General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: classfmonline.com'Nothing wrong' with 94 NDC MPs' endorsement of Mahama – NketiaAsiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDCGeneral Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said he finds nothing wrong with the endorsement of former President John Mahama by 94 Minority MPs vis-à-vis the party’s race to elect a flag bearer for the 2020 polls. “I heard about a group of MPs declaring their support for President Mahama. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, according to the advice we have issued. “What will be offensive to us will be for somebody, maybe the leadership of the caucus, to come out to say that: ‘The NDC caucus in parliament supports Joshua Alabi or Sylvester Mensah or John Mahama’”, Mr Nketia told Accra-based GHOne in an interview. The party recently set 7 December 2018 for its presidential primaries.
August 05, 2018 13:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: 3news.com2016 campaign was expensive - Ade Coker admits, backs moderation callAde Coker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of NDCThe Greater Accra chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Ade Coker has backed calls on persons seeking positions in the party, especially the flagbearers, to run a low key campaign in the build up to the 2020 elections. He conceded that in 2012 and 2016, the NDC had an “expensive campaign”, but noted that the advice for a moderate campaign was not because the party is in opposition. Mr. Ade Coker maintained that the level of hardship in the country, where people are unable to afford three square meal a day, he said, it was prudent for the party to avoid showing opulence all over. Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise morning show, Mr. Coker remarked: “I’m campaigning but you will hardly see my posters around”. Alabi amongst all the contestants will emerge as the winner,” he predicted.
August 05, 2018 12:11 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: GHANAsoccernet.comMichael Essien invited for opening ceremony of FIFA U-20 Women's World CupThe former Black Stars midfielder received an official invitation from FIFAFormer Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien will be present at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France on Sunday, after receiving an invite from an official of football's World governing body. The ex-Olympique Lyonnais midfield dynamo will be returning to the country where he started his European football career but this time as one of the several high profiles personalities to grace the opening ceremony of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Essien, together with French female international Laura Georges as well as ex-France female star Brigitte Henriques were handed invitations by FIFA to grace the opening ceremony. Ghana will take on France in the opening game of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. The 35-year-old has an outstanding football career in France for Bastia and Olympique Lyonnais before moving to England to play for Chelsea.
August 05, 2018 11:48 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: mynewsgh.comTechnical Services Manager of AngloGold dies in gory accidentThe mangled vehicle of Mr Osei Boakye after the accidentNews reaching MyNewsGh.com reveal that the Technical Services Manager of AngloGold, Obuasi, Mr. Kwabena Osei Boakye has died in a gory accident. The incident according to close sources, happened on Saturday night while he was driving through the Obuasi-Fomena road. It is gathered that a trailer carrying iron beams lost control and drove into his lane to crush his vehicle. The body has since been deposited at a health facility in the area pending autopsy. Mr. Kwabena Osei Boakye is a former student of University of Mines and Technology (UMaT)Before travelling back to Ghana to settle, he worked with Barrick Gold and Newmont Gold in Nevada, USA
August 05, 2018 11:03 UTC
Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong on '21 minutes with KKB'play videoRev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong [L] with Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng [R]Immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong takes his turn on '21 minutes with KKB'. He strongly condemns the act and calls on the managements of the various universities in the country to do more to protect students. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong in this interview also raises key points about the role of ousted EC Chair, Charlotte Osei, in maintaining the peace the country is currently enjoying even as he cautions newly appointed chair of the Commission, Jean Mensah, against 'selectivity'.
August 05, 2018 10:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP, NDC are the instigators of EC problems - Opuni Frimpongplay videoFormer General Secretary of Ghana Christian Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong has chided the governing NPP administration and the opposition National Democratic Congress for orchestrating problems at the Electoral Commission. Citing the issues regarding the Voter’s register, Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong stated that the two most powerful political parties in the country were responsible for the anomalies within the register. Dr. Opuni Frimpong was responding to a question in relation to the former EC chairperson Charlotte Osei’s tenure when he took his turn on GhanaWeb’s 21 Minutes with KKB.
August 05, 2018 10:07 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: 3news.comMany are not willing to sacrifice but want to enjoy the benefits – Spio-GabrahEkwow Spio-Garbrah, former Minister for Trade and IndustryA lot of people are willing to enjoy the benefits that come with a political party but are not willing to make any sacrifice, National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential hopeful, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has observed. “Political party work is not a salaried work, it is not office work but fieldwork. It is moving around, it is also a lot of volunteering”. He added, “Many people enjoy the benefits of political activities but not everybody is willing to sacrifice their time, money and energy to undertake it”. The former trade minister, who is seeking to lead the opposition NDC into the 2020 elections, also acknowledged the difficulty in getting people to offer the needed support to climb the political ladder.
August 05, 2018 10:07 UTC
“I would want this country to express gratitude to Mrs. Charlotte Osei. I was an insider in the 2016 elections because of my role then as General Secretary and for the first time, a sitting president handed over to Akufo-Addo in opposition. “Having these two political parties; NPP and NDC managing them, it is not easy”, he added. BackgroundPresident Akufo-Addo removed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa from office in June this year. The Committee recommended their removal on the basis of stated misbehavior and incompetence, pursuant to Article 146 (1) of the Constitution.
August 05, 2018 09:45 UTC
Health News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkuapem North Assembly rehabilitates Tramadol addictsTramadol is one of the most abused drugs in Ghana at the momentThe Akuapem North Municipal Assembly has began a campaign to identify and rehabilitate Tradamdol addicts. As part of the exercise, the municipal security council has been engaging abusers of the drugs in the various hideouts to get them registered. Clad in shirts with the inscription "TRAMADOL" security officers, staff of the assembly and some civil society groups held placards to protest the abuse of tramadol, codaine, and other drugs. Leadership of the municipal security council interacted with victims. The MCE urged the general public to support the fight against drug abuse by reporting victims to the assembly for rehabilitation.
August 04, 2018 19:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comAMERI Deal: I felt bad Akufo-Addo had to defend his integrity – Franklin CudjoeFranklin Cudjoe is President of policy think-tank, IMANIImani Africa president, Franklin Cudjoe, has noted with worry, how some actions of government officials have had detrimental repercussions on the reputation of President Akufo-Addo. According to him, making wrong moves in those regards will consequently stain the image and credence of the sitting President. Describing the deal as ‘rushed’, ‘offensive’ and a ‘bad contract’, he questioned how the very same persons who vehemently opposed the signing of the Ameri deal under the then Mahama-led government are today pushing for an extension. The President had been misled to believe that both departments had assessed the deal thoroughly. The joint committee on Finance and Energy of Parliament rejected the new deal because it had no signatures from the Attorney General and Finance minister.
August 04, 2018 19:12 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne thousand communities to benefit from 200 telephony sites across the country - Akufo AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has given the assurance to build a total of 200 telephony sites to serve 1000 communities across the country. According to him his government has begun rolling out the rural telephony project, which will provide data and voice connectivity to 1,020, hitherto, unserved communities across the country. It is a partnership between MTN Ghana, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and Huawei Technologies Limited. The inauguration of the Abenaso Project, the President said, will mean that Abenaso, together with 499 other rural communities across the country will enjoy the 3G coverage. He added 100 villages are already benefiting from project and over 300 rural Communities will benefit from the Rural Telephony project by the end of 2020.
August 04, 2018 18:56 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comNot all SHSs will run double-track system – Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has said the double track system would not be applicable in all Senior High Schools (SHS). The government has decided to implement the double track calendar system for senior high schools due to infrastructure challenges. The new calendar system which will start in September 2018 will have high students attending school at different times of the year. How the new system will workThis new system will run in all the categories A and B senior high schools in the country. Teaching hours are expected to increase from 1,080 hours per year under the current single-track system, to 1,134 hours per year under the proposed double-track system.
August 04, 2018 18:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: Kwaku Sakyi-DansoMallam Junction to Kasoa stretch to be closed to motorist Sunday nightMallam Junction to Kasoa stretch to be closed to motorist 5th AugustThe Mallam Junction to Kasoa stretch of road, where the Ghana Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water project with support from World Bank constructed a major drain would be closed to motorist on Sunday 5th August, 2018, at 10:00pm to Monday 6th August, 2018, at 10:00am. According to the GAMA Coordinator, Ing George Aseidu who briefed journalists indicated that the closure is to allow for the section where the drain has been construction on the main road to be asphalted. Hence the Kaneshie to Kasoa bound road would be closed to traffic and there would be diversion to the Kasoa to Kaneshie stretch, Ing George Aseidu told Journalists in his briefing on Friday morning. The GAMA Coordinator noted that the time were chosen deliberately because, they were looking at a situation where the traffic would be very low which was mainly in the night. Again starting from today, “we would start preparatory work to prepare the place but would not necessitate us closing the road and we want you to alert motorist to be careful when they go through this section of the road”.
August 04, 2018 18:00 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comDirectors of 5 closed banks face possible ban from working in financial sector5 banks who run into liquidity challenges have been merged into the 'Consolidated Bank'The former directors of the five banks which were closed down by the Central Bank on Wednesday may struggle taking up new jobs in the banking sector. The Central Bank announced the creation of the Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited after it took over five struggling banks in the country. Sovereign Bank, Royal Bank, The Beige Bank, Construction Bank and Unibank are the five financial institutions that have run into liquidity challenges. They claim they were already working recapitalising their financial institutions. According to some of them, the haste with which the regulator moved to close them down was politically motivated.
August 04, 2018 18:00 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comJewel Ackah laid to restFamily and friends filing past body of veteran musician, Jewel AckahIt was a solemn atmosphere at the Community 11 school park in Tema today, as family, friends and sympathizers of veteran hi-life musician, Jewel Ackah gathered to bid a final farewell and to pay their final respects. Clad in the traditional attire of red and black, mourners filed pass the body which had been laid in state to pay their last respect. About Jewel Ackah; his life and deathJewel Ackah was born in 1950 at Axim in the Western Region of Ghana to Emmanuel Ackah and Cecilia Dye. While the funeral service was held in Tema where he stayed, his remains will be laid to rest in his hometown Axim, in the Western Region. Jewel Ackah has over 27 albums to his credit.
August 04, 2018 17:37 UTC