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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
A senior police who is yet to be identified has said in a leaked tape that she feels sad for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because the number one gentleman of land will not be able to achieve his good intentions for Ghanaians. The senior police officer believes although the president is committed to delivering his promises he will be unable to do so because of some appointees surrounding him. The leaked tape was a conversation she had with maverick musician and member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame A-Plus over his allegations against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff that theY were thieves and corrupt. The Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service recently described as baseless and unsubstantiated allegations of thievery and corruption leveled against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff by Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called A Plus. The Department has thus cleared the two- Messers Abu Jinapor and Asenso-Boakye- of any wrongdoing. A statement issued and signed by the Director General of the Police CID, Bright Oduro said after weeks of investigations it was evident the allegations by A Plus lack credibility. However, it has emerged that the statement was cooked by the CID despite strong evidence gatnhered on same matter. In the said tape, the senior officer coached A-Plus on how he should eat back his words on the allegations against Asenso and Jinapor. She confirmed in the tape that A-Plus wasn’t wrong in his corruption accusations per what they found at Korle-Bu. “That on August 27, 2017 A Plus made allegations of corruption and thievery against Messers Asenso Boakye and Jinapor on his facebook post. “The allegations of thievery was dropped by A-Plus but that of corruption was maintained,” the statement from the CID had said. When probed further on the issue of corruption A Plus cited an intervention by the two Chiefs of Staff on a matter involving the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. “That following a petition by Unibank Ghana Limited to the effect that the management of Korle Bu had abrogated an existing MOU with them without any reason and that the Korle Bu had not treated them fairly, Messers Asenso-Boakye and Jinapor among others intervened to seek clarity from the hospital’s management regarding the said petition,” the statement said. The Police CID did not find the intervention by the two as illegal or inconsistent with the laws of the country, stating, “the allegation of corruption of corruption was found to be baseless, unsubstantiated and without credibility.”
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It has emerged that the clearance of the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff in the persons of Messers Abu Jinapor and Asenso-Boakye- of corruption and thievery allegations leveled against them by Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called A Plus was cooked. The Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service described as baseless and unsubstantiated allegations of thievery and corruption leveled against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff by Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called A Plus. A statement issued and signed by the Director General of the Police CID, Bright Oduro said after weeks of investigations it was evident the allegations by A Plus lack credibility. The musician, who is also a member of the governing New Patriotic Party had accused the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff of bribery and corruption. But the CID disputed the allegations and cleared the two. However, a tape of the musician and a senior police officer has leaked exposing how the police administration managed to clear the two despite strong evidence available to buttress the musician’s claim. In the audio, the police officer was heard advising the musician to deny the allegations, retract it because he is a member of the ruling party. ‘’As for the corruption aspect of it, from what you said and what we have gone to confirm, you wouldn’t be too far from right to say that this is what happened. But we need to manage; the people are your people. We need to find the best way that Korle-Bu works the way we all want it to work.’’ At this point, the musician interjected and added that we need to also find a way to ensure that ‘’our government’’ too works. A-Plus said he was looking forward to a situation where the premier hospital and the government will work effectively. The senior police officer added that she felt sad for President Nana Akufo-Addo because he has good intentions but he is going to achieve them. The two also agreed that if the president should have people who are genuine and give him the right information, he will be able to move this nation forward.
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Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has responded to the call by workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on the demand for a redundancy pay. The Minister says the workers must prepare to leave their jobs if they receive their redundancy pay. Workers of ECG on Tuesday picketed at the at the premises of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), demanding for severance pay for ECG staff before they participate in the privatization of ECG under the Millennium Power Compact Two programme. However, the Minister in his response said: “…If you decide to leave ECG, then you will be paid your severance, but you should not have the expectation or guarantee that the new company will take you on. You have made a decision to sever your relations with ECG, and it should not put you in faithful expectation that going forward you have a job with the new company. So it is opened, all the ECG workers who want to leave and not join the new company are at liberty to do so and their severance so arranged.” “But it is not going to be a collective bargaining situation where all 6,500 ECG workers are paid the severance and then transferred to the new company. You are at liberty to transfer yourself to the new company and carry with you all the benefits from ECG and continue accruing new benefits. You are equally at liberty to say that I want to wash my hands off ECG and go my own way,” he added.
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Travelers who trooped to the Metro Mass Transit Terminal in Kaneshie, on Wednesday morning to use their services were left stranded. The workers of the Company are currently on an indefinite strike to press home their demand for the dismissal of their Managing Director. The aggrieved workers accused the management of mismanagement and misappropriation of resources at the state owned Transport Company. When the Nyankonton Mu Nsem got to the bus terminal at 0720 hours it observed that some drivers with sprinter buses were taking advantage of the situation to convey passengers to their destinations at extra cost. Chairman for the aggrieved workers Samuel Awatey said a number of buses are in a deplorable state but the manager has refused to release funds to get them repaired and for subsequent use. He stressed that workers did not take delight in frustrating passengers who patronized their buses, but the action was necessary to protect the assets of the state. He noted that they believe the manager is on a mission to disgrace the president hence their action to get him removed and a new one appointed.
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The Central Regional chairman for the Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools (CHOPSS), Mr. Fred Asare says government has still not engaged them despite the concerns raised over the implementation of the free SHS policy. The conference had expressed its disappointment with the negative effect the policy is having on admissions in private schools, with reports that enrollment of first-years has dropped significantly. According to the conference, they are losing investments and jobs because of the implementation. Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Asare said despite their call, nothing has been done about it. He said the students who are enrolling in private schools are the ones who protested the schools they were placed in some public schools. He said, the number of students enrolling in our schools is few and that is a threat to our investments. Mr. Asare also indicated that some of the students placed in public schools have been forced to be day students but because they disliked it, ‘’they have decided to enroll in our schools. It is our wish that our private schools have more students enrolling but our dormitories and classrooms are empty,’’ he added. Private schools he stated admit between 80-100 fresh students every academic year but the policy has seriously affected us and so, we are appealing to government to give us placements. If the public schools are empty and candidates are rejecting the schools given them, give them to the private schools.
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Sports Authority Board Inaugurated

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah inaugurated the newly-inaugurated Board of directors of the National Sports Authority (NSA) at a ceremony on Tuesday. He charged them to work assiduously to protect the state's investment in public infrastructure in sports. Chairman of the board Mr. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang in his speech said ‘’the NSA is in need of a dramatic change and I must confess the current DG has kick started this evolution and our mandate is to reinforce it to achieve its desired results.’’ According to him, ‘’It is no secret that the Authority currently faces some challenges i.e. dire financial situation, a hitherto stakeholders’ public expression of dissatisfaction, a not too motivated staff as a result of obvious situational factors, to mention a few.’’ He further called for unity to ensure the effective running of the board. He said: ‘’ I strongly believe in this board and I know with an all hands an all inclusive approach we will be able to walk the talk of the NSA, which is clearly enshrined in its reason for existence and that is, the National Sports Authority is responsible for; initiating and executing policies,programs and projects to ensure the development and promotion of Sports in Ghana. The National Sports Authority thus exists to develop, organize and manage competitive and social sports with the view to promoting health-fitness, recreation, national cohesion and professionalism that ensures sustainable wealth creation, vigorous infrastructure development, proactive management and participation in international sporting competitions. ‘’ The other members are the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Mr Robert Sarfo Mensah, the Acting Director of the National Sports College, Mr Eric Nkansah Dwamena, a representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Yaw E. Kutor, a representative of the Ministry of Finance, Mr Samuel D Arkhurst, a representative of the Ministry of Education, Bernard Ayensu and a representative of the Security Service Sports Association, DCFO Samuel Offei Adade. The rest are a representative of the Tertiary Institutions, Professor Mohammed Salifu, a representative of the National Paralympic Committee, Bishop Cornelius Adja Cofie, a representative of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah, two sporting personalities nominated by the Minister, Dr E. Owusu Ansah, Mr Seth Panwum as well as three persons knowledgeable in Sports Development; Mrs Beatrice Dwumfuor Williams, Nana Yaw Sarkodie Aboagye and Mr Richard Abusuayedom Quarshie.
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A Deputy National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen has predicted a humiliating defeat for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) over increment in the price of petroleum products. The NPP he noted lambasted former President John Dramani Mahama over the increment of fuel prices and they promised to reduce it drastically if they should win power. They have won power now however, we are witnessing more increment under this ‘’substandard government.’’ A thorough assessment has revealed that for every litre of petrol now sold at GHc4.39, there was a tax component of GH2.17 constituting about 49 percent of the ex-pump price. The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers has lamented over the development and has further called for a review of the prices. However, Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko says the internal market component is a demand-and-supply function, which is often affected by other geographical developments across oil producing countries. But commenting on it, Kwaku Boahen slammed the government for failing in the delivery of their own promises. ‘’They deceived Ghanaians in 2016 with their ambitious campaign promises. But after winning power, they have failed to fulfill these promises. The way and manner they are handling the fuel prices will send them into opposition in 2020. They shall face a massive defeat. The NDC will win the 2020 elections because the NPP has made it so easy for us by their incompetence.’’
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The Minority in Parliament has raised concerns over the decision by government to hand over to China, the country's highly-enriched uranium. The Minority in a statement signed by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs said, their demand is in line with transparency and good governance ethics required of every government. The statement said: ‘’ The Minority in Parliament is therefore requesting that the Government of Ghana submits to Parliament the full details and true nature of the agreement with the Chinese and the Americans who appear to have funded the operation. While reminding Government of its obligations to several other agreements yet to be ratified by Parliament, the Minority shall be pursuing this very important development in the spirit of transparency and good governance consistent with the view taken by the apex court of the land.’’ Below is the statement: Minority Statement on the handing over of Ghana's Highly-Enriched Uranium to China President Akufo-Addo revealed during his address to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on Thursday the 21st of September, 2017 that: "Three weeks ago, highly-enriched uranium was flown out of Ghana back to China, signaling the end of the removal of all such material from the country. Our nuclear reactor has, subsequently, been converted to use low-enriched fuel for power generation. A world, free of nuclear weapons, must be in all our collective interest.” Considering the recent Supreme Court decision in the GITMO 2 case when interpreting Article 75 of the Constitution of Ghana, it is clear that this arrangement which has been shrouded in utmost secrecy ought to have received Parliamentary ratification at the very least before handing over our highly-enriched uranium to the Chinese if that is the path we consider to be in our strategic national interest. The Minority in Parliament is, therefore, requesting that the Government of Ghana submits to Parliament the full details and true nature of the agreement with the Chinese and the Americans who appear to have funded the operation. While reminding Government of its obligations to several other agreements yet to be ratified by Parliament, the Minority shall be pursuing this very important development in the spirit of transparency and good governance consistent with the view taken by the apex court of the land. Signed, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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A statement issued and signed by the Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has indicated that President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo will not press charges against NDC serial caller Appiah after the latter claimed in a viral audio that he [Akufo-Addo] smokes marijuana [wee]. The statement said “H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo wishes to state that he is not interested in pursuing the matter in issue since same was ruled upon by the National Media Commission (NMC) on February 6, 2015. This followed series of publications in pro-NDC newspapers making similar claims. Lawyers for then Candidate Akufo-Addo took these newspapers namely The Al-Hajj, Enquirer, Informer, Ghanaian Lens and the Daily Post to the NMC to afford them the opportunity to substantiate their claims. The failed to do so, following which the NMC asked them to retract and apologize. The President is therefore, convinced that right-thinking Ghanaians recognize that Appiah Stadium is merely reciting from an NDC propaganda book, which has since been discredited.” The Ashanti Regional Police command on Tuesday afternoon arrested Appiah Stadium for tagging the president as a drug addict. He was later transferred to the National Headquarters to assist the police with investigation over his claims.
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Appiah Stadium granted bail

Popular serial caller of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Frank Kwaku Appiah popularly known as Appiah Stadium has been granted bail after he was arrested by police in the Ashanti Region. Appiah Stadium was arrested after he claimed in an audio that the President smokes marijuana aka wee. It is reported that former Employment and Labour Minister Baba Jamal and a team of lawyers managed to secure a bail for him. Appiah have been asked to report at the CID Headquarters today [Wednesday] morning.
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