Politics of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comDo politics if you want Ghana to move forward – A Plusplay videoKwame A PlusPeople easily refrain from politics in Ghana for various reasons. But musician and political activist, A Plus, says every Ghanaian must engage in politics. A Plus said, “I think every one must be part of politics. A Plus and KMJA Plus is championing a cause dubbed the ‘Peoples’ Project’, an initiative set up to combat corruption and to keep leaders of the country on their toes. I have not asked anyone to vote for me through The Peoples’ Project’,” he said.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Goal.comAndre Ayew needs more support to win AFCON - Agyemang-BaduAndre Ayew, Black Stars captainGhana international and 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup winner Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has backed new Black Stars captain Andre Ayew to lead the team to glory at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ten years after captaining the U-20s to World Cup success in Egypt, Ayew is set to lead another batch of players, this time around the senior team, to the North African nation. Udinese midfielder Badu, who played at 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Afcons, is widely remembered for converting the winning penalty as Ghana beat Brazil in a shootout to clinch the U-20 World Cup. "From all indications, it [Afcon] will be tough but he [Ayew] will need the massive support of his colleagues to succeed." Ayew was named new captain of the Black Stars last month, replacing veteran striker Asamoah Gyan.
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Parliament’s plea which was made through its Foreign Affairs Committee followed a similar one to the Ghanaian media by Nigeria’s High Commission in Ghana. The High Commission described as unfair for all Nigerians in Ghana to be branded criminals because some have been involved in the spate of crimes in the country. “In light of the above, the High Commission wishes to appeal to the local traditional media and social media to be highly circumspect in such reportage. In effect, the ongoing media trial of the criminals which was now being turned media trial of Nigeria as a country, calls for moderation on the part of media practitioners in Ghana. “So, let’s respect the police, let’s not be quick in prejudging the case that is being reported in the media,” he stated.
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Entertainment of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: ghbase.comStonebwoy did not give me any tough time before agreeing to collaborate with me - PatapaaPatapaaGhanaian artiste, Patapaa has expressed his appreciation to Stonebwoy in a new interview with Abeiku Santana due to the fact that his high-profile collaboration with him went on smoothly without any stress from the Bhim Nation president. He said“One artiste in Ghana that I will forever respect is Bhim. Stonebwoy is just one of the few artistes in Ghana that loves to see other artistes prosper and not him alone. He doesn’t think about his own prosperity alone, he cares about others. He will continue to go far paa.”Patapaa recently became a subject of mockery when a video of him throwing a party for his German girlfriend with a stern face surfaced on the internet.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy interview has been misreported – Victor SmithVictor Smith is Ghana's Former Ambassador to the UKGhana’s Former Ambassador to the UK, Victor Smith says an interview he granted a radio station on Monday, June 17 is being misreported by persons he describes as detractors of the NDC. According to him, a “spin has been put on this whole interview to make it look like what some mischievous and desperate charlatans would wish for”. Victor Smith was reported on Monday saying the leaked tape of NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was really the latter’s voice. Read the full statement belowStop Harassing Ofosu-Ampofo — Victor Smith Tells NPPI would like to clear the air about a spin that detractors of the NDC have put on part of an interview that I granted an FM radio station on Monday, June 17. Ambassador Victor Smith
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“Our peace is allowing people to loot Ghana,” the Columbia University-trained election observer fumed. Fearful of war but trapped by peace, she expressed frustration at the “dysfunctional” state in which Ghana is. “We need to confront the political party system.” She called on Ghanaians to be courageous. “This is how you loot Ghana. You maintain some peace and stability…our peace serves so that people have the space to loot.”
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comSecurity intensified at Ghana Bauxite company after violent staff protestplay videoThe burnt administration office of the Awaso Bauxite CompanyThere is heavy security at the Ghana Bauxite Limited at Awaso in the Bibiani–Anyaaso- Bekwai Municipality of the newly created Western North Region, after aggrieved staff of the company, set vehicles and other property of the company on fire on Monday. “Yesterday we heard about the Awaso Bauxite company and the agitation coming from workers over there. As we speak the security men are on the ground trying to protect people and property.”“They are also trying to ensure that the place is calm. For now, the leadership of the company are all locked up in a meeting.”Meanwhile, the Municipal Security Council is meeting over the issue. For now, the leadership of the company are all locked up in a meeting.”Meanwhile, the Municipal Security Council is meeting over the issue.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comGh¢88m, £76m boost for STEM Education in Ghanaplay videoDr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Education MinisterA Cabinet approval has been made for two major initiatives to boost Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in Ghana. He said the first initiative is the construction, provision of equipment and training of trainers for regional science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics Centres for SHS System. The project, he said, would improve the pedagogy of teaching of basic maths and science, address the fear of teaching and learning maths and science as well as provide technology kits for maths and science education. Project PhasesThe first phase would comprise the construction of 10 Centres at Gh¢ 88 million and another six additional centres. The second, he noted, is a Basic Science Maths Technology Engineering and Mathematics programme at £ 76 million for delivery and installation of BSTEM equipment and training to improve quality of science and Maths education within the basic education system in Ghana, in addition to introducing basic engineering and technology into basic edification.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNigerian traders desert Suame Magazine after closure of shopsTraders at Suame Magazine have vowed to restrain foreigners from retail business in the areaA number of Nigerian traders have deserted Suame Magazine in Kumasi after over fifty of their shops were closed down over their involvement in local retail trade. A taskforce from the Trade Ministry in 2018 met leadership of the Ghana Union of Traders Association and the Nigerian Union Traders Association to address the disagreements between the two parties with little success. A trader said, “We cannot do the retail business with Nigerians. Recently, so many foreigners have come to Suame Magazine and that has put us out of business. The traders had said they will drive out those flouting the laws regulating retail trade in the country.
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comMy deputy is sabotaging me; he wants my job – Western North Regional MinisterWestern North Regional Minister, Mr Kingsley Aboagye GyeduThe Western North Regional Minister, Mr Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, has accused his deputy, Mr Alex Tetteh of undermining his authority and sabotaging him. The accusation comes barely four months after they both assumed office. In a letter to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, dated 11 June 2019, the regional minister made several allegations to prove his case against his deputy, who, he said convened a regional security council meeting without his knowledge, issued security orders to counter his own orders and connived with a chief to change the site for a Regional Coordinating Council office among others. Mr Gyedu said he is convinced the actions of his deputy have been strategically planned to undermine him and to make him look bad, ineffective, inefficient, incompetent and unpopular in order to get him sacked so he could become the regional minister. Attached is the minister’s full letter:
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: adomonline.comOffice of Special Prosecutor a drain on national coffers – MonarhMartin Amidu is Special ProsecutorNational Chairman of the People’s National Convention, Mr Bernard Mornah believes the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) is a drain on national coffers. “The AG office has all the right to undertake criminal prosecutions and so I think the SP Office is spent force and only a drain on our national coffers. “If there is any conspiracy and Amidu thinks Parliament is conspiring against him, then he should report because there are institutions that he can report to,” he said. A High Court has ruled that the SP can prosecute Mr Ayariga and dismissed applications filed by the National Democratic Congress MP. The embattled opposition MP had challenged the SP’s capacity to hold public office, arguing that the 66-year-old Amidu was beyond the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Health News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: primenewsghana.comGhana among African countries 'paying too much for medicine' - ReportFile photo of a PharmacyGhana is among African countries paying up to 30 times more than the recommended price for medicines, a new report says. According to the report by the Center for Global Development (CEG), lower to middle-income countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, are losing out when purchasing what it calls branded generic drugs. “In the poorest countries, branded generics—which command a price premium—make up about two-thirds of the market by volume and value. The report added that many countries do not have a coordinated drug purchasing policy meaning that they are unable to negotiate a lower price. Lower-middle-income country governments do not yet account for a large share of total purchasing in their countries for medicines and other health products,” it added.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.gh'I was arrested because of my picture on Facebook' – Suspected kidnapper tells courtSafianu Abubakari (red shirt) and Abdul Rahman Suleiman, being escorted out of the court premisesOne of the eight persons suspected to be part of the gang that kidnapped the two Canadian women in Kumasi has told the Accra High Court that he was arrested because of his picture on Facebook. During his appearance in courtTuesday, Safianu Abubakari denied being part of the gang and explained that he was arrested because he took a picture with Yusif Yakubu, one of the accused persons. “I was arrested because the police saw my picture with Yusif on Facebook, he told the court. The prosecutor, Ms Hilda Craig, Senior State Attorney, had earlier told the court that Safianu was a close pal of Yakubu. RemandAnother suspect- Abdul Rahman Suleiman, the owner of the car that was allegedly used for the kidnapping was also put before the court today.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comTwo more suspects face court over kidnapping of Canadian womenThe two have since denied knowledge of the crime. Two more suspects have been arraigned in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian women. Eight suspects made up of five Ghanaians and three Nigerians were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian women and later flown to Accra for further investigations. Kidnapping operationOn June 4, 2019, the suspects were said to have rented a vehicle, a Toyota Corolla and went into a search for a victim. The prosecution added that while discussing the ransom, the security had the intelligence and went in to rescue the Canadians.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comInside story: Dream Finance and customers who storm churchPastor Kelvin Kwasi Kobiri accused of diverting monies belonging to clients into illegal businessThe inside story of now challenged Dream Finance is emerging as both workers and clients fallout with the Chief Executive, who is also their Pastor. Days after aggrieved customers of subsidiaries of Dream Finance stormed the premises of his church, Pastor Kelvin Kwasi Kobiri has been accused by one of his Senior Investment Officers of diverting monies belonging to clients into illegal businesses, which have now gone bankrupt. During church service at the Zoe Outreached Embassy on Sunday, some customers butted into the tongues-speaking congregation and startled solemn worshippers with their shouts, insults and threats. In a related development, the Bank of Ghana has revoked the licences of 386 insolvent microfinance and microcredit companies. This includes 192 microfinance companies which had their licenses revoked with another 155 insolvent companies that have ceased operations.
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