• NPP gurus angry with Akufo-Addo galamsey pledge

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: alhajjnewspaper.com President Akufo-Addo Some leading members of the New Patriotic Party are seething with rage over President Akufo-Addo’s pledge to “put his presidency on the line” as his commitment to end illegal small scale mining popularly called “galamsey”, in Ghana. According to the peeved NPP bigwigs, the President’s comment could court hatred for the party and that could truncate the governing party’s stay in power after the next general elections in 2020. Though the NPP kingpins are not against President Akufo-Addo’s pledge to fight galamsey, they noted...
  • SADA to become Northern Development Authority

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: thebftonline.com Restructuring SADA into NDA is to uplift people from poverty and also minimize inequality Ten-member regional teams for the Implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have been inaugurated in Tamale, to help curb the high poverty rate in the Savannah ecological zone. The teams are to aid in the restructuring of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) into the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to uplift people from poverty and also minimize inequality among socio-economic...
  • GRA, EOCO partner to combat financial crimes

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: thbftonline.com The partnership between the two institutions is aimed at identifying and blocking revenue loopholes The government has expressed its strong commitment to combating illicit financial flows arising from money laundering, bribery, corruption, tax evasion and other financial crimes. The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti said: “At the political level, I can say that we have the commitment of the Presidency itself. “The President and his Vice are committed to fighting corruption and one thing that encourages me most is that...
  • Fidelity bank shows interest in government's NEIP

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: citibusinessnews.com Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Jim Baiden Some financial institutions in the country have expressed their readiness to assist government in the disbursement of the ten million dollars provided as seed capital for the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) to support entrepreneurs. The fund, which was launched last week by President Akufo-Addo with a seed capital of ten million dollars is aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Jim Baiden commended...
  • Mubarak Wakaso begins preseason with new club Deportivo Alaves

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: citifmonline.com Mubarak Wakaso Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has begun pre-season training with his new Spanish side Deportivo Alaves. Wakaso, who joined the Vitoria-Gasteiz-based club on a three-year deal on Monday after terminating his contract with Greek giants Panathinaikos, has already commenced training with the side as they sharpen the rough edges ahead of the Spanish Liga Santander. The 26-year-old is expected to help Luis Zubeilda’s side improve their last season’s ninth place finish. The Glorious one took to twitter to welcome the player to their training camp...
  • Akufo- Addo’s advisors don’t wish him well – George Loh

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: atinkaonline.com George Loh Former Member of Parliament for North Dayi, George Loh, has asserted that President Akufo- Addo’s Tuesday’s encounter with the media was untimely and that those who advised the president to meet the media yesterday do not like him. Speaking to Bismark Brown, host of Atinka TV’s morning show dubbed “Ghana Nie”, the lawyer indicated that President Akufo- Addo has been in office for only six months have done nothing and he sees no reason for him to have called on the media. “For me,...
  • Economists highly confident of single digit inflation in 2018

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: citibusinessnews.com Some economists are positive Ghana will attain single digit inflation by next year Some economists are positive Ghana will attain single digit inflation by next year. According to them, key indicators such as declining inflation and other fiscal conditions as well as the stable currency regime, could help attain single digit inflation in the future. The Bank of Ghana is optimistic of achieving a single digit inflation of 8 percent plus or minus 2. Although the central bank has missed the timeline for this target a...
  • Register innovations to attract global funds – GIPC boss

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: thebftonline.com The Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, Yoofi Grant For innovators and creators to attract capital from global funds, they must endeavour to register their innovations with the necessary authorities, locally and internationally, Yoofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has said. “There is the issue of innovators not registering their innovations. We still have a lot of work to do in absorbing the innovations on the continent into the global world and until we can actually get them to register, they...
  • EC Boss in trouble

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: todaygh.com Charlotte Osei is Chairperson Electoral Commission Flagstaff House, the seat of government, yesterday confirmed receiving a petition from some workers of the Electoral Commission (EC) demanding for the impeachment of the Electoral Commissioner (EC) for gross misbehaviour. The confirmation was made by Communications Director at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin. The 27-point petition contains, among others, allegations of misbehavior and mismanagement made against the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs. Charlotte Osei. The petition, signed by a private legal practitioner, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, who is counsel for the...
  • Attorney General drops charges against Volta ‘separatists’

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: atinkaonline.com Volta Region became part of Ghana after a Plebecite Seven members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, the group seeking autonomy in the Volta Region (Trans -Volta Togoland) have been bonded to six months’ good behavior by a Ho Circuit Court This was after the Attorney General filed a motion at the court to drop treason and felony charges against them. The group had been calling for the secession of the Volta Region and other parts of the Northern and Upper East Regions from Ghana to...
  • Free Zones baits 2 banks into off shore operations

    Business News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: thebftonline.com The Ghana Free Zones Board is focused on enabling the establishment of free zones in Ghana The Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) is in discussion with two commercial banks in the country to set up off shore banking operations to serve the many companies operating as Free Zone enterprises in the country. Michael Okyere Baafi, Executive Secretary of the GFZB said : “The Board is talking to two (2) Banks in the country to set up an offshore bank operating as a Free Zone entity. This...
  • Asiedu Nketia mocks Nana Addo's free SHS

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: rainbowradioonline.com General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress Johnson Asiedu Nketia The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has mocked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s free senior high school policy. The president on Tuesday told journalists that he will look foolish and extremely dishonest if he is unable to implement the flagship education programme. The policy is a high priority on government policies and it was not a promise to hoodwink Ghanaians as suggested by some critics, Nana said on Tuesday. Answering a...
  • NDC speaks today

    Politics of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: 3news.com Some NDC functionaries The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will address a press conference today, Thursday, July 20 at the party’s headquarters in Adabraka, Accra. The conference will be addressed by National Chairman Kofi Portuphy, who is also the current leader of the party. The address is expected to touch on national issues, especially give the party’s assessment of the first six months of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s presidency. Invited journalists will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions. Big wigs of the party are also expected to...
  • Self-styled pastor dupes 4,000 people in Sekondi/Takoradi

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: Graphic.com.gh A self-acclaimed Man of God Apostle Joel Amenu A self-acclaimed Man of God at the centre of a multi-faceted scam that has rocked the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis has been arrested by the police. Scores of alleged victims of Apostle Joel Amenu (the suspect) rushed to the police station to lodge complaints against him when news broke that he had been arrested. Apostle Amenu is alleged to have defrauded hundreds of people and institutions in the metropolis of money said to be in the hundreds of thousands of...
  • IGP charges community policing unit to remain resolute

    Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu The Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu has encouraged personnel of the Community Policing Unit to remain resolute in the discharge of their constitutional mandate to protect lives and properties. At an interaction with the unit at Tesano in Accra on Wednesday, June 19, the IGP said the top hierarchy of the Service shares the pain that officers of the Unit are enduring following the shooting incident leading to the death of Constable Daniel Owusu and injury to Constable Gibrill Alhassan, their colleagues. The encouragement of the...
  • Schalke consider re-signing Chelsea's Baba Rahman

    The German club is considering bringing the left-back back to the Veltins-Arena Baba Rahman could return to Schalke on loan at the end of August as the German club monitor his recovery at Chelsea ahead of the new season, Goal understands. The Ghanaian needed surgery after he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury last season at the African Cup of Nations against Uganda. Chelsea have had meetings with the full-back as he steps up his training with ball work at Cobham Training Centre and will consider an approach from the Bundesliga club, so he can...
  • Maritzburg United beats Sundowns to Richard Ofori's signature

    Ofori joins United from Ghanaian Premier League side Wa All Stars Maritzburg United have announced the signing of Ghana International Richard Ofori. The Black Stars goalkeeper was reportedly on the radar of Mamelodi Sundowns for quite some time, and it was previously reported that they had revived their interest in the 23-year-old after Wayne Sandilands departed the club in favour of a move to Orlando Pirates. Nonetheless, the Team of Choice has swooped in and secured the services of Ofori on a three-year deal with an option to renew for a further year. Ofori joins...
  • Joseph Lamptey turns to CAS to rescue refereeing career

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: citifmonline.com Joseph Lamptey Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has not given up his career as the Court of Arbitration for Sports will hear his case on 25 July as he seeks to overturn his life-time ban. World Football governing body FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee banned Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football- related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life. He was found guilty of breaching art. 69 par. 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the...
  • Hearts of Oak backroom staff unpaid for 5 months

    Frank Nuttal training with the players The entire technical team of Accra Hearts of Oak including head coach Frank Nuttal have not been paid their for five months. The members of the technical team last received their salaries in February. Public Relations Officer of the club Kwame Opare Addo confirmed the shocking development to Citi-Sports and says management of the club is working hard to resolve the issue. “Let me admit that salaries have not been paid, but management is still working on it,” he said. “We are taking care of it, and we always...
  • Agric Ministry releases more chemicals to combat army worms

    Over one thousand literes of chemicals have been released by government through the Agric Ministry Over one thousand literes of chemicals have been released by government through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to help fight fall army worms in Upper West region. Hudu Abu, the Upper West regional crop officer said the chemicals have been dispatched to all eleven districts of the region with more than 50 personnel of MOFA deployed to assist farmers administer the chemicals. According to him, “the government has listened to the cry of farmers in the region by...
  • Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation report

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: primenewsgh.com Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation levels among all lower middle-income countries Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation levels among all lower middle-income countries, although richer than a lot. That’s according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), David Duncan. He said the nation was one of the lowest in terms of access to sanitation worldwide and that it was rather ironic she sunk lower than countries recovering from wars. Mr Duncan was addressing Municipal and District Chief Executives,...
  • We’ll accept 43 new cars if contract is proper – Mustapha Hamid

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: citifmonline.com Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister of Information The Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid has hinted government may have to accept the 43 vehicles ordered by the erstwhile Mahama regime, if it is established that there was a proper contract. Currently in transit in Dubai, the vehicles were ordered a few days before the then government left office. Speaking on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News, Mr. Hamid said government will accept the vehicles if it discovers the contract was transparent enough. “The last time I spoke with...
  • We have not settled on a date to resume training – Kotoko Coach

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: footballmadeinghana.com Steve Polack Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack says he has not yet decided when his team will officially start training after the accident last week. Polack pointed out that his players have been visiting him and it is possible they will sit down in the coming days to settle on the training date. “I do not actually know the time we will start training officially but I and my players and the management will sit down and decide by the end of the week,” Polack...
  • Most skillful player: George Weah picks Okocha over Abedi Pele

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com George Oppong Weah Former world’s best player, George Oppong Weah believes ex-Nigerian international Austin Jay Jay Okocha is more skillful player than Ghana’s Abedi Pele. According to the former AC Milan great, he came nowhere to the Nigerian in terms of being artful with the ball at his feet despite his revered status in world football. “Abedi is a strong player, he’s a creative player but Jay Jay is more skillful. Even me, Jay Jay has more techniques than me. All the things that Jay Jay...
  • YEA to pay arrears July ending

    General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: classfmonline.com Authorities say mechanisms are in place to prevent future delays The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has revealed that arrears owed beneficiaries will be paid before August 2017. “The first tranche was paid in June with the second being processed for payment by the end of July 2017,” a statement from the YEA PRO, Mohammed Awal, indicated on Wednesday July 19. Mr Awal explained that payment of beneficiaries’ allowance, as earlier communicated, was suspended in March for an audit and a head count of beneficiaries which...
  • Hearts of Oak downplays Abednego Tetteh link

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com Abednego Tetteh Hearts of Oak have denied attempts to sign former Bechem United striker Abednego Tetteh. Tetteh’s future at Sudanese side Al Hilal is in balance after he was released by the club following their inability to progress from the Group stage of the CAF Champions League. But reports from the North African country claimed Hilal had rescinded their decision and want him back. Tetteh wants to return to the Ghana Premier League with Hearts being a possible destination. “The recommendations must first come from the...
  • The impasse at GFA and Sports Ministry will affect Kwesi Appiah – Kwabena Yeboah

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: footballmadeinghana.com Kwabena Yeboah The President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, Kwabena Yeboah has hinted that the disjointed front of the Youth and Sports Ministry and the GFA will be the biggest problem for the second coming of Kwesi Appiah. The veteran sports writer is convinced that things will not go well for Kwesi Appiah if the numerous impasse within the top hierarchy of the Ministry as well as the GFA are not resolved. “Black Stars is the biggest brand and if we are not careful...
  • Richard Ofori joins South African side Maritzburg United

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com Richard Ofori South African side Maritzburg United have completed the signing of Ghana international goalkeeper Richard Ofori. The 23-year-old, who is the current Black Stars number one, arrives in KwaZulu-Natal having also been linked with Mamelodi Sundowns in recent weeks. “MUFC confirm the signing of Ghanaian goalkeeper on a three-year contract with a further option,” United said in a brief statement on Thursday. He is a ready-made replacement for Namibian international Virgil Vries, who departed the club at the end of last season. Ofori has started...
  • Hearts of Oak joins Kotoko to mark one week observation of late Thomas Asare

    The club made a donation to the family of Thomas Asare. Hearts of Oak joined brothers Asante Kotoko to mark the One Week observation of their late equipment officer Thomas Asare Obeng at Esreso in the Ashanti Region. Corporate Affairs Manager Kwaku Sakyi Quashie, Communications Manager Kwame Opare-Addo, National Chapters Committee and Ashanti Regional Chapters Committee Executives were at the residence of the late Kotoko Equipment Manager to join the Kotoko family in mourning. The Hearts family continued to render their support to their brothers, a week after the tragic accident involving the Kotoko team...
  • Kwesi Nyantakyi among World’s 50 most powerful men in football

    Sports News of Thursday, 20 July 2017 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com Kwesi Nyantakyi CAF First Vice President and Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been ranked as 46th most influential football personality on the world. Football is big business a global sport with multiple leagues and teams and international competitions all vying for your attention (and money). But who wields the most influence in the game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport? ESPN FC has ranked the top 50 movers and shakers in the game,the top...

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