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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 Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Mohammed Dawuni Alhassan has died at age 76. The traditional ruler is said to have died at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on Saturday where he was receiving treatment after a short illness. Confirming the incident, the Dakpema Palace Assistant Secretary, Alhaji Iddrisu Alhassan, said the deceased will be buried Sunday in line with Islamic tradition.
Government has been given an ultimatum to either withdraw the boarding fees from the implementation of free senior high school or give day students allowances or face legal action. Professor Kofi Anokye said government is violating Article 25 of the constitution which requires that all persons shall have equal access to education opportunities and facilities. The CEO of KOANS Estate is of the view that, the provision of free boarding facilities for some students is discriminatory against day students and defeats the purpose of providing free education to all Ghanaian students. He told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, government must make the boarding facilities optional for the wards of parents who can either afford or have special needs to make the free SHS sustainable. According to him, he will file suit after the judiciary is back from recess to ensure that, government complies with constitutional provisions and stop the free SHS program from collapse. He also revealed some lawyers he gave the case to are withdrawing from representing him in court but was sure he will soon go to court to challenge government for discriminating against some beneficiaries of the policy. He has admonished government to pay heed to his concerns and address them in order to ensure that, well deserving beneficiaries get the opportunity to enjoy the policy. ‘’We are hoping they could have withdrawn the boarding aspect if not they should give allowance to day students. If that is not there, the constitution say, there should be no discrimination in the facilities. Why should you go to boarding school and others go to day schools? Government should listen to us. If they don’t, they will come back to us and we will refer them,’’he concluded.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the death of renowned poet, Prof Atukwei Okai as colossal loss. Mr Mahama in a Facebook post said “He was a unique oral poet of our time; a wordsmith whose art was a unique combination of music and dramatization. 'Lorgorligi Logarithms' for which he was well known, tickled our cultural fantasies,” Mr Mahama said. “He would be remembered as a genius whose musical poetry was not only spectacular in imagery and clever wordplay, but also natural in how it captured the cadences and rhythm of speech. "I am yet to know anyone who was not delighted after listening to one of those beautiful poetic renditions by Prof., which we are going to miss forever. "Prof., like the eponymous ‘Rosimaya’, you have finished our Friday and wrecked the rest of our week. "May your soul rest in peace,” he added in a Facebook post. The renowned Ghanaian scholar, cultural activist and author, died in Accra, at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital aged 77. He passed away on Friday, 13 July 2018 after a short illness. Until his death, Prof. Atukwei Okai was the Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) of Ghana.
The Northern Lotto Marketers and Retailers Association (NLM&RA) has apologised to Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) over an unfortunate press conference organised by Nana Kofi Asabre, its Northern Regional Vice Chairman in Tamale. Nana Asabre unilaterally organized a press conference demanding the dismissal of Mr Osei-Ameyaw, but a statement signed by Mr Abubakari Seidu, the Convener of the Association and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said his association was not party to the said press conference held by Nana Asabre. The statement said: “Nana Kofi Asabre press conference against the NLA Boss was born out of malice, selfishness and ignorance of the National Lotto Act, 2006 (Act 722). “We the concerned Northern Lotto Marketers and Retailers Association fully support Mr Osei-Ameyaw, the NLA Boss over his transformational agenda for the Lottery Industry in Ghana”. It said the association strongly believes Mr Osei-Ameyaw has performed creditably well by expanding the lottery business to include the Banker-to-Banker Lotto Operators, Agents and Writers. The statement said the initiative to include the illegal lotto operators to generate more revenue for the Government, increase employment opportunities and also ensure discipline and uniformity in the lottery industry is laudable. It said: “We are urging all to disregard the unilateral press conference organized by Nana Asabre. The lottery industry is too big to accommodate the Private Lotto Operators and Agents as well.” Source: GNA
The Gomoa East constituency organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prince Mensah, has met his untimely death after he was knocked down by unknown vehicle. The organizer who was only elected into office some three weeks ago according to information gathered was knock down late Friday evening whiles riding on his motorbike. The incident occurred at Potin Junction, Communication Officer for the constituency, Fredrick Jones, told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm. The constituency executives he said have been hit hard by the incident because the late organizer, was a hard working party official and ‘’was only elected three weeks ago. And that is what makes the incident sorrowful.’’ Mr Jones indicated that he could not believe the incident until the message started circulating on various Whatsapp groups. ‘’He was a hard working party official. We have lost a great party official in the constituency. His dedication to party work was good and I am saddened by his death.’’
The Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak has taken Gabby Otchere-Darko to the cleaners for attacking former President John Dramani Mahama. The legislator slammed the NPP member and questioned why President Nana Akufo-Addo has failed to fight corruption as he promised Ghanaians and has rather turned into a ‘’clearing agent’’ clearing his appointees who have been accused of being corrupt. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has asked former President John Mahama to “shush” because the Akufo-Addo administration has been kind to him. The NPP stalwart took a swipe former President Mahama who advised the ruling government not increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5 per cent to 21 per cent as speculated through media reports. “The Ghanaian business sector has never experienced such difficult times in the history of the 4th Republic. Akufo-Addo’s proposed new taxes would cripple businesses further and also defeat his much-touted mantra of “from taxation to production,” the former leader said in a Tweet. But reacting Gabby said: “Certainly, the reckless way the NDC ran down the economy in 8yrs (lest we forget), called for creative and intelligent measures to satisfy three things: manage the debt crisis; keep the state machinery running and; deliver on your own promises. The Akufo-Addo government found a way in 2017, and will continue to find ways that will keep faith with the people of Ghana. Be in no doubt. And, please, can somebody out there tell John Mahama to shush! It is not his fault, though. The NPP has been kind to him on the havoc he caused to the economy,” Gabby wrote on Facebook. Responding to the comments by Gabby who is the former head of Danquah Institute said, ''Gabby says what? Your Uncle NADAA and his side kick said they will not borrow, yet have borrowed so much with nothing to show for it! He said he will fight corruption but has become a clearing agent and a facilitator, view #12! Has any dam been constructed, has any factory been established, has any constituency received one million dollars? Your Uncle and his side kick said they will move Ghana from taxation to productivity, yeah, GUTA agreed, AGI agreed, Importers and Exporters agreed, Bankers and Telecos agreed, the Asante Business Association agreed. You got power and you are doing the direct opposite, they are complaining. What do you do, you decide to impose more taxes in the coming days and you say JM should what? Why have you not responded to all these groups? What impunity! Tell me anything fundamentally new your Uncle and your NPP has to show! All you know is to rebrand, relaunch and recommission. Your Uncle appoints, in consultation with your good self, as many believe, 110 ministers, 998 Presidential Staffers, Several CEOs and their bus loads of deputies, and staggering numbers of personal aides and assistants, and you say what? Why should Ghanaians tighten their belts by enduring tax increases when you and your posse are feeding fat at the expense of the tax payer? So much for prudent management and fighting corruption! So much for protecting the public purse! As former President Kufour said at your recent event in Koforidua, power can corrupt, power is tricky! Keep dreaming!''
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is cautioning the general public an expired malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit being offered for sale on the Ghanaian market”. This was contained in a statement issued by the FDA. According to the statement, the re-labeled product has the information: Lot No.05CD017A Mfg. Date : 2018-03-09 Exp. Date : 2020-03-08 Code : B303D “It is therefore a dangerous situation to have a test for malaria using RDT kit, which would certainly produce a false result and may lead to inaccurate diagnosis,” a press statement issued by CEO of FDA, Delese A. Darko, on Friday 13 July 2018, said. The FDA has also cautioned health facilities to desist from using the kit. Meanwhile, the FDA has directed the public to report and call to report. -Hotlines : 0299802932, 0299802933 -Short Code : 4015 (Free on all networks except GLO) -WhatsApp : 0206973065 -Twitter: @fdaghana -Facebook : Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for candidates who sat for the 2018 WASSCE candidates. 26, 434 candidates had their results withheld by WAEC pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination. A total of 316,999 candidates entered for the examination. This figure is 9.6% higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207. The 2018 entry figure was made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. The examination was conducted for 946 participating schools. A total of 1,378 (0.43%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination. The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows: English Language 147,232 {46.79%) obtained A1-C6; 99,402 (31.60%) obtained D7-E8 while 68,002 (21.61%) had F9; Mathematics (Core): 120,519 (38.33%) obtained A1-C6; 94,607 (30.09%) obtained D7-E8 while 99,275 (31.58%) had F9; Integrated Science: 158,691 (50.52%) obtained A1-C6; 109,069 (34.72%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 46,367 (14.76%) had F9; Social Studies: 230,141 (73.27%) obtained A1-C6; 46,464 (14.79%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 37,494 (11.94%) had f9 Read Below the full statement Below is the statement in full. RELEASE OF PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE) FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES. 2018 The West African Examinations Council wishes to inform its numerous publics that it has released provisional results of candidates, who took the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 2018. The Council will despatch the results to the schools and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their results. Meanwhile, the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council's website. The Council is alerting members of the public especially candidates to be wary of impostors, who promise to change examination results for a fee. Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated. Persons with forged results will be exposed. STATISTICS A total of 316,999 candidates entered for the examination. This figure is 9.6% higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207. The 2018 entry figure was made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. The examination was conducted for 946 participating schools. A total of 1,378 (0.43%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination. The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows: English Language 147,232 {46.79%) obtained A1-C6; 99,402 (31.60%) obtained D7-E8 while 68,002 (21.61%) had F9; Mathematics (Core): 120,519 (38.33%) obtained A1-C6; 94,607 (30.09%) obtained D7-E8 while 99,275 (31.58%) had F9; Integrated Science: 158,691 (50.52%) obtained A1-C6; 109,069 (34.72%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 46,367 (14.76%) had F9; Social Studies: 230,141 (73.27%) obtained A1-C6; 46,464 (14.79%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 37,494 (11.94%) had f9 Based on the provisional results, the performance at Al- C6 in Social Studies showed a marked improvement over that of 2017 (52.25% to 73.27%), while Integrated Science recorded a slight improvement (43.66% to 50.52%). On the contrary, Mathematics (Core) showed a drop in performance from 2017 (42.73% to 38.33%). Similarly, there was a drop in the performance in English Language (54.06% to 46.79%). MALPRACTICE The entire results of 26,434 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination. The withheld results of candidates will be cancelled if found culpable, or released if otherwise. CONCLUSION The Council wishes to express its deepest appreciation to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Supervisors, Invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, Examiners and all who in various ways helped in the successful conduct of the examination and the timeous release of results.
The Minority in Parliament has vehemently rejected a loan agreement between the government of Ghana and the export - import Bank of Korea for an amount of US$ 90,000,000.00 to finance the establishment of the university of environment and sustainable development UESD, Bunso Campus. The minority argue that the process is in breach of Act 898 (3) 2015 which which provides that a university campus should be established in Somanya, Donkokrom and any other places as maybe determined by the council. Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Okudjeto Ablakwa said, if the government wants to site a new campus in Bunso other than the already mentioned in the Act, they should come back to parliament to amend the Act. He posited that, , it will be unfair for the NPP government to build a third campus of UESD in Bunso Akim Abuakwa land leaving the original one in Kwahu Afram plains. But the chairman of the finance committee Dr Mark Assibey Yebaoh justified reasons for the establishment of the campus in Bunso. He revealed that, the decision to site the campus at Bunso was arrived after a series of negotiations with the EXIM Bank of Korea. The negotiations with Korean commenced in 2015 as part of the negotiations, the Korean EXIM undertook a six -months feasibility study on possible sites for the campus, the outcome of the study recommended sitting the campus in Somanya, he explained. He added that before the negotiations could be completed, parliament approved a buyer credit facility in November 2016, to finance the construction of the Somanya campus . Following this development and the recommendations of the feasibility studies, the EXIM Bank of Korea agreed to finance the construction of a campus for the university at Bunso. According to him, the Bunso site is located within the research catchment area of a number of agricultural agencies including the cocoa research institute, the cocoa college, university college of Agricultural and environmental studies and the council of scientific research & industrial research. Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah told the house that, the minister has disclosed that the location would help to establish the campus as a centre for excellence. Also speaking, the minority leader, Mr Harruna Idrissu, declared his support for the president's view of expanding tertiary education but advised that due process must be followed. The legislator said, he as a representative of the people will be the last person to debate education matters in political lines but he is calling on government to come to parliament and amend Act 898 (3) 2015. The majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu suggested that, there was nothing wrong with the decision to relocate the campus.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister under former President John Dramani Mahama’s administration, Hanna Tetteh has been appointed as Director for UN’s office in Nairobi. The announcement was made by UN’s Secretary General, António Guterres Ms. Tetteh succeeds Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde who has been appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU). Ms. Tetteh most recently served in the cabinet of the Government of Ghana as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Trade and Industry. She is a practising lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana.
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