Sports News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: Primenewsghana.comEmmanuel Tagoe to fight Rey Perez in March in MiamiEmmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe & Rey PerezWBO Africa lightweight champion, Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe will be seeking to keep his remarkable winning streak intact when he takes on Rey Perez in Miami, the United States in a 10-round clash. Ranked #2 by the WBO, #6 by the IBF, and #10 by the WBC, Tagoe will be fighting in the United States for the first time in seven years. 30-year-old Perez hits the ring following a hard-fought decision loss to undefeated contender George Kambosos on January 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. Perez has been tested against solid opposition throughout his 11-year career, facing Jessie Magdaleno, Lamont Roach, Chris Avalos and Oscar Duarte. Prior to the loss against Kambosos, Perez stopped Christian Gonzalez in the seventh round on October 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA.
February 21, 2020 14:15 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com7 ways to plan for your retirementPutting money away for retirement is a habit we should all live byBefore one embarks on retirement, the planning process often takes time and effort. Find out about your Social Security benefits:Social Security retirement benefits usually cover your earner’s income after retiring. Don’t touch your retirement savings:Finally, one must remain disciplined and must make the conscious effort not touch their retirement savings. If you withdraw your retirement savings now, you’ll lose principal and interest. If you change jobs, leave your savings invested in your current retirement plan, or roll them to your new employer’s plan.
February 21, 2020 14:03 UTC
Business News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAker Energy to award Pecan FPSO deal to YinsonSvein Jakob Liknes, CEO of Aker EnergyNorwegian oil company Aker has penned a letter of Intent (LOI) to award its future operations and maintenance works on its floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the Pecan field to Yinson Holdings Berhad. The LOI follows a competitive tender and demonstrates Aker Energy’s intention to award the forthcoming bareboat charter and operations and maintenance contract for the FPSO for the planned development of the Pecan field in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana, Aker Energy said on Friday. Aker’s deal with Yinson Holdings Berhad will run for ten years followed by five-yearly extension options exercisable by Aker Energy as operator on behalf of the license partners Lukoil, Fueltrade and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). “We are continuing with our preparations for the Pecan project and awarding an LOI for the future contracts for the FPSO vessel is certainly a key milestone,” says Mr. Svein Jakob Liknes, CEO of Aker Energy. “Once in operation, the project will bring significant revenues to the country as well as direct and indirect job opportunities for indigenous companies and individuals,” said Kadijah Amoah, Country Director of Aker Energy in Ghana.
February 21, 2020 14:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana tops West Africa as best country to raise a child - ReportSchool kidsGhana has been ranked as the best country in West Africa to raise a child, a report by the World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund and the Lancet 2020 child prosperity has revealed. The child prosperity index ranked 180 countries from different continents on two measures of child prosperity: “education & well-being” and “nutrition & health”. Although Ghana topped the West Africa region, it came 133th worldwide, and 15th position on the African continent. The child prosperity index 2020 shows that children in Norway, South Korea, and Netherlands have the best chance at survival and well-being in the world. Below is the full child prosperity index 2020 ranking
February 21, 2020 13:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: primenewsghana.comAkufo-Addo sidelined us during 2020 SONA - Menzgold, Gold Coast Fund Mgt customersSome customers of Gold Coast Fund ManagementCustomers of Gold Coast Fund Management and Menzgold have accused President Akufo-Addo of sidelining them in the payment of locked up investment. President Akufo-Addo during his final State of the Nation Address yesterday announced that all locked up investments of customers of the financial sector cleanup will be paid. The President further revealed that payments up to GH¢5 billion are to begin on Monday, February 24, 2020. But speaking to Starr FM today, the spokesperson for the Gold Coast Fund Management, Charles Nyame said they are demanding an explanation from the government on what the silence means for payment. ''Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President and the Finance Minister have sidelined we the customers under Gold Coast Fund Management.
February 21, 2020 13:30 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAjax, Cameroon goalkeeper comes to the rescue of imprisoned Ghanaian goalieplay videoAboagye has three more years to serve at Ghana’s medium security prisonAjax Amsterdam and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has promised to do all he can to help Arhin Aboagye, a talented Ghanaian shot-stopper who is languishing at the Nsawam Prison realise his dream. Aboagye said he looks up to Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and says he hopes to emulate the success of the young Cameroonian goalie. After Aboagye’s story was aired and posted on Social Media, Andre Onana saw it and said he was touched by his sheer determination in face of adversity. https://t.co/8TXT9lbacS — Andre Onana (@AndreyOnana) February 18, 2020Arhin, keep up the great work. AO24 — Andre Onana (@AndreyOnana) February 18, 2020
February 21, 2020 12:45 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comOfficial: Kotoko to play home matches at Accra Sports StadiumAccra Sports will host Kotoko's home matchesKumasi Asante Kotoko have announced the Accra Sports Stadium as their home venue for the rest of the season. The Porcupines were made to hunt for a new home ground after the Ministry of Youth and Sports closed down the Baba Yara Stadium for renovation works. The Executive CEO of the club earlier said that the club were erecting structures at their training base Adako-Jachie to make it possible for them to play their home games. But in a tweet on Friday, the club announced its decision to use the Accra Sports Stadium as their home ground till the end of the season . Below is the tweet
February 21, 2020 12:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 21 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comYour lawyers had no business responding to request for information – Ayenini fires ECLawyer Samson Lardy AyeniniPrivate legal practitioner and campaigner for the passage of the Right to Information Law, Lawyer Samson Ayenini says lawyers of the Electoral Commission had no business responding to a request by Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Constituency, Ernest Norgbey, requiring information on some procurement processes undertaken by the EC. The Member of Parliament relying on the Right to Information Law requested details on how the EC selected its consultants for the upcoming December 7 polls. Reacting to this on Joy News’ PM Express, Lawyer Ayenini said though the applicant, understanding the gravity of the issue, made his request through his lawyers, lawyers of the commission had no business involving themselves in the matter. He said, rather, the response should have come from the commission's information officer who by law is mandated to perform such tasks. “This is not an ordinary member of the public, this is a Member of Parliament who is representing people in that parliament.
February 21, 2020 12:41 UTC
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