General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comWe’re delivering on our promises – Bawumiaplay videoVice President, Dr. Mahamudu BawumiaVice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has delivered and will continue to deliver on the promises it made to Ghanaians prior to the 2016 elections. Some of them we have already fulfilled,” Dr. Bawumia stressed. Just last week we appointed a CEO and his two Deputies to run the Zongo Development Fund. This is evidence that when we make a promise we keep it,” Dr Bawumia emphasised. Vice President Bawumia was in the Volta Region on the first leg of a nationwide Ramadan tour to pray with his Moslem brethren and seek Allah’s blessing for the nation.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comUrsula flirting with potential $90m financial loss in ‘Subah-like’ deal - IMANI warnsUrsula Owusu, Minister of CommunicationsPolicy Think Tank IMANI Africa has warned the Communication Minister to tread cautiously not to land the country in a financial loss in a new Subah-like deal. Below is the response by IMANI AfricaYour Response to Publication Opens A Huge Can of Telecom 'Worms' - IMANI to Communications Ministry1. “If Minister talks about international benchmarks and standards, don’t we rather pay the company only if they find hidden revenue? · How come the website of the company was registered only after Christmas last year, even after they signed a contract? Ghanaians will have their data threatened if they allow this GVG company to play with their phone calls, chats, everything.
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Corruption, she said, remained a huge threat to the nation’s socio-economic progress and demanded collective action to effectively deal with. “Ending corruption and eradicating poverty: effective ways to advance social and economic rights”, was the theme chosen for the event. The meeting discussed national policies and programmes designed to tackle corruption, outcomes and implementation challenges alongside the role of stakeholders. Prof. Apori Nkansah noted that successive governments had sought to address the problem and yet “corruption seems to be gaining formidable grounds in our society. Mr. Robert Akoto Amoafo, Director of Amnesty International Ghana, advised members of the local chapter, to redouble their effort at helping people to reject dishonest conduct.
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Sports News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: ghanasportsonline.comGhanaian youngster Broni Kwarteng signs professional contract at HamburgBroni Kwarteng with a club representativeTalented Ghanaian youth midfielder Moritz-Broni Kwarteng has signed a professional contract at German giants Hamburg SV, Ghana Sports Online can confirm. He joins German-born Ghanaian Gideon Jung in the Hamburg first team. “Moritz is a talented perspective player who performs well In the U21 he deserves to be introduced even more intensively to the professional squad, which is characterized by a good footballing aggressiveness and his switching behavior and will be part of the professional squad at the start of the training,” Hamburg squad planner Johannes Sports spoke high of the youngster. Hamburg signed Kwarteng from Hoffenheim and he walked straight into the U21 side, scoring thrice and providing 3 assists in a flourishing season. He is among four Ghanaian youngsters including Patric Pfeiffer, Daniel Owusu and Aaron Opoku all in the Hamburg youth set up.
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Sports News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: footballghana.comKP Boateng delighted to win DFB Pokal Cup with FrankfurtKevin Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his satisfaction after winning the German DFB Pokal Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt. It is the first piece of silverware Boateng has won in his country of birth, since he made his professional bow at Hertha Berlin. Ante Rebic’s brace and Mijat Gacinovic’s late seconds strike handed Niko Kovac’s men their first German Cup title since 1988 and fifth in all. It is the first piece of silverware Boateng has won in his country of birth, since he made his professional bow at Hertha Berlin. Kevin Prince Boateng could not hold his joy and took to Twitter to express it
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: 3news.comMinistries not received budgetary allocation 5 months into 2018 - Minister revealsHealth Minister Kwaku Agyeman-ManuHealth Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has suggested the government is faced with financial challenges as budgetary allocation to the various ministries, departments and agencies are yet to be released five months into the year. We have all been relying on meager donor support that we are receiving for our activities but we’re running so when there is a challenge, we all have to face it”, he revealed. Read: We’ve not received even a pesewa from gov’t – Mental Health Authority boss lamentsChief Executive Officer of the Ghana Mental Health Authority, Dr. Kwesi Osei, had told Accra-based 3FM Wednesday that the Authority has been running on charity because the government has not given it its budgetary allocation. “That has always been the case, there has never been an occasion in this country where benevolent people, philanthropists, donors haven’t supported, not only mental health but to our health systems”, he said. He again stated the government is working to make the best out of the limited resources so the mental health authority should exercise patience and manage with the little that government has made available.
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The Yunyoo and Nanton district assemblies were part of some 38 assemblies created and commissioned nationwide on March 15, 2018, by the NPP government. During a lofty celebration to inaugurate the assemblies, government provided about 30 tricycles and office equipments to the Yunyoo district assembly. The tricycles and dustbins have been left standing at the office of the district assembly and many officials are yet to even arrive in the community to begin work. In the Northern region, creation of district assemblies mostly depend on interplay of very complicated social and political factors. There are many district assemblies that still operate in rented premises and cannot fund businesses of the assembly without the Common Fund.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comGhanaians won’t forgive us if we repeat SADA errors – Minister to dev’t authoritiesSpecial Development Initiatives Minister, Mavis Hawa KoomsonSpecial Development Initiatives Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has urged Chief Executives of the newly created Development Authorities to be guided by the Scandals which marred the Savannah Development Authority(SADA) created by the previous Mahama led government. According to the Minister, Ghanaians will not forgive the ruling government if the same mess is created by these Development Authorities. Thankfully we have the SADA experience to learn from, the Good people of Ghana will not forgive us if we create another SADA scandal. He said SADA let some essential footprints which need to be continued with additional initiatives implemented to stimulate development in the Savannah Belt. “They (SADA) have failed to live up to expectations, they haven’t failed wholly as such they have left footprints on which we want to build, they have left initiatives some which are sensible.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comGovernment handling scholarships well - Scholarship SecretariatEducation Minister, Mathew Opoku PrempehThe Akufo-Addo-led government has demonstrated enough commitment towards strengthening the scholarship scheme in the country, Registrar at the Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang, has said. He noted that it was unprecedented in the history of the Northern Scholarship for a government to be so committed to education in that part of the country. Mr. Agyemang said just as the government has shown commitment to executing the free Senior High School (SHS) programme by making money available, same has been replicated in the northern scholarship programme. The scholarship secretariat Registrar said his office is currently waiting for the schools to present their second term claims for processing. He said this year, government has already paid stipends from January to March and owes just one month of bilateral scholarships.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgAkufo-Addo condemns violent political attacks in Asunafo SouthPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has roundly condemned the recurring political violence in the Asunafo South District and directed the police to deal decisively with any breaches of the law. President Akufo-Addo described what was happening there – the intolerance and lawlessness, as completely unacceptable and said anybody who broke the law should be prosecuted, irrespective of political affiliation. The President was inaugurating a newly built office for the Asunafo South District Health Directorate at Kukuom on day two of his official visit to the Brong-Ahafo Region. At Hwidiem, President Akufo-Addo inaugurated a special ward for the Saint Elizabeth Hospital. On the creation of new regions, President Akufo-Addo said he was confident a referendum would be held in coming October to pave the way for the establishment of the regions by the end of the year.
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Politics of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI still stand by my decision to contest - Joshua Alabiplay videoProfessor Joshua AlabiProfessor Joshua Alabi has assured that he is still a contender for the flagbearership slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Also, in an interview on '21 minutes with KKB', Joshua Alabi declared himself as “Chosen by God [already]” to lead the NDC and “make Ghana the money hub of Africa." I have scanned through some of the discussions concerning my participation in our flag bearer contest, and wish to assure all that I still stand by my decision to contest should our party open nominations this year. It would be a triller in the history of our great party( NDC) I entreat all to stay focused to the course. Prof. Alabi, 'seeing no competitor in the NDC race', is among the NDC stalwarts who have declared their readiness to lead the party into the 2020 polls.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comI won’t disappoint – Mahama on calls to declare intentionsFormer President, John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Mahama has once again dropped another tease as political watchers wait to see if he will declare his intention to run for the presidency. He has been tight-lipped on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearship and only said the reorganisation of the party was the most pressing thing for the party. The Unity Marches have embodied the reorganisation the NDC has been holding nationwide to bridge the gap between the party hierarchy and the grassroots. In a post on Facebook, Mr Mahama applauded the party’s reorganisation efforts which he said had raised the party morale. He followed this up by saying he would not ignore calls for him to make his intentions known for long.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comFree SHS to cover 2nd year students in September – Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-Addo has assured his flagship Free Senior High School programme will cover second year students of various public second cycle institutions across the country, beginning September this year. Free SHS is now a reality. In September this year, the Free SHS policy will cover new entrants, in addition to those who will then be in SHS 2. By September 2019, it will cover all students in Senior High Schools across the country. President Akufo-Addo also commissioned the newly constructed special ward at the St. Theresa’s Hospital at Hwidiem in Asutifi South; and inspected the 68-bed hospital and semi-detached maternity block, which is under construction at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North constituency.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comAndah clashes with IMANI boss over $89m telecom dealA Deputy Communications Minister, George AndahA Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah, wants IMANI President, Franklin Cudjoe to admit his think tank goofed in its scathing assessment of the contract with KelniGVG for the provision of oversight and revenue assurance monitoring. He argued that there were streaks of ignorance in IMANI’s arguments against the $89 million deal. On the policy point, he [Frankling Cudjoe] has got this thing wrong. He hasn’t taken time to read the policy,” Mr Andah said on The Big Issue. Franklin Cudjoe argued that the deal mirrored the controversial deals the state entered into with Subah Infosolutions and Afriwave Telcom Ltd in 2010 and 2016 respectively.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comWe’ve committed GHC100m for road rehabilitation – Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has affirmed the government’s commitment to the development of the roads subsector to facilitate the transportation of goods and services. According to him, the improved road network will enhance efficient service delivery that will improve the weak economy his government inherited. The government is, therefore, investing GHc 100 million under the Emergency Spot Improvement Project for major road rehabilitation in the country, President Akufo-Addo said. Mahama’s mirageHe lamented the terrible nature of roads in the area and wondered where the unprecedented road infrastructure that the Mahama touted as their achievements had gone. “The unprecedented road infrastructure is a mirage.
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