Music of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBukom Banku thrills fans with new song after public workoutplay videoThe fans cheered and danced to the new song with lyrics in Ga.Boxer Brimah Kamoko popularly known as ‘Bukom Banku’ on Tuesday October 17, 2017 entertained fans who graced the Bukom Boxing Arena with his new song. The fans cheered and danced to the song which lyrics in Ga. Bukom Banku became the center of attraction when he opened his workout session with over hundred fans seated at the gym enjoying his routine workout after observing that of Bastie Samir’s. The two heavyweight boxers look ready for the bout on Saturday. Each boxer will take home GHC100,000 from the organizers ‘Box Office Promotions’ after the bout whilst the winner of the fight receives GHC5,000 package from the Mayor of Accra, Nii Adjei Sowah.
October 19, 2017 07:07 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: peacefmonline.com'NPP doesn’t mind losing 2020 Elections' - John BoaduJohn Boadu, Acting NPP General SecretaryPresident Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) will continue to do what is right even if that will cost them the 2020 elections, Mr. John Boadu, acting general secretary of the ruling party has declared. Speaking on Peace FM's “Kokroko” Morning Show on the recent gas explosion in Accra, Mr. Boadu said the fear of losing elections has made many leaders to condone injustice and crime. “We are fighting galamsey with all the resources we can command and we will continue to do so even if it will make us lose the 2020 elections. “This country needs a leader who just wants to do the right things and does not care about the consequences. Last year, former President Mahama was vilified when he said that he didn’t mind doing the right things and losing the election.
October 19, 2017 07:07 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMajority continues attempt to ‘kill’ Ameri deal todayMinority in Parliament say they will support Majority if they prove their claimsThe Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament will Thursday continue a review of the documents detailed by Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond, calling for Parliament’s withdrawal of the AMERI power deal. The Minority in Parliament challenging the K.T Hammond and the entire Majority in Parliament to head to court if it believes the $510 million AMERI Power deal signed in 2015 under the NDC administration was fraudulent. Until proven otherwise, former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor said the Minority has nothing against the power deal which the Majority insists is over-priced by $150 million. Minority members on Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee boycotted meeting held early on Wednesday to reconsider the $510 the power deal. However, in the Build Operate Own Transfer (BOOT) agreement signed between the government and AMERI, the deal was pegged at a minimum of 510 million dollars leaving Ameri with a commission of $150 million.
October 19, 2017 06:45 UTC
Regional News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: citifmonline.comFour district assemblies pledge support for alleged witchesThe four district assemblies hosting the ostracized women promised to renew their health insuranceAuthorities of four district assemblies have pledged their support for inmates of five alleged ‘witch’ camps dotted across the Northern Region. This follows the alleged witches’ recent complaints of starvation since the suspension of their grants payment under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme. Representatives of Yendi, East Mamprusi, Nanumba South and Gushiegu district assemblies, at a day’s workshop dubbed “Working with alleged witches,” renewed their commitment to support the ostracized women. It brought together local government officials and Civil Society Organizations to propagate the implementation of policies required for the protection of the alleged witches. The four district assemblies hosting the ostracized women promised to renew their health insurance, ensure the release of their LEAP grants, and support community-level sensitization and reintegration exercises.
October 19, 2017 06:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comACP Addo-Danquah’s appointment ‘not politically smart’ – Prof. GyampoProfessor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, Political Science lecturer at the University of GhanaA Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo has described the appointment of new CID boss, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah as a decision which is “not politically smart”. According to Prof. Gyampo, ACP Addo-Danquah’s professional legitimacy and authority have been undermined considering the controversies surrounding her appointment as the CID boss. “This is a government that has been accused wrongfully or rightly to be staffed by family relations. This is a government that has been accused wrongfully or rightly to be staffed by family relations. You cannot head a public university as lecturer or even senior lecturer where there are full professors in active service, NEVER.
October 19, 2017 05:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comControversial Zoomlion sanitation module will be reviewed – Sammy Awukuplay videoSammy Awuku is the Board Chairman of the Youth Employment AgencyGovernment will soon review a sub-contracted youth employment and capacity building initiative that made the headlines in 2014 for allegedly paying beneficiaries a paltry monthly fee. The Youth in Sanitation Module was signed between the erstwhile Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) and sanitation giant, Zoomlion Ghana, in 2011 to address youth employment challenges. Currently, at least 40,000 workers have been engaged nationwide, according to figures on the website of Zoomlion Ghana. The last Zoomlion contract was renewed in 2015 by the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, he revealed. “What I can assure you is that the NPP [New Patriotic Party] government will take a critical look at this sanitation module going forward,” Sammy Awuku told the host of Upfront, Malik Abass Daabu.
October 19, 2017 05:15 UTC
Boxing News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comDuke Micah’s clash with Mario Diaz called off! Duke MicahTh much talked clash between Ghana’s Duke Micah and Mexico’s Mario Diaz has been called off, Ghanacrusader.com can confirm. The clash between the Ghanaian and the Mexican was billed to come off on Thursday in USA. But according to information gathered by Ghanacrusader.com, the clash was called off following the late arrival of Micah and his trainer Carl Lokko. Micah and his trainer left Accra for US last Monday night and they arrived on Tuesday.
October 19, 2017 05:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana to host 2018 World Press Freedom Dayplay videoDeputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah interacting with UNESCO Director-GeneralAs the world prepares to mark the 25th World Press Freedom Day, Ministry of Information has stepped up to oversee the organisation of the event in Ghana. The two-day event is expected to take place in Accra from the 3rd to the 4th of May 2018 and will bring together leading actors from the media, civil society, policy makers, representatives of the judiciary, and academia to discuss latest developments and pressing challenges related to press freedom and the safety of journalistsThe Information Ministry in collaboration with UNESCO have formed a multi-stakeholder steering committee to oversee the planning of the event. It will also assess the role of the media and judiciary in addressing crimes against journalists especially as the world continues to witness cases of harassment, attacks and killing of journalists and media workers in the line of duty. The 2018 celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana will be the fourth time the occasion is marked on the continent and is expected to be marked in over 100 countries across the globe. World Press Freedom Day has been celebrated annually since 1993, when the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day.
October 18, 2017 23:48 UTC
Feature Article of Thursday, 19 October 2017Columnist: Nana Yaw OseiBawumia’s convoy brouhaha: Can Professor Adei be a complicit? Job evaluation could have helped professor Addai to know external and internal pay/benefit equity of the Vice president of the Republic of Ghana. What criteria did professor Addai use to determine that all the 16 cars in the said convoy belong to the vice president of Ghana? Professor Addai cannot tell us that during his leadership at GIMPA his staff members did not attend meetings in their individual cars? When it comes to owing fleet of cars, almost every Ghanaian including professor Addai is a complicit.
October 18, 2017 22:07 UTC
Diasporian News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: Immanuel Okrah BoatengGhanaians in New York welcome new Consul GeneralProfessor Samuel Amoako was introduced as the new consul general of New York CityWith barely ten months into office, the Nana Akufo-Addo led government has taken its message of hope to Ghanaians in the diaspora. Professor Samuel Amoako has been introduced as the new Consul General. The Consul General stated that the mission’s strategy must change in tandem with the President’s resolve to industrialize the economy. The Consul General urged the Ghanaian community to approach him any time they need his help and asked for their prayers and support. He was accompanied by Mr. Issah Ballah Saeed, NPP New York Financial Secretary and NPP USA Acting Deputy National Organizer.
October 18, 2017 21:33 UTC
Soccer News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comHearts vs Kotoko: Gate fees and kick off time to be announced todayFA Cup Committee will release the official kick-off time and gate fees for FA Cup todayThe FA Cup Committee (FACC) of the GFA is currently in Tamale engaging all stakeholders in preparation towards this year’s MTN FA Cup grand final to be staged in Tamale on Sunday, October 29, 2017. In connection with that, the FA Cup Committee will release the official kick-off time and gate fees for the historic final on Thursday, October 19, 2017. This is the first time Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Asante Kotoko SC will be clashing in the MTN FA Cup final since 1990. The last time they met, Kotoko defeated Hearts 4-2 at the Accra Stadium. However, Hearts were later declared champions following a protest against Kotoko’s two-goal hero, Joe Debrah, due to accumulated yellow cards.
October 18, 2017 21:11 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comGovernment releases funds for payment of NSS allowancesNational Service Scheme (NSS) Deputy Director, Henry Nana BoakyeThe Deputy Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Henry Nana Boakye has confirmed that government has released funds for the payment of allowances due Service Personnel who were posted to their various workplaces last month. According to him, this is not the first time the allowances of service personnel have been delayed explaining that it has to go through certain processes to weed out ghost names. “Are you telling me that this is the first time service personnel have not received their allowances months after posting? The NSS is doing all these to reduce corruption and ghost names from our list of employees”. “There is the possibility for them to receive their allowances for the three months very soon after the auditing is done”.
October 18, 2017 21:00 UTC
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October 18, 2017 20:37 UTC
Sports World News of Thursday, 19 October 2017Source: bbc.comTrump NFL row: NFL won't make players stand for anthemRoger Goodell said he would encourage players to stand, but would not punish themThe NFL will not force its players to stand during the national anthem despite backlash over recent protests, the league's commissioner says. Roger Goodell said he would "encourage" players to stand, but would not punish them if they refused to do so. The commissioner continued: "We want our players to stand, we're going to continue to encourage them to stand." The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Stand for the National Anthem.
October 18, 2017 20:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comWe can’t tell when gas stations will be reopened – Gas Marketers AssociationFile photoThe Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Marketers Association says it cannot tell when its member will resume operations at their respective outlets to serve consumers. PRO of the Association, Bernard Owuridu, explained that they have shut down gas stations to pave way for internal scrutiny and maintenance. He added that they are not doing it as a sign of showing any displeasure following the new government directives to their members. Mr Owuridu explained that members of the Association had a meeting on Tuesday to deliberate on cabinet’s directive on their operations. He said it was at the meeting that some of the members raised concerns about the closure of some outlets by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
October 18, 2017 20:15 UTC