Diasporian News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPHOTOS: GhanaFest 2018 - DignitariesDr Papa Kwasi Nduom with his staff at the festivalThe hugely anticipated 2018 GhanaFest happened on July 29 at the Washington Park in Chicago. The festival organized by the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago educates the Ghanaian-American youth and community about its culture. The festival brings together Ghanaians in the diaspora in Chicago. Attached are photos of dignitaries present at the event.
August 04, 2018 10:52 UTC
The NDC flagged off the race on Thursday and announced that presidential hopefuls can start campaigning. The presidential hopefuls are John Mahama, Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah, Alban Bagbin and Ekwow Spio-Garbrah. Former Foreign Minister under the Rawlings-led NDC administration, James Victor Gbeho, recently called Mr. Mahama a failure for leading the party to lose the 2016 election miserably. After consultations, we agreed that our best hope was in no other person than Professor Joshua Alabi,” he asserted. Dzirasah’s jabA former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah, also said Mr Alabi is more marketable than former president Mahama.
August 04, 2018 10:36 UTC
He was only a year old when he suffered a congenital heart disease, commonly known as hole in heart. Oscar, in the company of his parents and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Oforikrom in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Dr Emmanuel Marfo, called on Prof. Frimpong-Boateng in Accra to express his appreciation. “What brought me here today is basically to come and see the man through whom I would say God saved my life when I was a baby; I actually knew nothing. I am really glad today to see you and be able to say thank you for the service you rendered. Mr Dei who is now a Research Assistant at the Physiology Department, School of Medical Sciences at KNUST, also expressed joy for meeting Prof. Frimpong-Boateng for the first time.
August 04, 2018 10:18 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comMan kills brother with stickThe suspect is currently on the runA slight misunderstanding that ensued between two biological brothers at Duadaso No. 1 in the Jaman North District of the Brong Ahafo Region has resulted in the death of one Tor Kwabena Alex, 26. The suspect, Kwame Tawiah Moses Snr, escaped after allegedly committing the heinous crime. DAILY GUIDE gathered that the quarrel between the two siblings, Kwame Tawiah Moses and Alex Kwabena started at about 9pm yesterday at Duadaso No 1. The police appealed to all citizens, especially those in the Brong Ahafo Region, to volunteer information to help arrest the suspect.
August 04, 2018 10:07 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comSupplementary Law School entrance exams ‘unconstitutional’ – StudentsThe conduct of the examination has been challenged with a series of protests from the studentsSome of the students who wrote last week’s Ghana Law School entrance examination have expressed outrage over the General Legal Council’s (GLC) order for them to write a supplementary law school entrance exam. The General Legal Council has instructed LLB holders who sat for the July 27, 2018 entrance examination to undertake a supplementary exam on August 17, 2018. But, the affected students who earlier petitioned the GLC over the alleged leakage of the 2018 July entrance examination into the Ghana Law school, has questioned the constitutionality of the decision. by the council to conduct supplementary examination for prospective students of the Ghana Law School. “The communication suggests that there is the admission of the leakage [and] whether the LI 23 (55) knows anything like a supplementary entrance examination.
August 04, 2018 09:56 UTC
Diasporian News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: sankofaonline.comPHOTOS: GhanaFest 2018 - Chiefs and QueenmothersAfrican American StoolThe rich culture of Ghana was on display in Chicago as traditional dancers were just part of the fun at the 30th annual Ghanafest; including a parade of chiefs, queens and tribal costumes at the historic Washington Park. There were plenty of food; traditional arts, craft, and jewelry bring smiles to all the faces there in celebration of a unique culture! Incubated 30 years ago, Ghanafest has grown to be one of the greatest African cultural festivals in the diaspora. The lenses of sankofaonline.com were there to bring these pictures to you. Click "PHOTOS" for more
August 04, 2018 09:45 UTC
BackgroundThe Bank of Ghana (BoG) this week merged five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited. Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited is expected to help the government in economic development. Explaining, the Governor said Unibank and Royal Bank were under capitalised and that those banks were beyond rehabilitation. On Royal Bank, he said non-performing loans were high whilst Sovereign Bank obtained its license by false pretences through the use of suspicious and non-existent capital. Dr Addison said the consolidated banks will be headed by Mr. Nii Amanor Dodoo of KPMG as the Receiver for the five banks.
August 04, 2018 09:43 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: Derrick TagoeMahama doesn't need MPs' endorsements - Opare AddoGeorge Opare Addo, Aspiring National Youth Organiser of the NDCAspiring National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo has said former President John Dramani Mahama is the best bet to lead the opposition come 2020. According to him, the former President is the best person capable of leading the party back to power in 2020. President John Mahama will win hands down so there is no need for the MPs to declare their support for him. The aspiring Youth Organizer has served twice as MCE, first under Prof John Evans Attah Mills and President John Mahama. The regional and national executive elections of opposition party, the National Democratic Congress will come off in September this year.
August 04, 2018 09:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 August 2018Source: Mynewsgh.comNPP deliberately collapsed Unibank – Solomon NkansahSolomon Nkansah, Communications Director of NDCCommunications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Solomon Nkansah has chided government for the collapse of Unibank. The banks are BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction, UniBank and Royal Bank. Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited is expected to help the government in economic development. Explaining, the Governor said Unibank and Royal Bank were under capitalised and that those banks were beyond rehabilitation. On Royal Bank, he said non-performing loans were high whilst Sovereign Bank obtained its license by false pretences through the use of suspicious and non-existent capital.
August 04, 2018 08:48 UTC
“Our end of service package has still not been paid for both Capital and UT Bank staffs. This week the country’s banking took another turbulent turn as five banks folded up and metamorphised into one bank – the Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. Sovereign Bank, Construction Bank, Beige Bank, unibank and Royal Bank all went under for various reasons, the Central Bank explained. Three of the banks, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) said used false pretense to obtain their banking licenses while two others were beyond saving. On August 14, 2017, Capital Bank and UT Bank also suffered similar fate and BoG did not hesitate to close them down.
August 04, 2018 07:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comAkufo-Addo swears in Jean Mensa, 3 other electoral commissionersplay videoJean Mensa, 3 other electoral commissioners have been sworn in by the presidentThe President, Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new Electoral Commissioner to take over from the Charlotte Osei-led commission. A corporate lawyer, Mrs Adwoa Asuama Abrefa has also been sworn in as a member of the commission. The four were nominated by the President and approved by the Council of State following the impeachment of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Georgina Opoku Amankwa and Amadu Sulley. The plaintiff, Fafali Nyonator argued that the swearing in be put on hold until an earlier suit she filed challenging the impeachment of Charlotte Osei was determined. Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper has also filed a suit challenging the impeachment of Charlotte Osei.
August 01, 2018 18:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghMerger of 5 banks: Deposits, jobs safe - Bank of Ghana assuresDr. Ernest Addison, BoG GovernorThe Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison has assured clients of the five merged banks of the safety of their deposits. The central bank announced today that BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction, UniBank and Royal Bank have been collapsed into the Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited. He said: "To conclude, let me assure clients of the five banks that their deposits are safe. Clients of these banks can carry out their normal banking transactions at their respective banks which will now become branches of the Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited. "All staff of the affected banks will become staff of the Consolidated Bank, we do not expect any immediate job losses as a result of this consolidation, thank you".
August 01, 2018 17:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: classfmonline.comAlabi, our best hope – Victor GbehoJames Victor GbehoNational Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, James Victor Gbeho, has called on members of the party and its grassroots, to support Prof. Joshua Alabi to become the next flag bearer of the party. In a meeting with supporters of the NDC in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, Ambassador Gbeho said: “My brother (Hon Ken. He has served in many capacities, Minister, regional Chairman, Chairman of Boards, and so forth. Joshua Alabi has proven to us that he is somebody who can manage things. Regional Minister, Chairman of Boards and even the university he went into, IPS, as an institute, but today, it is an enviable university which no other university can compare,” the diplomat added.
August 01, 2018 16:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comSuspend ‘stinking, inflated’ AMERI deal – Minority to Governmentplay videoFormer Energy Minister, John JinaporThe Minority in Parliament has described as “stinking, inflated and a complete-rip off”, the re-negotiated AMERI power deal currently before Parliament, calling for its immediate suspension and broader public scrutiny. Today, they have signed a deal that cost $1.035 billion which is over $800 million more than the very figure they bandied about. “We note that we are not alone in the crusade to reverse this terrible deal. This renegotiated agreement is worse than the AMERI Novation Agreement presented to parliament by Mr. Boakye Agyarko. BackgroundGovernment of Ghana signed a deal with AMERI Energy to supply 10tm2500+ power turbines to produce 250mw of electricity.
August 01, 2018 16:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPLAYBACK: Akufo-Addo swears in new EC boss and deputiesplay videoNew EC Chair and deputies sworn inBarring any last minute changes, President Akufo-Addo is today swearing in Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission. Also sworn into office today is Mr. Samuel Tettey and Dr. Eric Asare Bossman as the two deputies and Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa as a member of the Electoral Commission. The appointment and subsequent swearing in of the four will follow the advice by the Council of State. The Council of State last week forwarded its advice on the four nominees to the Presidency and perusing the nomination.
August 01, 2018 15:22 UTC