Sports News of Friday, 18 September 2020Source: Happy 98.9FMEnyimba FC interested in signing Medeama goalkeeper Eric Ofori AntwiEric Ofori-AntwiThe Communications Director for Medeama Sporting Club Patrick Akoto has confirmed to Happy Sports that Nigerian Club Enyimba International FC are interested in signing goalkeeper Eric Ofori-AntwiEric Ofori-Antwi has been the safest pair of hands for the Mauve and Yellows in the Ghana Premier League. The former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper impressive performances at club level saw him earn the number one spot for the Black Stars B team during the 2019 WAFU tournament in Senegal. Speaking in an interview with Odiasempa Kwame Oware on Wamputu Sports on Happy 98.9FM, Patrick Akoto confirmed that the Nigerian team has shown interest in signing the Ghanaian International. “I can confirm to you that Enyimba International have shown interest in signing Patrick Ofori-Antwi. Talks are still ongoing between the two clubs”Enyimba International FC is keen on signing the Ofori Antwi to beef up their squad and give competition to fellow countryman Nana Bonsu.
September 17, 2020 19:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: Kasapa FMNational House of Chiefs petitioned over 'Ghost Chiefs' list from New JuabenTogbe Afede, President of the National House of ChiefsThe Krontihene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Baffuor Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng has petitioned the National House Chiefs over non-existing Chief names as well illegalities and anomalies contained in the list of Chiefs presented to the House and its President from the New Juaben Traditional Council. He stated that the existing number of Divisional Chiefs within the New Juaben Traditional Area, are twelve (12), therefore the list as it appears in the L. I. He said the list of Divisional Chiefs in the L. I. Asafo Division), of the New Juaben Traditional Area, with the spiritual seat in Koforidua in the Eastern Region of the Republic of Ghana. President on of behalf of the Omanhene in his absence outside the jurisdiction of the New Juaben Traditional Area.
September 17, 2020 19:30 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMedeama reduce Justice Blay price to $50,000 – ReportsKotoko wants to sign Justice BlayKotoko have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Medeama midfielder Justice Blay after the club reportedly lowered their asking by price 50%. Reports in Kumasi indicate that Medeama who value Blay at $100,000 have reduced their price to $50,000. According to reports Kotoko’s first bid of $20,000 was rejected by Medeama as it fell short of the valuation for the defensive midfielder. While www.ghanaweb.com is unable to confirm these reports, we can say on authority that Medeama have not been impressed with Kotoko’s conduct. Two clubs from Switzerland and DR Congo are in talks with Medeama to sign Blay permanently.
September 17, 2020 18:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPay us or forget exhibition exercise – Aggrieved officials caution EC over arrearsThe voters exhibition exercise commences on September 18, 2020The voters exhibition exercise could be hanging in the balance after some personnel who were contracted by the Electoral Commission (EC) for its voters registration exercise have vowed to not show up at the exhibition centres, citing the commission’s failure to fulfil its financial obligation as the reason. According to the furious persons who were officials for the voters registration exercise held between June and July, the EC promised that monies owned them would be paid by end of August. But more than a month after the registration exercise, the personnel are yet to be paid. Some of them told GhanaWeb they borrow monies from colleagues during the registration exercise and cannot repeat the act when they are being “treated unfairly”. The EC has set Friday, September 18 to 25 as the period for the exhibition of the recently compiled register.
September 17, 2020 18:20 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comUncontrollable tears flow as family, friends hold One-Week memorial for Barbara Tommeyplay videoFriends and family of Barbara Tommey laid wreaths at the spot where she was shot by her husbandFamily and friends of the late Barbara Tommey on Thursday, September 17, 2020, converged at the scene where she was gruesomely murdered by her husband to hold a one-week memorial service. A video from the event held outside the Navy Federal Credit Union branch in Orlando Florida where she worked, has been cited by GhanaWeb. The video shows a mood of sadness and grief as the friends and family converged could be heard crying for their loss. Today marks exactly seven days after Barbara Tommey was shot seven times by her pastor husband, Sylvester Ofori. In the said video, Sylvester issued the death threat to Barbara’s elder brother saying “If I don’t kill your sister, then I am a fake pastor.”Watch videos of the moment Sylvester issued the death threat and the one week memorial service of Barbara Tommey below:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 17, 2020 17:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comConfusion on Okada legalisation due to lack of research – LecturerThe ruling government has now made it clear it doesn't intend on legalising OkadaProfessor Martin Oteng Ababio, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Department of Geography, has said the current legislative instrument banning okada in Ghana cannot stand the test of time due to its lack of research backing. According to Professor Ababio, the heated debate on Okada legalisation indicates that no proper research was conducted before a law was passed in 2012 to ban the business. “The truth of the matter is that any law that is not backed by research is bound to fail. I agree with such calls because it is well regulated in other parts of the world. Otherwise, if we go with banter or banning and not banning, the problem will continue to exist.”Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 17, 2020 15:45 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGH¢100,000 filing fee a test of cash-making abilities of candidates - Prof. Gyampoplay videoAssociate Professor of political science, Ransford GyampoAssociate professor of political science at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo has said the GH¢100,000 filing fee requested from presidential aspirants by the Electoral Commission for the upcoming December polls is only a test of their fundraising abilities. If they say you should pay GH¢100,000, I’m not sure they’re telling you to dip your hand in your pocket and pay…,” he proffered. While many people have tagged the pegging of the said amount as an attempt by the Electoral Commission to sell the presidency to the highest bidder and also justify corruption, Prof Gyampo thinks otherwise. In an interaction with GhanaWeb, Prof Gyampo said “People have argued that GH¢100,000 is too much and that it may be a hindrance to participation and that it would ensure that only those who have are given the chance to contest. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 17, 2020 15:01 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comICUMS/UNIPASS introduction aligns with AfCFTA trade facilitation – Alan Kyeremantenplay videoMinister of Trade and Industry, Alan KyerematenMinister for Trade and Industry has touted the application of the new single window system at the ports, the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) as one that would facilitate Ghana’s trade regime ahead of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) implementation. According to Alan Kyeremanten, the AfCFTA requires Ghana to have a system that manages trade facilitation that can be benchmarked with global best practices. He was speaking at a forum organised by the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) sector of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority at the Terminal 3. If Ghana wants to become a trade and investment destination of choice in the West Africa sub-region and the continent as a whole, it needs a trade facilitation system that is attractive and supportive of doing business,” he explained. The system, deployed by Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), replaced the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS).
September 17, 2020 14:44 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comICUMS was brought in to address diversed system at ports - Trade MinisterMinister of Trade and Industry, Alan KyerematenTrade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, has explained that the newly introduced Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) was brought in to address a multiplicity system at Ghana’s ports. According to him, the implementation of the system despite some teething operational issues has significantly improved Ghana’s port revenue mobilization efforts. He noted that another reason which underpins the change in the system to UNIPASS/ICUMS was that such a multiplicity system at the ports often worked in an uncoordinated manner. The system, deployed by Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), replaced the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS). Ghana Link Services Limited, which has a 10-year contract with the Government, as a technical partner, contracted CUPIA of Korea to deploy its electronic customs management system, called Universal Pass (UNI-PASS) now known as the Integrated Customs Management System ICUMS, for Ghana’s trade facilitation.
September 17, 2020 14:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comOwusu Bempah makes u-turn on US elections, says Trump will loseIsaac Owusu Bempah, the Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries InternationalOn August 12, 2020, Isaac Owusu Bempah, the Leader of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International made a bold prediction about the upcoming elections in the United States of America. He prophesied that incumbent President Donald Trump was going to win the elections despite the polls saying otherwise. God saw something in his heart before he made him president so if he doesn’t turn his heart away from God, Trump will win the elections. Bempah said on Okay FM this morning that Biden has overtaken Trump and is destined to win the elections. In a vision Owusu Bempah experienced this morning, an angel appeared to Trump and took away the keys to the American presidency.
September 17, 2020 14:37 UTC
However, the argument did not stop there as the Manhyia Palace further cautioned the NDC to desist from engaging in a public banter with the Asantehene. The Spokesperson of Asantehene said the road to power indeed passes through the Asanti Region where the Otumfuo reigns. He shouldn’t forget where he danced to the “Y3n ntie obiara” music to the chagrin of the broad masses of Asante people that won Manhyia Palace displeasure of many Ghanaians. “I state without equivocation that the decision to concede and congratulate Nana Akufo-Addo even before the official results were declared was taken by President Mahama himself without any persuasion from any quarter,” Mr. Debrah said. He shouldn’t forget where he danced to the “Y3n ntie obiara” music to the chagrin of the broad masses of Asante people that won Manhyia Palace displeasure of many Ghanaians.
September 17, 2020 13:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCSOs urge EC to guarantee free and fair elections on December 7Jean Mensa is EC ChairpersonA group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have appealed to the Electoral Commission to safeguard Ghana’s democracy by ensuring a free and fair election on December 7, 2020. The Civil Society Organisations Platform for Good Governance (CSOPGG) noted that Ghana has witnessed peaceful elections and transfer of power from one political party to another since 1992 when the Fourth Republic started. The CSOPGG urged the EC to ensure that the story is not any different during the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7. Alhaji Abdul-Rahman also said vigilantism and electoral violence, if not checked, could hurt the country’s electoral process and put our democracy in jeopardy. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 17, 2020 13:07 UTC
However, over the past two decades, there has been a consistent increment in the filing fee for both presidential and parliamentary aspirants under the various administrations. From GH¢500 for presidential aspirants in the 90’s to GH¢100,000 in 2020; GhanaWeb in this article brings its readers how the filing fee has evolved since 1992. Filing fees for presidential aspirants was still pegged at GH¢500 while parliamentary aspirants paid GH¢200. The presidential filing fee was pegged at GH¢5,000 and parliamentary at GH¢500. The presidential filing fee was now GH¢10,000 and parliamentary at GH¢1,000.
September 17, 2020 12:22 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 17 September 2020Source: Class FMGhana's economy records -3.4% growth in Q2 for the first time in 37 yearsProf. Samuel Kobina Annim, Government StatisticianGhana’s economy recorded a negative 3.4 percent in growth for the second quarter of this year for the first time in 37 years. With oil, the country recorded a 3.2 percent growth rate in the second quarter. Speaking to journalists, the Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim, said: “From the second quarter of 2020, Ghana’s economy has contracted by 3.2 percent from an oil perspective". “From a non-oil perspective, we also saw a contraction in the economy specifically for the second quarter of 2020. “We saw our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) being GH¢35,590.4 million relative to GH¢36,839.7million that was recorded for the second quarter of 2019.
September 17, 2020 11:48 UTC
Research Analyst at CDD-Ghana, Gildfred Asiamah, said on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, that many of the projects could not be funded or supervised. They also don’t have the appropriate structure to ensure effective monitoring of these projects,” he said. The ‘IPEP Tracker’ is essentially a project the think tank introduced to monitor the implementation of IPEP. The overall goal of the IPEP Tracker project is to contribute to efforts to eliminate corruption by ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation of the IPEP. Because they have numerous works, it becomes very difficult for them to keep an eye on all these projects.
September 17, 2020 11:48 UTC