The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that dry food packs and hot cooked meals distributed by the government to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic cost GH¢54.3 million.
Additionally, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that the government transferred an amount of GH¢50.2 million to 400,000 beneficiaries under the the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme
Addressing Parliament today, the Minister stated that government through the Gender Ministry and NADMO provided 1,827,581 and 917,142 cooked food packs to vulnerable persons within Accra and Kumasi respectively.
He said: “In collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations (FBO’s), Government also distributed dry food packages to about 470,000 families. Let me extend my deepest gratitude to the Faith-based organisations for this unique partnership with Government and may the Lord count this as righteousness for the FBOs and Government.
“Mr Speaker, the support to households, in terms of supply of dry food packs and hot cooked meals cost Government GH¢54.3 million to enable them mitigate the impact of the pandemic. This was in addition to an amount of GH¢50.2 million transferred to the 400,000 most-vulnerable individuals under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme”.
He added that, in response to the plight of an estimated 3,212 Ghanaians stranded abroad due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the government has also rolled out Operation Return Home Programme.
He said as at end-June 2020, a total of 2,250 individuals had been evacuated with Government bearing the full cost of flight and mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine services for 1,116 persons, most of whom are students.
Mzbel has alleged that broadcast journalist Nana Aba Anamoah “hates” her—and the reason is that she (Mzbel) snatched former UT Bank boss, Kofi Amoabeng, from her.
Speaking on Kantanka TV on Tuesday, she, however, denied the snatching claims, indicating that Nana Aba and Amoabeng’s relationship ended long before she dated him.
She added that she didn’t know “they dated” when she started dating him.
“They dated long before I even came into the picture. I was never friends with Nana Aba. She was never my friend until me and Kofi started going out and then one time she invited me on her show. After the show when I was going home, she sent me a BBM to say we have a common friend and I asked who and she said Kofi. And I said oh OK. I didn’t even know they dated until later. And up till date, she hates me because of that,”she alleged.
“But if you done with somebody or somebody is done with somebody before I came into the picture why do you have to hate me?”she asked.
It has always been a public secret that the two showbiz personalities ‘have had a thing’ with the former UT boss. However, none of them has really opened up about it.
Mzbel was, however, talking about Nana Aba and Kofi Amoabeng for the first time on a show hosted by one Mona Gucci, who had earlier made derogatory remarks about Nana Aba on Neat FM. The station at the time apologised to Nana Aba, who threatened to sue Neat FM.
Kumawood actress and TV show host, Xandy Kamel Mensah has dismissed the popular notion that, money plays a very important role in women’s choice of a man for a relationship.
According to the actress, ladies who are attracted to men with money are only lazy.
She dismissed the generalisation that women love money. To her, a hard working woman does not need a man to live comfortably.
To her, a man is only a bonus in the lives of hard working women. Many people hold the conviction that women love money more than anything in relationships. But Xandy is trying to dispell such with her latest post on social media.
She took to her Instagram page and wrote: “Lazy Women are impressed by men with money. But when a woman works hard, a man with money is just bonus to her and not a ladder for success”.
Ghanaian entertainer and broadcaster, Kwaku Sintim-Misa has scolded Christian leaders for failing to heal Coronavirus patients in the country.
In an interview with Nkonkonsa.com on YouTube, KSM urged Christians to wise up because the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the Pastors as having no healing or supernatural powers.
”Every week, they have miracle crusades and they’re going to heal this person or do this or that. Corona is here with us; as we talk people have been quarantined, go to where they have been quarantined and heal them”, he ridiculed the Pastors.
According to him, if they (Pastors) indeed can work miracles, they should seek clearance from President Nana Akufo-Addo to go to the various hospitals and prove their healing powers.
”If there is anything we have to learn from this coronavirus, it’s how much Pastors have been lying, especially those who claim to have all these healing powers. Where are they?…Where is the power of the God that you talk about and claim to have this miraculous healing powers? Where is it? Where are they?” .
Watch the full interview below:
Actress Efia Odo has reacted to people who are trolling her for not getting a car on her birthday.
After Media mogul, Nana Aba Anamoah made headline with controversial birthday Range Rover and Social Media star Mona Montrage popularly known as Hajia 4 Real also received a Range Rover as a birthday gift, people were waiting patiently for the next female celebrity birthday celebrant and what she would get on her birthday.
Ghanaian social media users were expecting Efia Odo who celebrated her birthday on July 18, to also get a car on her birthday. But to the surprise of expectants, she only got a tiny ass shaped cake in a red lingerie.
People on social media, especially twitter made mockery of her, describing her birthday as dry and boring. As expected, she has now found the right time to respond appropriately to those who were trolling her.
According to the socialite, Ghanaians are hypocrites and pretenders.
She wrote on twitter: “I didn’t get a car for my birthday but if I did y’all would’ve been the same people saying that I had to fuck for it. It’s so sad that y’all worship material things to the core that of someone doesn’t have it you make fun of them. Pathetic miserable people.”
I didn’t get a car for my birthday but if I did y’all would’ve been the same people saying that I had to fuck for it. It’s so sad that y’all worship material things to the core that of someone doesn’t have it you make fun of them. Pathetic miserable people.
Beautiful Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has turned into a relationship expert by advising ladies on how to get the best man for a relationship.
The 34-year-old actress, who is still single after numerous failed relationships, has gathered all the experiences she had in the past to help guide the young ones coming up not to fall into a relationship that is not good for them.
In a post on her Instagram page, she admonished ladies to do due diligence when it comes to picking the right man for a relationship. She instructed that ladies should painstakingly go through the number of men available to choose the best just like they do when they want to choose a picture to post on social media.
Most of the female celebrities in Ghana have had a very poor record when it comes to dating and even marriage. Only a handful of them can settle down or are in serious relationships.
Zyellegant announced the launch of its bridal styling company on Sunday July 5 2020 with a stunning collection of millinery headpieces.
Created by popular actress Zynnell Zuh, the Ghanaian-based filmmaker and milliner draws on her rich African heritage to create dynamic headpieces. Working with spiral bold shapes, she created a bespoke collection of dramatic silhouettes already redefining the African millinery market since its launch.
Each Saturn headpiece is hand-crafted to incorporate traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. For brides, bridal trains and wedding guests who want to make a truly unique statement on their special day, Zyellegant Millinery collection “The Saturn Headpiece” brings with it a unique ’70s glamour and inimitable style guaranteed to turn heads.
The Saturn Headpiece is $100 and it’s available for order only on Zyellegant social media pages and www.zyellegant.com with an amazing 50% discount on all launch orders until the end of August 2020.
Popular Ghanaian social media personality, Moesha Buduong, has come out to state that she needs to be awarded for being the most trolled person in Ghana.
Moesha stated that so many times she had wanted to pack her tools and leave social media due to the backlashes, trolls.
She added that the had “dark” side of Social media, has made her come to the very verge of throwing her phone into the garbage bin. She, however, said she was not going to succumb to any pressure from these trolls to get her to say ‘goodbye’ to social media for good.
According to Moesha she would not leave social media anytime soon and is willing to stand every pressure it brings.
She went further to throw a question to her fans on how to make social media profitable instead of focusing on all the negative energy stemming from there.
Of course, Moesha has been the talk of the internet several times for so many reasons, so it’s not surprising that she is asking to be awarded for receiving the most backlash on social media.
Moesha Boduong is a Ghanaian actress and model who is known more for her figure than for the number of movies she has starred in. She is remembered for granting an interview to CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour on issues of sex, love and gender which did not go down well with the Ghanaian society especially women.