General News of Tuesday, 27 June 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgParliament cannot make changes to Legislative Instruments - Opare-AnsahParliament of GhanaParliament cannot make changes to Legislative Instruments (LIs) brought before it by the Executive arm of government, Mr Frederick Opare-Ansah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suhum has said. He said the challenge with LIs was that Parliament actually had very little control over them. Mr Opare-Ansah made these remarks in his presentation at the 2017 annual World Public Services Day celebration in Accra. In 2003, the United Nations dedicated June 23 for the commemoration of the annual World Public Services Day. Such rules and regulations are called LIs, Constitutional Instruments (CIs) and Executive Instruments (EIs).
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General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comAmnesty International Ghana claims Police lacks systems to tackle mob actionThey called on government to strengthen securityHuman right advocate, Amnesty International Ghana has criticised the police service for doing too little and having no database as acts of mob justice persist and is widespread in the country. He therefore called on government to strengthen security surveillance systems and solve security agents dismal attitude to distress calls. Mr. George said amnesty international had spoken loudly and extensively on the need for the country to take the fight against mob attacks seriously. The human right body reminds government of its moral obligation to defend human rights and calls for urgent measures to ensure free, lawful society. Amnesty International is an international human rights organisation, whose activities cut across all human rights including the right to exploit the environment.
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Health News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: Ghanaian TimesWhy rotten plantain used to prepare ‘kakro’ can give you cancerHe advised those who prepare ‘kakro’ to use ripe plantainA former dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ghana, Legon, Professor George Tawia Odamtten has cautioned the public against eating ‘kakro’ mashed plantain, made into balls and fried in very hot oil. He said although eating 'kakro' is not bad, the manner in which it is prepared with soft plantain that are almost decayed or rotten can cause cancer. He said the fungi which affect plantain posed health risk to those who consume them, and could affect their lungs that can develop cancer. He observed that since market women who sell plantain want to prevent losses, they sell the decayed or rotten plantain to those who prepare “kakro.”“The ‘kakro’ we all enjoy with beans is mostly prepared with soft plantain but buying the spoilt plantain to prepare it is what I am not encouraging,” he said. He advised those who prepare ‘kakro’ to use ripe plantain in order not to put health of people at risk.
Music of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comEfya performs 'Until the Dawn' at 2017 EMY Awardsplay videoGhanaian songstress EfyaGhanaian songstress Efya Fauzzier Awindor known in showbiz circles as Efya staged a great performance of her hit song ‘Until the Dawn’ at the 2017 edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards which came off on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra. Her soft and windy voice did the ‘usual’ magic and her dance moves were just in place to support the tunes as she dazzled the audience. Efya got her first exposure to fame when she participated in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show. Efya’s music is generally inspired by the diversity of Africa, witnessing different cultures of the beautiful continent. The EMY Awards is celebrated annually to convey the untold stories of great men who inspire and encourage others who are aspiring to be great.
Other Sports of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBFC Gym and Walkers Club attract massive health and fitness crowdSome of the participants during the aerobic sessionHundreds of Ghanaians from all walks of life on Saturday 26th June 2017 joined top ranked Dansoman based Body Fitness Centre (BFC) Gym and Walkers Club Ghana to stage one of the biggest and incident-free health events witnessed in recent times in the country. Ghana's rapidly rising television station; Kwesé Sports, announced a bumper giveaway of dozens of decoders for all participants in a special special raffle draw. The participants were first taken through warm up stretching for some minutes before being led into aerobics sessions by SEVEN fully qualified fitness instructors. In his interaction with the media, Kwese Sports anchor and navigator for Walkers Club Ghana, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah opined that there is potentially a new cross market audience waiting to be tapped and embraced by corporate and civic Ghana. He pointed to the huge crowd and urged corporate bodies to take advantage of the growing rate of fitness and networking walks in the country to sell their products."
Although the US Embassy in Ghana has clarified that the rules already existed and were not new as has been suggested, Ras Mubarak wants the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, hauled before the House to answer some questions. The MP also wants the US to review such a policy. “It’s not surprising because we have over glorified them and given them a sense of self-importance about their country. Ras Mubarak further described the US visa arrangement as disrespectful“to Ghana. The law makes a distinction between travelling on official business and applying for a new visa for personal travel.
According to the report, the suspect Kwame Nkrumah has been beating his wife for no apparent reason thus on Monday dawn, the couple began their argument which resulted in a fight. But Kwame Nkrumah out of an anger allegedly pulled a cutlass and inflicted wounds on Ama Adomah. Ama Adomah who was bleeding profusely was rushed to the Amansie hospital and the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue. ‘When we arrived, we saw only the woman in a pool of blood and rushed her to the hospital’ he said. Meanwhile the suspect, Kwame Nkrumah is on the run and being sought by the police in Amansie.
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Entertainment of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: Chris KoneyHajia4real releases photos to mark her birthdayHajia4RealGhanaian socialite and entrepreneur, Hajia4Real, is celebrating her birthday today, Monday 26th June 2016, a day which coincides with the Eid Mubarak celebrations by Muslims around the world! Being a dedicated Muslim herself, Hajia4Real describes it as “a double blessing for myself, my family, and everyone connected to me from Allah, the giver of life and of everything in this world. We are destined for greatness and we will definitely get there.”Born Mona Faiz Montrage, she is the Chief Executive Office of LVC Entertainment, a New York-based event management company with operations in Ghana. LVC Entertainment organised the successful “Global Wave Party”, the official end of year party at the Soho Bar in December 2016. She concluded that the event is open to all fashion lovers and players in the cosmetics industry.
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General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comNDC commends Muslims for dedication during Ramadan fastJohnson Asiedu Nketiah is General Secretary for the NDCThe opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has congratulated Ghanaian Muslims for the sacrifices they made through the month-long fast and prayers. Muslims across the world are making the end of their 30-day fast and prayers. Read the full statement from the NDC below>NDC WISHES MUSLIMS WELLThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) extends its warmest felicitation to Muslims in Ghana and the world over as they celebrate the Eid -ul Fitr. The NDC also commend you for your conduct which has resulted in religious tolerance and co-existence among all faiths in the country. SIGNJohnson Asiedu Nketiah General Secretary
General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: GNAMOBA ‘04 refurbishes Mfantsipim School infirmaryMfantsipim School logoThe 2004 Year Group (MOBA 04) of the Mfantsipim School on Saturday performed a ceremony to officially hand over the refurbished school infirmary to their alma mater. Currently, the facility is managed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with assistance from the School's Dispensary Department (SDD). The Headmaster said the facility will be further upgraded to a full hospital to adequately respond to the health needs of all students. Mr Samuel Menyah Ansah Kessedu, Chairman of (MOBA '04) Project Committee, expressed confidence that the gesture would inspire others to improve the academic environment and health of students in the school. He appealed to the school authorities to regularly maintain the edifice and its contents to serve its intended purpose.
General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: AccraFM.com/100.5FM$15b Chinese loan deal didn't come to parliament – MPDr. Bawumia revealed the Chinese government had committed a sum of $ 15bn to GhanaBolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo has indicated that the Finance Committee of Parliament was not briefed on the details of the US$15billion that the Chinese government has committed to Ghana to execute the One-District-One-Factory project. According to him, the committee was not informed of the transaction because government said the loan was contracted by the private sector with . He, however, accused the government of hiding under the cover of the loan not being a government one to conceal the details from parliament. They claimed that this loan was not for government so that we cannot scrutinise the detail and bring it out to Ghanaians. “As we speak parliament doesn’t know the details and so we expect them to make the Memorandum of Understanding available to us.”
General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: GNAZongo communities will benefit from Development Fund - Dr. LetsaArchibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional MinisterDr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, has reassured the Muslim community in Ho of government's commitment to ensure that "zongos" benefitted from all packages in the "Zongo Development Fund." Dr Letsa said this during an address to Muslims at this year's Eid Ul-Fitr celebration in Ho. He said the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development has started working towards developing zongo communities and called for the support of all. Dr Letsa presented bags of rice, soft drinks and cartons of cooking oil towards the celebration. Imam Alfa Anas, the Regional Chief Imam, called on Muslims to remain prayerful after the Ramadan and be role models in the communities
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General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMahama appointees cause of 2016 defeat – Nana Ato DadzieFormer Chief of Staff, Nana Ato DadzieFormer Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie says the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) lost the 2016 elections because appointees of former President John Mahama failed him. The NDC led then by incumbent John Mahama unexpectedly lost the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2016 after polling just 44.40 percent. Then opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recorded a stunning 53.85 percent of the total valid votes cast to win the election. Details of the reports are yet to be officially made public but Nana Ato Dadzie said the defeat of the NDC was caused by then government officials. Election 2020Nana Ato Dadzie also discounted the claims that the NDC lost because most of the president’s appointees were corrupt.
General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: GNAAttitudinal change is needed for development to occur - MinisterSalifu Saeed, Northern Regional MinisterMr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister, has called for a total change of attitude in the region to foster unity, peace and development. Mr Saeed made the appeal at separate congregations of Muslims on Sunday and Monday during the Eid Ul-Fitr prayers in Tamale to end the month long Ramadan fast. Mr Saeed said the New Patriotic Party government would address the problems of all including Zongo communities hence the appointment of a Minister in charge of Zongo development and urged the public to exercise patience as development would not elude them. Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority leader in Parliament, joined the Regional Minister and his deputy Solomon Boar to pray in the Ambariya Mosque on Monday. He urged the public use the occasion to build stronger ties by forgiving one another to ensure that peace and development occurs.
General News of Monday, 26 June 2017Source: GNAFree SHS policy won’t affect quality – Deputy MinisterDeputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei AdutwumDeputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has given clear indication that quality would not be sacrificed as the government rolls out the free senior high school (SHS) policy. Dr. Adutwum was speaking at the 65th speech and prize giving day of the Saint Louis SHS in Kumasi. The Deputy Education Minister criticized the situation where many young people were unable to access SHS because of the financial circumstances of their family and said “as a nation we cannot continue like this”. He said the cornerstone of the free SHS policy, which would start in the coming September, was that no child was denied the opportunity of senior high education by reason of their financial circumstances. Mrs. Theresa Addae Commeh, the Headmistress, stated that discipline and academic performance were high in the school.