Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is reported to have said at the rally that: “Parliament is a very serious business, it’s a serious place. The place is not for those who think they can heal the sick. “If you mistakenly vote for John Dumelo instead of Lydia Alhassan, you’ll always be watching movies at the movie theatre." This comment didn’t go down well for the people in the Creative Art Industry as some actors, musicians and entertainment journalists including Van Vicker, Zapp Mallet and Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo criticized her comments. But responding to this in a press statement, Madam Ayorkor Botchwey indicated that any attempt to twist her words should be disregarded as she was only referring to John Dumelo who has on several occasions demonstrated gross ignorance about governance and politics as a whole.
December 02, 2020 19:04 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comWhy did you pull down the original video? – Manasseh Azure asksManasseh Azure Awuni, Investigative JournalistManasseh Azure Awuni, has asked originators of the viral video of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo allegedly receiving a bribe, why they pulled down the original video they uploaded on their Facebook timeline on November 30. Manasseh Azure Awuni wrote on his Facebook timeline, “I realised there was something else strange about this video. But in the second video being circulated, there it is stated.”Manasseh Azure Awuni stated that, the conversation in the new video flows more naturally. “I just don’t know how I feel,” Baako admitted, “This gentleman, Salis Yakubu Atsuluho, is the guy behind The Salis newspaper.
December 02, 2020 18:45 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolitical parties push for holiday on December 7A photo containing all the political parties in GhanaAll political parties have agreed to a proposal presented by the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Chief of Staff of Ghana to make election day, December 7, 2020, a statutory holiday. According to the EC, declaring December 7 as a holiday will give more room for Ghanaians to exercise their franchise. Present at the meeting were representatives of all the Political Parties, Civil Society Organisation’s (CSO’s), and Development Partners. There was also a consensus by the Political Parties and the Commission that Registered Voters should be encouraged to cast their ballots early on election day. Registered Voters are expected to vote between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Monday, 7th December 2020.
December 02, 2020 18:22 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe north has seen through Mahama's tribal politics - BawumiaVice President, Dr Mahamudu BawumiaThe Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the northern regions have seen through former President Mahama's tribal politics. This is what I call 'munaafiki' politics (politics of hypocrisy). The Vice President urged the people to vote for President Akufo-Addo for more development, and reject Mahama's "munaafiki" politics of hypocrisy and deceit. The Paramount Chief of the area commended Dr Bawumia, whom he said is the only Vice Presidential candidate and Vice President to visit Gbankoni and its surrounding community. The Vice President has over the past few days intensified his campaign in the northern part of the country.
December 02, 2020 18:11 UTC
The claim is against the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Bank of Ghana (BoG) and Attorney General’s Department in relation to the Menzgold saga. The filing also highlights the department's mandate and control which attracts to it a duty of care. This is despite the fact that Menzgold and Brew Marketing was taking in more money than the average bank in Ghana on a daily basis in the last 2 years of operation. BoG, SEC, NIC, NPRAE. Is the firm licensed by any of the financial regulatory agencies? (9) These government departments were in part created to protect the general public in both the unregulated and regulated financial sector.
December 02, 2020 17:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo has undermined anti-corruption agencies - Manasseh Azure AwuniPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoManasseh Azure Awuni, a freelance investigative journalist, is of the view that President Akufo-Addo has undermined the anti-corruption agencies with his non-commitment to the fight against corruption. According to him, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the 2016 presidential election because “Ghanaians were outraged about corruption. Not only has he taken corruption to an absurd level, but he has undermined anti-corruption agencies like the [Auditor-General’s Department].”Manasseh Awuni, who was commenting about the much-talked-about Free Senior High School policy and corruption wrote on his Facebook timeline on Wednesday, 02 December, that free SHS did not win President Akufo-Addo votes. He explained, “he promised Free SHS in 2008 and lost. He promised Free SHS in 2012 and lost, but some people say he has brought about free SHS so we should not talk about corruption.
December 02, 2020 17:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDisregard December 23 funeral date for Rawlings – Agbotui familyLate Jerry John RawlingsThe Agbotui and allied families of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, are urging the public to disregard the so-called funeral date for the late former president. In a press release, the Agbotui family averred that since Rawlings was an enstooled Chief, he must be buried in line with Anlo customs and traditions. James Victor Gbeho, a former Ambassador, who is the Head of the Funeral Planning Committee for the late President Rawlings, stated in an earlier press release issued Monday that the family in consultation with the Government of Ghana has agreed on December 23, for the funeral. The Agbotui family noted, “We wish to inform the general public that no such consultation has taken place, and as such the former press release confirming the date of his funeral should be disregarded. We must be careful to protect this legacy and also preserve the uniqueness of our different cultures and traditions that make this nation great and strong,” the Agbotui family stated.
December 02, 2020 17:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDon’t drink and vote – Drunkards warnedAccording to the Association, many drunkards are to be blamed for the numerous spoilt ballotsThe Drunkards Association of Ghana, have warned voters not to get drunk and vote during the General Elections on December 7, 2020. The association stated that, a number of drunkards are to blame for the numerous spoilt ballots in the polls. The association further said that, the number of spoilt ballots could even determine the winner of the elections. Since 1992, there has been a phenomenal increase in the incidence of rejected ballots during elections making it difficult for the wishes of the electorate to be known. The statement signed by the President of the Drunkards Association of Ghana, Moses Onyah, also assured that Ghana would enjoy a violent free election if people restrain their selves from drinking on election day.
December 02, 2020 17:03 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo’s 'bribe' video is a ‘blank bullet fired by political desperados’ – Baakoplay videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoA viral video of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo receiving a brown envelope at the time Ghana is preparing for its December 7 elections is a “blank bullet fired by political desperados,” Kweku Baako Jnr has said. One of the videos sought to suggest President Akufo-Addo was influenced with an amount of US$40,000 concealed in a brown envelope. In the video, Alhaji Abass Awolu, Director of the Department of Urban Roads, according to the narration, sent a delegation to the President’s Nima residence to appeal on his behalf for job security. This, Baako explained, was filmed by one Salis Yakubu Atsuluho, whom he, Baako, introduced to Anas Aremeyaw Anas of New Crusading Guide fame. “Anas went to show [President Akufo-Addo] excerpts of Number 12,” Baako explained, which helped clarify matters.
December 02, 2020 16:30 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: My News GHI don’t like God’s revelation about the outcome of the 2020 polls - Owusu Bempahplay videoReverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, Founder and leader, Glorious Word Power Ministry InternationalFounder and Leader of Glorious Word and Power Ministry, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah has revealed that he is worried about a revelation from God to him about the outcome of December 7 general elections. In a video spotted by MyNewsGh.com, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah said “I didn’t like revelation God showed me about the outcome of the 2020 elections”According to Prophet Owusu Bempah, “God revealed to m and I saw a candle. Prophet Owusu Bempah added that “God gave me the understanding of the vision. Owusu Bempah prophesied: “I want to tell him [John Dramani Mahama] to understand that all his campaigns across the country will yield no result. If they bring him again in 2024, he will still lose the election…Mahama can never be president again, read my lips!” Rev Owusu Bempah prophesied further.
December 02, 2020 16:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAbout 65 to 75 per cent ‘bush meat’ have been poisoned – Veterinary CouncilFile photo: Trader holding bushmeatThe Registrar of the Veterinary Council of Ghana, Kingsley Mickey Aryee, has said per the new law, traders along the roads will be required to produce permit from a veterinary inspector before they can sell to the public. According to him, this will ensure that the meats are safe for consumption as research shows that about 65 to 75 per cent have been poisoned. “It is a very important thing and we insisted on putting in [the law] bush meat because we have done some research, which found out that most game — about 65 to 75 per cent - have been poisoned.”He added that veterinary officers were able to detect the poison in the carcasses by their smell and other investigations conducted. Mr Aryee also advised traders to patronize meat from standard abattoirs that have proper inlet and outlets while he urged individuals to patronize meats that have stamps. “I tell you: if you are going to buy meat, look out for meat that has been stamped,” he warned.
December 02, 2020 15:37 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comElection 2020: NDC declares 3-day fasting and prayersNDC flagbearer, John Dramani MahamaThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced 3-day fasting and prayers for the country as Ghanaians go to the polls on Monday, December 7, 2020. This comes after the special voting exercise which came off December 1. This new directive was made known by the NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in a press statement. According to him, 3-day fasting and prayers exercise is to seek God’s intervention for a resounding victory for the NDC in upcoming general elections. Both the Muslim and Christian communities will hold a special service to climax the fasting and prayers.
December 02, 2020 15:34 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe guy who recorded Akufo-Addo is hiding in Benin – Baakoplay videoKweku Baako Jnr, Editor-in-Chief, the New Crusading GuideAbdul Malik Kweku Baako has made claims that the gentleman who secretly recorded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo allegedly receiving a brown envelope at his Nima residence is currently hiding in the Republic of Benin. He explained that Salis Yakubu Atsuluho’s stock in trade is to extort money from people using fake videos. He said, Salis Yakubu Atsuluho was part of those who visited the president’s Nima residence and filmed the people who offered the money to Akufo-Addo. [They inserted] in the question of Alhaji Abass’ job secret or secret of tenure to indicate that they visited candidate Akufo-Addo because of that. This gentleman made a mistake when he was doing the recording and his face appeared in the video,” Baako alleged.
December 02, 2020 15:11 UTC
According to him, the opposition National Democratic Congress only said it was going to be difficult to implement the policy. We only said it was going to be difficult to implement. He reiterated that Free SHS was started by the Mahama-led administration. As a Deputy Education minister then, I saw the implementation of the FCUBE programme which was available to all children. Mahama started a free education programme.
December 02, 2020 14:15 UTC
Baako disclosed that he introduced the said Salis Yakubu Atsuluho to Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the New Crusading Guide fame. Anas is a protégé of Baako’s, and Anas has obviously trained Salis Yakubu Atsuluho. “I just don’t know how I feel,” Baako admitted, “This gentleman, Salis Yakubu Atsuluho, is the guy behind The Salis newspaper. “Anas went to show [President Akufo-Addo] excerpts of Number 12 and the case got deflated in court,” Baako said. In the video, Alhaji Abass Awolu, Director of the Department of Urban Roads, according to the narration, sent a delegation to the President’s Nima residence.
December 02, 2020 14:15 UTC