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Headline News- September 22 2015

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TUESDAY 22-9-2015

BY MR LARRY

ANAS CAN’T BE FOUND TO BE SERVED WITH SUMMONS

It appears the ace undercover investigator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, is playing hard to catch, compelling a lawyer for one of the judges implicated in the judicial scandal to file a motion for substituted service.

TEACHERS TO BE LICENSED BEFORE THEY CAN TEACH

All newly trained teachers in Ghana will soon be required to acquire a license after their professional training to be able to practice as qualified teachers, the Director of the Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, has said.

FOUR POLICEMEN ARRESTED FOR DEFRAUDING 5 INDIANS

Four policemen from the Airport Police Station in Accra have been arrested for allegedly stealing 1.36 million cedis and 974 grammes of gold valued at 2.1 million cedis belonging to five Indian businessmen.

ANAS SHOWS VIDEO TODAY

The issue of an individual’s right to privacy vis-à-vis the public’s right to information is expected to be put strenuous test today.

COCOBOD FIGHTS PESTS

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it is committed to helping cocoa farmers to helping effectively pests and diseases as well as improve the soil fertility.

VOTERS REGISTER: POLITICAL PARTIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TODAY

Political parties in the country are expected to present their proposals for a new voters register to the Electoral Commission (EC) today.

CUSTOMS, AGENTS CLASH

Members of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) operating at the Aviance Cargo Village of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have outlined a litany of problems that they say has hit the new Classification and validation System being implemented by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

NDC BEGINS VETTING OF MP ASPIRANTS TODAY

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) announced it will today start vetting its parliamentary aspirants.

UN SCORES GHANA HIGH ON MDGs

Ghana has scored high marks in a United Nation assessment of the country’s efforts at meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

GHANA NOT MOVING FORWARD – K.B ASANTE

Venerable statesman, Dr K.B. Asante, has lamented the inability of Ghana to harness both its human and natural resources to develop into a prosperous country saying the nation appears to have stagnated in spite of the abundant resources it has at its disposal.

PREMIX POLITICS: FISHERMEN VOW TO VOTE AGAINST NDC IF…

Some Fishermen in the Central Region are cautioning President John Dramani Mahama to tread cautiously in his appointment of people to the National Premix Committee set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.

VOTERS’ REGISTER DEMO WAS USELESS – MOSQUITO

General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has condemned the recent demonstration led by pro-opposition pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance, insisting the protest march to demand a new voters’ register was needless.

I WAS IMPRISONED FOR SUPPORTING NKRUMAH – LUCY ANNING

The first female Member of Parliament, Lucy Anning says she was imprisoned for supporting the erstwhile Nkrumah administration.

WOMAN DIVORCED FOR CONTESTING ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

A middle-aged woman who con­tested the recently held District Assembly and Unit Committee Elec­tions has reportedly been sacked from her matrimonial home.

CPP WILL SHOCK NATION IN 2016 – AKOMFRAH

The newly elected General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Nii Armah Akomfrah is predicting a landslide victory for the party in the 2016 general elections.

GHANA CANNOT PRODUCE ‘COMMON’ MATCHES – FIRST FEMALE MP

As Ghana marks Founder’s Day Monday, the first female MP in the Convention People’s Party is accusing subsequent governments of wealth grabbing and running down the country.

ECOWAS BROWN CARD EQUIVALENT TO EU’s GREEN CARD

Chief Executive and General Secretary of Ghana Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, Mr. Gabriel Glover, says the ECOWAS Brown Card Scheme is the equivalent of the Green Card in the European Community, the Pink Card of the Arab countries and the Yellow Card within the East African Economic block.

MORE GROUPS TO JOIN2ND DEMO AGAINST VOTERS REGISTER

More pressure groups have pledged support for the recently held mass action aimed at persuading the Electoral Commission to replace Ghana’s voters’ register.

MAHAMA DOESN’T DESERVE A SECOND TERM – NANA ADDO

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 Presidential candidate, Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has asked Ghanaians to reject the Mahama-Amissah Arthur led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration at the 2016 polls.

POLICE VOW TO ARREST KASOA MOB ATTACKERS

The Police in Kasoa in the Central Region are on a man hunt for persons who lynched suspected armed robbers in the area last Sunday.

ENOUGH OF THE THIEVERY MAHAMA – CPP WOMAN FUMES

The first female Member of Parliament of Ghana in the erstwhile Nkrumah regime, Lucy Anning is calling on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to give way for the Convention People’s Party (CPP) to rule Ghana.

POLICE BRUTALITY: We WON’T GET JUSTICE – GROUP

Pressure group, Let My Vote Count, has described as ‘superficial’, the President’s call to the Police to investigate the use of brute force by some of its personnel on protestors in Accra last Wednesday.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

ETY GRIPS INVESTORS OVER ALLEGED JUDICIAL SCANDAL

The integrity of the country’s judicial system has been the bedrock of investor confidence and business decisions to pitch camp in Ghana, but these are fast eroding with allegations of deep-neck corruption and bribery within the Judiciary.

DEVICE ANOTHER POLICY MEASURE TO CHECK INFLATION

The Bank of Ghana is being asked to adopt other monetary policy measures to check the rise in inflation in the country.

GHANA’S COFFERS IN DANGER

As at July 2015, the total foreign money left in government’s coffers for importers of goods and services could only last for two months eight days.

GHANAIANS TO ENJOY INTEREST FREE LOANS

The Bank of Ghana is in the process of licensing Islamic Bank, which is expected to provide interest free loans to its customers across the country.

$100M FROM EUROBOND TO COMPLETE EASTERN ROADS

Government is expected to set aside $100 million from funds from the next eurobond to complete the remaining portions of the eastern corridor road.
This was announced by President John Dramani Mahama as part of the government’s comprehensive road and water transport programme for the Volta Region, during his two-day working visit to that region.

BoG URGED TO COLLABORATE MORE WITH BANKS

The Senior Vice-President in charge of Marketing, PR and Strategy of The Royal Bank (TRB), Dr Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, has urged greater collaboration between the Bank of Ghana as a regulator and the players in the banking industry.

PROJECT TO COLLECT DATA ON BUSINESSES LAUNCHED

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has launched the Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES) Phase Two, which involves the collection of detailed information on the operations of business establishments in the country.

INSURANCE SCHEME FOR FISHERMEN TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER

Government would roll out life insurance policies for fisher folks across the country in December this year, Ms Sherry Ayitey, the Minister of Fisheries and Acqua-Culture, said.

JOURNALISTS LAUD NEWMONT AKYEM FOUNDATION PROJECT

Journalists for Business Advocacy (JBA), have lauded the Akyem Mine of the Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, for their commitment to improve the economic lives of communities in their catchment area.

UMB TO INCREASE SUPPORT FOR SME’s

The Chief Executive Officer of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), Mr John Awuah said the bank has an elaborate plan to help develop and increase support for small and medium scale enterprises to enable them to grow.

GHANA’S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS NEED STRUCTURAL MEASURES – TERKPER

Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, has emphasised the need to institute deep structural measures to address the challenges facing Ghana’s economy, saying quick fixes could not properly solve the problems.

AIRTEL’S LUCY QUIST CROWNED CIMG MARKETING WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Ghana’s telecom brand of the year, Lucy Quist has been crowned Marketing Woman of the year at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Performance Awards held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra.

AfDB PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT INVEST IN GHANA EVENT

African Development Bank’s (AfDB) president, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina would feature among other keynote speakers at this year’s ‘Invest in Ghana’ event scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of October.

GIOC LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) has launched the maiden edition of the Ghana construction excellence awards.

ILLEGAL EXPORT OF GOLD HURTING ECONOMY – PMMC

The Managing Director of Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited (PMMC), George Abradu-Otoo, has bemoaned the rate at which the country is losing revenue through illegal export of its natural resources, especially gold.

COMMODITY PRICES INCREASE IN KOFORIDUA

Prices of commodities have risen in Koforidua markets as compared to prices some few weeks ago.

GHANA IMPORTS 90% Of MEAT PRODUCTS

Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has indicated that 90 per cent of the country’s meat products are imported.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

BURKINA ARMY ENTERS CAPITAL AS COUP LEADERS FREE PRESIDENT

Burkina Faso army troops have entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance and begun negotiating the surrender of coup leaders, police said early Tuesday as France’s ambassador tweeted that the interim president had been released.

5 KILLED BY CAR BOMB NEAR SOMALIA PRESIDENTIAL PALACE: POLICE

Five people were killed and 13 wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded near a heavily-guarded complex housing the offices of Somalia’s president and its prime minister in Mogadishu, a security official said.

AMERICAN MUSLIMS FEAR A NEW WAVE OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

Muslim Americans responded with a mix of frustration, exasperation and anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fueled by two of the Republican Party’s most popular presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

RUSSIAN EMBASSY IN SYRIA BOMBARDED, NO CASUALTIES

Russia has said that a shell landed on the grounds of its embassy compound in Damascus, without inflicting any casualties or damage.

TRIUMPHANT TSIPRAS RETURNS TO FIGHT FOR DEBT RELIEF

Alexis Tsipras took the oath of office for a second term as Greek prime minister on Monday, promising to revive the crippled economy while demanding debt relief from creditors as his “first big battle” following an unexpectedly clear election victory.

HUNGARY BEEFS UP BORDER WITH ARMY, WARNS MIGRANTS TO STAY AWAY

Hungary’s parliament authorised the government on Monday to deploy the army to help handle a wave of migrants, granting the military the right to use non-lethal force.

POPE PRAYS FOR CUBAN RECONCILIATION ON EVE OF U.S. VISIT

Pope Francis prayed for reconciliation among Cubans at home and around the world on Monday on the eve of his landmark trip to the United States, where he is expected to further encourage the historic rapprochement between two former foes.

FRANCE SOFTENS STANCE ON ASSAD DEPARTURE – FIGARO

France will not demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s departure as a precondition for peace talks, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told Le Figaro in an interview.

MALAYSIA PM INVOLVED IN U.S. CORRUPTION INQUIRY – NEW YORK TIMES

A U.S. federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and individuals close to him, the New York Times reported on Monday, quoting anonymous sources.

CHINA CALLS FOR BORDER STABILITY IN MYANMAR AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

China’s Defence Minister has urged Myanmar to maintain stability on their common border as the Southeast Asian country prepares for what Beijing hopes will be successful elections in November, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

SPORTS HEADLINES

WE WILL DEVELOP WOMEN’S FOOTBALL – CRENTSIL

GFA Vice President Fred Crentsil has reiterated the Association’s commitment to developing women football in Ghana.

HEARTS TO RELEASE 15 PLAYERS

Hearts of Oak are set for a mass clear-out of underperforming players following a poor season.

BLACK QUEENS GOLD MUST INSPIRE OTHER NATIONAL TEAMS

Black Queens defender Rosemary Ampem has insisted that their gold medal winning feet at the All Africa Games (AAG) must be a source of inspiration for all other national teams including the Black Stars.

2015 MILO MARATHON: LARIBA BEATS SIX-TIME CHAMP BOADI

At the blast of the whistle it was a sea of over 4000 heads and 8000 feet, but eventually one person emerged the leader and winner in the women’s division of the 2015 Accra Milo Marathon on Monday.

ASHGOLD UNHAPPY WITH KORE EXIT

AshGold boss Kudjoe Fianoo has taken a dim view of the exit of striker Didier Kore.

RESULTS OF DIVISION ONE LEAGUE ZONE ONE & THREE GAMES

ZONE ONE MATCH DAY 28

TECHIMAN CITY 3-1 TAMALE ALL STARS
GUAN UTD 3-0 UNITY
GALAXY 2-0 BOLGA ALL STARS
ESPERANCE 0-1 ARSENAL
AMANJANDE 2-3 RTU
BOLGA MAN CITY 1-4 BERLIN
UTRECHT 3-3 MPUASOMAN

ZONE THREE MATCH DAY 30

NANIA 2-0 HOTSTEEL
MIGHTY JETS 0-0 ISTANBUL
Kotoku R 3-0 PUREJOY
AMIDAUS 0-0 TEAM YOUTH
DANBORT 1-0 KING SOLOMON
S MIRREN 3-1 D’international
OKWAHU U 2-0 DREAMS
R ATHLETICO 1-0 PRESTIGE

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