General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: ghpage.comMost popular rich men are scared of Daddy Lumba – KODplay videoDaddy LumbaUK-based Ghanaian military man Stanley Kodia popularly known on social media as KOD has alleged that a legendary musician knows the source of wealth of some rich people in the country. According to KOD, Charles Kwadwo Fosu aka Daddy Lumba could tarnish the image of some rich people in the country if he spills the secret of their wealth. KOD's comments was to support Kevin Taylor who made statements that MP cum businessman, Kennedy Agyapong, smelled of cocaine. But in Kennedy Agyapong’s reaction, he called Kevin Taylor and rained some unprintable insults on his parents. KOD, in his video, also made similar allegations adding that he has a lot of “filla” against the MP and challenged him to try his "nonsense" act on him.
October 14, 2019 08:14 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: Graphic.com.gh67 LPG outlets in three regions explosion proneFile photoA risk assessment conducted by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has revealed that 67 out of 75 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) retail outlets, representing 89.3 per cent in Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions are at high risk, the Bono Regional Minister, Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, has said. The meeting was aimed at educating the public about the operations of the NPA and by extension, the rolling out of the CRM of LPG distribution and solicit public input and support in the implementation process of the new LPG policy. Gas explosionsMrs Kumi-Richardson said it was most appropriate and a timely intervention by the NPA to introduce the CRM due to recent gas explosions experienced at LPG retail outlets in many parts of the country. She reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring the security of LPG marketing companies and the LPG Operators Association. The policy seeks to provide direction on the marketing and distribution of LPG in a safe and efficient manner to facilitate an increase in LPG use nationwide.
October 14, 2019 07:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghAmnesty International appeals to government to abolish death penaltyAmnesty International want death penalties abolishedAmnesty International (AI), Ghana has called on the government to abolish the death penalty, as recommended by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). It said abolishing the death penalty would reduce the impact of capital punishment on the children of persons sentenced to death. CampaignMr Agbotsey was speaking at a campaign dubbed: ‘Public action on the impact of the death penalty of children’ organised by AI to mark the 17th World Day Against Death Penalty on the theme: “Children: Unseen victims of death penalty". The campaign participants paraded placards with inscriptions such as: “Abolish death penalty”, “Give life a chance”, “Death penalty kills people, not crime”, “Execute justice, not people”, “CRC says abolish the death penalty”, “Death penalty is unjust”, “Mr President, please implement the CRC's recommendation to abolish the death penalty”, “The death penalty makes killers of us all” and “Stop crime, not lives”. The death penalty, he said, had effects on society and consequences for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim at not leaving anyone behind.
October 14, 2019 07:41 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: footballmadeinghana.com2021 AFCON qualifiers: Sao Tome join Ghana, South Africa and Sudan in Group CBlack Stars' first game is against South AfricaSao Tome and Príncipe have booked a slot in the group stage of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon. The Falcons and True Parrots followed up their famous 3-1 first-leg victory away to Mauritius with a 2-1 victory in tat home on Sunday to go through 5-2 on aggregate. Their preliminary round triumph means that São Tomé will now go into Group C where they will contest for a place in Cameroon with Ghana, South Africa and Sudan. There are 12 groups consisting of four teams each with the top two sides from each group set to qualify for the continental showpiece. The first two rounds of group matches will be played during the international window in November.
October 14, 2019 07:30 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: citinewsroom.comLegon: Special anti-sexual harassment committee to start work this weekGyampo and Butakor have been suspended by the University of GhanaA special committee set up by the University of Ghana to investigate allegations of sexual harassment of students is expected to begin work this week. The Director of Public Affairs at the school, Stella Amoah said all the needed logistics and arrangements will soon be completed to allow the committee to commence its work. “Probably early this week, we would have been able to finalize everything so that the committee, so appointed, can start their work. This is a special committee.”A BBC Africa Eye documentary aired last week captured two lecturers, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor on camera engaging in inappropriate behavior and acts suspected to amount to sexual harassment. The University of Ghana has already indicated that it will not shield any employer or student found to have engaged in sexual harassment or conduct.
October 14, 2019 07:07 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: citinewsroom.comMahama only pretending towards law students – NPPYaw Buaben Asamoa, Director of Communications of NPPThe governing New Patriotic Party has described former President John Mahama’s commiseration with issues pertaining to the law students as an act of pretense. Last week, the law students embarked on a peaceful protest to reforms in the legal educational system. The law students then presented a copy of the petition to former President John Mahama. “You meet law students and you are now saying that you are going to moderate a conversation, what kind of conversation? Former President, John Dramani Mahama backed calls by some aggrieved law students and their sympathizers for reforms in the country’s legal education system when demonstrating law students called on him to give him a copy of their petition.
October 14, 2019 06:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgGTUC President cuts sod for construction of five-a-side football pitchProf Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa (m) cut the sod for the beginning of work on the projectProfessor Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa, President, Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), has cut the sod for the construction of the state-of-the-art five-a-side football pitch on the Main Campus at Tesano in Accra. Five-a-side football is a variation of association football, in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper). Prof Ohene-Afoakwa, who expressed his joy over the realisation of the project, said after the completion of the five-a-side football pitch, they would also be constructing hockey and volleyball pitches. Madam Pamela Aboagyewaa Mantey, President, GTUC Student's Representative Council lauded Management for embarking on the construction of the five-a-side football pitch. In attendance at the event were Prof Isaac Abeiku Blankson, Vice President, GTUC and Dr Juliana Owusu-Ansah, Registrar, GTUC.
October 14, 2019 05:26 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgInternational Day of the Girl Child celebrated in BolgatangaA group photo of participants at the programmeThe International Day of the Girl Child has been celebrated in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital with a call for greater investments to improve girls’ education, skills and job prospects in Ghana. “If we really want to tackle poverty and end child marriages, we must give all girls the tools they need to invest in themselves. That means, providing them with the quality education and the training they need to earn an income and create a better future for themselves and their family,” he noted. According to Mr Rahman, 12 million girls were married globally every year before the age of 18, which deprived them of their rights to education and health among others. About 19 per cent of girls in Ghana get married before 18years.
October 14, 2019 04:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.com2020 Elections: NCA to shut down social media – Kevin Taylor claimsplay videoKevin Ekow Baidoo TaylorKevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor, a social media communicator, has alleged that the Akufo-Addo led administration through the National Communications Authority (NCA) is planning to shut down social media ahead of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. According to him, the NCA Boss Joseph Anokye, Asamoah Boateng, Daniel McKorley (McDan) and the Leba Brothers are working tirelessly to make sure that they rig the elections for President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP). This shut down, Kevin Taylor said will affect the internet connectivity in the country before, during and after the 2020 elections. A lot of Ghanaians will be struggling to get smooth running internet to either go live, post or upload photos to Facebook,” he stated. Kevin Taylor, therefore warned the NCA boss to desist from his intended plan else he will organise a very big demonstration against him.
October 14, 2019 04:07 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: footballghana.comFEATURE: Ghana's 2009 U-20 squad, Where are they now? 2009 Ghana U-20 playersOn 16 October, 2009, Ghana struck a blow for African pride, defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout Friday at the FIFA U-20 World Cup final in Cairo. Daniel AddoHe was a key member of the under-20 team that won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. After missing the 2010 FIFA World Cup through injury, Badu was selected in Ghana's squad for the 2014 tournament. Joseph AddoAfter his return from the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Addobecame the starting goalie for his club Sekondi Hasaacas.
October 14, 2019 03:56 UTC
Business News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: laudbusiness.comTree Crop Development Bill will be passed before end of 2019 – Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dakwa Akufo-Addo has said that the Tree Crop Dev’t Bill will be passed by parliament by the end of this year. He said the bill when passed will ensure the proper regulation of these crops in order to grow the agric sector of the economy. He continued, “So, in three of four years, the investments we have made into these cash crops (Tree Crop) will certainly get us about $12 to $15 billion receipts of diversified agricultural exports. I am, therefore, happy that the project here has the full support of Nananom.”In order to ensure the proper regulation of these crops, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that “before the end of this year, the Tree Crop Authority Bill laid in Parliament will be passed. It will ensure proper regulation of these crops, as has been done with COCOBOD.
October 14, 2019 00:56 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comAccra wins award for Informal Waste Collection Expansion projectplay videoAccra Mayor, Mohammed Adjei Sowah said combating climate change requires inclusive decision-making. Ghana’s capital city, Accra, has been mentioned among the 2019 ‘World's Seven Best Climate Projects’ for its Informal Waste Collection Expansion project. This year's C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards trophy was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. PRESS RELEASEWorld's Seven Best Climate Projects Announced as 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards WinnersCopenhagen — Today, C40 and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the seven winners of the 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen. Accra, GhanaENGAGED CITIZENSInformal Waste Collection Expansion: To increase collection of waste, close illegal open waste sites, and ensure fair and inclusive employment, Accra integrated its informal waste collectors into the city’s official waste management system.
October 14, 2019 00:33 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: citisportsonline.comSenegal beats Ghana to win 2019 WAFU Cup of NationsGhana’s only good kick was from Appiah McCarthy because Justice Blay also fluffed his linesGhana’s penalty shootout woes came back to bite them as they lost 3-1 on spot kicks to hosts Senegal in the final of the 2019 ESPN WAFU Cup of Nations. Senegal took the lead in the 108th minute through Youssouph Badji but Ghana fought back to tie the match through Joseph Esso. The match needed to be settled by penalties and Ghana started badly as Augustine Okrah missed. Senegal got theirs right through El Hadj Kane but Ghana’s failure to score continued because Fatawu Mohammed missed his kick. Ghana’s only good kick was from Appiah McCarthy because Justice Blay also fluffed his lines to give Senegal victory on the night.
October 13, 2019 21:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgGJA to hold Public Lecture on GNA in Perspective on TuesdayFile photoThe Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will on Tuesday, October 15, organise its third 70th Anniversary Public Lecture with a spotlight on the evaluation of the role of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in national democracy and development. The GJA 70th Anniversary Public Lectures are designed to address critical issues in the media industry with the view to enhancing its role in the country’s democracy and development. It has therefore invited Nana Appau Dua, a former General Manager to speak on the topic: “Efficient Newsgathering and Dissemination for Democracy and National Integration: The Role of the Ghana News Agency”. “The National Executive of the GJA believes the GNA is a national asset that must be adequately resourced to enable it discharge its functions effectively”, the release said. The public lecture the release noted would be attended by media practitioners, academics, politicians, civil society activists, students and representatives of international partners of the GJA.
October 13, 2019 20:26 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 14 October 2019Source: Goal.comGhana player registration window draws 2019-20 Premier League opensThe GPL is set for a returnThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee will open a window for clubs' registration of new players on Monday ahead of the commencement of the 2019-20 season, the interim administrative body has announced. The open window will also bring the West African nation significantly closer to resuming the Ghana Premier League which has been put on hold since June 2018 due to a corruption and match-fixing scandal. "The registration window for the 2019/2020 football season will officially open at 00:01 on Monday 14 October 2019," the Normalisation Committee has announced on the GFA's official website. "All clubs (Premier, Division One and other tiers) are expected to complete their second window signings before this deadline." The Premier League has been tentatively set to commence on November 3.
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