General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: 3news.comAkufo-Addo accused of ‘self-aggrandizement’ over new holidaysMP for Tamale Central, Inusah FuseiniPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been accused by Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, of “grandstanding” over plans to have August 4 and January 7 marked as public holidays. Interior Minister Ambrose Dery on Thursday, December 13 laid a new bill before Parliament on behalf of the government to amend the Public Holidays Act to include January 7 and August 4 as statutory public holidays. The new bill is seeking to make January 7 Constitution Day and August 4 Founders’ Day. “The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is indeed in grandstanding, political grandstanding and it appears to me what he has done is an exercise of self-aggrandizement,” he said on TV3's Saturday morning show, The Key Points. He questioned the basis for seeking to make January 7 a Constitution Day when the 1992 Constitution “was gazetted as a legal document of May 15, 1992”.
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Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: tmghlive.comAkufo-Addo, others to speak at TINA Festival conferencePresident Nana Akufo-AddoFuse ODG launched the This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival 2019 on December 15 in Accra with various media houses. The Festival will be taking place on January 4, 2019, before that, a series of activities have been planned to spice and build euphoria ahead of the major concert. Speakers include H.E. Nana Akuffo Addo, Samia Nkrumah – Political activist, Reggie Yates – BBC TV broadcaster, Ama K Abebrese – Actress, Chaka Bars – I Heart Africa, Fuse ODG – Artist. The main festival is on 4th January 2019.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comDagbon crisis: Andanis withdraw from Otumfuo’s peace roadmapThe mediation committee was led by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu IIThe Andani Royal family has withdrawn from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, led mediation committee. The family has, therefore, vowed not to respect the roadmap declaration by the committee to restore peace in Dagbon. The withdrawal from the peace process comes a day after the installation of a new regent for Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, under the enskinment name Bolin Lana. He will be the acting overlord of Dagbon until December 28 when the funeral late overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamud Abdulai IV ends. “What, therefore, the Asantehene and the eminent chiefs have done is to shoot first and aim later.
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Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.com'This Is New Africa' festival will change the African narrative – Fuse ODGFuse ODGUK-based Ghanaian artiste and pioneer of Afrobeats, Fuse ODG, is confident the maiden edition of This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival will create the platform for Africans to retell their stories. Addressing the media at a press soiree Friday, Fuse ODG lamented the negative image the media portrays of Africa, calling for collective efforts to change that demeaning narrative. The inaugural TINA festival will take place at the Round Pavilion, Trade Fair on Friday, January 4, 2019. Performing artistes include Ghana’s award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, Joey B, one of Africa’s finest hiphop artiste, Stefflon Don, Lethal Bizzle, some underground artistes as well as the Afrobeats pioneer, Fuse ODG. The dress code for the TINA festival is any attire with a touch of kente.
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Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: footballghana.comAlfred Duncan wanted by JuventusAlfred Duncan, SassuoloItalian giants Juventus are in quest for the services of Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan on loan deal come January transfer window. Duncan, 25, following an enigmatic spell with Italian side Sassuolo earned contract extension of two years, increasing his stay till 2020. Sassuolo are asking for €15m from Juventus for possible transfer of midfielder Alfred Duncan. Footballghana.com understands, the Italian champions Juventus are willing to offer the player a permanent deal after the loan deal. The former Ghana U-20 player joined Sassuolo from Sampdoria.
General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMedical drones: Baako criticises lack of 'deliberate engagement' with GMAAbdul Malik Kwaku Baako JnrEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper says it is unfortunate that the medical drones deal should generate controversy. “I was taken aback when the Ghana Medical Association intervened with the point that they hadn’t been consulted. Shortly after the deal was approved, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) called for its suspension because they had not been consulted before the $12.5 million deal was finalised. “My understanding is that this is not a substitute for the regular supply line chain in terms of medical supply. This makes Ghana the only country in the West African sub-region currently using the technology to improve health service delivery.
Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: yen.com.ghWendy Shay's 'braless' photo angers fansWendy Shay exposing her nipples in the pictureRecently, the strategy of some Ghanaian celebrities going nude for fame has been on the increase. In one of such photos sighted by YEN.com.gh, musician Wendy Shay stepped out into a studio for an interview without wearing brassieres. Wendy was captured in a pose with DJ Advicer, and her costume was so tight that it gave the full shape of her breasts and this has annoyed her fans. According to some of them, Wendy was trying to imitate Ebony, but unfortunately for her, her breasts were “bowing to gravity” and so they were not nice as compared with the late singer’s. Others advised her to stop embarrassing herself and get a bra, while some said the photo was disgusting.
General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: dailyguidenetwork.com'Galamseyers' attack taskforce with stonesThe Chinese 'galamsayers'The Small-Scale Anti-illegal Mining Taskforce and some small-scale miners have been attacked by some illegal miners for arresting their Chinese counterparts. Patrick Don Chebe, Deputy Commander of the Small-Scale Anti-illegal Mining Taskforce, said members of the taskforce fired warning shots to temporarily disperse the illegal miners to whisk away the Chinese illegal miners. He explained that the taskforce fired warning shots and called reinforcement to manage the situation. The incident comes ahead of the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining by government on December 17, 2018. So far, 848 documents of small-scale miners, including licences for concessions, representing 91 per cent, have been vetted by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comUse vigilantes to fight sanitation problems – RawlingsFormer President Rawlings with CEO of Jospong Group of CompaniesFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has called for the creation of committee vigilante groups to augment the government’s agenda to fix the country’s sanitation challenges. “No one supports thugs parading as vigilantes. Mr. Rawlings made this call Friday, December 14, 2018, during the 12th Thanks Giving Service of Jospong Group of Companies in Accra. According to Mr. Rawlings, a certain effort and committed is needed from all Ghanaians to fix effectively the country’s sanitation challenges. Describing the global sanitation challenges as “very bad” Mr Rawlings observed: “Available records indicate that globally we dump 8million metric tons of plastics in the ocean annually.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghAda West District celebrates disability dayThe (DCE), Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, presenting an item to Ophelia Okutu, a PWDThe Ada West District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has celebrated this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at Sege, the district capital, with a call on the PWDs to engage in viable ventures in order to be financially self-reliant, independent and comfortable. This year’s programme was on the theme; ‘’Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality’’. ItemsThe items they received included deep freezers, over-lock machines, sewing machines with motors attached, barbers kits with sterilisers, embroidery/designing machines, double-door fridges, spraying machines and wheel chairs. He said over the years, the Ada West District had facilitated the disbursement of funds to PWDs in the various communities in the district and encouraged the young ones to enrol in school and various forms of apprenticeship, all in a bid to empower them and make them self-reliant. He said the district had also linked some beneficiaries to other social interventions such as the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgProf. Yankah defends ‘Free SHS vacation classes’Minister In-charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi YankahProfessor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister In-charge of Tertiary Education, has advised the public to desist from politicizing the Free SHS vacation classes currently being held for students on the “Green Track.”He said students would be disadvantaged if their parents prevent them from taking part in the voluntary holiday classes in the Agona West, Agona East and Gomoa districts of the Central Region. Prof. Yankah gave the advice when he addressed students and teachers at Agona Kwanyako Senior High Technical School who were participating in the vacation classes organised by the tutors of the School. He described the Free SHS and the Double Track system as best educational policies the government has introduced. He said many educationists from sub-Sahara Africa have been in Ghana to learn about the Free SHS Policy. Prof. Yankah said the vacation classes would go a long way to improve teaching and learning, and urged parents to encourage their children to participate.
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Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Kotoko vs Kariobangi SharksKotoko are facing Kenya side Kariobangi SharksHello good day and welcome to our coverage of the CAF Confederation Cup game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks in the 1/16th stage of the competition. Kotoko are hoping to make an impact in African club competitions this term and despite the lack of competitive football on the domestic front, the Porcupine Warriors are hopeful they will beat the odds and triumph against their counterparts. A good result in today’s first leg clash at the Moi International Stadium at Kaserani, Nairobi, will enhance the Porcupine Warriors’ chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition after the return leg match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on December 22. Follow the game live here
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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghYonkopa Cocoa robbed of GH¢380,000File photoFour suspected armed robbers last Thursday afternoon stormed the offices of the District Yonkopa Cocoa, a licensed cocoa buying company (LCBC), in New Edubiase and robbed it of GH¢380,000. The robbers are said to have trailed the staff of the company from the bank to the offices where they were supposed to distribute the money to their purchasing clerks. Amid sporadic firing, the robbers, who allegedly came in a Toyota taxicab (number withheld), went into the room and collected the money and bolted. He said the police initially arrested two of the district officers of the company but they had been released on police inquiry bail. “However, they did not inform us about the payment for us to give protection and now this has happened,” he lamented.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana to deepen ties with Burkina Faso - VeepMahamudu Bawumia with Alpha Barry (3rd left), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brukina FasoThe Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says Ghana is committed to deepening ties with Burkina Faso. Some of the projects, he said, were the railway interconnectivity project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso, designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration. “Ghana is also committed to ensuring greater bilateral relations with her northern neighbour through the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou power interconnection project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana,’’ he said. Joint SessionThe Vice-President gave the assurance when Mr Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday. Mr Barry was in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: theheraldghana.comSanitation Minister getting GHC151, 000 for clothes and entertainmentSanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia DapaahThe Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, is getting one of the biggest allowances next year to spend on her entertainment, her clothes, as well as her watchmen, despite President Akufo-Addo’s admission that the times are tough. But the Minority Spokesperson on Water Resources, Works and Housing, Sampson Ahi, described allocation as of wasteful expenditure. “When I was there, I was never given a clothing and entertainment allowance. Clothing allowance GHC 18,000 and another entertainment allowance GHC 16,000. Giving a breakdown of the allocation, he said “recruitment and enlistment into security GHC81.000.00; watchman allowance GHC36.000.00, clothing allowance GHC18.000.00 and entertainment allowance GHC16, 000.00.
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