Politics of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: Ghanaian TimesI’ll address challenges confronting basic education – Okoe VanderpuijeAlfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Ablekuma South MP-electThe Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South Constituency, Mr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has promised to address challenges confronting basic education in the constituency. He said he was aware of the challenges affecting education and would continue work to address them. The MP assured the heads that he would work with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to build millennium schools and address the infrastructural needs of the schools. He said that the drainage system at the St. Mary’s Basic School and Chemunaa Basic School would be looked at adding that they will “also work with the incoming mayor of Accra to put up a millennium school Chemunaa”. Mr. Vanderpuije assured the head teachers that he would find resources to boost education in the constituency.
General News of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghAir Marshall Samson-Oje retires; hands over to new CDSMajor General Obed Akwa (right), CDS, presenting a gift to Air Marshall M. Samson-Oje, Outgoing CDSThe outgoing Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshall, Samson-Oje, was yesterday officially pulled out of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to mark the end of his official duties as CDS. The colourful ceremony also saw the new CDS, Major General Obed Akwa taking over from Air Marshall Samson-Oje. FarewellAir Marshall Samson-Oje said after 41 years of military service, and having been blessed to attain the pinnacle of the military profession, it was now time to bid farewell to the GAF. AppreciationThe outgoing CDS also expressed his appreciation to the GAF, service chiefs and heads of other Security agencies in the country for their support which enabled him to have a successful tenure of office. LoyaltyAir Marshall Samson-Oje urged officers and men to extend the same loyalty and support to his successor, Major General O.B.
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: Daily HeritagePolice on manhunt for filling station manager over GHS23,000The suspect, Obed AppiahOne Obed Appiah, a Diaso-based filling station manager, has been declared wanted by the Ghana Police Service. Appiah is believed to have absconded with an amount of GHS 23, 154, 01.49 belonging to Top Oil Filling Station at Diaso in the Central Region. His ‘wanted’ status was contained in a notice issued by the Ghana Police Service on February 1, 2017. According to the police, the complainant, Kofi Antwi (who happens to own the facility), went to audit his manager, Appiah, at his Top Oil Filling Station and detected that the huge amount had been stolen by the manager, who had then left his duty post. The police ‘wanted’ notice is hereby published
Health News of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: ultimatefmonline.com4 -10% Ghanaians are epileptic - Dr. Owusu AntwiFile photoSpecialist assistant at the Psychiatric Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Ruth Owusu- Antwi has stated that between four to ten out of hundred people are epileptic in Ghana. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Speaking on the Ultimate Breakfast show with Host Lantam Papanko, Dr. Ruth Owusu Antwi disclosed that the disease comes as a result of abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. She further added that, epileptic seizures cause damage to human brain adding that it halts the way the brain seamlessly and complexly coordinates functions. Unfortunately when there are breaks in the connection, abnormal connections, excessive excitation of the connection, then people get repeated seizures and that’s what we call epilepsy,’ she said.
General News of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: GNASome charlatans are holding the Bible in the name of God - Rev. Korankye AnkrahReverend Sam Korankye AnkrahReverend Sam Korankye Ankrah, Apostle General of the Royalhouse Chapel International, has decried the increasing infiltration of the church by charlatans and urged Christians to hold on to the word of God. “These days you see all kinds of things and charlatans holding the bible and doing all kinds of things in the name of God.”Rev. Rev Ankrah who spoke on behalf of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council also admonished Christians to hold on to their faith and ensure that their lives “ do not ridicule Christianity”. On the CACI celebrations, Rev Ankrah noted that a nation that could not remember its history was not worth celebrating saying “it’s only history that tells where we have come from and where we are going”.
Religion of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: GNAInternational Ministers Conference acknowledges role of Ghanaian pastorsSome of the Ministers who attened the conference pose for a photographThe just ended Special International Ministers Conference, hosted in Accra, on healing and evangelism, has acknowledged the leading role some Ghanaian Ministers of God are playing to spread the gospel and bring healing to the sick. Also acknowledged were Bishop Gideon Titi Ofei of the International Gospel Church, the Reverend Steve Mensah of the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry and Rev Robert Ampiah- Kwofie of the Global Revival Ministries. During an interactive session, the participants expressed the need for unity, which they said was crucial to the growth of the Church. “The Conference re-emphasised the need for the unity of the brethren as the solid foundation of the Church and encouraged the support of the clergy and members of the clergy to support ourselves. Unity, unity and unity I must stress,” Dr Tetteh said.
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: GNATwo men arrested for abetting child marriageFile photoPolice in Jirapa have arrested two men from Tampaala community in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region, for abetting the marriage of their teenage daughters. Naa Bondegbee said Jirapa was fast gaining notoriety in the child marriage practice. Mr George Dery, ActionAid Ghana Regional Programmes Officer in an interview with the media said statistics showed that the prevalence rate of child marriage in the region was quite high. He said ActionAid had waged a war against the practice in the Region, adding that in 2014 ActionAid collaborated with the Canadian High Commission to fight marriage by abduction, which was a form of child marriage. He said ActionAid would continue to give the stakeholders the necessary support through capacity building for them to continue to be campaigners against child marriage in their communities and beyond.
Regional News of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: GNABuipe Bridge undergoes emergency maintenanceFile photo: Buipe BridgeMaintenance works have begun on the Buipe Bridge, which crosses the Black Volta in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region to keep it in good shape for use by motorists. The emergency maintenance works are estimated at GHS 499,000.00. The Buipe Bride, constructed to last for 50 years, is now in its 54th year, and it has suffered a lot of distress resulting in weak metal joints and broken slaps requiring emergency maintenance. As a result of the emergency maintenance works, the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic and the travelling public from 2pm to 6am the following day. Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, Minister of Roads and Highways, who inspected the ongoing emergency maintenance works on the bridge at Buipe on Friday, appealed to motorists to cooperate with the Ministry and use the alternative routes for work to be completed on the bridge.
Sports World News of Sun, 19 Feb 20171Cristiano Ronaldo instantly regrets Diego Lopez jokeplay videoCristiano Ronaldo became shy when he noticed the camerasIt is an unwritten code among friends: do not, under any circumstances, draw attention to a receding hairline! But Cristiano Ronaldo fell foul of that sacred obligation on Saturday - and what's worse, he had a rather bigger audience than expected! The Real Madrid forward was delighted to see former team-mate Diego Lopez before the Merengue's clash against Espanyol. ADVERTISEMENT"Wow, Diego, you've had like 3600 hairs put in," he said to the goalkeeper in the tunnel, implying the use of hair plugs or some other remedy for baldness. But it was Ronaldo who was left with the red face, as when Morata informed him that the television cameras were watching he blushed and made a hasty retreat!
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghJB Danquah-Adu’s murder case moves to trial stageThe two suspectsProsecutors in the case concerning the murder of the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah-Adu, have announced that the bill of indictment is ready, meaning that the case can now be ushered into the trial stage. It is the process of serving the indictment to the accused persons that is in progress,’’ he said. The bill of indictment contains the charges that have been levelled against the two accused persons allegedly involved in the murder. On entering the house, Asiedu climbed onto a porch on the top floor with a ladder and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window.
General News of Sunday, 19 February 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comGovernment to re-direct GETFUND, GNPC cash to fund free SHS - BaakoAbdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr., Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading GuideVeteran journalist Kwaku Baako says the NPP government has a clear vision on how it intends to fund its free SHS campaign promised expected to cost GHC 3.6 billion annually. The funding for free SHS was, however, a subject of discussion on Joy FM/MultiTV's political news analysis show Newsfile Saturday. Referring to a document, he indicated that the NPP government plans to fund free SHS by using 60 percent of oil revenues dedicated annually to support the budget. On his part, Executive Director of Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) Dr. Steve Manteaw expressed discontent about what he believes is a fixation with Ghana's oil revenues. It divides the cash into the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA), Ghana Heritage Fund (GHF), Ghana Stabilisation Fund (GSF) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
Boxing News of Saturday, 18 February 2017Source: sportscrusader.comWatch: Frederick Lawson speaks upon arriving in Ghana for March 11 showdownWelterweight contender Frederick Lawson arrived in Ghana on Saturday morning from his US based for his upcoming bout on March 11 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. The Ghanaian will be facing Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings, at stake will be the vacant WBC international silver welterweight belt. Upon arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana, he held court with the media.
General News of Saturday, 18 February 2017Source: adomonline.comNDC youth to boycott Sidi Abubakar's demonstration against NPPSidi AbubarkarSome youth organizers of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says they will not participate in the plan demonstration against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the seizure of NDC official’s vehicle. The youth organizers believe the organizer of the demonstration Sidi Abubarkar who is the National youth organizer of the NDC contributed to the defeat of the NDC in the last elections hence they will not listen to him. Speaking to Adom News’ Mawell Kuderkor, the NDC Youth Organizer of the Fanteakwa South constituency, Mark Okraku said Sidi Abubarkar could not organize the NDC youth well, a situation which created apathy among the youth. Mark Okraku indicated that the NDC youth wing is not meant for demonstrations so they won't go on the street. He called on all the NDC youth to ignore the Sidi Abubakar’s plan demonstration.
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 18 February 2017Source: adomonline.comCourt remands man for killing pregnant wifeFile PhotoThe Assin Fosu District Court has remanded a man for allegedly killing his wife over money into police custody. Twenty-eight (28) year-old Ernest Appiah popularly known as Joe absconded after allegedly kicking his 20-year-old pregnant wife, Faustina Ama Ataa Appiah in the stomach leaving her bleeding for days before her death at Assin Atentan in the Central Region. The deceased had gone to the suspect for money when it turned into a squabble between them during which the suspect got angry and brutalized the deceased wife. Henry Batso who disclosed the incident to Adom News’ Alfred Amoh said the police arrested the suspect at his hideout days after the incident and arraigned him before court on murder charges. Click on attached audio for more
General News of Saturday, 18 February 2017Source: GhanaWebOur 'complaining attitudes' and 'backward mindsets' is costing the country - Mensa Otabilplay videoPastor Mensa Otabil, Founder and leader of the International Central Gospel ChurchFounder and leader of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil has attributed Ghana’s current poor economic state and lack of evident development to the 'complaining attitudes' and 'backward mindsets' of its leaders and citizens. Speaking at the annual National convocation of the Springboard Roadshow; 2017 edition, Pastor Otabil indicated that Ghanaians and Africans have refused to evolve with new changes emerging worldwide, instead they focus on past achievements and complain about everything, this he said is the biggest factor affecting the country and Africa as a whole. ”Pastor Otabil maintained that the economy and the state of affairs in the country will remain unaffected until there is a change in the mindsets and attitudes of Ghanaians beginning with the leaders. He also urged policy makers and leaders to abandon their comfort and conventional, traditional ways of doing things and advance as the world evolves. For us as Africans, we have to learn to quickly learn, quickly move, quickly adapt, when the rules of the world changes, the economic rules change, the global rules change, the trade rules change, we still play it the same…so policy makers can’t even think”, he said.