General News of Saturday, 13 January 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comKufour made Chancellor at UMaTFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has been made Chancellor of the UMaTFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has been made Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. The ceremony organized today [Friday] was also used to rename the university after the late George Grant, the first President of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The school is now called, the George Grant University of Mines and Technology. The Chancellor has an enormous responsibility to make this University continue to stand tall and maintain its positions as the best public-funded University in Ghana. In 1896, he established his own firm, George Grant and Company.
January 13, 2018 09:00 UTC
Feature Article of Sunday, 14 January 2018Columnist: Cameron DuoduCan Martin Amidu justify president Akufo-Addo’s faith in himMany remember Mr. Amidu as one of the most strident authoritarians of the NDC eraNO better compliment could have been paid to a citizen by the head of state of his country than has just been paid to Mr Martin Amidu, with his nomination to Parliament as Ghana’s first-ever Special Prosecutor. Mr Amidu should know that a lot of people – and not only in the NPP – strongly believe that President Akufo-Addo has taken a “monumental risk” (as someone put it) in gifting the post to Mr Amidu. But President Akufo-Addo is far-minded enough to brush that aside in the hope that Mr Amidu has jettisoned some of his more erratic ideas. The bar of expectations of what Mr Amidu can do in his new job, must therefore not be set too high. In other words, Mr Amidu will probably have – effectively – to reinvent himself if he is to satisfy the expectations of the public.
January 13, 2018 08:48 UTC
Feature Article of Saturday, 13 January 2018Columnist: Issah ImoroThe rise of Mr. Martin Amidu, President Akufo-Addo’s biggest political gambleplay videoMartin Alamisi AmiduThe day January 11, 2018 is one that deserves to be inscribed with golden ink in the books of Ghanaian history. Indeed, Professor Ransford Gyampo, a Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana summed this great feeling of ‘freedom’ from these shackles in his statement by stating that the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor ''is the most objective political appointment in the fourth Republic''. There is absolutely no doubt that you need to revise your notes if prior to the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu you had an iota of doubt as to whether President Akufo-Addo was really committed to fighting corruption. In my opinion this is the biggest deterrent President Akufo-Addo could have issued to his appointees against corruption. Before I conclude, I will like to preemptively advice NPP members/supports and Government appointees who are jubilating now with this nomination not to turn against him in the likely event that Mr. Martin Amidu turns his guns against some appointees of the Government.
January 13, 2018 08:26 UTC
Feature Article of Saturday, 13 January 2018Columnist: Professor LunguClaim that government isn't sponsor of petitions for new region is a fat lie, Mr. Dan Botwe! By the latest report on Ghanaweb (See Sources/Notes at bottom), Mr. Dan Botwe wants the people to know that the government is not:"...spending any pesewa to propagate that. In other words, many citizens of the current Western Region could never win for losing! SOURCES/NOTES(1) Government not sponsoring petitions for new region – Dan Botwe, (https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Government-not-sponsoring-petitions-for-new-region-Dan-Botwe-616869). Visit www.GhanaHero.Com/Visions, For More Information:SUBJ: Claim That Government Isn't Sponsor of Petitions for New Region is a Fat Lie, Mr. Dan Botwe!
January 13, 2018 07:07 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comProf. Gyimah-Boadi extols Martin Amidu; expresses confidence in his expertiseplay videoProf. Prof. Gyimah-Boadi further commended President Akufo-Addo for a wise decision made and expressed his confidence in Martin Amidu saying, he has no doubt in his expertise in administering justice by prosecuting both NPP and NDC corrupt officials. The appointment of Martin Amidu came as a shock to many as they thought either Lawyer Akoto Ampaw or Philip Addison would be nominated as the Special Prosecutor. The opposition NDC also argued that the Special Prosecutor will certainly be someone aligned to the NPP who will witch hunt NDC members. General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia believes the appointment of Martin Amidu is an indication that the NPP has an agenda against the NDC.
January 12, 2018 19:52 UTC
The Central Regional Communications Director, Mr. Robert Amissah also known in politics as Staga disclosed this to mynewsgh.com in an exclusive interview at Elmina. He indicated that the Central Regional NPP is fully prepared to conduct polling stations elections slated for January 17 this year in 2,482 polling stations in the region. Mr. Amissah added that each polling station will elect five polling station executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years. He revealed that the primaries would take place 17 days after the compilation of a new register of members at polling stations and constituency levels outlining measures adopted by the party to ensure peaceful, credible and the success of their elections. To this end, he appealed to Ghanaians to exercise greater restraint to enable President Nana Addo to address problems of unemployment, poverty, education and quality healthcare since better things are ahead this year.
January 12, 2018 18:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comInterior Minister renews Bimbilla Township curfewInterior Minister, Ambrose DeryThe Interior Ministry has reviewed the curfew hours on the Bimbilla Township following the recent attacks resulting in the death of three people and the injury of eight others on Thursday, January 11. A release signed by Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery directs that the renewed curfew which is effective Friday, January 12, 2018 be adhered to by all for their safety and wellbeing. The area has for several months been under a 4:00 pm to 6:00am curfew due to the consistent gun attacks. Meanwhile there is a total ban on all persons in the Bimbilla Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon. According to the Ministry of Interior, persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.
January 12, 2018 18:00 UTC
Mr. Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General in the National Democratic Congress [NDC] administration, was named as the Special Prosecutor by the President on Thursday, January 11, 2018. However, the attempt by President Akufo-Addo’s government to make the appointment of the Special Prosecutor a panacea that will restrain corruption in Ghana is nothing but an antithesis to the fight against corruption in the country. Chief State Prosecutor shall be the Attorney General of the Republic. The CSP shall be nominated by the Ghana Bar Association on the advice of the Judicial Council and approved by Parliament. CSP shall hold office for 10 years upon parliamentary approval of his nomination unless he resigns, removed or dies.
January 12, 2018 10:41 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comChinese hacks Ghanaian over fishThe suspect has provisionally been charged with unlawfully causing harmThe Marine, Railway and Port Unit of the Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old Chinese national for allegedly slashing his Ghanaian worker at the Tema Fishing Harbour in the Greater Accra Region over a carton of fish. The culprit, Maxim Long, Chief Operating Officer of Maxim MV II, was said to have slashed 33-year-old Abraham Arthur, who is a stevedore. The injured reported the incident to the Tema Fishing Harbour Police Station who arrested the suspect. According to reports, on January 9, 2018 at about 3:30pm, Abraham was accused of stealing a carton of fish by a colleague. The co-worker subsequently reported the matter to the Chinese boss who slashed the left hand of the Ghanaian.
January 12, 2018 09:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: mynewsgh.com'Indecisive' Mahama being pushed to run in 2020 - BagbinFormer President John Dramani Mahama in a hand shake with Alban BagbinSecond Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has indicted former president John Dramani Mahama as indecisive when it comes to decision making, because he has allowed people to push him into a political race he cannot win in 2020, even if he secures the party’s nomination. He indicates that Mr Mahama’s involvement in the party’s unity walks organized by non-executives member buttress the point he is not acting in conformity with recommendations of the 455-page Committee’s report. “Definitely he is not conducting himself in conformity with the recommendations of the Kwesi Botchwey report and I will call on him to rather rethink what is happening. He should not behave as if it is the mob that is taking him along because he is a leader and must show leadership. There are a lot of teeming unemployed youth who are doing nothing and definitely join”, he revealed.
January 12, 2018 06:00 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: mynewsgh.comJohn Dumelo rains insults on a Twitter userJohn DumeloActor John Dumelo has rained insults on a Twitter user who commented on his post on his visits to one of his farms in the Northern region said the actor was enjoying from the Create loot and share of the previous government. John Dumelo posted “My visit to my other farm in Northern Ghana….by end of this year, I should have 3 times the number of Cattle. But the Twitter user who was commenting on the post said “NDC bee give u oo. In responding to the Twitter user, John Dumelo posted “Yeah, we created the cattle, looted the cattle and shared all the beef. John Dumelo was a prominent figure in the Mahama led administration as he was seen on several platforms of the party that lost the 2016 election to the New Patriotic Party.
January 12, 2018 06:00 UTC
Feature Article of Friday, 12 January 2018Columnist: Kofi AtaHas Martin Amidu been given the 'poisoned chalice'? So far, public response to Martin Amidu’s nomination is overwhelmingly positive, except of course, some members of the main opposition party, NDC who may have skeletons in their closets. First, from his past experience as anti-corruption crusader, Martin Amidu, alias Citizen Vigilante stands tall above others. But a poisoned chalice role, he is between a rock and a hard surface. As long as he remembers that he is not there to serve neither NPP nor NDC but Ghana, he could be successful.
January 12, 2018 01:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: PPPMake Attorney General the Independent Prosecutor – PPPThe PPP believes a totally independent Attorney General is the best solution to fight corruptionThe Progressive People’s Party is calling for the Attorney General to be made the Special Prosecutor as appointing someone else for the task is “an antithesis to the fight against corruption” in Ghana. The New Patriotic Party (NPP), prior to the 2000 General Elections, held a strong view that the Ministry of Justice should be separated from the Attorney General to make the Attorney General truly independent of the Executive. Chief State Prosecutor shall be the Attorney General of the Republic. The lasting solution is to make the office of the Attorney General independent of the government and the Presidency by amending article 88 (3) & (4) of our Constitution to estop the President from appointing the Attorney General. Consequently, the PPP will not relent in pursuing the goal to make the Attorney General independent of the government and shall in due course, announce a series of actions to press home our demand for a totally independent Attorney General.
January 12, 2018 00:45 UTC
Feature Article of Friday, 12 January 2018Columnist: Peter Boamah OtokunorUG Political Science Dep’t research; what went wrong and how to fix itPeter Boamah OtokunorI have listened to Head of Department of the Political Science Department, Dr. Eric Bossman on the research report prepared by the department on theme Democratic Governance in Ghana: What the Voters’ Say about the NPP Government. First of all, I want to congratulate and commend the Department for the initiative and the subsequent broadcast of the research findings. All these crucial elements are currently missing from the discourse, making it very difficult to efficiently analyse and utilize the research results. I want to believe that, the research would have performed better among NDC respondents rather than the kind of sample population used. Yours in service of mother Ghana,Peter Boamah OtokunorDeputy Director of Research, NDC / Registrar, GISD(PhD Student in Agric.
January 12, 2018 00:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghParliament must reject ‘bitter and vengeful’ Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor – CenProGMartin Alamisi Amidu, Special Prosecutor nomineeThe Center for Progressive Governance (CenProG) received the announcement of the nomination of Martin Alamisi Amidu as Special Prosecutor with utmost shock and will like to call on Parliament to reject the president's nominee because he is too bitter, vengeful and does not in any way reflect the independence of the office he will be holding in the event parliament approves his nomination. The Rt Honourable Speaker of Parliament, Parliament House, Accra. The Majority Caucus, Parliament House, Accra. The Appointments Committee of Parliament, Parliament House, Accra. The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, Accra.
January 12, 2018 00:22 UTC