Okudzeto Ablakwa on COP Dampare's appointment as IGP
According to him, the President has gotten it right this time round in appointing the noble police officer to occupy that sensitive position. The presidency has appointed COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as Ag. Inspector-General of Police with effect from August 1. He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh, who was appointed IGP by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.
14 million registered as taxpayers, only 6 million file returns
According to Commissioner-General, Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, completion of the integration saw the registration of 14 million taxpayers; but the majority are not filling their tax returns, even though they might be paying their taxes. As a result, the GRA is putting in mechanisms to engage all people who are not filing their tax returns to do so by taking advantage of the tax waiver introduced in the 2021 budget and which ends in September.
Suhuyini to testify against Kennedy Agyapong on Monday
Mr Suhuyini has said he felt obliged to raise the issues against his colleague Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong on the floor of the House because of his background as a journalist. This comes after Speaker Alban Bagbin has referred Mr Agyapong to the Privileges Committee of Parliament for his utterances against a journalist with the Multimedia Group, Erastus Asare Donkor. On Wednesday, July 14, Alhassan Suhuyini raised the issue on the floor of the house and asked the Speaker to refer the matter to the Privileges Committee.
Gov't shouldn't stop funding Black stars because they bring no cup home
Reacting to these assertions, ex-Black Stars player, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu speaking in an interview with Sammy Kay on the Go online show, expressed a contrary opinion. The U-20 world cup winner explained that the system we have here in Ghana is different from the West, hence the government has a major role to play in funding the National teams. The former Udinese man urged government not to relent their effort but rather keep on supporting the senior National team till they win the desired trophy our country has been starved of for the past 39 years.
Akufo-Addo appoints Kennedy Agyapong as Board Chair of Ghana Gas
Kennedy Agyapong with other sworn-in board members of Ghana Gas. The Ghana National Gas Company was first established in July 2011 as a limited liability company with the core mandate geared towards building, owning and operating natural gas infrastructure required for gathering, processing, transportation and marketing.
Wa West MP charges Ghanaians to support COP Dampare as new IGP
According to him, much will be expected from COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare who will officially take over as head of the Police Service on August 1, 2021, after his appointment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Don't sit in your office for hearsay, go to the ground
The incumbent IGP has been relieved of his duty on the directives of the President. A statement from the office of the President stated that ''the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong Boanuh, to embark on terminal leave, with effect from Sunday, August 1, 2021, pending his retirement from the Police Service on Thursday, 7th October 2021''. Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah also urged Ghanaians to support the acting IGP to succeed in his endeavors by providing the Police Service with relevant information on criminals.
Stay focused, listen to advice
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a statement has directed James Oppong Boanuh to embark on terminal leave effective Sunday, August 1, 2021, pending his retirement from the Police Service on Thursday, 7th October 2021. In his stead, COP George Akuffo Dampare has been appointed by the President to lead the Police Service. He cautioned COP Dampare not to let his position make him arrogant but rather he should stay focused on his duties.
It's time to partner private sector for TOR revitalisation
According to him, with private sector participation, efficiency will be guaranteed for the smooth running of the facility. Speaking in an interview with Class Business' Pious Kojo Backah, Dr Yusif Suleman said private sector involvement in running TOR is the best for the refinery's redevelopment.
DBG to plug GH¢158 billion manufacturing, service financing gap
In terms of lending duration, he said the gap for long-term finance - tenure of three years or more - is GH¢52.4billion and that the ability of lenders to provide long-term finance requires access to long-term funding to avoid large maturity mismatches; a situation he is optimistic will become a thing of the past when the DBG becomes operational by end of the year. In 2018 only 33 percent of the volume of banks' loans and advances had a maturity of more than three years - of which loans with maturity of more than five years was only 15 percent, as seen in Panel A, compared to 23 percent in upper-middle-income countries.
I don't regret sacking Maxwell Konadu
The Porcupine Warriors sacked the former assistant coach of the Black Stars five games into the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League over an unimpressive performance. Management of the club led by Nana Yaw Amponsah appointed Portuguese coach Mariano Bareto to steer affairs of the club. The former Black Stars coach despite joining the club mid-way of the season guided the club to finish on the second spot in the domestic top-flight.
Andre Ayew to earn US$200,000-a-month after signing Al Sadd deal
He is expected to arrive in Doha on Thursday morning where he will under-go medicals before signing the deal that will bring an end to his 14-year stay in Europe. Al Sadd posted a video with a statement confirming the capture of the former West Ham and former Swansea City forward. All these figures with the exception of Odion Ighalo attract almost 50% tax whiles Ayew's US$200,000 a month deal is tax-free with easily attainable bonuses like appearances and goals scored per game.
Phar Rangers demoted to Division Three after appeal; Nana Yaw Amponsah cleared
Phar Rangers have been demoted to fourth-tier of Ghana football. The second-tier club instead of serving a five-year ban imposed on them by the Disciplinary Committee will now compete in Division Three, per the Appeals Committee's ruling. This means Nana Yaw Amponsah, believed to be director of Phar Rangers, is cleared to continue holding a position in football.
Solomon Asante set to mark 100th appearance for Phoenix Rising
The two-time USL Most Valuable Player is just a game away from reaching a hundred appearances for coach Rick Schantz's side. Asante is enjoying a great season with PRFC having scored eight goals and six assists. He was recently awarded the Player of the Week after his scintillating performance for PRFC in their 5-0 win over LA Galaxy II at Wild Horse Pass on Saturday night where the Black Stars forward recorded one goal and provided three assists.
Rugby League Federation of Ghana set for Origins' Cup
With a set of two teams, this tournament is tipped to be a display of high performance from individuals and their allocated teams. The two teams for the Origins Cup tournament, Giwa-McNeil XIII and Safi XIII have been named after Mrs Sarah Giwa-McNeil and MEA Director, Remond Safi. According to the national team coach, Andy Gilvary, the management team has been working closely with sponsors and other stakeholders to create its second national team design.
Asamoah Gyan and Thierry Henry are my idols
Peprah said he idolizes Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's all-top scorer and Africa's record goalscorer at the World Cup, and then former France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry who won the World Cup and Champions League during his playing days. He made this known in an interview with Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, few days after helping King Faisal escape relegation on the final day of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season. Peprah ended the season as the second top scorer in the league with 12 goals and has attracted interest from champions Hearts of Oak.
We'll work to grow Ghana Gas Company
Mr Agyapong who is also a Member of Parliament for Assin Central assured the president and Ghanaians that the board will work to grow the Ghana Gas company. The 9-member board was inaugurated by the Minister of Energy, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh.
Majeed Ashimeru gives to the homeless on the streets of Brussels
Ashimeru gave food and other stuffs to the people as he spoke about what it means to come from the streets. Majeed Ashimeru has been giving back to society through his Majeed Ashimeru Foundation and has been instrumental to the people of his community during the COVID-19 period. Ashimeru played against his compatriot Mohammed Kudus in a pre-season friendly over the weekend as Anderlecht lost to Ajax 2-0.
WAFA star Augustine Boakye bemoans departure of Daniel Lomotey
Daniel Lomotey left WAFA in the middle of last season. Boakye targeted 20 assists and everything was going as planned until Lomotey had a lucrative offer which forced him to leave WAFA after the first round. According to Boakye, who many view as the most valuable player in the just-ended league, Lomotey's departure affected him.
Michael Blackson proposes to girlfriend after brief break-up
The pair worked things out and now, they are soon going to be addressed as Mr and Mrs. Michael Blackson pulled the surprise proposal on the Breakfast Club show on Thursday, July 22. Michael disclosed on the show that they were in an open relationship and negotiated that he would have a side chick every month. Michael Black continued that Rada is loyal and that he has never had any girl that is such loyal.