14 Chinese Illegal Miners Grabbed

14 Chinese Illegal Miners Grabbed

Some 14 Chinese nationals suspected of engaging in illegal mining activities also called ‘galamsey’, in the Western Region, have been apprehended. They were arrested in a massive operation conducted by the Western Regional Operation Base of Operation Vanguard personnel in a forest at Wassa Dunkwaw near Asankragwa in the region. Their names were given us Li Yan Yin, 36, Chou Minchong, 42, Chen Yundun, 20, Huang Wenyu, 44, Wan Tunden, 55, Wu Xin Lni, 32 and Wan Dundon, 47. The rest were Wan Li Fun, 33, Che Chi Yun, 50,…

Ronaldo scores controversial late penalty to rescue Juve

Ronaldo scores controversial late penalty to rescue Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial late penalty rescued a draw for below-par Juventus in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at AC Milan. Juve looked set for a third straight away defeat after Ante Rebic’s volley put Milan ahead before the hosts lost Theo Hernandez to a second yellow card after 71 minutes. The visitors offered little threat despite their man advantage but the late VAR-awarded spot-kick allowed Ronaldo, 35 last week, to make it 35 goals in 35 games for club and country. The second leg in Turin is…

COVID 19: It’s not safe to evacuate Ghanaian students

COVID 19: It’s not safe to evacuate Ghanaian students

The acting Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has emphasised that evacuating Ghanaian students in Wuhan, China, where the COVID 19 (coronavirus) started is not advisable. He said stakeholders in Ghana and beyond had described that move as counter-productive. Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications by downloading Graphic NewsPlus Here. Also available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store That, he said, was because China had a better capacity than Ghana in dealing with the disease in terms of prevention, management and treatment. Providing the media…

Ghana, South Africa To Revamp Ghana Railways

Ghana, South Africa To Revamp Ghana Railways

South Africa’s state-owned rail and freight operator, Transnet International Holdings, will establish its full presence in Ghana’s railway sector in the second quarter of the year. The company says after the signing of initial agreements, it will start off with the redevelopment and maintenance of the Western Railway Line and refurbish and maintain existing locomotives and wagons for haulage. Discussions between the Ministry of Railways and Transnet for the possibility of the latter investing in Ghana’s railway system began in 2018. The discussions were given a boost in December last…

EC calls on Otumfuo

EC calls on Otumfuo

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, 12 February 2020, led a 10-member delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi. The visit afforded the chairperson and her delegation the opportunity to brief the monarch on the various reforms that had taken place since their assumption of office. There were also discussions on operational issues relating to the electoral processes in the lead-up to the conduct of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. Welcoming the…

Akufo-Addo’s success gives NDC sleepless nights – Bawumia

Akufo-Addo’s success gives NDC sleepless nights – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not feeling comfortable with Akufo-Addo’s success story. “The NDC will not feel comfortable about the enormous successes of the President Nana Akufo-Addo’s NPP government,” he said, adding, “As a result, they (NDC) will try to attack or dispel whatever I said today, but in doing so, I am urging the NDC to produce contrary evidence to dispute the hard facts that I have delivered today.” Dr. Bawumia threw the challenge to the NDC when he was…

Kumawood was unable to switch from CD to streaming – Nana Ama McBrown on Kumawood ‘collapse’

Kumawood was unable to switch from CD to streaming – Nana Ama McBrown on Kumawood ‘collapse’

The conversation about the movie industry, particularly Kumawood, and whether or not it has collapsed, has been an ongoing discussion by industry players and critiques alike. Many believe that the reason most actors have now taken to other mediums including TV presentation, music, etc to enable them survive is due to lack of investment in the movie industry. Actors like Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey, Kwaku Manu, and Tracey Boakye among others have now become TV presenters, and musicians, churning out music and TV programs rather than movies. But ace…

Teacher unions call for suspension of Pre-tertiary Education Bill

Teacher unions call for suspension of Pre-tertiary Education Bill

Teacher Unions in Ghana have called on Parliament to suspend any further deliberations on the Pre-tertiary Education Bill until they have resolved all outstanding issues with the Ministry of Education. “This notice we serve the Parliament of Ghana. We wish to caution that should our stance be disregarded or ignored, we pre-tertiary education unions would advise ourselves accordingly,” they said. Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications by downloading Graphic NewsPlus Here. Also available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store The teacher unions, comprising the Ghana National Association of Teachers…

Pogba wants Juventus return – agent Mino Raiola

Pogba wants Juventus return – agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba is keen to leave Manchester United and return to Juventus, according to his agent Mino Raiola. The France midfielder came through the ranks at Old Trafford, but left for Turin in 2012 on a free transfer, only to return for a world-record fee in 2016. He has barely played this season due to a foot injury and illness and Raiola has confirmed that he will be looking to move his client back to the Italian champions in the summer after Euro 2020. “Pogba feels at home in Italy,”…

We got away with our foolishness because we had no phones to record it – Lydia Forson

We got away with our foolishness because we had no phones to record it – Lydia Forson

Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has reacted to issue regarding seven female students of Ejisuman Senior High School who were expelled from boarding over a controversial video they shared on social media. In a video shared on her platform, the actress was not in support of the punishment meted out to the students. Ms. Forson suggested parents and authorities should have a conversation with their wards about social media and its repercussions than to go hard on them. Management of the school sacked seven of the female students involved in the…