Politics of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: Richard AsanteNPP chairman describes Kofi Adams as ethnic hypociteKofi Adams, National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)The 2nd Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Richard Asante, has described the National Organiser for National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Kofi Adams, as an ethnic hypocrite, following his decision to publicly declare support for Dr Stephen Opuni, former COCOBOD boss. Dr Opuni has been charged with 27 counts on corruption and causing financial loss to the state and expected to appear before court on the 23rd of this month. "For Mr Kofi Adams, to even decide to mobilise NDC supporters to throw their weights behind Dr Stephen Opuni after neglecting Hon Abugah Pele, is unfortunate since both belong to NDC". Mr Asante said. On whether or not the move to prosecute Dr Opuni is a witch haunt, as described by Mr Kofi Adams, Mr Asante tagged Mr Kofi Adams as a selective leader who praises only the wealthy people in his party since Mr Kofi Adams failed to describe same to the charges against Mr Abuga Pele.
March 18, 2018 15:00 UTC
General News of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: mynewsgh.comOtabil should go preach and live in the Zoo with animals - Koku Anyidohoplay videoNDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku AnyidohoOutspoken and controversial Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has advised the Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Pastor Dr. Mensa Otabil to go and live with animals in the Zoo. According to the former Presidential spokesman, Dr Otabil is a ‘hypocrite and parasite’, who when the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not doing well and he is required to watch and criticize, says he ‘watches animals’. Mr Anyidoho said the respected clergyman only watches human beings when NDC is in power. In the 21 minute interview monitored by mynewsgh, Koku Anyidoho told Ghanaweb’s KKB: “Suddenly, some pastors say that today they watch animals… animals that they watch. In fact he should go and preach his sermons in the zoo to the animals.
March 18, 2018 14:48 UTC
The contracts were GHS43.1million (2013/2014 cocoa farming season), GHS75.3million (2014/2015 cocoa farming season) and GHS98.9million (2015/2016 cocoa farming season) totaling GHS217million through sole-sourcing, the state claimed, adding that procurement procedures for sole-sourcing were not followed. According to the charges, the consignments of Lithovit Foliar were produced locally, contrary to an agreement between COCOBOD and AgriCult Ghana Company Limited that it be sourced from Germany. The first accused will be asked: ‘Guilty or not guilty?’ The second accused will be asked: ‘Guilty or not guilty?’ The third accused person, how will it plead? You can’t supply any chemical to COCOBOD if you don’t have approvals from the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (GRIG). Kofi Adams appears to be confident that the charges are frivolous and that Dr Opuni will come out victorious; then he should relax, he shouldn’t be unduly worried.
March 18, 2018 13:18 UTC
General News of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comGo and live in the zoo - Anyidoho tells 'Man of God'play videoNDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku AnyidohoDeputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho has thrown a punch at 'neutrals' whom he describes as hypocrites and parasites over their seeming shifting stance on issues in the country. It's animals that they watch, they're prepared to watch Antelopes and Giraffes...Yes, you'll watch more animals." He should actually go and be preaching his sermons in the zoo to animals. I’ll watch cheetah, I’ll watch lion, I’ll watch antelope anytime… I’ll watch giraffes anytime because at least they’ll tell me how to hunt, how to get to your goal, how to avoid being eaten. But you listen to Ghanaian radio, watch Ghanaian TV and you wonder; are we still here, the mediocrity?”.
March 18, 2018 12:22 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 March 2018Source: mynewsgh.comOtabil should go preach and live in the Zoo with animals - Koku Ayidohoplay videoKoku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of NDCDeputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has advised the Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil to go and live with animals in the Zoo. According to the former Presidential spokesman, Dr Otabil is a ‘hypocrite and parasite’, who when the ruling New Patroitic Party (NPP) is not doing well and he is required to watch and criticize, says he ‘watches animals’. Mr Ayidoho said the respected clergyman only watches human beings when NDC is in power. In the 21 minute interview monitored by MYNEWSGH, Koku Ayidoho told Ghanaweb’s KKB : “Suddenly, some pastors say that today they watch animals… animals that they watch. In fact he should go and preach his sermons in the zoo to the animals.
March 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
Feature Article of Sunday, 18 March 2018Columnist: Ben Dotsei MalorBen Dotsei Malor writes: Just one act can change a destinyEric LavoeI very nearly didn’t make it to Secondary School. The usual expectation or trajectory was to complete Middle School after Form 4, get your Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC), and then proceed with the rest of your in life. The idea of abandoning Middle School after Form 2, forsaking the MSLC, to start Secondary School was rather strange to me. I was simply fixated on completing Middle School and getting that Middle School Certificate in hand. Mr Lavoe is now in his 80s but looks 20 years younger - quite active, sharp, and full of life.
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General News of Sunday, 18 March 2018Source: primenewsghana.comNo group can threaten parliament to pass RTI Bill – Deputy SpeakerFirst Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei OwusuFirst Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu has said no pressure group can threaten Parliament to pass the RTI Bill into law. A pressure group, Right to Information Coalition on March 15, 2018, gave the government a 10-day ultimatum to lay the RTI Bill before parliament so as the house will pass the Bill into Law. 2018 marks 22 years since the first Right to Information RTI Bill was drafted under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA. It also marks 16 years since the Executive arm of government in 2002 drafted the first RTI Bill. In a related development, Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has been accused by George Loh of sabotaging the passage of the much-awaited RTI Bill into Law during the sixth Parliament.
March 18, 2018 07:41 UTC
They themselves told me the Traboulsi Marwan guy has fixed a CCTV camera overlooking the area and whatever happens at the Presidential VVIP area they see everything”, he added. National security should go by themselves to disconnect it. Mr Agyapong avers that Traboulsi Marwan is abusing the said contract with national security officials at the airport looking on helplessly because of the ‘powers’ behind Traboulsi. “He (Traboulsi Marwan) doesn’t even allow National Security to enter his compound …. And we (NPP) are also allowing it to continue because he is Ex President Rawlings close friend”, he said on Oman FM Thursday.
March 18, 2018 05:26 UTC
Brushing off any business links alleged between himself and his wife on one hand and Traboulsi Marwan on the other, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings said Traboulsi was “brilliant” and “efficient”. Mr Agyapong avers that Traboulsi Marwan is abusing the said contract with national security officials at the airport looking on helplessly because of the ‘powers’ behind Traboulsi. “He (Traboulsi Marwan) doesn’t even allow National Security to enter his compound …. And we (NPP) are also allowing it to continue because he is Ex President Rawlings close friend”, he said on Oman FM Thursday. Mr Kennedy Agyapong noted that Mr Rawlings wouldn’t have allowed such a contract if it was under his own government.
March 18, 2018 05:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 17 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI will support Marwan Traboulsi any day - Rawlings replies Kennedy AgyapongFormer President Jerry John Rawlings and Kennedy AgyapongFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has reiterated his support and confidence in the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Ghana, Mr. Marwan Traboulsi after the latter was accused to be involved in a dubious contract deal by leading member of the governing NPP, Kennedy Agyapong. He also claimed that Mr, Traboulsi was abusing the said contract with national security officials at the airport looking on helplessly because of the ‘powers’ behind the businessman. He later secured an aircraft that not only exported his produce but that of other farmers,” Flt Lt Rawlings said. “Traboulsi later left farming and diversified into cargo handling where his efficiency won him a bid to manage cargo handling at the airport. “His efficiency level was so high we could beat South Africa by 30 minutes in cargo handling operations.
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Regional News of Saturday, 17 March 2018Source: ghanaguardian.comStudent deaths: There will be justice - Ejurahene assures residentsEjurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie IIThe Ejurahene, Barimah Osei Hwedie II, has assured residents of Ejura that everything is going to be done to ensure there is justice for the families of the students who were knocked down and killed in the town few days ago. Barimah Hwedie has also vowed to personally work with the Police and the courts until the final determination of the matter. Speaking to the media, Barimah Osei Hwedie said he had convened a meeting on Sunday with all stakeholders to deliberate on the way forward. ‘These are our children and my elders and I will do everything possible to ensure that justice is done. ‘Ejura is a peaceful place, and we will do everything possible to maintain the peace,’ Barimah Osei Hwedie assured.
March 17, 2018 18:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 17 March 2018Source: Conrad KakrabaTop African scientist speaks to HCC students and facultyDr. Julius HaganStudents and Faculty of Heritage Christian Univ. College were privileged to interact with a top African Scientist, Dr. Julius Hagan who spoke to students on opportunities for growth and development and scholarships in various fields. He is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Genetics and Genomics from International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He is currently a member of TWAS Young Affiliate and a founding member of The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Young Affiliate Network (TYAN).
March 17, 2018 16:18 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 17 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghCouple rallies support for family planning in Kasena Nankana West DistrictSome of the women being educated on family planningThe 2011 Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF indicates that low adoption of Family Planning (FP) methods contributes to up to 25 per cent of newborn deaths in the country. Although Ghana has long prioritised Family Planning (FP) as a key strategy for addressing the country’s health, social and economic issues, uptake of the service is still very low. Stakeholders working to promote FP in Ghana have over the years attributed parts of the low uptake of FP services in the country to lack of education and interest. The couple, Mr Asaane Asansiba and Madam Asansiba Akanborige campaign against community stigmatization and criminalization of FP to improve maternal and newborn health in Kasena Nankana West District. He said in order to sustain the interest of the people in FP services, Local Champions have been identified to carry out education campaigns in the district.
March 17, 2018 15:45 UTC
In a related development, 129 other suspected criminals had also been arrested at Kaneshie, Nima, Madina and Weija for their alleged involvement in a number of organized crimes at Kokrobitey and its environs. At the Nima Divisional Command, ASP Tenge said 17 suspected criminals were busted. The Madina Divisional police embarked on the exercise in areas like Taifa Burkina and surrounding areas and apprehended 24 suspected criminals at a drinking spot. Finally, the Weija Divisional police also conducted their operation yesterday and ended with the arrest of 66 suspects in their various hideouts. A number of mobile phones, and dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, were also found on some of the suspects.
March 17, 2018 14:48 UTC
“That Stelin Company, we will go after them… Ibrahim imported Hilux. “The attacks on Stelin Automotive and Trading Company appeared to be an indirect way of attacking Mr. Ibrahim Mahama because the cars were cleared on behalf of Engineers &Planners Limited”, he stated. This is not the first time Mr Kennedy Agyapong is making allegations against Mr Ibrahim Mahama which eventually turned out to be false. Last week, the outspoken lawmaker alleged ‘some impropriety’ in the part of Mr Ibrahim Mahama over the servicing of his cars at the Air Cargo section of the Kotoka International Airport. Officials of NACOB who supervised the disembarking of the luxury vehicles disputed Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s version of events.
March 17, 2018 14:37 UTC