General News of Monday, 7 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comOne of the men who was part of the 12-man team who have just achieved a historic feat of driving 10,000km from Accra to London, Saka, has recalled how while planning to embark on the journey, a government official tried to discourage them. Speaking from their London location, after the 16-day journey, Saka told TV3 Newday that there were a lot of people who did not believe in them, and as such, tried to discourage them. He explained that one of those people, without mentioning names, was a person who is a government official. The team started their journey on July 23, 2023, and arrived in London on Sunday, August 6, 2023, after completing the historic 10,000km feat. Watch the latest episode of Legal Agenda on GhanaWeb TV below:Watch the latest episode of The Lowdown on GhanaWeb TV below:You can also watch the latest episode of Everyday People on GhanaWeb TV below:AE/OGB
August 07, 2023 17:34 UTC
Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has lamented the poor state of the Ghanaian media and the poor conditions of service of its practitioners, demanding that concrete steps be taken to better the lot of the media such as improved conditions of service and protection of journalists. It’s not only the fear and the intimidation, or the attacks and violence against media personnel but the working environment of the Media personnel . “If the media is that important, how come the country has not come out to clearly spell out some conditions of service, even if it’s minimal for the media personnel? And there is the need for us to relook at the welfare and conditions of service of the media practitioner,” he advocated. Ghanaian Journalists and other practitioners have been the subject of physical and verbal attacks, especially in recent times.
August 07, 2023 14:29 UTC
According to the documents, on October 4, 2022, Cecilia Dapaah warned one of her domestic staff members not to enter certain rooms in the house during her work. However, on October 6, 2022, the staff member managed to enter a room and was caught by Dapaah's husband, Daniel Kuffuor. The police then took a statement from the juvenile suspect, and charges were filed accordingly. However, due to discrepancies in her age determination, she was discharged and subsequently re-arrested with fresh charges filed at the Juvenile Court. “The docket that was submitted to us had nothing about a case pending in any juvenile court.
August 07, 2023 13:51 UTC
Business News of Monday, 7 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comOn Monday, July 31, 2023, Ghana’s Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori-Atta presented before parliament a review of the 2023 Budget and Economic Policy of government. Highlights of the minister’s presentation included the revision of government’s appropriation downwards from GH¢227.7 billion as presented and approved in November 2022 to GH¢206.0 billion. The minister while announcing no new tax measures also told parliament that government was not going to require a supplement to the budget. On the issue of the performance of the economy, Mr Ofori-Atta while admitting to the challenges faced by the economy announced that the country has made a significant turn towards recovery. On Sunday, August 6, 2023, Mr Ofori-Atta appeared as a guest of state broadcaster GBC’s Talking Point program where he discussed further contents of the mid-year budget and key economic issues.
August 07, 2023 13:21 UTC
News that a driver has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for cursing a police officer with the dreaded Antoa deity has been widely condemned by many, especially social media users. The court found him guilty of “offensive conduct contrary to section 207 of the Criminal Offence Act 29/60”. According to the judgement, the driver showed no remorse after explaining the circumstances under which he invoked the curses on the plaintiff. Accused is sentenced to 12 months in high,” the verdict read. The decision of the court has angered many on social media users.
August 07, 2023 10:55 UTC
General News of Sunday, 6 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA group of Ghanaians who embarked on a 10,000km road journey from Accra to London have safely arrived at their destination. The typical and patriotic Ghanaians in them came out and shared experiences with some fans upon arrival as they hoisted numerous flags of Ghana. Accra to London," some screamed in excitement. Others were spotted in ‘chalewotes’ (slippers) drinking famous and household Ghanaian beverages and chatting with friends and loved ones. It was earlier reported that the only female, Nana Afua Serwaa Adusei, a mechanical engineer only made the journey as far as Morocco.
August 06, 2023 14:52 UTC
Because it can quickly result in organ failure, prostate cancer is one of the major causes of death in men. Reduce your consumption of red meat, eggs, and alcohol to lower your risk of developing prostate cancer, which can be fatal. Prostate cancer develops as a result of cell growth in the prostate gland. Keep in mind that this is just advice that could change to protect your health and fight disease, particularly prostate cancer. According to Prostate Cancer Kills in Ghana at https://www.ghanaweb.com/city/ghanatrends, avoid these four things to live longer (62462).
August 06, 2023 10:58 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 5 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comWeekly entertainment analysis programme United Showbiz is live with host, MzGee ‘presiding.’Her guests this week include usual suspects Mr Logic Arnold Asamoah Baidoo. Completing the set is Abeiku Santana, Beverly Afaglo, Vida Adutwumwaa and Ola Michael. Watch a livestream of the show below:
August 05, 2023 21:14 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 5 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA 37-year-old farmer by name Augustine in the Wassa Nkyirifi farming community of the Western Region, has allegedly murdered his 7-year-old niece for money rituals. The suspect was apprehended after he nicodemously killed, beheaded, and buried the 7-year-old in a bush. Bursting into tears, Augustine confessed to killing young Sandy Manu for the purpose of money rituals. The suspect visited a spiritualist, who requested the head of his niece and that was when he beheaded her. Agustine led the police to the location of the body, and it was exhumed and then sent to the morgue.
August 05, 2023 15:39 UTC
For John Ackah Blay-Miezah, his illegal schemes were so elaborate that it gained international attention after he was involved in swindling high-profile personalities, including presidents, businessmen, politicians and regular everyday people. While all this took place, there came out of nowhere a ‘false magician’ in the person of John Ackah Blay-Miezah, who depicted flamboyance of wealth, connections, and deep pockets, a notable theme adopted by most scammers. He claimed that the vault was set up in a Trust and could only be accessed by Nkrumah’s close confidant, who happens to be he himself [John Ackah Blay-Miezah]. Yepoka Yeebo’s book, however, details that years on, Blay-Miezah and his partners “were selling liberation: a chance to repair the wounds of colonialism. Image credit: Yepoka Yeebo's bookMA/AE
August 05, 2023 08:16 UTC
According to the journalist, US$8000 out of the $1 million belonged to one Nana Akwasi Essan II, who is a deceased brother of Madam Dapaah. "The US$800,000 was reported to the police and described to belong to Cecilia Dapaah’s brother… as is on the charge sheet. This 800,000 dollars is controversial because it doesn’t belong to Cecilia Dapaah and her husband. TWI NEWS"According to what Cecilia Dapaah wrote to the police which is what is in the charge sheet right now as I am speaking to you, and it was written months ago. Her lawyer, William Kumi also confirmed that processes have been initiated to retrieve the money as part of the woman’s rights to her husband’s estate.
August 05, 2023 07:39 UTC
“Our client’s claim is founded on clause 13.1 of the NSW Contract, which sets out without equivocation, the fees due to our client under the NSW Contract. Going strictly by the express terms of the NSW Contract, our client calculates the arrears still left outstanding to be in the sum of GH¢187,356,969. “If I may ask: is it the legitimacy of our client’s claim or the quantum of the sum claimed by our client that bewilders you? Our client’s claim is founded on clause 13.1 of the NSW Contract, which sets out without equivocation, the fees due to our client under the NSW Contract. At the meeting, the parties rehashed their positions following which the Attorney General requested written submissions from all parties.
August 04, 2023 19:22 UTC
Lawyer William Kusi, the head of the communication team for Kennedy Agyapong in the Ashanti region, made these allegations in a press release read on Wontumi TV. Yandoh further argued that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is performing his duties as the Vice President and serving the party diligently. Kennedy Agyapong and his supporters, aren't you the ones who boasted about having money? “The vice president is diligently performing his job, so why is it that there have been so many allegations against him?" Kennedy Agyapong will contest for the flagbearership slot along with nine other contenders including former trade minister Alan Kyerematen and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who are seen as his main challengers.
August 04, 2023 18:03 UTC
General News of Friday, 4 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA close source to the family of the wife of the late Rev. Anthony Boakye has exclusively told GhanaWeb that the funeral is currently underway at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). This followed the refusal of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church, the church her late husband founded, for her to attend the funeral. The church, with the support of the family head of the late pastor, had also barred her from showing up at the funeral grounds. Watch the latest episode of Legal Agenda on GhanaWeb TV below:Watch the latest episode of The Lowdown on GhanaWeb TV below:You can also watch the latest episode of Everyday People on GhanaWeb TV below:AE/OGB
August 04, 2023 15:40 UTC
General News of Friday, 4 August 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA ride hailing service driver has been accused of unruly and unprofessional behaviour towards a group of female passengers. In a viral video sighted by GhanaWeb, the driver of a Kia Morning car is said to have thrown out a cake belonging to the passengers following a confrontation over fares. Narrating the incident in the viral video, one of the passengers alleged that they had gone out for a birthday celebration and ordered the service of the driver. A distance away from their destination, the driver refused to continue the journey citing the bad state of the road. However, the driver incensed by their demand rather smashed their birthday cake on the road.
August 04, 2023 06:54 UTC