General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comToday in 2018: I’ll lead NDC in 2020 – Mahama declaresFlagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani MahamaOn May 21, 2018, John Dramani Mahama in a Facebook post declared his intention to contest for the flagbearership position on the ticket of National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead the party in the 2020 general elections. On February 24, 2019, Mr. Mahama secured the flagbearership position after obtaining a landslide victory by polling 213,487 votes representing 95.23 percent of the total valid votes cast. In Somanya, Eastern Region on February 24, Mr. Mahama fired President Akufo-Addo for what he called the President’s failure to fulfill his campaign promises. In 2016, Mr Mahama set record when he became the first leader in Ghana’s democratic rule to lose an election after one term. Then opposition NPP’s candidate made sure that President Mahama became a one-term President by securing 53.85% against then President Mahama’s 44.40%.
May 21, 2020 09:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: Starr FMNew Voters’ register: EC’s persistence a recipe for disaster – NDCDeputy General Secretary of NDC, Peter Boamah OtukonorThe deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Peter Boamah Otukunor has described EC’s decision to go ahead with the compilation with the new Voters’ register as a recipe for disaster. The Electoral Commission on Wednesday stated that not more than 25 people will be permitted at a registration centre at a given time when it begins the mass voter registration exercise for the December polls. There will be no crowding at the registration centre, I can assure you”. But Speaking on Morning Starr Thursday, Mr Otukunor stated that the EC’s decision to go ahead with the compilation is likely to disenfranchise over 10 million Ghanaians who are on the current voters’ register. Mr Otukunor added that the NDC will explore legally possible options to ensure that the EC rescinds its decision.
May 21, 2020 09:22 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comKweku Awotwi explains his early retirement from Tullow GhanaKweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Tullow OilOutgoing Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, Kweku Awotwi, has revealed the reason for his exit three months before the actual date. Kweku Awotwi, who retires from the company on June 30 instead of September this year, will hand over his responsibilities to Wissam Al Monthiry. According to Mr Awotwi, he felt the need to have his successor, Wissam Al Monthiry, have a smooth transition into the company. So, I was due to hit my retirement in September. He is the first Managing Director of Tullow Ghana to be promoted to Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil plc.
May 21, 2020 08:15 UTC
According to MAC, the UNIPASS software is far from being qualified as an end–to-end system because it does not include a manifest platform. It is important to state that this obvious deficiency with the so-called UNIPASS Ghana platform arises, in large part, from how the very software was developed,” it further explained. Contrary to the agreement to engage the original CUPIA (Customs UNIPASS International Agency) of Korea, the UNIPASS Ghana software was built by some Koreans brought in by Ghana Link on UNIPASS KOREA’s technology. Although this technology was named UNIPASS Ghana by those Koreans, it is not the original UNIPASS software built by CUPIA, the statement added. “The non-end-to-end capability of the UNIPASS system was exposed during the trials in Aflao, Tema and Takoradi.
May 21, 2020 07:52 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetI'm going to fight for more playing time - Mathew Kelvin Andoh vowsMathew Kelvin AndohAsante Kotoko SC winger Mathew Kelvin Andoh has vowed to impress coach Maxwell Konadu as he seeks for more playing minutes when football resumes. Andoh claims he misses being a regular player in the squad which is urging him to train very hard to get back into the team. The 25-year-old has struggled to command more playing time since Konadu took over as head coach from Norwegian gaffer Kjetil Zachariassen. More so, the former Wa All Stars star admits intense competition for starting places in the team which requires hard work and perseverance. Andoh made just three appearances in the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season for Asante Kotoko after 14 rounds.
May 21, 2020 07:52 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: Kasapa FMFind ways to live with coronavirus – Akufo-Addo to GhanaiansPresident Nana Akufo-AddoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has advised Ghanaians to find ways of living with the coronavirus pandemic insisting the signs are clear that the virus will be around for a long while. The President has therefore asked the public to strive to religiously observe the various protocols outlined by the health professionals as a sureway of protection. The virus is there, but we have to find a way to live with it. These are the short to long term solution to the proliferation of the virus,” Akufo-Addo said. Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking at a meeting with the chiefs and elders of the Anlo Traditional Area of the Volta Region on Wednesday at the Jubilee House.
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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Contact tracers threatened by patientsFile photoNaomi Adu, the head of a contact tracing team at Mamobi General Hospital in Accra, has allayed the fears of the general public even as uncooperating persons suspected to be COVID-19 careers threaten their lives. The increase, per the Ghana Health Service update (on their website) is attributed to new cases found in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions. The update also indicated 125 more recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to 1,898. As of Wednesday night, May 20, 2020, the number of deaths remain at 31. This means the number of known active Coronavirus cases is 4,340.
May 21, 2020 05:48 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSports Check with GFA President Kurt Okrakuplay videoKurt Okraku, GFA PresidentWhen Kurt Okraku was swearing the oath of office on that fateful day of October 25, he was not unaware of the fact that the workload that awaited him was humongous. So, when the young vibrant Okraku signed up for the post, he knew exactly what he was getting himself into. It has been some seven months since his administration commenced their works and the jury is still out on them. Kurt Okraku sits down with GhanaWeb sports editor Daniel Oduro to discuss the first seven months of his four-year mandate. He is generally impressed with the ‘strong foundations we are laying’ and working hard to ensure that Ghana football returns to its apex.
May 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMartin Amidu’s age: I’m not satisfied with Supreme Court ruling – Haruna IddrisuHaruna Iddrisu, Minority LeaderHaruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, says that he is getting worried about the kind of court system being practised in the country especially given the Supreme Courts ruling over the eligibility of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. According to the Minority Leader, the 5-2 decision of the Supreme Court indicates that Article 192 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana is now irrelevant. He argues: “the Constitution provides a tenure for public office. With a majority 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Martin Amidu is eligible to hold office as Special Prosecutor. The decision read by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah means the retirement age for employees of the "public service" does not apply to the office of Special Prosecutor.
May 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMarriage counseling can unlock great relationships – TherapistOdeneho Dinpa, therapist with a private practiceMarriage therapist Odeneho Dinpa says investing time and effort in understanding how a marriage can thrive is one of the best things for a fruitful relationship. Speaking to GhanaWeb, Odeneho Dinpa expressed the need for partners to devote themselves to counseling as it can unlock great relationships. Therapist Dinpa emphasized how counselors use different tools and methods to evaluate “the health of a relationship, which then highlights the areas that the couple needs to work on. “A qualified marriage therapist can provide guidance on skills such as understanding one another’s needs, fostering friendship, resolving conflict, nurturing affection for one another, and creating a fulfilling life together. Odeneho Dinpa also advised couples to enroll in relationship counseling sessions as early as possible to avoid the build-up of negative emotions and experiences.
May 21, 2020 05:26 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: 3 NewsCID investigates Mahama report against AbronyeJohn MahamaThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigation into a report filed by former President John Dramani Mahama against New Patriotic Party’s Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC. “On the programme, Abronye DC announced to the general public that some NPP personalities would be assassinated by NDC hirelings who would be wearing NPP T-shirts, and that these hirelings would be doing the bidding of Former President John Mahama,” Mr Lithur’s letter of complaint to the CID read. “On the same programme, Abronye DC stated that President John Mahama ‘killed President John Evans Atta-Mills’.”A video of the recording was attached to the letter, a copy of which was sent to the IGP. The CID has responded by inviting Abronye to assist in investigations. “You are requested to report to Director/SIU on Thursday 21st May, 2020 at 10:00am to assist investigation, please.”Mr Mahama has since denied the allegations, calling them “irreverent” and “despicable”.
May 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
According to John Jinapor, an amount of GH¢234 million cash was handed over to the NPP administration in 2016 hence it is therefore false for the minister to claim that the NDC administration left nothing in terms of the debt in the energy sector. Speaking in an interview with GhanaWeb the former Deputy Energy Minister maintained that the claims are false as some cash was left for the Akufo-Addo administration before they left office in 2016. So how Mr Amewu is able to contrive an amount of 2.6 billion is only a figment of his imagination." John Jinapor added that Energy SOEs which were performing well under the Mahama led administration is now deteriorating under the current administration as ECG made a loss of GH¢4.444 billion in its operation. “Energy Sector SOEs have performed poorly under the Akufo-Addo’s watch.
May 21, 2020 03:22 UTC
General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: Peace FMI ordered Bishop Obinim's arrest - Kennedy AgyapongKennedy AgyapongAssin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong says he is the architect behind the arrest of controversial tele-preacher Bishop Obinim. Bishop Daniel Obinim, the founder of the International God's Way church, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over the publication of false news and falsification of documents. Speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Kennedy Agyapong said he has also "forwarded the issue to EOCO". He has however urged Ghanaians to "focus on their work and stop following pastors like Bishop Obinim for spiritual guidance." Bishop Obinim was arraigned before a Magistrate's Court, in Accra, and granted a GHC100,000.00 bail with three sureties - one to be justified.
May 21, 2020 02:03 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: Peace FMIs Bawumia a product of an 'incurably fraud register'? Kabilla recounted to host Kwami Sefa Kayi that the Vice President described the register as an ''incurably fraud register'' and therefore didn't believe in it. Kabilla, therefore, wants to find out if Dr. Bawumia would describe himself as a product of a fraudulent register. Dr. Bawumia ''should be ready to tell how he would describe himself; as the product of an incurably fraud register? My point is that if you call a system incurably fraud and that system is used to produce you...how would you describe yourself, the product of an incurably fraud register'', Kabilla said this in an attempt to advise opponents of the compilation of a new voters' register to mind their language and choose their words carefully.
May 21, 2020 02:03 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIt’s been difficult but I always have a Plan B – Lydia ForsonLydia ForsonActress Lydia Forson says the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for her but she always had a Plan B, and so she has not suffered immensely as others have. According to her, what she has realized within this period is that the pandemic forces one to be more creative. “There is always something you can do, the great thing about what I do is I don’t limit myself to only one thing, so even though this is difficult, I am not hit that hard. Lydia Forson said it is unfortunate that the system does not allow artistes to make enough money from their creativity even while using social media, and urged stakeholders to put in the structures to enable them monetize their works. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
May 21, 2020 01:30 UTC