Business News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgGN Bank customers demand swift payment of depositsThe customers have given the bank two weeks to pay them appreciable amounts of their depositsOver 700 aggrieved Customers of GN Bank and Gold Coast Securities Company in Upper West Region have given the defunct Bank two weeks ultimatum to pay them appreciable amounts of their deposits. He also suggested if the bank could not make liquid cash available to customers for withdrawal, or the officials should give customers bank drafts for payment into other bank accounts for easy accessibility for their monies. The Bank of Ghana downgraded GN Bank to a savings and loans company in January 2019 due to liquidity challenges. “GN Bank (GN) was unable to comply with the Minimum Capital Directive by 31st December 2018. Consequently, GN Bank has applied for, and the Bank of Ghana has approved the grant of a savings and loans company license.
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She pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm to her stepson when the charge was read to her. The Abura Dunkwa District court presided over by Justice Anthony Abebrese on Thursday considered the plea of guilty by Efua Baduwa who is also pregnant. He, however, pleaded guilty to the charge of abetment but with an explanation. He told the court he intervened only to save the boy ’s rotten hand looking at the extent at which it was. Isaac Eduful was subsequently fined a 50 penalty unit, equivalent to GHc600, in default, he will serve a 12-month jail term.
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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comVigilantism is an abuse of power – Kwesi Prattplay videoKwesi Pratt, Veteran journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight NewspaperVeteran journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has condemned the use of vigilantes by political parties describing the act as an official misconduct by party leaders. Speaking at the ‘Aagbe Wo’ public forum, Kwesi Pratt said the country is moving at a dangerous alarming speed with the evolution of vigilantism and if care is not taken democracy will be destroyed. Political vigilantism has become more or less a permanent feature in the Ghanaian politics, especially, in the last decade in the quest for political power. These vigilante groups collaborate with the police to provide security during party events such as Congress, press conference and demonstrations. Expressing concern, he said, “At this our level of vigilance, I’m afraid, I’m sad, I’m worried.”Citing the Rwanda genocide and chaos in Haiti, where millions of people lost their lives, Kwesi Pratt predicted a similar case in Ghana if politicians do not eradicate this menace.
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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: dailyheritage.com.ghChief Justice 'weeps' for exit of retiring Akoto-Bamfo from Supreme CourtChief Justice Mrs Sophia AkuffoTHE CHIEF Justice, Mrs Sophia Abena Akuffo, broke down in tears after paying a glowing tribute to her friend and sister at the bench, Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, during a valedictory (farewell) ceremony to mark Justice Akoto-Bamfo’s retirement from the bench. Her Ladyship Vida Akoto-Bamfo, so today we celebrate you as you go on retirement. ‘Be inspired’“As we celebrate Justice Akoto-Bamfo, all of us must be inspired by her hard work and quality standards. She referred to Psalm 92:12-14 admonishing the retiring justice that she should lead a life of integrity and righteousness to the glory of God so that even in her old age, she will continue to impact other lives and enjoy the blessings of the Lord. The president of the Ghana Bar Association, Mr Tony Forson, and the Deputy Attorney General, Mr Joseph Kpemka, on behalf of the Attorney General, took separates turns to acknowledged the effort of the retiring Supreme Court Judge.
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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comOsafo-Maafo blasts Mahama for ‘painting Ghana black’ to diplomatsplay videoFormer President John MahamaSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, says it was wrong for former President John Mahama to show photos and videos of the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election to the diplomatic community. Reacting to Mr Mahama’s meeting with the diplomats and his subsequent showing of the violent pictures to them, Mr Osafo-Maafo said the former President stooped low. What does former President Mahama want to portray? When indeed there is nothing to paint black. Mr Osafo-Maafo is, however, convinced Ghanaians will not allow themselves to be led into violence.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMahama’s act unpatriotic, shameful – Osafo Maafoplay videoYaw Osafo Maafo, Senior MinisterSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has condemned former President John Dramani Mahama for painting a gloomy picture of the country to some members of the diplomatic community in Ghana. The briefing traced the history of the NPP’s introduction of the vigilante groups, their training and the dangerous decision to arm the hoodlums and also clothe them as supposed national security operatives. Reacting to this, Yaw Osafo Maafo quizzed Mahama’s intentions and what he aims to achieve after showing them videos and images of the Ayawaso violence, stressing that investigations are currently underway to bring the perpetrators to book. What does former President Mahama want to portray? On 31st January, masked security men purportedly to be National Security operatives shot and injured seven supporters of the NDC during the by-election.
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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.comBlood-stained nightie was found in J.B. Danquah’s room – Ken AgyapongThe late J.B. Dankwah Adu was murdered in his residence in February 2016Member OF Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong has alleged that a bloodstained nightie belonging to a lady was found at the scene where late MP Joseph Boakye Danquah was killed three years ago. Mr. Agyapong claimed to have been invited to the crime scene by the Ghana Police Service (GPS). The MP was of the view that if the owner of the stained nightie can be found, then it would be easier to uncover who was behind the late J.B. Danquah’s murder. It is unclear what Mr. Agyapong is trying to arrive at, especially at a time he is part of seven other persons the wife of the late MP, Ivy Heward-Mills, has sued. But in spite of the lawsuit, Mr. Agyapong said he will continue to ‘dig’ into the circumstances leading to the murder of the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP at East Legon in Accra.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: mynewsgh.comWe’re sorry for Salaga violence - Kpembewura begs Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-AddoThe Paramount Chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area, Kpembewura Bangbage IV has unreservedly apologized to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Yagbonwura, the people of Gonjaland and Ghana as a whole for the unruly behaviour of the youth that characterized the announcement of Damongo as the Regional Capital of the newly created Savannah Region. In a statement signed and copied to MyNewsGh.com, he assured the President that they have accepted Damongo as the Regional Capital calling on the security agencies to carry on thorough investigations into the violence and bring the perpetrators to book. We wish to assure the President that we accept his decision to designate Damongo the seat of the King of Gonja the Yagbonwura as the Regional Capital of Savannah Region". The action occurred few hours after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Damongo as the Regional Capital which is set to have angered them. Residents of the area MyNewsGh.com gathered, were looking forward to being given the Regional Capital and had lobbied only to be denied with the explanation Damongo was well positioned for it.
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Sports News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Footballmadeinghana.comU-20 AFCON: Ghana players stranded in Niger cry for helpGhana was knocked out of the competition last SaturdayStranded players and officials of Ghana’s U20 side in Niger have been crying for help after they were thrown out of their team hotel on Wednesday. FootballMadeInGhana.com reported the embarrassing situation of the Ghana team in Niger on Wednesday after the team was directed to leave the hotel for overstaying. Ghana was knocked out of the competition on Saturday and were expected to depart Niger on Monday per the regulations of CAF. But only eight players were able to depart Niger as of Monday with the rest waiting in earnest to leave on Tuesday. But their hopes were dashed as officials failed to get their flight ready to depart Niger to Ghana.
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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019Source: mynewsgh.comDr Bawumia, Father Campbell celebrate Valentine's Day with street childrenplay videoDr Bawumia spent his Val's Day with Rev Fr Campbell to feed street children at 'CTK Soup Kitchen'The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has for the second time teamed up with Rev Father Andrew Campbell to give hope to hundreds of street children. Dr Bawumia on Valentine’s Day spent the morning with Rev Father Andrew Campbell and parishioners of the Christ The King Catholic Church to bring some cheer into the lives of street children at their daily Soup Kitchen. In brief remarks, Vice President Bawumia thanked Fr Campbell and his staff for their humanitarian gesture, pointing out that every society is judged by the way it treats the needy and underprivileged. I want to thank Fr Campbell, his staff and parishioners of Christ The King Church for their care for these children. Vice President Bawumia advised the children to stay out of trouble despite their difficult circumstances, saying “We think you’re special, and today we want to assure you that we love you and have not forgotten about you.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comNational security yet to find suspected weapons in NDC politician’s houseplay videoAlbert Kan Dapaah, National Security MinisterNational Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has said despite his Ministry’s suspicion of arms stockpiling in an opposition politicians house, no weapons have been found. A Commission of Inquiry has been looking into the incident that has attracted for government, widespread condemnation. He disputes concerns that the presence of these masked men with weapons could not have caused fear and panic during the by-election. The NDC parliamentary candidate in the by-election has vehemently denied keeping weapons within the house. The Minister would not call the so-called mission of confirming and retrieving the weapons a failure.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghAyawaso by-election: Vehicles used by masked men not from Police – Deryplay videoInterior Minister, Ambrose DeryThe Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has claimed that vehicles used by some masked men during the Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-election were not from the Police Service. Some masked security personnel who arrived at the premises were in SWAT inscribed vehicles and in some cases were being driven by people in Police uniforms. The National Security Minister, Mr. Kan Dapaah and the Minister of State in Charge of National Security Bryan Acheampong are also set to appear before the commission today. The Commission has requested members of the public wishing to submit information, statements, or other relevant materials can do so through their secretariat. It has former Dean of the Faculty of Law of GIMPA and private legal practitioner, Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi as its Secretary.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.com'Stop blaming the police for every injustice' – IGPInspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-ApeatuInspector-General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu has asked the public to desist from apportioning blames to law enforcement agencies for crimes people commit in the country. In a meeting with the press on February 14, in Accra, he indicated that Ghana had gotten to a stage where there’s the need to apply a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ to manage the nation’s security challenges. To that effect, he underscored the need to extend support and not blame them for every injustice perpetrated in the country. “We would do our bit and also advice the public to desist from using the police as soft target to blame. Security is a collaborative responsibility.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.gh‘Go and sin no more’ - Parliament reprimands Ken AgyapongKennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin CentralParliament has reprimanded Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, asking the NPP firebrand to ‘go and sin no more’ for describing the house as cheap. The action followed recommendations of the privileges committee of Parliament for Mr. Agyapong to either be suspended or reprimanded after finding him guilty following a motion filed by Asawase MP Muntaka Mubarak. This position was, however, rejected by Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu who argued the position of the majority will change after the break. Mr. Agyapong subsequently apologized when he was given the opportunity to speak but not without some drama. The Speaker, Mike Oquaye subsequently ruled for Mr. Agyapong to go and sin no more.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comKen Agyapong apologizes to ParliamentKennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin CentralAssin Central Member of Parliament, Ken Agyapong has apologized to Parliament for insulting the House. Citi News’ parliamentary correspondent, Duke Mensah Opoku said the MP admitted saying Parliament is cheap but denied describing the House as useless. The MP apologized when Parliament met today to vote on the appropriate sanctions to be meted out to him, after he was found guilty of contempt of Parliament by the Privileges Committee. The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye subsequently reprimanded Kennedy Agyapong. The committee report recommended a reprimand or suspension of Kennedy Agyapong for the rest of the session of Parliament.
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