NAA ASHORKOR SACKED FROM MULTIMEDIA GROUP

Ghanaian actress and media personality, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku has announced her departure from the Multimedia Group.

Naa Ashorkor, who hosted Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z and a ladies talk show, Strong and Sassy, wrote on Facebook Wednesday that her contract with the media group had been terminated effective Tuesday, May 5.

Describing the termination of her appointment as both good and bad news, Naa Ashokor wrote: “I have got Good news and bad news everyone! With immediate effect as of yesterday, my now former employers, Multimedia Group, terminated my appointment. That’s the bad news.” 

“Now for the good news, such situations only give my God the opportunity to show up.

It’s not an easy time to be out of a regular and steady income. We are not in normal times, but hey, I would like to use this opportunity to encourage everyone who has lost their job or income during these difficult times to not lose hope,” she added.

She also exhibited her faith and trust in God as a child of God.

“Hope is an amazing thing that gives us the ability to stand and trust God in such difficult circumstances. Don’t lose hope”

“Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans. I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

“Stay tuned for some more news soon,” she added.

Naa Ashokor joined the multimedia group in 2017 after leaving GHOne where she hosted a ladies talk show, Tales from the Powder Room.

Read her full post:

I have got Good news and bad news everyone!
With immediate effect as of yesterday, my now former employers, Multimedia Group, terminated my appointment. That’s the bad news.
Now for the good news, such situations only give my God the opportunity to show up.
It’s not an easy time to be out of a regular and steady income. We are not in normal times, but hey, I would like to use this opportunity to encourage everyone who has lost their job or income during these difficult times to not lose hope.
Hope is an amazing thing that gives us the ability to stand and trust God in such difficult circumstances. Don’t lose hope.
Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans. I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Stay tuned for some more news soon.

CLOSURE OF GHANA BORDERS EXTENDED FOR A MONTH – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the closure of Ghana’s borders have been extended for a month.

” . . government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of our borders for a month effective 1 am on Monday 4th May until Sunday 31st May,” he said.

The President who was addressing workers in a virtual May Day celebration on Friday, held at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) indicated that “we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travellers from importing the virus. These restrictions cannot and will not be a permanent feature of our lives but they are for now essential features of our lives”.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has applauded workers for their contributions towards nation-building.

“We recognize and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you…We recognize and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you,” he added.

Ghana’s Covid-19 case count

Ghana on Thursday recorded 403 more cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 2,074.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) 212 people have recovered from the disease and 17 have passed away.

Greater Accra still has the highest cases of the disease with 1,795 infections.

Ashanti has 99, Eastern 70, Central 21, Oti, 19 and Upper East 19.

Volta region has 16 cases, Northern 13, Upper West, 10, Western 9, North East 2, and Western North 1.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

“YOU WOULD BE AN EWE IF YOU WERE A GHANAIAN” – Stonebwoy Tells Keri Hilson

Ghana’s award winning Afro-Dancehall Singer Stonebwoy went live on instagram with American Singer Keri Hilson, yesterday Sunday April 26, 2020 to speak about his new album “Anloga Junction”.

During the live session a fan asked “If you a Ghanaian what tribe would you be?”

Stonebwoy answered saying “You should be Ewe. You look like an Ewe girl or I think a Fante girl somehow”.

He later admitted that because he an Ewe himself, he would tribalistic and selfish and say that she would have been an Ewe lady.

“Right now I have to be tribalistic and selfish so I think you are going to be an Ewe girl if you were a Ghanaian”, he said.

During the pair’s interaction with their fans, Rihanna’s name popped up in the conversation.

A fan asked Keri which other female artiste would she recommend to collaborate with Stonebwoy after her experience of working with him and she said: “I’d love to hear you and Rihanna”.

She explained, “She is like she kills that vibe so effortlessly. You know she’s from the Islands, from Barbados, so I think it will really be cool hearing y’all two voices on record”.

Stonebwoy agreed with her in excitement “Oh yes! And it will even be colder hearing the three of us on a song”.

The Ghanaian dancehall act featured the American singer on “Nominate” a song on his new “Anloga Junction” album, which was released last Friday, 24th April 2020.

Watch the live session below:

PEOPLE ARE DYING, PEOPLE NEED FOOD & GOVERNMENT IS ORGANIZING COVID-19 APP VIRTUAL CONCERT – John Dumelo

Actor and Politician John Dumelo has described the virtual concert organized by the government to launch the COVID-19 Tracker app as needless.

The NDC Ayawaso West Wuogon MP aspirant  was speaking on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM on Saturday, 18 April 2020. The Ministry of Communication organized the concert on Monday, 13 April 2020

However, Mr Dumelo, who revealed that he was not aware of the virtual concert until he saw comments about it on Twitter, said the resources used to organize the concert could have been used to fight the deadly virus in a more practical way.

He told show host Nana Romeo: “No, it wasn’t [necessary], I mean look, we’re in crisis; the government wants to launch an application to help COVID-19 and they’ve also gone to organize a concert, I mean it’s totally needless. It would have been more helpful if they had even invested that money used to organize the concert to, perhaps, buy more PPE or pay more allowances to the health personnel or used it for something more practical related to the COVID-19 crisis.

“The musicians who performed, it’s their business, they were doing the job they were assigned, so, I don’t blame the musicians, that one it’s not a problem. I just blame the organizers for setting up that concert. I don’t know how much they spent but at the end of the day, what is the point? People are sick, people need food, people need things, people are dying and they say they want to organize a concert to launch an app? What will the app also do? It’s pointless and needless.”

STOP PUTTING PRESSURE ON CELEBRITIES TO DONATE…WE ARE ALSO SUFFERING – Bismark TheJoke

Comic actor Bismark Odio popularly known as Bismark TheJoke has urged his fans and the general public to stop pressurising public figures to donate by all means during these extraordinary times.

Since the coronavirus breakout in Ghana in February, countless celebrities and public figures have donated several items at different parts of the country and there has been pressure from the public on known people who haven’t donated yet to do so. But according to Bismark, not every public figure or celebrity can donate item because they are also suffering.

Speaking during an interview with Ola Michael on Neat FM’s “Entertainment GH”, this morning, Bismark revealed that all is not rosy for some celebrities as people may assume.

“It is not easy for some of us. Several people keep saying celebrities must donate but I am telling you the truth a lot of celebrities are suffering but nobody is speaking for them because they say we are public figures so we don’t even have the chance to say that you are also suffering”.

According to Bismark who is celebrating his birthday today Wednesday April, 15, 2020, the movie industry was already suffering before the outbreak of coronavirus and things are even getting worse now.

He also spoke about how he is coping with the current lockdown situation among other things.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

PRESIDENT’S 3-MONTHS FREE WATER WILL ONLY BENEFIT RICH PEOPLE – John Dumelo

Ghanaian actor and politician, John Dumelo has stated the absorption of water bills by the government for three months will benefit the middle and upper class in the Ghanaian society.

In a post sighted by Zionfelix.net, the aspiring Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon lamented those who fall within the lower income bracket won’t benefit from this initiative.

He said the lower class, which are the majority are not relying on Ghana Water Company as their source of water, but they buy from dealers using poly tanks at their neighbourhoods.

John Dumelo wrote on Twitter: “I feel this 3 months free water for all is good but will only benefit the middle and upper class. Those in the lower income bracket( they are the majority) still buy water in their neighbourhoods from those who sell them in Polytanks.”

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the decision made by his government following a partial lockdown in some parts of the country to control the spread of Coronavirus.

“Again, the Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply.

Furthermore, Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities,” President Akufo Addo stated in his address made on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

NANA KWAME BEDIAKO OFFER HIS LUXURIOUS $50M No1. OXFORD STREETS HOTEL TO BE USED AS COVID-19 HOSPITAL

Ghanaian Real estate mogul Nana Kwame Bediako has joined the fight against the outbreak of novel Covid-19 that has triggered a global health scare and jolted the global economy.

Bediako has pledged one of his premier properties on Oxford Street to be converted into hospitals to treat patients amid the outbreak of Coronavirus.

The property will be used as a quarantine location, isolation centre or a temporary hospital.

The real estate developer Nana Kwame Bediako also known as ‘Freedom Jacob Caesar’ said, he is offering his 5-star luxury serviced apartment hotel to be used as a safe place for the medics should the need arise in the country’s battle against the spread of coronavirus.

“We are hoping that the disease does not affect more people in Ghana. But should the need arise, we are preparing to work with government and health organizations to utilize No 1 Oxford Street Hotel and Suites as a centre to house victims and/or medical personnel.

“We invested over $50 million to complete No 1 Oxford Street which recently opened in January but I am moved to offer the property to be used for good, to help my people during this critical time,” Bediako said.

Mr Bediako is the founder of the Kwarleyz Group, an umbrella company which encompasses Wonda World Estates, Petronia City Development, New Africa Construction, and Belfast City & Property Management.

His offers comes at a time that Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei’s bid to offer a 100-bed capacity facility in Tema-West to covid -19 fight was protested by his neighbours.

The residents expressed concern that the disease being fought is highly contagious and using the facility which is not an isolation centre could expose residents to the dreaded pandemic. The Bishop now says he would look at other options of helping fight the virus.

See photos of the edifies below:

Source: Ghanaweb.com

31 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS RECOVER IN GHANA – Minister of Health Reveals

Thirty-one out of the 152 persons who were receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus have recovered, the Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has disclosed.

He said, however, that they will be kept in isolation and monitored for about four weeks. After this period, more tests will be conducted before they are declared to have fully recovered.

This brings the total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Ghana to 33. Five persons have, however, died after contracting the COVID-19.

The development brings relief to many as Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa enter day two of a partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

More than 37,000 people have died from COVID-19 globally, while over 780,000 infections have been confirmed in at least 178 countries and territories. More than 166,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

In Ghana and all countries across the world, stringent measures, including lockdowns have been declared to curb the spread of the disease.

On Monday, the Health Service in its web updates indicated that no new cases had been recorded.

“The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research tested 17 samples from the Upper East (3), North East (3) and Ashanti (11) regions all of which were Negative.

“No new test results have been received from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update”.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana stands at 152 with five deaths as of March 30, 2020.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

GHANA’S CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED CASES RISES TO 132

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100; with the current tally now pegged at 132.

According to the GHS, as at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.” 

The GHS indicated on its portal that those people are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative”.

Statistics put out shows that the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

Meanwhile, in respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

“Out of these, 204 have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up,” the statement read.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

ALL BEACHES IN GHANA ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has ordered the closure of beaches across Ghana to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the country.

GTA issued the directive in a statement dated Monday, March 23, 2020.

The GTA order which is supported National Security and the Ghana Police Service, will begin patrols on the beaches from Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to ensure patrons and managers of the beaches comply with the closure order.

Ghana is desperately working around the clock to contain the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah