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Day: February 5, 2021

Mujkanovic hopeful of reviving the fortunes of Inter Allies
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Mujkanovic hopeful of reviving the fortunes of Inter Allies

Danijel Mujkanovic - Head Coach of Ghana Premier League (GPL) side Inter Allies has bemoaned his side's lack of quality in the final third as their dreadful season continues in the GPL. The "Tampico" Boys are rocked bottom of the GPL and have recorded the most losses this season. They have lost nine matches, won twice from 12 matches with a draw. According to the Croatian, his side had not been able to utilize the chances that come their way during good spells of the game but said his boys were working hard to turn things around. "We have scored just one goal in five games and that is what we struggling against right now despite our strong defence. We are missing quality at the attacking end right now but we have to keep working hard and I hope to turn things around at som...
Illegal mining biggest threat to the cocoa industry-CRIG boss
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Illegal mining biggest threat to the cocoa industry-CRIG boss

Dr Francis Padi, Acting Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), says illegal mining, popularly called galamsey, is the biggest threat to the sustainability of the cocoa industry.    He said without illegal mining and its huge negative impact on the cocoa industry "Ghana can maintain its one million metric tonnes per year with the consistent recommendations from the research activities of the CRIG."  The acting Director, who made this known in an interaction with Mr Sugandh Rajaram, the India High Commissioner to Ghana, indicated that cocoa diseases were another setback, but through research Ghana had progressively increased its cocoa production from 355,000 metric tonnes in the year 2000 to one-million tonnes currently.    Dr Padi said in recent t...
Ghana records more than 8, 000 deaths from cancer-related diseases
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Ghana records more than 8, 000 deaths from cancer-related diseases

Ghana has recorded 8, 037 deaths from cancer-related diseases in 2020, Dr. (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the former Chairperson of the Ghana Cancer Board, has disclosed. Giving the breakdown, the Consultant Surgeon said out of the figure, 2,055 related to breast cancer, 3, 166 to liver cancer, 1, 117 to prostate and 1, 699 to cervical cancer. She indicated that in all, about 24,000 cancer-related cases were diagnosed within the period under review. Dr. (Mrs) Wiafe Addai, in an interview with the GNA, on the sidelines of the commemoration of the World Cancer Day at Oduom in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region, described cancer as a silent killer. The four main prevalent cancer-related diseases in the country, she noted, were breast, liver, prostate and cervical c...
Public urged to volunteer information to Audit Service
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Public urged to volunteer information to Audit Service

Mr Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Acting Auditor-General, has urged the public to volunteer information on financial malfeasance in public institutions to the office through the "Citizen Eye Application" for prompt follow-up. He said the application would enable citizens to report, directly, any suspected cases of financial infractions, poor service delivery, and other identified acts of corruption in public institutions to the Auditor General’s office. The platform, an initiative of the Ghana Audit Service, was developed under the auspices of the German Development Cooperation. It aimed at enabling and empowering citizens to report or speak out against corruption while protecting the whistle blower's identity. Mr Asiedu said this at the launch of the 2020 Financial Year Aud...
Ghana receives €9.7m EU Grant to Improve Access to Power in Sub-region
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Ghana receives €9.7m EU Grant to Improve Access to Power in Sub-region

The European Union (EU), through the French Development Agency, has approved a €9.7-million euro grant for the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to boost infrastructure works on the interconnection line between Ghana and Burkina Faso. A joint press statement said the grant was expected to increase electricity access in Northern Ghana and exporting capacity to the sub-region, especially Burkina Faso. The EU grant facility will be used to finance the upgrade of an 18km long 161kV transmission line located between Ahodwo and Anwomaso substation in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi. It will also support power transfer capacity from the South of the country up to Burkina Faso, through the 330kV line from Kumasi to Bolgatanga as well as reductions in transmission losses. The 330kV l...
Liverpool cannot travel to Germany for RB Leipzig Champions League tie
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Liverpool cannot travel to Germany for RB Leipzig Champions League tie

Liverpool will not be able to travel to Germany for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig on 16 February. Germany has banned most travellers from countries, including the UK, hit hard by new variants of Covid-19. A German interior ministry statement said Bundesliga club RB Leipzig had been told the fixture "does not meet the requirements for an exception". Uefa said it was "in touch with the respective clubs" about the tie. Liverpool are being kept informed of developments as discussions take place about a solution. European football's governing body Uefa has updated its regulations for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Europa League amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If restrictions imposed in a country could result...
UEFA bans Andre Onana for twelve months
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UEFA bans Andre Onana for twelve months

The disciplinary body of the European football association, UEFA, has imposed a suspension of 12 months on Andre Onana for a doping violation. After an "out of competition" check on October 30 last year, the goalkeeper found the substance Furosemide in his urine. The suspension is effective from today and applies to all football activities, both national and international. On the morning of October 30, Onana was feeling unwell. He wanted to take a pill to ease the discomfort. Unknowingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his wife had previously been prescribed. Onana’s confusion resulted in him mistakenly taking his wife's medicine, ultimately causing this measure to be taken by UEFA against the goalkeeper. Furthermore, the disciplinary body of the football associati...
Kotoko, Hearts premier league game postponed
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Kotoko, Hearts premier league game postponed

The Ghana Football Association has postponed and rescheduled the Ghana Premier League matches between Kotoko and Hearts as well as that of King Faisal. This is due to Asante Kotoko’s Total CAF Confederation cup matches against Entente Setif. The Ghanaian giants will play the Algerian side on Sunday, 14 February 2021 in Accra before they travel to Setif for the 2nd leg one week later. As a result, the league match between Asante Kotoko and rivals Hearts of Oak as well as King Faisal versus Asante Kotoko have been rescheduled. Asante Kotoko's match day 14 tie against Hearts of Oak will now come off on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Accra sports stadium. While the match day 15 contest against King Faisal take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Ohene Ameyaw park ...
TeePhlow Tests Positive For COVID-19
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TeePhlow Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ghanaian rapper Lukeman Ekow Baidoo, known in music the industry as TeePhlow, has also tested positive for COVID-19. The rapper, who recently released his phlowducation 2 album, disclosed his positive coronavirus status in an interview on Kastle FM. TeePhlow, who is currently in Connecticut in the USA, said he got to know he had contracted the novel coronavirus when he was about to return to Ghana. “As for abroad, we came to just make a curve and return home, we adequately prepared to come back to Ghana. When I was about to return to Ghana, I was supposed to do a COVID-19 test before I would be allowed to go to the airport and travel back home,” he stated. “But unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19, however, it’s a piece of inform...
UK-Based Ghanaian DJ Sacked Over £200 Payola
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UK-Based Ghanaian DJ Sacked Over £200 Payola

UK-based Ghanaian disc jockey (DJ) Frank Boakye-Yiadom, also known as DJ Tiiny, has been sacked by Capital Xtra after it emerged he had asked for payments (payola) of £200 to play songs on his weekly radio show. Probably thinking he’s in Ghana where payola is normalised, DJ Tiiny asked for £200 from a producer to keep playing his song on his show. He was immediately fired after the producer reported him to his bosses. Such a practice goes against the Ofcom broadcasting code, and is not allowed on UK radio. The DJ released a statement saying he “carelessly and irresponsibly took advantage” of his position. He also apologised to all “those I have let down”. “I take full responsibility for my actions and fully accept the consequences,” he wrote. He had been broadcasting on Cap...
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