Nii Kwao Obuabasa still Chief of Kwabenya

Nii Kwao Obuabasa II, the Chief of Kwabenya, has called on the public to reject any person who parades himself as the chief of the community.

He said the people and elders of Kwabenya had never and could not install a new chief while the substantive chief was alive.

Nii Obuabasa, who made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, said the sitting chief, Nii Kwao Obuabasa II was installed in 1992 and Gazetted, which was published in the Local Government Bulletin on January 5, 1993.

“The elders and people of Kwakbenya cannot, therefore, install a new chief while the sitting chief is not dead, destooled or has abdicated the stool,” he said.

He added that anyone who paraded himself as the newly installed Kwabenya chief, therefore, was an imposter.

“We the elders wish to advice the general public to ignore such publication to ensure peace in the community,’’ he said.


Black Stars qualify to the semis

Black Stars of Ghana became the first team to progress to the semi final stage of the Fox WAFU cup of nations after a narrow victory over Mali on Saturday.

A keenly contested fixture saw both teams creating few chances on goal. The Stars had majority share of possessions but they could not penetrate the resolute defence of the Eagles before the hour mark.

The Malians nearly got the lead following a misunderstanding between Goalkeeper Joseph Addo and Vincent Atinga but Omar Kidas effort went just wide.

The Stars got the needed goal in the 74th when a swift inter positional play by the Ghanaians saw Winful Cobbinah's 20 yard strike finding the back of the net to grab the lead for the host nation.

The Black Stars hopes of defending the cup is on course as they have secured a semi final spot in the Fox WAFU Cup of nations tournament.


'All you need for free SHS is chop box' - Deputy Volta Regional Minister

Mr Maxwell Blagogee, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, has said all a student needed for the free Senior High School was a chop box and that the policy was “putting money in the pockets of the people.”

“When the cost of education is slashed by a greater percentage, the burden on parents and guardians are offloaded and all their wards will need for SHS is a chop box,” he said.

Mr Blagogee, who was addressing a forum in Kpando during a tour by Mr Francis Nyonyo, Member of Council of State for the Region, said government was ready for glitches that might occur in the implementation of the policy.

Mr Nyonyo presented books to the districts in support of the policy and said government’s initiatives must be nurtured by the people.

Public Senior High Schools across the country this morning started admitting students for government’s flagship Free Senior High School policy with reported cases of delays across the Volta Region.


'We want to be the broadcasters of Ghana Premier league' – Kwese TV

Kwese Sports, a television network which operates in the Sub-Saharan Africa, has expressed interest in becoming the media right owners of the Ghana Premier League.

Kwese free sport which was launched on August 12, 2016, has become one of African’s largest Free To Air (FTA) Channels with over 100,000,000 viewers across the continent.


'Gambia would upset Ghanaians on Saturday' – Modou Jobe

Modou Jobe, captain of the national team of Gambia, says his side is prepared to upset Ghanaians in the opening game of the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament scheduled for September 9, at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Speaking to the press at the Essipong Sports Stadium, Jobe 29, said they would neither be intimidated by their status as underdogs nor as visitors on Saturday.

He said although it would be difficult, they are prepared to humiliate the Black Stars in front of their own fans.

"Gambia would upset Ghana and progress to the second phase of the competition. Obviously we are the underdogs, but we are not intimidated by that.

"It’s going to be difficult especially in an opening game, but we are ready to progress to the next phase of the competition. We are very confident and determined to make our country proud on Saturday.” Jobe said.


Lawrence Tetteh to be installed Canon of the Anglican Church

The Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, an International Evangelist and President of the worldwide Miracle Outreach, would be installed an Honorary Canon of the Anglican Church.

This would be done on September 23, 2017 at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Cathedral, Kumasi.

The installation service would be conducted by the Most Reverend Dr Daniel Yinka Sarfo, Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of West Africa and the Bishop of Kumasi.

This was disclosed to GNA at Dodowa during a Dodowa Traditional Council meeting, chaired by Normesi Mantse Nene Teye Kwesi Agyemang V, the Chief of Dodowa.

Nene Agyeman V said it was an honour for the Shai State for one of its sons to be honoured by an international religious organisation such as the Anglican Church.

The Canon to be is the Chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of UK and the Republic of Ireland.


Government to disburse free SHS funds latest Friday

Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance, assured Ghanaians that government was ready to disburse the funds agreed to allow the smooth implementation of the free senior high school policy.

She said the Ministry had finalised preparations to credit the accounts of 647 public SHS and was waiting for the Ministry of Education to provide them with numbers placed in every school, after placements closed yesterday.

“We have a list of all the 647 schools and all their account numbers…Latest by close of day tomorrow all the schools will be credited with the amounts that they need to roll out the policy,” she stated, to loud applause.

Mrs Osei-Asare announced this at the 57th Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Employers Association held in Accra on Thursday.


Free SHS programme to the rescue of 120,000 students

About 120,000 students would have missed the opportunity to access senior high school (SHS) education this year, but for the government’s free SHS intervention, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, a Deputy Minister of Education, has said.
He made reference to available data, which showed that in excess of 100,000 students annually lost the chance to access SHs education due to financial difficulties, to buttress his assertion.

He said in the Northern part of the country, an average of between eight and 10 per cent of students placed in SHS by the computerized school selection system was unable to pursue their education because of the existence of feeding grant.


Two porters jailed for stealing from Okaishie warehouse

Two Porters who stole cartons of confessionary worth GH¢12,000.00 from a warehouse at Okaishie have been sentenced to one year imprisonment each by an Accra Circuit Court.

Zibo Mustapha, 25, and Rashid Amadu, aged 19 both from Niger were found guilty on the charges of unlawful entry and stealing.

The Court presided over by Mrs Priscilla Dapaa Mireku sentenced them to one year imprisonment each on each count. Sentences are to run concurrently.

The case as presented by Sergeant Mabel Afful is that the complainant Abdulai Kuka Tahiru is a trader who manages his mother’s shop at Okaishie Market, Accra.

Prosecution said in the first and second week of March this year, the complainant experienced series of theft at his warehouse.


20 GIJ Journalism students awarded scholarships by Lebanese Community

The Lebanese Community in Ghana, under the leadership of Mr Ali H. Halabi, the Lebanese Ambassador, on Tuesday awarded scholarship to 20 Journalism students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The scholarship, which is an annual programme package for journalism students, was awarded to 15 undergraduate students and five post-graduate students to continue their education in Level 200, 300, 400 and the Masters Level.  
Dr Wilberforce S. Dzisah, the Rector of the Institute, congratulated the beneficiaries and expressed gratitude to the Lebanese Community for the continuous kind gesture.
He urged the beneficiaries to continue learning hard to prove themselves above the standard they had reached because the scholarship was renewable annually.
Dr Dzisah appealed to the Community to extend the gesture to the Public Relations students to help the brilliant but needy student among them to also access the scholarship package.


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