Ayorkor Botchway’s dig at John Dumelo taken out of context – Okraku Mantey

Ayorkor Botchway’s dig at John Dumelo taken out of context – Okraku Mantey

President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey has mounted a spirited defense for Shirley Ayorkor Botchway following the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration minister’s dig at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo. Madam Ayorkor Botchway on a political platform in the constituency last week mentioned that parliament “is for serious-minded people and not people who have done some movies and think they are popular.” In her quest to canvass votes for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate, the minister asseverated that “It is a…

Being musicians does not mean we’re not fit to be parliamentarians – Strongman

Being musicians does not mean we’re not fit to be parliamentarians – Strongman

Kumerican rap artiste, Osei Kwaku Vincent, popularly known as Strongman Burner has commented on the perception people have built about musicians that they are not serious enough to hold parliamentary positions. Speaking with Foster Romanus on eTV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show, he noted that the fact that one is a musician does not mean they are dumb because there are a lot of them who already have degrees and higher certificates in various fields but still chose to do music. “This year, we have about three or four presidential…

Christian Council prays for peace

Christian Council prays for peace

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has climaxed its three-day national fasting and prayer with a National Prayer and Thanksgiving Service for the December 7 general election. The thanksgiving service which was held at the Perez Dome last Sunday (December 30), on the theme: “Seek Peace & Pursue It (Psalm 34:14), brought together heads of some religious bodies in Ghana such as the Ghana Pentecostal And Charismatic Council (GPCC), National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC) the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference. Present…

Next NDC gov’t to fully absorb fees for all first-year tertiary students in 2021

Next NDC gov’t to fully absorb fees for all first-year tertiary students in 2021

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that if elected into office, the school fees of Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year will be absorbed fully. A statement signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on 1 December 2020 indicated that the “Fa Ninyinaa” policy was accepted for incorporation in the People’s Manifesto based on the recommendation of the NDC’s Education Policy Group. The statement noted that the “Fa Ninyinaa” policy is an addition to the “Kyemupe” policy cited in…

Brutalities will visit if you foment violence on Dec 7 – Afia Schwar warns troublemakers

Brutalities will visit if you foment violence on Dec 7 – Afia Schwar warns troublemakers

Controversial Ghanaian Comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger has warned trouble causers of a dose of the brutalities that happened in Ayawaso West Wuogon during the recently held by-election. According to her, the country is looking for peace during and after the election and will not condone any form of barbarism and violence during the period. She indicated that when one falls victim and is subjected to beatings, they should not run to the media because their actions caused the beatings. Afia Schwarzenegger who issued these barrage of stern warnings in a video…

I missed death four times on my birthday – Van Vicker tells harrowing story

I missed death four times on my birthday – Van Vicker tells harrowing story

Seeing a military officer cock a gun, point to your nose in the midst of a long-running, ruinous civil war is obviously not a birthday ‘present’ one would wish for but that was just one of four terrible experiences that cladded Van Vicker’s 11th birthday. The now popular actor who “grew up partly in Monrovia, Netherlands and in Ghana” says he spent most of his adolescent years in Liberia and witnessed the civil unrest that killed up to 250,000 and injured thousands more. “While growing up there, the war came…

Your parents made the first mistake of not aborting you – Bridget Otoo descends on tweep

Your parents made the first mistake of not aborting you – Bridget Otoo descends on tweep

A tweep who sought to give Bridget Otoo a savagery clap back appeared to have bitten more than she could chew as the television personality returned with a more brutal reply. Bridget Otoo, who is on record to have declared her support for the National Democratic Congress due to its running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, made a post complaining about how people call her to shout the NPP’s ‘Four More for Nana’ slogan. She sarcastically quizzed the unidentified callers if they are urging her to vote for the fourth…

How I was saved from suicide – Ohemaa Mercy recounts a sad story

How I was saved from suicide – Ohemaa Mercy recounts a sad story

Gospel sensation and songwriter Ohemaa Mercy known in private life as Mercy Twum-Ampofo has recounted how she nearly committed suicide by stabbing herself but for the timely intervention of a Christian brother According to her, she tried killing herself after she was caught for lying to take money in the name of a Prophetess she lived with in Koforidua, the capital of Eastern Region where she spent most of her life growing up. “I remember I was once living in a house where the landlady was Prophetess and I used…

‘That mad boy should do what is right’ – Family of Funny Face’s baby mama

‘That mad boy should do what is right’ – Family of Funny Face’s baby mama

The father of Vanessa Anokyewaa, the mother of Funny Face’s children says the actor is yet to officially apologize to his daughter and family after publicly disrespecting them. According to Jah Wizdom, his daughter was humiliated by Funny Face and expects him to officially visit the family to render an unqualified apology adding that he doesn’t regard his ‘social media apology’. The angry father in an interview on Akoma FM’s ‘Entertainment 360’ described Funny Face as “mad boy” following his failure to call or visit his family to officially apologize.…

Electoral Commission to manually verify 542 persons on election day

Electoral Commission to manually verify 542 persons on election day

The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that the total number of persons who will vote via manual verification in the December 7 General Election is 542. This is because even though they registered, their names were not captured in the final register. Consequently, the EC has provided a “Missing Names List” which will be made available at various polling stations to enable them to vote. Their names, together with their Form One As and Cs, would be made available at the polling stations where they registered. Addressing a press conference…