Boxing News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GNAThree WBC International fights slated for Bukom Boxing ArenaWBC officialsRichard Commey, Fredrick Lawson and Duke Micah, are set to thrill boxing fans in Ghana in separate bouts, on March 11, 2017, at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena, in Accra. This will be under the auspices of Streetwise Boxing Promotion in association with Errol Hawks Sports Management, which will also form part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Ghana's Independence on March 6. Micheal Amoo-Bediako, Chief Executive of Streetwise Boxing Promotion said Ghanaian boxers have been confronted with several challenges when they travel outside the country to fight. WBC president Sulaiman on his part noted that “the new era of boxing in Africa is here”. “The WBC stands tall and proud to support the efforts of Streetwise Promotions and Errol Hawk Management and celebrate this unbelievable boxing card in which three WBC International belts will be contested.
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: ultimatefmonlineWee smokers turn abandoned doctor’s bungalows into a hubOne of the abandoned structuresTwo semi-detached self-contained bungalows under various stages of completion meant for medical doctors and Staff of the Kibi Government Hospital in the Eastern region, is now a haven for wee smokers and other criminals. Hospital authorities have been battling with accommodation in the last eight years but the projects have been left to rot and now serving as a hideout for criminals after the contractor reportedly vacated site and no trace of when last he visited the area for the nonpayment of certificates. The situation which is affecting healthcare delivery has compelled most staff who are supposed to be housed by the hospital to resort to renting private houses at a very high cost. Newly trained doctors are also refusing to accept postings to the hospital because authorities are unable to guarantee them accommodation as required resulting in the hospital currently in a dire need of a dentist. The facility which is a District Hospital can only boast of three medical doctors and three medical assistants serving the thousands of patients who patronize the facility.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: accrafm.comGyan happy to inch closer to 50-goal milestoneAsamoah Gyan is now a goal away from a record-breaking 50th goal for Ghana, having scored his 49th against the Eagles of Mali when the two countries clashed on Saturday at the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. “This is my 49th goal for the national team and for me this is a massive landmark. I am now only a goal away from my 50th for the national team and I hope to get that before the end of the tournament. Gyan has now scored in six successive Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, having scored in Ghana 2008, Angola 2010, Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012, South Africa 2013, and Equatorial Guinea 2015. I hope to score more goals for Ghana and hope to continue playing for as long as I can for my country,” he disclosed to Class Sports’ Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang.
Diasporian News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: 3news.comGhanaian family that died in fire outbreak to be buried on February 4Nana Ago Prah and her three children all perished in the early hours of December 9The burial and final funeral rites of a Ghanaian woman and her three children who perished in a fire outbreak in Finland, will be held February 4 2017. The woman Nana Ago Prah and her three children all perished in the early hours of Friday December 9, when their home was razed down by fire in Helsinki, Finland. It is believed that the fire started from the sauna in their sixth-floor apartment and that the victims had died out of suffocation. However, resuscitation attempts to save the lives of Nana and her 3 children failed. Burial and final funeral rites of Nana and her 3 children who perished in the fire outbreak would be held in Helsinki Finland on the 4th of February 2017.
World News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comECOWAS, AU, UN joint declaration secures Jammeh freedomYahya JammehAn agreement reached between Yahya Jammeh and mediators of the political situation in The Gambia has gagged possible acts of political witch hunting of the former President by the new leader, Adama Barrow. Read below the full 14-point declaration by the ECOWAS, AU and UN. In order to avoid any recriminations, ECOWAS, the AU and the UN commit to work with the Government of The Gambia on national reconciliation to cement social, cultural and national cohesion. ECOWAS, the AU and the UN will work to ensure that host countries that offer “African hospitality” to former President Jammeh and his family do not become undue targets of harassment, intimidation and all other pressures and sanctions. Pursuant to this declaration, ECOWAS will halt any military operations in The Gambia and will continue to pursue peaceful and political resolution of the crisis.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: accrafm.comStars’ progress my focus – Jordan AyewJordan AyewBlack Stars striker AndreAyew says he is prepared to put in a shift for the side as long that contributes to the team’s progress at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. He has failed to score in the two games played so far but insists the progress of the team is all that matters. “Gyan has now scored 49 goals for the Stars and I am happy I am playing a part in his history-making feat. We want to progress as far as we can, which is the ultimate. That is what concerns me.”Having won their first two games of the competition, the Stars have now qualified for the quarter-finals.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comStephen Appiah plays down Ivory Coast power ahead of AFCON quarter-final clash with GhanaStephen AppiahGhana legend Stephen Appiah believes Ghana can triumph over Ivory Coast in an explosive clash with the possibility of the two sides meeting in the quarter-final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Appiah does not believe the hype around defending Afcon champions Ivory Coast insisting the verve that characterised the Ivorians' win in 2015 is largely absent at the current tournament in Gabon. "Ivory Coast have never played as a team but individually they are very good on the field," Appiah said in Accra. The Elephants beat Ghana to win the 2015 edition after 23 years of not doing so. Their last group game against Morocco is now a must win, should they advance to the next stage.
Sports World News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: aljazeeraMario Balotelli racially abused at football matchMario BalotelliFootball fans at a match in Corsica, France, made monkey noises as Italian striker Mario Balotelli played on the field, according to the footballer, who is black. Born to Ghanaian immigrants to Italy, OGC Nice player Balotelli said: "Is it normal that Bastia [football team] supporters make monkey noise [and] 'uh' 'uh' for the whole game and no one of the 'commissions discipline' say nothing?" Addressing Bastia fans, he said: "So is racism legal in France? The association said that its disciplinary committee, mentioned in Balotelli's post, will start the investigation after it gathers information from both football clubs on the matter. Ligue 1 had deducted two points from Bastia in the 2007-2008 season following a similar incident where fans reportedly racially abused Boubacar Kebe, a player from Burkina Faso.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comPartey delighted with best player award after Mali winThomas ParteyGhana midfielder Thomas Partey has expressed his delight at being named Total Man of the Match in the win over the Malians in the Black Stars’ second game at the AFCON. The Atletico Madrid midfielder put in a virtuoso performance in the nail-biting win over their fellow West Africans. I just try to do my best for the team so I barely thought about that. I was pleasantly surprised when I was told by the CAF people that I was Man of the Match. I dedicate this award to all my colleagues and the entire technical team for the faith they continue to show in me.
Regional News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comE/R: Bats invade Clinics, CHPS threatening health deliveryOfficials sayHealth delivery at the Anyaboni Clinic in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region is gradually grinding to a halt due to an invasion of the facility by bats. The bats, according to Kasapa News’ Kojo Ansah, have almost taken over the entire Clinic, obstructing health delivery. A nurse at the facility, Madjitey Samuel told Kojo Ansah health services are halted at night due to obstruction by the animals. He said the Anyaboni clinic is very important to the farmers and fishermen in the area. He noted that the invasion of the bats is collapsing health delivery at the clinic.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comBNI not above the law - Interior Minister-designateplay videoAmbrose Dery, Minister-designate for the InteriorMinister-designate for the Interior Ambrose Dery has assured the public that under his leadership the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) will operate within the laws of the country. “BNI should not be above the law,” Mr Dery said in a response to a question by Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, in connection with the powers of the BNI, during the vetting session of the Appointments Committee on Saturday, January 21. “We must implement Article 17 [of the 1992 Constitution]; we are all equal before the law. I’ll collaborate with my senior Kan-Dapaah [Minister for National Security-designate] because that is an intelligence agency. The commitment to work within the law must be guaranteed.
Entertainment of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: SeanCityGH.comI will never change Onaapo lyrics for NPP - Dee AjaDee AjaDee Aja of Onaapo fame has stated categorically that he is not going to change the lyrics of his controversial political song used by the NDC for NPP. According to Dee Aja in an interview with B Ice on Agyenkwa Extra over the weekend, the song has now been a national song and there is no need to change the lyrics for the ruling government. "Now Onaapo is a national song played everywhere in Ghana. Even though the song was for the NDC, it's now clear that Onaapo is for Ghanaians so there's no way I will change the lyrics for the NPP." It was and still is the most played song during gatherings of the then opponents, NPP, as their music for celebrations.
Business News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: thebftonline.comIMF team set for Feb visit - Ken Ofori-AttaKenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister designateFinance Minister-designate, Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta has hinted that a team from the International Monetary Fund is expected to visit the country in the first week of next month to begin discussions on the possible review of the ongoing programme with Ghana. The government of ghana according to data available has not been able to keep a 5.2percent fiscal deficit target as set by the fund. The first visit is in February, we will be firm on what has to be done on fiscal stability.” Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta told a parliamentary committee vetting his appointment as finance minister. The three-year programme, signed by the previous government in April 2015, imposes strict targets for revenue collection and spending. It aims to reduce inflation, the public debt and the budget deficit and restore rapid growth to Ghana's economy.
Business News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: thebftonline.com‘One Village, One Dam’ is feasible - LecturerFile photoA doctor in Geography and Resource Development at the University of Ghana, Legon has said, government’s proposed ‘One Village, One Dam’ project is feasible within two years as most of the villages in the three northern regions already have dry banks suitable for irrigational dams. This he said has helped in solving the numerous challenges facing farmers in the country’s crop value chain adding that having access to basic information could help farmers increase their revenues. He advocated the promotion of the use of mobile telephony to reach out to smallholder farmers. “Studies conducted on Esoko show that access to this data has helped smallholder farmers to increase their income levels,” he said. “We are taking advantage of mobile money service technology to reach out to smallholder farmers in order to provide assistance for them.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GhanaWeb.comChurch of Pentecost involved in an accidentFile photoA Yutong bus carrying 50 members of the Church of Pentecost, Mount Zion Assembly, travelling from Kumasi to Accra after a funeral was involved in an accident yesterday evening between the hours of 8-9pm near a town called Awutu Breku after bursting a tyre. According to one of the survivors on board, the bus caught fire immediately after one of its back tyres got burst. Luckily, no one on board the vehicle got injured. By the timely intervention of the people nearby they managed to quench the fire before personnel from the Ghana fire service arrived at the scene.