General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: adomonline.comAnas exposé: Akufo-Addo's action a diversionary tactic - Asiedu NketiaNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of GhanaThe General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the order by the President for the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service to investigate the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is nothing but a diversionary tactic. The CID has begun investigations into the case involving President of the GFA, Kwasi Nyantakyi. Mr. Nyantakyi is under investigation for allegedly using the name of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to lure some investors. The deal, Asiedu Nketia believes, is a stinky one which would cast the government in a negative light hence the decision to cause a diversion with the call for investigating Nyantakyi. “The President is unhappy with the contents of the tape hence the decision…,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Wednesday.
May 23, 2018 16:30 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comBotchwey, Kusi to deliver 2nd revolutionary lectureProfessor Kwesi Botchwey and Professor Newman K. KusiFormer Finance Minister Professor Kwesi Botchwey and Executive Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Professor Newman K. Kusi, will headline the second edition of the Revolutionary Lecture Series on Thursday, 31 May 2018, as part of activities marking the 39th anniversary of the June 4th uprising. Professor Botchwey is expected to deliver a lecture on Ghana’s economic and social situation prior to 1983. The Revolutionary Lecture Series is borne out of the experiences and philosophy of former President Jerry John Rawlings and the revolutionary transition Ghana went through. The Lecture Series draws revolutionary ideas and experiences from politics, trade & industry, academia, gender, foreign and the global environment with the hope to help transform and shape the national psyche, attitudes, and behaviours. The durbar which will be addressed by the leader of the revolution, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings will be under the theme: Re-organising Towards The Core Values.
May 23, 2018 16:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comMinority not involved in $89m Kelni GVG deal – Haruna IddrisuHaruna Iddrisu, Minority LeaderThe Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has distanced himself from any negotiation or transaction leading to the $89 million Kelni GVG deal with the Ministry of Communication. We have also not been part of any negotiation or transaction with Kelni GVG as being reported.”Below is the full statement:My attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds on Ghanaweb.com and attributed to Starrfmonlinc.com with the headline “Top Opposition MP behind $89M Kelni GVG deal. I wish to state for the records that neither myself as the “Minority Leader nor any of my colleagues on the Minority” work with or for the Ministry of Communications nor the National Communications Authority. We have also not been part of any negotiation or transaction with Kelni GVG as being reported. Haruna Iddrisu, MP and Minority Leader
May 23, 2018 15:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: ghanacrusader.comAnas exposé: The laws of Ghana frowns on secret recording – Effah- Dartey firesCaptain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, private legal practitionerCaptain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, a private legal practitioner, has questioned the modus operandi of investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas. He explained that, the laws of Ghana frown on secretly recording someone and using same as evidence against them. The former legislator also indicated that the people captured in Anas’ yet-to-be aired Number 12 undercover documentary, can sue the investigative journalist. Addressing the press on the issue, Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo is focused on tackling corruption and every individual found guilty in the documentary, will face the law. If we want to build a correct nation where we shall have progress and development based on justice and fair play, we need to do what is right.”Captain Effah Darteh further advised the affected persons to sue Anas in court, indicating that the High Court will rule on that before the video can be premiered.
May 23, 2018 15:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPut a padlock on your virginity till you're 18 – Gender Minister to girlsplay videoMinister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa DjabaThe Gender Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba has cautioned teenage girls against engaging in sexual promiscuity until they turn 18 years. Addressing the media at the press series at the Ministry of Information, the Minister advised young girls to keep their virginity secured till they are of age. Until 18, put a padlock on it and lock it and throw the key away,” she posited. In 2017, 986 adolescent girls in the Greater Accra Region engaged in illegal termination of their pregnancies. The figure comprised of 31 girls aged between 10 and 14, and 955 adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19 years.
May 23, 2018 15:45 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comMan threatens to sue hospital after losing wife, unborn tripletsFile photoA young man who lost his 21-year-old pregnant wife and their unborn triplets at the Koforidua Regional Hospital has initiated processes to sue the hospital management for negligence. He is alleging that the nurses on duty at the time his wife was admitted neglected their duties which resulted in the unfortunate incident. “I will like to appeal to the President and the Health Minister to make sure those nurses are brought to book for their irresponsible behaviour. According to the couple, the hospital had failed to provide convincing answers on what caused the death of the babies more than seven years after the unfortunate incident. Father of the babies, Amankwah Addo, had threatened to sue the Hospital and the Ministry of Health if their concerns are not addressed.
May 23, 2018 15:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comPhysically challenged woman wants ¢200,000 Africa World Airlines compensationRita KribaA physically challenged woman who was denied a seat on an Africa World Airlines flight has demanded compensation for discrimination and breach of contract. Her lawyers from Atuguba & Associates say the airline officials were rude to their Client and embarrassed her publicly because she is physically challenged. To our Client’s dismay however, she was prevented from boarding the flight because she is physically challenged. In fact, the airline officials were rude to our Client and embarrassed her publicly because she is physically challenged. Subsequently, our Client’s agent was called to explain the circumstances to officials of your airline, whereupon the said airline officials refused to speak to our client’s agent.
May 23, 2018 14:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comNyantakyi saga: Presidency breached confidentiality – BaakoKweku Baako, Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide NewspaperEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has slammed the Presidency over a breach of confidentiality in the matter involving the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi in a possible case of defrauding by false pretense. But speaking on Peace FM Wednesday, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako who’s a known personal friend of President Akufo Addo expressed his disappointment in the Presidency over how the matter was handled. “I protested at the event that happened yesterday and I gave reasons why I protested and indeed my protest has been communicated to the President himself. But I insisted that I should still have been told that this is the basis for triggering this Press conference. What happened yesterday amounts to a breach of it.
May 23, 2018 13:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: adomonline.comKen Agyapong named in Anas' investigative videoKennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin CentralMaverick politician, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong is the latest big man in Ghana whose name is allegedly contained in the yet-to-be shown Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigative video, “Number 12”. He was named by embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, as one of the people he has links within the current administration. Speaking on Oman FM’s Boiling Point on Tuesday, Ken said Kwesi Nyantakyi claimed he was one of his small boys in the ruling party. Nyantakyi claimed that Ken was at the Roads Ministry and could help him and his investors get contracts. “But this was just bragging and empty talk which made no sense…how can I be his small boy…,” he queried.
May 23, 2018 13:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comDon’t pay for service postings – NSS cautions publicNSS have cautioned general public to be cautions of fraudsters claiming they can help with postingsThe National Service Secretariat has warned potential service personnel and the public to be cautious of persons who claim they can help them secure postings to their preferred institutions at a fee. The secretariat said it does not charge prospective service personnel any fee before posting them to any institution, neither has it contracted any individual to undertake that service. Management by this statement wishes to inform prospective National Service Personnel and the general public that posting of Service Personnel does not attract any fee. Eligible National Service Personnel should note that, Management of the Scheme does not engage the services of agents for postings and would not be responsible for any acts of extortion and defrauding. ISSUED BY: PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORATENATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME – ACCRADo not pay money for NSS postings by GhanaWeb Editorial on Scribd
May 23, 2018 13:30 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: ghanaguardian.com$89m Kelni GVG deal: Ursula Owusu lambastes Franklin CudjoeUrsula Owusu tagged the IMANI boss as a critic who spoke ignorantlyCommunications Minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful launched a scathing attack on President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe after he called on President Akufo-Addo to sack her over the controversial $89 million contract with Kelni GVG. Every step taken was with the full knowledge and collaboration of the finance minister and the evidence is there. “Imani has not spoken to the MTN CEO on this Kelni GVG transaction yet Franklin Cudjoe quotes him on air as being opposed to this transaction. President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, recently called on the Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu Ekulful to step aside and allow investigations into the $89 million contract with Kelni GVG. Government has signed an $89 million contract with Kelni GVG to deal with revenue losses and simbox fraud involving telcos.
May 23, 2018 13:30 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: 3news.comAnas showing exposé to Akufo-Addo before public wrong – BagbinAlban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of ParliamentSecond Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has questioned the screening of the latest exposé of ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to the president before the widely-publicised screening at the Accra International Conference Center. “There are question marks to this.”‘There is an issue there’The documentary is said to have sent shivers down the spine of football administrators. The head of the country’s football-governing body has already subjected himself to the CID investigations following his return to Ghana from Morocco. Mr Bagbin claims the exposé should have been shown to the public first so that viewers can judge those to be charged with corruption if any. “Why are some people given that opportunity to see the documentary before the general public.
May 23, 2018 13:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comNumber 12: Sue Anas - Effah-DarteyCaptain Nkrabea Effah-DarteyCaptain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, a private legal practitioner, has questioned the mode of operation by investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas. According to him, the laws of Ghana frown on secretly recording someone and using same as evidence against them. The former lawmaker explained that the people captured in Anas’ yet-to-be aired Number 12 undercover documentary, can sue the investigative journalist. “You cannot secretly record somebody and use it against him, especially when the person has not been given the opportunity to respond. They can sue him in court.”
May 23, 2018 13:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comDouble Salary Saga: I was underpaid – HarunaHaruna Iddrisu is Minority Leader in ParliamentMinority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has disclosed that contrary to claims that he drew double salary while serving as MP-Minister, he was actually underpaid. Mr Iddrisu and some Mahama appointees who were also lawmakers, are being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service over the matter. Speaking at an encounter with the media in Accra on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, Mr Iddrisu said he had evidence to show that he was not over paid. He said: “Since it’s under investigations, I’ll leave it under investigations but note that Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader, the very government that says I’ve been overpaid or got double salary, there is absolute evidence that I was underpaid, so, they should go and look at their system failures. “I can give you evidence, for four years, I was never paid rent allowance but I could have never known… as there is overpayment, there is underpayment and we’ll deal with it as an employer-employee relationship matter without prejudice to whatever position they maintain”.
May 23, 2018 13:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 23 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comNyantakyi lands, reports to CIDKwesi Nyantakyi, Ghana Football Association PresidentPresident of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi, has reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in relation to ongoing investigations into corruption allegations leveled against him. Mr Nyantakyi, who arrived in the country today from CAF assignments in Morocco and Egypt, went to the CID Headquarters in Accra following a report made by President Nana Akufo-Addo that the GFA boss used his name and office fraudulently. President Akufo-Addo reported him on Tuesday, 22 May after having been privy to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas' Number 12 undercover documentary. Meanwhile, the police have assured the public that due processes would be followed in the investigation.
May 23, 2018 12:33 UTC