General News of Monday, 27 March 2017Source: GNATema Traditional Council will not work with non-native MCE81698566The Tema Traditional Council (TTC) has threatened not to work with any non-indigene appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the position of the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive officer. The TTC at a press conference on Sunday said if their plea for the nomination of an indigen to the position was not heeded to, they would fight to express their discontent. According to them, from Accra to Ada, it was only Tema that was facing challenges of having an indigen being appointed to the position. "If this is the price to pay for sacrificing our ancestral home for the building of another gateway to Ghana, then we cannot bear it", he emphasized. He expressed the Council's displeasure at some verbal attacks on the people and chiefs of Tema by some members of the NPP Tema East branch during a recently held press conference in relation to the appointment of an MCE.
General News of Monday, 27 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comGovernment to reconstruct major drains in Accra to avert floodingFile photoGovernment is looking to reconstruct some major drains in the capital, Accra to avert severe effects of flooding. It is also hopeful that Ghanaians will adhere to proper sanitation practices and avoid dumping waste into the drains to enable it contain rushing water. This was revealed by the Greater Accra Regional minister, Ishmael Ashitey on Friday after touring sites of major drains earmarked to be dredged this year. According to the minister, the project was in a bid to reduce the incidents of flooding due to choked drains. The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mohammed Adjei Sowah noted that the dredging exercise will be a temporary solution to the flooding problem saying that the ultimate solution will be to construct proper drains throughout the city to prevent silt from blocking parts of major drains.
Sports World News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Goal.comAll-time great Buffon too old for MLS move - PirloAndrea PirloThe Juventus keeper made his 1000th professional appearance on Friday and has been lauded by his former team-mate. Andrea Pirlo believes Gianluigi Buffon is the best goalkeeper of all-time, but thinks the Juventus icon is now too old to move to another club. New York City midfielder Pirlo hailed Buffon after the shot-stopper reached 1000 professional appearances by playing for Italy against Albania on Friday. Asked for his view on the best keeper in history, Pirlo told Corriere dello Sport: "For me, it is Buffon. And Pirlo does not think clubs will go far wrong if they build themselves up with an Italian core.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comDelta force attack: Ghana becoming lawless society – Casely-HayfordSydney Casely-HayfordAnti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely-Hayford has suggested that uncontrolled activties of vigilante groups is turning Ghana into an anarchical state with no order. According to him, there appear to be a deliberate attempt to allow such unlawful practices continue due to political expediencies. A vigilante group, Delta Force, believed to be affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), on the President’s Ashanti Regional security coordinator appointee. The group destroyed state property and manhandled the appointee in a bloody attack when they stormed the premises of the Regional Coordinating Council on Friday. According her, the activities of the groups in the country leaves dire national security implications on the country thus, must not be tolerated.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: mynewsgh.comWe will burn our cocoa farms if galamsey activities don’t stop – Asunafo North farmersGalamsey operations, according to the union, have popped up in some communitiesCocoa production may significantly reduce in the country and affect Ghana’s foreign exchange earnings if illegal mining popularly known as galamsey is not checked. This is because Asunafo North Co-operative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Union in the Brong Ahafo Region have threatened to burn all their cocoa farms if galamsey operations do not cease in the area. Galamsey operations, according to the union, have popped up in some communities such as Tipokrom, Atoom among other places and this will negatively affect cocoa production. According to him, the Union has a membership of over 7,000 in about 69 communities, reiterating their resolve to burn their cocoa farms in protest against galamsey. Around many cocoa growing districts such as Amansie West in the Ashanti region, galamsey operators have taken over so many cocoa farms and lands.
Entertainment of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: GhanawebTrigmatic finally ties the knotTrigamtic has gotten married to his longtime sweetheart. Bestrapper/radio guy and philanthropist Nana Yaw Oduro-Agyei also known as Trigmatic has finally tied the knot with his longtime sweetheart Dita Oduro-Agyei at a coded location on Saturday. The ceremony which came off yesterday was attended by family members of the newly couple, people from all walks of life cheered the occasion. Trigmatic, who couldn’t hide his excitement, jumped to his Instagram page to express how proud he feels to wed Dita.
General News of Monday, 27 March 2017Source: GBC.comGirls must have unfettered access to education - Akufo-AddoNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Miniater for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh at Krobo GirlsPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says achieving excellence in girls’ education is a must if the country is to shed off the evils of poverty, ignorance and disease, and put onto the path of progress and prosperity. According to President Akufo-Addo, several studies conducted across the world have indicated that investing in girls’ education is arguably the most effective measure any developing nation can employ to improve its standard of living. “For us to make a success of our education policy, we must pay attention to teachers. “Parents play a very important role in their children's education in and out of the classroom. President Akufo-Addo tasked the Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, to see to the construction of an 18-unit classroom block, a request that was placed before government by the Headmistress of Krobo Girls.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Asempanews.comDelta Force’s conduct absolute disrespect to Akufo-Addo’s authority – A PlusKwame A PlusA Plus has condemned pro-NPP private security group, Delta Force, for allegedly assaulting newly appointed Ashanti Regional security coordinator and throwing him out of his office premises last week. Are you not undermining his authority?”“Is that not to say that the president does not know his job? How can so called patriots disrespect the authority of the President like this?”“As for me, like I've said over and over, I'll not do abahy? If it's NDC we should condemn it in public but if it's NPP we should keep quite? What is the justification for what the Delta Force or whoever they are did?”
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comWe’ll resist attempts to rewrite Ghana’s history – CPPNational Chairman of the CPP, Prof. Edmund DelleThe National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Professor Edmund Delle has vowed that the party will resist any attempt to rewrite the country’s history in a way that discredits Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s significant role in Ghana’s independence struggle. He said people agitating over the consistent reference to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of independent Ghana are only being selective with history. Prof. Delle’s comment comes against an earlier assertion by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye that holding Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of independent Ghana was wrong. The comment revives the long-standing debate about the actual founder of Ghana especially after the president, Nana Akufo-Addo subtly also suggested so in the address he delivered at Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary parade. But according to the CPP chairman, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah led the charge for Ghana’s independence, and must not be denied the associated recognition.
General News of Monday, 27 March 2017Source: GNAPolitical Parties in Effutu embrace peace and harmonyPeace signPolitical Parties in Effutu constituency at a day’s Promoting Electoral Integrity in Ghana-2016 election and Beyond, Post-Election Workshop at Winneba have pledged in their solidarity messages to continue to be ambassadors of peace, tranquility and harmony. Other participants at the Workshop were the Local Christian Council, Markets, Women, Fishermen and Fishmongers, Youth groups, civil society organisations, Security Agencies and the media representatives, who constituted Effutu Inter-Party Dialogue Committee. The Workshop was organised by Socioserve-Ghana a Non-governmental organisation in collaboration with Effutu Municipal Directorate of the National Commission on Civic Education and sponsored by European Union. The programme was part of ongoing intervention by Socioserve-Ghana and it partners to promote peace, transparency and credibility before and after the 2016 general election generally. Later Citations were presented to all the political parties and the Inter Party Dialogue Committee for their contributions that ensured peaceful elections in Effutu Constituency.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Showcasegh.comJohn Dumelo scoffs at reports of state car seizureJohn Dumelo laughs at report of car seizureNational Security operatives caught popular movie actor John Dumelo with a vehicle belonging to the state and retrieved it from a spraying shop, according to report by Dailyguideafrica.com over the week. 24hours after the news went viral, Showcase Ghana captured a screenshot of the actors Snapchat moving around streets of Accra. What amazed people on his snap was the picture he took of a newspaper which headlined the "John Dumelo busted". The award-winning actor has laughed at the news with an emoji with a screen shot of the daily guide newspaper. With this reaction, does this mean the news going viral is true and does this mean the actor is in trouble?
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comWa students who beat up Principal and Bursar over food sent homeThey reportedly tied up the bursar and beat him up before attacking the principalAll the second year students of a vocational school in Upper West region capital Wa who ganged up to beat up the school's principal and bursar have been sent home. With the support of the first year students, the second year students of Issa Youth Leadership Training Institute started a demonstration on Friday over the poor quality of their food. They reportedly tied up the bursar and beat him up before attacking the principal of the school later. Sources close to the school indicate that before the assault on the principal and bursar, there had been swelling anger among the students over the quality of food served them at the dining hall. After the attack, most of the students fled the school, while the bursar, Bismark Amponsah, had to be rushed to a nearby clinic and later transferred to the Wa Regional Hospital.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. (Mrs) Smile Gavua Disi explained that the new programme is being introduced collaboration with Hamm-Lippstadt University in Germany. Currently, over 70% of programmes being offered by the university are Science, Technology and Vocation biased, hence the need to tailor Bachelor in Technology programs to redirect focus on sciences including Engineering and Technology. “We are revising our curricula to reflect our renewed mandate over 70% of our programs are now science, technology and vocation biased and virtually, all our upcoming 4 year B. She said the University is collaborating with industries and other institutions to tilt the education delivery to be problem solving and job oriented. Prof. Disi said the KTU is modifying the mode of education delivery by expanding open, online, flexible and blended approaches into the education delivery system to provide impeccable education to students.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comAshanti Regional Minister moves to resolve Security Coordinator rowAshanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-MensahThe Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has assured of his commitment to address the row over the appointment of the Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei. He told Citi News he would be engaging the relevant stakeholders to ensure that the matter amicably resolved. Last Friday [March 23rd, 2017], a vigilante group believed to be affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), stormed the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, demanding the removal of Mr. George Adjei. But speaking to Citi News, the Regional Minister said he has initiated moves to ensure the total resolution of the issue for calm to return to the Ashanti region. The suspect, Kwadwo Bamba, is believed to be the organiser of the vigilante group, Delta Force.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comDon’t allow yourselves to be impregnated – Otiko tells Krobo girlsOtiko Djaba,Gender MinisterThe Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba has admonished students of Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School not to allow men to make them pregnant while they are still in school. Delivering her opening remarks as the Co-Chairperson at the 90th anniversary and Speech and price giving day of Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior School, the minister said should focus on their studies and not allow themselves to be impregnated which could end their education. “…The teachers who impregnate girls, this is a serious warning to you. It is an abuse of their rights and you are their role model you must not be the one to abuse the rights of the young girls. If you wear a short dress, it’s fashionable but know that it can attract somebody who would want to rape or defile you.