General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: 3news.comWe’re counting on you to bring NDC to power – Sly woos Eastern region executivesSylvester Adinam Mensah, NDC flagbearer hopefulNDC flagbearer hopeful and former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Adinam Mensah has taken his “Renewed Hope Campaign” to the Eastern Region to interact with party executives from branches and constituencies and appeal to them for support. At the party’s Regional Secretariat in Koforidua, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Sly had a brief meeting with Regional Executives to officially inform them about his activities in the Region. “I have no doubt that the current Executives in the Eastern Region will be able to give us power in the 2020 general elections”, he mentioned. “As party executives, I guess what is required of us is some level of neutrality in this contest. TeamSly moved to Yilo Krobo, Lower Manya and Asuogyaman constituencies where Mr. Mensah held separate meetings with Branch and Constituency Executives.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: adomonline.com587,000 household have benefitted from StarTimes satellite project – Communication MinisterUrsula Owusu-Ekuful, Communications MinisterThe Minister for communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed about 587,000 villages in Ghana have benefitted from the StarTimes free-to-air digital broadcasting platform in Ghana. The Ministry of Communications in September launched the commencement of a nationwide ‘300 village satellite TV project’ by a Chinese company in Ghana. The funding for the project was a grant only for the specific equipment, devices terminals or this satellite TV project. Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Show, Madam Owusu-Ekuful explained that the project has benefitted a lot more Ghanaians than just the six months free viewing experience it promised. However, government stated the commencement of the StarTimes’ ‘300 village satellite TV project’ had no bearing on the development of a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform for Ghana.
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Politics of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comGhana needs to move faster – Sly MensahSylvester Mensah, Former CEO of the National Health Insurance AuthorityFormer CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority and flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress Sylvester Mensah said the development of Ghana is currently happening at a snail’s pace. Mr Mensah continued that Ghana must pay attention to its manufacturing sector by deliberately boosting the agricultural sector to ensure that relevant raw materials are produced for industries. Another sector Mr Mensah promised to develop is the tourism sector which he believes can fetch lots of money to the country. Branch and constituency executives thanked Mr Mensah and assured him of their votes on the Election Day. Mr Mensah began his tour of the Eastern region with a meeting with the Regional Executives on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgSingle dose of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin - FDAA sample of TramadolThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says a single dose of 75 milligrams (mg) of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin and therefore poses serious danger to public health. “It is however, evident that unapproved doses such as the 120mg and 225mg are being sold on the streets. These are very dangerous to our health, tramadol, even at 75mg single dose can produce euphoria similar to that from heroin.”He added “now compare this to consuming a single dose of either 120mg or 225mg”. He said excess amounts, regular use or overuse of tramadol could lead to addiction and or trigger headache, dizziness, feeling anxious and seizure. The Good Heat Foundation, a local non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with National Road Safety Commission organised the road safety campaign to educate the public on the need to observe road signs and regulations in order to stay safe when using the road.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comGhana, Burkina Faso firm ties – BawumiaDr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha BarryThe government of Ghana is committed to deepening ties with her northern neighbour and is undertaking a number of projects to concretise this relationship, Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. These include the Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration. Ghana is also committed to ensuring greater bilateral relations with her northern neighbour through the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana. Dr Bawumia gave the assurance when Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha Barry called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday, 14 December 2018. Mr Barry is in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comSmall scale ban lift: Only validated miners are to resume operations – Prof. Boatengplay videoGalamsey remains illegal although ban on small scale mining have been lifted for licensed firmsAfter suspending the operations of small scale miners for about two years in a bid to protect the country’s water bodies and lands, government has lifted the ban on small scale mining effective Monday, December 17. The action follows the surge in illegal mining operations otherwise known as Galamsey. Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Prof. Frimpong Boateng addressing stakeholders and the media at the Launch of Government’s new policy framework on regularizing/reforming mining activities in Ghana explained that the time was ideal for the lifting because the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) had devised means to regulate small scale mining across the country. He noted that so far about 900 of the vetted and licensed miners have been cleared to go back to their concessions on Monday, having vetted some 1,350 licensed small scale miners. Procured equipment for operations especially excavators and bulldozers are to be licensed by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and also electronically tagged by approved agencies in order to aid tracking.
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Business News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comNames of all legitimate small-scale miners out MondayFile photoThe Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has revealed that the names of all small-scale miners who have been licensed and permitted to engage in mining activities will be published in the media on Monday, 17 December 2018. The Minister of Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation made this known during the announcement of the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining and the launch of new mining reforms. “All registered small-scale miners were given the opportunity to appear before a vetting committee to have their documents regularised. The ban on small-scale mining is being lifted for the compliant ones to go back to work within the regularised and reformed framework. “The list of compliant miners will be published in the electronic and print media on Monday, 17 December 2018.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: adomonline.comWoman to take over Ayawaso Ayawaso West Wuogon seatThe late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng AgyarkoIt has emerged that, the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency has settled on a woman to replace the late Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko. Mr Yeboah said they have decided to remain silent on the issue because the late MP has not been given a befitting burial yet. “I can assure you that after several weeks of deliberations, constituency executives have arrived on a woman. Even before the late MP is laid to rest, people are jostling to replace the late him. Already, different groups have emerged with posters of their preferred candidates including wives of the late Agyarko – an allegation both have denied.
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Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comCommunications Minister launches GIFEC cyber laboratory project at Dansoman 1 & 2 JHSplay videoUrsula Owusu-Ekuful cutting the sod for the projectThe Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Friday, December 14, 2018 launched the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications’ (GIFEC) cyber laboratory project at the Dansoman 1 & 2 Junior High School in the Ablekuma West Constituency. Through this project, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has equipped schools in the Ablekuma West Constituency with 200 computers. Around the country, we’ve been inaugurating computer laboratories for both senior high schools and junior high schools. Almost a thousand senior high schools, and 200 junior high schools have been equipped,” she disclosed. The GIFEC cyber laboratory project is an initiative that seeks to facilitate the study of ICT in basic schools and Community Information Centres across the country, in an effort to enhance the knowledge of ICT.
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Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comStarTimes confirms live broadcast of Kariobangi, Kotoko CAF Confed Cup matchThe return leg which will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium on December 22StarTimes has confirmed earlier reports that they will broadcast the CAF Confederations Cup match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi Sharks of Kenya. The game which is scheduled for 12pm on Saturday, December 15 will be shown live on Startimes Ghana’s Adepa TV channel with Twi commentary. The return leg which will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium on December 22, will also be telecast by StarTimes. The Porcupine Warriors arrived in Kenya on Wednesday to acclimatize ahead of the game. Prior to their depature, Kotoko defeated the Black Meteors at the Accra Sports Stadium.
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General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: citifmonline.comNDC government will revert Nana Addo’s new holidays – AgbanaNDC Deputy Youth Organizer, Eric Edem AgbanaThe National Democratic Congress (NDC), will reverse the decision by the current government to introduce 4th August and 7th January as new statutory public holidays. This is the indication from the party’s Deputy Youth Organizer, Eric Edem Agbana. Also, it is seeking to make January 7, tagged Constitution day and August 4, to be known as Founders’ day, a statutory public holiday. Some persons and groups including the Convention People’s Party which was formed by Kwame Nkrumah criticized the government for the declaration, describing it as an attempt to rewrite the country’s history. Anytime that the NDC government comes back to parliament, we will make sure that we will reverse this, we will repeal this and make sure that we get the 21st September and celebrate it properly as the Founder’s day,” he said.
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After the state had called 14 witnesses to end its case, Afoko opened his defence and has been successfully cross-examined by Chief State Attorney Matthew Amponsah. In court Friday, the witness, Ishmael Afoko, a senior brother of the accused has been corroborating the testimonies of the accused person. He told the court that, the accused person’s story that he was not at the scene where the acid incident occurred was true. He said the burn was caused by the heat of the exhaust pipe of the accused person’s motorbike he had been using for farming. The court presided over by Justice LL Mensah adjourned the case to January 17, 2019, for cross-examination by the state.
Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comCargill calls on Cocobod, Agric Minister to mark 10 years in GhanaA delegation from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate with COCOBOD Chairman Hackman Owusu-AgyemangThe President of Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, Mr. Harold Poelma, has led a delegation to pay courtesy calls on the COCOBOD Chairman and the Minister for Food and Agriculture as part of a series of activities to mark ten years of Cargill in Ghana. He added that the Government is fully committed to alleviating socio-economic challenges in the cocoa sector and pledged his Ministry’s unflinching support for Cargill. Mr. Poelma thanked the Minister for his drive and vision towards a sustainable cocoa sector and Cargill’s contribution in that regard. The Cargill delegation also visited the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). A tenth-anniversary commemorative dinner was also held; where the executives of Cargill engaged with sector stakeholders on ways to reinvigorate Ghana’s cocoa sector.
Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comActive football in Ghana to resume next monthKofi Amoah, President GFA Normalization CommitteeThe Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee has announced that active football will resume next year with the introduction of a “special competition”. According to a statement signed by President of the Normalization Committee, the competition will keep all the clubs active during the GFA normalization process. Following the documentary, the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led Ghana Football Association was dissolved by the government with Fifa appointing the Normalization Committee to steer the affairs of the country’s football. In a related development, the Normalization Committee is also finalizing arrangements for the resumption of the women’s and regional competitions. SIGNEDDR KOFI AMOAH(PRESIDENT, GFA NORMALIZATION COMMITTEE)
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comNo plastic fish on the market – FDAThe FDA says there is no plastic or foam fish in the market as alleged in a video circulatingThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said there is no plastic or foam fish in the market as alleged in a video circulating on social media. The regulator in a statement released on Friday, 14 December 2018, said its investigations revealed that the fish seen in the videos were not plastic or foam as suspected. The FDA has, however, asked the general public to increase their surveillance in assisting the Authority to deal with any such case. The statement said: “The attention of the FDA has been drawn to a video circulating on social media purporting the presence of plastic fish or foam fish on the market. “The FDA has sampled some fishes on the market which were alleged to be plastic but investigations have proved otherwise.
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