EC clears Akua Donkor and 11 other candidates for 2020 Presidential race

EC clears Akua Donkor and 11 other candidates for 2020 Presidential race

Twelve (12) presidential candidates have been cleared by Ghana’s Electoral Commission to contest the 2020 general elections. Out of the total of 17 nominees who submitted their nomination forms with the hope of contesting in the polls, five of them have been disqualified. Akua Donkor pulled the biggest surprise and Ghanaians can’t stop hailing her. The returning officer for the 2020 presidential election, Jean Mensa announced this at a Press briefing on Monday, October 19, 2020. Below is the list of the cleared and disqualified Presidential Aspirants : The 12…

Arsenal boss reveals why Partey did not start against Manchester City

Arsenal boss reveals why Partey did not start against Manchester City

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he did not start new signing Thomas Partey against Manchester City because he still needs time to adapt to life in England. Partey made a cameo appearance at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as Raheem Sterling’s 23rd-minute goal gave Man City a 1-0 victory. The Black Stars midfielder who joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid on the European transfer deadline day, made his Premier League debut after replacing Granit Xhaka in the 83rd minute. Within seven minutes of his introduction, the 27-year-old received a yellow card for…

Was looking forward to this – Sarkodie reacts to Nana Addo’s tweet about online passport application

Was looking forward to this – Sarkodie reacts to Nana Addo’s tweet about online passport application

Ghanaian award-winning rapper Sarkodie has lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo for his government’s online passport application initiative. Akufo-Addo in one of his tweets listing his achievements in the last three years, highlighted the online passport application which was introduced under his government. “The online passport application, implemented by the NPP Government, has made it possible for Ghanaians to apply for or renew their passports from the comfort of their homes,” he tweeted. Reacting to this, Sarkodie said the online passport application is something he has been looking forward to. The “Hand to…

Naa Ashorkor of Asaase Radio tests positive for coronavirus

Naa Ashorkor of Asaase Radio tests positive for coronavirus

Broadcaster and actress Naa Ashorkor has confirmed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Via social media, the show host of Between Hours on Asaase Radio on 19 October 2020 stated that she took a COVID-19 test last Thursday, 15 October 2020 and the result came out positive. She said: “I am feeling okay, following my doctor’s instructions, and currently self-isolating at home.” She also advised her fans, followers and the general public to adhere to all the safety protocols strictly. “The virus is real. It is still out there.…

I don’t go where I’m not invited – Michy on why she was absent at Shatta Wale’s party

I don’t go where I’m not invited – Michy on why she was absent at Shatta Wale’s party

Ex-girlfriend of dancehall act Shatta Wale has revealed she is not to blame for her absence at Shatta Wale’s birthday party. The couple who once were the talk of the town and one of the most admired couple decided to part ways a few years ago. After their breakup, there was some heat between them for some time but it all settled down after some months, which saw Shatta Wale wishing Michy a happy birthday with a song on her birthday. On Shatta Wale’s birthday a few days ago, Michy also wished him a happy birthday…

Passport application to be disrupted by relocation of Ridge office

Passport application to be disrupted by relocation of Ridge office

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced that the Passport Office will be relocated. The Ministry said in a statement that the relocation of the Office at Ridge to its new office building will be from Tuesday, October 20 to Friday, October 23. “This will result in the disruption of service delivery to the public,” the statement said. “However, the office would resume operations on Monday, 26th October, 2020.” The new office is located at Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue near the British High Commission and the Ghana…

Ghana’s economy recovering from coronavirus than anticipated – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s economy recovering from coronavirus than anticipated – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the Ghanaian economy has begun to recover faster from the novel Coronavirus than “initially anticipated”. This, he indicated, is according to the Bank of Ghana’s assessment on Ghana’s economy. Delivering his 18th address to the nation on Sunday, October 18, he stated that “consumer confidence is bouncing back strongly, and is today above pre-lockdown levels”. “Business confidence has also increased, reflecting the improving macroeconomic conditions, stability in the exchange rate, lower input prices, moderation in lending rates, and positive industry prospects. “Consumer spending, industrial consumption of electricity and…

Dec polls: I’ll sink 50% of my salary as MP into youth football – Dumelo

Dec polls: I’ll sink 50% of my salary as MP into youth football – Dumelo

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Mr John Dumelo, has promised to invest 50 per cent of his salary in the youth in his constituency within the first two years in office as MP. Mr Dumelo explained that part of the amount would first be used to establish a football club to give footballers in the constituency the opportunity to train and build their career.  The actor-turned-politician is optimistic the move will be very beneficial to the young talents who have been playing…

Life at the Teacher Training College was very difficult – Emelia Brobbey recounts

Life at the Teacher Training College was very difficult – Emelia Brobbey recounts

Famous Ghanaian actress and former teacher, Emelia Brobbey has shared some fond memories during her days as a teacher trainee at Kibi Presbyterian Teacher Training College. “Life at the Teacher Training College then was a bit difficult because after secondary school you’ve gone to a different tertiary school altogether to go and learn how to teach. You’d have to wake up at dawn to go and fetch water to come and scrub your dome it wasn’t easy”, she recounted Emelia Brobbey disclosed to Amansan Krakye on Cape Coast-based Kastle FM…

Lead suspect in Prof Benneh’s murder dies

Lead suspect in Prof Benneh’s murder dies

The lead suspect in the murder of Legon Law lecturer, Professor Yaw Benneh has died at the Police Hospital in Accra on Saturday. According to Police, he had been sick for a while and had been put on oxygen at the intensive care unit of the hospital but died after some time. James Nana Womba had earlier confessed his involvement in the gruesome murder of the late law professor at his Adjiriganor mansion in Accra. He was one of four who were initially arrested on suspiscion of the murder. Following…