Business News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMaiden edition of The Brand Conference Gh to be held in JulyThe event is expected to bring together relevant stakeholders to discuss on brandingThe maiden edition of The Brand Conference Ghana has been scheduled for July 19, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. The conference is to equip corporate entities, SMEs as well as individuals across the country for greater achievements through branding and brand management skills. Organisers of the event, Breins Studio, stated that The Brand Conference is the first of its kind in Ghana and it is intended to be held annually. Touching on the theme for the conference, “Becoming Great Brands for Great Achievements” she indicated that the forum is to create brand awareness and its benefits through training, exhibition, and networking. Any brand can increase sales and value by 388 percent.”Speaking at the conclave are Director of Securities and Exchange Commission, Rev.
June 18, 2019 19:36 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comStop harassing Ofosu-Ampofo — Victor Smith tells NPPVictor Smith is Ghana's Former Ambassador to the UKGhana’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mr Victor Smith, has asked the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to desist from using the police to intimidate members of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), especially its National Chairman Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo. “In the said interview, I questioned the harassment the NPP, working through the police, was meting out to our Chairman and, by extension, to our party, the NDC. Other bigwigs in NPP have said even worse things in the past and have gone scot free. “During the interview conducted in the Twi dialect mainly, I said, “I briefly heard Ofosu-Ampofo’s voice on tape on Ghanaweb but didn’t listen to the content. “The NPP and its apparatchiks will do anything and everything to score very cheap political points.
June 18, 2019 18:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: mynewsgh.comNigerian Professor arrested; charged with incitement and breach of peaceProfessor Austin NwagbaraNigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara has been arrested according to MyNewsGh.com sources at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. He is quoted as having said, “The Nigerian community here is bad image for Nigerian we can take it back through the press, we can reverse. Let them come here and run documentaries of the experiences on Nigerians and blast it all over the world. Let the leaders get our media guys come here and cover what has been happening. Go to the student community go to the business community go to everywhere, come to the embassy.
June 18, 2019 18:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comUG disowns 'mischievous' Nigerian professor in viral videoProfessor Austin Nwagbara, the University says, is not a member of faculty as claimedThe management of the University of Ghana, Legon (UG) has disassociated itself from Professor Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian Professor of English who was captured on video denigrating the university and other Ghanaian tertiary institutions at a meeting. “Professor Nwagbara is currently not a member of faculty at the University of Ghana,” the university disowned him in a statement. Professor Nwagbara claimed in the video which has gone viral on social media that he was a lecturer at the English faculty of the university. “No Ghanaian degree is 20 per cent up to the quality of a Nigerian degree. “The University of Ghana disassociates itself from the claims Professor Austin Nwagbara makes in the video which we find as mischievous and intended to mislead the public and harm the reputation of the university,” the statement said.
June 18, 2019 17:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: adomonline.comDisguised male suspected kidnapper busted in Agona NyakromThe man dressed up like a lady and visited a school to allegedly kidnap some school kidsA man, believed to be in his 40’s who disguised himself as a woman, has been arrested by the Agona Swedru Divisional Police command for attempting to kidnap a kindergarten pupil at Agona Nyarkom in the Central region. Reports gathered from the headmaster of the Agona Nyarkrom Methodist ‘A’ School, Mr Adokoh-Ghartey were that the woman came to the school premises and claimed the little girl was her granddaughter and needed medical attention. “She mentioned a name that didn’t exist in the school’s records so we told her to leave because we had no such name as she mentioned but she later came back with a girl of about 10 years who pointed to one of the pupils as her granddaughter,” he said. “We were compelled to call an elderly sibling of the said child to identify the woman but the child could not make her out so we asked her to come along with us to the police which she resisted and we had to force her to the station,” he narrated. A witnesses, who also confirmed the incident, said the woman upon interrogation was found to be a man who had disguised himself as a woman.
June 18, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comForeign Affairs C’ttee invites Nigerian High Commissioner over xenophobia claimsFrank Annor Dompreh, Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs CommitteeThe Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited the Nigerian High Commission for further clarity on the recent statement on what they term as xenophobic attacks in the country. The High Commission in a statement said “xenophobic tendencies” had the potential to mar Ghana-Nigeria relations. In the statement, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, referenced reports involving Nigerians and criminal activity; including the recent kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi. The involvement of Nigerians in high profile crimes in recent times is viewed as causing some resentment for Nigerians in Ghana. The High Commission maintained that this line of reportage “has caused untold pains, agony as well as apprehension” to Nigerians in Ghana.
June 18, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: adomonline.comRunel Filling Station closed down after explosion kills oneBody of the attendant covered with a clothRunel Filling Station has been closed down as part of efforts to uncover what might have caused an explosion which killed one of its attendants, Anthony Ahiabu early hours of Tuesday at Dawhenya, a suburb of Tema. Mr Ahiabu, 47, according to witnesses was in a building used to house staff of the station when the explosion occurred shortly after a tanker discharged gas. Apart from the deceased, it is unclear whether any other attendant or customer was affected by the explosion that shattered louvre blades. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr Selassie Akabah says all services at their Dawhenya station have been suspended as part of investigations and to make time to mourn the dead. See photos of the incident below
June 18, 2019 16:29 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comDo politics if you want Ghana to move forward – A Plusplay videoKwame A PlusPeople easily refrain from politics in Ghana for various reasons. But musician and political activist, A Plus, says every Ghanaian must engage in politics. A Plus said, “I think every one must be part of politics. A Plus and KMJA Plus is championing a cause dubbed the ‘Peoples’ Project’, an initiative set up to combat corruption and to keep leaders of the country on their toes. I have not asked anyone to vote for me through The Peoples’ Project’,” he said.
June 18, 2019 15:56 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Goal.comAndre Ayew needs more support to win AFCON - Agyemang-BaduAndre Ayew, Black Stars captainGhana international and 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup winner Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has backed new Black Stars captain Andre Ayew to lead the team to glory at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ten years after captaining the U-20s to World Cup success in Egypt, Ayew is set to lead another batch of players, this time around the senior team, to the North African nation. Udinese midfielder Badu, who played at 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Afcons, is widely remembered for converting the winning penalty as Ghana beat Brazil in a shootout to clinch the U-20 World Cup. "From all indications, it [Afcon] will be tough but he [Ayew] will need the massive support of his colleagues to succeed." Ayew was named new captain of the Black Stars last month, replacing veteran striker Asamoah Gyan.
June 18, 2019 15:33 UTC
Parliament’s plea which was made through its Foreign Affairs Committee followed a similar one to the Ghanaian media by Nigeria’s High Commission in Ghana. The High Commission described as unfair for all Nigerians in Ghana to be branded criminals because some have been involved in the spate of crimes in the country. “In light of the above, the High Commission wishes to appeal to the local traditional media and social media to be highly circumspect in such reportage. In effect, the ongoing media trial of the criminals which was now being turned media trial of Nigeria as a country, calls for moderation on the part of media practitioners in Ghana. “So, let’s respect the police, let’s not be quick in prejudging the case that is being reported in the media,” he stated.
June 18, 2019 15:11 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy interview has been misreported – Victor SmithVictor Smith is Ghana's Former Ambassador to the UKGhana’s Former Ambassador to the UK, Victor Smith says an interview he granted a radio station on Monday, June 17 is being misreported by persons he describes as detractors of the NDC. According to him, a “spin has been put on this whole interview to make it look like what some mischievous and desperate charlatans would wish for”. Victor Smith was reported on Monday saying the leaked tape of NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was really the latter’s voice. Read the full statement belowStop Harassing Ofosu-Ampofo — Victor Smith Tells NPPI would like to clear the air about a spin that detractors of the NDC have put on part of an interview that I granted an FM radio station on Monday, June 17. Ambassador Victor Smith
June 18, 2019 15:00 UTC
“Our peace is allowing people to loot Ghana,” the Columbia University-trained election observer fumed. Fearful of war but trapped by peace, she expressed frustration at the “dysfunctional” state in which Ghana is. “We need to confront the political party system.” She called on Ghanaians to be courageous. “This is how you loot Ghana. You maintain some peace and stability…our peace serves so that people have the space to loot.”
June 18, 2019 14:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comSecurity intensified at Ghana Bauxite company after violent staff protestplay videoThe burnt administration office of the Awaso Bauxite CompanyThere is heavy security at the Ghana Bauxite Limited at Awaso in the Bibiani–Anyaaso- Bekwai Municipality of the newly created Western North Region, after aggrieved staff of the company, set vehicles and other property of the company on fire on Monday. “Yesterday we heard about the Awaso Bauxite company and the agitation coming from workers over there. As we speak the security men are on the ground trying to protect people and property.”“They are also trying to ensure that the place is calm. For now, the leadership of the company are all locked up in a meeting.”Meanwhile, the Municipal Security Council is meeting over the issue. For now, the leadership of the company are all locked up in a meeting.”Meanwhile, the Municipal Security Council is meeting over the issue.
June 18, 2019 14:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comGh¢88m, £76m boost for STEM Education in Ghanaplay videoDr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Education MinisterA Cabinet approval has been made for two major initiatives to boost Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in Ghana. He said the first initiative is the construction, provision of equipment and training of trainers for regional science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics Centres for SHS System. The project, he said, would improve the pedagogy of teaching of basic maths and science, address the fear of teaching and learning maths and science as well as provide technology kits for maths and science education. Project PhasesThe first phase would comprise the construction of 10 Centres at Gh¢ 88 million and another six additional centres. The second, he noted, is a Basic Science Maths Technology Engineering and Mathematics programme at £ 76 million for delivery and installation of BSTEM equipment and training to improve quality of science and Maths education within the basic education system in Ghana, in addition to introducing basic engineering and technology into basic edification.
June 18, 2019 14:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNigerian traders desert Suame Magazine after closure of shopsTraders at Suame Magazine have vowed to restrain foreigners from retail business in the areaA number of Nigerian traders have deserted Suame Magazine in Kumasi after over fifty of their shops were closed down over their involvement in local retail trade. A taskforce from the Trade Ministry in 2018 met leadership of the Ghana Union of Traders Association and the Nigerian Union Traders Association to address the disagreements between the two parties with little success. A trader said, “We cannot do the retail business with Nigerians. Recently, so many foreigners have come to Suame Magazine and that has put us out of business. The traders had said they will drive out those flouting the laws regulating retail trade in the country.
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