General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb Polls: 78% of respondents unsatisfied with Supreme Court's ruling on voter registerSupreme Court Building [File Photo]A number of respondents who took part in a poll conducted by GhanaWeb have said they are unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow the Electoral Commission (EC) go ahead with the compilation of a new voters register. The poll which was conducted on June 26, 2020, showed 8,305 votes representing 78.75% said there were unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s decision. A further 2,089 votes representing 19.81% said they had no objections to the Supreme Court’s ruling while 152 voters (1.44) indicated they were undecided about the verdict. The Supreme Court in a ruling on June 24, 2020, allowed for the EC go ahead with its decision to compile a voter registration exercise ahead of the December 7 general elections. See results from the poll below:BackgroundGhanaWeb launched its polls in May with the first question being: Should the EC go ahead with the new register?
July 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
Business News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHow to make treasury bill investments in GhanaFile photoTreasury bills (T-bills) are cited as one of the most secure and popular investment options in Ghana. However, the maturity of treasury bills spans through a 91-day and 182-day period with each of them offering different returns on investments. GhanaWeb takes a look at the benefits of treasury bill investments, how the returns on them are determined, and the advantages and disadvantages of opting for T-Bills. How treasury bills rates are determinedFor any treasury bills, the government issues them through auctions which are mostly available to primary bidders also known as banks. The interests after the period can, however, also be deposited in the investor's account and the principal rolled over as re-invested treasury bills.
July 03, 2020 13:24 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: rainbowradioonline.comEC to organise special registration exercise for students, prisonersEC’s Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour QuarcooThe Electoral Commission (EC) has hinted of plans to organise a special registration exercise for qualified senior high school students who are currently in school after the reopening. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper, EC’s Director of Electoral Services Dr Serebour Quarcoo, disclosed the EC will soon announce the date for the exercise. The decision to organise the special exercise for the students was to prevent any qualified student from being disenfranchised. “The students will get an opportunity to register and get their names on the electoral roll when our officials go to the schools. On that of the prisoners, he said the law required that qualified Ghanaian prisoners be allowed to register and vote during elections.
July 03, 2020 13:18 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFriday debate: Was the GFA right to cancel the football season? play videoFriday debate: engaging people on the streets of AccraThe fate of the 2019/2020 Ghana football season was decided on Tuesday, June 30 by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association as the season was declared null and void. This decision taken by the GFA has generated some sort of debate all over social media and the traditional media space as some football fans believe the association should have waited for the President to lift the ban on football before taking a decision of this magnitude. On this episode of GhanaWeb's Friday debate, we ask you if you think the GF erred by calling off the season or you support the decision taken by the country's football governing body. Watch the video below and join the debate by leaving your comments in the comment section.
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb Polls: 61% of respondents think KT Hammond’s comments on Volta Region were ethnocentricKT Hammond, Adansi Asokwa MPSome 61% of respondents, who took part in a poll conducted by GhanaWeb have said comments made about the Volta and Oti Regions last week by the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, KT Hammond was ethnocentric. The poll which was conducted on June 29, 2020, revealed that 3,607 votes representing 61.77% bemoaned the legislator’s comments with 2,057 votes representing 35.23% indicating the comments were less ethnocentric. However, results from the poll also revealed 175 votes (3.00%) had no opinion on the motion. The GhanaWeb Poll is an open-access poll that allows participants to self-select into participation. The poll seeks to enable GhanaWeb readers to predict the opinions of Ghanaians on issues and decisions that affect the country.
Politics of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: Peace FMNo ‘Alien’ will be allowed to register in Ayawaso West Wuogon - NDC warnsThe voters registration exercise begun on TuesdayThe Ayawaso West Wuogon arm of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan of bussing some residents from different constituencies to partake in the ongoing voter registration exercise. He told NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ in an interview that they have been able to stop few ‘aliens’ by themselves after the police refused to address the issues. The law state clearly that if you don’t belong to an area you cannot register there. But the NPP constituency Secretary in the area has debunked the claims after describing it as “rubbish”. “Who’s bussing people to register in Ayawaso?” he questioned.
President Nana Addo and NPP should take a cue from Burundi where the President and some senior government officials all suddenly died by contracting Covid-19. We don't want Ghana to be like Ecuador where due to mass Covid-19 deaths the country has run out of space even for burial. Let us act to stop Nana Addo before he sacrifices all of us to Covid-19. It is not too late to abandon the needless ongoing mass voter registration exercise due to the spread of Covid-19. We have the power as citizens to compel Nana Addo and NPP to suspend the voter registration exercise.
July 03, 2020 12:45 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comAshantigold to appoint Bruno Ferry as technical directorBruno Ferry becomes the technical director of AshantigoldGhana Premier League side Ashantigold SC are set to announce the appointment of French coach Bruno Ferry as the new technical director for their Academy. The UEFA Pro License coach has been without a club since ending his stay with Division One League side Accra Lions last December. The new management are looking to resurrect the academy system which produced a lot of players for the club in the 90s. Bruno Ferry previously worked as manager for French clubs EF Bastia, Louhans-Cuiseaux FC and AS Dakar Sacré Coeur of Senegal. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 03, 2020 12:45 UTC
Business News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe're on course to secure US$1.3bn loan despite coronavirus - COCOBODJoseph Boahen Aidoo, COCOBOD CEOThe Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has assured of his outfit resolves to secure its US$1.3 billion syndicated loan come Septemeber. “It is important that I inform you that COCOBOD has paid its 2019/2020 loan facility in this present month of June 2020, three months ahead of schedule, even in this time of COVID-19. Explaining further, he added that, “On the 12th of June, 2020, the financial institutions, including COCOBOD’s traditional banks, submitted their proposals. BackgroundIn November 2019, COCOBOD signed a $600-million loan agreement with some development banks. They included African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Casa Depositi e Prestiti Spa.
July 03, 2020 12:33 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCarlos is an honest man despite his mistakes - Kwesi PrattManaging Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt JnrManaging Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has extolled Mr Carlos Ahenkorah, for what he described as displaying a high sense of honesty. Kwesi Pratt who spoke during PeaceFM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show said although Carlos did not act right, he has proven that some leaders still speak the truth. This, according to him, is very rare because most leaders go the extra mile to deny their wrong deeds even when caught red-handed. He has proven to us that some leaders still speak the truth which is very rare among leaders. BackgroundThe former Deputy Minister decided to breach the COVID-19 protocols when he visited a registration centre in his constituency before his self-isolation period.
July 03, 2020 12:00 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com2010 World Cup: Ghanaians still sad, angry a decade onplay videoSome Ghanaians are still hurt that the Black Stars could not make historyGently, he walked, picked up the ball, and then fiercely drilled it into the left top corner. The cool and collected figure he cut was a sharp contrast to his posture barely five minutes ago. The man whose extra-time goal sent the nation to the quarters is the same man whose miss ensured that Africa got so close yet so far from a World Cup semi-final. A decade on from that painful night and the pain is still fresh. Gyan is still bearing the brunt and Suarez remains a hated figure in the country.
July 03, 2020 11:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: rainbownradioonline.comKennedy Agyapong takes case against Kweku Baako to Court of AppealMember of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy AgyapongLawyer for Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong has served notice they will file an appeal against an Accra High Court’s ruling in favor of Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr in his defamation case against the MP. The court gave the lawmaker a 30-day ultimatum to retract and apologize three times on the platforms he used to defame Kwaku Baako. But lawyer Agyapong says there is a long way to go legally because they will appeal the ruling of the High Court. Speaking on Accra based Net 2 TV, the lawyer cautioned Mr. Baako JNR against attacks on his client. He alleges that the renowned journalist has been slamming his client in radio discussions and call him ”empty”.
July 03, 2020 10:52 UTC
After about two years of Charlotte Osei’s removal, we recount the turnout of events and how they evolved over time. The aftermath of the removal of the officers has been a politically polarized commentary especially in the case of the Chair, Charlotte Osei. [July 19, 2017] Charlotte Osei demanded the identities of petitioners and threatened to sue for defamation: Charlotte Osei wrote to the lawyer of the “faceless” petitioners demanding the names and signatures of all the “Concern staff of the EC” who sought her impeachment. [July 26, 2017] President receives petitions and refers them to the Chief Justice: The President received the petitions and referred same to the Chief Justice in accordance with Article 146(3). [December 19, 2017] Chief Justice set up a committee to investigate the matter and make recommendation: The Chief Justice commissioned a five-member committee to investigate the complaints brought before it and to make recommendation.
July 03, 2020 10:41 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: Ghana GuardianKojo Addae Mensah runs aways from Kotoko CEO jobCEO of Data Bank Kojo Addai MensahThe CEO of Data Bank Kojo Addai Mensah has counted himself out of "ever" showing interest in the CEO position of Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Mr Addai Mensah 's exploits in the banking sector have been hailed by many, urging him to stand up for the vacant Kotoko job. Sharing his view on Kumasi based AshFM, Mr Addai bemoaned the continuous appointment and dissolving of boards, which he says has changed nothing at the Kumasi giants. "On the issue of the board,I will say we have had board upon board and yet nothing has changed," he said. To Mr Addai, a shift in the managerial appointment of the club will help the club in their club move to the higher heights.
July 03, 2020 09:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRE: False GPA student loses SRC presidential electionRichmond Agyemang contested for the presidential positionOn Monday, June 29, 2020, GhanaWeb published an article from a contributor with the above headline. The publication cited Emmelian Acheampong and Tracy Oppong as the sources of the information. The former has however debunked ever granting an interview to the reporter. GhanaWeb retracts the publication and apologises to the parties for the inconvenience it may have caused. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 03, 2020 08:48 UTC