Business News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: ghananewsagency.orgKOFARB Ghana to establish paint production plant in GhanaKOFARB Ghana Limited CEO, Jacob GbatiKOFARB Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of KOFARB Poland, has introduced wide range of KOFARB paints to the Ghanaian market that can be used in domestic and industrial applications, with six years warranty. At a ceremony in Accra to launch its products, Mr Jacob Gbati, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KOFARB Ghana Limited, said the company would source investment from home and abroad to establish a production plant in Ghana and to supply paints to the West African sub-region. Some of the products of KOFARB Ghana included KOFATERM White, KOFATERM Grey, KOFATERMAL, KOFAKOR Anti-Rust and KOFABIO. KOFARB Poland is an international company manufacturing and marketing different varieties of paints over the past 20 years. KOFARB Ghana Limited currently has offices in Tema and Tamale and plans to open a new office in Accra, in the next two weeks.
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Sports News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comInjury-ravaged Medeama name three debutante in 18-man squad against Dreams FCAli Ouattara has been ruled out of Dreams FC clash with an injuryMedeama coach Samuel Boadu has been forced to make three replacements ahead of their Ghana Premier League showdown at Dreams FC following an injury to two key players while one has been dropped. Defenders Rashid Alhassan and Fatawu Sulemana could make their Premier League debut after being named in an 18-man squad. The Mauve and Yellows travel to a familiar territory seeking to maintain their impressive start to the campaign. But they will face their biggest trip of the campaign against a rejuvenated Dreams FC side who have equally been impressive so far. The Theater of Dreams is always a difficult hunting ground for any opponents after dropping just one point so far against Legon Cities.
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Sports News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comAndre Ayew powers Swansea City to victory over Wigan Athletic to climb back into the play-offBlack Stars Captain, Andre AyewAndre Ayew scored the match-winner for Swansea City in their comeback 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic to move back into the play-off places on Saturday. The Black Stars captain flicked home midway through the second half to hand the Swans maxium points at the Liberty Stadium. Nathan Bryne opened the scoring for the visitors in the 16th minutes before Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster pulled parity three minutes later. Ghana international Andre Ayew sealed victory for Steve Cooper's side with a flick to send the home crowd agog. Swansea have now stretched their unbeaten run in the league to four and climbed back into the play-off places.
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Sports News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: Primenewsghana.comGPL week 5: Chelsea stun AshantiGold to move top of LeagueBerekum Chelsea FCBerekum Chelsea's perfect start to the season continued today after they shocked AshantiGold in Obuasi on matchday 5 of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League. After a cagey opening 45 minutes, Chelsea stunned the Miners by a lone goal at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. But AshantiGold for the first time conceded when Kofi Owusu scored in the 52nd minute following an error by goalkeeper Frank Boateng. Kofi Owusu's second-half strike propelled Chelsea to their fourth win of the 2019/20 which also handed the AshantiGold their first defeat. The result means Chelsea have beaten Hearts of Oak, Kotoko and AshantiGold at their own backyard all by a lone goal.
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Politics of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: starrfm.com.ghArmed police storm NDC office as irate youth rampage SomanyaArmed policemen (File photo)Armed police officers led by the Somanya District Commander DSP Isaac Otsin have stormed the Yilo Krobo constituency office of the opposition National Democratic Congress following an attack on the office by a group of irate youth suspected to be supporters of the party. The irate youth on Saturday vandalized the office, destroyed computers, sliding glass door, cardboard and some documents at the office. The Constituency Chairman, Narh Agbo, told Starr News due to the incident, the balloting exercise has been suspended. The irate youth who invaded the Party office are alleged to be supporters of Michael Ologo, one of the candidates. Some Cardres, past executives and branch executives of the party told Starr News in a subsequent meeting that the NDC risks losing the seat to NPP just as it lost Upper Manya in 2016, if the National Executives disqualifies Albert Nyakotey.
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General News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com59 inmates of Nsawam prison matriculated into UCCThe entrants will have the chance to pursue their education while serving their sentenceAn initiative by the University of Cape Coast to encourage education in the country’s prisons has seen some 59 inmates benefitting. The University opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also enroll and 59 of these persons have been welcomed already for the course in 2020. At the event, Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Dr Joseph Ampiah swore in the fresh batch of students with an oath of allegiance. “This is the first time in this country tertiary education has been taken to the doorstep of prison inmates” he stated. Last year, 59 prisoners were enrolled to pursue various diploma courses in Business and Education through the school’s Distance Learning Programme.
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Regional News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice Service to embark on ‘operation produce your driver’s licence' soonMTTD officers checking the licence of a driver (file photo)The Ashanti Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) is poised to embark on a special operation dubbed “operation produce your driver’s licence” next month, specifically, February 3, 2020. This initiative is to help reduce the rampant road accidents that occur within the Ashanti Region. In a press release sighted by GhanaWeb and signed by Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen, it highlighted that this operation yet to be carried out is in accordance with the Regulation 47 of the Road Traffic Regulation L.I 2180/2012. The operation is targeted at ensuring that only qualified drivers are allowed on the road to reduce the alarming rate of accidents that occurs in the country, especially on the Accra-Kumasi road. The police are meanwhile, appealing to drivers in the region to carry their licence with them as they drive to be free from any trouble.
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Business News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWAPCo's offshore cleanup to affect gas, electricity supply in GhanaFile photo of gas pipelineThe West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) is set to commence a cleanup and inspection exercise of its offshore pipeline from Nigeria to Ghana on Monday, January 20, 2020. The exercise will temporarily limit the availability of gas at the Tema offtake facility posing as a challenge to power generation in the country. This customary maintenance activity is intended to protect the integrity and assure safe operations of WAPCo’s offshore pipeline which is the main critical asset of the company, transporting natural gas within the four (4) West African States of Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Pigging consists of cleaning and internal inspection of the offshore pipeline from Nigeria to Ghana using multiple cleaning Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIGS) and an “intelligent pig” for data gathering on structural integrity. This maintenance activity is expected to temporarily limit the availability of gas at the Tema, Lome and Cotonou offtake facilities.
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For starters, Simons posits that aside the timing of the announcement, the EC has not been transparent although it decided on a new register in December last year. “Nobody in media or civil society has an idea what is the research that has led to this outcome,” he said. The EC earlier mentioned it “has begun an international competitive tender process in which the solutions were disaggregated – software, hardware and Data Centre. The Commission ensured, as a mandatory requirement, that the design of the system was based on a standard and open architecture. This will prevent vendor-lock in and ensure that the Commission takes control of its own affairs and limits the dependency on vendors.
In 2006 Komla was officially invited to join the BBC African Service in London as host of the radio programme, Network Africa. As destiny would have it, in 2011, Komla began his new role on BBC Television and soon became an instant celebrity newscaster. Consequently, the management of BBC Television decided to develop a programme that focused on Business, Trade and Development in Africa. He became the main anchor for the internationally acclaimed programme ‘Africa Business Report’ on BBC World Television. BBC Television offered Komla a platform to showcase his varied skills.
General News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe are poised to give out data for new voters' register - NIA to ECProfessor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Director of the NIAThe Executive Director of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Ken Attafuah says his outfit is well poised to deliver data to the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters register for the upcoming 2020 general elections. According to Prof. Ken Attafuah, the Authority as of today January 18, ‘can push to the EC the data search’ of all the eligible Ghanaians currently registered under the National Identification System. “The NIA is poised to deliver data to the Electoral Commission for the new voters' register with its invigorated capacity and the mass registering exercise scheduled to end by March 2020, and when that is over, we will use the equipment’s and personnel to set up permanent NIA offices in regions, municipalities and districts across the country,” he explained. The NIA is connecting all the details that the EC needs with the exception of the polling station numbers,” he disclosed. “As at yesterday January 17, the Authority has registered a total of 7,310,193 eligible Ghanaians and issued cards to some 4,262,471 Ghanaians.
Sports News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMy move to Hearts of Oak not finalized - Abednego TettehFormer Bechem United striker, Abednego TettehFormer Bechem United striker, Abednego Tetteh has refuted media reports that he has “officially’ joined Hearts of Oak for the ongoing Ghana Premier League season. Viral reports have suggested that Hearts of Oak have finalized a deal with the former Trau FC striker but Tetteh in an interview with the Accra based Angel FM hinted that he is yet to finalize an agreement with the Phobians though he has trained with them. A host of clubs were looking for my signature but it’s Hearts of Oak who have shown real intent,'' said Abednego Tetteh. "I am a boyhood Hearts of Oak fan and it will be the happiest day in my life to help the club win the League or the MTN FA Cup." Abednego Tetteh was a member of the Bechem United team that won the FA Cup in 2016 before leaving the shores of Ghana to play for Sudanese giants Al Hilal.
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Sports News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comI’m impressed with Legon Cities branding and marketing strategy- Oduro SarfoLegon Cities FCDirector of Football for Berekum Chelsea, Nana Oduro Sarfo says he is impressed with Premier League side Legon Cities on their branding and marketing strategies. Despite a win in the ongoing season, Nana Oduro Sarfo says he is impressed with the way managers of the club have transformed the team. “ I am happy to see how Wa All Stars have been transformed to become Legon Cities FC. Legon Cities FC has become more attractive with kind of branding and marketing given to the club”, he told Angel FM. Legon Cities will travel away to play Aduana Stars in matchday five of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.
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!”These were the words Afrobeat singer Wendy Shay last week which courted conversation on various social media platforms, triggering a response from the Food and Drug Authority. In a statement copied to www.ghanaweb.com, the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance expressed disappointment in Wendy Shay for being selfish. “We are very disappointed and troubled over the comment and call on Wendy Shay to apologise to all the youth and young people. On the other hand, we can collaborate with you to use your influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse. When did FDA place a ban on celebritiesIn 2015, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) banned celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages.
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General News of Saturday, 18 January 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFuel prices go up againFile photoPrices of fuel in Ghana have this week gone up marginally, vindicating the prediction made by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Petrol as of Friday, January 17 was selling at GH 5.50 per litre at various pumps, up GHC 9 pesewas from its previous price of GHC 5.41. The marginal increase has been attributed to the upsurge in the price of the product on the international market. The Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah in a phone interview with GhanaWeb on January 14, 2020, indicated that “fuel prices may have to go up again because as we speak, oil companies have already taken the shield of some 6, 7 pesewas every litre they are selling. They are making loses to that amount and then the international market prices are also pushing upwards”.
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