General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GhanaWebRawlings hailed as he greets Otumfuo but not Mahamaplay videoRawlings hailed as he greets Otumfuo but not MahamaFormer Presidents John Mahama and Jerry John Rawlings on Tuesday 17th January 2017 joined dignitaries at the Manhyia Palace to mark the funeral rites for the late queen, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. Dignitaries present paid their respects to Otumfuo by greeting him as he mourned the death of his mother. When it got to the turn of Mr. Rawlings, people hailed him as he greeted Otumfuo but same wasn’t done for Mahama. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II died at the age of 111 and was buried on January 19 in Breman. Watch the video below to see what happened.
Sports World News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: Goal.com'Pogba could be Man Utd's next Memphis' - GullitPaul PogbaPaul Pogba risks becoming a Manchester United flop like Memphis Depay if he does not concentrate on his football, according to Ruud Gullit. Depay has recently departed Old Trafford for Ligue 1 side Lyon after failing to make an impact since his high-profile transfer from PSV in 2015. Pogba, signed for a world record fee from Juventus, is yet to consistently replicate his best form at Old Trafford and has been frequently criticised for his displays this season. “Paul Pogba is going through the same thing at United as Memphis Depay,” he said according to the Mirror. “Memphis was heavily criticised because he found it more important to pimp his image than improve his football.
Politics of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: 3news.comU/E: Tong-Raana, 12 others pick forms for Council of State electionTong-Raana Kugbilsong NalebegtangThe Paramount Chief of Tongo Traditional Area, Tong-Raana Kugbilsong Nalebegtang, and other 12 persons across the Upper East Region have so far picked up nomination forms from the Electoral Commission to contest this year’s Council of State elections to be held on February 9. So far, 13 persons have picked forms for the election. Dr Jacob Kofi Ayeebo, who has served both in late President John Atta Mills’ government and Former President John Mahama’s. Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution provides for the existence of the Council of State to advise the President of the Republic of Ghana in the performance of his or her functions. It is not clear if all the 13 persons, who have picked up nomination forms, will submit them to the Commission by the January 26 deadline.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: 3news.comAG-designate to maintain Mahama’s team for Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire maritime disputeAttorney General-designate, Gloria AkuffoAttorney General-designate Gloria Afua Akuffo says she will maintain the team of experts set up by the previous government to resolve the maritime border dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. “I have met with the team before the immediate past Attorney General left office in consultation with the president. She said she has worked personally with the team, including the outgone AG, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, saying, “I have worked and I continue to work closely with the immediate past attorney general”. “But for the sake of Ghana if the immediate past Attorney General is happy to come along I think that will seriously be considered”. Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire entangled in a maritime boundary dispute likely to disrupt Ghana’s oil exploration around the disputed area.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: Graphic.com.gh‘Korle Bu board did not approve end-of- year bonuses’ - Ex-board membersDr Gilbert Buckle, Chief Executive Officer of Korle Bu Teaching HospitalFour members of the immediate past board of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have condemned the payment of an amount of about GH¢150,000 to the management of the hospital as end-of-year bonuses without recourse to the board. According to them, they never approved of any amount of such nature to be paid to any management member. A statement signed by the immediate past Board Chairman of the hospital, Prof. Anthony Mawuli Sallar, said the management had no right to pay such an amount to themselves. The three other members who also signed the statement were Mr Henry Atta Paidoo, Mr Kempes Ofosuware and Mrs Perpetua Kafui Annan. It explained further that the board assumed the leadership of the hospital at a time the institution was in turmoil and dire financial straits, hence could not approve such a colossal amount as bonuses for management members.
Peter Nuku Coffie and Victoria Amanoo Halm, 26, were charged with forgery of official documents, stealing and abetment of crime. Shortly afterwards, one of the phone numbers was used to divert the claims of three subscribers to the tune of GH¢ 3,600. She said on November 8, 2016, Victoria also presented another claim at the head office and was arrested in the process. Sergeant Konadu said during interrogation, Victoria mentioned Coffie as the one who sent her to process the claim. The prosecutor said during a search at his residence, claim forms,10 assorted mobile phones, a printer and other accessories were retrieved.
Regional News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comE/R: Juju scare grips teachersThe black magic at the entrance leading to the Staff Common Room. Some new teachers transferred to the Soda D/A Junior High School in the Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region are living in a state of terror. The previous teachers of SODA D/A J.H.S which is located in Maame-Krobo were suspended over alleged indiscipline. The 15 teachers were transferred after protesting against the appointment of a new headmaster for the School. The mass transfer of teachers in the School was met with strong opposition from the teachers, community and the Parents Teachers Association.
Politics of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GNACadres urge Ghanaians to support Akufo-Addo's governmentPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoThe Upper East Regional branch of the United Cadres Front (UCF) has appealed to Ghanaians to support the Government to enable it to implement policies and programmes to improve the lives of the people. By this gesture, he placed the interest of Corporate Ghana far and above his party’s interest,” the statement said. It, however, cautioned the Government not to rush to change SADA to the Northern Development Authority (NDA) as planned. “Cadres believe that a lot of work and resources went into that project and more importantly the CEO, Dr Charles Abugre, and his colleagues are in full possession of their faculties. The UCF urged the new administration to work towards the maintenance of the current peace and tranquillity the country is enjoying to attract more foreign investors.
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: zionfelix.netIt’s a shame for gospel musicians to fight over awards – Abena RuthyEach year, most musicians complain bitterly when nominees and winners for the annual Ghana music awards are announced. A group of artistes who surprise the public when they are heard expressing disgust about the awards are gospel musicians. Ghanaian gospel musician Abena Ruthy has joined many Ghanaians to bemoan actions by her fellow gospel artistes who express dissatisfaction about the decision by the board of the awards. The seven-track album, “Higher Praise” has songs like “Aseda”, “Going Higher”, “Mewhewonknoa” and many others. Watch Going Higher music video off the “Higher Praise” album by Abena Ruthy below:
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GNAUS President must be careful with utterances - Dr Antwi-DansoDr Vladimir Antwi-DansoA governance expert says America’s new President, Mr Donald John Trump’s occasional outbursts are dangerous since it could create chaos in some parts of the world. He, therefore, urged him (Mr Trump) to exercise a lot of circumspection now that he had been sworn in as president. Dr Antwi-Danso, who is also the Director of Academic Affairs at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, noted that Mr Trump had not been consistent with his foreign policies during the electioneering period. For instance, he said, Mr Trump abandoning the ‘’One China Policy,’’ which he has been calling for all this while, showed his unpredictability. Dr Antwi-Danso expressed optimism that the Washington governance institutions would school and shape him in order to conform to the values of America.
Sports World News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Goal.comManchester City 2-2 Tottenham: Alli & Son rescue Spurs after Lloris giftsTottenham recovered from going two goals down at Manchester City to grab a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Son Heung-min in a thriller at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first half but had to wait until four minutes after the break to open the scoring. Minutes later and another Lloris mistake handed City a second. However, Spurs responded just five minutes later, Dele Alli grabbing a goal back, heading home Kyle Walker’s great cross to halve the deficit. Spurs then grabbed an equaliser a minute after City thought they should have had a penalty for a push on Sterling, substitute Son firing low past Claudio Bravo.
The FDIs dropped from 1.45 billion dollars in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the 241.17 million dollars for the third quarter of the same year. Similarly, the total initial capital transfers for the newly registered projects amounted to US$18.08 in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the US$59.12 million recorded in the second quarter of 2016 and the US$15.82 million in the third quarter of 2015. Total registered products in the third quarter of 2016 also dropped from 51 in the second quarter of 2016 to 46 in the third quarter of the same year. This also represents a decrease compared to the third quarter of 2015 where total registered projects were 51. Registered Ghanaian projectsA total of 10 Ghanaian projects were registered during the 3rd quarter, 2016.
Business News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comGhana’s public debt reaches GHC120 billionGhana's debt has reached GHC120 billion as at November 2016. The Bank of Ghana's (BoG) Macroeconomic and Financial Data report revealed that the country’s debt stock has reached GHC120 billion as at November 2016. The new figures show that the public debt rose by GHC8 billion in just two months, that is from September to November 2016. The GHC120 billion public debts put the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio at 71.9 percent for November ending. External Debt accounted for about $66 billion of the debt, with local component accounting for $53 billion.
Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhana players pay shirt tribute to injured Chelsea star Baba RahmanAsamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew produce the shirt with touching gesture for BabaGhana players paid a tribute to their injured team-mate Baba Rahman by producing a t-shirt with the message 'Get well Baba' when they beat they beat Mali 1-0 at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. He left the Ghana camp on Friday to England to undergo treatment in London as he might require surgery over the knee problem. And when Asamoah Gyan scored in Saturday's game he rushed with his other team-mates to the bench where they produced the T-shirt with the message to Baba on it. The solitary goal was enough for Ghana to see off Mali 1-0 and book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Saturday. Mali, on the other hand, recorded a scoreless draw against Egypt on matchday one and had set their sights on another surprise result in Port-Gentil.
Feature Article of Sunday, 22 January 2017Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, KwameWhatever goes around comes aroundFile PhotoAs the popular American maxim goes: “Whatever goes around, comes around.” Simply put, the current onslaught of violence raging across the country did not explode out of a vacuum. Nana Akufo-Addo was then campaigning for president in the central part of the country, to wit, the Brong-Ahafo Region, if memory serves yours truly accurately. To-date, the now-former President John Dramani Mahama has yet to issue any personal public statement on the attack. The goons and thugs involved in the attack claimed to have been embarked on a “Health Walk” that had been deliberately routed to pass in front of the private Nima residence of Nana Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo would refuse to take receipt of the vehicle upon its alleged return to its owner.