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Kyebi Chiefs to protest against NDC as its executive claims Okyenhene used to drink with animals

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The Abuakwa Traditional Council has served notice it will stage a public protest against Ghana’s biggest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for defaming their overlord Okyenhene.

The Council in a notice to the police said the protest is “against the national leadership of the National Democratic Congress for the abusive and provocative statements made by Kwame Zu, Ashanti regional secretary” of the party.

They have scheduled Monday, September 23, 2019 for the protest.

“In view of the heightened public interest, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council kindly appeal to your outfit to provide the necessary security presence to ensure a successful outcome of the event.

“We wish to assure you that the event will be orderly and peaceful,” the notice signed by the state secretary D.M. Ofori-Atta said.

Mr. Zu is reported to have allegedly claimed that the people in the Eastern Region and Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II used to compete with animals over drinking water until former President John Dramani Mahama provided them with good and potable water.

“Until the former president provided potable drinking water for them, Okyenhene was drinking with animals as there was no good and potable water for Okyenhene and the people within Okyeman to drink,” the NDC Ashanti regional secretary said at a public event.

OMG: SHS teacher caught chopping student in classroom

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A video has popped up online and the video involves a teacher and female student of Akuse Methodist Senoir High Technical School having s£×@ul romance in an empty classroom

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JUST IN: Ghanaians can now receive Western Union direct into MTN Mobile Wallets

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Western Union, a leader in cross-border- cross-currency money movement and MTN, a leading provider of telecommunications services in Africa and the Middle East, have come together to enable customers in Ghana to receive Western Union® money transfers into their MTN Mobile Money wallets, giving them convenience at their fingertips.

Through this product offering, over 14 million MTN Mobile Money wallet users will have the choice to direct their international money transfers into their mobile wallet with a few clicks. Monies can be received from customers using Western Union digital products and the Agent retail network across the world.

With a thriving mobile money market, Ghana is named as one of top countries with tremendous growth in registered mobile money accounts in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, according to the 2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money by GSMA Intelligence.

“Our aim is to offer seamless money transfers for all. This means serving customers across all channels including servicing fast emerging mobile first customers. Our platform sets ourselves up to effectively serve an evolving marketplace with diverse customer preferences and needs. With this collaboration, customers in Ghana can now choose from multiple pay-out options – either into their MTN Mobile Money wallet or at a Western Union® Agent location,” said Mohamed Touhami El Ouazzani, Head of Network – Africa, Western Union.

With the MTN Mobile Money wallet, customers in Ghana can access reliable and convenient money transfer services, top-up MTN airtime, pay bills, buy and pay for insurance, airline tickets and other goods and services.

“We are excited that the collaboration with Western Union will allow customers to direct international money transfers into their mobile money wallets, which also positions MTN as a leader in the payments industry. With the large number of incoming remittances to Ghana, this digital service allows people to receive money without having to leave their home or office,” said Eli Hini, General Manager MTN Mobile Financial Services.

Eli Hini, General Manager MTN Mobile Financial Services

“MTN will continue to support digital solutions that make global payment options easier for its valued customers,” added Hini.

According to World Bank’s Migration and Remittances Brief 31, Ghana was among the top three remittance receiving countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, underscoring the importance of money transfer services for the country.

In addition to this digital service launch, customers can access the existing in-store money transfer services from a large network of Agent locations across the country.

CUSTOMER GUIDANCE

In line with Central Bank of Ghana regulations, prior to the first use of the Western Union service, consumers are required to register for MTN Mobile Money wallet with a valid National ID for verification.

After registration, consumers can conveniently receive Western Union® money transfers into their MTN Mobile Money wallet. Consumers can receive up to $500 Ghanaian cedis equivalent per transaction or $1500 Ghanaian cedis equivalent per day.

Once the funds are deposited into the wallet, customers will receive an SMS confirmation and will be notified of the total balance in their wallets. To receive in local currency in person, customers can go to over 135,000 MTN Mobile Money Agent locations and over 200 Partner Banks ATM for a cardless withdrawal.

AUDIO: Sam George called for the slap – Deputy Minister justifies govt’s position

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The Deputy Minister of Information has justified the government’s decision not to prosecute the National Security officer, Mohammed Sulemana, who assaulted the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nettey George.

Pius Enam Hadzide said the legislator during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election first assaulted the security operative before he was given the dirty slap.

Government has questioned the neutrality of the Commission of Inquiry into political violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

In a White Paper issued by President Nana Akufo-Addo, government rejected the Commission’s recommendation that Mohammed Sulemana must be prosecuted for the offence of assault of slapping Mr George.

Government, however, accepted the Commission’s recommendation to compensate persons who were injured in the National Security Operation.

When quizzed on whether Mr George will be compensated, the Deputy Minister said the legislator called for the assault.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Friday, Mr Hadzide said his [Sam George] conduct provoked the assault, therefore, the young man could not be punished for replying in equal measure.

“No one is above the law so we cannot punish the security person who was provoked by the MP,” he added.

The Deputy Information Minister said the incident should serve as a lesson to the Ningo-Prampram MP to conduct himself in an honourable way if he wants to be accorded that respect.

Mr Hadzide said the government will ensure all those affected will be duly compensated.

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The Deputy Minister of Information has justified the government’s decision not to prosecute the National Security officer, Mohammed Sulemana, who assaulted the Member of Parliament (MP)

 

 

Lovers Caught Having S££x in Bush And were Force to continue (WATCH VIDEO)

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Drama ensued in an unknown village which is yet to be identified, over the weekend after a married woman was caught having s££x with her lover in the bush.

The unknown lovers were caught by the youths in the community, the youths, who were secretly following their movements, trailed the woman to the bush.

The Caught lovers were forced to exhibit their romantic act in front of everyone which they refuse to do, the youth who caught them got angry and begin to beat them up.

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Koku Anyidoho scared to expose Mills’ killers because of Mahama – Abronye alleges

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Controversial Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, has made staggering revelations about the death of former President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.

According to the outspoken politician, former President John Dramani Mahama who was then the Vice President of Atta Mills had a hand in the death of his predecessor because he (Mahama) on several occasions eyed to be in that position.

Making stern allegations, Abronye DC alleged that Atta Mills’ confidante, Koku Anyidoho, knows about the cause of death of the former president but is unable to speak out because of threats on his life.

Speaking on Oman FM, Abronye alleged that Koku Anyidoho’s silence on the death of Atta Mills is because he fears for his life and is also scared of what Mahama and Stan Dogbe will do to him should he reveal the truth.

Furthermore, Abronye accused Atta Mills’ long time bodyguard, ASP Adadei of aiding Mahama and Stan Dogbe complete the mission of killing the former president; reason he vanished after the death of the president.

According to him, it’s only Mahama and Stan Dogbe who know the whereabouts of the bodyguard, reason he is challenging them to reveal his whereabouts.

Abronye further revealed how the ghost of Atta Mills keeps haunting him to expose the truth to Ghanaians and also tell Koku Anyidoho to do same.

“The very day Atta Mills died, that was the very day the soldier vanished. Atta Mills’ soldier wasn’t present at both the one-week celebrations and funeral of the late president. I always say this, Atta Mills’ ghost is always haunting me to reveal the truth; that Koku Anyidoho should come out publicly to say it but he’s unable to. Koku Anyidoho is scared because he knows who Mahama is so the least mistake he makes, he’ll be eliminated by mafia tactics; he’ll be dead. Koku Anyidoho earnestly wants to speak about the death of Atta Mills but he’s scared of being killed. He’s now an orphan. Atta Mills’ bodyguard left the country within an hour after his death. John Mahama and Stan Dogbe are the only ones who know the whereabouts of the soldier”, he alleged.

Koku Anyidoho in December 2017 in an interview with JoyNews’ Gifty Andoh revealed that there were attempts to ‘bury him alive’ after Mills’ death because people believed “Koku was loyal to President Mills, now that Mills is gone, why should he still be close to power. Let’s cut him off, after all, who is he?”.

According to the Koku Anyidoho who was then the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said he stomached a lot especially from elements within his own party for that reason.

However, in February 2019, the former NDC Deputy General Secretary disclosed that details of the circumstances leading to the death of the former President Mills will be published in a book he co-authored with Prof. Kwabena Ahwoi about the life of the late president.

According to Koku Anyidoho, the book which chronicles his political journey will also reveal the cause of his death and he was forced to write the book to put to rest, false accounts over the death of the late president.

The book, which has thoughts of 70 respondents including ex-President Kufuor, as well as family and classmates of the late Mills was supposed to be launched in July to coincide with the 7th anniversary of his passing.

Ahead of the 2012 election, the health of the former President became a major campaign issue which was exploited by the New Patriotic Party. Atta -Mills died on July 24, 2012 and was the first sitting Head of State to die in office in Ghana.

The cause of the death of the late president still remains unknown.

BREAKING: UPP Sacks Founder Odike and this is why

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The United Progressive Party (UPP) has sacked its 2016 flag bearer Akwasi Addai Odike.

The party, prior to the 2016 general elections, suspended Mr Odike for breaching its constitution and naming his son as the acting General Secretary.

The National Executive Council (NEC) on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 voted unanimously to kick Mr Odike out of the party.

Addressing the press shortly after the decision was made, Mr Bukari Kuoru, the acting General Secretary of the party called on eligible Ghanaians interested in the flag bearer slot to pick nomination forms from the party’s office.

He said: “Upon several deliberations, NEC has resolved to weed out a thorn in the flesh of the UPP. In accordance with Article 29 and Article 16 (3) of the party’s constitution, Mr Kwesi Addai Odike has been dismissed indefinitely by a unanimous decision by NEC acting on the advice of the national council until further notice.

“Voting has been done and in compliance with Article 28 of the party’s constitution, Mr Kwesi Addai Odike, henceforth, ceases to be a member of the party and as such cannot carry out any executive duties, parade himself in the name of the party or on behalf of the party in any instance whatsoever.

“Now that he is out of the way, the UPP shall go on and any eligible Ghanaian interested in occupying any position in the party can come forward to the party’s office and take or pick a form”.

According to Mr Kuoru, the party has also opened its office for persons interested to contest as parliamentary candidates. He further noted that the national interim executives will stir the affairs of the party until it goes to Congress on a yet-to-be-announced date.

Public Debt Shoots Up To Gh¢ 205.6 bn

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Public Debt

Ghana’s stock of public debt increased to GH¢ 205.6 billion at the end of July 2019.

The amount represent a debt-to-GDP rate of 59.4 percent, compared with 53.1 percent of GDP (GH¢159.7 billion) at the end of July 2018.

Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Dr. Ernest Addison, made this known to the media on Friday, September 20, 2019, at a press conference in Accra.

He was briefing the media on decisions taken and observations made at the BoG’s Monetary Policy Committee’s 90th meeting.

Of the total debt stock, he revealed, domestic debt was GH¢98.4 billion (28.4 percent of GDP), of which GH¢10.7 billion (3.1 percent of GDP) represented bonds issued to support the financial sector clean-up, while external debt was
GH¢107.2 billion (31.0 percent of GDP).

Slow Growth

He indicated that Growth in broad money (M2+) has slowed considerably in the first eight months of 2019, partly reflecting continuing tight monetary policy stance.

“Annual growth in M2+ was estimated at 11.8 percent at end August 2019 compared to 23.1 percent in the same period of 2018,” according to the Governor.

The slower growth in total liquidity mainly reflected sharp moderation in Net Foreign Assets, he stated.

” Annual growth in Reserve Money was 15.0 percent in August 2019, marginally up from 14.2 percent annual growth in the same period of last year,” Dr. Addison said.

Private Sector Credit

According to him, private sector credit growth has moderated slightly after peaking at percent in March 2019 as credit conditions tightened marginally.

Annual growth in private sector credit was 13.4 percent in August 2019, compared with 15.8 percent growth in the same period of 2018, he reported, adding that in real terms, private sector credit expanded by 5.2 percent.

“The recent credit conditions survey indicated some tightening of credit stance on loans to enterprises and households despite increased demand for loans as banks continued to improve their credit risk management systems,” he noted.

“Money market rates have broadly remained unchanged for both
short-dated and long-dated instruments since the last MPC meeting,” he added.

Shatta Bandle Featured In Rudeboy’s Music Video For ‘Audio Money’

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NOT LONG AGO, WE BROUGHT TO THE DOORSTEPS OF OUR FOLLOWERS THAT THERE WILL BE A COLLABORATION BETWEEN SHATTA BANDLE AND NIGERIAN SINGER, RUDEBOY OF P-SQUARE FAME.

Well, finally its here, Shatta Bandle has been featured in the official music video for Rudeboy’s AUDIO MONEY.

We told you earlier, Shatta Bandle’s trip to Nigeria was mainly for the video shoot.

And just when we thought it was going to take months, Rudebwoy and Shatta Bandle are done shooting the official video which will be premiered on one condition.

According to Rudeboy, he will drop the video when he gets 100k comments. Sharing an excerpt of the video, Rudeboy wrote; ” 100k comments…..and I will release the video 😅 #audiomoney #firedepartment🔥🚒 lets go “

LISTEN: Money paid by Jospong for Akwatia Diamond mine missing

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It has emerged that monies paid by Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Ghana Limited (GCDGL), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies to acquire defunct Great Consolidated Diamonds (GCD) at Akwatia in the Eastern region is missing.

Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Stephen Asamoah Boateng, revealed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Friday.

His comment follows government’s decision to take over operations of the diamond mine after management of GCDGL failed to fulfill its part of the bargain.

Government, through the Divestiture Implementation Committee in 2010, sold assets of then Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCDL) to Jospong Group led GCDGL for $17,000,000, but only $2, 700,000 was initially paid.

Also, under the terms and conditions in the contract signed by both parties in December 5, 2011, management of GCDGL promised to invest $100 million over a five-year period and create 2,500 direct jobs and 50,000 indirect jobs.

However, when the Jospong Company took over the operations of the GCD in August 2011, it failed to pay its outstanding debt and also failed to fulfill the promise.

After pleas by the chiefs and people of Akwatia, the government has asked GCDGL to stop operations.

Even more worrying, Mr Boateng said, is the government’s inability to trace the $2, 700,000 paid by the Jospong Group.

“The $2, 700,000 they paid cannot be traced. I have checked and it was not paid into the Consolidated Fund,” he added.

The SIGA Director-General said they have initiated steps to retrieve the money due to calls by the chiefs and people of Akwatia for an audit to take inventory of assets sold by the companies.

As an immediate measure, Mr Boateng said they have formed an Interim Management Committee (IMC), made up of experts from the fields of law, mining, surveying, finance and security to oversee the management of the firm.

The new committee, he added, will be allowed to do its work without interference but will take regular reports from the IMC. Mr Boateng urged the people of Akwatia to heave a sigh of relief as they work to get an investor to revamp the diamond mine.

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