Regional News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comCorrespondence from Ashanti RegionThe Green Ghana Project has turned tragic for the people of Wonoo and Ashanti region as a forest guard has been shot dead in the process. The 38-year-old Benjamin Seidu, a forest guard allegedly met his untimely death when he and other colleagues were on their way to the forest to pick seedlings for the Green Ghana Project. The sad incident happened at Kumawu Wonoo in the Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti region. He further revealed that Mr Seidu sat at the back of the truck with a gun in his hand. The wife of the deceased, Sadikatu Seidu, explaining her ordeal revealed she received the shocking news from some Islamic clerics after prayers.
June 13, 2021 12:22 UTC
At a brief event at the Ministry of Finance to commemorate the green Ghana Project, Mr Ofori-Atta emphasized the need for Ghanaians to embrace the project and take personal responsibility in planting and nurturing trees. “The Green Ghana Initiative is a critical initiative that will allow us to increase our tree canopy in order to create healthier and cooler microclimates, improve our air quality as well as positively impact the hydrological cycle (water quality and availability)” he disclosed. He further stated that the Ministry has been working with relevant MDAs on Climate Finance initiatives to aid the transition to a low-carbon economy in order to promote environmental sustainability and social well-being. The Minister planted a coconut tree at the Ministry to signify the Ministry’s participation in the Green Ghana Project which was part of President Akufo-Addo's Government’s broader agenda of preserving and protecting the country’s forest cover and environment at large through the planting of 5 million trees nationwide. Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance, Mr Patrick Nomo and Commissioner, Support Services Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Ms Julie Essiam, also planted trees to commemorate the day.
June 13, 2021 12:11 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: GNAThe government is determined to develop two iconic tourism attractions in each of the five regions of the north to stimulate growth in the area. He was speaking at a two-day conference in Tamale organised by the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to validate the Northern Ghana Tourism Development Strategy. Key stakeholders in the tourism sector, including Ghana Tourism Authority, Ghana Cultural Forum, Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, and Creative Arts Agency, among others, attended the conference to validate the strategy to pave way for its launch and implementation. The draft Northern Ghana Tourism Development Strategy was facilitated by the then Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) between 2016 and 2017 under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Others also called for investments in arts and culture to sustain the tourism industry.
June 13, 2021 11:15 UTC
"He (TB Joshua) was my mentor and when we talk about the pure and undiluted gift, that was what he had. "I met TB Joshua in 2002. Computer Man went ahead to address the issue of allegations and questions being asked about the trueness of the late Prophet who performed several miracles in his days. People from all walks of lives were attending the church of TB Joshua. Prophet TB Joshua was declared dead in an announcement by his Synagogue Church of all Nations on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
June 13, 2021 09:22 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comMoney ‘rained’ on Tracey Boakye’s daughter Nana Akua Nhyira on the occasion of the child’s one-year birthday party as the actress threw a stack of money on her. With Sarkodie’s ‘Happy Day’ song in the background, Tracey rhythmically released the cedi notes on her daughter who kept her eyes fixated on the source of the money. Prior to the exhibition, an unidentified voice was heard saying the child “was crying, she stopped when I gave her money”. That individual during the display of wealth chanted, urging Tracey Boakye to carry on. In less than thirty seconds, the floor was ‘painted’ with the cedi notes.
June 13, 2021 08:48 UTC
The World Bank has approved $200 million for Ghana as to help finance COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project. COVID-19: World Bank supports Ghana with $200m for emergencies and vaccinesSource: UGCIt also aims at strengthening the Ghanaian health system to make it more resilient and also to be able to withstand pandemics in the future. In a statement, the World Bank Country Director, Pierre Laporte, said “The World Bank is happy to support this second additional financing given the importance of preventing deaths and reducing transmission of COVID-19 among the population by providing access to COVID-19 vaccines towards accelerating economic and social recovery in Ghana. He stated that the world bank is aware of the continuing difficulties in having access to COVID-19 vaccines and logistics due to the global vaccine market challenges. The Ministry of Health in a statement explained that the vaccines were bought at that price for some peculiar reasons.
June 13, 2021 07:30 UTC
Boxing News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: GNAThe Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi says he fully supports the implementation of science and technology in the development of sports in Ghana. The seminar which was organized by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) and Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) with support from the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) is to impart new ways of doing things to the coaches to achieve positive results. The seminar was directed by Professor Omotayo and attended by trainers and some friends of boxing. Also in attendance was Technical/Marketing Consultant of Ghana Boxing, Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, Vice President of the GBA, Dr. Henry Manly-Spain, Mr. Laud Aquaye, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, Dr. Ofori Asare, coach Charles Quartey, the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union and the media.
June 13, 2021 06:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comIbrahim Murtala Muhammed, MP for Tamale Central, has slammed the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah for his decision to drag Dr Dominic Ayine, MP for Bolgatanga East before the disciplinary committee of the Ghana Legal Council (GLC). “The hypocrisy of the Chief Justice is telling. The Chief Justice in a letter written by the Judicial Secretary said the Chief Justice took issue with the views expressed by Dr. Ayine on the 2020 Election Petition Judgment on a CDD-Ghana platform. Muhammed added, the focus of the discussion regarding Dr Ayine being hauled before the disciplinary Committee of GLC should rather be on attempts by the Chief Justice to discourage freedom of speech. Unfortunately, the Chief Justice and the judiciary, in particular, are doing everything possible to truncate this process and trying to deny people their right to speak,” Murtala Muhammed stressed.
June 13, 2021 05:26 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Accra Regional Police Command, has requested for streetlight on the Achimota-GIMPA road from the Forestry Commission, to prevent the recurrence of criminal activities within that vicinity. The police as part of their request, asked for a fence to be built around the Achimota forest to deprive criminals of hiding in the area to carry out their nefarious activities. She explains, “We have appealed on a number of occasions to the Forestry Commission to ensure that the forest is fenced, it is possible and it can be done." “What we have identified as a Police Service is that, with the vast stretch of this area and the forest, people hide in the forest and come out, especially at times when there is traffic, attack motorists and rob them. The call comes after Police arrested a man who attacked the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder with registration number GE 8088-11 on the GIMPA-Fiesta Royale Road.
June 13, 2021 03:45 UTC
Soccer News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: ghanasoccernet.comHearts of Oak have another difficult assignment and cannot afford to drop further points against title-chasers Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians saw their title charge suffer a jolt in the 1-1 draw with city-rivals Great Olympics in the Mantse Derby. Head coach Samuel Boadu will be coming up against his former side and the stakes are high going into the match. They are tied on points with rivals Asante Kotoko who are in action on Monday against Inter Allies. Medeama are in third place and are also contenders for the title but their path to glory looks herculean.
June 13, 2021 01:07 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: footballghana.comGhana captain Andre Dede Ayew has reacted to the Black Stars performance against Ivory Coast on Saturday evening. The Black Stars were held to a 0-0 draw at the Cape Coast stadium in a friendly match, a game Ghanaians seem not to be impressed with the performance of the team. But Andre Ayew speaking after the game expressed satisfaction with their performance against West African Powerhouse, Ivory Coast. Asked about the performance of the team, he said, “Solid performance, tough game, we wanted to win at home but we didn’t get it. It was a 50-50 game but I think we showed a lot of determination, good play, they were very dangerous at set-pieces but we were able to handle them”“We are still progressing but now we have to get ready for Ethiopia because that is a must-win game” he said.
June 12, 2021 20:03 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 12 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Delay has responded to Nana Aba Anamoah’s interview invite• According to the ‘Delay show’ host, she will honour Nana Aba’s invite when she is ready• Delay also asked Nana Aba to stop making a big deal out of interviewing herPopular TV host, Deloris Frimpong Manso, a.k.a. Delay, has finally reacted to broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah’s public request to interview her anytime soon. But reacting to the public invite, the popular media mogul, among other things, rubbished Nana Aba’s allegations that she (Delay) has on several occasions ‘swerved’ an interview invite. Delay also asked Nana Aba to stop acting as though it is a big deal to interview her. Aside from public pressure, Nana Aba who was once a victim of Delay’s ‘punchy’ interrogations ten years ago thinks it’s about time she returned the ‘kind gesture.’Read Delay’s post below
June 12, 2021 17:03 UTC
Hassan Ayariga believes Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unveiling the over 100 trucks was unnecessary considering there were more pressing issues to focus on. “President just launched 100 vehicles and had to do a whole set up of fun fair just to launch Chinese Zoomlion vehicles.” Hassan Ayariga said. “How much is 100 vehicles, $3 million? When there was Zoomlion Chinese motorbikes or tricycles I call them that they brought for waste, it’s $30,000 to $40,0000. Hundred of them is about 2.5 million dollars…And then it took the president to come and sit down to launch a $2.5 million waste management company.” He reiterated.
June 12, 2021 16:30 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 12 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• The Ghana Police Service has arrested two suspects at Abeka Lapaz for kidnapping• The suspects kept making demands from the victim’s sister• The two were arrested at their hideout after the victim’s sister called the policeTwo suspects, Abdula Saeed and Kudjo Akorlor have been arrested by the Ghana Police Service following an allegation levelled against them for kidnapping. They were arrested in their hideout at Abeka Lapaz in Accra. According to the police, the two suspects had earlier demanded GH¢1,000 from the victim’s sister through a mobile money transfer and still demanded more money after the initial transfer had been made. The suspects insisted that they would only release the victim on the condition that the money is sent. The police then made a move to arrest the suspects after they made a second demand for money.
June 12, 2021 16:07 UTC
General News of Saturday, 12 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comVice President of policy think-tank, IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has said it is necessary for Ghana to review the contractual agreement between the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) and Frontiers Health Services Limited. Frontiers Health Services Limited signed a contract with GACL on September 1, 2020, giving them the exclusive right to provide mandatory Covid-19 testing on passengers at the Kotoka International Airport for two years. Recently, it was revealed that Ghana has made just $1million out of the over $17million that has been yielded from the testing at the airport. The price was subsequently reduced to 50 dollars for nationals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) after which the contract with Frontiers Health Services was signed. But questioning the cost of the mandatory testing, Kofi Bentil said “the fact that the fee charged for the Covid-19 test was reduced makes it clear that the initial cost was arbitrary.”“The whole system must be reviewed, including the contract.
June 12, 2021 15:56 UTC