Politics of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: classfmonline.comNew voter roll: EC forced to withdraw defective C.I. againChairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean MensaFor the second time within a week, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has been forced to withdraw the Constitutional Instrument (CI) it laid before Parliament some three weeks ago. A similar thing happened last week and the EC had to resubmit the document the following day. The election management body, through the C.I., is seeking to exclude the current voter ID card and birth certificates as primary documents in compiling a new register of voters. The EC insists on compiling a new register ahead of the December polls.
March 30, 2020 17:15 UTC
Entertainment of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: Pulse.com.ghJupitar narrates how a police man slapped Shatta Wale at Tawala BeachJupiterDancehall musician Jupitar has revealed how fellow dancehall musician Shatta Wale was manhandled by a police man for acting bossy. According to the “Enemies” hitmaker, the incident took place at La Tawala Beach Resort in Accra. He said he and Shatta Wale were on their way to the beach sometime ago to have fun when they were suddenly given a hot chase by the police. Jupitar did not state their true offense on that day but he said the officer soon caught up with them after which Wale asked him to calm down because he’s “Shatta Wale, was the one who sang ‘Dancehall King.”The next thing that followed was a heavy slap, according to Jupitar, which he described as ‘taaaa, taaaa’. See the story he shared on social media below.
March 30, 2020 15:45 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Osafo Maafo debunks rumours, shows up in parliamentSenior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo MarfoThe Senior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo Marfo has been spotted in parliament after what seemed to be a brief break from public view. On Friday, Ghanaweb.com in an article reported how some Ghanaians including members of the opposition National Democratic Congress have been asking of the whereabouts of the Senior Minister since little or nothing had been seen or heard of him as government battles against COVID-19. The release further debunked rumours that the minister may have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus after joining the president’s entourage on a working visit to five European countries last month. On Monday when Ken Ofori-Atta made a presentation on the impact of the pandemic on Ghana’s economy, the Senior Minister clad in a black suit with a nose mask covering his nose could be seen sitting right behind the finance minister. Mr. Ofori-Atta during his presentation told parliament that the impact of COVID-19 will cost Ghana’s economy a whopping GHC11.4 billion which is 2.9% share of the nations GDP.
March 30, 2020 15:22 UTC
Though there were exemptions for some groups including food providers and commercial vehicles, there were still some rules they must abide with. For commercial vehicles, for instance, they are to enforce the ‘social distancing’ rule that is, a limited number of passengers in the vehicle at every point. Its day one of the partial lockdown and there are several military and police personnel in various parts of the country to ensure the laws are obeyed. In some parts of Kasoa for instance, some military persons had taken up the temporary role of ‘loading passengers’. They stand at the popular bus-stops, make sure to observe how many passengers went aboard the vehicle and stopped any more when the numbers were going overboard.
March 30, 2020 15:11 UTC
His career took a nosedive when he was sacked from Asante Kotoko by Yaw Bawuah, chairman of the club over alleged indiscipline. Hearts of Oak fans for the joy of signing a big fish from Asante Kotoko nick-named him Nii Opoku. At the national team level, Opoku Afriyie was also a tormentor-in-chief in the shirt of the Black Stars. Afriyie would later become the Team Manager of the Black Stars and Asante Kotoko. A lot of the Black Stars players speak highly of his ability to relate very well with players.
March 30, 2020 15:00 UTC
Business News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: primenewsghana.comThere is enough food for the lockdown period - Agric Minister assuresplay videoMinister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie AkotoThe Minister for Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie has assured Ghanaians that there is enough food supply in the country for the lockdown period. According to the Minister, due to government's flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs, the country has more than enough to take care of the citizens in this period. Addressing a news briefing in Accra today March 30 2020, the Agric Minister said there is enough food to satisfy Ghanaians during and after the lockdown period. Again, the Agric Minister reiterated that the food chain is exempted from the lockdown which was announced by the President last Friday, March 27 2020. He urged Ghanaians not to waste money on unnecessary stock of food because the food will always be there, adding there is no need to stock up.
March 30, 2020 13:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMilitary descends on man for flouting lockdown directiveplay videoThe military personnel asked the civilian to squatA video of a young man paying dearly for refusing to adhere to the directives of the president to remain indoors has emerged barely hours after the commencement of the lockdown. The young man in a casual apparel appears not to have only flouted the lockdown directives to warrant the punishment meted out to him; he displayed bravely by allegedly filming the military who were questioning some people who had come out of their homes. Then my girlfriend will see and say I’m wicked,” the officer was heard saying as he asked the young man to stand in the sun. The lockdown affects areas where significant numbers of virus infections have been recorded. We're not going to intimidate anybody, we're going to support to achieve the overall objective of the president of Ghana,” he said.
March 30, 2020 13:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comVeronica Buckets were invented over 30 years ago – Inventor clears the airplay videoThere have been some doubts that Mrs. Veronica Bekoe was the original inventor of these bucketsMany have accused her of claiming credit for something which already was in existence and attaching her name to it. What they do not know, is that the inventor of the Veronica Buckets; Mrs. Veronica Bekoe, birthed the idea as far back as the 90’s. Essentially, the idea of creating portable buckets with the tap attached have been in existence for over 30 years. So she thought of a better way to get running water for the laboratory scientists, proposed it to her American supervisor who bought into it. “It has gone beyond way behind the health sector and it's being used everywhere, even beyond Ghana.”Watch the full video as inventor of the Veronica Buckets tells her story:
March 30, 2020 13:07 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Don’t go tempting soldiers, else you’ll be slapped – Ace AnkomahFile photo: The military has been deployed to ensure compliance of the lockdown orderLeading member of pressure group Occupy Ghana, Ace Anan Ankomah has sounded a strong word of caution to Ghanaians within areas affected by the lockdown to avoid tempting military personals deployed to ensure compliance or risk being slapped. Check out his post belowThe soldiers are instructed not to beat o. Ibe democracy we dey. Before you decide to go and ‘tempt’ them, listen to Nana Ampadu’s song, ‘Woyo Woyo’. Leave the soldiers alone to do their work. Else wo p3 wo asotr) a, wobenya.
March 30, 2020 12:33 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: Footballghana.comWerder Bremen express interest in Ghanaian youngster Christopher Antwi AdjeiChristopher Antwi AdjeiGerman Bundesliga side Werder Bremen have reportedly expressed interest in signing Ghanaian winger Christopher Antwi Adjei in the summer. The 26-year-old has been one of the standout players for SC Paderborn this season and has being attracting interest from several clubs following his impressive performances. According to the 90min.de, Antwi Adjei could be the ideal replacement for Milot Rasshica. He has made 25 league appearances for SC Paderborn this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists in the process. The league is currently on suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
March 30, 2020 12:11 UTC
Business News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: kingdomfmonline.comArrest market women who increase prices of foodstuff - MP tells BNIplay videoSecond Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Moses AnimMember of Parliament for Trobu and Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Moses Anim has called on the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies in the country to arrest Market women who have increased the prices of foodstuffs in various markets due to COVID-19 outbreak. Reports gathered by Kingdomfmonline.com indicate that with barely 24hours to the partial lockdown, many people who took to panic buying in anticipation of a possible lockdown of the country were met with price hikes. But many Ghanaians are furiously worried about how market women have taken advantage to hike prices of foodstuffs to cheat consumers. But the lawmaker stated that security agencies in Ghana must go to the various markets to arrest people who hike prices of goods and services to cheat other people. “How can you take advantage of coronavirus outbreak to cheat Ghanaians, how can you sell a bowl of Gari for ghc30?
March 30, 2020 11:37 UTC
Politics of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: 3news.comCoronavirus: NDC closes headquarters due to lockdownThe party has also asked communicators to avoid in-studio appearances on TV and radioAll officials and executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) working at the national secretariat will be working from home, 3news.com has gathered. They will be available for engagements with party officers and members through “phone calls, SMS and WhatsApp messages”. This is throughout the two-week period of the lockdown of Accra, Kumasi, Tem and Kasoa. Communication officers are to engage the media via phone calls, Skype calls as well as other new communication platforms. “The National Communication Bureau is keenly monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the country and will review this directive as and when necessary,” a notice issued by National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi said.
March 30, 2020 11:26 UTC
Business News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: Kakra Forson, ContributorDeputy Finance minister launches Ghana Covid-19 fundThe fund was set up to ensure transparency and accountability on donations madeThe Deputy Finance minister Charles Adu Boahene has formally launched the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund which seeks to raise funding from the private sector to support the Ghana government’s effort to address the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative, by some business leaders in the private sector, is aimed at partly financing the government’s interventions and equipping select health services and supply chain facilities and activities to deal with the Coronavirus spread. The Deputy Finance minister Charles Adu Boahene declared the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund formally launched. Deputy health minister Alex Abban commended the “exceptional” initiative by the private sector. The Covid-19 fund is set up in a way that will ensure transparency and accountability as all donations and disbursements will be published on the fund’s website.
March 30, 2020 11:14 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: primenewsghana.com16 persons arrested at Kasoa for defying lockdownFile PhotoSixteen persons have been arrested in Kasoa in the Central Region for failing to give tangible reasons why they were in town during the Covid-19 partial lockdown. A total of 15 checkpoints have been mounted in the Awutu Senya Municipality to enforce the lockdown. The operation under the code name Operation Covid Safety is making sure all Ghanaians adhere to the directive for a partial lockdown. Partial lockdown in Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi begins todayThe partial lockdown announced by President Akufo-Addo in Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi has begun today, March 30. Residents in these affected areas are expected to stay at home but can come out for some essential services.
March 30, 2020 10:52 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: footballghana.comHearts of Oak cannot sign a player without my knowledge - Frederick MooreHearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer Frederick MooreHearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer Frederick Moore has disclosed that the club cannot sign any player without his knowledge in the on-going transfer window. "You have been told I said I didn’t know about Hearts signing a player. "All I did was to refer the interviewer to Opare, I don’t know how that information got transformed . I really don’t like talking about these type of things because it brings nothing better to Hearts. "I’m not here because I want to be famous, I’m here because I believe I can take Hearts of Oak higher.
March 30, 2020 10:18 UTC