General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: yen.com.ghLate Politician Alfred Grant 's tomb turned into a drinking spotThe grave is now a beer barInformation reaching YEN indicates that the tomb of the founder of Ghana’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), George Alfred Grant, who was popularly referred to as Paa Grant, has now been turned into a drinking spot. This has left a sour taste in the mouths of many Ghanaians, as it is nothing less than gross disrespect for a statesman who paid his dues to mother Ghana. The director of Creative Arts, at the National Commission on Culture (NCC), Socrate Safo released the images on social media, after paying a visit to the site of the tomb at Axim, in the Western Region. One is therefore left to wonder if such is the way the country could best honour the late politician’s memory. He founded the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the country’s first political party, in 1947 with the aim of fighting for political independence.
June 22, 2017 07:30 UTC
Regional News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comGPRTU sues Tamale Metro Assembly over decongestionThe intention was to decongest and tidy up the crammed and insanitary lorry stationThe Ghana Private Road Transport Union branch in Tamale has dragged the Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) to court over relocation of the main lorry park known as “Bus Stop” in a decongestion exercise that seeks to clean up the messy city. City authorities had issued a ten day ultimatum indicating all vehicles plying on the Eastern corridor part of the region be moved to a new lorry park at Kukuo around the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Giving details of the writ, the spokesman said the local executives complained the new location wasn’t good for operation. The Private Transport Union also wants the assembly to install infrastructures at the new station including building offices and passenger waiting structures for its operation. Demanaa received stroke of slaps on his face after scuffle ensued between the task force team and the hawkers.
June 22, 2017 06:56 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: mynewsgh.comDr Kwasi Botchwey report is already a public document - Nana BProfessor Kwesi Botchwey , Chairman of the NDC Election Review CommitteeDeputy Coordinator in charge of operations at the National Service Scheme (NSS) and aspiring National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye claims to be in possession of a copy of Dr Kwasi Botchwey report which remains confidential document to only functional members of National Democratic Congress (NDC). “I have primary source of every information in the 445-page report which I can speak to all the recommendations in it. And I believe the contents are already out there ” the aspiring national Youth Organizer claims. According to Mr. Henry Nana Boakye popularly called Nana B, over 99 percent of the recommendations are already in the news though the document remains classified to national executive member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). “The NDC should not deceive themselves the content of the report is unknown by NPP.
June 22, 2017 06:56 UTC
Diasporian News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: citifmonline.comWest Africa integration must be people-led – Umaru FofanaUmaru FofanaThe BBC’s renowned West Africa reporter, Umaru Fofana, believes West African countries must do more to ensure that the integration of the sub-region is not just between governments, but also citizens of their respective nations. Speaking on Citi FM‘s Eyewitness News, Umaru Fofana, a Sierra Leone national, stressed that, integration efforts had to be “deliberately people-led”. The media and Civil Society Organisations in the West African countries don’t engage as much as they should, he also noted, as he intimated that, the lack of intra-regional trade, raises questions about whether the dreams of founders of the Economic Community of West African States are being realized. He recounted how West Africa’s interest in The Gambia only perked up during the nation’s political crisis, when Yahya Jammeh refused to step down from office after losing the nation’s 2016 election. But before that, Umaru Fofana reminded that, no one stood up for The Gambia’s citizens during Jammeh’s harsh 22-year dictatorship Speaking of the leaders of West African countries, he said “they are all friends, and I think that is one thing affecting the growth of West Africa in this case because the relationships seem to be more between leaders than between people.”Even in the Mano River Union, which comprises of Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Umaru Fofana described that sub-regional body as “more of a friendship between the presidents and the people of those countries don’t bond well despite their cultural similarities.”“So if Ghanaians and Sierra Leonians bonded as West Africans as opposed to their leaders bonding, that would bring about a lot of improvements in relations,” he noted.
June 22, 2017 06:00 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: citifmonline.comMinister urges NHIA to avoid partisanshipDr. Archibald Letsa, Volta Regional MinisterThe Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has asked workers of the National Health Insurance Authority to be committed to the policies of the government devoid of party politics to enhance health service delivery in the country. He said the current government would not hesitate to sanction any worker who compromises his or her professional ethics along political lines. “I want you to know that Ghanaians gave an overwhelming endorsement to the NPP to govern this country for the next four years. So it doesn’t matter your political colour, if you want to be with the NHIA you must be totally committed to the change agenda of our government. The mid-year review organized by the NHIA, is to among other things afford the organization the opportunity to take stock of its performance over the period, and strategize towards the attainment of its annual goals.
June 22, 2017 06:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comAgambire descends on The Finder newspaper for publishing he is 'wanted' for tax defaultThe paper reported last week that Mr Agambire has been declared wanted by the GRALawyers for the Group Chairman of Rlg Communication, Roland Agambire, are demanding a retraction and an apology from the Finder newspaper for publishing that Mr Agambire is wanted by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for defaulting tax obligations. The paper reported last week that Mr Agambire has been declared wanted by the national tax regulatory agency for defaulting tax obligations to the tune of GH¢63,091,370.71. Indications were that attempts to reach Mr Agambire to live up to his tax obligations proved futile. According to them, the newspaper put up a false publication that was deliberately fabricated and sensationalized to defame Mr Agambire. Furthermore, they want the GRA to state categorically that he owes no tax obligation to the Authority and has not declared Mr Agambire wanted.
June 22, 2017 05:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe need to improve our mental environment - Prof. F. Boatengplay videoProfessor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and InnovationMinister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has called for Ghanaians to change their paradigm of thinking before fighting for the protection of the country’s natural resources. I want to dwell briefly on the mental environment that is our attitude; our psychological makeup. If we fail in those areas, if we pollute those areas then definitely we’re going to pollute the internal and external environment; because that’s where the battle is from” he stated. “There are three things that keep a nation from developing; corruption, filth and the lack of capacity to make machine”, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation added, these are all determined by the internal environment. Many stakeholders have started campaigns in a bid to protect the environment.
June 22, 2017 03:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comTwo minors Obinim flogged over abortion attempt present baby for blessingThe teenagers with Bishop ObinimThe two church members who were flogged by Bishop Daniel Obinim for engaging in a sexual relationship which resulted in a pregnancy have presented the baby to founder of the International Ministries for blessings. Bishop Daniel Obinim, was in 2016 captured on tape flogging the two members who he said stayed with him during a service, for having sexual intercourse. The video showed Obinim, whipping the two teenagers with a belt during a service at the church for allegedly engaging in sexual relations and attempting to abort a subsequent pregnancy. The Bishop was arrested over the issue last year after the former Minister of Gender and Social Protection filed a suit against him. Today [Wednesday], the two minors have presented their baby girl to the Bishop to bless.
June 22, 2017 00:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017Source: adomonline.comI’m ready to eat Mahama’s faeces - Appiah StadiumAppiah StadiumKumasi-based serial caller, Frank Appiah says he is ready to consume former President John Mahama’s excreta if he is given the chance. Appiah Stadium as he is popularly called says his support for Mr. Mahama will never wither adding that he is working assiduously towards his [Mahama] second return to power in 2020. The outspoken member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) made the comment while reacting to claims that the former President caused the defeat of NDC in last year’s elections. The newspaper said, according to Prof Botchwey, “To be honest, some party supporters we spoke to said that the former president didn’t handle things well. Some talked about the cancellation of trainee nurses’ allowance”.
June 21, 2017 20:03 UTC
Regional News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017Source: adomonline.comMan suffering from insomnia commits suicideThe deceased identified as Yaw BoA middle-aged man allegedly committed suicide after suffering insomnia (sleeplessness) for years. The deceased, identified as Yaw Bo was undergoing treatment for insomnia when he took his own life at Gomoa Manso near Agona Swedru in the Central Region. It is uncertain what might have caused the father of five to take his own life but his uncle suspects he might have committed suicide out of frustration. He explained that the late Yaw Bo had complained of having sleepless nights – a situation which had been with him for years. “For the past years, his wife said he has been having sleepless nights and was undergoing treatment but we don’t know why he took his life,” he said.
June 21, 2017 19:07 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: peacefmonline.comWe've to admit our mistakes and apologize to grass roots members - Sani MohammedAlhaji Sani Mohammed, former Vice Chairman of NDCThe over 1 million defeat the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) suffered in the 2016 elections has been described as the mother of all defeats in Ghana’s political history by former Vice Chairman of the party, Alhaji Sani Mohammed. “NPP didn’t just defeat us, they humiliated us and made us naked before the public and I don’t think any party can defeat another party with this kind of margin in Ghana again. We didn’t have collation centres and I am happy the report says we should go back to our root. We have to go back to the grass roots to apologise to them for neglecting them and assure them that we are with them; let’s admit our mistakes before them,” he advised. He however cautioned that Regional Executives, especially those in the Ashanti Region should not be allowed to go to the grass roots to apologise as the people have sworn to beat them up; thus, neutral people should be sent to calm tempers at the grass root level.
June 21, 2017 19:07 UTC
General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: yen.com.ghChristian Council denies involvement with Holy pilgrimage brouhahaRev. Dr Opuni Frimpong, General Secretary of Christian CouncilGovernment's claim that the proposed pilgrimage to Israel and the Vatican City was supported by the Christian Council of Ghana, has been debunked by the council's executives. Dr Opuni Frimpong, the general secretary of the council, had dismissed the claims by government, saying there had been a closed door meeting between the council and the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs. Opuni Frimpong, the issue of the proposed pilgrimage had been raised but the council had declined to support the idea. Last week, the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs announced government's plans to offer opportunities for the Ghanaian Christian community to embark on a Holy pilgrimage to Israel and other holy sites in the world.
June 21, 2017 18:45 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017Source: atinkaonline.comI know I’m handsome – Aseidu NketiaJohnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary, National Democratic Congress (NDC)The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Aseidu Nketia says he was not offended when Ex President Rawlings joked about his looks, adding that he sees himself as a handsome man when he looks in the mirror. Johnson Asiedu Nketia in an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive mentioned that looks depend on the angle one is peeping from. “We all have different eyes and different ways of admiring God’s creation. Moreover nobody has control over looks. I know I am handsome, when I look into the mirror, all I see is a handsome general secretary of the NDC”, he said.
June 21, 2017 18:33 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comGovernment not funding Black Stars’ US-Mexico friendliesThe Stars will depart Accra on Saturday for the States where they will play Mexico on June 28thThe Ministry of Sports has stated it is not funding the Black Stars friendly games against Mexico and the USA. The Sports Ministry has been criticized for not declaring budgets for both games, but the spokesperson for the ministry Elvis Adjei Baah said both games have been fully catered for by the USA and Mexico. “The FA has furnished us [Ministry] with everything in connection with the two matches,” he told Starr Sports. “Everything has been catered for and so we are fully aware as far as the two matches are concerned,” Baah added. The Stars will depart Accra on Saturday for the States where they will play Mexico on June 28th and the USA on July 1st.
June 21, 2017 18:22 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017Source: citifmonline.comNaa Torshie approved as Common Fund AdministratorFormer Tema West MP, Irene Naa Torshie AddoParliament has approved former Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Irene Naa Torshie as Administrator for the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF). Naa Torshie will replace Kojo Fynn, the former administrator who was relieved of his post by President Akufo-Addo earlier this year. Approving her nomination, Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye said : “This honourable house has approved the nomination of Mrs Irene Naa Torshie Addo for appointment as Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund in accordance with Article 252 (4) of the Constitution. May I take the opportunity to congratulate her on your behalf.”The District Assemblies’ Common Fund is a pool of resources created under Article 252 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana. Naa Torshie’s plans for AssembliesNaa Torshie, during her vetting, proposed new measures including borrowing from banks to end the perennial challenge of the delay in the payment of Assemblies’ share of the Common Fund.
June 21, 2017 18:11 UTC