General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comManasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, has charged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to close down schools since some students have started recording COVID-19 cases. The journalists' call follows some cases being recorded among some students and teachers in some second cycle institutions. In a series of posts on his Facebook Timeline, Azure Awuni wrote, “Pharaoh, allow the children to go home! Government agencies recently confirmed casesA joint statement from the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service said, “The Ghana Education Service (GES) received reports of suspected cases of COVID-19 from some second cycle institutions including Accra Girls Senior High school. Find below the Facebook post of Manasseh Azure Awuni.
July 09, 2020 05:37 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI’ll ensure a resounding victory for NDC – Prof Naana Opoku-AgyemangProf Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is Mahama's running mateProf Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, John Mahama’s running mate nominee, has promised to ensure that the opposition party wrests power from the incumbent NPP in the December 7 polls. The former education minister in a series of tweets a day after her nomination stated: “I pledge to diligently apply myself and dedicate all the energy and intellect I can muster to ensure a resounding victory for the NDC and for our country, Ghana. So, help me, God.”Naana, who is former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Cape Coast, advised WASSCE on how to avoid COVID-19. “As a mother and educationist, my thoughts are with parents/guardians who are concerned about their children in school at this time. Find below the tweets of Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang.
July 09, 2020 05:37 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: Class FMVoter registration: 'It’s total chaos, EC has lost control' over coronavirus protocols – NDCElvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Director of Elections for NDCThe Director of Elections of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the Electoral Commission has lost control as far as observing COVID-19 protocols at the voter registration centres is concerned. “There has been total chaos”, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah observed during a press conference of the biggest opposition party on Wednesday, 8 July 2020. According to him, “Despite the assurances by the Electoral Commission that they will ensure the observance of COVID-19 safety protocols, they have lost total control over the process”. “From the beginning of the exercise, we have witnessed complete disregard for COVID-19 protocols”, he claimed. Mr Afriyie Ankrah also condemned the EC for, according to him, willy-nilly changing the registration centres.
July 09, 2020 05:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: angelonline.com.ghMother of boy who died at KNUST SHS speaksThe late Richard SamMother of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School student, who died on Tuesday, has given a harrowing and chilling account of how her son lost his life. Madam Comfort noted that her son was an ulcer patient and even tried visiting him on Sunday, July 5 but was turned away. She refuted claims by the school authorities that she asked them not to give the boy any first aid or send him to hospital. The boy was sent to the hospital later in the evening, bought all the medicines she was asked to, but the boy could not survive and died the following day. Meanwhile, the headmistress of the KNUST SHS, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa has been interdicted due to the issue that has disrupted academic work on campus.
July 09, 2020 01:18 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com‘My office is hot’ - Yaw Adu laments first-day experience as acting Kotoko C.E.OActing Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Joseph Yaw AduActing Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Joseph Yaw Adu, has bemoaned the state of the club's secretariat barely 24 hours after assuming the position as head of the management team. “The secretariat is not ready to accommodate a Chief Executive Officer as of now, the office is as hot that I have to sit at the conference room. So I have told them to put in a request to the board to acquire new machines to run the office.” Mr. Joseph Yaw Adu lamented. Below is the tweet of the club indicating that Mr. Joseph Yaw Adu has started work as the acting C.E.O of the club. Joseph Yaw Adu started work at the secretariat today.
July 08, 2020 18:45 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 9 July 2020Source: happyghana.comNBSSI disburses funds to over 10,000 businessesExecutive Director of the NBSSI, Kosi Yankey-AyehThe National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) started disbursing funds to owners of micro-businesses across the country on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. At the said date, the NBSSI began the disbursement of GH¢1 million to 1,000 applicants under the first tranche of the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) business support scheme. She made this disclosure in an interview with Happy 98.9 FM’s Samuel Eshun, host of the Happy Morning Show. Mrs. Yankey-Ayeh disclosed that the application process was categorized into three (3) to help in the smooth processing of financial aid. After realizing most of the funding applications came from the micro sector, the board decided to fund them first.
July 08, 2020 18:45 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe'll not keep quiet, compensate us for the accident - Ex goalkeeper tells KotokoFormer Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Isaac AmoakoFormer Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Isaac Amoako, has appealed to the leadership of the club to compensate all those who were involved in the team's accident that happened three years ago. The Porcupine Warriors were involved in an accident three years ago on the Nkawkaw highway on their way back from Accra after a 1-0 loss to Inter Allies in the Ghana Premier League. The accident claimed the life of the club's assistant Equipment Officer Thomas Kofi Obeng Asare. “We will not keep quiet until Kotoko's leadership pays our compensation to us (Victims),” Isaac Amoako told Sunyani-based BA TV in an interview. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 08, 2020 17:03 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comElections 2020: Having a gun doesn’t allow you to intimidate others – Security analyst warnsKwesi Anning, Security AnalystSecurity Analyst, Dr Kwesi Anning, has cautioned individuals who own guns, whether licensed or not, to desist from intimidating others and instigating violence during the December 2020 elections. “Having access to a gun does not allow you to come to town and intimidate people. You cannot carry a gun, even a licensed gun in your pocket and say you want to vote. “The point is about resourcing the security services and giving them the authority to use the law to protect the two of us. Definitely, people will want to misbehave so we need to empower the police who are the frontline security service so they come to deal with the problem,” he stated.
July 08, 2020 16:18 UTC
Under the proposed format, countries were going to write exams independent of each other. Professor Opoku-Amankwa disclosed in an interview that the countries have also decided to adopt Ghana’s safety protocols for their schools. “When we started initially, we thought the WASSCE which is an international exam was going to be Ghana-specific. We negotiated with WAEC to have it for only Ghana and they agreed to do it for us. But just last week, all the five countries have agreed to use Ghana’s time-table for the exam.
July 08, 2020 15:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comVoter registration: EC to commence weekly press briefings to promote transparencyJean Mensa, EC ChairpersonThe Electoral Commission (EC) has launched an initiative aimed at providing timely updates to the citizenry on its operations of the ongoing voter registration exercise. The initiative which is dubbed; “Let the Citizens Know” affords the Commission an opportunity to also engage the press on Wednesday and Friday of each week on its operations. Speaking at the launch of the initiative, EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa said her outfits only resolve is to provide a transparent and fair means to allow all citizens to exercise their voting franchise. “We believe that this platform of weekly briefings on our operations will accord us an opportunity to provide timely information on a regular basis on the citizenry. These figures, the EC says are provisional and are subject to change.
July 08, 2020 14:36 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHeadmistress of KNUST SHS asked to ‘step aside’ over death of studentStudents went on riot in the school following the death of their colleague after he was neglectedThe headmistress of KNUST Senior High School has been ordered to step aside as the Ghana Education Service investigates circumstances leading to the death of one of the students. Students of KNUST SHS went on a rampage after one of their colleagues, a final year business student was reportedly left unattended to while he writhed in pain over ulcer complications. According to some of the students, teachers refused to attend to him over fears he had contracted the deadly Coronavirus. The police were called to stop the protests after the agitated students destroyed some properties including a vehicle reportedly belonging to the headmistress of the school. Read the GES statement below:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 08, 2020 14:11 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI’ve changed a lot of things in order to succeed – Jordan AyewGhana international, Jordan AyewGhana international Jordan Ayew says he has had to make some adjustments in his life and his craft to be able to realize the full potential of his talents. Jordan says feeling loved at this current club has been crucial for his confidence and subsequent improved performances. That’s why things have changed. "I’ve changed a lot of things: my attitude, my desire to succeed, a bit of luck. I just wanted to do well this season; I came with big ambitions and things have changed but there’s still room for improvement."
July 08, 2020 13:30 UTC
In an earlier interview with Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, the former president recounted that the decision to throw the likes of Kweku Baako, Kwesi Pratt and others in jail became necessary as they were perceived as threats to the peace and stability of government. But Kweku Baako maintains that Rawlings gave the orders for the several degrees of inhumane treatment meted out to them. In the subsequent days, Kweku Baako said the level of brutalities meted out to him is inexplicable. “…for the next ten, eleven days what they (soldiers) did to me at field engineers only God is my witness. Kweku Baako Jr., Kwesi Pratt Jr. and Akoto Ampaw, amongst many others were jailed and tortured during the PNDC military regime of Jerry John Rawlings, without any trial.
July 08, 2020 13:30 UTC
History indicates that the Ofori Panin stool has blood relations with the Ofori Kuma stool of Akuapem of which the former is the senior stool and the latter a junior stool. So, it was, they stayed; Ofori Kuma and the rest of the Akyems who came from Kyebi. He traces his lineage to the Ofori Kuma stool. Those who came, they were twins, Ofori Kuma and Ofori Panyin. Ofori Kuma came with Safori leading them.
July 08, 2020 13:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAirport staff picket over alleged sale of KIAplay videoSome of the workers at KIA's premisesReports reaching GhanaWeb indicate staff at the Kotoka International Airport are currently staging a protest over an alleged sale of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL). Per reports, the GACL staff, who feel their livelihood is being threatened, have picketed at the premises of KIA, with red strands of cloths tied to their wrist, arm, or forehead, to express their displeasure. Also, there is the presence of police personnel to maintain calm and order. Meanwhile, the Aviation Ministry in a statement denied reports that the facility was not been sold. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 08, 2020 13:04 UTC