Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI was hated at Multimedia, sacked for no reason – Bobie-AnsahBroadcaster, Nana Kwabena Bobie-AnsahRadio presenter, Nana Kwabena Bobie-Ansah has opened up on circumstances he claims led to his dismissal from Asempa FM, a subsidiary of Multimedia Group Limited (MGL), stressing that authorities hated him for no apparent reason. “One day, on my way home, I tuned in to Joy FM to listen to the news. I called Kojo, Cox Tamakloe and told them Joy didn’t speak to GREDA so let’s get to GREDA. We called GREDA and the Chief Executive drove to Asempa FM studio and vehemently denied. Bobie who is now with Accra FM says he was eventually sacked by MGL but insisted he was never hurt by the decision.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comGhana committed to greater cooperation with Burkina Faso – BawumiaDr Mahamudu Bawumia and Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina FasoThe Government of Ghana is committed to deepening ties with her neighbor to the north and is undertaking a number of projects to concretize it, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. One of such projects, Dr Bawumia said is the Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration. He also cited the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana. Mr Barry is in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation. Mr Barry lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Burkina Faso President, H.E Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, which has further deepened the already friendly relations between the Governments and people of Ghana and Burkina Faso.
December 15, 2018 01:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgGhana to switch-over to Digital Terrestrial Television next year - Ursula Owusu-Ekufulplay videoMrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of CommunicationsMrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has said the National Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project switch-over would commence in the first quarter of next year. “All other sites have dedicated power and testing is ongoing and the switchover is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of next year,” she saidGovernment is implementing the road map to migrate the country from analogue to digital television transmission. According to the Minister, there were pending applications for digital terrestrial television broadcasting authorisations in existing regions and the new regions to be created, which would also require localized channels on the platform. The invitation to Ghana to co-chair the programme was in recognition of the Government’s digital agenda to drive economic growth.
December 14, 2018 20:15 UTC
Religion of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Abdul Karim NaatogmahDagbon chieftaincy: Abudus install Regent todayBoling-Lana Mahamadu AbdulaiThe Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai has been installed as the new Regent of Dagbon, Friday December 14. The installation is an integral part of activities lined up for the performance of the funeral of the Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV. Government officially handed over the Old Gbewaa Palace to the Abudu Royals to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV. BOLINGLANAThe Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai is the first surviving son of late Yaa- Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV. YAA NAA MAHAMADU ABDULAI IV 1969 – 1974Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdullai IV whose funeral is being performed after 30 years of his demise was the 35th Yaa Naa of Dagbon.
December 14, 2018 19:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comApam SHS 1998 year group refurbishes school's dining hall as part of 20th Anniversary1998 year group members of the Apam Senior High SchoolThe 1998 year group of the Apam Senior High School, (ASSOSA) has marked its 20th anniversary of completing their great Secondary School with an impressive and colourful ceremony. The event brought together most of the students who graduated from Apam Senior High School in 1998 and are successfully contributing to the Ghanaian society and the world at large in diverse forms. The 1998 year group of Apam Senior High school ASSOSA has various year group associations from the very year the school was established till date. As part celebrations of its 20th anniversary of completing Apam Senior High School, the 1998 year group of the school took on the responsibility to upgrade and expand the school's dining hall facility which was hitherto in a bad state and smaller in capacity for the growing demand of boarding facilities in the school. He said upon deliberations, they settled on expanding the dining hall since the school enrollment is high and the students attend dining section in batches which is a major challenge to academic work.
December 14, 2018 18:56 UTC
No ‘foam or plastic fish’ on the market – FDA assuresInformation circulating especially on social media suggested there was plastic fish on the marketThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says there is no ‘foam’ or ‘plastic’ fish on the market as suggested by in some viral videos. Videos of some people claiming fish they had bought from an unnamed market in the country turned out to be foam and plastic. FDA investigates claims of plastic fish on marketBut the FDA has ruled out the availability of the alleged ‘foam or plastic fish’ on the Ghanaian market. A statement issued Friday by the FDA added: “This makes fish muscle loses its natural physical characteristics and the damaged tissue may suggest ‘plastic fish’. The elastic nature of the thick collagen skin is what is being referred to as ‘plastic fish’” it added.
December 14, 2018 18:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comDivision of Volta Region; ‘Vote No Oti Region’ poster pops outThe group is strongly contesting the division of the Volta RegionIt appears persons against the territorial split of the Volta Region would not relent in their efforts to protect lands in the northern territory of the region, which they believe belong to their forefathers. The Coalition for Volta Youth, a group strongly contesting the division of the Volta Region has released a poster with inscriptions “Vote No Oti Region” in their bid to convince persons dwelling in the north not to approve the bid to divide the Volta Region. The poster which also has an inscription “Save Volta Now” written across the map of the Volta Region, is expected to be splashed in every corner of the demarcated area for the proposed Oti Region, where the December 27 referendum would be held. Mr Simon Agbekoenyegah has acknowledged sending the letter to the Volta Regional Police Command. However, it is unclear if the police would do as requested by the Coalition for Volta Youth and provide officers to escort persons campaigning against the new region in the Oti Enclave.
December 14, 2018 18:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comGalamsey ban still in force – Frimpong-BoatengProfessor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and InnovationThe lifting of the ban on small-scale mining does not mean illegal mining also known as ‘galamsey’ will be permitted, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), has said. “It does not mean the ban on galamsey has been lifted. Galamsey is still illegal,” Professor Frimpong-Boateng stated on Friday, 14 December 2018 in Accra. “All registered small-scale miners were given the opportunity to appear before a vetting committee to have their documents regularised. The ban on small-scale mining is being lifted for the compliant ones to go back to work within the regularised and reformed framework.
December 14, 2018 18:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgGhana needs $29 billion to reclaim mined out areas - Frimpong-BoatengProfessor Kwabena Frimpong-BoatengGhana needs a colossal amount of $29 billion dollars to reclaim the mined out areas, which constitute 23,000 square kilometres of the land surface area, representing 10 per cent of the total land area of the nation. Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, said this in Accra, on Friday, at the outdooring of Government’s new policy framework on mining, to regularise and reform mining activities in the country. He said the nation was supposed to spend $12,000 to reclaim a hectare of land degraded by illegal mining, saying that the cumulative effect of illegal mining on the forest was devastating. “Illegal mining operators were discharging mine tailings directly into rivers and other water bodies that served as raw source for drinking. He urged all Ghanaians to co-operate with the government to roll out the new mining policy framework successfully.
December 14, 2018 18:00 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: 3news.comWe’re counting on you to bring NDC to power – Sly woos Eastern region executivesSylvester Adinam Mensah, NDC flagbearer hopefulNDC flagbearer hopeful and former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Adinam Mensah has taken his “Renewed Hope Campaign” to the Eastern Region to interact with party executives from branches and constituencies and appeal to them for support. At the party’s Regional Secretariat in Koforidua, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Sly had a brief meeting with Regional Executives to officially inform them about his activities in the Region. “I have no doubt that the current Executives in the Eastern Region will be able to give us power in the 2020 general elections”, he mentioned. “As party executives, I guess what is required of us is some level of neutrality in this contest. TeamSly moved to Yilo Krobo, Lower Manya and Asuogyaman constituencies where Mr. Mensah held separate meetings with Branch and Constituency Executives.
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Politics of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comGhana needs to move faster – Sly MensahSylvester Mensah, Former CEO of the National Health Insurance AuthorityFormer CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority and flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress Sylvester Mensah said the development of Ghana is currently happening at a snail’s pace. Mr Mensah continued that Ghana must pay attention to its manufacturing sector by deliberately boosting the agricultural sector to ensure that relevant raw materials are produced for industries. Another sector Mr Mensah promised to develop is the tourism sector which he believes can fetch lots of money to the country. Branch and constituency executives thanked Mr Mensah and assured him of their votes on the Election Day. Mr Mensah began his tour of the Eastern region with a meeting with the Regional Executives on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
December 14, 2018 17:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: adomonline.com587,000 household have benefitted from StarTimes satellite project – Communication MinisterUrsula Owusu-Ekuful, Communications MinisterThe Minister for communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed about 587,000 villages in Ghana have benefitted from the StarTimes free-to-air digital broadcasting platform in Ghana. The Ministry of Communications in September launched the commencement of a nationwide ‘300 village satellite TV project’ by a Chinese company in Ghana. The funding for the project was a grant only for the specific equipment, devices terminals or this satellite TV project. Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Show, Madam Owusu-Ekuful explained that the project has benefitted a lot more Ghanaians than just the six months free viewing experience it promised. However, government stated the commencement of the StarTimes’ ‘300 village satellite TV project’ had no bearing on the development of a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform for Ghana.
December 14, 2018 17:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgSingle dose of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin - FDAA sample of TramadolThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says a single dose of 75 milligrams (mg) of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin and therefore poses serious danger to public health. “It is however, evident that unapproved doses such as the 120mg and 225mg are being sold on the streets. These are very dangerous to our health, tramadol, even at 75mg single dose can produce euphoria similar to that from heroin.”He added “now compare this to consuming a single dose of either 120mg or 225mg”. He said excess amounts, regular use or overuse of tramadol could lead to addiction and or trigger headache, dizziness, feeling anxious and seizure. The Good Heat Foundation, a local non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with National Road Safety Commission organised the road safety campaign to educate the public on the need to observe road signs and regulations in order to stay safe when using the road.
December 14, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comGhana, Burkina Faso firm ties – BawumiaDr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha BarryThe government of Ghana is committed to deepening ties with her northern neighbour and is undertaking a number of projects to concretise this relationship, Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. These include the Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration. Ghana is also committed to ensuring greater bilateral relations with her northern neighbour through the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana. Dr Bawumia gave the assurance when Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha Barry called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday, 14 December 2018. Mr Barry is in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation.
December 14, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comSmall scale ban lift: Only validated miners are to resume operations – Prof. Boatengplay videoGalamsey remains illegal although ban on small scale mining have been lifted for licensed firmsAfter suspending the operations of small scale miners for about two years in a bid to protect the country’s water bodies and lands, government has lifted the ban on small scale mining effective Monday, December 17. The action follows the surge in illegal mining operations otherwise known as Galamsey. Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Prof. Frimpong Boateng addressing stakeholders and the media at the Launch of Government’s new policy framework on regularizing/reforming mining activities in Ghana explained that the time was ideal for the lifting because the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) had devised means to regulate small scale mining across the country. He noted that so far about 900 of the vetted and licensed miners have been cleared to go back to their concessions on Monday, having vetted some 1,350 licensed small scale miners. Procured equipment for operations especially excavators and bulldozers are to be licensed by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and also electronically tagged by approved agencies in order to aid tracking.
December 14, 2018 16:41 UTC