GhanaWeb News Summaries from September 24, 2021
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Milovan Rajevac has not been approved by govt
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Milovan Rajevac has not been approved by govt


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The deputy minister for Youth and Sports, Evans Owusu Bobie, has revealed that the government is yet to approve anyone as the new Black Stars coach as has been speculated.

He added that the government hasn't approved Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac or any other coach as a replacement for the sacked Charles Akonnor.

According to him, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has not received the report from the Ghana Football Association on who is suitable for the vacant Black Stars coaching job.


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Chamber of Commerce signs MoU with Regent University to bridge industry-academia gap


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Mr Osei-Amoako said the MoU sought to create a broad framework of collaboration in the areas of research and innovation, training and development, and industry-academic cooperation to support entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

He said the MoU would promote research and innovation, industry-academia collaboration, and training and development opportunities.


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Mourinho almost forced team to train with shinpads because of Essien


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Speaking to Bonus Finder, the ex-Manchester City star stated that training was quite hard under 'The Special One,' especially when the Ghanaian joined in 2005 from France.


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Ghana's Kamaldeen Sulemana follows in the footsteps of Dembele
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Ghana's Kamaldeen Sulemana follows in the footsteps of Dembele


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Suleman's brace against Clermont Foot makes him the second youngest footballer to score a double in the French top-flight after Ousmane Dembele who featured for Rennes between 2015 and 2016.

The Barcelona forward during his spell scored a brace to become the youngest player to reach that feat.

With Kamaldeen scoring a double last night, he has become the second youngest player to achieve that record in France.


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2022 FIFA WC Qualifier: Gabonese Referee appointed to handle Ghana/Zimbabwe clash
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2022 FIFA WC Qualifier: Gabonese Referee appointed to handle Ghana/Zimbabwe clash


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Doumbouya Aboubacar from Guinea would be the Referee Assessor while Mohammed Sanusi of Nigeria acts as the Match Commissioner.

Ghana would take on Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Sports stadium on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 1600Hrs.

Ghana would host Zimbabwe before traveling for the Away encounter.


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We have quality to challenge Hearts of Oak for GPL trophy
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We have quality to challenge Hearts of Oak for GPL trophy


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Dr Prosper Narteh joined Asante Kotoko from WAFA. Newly appointed Asante Kotoko coach, Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum, has reiterated that his club has the quality to challenge for trophies ahead of the upcoming 2020/2021 Ghana football season.

The Porcupines Warriors lost the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League trophy to rivals Accra Hearts of Oak as they finished second behind the Phobians.

Speaking after his appointment to replace Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto, Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum has said that his team has the quality to end Asante Kotoko's seven-year wait for a Ghana Premier League trophy.


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Hearts of Oak goalkeeper's trainer reacts to automatic qualification in CAF Champions League
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Hearts of Oak goalkeeper's trainer reacts to automatic qualification in CAF Champions League


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Goalkeeper's trainer of Accra Hearts of Oak coach Eric Amponsah has reacted to the Phobians' automatic qualification to the group stages of the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League.

Reports earlier stated that the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League champions could get a qualification over Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca following a FIFA ban imposed on the Moroccan club from participating in this year's CAF Champions League.

Coach Eric Amponsah's jubilation on Twitter confirms reports that Accra Hearts of Oak have already made it to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.


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Ghana to pay Serbian Milovan Rajevac $100k signing on fee
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Ghana to pay Serbian Milovan Rajevac $100k signing on fee


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The report by Joy Sports states that the signing on fee is included in the contract agreed between the GFA and the Serbian ahead of his official announcement.

Ghanasoccernet.com reported Thursday, that Milovan arrived in Ghana Monday to start his second stint as Black Stars coach.

Rajevac with the support of GFA officials and Black Stars management committee members has started issuing out invitations to players for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.


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Scale up your business with modern technology
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Scale up your business with modern technology


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The discussion focused on possible ways of starting business, and aimed to equip start-ups with business ideas to enable them operate a successful business.

He said if one's business idea was not scalable, whatever efforts he or she made or techniques deployed it would be difficult to scale up the business.


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Nunoo Sarpei 'privileged' to meet compatriot Kevin-Prince Boateng


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The meeting happened after Kevin-Prince Boateng's Hertha Berlin secured victory over Greuther Furth, which has Sarpei in their ranks.

Despite being on the losing side, Sarpei was extremely happy to meet the former Black Stars forward who was born in Germany.

Hans Nunoo Sarpei was not involved in the game as he was on the substitute bench, but he took the opportunity to meet one of his idols.


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Ghana Domain Name Registry gets governing board
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Ghana Domain Name Registry gets governing board


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Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communication and Digitalisation, who swore in the Board members, said the appointment of a governing board for the Registry was a critical milestone in Ghana's domain name history.

Dr Tina Owusu-Prempeh, the Chairperson, welcomed the challenge and assured the Minister of members' readiness to implement policies and programmes that would not only generate income but also build a strong domain name for the country.


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COCOBOD increases funding for 2021/2022 crop season
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COCOBOD increases funding for 2021/2022 crop season


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COCOBOD was able to secure the facility at an interest rate of 1.1 per cent plus libor from 28 lenders - below the 1.75% plus libor it got for the 2020/2021 crop season.

COCOBOD, which broke a 10-year cocoa production record with 1,045,000 metric tonnes of cocoa beans, is hopeful of exceeding the current record - hence the decision to increase the facility for the next season.


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Funny Face fights over custody of his first 'secret' daughter based in Germany
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Funny Face fights over custody of his first 'secret' daughter based in Germany


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The latest drama from the camp of the 'Kasoa Trotro' actor is that one of his baby mamas has vowed to give parental custody of one of his daughters, Yaa Boatemaa, to another man in Germany, where she resides because she claims Funny Face is not the biological father.

According to Funny Face, his daughter with the unnamed woman is his first child ever, but now he's being denied his fatherly rights.

The comic actor says he will not relent in having his daughter back, despite being called a psychopath and accused of lying about having a daughter in Germany.


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Here is how the cedi is performing against major foreign currencies as of September 23


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On the interbank board today, September 23, 2021, the Ghana cedi is trading against the dollar at a buying price of 5.8599 and a selling price of 5.8657 as compared to yesterday's trading of a buying price of 5.8601 and a selling price of 5.8659.

Against the Pound Sterling, the cedi is trading at a buying price of 7.9964 and a selling price of 8.0050 as compared to yesterday's trading of a buying price of 8.0107 and a selling price of 8.0193.


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Meet Kweku Phocus, the 'orphanage boy' poised for musical stardom
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Meet Kweku Phocus, the 'orphanage boy' poised for musical stardom


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Kweku Phocus who grew up at the orphanage home owned by his mother Naomi Esi Amoah, revealed that he developed a passion for singing as he often sang to kids in the orphanage.

Kweku Phocus said singing to these kids generated the passion for music and craves to use his songs to motivate people and aims to create a great avenue for people to build on their God-giving talent and also provide support for the less privileged.

Kweku Phocus added that he wants to use his music to educate people while serving as an inspiration to others as well as producing back-to-back hits.


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Govt to support small-scale miners at all levels


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Addressing the Bibiani Chapter of the Ghana National Small-Scale Mining Association in the Western North Region, Mr Jinapor said government was focused on initiating appropriate policy interventions to support and cushion small-scale miners.

Mr Jinapor said government had procured one 100 mercury-free processing machine to, among other things, assist the miners to work sustainably using the right approach.


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Energy Ministry to secure 100 per cent import waiver on electric vehicles
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Energy Ministry to secure 100 per cent import waiver on electric vehicles


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According to the International Energy Agency, there are over 10 million electric vehicles in operation worldwide, making it clear that the world was moving away from conventional automobile engine vehicles to electric ones.

Mr Anthony Boye Osafo-Kissi, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bui Power Authority, said the collaboration of the Energy Commission and the Energy Ministry in promoting electric vehicles and the drive to productively utilise the excess electricity in the grid system was a step in the right direction.


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Anybody who talks negatively about me will get an accident
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Anybody who talks negatively about me will get an accident


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Dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, better known in the music industry as Shatta Wale, has issued a warning to persons who are bent on destroying his hard-earned reputation.

According to Shatta, any individual who circulates bad information about him will be involved in an accident adding that they will have no peace if they fail to abort their evil plans against him.

The latter described Shatta Wale as a fake artiste who goes about begging big men in the country for money and favours.


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Part of IMF's SDR should go to AfDB, Afreximbank for industrialisation, job creation
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Part of IMF's SDR should go to AfDB, Afreximbank for industrialisation, job creation


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The new SDR allocation which became effective on 23rd August 2021 will augment the additional financing needs of countries, especially low-income countries, caused by the impact of the pandemic on public finances.

According to the IMF, the SDR allocation will benefit all members, address the long-term global need for reserves, build confidence, and foster the resilience and stability of the global economy.


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Ghana controls only 3.14% of global cocoa powder trade
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Ghana controls only 3.14% of global cocoa powder trade


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Due to the general high quality of the country's cocoa - low levels of bean defects - resulting in favourable flavour, low levels of debris, cadmium, and others, Ghana's cocoa exports currently represent an average of about three percent of global exports for unsweetened cocoa powder.

The support given to domestic processing for export has been contributing significantly to the rise in Ghana's unsweetened cocoa powder trade.


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