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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Thursday, 07 December 2017
Comedian and braggart, Togo Borga has commended controversial television host, Deloris Frimpong Manso aka Delay, for keeping her virginity.   On his usual bragging attitude on Away Bus on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Togo Borga said he was ready to take Delay to the altar and put a ring on her finger.   He told Danny Fii Abrantie, host of the show  that, such a woman deserves a man like him because for keeping her virginity, ''I will marry and break her virginity.''   Despite lambast he received from listeners on the show, he insisted that he will marry no other lady but Delay. A listener offered to hand over his sister to him to marry but Togo Borga said, I will marry no other lady but Delay.   Delay is yet to respond to the advances made at her by the braggart. Delay is a Ghanaian television and radio presenter. She is also a television producer and an entrepreneur, known for her popular television series “Afia Schwarzenegger ” and "Cocoa Brown". She owns a company that deals in importation and distribution of the Ghanaian household brands, Delay Mackerel, Delay Sardines and Delay Tomato Paste.
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General Overseer of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah says former President John Dramani Mahama, will no longer serve as president of Ghana. Speaking to journalists today [Thursday], at the thanksgiving service organized by the ruling party, in recognition to God for winning the 2016 polls, the controversial man of God said, this is a prophecy of God.   According to him, the former leader has served his term and God has finished with him as a president, hence will never have the opportunity to ascend the presidential seat again.   The man of God said, ‘’when God speaks, no man can change his mind. I love him [Mahama] as a former President of the republic of Ghana and excuse me to say, we are all Ghanaians. I respect him a lot but he will never become the president of Ghana again. When God spoke to me, he said he [Mahama], has finished his work as a president, and will never become a president again. He has served this nation to the best of his ability, and so we will respect him as such,’’ he added.   Rev. Bempah predicted former President Mahama’s defeat in 2016.   The former president was defeated by current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the first round in a keenly contested race.   He [Mahama] polled 4,713,277 votes, representing 44.40 percent whereas President Nana Akufo-Addo polled 5,716,026 votes, representing 53.85 percent.
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Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has angrily asked former President John Dramani to vacate his residence which he says is sited on a military land. Taking his turn at the meet the press on Thursday, he said the former administration sold military lands indiscriminately. The Military’s financial matters were handled abysmally under the erstwhile administration, he added. “Top officials who are supposed to have provided and covered the Armed Forces, were now writing to the Armed Forces to say that if you have no money, then release the lands to the owners. Not knowing they were buying the lands themselves. How can you do this? I want to advise the former President that he should look for a place and leave…It is not good for him because he was a President. He should not live there. I am not satisfied with the state of that land, and I will advise the former President to leave that place because it is not good. He should have protected the Armed Forces, but today if you are living in that area you are giving others the impetus to do what they are doing and it is not good for us.” “I am talking about the former President, John Mahama. I will say no more, but I am very disturbed about this.  It is happening in Tamale, it is happening in Takoradi and Lands Commission is colluding to do that. People in Lands Commission were selling Armed Forces lands. Not under this watch, that cannot happen any longer, and anybody who decides to encroach on Armed Forces lands should leave. It is not in your interest. I am sorry; but that is the truth that we did not manage the Armed Forces lands very well” he said.     “It may be true or may not be true, because we are still investigating that some portions of that land has not been acquired, but Armed Forces does not have money to acquire. It is the duty of government to acquire the land for the Armed Forces, and I think that the way Armed Forces lands were handled, I am not happy about it. That we decided to sell that land to ourselves, including top politicians, and I think it is a shame that we did that, because now we have squeezed our Armed Forces in Burma Camp, and I think that if I had my will, and we are still going by it because we are in a democracy, I would have gone after those people.”   “It is not good. Within two years, we have sold every piece of land. Over 300 acres of land to individuals; so that what happens? It is the duty of government to acquire the lands for Armed Forces.”
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It has finally been established that that the mysterious deaths recorded at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti region were caused by a respiratory illness known as Influenza H1N1 209. Addressing the media Thursday, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu  said 19 tests conducted by the Nogouchi Memorial Institute confirmed Influenza H1N1 209 as the cause of the deaths and not meningitis as earlier suspected. Influenza H1N1 209 also known as swine flu was last recorded in Ghana in 2009.   According to the Minister also stated that seven students who died at KUMACA in April this year died from meningitis.       He added: “Of the nineteen samples sent to Nogouchi…report from further tests was received confirming H1NI 209 pandemic outbreak. Based on this…we wish to indicate..an outbreak of acute respiratory infection with severe presentation and some resulting in deaths.’’
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Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has announced the Major Mahama Bill which was recently passed into law, will be amended. Taking his turn at the meet the press series today [Thursday] the minister said the suggestions by some individuals for the bill to be expanded to cover others were a great decision.   “This suggestion is worth considering, and we’re putting a memo together to have a discussion with the Commander in Chief who’s the President so that we can take a relook at it. But let me tell you that the Armed Forces regulations, make provision very explicitly for people who get maimed, people who die or get incapacitated, or suffer some any form of injury, there are compensation for everyone of them. So it’s not as if there’s nothing. But it looks like the people of Ghana want a specific law so that we can amend the Armed Forces regulations and set up a specific law for those category of persons who die. I think it’s worthwhile considering and we’ll do that and bring it. Only what I’ll tell you is that we the people must fund it.  He added: If every November, we all decide to give 0.05% of our salaries which is the Veterans month for that fund I’ll be very happy and I’m saying let’s champion that course, 0/05% of our salaries.”   Ghana’s Parliament in November approved a bill that will make the spouse and children of Major Maxwell Mahama the state’s responsibility.     The bill was introduced in Parliament Tuesday, October 24 in fulfilment of President Nana Akufo-Addo's promise to the family of Major  Mahama, a military officer lynched by a mob in Denkyira-Obuasi now New Oboase.   The soldier was murdered in May 2017 after residents of the Central Region town allegedly mistook him for an armed robber.
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We knew we were going to face challenges in run up to the 2016 elections, we knew a lot of things didn't go well with our governance, a Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said. The man who made headlines with his ‘’We are in a comfortable lead’’ comments said the NDC was optimistic of victory despite knowing very well that there were a lot of challenges. ‘’We were aware of the serious challenges. In the Volta region, the Eastern corridor road was a major challenge for the NDC,’’ he added. According to him, the NDC was hoping to win the 2016 general elections so they will resolve the challenges however, they lost to the current New Patriotic Party (NPP). ‘’The feedback that was coming was worrisome but we thought everything was going to be alright however, we lost the elections. Ghanaians had a different view and they were not waiting for us to win before resolving these challenges so they voted us out. The election defeat is now in the past.’’ Koku Anyidoho noted that should an election be held today, the NPP will lose because of the challenges on the ground President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo secured a stunning victory over his National Democratic Congress (NDC) rival and incumbent president, John Mahama, in an election that involved 15 million voters. In a press conference held at about 8:47 pm on Friday December 9, 2016, the Electoral Commission chairperson, Madam Charlotte Osei, declared Akufo-Addo the president-elect of Ghana. “On the basis of the foregoing figures and by the power vested in my as the Electoral Commissioner of and the Returning Officer of the presidential election, it is my duty and privilege to declare Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana,” she said.      
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A Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho is suggesting for the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, to be whipped for the ‘’failure’’ in the implementation of the free senior high school.   Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm he said, Napo as he is affectionately referred to, must be arrested and whipped for failure of free SHS. The Free SHS programme was launched by President Akufo-Addo on September 12 at the premises of the West Africa Senior High School in Adenta, Accra. In this flagship programme, the government of Ghana foots all bills including feeding fees, tuition fees and any other accompanying charges. Since its launch, there have been reports of various challenges facing the programme, including reports of infrastructural and feeding problems, due to the high number of nearly 400,000 students that enrolled. Government has however pledged to manage the challenges. President Akufo-Addo has insisted that the policy will not fail as predicted by some doomsayers.   Commenting on what he termed as a failure, Koku Anyidoho said ‘’we hear it on the news every day the challenges facing the policy but when we talk; Napo with his usual arrogance, will insult people because he is a royal in Kumasi. If he is a royal in Kumasi, he is not a royal on all Ghanaians.’’ He further slammed the Minister for making a comment that students should use black polythene when they want to ease themselves at the meet the press organized a week ago. In his view, if this is a serious government, Napo should have been sacked.   He also admonished parents who have lost their wards in some of the schools including KUMACA to go and hang their deceased wards at the Education Ministry.  
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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been asked by  the Public Utility Regulations Authority (PURC) to show just cause why it should be sanctioned for the serve hitches that prevented prepaid customers from purchasing credit for the prepaid meters.   Public Relations Officer (PRO) ECG, Mr. William Boateng explained to Rainbow Radio yesterday [Wednesday] that technical itches with their servers dedicated to the pre-paid system was the reason why customers were unable to buy pre-paid credit. He said: “We had a challenge, and it was Sunday evening that we got hint of some technical hitch with our server that is serving the BOT prepayment system, and we are talking about Achimota district, Kaneshie district, Dansoman district and Korle bu district. We had a problem with the server, it was not responding to the data of our customers.”   According to him, the data of customers have been migrated unto a new server, and the system is currently running but a bit slow. However, they have failed to comply with a directive from the PURC to submit details of its emergency response measures.   The directive, according to the PURC, elapsed at 4pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.   “Because they did not meet our deadline with regards to reforms, we have decided to initiate our enforcement action with regards to penalty. So we have gone further to require from them to give us a true cause as to why we should not implement our monetary penalties,” the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mami Dufie Ofori said in a radio interview on Accra-based Citi FM.
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The Ghana Police Service, under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has taken steps to deepen policing services across the country, in line with traditional practices and current crime, traffic and public order management this festive season.   According to the Director General in charge of Operations, Commissioner of Police (COP), Dr. George A. Dampare, the police will deploy over 14,000 personnel nationwide to help maintain law and order.   Another 18,000 personnel would be assigned traditional functions whereas another 1,200 personnel from the various special units including SWAT, Anti-terrorism will be assisting with operations.     Addressing the media today [Thursday], COP Dampare said the festive period from the law enforcement perspective, has three sub-periods-pre-festive, festive and post-festive periods.   ‘’Based on geographical spread of the activities during the period, the huge number of people involved and the need to provide adequate security, we are on authority of the IGP, deploying over 14,000 police officers to directly perform operational duties across the country. There shall be 18,000 other personnel, performing traditional police duties which are indirectly related to the duties for the festive period.’’   He said under the authority of the IGP, the police commands across the country, are undertaking the following law enforcement interventions as a response to the security concerns associated with the period.   The police have categorized the operations under ten (10) main policing actions namely: Traffic Management Policing, Highway Patrol and Crime Fighting Policing, Commercial, Street and Entertainment Centres Policing.   The rest are: Residential Area Policing, Criminal Dens (Hideouts) Area Policing, Anti-Land guard and related activity Policing, Media Engagement Policing and Special Event Policing.     The objectives of the police he said was borne out of the indentified security concerns and it ‘’is the intention of the police to provide nationwide maximum law enforcement and traffic management services before, during and after the festive period. This shall be accomplished by ensuring the prevention and detection of crimes, protection of lives and property, management of traffic, maintenance of public order and ensuring the welfare of the police personnel.’’   It is the expectation of the police that at the end of the day when we work with the public and stakeholders, including the media, to assess our performance, we would have delivered and met the expectations of the great people this country.   ‘’Specifically, we would have managed traffic well; we would have kept all citizenry relatively safe from criminal activities, including arresting criminals who might escape our proactive preventive policing net; we would have made great progress in the fight against land-guard activities with regard to policing aspects; we would have been very professional in our dealings; and we would have deepened our relationship with our stakeholders, particular the public and the media.’’   In assuring the public of maximum protection, COP Dr. Dampare said ‘’we will do our best to live up to our constitutional responsibilities during the festive period and beyond and we urge them to support and cooperate with us, including offering constructive criticism to help improve upon our work.’’   To the criminals he said: ‘’to you the criminal and your cohorts, the land-guards and your financiers, we are coming for you now and in the future at the places you live, operate and distribute your spoils. There is no hiding place for you and the earlier you repent the better it will be for you.’’   To the police personnel across the country he said,''The IGP salute you and urge you to make yourselves, your families, the police service and the country proud in the delivery of your services during the festive period and beyond. It is on record that personnel of the service excel and even outperform almost all countries whenever we go for United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, let us do same for our country,’’ he concluded.  
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The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he will still depend on since it is the only way it will help build Ghana.   The president delivering a speech at the national thanksgiving service prayed for wisdom, strength, and humility, among other qualities, to lead “His flock the people of Ghana. “I continue to seek his prayer that he gives me wisdom, that he gives me strength, that he gives me compassion and humility so that I can be a good leader for his Ghanaian flock.” He added: “We said the Battle is the Lord’s. The Battle is still the Lord’s as we try to build our Ghana. May God bless us all, may God bless our homeland Ghana and make us great and strong.” President Akufo-Addo was confirmed as President of the Republic on December 9, 2017 by the Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.   The three-time lucky NPP leader polled  5,716,026 to beat incumbent President John Mahama who had 4,713, 277.   According to EC statistics, Nana Akufo-Addo recorded 53.85% of the total votes cast as against 44.40 by President Mahama. In 2008 Nana Akufo-Addo contested the presidential primaries with 16 other members of his party. He prevailed as flagbearer but failed to win the presidency even though he came very close. He won the first round election but failed to make the 50 percent plus one required for him to be crowned president. In the second round, his closest contender John Mills won the election. After four years, John Mahama became the leader of the NDC after the demise of  president John Mills.   He contested the 2012 elections and beat Nana Akufo-Addo who again had won the party's primaries.
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