Monday, November 30

Day: July 14, 2020

Lack of resources affecting female artistes in Ghana-Sista Afia
Entertainment

Lack of resources affecting female artistes in Ghana-Sista Afia

Ghanaian music sensation, Sista Afia, has said Ghanaian female artistes are not making the needed impact on the continent due to lack of resources. Nigerian female artistes have over the past years dominated the Africa music circles with the likes Tiwa Savage, Simi, Yemi Alade, Sinach, among others making a significant impact across the globe, only a few Ghanaian female artistes including their male counterparts have been unable to hit the top list of various African music charts. In an interview the GNA Entertainment, she said the Nigerian music setting was well resourced which had helped them thrive with the works in Africa and beyond. “Ghanaian female musicians are doing what they can at the moment. When it comes to vocal delivery, songwriting, and stage performances, Ghana ...
J Derobie advises on nudity in music videos
Entertainment

J Derobie advises on nudity in music videos

Nudity and sexual content is becoming a constant in the Ghanaian music scene, from lyrics to music videos down to live performances. Fast-rising dancehall/afrobeat artiste, J. Derobie, has shared his take on this new trend, and what needs to be done about it. J. Derobie mentioned that music is an art of people telling stories, sometimes personal stories or personal opinions, thus the sexual content and portrayal of nudity. However, in his view, artistes should learn to put out their sexual thoughts in their music through coded means because there are children who listen to their music. “There are children coming up and it will help if the nudity is limited. During my childhood, you wouldn’t see such things. It was balanced. If you’re even watching a movie and there’s a kis...
EC registers 4.4 million applicants
Politics

EC registers 4.4 million applicants

The Electoral Commission has registered 4.4 million applicants at the close of the second phase of the on-going registration exercise. The Commission said the total applicants registered constituted almost 30 per cent of the projected figure of 15 million and that the EC, in the next few weeks, was anticipating to register about 10.5 million people.Dr Bossman Eric Asare, the EC Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Service, said this on Monday at the third in a series of media briefing, tagged: “Let the Citizen Know.” The Greater Accra Region is leading with 20.9 per cent of the registered voters and the Ashanti Region followed with 18.4 per cent. He said the Eastern Region was at a distant third at 9.5 per cent and the Central Region at 9.4 per cent with North East Region occup...
29 arrested for not wearing face mask
News

29 arrested for not wearing face mask

The Sunyani Municipal Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Prevention Taskforce has arrested and placed in Police custody 29 people for failure to wear nose masks in public. The Taskforce made the arrest during its routine enforcement exercise in the Sunyani and Sunyani West Municipalities. Set up by the Sunyani Municipal Assembly, the Taskforce led by Superintendent Haruna Alhassan of the Ghana Immigration Service, Sunyani is tasked to ensure that the populace complied with the government’s directives and protocols against spread of the COVID-19 disease. The suspects were arrested in supermarkets, lorry stations and other open places in the Sunyani and Odomase townships. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Supt. Alhassan explained the wearing of nose masks was vital a...
Office of former President Rawlings condemns fake flyers
News

Office of former President Rawlings condemns fake flyers

The Office of former President Jerry John Rawlings on Monday described as fake some flyers purported to have originated from him, which are being circulated on social media. “The office had noted with concern virtual audio flyers with the images of the former President Rawlings, making the rounds on social media, commenting on the relationship of France and its former colonies as well as the ECOWAS currency, Eco,” a statement issued from the Office said. Signed by Mr Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, Communications Director of the Office of the former President, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, it said: "The voice on the flyer is not former President Rawlings’ and those opinions have not be voiced by the former President on any platform.” "We urge all who have come into contact with the ...
TEWU secures Critical Support Premium for non-teaching staff
News

TEWU secures Critical Support Premium for non-teaching staff

The Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (TEWU) has commended the Ministry of Finance for approving the payment of 15 per cent Critical Support Premium (CSP)for all non-teaching staff under the Ghana Education Service. The approval, which takes effective from January 1, 2020, was in a letter dated July 3, 2020 signed by Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, the Deputy Minister of Finance in Charge of Budget, on behalf of Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister. Mr Mark Dankyira Korankye, the Acting General Secretary, TEWU, at a news conference in Accra, said the approval meant the remaining 12 classes of non- teaching staff who were not enjoying the CSP would now benefit from the package, bringing the total number to 23. Some of the classes are the Administrative, Technical, Reception or Telephone Oper...
GPRTU urges govt to construct dual-carriageways to reduce accidents
News

GPRTU urges govt to construct dual-carriageways to reduce accidents

Government has been urged to construct more dual carriageways instead of single-lane roads to reduce accidents. Mr Wilfred Akpah, the Hohoe Branch Two Secretary of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU), appealed to the Government to ensure standards were met as single-lane roads had been identified as the cause of many road crashes. “It is the preserve of the Government to construct quality roads and enforce standards as single-lane roads have been identified as the most single cause of the many crashes the country continue to record,’’ he said. Mr Akpah said this at a National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) stakeholder’s consultative meeting in Ho to solicit inputs from industry players towards fine-tuning the Legislative Instrument that would reform the industry to redu...
Ghana makes significant progress with COVID-19 recoveries
News

Ghana makes significant progress with COVID-19 recoveries

A total of 880 COVID-19 patients been declared recovered or discharged by the Ghana Health Service, bringing the total to 21,067. This leaves the country with 3,782 active cases, with the patients being managed in treatment sites, at isolation centres across the country and some under home management. The latest update by the country's health management body via its designated website also confirmed 470 new cases of infection, increasing the country's total case count to 24,988. The new infections were from tests conducted on July 10, it said.The death toll, however, remains at 139 since the last update. The update said 25 patients were in severe conditions, with eight being critical condition and four on ventilators. The new infections were recorded in nine regions, with G...
GHS working with GES to contain spread of COVID-19 in SHSs
News

GHS working with GES to contain spread of COVID-19 in SHSs

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service Health (GES) have instituted key measures to determine the extent of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Senior High Schools towards containing its spread.  This  follows a report of COVID-19 cases in some Senior High Schools on July 6,  with the Accra Girls Senior High School (AGISS) recording the most cases from the first report to date.  As at Monday, July 13, a total of 314 students and staff from the AGISS had been tested, out of which 55 were confirmed positive, an official statement has said.  "A few other schools have reported sporadic cases which has not experienced a surge," it said.  The statement was jointly signed by the Professor Kwasi Opoku-Am...
Anti-Human Trafficking Unit arrests two Nigerians
News

Anti-Human Trafficking Unit arrests two Nigerians

 The Central Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHT) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has arrested two Nigerians at Gomoa Pomadze on suspicion of kidnapping and human trafficking. According to Police intelligence, the suspects, Paul Okafor and Duru Favour, are said to be engaged in kidnapping and trafficking of young Nigerians to perpetrate cyber-crime activities in the Country. Briefing the Ghana News Express DSP Irene Oppong, Regional Police Public Relations Officer and Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, said 39 victims, all Nigerians in their twenties, were rescued in the process. She said on Sunday July 12, at about 1100 hours, the Winneba District Police Command, acting on information dispatched a Police Patrol team to Gomoa Pomadze, where they met a 21-year old Ni...
//zuphaims.com/afu.php?zoneid=3571539