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Dr. Daniel Mckorley, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of McDan Shipping Company, has won the ‘CEO of the Year Award’. This was at the second edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards, jointly organize by Globe Productions, the Transport Ministry, the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) and Graphic Communications Group, in Accra. Mr. McDonald Vasnanie, CEO of Conship, was adjudged the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ with the ‘Promising Entrepreneur’ award going to Isaac Amoako-Mensah. Mrs. Della Russel Ocloo, a journalist with the Graphic Communications Group took the prize for the ‘Reporter of the Year’. Over 40 shipping companies including Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, Sea and Shore services Ghana Limited, Transglobal Logistics Limited, Benmarine Services Limited and Swissport Ghana Limited received prizes. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, applauded the initiative to recognize excellence in the shipping industry. The awards would serve as motivation to everybody – to up their game and improve the quality of client service. He underlined the government’s unswerving determination to create the right conditions and support local and private enterprises to succeed. This was vital to its drive towards job and wealth creation to put the nation beyond aid. Mr. Asiamah said the paperless system at the ports was meant to bring about efficiency and facilitate business operations at the ports. He encouraged the companies to continue to stick with best practices to expand and lead the nation’s socio-economic growth. Ms. Benonita Bismarck, the CEO of GSA, said the award was to recognize individuals and companies that played significant roles in the growth and development of the industry. It was also to acknowledge the key functions within the industry which promoted growth and sustainability. She announced that there was an 18 percent increase in demurrage payment in the first quarter of the year. That came to US$15.4 million dollars. Source: The New Crusading Guide

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has cautioned interested candidates seeking to contest any of the national executive positions to desist from the use of insults, acrimony and rancour. All aspirants the party has assured shall have equal and unfretted access to delegates, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah disclosed at a press conference today [Monday]. The chief scribe who is seeking re-election stressed, camping of delegates is ‘’therefore not an acceptable practice’’. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said, candidates who violate the regulations of the party, would be punished in accordance with the constitution of the party. The sanctions he added may include removal from the party. ‘’Any person or aspirant who flouts these regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary actions in accordance with the constitution of the party,’’ he said. ‘’The party has a strict disciplinary code embedded in our constitution and there are punishments ranging from caution, verbal caution, written caution, suspension for a period, prevention from holding of office to expulsion from the party,’’ he added. Mr Nketiah emphasised the disciplinary committee ''will weigh the offence of a violator and prescribe the appropriate punishment that goes with that offence. Purchasing of nomination forms has been slated to start from 23RD-25TH August 2018. Filing of nomination would follow from 29th August-5th September 2018. The National Vetting Committee would also follow with the vetting and balloting from 10TH-13TH September 2018. The appeals committee has slated September 12th-17th for hearing of appeals, the chief scribe said. Notice of Polls, Women and Youth Elections would follow on 20th September and 13th October respectively. National Congress will climax the entire process on October 20th, 2018.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Gilbert Ankrah, has indicated that the exercise to clear beggars especially children off the streets has yielded positive results. He told Nyankonton Nems that the AMA was working in close collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare towards the reformation and reintegration of these persons into society. The AMA was also engaging with the Gender Ministry to ensure that the beggars would be trained and given skills training so they do not go back to the streets to beg. He said, ‘’I can tell you that we’ve gone far and we are ensuring that they [beggars] do not go back to the streets.’’ He called on Ghanaians to cooperate “and desist from giving money to beggars on the streets as they will be violating the Beggars and Destitute Act, 1969 (PNDCL 392) which criminalizes the act of begging and giving to beggars”. The AMA in June this year rolled out an exercise to remove beggars off the streets. The first round of exercise saw about 200 persons including children from Niger and Nigeria picked up from some ceremonial streets, under bridges and in traffic, mostly begging for alms. Areas such as Airport City, Airport, Accra Mall, Spanner Junction, 37 Military Hospital and the Ghana Standards Board (Shiashie) have been covered. Other areas to be covered include Kaneshie Overhead Bridge, Nima and Maamobi and at traffic intersections at Sunny FM, Okponglo and Graphic Road stretch, the footbridges at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange as well as popular bus terminals like the Neoplan Bus Stop at Achimota, Circle, Kaneshie and the Korle Bu traffic light.
Charges against Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over his treasonable comments he recently made have been dropped. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice have informed the police administration that the state is no longer interested in the case. The outspoken politician was arrested some few months ago after he was accused of treasonable comments. His arrest sparked controversy as senior party officials stormed the National Police Headquarters, CID, to express their displeasure at the arrest. Koku Anyidoho following the ratification of the controversial United States and Ghana military agreement called for a civil coup against President Akufo-Addo. “On January 13, 1972, a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. “There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the Presidency,” he said in a radio interview.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pegged filing fee for the position of National Chairman at ghc 10,000. All vice chair and general secretary candidates are also expected to pay a filing fee of ghc 8,000. This was disclosed at a press briefing by the party's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah at on Monday. Candidates interested in contesting the deputy general secretary position are to pay an amount of ghc 6, 000. The Ghana 6,000 also applies to candidates seeking to contest the National Organizer and Communications Officer positions. National Zongo Caucus, Women's Organizer and National Youth Organizer candidates are also expected to file at ghc 4, 000. All other deputy positions has been pegged at ghc 2, 000. All interested candidates are to purchase their forms from August 23-25, 2018. Endorsement and filing is scheduled to happen from August 29-5 September, 2018. Vetting follows from September 10-13 with hearing of appeals from 12-17, 2018. National Youth and Women Organizer conferences would be held on October 13, 2018. The National Conference is slated for October 20, 2018.
Former Ashanti regional Minister, Peter Anarfi-Mensah is dead. The former regional Minister who worked under former President John Dramani Mahama, died at the Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital today, (Monday). The former minister has been on admission at the hospital over the past two weeks after he was accidentally hit by his own car at his private residence in Kumasi.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has dropped it's flags in memory of the late former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. This was contained in a statement issued and signed by National Chairman, Kofi Porturphy. The statement by the party read: "The NDC cannot forget the solid role Kofi Annan played to raise the flag of Ghana when he was Under Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) during the Rwanda Crisis when President Rawlings was Leader of the Republic of Ghana. It was no surprise that Kofi Annan became the substantive General Secretary of the UN." The former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan died last Saturday in Switzerland. Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself. He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007. Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Read Below the full Statement: Press Release _________________ NDC Drops Flags In Memory Of The Late Kofi Annan _________________________ The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has dropped all the Party's Flags, at the passing away of Kofi Annan. The NDC mourns the passing away of a Son of the Soil. The NDC cannot forget the solid role Kofi Annan played to raise the flag of Ghana when he was Under Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) during the Rwanda Crisis when President Rawlings was Leader of the Republic of Ghana. It was no surprise that Kofi Annan became the substantive General Secretary of the UN. On behalf of the NDC, I salute Kofi Annan for flying high the Flag of Ghana worldwide. Condolences to his immediate family, and condolences to Mother Ghana. May the soul of Kofi Annan rest in perfect peace. Comrade Kofi Portuphy (National Chairmen and Leader of the NDC).
A former presenter and political talk show host, Nana Kwabena Bobie-Ansah is admonishing party delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), to vote for Koku Anyidoho as General Secretary. He has vouched for the integrity of Koku Anyidoho, who is currently the deputy scribe of the umbrella family. Penning an article to encourage delegates to vote Koku Anyidoho, the Bobie-Ansah said, ‘’ Koku I can confidently attest that he’s not corrupt, Infact you cannot throw mud on corruption at him and will stick; no way! Very honest person, straightforward, not a sycophant, a loyal and committed politician, Infact very diligent in his dealings.’’ Kwabena Bobie-Ansah went on to state that, Koku Anyidoho’s competence and sacrifice for the party is unquestionable, adding, ‘’Koku’s commitment to NDC cannot be challenged with any theory and his willingness to die for NDC is a proofing story, his competence as a writer, communicator and administrator too cannot be matched; I wish Koku will win this race for the late Mills and NDC; but am I God?. Read Below his full piece Kwabena Bobie Ansah writes: Good morning folks; obviously my fingers seem heavy as I type this unsolicited article, but whatever it’s I have a burden to deliver as my followers know me to be a consistent person. Preferably I hardly change positions in my decisions unless under strange circumstances. I have vowed not to meddle in the internal affairs of NDC impending regional , national and flagbearer elections; however I am forced to show solidarity to my friend, a brother and a confidante Koku Anyidoho who’s vying for the GS position for NDC. Koku I can confidently attest that he’s not corrupt, Infact you cannot throw mud on corruption at him and will stick; no way! Very honest person, straightforward, not a sycophant, a loyal and committed politician,Infact very diligent in his dealings. What really made me draw soo close to Koku is his ability to stand alone and fight alone if he is damn convinced in his actions; Koku is a typical lion and I naturally enjoy associating myself to such characters. He is not timid. Koku’s commitment to NDC cannot be challenged with any theory and his willingness to die for NDC is a proofing story, his competence as a writer, communicator and administrator too cannot be matched; I wish Koku will win this race for the late Mills and NDC; but am I God?. I am not by saying this despising the efforts of my General and a good friend Mr. Aseidu Nketia; obviously a gallant “soldier “. His qualities and experience is crucial for the party and so I am always glad for him. However my allegiance is to Koku my friend, a brother and a colleague “warrior “, I call him EFO. I wish my brother well, silver and gold I have not but I sincerely from my heart wish Koku well. We have fought side by side, holding each other with firm hands though sometimes shaking because of fatigue but we never lose sight of what the late Mills thought us; INTERGRITY. Bro, this is Kwabena echoing from afar, stay strong and lift up your head. The battle seem tight but play it clean and safe for posterity, put your best foot front and prepare to still be committed to the course no matter the outcome. You are a son of a soldier so you know the rules; play it safe Sir. cheers
International Relations expert and lecturer at Kings University College, Professor Kwame Agyenim Boateng has opined that, the legacy of late former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan will forever live on. The lecturer in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, Kofi Annan was a firm and courageous personality despite the opposition that came his way during his tenure at the United Nations. When asked if the role of Kofi Annan impacted Ghana positively, he said, the appointment of Kofi Annan placed Ghana on the global map and opened opportunities for the country. ‘’His appointment made Ghanaians proud. He projected Ghana in a positive light and assured people of how great Africans were,’’ he said. The late Kofi Annan he added, contributed immensely to global peace, education, peaceful elections among others. To him, the late Annan was not scared of the powerful nations because he of his courage and firmness. ‘’He was a great leader. He did his best for the United Nations,’’ he added. The lecturer predicted that, the late Annan would be honoured across the world because his contributions have help shape the world. Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself. He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007. Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Beginning today [Monday], August 20, the national flag would fly at half-mast across the country and in all Ghana’s foreign missions, in honour of the late Annan, who died on Saturday in the Swiss capital, Berne, at the age of 80. President Akufo-Addo in a statement said “the Government and people of Ghana, First Lady, Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan”. “I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted children, Ama, Kojo and Nina, on this great loss. I am, however, comforted by the information, after speaking to Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep.” “Rest in perfect peace, Kofi. You have earned it. God bless.” The statement said the late Kofi Annan was a consummate international diplomat, who brought tremendous honour to the nation – serving as the first UN Chief from sub-Saharan Africa and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.
Residents at Akokofoto, a suburb of Dansoman where the wife, three children and a mother-in-law of a pastor with Seventh Adventist Church burnt to death, are still a state of shock over the fire disaster. Scores of the residents were seen Monday morning around the scene in shock when Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi visited the area. Some he made attempt to speak to could not hold their tears for the departed souls. They told him the disaster was a painful one and prayed God comforts the bereaved husband and entire family. Reliable information gathered by rainbowradioonline.com has it that, Pastor Kesse is traumatised and currently at his father’s residence. The deceased including a pastor’s wife, three children and mother-in-law were burnt to ashes when fire gutted their storey building. Pastor Ato Kessie, the Dansoman District pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church was not in the house at the time the incident happened. Some have alleged that the fire service arrived at the scene late. But the fire service disputed the claims insisting they arrived at the scene seven minutes after the distress came through. However, the residents and eyewitnesses who saw the incident rubbished the response form the GNFS.
Head of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih has admonished politicians to refrain from the needless verbal attacks on the new chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa. He found the trend worrying and further admonished political leaders to refrain from attacking the new commissioner and the electoral body itself. The religious leader said, it would be unfair to discredit the new commissioner who was appointed and sworn in few weeks ago when she hasn’t started her work. Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih noted that persons who are appointed to manage the Electoral Commission (EC), don’t make any difference rather, principles does. Speaking at the recent Jalsa Salana UK event organized recently, the Ahmadiyya Muslim leader stressed, if the person is principled enough and prepared to serve and serve well, that is what is important.’’ He said, ‘’it doesn’t really matter who the person would be. It is the work output,’’ that is important. He described the new EC boss as a well-known Ghanaian who has been in public for quite a long time and we’ve never seen her demonstrating political partisanship in any of her undertaking. For him, ‘’we need to allow her [EC boss] to do what she can do and see what happens. It is then we would be in the position to criticise her.’’ The President, Nana Akufo-Addo on August 1, 2018, sworn in Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new Electoral Commissioner, who took over from dismissed Mrs Charlotte Osei who was sacked from office on grounds of misbehaviour breach of procurement processes. The Executive Director of Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) will be deputized by the Head of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr Eric Bossman and the Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Mr Samuel Tettey. A corporate lawyer, Mrs Adwoa Asuama Abrefa has also been sworn in as a member of the commission.
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