Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNA‘WAITEX 2020 will push government’s 1D1F agenda’George Pearson, Regional Director of West Africa Afrocet MontgomeryThe West African Industrial Trade Exhibition (WAITEX 2020) will push government’s One District One Factory (1D1F) agenda, Mr George Pearson, Regional Director of West Africa Afrocet Montgomery, said on Wednesday. The WAITEX 2020 is a trade expo of mining, industrial, automation, packaging and occupational health and safety equipment scheduled for April 21 to 23 at the Trade Fair Grounds in Accra, being organised by Afrocet Montgomery, an events management company. That would be a testimony of Ghana as the go-to destination for high performing investment on the Continent, she said. She invited companies in the mining, light and heavy industry, automation, packaging and occupational health and safety sectors to take advantage and exhibit their products. Mr Dominic Oduro-Antwi, the President of the Ghana Indian Trade Association Chamber, said the fair would encourage and deepen trade networking amongst participants.
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Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGPL Week 11: Ashantigold go top, Karela and Hearts share pointsAshantigold SCThe match-day 11 of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) produced some interesting results across various league centres. Ashantigold SC went top of the league after they defeated Dreams FC by a goal courtesy Abdulai Ibrahim, who struck late in the game. Karela United were held at home by resurgent Hearts of Oak while Elmina Sharks recorded a 1-0 victory against struggling Ebusua Dwarfs. Medeama SC delivered a superb away performance as they defeated Inter Allies 2-1 while Eleven Wonders and WAFA played a 1-1 draw at the Techiman Park. The match day 11 would continue on Thursday with Great Olympics, host Berekum Chelsea, Bechem United would face Liberty Professionals while King Faisal take on Legon Cities.
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Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGhana to participate in footballnet programme – Mr. DiackAlassane DiackMr. Alassane Diack, the OlympAfrica Executive Director, has said young Ghanaian football players will have the opportunity to take part in the next Footballnet (7-a-side) football competition, following their re-admission into the OlympaAfrica Project. Speaking at the press briefing on his visit at the Olympic House at Ridge in Accra, he commended the current president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah for working hard over the past two and a half years for his efforts to make the dream a reality. Mr. Diack noted that the OlympAfrica projects, were for the development of talents and to mould respectful and disciplined citizens. “It’s a shame that there is no OlympAfrica Centre in Ghana” he stressed, but with the dynamic leadership of Ben Nunoo Mensah, things would be better. He announced that it was sad Ghana, had never benefited like other 51 African countries.
February 19, 2020 19:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAOfosu-Ampofo’s trial: Court refuses to stay proceedingsSamuel Ofosu-AmpofoAn Accra High Court on Wednesday refused an application to stay proceedings in the on-going trial of Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Anthony Kwaku Boahen pending an application against court’s adoption of the statement of the first Prosecution Witness (PW1). The court has therefore asked the Prosecution to produce its next witness to testify, meanwhile, it has adjourned the trial to the 27 day of February, 2020. Justice Asiedu advised that fair and expeditious trial was key to criminal trials and asked that adjournments must be done only when necessary. Mr Tony Lithur, counsel for Mr Ofosu-Ampofo had told the Court that the trial could only proceed if the automatic seven days pending the appeal to quash the admission of the witness statement by the Court had elapsed. Mr Sampong said, if there was any objection, it should have been done during the CMC stage so therefore applicant has no right to object to the witness’ statement now.
February 19, 2020 19:07 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNANPA launches Phase II of Petroleum Product Marking SchemeSenyo Hosi, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil DistributorsThe National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Wednesday launched the Phase II of the Petroleum Product Marking Scheme (PPMS), aimed at further reducing product adulteration and illicit fuel trade. Therefore, the PPMS II, launched on the theme: “Quality fuels, value for money”, is also, to help address revenue leakages associated with the sale and smuggling of petroleum products. Also, the reputation of the fuel retail outlet where the purchase is made is also tarnished. He explained that the Phase II of the PPMS was anchored on technological advancements in the markers as well as the detection proprietary equipment. “This is achieved by testing samples of petroleum products on a monthly basis at approximately 75 per cent of retail outlets and bulk consumers across the country.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: happyghana.comTamimu Issah resigns as GFA Communications DirectorTamimu IssahThe Acting Ghana Football Association Communication Director, Tamimu Issah has resigned from his post. Tamimu in a post on his wall announced, he had resigned from the post with immediate effect. “I have just tendered in my letter of resignation to the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association via email”. “It has been 14 amazing years of committed service to the Ghana Football Association. Always give thanks to Allah in every situation in life”, the post stated.
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General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNCA had no business shutting down Radio Tongu on basis of content – MFWAExecutive Director of MFWA, Sulemana BraimahThe Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has expressed concerns about the shutdown of Volta region-based radio station, Radio Tongu by the National Communications Authority (NCA). It is, therefore, curious why the NCA will cite among reasons for a shutdown of a radio station, complaints by people about how the station is managed. The National Communications Authority justified the shutdown of Radio Tongu citing the radio station’s support of a secessionist group in early February. The Chairman / Manager of Tongu Radio failed to attend the said meeting. They maintained that it was the duty of the National Media Commission (NMC) to carry out that mandate.
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General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comMinority slams government for re-awarding Terminal 1 contract to McDanNorth Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto AblakwaThe Minority in Parliament has criticised the Akufo-Addo administration for re-awarding the management of the Terminal 1 transit contract at the Kotoka International Airport to McDan Shipping Company Limited. But now, he claimed, the government of Ghana has given a 15-year contract to McDan to deal directly with the US counterpart. This, the opposition lawmaker said, was wrong because of the security implications in transporting goods from abroad through KIA. He said on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 that: “A private company has now signed a 15-year agreement with the government to take over Terminal One and then that private company, McDan, goes to engage the Americans”. “Now, the US Military has signed an agreement with a private entity.
February 19, 2020 16:52 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWAITEX forum to boost manufacturing, mining and packaging sectorplay videoGeorge Pearson, Regional Director-West Africa, Montgomery GroupThe 2020 West African Industrial and Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) has been launched in Accra with a key focus to boost the manufacturing, mining and packaging sectors of Ghana. “These include the manufacturing, mining, and packaging sector. Pearson adds that Ghana’s mining sector has been a vital export industry is now bouncing back after a few years of difficulty. Victoria Akosua Cobbah, a Principal Investment Promotion Officer at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) lauded the organisers of the exhibition, the Montgomery Group for selecting Ghana as the go-to destination to the exhibition. Akosua Cobbah urged Ghanaian companies doing business in the mining, manufacturing and packaging sectors to leverage on the trade and investment opportunities the exhibition offers and sign up as exhibitors in order to fully partner with international companies coming in.
February 19, 2020 16:51 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAlfred Kumi files to contest Adentan NPP primaryAlfred Kumi presenting his forms at the constituency office of the partyChief Executive Officer of Vision Lob, Alfred Kumi, has filed his nomination to contest in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Adentan Constituency. Alfred Kumi who commands a lot of youth support in the party and the constituency says he is looking forward to lead the constituency as Member of Parliament in order to help fix major developmental issues in the constituency. “Having lived in the Adentan Constituency since 2001, I have always thought of what I can do to make Adentan a great place. Describing himself as having “the can do spirit” Alfred Kumi has called for the support of the youth, the party and people of Adentan Constituency to support him gain the nod of the party and subsequently the Adentan people to represent them in the legislative house of parliament. The party, will on the same day, elect a presidential candidate for the December presidential election.
February 19, 2020 16:41 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCall 'wild' Nana B to order if you have any virtue left – NDC Youth to NPP EldersNana BThe Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the rank and file of the ruling New Patriotic Party to bring to order one of their own; Henry Nana Boakye AKA Nana B, over comments he made about former President John Dramani Mahama. The comments seem to have struck the wrong nerves as the youth wing has responded, with rather stern warnings. They described Nana B’s actions as attempts to slight the Former President at any given chance. It is therefore surprising for a whole National Youth Organizer of the NPP to miss this sound counsel and go to town with his own interpretation of what President John Mahama said. If the NPP has any virtue left in them, their elders will call him to order.”They also cautioned that the NPP desists its politics of insults or they (the NDC youth wing) will face them boot for boot.
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Sports News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBizarre: Kotoko, Aduana play match with 10 players because of jujuKotoko played the first half with 10 playersIn what is turning out to be the most bizarre story of this season’s Ghana Premier League, title chasers Aduana Stars and Kumasi Asante Kotoko played an entire first half with ten players each. On the team sheet of the two teams were 22 players but strangely only twenty players participated in the first half. The very unusual situation was not because the referee dished our red card to the two players or they sustained injuries but because of superstition. Report I got from Dormaa on why the two teams are playing with 10 men eachAduana's Farouk Adams is sitting on touchline. Kotoko's Martin Antwi also sittingBoth looking out for the other to enter the pitch first30 mins & non is ready to enter.
February 19, 2020 16:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAnas’ exposé severely damaged image of Ghana's Judiciary – JudgeAnas Aremeyaw Anas, undercover journalistThe acting director in charge of the Public Complaints Unit of the Judicial Service says Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé on the service in 2015 has injured its image. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, appeals court judge, Justice Angelina Mornah Domakyaareh, said measures have been put in place to tackle corruption within the judiciary service. In 2015 Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye team implicated 34 judges and magistrates in its undercover investigations meant to expose corruption in Ghana’s legal system. “In fact, the Anas’ incident is known worldwide, and it dented seriously the image of the judiciary,” Justice Domakyaareh revealed on the show Wednesday. This, she believes, is enough proof that the recruitment process for judges has now become very vigorous.
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Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: peacefmonline.com'Nothing will happen' - Allotey Jacobs reacts to NDC's 'threat of violence'play videoNDC Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs"Nothing will happen,” says Social Commentator and former NDC Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs in response to reports of 'war drum' being beaten by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). The opposition NDC says the Electoral Commission’s insistence on compiling a new voters register is a recipe for disaster. Former President John Dramani Mahama, says the Electoral Commission “should tread cautiously. Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, the former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said, “In every election year there’s always insinuation and innuendos. It’s been part of our politics; nothing will happen period .
February 19, 2020 16:07 UTC
Press Review of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: Business & Financial TimesB&FT: Land sector problems inhibit housing developmentFile PhotoThe Ghana Real Estate Developer Association (GREDA) held its annual CEO’s Breakfast Meeting Exhibition this week in Accra, and urged members to construct homes for low-income earners as well. President of GREDA, Patrick Ebo Bonful, cautioned members to change their modus operandi and reach out to – and middle-level income earners, otherwise real estate developers will find it difficult to stay in business. 1241; and the creation of government land banks – an innovative one-stop solution and cost effective way of creating litigation–free land banks across the length and breadth of Ghana. Honestly, we couldn’t agree with real estate developers more, since the land sector is filled with problems that fuel litigation. These issues need to be addressed if the housing deficit is to be bridged adequately.
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