General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comNo ex-gratia for Kufuor 10 years after leaving officeFormer President John Agyekum KufuorFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has revealed that successive governments have not paid his ex-gratia after serving as President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009. “I haven’t been paid ex-gratia,” he told Accra-based Joy FM on Monday, 10 December 2018. He said that there were committees that suggested ex-gratia for Article 71 office holders which were approved by parliament. Mr Kufuor accused the Mills-Mahama administration which took over from him, of turning a blind eye to the provision. Even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in government currently, Mr Kufuor maintained that what is due him has not been paid.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comEarth tremors can damage Weija Dam – Amamoo OkyereThe Weija DamThe Weija Dam is likely to suffer from the frequent earth tremors in that part of the country, Professor Emmanuel Amamoo Okyere, a former Executive Director of the Centre for Geographical Information Science at University of Ghana, has said. Residents of those areas in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, were left in fear on Sunday, 9 December 2018 after a series of earth tremors rumble through the area. The tremors, which occurred around 7:50 a.m., shook buildings and created some fear and panic among the residents. Speaking on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM hosted by Kwabena Prah Junior (The Don) on Monday, 10 December, Prof Amamoo Okyere said: “The residents, including Asamoah Gyan living around that area, must consider relocating following the tremors.”He further stated that: “The Weija Dam could be adversely affected following the frequent earth tremors.”The Weija Dam is a dam on the Densu River which supports the main water treatment plant for Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: yen.com.ghTwo Ghanaian footballers face deportation for working without permitsEdward and Patrick arrested in Indonesia for working without permitTwo Ghanaian footballers have been arrested in Indonesia for working without permits, YEN.com.gh can report. The suspects, only known as Edward and Patrick, have been charged with working without permits. According to immigration officials in the city of Parepare in South Sulawesi, they will be deported to Ghana on Sunday, December 16, 2018, for violating the country's immigration laws. They were picked up for playing in the Regent Cup tournament, with mgabet account id offering similar odds to the highly coveted tournament. Local immigration officials were allegedly tipped off by rivals supporters in the tournament which resulted in the arrest of the suspects.
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Politics of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comNDC race: Mahama's sponsors 'barred' from primaries committeeFormer President, John Dramani MahamaA deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukunor, says persons who are said to have publicly donated cash to pay for the filing fee of former president John Mahama, cannot serve on the yet-to-be-constituted electoral committees that will supervise the primaries. The NDC through its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, announced election guidelines which among others, set the cost of the presidential form at GH?20,000 and the filing fee at GH?400,000. The petition saw the intervention of the Council of Elders forcing the party to slash the filing fee to GH? 300,000 amid assurances that there will be no bias on the part of the party. The supposed list of donors included past appointees of former president Mahama as well as some minority members of Parliament.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comDeath toll rises to two in renewed Chieftaincy clashesHomes have been torched in the meleeOne more person has been gunned down and many schools remained shut following intensified gunfire exchanges between chieftaincy factions in Bole in the Northern Region. The fighting is between supporters of two individuals of the same royal family who have laid competing claims over the Bole skin. Tensions began to gather on Friday night as the funeral rites of the late Bolewura was being performed. I left the place early and cannot tell what happened at my back even though I know about the chieftaincy issue,” she told Starr News. Two royal individuals, who are all members of the Safope gate, laid claims to the Mandari skin and confusion broke in June last year over the rightful candidate of the Bole skin, after the chief, Bolewura Awuladese Pontomprong Mahama (II) died.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: /rainbowradioonline.comNew policy on mining will fade out activities of unlicensed miners - AssociationFile photoThe Director of Operations for Small Scale Miners Association of Ghana, Mr Emmanuel Yirenkyi Antwi, has expressed optimism in the release of the new policy to regularise small- scale mining in the country. He believes the new process adopted by government is a new initiative to monitor and sanitize mining especially small-scale mining activities. Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that government will on Friday December 14, 2018 release a new policy framework to regularise mining activities in Ghana. The committee he said has done a lot of work to help sanitise and reform the mining sector. He told the host unlicensed people cannot be allowed to mine hence the move to form the committee to validate and regularise activities of small-scale miners.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.com'The harm being done on our water bodies is not a joke' – Water Resources MinisterMinister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia DapaahMinister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah has argued that the extent of damage caused by the operations of illegal mining, popularly known as 'Galamsey' can never be underrated. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 5th National Policy Summit held in Takoradi on Sunday, December 9, 2018, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah bemoaned the deplorable state of water bodies in the country. The 5th National Policy Summit was under the theme, "Improving Performance of State Owned Enterprise and Agencies". She recounted that her journey to the Western Region for the National Policy Summit, was met with a rather threatening site of the River Pra. In this sense, it therefore became obligatory for the Government to bring into being a Committee on Illegal Mining.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comGovernment to announce new mining policy framework December 14th - Info. Minister hintsInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong NkrumahThe Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has hinted government will on Friday, December 14th announce a new mining policy framework to regularise and reform mining activities in Ghana. "An Inter-Ministerial Committee against Illegal Mining was established to supervise ban and the transition to the new legal and well-regulated mining regime. Upon institution of the ban, joint military and policy security operation known as Operation Vanguard was launched to enforce the ban.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaian doctor saves 'dying' woman’s life on board KLM flightFile photoA Ghanaian doctor with the Police Hospital in Accra and a German doctor, on Saturday December 8 saved the life of a sick woman on board a KLM passenger plane. The KLM flight, KL 0589 travelling from Amsterdam to Accra had to be delayed for almost two hours at Schipol Airport to make way for the two medical doctors to revive the Ghanaian woman who collapsed on board the flight due to severe abdominal pains. The doctors, Chief Superintendent Dr. Samuel Ofori and Dr. Prof. Manfred Spitznas worked together to save the life of the "dying" woman. He described the journey as “the most stressful and eventful flight” he had encountered. Mr. Nyarko further commended the two doctors for saving the life of the passenger, adding “once a life was saved all our discomfort paled into insignificance”.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghFive die in River OtiBodies of the victimsFive persons are reported dead at Wasawasa, a farming community in the Kpandai District in the Northern Region, when the canoe in which they were travelling capsized on River Oti last Saturday. They were said to be returning from a funeral at Nasandi, a community near Kpandai, when the incident occurred. The deceased have been identified as Abochie Bigreni, 22; Tibisi Masonzi, 18; Tilacha Mandi, 18; Mamjo Soya,19, and Kwame Ndinba,15. He said on arrival, the policemen realised that a search party had been mobilised by the community to retrieve the bodies. According to him, they were able to retrieve two bodies on Saturday evening, while the other three bodies were recovered Sunday morning.
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Politics of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.gh8 battle ready for NDC presidential primariesJohn Mahama, Alban Bagbin and Joshua AlabiSo far, eight stalwarts of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are battle ready to contest the party’s presidential primaries slated for January 26, 2019. The latest to do so was Mr Goosie Tanoh who became the last flag bearer aspirant of the NDC to pick his nomination form on the deadline day last Saturday. Other aspirants who have picked the nomination forms are ex-President John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Stephen Atubiga, Alban Bagbin and Sylvester Mensah. The picking up of nomination forms by persons aspiring to lead the NDC successfully came to an end on Saturday following the pickup of forms by Mr Tanoh. Picking of nomination forms was also extended to Saturday, December 8 for aspirants who petitioned the Council of Elders.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: Office of Vice President CommunicationsNational Chief Imam honours Vice President BawumiaVice President Mahamudu Bawumia paying respects to the Chief ImamThe National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has honoured the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, by presenting to him a special batakari during the 61st Annual Maulid Celebration to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad in Fadama on Saturday, 8th December, 2018. Making the surprise presentation to the Vice President, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu said the gesture was in appreciation of Dr. Bawumia’s passion, contribution and commitment to the cause of Islam. “His Excellency the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has done so much, and this presentation is to acknowledge and appreciate his contribution, passion and commitment to the cause of Islam,” Sheikh Aremeyao Shuaib, Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, announced on his behalf. The presentation, done at the peak of the ceremony, was a surprise gesture from the National Chief Imam, who is very careful with his praise of personalities. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia thanked the National Chief Imam for the honour and symbolically wore the special batakari, to rapturous applause.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: classfmonline.comCETAG resumes work todayCETAG called off the strike last week following the intervention of the National Labour CommissionMembers of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) have resumed work today, Monday, 10 December 2018 after they called off their strike. The teachers have been protesting against the delay in payment of their interim market premium as well as book and research allowances. They called off the strike last week following the intervention of the National Labour Commission (NLC). The NLC ordered the parties involved in the negotiations to resolve the prolonged impasse within 14 working days, beginning today, Monday December 10. We believe in the rule of law and the word that was given by the Commission is well with us."
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Mr. Mensah mentioned this on Saturday, December 8 2018, when he was addressing branch and Constituency executives in Nkwanta North and South Constituencies in Kpassa and Nkwanta respectively. I promise to bring my expertise in fund management to bear on this so as to support the party", Mr. Mensah stated. Some flagbearer aspirants, including Mr. Sylvester Mensah, petitioned the party's Council of Elders for a review of the fees and dates to complete the exercise. Mr Mensah opined that the NDC has come a long way and must begin to adopt innovative ways in raising funds for party activities, including payment of dues. Beside that, they have commended Mr Mensah for running a clean campaign devoid of personal attacks and have promised to vote for him.
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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comFour British girls, teacher raped at gunpoint on school trip to Ghanafile photo: The pupils together with their teacher are receiving treatment at a hospital in the UKA British newspaper, The Sun newspaper is reporting that four British school children aged 16 and 17, together with their teacher have been allegedly raped at gunpoint on a school trip to Ghana. A security man at the hostel who tried to stop the attack was shot and seriously injured by the perpetrator. The girls and their teacher, whose names have been withheld are reportedly recovering from their traumatic ordeal in a British hospital. The Sun newspaper indicated that the pupils flew to Ghana on a trip that was meant to give them the opportunity to experience life in a developing country. The school which wasn’t named by the newspaper, partners a West African volunteering charity that supports disadvantaged Ghanaian children.
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