General News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comAnnan's funeral arrangement to be announced after Otumfuo's meeting with familyKofi Annan has been honored with several tributes worldwideThe funeral arrangement of the late UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, will be announced after the Asantehene is formally informed about his passing. According to him, the last time Mr Annan met the family was during the funeral of the late Asantehemaa. Edward Mortimer told the BBC, Mr Annan was in good health until the last two weeks. According to him, Mr Annan suffered from "pneumonia" and did not quite give the family the opportunity to prepare for his death. Describing the late Annan as an “extraordinary” man Edward Mortimer said at no point did he see him angry or raise his voice.
August 20, 2018 12:56 UTC
General News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: yen.com.ghSome people are unworthy to be flagbearers of the party – NDC chairmanSamuel Ofosu Ampofo, Director of Elections for NDCA National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has advised those who wish to stand as flagbearers to carefully check themselves. At the moment, some strong party members have indicated their desire to lead the party in the 2020 elections. The NDC goes to the polls in December to elect a flagbearer to lead the party into the crucial 2020 general elections which promises to be keenly contested. That’s the same message I have for the NDC flagbearer aspirants. He again advised the aspirants to be circumspect in their arguments, because when all is said and done, one of them will lead the party into the 2020 elections.
August 20, 2018 12:56 UTC
Regional News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comUpper West Regional Minister leads campaign against tramadol abuseThe team marched through the principal streets of Wa to create awarenessThe Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan has appealed to the youth in his region to take advantage of the many projects being implemented by government to develop themselves rather than taking to tramadol abuse for vitality. The Regional Minister indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo's government is implementing a lot of initiatives that are geared towards the development of the youth. The team embarked on a peaceful sensitization walk through the principal streets of Wa to create awareness about the dangers of the abuse of tramadol. A psychiatric nurse at the Upper West Regional Hospital, Niebabura Issac said the Hospital alone has recorded 118 reported cases of substance abuse, including tramadol and one drug abuse-related death. The Wa Municipal Chief Executive Alhaji Ishahaku Moomen Tahiru assured the assembly will keep the campaign going to help fight against tramadol abuse in the municipality.
August 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
General News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: classfmonline.comStop pirating law books – General Legal Council to lecturersThe Council says it has received complaints regarding the proliferation of pirated law textbooksThe General Legal Council (GCL) has warned lawyers, judges and academics who pirate law books and sell to law students to desist from it since it constitutes an offence under sections 42 and 43 of the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690). The Council, in a statement, said it has been receiving complaints regarding the patronage and proliferation of pirated law textbooks on the Ghanaian markets, and is particularly concerned because the textbooks involved are authored by Ghanaian lawyers, judges and academics and their original versions are widely available on the Ghanaian markets. “Lawyers, law students, the entire legal community and the general public are advised to desist from any form of involvement in such criminal activity including patronage of such books under rule 9 of the legal profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 (L613)”, the Council warned, adding: “Criminal convictions for such offence may result in disbarment or disqualification from a call to the bar as the case may be”. The Council advised members of the legal profession to patronise and rely solely on the original versions of widely available Ghanaian law books in order to avoid any form of complicity in a criminal offence, “particularly one which deprives industrious members of our profession of the fruits of their labour and discourages the much-needed publication of scholarly works required for the advancement of the legal profession and the law in Ghana.”
August 20, 2018 11:48 UTC
"My first statement is that God is good, my second statement is that God is good and my third statement is that, God is good." The phrase 'God is Good' has since generated debate on several platforms is currently among the top trending topics on Ghanaian Twitter. While some have tweeted their support for Otabil's comments, others have described his comments as disrespectful and some have used it as inspiration for jokes. Just hit them with "God is good" and you'll be fine". — Wahid (@nana_agyei_) August 20, 2018Fellow United fans, if someone asks you about what happened yesterday,your response: God is good!
August 20, 2018 11:37 UTC
General News of Monday, 20 August 2018Source: ghanaweb.comTwo University beauty queens drown during photoshootPeople gathered around the body that washed ashoreGhanaweb.com has obtained harrowing details of what led to the death of two university students at a beach in Cape Coast. They managed to rescue all but one of the victims, Sarah Kwarteng University of Winneba Mampong Campus. The rescued students Lilian Ampofowaah Asiedu University of Ghana City Campus, Akaeme Faustina Kings University College Kasoa, Sharon Ayebadonye Methodist University Dansoman Accra and Frank Boateng Garden City University Kumasi were all taken to the UCC hospital for emergency treatment. The body of Sarah Kwarteng later washed ashore. The two bodies have been deposited at the UCC hospital mortuary.
August 20, 2018 06:56 UTC
"Also, Mr. Kwame Owusu who recently renovated his official residence costing about GHC1.2 million failed to abide by the procurement laws. He is the man who has succeeded in protecting Mr. Kwame Owusu for a long time" he accused. Mr. Kwame Owusu is the director general for the Ghana Maritime Authority and Mr. Eugene Asante Ofosuhene is also the Acting Controller and Accountant General2. Also, both public service appointees have failed to appear before the public service committee for vetting. Also, Mr. Kwame Owusu who recently renovated his official residence costing about GHC1.2 million failed to abide by the procurement laws.
August 20, 2018 03:45 UTC
Opinions of Monday, 20 August 2018Columnist: K. BaduRe: Mahama's boys bought V8, built mansions in 4 years – BagbinAlban Bagbin, MP for Nadoli KaleoI am not least surprised to hear that Mr Bagbin, the MP for Nadoli Kaleo and the NDC’s 2020 presidential aspirant is rightly attributing the humiliating defeat of Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general elections to bad governance (See: ‘Mahama's boys bought V8, built mansions in 4 years – Bagbin; myjoyonline.com/ghanaweb.com, 19/08/2018). Indeed, the vast majority of Ghanaians were not pleased with the GH12 million import tax evasion by the sibling of former President Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama. We could, therefore, argue that the diehard supporters of Mahama are living in a denial about former President Mahama’s popularity and competency. On the whole, the critics contend that former President Mahama’s government remains the worst ever in Ghana’s history. However, the loyalists of former President Mahama hold a faint hope that he remains their greatest asset, who could recapture power from the NPP in 2020.
August 20, 2018 03:00 UTC
“…We have not sought to verify information contained herein or performed procedures necessary to enable us to express an audit opinion on any of the financial or non-financial information contained in this report. Accordingly, we cannot and do not express an audit (or similar) opinion on the information contained in this report.” the report says, in part. “We have not obtained formal confirmations from employees of the Bank that they have made available to us all significant information relevant to our report which they have knowledge of. The demands of KPMG also makes it clear why the BOG did not provide a copy to uniBank as per custom so they would be able to properly defend themselves. Simply put, as aptly phrased by Poku in his feature — the Bank of Ghana was indeed a judge and prosecutor in its own court.
August 19, 2018 22:02 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: 3news.comDon’t come to church because of your pastor – Otabil tells congregationPastor Mensa Otabil is founder and leader of the International Central Gospel ChurchPastor Mensa Otabil has told his congregation at the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) to focus on God, and not the pastor, in attending church. “You don’t come to church because of your pastor,” he preached on Sunday at Christ Temple at Abossey Okai in Accra. READ: ‘My role was non-executive’ at Capital Bank – Otabil responds to criticsHe indicated, however, that he has submitted himself to investigations by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (Eoco). On Sunday, when he mounted the pulpit, Pastor Otabil said: “I came this morning to declare the goodness of God”. “I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and today as we come to church, it is not about your pastor.”
August 19, 2018 20:37 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: 3news.comBody of UEW student who went missing washed ashoreMissing UEW student body washed ashore Sunday afternoon at Duakor near Cape CoastThe body of the University of Education, Winneba student who got drowned on August 17 has been found. Sarah Kwarteng went missing at the Oasis beach in Cape Coast where some university students, taking part in a conference at the University of Cape Coast, had gone for a photo shoot. Her body was washed ashore Sunday afternoon at Duakor near Cape Coast which is located between the University of Cape Coast and the Elmina beach. Unfortunately, one of the four rescued students, Lilian Ampofowaa Asiedu of the University of Ghana, Accra Campus, died on her way to the hospital. The other three, Faustina Akaime of the Kings University, Kasoa; Sharon Badonye, Methodist University, Dansoman; and the Frank Boateng Garden City University, Kumasi are on admission at the Cape Coast University Hospital.
August 19, 2018 20:26 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: ghanaweb.comDuration is important but competence of the teacher is key – Opoku-Agyemanplay videoFormer Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku AgyemangFormer Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has highlighted competency and training in schools as an equally important factor in promoting academic excellence in the country’s schools. She made these comments while touching on the 3-year/four-year systems and its impact on output as far as education particularly in our secondary schools is concerned. Prof. Opoku-Agyeman, speaking to Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on the '21 Minutes with KKB’ show though acknowledged the importance of duration in education maintained that the training of teachers to build competence is a key element that cannot be underestimated. Duration is important but what is equally important is the training of the teacher, the competence of the teacher”She was emphatic about the need for governments and key stakeholders including teachers to also focus on creating the right learning environment and providing the required learning materials for schools to aid their academic performances. The environment she asserted, has significant impact on the output of schools.
August 19, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghCape Coast: Body of second student beauty contestant foundLily Ampofowaa Asiedu and Sara KwartengThe body of Ms Sara Kwarteng of the Mampong Campus of the University of Education, Winneba, who drowned together with another student at the Oasis Beach Restaurant in Cape Coast last Thursday evening, has been found after three nights. The body was found on Sunday August 19, at Duakro near the University of Cape Coast (UCC) beach at about 2pm, reports Timothy Gobah. The disaster occurred while they were taking photographs as part of the ‘Face of USAG’ beauty contest at the Oasis Beach Restaurant in Cape Coast. In the picture above, Komi Ayivi (left) and Kimi Kporgbe, are the two persons who swam to retrieve the body. The body of the fifth student is yet to be found.
August 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
Religion of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: mynewsgh.comThey want us to be sycophants to get cars, but we’ll talk - Pratt jabs governmentFile photo: Rise above mediocrity - Most Reverend Awotwi Pratt to Ghanaians“Now they are calling bishops and high priests to go and beg because of cars. Ghanaians were first told by former President Rawlings about how young men who insult adults in Ghanaian politics have been rewarded, calling them ‘babies with sharp teeth’. The Methodist Bishop, Most Rev Titus Awotwi Pratt has breathed more life into the statement by emphasizing that young politicians who insult adults are the ones who get rewarded. “Now they are calling bishops and high priests to go and beg because of cars. We will begin to know the owners of all those fuel stations springing up every day in the corners of this nation,” Most Reverend Awotwi Pratt said.
August 19, 2018 19:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 19 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comNapo’s 'disgrace' comments don't bother me – Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemangplay videoProfessor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Former Education of MinisterFormer Minister of Education under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has said she is the least perturbed by comments of current Education Minister’s suggesting she is a ‘disgrace and an embarrassment’. According to the former minister, Mr. Opoku Prempeh is entitled to his own opinion and that she sees no point in retaliating or giving room for his comments to bother her since they are not a true reflection of what the reality is. She made this statement in an interview with GhanaWeb’s Editor Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on '21minutes with KKB'. In November 2017, Education Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh made quite harsh comments about his predecessor, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, describing her as an “embarrassment” and a “disgrace” who did nothing but saddle the ministry with debt during her term in office. Meanwhile, the Former Education Minister who at a point in time also served as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast has maintained that she's unperturbed by the attacks on her by her successor.
August 19, 2018 19:05 UTC