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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Thursday, 05 July 2018
Hawkers who earn a living by selling in the street of Pokuase and other parts of that stretch of road where the sod was cut on Tuesday for the construction of new interchange along the Accra-Kumasi highway, think the state will someday push them out of business. As most people suffer and complain about the acclaimed vehicular traffic jam in the area, these sellers are known to selling assorted wares to win bread on the table. Taking advantage of road traffic congestion to sell for a living has been a normal practice in the informal sector all this while which raises safety concern among the people. Whether the state show concern over the hazards involved in doing this, the sellers themselves say the practicality of the purported threat is real. They are always left with their fate to surviving countless occurrences not to mention inhaled fumes, unpleasant weather, threat of car knocks, etc. But most of these folks have no much option hence the choice to sell under such dangerous conditions for years. By: Daniel Asuku
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The Public Relations officer (PRO) of Accra Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo, has refuted claims that, former head coach of the Accra-based club, Kenichi Yatsuashi is coming back as head coach after leaving Inter-Allies few days ago. Mr. Opare Addo refuted the claims in an interview with Rainbow Sports’ Isaac Worlanyo Wallace. The 49 year old Japanese-American was the head coach of the Phobia boys for the 2016-2017 season but was axed from the club due to poor performance and later returned to the country to take charge of Inter-Allies but patted ways with the club by mutual consent. “Once he is no longer at Iner-Alies and there is a coaching vacancy at hearts, people will always speculate but that is not the case. Kenichi to Hearts of Oak? NO! Kenichi has done his part for Hearts of Oak so it is another person’s turn to do his part for Hearts of Oak”. By: Lawrence Mintah Smith (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
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The Minority in Parliament are demanding for a probe into the purchase and source of funding for the $11 million buses by Acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay. National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Bodi, Smason Ahi, has challenged the president to allow Mr Blay to be probed if he is indeed committed to the fight against corruption. Freddie Blay has been accused of vote buying when he decided to purchase 275 buses for each constituency across the country. Hundred (100) of the buses arrived at the Tema Port yesterday [Wednesday] few days to the national delegates congress. But his spokesperson, Mr. Richard Nyamah has rubbished the allegations and stressed the buses are for commercial purpose to help the constituencies raise money for party activities. Mr. Blay, who facilitated the purchase of the mini buses, is reported to have made a down payment of $3million, which constitutes 30% of the total cost of $11.4 million for the 275 mini buses.
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has petitioned FIFA over plans by government of Ghana to dissolve the association following the latest expose by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI Team. Seventeen (17) members of FA’s Executive Committee signed the 24-page petition and was dated June 29, 2018. The petitioners indicated that, government erred in its application to the High Court for the dissolution. The 143 points of arguments raised by the petitioners posited that, the dissolution of the GFA is not possible and also, that remaining members of the FA’s Executive Committee can put in place reforms without the normalisation committee being proposed by FIFA after its discussion with the Government of Ghana in Accra and Zurich. The petition further indicated that the injunction which government applied for in the court was ridden with error in naming Kwesi Nyantakyi as a director of the FA, which had been registered as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act 1963. The petition also adds that the government’s plans of dissolution is wrong because if an entity or a company is is found guilty of acting wrongly, dissolution is not the remedy. Rather, the officers behind the company are made to face the law. The document added that the members of the FA’s Executive Committee who had not been affected by the Exposé were preparing to roll out reforms for the FA.
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Member of Parliament for Damango and a member of the committee of Mines and Energy, Mr Adam Mutawakilu, has said that, the Board of Ghana Cylinder Company has been dissolved just to shield the CEO Madam Frances Essiam. According to him, the CEO breached the Public Procurement Act by awarding some contracts but the order by President Akufo-Addo, to have the board dissolved, is only a cover up of corrupt practices under the watch of Frances Essiam. The legislator disclosed that, by next week the Minority report will be ready for Ghanaians to know that the board was right when they asked their CEO to step down. The Member of Parliament further cautioned Francis Essiam to be mindful of how she handles public office because the laws will surely catch up with her. He said, the board has been dissolved to protect her. But she should remember that, the law has no time limit and even if takes ten years, she would be dealt with according to the law. The Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Board has been dissolved on orders of the president. A statement signed by the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, and copied to his Deputy Ministers, noted among other things that the dissolution should be done in accordance with the provisions of the “company’s regulations.” Madam Frances Essiam was recently by six of the nine members of the board, over claims that she had mismanaged the company, and also awarded some contracts without the approval of the Board or the Energy Ministry. She was asked to provide answers on allegations of mismanagement. She however, prevented the board members from holding a meeting at the company’s premises before her suspension. She also defied the suspension, and returned to work with the support of the workers, insisting that she remained the CEO.
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The Minister of communication and a Member of parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has told members of parliament what the ministry has done to improve telecommunications connectivity across the country. She said, as part of measures to improve telecommunications connectivity, the National Communications Authority (NCA), has requested all the five mobile Network Operators to provide a written plan on how they intend to extend coverage to unserved areas across the country especially Amenfi Central District. The minister further told the house measures have adopted with regards to the community information centre being built at Jasikan, which was commenced by the previous government, adding, it will be completed and completed. According to her, efforts were underway to ensure that more districts are connected by close of 2018 and 2019. The minister said per the terms and conditions of the 3G mobile licenses, MLOs are only obliged to provide coverage in district capitals. This means that, the decision to extend telephony coverage to remote areas is solely at the discretion of the MLO and is driven by commercial consideration. ''In view of the urgency of providing digital inclusion to all our citizens; even in areas MLOs do not consider as commercially viable, we will need the assistance of parliament to consider innovative funding mechanisms to achieve and sustain the nationwide coverage that we so desperately need to spread the benefit of the emerging digital economy nationwide,’’ she stated. The construction of community information centres is a major policy initiative by the ministry of communications to provide ICT infrastructure and services for the underserved and unserved communities throughout the country to help bridge the digital divide, she added. The community centres she stated are purposely constructed to provide internet access, computers and training in basic computer literacy in remote communities, to introduce them to the digital world and facilitate digital inclusion. GIFEC she announced is in the process of assessing the full scope of work to be carried out- to complete, repair and refurbish various community information centres and work will commence in the third quarter of this year.
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The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson has said the country showed leadership with regards to the pact agreement between the two countries. The outgoing Ambassador said indicated in a speech that, the Defence Agreement between Ghana and the US, was the right step in a bid for peace and security in the sub-region. “As I mentioned last year at this time, Ghana demonstrated its military leadership and professionalism by becoming the first African partner nation to train US army forces.” “With our new defence cooperation agreement, we will continue to work side by side to address threats to global peace and security,” Mr. Jackson said in his remarks at the US Independence Day celebration in Ghana. He also thanked Ghana for its hospitality and friendship during his tenure as ambassador. “As I close my diplomatic career and prepare to become a private citizen, let me affirm what a special privilege it has been for me to represent the United States of America. I have always believed that my purpose was to make people’s lives better, and that by channeling the resources of the U.S. government, I could help others be healthier, better educated, more prosperous and more secure.” The Parliament on Ghana in March ratified the controversial agreement despite a walkout staged by Minority members. The opposition legislators do not want to have anything to do with a military agreement they say will mortgage the country’s sovereignty to a superpower. Ghana is expected to receive an amount of $20 million on account of the agreement. The Minority demanded amendments to be made to the report of the committee that had been brought to the floor for a debate. After arguing his case out, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu led his members out of the chamber, leaving the members of majority to have a one sided debate.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to host winners of the 2018 National Science and Maths Quiz at the Jubilee House. “The very best of luck to WASS, St. Peters and ADISCO in today’s #NSMQ final. It has been an enthralling competition, thus far, and I look forward to welcoming the winners to Jubilee House, as I did last year with Prempeh College. #NSMQ2018,” President Akufo-Addo said in a tweet. St Peter’s Senior High School finally gets the bragging rights as the best Science and Mathematics School in Ghana after beating West Africa Senior High School and Adisadel College in the 2018 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz. The Nkwatia-based school emerged as the winner after thrashing WASS with just a single point. At the end of the final round, St Peter’s had 45 points, WASS 44 points and ADISCO losing with 39 points.
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St Peter’s wins 2018 NSMQ

St Peter’s Senior High School finally gets the bragging rights as the best Science and Mathematics School in Ghana after beating West Africa Senior High School and Adisadel College in the 2018 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz. The Nkwatia-based school emerged as the winner after thrashing WASS with just a single point. At the end of the final round, St Peter’s had 45 points, WASS 44 points and ADISCO losing with 39 points. Promising school, WASS has come far in this competition as they battled it all out with PERSCO and ADISCO to win but luck wasn’t on their side. They came from the bottom to the top leading with 41 points at the end of the fourth round. ADISCO on the other hand, after being in the finals for four consecutive times lost again in the competition. Most people are describing them on social media as the Juventus of NSMQ. These three schools rose above over 400 schools to claim a place in the final to battle it out for the bragging right. St. Peter’s SHS overcame its compatriots from the Volta Region; Mawuli School and Keta SHTS, in its semi-final. Adisadel College booked its fourth consecutive appearance in the National Science & Maths Quiz final after beating local rivals, Mfantsipim School, and Ghana National College. West Africa SHS knocked out defending champions, Prempeh College in its semifinal contest. Adisadel College and West Africa SHS started off the tournament as seeded schools, while St Peter’s started off in the preliminary stages because of its relatively weak performances in recent years despite being regarded as a science and math powerhouse. Only 11 schools out of the 475 schools to have competed have won the competition since its inception. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has promised to host the winners of this year’s NSMQ at the Jubilee House in Accra. Credit: Ghanaweb
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Some 1,000 police personnel have been deployed to provide security for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the organize their delegates conference at Koforidua in the Eastern region on Saturday July 7, 2018. The police personnel have been drawn from four regions, the Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Central to maintain law and order in Koforidua from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 8, 2018. Speaking to Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the Eastern Regional Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said measures have been put in place to ensure that the conference is carried out peacefully. “We are planning towards the day and adequate arrangements have been made to escort them from various highways to Koforidua. We are also going to populate police in the residential crime prone areas because we are going to deploy 1000 police.’’ “We are going to deploy highway patrol team and the escort will be on the Nkawkaw to Koforidua, Kumasi to Koforidua, and other high ways”. “We shall provide securities at all the seven schools and hostels that the delegates and supporters will be and also the venue of the event, the Koforidua Technical University,” “We shall mount snap checks to check vehicles moving in and out of the town so we will urge vehicles to bear with us because the traffic management will be done by the MTTD.’’ Delegates have also been asked to call the police on their emergency number 0299-206464.
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