Thursday, July 29

Day: June 9, 2021

Black Stars arrive home after Morocco friendly
Sports

Black Stars arrive home after Morocco friendly

The Black Stars have returned home after the friendly against Morocco. The team travelled to the North African country for an International friendly match against the Atlas Lions at the FAR Sportive stadium in Rabat on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s side lost 1-0 to Morocco despite putting up a stellar performance on Tuesday. Ghana have another friendly against Ivory Coast at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday, June 12. Coach Akonnor’s side moved straight to Cape Coast to prepare for the tie.
Black Meteors depart Japan for Korea
Sports

Black Meteors depart Japan for Korea

The Ghana Black Meteors team have departed the Japanese capital for South Korea ahead of their friendly game. The team has been in Asia for the past one week to honour friendly matches against the two countries as part of their preparation for the 2020 Olympics Games scheduled for Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Coach Samuel Fabin’s side lost their opening friendly games against the U-24 team of Japan 10-0 in two legs. Ghana lost 6-0 in the first game on Saturday before falling 4-0 to their counterparts in the second game on Tuesday. They will play South Korea to play them on Saturday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 15 respectively. Just as Japan, South Korea will use the two games to test their readiness for the Olympic Games football competition. The four fri...
IOM appeals for support towards re-integration of Ghanaian returnees
News

IOM appeals for support towards re-integration of Ghanaian returnees

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has appealed to Ghanaians to support the successful reintegration of migrant returnees in the Ghanaian society, under its European Union-IOM joint initiative. The EU-IOM joint initiative enables Ghanaian migrants who decide to return to Ghana to do so in a safe and dignified way, in full respect of human rights standards. Madam Pooja Bhalla, the Project Manager, EU-IOM joint initiative, who made the call said the project had since 2017 assisted 1,847 migrants’ returnees into the country. Speaking at the opening session of a five-day training workshop on Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for the re-integration of returnees underway at Abesim, near Sunyani, Mad Bhalla said over 600 of the returnees were benefiting from the r...
Akufo-Addo leaves for Burkina Faso
News

Akufo-Addo leaves for Burkina Faso

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS, will leave Accra for Burkina Faso on Wednesday morning. He is expected to hold discussions with President Roch Christian Kabore on the terrorist threat confronting that country and the sub-region. This trip comes on the heels of the killing of 160 people in a village raid in Burkina Faso by unknown militants. The situation in West Africa is said to be volatile as persistent attacks continue to undermine the peace and security across the sub-region. President Akufo-Addo is expected to reiterate the commitment of ECOWAS towards assisting Burkina Faso, and, indeed, countries in West Africa in fighting the scourge of terrorism. Indeed, under th...
Kenya: Sex Workers Improvise Trade to Beat Pandemic
World

Kenya: Sex Workers Improvise Trade to Beat Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on almost every sector of the economy. Commercial sex workers too, have been pushed to the wall. While many have opted out and sunk into depression leading to substance abuse, others have found other means to navigate the world's oldest trade. In Tana River County, the commercial sex workers have incorporated housekeeping in their business. They now operate from houses rather than the streets. No doubt it is paying, they tell nation.africa. "The game has changed. We now treat our customers as boyfriends; the business is now more sensual than physical," says Anne Syokau, adding that it offers better pay. Apart from the core business, they now also wash clothes, cook and offer massage services in clients' houses. "Most of our...
Marijuana farming to be legalised in Ghana
News

Marijuana farming to be legalised in Ghana

Ghana has initiated processes to legalise the farming or cultivation of Indian hemp (weed) under license. In 2020, some countries in Africa, through their national legislations, decided to permit the cultivation and export of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes, with some other countries authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Ghana, having passed the Narcotics Control Commission Act, 2020 (Act 1019) joined these African countries in exploring the purported prospects in cannabis. The Narcotics Control Commission Act, 2020 (Act 1019), which was passed by Parliament on March 20, 2020, and assented to by the President on May 11, 2020, has enshrined special provisions relating to cannabis. Section 43 of Act 1019 states that, “the Minister, on the recomme...
Samira joins WHO high level coalition on health and energy
Politics

Samira joins WHO high level coalition on health and energy

The Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has joined the High Level Coalition on Health and Energy, convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. The objective of this coalition is to strengthen high-level cooperation between health and energy sectors, increase political momentum, spur investments, mobilise public support and drive practical solutions for clean cooking and sustainable energy services in health facilities. The coalition is made up of leaders from governments supporting the Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA), as well as leaders from selected international organizations and other high level health and energy champions. Bawumia has for several years, as a Global Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance...
Four corporate entities present GH¢ 520,000 towards Green Ghana Project
News

Four corporate entities present GH¢ 520,000 towards Green Ghana Project

Four corporate organizations Tuesday presented a total of GHC520,000 dummy cheques to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources towards the Green Ghana Project to procure more seedlings for planting. The Green Ghana Project is intended to plant five million trees on Friday, June 11, 2021, across the country and President Akufo-Addo will commemoratively plant a tree on the day. The companies that made the donations were the National Petroleum Authority-GH¢ 200,000, West Africa Quarries Limited-GH¢200,000, Petroleum Commission-GH¢100,000 and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority-GH¢20,000. The representatives of those companies said they were motivated to support President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's vision of restoring the forest cover, ravaged by the activities of illega...
Police warn public against joining #FixTheCountry demo
News

Police warn public against joining #FixTheCountry demo

The Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has issued a strong warning to the public over calls to join any form of #FixTheCountry protest. Following a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday, June 8, quashing a High Court order that blocked the organisers from hitting the streets, efforts are being made for renewed protests. But a news release signed by the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Command, DSP Effia Tenge, advised the public to disregard any call by the conveners to demonstrate. The police explained that Justice Yaw Appau’s ruling only quashed an earlier order granted ex parte by the High Court, which prevented the conveners from embarking on a public demonstration. “The decision of the Supreme Court was based on the indefinite terms in...
Brazil players criticise handling of Copa America switch
Sports

Brazil players criticise handling of Copa America switch

The Brazilian soccer team criticised the last-minute decision to switch the Copa America to Brazil from Argentina amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections but said they would play in the 10-nation tournament which kicks off in Brasilia on Sunday. Brazil was unexpectedly chosen to stage the Copa America after co-hosts Colombia were removed amid ongoing civil unrest and Argentina withdrew due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Multiple news reports in Brazil had said the players were upset at not being consulted about the decision as well as the possible public health consequences, with some players reportedly reluctant to take part. In a statement posted online early on Wednesday, the Brazil players said they were "not satisfied" with the way the South American Football Confede...
//chooxaur.com/4/3275415 https://glimtors.net/pfe/current/tag.min.js?z=3275404