Did You Hear This: Ghana In Focus This Week…

Paa Kwesi Nduom

Paa Kwesi Nduom

June 20: CPP Blames NDC, NPP For Current State Of Lawlessness

The Convention Peoples’ Party has blamed the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the current state of lawlessness coupled with ethnic clashes bedeviling the nation. “The current state of affairs of our nation characterized by social-economic failures, gross indiscipline, and blatant corruption is a firm indication that the NDC and the NPP had failed.” “Instead of fixing the problem, orchestrated by their supporters and some leaders, they rather engage in leveling the score card as to who is more violent, corrupt, and lawless,”

June 20:  Ghana To Attend UN Arms Trade Treaty Summit

A five-member delegation will represent Ghana at the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiation conference in New York from July 2- July 27.

They are Alhaji Muhammed Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Baffour D. Amoa, President of West African Network on Small Arms, Colonel Ed Fiawoo, Director, Legal Services, Ghana Armed Forces, Dr Kodzo Alabo, Director of Africa and Regional Integration Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Mr Jones Applerh, Executive Secretary of Ghana National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (GNACSA). The conference would promote transparency and accountability in import, export and transfer of conventional arms, prevent, combat and eliminate the illicit transfer, production, brokering of conventional arms and their diversion into the illicit market including use in trans-national organised crime and terrorism.

June 20: I Support Archbishop Sarpong – Paa Kwesi Nduom

Last week, the Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus of Kumasi His Grace Peter Akwasi Sarpong spoke some honest truths about our growing political system, which we must all absorb and deal with in humility. I support the Archbishop when he says:

“Our so-called democracy has in large part, degenerated into corruption. It has been turned into a rule of terror, however subtle, it has become inward looking. Our political party democracy has carried with it the danger of the parties thinking more about how to win the next election than about the good of the nation.”

June 20: CID Chases Baako Over Woyome

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday undertook what turned out to be a wild goose chase for the source of stories regarding aspects of the Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor and Alfred Agbesi Woyome reportage, which appeared in both the DAILY GUIDE and Crusading Guide newspapers. At the Crusading Guide where two crack detectives engaged the Editor-In-Chief of the newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, the latter gave the security agents a lecture on the code of ethics of journalism, but without giving out his source.

June 20:  Japan Motors Launches New Almera

Japan Motors and Nissan on Tuesday launched the new Nissan Almera in Accra. The Almera, also known as the new Sunny, made its world debut in Guangzhou, China, last year. “The new Nissan Almera is going to dare buyers to open their mind and re-examine their expectations from a car built on the same V-platform as the Nissan Micra.

“The Nissan Almera is big-bodied for a 1,500 capacity car powered by a 4-cylinder petrol engine, horse power of 73 kilowatt and a torque of 134. It is generous, comfortable, spacious, neat and worthy,” said Imad Antoine Ghorayeb, General Manager, Sales of Japan Motors.

June 22: rlg Appoints New Corporate Affairs Manager

rlg Communication Ltd, a subsidiary of the AGAMS Group of Companies has appointed 2006 GJA Television News Reporter, Mr Emmanue1 J.K Arthur, as its Corporate Affairs Manager. His appointment is part of an ongoing reorganisation of the corporate affairs and legal outfit of the company, which is regarded as one of the fastest growing lCT firms on the continent.

rlg is a Ghanaian-owned company engaged in the production of communications equipment such as mobile handset, electronic notebooks, tablets, laptops, and LCD TV monitors. The company also engages in capacity building and training programmes in collaboration with the government.

June 21: Ghana Revenue Authority Launches Code of Ethics and Conduct

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday launched a code of ethics and conduct to promote integrity, fairness, transparency, and to guide staff in their work, in Accra. Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner-General of GRA, said the code would redefine operations of staff and adopt zero tolerance to malfeasance or misconduct.

“We need to make a firm commitment both individually and collectively to the virtues of honesty, integrity and commitment to your jobs, and these virtues must be renewed on daily basis so that we can confront any emerging realities or challenges in our work environment,” Mr. Blankson said.

June 12: I’m Not Magician – Maxwell Konadu

THE BEST Coach of the Glo Premier League for last season, Maxwell Konadu insists he is not a magician. The former striker successfully guided a virtually newly formed Kotoko team to conquer Ghana in the just ended season. Coach Konadu said his success at Kotoko was not aided by magic or any concealed special powers. According to the trainer, hard work and commitment to duty, aided him to lead Kotoko to their 21st league diadem. 

June 18: Black Bombers show class at ECOWAS Games

Three Ghanaian boxers have qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games. The trio; Duke Micah (Flyweight), Sulemana Tetteh (Bantamweight) and Musah Raman Lawson (Light Welterweight) booked their places in the medal zone with convincing wins in their quarter final bouts on Monday at the Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.

Micah, one of four boxers to have qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games stopped Nigerian Muideen Buhari in the first round of their Flyweight contest. In the Bantamweight category, Tetteh accounted for Gominam Agossou of Benin 14:7 whilst Lawson also accounted for Nigerian Pender Agwaholo in the Light Welterweight division.

June 19: Bad Pay Forced Me Out Of Kotoko – Bekoe

Eric Bekoe has revealed he left Asante Kotoko for Petrojet in 2008 because his pay at the time was very bad. The 25-year-old striker was then on top of his game and emerged the Top Goal scorer in the Ghana Premier League haven scored 17 goals in 23 matches. Bekoe was expected to play an integral role in Kotoko’s campaign in the next Caf Champions League but rather opted to join Suez club amidst serious interest from Zamalek.

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