Sports News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comI’m happy at Nantes - Majeed WarisWaris has scored four goals for Nantes this seasonMajeed Waris has declared that he is enjoying life at French side Nantes FC. In an interview with the media on how he feels to play for Nantes FC he said, “Well, Here, it's like a family. I'm happy to be here. We work hard, we are together, we help each other. I am convinced that when you work hard, you are rewarded.
February 15, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: mynewsgh.comWhy Anas' lawyer cut off Asamoah Gyan after Sarah Kwablah’s alleged sodomyAsamoah Gyan, Black Stars captainPopular Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng who was lawyer for Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan and also represents investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has given details of the circumstances under which he left the services of the embattled soccer super star after he handling his numerous cases including the one involving the alleged sodomy of Sarah Kwablah. Readers will recall lawyer Kissi Agyebeng was the one who handled the case of Asamoah Gyan’s alleged sodomy of Sarah Kwablah while Sarah Kwablah was represented by lawyer Maurice Ampaw. Sarah Kwablah is an ex-girlfriend of Ekow Micah. But in a dramatic twist after handling the most controversial sodomy case of Asamoah Gyan, the lawyer has decided to recuse himself from all Gyan’s cases after they agreed to part ways professionally. Asamoah Gyan who has therefore hired the services of a former Graphic Communications Group employee who is now a lawyer based in Tema, one Edwin Kusi-Appiah to represent him in court.
February 15, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comDambai is capital of Oti RegionPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named Dambai as the capital of the newly-created Oti Region. 112 for the creation of that region at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday, 15 February 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “I've chosen Dambai as the capital of the Oti Region”Nana Akufo-Addo, however, assured the people that the development of the region will be spread across all the towns and villages. Nana Akufo-Addo also named Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, as the interim minister of the newly-created region until a substantive minister is appointed. The creation of the Oti Region, together with five others, was a campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 elections. Accordingly, Oti, Bono East, Western North, Ahafo, Savannah, North East regions were created.
February 15, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: NHISNational Health Insurance Authority boss leaves officeCEO of National Health Insurance Authority, Dr. Samuel AnnorThe Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Annor leaves office after 2 years of dedicated service to the nation and the Authority. He leaves behind a scheme with over 10 million active members and 4,340 NHIS Credentialed facilities across the regions of Ghana. Clinical Audits increased over the last two years and has produced some outstanding outcomes resulting in deductions from Providers. This initiative has helped to address staff concerns regarding notch movement in a fair and transparent manner. Until his appointment, Dr. Annor was a consultant obstetrician/gynecologist and a partner of Lister Hospital – a leading international Private Hospital.
February 15, 2019 16:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Issah OlegorSuhum MP observes Nigerian electionsSome members of ECOWAS Mission in Nigeria for the elections tomorrowMember of Parliament for Suhum Constituency, Fredrick Opare Ansah, is currently in Nigeria to observe their general elections as part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mission. Fredrick Opare Ansah who is a member of the ECOWAS Parliament, together with his team are in Ebonyi State interacting with the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies. They also had the opportunity to inspect the distribution of nonsensitive electoral materials and interact with the Resident Electoral Commissioner. INEC in collaboration with IPAC has drawn up a plan to cover operational deployment, security, and training of personnel to ensure very free, fair and credible elections. The ECOWAS mission will also visit some key cities around Nigeria outside of the capital city Abuja, Nigeria which is the biggest economy in West Africa goes to the polls.
February 15, 2019 16:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comSack IGP – Bagbin to Akufo-AddoNDC Flag bearer hopeful, Alban BagbinAn aspiring flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Bagbin, has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu from office over what he describes as the insecurity in the country. “Fire the IGP if he is not up to his task,” Mr Bagbin said on Ghana Kasa on CTV hosted by Kwame Tutu on Friday, 15 February 2019. He added: “if he [IGP] is under-resourced, then retool him to facilitate his operations.”Mr Bagbin also said that the entire security apparatus in the country must be resourced to enable them deal effectively with crime. Commenting on the current state of the NDC, Mr Bagbin said the way and manner the Mahama administration treated the party by neglecting its structures is something that should not recur when an NDC government is in power. “I am not happy about the state of the NDC and the kind of services we offer,” he said.
February 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comPolice Commander was 'sidelined' in bloody bye-election in his districtDSP George Asare is the second police officer to testify at the Commission. The Short Commission investigating violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election has heard how the district commander for the area was sidelined in the organisation of security for the polls. Testifying at the Commission, DSP Asare said he was told matters of security in the by-elections was to be handled at the regional level. He said he was however called in by the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, after violence erupted at La Bawaleshie. DSP Asare said he returned to find seven suspects in the custody of the East Legon District police.
Sports News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Footballmadeinghana.comHearts of Oak pull out of Dreams FC friendlyAccra Hearts of OakGhana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak have pulled out of an expected friendly match with model club Dreams FC, FootballMadeInGhana.com can confirm. The game was expected to kick off at the Theatre of Dreams at Dawu on Sunday but the Phobians stepped back from the game. The double-header encounter was supposed to have kicked off in Swedru and the Accra Sports Stadium. But the Phobians reached an agreement with the Still Believe chaps to play the first leg in Dawu while the second leg comes off at the Accra Sports Stadium a week later. It is, however, not confirmed whether the second leg will be played or not.
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comI was excluded from Ayawaso security taskforce – East Legon Police CommanderDSP George Lysander Asare, East Legon Police CommanderThe East Legon Police Commander, DSP George Lysander Asare says he was not included in the formal security arrangements for the recent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election although the constituency was under his command. According to DSP Asare, he was not given any reason for his exclusion but was told he “shouldn’t worry.”DSP Asare made the comments when he appeared before the commission investigating the Ayawaso violence, the Emile Short commission of inquiry, on Friday. We vote at Legon in Ayawaso West Wuogon but because it was the by-election, I was finding it difficult to locate my polling center. DSP George Lysander Asare in his testimony said he saw at least 20 empty bullet shells upon arrival at the trouble scene. The East Legon Police Commander also revealed that the election task force made seven arrests.
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghAWW violence: I was asked to step aside, my car taken away – Police commanderDSP George Asare revealed this during his interaction with the Commission of InquiryThe police district commander at Bawaleshie DSP George Asare has revealed he was ordered by his superiors to step aside ahead of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry investigating the violence which characterized the local poll, DSP Asare also disclosed the district command was not part of the security operations for the election. The police commander said on the eve of the by-election his official vehicle was taken away from him. “I was asked to stay aside and my command car was taken away from me and asked to bring to the Accra region,” DSP Asare told the three-member Commission of Inquiry. DSP Asare informed the Commission “seven people were arrested in connection with the shooting incident.”The commission began its public hearing on February 14.
February 15, 2019 14:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Daniel KakuMpohor MP tours ongoing road project sitesAlex Agyekum inspecting one of the projectsMember of Parliament for Mpohor Constituency in the Western Region, Mr. Alex Agyekum has paid a first working visit to the Engineers, Foreman and the field workers on the Apowa - Mpohor-Bemso road. The 15.5km Bitumen Surface stretch is being funded by the Government of Ghana (G.o.G) and executed by M.S. Mr. Agyekum praised the Minister, Hon. On his part, the District Chief Executive of the Mpohor District, Hon. In a related news the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research at the National Sports Authority, Mr Kwame Baah has apologized to Mr. Alex Agyekum in his recent statement that contradicted the MP's speech at Mpohor during the 2019 Cross Country event that was hosted at Mpohor for the first time..
February 15, 2019 14:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.comAyawaso Probe: Shots were fired by taskforceEast Legon District Police Commander, DSP George AsareThe East Legon District Police Commander, DSP George Asare has told the Justice Emile Short Commission of Inquiry probing the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election shooting incident that the shots were fired by the Security Taskforce. Appearing before the Commission at the Osu Castle today, DSP Asare corroborated the fact that there were about four to five gun shots fired in front of the house of the NDC parliamentary candidate for the by-election, Delali Brempong. According to him, the whole incident started after the security personnel engaged some persons in front of the NDC’s candidate residence and asked them why they were standing there. He said the security personnel further asked why there were motorbikes packed in front of the house. In the course of the interrogation, he claimed that the security personnel attempted to take one of the motorbikes but the people there refused to allow them to take the motorbikes.
February 15, 2019 14:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comAyawaso violence: Masked men were not SWAT team members - PoliceDeputy Commissioner of Police in- charge of Operations, George Alex MensahThe Deputy Commissioner of Police in- charge of Operations, George Alex Mensah has denied knowledge of vehicles used by "masked armed" men during the Ayawaso by- elections. According to him, the vehicles used by that group of armed masked men is not part of the pool of Vehicles used by the Ghana Police Services. He insisted they were neither members of the SWAT team nor were they deployed by the Police service to monitor the polls. “I did not know who the masked men were. I will be surprised that they were members of the SWAT team.
February 15, 2019 13:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Daniel KakuAbronye DC blasts Prophet Badu Kobi for attacking Akufo-AddoKwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DCBrong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC has opined without fear or favour that the Head Pastor of the Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi is a ‘fake’ prophet. He also stated that Prophet Badu Kobi is simply frustrated because no more unable to milk innocent church members who have seen throw his lies. Abronye DC alleged that the Prophet sells anointing oil at a very exorbitant price to people without making any positive impact on their lives. He should tell us that his church membership has dwindled and let’s advise him to stop giving false prophecies and it will be well with him". He reminded "Don't forget he prophesied that Nana Akufo-Addo will send more NDC members to prison in 2018 but..Don't forget he also prophesied that Mugabe will die in 2018 but...,let me repeat again, Prophet Badu Kobi is a fake prophet in Ghana".
February 15, 2019 13:30 UTC
Regional News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghAccra Rehabilitation Centre closed due to lack of renovation since 1962Some of the sewing machines are faultyThe Accra Rehabilitation Centre, established to train people with various disabilities in the country, has been closed down due to lack of renovation and learning tools. The Mirror’s investigations reveal that students of the centre have been home since May last year because the centre needs serious renovation, without which it cannot function. Again, while some of the training rooms do not have electricity as a result of unpaid bills, the rooms that have been converted into sleeping spaces for the students too leak. The Manager of the centre, Mr Churchill Darlington, told The Mirror in an interview that management decided to close the centre because it was becoming increasingly expensive to do renovation works and buy tools to facilitate teaching and learning. “We have a challenge in keeping the students, as we seek assistance to renovate the place and also complete the dormitory.
February 15, 2019 12:56 UTC