Politics of Sunday, 20 September 2020Source: rainbowradioonline.comWhy cry over the GH¢100K filing fee when you charged GH¢400K? Henry Herbert Lartey, Presidential candidate of the GCPPThe presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey has asked political parties and aspirants who are complaining about the GHc100,000 filing fee to withdraw from the contest if they can not afford. Dr. Lartey said some political parties charged GHc400,000 as filing fees during their internal primaries but are slamming the Electoral Commission (EC) for charging this figure. The EC he suggested has the constitutional mandate to peg the figure at an amount that is reasonable. To him, he was expecting the figure to have reached GHc800,000 due to the amount charged by some political parties when they organized their primaries.
September 20, 2020 09:11 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 20 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMahama pleads with Nananom to caution NPP over electoral violenceFormer President John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pleaded with Nananom to caution the president and the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) over possible electoral violence. According to him, the NDC is known in the history of Ghanaian politics as a peaceful party, and there is no way violence has been associated with the party. Mahama, speaking to the chiefs and people of the Bono Region during his campaign tour stated: “The NDC are known to be peaceful. You won’t see the NDC engaging in violent activity but [our] opponents are known to be violent. We [NDC] won’t bring trouble,” he added.
September 20, 2020 06:33 UTC
General News of Sunday, 20 September 2020Source: Ghana GuardianAgyapa demo blocked but others were allowed to protest over social media comment - A PlusA PlusPolitical activist and critic of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly called A Plus, has reacted to a Court order restraining the Alliance for Social Equity and Accountability (ASEPA) from going ahead with a demonstration exercise to protest the controversial Agyapa Royalties agreement. The civil society group, had planned to hit the streets of Accra on Monday, September 21, 2020, to register its displeasure over the said deal that seeks to monetize Ghana’s gold royalties. But the Ghana Police Service through the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has secured a High Court order to block the planned demonstration. Isaac Adongo and subsequently shared by former President, John Dramani Mahama. “The IGP has run to the high court with an Exparte to secure an injunction against the Agyapa Demo in this same country where a group of people were allowed to demonstrate because of a social media comment.”, he wrote on his Facebook page sighted by Ghana Guardian.
September 19, 2020 22:52 UTC
Let me first point out here that there is absolutely nothing wrong with Ghanaian and Nigerian traders mutually and healthily and progressively expanding their respective commercial spheres of influence into one another’s territory. Now, we know for a fact that it is not necessarily the case that the Ghanaian trader, somehow, lacks the requisite commercial skills and genius to effectively compete with their Nigerian counterparts. Rather, as I clearly see it, the problem is one of the disparate national characters of traders of the two countries. Which is why it behooves the Ghana government to tread very carefully by not letting the Nigerians unhealthily and immorally cannibalize the Ghanaian national commercial temperament and unique character. You see, it has not been a simple matter of the average Ghanaian entrepreneur’s not being able to effectively compete against his/her Nigerian counterpart.
September 19, 2020 21:18 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comYoung Professional Role Model awards nominations openedFile photoNominations for the 11th edition of Young Professional Role Model (YPRM) awards 2020 has been opened, organisers have stated. The 11th edition of YPRM awards is extended to include nominees from Africa Region. Professional Leadership: the individual, group or organization must demonstrate leadership in his or her/their business, entrepreneurship or profession which inspires creativity and drive value for the humanity. Personal Leadership: the individual, group or organization must serve as a Role Model for young people. The overall Young Professional Role Models and Honorary Role Model awardees will be presented with theirs awards during the 11th Transform Summit in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday November 04, 2020.
September 19, 2020 20:26 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 20 September 2020Source: Class FM14K of 21K missing voters 'suddenly' reappear after my alarm – Ashaiman MPErnest Henry Norgbey, Ashaiman MPAshaiman MP Ernest Henry Norgbey has said the Electoral Commission is claiming to have restored 14,000 of some 21,000 missing names that allegedly vanished from the voter roll in his constituency. “One needs not be told that this is an agenda by the Electoral Commission to disenfranchise a lot of people, especially those within areas perceived as strongholds of the NDC”, he alleged. The opposition lawmaker, however, announced that after meeting the EC on the matter, two-thirds of the missing names have reappeared. “They actually challenge my figure when I raised the concerns but in less than 24 hours, they have managed to restore about 14,000 names, including mine. The EC’s Public Affairs Director, Mrs Sylvia Annor, earlier disputed the claims of the MP, insisting his name was on the register and that no 21,000 names had disappeared.
September 19, 2020 20:15 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: Ghana GuardianGhana’s Schlupp marks 100th Crystal Palace appearance with an assist in Old Trafford triumphSchlupp, Jordan Ayew and Townsend celebrate after a goalGhanaian international Jeffery Schlupp marked his 100th appearance for Crystal Palace with an assist in his side's 3-1 Premier League victory over Manchester United at the Old Trafford on Saturday. Incidentally, the scorer was also marking his 300th Premier League appearance. Crystal Palace managed to take that early lead into the halftime break despite completing the first half with only 25% of the possession. Schlupp saw 75 minutes of action for Palace before been substituted for Nigerian Eberechi Eze while compatriot Jordan Ayew played 81 minutes. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 19, 2020 19:30 UTC
The said post by the Ghanaian actress had the inscription “soon I shall become a memory.. waiting to be erased”. Reacting to the reports, Moesha says the post was not even about herself but it was to mourn a friend she has lost. According to Moesha she is enjoying life and has plans committing suicide is not on her to-do list. “I’m currently in Tarkwa working on a movie. I want to assure everyone that I’m doing fine and that post was meant for a departed friend”, she said.
September 19, 2020 18:22 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMahama enstooled as Nkosuohene at Apesika in Bono RegionNDC Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama enstooled as NkosuoheneFormer President John Dramani Mahama has been enstooled as chief in the Apesika Traditional Area in the Bono East Region. “Under the stool name Nana Beyeman Kwame Ababio I, Mr Mahama was taken through the customary rites by the Chief of Jema and Kyidomhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Council, Nana Amponsah Gyan II. “The chief was however unhappy that the projects started during the Mahama administration has been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government. Mr Mahama is currently on a three-day tour in the region as he prepares for the December elections on the 7th. Read the full statement below:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
September 19, 2020 18:22 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comKyekyewere accident: Truck driver remanded in police custodyplay videoPolice officers at the scene of the accidentCorrespondence from Eastern RegionThe driver of the DAF articulated truck that caused Tuesday's fatal accident which claimed 16 lives at Kyekyewere, near Suhum in the Eastern Region has been remanded into police custody. Police in Suhum say the driver was apprehended the same day of the accident and processed for court. According to the Suhum District Police Commander, Superintendent Joseph Owusu, the driver has since been remanded to reappear before court on September 27. The commander, speaking to Ghanaweb at Kyekyewere, also hinted that the police was as well waiting for further advice from the Attorney General's office for subsequent action. "Now we have to build up a standard docket and forward same to the Attorney General's office for advice.
September 19, 2020 17:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com4 vehicles, one motorcycle involved in accident on Kumasi roadFile photoFour vehicles and a motorcycle have been mangled after they were involved in a near-gory road accident on the Accra-Kumasi highway. According to the Daily Graphic newspaper, the accident occurred between Konongo and the Bomfa Junction of the highway on Saturday, September 19, 2020. “No serious injuries or deaths were recorded during the crash apart from a passenger who was injured in the leg and was taken to the hospital,” the online portal of the state-owned newspaper. The accident resulted in heavy vehicular traffic, on that section, taking the intervention of two military personnel who arrived at the scene to direct traffic. "No police personnel were at the scene at the time Graphic Online arrived around 10:40 am," the news portal reported.
September 19, 2020 17:15 UTC
General News of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBottom-up development is the best - Keta NCCEFile photo of NCCE logoMiss Lina Elinam Bensah, Keta Municipal Director of the Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on the people of the Abutiakope to take the development of their community into their own hands. She said the bottom-up development was the best and that they should not wait on the Municipal Assembly and the Central Government for the development of their community. Addressing residents during a social auditing programme in the community, Miss Bensah said social auditing aimed to provide a platform for discourse among citizens and office-bearers on planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development projects and programmes. Mr. Oral-Robert Amenyo, Deputy Volta Regional Director, NCCE educated the community through needs identification and prioritisation after which, building a toilet at the beach topped the list. A five-member Social Auditing Committee was elected and inaugurated to pursue the implementation process and also to provide feedback to the larger community on progress being made.
September 19, 2020 17:15 UTC
Kumasi Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold SC have got a huge financial backing from government ahead of their respective Caf Champions League and Confederations Cup campaign. Kotoko will represent the country in the Champions League whiles their regional rivals, Ashgold compete in the Confederations Cup. Last year, government back Kotoko $150,000 for their participation in the CAF Confederations Cup. According to Mr Twumasi, Ashgold who are representing Ghana in the same competition will receive the same amount this year. Kotoko on the other hand will get $200,000 for representing the country in the Champions League this year.
September 19, 2020 17:03 UTC
The three other police officers namely; G/Sgt Seidu Bouri, L/CPL Paul Ofori and L/Cpl Elijah Mensah, were rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment, after suffering severe injuries. The police vehicle was damaged beyond repairs, and the driver of the commercial vehicle, has since been detained. "The Service Driver has passed on, whilst the rest of the personnel are said to be in critical condition and have been referred to Tamale Teaching Hospital and are currently being conveyed by an Ambulance to Tamale for further medical attention". Meanwhile, the NE/Regional Commander, his Crime Officer and other men are preparing to follow up to Tamale Teaching Hospital. It was said that it is not uncommon for commercial vehicles to run into police cars and either injuring personnel or sometimes killing policemen, because a commercial vehicle driver had refused to stop.
September 19, 2020 16:52 UTC
Politics of Saturday, 19 September 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com‘Let’s unite against NDC, NPP’ – Ivor Greenstreet rallies smaller partiesIvor Greenstreet is CPP flagbearer for the December pollsWith days to the December 7 elections, flagbearer for the Convention People's Party (CPP), Ivor Kwabena Greenstreet, has sounded a rallying cry for smaller opposition political parties to break the dominance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). It is important for the smaller parties to be united, have a sense of purpose and more importantly believe in themselves," he said. About 14 political parties are actively involved in preparations for the 2020 polls, but the contest is expected to be between the main opposition NDC and incumbent NPP. In the 2016 polls the bulk of the total votes across the country was shared between NDC and NPP. The NPP secured 53.56% of total votes, while the NDC secured 44.69%.
September 19, 2020 16:52 UTC