General News of Tuesday, 20 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comKonadu’s hand squeeze: Rawlings was charitable to Hannah Tetteh – Owusu BempahFormer President John Rawlings and Hannah TettehThe Spokesperson for the National Democratic Party (NDP), Owusu Bempah, aka, Aboa Apapo, says should members and sympathisers of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) dare their founder, Jerry John Rawlings, he would expose more of the atrocities they committed when they were in power. So, we had to drive and go through the heavy traffic jam for about three hours before getting to Pankrono”, he noted. According to Mr. Rawlings, the former Foreign Affairs Minister showed disrespect to his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, by squeezing her hand during a handshake at an independence anniversary parade gathering. Ever since Mr. Rawlings brought the matter to the fore of the public, he has received some bashing from a cross section of the NDC fraternity. But Owusu Bempah commenting further on the matter said Mr. Rawlings was more charitable to Hannah Tetteh, promising to expose more of the impunity exhibited by some faithful of the NDC if they dare him.
March 19, 2018 14:48 UTC
Regional News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comTechiman youth demonstrate against ‘fake’ spiritualistsThe youth took to the streets to protest against the 'mallams'A group calling itself the Techiman Youth Association in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region, on Sunday embarked on a peaceful demonstration on the principal streets of Techiman against the activities of spiritualists, mallams and money doublers, accusing them of taking advantage of unsuspecting and gullible residents to defraud and dupe them of their monies and investments in the municipality. He said the demonstration was to bring to the notice of chiefs in the area the activities of these miscreants. “Techiman is a cosmopolitan town that needs to attract more investors to create the necessary job opportunities for the youth for sustainable development”, he added. He therefore called on the Techiman Traditional Council and the security agencies to up their game in protecting the investments of law-abiding citizens in the area. So if anyone goes round to say he has been given license to double money, then that is not right”, he emphasized.
March 19, 2018 13:07 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: Razzoline.comAccra Academy students host British High CommissionerIain Walker, the British High Commissioner with a section of students of Accra AcademyIain Walker, the British High Commissioner has attended a special 'British Day' exhibition at Accra Academy, a prominent boys' secondary school in Accra. The event which was designed to explore core British values, culture and principles, was hosted by the English department of the school. This was in collaboration with the British High Commission and the British Council. The main event of the day was an informal Q&A session between the British high commissioner and students. Iain Walker, the British high commissioner also expressed how much he enjoyed meeting and sharing experiences with the students.
March 19, 2018 10:30 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comTema Lebanese ‘killers’ go 'dumb'Alhaji Saffiadene Ahmed was shot by a gang of robbers in broad daylightThree persons arrested in connection with the killing of a Lebanese cashier at Delta Agro Limited – a soap manufacturing company in Tema – are refusing to cooperate with the police. Superintendent Adamu Seidu, crime officer of the Tema Regional Police Command who disclosed this during a memorial service held for the late Lebanese, Alhaji Saffiadene Ahmed, on Saturday, stated that their (suspects’) silent posture was making investigations difficult. Seidu posited, “I am to tell you what we have done, what we are doing and what we expect from Ghanaians. Anything you want to carry huge sums of money, you should alert us and we will provide security for you. “I want to assure everyone that the police have not gone to sleep but we are working 24/7 to provide security.
March 19, 2018 10:18 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo more visionary so what? Even robbers, prostitutes have a vision - Anyidohoplay videoDeputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku AnyidohoComplete ‘rubbishing’ may be a perfect description of what Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has done to comments of US Ambassador about a ‘more visionary President; Akufo-Addo’ in comparing the governance prowess of some recent Ghanaian leaders. Mr. Anyidoho however, speaking to Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on the subject flawed the US Ambassador’s arguments, labelling them as entirely pointless and meaningless. “Even Nebuchadnezzar had a vision, before he became an animal and went into the bush, he had a vision. When the President Appoints 110 ministers, when he is engaged in cronyism, nepotism, surrounded himself with friends, cronies and concubines, is that visionary leadership?
March 19, 2018 10:07 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: Center for Democratic Development (CDD)Ghanaians strongly endorse rule of law but see inequities in how laws are appliedFile photoMost Ghanaians endorse the rule of law and the legitimacy of key state enforcement bodies, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals, affirming that the rule of law should and in fact does anchor democratic practices in the country. Even so, there is a widespread – and growing – belief that inequities exist in how laws are applied, with unfair advantage given to officialsand the wealthy. Six rounds of surveys were completed between 1999 and 2015, and Round 7 surveys are being conducted in 2016/2018. The Afrobarometer team in Ghana, led by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), interviewed 2,400 adult Ghanaians between September 9 and 25, 2017. A sample of this size yields results with a margin of error of +/-2% at a 95% confidence level.
March 19, 2018 09:56 UTC
In all these regions, I have learnt a lot of when it comes to conflict resolution. I have learnt that the common secret among all the tribes in Ghana when it comes to conflict resolution is handshake. There is no way in our Ghanaian communities will disagreement between or among people be resolved without climaxing it with a handshake. Handshake is a sign of unity in our African culture. Let’s preserve our Culture by making handshake not just a sign of greetings but a symbol of everlasting unity.
March 19, 2018 09:45 UTC
Koku Anyidoho discounted the notion of Mahama being sidelined insisting that he chaired all cabinet meetings as constitutionally mandated of him and contributed to decisions that were made. The NDC Deputy General Secretary disclosed that as second in command, then Vice President Mahama's influence was so strong, his voice wasn't ignored. Anybody who knows how the castle is configured, the president is on the top floor, the same floor as the Vice President. There is a dedicated corridor between the President and Vice President. Nobody disrespected the vice president at the time, he had his own influence.
March 19, 2018 09:40 UTC
Feature Article of Monday, 19 March 2018Columnist: K. BaduIs Rawlings really relishing the opportunity to reclaim his brainchild? Ironically, though, former President Rawlings is said to have founded the NDC Party based on the principles of probity, accountability and transparency. Rawlings and his conspiratorial plotters vowed to lustrate the country of the rampant sleazes, corruption and social injustices which instigated their coup d’état. To fulfil his lifetime ambition of becoming the head of state, J. J. Rawlings and some obstreperous army officers took arms and succeeded in overthrowing the constitutionally elected government of Dr Hilla Limann on 31st December 1981. After all, didn’t the party General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia, who was proselytised by Rawlings, once call Rawlings a barking dog?
March 19, 2018 08:03 UTC
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, made the disclosure at the annual “Paarigbielle” festival of the chiefs and people of the Tumu Traditional Area in the Upper West Region, on Saturday March 17, 2018. According to Dr. Bawumia, a similar number of dams will be constructed across the three northern regions next year, together with other interventions in the agric sector, expected to have a great impact on Ghana’s food security and improve the lives of farming communities. Vice President Bawumia indicated that the Sissala area, which is made up of the Sissala East and West districts, will get 10 dams apiece. In Sissala West you will get 10 dams this year by the Grace of God,” Vice President Bawumia announced. According to Vice President Bawumia, Government is also committed to ensuring value addition in the agriculture sector, and is engaged in discussions with potential investors to add value to crops such as cotton and maize.
March 19, 2018 06:45 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comMMDCEs, top assembly staff ‘steal’ GHC60,000 weekly – George LohGeorge Loh, former MP for North DayiA former National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for North Dayi Constituency, George Loh, has alleged that some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in collaboration with top staff members of their assemblies, illegally make close to Ghc60,000 every Friday. “Do you know that it is possible that every Friday, some 60,000 is shared among top executives of district assemblies and nobody can do anything about it? He explained that the practice has not been exposed because most Assembly members lack the courage to stand up as most of them are looking for favours from their MMDCEs. The government has been impressed upon to adopt fiscal decentralization policies and reduce the stress on the national budget. “Most District Assemblies are unable to generate enough funds of their own to support their operations, making them depend heavily on the central government for financial support.
March 19, 2018 06:00 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: primenewsghana.comGo and preach your sermons in the Zoo - Anyidoho 'fires' Mensah Otabilplay videoKoku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of NDC and Dr Mensah OtabilDeputy General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Koku Anyidoho has chided the General Overseer of ICGC, Dr Mensah Otabil for his comment that the media in Ghana are so “depressing” and full of “mediocrity” – a situation, he said, compels him to prefer watching foreign TV channels that show documentaries about animals rather than wasting his time listening to local radio or watching local TV stations. Speaking to Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on '21 minutes with KKB', the maverick NDC executive said “suddenly today some pastors say that now they watch animals. It's animals that they watch, they're prepared to watch Antelopes and Giraffes...Yes, you'll watch more animals." “...if NDC is in power that one you listen to human beings to prepare your sermon but when NPP is in power and they are doing horrible things because you cannot preach those sermons you are watching animals, they should go and live in the zoo. He should actually go and be preaching his sermons in theIn a related development, CEO Citi FM Samuel Atta-Mensah sarcastically replied the renowned man of God, Pastor Mensah Otabil saying, if Man of God wants to talk about the “sorry state” of the Ghanaian media, he should also be ready to talk about the state of Churches in Ghana.
March 19, 2018 00:56 UTC
He said, “The Attorney General is roaming there, Martin Amidu is also roaming in the same court on different matters. Go and give this case to Martin Amidu. In fact, they should transfer this case to Martin Amidu to do his work. The MP added that, the country is running a parallel system where both the Minister of Justice as well as the Attorney General and the Special Prosecutor are performing the same function. He said, “Today we are running parallel systems: Martin Amidu is sitting there and Attorney General is in court doing Martin Amidu’s work.
March 18, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comClueless, incompetent Mustapha Hamid embarrassing government – Koku Anyidohoplay videoKoku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of the NDCDeputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has described Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid as a clueless and incompetent person who only humiliates government with his ‘immature’ communiqué to the public. The statement also said extensive consultations were undertaken between the Office of the President, National Security, and the affected traders and artisans before the eviction. “As for the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid he’s even worse....either he’s deliberately misconducting himself to make the President and the government look bad or he just doesn’t know what he’s about”. In a mocking tone, Mr. Anyidoho said “Mustapha Hamid comes out to say well it is the people themselves who went to see the President and then said that president we beg you sack us. I mean it’s ridiculous, Mustapha Hamid please!”He further quizzed where the President got his money from to pay the squatters and admonished the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to investigate the President with regards to the matter.
March 18, 2018 15:45 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgSt James Catholic Church holds free medical screeningNii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of OsuNii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area has called on Ghanaians to register on to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to access free healthcare. He noted that the NHIS which was the initiative of government was meant to provide free medical care to every Ghanaian and must not go to waste. Nii Dowuona made the call when the St. James Catholic Church held free medical screening for the people of Osu and its environs on Saturday. Mr Benjamin Kotey Nikoi, Assemblyman for Osudoku Electoral Area, also commended the church and gave the assurance that he would work hand in hand with the church to ensure the development of the community. Mrs Gaise expressed the hope that the church would continue to support the community in the ensuing years.
March 18, 2018 15:45 UTC