Performer of hit song ‘Onaapo’ (John 3:16); the song which was used as a campaign song by the National Democratic Congress during the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, Dee Ajah originally known as David Ajah, has released his latest song, ‘Ado Se Dadie’.
The banger features Snooky and was produced by Methmix.
He was a member of the defunct – No Tribe Band initiated by renowned record producer, Naace and later formed a four member group with Ama Yeaboah, Osei Kumi and Nyame called skuulfour.
Explaining the rationale behind the song, Dee Ajah said, the song talks about men who are rich and capitalize on their wealth, to sleep with young ladies and buy them material things including a car then dumps them after satisfying their sexual pleasure.
He said our wealth as young people or men should not make us sleep around with women anyhow.
Dee Ajah said he first entered the studio in 1998 and has composed songs and backed other musicians for years.
Speaking to Sokoohemaa Kukua on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, it was through Kaywa he met Andrew and Nacee.
He said, Kaywa introduced me to Nacee in 2010 and asked me to learn something from him. I have been with Nacee for so many years.
According to him, he has not been able to release a number of his works due to financial challenges. He admonished individuals to invest in his talent.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Appeatu, has revealed that, nine (9) suspected armed robbers who participated in incessant armed robbery attacks on Forex bureaus on the Spintex Road in recent times, have been arrested.
The arrest according to the IGP, was based on intelligence gathered by the police administration.
He made the revelation at a forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana.
According to the IGP, the concerns raised by the Ghana Association of Forex Bureaus that, its members are living in fear over the number of robbery cases is justified.
The association has disclosed to the media that 20 forex bureaux have so far been attacked by armed robbers in Accra and Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
Some of the bureaux robbed this year include Emmajets Forex Bureau at Baatsonaa; Shan Forex Bureau at Spintex; Forbes Forex Bureau, near Baatsonaa Total; and Golden Expression Forex Bureau, located at Community 18 Junction on the Spintex Road.
Commenting on the issue the IGP said, they have managed to arrest 9 suspects who have confirmed to participating in the robbery attacks carried out on the Spintex Road.
He also commented on the logistical constraint of the service saying: ‘’the current condition in the Ghana Police Service seems to be challenging hence the service is far from being effective and efficient as we desire. There is lack of basic equipment, accommodation and the training of our officers in their career development.’’
The recent ranking of police organizations in the world placed the Ghana Police Service on ‘’the 87th position in the world and in Africa we were ranked number 8 and in West Africa, we are number 3. So if we are number 8, we can be number 1. So that is the reason for Ghana Police Transformation Agenda. It requires us to improve upon our services to the people of Ghana and the need to use technology to solve crime; as crime as become more sophisticated.’’
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has resurrected the debate over the cost of the Digital Addressing System.
General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, leading the party to address the media said, the cost for the system aptly-dubbed ‘ghanapostGPS,’ a modern approach to allocating addresses within a defined space with the aid of the latest geocoding technology, was inflated by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
When President Nana Akufo-Addo launched the system in 2017, he described it as a robust and works irrespective of changes in borders and environment, and was designed to formalise the Ghanaian economy and transform and improve the operations of business activities in the country.
The cost of the project was estimated at $2.5 million. The Vice President in October 2017 noted that the system, which was touted as one of the most advanced in the world was part of the institutional reforms by the government aimed at easing business registration and other accountability and management purposes.
But Johnson Asiedu Nketia, disagreed and posited that, the cost of the project was inflated and yet the final product has been ineffective since it was launched.
‘’We recall how the Vice President spearheaded the massive inflation of a defective GhanaPostGPS that is available to a fraction of our population. A colossal US$2.5 million was said to have been expended on the application which many IT experts indicated should not have cost the tax payer more than a few hundreds of dollars,’’ he added.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, launched the National Digital Property Addressing System, “ghanapostGPS”, in October 2017 describing it as a “move ever closer to realizing our vision of formalising the Ghanaian economy.”
The launch of the National Digital Property Addressing System was a fulfillment of one of the campaign promises made by the New Patriotic Party, in its bid to win the December 2016 elections.
“With this new system, every property in Ghana will have an address and can be accounted for, including the location of the blue kiosk, the ‘waakye’ seller or the ‘koko’ seller. The Property Addressing System also means that the ‘koko’ seller can now open a bank account, as he or she will be able to meet the basic requirement to access loan facilities from a bank. The ‘koko’ seller, like many other small businesses, can also grow his or her business,” he said at the launch.
The President noted that one cannot obtain the “Ghana Card” without an address, . With the registration for the “Ghana Card” commencing in November, it is my expectation that all individuals and properties will be able to obtain their own unique addresses, as we strive to build a credible national address register.
“The national address database creates an avenue for new businesses and industry. I urge all stakeholders – Ministries, Security Agencies, Health Authorities, Education, Lands Commission, Financial Institutions, Private Sector Operators – to liaise with the Ministry of Communications and Ghana Post, who are the custodians and administrators of the system, to leverage on this technology to enhance their operations,” he added.
The Ghana Water Company Limited, the Electricity Company of Ghana and Local Governments can now plan and collect revenues in a more systematic manner, which makes their business models sustainable as each customer will now be traceable, the President said.
Coach for the Senior National Team the Black Stars of Ghana, James Kwasi Appiah, has received a three-bedroom house as part of his package for coaching the senior team.
The handing over ceremony was led by the Minister of Sports, Mr. Isaac Asiamah, and some key personalities from the Ministry.
The house which is located at the Airport Residential Are is fully furnished; it also has a boys quarters.
The Minister of Sports in 2017 lamented over the monthly payment of $8,000 on accommodation during the two years that Israeli trainer, Avram Grant, was in charge of the Stars.
“When I realised that we’re spending $8,000 a month on accommodation for Black Stars coaches, I was overwhelmed, hence our decision to acquire an official residence for the national team coach to save the country the huge amount we have been pumping in,” Isaac Asiamah told the media in 2017.
Grant's two-year stay in Ghana reportedly piled up bills of between $8,000-$15,000 a month at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa (formerly Alisa Hotel) at North Ridge in Accra, a situation the current administration promised to stop.
Four suspected armed robbers Tuesday morning made away with an unspecified sum of money from a transport and spare parts company located at Ring Road, North Industrial Area in Accra.
The hooded robbers not only locked-up staff of Royal Motors before ransacking their tills for available cash said to run into millions, they also scared would-be witnesses and passers-by as they popped gunshots sporadically into the air to ward off people.
They also took with them a CCTV system they suspected could expose them.
In their haste to escape with their loot, the robbers ran their get-away Corolla saloon car into another car, causing the tyres of their car to burst. They then abandoned their car, seized the nearest saloon car and still managed to get away before police arrived.
No one is known to have been injured in the raid.
The Ghana Body Builders and Fitness Association (GBEA) has decried the neglect by government despite the potential in the area of building and fitness sports.
The association believes the once lifestyle activity has become a global sporting activity hence the need for government to sponsor them.
Speaking to Rainbow Sports this morning, Mr. Godwin Frimpong, one of Ghanaian’s top body builders, who has received numerous medals from both local and international competitions, stated that it was quite unfortunate the government of Ghana has turned a blind eye on the body building discipline.
“We currently do not have sponsorship and the worst part is that people are of the view that “macho men” are only good for shady and rowdy jobs.
This has caused the sports to loss respect, adding that, whenever a power lifter does something hideous, it is associated to them.
He however noted that, it takes a lot of discipline and resources for one to become a professional body builder and be able to compete at international stages but government has left them to their fate.
“The only time we are given importance is when public officials need us to do their shoddy works”.
Mr. Frimpong revealed that, they had a meeting on Saturday with government and they have been promised government’s sponsorship and he hopes they stick to their word.
“I would not waste my time to attend a meeting the next time government call on us if they fail to honor their promise since we have been to several of this kind of meetings which yielded nothing”, he threatened.
Story by: Adnan Osman
The Narcotics and Control Board (NACOB) has arrested a 26 year-old Kenyan woman for allegedly trafficking a substance suspected to be narcotics drugs into the country.
A statement issued by NACOB said the suspect, Ivy Mugure Daniel, was arrested on January 9, 2018, at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) while undergoing arrival formalities.
According to NACOB, Ms Daniel arrived at KIA on board Ethiopian Airline flight ET 921 and was accosted by officers who asked for her check-in luggage.
A search conducted in the luggage revealed a big parcel wrapped with a black polythene material containing an off-white powdery substance weighing 3kg.
A second test conducted by the Ghana Standards Authority on the substance proved positive to “speedball”, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of $90,000.
The suspect admitted the offence and claimed ownership of the luggage, however, she insisted that one Benson, her boyfriend in Kenya bought her the air ticket and gave her the travelling bag to pack her things and meet him in Ghana with the bag.
She has subsequently been arraigned before court and placed in prison custody pending trial.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Africa must build value-added, industrialised economies with modernised agriculture, which takes full advantage of the digital revolution, if she is to create wealth and prosperity for her peoples.
Describing Africa as “a rich continent, if not the richest”, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Africa has the world’s second fastest economic growth rates, the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, and is in possession of nearly 30 percent of the earth’s remaining mineral resources, with a young, vibrant population.
“Indeed, six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies in 2018 are in Africa. And yet, the masses of the African peoples remain poor, when we have no reason to be poor,” he added.
Thus, in order to create prosperity for the African peoples, President Akufo-Addo indicated that “our first priority must be to change the structures of the economies on the continent, which are dependent largely on the production and export of raw materials. It is this reliance on raw material exports that feeds our dependence on foreign aid, and subjects us to the politics of the West.”
The willingness of many African youths to cross the Sahara desert on foot and drown in the Mediterranean Sea, in a desperate bid to reach the mirage of a better life in Europe, he explained, should serve as a wakeup call for governments on the continent.
“Africa needs to transform stagnant, jobless economies, built on the export of raw materials and unrefined goods, to value-added economies that provide jobs, to build strong middle-class societies and lift the masses of our people out of dire poverty. We can only do so if we participate in the global market place on the basis not of the exports of raw materials, but on the basis of things we make,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Tuesday, 28th February, 2018, when he delivered the keynote address at the 5th German-African Economic Forum, held in Dortmund, Germany.
The continent’s second priority, he said, should be to increase trade and investment co-operation, and not aid, as it is one of the ways healthy economic relations can be developed between Africa and Germany, and, indeed, with the rest of the world.
“With Africa’s population set to reach some 2 billion people in 20 years’ time, there are immense opportunities to bring prosperity to Africa, and to Germany too, with hard work, enterprise and creativity. I urge German organisations and companies present to take advantage of this, and enhance their trade relations with Africa,” the President said.
He continued, “The time to deepen German-African trade and investment is now. We must generate investments in agro-industry, the energy and power sectors, and infrastructural development of Africa, capable of producing positive outcomes for the private sectors, especially small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs), of Germany and Africa.”
Thirdly, President Akufo-Addo urged for co-operation between Germany and Africa in ensuring the promotion of transparent, and inclusive policy and decision-making processes at local, national, regional, continental and global levels.
“Fourthly, in order for us to build an Africa that meets the aspirations of the African peoples and opens up opportunities for all, especially its youth, we must also prioritise our budgetary arrangements to ensure that funds are available to strengthen key institutions of state, such as the Legislature, Judiciary, and fiscal institutions,” he said.
He continued, “It is important that we promote and develop a culture of accountable governance, free of corruption, whereby these institutions of state see themselves as independent public entities serving the wider public interest, not the temporary conveniences of governments of the day. We have a responsibility to make our countries attractive to our young people. They should feel they have a worthwhile future, if they stay and help build their nations.”
David Adjah popularly known in the entertainment fraternity as Dee Adjah has revealed that he prefers older women to younger ones.
He made this revelation in an interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua, host of the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
The popular Ghanaian artiste stated that, he once had a relationship with a 45 year old lady when he was asked by Sokoohemaa on his current relationship status.
He was quick to add that, he prefers older women because he can protect them well.
When asked if he is in a relationship at the moment, he disclosed that he might be getting married anytime soon.
Dee Adjah is one of the popular Ghanaian hip-life artistes who entertained us with songs like “Onaapo”, Number 3 and his latest one “Adose Dadie”
By: Festus Hammond
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku, has inaugurated board members of Ghana National Theater
Speaking at the program, she said the board members should collaborate with private partners to get more Theaters in the country.
She also said the board members should make the National Theater attractive so it will attract people to come there.
Madam Catherine Afeku indicated that the board is expected to provide leadership, and ideas that would help in realizing the vision of the Ministry.
Theatre she noted plays a key role in sending messages on the policies of government as well as promoting cultural cohesion and diversity.
She challenged the board to find innovative ways to partner private sector within the legal remit to find ways to construct theatres in the remaining 9 regions of Ghana.
The Minister stressed the need for the board to liaise with the Ministry and desist from any acts of micro-managing the affairs of the board.
The chairman of the Board, Nana Fredua Agyemang Ofori Attah, expressed the board’s gratitude for the opportunity granted them to make a difference.
He said, ‘’I want to thank the President and the Minister for granting us the opportunity to serve on the board. We are expected to promote our cultural values and that we are going to do.’’