Business News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Samuel DowuonaCar rental operators want exemption from luxury car taxCar Rental Association of GhanaCar Rental Association of Ghana (CRAG), is calling on the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to exempt them from paying the new luxury car tax because their cars are commercial vehicles. Government recently announced a new luxury car tax of between GHc1,000 and GHC2,500 for every privately registered luxury car. Commercial vehicles were exempted, but privately registered luxury cars used for commercial purposes were not. Seth Yeboah Ocran argued that CRAG members do not use their cars as private cars for their personal benefit but to carry tourists around the country. He however assured them that GTA is in talks with GRA to consider their GTA accreditation for rental cars as proof of their commercial status so that they can be exempted from the luxury cars tax.
December 14, 2018 15:00 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comCAF seals deal with Qatar FA over Super Cup hostingCAF President Ahmad signs the deal with Qatar FA chief Al ThaniThe Confederation of African Football, CAF, has sealed the deal with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) to stage the 2018 Total Super Cup in the Asian country. The signing of the deal confirms that the 2018 African Super Cup will be played in Qatar, moving away from Africa for the first time. The Super Cup is is the final between club cup champions – winner of the elite CAF Champions League and the second-tier Confederation Cup. Esperance won their third Champions League title beating eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt. Whiles Raja dispatched Congolese side AS Vita to their second Confederation Cup triumph – both matches were played over two legs.
December 14, 2018 14:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo visits Noguchi’s birth placePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Inawashiro, the birth of Dr. Hideyo NoguchiPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ended his three-day official visit to Japan on Thursday, 13 December 2018, with a visit to Inawashiro, the birth place of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. Dr Noguchi is remembered as the man who laid the foundation for the strong relations between Ghana and Japan, which led to formal establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years later in 1957. The Asian bacteriologist moved to Ghana to continue his research, which eventually led him to discover the vaccine for Yellow Fever in 1911. He died of the same disease in 1928. In a show of appreciation to him, the street in front of the Japanese Embassy in Accra has been recently renamed in his honour in addition to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, located at the University of Ghana.
December 14, 2018 14:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comYaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai funeral starts todayThe late Late Yaa-Naa MahamaduFinal funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV of the Abudu Royal Family will commence today, 14th December, 2018 at Yendi in the Northern Region. It will end on December 28, 2018, after which the Abudus will leave the Gbewa Palace peacefully. Per the peace deal, the Abudus will be given access to the Gbewa Palace to perform the funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai, according to their customs and traditions. The Andanis will then take their turn at the same place, the Gbewa Palace, to also observe the funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani from 4-18 January, 2019. Per the programme of activities for the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, the Bolin Lana will be installed as regent of Dagbon today, 14th December, 2018.
December 14, 2018 14:03 UTC
Nuclear energy in GhanaGhana's nuclear power journey started in the 1960s when the first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, established the GAEC to undertake nuclear applications and also generate electricity. After decades of back and forth, actual development works on the nuclear power plant started in 2008 when a working document was approved by the Cabinet for the nuclear agenda. Minister’s tourProf. Nyarko said a nuclear regulatory authority had already been set up, while a body, known as Nuclear Power Ghana, made up of technocrats, had also been constituted to facilitate the initial process for owner operator for the nuclear power plant. Mr Aidoo dispelled the notion held by a section of the public that a nuclear plant would pose serious threats to the country. He said the safety and security measures that came with the operation of nuclear power plants ensured that there were no such dangers to the public.
December 14, 2018 13:52 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comEx-Ghana U-20 coach Robert Sackey reveals how an internship for Mercy Tagoe broke downMercy TagoeFormer Ghana U-20 coach Robert Sackey has revealed how an arranged internship for assistant Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe broke down following negligence from the FA and the Sports Ministry. Robert Sackey told Westgold Radio he had wanted Mercy Tagoe to come to the USA for an attachment before the just-ended Africa Women's Cup but the latter failed to show up because communication broke down following the number 12 exposé by Anas Armeyaw Anas. "I wrote to the FA that they should allow Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo to come to the US for intern prior to the AWCON. Isaac Asiamah gave me a very good response but later all efforts to get in touch again proved futile,"he told Westgold 106.3 MHz. Mercy Tagoe led the team to WAFU Zone B championship success in February.
December 14, 2018 13:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghTakoradi Mall opensMrs Samira Bawumia paying for an item at the counter at the new mallThe Takoradi Mall officially opened its doors to customers yesterday in a frenzied atmosphere. Excited residents believed that the mall would open a new chapter in the business environment in the Western Regional capital of Sekondi/Takoradi. She commended Shoprite, a retail supermarket in the mall for its decision to sell produce from farmers in the region. “The farmers, I am told, have undergone special training and also provided with seedlings to grow fruits and vegetables locally to be sold in the mall. “As the oil industry evolves, there is the need to create the ambiance for other industry workers who visit and work in Takoradi to stay and spend part of their income in the local economy,” he stated.
December 14, 2018 12:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: yen.com.ghWhite lady flies to Ghana to arrest 'sakawa' man who duped herplay videoSolomon and his crew busted for duping white ladyA white lady has done the unthinkable by causing the arrest of a male internet fraudster known locally as a ‘sakawa’ boy in Ghana. The white lady had been defrauded for so many years by the Ghanaian whose name has been identified as Solomon Attah. According to a video report by Celebritiesbuzz.com.gh and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the ‘sakawa’ boy reportedly extorted over 20,000 euros (GHC 113,000) from the white lady in question years back. So the lady with another white guy who appeared to be her new boyfriend/husband did all they could to track Solomon and his boys down. YEN.com.gh had previously reported how a Danish man flew down to cause the arrest of some fraud guys.
December 14, 2018 12:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: 3news.comPolice pick up 'key suspects' in Prampram Mankralo killingThe Mankralo was gunned down by some assailants at ApolloniaThe police have said some suspects have been picked up in connection with the gunning down and killing of the clan head of the Prampram Traditional Area, Nene Atsure Benta III. The Mankralo was Thursday gunned down by some assailants at Apollonia, in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of Greater Accra Region. The deceased, who was also the acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council, was killed at about 4:40pm while returning from a meeting in Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District, police had earlier said. “So quickly we started investigating and we picked up some people some key suspects in the case,” he said. ACP Dodzi used the opportunity to clarify that the killing did not happen at Prampram as has been reported by some media outlets but on “his way from Apolonia in the Afenya division”.
December 14, 2018 12:11 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.com‘John Mahama will soon step down for me’ - AtubigaStephen AtubigaOne of the candidates hoping to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections, Stephen Atubiga says he is currently convincing Mr Mahama to step down and support his bid. "I am poaching Mahama and I want him to step down for me. "I am Ready to pay any amount for filing fee"He also is ready to pay any amount of money charged as filing fee by the umbrella family. For him, he is willing to pay the filing fee based on the explanation given by the party. According to aspirants, the reduction of the filing fee from GH¢400,000 to GH¢300,000, following the earlier petition, was not enough.
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comNDC leadership yet to receive second petition from aspirants? NDC AspirantsInformation gathered by rainbowradioonline.com indicates that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not officially received a petition from some six aspirants demanding for another reduction in the filing fee. According to aspirants, the reduction of the filing fee from GH¢400,000 to GH¢300,000, following the earlier petition, was not enough. But a source at the party’s headquarters has told rainbowradioonline.com that, the party’s leadership has not received any petition to that effect. The candidates are using the GHc50, 000 filing fee charged for 2016 and that of 2012 (GHc100, 000) to support their appeal.
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: citinewsroom.comPrampram ‘stool father’, others arrested over killing of caretaker chiefNene Atsure Benta III was gunned down at Appolonia while returning from Dodowa Thursday nightThe stool father of the Prampram Mankralo stool, Nii Nartey, is among the number of undisclosed arrests made by Police following the Thursday murder of the Mankralo [Caretaker Chief ] of Prampram, Nene Atsure Benta III. The murder occurred after Nii Nartey, together with some elders of the Prampram Mankralo stool, held a press conference on Wednesday at Ashaiman, where they leveled some allegations against the deceased. ACP Hlordzi indicated that police were aware of some tensions and noted that Nii Nartey was pushing for Nene Atsure Benta to be destooled. It was on Thursday that the police were then hit with the news that Nene Atsure Benta had been murdered. The land guards who were working on the orders of Nene Atsure Benta fired some warning shots and threated to kill me if I did not reverse the destoolment rites.
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: asempanews.com80% Mahama appointees very rude - Alhaji PMCFormer President John MahamaAbout 80 per cent of ministers in ex-President John Dramani Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration were very rude, according to a top member of the largest opposition political party. Alhaji Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, affectionately known as ‘Alhaji PMC’, unleashing the ‘bombshell’, stated that “just about 20 per cent of ex-President Mahama’s ministers were respectful; the rest were very disrespectful”. “I once visited the office of one of Mr. Mahama’s ministers, who was very young. It would be recalled that most of the appointees of Messrs Mills and Mahama were tagged as arrogant and disrespectful. They were even named as “Babies with sharp teeth” by NDC Founder, Jerry John Rawlings, because they were rude.
December 14, 2018 11:37 UTC
She said the four-year-old was taken to the Asamankese government hospital to receive treatment but the little girl had already died. She said the man had attempted to defile another girl who was going to school earlier that day. According to her, the girl started screaming after the suspect started beating her when she refused to go to him. Miss Adobea said it drew the attention of a neighbour who went to see the girl. Miss Adobea stated she did not want the man’s family to see him again because she also will not see her daughter again.
December 14, 2018 11:15 UTC
General News of Friday, 14 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comNew dawn as gov’t train ‘galamseyers’ to mine the right wayKojo Oppong Nkrumah, Deputy Information MinisterThe fight against illegal mining is being taken to another level as illegal miners, otherwise called galamseyers, will soon have no reason to operate illegally. The government is rolling out a new policy framework which would ensure all those engaged in small-scale illegal mining receive the needed training and licensing. ChallengesThe joint military and police team tagged Operation Vanguard consistently complaining that the persons they apprehend engaging in galamsey are not taken through the criminal justice system fast enough. The residents say the Operation Vanguard members extort monies from miners. Attacks on Operation VanguardJust Thursday, some Chinese galamseyers attacked members of the force in the Ashanti region.
December 14, 2018 10:52 UTC