Business News of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana signs deal to buy aeroplanes for relaunch of international airlineAviation Minister with some officials of The Boeing Company and De Havilland Aircraft of CanadaGhana has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Boeing Company and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada for the purchase of aeroplanes as part of efforts to relaunch an international airline. The MoU was signed on Tuesday, November 19 at the Dubai Air Show. According to a statement issued by Boeing, three of the aeroplanes with a list price value of $877.5 million are to be bought from Boeing. The deal was signed on behalf of Ghana by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda. Boeing is honoured to work with Ghana in helping re-launch an airline to serve this vast market,” he said.
November 20, 2019 02:48 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: thechronicle.com.ghDecember 17 Referendum: NDC acted in bad faith - John Boaduplay videoNPP leadership during the press conferenceThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as shocking, the sudden change of mind of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the upcoming referendum. John Boadu recalled that on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the NDC urged Ghanaians to vote against the proposed amendment. The NDC said that the “needless” NDC-NPP polarisation at the national level should not be extended into the District Assemblies and Unit Committees. There will also be “NDC market” and “NPP market,” and so on and so forth. “This, they have done throughout the many engagements, conferences and symposiums that have been held on the referendum, involving all the major political parties in the country.
November 20, 2019 01:18 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: peacefmonline.comDecember 17 Referendum: Akufo-Addo doesn't need NDC to fulfil campaign promises - NDC CommunicatorEric Adjei, NDC CommunicatorNDC communications team member, Eric Adjei, has warned members of the NPP, especially it's General Secretary to stop pointing hands at them for acting in bad faith in respect to the upcoming referendum. "After all you don't need us to fulfil your campaign promises just like you did not consult us when amending them," he strongly indicated. "How can you blame us for changing our minds in the interest of Ghana when you already have in your manifesto to make local level governance partisan when voted into power," he added. The NDC communicator advised the government to stop comparing themselves to developing countries who have made local level governance structure partisan. "Ghana is a different place altogether from those countries in terms of politics," he said.
November 20, 2019 01:07 UTC
According to the statement, the House of Chiefs is concerned about the adverse effects of partisan politics on local level development if this referendum goes through. I firmly believe Togbe doesn’t understand the concept of the referendum and the reason it would be better for the masses to vote yes”, Chairman Wontumi told Peacefmonline.com. The NDC has, therefore, called on Ghanaians to vote ‘No’ in the December 17 referendum. But Chairman Wontumi replied that history has proven that the NDC are always opposed to good things. But there is data to prove that the majority of people who benefit from the good policies are people who belong to the NDC.
November 20, 2019 00:45 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: citinewsroom.comRas Mubarak apologizes for defying NDC’s position on referendumMember of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras MubarakThe Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has rendered an unqualified apology to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for opposing the party’s position for a ‘NO’ vote in the upcoming referendum. The referendum is to decide on the proposed amendment of Article 55 (3) 1992 constitution that will enable political parties to sponsor the candidates for local level elections. President Akufo-Addo has in the past used his platform to urge Ghanaians to vote YES in the referendum. The Commission called on the public to discard some “misinformation” in the media alleging that the upcoming December 17 national referendum is to elect Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives. I was invited to a meeting at the party national headquarters to discuss my media interviews on the above-mentioned issue.
November 20, 2019 00:11 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: thechronicle.com.ghAccra Digital Center was an 'adakato' - Ursula Owusu-EkufulUrsula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for CommunicationsThe Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has stated that the Accra Digital Center was empty when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took office in January 2017. The duo, Ursula and Sam George, were debating on the 2020 Budget and Financial Policy of the government. “Mr Speaker, even in the 2020 Budget, one of the highlights of the Communications Ministry is the Accra Digital Center. Speaker, the Accra Digital Center we inherited in January 2017 was in Akan parlance 'adakato', an empty structure. “So, he (Sam George) is misleading the House by saying it was a plug and play center.
November 19, 2019 21:00 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 20 November 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comLocal Government official interdicted for 'adding ghost names' to payrollHead of the Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato ArthurThe Human Resource Manager at the Nanton District Assembly of the Northern Region, Sibawei Abdul-Rauf, is under investigation for allegedly engaging in a corrupt act. This follows allegations that the Local Government staff has been adding names of non-existing staff to the Assembly’s payroll and he has been validating them to receive salaries. A letter dated November 13 and signed by acting Chief Director of the Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS), James Oppong-Mensah, said Mr Sibawei’s alleged behaviour “contravenes Section 42(a) (v) of the Conditions of Service of the Local Government Service.”“As a result of your alleged misconduct, the Local Government Service Council (LGSC) has authorised your interdiction with immediate effect pending investigations to establish the veracity or otherwise,” a copy of the letter sighted by Myjoyonline stated in part. Meanwhile, the Council has further directed the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to constitute a committee to conduct the necessary investigations into the allegations against the Human Resource Manager. The Committee is expected to submit its findings and recommendations to the LGSC by November 29, while the Controller and Accountant General has also been requested to take the necessary steps to effect the directive.
November 19, 2019 18:45 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comCreation of Sanitation Ministry defeats purpose of decentralisation - ILGS DirectorMinister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia DapaahThe Director for the Institute of Local Government Studies is questioning the rationale behind the Akufo-Addo government’s creation of the Sanitation Ministry. Dr Nicholas Awortwi insists the creation of the Ministry defeats the purpose of decentralisation. Speaking at a news conference in Accra Monday, he said, “We currently have a broken local government system that has failed to deliver basic services like sanitation. Presenting the second batch of 12-ministerial appointees after being sworn into office in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the new Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources among others. According to the president, the decision to respectively split water and sanitation from the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development stemmed from the neglect of the sub-sectors.
November 19, 2019 18:45 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: citisportsonline.comGhanaian teams and penalty shootouts: A match made in hellThree of five players missed in Tuesday’s shootout for the Black MeteorsHitting a ball past a goalkeeper from 12 yards…how hard could that be? Extremely hard, if the fortunes of the Black Stars, Black Meteors and other Ghanaian sides are an indicator. The Meteors’ loss to Ivory Coast in the semi-final of the U-23 AFCON on penalties is definitely not as high-profile as losses suffered by the senior national side. However, it is yet another heartbreaking trophyless campaign by yet another Ghanaian side at yet another major competition. Three of five players – Emmanuel Cudjoe, Evans Mensah and Kwabena Owusu – missed in Tuesday’s shootout for the Black Meteors.
November 19, 2019 18:11 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comClosure of foreign retail shops not a retaliatory measure – GUTAGUTA has accused government of dragging their feet in resolving the Ghana-Nigeria stand offThe Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) says the one-week ultimatum it has given government to evict foreign nationals engaged in retail trade is not a retaliatory measure to the closure of Nigerian border. According to the National Organiser of the association, the move may rather become necessary due to the result of government’s silence on the border closure adding that they will only reopen locked up shops for the foreign retailers to clear their goods. He added that the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade earlier assured GUTA of a resolution but it has since been close to five months now without a possible resolve. Nigeria’s decision to extend border closure to January 2020On November 1, the Nigerian government announced its decision to shut its borders to all trade until January 31, 2020. On the other hand, the Nigerian authorities have claimed that the closure has resulted in ‘overwhelming success’ in the face of the country’s economy and security.
November 19, 2019 17:48 UTC
It is quite impressive to say open defecation is almost absent in the area, most homes have a toilet facility. Today being World Toilet Day, Ghanaweb visited the community, to put the spotlight on the situation and speak to some residents. It was a wooden structure at first but it got destroyed so we built a new one. World Toilet day is set aside each year on 19th November to inspire the world to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which promises sanitation for all by 2030. World Toilet Day 2019 is drawing attention to those people being left behind without sanitation.
November 19, 2019 17:48 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comStudent attacks on the increase at University of GhanaUniversity of GhanaThere have been several reported cases of attacks on students at the University of Ghana, Legon. Information reaching Ghanaweb indicates that a male student of the university identified as Papa Ayensu has died after sustaining injuries from a knife attack by road robbers at the university campus. Attacks on students have become quite rampant and the phenomena has got students questioning their security status in the institution. There have been other attacks on students at the night market and some parts of campus of the campus. With the recent development which has led to the death of a student, security measures need to be intensified to avert such attacks on students on campus.
November 19, 2019 17:15 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: Adomonline.comStop the dirty politics, it is awful – Health Minister slams NDC over parked ambulancesHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-ManuThe Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop its incessant noise over the distribution of 307 procured ambulances for healthcare delivery in the country. Speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem on Tuesday, the Health Minister explained that, a pre-deliberate inspection of the ambulances needed to be undertaken by the suppliers of the ambulances before distribution across the country. The Minister expressed surprise at the attitude of the Minority and accused them of engaging in dirty politics. “Sometimes I try hard to understand our opponents; all they know is to do dirty politics even with health issues. The buses, numbering 48, have since been parked at the forecourt of the State House, as government awaits the delivery of the remaining 259 ambulances.
November 19, 2019 17:15 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 19 November 2019Source: citisportsonline.comU-23 AFCON: Ghana loses semi-finals to Cote d’Ivoire on penaltiesGhana will take on the loser of the second semi-final between Egypt and South AfricaGhana’s Black Meteors lost 3-2 on penalties to Cote d’Ivoire in Tuesday’s semi-finals in the U-23 AFCON tournament. The exciting match ended 2-2 after extra time after Ghana came back twice after the Ivorians had taken 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the match. Ghana coach, Ibrahim Tanko, made an early change by taking out Robin Polley and bringing in Kwabena Owusu after 26 minutes. He fired home from close range after Kwabena Owusu passed the ball. In the penalty shootout, Emmanuel Lomotey and Samuel Obeng scored for Ghana scored while Emmanuel Cudjoe, Evans Mensah and Kwabena Owusu missed their efforts.
November 19, 2019 16:52 UTC
According to him, President Akufo-Addo is working effortlessly to promote Ghana in countries such as Abuja, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, London, among others. Investors won’t go where there is corruption. John Mahama made the aforementioned statement during the 40th anniversary of the Ghana Union UK in London. According to the former president, the high level of corruption in the country is due to the lack of commitment from leadership. He stressed that although there are institutions meant to fight the canker, it takes leadership and commitment to win the fight against corruption.
November 19, 2019 16:52 UTC