General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghNDC to sue EC on plans for new voters register – AmalibaAbraham Amaliba, Member of the NDC legal teamA member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Abraham Amaliba has said the party was considering filing a suit to stop the Electoral Commission (EC) from embarking on an exercise to compile a new voters register for 2020 general elections. The EC in March 2019 announced it will compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ghana. But in a radio interview on Accra- based Starr FM on Thursday, Mr. Amaliba said the NDC was against the plan of the EC in compiling a new voters register. He alleged that move was an attempt by the EC to disenfranchise some Ghanaians. NDC has plans to file a suit against this new register which will disenfranchise most Ghanaians,” he said.
April 18, 2019 13:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.gh3 people murdered at OffumanFile photoThree people were on Wednesday murdered by unknown assailants at Offuman, a farming community near Techiman in the Bono East Region. The deceased have been identified by the police as Kwame Agyemang, a palm wine tapper, a 40-year-old farmer, Sankara and Zamarama, a trader. Police say they suspect that the deceased were murdered for ritual purposes as the opening of Agyemang’s chest suggested that some of the organs of the deceased had been removed. He was rushed to the Offuman Health Centre, where he is currently responding to treatment. Residents of Offuman and its surrounding communities are therefore living in fear as the result of the mysterious deaths.
April 18, 2019 13:07 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: peacefmonline.comNDC must apologize in seven days or I will reveal E.A Mahama's corrupt nature - Wontumiplay videoNPP's Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako also known as ‘Chairman Wontumi'The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as ‘Chairman Wontumi’ says if dared, he will organize a press conference to ‘tell it all’ about the 'corrupt' persona of the late father of former President John Dramani Mahama, Mr. Emmanuel Adama Mahama. Chairman Wontumi, who had earlier described the late E. A. Mahama as corrupt, was given a double dose of his own medication by some NDC Communicators who said; "If you had a father like E.A Mahama, you will not be the social misfit and foolish that you are today”. Not enthused, the NPP stalwart has called on former President John Mahama to call his Communicators to order and apologize to him, or he will retaliate with a press conference to shed light on some of the crude dealings of his 'corrupt' late father. “I give them(NDC) seven days to apologize or I will tell it all about his corrupt father,” he warned. Listen to interview…
April 18, 2019 13:07 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghAccra in gridlock as Christians prepare to celebrate EasterOn the Graphic Road at Adabraka, the gridlock started from Obetsebi Lamptey Circle towards the AccraThere was vehicular traffic build up in some areas in Accra Thursday as Christians across the country prepared to celebrate Easter. The gridlock intensified as hundreds invaded the city centre in a last-minute attempt to avoid the vehicle scarcity that hits Accra on Good Friday. On the Graphic Road at Adabraka, the gridlock started from Obetsebi Lamptey Circle towards the Accra city centre. Okada riders cashed in as passengers got out of commercial vehicles convinced that it would be faster to walk. Interestingly, on the Graphic Road, the road leading out of the city centre was virtually empty.
April 18, 2019 12:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comCrowd ‘mobs’ Mahama at Tuduplay videoFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Dramani Mahama appears to still have a lot of die-hard fans who would not hesitate a wink to show their immense love for him whenever he shows up. Traders and enthusiasts alike made it almost impossible for the Former President to walk his way through the market sphere during his Pre-Easter walkabout at Tudu. Being the first of three places the NDC Flagbearer intends to visit today, Mr. Mahama had a rousing welcome from the crowd who followed and cheered as he went by at the Tudu market and Lorry park. The Kaneshie Lorry terminal and Market complex and Nkrumah Circle lorry terminal and pedestrian market are the two others billed to receive Mr. Mahama and his team during their visit. Prior to this however, Mahama had already made similar call on the Central region last week, specifically in Komenda and Kasoa.
April 18, 2019 12:45 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgShisha is illegal in Ghana – FDAWater pipe tobacco commonly known as ShishaThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says water pipe tobacco smoking popularly known as ‘shisha’ is illegal in Ghana. A Senior Regulatory Officer at the FDA, Juliana Amankwah-Marfo, told the Ghana News Agency, that, “By law FDA has to regulate its usage. Operators of most pubs and drinking spots in the urban areas make the waterpipes available to their customers who openly inhale the flavoured tobacco smoke emanating from it. A fact sheet from the WHO indicated that shisha was becoming more popular among the youth due to its flavoured tobacco. Other effects of water pipe smoking included elevated heart rate and blood pressure, acute cardiovascular effects, impaired lung function, increased lung inflammation, low birth weight, cancers and male infertility.
April 18, 2019 12:45 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: footballmadeinghana.comDan Kwaku Yeboah slams ‘hungry’ journalists over NC criticismNormalisation Committee spokesperson Dan Kweku YeboahNormalisation Committee spokesperson Dan Kweku Yeboah has hit back at critics who claim the four-member team lacks the knowledge and experience to manage the sport. However Yeboah, in a sensational rant on a local television station insists only Journalists who lost their ‘chop money’ due to the collapse of the Nyantakyi-led administration are against the Normalization Committee. Journalists who lost their chop money, I repeat, those who lost their chop money are those criticising the Normalisation Committee,” he told Asempa FM/Adom TV“They are creating an impression that the mandate of the Normalisation has been extended because they failed to deliver. “If you check the record, there is nowhere in the world that Normalisation has executed their mandate within the first six month. The NC currently oversees the ongoing Special Competition, which is a novelty tournament launched last month to keep clubs busy ahead of the return of Ghana Premier League.
April 18, 2019 12:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: peacefmonline.comMahama carries bad luck; ask God for protection if he touches you - Wontumi warns driversFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President Mahama, is expected to visit parts of Accra today. His visit, is to interact with drivers, commuters and traders and also wish them well for the Easter festivities. It isn’t a normal handshake, he carries a bad charm whenever he goes out to meet people”, Chairman Wontumi said. He continued that “drivers would have their cars develop fault and breakdowns if they don’t turn to God and avoid meeting former President Mahama. He would do same at the Kaneshie lorry terminal and market complex at 12:30 pm and conclude his tour with a visit to the Nkrumah Circle lorry terminal and pedestrian market at 2:00 pm today.
April 18, 2019 12:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: peacefmonline.comGovernment to embark on demolition exercise – Minister hintsMinister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta AkyeaThe Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea has hinted that government is going to undertake a demolition exercise to reduce flooding in the country. He said structures on waterways will be pulled down to save people from dying. His comment comes on the back of over a dozen people who have died following a few hours of downpour on two different occasions. “There will be demolition of structures on waterways . we can’t say because of human face people should die."
April 18, 2019 10:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comAviation Ministry details why Kotoka is not for saleJoseph Kofi Adda, Aviation MinisterThe Aviation Ministry insists that claims made by the Minority to outsource management of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are untrue. “Cabinet has not been requested, neither has the Ministry of Aviation submitted a Cabinet Memorandum recommending approval for the privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport,” the statement reads. Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) currently manages all airports in Ghana including Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Kumasi Airport, Tamale Airport, Sunyani Airport, Ho Airport and the WA Airstrip. For the avoidance of doubt, the Ministry of Aviation wishes to inform the general public that:The Ministry has no plans whatsoever to recommend, neither does the Government of Ghana have plans to approve a privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport. Cabinet has not been requested, neither has the Ministry of Aviation submitted a Cabinet Memorandum recommending approval for the privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport.
April 18, 2019 10:41 UTC
News went thrive this week that the airport is being considered for privatization with some suggesting that it may be sold to a Turkish Company by name TAV Airport Holding Company Ltd. According to them, information circulating emanates from misconstrued pieces of initial considerations of a possible management model for the KIA. “The Ministry has no plans whatsoever to recommend neither does the Government of Ghana have plans to approve a privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport. Cabinet has not been requested, neither has the Ministry of Aviation submitted a Cabinet Memorandum recommending approval for the privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport”, it maintained. They therefore urged the general public to disregard any suggestions of privatization or sale of the Kotoka International Airport.
April 18, 2019 10:01 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: footballghana.comMTN supports SWAG 44th awards with GHC60,000Sam Korankye presenting the dummy cheque to SWAG Boss Kwabena YeboahMobile Telecommunication Network, MTN Ghana has given Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), a whooping GHC 60,000 for their upcoming 44th Awards night. Remember, MTN Ghana is the headline sponsor of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and has committed to support the association for this year's awards set to be held. In ending, he praised SWAG for the role in monitoring sportsmen throughout the year and celebrating them accordingly during the awards night. SWAG, Mr. Kwabena Yeboah on behalf of the association expressed their profound gratitude to MTN for the immense support which spans over a decade. “MTN and SWAG stands for excellence and certain that, with both outfits working together, the awards would only get better with time”, he said.
April 18, 2019 09:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comLondon firm, bankers part of my Menzgold clients – ClintonMenzgold Ghana LimitedAmong the thousands of victims of Menzgold Ghana Limited’s gold investment debacle, is a financial institution in London, UK, the lawyer for almost 1,000 aggrieved customers of the troubled Ghanaian gold investment firm, Ms Amanda Akuokor Clinton, has revealed. Ms Clinton said all she is seeking for her clients is a refund of their investments and noted that more than half of her clients are bankers with financial knowledge. Ms Clinton is of the opinion that had the Menzgold issue been resolved within the first few months of its operations, millions of dollars would not have been invested by thousands of people. Ms Clinton said she has “commercial clients but mainly people (individuals) with life savings” and they are not interested in any stories but to get the CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, (NAM1) to settle them. Additionally, Ms Clinton asked: “Following the 30-day lapse after the judgement, how and when will Mr Mensah be brought back to Ghana by the government and/or Interpol?”
April 18, 2019 09:09 UTC
General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019Source: yen.com.ghGhana’s economy grows by 6.3% in 2018 - GSS reportGovernment Statistician, Professor Samuel AnnimThe Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed that Ghana’s economy grew by 6.3% in the year 2018; a decline from 8.1% in 2017. In the year 2018, the total value of goods and services produced in the country also amounted to GHC154.5 billion. Per a report by Citibusinessnews.com, the services sector recorded the least growth of 2.7%. The GSS attributed the rise to growth recorded in sectors like mining and quarrying, health and social work. In addition, the informal sector’s share of the total value of goods and services between 2013 and 2018 increased from 36.1 billion to 42.6 billion cedis.
April 18, 2019 09:00 UTC
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II appreciates the role his wife, Lady Julia, has played in the success story of his reign. Speaking exclusively to the Daily Graphic at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi last Saturday, Otumfuo Osei Tutu said "being Asantehene is demanding and you need to have a wife who understands you." She has also been the pillar of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation (OOCTF) where she chairs the Board of Trustees. The Asantehene observed that the strides made by the Serwaa Ampem Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, named after his mother, the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, attested to the industry of his wife. ProgrammesOf specific importance in the activities of the Serwaa Ampem Foundation is children infected with HIV/AIDS and family planning.
April 18, 2019 08:48 UTC