping' Akufo-Addo calling for broader consultation now? - Aseidu Nketia asksGeneral Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu NketiaGeneral Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has hit hard at President Nana Akufo-Addo following the latter's directive to members of his administration to undertake further engagements with stakeholders on the upcoming referendum. The NDC Chief Scribe wondered when the President woke up from his slumber and now wants to consult broadly on the upcoming referendum process. "...Is the President now going to do broader or further consultation? I thought John Boadu in his press conference said that they did broader consultation and some people disappointed them.
November 21, 2019 00:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: citinewsroom.comReverse withdrawal of GHS Director General’s appointment – Group demandsDr Baffour Awuah confirmed the withdrawal on WednesdayA group calling itself Caucus of the New Patriotic Party Health Workers of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital says it is unhappy with the withdrawal of the appointment of acting Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Baffour Awuah. The group in an earlier release alleged that some faceless individuals were working against Dr Awuah’s appointment. The government today, November 20 2019, withdrew the appointment of Dr Baffour Awuah as the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). Dr Baffour Awuah was appointed in a letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bedietuo Asante on November 5, 2019. Before the appointment, Dr Awuah was the Medical Director of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
November 21, 2019 00:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: 3news.comLimann’s family demand apology for 1981 coupDr Hilla Limann was overthrown on December 31, 1981The family of late President Dr Hilla Limann is unsatisfied with the level recognition given the former statesman. Speaking 3news.com, the family of the late Dr Hilla Limann led by Kuoro Limann IV recounted the contributions of the late leader. The Limann family wonders why such a man will be treated like the way he is being treated by the state. A nephew of the late president, Roy Limann, who took 3news.com on a tour of the abandoned mausoleum, said the project started in 2012. The family said a library and a mausoleum will honour the name of the man who ruled Ghana from 1979 to 1981.
November 21, 2019 00:33 UTC