Sports News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: footballghana.comMichael Essien tips Thomas Partey for Black Stars captaincyEssien has tipped to be the next captainFormer Ghana and Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien has tipped Thomas Partey for the Black Stars captain armband. However, the combative midfielder for some time now has been acting as the stand-in captain of the side in the absence of Asamoah Gyan. The 24-year-old led the Black Stars team in the International friendly matches against Japan and Iceland in June. And Essien, who has handed his playing boots is backing the Partey to become the new Black Stars captain. “There are good players in the team but I think Partey is doing great and he can lead the team,” he told TV3.
August 01, 2018 10:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comChief Justice lauds Atuguba's exemplary 'record of true service'Justice William AtugubaChief Justice (CJ), Sophia A.B. Akuffo, has paid a glowing tribute to one of the longest serving judges of the Supreme Court (SC), Justice William Atuguba on his retirement from public service. Justice Atuguba retired from the judicial service on July 1, 2018 after 44 years of service. During the controversial 2012 Election Petition, Justice Atuguba, was the president of the nine-member panel which gave legitimacy to the Electoral Commission’s declaration of John Mahama as winner of the presidential election. During the 44 years of his legal career, he worked as a private lawyer and served as a prosecutor and state attorney before being appointed as a Supreme Court Judge.
August 01, 2018 10:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comDouble track system: You can’t overburden us – NAGRAT to GovernmentMinister of Education, Matthew Opoku PrempehThe National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) says it will resist moves by the government to shove down the throat of teachers, the implementation of the double track system policy which it seeks to roll out in September. A statement issued by NAGRAT said the Association is taken aback on the fact the introduction of such a major policy, teachers who’ll be the main implementers of it, were not consulted on it. It added, that NAGRAT categorically rejects attempts to force teachers to work on weekends since it’s at variance with the labour law. In spite of the many criticisms on the double track system, government maintains that it’ll work smoothly, insisting that it has consulted widely on the programme. Government has announced that it is set to roll out its double Tracking System which will be similar to the semester mode of learning applicable in the universities at the SHS level.
August 01, 2018 09:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: classfmonline.comCar dealers to march over luxury taxAn annual levy will be imposed on vehicles with high engine capacity of 2950ccThe Vehicle and Assets Dealers Association of Ghana has served notice that its members will soon demonstrate against the implementation of the recently-introduced luxury car tax. President of the Association, Eric Kweku Boateng, said the tax is not good for the country. The collection of the recently-announced and passed luxury vehicle tax started on Wednesday. An annual levy will be imposed on vehicles with high engine capacity of 2950 cubic centimetres and more. The levy is also imposed on vehicles existing prior to the passage of the law with the above-listed cubic centimetres.
August 01, 2018 09:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: 3news.comSit up or face sanctions! – Nana Ato Arthur tells lazy government workersDr. Nana Ato Arthur is Local Government Service bossThe Local Government Service has warned government workers in the country’s local assemblies fond of sleeping on their jobs to sit up or risk sanctions as the Service has vowed to crack the whip on such lazy workers. “You know me, you either sit up or I crack the whip,” Head of the Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur said on Tuesday when at the confirmation and swearing in of the MCE for Effia Kwesimintsim Assembly. Nana Ato Arthur cautioned workers of the newly created Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly to work hard to support the MCE, Kojo Acquah, in order to ensure the success of the Assembly. I pledge to ensure good leadership so the citizenry live in peace and be productive to ensure the development of this assembly,” he stated.
August 01, 2018 09:22 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comUnited Accord Exercise: 800 military personnel across the globe complete training in Ghanaplay videoBrigadier General Osabutey engaging the media after the close of the United Accord ExerciseGhana has played host to over 800 military personnel from about 12 countries to undertake training in different military drills. This edition of the United Accord Exercise began from July 16th and brought together military personnel from the ECOWAS, some partner nations and U.S. Army. The two-weeks training saw participants taken through a large-scale multinational military exercise including a Command Post Exercise (CPX), Field Training Exercise (FTX) Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) and Jungle Warfare School (JWS). "After the lecture, they go through an exercise where a scenario is created and then they try to react to the scenario so in all roughly 800 (military personnel) in all were involved. Christopher Lamora stressed exercises such as the United Accord are crucial for fostering teamwork and building partnerships for the future.
August 01, 2018 08:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comCracks in NDC over Mahama’s endorsement94 NDC MPs have endorsed former President MahamaThe Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament are divided over reported endorsement of the candidature of former President John Mahama by some of its members ahead of the party’s primaries to elect a Flagbearer. Forms have been sent around in Parliament urging NDC MPs to sign as endorsement of Mr Mahama’s 2020 candidature. The likes of the MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza claims Minority MPs have had several meetings with the former President and assured him of their support of his candidature should he contest. “Some colleagues of mine could be excited about endorsing the former President but I know a lot of them that have reflected to me that they did that out of reluctance, I’m not even sure the list is 94 MPs as we’re being told. I dare that they should publish the list which they claim is 94 MPs on the Minority side.”Member of Parliament for Yunyo, Joseph Naabu on his part has stressed he was deceived to sign the endorsement document because he was an attendance sheet to check absenteeism in Parliament.
August 01, 2018 08:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: classfmonline.com2020: Mahama 'bad news', Bagbin right man – NDC's Yunyoo MPSecond Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin and former President John Dramani MahamaYunyoo MP Joseph Bipoba Naabu has said the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be doomed in the 2020 polls if it elects former president John Mahama as its flag bearer again. Mr Naabu made the comment on Tuesday, 31 July when he denied claims that he was one of 94 NDC MPs who have allegedly endorsed the former president for the flag bearer slot. Also, Keta MP Richard Quashigah, has declared his support for Professor Joshua Alabi in the flag bearer race. I find that in Professor Joshua Alabi”. For him, “The soul and strength of the great NDC party is vested in the branch and constituency executives who wield the real power and we shall continue to touch base with them”.
August 01, 2018 07:52 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: Philip MensahDebunk or confirm galamsey rumours on Prof. Boateng - Dr. AidooProf. Kwabena Frimpong BoatengThe government must retool it's communication department to debunk or confirm rumours in the country, especially when they are based on illegalities, Dr. Daniel Ato Aidoo, Policy Analyst, Kra Consult, has said. Dr. Aidoo asked: Is it true that Prof. Boateng's son is engaged in galamsey (illegal mining ) in the Brong Ahafo region? And that explains why Operation Vanguard has not extended its work to the Brong Ahafo region? Is it true illegal mining is going on in the area or the opposition is just blowing hot air, he inquired? According to Dr. Aidoo, "it is said that mass communication is absolutely necessary for the governance system, adding that he agrees with those who have held or continue to hold that viewpoint.
August 01, 2018 07:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comNana Addo has lost his grip, not in control of government – BagbinNDC flagbearer aspirant, Alban BagbinA National Democratic Congress flagbearer aspirant, Alban Bagbin, has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo over what he believes is a demonstration of ineffective leadership in governance. Bagbin, who is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo constituency said he is surprised at the administrative style of Akufo-Addo particularly his appointment of 110 ministers and deputy ministers, despite criticizing the previous government heavily for appointing 84 ministers and deputy ministers. “I don’t think that this is the Nana Addo I knew that he could ever think of appointing 110 ministers and deputy ministers after criticizing 84 ministers and deputy ministers that it was on the high side,” he said. Providing his assessment of President Akufo-Addo’s performance as president over the past 18 months, Bagbin, who serves as the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament said Akufo-Addo has lost grip over his appointees. Alban Bagbin however said Akufo-Addo should be given more time to ‘redeem himself’.
August 01, 2018 07:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: 3news.comAlabi pins hope in grassroots as MPs raise funds for MahamaProf. Joshua Alabi is aspiring to lead the NDC to the 2020 pollsThe camp of Professor Joshua Alabi says it is not surprised at growing reports that some members of Parliament are mobilizing support for a candidate in this year’s presidential primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Though silent on who that candidate is as per a statement issued on Tuesday, the campaign team of Professor Alabi could be referring to John Dramani Mahama. There have been widespread reports that some MPs have already begun raising funds for the former president to contest the leadership position of the party, likely in November. It said many of the grassroots have already embraced “fully” the professor’s message of putting them at the centre of governance. “We wish to assure the rank and file of the party, supporters and well-wishers of our resolve to entrench grassroots recognition and participation in the decision-making process of our party as opposed to the top-to-bottom approach.”
August 01, 2018 06:11 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgCommitment to duty earns eleven National Service personnel jobsMinister for Railways Development, Joe GharteyFaithfulness, dedication to duty and volunteerism by eleven National Service Personnel who served with the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has earned them a job, certificate of honour and a thousand Ghana cedis each for contributing to increased revenue on the service train run by the company. The dedication of the eleven personnel spanning from January to July has earned the company a total of GHC69,250. Mr Ernest Arhin, Acting Personnel Manager of the GRCL, during a short ceremony to honour the personnel, said their arrival and taking up of the position as ticket seller was timely. He said that the image of the company was sinking among the public, before the intervention by the service personnel, because those who were in charge of the passenger services "looked shabbily dressed, smelt of alcohol and had bad human relations". He lauded Mr Godwil Ntarmah, Union Chairman of the GRC and the Minister for inspiring them to achieve their current feat.
July 31, 2018 19:18 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comCash for Bauxite: Parliament okays $2bn Ghana-China barter tradeplay videoParliament of GhanaAn international agreement that will see Ghana and China trade in bauxite in exchange for cash worth US$2billion has received the approval of the Parliament of the West African nation amidst concerns from some Members from the Minority Caucus. He told kasapafmonline.com on the sidelines of the parliamentary sitting that his side will surely go to court over the barter trade agreement. “Phase One of the project has been approved and construction will commence before the end of this year”, he noted. Phase two of the project, he adds, will involve the construction of hospitals and some other infrastructure projects across the country. He further told the gathering that the deal has open up a new financing model for the country to undertake infrastructure projects in exchange of refined bauxite.
July 31, 2018 18:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2018Source: classfmonline.comNew AMERI deal senseless – Alex Mouldplay videoAlex Mould, former Chief Executive of GNPCThe Government of Ghana must rescind its decision to renegotiate the AMERI deal signed by the John Mahama administration, Mr Alex Mould, a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has stated. The Akufo-Addo administration recently began taking steps to amend portions of the controversial $510 million deal. The current government believes that there was no value-for-money in the deal signed by the NDC administration, hence the renegotiations. The renegotiated deal is expected to receive final approval from parliament when the House resumes from recess, after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo approved the deal. The new company has offered to pay AMERI an amount of $52,160,560, with the government paying the remaining $39 million to the Dubai-based AMERI Energy to wash its hands off the deal entirely.
July 31, 2018 18:00 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 31 July 2018Source: adomonline.com'I was deceived to endorse Mahama' - Joseph Bipoba NaabuA Member of Parliament for Yunyoo constituency, Joseph Bipoba NaabuA Member of Parliament for Yunyoo constituency in the Northern region has revealed he was deceived into signing the endorsement for former President John Mahama. Joseph Bipoba Naabu said he signed the supposed JM endorsement paper because he thought it was an attendance sheet to check absenteeism in Parliament. But on Asempa FM Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, a livid Joseph Naabu said the “JM boys perpetuated fraud on me”. He explained that, when the list was being passed round on the floor of the House, they were not told it was to endorse former President Mahama. Joseph Naabu said a vote for former President Mahama eill be politically suicidal to the NDC’s agenda of winning power in 2020.
July 31, 2018 17:26 UTC