Sports News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: footballghana.comJohn Boye on target as Metz close on Ligue 1 promotionJohn BoyeGhanaian defender John Boye was on target for Metz as they defeated GFCO Ajaccio 2-0 away from home in the second tier of French football. The former Hearts of Lions man broke the deadlock in the 54th minute to put his side into the lead. Niane Inrahima in the 76th minute doubled the lead for the visitors. This was John Boye’s first league goal of the season after featuring in 31 league games. Metz are just four points away from playing in French top flight next season.
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General News of Sunday, 21 April 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgVeep joins Chief Imam for Jummah prayers ahead of Centenary celebrationplay videoDr Mahamudu Bawumiam with Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu SharabutuVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday, joined Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, the National Chief Imam and fellow Muslims at the Central Mosque in Accra for Jummah Prayers. The special Thanksgiving prayer was to express appreciation to Allah for the blessings bestowed on the Chief Imam, who would chalk 100 years next Tuesday, April 23. The Chief Imam, who led the Jummah prayers, thanked Allah for his life and mercies and asked for His continuous guidance. Vice President Bawumia thanked Allah for granting the Chief Imam long life, good health and wisdom so that the nation would continue to enjoy his good counsel. The thanksgiving prayer formally starts a series of programmes lined up to mark the Centenary celebration of the National Chief Imam.
April 20, 2019 17:03 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: 3news.comThe state of the national insurer, SSNITDirector General, Dr John Ofori-TenkonrangThe national insurer has been in the news for several reasons in the past couple of years: reason which inspire hope and those that spell doom. Banking sector cleanup and SSNIT Investments and SavingsThe managers of SSNIT say, the trust insurer was not affected by the banking sector cleanup that led to the collapse and merger of some banks and a downgrading of one. Michael Addo added the trust got its entire money back from the collapsed banks SSNIT banked with. SSNIT System and Fake CertificatesManagement of SSNIT says it is limping through the infamous Operational Business Suite (OBS) system. The 8:1 ratio, though not the most ideal situation as the trust managers have alluded to, is sustainable, all things being equal.
April 20, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comNDC reschedules election of regional executives for new regionsJohnson Asiedu NketiaThe National Democratic Party has announced a change of date for the filing of nominations for regional elections in the newly created regions from 22nd -23rd April to Tuesday 23rd-24th of April. According to the NDC, the previous date coinciding with the Easter holidays is what informed the decision of the party to set a later date. In a statement signed by General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the change of date is to allow prospective aspirant have access to banking and other filing related services. Secondly, for the avoidance of doubt, members are to take note, that decisions made by Regional Executives of the parent regions to assume or contest for positions in the newly created regions, takes effect from 25th May, 2019, when elections have been conducted and officers duly sworn-in in all affected regions. We use this opportunity to wish all aspirants the best of luck.
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comParts of Ghana in darkness due to unstable power supply from GRIDCo - PDSPDS said operational areas in the Southern Zone of the country were affected by the outageGhana’s power provider, Power Distribution Services (PDS) has absolved itself from blame for power outages currently being experienced in most parts of the country Saturday afternoon (April 20). In a statement, PDS said operational areas in the Southern Zone of the country were affected by the outage. PDS said the problem was due to “unstable power supply from GRIDCo.”“The intermittent outages being experienced this afternoon, Saturday 20th April, 2019 throught out PDS operational areas (Southern Zone of Ghana) is due to unstable power supply from GRIDCo”, the statement said. Meanwhile, PDS has assured that power supply will be restored as soon as the situation is normalized. Electricity supply has been inconsistent in most parts of the country in recent times due to different challenges including recent rainstorms.
General News of Sunday, 21 April 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgVeep mourns Major General Vib-SanziriDr Mahamudu BawumiaVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Height. Major General Vib-Sanziri died on Friday, April 19 at the southern Israeli port city of Eilat. In a Facebook and Twitter posts, Vice President Bawumia paid a glowing tribute to Major General Vib-Sanziri's quality leadership, dedication and positive attitude to work and life. "Little did I know when I said goodbye that it would be the last time, I would see him alive," the Vice President recalled. Major General Vib-Sanziri, 62, commanded the multi-national force since September 2017 after succeeding Major General Jai Shanker Menon of India, who completed his assignment on September 30,2017.
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: classfmonline.com'God chose Akufo-Addo; NDC, NPP must pray for him' – Kwabena DonkorPru East MP, Dr Kwabena DonkorNana Akufo-Addo won the 2016 presidential election because God chose him, opposition lawmaker Dr Kwabena Donkor has said. If this is our worldview, and this country is not developing, then we’re not doing something right”, Dr Donkor admonished. Using himself as an example, he told the congregation that: “Look, I am an NDC MP. “He is my president”, Dr Donkor said, explaining: “I might not have voted for him. “Look”, Dr Donkor exclaimed, “One thing I can tell you [about] is that leadership is lonely”.
Politics of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comOpposition’s sharp criticisms will not shake us – BawumiaVice President, Dr Mahamudu BawumiaVice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not succumb to what he calls blind criticisms from the opposition. He says, comments from government’s critics are aimed at denting the good development projects being carried out by the government of President Nana Akufo Addo. We are going to follow the vision of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”Open your eyes, I’m fulfilling my promises – Nana Addo to criticsPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has said he will fulfil every promise he made to Ghanaians to put his critics to shame. Nana Addo noted that since he took over the administration of the country, his government has initiated a lot of social intervention programmes to reduce the unemployment rate in the country. I am going to fulfil my promises one after the other to shame my critics,” Nana Akufo-Addo noted.
April 20, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Sunday, 21 April 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgUnity key to Zongo development - MuntakaAlhaji Muntaka MubarakAlhaji Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi constituency has stressed the need for stronger unity among people of various tribal groups in Zongo communities to ensure speedy development. Addressing the executives of the Voices of Zongo International (VOZI), an NGO dedicated to promote the development of Zongo communities, Alhaji Muntaka pointed out that, doing away with sectarianism and divisions in ideologies were the only way to promote collective approach to tackle the developmental agenda of Zongo communities. He said sectarianism, ideological differences, factionalism and tribal rivalry among the people in Zongo communities over the years, were the major contributor to stagnated development and poverty among the people in those communities. Alhaji Muntaka pointed out that, it was disheartening to realize that various groups have been organizing different programmes to promote Zongo development but serious problems continued to exist due to sharp differences among the people in Zongo communities. He advised them to work hard to complement efforts by various stakeholders to promote improved socio-economic and living conditions of people in Zongo communities across Ghana.
April 20, 2019 15:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: XYZFormer Krachi East MP Wisdom Gidisu bounces back to contest for seatWisdom GidisuTwo term member of Parliament for Krachi East in the Oti Region who lost the 2016 Parliamentary elections has staged a come back to reclaim. Speaking in an interview on Battle Ground on Radio XYZ, Mr Gidisu disclosed to host Oheneba Boamah Bennie that his constituents had been calling him to contest in the constituency primary. Mr Gidisu maintained he can close the votes gap between him and his opponent since former president John Mahama won massively in the constituency in 2016. The former MP is credited with the construction of classroom blocks, water facilities and markets for many communities in the Krachi East constituency as well as facilitating rural electrification projects for numerous villages. While a legislator, Mr Gidisu was able to distribute corn mills to serve about 80 communities in his constituency.
April 20, 2019 15:22 UTC
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April 20, 2019 15:11 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comSharubutu@100: Bawuma joins other Muslims to kickstart celebrationsplay videoThe thanksgiving prayer starts a series of programs lined up for the Imam's centenary celebrationVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday joined the National Chief Imam and fellow Muslims at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai for Jummah and a special thanksgiving prayer. The special thanksgiving prayer was to thank the Allah for the blessings bestowed on Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, who turns 100 on Tuesday, April 23. The congregation including the Vice President Bawumia thanked Allah for granting the Chief Imam long life, good health and wisdom. The thanksgiving prayer formally starts a series of programs lined up for the commemoration of the centenary celebrations of Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu. The special guest for the lecture is Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia with a number of national leaders, including some former Presidents, also expected to attend.
April 20, 2019 15:11 UTC
The TUC and the Employers Association now have a slot to make inputs into policies pertaining to government’s expenditure, debt management and other fiscal policies before those policies are implemented. A 19 member council chaired by the Finance Minister is set to be formed. Other members of the council will include the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations and representatives of the Trades Union Congress and the Employers Association. And really, the old enmity of government and labor is not the type of record we want to keep,” Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta told Citi Business News after the signing ceremony. The Trades Union Congress expressed confidence their contributions will be duly considered.
April 20, 2019 14:15 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGovernment, Labour agree to build consensus on development issuesThe partnership, among other things, would create a platform to analyse key development issuesGovernment, Organised Labour and Ghana Employers Association, on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote national consensus on development issues. A19-member council has been tasked with working towards deepening and sustaining the country’s macroeconomic gains for rapid economic growth. Consequently, it would provide a platform for building a sense of cohesion, trust and self-management as well as ensure frank discussions on issues to champion development. “It would inculcate the culture of cooperation among workers, employers and Government to ensure industrial peace and maintain Ghana’s international competitiveness to drive industrial transformation,” Mr Ofori-Atta added. However, the new social partnership would allow for formalisation of that engagement and broaden the scope beyond the narrow confines of minimum-wage setting to overall economic and social development, which would culminate in ensuring prosperity for all Ghanaians.
April 20, 2019 13:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comParliament requests input from Ghanaians on anti-vigilantism BillParliament HouseThe Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has called for the input of Ghanaians in the vigilantism and related offence Bill which has been laid before parliament for consideration. President Akufo-Addo has caused an anti-vigilantism and related offences bill to be laid before Parliament while the NDC and the NPP are also engaged in bi-partisan talks aimed at disbanding vigilante groups. In a press release, the committee requested a written memorandum from the general public with respect to the Bill. President Akufo-Addo declared that his government will use legislation to address political vigilantism if the two main political parties fail to resolve it through dialogue. NPP, NDC agree to end political vigilantismThe two major political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) met to dialogue and find out ways to end political vigilantism in the country.
April 20, 2019 13:07 UTC