He said the former education minister poses a lot of competence, integrity, commands a lot of respect and appeals to the people in academia. Mohammed Abass noted the running mate has garnered a lot of experience in her professional and political career to partner the NDC candidate. “I think Ghanaians don’t have a problem with a woman being a Vice President. Both the NDC and NPP had in the past promised to give women the opportunity to serve in higher office. Ghanaians are ready for a woman to occupy a higher office like that.”He made the remarks in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM.
July 07, 2020 08:03 UTC
On this edition of Sports Check, Emmanuel Nettey explains to GhanaWeb the secret behind the great start to his Hearts of Oak career and why he is gradually becoming the fans’ favourite. The deep lying playmaker also speaks about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his career and what the GFA must do for players. Nettey doesn’t believe in its existence and even if there is, he says ‘My God is bigger than any juju’. Only a few players get the privilege of being tagged ‘the next Michael Essien’ and Nettey is one of them. He also talks about his partner, age cheating allegations made against him and his Black Stars dreams.
July 07, 2020 07:18 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: pulse.com.ghDerek Boateng has named Asamoah Gyan, Abedi Pele and others in his Black Stars XI as he snubbed Tony Yeboah. And represented Ghana in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in addition to several Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Sulley MiuntariHe was one of the players that have featured in all of Ghana’s three appearances in the FIFA World Cup. He is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals and he is the most capped player for the Black Stars. Asamoah Gyan is Africa’s greatest scorer in the FIFA World Cup with six goals and he has scored in nine consecutive tournaments.
July 07, 2020 06:56 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetTop Portuguese clubs jostle for Gideon MensahGhana left-back Gideon MensahGhana left-back Gideon Mensah has emerged as a top target for top sides in the Portuguese Primera League. FC Porto, Vitória de Guimarães, Sporting Lisbon and Braga have all expressed interest in getting the services of the former West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) player. Mensah caught the attention of the Portuguese clubs following his impressive outing during last seasons pre season games with Real Madrid and Chelsea. Salzburg are willing to allow the Mensah to go out on loan or leave permanently for their 34-year-old Captain Andreas Ulmer to get playing time. His impressive performance last season has earned him suitors across Europe with the likes of Genk , Anderlecht and Club Brugge also showing interest.
July 07, 2020 06:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: Starr FMNaana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s list of achievements as Education MinisterNaana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Mahama's running mateProf. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s sterling record as Minister for Education is a healthy mixture of innovative policy initiatives, quality outcomes and massive infrastructural development:She successfully championed many reforms such as the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities;Upgrading Colleges of Education into tertiary institutions;Reducing teacher absenteeism from 27% to 7%;Introducing the unprecedented Private BECE;Leading negotiations with the World Bank which secured for Ghana the flagship Secondary Education Improvement Project and the African Centres of Excellence initiative resulting in the establishment and funding for the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) both at the University of Ghana and the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre (RWESC) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST);Supervised Ghana’s overall best performing WASSCE nation award by WAEC for four consecutive years when she served as Minister and the massive retooling and infrastructural development which she tirelessly delivered;Abolished the quota system at the Colleges of Education which led to enrollment increasing from 9,000 to 15,400 thereby creating more teaching opportunities for the youth;Ensured teachers were automatically posted without National Service and Licensure Examinations;Procured and distributed more than 150,000 tables and chairs to basic schools;Upgraded facilities at 50 less endowed Senior High Schools and 75 under-performing Senior High Schools;Donated some 54,000 laptops to teachers and stocked computer labs with 60,000 computers during her tenure;Recruited 2,400 mathematics and science teachers as a special intervention to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science at the SHS level;Engaged more than 40,000 newly recruited teachers during her tenure as Minister which is confirmed by EMIS data. GES staff strength increased by 18.2% from 247,254 to 292,238;Superinted over the allocation of some 500 buses and double cabin pickups to educational institutions and district education offices;Improved quality of basic education resulting in Ghana’s all time best BECE performance;Distributed 787,485 free school uniforms to deprived districts across the country;Supervised the distribution of over 40,000 free made in Ghana leather sandals for vulnerable students;To improve retention and transition rates, she oversaw the distribution of bicycles, school bags, mathematical sets, solar lamps, calculators and textbooks to some 155,781 pupils;Increased the capitation grant by 100% for 11,650 public basic schools in 75 deprived districts;Constructed 25 District Education Officers;Spent some GHS61.3million on BECE subsidy for all registered candidates in private and public basic schools;Eliminated the obnoxious shift system in public basic schools;Constructed some 1,129 classroom blocks, 73 teacher accommodation blocks and rehabilitated 622 schools at the basic level;Constructed more than 2,000 school projects with the view to eradicate the school under trees phenomenon;Introduced the progressively free SHS policy which was targeted at 458,700 poor and vulnerable students;Distributed 787,485 free school uniforms to deprived districts across the country;Supervised the distribution of over 40,000 free made in Ghana leather sandals for vulnerable students;To improve retention and transition rates, she oversaw the distribution of bicycles, school bags, mathematical sets, solar lamps, calculators and textbooks to some 155,781 school pupils;Increased the capitation grant by 100% for 11,650 public basic schools in 75 deprived districts;Spent some GHS61.3million on BECE subsidy for all registered candidates in private and public basic schools;Eliminated the obnoxious shift system in public basic schools;Constructed some 1,129 classroom blocks, 73 teacher accommodation blocks and rehabilitated 622 schools at the basic level;Prof. demonstrated unwavering commitment to the supply of Teaching and Learning Materials during her tenure: 472,800 Teacher Notebooks 653,700 Class Attendance Registers 12.8 million Core Textbooks 2.5 million Dictionaries 4,994,328 boxes of white chalk and 180,000 boxes of coloured chalk;Initiated the construction of 124 Community Day Senior High Schools and completed 50 at the time of handing over;Administered the Skills Development Fund which saw some US$50million worth of grants being awarded to 646 businesses and 93,446 employees/members of trade associations and farmer based groups;Secured funding from the African Development Bank under the Development of Skills for Industry Project (DSIP) which was utilized for the construction of 13 modern and well equipped Technical Institutes ac
July 07, 2020 05:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 7 July 2020Source: GNAParents demand immediate vacation of wards from Accra Girls SHS following coronavirus outbreakplay videoSome of the parents who besieged the schoolParents of final year and second year Gold track students of the Accra Girls Senior High School are demanding an immediate vacation of their wards following the alleged outbreak of COVID-19 in the school. According to the parents, since the news broke, all efforts to get the authorities to confirm or disprove it proved futile. Mr Shaibu Adamu, one of the parents, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said if school authorities had been cooperative to let them know the true situation in the school, parents would not have besieged the school. “All the Assistant Headmistress told us is that parents, your wards are safe. After besieging the entrance of the school premises, the Assistant Headmistress of the School together other authorities addressed the parents.
July 07, 2020 03:56 UTC
Politics of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: Peace FM2020 Elections: Vote transfer is for students and security officers only - ECFile Photo: Vote transfer this year will be for a designated category of peopleThe Electoral Commission (EC) is encouraging every Ghanaian of eligible voting age to register their names at registration centers where they will vote during the general elections. This is because there will be limited opportunities to transfer votes this year. The EC Chairpersons told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that the Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 94 that makes provision for vote transfer has been placed before Parliament for amendment. When amended, the people who will be allowed to transfer their votes are the students and security services. So, the C.I 94 will give some people the opportunity to effect their transfer and this category of people comprises the students and the security services.
July 06, 2020 15:56 UTC
Listen to articleOther than constantly badmouthing progressive and visionary policies rolled out by the Akufo-Addo-led government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Candidate John Dramani Mahama ought to have some shame and promptly apologize for rendering Ghanaian public universities research and teaching deficient (See “University Bill: Mahama Must Seek to Be Educated Before Speaking – NAPO” DailyGuideNetwork.com / Ghanaweb.com 6/17/20). From the little that I read in the recent past about the Public Universities Bill, now the Public Universities Law, I suppose, the latter aims at streamlining and consolidating the way that our taxpayer-underwritten tertiary academies function in order to significantly reduce the chaotic and atomistic manner in which these public brain-trust establishments had operated in the past, which had not redounded to the maximum benefit of the people and the society for whose well-being these tertiary academies were primarily established to serve and advance. Of course, we need to also factor in the steadily rising trajectory of inflation, which was exceptionally high under the previous Mahama regime. In other words, patriotism is the last thing on the minds of political “Ajangudas,” or highway robber-barons like Candidate John Dramani Mahama. *Visit my blog at: KwameOkoampaAhoofeJrBy Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhDEnglish Department, SUNY-NassauGarden City, New YorkJuly 3, 2020E-mail: [email protected]
July 06, 2020 15:54 UTC
Listen to articleIt cannot be gainsaid that parliamentary experience has a significant role to play in the growth and development of Ghana’s democratic culture. Voting out some 40 parliamentary incumbents in the just-ended parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), was very healthy for our national democratic culture. What this means is that unlike the decidedly ossified and, for the most part, effete chieftaincy establishment, a parliamentary seat is by no means a birth right. You see, Dear Reader, parliamentary cultural competence is the least bit among the most significant worries of the Ghanaian citizenry. What Ghanaians are in dire need of, more than anything else, is an equally visionary and competent political alternative to the New Patriotic Party down the road, as and when the electorate begins to get tired of the present ruling party and begins to clamor for a constructive and progressive alternative to the New Patriotic Party, once Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, highly likely the immediate successor to Nana Akufo-Addo, barring any unforeseen circumstances, exit the scene sometime in 2029 or thereabouts.
July 06, 2020 15:54 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Driver reverts to original number of passengers after fuel price incrementplay videoThe driver filled his bus to capacitySome commercial drivers have ‘threatened’ to disregard the social distancing directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo in their commercial buses if their earnest request for an increase in transportation fares have not been addressed. Nana Akufo-Addo gave the social distancing in commercial buses directive on March 27, 2020, during his 4th address to the nation on measures to control the spread of the deadly pandemic. You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot. Watch the video below:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 06, 2020 15:33 UTC
Regional News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDCE's 'lover' on the run after several rape allegationsFile photoA 43-year-old man is currently on the run after sexually abusing five girls at Okaikrom in the Ashanti Region. Frank Boadi who returned from France three years ago owns a hotel in Okaikrom and is alleged to have defiled and raped girls in the community including a 12-year-old girl. Micheal Aniagyei said during their search, the SHS 2 student was found in the hotel room of Frank Boadi. He narrated that when the results came, it turned out that the girl, whose name has been withheld, was 7 weeks pregnant for Frank Boadi. Frank Boadi had taken the lead to report the issue claiming he was abused by the parents of the victim.
July 06, 2020 15:22 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPlaying abroad is every footballer’s target – Hearts midfielder Emmanuel Netteyplay videoAccra Hearts Oak midfielder Emmanuel NetteyAccra Hearts Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has said that the opportunities that come with playing abroad make it irresistible for players on the local scene. Though he is currently focused on Hearts, Nettey says playing abroad is his target. According to him playing abroad does not only enhances your financial status as a player but also enhances your chances of earning a national team call-up. Nettey on the same programme talked up Hearts as the biggest club in the country. We plan but God decides and He says this is the time for me to play for Hearts of Oak”, he said.
July 06, 2020 14:48 UTC
It added: “We must prioritize the lives of the students, after all, how can sick or dead students write exams. Indeed, various statements have been made by several individuals and institutions in our society over the motivation to continue to have Senior High schools and Junior High schools opened albeit final year students. Reports emerging are that some students of the Accra Girls Senior High School, have contracted the virus and have been taken into isolation. Some of these school children, report to school through the use of commercial vehicles, which increases their risk of infections. We must prioritize the lives of the students, after all, how can sick or dead students write exams.
July 06, 2020 14:26 UTC
Business News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus halves mortgage, housing deals by 50% - Housing ExpertFile photoA representative of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), has revealed that 50 percent of potential mortgage and housing deals have come to a halt as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the adverse impact of the pandemic, has led to an operational capacity of 30 percent for real estate and house developers. However, a housing expert, Foster Osae-Akonnor told GhanaWeb the demand for housing and mortgages in general has since dwindled across the country. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the development of the real estate has affected both domestic and non-resident mortgage clients with an imminent effect of creditworthiness on real estate companies and individuals. Meanwhile, Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea recently announced due to the shortcomings of the existing Rent Act, 1963 (ACT 220), which does not significantly address current challenges of rental housing in Ghana, a new Rent Bill (Rent Bill, 2020) has been prepared and presented to cabinet for approval.
July 06, 2020 12:55 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPeople & Places: Hidden truths about the settlement of the Akuapem peopleplay videoThe Kronti Osafohene, sharing the history of the Akuapem people with GhanaWebLocated on the Eastern part of Ghana, they are noted for their hospitality and homeliness. The Akuapems, like other tribes, have a unique story behind their existence and heritage. Today, they have 17 traditional towns, divided into 5 divisions, with 5 sub-chiefs and overlords from the Akyem line; the Okuapehene. In the first episode of this edition of People and Places, we learn all about the origin, leadership, settlements, and clan systems of the Akuapems. Below is the full video:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 06, 2020 12:45 UTC