General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comJUSSAG threatens strike action over unpaid allowanceSupreme CourtThe Judicial Services Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has warned that they will embark on a strike action over some outstanding allowances. They have serve notice of their industrial action should government fail to clear the outstanding arrears this month. “The leadership of JUSSAG has been under severe pressure as a result of the failure to release funds for the payment of the above named allowances. JUSSAG said the delay has plunged their members into “unbearable and untold hardship” adding that members nationwide are “extremely constrained economically as a result of the delay,” the statement added. In view of the above mentioned challenges, the National Executive Council of JUSSAG on 19th April are demanding the “payment of all outstanding allowances be made forthwith while efforts are made to have the consolidated salaries implemented.”
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: yen.comManaging Editor of Daily dispatch spoiled a plot to kill me - Kennedy AgyapongKennedy Agyapong, Assin Central Member of ParliamentMaverick Assin Central lawmaker, Hon. Kenedy Agyapong, has revealed that the Mr. Ben Ephson, managing editor of the Daily Dispatch, had ruined a plan to assassinate him a few years ago. Instead of publishing the story, Mr. Ephson went ahead and informed the then Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, of the insidious plan. Then IGP Alhassan subsequently organised a security detail to protect Hon. Kennedy Agyapong.
According to the President, such aid programmes and initiatives must be structured to enable beneficiaries strike out and be able to lead an independent life. The President continued, “If someone has to go on the LEAP programme, it should not be for the rest of that person’s life. Touching on the Water and Sanitation area of focus, President Akufo-Addo stated that “I am pleased to learn that you have started the second phase of a US$6 million Rotary International/USAID Water Collaboration. There are a lot of opportunities and I invite you to join us bring prosperity to our people,” he added. In concluding, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that “we are determined to build a new Ghanaian and African civilisation, where the rule of law works, where individual liberties and human rights are respected, and where the principles of democratic accountability are the foundation of public policy.
General News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: 3news.comPrivate universities cry for government supportPrivate Universities Association of Ghana (PUSAG)Local President of the Private Universities Association of Ghana (PUSAG) at the All Nations University College in Koforidua, Eastern Region has made a call on government to make them enjoy subventions as they also pay taxes. Addressing a gathering of the college’s management and the media to report on the performance of the College at the recent PUSAG,Ebenezer Appiah-Kubi lamented how private universities have to compete with public universities in the area of recruitment and retention of highly qualified faculty. He pointed out that the recent salary increment for government workers makes compensation packages in public universities more attractive than what most private universities can afford. “In well-endowed countries, [private] universities receive funding from a variety of sources including government agencies such as sponsorship, falls into contract, corporate agreement, gift endowment and royalties". He said public universities, on the other hand, are subsidised by government and “we think it is good and natural for government to assist us”.
Sports World News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: bbc.comNovak Djokovic loses to David Goffin at Monte Carlo MastersNovak DjokovicNovak Djokovic's comeback from injury was cut short at the Monte Carlo Masters as Belgium's David Goffin earned the biggest win of his career. World number two Djokovic, playing his second match following an elbow injury, lost 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the quarter-final. Meanwhile, Britain's Andy Murray will play in Barcelona next week following his early exit in Monte Carlo. Goffin lost his serve in the opening game of the decider, only to fight back and level at 4-4 by taking his seventh break point of the set. Jamie Murray followed his younger brother out of the Monte Carlo event when he was knocked out of the men's doubles quarter-finals on Friday.
Business News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghGovernment renegotiates ECG concession dealVice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking to journalists in WashingtonGovernment has begun discussions with officials of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to renegotiate the power compact agreement for a majority Ghanaian ownership for the concession of the Electricity Company of Ghana. “We have renegotiated the agreement in a sense to make sure this concession agreement has majority Ghanaian ownership of the concession”, he said. The rest are Power Generation Sector Improvement Project and Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Project. Controversy over concessionThe power compact agreement under the MCC had sparked running controversy since its announcement in 2014. A coalition of stakeholders on the ECG concession arrangement recently called on the new government to review the MCC Compact II.
Entertainment of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comJackie Ankrah’s kills it with Bisa Kdei’s ‘Mansa’play videoJackie and AmandaGospel musician and actress Jackie Ankrah has got moves! The talented musician has perfect dance moves to match her beautiful voice. The 49-year-old singer, who is back to music after a 16-year hiatus, showed off her dancing skills when she was a guest on the Cosmopolitan Mix with Amanda Jissih on Joy FM. When Bisa Kdei’s popular hit, ‘Mansa’ was dropped, Jackie didn’t hesitate to show off her moves. Watch the video below:
General News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comSuspending Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs unfair – Queen motherNkonya-Alavanyo chiefs with former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah ArthurThe Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region, have described as unfair the Regional House of Chiefs’ decision to suspend them indefinitely for failing to address the recurring conflict between the two towns. The President of the House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Alloh, who confirmed the suspension to Citi News, explained that, the House of Chiefs took the decision because they were not happy with developments in those areas. This is a criminal act and a criminal act is committed by individuals and not the chiefs. When the chiefs are usually in the palace and somebody commits a criminal act, why should the chief by punished? This is not a fight between Nkonya and Alavanyo.” “Some individuals are doing this, so why the chief should be punished for that.
Business News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: ghanaweb.comStartups to enjoy one year tax holiday - Business Development Ministerplay videoMinister for Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed AwalNew businesses will be exempted from paying tax within their first year of operation, Minister for Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has said. The minister brought this to the fore at the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana 2017 held at Horizons Office Ghana, Friday. We also want to ensure that at least, startups have one year tax exemption. We need to help young businesses to grow. These, according to him, have been done to make the atmosphere conducive and less expensive for doing business in Ghana as well as triggering economic growth through enterprise upgrading.
General News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: classfmonline.com‘Liar’ Bawumia is a ‘concert party’ man – MinorityMinority in Parliament have hit back at Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia following his commentsBolga Central Member of Parliament, Isaac Adongo, has described Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as a “liar” and a “concert party” Vice President. Hitting back at Dr Bawumia following his (Bawumia’s) description of the Minority in Parliament as an “ignorant” bunch, who do not understand the workings of the economy, and, thus, need to do some reading, the angry NDC MP told Kwadwo Asare-Barfour Acheampong (KABA) on Asempa FM’s political talk show Ekosii Sen on Friday, 21 April that unless Dr Bawumia withdrew the “insult” he rained on the Minority, he (Adongo) would stand by his description of him as a “concert party” politician. “That’s an insult, it’s very unpresidential,” Mr Adongo said of Dr Bawumia’s comment, adding: “He is a very senior person in this government, and, so, he must watch his words.”“We are not ready to accept a [vice] president who is still in a campaign mode, who is intolerant, who will not accept divergent views, who will not accept to answer critical questions but will insult the people who have a critical stake in the governance of this country, and, I, Isaac Adongo, I don’t think that Bawumia can ever call me ignorant because of the lies he has been telling the people of Ghana and the concert party he has been doing. “In fact in front of him, in his face, I will tell him more than that unless he withdraws the comment of ignorance [he used] on the NDC,” Mr Adongo added.
Sports News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGod wanted me to return to the Black Stars - Kwesi Appiahplay videoKwesi Appiah arrived to a rousing welcomeNewly appointed Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah is of the view that his reunion with the Black Stars was an action of divinity. Kwesi Appiah who arrived in Accra today to a rousing welcome believes that God wanted him to return to the Black Stars. According to the ex-Al Khartoum coach, the campaign by majority of Ghanaians to have him back is a manifestation’s of God’s intention to make him the Black Stars coach once more since ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God’. Every Ghanaian will love to be at home and make sure he does what he can to help his nation”. Kwesi Appiah has been handed a two-year mandate to qualify Ghana to the 2018 World Cup and also win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that will be staged in Cameroon.
Sports News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comStop criticizing Kwesi Appiah - Langabell warnsplay videoLangabell is the chief drummer for the Black StarsThe chief drummer of the Black Stars has sent a message of caution to journalists not to criticize the team’s newly appointed coach, Kwesi Appiah. He remarked that Kwesi Appiah is a great coach and the right person for the Black Stars job at this particular time. "Kwesi Appiah's appointment is good for Ghana. Langabell saidKwesi Appiah arrived today to begin his two-year stint with the Black Stars following the FA’s decision to hand him the job. He has been tasked to qualify Ghana to the 2018 World Cup and also win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
General News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: adomonline.comI have not stolen any government car – Asunafo South MPPolice in Asunafo South District intercepted a vehicle being driven by Eric Opoku's aideThe Member of Parliament for the Asunafo South constituency in the Brong Ahafo region, Eric Opoku has stated unequivocally that he has not stolen any government vehicle. Mr. Opoku comments come after police in Asunafo South District intercepted the red with black strips Mitsubishi L200 vehicle being driven by his aide, Prince Nyarko during a police patrol team on the Bibiani-Kukuom road last week. Eric Opoku expressed shock at the development. I have not stolen any government vehicle as it is being alleged” he stated. Eric Opoku who is currently out of the country is contemplating legal action to salvage his dented image.
Business News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: 3news.comUniversal Merchant Bank launches instant visa cardThe Universal Merchant BankThe Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has reiterated its commitment to provide customers with speed banking to meet their changing need with the introduction of instant visa card. UMB currently has a portfolio of four visa cards: the UMB visa classic card, which gives UMB customers 24/7 access to their funds on UMB ATM’s, other visa ATMs and point of sale terminals. UMB currently has a portfolio of four visa cards: the UMB visa classic card, which gives UMB customers 24/7 access to their funds on UMB ATM’s, other visa ATMs and point of sale terminals. UMB currently has a portfolio of four visa cards: the UMB visa classic card, which gives UMB customers 24/7 access to their funds on UMB ATM’s, other visa ATMs and point of sale terminals. Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) is a full-service financial institution specializing in customized banking products and service.
General News of Friday, 21 April 2017Source: classfmonline.comStudent nurse commits suicide in MampongThe deceased is alleged to have drunk a poisonous substanceA female student of the Asante Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training School in the Ashanti Region has allegedly taken her own life. The deceased is alleged to have drunk a poisonous substance and was rushed to the Mampong Government Hospital by her colleagues on Wednesday, April 19 but was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she died on Friday, April 21. The deceased, a 21-year-old Nursing Assistant student identified as Bertha Frimpong, is believed to have taken her life as she was offered a different programme from her desired General Nursing programme. It is reported that she left a note before taking her life.