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Headline News August 18 2015

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TUESDAY 18-8-2015

BY MR LARRY

HELP CHANGE NEGATIVE PERCEPTION ABOUT AFRICA – PREZ MAHAMA

The President, John Mahama has challenged brand experts in Africa to help change the age-old negative perception of the continent by exploring innovative ways to sell it to the world.

COME, LET’S SAVE LIVES – 37 HOSPITAL INVITES 148 DOCTORS WHO VOTED AGAINST STRIKE

Authorities at the 37 Military Hospital have called on public sector doctors who voted last Friday to resume work at a crucial meeting of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to complement medical officers at the hospital to save lives.

APOLONIA PROJECT TO EASE HOUSING DEFICIT

Real estate developer, Rendeavour, is expected to deliver about 500 housing units by December 2015, to help ease the housing deficit in the country.

FULL GOSPEL, FEDERATION OF MUSLIMS, LEPOWURA APPEAL TO DOCTORS TO RESUME WORK

Two religious groups and a former chief director of the Ministry of Health have called on public sector doctors to call off their strike.

PAY US COMPENSATION – KASOA OLD MARKET OWNERS APPEAL

Twenty-four property owners whose illegal structures were demolished at the Kasoa old market site on February 28, 2006 have appealed to the government to pay them compensation for the demolition of their structures.

IMANI COMMENDS MAHAMA FOR RESTRUCTURING ECG

Executive Director of policy think tank IMANI Ghana Franklin Cudjoe has commended President John Mahama for the decision to massively restructure the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

2016 NDC RACE – NO CHALLENGER FOR MAHAMA

There seems to be a deliberate attempt by some leading members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to get President John Mahama elected unopposed in the upcoming flagbearership race of the party.

2016 MUST NOT BE NDC OR NPP – NDUOM

A founder member of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has reminded Ghanaians that 2016 must not become a New Patriotic Party (NPP) or National Democratic Congress (NDC) affair.

2 BOYS DROWN IN ATEBUBU

Two primary school boys, Gyan Michael, 13, and Akwasi Anthony, also 13, reportedly drowned in stagnant water in Tintari, a village in the Atebubu-Amanteng District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

FETISH PRIEST KILLER GRABBED

The suspected ring leader in last Friday’s riot at Kwapong in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region that saw the town’s police station vandalized and a police destroyed has been arrested.

POLICE HOSPITAL IN DISTRESS

The Police Hospital in Accra has made a passionate appeal to the private sector and the general public to assist it with funds to refurbish an old nearby building to cater for the increasing number of patients.

NHIA OWES US Ȼ500M

The Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners (SPDMP) Ghana has made a passionate appeal to government to immediately clear about 500 million cedis arrears owed service providers to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as the strike by public sector doctors bites hard.

STRIKES WILL CRIPPLE ECONOMIC GROWTH – DR GATSI

An Economist and Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Dr John Gartchie Gatsi, has called for calm between labour and the government, explaining that the current situation where labour uses strikes to achieve their desires is detrimental to the economic growth of the country.

50 ROBBERIES AT AMANFROM NOT TRUE – DCOP YOHUNO

The Accra Regional Police Command has dispelled rumours that the plagued the media over the weekend and Monday morning that 50 homes were robbed around the Amanfrom enclave.

NDC PRIMARIES: SAMPSON AHI CURSES OPPONENT

Deputy Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister, Sampson Ahi has called on the dreadful Kumasi deity, ‘Antoa Nyama’ to strike his political opponent and executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bodi constituency dead.

MAD RUSH FOR TV LICENCE

The collection of TV licence fee has begun in earnest across the country with many owners of TV sets trooping in their members to register and pay for their licences, Today checks have revealed.

WE WON’T CALL OFF STRIKE UNLESS… – DOCTORS DECLARE

The Ghana Medical Association has stated categorically that it would not call off its strike until its demands are met.

NO SANE COUNTRY WILL ENDORSE HOMOSEXUALITY – BISHOP

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel K. Asante, has stressed that no sane society or country will approve homosexuality.

MAHAMA MUST DENOUNCE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – BISHOP

The Methodist Bishop of Accra, Bishop Titus Awotwe Pratt has asked President Mahama to publicly denounce homosexuality in Ghana.

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES PROTEST DELAY IN POSTINGS

Hundreds of psychiatric trainee nurses are demanding clearance from the ministry of finance to enable them commence work.

STRIKE DEATH TOLL INACCURATE – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association has said reports that about 500 people have died since doctors’ embarked on a strike cannot be accurate.

ASOKWA MP BUILDS MATERNITY BLOCK FOR K’SI SOUTH HOSPITAL

Madam Patricia Appiagyei NPP MP for Asokwa Constituency in Kumasi, has cut sod for commencement of an ultra-modern maternity block at the Kumasi South Hospital at Atonsu Agogo.

KUKUA-AMANHYIA ROAD NEEDS THOROUGH REPAIR WORKS

The residents along the Kukua, Akorabo and Amanhyia trunk road in the Suhum Municipality of the Eastern Region have appealed to the Government to reshape their roads, which are badly damaged.

SWEDRUHENE COMMENDS POLICE FOR BETTER POLICING

Nana Ogidigram Aseidu Kobina Botwe the second, has commended the police and other security agencies in the area, for their effective strategies that had helped reduce crime wave in the Municipality.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

PETROLEUM FUNDS DISAPPOINT; HERITAGE FUND YIELDS NEGATIVE RETURN

Investment returns of Ghana’s petroleum revenue this year have so far yielded disappointing results, with the Ghana Petroleum Funds posting mixed earnings for the first six months of the year.

KWESI BOTCHWEY ALLAYS INVESTORS’ FEARS AS ELECTIONS BECKON

The man who led negotiations on behalf of Ghana to structure the three-year IMF stabilization plan, Dr Kwesi Botchwey has given a resounding assurance that government will stick to the conditions of the bailout even as the country gears up for general elections next year.

$500M WASTED ON NO POWER

The nation has in the last fifteen years wasted close to half a billion dollars on three thermal power projects that have delivered no power whatever, at a time when between 500 and 600 megawatts of power are being shed, Kwaku Awotwi, former VRA boss has said.

US$ 200M AFREXIMBANK SUPPORT TO BOOST FOREX LIQUIDITY

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced plans to support the Bank of Ghana (BoG) with an initial injection of US$200 million into the foreign exchange market to help boost liquidity and strengthen the credit lines of banks to engage more in trade finance.

AFRICAN GOV’T ASKED TO DEEPEN CONTROLS IN MINING

The African Biodiversity Network, a Coalition of African Civil Society Groups, has asked African governments to strictly control mining and extraction on the continent as it kicks against mining activities in sacred natural sites and territories.

DON’T GRANT LONG TAX HOLIDAYS – TAX EXPERT

A tax expert, Mr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, has asked the government to review its tax policies that grant long tax holidays to prospective investors.

MANGO FARMERS WORRY OVER BLACK-SPOT DISEASE

Mango farmers have appealed for an urgent action to help stop the spread of bacterial black-spot (BBS) disease attack on their crops, as it is ravaging farms, killing trees and destroying yet-to-mature fruit.

GHANA GAS TO ENGAGE COMMUNITIES AROUND GAS PIPELINES

Ghana National Gas Company says it would continue to engage with residents living along its gas pipelines to protect the facility.

FINANCE HOUSES ANNOUNCE UMBRELLA-BODY

Finance houses in the country have announced an umbrella-body that seeks to promote the welfare of the over twenty finance houses licenced by the Bank of Ghana.

COMPANIES ENCOURAGED TO USE STOCK MARKET

Mrs Joyce Esi Boakye, Manager, Listing, of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GAX), has encouraged Ghanaian businesses to list on the stock market as another avenue of boosting their capital base.

PENTECOST UNIVERSITY HOLDS SEMINAR ON BUDGET REVIEW

The Pentecost University College Graduate School (PUCGS) has organised a seminar on the mid-year budget review as part of the process to contribute to national development.

DON’T COLLUDE WITH CLIENTS TO EVADE TAX PAYMENT

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to management of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to put in checks and balances that will stop some recalcitrant staff from colluding with clients to evade payment of taxes.

MANAGING RESOURCES DEMANDS MORE THAN TRANSPARENCY ‘

Ms Mona Quartey, the Deputy Minister for Finance, has observed that transparency alone could not gurantee sound management of the extractive resources of the country.

ASSEMBLY WANTS INVESTORS TO BUILD SHOPPING MALL

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has indicated a move to build a shopping Mall in Koforidua to decongest the central business district.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

LIBYA COULD BE THE NEXT SOMALIA

Italy warned Monday that Libya risked turning into “another Somalia” as it signed a joint statement with the US and several European allies condemning “barbaric” acts carried out by the Islamic State group there.

EGYPT OPENS BORDER CROSSING WITH GAZA FOR 4 Days

Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, allowing Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months.

BUHARI TO RETRIEVE UNRETURNED GOV’T PROPERTIES

Plans are afoot by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to recover unreturned government property still being utilized by the officials of the immediate past administration.

MOROCCAN AIR FORCE MIRAGE F1 CRASHES AFTER BIRD STRIKE

A Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed in the northeast of the country Monday after hitting a flock of birds but the pilot managed to eject safely, a report citing the armed forces said.

CORRUPTION SCANDAL DOMINATES CANADA ELECTIONS

Canada’s ruling Conservative party is trailing the two main opposition parties for the first time, according to a poll, as a high-profile bribery and fraud trial involving a former Senate ally to the Prime Minister overshadowed election campaigning.

INDONESIAN RESCUERS SAY NO SURVIVORS AT WRECKAGE OF CRASHED PLANE

All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia’s Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said on Tuesday.

THAILAND SAYS CAN’T RULE OUT ANY GROUP FOR BANGKOK BOMB, DEATH TOLL AT 22

Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people, but officials said the bombing did not match tactics used by insurgents in the south.

XINHUA SAYS CHINA BLAST WAREHOUSE DID NOT HAVE PROPER LICENCE

The Chinese company which owns a warehouse that exploded in Tianjin last week, killing more than 100 people, did not have a licence to handle hazardous chemicals until two months before the disaster, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

BIG BUSINESS COULD HELP BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT SURVIVE POLITICAL STORM

Brazilian business leaders may have ideological differences with struggling leftist President Dilma Rousseff, but calls for her impeachment make many of them nervous, effectively giving her support from an unexpected quarter.

IRAQ’S ABADI, IN REFORM PUSH, REDUCES MINISTERIAL ADVISER POSITIONS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he was cancelling the positions of advisers hired as contractors in ministries, and limiting the number of advisers for himself, the president and the parliamentary speaker to five each.

SPORTS HEADLINES

GFA CONGRESS IN TAMALE TODAY

The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, will today be affirmed at a Delegates Congress at the Tamale Stadium to begin his third term in office.

GHANA TO ACCEPT CONGO FRIENDLY

The Ghana FA has confirmed considering a pre-Afcon qualifying warm-up friendly offer from Congo.

BASIGI NAMES 25 QUEENS FOR ALL AFRICA GAMES

Coach Yussif Basigi has announced a list of 25 Black Queens players to report for camping at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at 4 p.m. on Monday to finalise preparations towards the 2015 All Africa Games.

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DISMISSES TEMA YOUTH’S PROTEST AGAINST DREAMS FC

The GFA Disciplinary Committee has dismissed Tema Youth’s protest against Dreams FC after their GN Bank Division One League Match day 24 game played at the Kweiman Park on July 25.

RESULTS OF GN BANK DIVISION ONE LEAGUE MATCH DAY 27

ZONE ONE:

KING FAISAL 1-0 DEPORTIVO
DUNKWA UTD 3-1 KARELA FC.
GOLD STARS 1-2 WINDY PROFS
11 WISE FC 1-0 STARKE
TARKWA UTD 0-0 CORNERSTONE
PROUD UTD 1-0 WASSAMAN UTD
SAMARTEX 1-0 ELMINA SHARKS
MYSTERIOUS DWARFS 1-0 SAMOSA FC

ZONE THREE:

INSTANBUL 3-2 AMIDAUS FC
HOT STEEL 2-1 DANBORT
D’INTERNATIONAL 2-3 OKWAWU UTD FC
KING SOLOMON 2-1 REAL ATHLETICO
PRESTIGE F.C. 0-1 NANIA F.C.
DREAMS F.C. 3-1 PURE JOY
MIGHTY JETS 3-0 SPORTING MIRREN
TEMA YOUTH FC 3-0 KOTOKU ROYALS

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