Politics of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comIDEG allays sabotage fears in MMDCEs electionDr. Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director - Institute for Democratic GovernanceThe Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), has allayed fears of possible sabotage if the election of Metropolitan, Municipal or (District Chief Executives) in the country, becomes a reality. At a seminar with officials of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), IDEG made a strong case for active partisan involvement in local governance which focuses on development. Debate over MMDCEs electionThe debate of election of MMDCEs has lingered for some time, with some Ghanaians looking forward to its implementation. The proposal has received varied views from analysts in the field of local governance. Whereas some have complained that the country’s local governance system risk sabotage if MMDCEs are elected, others think otherwise.
October 21, 2017 12:00 UTC
Health News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: GNANtiamoah Foundation organises free surgeries for the vulnerableFile PhotoThe Ntiamoah Foundation, a Non- governmental Organisation, in collaboration with the Ghana Hope Foundation and the New Abirem Government Hospital has organised free surgeries for the vulnerable at Abirem in the Birim North District. They were diagnosed on various diseases including; an acute hernia, uterine fibroid, lipoma, hydrocele and lymph nodes. Mr Robert Kwaku Appiah Asante, the Founder of the Ntiamoah Foundation pledged their continuous support in bringing development to the people of Abirem through the provision of schools, scholarships, libraries and face-lifting other health centres to befitting standards. Ntiamoah Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in the year 2006 by a Ghanaian philanthropist and businessman. The primary objective of the organisation is to provide assistance in the areas of education and health.
October 21, 2017 11:15 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Ghana 1-2 Mali (FIFA U-17 World Cup)Ghana faces Africa champions Mali in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World CupThe Black Starlets of Ghana have set up another clash with Africa champions Mali in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U17 World Cup to be played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati which is located in the North-East of India. This game will be a repeat of the 2017 Africa Youth Championship finals in Gabon where Mali defeated Ghana by a lone goal to win the title. The game ended 2-0 in favour of Ghana with goals from Captain Eric Ayiah who scored his third goal of the competition. Richard Danso of WAFA scored a stupendous goal from 25 yards to put Ghana in the quarter-finals in the 89th minute of the game. The winner of this game will face the winner in the game between Spain and Iran in the semi-finals.
October 21, 2017 10:30 UTC
General News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comBolga SHS students on rampage after colleague’s death at the hospitalThe students caused damage to the school's propertiesStudents of the Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big Boss) on Friday, October 20, 2017 went on a rampage destroying property following a colleague’s death, Eliasu Zakari at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital. According to aggrieved students who among other things smashed windscreens of vehicles on sight, the refusal of the senior housemaster to sign an exeat in order for the deceased to access early medical caused his unfortunate death. It took the timely intervention of armed policemen deployed to the school to prevent the enraged students from further destruction. Meanwhile, authorities of the school have tasked the students to produce the culprits of the destruction before Monday or will all face the sanctions in the wake of assurance of investigations into the matter to ascertain the veracity of the students’ claims. Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari and officials of the Ghana Education Service, have since visited the school to assess the situation.
October 21, 2017 10:18 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMinister orders closure of gas station sited close to the Kumasi AbattoirOfficials at Mambah Gas could not produce any document to prove the legality of the businessAshanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has ordered the closure of Mambah Gas Station at Kaase in Kumasi for operating illegally. The gas station is also found to be wrongly sited in a heavy commercial enclave near the Kumasi Abattoir. A fence wall separates Mambah Gas station and the Kumasi Abattoir where a lot of fire is used. Officials at Mambah Gas could not produce any document to prove the legality of the business. Mr. Desmond Ackah Essoun says all filling stations should ensure fire hydrants holding ninety thousand litres of water, is always available.
October 21, 2017 10:07 UTC
In spite of these challenges, pastors will always interact with women and require money to work with, in their day-to-day pastoral work. I am not talking about a pastor having unchristian relationships with women – sexual relationships – in the church or outside it. It appears some of the members gossiped or criticised the situation where women and men travelled together to places to do ministry. In other words, men and women travelled together with the apostles to preach the gospel of grace for the salvation of souls. This teaches us to be careful about what we say when we see pastors interacting with women.
October 21, 2017 10:07 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comPension for cocoa farmers kicks off in 2018File photoThis is according to Chief Executive Officer of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority, Hayford Atta Krufi. The scheme which was originally proposed in the COCOBOD Act of 1984 never took off due reasons including the lack of an accurate database on cocoa farmers. “After the next cocoa season, this pension scheme will be in place; that is the time table that we are following so today’s meeting marks the beginning of a process that we hope that within one year will come into completion so that we can have a pension scheme in place for our cocoa farmers”. Mr. Atta Krufi explained that COCOBOD is in the process of gathering the necessary data on the farmers needed for the scheme. Mr Atta Krufi made these comments at the sidelines of the stakeholder’s forum on the establishment of pension schemes for cocoa farmers.
October 21, 2017 09:56 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comMeters from Togo, Nigeria being used to outwit ECG at AfienyaFile PhotoThe Afienya District Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Daniel Mensah Asare, has revealed that some unscrupulous persons are using non conforming meters from Togo and Nigeria, in a bid to outwit the system and also avoid the payment of bills. He, however, said efforts are underway to clamp down on such users since such meters do not meet the specification of ECG standardized meters. The business centre is to serve about 7,500 customers from 15 adjoining communities within the catchment area. Mr. Asare added that, about 18,000 meters that were not receiving bills have all been set up, and have been appropriately captured into the ECG system in the area. Mr. Ntow further noted that “we have started a massive disconnection exercise and issuance of demand notices to all defaulting customers.
October 21, 2017 09:45 UTC
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has vowed to expose top police officers who have links with land guards in the country. “I have pictures of top police officers who are enjoying glasscutter meat with land guards. I will give the police service a crusade for everybody to see police officers who take bribes and demand lands from land guards and then shield them,” he alleged. “The President should sack the ten top hierarchy of the police service because not even a single one of them is clean when it comes is dealing with land guards,” he suggested. “Today I want to tell Bright Oduro that there was an investigation before he was asked to proceed on leave.
October 21, 2017 09:37 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comPeople around Lil win scheming his downfall – Kwaku ManuThe two Lilwin and Kwaku Manu smoked the peace pipe a week agoFamous Kumawood actor, Kwaku Manu has sent a caution to his colleague actor Kwadwo Nkansah popularly known as Lil Win to be wary of the people around him because they are seeking his downfall”. According to Kwaku Manu, the lyrics in the music didn’t go down well with him. However, Kwaku Manu in interpreting the song said Lil Win incited Top Kay to attack him in the said track. “I can say that there are people around him (Lil Win) who are not the right persons”. “Lil win must adhere to advice because there are more years ahead of him” Kwaku said.
October 21, 2017 09:11 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: Citifmonline.com65 jobless veterinary doctors give government 1-month ultimatumFile PhotoSome trained veterinary doctors in the country are demanding immediate employment from the government after several months of being jobless. He noted that, about 65 doctors, for three batches, were currently yet to be given their appointment letters although they had completed their respective academic studies. “What we are demanding is that, for the first and second batch, we need employment… We have not been given our appointment letters. We are looking for employment and also the appointment letters that have not been given, they should make that available,” he added. 245 jobless doctors get financial clearance after Citi FM’s ‘intervention’ Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has finally cleared some 245 doctors after six months of being unemployed.
October 21, 2017 09:00 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: Kasapafmonline.comWe paid GHC23, 400 fine ourselves not NPP – Delta ForceThe group has denied NPP's involvement in settling the finePro-ruling party Vigilante group, Delta Force, has dismissed claims that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) paid the GH?23, 400 fine imposed on 13 of its members. The Asokwa District Court in Kumasi on Thursday sentenced the 13 members of the Delta Force vigilante group to a fine of GH?1,800 each. A section of the public has claimed the ruling party paid the fine as the group’s efforts during the 2016 elections contributed to the party’s victory. But speaking to Kasapa News, The Ashanti Regional Coordinator of Delta Force, Nana Kwadwo Bamba denied any party involvement in settling the fine. “We paid the fine individually, I challenge whoever claims the NPP settled the fine to prove with evidence.
October 21, 2017 08:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comMosquito punches Koku AnyidohoAsiedu Nketia, General Secretary, NDCA cold war is ensuing between two opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwarts over the position of General Secretary in the upcoming congress of the party to select new leaders. Current General Secretary, Jonhson Asiedu Nketia aka General Mosquito, has ‘attacked’ his deputy-in-charge of Operations, Koku Anyidoho, for claiming that he (Koku) has the endorsement of the incumbent to succeed him, since he (Asiedu Nketia) was no longer interested in the post. I’m going in continuity and Asiedu Nketia’s legacy shall forever remain strong in the NDC.”Mr. Asiedu Nketia responded to the claim by Mr Anyidoho, describing him as a lair. “Everyone should have known that the claim by Koku Anyidoho is not true. General Mosquito said that if Mr Koku Anyidoho has any General Secretary ambition and wants to contest him, he should be bold to come out instead of perpetrating lies to make a case.
October 21, 2017 08:37 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: yen.com.gh'She is special and an inspiration to me' - Kuami Eugene talks about 'Ahuofe Patricia'Ghanaian hip life musician, Kuami EugeneGhanaian hip life musician Kuami Eugene has opened up on the secret behind his instant success in the highly competitive music industry and has attributed some of his success to a woman. Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Hitz FM, the “Boom Bang Bang” song maker shocked many listeners when he spoke about his popular song, “Angela”. The “Show Dem” maker however revealed that Angela had been an inspiration to him and that she held a special place in his heart. He insinuated that he could not have chosen a better name to sing about than his darling Angela. Many musicians have made songs about women they might have been involved with or might have inspired them.
October 21, 2017 08:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 21 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comMy allegations against sacked CID boss factual - Kennedy Agyepong insistsplay videoKennedy Agyepong, Assin Central ConstituencyMaverick lawmaker for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyepong has defended his allegations against sacked Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Bright Oduro. “I have evidence to back whatever I am saying that he was dealing with land guards. If I show you the documents I have about his dealings in this respect, you will be marveled”, he disclosed on Oman Fm’s Boiling Point. The former CID Boss has hinted of a legal action against Mr Kennedy Agyapong, whose allegations he claims have tainted his 29-years of unblemished service to the nation. “Today I want to tell Bright Oduro that there was an investigation before he was asked to proceed on leave.
October 21, 2017 08:03 UTC