General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: primenewsghana.comAkufo-Addo must recall Ghana's envoy to Israel - Ras MubarakRas Mubarak, Member of Parliament for KumbunguNational Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Ras Mubarak, has called on President Akufo-Addo to recall his envoy to Israel in the wake of Israel's killing of 60 Palestinian protesters, and the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week. According to the NDC MP, Akufo-Addo must join countries such as South Africa, Turkey and Ireland that have recalled their envoys, after Israel’s recent massacre of 60 unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza buffer zone. It is inconceivable that Ghana - one of Africa’s first nations to gain independence - continues to have relations with Israel, a modern-day settler-colonial power,” Mubarak said. “I am proud that my country was on the right side of history in December’s vote against the US and Israel,” Mubarak said. “Ghanaian Members of Parliament and other progressive voices will continue to stand with Palestine, and will continue to strive and fight for justice for the Palestinian people”, Mubarak declared.
May 21, 2018 06:56 UTC
George Dankwa Otempong has since denied conspiracy to commit crime, forgery of official documents and tendering forged documents. His accomplice, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, the managing director of the company has been deported. Police Chief Inspector Francis Tassan told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Sachin Nambeear, the Prosecution witness, is an international businessman and resident in India. Otempong was employed as a clerk and Sivaram as the director whereas their colleague, one Robert Quartey as the secretary of the company. The Prosecution said in 2010, the two accused removed Quartey as the secretary and Otempong acted instead without the employer’s knowledge.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy horrible experience as a trokosi victim in Ghana - Togolese woman narratesplay videoBrigitte Sossou Perenyi was a victim of trokosi but was freed after 'CBS 60 minutes' news reportThousands of women across West Africa have been enslaved by a centuries-old practice called “trokosi”. “With the help of a charity body called international needs, an American viewer flew to Ghana to negotiate my release. Later Brigitte’s father had to consult a soothsayer and he told him Brigitte was alive, but he couldn’t tell her whereabouts. I’m just happy that you’re back home…but if you want to blame somebody, blame me,” he told Brigitte in tears. Among the Ewes who practice the ritual in Ghana, variations of the practice are also called trokosi, fiashidi, and woryokwe, with "trokosi" being the most common of those terms.
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Business News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe are poised to meet the deadline for the new minimum capital – GN Bank CEOplay videoChief Executive Officer of GN Bank, Issah AdamChief Executive Officer of GN Bank, Issah Adam has revealed that the bank is on track to meet the deadline for Bank of Ghana’s new minimum capital requirement as shareholders were able to raise more than they had projected in the first quarter of the year. According to him even though the bank’s shareholders pledged to raise in ¢56million in the first quarter of the year they raised ¢60million. So, we are on track and this quarter two, we are really poised to be able to deliver what we promised that we going to come up with.”The Bank of Ghana, in 2017 announced an increment in the minimum capital requirement of Universal Banks from ¢120 million to ¢400 million giving commercial banks up to December 2018 to meet the new capital which represents an increase of 233 percent. There have been fears of Indigenous banks not being able to meet the requirement following the collapse of UT and Capital Banks as well as the subsequent takeover of UniBank. Various indigenous banks including GN Bank has however assured its customers on various occasions that they will meet the deadline for the new requirement.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgYouth called on to desist from occultism and peer pressureFile photoProfessor Samuel Olufem Adebule, Head of Department of Test, Measurement and Evolution, Guidance and Counselling of the Faculty of Education, Ekite State University, Nigeria has called on youth to desist from occultism and peer pressure. Occultism and pressure he said would destroy their education and their future if they allowed them to occupy their time, adding that, instead, they should let their education be their top most priority. The forum was under the topic “Managing Occultism in Senior High School, the role of Stakeholders”. Prof. Adebule defined occultism as the study of upper natural activities, which could have negative impact on those who indulge in such practices. Ms. Francisca Lamani a Counsellor, called on parents to be role models to their children lead exemplary lives for their children to emulate them.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comIgnite passion to support the needy, vulnerable in society – First LadyFirst Lady, Rebecca Akufo-AddoThe First Lady has urged church groups, corporate entities and individuals to tailor some of their activities to include support for the needy and vulnerable in society. Rebecca Akufo-Addo who is also Head of the Rebecca Foundation said helping the poor is divine as it would help in the giver’s admission to Heaven. Mrs Akufo-Addo also encouraged the congregation to practise a prayer culture as it the key to overcoming trying circumstances. She advised the congregation to not only go to church but be steadfast in prayer and fasting. Adored for her numerous humanitarian activities, especially towards women and children, she commended the fellowship for prioritising the care of the vulnerable in society.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Classfmonline.com‘My life is in danger; they want to kill me’ - Akua BlakofeAkua BlakofeResigned Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC), Akua Blakofe, has said she no longer feels safe in Ghana, since her life is under threat for wanting to do the right thing. “We woke up one morning to news that Fennec had been murdered. We woke up to news about the young bank worker who was murdered. We don't know what issues they had. It means I'm speaking the truth and they need to get rid of me.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.com$89m telecom deal puts Ghanaians’ data at risk - Franklin CudjoePresident of IMANI Africa, Franklin CudjoePresident of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has rubbished the Ministry of Communications’ clarification on the $89 million contract with a Haitian firm, KelniGVG for the provision of oversight and revenue assurance monitoring equipment. Mr. Cudjoe further argued that the deal will only put the data of Ghanaians at risk, saying “Ghanaians will have their data threatened if they allow this GVG company to play with their phone calls, chats, everything. In a direct response to a deputy Communications Minister, George Andah, Mr Cudjoe questioned whether there was a tender document regarding the deal. In testing the system so far, is there any variance between CDR data and the data they purport to be getting from GVG’s system? Ghanaians will have their data threatened if they allow this GVG company to play with their phone calls, chats, everything.
May 20, 2018 15:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comUse the Ramadan month to pray for Ghana – Bawumia charge Muslimsplay videoDr Mahamudu Bawumia was addressing Muslims community during his tour to the Volta RegionVice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Muslims to use the period of Ramadan to pray for the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, as well as the people of Ghana. According to the Vice President, “The month of Ramadan is a month that we believe the Koran was given to humanity. Dr Bawumia was in the Volta Region on the first leg of a nationwide Ramadan tour to pray with his Muslim brethren and seek Allah’s blessing for the nation. Whilst in the region, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Togbi Amenya Fiti IV, and Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of the Gbi Traditional State. The Vice President will visit the Eastern Region in the second leg of the Ramadan tour on Sunday 20th May 2018.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comGovernment response on 89m telecom deal ‘hypocritical’- Frankin cudjoeFranklin Cudjoe, Founding President of think tank IMANIPresident of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has rubbished the Ministry of Communications’ clarification on the $89 million contracts with a Haitian firm, KelniGVG for the provision of oversight and revenue assurance monitoring equipment. In a direct response to a deputy Communications Minister, George Andah, Mr Cudjoe questioned whether there was a tender document regarding the deal. a. IMANI’s First publication : IMANI ALERT: Of Telecom Revenue Assurance and the Game of Musical Chairs by the Ministry of Communicationsb. Ministry’s Response: Gov’t debunks IMANI claims on ‘Subah-like’ dealc. IMANI’s Response1. • How Come the website of the company was registered only after Christmas last year, even after they signed a contract? This is a mark of a professional entityExhibit 5: On the Homepage is The Telecom Gurus.
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Regional News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAWLA advocates for extension of ‘Justice for all program’ to prisons in the northplay videoExecutive Director of African Women Lawyers Association, Edna KumaThe African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) is advocating for extension of the Justice for all program to cover prisons in upper east and upper west regions of Ghana. The program, according to Edna Kuma, Executive Director of AWLA, when reached out to prison inmates in the two regions will make the objective of the JFA complete and achievable. As part of its advocacy program, AWLA is also championing for women remand prisoners to be given equal attention as their male counterparts in the Justice For All program. Edna Ankomah expressed surprised that the program seem to only concentrate on male prison inmates. She told journalists one of the objective is to keep abreast with why remand prisoners would want to return to prison by going back to commit similar or same crimes after being set free.
May 20, 2018 14:03 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comEPA warns of ‘poisonous’ fruits, vegetables on the marketEPA is urging the public to be careful in consuming some fruits and VegetablesEnvironmental Protection Agency, has revealed that some Ghanaians may be consuming poisonous fruits and vegetables as some farmers have been flouting safety standards for production and packaging. Some farmers and vendors, according to the Agency, are using chemicals to maintain freshness and preserve vegetables and fruits. This will reduce the chemical residue because the chemical they use is harmful and not for human consumption,” Dr Adu-Kumi noted. The EPA, however, said it is working with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to sensitise the public on best practices before the consumption of foodstuffs. Dr Adu-Kumi also urged the public to take preventive measures after purchasing fruits and vegetables.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comEnd ‘backward’ political violence in Asunafo South – Nana AddoPresident Akufo-Addo speaking to the Chiefs and people of Kukuom at a durbar during his 3-day-tourPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed disappointment at the protracted political violence raging in the Asunafo South Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Most recently, in April, Asunafo South saw its Member of Parliament, Eric Opoku, and three others NDC sympathisers, attacked and his properties vandalized. The President inaugurated a Ghc 370,000 office complex for the Asunafo South District Health Directorate. The Asunafo South District is one of the poorest in the region and flashpoint for political violence between the NDC and the NPP. A recent visit by the former regional minister and MP for the area ended in violence.
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Entertainment of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Mynewsgh.comWhy leave our potholes to cover Royal Wedding? – Facebook users roast Israel LaryeaIsrael Laryea, Joy News EditorBroadcast Journalist, Isreal Laryea is in Windsor covering the royal wedding and like expected the journalist keeps updating his followers on social media what is happening at the event grounds. But Ghanaians are not happy with the fact that he flew out of the country to cover the wedding when there are several issues to be covered in the country. The Royal wedding had in attendance a number of famous people. Let’s see some comments on Facebook and have the best laugh on a cold Saturday.
May 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: 3news.comMahama will jeopardise NDC's chances - Political analyst warnsFormer President John Dramani MahamaA political science lecturer has warned the National Democratic Congress will jeopardise its chances of winning the 2020 elections should it elect former president John Mahama as its flagbearer. Commenting on Mahama’s indirect resolve to contest the presidency once more, Dr. Osei Bonsu said such a decision “won’t help him and his party. The 2016 election was to prove that indeed he won the 2012 elections but he lost miserably,” Dr. Osei Bonsu told Onua FM in Twi Sunday. According to Dr. Osei Bonsu, Mahama was always on the neck of the government and was only good at criticising it. So if it was Unity Walk, why didn’t the party let those persons also participate and speak to the people?
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