General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSix students of Accra Girls SHS test positive for coronavirusAccra Girls Senior High SchoolThe Accra Girls Senior High School has recorded six coronavirus cases. According to a Citi news report, six out of eleven students who were tested for the virus tested positive. Health officials from the Ayawaso East Health directorate on Saturday, July 4, moved the students who tested positive to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment. Final year Senior High School students returned to school on Monday, June 22 to prepare for their final exams after President Akufo-Addo directed all schools in the country to be closed from March 16. Final year students in tertiary institutions, as well as Junior High Schools, have also returned to school to prepare for their final exams.
July 05, 2020 17:58 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comThree suspected Burkinabés arrested in Navrongo with Ghana CardsThe card of one of the suspectsCorrespondence from Upper East regionThree men suspected to be nationals of neighbouring Burkina Faso have been detained at the Navrongo Police station for the possession of Ghana Cards. According to details, the suspects came from the regional capital Bolgatanga, where they were hiding in an uncompleted hotel facility, to collect their Ghana Cards after an earlier successful registration. A Police search retrieved Ghana Cards from two of the suspects. I tracked them from the NIA registration centre which is the Doba Primary school where they came to pick their cards. But along the way, I told them I had forgotten something in Navrongo and needed to pick it up.
July 05, 2020 17:37 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 July 2020Source: angelonline.com.gh‘It’s false, Kufour hasn’t tested positive for coronavirus’ – AideFormer President, John Agyekum KufuorAide to the former President has called on Ghanaians to ignore rumours that the former President, John Agyekum Kufour and his wife, Theresa Kufour have tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Kwabena Osei Adubofuor in an exclusive interview with Angelonline.com.gh said the former President and his wife are hale and hearty. Several high profile persons and government appointees have tested positive for the disease. A statement signed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah indicated that the President, Nana Akufo-Addo is self-isolating after coming into contact with a COVID-19 positive person. Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu who tested positive for the disease is out of the hospital and doing well.
July 05, 2020 14:48 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com100-year-old, five others die in renewed Kandiga-Doba disputeSome residents have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring communitiesA renewed land dispute between the people of Doba and Kandiga in the Kassena-Nanakana West District of the Upper East region has resulted in the death of six people. “There was a clash between the people of Doba and Kandiga. We have lost six lives and among even those killed is an old man who is over 100 years. Some residents have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring communities. The Navrongo Municipal Security Committee is expected to hold an emergency security meeting later Sunday, July 5, 2020, to decide the fate of the two communities.
July 05, 2020 14:26 UTC
According to him, President Akufo-Addo has resolved to rid the Auditor-General of his position and nothing will bring him back. He said that the President’s decision to ‘force’ the Auditor-General to go on leave at a time he was investigating the Senior Minister is ‘wrong’. He also alleged that Domelevo is being haunted by the government after he declined to be a party to the mismanagement and corrupt actions of some officials. Akufo-Addo has sacked him, mark it on the wall. President Akufo-Addo last week instructed Yaw Domelevo to exhaust his accumulated 123-day leave.
July 05, 2020 14:09 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus has taught us not to always depend on foreign help - Ahomka-Lindsayplay videoDeputy Trades Minister, Robert Ahomka-LindsayDeputy Trades Minister, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, has said it's about time Ghana focuses on producing goods locally to minimise the country's over-reliance on other countries for essential products in the wake of COVID-19. “What COVID is showing us is that we cannot rely totally on outside particularly for things like our pharmaceuticals and a lot of manufacturing,” the minister added. According to Mr Ahomka-Lindsay, though it’s not the government’s role to run businesses in the country, it is their duty to provide a conducive environment for private sector businesses to flourish. The Deputy Trades Minister said the provision of enabling environment for these private sectors forms part of government’s plans to industrialise the country. Meanwhile, many Ghanaian local manufacturing industries have their goods locked up at the ports because of the technical challenges UNIP-PASS is fraught with.
July 05, 2020 13:17 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIt’s unfair to say artistes who left Lynx failed – RichieRichie Mensah, founder of Lynx EntertainmentBoss of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah has said former signees of the label may have lost steam because the artistes might have had to handle a number of things by themselves. According to him, Lynx as a record label has structures and staff that make the operations of the label smooth for artistes to thrive and climb the ladder of success. The inability of artistes who exit the label to gather the needed resources and pursue their careers, he said, could be a hindrance. “I started Lynx Entertainment in 2003, we have been doing this for 17 years. I don’t think it is fair to say that artists who left Lynx failed,” he said on Showbiz927.
July 05, 2020 12:56 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: My News GHRawlings reveals how Kufuor scuttled his family planning campaign with ‘mo nwo ba’ crusadeplay videoFormer Presidents Rawlings and KufuorFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has accused ex-President John Kufuor of having undermined his campaign for Ghanaians to practice family planning, stressing that while he passionately appealing to Ghanaians to properly plan their families, the latter was also busy encouraging them to give birth to more children notwithstanding their economic circumstances. In a yet to be fully aired interview with Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, Mr Rawlings expressed frustration at the scuttling of his family planning campaign by Kufour when he (Rawlings) was President. He noted that he eagerly campaigned for family planning because a lack of it undermined development by starving government of much-needed resources for economic development at the time. “…And mind you, when I am talking on subjects persistently, like family planning, family planning…it was a subject I always spoke about … because a lack of family planning virtually undermines your development programme; you’re creating starvation for yourself, of resources, et cetera. So when I am, even during the campaign period, advocating for family planning, and there is in the next corner there's another politician saying: “mo nwo ba [give birth to children], mo nwo ba, mo nwo ba,” that’s what’s his name, Kufour for you!
July 05, 2020 12:22 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe support our ‘drama queen’ – Akuapem Poloo’s record labelAkuapem Poloo with her sonTN Records, the record label Akuapem Poloo is signed onto has announced that its support for the musician who doubles as an actress is intransigent despite the naked picture brouhaha which appears to have dented the image of the signee. Akuapem Poloo has been vehemently criticized after she posted a nude picture with her son on his 7th birthday. In the said picture, the showbiz personality could be seen naked, squatting before her half-naked son as they held hands. “We continue to give her support and we continue to believe in her because she always likes to do things in a different way.”“Rosemond Brown is a drama queen. You know she is a drama queen.
July 05, 2020 12:22 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLocal manufacturing companies have excelled during coronavirus – Richard Abbeyplay videoEvent Director of Ghana Manufacturing Awards, Richard AbbeyEvent Director of Ghana Manufacturing Awards, Richard Abbey, has established that Ghanaian companies have succeeded in revamping the country’s industrial spirit during the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the vast production of hand sanitizers, face mask and other medical supplies is a clear indication that the country is capable of manufacturing everything possible. In an interview with GhanaWeb, on the side-lines of this year’s Ghana Manufacturing Awards, Mr Abbey said this initiative will go a long way to grow Ghanaian industries, create jobs and more income in the country. “In this space of time, manufacturing companies have excelled because we have people producing mask in large quantities, sanitizers in other to meet the market. The annual Ghana Manufacturing Awards, according Richard Abbey, aims at celebrating individuals and companies who are excelling in the manufacturing sector in the country.
July 05, 2020 12:11 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: 3 NewsVoters register: Individuals are responsible for their safety not EC – Dr QuaicoeDirector of Electoral Services of the Electoral Commission, Dr Serebour QuaicoeThe Director of Electoral Services of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) says the election-management body cannot be held responsible for the wanton abandonment of Covid-19 preventive protocols at registration centres. Dr Serebour Quaicoe says the Commission has done its part by putting in place all the measures but it behoves on other stakeholders, particular individuals to be responsible. As I said, we are dealing with adults and they should be responsible for their actions. “It is when the people are ignorant, they are minors, juveniles that we say that the parents are held responsible for the actions of their children. Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.
July 05, 2020 10:30 UTC
We also know that the patently bogus activist group calling itself the Inter-Party Resistance Against the Compilation of the New Voters’ Register (IPRANR) is a veritable front of the National Democratic Congress. As a lawyer with some 20 years of professional experience, Nana Agyemang-Badu was expected to fully appreciate parliamentary protocol and the rule of law and order. You see, I have always been made to revere the Dormaahene, I mean the late Oxbridge-educated Nana Agyemang-Badu, who was once a freshly minted teacher-training college alumnus and a second-grade teacher when my own maternal grandfather, The Rev. And on the latter count, truth be said, I am afraid the current Nana Agyemang-Badu does not meet the requisite standard of the enviable status of leadership set by his predecessors. But I can vouch without any fear of contradiction that the present Nana Agyemang-Badu, who may very well be my own peer or contemporary, cannot be our Piese or First Among Equals.
July 05, 2020 09:22 UTC
Which is precisely why Dr. Agyenim Boateng is reported by the media to be counseling the Jean Adukwei Mensa-headed IEC not to discard the old National Voters’ Register but, instead, use the latter as a standby, in case the compilation of the New Voters’ Register does not result in the desired outcome (See “Keep the Old Voters’ Register as a Standby – EC Advised” HappyGhana.com / Ghanaweb.com 7/1/20). Absolutely nobody thought, going in, that the compilation of the New Voters’ Register would proceed without a glitch or any mechanical malfunctions, such as the nonsequential churning out of the serial numerical tags of registrants. Ultimately, however, the outcome of the New Voters’ Register will be more credible and far more reflective of the numerical strength of eligible bona fide Ghanaian citizens in ways not reflected by the old or present Voters’ Register, which is criminally jampacked with the names of foreign nationals from the West African Subregion. The leaders of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been hell-bent on maintaining the Supreme Court-proscribed old Voters’ Register because they are convinced that their perennially poor administrative performance has not endeared them to the overwhelming majority of eligible Ghanaian voters. This is what the compilation of the new National Biometric Voters’ Register is squarely and unreservedly about and must be soberly envisaged as such.
July 05, 2020 09:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGo and ask your grandfather; did we make the law? – A Plus ‘bites’ Ursula OwusuA Plus and Ursula Owusu-EkufulPopular musician and founder of The People’s Project Kwame A Plus has asked Ursula Owusu Ekuful to go and ask her grandfather why Carlos Ahenkorah should be prosecuted. In a Facebook post, A Plus wrote: "Go and ask your grandfather. “I think that in the heat of the moment, Carlos felt compelled to go out there and monitor the registration process. Commenting on the numerous calls for the prosecution of Mr. Ahenkorah, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said they had no basis.
July 05, 2020 07:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com‘It was so humiliating’ – Kufuor recounts prison experienceFormer President John Agyekum KufuorFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor says his days at the Ussher Fort Prisons as a prisoner for 15 months was humiliating and very shameful. Kufuor who was 34-years-old and a deputy foreign affairs minister was imprisoned together with colleague appointees after the overthrow of the Busia-led administration on 13 January 1972. We all lived in there with no charges,” Kufuor recounted the sad story to Citi News on Saturday, July 4, 2020. But I had the opportunity in prison to think and think again – especially staying with all these brilliant people. Kufuor became the second president of the fourth republic and governed from 7 January 2001 until 6 January 2009.
July 05, 2020 06:11 UTC