Crime & Punishment of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: primenewsghana.comFootballer arrested for stabbing girl after attempting to defile herFile photoElijah Boadu, a footballer who stabbed a 14-year-old girl after he attempted to have sex with her, has been arrested by the Police at Odorkor in Accra. The Police source said the victim and the suspect resided in Odorkor Official Town. On December 10, this year, at about 0230 hours, while the victim was asleep in her room, the suspect entered the room. According to the source, the suspect sat on the victim's thighs and attempted to have sex with the victim. The Suspect, the source said, was arrested around the victim’s house and handed over to the Police while a medical form was issued to the victim to seek medical advice.
December 15, 2017 05:37 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.com2018 WC Qualifier: Nigeria loses three points for using unqualified playerNigeria lost 3 points after fielding an unqualified player against Algeria in the qualifiersThe Nigeria Football Federation has been greeted with the unpleasant news of having their accumulated World Cup points reduced for fielding an unqualified player in their last group game against Algeria. The game ended in a 1-1 pulsating draw after Gabonese referee Eric Otogo-Castane awarded a dubious penalty to the Desert Warriors. Algeria will be awarded 3 points, which will take their points accumulation to 5, after failing to win a game in the qualifiers on the field. The Disciplinary Committee of FIFA confirmed the sanction imposed on the West African giants following the fielding of the ineligible player. “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017," the FIFA statement read.
December 15, 2017 04:30 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: TotalTotal Petroleum embarks on ‘Aseda Tour’ to thank its cherished customersThis marks the second time Total Petroleum is making such familiarization toursTotal Petroleum Ghana Ltd., a leader in the oil marketing industry in Ghana has embarked on a road tour to thank its customers and patrons of its products and services for keeping faith with the oil marketing giant throughout the year. This marks the second time Total Petroleum is making such familiarization tours of its service stations across the nation with the first tour undertaken during the launch of the highly popular Excellium range of products. The 10-day tour which involves two coaches, will take the team to 131 of Total Petroleum’s service stations in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Western and Central regions. The Total Card is a safe, simple and smart that provides its users a convenient way of paying for all purchases at all Total service stations. The card can be used for the purchase of fuel, lubricants, and also for the payment of services such as carwash at Total stations.
December 14, 2017 23:15 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.com‘Expatriates’ are comfortable in Ghana - Yofi Grantplay videoYofi Grant, CEO of GIPCChief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant has expressed shock at the rate at which the youth of Ghana are travelling to foreign lands to seek comfort and greener pastures. He observed that ‘expatriates’ who come to Ghana to work on contracts feel comfortable working in the country which explains why they end up extending their stay even after their contracts expire. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Accra, Mr. Grant said, “Throughout my banking experience, one of my observations is you see a lot of ‘expatriates’ or foreigners come to Ghana and they usually say they will be here for four years, five years on a contract and ten years, fifteen years later, you still see them hanging around.”According to him, these expatriates are unable to return to their countries because they have identified the numerous business opportunities in the country and believe that Ghana is an easier place to live and do business than any other place in Africa. “So sometimes when I see a lot of our young people striving to get visas to go out make a living somewhere, I just wonder whether they’ve not been shown the opportunities,” he said.
December 14, 2017 22:30 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGIPC close to meeting $5 billion FDI target - Yofi Grantplay videoYofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant has revealed his outfit’s determination to reach the $5 billion Foreign Direct Inflows (FDI) target set for this year after successfully gaining $4.4 billion as at September, 2017. The target which seemed ambitious from the onset was close to double the total FDIs recorded in the previous year, which is about 108 percent more than the US$2.4 billion recorded last year. According to GIPC’s third quarter report, close to US$3.4 billion FDIs was recorded from January to September, 2017. The ease of business reforms are aggressively being pursued, the investment attractiveness reforms are aggressively being pursued. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment made by an individual or a company with business interests in another country by acquiring business asserts or instituting business operations.
December 14, 2017 21:11 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBarclays Bank, OMFIF launch Africa Financial Markets Indexplay videoPatience Akyianu, Managing Director of Barclays Bank GhanaBarclays Bank Ghana Limited and Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), an independent think tank for central banking and economic policy, have launched the Africa Financial Markets Index to focus on the development capacity and expertise of local investors to attract foreign capital. The financial market index seeks to assess the level of development of the financial markets in 17 countries including Ghana, which highlights how these economies can improve their capital markets to enhance investor access and ultimately grow their economies. The index ranks the maturity, openness and accessibility of 17 financial markets in Africa based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria with focus on six fundamental pillars of the financial market performance. Speaking at the launch of the event on December 13, the Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana, Patience Akyianu said her bank is excited to be playing a leading role in developing and expanding the financial markets in Ghana as well as providing solutions to complex financial deals for successive governments and their clients. The financial markets index will be reviewed annually and will be a medium for continuous engagement with key stakeholders.
December 14, 2017 19:18 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: 3news.com470MW powership inaugurated at Tema HabourKarpower moored at the Tema portThe largest ever powership in the world, Osman Khan, was on Thursday inaugurated at the Tema Fishing Harbour to supply reliable and uninterrupted electricity to Ghanaians. Deputy Minister of Energy, Joseph Cudjoe, revealed the powership replaces the 225 megawatts powership, Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan, TV3’s Ebenezer Agyekum reported. The CEO of Karpowership Orhan Remzi Karadeniz said the presence of the powership is the fulfilment of the obligation to ECG. The new power barge is in fulfilment of a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). It assured that the operations of the powership will have a significant contribution to Ghana’s electricity supply “as the most reliable power plant in the country and create more employment opportunities”.
December 14, 2017 18:45 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: Mohammed Saani IbrahimLet’s bury our differences - Murtala Mohammed begs NDC membersFormer Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Murtala MohammedFormer Member of Parliament for Nanton Constituency in the Northern Region of Ghana, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has appealed to members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), particularly the aggrieved ones to bury their differences and be united body ahead of election 2020. According to Murtala Mohammed, the NDC needs to be united in order to recapture power from the “incompetent” NPP administration who are bent on destroying the destiny of Ghana with their “incompetent policies”. He said from the way things are moving, the country’s image needs to be salvaged and the NDC can only do that when the party members forgive each other and bury their differences. Murtala Mohammed whose lecture anchored on education, governance and industrialization said the ruling NPP has failed Ghanaians woefully on its campaign promises. The NPP has failed to achieve even one positive thing since it assumed leadership of this country.
December 14, 2017 18:11 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: atinkaonline.comGhana not safe under Charlotte Osei and her two deputies – PNC warnsChairperson of the EC, Charlotte OseiThe People’s National Convention(PNC) has warned that the top three Electoral Commissioners cannot be trusted ahead of the 2020 elections. Madam Osei has accused her deputies of engaging in several corrupt deals. However, the PNC believes the posturing of the three commissioners could undermine future elections in Ghana and must therefore step aside. Below is the full statement:WE CAN'T TRUST EC COMMISSIONERS AHEAD OF 2020 POLLS. The public acrimony, fights, accusations and insults against each other by the EC commissioners just after the 2016 polls should be enough for an impeachment!
December 14, 2017 18:00 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: adomonline.comAbronye DC names top 5 Ministers under Akufo-AddoThe Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, known in political circles as ‘Abronye DC has named his top five performing ministers under the Akufo-Addo administration. According to Abronye, although there are teething challenges with the policy, he believes Napo will with the help of the government resolve them in no time. Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, he said was his second best Minister. Boakye Agyarko, he said has played a major role in ending the power crisis, otherwise known as ‘Dumso’. Health, Labour and Agric Ministers were listed as the third, fourth and fifth best Ministers respectively.
December 14, 2017 17:03 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: footballmadeinghana.comCoach Frank Nuttall unfazed by player exitCoach Frank NuttallHearts of Oak Head Coach, Frank Nuttall says he isn’t bothered by news that some of his key players have decided not to renew their contracts. Nuttall, who returned to Ghana on Tuesday after holidays in his native Scotland, was in charge of the team’s training session on Wednesday. For him, the players had every right to leave since they were adults and knew what they wanted in their respective careers. The players know what they want and which direction they want their careers to take in the coming season, so they decided to leave. This should rather be seen as a positive activity since we had a very good season last year and most of them improved tremendously” he said.
December 14, 2017 16:52 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: adomonline.comBaba Jamal threatens to lead demo against MahamaBaba Jamal, Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia constituencyFormer Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia constituency in the Eastern Region, Baba Jamal has stated emphatically that he will personally lead a demonstration against former President John Dramani Mahama if he fails to contest the 2020 elections. President Mahama lost in last year’s presidential elections to Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mahama polled 4,713,277 votes representing 44.40% of the total votes cast as against Akufo-Addo’s 5,716,026 votes representing 53.85%. That notwithstanding, Baba Jamal indicated that he expects the ex-President to make a comeback in 2020 adding that he (Baba Jamal) would be hurt if he fails to contest the polls. He insisted that Mahama will be ‘forced’ by party members to stage a comeback because he is the obvious choice to lead the NDC.
December 14, 2017 15:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: adomonline.comI won’t apologise for making ‘Ghana will burn’ comment – AmalibaAbraham Amaliba, Private Legal PractitionerPrivate Legal practitioner, Abraham Amaliba has said that he will not apologise for making the infamous ‘Ghana will burn’ comment. Lawyer Amaliba has come under intense criticism for saying Ghana will burn if the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, is removed from office. According to him, the current government is using the system to harass Mrs Osei, a situation he said does not augur well for the stability of the country. Reacting to these criticisms on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Thursday, Lawyer Amaliba said he won’t apologise for comments he did not make. I then said he the journalist’s house will burn and mine house will burn too…,” he defended.
December 14, 2017 15:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: classfmonline.comGovernment will cater for Mahama in due course – HamidInformation Minister, Mustapha HamidMinister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, has urged Former President John Dramani Mahama to exercise patience as government will cater for the things due him as enshrined in the provisions for ex-presidents. He therefore urged the Office of President Mahama to collaborate with the office of the Chief of Staff to have the issues addressed. “The office of former president Mahama should write to the Chief of Staff to pay for those he is working with and that will be done,” he said. Mr Hamid said this on Accra based Joy FM on Thursday, 14 December 2017, in reaction to concerns raised by Special Aide to Mr Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari. Ms Mogtari was worried about the recent claims by Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, that Mr Mahama was occupying disputed military land which she refuted.
December 14, 2017 14:48 UTC
Shut up, cry baby Amaliba! Abraham AmalibaYou see, Abraham Amaliba is a man without a constituency even in his own ethnic stronghold of the Bawku enclave of the Upper-East Region in which he was born and raised. The fact of the matter is that this National Democratic Congress’ political scam-artist has absolutely no credibility. If, indeed, Mr. Amaliba is convinced that Mrs. Osei has done absolutely nothing wrong, then the most progressive and wise thing for him to do is for Mr. Amaliba to join Mrs. Osei’s legal defense team. As it stands, his rowdy and downright violent behavior is doing more harm to his cause and the defense and integrity of the embattled EC Chair.
December 14, 2017 14:26 UTC