The U.N Human Rights expert had described Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament as ‘delusional’ following a fact-finding visit to Ghana in which Philip Alston said Prof. Oquaye’s documented comments on gays is unacceptable because there is a significant gay population in Ghana. “I believe that if he thinks there is not a very significant proportion of gay people in Ghana, he is deluding himself. The percentage of gay people in any population is significant,” the U.N. expert said. But Mr Mr Foh Amoaning would have none of that. “You sit there for a Caucasian to call the speaker of your parliament deluded and you are fine with it my dear.
April 19, 2018 12:00 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comNDC begs Akufo-Addo to drop double salary caseMajority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu and Minority Leader, Haruna IddrisuAlthough they go about claiming that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is witch-hunting them politically, some bigwigs of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been caught begging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to drop the double salary case against their Members of Parliament (MP) and former ministers. According to the majority leader, Haruna told President Akufo-Addo that if the police continue the investigation into the matter, it would bring the name of parliament into disrepute. Some of the ex-appointees are said to have conceded that indeed they were paid double and looking for the opportunity to refund the moneys. The double salary scandal appears to have rattled the opposition NDC whose MPs – past and present – have been visiting the police CID headquarters to assist in investigations over their supposed involvement in the scandal. Bombshell“The minority leader has spoken to the president that some intervention must be done in order to save the image of Parliament,” Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu confirmed on Joy FM Tuesday.
April 19, 2018 09:22 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghGovernment committed to election of MMDCEs’ – Alima MahamaMinister for Local Government and Rural Dev't, Hajia Alima MahamaThe Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has reaffirmed government’s commitment to the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) on partisan basis. Hajia Mahama was speaking at a sensitisation and awareness raising workshop on the election of MMDCEs in Ghana last Tuesday in Cape Coast. She said the election on partisan basis would create a platform for competent persons to stand for election as MMDCEs, adding that it will also reduce the incidents of having unpopular candidates selected as MMDCEs by the assemblies and minimise the alleged corruption associated with the approval of nominees by assemblies. ConsultationsRegional based consultations would be held in all the 10 regions of Ghana between March and November 2018 while special groups would be met separately at the national level. National level consultations would be held for other key national level institutions and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), which would be climaxed with a final national stakeholder validation meeting in Accra to build a final national consensus pact on the election of MMDCEs on partisan basis.
April 19, 2018 08:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghViral video of assaulted girl traced to Sagnariguplay videoThe girl was held down by two men while another flogged herIt has now emerged that the viral video in which a teenage girl was brutally assaulted by four macho men happened at Shishegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. The horrific video went viral last Sunday prompting calls by social media commentators for police investigations into the incident. The helpless girl was dragged on the ground and beaten up mercilessly while a community of onlookers stood back to watch and record her ordeal. Mr. Abdulai Naporo, the landlord of the house where the girl was mistreated has denied knowledge of the act. According to him, he learned later that the chief of the area ordered the macho men to flog the girls on suspicion that they had turned the house into a brothel.
April 19, 2018 08:03 UTC
Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu revealed that Sammy Crabbe had ganged up with Former General Secretary Kwabena Agyapong and National Chairman of the NPP to frustrate the candidature of President Akufo-Addo in 2015. According to him, the three suspended National Executives were against the ambitions of then flagbearer of the NPP and had their own agenda to elect their own presidential candidate for the elections. Speaking on the ’21 Minutes with KKB show’, Mr. Crabbe denied having any malicious intent towards President Akufo-Addo. “I don’t have a problem with Akufo-Addo, my wife’s cousin is Akufo-Addo’s wife why should i? As a matter of fact, my coming into politics was by Akufo-Addo, Agyiri Blankson etc.
April 19, 2018 06:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: citinewsroom.comMMT scandal: ‘I was only a mediator’ – Amoako TuffuorDr Amoako TuffuorA senior member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Amoako Tuffuor, whose name has popped up in a supposed corrupt deal at the Metro Mass Transit Limited, has explained that he is not complicit, and that he only acted as a mediator between the Managing Director, Bennet Aboagye, and his supposed blackmailers. “I was only a mediator between two people talking about their business. But Dr. Tuffuor said he could not be said to be perpetuating any crime in directly engaging the supposed blackmailer. “I don’t know about any shady deal because I don’t work with Metro Mass Transport. MMT MD suspendedMeanwhile, the embattled Managing Director of MMT, Bennet Aboagye, has been directed by the company’s board to proceed on leave.
April 19, 2018 06:11 UTC
“Haruna Iddrisu…a young man growing his political career, fantastic, I like him and I wish the best for him. His comments follow revelations by Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu that some former appointees admitted taking double salaries which the police CID has described as stealing. The Majority Leader said the MP should have known "something funny is happening'. Baako touching on the development said if indeed double bank accounts were provided purposefully to get double salaries “then it has criminal implications. I am really disturbed,” Mr Baako said on the show.Meanwhile, nine NDC MPs have reported to the Criminal Investigation Department.
April 19, 2018 05:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comMASLOC is no longer a national programme but a political tool - Chartered AccountantFormer MASLOC CEO Sedina Tamakloe was indicted a recent EOCO forensic auditA chartered accountant Jason Gyimah, has indicated in an interview that, the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) which is a microfinance apex body responsible for implementing the Government of Ghana’s (GoG) microfinance programmes targeted at reducing poverty is not longer a national policy but a political policy. He said although MASLOC and other governmental programmes were ideally established to help alleviate poverty, unfortunately those aspects of our policy has become a political policy. ‘’If it is a national policy, every government would have continued from where their predecessors left off but when a new government assumes office, they abandon projects undertaken by previous administration all in the name of politics. If we don’t change our ideas and how we manage these programmes, we will continue to be where we are,’’ he said. We need to raise and encourage people to create or set up their own businesses,’’ he told the host.
April 19, 2018 04:37 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 April 2018Source: ghanaweb.comI don't know the guy who kissed me at VGMAs - Rosemond Brownplay videoRosemond Brown, ActressActress Rosemond Brown has denied any knowledge of the man who kissed her at the VGMAs night last Saturday. The kiss, according to her, was an accidental crash on the mouth as she struck poses for the man’s Snapchat post. It was one of such ‘fans’ who ended up getting a kiss from her before the night ended. “As you know, I’m a lovely person, I do my things everywhere I go……. Rosemond said she did not even see the man for the rest of the night.
April 18, 2018 19:41 UTC
General News of Thursday, 19 April 2018Source: otecfmghana.comCreation of new regions: Justice Commission briefs National House of ChiefsThe President in a photo with members of the Commission of EnquiryThe Commission of Enquiry into the proposed creation of new regions led by its chairman, Justice Stephen Alan Brobbey, on Wednesday April 18, 2018, in Kumasi, has briefed the National House of Chiefs on their activities since the inauguration of the commission by President Akufo Addo in October 2017. “The Commission of Enquiry whose work has been outlined by the Minister has been set up to enquire into the creation of new regions. The first is the need of creation of new regions and the second, the existence of substantial demand for the creation of regions,” he said. The President of the National House of Chiefs Togbe Afede XIV observed that the chiefs are very much concerned with the work and findings of the commission. On his part, the Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe, disclosed that meeting the National House of Chiefs was necessary for the commission to complete its work and Ghana is expecting six new regions in the proposed creation of these new regions.
April 18, 2018 19:18 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 18 April 2018Source: www.Ghanaweb.comI'm proud of my 'sagging' breasts - Actress to body shamersplay videoRosemond Brown, actress, dancer and video vixenPopular video vixen and actress Rosemond Brown has come out to defend her body by declaring how proud she is about her sagging boobs. 'Akuapem Polo' as she's fondly called in an interview with Ghanaweb's Bernice Owusuwaa spoke about how she's not bothered by the public ridicule on social media. She continued that though she has 'flat boobs', the pressure from social media users will not influence her to opt for 'artificial boobs'. She added that she sees nothing wrong with her outfit to the VGMAs which has received lots of backlash on social media. Social media users, obviously displeased with her outfit, have lashed out at the actress for flaunting her 'sagged' breasts publicly.
April 18, 2018 13:30 UTC
“Problems are brewing in the Central Region NPP… I came from there yesterday, it was serious.” He said. He said the party appeared not to give those issues attention because everyone is busy with the upcoming contests. In the MyNewsGh.com-monitored interview, he said “the problems Allotey Jacobs (NDC C/R Chairman) went through to lose in 2016 is what is happening to us. "I have never seen a dirty campaign like what is happening in Central Region. NPP always brings division when it is in power… What is going in the Central Region… Maybe John Boadu and co are busy campaigning”
April 18, 2018 11:15 UTC
According to the group, the continuous stay in office of the three, is likely to affect the investigations, hence the call for their interdiction. The Chief Justice has set up a committee which is currently probing the three EC officials in connection with alleged abuse of power and corruption. This petition is anchored on the prima facie establishment by the chief justice committee investigating allegations of procurement and financial malfeasance against the three electoral commissioners. Former president John Dramani Mahama suspended the CHRAJ boss pursuant to article 146(10) (b) of the constitution after the chief Justice committee established a prima facie against her. We are verily aware and believe same to be true that, your office will take appropriate actions in the interest of fairness and justice.
April 18, 2018 11:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 April 2018Source: Classfmonline.comInciting Muslims against Prof. Boateng wrong – Sheikh AremeyawProf. Frimpong Boateng asserted that Muslims consider using WhatsApp to call Muslims to prayerIslamic Scholar Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu has criticised Islamic leaders for inciting Muslims against an “errant but innocuous statement” made by Science, Technology, Environment and Innovation Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, in which the celebrated heart surgeon suggested that Muslims consider using text messages or WhatsApp to call Muslims to prayer instead of blurting the adhan via loudspeakers. In Professor Boateng’s view, such an action will help reduce noise pollution in the country. So, in his view, just like the Christians can change their format, probably, Islam, too. The call is our own creation, and, so, we can also change“If someone who does not understand your religion makes an errant suggestion, what is the model of response as far as Islamic scripture is concerned? He also blamed the media for exaggerating and making it seem like the minister’s comment was targeted at Muslims and the Islamic religion.
April 18, 2018 11:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 18 April 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comCID grills 3 MPs over double salary scandalFrom left; Eric Opoku, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah and Alhaji Inusah FuseiniReports reaching Daily Guide indicate that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service yesterday grilled three Members of Parliament (MPs) who served as ministers in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government over the raging double salary scandal. They were reportedly cautioned with a charge of stealing and are to reappear before the CID on May 14. The former NDC appointees are being accused of taking double salaries as ministers and MPs while serving in government under President John Mahama. The minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, was said to have held a meeting with his three colleagues in the morning before honouring the CID invitation. Section 124 relates to the offence of stealing.”The list appears to show that a good number of the ministers, who served under former President John Mahama, took double salaries for four years, whilst others received double salaries for two and three years, probably because they were reshuffled.
April 18, 2018 10:18 UTC