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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Monday, 08 October 2018
Mobile Phone manufacturer, P-Mobile is headlining the 2018 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA’s) week celebration. The major sponsor of the SRC celebration is a no-contract mobile provider on the nationwide Glo network and also prepaid mobile virtual network operator in Ghana . The SRC was officially launched at the GB Auditorium at the school in Accra today [Monday] October 8, 2018. The week celebration is slated from 8th to the 12th of October. The 2018 celebration is under the theme “Excellent leadership, a collective responsibility”. SRC President, Osei Mensah Joseph at the launch said, the event will seek to create a platform that will bring students face-to-face with companies from the business and financial sectors whiles helping these companies market and also educate students on their services as well as create internship opportunities for them. The weeklong celebration, which comes off at the Greenhill Campus in Accra, will enlighten students on their careers and also create a platform where students can interact, network and entertained, he noted. This year’s SRC week celebration will see different kinds of activities lined up from Monday the 8th of October to Friday the 12th which includes, a five-day intensive make-up class, a seminar which will see resource persons from various fields interact with students, the Kenkey Party and then the Throwback Thursday (Rep Your School) alongside a Carwash. Another major sponsor is Carabo Energy Drink. Other sponsors supporting the SRC week are Paradise Pac Treated Water, Bel Beverages, Yogo Sale, Yopoo Clean and Kuulpeeps. A trade fair will also be on-going, where vendors with various products and services can showcase their products and services. The celebration will be climaxed with the celebration of the International and Culture day where students from other countries will have the opportunity to display their foods, clothes, and cultures. P-Mobile offers products and services under multiple brands, which include Glo Data and Voice Service and P-Mobile branded feature phones and smart phones. P-Mobile offers products and services under multiple brands which include Glo Data and Voice Service and P-Mobile branded feature phones and smart phones. P-Mobile Communication Limited wholly owned subsidiary of Philbro Group Limited and is headquartered in Osu Accra -Ghana. P-Mobile formula for success is simple – exclusive focus on prepaid cell phones and service. Unlike some prepaid providers, P-Mobile and Glo does not require customers to enter into a service contract. Our customers enjoy the freedom we offer – No Bills, No Contracts, No Surprises – you are in control. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Philip Kwame Brobbey said, the company believes that cell phone ownership and cheaper access to data and voice services is a right and an important tool for individual success in today's world.’’ He added: ‘’Everyone should have a cell phone and the right to always know what their cell phone service will cost, without paying more than they want or can afford. P-Mobile maintain a cell phone as low as possible and never charges extra fees to activate cell service on our partner network Glo Mobile Ghana. P-Mobile Branded Smart Phones, Voice and Data Services, P-Mobile Feature Phones and Glo Mobile Products and Services.
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The Student Representative Council, (SRC) of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA) has officially launched the 2018 Akwaaba SRC week celebration today [Monday] at the GB Auditorium of the school. The week celebration is slated from 8th to the 12th of October. The 2018 celebration is under the theme “Excellent leadership, a collective responsibility”. SRC President, Osei Mensah Joseph at the launch said, the event will seek to create a platform that will bring students face-to-face with companies from the business and financial sectors whiles helping these companies market and also educate students on their services as well as create internship opportunities for them. The week-long celebration which comes off at the Greenhill Campus in Accra will enlighten students on their careers and also create a platform where students can interact, network and entertained, he noted. New entrant into the Ghanaian mobile phone market, “P- Mobile’ Carabao Energy Drink are the main sponsors. This year’s SRC week celebration will see different kinds of activities lined up from Monday the 8th of October to Friday the 12th which includes, a five-day intensive make-up class, a seminar which will see resource persons from various fields interact with students, the Kenkey Party and then the Throwback Thursday (Rep Your School) alongside a Carwash. Other sponsors supporting the SRC week are Paradise Pac Treated Water, Bel Beverages, Yogo Sale, Yopoo Clean and Kuulpeeps. A trade fair will also be on-going, where vendors with various products and services can showcase their products and services. The celebration will be climaxed with the celebration of the International and Culture day where students from other countries will have the opportunity to display their foods, clothes, and cultures.
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A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited (PMMC) represented by the Managing Director, Prince William Ankrah and the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) to have the workers resume work with immediate effect. The MoU, which was signed on Friday October 5, 2018 indicated that it was established that there were communication gaps between the management and the workers which contributed to the disagreements. The MoU said some of the concerns raised by the workers in relation to policy infractions such as recruitment and promotions were matters which were already receiving attention by the board. It also blamed the workers for not going through the laid-down procedures for addressing grievances within the organisation. The parties also agreed that calm be restored and that all parties ‘’shall work together to improve and deepen communication with the organization.’’ As part of efforts to resolve this challenge, management as an immediate response to the gaps in communication, shall set up an Employee Satisfaction Unit under the framework of the Whistle Blower Act, 2006, to complement the existing communication channels,’’ the MoU said. Management has also promised to work assiduously to address the concerns raised by the workers who staged a demonstration few days ago and demanded the removal of the MD. The workers have also been asked to observe and respect the grievance procedures within the organization. Although the workers agreed that their demonstration was unlawful, the MoU enjoined management to ignore it so that no worker “shall” be penalised for the wrong done.
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Some university students [names withheld] have revealed to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm how lecturers in their school sexually harassed them. The students told our reporters that, some lecturers made attempts to sexually abuse them in their offices and other places in an attempt to give them good grades. As student who narrated her ordeal said, she had an encounter with two different lecturers who made an attempt to have sex with her. According to the student, a male lecturer who proposed love to her despite being married once made an attempt to sleep with her in his car. Another lecturer she disclosed invited her to his office, locked the office, made an attempt to rape her but was saved by a female friend who she sent a message to. ‘’The lecturer invited me to his office. He was the head of department where I was studying. When I entered his office, he told me sex could be enjoyed at different places and not only on the bed. He then locked the door, and started walking towards where I was. I had sent a message to a colleague female student when I realized he wanted to have sex with me. The friend came and that was how I was saved.’’ She also indicated that some of the students who suffered similar experiences planned to expose the lecturers involved in such evil practices. The revelations by the students came after Daily Graphic published a story about some lecturers sanctioned by the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) for sexually harassing female students. According to the newspaper, three lecturers of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been dismissed for allegedly soliciting for sex from some female students. The dismissed lecturers have, however, challenged the decision of the university to dismiss them. The authorities of the university say soliciting for sex from students “is a conduct that is likely to put the name of the university into disrepute”. The paper also reported that two of the lecturers had multiple sexual relationships with one of the students, resulting in her getting pregnant on two occasions. Sources close to the university said the student, who was assisted by one of the lecturers to terminate the first pregnancy, is said to have “nearly died after a medical officer friend of the lecturer prescribed medication for them to buy and subsequently assisted in inserting the medicine in her” vagina in the lecturer’s apartment. When Graphic Online contacted management of the UPSA to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the information, the paper was referred to the legal officer of the university. The Legal Officer, Mr Fortunate Fio, confirmed that “something of that sort actually happened” but declined to comment further. He explained that the issue was still receiving judicial attention, as the dismissed lecturers were challenging the decision. He was, therefore, unable to comment further.
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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government, over the last 21 months, has ensured stability and adequate supply of power in the country, in the place of the erratic power situation that it inherited. Speaking at the Financial Times Africa Summit, in London, on Monday, 8th October, 2018, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his government, over the same period, has also ensured a reduction in tariff rates, with domestic consumers enjoying tariff reductions of up to 17.5%, and a 30% reduction for industry to stimulate industrial activity. “In addition, a review of 24 power purchase agreements, which has led to the termination of 11 power deals and the rescheduling of 8 others, has enabled us to save the government treasury about $7 billion in excess capacity charges over a 13-year contract period,” the President said. His government, he told the forum, has issued 7-year and 10-year cedi-denominated bonds, totalling GH¢4.7 billion, which have halved the $2.4 billion energy debt it inherited. “Ghana, as a result, is today a net exporter of electricity. I was in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, last Friday, for the inauguration, with the President of Faso, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kabore, of the Bolgatanga (capital of Ghana’s Upper East Region) to Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project, which will see, daily, up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana,” he added. Time for economic transformation After 25 years of a stable and free, democratic nation, with a strengthening market economy, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Ghana, today, has the best opportunity, since independence, to undertake a deliberate and meaningful transformation of her economic structure, and set it on the road to modern development. As a relatively new entrant in the league of oil-producing countries, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Ghana has the perfect occasion to transform the structure of her economy through industrial and value-added commercial activities. “We are determined to use our oil revenues to create assets, not waste it on consumption and accumulate debt,” he said. Additionally, President Akufo-Addo told the forum of his government’s desire to developing strategic industries out of Ghana’s abundant natural resources of bauxite and iron ore. “We have established, by statute two months ago, a public commercial corporation, the Ghana Integrated Bauxite/Aluminium Development Corporation, to assemble the relevant financial resources for the full exploitation and development of the entire value chain, in Ghana, of our large bauxite deposits,” he said. By the same token, President Akufo-Addo indicated that “we have decided to exploit our substantial iron ore and manganese deposits, situated in the Western and Northern regions of our country, to build an integrated steel industry to serve the needs of our country and region. We are seeking suitable partners for both ventures.” His Government, the President assured, will ensure that businesses are up and running, having access to the capital, and, at the same time, maintain macro-economic stability, an efficient bureaucracy, a strong adherence to the rule of law, and a fair and equitable social system in health and education provision.
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A Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples. The court found gynaecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had committed the crimes but the charges were overruled because too much time had elapsed. He is the first person to go on trial for illegal adoptions that took place during and after the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Thousands more cases are suspected. The Vela case focused on Inés Madrigal, allegedly abducted in 1969. After Franco's triumph in Spain's 1936-1939 civil war, many children were removed from families identified by the fascist regime as Republicans and given to families considered more deserving. The most serious abduction charge was brought against Vela by Ms Madrigal in April 2012. But because she failed to bring the case for 25 years after she first became an adult - in 1987 - the case fell foul of the statute of limitations, which is 10 years. She was in court for the verdict, but Vela was absent. Ms Madrigal and her lawyer say she will appeal to the Supreme Court so the doctor's crimes do not remain unpunished. Prosecutors had sought an 11-year jail term for Vela. The Madrid provincial court found he had committed three crimes - abduction, fraud over pregnancy and forgery of documents. Spain's stolen babies scandal went on for decades - from Franco's early years in power to the 1990s. It took a long time to surface because the Catholic Church and medical profession are highly respected, and Spanish law did not require the biological mother's name on the birth certificate. The scandal is closely linked to the Church, which under Franco assumed a prominent role in Spain's social services including hospitals, schools and children's homes. Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children. An amnesty law, aimed at smoothing the transition to democracy, contributed to the cover-up, as courts and politicians refused to investigate baby-trafficking.
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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his administration is welcoming of any investor prepared to invest in his government’s priority areas. According to President Akufo-Addo “we will look east, west, north and south without prejudice, but there should be no surprise if we are more welcoming to those who are prepared to invest in our priority areas.” The President made this known on Monday, 8th October, 2018, when he delivered a speech at the 5th edition of the Financial Times Africa Summit, on the theme “Ghana, Africa mean business.” There are increasingly loud anxieties being expressed about the close relationships developing between China and Africa, including Ghana, and some have allegedly seen in it a real danger of a new colonization of the African continent this time by China. However, President Akufo-Addo debunked this notion and stressed that “we are all much wiser about these things, and we are going into these new relationships with our eyes wide open. Nobody is coming, pretending to be bringing God’s Word in one hand, and taking our lands with the other.” This time round, the President assured, “we will look after our interests, in much the same way as we know all other nations that we deal with, look after their own interests. We are not the only ones dealing with China. Everyone is dealing with China, and we are doing so with our eyes wide open.” With a key challenge of the Ghanaian economy being its infrastructural deficit, the President indicated that his government is embarking on an aggressive public private partnership programme to attract investment in the development of both road and railway infrastructure. “We are hopeful that, with solid private sector participation, we can develop a modern railway network with strong production centre linkages and with the potential to connect us to our neighbours to the north, i.e. Burkina Faso, to the west, i.e. Cote d’Ivoire, and to the east, i.e. Togo,” he said. The railway sector, he stressed, “is an area where appropriate foreign technology, expertise and investment would be very welcome.” To the participants at the forum, the President reiterated the commitment of his government to creating the space for the private sector to grow the jobs that Ghanaian youth need, and to position Ghana to take full advantage of the immense opportunities of the projected African Continental Free Trade Area. “I am working towards building a Ghana where her people have jobs and decent livelihoods. Ghana is endowed with great potential, where security and the rule of law are upheld, and where investments are secure. We want to contribute to the global market place at the higher level of the value chain for Ghanaian products,” he added. President Akufo-Addo added that “We want to bring greater dignity to the lives of millions of people in Ghana. We want to build a Ghana Beyond Aid, which has discarded a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts, and we mean business.”
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Founder and leader of the Hezekiah Prayer Ministries, Pastor Kwabena Owusu Adjei is claiming that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will only win the 2020 elections if they are able to ‘sacrifice fresh complicated blood’. The man of God told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm that, there is a possibility for former President John Dramani Mahama, to be elected as president but would come at a price. ‘’This is the word of God. It is not only history but a plan by God,’’ he noted. He explained that certain covenants are at play and a repetition of certain covenants may repeat itself typologically. The 2016 election was won by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), based on a covenant, which repeated itself, and the late JB Danquah Adu paid that price. ‘’I believe certain covenants were at play. The 2016 election was won by a blood covenant and the late JB Danquah Adu paid that price,’’ he added. The NDC he emphasised would only be able to win the 2020 polls should pay the price involved. ‘’If the NDC led by John Dramani Mahama can reverse this covenant, they need a superior blood. A more complicated blood to reverse what took place. In 2016’ When asked if the NDC should kill a human being to make them win the 2020 polls, he said, ‘’I have not asked them to kill anybody. I know what they should do but they don’t really need to kill anybody. I know what they should do and if they do it, we will restore the covenant back, then John Mahama will come back and write the book of revelation and that will bring the John’s mystery to a perfect conclusion.’’ When he was refereed to his prophecy in 2016 that there would be no John at the seat of government because there was hardship under Mahama, he said, Mahama must come in the presence of God and restore the covenant he broke in 2016 so it would be easier for him to win the 2020 race. The recent meeting between Otumfour Osei Tutu and Amotia Ofori Panyin he added cleared the bad blood between Akyems and Asantes and that has also given the NPP greater opportunities. By his analysis he said, ''if you have Otumfour on your side, you will win the elections and referred to the apology NPP officials gave to Otumfour Osei Tutu II after he expressed displeasure at the attitude of some appointees of government who were inciting his subjects’ against Akyems. He quizzed the laid down plans by the NDC towards the celebration of the June 4 in 2019 and said, ‘’do they have any plan for June 4 ? No! They are just sitting there, talking plenty. However, you cannot buy a horse with plenty talk.’’
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The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo has announced that the city of Accra will undergo a massive change which will help reduce the congestion. The minister also indicated that the change will improve the landscape of the nation’s capital. The minister said government of Ghana is currently undertaking a process to remodel the capital to improve the quality of life and general economic growth. The decision he has explained became necessary because government intends to review the structure of Accra considering changes in population, economic activities as well as the impact of globalisation. To help discharge this, government has contracted the services of Dr. Liu Thai-Ker- a master planner and architect of modern Singapore. The minister justified the deal stressing it will inure to our benefit as a country. “The agreement will not be different from what we will do normally with any architect. This one is architectural designs he has to provide. First of all, he cannot even practice architecture here not until he belongs to the Institute of Architecture; it is by regulation.” “So it will have to take time to regularize some of these things, partner a Ghanaian architecture firm and operate with them. But it is going to be a lot more of assessing the professional services of a professional.” Dr. Liu Thai-Ker speaking to the media after a presentation to some architects said: “My job is to plan Ghana’s capital city, Accra. In the past few days after listening to the Senior minister and others, I totally am persuaded by them that we should just not build Accra but join the immediate surrounding township in order to slow down the rural-urban migration.” “Because if you plan only Accra and make it so attractive and not improving the conditions in the surrounding township, the there will be a bigger rush to come to Accra. This will not be good for everybody. So the likelihood is that I may be planning Accra and its immediate township,” he added.
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National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, says the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by President Akufo-Addo is laying a foundation that will destroy our education sector. The unplanned introduction of the ‘’wholesale’’ free senior high school policy will have serious implications for the sector in the next five years, he said. The policy he told Kwame Tutu was not properly planned and executed. The introduction of the double track system he stated forms part of the challenges confronting the implementation of the policy due to the failure on the part of government to properly implement the policy. He attributed the performance of the Akufo-Addo’s government to incompetence and lack of insight. ‘’The NPP campaigned against the NDC and described us as incompetent. They promised Ghanaians free SHS, restoration of nursing allowance among others but even what they are fulfilling is rather destroying what we already have. We are going to see the implications of the double-track system in five years.’’ He said, some officials of the NPP including Dr. Addo Kufour cautioned the party against the implementation of the free SHS. He was reacting to a statement by Kamal Deen Abdulai, the Deputy Communications Director of the NPP that, NDC members are liars and reckless people. Kamal Deen had also slammed Mr Mahama for describing members of the NPP as liars. But Adams who disagreed with his opponent quizzed the whereabouts of the one-district-one-factory, the promise of job creation, one-village-one-dam and the rest. The president to him has failed in his quest to fight corruption considering the number of scandals that has hit his administration without proper sanctions been enforced. He admonished Ghanaians to massively vote against the NPP in 2020 to serve as deterrent to politicians who take voters for granted.
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