General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Day 2 of Commission of Inquiry probing into Ayawaso West Wuogon violenceplay videoJean Mensa is currently giving her testimonyProbing continues as the three-member Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate events surrounding the Ayawaso clashes hold their second sitting. Justice Emile Short ahead of the probing noted that the commission won’t be restricted to only the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence although the evidence expected will be confined to it. All three Ministers concerned with state security appeared before the committee Thursday to give their testimonies and answer questions. Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah and Minister of State in charge of Security, Bryan Acheampong all addressed questions in their respective capacities. Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa is currently giving her testimony before members of the committee.
February 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comOsafo-Maafo fights Mahama for ‘selling Ghana’play videoYaw Osafo-Maafo, Senior MinisterSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has called out ex-President John Dramani Mahama for presenting the country in a bad light before foreign diplomats. He said the showing of videos of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election shootings to a section of the diplomatic community in Ghana, by the ex-president was un-nationalistic. On Wednesday, February 13, Mr. Mahama hosted the diplomatic community and showed about two videos to them. One of the videos was on the funeral of the late New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Agyarko. Six persons sustained gunshot wounds on January 31 at La-Bawaleshie park during the by-election, according to a report from the Ghana Police Service.
February 15, 2019 09:56 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: footballghana.comAsante Kotoko receive $150,000 cheque from Sports MinistryKumasi Asante KotokoAsante Kotoko has received a cheque of $150,000 from the Ministry of Youth of Sports following their participation in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup, according to reports. According to Sikka Sports, the Porcupine Warriors received the said amount as promised by the ministry on Thursday morning. The Ministry of Youth and Sports promised to help clubs that represent the country in interclub competitions in Africa financially to help sustain some of the burden they carry. Asante Kotoko have been impressive in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, having reached the group stages for the first time since 2008. The FA Cup holders will travel to Zambia to play Nkana FC in the next game before home fixtures against the Kitwe based club and Al Hilal.
February 15, 2019 09:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: mynewsgh.comYour ‘threesome’ sex request to NDC girls affected Mahama’s votes — Ambassador Osei toldAmbassador Daniel Osei and Former President John MahamaAmbassador Daniel Osei, former Ghana’s Consul to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under former President John Dramani Mahama has received a reply to his attacks from his own home region of Ashanti. The NDC man courted trouble for himself over his incessant attacks on the person of former President John Mahama, prompting the Deputy Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the Party, Kobby Onasis Rosely to give him a reply. The details of the response revealed that Ambassador Osei while following Mr Mahama’s campaign around within the Ashanti Region took advantage of the situation to propose his “threesome” fantasy to the NDC ladies, asking if they would oblige him. For you, being a Burger and former Parliamentary candidate was enough qualification to be a minister in the Ashanti Region. Deputy Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser.
February 15, 2019 09:33 UTC
Regional News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comChristian students clean up Kumasi Central Mosque on Valentines daySome students of Saint Annes Anglican International Primary and Junior High SchoolStudents Saint Annes Anglican International Primary and Junior High School became the center of attraction on Thursday, February 14, 2019 when they embarked on a clean-up exercise at the Kumasi Central Mosque. About 200 school children arrived at the Kumasi Central Mosque as early 8:00am to begin what they described as work of God. The school children swept through every corner of the decade old mosque till about 11:00am same day. "Today is valentines day, it is a day of love on the Christian calendar, as such we thought of celebrating it by showing love to our Muslim brothers" Mr Akwuah said in an interview. He further called for more of such initiatives to foster tolerance and unity between Muslims and Christians in the Ashanti Region.
February 15, 2019 09:00 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comProbity, accountability will bring NDC back to Power – Goosie TanohGoosie Tanoh, aspiring presidential candidate of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)Goosie Tanoh, a flagbearer hopeful of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he is confident that a return to the major values and tenets of the NDC will bring the opposition party back to power. Goosie Tanoh, the 63-year-old founder of the erstwhile National Reform Party, a splinter group from the NDC and a former special aide to former president Rawlings appealed to delegates to only vote for trustworthy persons who will resurrect the core values of the NDC to lead the party. Mr. Tanoh decried the situation in which the NDC executives of the Afajato South Constituency denied him and his team the opportunity to engage with delegates in that constituency saying “it is sad that people will not listen to all sides before making a choice”. He said even though he knows he will win the February 23 elections, he will continue to serve the NDC if he does not win. Touching on some of his ambitions for the country should he become president, Mr. Goosie said he’ll focus on agriculture, Education, Health and Affordable housing.
February 15, 2019 08:37 UTC
Lt. Jerry John RawlingsRawlings calls for Global Political AccountabilityFormer President J J Rawlings spoke at the World Summit of the Universal Peace FederationFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has called for a culture of global political accountability to stem the tide of impunity being exhibited by some states. Building the partnership goals, the former President noted, will be impossible if “we do not confront the challenges of the current global political climate and the dearth of international political morality”. The United States will have to find a better way of taking the cause of justice or democracy to needy areas. There was a time the United Nations was seen as the single most important arbiter between equals. Interestingly France, the United States, the United Kingdom and her allies seem oblivious to the horrendous situation in that country.
February 15, 2019 08:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: mynewsgh.comGbagbo Trial: ‘Stooge’ ICC Prosecutor being remote-controlled by embarrassed super-powers — RawlingsFormer President Flt Lt Jerry John RawlingsFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has descended on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following his latest decision to appeal the acquittal of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo. “Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo, a true patriot by every stretch was yanked out of his country and delivered to the ICC by France and its allies. Bizarrely, the ICC prosecutor who clearly is operating on the dictates of the embarrassed powers-that-be, decides to shamelessly appeal and once again curtail Gbagbo’s freedom. What allegations were leveled against Mr. Gbagbo? Mr. Gbagbo was captured in 2011 in a presidential palace bunker by UN and French-backed forces supporting his rival, Alassane Ouattara.
February 15, 2019 08:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comCivil Aviation Authority begins probe into alleged extortion at KIAReports suggested some staff of the airport were engaged in extortionThe Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has commenced an investigation into some reported extortion of money on passengers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The authority described the alleged acts as highly unprofessional, unethical and unacceptable. Driver laments ‘unfair charges’ by traffic wardens at Kotoka AirportIn another development, most first time drivers at the Kotoka International Airport, have at a point being confused as to where to park, stop or where not to stop. Below is the statementPRESS RELEASEEXTORTION OF MONEY FROM PASSENGERS AT KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTFor Immediate ReleaseThe attention of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been drawn to allegations of coercion and extortion by uniformed personnel working at the Kotoka International Airport. SIGNED: SIMON ALLOTEY DIRECTOR GENERAL GHANA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
February 15, 2019 08:15 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Mynewsgh.comMenzgold customers were not using their heads; they lacked ‘home sense’ - Maurice AmpawMaurice AmpawPrivate legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has revealed that customers of troubled gold dealership company, Menzgold failed to apply home sense which is why they have found themselves in their current state. “I pity the Menzgold customers because they refuse to apply home sense and they did not also know that what they were doing will affect they themselves”, he disclosed in the interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com. Mr. Maurice Ampaw is of the view that the conduct of the customers could have severe business links of NAM 1 as well result in persons who owed him to refuse to settle their indebtedness. According to copies of the documents in possession of MyNewsGh.com, lawyer Maurice Ampaw purchased 50 pounds of Gold worth GH¢ 100,000 three times totaling GH¢ 300,000 before the company run into crises. His cousin as well invested GH¢520,000 whiles his wife invested GH¢200,000, cumulatively making GH¢920,000 of total cash lodged with Menzgold.
February 15, 2019 08:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Mynewsgh.comMy constituents planning to kill me to pave way for a by-election - NDC MP criesMP for Upper West Akyem, Derek Ohene Bekoe AsifoThe Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akyem in the Eastern Region, Hon. Derek Ohene Bekoe Asifo has revealed that some persons in his constituency are planning to kill him in order to have a by-election take place for a replacement. I was there yesterday when someone came to me and while we were chatting, he asked when the Upper West Akyem by-election will come off. A frightened lawmaker observed that there are big names involved in this wicked plot who are interested in getting him off the scene to take over his seat through a by-election. What is the assurance you will even win the by-election if I am killed”, he asked.
February 15, 2019 07:41 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Mynewsgh.comPhotos of Nina Atalah, the ‘slay queen’ Asamoah Gyan abandoned his wife and kids forNina AtalahThe most popular Slay Queen in Ghana right now is Nina Atalah, christened the ‘premier home-breaker’ for being able to use her alleged ‘beauty and charms’ to lure away Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan from his equally beautiful wife and children. The said Nina Atalah was in June last year mistaken for Asamoah Gyan’s real wife Gifty Gyan at the grand opening of his new sports bar located in Osu, B.J Bar Accra. Also, the same Nina Atalah lady was mentioned as Asamoah Gyan’s wife when Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe fought his last bout in defense of his IBO World title in 2018. All this while Asamoah Gyan’s wife was home and grieving as Nina Atalah took her place. Nina Atalah was also spotted in town with the footballer when he came to Ghana last year for his summer vacation.
February 15, 2019 07:30 UTC
Business News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comRatings agency Fitch confident of Ghana hosting VW plantVW announced its readiness to start an automobile factory in Ghana last year. Ratings Agency Fitch says Ghana has the required infrastructure to welcome Germany manufacturing car company Volkswagen to fully operate in the sub-region. Per a report by the ratings Agency, Ghana is developing quickly and at a fast pace which only goes to show that VW will be better placed in the country. Fitch believes that Ghana, Rwanda and Ethiopia have the required infrastructure and consumer base, although small, to support VW’s planned operations in the region. It also noted that the Mobility Concepts target market would benefit from professional tourists, who travel for business purposes and are unlikely to utilize traditional public transport.
February 15, 2019 07:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Mynewsgh.comBaffuor Gyan blocked Asamoah Gyan from exchanging pleasantries with wife when they met for DNA testThe Gyans - Asamoah Gyan, Baffour Gyan and Gifty GyanVivid details are emerging on how Gifty Gyan’s three little children looked at their uncle (Baffuor) with cold indifference as he refused to look or even smile at them and also how Asamoah Gyan’s attempt to say hi to his wife was blocked by Baffuor Gyan. A close friend of Gifty Gyan who accompanied her to Medilab at Ridge in Accra also disclosed to MyNewsGh.com her observation of the humiliation Asamoah Gyan’s children subjected him to in public. After Asamoah Gyan was blocked from exchanging pleasantries with his wife, he turned to play with the kids who ignored him totally when he tried initiating a chat. He reportedly mentioned them by name severally but they ignored him, with the second child responding with the head. It is unclear how the mother handled the issue with her eldest child and his two siblings who are now confirmed to be children of Asamoah Gyan.
February 15, 2019 07:18 UTC
Business News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comGCAA probes extortion, coercion claims at KIAGCAA said it will continue to ensure that passengers are not harassedThe Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has set up a task force to investigate allegations of coercion and extortion by uniformed personnel working at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). According to the GCAA, such practices are “highly unprofessional, unethical and unacceptable.”The Authority in a statement has said it has requested the Ghana Airports Company (GACL) Ltd to put measures in place to curb such practices. The Authority has also advised the public not to give in to pleas, coercion or extortion of money by any personnel operating at the KIA and should report such conduct to the consumer complaints unit within the GCAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 233 (0) 302 773927 / 0261700687. GCAA said it will continue to ensure that passengers are not harassed and will sanction any person or group of persons found to engage in acts at the airports that tarnishes the image of the country.
February 15, 2019 07:07 UTC