I bring to you a breakdown of how Ghanaian players fared on Friday and SaturdayENGLANDIn the Championship, Andy Yiadom lasted 90 minutes for Reading as they suffered a 4-0 defeat to Sheffield United. In the National League, Bernard Mensah played 90 minutes for Aldershot in their goalless draw with FC Halifax. Enoch Kwateng played 90 minutes for the losers. In the Budesliga III, Bernard Kyere played 90 minutes for Fortuna Koln as they lost 3-1 to Braunschweig. In the Proximux League, Ernest Agiyiri played 90 minutes for Tubize in their 3-0 home loss against KV Mechelen.
February 17, 2019 03:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 17 February 2019Source: peacefmonline.comNigeria Elections: Trouble brewing; Electoral Commissioner will be 'killed' - Prophet Badu Kobiplay videoBadu KobiFounder and leader of the Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has predicted doom for Nigeria ahead of their general elections. He stated that there will be violent clashes between the opposition parties and ruling party in the general election. The Prophet added that the Electoral Commissioner might be killed during the elections. "The ruling party of Nigeria wants to steal the elections from the North and it will be North fighting North. And the Electoral Commissioner who is on the side of the ruling party will have a problem.
February 17, 2019 02:26 UTC
General News of Sunday, 17 February 2019Source: ghana.gov.ghGovernment celebrates youngest Ghanaian female pilotKofi Adda (2nd left) in a group photo with Ms Swatson and other members of the Ministry of AviationA young Female pilot, Ms. Audrey Esi Swatson has been celebrated by the Ministry of Aviation. This move is to encourage young Ghanaians especially females to develop an interest in taking up various careers in the Aviation Sector. The Minister, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda at a Press briefing in Accra yesterday in honour of the youngest Pilot, noted that there are more opportunities for about 500,000 pilots globally. He, therefore, made an appeal to the youth to attain training to fill up this gap within the West African Sub- Region. The Minster further reiterated the government’s commitment to making the country an aviation hub for the whole West African Sub-region.
February 17, 2019 01:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 17 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghMahama meets ICC’s Fatou BensoudaJohn Mahama, Fatou Bensouda and others during the bilateral meeting in Munich, GermanyFormer President John Dramani Mahama this afternoon met with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, in Munich, Germany. The bilateral meeting, which took place on the sideline of the ongoing gathering of global leaders at the Munich Security Conference 2019, focussed on relations between the Court and Africa, how to improve the confidence of the African continent and people in the court and issues of human rights around the world. Madam Bensouda congratulated Mr. Mahama for accepting the role to chair the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa. She expressed sadness that the work of the ICC has over the years been viewed with suspicion by some member states of the African Union.
February 17, 2019 01:07 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: Veep MediaVice President safe after road accidentDr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice PresidentVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia escaped unhurt in a motor accident On Saturday, 16th February 2019. The incident occurred around 6:30pm on the Takoradi - Cape Coast highway as he returned from some activities in the western region. The driver of a commercial vehicle which was also involved in the accident unfortunately, however passed on. Some other passengers and security persons who were injured were conveyed to the Cape Coast Regional hospital and are responding to treatment. Vice President Bawumia’s thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the family of the deceased.
February 16, 2019 20:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comAWW violence: Mahama releases video he showed diplomatsplay videoJohn Dramani Mahama, former President of GhanaFormer President John Dramani Mahama has released one of the videos he showed to the diplomatic community in Ghana on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election that turned violent. Condemning the violence that happened, the former President called for the criminal prosecution of the Ayawaso West Wuogon attackers. According to him, “the brutalities and violent actions of January 31 in Ayawaso West Wuogon were criminal, and to the extent that the perpetrators are known, the police must investigate and prosecute the offenders”. Former President Mahama on Wednesday, February 13 met with various diplomatic missions in Ghana to brief them on the violence that ensued at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last month. Meanwhile, spokesperson for Mr. Mahama, James Agyenim Boateng in a statement hit back at the Senior Minister for criticizing Mahama’s meeting with foreign diplomats on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election shootings.
February 16, 2019 19:07 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGNPC CEO, Board Chair in turf war over Procurement Manager hiringGNPC Board Chair, Mr Freddie Blay (L) and Dr Sarpong, CEOThe hiring of a Procurement Manager at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) appears to be causing a misunderstanding between the Corporation’s CEO and its Board Chairman, Freddie Blay. A directive issued by the Board Chair for the manager to be employed seems to have angered the CEO, Dr K.K. “GNPC's operative organogram gives direct supervision of the procurement function to the General Manager (Administration) who reports, however, to the Chief Finance Officer. Having oversight of the procurement function does not make the Chief Finance Officer the appointing authority under the rules and regulations of GNPC. “I wish to reiterate that the responsibility for hiring personnel lies within the purview of the Chief Executive and not the Chief Finance Officer.
February 16, 2019 18:33 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgPIAC seeks info on physical infrastructural projects nationwideDr. Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC)The Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC) Secretariat has called on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) to provide it with information on all physical infrastructural projects it intends to fund with petroleum revenue in the country in 2019. This, according to the PIAC, an independent statutory body mandated to promote transparency and accountability in the management of the nation’s petroleum revenue would enable it to track and monitor such projects to avoid misappropriation of petroleum revenue. Dr Steve Manteaw, a policy analyst and Chair of PIAC, said the Committee had adopted some measures to ensure that the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country would utilise petroleum revenues for their intended purposes. He said PIAC has finalised the processes and very soon it would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Economic and Organised Crime Office to be able to facilitate prosecution of assemblies that would misappropriate petroleum revenue. Dr Manteaw expressed regret that though budgets were approved for, studies conducted by the PIAC showed there were several non-existent oil-funded projects in the country.
February 16, 2019 17:26 UTC
Dr. K. K Sarpong has come under intense pressure to reverse a decision that seeks to bring the procurement function of the Corporation’s Chief Finance Officer directly under him. Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adam Mutawakilu has also criticized the move by the GNPC CEO, saying it violates the principles of good corporate governance. Sarpong justified the move saying, “as you’re no doubt aware the public procurement authority and the central tender review committee have in correspondence received recently, indicated challenges with GNPC Procurement function. Sarpong’s GNPC procurement ‘hijack’ undermines transparency – LecturerA senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. John Gatsi had earlier said the decision by K.K. The CEO of the company is supposed to be the overall supervisor of activities within the company, but it should be placed directly under a procurement officer.
February 16, 2019 16:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: Starrfmonline.comK.K Sarpong, Freddie Blay in war of words over procurement at GNPCDr. K.K Sarpong, CEO of GNPCThe Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Authority (GNPC) Dr. K.K Sarpong has accused the board chair of the firm Freddie Blay of undermining his authority. According to him, the NPP chairman is interfering in roles specifically assigned to the Chief Executive. The two key officials of the state entity appear to have clashed on the recruitment of a procurement officer. I will humbly advice that you desist from issuing out instructions to my subordinates and rather deal with me as chief executive. The office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is subject to the direction of the Board of Directors.
February 16, 2019 16:42 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comMenzgold customers threaten another demo in TarkwaFile photo: Angry Menzgold customers holding placardsCustomers of gold dealership company Menzgold Ghana Limited have threatened to stage another demonstration in Tarkwa on 19th February 2019. This follows government’s failure to meet a three-day ultimatum for releasing details on the retrieval of customers’ locked up cash. A spokesperson of the coalition of aggrieved customers, Samuel Odartey in an interview with Citi News indicated that the demonstration is expected to compel government to address their concerns. “We have given government an ultimatum but it seems they are not heeding to our demands and so we want to do another nationwide demonstration in Tarkwa. It has however failed to fully pay its numerous aggrieved customers the value on their gold deposits as well as their entire investments.
February 16, 2019 16:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: ghpage.comKidnapped girls will never be found – Eagle ProphetEagle ProphetThe leader and founder of God’s Crown Chapel Prophet Reindolph Oduro known to many as Eagle Prophet has made another prophecy and this time it’s about the girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi. As the people of the Western Region hope and pray for the return of the three kidnapped girls especially since the arrested suspect has mentioned the name of his accomplice keeping the girls, the Eagle prophet thinks otherwise and has asked them and their families to forget about ever seeing the missing girls again. Eagle Prophet in an interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM’s mid-morning show disclosed that it is very sad that people always come out to attack him when he reveals what the Lord tells him. He reveals that currently the young ladies have been divided into two groups. He added that in the spiritual realm, he sees some of the kidnapped young girls in Burkina Faso and others in Cote D’Ivoire.
February 16, 2019 15:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghI want to appear before AWW commission – NDC candidateDelali Kwesi BrempongThe National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, Delali Kwesi Brempong, has expressed interest to appear before the Justice Emile Short Commission set up to investigate the violence that characterized the poll. He said the Commission is yet to invite him formally to testify and he will willingly oblige. Six others have also been arrested with several others being brutalized by armed masked men reportedly from the National Security. “I am a pharmacist and not a gun manufacturer so how could I fire gunshots from my house?” Brempong asked. The three-member Commission of Inquiry set up by President Akufo-Addo has a month to complete its public hearings.
February 16, 2019 14:48 UTC
Other Sports of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comConquerors unbeaten in Ghana Rugby ChampionshipConquerors SC are the defending champions of the Ghana Rugby Club ChampionshipThe incumbent champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Conquerors SC, continued their unbeaten streak in Accra on Sunday 10 February 2019 when they beat challenger Dansoman Hurricanes convincingly 31-3 at the St Thomas Aquinas SHS pitch. The fourth matchday of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship that was sponsored by popular Accra Restaurant, Smoke ‘n’ Barrel produced an exciting conversion. According to the President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, the women’s match was part of the strategy to determine the Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens Eagles team that will compete in this year’s Africa Rugby Women’s Sevens Cup. “Ghana Rugby has a busy international continental programme in 2019 that will see it compete in at least five Rugby Africa Tournaments. About Ghana RugbyGhana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country.
February 16, 2019 14:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019Source: 3news.comNational Security operatives gather intelligence, they don’t take action – Nunoo-MensahA former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-MensahA former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah says operatives of the National Security have no business moving in or taking action into dealing with violence or crime situations. The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah told the Commission on Thursday that the armed masked men who went to the residence of the NDC candidate based on intelligence are National Security operatives. National Security should not have troops,” Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah explained. He expressed doubt over the armed masked men who were at the NDC candidate’s house being real National Security operatives. The former National Security Advisor called for swift measures to bring perpetrators to book.
February 16, 2019 14:26 UTC