Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday broke ground for the construction of concrete roads in Ghana, at Tema.
The project according to the Vice President forms part of the transformational vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Vice President in a Facebook post said; ‘’ This morning, I broke ground for the construction of concrete roads in Ghana, at Tema.
Ghana’s first major concrete road was constructed in the 1960s during our first Republic by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to link the harbor city Tema, and Accra. The road has survived more than its design life of Forty years.
Today as part of the transformational vision of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, we are repeating history with the beginning of another major agenda for the construction of concrete roads in Tema.
Compared to other types of pavement and road construction, concrete roads last much longer and are cheaper in the long run.
The project will be undertaken by two local firms.
I appealed to all road users and stakeholders to desist from activities which would be detrimental to the life span of our roads.’’
Ghanaian high-life artiste and Zylofon Media signee, Nana Yaw Kumi, known popularly in showbiz as Kumi Guitar has been reported hospitalized at Tantra Hills in Accra.
According to Samuel Atuobi Baah, known popularly as Sammy Flex, who is the Head of Communications for Zylofon Media, the musician was admitted to the hospital in the late hours of Wednesday 25th April 2018.
However, the Zylofon Fm morning show host also stated on Thursday morning’s show that the singer while in the studio complained of not feeling well on Wednesday and was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was admitted.
By: Darlington Richard
The Ghana School Feeding Program (GNSFP) in the Northern Region has intensified their efforts to ensure that, Ghanaian children in the basic schools are fed properly with the best quality of meal and in a hygienic environment.
For this reason, the program has recruited an extra 444 Caterers with their Chief Cooks in the Northern region and has given training to the newly engaged workers today April 26, 2018 at the GNAT Hall in Tamale.
Speaking to the media at the training event, the Deputy Director, Monitoring and Evaluation in charge of the three regions of the north Mrs. Miriam Ninepese Asare explained that, the extra 444 workers employed under the GSFP in the region will start work in immediately schools reopen for the third term.
She mentioned that as part of the training, the new Caterers and their Cooks will receive acquaintance on nutritional requirements of the pupils to enable the children to be strong, healthy and intelligent to go about the academic and other activities.
Mrs. Ninesense, said the efforts by the GSFP will contribute to higher enrolments and punctuality among school children in the Northern region and Ghana at large.
Since the commencement of the school feeding program, Mrs. Ninesense made known that the program has seen a continuous, massive and overwhelming improvement year by year and with support from the Ministry of Gender and the government of Ghana and promised that Ghanaian children will continue to have a free, healthy and nutritious meal every school going day.
The Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) has been in implementation since 2005 in the context of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) Pillar III, and in response to the first and second Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) now Sustainable Development Goal on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education.
Over the period of implementation, the basic idea of the program has been to provide children in public primary schools and kindergartens with one hot nutritious meal, prepared from locally grown foodstuffs, on every school-going day.
The broad and specific policy objectives of the program were to improve school enrolment, attendance and retention among pupils in the most deprived communities in Ghana as a strategy and promote an increase in domestic food production and consumption, increase the incomes of poor rural households and also improve the health and nutritional status of the pupils in Ghana.
Despite some few challenges, The GSFP is a continuing investment that nourishes children and decreases food insecurity while contributing to the achievement of the first four SDGs. The program further creates the opportunity to bring both girls and boys into school by ensuring that they are free from hunger to enable them concentrate and focus on learning which a critical step in the education process is.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
The Northern Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu, is in a positive condition amid reports on a near-fatal accident that he was involved in while returning to Tamale from a campaign tour.
Mr. Naabu and six others were involved in the accident around Laribagna while returning from Damango after embarking on a campaign in the area and its surrounding communities.
The accident, which occurred late on Wednesday night, is said to have left Mr. Naabu in a critical condition with reports of being flown by a helicopter to Accra for enhanced treatment.
According to Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe who visited the outspoken NPP chairman at the hospital, said according to the Doctor, Mr. Naabu’s condition is now stabilized but the rest of the occupants in Mr. Naabu’s vehicle numbering six, who also sustained various degrees of injuries are responding to treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
He however said the cause of the accident is not yet known but reported that; Mr. Naabu’s car somersaulted several times leaving the Toyota Land cruiser entirely squashed.
Although the NPP held its regional elections over the weekend some regions could not host their election including the Northern Region whose election has been slated for Saturday, April 28, 2018 but a reliable source in the party has revealed that the elections would be postponed again over Bugri Naabu’s accident.
Meanwhile Mr. Bugri Naabu is seeking re-election as the NPP’s Northern Regional Chairman.
The northern regional minister Hon Salifu Saeed and the Tamale Mayor Mr. Musa Superior and some party faithful have since visited the chairman at the TTH.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
Outstanding Kumawood actress, Christiana Awuni also known as Rockstar in the movie circles has cautioned Ghanaian bloggers to stop publishing fake stories.
In an interview Thursday morning with Sokoohemaa host of the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, Christian Awuni, charged bloggers who have made it a habit of publishing fake stories to desist from doing so.
Adding that, most of these bloggers lack skills and do not know what else to write, so they tend to prey on innocent celebrities in order to sell an agenda.
She further indicated that not so long ago, it was in the news that she had confessed that she was a witch in real life which she really found unflattering.
She used the supposed death of popularly Ghanaian actor, Psalm Adjetefio, aka T.T and lambasted those publishing such stories.
He admonished bloggers to project positive stories about people instead of focusing on the negatives because it sinks people.
Christian has starred in countless number of movies and her shot to fame was a local Ghanaian Comedy series popularly known as “Cantata”.
By: Festus A. Hammond (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
Popular Ghanaian actress, Christian Awuni, has rubbished rumours that she is dating colleague actor Bishop Bernard Nyarko.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua, on the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the actress who is popular referred to as Rockstar, said I am not dating Bishop Nyarko.
Madam Awuni went on to declare her status as a single woman who has closed the chapter on any dating game adding, ''I am not dating. I am currently concentrating on my work as an actress.''
The actress stressed that, ‘’I am not dating the actor. He is not my husband. He is my best friend. Every individual have people they call friends and Bernard Nyarko is my best friend.’’
A group called National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has stated that, government of Ghana should not accept homosexuals in the country.
Speaking in a press conference at International Press Centre in Accra, the Executive Secretary for the group, Moses Foh-Amoaning said the president of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, should not attempt to legalise homosexuality in the country no matter the pressure.
He continued that human rights do not mean we should legalise homosexuality because any attempt to legalise it will bring a curse upon the country.
He added that any person who practices homosexuality is a mad person.
The General Secretary for Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah, also urged Christians, Muslims and Traditional Leaders to fight against homosexuality in the country.
Nana Siahene Mpre Kukuigyi II, Gyaasehene of Yeji Traditional Area, also urged the chiefs to fight against homosexuality.
Abdul Fattah Twahir Akinyele, member of Coalitions of Muslims Organisation also added that Quran teaches against homosexuals hence the need for Muslim should speak against it.
Meanwhile, the Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Hamid, has strongly stated that Ghana will not legalize same-sex marriage despite pressure from foreign nations.
The Minister at a press briefing held to react to a statement issued by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights stressed that, homosexuality is unacceptable in Ghana.
The speaker of parliament had earlier revealed that homosexuality is not in Ghana and that it is a strange activity that will not be accepted in the country but the UN official says Ghana's speaker of parliament has no idea of what is happening in Ghana.
According to the UN official, the number of gays and lesbians in Ghana is overwhelming and that enforcing gay rights could help safeguard the interests of the community.
“If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure you that our Parliament is a real micro pause of the rule of Ghana.
Mustapha Hamid, said ‘’we are uniquely Ghanaian…The law is based on custom and tradition…So the custom of the land is what factions law.
So people or the law cannot be divorced from the cultures and traditions of the people. So as far as our cultures and traditions are concerned, gayism and lesbianism are un-Ghanaian.’’
He went on to add: ‘’it is difficult to see how foreign interests can impose foreign cultures on us…It is a non issue. The issues of bread and butter which is what I have been responding to, are more critical. The issue of poverty and how we can eradicate it are the matters that concerns developing nations today.
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has issued a statement to wish WBO interim Super Bantamweight Champion, Isaac Dogbe a victory message he faces Mexican Jessie Magdaleno for his WBO title on Saturday April 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, USA.
The statement which was issued by the Communications Directorate of the GBA said: ‘’The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has delivered a victory message to WBO interim Super Bantamweight Champion, Isaac Dogboe, as he faces Mexican Jessie Magdaleno for his WBO title on Saturday April 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, USA.
‘’The message which was issued by the Communications Department of the Authority said “we know you are the Rising Star of Africa and the Royal Storm. The GBA and the people of Ghana believe in you.
It added: "We know you have what it takes to be like former champions D. K. Poison, Azumah Nelson, Nana Yaw Konadu, Ike Quartey, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko, Joshua Clottey and current world champion, Emmanuel Tagoe, because you are Ghanaian warrior.”
The message noted that Dogboe is in a special class, and praised him for being self-motivated, expressing confidence in his repertoire of tools necessary for him to emerge victorious in the showdown at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Saturday.
Also, the GBA cautioned Team Dogboe not to be over-confident, but be professional, and go all out for a knockout to bring honour to homself, his team, and all his compatriots around the world.
Isaac Dogboe, a champion in his own class, holds the WBO Interim/ Africa/ Pacific Unified titles as well as the WBC Youth title belts.
In 2012, he represented Ghana at the 2012 Olympic Games. As a professional, he is unbeaten in 18 fights and trained by his father, Paul Dogboe, a winner of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Coach of the Year award.
The Police has submitted the docket on the alleged civil coup d’état comment by Mr Koku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), to the Attorney-General’s Department, for advice.
The Director-General of the Criminals Investigation Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, but did not give further details.
It would be recalled that the Ghanaian Times in its March 28, 2018 edition reported that the CID invited Mr Anyidoho for allegedly making civil coup d’état comment to topple the government.
Mr Anyidoho in the company of the leaders of NDC walked from the Ghana International Press Centre to the CID, after holding a press conference to condemn the Ghana government for signing a security cooperation agreement with the US.
Scores of NDC sympathisers stormed the Police Headquarters in Accra demanding the release of Mr Anyidoho, after his arrest.
He was reported to have stated in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM that due to the ratification of the controversial defence agreement, President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo could be overthrown just like his father, former President Akufo-Addo, and the late Dr K.A. Busia were overthrown.
“Somebody should tell Nana Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. On 13th January, 1972, a certain Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led instruction that removed the Progress Party from power.”
When he was asked by the host to clarify his statement, Mr Anyidoho maintained that “history has an interesting way of repeating itself”.
He said there would be a civilian coup d’état, social revolution and that NDC was starting it, and that Nana Akufo-Addo will have sleepless nights.
Mr Anyidoho has since been cautioned pending the conclusion of investigations into the case.
He has also been granted police enquiry bail after spending two nights at the Bureau of National Investigations cells.
Party members had described the action by the police as an attempt to suppress free speech and his comments have been widely condemned by some Ghanaians on social media and the media.
Source: Ghanaian Times
In furtherance of the legacy of selfless leadership and commitment to national development by His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana, a fundraising dinner will be held in his honor at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday 12 May 2018 at 7 p.m.
The dinner, being organized by The John A. Kufuor Foundation (J.A.K.F), is in line with the “80 for 80” campaign which seeks to raise GH₡ 80 million Ghana cedis to commemorate the upcoming 80th birthday of former President Kufuor.
Proceeds from the fund-raising dinner will go into the establishment of the Kufuor Endowment Fund which will facilitate the Foundation’s work in the areas of leadership, governance and economic empowerment.
The event will be under the distinguished patronage of Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, former Chief Justice and Rt. Hon Edward Doe Adjaho, former Speaker of Parliament.
It promises to be a night of great fun and celebration of Ghanaian excellence. The dinner will be graced by notable guests from all walks of life and corporate institutions that share the commitment to Ghana’s progress. Patrons will also get the opportunity to experience the vision of former President John Kufuor and his post-presidency achievements being realized through the Foundation.
The “80 for 80” campaign is a yearlong initiative inaugurated in January to raise GHC 80 million cedis to support the JAK Foundation Endowment Fund. The fund will support the completion of the Kufuor Centre for Leadership and Governance at the University of Ghana. When completed, it will provide leadership and governance training to both Ghanaians and the international community.
Furthermore, the fund will also support the Kufuor Scholars Program, which provides transformational leadership training and mentoring for young tertiary students. The program has successfully trained and mentored 34 scholars since its inception in 2016 and is about to induct the latest batch of 25 students.
Other initiatives to be supported by the fund are the Kufuor Young Entrepreneurs Network; Kufuor Annual Awards and Kufuor African Elections Observers Groups.
Source: Kufour Foundation