This follows the obvious disregard for safety protocols at Sir John’s funeral which was held about two weeks ago. Speaking in an interview on Citi News which was monitored by GhanaWeb, Dr Nsiah-Asare said most people who attended the funeral were in face masks so he believes no harm was caused. It’s unfortunate, but we are also watching and studying the situation to see that there is no adverse effects. This was after videos from the funeral which went viral, showed more than the directed 100 persons for funerals in attendance. Many attendees captured in videos were not in masks.
June 13, 2021 17:26 UTC
This announcement comes even after the National Labour Commission (NLC) asked the association to suspend the strike action and appear before it on Wednesday, June 16. TUTAG first announced the partial strike of Friday, June 11 asking its members not to teach, invigilate, mark examination papers, submit results and attend meetings of the Technical Universities. He said calling off the strike or continuing it will be determined by the outcome of the association’s meeting with NLC on Wednesday. “In fact, calling on a strike or calling off a strike is not as easy as switching on an electricity bulb. The TUTAG President stressed that claims that Covid-19 has grossly impacted the economy is no justification for denying them their economic rights.
June 13, 2021 17:15 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: peacefmonline.comFormer Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye has disclosed how Ghana dodged the third wave of COVID-19, even though countries like India were experiencing it. Speaking in a panel discussion on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Dr Okoe Boye narrated how testing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) served as a 'net'; sifting through the passengers arriving. Meanwhile, passengers who arrive at KIA are subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test. According to the former Deputy Minister of Health, 308 of those passengers tested positive in April 2021 alone. "Another thing that helped us is the net at the airport which caught a lot of the positive cases...308 plus positive cases were reported at the airport in April alone.
June 13, 2021 16:30 UTC
Dubbed "We-Matter Project” the 33-month project is being financed by Ghana Somubi Dwumadie (Ghana Participation Programme), a four-year disability programme, with a specific focus on mental health at a cost of GHC1.65 million. She said it would also help increase the use of positive disability and mental health language in the two regions and improve enforcement of Ghana's Disability and Mental health policies and laws by duty-bearers. He said societal barriers were major factors militating against the progress of PWDs, including people with mental health conditions, therefore, there was the need for behavioural change. Mr Krakani called on all and sundry to support the project to help address stigma and discrimination against PWDs, including people with mental health conditions and also promote their rights. However, he said, the issue of negative attitude, stigma and discrimination against PWDs including people with mental health conditions persisted, thus the need for stringent measures to curb it.
June 13, 2021 16:30 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• The Customs Division of the Airport has began training in line with efforts to equip its staff with skills to examine goods that go through the airport• The senior revenue officer in charge of communications and public affairs at the Airport Customs, Paakow Ekumah, said the training will focus on scanning and image analysis, dangerous goods among other things• The use of Artificial Intelligence to enhance efficiency is the aim of the trainingThe Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has started a training program for its over 250 staffs as part of efforts towards improving its operations at the Kotoka International Airport. According to a senior revenue officer in charge of communications and public affairs at the Airport Customs, Paakow Ekumah, the initiative forms part of his outfit’s commitment towards improving its effectiveness and efficiency at the country’s airports. He said this will help improve its staffs’ skills in properly examining goods and luggage that come and go through the airport with the use of scanners while reducing the time spent by passengers during the processes at the airport. “We are able to look through, we are able to get exactitude when we are doing examinations now since the number of scanners in the country has been increased. So it is not a new system we are introducing, it is a wave that is an enrichment of customs processes all around the world.
June 13, 2021 15:11 UTC
Business News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comAmplified, a social marketing project by the Ministry of Information that seeks to highlights and promotes young Ghanaian entrepreneurs has shortlisted 258 young entrepreneurs, Head of Social Media and Digital Innovation at the Ministry, Nathaniel Alpha has said. “Our focus in season one of the Project Amplified is to use the Ministry’s social media assets and that of some social media influencers to promote about 20 businesses, hence we estimated to receive about 100 requests from young entrepreneurs. The Ministry of Information will on Friday, June 11, 2021, air the first of series of videos that shows the Minister of Information, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng visiting and interacting with young Ghanaian entrepreneurs in order to help them amplify their works to attract more patronage from Ghanaians. Amplified is a social marketing project by the Ministry of Information that seeks to help young Ghanaians reach larger audiences with their entrepreneurial activities, social causes and mentoring programs.
June 13, 2021 14:26 UTC
Soccer News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: ghanasoccernet.comThe race for the Ghana Premier League title continues this weekend on matchday 29 as Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak engage in tricky ties. Asante Kotoko defeated AshantiGold SC by a lone goal at the Len Clay Sports Stadium. It is a must-win game for the two Ghana Premier League giants who are in the race for the league title. Inter Allies are battling to survive relegation and will try to avoid another defeat against Asante Kotoko. Week 29 fixturesFridayElmina Sharks vs Eleven WondersSundayKing Faisal vs Great OlympicsBechem United vs Berekum ChelseaWAFA vs DreamsAshantiGold vs Ebusua DwarfsAduana Stars vs LibertyKarela United vs Legon CitiesHearts of Oak vs MedeamaInter Allies vs Asante Kotoko
June 13, 2021 14:15 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe 2020 flagbearer of the All People’s Congress, Hassan Ayariga, will be on this week’s episode of The Lowdown to discuss issues on the Saglemi Housing project, #Fixthecountry campaign, coronavirus vaccination, among others. He also noted that the western powers were only using Africans as guinea pigs to test the vaccine’s efficacy. “Ghana is the first country to take the vaccine, the president went and they gave him malaria vaccine and you call it corona vaccine, that was not corona vaccine. I’m sure he took malaria vaccine, that’s politics for you,” he submitted. Make a date with Nii Akwei Akwei and Hassan Ayariga for an intriguing and insightful conversation on Monday, June 14, 2021.
June 13, 2021 14:03 UTC
General News of Monday, 14 June 2021Source: starrfm.com.ghAmplified, a social marketing project by the Ministry of Information that seeks to highlight and promote young Ghanaian entrepreneurs has shortlisted 258 young entrepreneurs, Head of Social Media and Digital Innovation at the Ministry, Nathaniel Alpha has said. “From the request, we have received so far, it is clear that the young entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities to promote their businesses, and we at the Ministry of Information led by our Minister, Hon. The Ministry of Information will on Friday, June 11, 2021, air the first of series of videos that shows the Minister of Information, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng visiting and interacting with young Ghanaian entrepreneurs in order to help them amplify their works to attract more patronage from Ghanaians. Amplified is a social marketing project by the Ministry of Information that seeks to help young Ghanaians reach larger audiences with their entrepreneurial activities, social causes, and mentoring programs.
June 13, 2021 13:52 UTC
Speaking on Neat FM, Owusu Bempah confessed to having encountered TB Joshua once on phone. The message was that TB Joshua wanted to speak with me so we spoke on phone. Kweku Bonsam 'wins' spiritual battle against TBGhanaian traditional priest, Kwaku Bonsam, also claimed to have killed TB Joshua a week before his 58th birthday. For Kwaku Bonsam, it’s a time for jubilation because he has defeated TB Joshua in a spiritual battle. "He (TB Joshua) was my mentor and when we talk about the pure and undiluted gift, that was what he had.
Entertainment of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Kelvyn Boy drove audience wild with two of his hit singles ‘Momo’ and ‘Yawa’• The audience sang and danced along to his thrilling stage performance• The afrobeat singer introduced dynamism into his live band performance at the concertThe Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) was charged to its fullest when Ghanaian Afrobeats musician, Kelvyn Boy, mounted the stage to perform three of his popular hit tracks at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA’s) Xperience concert on June 12, 2021. Backed by a solid live band team, the ‘Afrobeat beast’ energetically delivered his popular hit singles; Yawa and Momo which he managed to fuse into one. His style of transitioning from one song to the other coupled with the mixture of high-life and a fast tempo beat drove the audience wild as they got off their seats to dance along to the banging tunes. Kelvyn Boy performed alongside other VGMA nominees including Adina, Amerado, Kwesi Arthur, Celestine Donkor, Kuami Eugene, Camidoh, Kweku Flick and many others. Watch the video below:
He made submissions relative to coronavirus testing at the Kotoka International Airport, on Joy FM’s news analysis program, News File, on June 12, 2021. “People use crisis in this country as opportunity for grand corruption. “If you look at COVID as we speak, COVID funds are unaccounted for. People just use crisis as opportunity for corruption and over and over again we see it happening and we have to figure out how to stop that. “And as for the airport, it is just somebody creating an opportunity for somebody and maybe in due course more information will come up,” he added.
To him, no government possesses a magic wand that could easily transform the economy and as such the #FixTheCountry agenda should be revisited and revised. Mr. Kufuor in an interview on Kofi TV said Ghana is still depending on the same resources it had 64 years ago which makes it difficult because the country’s population keeps expanding. “When did we finish fixing the nation that all of a sudden we are acting as through it was once fixed and someone destroy it? He said the country is currently suffering from its decision to introduce certain foreign culture and practices without subjecting it to proper scrutiny first. We should stop saying fix the country as though there is a magic wand we could just cast and everything will be better,” he established.
June 13, 2021 13:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 13 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Former President Kufuor has stated that Ghanaians are rebellious because of pre-independence experiences• He said for the fear of history repeating itself, Ghanaians build up defences• According to the two-time president, Ghanaians will go to the extreme to fight anyone who threatens their freedomFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has attributed the rebellious nature of Ghanaians to the lasting effect of colonization and bitter slave trade encounters. Then all of a sudden, they are being forced to succumb to foreigners, a new entity. No, they will remain rebellious," the former president said in an interview on Kofi TV. The ex-president added that despite the recalcitrant nature of Ghanaians, they are homely and distinct as compared to most countries. Watch Mr. Kufuor’s interview with Kofi TV below
June 13, 2021 12:56 UTC
According to the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge, the suspects upon seeing the Police, attempted to escape and run into a nearby thick bush. She said the Police in the process of arresting the suspects opened fire which ended up hitting one of them. “After a short while, the suspects emerged again; this time from another direction of the forest to continue their operation. The suspect after being hit by the bullet was rushed to the Police Hospital for treatment but has been discharged and handed over to the police. This is the fifth time suspected robbers have been arrested on the stretch in one week, following several complaints of robbery attacks by road users.
June 13, 2021 12:45 UTC