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2019 AFCON qualifier: Ayew scores a brace as Ghana beat Ethiopia

Jordan Ayew scored a brace on Sunday, 18 November 2018 to give the Black Stars of Ghana a 2-0 win over Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Ayew hit the back of the net just three minutes on the clock courtesy an assist from defender Harrison Afful.

Ayew got his brace from a well taken penalty kick after Emmanuel Boateng was fouled in the box by Ethiopian goalkeeper.

The Ethiopians came into the second half stronger, winning the lion share of possession but the Ghanaian defenders kept them at bay.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

NDC polls: Sammy Gyamfi floors Fred Agbenyo by whopping 4,000 votes

Mr Sammy Gyamfi has defeated Mr Fred Agbenyo in the National Democratic Congress’ internal polls to become the new Director of Communication of the main opposition party.

Mr Gyamfi, a lawyer and former TEIN president of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), beat the incumbent Deputy Communication Director by 4,000 votes at the party’s National Delegates Congress at the International Trade Fair Centre, Accra.

According to provisional results, Mr Gyamfi polled 6,255 votes whereas his only contender in the two-man race, Mr Agbenyo polled 2,255 votes.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

NDC polls: 'Gen. Mosquito' wallops, tames Koku 'The Bull' Anyidoho

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has retained his position as General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the party's National Delegates Congress held at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra.

Known by his moniker 'General Mosquito', Mr Asiedu Nketia routed his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

NDC polls: Ampofo elected Chairman

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been elected as the new National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The former Local Government Minister polled 3,656 votes while his closest contender, Mr Dan Abodakpi, polled 2,199 votes. Alhaji Hudu Yahya garnered 1,823 votes, Betty Mould-Iddrisu managed 355 votes and Danny Anang, a financier of the party had, according to provisional results.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

‘I stand by comments on RTI Bill, criticize me if you want’ – K.T Hammond

Adansi Asokwa Member of Parliament, KT Hammond says he is unfazed by the response from civil society to his position on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill.

According to him, even though he welcomes their criticism of his stance on the Bill, he believes some of the comments made about him are unwarranted.

Citi FMWed, Nov 14, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Emir of Qatar lauds Akufo-Addo for ‘governing Ghana well’

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for his leadership over the last 22 months since he took power.

He told the president he is “governing Ghana well”, and that the fundamentals of the Ghanaian economy, coupled with the prevailing social indicators, points to a “good example” worthy of emulation by others on the continent.

The Emir of Qatar made this known when President Akufo-Addo paid a day’s reciprocal official visit to Qatar, at the invitation of the Emir.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

What Togbe Afede said about the creation of Oti Region

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State in the Volta Region and the President of the National House of Chiefs recently spoke extensively on the proposed creation of Oti Region in a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM.

Below is a transcribed version of the interview with Vivian Kai Lokko of Citi FM on October 25, 2018

(TRANSCRIBED)

My name is VIVIAN KAI LOKKO.

Our guest for tonight is TOGBE XIV, the President of the National House of Chiefs, as well as the Executive Chairman of the World Trade Centre.

Graphic OnlineTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

KNUST: Otumfuo warns against dictatorship

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has stated that no group would be allowed to dictate or conduct itself in a manner, that undermines the integrity of the management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Addressing the Governing Council of the KNUST on Tuesday in Kumasi, after six new members had been sworn into office, the Asantehene said: "Yes, the university is nothing if not a hotbed of free expression and the penchant for rigorous debate must be one of the intrinsic values we inculcate in our students."

Graphic OnlineWed, Nov 14, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

BoG must move quickly to deal with non-bank sector – Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson says the Bank of Ghana (BoG) must move quickly to deal with the non-bank sector to save Ghana’s economy from collapse.

Mr Thompson said the Bank of Ghana has done a good job in cleaning the banking sector adding that without a robust financial system the economy will collapse.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

ECG wants 38% increase in power tariffs

The Electricity Company of Ghana wants Parliament to approve an increase in end user tariffs of at least 37.6 percent to cover the losses it is making on electricity sales under the current tariff structure which has been in effect since April this year.

This year’s edition of the annual major review of electricity tariffs is currently ongoing, under the supervision of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission PURC, although a firm decision on the applicable tariffs for 2019 is not expected until December 9.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Minority predicts more taxes in 2019 budget

Ahead of the 2019 budget presentation in Parliament on Thursday, November 15, the Minority is predicting that the government will introduce new taxes.

These new taxes, according to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, will be the Finance Ministry's solution to bridging the gaping fiscal deficit.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

KNUST re-opens Friday Nov 16 after new members joined 'old' Council

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will return to campus on Friday November 16, 2018 and academic work will start on Monday November 19, 2018.

This follows the swearing in of new members of the Governing Council of the university on Tuesday..

The Chancellor of the university, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has set up a five-member committee to be headed by a judge to investigate what led to the impasse.

Graphic OnlineTue, Nov 13, 2018 Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Waiting until 2019 to construct footbridges too far – Adentan resident

A resident of Madina-Adentan is unhappy with a 2019 timeline given by the Ghana Highways Authority for the construction of bridges on the Madina-Adentan highway.

Selorm Brantie who is a member of the residents association is unimpressed with the assurance by GHA.

He said one year is too long a time and that more people would have died by that time.

According to him, the time to act is now to save lives since one life is one too many to lose.

myjoyonline.comMon, Nov 5, 2018 Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Akufo-Addo approves creation of Anlo District by Executive Order

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has signed the Executive Instrument for the creation Anlo District out of the Keta Municipality, Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Kofi Dzamesi, has said.

According to Kofi Dzamesi, this singular move to create a District for the Anlo Constituency would help accelerate development in the area.

The President, he added, has also signed another Executive Instrument to declare Keta, a harbour enclave, reiterating the President's commitment to delivering on his campaign promise to build a harbour in Keta.

myjoyonline.comMon, Nov 5, 2018 Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Parliament approves Oppong Nkrumah, 5 others as ministers

Parliament has approved the nomination of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as the Information Minister.

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Evans Opoku Bobie, Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison, Upper East Regional Minister Paulina Abayage, and two other Deputy Ministers have also been approved by the House.

Their approval follows a successful vetting by Parliament’s Appointment Committee last week and its recommendation for all the nominees to be approved.

Aviation Minister, Kofi Ada praised the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP for his brilliant answers to questions asked during the vetting.

myjoyonline.comThu, Nov 1, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

British Royals arrive in Accra: Everything you need to know about the historic visit

Today marks the first day of Prince Charles of Wales’ visit to Ghana, the first since 1977. Alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (who is visiting for the first time), the pair plans to tour some parts of Accra and Kumasi throughout the weekend and into Monday before heading to Nigeria on Tuesday morning. Here is everything you need to know.

Why

The trip is at the request of the British government to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and will highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

myjoyonline.comFri, Nov 2, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

George Andah involved in car crash, flown to Accra

Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah is reported to have been involved in car crash Saturday.

Reports say Mr. Andah’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle in the Awutu Senya West Constituency where he represents in Parliament.

Myjoyonline.com understands Mr. Andah, who together with three others, sustained serious injury, have been airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for emergency care.

myjoyonline.comSat, Nov 3, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

'No reason to be poor; 2019 budget full of hope' - President Akufo-Addo assures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the indication that the 2019 budget would "reflect the hope Ghanaians have in the government and the future of the country".

He said though his administration inherited an ailing economy, systematically, it had succeeded, as economic indicators have shown, to put the country's economy back on the right path.

Ghana News AgencySun, Nov 4, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

Kwabena Duffour sues BoG over uniBank license revocation

Dr Kwabena Duffour, a shareholder of the defunct uniBank Ghana Limited, has initiated a fight to reclaim uniBank, which the Bank of Ghana (BoG) on August 1, 2018, collapsed along with four other banks on grounds of insolvency.

The Bank of Ghana on August 1, 2018 merged five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited with the explanation that, investigations had established that the five banks were insolvent.

The banks are BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction, uniBank and Royal.

Graphic OnlineTue, Aug 21, 2018 Wed, Aug 22, 2018

BoG fails to do broader consultation on banks recapitalisation - Prof. Gatsi

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - Professor John Gatsi, the Head of Finance Department, University of Cape Coast, on Tuesday said the Bank of Ghana (BoG) failed to undertake broader stakeholder consultations before starting the indigenous banks’ recapitalisation exercise.

He said the Central Bank should have engaged in transparent and active debate involving bankers, policy-makers, politicians and other key stakeholders in the banking industry to ensure an alternative policy direction.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018