General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLet’s make Christmas joyous for special kids – Ecobank NSP 18 urges allPresident of Ecobank NSP 2018/2019, Audrey Wendy OdameteyPresident of Ecobank National Service Personnel 2018/2019, Audrey Wendy Odametey has urged individuals and institutions to make this year’s Christmas a special one for the underprivileged in the society. She made this call when the group donated some items to the Dzorwulu Special School. Mr Tetteh also called on individuals, corporate and government institutions as well to emulate the good deeds of these personnel. Since then, Dzorwulu Special School has been a governmental institution. Aside government support, the school gets aid from individuals and corporate institutions.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMedical drone deal suspension would cause judgment debt – AyineFormer Attorney General, Dominic AyineFormer Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, has refuted a call by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) for the medical drone deal to be suspended. “I don’t agree with them because if you look at the agreement itself, in accordance with its own internal logic, there is no provision made for suspension. He notes for instance that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the contractor, Fly Zipline Ghana, can mutually agree to suspend the deal to allow for the consultations with the GMA. BackgroundGovernment through the Ghana Health Service has purposed to introduce drones to deliver blood and other essential medical medicines to clinics, hospitals across the country especially in remote areas. While the Association said it was not against the use of technology in its service delivery it insists the drone delivery services are not a priority.
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Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: footballmadeinghana.comCAF CC: Kariobangi Sharks 0-0 Asante KotokoKotoko shared spoils with Kariobangi Sharks in the 1st legLethal forward Sogne Yacouba came off the bench for Naby Keita in the second half as Asante Kotoko fought out a goalless draw away at Kariobangi Sharks in the first leg of their Confederation Cup First Round tie. Defender Agyemang Badu – arguably Kotoko’s best man in the game – produced a superb goal-line clearance in the 40th minute to prevent a Sharks opener as Felix Annan was totally beaten following a corner. Champions League winner Daniel Nii Adjei replaced Martin Antwi in the 70th minute as C.K Akonnor strengthened the Porcupine Warriors midfield. Sharks dominated possession in both halves but could not break the resilient Kotoko defence of goalkeeper Felix Annan, central defenders Abdul Ganiyu, Agyemang Badu, full backs Amos Frimpong and Augustine Sefah. The bulky striker of the Kenyan side George Abege could not impose his intimidating body on the Kotoko defence who worked very bard to keep a clean sheet.
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Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comDaniel Agyei stars as Jimma suffer defeat to Al Ahly in CAF CLGoalkeeper Daniel AgyeiGhanaian goalkeeper Daniel Agyei produced some outstanding displays despite Jimma Aba Jifar's 2-0 defeat to record African champions Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League. Al Ahly forward Nasser Maher gave the Cairo Red Devils an early lead in the round-of-30 first leg and Marwan Mohsen increased the advantage before half-time in Mediterranean city Alexandria. Injuries and suspensions left Ahly with only 16 players available for the match, including just three defenders. The home side dominated Jimma at the Borg el Arab Stadium and could easily have doubled their tally with more clinical finishing. Champions League debutants Jimma did themselves no favours by arriving in Alexandria only 13 hours before the kick-off.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: 3news.comAkufo-Addo accused of ‘self-aggrandizement’ over new holidaysMP for Tamale Central, Inusah FuseiniPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been accused by Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, of “grandstanding” over plans to have August 4 and January 7 marked as public holidays. Interior Minister Ambrose Dery on Thursday, December 13 laid a new bill before Parliament on behalf of the government to amend the Public Holidays Act to include January 7 and August 4 as statutory public holidays. The new bill is seeking to make January 7 Constitution Day and August 4 Founders’ Day. “The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is indeed in grandstanding, political grandstanding and it appears to me what he has done is an exercise of self-aggrandizement,” he said on TV3's Saturday morning show, The Key Points. He questioned the basis for seeking to make January 7 a Constitution Day when the 1992 Constitution “was gazetted as a legal document of May 15, 1992”.
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Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: tmghlive.comAkufo-Addo, others to speak at TINA Festival conferencePresident Nana Akufo-AddoFuse ODG launched the This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival 2019 on December 15 in Accra with various media houses. The Festival will be taking place on January 4, 2019, before that, a series of activities have been planned to spice and build euphoria ahead of the major concert. Speakers include H.E. Nana Akuffo Addo, Samia Nkrumah – Political activist, Reggie Yates – BBC TV broadcaster, Ama K Abebrese – Actress, Chaka Bars – I Heart Africa, Fuse ODG – Artist. The main festival is on 4th January 2019.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comDagbon crisis: Andanis withdraw from Otumfuo’s peace roadmapThe mediation committee was led by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu IIThe Andani Royal family has withdrawn from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, led mediation committee. The family has, therefore, vowed not to respect the roadmap declaration by the committee to restore peace in Dagbon. The withdrawal from the peace process comes a day after the installation of a new regent for Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, under the enskinment name Bolin Lana. He will be the acting overlord of Dagbon until December 28 when the funeral late overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamud Abdulai IV ends. “What, therefore, the Asantehene and the eminent chiefs have done is to shoot first and aim later.
December 15, 2018 12:45 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.com'This Is New Africa' festival will change the African narrative – Fuse ODGFuse ODGUK-based Ghanaian artiste and pioneer of Afrobeats, Fuse ODG, is confident the maiden edition of This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival will create the platform for Africans to retell their stories. Addressing the media at a press soiree Friday, Fuse ODG lamented the negative image the media portrays of Africa, calling for collective efforts to change that demeaning narrative. The inaugural TINA festival will take place at the Round Pavilion, Trade Fair on Friday, January 4, 2019. Performing artistes include Ghana’s award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, Joey B, one of Africa’s finest hiphop artiste, Stefflon Don, Lethal Bizzle, some underground artistes as well as the Afrobeats pioneer, Fuse ODG. The dress code for the TINA festival is any attire with a touch of kente.
December 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMedical drones: Baako criticises lack of 'deliberate engagement' with GMAAbdul Malik Kwaku Baako JnrEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper says it is unfortunate that the medical drones deal should generate controversy. “I was taken aback when the Ghana Medical Association intervened with the point that they hadn’t been consulted. Shortly after the deal was approved, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) called for its suspension because they had not been consulted before the $12.5 million deal was finalised. “My understanding is that this is not a substitute for the regular supply line chain in terms of medical supply. This makes Ghana the only country in the West African sub-region currently using the technology to improve health service delivery.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: dailyguidenetwork.com'Galamseyers' attack taskforce with stonesThe Chinese 'galamsayers'The Small-Scale Anti-illegal Mining Taskforce and some small-scale miners have been attacked by some illegal miners for arresting their Chinese counterparts. Patrick Don Chebe, Deputy Commander of the Small-Scale Anti-illegal Mining Taskforce, said members of the taskforce fired warning shots to temporarily disperse the illegal miners to whisk away the Chinese illegal miners. He explained that the taskforce fired warning shots and called reinforcement to manage the situation. The incident comes ahead of the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining by government on December 17, 2018. So far, 848 documents of small-scale miners, including licences for concessions, representing 91 per cent, have been vetted by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comUse vigilantes to fight sanitation problems – RawlingsFormer President Rawlings with CEO of Jospong Group of CompaniesFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has called for the creation of committee vigilante groups to augment the government’s agenda to fix the country’s sanitation challenges. “No one supports thugs parading as vigilantes. Mr. Rawlings made this call Friday, December 14, 2018, during the 12th Thanks Giving Service of Jospong Group of Companies in Accra. According to Mr. Rawlings, a certain effort and committed is needed from all Ghanaians to fix effectively the country’s sanitation challenges. Describing the global sanitation challenges as “very bad” Mr Rawlings observed: “Available records indicate that globally we dump 8million metric tons of plastics in the ocean annually.
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghAda West District celebrates disability dayThe (DCE), Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, presenting an item to Ophelia Okutu, a PWDThe Ada West District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has celebrated this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at Sege, the district capital, with a call on the PWDs to engage in viable ventures in order to be financially self-reliant, independent and comfortable. This year’s programme was on the theme; ‘’Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality’’. ItemsThe items they received included deep freezers, over-lock machines, sewing machines with motors attached, barbers kits with sterilisers, embroidery/designing machines, double-door fridges, spraying machines and wheel chairs. He said over the years, the Ada West District had facilitated the disbursement of funds to PWDs in the various communities in the district and encouraged the young ones to enrol in school and various forms of apprenticeship, all in a bid to empower them and make them self-reliant. He said the district had also linked some beneficiaries to other social interventions such as the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghYonkopa Cocoa robbed of GH¢380,000File photoFour suspected armed robbers last Thursday afternoon stormed the offices of the District Yonkopa Cocoa, a licensed cocoa buying company (LCBC), in New Edubiase and robbed it of GH¢380,000. The robbers are said to have trailed the staff of the company from the bank to the offices where they were supposed to distribute the money to their purchasing clerks. Amid sporadic firing, the robbers, who allegedly came in a Toyota taxicab (number withheld), went into the room and collected the money and bolted. He said the police initially arrested two of the district officers of the company but they had been released on police inquiry bail. “However, they did not inform us about the payment for us to give protection and now this has happened,” he lamented.
December 15, 2018 10:52 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Kotoko vs Kariobangi SharksKotoko are facing Kenya side Kariobangi SharksHello good day and welcome to our coverage of the CAF Confederation Cup game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks in the 1/16th stage of the competition. Kotoko are hoping to make an impact in African club competitions this term and despite the lack of competitive football on the domestic front, the Porcupine Warriors are hopeful they will beat the odds and triumph against their counterparts. A good result in today’s first leg clash at the Moi International Stadium at Kaserani, Nairobi, will enhance the Porcupine Warriors’ chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition after the return leg match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on December 22. Follow the game live here
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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana to deepen ties with Burkina Faso - VeepMahamudu Bawumia with Alpha Barry (3rd left), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brukina FasoThe Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says Ghana is committed to deepening ties with Burkina Faso. Some of the projects, he said, were the railway interconnectivity project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso, designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration. “Ghana is also committed to ensuring greater bilateral relations with her northern neighbour through the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou power interconnection project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana,’’ he said. Joint SessionThe Vice-President gave the assurance when Mr Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday. Mr Barry was in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation.
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