General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe gave you all you needed – President responds to A-G’s ‘embarrassing work’ claimsAuditor-General, Daniel DomelevoThe President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described as false, suggestions by Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, that he was directed to take his accumulated annual leave because his work is embarrassing government. Mr. Domelevo, in a statement to government on Friday said the President’s directive was done in bad faith. Reacting to that however, a rejoinder from the presidency indicated that Mr. Domelevo had been, prior to the directive, given all the resources he needed to do his work efficiently. “Contrary to your false belief, the President does not think that your work is embarrassing his government. The statement also maintained that the President has, at all times acted based on the principles, rule of law and good governance practices.
July 04, 2020 09:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTrending GH: Ghana has lost a gem – Ghanaians as they mourn Sir Johnplay videoSir John passed away at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on WednesdayAside the shock the death of the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, also known as Sir John threw the country into, many Ghanaians have bemoaned the loss of a gem. In an interaction with some of them, they indicated that the Late Sir John was a staunch politician who was down to earth, and with this attitude, attracted a lot of Ghanaians to NPP. “I’ve been crying for the past 3 days, since I heard about the death of Sir John because I really admired him. Sir John passed away at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Teaching Hospital on July 1, 2020 after battling with a short illness. Watch below the reaction of some GhanaiansSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 04, 2020 07:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: 3 NewsQuarantined evacuees from Ivory Coast allege extortion, demand answers from govtFile PhotoThirteen Ghanaians evacuated from Ivory Coast by the Government of Ghana and currently under compulsory quarantine at Takoradi Beach Hotel in the Western Region have alleged foul play by their handlers. They have specifically alleged extortion, concealment of information, underhand dealings and intimidation by security officers manning the hotel. The evacuee complained that the hotel where they are quarantined is a dilapidated facility which was once closed down for some reasons. This, they say, is not fitting given the GHC300 per night they agreed with the Ghana Embassy in Ivory Coast before setting off. While protesting the bill, they were threatened to be sent back to Ivory Coast if they failed to pay, but they stood their ground, 3news.com gathers.
July 04, 2020 07:30 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetBesiktas ready to pay 2 million Euros plus three players for Bernard MensahKayserispor midfielder, Bernard MensahTurkish giants Besiktas are preparing a mouthwatering bid of 2 million Euros plus three of their youngsters for Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah. The Eagles have seen their first two attempts for the Kayserispor attacking midfielder turned down, but Besiktas will make another move for the player in the summer transfer window. Mensah has been in outstanding form this season for Kayserispor despite their relegation battle. His impressive performances has seen him attract interests from the trio of Super Lig giants, including Fenerbache and Galatasaray. The 25-year old has netted 5 times and created eight goals for the Red and Golds who are currently sit 16th on the Turkish Super Lig table.
July 04, 2020 07:07 UTC
Opinions of Saturday, 4 July 2020Columnist: Wunpini Fatimata MohammedHow coronavirus affects education for people with disabilities in GhanaFile Photo: There are still disparities for PWDs despite efforts to make education more inclusiveIn Ghana, education has undergone a series of reforms, but the educational experiences of people with disabilities (PWDs) are often neglected. Many hearing-impaired students were separated from their sign language interpreters and lacked assistive devices like hearing aids. Visually-impaired students were separated from their sighted friends who usually assist them. Even UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization] is trying to provide these funds to support special needs students. Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) is also working in Ghana to ensure e-learning inclusivity for hearing- or visually-impaired students.
July 04, 2020 06:45 UTC
In a video sighted by Ghanaweb.com, Akrobeto who couldn’t hide his disappointment about the situation, asked Akuapem Poloo if she is the only single mother in Ghana, to go as extreme as stripping naked to wish her son well on his birthday. Akrobeto wondered why people use social media to show nudity, when they could use it to do many other productive businesses. Social media that was created for good use, is this how we are messing up? Akuapem Poloo, what do you want from this world? What at all do people put such nakedness on social media for?
July 04, 2020 06:00 UTC
No opportunities in Ghana as factories producing goods we consumed ourselves were mostly closed down! Today Ghana is almost at war with our friendly neighbour Nigeria simply because Ghana cannot still have integrity in land registration and title search! And the irony is that Ghana Government has closed all avenues for citizenship feedback to improve services! Ghana is losing more than 100,000 people annually through environment filth and poor sanitation as well as poor roads! It seems the shame and curse on Ghana has not been lifted yet!
July 04, 2020 05:26 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetSulley Muntari declares South African league as next destinationEx-Ghana international Sulley MuntariEx-Ghana international Sulley Ali Muntari has authorized South Africa-based agent Sipho Shaven to look for a club for him in the PSL. Muntari, who won the UEFA Champions League in 2010 with Inter Milan, is on the verge of becoming the highest-profile foreigner to play in the South African top-flight since former Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham star Luis Boa Morte joined Orlando Pirates in 2012. His availability should alert big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United. "Remember, our league is well respected on the continent and a high-profile player will not turn down an opportunity to play in the PSL. Muntari's glittering career includes winning the English FA Cup with Portsmouth and also played for Premier League side Sunderland.
July 04, 2020 02:03 UTC
General News of Saturday, 4 July 2020Source: GNAVoters Register: NPP Western North Regional Chairman visits centresWestern North Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, William Benjamin AssuahThe Western North Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. William Benjamin Assuah, Mr. Joojo Rocky Obeng, Member of the Regional Patrons and some other executives on Thursday paid visits to the various registration centers within the Region. The visits took them to registration centers such as; Lawekrom, Paboase A and B, Akoti, Ntretrenso, Bekwai Low Cost, Catholic JHS, Humjibre, Awaso community center, and Subri Nkwanta/Kojina. The Western North Region, which is for the first time experiencing such an important exercise upon its inception has so far had a calm and serene atmosphere as the exercise is steadily progressing . Mr. Assuah encouraged persons who qualify and are yet to register to endeavour to register to make them eligible to exercise their franchise in the December polls. Mr Assuah also commended the security personnel for their outstanding discharge of duties at the various centers and the borders as they ensured that there was sanity in the electoral process.
July 03, 2020 18:45 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSports Ministry commiserates with family of Ghana boxing great Alfred KoteyAlfred Kotey’s demise occurred on Tuesday, June 30 in the United StatesThe Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Isaac Kwame Asiamah has sent words of commiseration to the family of former world boxing champion Alfred Kotey. In a Press Release copied to www.ghanaweb.com, the Sports Ministry said “it has learnt shock and grief the demise of Alfred Kotey, a former member of the national boxing team. Unconfirmed reports indicate Ghana’s fifth world title winner had been unwell for some months now and was on life support until his death. “The whole GBA is very said that death has laid its icy hands Alfred Kotey. Our president said he is the first of our world title winners to die and that’s a huge disappointment.
July 03, 2020 18:33 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRidge vs Dr Kuto: Hospital refuses to release wife’s records to initiate cause of deathThe Greater Accra Regional Hospital, otherwise known as Ridge HospitalThere is a growing standoff between authorities at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and the Director of Institute of Languages after reported negligence of the former led to the death of his wife. But after meeting with authorities of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr Kuto said they had arrived at a deadlock as decisions of the officials have not been in the right direction. “There was the need to conduct an autopsy on the body of Esther Sosuh in order to establish the cause of death. “It was agreed that Dr. Kuto should put in a formal written request to GARH to enable it release the documents to,” parts of his statement read. At the same time, the Medical Director wanted Dr. Kuto to sign a consent form authorising the autopsy to proceed” to which the latter declined.
July 03, 2020 17:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDomelevo 'fires' back on first day of leaveDaniel Domelevo began his leave as directed todayAuditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo has broken his silence following a directive by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to proceed on leave. The law, he said, also guarantees the right to annual leave for the employee and not the employer’s benefit. Moreso, he believes the decision was not taken in good faith because several appointees of the President, have not, since the year 2017, taken their annual leave to date. “To the best of my knowledge therefore, where in any given year, a worker fails, omits, neglects or even refuses to take their annual leave, such leave is deemed forfeited with no corresponding obligation on the part of the employer to enforce the worker’s right to take their leave by assuming, deeming or declaring the forfeited leave, accumulated,” he said. Adding,“The office must have been aware also that several appointees of the President, have not, since the year 2017 taken their annual leave to date.
July 03, 2020 16:44 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Ghana’s health system could get ‘messy’ soon – NGOs in healthFile photoCivil Society Organisations in the health sector have painted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s coronavirus situation, warning that the country’s health system could be overwhelmed in the coming weeks. I am not praying for that but in in the next two to three weeks we will all see how our health system will be messed up,” he said. This because our health system will be centred in only Kumasi and Accra…. This recommendation to the Ghana Health Service is the best advice with the current state of affairs. And all these people will be collaborating the Ghana Health Service to be able to manage it,” Dr Benarkuu stated.
July 03, 2020 15:56 UTC
He also indicated that the inadequate data on unemployment rate makes it difficult to measure jobs created by government. There is a definition of what is unemployment rate, but in Ghana, there is a misconception about unemployment rate,” he said. Prof. Baah-Boateng further explained that workers are required to receive decent remunerations as well as pension contributions. Citing the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) as an example, Prof. Baah-Boateng said “If you do an analysis and break NABCO down, it will be difficult to even categorize it. If you talk about a decent job you expect to have social protection as part of it,” he noted.
July 03, 2020 15:21 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMichael Essien still traumatized by Gyan’s 2010 World Cup penalty missplay videoMichael Essien unable to listen to commentary from the matchGhana’s midfield maestro, Michael Essien is still hunted by Asamoah Gyan’s 2010 World Cup penalty miss against Uruguay. Having scored two penalties at the tournament, Gyan stepped up to kick the penalty but infamously missed and that missed penalty has since become the agony of many Ghanaian football fanatics. The Black Stars eventually lost the penalty kicks after extra-time and were knocked out of the tournament. Many Black Stars players who still harbour the pain of that infamous night in recent times have disclosed how they’ve not been able to forgive the villain Luis Suarez till date. Watch Micheal Essien in the video belowSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 03, 2020 13:41 UTC