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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Saturday, 27 May 2017
A Ghana based non-governmental organization (NGO), African Development Programme (ADP) which seeks to promote human-centred development through integrated development programmes targeted at rural and peri-urban communities and its partner from the USA, HOLT International, have teamed up to assist some Ghanaian communities. With its mission to find and support permanent loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation with their families and provide them with support-to ensure that such children grow and develop to their full potentials, HOLT finds it appropriate to rally behind the ADP storm four districts in three regions to empower women and children sustain life. The intension of the plan was to rescue the vulnerable within these communities. But with in-depth thought, the organizations realized it takes a resourced mother to help bring up children in a family hence the wider decision to empower the feminine parent to aid them the full ability to train up the little ones. In the programme, selected women will be given about four months vocational training and given financial support including proper supervision, monitoring and evaluation to help sustain them in whatever trade one chooses to master in. The programme, dubbed Project SMILE & CIPED is scheduled to stretch from June through September this year is targeted for over sixty-seven (67) families within the selected areas.  Mr. Charles Abbey is the Senior Executive in charge of Africa and Haiti Programmes with the USA based HOLT International who represented his outfit on the Stakeholders Inception Meeting within the Ga South Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region told Rainbow Radio International, his side is here all because of that special space reserved to cater for the needy child and single mothers in society and that they find the ADP in the right position to help drive a good cause.   Programmes Assistant of ADP, Obed Boakye said they would do all it should to ensure beneficiaries remain focused to sustain and succeed in the programme to enable its expansion to other communities.   Representative of beneficiary societies also showed their appreciation to the NGOs and promised to take advantage of the ADP-HOLT joint gesture to help improve life in Ghana.  By: Daniel Asuku                     
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Controversial entertainment critic, Alfred Larbi aka DJ Oxygen has taken a swipe at the management of Kasapa FM. The outspoken broadcaster speaking on GH Entertainment hosted by Agyemang Prempeh said, it was an act of madness for them to employ Fiifi Banson as a morning show host. According to him, the host is not apt or a good material for a morning show but rather, a drive time host.  He was contributing on the topic of poaching and why some radio personalities are unable to oblige to contract they sign with owners of radio stations but jump from one station to the other. DJ Oxygen did not mince words in his comments and went directly after the host describing his performance as abysmal. ‘’It was madness to use Fiifi Banson for morning show. The management were sick in employing Fiifi Banson as morning show host. He is not a good material for morning show but a drive time host. I will use Fiifi Banson as one of the best drive time morning show host. It was madness for him to be used as a morning show host.’’ He also slammed directors of radio stations noting that they like cheap labour and do care about what goes on air. ‘’The management of radio stations in Ghana don’t know what they are doing. Radio today lacks professionalism and standard. Anybody at all is doing radio with no proper training and skills. I will encourage radio directors to give their presenters what they want and stop the ranting about the big names. The big names don’t sell radio,’’ he said. He also made reference to Mikki Osei Berko who was employed as a morning host when he was not apt for it but was good for drive time. Later Mikki Osei Berko called into the show to react to the comment by DJ Oxygen stating that it was about time we step away from the claim that morning show is all about paper reviews. Presenters should be creative. According to him, there is not presenter whop has been cut out as a morning host but it is lack of creativity that makes it difficult for some presenters to fit into certain programmes.        
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Award winning gospel act, SP Kofi Sarpong has promised patrons of his ‘SP Live In Concert’ of an electrifying event. The first ever concert dubbed SP Kofi Sarpong Live In Concert, The Night of Favour, is scheduled for Sunday May 28th, 2017 at the National Theatre. Speaking to Agyemang Prempeh on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, SP Sarpong said, he will make history at the National Theatre tomorrow [Sunday]. ‘’God will be working mysteriously tomorrow. History will be made and I entreat everyone to join us at the National Theatre tomorrow for this life changing experience.’’ When asked how he combines his career as a musician and a police officer, he said, God has been good to him. Former president John Rawlings he revealed may grace the occasion adding that, we will be inviting other former presidents in our subsequent events. The event will showcase spectacular performances from seasoned Ghanaian gospel celebrities like Nacee, Ohemaa Mercy, Joyce Blessing, Gifty Osei, Abena Ruthy, Francis Amoh, Obaapa Christy, Cecy Twum, Uncle Ato, Kingz Kid, Niella among others.     The event is being organised to promote the  brand of the musician to the next level of his career as a gospel artiste, raise funds to support registration of over 5000 children in some deprived areas for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from Jamestown, Chorkor, Mamprobi and of course my hometown in the Brong Ahafo Region.  
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The  Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Media Excel Production and Manager of award winning male gospel musician, SP Kofi Sarpong, Mr. Kwasi Ernest says he will have option than to accept a sponsorship package from alcoholic companies for the ‘SP Kofi Sarpong Live In Concert’ in subsequent years. Expressing his frustration in an interview with Agyemang Prempeh on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the entertainment critic said, he has gone through stress organizing this event. According to him, he has suffered seeking for sponsorship for the event despite the number of proposals he has presented to some corporate institutions. He was speaking on GH Entertainment on preparations for the event. He also took the opportunity to slam those calling to ask for free tickets stressing that, he cannot give out free tickets when he has no one sponsoring the event. ‘’Everyone is calling me for free tickets but that cannot be possible. If I should incur debt from the event, Ghanaians will slam me. So it will be good for everyone to buy a ticket and attend the show. This the way to show your love instead of asking for free tickets.’’ When asked by the host how simple it was for him organizing the event, he said, ‘’it is madness, the frustration I have gone through putting this event together has not been easy.’’ You should be able to get sponsorship but we have not been able to get one. The responses we got from some companies were that, we have exhausted our budget, our manager is out of town and will be back in weeks. The economic situation will not make it possible etc.’’ Mr. Kwasi Ernest said, unfortunately the alcoholic companies are calling and if care is not taken, I will take their money and use it for the event. ‘’If the Christian companies are not sponsoring God’s work, then we will allow the alcoholic companies to sponsor. I am not here promoting alcohol but should they accept to sponsor us, we will not hesitate to accept it.Some of these companies manufacture non-alcoholic drinks and so should they sponsor an event, it will not automatically mean that, they will brand the place with their alcoholic drinks.’’
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Chief Officer for the  Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO)  Abraham Adjatey, says a proper collection system has been adopted in the collection of royalties for members. Speaking in an exclusive interview Nat Sankofa Tete-Arthur on Rainbow Radio, Agya Abraham as he is affectionately called said, the collective management at GHAMRO has progressed. He said, my predecessors did their best and with the help of musicians, we have made a lot of progress, we have also started a proper collection system. We were able to pay royalties last month and that is good for me. He also expressed his happiness following the successful election held. To him, the election was a remarkable achievement since GHAMRO had not been able to hold elections for about 28 years. ‘’The elections was the greatest for me. GHAMRO had not organized elections for 28 years and so the successful elections was the greatest point of change for me.’’ He stressed that we have progressed and I am grateful for that. GHAMRO he explained has moved into a democratic regime where they are employing education and a process to engage stakeholders to understand the need to pay royalties.  Abraham Adjatey noted further that GHAMRO upholds a high standard of integrity and transparency in the discharge of their duties. GHAMRO established under Copyright Act 690 of 2005 and regulated by Legislative Instrument 1962 of 2010, is the only organization mandated by the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice to license, collect and distribute royalties on behalf of music right holders in Ghana.   According to L.I. 1962, any person who intends to perform the work of an author or cause the work of the author to be performed in public or do any act in respect of work protected under the Copyright Act, shall apply to the appropriate society for a Licence for the performance of the work.  
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Suspected cable thieves arrested at Kasoa

The Kasoa Divisional Police command has arrested three young men for allegedly stealing electric cables. The suspects were identified as Danjumah Mohammed 29, Ibrahim Aggrey 19 and Enoch Adam 22.   Narrating how the police effected the arrest of the three suspects, the Divisional Commander, ACP Dennis Abade said residents gave the police a tip-off that a taxi had  loaded  electricity cables which they suspected were stolen. The police he noted traced the vehicle to a shop where the two occupants of the taxi were arrested together with the owner of the shop. He said, after interrogation, the two occupants of the taxi with registration number GW 9613-14 confessed stealing the cables, from some  poles. The two had conveyed the cables to the shop so the owner could smelt and use them for cooking pot, the commander said.   The suspects he added  will be arraigned before court on Monday.
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The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo has been decorated with Liberia’s highest national award, the Grand Order of the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of Pioneers. He was decorated on Friday, May 27, 2017, at a State Dinner and Investiture ceremony held in his honour by President Johnson Sirleaf, at the commencement of his 2-day visit to Liberia.   This award was for his contribution towards the sustenance of lasting peace in Liberia, and helping to set the country on the path to recovers.       The President was also enstooled as a chief by the Paramount Chiefs of Monrovia, and given the stool name Kandakai Gbogba, to wit “a good man who brings peace”, at the ceremony.       President Akufo-Addo, earlier on his arrival in Monrovia, was given the key to the city of Monrovia by the Mayor, Hon. Clara Doe.
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Three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of dealing in illegal mining (galamsey) at Tontokrom in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region have been dragged before the Accra Circuit Court.   The three Russians — Farid Isaev, Vadim Potokin and Serhii Chepurnly; and the Ukrainian, Genadly Rubec, have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and undertaking small-scale mining without a licence, contrary to Section 99 (2) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703). At the court hearing yesterday, the pleas of the alleged ‘galamseyers’ were not taken when they made gestures indicating they did not understand English and could only speak Russian.   In view of that, the court, presided over by Ms Ruby Aryeetey, instructed the court registrar to arrange for a Russian interpreter to facilitate the continuation of the trial.   The presiding judge also remanded the four accused persons in police custody and adjourned the case to May 31, 2017.   Minister’s visit   The Prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Cletus Abadanlowra, informed the court that Isaev, Potokin and Chepurnly were engineers of a mining company – Geo Professional Service, while Rubec was the site manager of the same company.   The company, he said, operated a small-scale mining concession at Tontokrom despite the fact that such mining operations were reserved for Ghanaians under the Minerals and Mining Act.   Also, any form of small-scale mining, he explained, had been banned by the government until further notice, due to the destructive nature of illegal mining.   On May 22, 2017, Mr Abadanlowra said, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Peter Amewu, together with other officials, went on a fact-finding mission on illegal mining at Tontokrom.   “The team found Isaev, Potokin, Chepurnly and Rubec busily engaged in galamsey without lawful authority.  They were using heavy equipment which had degraded a vast land thereby destroying farms and the source of drinking water for the community,’’ he said.   The prosecutor added that investigations into the case were still ongoing to arrest and bring the other accomplices who were now at large to book.     Source: Graphic Online
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims to use the month of Ramadan to strive and live by their values and the purpose for the period. According to him, Ramadan is a month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty. The president opined. ‘’we have an opportunity to realize our potential as the Black Star of Africa, and it is my belief that the principles that Ramadan seeks to inculcate in Muslims are important for realizing this objective.’’     Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for many of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Throughout the month many will recite the holy book, pray, and contemplate their relationship with God. Fasting (sawm in Arabic) is one of the five key pillar of Islam, along with prayer (salat), charity (zakat), faith (shahadah) and making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Below is the full message form the President: I send fraternal greetings to Muslims in Ghana and around the world on the occasion of the Ramadan fast.   The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed and which has been instituted for Muslims to dedicate themselves to God and to the service of humankind. It is a month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty.   I pray that in this month and beyond, we strive to live by these values, so that, even beyond Ramadan, we continue to commit ourselves to the good of humankind and our fellow Ghanaians. We have an opportunity to realize our potential as the Black Star of Africa, and it is my belief that the principles that Ramadan seeks to inculcate in Muslims are important for realizing this objective.   Once again, I wish all Muslims the best of the month. May the Almighty Allah bless us all, and make our nation great and strong.   ……signed…… Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President of the Republic
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The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Muslims to use the period of Ramadan to pray for Ghana. In a message, the Dr. Bawumia said, ‘’ As we mark this auspicious month, may we all (Muslims as well as Christians), rededicate ourselves to the universal human values of love, humility, empathy for others and thankfulness for the blessings of God. Let us pray for our dear country Ghana. I wish you a blessed month. May Allah’s peace be upon us all.’’ The statement added: ‘’ Ramadan is a period of great sacrifice, patient endurance and gratitude. It inspires in us the common values and experiences we share as human beings.’’   Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for many of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Throughout the month many will recite the holy book, pray, and contemplate their relationship with God. Fasting (sawm in Arabic) is one of the five key pillar of Islam, along with prayer (salat), charity (zakat), faith (shahadah) and making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Below is the full message form the Veep: 2017 Ramadan Message I would like to extend my warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. An occasion which heralds the twenty-nine day period of fasting when Muslims are expected to exercise self-restraint.   Ramadan is a period of great sacrifice, patient endurance and gratitude. It inspires in us the common values and experiences we share as human beings. The rich and powerful go through the experience that the hungry and weak go through so that they develop empathy for weak and hungry and gratitude for the bountiful blessings of God.   As we mark this auspicious month, may we all (Muslims as well as Christians), rededicate ourselves to the universal human values of love, humility, empathy for others and thankfulness for the blessings of God. Let us pray for our dear country Ghana. I wish you a blessed month. May Allah’s peace be upon us all.   Ramadan Mubarak!
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