Sports News of Sunday, 17 February 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comKassim Nuhu stars as TSG Hoffenheim thump Hannover 96Kassim NuhuGhana defender Kassim Nuhu lasted the entire duration for TSG Hoffeinheim in their 3-0 thrashing of Hannover 96 on Saturday in the German Bundesliga. The defender was a rock at the back as Hoffeinheim kept a clean sheet. The lead was quickly doubled when Belfodil, who scored a brace from the bench in last week’s comeback draw at Borussia Dortmund, flicked on a Demirbay free-kick into the far corner with the back of his neck. Hoffenheim restarted the game with the same intent as the first half and had a number of chances to wrap up the three points early. More opportunities fell for Demirbay and Andrej Kramaric before the former finally curled home his fourth goal of the season from the edge of the area to rub further salt in the Hannover wounds.
February 16, 2019 17:48 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgPIAC seeks info on physical infrastructural projects nationwideDr. Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC)The Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC) Secretariat has called on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) to provide it with information on all physical infrastructural projects it intends to fund with petroleum revenue in the country in 2019. This, according to the PIAC, an independent statutory body mandated to promote transparency and accountability in the management of the nation’s petroleum revenue would enable it to track and monitor such projects to avoid misappropriation of petroleum revenue. Dr Steve Manteaw, a policy analyst and Chair of PIAC, said the Committee had adopted some measures to ensure that the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country would utilise petroleum revenues for their intended purposes. He said PIAC has finalised the processes and very soon it would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Economic and Organised Crime Office to be able to facilitate prosecution of assemblies that would misappropriate petroleum revenue. Dr Manteaw expressed regret that though budgets were approved for, studies conducted by the PIAC showed there were several non-existent oil-funded projects in the country.
February 16, 2019 17:26 UTC
Dr. K. K Sarpong has come under intense pressure to reverse a decision that seeks to bring the procurement function of the Corporation’s Chief Finance Officer directly under him. Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adam Mutawakilu has also criticized the move by the GNPC CEO, saying it violates the principles of good corporate governance. Sarpong justified the move saying, “as you’re no doubt aware the public procurement authority and the central tender review committee have in correspondence received recently, indicated challenges with GNPC Procurement function. Sarpong’s GNPC procurement ‘hijack’ undermines transparency – LecturerA senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. John Gatsi had earlier said the decision by K.K. The CEO of the company is supposed to be the overall supervisor of activities within the company, but it should be placed directly under a procurement officer.
February 16, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: Starrfmonline.comK.K Sarpong, Freddie Blay in war of words over procurement at GNPCDr. K.K Sarpong, CEO of GNPCThe Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Authority (GNPC) Dr. K.K Sarpong has accused the board chair of the firm Freddie Blay of undermining his authority. According to him, the NPP chairman is interfering in roles specifically assigned to the Chief Executive. The two key officials of the state entity appear to have clashed on the recruitment of a procurement officer. I will humbly advice that you desist from issuing out instructions to my subordinates and rather deal with me as chief executive. The office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is subject to the direction of the Board of Directors.
February 16, 2019 16:42 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comMenzgold customers threaten another demo in TarkwaFile photo: Angry Menzgold customers holding placardsCustomers of gold dealership company Menzgold Ghana Limited have threatened to stage another demonstration in Tarkwa on 19th February 2019. This follows government’s failure to meet a three-day ultimatum for releasing details on the retrieval of customers’ locked up cash. A spokesperson of the coalition of aggrieved customers, Samuel Odartey in an interview with Citi News indicated that the demonstration is expected to compel government to address their concerns. “We have given government an ultimatum but it seems they are not heeding to our demands and so we want to do another nationwide demonstration in Tarkwa. It has however failed to fully pay its numerous aggrieved customers the value on their gold deposits as well as their entire investments.
February 16, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghpage.comKidnapped girls will never be found – Eagle ProphetEagle ProphetThe leader and founder of God’s Crown Chapel Prophet Reindolph Oduro known to many as Eagle Prophet has made another prophecy and this time it’s about the girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi. As the people of the Western Region hope and pray for the return of the three kidnapped girls especially since the arrested suspect has mentioned the name of his accomplice keeping the girls, the Eagle prophet thinks otherwise and has asked them and their families to forget about ever seeing the missing girls again. Eagle Prophet in an interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM’s mid-morning show disclosed that it is very sad that people always come out to attack him when he reveals what the Lord tells him. He reveals that currently the young ladies have been divided into two groups. He added that in the spiritual realm, he sees some of the kidnapped young girls in Burkina Faso and others in Cote D’Ivoire.
February 16, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghI want to appear before AWW commission – NDC candidateDelali Kwesi BrempongThe National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, Delali Kwesi Brempong, has expressed interest to appear before the Justice Emile Short Commission set up to investigate the violence that characterized the poll. He said the Commission is yet to invite him formally to testify and he will willingly oblige. Six others have also been arrested with several others being brutalized by armed masked men reportedly from the National Security. “I am a pharmacist and not a gun manufacturer so how could I fire gunshots from my house?” Brempong asked. The three-member Commission of Inquiry set up by President Akufo-Addo has a month to complete its public hearings.
February 16, 2019 14:48 UTC
Other Sports of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comConquerors unbeaten in Ghana Rugby ChampionshipConquerors SC are the defending champions of the Ghana Rugby Club ChampionshipThe incumbent champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Conquerors SC, continued their unbeaten streak in Accra on Sunday 10 February 2019 when they beat challenger Dansoman Hurricanes convincingly 31-3 at the St Thomas Aquinas SHS pitch. The fourth matchday of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship that was sponsored by popular Accra Restaurant, Smoke ‘n’ Barrel produced an exciting conversion. According to the President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, the women’s match was part of the strategy to determine the Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens Eagles team that will compete in this year’s Africa Rugby Women’s Sevens Cup. “Ghana Rugby has a busy international continental programme in 2019 that will see it compete in at least five Rugby Africa Tournaments. About Ghana RugbyGhana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country.
February 16, 2019 14:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: 3news.comNational Security operatives gather intelligence, they don’t take action – Nunoo-MensahA former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-MensahA former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah says operatives of the National Security have no business moving in or taking action into dealing with violence or crime situations. The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah told the Commission on Thursday that the armed masked men who went to the residence of the NDC candidate based on intelligence are National Security operatives. National Security should not have troops,” Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah explained. He expressed doubt over the armed masked men who were at the NDC candidate’s house being real National Security operatives. The former National Security Advisor called for swift measures to bring perpetrators to book.
February 16, 2019 14:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.com2019 Hajj fare pegged at GHC19,500; 6,000 pilgrims targetedParticipants have been promised a stress free experienceSheikh I.C Quaye, the Chairman of the Hajj Board, has announced that the fare for this year’s 2019 Hajj pilgrimage is GHC 19,500.00, an equivalent of $3,750 dollars. Sheikh Quaye, who made this known at the official launch of the 2019 Hajj season in Accra, said payment of the Hajj package would not be accepted after the April 30, 2019 deadline. “The quota for the 2019 season is 6,000 pilgrims. From today the pilgrims are going to start paying. A deadline is also necessary because without it there will be commotion and that is why the deadline has been set at April 30, 2019.
February 16, 2019 14:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: bbc.com/pidgin'You no fit cook jollof, elections turn fiasco, so what Nigeria fit do well? '- Ghanaians shade NigeriansThe trolls come after an announcement by Nigeria's EC that the polls have been postponedGhanaians start dey throw shade at Nigerians after di Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission (INEC) announce say dem dey postpone di election for one week hours to di polls. West African neighbour, Ghana, dey wonder what else Nigerians go fit do well sake of dem no dey fit cook jollof, elections too dem no fit hold am. Some Ghanaians enter social media dey ask Naija say apart from eba and bitter leaf soup, what else dem fit do sake of dem no dey fit cook jollof, elections too dem no dey see kpaa. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu talk say "to go on plus di election as scheduled no longer be feasible."
February 16, 2019 13:52 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: Footballmadeinghana.comI’m not the best coach in Ghana – CK AkunnorCK Akunnor, head coach of Asante KotokoAsante Kotoko trainer CK Akonnor has played down calls that he is the best coach in Ghana now following his tremendous transformation of the club. Akonnor was named the head coach of the Porcupine Warriors in October last year and has since transformed the club despite no competition in Ghana, just under four months. “I’m not the best manager in the country now. I’ll be the best when I retire,” Akonnor told FootballMadeInGhana.com after his side’s clash with ZESCO United on Wednesday. Akonnor adds that there have been coaches who guided him to where he is today and will prefer calling them the best and not himself.
February 16, 2019 13:41 UTC
He acknowledged her multitasking role as contributing significantly towards the development of nursing and midwifery in Ghana and the world at large. Mr Nyante was speaking to the Ghana News Agency on the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. According to a WHO release, this designation is expected to be presented to member states of the 72nd World Health Assembly for final consideration and endorsement. He said, “This celebration offers a platform to recognise past and present nurse leaders globally, raise the visibility of the nursing profession in policy dialogue and invest in the development and increased capacity of the nursing workforce. Marking two hundred years since her birth with this dedication is extremely fitting.
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgLOAD Ghana calls for stringent measures to regulate sale of alcoholFile PhotoMr Roger Atambire Abaa, the Executive Director of Life of Alcohol and Drugs Ghana, (LOAD-Ghana), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called for stringent measures to regulate the brewing of alcoholic beverages and the establishment of drinking bars in the country. He said the rate at which alcoholic beverage brewers and drinking bars were springing up in the country was alarming and worrisome as some were cited close to schools. He urged the various metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to introduce measures to regulate the increasing number of bars, with emphasis on those near schools. Citing the Upper East Region for example, Mr Abaa said many schools in the region including the Bolgatanga Senior High, Zamse Senior High Technical, Bolgatanga Girls Senior High and many Junior High Schools had drinking spots situated close to them. LOAD-Ghana has over the years organized series of sensitization programmes and counseling in schools and other institutions in the region.
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgSpousal violence is a crime; report all cases – CHRAJCommission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice logoMr Shadrach Majisi, an officer of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has called on women to report all forms of violence perpetrated by their partners for the appropriate action. He said quite often many women have kept quiet over abuses and violence perpetrated against them by their partners and refuse to report with the excuse that, they had to endure such abuses for the sake of their marriages. Mr Majisi said “violence and abuse against women irrespective of relationship was a crime that must not be tolerated by any individual”. Speaking at a forum organized by the Department of Gender under the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Protection in Koforidua, he said statistics reveals that gender based violence was on the increase and that many women suffered various forms of deformities and even death from gender based violence and abuse. The forum was held to sensitize women groups in Koforidua and its environs on gender based violence in the wake of reports of kidnapping, human trafficking and sexual abuse of minors among others.