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Day: August 6, 2020

Trump beats Baiden in July fund raising
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Trump beats Baiden in July fund raising

President Trump's campaign announced Wednesday that it, along with the Republican National Committee and joint fundraising entities, raised a combined $165 million in July — a record monthly total for the 2020 cycle so far and $25 million more than Joe Biden raised last month. But the president's lead with cash on hand is narrowing heading into the final stretch before the election. The Trump campaign last month surpassed the billion dollar mark with $1.1 billion raised this cycle to date. The president and Republican entities now have more than $300 million cash on hand. "The enthusiasm behind President Trump's re-election continues to grow as July's massive fundraising totals prove," Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. Meanwhile, former vice ...
Welder remanded for defiling minor in car with his “fingers and manhood”
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Welder remanded for defiling minor in car with his “fingers and manhood”

Source GNA A Circuit Court in Accra has remanded into police custody John Appew, a 38-year-old welder, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in a car at Okpoi Gonno, near Spintex, in Accra. Appew, charged with defilement, has pleaded not guilty. The Court, presided over by Mrs Priscilla Dapaah Mireku, ordered prosecution to comply with the directives on disclosures. The matter has been adjourned to August 20. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was unemployed and a mother of the victim. Appew has his workshop at Okpoi Gonno and the complainant and the victim also reside at the same area. Chief Inspector Atimbire said on July 22, this year, at about 1730 hours whiles the complainant was at home, the victim reported to her that Appew carried he...
Kennedy Agyapong aids evacuation of 727 stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon
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Kennedy Agyapong aids evacuation of 727 stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has on behalf of the Government, received a donation of $428,650 from Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, to support the evacuation of more than 700 stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon. Mr Agyapong contributed $200,000 himself, while he mobilised the rest through an appeal he launched for other Ghanaians to support. The support will help cover the evacuation of the fourth and fifth batches scheduled for August 11 and 13, respectively. "The generosity of Mr Agyapong is public knowledge and the donation today is only a testimony of his kind heart, and we expect this donation to fund the evacuation of 727 Ghanaians from Lebanon," Madam Ayorkor Botchwey stated on Wedn...
Consider sacrifices of founding fathers and aspire for excellence- Speaker
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Consider sacrifices of founding fathers and aspire for excellence- Speaker

Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament has appealed to Ghanaians to consider the sacrifices of the nation’s Founding Fathers and called on the youth to be guided by the sacrifices to strive for excellence. Acknowledging Ghana as a unique nation, of which he is very proud, Prof Oquaye noted that the forebears of Ghana used their wealth for the welfare of the nation, and repeated an earlier position of placing Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana as contributing immensely to Ghana’s attainment of independence. He, however, again disagreed Nkrumah was the sole founder of the nation Ghana and urged Ghanaians to engage in the full contributions and dynamics of the march for self-rule. “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, in conclusion….  I will say, inde...
Local Government Ministry commences training of MMDAs to enhance operations
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Local Government Ministry commences training of MMDAs to enhance operations

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has commenced a two-day nationwide orientation and training programme for members of the newly constituted Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). A statement signed by Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development explained that the programme organized in partnership with the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), would be completed on August 28, 2020. The programme, expected to train about 9000 Assembly members in 119 training centres across the 16 regions will focus on improving the knowledge and understanding of the newly elected and appointed members of MMDAs on Ghana’s Decentralisation Policy and Local Governance System. Other areas to be treated at the training will...
Ashantigold to begin covid-19 screening after reports of players testing positive
Sports

Ashantigold to begin covid-19 screening after reports of players testing positive

Ghana Premier League side Ashantigold to begin screening of players and staff for Covid-19 after reports suggesting six players have test positive for the pandemic. Ashantigold have come out to deny those reports but will put players through screening to ascertain the status of their players, staff and technical team. The club’s screening exercise is scheduled to take place this week; results will only be known after players and officials have been tested. All contrary publications should therefore be disregarded and treated with the contempt it deserves. The playing body is scheduled for a screening exercise on Friday, August 7. Whiles the entire back room staff would undergo testing on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This decision is necessitated by Management’s objective to pre...
First lady supports Tema Homowo festival
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First lady supports Tema Homowo festival

Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo on Wednesday presented food items to the Tema Traditional Council towards this year’s Homowo festival. Among the items donated were bags of maize, bags of palm nuts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, packs of bottled water, and an undisclosed sum of money. Mrs Akufo-Addo, was accompanied to the Acting Tema Chief’s palace by Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament (MP) for Anyaa Sowutuom, Ms Irene Naa Torshie, Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund and former MP for Tema West, and Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, Deputy Minister of Transport and MP for Tema East. In a brief statement, the First Lady emphasized the need for the traditional council and its people to observe all the COVID-19 s...
Spillage of Bagre and Kompienga dams soon
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Spillage of Bagre and Kompienga dams soon

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has announced that its partner SONABEL, the Agency responsible for the Management the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso will start the annual spillage from today, August 5 to Monday, August 10. It, therefore, urged communities downstream along the White Volta lake to move to higher grounds and safe havens in all such affected communities.According to NADMO, the spillage is due to the rate of rise in the water levels of the two dams. The current level of the Kompienga dam, as of today,  August 5, 2020, is 172.41m with the rate of rise at 38.45 per cent as against 28.66 per cent the same period last year. An official statement signed by Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, theDirector-General of NADMO said  NADMO foll...
EC outdoors Adjudication Committee to address registration challenges
Politics

EC outdoors Adjudication Committee to address registration challenges

Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensah, swearing in members of EC's adjudication Committee Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday outdoored a 16-member Adjudication Review Committee (ARC) with the mandate to review and address the case of multiple registrations after the voters' registration. The ARC, which is chaired by Mr Samuel Tettey, Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations has members from the Commission, Political Party representatives; and representatives from selected Civil Society Originations. They, in accordance with Constitutional Instrument 92 would submit the report of the ARC to the Chairperson of the Commission for authentication and approval. Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC who inaugurated the Committee in Accra said the ARC was one of the important bui...
I will build a just and equal society – Mahama
Politics

I will build a just and equal society – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer, National Democratic Congress (NDC), says he is committed to building a just and equal society where all Ghanaians will benefit from opportunities in the country. He said the next NDC administration would bring back the peace and unity of Ghana by making all Ghanaians feel that they belonged to the country, especially as no group of persons owned Ghana more than others. A statement issued by Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, NDC Campaign Spokesman, said former President Mahama made the comments when he addressed the media after registering for a voter ID card in Bole in the Savanna Region on Wednesday. Former President Mahama said the Akufo-Addo Government was dictatorial and intolerant of dissenting views, adding that its closure of radio...
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