General News of Tuesday, 9 March 2021Source: Atinka OnlineInt’l Women’s Day: Ghana will get a female president with the exigencies of time – Kufuorplay videoFormer President John Agyekum KufuorGhana’s Former President John Agyekum Kufuor believes that a female occupying the highest seat of the land is bound to happen. According to him, the exigencies of time would lead to a female becoming the President of the country. His comments come as the World Celebrates International Women’s day on the theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’. This shows that women are bridging the gap and with time the Ghanaian people would realize that it is time to have a female president. He called for support for the President so as to continually push women to achieve higher heights.
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General News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comMeet Ghana’s 5 First LadiesThese beautiful ladies served commendably during their terms as First LadiesIt's International Women’s Day, a day allocated to celebrate women across the globe. As a First Lady, she worked towards ensuring improved access and quality of education for underprivileged children and also promoted girl child education in Ghana. She set up an NGO called the Foundation for Child Education in Ghana, to promote education in the deprived, rural and poor communities in Ghana. She has been honoured in other countries and in Ghana for her contribution to child education. In 2017, she founded the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation, a non-governmental organization to enhance efforts of government amongst Ghanaian women and children.
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General News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comFocus on strong collaborations among yourselves - Pres to ministersPresident Akufo-Addo and his newly sworn-in ministersThe president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged his ministers to, among other things, focus on strong collaborations among themselves as they start work towards supporting him in his second term of presidency. This was communicated in a press briefing addressed by Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, following the end of a three-day presidential retreat with the president's newly sworn-in ministers, at the Peduase Lodge. "President Akufo-Addo and the executive branch commence full work this week after completing a three-day retreat to sign off on the key priorities of the second term of his administration. "As you will recall, the president swore in members of the cabinet on Friday night - about 28 ministers and immediately afterwards, he commenced this three day retreat. "Now, as ministers commence work on Tuesday, the immediate focus of the second term agenda includes winning the fight against the COVID-19... also to focus on strong collaborations among yourselves..." he said.
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Regional News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comEjurahene leads feuding Zongo factions to National Chief Imam to seal truceplay videoThe Ejurahene Barima Osei Hwedie II and the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhi SharubutuThe Ejurahene Barima Osei Hwedie II has led feuding Zongo factions of his community to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhi Sharubutu to seal and bless a peace process he initiated. There had been a misunderstanding between the Imam of the community and Zongo Chiefs over pertinent issues, and that threatened to destabilise the peace of the entire community. As part of his efforts to strengthen the truce, the Ejurahene led elders of Ejura Zongo, including the Zongo Chief and the Imam, to the National Chief Imam for further advice and prayers. The National Chief Imam preached on the virtues of peace and unity and urged the Ejura Zongo leadership to peacefully co-exist so that future leaders will also emulate their good example. Sheikh Sharubutu commended the Nana Ejurahene for his intervention to avert what could have been catastrophic.
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The Lebanese Community presented a cheque of GHC44,000 being full payment of tuition for the four brilliant students. To promote cultural and educational co-operation between Lebanon and Ghana, post-graduate students on the Lebanese scholarship programme will from now, conduct comparative research on either Lebanese-Ghanaian subjects or purely Lebanese subjects in their final thesis at the institute. On his part, the Rector of GIJ, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo applauded the growing ties between the school and the Lebanese Community. “It is easy to begin to take the kind gesture over the Lebanese Community for granted since it happens every year. One of the beneficiaries, Joseph Agbezuke thanked the Lebanese Community for the support which has given their tertiary education a boost.
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General News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comMutual respect and goodwill should be our hallmark for progress - Shirley Botchwey on Commonwealth DayShirley Ayorkor Botchwey is minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional IntegrationGhana's Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has called for the Commonwealth nations to continue to uphold mutual respect and goodwill as it is the surest way to deliver a common future for its people. It is, therefore, our hope that as we mark this auspicious occasion, we will cooperate more, with mutual respect and goodwill, to deliver a common future for our people. SHIRLEY AYORKORBOTCHWEY, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONALINTEGRATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA8TH MARCH, 2021Ghana today joins other Member States of the Commonwealth to commemorate the Commonwealth Day, which is being held virtually due to the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is therefore our hope that as we mark this auspicious occasion, we will cooperate more, with mutual respect and goodwill, to deliver a common future for our people. Long live Ghana, Long live our Commonwealth and may it remain a driving force for positive change throughout the Commonwealth family!
March 08, 2021 12:56 UTC
One of his friends died, and he, like the others sustained several degrees of injuries. This experience informed a Road Safety Campaign he embarked on for years, one he pushed to foster change. Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, shared his story with GhanaWeb’s Wonder Ami Hagan. On the fateful night, 28th of December, we were scheduled to perform at the Vybrant Street Carnival in Accra. "I had a fractured arm and some deep cuts on my face, because I got in contact with the windshield.
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Health News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comSupport women with information on coronavirus immunity - First Lady on Women's DayFirst Lady, Rebecca Akufo-AddoThe First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called for support on the dissemination of information on issues of immunity and the ability to fight the coronavirus, especially for women. Speaking on the occasion of the 2021 International Women's Day, the First Lady called for more attention to be paid to women's issues since days like today remind the world that women continue to be the most oppressed. Read the full statement below:Once again the International Women's Day is here, presenting the global opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the world over. This is because nearly 60 per cent of women work in the informal economy, earning less, saving less, and at greater risk of falling into poverty. Therefore, everyone must truly embrace the challenge by making the International Women’s Day the focal point to contribute their quota, actively, to make a positive difference for women.
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Sports News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: Football GhanaWe were more determined to win – Percious Boah on winning AFCON U-20 titleplay videoBlack Satellites striker, Percious BoahBlack Satellites Striker Percious Boah has said that they were more determined to win than the Ugandans in the final of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana defeated Uganda on Saturday to clinch their fourth title on the continent. Speaking to Ezra FM, he indicated that they were more determined to win the title for the country than their opponent. “We were determined to win the trophy and it has come to pass and Ghanaians also showed us the love and massive support that motivated us a lot to win the tournament and indeed, we won it,” he said. The team has arrived in the country after their success in the just-ended tournament in Mauritania.
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Business News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comOsei Kyei Mensah Bonsu expected to read 2021 budget on FridayOsei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader in ParliamentOn and on, new and unconfirmed information keeps coming through on who could step into the shoes of Ken Ofori-Atta, the minister-designate for Finance, this Friday, March 12, 2021, to read the 2021 budget. This time though, citinewsroom reports that it has received information that Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the leader of government's business in Parliament, will rather be the one to do do. This 2021 budget is expected to be laid before Parliament this Friday, following which it will be considered and approved, as is the practice. The reports added that last October, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2021 Expenditure in Advance Appropriation Budget, which by the law, is to make provisions for the first quarter expenditure as the country’s leadership transitions after the 2020 elections. The expenditure for government for the first quarter of 2021 was estimated at GHȻ27.34 billion, with total revenues and grants expected at GHȻ13.3 billion, whilst total expenditure and arrears clearance was at GHȻ24.01 billion.
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Sports News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: Football GhanaMaxwell Konadu lauds Karim Zito for winning U-20 AFCON titleBlack Satellites Coach, Abdul Karim ZitoFormer Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has celebrated his compatriot Abdul Karim Zito for winning the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The Black Satellites are now the second most successful African U20 national team tied with Egypt on four titles; second behind Nigeria who have tallied seven titles. In 1999, under Italian coach Guisseppe Dossena, the Black Satellites beat arch-rivals Nigeria 1-0 on home soil to record their second title. Ghana has so far won double having won the WAFU Zone B tournament and Maxwell Konadu could not hide his joy for his compatriot. He tweeted, “Congratulations Coach Karim Zito, the backroom staff and the entire playing body.”Join our Newsletter
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GNASSM members who decide to take advantage of the programme under the Agreement will, in return, channel their gold to the Goldridge refinery. This is going to be transformational.”Goldridge is already actively involved in Small-Scale Gold Mining (SSGM) sourcing from more than 5 mines in Western Region, and has been named as ‘Ambassador for zero mercury in gold mining in Ghana and Across Africa. “All Ghana gold miners deserve to be recognized and receive fair pay,” comments Dr.Sledge Duodu , Founder and CEO of of Goldridge. “Goldridge is taking a lead role in Ghana’s transition from raw gold producer to refined gold producer,” says Dr Sledge. When it all works, it will fully benefit gold miners and their communities.
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Business News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comFor the progress of the sector, we will work with Hawa Koomson - Tuna Association backtracks on earlier stanceThe Association has earlier petitioned the Speaker against the approval of Hawa KoomsonThe Ghana Tuna Association has said that it respects the decision by Parliament to approve Mavis Hawa Koomson for Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and is open to fully working with her. This follows their earlier stance, opposing her nomination on concerns that her competence didn't fit the portfolio. According to citibusiness.com, the Secretary of the Ghana Tuna Association, Richster Nii Armah Amarfio, has indicated that despite their reservations, they expect that Mavis Hawa Koomson will work in the interest of the local fisheries industry, and eventually for the progress of the sector. Earlier, the Association had petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, over what it described as the poor performance of the nominee, Mavis Hawa Koomson, during her vetting at the Appointments Committee of Parliament. On March 3, Parliament, by a majority of 161 YES votes to 104 NO votes, gave its blessings to Mavis Hawa Koomson to become the minister for the sector, garnering the highest approval votes for the night.
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LifeStyle of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: e.TV GhanaLearn to differentiate between being vocal and being rude - Communication Specialist advisesRhoda Doku speaking on the showRhoda Doku, a Ghanaian Communication and Development Specialist has urged Ghanaians to be careful in differentiating between being vocal and being rude. Speaking on the topic, “Impact of the Ghanaian Culture on ‘Her’ Women”, she made it known that, “our culture has portrayed vocal women as rude when both (vocal and rude) actually portray different characters”. “But our culture has trained us in such a way that, it is difficult for most women to be heard”. But our culture in Ghana does not allow women speak up. “Once the person is vocal, she is perceived as rude or arrogant but that is a very wrong approach,” she shared.
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General News of Monday, 8 March 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comHawa Koomson’s approval was not in the interest of Ghana – Sammy Gyamfi fumesNDC National Communications Officer, Sammy GyamfiSammy Gyamfi, has explained why the NDC was vehemently against the nomination of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees. Sammy Gyamfi told Power FM in an interview monitored by GhanaWeb on Friday, March 5, that, “There was an understanding between our party leadership and our people in Parliament in the interest of the nation, it was not in the interest of NDC. Sammy Gyamfi in a post on his Facebook timeline singled out the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu; the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak and even the NDC-backed Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin. Gyamfi further stated, the NDC will not be perturbed by the outcomes of the debate on the ministerial nominees. Sammy Gyamfi feels the leadership of the NDC caucus “have lost their moral authority to lead and are not fit to sit on the front bench of the NDC side of the House.”Skip to 3:30:00 in the video below to listen to Sammy Gyamfi:
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