Abdul Malik Kweku Baako is advocating the removal of “party elements” from such entities for the country to make headway in its fight against what is locally called as ‘galamsey’. The veteran journalist told Samson Lardy Anyenini on MultiTV/Joy FM’s news analysis show Saturday, that despite the success the president has chalked with his galamsey fight, it is hugely challenged. “This is because of party elements are embedded…there are party people selling concessions and it is on tape…and I hear and read some of them on social media and they are making noise and accusing others,” he said. The documentary, ‘Galamsey Fraud’ revealed that government officials are circumventing measures to curb illegal mining and allowing a company to mine. Mr Kweku Baako suggests there are many others who are stalling President Akufo-Addo’s galamsey fight are happening because of people within the system.
April 20, 2019 17:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comNDC reschedules election of regional executives for new regionsJohnson Asiedu NketiaThe National Democratic Party has announced a change of date for the filing of nominations for regional elections in the newly created regions from 22nd -23rd April to Tuesday 23rd-24th of April. According to the NDC, the previous date coinciding with the Easter holidays is what informed the decision of the party to set a later date. In a statement signed by General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the change of date is to allow prospective aspirant have access to banking and other filing related services. Secondly, for the avoidance of doubt, members are to take note, that decisions made by Regional Executives of the parent regions to assume or contest for positions in the newly created regions, takes effect from 25th May, 2019, when elections have been conducted and officers duly sworn-in in all affected regions. We use this opportunity to wish all aspirants the best of luck.
April 20, 2019 15:56 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comParts of Ghana in darkness due to unstable power supply from GRIDCo - PDSPDS said operational areas in the Southern Zone of the country were affected by the outageGhana’s power provider, Power Distribution Services (PDS) has absolved itself from blame for power outages currently being experienced in most parts of the country Saturday afternoon (April 20). In a statement, PDS said operational areas in the Southern Zone of the country were affected by the outage. PDS said the problem was due to “unstable power supply from GRIDCo.”“The intermittent outages being experienced this afternoon, Saturday 20th April, 2019 throught out PDS operational areas (Southern Zone of Ghana) is due to unstable power supply from GRIDCo”, the statement said. Meanwhile, PDS has assured that power supply will be restored as soon as the situation is normalized. Electricity supply has been inconsistent in most parts of the country in recent times due to different challenges including recent rainstorms.
April 20, 2019 15:56 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: XYZFormer Krachi East MP Wisdom Gidisu bounces back to contest for seatWisdom GidisuTwo term member of Parliament for Krachi East in the Oti Region who lost the 2016 Parliamentary elections has staged a come back to reclaim. Speaking in an interview on Battle Ground on Radio XYZ, Mr Gidisu disclosed to host Oheneba Boamah Bennie that his constituents had been calling him to contest in the constituency primary. Mr Gidisu maintained he can close the votes gap between him and his opponent since former president John Mahama won massively in the constituency in 2016. The former MP is credited with the construction of classroom blocks, water facilities and markets for many communities in the Krachi East constituency as well as facilitating rural electrification projects for numerous villages. While a legislator, Mr Gidisu was able to distribute corn mills to serve about 80 communities in his constituency.
April 20, 2019 15:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comSharubutu@100: Bawuma joins other Muslims to kickstart celebrationsplay videoThe thanksgiving prayer starts a series of programs lined up for the Imam's centenary celebrationVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday joined the National Chief Imam and fellow Muslims at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai for Jummah and a special thanksgiving prayer. The special thanksgiving prayer was to thank the Allah for the blessings bestowed on Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, who turns 100 on Tuesday, April 23. The congregation including the Vice President Bawumia thanked Allah for granting the Chief Imam long life, good health and wisdom. The thanksgiving prayer formally starts a series of programs lined up for the commemoration of the centenary celebrations of Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu. The special guest for the lecture is Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia with a number of national leaders, including some former Presidents, also expected to attend.
April 20, 2019 15:11 UTC
But she had links… Serious links from bottom up. A police officer once called an editor and tried to arrange a meeting for over a story we were going to do. In the bush she was protected by military personnel. But she had links… Serious links from bottom up. In the bush she was protected by military personnel.
April 20, 2019 15:11 UTC
Business News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comGovernment, Labour agree to build consensus on development issuesThe partnership, among other things, would create a platform to analyse key development issuesGovernment, Organised Labour and Ghana Employers Association, on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote national consensus on development issues. A19-member council has been tasked with working towards deepening and sustaining the country’s macroeconomic gains for rapid economic growth. Consequently, it would provide a platform for building a sense of cohesion, trust and self-management as well as ensure frank discussions on issues to champion development. “It would inculcate the culture of cooperation among workers, employers and Government to ensure industrial peace and maintain Ghana’s international competitiveness to drive industrial transformation,” Mr Ofori-Atta added. However, the new social partnership would allow for formalisation of that engagement and broaden the scope beyond the narrow confines of minimum-wage setting to overall economic and social development, which would culminate in ensuring prosperity for all Ghanaians.
April 20, 2019 13:41 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comParliament requests input from Ghanaians on anti-vigilantism BillParliament HouseThe Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has called for the input of Ghanaians in the vigilantism and related offence Bill which has been laid before parliament for consideration. President Akufo-Addo has caused an anti-vigilantism and related offences bill to be laid before Parliament while the NDC and the NPP are also engaged in bi-partisan talks aimed at disbanding vigilante groups. In a press release, the committee requested a written memorandum from the general public with respect to the Bill. President Akufo-Addo declared that his government will use legislation to address political vigilantism if the two main political parties fail to resolve it through dialogue. NPP, NDC agree to end political vigilantismThe two major political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) met to dialogue and find out ways to end political vigilantism in the country.
April 20, 2019 13:07 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: Graphic.com.gh‘Royalty is still relevant in modern state administration’ - Awoamefia’s solidarity message to AsanteheneHis Royal Majesty Torgbi Sri III, the Awoamefia of Anlo KingdomMessage of solidarity from the Awoamefia of Anlo Kingdom, HRM Torgbi Sri III, on the occasion of the celebration of the 20th coronation of the Asantehene Osei Tutu II the King of Asante Kingdom. On this day all over our country and the world we cannot but admire both the steps taken by His Royal Majesty to better the lives of His people and others in our country. An important lesson we have learnt over the 20 years of your reign is that “Royalty is still Relevant in the Administration of the Modern State.”For good governance to advance, chieftaincy must advance. Your recent invitation extended to me as the Special Guest of Honour for the 2018 Akwasidae Festival clearly demonstrated the high esteem you hold the Anlo Kingdom and its Awoamefia. Long live the Asante KingdomLong live the Anlo Asante AllianceLong live Ghana.
April 20, 2019 12:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: citinewsroom.comThree arrested for illegally selling PDS meters in KumasiThe three suspects are in custodyThe Prosecution and Revenue Protection Units of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) in the Ashanti Region have arrested three persons including a middle-aged woman for engaging in the illegal sale of meters in Kumasi. The suspects; Aisha Abubakar, 39, Tampoli Bako, 37, and Paul Asolo, 29 are in custody while the fourth suspect, Osman Abubakar is currently on the run. They then feigned interest to buy the meters from Tampoli Bako and the team arrested him when he turned up at a location in the Kumasi metropolis. Upon interrogation, the suspect led the team to his supplier, Paul Asolo who also took the team to the residence of Aisha Abubakar. And everywhere this thing is ongoing”, he saidHe indicated that the installations of such illegal meters are not captured in the company’s database and it is difficult to bill users of those meters at the end of the month.
April 20, 2019 11:15 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: classfmonline.comVib-Sanziri death: UN consoles Akufo-Addo, GhanaSecretary-General of the United Nations, António GuterresThe Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has consoled the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the entire country, on the sudden death of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri, the Ghanaian Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). In a telephone conversation with President Akufo-Addo on Friday, 19th April, 2019, António Guterres described the late Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri as a fine military officer, who distinguished himself with distinction. In 2014, he was appointed Director-General for Joint Operations, General Headquarters. Major General Vib-Sanziri’s extensive peacekeeping experience includes deployments to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in 1988 and 1991, United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1993 and 1994 and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in 2007. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and General Staff College, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
April 20, 2019 11:15 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: www.Ghanaweb.comOsafo-Maafo must apologise for ‘avoidable gaffe’ – Kweku BaakoAbdul Malik Kweku Baako JnrAs the backlash over recent comments by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, on Aisha Huang rages on, a veteran journalist has urged him to make a public apology. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr said the best way Mr Osafo-Maafo can quell public anger over his “avoidable gaffe” at a public engagement in the United States would be for him to admit he made a bad call. “Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company. The matter ended,” he said, adding that instead of an economic explanation, the Senior Minister should have simply stuck to the law. “It is true that jailing one person, Aisha Huang, in this case, will not resolve Ghana’s economic problems.
April 20, 2019 10:52 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: awakenewsonline.comNobeko-Sankore road not in NDC Green Book; you’re a liar – B/A NDC tells Akufo-AddoThe NDC has accused Akufo-Addo of pelting lies on NDC over ‘construction’ of Nobeko-Sankore roadThe opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region has descended heavily on President Akufo-Addo over his comments about the ‘construction’ of Nobeko-Sankore road. They said, the President statement that the NDC deceived Ghanaians with records in its ‘Green Book’ that Nobeko-Sankore road was tarred. John Dramani Mahama.”They denied that there is no mention of the said road in the NDC Green Book as claimed by President Akufo-Addo. They concluded “What one single thing can President Akufo-Addo point to after borrowing GH¢53 billion within two (2) years? What one single thing can President Akufo-Addo point to after borrowing GH¢53 billion within two (2) years?
April 20, 2019 10:18 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: kasapafmonline.comAisha Huang comment: Minority to file vote of censure against Senior MinisterSenior Minister, Yaw Osafo MaafoThe Minority in Parliament has threatened to pass a Ministerial censure on the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo over his justification of the Akufo Addo government’s decision to deport Chinese galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang and not rather prosecute her. Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company. Putting that lady (Aisha) in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your economic problems. But the Ranking Member on Parliamentary Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs, Inusah Fuseini in an interview stated that the comments made by the Senior Minister are unfortunate and embarrassing for which reason he must be sanctioned. We must not encourage any Minister not even the President to bend the laws of this country with impunity.”
April 20, 2019 09:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 20 April 2019Source: www.Ghanaweb.comHammer and Fiat Africa Ghana deliver on promise, gives car to #FiatKwahuChallenge winnerDennis Quartey gets to use the car for the Easter FestivityThe Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Fiat Africa, Edward Nana Poku Osei (Hammer) has handed a 2018 Fiat Tipo vehicle to Dennis Quartey, winner of the ‘Fiat Kwahu Challenge’. Mr. Quartey topped with most likes after posting a photo of a Fiat Tipo sedan on his Instagram page within the stipulated period for the contest. At a presentation ceremony held at the Accra Mall, Friday, Quartey begun his trip to Kwahu for the Easter celebration as he drove the posh automobile with excitement. Hammer, together with his team sought to spice this year’s up by giving a lucky winner a luxury car for the trip. I just hope he takes good care of himself and I wish him a great fiat experience" said Hammer.
April 20, 2019 08:37 UTC