Politics of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: Senyalah Castro, Contributor‘I will completely floor Sampson’ - Tangoba Abayage to NDCTangoba Abayage hopes to lead NPP in Navrongo. The Minister said she had the candidature that she would create the enabling environment for the NPP to completely defeat the NDC and further push them into opposition. On April 25, 2020, the NPP would be holding its primaries in constituencies where the party has sitting MPs, including Navrongo Central. Earlier on September 28 last year, the NPP held primaries for constituencies that had no sitting MPs. And to the NDC people here, I want to assure them that if God permits me to lead the elephant party, I will completely floor their candidate and the umbrella party at the general election.
February 21, 2020 12:33 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMinority can debate on SOTN despite walking out - Majority LeaderOsei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Majority LeaderMajority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has said that Members of Parliament are allowed to partake in debates even if they were not present in the chamber during the presentation. According to him, preventing the minority from debating after the staged walkout during the State of the Nation address has to do with morality and not the constitution. Attempt appearing for SONA debate, you will see us – Ursula OwusuCommunications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful dared minority members in parliament to attempt making an appearance for the parliamentary debate on the State of the Nation Address at their own peril. It is the duty of the speaker to regulate the conduct of members of parliament. You didn’t deem it worth your time to sit and listen to it, what moral right do you have to sit and debate.
February 21, 2020 12:33 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTop Ghanaian drug baron confesses to swallowing 80 pieces of cocaineplay videoEx-drug dealer, Paul Yaw Manu also known as 'Wofa Yaw'Ghanaian ex-drug dealer named Paul Yaw Manu has confessed to swallowing 80 pieces of cocaine in an attempt to get through customs. The repented drug baron revealed that he nearly died because doctors found out the drugs had already started melting when he arrived at the airport. “I swallowed 80 pieces of cocaine during my last trip. The passports had different names with different nationalities. For instance, I had nine different passports to Sierra Leone, the Gambia, and many other countries.
February 21, 2020 12:00 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: National Communications AuthorityNCA, GRA, KelniGVG bust sim box syndicate in TemaSim cardsA SIM Box syndicate operating at Community 11 in Tema in the Greater Accra Region was on Wednesday February 19, 2020 busted in a combined operation by officials of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), KelniGVG and the Ghana Police Service. NCA, GRA, KelniGVG and the Ghana Police Service are continuing with their investigations and will issue further details later. One other SIM Box operator arrested in January 2020 has been granted police enquiry bail whiles the operators of another SIM Box syndicate whose premises were raided and shut down in December 2019 are on the run. Further investigations in collaboration with the mobile network operators (MNOs) led to the detection of the location of the SIM Box devices. The NCA and GRA working with KelniGVG and the Ghana Police Service are committed to detecting and apprehending SIM Box fraudsters in the country.
February 21, 2020 12:00 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: kingdomfmonline.comMahama inciting party members to cause chaos in 2020 electionsFormer President John Dramani MahamaThe Eastern Regional Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. David Prah, says former President Mahama and National Democratic Congress (NDC) wants to reduce next year’s general election to chaos and hatred-preaching. He added that come 2020, Ghanaians were going to measure the two political parties on accountability, performance, and vision and not tribal sentiments and hatred preaching. He stressed: “So if on the day of voting, people can’t find their names and the machines don’t work well, and things don’t go well, what do we do? that’s why we are telling Jean Mensah and the Commission that they should be careful because this country has been living in peace before they came and so they should do anything to create chaos for us. “If they say they won’t listen and they will go ahead with their new register plans and chaos happens, they should own up and accept responsibility”.
February 21, 2020 11:37 UTC
Politics of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: Dailyguidenetwork.comQueen Mother invokes curses on MCE, NPP executivesQueen Mother of Berekum Traditional Area, Akosua AmeyaaheneThe Queen Mother of Berekum Traditional Area, Akosua Ameyaahene, on Tuesday poured libation to invoke curses on the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Berekum, Kofi Adjei, the Municipal Assembly and constituency executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for allegedly failing to lead the development agenda of the town. In the course of invoking the curses, the queen mother specifically accused the MCE, the constituency chairman of Berekum East (NPP), Kwaku Kakam, of misappropriating GH¢800 daily accruing from toilet fees. According to sources, the queen mother was complaining because of the refusal by the assembly to allow Berekum Citizens Association abroad to demolish an old toilet building which she said served as a death trap and in its place, construct a modern one. This is what has angered the queen mother who is claiming that the assembly and the party executives are working against the development of Berekum. The MCE and the executives of the party are yet to respond to the queen mother’s allegations and action.
February 21, 2020 11:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comProso Kofikrom installs Mahama Development ChiefFormer President John Mahama being installed Dev't Chief of Proso KofikromFormer President John Dramani Mahama has been installed as the development chief of Proso Kofikrom, Western North Region. The ceremony took place during a durbar with the chiefs and people of Proso Kofikrom on Thursday, 20 February 2020. For his part, the former president thanked the chief and people of the Proso Kofikrom and the whole region for honouring him and also for always supporting and voting for the NDC. Mr Mahama also said if he wins power again, he would restore the distribution of free fertilisers to cocoa farmers which, he accused the Akufo-Addo government of cancelling. Mr Mahama also promised to develop the Bonzai Waterfalls to attract tourists to the area should he win the presidency again.
February 21, 2020 10:52 UTC
xxxxxxxxxxx of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com2019 EduQuality Awards launchedThe 2019 edition of the EduQuality awards came off on February 13, 2020. Solid Rock Foundation Schools at Sun City in Agboba, a surburb of Accra, was among key winners of the 2019 awards, having been nominated by education specialists in the EduFinance team. Nominations were done considering several factors including the implementation of their School Development Plans which ultimately promotes improved school quality. A certificate of Honorable mention was also presented by Mrs Mina Sarpong, Senior Education Specialist in charge of “Making it a Reality” cluster, to which Solid Rock Foundation Schools belong. Officials from Opportunity International Savings and Loans, presenting a cheque of $1,000 to Mrs Victoria Hazel, Proprietress of Solid Rock Foundation Schools.
February 21, 2020 10:46 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: dailyguidenetwork.comNew arrest in coup plot caseDr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm is one of the suspectsA new suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged plot to overthrow the Akufo-Addo government last year. It is not yet clear what role(s) he played in the alleged plot by civilians, military officers and a senior police officer to destabilize the country and overthrow the government. His arrest brings to 11 the number of people who have been detained and charged in connection with the alleged coup plot which was reportedly led by Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Proprietor of Citadel Hospital at Alajo, Accra. One DischargedMeanwhile, one of the accused persons, Gershon Akpa, a civilian working with the army, has been discharged. Application DismissedThe court yesterday dismissed an ex parte application filed by the accused persons seeking leave to appeal the decision of the court.
February 21, 2020 10:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: Happyghana.comNDC MPs watched SONA video after walk-out – Inusah Fuseini revealsMember of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah FuseiniMember of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has disclosed that, even though the minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) walked out of Parliament when President Akufo-Addo was about to deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA), some of them watched the video of the ongoing speech by the President. Since then, many of us have had the opportunity to relook at the SONA video”. He noted that even though he was not physically present for the President’s speech, he was unimpressed by the President’s delivery on the fight against corruption. The Minority in Parliament, yesterday, staged a walk-out during President’s Akufo-Addo’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA). The Minority legislators who were clad in black attires walked out of Parliament after the national anthem was sang.
February 21, 2020 10:41 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comJoseph Aidoo calls on Celta Vigo fans to attend Saturday's game against LeganesCelta Vigo defender Joseph AidooDefender Joseph Aidoo has urged Celta Vigo supporters to attend their league game against Leganes on Saturday as they aim to move clear of the drop. Celta Vigo take on Leganes at the Balaidos in a massive game as the two teams look to distance themselves from the relegation zone. Celta currently sit at the 17th position, levelled on points with the 18th positioned team and just two points ahead of the last two teams on the log including Leganes who are lying 19th. "I ask everyone to come to the stadium on Saturday to support us so we can celebrate together," he saidThe Ghana defender also highlighted the importance of Saturday's game and has assured he and his colleagues will give their best. We have to give our best," Aidoo
February 21, 2020 09:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: starrfm.com.ghAfram Plains: Renewed tension as farmers vow to attack Fulani herdersFile PhotoThere is an imminent bloody clash between farmers and Fulani herders in Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region. Reports indicate that some farmers in Aframso community are planning to launch a deadly attack on the herdsmen on Friday. The farmers are reportedly armed to the teeth ready attack the sophisticated gun-wielding Fulani herdsmenSome of the enraged farmers in Tease the District Capital have been speaking to Starr News. “We want National Security to come to our aid. “As for me, I have bought many cartridges and I have vowed to shoot every cattle seen on my farm.
February 21, 2020 09:45 UTC
“The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) along with Operation Vanguard, are determined to disrupt galamsey activities by confiscating equipment that were employed in these activities. Weeks earlier, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng disclosed that some of the 500 excavators allegedly seized by the IMCIM Had gone missing. Asked the exact figures, Prof Frimpong-Boateng answered: “I cannot tell you exactly what but I can tell you it was far lower than the 500 put out”. “That was the case in most of the areas, so, we sent people out there to talk to the district assemblies and we got Vanguard involved and most of them had disappeared”, Prof Frimpong-Boateng said. On Tuesday, 4 February 2020, the CID issued a statement announcing the arrest of six suspects in connection with the missing excavators.
February 21, 2020 09:33 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: mynewsgh.comAll 500 stolen excavators will soon be found – Prof Frimpong Boateng assuresProf Kwabena Frimpong BoatengMinister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has assured Ghanaians that the over 500 missing excavators will soon be found. “Every excavators that has been stolen will be found”, he said in response to a question about the whereabouts of the equipment stolen under his watch. I don’t want to overstep what the security agencies are doing” adding that he has achieved 70% in the fight against galamsey. It would be recalled that over 500 excavators used by galamsey operators had been seized by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) and parked at various district assemblies for safe keeping as prosecutions proceeded but the Minister shockingly weeks ago stated that the excavators have gone missing. As a result Six (6) persons are in the grips of police for stealing or aiding in the stealing of excavators and other equipment.
February 21, 2020 08:26 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: ghanaguardian.comIt's sad people are associating me with illegality - Frimpong-BoatengMinister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-BoatengMinister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has said it saddens his heart to hear people associating him with illegal mining in the country, when in the actual sense, he has never taken a bribe in his life. He has vehemently denied allegations that he is involved in corrupt deals in the country’s fight against galamsey. “Look at me; I’ve not taken bribe before. I’ve not done anything wrong before and it saddens my heart that people can associate me with illegality. Also, he said he reformed the Ghana Red Cross Society and founded the Ghana Heart Foundation, stating “everything that I’ve done in this world is for Ghanaians.
February 21, 2020 08:26 UTC