Tennis News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: Gabriel Amoakoh4 Garrison hosts Hill Tennis ClubHill Tennis Club will be guests at the 4 Garrison courtThere will be fireworks at the 4 Garrison Officers Mess Tennis clubs, Kumasi, this weekend as Mess Tennis Club host Hill Tennis Club-Cape Coast, in what can be described as an intriguing return encounter between the two clubs. 4 Garrison against all odds, trekked from Kumasi to inflict painful 12-2 defeats on their opponent during this year's Fetu Afahye. Members of Hill Tennis club are therefore coming into the tournament to overturn the first league results. Captain of Jonathan Quartey of 4 Garrison will parade players such as former club president Samuel Ampedu Kyei, Dr. Abraham Oppong, Kwaku Amankwa, Nii Kwei, Baba Zakari, Samuel Aidoo, Nana Attakorah and Samuel Taylor. The away Club will also parade players such as Jerry Atakpa, Dr. Kofi Amega, Emmanuel Aliba, Fred Kissi, Kojo Adaquaye, George Heckson, Rev.
October 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
Business News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghGovernment hits road to raise $2.5 billion to defray energy sector debtken Ofori-Atta, Finance MinisterIn its quest to settle the huge debt crippling the energy and the banking sectors of the country, the government on Thursday began a roadshow in London to raise $2.5 billion through the issue of the much-awaited energy sector bond to defray the debt. Proceeds from the roadshow will be used to offset the $2.4 billion energy sector debt which nearly brought banks in the country to their knees. The bond, which will be auctioned in tranches, will start with a first tranche of about $1.3 billion (GH¢6 billion). Debt impactThe banking sector, one of the major backbones of the economy, was visited with another major challenge after loans advanced to some state-owned energy sector companies could not be recouped. Experts believe that if the issuance is successful, it will help ease banks’ NPL ratio position and improve liquidity in the banking sector.
October 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: 3news.comStop giving Common Funds to metropolitan and municipal assemblies - NamoaleFormer MP for La Dade Kotopon, Nii Amasah NamoaleThe former Member of Parliament for La Dade Kotopon in the Greater Region, Nii Amasah Namoale, has appealed to the government to stop the disbursement of the Common Fund to municipal and metropolitan assemblies. The former MP who assessed the level of poverty at the hinterlands advocated a re-look at how the Common Fund is disbursed. “The metropolitan and municipals must not be given the Common Fund. I went to Sene and the poverty, my God, and I will urge government not [to disburse money from the] common fund to all the metropolitan and municipal assemblies”, he stressed. “There would be creation of regional coordinating councils and people will be employed”, he explained.
October 20, 2017 09:33 UTC
Music of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comKo-Jo Cue and Shaker drop ‘Untitled’Ko-Jo Cue and ShakerBBnZ Live’s Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker are taking hiphop lovers back to the golden age with a new single accompanied by a music video. The song is titled ‘Untitled’ and comes off of the duo’s upcoming 12-track album titled ‘Pen & Paper’. The video directed by Esianyo Kumodzi is almost eerie but the good thing is, it blends old hiphop gurus’ pictures which gives a great nostalgia. The video starts with an excerpt of Daddy Lumba’s mega-hit ‘Aben Wo Ha’ and ends with the track’s iconic dance portrayed by Ko-Jo Cue. The duo will hold the ‘Pen & Paper’ album launch at Alliance Française in Accra on Saturday, October 21.
October 20, 2017 09:00 UTC
Regional News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: Michael Mfum SarpongOver 200 people rendered homeless in Wenchi after rainstormThe heavy downpour of rain has left 100's of people homelessOver 200 people have been displaced in the Wenchi Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region following a rainstorm which hit the area. The Wenchi Municipal Branch of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is currently accessing the situation to find the extent of distraction. William Nsiah the Wenchi Municipal NADMO Boss in an interview with Ghanaweb said they are currently accessing the situation with the help of the Zonal Coordinators. The Municipal Chief Executive for the Wenchi Municipality, Dr. He charged the NADMO Officials to fast track their reports to his outfit for him to deal with it.
October 20, 2017 08:48 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comBoakye-Yiadom, Attamah, Twumasi feature in Europa LeagueBoakye-Yiadom played 80 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their 1-0 loss to ArsenalGhana’s Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Joseph Attamah, Patrick Twumasi, Kassim Nuhu and Kadri Mohammed played in Thursday’s round 3 of the UEFA Europa League group stages. Boakye-Yiadom played 80 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their 1-0 loss to Arsenal. Patrick Twumasi, who played 90 minutes, was luckier than Boakye-Yiadom on the night as he scored twice for Astana in their 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Joseph Attamah Larweh played 90 minutes for Istanbul Basksehir in their 3-1 loss to Hoffenheim. Former AshGold defender Kadri Mohammed played 90 minutes for Austria Vienna as they lost 3-1 to Rijeka of Croatia.
October 20, 2017 08:37 UTC
The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh convicted Oblitey aged 20, on his own plea and sentenced him accordingly. According to the court, it took into consideration the plea of the accused and the five days he had spent in custody. The complainant sent Oblitey a second time, to go for more of the water in her room. The prosecution said the victim declined, but Oblitey forcibly removed her panty and had sex with her. The following day, Chief Inspector Atimbire said the victim complained to her mother that she was having pains in between her thighs but the mother (complainant) took it for granted.
October 20, 2017 08:26 UTC
Music of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comTic Tac live in concert on October 27The show dubbed ‘Tic Tac Live in Concert’ will see revelers have a musical experience of a lifetimeThe Piano Bar at Teshie will on Friday, October 27, come alive, as award-winning rapper, Tic Tac, enthralls music lovers with amazing songs from his repertoire. The show dubbed ‘Tic Tac Live in Concert’ will see revelers have a musical experience of a lifetime. Tic Tac, in an interview with the media, noted that “I will be performing with my live band crew, do all my classics and new songs.”The ‘Do All’ hitmaker entreated his fans and industry players to be at the Piano Bar at Teshie-Nungua for a relishing experience after a long week of work. Tic Tac expressed appreciation to all those who had given him the needed support throughout his career. Tic Tac currently has three songs, ‘Do All’, ‘Carry Go’, and ‘Rashida’, with three videos to match, which are receiving airplay.
October 20, 2017 08:15 UTC
General News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comSchool Feeding Programme releases GH¢ 21m to caterersThe money will cover the first seven days for the first term of the 2016/2017 academic yearThe Ghana School Feeding Programme has released GHc 21 million to cater for part of the debt it owes caterers under the school feeding programme. “Last week Thursday and Friday, we released seven days of feeding grant to the caterers. Protests from caterersIn May, scores of caterers under the school feeding programme besieged the premises of the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection, demanding the payment of their arrears. At the time, the National School Feeding Secretariat said it would pay the debt by the end of May. The Ghana School Feeding Programme has been ongoing since 2005, under the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme Pillar III, in response to the first and second Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education.
October 20, 2017 08:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comSentences of 13 Delta Force members not deterring enough - AmalibaAbraham AmalibaA member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team and private legal practitioner has described the sentences slapped on 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Forces as not deterring enough. He observed that the trial judge was very lenient in dealing with them despite attacking the court and a security installation by slapping meager sentences on them. All 13 members, on Thursday were convicted after they pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit crime to wit rioting at the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi and were fined GHC1,800 each. They were also required to sign a bond of good behavior for a year or in default incur the wrath of the court. But Abraham Amaliba expressed shock at the sentences slapped on them by the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi.
October 20, 2017 07:41 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comHigh powered security meeting held ahead of FA Cup finalThis is the first time Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotokowill be clashing in the MTN FA Cup finalA high powered security was held in Tamale on Thursday afternoon in preparation for next week’s “Unmissable” MTN FA Cup final between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. The FA Cup Committee is currently in the Northern Regional capital and are engaging all stakeholders in preparation for the match between the countries biggest clubs. This is the first time Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Asante Kotoko SC will be clashing in the MTN FA Cup final since 1990. Salifu Saeed was attended by heads of the various security services, including Armed forces, police, fire service and the national security. The meeting discussed how to ensure that all security arrangements go accordingly before, during and after the final match.
October 20, 2017 07:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comAnita Desoso ‘fights’ Hot FM journalistplay videoAnita Desoso, National Vice Chairperson National Democratic Congress (NDC)National Vice Chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Anita Desoso barged into the premises of an Accra based Hot FM to threaten the life of the host of their afternoon current affairs program ‘Ghana Must Know’ Justice Kwaku Annan. Madam Desoso was heard threatening to deal with the host and accused him of destroying her life and reputation. Anita Desoso’s anger comes at the back of an investigation by a Hot FM investigative Journalist, Justice Kwaku Annan which revealed some horrific activities of an organised syndicate who kidnaps and beheads orphans from Osu Children's home. He mentioned Anita Desoso's name claiming she is one of the politicians who have teamed up with land guards to illegally acquire lands at Katapor near Amasaman in Accra in the Greater Accra Region. Infuriated by this allegation, the NDC Vice Chairperson stormed the premises of Hot FM, entered the studio and threatened the Journalist over what she described as a false report aimed at destroying her life and reputation.
October 20, 2017 07:30 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comGHALCA boss wants round of 30 matches postponedCudjoe Fianoo, Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) ChairmanGhana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Chairman, Cudjoe Fianoo, says the various protests in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) would have to be cleared by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before the last round of matches takes place. Various Premier League clubs have outstanding protests with the Disciplinary Committee awaiting verdict, as the outcome could affect the league standings especially at the bottom of the league. “Football are governed by laws, and there disciplinary cases before the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA which I think has to be dealt with before the last round of matches. “These are the kind of things that doesn’t help the league progress because respective clubs might have target going to the last round which could affect their approach. “I have had a meeting with the boss of the Premier League Board and they are deliberating on the issue to see the way forward,” Fianoo told Kumasi based radio station Ahortor FM.
October 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comPeople’s brain ‘open up’ in the morning – Francis Abbanplay videoHost of Morning Starr, Francis AbbanHost of Morning Starr on Starr FM, Francis Abban has said that people’s brain open up in the morning and that is why he chose to host the morning show everyday so that he can be part of that experience. “Morning radio has been something that I’ve always been passionate about. In the morning that is where people’s brains start to open and I want to be part of that experience,” he explained. He added that when he was given the opportunity, he learnt everything from the radio station’s newsroom. He challenged the young entrepreneurs to be more determined and work harder in order to make great impacts in society.
October 20, 2017 07:07 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 20 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comCircuit Court Judge justifies his decision to jail turkey thief for 10 yearsThe judge handed over a 10-year jail term with hard labour to the accused, Kofi AsanteA Circuit Court Judge at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, His Lordship Alexander Graham, has justified his decision to sentence 33-year Kofi Asante to ten years in prison for stealing two turkeys valued at GH¢400. BackgroundIt would be recalled that the judge handed over a 10-year jail term with hard labour to the accused who pleaded guilty for stealing when he appeared before him generating public uproar. According to the facts of the case as presented by the persecutor, Chief Inspector Samson Oduro, the accused and the convict are both residents of Techimantia a community in the area. On September 20, 2017 the complainant detected two of his turkeys were missing and therefore decided to search for them. During interrogation, he admitted to the offence and was accordingly charged for the offence.
October 20, 2017 07:07 UTC