GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

In a Transparency International (TI) 2020 CPI report published today, Ghana scored 43 out of 100 points, improving on its 2019 ranking by five places. In 2019 and 2018, Ghana was ranked 80th (with 41 points) and 78th respectively out of 180 countries and territories. Sub-Saharan Africa ranking In Africa, Seychelles maintained the highest ranking with a score of 66, followed by Botswana (60) and Cabo Verde (58). At the bottom of the index are Sudan (16), Somalia (12) and South Sudan (12). Other African countries that were ranked as…

We flaunt cash, cars and mansions in music videos to inspire the youth – Okese1

We flaunt cash, cars and mansions in music videos to inspire the youth – Okese1

Sensational drill music tycoon, Frank Nana Okese Afranie known in showbiz as Okese1 has revealed on Cape Coast-based Kastle FM the reason why young musicians nowadays flaunt money, cars and mansions in music videos. In an interview with Amansan Krakye on Kastle Drive monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Okese1 disclosed that the motive for displaying wealth and lavish lifestyle in music videos is to inspire the youth and show them how it feels to hustle hard to make money. “The youth must be told truthfully to make it a point that everyone must…

25 children contracted COVID-19, three die at KATH

25 children contracted COVID-19, three die at KATH

The Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second-largest health referral facility, has recorded 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. Fourteen (14) of the cases resulting in two deaths were recorded last year, while the beginning of this year had also seen nine confirmed cases and one death, according to the authorities. Professor Sampson Antwi, Head of the Directorate, briefing the media in Kumasi, said the latest confirmed cases involved an 11-day old baby. He said three of the cases recorded…

We’ll force gov’t to make structures work in the creative industry – Shatta Wale

We’ll force gov’t to make structures work in the creative industry – Shatta Wale

Award-winning Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah widely known as Shatta Wale says it’s time music industry players speak up against the injustice in the industry. He says being silent about happenings in the music industry has over the years adversely affected the industry and it’s imperative that players speak up now. To him, every industry is structured and has leadership that fights for their rights but that cannot be said about the music and creative arts industry in Ghana. He notes that there are no systems in the creative…

I felt I could achieve anything in Wesley Girls – Adina

I felt I could achieve anything in Wesley Girls – Adina

Adina Thembi, a musician of Ghanaian and South African descent, in recollecting her high school days has described them to be dreamy and positive. On YFM’s ‘Dryve Of Your Lyfe’ show with Nana Kwesi-Wusu, she revealed that being in Wesley Girls’ Senior High School, popularly known as ‘Gey Hey’ gave her an opportunity to be herself. Through the support she gained over there, it became clear to her that she could achieve anything. “While I was in school, I was always dreaming. I dreamt really big about how grand life…

Anticipation gets intense as Stonebwoy is spotted with Buju Banton in Jamaica

Anticipation gets intense as Stonebwoy is spotted with Buju Banton in Jamaica

2021 promises to be good year for Nickelodeon & BET Award-winning Reggae & Dancehall Trailblazer, Stonebwoy. Playing back-to-back live shows both local and international, reigniting the conversation surrounding his ‘Anloga Junction’ by dropping a video for ‘Motion’ featuring Jahmiel, securing new trophies, and other remarkable activities in January, Stonebwoy has teased a new collaboration with Jamaican Reggae Star, Buju Banton. On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, Stonebwoy took a trip to the Caribbean island nation to explore his creative abilities, expand his catalogue, boost exposure, open opportunities, and advance his career…

Police preventing me from meeting Ebony’s driver – Starboy Kwarteng laments

Police preventing me from meeting Ebony’s driver – Starboy Kwarteng laments

Three years on after the death of promising Ghanaian dancehall songstress, Ebony Reigns in a fatal car accident, her heartbroken father says he is yet to meet the only surviving person of the accident, her driver. According to Nana Opoku Kwarteng, meeting the driver of her daughter’s jeep is the only way he can get the full details of what actually took place on the Sunyani road but all efforts have proved futile. When asked by Happy 98.9 FM’s DJ Advicer on the Ayekoo After Drive show if he had met his…

When my prayers are unanswered, I know God has gone to Japan – Shatta Wale

When my prayers are unanswered, I know God has gone to Japan – Shatta Wale

Controversial dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has clearly painted the picture of his solid relationship with God as he states that his trust in God’s power to answer his prayers is unshaken. According to him, he believes God works through people we may not even regard, to answer our prayers. Speaking to YFM’s Rev. Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series, he shared: “People are only watching the material things but they do not watch the inward things. When God is talking to me, I feel it. So, constantly I have been closer…

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

Former President of Ghana and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has said that it’s time for the party to close its ranks and work to guarantee unity in the political party To him, unity is what will sustain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings who was the founder has left behind. The NDC leader made this known in a tribute to the late former President who he describes as his boss. He said “For those of us the comrades you’ve left behind, it…

Hydrogen peroxide in short supply due to panic buying – FDA

Hydrogen peroxide in short supply due to panic buying – FDA

A joint monitoring by officers of the Pharmacy Council (PC) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed a shortage of hydrogen peroxide in pharmaceutical facilities due to panic buying. The FDA and PC in a joint statement said this has given rise to the sale of fake and substandard hydrogen peroxide on the market. Pharmacies and Over the Counter Medicine Shops have been cautioned to always buy their stocks from licensed wholesalers and manufacturers. The public has also been reminded to purchase only Food and Drug Authority approved…