General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comMore state institutions appear before Public Accounts Committeeplay videoOfficials from the energy sector answering questions asked by the committeePublic Accounts Committee sitting continued in Parliament as officials of some selected state institutions took their turns before the committee for questioning. Officials from the Energy Commission, GRIDCo, Bui Power Authority, GNPC, COCOBOD, VRA, NEDCo, SSNIT and Venture capital made an appearance at today’s sitting. It also hosted officials from the Audit service, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Minister for Energy. Public attention was focused on the committee once more when it began yet another public sitting to consider some reports submitted to Parliament by the Auditor-General and also examined the Performance audit report of the Auditor-General on performance and financial accountability arrangements in state institutionsAbout the Public Accounts CommitteeStanding Order 165 of Parliament assigns the Public Accounts Committee, PAC to examine the audited accounts showing the appropriation of funds granted by Parliament to the government. This is to deepen the mandate of the committee in scrutinising properly, the audited accounts of government institutions.
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Business News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comPublic Accounts Committee quizzes energy sectorplay videoBoakye Agyarko, Energy Minister (m)The Energy commission, GRIDCo, Bui Power Authority, GNPC, VRA and NEDCo made an appearance at today’s sitting. It was also revealed during the meeting that agencies belonging to the energy sector owed themselves huge sums of money. The report also proved that GNPC, regulatory commission for the energy sector has been unable to audit petroleum partners. Current liabilities however moved from 33 million cedis to 300 million cedis and the cooperation overtraded than usual as its ratio moves up. It was also stated in the report that employment and engineering cost increased from 4 million cedis to 7 million cedis.
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Politics of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comRawlings advised to dump NDC for wife’s NDPFormer President Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman RawlingsA Member of the New Patriotic Party’s Communication team, Yazeed Adam has asked former President and founder of the National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings to join his wife at NDP since he is not welcome by members of his own political party, National Democratic Congress. According to the Techiman-based communicator, is it worrying that although the former President worked hard to make the party what it is today, 'some babies with sharp teeth' tear him apart and vilify him like a nobody in the party. He indicated that like he did in building the NDC into a formidable force, the former president should join forces with his wife to build another formidable force that will hand the existing political parties a run for their money during electioneering periodsHe said “Since he is still strong and has a lot of meaningful contributions to make in Ghana politics but the current NDC leadership wouldn’t allow him talk, my candid opinion is for our Father to leave the NDC for them, join her wife Mrs Konadu Agyeman Rawlings in the NDP where he will be allowed to operate fully”. The communicator indicated that attempts by Rawlings to take back his party by planting his boys in vital positions will be futile since the Mahama boys have the resources and will quash any attempt by Rawlings through manipulating elections with their resources.
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Entertainment of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: adomonline.comThe biggest artistes I ever worked with were VVIP – BulldogBulldoggCEO of BullHaus Entertainment, Lawrence Nana Asiamah popularly known as Bulldog has revealed that the most prominent and big-hearted artistes he had ever worked with were a historic hip-life group, VVIP. In 2014, the celebrated group VVIP parted ways with their manager, Bulldog to sign under new management, Progress Management (PM), who had already taken over the entire management of the group. He was still with them when they metamorphosed to become VVIP with the inclusion of new member Reggie Rockstone. We will always go to him for advice and help anytime we need him…”But speaking with host Ibrahim Ben-Bako on Joy Prime’s Red Carpet Entertainment Review, Bulldog disclosed the remarkable group VVIP were the biggest artistes he had ever worked with. “The biggest artists I have ever worked with in my life were VVIP.
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General News of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comCHALE WOTE 2017 officially opens in Accraplay videoThe week-long program is under the theme ‘WATA MATA’The 7th edition of the annual street art festival, CHALE WOTE, has been officially launched amid cultural performances and art exhibitions. The week-long program which is under the theme: ‘WATA MATA’ saw a grand opening with energetic performances from some cultural groups, a procession from Brazil House to Fort James and an exhibition. Gaining huge turnout since its inception in 2015, CHALE WOTE 2017’s opening saw people from various backgrounds witnessing the ceremony with excitement and great expectations. The event will also include 15 film broadcasts, a fashion circus, 10 different locations to view installations, exhibitions, and live visual art, live music on 3 music stages, a CHALE WOTE Art Fair where varied art pieces will be available for purchase, processions, tours, and more. CHALE WOTE over the last six years has been the catalyst for the growth of the creative and arts industry in Ghana as it creates the environment for arts to be appreciated and a platform for a bigger audience for arts by giving access to the general public.
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General News of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comDeaths of galamsey miners: REGSEC postpones meeting as Vanguard team fails to show upThe joint police and military anti galamsey taskforce have denied accusationsEastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has postponed to Tuesday 15th August, 2017 a meeting to discuss the killing of four persons suspected to be illegal miners. The postponement was as a result of the failure by the national anti galamsey taskforce to attend the security meeting as scheduled. The joint police and military anti galamsey taskforce have denied accusations it is to blame for the deaths of four people whose bodies were found near a mining pit at Kwabeng in the Eastern region. We were expecting the Vanguard team on the ground to have come for that meeting but they had indicated that they were waiting for their national anti-galamsey leader to be part of the meeting,” he explained. He said it is important for the Vanguard team to be present in the meeting in order to have a balanced discussion and ascertain the truth of the allegations being made.
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Other Sports of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: footballghana.comKinaata tips Leonard Tawiah to be Ghana's next big football starLeonard TawiahHiplife artist Kofi Kinaata has tipped Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Leonard Tawiah to be the next big thing in Ghana football. Leonard Tawiah has been one of the star performers in the Ghana Premier League and for Accra Hearts of Oak this season. Kofi Kinaata also known as Martin King Arthur, spoke of how he grew up following the football career of the Leonard Tawiah. I foresee him at the echelon of football, trust me he'll outshine all the midfielders in the Ghana league because he is very good at what he does. Leonard Tawiah endured a difficult last term at the club but looks to have shaken off the disappointments and he is having an incredible season this year.
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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: GNATwo in court for publishing minor’s nude pictures and videos onlineTwo persons have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly publishing nude picturesTwo persons have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly publishing nude pictures and videos of a 14-year-old girl on Instagram, a social media platform. Mr. George Asamaney, counsel for the accused persons, who described the incident as unfortunate, prayed for bail for his clients. In the course of their communication, Nana Kofi convinced the victim to send him her nude picture videos and photographs. After obtaining the pictures, Nana Kofi sent the pictures to Appleton. On July 16, this year, the victim’s mother had a call from the victim’s teacher indicating that her daughter’s nude pictures were on empressleak.com and ghdownload.com.
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Music of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: Edem MensahTic Tac releases abstract video for 'Rashida'play videoThe love song with unique production was a Live Session recorded by BBC1Radio in LondonMusic legend, Tic Tac has released his first ever abstract video with latest single, "Rashida". The love song with unique production was a Live Session recorded by BBC1Radio in London. The video which comes in chapters to correspond with its compelling storyline was directed by 5teven Films. The music star earlier released a video for his smash hit "Do All" song which features Fante rap gem, Pappy Kojo. Watch "Rashida" video below;
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Rita pleaded guilty to the charge of robbery and was convicted on her own plea. Her accomplice, Henry Obi, however, pleaded not guilty to both charges of conspiracy and robbery and is to appear before the court on August 28 for trial. He said the complainant invited both Rita and Henry, who were also at the spot to join him, which they obliged. Chief Superintendent Tuaruka said a report was made to the police and the two were arrested. Upon interrogation, they led the police to their Ghetto where GHC1, 2800.00 being part of the said money was retrieved.
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Business News of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comAdabraka UT Bank customers threaten to close their accountsplay videoThe customers were at the premises of the bank to make withdrawalsCustomers of the Adabraka branch of Unique Trust (UT) Bank have threatened to halt all forms of financial dealings with the bank after its license was revoked. The customers who besieged the premises of UT Bank in the early hours of Monday, expressed their frustration in relation to the recent takeover by the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), hinting that they were not pre-informed about the situation while threatening to withdraw their cash and close their UT bank accounts. On Monday, the BoG announced the decision to revoke the licenses of UT Bank and Capital Bank, due to the inability of both UT Bank and Capital Bank to turn around their negative capital adequacy position which has lingered on for some time now. A press statement released by the BoG revealed that it (BoG) has approved a Purchase and Assumption transaction with GCB Bank Ltd that transfers all deposits and selected assets of UT Bank Ltd and Capital Bank Ltd to GCB Bank Ltd. However, the majority of customers GhanaWeb.com spoke to were uncomfortable with the takeover by GCB, claiming they might not like the new management as compared to that of Unique Trust.
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Entertainment of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: yen.com.ghGhana's rich young stars who are under 21 years of ageGhana boasts of many celebritiesGhana boasts of many celebrities. Regardless of this fact, some of these young celebrities have amassed considerable wealth for themselves. The young actor is the son Bandex. The young actor has won many awards internationally. His estimated net worth is in the region of some $100,000.
General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgCouncil of State waiting for national policy summit outcomeNana Otuo Sireboe II, Council of State ChairmanThe second national policy summit opened in Accra on Monday, focusing on industrial transformation as part of government strategies to gather views from the public about how to revamp the economy for sustained growth. Council of State Chairman Nana Otuo Sireboe II, who presided over the opening session of the summit attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the council was awaiting the outcome of the summit. “The council of state is waiting for the outcome of the national policy summit in order to play its advocacy role in advancing the development of the country,” he said. The Ministry of Information launched the national policy summit early this year aims at regularly informing the public about government strategies on revitalising the economy for sustained growth. The summit is divided into plenary sessions including presentations on government’s 10-point agenda for industrial transformation, one district, one factory initiative, establishing industrial parks and special economic zones.
General News of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: primenewsgh.com'Cronyism, square pegs in round holes' responsible for Capital Bank collapse? Bank of Ghana on Monday announced, through a statement, licenses of the two banks have been taken away from them, and their assets transferred to GCB. “The main offices and branch of UT Bank and Capital Bank will be under the control of GCB bank and will be opened at 1pm today for normal business transactions.”Since the news emerged, rumors have been making the rounds about the possible reasons that might have led to the collapse of the banks, especially capital. Primenewsghana sources say some senior managers are solely responsible for the poor turn of the bank and despite warning signs given to them, they ignored it. “He said the bank’s operations started going downhill soon as those with knowledge in the bank were “sidelined” and their positions occupied by “favorites” of some of the board members.
Crime & Punishment of Monday, 14 August 2017Source: GNAUnemployed in court for robberyDaniel was said to have robbed one Esther Prah of her Alcatel OneTouch mobile phoneOne Daniel Bortey, unemployed, was on Monday put before an Accra Circuit Court for robbery. The facts of the case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo are that the complainant, Esther Prah, is a trader residing at Odorkor, and Daniel is unemployed also living at Odorkor, while his accomplice one Kasim is now at large. He said on August 7, at about 0430 hours the complainant was on her way to pick a vehicle to the market. On reaching a section of the road at Addey Junction, Odorkor, she had a call, which she received. Police Chief Inspector said Daniel was arrested while his accomplice escaped with the phone.
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