General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: classfmonline.comPolice arrest Mornah, IrbardChairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah behind barsChairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, and security analyst Irbard Ibrahim, were arrested by the Nima Police Command on Saturday morning for taking part in an illegal gathering. Mr Mornah said the action of the police was “uncouth” adding that he was at a loss as to why the Police Director of Operations for the Accra Command, Chief Superintendent Kwesi Ofori and his men would do that. “He [Kwesi Ofori] said he has instructions from above to scatter our gathering,” Mr Mornah told TV3’s Prince Affum. Following a show of resistance by the crowd, Mr Kwesi Ofori called for reinforcement that led to the arrest of the two men. Mr Mornah said the police “threw me into the Pickup as a piece of wood and brought me to the police station”, despite, he claimed, having notified the police of the gathering.
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General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comNDC used fewer, smarter, more intelligent ministers to run the economy – Adongoplay videoMember of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac AdongoThe National Democratic Congress (NDC), despite its small-sized cabinet, delivered efficiently and competently managed the economy of Ghana for the betterment of every citizen, Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo has said. We used fewer, smarter, intelligent people to manage this economy.”The fall in oil prices and inconsistencies in prices of commodities like gold and cocoa he said threatened the stability of the country’s economy. Finance Minister at the time; Seth Terkper’s intervention in the situation according to him, is what ‘saved the day’. That policy statement formed the basis for Ghana to review the Petroleum Revenue Management act in order to incorporate changes that allow us to have a much more market related benchmark of oil prices. Today we don’t talk about oil prices in terms of negativity, we talk of it in positives.”
December 16, 2017 12:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comGbese Mantse praises Akufo-Addo over Marine Beach ProjectPresident Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries with Nii Ayi Bonte, Gbese MantseFormer administrator of Accra Hearts of Oak Football Club, Tommy Okine – who prides himself as Gbese Mantse with the stool name, Nii Ayi Bonte, in spite of a 7-0 Supreme Court ruling, yesterday praised President Akufo-Addo and his barely one-year-old New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration. The Marine Drive project, which covers over 241 acres of beach front – stretching from the Osu Christianborg Castle to the Centre for National Culture (Arts Centre) – was first proposed by Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah in 1963. He expressed appreciation to all who had, in diverse ways, helped to ensure that the Marine Drive Tourism Enclave becomes a reality. President Akufo-Addo was hopeful the project would be completed on time. “Today, we begin the realization of this pledge, with the construction of the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project.
December 16, 2017 10:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comGHC3.9m for creation of new regions - Dan BotweMinister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Kwaku BotweThe Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Kwaku Botwe, on Thursday told parliament that an amount of GH¢3,888,970 had been budgeted for the ministry toward the creation of at least four new regions out of the Western, Volta, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions in 2018. He said in 2017, GH¢1 million was given to the ministry for its sensitization workshops as well as goods and services, out of which GH¢773,250 had been dispensedThe minister made this known when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, asked him in the house how much in total would cost the nation to create the intended new regions. Mr Dan Botwe indicated that out of the GH¢3.9 million budgeted for next year, GH¢2.5 million is meant for goods and services, GH¢1 million would be used for capital expenditure while GH¢350,000 would be used on compensation for employees. “The ministry’s major activities to be implemented under goods and services include conduct of stakeholders’ sensitization workshop, conduct of socio-economic surveys and to facilitate the conduct of information, education and communication programmes in collaboration with Information Services Department (ISD) and National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE),” the minister said. According to Mr Botwe, pursuant to Constitutional Instrument (C.I 105), the work of the Commission of Inquiry set up by the President Akufo-Addo would include consultative meetings and workshops, public hearings and other engagements.
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General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Final funeral rites for KABAFamily and friends file past KABA's remainsThe final funeral rites of Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) is ongoing at the forecourt of State House, Accra. KABA died in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Until his sudden demise, KABA, married to Valentina Ofori Afriyie, was the host of popular late afternoon political talk show, Ekosii Sen on Asempa 94.7 FM. Judging from the attendance at his memorial and One Week observation, the funeral is expected to attract a huge crowd which will include politicians, showbiz personalities, colleagues in the media and many others
December 16, 2017 06:14 UTC
Feature Article of Saturday, 16 December 2017Columnist: Inusah MohammedThe Nima girl that shook Washington DCNimaToday, I want to tell you a story. The story of a young girl who crossed seas and oceans and left an indelible mark where she landed. Hence my overwhelming elation when I got selected for the Pan-African Youth Leadership Programme in the United States of America in August 2017. My behavior was more than that of Osuofia in London when I got to the prominent building in the United States, the White House. I really appreciate the opportunities the Pan-African Youth Leadership Programme has given me.
Comments that interest me most are the comments coming from one lawyer Amaliba from the NDC, his comments are repellent and disgusting to say the list. My advice to him is that he should be careful not to soil his hard end reputation which is the only way out, now that your party is out of power. In his attempt to delude the public, he said NPP as a political party is burnt on removing Mrs Charlotte Osei in other to replace her. Charlotte Osei is lawyer and can defend herself, why is NDC so interested in defending her? If indeed the NDC is defending Electoral Commission and not Mrs Charlotte Osei, why are they not equally defending Mrs Georgina Opoku Amankwah and Amadu Sule?
General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: mynewsgh.comOur accountant has not blown GHC1.5bn - TORTema Oil Refinery (TOR) has been accused of causing the state to lose GHC1.5bnThe Management of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has refuted media reports suggesting that an Accountant at TOR has caused the state to lose GHC1.5bn in 2015. According to TOR, the publication which appeared on page 16 of the Wednesday 13th December, 2017 edition of the Ghanaian Times under the headline; ‘Lack of monthly bank reconciliation cost TOR GHC1.5bn in 2015 is unfounded. In the view of TOR, the Accountant whose negligence allegedly caused the state to lose GHC 1.5bn is rather working with the Outfit of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), which is located within the Tema Oil Refinery. “TOR is a State Owned Limited liability company which has KPMG, a private auditing firm as its auditors and not the Auditor … [17:32, 12/15/2017] Michael Afful Oman: Our Accountant hasn’t caused state to lose GHC 1.5bn-TORThe Management of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has refuted media reports suggesting that an Accountant at TOR has caused the state to lose GHC1.5bn in 2015. According to TOR, the publication which appeared on page 16 of the Wednesday 13th December, 2017 edition of the Ghanaian Times under the headline; ‘Lack of monthly bank reconciliation cost TOR GHC1.5bn in 2015 is unfounded.
General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: radiogold905.comNCA begs Radio Gold for out-of-court settlementDirector General of the National Communications Authority, Joseph AnokyeAfter months of bluster and the adoption of a gung-ho approach to the issue of renewal of licenses, the embattled National Communication Authority (NCA) has eaten humble pie and requested an out-of-court settlement in response to a suit brought against them by Network Broadcasting Company Limited, operators of Radio Gold. The NCA has suffered a number of setbacks since the imposition of draconian fines on 131 radio stations across the country following what it says was a spectrum audit. Last week, the Electronic Communications Tribunal chaired by Justice Date Baah, a distinguished jurist and former justice of the Supreme Court, ordered the NCA to stay all actions against nine radio stations including Radio Gold who filed a petition before the newly-minted adjudicating body. A total of 34 radio stations were asked to close down while another 41 have been slapped with astronomical fines clearly beyond their capacity to pay. Radio Gold was slapped with a colossal GHS 61 million fine.
December 16, 2017 05:48 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comI have battled kidney disease for over 10 years - Survivors storyAbigail N.M Ashley, Journalist, radio and TV presenterJournalist, radio and TV presenter, Abigail N.M Ashley, a survivor of chronic kidney stage 4 (CKD St4), has shared a hallowing experience of her survival. Abigail said after the fourth year, she was waiting to die in the fifth year and so within those five years, she started educating people on kidney disease. Getting diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is life changing, but there are treatments for every stage to help manage your health—and allow you to thrive. Causes include diabetes and specific kidney diseases, which includes polycystic kidney disease. There is no cure for chronic kidney disease, which means treatment is focussed on reducing symptoms.
December 16, 2017 00:45 UTC
Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Koku Anyidoho says the Nana Addo-led administration is spending more than what it promised Ghanaians. Against the background of how Koku Anyidoho and those posturing like him did things under the late Atta Mills, it remains difficult—indeed, extremely insurmountable—for the NDC to continue relying on them to win back any political capital. Using the Koku Anyidohos to do this kind of dirty job will sink it all the more. That is why I consider characters like this Koku Anyidoho as debilitating liabilities to be either bleached or shown the exit. With the Koku Anyidohos on the loose and spewing garbage all over the place as if they are being paid to do so, more harm is being done to the party’s cause than expected.
December 16, 2017 00:00 UTC
Regional News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: Daniel KakuMixed reactions meet creation of proposed Western North RegionGovernment has proposed the creation of Western North Region out of the Western RegionA cross section of the people of Takoradi who appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into the creation of the proposed Western North Region shared divided views on the pros and cons of the proposal. He explained that, the commission is on a fact-finding mission a d therefore needs the inputs of all in the region. Proponents for the creation of the Western North Region mentioned the dearth of infrastructure, poor road network and the distance from the northern districts to the capital thus increasing cost of doing business and poor service delivery. Another issue that came up as a strong reason for the creation of the Western North Region is inadequate and poor access to justice delivery. They contended that, the m the new region will not increase government's expenditure on the districts in the new region because regional coordinating councils do not undertake projects.
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Business News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: classfmonline.comMarine Drive Project to employ 150k people - Akufo-Addoplay videoPresident Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the Marine Drive Investment ProjectThe President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says, in line with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s target of generating jobs, especially for the youth and unemployed, the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project, from construction to the operational stage, is expected to employ some 150,000 people. Expressing his appreciation to all who have, in diverse ways, helped to ensure that the Marine Drive Tourism Enclave becomes reality, the President was expectant that the project will be completed on time, and within the stipulated construction period. “I am confident that all of us, gathered here, will be present again here, very soon, for the commissioning of this project”, he added. President Akufo-Addo made this known on Friday, 15th December, 2017, when he cut the sod for the construction of the Marine Drive Investment Project. “Today, we begin the realization of this pledge, with the construction of the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project.
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General News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: 3news.com‘Embarrassed’ MP accuses Chief Justice of partisanshipChief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia AkuffoMember of Parliament for Sefwi Juaboso Constituency in Western Region Kwabena Mintah Akandoh says he felt “embarrassed” and “disrespected” by the manner in which the Chief Justice dispensed justice on the case he and one other MP brought against the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba. According to him, he felt Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo was doing the bidding of the ruling government and gave her judgement because he is an MP of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Aside dismissing the suit as a result of the lack of license by the lawyer of the plaintiffs, the Chief Justice, who presided over the seven-member panel, questioned the use of ‘Honourable’ by lawmakers in court. But speaking on Accra-based Onua 95.1 FM on Friday, Sefwi Juaboso MP Akandoh said the Chief Justice acted like a dictator in handling the case. According to him, Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo could have handled the case differently and not descend heavily on them as plaintiffs.
December 15, 2017 17:37 UTC
Track & Field News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghBissah must explore all avenues - Foh-AmoaningMartha Bissah is presently studying at the Norfolk State University in the USAA former president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Moses Foh-Amoaning, has waded into the Martha Bissah feud with the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), urging that the young promising athlete must explore all available avenues for sports adjudication to clear her name. Mr Foh-Amoaning told the Graphic Sports that although it was unclear the offence for which Martha Bissah was suspended, she did apologise verbally in the presence of her guardian, Mikki Osei Berko, when she was invited by a disciplinary body set up by Prof Dodoo’s administration. He, therefore, described as wrong the treatment being meted out to Martha Bissah, who he said was a juvenile at the time of her alleged wrong doing. He said the GAA, after the meeting, said the matter had been resolved and therefore restrained Martha from talking to the media. However, contrary to what transpired at the meeting, Mr Nimako said, the GAA suddenly began to frustrate Martha’s efforts until Mr George Lutterodt, a former GAA president, came to her aid.
December 15, 2017 17:15 UTC