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Day: December 18, 2020

Johnson Smith replaces Konadu as interim Kotoko coach
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Johnson Smith replaces Konadu as interim Kotoko coach

Johnson Smith has assumed the Head Coach role at Asante Kotoko after Maxwell Konadu parted ways with the club in the early hours of Friday, December 18, 2020. The departure of Coach Konadu follows a 1-0 defeat against Great Olympics in an outstanding match-day three encounter played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday. The club announced this decision on their twitter page, which said " Kotoko Sporting Club wishes to inform the general public that it has decided to part ways with Coach Maxwell Konadu with immediate effect. “Coach Johnson Smith has been appointed to lead the team in the interim," ," the statement said. Smith faces an uphill task as he leads Kotoko to face Dreams come Sunday as well as their CAF Champions League clash against Al-Hilal next week.
CSIR-SARI trains 64 farmers in Upper East Region
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CSIR-SARI trains 64 farmers in Upper East Region

Sixty four farmers from the Binduri District and Bawku Municipal in the Upper East Region have been trained in the efficient application of fertilizer to improve farm yields.    The training, done at Manga in the Bawku Municipality, was carried out by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) and sponsored by the Agricultural Manufacturing Group (AMG) Limited.    The practical and hands-on training on good practices in fertilizer application under drip irrigation was carried out on demonstration fields of Maize, Soybean, Okra and Garden eggs.    A Lead Senior Research Scientist, Dr Francis Kusi and his team of Scientists and Technicians took the farmers through practical demonstration of dibbling and covering after application of fertilizer and ...
Global Challenge to harvest data for infrastructure development launched
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Global Challenge to harvest data for infrastructure development launched

The African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Omdena, a collaborative technology platform, have launched a global challenge that aims to use artificial intelligence to predict future infrastructure needs of Africa. The project, dubbed: “The Omdena Challenge,” is an attempt to harvest data comprehensively in Africa to improve infrastructure. Comprising 42 data scientists from 20 countries, the challenge represents a unique opportunity for accelerating positive change on the continent through the use of advanced technology and innovation.     A statement signed by Mr Rob Floyd, the ACET Director and Senior Advisor, copied to the GNA in Accra on Friday, said: “This challenge is important in that it brings together ACET’s work on innovation and on infrastructure.” ...
Central University holds maiden virtual congregation
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Central University holds maiden virtual congregation

Central University (CU) has held her first virtual graduation ceremony with a call on government to prioritize the training of health workers for Ghana to be better prepared for future pandemics. The ceremony, which is the 19th Congregation of the CU, had members of the graduating class participating from the comfort of their homes in an attempt to curb the spread of the corona virus. Speaking to a virtual audience from the Miotso campus, Vice-Chancellor, CU, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, asked government to give “considerable support to those institutions that are making strenuous efforts to train professionals in health… since the training in the medical sciences is an expensive business.” In championing his call for human capital policy framework for Ghana in relation to...
GIPC to consolidate gains in spite of COVID-19
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GIPC to consolidate gains in spite of COVID-19

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is to consolidate the foreign direct investment gains made so far in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Yoofi Grant, the Chief Executive Officer of GIPC said a further increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flow in the coming year could help rejuvenate the economy as affected by the pandemic. He was speaking at the Centre's Press Soiree for media stakeholders in Accra. The event was to cement the existing relationship between the Centre and the media as well as appreciate the role of the media in ensuring that the GIPC, stays relevant through timely coverage of events and sound dissemination of information from the Centre. He commended the media for their continuous support, describing the media as "strategic partners" nece...
Accra Regional Police arrests 26 protesters
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Accra Regional Police arrests 26 protesters

Twenty-six persons were on Thursday arrested for protesting unlawfully against the Electoral Commission's (EC) declaration of the presidential elections results last week. The Accra Regional Command of the Police Service arrested the protestors comprising 15 males and 11 females. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, who is the head of Public Affairs Unit of the Command disclosed this known to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday. She said they were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating at the EC Headquarters in Accra on Thursday. "The protestors, in the early hours of Thursday, December 17, 2020, thronged major streets leading to the EC, amidst the burning of car tyres, pelting stones, and causing heavy vehicular traffic and congestion," she added. DSP...
Maxwell Konadu sacked as Asante Kotoko coach
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Maxwell Konadu sacked as Asante Kotoko coach

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko has parted ways with head coach Maxwell Konadu, the club announced Friday morning. The decision follows Kotoko’s 1-0 defeat to Accra Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday night. Kotoko have struggled to make an impact in the ongoing Ghana Premier League season winning one in their last four matches played. A club statement reads: “Management of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club wishes to inform the general public that it has decided to part ways with Coach Maxwell Konadu as its Head Coach with immediate effect. “Coach Johnson Smith has been appointed to lead the team in the interim.” Coach Johnson Smith will lead the team when they travel to Dawu to play Dreams FC in the matchday 6 fixtures on Sunday. He will also be in charge...
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