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Day: July 24, 2020

Sports

Black Stars players donate to GFA

Players of the Black Stars, on Friday, July 24, 2020, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and assorted items worth one hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢100,000) to the Ghana Football Association to be distributed to Ghanaians as their contribution to the fight against COVID-19. The items include hand sanitizers and branded face masks. Black Stars Management Committee Chairman George Amoakoh presented the items to President Kurt E.S Okraku at the GFA Headquarters. Joining Mr. Amoakoh in presenting the items were Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor and Management Committee Members, Akwasi Agyemang, Fred Pappoe, Samuel Osei Kuffuor and Jones Alhassan Abu. “We make this presentation on behalf of our Black Stars players. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the team...
NLA Reviews timelines for payment of winning tickets due to COVID-19 pandemic and lotto fraudsters
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NLA Reviews timelines for payment of winning tickets due to COVID-19 pandemic and lotto fraudsters

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) would like to bring to the attention of the staking public, media, discounters, lotto marketing companies and other stakeholders that the payment of Winning Tickets/Prize after every draw would slightly delay for a number of days due to the following reasons: 1. The employees of the Authority currently run on Shift as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Inasmuch as we are ever willing to satisfy the staking public, lotto discounters and lotto marketing companies, it is equally important for NLA to also take pragmatic steps to protect the lives of the employees of the Authority in this difficult period of the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to the Shifts system currently administered by the Authority, validation and payment of winning tickets would...
Baker jailed 15 years for defiling four year-old girl
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Baker jailed 15 years for defiling four year-old girl

A baker who took turns with his sibling to sexually abuse a four year old girl at Gbegbeyisie, near Dansoman in Accra has been sentenced to 15-years imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court. Jacob Lamptey aged 23 was found guilty on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and defilement by the Court presided over by Mrs. Christina Cann. Lamptey is said to have conspired with one Patrick Joseph now large to defile the victim in turns. Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the victim lives with her auntie at Dansoman whiles Patrick and Lamptey are siblings residing at Gbegbeysie, Dansoman. Prosecution said on May 20, this year, the victim was playing with her peers in the house when Patrick and Lamptey lured the victim into an uncompleted building in the area. Pro...
I won’t spend all my money on clothes and go hungry – Fameye
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I won’t spend all my money on clothes and go hungry – Fameye

Ghanaian musician, Fameye has lambasted individuals who criticize his way of dressing.The ‘Notin I Get’ composer reminisced how a fan once approached him and complained about his dressing when he was with other musicians some time ago. According to him, this fan was worried he didn’t dress up to the level of his colleagues. However, in a radio interview, the fast-rising musician revealed he is content with what he has and as such, he is living within his means. “Over branding will make you go hungry. “I have to live within my means not to please anyone with extravagant lifestyle,” he stated. He also emphasized on the fact that some of the world’s richest persons do not dress lavishly. “Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Ed Sheeran and many rich people dress modestly,” Fameye adde...
Joyce Blessings: Some gospel musicians are using juju against me
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Joyce Blessings: Some gospel musicians are using juju against me

As Africans, the issue of involving black magic popularly known as Juju or Voodoo in everything we do is something that we can’t do without. It’s used in all aspects of our lives. Some believe in the power of black magic to do a lot for them including, protection, promotion, favor, good health, long life, et cetera. It is rumoured that most musicians in Ghana and other parts of Africa depend largely on black magic to promote their craft or to bring a colleague down. One genre of music that the use of Juju is least expected is the gospel music industry. But to the surprise of many, gospel artiste Joyce Blessing has made a damning revelation that some gospel artistes are also into the use of Juju against her. She made this known in a radio interview. She stated that, a colle...
Ace sports journalist John Vigah to launch book on Brazil 2014 World Cup
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Ace sports journalist John Vigah to launch book on Brazil 2014 World Cup

Astute sports journalist John Vigah is set to launch a book on Ghana's participation in the Brazil 2014 World Cup tournament will be launched next Thursday, July 30, at the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Press Centre, Accra. Time is 11.am.The 170-page book, titled Sparkles & Shambles of the World Cup - Brazil 2014, is authored by multiple award-winning sports journalist, John Vigah. Among others, the book captures Ghana Black Stars’ disconcerting performance at the tournament where the team staggered to a shocking first round exit, which was also characterised by the dismissal of two top players from camp – Sulley Ali Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng; not to talk about the mind-boggling airlifting of $4m to the players. Readers will also find out why a plane that was ...
Leila Djansi’s Lawyers Chase Kafui Danku Over Derogatory Comments
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Leila Djansi’s Lawyers Chase Kafui Danku Over Derogatory Comments

US-based filmmaker Leila Djansi is demanding an apology and a retraction from actress Kafui Danku over derogatory comments she made about her in a Facebook post earlier this week. On July 21, Kafui Danku in a post alleged that Leila peddled lies about her and also described her as “dangerous.” But Leila has, in a reaction, denied the claim. A letter from her lawyers to Kafui stated that her comments are injurious to Leila’s image, and therefore, demanded an apology. “It is our client’s instruction that on the 21st day of July, 2020, you caused to be published on your Facebook wall some defamatory words targeted at the character of our client. Our client further instructs that the said words to wit “I might as well make the whole community aware that you are DANG...
Musicians Want Churches To Pay Royalties
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Musicians Want Churches To Pay Royalties

A section of music right owners have called on churches in Ghana to start paying royalties to music right owners since they use music in their various church activities. This, according to the music right owners, is in accordance with the Copyright Act 2005, Act 6904. They claimed that since the churches used music as well as preached on giving, they saw nothing wrong with it if they paid royalties since it was all part of giving. They expressed concern about musicians who were retired and broke, arguing that if royalties are paid, it will be shared to right owners. They insisted that if royalties were paid regularly by music users, Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO) would have enough funds in its coffers to take care of musicians including the aged. They, ho...
8th Anniversary of the death of John Evans Atta Mills
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8th Anniversary of the death of John Evans Atta Mills

Today in History, on July 24, 2012, exactly 8 years ago, Ghana’s president John Evans Atta Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, three days after his 68th birthday. John Evans Attah Mills, (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images) Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 68, hours after being taken ill and months before a vote in which he was to seek re-election. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the republic of Ghana,” the statement said, adding that Mills, who had travelled recently abroad for a medical check-up, died hours after he got sick. He died in a hospital in the capital Accra, his office said, without providing a cause. John Evans Att...
Government extends free supply of water and electricity
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Government extends free supply of water and electricity

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday announced the extension of free water and electricity supplies to consumers.The relief package was instituted by the government in  response to the economic and social challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The period for water, which ended in May 2020, would be extended for additional three months  while electricity will last for the next six months. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a compassionate move during the lockdown, announced three months of free electricity for lifeline consumers and 50 per cent rebate for consumers, who went beyond the lifeline threshold.  Additionally, water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June were taken up by the Government, following complaints of lack of potable drinking water in commu...
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