Politics of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIt is not a crime to be loyal to a political party – NDCplay videoNational Communications Officer for the NDC, Sammy GyamfiThe Volta region for years has been described as the stronghold of the National Democratic Congress considering the number of votes, they accumulate from the area in both presidential and parliamentary elections. “Why is President Akufo-Addo up in arms against innocent citizens and innocent ethnic groups just to massage his political ego? Adding that: “When did it become a crime to be deemed as a local to a particular political tradition.”Notwithstanding, the New Patriotic Party has denied these claims stressing that no Ghanaian has been brutalized as speculated by the NDC. Mr. Nitiwul again condemned the act of busing people to voters registration centres despite both parties signing an agreement with the Regional Security Council against the act. I am not going to sit down here and say it is only one party that was busing.
August 05, 2020 16:52 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comYour insults only increasing your chances of losing elections - Politicians warnedplay videoSenior Lecturer, Political Science Department at University of Ghana - Dr Seidu AliduA senior lecturer and political analyst at the University of Ghana, has cautioned parties indulged in incensed language and detrimental speech against their opponents to refrain from such or risk losing any chances of winning. He also noted that rational voters abandon abusive political parties and become suspicious of their true intentions even after the party(ies) repents. Dr Seidu Alidu was speaking at a forum organized by the Media for West Africa themed: Engagement with political party communicators on issues-based and decent language campaign. In recent times, politicians have been reprimanded for openly engaging in barrage of attacks at their opponents on media platforms. But the political science lecturer believes that for politicians to stand a chance of winning in the elections, they need to project policy-based issues and what their candidates have in stock for the citizenry.
August 05, 2020 16:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comYou’ll remain a former president for the rest of your life – Minister shades MahamaCentral Regional Minister, Kwamena DuncanCentral Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has predicted defeat for former President John Dramani Mahama in the upcoming elections. According to Kwamena Duncan the NDC flagbearer has nothing useful to offer Ghanaians. Kwamena Duncan asserted that there is grand plan by the NDC disrupt the peace in the country. “President Mahama, former president and he will continue to remain so for the rest of his life,” Kwamena Duncan said. Reacting to controversy over the deployment of soldiers to registration centres, Kwamena Duncan said it was standard practise.
August 05, 2020 16:22 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAwoshie-Mangoase: Residents give govt one-week ultimatum to fix traffic lightsThe Awoshie-Mangoase traffic lights have not been functioning for a whileResidents at Awoshie-Mangoase in the Ablekuma North Constituency say they are giving government a one-week ultimatum to fix faulty traffic lights in the area. This follows a massive protest by residents in the area on August 4, 2020, after a 27-year-old was knocked down to death by a vehicle as a result of the faulty traffic lights. According to the residents, about three other persons within the last few weeks have also lost their lives as a result of the faulty traffic lights. A resident speaking in an interview with GhanaWeb said; “Due to the accident, we blocked this road yesterday because vehicles are always knocking down pedestrians as a result of the faulty traffic lights. Another resident told the news team, after the construction of the road a few years back, the traffic lights have barely functioned despite efforts to draw the attention of authorities.
August 05, 2020 15:56 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAirtelTigo unveils exciting offer with free morning calls for six monthsplay videoChief Marketing Officer of AirtelTigo, Atul Narain SinghIn light of the existing global pandemic, telecommunications operator AirtelTigo has once again unveiled a new product as part of its efforts to improve customer satisfaction. The ‘Free Morning Offer,’ which according to the company is the very first of its kind, will give both new and existing customers free Airtel to Airtel calls from 5 am to 10 am for a duration of six months. He said, “today we’re doing something which is even more powerful…unthinkable and never seen before not only in Ghana. Detailing the content of the Free Morning Offer, Abubakari Halidu, Chief Sales Officer, announced that customers are viable to activate and access the offer by dialing *110#, and selecting option 2 to purchase the offer using AirtelTigo Money account for GHC2. “All a customer has to do is to buy a new AirtelTigo SIM, register for an AirtelTigo Money account, so an AirtelTigo Money transaction and lo and behold, get six months of Free AirtelTigo calls from 5am to 10am.”Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.
August 05, 2020 15:22 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana’s Salisu Mohammed joins Southampton for £10.9mSalisu has signed a four-year deal with SouthamptonEnglish Premier League outfit Southampton have completed the signing of Ghanaian centre back Mohammed Salisu. Salisu has joined Southampton from Spanish side Real Valladolid in an £10.9m deal. Sky Sports reports that the 21-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Saints. With medicals reportedly completed in Spain, the Ghanaian centre back is all cleared to begin his Southampton adventure. Salisu becomes the second Ghanaian high profile move in the transfer window after the movement of Kudus Mohammed to Ajax.
August 05, 2020 14:26 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaian players in Europe’s top five leagues who were relegated this seasonLumor's Real Mallorca were relegated in the Spanish LeagueOver the weekend, the last round of Italian Serie A matches were played, bringing an end to the domestic season across the major European Leagues. It has been a protracted and strange season, owing to the coronavirus pandemic which led to an almost four-month hiatus. On the field, it has been a mixed season for Ghanaian footballers. In the five major European leagues, no Ghanaian footballer managed to annex a league title but a few went down with their teams. Lumor's loan deal has also endedGermanyThe relegation of Fortuna Dusseldorf from the German top-flight league had four Ghanaian players involved.
August 05, 2020 14:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne of Mahama's major youth policies was importing Aboboyaa - NDC Communicatorplay videoWallace Ababio is part of the NDC's communications team in the Ashanti RegionA leading communicator of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Wallace Ababio has said that one of the biggest youth policies former President Mills and Mahama implemented was the importation of tricycles, popularly called Aboboyaa. The NDC communicator made the claim on Kumawood TV during a panel discussion on which party, between NPP and NDC has implemented better policies for the youth. As his NPP opponent made reference to his party's youth interventions such as NABCO, planting for food and jobs, etc, the NDC communicator stunned viewera and even the host with his Aboboyaa remarks. It is the youth who always drive them,""It is one of the best youth policies which Mills and Mahama brought." In spite of the hosts' probings into his claim, the NDC Communicator was adamant and insisted that the abobooya intervention remains one of the biggest youth policies in Ghana.
August 05, 2020 14:03 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCAS postpones ruling on GFA-Palmer casePalmer wants last year's GFA elections nullifiedThere has been another adjournment in the case involving the Ghana Football Association and Wilfried Osei Kwaku Palmer. The Court of Arbitration for Sports has rescheduled the ruling to September 1, 2020. Osei Kwaku Palmer is seeking redress from CAS after he was disqualified from competing in last year's GFA elections. Earlier there were reports from certain quarters that interested parties had been served with copies of the ruling but Palmer came out to deny it. “Contrary to report suggesting our lawyers of received the much-anticipated ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), we wish to establish the fact that our lawyers are yet to receive the ruling from CAS,” a statement read.
August 05, 2020 13:31 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Mahama registers for voters ID at Bole, addresses mediaplay videoJohn Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama is currently at Bole in the Savannah Region to partake in the ongoing voters registration exercise. This will facilitate his acquisition of the voters identification card for the upcoming 2020 polls. Mr. Mahama is however expected to address the media on the side, about the recent happenings surrounding the voters registration exercise and other related matters. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
August 05, 2020 13:30 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: footballghana.comNo need to resume football now - JE Sarpong tells govtVeteran Coach , J E SarpongVeteran trainer, J.E. According to him, it is important for the government to put stringent measures in place before giving the green light for football activities to return. Football activities will return, but stringent measures need to be put in place as we see in the European leagues,” the former Great Olympics coach observed. He continued, “Returning football activities in Ghana also implies that club administrators and players should be prepared to play in empty stadiums as is happening in Europe. Although it will be unpleasant and not motivating enough for players, it has to be observed as part of the safety protocols,” he insisted.
August 05, 2020 09:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFlashback: Mike Oquaye is an embarrassment to intellectualism – AnyidohoFormer Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku AnyidohoFormer Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho, in 2017 described the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, as an embarrassment to intellectualism for his alleged attempts to rewrite history. ‘’No wonder the Minority in Parliament is threatening to stage a walk out on Prof. Mike Oquaye because his political coloration is becoming an embarrassment to parliament. Peter Ala Adjetey was not politically bias like Mike Oquaye, Sekyi Hughes was not politically bias like Mike Oquaye. Mike Oquaye is becoming an embarrassment and a disgrace even to the institution called Parliament. Koku Anyidoho stressed that everything that Kwame Nkrumah sought to do after the 66 coup, ''the UP tradition destroyed everything.''
August 05, 2020 09:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comToday in History: Businessman defrauds Kwami Sefa Kayi of $45,600Broadcast journalist, Kwami Sefa KayiIn 2015, renowned broadcast journalist Kwami Sefa Kayi became a victim of fraud after falling prey to the activities of a businessman, Papa Poku Sarpong. According to a report filed by GNA, the businessman took $45,600 from Mr Kayi in 2011 under the pretext of purchasing two 4×4 vehicles for him. Read the full story originally published on August 05, 2015, on GhanawebA businessman, Papa Poku Sarpong has been arraigned for allegedly defrauding Mr Kwami Sefa Kayi, a popular broadcast journalist of $45,600 under the pretext of purchasing for him two 4×4 vehicles. Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alex Odonkor said the complainant, Mr Sefa Kayi and the accused person, a business executive reside in Accra. On July 8, this year, Mr Sefa Kayi reported the incident to the Police and Sarpong was arrested and in his caution statement admitted the offence.
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comHundreds in Ahafo-Ano stopped from registering because they don’t bear Akan names – NDCSammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer for the National Democratic CongressThe National Democratic Congress has accused the Electoral Commission of disenfranchising some Ghanaians in the Ahafo-Ano North Constituency because they do not bear Akan names. According to the National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, even though most of them have Ghana Cards which is a requirement to obtain a voters ID card, they have allegedly been denied the rights to register. He added that over 300 registrants, most of whom are Ewes and Northerners, were dispersed by armed military men in the Ahafo-Ano South Constituency after the waiting in the queue to register. He noted that the move was after some BVR kits deployed to the D/A Primary School Akwadaanyame 1 Registration Centre stopped functioning few hours after the start of the exerciseThis, Sammy Gyamfi, said was a deliberate attempt to prevent eligible voters from partaking in the ongoing voters registration exercise as these constituencies are their (NDC) stronghold. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
General News of Wednesday, 5 August 2020Source: Starr FMVoters register: Journalist's nationality challengedStarr FM news anchor Atiewin Mbillah-LawsonStarr FM news anchor Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson has had her nationality challenged while attempting to register for her voter’s ID card. According to the award-winning broadcaster, party agents at a registration centre at Pokuase in Accra challenged her nationality on the basis that she could not speak local dialects Twi or English. “My registration was challenged so I don’t have an I.D now. The development comes in the wake of claims by the opposition NDC that government is deliberately frustrating efforts by minority groups to register. “The NDC is desperately trying to undermine the simple and peaceful exercise of voters’ registration into one of ethnocentrism, outright fabrications, needless exaggerations, and old fashioned fear-mongering propaganda and inferior communists tactics”.