Regional News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comNPP youth lock up School Feeding office in TamaleThe group has vowed never to unlock the Northern Regional SecretariatA Tamale Aboabo-based pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group, calling itself the Burma Camp Youth Wing, has vowed never to unlock the Northern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, (GSFP). He posited that, she allocated five schools each to her cronies, and also designated them as monitors. He served notice that, the group will not back-down until the allocations are reversed to cater for other applicants. “A lot of people in the party have issues with the school feeding programme especially how it was distributed in the region. We are going to keep the office locked until our purpose is served.”Mohammed Kamil fumed, saying,”Our purpose is that, they should redistribute the school feeding programme so that no one should be a beneficiary and at the same time a monitor.”The school feeding programme is largely used as an avenue to reward party cronies.
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General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comAbena Korkor goes ‘bald’ to mark a fresh beginning of her lifeplay videoNana Abena Korkor Addo's new lookThe lady at the centre of ‘sex for pay’ claims that rocked the country last weekend has finally gone bald indicating that it is to mark her fresh start in life. Nana Abena Korkor Addo also known as ‘Lency On Fire’ among her peers last weekend went berserk and started dropping names of persons she claimed got her laid for a fee between GH¢2,000 and GH¢3,000 per session. This was also after making shocking revelations she was in the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn in the United States for 18 months for drug trafficking in 2010Following a barrage of attacks, the former University of Cape Coast student has shaved off her hair to signify a new beginning. “We all can’t have our way” and “Fresh start. I forgive myself and all those who pretend to seek my well being.”#MeToo at 5 A post shared by Nana Abena Korkor Addo (@lencyonfire) on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:03pm PDT
October 18, 2017 06:33 UTC
Music of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: Hotfmonlinegh.comIt will be a big shame if I don't perform at RTP awards - PatapaaPatapaa AmistySwedru-based artiste, Patapaa Amisty has debunked reports indicating that he rejected an amount of GHC1,000 from organizers of the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards because it was too small. Speaking in a telephone conversation with Nana Adwoa Annan of Atinka TV, the ‘One Corner hitmaker emphasised that, “Ah…how can I reject a show that the president will grace? I’m a Ghanaian and what is GHC1,000…I don’t think about the money; I’m thinking about the gravity of the show…if Bawumia is coming to grace the show why wouldn’t I perform so that he will also dance 'one corner.”He added, “l'm coming to perform because of Dr.Bawumia,Nana Addo and John Mahama for the whole world to see…so tell everybody that am coming to perform at the RTP awards on 28th November,2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre and it would be a big shame if I don’t perform at such a big event.”He concluded that, though he has not been contacted by the organizers of the award scheme, it’s about Ghana, and he will even perform for free.
October 18, 2017 06:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comBear with us, you’ll be posted – Government to unemployed doctorsMinistry of HealthThe Health Ministry is pleading with the 0ver 200 unemployed doctors awaiting financial clearance for posting, to consider the country’s financial constraints and wait a little while longer. The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cujdoe, explained on Eyewitness News that their delay in posting was because financial clearance had not yet been given for the doctors. The doctors, who have been unemployed for about six months, have said all efforts to secure financial clearance for their absorption have proved futile, whiles Ghana contends with a doctor deficit, which ultimately threatens healthcare in the country. We only write to them requesting their financial clearance to engage these doctors. Mr. Cudjoe however assured that, the Ministry is working to meet their needs, and that the doctors’ names have been submitted to them and have been sent to the Finance Ministry.
October 18, 2017 06:00 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comI’ve not been treated fairly - 'Sacked' CID bossBright OduroThe former Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Bright Oduro has broken his silence over his forced leave prior to his retirement under the current administration. “My removal was premised on complete misinformation and peddling of falsehood. All other officers who retired recently used their leave to work, why is Bright Oduro alone to proceed on leave and hand over?” he quizzed. The former CID boss who has been forced to proceed on leave prior to retirement in January 3, 2018, said he has been unfairly treated by the police council chaired by Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Touting his achievements in the service he stated that he succeeded in arresting notorious criminals who hitherto terrorized residents of the country indicating that he exits a proud man.
October 18, 2017 05:52 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI am ready to be the next President of Ghana - Asiedu Nketiaplay videoI am ready to lead the NDC in the 2020 general electionsGeneral Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Kwadwo Asiedu Nketia popularly known as ‘General Mosquito’, has made known his intentions of becoming the next president of Ghana. Citing his achievements as measure of proving his qualification for the position, the NDC General-Secretary mentioned how he rose through the ranks from the grassroots through to his current standing in the NDC. Who will not be happy when called upon to be the President of Ghana?” he said. Speaking to KSM on the “Bo Me Nkomo” show, Asiedu Nketia recalled some of his achievements since entering into politics in 1978. Mr. Nketia explained after his third year at the Parliament house of Ghana, Former President Mahama, Alban Bagbin and former Speaker of Parliament Doe Adjaho approached him to be the General-Secretary of the party.
October 18, 2017 05:19 UTC
Feature Article of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Columnist: William LatseyA must-read letter to VIP transportThe STC bus services and VIP clashed on Monday following a heated disagreement over the landDear VIP,You have come a long way in the transport business. But not farther than what we've already seen a transport company in Ghana do. STC, which today is indisputably the best transport company in Ghana and a wonder to many, has seen the bad before; and you're also susceptible to this regrettable situation. Your survival is, therefore, critical for continuous competition and/or to complement STC and all other transport companies. Customer Service is just not their thing.
October 18, 2017 04:52 UTC
Mr Agyapong for the past six months has repeated similar allegations on several media platforms and questioned why Mr Oduro was still at post. When the proceed on leave order went public at the weekend, the police administration explained Mr Oduro was proceeding on leave prior to retirement on January 3, 2018. Ken Agyapong attacksAccording to Mr Oduro, Mr Kennedy Agyapong started attacking him, three months into his [Oduro] administration as CID boss and initiated an “unfounded verbal war” against him on several media platforms, alleging he was an associate of land guards and criminals and even insulted him on some occasions and called for his removal. He [Kennedy Agyapong] has succeeded in letting me lose my job, he said and added, “at least I’ve been told to proceed on leave without knowing my crime. I could have used my leave to work, more especially when no one has been appointed to take over.
October 18, 2017 03:11 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: yen.com.ghAfia Schwarzenegger counsels her fans on how to stay strongAfia SchwarzeneggerAfia Schwarzenegger is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s most popular personalities. She recently took the media landscape by storm when news of marital issues with Lawrence Abrokwah came to public knowledge. Moving on from that nightmare, she has succeeded in rebranding herself and has been regularly communicating with her fans on various platforms. In a powerful message from her today, she has advised all her followers to be proud of their scars. “Stop hiding your scars and your wounds.....they are your trophies to show that you went thru all that and still survived…”, she stated.
October 18, 2017 00:45 UTC
Regional News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgStudy reveals low levels of reading, numeracy skills in children in Northern RegionFile photoA study has revealed low levels of competency in the areas of reading and numeracy skills amongst children of school going age in three districts in the Northern Region. The study surveyed 60 enumeration areas in Kpandai, Sagnarigu and Sawla/Tuna/Kalba Districts covering 1,158 households and 60 schools where 3,209 children aged three to 15 years were reached and 2,371 children aged six to 15 years were assessed. The forum, which brought together stakeholders in education from the three districts, was to amongst others deliberate on ways to help improve education outcomes in the districts. Mr Mohammed Prince also called for effective functioning of school management committees to complement the efforts of the Ghana Education Service to improve education outcomes in the country. Mr Emmanuel Tatablata, District Chief Executive for Kpandai said the district would convene a meeting on the findings to seek solutions to ensure quality education in the district.
October 18, 2017 00:33 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI never lied; Sammy Awuku, Kojo Yankson and co slept with me - Abena Korkor Addoplay videoAbena Korkor Addo insists she had sexual intercourse with the over 40 men she namedAfter causing a stir over the weekend with wild allegations against NPP National Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku, JoyFM morning show host Kojo Yankson and some other notable people, Abena Korkor has resurfaced to reaffirm her assertions. On her Instagram wall, Abena Korkor said she was disappointed that people are accusing her of fabricating the story and urging her to retract it. Abena Korkor in 2015 was in the news for releasing her naked photos and videos on social media. NPP National Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku has openly denied the story and expressed shock at the accusations. He also threatened to sue Abena Korkor should she fail to retract the story or set the records straight with the truth.
October 17, 2017 23:37 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comDiverse Ghanaian languages, cause of slow technology adoption – IT Expertplay videoMr. Clarifying his grounds, Mr. Sackey posited that the fragmented user base in Ghana contributes largely to the country’s deficiency to technology growth. In this context you notice that the adoption of technology here will be much slower than in East Africa,” he said. He urged that we need to come up with an innovative way to make information accessible to everyone despite the over 40 varied language we possess as a country. Mr. Sackey proposed that the use of animations could bridge the gap to technology adoption but quickly added that it then would have to be complimented by smart devices.
October 17, 2017 23:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.org‘Parliament has capacity to consider Special Prosecutor’s Bill’ -Alhaji Inusah Fuseini,a member of the Committee on Constitutional, legal and Parliamentary AffairsAlhaji Inusah Fuseini, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Constitutional, legal and Parliamentary Affairs, has stated that Parliament has the capacity to consider the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Bill. Alhaji Fuseini, who is also the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, made the statement during an interview with the media in Parliament. Dr Raymond Atugubah, a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, had recently argued that it was unconstitutional for Parliament to consider the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill. Alhaji Fuseini also insisted that Parliament would go forward and consider the Bill and is likely to pass it into law. He, however, said people who strongly felt that Parliament did not have the capacity to consider the Bill and pass it into law could resort to the law court for interpretation.
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Business News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comDelta Air Lines renews partnership with Breast Care InternationalViki Vaughan Williams, Delta Air Lines Operations ManagerAs Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues around the world, Delta Air Lines has extended its support for Ghana’s Breast Care International (BCI) for another 12 months funding vital screenings for women and men across the country. The annual event raises awareness of breast cancer and this year 40,000 people are expected to take part. We expect hundreds more Ghanaians will benefit from this over the next year.”The events in Ghana come in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which Delta has supported system-wide since 2005. During this time, the airline and its customers have raised $12.8 million and funded more than 40 research projects to help end breast cancer. On-board, pink products are also for sale, including pink lemonade and pink headsets, while Delta One customers will each receive a special pink amenity kit.
October 17, 2017 22:07 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: citibusinessnews.comCOPEC wants gas re-circulation extended by 3 more yearsExecutive Director of COPEC, Duncan AmoahThe Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) is advocating the extension of government’s proposed gas re-circulation program by at least two more years to address all major concerns. Following the recent gas explosion at the Atomic junction in Accra, cabinet sanctioned the introduction of the cylinder gas recirculation model. The program is among others aimed at reducing the risks associated with the refilling of gas cylinders at various retail centres. But the gas marketers argue that the move will kick them out of business. The Public Relations Officer of the LPG Marketers Association, Bernard Owiredu, speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show said the policy can be implemented through them due to their experience in the industry.
October 17, 2017 21:45 UTC