General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBOST closes down its head office after 36 staff test positive for coronavirusAbout 36 employees have been reported to have contracted the virusThe Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has on Monday, July 6, 2020, shut down its head office located at Dzorwulu after numerous staff tested positive for coronavirus. The coronavirus cases were detected after the company embarked on a mass testing of staff. “This has become necessary due to a mass testing of staff carried out by the company at the head office in the wake of a staff of the IT department testing positive for the virus. After the mass testing, a number of the staff tested positive and arrangements are being made for their treatment,” the statement added. GhanaWeb sources reveal that about 36 staff have contracted the deadly Coronavirus.
July 06, 2020 12:19 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWhy Nana Yaw Amponsah lost out on Kotoko CEO jobKotoko's board has opted against Nana Yaw AmponsahAs reported elsewhere, Nana Yaw Amponsah’s move to Kotoko as the club’s Chief Executive Officer is off. The decision by the new Kotoko board to not engage his service is not because he failed to convince them he is the right man to lead the club. On the contrary, Nana Yaw Amponsah impressed the club’s board greatly with his vast knowledge of football. Sources close to Kotoko tell GhanaWeb that Nana Yaw exhibited great knowledge and understanding of Kotoko’s traditional status and how that can be merged with modern administrative trends to develop a world-class brand. Despite passing the interview with flying colors, GhanaWeb understands the reason behind the board’s decision not to appoint Nana Yaw Amponsah is he failed the last test.
July 06, 2020 12:11 UTC
Politics of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comToday in history: NDC tried to trap me with drugs and fine girls – Franklin CudjoeIMANI Africa President, Franklin CudjoeIn 2018, the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe accused the National Democratic Congress of trapping him with beautiful ladies and drugs in an attempt to prevent him from doing what’s right. According to him, the policy think thank, IMANI Africa has over the years been a thorn in the flesh of the opposition party, especially with their watchdog role in society. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands accused of using drugs and fine girls to trap civil society group leaders who were a torn in their flesh. IMANI Africa has been a troublesome ‘watchdog’ for successive governments in Africa and Ghana over the past 14 years of its existence. Franklin Cudjoe wrote:“It must be clear now that after 14 years of intellectual power-fired activism, IMANI doesn’t clamour for respect and prestige.
July 06, 2020 11:48 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: Daily Guide NetworkGhana, China mark 60th anniversary of diplomatic relationsForeign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor BotchweyGhana and China are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. Sunday, July 5, marked exactly 60 years of the establishment of bilateral relations between the two countries. Similarly, trade relations between our two countries have seen a remarkable increase, resulting in China being the largest trading partner of Ghana whilst Ghana is the 7th largest trading partner of China in Africa. “?Your Excellency, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries comes at a time when the world is confronted with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, which has ravaged economies and brought the world to a standstill. Let me take this opportunity to thank China for the invaluable support and supply of medical items to Ghana during these challenging times.
July 06, 2020 10:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: angelonline.com.ghRawlings brands Kufuor a 'terrorist' in latest attackFile photo of Jerry John Rawlings and John KufuorFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has launched yet another scathing attack on the man who succeeded him in office, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor, calling him a terrorist. He also accused former President Kufuor of presiding over corruption and blamed him for some “killings” which took place under Kufuor’s eight-year term in office. Mr Rawlings had been asked by the host, Kwaku Sekyi Addo, about his feelings when he handed over power in January 2001 after over 19 years at the helm of affairs, as Ghana’s longest-serving leader. Former President Rawlings briefly talked about why he fell out with President Dr. Hilla Limann, whom he ousted in a coup in 1979. “Liman almost eliminated me…I had no choice but to step in,” Mr. Rawlings asserted.
July 06, 2020 10:51 UTC
Entertainment of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFLASHBACK: Castro is missingCastro died on July 6, 2014It’s exactly 6 years since popular Ghanaian highlife artiste, Castro born Theophilus Tagoe went missing. Castro was reported to have gone missing on July 6, 2014 after his ski boat capsized while cruising on the Volta Lake with his girlfriend. Read the story orginally published in 2014 by www.ghanaweb.com belowReports reaching GhanaWeb Entertainment Desk indicate that popular Hiplife artist, Theophilus Tagoe, aka CASTRO is dead. As Castro attempted to rescue the lady, the ski boat left them in the water, according to the reports. Just like his current album, “Sradinam” in no time became one of the favourite hits for many Ghanaians.
July 06, 2020 09:56 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: Peace FMAkufo-Addo has failed to make people realize coronavirus is real - LPG ChairmanPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoGreater Accra Regional Chairman of the opposition Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Horace Grant is blaming the Akufo-Addo Government for failing to let the general public see the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana. “This has made room for unnecessary speculations that the disease is not real but mere propaganda. It is so unfortunate that people are downplaying the reality of the disease and have blatantly ignored the Covid-19 safety protocols. However, the inability of the government to convince the people that Covid-19 is real is militating against our collective fight against the disease”. “The lack of fear for new coronavirus by the citizenry is evident in how social distance and personal safety protocols are grossly disregarded in the ongoing voter registration exercise”.
July 06, 2020 09:11 UTC
Health News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: kingdomfmonline.comDon’t fight coronavirus alone, tackle high rise of malaria - First LadyFirst Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-AddoFirst Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said a total of 1,001,070 malaria cases was recorded between January and March 2020 in the country, she said health practitioners should not focus only on COVID-19 but also malaria since it is taking many lives. "Current focus on COVID-19 should not distract Ghanaians from the fight against malaria," she said. First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, noted that available statistics from the Ghana Health Service revealed that the country recorded a total of 54 malaria deaths between January and March this year. Also, a total of 1,001,070 malaria cases were recorded between January and March 2020 in the country. Out of the 1,001,070 malaria cases, 28,764 were pregnant women and 21,201, children under age five.
July 06, 2020 08:15 UTC
Business News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comImplement a fuel subsidy scheme for commercial vehicle drivers – COPEC to govtExecutive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan AmoahThe plight of commercial vehicle drivers continues to worsen in this COVID-19 era as fuel prices have shot up from GH¢4.65 per litre to GH¢4.820 per litre at various pumps, representing some 3.8 per cent. Speaking on this issue with GhanaWeb, the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah has advised the government to give an incentive package to commercial vehicle drivers to alleviate their burden while adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols. "COPEC also recommends that a compensation scheme can be instituted by the government as a way of easing the cost burden on the drivers. In this scheme, commercial drivers can be given handouts in the form of coupons which can be used to purchase a few litres of fuel. With this, commercial drivers will be taking some form of compensation in exchange of maintaining social distancing in their vehicles and maintaining fares at a constant for the time being".
July 06, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comKweku Baako lied before the National Reconciliation Commission – Rawlingsplay videoKweku Baako and JJ RawlingsFormer President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings says his ‘distant friend’ Kweku Baako Jr. misinformed the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) about one of the coup plotters who wanted to overthrow his regime. The National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) was set up by the erstwhile Kufuor administration to reconcile the country over some of the ills meted out to citizens by military regimes, especially. “Nobody did any such thing and professional soldiers don’t do things like that actually,” Mr Rawlings told Asaase Radio’s Kwaku Sakyi-Addo. “I think he [Ben Ephson] knew this kind of makeup wasn’t good enough…just to poison the atmosphere against us,” Rawlings explained.
July 06, 2020 06:56 UTC
Business News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: B&FT OnlineHealth Ministry calms pharma industry’s nerves over GH¢300m debtFile photo: Ministry of Health GhanaThe Ministry of Health has made a last-minute step to stop the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana (PMAG) and the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana (CPG) from halting their supply of drugs to health care facilities funded by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). We also thank you for your patience and commitment to do business with our Health Service Providers. Meanwhile, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in a statement last month said that it has so far paid a total of GH¢686million to health service providers as claims under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) this year. The payments, according to the NHIA statement, were effected between January 1 and June 18, 2020 to both public and private service providers, as well as quasi-government service providers and mission health facilities. Mission health facilities (CHAG) have received GH¢112million representing 16.4 percent, while quasi-government service providers got GH¢13million representing 1.9 percent of total payments made to date.
July 06, 2020 06:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comKweku Baako, Kwesi Pratt, Akoto Ampaw, others were jailed to contain a situation – Rawlingsplay videoKwesi Pratt Jr and Kweku Baako Jr during the 25th anniversary of 'Kumepreko' demoJerry John Rawlings has justified the inhumane torture meted out to Kweku Baako, Kwesi Pratt, Akoto Ampaw, Mawuli Goka, and their ilk, being jailing without trial. They don’t seem to recognize saying this or that could provoke a situation and we’ll be starting all over again. So sometimes, I had to do what I had to do in order to contain and preempt that kind of situation,” Mr Rawlings said to Kwaku Sakyi-Addo on Asaase Radio. Rawlings explained that if Kweku Baako Jr., Kwesi Pratt Jr. Akoto Ampaw and the rest think they were intellectuals, the soldiers too had their guns which they did want to use. Rawlings averred that Kweku Baako, Kwesi Pratt, Akoto Ampaw and others did not recognize what was on the ground; that the atmosphere was ripe to take away, to democratize…they let it pass.
July 06, 2020 06:00 UTC
Politics of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaians didn’t want multiparty democracy – Rawlingsplay videoFormer President JJ RawlingsFlt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has stated that Ghanaians did not like the transition from his military regime to multiparty democracy. It was a beautiful time.”When Sakyi-Addo asked whether he wanted multiparty democracy; he said that he didn’t want it as a president and still didn’t want it even now as a former popularly elected president. “Look at what it does; the division, animosity, etc., our people take advantage of whatever.”Rawlings argued that the military regime didn’t make him dictatorial because by his nature, he is a very “consultative person”. I didn’t chair PNDC meetings because I didn’t want my colleagues to feel, I’m being obstructive.
July 06, 2020 05:03 UTC
Politics of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRawlings reveals difficulty in ruling Ghana for 20 yearsplay videoFormer President JJ RawlingsFormer President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings says it was not easy ruling Ghana for 20 years. And we had no choice but to get involved with the people and that was tiring,” Rawlings narrated to Kwaku Sakyi-Addo on Asaase Radio’s Sunday Night programme. “However, there are those who lead using the medium of fear; the fear factor. “But knowing very well that my intervention drove away a lot of that fear factor, there was nothing you could do.
July 06, 2020 03:11 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetPerformance of Ghanaian Players Abroad: Andre Ayew bags 16th goal of the seasonSwansea City attacker Andre AyewEuropean football specialist brings to you a comprehensive report on how Ghanaian players performed abroad in their respective leagues as football restarts amid the coronavirus pandemic. ENGLANDIn Premier League, Jordan Ayew played the full throttle for Crystal Palace in their 3-0 defeat to Leicester CityIn the Championship, Andre Ayew scored to help Swansea City pick an important win over Sheffield Wednesday. ITALYIn the Serie A, Alfred Duncan lasted the entire duration for Fiorentina in their 2-1 win over ParmaKwadwo Asamoah played no part in Inter Milan’s 2-1 defeat to BolognaEmmanuel Agyeman-Badu played 33 minutes for Hellas Verona in their 2-0 defeat to Brescia. Majeed Ashimeru played no part in the game for SalzburgWinfred Amoah featured for Sturm Graz in their 4-1 defeat to HartbergSeth Paintsil made a brief appearance for Admira as they picked a point against TirolBELARUSFrancis Narh saw 60 minutes of action for Slavia Mozyr in their 3-1 win over SlutskDennis Tetteh played no part in the game for Slavia MozyrCZECH REPUBLICBenjamin Tetteh climbed off the bench to play 15 minutes for Sparta Prague as they won 3-0 against JablonecDENMARKIn the Danish Super League, Kudus Mohammed, Isaac Atanga, Ibrahim Sadiq, all featured in Norsdjaelland’s 1-0 defeat to Midtjylland at homeDauda Mohammed saw 64 minutes of action for Esbjerg in their 2-1 defeat to HorsensEmmanuel Afriyie Sabbi scored for Hobro in the 3-2 home defeat to Randers FC in the Danish Superliga on Sunday. In the First Division, Emmanuel Toku featured for F.Amager in their 1-0 win over VendsysselISREALIn the Ligat Ha’al, Emmanuel Boateng played the full throttle for Hapoel Tel Aviv As they were thrashed by Beitar JerusalemMontari Kamaheni lasted 90 minutes for Ashdod in their 5-2 win over NetanyaGershon Koffie played 28 minutes for Hapoel Kfar Saba as they lost by a lone goal to Nes TzionaSLOVAKIAOsman Bukari lasted the entire duration for Trencin in their 3-2 win over SeredEdmund Addo featured for Senica as they were held at home by Z.MoravceSWEDENEbenezer Ofori featured for AIK as they were held at home by FalkenbergsEnock Adu played no part in the game for AIKSWITZERLANDLawrence Ati-Zigi featured for St.Gallen in their 2-1 win over SionTURKEYCaleb Ekuban played 85 minutes for Trabzonspor as they defeated Galatasaray 3-1Afriyie Acquah lasted the entire duration for Yeni Malatyaspor as they drew against GenclerbirligiRahman Chibsah and Aziz Tetteh played no part Gaziantep game against DenizlisporIsaac Cofie lasted the entire duration for Sivasspor as they drew against KasimpasaSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 06, 2020 01:07 UTC