Nana Aba AnamoahIn November, 2019, media personality Nana Aba Anamoah heavily descended on president Akufo-Addo for making too many needless comments about Mahama and losing focus. Reacting to Akufo-Addo’s assertions about his predecessor’s exploits while on tour in the Volta region, Nana Aba condemned his actions describing them as unnecessary. “…the President should be telling us exactly how many jobs he has created in the Volta region alone. He should be telling us the numbers he’s added on in the Volta region alone. There are problems in the Volta region.
January 22, 2020 10:41 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGFA’s Club Licencing Board give Premier League clubs final ultimatumHearts of Oak VS Asante KotokoThe Secretary of the GFA Club Licensing Board, Emmanuel Dasoberi says his outfit plans on getting tough on Premier League clubs who do not want to comply with the directive and criteria necessary to make them compliant and eligible to participate in FA competitions. This comes after the Board revoke the provisional licence it gave to Dansoman Liberty Professionals following the discovery of three snakes at their Carl Reindorf Park. Liberty Professionals' provisional license was revoked after their inability to rectify the infrastructural challenges based on which they were granted a provisional license with conditions, failing which the license shall be withdrawn. According to Mr Dasoberi, every club who was given a provisional license to operate in Ghana’s domestic league should try and fulfil the requirements else will suffer the same fate with Liberty Professionals FC. In an interview with ghanaweb.com, Mr Dasoberi said "the Board raised issues with the weedy nature of the surroundings and also they had to improve the quality of the pitch and we gave them up to the January 10, to clear the weeds from their surroundings but upon getting reports that people saw snakes around the match venue in the game against Hearts of Oak we triggered the decision to revoke the provisional license we issued to them""All the Premier League clubs except Inter Allies were given a provisional license.
January 22, 2020 10:41 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: Goal.comGFA shows mercy to KotokoKotoko's ban has been reduced to three gamesAsante Kotoko's punishment to play five Ghana Premier League home matches behind closed doors due to hooliganism has been reduced to three games. "This decision was taken after the Disciplinary Committee received Asante Kotoko’s reply to the charge sheet sent by the Prosecutor. "While Asante Kotoko accepted guilt for the conduct of their supporters, the Club pleaded for mitigation based on which the Disciplinary Committee empanelled five members to hear the case." After the game, the clash continued between Kotoko fans and the police. Kotoko, who lost 1-0 to Chelsea on the day, played behind closed doors in Sunday's matchday five home fixture against Ebusua Dwarfs.
January 22, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: starrfm.com.ghVoters register: ‘Yenpini’ demonstrators petition OtumfuoThe demonstrators walked through the principal streets of Kumasi Tuesday to protestThe major Opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress, with all other political parties, have petitioned the Otumfuor following a demonstration against the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile new voters register ahead of the December polls. The demonstrators walked through the principal streets of Kumasi Tuesday to protest. An earlier protest was held to challenge plans of the new register at Tamale in the Northern region. The group presented a petition to the Otumfuor to put in a word to prevent the EC from going ahead with heir plans. So, basically the summary of it is all about we not being satisfied with the EC coming out to say that they want to compile a new voters register.
January 22, 2020 06:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI only cautioned Ahmed Suale in 2017 after he ‘scammed’ me – Nyantakyi revealsAhmed Hussein Suale and Kwesi NyantakyiFormer Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi has condemned reports linking him to the murder of member of Tiger P.I., Ahmed Hussein Suale a year on. His emergence from the shadows had been necessitated by a “misreportage” of events by a French investigative journalist which was subsequently carried by some local media outlets. And we can reveal that he also sent death threats to Ahmed Suale in 2018. And we can reveal that he also sent death threats to Ahmed Suale in 2018. "After spending over $25,000 on airline tickets and hotel fees at Qatar, Ahmed Suale switched off his phone and bailed on us.
January 22, 2020 06:22 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: thechronicle.com.ghOsafo-Maafo wants Domelevo jailedAuditor-General, Daniel Yao DomelevoThe Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo and four officials from the Ministry of Finance – Michael Ayesu, Abraham Kofi Tawia, Eva Mends, Patrick Nomo – have filed contempt proceedings at an Accra High Court against the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, for failing to file in court the documents based on which they were surcharged. The Applicants last year filed an appeal at the Registry of the High Court, Accra, with the pleadings for the court to set aside the AG’s decision on disallowance and surcharge against them. Per the law, the AG was required to file the documents on which he based that decision, in addition to reply to the appeal 14 days after service on him. With the backing of the law that failure to file the documents fourteen days after service, constitutes Contempt of the Court, the applicants decided to file the application against the AG and praying the court to impose prison sentence on him or any other punishment. The applicants are also asking the court to make consequential orders including the setting aside of the impugned decision of the Respondent.
January 22, 2020 04:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgReject new voters’ register to enhance credibility of 2020 electionsNDC demonstrates against ECSome Ghanaian minority parties have rallied the citizenry to stand up against moves by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 general election. The about four-hour demonstration involved the NDC, United Front Party (UFP), People’s National Convention (PNC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), All People’s Congress (APC), United Progressive Party (UPP) EGLE Party and Convention People’s Party (CPP). The demonstrators held placards some of which read, “We Need Jobs, Not New Register”, “Don’t Touch Our Cherished Voters’ Register”, “Don’t Destroy Our Democratic Credibility”, “EC Must Let Cool Heads Prevail”, “Ghana Must Speak”, amongst others. The EC should do due diligence in the decision to compile a new voters’ register, because posterity will judge us if our actions lead to chaos,” he stated. Nana Agyenim Boateng, Founder of the UFP, warned that the inter-party coalition would continue to hit the streets until the EC rescinded its decision.
January 22, 2020 01:18 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comIssah Abass scores to send FC Utrecht to Dutch KNVB Cup quarterfinalIssah Abass was on target for FC UtrechtGhanaian striker Issah Abass was on target for FC Utrecht in their 2-1 win over FC Eindhoven in the Dutch KNVB Cup on Tuesday night. Samy Bourard sent the Eindhoven fans at the Jan Louwers Stadio into frenzy mood after opening the scoring in the 37th minute. But the visitors came back strongly to level the score line through Issah Abass in the 61st minute. A late strike scored by French youngster Jean Christophe Bahebeck on the 112th minute secured FC Utrecht a place in the quarterfinal stage of the Dutch Cup. He has scored 5 goals in his 15 appearances for FC Utrecht in the ongoing campaign.
January 22, 2020 00:11 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comLeonard Owusu signs for MLS side VancouverLeonard OwusuFormer Dreams FC captain Leonard Owusu has been signed by MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Owusu will join the team for preseason camp in the coming weeks - pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), medical, work permit, and visa. ''Leonard is focused on improving and moving forward in his career step-by-step,'' said Whitecaps FC sporting director Axel Schuster. ''He is from a very good academy in Ghana, performed well playing aboard in Israel, and now is the right time for him to take on a new challenge in Vancouver. We are looking forward to having Leonard join our group.''
January 21, 2020 22:07 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 21 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comYempene Demo - Interparty resistance to petition Otumfuo over voters registerLeading members of NDC lead the frontline of demonstrations against the voters registerThe Interparty Resistance against the compilation of a New Voters Register has disclosed plans to petition the Asantehene Otumfuo Asantehene Osei Tutu the second. The voters’ register that we currently have, has produced President John Dramani Mahama. The new voters register that the electoral commission intends to bring, has not been tried, tested and approved so ‘Yempene,” He charged. He outlined that the group will match to Accra, Ho, Damango, Takoradi, Takyiman, Sunyani and anywhere it can go, to tell people that they will not agree with the Electoral Commission. Some Civil Society groups and policy think tanks under the Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition have also expressed their disagreement with the argument put out by the Electoral Commission on the compilation of a new voters register.
January 21, 2020 19:30 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 21 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFocus on our uncompleted hospitals and interchanges, not new register – MuntakaMP for Asawase, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak MohammedThe Member of Parliament for the Asawase Constituency Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak Mohammed has asked the Ashanti region to demand that government completes the seven uncompleted hospitals and commence construction of the promised interchanges if it has 800 million cedis to satisfy the demands of the Electoral Commission. They are now telling us that there is something called operational enhancement expenditure which they spent 620 billion old cedis. If the president has money, he should use it to build our uncompleted hospitals. He should use same to build our interchanges which we were promised,” he exclaimed. He insisted that he will continue to lead the charge to ensure that the “needless duplication of biometric voter registrations” does not materialize.
January 21, 2020 18:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgFarmers complained that lithovit liquid fertilizer was water - WitnessDr Yaw Adu AmpomahDr Yaw Adu Ampomah, the third prosecution witness in the trial involving, Dr Stephen Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD and one another on Tuesday said farmers expressed concerns about the lithovit liquid fertilizer supplied to them. The Counsel asked the witness that in respect of lithovit liquid fertilizer, was he aware of any farmer or user complaint that COCOBOD received and he answered in the affirmative. He said some farmers complained that the lithovit liquid fertilizer was like water and that when they go to their various farms and the need arises as a result of shortage of water, they could drink that in place of water. The Counsel asked the witness that on May 17, 2017, per a letter, COCOBOD awarded a contract for the supply of 50,000 liters of galil insecticide and that letter was signed by the witness and he agreed. “In any case the witness has testified extensively on testing procedures at CRIG, as well as the procurement processes of COCOBOD.
January 21, 2020 18:33 UTC
We need to find a way to think outside the box in trying to find a way to address the infrastructure deficit that there is, and finding novel instruments for financing Africa’s infrastructure.”He continued, “Nobody is looking for gifts or charity, but we are saying that if there is equity in the way most people look at it, the means for being able to address the deficits and the difficulties exist, and I think that the London stock exchange can play a really significant and important role in this new thinking. “That, in my view, is absolutely important for the future of the continent and for our relations with countries like Britain”. On his part, the British Prime Minister, Rt. Boris Johnson, praised the excellent relations existing between Ghana and the United Kingdom, and praised his Ghanaian counterpart for the work done in growing Ghana’s economy, and for making it one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The British Prime Minister touted the United touted as the “ultimate one-stop shop” for trade, education and tech”, adding that “look around the world today and you will swiftly see that the UK is not only the obvious partner of choice, we’re also very much the partner of today, of tomorrow and decades to come.”
Business News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgGermany to support Ghana's economyDorothee Dinkelaker, Head of Cooperation at the German EmbassyThe German government has underlined its readiness to stand with Ghana every step of the way to grow its economy and end its over-reliance on development assistance. The workshop sought to provide technical advice, training and organizational development measures to national institutions. He said the implementation of the District Level Revenue Software within the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies for Internally Generated Funds mobilization had begun yielding results for the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). He said this would also drive local economic development and deepen the budget and revenue management support at the national and local levels for effective delivery of government programmes. GovID is a module commissioned by the German government with support from Global Affairs Canada and it seeks to support efforts to reform the country’s public financing management for national development.
Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgTwo Kotoko officials charged with misconductKennedy Boakye Ansah, PRO of Kotoko has been charged by GFAKennedy Boakye Ansah - Public Relations Officer of Asante Kotoko and Isaac Donkor - a Management Member of the club have been charged on various counts of misconducts. The Club’s Officials' action brought the game to a temporary halt, which eventually gave Kotoko’s supporters the zeal to agitate contrary to Regulation 34 (1) (a) of GFA Premier League Regulations. Both officials of the Club are deemed to have misconducted themselves though their alleged offensive conducts and improper behavior. The two Asante Kotoko Officials have within two days to either accept the charge and immediately comply with the sanctions and that will end this matter or otherwise proceed to submit their Statements of Defence. In case the two officials decide to proceed to the Disciplinary Committee, should the prosecution be successful at the Disciplinary Committee, the Prosecution shall pray the Disciplinary Committee for the imposition of the maximum sanctions as set out by the GFA Statutes, Disciplinary Code and Regulations.