General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: mynewsgh.comFormer Chief of Defense Staff refuses to vacate official residence 2 years after retiringMatthew Quashie, Former Chief of Defense StaffFormer Chief of Defense Staff Vice Admiral Matthew Quashie has refused to vacate his official residence, two years after his retirement and eventual replacement with Air Vice Marshall Samson Michael-Oje by the then John Mahama administration, MYNEWSGH.com can authoritatively confirm. This development, we can again confirm, has led to a situation where the state has to spend extra money to cater for the accommodation needs of current Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Obed Akwa. Major General Obed Akwa was appointed by H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the acting Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) in February 2017. Authorities have written several letters to Vice Admiral Quashie to vacate the residence and allow his successor to take over without success. MYNEWSGH.com is unable to at the moment disclose other details of the location of the official residence of the CDS, for security reasons.
March 14, 2018 05:48 UTC
Diasporian News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: Joe Kingsley EyiahBusiness Development Minister interacts with leaders of the Ghanaian community in TorontoGhanaian community leaders in Toronto with the Business Development Minister, Mohammed AwalAs part of activities organized by the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO) to mark Ghana's 61st Independence Anniversary Celebration in Toronto this year, Honorable Mohamed Ibrahim Awal, the Minister of Business Development was invited from Ghana to share with Ghanaians in diaspora recent business progress made by the government of Ghana. Oil and Gas growth is creating ancillary services for that sector for business investment2. Infrastructure development requires a lot of investmentHe mentioned that as Business Development Minister his office and Diaspora Desk are setup to cut through the red tape to make is easier for Disporan to invest and encouraged Ghanaians to take advantage of the current business climate. Earlier at an independence Anniversary Dinner and Dance held the previous night in Toronto the Minister used the occasion to provide an elevated off script economic situation about Ghana. Inflation is tamed, investment growth has grown exponentially and opportunities abound for investment in Ghana."
March 14, 2018 01:07 UTC
“As opposed to the regime, security which was the rule in the past, the notion of human security is now the fulcrum around which most security policies and programmes are formulated and implemented,” he said. The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Olufemi Abikoye, said the exchange visit was timely and important for the advancement of the security sector; and that it was instructive and encouraging that both parliaments were motivated to want to improve the manner in which their committees conduct oversight. “This visit is also key for building integral and strategic relationships between Ghana and Nigeria for the increased effectiveness of their respective security sectors,” he added. “Our flagship programmes in security sector reform/governance, and managing defence in the wider security environment are, but a few of the causes that have directly contributed to the security sector reform processes in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and more recently the ongoing Security Sector Reform (SSR) process in the Gambia,” he said. “PLAC realizes that security is one of the components of the social contract between a state and its citizens and feeds into areas such as the economy, investments and social unity,” he added.
March 13, 2018 19:41 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: ghanaguardian.comFull Text: John Mahama's speech at the 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa SummitFormer President John Dramani MahamaSpeech at the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit- March 13, 2018. The theme for this year’s summit is the ‘Common Good’. Our actions in respect of achieving a common good has been instinctive- Ingrained by custom, tradition and centuries of socialization. The formation of regional, continental and global bodies has helped to galvanise us around common causes, for the common good. Fear is a basic human instinct and motivates us to act in ways that may not be conducive to the common good.
March 13, 2018 19:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comI never breached security at KIA – Ibrahim MahamaIbrahim MahamaIbrahim Mahama, brother of the former President, John Dramani Mahama has described as malicious claims by NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong that he[Mahama] recently breached security at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), when he cleared some cars belonging to him. Mr. Ibrahim Mahama contends various security agencies at the KIA have always subjected his consignments to all requisite standard security checks at the KIA insisting at no point has his agents sidestepped any security regulation in their dealings at the KIA. Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has been accused of breaching security checks at the the KIA following the clearance of some three (3) vehicles which allegedly belong to him. The cars (two (2) cars) in question do not belong to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama and were not being transported abroad by him. The various security agencies at the KIA have always subjected his consignments to all requisite standard security checks at the KIA and at no point has Mr. Ibrahim Mahama or his agents sidestepped any security regulation in their dealings at the KIA.
March 13, 2018 18:11 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: classfmonline.comDeath threats: BOST CEO sues Duncan AmoahChief Executive Officer of BOST, Alfred Obeng BoatengThe Chief Executive Officer for the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng, has sued the Executive Director for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Ghana (COPEC – Ghana), Duncan Amoah, over the death threat allegations made against the BOST CEO. The suit, which is expected to be moved on 23rd March in the High Court said: “ The plaintiff/applicant herein praying this honourable court for an order of injunction restraining the defendant/ respondent herein, his agents, assigns, workmen, and all persons claiming through or under him from further publishing or broadcasting any word or words or images in any manner whatsoever to the effect that plaintiff had coopted, engaged, contracted or solicited the services of any person or persons to curse, insult, attack, threaten the life of the defendant or threaten to kill defendant in three days pending a final determination to this suit upon terms more particularly stated in the accompanying affidavit.”Mr Amoah had said that his life was in danger after he uncovered an alleged shady deal at BOST. This was after he claimed that Ghana lost in excess of GHS30 million in revenue from a transaction BOST had with an unlicensed company. The losses, the Chamber insists, were recorded at every stage of the value chain from the sale of some 1.8 million barrels of crude oil, to fees for holding the rest of the crude. The transaction which was undertaken in September last year comes only months after a major scandal involving the sale of some five million litres of contaminated fuel to 38 unlicensed companies.
March 13, 2018 16:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLGBT community in Ghana calls for a referendum on gay rightsSpokesperson for LGBT Community, Philcollins Agbedanu KrögerThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community in Ghana has put out a proposition to Parliament to consider opening a referendum for the public to vote in order to decide whether rights of members of their group should be recognized or otherwise in the country. Spokesperson for the LGBT Community in Ghana, Philcollins Agbedanu Kröger hailed US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson for enlightening the Ghanaian populace on the state of the group in the country on GhanaWeb’s 21 Minutes with KKB. “… he’s not being fair to the gay and lesbian community in Ghana because when it comes to human rights, one person does not speak for the whole nation. The posture of the LGBT Community is borne out of the US Ambassador’s statements in a recent interview with GhanaWeb. Everyone who was gay suffered enormous discrimination and that has changed in the United States because people have a better understanding of the science and issues.
March 13, 2018 15:45 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMobile Money vendor robbed of over GHC4000 at gunpointThe armed robbers attacked Angela Adubea at Taifa and made away with GHC4000 cedisArmed robbers have made away with over GH¢4000 after attacking a Mobile Money shop at Taifa, in Accra, Tuesday morning. The terrified victim, Angela Adubea, told Joy News the robbers pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot her if she failed to give them all money. “I told him the money is in a bag behind the counter and he demanded I get it for him. He stressed that when I shout he will simply shoot me and run,” she told Joy News’ Fred Smith. Adubea said he took the money together with her mobile phone which she was charging by then and jumped onto a waiting motorbike.
March 13, 2018 13:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghNDC left GHC51 million debt at Sports Ministry - Isaac AsiamahMinister for Youth and Sports, Isaac AsiamahThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has revealed that he inherited a debt of GHC 51 million when he was appointed in February last year. Mr Asiamah made the revelation at the Meet The Press series held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Accra. He said: "I am sorry to report to you that we met a negative balance of 51 million Ghana cedis that is the debt we inherited... There was nothing at the Ministry of Youth and Sports". "As it's said, you come and fix challenge, so we are fixing the challenge through creative means," he stated.
March 13, 2018 13:41 UTC
According to the group, the two convicts were used as “scapegoats” while the others, whom they term as “big fishes” walk freely. We believe that corruption must be fought but not with innocent people like Abuga Pele while the real culprits walk in freedom,” he said. Mr. Tumyeridam said they believe that Abuga Pele was innocent because he could not have gone ahead to expend huge sums of monies he’s been accused off without the approval of any higher authority. Members of the group demonstrated in Paga in the Upper East Region on Monday to demand the release of Abuga Pele who was a former Member of Parliament for the area. Philip Assibit has since served notice that he will be appealing his 16-year jail term alongside an application for bail.
March 13, 2018 12:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghRingleader of Royal Motors robbery arrestedAlhassan Illiasu, alias ArabmanBarely 48 hours after the arrest of a key member of the robbery gang that attacked Royal Motors Limited in Accra and killed the Lebanese cashier in Tema, the suspected ringleader of the two robberies has been arrested. Last Saturday, the police arrested Kamaru Ibrahim, alias Anokwaletse, one of the robbers involved in both criminal operations in Accra and Tema. The suspect is said to have mentioned Arabman as an accomplice in both the operation at Royal Motors Limited in Accra and the killing of the Lebanese cashier on February 27 and 28, 2018, respectively. IGPLast Saturday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, had told the Daily Graphic about the arrest of two individuals connected with the Royal Motors Limited robbery, the killing of the Lebanese cashier in Tema and the Kwabenya cell break. While Kamaru Ibrahim, alias Anokwaletse, was arrested in respect of both the Royal Motors robbery and the killing of the Lebanese cashier, Emmanuel Kotey was arrested for escaping in the Kwabenya cell break.
March 13, 2018 09:00 UTC
The about 150 condemned prisoners have already served in solitary confinement between 10 and 20 years. It is mostly employed as a form of punishment beyond incarceration for a prisoner, usually for violations of prison regulations. He told the Daily Graphic that he had been in solitary confinement for the past 10 years on the charge of murder. The second in command at the Nsawam Prison, Assistant Director of Prisons Mr Samuel Owusu Amponsah, said 100 acres of farm had been cultivated this year. The Nsawam Prison, built around 1960 to accommodate about 120 inmates, currently holds about 3,000 prisoners.
March 13, 2018 09:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comGold Fields justifies planned layoffsGold Fields Ghana LimitedVice President and Stakeholder Relations for Gold Fields Ghana Limited, David Johnson, has said the company’s transition from owner mining to contract mining, which is expected to lead to the laying off and re-employment of about 1,500 employees on contract basis, is not borne out of selfish interests. Mr. Johnson, on Eyewitness News explained that the move was aimed at sustaining the operations of the company. “As management, we have a duty and a right to make decisions that are not only right for employees but all stakeholders. And I am talking about communities, I am talking about investors, I am talking about government and I am talking about employees themselves. In the writ, the workers prayed the court to restrain Goldfields from going ahead with the intended redundancy exercise.
March 13, 2018 06:11 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Monday, 12 March 2018Source: citifmonline.comSecurity guard killed in fuel station robbery in Ashanti regionFirst floor of the Fuel Station building under constructionA 43-year old security guard has been killed by suspected armed robbers who invaded a Goil Fuel Station at Maaban near Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region. Kwaku Abora was found dead on a mat on top of the first floor of the Fuel Station building under construction, after the robbery incident on Saturday, 10th March 2018. Manager of the Fuel Station, Osei Antwi, narrating the incident to Citi News explained that the incident happened amidst heavy rains when the lights were off. He said the suspects used a wooden ladder to climb onto where the security guard was sleeping and tied him up. They also took away an SB shot gun belonging to the security guard.
March 12, 2018 19:52 UTC
Entertainment of Monday, 12 March 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comPolice pick up Afia Schwarzenegger after brawl with KumchachaAfia Schwarzenegger and Kumchacha hurled insults at each other earlier todayInformation reaching www.kasapafmonline.com indicates that outspoken television and road personality, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa known in showbiz as Afia Shwarzenegger has been picked up by Adabraka Police for verbally assaulting Founder and Leader of the Heaven’s Gate Ministries, Nicholas Osei, popularly known as Prophet Kumchacha. What ensued between Afia Schwarzenegger and Kumchacha in the studio. In advising his colleague Men of God, Kumchacha suggested that as a Prophet of God, it is best to be circumspect when speaking out God’s revelation about someone. Few minutes to end the show, Afia Schwarzenegger barged into studio to question Kumchacha about his credibility. Afia said Kumchacha is not a prophet fit to give spiritual directions.
March 12, 2018 18:00 UTC