Entertainment of Saturday, 14 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA young woman from Ghana has been confirmed dead after reportedly being burnt during an explosion that happened at Afrochella on December 20, 2022. The woman's death had been rumoured on several social media sites, but it wasn't verified until Friday, January 13, 2023, by the organizers of Afrochella. In a statement released by the organisers, they disclosed that it was indeed true the young lady had died. They also indicated that they had since met with her family to extend their support and condolences. “Since the incident, we've met with the family to express our sincere condolences and extend our support,” they said.
January 14, 2023 20:54 UTC
According to the military, the 21-year-old soldier, Pvt. Abdul-Nafsu Latifu was killed in an “altercation with another soldier” at the Alabama Army post, Fort Rucker, where he was training to become an Army air traffic control operator. Preliminary comments from Jimmie Cummings, a Fort Rucker Public Information Officer, only speak to events surrounding the hospitalisation of the deceased following injuries sustained during the supposed altercation. A follow-up statement issued by the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker said no formal charges have been filed, but Army Criminal Investigation Division agents are probing the incident. Maj. Gen. Michael McCurry, the commander of Fort Rucker stated, “On behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, I extend our deepest condolences to Pvt.
January 14, 2023 20:04 UTC
He described the resignations as a case of deserting ship and likened the government to a boat heading for disaster. It must be a relief for those deserting the ship, but it's so late. In the part of the NDC, Mahama is seen as a frontrunner as he seeks a third successive bid as candidate. It must be a relief for those deserting the ship, but it's so late. They’ll try hard not to be part of the mess we are in, but let’s not forget the parts they all played.
January 14, 2023 19:01 UTC
General News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Ghana Education Service (GES) has rescinded its decision to sack 8 Chiana Senior High School (SHS) students, who were captured in a viral video insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It added that the eight female students are to report to the headmistress of the school for further instructions. The order by the GES comes after President Akufo-Addo's intervention. Consequently, the Ghana Education Service, in a statement dated Wednesday, January 11, 2022, approved the dismissal of the eight students after it was recommended by their school. Portions of a statement by GES read, “Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has given approval for the dismissal of eight students with immediate effect to serve as deterrence to other students”.
January 14, 2023 15:36 UTC
General News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comVeteran lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning has been fined GHC 2,000 by an Accra High Court for practicing without a license. Foh-Amoaning represented himself when he was subpoenaed by the court as a witness in the case involving one Jude Osei and Kantanka Automobile Company Limited and Kwadwo Safo Jnr. After almost a year, Jude Osei was able to gain 30,000 retweets. He subsequently sent a message to Kantanka for his reward but around the time he asked for his car, Kantanka automobile issued a disclaimer that the general public should treat any tweet offering Kantanka Mensa for 30,000 retweets as a hoax. Jude Osie raised concerns as to why the company was silent and never issued a disclaimer for almost a year and only announced it after he had gained over 30,000 retweets.
January 14, 2023 11:50 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comEnglish Premier League champions, Manchester City, have released a statement about their defender Benjamin Mendy after he was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The French international has been battling rape and sexual assault cases at Chester Crown Court in the UK for the past three years. However, the player according to a report from the BBC was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault at Chester Crown Court. Mendy was cleared of the rape charges allegedly committed against four women and the sexual assault against another woman, with all not-guilty verdicts unanimous. Manchester City have reacted to the latest development in the case of their player, saying "Manchester City FC notes the verdict from Chester Crown Court today, where a jury has found Benjamin Mendy not guilty of seven charges."
January 14, 2023 08:05 UTC
According to Mr. Adorye, who is an avid supporter of Mr. Kyerematen’s bid for the NPP’s flagbearer, Mr. Kyerematen, who recently announced his resignation from the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, performed well, while the same cannot be said about the vice president. Let me draw your attention to this, in 2016, President Akufo-Addo, before we would go into the election made us aware of the work Dr. Bawumia was going to do. He said the reason he brought him [Dr. Bawumia to be his running mate] was that he was at the Bank of Ghana and was integral in the redenomination of the cedi during J. That was why he brought him: to come and ensure our economy becomes strong and also ensure our cedi, which had depreciated, will appreciate. While Vice President Bawumia has yet to officially announce his bid, he is deemed one of the leading contenders in the race to elect a flagbearer for the NPP.
January 13, 2023 23:45 UTC
Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at the government for “lying” to bondholders. According to him, the government lied to individual bondholders when it announced the debt exchange program and assured that individual bondholders were exempted from the programme. But on December 24, 2022, the government said individual bondholders will be affected by the programme. John Mahama also stated that the government has badly managed the economy, while pushing more Ghanaians into poverty. Gov't lies to individual bondholders; forces a haircut, and plunging more people into poverty!
January 13, 2023 18:55 UTC
National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi, has said that looking at the arrangements for bondholders included in government’s Domestic Debt Exchange programme (DDE), many would have died before they get their monies. 2024, 2025, you are getting nothing,” he added. Last year, the government, through the Ministry of Finance, announced a debt exchange programme, dubbed the Domestic Debt Exchange (DDE) programme. In other words, the government is swapping the agreement (the time and the promised interest) it had with the bondholder with a new one (new interest (s) and/or new duration(s)), hence the name, debt exchange. Many have kicked against it and have vowed to head to court should government insists on including individual bond holders.
January 13, 2023 16:29 UTC
Claim: Meek Mill posed behind the presidential lectern during visit to Jubilee HoueGhanaWeb FactCheck looks into the veracity of the lectern claim. "All the visitors the President receives at the Hall where the Presidency lectern is, get access to it and are allowed to take pictures too. The "Presidency" lectern one is for guests"The President uses the one with the caption "President". The one visitors make use of has the label "THE PRESIDENCY - REPUBLIC OF GHANA" or "OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - REPUBLIC OF GHANA." Verdict: Meek Mill did not pose behind the presidential lectern at the Jubilee House.
January 13, 2023 00:55 UTC
The founder of the National Liberation Congress, Stephen Atubiga, has lambasted the national executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), for pegging their filing fee at Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢500,000). He questioned how an opposition party without financial support could set a filing fee at such a high amount. According to him, the filing fee is indicative of how corrupt the party is. They have spoilt the party, and the party no longer resemble a socialist party, now the party is full of corruption and misappropriation of funds… how do you train the youth this way? Per earlier reports, party members who are interested in running for the presidential slot of the party must pay a filing fee of GH¢500,000 and a nomination fee of GH¢30,000.
January 12, 2023 18:10 UTC
Members of the Individual Bondholders Forum (IBF) have called on direct bondholders to reject and refrain from complying with the mandatory deadline imposed under government’s intended Domestic Debt Exchange Programme. The group joins a host of others seeking to reject and file class action suits against government regarding the debt exchange programme as part of the debt restructuring exercise mooted by the IMF bailout. A statement issued and signed by Convener of the Forum, Senyo Hosi, further wants indirect bondholders to inform their respective fund managers not to accept the proposed DDE programme. “In an unfortunate oppressive fashion, government has shown total disregard for the contractual rights of Individual bondholders and has made no effort to structure reasonable consultations with individual bondholders,” portions of the statement read. The IBF however urged labour unions to join in efforts aimed at rejecting the debt exchange programme toward the preservation of hard-earned savings invested by the Ghanaian public.
January 12, 2023 12:43 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comDr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party has questioned the competence and devotion of Kennedy Agyapong as a prospective flagbearer of the party. Nyaho-Tamakloe, in a Joy News interview, disclosed his perception of Kennedy Agyapong as someone who ‘makes noise’ in the NPP. He questioned the commitment of Kennedy Agyapong, challenging him to come out and declare what he has done for the party. “I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong in the party. I know someone who makes noise in the party but I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong.
January 12, 2023 00:43 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 11 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comFormer Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, formally announced his presidential bid in a 17-minute address on January 10, 2023. In the address he confirmed that he will be seeking the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ticket at a congress set to be held later this year. One of his aides, Hopeson Adorye, reacted to his boss’ declaration in two Facebook posts. Alan tendered his resignation letter to the president on January 5, 2023. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo confirmed receipt and acceptance of same the following day and put Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta in charge of the ministry.
January 11, 2023 17:34 UTC
Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Obed Yao Asamoah, has posited that former President John Dramani Mahama did nothing for the Volta Region, which is considered the stronghold of the party, when he was in power. According to him, Mahama’s failure to establish tangible development projects in the Volta Region resulted in Voltarians voting against the NDC. What exactly did Mahama do for the Volta Region? The former Attorney General added that the NDC even lost a parliamentary seat because of the poor performance of Mahama in the Volta Region. Listen to Dr Obed Asamoah’s remarks in the video below:Source: ghanaweb.comDisclaimer : Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com.
January 11, 2023 11:31 UTC