General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: kasapafmonline.comNew curriculum not popularizing JB Danquah more than Nkrumah – NaCCKwame Nkrumah and JB DanquahThe National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) has refuted claims that newly developed curriculum is deliberately structured to throw spotlight on the achievements of Statesman, JB Danquah more than Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. A statement by the NaCCA on Wednesday said its focused on enabling pupils appreciate the chronology of the events of our political history, adding “History is chronological and periodical in nature. B. Danquah played a prominent role.”The statement further noted “At the JHS and SHS levels, the history curriculum will highlight further details on the independence and post-independence political activities. This is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and other political leaders and regimes feature more prominently. Meanwhile the NaCCA statement said: “The experts who designed the curriculum were not selected on the basis of any political considerations, and it is unfortunate for anyone to suggest otherwise.
April 17, 2019 12:11 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghOver 600 Stanchart staff to go home in JuneThe workers are going because they've introduced a new technology that will do their respective jobsOver 600 workers of Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana are set to lose their jobs in June as the bank closes three branches. The branches to be closed down are located at Tudu, Westlands and Taifa in Accra. Starrfm.com.gh sources say the staff have now been informed of the decision after it was kept from them for a long while. Conversations are underway to duly compensate the affected staff. The Bank of Ghana has however said savings is rising as confidence in the sector took a massive hit after in the wake of the crisis.
April 17, 2019 11:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comSpeed up work on RTI – Coalition to ParliamentAkoto Ampaw, member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee and a Private Legal practitionerThe Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI) Bill has asked Parliament to speed up the work on the Bill to enable the President assent to it as early as possible. If the President does not give his assent to the bill, all the work will come to nought. “By law and following the third reading of the passage of the bill in Parliament, a communication will have to be sent to Parliament for his assent. Former Attorney General, Deputy Dominic Ayine in 2015, moved the Bill for second reading in Parliament. Following the dissolution of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic and the swearing-in of new Parliament in January 2017, the Bill had to be re-laid by the new government before work commences on it.
April 17, 2019 11:37 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comGovernment concocted story against Kwaku Boahen – Lawyerplay videoLawyer for Kweku Boahen, Edudzi TamakloeLawyers for Kwaku Boahen, a Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have insisted that their client is innocent of the charges pressed against him. Mr. Boahen is being prosecuted together with the NDC’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, on conspiracy to harm a public officer in relation to the contents of a leaked audio tape. Lawyer for Kweku Boahen, Edudzi Tamakloe told Citi News the state simply concocted the story. The two national officers of the NDC pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to cause harm and assault on a public officer. The evidence will be led by witnesses in court and we will be tendering documents.
April 17, 2019 11:37 UTC
The outspoken NPP Chairman tagged Mr. E. A Mahama as a 'corrupt' person when he was alive – an act he said has been inherited by his son, former President John Mahama. “President John Mahama is a corrupt thief just like his father, Mr. E.A Mahama, who was an Agric Minister in Nkrumah’s administration,” Chairman Wontumi is on record to have said. This did not go down well with the NDC Communicator who used some strong words on Chairman Wontumi in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, April 16, 2019. “He [Wontumi] is a very ignorant person who is not fit to be any party's serial caller, not to talk of being a Chairman . everything shows he's a social misfit,” he said.
April 17, 2019 11:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comOsafo Maafo justifies why galamsey Queen Aisha Huang was 'freed'play videoSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo and Aisha HuangSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has justified the decision by an Accra High Court to free embattled Chinese galamsey queen Aisha Huang who was deported back to China, her home country in December last year. “Putting [Aisha Huang] in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your money problem. Putting [Aisha Huan] in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your money problem. The other four accused persons were charged with disobedience of directives given by or under the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573). Also READ: Angry youth descend on policemen; Injure twoAccording to the prosecution, Aisha had a mining concession at Bepotenten and also operated a mining support services company.
April 17, 2019 10:50 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comManhunt for female Police Constable in leaked sex tapeSources reveal that the 'unknown' junior officer recorded the act meant for boyfriendThe Police administration and colleagues are on a hunt for the unknown female constable whose nude video has gone viral on social media, MyNewsGh.com has gathered. Sources reveal that the junior officer recorded the act meant for boyfriend who is out of the country but it mistakenly got leaked by a close friend and subsequently found its way onto social media especially WhatsAapp platforms before landing on mainstream media. She then rushes to lock the door and starts taking off her panties, posing in different angles while caressing her breast and other private parts. Portions of the video appear quite disgusting in view of the actions being taken by the sole actor and producer who it is gathered has since gone into hiding. It is not immediately known by MyNewsGh.com who the video was intended for and how it was leaked to the public but this is not the first time a female police woman has been engaged in such an act.
April 17, 2019 10:30 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.comFisheries Ministry saves GHC36m from premix fuelElizabeth Afoley Quaye – Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentThe Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development says it tackled illegal premix oil activities in 2018 to make a total saving of GH¢36 million. Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, said in 2018, there was no diversion of premix fuel. According to her, diversion of premix fuel diversion had previously been a key challenge in the management of the sector, but the pragmatic steps taken by the NPP administration has brought sanity into the sector. This was attributed to the prudent premix management practices being pursued by the current National Premix Fuel Committee.”According to her, “The NPFS also installed tracking software at the secretariat to monitor the movement of premix fuel trucks (BRVs) loaded from TOR to its intended destination. These measures resulted in zero incidence of premix fuel diversion since November 2017.”Landing Beach Committees across the country witnessed an improved and consistent supply of premix fuel based on actual demand with the help of the various Premix Fuel Regional Coordinating Councils inaugurated based on the recommendations of the EMT.”She said, “Currently, there are 286 landing beaches nationwide after an initial figure of about 475.
April 17, 2019 09:56 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comAll African Games: Morocco 2019 team meets Ghana 2023 teamMorocco's LOC with members of GOCA delegation of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 12th African Games to be hosted by Morocco this August at Rabat met with Ghana 2023 Project Team on the sidelines of the recent 6th AIPS Africa Conference held in Accra. He stressed on the fact of the Games being a touristic attraction, especially as it coincides with the peak season and implored the Ghana Team to use their CO-HOSTING approach to reposition the selected cities on the global market through the Games. He, on behalf of the Rabat 2019 LOC, extended an open invitation to the Ghana 2023 Project Team to see the Games primarily as an African platform for Africans, organised and hosted by Africans and therefore looked forward to greater participation by all the nations of Africa. Replying, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, the Technical Advisor (Sports) at Ghana's Ministry of Youth and Sports and member of the Ghana 2023 Project Team thanked the delegation for accepting to explore further collaboration between the two host nations of the Games to strengthen its brand globally. He assured the LOC of Ghana's total participation in the Games as it will assist the nation to build on the success story of 2019 to showcase an even better Games in 2023.
April 17, 2019 09:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: peacefmonline.comOfosu Ampofo's Leaked Tape: Charges don't make sense - Sammy GyamfiSammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer of NDCNational Communication Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi says the charges against Chairman Ofosu-Ampofo are simply borne out of sheer hatred and malice. Now, this government believes leaked tapes can be used to prosecute someone; since when did CID start to charge people on leaked tapes? The CID boss, Madam Tiwaa Addo-Danquah’s leaked tape, have we exhausted the case? Didn’t she say it was a leaked tape? I am not suggesting that it is true; it is not true but I am also examining the consistency of this government when it comes to the issue of leaked tapes and those who are involved have come out to say the leaked tapes are doctored.
April 17, 2019 09:33 UTC
His counsel, Mr Tony Lithur, also told the Accra High Court that his client would mount a spirited defence to protect his fundamental human rights, including seeking a constitutional interpretation on his right to privacy. Standing in the courtroom, which was packed with bigwigs of the NDC, including former President John Dramani Mahama, Ampofo and Boahen pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to cause harm. He will, therefore, be available anytime he is required to attend court,” Mr Lithur submitted. Case of the A-GPresenting the prosecution’s facts, Ms Akuffo said following the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election debacle on January 31, 2019, Ampofo met with some NDC party communicators on February 3, 2019. She said at the said meeting, Ampofo and Boahen set out a road map of criminal activities, including violence against Ms Mensa and Rev.
April 17, 2019 09:33 UTC
“Contrary to the flowery and rosy picture that the President continues to paint at every given opportunity about the health of the NHIS, the fact is that, the NHIS is on the verge of collapse,” the NDC stated. “The statistics depict the declining confidence of Ghanaians in the NHIS and expose the dire straits that the scheme has been plunged into by the government,” the NDC stated. Irony of expendituresIronically, the NDC pointed out that while there was a clear decreasing trend in the active membership of the scheme, compensation to staff of the scheme was increasing. According to the party, from a compensation payment of GH¢115 million in 2016, the amount had gone up to GH¢132 million, GH¢168 million and GH¢211.28 million in 2017, 2018 and 2019. “This points to the misapplication of NHIF funds by the government and we can speak of several such instances.
April 17, 2019 09:22 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: 3news.comNaCCA explains ‘projection’ of J.B. Danquah in new curriculum for schoolsDr. Kwame Nkrumah (L) and Dr. J.B. Danquah were members of the famous ‘Big Six’The National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) has mounted strong defence for the prominence given Dr. J. B. Danquah over Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in the newly developed curriculum for primary schools. Prince H. Armah said it has no interest in skewing Ghana’s political history, insisting claims that J.B. is unduly being amplified over others are “unfortunate”. It is therefore important for our young learners to appreciate the chronology of the events of our political history,” NaCCA explained. “At the JHS and SHS levels, the history curriculum will highlight further details on the independence and post-independence political activities.
April 17, 2019 09:00 UTC
Regional News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghMobile currency exchange vendor outsmarts robbers, but gets shot in the legFile photoA mobile currency exchange vendor who outwitted two suspected robbers by giving them a bag stuffed with rags instead of one with $60,000 received gunshots in his leg and the back of his head in the precincts of the Fiesta Royale Hotel at Dzorwulu in Accra last Friday. The victim (name withheld) was taken to the Police Hospital in Accra by some Good Samaritans. The Accra Regional Police Command has mounted a search for the suspected robbers who bolted on a motorbike after shooting the victim. ShootingHe, therefore, asked the victim to meet him instead at the Fiesta Royale Hotel since it was closer to his bank, where he would withdraw the cedi equivalent. Mrs Tenge said the victim, who was admitted to the Police Hospital, had since been discharged.
April 17, 2019 08:48 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comWomen who mention ‘Jesus, Oh my God’ during sex will all go to hell - KumchachaProphet KumchachaThe founder and leader of the Heaven’s Gate Ministry, Prophet Nicholas Osei popularly known as Prophet Kumchacha has revealed that any woman who screams the name of Jesus Christ while making love is bound for hell fire. “God is not his personal property it is the omnipresent God we all know. Read Exodus 21:1-7 it says you should not mention the name of God in vain. If care is not taken you could be flogged one day by invisible hands while in the act”, he revealed. Recently, he admitted he is a sex addict and can hardly live without indulging in the act even for a day.
April 17, 2019 08:37 UTC