Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: nana akua amankwaa quaye/ 3new.com2006 Black Stars member Shila Illiasu cultivates off-field ambitionsplay videoFormer Black Stars defender Shilla IlliasuFor years, he became a known local star proudly tracing his roots to the Northern Region of Ghana. Years on, he is back at where it all started, this time, heavily involved in other things apart from football. In an occasional day for the former Black Stars player, Illiasu commutes over a 2-hour journey to his farm on the outskirts of Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. Starting off with maize farming, Illiasu has seen his yield grow over the period in quantities he never envisaged. “I decided to venture into something more profitable and that was farming of which I decided to try.
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General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTransport fares increment: Government is insensitive - MinorityKwame Governs Agbodza, Ranking Member on Parliament’s Roads and Transport CommitteeRanking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Kwame Governs Agbodza, has described the increment of transport fares as “insensitive” on the part government especially when the country is faced with the coronavirus virus pandemic. According to him, government should have subsidized fuel prices for commercial drivers rather than increasing transport fares and fuel prices as it would have benefitted both drivers and the passengers. The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) announced an increment of transport fares starting July 11, 2020. Mr. Agbodza suggested that government should have rather subsidized fuel prices for commercial transport operators so passengers will not have to pay higher charges for transportation. They consistently increased the price of fuel and increased transport fares.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPlaying for Black Stars will be a dream come true – Hearts midfielder Emmanuel Netteyplay videoAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel NetteyAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has said playing for the Black Stars will be a realization of a lifelong dream. Nettey who believes in the timing of God, is of the conviction that when his time is due for a Black Stars call-up, nothing will stop him. The former Inter Allies midfielder tells www.ghanaweb.com that his ultimate dream is to wear the national colours. I will represent the country,” Nettey noted. It has been nearly four decades since Ghanaians celebrated a trophy won by the Black Stars.
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So she has learned the rules, so she could have complimented the [ex] President Mahama. This has nothing to do with her personally but we are talking about quality in governance.”But reacting to these comments, Ras Mubarak said he feels disappointed and questioned the rationale behind it. "Osei Kyeiu Mensah Bonsu is the Majority Leader and a friend and has been in parliamentary for many years. I am disturbed that someone who is the Majority Leader with a deputy to be a woman would make such comments. He is not a lawyer and yet the is the Majority Leader of Parliament.”Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.
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Politics of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIs KSM's 'stop making a fool of yourself' comment a shade against NPP's Buaben Asamoa? “This inhumane treatment meted out to Ghanaian teachers at the time was the brainchild of Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang, the then Minister for Education. Stop making a fool of yourself wai." Stop making a fool of yourself wai. Stop making a fool of yourself.
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Business News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: PFAGPackage agriculture to lead Ghana’s economic recovery - PFAG implores govtplay videoFile photoOver the years, the Agriculture sector has suffered resource constraints for achieving food security and this needs to be addressed as Ghana gets ready to present it's mid-year budget review and supplementary estimates for 2020. Packaging Agriculture as a tool to use for the country’s economic recovery out of COVID-19 is the surest way to close the poverty and income inequality gap. Civil Society Organisations including the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) and SEND GHANA are therefore imploring government to choose this economic recovery path by increasing agriculture spending. Speaking on the agriculture sector led-economy recovery at a public forum, Professor Godfred Bokpin, an Economist and Professor of Finance at the University of Ghana Business School, said, the Agric sector has been under funded. The impact of COVID-19 has not affected Agric sector the same way it has affected other sectors of the economy.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: footballghana.comJoseph Aidoo plays 90 minutes as Celta Vigo draw with Partey’s Atletico MadridCelta Vigo defender Joseph AidooGhana international Joseph Aidoo enjoyed 90 minutes as Celta Vigo drew 1-1 against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. On the matchday, Joseph Aidoo started for Celta Vigo while his compatriot Thomas Partey also earned a spot on Atletico Madrid’s starting eleven. A good fight from there on saw Celta Vigo going on to draw level on the 49th minute courtesy a strike from Francisco Beltran after he was assisted by Brais Mendez. Defender Joseph Aidoo displayed impressive form at the back for the hosts and managed to last the entire duration of the game. His compatriot Thomas Partey on the other hand played 68 minutes before making way for Hector Herrera.
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General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: Class FMDomelevo’s leave does not affect corruption fight – Oppong Nkrumah to CSOsInformation Minister Kojo Oppong NkrumahGovernment has refuted claims by some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) including CDD-Ghana that it acted in bad faith by asking Daniel Domelevo the Auditor General to proceed on his accumulated leave for 167 days. The CSO’s are not happy President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ignored other options that would have allowed the A-G to independently discharge his duties without any interference. They believe the legal justification presented by the President for directing the A-G to proceed on leave is untenable and derails government’s commitment to fighting corruption. The CSOs have pledged to go to court for redress and further interpretation of the law should the government refuse to reconsider its decision. Reacting to this, Information Minister, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the position by the CSO’s is a move that strengthens Ghana’s democracy but rejected claims that Domelevo’s by force leave will derail the fight against corruption.
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General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFLASHBACK: Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang's exclusive GhanaWeb interviewplay videoProf Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is Mahama's running mateThe appointment of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate of the opposition NDC’s flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama, seems to be appreciated by the rank and file of the party. In a rather unsurprising manner, the incumbent NPP is criticizing decisions she took when she was the Minister for Education. Unfortunately, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang hardly meets the expectations of someone who has the track record of fighting for women and their welfare.”But on GhanaWeb’s ‘21 minutes with KKB’, published on Sunday, August 19, 2018, the educationist addressed these issues. In particular, she responded to earlier criticism by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the current education minister, who said earlier that she did not know what she was doing. Prof. Opoku-Agyemang also spoke on her achievements as the Minister for Education in the GhanaWeb interview.
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General News of Wednesday, 8 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAWLA congratulates Prof Naana Jane Opoku AgyemangProf Naana Opoku Agyemang, NDC running mateThe African Women Leaders Association, Ghana has sent a word of congratulations to Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, over her nomination as running mate for the National Democratic Congress’ presidential candidate. The association in a press release available to Ghanaweb.com expressed their heartfelt congratulations to the Opoku Agyemang and said the news is welcoming and heartfelt for women empowerment. Read the statement below:PRESS RELEASEACCRA, 7TH JULY, 2020AFRICAN WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AWLA), GHANA CONGRATULATES PROFESSOR NAANA JANE OPOKU- AGYEMANG. The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) wishes to congratulate Professor Naana Jane Opoku – Agyemang on her nomination and acceptance as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress. This will indeed set the pace for a monumental increase in the rate of women representation in Politics in Ghana, Africa and Beyond.
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Politics of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: happyghana.comGod asked the NDC to step back to expose NPP’s incompetence – Anita DesosoAnita DeSoso, former First National Vice-chairperson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)The former National Women’s Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita Desoso has highlighted the loss of the NDC in the 2016 elections in a positive light as she states that it was a divine action to expose the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) incompetence. Subsequently, she opined that in NPP’s years of ruling, they have shown incompetence despite the notion that they have qualified people in power. She thus noted that it was God’s way of informing Ghanaians that the NDC is the best option. “I always tell people that God has asked the NDC to step back and hand over power to the NPP so that people will see that they are not competent. The 2020 general election is expected to be a fierce race between the ruling NPP party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Don’t buy substandard sanitizers, report products – FDAThere has been a high demand for hand sanitizers across the world. File photoThere has been a price hike in the sale of alcohol-based sanitizers due to the Coronavirus pandemic and as expected, some persons have taken advantage of the situation to manufacture substandard sanitizers which are sold to innocent people on a daily bases. “For the sake of reporting the persons, buy a sample, take a receipt and report to the FDA that you got it from a shop. Notwithstanding, the FDA has advised local producers to acquire a permit from them before introducing their products on the market. Speaking to GhanaWeb, Mr. Lartey mentioned that, the FDA is not against local manufactures but rather “want to help them come up with a standard for their products to be acceptable by everybody”.
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General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDomelevo’s leave: Anti-graft campaigners in Ghana, abroad demoralised – Dr AkweteyExecutive Director of IDEG, Dr Emmanuel AkweteyExecutive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, has said the president’s order forcing the Auditor-General to proceed on leave has a confusing message anti-corruption movement both home and abroad. He made this appeal on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at a press conference organised by some Civil Society Organisations over the directive to Mr Domelevo. Mr. Domelevo had made use of nine out of his 132 annual leave days since assuming office in December 2016. “We will all be watching closely how the matter is being handled in the temporary absence of the Auditor General. We are aware per the Supreme Court’s instructions the documents requested by the Auditor General has now been inspected and the parties are due to return to court.
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General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLegal justification for Domelevo’s forced leave flawed – Linda Ofori-KwafoExecutive Director of GII, Linda Ofori-KwafoThe Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, has said the legal justification being presented by the Presidency for directing the Auditor-General to proceed on leave is untenable. Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori-Kwafo, said Nana Akufo-Addo’s advisors may be doing a poor job on the proceed-on-leave order to Daniel Domelevo. Mr Domelevo has been compelled by a letter from the Presidency to take his accumulated 167 days leave, spanning some three years of continuous service. Mr Domelevo had been vigorously pursuing a case against Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, before the sudden directive that forced him to take the over 160 days’ leave. Mr Domelevo had stated after an audit that there was no evidence of work done in that deal.
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General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comVoter registration: Applicants in Odorkor disregard EC’s queue management systemplay videoSocial distancing protocols being disregarded at some of the registration centresSome applicants in the Odorkor suburb of the Tweneboa electoral area seem to be disregarding the new Queue Management System introduced by the Electoral Commission (EC). According to the EC, the new system is aimed at controlling applicant congestion at registration centers in the ongoing voter registration exercise. A registration officer, Benjamin Mensah, speaking to the news team at the Pentecost Printing Press registration center said some 36 applicants had so far registered and received their Voter Identification Cards at the time of our visit. According to him, despite the disregard for COVID-19 safety protocols, not less than 150 applicants were expected to register per day. Nevertheless, the need for the applicants to follow the rules despite his team’s efforts to get applicants to adhere was also a problem at this center.
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