Wednesday 20 September 2017
(APA 09/15/17)
The Ghanaian press focuses on public sector workers unions outrage over second tier pension scheme funds transfer delays on Friday. The Daily Graphic states "Public Sector Workers Angry" and that the Forum of Public Sector Registered Pension Scheme has given the government up to September 29 this year to transfer funds belonging to its members from the Temporary Pension Fund Account Fund (TPAF) lodged with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to the designated schemes or face strike action. It said anything short of this would compel the group to embark on industrial action beginning from September 29. The Chairman of the forum, Mr. Isaac Bampoe Addo, told a news conference that the group was frustrated...
(Xinhuanet 09/13/17)
In an effort to promote economic development and solve complex conservation challenges facing world heritage sites, the African World Heritage Fund Patron and former President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba will host a business leader's breakfast event in Namibian Capital, Windhoek on Thursday. The African World Heritage Fund is an initiative of the African Member States of the African Union and UNESCO, launched in 2006. Webber Ndoro, executive director of the African World Heritage Fund, at a media briefing on Tuesday in Windhoek said that the aim of the event is to promote a holistic private sector engagement, raise a sense of ownership and accountability for heritage protection as well as transmission of World Heritage sites in Namibia and Africa. "To...
(Ghana Web 09/11/17)
Anita Erskine has shared an extensive post talking about the ‘fragile’ side of popular radio and tv personality Valentina Agyeiwaa also known as Afia Schwarzenegger which most social media users have not had the privilege to observe. Award-winning women’s advocate, Anita Erskine has added her voice to celebrities seeking justice for fellow TV personality and actress, Afia Schwarzenegger, whose scandalous sexual video, allegedly recorded by her ex-husband, Lawrence Abrokwa for cheating went viral across all media platforms across the country...
(Citifmonline 09/07/17)
To the sound of roaring cheers and applause at the Labadi Beach Hotel, a 23 year-old graduate’s childhood dream came true when she was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017 at the pageant’s hugely anticipated grand finale. Ruth Quashie, a Business Administration graduate who hails from the Central Region eclipsed 120 young women from across Ghana with her ‘confidence, attentiveness and beauty’ to win the coveted title last Saturday (2nd September). Awarded to her in front of high profile guests and...
(Ghana Web 09/06/17)
It would seem that there is some truth in earlier reports that TV show host and comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger was kicked out of her marital home by her husband after he reportedly caught her in bed with another man. YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a source close to the controversial celebrity had told Ghanaian celebrity gossip website, GhanaCelebrities.com of the development. However, barely days after the report went out, Afia Schwarzenegger took to social media to threaten to bring up a...
(APA 09/06/17)
The Ghanaian press on Wednesday focuses on heavy debts saddling the private sector following protracted power crisis and the frustration of parents over admission to Senior High Schools. The Business and Financial Times (B&FT) states that the delay in the payments to companies for finished government projects and almost a decade of power crisis in the country are responsible for high indebtedness of the private sector to banks. The newspaper quotes a Bank of Ghana (BoG) Industry Report for June...
(Ghana Web 09/05/17)
Comedian Funny Face, known in private life as Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng has incurred the wrath of many after subjecting his wife, Elizabeth Adjoa Ntim to public ridicule. One of such is controversial marriage counselor, George Lutterodt who described the comedian as “a stupid boy”. Funny Face broke up with his wife in 2016, ending what he said was two torturous years of marriage. He blamed himself for the outcome of the marriage, alleging his wife slept with some of...
(APA 09/04/17)
The introduction of paperless processes at the ports in Ghana and the demolition exercise dominate the headlines of Ghanaian press on Monday. The Daily Graphic states that the Ghana Port's programme to avoid paper transactions in goods clearance and other port services would be piloted in full on Monday. The newspaper says the system although introduced last Friday was not fully tested because it was a public holiday and added that during the weekend, two requests were received and attended...
(Ghana Web 08/29/17)
Musician and dancer Akosua Adjepong, after three decades, is still nursing a bitter dancing ‘beef’ with Reggie Rockstone. She still has scores to settle with the hiplife artiste who beat her at the Black Caesar Competition in 1983 in Osu, Accra. The ‘Frema’ hit singer is calling for a rematch with Reggie Rockstone because she believes that she was cheated on the day of the competition. Advertisement Reggie Rockstone emerged winner of that competition, Adjetey Sowah came second and Akosua...
(Ghana Web 08/22/17)
Prosperity Gospel Award winner Nayaah is back to steal the ears, hearts of her fans. Catching the attention of most of her hearers from the tender age of ten, Nayaah is set to lift spirits from earth to suspend listeners into the realm of glory during worship. She is yet to release her latest single on September 8, 2017 titled, "You are the Pillar". In Nayaah's life, she has proved more purpose and continuity despite the many challenges she has...
(APA 08/22/17)
The fear of bank depositing public in the face of two collapsed giant banks and others on Tuesday catches the attention of the press in Accra. The Business Week newspaper discusses the aftermath of the takeover of the GCB Bank of two prominent Ghanaian Banks, GT Bank and UT Bank for failure to meet Bank of Ghana's stipulated reserves. The paper states that due to the compulsory takeover of the two banks, depositors have started to worry because they do...
(Ghana Web 08/18/17)
Award-winning songwriter, Martin King Arthur, known in the music scene as Kofi Kinaata, has disclosed that he is hoping for the opportunity to have collaboration with renowned Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy. He disclosed that he sees Stonebwoy as a dancehall artiste with a vision and a good track record, hence his decision to do feature him in one of his upcoming songs. Speaking on Hitz FM in Accra, Kofi Kinaata stated that he is currently looking up to Stonebwoy to...
(AFP (eng) 08/10/17)
The skull of an infant ape buried by a volcano 13 million years ago has preserved intriguing clues about the ancestor humans shared with apes -- including a likely African origin, scientists said Wednesday. A previously-unknown creature that shared an extended family with the human forefather, had a flat face like that of our far-flung cousin the gibbon, but did not move like one, its discoverers wrote in the journal Nature. They named it Nyanzapithecus alesi after "ales" -- the...
(APA 08/03/17)
The move by Ghana's Auditor-General (A-G) to prosecute some corrupt public officials dominates the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Thursday. The Daily Graphic says, "A-G goes wild, chases looters of public funds", adding that the Audit Service of Ghana has made a commitment to chase after people who have stolen public funds. The Ghanaian Times and the Heritage state that the A-G has announced it would be chasing 11 public officials, who have looted public funds. The A-G, Mr. Daniel...
(Ghana Web 08/01/17)
One of Ghana’s lawmakers, Frimpong Yaw Addo, has challenged movie makers based in Kumasi (Kumawood) to reinvent themselves to suit the current trend, rather than continuing with the duel on storylines that are most a time “outdated”. Hon. Yaw Addo, who serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso-Adubia constituency in the Ashanti Region, believes producers of Kumawood movies are yet to embrace modernisation – yen.com.gh reports! In his view, the local movie industry will only grow when film...
(Ghana Web 07/28/17)
The government of Ghana has laid down plans to build an ultra-modern music recording studio for musicians in the country, Citi Showbiz has learnt. According to the President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, the government is concerned about the low quality of music production in the country, hence the decision to set up a studio that meets international standards. “The government will set up an ultra-modern music studio so that after individual producers have done the basic...
(Ghana Web 07/20/17)
The former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin is known for possibly being the most socially interactive diplomat the country has ever had. He has been the face of trolls, sharp and sometimes heated debates with Ghanaian, given his very vocal opinions on the issues in Ghana. While some have called him out for being too ‘nosy’ when it comes to Ghanaian issues, others have been impressed with his dedication to being as open, opinionated and interactive with Ghanaians...
(Ghana Web 07/18/17)
Nana Tonardo, a friend of Deloris Frimpong-Manso and a star of Delays’ Afia Schwarzenegger TV series has stated that Delay jumps from one hotel to another seeking for white men. Deloris Frimpong-Manso and Nana Tonardo’s friendship has come to an end–following a message Delay posted on Instagram, claiming she takes nobodies like Tornado and turn them into somebodies. Tonardo who is an actor on Delay’s Afia Schwarzenegger TV Series has thrown shots at Delay, rubbishing Delay’s claims and going on...
(Ghana Web 07/17/17)
After starring in Delay’s ‘Afia Schwarzenegger’ TV Series for 6 years, Nana Tornado has called it quits labelling the producer, fake, disloyal and a cheat. According to the actor, he was never remunerated despite his hard work in making the show very popular. Although he enjoyed putting smiles on the faces of fans, he regrets dealing with Delay because she has been very ungrateful and annoyingly bossy. Speaking to JDK and Mimi Kay on Radio XYZ, Nana Tornado recounted sending...
(APA 07/17/17)
The arrest of 15 suspected cop killers dominates the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Monday. The Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times and others said after an attack on two police officers at Abeka Lapaz, a suburb in Accra, which led to the death of one Constable Daniel Owusu, the police have arrested 15 people in an operation to arrest the killers. The suspects include a 27-year old female and some other Nigerian nationals. The Greater Accra Regional Police Command on Sunday...

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