Business News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPresident funds 1350 entrepreneurs under NEIP Business Support ProgrammePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to award 1,350 entrepreneurs with cash to start and expand their businesses under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation plan (NEIP) Business Support Programme. The NEIP Business Support Program is an initiative by the government under the Ministry of Business Development to support unemployed Ghanaian youth through training and funding. The NEIP JourneyThe president launched the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan-NEIP, a year ago to support and develop young businesses across the country. NEIP after the launch, called for an online application where about 7,000 entrepreneurs applied to receive funding for their businesses. The President will tomorrow 5:00pm at the banquet hall award the 1,350 entrepreneurs who where selected after their training.
August 07, 2018 03:11 UTC
Tennis News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgAyodele wins 2018 Table TennisSunday Ayodele from Nigeria beat Ghana's top seeds to win the ultimate prizeSunday Ayodele from Nigeria beat Ghana's top seeds to win the first prize of the Homowo Open at the Hathiramani Sports Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium over the weekend. He defeated number two seed Felix Lartey at the semi-finals and took out number one seed Derek Abrefa in the grand Final. Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, President of the Ghana Table Tennis Federation (GTTF), urged the Ghanaian players to take their training serious as the tournament has gained international status. He said players from other African countries have developed interest in the competition and would be eyeing it each year. Mr. Afadzinu, said Table Tennis was becoming popular again and corporate bodies like Stanbic Bank and others are now investing into the sport, so players, officials and organisers should give off their best to ensure classis shows.
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General News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comBoakye Agyarko sacked; Amewu actsBoakye Agyarko, Energy MinisterPresident Akufo-Addo has sacked his Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko over a power purchase deal which critics say "makes no sense". According to him, the dismissal of Boakye Agyarko had everything to do with the controversial renegotiated AMERI deal. The ministry claimed the reviewed deal will save the taxpayer $405m, a claim which the Africa Center for Energy Policy has called misleading. The minister "has paid the ultimate price" for a reviewed deal, Eugene Arhin said. Boakye Agyarko becomes the first minister under the Akufo-Addo government to lose his job even though a Deputy Agric Minister resigned last year for making ethnocentric comments.
August 06, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Monday, 6 August 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comPoor communication, consultation necessitated postponement of fishing ban – John Boadu concedesNPP General Secretary, John BoaduThe governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says government’s decision to postpone the implementation of the closed season for fishing was because there were lapses in communication and consultation with fishermen and other stakeholders in the industry. According to the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, even though the policy was good, the lack of a broad consultation with the fishermen generated several agitations. Addressing the party faithful after the sermon, John Boadu indicated that Ghana has a strong President in Nana Akufo-Addo who ensures nothing untoward happens under his watch. John Boadu also said several documents are being scrutinised by the government based on a value for money audit. The ban on fishing, according to the government, was meant to replenish dwindling fish stock in the sea, a claim fisherfolks have discredited.
August 06, 2018 00:21 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.com2018 Hajj: 435 pilgrims leave Tamale for Saudi ArabiaFirst batch of hajj pilgrims set off to Saudi ArabiaThe first batch of 435 prospective Pilgrims for this year’s Hajj has left the Tamale Airport for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Nine flights have been scheduled to take-off from the Tamale Airport. Chairman of the National Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C Quaye and Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry were also present. Salifu Sa-eed impressed upon the prospective Pilgrims to serve as good Ambassadors of Ghana in the Saudi Kingdom. “We want to appeal to the potential Pilgrims to go and serve as Ambassadors of Ghana and abide by the rules of the Saudi Kingdom.”He appealed to the Hajj Board to ensure that all flights for next year’s Hajj will take-off from the Tamale Airport.
August 05, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: Ghanacelebrities.comRevocation of bank licenses - BoG erred! - Adom-Otchere fumesThe Bank of Ghana recently announced that acting under Act 930, it has revoked the operational licenses of 5 Banks, on grounds specified by the said Act. The Central Bank on Tuesday, August 1, revoked the licenses of Unibank Ghana, Construction Bank, Sovereign Bank, Royal Bank and Beige Bank to form the Consolidated Bank of Ghana—under two set of grounds. By virtue of Sections 16 and 123 of Act 930, the Bank of Ghana has the power to revoke licenses of Banks in such circumstances. The Bank of Ghana admitted it did not notify the affected Banks as required by law, Paul Adom Ochere wrote today on his Facebook page.
August 05, 2018 20:03 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comNDC repeating mistakes that caused 2016 defeat – Sylvester MensahSylvester Mensah, Flag bearer hopeful of NDCA flagbearer aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sylvester Mensah has said that the party is repeating some mistakes it made which led to its defeat in the 2016 elections. Sylvester Mensah, who is the former Executive Director of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) described claims that most of the Minority MPs had endorsed Mahama as embarrassing. A member of the NDC and MP for Yunyoo constituency, Joseph Bipoba Naabu has however claimed publicly that he was deceived into signing the endorsement of John Mahama. Sylvester Mensah also backed the call for the list to be made public. Meanwhile, Sylvester Mensah has officially declared his intention to contest the presidential primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the next election in 2020.
August 05, 2018 17:03 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comPeople shouldn't be 'attacked', 'abused' over their sexual preferences - Opuni-Frimpongplay videoRev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong has condemned attacks on lesbians and gaysThe former General Secretary of Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong has condemned homophobic attacks on people who associate themselves with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community in Ghana. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong expressed his displeasure at the inhumane acts such as lynching and battery, which are directed at the LGBT folks. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong criticized foreign countries for the continuous dispassionate deportation of African migrants who have travelled there to seek greener pastures.
August 05, 2018 16:41 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comRetracting AMERI deal, fishing ban prudent decisions – John BoaduJohn Boadu, General Secretary of the New Patriotic PartyThe General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has backed the decision by the government to suspend the one-month ban on fishing as well as its reported withdrawal of the revised AMERI deal. John Boadu made these comments on Saturday at the Central Region NPP’s thanksgiving service to mark the 71st-anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in Cape Coast. Mr Boadu said though the new AMERI deal has been stopped by a cabinet decision, the government will review it in order to ensure value for money before it is resubmitted. Concerning the Free Senior High School policy, the General Secretary dispelled doubts of some Ghanaians about the double-intake system, saying the policy is a choice the government has made to secure the future of the youth. The General Secretary finally charged the party in the Central Region to avoid complacency in order to whisk away the four parliamentary seats currently held by the NDC in the 2020 general elections.
August 05, 2018 16:30 UTC
Some LLB holders seeking admission to the Ghana School of Law are upset over an alleged leakage of their exams after the supposed questions together with answers and marking scheme were seen on social media hours before the exams. The students say the development suggests that some of their colleagues had access to the exams papers before they started writing the paper. Speaking on the maiden edition of the Starr Woman Show on Sunday, 5 August 2018 Mrs. Kwafo expressed surprise at the development and demanded sanctions. “Somebody was responsible for the leakage,” Mrs. Kwafo, who is the chairperson, Governing Council, Office of Special Prosecutor told the host Eyram Bashan. Meanwhile, the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has charged the General Legal Council (GLC) to immediately investigate the allegations.
August 05, 2018 16:18 UTC
Sports World News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: Goal.comChelsea 0 Man City 2: Aguero hits double as Manchester City win Community ShieldKun Aguero has now scored 201 goals for Manchester CitySergio Aguero finally reached 200 goals for Manchester City as his double saw Pep Guardiola's side overcome Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley. The 30-year-old looked sharp and slotted home his second after the restart to ensure the Premier League champions started the new season with silverware. Aguero was not to be denied eight minutes later, though, as he darted behind David Luiz and placed Bernardo Silva's neat pass beyond Caballero to put the result beyond doubt. City could have added several more but a combination of poor finishing and some fine goalkeeping from former City man Caballero kept the scoreline respectable. His high pressing and expansive style drew lofty praise from Guardiola after their two Champions League meetings last season, but Chelsea seemed a poor imitation of the Catalan's well-oiled City machine at Wembley.
August 05, 2018 15:56 UTC
Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, Immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of GhanaImmediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Opuni revealed that churches pay tax with the exception of organizations registered as charity institutions. “If you make any law discriminatory you will be in trouble why church, church, church. If you’re selling oil, whether it’s Frytoil, whether it’s anointing, whether it’s for anything you pay tax stop there. Whether that Frytoil is sold in church or shrine you pay tax stop there.”
August 05, 2018 15:56 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comStop twisting facts – Akufo-Addo tells journalistsplay videoPresident Akufo-Addo congratulating one of the best graduating studentsPresident Akufo-Addo has expressed grave concern about the deliberate misrepresentation of facts by some of the country’s media practitioners. “The worrying trend is that, in many cases, even after the public has been misinformed and the true facts are later made known, mainstream media often chickens out of an honest and open acknowledgement of their error. The choice is often to sweep it under the carpet, and move on to the next big story”, the President complained. To members of the graduating class, President Akufo-Addo urged them to “be the generation of Ghanaian media practitioners that refuse to be either a victim or a pawn, and accept to travel down the path of genuine popular enlightenment, which represents the strongest guarantee of our national independence and sovereignty. Freedom of expression, encompassing media freedom, is a critical element of that journey, which you must help guard jealously at all times.”
August 05, 2018 15:11 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comI'm helping Ghana; I'm serving on some boards in NPP government - Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong is the immediate past General Secretary of the Christian CouncilImmediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has disclosed how he is helping Ghanaians, by agreeing to serve on some boards under the current NPP government. "I was on some state boards even under NDC...President Mahama gave me [an] appointment. The Christian Council of Ghana is a powerful umbrella group that unites more than 3o churches in Ghana.
August 05, 2018 13:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 5 August 2018Source: citinewsroom.comMerging five struggling banks innovative – Casely-HayfordSydney Casely HayfordFinancial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford has commended the central bank for merging five insolvent banks describing it as an “innovative” move. The Bank of Ghana on Wednesday announced that it has revoked the licenses of five struggling banks and merged them into one it called Consolidated bank Ghana limited. They include uniBank, Sovereign Bank, Construction Bank, Royal Bank, and Beige Bank. According to Casely-Hayford, the central bank did the right thing. BoG erred in transferring deposits of collapsed banks – LawyerBut a private legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong who also spoke on The Big Issue disagreed in part arguing that the central bank erred in transferring deposits of the five indigenous banks to Consolidated bank.
August 05, 2018 13:33 UTC