The revered clergyman took swipe at the media for extreme partisanship and plain mediocrity. We eat and drink politics… Turn on radio; here [Ghana], there is no political vacation. But it appears the clergyman’s words did not sit well with one of Ghana’s top media CEOs- owner of one of Ghana’s biggest radio stations Citi FM - Mr Samuel Atta-Mensah, popularly known as Sammens. Please tell that pastor to tell the whole Ghana on the same pulpit about the state of the church in Ghana today. With the post deleted, it remains to be seen if the influential CEO still has a promise to keep “next week Sunday”.
March 06, 2018 05:15 UTC
Feature Article of Tuesday, 6 March 2018Columnist: Michael Sumaila NlasiaGhana Beyond Aid: A sheer popular sloganeeringPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo“We want to build a Ghana beyond aid; a Ghana which looks to the use of its own resources. Today, Ghana is celebrating her 61st Independence Anniversary under the theme “Ghana beyond aid”. Apart from the minimum of Ghana government’s share in Vodafone equity, which obviously came from the privatization of interest in Ghana Telecom, there is barely any Ghanaian equity interest in any of these telecom companies. At the moment the policy shift of ‘Ghana beyond aid’ has seen more rhetoric than practical steps to achieve the objective. Let’s promote Ghana interest.
March 06, 2018 01:07 UTC
Reverend Annancy enthroned Bishop of KoforiduaRt. Reverend Felix Odei AnnancyThe newly enthroned Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, Rt. Reverend Felix Odei Annancy has appealed to Christians holding public offices to be guided by Christian values to help reduce corruption in the country. Annancy was preaching his first sermon after his enthronement at the Saint Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Koforidua. Bishop Annancy is the third Bishop to be enthroned since the establishment of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church.
March 05, 2018 20:26 UTC
This does not look to be a very sweet deal for Ghana, whose long-suffering citizens are already saddled with enormous debt and widespread poverty. The bond issue was completed the very next day and Templeton purchased 95 percent of the high-yielding bonds. This led to suspicion on the part of opposition figures that Templeton had an inside track on the deal. EGG is partly owned by Bermuda-based Databank Financial Holdings Ltd, which the finance minister co-founded and where he reportedly remains as a shareholder. Wrongdoing or not, the bond deal sets up a huge transfer of wealth from Ghana to a mega U.S. investment firm.
March 05, 2018 19:18 UTC
Diasporian News of Monday, 5 March 2018Source: Oral OforiLate sculptor and Pan-African Dr Oku Ampofo visits embassy of Ghana in Washington DC againDr. Oku Ampofo was a world acclaimed sculptor and renowned allopathic medical practitionerDecades after his death, a few people gathered to honor the memory of one of Ghana's renowned physicians, Pan-Africanists, traditionalists, herbalists, and sculptors - Dr Oku Ampofo. The theme of the gathering was mainly to screen a documentary, exhibit some of his works and celebrate the legacy of Dr Oku Ampofo. The short film tantalized viewers with intimate details of the life of the visionary, patriot, traditionalist and innovator who was born Kwaku Oku Ampofo. History does not repeat itself for no reason, Dr Oku Ampofo is reaching out again, can you hear him a bit clearer now? The dead continues to speak, let the living listen, I have done my bit... Rest in Power Dr Oku Ampofo!
March 05, 2018 19:07 UTC
Thanks for your support and co-operation.”On 8 February, an Accra High Court presided by Justice Ackah-Boafo ruled against the decision by Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Amewu, to revoke the mining lease of Exton Cubic. By the judgement, the mining licence of Exton Cubic to prospect for bauxite in the Ashanti Region, was restored. Counsel for Exton Cubic, Edudzi Tameklo subsequently cautioned government officials to desist from unilateral decisions without recourse to law. It will be recalled that Exton Cubic, after numerous threats, filed an application at the High court seeking a reversal of government’s decision to cancel its licence. Exton Cubic argued in its application that Mr Amewu’s decision was unreasonable, unjust, and an abuse of his powers.
March 05, 2018 12:45 UTC
He stated on Citi FM’s news analysis program, The Big Issue that officials of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) which is overseeing the programme, will be summoned to brief them on the strategies being employed by the Secretariat as part of the programme. We will invite them [NSS] and see what’s going on in there.”The National Service Secretariat is set to spend about $300,000 on a two-year workshop programme at MIT, involving a series of sessions geared towards exploring solutions to reduce youth unemployment. 17 persons, chosen from youth agencies, as well as persons from academia and corporate Ghana, will fly to the US periodically, between now to 2019. Last week, NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak raised issues with the amount spent on the programme. Mr. Ussif maintained that MIT has “the potential of helping us with the research and analysis to be able to come out with a feasible module.”
March 05, 2018 12:00 UTC
General News of Monday, 5 March 2018Source: classfmonline.comLaw students condemn SpeakerSpeaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike OquayeKen Donkor, President of the Concerned Law Students Association, has said the conduct of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye during a debate on the entrance examination for law students’ bill, was bad for Ghana’s democracy. The approval means the General Legal Council (GLC) will continue to conduct entrance exams at the Ghana School of Law as part of admission requirements. According to them, majority of MPs voice-voted against the bill but Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye nonetheless ruled in favour of the bill’s approval. A total of 206 law students are to repeat the entire course whilst another 177 students have been referred in one or two papers. Law students in Ghana have been calling for the scrapping of the entrance exams but the GLC wants the exams conducted.
March 05, 2018 09:00 UTC
It appears to be the reverse actually as Acting Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Boahen has indicated his contentment with his ‘place’ in the party. His response to the question of why he is not in government was “I’m the Deputy General Secretary, its good. If you are the Deputy General Secretary of a ruling party like the NPP, it’s a very enviable position. I am comfortable here, in the party office, I’m dong fantastic works for the party, people don’t know”. A very hesitant Obiri Boahen refrained from directly answering the question of whether or not he was paid by the ruling NPP.
March 05, 2018 08:26 UTC
General News of Monday, 5 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comEven if I don’t feel safe, why should the IGP be fired? “Immediately this IGP assumed office, there were cries from other sectors that he might not be able to deliver. But speaking on Ghanaweb.com’s ’21 Minutes with KKB’, Nana Obiri Boahen averred that the IGP’s dismissal will not be the solution to the brazen attacks by armed robbers on companies and individuals in broad daylight. Not at all,” said Nana Obiri Boahen. Even if I don’t feel safe, I think it is the concerted effort of all of us.
March 05, 2018 04:52 UTC
Feature Article of Monday, 5 March 2018Columnist: Edward Abambire BawaEdward Bawa writes: Don't send us back to the dumsor eraEdward Bawa, Member of Parliament for the Bongo ConstituencyOn March 2, 2018, I read a piece of news item with the caption: ELECTRICITY TARIFFS TO DROP BELOW GOVT'S PROPOSED 14%. Without an appreciable shift in other variables, any reduction in tariffs can threaten the sustainability of the Utility Service ProvidersIII. It is a lazy approach for government to use the Power Sector as a direct revenue generating source. However, it is wrong for government to subject the Utility sector to profiteering. This is the way to go instead of the attempt to eating into the revenues of the Utility Service Providers.
March 05, 2018 01:41 UTC
Feature Article of Monday, 5 March 2018Columnist: Kwaku BaduIt may well be disastrous for Mahama and Mahama to reclaim the presidencyFormer President John Dramani Mahama“You squalled, grumbled and labelled us corrupt and incompetent. “We informed you that we have voraciously consumed all the meat on the bone, but you ignored us and told discerning Ghanaians that we were kidding”. So based on the extant signification of a true political party, we can venture to stress that every recognised political party should have an explicit focus and direction. Suffice it to state that in the absence of a clearly defined direction and focus, such a political party cannot be taken seriously in any sense. The good news, however, is that, the dumsor has since been contained by the NPP government under the able leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo to the delight of discerning Ghanaians.
March 05, 2018 00:56 UTC
Feature Article of Monday, 5 March 2018Columnist: Richard Kwadwo NyarkoDiaries of Oguaa Fisherman: Dear armed robbers, come for dinner and let’s talkThere have been a number of robbery incident in the past weeksDear armed robbers,Many fishermen at Oguaa have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity. However, something tells me that I must write to you to make my appeal for whatever it may be worth. It is quite clear that you are today the most talked about group in Ghana (I hope you’re enjoying it wherever you find yourself). Seriously, you are making the life of the IGP, the Minister of Interior, and the National Security Minister, the BNI boss, the National security coordinator and others who hold security portfolios in the country very miserable. Should you have a change of heart, come to Oguaa for a dinner and let’s talk about what can make you gentlemen.
March 05, 2018 00:45 UTC
According to the MCE, the student who will be honoured with the Region’s top prize did not deserve the award as he secured relatively weaker scores in the exams than his colleague. In the petition, the MCE insisted that the award should instead be given to one Miss Yakubu Hasantu, a student from his Municipality whom he said had attained seven Ones in the BECE. The MCE is, therefore, calling on the president to ensure that the right person is awarded to ensure fairness and justice. After the interview, she was informed that she has been selected for the award. The president every year awards students who excel in the BECE from the 10 regions of the country on the 6th of March.
March 04, 2018 18:45 UTC
I have taken time to read some of the report shared by Manasseh, concerning some of the contract dealings of Zoomlion Ghana Limited with the government. Just because Zoomlion Ghana Limited has now become a global waste giant doesn’t mean it used dubious ways to get to that pedestal. Like Manasseh is saying, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should turn their heat on Dr Agyapong and Zoomlion. We have had a number of government officials and the President himself applauding the contribution of Zoomlion Ghana Limited. He singled out Jospong Group of Companies and applauded its Executive Chairman, Dr. Agyapong for his role in national development.
March 04, 2018 18:33 UTC