Friday, September 22, 2017

Attempt By Government To Rewrite Ghanas History Unfortunate

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The Convention People rsquo;s Party (CPP), the party Dr. Kwame Nkrumah formed, has criticized the Akufo-Addo government for re-christening the Founder 39;s Day commemoration as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day. President Akufo Addo has through an executive instrument proposed a renaming of September 21, as Nkrumah Memorial Day. Speaking at ...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Attempt By Government To Rewrite Ghanas History Unfortunate

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The Convention People rsquo;s Party (CPP), the party Dr. Kwame Nkrumah formed, has criticized the Akufo-Addo government for re-christening the Founder 39;s Day commemoration as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day. President Akufo Addo has through an executive instrument proposed a renaming of September 21, as Nkrumah Memorial Day. Speaking at ...

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Ghana's Growing Economy To Limit Adventures Across Sahara Desert

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President Nana Akufo-Addo says Ghana is working at growing its economy to open up opportunities to all citizens to curb illegal migration. Speaking at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on Thursday, he said, ldquo;no longer should Ghanaians have to subject themselves to the inhuman conditions of cross ...

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Stop Stigmatising Lepers – Nurse

Mrs Esther Kwakye, a nurse at the Ga South Municipal Hospital, McCarthy Hill, has urged Ghanaians to stop the stigmatisation and discriminating against lepers.

In an interview with Ghana News Agency, on Tuesday, Mrs Kwakye condemned the neglect and mistreatment of some lepers by their family relations.

She explained that some traditional societies had entrenched superstitions and beliefs, which perceived leprosy as a curse; and not as an ailment.

We treat people with tuberculosis as being normal; but not same with people with leprosy, forgetting that both diseases are caused by the same bacteria species, Mrs Kwakye said.

 She said due to the neglect of lepers by their family members, the Leprosarium units had taken such lepers in to cater for them.

 Mrs Kwakye said the Leprosarium Unit in Accra currently cares for 30 lepers, the Ho Unit cares for 90 lepers, the Kokofu Unit cares for 75 lepers, the Ankaful Unit cares for 65 lepers, and the Kwankyina Unit cares for 95 lepers.

She, therefore, called for a National crusade to stop discrimination and stigmatisation of lepers.

According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Leprosy, also known as Hansens disease , is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae.

 It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured and  people with Leprosy can continue to work and lead an active life during and after treatment.

Leprosy was once feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, but now we know it doesnt spread easily and treatment is very effective. However, if left untreated, the nerve damage can result in crippling of hands and feet, paralysis, and blindness.

 According to the CDC, it is not known exactly how the disease spreads between people. Scientists currently think it may happen when a person with Hansens disease coughs or sneezes, and a healthy person breathes in the droplets containing the bacteria.

However, Prolonged, close contact with someone with untreated leprosy over many months is needed to catch the disease.

 The disease is also not passed on from a mother to her unborn baby during pregnancy and it is also not spread through sexual contact.

 Due to the slow-growing nature of the bacteria and the long time it takes to develop signs of the disease, it is often very difficult to find the source of infection.

 Leprosy is treated with a combination of antibiotics. Typically, two or three antibiotics are used at the same time.

Treatment usually lasts between one to two years, the CDC says and the illness can be cured if treatment is completed as prescribed.

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Bankers Granted Bail For Alleged Fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to Albert Akrofi Ocansey and Kofi Osam Armah, all Bankers in the sum of GH¢100,000.00 each with two sureties.

    The two, who pleaded not guilty, were charged for conspiracy to carry out banking business without license, carrying out banking business without license, conspiracy to commit crime to wit defrauding by untrue pretence and defrauding by untrue pretence.

     They are to reappear on October 9, 2017.

      The accused persons, who committed the alleged crime with other accomplices now at large, initially refunded GH¢20,000.00 and when they appeared in court on Wednesday gave a cheque of GH¢2,000.00 which is yet to be cleared.

    The court has, therefore issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Gideon Asamoah Asante and Prince Takyi Turkson, all Bankers.

     Detective Chief Inspector Isaac Agbemehia, told the court that the complainant in the case was one Patricia Dodoo-Solomon, a Banker.

     He said somewhere in July 2012, the accused persons established a company called Mak Asset Management Limited and licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, strictly to operate as an investment advisory firm.

      He said the accused persons were not to operate any banking related activities, however, accused persons veered from their core objectives and engaged in Micro-Financing and other banking related activities.

    The Prosecution said they presented the company to the public as Micro-Finance Company and have been taking deposits from unsuspecting people with the promise of a high interest rate to lure them.

     Detective Chief Agbemehia said this came to the attention of the authorities of the Commission and as a result the licence was revoked.

     Notwithstanding, the accused persons continue to operate the company and subsequently collected cash in the sum of GH¢40,000.00 as deposits from the complainant on October 16, 2015 and promised an interest rate of 33 per cent per annum to mature on October 15, 2016.

     He said on the maturity date the complainant submitted a redemption of her fund but the accused persons failed to give her the money, a report was made to the police and the accused persons were arrested 

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When Will the World End According to Bible Prophecy

The world is passing away and so is its desire, says 1 John 2:17. What is that world How and when will it pass away

What is the world that will end

Because the world in question has ‘desires that merit Gods disapproval, it is obviously not the literal earth. Rather, it is the world of mankind who disregard God, making themselves his enemy. (James 4:4) The people who make up that world will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) On the other hand, people who remain no part of the world, in obedience to Jesus Christ, have the prospect of everlasting life. â€"John 15:19.

Indeed, 1 John 2:17 concludes: The one who does the will of God remains forever. Yes, that one has the prospect of everlasting life right here on earth, as stated at Psalm 37:29: The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.

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Ignore Daily Guides Concoction Of Prof. Botchwey Report – NDC

The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has urged members of the Ghanaian public to reject reports by the Daily Guide newspaper that the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee report has been leaked.

The paper, during the week, has published portions of the report it claimed it had in its possession. The paper claimed among other things, that the report blamed former President John Mahama for the partys defeat in last years polls.

However, reacting to this development in a statement, Mr Adams said: The attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been drawn to yet another series of untrue publications by the Daily Guide newspaper and which are being circulated as excerpts from the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee report.

The said reports, published on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 2017 by the Daily Guide are false, and are not contained anywhere in the report of the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee.

We have observed, rather sadly, that such deliberate publications about the NDC, and especially the former President, only come up when the Nana Akufo-Addo government has its back to the wall due to scandals or public agitation, this time arising from increasing fuel prices, increasing cost of clearing from the ports, negative fallout from a poor implementation of the Free SHS programme, public rejection of the attempt to re-write the countrys history among others.

These are obviously more vital issues the Daily Guide should be writing on instead of concocting stories about the NDC and its officials and publishing same.

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Integrate HIV/AIDS education In Schools – First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called on African countries to make conscious efforts to integrate HIV/AIDS education in schools.

Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that Africa is the most affected region, with 25.6 million people living with HIV in 2016. The African region also accounts for almost two thirds of the global total of new HIV infections.

Integrating HIV/AIDS education in schools, according to Mrs Akufo-Addo, will support reduce infections and protect the future of African youth.

Mrs Akufo-Addo said this at the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) meeting in New York on Tuesday.

The meeting was on the theme: Global Partnership towards harnessing the demographic dividend in Africa.

Mrs Akufo-Addo noted that Africas youthful population remains the hope of the continent for the future and we must harness their potential.

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CID Invites New Times Corporation Union Leaders

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has invited leaders of the New Times Corporation workers Union.

The reason for the invitation is unclear, but the Union Chair, Diana Bosu, believes that the invitation follows a demonstration the workers staged against the Managing Director, Carol Annang, on Monday.

She told Class FM Thursday, September 21 that: We have received a call from the CID of the Ghana Police headquarters that our General Secretary, including the executives of New Times Corporation, should report.

We dont know why they are inviting us so we are on our way there. We will want to think that it may have to do with the demonstration.

This year, we have others who went on demonstration. GIHOC executives of the ICU were not invited, why is the New Times Corporation being isolated and being invited to the police headquarters

The mad staff, on Monday, accused Ms Annang of using company funds to buy herself an SUV while staff suffer poor conditions of service, as well as hijacking the functions of the companys Chief Accountant, Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Auditor. In Mondays demonstration, the staff, numbering over 50, locked out the MD.

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Viral PHOTO Shows WH Chief of Staff Face-Palming During Trumps UN Speech

A photo of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reacting to President Donald Trump‘s menacing United Nations address on Tuesday has gone viral.

The photo, taken by Mary Altaffer of the Associated Press, shows Trumps homeland security secretary turned chief of staff holding his face in his hand while listening to his boss, with First Lady Melania Trump seated in front of him.

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Kevin Hart 'Not Doing Too Well'

Kevin Hart is struggling to keep his spirits up amid allegations of cheating and an alleged extortion attempt.

Kevins not doing too well, a source tells PEOPLE. Hes really embarrassed that all of his personal business is out there for everyone to see.

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President Trump Calls Emmy Award Ratings ‘the Worst Ever

President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at the rigged Emmys â€" with the Leader of The Free World rejoicing over the award shows low ratings.

Trump, 71, tweeted Tuesday night a few minutes before 11 p.m. while in New York City, writing, I was saddened to see how horrible the ratings were on the Emmys last night â€" the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the DEPLORABLES

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Pastor' In Court For Assaulting Ex-Lover

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Kingsford Ansah, a Pastor, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with causing unlawful damage, assault and threat of harm. He has however pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Court, presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye, admitted Ansah to bail in the sum of GH cent;60,000.00 with two sureties, who should be gainf ...

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Manso Nkwanta: Three Robbers Gunned Down, One Lynched

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Police at Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, have gunned down three suspected armed robbers following a gun battle with a police patrol team, Wednesday dawn. The robbers, five in number were said to have blocked the Manso-Kensere-Adubia road in an attempt to rob the travelling public at about 3 a.m. Membe ...

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CGAP, MasterCard Foundation Introduces e-learning Platform For MFIs In Ghana

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The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) together with the MasterCard Foundation are launching an ambitious drive to build capacities of players in the Microfinance industry in Ghana. The training is expected to take off on the Gateway ACADEMY portal, a mobile friendly platform which will have both fee based and free academic cont ...

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Want To Stay Young Have More Sex

Scientists suggest sex is the key to a healthier and longer life.

A recent post from stated that orgasms are the spurting fountain of youth. From heart disease, cancer, and envi ronmental causes, the benefits of sex are a factor in all three cat egories of male mortality. And many scientists believe that the more sex you have, the longer you will live.

According to Michael Roi zen, a 6 2 -ye a rold doc tor who chairs the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a man who has 350 orgasms a year lives about four years longer. And more than those extra four years, Roizen says, the men will feel eight years younger than their contemporaries.

Asked if there is an optimal number of orgasms for the aver age man, Roizen suggests that 700 a year could add up to eight years to your life. There is some evidence to back Roizen's claims. A Swedish study done in the '80s found that 70 -year-olds who made it to 75 were the ones still having sex, and a Duke University study that followed 252 people over 25 years concluded that frequency of intercourse was a significant predictor of longevity.

In another study in Wales, scientists interviewed nearly 1,000 men in six small villages about their sexual frequency and sent the death records to scientists so they could record the life spans.Ten years later, they found that men who had two or more orgasms a week had died at a rate half than that of the men who had orgasms less than once a month. Sexual activity seems to have a protective effect on men's health, the researchers concluded.

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Is The End Near —What Does It Mean

When you hear the words The end is near! what comes to mind Do you think of a wild-eyed preacher thundering from the pulpit and gesturing dramatically, Bible in hand Or do you picture a bearded old man standing on a street corner, wearing a long robe tied at the waist with a rope, holding a sign bearing a doomsday message Imagining such scenes may make some people feel concerned, while others may feel skeptical or even amused.

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Photos: Kevin Hart Takes His Pregnant Wife Eniko Out To Lunch After He Was Caught Cheating Amid Sextape Scandal

American comedian, Kevin Hart and his pregnant wife has been spotted together for the first time since his sex tape scandal.

Kevin was filmed cavorting with a woman in grainy footage â€" He has since apologized to his wife after receiving demands for $10million from an unnamed extortionist who is now being hunted by the FBI.

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White House hosts leaders of historically black colleges

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Accra, Sept. 18 - (UPI/GNA) - The White House is scheduled to meet with the presidents of some of the historically black colleges and universities on Monday. Administration officials will hold the White House summit at 8 a.m. EDT with several leaders of the United States 39; historically black campuses. This event comes amid some cont ...

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Revealed!! How AMERI Deal Sunk VRA

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The controversial AMERI Power deal is costing the country a whopping $11.5 million a month, workers of the Volta River Authority (VRA) have said. As a result, the Authority has incurred a debt of $218 million for the past 18 months the John Mahama administration signed the deal in January in 2016. And with the deal said to be in force ...

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After Irma, Caribbean in the sights of another hurricane

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Accra, Sept. 18 - (UPI/GNA) - Barely a week after Hurricane Irma tore through, a number of islands in the Caribbean are now bracing for a direct hit from yet another major hurricane -- this time Maria. The storm is swirling in the eastern Caribbean and is expected to become a major hurricane -- Category 3, minimum -- by early Tuesday as it heads ...

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Times Board Assures MD Of Full Support Amid Protests

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The governing board of the New Times Corporation has pledged to protect the Managing Director of the corporation Carol Annan from the irate workers there. ldquo;We have a responsibility as the board of the to ensure that she is not put in harm 39;s way and we will ensure her safety and security if they have to co ...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Looming Bloodshed: Berekum Warming Up To Fight Fulani Herdsmen

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Residents of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region are reported to be piling up arms in preparation for a full-blown war against nomadic herdsmen popularly called Fulani. A one month notice of eviction has been given to the Fulani herdsmen to vacate the area or they would be chased out, the indigenes have threatened. It follows the death o ...

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4 Hair Benefits Of Yam You Didn't Know

Yam is a staple food in Ghana popular among the Ashantis and Northerners. Yam is a rich source of energy and also Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Vitamin A is found in small quantities in this vegetable.

The common yam recipes include yam and garden eggs stew, fried yam and fish and yam fufu and goat light soup.

We have four fine reasons to consume yam if you are suffering from hair loss or dandruff.

Hydrates scalp

Vitamin A in yam helps to produce and protect the oil in the scalp. This keeps the scalp hydrated and will prevent hair fall due to breakage. It will also keep the mane silky and shiny. For shiny and silky hair, incorporate yam in your diet at least every week.

Good for hair growth

Yam supports hair growth because it contains beta-carotene and anthocyanins. Beta-carotene prevents dry and dull hair and the formation of dandruff.

The  Vitamin A also makes it an excellent food for healthy hair.

Improves blood circulation in the scalp

Yam contains a high amount of iron and this helps RBC in the blood to carry more oxygen to the scalp.

This, in turn, increases the blood circulation in the scalp, resulting in healthy and strong hair. If your body is deficient in iron, it may cause loss of hair and baldness.

Stops premature hair graying

Being a rich source of Vitamin B6, yam aids in the increased production of melanin, which provides color to the hair, and thus prevents premature graying of hair.

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Do More Investigative Works To Help Improve Society - Affail Monney Urges Journalists

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Roland Affail Monney has encouraged Ghanaian journalists to do more investigative works to support improve the lot of society.

He, however, admonished media practitioners who want to do investigative work to learn the rudiments of the profession to be able to produce high quality investigative works.

Mr Monney said this at the opening of a three-day workshop on investigative journalism on free movement and migration of people, organised by Media Response, an NGO for about 30 journalists and media practitioners in Accra.

He said he is not against investigative journalism and rather wanted Ghanaian journalists to become more professional in their investigative works.

He, therefore, commended Media Response for the training, saying GJA cherishes training of such nature.

For his part, the Executive Director of Media Response, Mr Samuel Dodoo said media has a crucial role to play in the promotion of safe, secure intra-regional migration.

He said the inability of Ghanaian journalists to adequately cover and accurately report on migration issues has resulted in gradual erosion of public confidence in their ability to provide trusted information.

According to him, the rationale for the training was to support provide knowledge on the legal frameworks that promotes free movement of persons as well as the protection of migrant rights.

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Hurricane Maria 'Devastates' Dominica: PM

Dominica has suffered "widespread damage" from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says.

"We have lost all that money can buy," he said in a Facebook post.


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Woman In Sex Tape With Actor Kevin Hart Revealed...

Kevin Hart, 38, had publicly apologised to his pregnant wife and two children following stills from a steamy video surfacing of the actor and another woman. 

The tape in question is at the centre of an FBI extortion probe, with TMZ claiming to reveal the woman involved to be 27-year-old stripper Montia Sabbag. 

The publication claims Montia had met Kevin in Las Vegas in August and the duo enjoyed a 'wild weekend' together.

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Fall Armyworm has Been Defeated - Minister

Dr. Akoto Owusu-Afriyie, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has insisted that the fall armyworm attack, which ravaged thousands of farms across the country, has been defeated.

He said Ghana had been able to manage the worm invasion better compared to its neighbors in the West African sub-region.

Dr. Owusu-Afriyie made the claim when he appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) to respond to some violations contained in the 2015 Auditor-General's Report in relation to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The PAC is currently holding public sittings on the Report of the Auditor General for the Public Accounts of Ghana for the year ended December 31,2015.

Dr. Owusu-Afriyie insisted that the government deserves commendation, and not condemnation, for how it has managed the fall armyworm invasion on farms across the nation.

He said the fall armyworm menace was a biological phenomenon and, as such, was not possible to eliminate every single worm from the system.

Dr. Owusu-Afriyie expressed optimism that there was the likelihood of having bumper harvest this year, adding that if there were any threat of famine, the ministry would be the first to raise the red flag.

He explained that out of a total of one million hectares of farmlands, 124,000 hectares were affected by the fall armyworm attack and 14,000 hectares were completely destroyed.

He said the Ministry had taken steps to help the farmers whose farmlands have been completely destroyed with new seeds, fertilizer and chemicals for the minor crop season.

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I Was 'Trained' To 'Sexually Please' R. Kelly When I Was 16

A woman who claims she had underage sex with R. Kelly after meeting him outside his 2008 child pornography trial in Chicago, says she was 'trained' to please him.

In a disturbing interview, Jerhonda Pace, said she was just 16-years-old when she was invited on the singer's tour bus and found the singer naked with another woman, who Pace says was there to show her how to 'please' Kelly.

'I went out there to his tour bus and you have him naked and you have her naked. And I'm looking like, 'OK, what is this ' Pace said in a new interview on The Real.

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Fake Drugs Invade Markets – PTAG

The president of the Pharmacy Technologists Association of Ghana (PTAG), Mr Prince Boateng, has expressed concern about the public health risks that substandard drugs are posing to Ghanaians.
Mr Boateng said such drugs were prolonging duration of diseases and gradually eroding public confidence in the countrys healthcare delivery system.

Mr Boateng expressed the worry at the Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Association in Ho on the theme: Elimination of Substandard Medicine from the Ghanaian Market: The Contribution of the Pharmacy Technologist.

He said it was time people were stopped from selling medicines arranged on trays, in baskets and containers because they were mostly repackaged expired products with unclear labelling and without expiry dates.

Madam Delese Mimi Darko, the Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drugs Authority, commended PTAG for efforts in fighting against the sale of medicines that did not meet FDA standards.

She said measures were being put in place to reduce the production and sale of substandard medicines worldwide.

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Tepa Nursing Principal Interdicted

The embattled Principal of the Tepa Nursing and Midwifery College, Victoria Amoah, has been interdicted by the Ghana Health Service.

The letter containing the punishment was delivered to her last Friday afternoon by an official of the Health Service.

Reports had suggested that Ms Amoah had been transferred to the Teshie Nursing College as head. The interdiction comes months after investigations by Ultimate FM in Kumasi fingered her in an alleged malfeasance at the school.

Ms. Amoah and the accountant of the college, Richard Asamoah, according to investigations, faked invoices and receipts to milk the government institution during every admission year in excess of GH¢9million.

The alleged corrupt practices began in 2011, two years after the college was established.

Further checks revealed that at least about 50 per cent of past and current students of the college did not pass through any interview panel as prescribed by the Ministry of Health because admission to the college was sold at a whopping GH¢3000.

Also, a probe into her activities at the college by a seven-member delegation dispatched there by the Ministry of Health uncovered a new GH¢7million fraud.

The delegation, led by Tina Mensah, Deputy Minister of Health and Dr Kwasi Asabre, Acting Director, Human Resource at the Ministry, further retrieved a number of used fake receipts from the school, which confirmed earlier reports of corruption in the college.

Meanwhile, the chief accountant at the college, Asamoah, has allegedly absconded after a GH¢150,000 electricity debt was discovered by authorities.

The Electricity Company of Ghana has subsequently cut power to the school over the huge debt.

Again, the school is said to be indebted to their fuel supplier, Star Oil, to the tune of GH¢39,000 causing the fuel station to stop supplying them with fuel.

This means that students whose hostels are outside campus will have to transport themselves to school for lectures even though they have already paid for the cost of transportation.

The issues have led to the postponement of the schools reopening date for fresh students.

Asamoah, who is the only signatory to the schools account, is reportedly hiding in the US.

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Horse Sliced In Half As Hurricane Maria Hits Caribbean Island

Hurricane Maria has unleashed its fury on the Caribbean island of Dominica, destroying the Prime Minister's residence and forcing him to be rescued. 

Roosevelt Skerrit, who has led the country since 2004, updated his citizens on Facebook as the hurricane ripped the roof from his home.

The 44-year-old said he was at the 'complete mercy of the hurricane' before announcing that he had been rescued.

But he later warned Dominica has lost 'all what money can buy' after Maria intensified into a 'potentially catastrophic' category five storm moving towards British overseas territories already battered by Irma.

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Cambodian Authorities Shut Down NGO

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Accra, Sept. 15 - (dpa/GNA) - The Cambodian authorities have decided to shut down Mother Nature, one of the leading environmental grass-roots non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country. In a statement, published by the government-aligned Fresh News on Friday, the Ministry of the Interior said it had decided to dissolve Mother Na ...

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Cambodian Authorities Shut Down NGO

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Accra, Sept. 15 - (dpa/GNA) - The Cambodian authorities have decided to shut down Mother Nature, one of the leading environmental grass-roots non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country. In a statement, published by the government-aligned Fresh News on Friday, the Ministry of the Interior said it had decided to dissolve Mother Na ...

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JOSPONG Group Reverses Decision To Discontinue Injunction Against Multimedia

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The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Monday sought an adjournment of the case in which he is seeking to restrain The Multimedia Group from accessing information from some ministries, departments, and agencies. Monday 39;s action vitiates from the businessman 39;s earlier notice of discontin ...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

President Nana Akufo-Addo To Focus On 'Africa Beyond Aid' At Maiden UN Address

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President Akufo Addo is preparing for his maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Thursday. He said he will take the opportunity to highlight some of the major challenges impeding the development of Africa, and make suggestions on how they could be addressed, adding that a lot needs to be done to make the world a b ...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

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Accra, Sept. 15 - (UPI/GNA) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korean and Japanese officials said on Friday. Reports of the fired missile prompted Japan to warn residents to take shelter, BBC News reported. quot;North Korea fired an unidentified missile from near Sunan, Pyongyang, around ...

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Police Declare 'Terrorist Incident' at London Underground Station

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Accra, Sept. 15 - (dpa/GNA) - The Metropolitan Police said on Friday that they are investigating a quot;terrorist incident quot; at the Parsons Green underground station in west London. quot;The Met 39;s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating after the incident at Parsons Green tube station is declared a terrorist incident, quot; ...

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Do's And Don'ts Of Wearing Socks

The art of wearing socks is a must study. Most of the time people get it totally wrong. Why would you mess your dapper look with your wrong socks choice

Socks are not just some closet items worn to prevent direct contact of the feet to your shoes. It forms part of your look and must be approached as such. Believe it or not, your feet are the next noticed aside your apparel.

Today, brings to you some rules to the socks culture so you dont miss your look next time with your socks.


Take this advice, try to match your socks color with your outfit. If your socks are multicolored it should at least contain one of the colors amongst your outfit.

It makes a fine fashion statement. It also this creates a solid line when you cross your legs and your pant leg rises up, exposing your footwear and maybe even your leg. If the pants are black, the socks should be, too.

Go in for striped colored socks. This is a very smart way to work every look. Most of these stripped colored socks contain colors likely to match your outfit. They equally have a very classic appeal, especially when worn with a cooperate attire.

Play safe always with a black sock if you are color blind.  Black is a universal color; acceptable to every occasion. That is the best way to avoid fashion criticisms. 


Never wear a sock with a sandal. This is totally hilarious trust me. Why would anyone do that   Sandals are meant to liberate the feet. It is the only time you are not to wear your socks. You end up looking like a subway clown.

If you dont feel comfortable exposing your feets in your sandals then take it off and wear your shoes. Thats what they are for.

Another thing that cracks me up a lot is the white socks. Folks lets take notice of this: white socks a big no when you want to approach the cooperate look. Even if you wearing a white shirt and would like to match up your socks with it like the advice given in the text above please, halt it.

This is the only time that tip becomes bad. White socks are worn only for sport related activities and possibly a casual look but not to the office. Leave that to the pallbearers.

Pulling your socks to the knee level should be left only to the footballers and other sports activities. Reasonably, your socks should be pulled to ankle level or slightly above the knee level.

Ridiculous socks moments should be left to Halloween.

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Body Of Eight-Day Old Baby In Refuse Dump

A lifeless body of an eight-day old baby was at the weekend found at a refuse dump in Effiduasi, the capital of Sekyere East District.

The mother of the deceased baby is unknown and the police have begun investigations.

Police Superintendent Asare Bediako, the District Commander, confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency and said the body had been recovered and deposited at the Effiduase Government Hospital morgue.

He vowed to do everything to get to the bottom of the case.

The dead baby was discovered by a woman with mental disorder and she run to inform the Chairperson of the Unit Committee, Madam Agartha Achampong.

She initially dismissed her, but upon second thought, decided to follow her to the place, only to see the baby lying on the ground, lifeless.

A formal, report was then made to the police.

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School Of Social Work Appeals For Scrapped Student Allowance

Dr Prince Boamah Abrah, the Acting Principal of School of Social Work, Osu, has appealed to government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to reinstate its students allowance as done for teachers and nurses.

He said the students allowances played a major role in buying learning materials, and other vital needs of the students to enhance learning.

Dr Abrah made the appeal at the 13th annual Matriculation and 12th Graduation Ceremony of the School of Social Work, Osu, in Accra on the theme: Caring for the Vulnerable: Social Workers Stand Up!.

Listing a number of challenges confronting the school, Dr Abrah said the school had been left out in terms of the development, in particular its physical structure.

There is not enough space to admit more students and I am appealing to Getfund to complete the infrastructure they started building for the school at Madina, he said.

He said the school also lacked computers, a library and transport facilities to assist the students and tutors to undertake educational tours to learn more about social work on the field.

Dr Abrah therefore, appealed to the government to consider offering opportunities to the graduates to be employed at the Department of Social Welfare, as was done for graduates of teacher and nursing training colleges who gain employment in their mother department after completion.

The event was used to welcome 175 fresh students into the School and also graduated 143 students who have finished their various courses.

Forty-two of the graduants representing 29.37 per cent were males while 101 representing 70.63 per cent were females.

With reference to the fresh students, 45 representing 25.71 per cent were males whiles 130 representing 74.29 per cent were females.

The Sandwich 2016/17, Regular 2016/17 and Diploma 2016/17 groups formed the graduates of the 13th annual matriculation and 12th graduation ceremony.

Ms Monica Owusu, Mr David Worlanyo Boafo and Ms Mavis Edem Klutse were adjudged overall best students for the Sandwich 2016/17 group, Regular 2016/17 group and Diploma 2016/17 group.

The School of Social Work, Osu which was established in 1945 with a handful of students had seven men and two women as its first products passing out in 1946. It trains students to provide social services in the welfare departments of the country.

The School currently has a population of 263 students both male and female and runs certificate and diploma in Social Work on regular and sandwich modules.

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‘Sacked Pentecost SHS Headmaster On Hunger Strike

Dismissed headmaster of the Pentecost Senior High School, Wisdom Blazu is reportedly on hunger strike.

According to Nicholas Folie Mensah who is Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association of the school, Mr. Blazu since he was relieve off his post by Ghana Education Service  has been left traumatized.

In an interview on Adom News, he said the embattled headmaster has refused to eat and cries uncontrollably when the issue is raised. I visited the headmaster and the wife said he has refused to eat. He even refused to see me and I think its a big blow to his family he revealed.

The headmaster of Pentecost SHS, Wisdom Blazu and Assistant headmaster of Daffour SHS, Rev. S.P Eleworkor were sacked by the Ghana Education Service.

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Two Gambling Centres Shut Down In Koforidua...

Two gaming facilities in Koforidua have been shut down by the Gaming Commission for allowing adolescents to patronise their facilities.

The premises of Winnabets and Premierbets were locked up after an inspection of their facilities by officials of the commission last Thursday.

During the inspection on the premises of Premierbets at about 5 p.m. two minors, aged 16 and 17, were found, while at Winnabets two 16-year-olds and a uniformed policeman were also seen playing the game.

The shutdown of the two facilities, which also did not have bouncers to turn away children, was supervised by the Deputy Commissioner of the Gaming Commission, Mr Kobby Annan.


The operations also led to the confiscation of 17 slot machines at Nsawam and Suhum in the Eastern Region, as well as Amansaman in the Greater Accra Region.

The machines, popularly called Jackpot, were seen being operated in the open contrary to the law which requires them to be confined to enclosed spaces to prevent minors from accessing them.

The operations formed part of the Commissions efforts to curb gambling among adolescents whose interest in it seem to be growing.


Briefing the Daily Graphic after the operations, Mr Annan said owners of the centres would have to pay some administrative penalty after which they would be arraigned before court.

It is the court that will decide whether they are in violation of section 48 of the Gaming Act and other sections or not, he said.

Section 48 of the Gaming ACT, 2006 (Act 721) states that: A person responsible for a gambling machine shall not permit a child to use the gambling machine or to enter a place where the gambling machine is operated.

Besides, section 56 clause (2) of the Act also indicates that: A person who permits a child to use a gambling machine or to enter a place in which a gambling machine is used commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a good of not more than 250 penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both.

Mr Annan explained that the commission embarked on the pilot inspection exercise after it received intelligence reports that children were involved in gambling at various gaming centres in the country.


Mr Annan said although many registered gaming facilities were required by the law to have bouncers to prevent adolescents from accessing them, this was not done.

I am deeply worried that there are many facilities, especially the registered ones, which are supposed to have bouncers to turn away minors from accessing them but, unfortunately, they do not adhere to the regulations religiously.

Gaming or gambling, which is entertainment, is a risk that needs to be taken by responsible adults. People get addicted so when you expose children to gaming early, you are exposing them to illegal activities or irresponsible risks whose consequences to their future they cannot comprehend, he said.

Nationwide clampdown

The deputy commissioner added that the commission would deploy between 200 to 400 people to work with the police nationwide to clamp down on illegal gambling.

The future of our children is doomed if we fail to check irresponsible gambling operators. As a nation, we have to tackle underage gambling head-on now, he added.

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Hurricane Maria To Become Major Storm Near Caribbean Islands

Maria is expected to become a risky major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.

The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late on Monday, the US National Hurricane Center says.

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Trump Takes Aim At N Korea's 'Rocket Man' On Twitter

US President Donald Trump has referred to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un as "Rocket Man" - and pictured himself taking out his former election rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.

Trump spoke on Saturday night with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, pledging joint "steps to strengthen deterrence and defence capabilities and to maximise economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea", according to the White House.

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Angry Mob Beat Up Policeman After Seizing His Riffle

Angry residents of Kwesimintsim, over the weekend, subjected Sergeant F. Okyere at the Abura Police station to severe beatings for what is yet to be known.

The enraged residents numbering 10 pounced on the unprovoked Cop while he was on duty with sticks, cutlasses and other offensive weapons.

They were said to have taken away his service rifle No. 53608 loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition and later dragged him into a waiting taxi cab with registration No. WR 784-14 and drove towards Abura township where they subjected him to severe beatings at the public square.

Sergeant F. Okyere was later abandoned with his rifle by the roadside at Abura by his assailants who fled.

Some fine Samaritans who spotted the helpless policeman rushed him to the Agona Nkwanta Health Centre where he was treated and discharged.

Agona Nkwanta District Police Command confirmed the incident to and indicates that the matter is being investigated to bring the perpetrators to book.

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Luiz Sent Off As Chelsea And Arsenal Draw

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side produced a "great response" to their thrashing at Liverpool as they earned a first point at Chelsea in six years.

The Gunners had previously kept only one clean sheet in their past 18 league games at Stamford Bridge and, following the 4-0 loss at Anfield in their previous Premier League away game, this was a display which left Wenger satisfied.

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Minister Disguised As Patient Catches Corrupt Hospital Workers Collecting Bribe

Ugandas State Minister of Health for General Duties disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services, she told AFP on Saturday.

Health State Minister Sarah Opendi said she wore a face veil and travelled to a hospital in the capital Kampala on a boda-boda (motorbike taxi) to disguise her identity.

I received many complaints that the staff at the hospital was extorting money from patients, Opendi said.

She went through normal patient procedures for some laboratory tests for which she was told to pay 150,000 shillings (35 euros, $40) yet these are all supposed to be free.

I told him I didnt have the money but he insisted.

She was then sent to fetch the testing strips from a nursing assistant, who asked for money as well.

I paid her and thereafter I called in the police who arrested the two staff, she said of Fridays incident at the Chinese-built Naguru hospital.

Deputy hospital director Dr Stephen Kyebambe expressed gratitude to Opendi for arresting the staff members.

The minister must be congratulated for unearthing this racket of extortionists at our hospital. We are grateful. Otherwise patients suffer in the hands of these cruel staff, he said.

The practice of extorting patients is common in Ugandan government hospitals, where medical workers earn as little as $70 per month.

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Manchester United Pummel Everton

United pinned back Everton in the opening stages, and Antonio Valencia's superb volley gave them an early lead.

Wayne Rooney, returning to Old Trafford for his first competitive game since rejoining Everton, missed a tempting chance, and his United replacement Romelu Lukaku missed an even better one of his own.

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I Forcefully Took Off A 40-Year-Old Womans Panty For Juju - 18-Year-Old Prisoner (VIDEO)

At the age of eighteen, Sam wanted to have control and power over his family members and the only option that came to mind was to seek spiritual support that will make him super rich.

Following the directives of a Mallam to get a womans panty landed him at the Senior Correctional Centre and has now spent 2 years there.

Narrating his story, Sam said, he was directed by a Mallam to get a woman's panty and that it shouldn't be a washed or new one but rather must be the one she is wearing.

This he said will make the rituals complete and achieve his goal if it is implemented well.

Since he wanted to get rich quickly, he did as he was told and planned on what to do next.

In executing his plan, he went along with a cutlass so it would be easier for him. He followed the 40-year-old woman to the farm and threatened to cut her into pieces if she doesnt do as she is told.

The woman afraid of her life succumbed to his threats and did as she was told. The man then took off her panty and left.

According to Sam, the woman got surprised because she idea he wanted to sleep with him so, she then followed him asking questions of what he was planning to do with her panty.

This brought a heated argument between the two making the woman slash the mans hand with a cutlass she was holding.

She sped off after the incident and he went home with the blood oozing from his body. Upon arrival, his brother asked of his wound but he refused to response the questions of his brother. He got rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The woman reported the incident to the police which got him arrested the next day.

Watch the video below as he narrates his story

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Afflictions Are Blessings In Disguise – Archbishop Duncan Williams

The Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Nicholas Duncan-Williams has asserted that challenges and afflictions are meant to prepare believers for greater responsibilities.

He made this assertion while delivering a sermon during Sunday service.

One of the problems with believers is, because you do right, because you are doing the right thing, you find it difficult to understand why you should be afflicted. They want to make sense of why they are doing the right things and yet they are being afflicted. You never know what you are capable of until you face a challenge, he said.

He added that believers tend to associate their afflictions with past, as well as future sins.

He preached that they examine themselves to try and connect their lifestyle with their challenges.

So whenever you face afflictions, the first that happens to you is a shock. They commence examining themselves. Its good. Then they commence confessing known and unknown sins. Even sins they are yet to commit they begin confessing them, he added.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Chief Tsvangirai Suddenly Ill, Airlifted To Hospital

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai suffered severe vomiting after a party meeting and was airlifted to a Johannesburg hospital, a senior party source said on Saturday.

Tsvangirai - who is due to challenge President Robert Mugabe in elections next year - was stable, the source said, dismissing reports in the media that he was dangerously sick.

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GFP's Dialogue For Peace Programme Takes Off In Accra

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Generations for Peace (GFP),with its local partner Youngstars Development Initiative (YDI), haskick startthe implementation of its latest peace building programme dubbed Dialogue for Peace Programme (DPP) in Accra Ghana. DPP is focusing on engaging members of the country rsquo;s two main political youth clubs-the socialist National Democr ...

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Youth Without Borders Ghana Lauds The Government Of Ghana For The Implementation Of Free SHS Policy

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ldquo;The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence andcharacter that is the goal of true education rdquo;- Martin Luther king. A generation of youngsters who think critically and intensively is needed to overcome 21st century challenges. Education offers opportunity to achieve aspi ...

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Mac Manu To Observe German Elections

The 2016 Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the honorary Chairman of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA), Peter Mac Manu, will be an observer at Germanys general election which will be on September 24, 2017.

A statement from DUA indicated that Hon Peter Mac Manu will observe some of the rallies and also have firsthand experience on how the Germans conduct their political rallies in recent times. Further, Mr. Mac Manu would have the opportunity to tour some polling stations across some of the 299 voting districts to observe voting conduct in Munich voting district

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is seeking re-election for the fourth time on the ticket of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is her main opponent in the election.

Find below the full statement


Peter Mac Manu, Honorary Chairman of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA), an affiliate of the International Democratic Union (IDU), joins, the Election Observer Mission of IDU to witness the Germanys elections to the Bundestag scheduled for Sunday, 24th September 2017. Mr. Mac Manu is also former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its 2016 National Campaign Manager for Ghanas Presidential/ Parliamentary elections.

Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is seeking re-election for the 4th time leading the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the CSU in a coalition with Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as her main opponent. Other parties include the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the lefts Alternative for German (AfD) which is led by Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch.

The elections are taking place in all the 299 voting districts across the country. The Germans electoral architecture is transparent and analog â€" voters are only allowed to vote with pen and paper and not with digital voting machines. All counting takes place by hand in the 70,000 or so voting locations and counting is open to the public.

Hon Peter Mac Manu will observe some of the rallies and also have firsthand experience on how the Germans conduct their political rallies in recent times. Further, Mr. Mac Manu would have the opportunity to tour some polling stations across some of the 299 voting districts to observe voting conduct in Munich voting district.

Final results of the German elections are expected to be announced by midnight of Sunday, 24th September 2017. The party or the coalition bloc that win the most seats in the Bundestag will have the mandate to form government.

It is our hope that lessons learnt from the observation will support shape and increase our understanding of campaigning, electoral processes and benefit Ghanas electoral reforms.


Hon Charles Owiredu

Secretary-General DUA

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Lawrence Tetteh Pays Courtesy Call On Okyenhene

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, World Renowned Evangelist, has paid a courtesy call on Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the King of Akyem Abuakwa in his palace in Kyebi in the Eastern Region.

The visit formed part of activities of the Okyeman for Christ crusade which began on the 15th and slated to end on 17thSeptember.

The Okyenhene, who received the delegation, gave a brief history of the Kingdom and the immense contribution played by the three past Moderators of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to national development- and these are Reverend Godfred Kwadwo Sintim-Misa, Very Reverend Yaw Frimpong-Manso and Reverend A.A Berko.

He said Okyeman is the bedrock of the countrys politics birthing three of the ‘big six who led the nations independence struggle.

He said the current President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, and Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, Minister for Works and Housing, all hail from Kyebi.

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, at a crusade with the Okyenhene and his wife in attendance, preached a message under the theme: God Will Do a New Thing, said God is capable of transforming all situations and making people realise their expectations in a miraculous way.

Indeed miracles were reported at the heavily attended event.

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Arsenal Fans Blast Wenger For Sanchez Benching

Arsene Wenger has decided to begin the match against Chelsea without the Chile attacker and Mesut Ozil, prompting outrage on social media
If Arsene Wenger wanted to invite more pressure on himself ahead of Arsenals London derby showdown with Chelsea, he certainly has succeeded.
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Waste Segregation Is The Key To Environmental Success – Adjei Sowah

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has called for the intensification of public education in waste segregation to support protect the environment.

He said continuous awareness creation of proper waste segregation, especially among children, is a positive way to ensure sustainable adherence to environmental sanitation.

Mr Sowah said this during a presentation of 268 waste bins to basic schools in the Osu Klottey Korle District.

The effort was aimed at pushing an agenda for proper sanitation among school children by practicing waste segregation. 

He said the effort was in collaboration with Jekora Ventures Limited, a waste service provider in the Klottey Korle District, to support reduce the quantum of wastes that go to the landfills and also make waste a resource.

Mr Sowah said the environmental protection vision required a change in action plans, city cleansing approach, enforcement mechanisms and attitudinal mindset change.

He said the city of Accra must look clean and attractive at all times to give residents and visitors a sense of pride, adding that beautiful cities attract talents, investments and economic activities and increased the cities unique contributions to national development.

Some of the pressing challenges faced by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in waste management are inadequate final disposal options, illegal dumpsites and most crucially the attitude of the people which needs change, he said.

The MCE expressed regret that out of daily generation of 2,385 tonnes of waste in the metropolis only 1,665 tonnes was collected through door-to-door and communal systems.

He said children are the future leaders and any major social behaviour modifications should begin with them as they are the requisite ambassadors of the effort.

He called on the teachers to shape the behaviours of the future generation who have the major role to play in the effort at making the metropolis clean.

Mr Immanuel Nortey-Tokoli, the Managing Director of Jekora Ventures, said the company would continue to do its best to ensure a clean environment and reminded the children on the need to properly dispose of their waste.

Miss Cindy Badoe, the Deputy Director of Bailty Environment of the Environmental Protection Agency, said plans are far advanced for more collaboration with the AMA.

Miss Georgina Rabbles, the Circuit Supervisor of the Osu Doku Ghana Education Service, who received the items, promised that they would abide by the rules surrounding the process of segregation.

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President To Propose Legislation To Establish Founders Day And Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

It is unfortunate that, 60 years after independence, the history of the events leading to it continues to be embroiled in unnecessary controversy, due largely to partisan political considerations of the moment.

It is clear that successive generations of Ghanaians made important contributions to the liberation of our country from imperialism and colonialism. It is, therefore, fitting that we honour them, as those who contributed to the founding of our nation.

The most appropriate way to honour them is to commemorate the day on which the two most significant events in our colonial political history, that led us to independence, occurred â€" 4th August.

On that day, in 1897, the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) was formed in Cape Coast. The Society did a great job to mobilise the chiefs and people to ward off the greedy hands of British imperialism to ensure that control of Ghanaian lands remained in Ghanaian hands. It represented the first monumental step towards the making of modern Ghana, enabling us to avoid the quagmire of land inheritance that our brothers and sisters in Southern and Eastern Africa continue to suffer, from the seizures of their lands by white minorities.

In a deliberate act in the continuum of Ghanaian history, exactly fifty years later, on 4th August, 1947, at Saltpond, the great nationalists of the time gathered to inaugurate the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the first truly nationalist party of the Gold Coast, to demand the independence of our nation from British rule, at a gathering which included paramount chiefs, clergymen, lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, traders and men and women from all walks of life in the Gold Coast, according to an eye witness. The inauguration set the ball rolling for our nations attainment of independence, and for the dramatic events, including the birth in 1949 of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), that ushered us into freedom.

That day, 4th August, is, thus, obviously the most appropriate day to signify our recognition and appreciation of the collective efforts of our forebears towards the founding of a free, independent Ghana.

It is equally clear that the first leader of independent Ghana, and the nations 1st President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, played an outstanding role in helping to bring to fruition the works of the earlier generations, and leading us to the promised land of national freedom and independence. It is entirely appropriate that we commemorate him for that role, by designating his birthday as the permanent day of his remembrance.

The President has, therefore, decided to propose legislation to Parliament to designate 4th August as FOUNDERS DAY, and 21st September as KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY, both of which will be observed as public holidays. In the meantime, the President has issued an Executive Instrument to commemorate this years celebration of KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY as a public holiday.

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Togbe Afede Reacts To Free SHS Policy

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State and President of the National House of Chiefs, has lauded government for implementing its flagship Free Senior High School Policy.

He said education is the most effective weapon against poverty and that the policy formed the basis of the developmental agenda of the country.

Togbe Afede was addressing a durbar in Ho to climax the 2017 Asogli Yam Festival, which was held under the theme: the role of tradition and culture in governance and development.

The President of the National House of Chiefs also commended Government for other initiatives such as the industrialization policy and the fight against corruption and environmental degradation.

Togbe Afede, however, lamented the dwindling role of chiefs in national development and said measures were being put in place to ensure they won back their nobility.

He called on chiefs to help Governments policies and take advantage of them to develop their areas.

Togbe Afede said poverty was not Gods design for mankind and urged Government to liberate the private sector to transform the economy and create wealth for the citizenry.

We must do things differently. The same way will not support us. Biblical miracles are history now. God does not reward laziness and mediocrity, He rewards hardwork, he said.

Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President, asked Asogli youth to take lessons from the Festival and rekindle communal spirit and patriotism.

Elders are the teachers of civic responsibility and must instil proper discipline and pride in the youththat is how we shape the norms of societythis is how we make ourselves better, he said.

Dr Bawumia said the Free SHS was just the begin of many fine things adding that the policy would benefit all.

He said teacher trainee allowance would be restored this month and that of nurses next month and reiterated Governments commitment to the construction of the Eastern Corridor road and the construction of a bridge on River Oti.

Dr Bawumia announced that Government would soon launch a digital address system to enhance commerce and governance.

The festival attracted members of the diplomatic corps and local and foreign tourists.

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Quality Education Key To National Development – Professor Yankson

Professor Paul William Kojo Yankson, a Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, has said the impact of education on the development of society can be achieved if education is of high quality and relevant to the development needs of the country.

Prof Yankson said the quality of education in the country has declined compared to the past and that there is the need for a paradigm shift in the delivery of education focusing on secondary education in the country.

He was speaking at the second annual engagement series organised by Mfantsipim Old Boys Association held under the theme: Delivery Quality Secondary Education in Ghana: A Paradigm Shift Needed.

Prof Yankson called for a national dialogue to strategize the content and the way the courses were taught to meet current educational standard.

He said it is imperative for school authorities to institute a proactive learning approaches that involve problem solving solutions to issues to build the mental psychology of students to think outside the box.

Prof Yankson called for strong system to help teaching and learning and re-orient the countrys school curriculum to promote student centre learning groups.

He called for a professional learning platform where teachers would share ideas on best practices as far as education was concerned to address some of the gaps in the sector.

Prof Yankson said the level of education cycle would continue to be important in the production of the countrys human resources where graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge would contribute to the labour market.

Mr Anis Haffar, an Educationist and founder of Gifted and Talented Education, re-affirmed his suggestion that students be allowed to use mobile phones in school stressing since it would serve as a great tool for information gathering and prevent them from relying only on what they were taught in class.

He said this can be effective if the right structures were in place to integrate discipline in the use of these mobile phones.

 Teachers themselves need to be taught to use smartphones so that they can in turn use them to teach students appropriately and take away the monotony of teachers always being at the center of the learning process," he added.

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ECOWAS Must Play Lead Role In Togo Political Crisis

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of the National House of Chiefs, has reiterated the call on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to play a lead role in restoring peace to the Republic of Togo.

He said the political crisis in that country was sending wrong signals about West Africa and said it was time the sub-regional body intervened.

Togbe Afede made the call at a grand durbar to climax the 2017 Asogli Yam Festival celebrations in Ho.

He said apart from the conflict spilling over to neighbouring countries, it was turning investors away and needed to be addressed.

Togbe Afede asked ECOWAS to engage the conflicting parties to resolve their misunderstandings democratically other than the use of force and arms.

"Togo needs peace, West Africa needs peace and ECOWAS must act now," he said.

Togbe Afede commended Government for its resolve to work with chiefs and also praised its efforts to ensure for peace in the country.

He said chiefs in the country are excited with Government's initiatives such as the "Free SHS, One District, One Factory," and pledged their readiness to take advantage of the policies to develop their areas.

Togbe Afede urged Government to give true help to the private sector to develop and urged the citizenry to eschew laziness, greed and show true love to one another and the nation.

The Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia said Government was in a rush to transform the country and called for the help of chiefs.

He said a national digital address system would soon be launched to change the economy and face of governance in the country.

Dr Bawumia said the system, the most advanced in the world, would give "even kiosks unique addresses."

He said Government remained committed to the Eastern Corridor road and would restore teacher trainee allowances this month and that of nurses next month.

The festival, held under the theme, "The role of tradition and culture in governance and development," attracted members of the diplomatic corps, tourists and chiefs from Benin, Togo, Congo, South Africa and Cameroon.

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Three (3) Bodies Retrieved After Boat Sinks On White Volta

Three bodies have been retrieved after a boat in which they were travelling on Thursday, sunk on the White Volta around Bimbini in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region.

One other person who was in the boat before the incident could not, however, be accounted for, according to reports.

A source told myjoyonline that victims, who were all five in number, had boarded the canoe to cross the river to pray at a nearby Mosque when the disaster struck. The source said victims lost control in the middle of their journey when they unconventionally decided to use cutlases to paddle their canoe instead of the usual paddle.

The Deputy Coordinator for National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in charge of Operations, Abu Ramadan confirmed the incident to Adom News' Northern Regional Correspondent Illiasu Abdul Rauf.

Mr Ramadan said upon receiving the report, his outfit quickly dispatched a team to Bimbini but on their arrival, only one person out of the five could be rescued by the villagers.

The team together with the support of local fishermen is still searching for the fifth person, Mr. Ramadan stated.

Meanwhile the District Police Commander for the area DSP Obrako Sarpong said he got the report and he has sent his men to the scene and they are yet to brief him.



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Convert ‘Substandard Ambulances To Buses – Mercedes to Ghana

The Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid has disclosed that automobile company Mercedes has recommended that Ghana will be better of converting the substandard ambulances it imported under the NDC  into 30-seater mini buses.

By the letter the Germans wrote doesnt look like we can get them to become real functioning ambulances, he added.

He was speaking on Joy News file Saturday September 16, 2017.

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu Friday revealed the Ministry of Health discovered that state funds were used to illegally pay for the 30 ambulances that were rejected by the National Ambulance Service (NAS).

The 30 ambulances, which formed part of 200 ambulances that were to be procured by the Ministry of Health to boost the healthcare delivery under a contract, cost 2.4 million Euros and were rejected because they did not meet specifications. A unit cost 79,000 euros.

Mr. Agyemang Manu therefore served notice that he was referring the matter to the national security and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for further investigations in order to retrieve the said amount and establish who made the payments and to whom it was made.

Meanwhile, the immediate past Minister of Health Alex Segbefia, said the ambulances were not secured under his tenure. According to him, no contract relating to the procurement of ambulances was signed when he was Minister at the time.

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GES Tells Headmasters To Visit Website To Update Admission Lists

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has asked heads of second cycle schools to visit the GES website and constantly update their lists of fresh students.

He said the heads should not depend on printouts of lists of students to turn away candidates who presented to them their admission letters even if their names were not on the document that had been printed out.

Some heads have been turning away prospective students and those already placed on the grounds that their names do not reflect in their system, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa told the Daily Graphic in an interview, adding that heads who were unsure of their admissions could easily verify from the GES website, since all the heads had access to the system.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa was speaking at a press conference held yesterday in reaction to complaints that some heads of second cycle schools were turning away placed students on the grounds that such students did not have their names in their system. 

The director-general said heads of senior high schools (SHSs) could update their lists by logging onto the GES website,, to verify the status of prospective students.

Each head has been given a laptop with two loaded modems to facilitate this process.

If any head has a challenge with the system, he or she can always rely on teachers of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in their schools for assistance, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said.

Training of heads and ICT teachers

The director-general said heads of schools had no excuse for going wrong because the GES had organised a training session for all heads and ICT teachers before the commencement of the placement system and it was expected that the latter would constantly get their heads of institutions updated on information on the website.


Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said statistics available indicated that some heads of second cycle schools had under-declared the number of students they were to admit.

He added that some schools were offered admissions far below the numbers they received last year, yet they complained of lack of space.

We went through the list of students for schools that we have had complaints from and discovered that they have no basis for protesting, since they had admitted more students last year and have not come to us for resolution of any problems they may have encountered, he told journalists.

Aggrey Memorial and Mamfe Girls

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa cited Aggrey Memorial and Mamfe Girls SHSs as examples of schools that were offering admissions below their capacities.

For instance, he said, in 2014, Aggrey Memorial SHS admitted 1,118 students while in 2015 it admitted 820 students. In 2016, the school admitted 955 and this year, it was presented with 450 students, yet the headmaster complained of congestion.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said the Headmaster, Rev. Frankline K. Boadu, was invited to a meeting with the GES management yesterday to clarify his position.

He added that though Rev. Boadu, after the meeting, apologised and had agreed to admit more students, the GES would nonetheless penalise him.

In the Mamfe Girls SHS case, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said in 2016, the school admitted 900 students and this year the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) placed 770 students in the school, but the headmistress insisted that she could only take 400 students.

Placement so far

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa announced that out of the 424,000 qualified candidates that were earmarked to be placed in SHSs, 396,591 of them had visited the GES website and had printed their school admission letters.

He said on September 1, 2017 when the CSSPS released the initial list of candidates who had received placement in schools, 150,775 students who had qualified were not placed in any of their four choices of school and as such were granted the option to do self-placement.

About 84.5 per cent of those who placed themselves selected their own schools and have proceeded from that point, he said.

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Sagnarigu District Assembly Shut Down

The Sagnarigu District Assembly has been shut down following the destruction of properties there by some inflamed youth over the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

The irate youth, said to be members of the Kandahar Boys, a vigilante group linked to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), were alleged to have broken glass windows and doors of the District Chief Executive (DCE) office and vandalised some properties of the assembly.

Staff of the assembly who fled for fear of being attacked had not reported to work as at 11 a.m. when the Daily Graphic visited the premises of the assembly on Thursday.

There was no policeman stationed at the assembly to provide security.

Time of visit

When the Daily Graphic visited, it was a private security man who was seen at the assembly with some cleaners who had come to clean the offices.

Some staff of the assembly were also alleged to have sustained injuries during the attack. 

Information gathered at the assembly indicated that the mad youth who were not happy about the distribution of the GSFP to some women in the district stormed the assembly to attack the DCE, Madam Mariam Iddrisu, but did not meet her.

The offices of the assembly were opened during the visit but there was no sign of any worker as they feared they could be attacked by the irate youth who were reported to have left a message that they would return on Thursday morning.

The DCE was also not available for her comments.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Yusif Tanko, confirmed the attack on the assembly by some youth.

He said the police was currently on the ground and providing security at the DCEs residence.

Police on ground

ASP Tanko said the police, on reaching the scene, did not find any of the rioters who had vandalised some property of the assembly, including furniture.

The police have not been able to make any arrest, while investigations are still underway.

Commenting on the development last Thursday, ASP Tanko said they were aware of the incident but they were yet to make an arrest.

Our men went there and when they got there, there was nobody there. We are trying to find out exactly which people carried out this particular attack, he told the media.

Meanwhile, the vigilante group has vowed it will continue to unleash more mayhem on the Sagnarigu District Assembly until the DCE reconsiders the school feeding contract the group lost.

We are saying that whatever she will do to give us that slot, she should do it or we will still have a case with her every time. Does she want the NDC or other party people to think that Kandahar has been rejected by the school feeding programme

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NHIS Cards To Go Electronic

The government is to introduce an electronic system that will capture the transactions of all subscribers to the National Health Insurance (NHIS).

The system will also serve as the interface for the exchange of information between service providers and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), phasing out the current paper transactions between the parties.

A Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, and the Chief Executive of the NHIA, Dr Samuel Annor, made these known in Accra yesterday when they appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament.

They were at the PAC sitting to reply to queries raised in the 2015 Auditor-General's Report concerning the implementation of the NHIS.

Biometric data

Mr Gyedu said the government was engaged in discussions about the introduction of the electronic system of capturing the biometric data of NHIS subscribers.

He said with the introduction of the electronic system which was being supported by the World Bank, all those who would register under the scheme would have individual health accounts.

He added that the accounts would capture the health records of subscribers and all relevant identifications.

Mr Gyedu said it would then be possible for subscribers to access health care from hospitals, clinics and health centres across the country once their data was accessed with a slot of their cards.

He stated further that the electronic system would do away with quack doctors as every doctor who would attend to a patient would have to enter his or her accreditation number.

Service providers

Dr Annor said some subscribers abused the current manual system of filing their claims.

For instance, he said, some subscribers who offered services in two modules could claim that they offered services in four to five modules.

According to him, the electronic system would capture all transactions electronically, which would eventually eliminate incidents of system cheating.

He said the electronic system of capturing the transaction would dovetail into the electronic system of capturing the biometric data of subscribers.


The report indicated that the NHIA could barely meet its short-term financial obligations.

It again revealed that there was significant deficit between growth in expenditure and growth in income of the NHIA.

On arrears, Dr Annor said the NHIA had cleared a greater part of GH¢1.2 arrears owed service providers but was yet to pay the arrears to suppliers.

He said as soon as the authority finished clearing the arrears of service providers, it would commence releasing those of suppliers.


Dr Annor said the number of subscribers had gone down as many subscribers who were turned away in some hospitals as a result of the NHIA's indebtedness to them had refused to register with the scheme.

He said the NHIS was in dire need of funds and cautioned that the lack of funds threatened the survival of the scheme.

Dr Annor hinted that the NHIA was engaging the government to increase the funding for the scheme "to avoid a financing gap".

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The Minister of Aviation, Mrs Cecilia Dapaah, and directors of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) were at the commission to acknowledgement queries raised in the 2015 Auditor General's Report about the Authority.

Mrs Dapaah and the directors indicated that the GCAA was solvent despite some financial commitments.

For instance, they said, the GCAA had started clearing its indebtedness to the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA).

On airports, Mrs Dapaah said the government was considering the possibility of having direct international flights landing and taking off from the Kumasi International Airport as soon as the construction of the terminal was completed.

She said work on the Tamale Airport was complete and it was left with the construction of a new terminal.

The government, she noted, was seeking investment to attach a crew and pilot training school to the Ho Airport.

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