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MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Mr George Mireku Duker, raised the gas cylinder to support his claim that the cylinder recirculation model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) announced by the government would ensure the integrity of gas cylinders and prevent gas explosions.

General News

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, on Friday ordered the marshal to take a gas cylinder that a Member of Parliament (MP) brought in to aid his debate on the 2018 budget and economic policy outside the chamber of Parliament.

While contributing to the debate, the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Mr George Mireku Duker, raised the gas cylinder to support his claim that the cylinder recirculation model of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) announced by the government would ensure the integrity of gas cylinders and prevent gas explosions.

The Nsuta Circuit Court has fined an electricity meter reader GHȼ18,000 for swindling 10 property owners under the pretext of assisting to supply power to their property.

Ibrahim Alhassan Gawsu, was additionally ordered to refund the monies collected from the victims and to pay compensation of GHȼ4,000 to the Northern Electrification Distribution Company (NEDCo), a subsidiary of the Volta River Authority (VRA).

Dr. Eugene Dordoye

General News

Nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have rejected the apology from their Medical Director describing it as “insincere.”

Dr. Eugene Dordoye on Thursday apologized unreservedly to staff and nurses after a strike by the nurses crippled activities at the hospital.

Yaw Anokye Frimpong

General News

Yaw Anokye Frimpong, the 22-year-old man who confessed to killing two African-American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Accra High Court.

The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Merley Afua Wood, passed the death sentence last Wednesday after a seven-member jury unanimously found Frimpong guilty on two counts of murder.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2017 private WASSCE but has withheld some 1,873 results for alleged malpractices.

The sub-regional examination body says the 117,306 candidates whose results have been released can assess them via WAEC’s official website from Friday morning.

(From left to right) Ms Rushnan Murtaza, Mr Kwesi Boateng Adjei, Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, Ms Sarah Hague, Dr Franklin Oduro and Ing Mabel Amoako-Atta at the launch of the 2017 DLT.

General News

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been ranked first in the 2017 District League Table (DLT).The TMA had the highest score of 80 on the
development and human well-being ranking of the DLT.


At the launch of the rankings in Accra last Wednesday, a deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Kwesi Boateng Adjei, said the impressive showing of Tema was predictable.

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho 

Politics

A former President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr James Victor Gbeho, has charged the Centre for Democratic Transitions - Ghana (CDT-Ghana) to work to preserve the lead of Ghana in successful democratic transitions on the continent.

Mr Hassan Ayariga addressing the media on the 2018 budget

Politics

The All People’s Congress (APC) has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be credited with the implementation of the National Identification Scheme.

According to the party, the scheme had already been fashioned out by previous governments.“What the NPP is doing now is to roll it out,” the APC stated.

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader

Politics

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, will be honoured for 20 years of meritorious service to his constituency, Suame, and the nation at large.

Under the auspices of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the event to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Bremang Park in Kumasi, is expected to have in attendance President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, chiefs and executive members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

President Akufo-Addo and Her Majesty Margrethe II at the Flagstaff House

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for stronger trading and investment relations between Ghana and Denmark.

He said there was a long history between Ghana and Denmark, dating as far back as the 17th century, and cited the Christianborg Castle which, until recently, was the seat of government.

KMA assembly member 'Ghana Beyeyie' assaults coordinating director

Politics

The Assembly Member for Asokwa New Town Electoral Area in Kumasi, Oscar Riches, also known as Ghana ‘Beyeyie’, on Wednesday allegedly assaulted the Deputy Coordinating Director of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr Kaleem Abdellah Adam.

Eyewitnesses said he allegedly used his face “like a boxing punching bag” and left him with a cut on the nose, forehead and a bloodshot eye.

Mr Koku Anyidoho

Politics

The Deputy General Secretary (Operations) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has gagged and prevented headmasters and headmistresses from expressing genuine concerns about how the free senior high school (SHS) policy is going to create future problems for the education sector.

Mr Anyidoho said the Ghana Education Service recently sanctioned a headmaster of a senior high school for commenting on the challenges that the free high school had impacted on his school.

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Life without sex

Life

A very popular actor, singer, educationalist and politician recently opened up to the media to talk about all areas of her life, public and private.

However, one comment that attracted a great deal of attention was the fact that she said she had not slept with a man for six years.

You have heard it said many times that communication is crucial for good relationships.

Few people would disagree that open, honest communication is important but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing or able to talk effectively.

Childlessness is a major underlining cause of most conflicts in marriage.

Lifestyle

Our popular Ghanaian bishop who claims God calls him angel is in the news again. In a video circulating on the social platform, the bishop is heard asking all his church members in all branches of Ghana to bring their used boxer pants, bras and panties to Tema to be burnt in church.

GTP unveils new brand campaign and 4th quarter collection

Business News

Tex Styles Ghana limited, producers of GTP and Woodin fabrics has launched a new marketing campaign to reinforce its position as a leading textiles manufacturer in the country.

Speaking at an event held on the company’s premises last Friday at Tema, the Marketing Director of GTP. Rev Stephen Badu explained that the purpose of the campaign is to refresh and reinforce the brand promise of GTP, which is expressed as 'Timeless Grace'.

Exol lubricants reducing our costs - STC

Business News

The Deputy Managing Director of the Intercity State Transport company (STC), Mr John Awuku Dzuazah has disclosed that the company has reduced its operational costs since switching to a lubricant produced by Exol Lubricants Limited for 50 of their Scania buses. 

According to Mr Dzuazah, the vehicles which used to require a change in lubricants after 10,000 kilometres now require an oil change after 30,000 kilometres since switching their lubricants to the LDF 3 oil.

Greg Rockson, the founder of mPharma, sometimes struggles to sum up the myriad services his three-year-old startup provides. But it’s safe to say the Accra, Ghana-based company is starting to disrupt Africa’s pharmacy retail supply chain and is setting its sights on bigger targets beyond the continent.

MPharma manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and their suppliers in four African countries. It provides inventory financing to clients and is using its growing purchasing power to help lower the cost of prescription drugs for patients.

Dzadey wins CAL Bank Open Golf

Sports News

Barry Dzadey won this year’s CAL Bank Limited Open Golf Championship at the Achimota Golf Course in Accra last Saturday after returning a net score of 70 in the men’s Group A.John Gedze, who grossed 71 net, finished second, while Geoff Coffie placed third with 72 net, beating Odoi Sowah on count-back.

Kwame Kizito — To leave Hearts as a free agent.

Sports News

Accra Hearts of Oak striker Kwame Kizito says he has paid his dues at the club  it is time to move on to greater challenges in Sweden after his contract with the Phobians ran out at the end of the Ghana Premier League season.

Kizito is determined to leave as a free agent for a professional career with BK Hacken, but Hearts management are ready to release him only after the Swedish side pay his player’s training and development fees before obtaining the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to complete the transfer.

Eric Ofori Antwi — Hearts bound

Sports News

Medeama SC goalkeeper, Eric Ofori Antwi, says playing for Accra Hearts of Oak would be a dream move as he looks to relaunch his career with the Phobians.

Antwi believes it is time for him to move out of the Tarkwa T&A Park but noted that he could stay with Medeama should the move fail to materialise.

Brenda Antwi - Donkor is the project Head for Di Asa

Showbiz News

When the brains behind Di Asa, the hugely popular dancing competition for plus size market women on Atinka TV decided to roll out the programme, they anticipated that it would generate some buzz; after all, who wouldn’t enjoy seeing big women doing their own thing.

But they did not expect the magnitude of the public response to be this big. In fact, that show has threatened to usurp the popularity of Adom TV’s Kumkum Bhagya as more and more people tune in to watch the entertaining show.

Akosua Ago Aboagye

Showbiz News

By Delali Sika

There is a perception that any career that involves the use of the local dialect, Twi, is easy to ace because not only is it used in conversations all the time, everybody even if it’s not your mother tongue can easily learn to speak it.

Professions that have such stereotyping in Ghana are acting and journalism but after 17 years of being in the local language media, Despite Group’s Akosua Ago Aboagye can say with all confidence that reading news in Twi is much more difficult than doing it in English.

Nana Aba

Showbiz News

The EIB Network is as big as they come on the media landscape so anything about them is bound to make news.

And that is why the exit of some of their key personalities recently has left many wondering if all is well there. First, it was AJ Sarpong leaving for Citi FM. Then Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku returned from maternity leave and almost immediately crossed carpet to Joy FM.

Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt

International News

At least 155 people were killed and another 120 injured in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian state-owned news outlets Nile TV and Masriya TV reported.

Incoming new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised "jobs, jobs, jobs" but analysts say rescuing Zimbabwe's economy is a huge challenge

International News

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

Government spending and foreign debts are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga. Mr Odinga has vowed never to recognise Mr Kenyatta's poll win.

International News

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited his “brother” and arch-rival Raila Odinga to his inauguration on Tuesday, November 28, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Also invited are the six other presidential candidates who had run against Mr Kenyatta in the annulled August 8 race, and the repeat poll on October 26.

 

OTHERS

“The seven other presidential candidates and their running mates in the last presidential election have been invited for the ceremony,” Mr Joseph Kinyua, the chairman of the 22-member Assumption of Office of the President Committee told journalists at Kasarani on Friday.

The other candidates are Joseph Nyagah and his running mate Moses Marango; Abduba Dida and his running mate Titus Ngetuny; Ekuru Aukot and his running mate Emmanuel Nzai and Japheth Kaluyu and his running mate Muthiora Kariara.

Also on the guests list is Cyrus Jirongo and his running mate Joseph Momanyi; Michael Wainaina and his running mate Miriam Mutua and Mr Odinga’s running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.

“As a state event of the highest importance, the government of Kenya at both levels and across the three branches will be fully represented.”

Mr Odinga withdrew from the October 26 repeat poll protesting lack of electoral reforms, and has since demanded a new election under a new electoral commission.

The other six candidates participated in the re-run and polled less than 0.5 per cent of the total vote.

 

RALLY

Mr Odinga’s National Super Alliance (Nasa) has reportedly planned a parallel event on Tuesday at the Uhuru Park, an event that Mr Kinyua pleaded with them to shelve.

"As a people who would want us to move together as one, we will plead that it is not necessary to have any other public function that day. We can bring out the issues we want discussed later. We should all work towards a cohesive, united Kenyan society, " said Mr Kinyua.

He went on: "The swearing-in of the President on Tuesday is a historic day. Any other function will be like me choosing to have tea, and which is my right, but there will be nothing historic about it."

The inauguration will cost Sh300 million, (about $2.9m) according to Mr Kinyua.


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