No double track this year as 1st year SHS students report to school

No double track this year as 1st year SHS students report to school

The Ministry of Education says the double-track system will not be implemented this year as first-year Senior High School students report to school today, Monday, April 4, 2022. The double-track system was introduced in 2018 to reduce congestion in schools and create room to accommodate the projected increase in enrolment of Junior High School students into Senior High Schools. The system was heavily criticised and the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, at a press briefing in June 2021 indicated that it will take about two to three years…

I have a rich dad; Black Sherif says as he discloses father’s business [+Video]

I have a rich dad; Black Sherif says as he discloses father’s business [+Video]

Sensational Ghanaian Hip-hop and Trap musician,  Black Sherif has recently opened up about his family in an interview on Okay FM. Black Sherif, born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, has shared that his father is a rich man contrary to the thoughts of some fans. The 20-year-old Ghanaian musician rose to fame with a song that tells the story of how he has been forced to be hustling on the streets. Fans have perceived that the narrative in his “Sermon” singles means he (Kawku Frimping) may be coming from a poor background. However,…

E-levy: Government should find ways to discourage cash-outs – Ken Ashigbey

E-levy: Government should find ways to discourage cash-outs – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, has called on the government to devise a measure to disincentivise Ghanaians from cashing out from their mobile money wallets. According to him, should the volume of electronic money transactions continue to decrease, as has been witnessed since the introduction of the E-levy, the purpose of the levy will be defeated. He has therefore called on the government to discourage Ghanaians from cashing out from their electronic wallets by revising the E-levy law. Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile, he explained…

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Academy after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during last Sunday’s ceremony. “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” his statement said. The Academy said it accepted the resignation and would “continue to move forward” with disciplinary proceedings. Smith slapped Rock over a joke about his wife’s shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia. Less than an hour later, he was awarded the best actor award for his role in “King Richard”, where…

Bawumia should be disappointed for neglecting the concerns of Ghanaians on the passage of the E-levy bill – Abeiku Santana [Video]

Bawumia should be disappointed for neglecting the concerns of Ghanaians on the passage of the E-levy bill – Abeiku Santana [Video]

Media Guru & Entertainment Show Host, Abeiku Santana has expressed his disappointment in the government for neglecting the genuine concerns of Ghanaians on the passage of the E-Levy bill some few days ago. Criticisms across the length and breadth of the country by the people to the ruling government started growing after Parliament approved on Tuesday the controversial electronic transaction tax, which the government says will help raise $900m in much-needed revenue. The E-levy bill, passed on Tuesday, will introduce a 1.5 percent tax on electronic money transfers and transactions.…

International Women’s Day: Deal with barriers to women’s participation in extractive sector – NGO

International Women’s Day: Deal with barriers to women’s participation in extractive sector – NGO

Socio-environmental advocacy organization Friends of the Nation is urging the state to help deal with barriers to women’s participation in the legalized artisanal small-scale mining sector. According to Friends of the Nation [FoN], legalized and environmentally sustaining small-scale mining operations in rural Ghana holds the prospect to elevate rural women out of poverty. In a press statement to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2022, FoN enumerated cultural, social and other traditional norms that bars women’s participation in the sector. “For example, it still remains a practice in the small-scale mining…

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

Scotland and Ukraine’s World Cup play-off semi-final has been postponed. The nations were set to meet at Hampden on 24 March but Ukraine requested Fifa push back the tie following Russia’s invasion of the country. As a result, the play-off final for the winners against either Wales or Austria on 29 March will now also be delayed. Discussions are under way for a new date, with the Nations League window in June the most likely option. The World Cup finals take place from 21 November to 18 December. A large…

Black Sherif went behind m’gt to sign with Empire – Arnold Asamoah explains

Black Sherif went behind m’gt to sign with Empire – Arnold Asamoah explains

Entertainment pundit Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has summarized the cause of the separation between Black Sherif and his estranged manager, Snap Chavis Wayne. According to accounts by Arnold, Black Sherif doubled crossed his local management in a very disturbing manner.  Arnold Asamoah gave insight to the Black Sherif’s management conundrum on United Showbiz. Speaking to the facts as ascertained by him, Arnold revealed that Black Sherif refused to play his part in his 5-year contract with his local record label with the arrival of Empire from the United States. “We heard Sherif…

Azumah Nelson: Making a Difference, Inspiring Hope

Azumah Nelson: Making a Difference, Inspiring Hope

Azumah Nelson, a man of few words and seldom without a smile to share, looks like he spent his entire working life in the wrong business. Behind that affable veneer, though, is a man who could pack a hefty punch – literally – and talk up a storm in his heyday. “It was just the job,” the sexagenarian says of a lengthy boxing career that propelled him into the pantheon of the sport’s greats. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” A man… The Asante/Akim Twi…

President’s Cup presented to Nana Addo ahead of tonight’s Hearts vs Kotoko clash

President’s Cup presented to Nana Addo ahead of tonight’s Hearts vs Kotoko clash

A delegation from the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) presented the President’s Cup to Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House. The presentation was done ahead of tonight’s encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium between defending Ghana Premier League champions, Accra Hearts of Oak and current league leaders, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The delegation also included representatives from the two teams and the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif. @HeartsOfOakGH and Kumasi @AsanteKotoko_SC will battle for supremacy in the President’s Cup tomorrow at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Cup was formally presented…