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Day: May 9, 2021

GFA emphasises the need for improved security at stadiums
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GFA emphasises the need for improved security at stadiums

Mr. Mark Addo, the Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), says it is important to enhance security at various stadiums to ensure the safety of football fans. He said this during the 20th Commemoration of the May 9 Stadium disaster that wreaked havoc by claiming 127 Ghanaian lives after a match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. In his address at the event, Mr. Addo was elated with the improvement of sporting infrastructure in the country such as the massive provision of ambulances as well as capable medical personnel deployed at various stadia. He said that his outfit was poised to improve the quality of the brand of football in the country as they put in place structures that would minimize incidents of hooliganism and educate fans about the esse...
May 9 Commemoration: Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah pledges support for bereaved families
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May 9 Commemoration: Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah pledges support for bereaved families

Nana Yaw Amponsah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asante Kotoko says his outfit will continue to render support to the fund managers of May 9 Disaster to ensure families left behind are well catered for. The 20th anniversary of May 9 Stadium Disaster themed ‘’Never Again, Say No To Hooliganism’’ was commemorated on Sunday for the 127 citizens of Ghana who tragically lost their lives after a game involving Ghanaian footballing giants Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. Speaking at the 20th commemorative event, the astute football administrator stated the unifying role football plays adding it was not a tool that should divide fans regardless of the teams they support. ‘’It is a sad day and it would continue to be in the heart and minds of Ghanaians. We offer our condolenc...
Information Minister urges media to promote local investment opportunities
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Information Minister urges media to promote local investment opportunities

Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has urged the media to dedicate attention to promote local communities and the investment opportunities there to attract investors. “There are many communities with a lot of potential, but unfortunately the media are not doing enough in promoting our local communities and the economic opportunities in order to attract the kind of investment needed to these communities,” he alleged. Mr Oppong-Nkrumah made the call when he met Journalists and media practitioners in Wa at the weekend as part of his working visit to the northern part of the country. “You as journalists play a very critical role in the development of local communities and the country at large and I want to urge you to consciously promote the opportunities in the...
Gov’t tackling examination malpractice head on
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Gov’t tackling examination malpractice head on

The government has initiated moves to end the perennial examination malpractice in the country. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, who gave the hint, explained that the new approach involved the serialization of the same examination questions such that different students in the same exams hall might have ten different versions of the same paper making it very difficult to cheat. “The new strategy which is an initiative of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government through my Ministry in collaboration with the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), would start with this year’s edition of the Basic Schools Certificate Examination (BECE), ” he said. Dr Adutwum, who announced this when he paid a courtesy call on the Anglican Bishops Conference in Accra last Thursday...
Children asked to honour mothers always
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Children asked to honour mothers always

The Pastor Bernard Asiamah, Associate Pastor of Harmony Chapel, has urged children to learn to honour their mothers always. He said mothers should not be celebrated only on Mother's Day and that every minute spent with them should be special and memorable. "It is every mother’s joy to see her children excel in life. And, therefore, we should not forget to let them enjoy the fruit of their labour when God blesses us," Pastor Asiamah, said. He observed that some children despised their mothers at old age and said age and growth was inevitable "hence we should show our mothers massive love and the necessary support as children always". “Motherhood is a huge responsibility and we have to recognise and appreciate mothers' role in our lives by making it extra special as we celeb...
Let’s fix Ghana together, $200m jobs programme coming – Ken Ofori-Atta
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Let’s fix Ghana together, $200m jobs programme coming – Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has called for a collaborative effort in addressing the Economic challenges facing Ghana. Responding to the #FixTheCountry Campaign, the Minister acknowledged the Economic challenges confronting Ghana. He said Ghana like many other countries around the world was facing Economic challenges in the wake of the coronavirus. However, he stated that there was the need for all Ghanaians to come together to fix the nation. He introduced his own hashtag: #FixThisTogether. He said Government was fast-tracking the program for the creation of $200 million jobs programme through private sector partnerships. *GIPC Is working to attract Amazon to Ghana* Touching on efforts aimed creating jobs and promoting Economic activities in Ghana, the Minis...
Let’s commemorate May 9th with worthy lessons-Minister Mustapha Ussif
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Let’s commemorate May 9th with worthy lessons-Minister Mustapha Ussif

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif (Hon.) has reiterated the need for football fans to commemorate the May 9th Accra stadium disaster with useful lessons. The Yabaga Kubori Member of Parliament said this on Sunday, May 9th 2021 during the 20th anniversary commemoration of the May 9th stadium disaster at the Accra Sports stadium. ‘’We cannot give this day a worthy commemoration without picking lessons from what happened and the circumstances leading to the tragic loss. Said the Honourable Minister. ‘’Sports and for that matter football, is one of the pillar upon which harmony and cohesion is built, no matter the rivalry, could be achieved. But on that fateful day, we missed the essence of the sport, and the effect was the unimaginable national tragedy we had. Th...
Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north
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Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north

Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) did not respond to a request for comment. The transitional military authorities have previously said they have defeated the rebels only for fighting to continue. The fighting and broader political instability are being closely watched. Chad is a key power in central Africa and a longtime Western ally against Islamist militants across the Sahel region. Crowds in the capital N'Djamena cheered on Sunday as soldiers returned from the front line in a column of tanks and armoured vehicles. "The triumphant return of the army to the barracks today heralds the end of ope...
Osafo Marfo Tours Ibrahim Mahama’s Cement plant
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Osafo Marfo Tours Ibrahim Mahama’s Cement plant

Senior Presidential Advisor, Yaw Osafo-Marfo, has embarked on a familiarization tour of businessman, Ibrahim Mahama’s Dzata Cement Plant. The factory is located in Tema, Greater Accra. Mr Osafo-Marfo, a former Senior Minister, was at the plant on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The visit was to afford the Minister have first-hand information on the cement plant. The plant is situated on a 10-acre land near the Tema Port. During the visit, the Senior Presidential Advisor was welcomed to the factory by the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama. Mr Mahama led Osafo-Marfo in touring the factory. Source: DGN Online
National Security Ministry denies cloning phone of #FixtheCountry convener
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National Security Ministry denies cloning phone of #FixtheCountry convener

The Ministry of National Security has urged the public to disregard allegations that it cloned the phone of one of the conveners of the #FixtheCountry protest after a meeting earlier in the week. In a statement, the ministry described the claims as “false and baseless.” The ministry noted reports indicating that one Oliver Barker-Vormanor, a convener of the #FixtheCountry campaign, alleged that operatives of the Ministry of National Security coerced conveners into a meeting with Cabinet. The meeting came as the campaigners were planning a protest which was scheduled for today, May 9, 2021. Police have since secured an injunction to stop the protest from coming off in its original format. Oliver Barker-Vormanor further alleged that the operatives unlawfully cloned one of the...
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