MONDAY 30TH NOV 2015
BY MR LARRY ®
I SERVE YOU WITH MY HEART, SOUL – MAHAMA
President John Mahama has said: “I will continue to serve all of you with all my heart and soul!”
In a Facebook post to thank Ghanaians for wishing him a happy 57th birthday Yesterday, Mr Mahama said: “I took an oath to dedicate myself to the service and well-being of the people of Ghana, and I stand firmly by that oath.”
AFRICA NEEDS A BINDING AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE – MAHAMA TELLS UN
President John Mahama has stated that Africa will not settle for anything other than a legally binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference which opens in France today, Monday November 30.
TRAIN STUDENTS TO BE CRITICAL THINKERS
Vice-President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur has called on university authorities to train students to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities that are relevant for the constantly changing needs of the modern global economy.
WE WILL CRUSH SPIES IN NPP – NANA DECLARES
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged members of the party not to be disheartened by reports that the party will go into the 2016 elections with a divided front.
POWER BARGE WON’T END DUMSOR
Contrary to claims by propagandists of the National Democratic Congress, the Power Minster, Dr Kwabena Donkor has emphasized that the arrival of the barge would not end the dumsor or erratic power supply.
AFOKO BOY SUSPENDED
Spokesperson for suspended New Patriotic Party National Chairman, Paul Afoko, has been suspended indefinitely by the party in the Ashanti Region for allegedly sponsoring some people to demonstrate against the NPP’s decision to suspend his boss.
DUMSOR: THE UNTOLD STORY
The Volta River Authority needs at least $30 million a month to buy Light Crude Oil to fuel thermal plants in Tema and Takoradi to generate some 520 megawatts of power to ameliorate the worsening dumsor in the country.
10 DISMISSED STAFF SUE ADB
Ten staff of Agricultural Development Bank have files a suit at an Accra High Court challenging their dismissal from the bank.
GIVE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS INSTRUMENT OF OFFICE
The dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, has called for instrument of office for elected assembly members as a means of promoting good governance at the local level.
TENSION IN AKWATIA AS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SELLS LAND FOR ‘GALAMSEY’
Aggrieved residents of Akwatia in the Eastern region, led by the youth, have hinted lacing their boots to battle it out with the Principal of Akwatia Technical Institute (Akwatec), whom they claimed, has illegally allocated the premises of the school as a mining concession to some illegal miners (otherwise known asgalamseyers).
10 STUDENTS SUSPENDED FOR WATCHING PORNOGRAPHIC MOVIES
The Namong Senior High Technical School in the Offinso Municipality in the Ashanti Region has suspended 10 female students who were caught secretly watching pornographic movies on their phones in the school dormitory.
NPP’S CLAIMS OF INVOLVEMENT IN PARTY OFFICE RAID IS WICKED AND MALICIOUS – OMANE BOAMAH
The government has rejected claims by the New Patriotic Party that it has hands in headquarters last Monday.
DUMSOR’ NOT OVER YET – POWER MINISTER
The power barge at the Tema Harbour
An elated Minister of Power Dr Kwabena Donkor has reiterated to Ghanaians not to expect an absolute end to the power crisis in Ghana with the arrival of the Karpowership.
NPP ACCUSES MAHAMA OF SETTING UP ‘CHAOS FUND’
The NPP headquarters has been in turmoil for months
Ghana’s biggest opposition political grouping, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has alleged the government has a slush fund aimed at fueling chaos in the Elephant family ahead of the 2016 elections.
I’M HAPPY SPORTS MIN. LOST PRIMARY – CASELY-HAYFORD
The failure of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso North, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, to win the recent primaries organised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) comes as good news to financial analyst Sydney Casely-Hayford.
I NEVER GRANTED ANY INTERVIEW ON ELECTION 2016 – FRANCIS POKU
The Minister for National Security in the second Administration of President J. A. Kufuor, has categorically denied granting an interview to Deutsche Welle Radio of the Federal Republic of Germany to the effect that it would be unwise for the Ghanaian Electorate to vote the
opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into government in 2016 because of the party’s protract internal challenges.
GOV’T PAYS JOURNALISTS TO FOCUS ON NPP CRISIS – BLAY
The New Patriotic Party is claiming some journalists have been paid whopping sums of money by the John Mahama administration to keep their focus on the internal happenings of the NPP, as opposed to bad governance the people have been subjected to under the seven-year rule of the NDC government.
GETFUND ABANDONS 14 PROJECTS IN NORTHERN REGION
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has abandoned more than 14 educational infrastructural projects in the Northern Region for more than 10 years.
SOPHIA ACKUAKU SALUTES NDC
The parliamentary candidate-elect for Domebra-Obom Constituency of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sophia Karen Ackuaku has congratulated the leadership of the party and its teaming supporters for exhibiting the spirit of democracy and maturity at the just ended party primaries.
PPP NOW ATTRACTIVE THAN NPP – KOFI ADAMS
The National Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has stated categorically that his party has nothing to do with the raid at the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) headquarters earlier this week as being peddled by the opposition.
ECONOMY EXPERIENCING STAGFLATION – EXPERT
Ghana’s economy is experiencing stagflation as rising inflation and unemployment take a toll on all sectors, Managing Director of Ghana Growth Fund Company (GGFC), Kwame Ofori Asomaning, has said.
EITI HELPS TO INCREASE CORPORATE TAX TO 35 PERCENT
Based on the recommendations of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), Government increased the corporate income tax on oil and other minerals from 25 per cent to 35 per cent.
PSI LAUNCHES TAX JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
The Public Service International (PSI) has launched a global campaign, dubbed: “Tax Justice Project”.
It is to ensure that African Government’s get the required revenue to improve the public sector services.
BAWKU MUNICIPAL GETS BEST HARVEST IN FIVE YEARS
The Bawku Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr Charles Akotigah at the weekend said the area, has had the best food production in the past five years due to good rainfall of 1,286 millimeters that supported the crops to have adequate moisture until harvest.
DOMESTIC AIRLINES TO MAKE AIRCRAFTS DISABILITY
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority will by end of the year publish a directive to make domestic air travel accessible to the disabled.
AGI AWARDS 20 COMPANIES FOR EXCELLENCE
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has awarded about 20 companies for the excellence displayed in their various areas of operations.
INJECTION OF DOLLAR NOT SUSTAINABLE – BOG
Ghana’s economy could suffer the fate of Greece sooner than expected if government does not change its appetite for borrowing, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has predicted.
CEDI TO END YEAR AT GH¢4 TO A DOLLAR
The Ghana cedi could now end the year at a rate of between GH¢3.92 and GH¢4.00 to the US dollar, Business Finder can confirm.
It started the year at GH¢3.25 to the American currency, meaning it will lose 75 pesewas in value by December 31, 2015.
TWO DIE, 3,000 HOMELESS IN S.AFRICA SHACK FIRE
Two people died and about 3,000 were left homeless when a fire destroyed 800 shacks at the Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town Sunday, officials said.
POPE URGES PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.
MAURITANIAN PRESIDENT SAYS NGOS INCITE RACIAL HATRED AMONG CITIZENS
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has lashed out at human rights organisations that accuse the ethnically split country of abuses, saying they only spread “hate and division”.
DAVID CAMERON URGES HASTENED ANTICORRUPTION EFFORTS BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called on leaders of developing countries to step up efforts to end corruption in their respective countries.
He said this in a meeting with President John Dramani Mahama and other leaders of developing countries on the sidelines of the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in Malta, Europe.
BRITAIN YET TO GARNER PARLIAMENT SUPPORT FOR SYRIA ACTION – MINISTER
Britain’s government has yet to drum up the support it needs to win parliamentary approval for launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, defence minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday.
DECLARING ‘NEW BEGINNING’, EU AND TURKEY SEAL MIGRANT DEAL
Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbours.
U.S. SENATORS CALL FOR 20,000 TROOPS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ
Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.
GREEK CENTRAL BANK CHIEF SAYS NEED POLITICAL CONSENSUS TO END DEBT CRISIS
Greece’s central bank chief called on the country’s party leaders on Sunday to maintain their political consensus to help pull Athens itself out of its financial crisis once and for all.
ISRAEL SUSPENDS EU ROLE IN PEACE PROCESS WITH PALESTINIANS
Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
FRENCH POLICE CLASH WITH CLIMATE PROTESTERS IN PARIS
French riot police fired tear gas at climate change protesters at the Place de la Republique in central Paris on Sunday, near where climate change activists had earlier formed a human chain.
PORCUPINES DEFEAT ASHGOLD TO WIN SWAG CUP
Eric Donkor’s injury-time free-kick gave Asante Kotoko a 1-0 win over league champions AshantiGold at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to win the 2015 SWAG Cup.
AVRAM GRANT TO ADDRESS MEDIA TODAY
Black Stars head coach Avram Grant will hold a media briefing today November 30, 2015 at the GFA Conference room in Accra.
TUNISIA’S ETOILE BEAT PIRATES TO LIFT CONFEDERATION CUP
Tunisia’s Etoile Du Sahel beat South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the second leg of the African Confederation Cup final in Sousse to triumph 2-1 on aggregate.