Politics of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP has exploited Ghanaians’ ‘ignorance’ about cancellation of teachers’ trainee allowance – Sammy Gyamfiplay videoThe National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy GyamfiThe National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, has stated that the New Patriotic Party has taken advantage of Ghanaians’ ignorance about the NDC’s cancellation of the teacher trainee allowances to convince them to vote them into power in the 2020 general elections. According to Mr Gyamfi, the NDC converted allowances for teacher trainees into student loans in order to promote equality and equity among all tertiary students. But many Ghanaians did not first understand the reasons behind NDC’s decision, hence the NPP took advantage of the situation to win votes from them. He also added that speculations that Mahama’s selected running mate, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, was responsible for the cancellation of the teacher’s trainee allowance were entirely false, as the decision was taken by the entire cabinet. “The decision to replace teacher trainee allowance with student loan was a cabinet decision and not a ministerial decision.
July 09, 2020 19:17 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comConfusion rocks Ashgold as defender disagrees with C.E.O on Africa readinessAshantigold S.CThere has been a major contradiction from the camp of Ashantigold S.C as a statement from defender Eric Donkor goes contrary to that of his Cheif Executive Officer, Emmanuel Frimpong, ahead of their campaign in the 2020/2021 CAF Confederation Cup. The Miners were chosen as Ghana's representative in the CAF Confederation Cup after the 2019/2020 football season was truncated by the Ghana Football Association. Football is a team sport so you have to build a team before you can face your opponent. For Ashantigold, I cannot confirm whether we are ready or not but frankly speaking we are not ready." Eric Donkor told Bryt FM.
July 09, 2020 16:30 UTC
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com90% of minister's ‘inner staff’ tested positive for coronavirus – Education ministry PRO clarifiesMathew Opoku Prempeh is Education MinisterThe Education Ministry has moved to the sector minister’s defence about a report that 90% of staff at the Ministry tested positive for COVID-19. According to Public Relations Office of the Ministry, it is majority of the inner staff of the Ministry – staff that work closely with the Minister – that have tested positive for coronavirus. “We the inner staff members are about 50. And it is only part of this number that tested positive for the virus. The Minister of Education had said on Peace FM Thursday morning that over 90 per cent of his staff have tested positive to the coronavirus.
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Business News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comThere is no planned sale of Ghana Airport Company - Aviation Minister insistsplay videoJoseph Kofi Kowe Adda, Aviation MinisterThe Ministry of Aviation has dismissed allegations by the Airport Workers’ Union that the management of the airport company is going to be ceded to Turkish company; TAV-SUMMA Consortium. Workers of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, embarked on a demonstration to register their displeasure over government’s alleged sale of the company. However, addressing the press on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Accra, Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Kowe Adda said “there is no planned sale of the Kotoka International Airport or any airport asset in Ghana”. “There is no privatization of the Ghana Airports Company Limited in any way. He further assured the staff of the GACL and the general public the “KIA and the GACL is not for sale and will never be offered for sale by this government.”The aviation minister also noted how COVID-19 has stalled developments in the aviation sector of the country.
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Politics of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comVoters registration: Our supporters will fight back if NPP thugs harm them –Afriyie-Ankrah warnsplay videoElvis Afriyie-Ankrah is NDC Director of ElectionsDirector of Elections of the National Democratic Congress, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, has rallied party supporters to defend themselves at registration centres when their lives are threatened. Speaking at the party’s sixth weekly press briefing on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the former Sports Minister presented video evidence of what he claimed to be attacks on NDC members at the hands of organised NPP thugs in the ongoing voters registration exercise. Afriyie-Ankrah said the armed thugs, who he claimed are affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have targeted registration centres in NDC strongholds and have been terrorising registrants. He urged the NPP to honour its pledge to ban vigilantism and stop sending the armed thugs to intimidate and harm NDC supporters at registration centres. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 09, 2020 12:33 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comImmediately withdraw the 15% increment on fares - COPEC 'orders' Transport Ministryplay videoFile photoFollowing the announcement of a 15 percent increment in transport fares starting Saturday, July 11, 2020, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has asked the Transport Ministry to immediately rescind its decision. According to the Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, the new directive which was announced by Deputy Transport Minister, Titus Glover and yet to be rolled out is unjustified. The dictatorial role played by the transport ministry he said, only aggravates the burden of commercial vehicle drivers since fuel prices keep surging. In an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb, he said “whatever increases should be halted immediately forthwith and let us find a more lasting solution than these increases”. Dr. Amoah advised that the Ministry needs a comprehensive database on transport operators to be able to devise a lasting solution that specifically meets their needs to stop drivers from always demonstrating to get their pleas heard.
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Business News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana Airport Company breaks silence on alleged plans to privatize companyKIA is not up for sale for according to GACLThe management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) says it is shocked by the decision of the workers to protest over an alleged sale of the company. Workers of GACL on Wednesday, embarked on a demonstration against plans by the government to privatize the company. According to GACL, there is no such plan to sell the company to the Turkish firm as being alleged by the workers. It maintained that the proposal which is yet to be considered is a partnership proposal, and not one putting the outfit up for sale. Below is the statement from GACLManagement of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) met with the Divisional Union on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to discuss issues relating to a purported “Sale of Kotoka International Airport”.
July 09, 2020 10:46 UTC
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Over 90 percent of Education Ministry staff positive – Minister confirmsplay videoMinister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku PrempehThe Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has confirmed that over 90 percent of the staff of his ministry have tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus. He added, results from the testing showed that almost all staff of the ministry had contracted the virus with the majority of them being asymptomatic. “After my second result came out as positive, testing was conducted on all staff at the ministry and the results showed that out of every 50 persons, about 45 had contracted the virus. Most of them are asymptomatic so they are isolating at home,” the minister disclosed. Listen to the minister in the video belowSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 09, 2020 09:22 UTC
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTortured penises, eating human flesh: Baako reveals how Rawlings’ soldiers treated prisonersplay videoEditor-in-Chief of New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku BaakoListening to Kweku Baako recount stories of how political prisoners under the Provisional National Defense Council administration were tortured will send chills down your spine. Citing portions of the recommendations of the NRC and the accounts of some of the victims, Baako told a horrifying story of the acts of torture and abuse the military and police officers inflicted on the prisoners. The tip was opened and he wasn’t sure.’“With regards to Atta Kululu, Boamah Panin, he also had a similar experience. The tip of his penis had slipped opened slightly bigger than all of us had there. According to him, his back was cut and the flesh was given to him to chew and he refused.
July 09, 2020 09:22 UTC
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday, Dr Baidoo said the Ghana Education Service is putting lives at risk. “Is the exams we are conducting worth the life of our students? In Ghana, we think the examination is more important than the life of our students when Nigeria has pulled out of the exams. Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has served notice SHS students whose parents have picked them from campuses over COVID-19 fears will be isolated during exams. Parents are free to take their children home but when the time comes for exams, they [students] will be isolated,” he told Starr News.
July 09, 2020 08:27 UTC
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: pulse.com.ghIt’s your responsibility to protect yourselves - Buaben Asamoa to GhanaiansNational Communications Director of NPP, Buaben AsamoahThe National Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has called on Ghanaians to protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the MP for Adentan, it’s in the interest of everyone to take their personal protection seriously. Mr Buaben Asamoa speaking on Kingdom FM said: “The Electoral Commission has put measures in place to protect us at the various registration centers so we have to observe the various protocols to stop the virus from spreading”. The NPP Communications Director, therefore, urged the Electoral Commission to start punishing people by sacking them from registration centers if they fail to adhere to the safety measures. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo determined to hang on to power by any means – Mahamaplay videoFile photo of John Dramani MahamaFlagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has said recent decisions by the Nana Akufo-Addo administration demonstrate that it is bent on holding on to power by whatever means possible. “We have a government that is determined to hang on to power, and it is determined to use any means to do so. However, John Mahama mocked this explanation by the government, arguing that Ghana could not be sealing its borders to citizens of its neighbours because it has more cases than its neighbours. “The explanation has been given that [the deployment] is to seal the borders to prevent COVID-19 from entering our country. Indeed, our neighbouring country should rather be afraid and be sealing their borders to prevent us from entering their countries.
Sports News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: pulse.com.ghI'm a changed man- Jordan AyewCrystal Palace forward Jordan AyewBlack Stars striker Jordan Ayew has said that he has changed his approach towards a lot of things and that is the secret behind his stellar form this season. The 29-year-old has been Crystal Palace’s best performer in the ongoing English Premier League, having registered nine goals in the campaign. That’s why things have changed. "I’ve changed a lot of things: my attitude, my desire to succeed, a bit of luck. I just wanted to do well this season; I came with big ambitions and things have changed but there’s still room for improvement."
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: rainbownradioonline.comGhanaians disappointed in your 'large, corrupt, mediocre govt' - Expert slams Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoA Communication and Public Relations expert Mr. Raymond Ablorh has taken President Akufo-Addo to the cleaners accusing him of presiding over a ”very large corrupt, mediocre and incompetent administration” despite the assurances he gave Ghanaians. Mr. Ablorh is of the view that the ruling government is not only mediocre and corrupt but vindictive and petty as well. He stated in a post that the NPP painted President Akufo-Addo ”…as the only saint and incorruptible man in Kufuor’s stinkingly corrupt administration”. He’s leading a very large corrupt, mediocre and incompetent administration. They didn’t even think John Kufuor was good enough and portrayed Nana Akufo-Addo as the only saint and incorruptible man in Kufuor’s stinkingly corrupt administration.
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General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDeputy MASLOC CEO in vote-buying scandal during NPP primariesHajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakaria, CEO, MASLOCGhana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) in their Corruption Watch report says Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakaria, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Microfinance and Loans Centre (MASLOC) was involved in vote-buying during the recently held NPP Parliamentary primaries. Abibata Zakaria was contesting against Farouk Aliu Mahama, son of the late former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama for the Yendi seat. According to the findings, Hajia Abibata Zakaria facilitated the use of MASLOC money to allegedly induce NPP delegates and hopefully secure their votes in December 7 polls. When questioned about the timing which suggested vote-buying, the deputy MASLOC CEO said that she didn’t see it as such. Farouk Aliu Mahama polled 244 votes in the contest; Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakaria, polled 210; and Baba Daney, a chartered accountant, obtained 139 votes.
July 09, 2020 05:51 UTC