The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has organized a three-day medical training in Yaoundé, Cameroon to train medical doctors for clubs taking part in this year's CAF Champions League.
Among the leading resource persons at the training, which ended today, was Dr Prince Pamboe, a member of the medical committee of the Ghana Football Association, who is also a member of CAF Sub committee on Sports Cardiology.
Dr Pamboe, who is also a CAF Sports Medicine Instructor, and his team of experts are also to develop strategies to carry out research leading to injury prevention and prevention of sudden death in the pitch as a result of heart attacks.
Personnel of the National Service Scheme (NSS) will by May 15, 2017 risk losing their allowances if they fail to validate their particulars with the scheme.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Mustapha Ussif on Tuesday.
The statement said the validation comes as a follow-up exercise to their reforms in the E-zwich payment system.
It added: “All national service personnel are therefore expected to obtain validation forms from the district secretariats of the NSS, fill them with their respective heads of departments, and personally submit them to the district secretariats by Monday, 15th May, 2017 to complete the validation process,” the statement said.
“It is important for national service personnel to note that, anyone who is not validated by the stipulated date, will be considered nonexistent and therefore, WILL NOT be paid his/her allowance,” the statement noted.
Theresa May has accused European politicians of making "threats" against Britain to try to influence the general election result.
The PM launched a stinging attack on the "bureaucrats of Brussels" in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen.
She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks to fail.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said she was "playing party games with Brexit" to try to win the general election.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was "irresponsible" of her to "poison" the atmosphere with the EU.
And a senior EU source told the BBC the PM's suggestion that officials were trying to affect the election result was "pure fantasy".
Parliament was dissolved at midnight, meaning the election is formally under way, and the PM made her speech after visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
She said events of the past few days had shown "just how tough" Brexit talks are likely to be.
"Britain's negotiating position in Europe has been misrepresented in the continental press," she said, in a reference to a German newspaper's account of her dinner with the EU Commission chief.
"The European Commission's negotiating stance has hardened. Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials.
"All of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place on 8 June."
Mrs May said she wanted to reach a Brexit deal, and for the EU to succeed: "But the events of the last few days have shown that - whatever our wishes, and however reasonable the positions of Europe's other leaders - there are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed."
The PM also warned of "serious" consequences if the Brexit talks failed, which would be felt by "ordinary, working people across the country".
"If we don't get the negotiation right, your economic security and prosperity will be put at risk and the opportunities you seek for your families will simply not happen.
"If we do not stand up and get this negotiation right we risk the secure and well-paid jobs we want for our children and our children's children too.
"If we don't get the negotiation right, if we let the bureaucrats of Brussels run over us, we will lose the chance to build a fairer society with real opportunity for all."
She was criticised by Ms Sturgeon, who tweeted: "UK needs best possible Brexit deal and has limited leverage, so for PM to poison atmosphere for partisan reasons is deeply irresponsible.... Having called election for reasons of party not national interest, PM now seems intent on fighting campaign in same way."
Mr Corbyn added: "By winding up the public confrontation with Brussels, the prime minister wants to wrap the Conservative party in the union jack and distract attention from her government's economic failure and rundown of our public services.
"But Brexit is too important to be used as a political game in this election."
The Lib Dems accused the PM of "creating a row for her own political ends", and UKIP's Patrick O'Flynn said millions of his party's voters remained worried the UK would leave the EU "with the worst possible terms".
Analysis by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg
Theresa May just used one of the most powerful microphones in the country for blunt diplomacy indeed.
It's worth pointing out she made careful aim at the EU institutions, rather than the individual leaders, with whom she'll have to deal one on one.
But forget that nuance for a moment - this was quite some statement, quite an accusation to make. It seems the prime minister is intent on playing the Brexit card for all it's worth in the next election.
Mrs May's statement came during a day in which the UK's Brexit Secretary and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier had appeared at odds over the size of the "Brexit bill" the UK would owe when it left the European Union.
The Financial Times claimed the likely bill had risen sharply from 60bn to 100bn euros, basing its calculations on new data from across Europe.
Mr Barnier said there was no agreed figure but the UK and EU had entered into "mutual commitments" which must be honoured.
Mr Davis said the UK would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but "not just what the EU wants".
The dissolution of Parliament means there are no MPs - only candidates - until polling day.
However, government ministers retain their roles and continue their work.
MPs are allowed access to Parliament for just a few days in which to remove papers from their offices, and facilities provided by the House of Commons are no longer available to them from 17:00 BST. It was the shortest Parliament since 1974.
The Founder and General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Badu Kobi has revealed that his favourite secular song is Shatta Wale's 'Bie Gya'.
He made the revelation in an interview with Sokoohemaa on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
In an interview with the host, the prophet said that there are a lot of secular songs that appeal to him but 'Bie Gya' ranks top.
When asked his secret to having a number of celebrities follow him, he said, the celebrities who are described as secular are professionals and when ‘’they jam, they jam because it is their professional jobs. So you cannot ostracize them. We should rather teach people righteousness so they can make their own decisions. We have labelled people as secular and so they have turned away from the church. I love God and do what he says. I have made him to understand that he is my first love. I am also obedient and that is the reason why I have these celebrities follow me.''
He added, when God ask you to do something, no matter how painful it is to you, you have to do it.
On his resolve to give out cars to people he had this to say: ‘’I don’t value material things.’’
According to the anointed man of God, God has blessed him with wealth and he must not have alone but rather extend to others.
General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church International has faulted the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), for suspending Rev. Josh Laryea, a gospel musician and pastor at the Doxa Temple branch of the Church.
According to him, the Church’s action was wrong and he would not have taken such an action.
The Church [ICGC] says the decision was taken to suspend Rev Laryea after it received a report against the pastor.
The letter indicated that, “The Presbytery has authorised the Disciplinary Committee to look into the allegations levelled against Rev. Laryea”.
It also added that, “Rev. Josh Laryea is being withdrawn from the pulpit and thereby the Doxa Temple with immediate effect. This is to allow the Committee carry out its work uninterrupted.”
But commenting on the issue on Rainbow Radio with Sokoohemaa on her mid-morning show, Prophet Badu Kobi said, the suspension of Rev. Josh Laryea was wrong. I wouldn’t have done that, no it was wrong. It was not right. Some of the pastors that ostracized Josh Laryea are flirtatious. We don’t speak the truth, who is more righteous than the other. The Lord Jesus who we follow did not suspend anyone. Where in the bible is suspension,'' he questioned.
When asked whether the suspension was wrong, he stressed, it was a wrong decision and what’s the purpose of the suspension, he quizzed.
Prophet Kobi added, the bible directs us to guide people when they go wrong and so why the suspension? What kind of life is that?
He was answering a question asked by the host why majority of Ghana’s celebrities follow him and why he’s not driven out musicians described as secular artistes from his Church.
According to him, Christ came purposely for the unsaved and so if Churches would turned such people away on the basis that they belong to the secular world, then they have defeated the purpose of why Christ came into the world.
Policy think tank, Strategic Thinkers Network (STRANEK) has called for a full scale investigation into the alleged missing cocaine at the Tema port some few weeks ago.
The Finder Newspaper in a newspaper publication alleged at some 500kg worth $ 30 million had gone missing.
Meanwhile authorities at the port have dismissed the story.
But STRANEK is of the view that, investigation should be conducted into the missing cocaine saga.
Below is the full statement:
*REFUSAL OF MISSING COCAINE BY CEPS SECTOR COMMANDER NOT SATISFACTORY; PROBE FURTHER-STRANEK*
Revelations were made by The Finders sources on a missing 10 (ten) bags of suspected cocaine, each weighing 50kgs (500kg in all) hidden in a consignment of rice with an estimated street value of about $30 million in the Tema Port under mysterious circumstances.
Confidence Nyadzi, Tema Sector Commander of CEPS has debunked the revelations and accusations. However, we at Strategic Thinkers Network (STRANEK) per the conflicting nature of the statement by the Tema Sector Commander of CEPS, can confidently say that the cocaine is indeed missing until proven beyond reasonable doubt hence this saga must not be thrown under the carpet. Narcotic Control Board (NACOB), Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) among other authorities which must be tasked by government must probe microscopically to unravel the real truth behind the cocaine saga.
Retrospectively with regards to past cocaine sagas, narratives were said by Chief Inspector Charles Adaba et al during the MV Benjamin Saga. Darkey among others were not excluded in the narratives and initial submissions. The submissions and narratives were a mirage in the long run. The 25 slabs of cocaine against 30 slabs as reported and many other monstrous revelations.
Also in the retrospective mood, a cocaine saga alleged against Mr Amoateng, a sitting MP as at that time arrested in the United States had his story twisted to the general public about his innocence only for the US authorities to bring out the naked facts of his involvement in the trading of cocaine. The twists and turns on past cocaine sagas have been injurious to the country.
Strategic Thinkers Network (STRANEK) deem it fit to indicate that the cocaine saga must be tackled in a bit non-partisan manner and we must see results this time. Otherwise, we at STRANEK will not let the matter go. A cogent logical conclusion must be reached at all cost.
Cogent logical conclusion from the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and probably Suriname devoid of political influence will be convincing enough so far as the cocaine saga is concerned.
We hope action will be expedited to send a signal as a country about our die-hard interest in fighting drug-trafficking.
We are all involved in building our motherland Ghana.
Nii Tettey Tetteh
Deputy Executive Director
International Radio Station, Rainbow Radio 87.5fm on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 celebrated General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Badu Kobi on his birthday.
The renowned prophet was hosted in the studio by Rainbow Radio’s Sokoohemaa on her mid-morning show.
The prophet took listeners through his life history and how far he’s come as a man of God who is doing great through the anointing of the Holy Ghost.
He was joined by some celebrated musicians and Ghanaian actors and actresses in the studios of Rainbow Radio.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the your award winning station also joined in the surprise birthday celebration.
Prophet Badu Kobi is a messenger of God sent to restore beauty to the church. A man endowed with secrets of divine wisdom for gloriousness. He is a model for every Christian.
He is the Founder and General overseer of Glorious Wave Church International, President of Kingdom Bible College, Emmanuel Kobi Ministries and the author of several publications and books including "Born for Glory" and " The Church Back to Eden”.
Presidential hopeful and former Member of Parliament (MP), for La Dadekotopon constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale has cautioned persons he refers to as cabals within the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to desist from imposing candidates on them.
Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the former legislator opined that, the party have structures and these structures must be allowed to work.
According to him, the party does not practice a monarchical system of leadership nor a chieftaincy system, where candidates would be imposed on party members.
In his view, the party members must ensure that the wrongs are corrected so the system of accountability, and transparency preached by the founder of the party, former Jerry John Rawlings, is re-enforced.
He was speaking in reaction to the posters of Alban Bagbin which have popped up with the inscription ‘Alban Bagbin for 2020’.
When asked if he was scared of some the candidates popping up for the position as presidential candidate for NDC in 2020, he said, that is rather good and healthy for the party. Bagbin had expressed his interest in running for the presidency and so it is good that he has come out to indicate his intention.
The Chief Scribe of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the admonishing by President Nana Akufo-Addo to Ghanaian workers would be like a preaching by a pastor if not backed by strong policies and systems to address them.President Akufo-Addo in his speech said: “If we are going to make the changes we all want, then we have to start with a change in attitude to work. Government is ready to do its part and I am counting on you Secretary General to lead the campaign for a change in attitude to work and increase in productivity.”“I have said it at another forum, but I think it bears repeating: we arrive at work late and then spend the first hour in prayer; we are clock watchers and leave in the middle of critical work, because it is the official closing time. Everything comes to a stop when it rains and we seem to expect the rest of the world also to stop,” the President said.He continued, “We have no respect for the hours set aside for work… we pray, we eat, we visit during working hours. We spend hours chatting on the telephone when customers are waiting to be served, thereby increasing our labour costs. We take a week off for every funeral. And then we wonder why we are not competitive.”“There is the petty stealing of paper, envelopes, tea, milk and other equipment. There is the reckless use of office vehicles. Employees show no inclination to protecting the things that are in the offices and factories and extreme reluctance to stand up for what we know to be right in our workplaces in general,” he added.But commenting on the speech by Nana Addo on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Nketia indicated that, there is a difference between a pastoral job or a pastor preaching and a president of a republic. A pastor preachers whereas a president rolls out policies to solve challenges of his country. An admonition without policy is only an advice. It was good for him to make the admonition but beyond that, he should back it with policies to make workers productive.According to him, we should have strong systems that will ensure productivity in our various institutions.''Without the systems we cannot achieve our goals. It was good for him to admonish workers but beyond that, what next? If we don't do what is necessary and keep on admonishing people, it will be like a pastor preaching and the preaching started in Nkrumah's era yet we have not seen people change,'' he added.
General Secretary of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said, the members of the umbrella family, 'jostling' for the presidential slot for 2020 shows how attractive the party is.Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the chief scribe of the NDC asked the host if the other opposition parties are making waves with interested members 'fighting' to represent them as presidential candidates.According to him, the current atmosphere surrounding the NDC has exposed the lies and deception of some individuals that, the party has collapsed or is on the verge of collapse.Mr. Nketia was responding to the popping up of posters with the photograph of Alban Bagbin announcing his presidential ambition and his desire to represent the NDC in 2020.In a barrage of questions Asiedu Nketia quizzed, after the 2016 general elections have you heard anyone coming out to express their interest in representing the PPP, NDP, CPP, or PNC, have heard anyone say so?
He added: ''this in my opinion shows that you cannot become the president of Ghana with these political parties. That is my opinion. This is a very good thing for the party. It gives a strong indication that the NDC is stronger and has not collapsed as speculated by some faceless individuals. This also shows that the current administration is incompetent and Ghanaians have regretted voting for them.''
According to him, it may turn out that the individuals are not not responsible for the posters but people who believe in their capabilities are rooting for them.
He ruled out any indifference from the 'jostling' stressing that, we have not started any competition yet...It is good that people are speculating and it also shows that Ghanaians are highly disappointed in the NPP's government. It is an encouragement for all of us,'' he concluded.