General News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: ghanaweb.comTwo University beauty queens drown during photoshootPeople gathered around the body that washed ashoreGhanaweb.com has obtained harrowing details of what led to the death of two university students at a beach in Cape Coast. They managed to rescue all but one of the victims, Sarah Kwarteng University of Winneba Mampong Campus. The rescued students Lilian Ampofowaah Asiedu University of Ghana City Campus, Akaeme Faustina Kings University College Kasoa, Sharon Ayebadonye Methodist University Dansoman Accra and Frank Boateng Garden City University Kumasi were all taken to the UCC hospital for emergency treatment. The body of Sarah Kwarteng later washed ashore. The two bodies have been deposited at the UCC hospital mortuary.
August 20, 2018 06:56 UTC
"Also, Mr. Kwame Owusu who recently renovated his official residence costing about GHC1.2 million failed to abide by the procurement laws. He is the man who has succeeded in protecting Mr. Kwame Owusu for a long time" he accused. Mr. Kwame Owusu is the director general for the Ghana Maritime Authority and Mr. Eugene Asante Ofosuhene is also the Acting Controller and Accountant General2. Also, both public service appointees have failed to appear before the public service committee for vetting. Also, Mr. Kwame Owusu who recently renovated his official residence costing about GHC1.2 million failed to abide by the procurement laws.
August 20, 2018 03:45 UTC
Opinions of Monday, 20 August 2018Columnist: K. BaduRe: Mahama's boys bought V8, built mansions in 4 years – BagbinAlban Bagbin, MP for Nadoli KaleoI am not least surprised to hear that Mr Bagbin, the MP for Nadoli Kaleo and the NDC’s 2020 presidential aspirant is rightly attributing the humiliating defeat of Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general elections to bad governance (See: ‘Mahama's boys bought V8, built mansions in 4 years – Bagbin; myjoyonline.com/ghanaweb.com, 19/08/2018). Indeed, the vast majority of Ghanaians were not pleased with the GH12 million import tax evasion by the sibling of former President Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama. We could, therefore, argue that the diehard supporters of Mahama are living in a denial about former President Mahama’s popularity and competency. On the whole, the critics contend that former President Mahama’s government remains the worst ever in Ghana’s history. However, the loyalists of former President Mahama hold a faint hope that he remains their greatest asset, who could recapture power from the NPP in 2020.
August 20, 2018 03:00 UTC
“…We have not sought to verify information contained herein or performed procedures necessary to enable us to express an audit opinion on any of the financial or non-financial information contained in this report. Accordingly, we cannot and do not express an audit (or similar) opinion on the information contained in this report.” the report says, in part. “We have not obtained formal confirmations from employees of the Bank that they have made available to us all significant information relevant to our report which they have knowledge of. The demands of KPMG also makes it clear why the BOG did not provide a copy to uniBank as per custom so they would be able to properly defend themselves. Simply put, as aptly phrased by Poku in his feature — the Bank of Ghana was indeed a judge and prosecutor in its own court.
August 19, 2018 22:02 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: 3news.comDon’t come to church because of your pastor – Otabil tells congregationPastor Mensa Otabil is founder and leader of the International Central Gospel ChurchPastor Mensa Otabil has told his congregation at the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) to focus on God, and not the pastor, in attending church. “You don’t come to church because of your pastor,” he preached on Sunday at Christ Temple at Abossey Okai in Accra. READ: ‘My role was non-executive’ at Capital Bank – Otabil responds to criticsHe indicated, however, that he has submitted himself to investigations by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (Eoco). On Sunday, when he mounted the pulpit, Pastor Otabil said: “I came this morning to declare the goodness of God”. “I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and today as we come to church, it is not about your pastor.”
August 19, 2018 20:37 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: 3news.comBody of UEW student who went missing washed ashoreMissing UEW student body washed ashore Sunday afternoon at Duakor near Cape CoastThe body of the University of Education, Winneba student who got drowned on August 17 has been found. Sarah Kwarteng went missing at the Oasis beach in Cape Coast where some university students, taking part in a conference at the University of Cape Coast, had gone for a photo shoot. Her body was washed ashore Sunday afternoon at Duakor near Cape Coast which is located between the University of Cape Coast and the Elmina beach. Unfortunately, one of the four rescued students, Lilian Ampofowaa Asiedu of the University of Ghana, Accra Campus, died on her way to the hospital. The other three, Faustina Akaime of the Kings University, Kasoa; Sharon Badonye, Methodist University, Dansoman; and the Frank Boateng Garden City University, Kumasi are on admission at the Cape Coast University Hospital.
August 19, 2018 20:26 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: ghanaweb.comDuration is important but competence of the teacher is key – Opoku-Agyemanplay videoFormer Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku AgyemangFormer Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has highlighted competency and training in schools as an equally important factor in promoting academic excellence in the country’s schools. She made these comments while touching on the 3-year/four-year systems and its impact on output as far as education particularly in our secondary schools is concerned. Prof. Opoku-Agyeman, speaking to Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on the '21 Minutes with KKB’ show though acknowledged the importance of duration in education maintained that the training of teachers to build competence is a key element that cannot be underestimated. Duration is important but what is equally important is the training of the teacher, the competence of the teacher”She was emphatic about the need for governments and key stakeholders including teachers to also focus on creating the right learning environment and providing the required learning materials for schools to aid their academic performances. The environment she asserted, has significant impact on the output of schools.
August 19, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghCape Coast: Body of second student beauty contestant foundLily Ampofowaa Asiedu and Sara KwartengThe body of Ms Sara Kwarteng of the Mampong Campus of the University of Education, Winneba, who drowned together with another student at the Oasis Beach Restaurant in Cape Coast last Thursday evening, has been found after three nights. The body was found on Sunday August 19, at Duakro near the University of Cape Coast (UCC) beach at about 2pm, reports Timothy Gobah. The disaster occurred while they were taking photographs as part of the ‘Face of USAG’ beauty contest at the Oasis Beach Restaurant in Cape Coast. In the picture above, Komi Ayivi (left) and Kimi Kporgbe, are the two persons who swam to retrieve the body. The body of the fifth student is yet to be found.
August 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
Religion of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: mynewsgh.comThey want us to be sycophants to get cars, but we’ll talk - Pratt jabs governmentFile photo: Rise above mediocrity - Most Reverend Awotwi Pratt to Ghanaians“Now they are calling bishops and high priests to go and beg because of cars. Ghanaians were first told by former President Rawlings about how young men who insult adults in Ghanaian politics have been rewarded, calling them ‘babies with sharp teeth’. The Methodist Bishop, Most Rev Titus Awotwi Pratt has breathed more life into the statement by emphasizing that young politicians who insult adults are the ones who get rewarded. “Now they are calling bishops and high priests to go and beg because of cars. We will begin to know the owners of all those fuel stations springing up every day in the corners of this nation,” Most Reverend Awotwi Pratt said.
August 19, 2018 19:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comNapo’s 'disgrace' comments don't bother me – Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemangplay videoProfessor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Former Education of MinisterFormer Minister of Education under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has said she is the least perturbed by comments of current Education Minister’s suggesting she is a ‘disgrace and an embarrassment’. According to the former minister, Mr. Opoku Prempeh is entitled to his own opinion and that she sees no point in retaliating or giving room for his comments to bother her since they are not a true reflection of what the reality is. She made this statement in an interview with GhanaWeb’s Editor Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on '21minutes with KKB'. In November 2017, Education Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh made quite harsh comments about his predecessor, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, describing her as an “embarrassment” and a “disgrace” who did nothing but saddle the ministry with debt during her term in office. Meanwhile, the Former Education Minister who at a point in time also served as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast has maintained that she's unperturbed by the attacks on her by her successor.
August 19, 2018 19:05 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comGovernment considering ban on plastic itemsProf. Frimpong-Boateng has said government is unhappy with the haphazard dumping of plastic wasteEnvironment, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng says government is considering a ban on the use of some plastic items such as black polythene bags. He said government is unhappy with the pollution caused by the haphazard dumping of plastic waste in the country and plans to take serious measures to address the challenge. “There has to be a ban on some plastic, but how we are going to do it is something our plan will determine. Prof Frimpong-Boateng is, however, calling for adequate education on the need for a ban because “we don’t want a situation where you ban things and people will flout the regulations but you can’t prosecute. This forms about 70 percent of the plastic waste in the waste stream.
August 19, 2018 18:45 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI wish him well – Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyeman speaks on Napo’s ‘disgrace’ commentsKwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng (l) with Former Education Minister, Jane Opoku-Agyeman (r)Having received a rather unexpected ‘lash out’ by her successor barely months after his takeover, one would expect a counter-reaction but she’d not be a part of it she says, she’d rather pass. The Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh descended heavily on his predecessor Professor Opoku-Agyemang describing her as an “embarrassment”, one who didn’t understand education and one who left the Education Ministry saddled with debts. “Her four-year tenure under John Mahama was an embarrassment,” Dr. Opoku Prempeh told the late Kwadwo Asare-Baffuor Acheampong popularly known as KABA on Asempa FM on Tuesday, 14 November. I wish every human being well, he is a human being and I wish him well too,” she stated. Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyeman has however expressed appreciation to all who endeavoured to call to ‘hear her side’ when the reports went rife.
August 19, 2018 18:45 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comI lived with 3 snakes at home - Diabolo ManBob Smith Jr (Diabolo Man), ActorThe name Diabolo Man, in Ghana and even some parts of the world, was synonymous with snakes. Bob Smith Jr., as he is known in real life, did not only have encounters with snakes in movies. The executive member of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) has revealed that he used to have snakes in his house. The veteran actor, speaking in an interview with Sammy Forson on the Cosmopolitan Mix Joy FM, revealed that, he lived with three snakes at home. Asked about the history behind the famous snake movies, Bob Smith Jr. recounted that he, together with a producer called William Akuffo, came together to produce ‘Diabolo’.
August 19, 2018 18:33 UTC
Sports World News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: bbc.comBrighton stun lacklustre Man UnitedBrighton have now beaten Manchester United in three successive home league gamesBrighton stunned a lacklustre Manchester United with three first-half goals to secure a famous victory at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls beat United in May to retain their Premier League status, but few expected a repeat result on Sunday. However, Brighton capitalised on a poor start from United to take the lead on 25 minutes, when Glenn Murray flicked home Solly March's low cross. Mourinho's concerns were laid bare against Brighton, with his defence caught out on a number of occasions by Brighton's quick movement. United have conceded four goals in their opening two games of the season - it took them nine to let in that many last season.
August 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: mynewsgh.comAs an investment banker, I condemn Otabil’s media trial - Asiedu NketiaJohnson Asiedu Nketia is General Secretary of the National Democratic CongressChief Scribe of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that he will not join the bandwagon of trying the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr Mensa Otabil in the media. Speaking to Accra-based Okay Fm late last week in an interview MyNewsGh.com monitored, Mr Asiedu Nketia advised Ghanaians from passing judgement on the man when the full facts on the matter are yet to be made public. “I am an investment banker I will not want to try him in the media. Let us wait for EOCO and the Bank of Ghana to make the facts public before we can begin talking about the matter. I will urge everyone to stop the media trial”, he admonished.
August 19, 2018 16:52 UTC