60% Of Ghanaians Unaware Of MMDCE Referendum – Afrobarometer Report

Shut to 60% of say they are not conscious there will be a on the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Main Executives on December 17, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.

The referendum is to make a decision on the proposed modification to enable political parties to take part in the District level elections.

A successful amendment of Article 55(3) will suggest political parties will be ready to sponsor candidates for election to District Assemblies or Lessen Local Federal government Models.

Two costs are in search of amendments to Articles 243(1) and 55(3) for the election of MMDCEs and introduction of political bash participation in the neighborhood elections.

At the instant, the legislation, in 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, states District Main Executives for each individual district are to be appointed by the President with the prior acceptance of not less than two-thirds majority of customers of the assembly present and voting at the meeting.

The Structure requires a minimum 40 percent voter turnout for the referendum to be valid.

But the survey indicated that there is a threat of very low voter turnout for this referendum because it will be executed alongside one another with nearby govt elections, which have historically captivated considerably less than 40 p.c of registered voters.


Of the significantly less than 42 per cent of Ghanaians who are conscious of the referendum, indications are that guys, the hugely educated, and aged citizens are a lot more aware of the referendum than ladies, citizens with fewer schooling, and younger grownups.

Awareness of the referendum amplified with respondents’ stage of education and learning.

It attained 62 % among the people with put up-secondary education and learning, in comparison to 35 % to 42 per cent between those with considerably less schooling.

Men, comprising 52 %, are far more likely to be informed of the referendum than females 32 p.c.


Consciousness raises with age, ranging from 40 percent of youth to 47 per cent of those people more than age 55.

Though a slight the vast majority of individuals who are informed of the referendum are happy with Electoral Commission’s preparations for the referendum, “very couple say there has been a large amount of education about the voting physical exercise.”

This aligns with issues designed by observers in the direct up to the referendum about the lack of sensitisation.

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, for illustration, expressed fret expressing it anticipated much more dialogue close to this concern.

The study also noted that a substantial proportion of Ghanaians are either not likely to vote in the referendum or “don’t know” irrespective of whether or not they will vote.

The Afrobaromenter survey suggestions stressed that its findings stressed the need to have for the Electoral Commission, policymakers, and civil society to intensify sensitisation.

The election of MMDCEs was a key campaign promise of the New Patriotic Occasion in the operate-up to the 2016 election.

The President has employed his system on a quantity of instances to urge Ghanaians to vote certainly in the referendum.


All policies must ease the plight of Ghanaians

The Minority in Parliament has referred to as on the Finance to increase the normal of dwelling and cautioned the federal government not to peddle falsehood in the presentation of the 2020 spending budget.

According to the minority MPs, just about every plan that is set in place by the authorities have to be geared towards aiding to ease the plight of the people.

Akufo-Addo’s massive development only a tip of the iceberg – Bawumia hints Ghanaians of MORE

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reported President Akufo-Addo’s massuve flagship projects and packages carried out so significantly from Absolutely free SHS to PFJ etc are only the suggestion of an iceberg as significantly far more is coming.

He observed that the produced push of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is unparalleled and that only propagandists are refusing to attest to this truth.

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The president in his check out has by much formulated the North
East Location of Ghana than the erstwhile Nationwide Democratic Congress led by
John Dramani Mahama arguing that the data are accessible to display with extra
developmental jobs to come.

“No federal government has created Mamprugu than President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s authorities. Anybody who refuse to attest to this fact
is not becoming truthful…no federal government! We can make public the tasks for
absolutely everyone to see. The is coming and there is much more coming”, he
disclosed at the maiden Regional Damba Pageant past weekend.

 He certain residents of
the North East Location that the progress promised by President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not a mirage and urged them not to be swayed by the
propaganda of the opposition.

In accordance to him, the  little
that has been witnessed because January 7, 2017 is just a tip of the inceberg and
that the important a single is on its way calling on them to maintain hope with the New
Patriotic Occasion (NPP) administration that sees enhancement as its key aim.

Dr Bawumia named for concerted initiatives from all stakeholders in
the area which is coincidentally his house area to foster the needed

second gentleman of the nation observed that growth is a shared
obligation reiterating government’s motivation to championed projects aimed
at opening up the newly established area to provide careers for the teeming youth.

“Development is coming”, he reported stressing “let us perform collectively to provide development”

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enumerated a selection of tasks being embarked on by the present-day administration
in the area indicating this was just a tip of the iceberg promising additional as
the calendar year inches to a near and 12 months together with roads, school buildings
among some others.

Supply:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

I Love Obrafour And Want To Attend His Concert But Ghanaians Will Insult Me – Rev Owusu Bempah

Founder and leader of the Wonderful Word Energy Ministry Worldwide Rev Owusu Bempah has mentioned he would like to be at ’s ‘Pae Mu Ka’ @ 20 Live performance but he cannot for the reason that of what Ghanaians will say.

According to him, Obrafour is his favorite musician for the reason that he does not sing profane songs, but he is scared to show up at his live performance for the reason that Ghanaians will get in touch with him names for accomplishing so.

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In an job interview on Peace FM he reported

I want to the Obrafour’s Pae Mu Ka live performance but i’m frightened Ghanaians would insult me and say i’m not a Proper Pastor and all these sort of title calling just simply because i show up at a concert to honour Obrafour’

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Obrafour is just one artiste i really like so a lot simply because he sings sensible music, he does not have profane music but you would show up at this concert, and lots of people today would start out dissing you and so i do not know what to do now?

Meanwhile, the ‘Pae Mu Ka’ Concert is scheduled to arrive off tomorrow 9th November 2019.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

$600m Cocoa Stimulus: Ghanaians need rice to fill their stomachs, not chocolate

In what seems to be an try to demonize the $600m facility contracted by the Ghana Board to boost the field, minority spokesperson on Food and Agriculture, Hon. Eric Opoku has advised Ghanaians don’t need to have chocolate but rice because that is what will fill stomachs.

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In accordance to the Asunafo South Member of Parliament, in an job interview scripted by MyNewsGH.com, “it is squander of money” to advertise the use of chocolate or any cocoa merchandise, however, the funds should be made use of to acquire rice to “feed hungry Ghanaians”. Rice in Ghana is largely imported from Asia.

Hon Opoku also advised that Ghana ought to concentrate all its
notice and effort and hard work on cocoa manufacturing and ignore about cocoa processing and
use for now.

COCOBOD has contracted a $600m facility to rehabilitate
farms that have been afflicted by the swollen shoot virus illness and
rehabilitate moribund farms. Aspect of the facility will also be employed to spend
youth engaged in hand pollination, irrigation and create warehouse facility for
the storage of cocoa.

In accordance to doc that was presented to a parliament,
COCOBOD will use part of the facility to undertake irrigation of cocoa farms as
perfectly as increase area processing of cocoa.

The minority led by Eric Opoku have due to the fact introduced a critical
war on the facility declaring the place does not will need any this kind of facility
since the region will soon go into election as he entertains the fear the
$600million will alternatively be employed to finance the campaign of the NPP

Throwing mud on the facility, Mr Opoku who has been tipped
to probable spouse Opposition chief John Mahama as his working mate stated on
Asempa Fm Ekosii sen programme that “Ghanaians don’t want chocolate or
chocolate merchandise. What Ghanaians want is foods, rice to fill their tummy”.

COCOBOD has stated that the consumption marketing campaign will see the 5million out of the 600million facility heading into the faculty feeding programme to assist in the introduction of young children to cocoa product or service, studying from the illustration of Japan. The go the market regulator feel will not only aid Ghanaian small children derive many well being and dietary reward of cocoa but also introduce the youngsters to the style of cocoa and develop the marketplace foundation of the cocoa Business.

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Ghana presently have a for each money usage of .5kg a
12 months of chocolate a unfortunate scenario for the world’s 2nd biggest producer of

Resource: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure

Ghanaians must wake up – Nana Aba loses her cool on live TV

The country’s two main political functions- the governing New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) and the opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) are getting Ghanaian voters for fools as far as cronyism and nepotism is worried, Broadcast Journalist Nana Aba Anamaoh has said.

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“I feel that really should wake up and odor the coffee.
I assume these two political get-togethers are having us for a journey, they are having
us for granted…they have completed it for so long”, he observed.

According to her, less than the administration of former
President John Dramani Mahama, the existing federal government came out with a listing of
relatives and buddies who have been available juicy appointments which has been played
back below this latest dispensation.

“I believe we need to deal with it with the contempt it warrants.
We saw the President in the Volta Region tearing former President Mahama aside.
I think we must take what ever they say with the pinch of salt unless they are
working with our problems”, she recommended.

Her responses were in response to a push meeting
tackled by the Countrywide Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi
cataloguing a listing of relatives and close friends serving in the present-day administration.

He alleged that the household of the Govt Secretary to the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa -Addo, Mr. Asante Bediatuo have all located house at the consuming table in -Addo’s federal government.

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Nana Asante Bediatuo who is
tagged ‘self-created prosperous man’ in law observe, he claimed is himself directly
relevant to the President and has allegedly made place within government for
his father, mother, sister and brother to also ‘chop’ due to the fact his cousin grew to become

Supply: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

Ghanaians must move from old style mining – Consultant

By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA 

Tarkwa (W/R), November 4, GNA – Mr Henry
Antwi, an Australian primarily based and Mineral Economics Expert has
emphasized the need for Ghana to go from the previous-design and mining enclaves into a
sector that stimulates linkages to other actions and has multiplying outcomes
on the financial state.

Talking at a lecture aimed at addressing
the structural weaknesses hindering Ghana’s diversification drive and minerals
based value addition initiatives, Mr Antwi underscored the prerequisite for
integration and partnership involving govt, private sector, modern society and
strides towards macroeconomic stabilization.

He pointed out “the significance of suitable
assessment of Ghana’s mineral property primarily in an era where by level of competition for
obtain to mineral rights is posing troubles to methods in loaded countries”.

Mr Antwi, who is a Fellow of the
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM), said this at the
University of Mines and Technology’s 7th Alumni Lectures when he shipped a
lecture on the topic “Harnessing Mineral Sources toward Sustainable

He said “This will be certain that the country’s
minerals means are not undervalued and financial returns because of are
not siphoned to foreign interests”.

Mr Antwi, proposed that the Federal government
Mining Holding Business really should be pushed by price addition initiatives in the
country and emphasised that numerous providers for each commodity incur significant
overheads, administrative charge and funding troubles.

Explaining this notion, he said “A one
organization will negotiate all joint ventures with the private sector. There is
also the benefit of complex economist that guarantees abilities in the corporation
will conduct all the applicable preliminary financial analysis for all

He mentioned that other benefits of this
strategy incorporate investigation and enhancement of economics to profit the whole
price addition chains.

Mr Antwi identified as for a regulatory natural environment
in Ghana that is stable and competitive, coupled with effective and charge helpful
access to infrastructure and electricity to generate a sustainable minerals based
industrialization in Ghana.

He stated “In harnessing mineral sources
in direction of sustainable economic improvement, the evaluation of readily available mineral
resources, delineation of benefit addition probable for each commodity and evaluation
of the global and regional offer demand and rate dynamics, obtainable marketplaces
and competitive landscape are necessary.

Mr. Antwi also touched on the long run of the
mining sector citing innovative know-how centered programs of artificial
intelligence and engineering.

“The enhanced penetration of robotics in
course of action-managed operations in the logistics and supply business, uptake of
autonomous mining and automatic procedure and Key Overall performance Indicator
Tracking Devices are now commonly obtainable to analyse substantial data” the
advisor reported.

On possible of deep sea mining, he stated
universities need to modify their training course buildings to much more technological and
programmable subjects.

He charged the University of Mines and
Engineering Alumni to direct in stakeholder conversations on the establishment of
market funded technological research centre manned by industry practitioners.

He discussed that technological penetration
would guide to reduction in workforce and consequently developing nations like
Ghana had to obtain a harmony among technological innovation and position development.

According to him to unlock the complete
prospective of Ghana’s assets, procedures really should concentration much more on human capital

Mr Antwi urged governing administration and the mining
business to boost the infrastructure and useful resource capability of UMaT for
effective human source capacity creating and ensure that their engineers can
innovate and use technological innovation to unlock the full likely of the mining sector
in Ghana.


One person can’t determine the fate of 35 million Ghanaians – Lawyer jabs Chief Justice

A previous Director of the Ghana Faculty of Legislation, Kwaku Ansa-Asare has reiterated his motivation to struggle the injustice getting perpetrated by the Normal Authorized Council (GLC), the regulatory physique of lawful education and learning in Ghana headed by the , urging Ghanaians not to make it possible for her to ascertain the destiny of the rest of Ghana.

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Mr Kwaku Ansa-Asare has develop into a fierce critic of the GLC
owing to the incredibly constrained range of folks who qualify for the Ghana Faculty of
Law right after getting the entrance examination.

But the Main Justice, who is also the Chairperson of the
GLC has strenuously defended the GLC, citing the will need to manage expectations and
to no have interaction in the “mass production” of legal professionals.

Her defence of the GLC, particularly her watch about the
“mass production” of lawyers has irked Mr Asare, who thinks that she
is keeping the rest of Ghanaians to ransom and must have resigned after
building the explained remark.

“…Ghana belongs to all of us what is going on is that just one human , the Chairperson of the Standard Authorized Council would like to have every thing to say and do about the admission of law pupils. We should tale it. Just one man or woman! 1 human . We are speaking about 35 million Ghanaians. We must not sit idly by and let the Chairperson or the chairman of the Normal Lawful Council or any regulatory physique to say that: ‘over my useless body will there be mass manufacturing of lawyers.’ That in alone, if we were wherever else, people remarks, the subsequent minute, whoever made these remarks need to resign, should really stage down!” He told Pleasure FM in a latest job interview MyNewsGh.com monitored

Mr Ansa-Asare had been invited by the GLC after he introduced a scathing criticism of the entire body in an interview with ABC Tv.

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Notwithstanding, he has vowed to keep on to criticise the
human body until finally reforms are designed to open up lawful education for all who desire to
become lawyers.

Supply: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

Don’t Attempt To Bribe Ghanaians In 2020 – Kwadwo Twum Boafo Warns NPP

Don’t Attempt To Bribe Ghanaians In 2020 – Kwadwo Twum Boafo Warns NPP

The Previous Executive Secretary of the Ghana Totally free Zones Board, Kwadwo Twum – Boafo has cautioned the ruling New Patriotic Get together (NPP) not to try to the electorates with point out monies and sources in the future 2020 general elections.

He was talking on the Alhaji and Alhaji political chat display on Pan African Television set on November 2, 2019.

The outspoken Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) member intimated that, “This governing administration should not wait for upcoming calendar year to to bribe the voters because the citizens is smart. Each time you converse about just about anything similar to their overspending, this federal government will explain to you, we are performing No cost Senior High Faculty (FSHS).”

He also pressured that the President’s alleged leasing of a private jet to fly about at $17,000 an hour rather of using the country’s very own Presidential Jet is an absolute waste of the Ghanaian tax payer’s money and it is a terrible precedence for long term governments.

“It’s a terrible illustration for foreseeable future governments that we currently have a Presidential Jet in this country and the President and his governing administration decide that they are likely to allocate by themselves 4 occasions the volume of income that President Mahama allotted to the Presidency so that they can use it to fly all around in non-public jets.”

“They claimed they were likely to do a thing about corruption. This governing administration is sitting down on 111 scandals. Every single one week, there is a new scandal,” he concluded.

Ghanaians In US Mad At EC

residing in the United States (US) are claimed to be angry with customers of the Electoral Commission’s
Illustration of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) .

DGN On the web sources in the US explained they are offended with the Committee due to delays and the “uncoordinated” method in which it organized its vacation to the US for consultative engagements.

According to sources, the Committee on quite a few events cancelled its go to to the US only to make a U-turn and hurriedly sprint to the US.

As a final result, it are unable to meet Ghanaians resident in some states as prepared.

All those really offended are the types living in Chicago and in the West, our resources say.

The EC’s ROPAA committee is claimed to have only educated officials in the US just a week to the trip, generating organizing and booking for motels a hasty affair.

“But they shifted the posts about coming so a lot so that visits to other metropolitan areas these kinds of as Newark had to be cancelled. I was associated in Hall acquisition in Newark.

Ghanaians in Chicago and in the West are truly pissed off since the delegation are unable to make it there,” a supply explained to DGN On the internet.

The supply added “very chaotic and uncoordinated scheduling. They educated us fewer than a week so leaders had to hustle and battle to e book spots for the events.

At first, New York’s assembly was scheduled for these days (Friday) and Newark’s tomorrow (Saturday). But it’s only NY that will hold its occasion tomorrow (now).”

The Electoral Fee is on a nine-working day performing take a look at to the United States to have interaction Ghanaians there on the Illustration of the People’s Amendment Act.

The implementation of the ROPAA was engineered by diasporan Ghanaians dwelling in the US following the EC failed to carry out the regulation after its passage.

They experienced to vacation resort to court to get an get for the actualisation of ROPAA top to the engagements of Ghanaians residing abroad for sensitisation on the attainable implementation of thier voting rights.

The pay a visit to to the US began from November 1, 2019. It is getting embarked upon by the ROPAA Committee founded by the EC to roll out comprehensive consultations with stakeholders to operationalize the Act.

A assertion issued by the Fee and signed by its Deputy Chairman in charge of Company Expert services, Dr Bossman E. Asare, while in the US, the delegation will fulfill with acknowledged Ghanaian groups in Washington DC, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey, as properly as the US Federal Election Commission.

Dr. Asare is leading the delegation and is built up of senior officials of the EC, reps of political events and civil culture organizations, states the statement.

It said it is predicted that responses obtained from the consultations in the course of the tour will be factored into the operationalization of the ROPAA Act (Act 699) which offers Ghanaians in the diaspora the right to vote.

BY Melvin Tarlue

Cash for Justice: Ghanaians celebrate C/Supt. Punobyin

Superintendent Samuel Punobyin Bolgatanga Municipal Law enforcement Commander

Ghanaians are singing the praises of the Bolgatanga Municipal Police Commander, C/Supt. Samuel Tibil Punobyin, immediately after an undercover investigative piece dubbed “Cash for Justice” vindicated him.

The investigation was performed involving July and October, 2019, by the EIB Network’s Edward Adeti adhering to problems from frustrated people who alleged that the -General’s Office in the Upper East Region was using bribes from crime suspects to twist the course of justice.

Lynching of criminal offense suspects became prevalent in the region as the civilian inhabitants, who felt the legislation business experienced turn into compromised, resorted to finding justice their personal way.

Disturbed about the condition of insecurity in the region as infamous criminals reportedly had uncovered a refuge in the compromised regulation business, C/Supt. Punobyin penned a sturdy petition in January, 2018, in opposition to a senior state’s legal professional in the area, Emmanuel Lawrence Otoo-Boison. In the petition, the law enforcement manager said that the general public prosecutor experienced consciously been placing criminal offense suspects free by the forms of information he proffered on dockets.

The region’s Main State Legal professional, George Y.F. Kpodo, fired back again in July, 2019, with a composed rejoinder. He defended the Senior State Legal professional as a hardworking and truthful gentleman and threatened the commander with a lawful action for defamation if he failed to retract his statement and apologise in two months.

C/Supt. Punobyin came under tension far more so as his superiors at the Higher East Regional Law enforcement Headquarters reportedly turned their backs on him. But he stood his grounds even nevertheless neither he nor the frustrated inhabitants experienced any proof to back their claims in opposition to the state’s lawyer.

Docked and Mocked

In the midst of his faceoff with the Attorney-General’s Division, he also rejected dollars from a suspect’s family members who tried to bribe him in bucks so he could guide them absolutely free their relation who had been convicted of rape and theft and sentenced by the Bolgatanga Circuit Court docket to 17 years’ imprisonment.

People relations succeeded in acquiring the conviction and the sentence set apart at the Bolgatanga Superior Courtroom 1 right after they reportedly experienced absent to the Lawyer-General’s Section.

The commander resisted the launch of the convict from the Navrongo Central Prisons by re-arresting him straight away. He was invited for contempt by the Bolgatanga Higher Court docket One over the re-arrest he produced. It was a showdown amongst him and the presiding judge, Justice Jacob B. Boon. C/Supt. Punobyin’s difficulties doubled as pressure mounted on him to retract and apologise. Nonetheless, he did not.

The EIB Network’s investigative conclusions popped up from nowhere in the past 7 days of Oct, 2019. The airing of the Income for Justice Documentary last Thursday on GhOne Tv exposed shocking benefits which have been dependable with the statements the offended community and C/Supt. Punobyin experienced stood by for yrs. A former Upper East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Redeemer Vincent Dedjoe, experienced complained equally about the Attorney-General’s Division right before he remaining on transfer to get demand of the Western Region.

Social Media Remarks

Right after seeing the piece on the television and on YouTube, a lot of have reacted with showers of accolades on the commander on social media platforms.

“He is company and disciplined in his private lifetime and at obligation put up,” wrote Samuel Mbura, a well-liked broadcaster, with a photograph of the commander on his Facebook wall.

Emmanuel Agumah commented: “God bless and guard this sort of a experienced law enforcement officer for Ghana.”

“I use [sic] to assume all the trustworthy individuals ended up long gone right until his inception. He stood up to his integrity,” Cletus Ayam remarked.

“I experienced encountered him quite a few time [sic],” explained Patrick Anamoo. “The rule of his recreation is get gain. Thank God for your life commander,” he additional.

Even though Maxwell Chelimbalem extolled the commander as a single who usually stood by his phrase, Yaw Mort known as for him to be celebrated in advance of his retirement. Many others like Azure David AzureGh and Citizen Thomas pushed for his marketing and praise from the President respectively. Then, Azongo Austine Winner and a number of other individuals prayed profusely for him.

The social media remarks did not go without the need of a reference to the Senior Point out Lawyer. Musah Akolgo remarked: “Herrr. The other guy drop [sic] into the counting of the cash trap. Is it your salary? Why did he insist u depend and u abide? So if it’s not up he will leading up? And he requirements funds from persons to go and study. Ghana!”

“When revenue corrupts your brain,” stated Gaspard Ayuureneeya, a well-liked broadcaster, “you preserve counting small money about and above.”

Resource: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5fm


Akufo-Addo donates ‘huge sum’ of GH¢3,500 to over 200 Ghanaians stranded in Benin

President Nana Akufo-Addo has donated a few thousand five hundred Ghana cedis to over 200 Ghanaian drivers at the Nigeria- border.

The meagre funds donation was built by Deputy of Trade and Marketplace, Mr Carlos Ahenkorah on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.

In accordance to Carlos Ahenkorah, the president requested him to give the income to the motorists to assist ease their monetary stress as the border was shut.

Mr Ahenkorah and the Deputy Minister of International Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Charles Owiredu, met with the stranded Ghanaian truck drivers at the Seme-Krake border.

The conference afforded the deputy ministers and the delegation comprising reps from the Overseas Affairs Ministry, Ghana Export Marketing Authority (GEPA) and CEPS, to collate facts about the particulars of the affected motorists, providers and items onboard their vans.

Addressing the drivers, Mr Owiredu explained the closure as unlucky and counseled the motorists for their fortitude in the midst of the challenges.

He discussed that the check out was aimed at verifying facts about the traders impacted by the closure of the Seme-Krake border.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/ 2019

Akufo-Addo donates ‘huge sum’ of GH¢3,500 to over 200 stranded Ghanaians to share

President Nana Akufo-Addo has donated 3 Thousand Five Hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢3,500) to in excess of 200 stranded Ghanaian motorists at the Nigeria-Benin border.

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The meagre money donation was produced by Deputy Minister of Trade and Sector, Mr Carlos Ahenkorah on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.

In accordance to Carlos Ahenkorah, the president requested him to give the income to the drivers to help relieve money stress as the border was shut.

Mr Ahenkorah and the Deputy Minister of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Charles Owiredu, fulfilled with the stranded Ghanaian truck drivers at the Seme-Krake border.

The conference afforded the deputy ministers and the delegation comprising reps from the International Affairs Ministry, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and CEPS, to collate info about the particulars of the influenced motorists, firms and objects onboard their vehicles.

Addressing the motorists, Mr Owiredu described the closure as unlucky and recommended the drivers for their fortitude in the midst of the issues.

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He spelled out that the stop by was aimed at verifying details about the traders affected by the closure of the Seme-Krake border.

Resource: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/ 2019

Dep Health Minister misinformed Ghanaians – Rotation Nurses allege


The Coalition of Rotation Nurses and Midwives of Ghana has accused the deputy minister for well Alexander Kojo Abban, of misinforming Ghanaians about the payment of allowances.

In a statement signed by the convener of the coalition, Nathaniel Aboagye, the team expressed disappointment in the minister for statements they assert he made on Accra-centered Course FM.

“The minister stated evidently that clearance has been launched and even examine the clearance which was issued on 24th September 2019 which is extremely legitimate. Money clearance becoming unveiled is an essential move which has been done but other two crucial processes have been remaining unattended to following the launch of the clearance”, areas of their assertion reads.

The ground indicated that it has under no circumstances been their competition that monetary clearance has not been provided for their employment but alternatively “what our push meeting captured was that the government need to shell out us as quickly as doable and with the right amount”.

These difficulty they claimed the minister disregarded in the course of the stated job interview and rather focused money clearance, biometric registration and comparing their allowances with diploma nurses.

“We are significantly let down in the honourable Deputy Minister of , Hon Alexander Kojo Abban for his statements”, they reiterated.

According to them, they mentioned biometric registration the minister statements is ongoing in no way begun, noting that they experienced a conference with the ministry on October 14 where they were promised the bio-metric registration will start on October 26.

“Today is 30th October 2019 and we have not even received a recognize to commence the reported biometric. So, we are stating emphatically obvious that the minister lied to the community by indicating users of our coalition have been through biometric and that must anticipate revenue from November”, they stated.

The coalition also expressed disquiet about the comparison of their allowances to that of diploma nurses, an act they stated is unethical for the minister to have carried out.

They described, the minister ought to have recognized they are not on the similar spend construction as that of the diploma nurses and find the minister’s comments as tries to lead to disaffection amongst them and the diploma nurses.

“We as diploma wellbeing interns are captured in the 2019 solitary spine wage structure which the degree nurses are not.

“This has been the policy because 8 decades back and there has not been any document to shift us from the one spine income composition or cut down the amount indicated in it. The minister really should have requested himself why the diploma nurses do not receive university student allowance prior to making individuals comments…. He is an honorable member and should really know that his statement can carry about confusion and separation”, the statement stated.

The coalition however, suggests, they are not amazed about the minister’s remarks because he is not in touch with the concerns, introducing he by no means fulfilled leadership of the coalition in human being in spite of a number of petitions to meet up with him.

In accordance to the coalition, they are applying this chance to notify the federal government that if their allowances are not compensated in a week’s time, they will embark on a nationwide civil action.

By 3information.com|Ghana

‘Ghanaians Judge Too Quickly And It’s Bad’- Victoria Lebene

Actress and product, Victoria has explained to Graphic Showbiz in an job interview that she’s not enthused about how brief celebs with out recourse to information.

Victoria Lebene who acquired married to renowned blogger and producer at Peace FM, Eugene Osarfo Nkansah back again in June this 12 months, explained Ghanaians converse without having the serious truth dependent on what they see on social media.

“Ghanaians discuss without recognizing the genuine reality. We choose dependent on what we see on social media, which is so incorrect,” she explained.

“For instance when it will come to my bikini photographs which a large amount of men and women made a fuss about, I observed almost nothing incorrect with them due to the fact I have normally been a model. So why should really persons convey this sort of pictures up when I was obtaining married?” she queried.

Source: www.Ghgossip.com

Ghanaians complaining of hardship being ungrateful- Ken Ofori-Atta

who are at present experiencing hardship and   are simply just staying ungrateful to God as Ghana os executing effectively and superior less than President -Addo, Finance minister Ken Atta has said.

The minister, who is also a immediate cousin of President Akufo-Addo was speaking in an distinctive interview with PEACE FM’s morning clearly show ‘Kokrokoo monitored by MyNewsGh.com.

In accordance to him, President Akufo-Addo has performed so very well for Ghana so considerably and that “anyone who will complain of hardship is ungrateful to God.”

“If we appear again from wherever we are coming from and where by we are now, then I must say issues are much better now,” he informed host Kwami Sefa Kayi.
He explained the point out of the economic system is “much a great deal better” than in January 2017, when President Akufo-Addo ascended the throne.

He discussed that utilities have been been lowered beneath President Akufo-Addo, and Ghanaians ought to appreciate the profit at stake.

I didn’t connect with any one a witch U-change

Although MyNewsGh.com has an audio to again our story, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who also termed Ghanaians witches for complaining of hardships mentioned she hardly ever mentioned that.

She experienced basically tagged Ghanaians as witches for complaining about financial hardship underneath the Akufo-Addo-led administration.

In accordance to the Member of Parliament, she “merely touted the NPP government’s achievements as remarkable and tangible and asserted that only blind propagandists would feign ignorance of these obvious achievements which were being clear and touched each house in the state.”

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/ 2019

ROPAA Committee heads to USA to consult Ghanaians

The Illustration of the People’s Modification Act (ROPAA) Committee established up by the Electoral Commission is established to take a trip to the United States of The united states on November 1, 2019 to seek advice from residing in the Usa to seek out consent and sights toward implementing the Act.

The excursion is one of numerous that have been taken in the earlier months outdoors the region by Committee to be certain broader consultations are held with Ghanaians residing abroad.

“It is expected that feedback received from the consultations for the duration of the tour will be factored into the operationalisation  of the Act by the Electoral Fee,” the Electoral Fee famous in a statement.

The delegation traveling to the US will be led by Deputy Electoral Commissioner and Chairman of the ROPAA Committee, Dr. Bossman Asare.

The ROPAA if executed will allow for Ghanaians in the Diaspora to take aspect in elections and exercise their franchise.

Resource: 3news.com|Ghana









Habits, Sins Of Past Economic Managers No More Being Visited On Ghanaians – Akufo-Addo

President Nana -Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has certain the Ghanaian folks that his Federal government will continue on to “demonstrate its determination and perseverance to guaranteeing that the routines and sins of earlier of our public finances are no longer frequented on this or future generations.”

Talking at the 8th Version of the Ghana Financial Discussion board, on Wednesday, 30th Oct, 2019, the President said that if Ghana is to realise her vision of transferring to a scenario past support, that is a Ghana no for a longer period dependent on the benevolence or charity of foreign taxpayers and donors for the administration of her general public funds, “we have to adjust study course, consequently the establishment of the Presidential Fiscal Obligation Advisory Council.”

Ghana, President Akufo-Addo observed, is now the only other state in sub-Saharan Africa to create a Fiscal Council, right after the Republic of Mauritius.

The Council, composed of eminent economists, is headed by a former Vice President of the IMF and former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, the distinguished public servant, Dr. Paul Acquah, whose remit is to suggest the President on guaranteeing compliance with fiscal legislation, policies and targets, which involve a finances deficit of not a lot more than 5% of GDP, a favourable primary equilibrium, and a financial debt to GDP ratio of not far more than 65%, as delivered by law, the 1st time these kinds of a law has been enacted in our background.

“I am fully commited to fiscal rectitude becoming an important attribute of our DNA in the administration of our community finances and countrywide economy”, he confident.

Personal Sector Advancement

Describing the achievements in financial and economic balance chalked by his Government as “just the building blocks”, President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the precise constructing “will have to be created by the personal sector, due to the fact my Governing administration believes in the primacy of the personal sector, and we will go on to improve the business enterprise atmosphere, and provide the crucial guidance wanted for the non-public sector to survive and thrive.”

Government, he said, has introduced a Business enterprise Regulatory Reform Programme, which is a 3-year initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and carried out in partnership with other stakeholders, aimed at enhancing the company ambiance in the country.

“Consisting of seven (7) factors, the Programme will enable Ghana to have a person of the most transparently and effectively controlled business enterprise environments in Africa,” the President additional.

The 7 components are “Targeted Reform Initiatives”, which will make certain that Ghana’s posture in the once-a-year Carrying out Company Rating increases appreciably “One-Halt Registry of all Company Regulations”, which will ensure that the stock of organization-relevant functions, legislative devices, regulatory notices, and administrative directives are available in a solitary digital registry.

The other people contain “A Voice for All in General public Consultations”, which is an interactive world-wide-web portal for general public session with authorities on organization-related policy, authorized and regulatory changes “Rolling Evaluate of business rules, applying Regulatory Guillotine principles”, which is a functioning e-Registry and Consultations Portal that will empower Ministries, Departments and Agencies to carry out systematically rolling reviews of rules, in purchase to minimize turnaround instances and the charge of compliance and “Regulatory Impact Assessment “to be introduced in buy to develop a long-lasting technique for high quality management of new enterprise restrictions, and safeguard the gains created from reforms.

The President added that “Targeted Regulatory Relief” which will grant SMEs, at early stages of growth, specific reduction from regulatory requirements in purchase to stimulate higher amounts of entrepreneurship and career creation in strategic sectors, and slowly period-in standard guidelines as the companies start out to improve and “Permanent General public-Personal Dialogue Mechanism”, which delivers a long-lasting system for structured dialogue between Govt and the private sector, are the two elements of the reform programme.

“These reforms to boost the organization surroundings complement and fortify the strong measures that have been taken for money and financial stabilisation. Collectively, these reforms and actions place Ghana strategically to choose utmost gain of the African Continental Free of charge Trade Place, and strengthen our part as the host region for its Secretariat,” he reported.

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Herbert Mensah urges Kurt Okraku to give confidence to Ghanaians

President of the Ghana Rugby Union, Herbert has suggested the newly elected president of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, to encompass himself with the “right” and “impeccable” individuals in order to bring self-confidence into the activity and be certain achievements.

Inquiring Ghanaians to training endurance for the new president, he also urged him to let past situations guidebook him into placing in location structures that would warranty achievement.

Mr. Mensah mentioned this in a congratulatory message to Mr. Okraku through movie. The main govt of Dream FC was elected president of GFA in a hotly contested election on Friday, October 25, 2019.

“The transparency you carry will give every person self esteem, that we see where the dollars is heading and how it’s used for the development of the Ghana, nobody will begrudge you starting to be wealthier in spirit and materially,” Mr. Mensah pointed out.

“But the important is that you have to give us confidence, and self confidence will occur from you leadership, knowing that what happened in the previous, are not able to materialize in the future. Embrace the people today around you, and give people knowing that Ghana will come initially, the impression and optics of what Ghana is about is crucial in anything. If you do that I am sure massive small business will abide by, it will not be the GNPC just giving revenue.”

He reiterated the have to have for Mr. Okraku to carry on board good people in Ghana football to assist him, mainly because “structures close to him have acquired be impeccable and committees ought to be manned by the suitable people”.

Herbert Mensah

The President of Ghana Rugby Union also introduced Mr. Okraku’s attention to the truth that, “we in rugby and from my time in Kotoko, we say that, the critical to us is not kicking the ball into the internet, but placing together the buildings that you acquire off the discipline, and profitable off the field guarantee that you are profitable on the field”.

He additional pointed out, “Success will eventually be calculated in unique methods, to the naïve would be what you will do in the nations cup and world cup. To individuals who understand administration, comprehend the constructions put in area for accomplishment, lasting achievements, not a one particular off results, closest to the close of your tenure or even for somebody else to profit immediately after you go away, but we serve Ghana and that is what is critically significant.”

Mr. Mensah also asked the GFA president to prepare a thick skin to endure all kind of criticisms for the reason that not everyone would concur with him, but “the essential is you are doing work for Ghana, Ghana is not operating for you”.

By Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana

Technological advancement and the future of migrant workers in Europe: How Two Ghanaians strategised

KOFI Koranteng has attained the accolade “Burger”. Any person who has stayed in or in other places overseas for some time is referred to as Burger by a portion of . The title is the brief form of Hamburger as a resident of Hamburg in Germany would be known as.

In the circumstance of Kofi, also recognized as KK, he has worked in Spain and the United Kingdom for many years. For the earlier eight yrs KK has been again residence in Ghana supervising his housing and agriculture assignments using money attained from doing work overseas. Kofi, on the other hand is scheduling to go again to the United Kingdom.

He uncovered the plan to his childhood mate, Kwame Danso, who engaged him in a discussion all working day about the long run prospective buyers of functioning abroad this time round. Kwame’s foremost worry was that he listened to machines were taking about the function of individuals in Europe. With a smile, jokes and a glimpse of hope, KK took time to explain difficulties at the labour front in the wake of technological in created nations.

To start off with, it is a simple fact that robots are remaining employed in many industries. In the car business for illustration, it is robots that do all way of difficult physical work. Despite the automation of repetitive tasks human beings are continue to used to do the additional intricate ones.

The natural way, there is the legitimate anxiety of specific careers turning into redundant, even in Ghana. Consider for examples,  the introduction of Automated Teller Machines, paperless port operations and packaging of manufactured items in factories, all main to countless numbers of task losses. Similar fears existed at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century. Nonetheless it turned out that not all jobs turned redundant. Indeed existing employment were increased and new ones emerged entirely.

As to regardless of whether levels of competition for positions would not be keener thinking about the workforce of host nations, KK discussed that automation did not have an effect on all sectors of the economic system similarly. He reported he had worked in a hotel when in Spain. There, he was at the housekeeping office. Aside from the hoover which he utilized to thoroughly clean the ground, all other functions have been guide.

Then in the United Kingdom he labored in the development sector. Even though equipment did the planning and conveyance of products, there was a plethora of responsibilities for human palms. Really should he return to the United Kingdom, he would possibly go on operating in construction or go to the safety sector.

Kofi continued to shed extra light on the labour market place in created international locations. The marketplace has two segments. There is a single that requires large-expert staff and the other demanding very low-skilled labour with very low wages. Citizens of formulated countries ordinarily do not want to choose up work opportunities in the latter which is also labour-intense. This produces vacancies for migrant workers to fill.

The assurance of availability of jobs did not avoid Kwame from asking a lot more queries. He preferred to know the persuasive reason why Kofi wanted a return to Europe. This was towards the backdrop that Mr. Koranteng has a superior social standing in the community. People asked for him to characterize them in the nearby authorities program in the District Assembly.

Kofi opened up to his very good close friend on this make a difference. His small children have been younger. Even nevertheless education was totally free up to the senior substantial faculty, tertiary education remained really pricey in Ghana. Kofi foresaw no indicates by which his little ones could acquire college education and learning.

“Can you make plenty of funds in a minimal-wage labour market in the United kingdom?” Kwame questioned. The answer was an emphatic ‘yes’. “The variation between wages in formulated nations around the world and people of building nations around the world is really major. Ayishetu, the nurse, was in a position to consider her two daughters to be a part of her and show up at university in British isles. In addition international exchange premiums increase whatsoever quantity of funds despatched back home in the type of remittances”. KK attempted to verify.

Kwame had the effect all along that migrants ended up usually welcomed to Europe. He on the other hand, could not reconcile that see with  reviews of continuous harassment, detention and deportation of migrants together the Mediterranean coast.

In reaction, KK clarified that all those had been irregular migrants. They neither have any travelling document  nor perform permit. They journey by means of unapproved and unsafe routes across Sahara Desert and  Mediterranean Sea. Moreover they arrive in Europe in massive numbers. This kind of movements have to be regulated.

The United Nations, Globe Lender, Global Organisation for Migration and Worldwide Labour Organisation are the big stakeholders that control human  migration. The plight of these non-documented migrants have turn into the concern of these worldwide bodies and obtaining international locations. In past and recent dispensations, the entire world is battling poverty everywhere and leaving no one at the rear of as enshrined in the Social Development Targets. An African proverb states: “If you cry for the chick, cry for the predatory hawk too”.   Workers’ rights are therefore secured all about the environment by nationwide legislation and intercontinental conventions.

The meeting amongst the two friends started yielding an unintended result. Kwame turned certain and wished he way too could travel abroad and operate but not with no some reservations. He required details on  how to crack into the upper-tier task industry in Europe and whether foreigners are not discriminated against.

Mr. Koranteng has proved to be an ambassador of labour migration. He reiterated the large managerial, complex and electronic competences needed in the larger rungs of the labour sector. It is also the location most afflicted by technological improvement. In this article, workers basically supervise creation procedures applying Synthetic Intelligence, automation and other new tendencies without really exerting themselves physically.

On discrimination, KK in no way expert any main incidence. He nonetheless, doubted if European citizens and immigrants have been paid out equal wages for function of equivalent price. On the other hand, KK has regarded equal accessibility and affordability of overall health treatment at the place of work.

The two pals deliberated at size on all the challenges at stake and suggested the next steps to would-be migrant employees in Europe:

  • Mobilise adequate funds from property to cushion them until they get a work
  • Receive passport and visa in advance of embarking on the journey
  • Get hold of do the job allow on arrival
  • Focus on hospitality, building, agriculture and care-supplying sectors for positions
  • Enhance on their capabilities, specially electronic expertise as a result of continuous education and learning
  • Commit closely in their children’s education for brighter long run of do the job for their heirs

In their thoughts, Kofi and Kwame anticipated plan makers to place the worker at the centre of industry. Technological know-how would enrich efficiency alright but the human currently being, no issue the place on the social ladder, should be the best beneficiary.


Resource: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Gabriel Adukpo