By Mr Larry
PARTNER GOV’T IN NATION BUILDING – VEEP TELLS METHODIST CHURCH
The Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, has reiterated the need for the church and the government to team up as partners in nation building and not as separate entities.
NEW GA CHIEF INSTALLED
A new Ga Mantse has been installed by the Dzasetse of the Ga State, Nii Dr Tetteh Kwei II, and the accredited heads and elders of the Ga Paramount Stool, known as Dzaase .
OSEADEEYO ADDO DANKWA III PASSES ON
Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, the Paramount Chief of the Akuapem Traditional Area, has passed on. He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital last Tuesday.
EC TO CREATE MORE POLLING STATIONS FOR ELECTION
The Electoral Commission (EC) is preparing to create more polling stations for the general election in 2016.
WEST BLUE CONTROVERSY DEEPENS
The contention over the purported move to engage West Blue consulting to set up a single window project for Ghana continues to deepen.
RETURN TO WORK WHILE WE NEGOTIATE; MoH APPEALS TO DOCTORS
The Ministry of Health has urged members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in public health facilities to return to work while they continue to negotiate.
3 BOYCOTT NPP RACE
There appears to be confusion in some constituencies in the Greater Accra New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the election of their parliamentary candidates.
DOCTORS FIGHT NDC OVER PROPAGANDA
General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Frank Serebuor lost his cool during a radio interview last Friday when he descended heavily on a National Democratic Congress communication officer whom he said was running doctors down without any justification.
HEALTH CARE IN CHAOS
Reports from various parts of the country tell chilling stories of how patients were turned away from public hospitals and some ended up losing their lives before or upon reaching the next facility following withdrawal of out-patient department (OPD) services by public sector doctors.
NARELIDU SHS STUDENTS DESTROY SCHOOL PROPERTIES
Students of Nalerigu Senior High School (NASS) in the Northern Region last Saturday evening went on riot, destroying valuable properties of the school, including school cars, the headmaster’s bungalow, ICT centre and the girl’s dormitory, all for not being allowed to organise entertainment to mark the end of the term, otherwise known as closing jams.
DOCTORS’ STRIKE: NHIS DIRECTS SUBSCRIBERS TO 1,000 HEALTH FACILITIES
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has entreated all NHIS card holders who may be turned away from public health facilities to visit any of the NHIS-credential private and faith-based hospitals and clinics to access healthcare services.
CABINET RESHUFFLE LOOMS
Credible information available to the General Telegraph indicates that there will be a rigorous reshuffle in President John Mahama’s cabinet soon.
WEST BLUE CASE AGAINST GOVERNMENT THROWN OUT
An Accra Fast Track Court has struck out the West Blue case brought against the government.
ACCRA RESIDENTS MUST ACT AS COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS – MAYOR
The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has charged residents within the Okaikoi South Region to play a role as community police to ensure that indiscriminate activities within the Odaw River are curbed.
NDC DUMPS KWABENA ADJEI
The immediate past national chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei, who is now seriously sick and is on admission at an unknown hospital in Accra, has been abandoned by the NDC hierarchy including the Presidency for no apparent reason, credible sources have hinted Today.
ASSEMBLY TO CRACK WHIP ON HOUSES BUILT ON WATERWAYS
A number of houses built on waterways within Ga South Municipality in Accra would soon be pulled down to allow free flow of water when it rains, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga South Municipal Assembly, Mr. Jerry Kwei Thompson, has disclosed to Today.
TEMA MCE LASHES OUT AT RESIDENTS
Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive has bemoaned the attitude of some residents in the metropolis towards the National Sanitation Day exercise.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has stated that government, and for that matter his outfit, is worried about Ghana being the seventh dirtiest country in the whole world.
PHILIP ADDISON LOSES KORLE KLOTTEY NPP PRIMARY
Former constituency chairman of the NPP at Korle Klottey in the Greater Accra region Nii Noi Nortey has been elected parliamentary candidate for the party for the 2016 elections.
1,650 TO CONTEST DISTRICT ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN W/R
A total of 1,650 candidates, comprising 1,592 males and 58 females have filed their nominations to contest the District level Elections (DLE) in the Western Region slated for September 1, this year.
NALERIGU SHS CLASHES: 24 STUDENTS ARRESTED, SCHOOL CLOSED DOWN
Personnel of the Ghana Police Service have taken over the Nalerigu Senior High School following clashes between students and authorities over an entertainment jam.
EXPAND COCOA INVESTMENTS TO CREATE JOBS – OTUMFUOTELLS PBC
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is challenging the Produce Buying Company (PBC), to explore creative ways to get the country’s unemployed youth off the streets.
PRODUCER PRICE UP BY 4.1%
Producer Price Inflation (PPI) increased to 23.1 per cent in June from the 19.0 per cent recorded in May 2015.
TOUGH TIMES FOR SME’S
The contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) to creation of jobs and increasing aggregate output continues to dwindle as banks put in stringent measures at releasing credit to small business owners.
SCHOOL CHILDREN HIJACK GAMBLING BUSINESS
School children in some parts of Accra have resorted to engaging in sports betting as a means of making quick money, Business Day checks have revealed.
NO MORE GUARANTEE FOR IPPS
Private Investors in the power sector otherwise known as Independent Power Producers (IPPs), should be ready to shoulder part of the risk and quit inundating government with requests for guarantees, Power Minister Kwabena Donkor has said.
GOVERNMENT EXCEEDS H1 BORROWING TARGET
Government exceeded its borrowing target for the first six months of this year by more than 763 million cedis, further deepening concerns about the country’s debt position.
MINISTER ORDERS GCAA TO INSPECT GOLDSTAR AIRLINES AIRCRAFT AFTER IMPASSE
Following a resolution of the impasse between Goldstar Airlines and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) over the inspection of the airline’s aircraft, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister for Transport has requested the Authority to go and inspect the aircraft with the Ghana business registration.
RESOLVE LEGAL CASES; NLC DIRECTS DANNEX, STARWIN
National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed all parties involved in the Starwin-Dannex takeover rift to resolve all legal issues on the takeover within thirty days and report to the commission on the second of September, 2015.
THE AIM OF REVIVING STC IS NOT TO KILL BUSINESSES OF OTHER TRANSPORT OPERATORS -NUAMAH DONKOR
Former Ashanti Regional Minister under the Rawlings’ regime and the managing director of Intercity STC Coaches Limited has stated that the aim of revitalising the intercity STC coaches limited is not to kill the businesses of other transport operators such as GPRTU and PROTOA but to ensure smooth running of the country using the transport sector. He is therefore calling for collaboration from those other transport operators but not a competition from them.
TELCOS ASKED TO INVEST MORE TECH SYSTEMS
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Mr Kweku Sakyi-Addo, has stressed the need for mobile operators in the country to continue to invest in the systems, technology and partnerships that would enable more businesses to use mobile money.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS URGED TO STICK TO BEST PRACTICES
The Head of the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) in the Afigya-Kwabre District, Madam Mariana Kusi, has urged women entrepreneurs to stick to best practices to sustain the viability of their enterprises.
PORT EXPANSION WORKS DESTROY TIDAL STATION
Ghana can no longer collect data on the changing levels of the sea due to the destruction of equipment at the Tidal Gauge Station at the Takoradi Port, the Head of the Marine and Fisheries Department of the University of Ghana, Legon, Dr Kwasi Appeaning-Addo, has said.
SUB-COMMITTEES TO MAN ACTIVITIES OF MINING
Madam Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has sworn in two sub-committee to man the activities of small scale mining.
SNV INTRODUCES CARPORT SOLAR ENERGY FOR INDUSTRIES
The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), an international non-governmental organization, has launched a new solar systems, Photo Voltaid (PV) to help industries in Ghana.
SMALLER FUEL FILLING STATION FOLDING UP IN WA
With the government’s policy to withdraw subsidies on petroleum prices and to allow companies dealing in petroleum products to determine prices, some smaller filling stations operating in the Wa Municipality have started folding up.
SA AIRWAYS LAUNCHES DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM ACCRA TO WASHINGTON
South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new direct flight from Accra to Washington DC beginning August 3, 2015.
GTBANK ACQUIRES TECHNOLOGY TO ISSUE DEBIT CARD INSTANTLY
To enable it serve customers even better, Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited has acquired the technology to issue personalised debit cards instantly in its offices upon receipt of customers’ requests.
PUSH SERVICE PERSONNEL TO SMEs
President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), Sam Ato-Gaisie, says the National Service Secretariat (NSS) must consider pushing service personnel to small and medium enterprises.
COURT ORDERS IVORY FINANCE TO RETURN SIC VEHICLES
The Commercial Court on Friday, July 31, 2015 upheld a relief sought by lawyers of SIC Insurance for the return of company vehicles seized by Ivory Finance.
NIGERIA’S ARMY SAYS RESCUED 178 CAPTIVES OF BOKO HARAM
Nigeria’s army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency.
EGYPT’S SISI AMENDS ELECTORAL LAW AHEAD OF VOTE
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has amended the electoral law, paving the way for preparations to hold a long-delayed parliamentary vote, the official gazette reported on Sunday.
U.S. TO DEFEND SYRIAN REBELS WITH AIRPOWER, INCLUDING FROM ASSAD
The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
ROUHANI SAYS NUCLEAR DEAL A
‘THIRD WAY’ FOR IRANIAN FOREIGN POLICY
President Hassan Rouhani affirmed his confidence in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Sunday, tackling the criticisms of hardliners and highlighting the achievements of his two-year-old presidency.
TAIWAN SCHOOL TEXTBOOK ROW HIGHLIGHTS ANTIPATHY TO ‘ONE CHINA’
Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a “one China” view of history underscore the island’s growing sense of independence from its vast neighbour and geopolitical foe.
MEXICO CITY PROSECUTOR CONFIRMS KILLING OF NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER
A prominent Mexican news photographer was among five people found dead in a middle-class neighbourhood of the capital on Friday, the city’s prosecutor told reporters at a Sunday press conference.
REPUBLICANS BEGIN PIVOTAL DEBATE WEEK WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE FORUM
Republican presidential candidates will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday, with the exception of Donald Trump, in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday.
YEMEN HOUTHI BOSS TELLS MEN TO FIGHT ON, DISMISSES LOSS OF ADEN
The leader of Yemen’s Houthis urged his militia on Sunday to fight on against Yemen’s Gulf Arab-backed government, dismissing its recapture of Aden last month as a ‘limited’ achievement made possible by Ramadan.
U.N. STATES AGREE POST-2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world’s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.
U.S. REPORTS 24 STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA
The United States and its allies carried out 18 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and six in Syria on Saturday, the U.S. military said on Sunday.
GHANA’S TOP CYCLIST SAMUEL ANIM DIES IN MOTOR CRASH
Ghana cycling champion Samuel Anim has died after being hit by a motorbike while training on the Aburi Mountains.
WAKASO TO UNDERGO MEDICALS IN MILAN TODAY
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will undergo a medicals with Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad on Monday (today) before sealing the deal to join the Jeddah-based club, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
HEARTS DROPS INTO RELEGATION ZONE
Accra Hearts of Oak dropped deep into the relegation zone of the First Capital Plus Premier (FCPL) after losing 2-1 to arch rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the 25th week league game at the Accra Sports Stadium.
FCPPL WEEK 26 RESULTS
WAFA 0-0 BECHEM UTD
INTER ALLIES 2-1 LIONS
CHELSEA 1-1 MEDEAMA
B. A. UTD 0-1 ADUANA
HASAACAS 1-1 OLYMPICS
ASHGOLD 1-0 LIBERTY
WA ALL STARS 1-0 EDUBIASE
HEARTS 1-2 KOTOKO
1. ASHGOLD = 44
2. ADUANA = 41
3 . CHELSEA = 40
4. INTER ALLIES = 39
5. WA ALL STARS = 38
6. WAFA = 37
7. HASAACAS = 36
8. KOTOKO = 35
9. MEDEAMA = 34
10 LIBERTY = 34
11 BECHEM = 33
12 EDUBIASE = 33
13 LIONS = 31
14 OLYMPICS = 30
15.HEARTS = 29
16.B.A UTD = 18