Business News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comNames of all legitimate small-scale miners out MondayFile photoThe Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has revealed that the names of all small-scale miners who have been licensed and permitted to engage in mining activities will be published in the media on Monday, 17 December 2018. The Minister of Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation made this known during the announcement of the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining and the launch of new mining reforms. “All registered small-scale miners were given the opportunity to appear before a vetting committee to have their documents regularised. The ban on small-scale mining is being lifted for the compliant ones to go back to work within the regularised and reformed framework. “The list of compliant miners will be published in the electronic and print media on Monday, 17 December 2018.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: adomonline.comWoman to take over Ayawaso Ayawaso West Wuogon seatThe late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng AgyarkoIt has emerged that, the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency has settled on a woman to replace the late Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko. Mr Yeboah said they have decided to remain silent on the issue because the late MP has not been given a befitting burial yet. “I can assure you that after several weeks of deliberations, constituency executives have arrived on a woman. Even before the late MP is laid to rest, people are jostling to replace the late him. Already, different groups have emerged with posters of their preferred candidates including wives of the late Agyarko – an allegation both have denied.
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Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comCommunications Minister launches GIFEC cyber laboratory project at Dansoman 1 & 2 JHSplay videoUrsula Owusu-Ekuful cutting the sod for the projectThe Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Friday, December 14, 2018 launched the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications’ (GIFEC) cyber laboratory project at the Dansoman 1 & 2 Junior High School in the Ablekuma West Constituency. Through this project, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has equipped schools in the Ablekuma West Constituency with 200 computers. Around the country, we’ve been inaugurating computer laboratories for both senior high schools and junior high schools. Almost a thousand senior high schools, and 200 junior high schools have been equipped,” she disclosed. The GIFEC cyber laboratory project is an initiative that seeks to facilitate the study of ICT in basic schools and Community Information Centres across the country, in an effort to enhance the knowledge of ICT.
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Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comStarTimes confirms live broadcast of Kariobangi, Kotoko CAF Confed Cup matchThe return leg which will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium on December 22StarTimes has confirmed earlier reports that they will broadcast the CAF Confederations Cup match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi Sharks of Kenya. The game which is scheduled for 12pm on Saturday, December 15 will be shown live on Startimes Ghana’s Adepa TV channel with Twi commentary. The return leg which will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium on December 22, will also be telecast by StarTimes. The Porcupine Warriors arrived in Kenya on Wednesday to acclimatize ahead of the game. Prior to their depature, Kotoko defeated the Black Meteors at the Accra Sports Stadium.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: citifmonline.comNDC government will revert Nana Addo’s new holidays – AgbanaNDC Deputy Youth Organizer, Eric Edem AgbanaThe National Democratic Congress (NDC), will reverse the decision by the current government to introduce 4th August and 7th January as new statutory public holidays. This is the indication from the party’s Deputy Youth Organizer, Eric Edem Agbana. Also, it is seeking to make January 7, tagged Constitution day and August 4, to be known as Founders’ day, a statutory public holiday. Some persons and groups including the Convention People’s Party which was formed by Kwame Nkrumah criticized the government for the declaration, describing it as an attempt to rewrite the country’s history. Anytime that the NDC government comes back to parliament, we will make sure that we will reverse this, we will repeal this and make sure that we get the 21st September and celebrate it properly as the Founder’s day,” he said.
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After the state had called 14 witnesses to end its case, Afoko opened his defence and has been successfully cross-examined by Chief State Attorney Matthew Amponsah. In court Friday, the witness, Ishmael Afoko, a senior brother of the accused has been corroborating the testimonies of the accused person. He told the court that, the accused person’s story that he was not at the scene where the acid incident occurred was true. He said the burn was caused by the heat of the exhaust pipe of the accused person’s motorbike he had been using for farming. The court presided over by Justice LL Mensah adjourned the case to January 17, 2019, for cross-examination by the state.
Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comCargill calls on Cocobod, Agric Minister to mark 10 years in GhanaA delegation from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate with COCOBOD Chairman Hackman Owusu-AgyemangThe President of Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, Mr. Harold Poelma, has led a delegation to pay courtesy calls on the COCOBOD Chairman and the Minister for Food and Agriculture as part of a series of activities to mark ten years of Cargill in Ghana. He added that the Government is fully committed to alleviating socio-economic challenges in the cocoa sector and pledged his Ministry’s unflinching support for Cargill. Mr. Poelma thanked the Minister for his drive and vision towards a sustainable cocoa sector and Cargill’s contribution in that regard. The Cargill delegation also visited the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). A tenth-anniversary commemorative dinner was also held; where the executives of Cargill engaged with sector stakeholders on ways to reinvigorate Ghana’s cocoa sector.
Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comActive football in Ghana to resume next monthKofi Amoah, President GFA Normalization CommitteeThe Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee has announced that active football will resume next year with the introduction of a “special competition”. According to a statement signed by President of the Normalization Committee, the competition will keep all the clubs active during the GFA normalization process. Following the documentary, the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led Ghana Football Association was dissolved by the government with Fifa appointing the Normalization Committee to steer the affairs of the country’s football. In a related development, the Normalization Committee is also finalizing arrangements for the resumption of the women’s and regional competitions. SIGNEDDR KOFI AMOAH(PRESIDENT, GFA NORMALIZATION COMMITTEE)
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comNo plastic fish on the market – FDAThe FDA says there is no plastic or foam fish in the market as alleged in a video circulatingThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said there is no plastic or foam fish in the market as alleged in a video circulating on social media. The regulator in a statement released on Friday, 14 December 2018, said its investigations revealed that the fish seen in the videos were not plastic or foam as suspected. The FDA has, however, asked the general public to increase their surveillance in assisting the Authority to deal with any such case. The statement said: “The attention of the FDA has been drawn to a video circulating on social media purporting the presence of plastic fish or foam fish on the market. “The FDA has sampled some fishes on the market which were alleged to be plastic but investigations have proved otherwise.
The Ghana Premier League and other domestic competitions have been halted following the premiering of the investigative documentary by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on corruption on Ghana football where some top GFA officials and referees were caught on camera taking a bribe to influence matches. Below is the statement released by the four-member committee:"The GFA Normalization Committee is pleased to announce that it has outlined the way forward for the resumption of official domestic football activities in the country. In a related development, the Normalization Committee is also finalizing arrangements for the resumption of the women’s and regional competitions. We look forward to an exciting return of domestic football in the country with the support of all our stakeholders. SIGNEDDR KOFI AMOAH(PRESIDENT, GFA NORMALIZATION COMMITTEE)
Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Samuel DowuonaCar rental operators want exemption from luxury car taxCar Rental Association of GhanaCar Rental Association of Ghana (CRAG), is calling on the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to exempt them from paying the new luxury car tax because their cars are commercial vehicles. Government recently announced a new luxury car tax of between GHc1,000 and GHC2,500 for every privately registered luxury car. Commercial vehicles were exempted, but privately registered luxury cars used for commercial purposes were not. Seth Yeboah Ocran argued that CRAG members do not use their cars as private cars for their personal benefit but to carry tourists around the country. He however assured them that GTA is in talks with GRA to consider their GTA accreditation for rental cars as proof of their commercial status so that they can be exempted from the luxury cars tax.
Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comCAF seals deal with Qatar FA over Super Cup hostingCAF President Ahmad signs the deal with Qatar FA chief Al ThaniThe Confederation of African Football, CAF, has sealed the deal with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) to stage the 2018 Total Super Cup in the Asian country. The signing of the deal confirms that the 2018 African Super Cup will be played in Qatar, moving away from Africa for the first time. The Super Cup is is the final between club cup champions – winner of the elite CAF Champions League and the second-tier Confederation Cup. Esperance won their third Champions League title beating eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt. Whiles Raja dispatched Congolese side AS Vita to their second Confederation Cup triumph – both matches were played over two legs.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo visits Noguchi’s birth placePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Inawashiro, the birth of Dr. Hideyo NoguchiPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ended his three-day official visit to Japan on Thursday, 13 December 2018, with a visit to Inawashiro, the birth place of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. Dr Noguchi is remembered as the man who laid the foundation for the strong relations between Ghana and Japan, which led to formal establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years later in 1957. The Asian bacteriologist moved to Ghana to continue his research, which eventually led him to discover the vaccine for Yellow Fever in 1911. He died of the same disease in 1928. In a show of appreciation to him, the street in front of the Japanese Embassy in Accra has been recently renamed in his honour in addition to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, located at the University of Ghana.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comYaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai funeral starts todayThe late Late Yaa-Naa MahamaduFinal funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV of the Abudu Royal Family will commence today, 14th December, 2018 at Yendi in the Northern Region. It will end on December 28, 2018, after which the Abudus will leave the Gbewa Palace peacefully. Per the peace deal, the Abudus will be given access to the Gbewa Palace to perform the funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai, according to their customs and traditions. The Andanis will then take their turn at the same place, the Gbewa Palace, to also observe the funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani from 4-18 January, 2019. Per the programme of activities for the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, the Bolin Lana will be installed as regent of Dagbon today, 14th December, 2018.
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Nuclear energy in GhanaGhana's nuclear power journey started in the 1960s when the first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, established the GAEC to undertake nuclear applications and also generate electricity. After decades of back and forth, actual development works on the nuclear power plant started in 2008 when a working document was approved by the Cabinet for the nuclear agenda. Minister’s tourProf. Nyarko said a nuclear regulatory authority had already been set up, while a body, known as Nuclear Power Ghana, made up of technocrats, had also been constituted to facilitate the initial process for owner operator for the nuclear power plant. Mr Aidoo dispelled the notion held by a section of the public that a nuclear plant would pose serious threats to the country. He said the safety and security measures that came with the operation of nuclear power plants ensured that there were no such dangers to the public.
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