Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comFormer Ghana midfielder Otto Addo named Dortmund assistant coachFormer Ghana international Otto Addo has returned to DortmundFormer Ghana international Otto Addo has been named Borussia Dortmund assistant coach focusing on youth development. Addo will join Dortmund next season when his current mandate as assistant coach of fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach ends at the end of the season. ”Delighted to announce the return of former Borussia Dortmund player, Otto Addo, who will serve as an assistant coach focusing on youth development!,” Dortmund confirmed the news on Twitter. The former Dortmund attacking midfielder's new role will see him also serve as a link between the senior team and the youth team. Otto Addo represented Ghana at the FIFA World Cup in 2006, making two appearances at the Mundial as the West Africans reach the round of 16 in Germany.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comFootball is not for you - Normalization Committee member slams 'football people'Normalisation Committee member Naa Odofoley NorteyNormalisation Committee member Naa Odofoley Nortey has sent a vitriolic reply to critics who have questioned their football know-how. Nortey was named on the four-man committee to restructure Ghana football after the No. Some football administrators in the country see her as a novice and lacking the requisite experience to bring the sport back on track. Football is not about football people if football is about football people alone, I wouldn't have been appointed to help,' Odofoley told Sunyani-based Metro FM. Football is about rules and regulations, is about finances, it's about sponsorship, it's about good corporate governance that's what FIFA stands for.
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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comPolice not going off Cap 30 – Interior MinisterInterior Minister, Ambrose DeryInterior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, has debunked claims by the Minority in Parliament that the current pension scheme of the security agencies will be altered. His denial follows a statement released by the Minority, signed by the Ranking Member on the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, Mr James Agalga, on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 condemning what they said were attempts by the government to remove the Ghana Police Service and other security services from the Cap 30 Pension Scheme. The Minority said it “unreservedly condemns government’s attempt to remove the Ghana Police and other security services from the Cap 30 Pension Scheme. The Minority fully acknowledges the hiring conditions under which the officers and men of the Police Service and other security agencies work. “For instance, in most cases, personnel of the security agencies work more than the mandatory eight hours a day for all public sector workers.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: cafonline.com2019 AFCON: 56 match officials selected for pre-tournament training campCAF has selected 56 referees to undergo trainingTwenty-seven (27) Referees and 29 Assistant Referees have been selected for a preparatory course scheduled for 28 April to 5 May 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, as part of the build-up to the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. The selected match officials, representing 33 Member Associations, will take part in the intensive eight-day training camp, to decide on the match officials for the final tournament scheduled for 21 June to 19 July in the Egyptian cities of Alexandria, Cairo, Ismailia and Suez. Whilst in Rabat, the officials will undergo medical and physical test besides theoretical and practical sessions under the supervision of experienced CAF Instructors. Also to be discussed are the amendments to the Laws of the Game, which takes effect 1 Jun 2019, and will be implemented during the tournament. A blend of youth and experience, Egypt and Tunisia have the biggest number of representatives – five (5), consisting of three referees and two assistant referees.
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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghTakoradi kidnappings: Families mount pressure on police to produce girlsThe three girls were kidnapped in Takoradi last yearFamilies of the kidnapped Takoradi girls have intensified pressure on the Ghana Police Service to rescue them, following claims by the CID that it knows their whereabouts. The family have expressed outrage over failure by the Police to rescue the girls two weeks after the CID revealed that it knows where they are. According to the families, the lack of information after the CID’s earlier announcement has heighted their fears. I can’t even sleep.”Meanwhile, a Child Rights Activist, Bright Appiah has urged the aggrieved families to petition parliament over the matter. According to him, the CID faulted for publicly disclosing that it knew the whereabouts of the girls.
According to an exclusive report received by Ghpage.com, four final year students of Bibiani Sec-Tec have gang-raped one first-year female student anally. A close source at the school who spoke with Ghpage.com revealed that the four boys led by one who is the son of a prominent chief in the area managed to lure the first year female student outside the school premises. When she went to see them, they were able to lure her outside the school with reasons not yet disclosed. Unable to control herself, she finally confessed to the school authorities about what really happened the night she was caught by the security. The boys were summoned by the school authorities to the headmaster’s office.
Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comQ4 2018 GDP dips as oil production fallsGDP for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 6.8 per cent, representing a dip in the previous quarterGhana’s growth fell in 2018 as the country’s oil and gas volumes dropped in the last quarter of 2018. 2.9 million barrels of oil were shipped within that period, a little below the 3 million barrels of oil shipped in the previous quarter. Real GDP for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 6.8 per cent, representing a dip in the previous quarter’s 7.4 per cent of the same year. “The industry sector recorded the highest growth of 8.9 per cent; Services was 5.8 per cent and Agriculture was 4.4 per cent,” he added. This is expected to further boost economic growth in 2019 to hit government's targeted GDP of 7.6 per cent.
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comNDC kicks against limited voters registration at EC’s district officesJohnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDCThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will resist attempts by the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the upcoming limited voters’ registration exercise at the district offices of the commission. According to the NDC, the move was not part of the issues upheld during the last Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held in March. He also cited struggles residents of Bole, for example, may encounter because it is under a curfew. The Commission plans to compile a new voters register for the next presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana after an agreement with the various political parties. But the NDC also denied that there was an agreement to compile a new voters register for the next general elections.
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The action eventually led to the collapse of seven banks and the downgrading of one. “Why would you spend about 18 billion to collapse banks, government is now denying, saying they spent about 15 or 16 billion, even that is huge, you spend that much to collapse banks?”, he quizzed. The former legislator said the government could have been a little more pragmatic in its approach to cleaning the banking sector without necessarily having to collapse banks, some of which he said were done arbitrarily. “Couldn’t there have been a move that government could take to assist these banks?”, he questioned, on the assumption the banks indeed had problems. He likened the seeming panic in the banking sector now to a doctor bleeding a wound to heal.
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Politics of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comWhat is wrong with the current register? - NDC questions ECNDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu NketiaThe National Democratic Congress(NDC) is demanding answers from the Electoral Commission(EC) over the latter's decision to compile a new voter's register ahead of 2020 elections. Addressing the media at the Party's headquarters, the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said it was important for the EC to justify the need for a new voters register. "We will need to be told what is essentially wrong with the current register and what changes are needed to right the wrongs in the register. The current register has been 8 years since it was prepared.
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Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comSEC to ‘strongly enforce’ directive on guaranteed returnsDaniel Ogbarmey Tetteh is Director General of the SECThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is sending a strong warning to Fund Managers and other market operators against promising guaranteed returns on investments. The SEC gave a directive on that in 2014 and we are strongly enforcing it. From last year June, we issued a strong directive to our market operators to stop the practice of guaranteeing returns. The SEC has said it is taking firm steps against some investment firms that appear on its complaints radar. Mr Ogbarmey Tetteh said there is an ongoing process to ensure that the SEC directive against fixed returns is complied with by market operators.
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: bbc.comIvory Coast destroys tonnes of dangerous rice rejected by GhanaRice been dumped at a landfill siteOfficials in Ivory Coast are destroying 18,000 tonnes of rice that has been declared unfit for human consumption. The BBC reports that the shipment of rice, from Myanmar (also known as Burma), had been refused entry at several West African ports in recent weeks, including Lome, Conakry and Accra. The goods were finally unloaded in Abidjan and then tests were done, which showed there was a problem with the rice. It is now being taken to a landfill site.
General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: abcnewsgh.comYou are a brave and visionary leader - Pentecost pastor to Akufo-Addoplay videoApostle Kenneth Baffoe Antwi, Atebubu Area Head of Church of Pentecost speaking at the durbarThe Atebubu Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Kenneth Baffoe Antwi has showered praises on President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his visionary leadership in transforming Ghana ABC News Ghana can report. “I will take this opportunity to thank you Mr President as a pastor that you made a promise and requested us to pray for you, which we did. whether people understand it or not, may God bless you,” Apostle Kenneth Baffoe Antwi said at a function observed by ABC News Ghana. He added that persons without the president’s foresight ignorantly criticise him for such visionary ideas. Watch below excerpts of the comments made by the Atebubu Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Kenneth Baffoe Antwi
Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comDaniel Amartey making ‘promising recovery’ from horror injuryLeicester City defender Daniel AmarteyLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Daniel Amartey is making a ‘promising recovery’ after suffering a horror injury in October. Amartey broke his ankle against West Ham following an innocuous challenge with Michail Antonio, leaving him on the sidelines for a minimum of six months. However, Rodgers claims the Ghana international has already returned to training after initially being ruled out for the season. “Daniel is with the medical and sports science team,” he told reporters. “We’ll see how that goes between now and the end of the season, but everything is looking positive.
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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghGhanaian Fred Swaniker named in Time Most Influential People of 2019Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert Fred SwanikerGhanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert Fred Swaniker has been named in Time Magazine's list of the most influential people of 2019. Swaniker, 43, was profiled by telecoms entrepreneur and chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mo Ibrahim in the pioneers' section of the list released today. He lauded Mr Swaniker's educational initiatives such as the African Leadership Academy, African Leadership Network and African Leadership University which hopes to educate three million leaders of tomorrow. About Time 100Time 100 (often stylized as TIME 100) is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by the American news magazine Time. The final list of influential individuals is exclusively chosen by Time editors with nominations coming from the TIME 100 alumni and the magazine's international writing staff.
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