Kuwait Ambassador-Designate Presents Open Letters To Foreign Minister


Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (Correct) with Mohammed Abdallah Al-Khalidi

-designate of the Condition of Kuwait to , Mohammed Abdallah Al-Khalidi, has offered open up to ’s of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

The letters were being presented on Tuesday Oct 15, 2019, at the Minister’s Workplace in Accra.

The Ambassador-designate is married with five young children, and served as diplomatic attaché of the Ministry of International Affairs of the State of Kuwait (Europe Office) from 1991 to 1994.

From 2008 to 2012, he was advisor at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait to the Republic of Iraq.

In 2012, he was appointed advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Comply with-up and Coordination Section, and served in that capability for a calendar year.

He moved on to serve as Consul-Common of the Condition of Kuwait in Karachi in 2013.

In remarks to receive the letters, the Minister warmly welcomed the Ambassador-designate to Ghana.

She congratulated him on his appointment.

The Minister acknowledged the cordial and prolonged-standing relations involving Ghana and the State of Kuwait.

Relations involving the two States commenced right before 1993.

Madam Ayorkor Botchwey underscored the enhanced bilateral cooperation recorded considering that the establishment of embassies in both equally nations.

According to her, the friendship and cooperation amongst equally nations around the world have been reinforced in the latest periods by the trade of superior-degree visits, together with her have take a look at in January 2018, and people of the late former Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.

She expressed gratitude to the Govt of the State of Kuwait for its help to Ghana.

BY Melvin Tarlue

Arrest Mahama and Bagbin now – Minister directs police


Deputy of Protection, Important (retired) Derrick Oduro has referred to as for the instant and prosecution of former President John Mahama and Next Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin in excess of unsubstantiated statements governing administration is schooling thugs at armed service installation at Asutuare.

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“They really get them arrested for creating dread and panic”, the Minister instructed the safety agencies in nation when commenting on the development in an interview MyNewsGh.com monitored on Kumasi FM.

According to the ex-navy officer, it is remarkably
not possible for any person to have entry to any armed service camp or set up to
get instruction as staying claimed by previous President John Mahama and other
opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC).

“It is a lie that the thugs are currently being skilled and we
need to get them arrested and prosecution so that they will carry
evidence”, Significant (retired) Derrick Oduro informed host, Nana Yaw Mensah Joel
in the course of a telephone interview.

The opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) has mentioned
there is proof to aid allegations by previous President John Dramani
Mahama that the ruling governing administration is schooling thugs to disrupt the 2020 typical
elections.

Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and
Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta Constituency Hon Yaw Buaben Asamoa has
explained for President Mahama’s assertions that the get together is training thugs to
destabilize 2020 elections as “nonsensical”.

“Obviously, candidate Mahama is making an attempt to courtroom leading
figures in our society. Religious leaders, business enterprise folks, gurus,
general public and civil servants, teachers, traditional authorities, learners, trade
unionists, journalists, stability servants, and a lot of other folks. He is entitled to
do so. But the the very least this beloved nation deserves is constructive engagement.
Top quality plan options. The NPP is eagerly ready for John Mahama’s’
policy on just about anything.

In the meantime, the NPP is absolutely harnessed into the unfolding
application of H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo…

“….Mahama misled the folks when President and now deceptive them with lies in opposition,” Lawyer Buaben Asamoah stated.

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But the NDC has taken care of that there is evidence to assist
the statements of the candidate.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

No more jobs for you- Roads Minister to contractors


The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta has threatened to terminate the of road who do very poor work though these who execute their competently will be rewarded with additional , promising that an amount of GHC2.2 billion has been allotted to shell out excellent money owed of contractors.

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Speaking to information guys the Member of Parliament for the Atiwa
West Constituency pressured the stage that shoddy function will not be tolerated
below the Presidency of Akufo-Addo.

“In this thirty day period, all contractors who have their monies
locked up will be compensated. President Akufo-Addo has allocated GHC 2.2 billion to
pay all contractors in purchase to complete their highway contracts.

Contractors who do poor careers will have their contracts
terminated and offered to all those who can competently supply the .
Hardworking contractors will be rewarded. Shoddy do the job will not be allowed underneath
President Akufo-Addo’s governing administration,” he warned.

The Minister warning on shoddy function will come at a time
grievances are rife about contracts acquiring been completed haphazardly, and work accomplished
hence deteriorating rapidly.

The Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia had declared that concerning this thirty day period and upcoming thirty day period (Oct and November), all road contractors owed will be specified some payment.

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At a modern function at Lawra in the Higher West Region he explained “thanks to the superior economic administration of our
govt, 80% of all highway contractors who are owed monies by authorities (most
of who existed before we came into place of work) will be absolutely paid out among Oct
and November this 12 months. The remaining 20% will be paid out 40% of what they are
owed now and the balance will be compensated subsequently”

Supply:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019



Finance minister leads delegation to IMF/WB annual meetings


General Information of Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

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The Minister of , Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is the leader of ’s delegation to the Intercontinental Monetary Fund (IMF) / World Bank yearly meetings which normally takes put this week, Oct 14-20, 2019, in Washington DC, in the United States of The united states (United states).

Associates of the delegation include things like the Governor of the Financial institution of Ghana (Lavatory), Dr Ernest Addison the Chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah some deputy ministers and other officers from the Bathroom and the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

A push release issued in Accra by the Public Relations Device of the MoF, claimed Mr Ofori-Atta, who is also the present chairman of the progress committee and the Africa caucus, would direct the caucus to existing their views and issues to the world physique.

Africa caucus

An Africa caucus meeting in Accra in August, between other points, dedicated to go after macroeconomic frameworks, guidelines and reforms that will guidance private sector investment, empowerment and sustainable development.

A declaration by the caucus soon after the meeting demanded, “that the Bretton Woods establishments assist reforms and investments to foster personal sector improvement and aid entrepreneurship and innovation, specifically in agribusiness, production, industrial parks, renewable power, housing and digitisation.”

When in Washington, the Ghanaian delegation will take part in the Africa caucus assembly with Mr David Malpass and Ms Kristalina Georgieva, the President of the Environment Financial institution, and the IMF Controlling Director, respectively.

They will also fulfill with Mr Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer of the Planet Bank Group, and Mr Hafez Ghanem, the Environment Lender Vice President for Africa.

‘It Is Now Even Difficult For Students To Know The Names Of Minister; The Politicians Are Just Confusing Us’


In a new interview, award-profitable dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale bemoaned how hard it has become for college to know the of Ministers of State in school.

In his watch, many pupils do not even know the names of the Ministers of Point out and he included that the are just bewildering us.

Shatta Wale was asked about the double-monitor technique that is at this time being carried out when he created these opinions.

He explained

“Gone are the days when you can easily know the ministers we have in the region. Now go on the streets and men and women really do not even know them. The politicians are only bewildering us.”

Answering a query by the host of the show if he would like to obtain initial-hand schooling from Deputy of Training in-cost of Basic Training, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on how the double-monitor procedure is effective, he replied:

“Even if he clarifies it to me, it won’t operate. They must rather make it much easier for every person to recognize.”

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Foreign Minister courts ICC support to build capacity of judges


Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchwey has referred to as on the Global Criminal Court docket (ICC) to husband or wife the Republic of Ghana in building the Capability of across the place.

The Foreign Minister designed the phone at a conference with the President of the ICC, Chile Eboe-Osuji in Accra.

“I’m hoping that your getting listed here will start out some form of a romantic relationship not just with govt but also with the Judiciary. Some type of deepened cooperation I’m hoping so that they will also have a extra definite understanding of the immediate job of the Worldwide Prison Courtroom and they are able to much better complement your operate as and when it gets necessary”

The ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji on his portion lauded Ghana for displaying solid leadership and encouraging other international locations throughout the entire world to adhere to the ideals of the Rome Statute, a treaty that underpins the formation of the intercontinental judicial technique.

Calling on the Minister for International Affairs and Regional integration for the initially time as ICC president just after his election in March 2019, President Chile Eboe-Osuji expressed pleasure about how swiftly Ghana internalised the operations and processes of the ICC.

“I assume I stand on reliable ground to say that Ghana by now has purchased in to the ICC. Ghana has revealed robust management in supporting the court in encouraging the rest of the earth to do so.

“Ghana was 1 of the 1st international locations to ratify the Rome Statute and bring the ICC into procedure – and I believed it appropriate and proper to be here for the really first time in my ability as President of the Global Prison Court to spend a take a look at to you and other leaders of the state,” Mr Chile Eboe-Osuji recalled.

The ICC manager will later on have an engagement with President Akufo-Addo as aspect of his performing visit to Ghana after an previously engagement with the Chief Justice of Ghana Sophia Akuffo and the Ghanaian Foreign Minister,  Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

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Foreign Minister Demands Opening Of Nigeria Border


Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (ideal) with Olufemi Michael Abikoye

of Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has known as for the re-opening of the Nigerian border to assure a return to standard regional trade.

The Minister made the call all through a conference on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, with the Nigerian Large Commissioner to Ghana, Olufemi Michael Abikoye.

She has also assured the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) that the Ghanaian Federal government would use all diplomatic avenues to get the federal government of Nigeria to re-open its western borders for the totally free stream of goods from Ghana to the sub-region.

Nigeria partially shut its borders with Benin in August this yr to control the spate of rice smuggling which Africa’s most populous place reported is threatening its try to boost community production.

The go, states Nigeria’s High Fee to Ghana, aimed at stopping the movement of illicit weapons and other smuggled products as a result of the several entry details.

The closure even so, has afflicted the motion of merchandise and services from the West African sub-region into Nigeria through that section of the country’s border, a predicament GUTA observed, was creating its customers to incur big losses.

It would be recalled that GUTA petitioned government and recently Madam Ayorkor Botchwey to act on the subject.

After a conference with the Nigerian Higher Commissioner to Ghana, on 15 October 2019, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey named on the Nigerian authorities to acquire immediate measures to resolve the border challenge.

“As we converse, Nigerian products are entering Ghana without having any trouble and I believe that we really obtain means of isolating the concerns and the country’s that you have challenges with so that Ghana’s exports can enter your marketplace with no staying lumped up with all these concerns that have emerged,” she appealed.

She said truckloads of items from Ghana have been detained at the Seme border concerning Benin and Nigeria for weeks and coming back to use the seaports will be a key difficulty as the traders have currently misplaced tens of millions within the previous few months.

The Nigerian Higher Commissioner reported Abuja would be inclined to collaborate with Ghana to obtain a lasting remedy to the situation.

“At the finish of it, we’re helping our economies. The smuggling will cease and the emerging concerns set on the system and at the close of it, all of us will be incredibly happy”, he famous.

According to the High Commissioner, “the sub-region will be happy and Nigeria will be ready to produce work and I recognize you Your Excellency for calling for this conference, it really exhibits your diplomacy at the best degree and what ever the worries with respect to Ghanaian merchandise that are trapped at the border, we shall convey to Nigeria,” he observed.

He produced clear that Ghana was not the goal for the momentary closure of the borders.

Meanwhile, the envoy pledged his country’s commitment to uncover a long lasting remedy to the make a difference next the placing up of a joint activity pressure constituting Customs, Immigration and other stability bodies for the broader advantage of the ECOWAS Sub area.

BY Melvin Tarlue

LIVESTREAMING: Communications Minister on JoyNews’ PM Express


Common Information of Monday, 14 Oct 2019

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Beautiful Ursula Newsfileengage in video clipUrsula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister

Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, is at this time speaking on ’ PM Convey with Evans Mensah.

She is speaking on the subject matter, ‘Communication Services Tax Telcos Vrs ’.

In modern developments, the implementation of the recently altered Communications Assistance Tax (CST) has caused the telecommunication organizations to carry out a nine p.c CST charge on consumers upfront on every single recharge they make.

This shift led to govt directing the telcos to halt the speedy deduction of the CST and address the tax as they do to VAT, NHIL and GET Fund levies.

As a end result, this has left the telcos in a head-on collision with the Communications Ministry.

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‘China’ phones to be banned in Ghana soon – Communications Minister



, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has revealed that all substandard cellular gadgets imported into the nation will be and confiscated to lessen cyber threats which have become rampant in the place.

In accordance to her, these cheap smuggled equipment are of reduced excellent and do have overall health implications on folks who patronise this kind of devices.

Ursula Owusu also indicated that the sale of substandard units on the black-current market leads to profits reduction for importers, federal government as nicely as its operators.

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At a push conference in Accra Monday, the communications minister stated that “Ghana has about 34 million cellular units subscribers with the cellular penetration amount exceeding 119%. It is a substantial market place for cellular equipment. On the other hand, some subscribers use substandard and smuggled products ensuing in cybersecurity issues, it also has health and fitness implications and poses income loss for importers, the govt and operators.”

To handle the issues of the thriving trade of substandard devices in the state, the minister famous that her outfit “will create a central products id registry to sign-up all units in the nation and lower the inflow of stolen, substandard and counterfeit mobile devices.”

She added that the centre, when operational, will have the ability to block all unregistered cell units imported into the region.

It will also avoid these small-high-quality telephones from acquiring access to any Ghanaian telecommunication network.

The Ghana Central Gear Identification Sign-up (CEIR) will be related to the world program for mobile communications association information base to entry the exceptional identifier IMEI of authorized all blacklisted products.

This will assure that all cell equipment coming into the place are effectively authenticated to notify the ministry of the scale of ‘used grey or black current market devices’ in Ghana.

2019 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, all winners so far


The 2019 Nobel announcements are underway this 7 days, with the Nobel becoming awarded to Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister who served finish his country’s 20-12 months war with Eritrea.

The Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, literature and peace have been introduced and the prizes in  economic sciences will adhere to around the up coming several days. The awards are a recognition of work that innovations just about every of the respective fields. Nobel winners are presented a medal, a certification and a income award of about $900,000 (when many persons win a solitary Nobel, they normally break up the funds award.)

Below are the 2019 Nobel Prize winners (so considerably):

2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Primary Minister Abiy Ahmed for his get the job done to bring an finish to a very long-managing border dispute involving his nation and neighboring Eritrea. The conflict amongst Ethiopia and Eritrea about disputed border territory arrived at a big monetary and humanitarian cost for both nations.

Abiy, 43, also just lately received plaudits for his role in helping to broker a ability-sharing offer in neighboring Sudan after a political crisis that led to the of Omar al-Bashir, the country’s ruler for practically three many years.

Abiy conquer out competitiveness from hundreds of nominees for the 100th Peace Prize, which include 16-calendar year-aged activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern.

2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza received the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. The trio “identified molecular equipment that regulates the exercise of genes in response to different levels of oxygen,” in accordance to The Nobel Assembly. Their do the job, suggests the Assembly, has “paved the way for promising new approaches to struggle anemia, most cancers and numerous other conditions.”

2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz gained the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics. Peebles, of Princeton University, been given 50 percent of the award, for each the Nobel Assembly, for function concentrated on “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” while Mayor and Queloz, of the College of Geneva (and, for Queloz, Cambridge University) shared half the award “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a photo voltaic-style star.”

2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino received the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The three experts have all labored to and advance lithium-ion batteries, now-ubiquitous technology which the Nobel Assembly reported has “laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-cost-free society.”

2019 Nobel Prize in Literature

Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke gained the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature “for an influential operate that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience,” in accordance to the Nobel Assembly.

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Free SHS will increase women participation in Assembly polls – Minister


The Eastern Regional Minister Eric Kwakye Darfuor has asserted the Free of charge Senior Superior Faculty Coverage will boost women of all ages in long term District Amount elections.

Available statistics point out considering that 1994 the participation of women of all ages in community governance has been significantly less than 10% at the countrywide degree in spite of gals constituting 51% of ’s population.

Presently, out of 9000 Users nationwide, only 645 are girls representing 7.1%. Yet again, out of the 260 Presiding Customers, only 8 are females symbolizing 3%, out of the 260 MM/DCEs, only 40 are women symbolizing 15%, and out of the 275 Parliamentarians, only 36 are ladies which stand for 13%.

This substantial gender disparity continues to be a conundrum for inclusive governance but the Eastern Regional Minister Eric Kwakye Darfuor believes No cost SHS Plan will partly aid adjust the narrative.

“Our young women of all ages need to consider edge of this Plan and enroll in their numbers so that they could accomplish the requisite understanding and techniques in future to contest the Nearby level elections”

The Minister, nonetheless, termed on stakeholders to set in location deliberate discriminatory Policy interventions to generate the enabling surroundings to really encourage much more girls participation in the Community Amount elections.

“I will for that reason urge MMDAs,NALAG,NGOs,Political Get-togethers as properly as and its Businesses to set in spot beneficial discriminatory procedures and applications as nicely as legislations that will provide the needed social variations to persuade and entice females into community governance”.

He claimed this in a speech examine on his behalf by the Municipal Main Government of New Juaben North,Comfort and ease Asante all through a Capability setting up Workshop for Woman Aspirants for the 2020 District Assembly Elections in the Japanese Area structured by National Association of Area Govt of Ghana[NALAG].

The Second National Vice Chairperson of NALAG, Evelyn Dansoa Boateng stated the modification of the Neighborhood Governing administration Act which arrives with election of MMDCEs ,has abolished the quota for federal government appointees which gave Presidents electricity to appoint some customers to the Assemblies for that reason it is critical to really encourage all people women appointees as perfectly as some others with intent to contest the elections.

In accordance to her, it is time for girls to crack the patriarchy and male dominance of the Country’s socio-political program.

She explained the in general goal of the workshop was to establish potential of ladies aspirants to optimize their successful prospects to maximize gals participation in neighborhood governance.

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Ex-Liberian Minister Meets Ayorkor Botchwey Over Kofi Annan Project


Former Overseas of Liberia, Olubanke King-Akerele, has paid out a courtesy connect with on Ghana’s of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

The visit took place on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Madam Ayorkor Botchwey’s Business in Accra.

Madam King-Akerele is the Board Chair of the Angie Brooks Worldwide Centre for Women of all ages Empowerment, Management and .

She is the founder of the Kofi Residing Memorial in Liberia and served the below ex-President Johnson Sirleaf from 2006 to 2010.

The purpose of the assembly was for Madam King-Akerele to convey gratitude to Madam Ayorkor Botchwey for acknowledging her commitment toward the institution of the Kofi Annan Living Memorial (KALM).

It was also supposed to update the Ghanaian Minister on developments on the Memorial concept and as very well present her (Madam Akerele) e book on “Accelerating Africa’s Integration by way of Micro-Regionalism, A Scenario Research Of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique progress triangle and it is affect.”

KALM was launched on March 18, 2019 at A person United Nations Home.

It is intended to memorialize the late Secretary-Normal of the UN, Kofi Annan, via the continuation of his work of peace and company to humanity.

Through the Accra pay a visit to, Madam Ayorkor Botchwey enquired about the programmes under the KALM in Liberia and endeavours to actualize the whole scale of the strategy.

She assured Madam King-Akerele of the readiness of the Ministry to get the job done collectively with her in exploring techniques of sustaining the initiative.

Madam Ayorkor Botchwey went on to commend the Liberian ex-Minister for getting time to creator a e-book on accelerating Africa’s integration.

She informed her about Ghana’s very long-standing works to the I of Africa.

On her part, Madam King-Akerele, observed the will need for Africa and indeed the globe to rejoice and don’t forget these who assistance to make the planet a far better place to reside.

She urged that “we must acknowledge people who assisted to establish our societies.”

“There’s no much better way to commemorate Kofi Annan than to advertise his ideals which he held so dearly through the establishment of a comparable Living Memorial by the entity that he experienced agreed to set up in 2006” Madam King-Akerele stated.

BY Melvin Tarlue

CSE Brouhaha: Minister needs ‘prayers and deliverance’


The Deputy Central Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Bright Botchway is contacting on Ghanaians to “fast and pray” for ’s Schooling , Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.

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According to him, the
Minister has been terribly influenced by developments immediately after a move by governing administration
to introduce into the education procedure – a Detailed Sexuality Training
CSE.

Commenting on the
controversial situation, which is explained to be a proposed coverage, the Deputy Youth
Organiser claimed the Education Minister experienced been untruthful to Ghanaians.

“The Minister has
not been truthful, truthful to religious bodies of this country, primarily to
church leaders for the reason that he lied to them in a conference pertaining to the Extensive
Sexuality  Education and learning which has now been planned”, he mentioned.

“I believed he [Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh] is a superior Christian and is familiar with the implications of what he is introducing into the education system”, he explained in an job interview with Kasoa-dependent radio station Pink FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com.

The NDC Communications
workforce member also explained Mathew Opoku Prempeh as “Ghana’s worst
Education Minister” – adding that, “He has developed a ton of mess with
our schooling system”.

Beginning upcoming yr,
pupils in all public faculties, including 4-year-olds will be presented Comprehensive
Sexuality Training according to the proposed coverage.

Officers say, the
issue material would be age-correct and empower pupils with values that
would shield them from sexual harassment.

But, the programme has
appear underneath powerful criticism, obtaining bashing from a area of the
together with church leaders, with lots of describing it as a deliberate endeavor to
introduce homosexuality to Ghana.

Mr. Botchway who is disappointed with the new matter, famous that the Akufo-Addo-led federal government had failed with all that he promised to do with Ghana’s education and learning procedure.

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He concluded that
“People are adhering to totally free items and risking their future”.

Tourism Minister Responds To Veteran Actor Kohwe’s


The for and Innovative Arts, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi has responded to veteran actor Kofi Laing popularly regarded as ’s plea calling for guidance for himself.

The actor some times in the past in an job interview with Accra based mostly Adom Fm stated veteran actors like himself and a host of several some others suffer during their aged times simply because they hardly boast of great dwelling situations and stop up depressing. He took the possibility to connect with on the governing administration and others to aid him when he is alive and not when he dies.

Tourism Minister Responds To Veteran Actor Kohwe’s

In response to his plea, the Minister of Tourism on behalf of the government paid out him a go to on Friday to donate goods for his support. Other men and women and businesses have also promised to make sizable donations to the actor and his relatives for generating these types of an crucial contact.

Expressing his joy on the quick and needful reaction from the governing administration via the minister, the actor said he was delighted to obtain the donations and called for a lot more for his colleagues.

Minister reiterates Government’s commitment to champion inclusive access to information


Typical News of Monday, 7 October 2019

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Mrs Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, Minister of Communications, has reiterated Government’s dedication to winner inclusive to details and electronic equity.

She stated about the many years primarily, in the past two years, her Ministry experienced set in put guidelines and infrastructure in rural and peri-city spots in purchase to tackle the regional imbalances.

Mrs Owusu- Ekuful built these remarks in a speech go through on her behalf through the commemoration of the 2019 Day for Universal Entry in Accra.

The party, hosted by the United Nations Instruction, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and supported by the Ministry of Communications, was held beneath the topic: “Access to Facts: Leaving No 1 Behind”.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said the numerous transformative of her Ministry’s programmes was how they were utilizing infrastructure to advance women’s rights and bridge the gender inequality in information and conversation technology (ICT).

She mentioned to bridge this gap, the Ministry, through the Ghana Investment decision Fund for Digital Communications (GIFEC) is implementing the Rural Telephony Project, Clever Community Task, and the Satellite Tv Challenge.

She explained at her Ministry, they have founded the linkage amongst access to details and liberty of expression in their guidelines and programmes.
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She claimed they have been doing work in tandem with the Ministry of Information and facts to realise the vision of the President to make certain, the Appropriate to Facts and Flexibility of Expression, main to an open up and available world-wide-web lined-up with government’s initiatives.

“We are witnessing a swift digital transformation of our societies and conscious of the indispensability of digital technologies.”

She reported the unparalleled digital transformation of the new period was major to new forms of inequality.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful explained to combat this, electronic innovation need to go hand in hand with the obligation to adopt and laws for public entry to information and facts and investing in pertinent infrastructure to drive sustainable advancement.

Mr Abdourahamane Diallo, UNESCO Representative to Ghana, stated Access to Data (ATI) is staying recognised a lot more and much more as a requisite for sustainable growth.

He explained a recent UNESCO study, applying Sustainable Advancement Aim (SGD) indicator 16.10.2, exposed a require to improve tracking and processing data requests and appeals as perfectly proactive disclosure.

Mr Diallo explained the study also discovered out that oversight and enchantment bodies wanted strengthening as they are the critical parts of ATI legislation enforcement, adding that “UNESCO is fully commited to helping the authorities via the Ministry of Details to fortify these parts.

Madam Nicola Nana Yaa Hodasi, a Political and Financial Advisor at the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, acknowledged critical initiatives taken by the federal government to transfer far more to an open up governing administration these kinds of as the Ghana Open Info Initiative.

She explained there are however some troubles, especially at the district amount, the place info is often saved on paper and entry intended a lengthy system by means of the district assembly, generally dependent on acquiring the appropriate individual at the right time at the appropriate area.

Given that 2016, UNESCO marks 28th September as the “International Day for Common Access to Information” pursuing the adoption of a resolution (38C/70) in 2016 declaring each individual 28 September of each individual year as Global Day for Universal Access to Information and facts (IDUAI).

The IDUAI has certain relevance with Agenda 2030 with precise reference to SDG 12 on financial commitment in rural infrastructure and technology growth, SDG 11 on favourable economic, social and environmental links in between city, peri-city and rural spots and SDG 16 on initiatives to adopt and apply constitutional, statutory and coverage ensures for community ATI.

Infrastructure and technological know-how enhancement are important components in constructing understanding societies as inequalities to obtain information sources, contents and infrastructures forged doubt on the facts society’s worldwide character and, therefore, hamper the development of awareness societies.

UNESCO promotes, by means of the Worldwide Broadband Commission, for accelerating broadband rollout around the world and analyze apps that could see broadband networks increase the delivery of quite a few social services, like training, environmental administration and basic safety.

Employment Minister calls for review of fixed term contracts for workers


Accra, Oct. 6, GNA – Mr Ignatius
Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Work and Labour Relations, has implored
businesses to overview the deal and performing ailments of set phrase contract
employees to improve upon their welfare and make certain work security.

He urged the National Tripartite Committee
to dialogue with employers on mounted expression of personnel to assure
sustainable careers and compliance with the Intercontinental Labour Organization’s
criteria.

The Minister explained quite a few mounted term agreement
employees had been compensated in between GHC 400 and GHC 700 for each thirty day period with work
length involving two weeks and two many years, and as a result described the ailments of
assistance and salaries as woefully insufficient and known as for urgent steps to
critique it.

Mr Baffour-Awuah produced the suggestion
when he undertook a tour of some chosen industries in the Western Region.

The tour shaped part of efforts to guarantee
that company establishments comply with the Labour Act 2003 (Acts 651).

The Minister was accompanied by officers of
the Ministry: the Chief Labour Officer, the Western Regional Labour Officer,
Tripartite Coordinator, the Industrial Relations Officer and other labour
officers and social associates.

The providers frequented ended up Anglo Gold
Ashanti, Tarkwa Goldfields Limited, Tarkwa Manganese Firm,
Nsuta Wangkang Ceramics Corporation Minimal, Takoradi Intercontinental Corporation
Constrained, Ghana Rubber Estates Constrained, all in Takoradi.

The staff also frequented Samartex Timber and
Plywood Firm Constrained and the Ghana Bauxite Organization at Samreboi and Awaso
respectively.

The go to was also to familiarise and
acquaint himself with the labour tactics at the organization level by Human
Source Supervisors on the industry and to interact with Administration of industries,
Labour Unions and personnel.

It was also to advertise social dialogue,
rights of , social partnership, employers and organised labour for
harmonious labour relations in the place.

Amongst some major problems lifted through the
pay a visit to were the condition of personnel, in conditions of their overall health and security, forms
of contract, pension relevant issues, remuneration and gender mainstreaming.

Mr Baffour Awuah was impressed with the
wellbeing and protection steps practised by numerous of the providers visited, introducing
that protection safety measures must be an integral part of functions for
staff and people.

Some managements of the companies visited
mentioned they took employees by way of health and fitness and security processes on regular foundation.

The Minister said the prevalence of fixed
expression agreement has produced it difficult for lots of staff in some commence-up
firms these types of as Wangkang Ceramics Enterprise, KEDA (Twyford) Ceramics Company,
as effectively as some present corporations like Ghana Rubber Estates Limited and Ghana
Bauxite Business to be unionized.

The Minister reported it was the correct of every single
employee to variety unions and obtain facts through enhanced social dialogue
and engagement of the workplace.

“My duty as the Employment
Minister is to defend the appropriate of every single employee so I will not sit down and
enjoy if staff are not permitted to unionize,” Mr Baffour-Awuah said.

The Minister counseled some managements of
the companies visited for paying out staff above the National Everyday Minimum amount Wage
and other rewards like cost-free lodging, additional time payment and overall health
coverage.

On the difficulties of Gender Mainstreaming, Mr
Baffour Awuah pointed out that most leading administration of corporations have been male dominated
and, therefore, advised them to make improvements to upon the recruitment and selective
strategy to ensure girls are specified prospects and support in male dominated
places.

The Minister explained the visit as an eye
opening knowledge for him and his Ministry and admonished businesses to run
inside the anticipations of the labour regulations of Ghana, specially the Labour
Acts, 2003 (Act 651).

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Israeli Ambassador Calls On Sanitation Minister


The of Israel to Ghana, Her Excellency Shani Cooper paid a courtesy connect with on the Minister for and H2o Assets, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah on Friday.

The stop by among a lot of other issues noticed the two top authorities officers talking about distinct approaches of enhancing the provision of transportable h2o whiles strengthening the ties involving the two nations around the world.

Israel even with getting built up of 70% of dessert does not struggle with water shortage. They have managed to make very good use of contemporary technologies to recycle and reuse water for the two domestic and industrial reasons.

Even though Ghana is blessed with over 52 billion gallons of floor drinking water, the regular misuse and contamination of h2o bodies frequently consequence in its shortage in many areas of the region.

Whiles the Ministry for Sanitation and H2o Sources carries on to perform tireless to make potable water obtainable to all, the Israeli embassy is hunting to also collaborate to help in quite a few approaches.

This was disclosed right now when Her Excellency Shani Cooper interacted with Hon. Cecilia Dapaah at her business office.

“I am very content to be listed here. Very first of all, it is a courtesy contact for the reason that I am coming formally to meet up with with you. Secondly, we are coming to related jobs in h2o and obviously right before we start out and in advance of we even prepare and do the goals of the challenge, we preferred to listen to your view and to consult with you”, Her Excellency Shani Cooper famous.

On her part, the Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah expressed her delight to the take a look at when admitting that Ghana requires assistance in curbing the use of pollutants that close up contaminating water bodies.

“What issues me and my Ministry is that we need to have . In the sense that we want to detect the pollutants and the contaminants that have been released into our water bodies. We have an concept but we need collaborative details to make sure we can deal with the menace”, she pressured.

The Minister even further appealed to the full populace to consider a cue from Israel’s thought of creating each individual fall of water depend.

This she believes will go a lengthy way to guarantee the provision of potable drinking water to communities at all moments.

“Like you claimed you have mastered the drinking water sector in a way that every single fall counts. And this is a excellent motor and philosophy for us as very well.

“Ghanaians must make confident that each individual fall counts”, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah pressured.

Her Excellency Shani Cooper took edge of the visit to invite the Minister for Sanitation and Drinking water Means to a conference in November which will give her the option to interact with gurus who have been prosperous in the function becoming undertaken by the sector.

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Miss Ghana Organisers Should Be Very Careful – Minister Cautions


Deputy for works and housing, Barbara Archer Ayisi has cautioned of the Miss out on magnificence pageant to be very thorough.

The Pass up Ghana pageant appears to have dropped its status as organisers of the celebration have been bombarded with many controversies. It all commenced when Inna Patty, the present proprietor of Miss out on Ghana’s franchise holding business, Exclusive Occasions Ghana was described to have explained to Stephanie Karikari, Pass up Ghana 2010 in public that she was also unappealing and hence unfit to be on the similar billboard with the then Overlook World. Pass up Ghana 2015, Antoinette Delali Kemavor, Pass up Ghana 2013 Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi and Overlook Ghana 2017, Margaret Dery have all described Inna Patty as a manipulative pimp who runs a glorified escort agency masquerading around as a magnificence pageant.

The newest to rock the pageant is information of Very first runner-up of the 2019 version of the Skip Ghana magnificence pageant, Sarah Odei Amoani resigning mainly because she is not happy with some needs demanded of her.

Commenting on these allegations in an job interview with Zionfelix As a earlier delegate of the pageant, Honorable Ayisi strongly mentioned the reason of elegance pageants wasn’t to boost promiscuity and requested Inna to be very of her functions.
The honourable who has personal experience in beauty pageants expressed her disappointment in the organisers for these allegations leveled towards them. She stated her hope that Inna would comprehend and regulate fellow girls sufficiently had been thwarted.

Honorable Barbara Ayisi spoke to Zionfelix at the just finished Ghana actors and entertainers award.

Enjoy The Deputy minister for is effective and housing, Barbara Archer Ayisi Interview with Zionfelix down below:

Finance Minister Buying Capital Bank In 2016 — Ato Essien


Ato Essien is the founder of defunct Capital BankAto is the founder of defunct Lender

The founder of defunct Money Lender has unveiled that the Finance , Ken Ofori Atta, had designed attempts to purchase the financial institution in 2016.

William Ato Essien argues that if his bank was not remaining very well managed, it would not have captivated desire from Ken Ofori Atta then.

“If our financial institution was that undesirable, our recent Finance Minister alongside one another with the CEO of Business Group, Kelly Gadzekpo,” will not have occur to his business office to say they “were intrigued in getting the bank,” he explained to Paul Adom Otchere.

The Bank of Ghana (Bathroom) revoked the license of two professional banking companies – UT Financial institution and Cash Financial institution in August 2017.

The action was brought on by the lack of ability of the two financial institutions to change close to their adverse cash adequacy posture which has lingered on for some time now.

Bathroom mentioned the action experienced been taken from the afflicted banking companies owing to their “terrible” economic predicament and their incapacity to conduct inside of the banking business.

Mr Ato Essien is said to have engaged in functions of “willful deceit” which contributed to the collapse of his lender and 1 of the closed banking institutions, Sovereign Lender.

But he has denied that accusation.

He claimed there is no level robbing a bank he launched quizzing “looking at migrating it from an unregulated establishment to a controlled room and now to a common bank, what was the position?”

Mr Ato Essien has sued for the collapse of the lender denying misgovernance claims produced by the plaintiff, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

This was immediately after he was sued along with 15 other shareholders and administrators.

He has argued, a economic autopsy report which shaped the foundation of the fit towards him was “arbitrary, unfair, prejudicial and towards the policies of purely natural justice and offending due process.”

Popular pastor, Mensa Otabil and his church, Intercontinental Central Gospel Church, are among 15 shareholders and administrators of defunct Capital Lender sued about the collapse of the financial institution in 2017.

The writ of summons named the ‘sins’ of each individual of the defendants and verified a economical autopsy report that stated the failed bank’s founder, William Ato Essien, employed depositors resources as his “personal piggy bank”.

Pastor Otabil came out to reveal in August 2018, that through his non-govt function as a Board Chairman of the financial institution, some choices that were being manufactured turned out very well though some did not change out as well as had been expected.

But Mr Ato Essien claims criticisms from the gentleman of God, are unfair.

“He is an astute guy of God who speaks truth to electric power irrespective of who you are…In board conferences, he displays such ranges of intelligence,” he mentioned.

According to him, founded bankers like Harry Owusu, get intrigued by Pastor Otabil’s information of the banking sector.

—Myjoyonline

Foreign Minister urges international community to commit to protecting human rights


Accra, Sept. 26, GNA
– Madam Shirley Botchwey, of International Affairs and Regional
Integration on Thursday urged the global community to to
protecting and advertising human legal rights and essential freedoms.

She noted that this
was essential to obtaining the main concepts of the Agenda 2030.

A assertion issued
by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, and copied to the
News Company stated Madam Botchwey designed the get in touch with when she participated in a
symposium on Essential Freedoms at the Global Peace Institute in New
York.

The Trygve Lie
Symposium is an annual party on essential freedoms

It is a partnership
between the international Peace Institute and the Royal Ministry of International
Affairs of Norway.

“If the main
concepts of Agenda 2030 of not leaving anyone behind is to be understood, then
it is incumbent on the worldwide local community to commit to endorsing and
guarding human legal rights and elementary freedoms, which inter alia, consists of
guaranteeing that each and every citizen has obtain to fantastic health care, potable water,
good quality training, a harmless and cleanse surroundings, and is in a position to workout his or
her civil, political, financial, social and cultural rights,” Madam
Botchwey said.

She mentioned human
legal rights have been common, inalienable, inter-connected, inter-dependent, and
mutually reinforcing.

She famous that Ghana
was really delighted to have actively engaged in negotiations in 2014 and
2015, major to the adoption of Agenda 2030.

“While executing
so, we had been cognisant of the have to have to ensure that our own nationwide enhancement
priorities were being mirrored in the closing doc of the SDGs,” she stated.

The Minister mentioned
Ghana recognised that enhancement could only thrive in an atmosphere that
promotes democracy, respect for human Rights and essential freedoms, and rule
of legislation.

She said immediately after
earning the title of currently being the very first sub-Saharan African state to accomplish the
aim of halving poverty underneath the Millennium Progress Plans, Ghana was complicated
herself to meet up with all 17 objectives of the 2030 agenda.

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