General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comA video of a police officer assaulting a man alleged to be a commercial driver has gone viral. The video captures the supposed driver running beside the police officer who appeared to be speeding off, and begging on his knees at certain points. What appears to have raised some concerns is the hit and slaps the driver received from the officer in his bid to obtain mercy from same. Eyewitnesses in the video also could be heard asking people to intervene, considering the actions of the police officer. Per his narrative, the driver was pleading with the officer after his particulars had been confiscated by same.
May 08, 2021 18:56 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne of the conveners of the #FixTheCountry campaign has alleged that operatives within the government, working in connection with authorities of Vodafone, unlawfully cloned their phones and accessed their private chats. And then, he added, after the meeting, the only person among them who uses an Android phone noticed that he could no longer access the chats in their group. He explained that this forced them to format the phone after it emerged that calls coming to that person's line were being diverted. And so, what we did was that we flashed his phone immediately. “It has turned out to us that we discovered that calls from his phone were being diverted to another phone.
May 08, 2021 14:26 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comKumawood actress Christiana Awuni has recounted the ordeal she went through a year ago when some persons wrongfully accused her of killing her ‘good friend’ actor Bishop Bernard Nyarko. Christiana Awuni narrating how she received news of his death in an interview on ZionFelix, monitored by GhanaWeb, said, “I was disturbed with his sudden demise. Why must you forge such stories… what will I get from killing Bishop?” she questioned. “It is better to rather do something to let your partner love you more instead of killing them. He was sick for almost one and half years, during that period I never saw Bishop.
May 08, 2021 14:15 UTC
Alfred Oko Vanderpuije took over social media on Friday, April 7, 2021, after posting pictures of himself commissioning a wooden footbridge linking two communities in his constituency on Facebook. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije brought delight to the people of Chorkor and Shiabu as he fixed the only bridge that links the two communities. He is really making the party popular in ABS.”This triggered the fury of Nana Aba Anamoah who has described the conduct of the Member of Parliament as "an absolute disgrace" while reacting on Twitter. "An absolute disgrace of a bridge constructed by Oko Vanderpuije. An absolute disgrace of a bridge constructed by Oko Vanderpuije.
May 08, 2021 14:03 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaian journalist, Saddick Adams has described the #FixYourSelf trend as the dumbest Public Relations approach he has ever seen. #FixYourSelf is believed to have been engineered by some elements and supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party's administration to counter #FixTheCountryNow. Reacting to the counter hashtag dubbed #FixYourSelf in a tweet that was sighted by GhanaWeb, the head of the sports department for Accra-based Angel FM stated that the counter hashtag was needless. "I think one of the dumbest PR approaches ever devised in this country's political history is the #FixYourSelf rubbish. But in trying to wittily drag them in the mud, thousands of my own #FixingTheCountryGhana soldiers really disappointed me.
May 08, 2021 14:03 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: 3 NewsA constitutional Lawyer, Martin Kpebu has called on the President, Akufo Addo to intervene in the matter between the #FixTheCountry movement and the police to allow the demonstrators to have their day. The court ruled that the planned protest is prohibited until the restriction on public gathering is lifted. There are very few people who have the human rights credentials that the President have so it’s strange that under his watch such things will happen”. “So, they can grant some of the demonstrators certain numbers that the police can handle otherwise this would dent his human rights record”. The group cited ‘dumsor’, unemployment and poor healthcare systems as enough reasons to embark on the demonstration.
May 08, 2021 13:52 UTC
Diasporian News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comIn Ghana, it is very common to see people move in search of better-paying jobs, improved leaving conditions, and for education in foreign countries. To survive abroad, places considered greener pastures some of these Ghanaians accept to do jobs which ordinarily they won't do in their home country. Speaking in an interview with Kofi Adoma Nwanwani on Kofi TV, monitored by GhanaWeb, they explained that life in foreign countries is difficult if you don't have documents. Nana Yaa Afrakoma, with her 3 months stay in the States, has composed a song titled 'Abrokyire abrabo'. Watch as they recount their experiences in the video below:
May 08, 2021 13:30 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comOliver Barker-Vormawor, a lawyer and convener of the #FixTheCountry protest has detailed how the government clandestinely lured its leadership into a meeting that turned out to be a cabinet meeting. According to him, the initial plan to go meet the Inspector-General of Police to discuss issues with respect to their campaign and their intended demonstration was cut short along the way and a new route taken. This new route, he indicated, led them away from their originally planned meeting venue, to what they discovered, was a meeting of government ministers, with the exception of the Health minister. Seeing careful on the nature on how we were whisked into what was in essence, a cabinet meeting, for me, that significantly displeases me. Oliver Barker-Vormawor was speaking on Saturday, May 8, 2021, edition of NewsFile on the JoyNews channel and monitored by GhanaWeb.
May 08, 2021 12:56 UTC
Regional News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: rainbowradioonline.comThe Tesano Police Commander ACP Oduro Amaning has reiterated the need for drivers to be disciplined on our roads to help reduce road crashes. He expressed worry about the spate of road accidents nationwide and cautioned drivers driving without the requisite training to stop driving as the repercussions were severe. He admonished drivers to observe and obey road traffic signs when driving. Road traffic accidents between January and March 2021 resulted in the death of 771 persons. However, the data from the Police on road accidents within the first quarter surpass Covid-19 casualties so far, with another 4700 suffering various degrees of injuries as a result of road crashes.
May 08, 2021 12:00 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comKofi Bentil, lawyer and Vice President of policy think tank, Imani Africa, has stated that there is no one in Ghana today who can confidently say that the current government has met its expectations. So, essentially, if you talk about corruption, it’s still there, you talk about the fuel increases, it’s still there, and I have to say that nobody will say that the present government has lived up to expectation. You are measured according to the expectations that you create and this government created very great expectations and they haven’t met them but I’ll also say that the issues are not the same. That being said, I will not deny anybody their right to also voice their displeasure with what is going on. Kofi Bentil was speaking on Saturday, May 8, 2021, edition of NewsFile on the JoyNews channel and monitored by GhanaWeb.
May 08, 2021 11:37 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe past week has seen the meteoric rise of the youth in Ghana charging authorities in government to be up and doing in order to deliver better amenities by starting a #FixTheCountry campaign. The hashtag which started on social media has garnered over 800,000 reactions from Ghanaians across the world but has been met with criticisms from a section of government officials. But reacting to the development, Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu described the social media campaign as “an enclave of unnecessary discourse”. Originator of the #FixTheCountry campaign, a 24-year-old social media influencer and national service personnel noted that the sorry state of several systems in the country and unemployment rate are but a few reasons which forced him to start the movement. Joshua Boye-Doe, known on social media as KalyJay maintained on GhanaWeb’s #SayItLoud that there were no political affiliations to the #FixTheCountry campaign.
May 08, 2021 10:52 UTC
General News of Saturday, 8 May 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe news from a few days ago that read with the headline, "AMA delegation in Kigali to understudy sanitation system," appeared worrisome and here is why. According to a post made by journalist, Solomon Mensah, "I went to Assin Kushea in the Central Region to do a story on the town's cleanliness. The AMA delegation in Kigali, went with the Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult (AFESC), the research and consultancy firm of Jospong Group of Companies and sanitation giant, Zoomlion. All malaria cases were reported at the hospital by communities that surround Kushea who attend hospital in the clean city," Solomon Mensah's post said. Like this colleague journalist, this reporter posits, "If the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and its associates really want to learn about good sanitation practices, they could have gone to Kushea."
May 08, 2021 09:22 UTC
Well, for Ghanaian actress and model Fauzia popularly known in the showbiz industry as HajiaFauzy, she would prefer to be given a role that would include getting her breasts to be sucked on set than one would require her to sleep in a coffin. According to the model who is popular on photo-sharing app, Instagram, for the size of her breasts, sleeping in a coffin is her greatest fear. "I prefer to go for roles that will make my breasts be sucked than to go for roles that will require I have to sleep in a coffin. She disclosed this in an interview with Arnold Mensah Elavanyo on his Vibes in 5 show, monitored by GhanaWeb. Also in the same interview, HajiaFauzy openly confessed to preferring dating older men who are impotent.
May 08, 2021 09:00 UTC
Senior Master Sergeant Eva Appiah, a Ghanaian immigrant in the United States Airforce, is a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many young women and girls across the world. Featured on the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) website for her great strides and prospects, the servicewoman typifies resilience and determination. As is characteristic of her unstoppable drive and hyper-optimistic view of life, Appiah turned an adverse situation into a growth opportunity. These were meetings held during the Reserve’s monthly Unit Training Assembly where important information, such as deadlines for Enlisted Developmental Education Board, Enlisted Education Plan, or Stripes for Exceptional Airmen packages, were discussed. While reading the EDEB invitation to apply and course descriptions, she noticed the opportunity to serve as Air Force Reserve Command Enlisted Legislative Fellow.
May 08, 2021 08:15 UTC
The Media conglomerate owner has once again lashed out at his employees and this time around he unleashed his wrath on workers at his Ash FM station in Kumasi. “Let’s come home, Ash FM got me very sad this weekend. We were listening to the news on our way to Takoradi, we had tuned in to Ash FM and they were reporting on someone who had been robbed. He thus served notice that he will be locking up the Ash FM premises pending his return from a trip he is yet to embark on. Skip to 25:00 of the video below to listen to Kennedy Agyapong take on his employees at Ash FM:
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