Former National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) MP for the Afram Plains North in the Eastern Region, Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, has died.
The former legislator died at the SSNIT hospital in Accra on Saturday night at age 41.
He was born on November 23, 1976, and comes from Bomasarefo in the Eastern Region.
The late former MP, who lost the NDC primary for his constituency in 2015, had been battling a short illness.
Female musician, Becca is set to organize a concert to mark a decade in her career as a musician.
Her new record label, Zylofon Music is organizing the event titled ‘Becca Unveiled Ten Years and Counting’.
In an interview with Agyemang Premeph on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Becca said, the concert is to appreciate her fans for the support over the decade.
‘’When God blesses you to a point, you have to show appreciation to him and this show is basically for my fans. It is just to show love and to mark the day. Celebrating ten years is not a small thing. It is to go back to my history and say thank you to the people who have supported me over the past ten years. Aside the ten years, I want to say thank you to everybody,’’ she said.
Becca originally known as Rebecca Acheampong said the show is also meant to raise funds for her charity work.
The concert is slated for October 21, 2017 at the National Theatre.
Featuring the tall list of artiste at the concert are Ghanaian acts Stonebwoy, M.anifest, Trigmatic, Kwabena Kwabena, Mvzee, Joyce Blessing, Edem, Mr. Ezi, Patoranking, Ice Prince, Kumi Guitar, Kidii among others.
Born Rebecca Acheampong, Becca is a singer and actress. Born August 15th, 1984, in Kumasi the Ashanti region, West Africa Ghana as the first girl and fifth born of nine children from a religious Christian family.
Becca may be a good singer but it doesn’t end there she also plays the guitar and is a talented actress.
She’s also set up a rescue organization which is aimed at raising funds to help promote the awareness of children affected by HIV AIDS as well as imprisoned children in Ghana and hopes to go beyond Africa and around the world.
A building contractor by name Stephen has vowed to place a curse on a lady who he dated and had a child with.
The building contractor told Agyemang Prempeh on Rainbow Church Sunday that, he had planned to curse the lady so she will die because he realized the child was not his 15 years later.
According to him, the curse he was going to place on the lady, will also affect his family including mother and father and any other person who will go near her corpse.
On the reasons why he took the decision, he said, ''I was once married but my wife died. I decided not to marry again but my colleagues at work, started mocking me and made fun of me. They were changing women here and there but I did not want to do that. But later I got a lady, we dated, she visited me once and we had sex then later, she told me she was pregnant. I knew I was not the father of the child but because of the experience I had in the past, I accepted the pregnancy and took care of the lady and the child for 15 good years. However, the lady has since two years ago, taken the child away. As I speak to you, I do not know the whereabouts of the child. She has given the child to another man and claim that man is the father of the child. I fathered the child over the past 15 years. This is why I want to kill her.
‘’As I speak to you now, I have purchased schnapps, eggs, I have her picture, that of the child and the new boyfriend and I am planning to go and kill her. I need your advice because I am confused and do not know what to do. People are advising me to give to God but I ask them, why do I have to give it to God upon all what the lady did to me? Why should I give it to God? I want to kill her, I have spent a lot of money on the child and so the only thing that can change my mind is to be paid the money I spent on the lady and the child,’’ she told Agyemang Prempeh on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
Stephen called into the show after Agyemang Prempeh had finished preaching on the need for Christians to be prepared for the judgment ahead of us and that; every being is going to account for their deeds on earth after death.
Agyemang Prempeh allowed callers to contribute on the issue and he was asked to let go. Some others suggested that, he [Stephen] needs counseling to ensure that, he heals from the pain he’s gone through.
The police have issued a statement announcing the closure of three major streets in Accra due to the visit of the President of Cote d’Ivoire Alassane Dramane Ouattara tomorrow [Monday] October, 16, 2017.
According to the police, the roads from the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue towards Accra central, the Atta Mills Highway [from James Town towards Osu] and the Liberation Road towards the central business district, will be sealed off at 11:00 am.
The roads will be re-opened after the procession, the Police said in a statement Sunday.
Those from the Madina, Legon and Airport areas using the Liberation road will be made to turn right at the 37 Hospital Roudabout to Kaokudi through the Kanda Highway to link up on the Barnes Road to Accra central. Motorists from the Achimota enclave heading to Accra central will be diverted to the Dzorwulu area on the Obasanjo Highway through the Kanda Highway and link up on the Barnes Road.
Interplast Ghana Limited, the Ghana Reinsurance Company (GRC), and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has donated a total of GH¢75,000.00 towards the 33rd National Farmers’ Day celebration scheduled for December 1, this year.
Interplast Ghana Limited donated GH¢30,000.00, the GRC presented GH¢25,000.00, while the GRA gave out GH¢20,000.00 in support of the celebration, which seeks to honour farmers and fisher folks.
Presenting the sponsorship package on behalf of Interplast Ghana Limited, Haidar Malhas, the Irrigation Services Manager of Interplast, said Ghanaian farmers continue to play active roles in the economy of Ghana, and that his company is willing to bring farmers to acceptable professional levels.
He said, “We believe farmers deserve the support, and we believe that Interplast can assist the Government in their planning.”
Presenting the sponsorship on behalf of the GRC, Mrs. Mary Ohene-Adu, said her company found it significant to sponsor the celebration “as a way of supporting government to recognize and reward our gallant farmers.”
On behalf of the Commissioner-General of GRA, Madam Sophia Godwyll and Madam Antionette Tettevi at the Communication and Public Affairs Department presented the cheque saying it was to show appreciation to farmers.
Madam Sophia Godwyll said farmers have helped the development of the country with their productivity in the agricultural sector.
Dr Gyiele Nurah, the Minister of state in charge of Agriculture and Chairman of the Planning Committee of the National Farmers Day, expressed gratitude to the three corporate bodies for their donation.
He said: “I stand on behalf of the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Food and Agriculture and on behalf our gallant farmers to thank all three companies who have kick-started the donations to be able to achieve our goal.”
He called on more companies to emulate the good examples of these three companies so that this year’s celebration will honour our farmers in grand style.
The 33rd National Farmer’s Day was launched on August 16 with the announcement of the sponsorship packages for corporate institutions to support the celebrations.
The sponsorship package starts with the bronze sponsor, which starts with GH¢10,000.00 and below and such sponsors would get acknowledgments in the media, a special certificate of sponsorship at the Sponsors’ Awards Night as well as a photo opportunity for presentation of packages to the Minister for Food and Agriculture and for the media.
Ghana is set to ratify the Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention, by the end of the 2017, to enhance the country’s resolve to combat cybercrime.
Albert Antwi-Boasiko, the National Cyber Security Advisor, told journalists at a media encounter in Accra on Thursday, that the document for ratification was at the Cabinet awaiting approval.
He expressed optimism that it would be ratified by Parliament by the end of this year.
As at December 2016, 52 countries had ratified the Convention, while a further four states had signed the Convention, but are yet to ratify it.
The Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe, is the only binding international instrument on the issue and increased cooperation among nations.
It is the first international treaty seeking to address internet and computer crime by harmonizing national laws and improving investigative techniques.
It serves as a guideline for any country developing comprehensive national legislation against cybercrime.
It was drawn up by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, with the active participation of the Council of Europe’s Observer States like Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States.
The Convention and its Explanatory Report was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe at its 109th Session on 8th November, 2001.
It was opened for signature in Budapest, on 23rd November 2001, and entered into force on 1st July, 2004.
Cyber Security Week launched
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Communications haw launched the National Cyber Security Week to scale-up public awareness on cybercrime, and sensitize the populace on the country’s preparedness to deal with the phenomenon.
The Week-long programme would commence from October 23 to October 27, 2017, under the patronage of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Vincent Odotei-Sowah, a Deputy Minister of Communications, who launched the Week, said it would offer an opportunity to share information and engage key stakeholders on how to ensure effective and robust cyber security ecosystem in the country.
It is on the theme: “Securing Ghana’s Digital Journey”, which would create a platform for cyber security vendors, and service providers to showcase their services to the public at the Accra International Conference Centre and Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence.
It would afford stakeholders the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics such as Cyber Security Governance, Child Online Protection, Cyber Hygiene and Awareness, Cyber Security Solutions and capacity-building workshops on the topics.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Menzgold of Menzgold and Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah is reported to have bought a Gulfstream Private Jet G-IV worth $41 million.
According to reports, the jet, which is part of the family of twinjet aircraft manufactured by America's Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is parked at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The logo of Menzgold has been boldly embossed on the tail of the Jet.
America's Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designed the jet mainly for private or business purposes and could take up to 11 passengers.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
Major General Vib-Sanziri succeeds Major General Jai Shanker Menon of India, who completed his assignment on 30 September 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful to Major General Menon for his dedicated leadership of UNDOF.
Since joining the Ghana Army of the Ghanaian Armed Forces in 1985, Major General Vib-Sanziri has had a distinguished military career at both national and international levels. He has been serving as Director-General of the International Peace Support Operations at the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces since April 2017. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Director, Ghana Army Operations (1996-1998), Deputy Head of the Ghana Military Academy (2002-2004), Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion (2004-2009), Director for International Peacekeeping Support Operations in 2009 and Army Secretary at the Army Headquarters (2010-2011). In 2014, he was appointed Director-General for Joint Operations, General Headquarters. He served as Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organization from 2015 to 2017.
Major General Vib-Sanziri also possesses extensive peacekeeping experience, including deployments to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (1988 and 1991), the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (1993-1994), and the United Nations Mission in Liberia in 2007. He also served with the Economic Community of West Africa States Monitoring Group in Liberia (1990), in Sierra Leone (1999-2000) and, subsequently, with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone. From 2011 to 2014, he served as a strategic military planner in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations.
Major General Vib-Sanziri holds a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (USA), a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA Hons) in Geography and Rural Resource Development from the University of Ghana. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and General Staff College, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Born in 1957, he is married and has two daughters.