Business News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: thecocoapost.comNominations open for Ghana Cocoa Awards 2019GCA a grand celebration of excellence in the cocoa industryNominations for the historic first edition of Ghana Cocoa Awards (GCA) have opened from 20th September till 31st October, 2019. Sustainability SupportCategories for the historic first edition include Cocoa Sustainability Literacy Award (Essay competition), Best Journalist for Cocoa Reporting, Best Certification Scheme of the year and Best Cocoa Financing Institutions of the year. There are also the Cocoa Consumption Campaign of the year, Best Cocoa Consumption Ambassador of the year, Best Cocoa NGO of the year, and Best Cocoa Sustainability Initiative of the year. Outstanding Cocoa PersonalitiesGhana Cocoa Awards will in addition recognise Sustainability Advocacy Personality of the year, Cocoa Entrepreneur of the year, Cocoa Lifetime Achievement Honorary award and the ultimate, the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Personality of the year. The historic first Ghana Cocoa Awards Gala Night is slated for November 22, 2019 at the plush Marriott Hotel, Airport City Accra.
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Business News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGov’t orders telcos to stop passing on 9% service tax to subscribersFile photoThe Communications Ministry has ordered Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to stop passing on the 9% Communication Service Tax (CST) to subscribers. This has effectively increased their profit margin at the expense of subscribers,” the letter explained. MTN, AirtelTigo, Vodafone and Glo have been charging their customers the full amount of the revised Communication Service Tax (CST) since October 1, 2019. The CST, which has been increased from 6% to 9%, has been applied to any recharge purchase by subscribers. According to the Ministry of Communications statement, which has been copied to all the telcos, this is wrong.
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World News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: www.bbc.comWhy I went public about being raped, 67 years later - Elizabeth OheneProminent Ghanaian Journalist and BBC ColumnistProminent Ghanaian journalist, BBC columnist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene recently wrote about her experience of being sexually abused more than 60 years ago, when she was just seven years old. I am not quite sure I had considered what the effect would be if I went public with the story of my having been sexually molested. I am a 74-year-old woman and I was recounting something that happened 67 years ago. I have made what would be considered a reasonable success of my life as a journalist, a writer, and a public official. It has taken me 67 years to summon the courage to tell the story and so I'm not sure about the bravery bit.
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General News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comNana Aba narrates ‘horrendous’ sexual harassment experienceplay videoNana Aba AnamoahOn the back of the BBC Africa Eye’s documentary “sex for grades”, Nana Aba Anamoah, a media personality, on Friday shared her personal encounter with sexual harassment on JoyNews. Footage of University of Ghana lecturers was broadcast on Monday as part of a documentary by the BBC's Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions in West Africa. University of Ghana lecturers Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor propositioned journalists posing as students for a BBC documentary. Both Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor denied any wrongdoing. The University of Ghana said Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor had been called to appear before a committee to give evidence.
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General News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comBurn CSE documents if it's not part of curriculum - Akufo-Addo urgedplay videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoA member of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Samuel Onwona, has called on President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to burn all documents containing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). According to Dr. Onwona, since the president has said the CSE will not be allowed in schools, there is no need to be keeping documents that have the CSE in it. Both the Ghana Education Service and the Education Ministry have come out to deny the claim. Dr, Onwona said, the supplementary budget the Minister of Finance had allocated for the implementation of the CSE should be allocated to other national projects. He has therefore called for the physical destruction of all CSE materials.
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Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comRaphael Dwamena travels to Barcelona for tests following heart problemDwamena has been ruled out of action indefinitelyGhana forward Raphael Dwamena has enplaned to Barcelona for further medical tests after he was ruled out indefinitely with an unknown heart problem. Dwamena has been ruled out of action indefinitely for Spanish second tier outfit Real Zaragaoza following the unspecified heart problem was discovered while he was undergoing regular health tests on Wednesday. Reports reaching GHANASoccernet.com indicate that the former FC Zurich striker has flown to Barcelona where he will undergo further tests before continuing the trip to Switzerland next week. The then newly-promoted Seagulls had lost both of their opening Premier League games and were to score a goal prompting them to approach FC Zurich for the deal. However the deal was stopped after they discovered the unspecified health problem which prompted him to undergo treatment before he returned to the pitch.
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General News of Saturday, 12 October 2019Source: rainbowradioonline.comAWW violence will be repeated on a larger scale in 2020 - MahamaFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Dramani has alleged that the ruling government is currently training thugs to perpetrate violence in 2020. He criticized the Akufo-Addo government’s rejection of most of the key recommendations of the Justice Emile Short Committee Report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. Mr. Mahama argued that the actions of government provides a sinister premonition of future attacks by government-trained thugs targeted at the government’s political opponents. He said there was evidence that the government is training ‘able-bodied’ civilians at a government military training facility. “It is a worry that Ayawaso West Wuogon will be repeated on a larger scale than it did.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Michael TeyeJICA, philanthropist, provide water facilities for TsledomThe water facilities are expected to provide clean sources of water to the residentsThe Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) and an Australia-based missionary and philanthropist, Mercy Tettey on Thursday donated a polytank and commissioned a Ghc 17,000 borehole respectively for the people of Tsledom, a farming community and the Tsledom MA Basic School, both in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region. The water facilities are expected to provide clean sources of water to the residents and pupils. The people depended on polluted sources of drinking water, a situation that led to the outbreak of suspected yaws in the community in July 2019. The locals suspected the condition to be waterborne induced by heavily polluted surface water serving the community as the only source of drinking water. The outbreak, largely blamed on the unwholesome water source, left community members, particularly, children infected with strange sores.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comGender Ministry holds International Day of the Girl durbarChief Director of the Gender Ministry, Dr. Afisah ZakariahAs today marks the International Day of the Girl child, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service and some international agencies have held a durbar to celebrate Ghanaian children, particularly the girl child. The event which was held at the Wesley Methodist School in Accra, Friday October 11, 2019, highlighted some measures the Gender Ministry together with its agencies have put in place to curb instances of sexual abuse against children. Chief Director of the Gender Ministry, speaking on behalf of her outfit at the event, pledged their unrelenting support for the well being of all children in the country, especially the girl child. Pupils also made presentations to display the knowledge they have acquired through the peer training. The International Day for the Girl was headlined with the theme; ‘Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable.’Every year on October 11, women globally come together to acknowledge and appreciate girls around for the niche carved in societies as well as inspire one another to break boundaries and take charge of their own future.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: kasapafmonline.comFree SHS: Obtain good grades to shame my critics next year – Akufo-Addo to beneficiariesPresident of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-Addo has asked beneficiaries of the Free SHS policy to sit up and learn hard to prove the efficiency of his government’s flagship programme. He said he will be able to shame critics of the Free SHS policy if beneficiaries obtain good grades in the West Africa School Certificate Examination(WASCE). “As you know not everybody wanted Free Senior High School Education. I want you to do one thing for me… The exams that will be here next year in June, will also be the first exams for products of the Free Senior High School system. Everybody in Ghana will know that Yes, Free SHS was a good idea.”Mr. Akufo-Addo is expected to wrap up his tour of the region today.
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Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comSports Ministry abandons renovation works at Azumah Nelson Sports ComplexThe renovation was supposed to be completed in JulyThe Ministry of Youth and Sports has abandoned renovation works at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex at Kaneshie, Ghanaweb can exclusively report. The GHC 18-million facelift which was launched by the Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah in March 2018 was expected to be completed in July 2019 but has however stalled. The Kaneshie Sports Complex which was partially functional before the renovation works commenced had received little maintenance by the state since it was built in 1970. The multi-purpose sports complex serves as a place for unearthing and grooming talents, hosting sporting activities and camping national teams. In March 2018 when Isaac Asiamah cut-sod for renovation works to commence, the Sports Minister promised that the complex was going to become an edifice for sports development in the country.
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Health News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comPremier leads way in fear factor fight against breast cancerPercy Asare AnsahThe Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Health Insurance is calling for a concerted and holistic effort aimed at fighting the canker of breast cancer in the country. Percy Asare Ansah described as alarming the increasing cases of breast cancer in the country with its potentially deadly consequences. “Here at Premier Health Insurance, we have noticed that fear is a major factor contributing to the late-stage presentation and increased fatalities. We are therefore rolling out messages and campaigns on all our social media platforms about the fear factor in the breast cancer fight and how to deal with it. He said Premier Health Insurance has over the years taken care of all costs related to the treatment of breast cancer and will do even more in fighting the canker.
Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: classfmonline.comWAFU 2019: Win trophy to get big contracts - Inkoom to Black StarsFormer Black Stars player, Samuel InkoomSamuel Inkoom, Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bulgarian First League club Dunav Ruse, has urged Black Stars players in the ongoing West African Football Union Cup (WAFU) tournament to remain focused and win the final game. He said winning the trophy will propel them for bigger contracts in future. Speaking in an interview with Kofi Mensah Ocran on Accra Sports, Inkoom said: “I’ll urge them to focus on the game. They can get big contracts that will be more than the bonus they will be given. “We know that they need money to make ends meet but they should focus on winning the trophy and that will get them big contracts in future.”
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: asempanews.comUEW Lecturer in trouble over dodgy certificate; Accreditation Board petitionedBawa's eligibility to teach at the university has been questioned hence the petitionA serious case of academic fraud may have been uncovered at the University of Winneba (UEW). At the centre of the storm is a lecturer who teaches contract, partnership and company law, originally courses designed to be taught by persons with professional law qualifications. Following the petition, reactions have poured with typical students’ anger and a demand for an investigation of the scandal. We can’t have a lecturer, with some credibility deficit teaching such courses. He stated categorically that “Contract law as well as company and partnership law are courses that require professional qualification as a requirement.
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comThis ‘old Ga fool’ cannot destroy Nkrumah’s legacy – Sekou fumesSekou Nkrumah, Son of Kwame NkrumahSon of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Nkrumah, has lashed out at Joshua Attoh Quarshie for denting the image of his father following allegations he made during an interview on Citi TV. Sekou Nkrumah, on social media, said he won’t take it lightly with anyone who wants to damage the legacy of his father. “I have my reservations with some aspects of Nkrumah’s political legacy, but I will not sit down for an old Ga fool to put him down!” he posted on Facebook. Joshua Attoh Quarshie made some assertions that Kwame Nkrumah never acquired a Ph.D. as Ghanaians were made to believe. “When they called him ‘Dr Nkrumah’, he appeared before Watson Commission and he was asked ‘Are you a doctor…?’ and he said no.
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