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Day: May 20, 2021

It is Never True that GCB, CBG, ADB and NIB are Struggling:Razak Kojo Opoku Writes
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It is Never True that GCB, CBG, ADB and NIB are Struggling:Razak Kojo Opoku Writes

President Akufo-Addo's Government has spent around GHS 21 billion to save monies of Depositors, in effect saving the entire banking and financial ecosystem of Ghana. It is never true that the distressed banks were in need of GHS 9 billion to survive. Whoever would make such analysis that only GHS 9 billion was needed to save the collapsed Banks is mathematically weak, arithmetically impotent and completely ignorant of the banking/financial ecosystem of the Country. It is never true that, GCB, CBG, ADB and NIB are struggling. The facts prove that indeed these banks are doing well. GCBThe GCB Bank recorded a significant growth in Profit before Tax of GHS 573.67million in 2019, from GHS 450.17million in 2018, up by 27.4%. This is a solid revenue growth. GCB invested about GHS...
Reopen all unresolved murder cases – Gov’t to Police
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Reopen all unresolved murder cases – Gov’t to Police

Ambrose Derry The Government has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to reopen all cold murder cases for proper Investigation and prosecution of the suspects. The Interior Minister Ambrose Dery who made this known in an interview with Journalists at the sidelines of the ongoing National Police Command Conference at Senchi in the Eastern Region on Thursday, May 20, 2021, explained that these unresolved murder cases include undercover Journalist Ahmed Suale with Tiger Eye PI who was murdered in cold blood by unknown gunmen on motorbikes on Wednesday, January 19, 2019, while on his way home. Also, persons killed during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The Interior Minister said the government is committed to...
NDC shoots down all EC’s proposed reforms
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NDC shoots down all EC’s proposed reforms

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has punched holes into all the proposed electoral reforms by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), calling them a “sham”. At a press conference addressed by the party’s Director of Elections Elvis Afriyie Ankrah on Thursday, May 20, the party subjected all the four reforms to scrutiny and called for wider consultations. The Commission on Tuesday, May 18 after a two-day workshop of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) announced reforms agreed upon by stakeholders. The first is to close polls at 3:00pm instead of the usual 5:00pm. The Commission, secondly, wants an all-round system where citizens who turn 18, or persons who have not previously registered, may visit any district office with their Ghana Card or passport and register ...
Over 200 drones procured for ‘galamsey’ fight
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Over 200 drones procured for ‘galamsey’ fight

Over 200 drones have been procured by the government to assist its fight against illegal mining across the country. The machines will be used to take live images in districts where the practice is rampant. Already, some 150 persons are undergoing training in how to operate them at the George Grant University of Mines and Technology at Tarkwa in the Western Region. The government’s grand plan towards ending illegal mining includes the establishment of district mining committees in mining areas across the country, the deployment of Operation Vanguard, fitting tracking devices in excavators used in mining districts, and the use of drone technology among others. After the deployment of Operation Vanguard nearly a year ago, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has procur...
Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah slams Disciplinary Committee’s ruling on Ebusua Dwarfs v Legon Cities abandoned game
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Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah slams Disciplinary Committee’s ruling on Ebusua Dwarfs v Legon Cities abandoned game

Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has criticized the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] following the ruling on the Ebusua Dwarfs and Legon Cities abandoned game. On Wednesday the Disciplinary Committee of the FA in a statement said Legon Cities have been awarded all three points whiles Ebusua Dwarfs have been deducted three points with a fine. But the young football administrator believes the ruling by the Disciplinary Committee could lead to mayhem in the future. In a post on social media, Nana Amponsah wrote:"When Man Utd fans disrupted their match against Liverpool, did Man U lose that match plus additional 3 points? We seem to know more than the rest of the world. That precedent being set will lead to incurable chaos ...
Pirates kidnap five seafarers in Tema
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Pirates kidnap five seafarers in Tema

At least five crew members onboard a fishing vessel near Ghana’s harbour city, Tema have been allegedly kidnapped by suspected pirates, top security sources disclosed to Asaase News. The fishing vessel was attacked on Wednesday 19 May 2021 around 6pm, Asaase News can confirm. According to eyewitnesses, the vessel was approached by a skiff with eight persons onboard. Five of the alleged armed pirates then seized the vessel for close to six hours, disembarking with five crew members including the captain, chief officer, second chief officer, chief engineer and boatswain’s mate. “They also stole belongings and valuables of the crew,” a security source told Asaase News. Piracy in West Africa According to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Internationa...
Church Of Pentecost Builds Police Station For Abrem Agona
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Church Of Pentecost Builds Police Station For Abrem Agona

The Church of Pentecost has built a GH¢135,000 police station at Abrem Agona in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) Municipality of the Central Region to replace an old dilapidated one. The facility was inaugurated and handed over to the Ghana Police Service at a ceremony last Tuesday.It has offices with washrooms, an armoury, exhibit store, orderly room, male cell with toilet and bathroom.The District Minister of the church, Pastor George Ofori; the Chief of Abrem Agona, Nana Terkpor V, and the Central Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mrs Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, jointly cut the tape to inaugurate the police station.At the ceremony, Pastor Ofori said the construction of the facility was inspired by the national agenda of the church to provide decent...
Isaac Agyenim Boateng Has Left Medeama
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Isaac Agyenim Boateng Has Left Medeama

Ghana Premier league side Medeama has confirmed the departure of forward Isaac Agyenim Boateng. Boateng, 25, has left the Mauve and Yellows following the expiration of his long-term contract with the Tarkwa based club. The forward spent four seasons in Tarkwa, contributing significantly to the team’s involvement in the league and the FA Cup. He joined Medeama from Asante Kotoko in May 2017.
Court dissolves marriage of Eugene Arhin and Gloria Assan
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Court dissolves marriage of Eugene Arhin and Gloria Assan

The marriage of Eugene Arhin, the director of communications at the Presidency, and his estranged wife, Gloria Assan is officially over. It follows the decision of the ‘Divorce and Matrimonial Court presided over by High Court Judge, Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey to dissolve the marriage on 28 April 2021. A copy of the judgment in the possession of DGN Online shows that Gloria failed to prove the allegation of adultery she levelled against the director of communications at the Office of the President. Assan also retracted her initial allegation of abuse in open court. It will be recalled that one of the allegations Gloria levelled was that “the respondent (Eugene Arhin) has committed and continues to commit adultery with one Chantel Kudjawu also known as Getr...
Annoh-Dompreh Donates Pulse Gadgets To Nsawam Hospital
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Annoh-Dompreh Donates Pulse Gadgets To Nsawam Hospital

THE Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has donated 10 pieces of pulse oximeter gadgets to the Nsawam Government Hospital. At a short presentation ceremony, the MP said the gadgets worth $20,000 were meant to assist the hospital in delivering quality health care by helping to measure the oxygen saturation in patients, which exercise has become critical in the COVID-19 period. Mr. Annoh-Dompreh pledged his commitment to help improve health delivery in the constituency, indicating that he was touched by the plight of some patients when he visited them at the hospital. The Medical Superintendent of Nsawam Government Hospital, Dr. Kwabena Awuku, who received the machines on behalf of the hospital, expressed...
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