General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is going into a 14-day self-isolation after getting exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. “On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Information Minister has said in a statement today. “The President has elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for COVID-19 today.”He added that President Akufo-Addo as of today has tested negative for Coronavirus. “The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa in the Jubilee House.”Read the full statement below. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
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Sports News of Sunday, 5 July 2020Source: goal.comSamuel Inkoom reveals what makes Asamoah Gyan so greatEx-Ghana right-back Samuel InkoomEx-Ghana right-back Samuel Inkoom has explained to Goal what makes Asamoah Gyan such a lethal striker and likened the Black Stars great to George Weah. The duo played together for Ghana’s national side, memorably reaching the World Cup quarter-final together in 2010, where the West Africans were ultimately eliminated by Uruguay. “Gyan is one of the strikers who has great timing, he smells – he’s always smelling, like George Weah, he can smell where the ball will come, and he’s very good at finishing. “He has everything.”At the 2010 World Cup, Gyan netted a late winner against Serbia in the Black Stars’ opener, as Milovan Rajevac’s side kicked off their campaign with a victory. “He’s the African player who has the most goals at the World Cup – six – so Gyan always wants to prove a point and to die for his country.
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“We wish to state that we are satisfied with the processes and therefore propose that the lawyers inform the Supreme Court accordingly to enable both parties go back to the High Court to continue with the proceedings in that court”. In 2019, Social Commentator and controversial musician Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, asked the Supreme Court to declare as illegal, the government’s decision to pay $1m to UK-based Company Kroll Associates. The UK firm in 2017 was contracted by the Senior Minister to recover assets from identified wrongdoers, among others. According to the Senior Minister, the firm had done the work it was contracted to do and that there was enough evidence of work done. The A-G’s report stated that in view of the non-performance of Kroll Associates in executing the contract, the agreement should be “abrogated and any money paid to the company recovered immediately”.
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General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com2020 Hajj cancellation: Ghanaian pilgrims will be duly refunded - Hajj BoardGhanaian pilgrims who paid monies for this years Hajj will be refunded by September 2020Information reaching GhanaWeb indicates that monies paid by Ghanaian pilgrims with the hope of travelling to Makkah to perform this year's Hajj will be refunded following the worldwide cancellation of the 2020 Hajj. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheike I. C Quaye, the Ghana Hajj Agents Association and the Hajj Board stated the intentions of Saudi Authorities to refund the monies paid to them by September 2020. The statement further assured pilgrims in Ghana that they will be refunded their monies. Adding that, “We ask all persons who have, directly or via their Hajj agents, paid monies to the Hajj Board through the Bank, to cooperate with Management, as we work to successfully address their concerns.”Prior to this, pilgrims paid monies which were expected to cover their transportation, feeding, accommodation among other expenses during the stay at Makkah.
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General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRE: Allegation of non-disclosure of assets against supreme court judgesJustice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu last declared his assets and liabilities on March 4, 2020Lawyers for Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu, have denied allegations of their client not declaring his assets by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA). A petition from ASEPA to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice called for an investigation of some Supreme Court judges for failing to declare their assets and liabilities. GhanaWeb republished an article by classfmonline.com on the petition which listed Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu as one of the defaulting judges. But lawyers for the Supreme Court judge in a reaction to the CHRAJ, have provided proof of their client's compliance with article 286 of the 1992 constitution. Find the rejoinder below;Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
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Sports News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHearts of Oak is the biggest club in Ghana – Emmanuel Netteyplay videoHearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel NetteyHearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey is of the firm conviction that they are the biggest club in the history of Ghana football. Nettey, a lifelong Hearts fan is living a dream of playing for his boyhood club. Nettey disclosed on Sports Check that playing for Hearts of Oak has been a wish of him and his father and he is happy to be playing for the club. “It’s been a joy and I’m really happy donning the colors of Hearts of Oak because this is one of the biggest clubs in Africa and the biggest club in Ghana because they are continental club masters. We are the biggest club in Ghana”.
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Sports News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBarcelona is my ultimate dream club – Hearts midfielder Emmanuel Netteyplay videoAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel NetteyAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has mentioned Spanish giants Barcelona as his dream club. The 23-year-old revealed that he used to be a Manchester United fan until Ronaldinho joined the Catalan giants. To overcome the disappointment, Nettey crossed carpets to Barcelona and he has no regrets over the decision. For a Barcelona fan it is unsurprising for Nettey to pick Messi over Ronaldo. However, unlike his fellow Barcelona fans who tend to rubbish the achievement and talent of Ronaldo, Nettey has a great deal of appreciation for the Juventus’ forward’s craft.
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Regional News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNew voters' registration exercise progressing steadily in Bia Eastplay videoOne of the registration centres in the Bia East constituencyCorrespondence from Western North RegionThe new voters registration exercise being conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC), is progressing smoothly in the Bia East Constituency of the Western North Region. In Bia East Constituency, the exercise is being conducted in eight, out of 74 registration centres in the first phase. Speaking to GhanaWeb after day three of the exercise, Margret Asiedu, the District Director of Electoral Commission for Bia East said the exercise had been without any technical hitches so far. This registration process is better than previous years," one applicant shared. For another "This year's registration exercise is better than 2012.
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Regional News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comArrest Ahenkorah like you did Ernesto Yeboah – Economic Fighters LeagueCarlos Ahenkorah is former Deputy Trade MinisterMore calls are emerging, for the arrest and prosecution of former Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah. Most recent to join the trends is Fighter General of the Economic Fighters League, Hardi Yakubu, who believes an arrest is in the right direction and will serve as a deterrent for a possible recurrence. With a bail requirement of GHc100,000 set by the court, Mr. Yeboah was released from police custody more than 30 hours after. We showed picture and video evidence showing clearly that we [EFL] indeed complied with the COVID-19 protocols but that didn’t prevent them from still sending Ernesto Yeboah to court. Meanwhile, Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has defended Mr. Ahenkorah, stating that the calls for prosecution are unwarranted and unfounded.
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General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFlashback: How Sir John predicted Nana Addo's victory in 2016Former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu AfriyieThe late Ghanaian lawyer and politician, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, who was the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party in 2015 predicted a win for their flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of the presidential elections in 2016. His predictions came to pass as the NPP’s flagbearer was able to unseat President John Dramani Mahama by accumulating 53.5% votes as against Mahama’s 44.4% of the total votes cast. Tributes have since poured in after news of the death of Sir John broke on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. President Akufo-Addo said he received the news of the sudden demise of their former party executive with great shock and deep sadness. Paying tribute to Sir John, he wrote, “My wife Rebecca and I extend our deepest condolences to his entire family.
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Health News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: GNAEstablish national control programme on coronavirus pandemic - GCNH to Ghana Health ServiceCoronavirusThe Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH) has called on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to establish a National Control Programme on COVID-19. This was contained in a press release signed by Dr. Gabriel Gbiel Benarku, its National President and copied to the Ghana News Agency. It suggested that the GHS should establish strategic guidelines with GCNH and other health-related NGOs. The release called on the Ministry of Agriculture to roll out a programme to educate farmers on the coronavirus pandemic. GCNH is an umbrella organisation of CSos, NGOs, FBOs and CBOs with the mandate for health related Research, Advocacy, Public Health Education, Watchdog role and Policy influencing.
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General NewsHealth workers demoralised by Carlos Ahenkorah’s ‘careless’ behaviourMember of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley AhenkorahHealth workers in Ghana are unhappy with the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, over his decision to visit voters registration centres despite knowing he had contracted Coronavirus. This is according to the Greater Accra Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Ernest Yorke, who noted that the legislature’s careless behaviour has demoralised health workers in the country. Doctors and health workers are angry at what he did… It has really demoralised us,” he said on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Friday. He added that people like Carlos Ahenkorah who do not adhere to safety measures and other protocols are not helping health professionals in the country as they are bearing the brunt of the pressure COVID-19 is putting on the health system. We have limited facilities, lack of motivation, we are going through and bearing the brunt,” he said.
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The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), one of the biggest transport unions in the country has called on government to either revert the directive or increase transport fares. Interacting with some transport operators at the 37 Lorry Station in Accra, they told GhanaWeb the effects of the directive on their revenue and why they seek government's intervention. “We have been managing with the reduction in passengers but overtime there has been an increase in fuel prices. Cause a decrease in fuel prices. Reverse the social distancing directive.
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Sports News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI don't believe in juju - Hearts midfielder Emmanuel Netteyplay videoAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel NetteyAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has dispelled notions of the existence of voodoo in football. But making his appearance on GhanaWeb’s Sports Check program, Nettey said that he does not believe in juju. According to him even if black magic exists in football, his God will protect him from any form of devilish plans. According to the midfield dynamo, Mensah has influenced his career positively and thus pass for the accolade as his best Ghanaian football in history. “Jonathan Mensah is my best Ghanaian player of all-time.
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Instead, we learn from an aide to Mr. Osei, who was defeated in the recent New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Primaries that the defeated candidate intends to healthily rally his support and material resources behind Mr. Phillip Basowah, the parliamentary incumbent who defeated him. According to media reports, Mr. Basowah had been woefully unable to deliver what these local chieftains and their partisans deemed to be their fair share of national development goodies. Mr. Osei may also be better off borrowing a paragraph or two from the strategic political playbook of Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the current Minister for Food and Agriculture, a while back, when the latter lost his Kumasi-Kwadaso parliamentary seat. Who knows, a cabinet or ministerial portfolio could very well be awaiting the arrival of a dynamic and progressively minded Mr. Edward Kofi Osei down the pike, as it were. *Visit my blog at: KwameOkoampaAhoofeJrBy Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhDEnglish Department, SUNY-NassauGarden City, New YorkJune 30, 2020E-mail: [email protected]
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