Sports News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comPartey delighted with best player award after Mali winThomas ParteyGhana midfielder Thomas Partey has expressed his delight at being named Total Man of the Match in the win over the Malians in the Black Stars’ second game at the AFCON. The Atletico Madrid midfielder put in a virtuoso performance in the nail-biting win over their fellow West Africans. I just try to do my best for the team so I barely thought about that. I was pleasantly surprised when I was told by the CAF people that I was Man of the Match. I dedicate this award to all my colleagues and the entire technical team for the faith they continue to show in me.
Regional News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comE/R: Bats invade Clinics, CHPS threatening health deliveryOfficials sayHealth delivery at the Anyaboni Clinic in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region is gradually grinding to a halt due to an invasion of the facility by bats. The bats, according to Kasapa News’ Kojo Ansah, have almost taken over the entire Clinic, obstructing health delivery. A nurse at the facility, Madjitey Samuel told Kojo Ansah health services are halted at night due to obstruction by the animals. He said the Anyaboni clinic is very important to the farmers and fishermen in the area. He noted that the invasion of the bats is collapsing health delivery at the clinic.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comBNI not above the law - Interior Minister-designateplay videoAmbrose Dery, Minister-designate for the InteriorMinister-designate for the Interior Ambrose Dery has assured the public that under his leadership the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) will operate within the laws of the country. “BNI should not be above the law,” Mr Dery said in a response to a question by Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, in connection with the powers of the BNI, during the vetting session of the Appointments Committee on Saturday, January 21. “We must implement Article 17 [of the 1992 Constitution]; we are all equal before the law. I’ll collaborate with my senior Kan-Dapaah [Minister for National Security-designate] because that is an intelligence agency. The commitment to work within the law must be guaranteed.
Entertainment of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: SeanCityGH.comI will never change Onaapo lyrics for NPP - Dee AjaDee AjaDee Aja of Onaapo fame has stated categorically that he is not going to change the lyrics of his controversial political song used by the NDC for NPP. According to Dee Aja in an interview with B Ice on Agyenkwa Extra over the weekend, the song has now been a national song and there is no need to change the lyrics for the ruling government. "Now Onaapo is a national song played everywhere in Ghana. Even though the song was for the NDC, it's now clear that Onaapo is for Ghanaians so there's no way I will change the lyrics for the NPP." It was and still is the most played song during gatherings of the then opponents, NPP, as their music for celebrations.
Business News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: thebftonline.comIMF team set for Feb visit - Ken Ofori-AttaKenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister designateFinance Minister-designate, Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta has hinted that a team from the International Monetary Fund is expected to visit the country in the first week of next month to begin discussions on the possible review of the ongoing programme with Ghana. The government of ghana according to data available has not been able to keep a 5.2percent fiscal deficit target as set by the fund. The first visit is in February, we will be firm on what has to be done on fiscal stability.” Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta told a parliamentary committee vetting his appointment as finance minister. The three-year programme, signed by the previous government in April 2015, imposes strict targets for revenue collection and spending. It aims to reduce inflation, the public debt and the budget deficit and restore rapid growth to Ghana's economy.
Business News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: thebftonline.com‘One Village, One Dam’ is feasible - LecturerFile photoA doctor in Geography and Resource Development at the University of Ghana, Legon has said, government’s proposed ‘One Village, One Dam’ project is feasible within two years as most of the villages in the three northern regions already have dry banks suitable for irrigational dams. This he said has helped in solving the numerous challenges facing farmers in the country’s crop value chain adding that having access to basic information could help farmers increase their revenues. He advocated the promotion of the use of mobile telephony to reach out to smallholder farmers. “Studies conducted on Esoko show that access to this data has helped smallholder farmers to increase their income levels,” he said. “We are taking advantage of mobile money service technology to reach out to smallholder farmers in order to provide assistance for them.
General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017Source: GhanaWeb.comChurch of Pentecost involved in an accidentFile photoA Yutong bus carrying 50 members of the Church of Pentecost, Mount Zion Assembly, travelling from Kumasi to Accra after a funeral was involved in an accident yesterday evening between the hours of 8-9pm near a town called Awutu Breku after bursting a tyre. According to one of the survivors on board, the bus caught fire immediately after one of its back tyres got burst. Luckily, no one on board the vehicle got injured. By the timely intervention of the people nearby they managed to quench the fire before personnel from the Ghana fire service arrived at the scene.
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.