Zapp Mallet blasts Shirley Ayorkor Botchway for shading Dumelo

Zapp Mallet blasts Shirley Ayorkor Botchway for shading Dumelo

Ghanaian music producer, Emmanuel Mallet popularly known as Zapp Mallet has lambasted the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, over her ‘unruly’ comments against Mr. John Dumelo. The minister, whilst campaigning for NPP’s Ayawaso West Wuogon Parliamentary Candidate, Lydia Seyeram Alhassan on Friday, November 27, 2020, threw ‘shots’ at Mr. Dumelo, claiming that Parliament is a place for serious minded people and not for retired actors who think they have some fame. “Parliament is for serious minded people and not people who have done some movies and…

Parliament resumes Dec 14

Parliament resumes Dec 14

Parliament will on Monday, 14 December 2020, resume sitting of the third meeting of the fourth session. This is according to a notice from Parliament signed by the Speaker, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye on Monday, 30 November 2020. All Members of Parliament (MPs) are, therefore, expected to be in the house by 10 am. The notice said: “In exercise of the power conferred on the Speaker of Parliament by order 6 of the standing orders of the Parliament of Ghana, I, Right Honourable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament,…

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…

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…

Dec polls: Abronye DC’s convoy involved in an accident, 4 persons injured

Dec polls: Abronye DC’s convoy involved in an accident, 4 persons injured

The convoy of the Bono Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe also known as Abronye DC has been involved in an accident on the Berekum-Drobo road. The incident occurred on Sunday evening 29th November 2020 when the regional team was returning from a rally organised at Atuna and Drobo in the Jaman South Constituency as part of operations win all seats in the region. At Domfete near Berekum an unknown vehicle with registration number GN 4656 Y entered the convoy crashed into the Toyota Hilux…

Akufo-Addo ‘mother corruption serpent under the innocent looking flower’ – Amidu

Akufo-Addo ‘mother corruption serpent under the innocent looking flower’ – Amidu

Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has described President Nana Akufo-Addo as a “mother corrupt serpent under the innocent-looking flower” for denying he ever interfered in his work as Special Prosecutor. Mr Amidu resigned from his position citing interference from the President as the reason for his action. In his resignation letter addressed to the President, the former Special Prosecutor disclosed that Nana Akufo-Addo wanted him to “shelve” the report on the Agyapa deal which said the Transaction Advisor(s) involved in the deal were susceptible to “nepotism, cronyism and favouritism”. Mr…

Parliament is for serious minded people – Minister shades Dumelo

Parliament is for serious minded people – Minister shades Dumelo

Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayokor Botchway says Parliament is serious business and not for actors. According to her, Parliament is for serious minded people and therefore the people of Ayawaso West Wugon should choose Lydia Alhassan over John Dumelo. “Parliament is for serious minded people and not people who have done some movies and think they are popular.” Shirley Ayokor Botchway used the opportunity to admonish the people of Ayawaso West Wugon to work hard and not sleep and…

Dec polls: I’ll restore collapsed SOEs, banks if elected President – Osofo Kyiri Abosom

Dec polls: I’ll restore collapsed SOEs, banks if elected President – Osofo Kyiri Abosom

Presidential Candidate of Ghana Union Movement (GUM) Rev. Dr. Christian Kwabena Andrews popularly known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom has pledged to restore State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and collapsed banks, microfinance and other financial institutions if elected President in the December 7 polls. The Akufo-Addo-led administration saw the collapsed of banks, microfinance, fund management companies and other financial institutions as part of banking sector clean-up exercise. The impacts of the exercise led to job losses, panic withdrawals, unemployment and locked-up of some depositors’ funds. In all, the licences of nine commercial banks,…