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Asante Kotoko shed light on agent fee saga in Kwame Opoku’s transfer
Sports

Asante Kotoko shed light on agent fee saga in Kwame Opoku’s transfer

Kumasi Asante Kotoko have reacted to reports that they are set to pay an agency fee in connection with the transfer of their former striker Kwame Opoku to USM Algiers. The former Nkoranza Warriors forward secured a move to the Algerian outfit last month in a deal estimated around 300,000 euros. Though the money has not been paid to Kotoko, one agent called Adel Hamouche has alleged that he brokered the deal but his commission of 20% is yet to be paid and efforts to get in touch with the Chief Executive Officer of Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has not been successful. The Reds have come out to clear the air on the deal between the two clubs, without any agent.
Burkina Faso: Journalists Killed in Burkina Faso Amid Ongoing Insecurity
World

Burkina Faso: Journalists Killed in Burkina Faso Amid Ongoing Insecurity

The killings this week in Burkina Faso of two Spanish journalists, along with an Irish conservationist, has underscored the risks journalists face in Africa's Sahel region. Press freedom supporters say threats to reporters have been growing in the Sahel, along with Islamist insurgencies in the region. The bodies of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile arrived in Spain on Friday. They were working with Irish conservationist Rory Young on a documentary about poaching in Eastern Burkina Faso this week when they were ambushed, abducted and killed. A Burkinabé soldier accompanying the group on Monday remains missing. The Associated Press reported an al-Qaida-linked jihadist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The killings underscored the increasing risk...
Military debunks reports that 200 persons were arrested for galamsey along River Pra
News

Military debunks reports that 200 persons were arrested for galamsey along River Pra

The Military High Command has debunked reports indicating that 200 persons were arrested for mining illegally along the River Pra. The Command also refuted reports that the team seized 200 excavators. “The information that has been put out there is misleading… that information about 200 Ghanaians being arrested is never true,” the Acting Chief of Defence Intelligence, Brigadier General Abraham Nsiah Yeboah said. “At the time of the operation. There were no locals there. There were no indigenes. There were only two Chinese there,” he added. Brigadier General Yeboah noted that on the day of the operation, a Wednesday, it was customary for the locals not to go near the river. The two Chinese were arrested by the Wassa East District Security Council at their rented residenc...
Court Puts Injunction On Stanbic Bank AGM
Business

Court Puts Injunction On Stanbic Bank AGM

A High Court in Accra has placed an interlocutory injunction restraining the management of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited from holding its 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).According to the court order, the defendant is barred from holding the said meeting which is scheduled for May 5, 2021 “on the 4th floor, Stanbic Heights, Airport, Accra or any venue in Ghana or beyond.” The order is to last for 10 days after which another application is to be repeated on notice. The injunction follows a suit filed by Union Mortgage Bank Limited and a Real Property Consultant, Kwame Charles Serbeh-Yiadom, challenging the incorporation of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited in accordance with the Companies Act, 1963 (Act 179). The suit, filed by the plaintiff’s lawyer, Kwaku Ansah Asare, against Stanbic...
International vaccine politics delayed arrival of second doses into Ghana – Akufo-Addo
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International vaccine politics delayed arrival of second doses into Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has attributed the delay in the arrival of the second doses of coronavirus vaccines into Ghana, to among other things, international vaccine politics. As a result, the President said, Ghana has not been able to vaccinate the number of people “ as we envisaged.” Speaking at the May Day celebration on Saturday May 1 he said the government is working hard to vaccinate the people. He revealed that on Tuesday 353,000 more vaccines will arrive into the country. His comments come after Professor at the University of Ghana, and Director of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare, has said Ghana will have to wait until the United Kingdom and the United States have all vacc...
MTN Increases Voice, Data Tariffs
Business

MTN Increases Voice, Data Tariffs

MTN Ghana, has said effective today, May 1, 2021, their customers will be paying more for calls and data services. A statement issued yesterday by MTN said this is to make up for the 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy following the introduction of the COVID-19 health recovery levy introduced by the government. They said “Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) wishes to inform you that following the introduction of the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy, which has resulted in a 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy, talk time and data charges have been adjusted to reflect the tax change,” adding, “This takes effect from 1st May 2021.” The government announced in the 2021 budget that it will be introducing a COVID-19 Health Levy of 1% on VAT Flat Rate Scheme (VFRS), and ...
Techiman South constituents express confidence in MP
Politics

Techiman South constituents express confidence in MP

A cross-section of constituents in the Techiman South Constituency have expressed confidence in Mr Martin Agyei Mensah-Korsah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, describing him as resourceful and highly committed to accelerated national development. According to them, Mr Mensah-Korsah, also a Deputy Minister designate for Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD), is capable and dedicated to work selflessly with other Ministers to realise President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s vision for the country. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Techiman in the Bono East Region, the voters expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo, describing Mr. Mensah-Korsah as hardworking person who have been discharging his dutie...
Young journalists must allow themselves to be mentored
News

Young journalists must allow themselves to be mentored

Young journalists have been advised to allow themselves to be mentored by their seniors to enable them receive the needed professional training. Mrs Felicia McEwan Anamoah, Head of News, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)-Obonu FM at Tema who gave the advice, said it was worrying that up and coming journalists did not allow themselves to be properly trained on the job. Mrs Anamoah was speaking at the second Stakeholder Engagement and Workers’ Appreciation Day seminar organized by the Ghana News Agency, Tema Regional Office. “I want to encourage the up and coming ones to be ready to learn and be corrected, the job is such that you won’t have somebody sitting you down to educate you, so when you are interested you learn from your senior but if not you will be left out,” she s...
Government to establish mental health fund
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Government to establish mental health fund

Government is working towards the establishment of a mental health fund to be financed from the mental health levy, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, the Minister of Health, has said. He said the fund, when established, would help in the successful implementation of the new mental health policy. Mr Agyemang Manu, was speaking at the launch of a 12-year mental health policy by the Mental Health Authority, in Accra. He said the launch of the policy was historic not only because it was the first of its kind under the newly created Authority, but also because the COVID-19 pandemic had brought on board heightened issues of mental health and well-being of Ghanaians. The Minister said although progress had been made in the delivery of mental services, there were still some challenges inclu...
NDC delegation calls on the family of late Dr Sulley Gariba
Politics

NDC delegation calls on the family of late Dr Sulley Gariba

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader in Parliament, has led a delegation of National Democratic Congress (NDC), to the family of the late Dr Sulley Gariba, a former Policy Advisor to former President John Dramani Mahama. The visit was to sympathize with the family on the loss of their beloved. Mr Iddrisu who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency, during the visit, eulogized the late Dr Gariba, and said Ghana had lost an intellectual pillar in the country’s governance space. “No historian can write about the Fourth Republican Ghanaian Constitution and democratic governance and their evolution and policies without mentioning Dr Sulley Gariba”. “He is known to have worked with every political administration in our country, be it the People’s Nation...
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