General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comBNI yet to retransfer over GHC16m recovered from indicted NSS Officials – Mustapha Yusifplay videoExecutive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Yusif appeared before the PAC hearingThe Bureau of National Investigations has failed to reimburse the Ghana National Service over GHC6million following its investigations into a fraud case at the scheme several years ago, NSS boss has revealed. Acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Yusif, established that BNI have since not credited the Scheme’s account after they (BNI) asked perpetrators to transfer all monies realized into their account. Some top officials at the National Service Scheme were also alleged to have connived and facilitated the payment of nearly GHC8 million into these accounts. “BNI in their operations decided to create a special account to collect monies that were allegedly taken from service personnel allowance account by implicated officers. “So the BNI has written to you that GHC6.5million is been kept by them as evidence in the court case?
April 17, 2019 17:58 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGo to court to enforce EOCO report – UEW directs Prof AvokeErnest Azutiga is UEW PROThe University of Education, Winneba has responded to a call by its former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, to be reinstated. Prof Avoke is basing his reinstatement campaign on an Economic and Organize Crime Office (EOCO) report, which he says clears him of all breaches that led to his dismissal. The Committee, he explained, found key breaches against Prof Avoke and other officers – an outcome that informed their dismissal at the time. This position by Prof Avoke has been reinforced by the findings of a leaked report by EOCO which looked into the matter. The anti-graft agency found among other things, that Prof Avoke did not abuse his office, neither did he breach any procurement laws as alleged.
April 17, 2019 17:58 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comSalma’s Eatery to feed street kids this EasterSalma’s Eatery and Pub is set to fete over one thousand sreeet children in AccraIn consonance with the principles of Easter, Salma’s Eatery and Pub is set to fete over one thousand sreeet children in Accra, Monday, 21st April, 2019. The charity event “A Day Out With The Street” is under the theme, “Spendind Easter with the people on the street” comes off on Monday morning (Easter Monday) on the Accra High Street. The gesture forms part of the Eatery’s Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) of giving back to society, and expression of love and affection to the less privileged kids on the streets. Salma’s Eatery & Pub in a presser states “your greatness is not what you have but what you give.” This is why Salma’s Eatery have decided to put aside all celebrations and give back to the society this Easter .”It said “We will be feeding over a thousand kids on the 21st April in Accra and everyone is welcomed to join us with their little support for these kids on the streets.”Salma’s Eatery, located at East Legon near the Living Room is therefore calling on stakeholders. interested in participating by donating food, water, drinks, clothes, cash etc are welcome to do so.
April 17, 2019 17:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comWe are making prudent planning, not reckless expenditures - NHIS bossThe NHIS boss argued that it is a given that Schemes like the NHIS are investing their fundsThe Acting CEO of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has defended the Scheme’s move to make investments. Her comment follows accusations by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that government is diverting ¢1 billion of the NHIS funds into projects outside its mandate. They claim that the National Health Insurance Authority in 2018 expended over ¢160 million of the Scheme’s funds to pay nursing trainee allowances. The NHIS boss argued that it is a given that Schemes like the NHIS are investing their funds because they cannot have the money sitting idle in a bank account. “It takes three months for the service providers to send us their bills so until then it is not an indebtedness.
April 17, 2019 17:37 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: classfmonline.com'Pray I don’t meet you anywhere; I’ll slap you' – Shatta Wale warns Aka BlayShatta WaleGhanaian reggae and dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has threatened to slap old highlife artiste Aka Blay for saying he (Shatta Wale) is a bad influence on Ghanaian youth. Shatta Wale posted a video of the threat on Facebook on Wednesday, 17 April, 2019. Aka Blay had told the Graphic Showbiz on Saturday, 13 April 2019 that the dancehall artiste was impacting the youth negatively. “With his large fan base, I don’t expect Shatta Wale to use certain words and engage in indecent acts. I know he has the largest fan base in Ghana at the moment but what impact is he making on them?
April 17, 2019 17:26 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comHow Swansea fans reacted to Jordan Ayew's reported move to Crystal PalaceAyew is likely to leave Swansea this summerSwansea City fans have been reacting to Jordan Ayew's reported £4 million permanent move to Crystal Palace. According to reports in the UK, Crystal Palace are set to make an offer of about £4m for the forward, who has scored four goal in 23 appearances. The reports claim Swansea stand to receive most of the £5 million they paid Aston Villa for the Ghanaian - whom it adds Crystal Palace see as a 'decent squad player' - two years ago. Swansea fans have however received to news in diverging manner. Don’t mind about that, but he was a decent player for us — Curtis Evans #YanksOut (@curtis_evans23) April 12, 2019
April 17, 2019 17:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comOpuni Trial: Not a single farmer ever complained about Lithovit fertiliser – AG’s witnessFormer COCOBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Kwabena OpuniThe second prosecution witness in the case involving a former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo, has told the court that farmers never complained about the use of Agricult’s Lithovit Liquid fertiliser. And while working in the cocoa fields on your operations in 5 of the 6 cocoa regions, it did not come to your knowledge that Lithovit fertiliser was distributed to farmers? Yes...during those periods, as I have already told the court, there was no re-evaluation of Lithovit foliar fertiliser. It is your position that during these 3 years, you never saw the product Lithovit Liquid fertiliser on any of your field visits. So, the first time you had an opportunity to discuss or comment on the Lithovit fertiliser that was supplied by Agricult was at the police station.
April 17, 2019 16:52 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: ghpage.comHamamat Montia reacts to nude photos that went viralHamamat MontiaGhanaian model and former Miss Malaika queen Hamamat Montia has finally broken her silence on her nude photos that went viral. The former beauty queen in an Instagram post detailed how she is been blackmailed and how it is difficult running a business as a woman. The Malaika queen took to her Instagram page and stated; “Good morning KingsandQueens. As women, we face many challenges in the hopes of making our dreams come true especially in the workplace. Love always wins.
April 17, 2019 16:52 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Vodafone GhanaVodafone empowers students in Blockchain technologyAngela Mensah-Poku, Enterprise Business Director at VodafoneDigital Innovation through Blockchain technology will take center stage when this year’s HackLab Foundation’s Hackathon opens on Friday April 19th at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The programme is borne out of a partnership between Vodafone’s Enterprise Business, Stanbic Bank, IBM and The HackLab Foundation to digitally empower technology students at the University. This year’s theme, “Can Blockchain Technology transform the Services Sector?” is expected to create a spark and revolutionise the thinking of the student developers on campus. Blockchain technology remains a very popular technology across the world and it will be interesting to see how the students will use it to tackle pertinent issues in the services sector. Commenting ahead of the event, Angela Mensah-Poku, Enterprise Business Director at Vodafone said:“We are always excited about the opportunity to unearth young talents in the digital technology sector.
April 17, 2019 16:41 UTC
Bono East RegionRegional 1st Vice Chairperson, Regional 2nd Vice Chairperson, Regional Treasurer, Regional Secretary, Regional Assistant Secretary, Regional Organiser, Regional Youth Organiser and Regional Women Organiser. Ahafo RegionRegional Chairman, Regional 1st Vice Chairman, Regional 2nd Vice Chairperson, Regional Secretary, Regional Assistant Secretary, Regional Treasurer, Regional Organiser, Regional Women Organiser and Regional Nasara Coordinator. Savannah RegionRegional Chairman, Regional 1st Vice Chairperson, Regional 2nd Vice Chairperson, Regional Secretary, Regional Treasurer, Regional Organiser, Regional Youth Organiser, Regional Women Organiser and Regional Nasara Coordinator. North East RegionRegional Chairman, Regional 1st Vice Chairperson, Regional 2nd Vice Chairperson, Regional Treasurer, Regional Assistant Secretary, Regional Organiser, Regional Youth Organizer, Regional Women Organiser and Regional Nasara Coordinator. Others include Organisational Committee, Research Committee, National Disciplinary Committee, Dispute Resolution Committee, ICT Committee, Welfare Committee, Elections Committee, Events Committee, and Communications Committee.
April 17, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGuinness Ghana supports Otumfuo’s 20th anniversary with cash, premium drinksGuinness Ghana making the presentation to Otumfuo Osei Tutu IIGuinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGB Plc) has supported Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s 20th coronation anniversary with GHS90,000 worth of cash and premium drinks. The board chairman of GGB Plc, Dr Felix Addo, led a high-powered delegation to the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, for the presentation. During the celebration, Guinness Ghana will also refresh Otumfuo’s guests with their premium and number 1 Scotch whisky Johnny Walker. Guinness Ghana has a long-standing relationship with the palace following years of operation in its factory in Kumasi. Indeed, Kaase hosts our biggest installation, which underscores the importance of Asanteman to us.”The company has employed thousands of young people from Kumasi and its environs over the years to produce Guinness Ghana products such as Malta Guinness, Alvaro, Guinness FES, ABC Golden Lager Beer, Star, among others.
April 17, 2019 16:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comKintampo violence: One dead, 10 arrestedPolice has been dispatched to the area to restore orderOne person is reported dead and 10 suspects have been arrested in relation to bloody clashes at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday, 16 April 2019. Chief Inspector Oppong said police were dispatched to the area and the ringleaders comprising of six individuals were arrested and taken to the police station. The youth groups later massed up at the police station in protest against the arrests and demanded the release of the suspects. They indicated that in an attempt to remove wooden logs used as roadblocks, one military officer was stabbed in the hand by one of the protesters. Chief Inspector Oppong further dispelled reports that police fired shots indiscriminately.
April 17, 2019 16:07 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.com2019 AFCON: Sports Ministry cautions Ghanaians against fake agentsSports Minister, Isaac AsiamahThe Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) in a statement has cautioned the public on fake agents fronting on behalf of the Ministry to convey Ghanaian supporters to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. In a letter sighted by GHANAsoccernet signed by the Public Relations Officer Elvis Adjei-Baah the Sports Ministry has not contracted any agency or person to convey supporters to Egypt for the tournament on their behalf." It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Youth and Sports that, some disgruntled people are fronting for the Ministry as agents to convey Ghanaian fans to Egypt for the forthcoming AFCON tournament in June this year". The Ministry wishes to state that there is no such arrangement between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and any agent or person or organisation. "All perspective travellers for the tournament are advised not to deal with any person or persons or organization in this regard".
April 17, 2019 15:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghMövenpick staff lay down tools over 'racist treatment'The staff want the General Manager of the hotel to be dismissedStaff of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra have laid down their tools in protest of what they describe as racist treatment meted out to them by management of the hotel. According to them, the unfair treatment has persisted since 2011. Some guests at the hotel who have been abandoned with no staff to assist them have joined the media to witness the demonstration. Some staff who spoke to Graphic Online alleged that Ghanaian workers were treated harshly and dismissed by the hotel when they committed misdemeanours such as stealing pens while expatriate staff were let off the hook when they stole from guests. They also alleged that a female expatriate staff who stole gold bars from a guest remains an employee of the hotel even after she was arrested by police.
April 17, 2019 15:55 UTC
The decision follows last night’s demonstration by some students of the University at Tesano in Accra, against school authorities. The demonstration was to protest management’s decision to prevent them from taking their end of semester exams due to unpaid fees. But, SRC president of the university, Emmanuel Owusu Twum, has told Citi News calm has returned to the school after deliberations with authorities. “A whole technology school, we don’t have a lab, plugs are not working properly, our internet does not work properly. The students lamented that they would have to resit the papers they were not allowed to write at a higher cost.
April 17, 2019 15:45 UTC