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A legal representative of Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef, one of the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Ghana, believes the change in government in both Ghana and the US, may have seen his client being used as a political tool.

In a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM on Friday , the lawyer, George Clark, said the transfer of power, “certainly doesn’t help, and it is unfortunate that it appears to me that he is being used as a political football when he has nothing to do with that.”

It has emerged that one of the two ex-Guantanmo Bay detainees, currently being hosted in Ghana, has gotten married during his short stay in the country.

Bin Atef’s wife, Haia, is a Yemeni national, and they have been married for about two and a half months.

Mental Health Authority developing operational guidelines for traditional and faith based healers

General News

The Mental Health Authority (MHA) has initiated moves aimed at ensuring that traditional and faith based healers operate within a framework that is beneficial to mental patients.

There are concerns that the rights of mental patients are sometimes trampled upon by some traditional and faith based healers at their various centres.

In the future students who seek admission to the Ghana School of Law to be lawyers like this will not write an entrance exam

General News

The Supreme Court has, in a unanimous decision, declared as unconstitutional a requirement by the General Legal Council (GLC) that persons seeking to enter the Ghana School of Law (GSL) need to pass an entrance examination, as well as an interview.

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Interior, Mrs Adelaide Anno-Kumi launching the manual

General News

The Minister for Information, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has suggested the need for communication and media schools in the country to introduce a course on conflict reporting.

This, he said would enable journalists and media practitioners acquire skills on best practices in conflict reporting.

 

Parents called upon to be more responsible

General News

Parents and caretakers have been called upon to take their responsibilities seriously in helping to develop children both mentally and physically.

As first-line caretakers, they have been asked not to shirk their responsibilities in taking care of their children.

The confusion followed a misunderstanding between the constituency chairman, Mr Yaw Amankwah and the Member of Parliament, Mr Eugene Boakye Antwi.

Politics

There was confusion on Friday during a delegates conference of the Subin constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ashanti Region.

The confusion followed a misunderstanding between the constituency chairman, Mr Yaw Amankwah and the Member of Parliament, Mr Eugene Boakye Antwi.

Opuni distributed cocoa fertilisers to cronies – Majority

Politics

The Majority in Parliament has accused a former Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni, of diverting fertilisers meant for all cocoa farmers to individuals linked to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during his tenure.

The Vice Chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee, Kwame Asafu Adjei, who addressed a press conference on Friday June 23, stated that “distribution was based on cronyism and political party affiliation in such free fertiliser policy [introduced by Dr Opuni], creating enormous avenues for corruption”.

I'm still at post - Lord Commey

Politics

The Director of Operations at the Presidency, Mr Lord Commey has dismissed reports that he has been sacked.

Reacting to reports on social media suggesting he was sacked for unknown reasons, Mr Commey accused his critics of spreading “lies” because he would not allow them to frustrate his work at the presidency.

Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah

Politics

An independent Presidential candidate in the 2016 election, Mr Jacob Osei-Yeboah, aka JOY, has advocated the handing over of the towing levy to insurance companies in the country.

Ashanti Regional Deputy Minister Elizabeth Agyemang

Politics

Ashanti Regional Deputy Minister Elizabeth Agyemang has appealed to Ghanaians irrespective of political, religious and ethnic affiliation to pray for the leadership of the country for them to stay focused to execute their good plans, policies and initiatives to enhance the living standards of the people.

Mr Muhamed Abdul-Samed Gunu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Savelugu-Nanton, introducing Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, the confirmed MCE for Savelugu-Nanton, to the crowd

Politics

The storm over the appointment of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Savelugu-Nanton in the Northern Region has settled.

This follows a peace accord reached between her and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth wing of the municipality who were against her appointment as the MCE for the area.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has been banned by FIFA for one year after he was found guilty of cheating an agent in a transfer deal back in 2014.

The 28-year-old has been ordered to pay creditor Curtis Willet $65,000 or in default serve a one-year ban.

Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh

Sports News

The Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh has questioned the rationale behind the senior national team (Black Stars) playing a "meaningless" friendly with Mexico on May 28 in Texas.

According to the former Kumasi Asante Kotoko board member, the Stars team would derive no benefit from playing an alternative Mexico side because their first team is currently involved in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

The final round matches of the ongoing table tennis league will be staged at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium tomorrow as Tesano Spinners maintain a firm grip at the top.

Tomorrow’s games will be spiced with a special media challenge tournament aimed at promoting the game in the country.The top liner of the day will be a cracker between third-placed SmartLine@Emefs and second-placed Immigration in one of the first matches of the day.

After a week’s break to make way for the surprise-filled MTN FA Cup, the various league centres will be full of action this weekend as Asante Kotoko return to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi so fight for maximum points against champions Wa All Stars.

Out of the nine league matches Kotoko have so played at their favourite home ground which used to be a Waterloo for many visiting teams, they have won only four and drawn five, including the recent match against Accra Great Olympics.

Coach James Kwasi Appiah says his Black Stars, are ready for their double-header international friendlies against Mexico and USA next week and that his charges will be going for both ‘performance and results’.

The Stars will play Mexico first next Wednesday in Texas and then USA on July 1 in Connecticut, and Kwasi Appiah says the two games form part of his team-building exercise.

The Sapholda Hockey League bounces back into action on Saturday at the Theodosia Okoh Stadium with three keen matches likely to attract much attention in the seven-team men's league.

League leaders, Trustees, with 12 points, will have the opportunity to extend their one-point lead over Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division) when they play bottom club Legon Knights at 3:00pm.

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Grateful lovers are more optimistic and build intimacy because gratitude stimulates attraction

Relationships

Human nature is selfish and negatively biased. We tend to focus on what is not working, vividly remember and complain of our failures in relationship instead of counting our blessings.

Many people get tired showing up for work every day just because they are supposed to.

They go not because they want to, but because they need to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.

Most people have lost that loving feeling they had for their job and don’t know what to do.

Being in a relationship should mean having a partner who is also your equal. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

When the scales are out of balance, it’s only a matter of time until the relationship is left teetering on the edge of a breakup. If you suspect your partner may be taking advantage of you, it’s time to face the facts.

Mr Alan Kyeremanten addressing the gathering at the Business Summit

Business News

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanten is touting the nation’s investment potentials to American investors urging them to bring in their investments, and also assuring them of much higher returns than anywhere else on the continent.

Lucy Quist addresses young entrepreneurs at The Bold New Normal event held at Workshed

Business News

The Managing Director of Airtel Ghana and international business leader, Lucy Quist, has challenged young entrepreneurs to create and operate businesses that will create prosperity beyond themselves.

She shared her thoughts and insights on the impact young entrepreneurs can make on the continent through scalable businesses during a talk session at Workshed as part of The Bold New Normal Tour.

Prof. Adam Habib

Business News

“Susu,” an indigenous way of pooling resources for future expenses for the poor, has been described as a developmental tool.

The description was given by the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor Adam Habib.

What started as a normal act at a friend’s wedding ceremony has turned out to be a business venture raking in substantial cash after a video of his dance moves went viral on social media platforms.

Biggie Happiness, as he has become known, due to his huge frame and affable nature - is not deterred by his figure to do what he loves most, dancing.

Nana Darkoa

Showbiz News

The Writers Project of Ghana (WPG) will at 7.00pm on Wednesday, June 28 present Ghanaian author, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, at its monthly book reading event dubbed ‘Ghana Voices Series’ at the  Goethe-Institut in Accra.

The lovebirds plan to tie the knot soon

Showbiz News

Despite criticisms over the close to 10 years age difference between them, rapper Medikal has revealed he is very much in love with musician, Deborah Vanessa, and wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

This is because in addition to the love they have for each other, they gel very well and have a lot of things in common.

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam. 

Mr. Ramirez was remanded following his not-guilty plea to a 16-count charge of obtaining money under false presences. He was arraigned by the EFCC. .

The teens - aged from Years 7 to 11 - formed a mass protest the day after five boys wore skirts on the hottest day of the year

International News

Teenage boys at a school in Exeter, United Kingdom, went to school Friday wearing skirts in protest at a ban on wearing shorts.

Around 50 pupils at ISCA Academy are understood to be taking part in the protest after a small group of boys came to school in girls' uniform Thursday.

Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border

International News

Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions, news agencies report.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.