General News of Sunday, 10 December 2017Source: citifmonline.comNana Addo wrong to endorse ‘suspicious’ Jospong – Casely HayfordSydney Casely HayfordPresident Nana Akufo-Addo’s praise of the founder of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyepong in November, was completely wrong, according to anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford. Mindful of the fact Jospong has not been indicted for any acts of corruption, Mr. Casely-Hayford said the mere fact a shadow hangs over the operations of Jospong should have compelled the President to keep his distance from the company. Of personal concern to Mr. Casely-Hayford is the handling of the malfeasance at the erstwhile Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA). Following reports of mismanagement of state funds, the government in 2012 tasked a committee to investigate the activities of GYEEDA. The Committee’s analysis of a schedule provided by Zoomlion to support the management fees highlighted serious value for money issues.
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General News of Sunday, 10 December 2017Source: mynewsgh.comWith Sam Pyne at ‘Mayanka’ I won’t buy meat again - WontumiBernard Antwi Boasiako, Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPPAshanti Regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi has revealed that his pocket is free from spending on meat to feed his family with the appointments of the party’s Regional Secretary and Communication Director as board members of Kumasi abattoir. “This time round Bugri Naabu cannot boast with his beef because I have Sam Pyne and Kwasi Kyei working at Mayanka. I won’t buy meat like I used to do…they are just a phone call away”, he disclosed on Okay FM. Chairman Wontumi stated that the appointment is not derogatory revealing that two are content with it and are prepared to give off their best to society. “Sam Pyne and Kwasi Kyei will get more fans than any of us here”, the outspoken Regional Chairman stated.
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Sports News of Sunday, 10 December 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comPierre-Emerick Aubameyang overtakes Tony Yeboah as Africa's record scorer in BundesligaTony YeboahGabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the top-scoring African in Bundesliga history after scoring in Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 home defeat to Werder Bremen on Saturday. Aubameyang levelled the scores by bundling home from close range but the shock loss for Peter Bosz's men leaves them without a win in eight league games and 13 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. The 27-year-old striker had equalled the record in Dortmund's Ruhr derby collapse from 4-0 up against Schalke to draw 4-4, with his Bremen goal taking him to 97 Bundesliga strikes. Aubameyang's new record was previously held by Tony Yeboah, the Ghana striker who played for Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburg either side of a spell in the Premier League with Leeds United.
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Feature Article of Sunday, 10 December 2017Columnist: Kwaku BaduWill the day come when Ghana’s political criminals find they’ve nowhere to hide? To me, the arrival of the Special Prosecutor will, arguably, remain the single most important accomplishment of President Akufo-Addo’s administration. How sweet would it be if the Special Prosecutor managed to roundup the conspiratorial plotters in the Woyome’s dubious judgement debt payment for instance? It would, however, appear that the political criminals have the licence to steal. Well, the all-important question the discerning Ghanaians should ask is: will the day come when “Ghana’s political criminals” find they have nowhere to hide?
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Basketball of Sunday, 10 December 2017Source: basketballghana.comPolice reclaim spot in Campaign Tournament but rain affects gameLions (green) v Police in league tieIn another twist ahead of the opening game of the Tema Basketball League Campaign Tournament, Ghana Police has been reactivated as a participant. However, word got out Police has been reinstated in the roster and will feature in today’s games against Tema Community 4 in the opening game. UPSA was set to play the reigning Tema Basketball League Champions but will no t have the chance to do so any longer. Despite the changes, no game was played today as heavy rain prevented scheduled fixtures from getting honored as planned. Francophone Stars were due to play Ghana Navy and Ashaiman Lions due to play Tema Heat in the last game of the round.
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Basketball of Sunday, 10 December 2017Source: basketballghana.comRains interrupt Sprite Ball qualifiers in Greater AccraSprite Ball Championship Greater Accra Region have been called off due to consistent rainQualifying games to the Sprite Ball Championship in Greater Accra Region have been called off due to consistent rain that prevented ties from being honored. The games were scheduled to end today to decide which teams make it to Ghana’s National High School Competition next year. However, today’s games at University of Professional Studies (UPSA) and Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon) had to be postponed due to the unfavorable weather. Rains lashed several parts of Ghana’s capital affecting residents in the city including ties to select representatives for the region in 2018. At the time games were halted, St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High beat Host PRESEC-Legon 32-30 while Sacred Heart blew out Armed Forces Senior High courtesy a 42-13 win.
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Health News of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghRecovery facility for Orthopaedic Centre at Adoagyiri inauguratedThe 10-bedroom facility was funded by the Australian Government at a cost of GH¢180,792A 10-bedroom recovery facility for male amputees receiving treatment at an Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) at Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region has been inaugurated. The project, estimated at 60,000 Australian Dollars (GH¢180,792), will not only provide shelter to the amputees, but also create a conducive environment for their quick recovery. SupportThe Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Andrew Barnes, who inaugurated the facility last Thursday, said the project formed part of the Australian government’s consistent contributions towards disability inclusion in Ghana. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, said had the OTC not been established, many amputees in Ghana would have been confined to their homes. “Of the 10 per cent population living with disability in Ghana, 31.6 per cent live with physical disability,” she added.
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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgFarmer jailed 12 years for impregnating daughterA medical report confirmed that the impregnated school girl has been infected with HIV\AIDS virusA 40 year-old farmer has been sentenced to 12 years in jail after defiling and impregnating his own daughter,15, by the Agona Swedru Circuit Court. Police Chief Inspector Isaac Amon told the court presided by Michael Cudjoe Etumi, that an endorsed medical report confirmed the state of the victim. The Prosecution said another medical report also confirmed that the impregnated school girl has been infected with HIV\AIDS virus. Chief Inspector Amon said the victim lives at Nsusososo, a suburb of Agona Swedru, with the complainant. The prosecution said the victim is a daughter to the accused who often comes over during the weekends for money for school.
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General News of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: Graphic.com.gh‘Curfew’ imposed on Kumasi to allow for performance of ritualOtumfuo Osei Tutu II and his late mum AsantehemaaResidents of Kumasi will be placed under ‘curfew’ today to allow for the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Konadu, to send an abusua kuruwa family or clan pot) from Manhyia to the ancestral home at Breman, a distance of about eight kilometres. The curfew starts from 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m. on Sunday, and according to the Manhyia Palace, “all must observe”. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will sit in state at Bogyawe, Manhyia Palace, this morning to welcome the consecrated stool of the late queen mother, who was also his biological mother. Today will be the second time Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will be carrying the abusua kuruwa. End of fastKumasi has been a scene of activities as Asanteman bids final farewell to its revered queen mother who died in 2016 and was aged 111.
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Politics of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comFight against corruption: Government to introduce Bill on Illicit EnrichmentProfessor Kwesi Yankah, Minister in charge of Tertiary educationThe Attorney-General will soon introduce to Parliament for consideration and subsequent approval a Bill on Illicit Enrichment. This Bill, will complement other existing measures put in place to address corruption including the Conduct of Public Officers Bill. Minister of State in charge of Education Prof. Yankah made the disclosure while addressing a forum on the National Anti-Corruption & Transparency week at LA palm hotel in Accra on Saturday. He said government remains commited to the fight against corruption and will not compromise on that course. According to him, the country’s dream of going beyond aid will be a mirage if it does not fight against corruption.
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Sports News of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhanaian youngster Jordi Osei-Tutu extends contract at ArsenalJordi Osei-TutuEnglish-born of Ghanaian descent Jordi Osei-Tutu has extended his contract at English Premier League side Arsenal FC. The 19-year-old was among ten youngsters of the club that put pen to paper to a new deal on Thursday. Osei-Tutu, who has been featuring for the youth side of the gunners becomes the second English-born Ghanaian to sign a contract at Arsenal after Edward Nketiah. Osei-Tutu moved to Arsenal in 2015, having previously been on the books of Reading. He has played for Arsenal’s under-23s and under-18s this season.
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General News of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comBaako condemns spiritual twists, fake pastors in KUMACA deathsplay videoAbdul Malik Kwaku BaakoSenior journalist, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako has condemned spiritualists who have linked a fatal health crisis in Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) to spiritual causes. "The spirit is hovering around the dining hall and when the children are eating, the spirit invokes death through their meals. Some other pastors went to the school with their members to pray for students and teachers. But Mr Baako has asked Ghanaians to ignore “osofo mokos" (fake pastors and prophets), he believes are worsening the situation. Meanwhile, the government has promised to bear the full funeral expenses of the four Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) students who died after they contracted the swine flu virus.
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Entertainment of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: yen.com.ghEbony’s choice of dress in this latest video and photos will leave you breathlessFinally, it seems Ebony is heeding calls by many Ghanaians to check her dress and grooming. But the ‘Sponsor’ hit maker surprised patrons at her corporate launch in Accra this week when she came out to perform with Abeiku Santana. Ebony Reigns, born Pricilla Opoku Agyeman launched her first album ‘Bonyfied’ at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra on Wednesday. Undoubtedly, Ebony Reigns has had a thriving career this year 2017. #GhanaPaparazzi #AfricaPaparazzi #Nkonkonsa A post shared by Nkonkonsa.com (@nkonkonsa) on Dec 6, 2017 at 6:33pm PST
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General News of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: yen.com.ghKUMACA students never died of Swine Flu - Parents release bombshellBereaved parents reports that their children never died of Swine Flu according to hospital officialsThe Ghana health service has finally spelt out the actual cause of deaths at Kumasi Academy to be Swine Flu. According to these bereaved parents, reports that were given to them by hospital officials suggests their children never died of Swine Flu virus. Another bereaved mother, Aunty Yaa also revealed to the media that her son, Fordjour Ferguson, died of feverishness and thus died later on Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died. Meanwhile, the government, through the vice president, has visited the Kumasi Academy High School.The school, which remains the epicenter of a recent outbreak of Swine Flu, has recorded over 11 deaths just in a year. Earlier on, medical officers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are currently finding the exact name for the disease found in the bodies of students who recently died.
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Basketball of Saturday, 9 December 2017Source: basketballghana.comSacred Heart, Achimota in line for bounce back at this year's Sprite BallMfantsipim (red) against Sacred Heart. Former winners Sacred Heart Senior High School and Achimota School are set to compete in the Greater Accra Regional Qualifiers later today. The qualifying games will determine which schools will represent the region at Ghana’s High School Basketball Championship-Sprite Ball. Achimota placed third at the maiden edition in 2007 while Sacred Heart wining the competition in back to back years in 2009 and 2010. Teams competing for spots at next year’s Sprite Ball are Accra Wesley Girls, West Africa Senior High, Labone Senior High, Accra High School, Chemu Senior High and Tema Senior High School.
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