Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetBlood brothers to have played for Ghana's Black StarsThe Gyans and Ayews have represented the country in recent timesGHANAsoccernet.com brings to you a list of brothers to have played for Ghana's Black Stars1. Joe Addo and Simon AddoThe Addo brothers played for the Ghana national team during the 1990s. Richard Kingston, prominently known as Olele was one of the Black Stars' best goalkeepers during his active days. Mubarak and Alhassan WakasoThe two brothers played for the Black Stars during the 2016 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Alhassan Wakaso just made one appearance for the Black Stars at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium against Egypt in November 13.
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Politics of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: happyghana.comGovt’s sharing of food during lockdown caused increase in coronavirus case count – CPPFile photoDeputy National Committee Director of the Conventional People’s Party (CPP), Benjamin Nsiah has said the government’s method of distributing food to widows and the deprived, might be the reason for the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. He made this assertion on Happy FM’s political Show Epahoa Daben with Kwame Afrifa Mensah. Benjamin explained that he is of this view because the president did not allow the state to lead in the food distribution, but rather allowed his political party, the NPP, to do so. Per Benjamin’s view, the NPP government has simply rendered the state useless by refusing to allow them perform their roles, and not only in relation to the food distribution. According to him, the NPP, since it was introduced as a political party, has not benefitted the country in any way.
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Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIs Robert Mensah the wee-smoking goalkeeper Osei Kofi spoke about? Osei Kofi, though short of mentioning names gave hints which offered people insight into who the goalkeeper could be. GhanaWeb has done some checks to put faces to some of the clues dropped by Osei Kofi in his report. The skipper of the team who according to Osei Kofi advised Ben Koufie to give the substance to goalkeeper was the legendary John Eshun. The Ghana goalkeeper who kept the match against Sudanes which ended in a painful 1-0 defeat for the Black Stars was Robert Mensah.
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But like every other sport, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on armwrestling has been calamitous. After an excellent job two years ago, Ghana was handed rights to hold the Africa Armwrestling Championship after South Africa were stripped off the rights due to administrative lapses. Plans were already been set in motion and consultations with various stakeholders were being held to deliver another flawless armwrestling festival. On March 15, Ghana declared a ban on forms of social gathering and that was like a knife pierced through the hearts of all sports administrators including the Ghana Armwrestling Federation. It has been more than two months since the ban and Charles Osei Assibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling tells www.ghanaweb.com the impact the virus has had on his sport.
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Business News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com3% interest on stimulus package a ‘giveaway’ for members – GUTAplay videoGUTA president, Dr Joseph ObengPresident of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr Joseph Obeng, has described government's 3% interest on the GH¢600 million stimulus package to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as a free gift. The interest rate on the package he said is feasible due to the one-year moratorium and a two-year repayment period for MSMEs. Dr Obeng noted that this 'giveaway' from government was far better than that of some banks who have pegged their interest rate between 22-25%. Comparing the banks' interest rate to government's 3%, he said “it's very feasible. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
May 28, 2020 15:11 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: Kasapa FMFinance Minister to justify GH¢10bn support from BoG in ParliamentFinance Minister, Ken Ofori-AttaFinance minister Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to brief Parliament about government’s decision to borrow GH¢10 billion from the Bank of Ghana. The amount is to finance the gap in the 2020 budget which has been thrown out of gear as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The minority, however, disagrees with the Central Bank’s support to the government, despite the threat posed by the pandemic. The former deputy finance minister indicated government’s insatiable appetite for borrowing under the cloak of COVID-19 was as a result of election 2020. Central Bank’s support for government’s budget has been halted for almost four years as part of the requirements imposed by IMF after the country went to the Fund for a bailout.
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Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBanks must consider building football pitches to generate revenue - Robert ColemanRobert ColemanCEO of Wembley Pitches, Robert Coleman has urged banks in Ghana to venture into building football pitches as a means of generating revenue. Robert Coleman in an interview monitored by Ghanaweb disclosed that companies in advanced countries have taken up such ideas to establish themselves in sports because their names are inked in parts of the sporting facilities. Bayern Munich’s stadium, the Allianz Arena is one of such sporting facilities which has been named after a company. “I believe that if corporate bodies come together they will be able to pull resources to deliver such pitches,” Robert Coleman told Joy news. He also disclosed that facilities like Astro turfs could be beneficial and generate more revenue because it could be used for other ceremonial and commercial events aside sports.
Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: Daily Mail38-year-old trader arrested for impregnating 15 year-old girl at WalewaleFile photoA 38-year-old trader at Moshie-fong, a suburb of Walewawe in the North East Region, Zibrila Haruna, is in the grips of the police for allegedly impregnating a 15-year-old girl. The victim, according to Sergeant Francis Ngissah, is a primary pupil at Walewawe. It was then that Haruna grabbed the girl and forcibly had sex with her and warned the victim not to tell anybody. Since then Haruna who is married with three children continued having sex with the victim until her mother discovered the girl was pregnant. According to Sergeant Ngissah, the suspect is being processed for court.
Business News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comUse ¢600m stimulus package wisely - GUTA to applicantsplay videoApplicants at a center File photo)President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng has entreated his members as well as other groupings who have applied for the government’s ¢600m stimulus package to pump the monies they'll receive into their businesses for it to thrive. He noted that persons who will spend their monies lavishly will land in trouble as they may not be able to repay the loan with the 3% interest on it. Cautioning applicants in an interview with GhanaWeb, Dr. Obeng said “use this money directly for the intended purposes for which they have applied for this fund. Dr. Obeng also confirmed to GhanaWeb that numerous people have applied for government’s ¢600m stimulus package to help lessen their burden in these coronavirus times which has badly affected businesses. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
General News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: 3 NewsI’ve never seen an incompetent EC Chair like Jean Mensa – UCC lecturerJean Mensa, Chairperson of the ECPolitical Science lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Jonathan Asante Okyere has questioned the resolutions taken by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voter registration in late June regardless of opposition from some political parties and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. “In all my life being social and political, I have never seen an incompetent Electoral Commissioner like Jean Mensa,” he said. Mr. Asante Okyere, as a result, has admonished the Chair of the Commission, Madam Jean Mensa, to tread cautiously because the path she has chosen could be detrimental to Ghana’s hard earned democracy. The UCC Lecturer is positive President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is clandestinely supporting the EC’s position otherwise he would have instructed or called the EC chair to order in ensuring peaceful environment for the December 7 polls. Mr. Asante Okyere thus prayed faith-based organizations, traditional rulers and highly respected elders in the country to intervene to salvage the situation in maintaining peace before, during and after the polls.
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Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: footballghana.comKurt Okraku advises Thomas Partey on imminent transfer from Atletico MadridBlack Stars midfielder,Thomas Teye ParteyGhana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku has asked Ghanaian International Thomas Teye Partey to make some tough decisions before making any move so he doesn’t regret later. Partey is believed to be Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta’s number one target as he prioritizes signing a new defensive midfielder ahead of 2020/21 season. He has made 36 appearances in all competitions for Atletico, scored three goals and provided one assist in the campaign. He entreated him to consider three main important things before he will consider making a move to Arsenal. “First and foremost, Partey has done creditably well after coming from the lower ranks to the top.
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Business News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: New policy needed to limit dependence on foreign imports – AndaniAlhassan Andani, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank GhanaThe Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana, Alhassan Andani, has urged for a new policy that will limit the country’s huge reliance on foreign imports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the policy must entail and prioritize the agriculture sector’s drive to boost local production and consumption of food commodities. According to the Chief Executive of the GCX, Dr. Alfa Kadri, the move is expected to reassure farmers to keep trading on the platform. Also, figures released from the BoG indicated that the country’s total exports surpassed imports by US$780 million as of February 2020. The BoG attributed the increase to the fact that the country’s imports declined for the period, while it also benefited from the increase in some prices of commodities like cocoa and gold.
General News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBaby buying deal goes bad, police arrest three personsFile photoPolice in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, have picked up three persons for their roles in a failed attempt to buy a baby from a prostitute at a slum community. She contacted a commercial sex worker at the sprawling slum to help her get a baby to buy. After securing a baby from a colleague sex worker, the sex worker who was helping the buyer to secure the baby also engaged a group of young men to help her to expose the woman who contracted her. Negotiation got heated up when the prospective baby buyer – who was now in the company of two other ladies – realised that the baby presented was five months old. The two men were arrested because they are alleged to have stolen money from one of the women in the company of the prospective baby buyer.
Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: footballghana.comGNPC is not responsible to pay Kwasi Appiah's salary arrears - Dr Kwame Baah-NuakohDr Kwame Baah-NuakohHead of Sustainability at Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. Kwame Baah Nuakoh says his outfit is not responsible to pay the five months arrears of James Kwasi Appiah. Appiah, who was on a $35,000 a month salary was shown the exit by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on December 31. “GNPC doesn’t have a commitment with Kwasi Appiah neither do we have same with the GFA. "We don’t have any contract with Kwesi Appiah neither do we have any contract with the Ghana FA," he added. The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has come into public discussion on their refusal to pay the 5 months arrears of James Kwasi Appiah who left the Black Stars job in December.
Politics of Thursday, 28 May 2020Source: rainbowradioonline.comNDC’s absence at IPAC allowed sanity to prevail - Kofi AkpalooLPG founder, Kofi AkpalooFounder of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr. Kofi Akpaloo says he was happy the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) failed to show up at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Wednesday. The presence of the NDC he said would have amounted to nothing considering their position on the new register. ”The LPG as a party is satisfied with the arrangements of the EC and we are fully in support of the new register. ”The absence of the NDC at IPAC was good for the meeting. They are troublesome and as a politician, I pray their party will collapse to save this country from their troubles.
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