Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNew law to standardize measurements, determine inflation figures before cabinet – GSSProf. Samuel Kobina Annim, Government StatisticianThe Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), has disclosed that a new law to standardize weights, measurements and determine accuracy in inflation figures is currently before cabinet. According to the Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Annim, the law which is awaiting approval for passage will help in determining accurately the rate of inflation and should also make inflation figures reflect market conditions. Prof. Annim noted that the current law, rather makes it difficult to determine the relative increase in prices of goods especially when there is the bumper harvest which makes the GSS rely on the discretion of sellers to determine inflation figures. Our sellers are not privy as to how variations in these weights inform the pricing,” Prof. Samuel Annim told Citi Business News. Professor Annim says he believes that a common weighing mechanism should benefit farmers, sellers as well as consumers.
February 20, 2020 10:30 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSOTN2020: Sniffer dog engaged during security checks in Parliamentplay videoThe dog being led by a security personnelSecurity is tight! As part of security measures, a sniffer-dog; a dog usually trained to use its senses to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood etc. was engaged in the inner chamber, for checks. In addition, several personnel from the various security services in the country have been deployed at various points in parliament to ensure law and order. Meanwhile, all is set for the hearing of the fourth State of the Nation Address of the President of the Fourth Republic; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Entertainment of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI took Harry Laud to Police Headquarters for payment of my money -Vicky ZugahVicky ZugahGhanaian actress Vicky Zugah has shared her painful experience with a producer on the ongoing conversation about movie producers refusing to pay their actors. According to her, she was forced to drag movie producer Harry Laud to Police Headquarters just to retrieve her money. Miss Zugah was reacting to Socrate Safo’s assertion that movie producers take advantage of the actors' desperation to be in the movies they produce, the reason why they don’t get paid. BackgroundVeteran actor Kofi Ajorlolo opened the Pandora box when he complained bitterly about how seven producers in the movie industry owed him money for work he had done for them. After this revelation, many actors and actresses came out to tell their own stories of how producers had taken advantage of them and refused to pay them for work done.
Politics of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: peacefmonline.comSOTN2020: 'Our black attire will reflect the true state of Ghanaians' - MinoritySome minority members in parliamentThe President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is set to deliver his State of the Nation Address in Parliament. The SOTN is normally characterized by antics by both the Majority and Minority will also experience same today. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah explained that "members of the minority will all be in a black attire", adding that this "represents and reflects the true state of the people of Ghana." The President’s address is expected to be heavy on the economy, and how the government intends to ensure its growth to help citizens. Sectors such as education, agriculture, health and the economy in general, are also expected to feature prominently.
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comKotoko to play home games at Adako JachieExecutive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwame KyeiExecutive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwame Kyei has revealed that the club wants to honor its home league matches at their Adako Jachie facility. There had been initial suggestions that the club was considering venues like the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, the Obuasi Len Clay stadium, Sunyani Coronation Park et al. But the confirmation has now come from the club’s executive chairman, who remains optimistic they can fast-track work at Adako Jachie so they adopt it as a new home venue. “We are working around the clock to get the facility ready so we can use it for league matches, but the entire project will take time, it could go for 6 months” he concluded. It remains to be seen if they can get the Adako Jachie facility approved by the Ghana FA’s club licensing board.
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General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSefa Kayi berates NPP supporters over Mampong clashKwame Sefa KayiAce radio presenter with Peace FM Kwame Sefa Kayi has described as ‘stupid’ the violent conduct of some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mampong in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Sefa Kayi on Thursday could not fathom why the supporters would be rowdy in their quest to show their unflinching support to politicians. Several supporters of the NPP at Mampong have been injured in an internal violent clash. The situation created confusion among the supporters of the two aspiring candidates, causing them to clash in a free-for-all fight at the party’s constituency office Wednesday afternoon. Others were captured heckling each other just in front of the party office which is located on a first floor of a building.
February 20, 2020 07:52 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comProducer Price Inflation up 0.3% to 13.3% for industriesThe PPI for December 2019 was, however, 13%The Producer Price Inflation for all industries hit 13.3% in January 2020. This was a result of the mining and quarrying sub-sector, which witnessed a significant increase in inflation. According to figures from the Ghana Statistical Service, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year PPI rate of 32.2%, followed by the utility sub-sector with a 12.6% rate. The Manufacturing sub-sector recorded the least year-on-year PPI rate of 9.6%With respect to the monthly changes, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest inflation rate of 3.4%. The utility sub-sector recorded the lowest inflation rate of -0.1%
February 20, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: mynewsgh.comMASLOC Boss exposed on live TV over Kofi Adda’s military helicopter brouhahaCEO of MASLOC, Stephen AmoahMr Stephen Amoah the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) who was a panelist on TV3’s New Day Programme on Wednesday February 19, 2020 was forced to beat a retreat after categorically stating that no aspirant had used a helicopter as a means of transport to file their nomination. His categorical statement was in rebuttal to a claim by Member of Parliament(MP) for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, that Joseph Kofi Adda(MP for Navrongo Central) had gone to Navrongo with a military helicopter to file his nomination ahead of the parliamentary primaries of the party in April. Mr Amoah had declared: “None of the aspirants in NPP has submitted his or her form with helicopter or by helicopter. It’s a big lie.”He then wondered why Alhassan Suhuyini, if he is a true a Muslim, will create such a lie about an aspirant in the NPP parliamentary race. A vindicated Alhassan Suhuyini then condemned the fanaticism of Mr Amoah, advising him to desist from comments on people’s faith and politics.
February 20, 2020 06:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTrade Fair demolition: McDan is distorting facts – Raymond ArcherDaniel McKorleyRaymond Archer, CEO of UNIPACK/Colour Planet Limited, has indicated that Daniel McKorley, the CEO of McDan Group of Companies and Board Chairman of Ghana Trade Fair Authority, is just moving from one media house to another just to distort facts regarding how he [Raymond Archer] got a land at the Trade Fair site to build his factory. “In respect of the Warehouse, the construction of the warehouse delayed from 2014 to 2017 because Trade Fair still had containers on the site. The containers were not removed by Trade Fair until 2017,” he added. He noted that “In 2017/18, when the new CEO, Dr. Agnes Adu took office, she demanded that Colour Planet pays back rent on the land. Colour Planet explained to her that we have been unable to take possession of the plot allocated to us in 2014 because of containers belonging to one of Trade Fair’s previous tenants.
February 20, 2020 05:48 UTC
Shatta Wale described the order as vexatious, unwarranted and one that offers undue advantage to their foreign counterparts. ‘Small time dem go ban alcohol for parties and then after they will ban water too then we wil drink urine and our sweat!!!! !’ Shatta Wale posted. Poor industry poor mentality!” his tweet read. Poor industry poor mentality !!!!!
February 20, 2020 05:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: 3news.comSeveral NPP supporters injured in violent clash at MampongIt was a free-for-all fight between supporters of the two candidatesSeveral supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mampong in the Ashanti Region have been injured in an internal violent clash. The situation created confusion among the supporters of the two aspiring candidates, causing them to clash in a free-for-all fight at the party’s constituency office Wednesday afternoon. Others were captured heckling each other just in front of the party office which is located on a first floor of a building. Tomorrow, if he fails to receive the nomination forms I could rush to Kumasi and he the regional chairman is ready to receive the nomination forms,” he said. Mr Addai-Nimo demanded that the constituency election committee lives up to expectations “because there is responsibility on them”.
February 20, 2020 03:33 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAExclusive constitutional responsibility to compile register rests with EC - Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the exclusive constitutional responsibility of the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile the electoral voter register has not changed since 1992. President Akufo-Addo was addressing delegates of the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy (TESCON), the tertiary youth wing of the NPP, in Ho to mark the 20th Anniversary celebration of the group. Mr Samuel Awuku, the National Organiser of NPP said the impending elections in December was about the contest of hope and hopelessness. He urged TESCON to strategically and psychologically position themselves to send the success stories of the Party to the informal sector, ghettos and debunk propaganda against the Party. Mr Samuel Annobil Baidoo, National TESCON Coordinator commended the founding fathers of the youth wing pledging the active role of the group for the 2020 elections.
February 20, 2020 00:22 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: ghanaguardian.comAtanga and Kudus on target for Nordsjaelland in Danish SuperligaGhanaian duo Isaac Atanga and Mohammed Kudus scored in Nordsjaelland’s 6-0 win. Ghanaian duo Isaac Atanga and Mohammed Kudus scored in Nordsjaelland’s 6-0 thrashing of AC Horsens in the Danish Superliga. Isaac Atanga opened the scoring for Nordsjaelland on the 10th minute with Mohammed Kudus getting the fourth on the 64th minute on the night at the Right to Dream Park. The duo both 19, joined Nordsjaelland from Ghana based Soccer Academy, Right to Dream which is a subsidiary of the Danish side. Atanga played full time with Kudus enjoying 72 minutes of actionAtanga a winger alongside forward, Kudus have been in great form since joining the side in 2018.
February 19, 2020 22:07 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGreater Accra Regional fishers deliberate on ending SaikoSaiko dialogueA Greater Accra Regional Dialogue on ending Saiko in Ghana was held in Accra on Wednesday with a resolve of the stakeholders to support state regulators on ending Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing practices. Saiko catches are said to always contain juvenile fish that are landed by Saiko canoes, with severe implications for Ghana’s artisanal fishing sector, known to be critical to food security. However, Saiko is prohibited under international and Ghana’s Fisheries laws, attracting a fine between I000 dollars and two million dollars respectively. Nana Solomon said all the members of the National Fishers Association of Ghana and the Ghana Trawlers Association (GTA) were ready to support the national regulators to apply the law for the proper management of the sector. This would help safeguard the livelihoods of the about 10 per cent of the population that engage in fishing and related activities.
February 19, 2020 20:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNASecessionist agenda could escalate - NDC warns21 people receiving military training from a secessionists group were evacuatedThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region is calling for stakeholder engagements to stem secessionists agenda in the Region. We are confronted with a situation where the issue appears to be rather escalating at an alarmingly unprecedented rate. Mr Ametefe therefore called on the Volta Regional Minister, being the political head of the Region to, as a matter of urgency, commission a stakeholder engagement to arrest the matter before it went out of hand. He also called on traditional authorities in the Region and the head of the chieftaincy institution in the country to rise up against any secessionist agenda and protect the youth from falling prey to such groupings. “Volta Region has always been a land that has valued her traditional authorities.
February 19, 2020 20:37 UTC