BANKING SCANDAL: HRH OSCAR DOE ACCUSES OSEI GYASI OF BEING ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THE CRISIS

The chairman of Doscar Group Holdings, HRH Oscar Yao Doe has called out the Head of Banking Supervision at the Bank of Ghana, Osei Gyasi, adding him to the list of individuals that needed to be questioned over the ongoing banking crisis in Ghana.

The multimillionaire businessman was chronic of Mr Osei Gyasi who he said he used to take for a brilliant person until he had course to deal with his office at BoG. HRH Doe Believes Gyasi is one of the architects of the on-going crisis.

He said all these in a latest public post. Before now, the philanthropist has been critical of the persons of the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison and Nii Amanor Dodoo, a former principal at KPMG Ghana, alleging them of complicity in the process that led to the collapse of some indigenous financial institutions and local companies in the country recently. Read the post in full below….

“I Thought This Gentleman, Osei Gyasi (Head Of Banking Supervision, Bank of Ghana) Was Brilliant, Till I Dealt With His Office. He Is Part Of The Problem.

The Question Is Which Criteria Do We Use In Ghana To Appoint People Into Very Important Portfolios? Is It Masters Degree. Is IT Ph.D? Or (Just) Chairing Committees And Doing Some Feasibility Studies?

I Suppose This Is The Criteria.. Any Person (To Be Considered For Public Portfolios) Must Have Demonstrated Or Proved Personal Achievements Either In The Public Or Private Sector Before A High Profile Portfolio Can Be Given To Handle Because The Ability To Make Very Critical Decisions Within A Moment Is (Very) Key. And Most Importantly, The Ability To Make Decisions Based On Fairness And Open Mindedness Is Extremely Essential.

With All Due Respect To His Family, I Score Mr Osei Gyasi A Zero In Terms Of Performance! I Think He Is Just There Doing ‘Yes Sir Master (A Yesman Job). Because, It Took 4 Beautiful Months To Respond To A Letter Which Is Bringing Money To The State. Meanwhile, Too Much Nonsense Of Noise Was Going Via The Media Through The Bank Of Ghana Publications “We Are Protecting Depositors’ Money”, We Are Cleaning The Banking Sector”, The Recovery Process Is Slow”, This And That! Yet, Pure Deception. Time Will Tell”.

MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY OF GHANA CAMPAIGN TO END MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

This world mental day it’s time to change how the public think about mental health. The Mental Health Society of Ghana are leading a campaign to end mental health stigma in Greater Accra.

A group of 25 women and men who have experienced mental health problems such as bipolar and depression are taking action to end stigma and discrimination in Greater Accra. By sharing their personal stories, they want to challenge myths and change how their communities think about mental health.

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. To mark this day and raise awareness of mental health, the champions will be running an event and speaking out at the University of Professional, Accra. The Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) are working with UK-based NGO Time to Change Global and international disability and development organisation, CBM. They will develop, test, deliver and evaluate a pilot anti-stigma campaign, led by the group of volunteer ‘champions’. Four other pilot campaigns are launching with local NGOs in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

MEHSOG seek to represent and unite all people with mental illness and epilepsy in Ghana. An important part of this work is to educate the public, increase awareness and reduce mental health stigma. Despite being a common problem in Ghana, they know more needs to be done to challenge myths and get people talking openly about mental health problems. The champions are supported by a Project Coordinator, Abena Korkor, who has her own experience of bipolar disorder. She said, “By sharing your experience, it helps people realise they might also have problems with their own mental health. But more than this, it helps
them to be a little more sympathetic. On World Mental Health Day, this is so important!”

People with personal experience of mental health problems are at the heart of the campaign. Their stories show the real impact of mental health stigma in Ghana, but they also offer hope – that recovery is possible and that public ideas about mental illness can change. The 25 champions are running a series of events to reach members of the public, share their stories and challenge ideas about what it means to have a mental health problem. As well as the latest event at University of Professional, Accra, other events have taken place at 6 locations in Greater Accra, namely, Accra mall, West Hills mall, Nima Market, Mallam Atta
market, Achimota mall and the University of Ghana.

The champions stories show the real impact of mental health stigma in Ghana, but they also offer hope – that recovery is possible and that public ideas about mental illness can change. Champion, Martha says, “We can make things better for people with mental illness by talking. That is why I wanted to be a champion. I want to tell people when you fall, it does not mean you’ll remain there. You can stand up. There is hope.”Champion, Bernard, explains how mental health stigma has affected him, “The stigma is everywhere. The respect given to you diminishes. For a long time, when I see my family and I open my mouth to speak, everybody turns their face in the opposite direction.”

Alongside the Champion-led events, work is underway to develop a behaviour change campaign to transform public attitudes, perceptions and behaviour towards mental health in Greater Accra. Four audience research groups were carried out by Consumer Insights Consult Africa, to shape the behaviour change campaign and understand how people in Accra think and feel about mental health problems. This research showed that there is low knowledge and understanding of mental health problems in Ghana and that the ideas and opinions the public do have are largely negative.

“They are not predictable. You don’t know when they will strike”. “If a family member has a mental illness, people will not even want to marry from your home” Research group participants were also asked to think about how to challenge negative perceptions. Building empathy and showing that recovery is possible were some of the core recommendations from the research. “I wouldn’t like to be in that situation and people rejecting me, if I see a person in that situation I would like offer a helping hand because it might happen to me as well” Understanding how people in Accra feel about mental health will ensure this behaviour
change campaign can address public fears, misunderstandings and stereotypes.

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Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) is one of the leading non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Ghana working to improve the mental health and human rights of people in Ghana and contribute to national development. About Time to Change Global and CBM Around the world, people living with mental health problems face isolation, exclusion from work and family and abuses of their human rights.

After more than 10 years of work to reduce mental health stigma in England and Wales, Time to Change Global was launched in 2018. Local organisations and people with personal experience of mental health problems are at the heart of the programme. In Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, they will be supported to shape and lead campaigns to tackle stigma and discrimination. These five pilot campaigns will look very different, depending on the needs and capacity of each local partner. Time to Change Global is run by the UK-based mental health charities, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The programme is delivered in partnership with international disability and development organisation CBM and funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and Comic Relief.

TOPAZ TAXI JOINS ONLINE DRIVING MARKET

A new drive hailing APP known as TopazTaxi has been Launched to add to the increasing competitive online driving environment. Speaking at the soft launch, Akosua Boakye, the Business Development Partner at Streams Consulting Limited a franchisee of TopazTaxi said TopazTaxi is here to fill the gap left by other operators by making it services nationwide and also introducing lifetime packages to driver partners.
As we speak TopazTaxi is available in all the regional and districts across Ghana. TopazTaxi is again challenged by the fact that even the cities in Ghana still have road transportation gaps which needs to be filled. It’s a big challenge every morning and evening during to see trolls of commuters waiting for a bus or taxi.
The special guest of honor at the ceremony Mr. Theophilus Opoku a technologist and Transport industry analyst has this to say “This is not just another competitor in the Ride-Hailing App Market but the game changer for the transport market. TopazTaxi gives riders the option of a posh Private Saloon, SUVs, Yellow Taxi, Courier Service, Car Rentals, Car Pooling and more. Riders are given the choice of paying for the trip with cash, mobile money and later to be added credit/debit card. The APP is available at the Google and Apple stores with a dedicated App for Drivers – TopazDriver with amazing features.
This an all-inclusive online transport APP with very exciting features that gives variety to riders. In addition plans a far advance to incorporate the following into the APP, Online mechanic, a provident fund scheme, access to ‘work and pay’ schemes, police hotline and many more.
The business model of TopazTaxi is to work with Franchisees to ensure excellent customer care for  Partner Drivers and Riders. When questioned about the price competitiveness and robustness of the APP this was the response from the Customer Care Partner at Streams Consulting Mrs. Angela Acheampong “Our prices are adjusted to meet the changing fuel prices while offering great incentives to cushion drivers and riders. “ TopazTaxi runs on a solid platform with full Ghanaian ownership and support from our US office. From Ghana TopazTaxi will soon be making inroads in other countries across

ENOUGH OF THE SKIN BLEACHING ALLEGATIONS…TIME TO ENJOY MY NEW MUSIC – Becca States

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 

NII AMANOR DODOO SACKED AS UNIBANK RECEIVER – Oscar Yao Doe Reveals 

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.

COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION TO START IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN GHANA

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.

Healthy decisions

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.

Nine Modules

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 

JOHN MAHAMA SHOULD FORGET ABOUT CONTESTING 2020 ELECTIONS – Ofori Amponsah

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.

GHANAIAN MILLIONAIRE, KING OSCAR DOE OFFERS TO FUND COLLABORATIONS AMONG TOP 3 MUSICIANS FROM GHANA & NIGERIA

Charismatic Ghanaian millionaire HRH Oscar Yao Doe has taken his interest in the growth show business in his country Ghana and second home Nigeria and Africa as a whole, to whole new level.

From supporting the fashion industry by organising the Eurostar Red Carpet awards to honour deserving style gods in the country, to the latest announcement of his decision to support music collaboration among three Ghanaian acts and three Nigerian acts.

He mentioned in his post on social media, the six acts in total are Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from Ghana and Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy from Nigerian.

These sensational musicians have achieved remarkable feats in their music career from singles, albums and shows. Burna Boy is currently with the most trending album in Africa and other parts of the world, he called the album African Giant. Davido has announced his new album A Good Time is arriving in October, Shatta Wale is also preparing to release Wonder Boy album, Sarkodie announced Black Love album to be released soon, and Wizkid is preparing to released Made In Lagos album.

This decision by the Ghanaian businessman will help boost and left Afrobeat to another level. What’s you take on this decision?

Read King Oscar full post below:

“BREAKING NEWS: I WANT TO SPONSOR THE BIGGEST MUSIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN GHANA’S TOP 3 ARTISTS @SHATA WALE @shattawalenima ,STONEBWOY @stonebwoyb AND SARKODIE @sarkodie AND TOP THREE TOP NIGERIA ARTISTS WIZKID @wizkidayo , DAVIDO @davidoofficial , BURNA BOY @burnaboygram NEXT YEAR! SHOULD I GO AHEAD? MAKING HISTORY FOR AFRICA SHOWBIZ KINGOSCAR GENIUS MASTER PIECE THINKING! WOW WOW WOW”

His Royal Highness Oscar Yao Doe

 

FIRE THE GOVERNOR OF BANK OF GHANA – Oscar Doe Tells President

The Chairman of Doscar Group Holdings, Oscar Yao Doe has reiterated his call to the President, Nana Akuffo-Addo to fire the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, for failing in his role, by allowing KPMG Ghana, Nii Amanor Dodoo, Pricewater House, and others who allegedly prepared questionable audit reports that led to the collapse of some indigenous financial institutions and local companies in the country recently, to be appointed as Receivers for the affected organizations.
The philanthropist/businessman however commended men at the SIT for their professionalism and conduct during his visit to honour their invitation in Accra yesterday.
Oscar Doe also said he trusts the president to act fast on this development, unless he (the President) does not want Ghanaians to know he is in charge.
The Doscar Group boss in a post this morning touch on all these, as what went down at the SIT office yesterday. Read it below..
“Nii Amanor-Dodoo declared officially as a Deceiver-in-Chief  who led KPMG to cook fictitious audit reports (and) misled the Akuffo-Addo government to destroy Ghana’s indigenous banks and local businesses.
Yesterday, I appeared at the Special Investigation Team (SIT) Office to honour their invitation. Can you imagine the alleged Demand Letter, which Nii Amanor-Dodoo stood on to claim that I have threatened to kill him doesn’t even exist? The so-called Demand Letter turned into a Ghost!
Nii Amanor-Dodoo is now officially a confused Looser-in-Chief, and a big comedian. Wow! Ghana, Ghana, Ghana,.. Ananasem! Ghana has now turned into a comedy! Drama everyday!
He thought he could mislead the Police to harass me. He had forgotten that our Police Forces are classic and top-notch. The guys at SIT are honest, compassionate, and caring professionals who have been in their institutions for over 2 or 3 decades. They (must) have experienced many dishonest cases in their careers! I salute our gallant, independent state institutions.
I urge the President, Nana Akuffo-Addo to sack the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, for appointing Nii Amanor-Dodoo and other Heads of accounting firms as Receivers after they led KPMG, Price Waterhouse and others, (as Senior Partners) to mislead the Ghana government with cooked-up audit reports to take down many indigenous banks and local businesses, which has now brought the President’s  signature visions, ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ and ‘The Year Of the Return’to question!
Yes, there were iniscipline within our local banks. A child without supervision always go wayward!The Bank Of Ghana supervision was compromised and that’s why the local banks went gaga, like it happened in the US in 2008!
The best option for the President is to proof to Ghanaians that the bulk stops with him, and that he is interested in (finding out) the truth because of the Oath he swore to! I  trust Nana Akuffo-Addo to act! Who knows? Unless otherwise!
God bless our mother land, Ghana!”

FORBES AFRICA’S “MY WORST DAY WITH PEACE HYDE” GOES GLOBAL

The leading business talk show on the number one business magazine platform, Forbes Africa My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, is set to launch its third instalment and this time, the program has a lineup of powerhouse business tycoons from the global business world.

The show which is renowned for interviewing the African continents billionaires and millionaires on their most challenging day ever in business has raised the bar by venturing into global business world to assemble a league of some of the richest and most successful African American moguls.

Reprising her role as creator, producer and host of the show that reaches some 60 million homes across 16 countries in sub Saharan Africa, Peace Hyde is set to take the award-winning show global. Successful editions have of the show has been syndicated in Ghana and South Africa drawing in an enviable guest list of some of the most powerful people in African business.

Some of the guests on this line up include, Eddie Brown, one of the wealthiest philanthropists in Baltimore and founder of Brown Capital Management investment firm with over $9 billion of assets under management; Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of $925 million ActOne, provider of workforce solutions including temporary staffing; Cathy Hughes, media mogul and founder of TV One and Urban One launched in partnership with Comcast with 53 stations across 16 markets and Bishop TD Jakes of TD jakes Enterprises to name a few.

From London, the prestigious shortlist includes the powerlist most powerful person of African and Caribbean heritage for 2017 and 2019, Tom Ilube and Ric Lewis respectively. Tom Ilube is a millionaire tech entrepreneur and education philanthropist who is the founder of AIM listed Crossword Cybersecurity and also a non-executive director of the BBC and sits on the Royal Ban of Scotland’s technology Advisory Board. Ric Lewis is a CEO of Tristan Capital Partners, an independent London headquartered real estate investment management boutique with $10 billion of assets under management.

“We have interviewed some of the most powerful people in Africa and for this season, we decided to seek out people all over the world with African heritage and explore how they overcame their most challenging day in business. When we started 3 years ago we didn’t realise how big the show will be and we have had overwhelming feedback from all over the world and hence the reason why we are going global with this season,” says Peace Hyde.

The show has previously featured Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote alongside other billionaire moguls like Africa’s second richest woman, Folorunso Alakija, South African millionaire and Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba, AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina and Ghanaian millionaire moguls Paa Kwasi Nduom. The third season of the show is sponsored by leading real estate company, Nedcomoaks.