General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comPublic Accounts Committee begins sitting TuesdayParliament of GhanaThe Public Accounts Committee of Parliament would hold public hearings from next Tuesday to Friday to consider financial infractions of the Bank of Ghana, Food and Drugs Authority and other agencies. Dr James Klutse Avedzi, the Chairman of the committee said four reports of the Auditor General would be considered during the sitting. The hearings would be the first of the current parliament after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government assumed office. He was hopeful that the workshop would enhance the capacity of the press corps in the discharge of their duties. Nana Agyemang Birikorang, the Dean of the Parliamentary Press corps, pleaded with leadership of the committee to make copies of the Auditor General’s reports readily available to the media to enable them report factually.
Business News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comADB releases GHC 450m to support Planting for Food and Jobs programmeDaniel Asiedu, Managing Director of ADBThe Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has announced a total of GH450 million to among other initiatives support the government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme. He explained that GH150million is directly going to support the Planting for Food and Jobs programme with GH300 million serving as credit facility to support various viable projects in the agricultural value chain for the 2017 financial year. Mr Asiedu added that ADB intended to pre-finance a number of agro-input suppliers selected by the MoFA under the programme. Launched by President Nana Akufo-Addo, the programme is designed to increase agricultural production, ensure a sustainable supply of food at cheaper cost and create about 750,000 direct and indirect jobs for farmers and the youth. President Akufo-Addo declared that ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ was the answer to the modernisation of agriculture, which was expected to end the migration of the youth to city centres in search of non-existent jobs.
General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: todaygh.comAlavanyo, Nkonya Chiefs angryChiefs of Alavanyo and Nkonya smoke the peace pipe by shaking handsDecision by the Volta Regional House of Chiefs (VRHCs) to suspend the paramount chiefs and queenmothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo traditional areas in the Biakoye District of the Volta Region has heightened tension between the two ethnic communities. Alavanyo and Nkonya have been under a dusk-to-dawn curfew over a protracted land dispute spanning almost a century. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, told the media last week Thursday, April 20, 2017 evening that, the police were working to arrest perpetrators of the violence. This is a criminal act which individuals are doing it, so they should look for the individuals and not the chiefs. Meanwhile, during a media briefing held last Thursday, the Volta Regional Minister and Chairman of the Council, Dr. Archibald Letsa, isolated the killings from the long-standing land dispute between the Alavanyo and Nkonya communities.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comHope campaign starts book reading club at New Weijaplay videoNew Weija Hope campaign chapter is among 139 chapters established across the countryHope campaign, a non-profit making youth advocacy group has commenced a booking reading club for basic pupils in the New Weija community in the greater Accra region. The campaign comprises of young volunteers who gather children from their communities to help them develop their reading skills. The New Weija Hope campaign chapter is among 139 chapters established across the country to help improve the reading and creativity skills of the pupil in various communities. Additionally, the New Weija chapter of the Hope campaign envisions bringing together members of the community to embark on developmental projects such as road construction in order to complement the efforts of government. According to Shirley Bartels-Sam, a founding member of the Hope Campaign, ”the campaign is about sharing ideas, being involved, and vision.
Sports World News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: Goal.comMessi scores 500th goal for Barcelona to win El ClasicoLionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitionsLionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions by netting a dramatic late winner in El Clasico. The Argentina international had gone into Sunday's clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in last weekend's Liga win over Real Sociedad. Messi scored his 499th goal for Barcelona with a superb individual effort on 33 minutes to cancel out Casemiro's opener for Madrid, with that effort making him the leading scorer in El Clasico in La Liga, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano. Messi netted the first of his 500 goals for the club the following May, against Albacete, and has since gone on to break record after record. In 2014, Messi hit a hat-trick against Sevilla to pass Telmo Zarra's tally of 251 Liga goals.
Regional News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: mynewsgh.comFire burns Tumu Community CentreThe Community Centre serves as the only social centre that events are hosted in the districtFire on Saturday night burnt the Tumu Community Centre in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region. The cause of fire is not immediately known but it is believed to have been caused by power surge while some football lovers were watching a match on a giant screen at the community centre. A swift intervention from fire service personnel saved the situation as the fire almost engulfed other structures but doors and windows of one of the facilities where the incident started have all been burnt. According to a report by Ayamga Bawa Fatawu a freelance journalist in the area, the place is the only social centre that hosts most of social events in the District Capital.
Sports News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comMTN FA Cup: BYF Academy 1-1 Kotoko - Porcupines progress on penaltiesPorcupines progress on penaltiesHighly rated Asante Kotoko defeated troublesome Division One League side BYF Academy on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time. The fiercely contested game produced no goal in the first half with BYF Academy looking more defensive and cautious, leaving Asante Kotoko frustrated after several attempts to break the virginity of the game. Kotoko returned in the second half with a more relaxed approach with BYF looking poised to pounce. A beautifully taken cross from Baba Mahama was neatly connected by Kwame Boateng to give the Porcupine Warriors the lead with just two minutes into the second half. The equaliser threw the game into penalties which Asante Kotoko converted 3 as against BYF's 1.
General News of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comPoliticians dictating the pace of police service - ACP Very Rev. Fr Arthurplay videoVery Rev. ACP George ArthurThe Very Rev. Your 'IGPship' has come at a time when police stations are being vandalised and officers being brutalised by members of the public. He also admonished to work hard so he can leave an indelible mark on the walls of the police service.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comGroupe Nduom counts loss after fire accidentThe fire burnt the GN Bank and two TV stations on the premises of the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel. Groupe Nduom, is counting its losses after the offices four of its subsidiary companies, GN Bank, Gold Coast Securities, Amansan TV and Business Television Africa were ravaged by fire on Saturday evening. The Head of corporate affairs of Groupe Nduom, Richard Keelson in an interaction with the press a day after the incident said the arrangements have been made the customers of GN Bank and Gold Coast Securities concerning their deposits. There is a contingency for them for their deposits as the case may be for GN Bank and also Gold Coast Securities. If there is any liability it falls within the ambits of Groupe Nduom so nobody should be worried about it.
Sports News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comMTN FA Cup: Hearts of Oak 2:1 Sporting Mirren - Frank Nuttall's men through to next stageAccra Hearts of OakHearts of Oak defeated Sporting Mirren 2-1 in the MTN FA Cup round of 64 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. The Phobians broke the deadlock of the encounter in the 24 minute through defender Anthony Nimo following a woeful defending by the second-tier side. But the lead did not last long as Sporting Mirren restored parity courtesy a fine strike by captain Jewel Arthur in the 35th minute before the centre referee whistled for the end of the first stanza. The premier giants came out strongly in the second half by pushing for the lead but Mirren held their own and quickly found their rhythm and battled on. Hearts dominance paid off in the 54th minute when speedy winger Patrick Razak run rugged the defense of Mirren to restore their lead.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice Service will discharge its duties with impartiality and rule of law – IGPThe Inspector-General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu has pledged to transform the police service to be more accountable and able to address the concerns and needs of the public. He stressed his plan to make the Police more responsive to concerns raised by the public about their conduct. According to him, accountability at all levels of their operations and promised to hold personnel of the Service to the highest standards of integrity. “As our environment changes, technological advancements require that we develop operational skills that will enable to deal with new challenges. Asante-Apeatu is the 24th IGP indigenous Head of the Ghana Police Service and was appointed by President Akufo-Addo on January 25th 2017.
This was contained in a sermon at the Ghana Police Church in Accra in a ceremony to officially induct the IGP, David Asante-Apeatu into office. Asante-Apeatu is the 24th IGP, indigenous Head of the Ghana Police Service, appointed by President Akufo-Addo on January 25th 2017. Your 'IGPship' has come at a time when police stations are being vandalised and officers being brutalised by members of the public. “As the IGP, you are accountable first and foremost to God, secondly to this nation and thirdly to officers of the Ghana Police Service. You will fail if you came to please any human being instead of pleasing God who chose you and appointed you”.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: adomonline.comAppiah Stadium has only 7 months to live - Fetish priestA fetish priest says Appiah Stadium's conduct is very deadlyAn Obuasi-based fetish priest is warning popular Kumasi-based serial caller, Frank Appiah popularly known as Appiah Stadium be wary of members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Appiah Stadium called Antia’s threat a bluff adding that “She has bitten more than she can chew. But the conduct of the NDC serial caller, the fetish priest on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro yi mu nsem’ said is very deadly. “Appiah Stadium should be very careful; if he is able to survive till December, he should thank God. He should watch what he eats and monies he accepts from people” the fetish priest warned.
Politics of Monday, 24 April 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comIf politics is dirty, be the soap - Onyina urges ChristiansThe Chairman inaugurates 7-member CommitteeChairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah has urged the youth not to abandon the political space because of the perception that it is a dirty game. "If we claim that, politics is a dirty game, then Christians are the soap to wash and clean the dirt in politics" the leader of the country's largest Pentecostal church said at Burma Camp Worship Centre last Friday. He was there to launch of 'The Youth Political Chamber', a platform under the auspices of the Youth Ministry of the church. The Youth Political Chamber will help to raise spirit-filled politicians, statesmen and diplomats for Ghana who will bring true and lasting development to the country. They are Pastor Michael Peasah (Chairman), Pastor Felix Okyere Anti (Secretary), Pastor Clement Achim-Gyimah, Elder Dr Bernard Kumi-Boateng, Deaconess Hon.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comAkufo-Addo enstooled Chief at JamestownPresident Akufo-Addo was given the stool name Nii Kwaku Ablade Okogyeaman IThe Chiefs of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area have honoured the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by enstooling him as a Chief at a durbar held at Mantse Agbona, Jamestown in Accra. President Akufo-Addo was given the stool name “Nii Kwaku Ablade Okogyeaman I,” to wit “Royal Warrior; One who fights to redeem his people.”He was given the name by the paramount chief of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, on Sunday. Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio urged the president to implement programmes and policies that will benefit all Ghanaians irrespective of their political, religious or ethnic affiliations. The paramount chief also appealed to Akufo-Addo to take urgent steps to modernize Jamestown, a move, he noted, would ramp up economic activity and bring in its wake, jobs and wealth for the people. That is the commitment I am making.”The durbar, organized by Chiefs and people of the area was in honour the president and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.