The quest of many Ghanaians to make it in life has made many fall prey to wicked men in many parts of the world. Whenever a Ghanaian is abused on a foreign land, the believe is that, indigenes of their host country are the abusers.
A story from a young Ghanaian who sojorn to Libya is giving a different direction about torture that is meted to Ghanaians outside their home country.
Appiah (not his real name) was working as a teacher in Goaso in the Ahafo Region of Ghana peacefully until a friend told him of the numerous job opportunities in Libya.
Convince that Libya will provide him with a better job that will pay him well, He started the journey from Tudu in Accra and used Niger route to Libya.
While in Libya, His contact was at work and he (Appiah) had to find a place to stay till his host return from work on his off day.
At Agadez, he was told that, there is a Ghanaian at Sabah still in Libya who can accommodate him till he finally see his contact. Unknown to him, the Ghanaian he contacted was a kidnapper. He (the victim) was locked up in a room with others.
In the room were some Ghanaians and other nationals. They were forced to tell their families back home that they have fallen into the hands of some wicked Arabs and until monies are transferred to the Ghanaian by name Kwadwo Asante for him to pay a ransom to the kidnappers, they will suffer and die in pain.
Until the requested ransom is paid, beatings and torture is the order of the day.
Attached to this story is a video of his narration and evidence of the torture.
Actress Juliet Ibrahim’s ex-husband Kwadwo Safo Jnr has refused to react to a portion of their love affair which was captured in some chapters of her new book titled “A Toast To Life”.
Kwadwo Safo Jnr who is the CEO of Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, said he is more concerned about the competition of producing the best of the Kantanka vehicles to beat the stiff competition on the market, and he not ready to lose focus.
The face of the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr FM publicly said he doesn’t have time to respond to all the false allegations levelled against him by Juliet Ibrahim, his former wife of 4 years.
“I’m building cars,…I’m building solar fans, I’m building windmills, I am bigger than that. Yes, I can not spend my time thinking about her…I have a child with her. There’s no need me going back and forth with her in the media. Imagine my son is nine years now. He’s able to read the news, he’s able to go online…I don’t want people to point fingers saying that’s Juliet and Koo Sarfo’s son,” He told Bola Ray
He added that granting interviews on such issues won’t only make him lose focus but also not get paid.
“…Plus if I grant any interview about it, I’m not going get paid for it. I’m building cars if I lose focus and my company goes into the drain…I can’t lose focus. I have competition, I have VW coming into the country, Toyota coming into the country, I need to think about that,” he said.
Mr. Kantaka refuted claims made by Juliet Ibrahim that they kicked-off their relationship after meeting for the first time in a club.
“We met through a friend. We didn’t meet at a strip club, that claim is not true,” He explained.
Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has dropped yet another controversial statement about cheating in relationship just after his ex-fiancee, Michy accused him of abusing her after their engagement.
The “Ayoo” singer who went off on a rant session on Snapchat, admitted that he is cheat but insisted that he is quite caring. He also described women that stick to their men no matter what they are subjected to as “smart women”.
His comments comes after his baby mama’s revelation in a yet to be aired interview with Joy News’ Becky on E-With-Becks that Shatta Wale’s proposal to her at the Reign concert on October 14, 2018, was staged.
“You don’t propose to someone and then you torment them after. Right after the proposal, it got worse, it got unbearable, those are the only words I can use,” Michy said.
Born Diamond Michelle Gbagonah, the singer added that “I cannot leave my room today without saying a prayer or reading a verse in my bible. And I now understand when people say when you walk with God, you must walk in confidence.”
Shatta Wale, who was clearly not amused by the comments, took to his Snaptchat to attack the woman with whom they welcomed a son, Majesty, on July 11, 2015.
See his posts below;
The 2019/2020 edition of the annual Full Circle Festival is set to see some five hundred (500) people tour and experience Ghana from December 2019 to January 2020.
The 2019 Full Circle Festival is in partnership with Essence Ventures thus dubbed Essence Full Circle Festival. It will take place in Accra in December and complete the Year of Return commemoration – marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans, mostly Ghanaian arrived in Jamestown Virginia as part of the transatlantic slave trade.
The specially-curated, week-long immersion will enable engagement between U.S.-based cultural influencers and business executives with Ghanaian and regional leaders and communities, including explorations of history, cuisine, music, fashion, beaches, nightlife, commerce and more.
In an interview (video) on Hot 97 online with Ebro, Boris Kodjoe described how the festival began with his family and later grew to one-hundred and twenty people, mostly Hollywood stars in 2019. Boris added that the festival was in 2019 seeking to bring about 500 people to experience Ghana. He also touched on the Importance of returning to Africa and how the Full Circle Festival was going to touch all corners of the African continent.
ESSENCE Ventures in an article published on their website also outline how they are taking another major step towards supporting cultural ownership and economic collaboration through the launch of the ESSENCE Full Circle Festival.
They outline the focus of the festival on a three-part mission to:
(i) support cultural ownership and economic collaboration among Africans on the continent and people of African descent in the Diaspora;
(ii) connect Black communities globally for the exchange of ideas and shared objectives that leads to cultural monetization and community reinvestment;
(iii) facilitate the learning and discovery of the many facets of Africa’s beauty, excellence and opportunity globally.
For Essence, their partnership in the annual ESSENCE Full Circle Festival is to create an experience that “will focus on showcasing African nations increasingly as global destinations by highlighting their critical roles as ancestral, spiritual, cultural and commercial epicentres.”
“This partnership recognizes Ghana’s role as a beacon for people of African descent in this Year of Return,” said Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019, is a conscious effort to cement our pan-African legacy. Throughout the Year, the Tourism Authority has worked with several partner organizations to welcome home our brothers and sisters from the Diaspora. The Essence Full Circle Festival is a welcome addition to the activities and will hopefully become one of the legacies of the year which celebrates African resilience.”
The 2019 ESSENCE Full Circle Festival will include the first-ever ESSENCE Global Black Economic Forum: Africa, which will convene entrepreneurs, executives, entertainers and government officials to discuss how new opportunities for economic development and cultural exchange can be created.
“In furthering our mission to serve Black women deeply across the globe, ESSENCE is honoured to answer the call to ‘Return’ with the creation of the ESSENCE Full Circle Festival, beginning with Ghana and subsequently extending across the continent,” said Michelle Ebanks, CEO of Essence Communications, Inc. “We are grateful to be able to use the power of our platforms and the influence of our networks to positively impact narratives about Africa, as well as positively impact the people of Africa and the Diaspora through cultural and economic exchange.”
About 2018 Full Circle
The inaugural Full Circle Festival also included the participation of President Akufo-Addo and took place in Accra in December 2018, led by Full Circle Festival, LLC partners Boris Kodjoe, Patrick Kodjoe, Bozoma Saint John – all of Ghanaian descent – and Nicole Ari Parker. More than 120 invited guests including business executives, influencers, and celebrities from the United States travelled to Ghana for cultural engagement and ancestral reconnection, resulting in nearly 10,000 positive social media posts and half a billion media and social impressions, as well as an estimated economic impact of more than $70 million in tourism revenue.
Singer Becca seem to be fed up with hearing allegations that she has bleached her skin.
After denying the same allegation consistently for the past 3 years, the “Driving License” Singer said she has had enough so Ghanaians and her fans should move on and concentrate on her music and have fun with it.
Becca who was speaking during an exclusive interview on Peace FM “Entertainment Review” said she can’t change people’s perception about her and she can’t control what people say about her but that wouldn’t stop her from being herself and speaking the truth.
Panellists on the show; Mikky Osei Berko, Kwaku Asiedu, Kwasi Ernest and Fred Kyei Mensah were also asked by Kwasi Aboagye – host of show to critically observe Becca’s skin and tell listeners whether she has bleached her skin or not and they all confirmed that she hadn’t bleached her skin.
Becca has just released her latest single “Yes I Do” which features Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage and she wants her fans to go check it out and enjoy it.
Watch her interview below:
Watch Becca’s new music video:
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com
Nana Opoku-Kwarteng, father of late Ghanaian Dancehall and Afrobeat artiste Ebony Reigns, has revealed that his late daughter did not make money from music and did not leave behind any property.
Speaking in a one on one interview with Ghanacreativearts.com, Nana Opoku Kwarteng indicated that he’s into music production not mainly to enrich himself because he never saw any money accrued by Ebony’s hard work in the music industry but he is rather into music production to protect and advance Ebony’s legacy.
He added that because Ebony was the first female musician to win the first prestigious Artiste of the Year award in the country’s most certified Music Awards the VGMA, one would think that she was financially successful due to her activities and works at the time.
He lamented at the allegations by a section of the public that he is spending Ebony’s money and insisted that she did not make any significant money neither did she leave properties behind.
Nana Opoku Kwarteng gave instances where gave instances where the late songstress’ former manager, Bullet mentioned in an interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow to justify his admonishing that her daughter did not make money.
“Bullet said in one interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow, that alone justifies the fact that Ebony did not make money from music “
There has being several issues and allegations raised against Nii Amanor Dodoo of KPMG as far as his work as the Receiver of defunct Unibank is concern.
Notable among his accusers is Ghanaian Business Mogul His Royal Highness King Oscar Yao Doe, who has accused him of deliberately misleading Ghana Police over a letter he claims he send to him among other allegations.
Oscar has been very candid about Nii Amanor Dodoo’s incompetence and some at some point he even suggested that Nii Amanor Dodoo should be sacked from his position as Receiver. Well, Nii Amanor Dodoo has reportedly been pushed out and King Oscar writes in a post to find out whether Nii Amanor Dodoo’s retirement package will be frozen or not.
Oscar Yao Doe is of the view that most of the auditing work done by the firm led by Nii Amanor Dodoo has resulted in the unfortunate collapse of many local banks and other financial institutions, hence the laid down of workers. Increasing unemployment in the country, Oscar Yao Doe also asked if the retirement of Nii Amanor Dodoo means the firm is exempted from lawsuits from collapsed banks?
Read his full post below.
THE DECEIVER NII AMANOR BUTCHER DODOO HAS BEEN PUSH OUT OF THE DISHONEST ACCOUNTING FIRM KPMG,TODAY IS HIS LAST DAY IN OFFICE AT THE COOKED & BAKED AUDIT FIRM KPMG! THEY PACKAGED IT AS A RETIREMENT LIKE A MOVIE! WOW WOW WOW! GHANA GHANA GHANA!
HAS KPMG FROZEN HIS RETIREMENT BENEFITS? WHO CARES! WHO KNOWS?
DOES THIS ACTION EXEMPTS THE DISHONEST KPMG FROM LAW SUITS BY THE AFFECTED BANKS AND SHAREHOLDERS? THE ANSWER IS BOLDLY NO NO NO!
SEE THE REASON BELOW:
KPMG KNEW THAT WHEN THE BANK OF GHANA APPOINTED NII DECEIVER DODOO AS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE AFFECTED BANKS THAT HE NII DECEIVER HIMSELF AUDITED THROUGH KPMG WAS A PROBLEMATIC, BUT YET THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF RECORD SHOWING THAT KPMG PROTESTED THE DECISION BY BANK OF GHANA, KPMG TOOK A JUICY FEES OF MILLIONS FROM BANK OF GHANA FOR A DISHONEST JOB DONE TO DESTROYED OUR LOCAL GHANAIAN OWNED BANKS AND BUSINESSES.
SO BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF KPMG TO PUT ON RECORD THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMPLAINED TO BANK OF GHANA FOR THEIR ACTION, AND AS A RESULT NII DECEIVER DODOO BECAME THE AUDITOR OF THE BANKS, THE PROSECUTOR OF THE BANKS, THE VALIDATOR OF HIS OWN AUDIT FOR THE BANKS, THE JUDGE FOR THE BANKS, AND NOW NII DECEIVER TURNED HIMSELF INTO UNIBANK GHOST CLAIMING FOOLISHLY HE IS SUING UNIBANK OWNERS WITHOUT ANY SHAME.
SO NOW THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR ALL THE AFFECTED BANKS AND SHAREHOLDERS TO SUE KPMG MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR DAMAGES! NOW IS ALSO THE MOMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE BANK OF GHANA ITSELF FOR THIS SCANDAL OF DESTROYING LOCAL BUSINESSES.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) will, from next term, introduce sex education into the curriculum of basic schools to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.
At age six, Primary One pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different sexes and groups.
As the pupils graduate to the upper primary, they will be made to study different modules of sexuality that include relationship, friendship, dating and courtship.
The guideline module for 11-year-olds in Primary Six includes fertility, pregnancy-related issues, childbirth and respecting gender differences.
This is part of the Guidelines for the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is expected to integrate gender, human values and sexual and reproductive health rights perspectives into sexuality education in Ghana.
The Executive Director of the National Population Council, one of the promoters of the curriculum, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, said in an interview that the focus of the CSE was to empower children to make the right choices when parents, religious leaders fail to play their roles.
Giving an alarming statistics to buttress her point, Dr Appiah said teenage pregnancy was high in the country and that in every 1,000 adolescents, there were record cases of 140 teenage pregnancies.
“It is 16 in 1000 adolescents in the developed countries, in China it is seven in 1000. These should guide what we do or don’t do,” she said.
“This will provide an opportunity for young people to develop and understand their values, attitudes, and insights about sexuality.
“It will also help young people develop relationships and interpersonal skills and take responsibility for sexual and reproductive health and well-being,” she said.
The National Population Council said society had the responsibility to prepare the youth with enough education that gave them the tools they needed to make healthy decisions.
Already, parts of the CSI guideline modules are studied in the junior and senior high schools as part of the core and elective subjects. However, the guideline has spelt out separate and different modules to be compulsorily studied for senior high schools.
According to Dr Appiah, for sex education to be comprehensive, it should cover a broad range of issues relating to the physical, biological, emotional and social aspects of sexuality.
“The rationale is that at this stage of their development, what young people need in sexual and reproductive health and rights education are topics on the development of positive attitude, orientation and skills which they will need now and in the future,” she said.
Anti LGBT campaigners
Already, some anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) campaigners have criticised the introduction of CSE in public schools, saying it will replace advocacy for abstinence with sex participation at any age, if one so desires.
They fear that schools in the country are no longer safe for the schoolchildren, as the LGBT campaigners are taking control of what is taught in the classroom.
But the Head of the National Population Council, who is also a medical doctor, said investments in adolescent health and well-being brought a triple dividend of benefits now into future adult life, and for the next generation of children.
The guidelines consist of 59 topics which have been grouped into nine modules. The modular approach was informed by aspects of the principles of curriculum development, namely, appropriateness, matching and logical grouping.
It takes into consideration the concepts of sequencing, with each successive experience building on preceding issues with the intention of deepening knowledge and skills and continuity.
The sexual education programme is offered to primary and junior high school pupils aged 4-14 years. The approach has ensured that there is a uniform set of topics for all in-school pupils in the country.
Source: Daily Graphic
Ghanaian Highlife musician, Ofori Amponsah has advised ex-president John Dramani Mahama not to contest in the upcoming 2020 presidential elections.
In an interview with Happy FM, the multiple VGMA award winner posited that he does not understand the rationale behind Mahama’s unexpected comeback as he needs to step aside for another person to take over.
“If I were him, I will not contest again. He has done too much for us, he should rather be behind and push others. Those advising him are different but if I were to advise him, he should channel his energy and knowledge to helping the young ones. That’s my opinion but if he thinks he has an unfinished job and wants to continue, that is in the hands of Ghanaians.” he added.
Somewhere last year, former President John Dramani Mahama announced that he is seeking a second shot at the presidency because he believes he owes a duty to God and the country to do so.
John Mahama’s declaration ends months of speculation about his intention to make a comeback.