Politics of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: graphic.com,ghWe don’t need accreditation to run school - Kofi AdamsFor now, the operations of the Institute is more of an internal programmeThe National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has said the NDC is free to operate its National Institute of Social Democracy School without acquiring the necessary accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB). “The party does not need accreditation to run its internal programmes. His comment comes after the NAB said they had not accredited the NDC to operate its National Institute of Social Democracy. Maiden admissionsMeanwhile, the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy has opened its maiden admission for a programme in political leadership & party organisation. The school, which was launched by the party last week, sought to imbibe in young people the ideals of social democracy.
August 16, 2017 09:22 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMissing hiplife artiste used juju to end my career – AkasanomaHighlife musician AkasanomaHighlife musician Akasanoma, now Tayo, has blamed a fellow colleague artiste as the cause of his downfall in the music industry. In an interview with KMJ on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, he claimed that the artiste, who has gone missing, took him to spiritualists to jeopardise his career. “He is very very successful and still a successful musician, he has done many music collaborations but he is currently missing, every citizen in Ghana knows he is missing,” Akasanoma said. However, on the heels of the statement made by Akasanoma, hiplife musician Akoo Nana who was not amused by the proclamation called into the show. Akoo Nana claimed that he thinks Castro is the musician Akasanoma was referring to because every citizen in this country is aware Castro is missing.
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General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghSelf-styled pastors appear before court for defrauding five peopleFrom left: Derick Kweku Sakyi Baisie and Joseph BraimahA woman allegedly duped by two self-styled pastors has told the Accra Circuit Court that the pastors told her that she would get pregnant within two months. Braimah and Baisie have pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud under false pretence and five counts of defrauding by false pretences before the court, presided over by Mrs Malike Awo Woanya Dey. Regina, the prosecution added, gave out all the information that Braimah requested. BustedAfter gaining the confidence of Regina, the two, the prosecution said, demanded GH¢75,000 from her for special prayers and prophetic directions. “He detected some text messages and saw that Braimah and Baisie had teamed up to defraud him and his family.
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Business News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comDon’t overcharge for Mobile Money transactions – MTNData and Channel Manager for MTN, Northern Zone, Stephen AsareTelecom giant MTN has served notice it will revoke the licenses or access of merchants who overcharge their clients through mobile money (MoMo) transactions. According to MTN, it has received several complaints from its customers on the unfortunate issue of overcharging. Addressing participants on Friday at a public forum in Kumasi on new developments on the MTN mobile money platform, Data and Channel Manager for MTN, Northern Zone, Stephen Asare said the network is keen also on educating merchants not to overcharge clients. “Every quarter we meet and exchange ideas with our partners who are our major mobile money partners on how to develop and improve on our “MoMo” service. With over 6.2 million active “MoMo” users and 75,000 agents nationwide, MTN has also admonished its subscribers to be extra-vigilant about fraudsters who try to take undue advantage of the mobile money system.
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Business News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: thebftonline.comGovernment tips robust industry to revive economyAccording to the president, the various reforms and initiatives in place will reduce business costGovernment is counting on its rapid and aggressive industrialisation drive to tighten the macro economy and make it more viable for the private sector to thrive, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed. “The various initiatives of this government provide new business opportunities that should encourage the private sector to leverage and turn them into profit-making ventures to create wealth,” he noted. The two-day summit was on the theme: “The Industrial Transformation of Ghana”, and provided the platform for the Trade Ministry to interact and inform the investor community as well as the private sector on its various initiatives to drive change. “This summit is in line with government’s quest to promote inclusive governance that will enable Ghanaians to contribute to the development of the economy,” President Akufo-Addo indicated. He said the private sector is fully prepared to tap the opportunities that are expected to come from the government’s industrialisation agenda.
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Politics of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comAnyidoho ‘runs away’ from Martin AmiduDeputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku AnyidohoDeputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in charge of operations, Koku Anyidoho says he will not speak henceforth on issues relating to former Attorney General, Martin Amidu. “As for Martin Amidu I am not prepared to discuss any issue about him again. What I know is that a petition brought against him has been brought and we have forwarded it to the appropriate quarters”, he revealed on Accra-based Okay FM. But Mr Amidu has since responded to the describing the petitioners as immoral after choosing to publish their petition to the press to court cheap popularity in the interim. B. K Amidu pursuant to Article 47 thereof choose to publish their petition to the press to court cheap popularity in the interim.
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General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comI have ‘absolute trust’ in anti-galamsey taskforce – Amewuplay videoLands and Natural Resources Minister has absolute trust in the ant-galamsey taskforceThe Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has asked the public to disregard what he describes as propaganda by some persons to derail the work of the anti-galamsey taskforce Operation Vanguard, by falsely accusing them of killing illegal miners. The minister stressed that no member of the taskforce has been sanctioned to take the life of any miner following allegations the task-force had a hand in the death of some four persons at Kwabeng in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region. Some reports suggest that the four who were transporting an excavator to a mining site fled and abandoned their equipment upon seeing a team from Operation Vanguard. Mr. Amewu tempered down the speculation and urged the public to “let investigations go on with regard to the four killings…”He said he had “absolute trust” in the ant-galamsey taskforce and had “perfect confidence in what they are doing in the field.”“It is unfortunate that this is happening at the time we have deployed the forces but these forces are very disciplined… they have terms of references that they are adhering to strictly on the field,” the Minister noted.The taskforce also attracted some criticism, with some describing as extreme its burning of mining equipment believed to belong to small-scale miners.The Commanding Officer for Operation Vanguard, Colonel William Agyapong, admitted as much when he said the burning of excavators was not part of the task-force’s mandate.The personnel that burned the mining equipment said they were provoked by the miners who are said to immobilize their machines making it difficult to impound them.Operation Vanguard personnel also shot and killed an illegal miner at Obuasi Anyimadukrom in the Ashanti Region.Meanwhile, 15 illegal miners have been arrested in Prestea in the Western Region by Operation Vanguard.According to reports, at the time the taskforce arrived the miners were busily carrying out their activities.The latest apprehension brings the number of arrests to 115, of which 90 have been arraigned.
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Politics of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comJewel Ackah is ungrateful - Anita DesosoAnita De Soso says Jewel Ackah should be grateful to the NDCNational Vice Chairperson of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Anita De Soso, has taken on Highlife musician, Jewel Ackah over claims he has been abandoned by the party at his point of need. The musician who is sick, last week claimed he has been abandoned by the party he sacrificed his musical career for. But the NDC executive said the musician is peddling falsehood and should rather be grateful to the party. “Is he [Jewel Ackah] trying to say he would have been catered for if he was an NPP member?”“He should be grateful to NDC. Maybe he doesn’t know there are equally sick NPP people suffering in their rooms.
General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comAsset declaration regime 'complete joke' – A-GDaniel Yao Domelevo, Auditor-GeneralAuditor-General Daniel Yao Domelevo has said the asset declaration process for public officials in Ghana, in its current form, is not effective at fighting graft and has described it as a “complete joke”. The constitution mandates public officials to fill a form disclosing their assets upon assumption of office. Furthermore, the information on the form is not made public, hence it is a way of hiding assets of public officials. In Mr Domelevo’s view, the current assets declaration regime is rather a means “for asset concealment”. “How one can just look at the [asset declaration] form and relate it to [actual] assets which are kilometres away?” the Auditor-General wondered.
General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: yen.com.gh'Government will borrow more' - Bawumia revealsMahamudu BawumiaDespite Ghana's debt stock hitting over 100 billion cedis, the vice president maintains that borrowing for more funds will help transform Ghana's economy. According to Bawumia, his administration is doing everything possible to ensure that all funds borrowed will be put to good use and thus managed responsibly. “A lot of people misunderstand when we say we are going to be responsible, it doesn’t mean that we are not going to borrow money, it only means that we are going to borrow responsibly and not recklessly,” he revealed at the just ended Ghana National Policy Summit. So far, Ghana's total public debt stock has risen sharply from 127.8 billion cedis to 137.2 billion cedis within the span of three months - a development which is bound to throw the economy into HIPC (Highly Indebted and Poor Country) should debt levels rise to 70 percent of GDP.
General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comUT bank, Capital bank collapse: GCB not obliged to keep employees – AnalystLabour Analyst, Kofi DavorGCB Bank is not under any obligation to keep employees of UT Bank and Capital Bank who may be rendered jobless after the collapse of both banks, Labour Analyst, Kofi Davor has said. At least about fifty percent of the workers of UT and Capital bank will be laid off, following the acquisition of the banks by GCB. Mr. Davor on Eyewitness News explained that the responsibility lies with the liquidator, Pricewaterhousecoopers to find other job opportunities for those who would be affected by the development, and not necessarily GCB Bank. “In the first place GCB Bank may not be obliged to engage workers of Capital Bank and UT Bank at all. UT, Capital Bank staff to undergo skills assessmentIn a related development, staff of former banks; UT bank and Capital bank will undergo skills assessment requirements to qualify for employment at the GCB bank.
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Basketball of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaian basketball players thrill NBA Stars at All Africa Access clinicplay videoGolden State Warriors star David West and Phoenix Suns forward TJ WarrenNearly one hundred Ghanaian basketball players participated in the one-day basketball clinic which was led by Golden State Warriors star David West and Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren as coaches and role models to Ghana’s future prospects who exhibited their talents at the highest level. Prospective lads were selected to play an All Stars game in the under 10 and under 18 categories after playing series of preliminary games. The selected players for under 18 category teamed up to play an engaging match between Team West versus Team Warren. The game drew basketball fanatics to the court to witness history in the making but after the proceedings, Team Warren emerged as winners after the score 52-49. Event Organizers donated basketballs totalling about 50 to the prospective players who were shortlisted for the All Stars game.
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Business News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: todaygh.comProtect local businesses - Joseph Agyepong tells Governmentplay videoJoseph Agyepong says local businesses need government supportExecutive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has stressed the need for the central government to protect local businesses. He added that local businesses in this country cannot do much if the demand was not there. Dr. Siaw Agyepong made the call on Accra-based Joy FM yesterday. To this end, he called for the need for bold measures to be put in place to help boost local businesses. Furthermore, Dr. Siaw Agyepong said: “he creates things in the business of everything that he has done”.
August 16, 2017 05:48 UTC
Diasporian News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgGhanaian Christians in UK urged to hold on to their faithPapa Owusu-Ankomah (m), Ghana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Republic of IrelandPapa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, has urged Ghanaians to hold on to their faith and live righteously as Christ expects of Christians. A statement issued by EMH Global on behalf of FCI, said the High Commissioner shared his testimony of how his steadfastness to his faith had held him strong in his over 20years as a politician. He also used the opportunity to advise Ghanaians in the UK to be good citizens, hardworking, ambitious and law abiding. FCI is a thriving Ghanaian led multicultural Pentecostal church-based charity registered in the UK, and headed by Dr Shadrach Ofosuware, who is also the chairman of the Ghana Christian Council, UK. Papa Owusu-Ankomah was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Augustina Owusu-Ankomah, and some staff at the Ghana High Commission in the UK.
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General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comOver 500 nurses employed following persistent protestsNurses will apply for jobs in the health sector on their own from next yearThe Coalition of Bonded Allied Health Professionals has revealed that over 500 of its members have been notified of their employment. According to Coalition, the recruitment is the result of the protests they held at the Ministry of Health over their lack of employment. Prior to this development, unemployed health professionals staged a protest at the Ministry of Health earlier this year to demand immediate employment. The Minister for Health had assured the unemployed private nurses earlier this month that they would soon be recruited. The Minister also added that from next year, nurses would apply for jobs in the health sector on their own without any help from the government.
August 16, 2017 02:15 UTC