General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comAsset declaration law a big joke – Oduro Osaeplay videoHead of the Local Government Institute, Dr Eric Oduro OsaeDean of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Local Governance Studies, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, has said the manner in which asset declaration by public office holders in Ghana is shrouded in secrecy is a joke of grand proportions. According to him, the practice where the forms are kept secret defeats the rationale behind the implementation of the asset declaration law, therefore that trend must be changed. “Public office holders should be prepared to open every aspect of their lives, every property, whether for your child and your wife, that has direct link to you should be declared. We need to be serious with the asset declaration practice. If public office holders know that their actions are opened they will be cautious in their dealings.”
Sports News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: sportsobama.comIt was a very painful penalty – Nea Salamina coachplay videoThe penalty incidentHead coach of Nea Salamina Ransford Kudjoe has expressed his shock at his side’s controversial elimination from the MTN FA Cup quarter finals 2-1 loss to Asante Kotoko on Wednesday. Speaking after the game, Salamina coach Ranford Kudjoe vented his frustration at the referee’s call. “I was happy with my team’s performance but the penalty call is something that I cannot understand and I have decided not to talk about it,” coach Kudjoe said. “I leave that to you to judge but I was glad with the way my boys played.”Saddick Adams gave Kotoko a 12th minute lead before Obeng Junior pulled parity in the 35th minute. Kotoko by virtue of the win have joined already qualified Hearts of Oak, Medeama and Wa All Stars.
Regional News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comFire guts Kumasi-based Royal TVRoyal TVFire on Thursday morning ravaged one of the of studios of-based Royal Television (TV) destroying property estimated at several thousands of Ghana cedis. Sources indicate that the fire was as a result of a faulty electrical connection from an air conditioner. News Editor of the Station Okyeremaba revealed that it started at about 5am when the morning crew was set for the morning show prompting them to place an emergency call to fire firefighters who arrived an hour later to help put out the inferno. No injuries have been recorded but fire service personnel say they are investigating the matter to determine the actual cause of fire. Meanwhile, transmission has been suspended by management following some technical challenges with no indication of when it will resume.
General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: ultimatefmonline.comReading your Bible at work is a mark of incompetence - Professor AdeiProf. Stephen Adei has advised people not to take their Bibles to workplacesA former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Prof. Stephen Adei has stated that reading Bibles, chatting on WhatsApp and watching Television programs at workplaces are marks of incompetence. He advised people not to take their Bibles to workplaces but to read them in their various homes before going to work. The Professor who said he’s a Christian recalled that he almost sacked one of his workers for reading the Bible in the office. You go to offices and people are busily chatting on WhatsApp when they are supposed to be working. “If you are Christian, read your Bible before you come to work; don’t read Bibles during working hours that you are paid for.
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General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comTension in Kumasi as Abudus, Andanis clash at AlabarThe tension between the two groups has been brewing for the last five monthsMembers of the Abudu and Andani Royal families have clashed at Alabar, a suburb in Kumasi in the Ashanti region. Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice reports that the two rival groups clashed Thursday morning over the management of a lorry station at Alabar. According to Bediako, the tension between the two groups has been brewing for the last five months, immediately the New Patriotic Party won the 2016 elections. Bediako reports that both factions have reinforced their ranks by inviting their colleagues from the North who are spiritually fortified to help in the fight. According to him, the Police is trying to find a peaceful and lasting situation to the tension between the two gates since the issues have political undertones.
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Entertainment of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghZylofon Media closes chapter on sign-onsPublic Relations Officer of Zylofon Media, Sammy FlexAny artiste or entertainment personality who still harbours dreams of joining the likes of Stonebwoy, Becca, Kumi Guitar among others at Zylofon Media should wake up from that sleep. This is because that dream may take quite a while to become a reality as disclosed by Samuel Baah, Public Relations Officer of Zylofon Media when he spoke to Showbiz on Tuesday. He said Zylofon Media has closed the chapter on signing artistes and is rather busy working on building the brand of the artistes who are under their wings. Sammy Flex explained that there has not been any discussions between Zylofon Media and Kaakie and neither are there plans to sign her. Our chapter on signing artistes is closed for now and there will not be any signings anytime soon.
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Entertainment of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghI don’t regret my past — Hajia4RealSocialite, Hajia4RealSocialite, Hajia4Real real name Mona Faiz Montrage may have had her own share of bad press and controversies because of her lifestyle and the pictures she posts on social media but the C.E.O of LVC Entertainment says she has no regret of her past. Born and bred in the Northern regional capital, Tamale, Hajia4Real says the decision not to allow her past bother her is the brain behind her new catch phrase ‘It’s all about 4real Beauty now’. “Currently, it is all about my business, the cosmetic line, 4real Beauty. My past is my past” she said. There is the need to grow the 4real Beauty range which include lipsticks, nail extensions and eyelashes.
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General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comSelecting appointees from one party 'parochial' – Dr Aggrey-DarkoDr Evans Aggrey-DarkoDr Evans Aggrey-Darko, a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, is calling for a new paradigm that shies away from the practice where persons nominated to serve in government are exclusively drawn from a membership pool of the governing party. He described such practice as “parochial” and a “narrow” way of governing the country. This, according to Dr Aggrey-Darko, smacks of good governance in the face as it has the tendency to fester the winner takes it all system. Speaking to Class news, he said: “A government of Ghana is a government of Ghana. It is too parochial, it is narrow for one to suggest that once we have won then the booty must be shared among ourselves.”
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General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comGas explosion kills 3 in Western RegionA burst tyre caused the bus to ram into the gas-fuelled taxi resulting in an explosionAt least three people have been burnt alive following a pileup at Kikam in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Wednesday, 16 August. One of the cars in the pileup was using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), thus the explosion. The head-on collision that caused the pileup was between an Urvan minibus and a taxi cab which were travelling from Takoradi to Esiama. A burst tyre caused the bus to ram into the gas-fuelled taxi resulting in an explosion that burnt its passengers. The bodies have been deposited at the Axim Government Hospital while the police in the district conduct investigations.
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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comEx-convict butchers girl, 13, to death at NaleriguLocals said the suspect had a record of psychiatric disorder and suspect he kills for money ritualsAn ex-convict attacked and killed a 13-year-old girl Monday at Namasim near Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi district of the Northern region, the police confirmed. Locals said Halidu had a record of psychiatric disorder and suspect he kills for money rituals. The police had to convey the body to the Baptist Medical Center in Nalerigu. The villagers also pursued the killer and after vigorous search later found him at a location outskirt Namasim. He was tied and left half naked to die but police came to his rescue and rushed him to the Baptist Medical Center.
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General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: 3news.comUnqualified persons to be taken out of LEAP programmeMinister for Gender Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba with some LEAP beneficiariesThe Jirapa District Assembly in the Upper West Region is to investigate the infiltration of unqualified persons benefiting from government’s social intervention programme, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP). There are about 2,978 residents across eight area councils in 52 communities in the Jirapa District who are currently beneficiaries of the programme. Officials of the Department of Social Welfare select beneficiaries of the social cash transfer programme that provides cash grant to the extremely poor households across the country. It is unclear how those unqualified persons got onto the programme and for how long they have been benefiting as well as whether they will be prosecuted. Ms Amadu told TV3 after the assembly’s first ordinary meeting that if unqualified persons were found to be on the programme, they would delete their names and replace them with qualified persons.
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Regional News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Nestlé GhanaNestlé affirms commitment to supporting youth developmentRichard Baffour, Executive Director of Jobsinghana.com addressing outgoing service personnelAward winning nutrition health wellness company, Nestlé Ghana, as part of efforts to supporting young people through its Global Youth Initiative program marked the 17th International Youth Day by engaging outgoing national service personnel who have served at various posts within the Company. According to Mrs. Agnes Forson, Human Resources Manager of Nestlé Ghana Limited “our focus of making lives better aligns with our belief that developing thriving, resilient communities starts with education and promoting decent employment and diversity. Hence, the commemoration of International Youth Day with our national service personnel”. International Youth Day is an annual awareness day designated by the United Nations to create awareness for cultural and legal issues surrounding the youth. International Youth Day has been in existence for 17 years.
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General News of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comAhomka-Lindsay should prove Komenda sugar was semi-processed - Vanni-AmoahThe Deputy Minister's claim that the factory lacks the required varieties is misleadingFormer secretary to the Management Board of the Komenda Sugar Factory, Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah has debunked the claims of the Deputy Trade Minister, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay that the sugar factory has not produced sugar from fresh sugarcane since it opened. He said, “Robert Ahomka-Lindsay to tell Ghanaians where the so-called semi-processed sugar was purchased. We have never put sugarcane through the full system of the Komenda Sugar Factory,” Mr Ahomka-Lindsay said when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Friday, August 11,2017. HAULAGEThe Seftech India Private Limited engaged the services of Perrilines Limited whose C.E.O is Mr. Perry Mensah of Cape Coast. I am ready to debate him on any platform anytime he spews out lies about the sugar factory.
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Music of Thursday, 17 August 2017Source: Exclusive BoafoAwuley releases tracklist for upcoming ‘CourtRoom’ EPAwuleyFast rising Afrobeat and Hip-Hop music artiste Awuley is set to launch his debut EP this year on the 1st of September 2017, following his successful singles ‘Only You’ and ‘Awantu’ which are both off his yet to be released ‘CourtRoom’ EP. The Bembem Music front-liner Awuley currently has his new video for 'Only You' and been featured on some amazing records for some mainstream artist which are soon to be released project. The 5-track EP has production credit to DJ COLY, REFEER TYM, AND JAY FYN GODWIN (Lead Guitar), Awuley currently has his first official video out for Only You first single off the ‘CourtRoom’ EPCheck out the tracklist for ‘CourtRoom’ EP below set to be released on the 1st of September 2017. No Trouble2. City Hard4.Only You5.So Much Love
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Feature Article of Thursday, 17 August 2017Columnist: Kofi AmenyoWhat is happening to “our” Ghanaweb features page? File photoThere is something happening to Ghanaweb these days. Perhaps the most original part of ghanaweb is the Features section. Some five, or so, years ago, three or four features are posted in the early morning Ghana time. Articles posted late in the day do not often attract many readers even from the Americas.
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