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Gov’t officials begged me to destroy Anas – Ken Agyapong


The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has revealed that some big men within the party asked him to destroy renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The controversial politician confessed that after mounting a spirited defense for the party, some members with the NPP have now decided to embarrass and destroy his reputation.

Mr. Agyapong in the wake of the Number 12 documentary, which exposed massive corruption at the Ghana Football Association leading to the resignation of GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi, attacked Anas on several occasions calling him a fraud and a criminal person.

He went to further to release some pictures he claimed were that of the investigative journalist.

But in an interview on Oman FM, the NPP firebrand added that he will not seek a re-election due to how the NPP is embarrassing him after he was used to destroy Anas and the Tiger Eye PI firm.

“After mounting a spirited defense for the party against undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, I was disgraced in parliament like a child,” the fuming Assin Central lawmaker said.

He added: “Look at how the party is using me and eventually will disgrace me. I have had enough and I am quitting, I am telling you in plain words. Before the Anas video came out, those who had the chance to preview it were alarmed and knew it will put the party in a bad light. They sent emissaries to my house at dawn to go and defend the party; thereafter they disgraced me in parliament.

“Anybody who is at the NPP headquarters lobbying to be a Minister if I am not an MP he cannot run me down. Nobody can also come and ask me to leave my house at 7am and go to defend the party on radio or television. Politics is not the only means through which one can make it. I am tired of NPP and the embarrassments.”

“I have decided not to contest again because of NPP and their conduct. The way they are using me and making me to face all sorts of embarrassment I do not think I can continue. You can record and go and play to them. Where I have lived my life up to and they are treating me, I am calling it quits,” Mr. Agyapong stated.

Source: Starrfm.com.gh

Zambians apply for Middle East maid and driver jobs


Hundreds of Zambians have so far applied to be employed as maids and drivers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait, reports the state owned Zambia Daily Mail.

Last month, UAE and Kuwait requested the southern African nation to provide 1,000 citizens to work as drivers and maids in the two countries.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe told Zambia Daily Mail that medical and police screening processes have already started.

She said government had engaged a recruitment agency to receive applications for the UAE and Kuwait jobs.

“We have received an overwhelming response from Zambians who are interested in working in the two countries. The recruitment agency we have engaged has received about a thousand applications,” she said.

Ms Mwanakatwe said her ministry is working with the Ministries of Labour and Social Security and Foreign Affairs to ensure the recruitment process is accelerated.

She said once the screening process is completed, those selected will be advised on the dos and don’ts while working in the two countries.

She said: “The citizens will be sent in batches until we meet the required number of those that we are sending. We will have people working as cleaners, drivers, while others will work in hotels.”

Ms Mwanakatwe said government will keep constant contact with those who will be selected through the Zambian embassy in those countries.

However, other citizens took to social media questioning the offer given the poor labour records in the two countries.Article share tools.


Inspiring story of a mother and daughter duo who piloted a Delta flight


A mother and daughter have won hearts after they both piloted a plane together from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

The mother-daughter duo, who are both pilots, are being referred to as mother-daughter goals after their photo was shared online by John R. Watret, a pilot and the Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

He wrote: “Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother-daughter flight crew. Great flight. Inspiring for you women.”

Inspiring story of a mother and daughter duo who piloted a Delta flight


Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward charged by Uefa over celebration


uventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side’s 2-0 first-leg victory.

Ronaldo made the gesture after his third goal of his hat-trick in the return leg as Juventus won 3-0.

Uefa will rule on the case on 21 March.

Simeone was fined 20,000 euros (£17,000) for his celebration.

Juventus have been drawn to play Dutch side Ajax in the quarter-finals.


Midland assault case: Lance Cpl. Amanor back at post – Police


The police service will not be pursuing any further criminal action against Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor, the police officer who assaulted a lady at a Midland Savings and Loans branch in Accra.

He has subsequently returned to post.

The Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu confirmed this in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday.

ACP Eklu said: “internal disciplinary processes” are still ongoing after the assault which occurred in July 2018 but added that any individual aggrieved by the police’s handling of the case can head to court.

“If somebody is still not satisfied, he can go to court and look at it or revisit again but we have done what we are supposed to do be done as per the law.”

Fredrick Amanor was arrested and arraigned for assaulting a customer of Midlands Savings and Loans Company in 2018.

But the widely condemned act of police brutality did not result in any conviction in court because the case was discharged due to a purported lack of interest in the trial by the victim, Patience Osafo.

He is now back at post, according to ACP Eklu, who added that there was no cause for alarm.

“There are certain duties that the police officer will not perform,” he told Bernard Avle on the Citi Breakfast Show.

“The police officer [Fredrick Amanor] is working now. He is going through internal disciplinary processes. It involves counselling, supervision and all that so what I am saying is that we do not endorse that kind of action but at the end of the day we would have all hoped that the law would have been applied but it ended at a certain point.”

Responding to concerns about the handling of Fredrick Amanor’s case, ACP Eklu said: “what it tells me is that there is the need for more public engagement on some of these issues.”

“We have done it even to the extent that people said we were even too harsh on the police officer because he was immediately arrested, placed in custody, interdicted and all that.”

Controversy over court case

Counsel for Patience Osafo disputed claims that his client was not interested in continuing with the case.

This was contrary to a court judgement dismissing the case, citing the lack of interest by the victim who is said to have failed to appear before the court on a number of occasions to testify.

Her lawyer, Samson Lardy Anyenini, rejected the claims.

“There were proper charges that were supposed to have been proffered against the gentlemen, but that had not been made. The fact we know is that he was to be charged with more than a mere assault, but because it was the police doing the case against their colleague, they obviously looked the other way and did not look at the felony of causing harm with the potential of ten years of jail. They could have added the charge of exposing the child to danger as shown in the video. They didn’t do all of these,” he added.

Lance Corporal Amanor assaulted Patience Osafo in July 2018 when she was trying to withdraw her savings of GHc 270.00 after office hours due to frustrations from the bank.

The police officer got physical after Patience Osafo refused to leave the banking hall with her grandchild because her money had not been given to her.

The police officer was seen holding onto the woman and hitting her multiple times with an umbrella, as she tried to push her out of the banking hall.

He also attempted to violently drag her out of the building as she held the baby in her arms.

The incident was captured on video and went viral on social media sparking public outrage and drawing condemnation from Amnesty International, the Ghana Bar Association, the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection, and a number of civil society organizations.

Source: citinewsroom.com

I am a full Ashanti-Benedicta Gafah says as she says she has a lot of questions to ask her father


Actress and businesswoman Benedicta Gafah, says she has many questions to ask her father including why he decided to give her and her siblings, a surname which is alien to Ashantis.

The pretty Kumawood star, insists she is an Ashanti but her father without any tangible reason, gave her a surname which many link her to the Volta Region.

Benedicta, also said she was named Bernice from birth but her father for unknown reason, changed it to Benedicta because according to him, there were many in her school, who bore the same name.

According to her, for some strange reasons, her father did not want his immediate family to get close to his extended family.

“I don’t know but for some weird reasons which I am yet to ask him, he did not want us to get close to his extended family”, she revealed.

The now co-hostess of TV3 Music Music show, said this on the Mcbrown Kitchen show on Sunday when she featured to prepare her favourite food.

 Asked if that was the reason why he changed their surname, the actress said she cannot tell even though he gave them the name anyways.

“My original name was Bernice Afia Bermah. But, when my father decided to live with us and also in my school, because there were a lot of pupils in her class with the name Bernice, her father opted to change her name to Benedicta, which he said he liked more and means blessing. It was there, I was given Benedicta Gafah”.

Here, Nana Ama still wanted to know why the change from Bermah to Gafah but as stated earlier, she could not tell except to say, she has many things to ask the father and that at the right time, she would ask him.

“Maa, myself, I have a lot of questions to ask my father”.

By Gifty Arthur/ghanadat.com

Charterhouse always breaks our hearts – Praye


The nominees list for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), released last Friday, March 15, continues to generate a lot of discussions among music enthusiasts and entertainment pundits.

While some are satisfied with the nominations, not everyone, including artistes are happy with it and one of them is Hiplife group, Praye.

One of the group’s members, Choirmaster, has since the list was released, used his social media handles to express his misgivings about the awards and has also blasted the organisers of the VGMA, Charterhouse.

In an interview with Showbiz, Choirmaster said he had come to the realisation that Charterhouse took delight in breaking the group’s heart by not giving them recognition when they deserved it.

Praye had been tipped for nomination in the Best Group of the Year category but were snubbed and Choirmaster said he was disappointed and heartbroken.

“This is not the first time Charterhouse is doing this to Praye because they always break our hearts when expectations are high.

“I quite remember in 2008 when Praye’s music was ruling the airwaves and Angelina and other songs were quite big, Charterhouse cheated us by giving Artiste of the Year to Okyeame Kwame.

“It broke our hearts and we nearly gave up on music but we encouraged ourselves and moved on. I have observed that has been their way and I’m surprised after holding this event for 20 years, they haven’t changed their fake awards scheme,” he stated.

Choirmaster, real name Eugene Baah, said even though the establishment of Ghana Music Awards was aimed at building Ghanaian music, it has rather become a curse to the industry’s growth and the organisers took interest in filling their pockets and awarding their friends and their cronies.

After a split which lasted about five years, Praye made up of Praye Tintin, Praye Honeho (Choirmaster) and Praye Tietia reunited last year and released three songs; ‘Disco Light’, ‘Adesua’ and ‘Gban Gbai.’

Choirmaster said he was particularly disappointed because Charterhouse begged them to perform last year because they believed in their brand.

“They know we are back and Praye as always is a force to reckon with that was why they appealed to us to perform last year.

“Besides, we performed at a number of big events including EIB Concert, YFM Area Code, Decemba 2Rememba, Adom TV Carols Festival, Olams End of Year party, Odwira Festival, Kwahu Bliss on the Hills, Grand finale of TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful and a number of Christmas and New Year parties I can’t mention here.

“I doubt if Ghanaians even know some names in the Group of the Year category, talk less of their music. VGMA is 20 years so let’s support and promote good music,” he added.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Sad! Kenyan drug addict rescued from streets by his childhood friend, dies two years after


A Kenyan drug addict who went viral after he was rescued from the streets by his childhood friend in 2017 has died.

Patrick Hinga Wanjiru,  who almost ran mad because of drugs was rescued a former classmate and childhood friend, Wanja Mwaura, who fed and helped get him admitted at Chiromo lane Medical Center, where he got rehabilitated.

Taking to her Facebook on Monday morning to share the sad news, Wanja said Patrick had gone to visit his friends on Thursday before calling his mother to complain about stomach-ache, but it wasn’t serious. She also noted that he spent the night with his friends but on Saturday night when the problem persisted, he went to a hospital where he passed on.

Read what she wrote below.

Sad! Kenyan drug addict rescued from streets by his childhood friend, dies two years after?


I lost my memory recently – Obrafuor


Ghanaian hiplife artiste, Obrafuor, has disclosed that he experienced memory loss recently.

“Recently, I was sick and I had a memory loss totally, but it came back”, he told Nana Kwesi Asare on ‘The Big Show’ on Class 91.3FM on Saturday, 16 March 2019.

He said he does not know what really went wrong but he woke up one morning and could not move parts of his body – a situation that caused his admission at the 37 Military Hospital, Accra.

“I don’t know what happened. I woke up one morning, was going to brush my teeth and I realised I couldn’t move my hands, so, they took me to 37 Military Hospital and I was there for about a month; they did all they could, including brain scans but they couldn’t detect anything, but I came back.”

The ‘Pae Mu Ka’ hitmaker stated that he realised how blessed he is after having a brush with death countless times.

“Just recently, two years ago, there was an incident where I had to be at the Korle Bu Intensive Care Unit for three months. I fell on my neck and in that case, that was where I realised that a lot has happened to me. This is what I say all the time and everybody says I’m blessed”.

According to the rapper, when someone survives difficult situations and still bounces back, that is what is called ‘being blessed’; not just having money and leaving a good life

“When somebody has money and he can afford anything, he thinks he’s blessed. The grace is sufficient, God’s grace is sufficient”, he said.

“But if you want to see the hand of God, it is not that everything is okay for you, you have what you want, the children, you have a beautiful wife and all that but people who go through difficult situations and they come back, to me that is what I call the hand of God, so, I have seen that God’s hands have been mighty because in all cases, Jesus came through for me”, he stated.

Source: classfmonline.com

Inna Patty sues Ex-Miss Ghana Queens for defamation


Miss Ghana 2010 Stephanie Karikari and others have been dragged to an Accra High Court by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Events Ghana Limited (EEGL).

Inna, who is also Miss Ghana 2004 winner and the CEO of EEGL, in a lawsuit spotted by NEWS-ONE, seeks to clear her name of allegations by the ex- queens that she has turned the Miss Ghana pageant into an “escort agency”.

In December 2017, three former winners of the Miss Ghana pageant painted a gloomy picture of the beauty event, alleging that they were pimped by the organisers.

The queens— Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Antoinette Delali Kemavor Miss (Ghana 2015) and Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi )Miss Ghana 2013) — spoke to entertainment website Ghanacelebrities.com and claimed they were sometimes pimped to raise money to support the pageant run by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Event Ghana.

Inna had subsequently denied the allegations, but she is also in court to seek a legal redress of the matter to clear her name and the bad image the queens created about the very Miss Ghana brand.

The others captured in the lawsuit in addition to the above mentioned queens are Margaret Kuma-Minta (Miss Ghana 2013 first runner-up), Chris Vincent and Ghanacelebrities.com.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com


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