Sports News of Saturday, 23 February 2019Source: Footballmadeinghana.comMichael Sarpong on target for Rayon Sport in Rwandan leagueMichael Sarpong has been in fin formFormer Dreams FC goal poacher Michael Sarpong was on target for Rayon Sport as they lashed Mukura FC by 3-0 in the Rwandan League. Michael who lasted the entire duration of the game found the back of the net on the 28th minute to increase the tally for his side after Seif had opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Ulimwengu cemented the victory with another beautiful finish on the 68th to leave the score at 3-0 for the visitors. The win has taken Rayon Sport to second spot, ousting Mukura FC who were occupying that position. Michael has also taken his goal tally for the Rwandan side to 8 after 13 games.
February 22, 2019 18:33 UTC
Politics of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comAlabi alleges irregularities ahead of NDC presidential primaries tomorrowJoshua Alabi, aspiring flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic CongressAn aspiring flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Alabi is alleging some irregularities ahead of party’s presidential election tomorrow, Saturday. According to him, his team has evidence that some seals on bags containing election materials have been broken. On whether he would withdraw from the race over the irregularities, Joshua Alabi said “we are going ahead with the election.”He said his team spotted such discrepancies in the Ashanti and Central regions. “I’m shocked about what I’m hearing that they had issue with regards to the security of the ballot papers. Feeding and transportation rumoursJust yesterday, Prof Joshua Alabi also debunked rumours that a one of the candidates is taking responsibility for the transportation and feeding of the delegates.
February 22, 2019 18:22 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comChelsea legend urges Hudson-Odoi to move to Bayern MunichOdoi was linked with a move to Bayern in JanuaryFormer Chelsea midfielder Ruud Gullit has urged Callum Hudson-Odoi to keep faith with his dream to join Bayern Munich. The youngster saw his much-publicized move to the German giants blocked by Chelsea on transfer deadline in the winter. And Gullit has urged him to persevere in his desire to leave for more playing time. "Holland, Germany, France, wherever, because you play, you play at a different level and because you play a different football. "Hudson-Odoi, it's a big thing for him, I would say to him to go.
February 22, 2019 18:22 UTC
Business News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comEPA revokes license of Chinese fish farm in AsutsuareEPA has directed the company to cease all production operation with immediate effectThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revoked the environmental permit for China Fujian Fishing Limited Facility located at Asutsuare in the Greater Accra Region. The EPA, in a statement, said the move is in accordance with Regulation 26 of the Environmental Assessment Regulations 1999 (LI 1652). In October 2018, some 40 tonnes of unwholesome tilapia were destroyed by the Fisheries Commission at Asutsuare in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region. Managers of the farm have denied claims that the tilapia were imported from China, saying they were bred locally. They suspected fish poisoning at the time.
February 22, 2019 18:00 UTC
Politics of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comFlagbearer election process ‘grossly compromised’ – Alabi camp fumesProf. Joshua Alabi, NDC flagbearer hopefulThe campaign team of Professor Joshua Alabi, flag bearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is alleging that the process has been “grossly compromised” barely hours to the much anticipated Presidential Primary. In all, seven aspirants will battle it out for the slot of the flag bearer. He told the Daily Graphic that “The party is ready for Saturday’s election. All the needed party arrangements have been put in place. “We have already met with the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante-Appeatu and ironed out the formalities that would see the deployment of enough police personnel for the Saturday election.”
February 22, 2019 17:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: Anita Frimpong23rd edition of UCMAS Ghana Championships unveil in AccraThe winners in a group photo executives of UCMASThe Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS), has unveiled the winners of the 2018 international competition which was held in Malaysia last year. Speaking in an interview with Ms. Aseyenedi Esi Tamakloe , appealed to Ghanaian youth to consider UCMAS programme as opportunity to enhance their education especially on arithmetic . The Cheif Executive Officer for UCMAS Ghana , Roger Ohemen revealed that the competition is being organised globally to unearth talents in the country who have proven that they can achieve greater heights when given the requisite training. According to him there is an ongoing partnership between UCMAS Ghana and the Ghana Education Service to extend the reach of the programme to every child in the country adding that they are committed to improving maths and science education. He said that Ghana Education Service is committed to providing a well-round education to develop the child’s concentration, creative thinking, memory power, logical reasoning abilities and to boost their confidence to face impending challenges.
February 22, 2019 17:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: peacefmonline.comJohn Mahama visits widow of late Lee OcranFormer President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama consoling the widowIt was an atmosphere of grief and sadness when former President John Mahama visited the widow and family of late Lee Ocran. On his facebook page, he wrote: "Fare thee well, Comrade Lee Ocran. I visited the Ocran residence earlier today to console his wife, Sati, and family on the passing of our senior brother and comrade Ambassador Lee Ocran. He was a great pillar in our party, the NDC and for many decades contributed to strengthening the party and the governments of the NDC." #JohnMahama
February 22, 2019 17:26 UTC
The party was also of the view that there are already existing laws in the country capable of dealing with political hooliganism. We believe firmly that the existing laws of this country are adequate in dealing with the menace of political hooliganism. That the Akufo-Addo Government immediately abandons its nefarious plans, and rather instruct all its agents in the Regions to halt the State-sanctioned recruitment of political party thugs for the purpose of the 2020 general election. According to Mr. Rawlings, the two leading political parties in the country must heed to the President’s call to disband political vigilante groups in the country. The President said the phenomenon of political vigilantism could destabilize the country and reverse the democratic gains the country has made over the years.
February 22, 2019 17:15 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comChrstian Atsu building a school for the poor in GhanaAtsu wants to give back to the societyNewcastle United wideman Christian Atsu is building a school which will cater for about 300 deprived children in his native country. The 27-year-old is given back to society after benefiting from an excellent schooling provided by Feyenoord’s African academy in Accra. “At the moment we’re building a school in Ghana. About 300 children will attend, I want everyone to have the chance of education.” he told the Guardian. The Ghana international has been heavily involved in several humanitarian efforts, helping the needy in his native country over the past few years.
February 22, 2019 17:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comChoose Mahama or lose 2020 – Nigel Gaisie to NDCProphet Nigel GaisieThe main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will lose the 2020 presidential elections if it fails to elect former President John Dramani Mahama as its flag bearer in the upcoming national delegates congress, Prophet Nigel Gaisie of the True Word Prophetic Ministry has said. Prophet Gaisie made the comment on the After Hours show on Accra-based TV3 ahead of the NDC's presidential primaries on Saturday, 23 February 2019. “I was led to say that NDC will lose abysmally in parliament during the last election, President Mahama will lose, he lost. “And the Lord has come to me more than eight times that if the NDC [elects any other person], they should forget 2020”, Prophet Gaisie told Mikki Osei Berko. Meanwhile, Mr Mahama has warned all militia groups affiliated to the NDC to stay away from the party’s presidential primaries.
February 22, 2019 16:18 UTC
General News of Saturday, 23 February 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghPresident Akufo-Addo presents 140 vehicles to Armed ForcesPresident Akufo-Addo behind the wheels of one of the Ankai busesPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented 140 vehicles, comprising 50 Ankai buses, 40 Toyota Landcruiser Hardbody Vehicles and 50 Toyota Hilux Pickups, to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of an October 2018 pledge he made to the military. President Akufo-Addo also indicated that an additional 48 vehicles, representing the second tranche of staff and operational vehicles to the Armed Forces, will be presented soon. The President made this known on Friday, 22nd February 2019, at an event at Burma Camp, headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces. As Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, the President told the officers, men and women of the Armed Forces that “our vision of ensuring equitable distribution of development, progress and prosperity to all parts of the country can only be made possible in an atmosphere of peace and security. Before concluding, the President implored the Armed Forces to maintain their neutrality and professionalism guaranteed under the Constitution.
February 22, 2019 16:07 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: Daniel KakuFinancial loss to the state claims: CID invites Abronye DCAbronye DCThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has invited the Brong Ahafo First Vice Chairman of the NPP, Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC over his claims that the former HIV Ambassador, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has breached some provisions of the Criminal Code. According to him, “Joyce Dzidzor Mensah subsequently succeeded in deceiving the Ghana AIDs Commission and on or about August 2011, she signed a contract with the commission as an AIDs Ambassador. He said while she was the AIDs Ambassador, she benefited from a number of incentives from the commission which largely came from the State. Upon these allegations levelled against her and the CID has responded quickly and has invited Abronye DC for interrogations. Speaking to Abronye DC, he confirmed the invitation and pledged to make himself available before the CID in Accra.
February 22, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comMeeting over militias won’t solve anything – NDC tells Akufo-AddoNDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu NketiaThe opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the President’s call for a meeting over party militias will not solve the persisting problem of political thuggery. Nonetheless, the party said it welcomes the call to have a meeting with its political rival, the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The NDC said the Akufo-Addo government needs to show “genuine political will backed by corresponding actions” in finding and punishing perpetrators of political violence. However, instead of disbanding these violent groups, the National Security Minister rather assured their members of getting recruited into the National Security. President Akufo-Addo must therefore stop the empty rhetoric and act now.
February 22, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comGHC200m locked up in Menzgold; we'll pay clients with NAM1 assets – Ofori-AttaKen Ofori-Atta, Finance MinisterGhana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that at least GHS 200 million of depositors’ funds are locked up with embattled gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited. Fifty-three soldiers decided to drag Menzgold to the High Court for failing to pay them a total investment of GHS2.5 million in early 2019. Mr Ofori-Atta added that the authorities are in the process of liquidating the properties of the CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, and using the proceeds to pay the clients. I’m sure a committee will be put together to see how to liquidate [his assets] and whatever it is that can be found can be given to those who gave money,” Mr Ofori-Atta noted. “People come and offer returns that are extraordinary, I’m pleading with you, be on your guard.
February 22, 2019 15:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 22 February 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comLebanese Community steps up scholarship programThe ambassador (5th L), some members of the community, staff and beneficiaries in a poseThe Lebanese Embassy in collaboration with the Lebanese Community has once again offered scholarship to 13 law students of the University of Ghana, Legon. “In the last five years, over one hundred students have received scholarships to further their education. And remember, if you want to see a difference, be the difference.”Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University, Professor Kofi Quashigah described the scholarship scheme designed for the first top four students as a huge recognition and honour. He urge the beneficiaries to make good use of it and expressed profuse thanks to the Lebanon Embassy and the Lebanese Community for supporting tertiary education in the country. Level 400 Student, Kazia Hillary Engmann, and a beneficiary of the scheme, on behalf of her mates thanked the Embassy and the Community for the gesture.
February 22, 2019 15:11 UTC