Rlg Unveils Uhuru Classic

Rlg over the weekend unveiled its latest smartphone, the Uhuru Classic, onto the market in Keeping with the desire to remain an industry leader.
The much-talked about innovative piece was launched on the company’s, becoming one of the few to choose that as an option.
The Uhuru Classic is described as lightweight in size, heavyweight in style. It runs on Android 4.2.1, comes with crystal clear videos, photos and audio; and has dual camera (front 2.0MP and on the rear 8.0MP).
The phone has a long-hour Standby Battery and a super vibrant 4.7 HD LCD with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and a 1GB RAM.
“The Uhuru Classic is a living proof that not all phones are created the equal”, Ashraf Kanjo, Digital Marketing Manager of Rlg Global remarked.
This super-advanced masterpiece is manufactured to define innovation and creativity with its incredible design and features.


Spate of Cholera Epidemic Puts Pressure on Hospital Facilities

The spate of cholera outbreak in parts of Accra has brought pressure on infrastructure at the various hospitals and clinics.
Health officials at the Maamobi Polyclinic have indicated that the increasing number of cholera cases referred from other hospitals to their facility was alarming.
Fifty-eight cholera cases have been recorded with one death so far at the clinic.
Most of the facilities visited by Joy News’ reporters Wednesday revealed that there were inadequate hospital beds to house ailing patients.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, reports said had dispatched vans to affected areas in an attempt to intensify public awareness.
The areas, according to Simson Boateng, AMA Public Health Director are the Odawna, Agbogbloshie, Gbegbese,Sahara and all other cholera flash points.
Fifteen cholera patients were reported dead, out of over 870 cases in the Greater Accra Region since June this year.


Ebola scare: Doctos Run From Suspected Ebola Patient

Reports of an Ebola case at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) over the weekend caused a temporary closure of the facility, reports Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah.
Even as hospital officials have initiated investigations into the report of Ebola case at the facility, some doctors were alleged to have left a suspected Ebola victim to his fate for fear of contracting the virus.
According to some artisans at the Suame Magazine, the suspected Ebola virus carrier allegedly returned from Liberia, where the virus has claimed some lives.
Ebola has killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in February this year.
However, tests at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research on the suspected case came out negative.
Authorities at the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate are worried about what they say is increasing panic among the public as sensitization on Ebola virus intensifies.


Advertising Association of Ghana Inducts New Officers

A 16-member Executive Council of the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) has been inducted into office with a two-year mandate.
It has the Chief Executive of Innova DDB Ghana, Joel Edmund Nettey as its president, Mansah Amoa-Awuah, Vice-President and Martin Osei, Treasurer.
Ten other individuals and companies elected as members into the Executive Council will inducted into office by High Court Judge Justice Mrs. Naa Adoley Azu.
They also took the Oaths of Office and Secrecy at an impressive dinner held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
Speaking on behave of the new executives, Joel Nettey promised to act with integrity, probity, accountability and transparency in pursuit of their business objectives.
He also pledged their commitment to ensure the needs of all interest groups in the association, including media agencies, outdoor companies, production houses, creative agencies and individual members are met.


Jordan Ayew completes Lorient move

Jordan Ayew

Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew has completed a transfer move from Olympique Marseille to FC Liorent on a permanent basis.
The Black Stars forward has signed a four-year contract with the French club at an undisclosed transfer fee.

French club at an undisclosed transfer fee.



ECG not for sale - Government

Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has denied reports that the Electricity Company of Ghana  (ECG)will be privatised as part of conditions attached to the second Millennium Challenge Compact. intercepted a memorandum  dated July 16 signed by Dr Ahmed Mustapha MP and Minister of State, in which it was seeking Parliamentary approval for the "Second Compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) operated by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) of an amount of Five Hundred and Thirty-Five Million, Five Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand United States Dollars (US$535,565,000.00) from the United States of America (USA) to be laid before Parliament."
The memorandum which has already been signed by Parliament, stated among other things that government must show evidence of its "intent to proceed with an Acceptable ECG Private Sector Participation (PSP) Transaction, in a form and substance acceptable to MCC."


No Ebola In Ghana - KATH

Health Authorities in the Ashanti Region have dismissed claims of an Ebola outbreak at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
The Accident and Emergency Centre at the facility was closed to the public Sunday morning after rumours that a patient there had been traveling with the disease from Liberia, one of the countries affected by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
The victim came to the hospital with his head bleeding and a fractured leg.
Analysis of blood samples of the suspected victim is underway at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
But addressing a news conference in Kumasi this afternoon, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifuba said they are about 90 percent sure the patient is not suffering from Ebola.
The patient had been involved in a car accident. That notwithstanding, he said the hospital will soon release the report of the Research Institute when it is made available to them.


Two persons killed after articulated truck caught fire

Two persons said to be a driver and a 'mate' were reportedly killed in an accident near Hebron Prayer Centre between the Nsawam old barrier and Hope orphanage Sunday.
An eyewitness told Joy News both the two were trapped when the articulated truck they were driving in fell into a ditch and caught fire. The two were burnt beyond recognition.
Sammy Adjei, the eyewitness, narrated that, the trailer, loaded with iron rods, skidded off the road and fell into the gutter by the road.
The driver and mate were trapped after the iron rods piled up on the head the trailer, preventing them from escaping. The trailer later burst into flames burning them into ashes, the eyewitness added.
There has been no word from the Nsawam police yet but eyewitnesses say a joint team of police and fire personnel were on hand to deal with the situation. 


Bringing back national carrier: We will be ‘third time lucky’- Dzifa Ativor

Government says events leading to the collapse of past national carriers will provide vital lessons in ongoing attempts to establish a third one.
Minister of Transport, Dzifa Ativor said government is hoping to be “third time lucky” in guaranteeing the survival of the new airline as efforts are being made to ensure that, mistakes leading to the folding up of Ghana Airways and Ghana International Airline, are not repeated.
Bad management practices have largely to blame for the flop of the first carrier, Ghana Airways. This led to the formation of Ghana International Airline (GIA) in 2004 by the government, in partnership with a group of private international investors.
It commenced operations on 29 October 2005. The government of Ghana owned 70% of shares while the US consortium (GIA-USA) controlled 30%.
However, a protracted legal dispute by the shareholders in 2006 led to the eventual collapse of the airline.


Grunsah denies petitioning FIFA over alleged GFA’s plot to relegate his team

King Faisal President Alhaji Karim Grunsah has denied ever petitioning FIFA allegedly stating machinations by the Ghana Football Association leading to his team’s relegation from the top flight league last season.
There were rumours that the controversial football administrator had written to FIFA to report an alleged scheme by the FA to get his team out of the league last season.
 But in an chat with Joy Sports, Alhaji Grunsah stated that he has never reported the GFA to FIFA but confirms they are still contesting their relegation after petitioning the GFA.
“If anyone tells you we (King Faisal) are taking the GFA to FIFA or court then the person is a liar,” said Grunsah.
“We have rather written a petition to the GFA to implement some rules and regulations regarding the league but not FIFA.
“We are hoping they will do it but if it doesn’t go our favour then we will appeal because we can’t afford to sit there for us to be cheated.”


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