General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comMeasures in place to protect lives of Ghanaians in SA - Ministerplay videoForeign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor BotchwayForeign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has assured parliament that government will do all possible to protect the lives and property of Ghanaians in South Africa are protected. According to her, Ghanaians in South Africa are living in fear over the xenophobic attacks. The Minister noted that although no Ghanaian has been affected in the recent attacks, her outfit has adopted measures to ensure the safety of Ghanaians living in South Africa. ·The mission has also written a note verbale to the department of international relations and corporation requesting their continued protection of Ghanaian nationals and all non-South African nationals as well as their businesses. The number is exclusively for any information relating to the xenophobic attacks and so far we have had a few calls.
Regional News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghVolta Region now centre of attraction — Dr LetsaVolta Regional minister Dr Yao LetsaVolta Regional Minister Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, has observed that the Region is gradually becoming the centre of attraction in the country. He said the company would feed the Komenda Sugar Factory with sugarcane from its farms until it completes its sugar processing factory in the Volta Region. Dr Letsa said other investors were also exploring opportunities in commercial cassava and vegetable farming and food processing to open the local economy. Dr Letsa said the region was about to experience a “real golden age of business” and urged people in the region to take advantage of the opportunities. Dr Letsa hinted of plans to develop tourism potential of the region and to construct a sports stadium in Ho.
Sports News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: footballghana.comYaw Preko receives vote of confidence from club ChairmanYaw PrekoGhanaian coach Yaw Preko has received the dreaded vote of confidence from his struggling Nigerian side FC IfeanyiUbah. In modern football, such statements normally precede the dismissal of a coach as Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri found out this week. IfeanyiUbah's failure to progress beyond the preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup and a poor start to the Nigeria Professional Football League has them languishing in 19th place. However, the management of the FC IfeanyiUbah has given the former Ghana international a public backing to turn things around at the club and are not thinking of bringing in a new coach. “We remain focused on the task and targets we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season,” chairman of the club, Chukwumah Ubah told the club’s official website.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMuntaka rallies support for boycott of South African goodsplay videoMP for Asawase Constituency, Mohammed Mubarak MuntakaAsawase Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has urged African countries to boycott South African products in retaliation for the recent xenophobic attacks in that country. Immigrants have been victims of discrimination and even violence in South Africa after democratisation in 1994. The dream of some African citizens to eke out a living in the new country was short-lived after incidences of xenophobia increased. At least 67 foreigners were reportedly killed between 2000 and 2007 in what was described by international media as xenophobic attacks. They should treat me with respect,” an angry South African told the BBC.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comStop violent takeovers - Minister advises NPP youthNorthern Regional Minister, Salifu SaeedThe Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has ordered New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the region to stop the violent takeover of government properties in the region. The Minister said he had been briefed by the police on the happenings in the region, especially the incident at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. “The keys of the Tamale Teaching Hospital have been given to the authorities of the facility,” he said. SecurityThe Northern Regional Minister disclosed that security agents were monitoring activities on the ground and would make recommendations to the relevant stakeholders for the necessary action to be taken. The Northern Regional Minister made this known when he paid a courtesy call on some chiefs, Northern Regional Chief Imam and the Christian Council in the region.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comNDC splits over Ayariga ‘bribe’Bawku Central MP, Mahama AyarigaThere is seeming tension within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the bribe allegation by the party’s Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mahama Ayariga, recently. The NDC is said to be contemplating the ousting of Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka as the minority whip. He should give up the Minority Chief Whip position for another person who can best work to prosecute the agenda of the minority in Parliament. The committee is specifically looking into the allegation against Mr. Osei-Owusu, whom Mahama Ayariga had cited as the conduit for bribing the MPs; and Alhaji Muntaka, whom Mahama Ayariga claimed had brought the money. Another NDC kingpin, Allotey Jacobs, Central Regional chairman of the party, has also ruled out Boakye Agyarko giving out bribe to the vetting committee members.
Business News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: citifmonline.comOMCs demand ease of registering businessesOMCs demand ease of registering businessesSome Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are advocating for all processes in registering their businesses to be streamlined. Though the Managing Director of Petroleum Limited, Emmanuel Pobee admits of some initial constraints in meeting this objective, he explains the move should eventually ease the access to permits. Mr. Pobee made the remarks at the sidelines of the launch of the LPG and service station for Radiance Petroleum Limited at Gbawe in Accra. For instance, the latest ease of doing business report by the World Bank has shown that Ghana ranked 108th out of 190 countries surveyed. But the NPP government has since assured of its readiness to reduce the heavy bureaucracies associated with the registering of businesses in Ghana.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comAMA/NADMO issue early flood response alertAMA releases list of flood prone areas and safe havensThe Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A.) and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) have issued directives they hope should minimize the intensity of floods and also for rapid and effective flood response ahead of the rains. A statement issued by the AMA Friday, said the directives have been issued in anticipation of the rainy season, usually attended by flooding around the metropolis. has identified all the flood prone areas in the metropolis and alerted all communities in those areas. Below is a table of the identified flood prone areas and safe zones.
to any man who wants you to get pregnant before marriageWomen have been adviced against pregnancy before marriageIt’s not just an insult for a man to tell a woman to get pregnant for him before he marries her but also disrespect to the lady and her family, a sin to God. If you want to enjoy the blessings of marriage then you have to enter through the gate the Creator wants, which is holiness. If he is asking for pregnancy before marriage then there is a possibility he doesn’t love you, he is selfish and only wants to use you as an incubator. What he needs is a child, and proof of that will push him into marriage with you. You only get families from a marriage and not from becoming pregnant for a man.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comMahama visits Johannesburg UniversityFormer President John Mahama was at the University of Johannesburg as part of his tour of SA. Former president John Mahama has visited the University of Johannesburg as part of his visit of South Africa. In an interaction with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, the Deputy VC, Heads of Faculty and other academics at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, Mahama stressed the need for exemplary leadership on the continent. Mahama read excerpts from his book, My First Coup D’etat, to reflect today’s world view and where Africa should be in the next two decades. He also took questions from the participants.
Sports World News of Friday, 24 February 2017Source: classfmonline.comEl-Hadary must go to Russia 2018 - Egypt coachThe legendary El-HadaryVeteran shot-stopper Essam El-Hadary must go to the 2018 World Cup if Egypt qualify, according to the team’s goalkeeper coach Ahmed Nagy. El-Hadary made history last month when he became the oldest player to feature in an Africa Cup of Nations tournament, playing a key role for Egypt as they reached the final. The 44-year-old is surely in the twilight of his professional career, but Nagy insists he should have the chance to play at a World Cup before he retires. “I have spoken with a friend of mine and I confirmed that we [Egypt coaching staff] will call El-Hadary for the World Cup, if he was still alive. El-Hadary is Africa’s greatest goalkeeper, his records and achievements speak for themselves.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: citifmonline.comNana Addo didn’t err in creating new ministries – Afenyo-MarkinMP for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-MarkinNew Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has rubbished claims that President Nana Addo breached the law in the creation and realignment of some ministries. According to Afenyo-Markin, Nana Addo’s appointment of Ministers for new portfolios does not necessarily mean the creation of new Ministries. It does not necessarily mean that a Ministry for planning has been created. “They are Ministers of State with certain responsibilities. And when you say a senior minister is it not a Minister of state?
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: citifmonline.comPower situation will be normal from today – Boakye AgyarkoEnergy Minister, Boakye Kyeremateng AgyarkoEnergy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, says the unstable power situation in the country should return to some level of normalcy from today [Saturday], February 25, 2017. He said although the remedial works was to end on Monday, it had to be extended because some works were still outstanding. The release assured Ghanaians that, the development would not result in unplanned power cuts popularly known as ‘dumsor’. But reports gathered by Citi News indicates that several areas, especially in Accra, have in the last few weeks suffered power cuts. The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko in an interview on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, said “we have gone through from 1st February till now with very minimal disruption.
Feature Article of Saturday, 25 February 2017Columnist: Joe Effah-NkyiUtilizing heritage fund – best optionfile photoThe present government’s desire to take strategic decision to fix the country’s traumatized economy immediately after assuming the reigns of governance was as a result of persistent public outcry that greeted the NPP before and after the electioneering process. But Azim Premji, a leading Indian Professor and an Entrepreneur once averred that “If people does not laugh at your vision, it means your vision is too small”. Brian Tracy, a world acknowledged leadership guru went on by postulating that “All successful people men and women are big dreamers. The visions and aspirations such leaders brought on-board upon assuming the reins of governance were unconditionally bought into by the citizens. Ultimately, as Ghanaians, we should be very proud of such God appointed leader who is so determined to ensure that the present generation and even those yet unborn have better and predictable inheritance, therefore, utilizing the Heritage fund is the best option under the present circumstances.
General News of Saturday, 25 February 2017Source: ghonetv.comAkufo-Addo has betrayed the jobless youth – MinorityHaruna Iddrisu, Minority LeaderThe ruling NPP government will further deepen the anxiety and desperation of unemployed youth following the massive layoffs under the Akufo-Addo-led administration, the largest opposition NDC has said. The then opposition NPP promised to have job creation as the Party’s “single biggest” focus should it win the December polls. This vague policy platform with regards to job creation must be a source of worry for the teeming unemployed youth of Ghana,” he said. According to him, the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government have managed to render thousands of Ghanaian youth , lawfully employed under the NDC government jobless, a situation that points to a betrayal of the many unemployed youth who voted for the NPP on the basis of the promises to give them jobs. 525 National Security personnel have also been shown the exit and asked to go home by this government, the minority recounted at its press conference Wednesday.