General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRidge vs Dr Kuto: Hospital refuses to release wife’s records to initiate cause of deathThe Greater Accra Regional Hospital, otherwise known as Ridge HospitalThere is a growing standoff between authorities at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and the Director of Institute of Languages after reported negligence of the former led to the death of his wife. But after meeting with authorities of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr Kuto said they had arrived at a deadlock as decisions of the officials have not been in the right direction. “There was the need to conduct an autopsy on the body of Esther Sosuh in order to establish the cause of death. “It was agreed that Dr. Kuto should put in a formal written request to GARH to enable it release the documents to,” parts of his statement read. At the same time, the Medical Director wanted Dr. Kuto to sign a consent form authorising the autopsy to proceed” to which the latter declined.
July 03, 2020 17:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDomelevo 'fires' back on first day of leaveDaniel Domelevo began his leave as directed todayAuditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo has broken his silence following a directive by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to proceed on leave. The law, he said, also guarantees the right to annual leave for the employee and not the employer’s benefit. Moreso, he believes the decision was not taken in good faith because several appointees of the President, have not, since the year 2017, taken their annual leave to date. “To the best of my knowledge therefore, where in any given year, a worker fails, omits, neglects or even refuses to take their annual leave, such leave is deemed forfeited with no corresponding obligation on the part of the employer to enforce the worker’s right to take their leave by assuming, deeming or declaring the forfeited leave, accumulated,” he said. Adding,“The office must have been aware also that several appointees of the President, have not, since the year 2017 taken their annual leave to date.
July 03, 2020 16:44 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Ghana’s health system could get ‘messy’ soon – NGOs in healthFile photoCivil Society Organisations in the health sector have painted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s coronavirus situation, warning that the country’s health system could be overwhelmed in the coming weeks. I am not praying for that but in in the next two to three weeks we will all see how our health system will be messed up,” he said. This because our health system will be centred in only Kumasi and Accra…. This recommendation to the Ghana Health Service is the best advice with the current state of affairs. And all these people will be collaborating the Ghana Health Service to be able to manage it,” Dr Benarkuu stated.
July 03, 2020 15:56 UTC
He also indicated that the inadequate data on unemployment rate makes it difficult to measure jobs created by government. There is a definition of what is unemployment rate, but in Ghana, there is a misconception about unemployment rate,” he said. Prof. Baah-Boateng further explained that workers are required to receive decent remunerations as well as pension contributions. Citing the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) as an example, Prof. Baah-Boateng said “If you do an analysis and break NABCO down, it will be difficult to even categorize it. If you talk about a decent job you expect to have social protection as part of it,” he noted.
July 03, 2020 15:21 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb Polls: 78% of respondents unsatisfied with Supreme Court's ruling on voter registerSupreme Court Building [File Photo]A number of respondents who took part in a poll conducted by GhanaWeb have said they are unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow the Electoral Commission (EC) go ahead with the compilation of a new voters register. The poll which was conducted on June 26, 2020, showed 8,305 votes representing 78.75% said there were unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s decision. A further 2,089 votes representing 19.81% said they had no objections to the Supreme Court’s ruling while 152 voters (1.44) indicated they were undecided about the verdict. The Supreme Court in a ruling on June 24, 2020, allowed for the EC go ahead with its decision to compile a voter registration exercise ahead of the December 7 general elections. See results from the poll below:BackgroundGhanaWeb launched its polls in May with the first question being: Should the EC go ahead with the new register?
July 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMichael Essien still traumatized by Gyan’s 2010 World Cup penalty missplay videoMichael Essien unable to listen to commentary from the matchGhana’s midfield maestro, Michael Essien is still hunted by Asamoah Gyan’s 2010 World Cup penalty miss against Uruguay. Having scored two penalties at the tournament, Gyan stepped up to kick the penalty but infamously missed and that missed penalty has since become the agony of many Ghanaian football fanatics. The Black Stars eventually lost the penalty kicks after extra-time and were knocked out of the tournament. Many Black Stars players who still harbour the pain of that infamous night in recent times have disclosed how they’ve not been able to forgive the villain Luis Suarez till date. Watch Micheal Essien in the video belowSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
Business News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHow to make treasury bill investments in GhanaFile photoTreasury bills (T-bills) are cited as one of the most secure and popular investment options in Ghana. However, the maturity of treasury bills spans through a 91-day and 182-day period with each of them offering different returns on investments. GhanaWeb takes a look at the benefits of treasury bill investments, how the returns on them are determined, and the advantages and disadvantages of opting for T-Bills. How treasury bills rates are determinedFor any treasury bills, the government issues them through auctions which are mostly available to primary bidders also known as banks. The interests after the period can, however, also be deposited in the investor's account and the principal rolled over as re-invested treasury bills.
July 03, 2020 13:24 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: rainbowradioonline.comEC to organise special registration exercise for students, prisonersEC’s Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour QuarcooThe Electoral Commission (EC) has hinted of plans to organise a special registration exercise for qualified senior high school students who are currently in school after the reopening. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper, EC’s Director of Electoral Services Dr Serebour Quarcoo, disclosed the EC will soon announce the date for the exercise. The decision to organise the special exercise for the students was to prevent any qualified student from being disenfranchised. “The students will get an opportunity to register and get their names on the electoral roll when our officials go to the schools. On that of the prisoners, he said the law required that qualified Ghanaian prisoners be allowed to register and vote during elections.
July 03, 2020 13:18 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb Polls: 61% of respondents think KT Hammond’s comments on Volta Region were ethnocentricKT Hammond, Adansi Asokwa MPSome 61% of respondents, who took part in a poll conducted by GhanaWeb have said comments made about the Volta and Oti Regions last week by the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, KT Hammond was ethnocentric. The poll which was conducted on June 29, 2020, revealed that 3,607 votes representing 61.77% bemoaned the legislator’s comments with 2,057 votes representing 35.23% indicating the comments were less ethnocentric. However, results from the poll also revealed 175 votes (3.00%) had no opinion on the motion. The GhanaWeb Poll is an open-access poll that allows participants to self-select into participation. The poll seeks to enable GhanaWeb readers to predict the opinions of Ghanaians on issues and decisions that affect the country.
July 03, 2020 13:07 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFriday debate: Was the GFA right to cancel the football season? play videoFriday debate: engaging people on the streets of AccraThe fate of the 2019/2020 Ghana football season was decided on Tuesday, June 30 by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association as the season was declared null and void. This decision taken by the GFA has generated some sort of debate all over social media and the traditional media space as some football fans believe the association should have waited for the President to lift the ban on football before taking a decision of this magnitude. On this episode of GhanaWeb's Friday debate, we ask you if you think the GF erred by calling off the season or you support the decision taken by the country's football governing body. Watch the video below and join the debate by leaving your comments in the comment section.
July 03, 2020 13:07 UTC
President Nana Addo and NPP should take a cue from Burundi where the President and some senior government officials all suddenly died by contracting Covid-19. We don't want Ghana to be like Ecuador where due to mass Covid-19 deaths the country has run out of space even for burial. Let us act to stop Nana Addo before he sacrifices all of us to Covid-19. It is not too late to abandon the needless ongoing mass voter registration exercise due to the spread of Covid-19. We have the power as citizens to compel Nana Addo and NPP to suspend the voter registration exercise.
July 03, 2020 12:45 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comAshantigold to appoint Bruno Ferry as technical directorBruno Ferry becomes the technical director of AshantigoldGhana Premier League side Ashantigold SC are set to announce the appointment of French coach Bruno Ferry as the new technical director for their Academy. The UEFA Pro License coach has been without a club since ending his stay with Division One League side Accra Lions last December. The new management are looking to resurrect the academy system which produced a lot of players for the club in the 90s. Bruno Ferry previously worked as manager for French clubs EF Bastia, Louhans-Cuiseaux FC and AS Dakar Sacré Coeur of Senegal. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
July 03, 2020 12:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCarlos is an honest man despite his mistakes - Kwesi PrattManaging Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt JnrManaging Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has extolled Mr Carlos Ahenkorah, for what he described as displaying a high sense of honesty. Kwesi Pratt who spoke during PeaceFM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show said although Carlos did not act right, he has proven that some leaders still speak the truth. This, according to him, is very rare because most leaders go the extra mile to deny their wrong deeds even when caught red-handed. He has proven to us that some leaders still speak the truth which is very rare among leaders. BackgroundThe former Deputy Minister decided to breach the COVID-19 protocols when he visited a registration centre in his constituency before his self-isolation period.
July 03, 2020 12:00 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com2010 World Cup: Ghanaians still sad, angry a decade onplay videoSome Ghanaians are still hurt that the Black Stars could not make historyGently, he walked, picked up the ball, and then fiercely drilled it into the left top corner. The cool and collected figure he cut was a sharp contrast to his posture barely five minutes ago. The man whose extra-time goal sent the nation to the quarters is the same man whose miss ensured that Africa got so close yet so far from a World Cup semi-final. A decade on from that painful night and the pain is still fresh. Gyan is still bearing the brunt and Suarez remains a hated figure in the country.
July 03, 2020 11:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 3 July 2020Source: rainbownradioonline.comKennedy Agyapong takes case against Kweku Baako to Court of AppealMember of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy AgyapongLawyer for Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong has served notice they will file an appeal against an Accra High Court’s ruling in favor of Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr in his defamation case against the MP. The court gave the lawmaker a 30-day ultimatum to retract and apologize three times on the platforms he used to defame Kwaku Baako. But lawyer Agyapong says there is a long way to go legally because they will appeal the ruling of the High Court. Speaking on Accra based Net 2 TV, the lawyer cautioned Mr. Baako JNR against attacks on his client. He alleges that the renowned journalist has been slamming his client in radio discussions and call him ”empty”.
July 03, 2020 10:52 UTC