Richard Akoto, was in Singapore on the ticket of Microsoft as part of the global technology giant’s support for him after he went viral earlier this year. The event brought together over 400 educators and school leaders from 91 countries to discuss the role of technology in education. The Vice President for Worldwide Education at Microsoft, Anthony Salcito, praised Richard Akoto for overcoming major obstacles to help his students. Richard Akoto said he was excited about the support being provided by Microsoft, adding that it was refreshing he was no longer going to the blackboard to teach ICT in his school. Meanwhile, Richard Akoto’s viral story has gotten a benefactor at UK’s University of Leeds to donate a brand new laptop to this school.
March 15, 2018 15:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 15 March 2018Source: www.Ghanaweb.comGhanaian police officers smile at corruption – Prof Marteyplay videoFormer Presbyterian moderator, Prof. Emmanuel MarteyThe immediate past moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey has mentioned that the Ghanaian police officers smile at corruption. This is killing our nation!”According to Prof Martey, Ghana has not really touched on the root cause of corruption because the activities of the religious bodies have contributed immensely to the budding corruption menace in the country. Even though the president is not ubiquitous, Prof Martey says his hundreds of ministers will not augur well for the nation. Prof Martey further stressed that unless Ghana as a country starts fighting corruption form the church, constitution and culture, “we will be scratching where it is not itching.”
March 15, 2018 12:00 UTC
According to him, Ghana is yet to introduce into its criminal jurisprudence the Corporate Criminal Liability, which would have permitted the state to prefer charges against a corporate entity for an offence and not its directors. To the extent that the Corporate Criminal Liability has not been introduced in Ghana, any attempt to charge an entity and not its directors will be technically flawed, he said. Dr Stephen Opuni has been charged along with the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies, Seidu Agongo, and AgriCult Ghana Limited, with 27 charges including causing financial loss to the state. “Throughout my criminal law practice, studies and procedures, there is a principle under Corporate Criminal Liability which we are yet to introduce into our jurisprudence in Ghana. ”And, so, it is shocking that the Republic will now say that they are bringing a case against AgriCult Company and not the people controlling it.
March 15, 2018 10:30 UTC
Boxing News of Thursday, 15 March 2018Source: BoxingAfrica.comIsaac Dogboe vs Jessie Magdaleno world title fight postponedJessie Magdaleno and Isaac Dogboe would have to wait for a while for their fightGhana’s Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) will have to wait a little longer for his title shot versus WBO world super bantamweight champion Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs). Magdaleno-Dogboe has been moved from April 14 to April 28, and will now take place at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Crawford was to face WBO world welterweight champion Horn in the main event. According to Pacquiao’s publicist, he felt slighted at fighting on the undercard of the main event that included Horn, who won the WBO title via controversial decision over Pacquiao last July. Magdaleno-Dogboe has found a safe resting spot two weeks after the original date and will be the main event on that show.
March 15, 2018 08:15 UTC
He accused the chiefs of indiscriminately selling lands with the connivance of some businessmen who go about rezoning such parcels of land without recourse to the assembly. “Nananom and Assembly Members are the cause of Kumasi’s problems. The chiefs sell out lands indiscriminately without recourse to the assembly. According to him, the quality of assembly members are of very low with little or no urban development backgrounds yet are those said to be championing the sale of priority lands within the city. The former Deputy Local Government Minister said almost all the big companies in Kumasi have collapsed due to activities of the assembly and chiefs.
March 15, 2018 06:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 15 March 2018Source: mynewsgh.comCall your MMDCE’s to order - Kennedy Agyapong to Local Government MinisterHajia Halima Mahama, Minister for Local Government and Rural DevelopmentThe New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central constituency in the Central Region, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has called on the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Halima Mahama to call Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to order else they will destroy the fortunes of the ruling party. According to the outspoken lawmaker, the actions and decisions of these MMDCE’s is gradually affecting the electoral fortunes of ruling New Patriotic Party hence the need for them to be brought to order. We don’t have to sit down for this taskforce members to destroy President Akufo-Addo’s administration,” he fumed. He urged the Local Gov’t Minister to quickly arrange a meeting with the various MMDCE’s to have a discussion with them in order to stop such excesses.
March 15, 2018 05:15 UTC
The group in its statement commended the NIB MD and advised other state officers to emulate him. They believe the diligence displayed by Dr. Asamoah has helped in protecting the public purse. The decision by the apex court validates the competence and patriotism of the NIB boss and his quest to protect the public purse. We are of the opinion that, some individuals with a parochial interest schemed together to benefit from payments they were not entitled to.”“But due to the diligence of Dr. Kweku Asamoah, the public purse has been protected. We wish to also admonish individuals working against Dr. Kweku Asamoah, to desist from their plots and allow him to work in the interest of the state,’’ it concluded.
March 15, 2018 01:18 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 15 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comFertility rate reduces over increased contraceptives usage – ReportFile photoThe preliminary results of the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) shows an increase in the usage of contraceptives, contributing to a reduced fertility rate from 4.2 per cent in 2014 to 3.9 per cent in 2017. Presenting the preliminary report on Wednesday, Mr. Peter Peprah, the Head of Field Operations at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Project Coordinator for the GMHS 2017, said reduction in the fertility rate was greatly due to the increase in contraceptive usage. He said the GMHS 2017 report showed that 31 per cent of married women aged 15-49 used any method of contraception and 38 per cent for sexually active unmarried women. He said 25 per cent of married women and 30 per cent of unmarried women used a modern method of contraception adding that injectable (8 per cent) and implants (7 per cent) were the most used methods. He said there was a decline in child mortality of all forms in 2017 as compared to that of 2014.
March 14, 2018 19:52 UTC
"We believe Dr Stephen Opuni is a victim of a growing political culture of hounding predecessors to justify campaign claims of corruption," he added. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSASHANTI REGIONAL CHAPTERPRESS RELEASEWe have taken note of the commencement of persecution of Dr Stephen Opuni and others by government. We believe Dr Stephen Opuni is a victim of a growing political culture of hounding predecessors to justify campaign claims of corruption. We are confident Dr Stephen Opuni will be exonerated eventually knowing his meticulousness and genuine commitment to the development of Ghana. The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the NDC hereby declares its unflinching support for Dr Stephen Opuni and his family in these difficult times of political persecution.
March 14, 2018 17:26 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: Entertainmentgh.comManagement bans Willie Roi from Zylofon FMWilli Roi, Manager of the Zylofon Arts ClubWillie Roi is arguably the most unpopular figure at Zylofon Media presently – and www.entertainmentgh.com has monitored how the public has called for his sacking especially when news went out that Management of the creative arts company was embarking on some house-cleaning exercise. As anticipated by the large section of the public, the famed producer did not get the outright dismissal, however, confirmed reports indicate that Management has taken a decision on the Manager of the Zylofon Arts Club. Willie Roi has been informed by Management to stay off all activities on live radio on Zylofon 102.1FM, with special mention of his pundit role on ‘Showbiz Agenda’, the entertainment morning show on the dial until further notice! Head of Communications, Sammy Baah, confirmed the decision by Management when this portal, www.entertainmentgh.com reached out for verification and clarification of the news. It is also not clear, if Willie Roi has also been barred from making appearances on other stations, but as it stands now, Management of Zylofon has directed him to concentrate on his core job – training the up and coming stars at the Zylofon Arts Club.
March 14, 2018 16:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comDirect MASLOC contract questions to Finance Minister – Adwoa SafoHonourable Adwoa Safo said this in reference to the Public Procurement ActThe Minister of State in Charge of Public Procurement, Hon. ” Mr. Speaker, per the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and (Act 914) as amended – the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) is the regulatory body charged with the mandate of granting procurement approvals and ensuring compliance with all relevant procurement rules and processes. Per the definition prescribed in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and (Act 914) as amended a Minister is defined as; “Minister” means the Minister responsible for Finance. Hence, in accordance with the Standing Orders of Parliament all questions ought to be directed to the Ministry of Finance”, she noted. She added “The Office of the Minister responsible for Public Procurement exists to advise H.E.
March 14, 2018 16:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: classfmonline.com1,800 MASLOC Cars: I don’t have the answers – SafoDeputy Minister of Procurement, Sarah Adwoa SafoThe Deputy Minister of Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo on Wednesday, 14 March 2018, appeared in parliament to answer questions concerning the procurement method adopted by Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) in awarding a contract worth GHS28.8 million to Dextro Impex to supply 1,800 vehicles. Ms Safo, in an answer to the question posed by Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, stated that her office does not have the locus to answer such questions. She explained that her office advises the president on procurement policies and strategies and if the MP for Ashaiman wanted answers to the questions he had raised, he would have to contact the Finance Ministry because the Finance Ministry deals with procurement issues within the procurement ministry. She, however, failed to comment on whether or not she advised the president on the purchase on the vehicles for MASLOC.
March 14, 2018 14:03 UTC
The top US government envoy said homosexuality in Ghana is more pervasive than Ghanaians would want to believe. Further to that, MYNEWSGH.com earlier reported him as saying that Ghanaians who are opposed to gay rights are being ‘myopic’; explaining that there was the need for those Ghanaians who oppose gay rights to study about the subject to understand it. He, in the said interview also expressed optimism that when Ghanaians get to study and understand gay rights, they will be more tolerant of homosexuals. Yet another group held the opinion that gay rights and homosexuality is “alien to our culture”, and “unacceptable” to Ghana under whatever circumstances, and if tied to aid, we did rather starve. Many Ghanaians on social media also disputed the assertion of the US Ambassador that there are more gays than known and many more afraid to show up.
March 14, 2018 08:03 UTC
Health News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: yen.com.ghEffia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital left in deplorable stateFront view of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional HospitalThe Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekond-Tarkoradi, Western region is currently in a very deplorable state which hinders proper health delivery. Currently, the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital is structured to be serve the people of the Western region but its current state means makes that impossible. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is still without an MRI machine due to certain reasons. The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has also faced its own challenges in recent years, as far as health delivery is concerned. The case of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital is currently no different, as patients battle for space and quality health delivery.
March 14, 2018 06:45 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: africanscholars.yale.eduYale Young African Scholars program extended for another five yearsplay videoProfessor Peter Salovey, President of Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut — Yale University and the Higherlife Foundation are pleased to announce a commitment to extend the Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) for another five years, made possible through the continuing generosity of Zimbabwean-born philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa. Building on the success of Yale’s initial three-year partnership with the Higherlife Foundation, this next phase will see an even greater and sustained commitment by the Higherlife Foundation to further YYAS’s goal of training and mentoring the next generation of African high school student leaders. Thanks to this support, over the next five years YYAS will continue offering a free academic and enrichment program that helps high-achieving, low-income African youth prepare themselves for college and university. “I am so thankful for the visionary support that Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa provide through the Higherlife Foundation to make the Yale Young African Scholars Program possible,” said Yale University President Professor Peter Salovey. A signature program of the Yale Africa Initiative, YYAS is modeled on and administered by the Yale Young Global Scholars program.
March 14, 2018 06:00 UTC