General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: abcnewsgh.comUG sex-for-grades probe: Lawyer calls for chairperson of committee to step asideMartin Kpebu, private legal practitionerA private legal practitioner in Ghana, Lawyer Martin Kpebu is advocating for the Chairperson of the University of Ghana’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee to step aside from investigating lecturers fingered in the Sex-for-grades documentary due to comments she passed earlier on the subject, ABC News can report. Mr. Martin Kpebu contends that for the general public to consider the recommendations of the committee as fair, the Chairperson of the committee Dr. Margaret Amoakohene must recuse herself from all the probing processes. When we talk of sex for grade, we didn’t see much involvement of the lecturers of the University of Ghana”. On the basis of this, Martin Kpebu is of the view that the chairperson of the University’s anti-sexual harassment committee ought to step aside in order to have a smooth probe. She has been on the Committee and she had done a good job,” Lawyer Kpebu admitted.
October 13, 2019 06:33 UTC
A farming out contractor is a third party contractor who undertakes meter installation and other technical services for customers on behalf of PDS. The officials after the arrest handed Bansah over to the Tongu Divisional Police Headquarters at Sogakope, where he was placed in custody after allegedly admitting to reconnecting customers illegally. Mr William Addy, PDS Volta Regional Revenue Protection Manager, said the customers were disconnected during a mass disconnection exercise in the Sogakope District of PDS with high debtors being major targets. He said during a monitoring exercise to check illegal reconnections on Friday, the monitoring team spotted the culprit reconnecting customers from an electric pole around 0900 hours. Mr. Abrefa Besea, Regional Commercial Manager of PDS in the Region, asked the public to desist from unlawful entry into PDS networks and illegal connections since such acts were criminal and punishable by law.
October 13, 2019 06:11 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comSex for Grades: BBC chose unconventional approach because of power relations - Inusah Fuseiniplay videoInusah Abdulai B. Fuseini, MP for Tamale CentralInusah Abdulai B. Fuseini, the MP for Tamale Central, has stated that the BBC Africa Eye exposè dubbed ‘Sex for Grades’ used an unconventional approach to investigative journalism because of the power relations between lecturers and student on university campuses. He said he is expected that more students will be able to bring out more evidence against the two lecturers who were incorporated in the BBC investigations. Two lecturers from University of Ghana, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and Professor Ransford Edward Yaw Gyampo, were implicated in a BBC Africa Eye uncover investigation into what they termed as “Sex for Grades”. After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Ghana to capture footage of sexual harassment. In line with University regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary”.
October 13, 2019 04:52 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: laudbusiness.comFDA trains University of Energy students on its regulationsDelese A. A. Darko, CEO of Food and Drugs AuthorityThe Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has embarked on a training proramme with the Youth Migration and Employment Project at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR). The training was aimed at educating young entrepreneurs on the procedures involved with registering products with the FDA. The young entrepreneurs were therefore informed to get the necessary certificates such as; Business Registration, Food Handler’s and Certificate of Analysis of the products before they can proceed with the registration process. The young entrepreneurs were assured that if all requirements are satisfactorily provided by applicants, a product would receive approval within a maximum period of 3 months with valid for 3 years after, which it requires re-registration.
October 13, 2019 02:48 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: www.ghananewsagency.orgGovernment urged to include mental health education in school curriculumMental health problems is becoming rampant among the youthReverend Aaron Prosper Kuubagr, a Clinical Psychologist at the Total Life Enhancement Centre Ghana (TOLEC GH), has called on government to include mental health education in the school’s curriculum to help broaden students’ awareness on mental health issues. He said suicide, which is caused by mental health problems, was becoming rampant among the youth, especially students, and proposed the need for government to incorporate mental health education into basic and secondary school curricular to help prevent the problem. He made the call at an event in Tamale to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day Celebration, themed; “Working to Prevent Suicide, A Call for National Action”. The event, attended by some students and health workers in the Tamale Metropolis, was organized by TOLEC GH in collaboration with the Mental Health Advocacy Foundation (MHAF) and the Ghana Psychologists Association (GPA). Mr Mumuni Fuseini, Northern Regional Mental Health Coordinator, advised the youth to stop substance abuse, which led to mental health disorders and other physical health problems.
October 13, 2019 01:44 UTC
Opinions of Sunday, 13 October 2019Columnist: Mayor AgblezeSex for grades, my cautionMayor AgblezeCan we appreciate that, there can be fruitful relationships between lecturers and students even if there is a sexual relationship? Can we appreciate that, in our cultural setting, a genuine 'love proposal' is most often 'coercive and abrasive'? Can we appreciate that, students do gain genuine academic benefits (not sex for grades) from these relationships with either sex (with a sexual relationship or not)? Can we also appreciate, the enormity of the pendulum now shifted to the negative opinion on 'sex for grades', the effect on a genuine girl's first-class performance when in a decent relationship with her lecturer, and the WORTH of her first-class degree at the workplace on this biased perception of 'sex for grades'? Mayor Agbleze, Comments on BBC Sex For Grade Documentary.
October 13, 2019 01:20 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.com2019 WAFU Cup of Nations: Maxwell Konadu promises an improved Ghana side against Senegal in finalMaxwell KonaduGhana coach Maxwell Konadu has promised the Black Stars B will play 'better football' against hosts Senegal in the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations. The defending champions defeated a fancied Ivory Coast side 3-1 to reach a third consecutive final in the history of the tournament. "Only one member [of the 2017-winning squad] is with this team now, so we've had to assemble a new team. Konadu added: "In the final, we'll play better football than we did against the Ivory Coast. Even though we scored three goals, I believe they played a bit better than we did."
October 13, 2019 00:00 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comNumancia coach Luis Carrión sends words of encouragement to Dwamena following heart problemRaphael DwamenaNumancia manager Luis Carrión says he wished Raphael Dwamena could recover in time to continue his football career after the player was ruled of Real Zaragoza's clash with his side. The striker has been asked to stay away from football indefinitely after a heart problem was detected during his regular routine test. However, Luis Carrión has some word of encouragement to the Ghanaian, wishing him well as he continues with his recovery. They are sports casualties that they don't like, " he said ahead of their clash against Real Zaragoza. Dwamena, who is on loan from Levante has had a good start to the campaign netting twice in 9 segunda B games.
October 12, 2019 20:37 UTC
The latest to join the tall list of prominent boxers who rose to the apex of their career is a 15-year-old budding boxer, Michael Nelson, popularly known by his peers as Mayweather. My fans know that I can do better than he is has done in boxing hence why they call me Mayweather." His trainer, Noah Amartey, however, describes his prodigy as one who never disappoints because he knows what he is about. According to Amartey, there’s no shadow of doubt in Michael Nelson becoming the next Mayweather. Esther said, “I often hear people say that he lost this bout or he has won this fight.
October 12, 2019 19:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgHTU asked to develop policy on sexual harassmentProfessor Kwesi YankahProfessor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education has asked the Ho Technical University (HTU) to develop a policy on sexual harassment to guide the interaction between faculty and students. He also urged the University to, in line with the new tertiary education policy, develop and operationalise a code of conduct for staff and students. Prof. Yankah urged the Vice-Chancellor and Management of HTU not to relent on discipline because without that, academic excellence could not be achieved. Prof. Yankah charged Prof. Honyenuga to build the foundation and the future of the University with focus on its niche area of hospitality. Prof. Emmanuel James Flolu, Chairman of Council, HTU said the appointment of Prof. Honyenuga as the Vice-Chancellor was a blessing for HTU and called for unity and support.
October 12, 2019 19:30 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: citisportsonline.comOfficial: Johnson Smith to assist Zachariassen at Kotokoplay videoSmith and Zachariassen will lead Kotoko to face San Pedro in the CAF Confed Cup playoff first legAsante Kotoko have officially confirmed the appointment of Johnson Smith to the position of assistant head coach at the club. The announce was made by the club earlier on Saturday with a short YouTube video revealing Smith’s arrival. Smith is expected to provide support for Kjetil Zachariassen who will be leading the team into the CAF Confederation Cup after their failed CAF Champions League campaign. For Johnson Smith, the appointment means he gets to return to the club after working with the team about 11 years ago. Smith and Zachariassen will lead Kotoko to face San Pedro in the CAF Confed Cup playoff first leg to be played on October 27.
October 12, 2019 19:30 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.org'No staff has the right to trade grades for sex' - UDSFile photoProfessor Gabriel Ayum Teye, Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has warned that no staff of the institution “has the right to trade grades for sex” and that no acts of sexual harassment will be condoned by the University. He said “the University has a robust policy on sexual harassment to protect the interest of both staff and students” cautioning all staff not to take advantage of innocent but vulnerable students by exploiting them sexually. Professor Teye said this in a speech read on his behalf during the matriculation of UDS’ students at its Nyankpala campus on Saturday. He assured the students that the University was doing everything possible to ensure sound academic activities at its campuses. Professor Teye announced the creation of the Faculty of Communication and Cultural Studies located at Nyankpala Campus saying it would roll out innovative and demand driven academic programmes in the 2020/2021 academic year.
October 12, 2019 18:56 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgPeople need basic legal knowledge - AntieduFile photoThere is a need for everyone to have some basic legal knowledge. Mr. Benjamin T. Antiedu, a Legal Practitioner, said this when he launched his book, "Reading the Law" in Accra. In his brief remarks, Mr. Antiedu noted that whilst all human activities were governed by law, many people often found themselves in difficult situations, which they could easily have avoided, if they had some basic knowledge of the law. Mr. Antiedu said he was motivated to write the book, when he realised how little he knew of the law himself, when he begun to study law as a student. The 297 page book, consists of 18 chapters, and offers a complete reader's guide on how to study law in Ghana.
October 12, 2019 18:56 UTC
Religion of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgMuslim Community calls for an end to discrimination against hijabSection of the Muslim community going on a peaceful walkThe Muslim community in Ghana has expressed concern over what it calls discrimination and marginalization against its women by a section of the public due to their faith. The hijab is part of the identity of a Muslim woman, which must be accepted by all, irrespective of one’s belief”, he said. He, therefore, called on the National Peace Council, national security agencies and Ghanaians to understand the implications such a situation posed to the security of the country and work to end such behaviour. He said the leaders of the Muslim Community would engage relevant state authorities to ensure an amicable solution to the situation. The walk organised by the Muslimah Mentorship Network, an advocacy group in partnership with Muslim Parliamentary Caucus, office of the National Chief Imam, National Council of Zongo Chiefs and Muslims Female Graduates.
October 12, 2019 18:33 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 13 October 2019Source: 3news.com'NDC will be fit for purpose in 2020' – Potential running mate for MahamaPotential Running mate for John Dramani Mahama, Alex MouldA potential running mate for John Dramani Mahama, Alex Mould, says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be fit for purpose by 2020 when Ghana goes to the polls to elect a president and parliamentarians. “We know what the challenges are; we’ve done a lot of research as to why we lost the election. We’ve put a lot of things in place so we will be fit for purpose,” he said on TV3 Hot Issues Saturday. Nana Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama by a margin of one million votes, forcing John Mahama to leave office as a one-term president. For the founder of the party and former president Jerry John Rawlings, the party’s loss was traceable to general negativity, impunity, disrespect and corruption under the Mahama administration.
October 12, 2019 18:33 UTC