Sports News of Thursday, 7 September 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana came back from a goal down to beat Central African Republic 2-1 to secure qualification to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Mohammed Kudus and Enerst Nuamah were on the scoresheet to secure the vital win for Ghana at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Mafouta latched onto a through ball and beat the goalkeeper with a sublime first touch before slotting the ball into the empty net. Ghana gained full control late in the match when Ernest Nuamah and Antoine Semenyo were introduced. Semenyo came close to getting the third goal for Ghana after he linked up with Nuamah again but his shot from just inside the box hit the post.
September 07, 2023 21:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 7 September 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comOusted Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been freed from house arret and is in good health. He also retains all his rights and privileges as a former president, including traveling abroad to continue his medical treatment. In a broadcast by the state-owned Gabon24 TV, Bongo is sighted with emmissary Abdullah Barry in a chat. #diplomatie : au sortir de la rencontre avec le Président de la Transition, le Chef du Bureau est allé à la rencontre l’ancien Président @PresidentABO à sa résidence. #Gabon24 pic.twitter.com/40qfc6OHSt — Gabon24 (@tvgabon24) September 6, 2023SARAShare your news stories and ideas with GhanaWebTo advertise with GhanaWeb
September 07, 2023 19:55 UTC
General News of Thursday, 7 September 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Ghana Police Service has interdicted COP George Alex Mensah, the former Director General of the technical department, as part of an ongoing inquiry into a leaked audio recording that allegedly involved discussions about the removal of IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare. This is according to an official statement from the police service. COP George Alex Mensah was formally informed of his interdiction on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, and asked to officially hand over his uniform, accoutrements, and the official police vehicles to the service. An ad hoc committee established by Parliament is currently delving into the matter, with COP George Alex Mensah, Superintendent George Asare, and the former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, at the center of the investigation. Allegedly, these individuals convened in Naabu's office in Osu to strategize a plan for the removal of IGP Dampare.
September 07, 2023 12:07 UTC
"I really do not think that Mr. Kyerematen will want to form his party or would want to go independent. And I’m not too sure he’s going to disappoint the teeming supporters of his campaign. If he leaves NPP, he will not get any support, and all the MPs who supported him will not follow him. The MP went on to express his belief that Kyerematen could continue to play a crucial role within the NPP by collaborating with other factions within the party. For me, the decision to go independent, or forming his own party…I don’t think he’s going to do that,” Opoku concluded.
September 07, 2023 11:22 UTC
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bono Regional chairman, Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC has described former President John Dramani Mahama as evil-minded for seeking a return to Ghana’s presidency. According to Abronye it is only Jesus Christ whose second coming the world is looking forward to and that any other person speaking of a second coming is evil. “There is only one person we look forward to his Second Coming, so, how does a man say he is coming again? Second Coming according to Christian Theology is the prophesied return of Christ to Earth at the Last Judgement. Having lost power in the 2016 election, former President John Dramani Mahama failed in his attempt to return to power in 2020.
September 07, 2023 11:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 6 September 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comIn line with Article 7(31) of the New Patriotic Party's Constitution, the National Council has officially announced the convening of an Extraordinary Constituency Delegates Conference. The primary purpose of this conference is to select the party's Parliamentary Candidates in specific constituencies. Here are the key dates; Vetting of Parliamentary Aspirants: Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Regional Party Offices. The Extraordinary Constituency Delegates Conference will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The statement by the General Secretary also directs the Regional Executive Committees to take the necessary measures to ensure the successful vetting of aspirants and the smooth conduct of the Delegates' Conference in the aforementioned constituencies.
September 06, 2023 22:02 UTC
Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the eldest daughter of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, has expressed her thoughts on being considered a potential running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate in the upcoming 2024 general elections. Even before the NDC officially selected former President John Mahama as their flagbearer for the 2024 elections, there have been discussions and speculations about who his potential running mate might be. Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the forty-five-year-old Member of Parliament for Klotte Korle constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has often been mentioned in these discussions as a potential candidate. In a recent interview on Asempa FM's Ekosiisen, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings responded to the speculations about her potential candidacy as a running mate. When asked whether she would consider the call to be a running mate, she replied, "Let's not be preemptive and premature on this matter.
September 06, 2023 21:10 UTC
Prince Kofi Amoabeng, has been captured in a viral video, exhibiting some beautiful dance moves. Spotted in the company of actress cum media personality, Sika Osei, Mr. Amoabeng was vibing and grooving to an amapiano tune. Earlier, a viral video of Mr. Amoabeng and Sarkodie captured in a rigorous workout session went viral. Now I’ve stopped eating fufu but a lot of people think I eat fufu. I’ve stopped eating fufu for the past six years.
September 06, 2023 19:20 UTC
A leading security expert in the country, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has explained that there are other things that are of great worry to him than the possibilities of Ghana encountering a military coup. Dr. Antwi-Danso, who is the Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), added that this notwithstanding, Ghana should be wary of other internal security threats like ungoverned areas. These are some of the things that are saving Ghana and making Ghana safe from coups. Bawku and other areas where there are feuds, I fear that as insecurity on the state, rather than coups,” he explained. This, he added, would not augur well for Ghana and should be carefully looked at since it can be worse than a coup d’état.
September 06, 2023 05:02 UTC
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underscored the positive outcomes of the ban on illegal mining, commonly known as galamsey, in contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions. During his speech, President Akufo-Addo emphasized that the prohibition of galamsey, which has been responsible for the degradation of water bodies and forest reserves, has played a pivotal role in diminishing carbon emissions in Ghana. "We placed a ban on illegal mining, the phenomenon we call galamsey, which was destroying our water bodies, vegetation, and our forests. Some 20,000 young people have been engaged to plant more than 30 million trees in two years to create jobs and restore degraded lands," Citinewsroom quoted President Akufo-Addo. He went on to emphasize that these policy initiatives have already yielded positive outcomes in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the pursuit of reducing carbon emissions.
September 05, 2023 21:20 UTC
For the whole of Ghana, the paramount chief is the greatest. “It is something that has been entertained in Ghana, if someone is not a king, how can he be a paramount chief? As I am here as Dormaahene, am I not a paramount chief? “We [Bono regional house of chiefs] have heard that some people are calling some of our chiefs to make them kings. The Chieftaincy Act indicates the number of chiefs in Ghana including paramount chiefs, the Asantehene, divisional chiefs, sub-divisional chiefs, Adikromfo, and other chiefs recognized by the National House of Chiefs,” he warned.
September 05, 2023 19:34 UTC
A plot aimed at the removal of the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akufo Dampare. The 8:09-second video features Superintendent George Asare, one of the implicated senior police officers, presenting claims and reasons for the departure of the current IGP, alongside former Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Bugri Naabu. In the video, Superintendent George Asare levels a series of allegations, including the assertion that the IGP was responsible for the NPP's defeat in the Assin North by-election. The video captures a portion of their conversation:Police: I said, send this man away. Vladimir Antwi-Danso speaks on Ghana's security in the face of recurring coups on The LowdownYou can also watch the latest episode of Everyday People on GhanaWeb TV below:Watch the launch of the 2023 GhanaWeb Excellence Awards on GhanaWeb TV below:Watch the latest edition of BizTech and BizHeadlines below:Share your news stories and ideas with GhanaWebTo advertise with GhanaWeb
September 05, 2023 19:29 UTC
Speaking in an interview on Accra FM on Monday, September 4, 2023, Kusi-Poku challenged the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to start an investigation on his claim, and he would lead the office to the $100m in the house of these politicians. He added that if he is not able to help the OSP find this $100 million, he should be imprisoned for life. “The special prosecutor should come and pick me up so that I would take him to the home of three politicians. I am throwing this challenge to the special prosecutor because he is the only one who has the authority to, out of suspicion, investigate such matters,” he said in Twi. You can also watch this episode of People & Places here:Watch the launch of the 2023 GhanaWeb Excellence Awards on GhanaWeb TV below:Click here to start the nomination process for the 2023 GhanaWeb Excellence Awards
September 05, 2023 18:13 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 5 September 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne of the leading members in the NPP flagbearership race, Alan Kyerematen has officially withdrawn from the race. Alan cites the intimidation of delegates in the recently held Super Delegates conference among others as some of the reasons that have informed his decision to drop out of the race. The announcement confirms earlier reports that the former Trade Minister planned on stepping down when he scheduled a press conference this afternoon. That press conference was later postponed until a press statement was released a few minutes ago to officially confirm the decision of Alan. Alan came third in the Super Delegates Congress, behind Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Kennedy Agyapong.
September 05, 2023 18:11 UTC
A private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has demanded that the power to appoint an Inspector General of Police (IGP) should not lie with the president of the land. Martin Kpebu further stated that when the police hierarchy once met the constitutional review commission, they insisted that they didn’t like the president appointing IGPs. Background:A leaked audio recording, allegedly involving a Police Commissioner and a politician discussing a plot to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, has ignited public outrage. “This IGP won’t help us. If we don’t remove him, we can’t break the 8, in politics we need machinations and this IGP won’t allow that,” the Police Commissioner is heard saying.
September 05, 2023 17:57 UTC