General News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: yen.com.ghSome people wanted my brother out of office – Emmanuel Kyeremanteng AgyarkoBoakye Agyarko, Former Minister of EnergyEmmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, brother of the sacked Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has blamed some faceless people for his brother’s exit. According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, Kyeremanteng Agyarko stated that there are concerted efforts to tarnish the image and reputation of his brother. This, he went on to say, is an attempt to ‘crucify’ Boakye Agyarko, for reasons that are not too clear. Kyeremanteng Agyarko, who has distanced himself from the Ameri deal that led to his brother’s exit, revealed that there is a deliberate attempt to misinform Ghanaians. Boakye Agyarko, was on Monday August 6, 2018, relieved of his duties in a statement issued and signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.
August 08, 2018 15:11 UTC
While Alltime Capital got 130m, Nordea Capital also got ¢65m of this Bank of Ghana aid money to Capital Bank. Some ¢30m of MC Management Services investment into Sovereign Bank ‘owned’ by Kwame Acheampong Kyei who was Board chairman of Sovereign Bank was moved out. Questions have also been raised about whether the alleged shareholders of Sovereign Bank were simply just fronts for Ato Essien of Capital Bank who would then be the real shareholder of Sovereign Bank. Within 19 months Sovereign Bank was no longer sovereign as Bank of Ghana announced, the bank set up with money traceable to BoG, was broke. Capital bank despite all BoG support had collapsed 12 months before Sovereign Bank.
August 08, 2018 15:11 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: classfmonline.comGov't helping foreign auto firms to kill us – KantankaA fleet of Kantanka carsThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kantanka Automobile Limited, a local car assembling company, Kwadwo Sarfo Junior, has expressed his disappointment with the decision by government to allow two foreign-owned automobile companies to establish assembling plants in Ghana. Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, revealed at the Graphic Business Breakfast meeting held recently that government had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two automobile companies to establish assembling plants in the country. He stressed: “You need to support what we already have here that employs Ghanaian citizens; why do you have to go out there, get a foreign company, bring them here to compete with your local industry and kill them off? “They have money, and if you look in the things that they are talking about now, there are so many clauses. He mentioned that they have to purchase a number of certain cars from them but we [Kantanka Automobile] haven’t given you any clauses, all we’re saying is, take taxes off our vehicle and make the environment conducive for Kantanka to be able to operate”.
August 08, 2018 15:00 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: Ghanafuo.comShatta Wale blasts BoG and Menzgold ‘haters’Zylofon Record Label artist Shatta Wale has waded into the ongoing tussle between Menzgold Ghana and the Bank Of Ghana in his usual carefree way by ripping into all the ‘haters’ of the Menzgold company. Posting a video to his Snapchat he said: “Someone will say God help me, God help me. God has brought somebody too to help you and you’re there and you are doing like this thing. Ei ma guy, Menzgold, I like it”In what has been a whirlwind couple of days with the back and forth between BOG and Menzgold with the former accusing the latter of dealing illegally without required licenses and threats of closure. Watch the video below and share your views:
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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Ghana vs Holland (U-20 Women's World Cup)Black Princesses must get a favourable scoreline today to keep their hopes aliveHello, good afternoon and a warm welcome to our coverage of the FIFA Women’s under-20 World Cup match between Ghana and Holland. Ghana’s Black Princesses take on Holland in the second round matches of the group games of the 2018 under-20 Women’s World Cup ongoing in France. The Princesses suffered a 4-1 humiliation at the hands of host nation France and a defeat today could spell their end in the tournament. Holland, unlike Ghana, pipped New Zealand 1-0 to fetch their first three points of the tournament and need a win today to secure a spot in the next of the competition. Join us at 2:00 pm for live updates
Business News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comFisheries enforcement Unit impound Saeko vessels at Apamplay videoThe vessels contained fish that are below the approved sizeThe Fisheries Enforcement Unit from Takoradi has impounded several Saeko fish vessels at Apam. The Saeko vessels are involved in transshipment procedures where bigger vessels at high seas transfer fish into a smaller canoe that has no fishing gear. The fish that are transshipped are mostly fish that are below the approved size and iced by trawlers. A member of the fisheries enforcement unit, Daniel Awuku Nyanteh speaking to Ghanaweb disclosed that the transshipment is illegal as it violates section 132 of the Fishing Act 625. This Saeko job is what everyone in the country depends on for fish, in all the regions.
General News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: 3news.comNew scam hits Sekondi/Takoradi; Thieves pose as preachersThe central business district of Sekondi/Takoradi is the Takoradi Market CircleUnsuspecting persons in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis are falling prey to a new modus operandi that has been adopted by tricksters. With the new trick, the fraudsters pose as smartly dressed preachers with the Holy Bible in their hands. They would cunningly approach their victims and request to share the word of God amidst some mysterious revelations about their personal lives and family. The victim said she eventually had to walk to the house because she had no money on her for transportation. The victims of the new scam are mostly women who are normally wooed by supposed prophecies about them from these tricksters.
Boxing News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghDogboe must be wary of Otake - Umar MohammedDogboe has vowed to knockout the JapaneseA Japan-based Ghanaian, Umar Mohammed, has advised Isaac Dogboe to be cautious when he defends his WBO super bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake, whom he described as a warrior. Dogboe (19-0, 13 kos) departed to the United States of America last Monday, August 6, to finalise preparations towards his first world title defence against Otake (31-2-3, 13 kos). In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, Mohammed called on Dogboe to remain focused and avoid complacency ahead of the fight. "I am based in Tokyo and I want to advise Dogboe not to underate Otake because the Japanese is a warrior with a lot of stamina. Otake holds an impressive record of ensuring his fights travel the full distance, especially with 17 of his professional career wins coming from points decisions ahead of his fight with Dogboe.
August 08, 2018 14:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comAMERI deal: Asiedu Nketia backs calls for Akufo-Addo’s impeachmentPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoGeneral Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has endorsed calls for President Akufo Addo to be impeached over his involvement in the controversial AMERI deal. His dismissal comes after the President was allegedly misled into approving the new AMERI deal which had been rejected by Parliament through an Executive Order. The novation and amendment agreement was seeking to buy out the deal Ameri Energy had with the government of Ghana under President John Mahama and handed over to a third party Mytilineos for 15 years. The joint committee on Finance and Energy of Parliament rejected the new deal because it had no signatures from the Attorney General and Finance minister. Speaking to Joy News on the matter, Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that President Akufo Addo is complicit in the controversial deal and must be impeached.
August 08, 2018 12:56 UTC
What I’m saying is what will be done will be a limited one as a result of the vacancy occurring at the Energy Ministry,” he said on TV3’s morning magazine show, New Day. “Either the one acting goes back to his ministry or maintained there,” he explained to Johnny Hughes, adding in the event he is maintained at the Energy Ministry, “it means we must replace where he’s coming from. If the person [replacement] comes from a region or another ministry, it means that he must be replaced”. Mr. Boakye Agyarko was sacked by President Akufo-Addo on Monday following the failed renegotiated Ameri deal which would have extended the management of the 250 megawatts Ameri Thermal Plant from five years to 15 years. MPs demanded that government provided further and better particulars on the new deal before it rose for recess last.
August 08, 2018 12:11 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: Citinewsroom.comEntertainment analyst Nana Turkson passes onNana TurksonThe entertainment industry has lost one of its great stakeholders in the person of Bertrand Turkson, popularly known as Nana Turkson. Sources say Nana Turkson had been battling with diabetes. The author of the ‘Success Journal’ is widely known for his depth of knowledge in the arts and showbiz, sense of humour and objectivity. Nana served as panel member of a lot of entertainment discussion programmes on radio and television. He also worked as a board member for several award schemes including the Peoples’ Celebrity Awards.
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Business News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghHow Consolidated Bank was registeredLogo for the newly registered Consolidated Bank GhanaA Graphic Business search at the Registrar General's Department (RGD) has confirmed that the newly established bank, the Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited, is 100 per cent owned by the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of Ghana (GoG), with two public servants as its maiden directors. Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited was established by the government to assume ownership of the select assets and liabilities of the five banks. The new bank is currently headed by Mr Daniel Wilson Addo formerly of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana Limited. It started operations on August 2, serving the customers of the now-defunct uniBank, Royal Bank, BEIGE Bank, Construction Bank and Sovereign Bank, who were the latest victims of the central bank’s renewed sterness on illiquid banks. In August last year, the licences of UT and Capital banks were withdrawn for being illiquid and their assets and liabilities transferred to the GCB Bank Limited under a purchase and assumption agreement similar to the one approved for Consolidated Bank.
August 07, 2018 18:08 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: Starrfmonline.comFisheries Minister blocking operations of KMA - Assembly MembersElizabeth Afoley Quaye is the Fisheries MinisterAssembly members of the newly created Krowor Municipal Assembly (KMA) are accusing Member of Parliament for the area of obstructing operations of the assembly. The concerned assembly members say Fisheries Minister, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has stopped all their attempts to conduct elections for a Presiding Member for the new assembly. The MP’s candidate is said to be presiding member for the recently dissolved Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly. “When you look at the Local Government ACT, Section 17(1), it says that each assembly is supposed to elect a presiding member from the assembly. The assembly has not been functioning for the past five months according to the concerned members.
August 07, 2018 17:48 UTC
Health News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAccess Bank Ghana launches ‘Fist against Fistula’ campaignplay videoManaging Director for Access Bank Ghana, Kris Ifeanyi NjokuAccess Bank Ghana has today launched a massive campaign against fistula infection in the country. The campaign dubbed “Fist against Fistula” aims at treating over hundred women affected with the disease and integrating them back into the society. “Access bank for the past few years have been fighting for women empowerment, making this initiative a key focus for us. She urged patients suffering from fistula to report to the nearest hospitals or get in touch with Access Bank for treatment. Anyone interested can also partner with Access Bank.
August 07, 2018 16:52 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comDivergent views from senior NDC members show party's democratic maturity - MahamaFormer President John Mahama speaking at an eventFormer President Mahama has pointed to the expression of views from some senior members of his party as a sign of the NDC's growing internal democratic processes. John Mahama stressed he doesn't agree with groups and members of the party who view this trend as detrimental to the party's development and reunification processes ahead of the 2020 polls. This was mentioned in a press release written and signed by Special Aide to the Former President, Joyce Bawah Mogtari. The release sought to disassociate John Mahama from some comments made by a certain group alleging to belong to the party affiliated to the former president. Below is the full release issued by Joyce Bawa Mogtari
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