Load shedding begins in Accra

Load shedding begins in Accra

Electricity consumers in the north-eastern part of Accra will experience power interruptions for the next seven days. This is to enable the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) tie in its Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) to the Ghana Grid Company’s 330Kv transmission lines in Accra. The exercise, which ends on Monday, May 17, will result in the complete shutdown of the Mallam BSP. Affected areas have been put in groups and will go off for 12-hour periods – 6:00am to 6:00pm and 6:00pm to 6:00am. source: 3news.com

It costs $100m to run for president in Ghana – CODEO estimates

It costs 0m to run for president in Ghana – CODEO estimates

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said the Electoral Commission, political parties and other stakeholders must work together to address the increasing cost of contesting to be elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) or President. “It is believed that a presidential election can cost as much as $100 million while that of MPs is around GHS 3-4 million”, CODEO said in a post-election review communiqué. It said “while this is not sustainable, it can, in some instances, protect and promote illicit activities”.  Read the full communiqué below: FOR…

We’ll Rather Go Hungry than to endorse a Political Party- Dopenation

We’ll Rather Go Hungry than to endorse a Political Party- Dopenation

Award winning Ghanaian music duo Dopenation have underscored that they under no circumstances will endorse one political party over the other. The duo in an interview with Ato Kwamina Otoo D’Gem on Connect FM in Takoradi explained that their brand represent a nation that cuts through multiple political ideologies, thus taking a stance in politics will have adverse effects. “First and foremost, we don’t do politics, because our fans are from different sides… we’d rather go hungry that to preach a political party, we are doing music for everybody, we…

Government has more to do for citizens to fix themselves – Sarkodie

Government has more to do for citizens to fix themselves – Sarkodie

Multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie says he has always supported calls for the country to be fixed since the beginning of his career. The hashtag #FixtheCountry had been trending on social media creating a huge backlash over the past days with other users stating the need for citizens to fix themselves. But Sarkodie who is known to be a huge supporter of the current government has added his voice to the #FixtheCountry agenda with a long social media post. He wrote on Twitter: “I’ve always supported the #FixtheCountry agenda since the…

It will cost government US$10 billion to fix all roads in Ghana – Ofori-Atta

It will cost government US billion to fix all roads in Ghana – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has estimated that it will cost government US$10 billion to fix all dilapidated roads in Ghana. The Minister said this when responding to a question from the media on Sunday, during the Minister’s press briefing. The question was relevant following agitations by the #Fixthecountry. campaigners calling the government to fix the country’s bad road network. The Minister recounted some of the social intervention services provided Ghanaians, especially the vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown including provision of free electricity to one million lifeline consumers, supply…

Video: Fix the system, the system will fix the people – A Plus to Gov’t

Video: Fix the system, the system will fix the people – A Plus to Gov’t

Social and political commentator, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A -Plus has admonished the government that fixing the country eventually fixes the attitudes of the citizens. Speaking in an interview with Sammy Kay on the Go online show, Kwame A-Plus sided with some unhappy Ghanaians who are venting their displeasure over what they describe as a failure on the part of successive governments to improve the living standards of the citizenry hence the clarion call for Fix the Country campaign currently going on social media. According to the founder…

Video: My brand is bigger than Medikal – Funny Face asserts

Video: My brand is bigger than Medikal – Funny Face asserts

Ghanaian comedian, Funny Face has asserted that his brand as a showbiz personality is bigger than Ghanaian rapper, Medikal. Speaking in an interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay Fm’s ‘ekwansodwodwo’ show, monitored by sammykaymedia.com, the self acclaimed “Children President” justified his assertion by stating that his brand has been in existence for about 20 years hence the “El Chairmano’s ” brand can’t be compared to his. Watch video below: source:sammykaymedia.com

Moesha Boduong ‘exposes’ some female celebrities over liposuction

Moesha Boduong ‘exposes’ some female celebrities over liposuction

Actress Moesha Boduong has said she is the one who opened the eyes of Ghanaians to go have liposuction. According to her, she opened the eyes of other celebrities to also go have their body done in a way that is attractive. She added that most of the celebrities admired liposuction bodies and wanted to have it but did not have the courage to undergo the knife until she took the first step. Despite this, she complained that the musicians and actresses, who have all gone to have their bodies…

Involve chiefs in fight against galamsey – Otumfuo to government

Involve chiefs in fight against galamsey – Otumfuo to government

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is urging the government to ensure greater involvement of chiefs in the fight against illegal mining. He says the seeming neglect of chiefs in the fight may have resulted in its failure in the past hence the need to do things differently. Speaking at the Manhyia Palace after some officials of the Minerals Commissions called on him, the Asantehene says chiefs must be made to play a role in the fight against galamsey. He said chiefs must also be involved in the process of…

STN GHANA top CEOs to mentor young leaders, entrepreneurs

STN GHANA top CEOs to mentor young leaders, entrepreneurs

Business Leaders and Chief Executive Officers of companies who are members of the Stanford Seed Transformation Network, Ghana (STN) will, on Thursday, May 20,, mentor young leaders and entrepreneurs at a leadership workshop. This is to strengthen and empower participants towards effectively contributing to Ghana’s business growth and the economy, a press release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, has said. The mentorship workshop is being organised by STN, a Network of Ghanaian Business Leaders and CEOs of companies who have completed the Stanford University Graduate School of…