General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgTrader jailed for causing harm and damageFile PhotoA trader who hit the head of a seamstress with a stick for dating her husband has been sentenced to a month imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. Salomey Dekpeh was found guilty on the charge of causing harm and causing unlawful damage at the end of the trial in a court presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwah Doko. Salomey is to serve a month’s imprisonment on the charge of causing harm, while on the charge of causing damage she is to pay a fine of GH 720 cedis in default serve another month in jail. She said later Salomey went to the complainant’s friend’s house and hit her on the forehead with a stick and bolted. The Prosecution said Salomey was later arrested by the Police and during investigations, she admitted the offence.
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Sports News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Goal.comAFCON 2019: Ghana's squad is 98% decided, says coach Kwasi AppiahKwasi Appiah, Black Stars head coachGhana's final squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations is almost decided, head coach James Kwesi Appiah has disclosed. A provisional squad is expected to be unveiled in May, with the final team to be named in June. “I should say I know about 98 percent of the players [who will be going to the Afcon]," Appiah told Asempa FM. "[There are] some few other players I know have problems [in the form of] small injuries." For the June 21-July 19 Afcon, Appiah's outfit have been drawn in Group F which also contains five-time champions and cup holders Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.
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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comIbn Chambas to deliver public lecture at centenary birthday celebration of Chief ImamDr. Ibn ChambasUnited Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Dr. Ibn Chambas is set to deliver a public lecture on the theme; Advancement of Modern Ghanaian Society through Peace, Tolerance and Development. Dr. Ibn Chambas lecture will be in honour of the Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu during his 100th birthday celebration. Other programmes scheduled on the centenary birthday celebrations include a breakfast meeting with Christian leaders as well as a book launch of the Chief Imam’s biography on May 3. CHAMBAS TO DELIVER A PUBLIC LECTURE ON CENTENARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL CHIEF IMAMThe Planning Committee of the Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu Centenary Birthday Anniversary wishes to announce to the general public the program of activities lined up to commemorate the 100th birthday of His Eminence, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, which falls on April 23, 2019. SIGNED: SHEIKH AREMEYAO SHUAIB (SPOKESPERSON, NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM)
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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comContractor terminates 5000 Saglemi affordable housing project, asks for compensationDrone footage of the Saglemi Housing Project, AccraThe contractor working on 5,000 government’s affordable housing project, Constratora OAS Ghana Limited, has written to terminate the contract with government. The decision to terminate the $200 million contract, was communicated to government on February 18, the company has said. The contractor was expected to have, by 2016, completed the first phase of the project, with 1,500 housing units. However, on a recent visit by the Works and Housing Committee of Parliament, it was revealed that only a little over 600 housing units have been completed and have been left unused for more than a year now. About the Saglemi Affordable Housing projectThe project which is located at Prampram in the Greater Accra Region was intended to reduce the country’s massive housing deficit.
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Mahama Campaign TeamNDC will abolish luxury vehicles tax - John Mahamaplay videoFormer President, John Dramani MahamaNDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday announced that he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities. The tax affects all vehicles including commercial vehicles, farm tractors, pick up vehicles among others. With many complaining about the impact of the tax on their operations especially commercial drivers and small business owners who use pick-up vehicles, Mr. Mahama says, the next NDC administration will scrap the tax if government doesn’t not abolish it before 2020. Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station local GPRTU in Accra, Mr. Mahama argued that new tax is itself not generating that much revenue and government and wondered why government would not scrap it. At the Kaneshie lorry park, President Mahama promised the local GPRTU executives that his government will work with them to construct a modern bus terminal at Kaneshie.
General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgWitness accused of concealing vital informationFile PhotoSome Defence Lawyers in the trial involving the alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Mahama on Wednesday accused the 9th prosecution witness of concealing information from the court. Asked, whether he was concealing vital information from the court, the witness said he was not concealing any vital information regarding the photos and audio recordings. "The virus attacked the phone I used to take the photos a day after the incidence,” the witness said. Continuing the cross-examination, the Counsel asked, "The gun you retrieved has it been used," but the witness said he was not an expert in that field. “So, you think it is right to give the phone, which contain vital information to your younger sister,” the Counsel asked but the witness indicated that he deleted it before giving it out.
General News of Friday, 19 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgButcher remanded for causing harm at AbuakwaFile PhotoA 26-year-old butcher, in court for allegedly harming his neighbour in one eye with an object, has been remanded into prison custody, by the Nkawie Circuit Court, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District of Ashanti. Mohammed Adams, alias “The Don”, was said to have been angered to commit the act, when the neighbour refused to give him the GH?20.00 he demanded from him. She said in February this year, the complainant went to the Abuakwa police station to visit a relative and met accused detained in police cells over an alleged theft. The Prosecution said the accused then pleaded with the complainant, to help him secure a bail for him, to which complainant declined. The complainant refused and the accused became offended and hit his eye with an object, resulting in a deep cut and profused bleeding.
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Sports News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Napoli vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Slavia PragueArsenal travel to Napoli for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-finalHello and good evening. There could be more in Naples tonight, with our good friend VAR again available as Arsenal travel to Napoli for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final. Things look fairly straightforward with the visitors holding a 2-0 lead - without an away goal to worry about too - so if they can score tonight, Napoli will need at least four to progress. Elsewhere, Chelsea face Slavia Prague in tonight's other Europa League quarter-final second leg tie. Chelsea hold a slender 1-0 lead going into tonight's game and the winner will face either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals.
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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comLuxury vehicle tax ill-conceived, government must scrap it – Mahamaplay videoFormer President John Dramani MahamaThe Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has said his administration will scrap the luxury vehicle tax introduced by the Akufo-Addo government if it wins election 2020. “Not too long ago, the government introduced the luxury vehicle tax. Once they exceed three litres, they are charged this luxury tax. ”“Just recently, I heard that government has only been able to raise GHC 25million from the luxury tax if that is the case, then they should abolish it. The police service has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to halt an intended demonstration against the luxury vehicles tax on slated for March 7.
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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comPay attention and gain more from Ghanaians abroad – CEO of DNT to governmentCEO of DNT, Jermaine NkrumahThe Chief Executive Officer of Diaspora Network Television, Jermaine Nkrumah reckons the three billion dollars of remittances transferred into the country in 2018 will see a significant increase if government pays more attention to the needs of Ghanaians abroad. He implored the government to take keen interest in the activities of Ghanaians abroad since that will enable the state tap into their rich experience and resources. "Back in 2002, I saw a line in our constitution that did not exclude Ghanaians abroad from voting in elections back home. He showed a very keen interest in the concept of Ghanaians abroad voting in Ghana’s elections. Last year, Ghana recorded more than $3 Billion in remittances by Ghanaians living abroad.
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: www.Ghanaweb.comMilitia documentary: Wrong impression about Akufo-Addo is regretted – JoyNewsThe documentary was aired on JoyNewsJoyNews, a subsidiary of Multimedia Group Limited says its recent documentary on vigilantism in the country which exposed “some untoward activity happening at the Castle” never mentioned President Akufo-Addo as having nursed the De Eye Group. Despite issuing the disclaimer, he noted that the inconvenience caused the President was regretted. Operating for the past two years, Manasseh found that the group had already provided security for a number of party functions which the president had taken part in. The NPP however denied having any form of affiliation with the alleged militia group. The NPP has not established any such group and is neither affiliated to nor supports one.”
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comHelp NRSC end road carnage – Mahama to driversFormer President, John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Dramani Mahama has begun a road safety campaign ahead of the Easter festivities, through which he is sensitising drivers of the need to curb road accidents. Mr Mahama, who toured various bus terminals in Accra on Thursday, 18 April 2019, appealed to the drivers and terminal operators to team up with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) to reduce road accidents. Mr Mahama also urged the passengers to ensure they admonish drivers against unnecessary speeding. “We all have to help the Commission to reduce the accidents that occur on our roads,” Mr stated. He continued: “We are pleading with the drivers to make every effort to exercise restraint in speeding in order to decrease road crashes”.
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comFight against illegal mining failing – Media CoalitionConvener for Media Coalition against illegal mining, Kenneth AshigbeyThe Media Coalition against illegal mining has described the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, as an ailing one. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on illegal mining was set up to oversee the implementation of the ban on all forms of small scale mining and also see to the vetting of small scale miners. The secretariat has also been hit by alleged bribery and corruption in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ expose on illegal mining. It was also aimed at developing a roadmap towards lifting an indefinite ban on small scale mining that lasted for about 21 months. Inter-ministerial C’ttee on Illegal mining working outside its powers – Kwabena DonkorFormer Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor wants the government to without delay redefine the role of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghAayalolo buses back on the roadThe Aayalolo bus on a tripThe Quality Bus System (QBS), popularly known as Aayalolo, has resumed operations almost seven months after being grounded because of financial difficulties. Operations of the bus service was halted in October 2018 as a result of what officials described as technical hitches. At least four buses were in a queue loading passengers at its Tudu Terminal, near the Cocoa Board office around 5pm on Thursday. More than 170 Aayalolo buses have since been grounded at the Achimota bus terminal in Accra, while another 60 deployed to Kumasi for use are yet to start operations. 59 buses were deployed in Greater Accra on the Amasaman - Tudu and Kasoa - Tudu route whilst 60 have been sent to Kumasi.
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghNamibia topples Ghana as press freedom champion in 2019 IndexNamibia has restored its position as Africa’s best in press freedomGhana has lost its bragging rights as Africa’s best-ranked country in the World Press Freedom Index having dropped four places from 23 to 27 in the 2019 edition. The Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders cited the murder of Tiger Eye PI investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale and police harassment of journalists as factors for the poor ranking. Namibia has restored its position as Africa’s best in press freedom by moving to the first position on the continent. “A group of investigative journalists had to spend part of 2018 in hiding after producing a documentary about Ghanaian soccer corruption. A ruling party parliamentarian who had been named in the documentary publicly threatened one of the journalists without ever being sanctioned.
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