Bawumia signals more surprise visits

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comBawumia signals more surprise visitsVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says state institutions should expect more surrprise visitsVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said state institutions across the country should expect more surprise visits from him as part of his efforts to learn their concerns and improve efficiency. This follows an unannounced visit he paid to the Registrar-General’s Department on Wednesday, 18 January to identify the bottlenecks bedevilling the enterprise. While there, he interacted with owners of businesses and ordinary Ghanaians who had gone to the department to register their businesses. He met a lot of people at the registry who also expressed their frustrations in registering and reregistration of their establishments. He tweeted on Thursday: “There will be many of such visits to state institutions in order to be acquainted with the efficiency of their operations.”

January 19, 2017 12:51 UTC

Blakk Rasta now lecturer at Uni. of Central Missouri

Entertainment of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comBlakk Rasta now lecturer at Uni. of Central MissouriBlakk RastaGhanaian reggae musician and radio presenter Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta, has announced his new appointment as a lecturer at the University of Central Missouri, USA. Blakk Rasta will teach World Religions, Afrikana Studies, and Environmental Sciences. Of Central Missouri ..To Jah be the glory. #KuchokoRevolution @… https://t.co/PXzrawxEM6 — Blakk Rasta (@Blakkrasta) January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 12:16 UTC

Ghanaians 'fire' Hannah Tetteh over Twitter comments

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: GhanaWebGhanaians 'fire' Hannah Tetteh over Twitter commentsHanna TettehFormer Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hanna Tetteh, has come under a barrage of attacks for her tweets questioning the coverage of the Gambian crisis by the Ghanaian media. The Gambia has been thrown into a state of confusion over an election dispute involving Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and Adama Barrow. This has angered many twitter enthusiasts who have expressed their disappointment in her tweet. Hanna Tetteh has come under such attacks in the past especially when she mocked a group of Ghanaians who had organised a very peaceful march to the Jubilee House to present a petition to Government. She also lost her bid to retain the Awutu Senya West Constituency seat for the fourth time in the 2016 election to NPP's George Andah

January 19, 2017 12:02 UTC

E/R: Queen mothers, widows stage protest over Fulani herdsmen

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comE/R: Queen mothers, widows stage protest over Fulani herdsmenAggrieved women stormed AssesewaSome queen mothers and widows at Anyaboni, a farming community in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern region have hit the streets protesting alleged attacks and harassment on them by Fulani herdsmen in the area. According to the aggrieved women, they are unable to go to their farms due to fear of being attacked and raped by the Fulani herdsmen, who have invaded the community with their cattle destroying their farms. The women added that the nomads have also polluted their river bodies and threatened to rape and kill them as well. They also claimed that the men who fight the nomads are arrested and put before court, hence men in the community are reluctant to fight for them again. Assembly member for Anyaboni resettlement area, Emmanuel kwasi Lawer, told Starr News’ Eastern Regional correspondent Kojo Ansah the nomads have denied the women their source of living, which is very disheartening.

January 19, 2017 11:53 UTC

Gospel musician Gifty Osei to sue three giant media houses

Entertainment of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: zionfelix.netGospel musician Gifty Osei to sue three giant media housesGifty OseiGhanaian gospel musician Gifty Osei is not happy about publication by some media houses that she is the lady who fell flat on her face in a wedding video which went viral days ago. The lady who uses the name Ciara Afia Kim on Facebook said, ”That’s not Gifty Osei, I was at the wedding which was in Worcester, Massachusetts. Gifty Osei in a press statement forwarded to Zionfelix.net and signed by her manager, Stephen Kenneth Nakujah has threatened to sue three giant media houses who published the false story. The statement asked the media houses to write a rejoinder apologising to the artiste. It is never your Empress Gifty Osei.

January 19, 2017 11:17 UTC



Wakaso grateful to Majeed Waris

Sports News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comWakaso grateful to Majeed WarisAlhassan Wakaso signs for French club LorientNewly signed Lorient midfielder Alhassan Wakaso is full of praise for Abdul Majeed Waris who has been influential since his arrival in France last week. Alhassan signed a three year deal with Lorient last week and was quickly drafted into the team that played over the weekend. The 24-year-old is expected to make his debut against Monaco on Sunday but says he owes gratitude to Waris who has been supportive since his arrival in France. “France has been very welcoming to me and I am slowly getting use to my new team mates because that is very important,” Alhassan said“I have say a good thank you to my brother Waris who has been very supportive to me since I arrived in France.”

January 19, 2017 10:38 UTC

Ken Ofori Atta will fix Ghana’s economy – Keli Gadzekpo

Business News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comKen Ofori Atta will fix Ghana’s economy – Keli GadzekpoMr. Ofori Atta(L), Keli Gadzekpo(R)Keli Gadzekpo, Co-founder of Databank and long-time friend of finance minister-designate Ken Ofori Atta has said he is confident the finance expert will walk Ghana out of its financial difficulties. According to him, Mr. Ofori Atta has the strength of character and convictions to take the hard and difficult decisions to stabilise and grow the Ghanaian economy. Mr Ofori Atta who is not an active politician has been nominated by President Akufo-Addo to head the finance ministry. “Ghanaians will be happy with the work of Mr. Ken Ofori Atta. Ken Ofori Atta is calm under fire but he knows how to make things work.

January 19, 2017 09:30 UTC

RTI fiasco: Blame Mahama – Coalition

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: --RTI fiasco: Blame Mahama – CoalitionBlame Mahama for not passing the Right To Information (RTI) lawThe failure of the sixth parliament in passing the Right To Information (RTI) law should be blamed on the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Ugonna Ukaigwe, Coordinator for the Right to Information Coalition, Ghana, has said. A statement issued by Mrs Ukaigwe said: “In the year 2012, the NDC government came into power with a promise in their manifesto that the RTI Bill would be passed into law. On 12th November, 2013, President Mahama tabled the RTI Bill 2013 before the 6th Parliament. Consideration of the RTI Bill continued in May and October 2016 during the second and third sessions of parliament respectively. In October specifically, the AG withdrew the old bill and tabled a revised bill (RTI Bill 2016) making the consideration and passage of the bill much easier than it previously was.

January 19, 2017 09:17 UTC

Final burial rites for Asantehemaa today

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghFinal burial rites for Asantehemaa todayThe late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem IIThe Kumasi metropolis will be without commercial activities today, as businesses are expected to grind to a halt to pave way for the smooth burial of the Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. The late Asantehemaa died in her sleep in November last year at the age of 111. The body of the late Asantehemaa will be moved from the Dwabirem of the Manhyia Palace after the burial service to the Bantama Royal Mausoleum before being sent to the Breman Royal Mausoleum for burial in the evening. Some of the market women told this reporter that they would not go to the market today as they mourned with the Manhyia Palace. Since Monday, hundreds of mourners from far and near have been pouring into the Manhyia Palace to commiserate with the Asantehene and the Royal Family.

January 19, 2017 09:11 UTC

Baba Rahman to fly to Germany for treatment following AFCON injury

Sports News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comBaba Rahman to fly to Germany for treatment following AFCON injuryBaba Rahman suffered a a rupture of the meniscus in Ghana's opener against UgandaGhana defender Baba Abdul-Rahman will travel to Germany today (Thursday) to undergo further tests and possible surgery over a knee injury he suffered at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. A Ghana team official will accompany the defender on the journey to Germany on Thursday evening. The GFA will offer all the support to the dedicated and hardworking Baba Rahman on his road to recovery. The Black Stars player was accompanied by Dr. Baba to Libreville on Wednesday from the team's base of Port Gentil. The left-back suffered the knee problem during the Black Stars 1-0 win over Uganda in Group D.

January 19, 2017 08:45 UTC

Yagbonwura will reject the division of Gonjaland into two regions -Prince

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: ultimatefmonline.comYagbonwura will reject the division of Gonjaland into two regions -PrinceYagbonwura Sulemana Jakpa Tuntumba Boresa (I)Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I), Prince Hamlet Boresa has said that his father who is the King and Overlord of Gonjaland would reject the balkanization of Gonjaland for any purpose or agree to the division of Gonjaland into two administrative regions. He entreated Gonjas in general to fight against being part of the Eastern Corridor Region as announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo. “Gonjas are not the group of people who would be loitering, marauding and vandalizing to the defense of our land. Not even a meter of land would be part of the so called Eastern corridor region”; he emphasized. According to him President Akufo-Addo has good ideas for the betterment of Ghana and therefore entreats Gonjas to hold him in high esteem and believe in his leadership and policies.

January 19, 2017 08:01 UTC

ECOWAS troops enter Gambia without resistance from military

World News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: citifmonline.com/BBCECOWAS troops enter Gambia without resistance from militaryECOWAS Troops have entered the country without any resistance from the military. Reports from The Gambia say the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) troops, have entered the country without any resistance from the military. The ECOWAS troops entered The Gambia after midnight, hours after last minute talks between Mauritania President Mohamed Abdel Aziz and Mr Jammeh fell through. The commission accepted that some of the results it initially published contained errors, but said Mr Barrow had still won. The US state department urged Mr Jammeh to peacefully transfer power to Mr Barrow on Thursday.

January 19, 2017 06:27 UTC

Obiri Boahen’s open threats must be condemned – Kofi Adams

General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: citifmonline.comObiri Boahen’s open threats must be condemned – Kofi Adamsplay videoKofi Adams, National organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)The National organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, is calling for an open condemnation of threats of reprisal attacks by the New Patriotic Party’s Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen. According to him, such intentions could lead the country into chaos if allowed to persist. Mr. Kofi Adams told the host of Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, Richard Sky on Wednesday that, President Akufo-Addo must take responsibility for the sanity of the country and must ensure that all forms of political violence is halted. Kofi Adams added that, the NDC had informed foreign missions in the country about the situation, and wants the various stakeholders to speak against it. Watch Nana Obiri Boahen respond to 'threats' by the NDC.

January 19, 2017 06:13 UTC

Burkina Faso denied win by Gabon's Aubameyang

Sports World News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: bbc.comBurkina Faso denied win by Gabon's AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in two games but Gabon are yet to winPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the Africa Cup of Nations to earn hosts Gabon a point from their match with Burkina Faso. Herve Koffi tipped Denis Bouanga's drive onto the bar early on and denied him again with his legs on 81 minutes. Those saves made up for the Burkina Faso goalkeeper's error when he brought down Aubameyang for the penalty. Burkina Faso's chances of progress appear to be higher, given they will face rank outsiders and debutants Guinea-Bissau on Sunday. But they could well be without key man Jonathan Pitroipa, who was stretchered off after only 11 minutes against Gabon.

January 19, 2017 05:57 UTC

Cedi depreciation causing increase in fuel prices – COPEC

Business News of Thursday, 19 January 2017Source: citifmonline.comCedi depreciation causing increase in fuel prices – COPECFile photoThe Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has blamed the continuous fall of the cedi against the dollar for the recent price hikes of fuel at the pumps. According to COPEC, the situation has resulted in speculations leading to an increase of about 4 to 10 percent in fuel prices. Fuel prices at the pumps saw an increase yesterday after an initial increase last week. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah called for an immediate review of some of the petroleum taxes to cushion the ordinary Ghanaian. Some commercial drivers have also begun adjusting their fares following the increase in fuel prices.

January 19, 2017 04:37 UTC



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