General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: awakeafrica.comI would rather be a chop bar operator than a lazy journalist – Zita firesplay videoSabah Zita BensonThe newly wedded former minister of information under late President Atta Mills and former diplomat, Sabah Zita Benson formally know as Zita Okaikoi has fired back at a journalist who reported that she is now operating a chop bar. She was with the view that even if she becomes a chop bar operator, it will definitely be better than being a lazy journalist. “I would rather be a chop bar operator than be a lazy journalist. The lazy journalists in my contacts, as usual, picked it up and gave it a lazy headline that I am operating chop bar. I would rather be a chop bar operator than be a lazy journalist.
August 16, 2017 01:56 UTC
Regional News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.com6 landlords face jail for failing to provide toilet facilitiesLandlords have been directed to provide the needed facilities for tenants in their homesSix landlords around the Tumu Teacher Training College Residential Area in Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region could be handed various jail terms for failing to provide toilet facilities in their homes. Recently the health and the building inspectorate departments of the assembly intensified their campaign against open defecation and directed all landlords to provide the needed facilities for tenants in their homes. But the six according to Balu Mohammed of Tumu-based Radford Fm failed to comply with the directive leading to them being hauled before the court and charged with the offence. All six who pleaded guilty to the crime after going contrary to the building regulation act are to reappear on 15th of September 2017 to be convictedThe presiding judge of the Tumu Magistrate Court has said it is not his intention to punish the landlords but that it was their responsibility to provide toilet facilities for tenants of their houses.
August 16, 2017 01:41 UTC
Feature Article of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Columnist: Efo Korsi SenyoUT Boss must blame himself; NOT first class graduates and light-skinned ladiesPrince Kofi AmoabengI woke up yesterday morning with a press release in my email meant for publication with the subject “GCB Bank takes over UT Bank and Capital Bank from August 14, 2014“. Here we go, hours later, one of Awake News’ Editors make a story with the headlines “UT Holdings Boss Regrets Giving Jobs To Only First Class Graduates”And this is my take:Mr. Prince Kofi Amoabeng’s assertion that he regretted hiring first class graduates and light-skinned ladies at his Bank which might have contributed to his current situation can never entirely be the case. He and his management must be blamed if really UT Bank has collapsed. Infact, Mr. Amoabeng is one of the most successful businessmen in Ghana that most of we young entrepreneurs admire and look up to so he had all the opportunities to prevent ‘first class graduates and light-skinned ladies” from collapsing his company.
August 16, 2017 00:45 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: GNATwo in court for splashing nude pictures of an actress on the internetThe prosecution said the pictures were them posted on InstagramA beautician who out of jealousy splashed her boyfriend’s ex-girl friend nude pictures on the internet has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Chantel Nunekpeku and her boyfriend Kayode Kalode a music producer are said to have photo-shopped the complainant pictures and placed same on somebody’s nude pictures. The prosecution said the pictures were them posted on Instagram and attached the complainant’s name to the pictures which went viral. According to a prosecution, the complainant reported the case to the Police and accused persons were arrested. During interrogation, Chantel admitted sending photo shopped nude pictures of the complainant on to social media and that she did that out of jealousy.
August 15, 2017 22:52 UTC
Music of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBecca explains why her latest album is called 'Unveiling'Becca launched her album, ‘Unveiling’ on Friday, August 11, 2017, at Carbon Nite Club where Yvonne Okoro, James Gardiner and others were there to support her. The album title depicts how best she can be as an artist; how far her music has gone and to celebrate her unending years of success. Becca has proven herself to be a hardworking artist and 'unveiling' is her most diverse, evolved and eclectic project yet. The songstress turned 33 today and to mark her birthday she decided to celebrate with traders at the Makola market. Becca is now signed to Zylofon Music on a 3-year contract, where the label would produce, promote and market her music, and already, the label has produced about four of her music video.
August 15, 2017 20:26 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comBecca celebrates 33rd birthday with Makola tradersplay videoBecca sharing food to the traders at Makola market on her birthday celebrationGhanaian musician Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong who is popularly known as Becca in showbiz circles is celebrating her birthday today, August 15, 2017. The songstress turned 33 today and to mark her birthday celebration she decided to celebrate with traders at the Makola market. As part of the celebrations, Becca shared food, drinks and pastries to the traders and kayayei at Makola Rawlings Park. Becca is now signed to Zylofon Music on a 3-year contract where the label would produce, promote and market her music, and already, the label has produced about four of her music video. Under the aegis of the label, Becca is out with her third studio album, ‘Unveiling’ – a 13-track album that features the likes of Bisa KDei, Patoranking, Kofi Kinaata, Mr. Eazi and Stonebwoy.
August 15, 2017 20:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 16 August 2017Source: GNAUT takeover won't affect pensions – NPRAFile PhotoThe National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has assured trustees who appointed UT Bank as their Custodian that their Pension Funds will not be affected by the takeover. NPRA said the current purchase and takeover by the GCB Bank and subsequent withdrawals of their license by the Bank of Ghana would, in no way, affect contributions of trustees. A statement issued by the NPRA and copied to the GNA on Tuesday in reaction to the takeover of the two banks, noted that the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766), as amended, had made special provisions for such takeovers in section 209 (1 and 2) and, therefore, there was no cause for alarm. The National Pensions Act has special provisions for such takeovers that states that: "Despite the provisions of any other enactment, pension funds or assets kept with a custodian under this Act shall not be used for the payment of claims of a custodian’s creditors in the event of liquidation of the custodian." “The Authority is, therefore, reassuring its stakeholders, especially Trustees affected by the takeover, that the necessary actions are being taken with the various stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for the benefit of contributors,” it said.
The tour is to bring local governance to the doorstep of the people and to listen to the problems of the individual towns in the District. The problems facing these communities include poor roads network, portable drinking water, toilet facilities, electricity and bad state of some school buildings. Hon Mary Boatemaa Marfo, Sekyere East District Chief Executive told Nananom that her door is always opened for their views, opinions and suggestions that will help the District and the nation to develop. She urged them to calm down and advised the youth to refrain from deviant behaviours that will affect their future. Some of the Chiefs in the communities presented foodstuffs and sheep to the MP, DCE and their entourage.
General News of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: Ghana News AgencyTakeover of UT Bank will not affect pension funds - NPRAFile photohe National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has assured trustees who appointed UT Bank as their Custodian that their Pension Funds will not be affected by the takeover. NPRA said the current purchase and takeover by the GCB Bank and subsequent withdrawals of their license by the Bank of Ghana would, in no way, affect contributions of trustees. The National Pensions Act has special provisions for such takeovers that states that: "Despite the provisions of any other enactment, pension funds or assets kept with a custodian under this Act shall not be used for the payment of claims of a custodian’s creditors in the event of liquidation of the custodian." "In the case of winding up, liquidation or cessation of business of the custodian or any or all of its shareholders, the pension funds or assets in the custody of the custodian shall not be seized or be subject to execution of a judgment debt or from transfer to another custodian." “The Authority is, therefore, reassuring its stakeholders, especially Trustees affected by the takeover, that the necessary actions are being taken with the various stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for the benefit of contributors,” it said.
The taskforce, as part of their operations to clamp down on illegal small scale miners, arrested 15 galamseyers at Nankaba. However, angry residents say the modus operandi of the taskforce is abusive in nature. Some residents around the galamsey pits have also accused the taskforce of theft. They said the taskforce steal valuables from the miners when they ambush them in the pits. The angry residents called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call the taskforce to order or they will match them boot-for-boot.
August 15, 2017 19:30 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: adomonline.comGhana Music Industry no longer competitive – AkatakyieAkatakyie, Hip-life duoHip-life duo, Akatakyie, made up of King Pharaoh and Kobby Culture, have stated that the Ghanaian music industry is no longer competitive. According to them, the current crop of musicians lack talent thus has affected the once vibrant industry. When queried if the trailblazers in the music industry are lazy hence reason they couldn’t shoot up with their careers, the duo explained it due to lack of funds. If we were working hard we would have been there. It doesn’t mean they don’t work hard.
August 15, 2017 18:22 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comBan telenovelas to protect Ghana’s culture – Osofo Dadzie tells governmentMr. Frimpong MansoAfter being absent from the television screens in Ghana for over two decades, Mr. Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Osofo Dadzie, has bounced back with a call on the government to immediately place a ban on foreign drama series (telenovelas) to save the country's dying culture. Osofo Dadzie thinks the current crop of actors/actresses have little or no educational background in acting. Roll callOsofo Dadzie revealed that apart from himself, Super OD and Akua Boahemaa, who is now in Germany, the rest of the Osofo Dadzie drama cast are deceased. HousingHe dismissed the claim that the Osofo Dadzie group was given houses for free, explaining that the government of the day allocated the Osofo Dadzie area within Dansoman for them on rental basis. Osofo Dadzie is now seeking sponsorship from corporate Ghana to air his ‘locked up’ drama series, which are gradually gathering dust, to entertain Ghanaians.
August 15, 2017 17:48 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.com‘No strings attached to Jewel Ackah’s $10,000’ - Zylofon MediaCEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah [pic], ordered that $10,000 be given to Jewel AckahZylofon Media says it expects nothing from aged Ghanaian musician, Jewel Ackah, after donating $10,000 to him, except he should take care of himself with it. We don’t need anything from Jewel Ackah. The CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah, went to the aid of the legendary musician after listening to his sad story in an interview he granted to Accra-based radio station, Peace FM, on Saturday. Moved by the story of the legendary highlife artiste, Nana Appiah Mensah ordered that $10,000 be given to him on Saturday. Jewel Ackah had earlier expressed gross disappointment in the NDC party for neglecting him after he fell sick.
August 15, 2017 17:03 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: mynewsgh.comEvery situation in life is temporary- MzBel to UT BossUT founder, Kofi Amoabeng (L) and songstress, MzBelMany are those who are anticipating that songstress, MzBel born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah will say something about the predicament of UT founder, Kofi Amoabeng she is believed to have had an amorous sexual relationship with in time past. The award winning banker had the license of his bank revoked by the Central Bank and taken over by GCB Bank Limited attracting a public outcry especially from persons who are very close to him. It was expected that the musician should have at least said something soothing to the man said to have bonked her in time past but in what appears to be a clouded message of hope she posted on her Facebook wall “Every situation in life is temporary. Enjoy the good times fully, and when things are not so good, know that better days are on the way.
August 15, 2017 16:52 UTC
Entertainment of Tuesday, 15 August 2017Source: adomonline.comI want to collaborate with Stonebwoy – Kofi KinaataRapper, Kofi KinaataAward-Winning Songwriter and Fante rapper, Kofi Kinaata has disclosed that he is yearning to collaborate with multiple award-winning dancehall act and CEO of Burniton Music Group, Stonebwoy. I would want to work with Stonebwoy. We have to work smart and not harder. If I didn’t win the hip life song of the year I would have been worried. Hip life is a gift…,” he said.
August 15, 2017 16:52 UTC