Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: adomonline.comI have no beef with Hammer – Kwaw KesseKwaw Kese, Hiplife ArtistControversial Ghanaian Hip-Hop rapper, Emmanuel Botwe, known by his stage name Kwaw Kesse has rubbished reports circulating on social media that he has a feud with the founder and CEO of The Last Two Music Group, Hammer born as Edward Nana Poku Osei. In an interview with KMJ on ‘Daybreak Hitz’ on Hitz FM, Kwaw Kesse claimed even if Hammer had faulted him, he will apologize on his behalf; indicating Hammer is more than a ‘Godfather’ to him. “Hammer is always the man. I have no beef with hammer. Hip-life as a popular genre, Kwaw Kesse claimed has been a blessing to him since its puts food on his table hence he encourages everyone to celebrate it.
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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: adomonline.comI am against this ‘outmoded’ tow levy – Ken AgyapongMember of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy AgyapongAssin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has kicked against the yet-to-be implemented road towing levy. “Seriously, I hate this towing levy that government wants to impose on innocent citizens. Following protests by the citizenry, the Government put on hold the implementation of the law that mandates vehicle owners to pay an annual mandatory towing levy. Some have questioned the basis for which the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) awarded the contract to the Road Safety Management Limited (RSML), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group owned by Businessman, Joseph Siaw Agyapong. Speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday, Ken Ohene Agyapong believes the existing road safety laws, if enforced, would lead to much safer roads for all than simply imposing a mandatory levy on all vehicle owners.
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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: peacefmonline.comKwesi Pratt explains how Capital Bank took him to courtKwesi Pratt Jnr., Managing Editor of the Insight newspaperThe Bank of Ghana announced the revocation of the licenses of UT Bank and Capital Bank, following the inability of the two banks to turn around their negative capital adequacy position which has lingered on for some time now. Speaking to the issue on Tuesday's edition of Peace FM morning show, 'Kokrokoo', the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr narrated how the controversies surrounding Capital Bank started three years ago and how they took him to court after his newspaper published what was happening in the Bank. Meanwhile, he has commended the Bank of Ghana for their action and urged them to indicate the implication of the takeover on the employees and customers. Click the audio below to listen to him.
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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comGovernment lands will be protected from encroachers – AmewuJohn Peter Amewu, Lands and Natural Resources MinisterIndividuals and developers who have illegally acquired Government vested lands across the country will soon lose these lands and face the law. This is according to Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu. Reports of encroachment on these lands have led to violence in parts of Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region and other parts of the country. “Today a client comes to my office, tomorrow another person comes, following day a different person comes. We don’t want to see haphazard developments across and that is why vested lands are to be managed by government on behalf you the land owners who gains the benefits as revenue.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comKotoko coach wary of Nea Salamina threatSteve Pollack says there is an extra motivation for teams who play against KotokoHead coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Steve Pollack, says Wednesday’s MTN FA Cup quarter clash against NEA Salamina will be a very difficult encounter regardless of the quality they possess. According to the highly experienced trainer, there is an extra motivation for teams who play against Kotoko but his players are poised to overcome their opponents. “Every game is very important especially when you are playing for Kotoko because everybody that plays against Kotoko is like a cup final for them. So we have to be ready for the game because it not going to be an easy game and that’s for sure,” Polack told Kotoko’s Communication’s team. The game is expected to kick off at 15:30pm on Wednesday.
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Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comGetty of ‘Getty & Friends’ fame now pastorGetty says she is no more into mainstream music ministry. For those who have been asking the whereabouts of gospel artiste Gertrude Oduro of Getty & Friends fame, she is in United States of America. She said she is no more into mainstream music ministry. Getty & Friends released their first album in 1998 and have since 2010 not released any song again. Listen to ‘Me Nim Nea Menya’ by Getty & Friends in the link below:
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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: classfmonline.comIGP dispatches team to probe 4 galamsey deathsMr. David Asante-Appeatu , IGPThe Ghana Police Service has revealed a specialist team of homicide detectives and crime scene management from the CID Headquarters have been dispatched to Eastern Region to support local police to conduct an investigation into the deaths of four individuals. The four persons died at Akukuaso, near Kwabeng, on the night of Saturday, 12th August 2017. ASP Eklu indicated that their bodies were later found by police with the assistance of the community, in a pit filled with water by the roadside, which is about five meters away from the point where they abandoned the pay loader. Residents earlier blamed the anti-galamsey task force known as Operation Vanguard, but the PRO of the Vanguards explained that the joint military and police team has not been to the area. Anyone with relevant information can report to the Kwabeng Police Station or to their nearest police station or call police on 18555 (MTN and Vodafone), 0302773906, 0302787373 or 191 (all networks).
General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: adomonline.comWe are not scared of exams – GNAT replies MinisterMr. Acheampong said the license comes with a lot of benefitsThe Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) says it is ready to partake in the special examination before being granted the license to teach. The National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the license to teach. The workshop which was attended by 297 subject teachers in the Primary, Junior and Senior High Schools was organised by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) with support from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). “We are not scared to write exams to get our license, after all, we are the same people who set questions for students and so why should we be afraid to write exams. Mr Ofori Acheampong was speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Tuesday.
Sports News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comKevin-Prince Boateng wins Carranza Trophy with Las Palmasplay videoKevin-Prince Boateng in action for Las PalmasGhana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng returned from injury to power UD Las Palmas to victory over Malaga in the Carranza Trophy. Boateng, who missed chunk of Las Palmas' pre-season friendly games with an injury, returned in their last preparatory game before their Friday's clash with Valencia in the Spanish LaLiga opener. The 30-year-old opened the scoring for the Canaria-based outfit through penalty in the 39th minute after Dani Castellano was brought down by Malaga defender Miguel Cifuentes. Spanish attacker Pedro Bigas came off the bench to head home Pedro Tana's lofty corner kick to hand Manolo Marquez's side the trophy in their maiden appearance. The former AC Milan ace will hope to better his last season's 10 goal tally when they kick off their campaign at the Estadio Mestalla on Friday.
Sports News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comMichael Essien loving life in IndonesiaMichael EssienGhana midfielder Michael Essien says he is living the Indonesian dream after signing a bumper deal with German Sportswear giants Adidas. The Persib Bandung midfielder looks relaxed with T-shirts and hats bearing a famous social media. "I'm comfortable in Bandung, I do not think I can live in Jakarta, it's incredible," Essien jokingly told JPC. Not only that, the player also revealed that he did not do much activity outside football during in Indonesia. "My activities are just sleeping outside of soccer, playing, exercising, sleeping, so over and over, my favourite thing and my hobby is sleep," he concluded.
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General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comCash illegally withdrawn from fisheries fund – Group allegesElizabeth Afoley Quaye, minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentFisheries Alliance, a network of over 60 Civil Society Groups, individual researchers and security agencies is raising red flags over the withdrawal of monies from the Fisheries Development Fund at the Fisheries Commission headquarters in Accra. This stipulates that two of these persons must sign before monies are taken out of the account by cheque. However, Co-convener of Fisheries Alliance, Richster Nii Amarfio in a Citi News interview alleged that “for a long time there has not been a commission. The Alliance is therefore concerned about how monies are taken from the fund because the required signatories to the fund do not exist but monies from the fund are been disbursed”. It is supposed to be a technical wing of the ministry.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGeorge Afriyie told to resign as Ghana FA veepThere has been a fierce conflict between the two topmost Ghana FA officialsCentral Regional Football Association Chairman M.N.S Doe has told George Afriyie to vacate his position as vice president of the Ghana FA following a purported feud with Kwesi Nyantakyi, likening the situation to Kenya's political history. Widespread media reports indicate that, there has been a fierce conflict between the two topmost Ghana FA officials, with the vice president George Afriyie allegedly describing his head of being "wicked, selfish and greedy." But the vocal Western regional football association, M.N.S Doe has called for Afriyie to let down his job as the veep of the Ghana FA, and compared the situation to Jaramogi Odinga and Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya's political history. "I don't think George Afriyie should occupy that (veep) position again after that text message. He must do the honourable thing by resigning," the outspoken MNS Doe told Happy FM’s Anopa Bosuo Sports.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: sportsobama.comI can still play active football - Joe LouisJoe Louis played for Kotoko alongside Godwin Ablordey and Charles TaylorEx-Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak star Joe Louis has hit out at the local press for their constant criticisms of experienced players which scare them away. Louis, who featured for both of Ghana’s top two clubs, slammed the media for branding experienced as ‘old horses’. “I still have some few years ahead of me to play active football but the media will do everything possible to condemn me and put in the minds of the public that I am old and have nothing better to offer,”“I am very strong and active to play competitive soccer but the media always condemn experience players and label them as too old to play,” he added. ALSO READ: WA All Stars Miss Out On $20,000 Prize Money At WAFU Tourney In Europe is not like that the as old players are the crowd puller who rather bring the fans to the stadium,” he concluded. Joe Louis played alongside current Asante Kotoko assistant coach Godwin Ablordey and played against the likes of Bernard Don Bortey and Charles Taylor around 2002.
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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comHunter shoots farmer dead at Warabeba communityThe body of the deceased has been deposited at the Central regional hospital for autopsyA thirty- two-year-old farmer has been shot dead at Warabeba , a suburb of Ayensudo in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipality of the Central region. The father of two, Atta Panin, was allegedly shot dead by his friend Kofi Benya, who is a hunter when the farmer went to his house to demand a gun he had given him hunting for hunting expeditions. The accused is said to have entered his room to grab another gun which he used to shoot the farmer and afterward run away. The farmer was subsequently rushed to the Central regional hospital by some residents who heard the gunshot. The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Central regional hospital for autopsy.
August 15, 2017 11:48 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International reduces interest rate in response to current trendKwame Owusu-Boateng says steady interest rate decline augurs well for the governmentThe CEO of Opportunity International Savings and Loans (Opportunity International), Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng, has expressed that the steady interest rate decline especially the Treasury Bill rates in recent months with a corresponding reduction in lending rates, augurs well for government’s quest to deepen financial inclusion in the country. “We see banks interest and lending rates coming down which are good indications because businesses and individuals can now borrow at a cheaper cost. According to the Central Bank’s latest monthly Annual Percentage Rates (APR) and Average Interest (AI) report, the average interest banks charge on loans and advances has seen a three-time consecutive drop. In response to this trend, Opportunity International, being a customer centric institution has reduced its interest on all SME loans by 6% per annum to reflect the current trend of the falling interest rate. Mr. Owusu-Boateng further stated that “with good rates Opportunity will be able to reach out to more people with same resources.
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