General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Ghananewsagency.orgNRSC lauds NaBCo programmeBeneficiaries of the Nation Builder's Corp(NaBCo) programme at a paradeThe National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has lauded the government’s Nation Builders Corp (NaBCo) programme and appealed for more personnel to help carry out with road safety and traffic education to reduce crashes and fatalities on the road. According to Mr Kwasi Agyenim Boateng, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Head of the NRSC, the NaBCo programme remained relevant to the commission because their personnel had improved on its staff strength and deepening road safety and traffic education as well. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani on Thursday, Mr Boateng observed that until road traffic and safety education remained a year-long programme, little would be achieved. But he added that with the engagement of the NaBCo personnel, the commission was able to deploy personnel to transport terminals and some highways to embark on continuous education which was yielding positive results. He said such cooperation was required because it would motivate the personnel to do their best in carrying out with road safety education to improve discipline on the road.
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General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comThrowback as Chief Imam turns 100 yearsNational Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu in his hay days (L) and now (R)April 23 2019, marked the 100th birthday of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu. He was born at Fadama in Accra in 1919. After government in 1993 created the Office of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman was appointed to serve in that office. A responsibility he holds to date. He is respected for fostering inter-faith dialogue and religious co-existence in Ghana.
April 25, 2019 16:36 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comCedi woes: 'There's no magic bullet; insults, arrogance, partisanship' worrying – BotchweyProfessor Kwesi BotchweyGhana's longest-served Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, has raised concerns about the insults and bipartisan public discourse concerning the exchange rate of the Ghana cedi to other international currencies, especially the dollar. In an interview with The Vaultz Magazine published on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, Prof Botchwey highlighted the need to have a stable exchange rate. “I see two problems”, Prof Botchwey said. Professor Botchwey noted that: “The other problem is that the public discourse on exchange rate issues is so ridden with partisanship, arrogance and even insults that a principled discussion becomes impossible”. The Minority has constituently accused Dr Bawumia of twisting facts and figures to deceive Ghanaians.
April 25, 2019 16:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Senyalah CastroOne Village, One Dam project ‘washed away’ by rains at Kasena-Nankana WestRain water has knocked down the bank leaving it split in two halvesOne of government’s projects under its flagship One Village, One Dam (1V1D) policy constructed in Kajelo, a community in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, has been washed away by Tuesday’s heavy downpour. The reporter said community members have expressed displeasure at the development, blaming the construction company for doing a poor job. The Kajelo community project is one of the first batch of six dams approved and being constructed in the Kasena-Nankana West area. The District Chief Executive, Gerard Ataogye cut the sod in December and handed over the Kajelo site to Time Line Constructions Company Limited for the commencement of work. According to Mr. Aniakwo, the collapse of the bank of the dam is clear indication that the contractor did not do a proper job.
April 25, 2019 15:33 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comNPA, Korea Petroleum sign MoUHassan Tampuli and Son Joo-Suk exchanging documentsChief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, and his counterpart at the Korean Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro), Son Joo-Suk, have pledged their commitment to work together to promote quality petroleum products, while contributing to efforts to curb carbon emissions. In this regard, K-Petro has agreed to assist the NPA with the needed support to improve mechanisms for promoting petroleum quality and distribution in the country. “We are committed to contributing to climate change and this signing is another demonstration of our commitment,” he said. On his part, Mr. Tampuli said improving the petroleum quality and distribution systems were critical to the operations in the downstream sector. “Collaborating with K-Petro will ensure petroleum products consume by the public are of the highest quality” he said.
April 25, 2019 14:48 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comAshantigold sign Ivorian defender Ibrahim Khalil DoumbiaDoumbia has signed a 5-year deal with AshgoldGhana Premier League side Ashantigold, have secured the services of Ivorian center back, Ibrahim Khalil Doumbia on a 5 year contract. Doumbia’s signing was announced via the club’s twitter account on Thursday morning. The lanky defender has signed a deal until 2024. He’s expected to augment the defensive unit of Svetislav Tanasijevic’s team who have struggled at times in the NC Special Competition. The team’s official handle of Twitter tweeted “We have secured the services of young Ivorian defender Ibrahim Kalil Doumbia Junior for the next 5 (five) Years.
April 25, 2019 14:26 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comGhana deported 194 foreigners over galamsey – Lands Ministerplay videoMinister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-CheremehThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh has revealed that 194 foreign nationals have been deported because of illegal mining. Speaking at a media encounter on Thursday morning, the Minister alluded to the controversy surrounding the deportation of Chinese national Aisha Huang. Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh suggested that the claims that government was favouring ties with the Chinese over prosecuting illegal mining were misplaced. We are talking of 194 foreigners that have been deported. This was met with criticisms and even calls for the Minister’s resignation after he justified the discontinuation of the prosecution.
April 25, 2019 14:03 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghEC’s posture towards IPAC dangerous – NDCEC Chairperson, Jean MensaThe Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing the Electoral Commission (EC) of deliberately undermining the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC). The NDC is also not happy with the EC’s decision to maintain its structure for the registration exercise despite objections at IPAC. Speaking on Morning Starr Thursday, NDC’s Deputy General Secretary Peter Otokurnor said: “we have a major challenge with this current reconstituted crop of EC officials. We have heard argument from the deputy commissioner...that IPAC is unconstitutional and the EC does not need IPAC to operate. That posturing is most dangerous.”But the governing NPP says accusations by the NDC are unfounded.
April 25, 2019 13:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghIMANI accuses KK Sarpong of conflict of interest in US$4.4bn Aker Energy dealVice President of IMANI Africa, Kofi BentilPolicy think tank, IMANI Africa, has accused the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr K. K. Sarpong, of engaging in a conflict of interest situation in a US$4.4 billion petroleum agreement between Ghana and Aker Energy Ghana Limited. “We are not against Ghanaian participation in our oil industry but protecting the public purse includes avoiding such conflicts,” he said at the press conference. “It is a zero sum game; what Ghana has, Aker does not have. He called on the government to be firm in dealing with Aker Energy, noting that most of the decisions that should have been taken by Parliament have been unilaterally taken by Aker Energy in a manner that raises eyebrows. Aker Energy is 50 per cent owned by Aker of Norway, leaving the other 50 per cent for Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekk through his private firm.
April 25, 2019 13:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comSaglemi Housing Project: Atta Akyea uninformed – AhiSampson Ahi and Samuel Atta AkyeaA former Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Sampson Ahi, has accused the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, of not properly perusing the documents covering the Saglemi Housing Project before accusing the erstwhile Mahama administration of shortchanging Ghanaians by 3,498 housing units. However, Mr Ahi, who is also the MP for Bodi, is of the view that Mr Akyea would not be speaking the way he did if he had done his checks properly. Mr Ahi further criticised Mr Akyea for failing to seek clarification from his predecessors and the consultant for the project before running to the media. The Minority in Parliament has been mounting pressure on the government to release the completed housing units for habitation to address the two million housing deficit in the country. However, Mr Akyea revealed that the housing units are unfit for purpose in spite of the huge cash paid to the contractor.
April 25, 2019 11:58 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgOkudzeto Ablakwa presents medical equipment to Bator Catholic Hospital, fetes childrenHon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa [R] doing the presentationMr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, on Easter Monday presented medical equipment worth over GHC200,000.00 to the Bator Catholic Hospital. Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa also supported the Hospital to expand the children's ward to include a fully furnished in-house mothers' hostel. The presentation was climaxed with a party for children on admission and others in the Bator Township to mark the Easter celebrations. Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa said the donation was to improve quality healthcare delivery and inspire health workers at the Hospital to continue to give their best to clients.
April 25, 2019 11:48 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comTutu Agyare leaves Tullow today; Khama, Sangudi appointedThe two women will replace Mr. Tutu Agyare as Non-Executive Directors effective todayTullow Oil has announced the appointment of Sheila Khama and Genevieve Sangudi as Non-Executive Directors with effect from Friday, 26 April 2019 following the resignation of Mr Tutu Agyare as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Agyare will officially resign after the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Thursday, 25 April 2019. Sheila Khama is a policy adviser on the mineral, oil and gas industries at the World Bank in Washington focusing on host government relations with commercial companies. Genevieve Sangudi is a Managing Director for The Carlyle Group based in South Africa. Tullow ahead of the AGM also noted that the Board will be asking Tullow shareholders to approve the Group’s first dividend payment since 2014.
April 25, 2019 11:37 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: dailyguidenetwork.comImprove domestic budget financing to stabilise cedi - AddisonDr. Ernest Addison, BoG GovernorDr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), has called for improvement in Ghana’s debt management strategies and engineering policies to shift the financing of the budget from non-residents to domestic financing. The Governor, who was addressing a Stanbic Ghana-sponsored forum on exchange rate stability recently in Accra, said the local currency would stabilise in a sustainable manner if this strategy is implemented. He said investor sentiments weakened on concerns about the economic outlook, as Ghana was on the verge of exiting the IMF programme. We also witnessed significant repatriation of coupons by non-resident investors, which contrasted past trends of re-investment of coupon proceeds. Consequently, efforts to build up reserves in a period of strong foreign exchange demand exerted additional pressures on the local currency.”Furthermore, he said: “As we all know, Ghana’s economy is import dependent, hence the existence of persistent foreign exchange demand pressures by importers.
April 25, 2019 11:26 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comAisha Huang wasn't exchanged for $2bn Sinohydro loan - Asomah-CheremehMinister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-CheremehNotorious Chinese ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha Huang was not “exchanged” for the $2 billion Sinohydro deal by the government of Ghana, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh has said. Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company. It is the one that is going to help process our bauxite and provide about two billion dollars to us." Putting that lady [Aisha] in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your economic problems. That is far more important than one Chinese woman who has been deported out of the country".
April 25, 2019 11:26 UTC
General News of Thursday, 25 April 2019Source: mynewsgh.comExecutive Director for Northern Youth for Peace and Development arrested for Visa fraudPrince Hardi AdamThe Executive Director for Northern Youth for Peace and Development (NYUPED), Prince Hardi Adam is currently in the grips of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly swindling a number of persons under the guise of securing them traveling visas to the United States of America (USA). It is gathered that in December last year, the suspect was declared wanted by the police after he engaged in a similar act but went into hiding thereafter until he was apprehended last Monday. According to the facts of the case, Prince Hardi Adams in one of the about six cases pending before police investigators, presented himself as a visa contractor to his victims and took various sums of money including $6,000 and an unregistered Nisssan Altima salon car valued GH¢75,000. Upon his latest arrest, police disclosed that cases of similar nature were lodged with them at different jurisdictions citing an instance where he received $4,000 but failed to fulfill his part of the bargain. Police were unable to tell MyNewsGh.com the exact number of victims he has defrauded under the pretext of securing them visas but promised to arraign him before court on Friday April 26, 2019 after building a comprehensive docket on the case.
April 25, 2019 11:03 UTC