Entertainment of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comWaakye seller made me cry – Ebo WhyteCelebrated playwright, Ebo Whyte, has indicated that the June 4 uprising was justified because “people were treated like rats in Ghana”. Speaking at the premier of his ‘Damaged Goods’ stage production at the National Theatre in Accra where former president Jerry John Rawlings who just turned 70 was the Special Guest, Ebo Whyte recounted breaking into tears in 1979 following the utterance of a food seller. At least, you’ll get a decent meal to eat.’ That day, I went to the office and I wept,” he said. Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. According to Ebo Whyte, Rawlings a blessing to Ghana.
June 23, 2017 04:52 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI want to be like Rawlings – Van Vickerplay videoActor, Van Vicker speaking to GhanawebActor, Van Vicker has fallen in love with the personality of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings who celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday, 22 June 2017 and wishes to follow the footsteps of the former president of Ghana. According to Van Vicker, the founder of National Democratic Congress (NDC) is one loved by many for a number of reasons, including his charisma and body language. Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first president of the Fourth Republic.
June 23, 2017 04:52 UTC
Politics of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: GNAKwesi Botchwey Committee report mocked as 'a smokescreen'Kwesi Botchwey Committee on Monday submitted its report on the poor performance of NDCA leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Tema West, Dennis Amfo-Sefa, has downplayed reconstruction and unity talks in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as “fanciful” and a “leap to nowhere”. According to Mr Amofo-Sefa, popularly known as Chairman Nana Boakye, the whole process of putting together the Kwesi Botchwey committee and a report, which was used as a platform to suggest a reconciliation process, would rather deepen the woes of the NDC. “They are still dazed from the massive defeat in 2016 and this reconciliation process that is supposed to lead to a recapturing of power in 2020 is nothing but a self-psyche,” he said. The Kwesi Botchwey Committee on Monday submitted its report on the poor performance of the NDC in the 2016 elections. Mr Amfo-Sefa pointed out that the NDC does not even know if the reconciliation process would be successful and yet it was already touting victory in 2020.
June 23, 2017 04:18 UTC
General News of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: yen.com.ghGovernment invests $138 million into free SHS programThousands of students across the country are expected to benefit from the free SHS programGovernment is putting in place practical steps to ensure that the long awaited free SHS project becomes a huge success. Minister in charge of the education ministry, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, reveals that government will be committing close to $ 138 million dollars to kick start the policy as part of efforts to expand the reach of education across the country. Earlier on, the education minister had warned all candidates sitting the BECE exams that they would be granted an opportunity to enjoy the free SHS policy only if they passed their exams with flying colours. Meanwhile, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has assured all BECE candidates of a chance in the free SHS policy to live the dream of completing secondary education. So far, Ghana remains one of the countries in Africa to have an extensive coverage of education on a nationwide scale.
June 23, 2017 04:07 UTC
Feature Article of Friday, 23 June 2017Columnist: Andrews KrowRawiling's influence lingers in Ghana many years after his retirementFormer President John RawlingsAlthough Jerry Rawlings is on official retirement,his history and happenings in the country suggest that he could still play potent role in the country's politics. In his party, much of his influence may be maintained by officials who owe their careers to him and are closely aligned to his philosophy. He occupies a huge and enviable position in our history and still making serious impact on our contemporary politics. How relevant is Jerry Rawlings to our contemporary politics? They still using every available means to neutralise the man but it won't materialise knowing what the man represents.
June 23, 2017 03:45 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI pray Ghana gets another Rawlings – George Quayeplay videoGeorge Quaye speaking to Ghanaweb at Rawlings' 70th birthday celebrationActor, television personality and communication expert, George Quaye, has showered heartwarming words on former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings who celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday, 22 June, 2017. “The first time I ever acted on TV, I played the role of former president Rawlings. His charisma, love and dedication to this country, second to none… We pray that very soon, Ghana will get another Rawlings,” he said. Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979.
June 23, 2017 03:11 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comI'm pro-Rawlings - Ebo Whyte eulogises ex-president at 70th birthday celebrationplay videoEbo Whyte and Former President RawlingsPlaywright and CEO of Roverman Productions, Ebo Whyte, has revealed that he has a soft spot for former President Jerry John Rawlings at the latter’s 70th birthday celebration. Ebo Whyte indicated that the former President gave him hope as young man and praised him for his military takeover in 1979. “…I was on the way to the office when a panting, breathless voice came on air and announced… announced liberation, announced salvation for the nation; since that day, you have been an inspiration sir” he stated. Ebo Whyte continued by stating that “I know the man who gave me hope as a young man, because you knew how many Ghanaians were running away to Nigeria; where they were mistreated and disrespected. Former President Rawlings turned 70 years on Thursday and was honoured by Roverman Productions with a night of music, dance and theatre.
June 23, 2017 02:48 UTC
General News of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: abusuafmonline.comMy teenage kids have agreed to marry after welcoming new born baby - ObinimBishop Daniel Obinim flogging two minorsFounder and Leader of God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has said he will take full responsibility of the upkeep of a new born baby from his foster children. According Daniel Obinim, he will make sure teenage father of the new born baby will go back to school to complete his Junior High education and continue to Senior High School while mother of the baby is given enough attention to take care of the new baby. Speaking to host of Abusua Nkommo Kwame Adinkrah, Bishop Obinim disclosed the two teenage ‘couples’ have agreed to marry when the time is due. The case was reported to the police where there is an ongoing case against the Church founder. The teenage mother and father also took the opportunity to thank Bishop Obinim for the moral and spiritual support during the period of the pregnancy.
June 23, 2017 00:22 UTC
General News of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: yen.com.ghNo one does politics without drug money - Former NACOB BossKofi Bentum Quantson is former NACOB bossBeing a politician in Ghana means a lot of things, talk of prestige and power. But it also means the peddling of narcotics and also the scandal of engaging in some other shady deals. This is according to the father of the Narcotic Control Board, Kofi Bentum Quantson who has revealed that the scandal of “drug money” truly exists in Ghanaian politics today. The former NACOB boss has revealed that “nobody does politics with his own clean money.”What he implies is that not even the president and all former leaders are innocent of the illicit drug trade in the country. Culprits of drug trafficking are liable to face less than 15 years in jail upon processing in a high court.
June 22, 2017 22:52 UTC
General News of Friday, 23 June 2017Source: abusuafmonline.comIndependent Prosecutor will make corruption 'unattractive' - Occupy GhanaOccupy GhanaPressure group Occupy Ghana has said that the establishment of the proposed Prosecutor General’s Office by the Akuffo Addo’s government will arguably be the best ‘policy ‘to make corruption unattractive in the country. Mr. Kweku Segbefia, a member of the group who spoke to Abusua News Osei Kwadwo stressed that the establishment of such an office would make corruption unattractive adding that it will also result in the prosecution of people found guilty to have misapplied or misappropriated the country’s resources. ”The situation where people in government mess up with state resources and were allowed to go Scot-free should be a thing of the past and rather a price should be paid for corruption and anyone who deliberately attempt to misuse state resources,” he said. He added that Occupy Ghana fully supports President Nana Addo’s decision to fight against corruption in the country. “We are urging Nana Addo and his NPP government to deal with all corrupt government officials in Ghana to help eradicate all corrupt practices in the country.
June 22, 2017 22:30 UTC
General News of Thursday, 22 June 2017Source: 3news.comNMC bars 3 TV stations from showing pornNMC has directed 3 TV stations to stop showing pornThe National Media Commission has directed XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to stop showing pornographic materials on their screens with immediate effect. An examination of the content of the three television stations showed that they broadcast sub-standard content as regards decency required by the Broadcasting Standards of the Commission. This follows a petition filed by James Oberko and Tommy Annan Forson against the stations for violating Section 7(e) of the NMC Broadcasting guidelines. They drew the attention of the Commission to other radio and television stations they claim were carrying similar content. The Commission, as a result, cautioned broadcasting stations and other electronic communications networks to be particularly mindful of the implications of carrying any content which offends public sensibilities.
June 22, 2017 22:30 UTC
We need to constantly examine our lives to find out if our actions and decisions inch us closer to God or the devil. Adam went through the test of sonship and same was applied to Jesus Christ. Luke 3:38"the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God." TEST OF OBEDIENCEThe first test we go through as sons, is the test of obedience. Jesus' test of humility came from a very different angle when he entered into His ministry.
June 22, 2017 21:56 UTC
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked that the issue of hosting the suspected terrorist in Ghana should be sent back to Parliament for approval. It was on the judgement in the case brought before it by Margaret Banful and Henry Nana Boakye against the Attorney General. The agreement has been ordered to be ratified by Parliament within three months, failure of which the two Yemenis will be sent back. But a statement issued by the Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul Hamid, on Thursday said the two former G-Bay detainees “have been comporting themselves well since their arrival in Ghana”. “Government is going to take prompt steps to address the consequential orders,” the statement assured.
June 22, 2017 21:22 UTC
Records of BECE performance from 2013 to 2016 has revealed a drastic decline with percentage figures providing 19.10% for 2016 with 1,077 candidates which is the worst in the last few years. He stated" that the strategies should start from Kindergarten levels till good seeds are produced to write the BECE". He however, calls for "attitudinal change of teachers, parents and schools children themselves including all stakeholders in education to put up efforts to improve the situation". Meanwhile, several interventions were put in place to improve the performance of BECE candidates yet there seems not to be any yielding results. The poor BECE performance has then become a blame on all stakeholders who in either way contributes or seems reluctant about addressing the issue.
June 22, 2017 19:52 UTC
Our sources say the matter was later reported to The Juapong Police for action. Upon police investigations, the search team "…found Fafali Yevu dead in a forest with gunshot wounds on his leg and cutlass wounds on his neck, hand and waist". His body was found near a farm owned by one of the two suspects by name Samuel Rasta Tugbenyo. According to him, the nearly decomposed body found on Monday 19 June has been sent to the Peki Government Hospital for autopsy and report. GBCONLINE is closely following and monitoring the case and agitations by the community people, some of whom are threatening to deal with the suspects on their own.
June 22, 2017 19:07 UTC