General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: citinewsroom.comGeorge Andah questions decision by telcos to increase chargesDeputy Minister of Communication, George AndahDeputy Minister of Communication, George Andah, finds reasons given by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication for an impending increment in tariffs by telcos problematic. The Chamber had explained that the increment is in accordance with the implementation of the new tax laws. “The government as part of the 2018 mid-year review of the budget amended the Acts referenced above. “This new tax levy must be placed solely at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo and the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. The Minority maintained that the recalibration of the levies would still result in an increase in taxes, and Sam George believes that the announcement by the telcos has vindicated the Minority.
Entertainment of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: classfmonline.comHighlife legend Ben Brako and wife go semi-nudeBen Brako and his wifeGhanaian Highlife legend Ben Brako and his wife are breaking the Internet with a semi-nude photo shoot of themselves. He had his secondary education at St Augustine's College in Cape Coast. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agric Economics from the University of Ghana and also obtained a B.A. (Hons) in Media Communication Studies from the University of East London (1994). The photoshoot has become the toast of social media since he posted it on his wall.
General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghNGO engages Hweakwae citizens on importance of educationMercy Quansah Ansah presenting educational materials to the headmaster of Hweakwae RC Primary SchoolNtiamoah Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) engaged in education and health promotion, has organised a durbar at Akyem Hweakwae in the Birim North District to educate parents, teachers and schoolchildren on the importance of having a good education. The awardees were presented with flat screen TV sets, pen drives, assorted books, stationery and other educational materials. The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Ntiamoah Foundation, Dr Kojo Pumpuni Asante, said through its Founder, Mr R.K.A. Asante, and support from Ghana Hope Foundation and Newmont Akyem, the NGO contributed to upgrading the New Abirem Health Centre into a fully fledged district hospital. The Project and Communication Officer with the Ntiamoah Foundation, Mr Shiva Oppong Banahene, urged parents to encourage their children to study hard in order to excel in future.
General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: classfmonline.comArrest DKM boss, retrieve clients' deposits as you promised - Mahama to Akufo-AddoFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Mahama has urged the Akufo-Addo government to arrest the owner of the now-defunct DKM Microfinance Limited and pay its aggrieved customers all their locked-up deposits as he said was promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. According to Mr. Mahama, the NPP, in the run-up to the 2016 elections, accused him and his wife of being the owners of the collapsed microfinance firm and promised to retrieve for the clients, all their locked-up investments. With the NPP now being in power, Mr. Mahama said the Akufo-Addo government should have no difficulty fulfilling that promise to the customers of the defunct DKM. The government, he said, must ensure the owner of the company is arrested and all customers settled appropriately. “When we were in office, the NPP lied that DKM belonged to me and my wife.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: citinewsroom.comAngry parents storm KNUST police station after students’ arrestThe students were picked up by the KNUST security while they were holding a vigil on campusSome parents and guardians have massed up at the KNUST Police station to demand the release of their wards who have been arrested by the police. The students, according to parents were arrested by the internal security of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and handed over to the police for holding a vigil in the school. The students were picked up by the KNUST security while they were holding a vigil on campus. I spoke with the Commander that this is what I had seen and I do not think it is good. The parents have accused authorities of the institution of intimidating and victimizing students who reside at the Unity and University gallant balls since the conversion to both halls into mixed ones.
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Sports World News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: bbc.comMourinho in touchline melee as Chelsea score late to draw with Man UtdJose Mourinho was involved in a furious bust-up after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equalizerManchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious bust-up touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equalizer rescued Chelsea's unbeaten Premier League start at Stamford Bridge. He bowed his head in disappointment as Barkley scored in the dying seconds after a goalmouth scramble, but then reacted angrily as Chelsea technical assistant Marco Ianni celebrated in front of him before then pumping his fists in Mourinho's direction again. It was low-key and would have gone pretty much unnoticed had it not been caught on the television cameras. No matter how calm he tried to remain, you could see how much this meant to him. The Portuguese decided to have the last word with that three-fingered gesture towards Chelsea fans - but victory would have been a much sweeter response.
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Sports News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: English Premier League (Week 9)There are six Premier League 3pm kickoffs todayThere are six Premier League 3pm kickoffs this afternoon to feast on. At the top, Manchester City host Burnley and will be aiming to keep their noses ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool, after starting the day level on points with their rivals. There's a lip-smacking London derby as a resurgent West Ham host Tottenham at their home, which is soon to feature a claret and blue carpet surrounding their pitch. And at the bottom, can Newcastle and Cardiff earn their first wins of the season as they host Brighton and Fulham respectively? Today's 3pm lineupBournemouth v Southampton - 15:00Cardiff City v Fulham - 15:00Manchester City v Burnley - 15:00Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion - 15:00West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur - 15:00Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford - 15:00
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghAccident: 3 injured after Ivory Coast bound bus fell into a ditchThe Ivory Coast bound bus fell into a ditch while trying to avoid a head on collisionThree passengers have sustained injuries in an accident on the Ahanta West - Takoradi Highway Saturday morning, October 20. They were on a journey to Ivory Coast when their bus driver in an attempt to avoid a head on collision with a truck veered off and fell into a ditch. The three injured persons are receiving treatment. The other passengers have however been given another bus for them to continue the journey to Ivory Coast.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: presidency.gov.ghWe're addressing accommodation, logistical needs of Armed Forces – Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-Addo in a group picture with officer cadets of the Ghana Armed ForcesThe President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the Ghana Armed Forces that they will be provided with the necessary resources to carry out their constitutionally mandated role of, amongst others, protecting the territorial integrity of the country. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of officer cadets of the Ghana Armed Forces at the Ghana Military Academy, on Friday, 19th October, 2018, President Akufo-Addo, indicated that since assuming the reins of office, some 21 months ago, a lot has been done by his government to improve upon the logistical and accommodational requirements of the armed forces. President Akufo-Addo revealed further that a contract has also been signed for the construction of a Forward Operating Base at Enzulebu in the Western Region to protect Ghana’s oil resources. This is a legacy I would want to bequeath to the Ghana Armed Forces,” he added. You must bear in mind that the Ghana Armed Forces, over the years, has striven to maintain a healthy relationship with the civilian population, in line with the tenets of national integration and cohesion,” the President said.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghNursing and Midwifery Council staff undergo fire trainingMr Micheal Obimpeh, the Assistant Station Officer, assisting a member of the council quench fireAbout 120 staff and national service personnel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana have undergone a one-day fire training exercise as part of measures to equip them on fire safety measures. The training was facilitated by personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Legon station. SpeakersSpeaking on the rationale for the exercise, the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr Felix Nyonte, explained that the training was to equip staff on the basic fire prevention methods, especially at the workplace. He commended the facilitators for the practical way they educated the staff and requested the GNFS to regularly make such training programmes available to staff to secure life and property. GratitudeSome staff of the council who took part in the training expressed gratitude to the authorities of the GNFS and management of the council for providing the training programme.
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Sports News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: Footballmadeinghana.comGhanaians don’t appreciate me - GyanBlack Stars Captain, Asamoah GyanBlack Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan believes the majority of Ghanaians do not value what he has done for the nation. Gyan, 32 is Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer having netted 51 goals in 106 appearances including six in three FIFA World Cup tournament. But the die-hard striker says he is not appreciated by his country as people always talk against him. Any player outside who has my kind of record will be celebrated but I don’t get that treatment here in Ghana and it’s sad” Gyan told Zylophone Sports. The Kayserispor forward has been the main man up front for the Black Stars since 2006.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: citinewsroom.comNADMO in 24-hour surveillance at Akuse over ‘outbreak of Tilapia Lake virus’play videoThe move is to ensure that no one smuggles any dead tilapia to be sold to the general publicFollowing the destruction of some 40 tons of unwholesome tilapia at Asutsuare in the Greater Accra Region, the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) has mounted a barrier at Akuse in the Eastern region as a means of providing 24-hour surveillance to check what it said is an outbreak of tilapia lake virus. Some fishmongers were later found to be carting the dead fish to be used as slated fish, locally known as ‘koobi’ for sale to the unsuspecting public. Report persons you see with dead tilapiaMeanwhile, NADMO is encouraging persons who sight any unscrupulous persons with the dead tilapia to report for the appropriate actions to be taken. They were spotted with more than six bags of the dead fish,” he added. Asutsuare unwholesome tilapia situation under control – Fisheries MinistryThe Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has assured the public that it is safe to buy tilapia from the market.
October 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
He underscored the need for greater commitment across all sectors and industries to strengthen and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development, as emphasized by the SDG 17. According to him, “the level of funding needed for the implementation of the SDGs surpasses government capacity given the volumes of resources required. Mr Kuukpen made the remarks at the Ghana Finance Summit 2018 held on the theme, “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Innovative Financing”. “As the SDGs emphasize localized implementation, there is the obvious need to engineer partnerships with the private sector and philanthropy locally. It was organized by Precise Communications in collaboration with Financial Inclusion Forum Africa, ARK Events Ghana, GEN Ghana; and with support from many partners including UNDP.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comIMANI will still drag Comm. Ministry to CHRAJ despite Kelni settlement – CudjoeIMANI Africa President, Franklin CudjoePresident of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe one of the applicants contesting the propriety of the Kelni GVG contract says it is likely they will be advancing further their litigation at the doorstep of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) soon. This is not substantially different from the kinds of technical audits a court would have had to order if the case had proceeded to finality,” Cudjoe wrote on his Facebook page hours ago. The plaintiffs, particularly IMANI have been fighting government challenging the $89m contract signed between the Ministry of Communication and the Kelni GvG. The think tank, among other things, maintains the contract was inflated, with no value for money audit.
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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGovernment to set up military base at Enzulebu to protect oil resourcesPresident Akufo-Addo interacting with military personnel as he inspects a guard of honourA Forward Operating Base is to be constructed for the military at Enzulebu in the Ellembele District, Western Region for the protection of the nation’s oil resources, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced. President Akufo-Addo, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), announced this at the 2018 graduation ceremony for Regular Careers Course 58 and Short Service Commission/Special Duties Course 56 at the Ghana Military Academy in Accra yesterday. A female Junior Under Officer, Ms Akosua Serwaa Appiah, took two awards: the Chief of Army Staff’s Award and the Military Cane. PresidentAddressing the gathering, the President said the government planned to construct a new military training school to meet the requirement of the 21st century. BeatingsPresident Akufo-Addo urged the commissioned officers to guard against the temptation of using their uniforms to intimidate civilian counterparts who were their natural partners in the development of the nation.
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