The Operation Vanguard team comprises of personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces and other security agencies. Mr Darfour said: “There are some youths here who get the Vanguards to a location and bribe them, so, it does not work. He wondered why OV personnel will resist the temptation of stealing huge amounts of money seized from the galamseyers and later settle for a pittance as bribe. He cited an instance in Atiwa where OV personnel seized over GHS40,000 from the illegal miners to use as exhibits. He said OV personnel have received several calls from people who wanted to bribe them, however, they have always resisted the temptation.
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: classfmonline.comGalamsey: 699 culprits arrested - VanguardsOperation Vanguard taskforce is the team set up to deal with illegal miners nationwideLeader of the Operation Vanguard anti-galamsey taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong has disclosed that hundreds of illegal miners and thousands of equipment has been seized in three regions alone. “We have been able to effect as many as 699 arrests in Eastern region, Ashanti region and Western region,” Col Agyapong noted on Thursday, December 14. He said the arrested persons have been processed and are at various stages of being taken to court with only “64 persons prosecuted so far. In addition, the Vanguards have been able to immobilise over 3000 machines used on water bodies for galamsey activities. Meanwhile, Col Agyapong has refuted claims that the Vanguards are taking bribes from some local and foreign nationals involved in illegalsmall scale mining activities.
Regional News of Friday, 15 December 2017Source: ultimatefmonline.comOperation Vanguard members collecting bribes from illegal miners – MinisterOperation Vanguard was instituted as part of efforts to end galamseyThe Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour has alleged that some illegal miners in the region are bribing members of the Operation Vanguard team, which is hampering the fight against galamsey. According to Mr Darfour, some of the miners who are able to pay monies demanded by members of the Operation Vanguard are left off the hook. Mr Darfour, however, acknowledged that the Operation Vanguard team has managed to arrest several illegal miners in a bid to stop galamsey. They should not think of releasing their confiscated equipment,” Mr Darfour added. ‘Operation Vanguard’ was officially inaugurated on July 31, to enforce the ban on illegal and small-scale mining across the country.
The NPP government under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, is on course and delivering on the election promises it made to the people of Ghana. The citizens of Ghana are encourage by the achievements chalked just within the first year of President Akufo Addo and the NPP government. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is a visionary leader who will surely carry Ghana to economic and political paradise. The NPP is committed to fulfilling the pledge they made to Ghanaians during the 2016 elections campaign. The Party 's campaign promises were not juicy campaign promises.
December 14, 2017 14:03 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: citifmonline.comFederations must meet criteria before accessing Sports Fund - Moses Foh-AmoaningFormer President of the Ghana Boxing Authority and panelist at the Stakeholders Consultative Forum for the National Sports Development Fund, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has revealed that sporting federations will have to go through a strict criterion before being able to access the Fund when it is established. The Finance Ministry backed the Sports Ministry’s proposal for the Sports Fund in the 2018 budget reading last month, and the Ministry of Sports has began preparations towards the establishment of the fund. The Deputy Minister of Sports Pius Hadzide earlier this year outlined plans of the Sports Ministry to categorize and prioritize sporting federations ahead of the 2018 sporting season, and Moses Foh-Amoaning says certain indicators will have to be met in order for federations to be given the right to access the Fund. There will be provisions in the LI governing the Sports Fund as to how you can qualify to access the Fund,” he said. “This will ensure that if there are federations who do not meet the criteria they cannot access the funds.”Watch video:
December 14, 2017 13:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: 3news.comPNC wants Charlotte Osei out before 2020EC Chair Charlotte Osei was accused of irregularities in the petitionNational Treasurer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Akanni Adams says the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Charlotte Osei, should have resigned long before hearing began on a petition filed to look into her tenure. His comments come on the back of a five-member committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to probe Charlotte Osei following the referral of a petition from the presidency. Two other commissioners – Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa – were initially fingered by Mrs Osei as being behind the petition. On Tuesday, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) said it was interested in the case and ready to provide evidence to precipitate the impeachment process of the EC Chair. But the PNC National Treasurer says his party has not decided yet to tow PPP’s line but removing Charlotte Osei, who was appointed in 2015, “will be the best thing that can happen to us ahead of the 2020 elections”.
December 14, 2017 13:30 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: adomonline.com‘I will die for Shatta Wale' - PromzyPromzy Afrika, former member of the defunct VIP music groupPromzy Afrika, a former member of defunct hiplife group VIP, has expressed his immense love for Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in showbiz as Shatta Wale. However, in a Facebook live video today, Promzy declared his love for the SM Boss rubbishing the rumours that he has a feud with the ‘Ayoo’ hitmaker. Asked by one of his crew about his beef with Shatta Wale, Promzy said ‘I love my son. I will die for him, I will slap for him. I love Shatta Wale from the bottom of my heart.’He continued that ‘I love real people from the bottom of my heart but I don’t like people who disrespect where they are coming from.’
December 14, 2017 13:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comPolicitising investigations against EC Chair, 2 others unfortunate – HamidInformation Minister, Mustapha HamidInformation Minister, Mustapha Hamid has rebuffed claims by some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the government is plotting the removal of Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, from office. Her two deputies are to also answer for their alleged roles in the disappearance of some GHS480,000 from the EC’s Endowment Fund, among other allegations. But Mustapha Hamid said the government had no hand in the issues leading to the constitution of the committee to investigate the EC Boss. They are also under investigation, too, [so] why are they not saying that they are being hounded,” Hamid interrogated. According to Mustapha Hamid, the current happenings at the central bank “have everything to do with the deputy governor and his employers” therefore the government would leave that for management of the bank to handle.
December 14, 2017 13:07 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: 3news.comMine workers petition Parliament over Goldfields layoff decisionGoldfields’ layoff according to the company is part of organizational restructuringMembers of the Mine Workers Union of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) have petitioned Parliament to intervene in the recent decision by Goldfields Ghana Limited to lay off some 1,500 workers. The Union marched to Parliament in red to present the petition. “They cannot do anything untoward,” General Secretary of the Union Prince William Ankrah said on Thursday when they presented the petition. Goldfields Ghana Ltd says its decision to lay off the workers this month is part of measures to change its business model. Their petition was specifically meant for the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament.
December 14, 2017 12:56 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comNewcastle ready to offer cash plus player for Afriyie AcquahAfriyie Acquah could be on his way to EnglandRaphael Benitez has identified Ghanaian enforcer, Afriyie Acquah, as the man to shore up his leaky back line and has offered player plus cash for the services of the Torino hard tackler. The Magpies are on a dreadful run in the premiership after some impressive run of matches at the start of the season. The Toon army, however, earmarked the Ghanaian import to shore up the defensive midfield role, willing to offer Alexander Mitrovic plus cash to secure the services of the Torino hard tackler. With Torino looking for a partner to the misfiring Andre Bellotti, the Granata might just endorse the business without any long tussle. A return of 89 minutes in the Premier League all season long is a testimony of how Mitrovic has lost his place at St James Park under Raphael Benitez.
December 14, 2017 12:33 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: Goal.comWest Ham boss expresses faith in AyewAyew(L) has had little consideration under MoyesWest Ham United manager David Moyes has iterated his belief in his outfit's scoring prowess despite adopting a more conservative approach in recent games. “I think the other games [against teams of equal strength] will give us the opportunity to go onto the front foot, rather than always sitting back in. It will give us a good chance.”Ayew has had little consideration under Moyes thus far as he has started only one of six games under the former Manchester United boss. According to reports, West Ham are willing to cut ties with the Ghanaian when the transfer window opens in January as Moyes has no game time guarantees for the 27-year-old. Swansea City, from whom he joined West Ham, West Bromwich Albion and Italian side Inter Milan are said to be interested in the attacker's services.
December 14, 2017 12:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: citifmonline.comNitiwul offers GHC10,000 for capture of Bimbilla woman’s killerDominic Nitiwul, Minister of DefenceMinister of Defence and Member of Parliament for Bimbila in the Northern Region, Dominic Nitiwul has offered a GHc 10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of a woman in the Bimbila township. “Because of the troubles in that area, I think some people keep some ammo in places they shouldn’t keep [it]. He offered up the reward as he urged the police do all it could to arrest the perpetrators of the crime. The Bimbilla township has over the last few years been considered a crime hotspot leading to series of violent clashes involving the use of ammunition. Last week, the celebration of the annual Damba festival in Bimbilla was suspended to prevent any potential conflict.
December 14, 2017 12:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghKABA goes home on SaturdayKABA died on Saturday, November 18Nearly one month after he shockingly passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, late Asempa FM presenter, Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong popularly known as KABA, will be laid to rest this weekend. The final funeral rites will be held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra on Saturday. KABA’s body will be laid in state for public viewing followed by the burial service. He also urged sympathisers to come and pay their last respects to the journalist whose excellent work won him many admirers. KABA is survived by his wife Valentina Acheampong and a seven-month-old daughter.
December 14, 2017 12:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: adomonline.comSanitation Minister voted worst minister in Akufo-Addo’s governmentJoseph Kofi Adda, Sanitation MinisterListeners of Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ have voted Sanitation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda as the Minister who under-performed within the first year of the Akufo-Addo government. Gender Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba was also voted as the second worse performing Minister. Employment Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Fisheries Minister, Afoley Quaye, Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh all came up as part of the worse performing Ministers in the Akufo-Addo government. Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, Agric Minister, Dr Afriyie Akoto, Environment Minister, Kwabena Frimpong Manso came up as part of the list of worse performing Ministers. Responding to this, the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid said it would be difficult rate his performance at the Information Ministry as according to him, ‘no Information Minister has ever been popular’.
December 14, 2017 11:41 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 14 December 2017Source: ghanafuo.comI'm not bothered about what you think about my choice of a husband - MzVeeDancehall artiste, MzVee has said she does not really care about how people feel about her opinion on who her ideal man is and the fact that she will always look out for a man who is rich when choosing a marriage partner. According to her, it's imperative that she chooses a man who has enough money to complement her because she wants the best for her nuclear family and will not settle for less in her quest to do that as a successful artiste in Ghana. She indicated that although she wants a filthy rich man as a husband, she will not sit back and watch him pay all the bills but will rather support him with her substance to ensure that their children go to the good schools, wear the best of dresses and have the best of lives. On whether or not she will not look out for character when it comes to selecting a man for marriage, MzVee indicated that although she is not peculiar about character, she will look out for the person's believes and goals in life in order to agree to get married to the person. She indicated that she is not worried about peoples perception of her because she chooses to be happy in life.
December 14, 2017 11:03 UTC