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Kidnappers of Canadian girls had a bomb

It has emerged that an explosive weapon was found among the arsenal of the kidnappers of the two Canadian ladies rescued on Wednesday.

Pro-government newspaper, Daily Guide, reports on Friday, June 14 that besides the grenade, the kidnappers had an assortment of firearms “which were kept for defensive and offensive purposes.”

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 14, 2019 Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Ayariga challenges Amidu's capacity to prosecute him

Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, says the Special Prosecutor cannot prosecute him because he is above statutory retirement age of 60.

On Monday, the MP’s lawyers argued that Mr. Martin Amidu was above 65-years as of the time he was nominated and approved as Special Prosecutor and, therefore, per Article 199 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, he is not qualified to hold a public office.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 10, 2019 Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Farmers demand increase in cocoa prices – Report

Cocoa farmers have called on government to increase producer prices of cocoa by October 2019.

They argued that the producer price of cocoa was inadequate and had worsened their economic welfare.

This was contained in a research report: ‘Assessing Farm Gate Pricing and Income of Cocoa Farmers,’ launched in Accra yesterday and it aimed at identifying key players in the cocoa industry who are involved in the determination and setting of cocoa producer prices.

myjoyonline.comSat, Jun 8, 2019 Sat, Jun 8, 2019

French Open 2019: Djokovic beaten by Thiem in semi-final

World number one Novak Djokovic's bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time was ended by Dominic Thiem in the French Open semi-final.

Thiem beat the 32-year-old 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 in the semi-final, which began on Friday but was interrupted by bad weather three times.

The fourth seed will face 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday, a repeat of last year's final.

Thiem, 25, is the first Austrian player to reach a second Grand Slam final......

myjoyonline.comSat, Jun 8, 2019 Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Don’t panic; keep doing business with rural banks – BoG

The Bank of Ghana has denied social media rumours that its intended clean-up of the rural and community banks sector will cause depositors to lose their funds.

In a statement, the central bank said its attention “has been drawn to malicious messages circulating on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook that an intended ‘clean up’ of the Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) sub-sector would negatively affect depositors fund with RCBs, urging them to move their funds to other institutions”.

Class FM OnlineFri, Jun 7, 2019 Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Caf President Ahmad Ahmad allegedly arrested in France

The Caf leader was reportedly taken in on Thursday morning at a hotel in France where he was staying for the Fifa congress
Caf President Ahmad Ahmad has allegedly been arrested by French police at the Berri Hotel in Paris.

The Caf boss was in the European nation to attend the Fifa congress, which brought about Gianni Infantino’s re-election as President of the governing body.

According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad Ahmad was detained at 8:30am local time and will face the anti-corruption agency's Central Office for Combating Corruption and Financial and Tax Crimes (Oclif).

Class FM OnlineThu, Jun 6, 2019 Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Eid al-Fitr: Ghana needs you alive – Akufo-Addo to Muslim youth

President Nana Akufo-Addo has congratulated Muslims in Ghana and the world for successfully going through the one-month fast in the holy month of Ramadan and urged them, especially the youth to be moderate in their celebration to avert mishaps.

“I congratulate the Muslim Ummah of Ghana, and, by extension, the entire Muslim population of the world, for braving the pangs of hunger and thirst for an entire month”, Mr Akufo-Addo said in a statement.

Class FM OnlineWed, Jun 5, 2019 Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Kwame Osei-Prempeh appointed acting Managing Director of GOIL

The Board of Directors of GOIL Company Ltd has appointed Kwame Osei-Prempeh as the Acting Managing Director and Group Chief Executive of the company.

His appointment took effect from 3rd June 2019.

Mr Osei-Prempeh has been a Board Member of GOIL since 2017. He takes over from Patrick Akorli who has taken his leave prior to retirement after 23 years of service to GOIL.

Mr Osei-Prempeh has a wealth of experience in public service and in private practice as a senior legal practitioner.

myjoyonline.comWed, Jun 5, 2019 Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Action against Barclays Bank Ghana; a step in the right direction – Banking Consultant

A Banking Consultant has lauded the Bank of Ghana’s action against Barclays Bank Ghana, saying it is a step in the right direction.

Dr Richmond Atuahene says “…So for me, it is part of the conduct regulations which I believe, it is okay with the Bank of Ghana which is very good because the pricing of the currency is very critical.”

myjoyonline.comWed, Jun 5, 2019 Wed, Jun 5, 2019

A-G to protect 'privileges' of charged MPs

Deputy Attorney-General, Joseph Kpemka, says henceforth his outfit will ensure Parliamentarians are not impelled to appear in court on days that the House is sitting.

This is after Tuesday’s clash between two arms of government -Parliament and the Judiciary- following an order by an Accra High Court forcing Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, to abandon Parliamentary duties and appear to defend corruption charges brought against him by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

myjoyonline.comWed, Jun 5, 2019 Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Accra floods: World Bank intervenes with $200m

Over 2.5 million people in the Odaw River Basin of the Greater Accra Region (GAR) will benefit from improved flood risk management, solid waste management and improved access to basic infrastructure and services in targeted communities of the GAR, under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project.

The $200 million funded project was approved by the World Bank Board of Executives Directors today.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 30, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Borrowing not bad if you can pay back - Finance minister

The Finance Minister has stated emphatically that the Akufo-Addo administration will continue to borrow, despite concerns about the country’s debt.

This is after the public debt went up by ¢22 billion in the last four months to bring the total to ¢198 billion which is 57% of GDP.

But as government prepares to start the process of rolling out an ambitious 38-year developmental programme, Ken Ofori Atta believes it is not out of place for the Akufo-Addo administration to continue borrowing.

myjoyonline.comFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Ghana Beyond Aid Committee apologises to Akufo-Addo

The Ghana Beyond Aid Committee has rendered an unqualified apology to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the entire nation for using a photograph from Kenya on the cover page of its strategy document which was launched on 1 May 2019 during the May Day celebration by Mr Akufo-Addo.

This error has attracted widespread criticism and also made mockery of the Ghanaian president.

Class FM OnlineFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

A gallon of petrol hits GHS24 – IES

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has predicted that a gallon of petrol will now sell at almost GHS24 starting Saturday, 1 June 2019.

Class FM OnlineFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Full list of all 347 MFIs whose licences’ve been revoked

The Bank of Ghana on Friday announced the revocation of the licences of 347 microfinance companies which were either insolvent or had folded up voluntarily. Find the full list below: MICROFINANCE COMPANIES - INSOLVENT S/No NAME OF INSTITUTION 1 1ST EYE MICROFINANCE COMPANY LIMITED 2 ABEPA MICROFINANCE LIMITED 3 ACEA MICROFINANCE CO...

Find the full list below:

MICROFINANCE COMPANIES - INSOLVENT

S/No NAME OF INSTITUTION

1 1ST EYE MICROFINANCE COMPANY LIMITED

2 ABEPA MICROFINANCE LIMITED

3 ACEA MICROFINANCE CO. LIMITED

Class FM OnlineFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Emulate “incorruptible” Kwabena Adjei – Speaker

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has chided corrupt politicians in the country and urged them to follow the footsteps of the late Majority Leader of Parliament Dr Kwabena Adjei who was the National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) before his death.

Dr Adjei will be buried on Saturday, 1 June 2019.

His remains were laid in state in parliament on Friday, 31 May 2019, ahead of his burial.

In a eulogy, Prof Oquaye said Dr Adjei “was honest”, adding that: “He was not corrupt”.

Class FM OnlineFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Ayew is Black Stars captain

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, has named André Ayew as the permanent captain of Ghana’s senior national football team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

This followed a meeting with the top brass of the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after which approval and full backing were given to Appiah’s plans.

Ayew replaces Asamoah Gyan as captain of the Black Stars.

Gyan, who has captained the Black Stars for a record seven years, has been elevated to the position of General Captain.

Class FM OnlineFri, May 24, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019

Charlotte Osei appointed UN Int’l Elections C’ssioner

The United Nations has appointed former chairperson of the Electoral commission (EC) Mrs. Charlotte Osei as an International Elections Commissioner to Afghanistan.

Mrs Osei’s appointment was confirmed by a Presidential Decree issued by the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

Class FM OnlineMon, May 27, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019

Expect heavy rains today – Meteo

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has cautioned Ghanaians to be on the lookout as the country will experience heavy rains on Monday [27 May 2019] morning and afternoon.

According to the GMA, a band of clouds tracked over the ocean on Sunday, 26 May 2019, is expected to induce cloudiness over the coastal cities with a chance of moderate to heavy rains Monday morning and in the afternoon.

Class FM OnlineMon, May 27, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019

The Odumase bill that has led to a kill

The life of Thomas Partey snuffed out of him in stray-bullet style. Too quickly to afford him the luxury of screaming or writhing in pain, eyewitnesses say.

It would seem as quick as power is snuffed out of homes by the Power Distribution Service (PDS) officials on a mass disconnection exercise in the Eastern region.

The 14-year-old has died over a 3-year old problem – “extremely outrageous” electricity bills in the Lower Manya Krobo area.

myjoyonline.comFri, May 24, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019