Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.com2017 edition of APPMC launched; comes off December 8 at AICCplay videoOrganisers of APPMC at the launch of the eventThe 2017 edition of the annual Actors, Presenters, Professionals and Musicians for Christ (APPMC) event has been launched today, October 18 at the Airport View Hotel in Accra. The event is slated on the 8th of December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra with the aim of using celebrities to win souls for Christ. “There is a wrong perception that all individuals in the spotlight indulge in one vice or the other and don’t have a Jesus factor. It’s against this background that Actors, Presenters, Professionals and Musicians for Christ (APPMC) was born to erode that perception and also to use our fame and influence to evangelize and win souls for Christ,” he said. Some of the speakers and musicians to grace the occasion on that day are Majid Michel, Pascal Amanfo, Timothy Bentum, Jeremie Van Garshong, Martha Ankomah, Eugene Zuta, Joe Mettle, Cecy Twum, Abena Ruthy, Akese Brempong and many others.
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Diasporian News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: 3news.comUS cancels all 2019 DV Lottery entries; process to be restartedThe US says the move ensures fairness and protects the integrity of the process for those concernedAll entries made for the US government’s 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery prior to Wednesday across the globe will have to be resubmitted, a statement has said. The new registration period for DV-2019 ends on Wednesday, November 22 at 1700Hrs GMT. New applicants can only submit one entry in the new window without recourse to previous multiple entries. “Individuals who submit more than one entry during the new registration period will be disqualified. The DV Lottery is a programme that affords persons the opportunity to live, work and study in the US with their families – in some cases – and even become US citizens.
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General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comTree collapses on cars, causes traffic jam at East LegonThere have been no casualties recordedA large tree collapsed on two vehicles at East Legon, near the KFC fast food joint on the Lagos Avenue, after nearly an hour-long downpour on Wednesday afternoon. There have been no casualties recorded thus far, as the tree was reported to have fallen slowly allowing for the pedestrians and the vehicles at the time, to make evasive maneuvers. Police officers were on the scene within five minutes of the incident, which happened around 4:00 pm, to assess the situation, according to the eyewitnesses. This has led to a traffic jam on the roads around the Lagos avenue. The cause of the tree falling is yet to be determined
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Business News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe have to improve Ghana's productive capacity - Bawumiaplay videoVice President Dr. Mahamudu BawumiaTo reduce our dependency on aid, it is fundamental to close the savings-investment gap by improving the productive capacity of the country, Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated. He said the country should focus on investing in agriculture by making use of huge amount of fertile lands and reduce its dependency on imports. The Vice President who was speaking at a conference dubbed “Ghana Beyond Aid” said agriculture is an “area where you can improve production and reduce the amount of money you need to import food”He added that “moving beyond aid means investing in agriculture and this is why we’ve launched the planting for food and jobs programme this year largely on a pilot basis to improve productivity in agriculture”. He noted that adding value to country’s minerals sector will also contribute to increasing the nation’s productive capacity adding that formalising the economy will also help raise domestic resources. “We have to formalise this economy and I think that will help us mobilise resources, it will help businesses grow,” he said.
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General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comHuge tree crushes two vehicles at East LegonFile photo; Fortunately, there were no casualtiesA huge tree at the intersection opposite the East Legon KFC in Accra has fallen on two cars during a rainstorm on Wednesday. According to Joy News’ Martha Crentsil who was at the scene, one saloon car and a commercial vehicle [trotro] were affected. Narrating what happened, the saloon car driver told Joy News said he was driving in the rain when he saw the tree falling and managed to escape. A taxi driver also told Joy News he was driving when the rain started and he wanted to park under the tree when he saw the tree trunk falling and went to park somewhere else. Fire service personnel also arrived at the scene to take measures to cut and remove the tree trunk from the cars.
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: Classfmonline.comTeachers issue 1-week ultimatum to governmentThe teachers claim government has failed to address issues concerning their salary arrearsThe Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) – GH, have given government a one-week ultimatum to address issues concerning their salary arrears. They are added that in addition to the resolution of the meeting, it was agreed that 65013 forms were to be validated in 88 days. However, they said they are amazed that “as we write and one month down the line, no action has been taken to commence the exercise and we see this as a deliberate ploy and betrayal of good faith in dealing with the matter”. For them, “the circumstances in which we find ourselves, it would be extremely difficult for the leadership to restrain our members from expressing their anger in forms that may affect the sanctity of the school environment”. They are therefore calling on the government to address their concerns within the stipulated period or they will be forced to use other channels to seek redress.
In a meeting with the press on Wednesday, Founder and president of the Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), Mr. Razak Kojo Opoku lauded the National Lottery Authority (NLA) for paying GHC19 million into the consolidated fund. We need to commend the NLA and also laud CVM for doing what is right.’’ he stated. Mr Razak Opoku also indicated that the NLA has assured that the supposed GHC15,000, 000 judgement debt would not be paid to MERLIN Gaming Limited as mentioned earlier. ‘’the NLA has assured us fully that they will do anything possible to make sure that they don’t commit NLA funds to the Merlin Gaming Ghana Limited. BackgroundA pressure group, Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to investigate activities of the Acting Director-General (DG) of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr Kofi Osei Ameyaw.
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: classfmonline.com'Free SHS has become a reality' – Fritz BaffourFritz Baffour, former minister for InformationFormer Minister for Information under the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fritz Baffour, has hailed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, urging the public to desist from politicising the move. For him, the citizenry should rather devise ways to address the challenges associated with the policy and the educational sector as a whole and avoid unproductive criticisms. “Hello folks, I entreat all Ghanaians to come together to support our children any which way we can. The Free SHS has become a reality, whether we supported it or not, so it is a shame to see our children going through the trials and tribulations created by the dearth of the necessary inputs and facilities to make the initiative successful,” he stated. Parliamentarians, assemblymen and women, PTAs and the general public should embark on doing due diligence to ascertain how best to assist.
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General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: classfmonline.comPresident launches 1-District 1-Warehouse ProjectPresident Akufo-Addo said the project will help address poor farming practicesPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the first warehouse under the One-District-One-Warehouse programme. “Government intends to construct a 1000 metric tonne capacity warehouse in each of the 216 districts. Accordingly, the President on Wednesday, October 18 launched the first warehouse in Ejura in the Ashanti Region. The President during the launch said among other things that, “…this will not only minimize post-harvest losses” but “will help address poor farming practices”. He continued: “It will further address the challenges of pricing,” adding: “Government will accelerate the construction of the warehouse and be equipped" with the right tools.
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Business News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comDeputy Minister charges real estate developers to stop harming the environmentMadam Prempeh implored real estate developers to adopt convenient construction practicesThe Deputy Director for Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Freda Prempeh has charged local estate developers to use environmentally friendly materials in their construction projects. She urged that human activities such as maintenance and deconstruction should not negatively affect the services of real estate developers as well as the environment. She implored real estate developers to adopt the best practices to protect the environment. The event was aimed at sensitizing real estate developers on how to employ convenient and conducive ways of setting up buildings, in a bid to promote healthy living conditions.
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Business News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGovernment to support the private sector in real estate developmentMadam Freda Prempeh said that government has aided in the improvement of local building materialsHonourable Freda Prempeh, the Deputy Director for Housing has disclosed that government has put in place policies to aid the private sector in improving the real estate landscape in Ghana. She made this disclosure at the Ghana Green Building Summit held on October 18, 2017, at the Africa Regent Hotel. “Government has put in place some regulatory framework and had adopted a number of policies whose overall objective will be to create an enabling environment for the private sector to play a leading role in the delivery of housing,” she disclosed. “The implementation of the National Housing policies and its strategies includes promotion of the manufacture and the use of local building materials and the appropriate technologies in housing with the Local Building Materials Utilization policy which was adopted in 2010,” she added. “The National and Urban policies are to strengthen the legal framework of urban development with clear set-out guidelines for the planning and development of urban areas”, she said.
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Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMajid ‘insults’ media; says they don’t know their jobAward-winning actor Majid Michel has angrily lashed out at the media saying they don’t know and understand their job well as journalists. He indicated, “I’ve always had a problem with the media because the media don’t understand their job; they don’t understand why they are the media, they don’t understand their potential as a media, their power to hold the nation. The media is a backbone; the media is the soul of the country”. Moreover, he insinuated that most journalists do not even know the definition of media, thinking it is a singular word. Some of you don’t even understand the word media.
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Regional News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: ogilvy.com.ghABL’s Eagle Farmer Project builds solar-powered irrigation system for farmers in TindongoThe project has complemented governments’ efforts at promoting irrigation infrastructureAccra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) Eagle Farmer Project has provided farmers in Tindongo, Upper East Region, with a solar-powered irrigation system, delivering on the company’s commitment to invest in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood. Speaking at the handing-over ceremony at Tindongo, Mr. John Baptist Akado, Brand Manager of ABL’s locally-sourced cassava beer, Eagle Lager, said ‘ the Eagle Farmer Project is the company’s promise to farmers, as well as the symbol of our commitment to improving the income of small-holder farmers in Ghana’. Mr. Akado further stated, ‘the Upper East Region has benefited the most as it bears the full brunt of the longest dry season, which lasts between 7 to 8 months. Over the 2-year period, four communities spanning the Volta, Upper East and Western regions of Ghana have benefited from the deployment of irrigation facilities. These communities are Yirene, in the Bolga Municipality of the Upper East Region; Gbi Avega in the Volta Region; Paga Kajelo, and Huniso in the Upper East and Western regions respectively.
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According to Mr Oduro, he has listened to the tape and finds no wrongdoing by his deputy, ACP Danquah, who has now been appointed as Acting CID Boss. Governance Watch, a civil society organisation, has said the promotion of ACP Danquah will diminish the public confidence in the Ghana Police Service. To that end, the Executive Director of the organisation, Stephen Kwabena Attuh, has said his organisation will be petitioning the Inspector General of Police against the promotion. Their petition is based on the alleged tape which ACP Danquah said has been edited. “I strongly believe she can do the work, she is now acting, probably she will be confirmed, she can hold the fort.”
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General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comDaily Guide attack making Asantehene look bad – Sefa KayiAsantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu IICelebrated Broadcast Journalist, Kwame Sefa Kayi has slammed some lawless youth in Kumasi who locked the offices of Daily Guide Newspaper Wednesday morning, over stories ran by the paper concerning the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu. Angry members of the Kumasi Youth Association embarked on the action following stories done by the newspaper on the Asantehene which the youth consider distasteful. The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu has been in the news recently over an alleged case of money laundering in the UK which was widely published in the local media. "If you do this sadly you make Otumfuo look bad. This is somebody who has a high level of tolerance, now you’re going to let him look bad but you think you’re defending and protecting him.”
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