General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comGRIDCO worker shot by policeMaclean Amoah, the injured GRIDCO workerThe life of Maclean Amoah, a worker with the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) at Sefwi-Asawinso in the Western North Region hangs in a balance after police at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region mistook him for an armed robber and shot him in the thigh, MyNewsGh.com reports. He said residents of the town threatened to kill him when he was abandoned by the police after shooting. The victim is scheduled for a plastic surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital under strict surveillance at his bed, as the police maintain he is an armed robber. MyNewsGh.com has gathered that the wife of the victim is a police officer at Dorma in the Ahafo region. According to them the identity of Maclean Amoah has never been in doubt since it can be easily verified at the GRIDCo and not an armed robber as the police wants the public to believe.
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General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comI’ll still drag Kennedy Agyapong before parliament’s privileges committee – MuntakaMuntaka Mubarak, Minority Chief WhipMinority Chief, Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has revealed that he will not hesitate to drag controversial lawmaker for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong before the privileges committee of parliament if it is found out that he has once again said things that undermine the reputation of the house. Kennedy Agyapong, he is not my friend and hasn’t been for the past 15 years I have been in the house. I don’t have anything personal against him and I expect same to be done to me if I don’t behave well. Kennedy Agyapong admitted that he erred back in June 2018 for the utterances concerning the Majority leader and said he has apologized.
General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghTruck carrying alcoholic drinks crashes into saloon vehicle at NkronsoThe driver of the saloon vehicle sustained severe injuries and has since been sent to the hospitalOne person sustained injuries when a KIA Rio saloon vehicle and a cargo truck had a head-on collision at Nkronso in the Eastern Region on Easter Friday. The accident happened at 12 a.m when the driver of a cargo truck carrying assorted alcoholic drinks from Accra reportedly lost control of the vehicle and ran into the saloon vehicle with registration number, ER 1045-11. An eyewitness, Michael Anim, told Graphic Online that the driver of the truck with registration number, ER 545-18, hit a pothole filled with water in a curve, lost control and landed in the lane of the saloon vehicle which was coming from the Bunso direction. He said the saloon vehicle driver tried to dodge the truck, by turning into the bush, but the two vehicles run into each other and overturned. The saloon vehicle had a dent in the front.
Politics of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: XYZBono NDC demands apology from Akufo-Addo for ‘lying’ about MahamaCharles AkowuahPresident Akufo-Addo seems to be denting his image with what the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bono Region has described as “palpable lies” against former president John Mahama. According to Charles Akowuah, the NDC communications officer for the NDC in the Bono Region, the president who had visited the people of Sankore lied to them that the NDC had captured that the said aforementioned road was tarred. He added that the Green Book, which the President quoted as his evidence, has absolutely nothing to say about the Sankore-Nobekaw road. The party has, therefore, demanded that Nana Akufo-Addo apologises to former president Mahama for the “lies”. He said if the president cannot estol former president Mahama for the good works he did in the then Brong Ahafo region, he should not tell lies about the former president.
Politics of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comMahama still has more to offer Ghana – Ofosu KwakyeFelix Kwakye OfosuFormer Deputy Minister of Communication under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, Felix Ofosu Kwakye is of the view that the party’s presidential candidate, John Mahama is still visionary enough to govern the country and manage the economy. “The fact is that, [former] President Mahama still has a lot to offer this country. So he has a lot up his sleeve to offer the people of Ghana.”‘Mahama will defeat Akufo-Addo if elections were held now’ – Ofosu KwakyeMr. Kwakye Ofosu also said John Dramani Mahama will snatch power from the NPP should elections be held in the country now. According to him, Mahama will achieve such feat because the Akufo-Addo government which promised Ghanaians everything under the sun to win political power has failed to deliver on its promises. Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said “looking at the track record of the two gentlemen [Mahama and Akufo-Addo] in terms of concrete measurable additions to Ghana’s development, Mahama is far ahead [of president Akufo-Addo].
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Politics of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comGovernment must complete Veep residence – AvedziJames Klutse AvedziThe Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), James Avedzi Klutse has emphasized the need for the government to complete the official residence for the Vice President. He believes this will save taxpayers’ money and the public purse. Mr. Klutse additionally said PAC will make a recommendation to Parliament on the need to complete the project. “Government is spending taxpayers’ money on this project. The government should complete the project so it can be put to good use.
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General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Daniel KakuNPP Western Region Organizer goes after Anas; questions his work styleAnas Aremeyaw AnasThe Western Region Organizer for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Abdul Ganiyu has added his voice to growing concern on the techniques investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas employ in his work. He said "so Mr. Bissue told us that the full video will answer a lot of questions". He expressed surprise that some Ghanaians are using what he describes as "incomplete work of Anas to brand Mr. Bissue as a bribe taker". He pleaded with relevant state agencies to expedite work on investigations into the alleged abuse of office by Mr. Bissue. "Mr. Bissue has step aside to allow for investigations and that for me is commendable”.
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General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comOur collective prayers and energies will spur Ghana on – Nana AddoPresident Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has wished Ghanaians well ahead of the Easter festivities. According to the President, the mobilisation of the collective energy and prayers of Ghanaians will be enough to spur the country on to greater achievements in the future. In his Christmas message to Ghanaians, President reiterated his belief in his Government’s mantra of a Ghana beyond aid. Mahama preaches road safety ahead of Easter weekendFormer President John Mahama has also been touring some major bus terminals in Accra this week to advocate for safe driving ahead of the Easter festivities. Many Ghanaians are expected to commute by the road ahead of the extended weekend which begins with Easter Friday.
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Politics of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Daniel KakuBrong Ahafo Region NDC descends heavily on Akufo-AddoPresident of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoThe opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region has descended heavily on President Akufo-Addo on the construction of Nobeko-Sankore road. They added that "For clarity, President Akufo-Addo said the NDC, in its Green Book, shows that this particular, NOBEKO-SANKORE Road has been tarred’’. They, however, said that President Akufo-Addo has failed to honour his 2016 campaign to make cashew farmers feel better. They concluded "What one single thing can President Akufo-Addo point to after borrowing GH¢53 billion within two (2) years? What one single thing can President Akufo-Addo point to after borrowing GH¢53 billion within two (2) years?
April 19, 2019 06:22 UTC
Business News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: goldstreetbusiness.comAgric sector deserves credit, not risk prone than others – AFT Fund ChiefMr. Jonas Chianu, (right), AFT Fund Coordinator of the AfDB, interacting with participantsCoordinator of the AFT Fund at the AFDB, Dr Jonas Chianu has observed that while commercial banks are weary of offering credit to farmers citing high-risk concerns, he believes the agricultural sector is not volatile nor risk-prone than competing sectors such as mining, manufacturing or the services sector. The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT Fund) custodians of the US$23 million grant which was provided by the governments of Denmark (through DANIDA), the US government (through USAID) and Sweden (through Sida), is managed by the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department of the African Development Bank. The 17 beneficiaries Small- and Medium-sized Agribusinesses are expected to receive between US$100,000 and US$1.5 million for their feasibility studies. Tamanaa Company Limited received US$220,000 to be invested in rice production and processing, while Farmline Limited Ghana was granted US$165,000 for warehouse and industrial food processing. Philafrica Foods Limited received US$195,000 for a maize mill plant and integrated poultry production, while Techiman Processing Complex Limited had US$160,000 for a tomato supply chain processing.
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General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe need Charles Bissue back - Anti-galamsey drone pilots appealCharles BissueDrone Pilots of Government's anti-galamsey programme have appealed to President Akufo Addo to compel state agencies to expedite investigations on Mr Charles Bissue, Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining. The Drone Pilots are worried, the absence of Mr Charles Bissue is negatively impacting their work. A situation he attributes to the absence of Mr Charles Bissue is the main administrator of the secretariat. When Charles Bissue was at post, he was everywhere, making sure that our water bodies and lands were protected. #We live for Ghana #We work for Ghana #LetEndGalamsey #LetWorkForGhanaSigned:Emmanuel Quagraine Shama District Drone Pilot 0248594739 0264594739Nanabenyin Franklin Wassa East District Drone Pilot 0242049521 0244225960Kipo Isaac Tuna Sawla District PilotNicholas Ntiamoah Bekwai Municipal Drone pilotEdward Amoako Boateng, Asutifi South District Drone Pilot
April 19, 2019 05:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: dailymailgh.comI will abolish luxury vehicles tax – Mahamaplay videoJohn Dramani MahamaThe presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, announced he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities. The tax affects all vehicles including commercial vehicles, farm tractors, pick up vehicles among others. With many complaining about the impact of the tax on their operations, especially commercial drivers and small business owners who use pick-up vehicles, Mr. Mahama said the next NDC administration will scrap the tax if government does not abolish it before 2020. Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station local GPRTU in Accra, Mr. Mahama argued the new tax is itself not generating that much revenue and wondered why government would not scrap it. At the Kaneshie lorry park, Mahama promised the local GPRTU executives that his government will work with them to construct a modern bus terminal.
April 19, 2019 02:26 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: footballmadeinghana.comNC Special Competition: Nsungusi Effiong targets goal king awardNsungusi EffiongIn-form Inter Allies striker Nsungusi Effiong wants to emerge the top scorer of the ongoing NC Special Competition. The Nigerian striker after revealing self-discipline and being responsive to instructions as the secret behind his form in the NC Special Competition added he wants to win the goal king award. Speaking exclusively to Footballmadeinghana.com, the player revealed his target of winning the top scorer awards and also helps his side to get to the final of the Normalization Committee Special Competition tier one league. “I’ll say the secret behind my current form is taking instructions from the coach and sticking to them strictly. “My personal target for the NC competition is to win the top scorer of the competition,” he added.
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Sports News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghHearts clash with WAFA at Sogakope on SundayThe Academy BoysPremier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak, will be hoping to break a long-standing jinx at the Sogakope Park when they face WAFA in a seventh-week southern zone top liner of the ongoing Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) Special Competition on Sunday. Having achieved two successive victories over Ebusua Dwarfs and Liberty Professionals in Accra, Hearts, who started the competition on a poor note, are gradually finding their feet and an important victory over the WAFA lads will signify an improvement in their play. The academy boys are second on the Southern Zone log and remain unbeaten in five matches, having won twice and drawn three times, making Sunday’s clash with Hearts a fine opportunity for them to climb up to the top of the table with a win. With an impressive home record to boast of, WAFA start as favourites, and Coach Kim Grant must devise an effective strategy to stop the high-flying WAFA side. Liberty Professionals will welcome Dreams FC to the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park as they hope to bounce back from a disappointing 1-2 loss to city rivals, Hearts, last Sunday in another exciting Group B match.
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General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comBlame Ghanaians for assisting, protecting Chinese illegal miners - AmbassadorChinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting WangThe Chinese Ambassador to Ghana is accusing Ghanaians of assisting and providing Chinese nationals with protection to engage in illegal mining, locally called ‘galamsey’. The Ambassador was reacting to some Chinese national’s involvement in illegal mining after speaking at a lecture organised by the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). “We are always ready to work together to stop small scale illegal mining in the country,” he said. His comments come on the heels of the Senior Minister justifying the decision to truncate the prosecution of a Chinese national who brazenly engaged in illegal mining despite several warnings. Subsequently, the Attorney General’s office in December 2018 withdrew the case against her and four other Chinese nationals believed to be engaging in illegal mining.
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