Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Abrantepa.comStonebwoy vandalised my studio - Beatz DakayStonebwoyGhana's showbiz was hit with news of an end of a working relationship between Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy and his resident producer, Beatz Dakay on a very unfriendly terms. “Beatz Dakay had earlier demanded for a percentage sharing of all gigs Stonebwoy will play because he does not charge him for the production. He demanded for 20% but Stonebwoy was only ready to give 5%. Again Stonebwoy has now set up his own studio in his house and instead of using his known producer Beatz Dakay for his works, he is rather using a young producer who goes by the name Awaga and was trained by Beatz Dakay," portions of the publication read. Two days after Stonebwoy addressed issues of a rift, Beatz Dakay in a lengthy post, has given his account of the matter, alleging that Stonebwoy once vandalised his studio after talks between them went bad.
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Ghanafuo.comTop 5 'scariest' photos from Asantehemaa's funeralAsantehemaa's funeral Photocredit: Bob PixelThe ongoing funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, has so far been peaceful and has also thought the new generation the rich Asante culture. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, who is the mother of the Ashanti King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, passed away at the age of 111. Some celebrities, politicians and public figures have made their presence known at the funeral grounds but we have spotted some super scary photos to share with you. Take and deep breath and join us as we walk you through the top 5 SCARIEST photos we saw at the funeral grounds. How about spinning your war Batakari like Kwaku Bonsam4.Keep staring at me.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Daily GuideAmissah-Arthur for President posters outFormer Vice President of Ghana, K. B. Amissah-ArthurPosters of ex-Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as a presidential aspirant for election 2020 on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have emerged, sparking brouhaha in a section of the party. The nicely-printed posters popped up barely 24 hours after news broke that former President John Dramani Mahama, who lost the 2016 poll to Nana Akufo-Addo (now president) with over one million votes, would not contest the next election. It has not been confirmed whether Mr. Amissah-Arthur has a hand in the manufacturing of the posters, which have gone viral on several social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp. The posters have a big picture of smiling Amissah-Arthur, who is wearing a flashy black suit, matched with sea blue shirt and a tie. But the manner in which the posters surfaced, according to the party activists, might not help Mr. Amissah-Arthur.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: 3news.comAkufo-Addo clandestinely making Osafo-Marfo Prime Minister – Ayariga firesYaw Osafo-Marfo, Senior Mnister-designateThe Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has accused President Nana Akufo-Addo of surreptitiously promoting Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo into a Prime Minister position. Summing his argument in a 6-page document to the President, the former Sports Minister believes the Senior Minister position is also discriminatory. You consciously seek to elevate Hon Yaw Osafo-Maafo to a status akin to that of a Prime Minister,” he argued. This is the second time someone has been appointed as a Senior Minister under the Fourth Republic. Being advanced in age does not entitle you to be vetted by Parliament and given the accolade of ‘Senior Minister’”.
Politics of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: adomonline.comThe Gambia crisis: President Akufo-Addo advised not to interferePresident Nana Akufo- AddoDirector of Academic Affairs at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College says it will be imprudent for Ghana, on its own, to take any action against President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh. Although Mr Jammeh conceded defeat initially, he later refused to hand over power, citing ‘inconsistencies” in the results declared by the country's electoral commission. “Deterrence is good, but we should aim first at conflict prevention because if there is any intervention, there will be innocent loss of lives. They have also advised lawyers who are not members of the Association to avoid dealing with any case brought by Mr Jammeh. Jeffang said, although Mr Jammeh still has some support from the indigenes, most people are against him.
This follows orders from the Manhyia Palace for trading activities to be ceased on Thursday due to the ongoing funeral of the late Asantehemaa which commenced on Monday. The news has however been met with agitations from traders who lament they will be affected greatly by the development. Since our shops are going to be closed it will really affect us but I think we have to let custom have its way,” one trader lamented. In a related development, other businesses are cashing in significantly on items on display at the funeral grounds. The traders in funeral cloths, beads, head scarves, ohenema slippers and the like recorded huge sales as their goods were in high demand.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comI can help Akufo-Addo uproot graft - Paul CollinsPaul Collins Appiah-OforiAnti-corruption campaigner Paul Collins Appiah-Ofori has expressed interest in heading an anti-corruption unit within the Akufo-Addo government if such a body is set up by the president to curb corrupt practices. “I’m not going to lobby [for any position] but if Nana Akufo-Addo thinks I can do something and he calls me, I will respond. What I’m interested in is curbing corrupt practices because John Mahama’s administration failed because John was not able to curb corrupt practices. So, if Nana Akufo-Addo also fails to curb corrupt practices, he too will fail. Unless Nana Akufo-Addo prevents looting and sharing, this government, too, will fail the same way the Atta-Mills-John Mahama government failed.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comMedia houses urged to be creative as Ghana migrates to digital broadcastingCEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-AddoThe CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has implored media houses to be creative as the nation migrates from the analog to digital broadcasting. The global target for nations to migrate from the analog to digital broadcasting was June 17, 2015, but Ghana could not meet that. A local company K-Net Limited won the $82 million contract to deploy digital infrastructure platform throughout the country. The completion of the switch would means that there would be enough space for broadcasting content because digital broadcasting compresses material. Mr Sakyi-Addo has wondered what media houses would do when they are faced with fierce competition.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: GhanaWeb/YoutubeJudges to blame for Gambia's crisis - Lawyer Akuffoplay videoLawyer Kwame AkuffoGhanaian lawyer, Kwame Akuffo has waded into the debate over the Gambian crisis opining that the cure to the Gambian situation is by allowing the rule of law and constitution to operate as they should. He rescinded his decision weeks later and have petitioned the Supreme Court of Gambia challenging the legitimacy of the election. Making reference to the Gambian constitution, Lawyer Akuffo justified Yahaya Jammeh’s decision to declare a state of emergency adding that it’s constitutional for him to hold unto to power for the time being. 124 of the Gambian constitution when an election petition comes up the court is to try the case timeously. Lawyer Akuffo believed that though it may be legitimate that the Judges left the country for fear of their safety, the West African Community can step in to provide some assurance of safety, protection and independence for the judiciary to do its work.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comCHRAJ chases former Ghana Health Service director over 5 ‘stolen’ vehiclesFile ImageThe Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has moved into full gear, investigating the whereabouts of five (5) allegedly stolen vehicles belonging to the Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Commission has in effect, written to the Regional Director, Ghana Health Service, Upper East Region, Bolgatanga, Dr. Kofi Issah, requesting him to assist investigate Dr. Kuoku Awonoor-Williams, whom he took over from as the Upper East Director of the Ghana Health Service and the Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira. The duo, Dr. Awoonor-Williams and Dr. Appiah-Denkyira, are at the center of the alleged stolen five (5) vehicles belonging to the Upper East Directorate of the GHS. Dr. Kuoku Awoonor-Williams, then Director of Health Services in the Upper East Region, was transferred to Accra in 2015 and was replaced by Dr. Kofi Issah. The Transport Unit of the Upper East Regional Health Directorate and the Director who took over from Dr. Awoonor-Williams had no prior knowledge of the movement of the five (5) vehicles from the Region.
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghBack to Kumawood: The intriguing case of Mr BeautifulActor Clement Bonney (Mr. Beautiful)The romance between actor Clement Bonney, with the popular moniker, Mr Beautiful and the film industry based in Kumasi (Kumawood), is a classic case of how entertainers should avoid involving in politics in order not to put their careers in jeopardy. At one point in his career, no movie was released from Kumawood without his name being on the cast. Instead, in a defiant mood, he also declared that he would always choose to support and campaign for President John Mahama over featuring in Kumawood movies. The come backAfter former President John Mahama’s failed bid to have a second term in office, Mr Beautiful has declared his resolve to go back to Kumawood and act. Obviously, if John Mahama had won, there would be no way the actor would have made such a move.
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: ghlinks.netI am ready to work for NPP if Nana Addo gives me a position – 'Onaapo' hitmaker, NaceeNaceeAce music producer and gospel musician Nana Osei popularly known as ‘Nacee’ says he is prepared to work under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if given such an opportunity. The Onapo hit maker made this revelation when he spoke to Ike Da-Unpredictable on Abusua FM’s Drive show. I will be very glad to accept the appointment because I am a proud Ghanaian. Nacee also added that he will criticize the new team at the ministry constructively and will also be available if and when he is needed. I am ready to work for NPP if Nana Addo gives me a position – “Onaapo” hitmaker, Nacee‘I will be expressing my opinions but not necessarily imposing myself on the people at the helm of affairs in the creative and entertainment industry, that will not be proper, we can only share ideas,’ he stated.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: citifmonline.comMahama gave Kufuor a landFormer President, John Agyekum KufuorSpokesperson of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Frank Agyekum has confirmed that his boss also received 2.3 acres of land from the state just like former President Jerry John Rawlings. According to him the state is mandated to erect a building on the land for him. According to Frank Agyekum, giving Mr. Kufuor the land was part of recommendations by the committee set to review the resettlement of the former president. According to Kufuor’s spokesperson, the state is expected to build a structure for Mr. Kufuor on the land. Osa Mills defends RawlingsNii Osah Mills on Eyewitness News defended the land allotted Rawlings saying there is nothing wrong for government to provide residential facilities on state lands for former heads of state.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghThe life of Nana Afia Serwaa Ampem II, the 13th AsantehemaaLate Nana Afia Serwaa Ampem IIA true offspring of the Royal Lineage of the Oyoko Clan of Kumasi, Nana Afia Kobi S? ?waa Ampem II, was born in 1905 in Kumasi to Nana Yaa Birago (Nana Yaa Bakani), the daughter of Nana Akua Afriyie (Akua Dehye? had an older sister, Nana Yaa Akyaa, from the same mother, Nana Afia Kobi I, Asantehemaa, who also gave birth to Nana Akua Abakoma, Nana Konadu Yiadom, 11th Asantehemaa, 1917-1944, Otumfuo Agyeman Prempeh I and others. Nana Akua Abakoma also gave birth to Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, Nana Akosua Banieh and others. They then went first to stay at the Akwamuhene’s Palace at Asafo and then later to the Manhyia Palace, till Nana Afia moved to live with a stool wife of the Asantehene called Oheneyere Nana Afia Fookuo.
General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017Source: classfmonlineVolta North NPP angry over ministerial snubVolta North NPP angry over ministerial nominees not containing anyone from Volta NorthThe New Patriotic Party’s Volta North arm has said it is “unfair” and “discriminatory” for President Nana Akufo-Addo and the party to fail to appoint a native of the area as a minister. Read the full statement from the group:PRESS RELEASE17TH JANUARY, 2017NEGLECT OF THE VOLTA NORTH IN THE MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT- BY THE NPP VOLTA NORTH YOUTHWe, the youth of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta North, wish to express our unhappiness about the neglect of the Volta North in the appointment of ministers into the President Akufo-Addo-led government being formed. The Progress Party (PP) won only two seats from the Volta region and all came from the Volta North. In the just ended 2016 elections, the Volta North has kept faith with the NPP in the Volta region once again. Majority of NPP’s share of the votes in Volta region, again, came from the Volta North.