Entertainment of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comSister Derby vs Shatta Michy: who sings betterSister Derby and Shatta MichyOne of the most famous online radio station on Accra, Okay FM has posted a picture on their Instagram page of Deborah Vanessa known in showbiz as Sister Derby and Shatta Michy asking which of them sings best. Shatta Michy wife of self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale recently featured him on a track low tempo which won the heart of Ghanaians. However, Shatta wale was joined by his wife, Shatta Michy at Ghana Meets Naija concert this year to the delight of the audience at the venue. Ghanaians were very impressed with the performances that were put up by Shatta wale and wife. Ghanaians however, criticised sister derby after she featured medikal of ‘Too risky’, saying she a not good singer to be on such great song.
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Movies of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comNadia Buaria, Nikki Samonas, others stun at GMA nomination launchLilian Esoro, Nadia Buari and Nikki Samonas at the nomination announcement event of GMAAGolden Movies Awards is an annual award that celebrates outstanding achievement in African television and film. The nomination announcement event which was held at the Ibis Hotel in Accra, Ghana saw in attendance Lilian Esoro, Nigerian actress, Nadia Buari, Nikki Samonas, Maame Dokono, Lydia Forson, Gloria Sarfo and others. This year's Nomination announcement is also a special edition as the Awards scheme is celebrating its 3rd year of successfully awarding African filmmakers. GMAA gives the opportunity to African filmmakers from around the world to receive praise, recognition and be awarded for their efforts at telling the African stories to both Africans and the rest of the world during the period under review.
June 24, 2017 15:56 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMaame Dokono ageing gracefullyMaame Dokono was at the 3rd Edition of golden movie awards nomination announcementAge seems to be taking its toll on veteran actress Grace Omaboe popularly known as Maame Dokono, who has been in Ghanaian movie industry for long. Maame Dokono went off screen for some time and came back recently to further some movies. The actress veteran has been a blessing to the movie industry for many years due to her acting dexterity. Maame Dokono was at the 3rd Edition of golden movie awards nomination announcement event which took place at Ibis Hotel Accra. The event was attended by award winning Ghanaian star including, Nadia Buari, Nikki Samonas, Lilly Esoroo, and Maame Donkono and others.
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Entertainment of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMeet the Kumawood actress allegedly cited for the collapse of Lilwin's marriageSandra Sarfo Ababio with LilwinThough Kumawood's Kwadwo Nkansah has publicly denied reports of the collapse of his marriage to Patricia Afriyie; there seems to be new twists. A publication by www.ghpage.com has accused Lilwin of being the cause of the collapse of his marriage, citing him for adultery. The publication further mentioned one upcoming actress known as Sandra Sarfo Ababio as the woman allegedly entangled in the collapse of the Kumawood's marriage scandal. However, the media reported Lilwin had sacked his wife out of his matrimonial home for reasons of adultery and also claiming, his wife couldn’t keep up with his workload. The website reported that Sandra has denied any sexual relationship with Lilwin but stressed she only has a working relationship with the "Mama Boss Papa" hitmaker.
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General News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comHajj Board investigates alleged withdrawal of communications team memberSheikh I.C. Quaye, Chairman of National Hajj BoardThe National Hajj Board is set to investigate the alleged withdrawal of one Hajia Mariam Cissey, a member of the communications team of the Pilgrims Affairs Secretariat of the National Hajj Board. A press statement signed by the Chairman of the National Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C. The Head of Communication of Pilgrims Affairs Office of the National Hajj Board on June 12 issued a disclaimer on social media saying Hajia Mariam Cissey has been withdrawn from the communication team. ................. Chairman: National Hajj Board(Sheikh I C Quaye)
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Business News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: thebftonine.comBudget not large enough to supply free fertilizer - MajorityThe Deputy Minister of Agriculture, William Quaitoo. The Majority in Parliament has stated that the budget is simply not large enough to supply free fertilizer to every cocoa farmer across the country. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, William Quaitoo indicated that the free fertilizer is being done based on equity. “The budget is simply not large enough to buy fertilizer to meet every farmer’s needs. They also maintained that but for the stabilization fund, what was being paid to the farmers would have gone down drastically.
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General News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comAgalga fears SC Gitmo 2 ruling could frustrate President's foreign affairs powersplay videoFormer deputy Interior Minister, James AgalgaFormer deputy Interior Minister James Agalga has expressed worry that the President's powers to conduct diplomatic transactions could be undermined following the Supreme Court’s declaration that Ghana's admission of two former terror suspects was unconstitutional. But the former deputy minister said the President relied on a different provision of the constitution which did not require parliamentary approval. “Our decision has been that the decision did not fall within the remit of Article 75 and when the President did that he did so under Article 73,” he said. According to James Agalga, if the President has to keep an eye on securing parliamentary approval for its diplomatic agreements, it will inhibit government from doing "timeous" foreign relations. He noted the former President’s action has brought some benefits to the country which were missing in the arguments of people who opposed it.
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Business News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: classfmonline.comPlanting for Food & Jobs: No seeds rejected – MoFAFile PhotoThe Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has described as “false and misleading” news reports that some maize seeds it supplied for government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme have been rejected by farmers. However, the ministry has stated emphatically that per the records available, MoFA never supplied the maize variety used by farmers in the said district. “Our investigations reveal that at the time farmers were planting their seeds, MoFA supplies had not reached them so they took the initiative to procure their own seeds which later turned out to be of poor quality,” the release said. MoFA additionally noted that the ministry went through rigorous technical processes before approving seeds for distribution to farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme. “The Ministry wishes, therefore, to reassure farmers of government's commitment towards enhancing their socio-economic livelihoods through pragmatic policies and programmes.”
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General News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: citifmonline.comDon’t bow to US pressure on Gitmo 2 – Antwi-DansoDr Vladimir Antwi-DansoInternational Relations Analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, believes government must be resolute in whatever decision it takes on the continuous stay of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted by Ghana. The court, therefore, ordered that the government must within the next three months send the agreement to Parliament for ratification or have the two detainees sent back to the United States. Whatever the outcome, Dr. Antwi-Danso stressed that the decisions government make must be in the interest of Ghana and not because of pressure from elsewhere. Some Members of Ghana’s Parliament are against the move by the US and called for a reversal from them or retaliation from the Akufo-Addo administration. The two detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby were under detention in US custody for 14 years after being linked with terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
June 24, 2017 11:37 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: classfmonline.comAsawase Community Centre to be closed on Eid dayA stampede at the said location last year claimed nine lives. The Asawase Community Centre will be closed to the public during the Eid al-Fitr, authorities have announced. Residents in the area have lauded the decision and, however, called on authorities to ensure the directive is complied with. Last year, nine people lost their lives in a stampede at the centre during Eid celebrations to commemorate the end of the month-long fasting during Ramadan on the dawn of Thursday July 7. The rush to exit the community centre which had only one exit door opened, following the breakout of a fight among some revellers, led to the deaths as well as several injuries.
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Regional News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: thebftonline.comDanger looms as Asafo Interchange pedestrian guard rail rustsThe interchange has become a den of thugs and armed robbers who attack people at nightParts of the Kumasi Asafo Interchange which prevents pedestrians from tripping over the sidewalk is rusting, posing a grave danger especially to kids and other persons who use the pedestrian walk at night. The situation which has severally been brought to the attention of the city authorities; the Urban Roads Department of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, is yet to be attended to. Since the construction of the Asafo Interchange, in 2007, during the erstwhile Kufuor administration, it has not seen any major repairs, although some traders close to the Interchange say some parts of the road started weakening soon after it was commenced for use. A regular user of the Asafo Interchange, who also owns a shop not too far from the road said his major fear is how to prevent any casualty from now till repair works will be carried out. The Interchange has also become a den of thugs and armed robbers who attack unsuspecting people who use the interchange on foot at night.
General News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comWe’re co-operating with GRA over tax issues – Agams GroupRoland AgambireACI Construction Company Limited, a subsidiary of Agams Holdings, says it is cooperating with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) towards a speedy resolution of tax issues which resulted in the tax agency locking up the offices of the company early this week. According to the company, since the figure is in dispute, it is unfair for GRA to make categorical statements on it. Officials of ACI Construction told The Finder that its tax consultants are working with GRA to reconcile the figures and when an agreement is reached on the actual amount owed, the company would make plans to pay. They explained that figures in the books of ACI Construction show that the amount owed is not up to the GH?14million (GH?14,312,974.19) that the GRA has put out. The National Coordinator for the Task Force at the GRA, Henry Sam, declared Roland Agambire, the Agams Group Chairman, wanted but lawyers for the company described it as defamatory to his person.
Regional News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: GNATEWU takes a lead in attitudinal change educationMr. Saakuur –Karbo said workers in all sectors of the economy should eschew laziness and latenessMr Augustine Saakuur –Karbo, General Secretary, Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), has said the call for attitudinal change to work by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo is cogent, in the right direction, productive and a stimulant. Mr Karbo said these after the first leg of his educational campaign that took him to the Upper West, Upper East and the Northern Regions. He therefore said the call was made in good faith and not aimed at chastising anyone. Mr. Karbo said what the President did was a joint call for both workers and employers who were also expected to provide congenial environment, which could boost their morale towards high productivity. Mr. Karbu solicited members support and cooperation with the leadership for progress.
General News of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comOver $200 million needed to fix old schools - Education MinisterMinister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku PrempehThe Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, on Tuesday told parliament that 8,268 basic schools across the country are in very deplorable state and need to be rehabilitated. According to him, the ministry would need more than $200 million to undertake such an exercise. Mr Agyei Anhwere said that this year alone there had been several school buildings that had collapsed, resulting in the deaths and injuries of school children. “Mr Speaker, basic schools serve as the foundation for our education. The quality of our basic schools is what propels students into future radiance.
Politics of Saturday, 24 June 2017Source: GNAImbibe the spirit of patriotism in students - DCEMr. Obeng said corruption ought to be tackled among students at the basic education and SHS levelsMr Martin Obeng, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive, has called on educational authorities to help instil in students the spirit of patriotism, as a means to help control corruption in the country. He said corruption ought to be tackled among students at the basic education and Senior High School level, if the country would successfully reduce the canker. Addressing the staff and students of Donbosco Technical Institute at Odumase, as part of his familiarization visit to communities in the district, Mr Obeng asked teachers to be firm on students who cheat during internal exams. Mr Obeng said teachers played a critical role in the development of children and so there is the need for them to guide students and help imbibe in them the spirit of nationalism. Mr Obeng told the students the technical education courses they were pursuing would prepare them adequately for the job market noting that skill training being offered them would make them self-employed upon completion.
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