The Akyeamehene for Okuapeman, Nana Aduna II has insisted that Akropong has only a chief and not two.
He told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the only recognized ruler for the town in the Eastern region is Odehyie Kwasi Akuffo and not any other person.
There was heavy police presence at Akropong in the Eastern Region following the installation of two separate chiefs to fill one vacant stool over the weekend.
Odehyie Kwasi Akuffo and Nana Kese, both from the Sakyeabea Royal Family, were reportedly installed as chiefs by Queen Mother Okuapemhemaa Nana Nketia Obobi and Baamuhene Nana Afari Bampoe, respectively.
However, commenting on the issue, the Akyeamehene stressed that they do not recognize any other chief than Odehyie Kwasi Akuffo.
The Okuapemanhene stool has been vacant for two years after the death of the late Oseadeyo Addo Dankwah III.
Odehyie Kwasi Akuffo, is a 63-year-old retired journalist and businessman.
According to Akuapem customs and traditions, before one is enstooled a paramount chief of the traditional area, the person is supposed to go through a four-stage process of nomination, selection, enstoolment and finally, the installation.
Body builders, popularly referred to as ‘macho men, have been stereotyped as trouble makers.
However, that is not the story of upcoming gospel artiste, Naasei originally known as Vicker Osei Danso, a self employed ‘macho man’ who loves singing.
The artiste has so far released seven singles and expected to launch his first studio album in April 2018.
His latest single, ‘Mehia Wo’ literally meaning ‘I need You’ is a well composed song recorded by Ben Waves in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
The artiste in ‘Mehia Wo’ prays to God and ask that he guides and help him to flee from sin.
The single was produced by VOD and in an interview with rainbworadioonline.com, Naasei said he is inspired by to use his songs to honour and draw people to God.
Naasei attended the Effiduase Senior High School and is an expert in Wall Covering and Wallpaper Installations.
He described himself as a talented person who is ready to take over the scene by storm.
He encouraged the media to pay attention to young talented musicians so they can project their work just like they do for the already established household names in the industry.
When asked his expectation for the future, he said, ‘’I want to use my songs to win souls for the kingdom. I believe that music is my passion and something I can use to appreciate God for his kindness, love and grace showered upon me.’’
The bible also encourages the youth to remember their maker in their youthful days and one way we can do so is to use our talents to serve the Lord and that is what I want to do through music.
His other released tracks are ‘Medo’ ‘Gye Me’ (medley), ‘Yi Na Ye’, ‘Obeye Ama Wo’, Okokuroko’, and Me Mpaebo’.
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has said that the $US 1 million per constituency promie by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is an avenue for create, loot and share.
He said the operational cost for 2018 alone for the three development authorities amounts to GHc71 million.
The legislator in detailing the use of the money questioned why the operational cost could amount to GHc71 million.
He said ''the authorities say they are going to build schools. The same schools the various assemblies can build with the same resources that we give them; now we are going to give GHc71 million to these authorities to go and build the same school and the assemblies are sitting there without money to work.''
He said some of the items captured by these authorities will shock Ghanaians and quizzed further, ‘’where is the wisdom in this government trying to kill the people of Ghana? Where did we go wrong?
Mr. Isaac Adongo quoting some of the costs for the three authorities said, they have budgeted an amount of GHc8.6 million as cost for Internal Management of Organizations. That was half the amount we gave to the entire assemblies for one year. What is Internal Management of Organizations?
The others were Procurement of 20 Four Wheel Vehicles, GH 10 million; Hiring of Office Accommodation for the Coastal and Middle Belt Authority and Regional Offices, GHc15 million; Legal and Administrative Framework Review, GHc1million; Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Refurbishment, GHc3 million; Procurement of Furniture, GHc6.5 million; Local and International Affiliations, GHc2.5 million.
‘’Affiliations for what, he quizzed. This is create, loot and share brigade.’’
According to him, Procurement of Office Supplies and Consumables, GHc3 million; Tendering Activities, GHc759 million; Treasury and Accounting Services, GHc500,000; Procurement of Computer and Accessories, GHc1.5 million; Manpower Skill Development, GHc3.5 million; Foreign Training, GHc2 million; Planning and Policy Formulation, GHc3.5 million; Policies and Programme Review Activities, GHc1.5 million; Publication and Dissemination of Policies and Programmes, 400,000; Development and Management of Data Base, 500,000; Research and Development, GHc1 million; Development of Website, 800,000; Budget Preparation, GHc2 million; Budget Performance Reporting, 500,000; Management and Monitoring of Programmes, GHc3 million.
He urged Ghanaians not to rely on US$ 1 million because the money has been channeled to these unnecessary allocations because of government’s create, loot and share.
Mr. Adongo was emphatic that the current NPP administration has created these authorities to use them as vehicles to mismanage state resources.
‘’This US$ 1 million you are chopping it in Accra. What is our crime?
He indicated further that a total of GHc97.5 million is going into the procurement of ambulances. These are monies they are taking from the District Assemblies Common Fund, GETFund, and National Health Insurance to do this nonsense and stealing.
He also slammed the decision by government to allow the Ministry for Special Initiatives, to construct 50 warehouses when the Agric Ministry is capable of doing same.
He also touched on the construction of solar powered mechanized boreholes at the cost of GHc132 million.
He added, the construction of water closet institutional toilets with mechanized boreholes and four solar panels GHc187 million. In fact, one toilet is 187,000. What kind of toilet is that?
‘’This is what they are going to use our money for…They say the establishment of micro enterprise is GHc25.7 million…These guys are clever thieves,’’ he said.
National Road Safety Ambassador, Gabby Adu Gyamfi has narrated how he lost his wife to be due to an accident he had in the past.
In an interview with Sokoo Hemaa Kukua on Rainbwo Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Gyamfi said,the lady’s mother disapproved of a planned marriage because he suffered a deformity after his terrible accident.
The most painful aspect according to him was that, he was the one who sponsored the lady when she was at the university. However, she left me for another man.
He said he decided to sponsor the lady because he did want his family to be cheated due to his inability to pursue higher education.
Gabby Adu Gyamfi who nearly shed tears during the interview asked the host not to touch on the story again because it left him with terrible memories.
He was appointed as a National Road Safety Ambassador in 2013 and has since been championing the need for drivers to be disciplined on our roads to help reduce road accidents.
He was in the studios with Nero X, a musician who was recently named as a road safety icon together with K.K Fosu.
A Deputy National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen has lambasted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over what he termed as an attempt to oust the EC boss.
He has therefore asked the president to apply common sense in dealing with the impeachment processes involving Mrs. Charlotte Osei over alleged corruption and abuse of power.
He asked the president to stay out of the issues surrounding the electoral commission.
In his view, this is a test case for President Nana Addo. He should withdraw his interest in the case. If you are a president and your appointees are misbehaving, you do not entertain their misbehavior, he added.
‘’The EC boss was appointed to manage an election, she has managed the election, declared you a winner and now you are on your way to remove her. The attempt to remove the EC boss will not be possible. They can remove any appointee from any of our state institutions but the EC boss should be left out. The NPP should not try removing the EC boss because it will not be possible.’’
‘’Nana Addo is a lawyer and so I will admonish him to use common sense and his experience as a lawyer to manage the situation. He should not allow the NPP use him to remove the EC boss,’’ he added.
Kwaku Boahen, a Deputy National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ‘’spiritual father’’ Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, General Overseer of the Glorious Word Revival Ministries, to confess to Ghanaians the reason behind the death of students at KUMACA and other senior high schools.
Although it has been established that the deceased students at the Kumasi Academy died as a result of the died of Influenza Type A popularly referred to as Swine Flu, Kwaku Boahen says the rituals that saw the current president win the elections, should be blamed for the incidents occurring in the school and other schools.
Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said 12 out of the 19 cases sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute has tested positive for the virus.
Providing more details, the Minister said the Influenza type A has the H1N1 Pandemic strain.
At least 44 Kumasi Academy students were rushed to various hospitals in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region in what was initially suspected to be an outbreak of meningitis.
The students complained of "fever-like conditions" at the school's clinic.
Tests however proved negative for meningitis with health officials contemplating what exactly may have caused the deaths of four students in the last seven days.
However, Kwaku Boahen, in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.Fm, asked Rev. Bempah to direct Nana Addo to blow the horn he gave him some few months ago so the multiple deaths in our schools will stop.
He said the pastors surrounding Nana Addo are aware that the issue is spiritual and so the kind of spiritual attack should be brought to an end. Rev. Bempah told Nana Addo that the horn he presented to him will fight against any spiritual attacks and so he should direct Nana Addo to horn it so the deaths will stop.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has said it in possession of a strong evidence that will lead to the removal of the first female commissioner of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei.
Hearing into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandals that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) started on Monday.
Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, and two of her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services, and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations, appear before the five-member committee chaired by a Supreme Court Judge for questioning relating to separate petitions filed against them.
The appearance of the trio before the committee follows the completion of preliminary investigations into their alleged conduct of abuse of power and corruption.
The trio has been given three weeks to respond or file their statement in response to the allegations leveled against them.
Reacting to the processes, General Secretary, Mutarla Mohammed, in an interview with Kwame Tutu, said the probe must be done holistically and it must go beyond the petition presented before the five member committee.
‘’There are other issues that were not in the petition we believe should be added to the probe to ensure that the committee presents a very good report.’’
He said the PPP is in talk with its lawyers on the way forward.
The character and style of the person who works as the EC chair, the rules that applies in the work of the other commissioners, should be applied because when it is applied, it will make their work more credible.
The appointment of the current EC chair was political and had Ghanaians kicking against it but she was still appointed.
The commissioners are not following the rules at the commission. We cannot run the institution like that. We need people with integrity to work at the EC, he concluded.
The Waste Management Director for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Tony Mensah says the assembly lacks the resources to cart waste from the city hence the huge filth we see all over.
He was speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM.
He agreed that the filth that has engulfed the city is high and attributed it to the increase in activities due to the festive season.
He said the AMA although has intensified its work, it is under resourced.
He was however, quick to add that the AMA is working closely with government to address the situation.
The assembly also lack access to a landfill site but we have partnered a private firm to get a landfill site at Nsawam, he said.
Mr. Mensah also added that, the AMA is in the process of procuring more trucks to manage waste in the Central Business District and other adjoining areas where waste is generated.
The AMA has also intensified our night operations to help collect waste within the ten sub-metros under our jurisdiction.