General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comWhat is wrong with Nkrumah cleaning toilets - Sekou reactsplay videoSekou NkrumahSon of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Nkrumah, has attacked a former Gold Coast Politician, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, over allegations that his father cleaned toilets for a living. Sekou Nkrumah reacted on his Facebook page saying such utterances by Joshua Attoh Quarshie were disrespectful to the legacy of his father. I clean toilets at home for free… So how can that stupid UP man explain that with no university degree Nkrumah could write 15 solid political books? “When they called him ‘Dr Nkrumah’, he appeared before Watson Commission and he was asked ‘Are you a doctor…?’ and he said no. Mr Attoh Quarshie noted that the socialists have been covering the truth because there was a lot of evidence which was never made public.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: classfmonline.com2020 polls: NPP training thugs in combat technique at Asutuare – MahamaFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Mahama has alleged that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is training thugs in batches at Asutuare to cause mayhem during the 2020 polls. Speaking about electoral violence during a visit by the Ghana Journalists Association, Mr Mahama said he prays the level of violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election is not repeated on a nationwide scale. “We remember what happened in Ayawaso West Wuogon. “I remember at the time of Ayawaso West Wuogon, there was a letter that came out asking party executives to bring able-bodied people to be trained as security. “It’s is a worry that Ayawaso West Wuogon will be repeated on a larger scale than it did”, Mr Mahama, who is the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ 2020 flag bearer said.
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He said it had been 25 years since the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) created a platform for people in all nations to recognise, promote and create awareness on mental health issues. He said this year’s, theme follows after the World Suicide Prevention Day, which fell on September 10 on the same theme, saying the focus on suicide and its prevention by the mental health fraternity worldwide speaks volumes of mental health as a public health crisis that was manifesting through suicide. Dr Osei said in Ghana, statistics of some five years ago was 1500 deaths per annum through suicide. “The link between suicide and mental disorders in particular, depression and alcohol use disorders is well established. Dr Osei said suicide rates were also high amongst vulnerable groups who experience discrimination such as refugees and migrants; indigenous peoples; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) persons and prisoners.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comToday in 2017: Money laundering reports about Asantehene inaccurate - ManhyiaThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu IIThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, while on a visit in the UK in 2017, was reported to have laundered £350,000. The Manhyia Palace refuted the claim stating that the report was inaccurate and inconsistent. Read the full story originally published on October 11, 2017, on GhanawebJoy News sources at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi have dismissed money laundering reports against Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, describing them as inaccurate. The sources say Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will not engage in money laundering because he is a known figure across the world who has several properties well-known, across the world including the UK. They are treating it as one of the many reports which aim to defame one of the revered overlords in the world.
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Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: citinewsroom.comI am still friends with Kwesi Nyantakyi - Fred Pappoe responds to fallout rumoursGFA Presidential aspirant, Fred PappoeGFA Presidential aspirant, Fred Pappoe, has denied falling out with former GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi. Pappoe, an Accra Great Olympics Board Member, worked under Kwesi Nyantakyi as GFA Vice President from 2005 to 2010 before leaving the post after the World Cup in South Africa amid rumours of disagreements between the pair. Speaking on Citi TV’s The Tracker, Pappoe cleared the air on his relationship with the former GFA Boss and even went as far as describing himself and Mr. Nyantakyi as friends. “There has never been a fallout with respect to my relationship with Mr. Nyantakyi, we had a very good cordial working relationship to quite a great extent”“It depends on what you describe as friends, I think we were friends but there are levels of friendship”Fred Pappoe and 5 others are contesting for the position of the GFA presidency which will be decided on October 25, 2019. He launched his manifesto on Thursday in Accra and he stated his vision to take care of Ghana football under his 5Rs: recover, restore, redeem, repair and revive Ghana football.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comSex for grades: 3 times Prof Gyampo contradicted himself in his defenseplay videoProf Ransford Gyampo is currently being investigated by the University of GhanaSenior lecturer at the Political Science department of the University of Ghana (UG), Prof Ransford Gyampo, has denied the allegations levelled against him in BBC’s ‘sex for grades’ exposé and threatened to sue the media house. But after the release of the full documentary, Prof Gyampo was found contradicting himself in parts of the interview he granted many media houses shortly after a snippet of the documentary was released Monday afternoon. But the documentary showed otherwise as Prof Gyampo is heard telling the lady, “…I told you we are buying two, so let me buy. Prof Gyampo is heard complaining “Formal, formal, formal, formal, you want to talk about work, work, nothing else. The University of Ghana is currently investigating Prof Ransford Gyampo, and another lecturer who was also indicted in the documentary, Dr Kwame Butakor.
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Entertainment of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Tmghlive.comThe Caveman brand will be remembered - Anthony Dzamefeplay videoCEO of Caveman Watches and Timepiece Ghana, Anthony DzamefeThe CEO of Caveman Watches and Timepiece Ghana, Anthony Dzamefe over the weekend, picked up the award for Technology & Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the FORTY under 40 award ceremony. In his speech, he challenged the new generation of African entrepreneurs to aim higher and stand firm in the face of trails. “I receive this award with great gratitude on behalf of the Caveman team, on behalf of everyone who has patronized and supported in every little way. We are only at the very beginning of a grand global dream and this award is a great reminder to us that trials shape dreams and every disposition will take us to a higher position. This award is a reminder that we are far from the dream but we are heading in the right direction.”Tony who was recently listed as part of the 2019 top 40 Young CEOs in Ghana, founded Caveman Watches — A classic African wristwatch brand established in 2018 with inspiration from the durability, originality and the beauty of natures incorporated in the handcrafted watches of the Caveman.
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Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: sportsworldghana.comBlack Meteors players demand refund of airfares for Algeria AFCON qualifier clashBlack Meteors beat Algeria to qualify for the AFCONA growing sense of frustration and regret is gradually creeping into the camp of the Black Meteors of Ghana, sportsworldghana.com has learnt. Players numbering about twelve (12), are yet to receive a refund of their airfares, several weeks after honouring a national team duty, specifically in the 2019 Caf U-23 Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria. However, this hopes have been dealt a huge blow as the Sports Ministry remain silent on this worrying development. The Black Meteors secured a qualification to the U-23 African Cup of Nations which will be staged in Egypt; shrugging off competition from their Algerian counterparts in a two legged qualifier. Ghana’s credible sports portal will keep it’s readers informed upon any positive development to this editorial piece.
October 11, 2019 10:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comHow Ato Essien was charged with Stealing GH¢70mFormer CEO of Capital Bank, Ato EssienRecent information stumbled upon by DAILY GUIDE shows how William Ato Essien, founder of the defunct Capital Bank, allegedly took GH¢70 million from the bank, leading to its collapse. Ato Essien even said no adverse findings were made against him when the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) investigated his alleged misconduct at the failed Capital Bank. Ato Essien was charged on Tuesday along with Rev. Together, the four are facing a total of 26 counts of conspiracy to steal, stealing, money laundering, among others. Ato Essien and Tetteh Nettey are alleged to have also stolen — between the same period — GH¢30 million from the bank.
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Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: ghanaguardian.comWe know a lot about Kotoko coach Zachariassen - San Pedro MidfielderSan Pedro will play Kotoko in the Confed Cup playoffKotoko have been paired to play little known Ivorian side San Pedro for a place in the group stage of the Caf Confederations Cup. Gariba Mohammed a Ghanaian who plies his trade for Ivorian side San Pedro says they know a lot about Kotoko's Norwegian trainer Kjetil Zachariassen. Zachariassen in November 2007 moved to Ivory Coast where he with two others started a football academy. He initially traveled to Ivory Coast to find talent which at that time he was working for Portsmouth F.C. "We have much information about Asante Kotoko coach Kjetil Zachariason,he's stayed in Ivory Coast for a long time and has coached about four clubs."
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghBonding of trainee nurses, midwives cancelled; ‘you’re free to go now’ – MinisterFile: Some nursing traineesGovernment has scrapped the system of bonding trainee nurses and midwives in the country on the back of its inability to employ the thousands of graduates currently pushing for jobs in the public health sector. “Bonding is stopped now,” Deputy Health minister Tina Mensah announced Thursday, but did not give details on when the decision was taken by governmentGovernment in 2005 introduced the bonding of trainee nurses and midwives to curb the brain drain in the health sector, which it said, was impacting negatively on health delivery in the country. Under the system, nurses trained in public health training institutions had to serve in Ghana for five years before they could leave the shores of the country to practice elsewhere. “Now it is no more there so you’ve not been bonded,” she emphasised, adding, “now that they are no more bonded, you’re free to go”. She indicated that the trainee allowance being paid should not be misconstrued as a form of bonding, saying, “When you’re given allowances it doesn’t mean you’ve been bonded”.
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It has already shaken the very core of Ghana's University education system with even the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, having been indicted. The BBC Africa Eye released a documentary on Monday which centred on cases of sexual harassment by lectures in tertiary institutions. The Sex For Grades Investigations were conducted at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the University of Ghana, Accra, snaring some four lectures. To them, the abject neglect of the implementation of policies on harassment in institutions, has embolden lecturers to take advantage of students; allowing the culture of sexual harassment to fester on campuses. Even while the dust is yet to settle, renowned journalist and host of Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Kwami Sefa Kayi says Ghanaians should brace themselves up for more such exposé.
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“To believe that government can say an MP deserves to be slapped because he provoked a security officer is unconscionable. It means that… anybody can be brutalised by a security officer if he believes that you have provoked him… not even an MP is immune to brutality,” Mr Mahama lamented. Mr Mahama argued that the actions of the government provide a sinister precedent for future attacks by government-trained thugs targeted at government’s political opponents. “It is a worry that Ayawaso West Wuogon will be repeated on a larger scale than it did. Mr Mahama also spoke about fake news, mercenary journalism, the stalled DTT roll-out, continuous training for journalists, remuneration and compensation for journalists and government’s closure of pro-opposition radio stations.
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Entertainment of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comBenny arrives for ‘Holy Ghost Revival’ at The Maker’s House 2019 Experience ConferencePastor Benny Hinn will lead the service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pastor Benny Hinn arrived Thursday night to participate in the ongoing Experience Conference taking place at The Maker’s House Chapel International (TMH), near the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, Atomic, Accra. Experience Conference so farThe Experience Conference which is in its 5th year, has become a major calendar event for the Christian community in Ghana, Africa and the World over. The 2019 edition of the Experience Conference which is on the theme; “The same Jesus” got off Sunday, October 6, at the all-new auditorium of The Maker’s House Chapel International, in Accra. On Tuesday, Pastor Miller spoke on the need for Christians to garner the strength to confront the giants they do not have the courage to confront.
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General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghNABCO to deploy digital platform to monitor trainees’ performanceGreater Accra Regional Coordinator of NABCO, Hajj Baba MohammedThe Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) will, beginning next year, deploy a digital platform to effectively monitor the attendance and performance of beneficiaries of the programme. The Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of NABCO, Hajj Baba Mohammed, who made this known, said the technology would also help track the geographical location of NABCO trainees whenever they clocked in. He was speaking at a media briefing as part of activities to mark the first anniversary of NABCO in the Greater Accra Region. Hajj Mohammed said there had been improvement in the output of the agencies where NABCO trainees were posted, especially under the revenue, education, health and agriculture modules. Some of them see notifications to go to our portal and give updates, but they refuse to do so,” Hajj Mohammed added.
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