General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: ghanaguardian.comBattor SHS headmaster in phone sex with studentThe headmaster has since justified his act daring accusers take to him to courtHeadteacher of the Battor Senior High School in the Volta Region, Lawrence Kwasi Korley, has been caught in a scandalous act with one of his female students. The embattled headmaster while justifying his act of having phone sex with his student stated that he committed no crime daring his accusers to take him to court if they believe he has erred. The female student is heard on the tape saying she could not scream where she was. This is not the first time a headteacher and a student have been involved in an amorous affair. It is recalled that in January this year, the headmaster of Breman Eduman D/A Basic School in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region, Robert Sepey, was captured on camera having consensual sex with a female student on a kitchen stool.
May 18, 2018 10:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comDouble salary saga: Ex-Ministers' accounts revealedHaruna Iddrisu, Fiifi Kwetey, Comfort Doyoe Ghansah, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-BuahThe bank accounts of all the former ministers in the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) government – who have been caught in the double salary scandal – have been unravelled. DAILY GUIDE has sighted a list of all the affected ex-ministers which gives details of how the huge amounts of money were transferred into their respective accounts every month. Accounts DetailsThe employee number of Haruna Iddrisu was 712534 and the net salary was about GH¢8,099.37. Iddrisu, former minister and current minority leader, who is yet to appear before the CID, was getting his monthly salary into his account at a bank at the ministries, Accra. For Alhassan Azong, his employee number was 712536 and was taking a monthly net salary of about GH¢8,160.07 lodged into his account at Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital.
May 18, 2018 10:18 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comAsenso-Boakye involved in car crashMr. Asenso-Boakye fortunately escaped unhurt after the crashMr. Francis Asenso-Boakye, one of the two deputy Chiefs of Staff, has been involved in a car crash on the Accra-Kumasi road, while travelling to the Brong Ahafo Region on Friday dawn. He escaped unhurt after a car ran into his vehicle at Konongo. Mr. Asenso-Boakye’s BA trip was ahead of the president’s three-day tour of the region starting today, Friday, 18 May. The tour will see the president visit a total of nine constituencies, namely Nkoranza North, Techiman South, Techiman North, Asunafo North, Asunafo South, Asutifi South, Tano North, Sunyani East and Sunyani West. The tour of Brong Ahafo marks the commencement of this year’s nationwide regional tours by President Akufo-Addo.
May 18, 2018 10:07 UTC
Politics of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comBlay to build NPP without aid; party to venture into transport businessFreddie Blay is aspiring for the position of National Chairman for the NPPThe governing New Patriotic Party would soon be entering the transportation business as an avenue to generate income to run the party at the grassroots. The acting NPP National Chairman, Freddie Blay, who is seeking election as National Chairman said, he is leading talks with a financial institution to procure 275 buses for nationwide distribution. Freddie Blay has been acting as National Chairman since November 2015 after the elected leader, Paul Afoko, was suspended over what some say are his questionable loyalties to the party. After 11 years in Parliament, he crossed carpet to the NPP in 2008 and has since enjoyed an unlikely rise in the party. The seasoned politician wants to crown his sterling political career by leading the NPP into the 2020 elections.
May 18, 2018 09:56 UTC
Ms. Adda had said the move by Mr Blay was a clear case of vote-buying. He explained on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme that: “I am supplying buses to all the constituency branches of the NPP. Each constituency will receive a bus from me personally for commercial purposes just to raise money for party activities”. Mr Blay knows it is against the electoral laws of Ghana to induce voters to vote for you. The young woman there, Mary Addah, says I should be dragged to CHRAJ or EOCO for corruption and vote-buying.
May 18, 2018 09:45 UTC
After months of having his bank accounts under the control of EOCO, Dr Opuni’s lawyers obtained a High Court order on April 23, 2018, for the accounts to be frozen. Embattled Opuni filed another application at the same High Court seeking to get access to his accounts. “In Opuni’s case, is it the case that EOCO has frozen his accounts for more than a year? Then the applicant felt aggrieved and went to the Supreme court for certiorari to quash the Orders extending the freezing orders. But the Supreme court was quick in positing that perhaps there is a need for law reform.
May 18, 2018 08:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP chairmanship race: I wish I had the President’s backing - Freddie BlayFreddie Blay is Acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)Acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay, says he wishes he had the backing of President Akufo-Addo as he contests to become the substantive chair of the party. There are three other candidates in that race, Former Upper West NPP chairman, Alhaji Abdul Rahman (Alhaji Short), Party Stalwart, Stephen Ntim and Political scientist, Dr Richard Amoako Baah. Even before the election in July, Stephen Ntim has alleged that Alhaji Short is the candidate of President Akufo-Addo. In a leaked audio, Stephen Ntim is heard saying the president impressed upon him to step down for Alhaji Short. The National Delegates Congress by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which was scheduled to be held on June 15th has been scheduled to July 6th - 8th.
May 18, 2018 08:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comEntrepreneurship to be introduced at basic school levelMohammed Awal,Minisiter for Business DevelopmentMinisiter for Business Development, Mohamed Awal has revealed basic school students could soon be learning entrepreneurship as part of the education curricula. He added, “We want to build entrepreneurship culture among the Ghanaians and one of our works is to introduce entrepreneurship to Ghanaians at the very basic level." The Ministry of Business Development will assist the education ministry to develop the content of the model according to Mr Awal. The policy will include entrepreneurial boosters like an Entrepreneurship Fund for start-ups, who should qualify to be an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship education and other elements. “We think that start-ups need some space to grow; the essence is to create jobs for our people and improve livelihoods.
May 18, 2018 06:56 UTC
Religion of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMay Allah hear our prayers - Otiko wishes Muslims ‘Holy Month’Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social ProtectionMinister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba is urging believers of the Islamic faith to frown negative cultural practices and abuse against the poor, vulnerable and destitute as they observe the Holy Month of Ramadan. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the entire citizenry of Ghana,” the statement said. It adds: “During this Ramadan, ensure that you send Ramadan Mubarak to your family and friends and wish everyone a rewarding and fruitful period of fasting. Coincidentally, the Holy Month of Ramadan commenced shortly after the world commemorated the International Day of the Family on 15th May, 2018. This is indeed a significant period to reflect on faith and the family.”She prayed for Allah to “…hear our prayers and shower more blessings on all Ghanaians in this Holy Month of fasting and beyond.”Ramadan is the holiest and most awaited Islamic Month and is also considered as one of the significant pillars of Islam.
May 18, 2018 05:48 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comAkufo Addo not supporting Alhaji Short – BaakoAlhaji Abubakari Abdul-Rahman and President Akufo-AddoEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has dismissed claims that New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairman aspirant, Alhaji Abubakari Abdul-Rahman popularly known as Alhaji Short has the backing of President Akufo Addo in the upcoming contest slated for July. “The allegation that Nana Akufo Addo is supporting Alhaji Short is not true, take it from me, it’s not true. The President is not backing Alhaji Short I repeat and that’s the truth,” he said on Peace FM Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Campaign Manager, of Alhaji Short, Kwabena Maafo has boldly stated that overwhelming majority of voters at the seat of government[Jubilee House] are fervently on the side of Alhaji Short. Maafo contends Alhaji Short, whom well-meaning big wigs of the party see as the best candidate in the race, will likely win the heart of the President in the upcoming contest in June.
May 18, 2018 00:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: ghanaguardian.comTwo pupils electrocuted; one deadFile photoTwo female students of CRIG Primary School have been electrocuted leading to the death of one while the other is in critical condition at the Akyem Tafo government Hospital. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at Akyem New Tafo Zongo in the Eastern region after a heavy rainstorm. The Assembly Member for Akyem New Tafo Zongo, Fuseini Shaban confirmed to Kasapa News that the students had just returned home from school when the incident happened. According to him, the siblings were electrocuted by a Metal Television Pole in their home. He added that preliminary investigations revealed that there was an electrical fault in the house which electrified the roof and the television pole.
May 17, 2018 22:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comIMANI fingers government in new $89m Subah-like dealFranklin Cudjoe, IMANI Ghana PresidentThe president of IMANI Africa is raising red flags over a contract the Communications Ministry has signed with a Haitian company GVG/Kelni to deal with revenue losses in the telcos and deal with simbox fraud. According to him, Subah and Afriwave were awarded similar contracts under the NDC administration to perform similar jobs, even though both contracts were needless. He found it worrying, that an NPP government which criticized the Subah deal while in opposition, will award another contract to the Haitian company to do a job two other companies are already doing. He charged the government to the “scrap the new deal” and provide a “progress report” on the Subah and Afriwave deals. He was unequivocal that government must abrogate the contract with the Haitian company.
May 17, 2018 21:11 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana and Cote d'Ivoire initiate moves to implement ITLOS rulingA ruling by ITLOS enables Ghana to continue drilling wells in at the West Cape Three PointsGhana and Cote d'Ivoire have initiated processes aimed at implementing the ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the maritime boundary, by depositing the coordinates of the line so defined with the relevant bodies of the United Nations. To this end, the 16-Member Implementation Committee constituted by Ghana and chaired by the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, to oversee the implementation process visited Cote d'Ivoire from May 14 to 15, 2018. Their mission was to inform the Ivorian counterparts of Ghana's intention to officially deposit the coordinates given by the Special Chamber of ITLOS with the relevant agencies of the United Nations. Others were Mr. Richard Addo-Darko and Nana Adusei Poku of GNPC, Mr. Francis Ackah of Petroleum Commission and Mr. Isaac Larbi of the Survey and Mapping Division. The statement was signed by Mr Richard Addo Darko, Secretary to the 16-Member Implementation Committee.
May 17, 2018 21:00 UTC
General News of Friday, 18 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comForce Agric Minister to appear, answer questions in Parliament – Muntaka to SpeakerMinority Chief Whip, Muntaka MubarakThe Minority in Parliament has demanded that the Speaker forces the Agriculture Minister to the House to answer questions after his no-show stalled consideration of an urgent matter on the floor. He was the type who does not have the patience for a deputy minister to answer questions on the floor…today he is the minister and doesn’t find it necessary to come and answer questions,” he said. The Asawase MP said the Agric Minister needs to be warned because he is fond of always sending his deputies to answer questions on the floor. The Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo, pleaded with the House to reschedule the question to enable the substantive minister answer since he was out of the jurisdiction. "This House is concerned about ministers coming appropriately to answer question and majority leaders please inform them [minister] generally that we have resumed work.
May 17, 2018 21:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 May 2018Source: Ghananewsagency.orgUDS inaugurates Multi-media Centre for study of FrenchThe sod cutting ceremony for the centreThe French Learning Centre (FLC) of Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has inaugurated a Multi-Media Centre to improve the teaching and learning of French. The Centre which contains a wide range of teaching and learning materials was established at the cost of 15,000 Euros, provided by the French Embassy in Ghana. In furtherance of this philosophy, he said, UDS introduced among other programmes, the teaching of French on the Wa, Tamale and Navrongo campuses, in November 2006. The French government has been helping UDS to improve teaching and learning of French over the last 10 years. She praised UDS’s role in increasing French Language studies, particularly the Wa campus and expressed that with the new centre, the French Language programme would receive a boost.
May 17, 2018 19:18 UTC