General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comWe’re not scared of licensing exams - GNAT to governmentMs. Philippa Larsen, Acting GNAT PresidentThe National Association of Teachers (GNAT) says it is not petrified at the decision by the National Teachers Council to make teachers take a mandatory licensing examination before they are allowed to enter the classroom. Acting GNAT President, Philipppa Larsen, said apart from the plan to licence teachers, the Council must also take up seriously, its responsibility to regularly train the teachers on the job. The NTC announced the decision to license teachers after they successfully pass an examination in accordance with the new Teachers Licensing Policy under the Education Act 778 (2008). However, two teaching bodies – National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and GNAT – are kicking against the decision primarily because, they were excluded from the processes leading to the resolution to enforce it. Speaking to the issue Friday, 18 August 2017, on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, the acting GNAT President said: “Whether teachers are licensed or not the logistics that they need to work with are also another problem.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comI won’t condone disrespect – PAC chairChairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) James AvedziThe Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) James Avedzi has cautioned members of the committee against disrespect, charging them to exercise “utmost decorum” during proceedings. His admonition follows a verbal spat between him and the MP for Effutu Alexander Afenyo Markin Thursday August 17, 2017. The Effutu MP was stopped from posing a question to a witness who appeared after Committee Chair ruled that the question was calculated to put the witness in bad light for the President to fire him. The Effutu legislator, however, did not take lightly to the chair’s ruling saying “With respect Mr. Chairman, at least you give a signal that this is your last question. If you just cut me…that is not too right then it leads to a banter.”This is the second time this week that Afenyo Markin has clashed with the Committee Chair amid heated exchanges.
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Sports News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comHearts of Oak to extend Thomas Abbey's contractThomas Abbey's contract is expected to expire soon. Hears of Oak will be extending the contract of Thomas Abbey, Ghanacrusader.com can exclusively report. Abbey’s contract is expected to run out in the coming days and a lot of clubs are under his heels for his signature. And according to sources close to Ghanacrusader.com, the Phobians will be offering the wideman a two-year deal worth GHC80,000. “The club will be offering Thomas Abbey a two-year deal, talks between the parties have reached far,” a source close to the club told Ghanacrusader.com.
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Health News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comFish poisoning: Victims knew pufferfish could kill, yet consumed it – FDAThe pufferfish contains poison which makes it non-edibleVictims of the food poisoning incident in Alavanyo in the Volta Region clearly knew that the fish they consumed that resulted in deaths and other health conditions is not meant to be eaten, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said. The Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando, Volta Region has recorded 4 deaths with diagnoses of food poisoning. This is after it emerged that they ate a type of fish known as “Pufferfish”, which is highly poisonous. The victims are said to have reported to the hospital complaining of stomach upset after they consumed fish they bought from the market. Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish.
August 18, 2017 08:48 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comAsamoah Gyan adds events and logistics company to business empireJetlink will employ over 200 peopleGhana star Asamoah Gyan set up a new company which is to deal with events and logistics as he seeks to create more jobs. The former Sunderland star believes his latest JetLink Company will give employment to more than 200 people. Gyan has now set up 18 companies which employ about 1000 people. He has a music and entertainment company, boxing promotion syndicate, food, transport, water, real estate, mining and student hostels.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: yen.com.gh'Male teachers are becoming drunkards in the rural zones' - GNATGNAT revealed that most male teachers who get posted to the rural areas are battling with alcoholismAccording to the first national trustee of GNAT, these teachers "associate themselves with palm wine tappers and akpeteshie distillers" - a development which subsequently results in the jeopardy of their quality of teaching. The revelation by this GNAT executive follows earlier reports that some female teachers in the hinterlands are trading their bodies for food due to the lack of funds which subsequently makes them hungry. These issued raised by GNAT helps us understand the reason(s) why most teachers decline postings to the rural zones of the country. Even though the president had recently entreated teachers to accept postings to the Northern regions of the country, it remains clear that government might have lost sight of economic and social burdens that these teachers subject themselves to all in the name of education.
August 18, 2017 08:03 UTC
Politics of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Daniel KakuRender an unqualified apology to Victor Smith - Group to Koku AnyidohoKoku Anyidoho and Victor SmithA group calling itself, Eastern Forum Network (EFN) has called on the opposition National Democratic Congress' (NDC) Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho to immediately retract his comment about the former Ambassador Emmanuel Victor Smith and apologise to him. The group is in a press statement calling on Mr Koku Anyidoho to retract his unacceptable comments with immediate effect and render an unqualified apology to Mr Victor Smith. EMMANUEL VICTOR SMITH. Victor Smith. We don't mean to over-extend issues but rather let koku Anyidoho know that the courage Amb.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghWoman ‘steals’ baby boyThe baby is in the care of the Gbawe Police while investigations continueAn unemployed woman is before the Weija Circuit Court for allegedly stealing a baby boy. Mrs Abena Appiah was charged with stealing a baby but pleaded not guilty to the charge when she appeared before the court, presided over by Mr Bernard Bentil. Meanwhile the baby is in the care of the Gbawe Police while investigations continue. In the course of investigations, it was revealed that she was not the biological mother of the baby. He said several efforts were made by the police for her to disclose the source of the baby but she declined to do so.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comBad association turning rural male teachers into drunkards - GNATMost newly trained teachers are refusing to accept postings into rural areasBad association involving newly posted male teachers to rural communities in the country has resulted in some of them turning into drunkards and unwilling to further their education. “When they get into the village, they associate themselves with palm wine tappers and akpetishie distillers and eventually turn into drunkards. She stated that these challenges are borne out of the fact that there are no adequate facilities in the rural communities to house newly posted teachers to rural Ghana who are supposed to serve as role models to those in the hinterland. “They have no places to leave and cannot afford to rent because for the first three months no salaries come. Those fresh from the colleges need quarters in rural areas so that they do not fall prey to some of these things.
August 18, 2017 07:30 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comResidents butcher suspected armed robber at AkokwasoThe victim is currently at St. Peters Hospital receiving treatment32-year-old suspected armed robber Francis Eddy has been butchered by some residents at Akokwaso a suburb of Jacobu of the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region. An eyewitness speaking to Kumasi based Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo said Francis Eddy was butchered when the residents of Akokwaso saw him walking in a bush. The residents having recorded several robbery incidents in recent times made them suspect the victim as an armed robber. A palm wine taper who spotted the victim in the bush struggled with him but was overpowered by the latter following which the palm wine taper rushed to the town to call people to assault the victim. The victim is currently at St. Peters Hospital receiving treatment while Police in Amansie Central conducts investigation into the matter.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: yen.com.ghHunter mistakes colleague for grasscutter; shoots him dead42-year old, Nana Kwesi had mistaken his colleague for a 'grasscutter'A hunter in the Birem North District of the Eastern Region has reportedly shot his colleague hunter to death and now faces legal ramifications after he was arrested by the local police. However, Odikro Kofi David, a resident of the area stated that when Nana Kwesi returned without his colleague, Acheampong Daniel, the family of the deceased got anxious. The family reported asked Nana Kwesi about Acheampong's whereabouts, but the suspect revealed that they had parted ways upon entering the forest. The report continued that, on the third day, the family lodged a report with the local police who swiftly arrested Nana Kwesi. Upon his arrest, the hunter confessed to having killed his colleague after mistaking him for grasscutter.
August 18, 2017 06:45 UTC
Regional News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Global Media AllianceVodafone enforces commitment to Ghana’s heritageVodafone donated an amount of GHC15,000 to the people of AdaVodafone Ghana’s commitment to the cultural heritage of Ghana was in full swing during the just ended Asafotufiami festival by the Chiefs and people of the Ada traditional area. The telecommunication company donated an amount of GHC15,000 to reflect a commitment to deepen ties in the communities in which it operates. The weeklong festival, which ended on August 10th 2017, was also to commemorate 80-years since the celebration was instituted by the Chiefs and people of the traditional area. Commenting during the donation, Agnes Emefa Essah, Sales and Marketing Director at Vodafone Ghana said “This country has a wealth of rich tradition and cultural heritage and it’s always an honor to be part of this. The Asafotufiami festival is an annual celebration of the people of Ada Traditional area in the Dangme East District, held in the first week of August.
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Regional News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comSafe Water Network partners MP, District Assembly to provide water for 3 communitiesSampson Ahi, MP of Bodi with current and former DCEs of Bodi District, Mr. Mark Owusu, (right)Safe WIn a joint initiative with District Assemblies to provide safe drinking water to multiple communities, Safe Water Network in collaboration with the Bodi District Assembly and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodi Constituency have launched three water stations at Ahibenso, Kwasikrom and Suiano A. The stations were jointly funded by the Bodi District Assembly, MPs Common Fund, and Safe Water Network. He said the District Assembly would commit to join Safe Water Network to build more water facilities in other communities within the district. To date, Safe Water Network has launched water stations in over 100 communities in six regions, providing water access for nearly 300,000 people in Ghana. In attendance at the launch were officials from the Bodi District Assembly, the MP for Bodi Constituency and staff of Safe Water Network.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comHuman rights group threatens government with suit over 'police recklessness'Stephen Arthur became paralysed after he was shot by a police officerThe Youth for Human Rights Africa (YoHRA), has said that it will sue government at an international court over alleged police recklessness that has caused a young man to be paralysed. YoHRA says Stephen Arthur has become paralysed because police were reckless. YoHRA will use local, regional and international human rights instruments to protect the life of Stephen,” Christopher Selorm Ankou, Director of Communications for YoHRA, said in a statement on Thursday, August 17. Stephen Arthur, recounted the incident which left him paralysed in 2011 during an interview on an Accra-based TV station. Stephen added that the current IGP has also visited and made promises which are yet to be fulfilled.
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General News of Friday, 18 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI sometimes feel ashamed to be Ghanaian - Kofi BentilKofi BentilThe Vice President of IMANI Ghana, Kofi Bentil has stated that there are days he feels ashamed to be a Ghanaian after realizing that the country does not have self-respect to fix its own roof at the Flagstaff house. Kofi Bentil expressed his disgust at what he defines as a shame to a sovereign nation that ‘begs’ for money to repair the facility of its own President. In his post, Mr Bentil says “There are days I am ashamed to be Ghanaian!! In addition, Kofi Bentil advised HE Nana Akufo Addo to use the tax payer’s money to fix the weaken structures at the Flagstaff House instead of reducing the entire nation to public ridicule by begging for money. “Shame, Shame, Shame!!
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