General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comRetired army officer criticises presser on Canadian girls’ rescueplay videoCol Festus Aboagye (rtd) is a respected security analystA retired army officer has dissected the nature and scope of a government press conference that followed the successful rescue of two Canadian ladies kidnapped in Kumasi. Col. Festus Aboagye (Rtd) said Saturday that the presser by Information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, failed the test of comprehensiveness. “The operation [to rescue the Canadian ladies] didn’t start and end with the assault on the house [where the kidnapped ladies were being kept]. However, during a press conference on the rescue operation, the Minister sought to reject the claims government rescued the two Canadians with external assistance. Finally, Col Aboagye (Rtd) also faulted the failure of the government to allow police chiefs present at the presser to speak.
June 15, 2019 16:18 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comLaunch of Shatta Movement fan club marred by clashesThe event which was expected to be peaceful turned bloodyThe launch of a Shatta Movement fan club at Ngleshie Amanfro in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region on Saturday turned violent. A faction of Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro clashed with a faction of Shatta Wale’s father. Charles Nii Akramah Mensah, father of Wale was set to launch the Shatta movement fan club but an impending chieftaincy feud between the substantive Chief, Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV and Shatta’s father, said to be carrying himself as the chief of the area, marred the event. So he is telling people that he is coming to launch the fan club, but it is a lie. We will resist this issue of our land involving Shatta Wale’s father.
June 15, 2019 16:07 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.com‘Bank of Ghana cleaning up microfinance sector is in the best interest of Ghanaians’ – Banking expertplay videoHead of Retail Business at Societe General Ghana, Obed HoyahHead of Retail Business at Societe General Ghana, Obed Hoyah has defended the Bank of Ghana’s decision to sanitise the country’s microfinance, savings and loans institutions. About 386 insolvent microfinance and microcredit companies have had their licenses revoked by BoG. I don’t know of any country that has develop without the citizen’s saving money. So if you don’t have a number of citizens saving their money with banks, the banks are not also able to help grow the economy”. He continued by saying, once the financial environment is sanitized, it builds the confidence in people to save in banks.
June 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
Accra,June 15, GNA – Government in partnership with the National Council for Tertiary Education has released the new Tertiary Education Policy Reform to improve on the academic performance and governance of tertiary educational institutions. The aim is to provide a clear guideline for the ultimate structure, planning, development, regulation, operations, overall governance and accountability of the tertiary education system. The reform contains a Draft Bill for Harmonisation of Acts of Public Universities, Centralised Applications and Placements Service, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, National Research and Innovation Fund, Tertiary Education Management Information System and UDS splitting into UTAS and UBIDS. On accountability, he said, the regulatory body shall have adequate mechanisms in place to demand accountability from tertiary education institutions, which the institutions shall abide by. He said the institutions shall also be subjected to quality assurance and accreditation at both institutional and programme levels.
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June 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: footballghana.comGhana draws with South Africa in final preparatory game for 2019 AFCONGhana drew with South AfricaThe Black Stars of Ghana has drawn goalless with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa this afternoon at the Police Academy Park in Dubai in a friendly match ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt. The Bafana Bafana who had their fair share of possession could not threaten their opponent and also had to settle for the goalless draw after the first 45 minutes. Ghana will spend on more week in Dubai to wrap up the pre-tournament training tour before moving to Egypt on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in anticipation to the start of the AFCON. They have been pitted in Group F where they will face the likes of Benin, Guinea Bissau, and defending champions Cameroon. The tournament will start on June 21 but the team will have to wait until June 25 before opening their Group with a match against Benin.
June 15, 2019 15:45 UTC
The 10 stations, which have each been fined GHS5,000, include Shell, Motorway Extension; Total, McCarthy Hill; GOIL Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL, Galilea; Frimps Oil, Spintex Road; Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa. In addition, two companies; Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road; and Agapet, Spintex Road, had broken the GSA seal without permission. “In summary, out of 65 stations visited, 55 delivered right quantities whilst 10 under-delivered,” the GSA said in a statement. In a statement, the AOMCs said the errant fuel stations have rectified the problem. “These credible and sustainable Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) mentioned, have since corrected the issues raised by the GSA during the audit of their retail outlets,” the statement said.
June 15, 2019 15:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghHouse of Chiefs urges traditional rulers to help ensure national securityTogbe Afede XIV, followed by Kofi Dzamesi, & Mr Salifu Saeed, on their way to the meetingThe National House of Chiefs (NHC) has called on all traditional rulers to help the national security agencies to ensure peace and security in the country, following the recent kidnappings and the ethnic conflict at Chereponi in the North East Region. He was officially admitted to the National House of Chiefs. National SecurityAdding his voice to the need for security at all levels, the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, cautioned all members of the public to be security conscious and be observant of their surroundings. Following the emerging trend in the sub region, he said the Ministry of National Security, together with other security agencies, had embarked on a sensitisation programme to provide some security tips for the public. Indeed, in a way, our country’s social, economic and political fabric has been patterned, essentially, with the significant contribution of the Dagbon Kingdom,” Mr Dzamesi said.
June 15, 2019 15:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comMPs' research assistants to demonstrate over 11-month salary arrearsParliament of GhanaResearch Assistants to Ghana’s 275 Members of Parliament have scheduled a demonstration within the enclave of the legislature over their 11-month salary arrears. In a notice of demonstration letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, the research assistants said: “We humbly refer to the above subject matter and we humbly wish to inform you of a planned demonstration scheduled for the 20th day of June at the forecourt of parliament, the precincts of parliament and the environs of parliament by research assistants to honourable members of parliament”. “Respectfully again, we are not entitled to any allowance, emoluments or any other fringe benefits as research assistants. We are only entitled to our monthly salaries and we have to convey ourselves to work without any transport allowance as compared to other staff working in parliament. We only rely on our salaries for all our basic needs and this very issue of non-payment of research assistants’ salaries is really crippling us.
June 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comForgive me; frustration got me – Parliament 'suicide man'The 35-year-old man was arrested after his failed suicide attempt in ParliamentThe 35-year-old man who tried committing suicide in parliament on Thursday, 13 June 2019, has apologized to President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye as well as the 275 MPs and the whole nation. Kojo Mensah told GhOne TV that: “I want to apologize to, particularly my MP; I’m sorry for everything that I did, I did it out of frustration”. “I want to apologize to the members of parliament, the speaker and the President of the Republic of Ghana and [all] Ghanaians”, he added, explaining: “I’m really sorry for what happened because what led me to [attempt suicide in parliament] was...frustration." Mr. Mensah was arrested by Parliament’s Protection Unit as he tried jumping from the public gallery down into the chamber during that day’s sitting. He was in an NPP-branded t-shirt bearing the image of Kwesimintsim MP Joe Mensah.
June 15, 2019 14:48 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghFire destroys cosmetic products at Kasoa WalatuA young man clearing the debris from the burnt warehouseFire has destroyed assorted hair and body products at a warehouse belonging to the General Secretary of the Kasoa New Market Traders Association, Alhaji Haroun Tetteh Mensah, at Walatu, Kasoa, in the Central Region. The fire, which occurred at about 2 a.m. at the weekend, destroyed the cosmetic products and other items running into thousands of Ghana cedis. It took the intervention of personnel from the Gomoa Budumburam Fire Station to put out the fire after fruitless efforts from Alhaji Mensah’s household. BlastsNarrating the incident to the Daily Graphic, the wife of Alhaji Mensah, Hajia Amina Abdallah Mensah, said “we were awoken by blasts from the warehouse while we were asleep. When we rushed out, we saw the warehouse, which is on the same compound with our residence, on fire”.
June 15, 2019 14:37 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghSSNIT wants contribution rate reviewedDirector-General of SSNIT, Dr John Ofori-TenkorangThe Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has called for a review of the contribution rate of workers to enable it to sustain the pension scheme and to pay workers higher pensions. Currently, the contribution rate is 11 per cent of basic salary but SSNIT wants it reviewed to 19.2 per cent. The forum was organised by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in collaboration with SSNIT. “SSNIT does not cheat workers. I can’t cheat you; SSNIT workers cannot cheat you too.
June 15, 2019 14:26 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana pays $40m for electricity every month – Housing minister revealsplay videoMinister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta AkyeaMinister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to adopt sustainable energy conservation methods in households, citing the outrageous amount the country pays monthly on electricity generation as a reason. According to him, the government pays a frightening 40 million dollars every month to ensure that every Ghanaian gets access to electricity. Notwithstanding, there is a stockpile of debt at the Energy Ministry. “If they should tell you the amount of money we are using to give you electricity in Ghana and the stockpile of debt in the Energy Ministry. But the Energy Ministry, headed by John Peter Amewu has allayed such fears.
June 15, 2019 14:20 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comCanadians played no role in rescue of kidnapped women – Kweku Baako supports governmentplay videoManaging Editor of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku BaakoManaging Editor of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has backed government’s claim that no foreign institution was involved in the rescue of the two Canadian women who were kidnapped in Kumasi earlier in this month. Speaking on current affairs show ‘Newsfile’ on JoyNews, Kweku Baako revealed that even though some foreigners were in the country in relation to the kidnapped Canadians, the rescue took place before they could get involved. “The UK team that came down…belonged to a certain life insurance entity and they had come with the mission to negotiate with the kidnappers,” he said. He added that “this UK team that came that were interested in negotiating relative to anything concerning ransom did not even get the chance to negotiate with the kidnappers”. “He had practically no role to play and indeed when the rescue happened, he was surprised and went to the National security to express his gratitude”.
June 15, 2019 13:58 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNana Addo visits Jamaica todayPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo will be in Jamaica today, Saturday, for a two-day official working tour. Nana Akufo-Addo is to participate in key activities there including a tour of the Seville Great House and Heritage Park in St Ann. The visit by the President is part of his working visit to five Caribbean nations to promote the “Year of Return”. Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness will hold talks with President Akufo-Addo at Jamaica House after which they will address the media. He is expected to round up the tour later at the opening of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre.
June 15, 2019 13:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne dead in gory accident on Accra-Kumasi highwayplay videoThe mangled Hyundai truckOne person has been reported dead in a gory accident which occurred between Osino and Anyinam on the Accra-Kumasi highway this dawn. According to an eye witness, the accident occurred when a Hyundai truck with registration number AS 5123-19, heading towards Accra ran into another truck with registration number AW 3297 Z. The driver of the Hyundai truck had attempted to overtake another truck with registration number AS 1214 F which was parked in the middle of the road due to a blasted tyre but was unsuccessful, resulting in a head-on collision with the oncoming truck. The driver of the Hyundai who is yet to be identified died on the spot.
June 15, 2019 12:56 UTC