Nkoranza: EC to conduct District Level elections on April 16
This is in accordance with the District Level Elections Regulations 2015, following the "Expiration of the term of office of the Assembly and Unit Committee members of the two Districts." A statement issued by the EC on Tuesday, February 22, 2021 said: "Nomination forms may be obtained at the District Offices in the affected areas" or on the Website of the Electoral Commission. It added that: "All enquiries related to these Elections should be addressed to the District Offices within the areas mentioned."
Sebastian Barnes eyes Hearts of Oak coaching job
Barnes who played for Accra Hearts of Oak between 1991 and 1995 has expressed his readiness for the job, saying he is the only solution to the club's problem. "I'm the only solution for Hearts Of Oak," he posted on his Facebook page. The club is in search of a substantive coach following Papic's exit.
Super Clash: Hearts-Kotoko game to be played behind closed doors- Henry Asante Twum
The GFA has issued a directive for all games to be played behind closed doors for the next four weeks due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the country. With the first biggest game of the season coming off this Sunday behind closed doors, Henry Asante Twum said there will be no exemption for this big game. "There will be no fans at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday for the Kotoko vs Hearts match. We made it clear in the press release we issued on playing our games behind closed doors till the end of the first round of the league", he told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM. "We have signed a contract with right holders at the beginning of the season so we can't decide in the middle of the season and ask the right holders to broadcast the games on free to air. We need to protect their rights", Henry said on making the game live on TV. He pleaded with the supporters of the two teams to be patient as the GFA engages all the various stakeholders on how to make the game available for all to watch.
Election Petition: The petitioner is worried
Seven Judges and sometimes nine for review cases have thrown out over 6 applications of the petitioner with the recent one being a review application on the Supreme Court's decision not to allow the reopening of his case. Sammy Gyamfi, a member of the Petitioner's legal team speaking after the Court's ruling on Monday bemoaned the fact that John Mahama is being denied a fair hearing. "The petitioner is worried that the court in deciding these applications are not applying statutes that have been passed by our parliament; statutes that the court has been applying in other cases and we think that the petitioner is being denied a fair hearing and it is important that these issues be pursued to their logical conclusion," he intimated.
We'll strive for reduction in cost of COVID-19 test at KIA
Minister-designate for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah is willing to engage with Frontiers Healthcare Limited on a reduction of COVID-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport. Non-ECOWAS passengers coming to Ghana by air are required to pay $150 for a 30-minute PCR COVID-19 test administered by Frontiers Health Care Limited. The Minister-designate said he will negotiate with Frontiers Healthcare Limited for a reduction if approved.
It'll be difficult for me to legalise okada
"We will not be able to legalise okada today because the numbers are not pointing in the direction that we should. Also, considering the fact that enforcement is a problem in this country. Based on the current information on the grounds, it will be difficult for me to spearhead the legalisation of okada." This debate on the legalisation of okada was largely discussed within the media space after the National Democratic Congress' presidential candidate for the 2020 polls promised to legalise the business if voted into power. The Okada Riders Association of Ghana pledged their support.
Scrap law school entrance exam
MountCrest University College has held its 10th matriculation ceremony with a call for an overhaul of Ghana's legal education system, and the immediate scrapping of the entrance examination for the Ghana School of Law. Addressing the fresh students at the ceremony which was held online, Mrs. Irene Ansa-Asare Horsham, the Rector of MountCrest, the first private university in Ghana to run a law faculty, said, "Our system of legal education has, rather than being progressive, become restrictive based on what I consider to be an erroneous notion that we have too many lawyers in Ghana". The first step, she said, is to scrap the entrance examination to the Ghana School of Law immediately because that examination creates a danger of taking away the focus of law faculties from training ethically responsible graduates with a strong sense of good governance and social justice to rather focusing solely on strategies aimed at passing the law school entrance examination at the end of the LLB and in effect produces what she called, "Walking encyclopaedias".
Focus on your marital issues; Mona Gucci 'slaps' Mcbrown with wild allegations [ARTICLE]
Expressing her disappointment in the actress, she alleged that Nana Ama McBrown is facing marital issues because her husband,Maxwell Mensah, has allegedly cheated on her. "You McBrown you know you also have skeletons in your cupboard. They shouldn't make me their problem. A Plus should think about his wife and McBrown should think about her marital problem," Mona said. According to Mona, she has evidence that Maxwell Mensah has cheated on Nana Ama McBrown with a friend close to the actress.
Tiger Woods undergoes surgery following car crash in California – Citi Sports Online
15-time Golf major champion, Tiger Woods sustained "Multiple leg injuries" in a serious car crash in California. His manager, Mark Steinberg, said: "Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support." Woods has been in Los Angeles as tournament host for last week's Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, but the 15-time major champion is currently unable to play, or even practice, following further back surgery towards the end of December.
Kwaku Asiamah clarifies issues surrounding contract for COVID-19 testing at KIA
Minister-designate for Transport and Aviation, Kwaku Asiamah has clarified issues pertaining to the agreement between the Government of Ghana and Frontiers Health Care Limited for COVID-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport. "Per the information I have, Frontier Healthcare is a registered company in Ghana. The brief I have from Ghana Airports Company Limited was that Frontier Healthcare approached them and proved that they have the capacity to under the. Their equipment was certified by the FDA after it was forwarded to them by the Ghana Airport company." Non-ECOWAS passengers coming to Ghana by air are required to pay $150 for a 30-minute PCR COVID-19 test administered by Frontiers Health Care Limited.
UCL: Giroud overhead kick gives Chelsea win over Atletico Madrid – Citi Sports Online
Giroud put the ball in the net with an acrobatic overhead kick and, although it was originally judged offside, a video assistant review showed the ball had come off Atletico's Mario Hermoso in the build-up. This was Thomas Tuchel's first Champions League game in charge of Chelsea and it took place in Bucharest, Romania, because of coronavirus restrictions. Marcos Alonso and Timo Werner had shots saved by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but the Spanish side, who included former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, struggled to create scoring chances apart from Joao Felix's acrobatic volley, which went over.
Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday
Ghana will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, government announced in a statement. "The Government of Ghana will on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, receive the first batch of the Coronavirus vaccine at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra," the statement said. "It's very important to educate people on the vaccine because if we don't vaccinate a large number of people, it will be in vain. There's nothing that doesn't have any side effects. As I mentioned, it's not just for #COVID19 vaccines. It's true that the vaccine will change your immune system but it's changing it for the better," he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Tuesday.
Analysis: Why Health Minister-designate and MP elect for Dormaa Central won the seat for a fourth time
Mr Agyemang-Manu won the Dormaa Central seat in the December 7 parliamentary elections beating his main rival of the NDC, Mr Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng, a former Municipal Chief Executive for Dormaa Central. Mr Adu Jack had embarked on a vigorous campaign to galvanise support from the party's base motivating and encouraging them to try him as the party's surest bet to win the Dormaa Central seat from the NPP. Following the abysmal, shambolic performance and poor showing by Mr Adu Jack in the 2016 elections although he had lost narrowly, and closed the gab between him and his main contender Mr Agyemang-Manu, an idea to float Mr Asubonteng's name quickly surfaced and was strategically advanced across. Clearly, from the analysis above, the last three months of Mr Agyemang-Manu in 2020 was a strictly busy and a pretty hectic one for the Health Minister and MP elect for Dormaa Central on social media particularly Facebook.
The voice of the musician can straighten up the economy of a country- Shasha Marley
"If the country is not going well, it is not the politicians who will make things better. It is the voice of the musician that will straighten up the economy of the country. Let me give you an example, when the army coast in Cote D'Ivoire went into the crisis and they were fighting, it took the voice of Alpha Blondy to unite them." "When you look at the big issues in the past, it took the voice of Bob Marley to unite the world. When Bob Marley played a song like Zimbabwe, it didn't take long for Zimbabwe to gain independence", he stated. Shasha Marley believes that as musicians, they have much more "Anointing" than pastors.
Parent fumes as his 3 sons contract COVID at PRESEC
A parent whose three sons at the Presbyterian Boy's Secondary School in Accra have contracted COVID-19 has raised concerns over what he says is the rising cases of infections at the school. About 14 students at PRESEC have allegedly been quarantined by health officials at the school. "As I speak to you right now, they have over 14 people quarantined at the school. And I can tell you on authority that six parents are in the same predicament as I am, six of us, one of them works at CHRAJ. I have three sons there, two of them got infected first I went for them and we treated them and they went back and I have gone for the third one who also has it. They have put the third one on oxygen," the worried parent told GHOne TV. He said he does want to speak openly about the matter out of fear of bringing the name of the school into disrepute.
Akufo-Addo-Bagbin 'tussle' imminent over Council of State appointees
"The possibility exists that this number may be further expanded but there ought to be an amendment of the constitution which will allow the President to appoint 17 as against 11 members of the Council in order to maintain in the new regional governance structure, the equilibrium of the Council as originally provided by the office of the Constitution." "After 28 years of the Fourth Republic, I think it is fair to say that one of the most successful Councils of State we have had has been the one that worked with me in my first term of office. We saw an intellectually vibrant Council, an active one that took its responsibility seriously." "Not only does this promote continuity in the work of the Council, but also allows these retained members to share their experiences with their new colleagues to enable them contribute meaningfully to the work of the 8th Council of State."
Becca's mother laid to rest in the U.K [ARTICLE]
A little The Ghanaian singer's biological mother was reported to have died in London, where she is based, after battling an illness. Becca's estranged relationship with her mother became a public topic after reports of her complaining that her daughter has abandoned her surfaced online after an explosive interview with Chris-Vincent. Becca paid tribute to her mother hours after her death when she took to social media to say that "One of the darkest days of my life. I just lost My mom... Madam Julie Oti following a very brief illness".
Women's Premier League to expand to 18 next season
According to the GFA, the Executive Council believes the expansion would give players of the league the opportunity to play more games and also develop their careers better in Ghana. This means, there would be nine women clubs in each Zone where each club would play a minimum of 16 League matches in the season, the final league championship match, the Champion of Champions in addition to the Women's FA Cup matches. The Women's Premier League which began in 2012 is played in two Zones.
Spotify to expand into new markets in Africa, Asia...Ghana & Nigeria included [Details] » GhBasecom™
Spotify is expanding into over 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages - including key territories across Africa such as Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. The news comes close to a year after Spotify rival Apple Music announced its expansion into 52 new global markets, taking its total reach to 167 markets. In a blog post expanding on the news, Spotify states that its Free and Premium plans will be available across all the new markets, while in select markets, the company's Individual, Family, Duo, and Student Plan options will be offered.
Funny Face sought spiritual help to attain fame, must return to redeem himself to be free
In an interview with Oman Channel sighted by GhanaWeb, Rev Sampene disclosed that due to the aura around Funny Face that causes him to attract love from children including his own, he took it upon himself to consult God on what could be behind the actor's predicament. "I like him because my kids love him so when his issue started, I asked God what was wrong. Then one day whiles I was saying my personal prayer God spoke to me. What God told me was that before he became the popular Funny Face that we all know he took a spiritual step and it has nothing to do with the church. He went to seek for spiritual help from a place because all his efforts were not yielding results," he stated. Prescribing a solution to the Funny Face situation, Rev Sampane listed a couple of options that the comedian can undertake to redeem himself.