Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comKotoko to play home games at Adako JachieExecutive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwame KyeiExecutive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwame Kyei has revealed that the club wants to honor its home league matches at their Adako Jachie facility. There had been initial suggestions that the club was considering venues like the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, the Obuasi Len Clay stadium, Sunyani Coronation Park et al. But the confirmation has now come from the club’s executive chairman, who remains optimistic they can fast-track work at Adako Jachie so they adopt it as a new home venue. “We are working around the clock to get the facility ready so we can use it for league matches, but the entire project will take time, it could go for 6 months” he concluded. It remains to be seen if they can get the Adako Jachie facility approved by the Ghana FA’s club licensing board.
February 20, 2020 08:26 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSefa Kayi berates NPP supporters over Mampong clashKwame Sefa KayiAce radio presenter with Peace FM Kwame Sefa Kayi has described as ‘stupid’ the violent conduct of some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mampong in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Sefa Kayi on Thursday could not fathom why the supporters would be rowdy in their quest to show their unflinching support to politicians. Several supporters of the NPP at Mampong have been injured in an internal violent clash. The situation created confusion among the supporters of the two aspiring candidates, causing them to clash in a free-for-all fight at the party’s constituency office Wednesday afternoon. Others were captured heckling each other just in front of the party office which is located on a first floor of a building.
February 20, 2020 07:52 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: classfmonline.comProducer Price Inflation up 0.3% to 13.3% for industriesThe PPI for December 2019 was, however, 13%The Producer Price Inflation for all industries hit 13.3% in January 2020. This was a result of the mining and quarrying sub-sector, which witnessed a significant increase in inflation. According to figures from the Ghana Statistical Service, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year PPI rate of 32.2%, followed by the utility sub-sector with a 12.6% rate. The Manufacturing sub-sector recorded the least year-on-year PPI rate of 9.6%With respect to the monthly changes, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest inflation rate of 3.4%. The utility sub-sector recorded the lowest inflation rate of -0.1%
February 20, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: mynewsgh.comMASLOC Boss exposed on live TV over Kofi Adda’s military helicopter brouhahaCEO of MASLOC, Stephen AmoahMr Stephen Amoah the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) who was a panelist on TV3’s New Day Programme on Wednesday February 19, 2020 was forced to beat a retreat after categorically stating that no aspirant had used a helicopter as a means of transport to file their nomination. His categorical statement was in rebuttal to a claim by Member of Parliament(MP) for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, that Joseph Kofi Adda(MP for Navrongo Central) had gone to Navrongo with a military helicopter to file his nomination ahead of the parliamentary primaries of the party in April. Mr Amoah had declared: “None of the aspirants in NPP has submitted his or her form with helicopter or by helicopter. It’s a big lie.”He then wondered why Alhassan Suhuyini, if he is a true a Muslim, will create such a lie about an aspirant in the NPP parliamentary race. A vindicated Alhassan Suhuyini then condemned the fanaticism of Mr Amoah, advising him to desist from comments on people’s faith and politics.
February 20, 2020 06:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comTrade Fair demolition: McDan is distorting facts – Raymond ArcherDaniel McKorleyRaymond Archer, CEO of UNIPACK/Colour Planet Limited, has indicated that Daniel McKorley, the CEO of McDan Group of Companies and Board Chairman of Ghana Trade Fair Authority, is just moving from one media house to another just to distort facts regarding how he [Raymond Archer] got a land at the Trade Fair site to build his factory. “In respect of the Warehouse, the construction of the warehouse delayed from 2014 to 2017 because Trade Fair still had containers on the site. The containers were not removed by Trade Fair until 2017,” he added. He noted that “In 2017/18, when the new CEO, Dr. Agnes Adu took office, she demanded that Colour Planet pays back rent on the land. Colour Planet explained to her that we have been unable to take possession of the plot allocated to us in 2014 because of containers belonging to one of Trade Fair’s previous tenants.
February 20, 2020 05:48 UTC
Shatta Wale described the order as vexatious, unwarranted and one that offers undue advantage to their foreign counterparts. ‘Small time dem go ban alcohol for parties and then after they will ban water too then we wil drink urine and our sweat!!!! !’ Shatta Wale posted. Poor industry poor mentality!” his tweet read. Poor industry poor mentality !!!!!
February 20, 2020 05:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: 3news.comSeveral NPP supporters injured in violent clash at MampongIt was a free-for-all fight between supporters of the two candidatesSeveral supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mampong in the Ashanti Region have been injured in an internal violent clash. The situation created confusion among the supporters of the two aspiring candidates, causing them to clash in a free-for-all fight at the party’s constituency office Wednesday afternoon. Others were captured heckling each other just in front of the party office which is located on a first floor of a building. Tomorrow, if he fails to receive the nomination forms I could rush to Kumasi and he the regional chairman is ready to receive the nomination forms,” he said. Mr Addai-Nimo demanded that the constituency election committee lives up to expectations “because there is responsibility on them”.
February 20, 2020 03:33 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAExclusive constitutional responsibility to compile register rests with EC - Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the exclusive constitutional responsibility of the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile the electoral voter register has not changed since 1992. President Akufo-Addo was addressing delegates of the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy (TESCON), the tertiary youth wing of the NPP, in Ho to mark the 20th Anniversary celebration of the group. Mr Samuel Awuku, the National Organiser of NPP said the impending elections in December was about the contest of hope and hopelessness. He urged TESCON to strategically and psychologically position themselves to send the success stories of the Party to the informal sector, ghettos and debunk propaganda against the Party. Mr Samuel Annobil Baidoo, National TESCON Coordinator commended the founding fathers of the youth wing pledging the active role of the group for the 2020 elections.
February 20, 2020 00:22 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: ghanaguardian.comAtanga and Kudus on target for Nordsjaelland in Danish SuperligaGhanaian duo Isaac Atanga and Mohammed Kudus scored in Nordsjaelland’s 6-0 win. Ghanaian duo Isaac Atanga and Mohammed Kudus scored in Nordsjaelland’s 6-0 thrashing of AC Horsens in the Danish Superliga. Isaac Atanga opened the scoring for Nordsjaelland on the 10th minute with Mohammed Kudus getting the fourth on the 64th minute on the night at the Right to Dream Park. The duo both 19, joined Nordsjaelland from Ghana based Soccer Academy, Right to Dream which is a subsidiary of the Danish side. Atanga played full time with Kudus enjoying 72 minutes of actionAtanga a winger alongside forward, Kudus have been in great form since joining the side in 2018.
February 19, 2020 22:07 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGreater Accra Regional fishers deliberate on ending SaikoSaiko dialogueA Greater Accra Regional Dialogue on ending Saiko in Ghana was held in Accra on Wednesday with a resolve of the stakeholders to support state regulators on ending Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing practices. Saiko catches are said to always contain juvenile fish that are landed by Saiko canoes, with severe implications for Ghana’s artisanal fishing sector, known to be critical to food security. However, Saiko is prohibited under international and Ghana’s Fisheries laws, attracting a fine between I000 dollars and two million dollars respectively. Nana Solomon said all the members of the National Fishers Association of Ghana and the Ghana Trawlers Association (GTA) were ready to support the national regulators to apply the law for the proper management of the sector. This would help safeguard the livelihoods of the about 10 per cent of the population that engage in fishing and related activities.
February 19, 2020 20:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNASecessionist agenda could escalate - NDC warns21 people receiving military training from a secessionists group were evacuatedThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region is calling for stakeholder engagements to stem secessionists agenda in the Region. We are confronted with a situation where the issue appears to be rather escalating at an alarmingly unprecedented rate. Mr Ametefe therefore called on the Volta Regional Minister, being the political head of the Region to, as a matter of urgency, commission a stakeholder engagement to arrest the matter before it went out of hand. He also called on traditional authorities in the Region and the head of the chieftaincy institution in the country to rise up against any secessionist agenda and protect the youth from falling prey to such groupings. “Volta Region has always been a land that has valued her traditional authorities.
February 19, 2020 20:37 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNA‘WAITEX 2020 will push government’s 1D1F agenda’George Pearson, Regional Director of West Africa Afrocet MontgomeryThe West African Industrial Trade Exhibition (WAITEX 2020) will push government’s One District One Factory (1D1F) agenda, Mr George Pearson, Regional Director of West Africa Afrocet Montgomery, said on Wednesday. The WAITEX 2020 is a trade expo of mining, industrial, automation, packaging and occupational health and safety equipment scheduled for April 21 to 23 at the Trade Fair Grounds in Accra, being organised by Afrocet Montgomery, an events management company. That would be a testimony of Ghana as the go-to destination for high performing investment on the Continent, she said. She invited companies in the mining, light and heavy industry, automation, packaging and occupational health and safety sectors to take advantage and exhibit their products. Mr Dominic Oduro-Antwi, the President of the Ghana Indian Trade Association Chamber, said the fair would encourage and deepen trade networking amongst participants.
February 19, 2020 19:52 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGPL Week 11: Ashantigold go top, Karela and Hearts share pointsAshantigold SCThe match-day 11 of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) produced some interesting results across various league centres. Ashantigold SC went top of the league after they defeated Dreams FC by a goal courtesy Abdulai Ibrahim, who struck late in the game. Karela United were held at home by resurgent Hearts of Oak while Elmina Sharks recorded a 1-0 victory against struggling Ebusua Dwarfs. Medeama SC delivered a superb away performance as they defeated Inter Allies 2-1 while Eleven Wonders and WAFA played a 1-1 draw at the Techiman Park. The match day 11 would continue on Thursday with Great Olympics, host Berekum Chelsea, Bechem United would face Liberty Professionals while King Faisal take on Legon Cities.
February 19, 2020 19:52 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGhana to participate in footballnet programme – Mr. DiackAlassane DiackMr. Alassane Diack, the OlympAfrica Executive Director, has said young Ghanaian football players will have the opportunity to take part in the next Footballnet (7-a-side) football competition, following their re-admission into the OlympaAfrica Project. Speaking at the press briefing on his visit at the Olympic House at Ridge in Accra, he commended the current president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah for working hard over the past two and a half years for his efforts to make the dream a reality. Mr. Diack noted that the OlympAfrica projects, were for the development of talents and to mould respectful and disciplined citizens. “It’s a shame that there is no OlympAfrica Centre in Ghana” he stressed, but with the dynamic leadership of Ben Nunoo Mensah, things would be better. He announced that it was sad Ghana, had never benefited like other 51 African countries.
February 19, 2020 19:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAOfosu-Ampofo’s trial: Court refuses to stay proceedingsSamuel Ofosu-AmpofoAn Accra High Court on Wednesday refused an application to stay proceedings in the on-going trial of Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Anthony Kwaku Boahen pending an application against court’s adoption of the statement of the first Prosecution Witness (PW1). The court has therefore asked the Prosecution to produce its next witness to testify, meanwhile, it has adjourned the trial to the 27 day of February, 2020. Justice Asiedu advised that fair and expeditious trial was key to criminal trials and asked that adjournments must be done only when necessary. Mr Tony Lithur, counsel for Mr Ofosu-Ampofo had told the Court that the trial could only proceed if the automatic seven days pending the appeal to quash the admission of the witness statement by the Court had elapsed. Mr Sampong said, if there was any objection, it should have been done during the CMC stage so therefore applicant has no right to object to the witness’ statement now.
February 19, 2020 19:07 UTC