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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Friday, 08 June 2018
The MP for Bawku Central and former Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga has said that the law enforcement agencies are responsible for all the cases of corruption in the country. Speaking on Frontline Show today [Friday], the Member of Parliament said that, if the law enforcement agencies upon hearing the cases of corruption in the system do underground investigations to bring culprits to book, rot if not eradicated, would have been reduced. The security agencies and law enforcement agencies are supposed to do what Anas has done, he stressed. The lawyer said the football sector is not the only sector that has high issues of corruption but different aspects of the society. It has happened in politics, industries and many others. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has said, his resignation and apologies rendered to the president and his vice president is not an admission of guilt or wrong doing. In his resignation letter, the embattled lawyer said “I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video.’’ According to Nyantakyi, he was deceived by the undercover journalists which he described as "scammers", he also apologised to President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia and the Ministers of state for associating them with the private conversations on the video. “After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”. “It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion. I gravely associated the highest office of the land –the presidency- with private discussions I had with “Scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country. “I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video. “I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.” FIFA has also banned Nyantakyi for 90 days and the ban will be extended for 45 days. The duration of the ban by the Ethics Committee of world football governing body may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. During this time Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level. The ban comes into force immediately. The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
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The Ghana Armed Forces (GFA ) has demoted and dismissed one and four military personnel respectively in connection to the who were involved in the recent illegal operations in the Wassa Akropong area on May 30, 2018. A statement which was signed by Public Relations Officer (PRO), Colonel Aggrey Quarshie gave the names and numbers of affected officers are as follows: 197533 Cpl Mensah S, 199442 Cpl Nkuah P, 199499 Cpl Owoo, SB, 203225 L/Cpl Boateng SY and 203538 L/Cpl Obeng S. The statement also added that they [soldiers] were tried by a Disciplinary Board in accordance with Ghana Armed Forces Rules and Regulations. With the exception of Cpl Mensah S, who was sentenced to 60 days detention and a reduction in rank from Corporal to Private, the remaining four soldiers were all sentenced to 90 days detention with consequential penalties, including release from the Ghana Armed Forces for services no longer required, after serving their sentences, the statement noted. "The Military High Command wishes to once again assure the general public that under no circumstance will it condone any unprofessional conduct by any member of the Ghana Armed Forces,’’ the statement noted.
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Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA Boss

The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce the resignation of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of Association. Mr. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday afternoon. “After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”. “It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion. I gravely associated the highest office of the land –the presidency- with private discussions I had with “Scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country.” “I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.” “I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.” “I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday. The GFA will soon announce further developments on this situation.
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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 8th June, 2018, cut the sod for the construction of the 24.3km Kojina-Chirano-Akoti Road in the Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency in the Western Region. According to President Akufo-Addo, in the run-up to the 2016 elections, he decried the poor nature of the roads not only in the Western Region, but across the country, and assured that if he won the elections, he would do something about them. “Indeed, the majority of the country’s resources are from the Western Region. That is why in the 2017/2018 budget, amongst others, the Kojina-Chirano road was earmarked for construction. The contractor on this road should be minded about the fact that funds have already been allocated for this project. So I will not countenance any form of delay. The President continued, “We are expecting the road to be completed on schedule. In two years time, God willing, I am coming here to commission this road.” President Akufo-Addo made this known on Friday, 8th June, 2018, at the commencement of his 3-day tour of the Western Region. Addressing a mini-durbar of chiefs at Kojina, the venue for the cutting of the sod, the President added that in addition to the development of infrastructure , he outlined a number of policies and programmes that he would implement if he won the 2016 election. “However, I was labelled a liar by my opponents, and that I could not do them. They said Free SHS was not possible, the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme was not feasible, and said the restoration of the teacher and nursing trainee allowances was a hoax. Everything I said was labelled a lie,” he added. The last 17 months, the President stressed, have demonstrated that “I am not a liar. You are witnessing that I am fulfilling all these promises once by one. Free SHS is a reality and has come to stay. Teacher and nursing trainee allowances have been restored. All other promises will be fulfilled before the end of my tenure of office.” Touching on the request by the Omanhene of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area for the lifting of the ban on small scale mining, President Akufo-Addo noted that the temporary ban on small scale mining was necessitated by the activities of illegal miners who were destroying the country’s vegetation and water bodies. “We put in place the ban to ensure that we put in place policies to guide and streamline the activities of small-scale mining in the country. It is not my intention that the ban will be there forever and ever. Very soon you will hear something positive from me in this regard,” the President added.
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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agaypong has threatened to unmask Anas Aremeyaw Anas in court. The legislator says if Anas is not allowed to remove his hood in court, he will also not appear before the court. According to him, Ghana will turn upside down if Anas fails to take off his hood in court. He was reacting to the GHc25 million defamation suit filed against him in the Accra High Court by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The maverick politician told Accra based Asempa Fm that, the money is peanut and he will not struggle to pay. Kennedy Agyapong who was speaking to the station from China insisted that, he is having the evidence to buttress his allegations of Anas being a blackmailer. ‘’I am not afraid of Anas. I will display cash. I will display cash. GHc25 million, I sit on that sh*t. That is a peanut. I am not afraid of Anas. I will face him in court with my evidence. You will see the number of people who will bring their evidence against him. Is he [Anas] God? What is his case? Is he not the one denying that he is not the one I published? Anas said he was not the one. Kweku Baako said he was not the one. So who is the ghost that took me to court? You have denied categorically that you are not the person. So who is this Anas? ‘’I am ready for Anas. I am not afraid of him. GHc25 million is nothing. So Anas is demanding for GHc25 million? He is so cheap. The amount a peanut.’’ ‘’I will make myself dirty before paying the money. I will disgrace some people before paying this money,’’ he said. Mr Agyapong said he was yet to be served with the writ but he was ready to face him in court "in style." Anas is seeking reliefs including general damages for libel against Mr Agyapong, as well as aggravated damages arising from some libelous comments published by Mr Agyapong in the sum of GH₵25million.
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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agaypong has called the bluff of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas over his GHc25 million defamation suit. The maverick politician told Accra based Asempa Fm that, the money is peanut and he will not struggle to pay. Kennedy Agyapong who was speaking to the station from China insisted that he is having the evidence to buttress his allegations of Anas being a blackmailer. Meanwhile, he has also dropped a bombshell claiming that, Anas Aremeyaw Anas demanded an amount of $150,000 from Kwesi Nyantakyi so he will drop the tape against him. He has also threatened to demand from the court to allow Anas take off his hood when the two meet in court. Anas is seeking reliefs including general damages for libel against Mr Agyapong, as well as aggravated damages arising from some libelous comments published by Mr Agyapong in the sum of GH₵25million.
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FIFA bans Nyantakyi for 90 days

President for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for a period of ninety (90) days by the Ethics Committee of the world governing body FIFA. The duration of the ban by the Ethics Committee of world football governing body may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. During this time Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level. The ban comes into force immediately. The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
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Former Black Stars and Accra Heats of Oak player, Sam Johnson popularly known by lovers of football as Foyoo, has accused the media of contributing to the act of corruption happening in Ghana Football Association (GFA). He said this during an interview with Kwame Tutu, the morning show host of Frontline on Rainbow Radio. He stated that when a player reports an act of corruption by any official to the media, they report it but says nothing when this same player losses his job as a result of them coming out, and this act of the media prevent these players from reporting subsequent act of corrupt acts . Foyoo also added that whenever issues of corruption in football is reported, one is asked to provide proof to back their claims when these same people are ‘sitting ‘on the proof, but now that Anas Aremeyaw Anas has provided these proofs in his latest expose`, it has become a total disgrace to sponsors of these games, families of these corrupt officials and the country as a whole. The video captured Kwesi Nyantakyi, GFA president and other officials compromising their office after allegedly receiving bribes. Government says it is taking steps to dissolve the GFA. “Government will communicate these decisions to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), and engage with been on these developments to chart a way forward for Ghana football,” the government statement said. “Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, Government has decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved. Government will shortly, thereafter, announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country, until a new body is duly formed; and By Linda Adwoa Koomson (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
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Maverick politician and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has been slapped with a GHc25 million suit by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Kennedy Agyapong has lambasted Anas over his modus operandi in exposing alleged corrupt people through his videos. Mr. Agyapong described Anas as an blackmailer who has mass wealth through extortion. He recently published the photos purported to be that of the investigative journalist on his Net2 channel. The suit was filed at the High Court by lawyers of the ace investigative journalist Friday Morning.
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