Regional News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Ghanaweb.comBe unbiased in selecting MCE for Nzema East - Group to Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoThe Axim Youth Alliance (AYA) - a registered non-political youth organization has advised President Akufo-Addo to be unbiased and objective in the selection of a Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Nzema East Municipal Assembly (NEMA). This call according to the group comes after the municipality has in the past suffered some administrative mismanagement problems and, thus wants to prevent the recurrence of such issues. Apart from the academic qualification, the group also wants a trustworthy person who would “promote transparency and responsibility in the management of the constituency's finances and pertinent affairs of our municipality”. AYA is a registered non-political and non-profit youth organization in the Nzema East Municipality (NEMA). Signed:Kofi Arko Nokoe(AYA President, 0243919219/ 0203359453)Solomon Elvis Eshun (Vice President, 0242744722)Francis Nana Ackah(Secretary) 024 014 6467Jonathan Mensah (Deputy Secretary)Kassum Briamah (Organizer)Bright Benjamin Yankey (Organizer)Paulina Younge (Organizer)Seth Gyamfi (Financial Officer)
Sports World News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Goal.comFormer Liverpool keeper Doni says Ranieri got what he deserved at LeicesterClaudio RanieriFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Doni has reflected on Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal at Leicester by saying that “everyone gets what they deserve”. The Italian was removed from his managerial post at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, less than nine months after guiding the Foxes to the Premier League title. The Brazilian, who was with Liverpool between 2011 and 2013, told Mundo Deportivo: "Sooner or later everyone gets what they deserve. Ranieri released a statement following his sacking expressing his disappointment at how things had played out for him and the Foxes. "After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League Champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghI have not been suspended - Allotey JacobsBernard Allotey Jacobs, Central Regional Chairman of the NDCThe Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has debunked reports that he has been suspended from the party over his comment on the alleged bribery scandal in Parliament. It is fake news, as Donald Trump puts it,” the chairman told Onua FM’s Yen Nsempa host, Bright Asempa, yesterday. “If it is true that I have been suspended, there would have been a circular from the National Head Office signed by the general secretary or national organiser,” he added. Reacting to the issue, Mr Allotey Jacobs said; “No one can gag me. I don’t think the NDC as a party will gag its members for speaking their mind.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: citifmonline.comWaste collectors likely to cause another flooding disaster at Odaw River? Garbages at the Odaw RiverAccra could be on the verge of another flooding disaster similar to the June 3 tragedy, if the activities of garbage collectors in the Odaw River continue without check. In 2015, government carried out a demolition exercise along the Odaw River, to pave way for the dredging of the River to ensure the free flow of water into the sea. This was one of the many decisions taken to prevent flooding such as the June 3 disaster, but after months of intense dredging, one can boldly say there is much more to be done. Citi News’ visit to the area indicates that garbage collectors dump refuse in the River while residents there refill the River to create land space for their structures.
Regional News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comNungua residents to observe curfew for late Wulomor's burialFile photo of the Kumasi curfew for the late queen mother's burialResidents within the Nungua Traditional Area in Accra are expected to limit their movements from March 2 from as part of funeral arrangements for the priest and overlord of the Ga-Dangbe State, Gborbu Wulomor. From 10.00 pm to 4.00 am residents in Spintex Road, Sakumono, Addogon, Buade, Opkoi Gonno, Baatsonaa, Kotobaabi, Lashibi, Klagon, Oyibi and adjoining towns are expected to abide by this directives. Asafoatse Borlabi Kpla who is the spokesperson for the family of the late Wulomor said the curfew is only on Thursday and no one would be attacked or hurt as part of the rituals. But he said all lights in the affected areas and its environs would be put off as this forms part of the rituals. "The reason behind these curfews is because the gods would be outside on the street to accompany the late Wulomor.
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.com35-year-old man defiles girl, 5File photoA 35-year-old man has defiled a five-year-old girl at the premises of the Breman Brakwa Presbyterian Junior School which is currently under renovation. The suspect under the pretext of being a stranger, asked the victim to escort him to the school because he did not know there. Upon reaching the school the suspect forcefully had sex with the victim. The victim later left the scene to the house and narrated her ordeal to the mother who also reported to the police. The victim is currently on admission at the Breman Brakwa Hospital.
Business News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: citifmonline.comGhana risks losing $498m Compact 2 cash under Trump - Franklin CudjoeFranklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI AfricaPresident of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has cautioned the Akufo Addo government to urgently resolve issues with the Compact 2 agreement of the Millennium Challenge Account or face a possible withdrawal of the funds by the Trump administration of the US. The Compact 2 which contains the Ghana Power Compact has $498.2 million to be used to fight poverty by transforming the country’s energy sector. But speaking on The Big Issue on Saturday, Franklin Cudjoe said, the government should act quickly to make sure that the country does not lose the money. Compact 2 agreement signedGhana and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the US government in October 2016 signed the second Compact worth $498 million. The agreement brought to total $1.4 billion received by the government to be injected into the country’s energy sector and among other specifics make the Electricity Company of Ghana more efficient.
Entertainment of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: classfmonline.comRelease my sex tape - Bisa Kdei dares blackmailerplay videoBisa Kdei has refuted the allegation and denied knowing the blackmailer. She demanded a Range Rover Evoque to keep mute if Bisa Kdei did not want her evidence going public. Bisa Kdei has refuted the allegation and denied knowing the blackmailer. “She should just release my sex tape. My fans are demanding to watch my sex tape because she claims to have it, so she should just release it for my fans to watch,” Bisa Kdei told show host Bismark Boachie (DJ Premier).
Health News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comE/R: Chicken pox strikes 29 foreign illegal miners facing trialEach of the accused persons is facing three counts of conspiracy to mine without license. One of the accused persons was very ill when appeared before court on February 20,2016 hence was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The others are Hamidu Amadu, Musah Iddrisu, Munkaila Bomboro , Omaru Sulemana ,Addul M. Hudu, Zibo Alibu,Haruna Mumuni, Abdulai K. Kibo, Bukari Musah, Musah Ahmed and Sulley Aadum. Three of the accused persons are Ghanaians ; Halidu Zebo from Western region ,Haruna Mumuni from Osino and Abdulai Umaro from Eastern region . The case has been concurrently adjourned to March 2nd and March 7,2017 .The accused persons are currently on Prison remand.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: classfmonline.comSA products boycott will trigger economic crisis – Dr. Yaw GebehFile photo: Xenophobic attacks in South AfricaAfrica’s economy will be thrown off gear if the rest of the continent decide to reject products of South African origin over the xenophobic attacks in that country, Dr Yaw Gebeh, an international relations analyst, has said. To show Africa’s displeasure at the South Africans for their attacks, the Asawase legislator, speaking in parliament on Friday 24 February, called on the rest of Africa to reject South African products. “Can all Africans avoid any product from South Africa as a way of showing them that we depend on each other?” he quizzed. It is not in the interest of black Africa much more to talk about the current South African government. “Boycotting South African products, they (South African governments) might also think about how to retaliate and before you realise the African continent might find itself in jeopardy so I don’t think that is the way out.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comSilence, lack of information best for Opuni's frozen assets case - Kofi BentilKofi BentilThe vice-president of policy think tank IMANI Ghana, Kofi Bentil says he is happy with the silence and lack of information from state agencies involved in the frozen bank account and assets of the former COCOBOD boss. Mr Bentil urged them to put their noses down and ensure that the right things are done as the laws of the land dictates. Mr Opuni's assets have been frozen by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) pending conclusion on the investigation. Sources close to Joy News say Dr Opuni is being investigated for some multi-million dollar contracts he is purported to have signed before leaving office. However, sources say Dr Opuni flouted that regulation to sign some contracts with some private companies.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: classfmonline.comFix dumsor - Kweku Baako to Akufo-Addoplay videoEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako JnrEditor-in-Chief of the Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako, has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fix the frequent power outages (dumsor) in the country. According to him, although the erratic power situation was not solved totally by the John Mahama-led administration, it is no excuse for Ghanaians to be experiencing it under the new government. “Dumsor wasn’t solved totally but that’s no excuse. The president and his team must fix it,” he said on Newsfile on Multi TV on Saturday, 25 February. His comments come on the back of the erratic power situation in the country lately which has left many areas without electricity, sometimes for days.
Sports News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comJordan Ayew poised to score first Swansea goal at Stamford BridgeJordan Ayew determined to score at Stamford BridgeGhana international forward Jordan Ayew is expected to lead the attacking lines of Swansea City as they face Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Ayew's big brother, Andre, scored against Chelsea on his Premier League debut two seasons ago. And, the former Olympique Marseille man would be hoping to repeat his brother's heroics against Antonio Conte's men. Jordan will be hoping to follow in his big brother's footsteps by scoring against the league leaders. His brother, Andre Ayew, scored against Chelsea on his debut English Premier League game at the Stamford Bridge two seasons ago.
(W2 D2 L1)~ Asante Kotoko SC have lost only one of their last eleven premiership fixtures. (W7 D4 L0)~ Asante Kotoko SC have lost just once in their last five away games in the premiership. (W1 D3 L1)~ Ashanti Gold SC are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the premier league against Asante Kotoko SC. (W4 D1 L0)~ Asante Kotoko SC have managed only three victories in their seventeen visits to Ashanti Gold SC in the league since 1999. (W3 D2 L12)~ Ashanti Gold SC have conceded in each of their three premiership fixtures this season.
Religion of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghCountry’s leaders must serve in humility — Rev. Priddy urged leaders of the Christian persuasion to rely on the Holy SpiritThe Nkawkaw Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Right Reverend John Degraft Priddy, has called on people in leadership positions in the country to serve in humility. B. Vandyck as the first Synod Secretary of the Nkawkaw Diocese of the church at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region last Sunday. The Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist Church, which was created last year, was carved out of the Koforidua Diocese. You must work diligently to strengthen the Nkawkaw Diocese and make it stand the test of time," he added.