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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
A 44-year-old woman, Auntie Ama, has allegedly poisoned her husband, Mr Alfred Yankey, 50, to death over negligence of responsibility. The suspect is said to have poisoned the husband because he was not taking care of her and their four children. Rainbow Radio's Christopher Anto told Nyankonton My Nsem that, the husband according to the suspect, was not providing the family money for upkeep. He also indicated that although Mr Yankey was a farmer, and a professional teacher at Sefwi Benchemaa Nkatieso D/A primary school at Sefwi District, and received monthly allowance, he never provided for his family. The frustrated woman is said to have poisoned the food she prepared for the husband, and gave to him to eat after he returned from work. The husband started complaining of stomach ache after consuming the food upon returning from work on Wednesday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and doctors confirmed he was poisoned. The body has been deposited at the Juaboso Hospital morgue awaiting autoposy. The late Yankey left behind 8 bedroom apartment, three different farms and other landing properties. The suspect has been arrested by the police and assisting them with investigation.
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Ghanaian comedian, Togo Borga has asked Ghanaians to desist from describing stand-up comedy as the only form of comedy in Ghana. Speaking to Zylofon Fm’s Sammy Flex, the braggart said comedy is not limited to Stand-up hence the need for Ghanaians to stop doing so and describing comedy in Ghana as boring. Togo Borga in his view said: “Stand up comedy is not the only type of comedy in Ghana, there are several other genres to comedy hence Ghanaians should stop the habit of classifying them all as one”. He mentioned that, the likes of Akrobeto and Kojo Nkansah Lil Win, are all comedians who entertain masses nationwide, more than stand-up comedians, but are sidelined when the comedy industry is under focus. Some comedians he suggested are doing well in their field and so, putting all comedians together and describing them as boring is unfair,’ he added.
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Leader and founder of Eastwood Anaba Ministries, Reverend Eastwood Anaba has described award winning Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy as an intelligent musician. The man in a viral video said the musician’s intelligence is portrayed in his songs. Speaking at the recent Love Revolution conference in Accra said “I listened to Stonebwoy, and I called my daughter to get me the number of that young man. I want to call him and tell him that he is very intelligent. I listened to the man, and it was almost as if, I was listening to a Professor from the University. So I told myself there are intelligent people in this country, blessed people in this country.” Reacting to the video the musician posted a message on his Instagram page saying: “Good morning world. This touched my spirit. I can’t explain how. To be named amongst the intelligent by Rev. Eastwood Anaba of @EastwoodAnabaMinistries is actually a responsibility. An Obligation to achieve, a task to stay put”.
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The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has been formally granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The granting of the Consultative Status to the MFWA followed ECOSOC’s adoption of the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at its Coordination and management meeting of April 2018. “Your status now entitles you to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna,” the letter notifying the MFWA of the granting of the Consultative status stated. The granting of Special Consultative Status will allow the MFWA to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations, as well as sit as observers at public meetings of the ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies. ECOSOC serves as the central mechanism for the activities of the United Nations system and its specialised agencies. It supervises the subsidiary and expert bodies in the economic, social and environmental fields. ECOSOC is one of the six main organs of the United Nations and is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals. Over the years, the MFWA has been engaging with the human rights Council and Committee and working with UN agencies such as UNDP and UNESCO on promoting the media’s role in sustainable development and in the promoting of press freedom. “The granting of Special Consultative Status at the UN is a welcome development that will further facilitate and strengthen the MFWA’s engagement with the UN on matters of promoting sustainable development, press freedom and freedom of expression in Africa in general and in West Africa in particular,” said Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director of the MFWA. Credit: MFWA
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Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has justified the increment in fuel prices insisting that the current administration has managed the situation better. Ghanaians he said would have paid more if former President John Dramani Mahama was in power. At a press conference Thursday, the Energy Minister said the ruling party has reduced the Special Petroleum Tax (SPT) twice. In March 2017, the 17.5% tax was slashed to 15% and in February 2018, it was reduced further to 13%. “Ghanaians would be paying close to between 9% to 10% higher than the current prices”. “Prices today would have been GHS5.54 for petrol and GHS5.55 for diesel,” he added. The prices for both products are currently GHS5.12.’’ Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has asked government to he special petroleum tax as a measure to cushion Ghanaians as the prices of petroleum products keep rising. The Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adam Mutawakilu, has said the tax has outlived its usefulness. “In the 2018 budget, this [Akufo-Addo] government presented to Parliament a benchmark price [the price at which we sell our oil] of $57 per barrel. But as we speak now, the price per barrel is $77 per barrel. That means government is making surplus of $20 per barrel. And currently we produce at almost 200,000 barrels. So if you multiply this $20 barrel excess by 200,000 we are talking about $10 million surplus every day.” “That means every day government is making surplus of $10 million. By this, the special petroleum tax has nowhere to fill in the gaps in respect to the oil prices. And that is why we are calling on President Nana Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency scrap the special petroleum tax. Currently, it’s about 46 pesewes per litre, and if it’s about 5 litres a gallon, you are talking about Ghc2.2. If you calculate it as a percentage that’s about 10%,” he added.
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General Overseer of God's Crown Chapel, Reindolf Gyebi popularly known as Eagle Prophet, has cautioned parents to place an eagle eye on their children as we gradually prepare for year 2019. The prophet is warning that some politicians are planning to use children for sacrifices to boost their chances in elections. The prophet indicated that with three months into 2019, killings of children would increase hence the need for parents to be cautious and protect their children form the evil ones. "I will encourage Ghanaians to be careful in their movement and that of their children because what God has revealed to me is serious. What is ahead of us is bloody because some politicians are planning to sacrifice children to boost their political careers". The Eagle Prophet disclosed that politicians in every election year bury children, pregnant women, animals and other things in order for them to win elections. "Three months into 2019, we will witness serious blood sacrifices and killing of children so I will appeal to Ghanaians to take good care of their children and themselves. The prophet added that the evil actions by wicked politicians have also contributed to challenges we are confronted with. Prophet Gyebi was worried Ghanaians don’t take prophecies serious until they occur and giving examples, he mentioned the death of KABA of Asempa Fm, the death of Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur among others.
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Prophet Reindolf Oduro Gyebi (Eagle Prophet) has revealed on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the prophecy of a gas explosion on the Tema Motorway which was supposed to occur today [Thursday], has been reversed after fervent prayers were said to God. The prophet on narrating how the incident will happen said that a fuel tanker will burst into flames on the Tema Motorway today between the hours of 11: 30 am to 12 :00 noon and that will extend to the Accra mall area. His prophecy scared Ghanaians especially on social media following a recent one, which occurred at the Atomic Junction few months ago. Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the prophet told host Kwame Tutu the prophecy would not materialise as announced. According to him, he was directed by God to come to Accra, perform some prayers and directions in order to reverse the explosion. He also disclosed he invited ten other pastors and prophets based in Accra to help pray to avert the prophecy since it was going to claim lives. He said, we have prayed and still praying. We have anointed the Accra Mall, used oil to reverse the evil machinations of the enemy and red wine representing blood to reverse the incident. Ghanaians should not be afraid because God has intervened.’’
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Chief Executive Officer of KOANS Estate, Prof. Kofi Anokye has argued that, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has not done anything new in dealing with the energy crisis. The only thing the NPP government has done is to shot the prices of fuel upwards in order to get the balance to solve our electricity issues, he said. Ghana is relying heavily on power plant and because of that, we need crude to power them. He is suggesting a dependence on another source of power without reliance on fuel including crude to reduce the cost for managing them. The call for the reduction in fuel he noted cannot be possible because any attempt to reduce fuel prices would plunge us back to ‘dumsor’. Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the estate developer said, although he does not have any evidence, he is compelled to believe that government is robbing Peter to pay Paul by increasing fuel prices to sustain the electricity issues. He posited on the show that, the method being used by government to address our energy issues including electricity does not make business sense. ‘’Any attempt to reduce fuel prices will spell doom for Ghana. We will go back to dumsor. I am challenging them to reduce fuel prices and see the consequences. They have not done or introduce a new technology. There is nothing new they have introduced. What they have done is to just review and regularise the old things done under the previous administration, ’’ he said. The cost of electricity in Ghana he insisted was still expensive as compared to other countries. In his view, we will still have energy crisis if ''you stabilise the price of electricity but increase the price of fuel.'' ‘’The cost of electricity has never gone down as touted. The cost of electricity is still expensive. The cost of doing business in Ghana is still expensive,’’ he added. The prices of fuel has increased. A litre of diesel and petrol are being sold at GH¢5.18 and GH¢5.14 respectively. The increase was in line with predictions by the Institute of Energy Securities (IES) over the weekend that fuel prices would go beyond GH¢5 to a litre based on its research on the second pricing window. The IES is predicting further hikes in the prices of fuel as the cedi continuous to struggle against its major trading currencies.
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Six companies and their former heads under the previous administration have been indicted in an audit report. The audit, according to documents intercepted initiated following suspicion that there was widespread financial malfeasance under the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration. The six state institutions whose audited report have been forwarded to EOCO include Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Micro and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Ghana Free Zones Board, Ghana Standards Authority and Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC). At BOST, a total of GH¢285,561,245 were misappropriated. The report revealed that Kingsley Awuah-Darko, the former BOST MD, misappropriated GH¢10,498,456 and $33,305,527. Per the report, the implicated companies allegedly breached provisions of the Public Procurement Act by inflating contract sums, non-performance of contracts and non-enforcement and breach of contracts. The findings have been referred to the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).
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The Member of Parliament for Trobu constituency, Mr Moses Anim,has taken broadcast journalist, Ohene Nana Kwame Amu of Peace Fm, to the cleaners. The MP who was infuriated at attacks directed at him by the presenter minced no words in describing the journalist as unprofessional, unethical and bias. The MP lamented bitterly at what he described as a scheme by the journalist to run him down, court negative public attacks on him. ‘’This young man has run me down for the past three years. He has been running me down. He even used the prime news on their platform to campaign against me, and called on my constituents to vote against me.’’ According to the MP, the journalist did the same thing sometime ago during the 2016 elections and repeated same when the party was preparing for its internal primaries and continue to do it.’’ ‘’Why should a journalist who is having an opportunity on radio incite my constituents against me and calling on my constituents to vote against me? He has a hidden agenda. I strongly suspect there is someone pushing him to do what he is doing. He is gradually loosing his credibility due to his unprofessional behavior. He is also disgracing his media house. He has never called me to even ask me about the complaints by my constituents. He is only running me down for his own selfish interest. He is loosing his credibility big time and making Peace Fm highly unpopular.’’
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