Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWhy GFA cannot punish Kotoko, Aduana for playing juju matchKotoko started their match against Aduana with 10 playersRetired Ghanaian referee William Agbovi says he is not expecting the GFA to sanction Kotoko and Aduana Stars over their decision to play the first half of their week 11 fixture with ten players instead of the usual eleven. A very dramatic and bizarre episode was recorded at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park on Wednesday as both Kotoko and Aduana began the game with a man less for unknown reasons. But in an interview with ghanaweb.com William Agbovi said the two clubs did not flout any of the GFA or FIFA rules. Citing FIFA law 3 which deals with number of players allowed to start a game, William Agbovi said the two club acted within the confines of the law. The law allows that you can even start a game with seven players but must include someone identified as a goalkeeper.
February 20, 2020 12:22 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSOTN2020: We’re setting bad precedents – Oppong Nkrumah reacts to minority boycottplay videoInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong NkrumahInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has signalled his disapproval over the drama the erupted in parliament few moments before the President Akufo-Addo began the State of the Nation Address. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who doesn’t seem quite pleased with these actions expressed his disapproval via a tweet. He said that continual pursuance of such acts may have a damning effect on the future of Ghana’s democracy. The Minister’s tweet read; “We are setting very bad precedents in our democracy that have the ability to undermine the pillars of our governance. The president’s speech covers, in broad terms, areas such as the economy, education, health, security and infrastructure.
February 20, 2020 11:49 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: kingdomfmonline.comAkufo-Addo is an oppressor - Asiedu NketiahNDC's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu NketiaThe General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has described President Akofo Addo as an oppressor who has thrown democracy into tatters. According to him, there’s so much insecurity in the country and Ghanaians are unhappy. Explaining the reasons for the Minority in Parliament’s walkout on Thursday, Mr. Asiedu Nketiah said the Minority cannot be part of an oppressor rule hence the walkout. The Minority staged a walkout before the President’s fourth State Of The Nation Address (SONA) to Parliament clad in red attires. The General Secretary reiterated that President Akufo Addo does not allow the rule of accountability to operate and has rather championed the operation of galamsey to enrich the NPP.
February 20, 2020 11:48 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: vanguardngr.comParacetamol abuse could cause liver, kidney failures – ExpertFile photoA medical doctor with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Gbenga Adebusoye, has warned that abuse of paracetamol in general and in tenderising meat in particular, could lead to liver and kidney failures. According to him, the abuse of paracetamol leads to rapid damage of the liver, which can cause acute liver injury that could result in liver failure that can not be managed except by a liver transplant. Dr Adebusoye, therefore, advised people to desist from the abuse of drugs in general as such act could be very fatal. NAN reports that some food vendors and caterers in the country have been understood to be using paracetamol tablets to tenderise tough meat. Some food vendors in Jos denied making use of paracetamol in tenderising their meats, but some admitted to using potassium in tenderising cowhide (Pomo) and beans.
February 20, 2020 11:15 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comI saw miserable cocoa trees – MahamaFormer President, John MahamaThe flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Mahama, has said the supply of free fertilisers and chemicals to cocoa farmers will be restored if he returns to power. According to the former President, cocoa farmers were supplied free fertilisers and chemicals for their farms during his tenure but under the Akufo-Addo administration, cocoa farmers have to pay for fertilisers for their farms. “On my way here, I saw lots of cocoa farms that were burnt; some, too, when you take a look at them, they look miserable. Have you seen a miserable cocoa tree before? Here, I saw miserable cocoa trees because they lack supply of chemicals and, so, we’ll restore all of that to enable us bring the cocoa sector to where it ought to be”, Mr Mahama.
February 20, 2020 11:15 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: footballghana.comWhy Tamimu Issah resigned as GFA 'acting spokesperson'Tamimu IssahTamimu Issah, acting spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association has resigned from his position on Wednesday. Tamimu has been one of the longest-serving staffs at the Ghana Football Association serving in the Communication department. “It has been 14 amazing years of committed service to the Ghana Football Association. “Alhamdulillah.”However, available to Footballghana.com say Tamimu Issah has not been well for some time now and the Ghana Football Association have failed to seek for his welfare and how he is faring. It is unknown if there is a rift between Tamimu Issah and some members of the Ghana Football Association.
February 20, 2020 11:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSOTN2020: Majority 'rejoices' while Minority 'mourns' in white, black outfitsMembers of the Majority clad in white while their counterparts wore black outfitsThe momentum for the 2020 State of the Nation Adress to be delivered by President Nana Akufo-Addo in Parliament is building up as Members of the Legislation troop in. Members of the Majority are clad in white attires while the Minority are dressed in black. Wearing white, Majority members appear to be marking their victory with their feats, but like Ras Mubarak, Parliamentary Member for Kumbungu said, Minority disagrees! Meanwhile, the Majority in parliament, ahead of the address, has cautioned NDC MPs against excessive heckling of President Akufo-Addo. President Akufo-Addo is expected to present before Parliament a message on the State of the Nation.
February 20, 2020 11:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMinority boycotts 2020 State of the Nation Addressplay videoMembers of the minority side walking out of parliamentMembers of the minority side of parliament on Thursday boycotted the State of the Nation Address as they staged a walkout. The side which earlier announced they will be boycotting the sitting made their way out just as the national anthem ended. The opposition National Democratic Congress MPs last week resolved to boycott the State of the Nation Address (SONA). This year’s State of the Nation Address is Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s fourth and last in his first term as president of the republic. The address is to update Ghanaians on the government’s progress and outline plans for the next financial year.
February 20, 2020 10:43 UTC
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.
February 20, 2020 08:26 UTC
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