Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Goal.comI'm an extraordinary coach and expect a win against Kotoko - Karela coach JohnsonKarela United coach Johnson SmithKarela United coach Johnson Smith is upbeat ahead of the grand finale of the Ghana Special Competition which his side will play against Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, June 23. Both teams emerged winners of their semi-final clashes on the weekend, with Karela pulling off a shock in Obuasi with a 1-0 win over Ashantigold while Kotoko snatched a penalty shootout win over Hearts of Oak (5-4). “I have respect for all teams, but I don’t fear any team because I'm an extraordinary coach so I don't panic playing against the big teams because I know what I'm doing,” Smith told Ashh FM. “Everyone should expect a win when we come up against Asante Kotoko in the final. The winner of the Special Competition will represent Ghana in next season’s Caf Champions League.
June 18, 2019 07:18 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNigeria High Commission laments ‘xenophobic tendencies’ in crime reportageNigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi AbikoyeThe Nigerian High Commission in Ghana is upset with the nature of reportage of crimes involving Nigerians which it says exhibits some form of xenophobia. The High Commission in a statement said “xenophobic tendencies” had the potential to mar Ghana-Nigeria relations. In the statement, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, references reports involving Nigerians and criminal activity; including the recent kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi. The involvement of Nigerians in high profile crimes in recent times is viewed as causing some resentment for Nigerians in Ghana. The High Commission maintains that this line of reportage “has caused untold pains, agony as well as apprehension” to Nigerians in Ghana.
June 18, 2019 06:58 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Anthony ArthurNkawkaw Methodist crowned Milo U-13 zone 4 winnersNkawkaw Methodist School teamThe Nestlé Milo U13 Champions League final round of regional activities were held over the week for zone 4. A zonal champion had to be determined and after the draws; it was Nkawkaw Methodist against Krasec L/A while Akweiman D/A were scheduled to face Wusuta L/A Primary from the Volta Region. Nkawkaw Methodist won the shootout 5-4 after the game ended goalless in regulation time. Akweiman D/A brushed aside Wusuta - the game ended 3-0 to play in the Zonal finals against the Eastern Regional Champions, Nkawkaw Methodist. Goals in both halves from Jonathan Edwards and Nelson Twum, the captain for Nkawkaw Methodist secured the Eastern Regional champions the zonal title.
June 18, 2019 06:56 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comHearts coach Kim Grant calls on NC to release program line-up for next seasonKim Grant, Hearts coachHearts of Oak coach Kim Grant is calling on the GFA Normalisation Committee to release a program line-up for next season to help clubs plan. The former Ghana forward, however, is urging the NC to release a program line up to help him and his colleagues plan and prepare for next season. "I will urge the Ghana Football Association NC to bring out the Program outline for next season so that we the coaches know our plans. We don't know when we are starting but possibly in September and I am going to prepare my team for the season," Kim Grant told Nhyira FM. Hearts also got to the quarterfinals of the Tier II competition and were knocked out on penalties by Unistar Academy.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: footballghana.comHearts coach Kim Grant urges NC to release program line-up for next seasonHearts of Oak coach Kim GrantHearts of Oak coach Kim Grant is urging the GFA Normalisation Committee to release a program line-up for next season to help clubs plan well. Grant is calling on the NC to release a program line up to help him and his colleagues plan and prepare for next season. "I will urge the Ghana Football Association NC to bring out the Program outline for next season so that we the coaches know our plans. We don't know when we are starting but possibly in September and I am going to prepare my team for the season," Kim Grant told Nhyira FM. Hearts also got to the quarterfinals of the Tier II competition and were knocked out on penalties by Unistar Academy.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: XYZNDC’s Dela Edem, Nukpenu shred Koku Anyidoho over ‘don’t politicise crime’ commentKoku AnyidohoFormer Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has incurred the wrath of some spokespersons of the party over some comments he made recently about the country’s heightening insecurity. “I want to advise Koku Anyidoho, if he does not stop attacking us, some of us will enter his stomach and appear in his mouth,” he added. On his part, Anthony Nukpenu said Koku Anyidoho had stabbed the party in the back with those comments because of his selfish interest. some party perons were shot, others were beaten and you think it is good to destroy your party in that way,” Nukpenu said angrily. The NDC organiser believes the NPP is manipulating Koku Anyidoho to rise against his own party so they could make the party unattractive.
June 18, 2019 05:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comOur next fight is on asset declaration – Ace Ankomah warnsplay videoAce Anan Ankomah is a member of Occupy GhanaAce Anan Ankomah, a legal practitioner and member of Occupy Ghana, has warned that the next fight for his group is to take on Public Officials who have refused to declare their assets whilst in office. According to him, it is not just the politicians who are required to declare their assets but “all public servants of a certain level are supposed to declare their assets". “There is the need for the Auditor General to have a database where they [politicians] declare their assets and he can do electronic checking?” Anan noted. Ace Ankomah believes that asset declaration should be made public and not in confidentiality. He added that the Occupy Ghana will be forced to seek Supreme Court interpretation if there is a confusion as to whether or not assets declaration should be made public or in confidentiality.
June 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: thebftonline.com‘Free SHS for all’ begins in SeptemberOver one million students will be under the policyIn September 2017, when the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government began the Free Senior High School (SHS) programm with only first-year students, some political analysts questioned the essence of ‘Free SHS’ as it only benefitted first-year students and not all SHS students. Prior to the 2016 election, when then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo promised the Free SHS policy, it was believed by many that Free SHS meant free for every student in SHS at the time. Before the Free SHS programme was introduced, the total population of students in SHS stood at 432,780 per the 2016 academic year data; with GH¢2,312 spent on each student per year by government. Already, government has spent about GH¢800miliion on the Free SHS policy since its implementation, and this is expected to increase in the next budget. n the 2018 budget, GH¢455.9 million of petroleum revenues was allocated to the Free SHS programme.
June 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: theheraldghana.comDeputy IGP denies sabotaging his bossJames Oppong Boanu, Deputy Inspector General of PoliceThe Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanu, is fighting back allegations that he is thwarting the mandate of his boss, David Asante-Apeatu, by varying postings and transfers the latter did. OnMay 7 and 10, 2019 respectively, the IGP, ordered some officers to proceed on transfers, but most of the orders, were cancelled by the Deputy IGP, Oppong-Boanu, with another order dated, May 31. The Deputy IGP, allegedly issued another transfer instruction by making changes to the earlier ones done by his boss. They were also at a loss, as to whose orders they should follow whether the IGP or the counter orders from the Deputy IGP, this is because by convention, transfer orders are signed by the IGP and not the Deputy IGP, The Herald is informed. The Deputy IGP, took those decisions referred to in the above publication with the consent of the Inspector –General of Police Mr David Asante-Apeatu”.
June 18, 2019 02:26 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.org'I defeated you with my unstrategic signings' – Akunnor replies Hearts coachplay videoCharles Kwablan Akonnor, Head Coach, Kumasi Asante KotokoCharles Kwablan Akonnor, Head Coach of Asante Kotoko has hit back at Hearts of Oak’s Kim Grant for saying Kotoko did not embark on strategic signings during the preseason. According to Akunnor, it was better to sign unstrategic players to win crucial game than to have strategic players who could not win. “I came with the unstrategic player signings players and we won against those who signed strategically,” Akunnor jabbed his opponent. We needed to do that in a perfect way because, the kind of players they had made us to play that way”. The way we defended was perfect,” Akunnor said.
June 18, 2019 01:18 UTC
I won’t apologize – Sammy Gyamfi tells NAPOSammy Gyamfi and Dr. Matthew Opoku PrempehNational Communications Officer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has called the bluff of Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh stressing he does not owe the Minister any apology for a purported defamatory statement he’s made. However, the lawyers, Sarkodie Baffour Awuah and Partners are insisting that “The aforementioned statement is not only false but malicious as the said Seidu is no errand boy” of Dr Opoku Prempeh. But speaking on the matter on Asempa FM’s Eko si sen show Monday, Sammy Gyamfi who’s a trained lawyer insisted that he sees no defamation or malice in the statement he made, hence will not retract no apologize. “I have no apology to render to Matthew Opoku Prempah or retract my statement about him. I owe Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh no apology, all that I’ve said is the truth and fact.
June 17, 2019 21:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 17 June 2019Source: 3news.comGhana Beyond Aid impossible without job creation – CDD bossPresident Akufo-Addo displaying the Ghana Beyond Aid document at the May Day celebrationsExecutive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana(CDD-Ghana) Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh has observed Ghana needs to develop its human resources in order to achieve the much-talked about Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. In a CDD-Ghana breakfast meeting on youth unemployment, Prof. Prempeh noted youth unemployment must be looked at more keenly. “Skills building and job creation must be encouraged, innovations and entrepreneurial ideas must be supported,” he said. Other speakers at the meeting agreed Ghana will be able to stem the tide of youth unemployment if the government reviews its job creation and entrepreneurship policies. It is therefore not surprising that citizens of all ages consistently rate their government’s poor on job creation.
June 17, 2019 21:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgOsei-Owusu tasks policymakers to promote good governanceJoseph Osei-Owusu, First Deputy SpeakerThe First Deputy Speaker, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu has advised policymakers in Africa to promote good governance and accountability in order to reap the economic benefits of demographic dividend. Mr Osei-Owusu made the statement at the opening of the 10th Global Diplomacy Lab Incubator (GDL) in Accra. Mr Osei-Owusu also stated that despite the high-level interest and efforts undertaken, poor governance continued in much of the continent, including the loss of public funds meant to the benefit citizens. Mr Osei-Owusu also stated that in order for the country to obtain useful dividends from the demographics, the cycle of poverty and inequality in the system must be broken. He said it was important for African governments to provide good policies for education in order to have better citizens.
June 17, 2019 20:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgCDD-Ghana, UNICEF to launch 2018 district league table reportA cross-section of participants at the eventThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)-Ghana and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development (MLGRD will on Tuesday, June 18 launch 2018 District League Table Report (DLT). Madam Yoshimi Nishino, Chief of Social Policy and Evidence at the UNICEF Ghana, speaking at a pre-media briefing ahead of the launch said DLT serves as a tool to strengthen social accountability in Ghana’s developmental efforts. She noted that the report creates awareness among policymakers to further engage citizens to enhance service delivery at their respective areas. Madam Nishino said the DLT used indicators that measured social development especially around service delivery, and started with six indicators and six sectors, however, over years there had been reviews. “Again in the area of Water, previously, we had rural water coverage as an indicator but now had urban water added to the indicators “, she said.
June 17, 2019 19:52 UTC
Business News of Monday, 17 June 2019Source: Vodafone GhanaVodafone strikes cashless payments deal with DStvMartison Obeng-Agyei, Head of Vodafone Cash; Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, Managing Director of MultiChoicePatrons of Vodafone’s mobile money service, Vodafone Cash, can now use the platform to pay for their DStv subscriptions. The telecommunication company has partnered with the sub-Saharan African company, MultiChoice to provide customers a hassle-free option of cashless payments for both DStv and GOtv. This is a first for any of the satellite TV’s mobile money service payment avenues, giving customers the choice to side-step bothersome month-on-month payments and subscription renewals. Commenting on the partnership, Martison Obeng-Agyei, Head of Vodafone Cash said:“This is a further step in our quest to promote a cash-lite agenda in the country. Vodafone will continue to introduce innovations that will help us fulfil our promise of an exciting future for our customers.”Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, Managing Director of MultiChoice Ghana said:“We are excited to be part of the Vodafone mobile money success story.
June 17, 2019 19:52 UTC