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Nana Konadu is the Delilah in Rawlings’ life – Anita Desoso

The National Women’s Organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita Desoso, has said that, former First-Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is just like Delilah in the life of Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings.

The former military leader described Anita Desoso, who knelt before him to apologise and beg for forgiveness on behalf of the NDC for its ‘sins’ during the 39th anniversary of the June 4 Uprising, as a “crook”, who is fond of using cunning means to get her way.

“She’s a crook. She’s lucky I don’t talk about her that much.

“What she did was pre-planned. Yes the woman on the stage, June 4, when she went on her knees”, Mr Rawlings said at a recent event.

Mr Rawlings recalled how Ms Desoso fawned over his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, to gain favour to win the Women Organiser slot of the party in the past.


NLC failing Ghanaian workers – NAGRAT

The Greater Accra Regional Branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has chided the National Labour Commission (NLC) as a body in the labour sector that has completely lost its power to manage labour issues in the country.

The Gt. Accra Regional Branch of NAGRAT alleges that the Labour Commission is unable to call government to order when the need arises anytime there are issues between government and public sector workers.

Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Tuesday, the Chairman of the Gt. Accra NAGRAT, Rene Senyo Kwamikorkor said their problem of unpaid allowance is not new to Labour Commission, but insisted the latter has blatantly ignored them from the past years when they petitioned it.


3 dead Ghanaian pilgrims to be buried in Mecca today

Three out of the five Ghanaian pilgrims who have been confirmed dead in the ongoing Hajj in the Saudi Arabian capital, Mecca, are to be buried in the Holy Land (Mecca) today.

The other two are expected to be laid to rest tomorrow.

The Hajj Board has clarified that the deaths are unrelated to a stampede that left over 700 pilgrims’ dead.

The bodies of the deceased are currently at the morgue in Mina.

Public Relations Officer of the Hajj Board Mohammed Amin Lamptey who disclosed the burial to Kasapa 102.3 FM while speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa Tuesday stated that planned interment of the deceased is in accordance with Islamic customs.

“They will be buried here in Mecca, Islamically wherever a person dies; he/she must be buried there unless in cases where the bereaved families insist that their relative must be brought to them.


Ghana loses out on Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015

2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards happened on 26 September 2015 at the Broad Walk Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

After a seeming confusion in the Best Supporting Actress category, Ama Ampofo was announced as the winner for her role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Devil In The Details’.

Initially, Nigerian actress, Hilda Dokubo was announced as the winner.

Check out the full list of winners.

Best Animation – The Legacies of Rubbies (Nigeria)

Best Child Actor – “Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu”

Best Nigerian film – ‘October 1? (Nigeria)

Best Documentary – Egypt Modern Pharaohs

Best Diaspora – ‘Supremacy’ (USA)

Best Short Film – “Twaaga – Burkina Faso”

Best Film/Picture – “Timbuktu – Mauritania”

Best Film By An African Living Abroad – Fevers (Morocco)

Best visual effect – INumber Number


Vodafone Icons – High School edition launched

The Vodafone Icons music reality television show is staging a return with an edition solely curated with music talents in Ghana’s Senior High Schools, the focus.

At a launch in Accra Friday, company officials and producers said the idea was to offer contestants a solid foundation in what could be a potentially commercially viable career.

Chief Marketing Officer at Vodafone Ghana, Agnes Effah, said “Vodafone Icons – High school edition – will offer high school students skills to prepare for a future life in music composition, engineering, instrumentalisation and the like.

“We will be seeking to discover, groom and showcase high school musical bands to give them the needed exposure and foundation to realise their musical dreams.

“This also falls in line with the vision of the Ghana Education Service to provide relevant and holistic education that will enable students acquire skills to assist them in developing their potential.”


High filing fees deforming Ghana’s politics – Kwasi Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwasi Pratt has bemoaned the astronomical filing fees that are charged by political parties in recent times.
According to him, political parties are “deforming” Ghana’s politics judging by the way it is increasingly becoming a playground for the rich and affluent.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) Thursday pegged the filing fee for its parliamentary race at GHC 10,000. Women and persons with disability are to pay 50% of the fee.
On the other hand, filing fee for the Presidential race has been pegged at GHC 50,000.
But contributing to a discussion on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show, Kwasi Pratt expressed displeasure over the high fees stating that politics in Ghana is almost becoming the preserve of the rich which does not auger well for the development of the country’s democracy.


Dr. Cryme: Let’s project our music to the International level

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Darlington Kwasi Agyekum, known in the entertainment circles as Dr Cryme has emphasized the need for musicians who put Ghanaian music on the international map to be consistently projected.

In an interview with Kwame B on Music Lane on Kasapa FM Wednesday, Dr. Cryme bemoaned how some musicians undermined their colleagues when they try to push Ghanaian music in other countries.

“We have to project our music to the world. Some Ghanaian music icons are putting our music on the International map, and all they need is a push and not to demoralize them,”.

“Sarkodie’s ‘History in the making’ at the Apollo Theatre was a great one and he should be commended and not criticized. Ghanaian music industry keeps growing when we continue to put our music on the international map.”

Cryme, who has been off the music scene for a very long time, is back with a song titled “Testimony” featuring Stay J.


Monetary measures alone can’t stabilize cedi – Analyst

A Senior Economic Analyst at Databank, Mr Courage Kingsley Martey, has said that short-term measures initiated to stabilize the cedi, are not enough.

More he says needed to be done to guarantee long-term stability.

He feared the cedi might depreciate again in the first half of 2016; as a result balance of payment deficit and election uncertainty.

He’s, therefore, underscored the need for managers of the economy to focus on increasing exports.

“The expectation was that the cedi would end the year between GH? 3.9 and GH? 4.3 maximum to the dollar.

“However, given the recent developments on the market and the expected inflows, for the second half of the year, we will lean towards the lower band of GH¢ 3.9 to a dollar by the end of the year.”


Ensure peaceful succession to Okuapeman stool – Nana Addo

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 general elections, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on the kingmakers in Akropong to ensure a peaceful succession to the Okuapeman stool.

The stool has become vacant following the death of Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, Paramount Chief of the Akuapem Traditional Area.

He died on August 2, 2015 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

Nana Akufo-Addo who attended the once week celebration of the late Okuapemhene Friday told family members to ensure that the selection of the heir to the throne is done without acrimony.

“We have come to express our condolence to the bereaved family. But in doing so, we will also appeal to the family and the kingmakers to ensure the peaceful selection of the heir to the throne,” he’s said while addressing a gathering of the chiefs and people of the area Friday.


Electoral disputes to reduce – Political Scientist

A Political Scientist, Dr. Bonsu Osei Owusu says the ruling National Democratic Congress’ adoption of a broader electoral base for its upcoming Congress, will minimize cases of dispute.

“This will help to reduce monecracy in politics. It will also cut down excessive expenditure in electoral process – because what this means is that, now anybody sitting somewhere who think he/she can influence delegates with money will advise his/herself.”

Owusu who described the move by the NDC as ‘the best way of intensifying democracy in politics’ added that the complaints which normally characterized the party’s electoral process will be reduced greatly.

Contributing to a discussion on Si Me So on Kasapa 102.3 FM Friday, he said:

“….. Now in such instances if the party is not careful, they will not get the real party members to represent the party’s interest in parliament, because is an open opportunity for all.”


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