General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comGMA demands suspension of drone health service deliveriesDebate about the drones has been done mostly on political groundsThe implementation of the newly approved drone health delivery system has suffered a major setback with the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) calling for its suspension. Barely hours after the policy was approved by Parliament, the implementation agency insists the drone policy is at variance with the primary health care delivery system in the country. While the Association insists it is not against the use of technology in its service delivery it insists the drone delivery services are not a priority. He also explained the Zipline was sole-sourced because it is the only company into such drone deliveries of medical supplies and challenged the minority to name any other company into drone deliveries. He did not understand how government will raise money to fund drone services when there are not enough trained personnel on the ground.
December 11, 2018 19:30 UTC
Lawyer of the victim, Justice Abdulai, speaking to the press Tuesday December 11, 2018, said refusal on the part of the police to pursue the case and that with urgency amounts to corruption. According to the lawyer for the victim, they have been pursuing the appropriate authorities, including the Ghana Police service, seeking justice since December 2017 but success seems elusive. “From December 2017, we have been pursuing justice for Anood Jibril Alsalmi and to date, justice seems to be quite elusive. He however is obstinate about pursuing the case till justice is served. It was on the back of this that he picked her up in the guise of taking her to school and defiled her at a yet-to-be-known location.
December 11, 2018 18:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice administration accused of 'covering up' defilement case of 14-year-old Yemeniplay videoJustice Abdulai, lawyer for the defilement vimtim's family addressing the mediaFamily of a 14-year-old Yemeni who was allegedly sexually abused by her 'grandfather' has pointed accusing fingers at the Ghana Police Service for dragging their feet in ensuring the perpetrator is brought to book. Justice Abdulai also alleged that accused sexual assaulter has managed to compromise the Police Service such that he is informed about every single move of the police with regards to his case. "From December 2017, we have been pursuing justice for Anood Jibril Alsalmi and to date, justice seems to be quite elusive. The chilling story of this whole drama is that she managed to in severe pain and the most agony return home" Justice Abdulai told the press. The family lawyer detailed, "don't ever mistakenly think that this is somewhere in a war-torn country.
December 11, 2018 18:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: otecfmghana.comAyawaso West Wuogon seat: NPP chastises late Agyarko's wivesPosters have emerged with images of both widows of the late MP, Kyerematen AgyarkoDeputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Obiri Boahen has described the battle the wives of late Ayawaso West Wuogon MP, Emmanuel Agyarko, as unfair, disrespectful, untraditional and called on the party leadership to call them to order. Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko died on November 21, 2018, from a prolonged illness, and he’s yet to be buried. While a date is yet to be fixed for a bye-election, posters of both widows, Lydia Agyarko and Naana Agyarko, have emerged, indicating their interest in contesting for the late MP's seat. “We must respect the dead, we must respect the party and the Leaders of the party, we must respect the party’s democratic credentials, we must respect tradition, and we must respect Agyarko and his family” he stated. Nana Obiri Boahen said Ghanaians should not tolerate that and urged the media not to give the rivals opportunity to display their “selfish interests”.
December 11, 2018 18:39 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comMake education your priority - First Lady pleads with coastal girlsplay videoFirst lady Rebecca AkufoTraditionally, women are noted to be the care takers of the home, typically involved in domestic work and barely getting any formal education. The story is very different in today’s society, women actually compete with males in the educational world to prove themselves. In line with advocating for girl-child education, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has urged all girls in the coastal areas to make education their priority by enrolling in school to acquire knowledge and have a positive influence in their societies. She assured the people in the coastal areas open arms for the betterment of the nation. Dr. Mensah stated that, “Education is key to everyone’s success in life and incurring debt because of education is not a major problem.
December 11, 2018 18:33 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: Abdul Karim NaatogmahYendi business activities boom ahead of Yaa-Naa's funeralSalifu Sae-ed, Northern Regional MinisterThe demand for accommodation has outstripped supply in the Yendi Municipality where all is set for the performance of funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV in the Old Gbewaa Palace. About 10 standard Guests Houses including Kamil Legacy and Extra Quality in Yendi have been fully booked one week ahead. This is caused by the influx of people in the Yendi Township leading to the funeral which begins on Thursday December 14 to 28, 2018. Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has reinforced security visibility in the Yendi Municipality. He advised the youth of Yendi to be law abiding before, during and after the performance of funerals of the late two Yaa-Naas.
December 11, 2018 18:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comStop organizing lavish naming ceremonies for teenage mothers – Education Directorplay videoAccra Metropolitan Director of Education, Margaret Frimpong-KoreThe Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, Margaret Frimpong-Kore has urged parents in Ga communities to stop holding lavish naming ceremonies for their teenage daughters who give birth. According to her, this trend encourages others to get themselves pregnant, resulting in the high rate of school dropouts in such communities. “One of the challenges we have is the custom of the outdooring (the kpojiemo). Speaking at the launch of the Rebecca Foundation’s ‘Because I want to be’ project, Mrs Frimpong-Kore encouraged teenage mothers to return to school for education, so they can be assured of a better future. The ‘Because I want to be’ project is a collaboration between the first lady’s foundation and the UNFPA with the aim of getting school dropouts in coastal communities back to school.
December 11, 2018 17:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: citinewsroom.comMy comment on non-payment of ex-gratia ‘sensationalized’ – KufuorFormer President John Agyekum KufourThe office of the former president John Agyekum Kufour has described as “sensationalised” the recent reports about his unpaid ex-gratia since he left office in 2009. In press release dated December 10, former President John Agyekum Kufour indicated that he has not yet brought up the issue of payment to the current government. Below is the full statementRe: President Kufuor has not been paid his Ex-Gratia. Despite this fact, the two NDC administrations from 2009 to 2017 did not pay the ex-gratia due former President Kufuor. SignedDr. Kwabena Osei-AdubofourSenior Aide and Spokesman for President John Kufuor
December 11, 2018 17:15 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: 3news.comSuspend drones project immediately – Ghana Medical AssociationGMA is calling broader stakeholder engagement before the implementation of the policyThe Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is calling on the government to immediately suspend the planned implementation of a policy that will see to the delivery of blood and other medical supplies to remotes areas using drones. Parliament Thursday approves a $12.5 million deal to contract US-based Fly Zipline International to distribute critical medicals supplies across the country for four years. The GMA says it is not averse to the use of technology to improve health care delivery but noted “health should not be politicized, and the health of Ghanaians is critical”. The association also noted that the technology per se will not be a solution to the health care delivery challenges in the country with an improvement in human resource capacity. GMA therefore wants the government to immediately suspend the implementation of the policy.
December 11, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comWe’ll emulate Japan’s success story – Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-Addo and Japan's Prime Minister, Shinz? AbePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana has decided to turn its back on the old economy, which has been dependent on the production and export of raw materials, and also dependent on aid. Addressing the media, President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana-Japan relations date back to 1927, when Dr. Hideyo Noguchi arrived in the then Gold Coast to conduct research on yellow fever, which laid the foundation for the great friendship between the two countries. “I have with great pleasure conveyed to Prime Minister Abe the news of the recent renaming of the street in front of the Japanese Embassy in Accra as the “Dr. “I am pleased to state that Prime Abe pledged Japan’s support for this transformative agenda.
December 11, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: mynewsgh.comLate Agyarko’s third wife pops upThe late Kyeramaten Agyarko and his three wivesAt a time when two known widows of the late Member of Parliament(MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Emmanuel Agyarko are “fighting” to replace him in parliament, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed the existence of a third wife, Eva Isabella Agyarko with whom the late MP has a child. So far, three wives have been confirmed two widows Lydia Alhassan Agyarko and Josephine Baiden Agyarko who sources say are unofficially not interested in replacing their late husband but pressure is mounting on them all to take that into consideration. But a statement from Lydia Alhassan, she stated that she is not interested in the upcoming by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Read the full text of the statement below;I wish to clear the air and state that I have not expressed interest in the upcoming by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Let us join the family mourn a brother, a father, a husband, a gentle soul who loved humankind extremely.
December 11, 2018 15:56 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: citinewsroom.comTempane SHS shut down after ‘hunger strike’ over headmaster’s continuous suspensionThe headmaster was suspended for allowing Joshua Akamba to campaign in the schoolTempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region, has been shut down following a hunger strike by some students to demand the reinstatement of the school’s suspended headmaster. Some students who were unhappy with the decision embarked on a hunger strike today, Tuesday, to protest the prolonged suspension. The DCE of the Tempane District said in a bid to avoid destruction of properties, students have been instructed to leave the school’s premises within two hours. Reinstate suspended Tempane SHS headSome critics had called on the government to reinstate the suspended headmaster immediately. Do something about the condition in the school and stop intimidating headmasters and inviting political opponents for investigations,” he added.
December 11, 2018 15:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: 3news.com$12.5 million drone contract approved by ParliamentParliament of GhanaParliament has approved the $12.5 Fly Zipline contract for the acquisition of drones for the distribution of medical suppliers across the country. There has been controversy over the propriety of the contract currently, but on Tuesday, December 11, Parliament approved the contract by a 102 majority vote against 58 minority members who voted against the approval of the contract. The approval of the contract gives Government the go ahead to pay Fly Zipline Inc $12,527,000 to distribute medical suppliers across the country with their drone equipment over a period of four years. After the house has voted to approve the contract, Minority Spokesperson on Finance Cassiel Ato Forson said the deal is a complete rip off. However, Government has stated that the move to get blood and the distribution of other medical suppliers by drones forms part of efforts to enhance the healthcare system.
December 11, 2018 15:11 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: Abdul Karim NaatogmahNorthern REGSEC reinforces security in YendiThe delegation paid a courtesy call on the Regent of DagbonThe Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has reinforced security visibility in the Yendi Municipality. The REGSEC Chairman, Salifu Sae-ed on a fact finding mission led a delegation to Yendi today (Tuesday). The delegation paid courtesy calls on the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya- Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani II, the Boling- Lana Mahamadu Abdulai and the Kuga-Naa. He spoke in an exclusive interview after paying courtesy calls on the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya- Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani and the Boling- Lana Mahamadu Abdulai in Yendi. He advised the youth of Yendi to be law abiding before, during and after the performance of funerals of the late two Yaa-Naas.
December 11, 2018 15:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018Source: asemapanews.comKumasi City Mall resumes business after brief hold upThe food Court area where the incident occurredThe Management of Kumasi City Mall (KCM) has confirmed that a portion of the protective canopy covering the ceiling at the Food Court section of the shopping centre dropped off this morning. A statement issued in Kumasi this afternoon said the incident happened just after 7:00 am, almost two clear hours before the shops opened for business. There was no casualty or physical damages beside the pile of debris left on the floor of the Food Court area. The statement announced that the debris had since been cleared and that the centre has already opened for business. Mall authorities say they are leaving nothing to chance and have ordered immediate investigations into the cause of the incident and would let the public know as soon as the finding come out.
December 11, 2018 14:59 UTC