General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comGhana needs a national identity to progress – Sam GeorgeSam George, Member of Parliament for Ningo PrampramThe absence of a national identity is the bane of Ghana, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram has said. “Ghana needs a national identity. Because we don’t have a national identity, we are swayed by the wind. Ask a Ghanaian what it means to be a Ghanaian, we just don’t know. Today if you ask any Ghanaian what makes them a Ghanaian, they don’t know – may be corruption,” he said.
June 19, 2019 06:22 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgPayment Systems and Services Act to boost ongoing digitisationDr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of GhanaDr Ernest Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, on Tuesday said the Payment Systems and Services Act will help to create an enabling environment for the on-going digitisation processes in the economy. Dr Addison said digital innovation was creating unprecedented opportunities for Africa to grow its economy, create jobs and transform people’s lives. In collaboration with payment service providers, financial technology companies (fintechs) have designed innovative products and services to promote digital savings, lending and investments to unbanked customers at affordable costs. Some of the products and services include; online payment platforms, mobile banking services, Quick Response codes, money transfer services, deployment of Point of Sale devices, termination of inward remittances into mobile wallets, and agency banking. He called for the collaboration and commitment of all stakeholders to leverage on digital technology to enhance development.
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General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: umat.edu.ghMeet the 2019 winners of Falling Walls Lab Ghana competition from UMaTCharllote Abena Benyarku receiving her certificateMs Charlotte Abena Benyarku and 3 of her colleagues, who are 2nd year Environmental and Safety Engineering Students called The W2E Group, have won the 3rd edition of the Falling Walls Lab Ghana competition organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Accra. They presented a project entitled “Enva-Clean Fuel”. Enva-Clean Fuel produces less smoke, burns longer, produces more heat and does not require trees to be cut down thereby conserving the forest. Her prize is a fully sponsored trip to Berlin, Germany to represent Ghana in the International Falling Walls Lab in November, 2019. The Falling Walls Lab competition is a challenging and interdisciplinary platform that offers the opportunity for excellent academics and professionals to present their innovative ideas, research projects and social initiatives.
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General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comKomenda College begins partnership talks with Teacher Education Institutions in UK and USFile photoThe Komenda College of Education in the Central Region has begun partnership talks with Teacher Education Institutions in the UK and the US to improve their image globally. Speaking at the Graduation of 464 newly trained diploma teachers of the College, the principal indicated the college has some international linkages already with teacher education institutions in the Netherlands but will forge for more international partnerships to boost the image of the college among its peers. “Already discussions have begun with teacher training institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the years ahead, management of the college is going to embark on serious international partnerships,” he averred. Dr. Kwesi Wilson Nkum says management of the college has already begun reviving existing partnerships with institutions such as the Teacher Education with Gouda in the Netherlands.
June 19, 2019 01:18 UTC
His comments come few days after President Akufo-Addo went to Jamaica on a state visit where his nephew, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and other family members were seen around him at ceremonies that should have been attended by ministers of state. … President Mills, President Kufuor never did this. “…I can smell something…Those are the areas where offshore banking thrives, those Carribean countries are where offshore banking experts are. He further called on religious leaders to put the president on track and asked, “Where are the wise men? Arch Bishop Duncan Williams, Dag Heward Mills where are you?”He continued, “Where is my own Pastor Mensah Otabil?
June 19, 2019 01:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo inaugrates 5-member committee on emolumentsThe committee on emoluments taking an oath of officeThe President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, in accordance with, article 71 (1) of the Constitution, inaugurated a 5-Member Committee which is to make recommendations to him and to Parliament on the salaries and allowances payable, and the facilities and privileges available, to article 71 officeholders. The composition of the Committee, done on the advice of the Council State, is chaired by Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa Baidu, an eminent scientist and marine conservationist, former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon, and Chairperson of the Board of the Millennium Development Authority. The Terms of Reference of the Committee are twofold:1. to make recommendations in respect of emoluments and other privileges for article 71 officeholders, as specified under the Constitution; and2. to examine any other relevant matter which the Committee deems appropriate to its work. “The task ahead of you is a challenging one, and it is my expectation and hope that you will be up to it, and deliver your report expeditiously. You have my full support to undertake this assignment, and I assure you of the government’s assistance, if needed, throughout the period of your work,” he added.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: ghanaguardian.comKwame A Plus arrested? Kwame A Plus is said to have been arrestedThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has arrested musician Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, Ghanaguardian.com has learnt. The self-styled anti-corruption campaigner is being held for allegedly using a fake Facebook account to libelous stories against the Executive Chairman of State Enterprise Commission (SEC), Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, otherwise known as Asabee. Defamatory SuitAsabee after A Plus' refusal to succumb to his demands went ahead to the Accra High Court slashing the latter with a defamatory suit. Mr. Asamoah Boateng herein as contained in the suit is praying the court for the following actions against A Plus:i.
June 18, 2019 21:22 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgFarmers Association commends government on floor price for cocoaSome members of the Ghana Cocoa Coffee and Sheanut Farmers AssociationThe Ghana Cocoa Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association has commended Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire for setting the floor price for cocoa at $2,600 per metric tonne. Farmers in the two countries produce more than 60 per cent of the world’s cocoa output but have been hit hard by the collapse in cocoa prices in 2017. Representatives from across the industry met in Ghana to discuss the common floor price for cocoa beans produced in Ghana and Ivory Coast that would protect farmers’ livelihoods. Traders, manufacturers and processors agreed to the proposed floor price of $2,600 per tonne, but requested a technical meeting on July 3 to address details of its implementation. The Association believed that the new price was a relief to boost production in the cocoa sector and as well increase the incomes of cocoa farmers in the country.
June 18, 2019 20:37 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgKayaye to receive vocational skills trainingA flyer of the fund raising campaignThirty vulnerable girls engaged in head porterage (kayayo) in Accra and Kumasi are to benefit from an integrated vocational and life skills training initiative to empower them to earn a sustainable income and take good care of themselves. Areas of the training include; dressmaking, hairdressing, soap making, bead making and fabric weaving. Alhaji Abdel-Rahman said they would also learn packaging, marketing, customer relations, basic literacy and financial management to help sustain their business after the training. Most of them have either not been to school or dropped out of school, and therefore, lack employable skills that can get them decent jobs in the cities. He, therefore, appealed to all to support the GDCA in its attempt to secure the needed funds to undertake the project to bring relief to them.
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comLimited registration: Lawyer fears EC may disenfranchise first-time votersFrancis-Xavier Sosu lost the 2015 parliamentary contest on the ticket of the NDCHuman Rights lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu, has said, the Electoral Commission may disenfranchise many new voters if it does not take steps to regularise issues with its current registration system. Mr Sosu made the remarks after visiting the Zonal Council in Madina where officers of the Electoral Commission were embarking on the limited Registration exercise, Tuesday. “Today is day two of the exercise and we have had lots of complaints from our agents on the ground. “If nothing is done about the system in place now, many first time registrants and hopeful voters may not have the opportunity to register,” Mr Sosu said. He used the visit to interact with the Police, EC officials and many who had come to register.
June 18, 2019 20:15 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: ghananewsagency.org'I hope to stay here for long' – Kim GrantKim Grant, Head Coach, Accra Hearts of OakHead Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Kim Grant has said he “hopes to stay” with the club for a longer period, in order to supervise the success of the project he has started. Coach Grant said there had been a lot of positive changes at the club, since he took charge and that he was hopeful of great results in the future. Coach Grant in a post-match interview commended his players for showing “character” to come back into the game following an early lead by their visitors. He said the team was “growing game by game” and was happy for the work done within his short stay at the club. If these we keep these boys together and keep working hard they going to go places,” Coach Grant said.
June 18, 2019 19:41 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comMaiden edition of The Brand Conference Gh to be held in JulyThe event is expected to bring together relevant stakeholders to discuss on brandingThe maiden edition of The Brand Conference Ghana has been scheduled for July 19, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. The conference is to equip corporate entities, SMEs as well as individuals across the country for greater achievements through branding and brand management skills. Organisers of the event, Breins Studio, stated that The Brand Conference is the first of its kind in Ghana and it is intended to be held annually. Touching on the theme for the conference, “Becoming Great Brands for Great Achievements” she indicated that the forum is to create brand awareness and its benefits through training, exhibition, and networking. Any brand can increase sales and value by 388 percent.”Speaking at the conclave are Director of Securities and Exchange Commission, Rev.
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Business News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Ministry of Works and HousingNew technology for building a house in 11 daysHungary wants to contribute to Ghana's Affordable Housing projectThe Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has commissioned a Rapid Housing Technology in Accra. Commissioning a 3-bedroom house model constructed within 11 days using the Rapid Housing Technology, Mr Atta Akyea, said the technology is a game changer in the housing industry in Ghana which will help wipe out the huge housing deficit confronting the country within a short period. Mr Atta Akyea, disclosed that Ghana will collaborate with the Hungarian Government to roll out Affordable Housing across the country using the Rapid Housing Technology. He commended Syno-Africa and SOLIN, for such an innovative technology aimed at boosting housing delivery in Ghana. He said the Hungarian Government in the last two and half years has completed projects in the Energy, Water and Housing sectors including the Kumasi water treatment plant.
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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghKotoko, Ashgold in dicey duel tomorrowKotoko face regional rivals, Ashantigold SC at the Accra Stadium tomorrow afternoonKumasi Kotoko are keen to achieve their double target this season as they face regional rivals, Ashantigold SC at the Accra Stadium tomorrow afternoon in the first semi-finals of the Tier Two of the Special Competition. “Just after the game against Hearts, we turned our attention to Ashgold. When the two sides met in the Tier 1 contest in Group A, Kotoko won 2-0 in Kumasi but lost 0-1 to Ashgold in the return match in Obuasi. Ashgold have been quite impressive, topping their group with 23 points and successfully going past Medeama SC, New Edubiase and others to get to this stage. The other semi-final match will be a Division One League contest between Unistar Academy and Nzema Kotoko at the Cape Coast Stadium..
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General News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comWorkshop on Waste Management Financing opens in AccraThe workshop brought together representatives from 13 citiesA 4-day workshop on waste management financing has opened in Accra with the objective to create stronger links between waste management projects and their financial implications in order to promote investment and financial sustainability. The workshop is being hosted by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly ((AMA) in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and with support from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). “With the support of our private partners, two waste transfer Stations have been constructed to improve collection and recycling, we are also collaborating with waste pickers and informal waste collectors, who have now become valuable allies in our waste management system," he said. “Accra can boast of one of the largest Waste Recovery Parks in West Africa where we are testing the latest technologies in conjunction with private sector. The Deputy Regional Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Gifty Nadi , congratulated the City of Accra for the best practices of improving waste.
June 18, 2019 19:07 UTC