General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comDismissal of CID boss: Akufo-Addo is not on top of issues - Alhaji Batureplay videoAlhaji Bature Iddrissu, Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj NewspaperAlhaji Bature Iddrissu, Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj Newspaper has expressed doubts about whether or not President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is indeed in charge over issues pertaining to the country. “Under the NDC, he was tagged as an NPP person and even worked for you. Why will you sack him and go to plant his story in the media to disgrace him”, he quizzed on Adom TV. You know this man very well, under the NDC he was tagged NPP. “For me the current happenings tarnish the image of Akufo-Addo’s regime and not the party”, he claimed.
October 17, 2017 10:35 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comStanbic staff jailed 10 years for stealing GHC 297,000Rahman's shady deals were uncovered by officials of the bank leading to his arrestA Wa Circuit presided over by Baah Agyepong Forson, has convicted a 30-year old former staff of Stanbic Bank, Wa Branch to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing GH ¢297, 000 through electronic transactions. According to the facts of the case as presented to the court, Rahman Ahmed between August 31 and September 2, 2016 at the Wa Branch of the Bank where he was an employee as a cashier stole the money in electronic mobile money form. His shady deals were later uncovered by officials of the bank who lodged a complaint with the police leading to his arrest and subsequently charged for stealing before the court. It was gathered that he invested the stolen money in a kraal at Poyentanga,a community sixteen Kilometres away from the Wa township and used the rest on lavish lifestyle. Prior to his conviction, counsel for the accused Clement Eledi pleaded for mitigation sentence but the trial judge will not take any of that.
October 17, 2017 10:18 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: adomonline.comKen Agyapong to go on naked demonstrationMember of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy AgyapongMember of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central region is set to embark on a naked demonstration if roads in his constituency are not fixed. According to him, the deplorable state of roads leading to farming communities in the constituency is affecting the socio-economic conditions of the people. He said if the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta does not heed to his concerns by fixing their roads, he will have no choice than to embark on naked demonstration to drum home his demands. I have stated it before that if they fail to work on the road in the constituency, I will stage a naked demonstration” he said on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday. According to Ken Agyapong, he has met with the Roads Minister over the deplorable sate of the Fosu to Twifo Praso roads.
October 17, 2017 10:18 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: The FinderU-17 World Cup: 45 supporters from Ghana to arrive in India today45 supporters from Ghana are set to arrive in India todayForty-five (45) supporters from the Coalition of Ghana Supporters Union will arrive in Mumbai later today (Tuesday), to cheer the Black Starlets on in their round of 16 fixture against West Africa neighbours Niger. The arrival of the supporters to India is been funded by corporate bodies and benevolent individuals. As earlier reported by Finder Sports, the government of Ghana is facilitating the airlifting of 300 supporters to India to support the Black Starlets, and this will be the first batch of the 300. Hotels around Mumbai at a cost $37 per night have been booked for the 45 supporters who will be arriving today in Mumbai, India. The next batch of supporters will arrive later if Ghana is able to progress to the quarter-finals which will be played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.
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General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comKwabena Community Day SHS without electricity since 2016 - HeadmistressFile photo: Kwabenya Community SHSThe Kwabenya Community Day Senior High School has been without electricity since 2016, when it was commissioned by the previous John Mahama government. This is as a result of a GH¢ 41,000 debt reportedly left behind by the contractors who put up the school. Since the school was handed over to us, he hasn’t paid any bill as yet so it got to a time, the high cost of the electricity bill prompted the Electricity Company of Ghana to come and disconnect us. The Kwabenya Community Day SHS is among about 50 schools that were commissioned under the previous government’s special program to build 200 new community day Senior High Schools. The previous government could not complete construction of all the promised 200 schools before it left office in January 2017.
October 17, 2017 09:56 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comSacked CID boss was sponsoring landguards - Kennedy Agyapong allegesplay videoKennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin CentralFormer Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) COP Bright Oduro was indeed neck deep in landguards activities according to Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong. He was sponsoring the activities of these landgaurds. Go to the East Legon police station and pick the land cases and see for yourself. “Bright Oduro should go to the police station and throw his weight about again. Who are you a Malian to meddle in land issues in the country when you are not a citizen.
October 17, 2017 09:33 UTC
Regional News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comKwadaso Agric students pack out of school over ‘allawa’A week ago the students took to the streets to register their displeasureStudents of the Kwadaso Agric Training College have packed out of the school over government’s failure to restore their allowances after restoring that of Nurses. A week ago, the students took to the streets to register their displeasure over government’s inability to restore their trainee allowances after it launched the restoration of the monthly allowances for trainee nurses in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo region. In 2013, the government of former president John Mahama scrapped the payment of allowances to students of colleges of education including the Kwadaso Agric Training College — a decision that was met with grave disapproval. But the cancellation of the allowances became a key element of the Akufo-Addo campaign, promising to restore them when given the nod. President of the Agric Students Association, Chimbu Sampson told Morning Starr host, Francis Abban on Tuesday, October 17, that they have not been treated fairly by the Akufo-Addo government.
October 17, 2017 09:22 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comFree SHS: Continuing students refuse to pay fees - ReportFile photoSome continuing students in some Senior High Schools who feel left out of the Free SHS policy have resorted to defaulting in paying their fees. This according to some heads, is making the running of schools difficult. Under the Free SHS policy, the government is footing all the bills of form one students which includes serving day students one hot meal a day. The policy, however leaves out continuing students. This issue and other teething challenges of the program, came up during Parliament’s Education Committee’s visit to some Senior High Schools in Accra.
October 17, 2017 09:22 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghPNC dismisses dormancy claimsDr Edward Mahama, Leader of the PNCThe leadership of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has dismissed assertions that the party is dormant. The leadership was reacting to the assertion by the National Chairman of the party, Mr Bernard Mornah, that the party had become ‘dormant’ and was ‘headless’. Positive effortAccording to Mr Wilson, the national chairman’s utterances clearly seeks to mislead the public and misinform the rank and file of the PNC. “The PNC national chairman has decided to mislead the public on the true state of the PNC, and it’s important that this hypocrisy is exposed,” Mr Wilson averred. However, in the 2016 election, Mr Azong lost the seat on the ticket of the PNC and the party has no more representation in Parliament.
October 17, 2017 08:48 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comKennedy Agyapong to embark on naked demonstrationplay videoKennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin CentralNew Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Agyapong has threatened to stage a one man naked demonstration if the current government fails to expedite action on the deplorable state of roads in his constituency. “I have stated it before that if they fail to work on the road in the constituency, I will stage a naked demonstration. The Assin Fosu road must be tarred especially between Fosu to Juaso”, he revealed on Adom TV on Tuesday. If I were NDC I will close down his station as the Chairman of Communication Committee in parliament. “Roads and water is what the legacy I will leave for my constituents.
October 17, 2017 08:48 UTC
Regional News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comSchool children waving at Presidents in the sun no big deal – GESPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and President Alassane Ouattara waving to the peopleThe Public relations officer of the Ghana Education Service Rev. There is no policy against children waving at visiting Presidents when they are in town. I honestly do not see anything wrong with the school children lined up to wave at a visiting President, I don’t think it is a big deal,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday. “I don’t think there is anything wrong with the school children welcoming Presidents and dignitaries. We should look at different ways of getting children get in contact with visiting Presidents.
October 17, 2017 08:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: classfmonline.comDiplomats urged to press Ghana on RTI BillProfessor Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of ParliamentThe Right to Information Coalition (RTI Coalition) Ghana has urged diplomats at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UN-UPR) Pre-session in Geneva, Switzerland, to make recommendations to Ghana to pass the RTI Bill when Ghana appears before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next month for the 3rd review of its human rights record. Members of the Coalition who were present in Geneva used the opportunity to engage individual missions and presented them with factsheets of the current right to information regime in Ghana and why the Government of Ghana needs to hasten the passage of the RTI Bill. The one on one engagement was to ensure that these missions make specific recommendations for Ghana to pass the RTI Bill currently before Cabinet, into law. “The advocacy for the passage of the RTI Bill has been on-going for over a decade; all efforts to get government, both past and present, to pass the legislation have not yielded the required result. The Bill was thoroughly reviewed and amended by the previous Parliament (6th Parliament), but the 6th Parliament could not pass the Bill into law until it lapsed in 2017 following the 2016 elections.
October 17, 2017 08:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comAbena Korkor apologises for 'pay for sex' allegationsNana Abena Korkor AddoAbena Korkor Addo, a teaching assistant at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has rendered an unqualified apology for making some startling allegations against some key personalities. According to her, she suffered a relapse leading to her alleging that some key persons in society have paid to have sex with her. Over the weekend, Abena Korkor Addo grabbed the headlines with series of allegations that some notable personalities pay her between ?2000 and ?3000 for sex. Using her social media handles, Abena Korkor Addo now says there is no truth to her allegations. Thanks for the support and prayers.”In 2015, Abena Korkor Addo, who was an SRC Presidential aspirant of the school, took social media by storm when series of her nude images and videos surfaced online.
October 17, 2017 07:30 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 October 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgOuattarra arrives in Ghana for two-day visitplay videoAlassane Ouattara, Ivorian PresidentIvorian President Alassane Ouattara arrived in Accra on Monday heading a delegation of ten ministers of that country to begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. Mr Ouatarra and his accompanying delegation were met at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Both leaders will address the media on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The visit, a reciprocal one, following President Akufo-Addo’s visit to Cote d’Ivoire at the beginning of his tour of ECOWAS countries, is expected to shore-up the cordial relations between both countries, as well as enable both nations explore other areas of cooperation for the mutual benefit of their people. President Akufo-Addo would host President Ouattara to a State Dinner in his honour at the Accra International Conference Centre later in the evening.
October 16, 2017 18:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana needs a policy shift in educational system - Google Directorplay videoEstelle Akofio-Sowah is Country Director for Google GhanaCountry Director for Google Ghana, Estelle Akofio-Sowah, has admonished government to work towards guaranteeing that every Senior High School leaver has computer coding skills and ability as part of measures to secure the country’s technological prospects. Speaking at the 3rd edition of the Africa ICT Expo 2017, Ms. Akofio-Sowah emphasized the importance of shifting from the current system where students are thought only the basics of ICT whereas the focus should be directed at training developers who will be equipped with coding and innovative skills. “From the policy angle, one of the areas I’ve been thinking a lot about is education. The opening ceremony of the 2-day event saw hundreds of young and vibrant entrepreneurs and exhibitors in the technological field participate. There were also varied innovative devices created and developed by young Ghanaian entrepreneurs on display.
October 16, 2017 17:37 UTC