Politics of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgMajority Leader refutes perception that executive is controlling parliamentMr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority LeaderMr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader has dispelled the notion that the appointment of the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs by the Executive reinforces the perception of a culture of executive dominance over the legislature. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu made the observation at a seminar on strengthening the oversight role of Parliament for Accountable Governance in Ghana – The role of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. The concept of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs existed in many forms in other Commonwealth Jurisdiction particularly India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He said the Ministry as part of its function was to interface between the Executive and Parliament to enhance the delivery of government business. He said thus overtime the process of Parliamentary oversight has remained weak and impotent to exercise control over the Executive.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: 3news.comGhana to spend 1.22 billion dollars on national ID cards – NIA revealsNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana with his Ghana CardGhana’s national identification card, the Ghana Card, being spearheaded by the National Identification Authority (NIA) is expected to cost the country 1.22 billion dollars in the next 15 years. Registration and issuance of national ID cards to Ghanaians by the Authority is set to begin from May 28 from the Jubilee House in Accra. Speaking TV3 Wednesday on the registration exercise, Executive Director of NIA, Prof. Ken Attafuah said “over the next 15years this project is going to cost us as a nation $1.22 billion”. “I cannot tell you how much we have because when you need money, the money is made available to you”, he added. When fully implemented the Ghana Card will be the only valid ID for application for a bank account, passport, telephone number, property acquisition, driver’s license and many more.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comNakpaa Naa family sad but accepts court ruling on Bimbilla skinBimbilla ChiefsThe spokesperson for the Nakpaa Naa, a claimant to the Bimbilla skin in the Northern Region says they are saddened by the ruling of the Supreme Court which declared the rival Dasana Andani family as the legitimate heirs to the skin. The matter was sent to the traditional council where the Nayiri ruled that the Dasana family was the rightful heir. Not happy with the ruling, the Naakpa Naa family proceeded to the Northern Region House of Chiefs who also ruled in favour of the Dasana family. The court averred in a ruling read by Justice Gabriel Pwamang that the late Naa Andani Dasana had been lawfully enskinned as ruler of Bimbilla. Joy News’ Martina Bugri has reported there is some mild jubilation in Bimbilla, especially from members of the Dasana family.
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Sports World News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: bbc.com'I want Arsenal to be back among Europe's elite' - Unai EmeryUnai Emery, new head coach of ArsenalUnai Emery said he wants Arsenal to be among Europe's elite once more when he appeared at his first news conference since being appointed as Arsene Wenger's successor. Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League in 2017 and won't feature in the 2018-19 competition having previously been in every year since 1998. The Gunners finished sixth in the Premier League last season - their lowest position since they finished 12th during the 1994-95 campaign. Asked whether he will need a recruitment drive this summer, Emery said: "I believe we can grow with the players we have. With a rebuilding job needed at Emirates Stadium following Arsenal's sixth-place finish in the Premier League, his meticulous, hands-on coaching may well be just what the Gunners need.
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General News of Thursday, 24 May 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghSupport Akufo-Addo to fight corruption - Koku AnyidohoNDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku AnyidohoThe Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has called for support for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the fight against corruption. According to him, previous presidents of Ghana had in their own ways tried to fight corruption; hence it was necessary for Ghanaians to rally behind President Akufo-Addo to help reduce the menace of corruption in the country. “I have seen President Mills fight corruption, I have seen President Rawlings do it, and I have seen President Mahama do it. So if President Akufo-Addo is also doing it, let us support him to fight corruption,” Mr Anyidoho said. To Mr Anyodoho, once President Akufo-Addo himself reported the Kwesi Nyantakyi influence peddling and defrauding by false pretence case to the police, “then it means the President is prepared” to fight corruption.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comKwaku Eyiah set to replace Kwesi Nyantakyi as interim GFA BossKweku Eyiah, Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kweku Eyiah, is expected to be appointed interim President of the Association tomorrow [Thursday]. Citi Sports sources close to the GFA indicate that Kwesi Nyantakyi will step down from his position, paving the way for an interim replacement to be appointed. Mr Jinapor told reporters that Kwesi Nyantakyi was captured trying to secure investments in the name of the President, Vice President and other key government officials. Abu Jinapor said the GFA President was seen trying to secure investments in the name of the President, Vice President and other key government officials. This is not the first time the GFA President has been accused of being involved in some nefarious activities.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgAmewu initiates peace between feuding mining firmsMinister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter AmewuThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has directed the Minerals Commission to, as a matter of urgency; undertake re-demarcation of the disputed boundaries between the Shaanxi Mining Company Limited and the Cassius Mining Company. The two mining firms are operating in Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region. While Cassius accused Shaanxi of undertaking underground mining, the latter, on the other hand, accused the former of trespassing on its surface area. The Minister’s directive comes following an outcome of a meeting held between the feuding parties on Wednesday, May 23, to find an amicable solution to the boundary dispute in their operational areas. It warned that if the two parties failed to comply with the directive, their licences would be withdrawn accordingly.
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: mynewsgh.comNima assault: Police declare ‘Muniru Kpende’ wanted, warns public not to shelter himplay videoMuniru Kpende is wanted by the Nima Police for assaulting an innocent ladyThe Nima Police have officially declared as wanted, one Muniru Kpende for physically assaulting an innocent lady in a video which has since gone viral, causing outrage. The police took the decision after the lady in the said video and her family reported the incident officially to the Police, MyNewsGh.com learnt. Many have condemned bystanders who chose to observe and video the assault than intervene to stop what social media users have called “barbarism”. All she saw was the guy called Muniru Kpende, as he is popularly known came with that stick and started hitting her with it and asking her to go away. This is part of the reasons why this act of barbarism never ends in the community.
General News of Thursday, 24 May 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghCID searches for more evidence in Nyantakyi's housePresident of the GFA, Kwesi NyantakyiThe police on Wednesday evening smuggled the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi out of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) premises, swerving the 'prying lenses' of the media. He was taken to his private residence in search of evidence as part of investigations on an allegation of fraud against him. Mr Nyantakyi had reported at the CID headquarters at midday after arriving in Accra from an international assignment. SwerveThe journalists had gathered at the CID premises since morning and were eagerly waiting for information on the Nyantakyi's case after about 5 hours of interrogation. Information gathered indicated Mr Nyantakyi was taken to his residence as part of the interrogation processes and would be brought back to the CID premises after that.
Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: 3news.comTema Police using drones to fish out criminals; 15 arrested in latest operationsPolice droneFifteen suspected criminals have been arrested from their hideouts in Community 1 and 9 as well as Site 2 and 5 in Tema in the Greater Accra Region. Large quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were seized in the intelligence-led operation by the Tema Regional Police Command. Two bottles of locally brewed gin laced with suspected Indian hemp were also found on the suspects. The Tema Regional Police PRO, DSP Joseph Benefo Darkwah said the Police in collaboration with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly have been using drones to identify criminal hideouts and fish them out. DSP Darkwah said some telephone numbers written on the sacks of suspected Indian hemp will be helpful in investigation the sources of the substances.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: mynewsgh.comAkufo-Addo appointee buys one plane ticket for GH¢100,000 - A Plus blows coverMusician, Kwame A PlusAn appointee of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has allegedly splashed out GH¢100,000 (one billion old cedis) to pay for a single flight ticket, MyNewsGh.com has learnt. Do you know that some of you (sic) appointees are spending as much as hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (one billion old Ghana cedis) on airline tickets to a single destination and back? Plane ticket from Ghana to say korea and back back alone cost hundred thousand Ghana Cedis. Do you know that some of you appointees are spending as much as hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (one billion old Ghana cedis) on airline tickets to a single destination and back? Plane ticket from Ghana to say korea and back back alone cost hundred thousand Ghana Cedis.
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comAnas’ methods 'accepted universally' – BaakoAbdul-Malik Kwaku BaakoAbdul-Malik Kwaku Baako, Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, has said that the techniques used by his protégé Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in his journalism career are accepted globally. He indicated that Anas does undercover journalism which is recognised worldwide. However, he said on Accra-based Peace FM’s Kokrokoo programme on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 that: “Anas does undercover journalism, if they don’t know, it is accepted universally. His comments come in the wake of comments by Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, a private legal practitioner, who has questioned the mode of operation by investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The former lawmaker explained that the people captured in Anas’ yet-to-be-aired Number 12 undercover documentary, can sue the investigative journalist.
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: 3news.comNyantakyi’s case ‘will be very bloody’ - Martin KpebuPresident of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi NyantakyiA private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has predicted that the fraud allegations leveled against the Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, will take a “bloody” turn as the case unfolds. He pointed out that Mr Nyantakyi will fight tooth and nail through the courts of law to defend himself considering that he is an astute lawyer. He added that the video evidence may not be enough to “nail” Nyantakyi. Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was not in the country at the time the President lodged the complaint, has arrived and is currently assisting the CID in investigations. But Mr Kpebu thinks that it is not going to be as easy as many think.
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comMinority has no hand in $89m Kelni GVG deal – Haruna IddrisuMinority Leader, Haruna IddrisuThe Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has dismissed reports that he’s involved in any negotiation or transaction leading to the $89 million Kelni GVG deal with the Ministry of Communication. He emphasized that none of his colleagues on the Minority side of Parliament has been part of the deal. Haruna Iddrisu who’s also the MP for Tamale South comment comes on the back of a report by Starrfmonline.com that a top opposition MP is behind the controversial deal. Reacting to the story in a statement, Mr. Iddrisu said: “I wish to state for the records that neither myself as the “Minority Leader nor any of my colleagues on the Minority” work with or for the Ministry of Communications nor the National Communications Authority. We have also not been part of any negotiation or transaction with Kelni GVG as being reported.”Below is the full statement
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General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: ghanacrusader.comDouble salary saga: I was rather underpaid - MP clarifiesHaruna Iddrisu, Minority LeaderThe Minority Leader in parliament, Honourable Haruna Iddrisu, has clarified that contrary to claims that he drew double salary while serving as MP-Minister, he was actually underpaid. Mr Iddrisu and some Mahama appointees, who were also legislators and ministers, are being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service over the matter. In clarifying the issue during an encounter with the media in Accra on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, Mr Iddrisu said he had evidence to show that he was not overpaid. He said: “Since it’s under investigations, I’ll leave it under investigations but note that Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader, the very government that says I’ve been overpaid or got double salary, there is absolute evidence that I was underpaid, so, they should go and look at their system failures.”Reports filed some months back indicated that some former Ministers and MPs under the erstwhile Mahama government had allegedly received double salaries from the Controller and Accountant General as well as parliament. It was revealed that some of these Ministers and MPs supposedly did not report the error to the right authorities, hence sparking investigations by the CID into the matter.
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