Politics of Monday, 18 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP must adapt Kenpong's 'quiet revolution' in Parliament - Coach 'Opeele' BoatengKenpong (left in white) with the late JJ RawlingsSocial commentator and former coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko football club, Isaac 'Opeele' Boateng, has advised the NPP majority group in Parliament to adopt Kennedy Agyepong's (Kenpong) 'quiet revolution' in Parliament. Coach 'Opeele' Boateng stated, "Kennedy Agyepong (Kenpong) is a strong NPP member who is also a major household name in football with his modus operandi on the quiet." "It was a splendid plan on the quiet," Coach Isaac 'Opeele' Boateng in a telephone conversation with GhanaWeb. Established personalities like His Excellency ex-President John Agyekum Kufour and Kwabena Yeboah of GTV fame, Coach 'Opeele' Boateng indicated, can testify to Kenpong's 'quiet revolution' approach. It is what I call for, as the Kenpong's quiet revolution!"
January 18, 2021 06:00 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 18 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice officers disregard coronavirus protocols to take picture with Kotoko’s Fabio GamaThe police officers pose for a photo with Fabio GamaHours before President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that he has instructed James Oppong-Boanuh, the Inspector General of Police to order officers of the Ghana Police Service to ensure strict adherence of the safety protocols on the coronavirus, some officers of the service were blatantly breaching the protocols. The officers, numbering about five, while taking a photo with Kotoko’s Brazilian star Fabio Gama disregarded the safety measures. Of the five, one was without nose mask, two had their nose masks lowered to the chin and the other two had their masks properly on. In his 22nd address on the pandemic, delivering on Sunday evening, President Akufo-Addo directed the IGP to ensure that directive on nose masks and other safety protocols are followed. Akufo-Addo added that "persons in market places, workplaces, and operators of public transport must conduct their activities in accordance with the hygiene and safety protocols.
January 18, 2021 05:37 UTC
Business News of Monday, 18 January 2021Source: Business GhanaBusinesses must abide by regulations to prevent fire outbreaks – Bureau of Public SafetyBPS is urging companies to comply with fire precautionsThe Bureau of Public Safety is admonishing businesses across the country to fully comply with the Fire Precautions (Premises) Regulations L.I. According to the bureau, following the regulations will help prevent the frequent occurrence of fire outbreaks especially at business centres in Ghana. Executive Director of the Bureau, Nana Yaw Akwada believes these loses can be prevented if the L.I. Cases like these are the reasons why the Bureau of Public Safety believes the Fire Precautions (Premises) Regulations L.I. The Fire Precautions (Premises) Regulations L.I.
January 17, 2021 12:56 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Effia-Nkwanta Hospital records 30 new casesGlobal pandemic, CoronavirusThere has been an increase in the coronavirus case count in the Western Region as Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital has within a week recorded 30 new cases. This was made known by the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil in an interview with Citi News. He noted that other laboratories in Sekondi have also conducted coronavirus tests and have recorded some cases of people contracting the virus. Dr Tambil in the interview said, “We were doing very well until somewhere in December 2020 when the cases started going up again. Meanwhile, the country has recorded 175 new cases making the active cases rise to 1,404 and the death toll has also increased to 341.
January 17, 2021 10:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comNoguchi investigates coronavirus test results manipulation claimsThe NMIMR boss said, 'two aspects of investigations are being conducted'. The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) University of Ghana has launched an investigation into claims that the research facility falsifies COVID-19 test results. External investigations will be conducted by National Security, which is in discussion with the Coordinator of National Network of COVID-19 testing Laboratories. Is there any negative COVID-19 test result for the same person? Evaluate the existing COVID-19 testing system from sample taking to the release of results.
January 17, 2021 09:33 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Wrap of major news headlines in the Bono RegionFrank Aboagye Harttman, GhanaWeb Bono CorrespondentCorrespondence from Bono Region:It is another week and GhanaWeb brings you some of the major issues that made the news in the Bono region. Members of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union in all public universities across the country have declared a nationwide industrial action. The industrial action is to press home demands for better conditions of service which they say have not been improved for some time now. According to the Registrar of the University, Mr. Solomon Panford, the university is making use of some of the casual staff until TEWU calls off the strike. The residents believe that the waterfall if given the needed attention will turn the fortunes of the community around economically.
January 17, 2021 07:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comNDC wants changes in composition of panel for election petitionAbraham Amaliba, a member of the legal team of the National Democratic CongressAbraham Amaliba, a member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress has hinted of a move by the party to have the Chief Justice ring changes in the composition of the panel that will hear the 2020 election petition. Abraham Amaliba told Citi FM that the panel 7-member panel that sat on the first day of the hearing lack experience. He advanced that some justices who adjudicated the 2012 election should have been empanelled by the Chief Justice as their experience would be useful in the course of the hearing. He said that though the Chief Justice reserves the right to decide the composition of the panel, the NDC will make a case for the exclusion and inclusion of certain Supreme Court justices. I told you that it is the right of the Chief Justice to empanel but that right of the Chief Justice can be questioned.
General News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com'You are a bunch of cowards' – Murtala Mohammed taunts NPP MPsplay videoMP for Tamale Central, Murtala MohammedMurtala Mohammed, the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central has lashed out at the New Patriotic Party’s caucus in Parliament, describing them as a bunch of cowards. Annor Dompreh had threatened that the NPP MPs were going to forcefully resort to maintain their place on the right side of the Speaker. In sharp contrast to the words of the Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, the NPP MPs resorted to a tactic other than force to secure the seats on the right. Reacting to action by the MPs, Murtala Mohammed said the NDC caucus had braced themselves for an attack and were ready to counter any action the NPP would take. He also described the conduct of the NPP MPs as ‘embarrassing and disgraceful’ and questioned the logic in reporting at 4am when official business starts at 10am.
General News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comGeorge Andah wins defamation suit against Daily Post EditorGeorge AndahGeorge Andah, a former Deputy Minister of Communication, has won a GHc250,000 defamation suit against the Editor of Daily Post newspaper, Michael Dokosi, according to a story on citinewsroom.com published January 16, 2021, and sighted by GhanaWeb. Michael Dokosi was sued together with Giraffe Publications, publishers of the Daily Post newspaper by the former Awutu Senya West MP in November 2018 over a Ghana Post GPS story in which the former MP was accused of causing financial loss to the state. According to Andah, the newspaper failed to give him the opportunity to give his side of the story which accused him of being part of the committee that negotiated the Ghana Post GPS deal. George Andah in his suit demanded GH¢5 million in damages from Dokosi for destroying his reputation with the “false, malicious and defamatory” story. He also asked for an unqualified apology, a retraction of the publication, and a perpetual injunction on the defendants against any such future publications.
Sports News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comAmplify promotion for women’s football – ACP Lydia Donkor appealsACP Lydia Donkor, the Director of Legal and Prosecutions of the Accra Regional Police CommandACP Lydia Donkor, the Director of Legal and Prosecutions of the Accra Regional Police Command has appealed for more support for women’s football in the country. Across the various game venue in the country, 2020/2021 Women’s Premier League commenced on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the event, ACP Lydia Donkor who is also the CEO of Police Ladies commended the PFAG for the initiative. She also appealed to the GFA and all stakeholders to join forces and promote the women’s game. With fans being allowed at game centres, ACP Lydia Donkor is hopeful that people will throng to game venues and also adhere to the safety protocols.
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January 17, 2021 01:07 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 17 January 2021Source: goal.comTrabzonspor’s Afobe spares Ekuban’s blushes against 10-man AntalyasporTrabzonspor striker Caleb EkubanTrabzonspor continued with their unbeaten away run in Turkey’s Super Lig as Benik Afobe helped them secure a 1-1 draw against Antalyaspor on Saturday evening. Antalyaspor took the lead in the 25th minutes as Brazil's Amilton profited from a cross from Angolan midfielder Fredy to head past goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. Even at that, they held their nerves to go into the half-time break with a slim one goal advantage. Manager Abdullah Avci brought in Afobe for Lewis Baker with 20 minutes left to play. While Nwakaeme and Ekuban were in action from start to finish alongside Cape Verde international Djaniny, Mali international Fousseni Diabate was an unused substitute.
January 16, 2021 20:48 UTC
Obofour and wife 'bless' fans with new 'lovey-dovey' videoplay videoReverend Obofour and his wife, BofowaaReverend Kwaku Agyei Antwi, popularly called Rev Obofour and his wife, Bofowaa have affirmed their love for each other in their latest video on social media. The video which was sighted by GhanaWeb was posted on the verified Instagram page of his wife, Rev. She captioned the video: “Love is sweet Thank you love. Bofowaa Ciara who has over 103,000 active followers on Instagram, constantly updates her fans with happenings in her family through her posts. Below is the video posted by Bofowaa Ciara:
January 16, 2021 18:45 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comWe expect clerks to fix names of MPs on seats after Speaker's ruling - Kojo Oppongplay videoMP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong NkrumahMember of Parliament for the Ofoase Ayirebi constituency, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that it is about time names of the various MPs in the House are fixed on the seats in order for business to kick-start. “We expect that office of the clerk would have fixed the names. etc to either side of the house and then hopefully by Tuesday when we settle, we can commence work,” he told GhanaWeb. The NDC caucus especially still hold their stance, insisting that majority group does, in no way, translate to an endorsement of the NPP as majority. Both sides of the house obtained 137 seats after the December 2020 elections, with two seats in contention at the courts while one was independent.
January 16, 2021 16:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 16 January 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: UG-City Campus freshmen break safety protocols during registrationStudents from the University of Ghana Accra City CampusThe reopening of schools has come with some concerns as the country continues to battle with the deadly COVID-19. Despite assurances from government and school authorities that all safety protocols will be followed to the latter, images sighted by GhanaWeb show that students from the University of Ghana Accra City Campus showing no regard for Covid-19 protocols during a registration exercise. Although most of the students were captured wearing their nose mask, there was no regard for social distancing. The "disorganized" registration exercise has brought inconvenience to students as they have to wait in long queues under the mercy of the scorching sun with the hope of completing their registration. Below are some photos from the University of Ghana Accra City Campus:
January 16, 2021 16:51 UTC