Ghanaian boxer, Emmanuel ‘The Game Boy’ Tago,e has exclusively spoken to Rainbow Sports over his discovery that, a son he fathered for the past 14-years turned not to be his biological son.
Speaking in exclusive interview with Isaac Worlanyo Wallace on Rainbow Sports, the boxer said, he was shocked after the discovery. The Ghanaian boxer was dragged to an Accra Circuit Court by one Ms Diana Otoo, mother of the child, citing neglect of paternal duties.
The 29-year-old claims he had always felt suspicious a conspiracy by the family of the woman who, he says plotted to siphon monies from him.
He disclosed to the host that at age 15, a young girl walked to his house and accused him of making her pregnant.
Tagoe told Wallace he was sure he was not responsible for the pregnancy but his late mum, took responsibility of the pregnancy, took care of the child until she passed on.
According to him, the family of the 14-year old kept asking for more money even though he was providing a monthly stipend of GHc500 every month.
He said his suspicion grew stronger following the behaviour of the mother of the boy who demanded he [Tagoe], send the 14-year-old boy to the school Asamoah Gyan, his former manager attended.
‘’I had to go back to court and seek permission to get a DNA done which the court faithfully granted. I was shocked after the results were released. The lady wanted to destroy my reputation. She was using means to draw money from me all these years.’’
When asked if he would take an action against the woman, he said, ‘’the court asked if I wanted my money I spent in taking care of the child over the past fourteen years back but I told the court that, for the sake of the child, I was not interested in retrieving a pesewa. I see this as freedom from the stress and pain I went through all these years. I thank God for exposing the lies and evil I suffered all these years. I forgive her for the sake of the child but I know God will surely reward her for the evil she committed against me.''
Five suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Kasoa Divisional police command. The suspects Dickson Kumadzro, 42, Kwaku Atatsi, 22, Adjevi Yao, 35, Kofi Amewugah, 28, and Divine Mawuli, 30, were arrested on Wednesday upon a tip off. Addressing the press today [Thursday], the Divisional Police Commander, ACP David Agyeman Adjem narrated that; the police arrested the suspects upon a tip off at Wassa Akropong in a hotel. Three others he noted escaped arrest after jumping from the third flow of the hotel building. He disclosed that, the suspects robbed some Indian nationals at Wassa Akropong to the tune of GHc 270, 000 and 7.5 kilos of gold. Other items found on them were a pistol, Indian Citizen ID Card, a driver’s license, a cartridge, knife and hammer, the commander said. The suspects he said have been remanded and would be transferred to the CID Headquarters in Accra for further investigations. Meanwhile, he has appealed to Ghanaians to assist the police by providing vital information on suspicious characters in the area to help the police deal with criminals and criminal activies.
The Audit Service Board Chairman, Prof. Dua Agyeman and other members of the board have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to investigate the Auditor-General, Mr Yaw Domelevo over alleged breaches of laid down procedures.
The petitioned signed by the Board Chairman and the other members among allegations against the Auditor-General include refusal to notify the board of his official trips abroad, his penchant for making public statements that were sometimes embarrassing to the Audit Service and inimical to the safety of staff of the Audit Service; publication and distribution of Audit Reports without recourse to the board as prescribed by law and lack of accountability and transparency.
The board members are also accusing Mr Domelevo of not recognising their role and procuring vehicles for the Audit Service without following due process.
“The Auditor-General has stated emphatically that he is not answerable to the board and will ignore decisions of the board. This attitude is unhealthy and will affect the efficiency of the administration of the service. The board, therefore, wishes to formally make this report to you and for your attention,” the letter said.
This petition is coming at a time the Auditor-General has also petitioned the president to probe the Board Chairman over interferences in his work.
Mr Domelevo in his petition accused Prof. Agyeman and the other board members of clothing themselves with non-existent powers in their bid to control him unconstitutionally.
“The Chairman and his allies are clothing themselves with powers to direct and control me unconstitutionally and this must stop. I have, therefore, served them with a notice that I will not obey any unlawful instructions from the Board, including existing and new decisions that are inconsistent with the Constitution as stated supra,” Mr Domelevo stated.
He cited an instance when he wrote to the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for approval to do restricted tendering in accordance with Section 38 of the Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663).
The Auditor-General also accused Prof. Agyeman of holding a meeting with another Deputy Auditor-General, Blessed Baffuor-Atta, and others, to discuss the audit of metropolitan municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) liabilities without his knowledge.
“The DAG showed me a letter inviting the Chairman in his capacity as the Chairman of the Audit Service Board to that meeting," he stated.
According to Mr Domelevo, when he questioned the chairman where his mandate to audit in the Public Service and the reasons for calling the DAG to that meeting without his knowledge emanated from, the response he had was that “he thought the audit in question was below my level as the Auditor-General”.
In another instance, the Auditor-General said Prof. Agyeman interfered in the work of the Audit Service by instructing a Deputy Auditor-General, Mrs Roberta Assiamah-Appiah, to invite an audit team conducting special audit at the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to a meeting while he (Mr Domelevo) was away in Kigali, Rwanda on official duties.
Prof. Agyeman has however denied all the allegations.
In an interview with Accra based Citi Fm, he said, “it is not that we do not want to work with him. He is insisting that he is not answerable to the Board and that whatever instructions we give he will not take.”
“I have explained the circumstances surrounding all [the concerns he has raised]. Nobody will undermine the Auditor-General for anything.”
Other signatories to the letter sent to the president by the board of the Audit service are Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena, Dennis K. Y. Vormawor, James Frempong, Joyce Opoku-Boateng and Emmanuel M. Owusu-Ansah.
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) unsung artiste, Kelvyn Boy, has disclosed on the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, his father denied him care for refusing to give up on his music career.
In an exclusive interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua Thursday, the Afro Pop artiste said, his father gave him the option to either choose between his music career or move out of his house.
Born into an Adventist family, I hard the privilege of singing for the music group where my father was also a singer but I was also going to other churches to sing for them.
But my father was not in support of the idea and so I had to move out the house and hustle.
Kelvyn Boy who is originally known as Kelvin Brown said it took the help of some pastors to see him through secondary education although he could not write his final exams.
‘’If I had not taken that risk on the street, it would not have been the best. The decision was the best and it has paid off for me. My father told me he would not sponsor my education should I refuse to give up on my music career.''
The artiste said he played at clubs and other events in order to survive.
When asked if he regrets not writing the West African Examination, he said, not really but I have the intention of writing a remedial so I will get my certificate and pursue higher education.
Rising Ghanaian musician, Kelvyn Boy, has revealed that he used to be a worship leader in church.
He was speaking in an interview with Sokoohemaa on the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm today [Thursday].
According to the musician, he loves gospel songs and as a Christian who was born into an Adventist family, he loves and appreciates gospel songs.
He mentioned ‘Bebre’ (More) from Daughters of Glorious Jesus; ‘Zebah’ by Piesie Esther, ‘Oguama Mogya’ as some of his best gospel songs.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) unsung artiste said although he wrote several Gospel songs during his days as a church singer, he never recorded them.
The world football governing body FIFA has named Dr. Kofi Amoah as chairperson of a four-person Normalization Committee to run Ghana football.
The remaining memebers of the committee are former Airtel CEO
The Committee will replace the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee and will be responsible for the day to day running of the GFA. Lucy Quist, ex-Kotoko Board Member Kofi Dua-Adonteng, and Naa Odofoley Nortey, a board member of the Attorney General department.
According to FIFA, the committee’s work will not exceed March 2019 and rtheir core mandate are as follows:
• To run the GFA’s daily affairs and co-operate with the task force once it has been set up by Fifa, Caf and the Government of Ghana;
• To review the GFA Statuses to ensure compliance with the requirements of Fifa and Caf particularly article 15 of the Fifa Statutes;
• Once the GFA Statutes meets the requirements of Fifa and Caf, this Normalization Committee will organize and conduct the elections of the GFA Executive Committee on the basis of the revised GFA Statutes.
Following the recent meeting between FIFA and Government of Ghana officials together with the head of the FIFA/CAF liaison team for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) concerning the situation of the GFA, and taking into consideration the subsequent withdrawal by Ghana authorities of the petition to liquidate the GFA, the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 27 August 2018 to appoint a normalisation committee for the GFA. The suspension of the GFA will consequently not take effect.
The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire when all of the above-mentioned tasks have been properly fulfilled, but by no later than 31 March 2019.
The 11-episode production, which airs on Saturdays at 5:30pm on TV3 and on GHOne AT 8pm, saw a number of talents submitting their works.
But one outstanding contestant who is making waves on the show is multi-talented Aquilas Ali Baba with stage name Ali Baba, is the man to watch.
The Afro Pop artiste, rapper and singer is hopeful he will emerge as victor because of his style and exceptional talent.
He is an upcoming versatile artiste with 4OK Records.
As an artiste, he believes in quality, discipline and hard work.
He is looking forward to break through the global scene and put Ghana and Africa on the global map.
Ali Baba indicated that the music reality show has helped shape the talent and offered the platform for upcoming musicians to breakthrough.
He has therefore called on Ghanaians to continue supporting the music reality show so it will help churn out more talented musicians.
Please Get A VodaFone Sim If You Don’t Have And Dail *4353# Choose Dansoman And Choose Number 4(ALI Baba) And Humbly Vote For Ali Baba_*, he appealed.
This year’s format is expected to assume a highly elevated and innovative trend; focusing on discovering talents from communities and neighbourhoods and grooming them to exhibit their skills to the general public for a chance to win exciting prizes.
Vodafone has additionally introduced a unique offer dubbed Icons Offer to enable Vodafone-X customers connect to various platforms for all the action, gossip and relevant information from this year’s edition. The product offers 1.2GB of browsing data, and an additional 800MB for Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Customers can also make free calls to all Vodafone X numbers and send SMS to all Vodafone numbers with a100% bonus on all recharges for 7-days at GHS10.
Vodafone Icons was created seven years ago, to cement the leadership position of Vodafone in music in Ghana and to promote young talents.
Ghana’s peacekeeping troops serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have held a memorial service in honour of the Late Kofi Annan, a former United Nations Secretary-General. The battalion held the memorial service in the early hours of Thursday 13 September 2018 at the battalion headquarters located in Al-Qawzah, Lebanon to coincide with the burial service of the late Ghanaian Statesman. In a tribute written by the battalion, the peacekeepers acknowledged the immense contribution of the late diplomat who rose through the ranks by dint of hard work and perseverance to become the 7th UN Secretary-General. Mr. Annan was especially known for a comprehensive policy on the UN’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which led to formulation of landmark policies to address the issue of sexual misconduct of UN personnel. Consequently, Conduct and Discipline Units have been established in all UN Peace Support Operation theaters to curb the canker Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Kofi Annan was also seen as a global icon who put Ghana on the map and will be remembered for his tenacity for change and compassion to the vulnerable groups worldwide. In a short exhortation entitled “How would you want to be remembered”, the battalion Chaplain, Major Cynthia Kumitse entreated all to emulate the virtues exhibited by the late Secretary-General such as service with passion, humility and professionalism. She added that, all should work hard and be remembered for positively affecting the lives of others regardless of the position they may find themselves. The last post was then sounded after which a moment of silence and reveille was observed for the departed UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. All flags in UNIFIL, which is the oldest peacekeeping mission in the world are flying at half-mast in honour of the departed former Secretary-General.
Menzgold Ghana Limited has temporarily halted operations effective today, September 13, 2018, following a directive from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
This was contained a statement issued by management despite releasing one yesterday [Wednesday] to disregard the notice sent to the company by SEC ordering it to stop operations.
“Following the notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana issued on the 7thday of September, 2018, the Management of Menzgold Ghana limited in its bid to bring some finality to the issues once and for all has decided to place a temporary halt on all extra value payments and any new business related to our Gold vault market,” a statement from management of Menzgold stated.
According to the company, it is halting operations for six days with the hope that all pending issues would have been resolved by then.
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is being buried today in Ghana.
Mr Annan, a Ghanaian national and Nobel peace laureate, died on August 8 at the age of 80 after a short illness.
“Kofi Annan was one of the most illustrious people of this generation. He was like an elderly brother,” Akufo-Addo said in a tribute.
Born in Kumasi, the capital city of Ghana’s Ashanti region, Annan devoted four decades of his working life to the UN and was the first chief from sub-Saharan Africa.
A career diplomat, he projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body’s profile in global politics during his two terms as head of the UN, from 1997 to 2006.
Following Annan’s death in Switzerland, where he lived not far from the UN European headquarters in Geneva, Akufo-Addo announced a week of mourning for “one of our greatest compatriots”.
Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 — as the world was reeling from the September 11 attacks in the United States — jointly with the UN “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”.
Another Nobel laureate, retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu described Annan as “an outstanding human being who represented our continent and the world with enormous graciousness, integrity and distinction”.
The first chief to rise from within the organisation’s ranks, Annan left the post as one of the most popular UN leaders ever, and was considered a “diplomatic rock star” in international diplomatic circles.
After ending his second term as chief, he kept up his diplomatic work, taking high-profile mediation roles in Kenya and in Syria, and more recently leading an advisory commission in Myanmar on the crisis in Rakhine State.
He enjoyed some success in ending post-election turmoil in Kenya in 2007, and the two main players in that crisis, former President Mwai Kibaki and his opposition rival Raila Odinga celebrated his efforts this week.
Annan’s death was met with an outpouring of tributes from world leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his “wisdom and courage”, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the “exceptional statesman in the service of the global community”.
Former US President Barack Obama said Annan “embodied the mission of the United Nations like few others”.
Current UN chief Antonio Guterres described his predecessor as “a guiding force for good”. “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations,” he said.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described him as a “friend to thousands and a leader of millions”.
“Kofi was humanity’s best example — the epitome of human decency and grace. In a world now filled with leaders who are anything but that, our loss, the world’s loss becomes even more painful.”