General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comMinority slams government for re-awarding Terminal 1 contract to McDanNorth Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto AblakwaThe Minority in Parliament has criticised the Akufo-Addo administration for re-awarding the management of the Terminal 1 transit contract at the Kotoka International Airport to McDan Shipping Company Limited. But now, he claimed, the government of Ghana has given a 15-year contract to McDan to deal directly with the US counterpart. This, the opposition lawmaker said, was wrong because of the security implications in transporting goods from abroad through KIA. He said on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 that: “A private company has now signed a 15-year agreement with the government to take over Terminal One and then that private company, McDan, goes to engage the Americans”. “Now, the US Military has signed an agreement with a private entity.
February 19, 2020 16:52 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWAITEX forum to boost manufacturing, mining and packaging sectorplay videoGeorge Pearson, Regional Director-West Africa, Montgomery GroupThe 2020 West African Industrial and Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) has been launched in Accra with a key focus to boost the manufacturing, mining and packaging sectors of Ghana. “These include the manufacturing, mining, and packaging sector. Pearson adds that Ghana’s mining sector has been a vital export industry is now bouncing back after a few years of difficulty. Victoria Akosua Cobbah, a Principal Investment Promotion Officer at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) lauded the organisers of the exhibition, the Montgomery Group for selecting Ghana as the go-to destination to the exhibition. Akosua Cobbah urged Ghanaian companies doing business in the mining, manufacturing and packaging sectors to leverage on the trade and investment opportunities the exhibition offers and sign up as exhibitors in order to fully partner with international companies coming in.
February 19, 2020 16:51 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAlfred Kumi files to contest Adentan NPP primaryAlfred Kumi presenting his forms at the constituency office of the partyChief Executive Officer of Vision Lob, Alfred Kumi, has filed his nomination to contest in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Adentan Constituency. Alfred Kumi who commands a lot of youth support in the party and the constituency says he is looking forward to lead the constituency as Member of Parliament in order to help fix major developmental issues in the constituency. “Having lived in the Adentan Constituency since 2001, I have always thought of what I can do to make Adentan a great place. Describing himself as having “the can do spirit” Alfred Kumi has called for the support of the youth, the party and people of Adentan Constituency to support him gain the nod of the party and subsequently the Adentan people to represent them in the legislative house of parliament. The party, will on the same day, elect a presidential candidate for the December presidential election.
February 19, 2020 16:41 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCall 'wild' Nana B to order if you have any virtue left – NDC Youth to NPP EldersNana BThe Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the rank and file of the ruling New Patriotic Party to bring to order one of their own; Henry Nana Boakye AKA Nana B, over comments he made about former President John Dramani Mahama. The comments seem to have struck the wrong nerves as the youth wing has responded, with rather stern warnings. They described Nana B’s actions as attempts to slight the Former President at any given chance. It is therefore surprising for a whole National Youth Organizer of the NPP to miss this sound counsel and go to town with his own interpretation of what President John Mahama said. If the NPP has any virtue left in them, their elders will call him to order.”They also cautioned that the NPP desists its politics of insults or they (the NDC youth wing) will face them boot for boot.
February 19, 2020 16:41 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBizarre: Kotoko, Aduana play match with 10 players because of jujuKotoko played the first half with 10 playersIn what is turning out to be the most bizarre story of this season’s Ghana Premier League, title chasers Aduana Stars and Kumasi Asante Kotoko played an entire first half with ten players each. On the team sheet of the two teams were 22 players but strangely only twenty players participated in the first half. The very unusual situation was not because the referee dished our red card to the two players or they sustained injuries but because of superstition. Report I got from Dormaa on why the two teams are playing with 10 men eachAduana's Farouk Adams is sitting on touchline. Kotoko's Martin Antwi also sittingBoth looking out for the other to enter the pitch first30 mins & non is ready to enter.
February 19, 2020 16:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAnas’ exposé severely damaged image of Ghana's Judiciary – JudgeAnas Aremeyaw Anas, undercover journalistThe acting director in charge of the Public Complaints Unit of the Judicial Service says Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé on the service in 2015 has injured its image. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, appeals court judge, Justice Angelina Mornah Domakyaareh, said measures have been put in place to tackle corruption within the judiciary service. In 2015 Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye team implicated 34 judges and magistrates in its undercover investigations meant to expose corruption in Ghana’s legal system. “In fact, the Anas’ incident is known worldwide, and it dented seriously the image of the judiciary,” Justice Domakyaareh revealed on the show Wednesday. This, she believes, is enough proof that the recruitment process for judges has now become very vigorous.
February 19, 2020 16:30 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: peacefmonline.com'Nothing will happen' - Allotey Jacobs reacts to NDC's 'threat of violence'play videoNDC Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs"Nothing will happen,” says Social Commentator and former NDC Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs in response to reports of 'war drum' being beaten by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). The opposition NDC says the Electoral Commission’s insistence on compiling a new voters register is a recipe for disaster. Former President John Dramani Mahama, says the Electoral Commission “should tread cautiously. Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, the former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said, “In every election year there’s always insinuation and innuendos. It’s been part of our politics; nothing will happen period .
February 19, 2020 16:07 UTC
Press Review of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: Business & Financial TimesB&FT: Land sector problems inhibit housing developmentFile PhotoThe Ghana Real Estate Developer Association (GREDA) held its annual CEO’s Breakfast Meeting Exhibition this week in Accra, and urged members to construct homes for low-income earners as well. President of GREDA, Patrick Ebo Bonful, cautioned members to change their modus operandi and reach out to – and middle-level income earners, otherwise real estate developers will find it difficult to stay in business. 1241; and the creation of government land banks – an innovative one-stop solution and cost effective way of creating litigation–free land banks across the length and breadth of Ghana. Honestly, we couldn’t agree with real estate developers more, since the land sector is filled with problems that fuel litigation. These issues need to be addressed if the housing deficit is to be bridged adequately.
February 19, 2020 15:56 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBoschkloof winery advocates for responsible alcohol consumptionKlass-One Investment introduced Boschkloof wines to the Ghanaian market in June 2019The Chief Executive Officer of Boschkloof Winery, Jacques Borman has made a strong case for responsible alcohol consumption. It is only when consumers are healthy that they can work, make profits and afford our good quality wines”, said Jacque Borman. He made these remarks at the launch of Boschkloof wines in Ghana at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. Boschkloof wines are strictly not suitable for persons under 18 years of age”, said Jennifer Dodoo. Klass-One Investment introduced Boschkloof wines to the Ghanaian market in June 2019.
February 19, 2020 14:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comCoronavirus: Psychologists to calm nerves of Ghanaian students in China - GovernmentFile photoThe government of Ghana has engaged the services of about ten clinical psychologists to develop an anti-traumatic mechanism to work on panicky Ghanaian students trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The minister also stated that a toll-free number is being put in place which will allow parents and guardians to reach their wards directly. “I contacted the department of Clinical Psychology and I said: ‘It is important that we give them more support’. So, today, as we speak, about ten clinical psychologists are being given enough information to deal with them [students] and Vodafone is setting up Wee chats so they can be reached at any point. NUGS was further given assurances about the importance the government of the Republic of Ghana attaches to safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of Ghanaian nationals in China, particularly those in Wuhan.
February 19, 2020 14:37 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comEOCO freezes Kotei Dzani’s 41 accounts, landed properties and carsNii Kotei DzaniThe assets of Council of State member Nii Kotei Dzani, who founded the now-defunct First Trust Savings and Loans and Ideal Finance, have been frozen by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). They include 41 bank accounts of Ideal Finance. The lawyer for EOCO, Mr Abu Issah, has also revealed that Nii Dzani’s vehicles and landed properties have also been frozen. First Trust Savings and Loans and Ideal Finance were two financial institutions that were highly illiquid and consequently, the customers could not retrieve their deposits and investments. A High Court had dismissed an application filed by Mr Dzani to stop EOCO from investigating him over the collapse of Ideal Finance.
February 19, 2020 14:15 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Aduana vs Kotoko, Karela vs Hearts (GPL Week 11)It's Kotoko vs Aduana at the Agyemang Badu ParkYahaya Mohammed could take his goal tally to eleven when his club Aduana Stars team take on Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The fixture at the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa is the top liner for week 11 of the Ghana Premier League. The 32-year-old is hell-bent on winning the goal king award and a goal today will bring that dream a step closer to realization. For Aduana Stars beating Kotoko would be a perfect reaction to the defeat they suffered at the hands of Liberty Professionals on Sunday. Elsewhere, Hearts won over the weekend but the build-up to this game has focused on the future of their coach Edward Odoom.
February 19, 2020 14:15 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPA launches Petroleum Product Marking Scheme phase IINPA CEO, Mr Tampuli said phase two of the PPMS is anchored on high-end technologySix years after introducing fuel Marking Scheme in Ghana to check the adulteration of petroleum products sold to consumers at the various pumps, the NPA has moved a notch higher to launch the phase two of the Petroleum Products Marking Scheme (PPMS) which it believes will arrest the shortfall and leakages identified in phase one. The move is seen as a big breakthrough for the Petroleum Authority and will go a long way to sanitize and control the quality of petroleum products sold on the Ghanaian market. "The marker is a unique identifier which aids in distinguishing the various types of petroleum products and exposes the addition of a foreign product if any. About the PPMSThe Petroleum Product Marking Scheme provides a foundation for an effective quality monitoring systems by:-Offering consumer quality assurance and protection for products at the final dispensing outlet. -Detect and prevent the adulteration of petroleum products.
February 19, 2020 14:03 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: Primenewsghana.comAnnor Walker named as Great Olympics head coachAnnor Walker becomes the third coach of the Wonder Club this seasonAnnor Walker has been named as the new coach of Ghana Premier League side Great Olympics. The gaffer takes over the reins from Prince George Koffie who tendered in his resignation to the club’s management after their painful 1-0 home loss to WAFA on Sunday in the matchday 7 fixtures. Prince Koffie joined the Wonder Club December last year after coach Isaac Nii Armah who mutually parted ways with the club citing personal reasons. Annor Walker's appointment means he becomes the third coach of the Wonder Club in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season after Isaac Nii Armah and Prince George Koffie. Great Olympics are 14th on the 18-team table with eleven points from 10 matches.
February 19, 2020 13:52 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHow Twitter reacted to Bawumia’s claim of using AI to check power theftVice President, Dr Mahamudu BawumiaVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has become the subject of social media conversations once again, after giving an indication that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will in the coming years adopt Artificial Intelligence to fight theft in the sector. Dr Bawumia while addressing a ceremony at the ECG headquarters in Accra February 18, 2020, said the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will pilot an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system which when fully operational will completely eliminate the issue of electricity theft across the country. But this promise, according to a section of Ghanaians on social media, is nothing but another figment of the vice president’s imaginations. According to them, Ghanaians have heard more of such lies from the vice president prior to his assumption of office and in his tenure. While some saw it as another humorous announcement, some used it as an opportunity to lament about the high rise in unemployment and economic mismanagement.
February 19, 2020 13:41 UTC