Politics of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comMahama is an excellent candidate – Kofi AdamsNational Organizer of the NDC, Kofi AdamsThe National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams has described John Dramani Mahama as an excellent candidate for the party’s flagbearership slot. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader,” Mr. Mahama wrote. Speaking on the former President’s declaration, Mr. Adams said Mr. Mahama’s inclusion makes the race more competitive. “It is an excellent decision for John Mahama to contest for the flagbearership of the NDC party. Ghanaians are looking for the return of the NDC,” Adams told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Monday.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: classfmonline.comOperation Vanguard busts 8 galamseyers, 2 excavators in WassaThe suspects and the seized mining equipment have been handed over to the policeThe Operation Vanguard (OV) taskforce, led by Col. Michael Amoah Ayisi, on Friday, 18 May 2018, arrested eight illegal small-scale miners at the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region. The taskforce seized over 85 ‘changfas’ and two excavators. The operation was conducted on the Wassa Akropong, Gyapa, Dadieso stretch of the Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayanfuri road. The suspects and mining equipment seized were handed over to the Wassa Akropong Police for further investigation and possible prosecution. The Taskforce has sent a stern warning to all illegal miners to stop their act to afford the government the opportunity to sanitise the environment.
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Blakofe, tendered her resignation about two weeks ago, over what she describes as massive corruption at GTDC which according to her, conflict with her principles. In a post on the social media platform Saturday and Sunday respectively, Blakofe wrote:“Infact with all the wahala, I no longer feel safe. “You resigned on principle and, in fact, won a lot of admiration (from me and many others) for that. But, now it seems like you want to start a whole negative campaign against the government”. He described her ‘death threat’ claims as ridiculous and her utterances as “annoying” and suggestive of “a more sinister motive”.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comUnite to face Mahama – Ephson to Spio-Garbrah, othersAspiring Presidential candidates of the NDC, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Joshua AlabiPollster Ben Ephson has advised members of the NDC seeking to lead the party in the 2020 elections to combine forces in order to put up a competent challenge to former President John Mahama at the party’s primaries. The call comes on the back of the declaration by Mr. Mahama that he will contest the party’s primaries scheduled for November this year. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader,” Mahama wrote on Facebook Saturday. They can get talking to see if they can join forces to beat Mahama,” Ephson said. Mr. Mahama led the party in 2016 elections which saw them losing power to the NPP and president Akufo-Addo.
General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comWe are solidly behind Mahama - ApaakFormer President John MahamaThe National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, has expressed his happiness and joy at the decision by former president John Dramani to contest as presidential candidate when the party gives the green light for interested candidates to contest. The former presidential staffer who was one of the individuals who was mounting pressure on the former president to contest, in a post described the decision by Mr. Mahama as a good one. We continue to pray for him and also assure him of our unflinching support. The zeal and determination of the average sympathizer of our great party is greater and miles ahead of what it was after the December 2016 Elections. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader.’’
Sports News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comMedeama star Kwesi Donsu credits teammates for win over Aduana StarsKwesi Donsu, MedeamaMedeama SC midfield kingpin Kwesi Donsu has credited his two-goal heroics to the entire team after the Yellow and Mauves beat Champions Aduana 2-1 in an outstanding league fixture on Sunday. He was full of praise for his teammates and credited the win to collective efforts. "I (Kwesi Donsu) didn't do it all alone." The Tarkwa side are now top of the table and have a chance to win their first ever premier league title even though the season is just in its 12th week. Meanwhile, the Ghana Premier League, now the Zylofon Cash Premier League returns on Wednesday after a two-week break with Medeama traveling to Berekum to face Chelsea.
General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comIllegal mining: 2 teenagers, 6 others arrested in Wassa AmenfiThe suspects were arrested during an operation over the weekend. The special team of police cum military personnel over the weekend arrested eight illegal miners including two teenagers, at Waasa Amenfi District of the Western Region. The team also confiscated over 85 ‘changfa’ machines and two excavators used by the illegal miners. Tarkwa-Ayanfuri has various illegal miners along the highway. OV [Operation Vanguard] will come after all illegal miners wherever they are, every corner,” Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Squadron Leader Robison Omane Agyei told Myjoyonline.comSquadron Leader Robison Omane Agyei maintained the Operation Vanguard team will not lose focus in its determination to flush out illegal miners.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: citinewsroom.comMother fights radio station over ‘missing’ surgery donationsAn amount of GHc13, 000 was raised for the child's treatmentA three-year-old girl at Keta in the Volta Region, Eyram Agbanyo, diagnosed with a hole-in-heart condition, has been unable to get corrective surgery because donations collected by a radio station was not given to her mother. In August 2017, Jubilee FM, a Keta based radio station, used its medium to appeal for funds for little Eyram. She said the radio station repeatedly told her that Pascal Nyamador would be returning soon. Whenever I call him to, he doesn’t pick up my calls.”She also suspects the management of the radio station is conniving with Pascal Nyamador. It also confirmed that she has filed a complaint against the management of Jubilee FM and investigations have commenced.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: primenewsghana.comAkufo-Addo must recall Ghana's envoy to Israel - Ras MubarakRas Mubarak, Member of Parliament for KumbunguNational Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Ras Mubarak, has called on President Akufo-Addo to recall his envoy to Israel in the wake of Israel's killing of 60 Palestinian protesters, and the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week. According to the NDC MP, Akufo-Addo must join countries such as South Africa, Turkey and Ireland that have recalled their envoys, after Israel’s recent massacre of 60 unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza buffer zone. It is inconceivable that Ghana - one of Africa’s first nations to gain independence - continues to have relations with Israel, a modern-day settler-colonial power,” Mubarak said. “I am proud that my country was on the right side of history in December’s vote against the US and Israel,” Mubarak said. “Ghanaian Members of Parliament and other progressive voices will continue to stand with Palestine, and will continue to strive and fight for justice for the Palestinian people”, Mubarak declared.
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George Dankwa Otempong has since denied conspiracy to commit crime, forgery of official documents and tendering forged documents. His accomplice, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, the managing director of the company has been deported. Police Chief Inspector Francis Tassan told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Sachin Nambeear, the Prosecution witness, is an international businessman and resident in India. Otempong was employed as a clerk and Sivaram as the director whereas their colleague, one Robert Quartey as the secretary of the company. The Prosecution said in 2010, the two accused removed Quartey as the secretary and Otempong acted instead without the employer’s knowledge.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy horrible experience as a trokosi victim in Ghana - Togolese woman narratesplay videoBrigitte Sossou Perenyi was a victim of trokosi but was freed after 'CBS 60 minutes' news reportThousands of women across West Africa have been enslaved by a centuries-old practice called “trokosi”. “With the help of a charity body called international needs, an American viewer flew to Ghana to negotiate my release. Later Brigitte’s father had to consult a soothsayer and he told him Brigitte was alive, but he couldn’t tell her whereabouts. I’m just happy that you’re back home…but if you want to blame somebody, blame me,” he told Brigitte in tears. Among the Ewes who practice the ritual in Ghana, variations of the practice are also called trokosi, fiashidi, and woryokwe, with "trokosi" being the most common of those terms.
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Business News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe are poised to meet the deadline for the new minimum capital – GN Bank CEOplay videoChief Executive Officer of GN Bank, Issah AdamChief Executive Officer of GN Bank, Issah Adam has revealed that the bank is on track to meet the deadline for Bank of Ghana’s new minimum capital requirement as shareholders were able to raise more than they had projected in the first quarter of the year. According to him even though the bank’s shareholders pledged to raise in ¢56million in the first quarter of the year they raised ¢60million. So, we are on track and this quarter two, we are really poised to be able to deliver what we promised that we going to come up with.”The Bank of Ghana, in 2017 announced an increment in the minimum capital requirement of Universal Banks from ¢120 million to ¢400 million giving commercial banks up to December 2018 to meet the new capital which represents an increase of 233 percent. There have been fears of Indigenous banks not being able to meet the requirement following the collapse of UT and Capital Banks as well as the subsequent takeover of UniBank. Various indigenous banks including GN Bank has however assured its customers on various occasions that they will meet the deadline for the new requirement.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgYouth called on to desist from occultism and peer pressureFile photoProfessor Samuel Olufem Adebule, Head of Department of Test, Measurement and Evolution, Guidance and Counselling of the Faculty of Education, Ekite State University, Nigeria has called on youth to desist from occultism and peer pressure. Occultism and pressure he said would destroy their education and their future if they allowed them to occupy their time, adding that, instead, they should let their education be their top most priority. The forum was under the topic “Managing Occultism in Senior High School, the role of Stakeholders”. Prof. Adebule defined occultism as the study of upper natural activities, which could have negative impact on those who indulge in such practices. Ms. Francisca Lamani a Counsellor, called on parents to be role models to their children lead exemplary lives for their children to emulate them.
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General News of Monday, 21 May 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comIgnite passion to support the needy, vulnerable in society – First LadyFirst Lady, Rebecca Akufo-AddoThe First Lady has urged church groups, corporate entities and individuals to tailor some of their activities to include support for the needy and vulnerable in society. Rebecca Akufo-Addo who is also Head of the Rebecca Foundation said helping the poor is divine as it would help in the giver’s admission to Heaven. Mrs Akufo-Addo also encouraged the congregation to practise a prayer culture as it the key to overcoming trying circumstances. She advised the congregation to not only go to church but be steadfast in prayer and fasting. Adored for her numerous humanitarian activities, especially towards women and children, she commended the fellowship for prioritising the care of the vulnerable in society.
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General News of Sunday, 20 May 2018Source: Classfmonline.com‘My life is in danger; they want to kill me’ - Akua BlakofeAkua BlakofeResigned Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC), Akua Blakofe, has said she no longer feels safe in Ghana, since her life is under threat for wanting to do the right thing. “We woke up one morning to news that Fennec had been murdered. We woke up to news about the young bank worker who was murdered. We don't know what issues they had. It means I'm speaking the truth and they need to get rid of me.
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