General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comObour defies protocols, buries father without ‘approval’ from authoritiesObour buried his late Father, Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour on Saturday at Juaso in the Ashanti regionNana Boansi Osei Kuffour, father of former MUSIGA president, ‘Obour’ was buried on Saturday, May 30 2020 without prior approval from local authorities. According to a myjoyonline.com report, Obour’s father was laid in state at his family house with mourners filing past. “All health teams were not told of this burial, even my Municipal Health Directorate was not informed. She said the body was laid in a coffin with a glass covering which prevents people from getting into contact with the body. Two months after his death, his body was transported from Accra to Juaso, his hometown, on Friday May 29, 2020 for burial.
May 31, 2020 10:18 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comSM Militants might return because their contract is for life - Bulldogplay videoShatta Wale with his militantsLawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as ‘Bulldog’ has stated that the SM militants signed a lifetime contract with Shatta Movement and that restricts them from dealing with any other music label or brand. He said Captan, Addi Self, Natty lee, and Joint 77 will be accepted back into the camp if they show remorse and plead for forgiveness from their boss Shatta Wale. Our mantra is SM for life and that’s what they signed up for. Bulldog also confirmed Shatta’s claim that the SM militants are extremely lazy. BackgroundDancehall artiste Shatta Wale has confirmed that he has sacked his militants, saying he took the action because they are lazy.
May 31, 2020 09:11 UTC
General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: Atinka OnlineGovernment must hasten slowly in re-opening schools - St. Mary SHS Assistant HeadAssistant head of St. Mary’s Senior High School, Mrs Sarah GarshongIn anticipation of the easing down of the Covid-19 restrictions, the Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration, St. Mary’s Senior High School, Mrs Sarah Garshong, has added her voice to the call on government to hasten slowly on its decision to re-open schools on a mass scale. According to her, the re-opening of schools should be a gradual process, starting with the final-year students. Mrs Garshong made the call when her school had its turn of the national disinfestation and disinfection of public senior high schools (SHSs) undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited on Saturday. Some of the schools were Ideal College, Mamprobi branch, Accra Academy SHS, St Margaret Mary SHS, Sacred Heart Technical Institute, Jamestwon among others. On the disinfestation against bed-bugs, Mrs Garshong was optimistic that it will go a long way to help the school get rid of the bugs.
May 31, 2020 08:37 UTC
General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: Starr FMPolice officer dies of coronavirus in KoforiduaFile PhotoA Police Officer has died of coronavirus in Koforidua in the Eastern region. The deceased, a 55-year-old Chief Inspector who was the Station Officer in Charge of the Central Police Station in Koforidua died Friday, May 29,2020, after a short illness. He was on admission at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua for few days having visited the Police Clinic in Koforidua and Newland Hospital- a private Hospital before his death. The sudden death of the Chief Inspector has shocked many in the Eastern Regional Capital. On Friday evening, Police officers at the station mourned the late Police officer in plain disregard of social distancing.
May 31, 2020 08:03 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: GNAInstitutions urged to help break myths on menstruationDr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of EducationDr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, has called for a collective approach by institutions to change the myths and other social perceptions on menstruation. He said in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the need to educate adolescent girls about menstrual hygiene and help deal with various misconceptions. The Minister was speaking at the Menstrual Hygiene Day Virtual Seminar to mark the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, which celebrated annually in May. Dr Prempeh indicated that over 800 million females worldwide menstruate daily and faced challenges concerning proper menstrual management. He, therefore, called on stakeholders to empower girls and women to take up their economic opportunities despite the barriers.
May 30, 2020 18:00 UTC
Lead counsel Justice Abdulai speaking to Rainbowradioonline.com expressed disappointment in the way the police have handled the case. He further disclosed that the family have been threatened with harm and death because of their resolve to find justice for their daughter. They keep smearing him with unfounded allegations and claims because he has been appointed to help find justice for the family,” he added. He said the allegations made in the said petition were borne out of ill-informed uninformed and or misinformation regarding the person of Hassan Zein. He was only asked to act as an intermediary to ensure the victim’s family gets justice.
May 30, 2020 18:00 UTC
General News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comIt’s still too early to lift ban on religious activities, others – Maurice AmpawPrivate legal practitioner, Maurice AmpawWhile several groups and individuals are advocating for the removal of restrictions on religious activities and other social gatherings, private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has expressed worry over such calls. He believes the time is barely ripe for the removal of restrictions that have been imposed on the movement of people across the borders, on church activities, and even on other social gatherings. Lawyer Maurice Ampaw’s worry comes on the back of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent statement that his government is in consultations with stakeholders to ease restrictions. And I think that it is too early to allow the church…”Lawyer Maurice Ampaw suggested to GhanaWeb that, alternatively, the removal of restriction could be done in several phases to allow for quality monitoring to prevent further spread and resurgence of the virus. Ghana like several other countries suffering the scourge of the Novel Coronavirus has already begun easing restrictions on movement and on other activities.
May 30, 2020 17:37 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: Ghana GuardianI never thought of being a captain because it is just a band - Sammy KuffourGhana legend Samuel Osei KuffourFormer Black Stars defender, Samuel Osei Kuffour has said he was never interested in the Black Stars captaincy as it was just an armband and nothing else. Kuffour was a senior player in the Black Stars and when C.K Akonnor was exiting the Black Stars he declined the captain's armband. “Stephen [Appiah] was the captain. He showed me respect because I was there before him and honestly, I never thought of being a captain because it is just a band,” Kuffour said. Let me give you a scenario here, during the 2014 World Cup, Messi was the captain for Argentina but you could see inspiration came from Mascherano."
May 30, 2020 17:26 UTC
General News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo deserves 80% for ‘marvellous’ coronavirus fight – Maurice AmpawPrivate legal practitioner, Lawyer Maurice AmpawIn spite of the increasing numbers of Ghana’s coronavirus cases in all but one region of the country, several stakeholders have doubted government’s ability to indeed curb the spread. Private legal practitioner, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, however, believes otherwise. Speaking in an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw scored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government 80 per cent for making good use of the country’s scarce resources to fight the invisible enemy. While striking a comparison between some developed countries, Lawyer Ampaw said Ghana’s performance so far surpasses countries like the United States of America. I think the Akufo-Addo government has done marvellously well and they need to be commended,” Lawyer Ampaw concluded.
May 30, 2020 15:33 UTC
He was allegedly killed in a fight between youth of the Wiesi and Baasa communities at the Fumbisi market, GhanaWeb had reported. The youth group, while expressing its condolences to the bereaved family, acknowledged the incident was unfortunate, wishing such a thing never happens again. A statement by the group wants state authorities to intervene in bringing justice to the aggrieved while maintaining peace and this, according to them, would require expedite action. Daniel Kwame Gariba and all the authorities concerned to expedite action in bringing the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book,” the statement indicated. They are also calling on the District Police Command, the Regional Command and the Minister of Interior to act fast and swift to avert any reprisal.
May 30, 2020 15:33 UTC
General News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCalls for my resignation are politically motivated – Dr. Asareplay videoDr. Daniel Asare, CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching HospitalCEO of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare, has stated that calls for his resignation are politically motivated claiming that some people are interested in occupying his seat. It was alleged that the staff, mostly at the senior level, have accused Dr. Daniel Asare of attempting to overstay his tenure despite hitting the age of 60 on May 31, 2020. Dr Asare responding to the issue in an interview with GhanaWeb said, “…We are in an election year so don’t also think that politics doesn’t play a role. People think that Korle-Bu is very quiet, it will not lean to their benefit.
May 30, 2020 15:22 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: footballghana.comI cannot use my influence to help my son earn a call up to the Black Stars - Osei KuffourSamuel Osei KuffourGhana and Bayern Munich legend, Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed that his son is eager to play for the Ghana national team but has urged him to work hard to earn his call up on merit. Osei is one of the best players to have ever played for the national team, the Black Stars and was a kingpin in the country's qualification to its maiden World Cup appearance in Germany. According to him, he cannot decide for the kid what to do but will love to see him play for the Ghana national team adding that he must work hard to earn a call up. It depends on him [to choose the country he plays for] but my influence will play a major role. “He needs to work hard for it.
May 30, 2020 15:11 UTC
General News of Saturday, 30 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI’m ready to go on pension but timing not right – Korle-Bu CEOplay videoDr. Daniel Asare, CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching HospitalThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare, has said that he is ready to go on retirement after serving his term as head of the hospital. His comment follows earlier reports of staff at the Korle-Bu Teaching, mostly senior staff, calling for his resignation stating that the CEO is attempting to overstay his welcome. But, Dr Daniel Asare, whose appointment as the CEO of Korle-Bu Hospital ends in September 2020, said he does not mind going on pension if President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo or the Board Chair of the health facility appoints a successor. You don’t do that.”Dr. Asare added that “So me I’m ready to go pension and do my own thing…So people should just be patient.
May 30, 2020 14:37 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 31 May 2020Source: GNA‘Let's not stampede President Akufo-Addo to lift restrictions’- Assemblyman cautionsPresident Akufo-AddoMr Christopher Kudzo Galenkui, Assemblyman for Wumenu Electoral Area in the Adaklu District has cautioned the citizenry against 'stampeding' President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to lift restrictions meant to contain COVID-19 in the country. "If we stampede the President and he lifts the ban now, there will becalamity in the country," Mr Galenkui said in an interview with GhanaNews Agency. He said there was no need to rush in lifting the restrictions, whenCOVID-19 positive cases were on the increase. Mr Galenkui said what the country needed now was God's divine interventionand observance of all safety protocols. He, however, said apart from re-opening of schools, the ban on other socialgatherings should be lifted.
May 30, 2020 14:03 UTC
But reacting to Mr Assafuah’s comments, Prof Appiagyei-Atua said the university governance system operates on self-governance and institutional autonomy and for that to work, the university is given adequate space that should not be encroached upon. The freedom is for government to respect the university space so that if there are certain rights that are there, it shouldn’t seek to violate them. Public Universities BillAccording to government, the Bill seeks to harmonise the governance, administration and accountability structures of public universities, but the academic community has mounted a fierce resistance. The Council will have the power to appoint and fire public university officials, including a Chancellor. In addition, there is a proposal to rename four public universities after various personalities.
May 30, 2020 13:52 UTC