Stop wrongful, multiple sale of lands -Akufo-Addo to chiefs and land owners

Stop wrongful, multiple sale of lands -Akufo-Addo to chiefs and land owners

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has kicked against wrongful and multiple sales of lands by chiefs and people without authority, tagged as ‘land guards’. He bemoaned the country’s lands which have been taken over by clans, skins, stools and families, adding that the situation has negatively affected development. The President suggested that a consensus is built to check lands administration and called for a new model to be developed to curtail the menace. “Unfortunately, in our urban areas, the customarily lands system has been the bane of most of…

Parliament to debate censure motion against Ofori-Atta today

Parliament to debate censure motion against Ofori-Atta today

Members of Parliament (MPs) will today, Thursday, December 8, 2022, commence debate on the censure motion against embattled Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. The Minority caucus filed the motion of censure against the Finance Minister, accusing him of mismanagement of the economy, financial recklessness, conflict of interest, gross mismanagement of the economy. The debate which was supposed to have been done yesterday, Wednesday was postponed to today will center on whether the House should vote to remove Mr. Ofori-Atta from office or not. The 8-member ad-hoc committee which was set up…

Rethink Debt Exchange programme – UTAG tells govt

Rethink Debt Exchange programme – UTAG tells govt

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has told the government to have a second look at the Debt Exchange porgramme following the concerns raised by stakeholders. Stakeholders including the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), the Ghana National Union of Traders Association (GUTA), the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have all rejected the  programme that was launched by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Monday December 6. UTAG also said they take serious exception to any intervention that would worsen the plight of the already impoverished University Lecturer. “In particular, we reject the wholesale implementation of the recently…

AirtelTigo becomes first telco to introduce eSIM service in Ghana

AirtelTigo becomes first telco to introduce eSIM service in Ghana

Poised to give customers access to cellular service via a virtual SIM, network operator AirtelTigo introduces Embedded SIM (eSIM) service in Ghana. This means that users with eSIM compatible phones will no longer require physical SIM cards, allowing them to use different providers on the same phone. From the left: Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, first AirtelTigo eSIM customer, Atul Narain Singh (AirtelTigo CMO) and Leo Skarlatos (AirtelTigo CEO) Photo courtesy AirtelTigo This makes AirtelTigo the first network operator in Ghana to offer this service. The eSIM technology has become a part of…

Strongman Finally Releases “Buokrom Boy” EP –

Strongman Finally Releases “Buokrom Boy” EP –

Ghanaian rapper, Osei Kwaku Vincent, better known globally as Strongman has satisfied hungry fans with his latest EP, Buokrom Boy. The prolific rap sensation has sorted fans out with his highly anticipated 7-track EP under the auspices of his Strong Empire Label. Finally, fans get to feed on multiple commercial square meals ranging from the already released ‘Sing Your Name’ jam featuring Mr Drew, King You Wanna Be featuring Efya, Yente featuring Medikal, Dreams, and Sika Ne Odo featuring Sista Afia. Other tracks on the EP include Goated & Ekwan! It’s…

I declined two features from Sarkodie because he didn’t shake my hand – Nasty C

I declined two features from Sarkodie because he didn’t shake my hand – Nasty C

South African rapper Nasty C has revealed how he turned down a feature request from Sarkodie because Sarkodie once refused to shake his hand. The South African, in a video where he was giving a rap freestyle explained how during his first encounter with Sarkodie, the Ghanaian rapper refused to shake his hand. According to Nasty C, he held a grudge against Sarkodie since then admitted that, even though he is still a fan, he vowed to never give Sarkodie a verse if he had his break as a musician and…

2023 Budget: Who Could’ve Imagined Akufo-Addo Who Led Kumepreko Demo Will Increase VAT – Ablakwa

2023 Budget: Who Could’ve Imagined Akufo-Addo Who Led Kumepreko Demo Will Increase VAT – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is surprised over the government’s decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT). The Finance Minister has proposed in the 2023 budget presentation an increment in the Value Added Tax (VAT) by 2.5 per cent. The standard VAT rate is 12.5%, except for supplies of a wholesaler or retailer of goods, which are taxed at a total flat rate of 3%. But reacting to the announcement in a Facebook post, the MP said: “Who could ever have imagined or predicted that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who…

Caveman makes dream come true; Puts Fred Amugi on a billboard

Caveman makes dream come true; Puts Fred Amugi on a billboard

Caveman Watches has granted veteran actor Fred Amugi’s wish to have his photo on a billboard before he passes on. Today, Anthony Dzamefe, CEO of Cavemen Watches, has featured the legend on one of his timeless billboards. The announcement was greeted with approval as Ghanaians poured in congratulations sharing the good news. Caveman Watches is currently trending at number 1 on all news portals. Fred Amugi, in an interview, had declared his wish to see himself on a billboard before he dies. He noted that deadmen cannot appreciate eulogies and hopes to…

How will the world recognise us if we fight each other? – Rocky Dawuni

How will the world recognise us if we fight each other? – Rocky Dawuni

2022 Grammy nominee Ghanaian Reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni has advised that the only way Ghanaian artistes can gain more world recognition is by avoiding competition and fighting among themselves. He urged them to stay together for a common purpose. Rocky observed that the Ghanaian music industry is on a good trajectory. But until the habit of togetherness and standing in for one another is cultivated, the pendulum will never swing. Speaking to Akoma FM’s flagship Entertainment 360 host, Tony Best, on Saturday, the 2022 Global Music performance nominee indicated he is not…

Davido marks 30th Birthday in silence, quietly

Davido marks 30th Birthday in silence, quietly

Nigerian Afrobeats singer Davido’s 30th birthday has passed in sombre reflection. The grieving father, who lost his 3-year-old son to a drowning incident this month, did not celebrate in his usual pomp and fanfare. Yesterday, November 21, marked the 30th birthday of David Adeleke and had it not been for wishes from family, friends and fans, the day would have gone unnoticed. This unusual approach to his big day is understandable because of the recent tragedy suffered by him and his baby mama Chioma Rowland.But let’s take a moment to remember all the…