The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has denied releasing results for the 2018 WASSCE for school candidates.
The statement which was issued and signed by Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, cautioned the public and asked them to disregard the rumours.
‘’Members of the public are urged to disregard rumours circulating in the media that the results have been released. The Council will duly issue a statement announcing the release of the results after all post-examination processes have been completed.’’
The president of the Ghana Taekwondo federation, Mr. Frederick Otoo has launched the mission 2024 Paris Olympics project at the St. Kizito Basic School in Accra.
The project which is aimed at turning kids at the basic school level into Olympic medal winners, brought together top level officials of the sports fraternity including the chairman of the others.
The headmistress of the school, Madam Victoria pledged the school’s support for the success of the project and urged her pupils to take their Taekwondo lessons serious as it has gotten onto the school’s curricula.
“The Ghana Taekwondo Federation has revised its plans towards Tokyo 2020 and now has a 6 year development plan in place with kids of eight ,ten and twelve years old from the St. Kizito school who will 6 years from now qualify for youth Olympics games in Paris. We thank KOIKA for supporting the project with a resident coach to help train the kids towards 2024”, said, the Ghana Taekwondo federations president, Mr. Frederick Lartey Otoo”.
By: Lawrence Mintah Smith (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
The Ghana Table Tennis Federation will on the 14th of July kick start the Table Tennis league with all the clubs preparing fervently towards it at their various camps.
Eva Adom Amankwaa, a player of the Ghana Army Table Tennis club spoke to Rainbow sports about her club’s preparations towards the upcoming league.
She said, “The preparations are geared towards gaining fitness for the league as they aim at winning the ultimate having finish as first runner-up last year.
Eva Adom Amankwaa, however expressed her disappointment after finishing third in the last Commonwealth games to Gold Coast Autralia.” I was a little bit disappointed because when we started the trials. I was first but after we started the second round I came third because I lost few matches which were very painful to me as it was head to head which took me to third position but I will not let that bring me down and let bygones be bygones and focus on the game this year round and what we have to learn to add to our game to improve is our focus, so the commonwealth game is left behind. So what is ahead that needs to be tackled is towards the All- African games and my secret is God and the strength he gives me to win my games’’.
By: Lawrence Mintah Smith (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
Two leading members of a pressure group called Coalition for Social Justice have described the removal of Charlotte Osei as legally bankrupt.
According to Brogya Gyenfi, Charlotte Osei’s removal is a recipe for disaster and this can destabilize the country.
He stated that demonstrations would be done in schools, mosques etc to ensure they reverse the removal of Mrs Osei.
He said, there are ready to match the security forces boot for boot as they embark on their mission to see to it that, Mrs Osei is reinstated.
Adding, Sammy Gyemfi quoted from the 1992 constitution that as our civic responsibility, anybody that overthrows the constitution or commits a crime can be punished or arrested.
In the same vein he accused Nana Akufo-Addo for overthrowing the constitution and therefore he should be held responsible.
By: Loretta Tiwaa Boateng (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
As part of efforts to help improve healthcare delivery in the country, Iran Clinic, has taken a giant step by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana Red Cross to train 10,000 First Aid Volunteers in Greater Accra Region.
The project is aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.￼
This project is an approved program for providing knowledge and skills in procedures and techniques that require little or no equipment.
The program shall be started with 10, 000 people in Accra and if it is well executed, it would be replicated in the parts of the region so that at least each household in Ghana has someone with the basic knowledge in first aid.
Briefing the media at the signing ceremony, Dr. Masoud Maleki Birjandi, the Medical Director of Iran Clinic explained that this project will go a long way to reduce untimely deaths among accident and disaster victims in the country; as victims shall be handled by trained first aid personnel.
According to him, in order to make the program affordable to all and sundry Iran Clinic and Ghana Red Cross have decided to subsidize its implementation.
This he said, the first aid classes shall be of high standards and they shall use all training tools such as books, brochures, the Media and CDs and the local language, so that everybody can understand.￼
Stressing that, the goal of Iran Clinic is to help reduce the untimely deaths, injuries and impact from disaster.
“Not only but also to increase local community, Civil Society and Red Cross, Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability,” he added.
The move, according to the Medical Director of Iran Clinic, Dr. Masoud Maleki Birjandi, forms part of the Iranian Red Crescent mission to help bring relief to the vulnerable in society.
It also seeks to offer Ghanaians the access to convenience and accelerated quality healthcare service delivery under a one-stop health facility at a reduced rate.
The gesture is equally geared towards complementing government’s effort to improve healthcare delivery in the country.
Iran Clinic is a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which functions under the Iranian Red Crescent society with the core aim of helping underprivileged people in Ghana by offering them quality and affordable medical services.
It has been in existence in Ghana for over 20 years providing healthcare services which included general consultation, recovery unit, laboratory, pharmacy, ambulance services, ultrasonography, dental clinic, physiotherapy, eye clinic and gynecology.
National Organizer and Acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Buadu, has said all is set for the 2018 national delegates congress underway at the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua.
Mr. Boadu led the party to join Muslim folks to worship at the Koforidua Central Mosque on Friday as planned. He was in the company of Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Daffour, Minister for Inner-Cities and Zongo Development, Hon. Alhaji Sedique Boniface Abubakar, and representative of vice president of the Republic Alhaji Dr. Sheikh Oluman among other executives and party members.
The vice president, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was to join worshipers in Koforidua but had to halt it to attend the week ceremony for the late former vice president, H.E. Paa Kwasi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur who passed away a week ago in Accra.
The Friday afternoon worship with the NPP was led by the Eastern Regional Chief Imam, Mallam Yusif Suleman.
Mr. John Boadu who is seeking to be made substantive general secretary of the NPP in a brief exclusive interview told Rainbow Radio International, the party is ensuring proper security and safety of members and all who will attend the event to sustain their outstanding record of successful organization at all times. He stressed, their party recognizes all forms of religious groupings and denominations hence the need to join the Muslim brethren in the capital on arrival.
He is by this urging everyone to comport themselves as usual.
By: Daniel Asuku
Veteran actor, Mac Jordan Amartey, has died, rainbowradioonline.com, has gathered.
The actor according to family sources died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital yesterday [Thursday].
The family source, Kwesi Ansah said the veteran actor who has been unwell for some time, died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Thursday evening.
His family had taken him to the hospital after struggling to get him to eat solid food. He had since been on admission until his death last night.
Mr Ansah who was taught by the renowned actor at University Primary School said the family is saddened by the death
He described the late actor as a disciplinarian.
“He was somebody who always wanted us to be our best. He pushed us to come out to be our best,” he said.
National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale has described Kpessa White’s comments against to the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Oforipanyin over his recent comments following the circumstances that led to the death of the late former vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, as needless.
According to him, the comments by the traditional ruler exposed the vacuum in our emergency healthcare system.
He was of the view that, we have to privatize our ambulance system to ensure that, Ghanaians get the best of services.
To him, we shouldn’t blame anybody and the tweet by Kpessa Whyte calling for the interrogation of the Okyenhene was needless.
‘’It is unfortunate people are throwing insults at people. We do not have to blame people but rather look at how we can rectify the challenge,’’ he said.
The Okyenhene gave a chilling narration of how the former vice president was transported when he collapsed at the 37 gym.
According to the revered paramount chief of Akyem Abuakwa, there was no ambulance to carry Mr Amissah-Arthur to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday, 29 June 2018 during a routine workout.
We gathered around him and pumped his heart as hard as we could, yelled out his name; his wife was calling out: 'Jesus, save him!' I just said: 'Call the ambulance, let's take him to the hospital.’ There were about seven, eight of us, and something dawned on me. When we took him out, there was no ambulance, there was no car, we threw the former vice-president in the back of a pick-up and drove off to 37.
"At this moment, I went back to the gym and everybody had departed. The place was empty. I just went and got my towel and my phone, called my driver to take me home. I was waiting so anxiously on the phone to hear if somebody will call and say that he's alright. The call came, and Boakye, the trainer in the gym said Osagyefo, he didn't make it. The vice-president is dead."
Commenting on it Nii Amasah Namoale, he said, I am not denigrating the Okyenhene nor am I attacking the NDC because the mentality of the Okyenhene was situated on the kind of emergency services practiced in other countries.
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has dragged investigate journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas before the General Legal Council.
The legislator is claiming that, the investigative journalist and lawyer, has misconducted himself professionally as a lawyer in a manner that bordered on “moral turpitude.”
The letter by the MP stated: “I refer to the above subject matter and respectfully write to lodge a formal complaint in my capacity as citizen of Ghana and a Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency against a Lawyer by name, ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS,” Mr Agyapong said in the letter he sent to the General Legal Council.
“Respectfully, on the 27th day of June 2018, The Salis Newspaper in conjunction with NET 2 Television aired a documentary at the premises of NET 2 Television titled 'WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMAN', the letter said.
“Respectfully, in the said documentary, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was seen and heard in a conversation with someone who, as it later turned out to be Chief State Attorney by name, Ellen Kwawukume discussing how both must collaborate and successfully work towards tainting evidence gathered by Anas Aremeyaw Anas with the view to obstruct the course of justice in a case against three suspects therein namely, Mohamed Hafiz Abdullah, Mubarak Seidu and Prince Kinston Kwame who were later charged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused, respectively,” it added
"In the documentary, Anas Aremeyaw Anas revealed to the Chief State Attorney that the suspects had bought him with One Hundred Thousand Dollars (US$100,000.00), paid Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars (US$75,000.00) to Mr. Frank Adu Poku, the then CID Director-General and also paid Five Thousand Dollars (US$5,000.00) into the account of the Chief State Attorney in order to taint the evidence and make the case ‘foolish’."
"Respectfully, an inquiry at the Registry of the Criminal Division Court, Accra has confirmed that the case was indeed dismissed for of prosecution."
"Thus, by the foregoing reasons, it is my humble opinion that such professional misconduct ought not to be countenanced at the Bar and therefore I respectfully urge your revered Committee to conduct thorough investigations into the misconduct exhibited by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the documentary. Please find attached electronic copy of the documentary."
"I therefore humbly present this complaint for the kind consideration of the Committee. I am also indicating to the Committee my willingness to assist it with additional evidence in my custody for any other purpose for which the Committee may need my presence."
"I hope that this complaint will receive your generous consideration in accordance with law," the letter concluded.
The Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, Mr Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has outlined measures to combat the Bacterial Black Spot Diseases (BBS) in mango production areas.
Speaking on BBS Disease, he indicated that the BBS Disease has been in existence from time in memorial and that, it was initially spotted in Somenya in the Eastern Region of which a committee was set up to come out with proper measures to curb this menace in 2010.
Outlining some measures, he said that there has been development and distribution of video documentaries on identification and management for BBS Disease to mango production areas and Kintampo is no exception.
BBS Technical Committee with membership from Mango Farmers Association and others are in place conducting consultation and dialoguing to ensure management techniques reach farmers.
Adding, he said the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has put measures in place to ensure that, all mango seedlings are free of disease through certification of operators and inspection of their nurseries.
He further said that MOFA with the support of USAID and GIZ train mango farmers throughout the country in the identification and management of the BBS Disease.
He added that, farmers were introduced to good agricultural practices.
These good practices he said included the use of certified free seedlings, restriction of movement of unauthorized persons to the farm, sterilization of crates as well as pruning tools and the establishment of windbreaks at the edge of each plot.
He emphasized that the Ministry has not turned a deaf ear to the plight of farmers in disease infested mango production areas.
By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)