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A superb second-half strike from Micheal Yeboah was enough to secure the maximum points for Great Olympics as they beat Berekum Chelsea 1-0 in the last game of match-day 16 played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.

Great Olympics with this win had moved to second spot and just a point off league leaders Karela United who have 28 points.

Great Olympics started the game the better side with some delightful one-touch passing but defender Jamaldeen Haruna nearly gifted the away side a goal with a poorly controlled pass but Berekum Chelsea striker Kofi Owusu couldn't keep his composure in front of goal to put the visitors ahead.

The away side was pleased to allow Great Olympics have the ball as they controlled possession of the game but the "Dade Boys" couldn't create any decent opportunity halfway through the first half.

Berekum Chelsea settled very well into the game and begun to have a positive approach towards the game after the half-hour mark.

Stephen Amakona's attempted free-kick in the 32nd minute could only find the roof of the net.

The clearest chance of the first half fell for a veteran striker of Berekum Chelsea Emmanuel Clottey but struck the ball way off target.

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Ghana coach Abdul Karim Zito reveals he fired up his team for Thursday's Africa U20 Cup of Nations quarter-final clash with Cameroon with talks of a possible qualification ticket reward for the cancelled 2021 Fifa U20 World Cup.

The Black Satellites booked a place in the semi-final of the African championship with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over the young Indomitable Lions at Stade Olympique in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.

Ordinarily, all Afcon semi-finalists are also rewarded with spots to represent Africa at the U20 World Cup but the situation has been made different this year after Fifa cancelled the 2021 global showpiece set for Indonesia, owing to health and safety concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

The cancellation announcement for the tournament was made in December, only days after Ghana won a sub-regional Wafu Zone B championship in Benin to qualify for the continental gathering.

“We came into this game with the mental attitude to win. They won all their group matches so it was a tough challenge but today we are happy to beat them and qualify to the next stage," Zito said at the post-match press conference, as reported by the Ghana FA's official website.

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Mr Ebenezer Kojo Kum, Minister Designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has revealed that US$ 25 million has been advanced as seed money for the National Cathedral Project.

The nominee who maintained that the National Cathedral Project was still a government priority project however could not tell the total cost of the project.
“His Excellency the President has indicated that the project is going to be constructed at very least cost to the State”.

Mr Kojo Kum made the revelation when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament to be vetted on his nomination by President Akufo-Addo for a ministerial role.

The nominee who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ahanta West has been nominated for ministerial appointment in the second term of President Akufo-Addo’s administration to head the Ministry for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

Mr Kojo Kum also explained that the contractor for the project was currently on site and work was ongoing.

He cited for example that Ridge Church in Accra has set aside the month July and December in each year to do a special offering to be dedicated to the National Cathedral Project.

On the issue of chieftaincy, the nominee also revealed that out of the over 350 chieftaincy disputes, which were pending his predecessor was able to resolve 270 of them.

He said currently there were about 300 chieftaincy disputes pending and that with the digitization of the entire adjudicating process, he was hopeful that this disputes would be disposed of quickly.
 

 

 

 

 

Source: GNA

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Trade and Industry Minister-designate, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, on Friday, announced, that the Free Zones Enclave in Kumasi would be turned into Ghana’ second industrial city, after Tema.

Mr Kyerematen said a public-private partnership was advancing towards developing the land acquired by the Government at Ejisu for activities in the industrial city because of the strategic location of the Ashanti Region.

He described the Region “as being linked to several other geographical regions of Ghana” and being a transit corridor to the Sahelian countries of West Africa.

The renominated Minister for the portfolio, who is a lawyer, an entrepreneur, diplomat, and management consultant, said this as his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, at the Parliament House, in Osu-Accra.

Currently chaired by Mr Joseph Osei Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who is also the MP for Bekwai, the Appointments Committee of Parliament derives its existence and power from the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament to vet nominees of the President for ministerial positions or other public offices, such as the Office of the Chief Justice.

The Committee, subsequently, recommends to the plenary of Parliament to either reject or approve the nominees.

Mr Kyerematen announced that the One District One Factory (1D1F) flagship programme of the Government included the development of industrial parks, and the Ejisu land had been incorporated into the Greater Kumasi Industrial and Economic Zone.

 

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The Director of communications at Ghana Gas Company Limited Ernest Owusu Bempah has received and accepted an invitation “to come home for tea” from the CEO of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama, MyNewsGh.com reports.

Mr. Mahama who described Ernest Owusu Bempah as his “younger brother” invited him to come home, indicating a sealing of peace and forgiveness from the businessman.

The businessman had secured a court order to empty Ernest Owusu Bempah’s account of Ghc310,000 but only Ghc107,000 was found in his account at NIB.

Sources hinted MyNewsGh.com that the generous Ibrahim Mahama who “didn’t actually need the Ghc310,000 for anything” pardoned Ernest Owusu Bempah from paying the balance. This is yet to be confirmed though.

 

All this comes after Owusu Bempah placed a call to apologize to the businessman after issuing out an official apology as well to the magnanimous businessman who in 2018, the business mogul sued along with the Despite Group of Companies, operators of UTV for defaming him.

 

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The Automobile industry in the Tema Metropolis is suffocating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has virtually toppled sales and promotion and serving as a blockade to customers.

“Car dealers are suffering and need immediate action to resuscitate it”, Mr. Kofi Yeboah, Automobile Dealer at Community 4, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Tema stressing that business was down.

Mr Yeboah was among scores of car dealers who spoke to the GNA on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tema and its environs said, regardless the challenges confronting the sector, players have to manage and adopt business models on how to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have to adjust to the COVID-19 complications since the whole world is not in normal times,” he said.

On other challenges confronting the industry, Mr Yeboah identified the activities of automobile fraudsters who attempt to outwit and run away with cars under the disguise of test-driving them.

“We are smart business operators as compared to those thieves so before we started this business we never allowed our cars to be tested regardless of your status. “In case the customer insist on test-driving then we will demand that he brings someone who would be temporarily detained in the office, while our own boys accompany the potential customer on the test-drive.

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Lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning, Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has laughed off the recent news that he has been dismissed from a certain Association of African Albinos, following his protests against the LGBTQ+ community in the country.

A press release by one Association of African Albinos noted that lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning had been “denounced and expelled…with immediate effect for his violation of human rights and championing hates”.

However, Lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning, speaking to Sefa Danquah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show stated: “I don’t even belong to an association. If I was part of such an association, I don’t think I will be dismissed”.

Explaining why he has been passionate about the issues around the LGBTQ+ movement, he shared: “I am a very proud African. We have suffered at the hands of the whites for too long.

Did you see what the whites did to George Floyd? Do you think Ghana’s ambassador to Australia can go to Australia and ask them to accept polygamy?

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A gory road accident has occurred at Akyem Asafo Junction in the Eastern Region Friday morning.

Sixteen (16) passengers have so far been confirmed dead while many others have sustained various degrees of injuries in the fatal accident.

Two transport buses, a Kia Grand Bird bus with registration number GT 5629-18 heading from Accra to Kumasi and a VIP bus with registration number GE 5510-15 from Sankore in the Bono Region to Accra had a head-on collision resulting in the unfortunate accident.

According to eyewitnesses, the Kia Grand Bird bus from Accra to Kumasi was overtaking 4 trucks including a fuel tanker on a hill section of road but sped directly against the VIP bus which was also descending the hill.

The accident happened at around 3:00 am.

More details soon . . . 

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Alex Kofi Donkor, director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, has said the group he leads expected an uproar over their recent opening of an office in Accra but the magnitude of the uproar was unexpected.

“We did not expect such an uproar,” Donkor told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

“We expected some homophobic organisations would use the opportunity to exploit the situation and stoke tension against the community, but the anti-gay hateful reaction has been unprecedented,” he added.

Alex Kofi Donkor, director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, has said the group he leads expected an uproar over their recent opening of an office in Accra but the magnitude of the uproar was unexpected.

“We did not expect such an uproar,” Donkor told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

“We expected some homophobic organisations would use the opportunity to exploit the situation and stoke tension against the community, but the anti-gay hateful reaction has been unprecedented,” he added.

 

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A US intelligence report has implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

The declassified report released by the Biden administration says the prince approved a plan to either capture or kill the US-based Saudi exile.

It is the first time America has publicly named the crown prince, who denies ordering the death.
Khashoggi was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
He had been known for his criticism of the Saudi authorities.

US President Joe Biden is expected to take a firmer line than his predecessor Donald Trump on human rights and the rule of law in Saudi Arabia, a key American ally in the Middle East.

In a phone call on Thursday with the crown prince's father, King Salman, the president "affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law", the White House said.
According to sources quoted by Reuters news agency, the Biden administration is considering the cancellation of arms deals with Saudi Arabia that pose human rights concerns as well as the limiting of future military sales to "defensive" weapons.

Saudi authorities blamed his death on a "rogue operation" by a team of agents sent to return him to the kingdom, and a Saudi court tried and sentenced five individuals to 20 years in prison last September, after initially sentencing them to death.

In 2019, UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard accused the Saudi state of the "deliberate, premeditated execution" of Khashoggi and dismissed the Saudi trial as an "antithesis of justice".
How was Khashoggi killed?

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