“…we will work hard to continue to deliver good governance, progress, prosperity, development to the Ghanaian people,” she continued. The Ablekuma West MP who couples as the Communications Minister lambasted members of the Minority who staged a boycott of the President’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday, February 20 in Parliament. Led by MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, the NPP legislators, all clad in white outfits filled the seats starting from that of the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu. A visibly excited Kennedy Agyapong quickly made himself comfortable in the seat of the Minority Leader while his other colleagues picked the rest of the ‘spoils’. With a prayer of conviction, the Ablekuma West MP buttressed the President’s statement with a quotation from the Bible.
February 23, 2020 18:45 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAfrica Education Watch petitions govt over teachers' exam leakageGhana Education Service (GES)Africa Education Watch (AEW) has petitioned the Education Ministry to probe the alleged leaked questions for the teachers' promotional examinations. Reports emerged that some of the questions for the teachers' exams conducted on February 20 and 21 were leaked. Those writing include teachers who are in Superintendent, Principal Superintendent, Assistant Director I and II as well as the Deputy Director positions. The said promotional exams replaces the old system of teachers being interviewed to gain promotion. AEW has equally expressed its displeasure over GES failure to change the exam questions despite hints of the leakage.
February 23, 2020 17:48 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: Ghanacrusader.comAmankwah Mireku reveals how Hearts of Oak can end their trophy droughtHearts of Oak playersYaw Amankwah Mireku acknowledged former club Hearts of Oak must be more consistent if it is to end their Ghana premier league, trophy drought. Mireku, who captained the ’64 battalion’ to win several laurels in the early 2000s is worried about the recent player recruitment in the club. According to him, the club needs to keep its players for years in order for them to transform the club into a winning side in the league. “The real problem with Hearts of Oak has been consistency. The club has not been consistent when it comes to keeping players for long,” he said during Dabort vs Hearts of Oak’s FA Cup pre-match discussion on StarTimes.
February 23, 2020 17:15 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: Footballghana.comMTN FA Cup: Danbort 0-2 Hearts of oak - Phobians through after comfortable win in AccraHearts of Oak's Joseph Esso celebrating his goalHearts of Oak have sailed through to the Round of 32 of this season's MTN FA Cup competition after defeating Danbort FC 2-0 this afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium. Following a series of dangerous attacking plays, Hearts of Oak finally took the lead on the 25th-minute courtesy an equalizer from midfielder Frederick Ansah Bocthway. That goal separated the two teams at the end of the first half with the Rainbow lads well on their way to victory. Later on the hour mark, Danbort FC goalkeeper Marfo committed a blunder with an air kick which gave Hearts of Oak's poster boy Joseph Esso with the goal at his mercy. The attacker gladly took advantage and slotted the ball into the back of the net to hand his side a 2-goal lead.
February 23, 2020 16:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: primenewsghana.comGomoa Sinbrofo chieftaincy dispute leaves scores injured, 200 displacedSome stranded residents of Gomoa Sinbrofo seeking refuge at the Gomoa Mpomam palaceA chieftaincy dispute in the Gomoa Sinbrofo community near Apam Junction in the Central Region has left scores injured with some displaced. Gomoa Sinbrofo is a farming community with a population of over 1000, located in Gomoa West in the Central Region. They said when the macho men stormed the town, they started butchering the youth and firing live bullets at them. Meanwhile the Adontenhene of Gomoa Sinbrofo, Nana Kojo Afful says he cannot confirm the number of people who have been shot and injured. Chief Linguist of Gomoa Mpomam, Okyeame Kojo Amoako Rockson-Alice, says, getting food for the displaced people has become a major challenge for them.
February 23, 2020 16:41 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSOTN2020: Minority should not dream of debating an address they boycotted – Ursula Owusuplay videoCommunications Minister, Ursula Owusu-EkufulMinister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has described as hypocritical any attempts by members of the Minority in Parliament to participate in a debate of the address by President Akufo-Addo on the State of The Nation. She expressed her disappointment especially in the leadership of the Minority and noted that their posture was appalling. Now if the President had said something which they objected to and walked out it would have made sense. Members of the Majority eventually occupied the seats of their colleagues at the Minority section in Parliament, leaving the President to address virtually members of his party. “… I hope that they will carry it to its logical conclusion, and not even dream of participating in the debate on the address they didn’t listen to.
February 23, 2020 16:41 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GNAGhana’s Battalion in South Sudan awardedFile photoSoldiers of the Ghanaian Battalion serving with the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS GHANBATT 7) have been awarded with the prestigious United Nations Peacekeeping Medals for their selfless service. The award was also in recognition of their immense contributions towards the peace process in the Republic of South Sudan. The statement said the performance of GHANBATT 7 had drawn admirations from both military and civilian components of UNMISS and the local communities. It said the Secretary-General of the United Nations had a zero tolerance policy towards Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and praised the efforts of the Commanding Officer in instituting appropriate measures to guard against acts of misconduct. The ceremony was witnessed by Nana Ama Twum-Amoah, Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia with oversight on South Sudan, a high powered delegation from Ghana led by Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Brigadier General Johnson Kofi Akou-Adjei, the Senior National Representative who also doubles as the UNMISS Sector North Commander, among other dignitaries.
February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: Daniel Kaku, ContributorWassa East DCE chastises MP for sabotaging 1D-1FDistrict Chief Executive (DCE) of Wassa East, Wilson ArthurDistrict Chief Executive (DCE) of Wassa East, Wilson Arthur has taken a swipe at the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Isaac Adjei Mensah for sabotaging One District, One Factory (1D1F) projects initiated by the Assembly to provide employment to indigenes of the area especially the youth. According to him, the MP is against the 1D1F initiative of President Akufo Addo whose main focus is to industrialise the rural economy to better living conditions of people. The project, which is being executed by the Natural Rubber Business (NARUBIZ) company Ltd. is expected to be completed within six (6) months by Nazak Construction Ltd. At the sod-cutting ceremony, the DCE identified rubber plantation as the fourth export cash crop in the District hence, government will support such farmers to thrive to boost the local economy. Mr. Arthur said apart from the Free SHS programme, the 1D1F initiative was the next in terms of major projects earmarked by the NPP government to better the living conditions of Ghanaians.
February 23, 2020 15:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comA-Plus sued over failure to pay for $3,000 (GH¢16,500) fridgeKwame Asare Obeng (A-Plus)Musician and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus has been sued by one Richard Nana Amoako for failing to pay for a $3,000.00 family hub refrigerator he (A Plus) purchased on credit from him (Richard) last year. According to details of the writ of summons issued by the Tema District Magistrate Court sighted by www.ghanaweb.com, attempts by the plaintiff to get A-Plus to honour his promise of paying off the debt has proved futile over the last seven months. “The plaintiff again states that whenever he went to the defendant to demand for his money it has been stories upon stories.” A part of the writ reads. Nana Amoako is thus asking the court to compel A-Plus to pay the $3,000 which in cedi equivalent is GH¢16,500 and to also make him pay interest on the amount he has failed to pay since July 2019. GhanaWeb has learnt that on Friday January 21, when the case was first called to be heard A-Plus failed to show up in court.
February 23, 2020 14:26 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGOIL’s 0.2% fuel reduction a joke – Alex MouldAlex Mould , Former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)Former CEO Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Alex Mould has called government out on its recent fuel price reduction. According to the former petroleum boss, GOIL's percentage price drop is insignificant as the price of oil on the international market has fallen hugely. “Oil prices down 7.5%, cedi appreciates from 5.7 to 5.3 nearly 7.5% and fuel prices reduced by less than 0.2%. His tweet comes on the back of the Ghana Oil Company Ltd, GOIL, announcing a reduced fuel price at all its retail outlets with effect from Saturday, February 22, 2020. The price change is in line with the drop in international petroleum prices and relative stability of the cedi.
February 23, 2020 14:26 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comFelix Annan handed first start in seven matchesAnnan has returned to the Kotoko starting teamAsante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan is set for a first start in 7 matches when the Porcupine Warriors face Asokwa Deportivo in the MTN FA Cup on Sunday. This will come as good news for Annan, Kotoko’s skipper, who has lost his place in the starting eleven to Kwame Baah. However, as the team takes a break from league action and kickstart their FA Cup adventure, Annan is likely to make his first start since January, footballmadeinghana.com undertands. The game takes place at the Len Clay Sports stadium with kick off slated for 3pm GMT. Hopefully, Annan will be ready to cease his chance back into the starting team and keep his place subsequently.
February 23, 2020 13:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSome of NPP’s 78% fulfilled promises have made no impact – SuhuyiniMember of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan SuhuyiniMember of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini says most promises the governing New Patriotic Party claim to have fulfilled have not made any impact. “What is worth doing, which is and in the case of getting people to school…is worth doing well. And because it is worth doing well, you don’t just start from somewhere, you start from somewhere that is well. Alhassan Suhuyini who further noted Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia failed to give a true representation of promises delivered noting that government had actually delivered on just 30% of its promises and not 78%. He added that the focus of implementing policies should be on the impact government seeks to achieve with them.
February 23, 2020 12:56 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMahama distributed tax waivers to ECOBANK, GHACEM, others without approval - Oppong Nkrumahplay videoFormer President John Dramani MahamaInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has alleged that former President John Dramani Mahama together with former Finance Minister Seth Terkper and then GIPC boss distributed tax waivers worth millions of dollars to a chunk of Ghanaian companies without prior approval from parliament while in power. “John Mahama, his Finance minister and then GIPC boss sat down in a room with a long list of people who they felt like issuing tax waivers to. “John Mahama gave ECOBANK on the 29th of April 2015 11.5million cedis worth of tax waiver. “For the first time, the government will abide by the constitution and this particular tax waiver will b discussed before parliament. The 28miillion tax waiver will be discussed.
February 23, 2020 12:56 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFlashback: ‘I am not an election year politician’ - Nana AddoPresident Akufo-AddoIn the lead up to the presidential election in 2016, President Nana Akufo-Addo who was then an opposition flagbearer declared that he is not the type of person that changes his lifestyle in an election year just to earn votes. Nana Addo made the statement when he worshipped with the members of the Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC) in Kumasi on one his campaign tours. Pastor Ransford Obeng landed the blow squarely, when the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo – Addo paid a visit to the church last Sunday. Pastor Ransford, further warned politicians against womanizing calling on them to “close their zips in holiness,” a call which drew the rousing applause and cheers of the congregation. Nana Addo further called on the church to intercede on his behalf and the NPP ahead of November 7 polls.
February 23, 2020 12:33 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comParliament must expedite decision on Tax Exemptions Bill – Tax expertPwC logoTax expert with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Abeiku Gyan-Quansah, has urged Parliament to pass a decision on Tax Exemptions Bill, laid before the house last year. Although there were moves to streamline the tax exemptions regime in 2019, the exemption bill before Parliament has not been passed hence Abeiku Gyan-Quansah questioning the urgency in getting the tax bill passed. “The President himself identified tax exemptions as one of his headaches. Data available shows that between 2010 and 2018, the total amount of tax exemptions granted by the Ghanaian government is in excess of GHS 4.6 billion. This high tax exemptions rate has been identified as one of the contributing factors to the poor domestic revenue collection.
February 23, 2020 12:33 UTC