Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhanaian midfielder Sulley Muniru ends stay at Belarus side Dinamo MinskI wish the club and everyone at the club the very best of success - Sulley MuniruGhanaian midfielder Sulley Muniru has ended his six month stint with Belarusian side Dinamo Minsk. The defensive midfielder joined the Belarusian giants in January after terminating his contract with Turkish side Yeni Malatayaspor. Muniru played 9 top flight games during his time in Belarus and he is yet to announce his next destination. "A very huge thanks to Dinamo Minsk family for the amazing six months," he posted. Muniru, younger brother of former Ghana international Sulley Muntari previously played for CFR Cluj, Steaua Bucarestii, Tondela and Yeni Malatayaspor.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: footballghana.com2019 AFCON: Ghana remain favourites for tournament - ArhinfulFormer Black Stars striker, Augustine ArhinfulFormer Ghana international Augustine Arhinful has disclosed the Black Stars cannot be looked down as favourites at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Coach Kwesi Appiah's side has been on a poor run ahead of the competition after failing to win any of their two pre-AFCON friendlies. According to Arhinful, he is confident the Black Stars will always be favourites at the Nations Cup irrespective of their form. Ghana has not won the competition since last lifting the trophy in 1982 but the 44-year old is confident the country's barren run may soon be over. "I believe come what may, Ghana will win the AFCON even if not this one but subsequent ones," he said.
June 18, 2019 09:11 UTC
Worryingly for the Taifa Stars, the North Africans have been hitting some fine form in the pre-tournament friendlies. The Group of LifeNigeria’s group—Group B—is being celebrated as the ‘Group of Life’, with African football scholar Dr. Wiebe Boer even claiming on Twitter that it was the easiest Afcon group of all time. The Herve Renard DerbyIvory Coast fans must be sick of the sight of Herve Renard. Will it be the same old story once again after Morocco and the Ivory Coast were drawn together in Group D? In 2019, it will be their sixth meeting at the tournament; so far, Cameroon have won two, two matches have been drawn, and Ghana have won one (in 1998).
June 18, 2019 09:11 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Mynewsgh.comCanadians Kidnap: Ekow Vincent charged for causing fear and panic over MahamaEkow Vincent Assifuah, PRO, Ministry of EducationThe Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry of Education, Ekow Vincent Assifuah has been charged for causing fear and panic according to sources at the Accra Regional Police Command. He was after a few questions asked to go and to report back on Monday, June 17, 2019, together with his lawyer, Mr. Gary Nimako Marfo but was told he has been charged for causing fear and panic. The rescued Canadians, Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty, 19 and 20 years respectively who were kidnapped over a week ago have been flown out of Ghana. The victims are said to be volunteers with the group Youth Challenge International, a Canadian international development organisation with its headquarters in Toronto. They were therefore assigned to Kumasi but were kidnapped at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Golf Club, at 8.25pm on 4 June 2019.
June 18, 2019 08:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghStop branding us criminals – Nigerian High Commissioner to mediaNigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi AbikoyeThe Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has appealed to the media and the public to be circumspect with their reports and commentary on crimes committed by Nigerians. "In light of the above, the High Commission wishes to appeal to the local traditional media and social media to be highly circumspect in such reportage." "On this note, the Nigeria High Commission wishes to reiterate its stand that whoever commits crime and is found guilty must face the consequences of his/her action. On its part, the High Commission will continue to mobilize all Nigerians living in Ghana to obey the domestic laws. The High Commission is also in touch with all relevant host authorities with a view to amicably resolve the issue,” a statement signed by the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye said.
June 18, 2019 07:41 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comEC targets 700,000 prospective voters in limited registration exerciseThe commission expects to register 700,000 prospective voters in the exerciseThe Electoral Commission (EC) is confident its 21-day timeline for the limited voters’ registration exercise will capture all unregistered prospective voters despite initial hitches. Nonetheless, a spokesperson for the EC, Sylvia Annor, said the commission expects to register 700,000 prospective voters in the exercise. The limited voters’ registration exercise took off on Monday and is expected to end on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The commission is using a Voter Management System and Biometric Voter Registration Machines to register prospective voters. Prior to the new regions’ referendum in 2018, the EC captured close to 50,000 voters under a registration.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Goal.comI'm an extraordinary coach and expect a win against Kotoko - Karela coach JohnsonKarela United coach Johnson SmithKarela United coach Johnson Smith is upbeat ahead of the grand finale of the Ghana Special Competition which his side will play against Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, June 23. Both teams emerged winners of their semi-final clashes on the weekend, with Karela pulling off a shock in Obuasi with a 1-0 win over Ashantigold while Kotoko snatched a penalty shootout win over Hearts of Oak (5-4). “I have respect for all teams, but I don’t fear any team because I'm an extraordinary coach so I don't panic playing against the big teams because I know what I'm doing,” Smith told Ashh FM. “Everyone should expect a win when we come up against Asante Kotoko in the final. The winner of the Special Competition will represent Ghana in next season’s Caf Champions League.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNigeria High Commission laments ‘xenophobic tendencies’ in crime reportageNigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi AbikoyeThe Nigerian High Commission in Ghana is upset with the nature of reportage of crimes involving Nigerians which it says exhibits some form of xenophobia. The High Commission in a statement said “xenophobic tendencies” had the potential to mar Ghana-Nigeria relations. In the statement, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, references reports involving Nigerians and criminal activity; including the recent kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi. The involvement of Nigerians in high profile crimes in recent times is viewed as causing some resentment for Nigerians in Ghana. The High Commission maintains that this line of reportage “has caused untold pains, agony as well as apprehension” to Nigerians in Ghana.
June 18, 2019 06:58 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Anthony ArthurNkawkaw Methodist crowned Milo U-13 zone 4 winnersNkawkaw Methodist School teamThe Nestlé Milo U13 Champions League final round of regional activities were held over the week for zone 4. A zonal champion had to be determined and after the draws; it was Nkawkaw Methodist against Krasec L/A while Akweiman D/A were scheduled to face Wusuta L/A Primary from the Volta Region. Nkawkaw Methodist won the shootout 5-4 after the game ended goalless in regulation time. Akweiman D/A brushed aside Wusuta - the game ended 3-0 to play in the Zonal finals against the Eastern Regional Champions, Nkawkaw Methodist. Goals in both halves from Jonathan Edwards and Nelson Twum, the captain for Nkawkaw Methodist secured the Eastern Regional champions the zonal title.
June 18, 2019 06:56 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comHearts coach Kim Grant calls on NC to release program line-up for next seasonKim Grant, Hearts coachHearts of Oak coach Kim Grant is calling on the GFA Normalisation Committee to release a program line-up for next season to help clubs plan. The former Ghana forward, however, is urging the NC to release a program line up to help him and his colleagues plan and prepare for next season. "I will urge the Ghana Football Association NC to bring out the Program outline for next season so that we the coaches know our plans. We don't know when we are starting but possibly in September and I am going to prepare my team for the season," Kim Grant told Nhyira FM. Hearts also got to the quarterfinals of the Tier II competition and were knocked out on penalties by Unistar Academy.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: footballghana.comHearts coach Kim Grant urges NC to release program line-up for next seasonHearts of Oak coach Kim GrantHearts of Oak coach Kim Grant is urging the GFA Normalisation Committee to release a program line-up for next season to help clubs plan well. Grant is calling on the NC to release a program line up to help him and his colleagues plan and prepare for next season. "I will urge the Ghana Football Association NC to bring out the Program outline for next season so that we the coaches know our plans. We don't know when we are starting but possibly in September and I am going to prepare my team for the season," Kim Grant told Nhyira FM. Hearts also got to the quarterfinals of the Tier II competition and were knocked out on penalties by Unistar Academy.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: XYZNDC’s Dela Edem, Nukpenu shred Koku Anyidoho over ‘don’t politicise crime’ commentKoku AnyidohoFormer Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has incurred the wrath of some spokespersons of the party over some comments he made recently about the country’s heightening insecurity. “I want to advise Koku Anyidoho, if he does not stop attacking us, some of us will enter his stomach and appear in his mouth,” he added. On his part, Anthony Nukpenu said Koku Anyidoho had stabbed the party in the back with those comments because of his selfish interest. some party perons were shot, others were beaten and you think it is good to destroy your party in that way,” Nukpenu said angrily. The NDC organiser believes the NPP is manipulating Koku Anyidoho to rise against his own party so they could make the party unattractive.
June 18, 2019 05:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comOur next fight is on asset declaration – Ace Ankomah warnsplay videoAce Anan Ankomah is a member of Occupy GhanaAce Anan Ankomah, a legal practitioner and member of Occupy Ghana, has warned that the next fight for his group is to take on Public Officials who have refused to declare their assets whilst in office. According to him, it is not just the politicians who are required to declare their assets but “all public servants of a certain level are supposed to declare their assets". “There is the need for the Auditor General to have a database where they [politicians] declare their assets and he can do electronic checking?” Anan noted. Ace Ankomah believes that asset declaration should be made public and not in confidentiality. He added that the Occupy Ghana will be forced to seek Supreme Court interpretation if there is a confusion as to whether or not assets declaration should be made public or in confidentiality.
June 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: thebftonline.com‘Free SHS for all’ begins in SeptemberOver one million students will be under the policyIn September 2017, when the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government began the Free Senior High School (SHS) programm with only first-year students, some political analysts questioned the essence of ‘Free SHS’ as it only benefitted first-year students and not all SHS students. Prior to the 2016 election, when then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo promised the Free SHS policy, it was believed by many that Free SHS meant free for every student in SHS at the time. Before the Free SHS programme was introduced, the total population of students in SHS stood at 432,780 per the 2016 academic year data; with GH¢2,312 spent on each student per year by government. Already, government has spent about GH¢800miliion on the Free SHS policy since its implementation, and this is expected to increase in the next budget. n the 2018 budget, GH¢455.9 million of petroleum revenues was allocated to the Free SHS programme.
June 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: theheraldghana.comDeputy IGP denies sabotaging his bossJames Oppong Boanu, Deputy Inspector General of PoliceThe Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanu, is fighting back allegations that he is thwarting the mandate of his boss, David Asante-Apeatu, by varying postings and transfers the latter did. OnMay 7 and 10, 2019 respectively, the IGP, ordered some officers to proceed on transfers, but most of the orders, were cancelled by the Deputy IGP, Oppong-Boanu, with another order dated, May 31. The Deputy IGP, allegedly issued another transfer instruction by making changes to the earlier ones done by his boss. They were also at a loss, as to whose orders they should follow whether the IGP or the counter orders from the Deputy IGP, this is because by convention, transfer orders are signed by the IGP and not the Deputy IGP, The Herald is informed. The Deputy IGP, took those decisions referred to in the above publication with the consent of the Inspector –General of Police Mr David Asante-Apeatu”.
June 18, 2019 02:26 UTC