The leader and founder of Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has predicted doom for the newly formed Women In Gospel Music Group.
The renowned man of God who was monitoring the interview on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, called into the show to assert that, the group may not survive due to the negative lifestyle of some female gospel musicians.
He described the initiative as good but ''the question I asked myself after listening to them was, will this work?
‘’That is what I told myself, because some of the women will see themselves as greater than others. Some will be gossips. Some will release songs which will be great hits than others and that will create serious problems. Challenges in their marriages may also come up for discussions among them and that will also spell doom.’’
The prophet however had an advice for the group.
He said, ‘’If the group will succeed, then they should put behind them their egos, greed, pride, selfishness and be united. If they do not put these negative attitudes behind them, they will speak about the group through the media in a good manner but it will die within a short period.’’
When the host Agyemang Prempeh asked if the group will not succeed by the grace of God, he said, it takes only a good character to maintain a good relationship but the major problem of women is wrong character, and that is what may destroy the group if they do not drop such bad characters.
Some female gospel musicians in Ghana have formed a group called, Women In Gospel Music.
The group which was founded by celebrated gospel act, Rev. Mary Ghansah was started on WhatsApp.
President of the group, Abena Ruthy together with Public Relations Officer (PRO), Wegeiwor Aseweh were in the studios of Rainbow Radio to outline and explain why the group was formed.
According to them, the group was formed to build the capacity of women in gospel music.
Some female gospel musicians in Ghana have formed a group called, Women In Gospel Music.
The group which was founded by celebrated gospel act, Rev. Mary Ghansah was started on WhatsApp, President, Abena Ruthy told Agyemang Prempeh on GH Entertainment.
According to her, through WhatsApp, they decided to introduce the group to other female musicians and when interested, they will be encouraged to join.
Currently, the group can boost of about 100 members.
Abena Ruthy said, the group is not just for recording artists but every single woman who sings in church.
She revealed that they were in the process of registering the group.
‘’We want to make sure that any woman who is interested in gospel music will be assisted in terms of building their capacity. We have the technical brains to give guidance to the women. We have the resource persons to also build the capacity of the members in terms of sponsorship and the business aspect. It is a holistic approach we want to adopt for female musicians. Anything that will make the women successful in their career, would be pursued.’’
The yet to be launched group held its first meeting on May 1, 2017 and soon they will set up a secretariat where they will hold their monthly meeting.
Abena Ruthy expressed strong optimism that the group has come to stay.
Joining her in the studio was the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Wegeiwor Aseweh who said, the group is coming at a time where scandals has hit the industry with challenges confronting them hence the group would be used to address the challenges.
She stressed that the group would also be used to seek the welfare of the members adding, even if we unsuccessful, we will be proud with what we've done and I also believe others will follow in out steps.
Producer for award winning Entertainment show, GH Entertainment on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Big Mike has taken a swipe at some of his colleague producers.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with rainbowradioonline.com, the producer who has been producing multiple-award winning host Agyemang Prempeh for years said, some producers in the entertainment industry, are shallow and lacks the aptness for the job.
In his view, some of the producers do not conduct research into their work and so, they fail to produce shows that can captivate listeners.
He believes producers should break the boundaries and dig deeper to roll out well packaged shows for their listeners.
He also took a swipe at hosts who keep changing their producers at every given opportunity.
Although he declined to give examples, he encouraged show hosts to desist from changing their producers but was quick to add that, those who do not appear to be competent or apt for the job could be axed.
‘’To be fair, some producers are doing their best but others are messing up. They do not employ professionalism in their work nor do they do conduct research into their work.’’
Big Mike also challenged his colleague producers to avoid laziness, be innovative and indigenous in their work.
Upcoming hilife/hiplife artist Nat Pee originally known as Peter Nartey is out with a bang, ‘Mepe Ne Saa’.
Nat Pee says he feels delighted to churn out his latest work which he believes will make a difference in the industry.
Nat Pee who is an architect by profession, hails from Somenya in the Eastern Region.
He is being managed by Cynosure Entertainment. His latest track was recorded by Fredima Studios.
Speaking in an interview with GH Entertainment, the artist said he discovered his music talent between the ages of 5 and 7.
He looks forward to becoming one of Ghana’s highly rated music acts with hit songs that will make impact not only in Ghana but the globe.
The Africa Center for Strategic Government Performance (ACSGP) has appointed Founder and Chief Executive of the RTP Awards, Prince Mackay as Chief Executive of Good Governance Awards Ghana.
He was appointed at a ceremony held at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Ridge, Accra.
President of ACSGP, Dr. Ato Sarpong in his address charged the new CEO to work hard in making the scheme a credible and competitive one.
The awards ceremony which is the first of its kind, is aimed at celebrating and rewarding contributions of hardworking Ministers of State, Members of Parliament (MPs), the Judiciary, MMDCEs and MDs of Government Institutions among others.
It seeks to acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practices by all government appointees.
It is an initiative by Africa Center for Strategic Government Performance in partnership with the Government of Ghana, World Bank, UNDP, STARR Ghana and US Aid.
It is strategically aligned to get the government to deliver excellence in the performance of its mandate and duties to the citizenry.
The scheme is also designed to reward competent and hardworking leaders with integrity in government, and further promote quality leadership in governance.
Aside t5hat, it has also been designed to discourage corruption and incompetence in governance.
Appointed for the Board Chairmanship position for the GGG Awards is Nana Oteng Korankyie II, Chief of Brekusu and the Twafohene of the Akwapim Traditional Area.
High profile personalities expected to play key roles as patrons and advisors to the Awards include President and Vice President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Former Presidents John Dramani Mahama, Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufour and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II among others.
Members who will form the Select Committee will be drawn from the media, pressure groups, policy think tanks and former Ministers of State.
The GGG Award will be launched at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in July 2017 where all the categories of the scheme will be unveiled.
The main Awards is scheduled to be held at the State Banquet Hall.
The Kasoa police command on Wednesday intercepted a pink Sprinter mini bus with registration number, GR 6974-14 carrying items suspected to have been stolen.
Narrating the incident to Rainbow Radio, the Divisional Police Commander ACP Dennis Abade said, whiles his men were on patrol, they spotted the mini bus coming with full speed and all attempt to stop the driver failed. So the boys had to fire warning shots and the car came to a stop but the occupants jumped out of the car and run away.
He added, ‘’when the men got closer, they saw bags of rice, sugar and other provisions. The car was driven to the police station only for us to know that, someone’s shop had been broken into at the Kasoa New Market.’’
He revealed further that, the case was under investigation.
Speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Banahene Agyekum he said, due to the persistent robberies in Kasoa township, the police have come up with vigorous patrol system.
The Kasoa township he added has been zoned into areas and every night, ''we send men to patrol from 6pm -6am.''
ACP indicated the initiative has reduced criminal activities in the Kasoa township and residents are moving about their usual activities.
In a related development, a young man Faisal Abdulai, 24 has also been arrested for attempting to swap a fake phone to an unsuspected victim.
The ACP said, the person had a fake phone and after showing the original phone to the buyer, he swapped it with the fake phone but luck eluded him and was arrested by the patrol team.
Meanwhile, the patrol team on Friday had information that, one Abdul Rahman who was standing trial for robbery, was in town preparing to rob some residents.
‘’Police proceeded to the place and when he got to know that police were approaching, he took to his heels, firing warning shots for people to pave way for him to escape and in the course of it, his warning shot hit a civilian by name Gabriba Alhassan who is currently on admission at the Police Hospital. The police however outrun this armed robber and arrested him and his accomplice and they are in custody.’’
According to him, the residents after the arrest made an attempt to lynch the suspect but the police managed to foil that attempt.
‘’He is wounded and receiving treatment,’’ he added. The ACP decried that is was difficult for them to trace where these criminals get their locally manufactured guns to operate.
''They are locally manufactured. They are not guns that are imported. So far we do not have any evidence that there is a local manufacturer here but we still investigating.''
He gave the assurance that the police will intensify their patrol to ensure arm robbery in the Kasoa township is reduced.
''We will continue the patrols day and night to ensure that armed robbery in Kasoa becomes a thing of the past.''
Ghanaian hiplife artist, Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel, has advised former president Mahama against contesting the 2020 presidential polls.
In a Facebook post Thursday, the controversial artist wrote: “Hmmm so soon people are already asking for you to return in 2020... ‘Medi3’ I'm really against that! I don't support it because I believe you should rise above the betrayal and pettiness of Ghanaian politics.’’
The ‘Abi 16 Years’ hit maker further cautioned Mr. Mahama not descend in the gutter by coming back to contest.
She also bemoaned the betrayal by some persons who were close to the former president.
The international recognition given the president in her view was far better than him contesting.
“You have been accepted by the international community as a spokesman for Africa. Daddy please don't descend into the Ghanaian gutter. Let those who betrayed you come up with their flagbearer,” she added
Ghana’s public debt has hit GHc129.5billion, the Bank of Ghana Summary of Economic and Financial Data has revealed.
This represents 63.7 percent of GDP. The current figure is 7 billion higher than the 122 billion recorded at the end of 2016.
The data says external debt accounts for GHc74.5 billion, while debt incurred internally stands at GHc55 billion.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) puts the cedi's year-to-date depreciation at around 1 percent.
Per the data, the amount of money outside the banking sector recorded a 22.3 percent growth compared to the 15 percent in the first quarter of 2016.
Total assets stood at GHS84 billion representing a 31 percent growth rate, deposits at GHS52.8 billion, while total advances have reached GHS36 billion as at March ending.
About 17, 000 public sector workers have not received their April salaries for non-biometric SSNIT registration.
This was contained in a statement from the Finance Ministry.
According to the statement, about 9,300 out of the over 26,000 affected workers have been paid after successful validation.
The payments amounted to 11.3 million cedis, the statement said.
The Finance Ministry is currently validating some 3,000 workers who will by end of May receive their April salaries.
A directive by the Ministry in April saw some 26,500 workers having their salaries suspended.
The directive followed the failure by the workers to register onto the biometric system of SSNIT.
Meanwhile, workers who have registered with SSNIT but have not gone through SSNIT biometric registration are expected to visit any of the offices of SSNIT to be registered.
Those who have gone through the SSNIT biometric registration but were not paid in the initial payments on the 11th of May are expected to visit SSNIT for proof of registration and further validation.
Workers who have not registered with SSNIT are expected to do so for subsequent validation and payments, the statement added.
The affected workers are expected to commence the process on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 and complete validation and payments by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department is expected to be completed by June 15th, 2017.
Jihad Chaaban, the Marwako Fast Food Supervisor, who is being held for assault on Thursday, sent audience in court laughing when he identified and demonstrated his encounter with the victim on the day of the incident. Chaaban who is accused of dipping the face of Ms Evelyn Boakye into blended pepper in a blender identified the same and said: “This is the special blender that is destroying my life.”’ Audience at the Abeka District Court burst into laughter with Chaaban’s identification and remarks.
Led in evidence by his counsel, Mr Julio De Medieros, Chaaban said he only held and turn the chin of the victim to take a look at what was stuffed in the blender rendering it not function properly.
According to him the victim looked elsewhere and shed tears as he addressed her.
Chaaban told the court that when the victim complained of pains in the eyes after handling onions he asked one Ali, a worker of the restaurant to assist her (the victim) to purchase some medications at any nearby Pharmacy, because he had to leave to another branch of the restaurant.
The accused said he gave money for the purchase of the medications.
Chaaban said the following day when he reported to work he saw the victim carrying things from the restaurant’s store room and when he enquired from her, she told him that she was alright.
However, the victim told him (Chaaban) that Ali was unable to purchase the medication because he did not get any pharmacy in the area doing business at the time.
According to him Ali asked the victim how she was feeling after washing her face ealier, and the victim admitted she was better.
Chaaban said he therefore insisted that Ali accompany the victim to a nearby clinic to seek medical attention.
He said when they went to a clinic operating in the same building of the restaurant, Ali told him Chaaban that the equipment used in diagnosing such ailment at the clinic had developed some fault hence they could not attend to the victim.
“The clinic staff therefore recommended that they seek treatment at their main branch in town,” he said.
Chaaban said he and Ali called the victim so she could visit the clinic but “her phone rang and later went off.”
He said later the Police came to the Restaurant at Abelenkpe to invite him to the Police Station at Tesano and he gave two statements to the Police.
Chaaban said one Abigail am employee told him that the victim had told her that she was going to take a lot of money from him (Chaaban) because of the case.
Answering questions under cross examination by Chief Inspector H.A. Hanson, Chaaban told the court that he did not know that one of the requirements of working in Ghana was to understand English language.
Chaaban aged 26, is before the Court for allegedly dipping the face of Ms Evelyn Boakye into a blender full of blended pepper at the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako Restaurant.
He has been charged with offensive conduct by calling the victim a prostitute, intentionally and unlawfully causing harm and assault.
Chaaban has pleaded not guilty to the charges and he is on bail.
On February 28, this year, Chaaban is alleged to have assaulted the victim Ms Boakye for fidgeting with a blender and working slowly.
Chaaban, a brother-in-law of the owner of Marwako Restaurant at the Abelemkpe branch allegedly grabbed the neck of the victim and dipped her face into a blender full of blended pepper.