General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: ghanafact.comFact-check: 5 claims Akufo-Addo made during State of the Nation AddressPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address before parliament in accordance with Ghana’s 1992 Constitution on February 20. In this report, we would verify 5 key claims made by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his address. Subsequently, in 2017, the fiscal deficit recorded was 6% of GDP or 4.7% of rebased GDP. According to the government, in 2018 and 2019 the fiscal deficit (on cash basis) recorded were 3.8% and 4.8% respectively. Claim: Agric growth rate has moved from 2.9% in 2016 to 6.4% in 2019Verdict: UnprovenPresident Akufo-Addo said:“It bears repeating that agriculture was very much in the doldrums when we came into office, with a growth rate of 2.9%.
February 23, 2020 02:48 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comKP Boateng on target as Besiktas share spoils with TrabzonsporKevin-Prince Boateng was on target for BesiktasGhana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng was on target for Besiktas in their 2-2 draw with Trabzonspor in the Turkish Supaliga on Saturday. Boateng scored the equalizer on the 57th minute for the Black Eagles after going behind in the first half just five minutes into the match to Alexander Sorloth’s strike. Domogoi Vida put the hosts ahead in the x minute before Caleb Ekuban came from the bench to pick an assist for Sorloth’s second goal of the game. Boateng’s brave strike is his second for the Turkish giants since joining from Italian side Fiorentina. He has netted two goals in three league matches.
February 23, 2020 02:26 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comCrystal Palace manager praises Ayew after Newcastle victoryJordan AyewCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has heaped praises on Jordan Ayew’s display against Newcastle United but claimed the Ghana striker feels frustrated. The Eagles pipped Newcastle United 1-0 courtesy Patrick Van Aanholt’s strike on matchday 27 of the English Premier League at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Despite not registering his name on the score sheet, Ayew has earned plaudits from Palace gaffer Hodgson over the manner he carried himself in the game. He wants to score goals. Ayew is Palace’s leading scorer in the ongoing league after hitting 6 goals and providing 1 assist in 26 appearances.
February 23, 2020 01:18 UTC
General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GNATullow Ghana provides Punpunie Community with modern kindergartenA modern kindergarten constructed by Tullow Ghana LimitedTullow Ghana Limited has constructed a modern kindergarten for the Punpunie Community in the Ahanta West Municipality to facilitate teaching and learning at the formative level. The facility has a playground, canteen and restrooms built with sustainable materials by Sabre Education Trust, with a financial commitment from Tullow Ghana. The Punpunie Community has a population of 1,600 but lags behind in accessing quality education in terms of school infrastructure and accommodation to help in teacher retention. Ms Cynthia Lumor, the Corporate Affairs Director at Tullow Ghana, at the commissioning, said: "We believe education is the bedrock of every strong society that is why we support education right from kindergarten to the tertiary level". She said the facility would help solve some of the educational needs as well as give relevance to SDG-Four on quality education.
February 23, 2020 00:33 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GNANogokpo, others get new classroom blocks6-unit classroom blockThe Ketu South Municipal Assembly has handed over new classroom blocks to pupils and staff of Nogokpo and Agavedzi Basic schools and the St Paul’s Senior High School to resolve infrastructural challenges for effective teaching and learning. The Nogokpo Basic School was handed a 6-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities including an ICT laboratory, library and four-seater water closet toilet. Agavedzi Basic School got a three-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities including a six-seater water closet toilet estimated at GH¢252,000, funded by the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT). The St Paul’s Senior High School (SPACO) got GH¢375,000 ultramodern six-unit classroom block funded by the GETFUND. A three-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities was also commissioned at Glitame Basic School and a shed handed over to women at the Denu Coconut Market, Tokor.
February 22, 2020 20:03 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: Osei Bonsu, ContributorChurch of Pentecost, Zoomlion to clean Haatso and its environsChurch of Pentecost and Zoomlion to clean HaatsoThe Haatso Area branch of the Church of Pentecost and Zoomlion Ghana Limited are set to undertake a massive clean up exercise to rid Haatso and its communities of filth. The exercise which is under the "Environmental Care Campaign", an initiative by the Church of Pentecost to ensure that communities are kept clean will bring together stakeholders such as the Environmental Protection Agency, NADMO, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Market women, Assembly members and community members to clean and demonstrate the need to keep our environment clean. The Haatso Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe indicated that the Church of Pentecost has rolled out the Environmental Care Campaign for all its church branches to champion and undertake clean up activities to keep communities clean. He said an environmental sanitation management plan which will include clean ups, public education and law enforcement activities will be undertaken in Haatso and its surrounding communities to sustain a clean environment. She bemoaned improper waste management practices at public places which has become a health threat and charged market women to keep the various markets clean.
February 22, 2020 19:52 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GNABusiness at Aflao declines as Togo votesElections in Togo has affected businesses at the Aflao BorderCommercial activities at the Aflao Border have seen a sharp decline as Ghana's eastern neighbour, Togo, goes to the polls today to elect the country's next president. Madam Kayisan Aguto, a cloth seller, said: "Any time Togolese are voting, nobody can enter Togo from Ghana or come to Ghana from there. It's a surprise that the border is opened today while they're voting." The various transport stations at Aflao, including the State Transport Company and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union were virtually empty. Mr Kwasi Amedzro, a forex bureau operator, said: "leaving the Togo border open during elections means a wind of change is about to blow over the country."
February 22, 2020 18:45 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 22 February 2020Source: Footballghana.comAnthony Obodai was always walking naked- Sjaak PolakAnthony ObodaiSparta hero Sjaak Polak shared some funny moments about retired footballer Anthony Obodai during their time at the club in his autobiography. He revealed that the Ghanaian always used to walk naked because he had a great body and wanted to show it off. He was 1.60 and was a very good boy, but he always walked naked through the corridor because he had a fantastic body. I say yes, so I say Rick, grab it and then we get to work. Rick dives under the table, grabs his arms and puts his foot down at the bottom of that table.
February 22, 2020 18:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFrimpong-Boateng rubbishes Kennedy Agyapong’s galamsey allegations against his sonplay videoProfessor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation MinisterEnvironment, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has cleared the air about allegations levelled against his son in connection with some seized excavators. “How can you seize people’s excavators for illegal mining and turn around to give it your son for his mining activities?” Kennedy Agyapong quizzed. But addressing journalists after the President’s State of the Nation Address Thursday, Prof. Frimpong Boateng maintained that his son is innocent. “He is not involved in anything and the world will get to know soon” he said. Meanwhile, the minister says he is clean and has nothing to do with any corruption allegations.
February 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: 3news.comCoronavirus may have negative impact on Ghana, gov’t must prepare – TerkperSeth Terkper, Former Finance MinisterFormer Finance Minister Seth Terkper has admonished government to take seriously, the thought of a possible impact of the novel coronavirus on Ghana’s economy, should the virus continue to spread. He cited the growing trade relations between Ghana and China, and the dependence of assistance from China as areas which could be impacted negatively. This according to former finance minister Seth Terkper, could impact Ghana’s economy if the spread of the virus continues at its current rate. “So all I’m cautioning is for government to take the possible impact of this coronavirus a little more seriously. Trade deals between Ghana and China increased significantly, making Ghana move up 7th position among African countries.
February 21, 2020 18:00 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAviation workers lament over safety land encroachmentKotoka International Airport, Terminal 3The Professional Workers’ Union of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA have expressed their displeasure in the unlawful encroachment of the Authority’s lands. The workers complain of aviation safety lands being taken over by the government, an act they believe can threaten safety at the country’s International Airport. Citi Business News reports that in 2008, the aviation workers raised concerns when government took thirty acres of its land at La Wireless for the construction of the AU village. The workers also lament the confrontations with some of the persons encroaching their lands..“Between 2014 and 2016, the government took over almost all the 614 acres of the Aviation land at La Nkwatanan, despite an earlier agreement with our management to reserve 250 acres for aviation purposes. Meanwhile, the aviation protesters comprising seven professional staff unions has called for the removal of the Board Chairman of the GCAA, Air Commodore Rexford G.M.
February 21, 2020 17:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: primenewsghana.comUTAG describes Gyampo, Butakor suspension as ‘relatively harsh’Prof. Ransford Gyampoh and Dr. Paul Kwame ButakorThe University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has described the suspension of Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor by the University of Ghana as “relatively harsh”Both lecturers have been hit with a six and four months suspension respectively without pay after being implicated in the BBC's Sex For Grade's documentary. The two suspended lecturers will also undergo appropriate training on the University's sexual harassment and misconduct policy. BBC journalists posed as prospective students to expose sexual harassment and misconduct at both the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos. Prof Gyampo and Dr Butakor were said to have breached the university’s code of conduct rules. The lecturers are to undergo training on the university’s sexual harassment and misconduct policy.
February 21, 2020 17:26 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: Footballghana.comBraithwaite chooses Kevin-Prince Boateng's number in BarcelonaGhana international Kevin Prince BoatengBarcelona's new signing has chosen to wear the number 19 shirt, the same number Kevin-Prince Boateng wore during his stay at the club. Barcelona announced that Martin Braithwaite will wear the number 19 shirt. It is a number that was left free in the winter market, after Carles Aleñá decided to move to Real Betis. It was the same number that Kevin-Prince Boateng wore when he signed for the Catalan club in the 2019 winter transfer window. The list of players who have worn number 19 is as follows:Aleñá: (19-20)Boateng: (18/19)Munir El Haddadi (18/19)Lucas Digne (16/17 - 17/18)Sandro Ramírez (15/16)Ibrahim Afellay (13/14)Martín Montoya (12/13)Maxwell (09/10 - 12/12)Lionel Messi (06/07 - 07/08)Fernando Navarro (04/05)Dani García (99/00 - 03/02)Patrick Kluivert (98/99)Juan Antonio Pizzi (96/97 - 97/98)
February 21, 2020 16:07 UTC
According to Eric Selby Ogbame, when the party opened nominations, he went to the constituency office but was denied the forms. Unfortunately, for two days he could not file his nomination forms despite assurances from the regional executives after picking his forms. A frustrated Selby Ogbame told 3news.com that the only option available to him now is to head straight to court. Another member from the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency, Maame Yaa Frempomaa Ayensu, was also left stranded with her nomination forms at the regional office. For several hours, she had to sit on the stairs leading to the regional office with her supporter as the office was locked.
February 21, 2020 15:56 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBusiness stories that made headlines in week 3 of Feb 2020Daniel McKorley, CEO of the McDan Group of CompaniesIt’s been a momentous week for business news in Ghana, from corporate boardrooms to courtrooms and other interesting sectors. These are the top business headlines that continue to be read, shared and talked about from 17th – 21st February. Read the full story originally published by www.ghanaweb.com:Over 21 firms demolished by Trade Fair CompanyOver 21 companies were demolished by the Ghana Trade Fair Company on Monday, 17 February 2020. According to the owner of a manufacturing firm located on the premises of the Trade Fair Company, Comfort Adjaho Gyeni, despite their pleas for the demolition exercise to cease, the Ghana Trade Fair Company still went ahead to demolish their properties, a situation, she says, gives room for people to read meanings into the action of the Trade Fair Company. Mrs Adjaho Gyeni, whose company employs nine people, said on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 that the business owners have been meeting the authorities of the Ghana Trade Fair Company to consider the timelines with regard to the relocation and demolition since they were still in court.
February 21, 2020 15:33 UTC