Regional News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: newsghana.com.ghTeshie nursing students cry foul over Principal’s demandsFile photo: The students are being forced to buy items for the principal, other heads of the school. Investigations conducted by News Ghana indicate that final year students of the Nursing and Health Assistant Training School (HATS) at Teshie in Accra are being compelled to purchase various items for the principal, Mrs. Helen Gifty Dwamena Amoah and others. It must be stated that nursing students in the institution are paying between 1500 and 1600 for the current academic year. The three nursing batches include; the first batch of Diploma in Registered General Nursing (RGN), the second batch of Post Nursing Assistant Clinical (NAC) Midwifery and the ninth batch of the Nursing Assistant Clinical (NAC) students. Several attempts by News Ghana to get a reaction from the Principal of the Nursing and Health Assistant Training School in Teshie, including phone calls and two text messages was unsuccessful as she failed to respond.
Sports News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comAbedi Pele backs 'good man' Kwesi Appiah to succeed as Black Stars coachGhana legend Abedi Pele is convinced Kwesi Appiah is the right man to handle the Black Stars. The triple African Footballer of the Year has welcomed the ex-Ghana captain back to the position he left three years ago. Appiah was appointed last month to replace Avram Grant and expected to sign a two-year deal. "Kwesi Appiah is a good man. I want all of us to support him succeed as the Black Stars," Abedi told the media at the weekend.
Sports News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comChristian Atsu’s Newcastle United on the verge of automatic promotion to EPLNewcastle winger Christian AtsuWithout kicking a ball on Saturday, Christian Atsu's Newcastle United have found themselves on the verge of promotion certainty, just under year after being relegated from the Premier League. United are second in The Championship - an automatic promotion spot - and will be guaranteed a place back in the top tier of English football with victory over Preston North End on Monday evening. United are in this position because their two closest promotion rivals, Huddersfield and Reading, both lost on Saturday afternoon. It means that if Newcastle win on Monday, the other two sides cannot overtake them. Qualification will also serve as a massive boost to Ghana international Christian Atsu who joined the club in the summer after yet again failing to convince new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Last Saturday at about 4:45pm, fire started inside GN-owned ATV studios which is on the same compound as another GN-owned property, the Coconut Grove Hotel at Kanda in Accra. They reached there within 15 minutes, Kofi Siaw noted. At the time of their arrival, the flames were restricted to only one building, Kofi Siaw explained. According to him, the firefighters stood on the Kanda street in front of the Coconut Grove Hotel and discharged water into the blazing TV studio. Kofi Siaw encouraged fire fighters to be flexible enough to combine their knowledge with suggestions from those who know the environment.
Entertainment of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comGroup wants GHAMRO probedGHAMRO Chairman, Rex OmarA group calling itself Concerned Members of Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) in the Ashanti Region, has called for reforms into the operations of the association (GHAMRO) so as to deepen the relationship among its members. The concerned group made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting held in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, to find lasting solution to the numerous problems facing the society. They registered their protest against the newly adopted GHAMRO constitution as well as the last general election, which was held on March 2017 to elect its board members. They disclosed that the GHAMRO board presented a draft constitution to the members at the last annual general meet in Kumasi on May 26, last year. According to them, the entire GHAMRO members were shocked when the draft constitution was adopted by the board without the approval of the members.
General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: thefinderonline.comMinister on right course with ‘galamsey’ directive - Joyce AryeeFormer CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines - Rev. Dr. Joyce AryeeRev. Dr Joyce Aryee has thrown her weight behind the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, for his role in fighting illegal mining, popularly called ‘galamsey’, in the country. “Galamsey is illegal and what is illegal should not be tolerated and I think the minister has taken the right course which is to stop illegal mining. This means they know they are doing something illegally,” Rev Dr Aryee said.
Entertainment of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghWe’re back and in charge - WutahWutahRegardless Dancehall being the in thing now, reunited Reggae music duo, Wutah has disclosed they are more than capable of taking back the position they held before going their separate ways in 2009. Speaking about how they felt performing together for the first time, the duo described it as a dream come true. Wutah described their new reunion as a rebranding but with more maturity and more timeless music for fans. We are rebranded but the content is the same with even more timeless music that will stand the test of time,” Wutah said. Wutah announced they have a new song ready for release sometime this month.
Entertainment of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghI just wanted a new look - Emelia BrobbeyActress Emelia BrobbeyFans of pretty actress Emelia Brobbey may have noticed her new look and wondering what she is up to but the Anibre Nye actress says she just wanted a new look. Emelia currently sports a low crop hair-do and pictures of her new look have gone viral. According to Emelia, she has had positive feedback on her new look and she is really excited about it. The movie, Adanfo Bone was shot and produced in Sunyani so I believe it is a good thing going back there to opening,” an elated Emelia said. I must admit that it is a very interesting movie and everyone should look out for it, “she said.
General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: classfmonline.comChief Imam a true statesman – BawumiaDr Mahamudu Bawumia and Sheikh Usman Nuhu SharubutuVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, as a true statesman and a man of peace whose fatherly and unifying character has been of immense benefit to the country. Dr Bawumia said this in a Facebook post to celebrate the 98th birthday of the Chief Imam on Sunday 23 April. “On the joyous occasion of your 98th birthday, my father, Your Eminence Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam of the Republic, may the Almighty Allah continue to bless you and grant you good health so the nation will continue to benefit from your immense wisdom and advice,” Dr Bawumia wrote. “Your Eminence, you are a true statesman and a man of peace whose fatherly and unifying character has been of immense benefit not only to individuals, households and communities, but the entire nation.”Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu is an Islamic cleric and a member of the National Peace Council who has received several awards for the role he plays in ensuring peaceful co-existence between Muslims, Christians, and other religious bodies as well as political groups in the country.
Health News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: bbc.comMalaria: Ghana gets first vaccineThe vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasiteThe world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. It is why the WHO is running pilots in three countries to see if a full malaria vaccine programme could be started. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO regional director for Africa, said: "The prospect of a malaria vaccine is great news. Dr Seth Berkley, the chief executive of Gavi, said: "The world's first malaria vaccine is a real achievement that has been 30 years in the making.
Entertainment of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: Dailypost.ngCharly Boy pierces his testes, puts ring on itCharly BoyOne of Nigeria’s most outspoken celebrities, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly boy, has revealed details of his latest body piercing and tattooing. He took to his Instagram page to disclose that he has pierced his testes, put a ring on it and has also tattooed his children’s names on his left arm. Pierced my blokus today. “I know some people no go mind if I show my blokus as dis Oyibo dey take needle scatter ram. Pierced my blokus today.
General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: classfmonline.comTrolling of Kumasi folks ‘malicious’ – FritzFormer MP for Ablekuma South, Fritz BaffourFormer Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Fritz Baffour, has bemoaned comments targeted at people living in Kumasi following the opening of the Kumasi City Mall. Social media has been flooded with numerous trolls aimed at people in the Ashanti region after the region welcome its first mall. For him, Kumasi is at par with the capital when it comes to several developmental issues. “I grew up in Kumasi and treasure the city and its people. When I was a little boy, good things came to the city before the national capital, Accra.
The musclemen stormed the Nkrukan office of the NPP where the conference was scheduled, compelling the organisers to relocate to a different venue. The group is therefore asking the police to take action and bring the perpetrators to book or they may retaliate. Meanwhile, the group has expressed their outright rejection to attempt to impose a non-Krobo as Municipal Chief Executive for the area. The group says it will resist any attempt to impose a non-indigene who is a “stranger” to Krobos in the area on them. They said the peace of Yilo Krobo and the stability of the party cannot be guaranteed if the appointment of MCE is done contrary to the will of the people .
Health News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: mynewsgh.comLack of funds stalls 309 Projects at Health MinistryA picture of stalled 309 projectGovernment is under pressure to secure funds to complete over 309 stalled projects across the country being funded by the Ministry of Health including the forty-year abandoned maternity block at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Construction works on three hundred and nine projects have stalled for a long time due to resource constraints from the government which is appealing to donor partners to help secure funds for their completion in earnest to inure to the benefit of the citizenry . “We are aware of about three hundred and nine uncompleted projects of the Ministry. Speaking to stakeholders at the 2017 Health Summit performance review under the theme: “Accountability in the health sector to achieve the health related SDGs” the minister bemoaned the poor achievements chalked over the years in the health sector. He stated that government is quick to build hospitals and health facilities in cities in bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of the people.
Feature Article of Monday, 24 April 2017Columnist: Michael Sumaila NlasiaOpen letter to former President RawlingsFormer President Jerry John RawlingsYour Excellency,One day this year, as I was walking by my perpetually empty locker, I was struck by your memory. It is important we all know that the moral fiber of a society breaks down when the structures of a society breakdown. Moreover, it is not enough to say a president is not corrupt when the system in which he is operating is a “lame horse”. The moral support that we need to ensure our social development can only come from the structures of society. Yours trulyBy Michael Sumaila Nlasia[email protected]The author is a Research Fellow at Center for Data Processing and Geo-Spatial Analysis (CEDPA).