Regional News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgVolta GJA launches maiden awardsThe award ceremony, has been scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 in HoDr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has launched the maiden Volta Journalists awards by the regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) with a call on journalists to promote government's transformation drive. The "AGI-GJA" awards will celebrate Journalists who excel in Agriculture, Health, Tourism, Business and Economics, Disaster reporting and Sports. It is on the theme, "Promoting the industrialisation of Volta Region: The role of the Media". Mrs Lucy Tenkorang, Vice President, Eastern/ Volta AGI, said recognition was key to journalism and that the AGI would continue to cooperate in ensuring the highest standards of the profession. Members of the awards committee include Mr Kofi Akordor, Mr Ralph Avornyo, Mr Sepenyo Dzokoto and Madam Yvonne Odame Nti.
General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgYoung people urged to preserve life of Spring Alive birdsA group picture of participants and facilitators. The project dubbed: “Spring Alive Project” is an initiative of Spring Alive, Poland, with support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa and organised by the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS). The 2017 Spring Alive day was observed on the theme: “Don’t Take Chicks with You”. Mr Eric Lartey, the Executive Director of the Ghana Wildlife Society affirmed the commitment of outfit towards conserving the lives of wildlife. Ms Kabobah said the Spring Alive project sought to train children, teachers and parents to conserve the five types of Spring Alive Birds which, include; Barn Swallow, White Stork, Common Cuckoo, Common Swift, and European Bee-eater.
General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comGovernment to recruit 3,000 Arabic instructors - BawumiaVice President Bawumia receiving a citation at the Bambiwiya Islamic InstituteGovernment is to recruit 3,000 Arabic instructors whose services are indispensable especially in the Northern Region, where English and Arabic schools are in abundance. This forms part of government’s commitment to improve the education sector as plans are also far advanced to restore the Arabic instructors’ allowances, which was scrapped by the previous government. Dr. Alhaji Bawumia cited the planting for food and jobs, the Zongo Development Fund among others, as policies being initiated to improve the well-being of the masses. Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, pledged 10 laptops for the Bambawiya Islamic Institute. The Bambawiya Islamic Institute in a citation extolled Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia under whose watch as leader of government’s economic management team, the economy has stabilized.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comBechem United resist StarTimes' attempt to telecast their clash with OlympicsGhana Premier League broadcast sponsors StarTimes have been denied entry to the Bechem parkAngry Bechem United fans have vehemently resisted attempts by Ghana Premier League broadcast sponsors StarTimes to telecast their clash with Great Olympics LIVE insisting they are ready to pay any fine imposed on them by the GFA. Ghana football continues to witness strange happenings in the 21st century as fans keep warding off potential sponsors with their primitive practices. The attempt by the Bechem United fans follows similar tactics adopted by fans of Aduana Stars to prevent the television crew from telecasting their game with Kumasi Asante Kotoko live. The determined fans of Bechem United claim they are prepared to verify the cost of preventing StarTimes from telecasting the game since they know they will not be fined more than GHC30,000, using Aduana Stars as a yardstick. GHANAsoccernet.com gathers that leadership of the Premier League Board are making attempts to speak to officials of Bechem United to control their fans but it doesn't look promising as all officials have their phones switched off.
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Sports News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.org'I don’t really care about how Ghanaians would take our loss' - Coach FabinCoach Paa Kwesi FabinCoach Paa Kwesi Fabin, has said that he does not really care about, what Ghanaians would say when the team gets home, after losing to Mali by 2:1 in the first quarter final match of the ongoing Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, India. Coach Fabin after a third defeat to the Malians said this at a post-match conference, when he was asked “how Ghanaians would receive the team back home?" He said "In association football, you either win, lose or draw…we have lost today and I don’t know how they would take it. “But however they take it, it really doesn’t matter and I really don’t mind,” he noted. Coach Fabin further noted that, the game should have been rescheduled due to the heavy rains and how soaked the pitch was, rendering ball control difficult.
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Entertainment of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comPaapa Yankson has left a great legacy - Gyedu-Blay Ambolleyplay videoHighlife Music legend, Gyedu Blay AmbulleyHighlife music legend, Gyedu Blay Ambulley says the late ace musician Paapa Yankson has left a big legacy adding that he learnt his unique style of composition from his predecessors. He noted that the musician’s style of music has had a positive impact on the music industry and that his music will never die. According to him, the late highlife composer was a true definition of genuine music and was going to be missed tremendously. He also mentioned that young musicians in the industry nowadays sample the old high-life music and add what they had composed to it. The late Music maestro was honoured with a state funeral at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
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Regional News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comStray cattle take over major streets in KumasiStray animals, especially cattle, wander about freely on the streetsThe movement of stray animals on major streets in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, is becoming a nuisance and a greater source of concern for residents and other road users. Stray animals, especially cattle, wander about freely on the streets. The Environmental Health Department of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), said its efforts to prosecute owners of these stray cattle have consistently been hindered by top personalities within the Kumasi metropolis who usually intercede when they are arrested. Metro Environmental Health Officer, Don Awantungo, indicated that though the laws permit his office to prosecute owners of stray animals, it is discretional. As at now, we have not prosecuted anybody with stray animals.
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General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo mourns Paapa Yanksonplay videoPresident Akufo-Addo in the company of Mrs.Catherine Afeku and other government officialsPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo on Saturday bid his final farewell to Late Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson, popularly known as Paapa Yankson who passed away suddenly after a short illness on July 21, 2017. The solemn ceremony set against the background of the beautiful scenery of the State House brought together the old and young alike, whose lives the highlife veteran has affected with his music. The President, in the company of Catherine Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture and other government officials exchanged pleasantries with the bereaved family after which they filed past the body of the late Music maestro who was honoured with a state funeral at the forecourt of the State House in AccraThe late Paapa Yankson’s family members, traditional rulers and a delegation from National Democratic Congress (NDC) were all present at the funeralThe body of the late musician had been laid at the forecourt of the state house with a bouquet of flowers beside it. Some dignitaries present at the funeral include Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) president, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour); past President Sidiku Buari, Asiedu Nketia of the National Democratic Party (NDC) and Ahuma Bosco Ocansey (Daddy Bosco), an administrator at MUSIGA.
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General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: pulse.com.ghGovernment paid GHC245,000 for this wooden kindergarten structure in BAThe uncompleted wooden structure has been alleged to cost Ghana an amount of GHC245,000Head of Policy Unit and Energy Policy Advisor at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Dr Ismael Ackah, is alleging that GHC245,000 has been spent on an uncompleted wooden structure school. He was quoted by Joy FM journalist, Israel Laryea, in a tweet on Saturday as saying. Ghs245,000 (110K of #GhOilMoney) was paid a contractor in 2016 for this kindergarten at Dormaa Central, BA. pic.twitter.com/MPwytwicvB — Israel Laryea (@TheIsraelLaryea) October 21, 2017You've got to be joking me. #GhOilMoney — Israel Laryea (@TheIsraelLaryea) October 21, 2017
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Entertainment of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMzVee performs with Kuami Eugene at Becca UNVEILEDplay videoMzVee performing 'REWIND' with Kuami EugeneLynx dancehall queen MzVee got her fans screaming with enthusiasm as she lit them up with one of her hit songs at the ‘Becca UNVEILED’ concert held at the National Theatre on October, 21, 2017. Clad in a black, sparkling sleeveless tube with tight black trousers, the songstress performed with Kuami Eugene her ‘REWIND’ song at the event. Others stars who performed on the night include Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, MzVee, Kwabena Kwabena and a whole lot more. The concert was a celebration of the ten year career of multiple award-winning Songstress, Becca who has shot up in the Ghanaian music industry. Watch the full performance below :
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General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comPupils sit on plastic buckets in classPupils resort to discarded plastic buckets as desk in classPupils of Bumpata D/A Primary School on the island of Affram Plains South District in the Eastern region sit on discarded plastic buckets as desks during class hours. Kindergarten and Class One pupils in particular who do not have access to the discarded plastic buckets sit on the bare floor to learn. “We don’t have sitting and writing places for them so some sit on buckets and others sit on the floor. For the past six years, we have not received any desk,” Mr Kportufi siad. According to the headmaster, several requests made for the supply of furniture to the School have fallen on deaf ears.
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Entertainment of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBukom Banku vs Bastie Samir: Mzbel's dancers perform sexual act on stageplay videoThe male fan with one of the dancers on stageYesterday Saturday, October 21, 2017 was the final day for the much awaited boxing bout between Ghana's self acclaimed Mayweather Braimah Issah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku and Samir Bastie. Not only did Samir nicknamed ‘The Beast’ defeat maverick light heavyweight boxer Bukom Banku in the 7th round technical knock-out, Mzbel and her dancers were there to also entertain the excited fans. Mzbel's dancers seductively dressed went gay with sensual dance moves; the climax was when a male fan jumped on stage to perform sex acts with the dancers. The bout was dubbed ‘Make or Break’ by Box Office Promotions. Watch the videos below:
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Entertainment of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: yen.com.ghAsamoah Gyan's wife breaks the internet with her stunning photoGifty is reportedly married to Asamoah GyanA stunning photo of the wife of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has set the internet alight, YEN.com.gh can report. The wife, who reports say is called Gifty, is a very private person, with no known social media presence. YEN.com.gh understands that she is legally married to Gyan and has been in a relationship with him for over 16 years. Gyan revealed in an interview in Accra recently that he preferred to keep his family affairs private. The star footballer said he did not want his wife and children to be in the public eye.
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General News of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: 3news.comEC starts process to create new districtsThe EC team will consider the available economic activities in the proposed districtsThe Electoral Commission is to embark on field trips next week to assess the feasibility of government’s proposal to create new district assemblies in all the 10 regions. “A team each has been constituted for the ten regions to undertake a field study and submit reports accordingly,” a memo to EC’s regional directors stated. Each regional team would be led by the Commission member responsible for the region, it said. Accessibility of the proposed district capital to other towns and villages in the district must also be taken into account. The team embarking on the field study are expected to talk to stakeholders including chief executives of existing districts, traditional rulers, Presiding Member of Assembly, Members of Parliament in the affected areas and other opinion leaders.
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Entertainment of Sunday, 22 October 2017Source: yen.com.ghDon't marry Vivian Okyere - Ghanaians warn Yaw DaboYaw Dabo and his lover, Vivian OkyereYEN.com.gh readers have cautioned Kumawood actor, Yaw Dabo, not to proceed with his professed plan to marry Vivian Okyere, a fellow movie star. Here are some of the stark warnings sent out to Dabo by YEN.com.gh readers. The remarks came after YEN.com.gh published pictures which suggested that Dabo was really serious about his relationship with Vivian. A few YEN.com.gh readers who also reacted to the news, however, condemned the negative reactions that the relationship between Dabo and Vivian has provoked. Vivian Okyere, for her part, has stressed that she really loves Dabo, who she refers to as her "heart".
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