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Rawlings congratulates Rev. Lawrence Tetteh

Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach following the decision by the Anglican Church of Ghana to appoint him as Honorary Canon of the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi.

The Anglican Church is recognizing Dr. Tetteh for his diverse contributions to Ghana and the diaspora.

Flt Lt Rawlings who congratulated Dr. Tetteh when the renowned evangelist called on him at his Ridge office on Wednesday, expressed concern about the moral and political challenges that the country faces. He asked Dr. Tetteh to remember to pray for Ghana and its political leadership as it works to tackle the problems.

Dr. Tetteh told the former President that he had the opportunity to grow up under his regime and had the opportunity to serve as a young cadre before leaving to study in Budapest, Hungary.


Jailed Mawarko supervisor denied bail by High Court

Moves by Jihad Chaaban, the jailed Mawarko restaurant supervisor, to be granted bail pending his appeal was yesterday dismissed by the Accra High Court.

Chaaban was on August 2, 2017, slapped with a nine month jail term by the Abeka District Court for shoving the face of a female employee, Evelyn Boakye, into a blender filled with pepper, onions and other vegetables

He was found guilty by the court on two counts of assault and unlawfully causing harm.

Bail application

Not happy with the decision, his legal team on August 9, 2017 filed a bail application pending appeal at the Accra High Court.

Counsel for the convict, Mr Julio Demeideros, prayed the court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, to grant his client bail pending the appeal.


LPG ready to offer constructive criticism — Akpaloo

The Founder and Chairman of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Kofi Percival Akpaloo, has stated that the party is going to fully participate in the governance process and make it relevant in the affairs of state of the country.

In line with this he gave the assurance that the LPG had positioned itself to offer good governance practices and constructive criticism on behalf of the good people of Ghana.

He has, therefore, stressed that the honeymoon period enjoyed by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is over.

He said having been in government over the last eight months, it was appropriate to scrutinise the NPP’s activities and how it was utilising the public purse for the good of the nation.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra, Mr Akpaloo declared: “It is now time to hold the NPP government to account and draw its attention to the everyday needs and aspirations of the people and society.”


Teacher trainee allowance restored - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the restoration of teacher trainee allowances has taken effect from Tuesday, September 12 alongside the official launch of the free senior high school (SHS) programme.

He said the restoration of the allowances is part of government’s efforts aimed at providing quality education under the free SHS programme.

The President said this at the launch of the Free SHS programme at the West African Senior High School (WASS) in Accra on Tuesday.

“Central to the prospects of this policy is the teacher. A well trained, confident and content teacher is essential in the delivery of quality education. If we are to succeed as a nation and if we accept that education is central to national development, then it is clear that quality teacher training is vital to our nation’s development,” he said.


Black Starlets can win World Cup - Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), believes the national U-17 team, the Black Starlets, have the quality to win next month's FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Nyantakyi believed that the additional players in the Starlets team would help improve the squad, coupled with the right preparation towards the competition.

He disclosed that players from WAFA and Right to Dream had been released to feature for the Starlets this time round unlike previously when they were not made available for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon last May.

“The Starlets have the quality to win the World Cup after some of the players were released by their clubs to join the team.

"I believe they will improve the quality of the team as they prepare to win the competition for the third time for the country," he said in an interview with the Graphic Sports.


Doctors gave me 5 years to live - Abigail Ashley of UTV

Death is inevitable but nothing is as devastating as knowing exactly when you will exit this world.

Abigail Ashley, host of My Life My Health on UTV was more than terrified when doctors told her she had five years to live after she was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4.

But it has been 10 years since then and she cannot stop appreciating life and thank God for being alive and kicking.

“This only shows that man may have plans but God has the final say. I was 27 years old when the doctors told me what they thought they knew but God had other plans for me. I was terrified when I was given five years to live.

“I was always scared to go to bed because I was not sure I would wake up the following day. This affected me a lot; I was not planning my life. I remember I used to tell people as for me I don’t care; after all, I will die soon”, she said in an interview with Showbiz.


BoG raises minimum capital to GHC400 million

On Monday, September 11, the Bank of Ghana will formally direct banks in the country to recapitalise to GH¢400 million, equivalent to about US$100 million.

The central bank will give the banks until December 2018 to raise the amount, which represents a 333.3 per cent increase from the current minimum capital of GH¢120 million.

A source told Graphic Online that Governor of BoG, Dr Ernest Addison, announced the figure to bank executives at a closed door meeting Friday.

The meeting was to prepare the banking sector CEOs under the umbrella of the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) for the formal announcement Monday. The announcement should bring to an end two years of speculation on how and when the central bank will recpaitalise commercial banks.

The source explained that all the CEOs at the meeting appeared comfortable with the figures.


Akufo-Addo should have fired William Quaitoo – Minority

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should not have waited for the resignation letter from the Deputy Agriculture Minister, Mr William Quaitoo, the Minority Members of Parliament have said.

Rather, the President should have fired him to send a strong signal that his government was against ethnicity, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, the Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu in the Northern Region and the spokesperson for the Minority Members of Parliament has said.

In a radio interview on Accra based Neat FM Wednesday morning, in reaction to the resignation of the deputy minister over his ethnocentric comment that farmers in Northern Ghana were difficult people to deal with, Alhaji Fuseini said: “I even thought that even before he resigned, the bigger message would have been for the President to fire him.”


Allow Deputy Agric Minister to continue his work - Rev Owusu-Bempah

The Founder and General Overseer of the Glorious Word Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah has appealed to President Akufo-Addo not to accept the resignation letter of the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr William Quaitoo.

According to him, since the minister has apologised for his “unsavory” utterance, which has attracted a lot of anger from Ghanaians, particularly those from the northern part of the country, he ought to be forgiven.

He explained that the minister is not known for such behaviours, adding that it is unfair to use the circumstance to impress upon the minister to resign. Rev. Owusu-Bempah made the remarks on Accra-based Okay FM on Wednesday.

“I feel hurt about his resignation”, he said, adding “I was troubled when I heard this morning that he has resigned”.

According to him, the minister must be allowed to continue his work.


Black Stars sure of double victory over Congo

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, is brooding over the absence of his new-found striker, Raphael Dwamena, but has assured Ghanaians of victory in the doubleheader against Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday and in Brazzaville next Wednesday.

Dwamena was named in Coach Appiah’s 23-man squad but had to be excused because of a conflicting medical report threatening his prospects of playing in the English Premiership.

But Appiah told the Daily Graphic after the team’s maiden training at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday that despite the poor start of the 2018 World Cup qualifier, the Stars were poised to correct the poor start on Friday.

Ghana is third in the four-nation race for a single slot for the Mundial in Russia next year.

“Much as I am building a new team, I am also conscious of the fact that we need to qualify for the various competitions, chiefly among them is the World Cup.


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