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Aug 22, 2018
Gospel musician, Nana Yaw Asare known for many hit songs has slammed Ghanaian presenters and DJs who demand payola before playing songs by musicians. The musician who has been off the music scene for several years said, majority of Ghanaian presenters only play songs after you have been able to give them money. Although he failed to mention names, he painfully said, presenters are only interested in interviewing musicians who have been off the scene for years to generate traffic for their various stations. However, these same presenters are not interested in promoting your songs when you release new ones. He said, even when you are unable to make it to an interview, these stations would force you to even abandon important programmes but will ignore you when you release songs. He was speaking to Prince Kwesi Dadzie on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm's GH entertainment. The man known for songs like Odomankoma, Visa, Katinka, Yewo Nyame and others said he has not retired from music but he is currently working on some songs and would soon release same. The gospel musician indicated that, musicians cannot forever remain consistent and be releasing songs on yearly basis as he did in the past. Nana Yaw Asare was responding to suggestions that gospel music in recent times lack substance. In his view, there are some musicians who are releasing inspiring and powerful songs to help people appreciate and worship God.
Aug 22, 2018
Highlife musician and songwriter, Dada Hafco has described fellow highlife musicians, Kidi and Kwame Eugene as the current greatest musicians we have in Ghana today. The controversial musician was reacting to his nomination at the Ghana Music Awards South Africa where the two artistes he referred to as greatest at the moment, have also been nominated in the same category. Speaking to Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr Handsome on GH entertainment on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Dada Hafco said he is however not scared because the two have been nominated in the same category. He said, every artiste nominated in any category of any award scheme, is a potential winner. The artiste recently released the official music video for his highly circulated single, titled "Yebewu Nti". The song which had massive social media rotation including dozens of viral 'Yebewu Nti' challenge videos comes with a comic filled music video. Directed by Kenn Ayiah, the video features cameo appearances from Kumawood actor Yaw Dabo and comedian Baba Spirit whose presence brought many humour-filled scenes. The song was produced by DDT.
Aug 22, 2018
The family of former UN secretary General, Kofi Annan, has called on Ghanaians to give the family the privacy it deserves as they mourn the passing of their son, father and member. A statement issued to confirm his death said, the family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning. Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced later. According to the statement from the family, the late "Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law." Read Below the full statement: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law. After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and old alike. Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did. He will be greatly missed by so many around the world, as well as his staff at the Foundation and his many former colleagues in the United Nations system. He will remain in our hearts forever. The family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning. Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced later.
Aug 22, 2018
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised former UN secretary General, Kofi Annan who passed on today (Saturday) in Switzerland. The President in the statement onbehalf of Ghanaians consoled the family of the deceased who was Africa's first son to ascend the top most job as UN secetary General and served for two terms. The statement from the presidency read:"The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan. I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted children, Ama, Kojo and Nina, on this great loss. I am, however, comforted by the information, after speaking to Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep. It added, "Consummate international diplomat and highly respected former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan was the first from sub-Saharan Africa to occupy this exalted position. He brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena. He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity. Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived. I have directed that, in his honour, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week. Rest in perfect peace, Kofi. You have earned it. God bles," it concluded. Meanwhile, the Kofi Annan Foundation has officially confirmed the passing of the international diplomat. A statement from the foundation read: "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law. After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and old alike. Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did. He will be greatly missed by so many around the world, as well as his staff at the Foundation and his many former colleagues in the United Nations system. He will remain in our hearts forever. The family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning. Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced later."
Aug 22, 2018
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has left Ghana for Mecca Friday to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. A statement issued from the office of the Vice President said, "Vice President Bawumia, accompanied by his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia, will join thousands of Ghanaians and millions of Muslims around the world in performing this year’s Hajj." Below is a copy of a statement issued by his office 17th August, 2018 For Immediate Release Vice President leaves for Hajj The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu, departed Accra for Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday 17th August, 2018 to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. Vice President Bawumia, accompanied by his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia, will join thousands of Ghanaians and millions of Muslims around the world in performing this year’s Hajj. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and fulfils one of the conditions for total submission to the will of Allah. While on the Pilgrimage Vice President Bawumia will use the spiritual exercise to among others pray for the people and nation of Ghana and request Allah’s blessings for Ghana The Vice President returns to Ghana on Monday 27th August, 2018. Signed Frank Agyei-Twum Communications Director Office of the Vice President
Aug 22, 2018
The former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan is dead, rainbowradioonline.com has gathered. According to details, the former Ghanaian diplomat died in Switzerland on Thursday after a protracted illness. Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself. He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007. Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
Aug 22, 2018
Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr. Steve Manteaw, has suggested it would be an indictment on Ghana should the implementation of the free senior school policy fail. Speaking at the Daily Graphic’s Dialogue on Education in Ghana at Takoradi in the Western region today [Friday], he said, Ghana is economically strong to implement the policy. Using Uganda as an example, Dr Manteaw argued that, the population of our neighbour was 29.9 million when they started free secondary education hence; Ghana is better placed economically to implement the policy. He said, In the year Ghana introduced free SHS, the population of Ghana was 27.41 million which means the Ghanaian population was lower than the Ugandan population. In terms of the economics, we are better placed to implement the free SHS than Uganda.’’ ‘’A further comparison using a common baseline 2015, Uganda’s GDP in 2015b was 27.5 billion. In the same year, Ghana’s GDP was 37.5 billion…So how have they funded their free secondary education? Dr Manteaw believes Ghana have taxes, oil, gold, diamond, manganese, and bauxite; and so if we cannot implement the free senior high school policy, it would be a serious indictment on us. The dialogue seeks to promote stakeholder engagement and understanding of Free SHS and the Double Track System policies and to foster policy coherence and sustainability in Ghana’s educational sector. It is also aimed at inviting relevant recommendations to mitigate potential challenges that may be associated with the policy. The dialogue was on the theme, ‘’Unpacking the Double Track System; Implications for Sustainable Financing and Prospects for Educational Quality in Ghana.’’ The free SHS policy was first rolled in September 2017. This was a major campaign promise by President Nana Akufo-Addo during the 2017 campaign. “By free SHS we mean that in addition to tuition which is already free, there will be no admission fee, no library fee, no science centre fee, no computer lab fee, no examination fee, and no utility fee; there will be free text books, free boarding and free meals, and day students will get a meal at school for free.” President Akufo-Addo said in 2017 at the 60th Anniversary celebration and the Speech and Prize Giving Day of Okuapeman School in Akropong in the Eastern Region on the theme: “One Vision, Many Lives”. The President said: “Free SHS will also cover agricultural, vocational and technical institutions at the high school level. I also want to state clearly again that we have a well-thought out plan that involves the building of new public senior high schools and cluster public senior high schools.”
Aug 22, 2018
A Ghanaian based in Germany, Kweku Nimo, has slammed Ghanaian leaders describing them as visionless. Mincing no words, he said, Ghanaian leaders lack vision, are not patriotic but selfish, greedy and only assume power to amass wealth for themselves, friends and cronies. In his view, Ghanaian leaders lack respect, have no regard for citizens and are only interested in what will profit their interest and not Ghanaians. He wondered why Ghanaian leaders would always go to other countries without natural resources for loans despite the abundant resources we have in the country. ''The countries we travel to for the loans, are not blessed with natural resources and so why should Ghana be begging for money in such countries? In an interview on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, Ghanaian citizens abroad are worried over the way and manner leaders in Ghana are running the country. He indicated that, Ghanaian community abroad meet on regular basis and the issues that are tabled bothers on the lack of competence and mismanagement on the part of our leaders. Kweku Nimo emphasised that our leaders are visionless. They lack vision.’’ Using the International Airport as an example he said, ''when you land at the Kotoka International Airport, the first thing you see is insulting. The workers are not well dressed. They do not received visitors well.’’ Systems in Ghana he lamented are not working with poor sanitation; a situation he noted is driving tourists away from the country. Touching on the National Health Insurance Scheme, he said, after it was introduced, the scheme is suffering a number of challenges. The Ghanaian who has stayed in Germany for years said, although leaders in the past have done their best, there is more room for improvement hence the need for leaders to have the zeal to transform the country. On job creation he said, there are jobs abound in Ghana and the jobs are more than the sea sand. However, our leaders have not been able to create opportunities for the unemployed because they lack vision, direction and proper planning. ‘’We need leaders with vision. We don’t see leadership in our Ghanaian leaders. The people of the country don’t have leaders. You see children of school going age selling on the streets. You see mothers with their children struggling on the streets just to make ends meet. This is bad. This is not the best,’’ he decried. He was speaking on the contribution of Ghanaians abroad through remittances. Ghana bagged $2.2 billion from remittances in 2017 from a total of $38.4 billion that Sub Saharan Africa recorded, according to the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief. The country was joint second with Senegal which also earned $2.2 billion from remittances last year. The largest remittance recipient was Nigeria with remittances of $21.9 billion. Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa accelerated 11.4 percent to $38 billion in 2017. Kenya (US$2.0 billion), Uganda (US$1.4 billion), Mali (US$1.0 billion) and South Africa (US$900 million) placed 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. According to the World Bank, officially recorded remittances to low- and middle-income countries reached $466 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5 percent over $429 billion in 2016. Global remittances, which include flows to high-income countries, grew 7 percent to $613 billion in 2017, from $573 billion in 2016. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most expensive place to send money to, where the average cost is 9.4 percent. South Africa however is the costliest G20 country to send remittances from. The global average cost of sending $200 was 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018, more than twice as high as the Sustainable Development Goal target of 3 percent.
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