General News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comYour appointees plotting my downfall – Naabu writes to Akufo-AddoDaniel Bugri Naabu, NPP Northern Regional ChairmanThe controversial Northern Regional Chairman of ruling New Patriotic Party, Daniel Bugri Naabu, has written to president Akufo-Addo presenting a long list of more than 15 individuals including leading opposition figures accusing them of plots to cause his defeat in the upcoming regional elections, as some unscientific polls show him no longer favorite to retain his post. They have vowed to teach me a lesson”, Bugri whined in the leaked letter seen by Starr News. In 2015, he contributed to the suspension of Paul Afoko as chairman of the NPP. I am confident that I will win but in the event that the unexpected happens, your Appointees mentioned above are to blame”, a frightened Bugri Naabu wrote. Some of the accused individuals have declined to comment on the allegations, others are yet to respond to requests for comment.
April 17, 2018 08:48 UTC
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and our candidate for the National Chairmanship contest of NPP, Alhaji Short. (b) Isn’t Alhaji Short a member of the 70-strong (or so) National Council, the second highest body of the NPP? (e) Isn’t Alhaji Short, the fulcrum of the Regional leadership of our party and, as such, a stalwart of our party? It is unclear to us how much visibility Alhaji Short requires to make himself known to Mr Ntim. But, if indeed Mr Ntim missed Alhaji Short, then the NPP must do more to turn its searchlight on the unsung heroes of this party such as Alhaji Short.
April 17, 2018 07:30 UTC
49 percent of respondents stated that they would vote for the candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), while five percent said they would not vote at all. However, according to Kofi Adams, the reports by the CDD over the years have consistently been skewed to favour the NPP leading to the NDC cutting ties with the policy think tank about 15 years ago. “In 2003, because of the biased nature of CDD, the NDC severed relations with them. We have since not renewed our relationship with them because they have been very biased. “When you read further, you’ll realise that this is a survey that has been done factoring and considering a lot more NPP persons than otherwise opposed to the NPP.
April 17, 2018 06:45 UTC
Report has it that the CID is currently investigating some nine former appointees under Mahama for taking double salaries. The CID has already written to the ex-government officials and demanded that they appear for questioning. Inusah Fuseini. But responding to the claims on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the legislator rubbished the double salaries allegations insisting, ‘’no appointee received double salaries under Mahama. It is not possible.’’In his view, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is intentionally targeting former government appointees.
April 17, 2018 03:56 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comUCC, police partner to train CID personnel on forensic investigationThe partnership is expected to improve some methods of investigation of the Police serviceThe Department of Forensic Sciences at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Ghana Police Service have entered into an agreement for personnel of the Ghana Police Service to be trained in Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Document Examination, and Financial Fraud Investigation. “With the current explosion of sophisticated crime in the nation and the sub-region, one cannot overemphasize the need for capacity building among security personnel. Within the framework of this MoU police officers are to receive training in Crime Scene Investigation, Questioned Document Examination, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Financial Fraud Investigation,” he explained. He said crime has become sophisticated and it will take an equally sophisticated, if not higher, method of investigation to unravel it. The University of Cape Coast established the Department of Forensic Sciences in 2015 and mandated it to produce experts in Forensic and Investigative Sciences to augment the nation’s justice delivery system.
April 17, 2018 01:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comDouble Salary: Let Amidu, courts do their job - AlabiProfessor Joshua Alabi is presidential hopeful of the opposition National Democratic CongressThere’s absolutely no point in dragging people’s names in the mud and tarnishing their images through the media when there are systems including the Special Prosecutor’s Office and the courts to take up issues regarding corruption and investigate accordingly, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi has said. The subject of ‘double salary’ has been in the news for well over the past week after a report from the Daily Guide Newspaper revealed some former appointees under the erstwhile Mahama-led government were taking salaries in their respective capacities as Members of Parliament and Ministers concurrently and have offered to refund the monies accordingly. The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service is currently investigating the matter and is inviting some accused persons for questioning. Although it annulled the invitation of 18 out of the 25 accused persons last week, it said it would soon reinvite them to help in investigations. Minority has since the revelation, refuted reports of any such occurrence.
April 17, 2018 00:38 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comAkufo-Addo meets UK Labour Party leaderPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with UK’s Labour Party leader, Rt. Hon Jeremy CorbynThe President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 16th April, 2018, met with the leader of the UK’s Labour Party and leader of the Opposition, Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn, MP, on the sidelines of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, currently ongoing in the United Kingdom. Touching on the problem of migration, President Akufo-Addo noted that the structure of most of the economies on Africa, including Ghana, have been dependent, largely, on the production and export of raw materials. President Akufo-Addo invited the Labour Party leader, whose parliamentary constituency of Islington North has a high concentration of Ghanaians, to visit Ghana later in the year, an invitation which was warmly accepted by Jeremy Corbyn.
April 16, 2018 16:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 April 2018Source: ghanaweb.comPolice officer and daughter crashed to death at Suhum - AmanaseThe deceased, Sergeant Daniel AbotsiA police sergeant with the Konongo divisional command and his daughter have been crushed to death after their vehicle collided head-on with a Metro Mass Transit bus at Amanase near Suhum in the eastern region, Monday. Sergeant Daniel Abotsi who was driving from Accra to Kumasi in his Opel Astra with registration number GT 1742 -12 veered off his lane into the opposite lane and crashed into the bus with registration number GR 4732-Z travelling from Koforidua to Accra direction. Regional police PRO, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the incident said the driver of the bus, 42-year-old Clifford Seidu is currently in police custody assisting with investigation. He adds that the dead bodies have been removed and deposited at the Suhum government hospital for preservation and autopsy.
April 16, 2018 16:07 UTC
Health News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgAfrica must see Universal Health Coverage as good investment - WHOWorld Health Organization (WHO) has urged African leaders to improve quality of healthcare deliveryDr. Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Regional Director has asked African countries to see Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as good economic investment. This is because, “healthier populations drive economic growth, development and prosperity, improved health security, reduced poverty and better gender equity”, she said. The Lecture was on the theme, “Transform health and accelerate sustainable development in Africa: Addressing Universal Health Coverage through Regional and Global Transformation”. She noted that though health expenditure in Africa went up over the past two decades, the achievement was mainly due to external aids and challenged the continent to take responsibility of the health of its citizens. She said “health protection is still low across Africa-11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket health payments every year,” and “ health system preparedness for public health emergencies is still in its infancy,” begging for investments.
April 16, 2018 14:26 UTC
DAILY GUIDE has learnt that some of the former ministers, who allegedly drew salaries as MPs and ministers of state, detected the double salary anomaly and notified the authorities for the right thing to be done. However, it is unclear if the monies that had already been credited to the accounts of such people were returned to chest. Bernard Allotey Jacobs, NDC Central Regional chairman, who conceded that some of the ex-ministers who were MPs actually received double salaries, said they were ready to use their ex-gratia to offset them. Attempts to reach others were unsuccessful, but the CID indicates that it’s going ahead with the probe. In all, about 48 names are on the list spanning five years from 2012.
April 16, 2018 09:22 UTC
You might disagree with his views but do not insult his person”, Mr Mahama was reported to have said. He challenged the Special Prosecutor to question Mr. Rawlings whether he has 15 percent shares in the Ghana Rubber Estates. So I would want to appeal to Nana Akufo- Addo to use the Special Prosecutor to investigate Mr. Rawlings”, he said. And this was not the fist time Dr Lartey had questioned the credibility of former President Rawlings. Dr Lartey in an interview at that time with Kasapa FM labelled Mr Rawlings as “Junior Satan” over the continuous lies he (Rawlings) peddled in the said scandal, insisting that Mr Rawlings perceived integrity on corruption issues was misplaced.
April 16, 2018 08:48 UTC
Business News of Monday, 16 April 2018Source: classfmonline.comProtect NPA boss – COPECAlhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA)The state must increase the security of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Alhassan Tampuli in the wake of arrest of some unregistered vessels, Duncan Amoah, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC–Ghana) has said. The Ghana Navy in collaboration with the NPA and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have impounded two unregistered oil vessels on Ghanaian territorial waters for allegedly engaging in illegal oil trade. The vessels believed to be Nigerian vessels had 11 crew on board with a total of 320 metric tons of fuel. On his part, the Acting Chief Executive of the NPA Hassan Tampuli, mentioned that, all the institutions in the oil industry will carry out an independent investigation to ascertain whether or not the confiscated products type meet the Ghanaian specs. Let me stress that Hassan Tampuli is biting the bullet, and we must protect him.”
April 16, 2018 08:26 UTC
They argue that governments have consistently overlooked the efforts of local banks and granted huge contracts to foreign banks operating in the country. This, they claim has put foreign banks in good condition, ahead of local banks, most of whom are struggling to meet the 400 million cedis capital requirement. Among other issues, the local banks accused governments of giving contracts such as collection of money in key state institutions to foreign banks. They also pointed out that government is quick in using foreign banks as financial advisers during major projects. Expressing their displeasure in recent happenings in the banking sector, the local banks bemoaned the habit where officials of the central bank and government officials talk down on local banks.
April 16, 2018 07:30 UTC
Feature Article of Monday, 16 April 2018Columnist: Rockson AdofoThe seeming lack of political strategies by NPP is fuelling the prophetic defeat against themSome member of the NPP during a party rallyWhether the lately numerously purported prophetic revelations about NPP getting defeated in election 2020 are false or true, my emphatic observation has always been the lack of political strategies by NPP. You may have good intentions but as it is said, good intentions alone cannot bring about the world peace. Now, many are these so-called political doomsayers who for fame and money have started prophesying the defeat of NPP in election 2020. A good prophet will approach the person that a revelation is about in confidence but not go on air to speak to the whole nation. If you get all the good things and your life is not secure, what will be the benefit of those things to you in the end?
April 16, 2018 04:30 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 April 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comDouble Salary: How different are you from an ordinary Ghanaian who steals? Amoahplay videoDeputy Local Government Minister, O.B AmoahDeputy Local Government Minister, O.B Amoah has questioned why minority members are quick to tag every effort of government to investigate seemingly shady deals that have to do with officials from their party as witch-hunting efforts targeted at marring their reputation. Accepting the issues as they are and cooperating with the appropriate security agencies for investigations to be done and the truth ascertained according to O.B. Amoah, should be the foremost priority of every public official. “It’s just like if money is mistakenly deposited in your account, if you go for it, the bank will come after you for their money.
April 16, 2018 03:26 UTC