General News of Friday, 6 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe death of a former Member of Parliament for Zebilla, John Akparibo Ndebugre, has been announced. According to a 3news.com report, the former Peoples National Convention (PNC) MP died at the age of 72, after a short illness. He is said to have died at Zebilla in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region. He won on the ticket of the People's National Convention. The People's National Convention won a minority total of 4 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats.
May 06, 2022 18:52 UTC
Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe has expressed his discontentment with some comments made by the Attorney General Godfred Dame which he believes are personal attacks on his person. Godfred Dame after court proceedings on May 4 on the case involving three NDC MPs who were seeking an injunction on the implementation of the E-levy said the NDC lawyer [Edudzi Tamakloe] was an ‘embarrassing spectacle’ on the day. In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe accused the Attorney-General of having no regard for candour and honesty. I am not going to take that from him,” Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe said. “What is it that he knows?” Lawyer Tamakloe quizzed.
May 06, 2022 09:18 UTC
He said, Otumfuo was wrong with his recent installation of a chief of Esumeja because the Ashantehene has no authority to do so given that his jurisdiction does not extend to the people of Esumeja. He noted that, insofar as he remains the Dormaahene, he and the people of Dormaa will not allow the Ashantehene to select a non-royal to be a chief over his people at Esumeja. Our people are still at Esumeja and the people of Dormaa still occupy the Esumeja stool; those in Dormaa will not even agree if we don’t claim the Esumeja stool." Have you heard where we stayed before settling at Dormaa, the stool has been taken from us? So, how come some chief someone will try and claim the stool that is rightfully ours?"
May 06, 2022 07:10 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 5 May 2022Source: Oman HeneTelecom Giant, Vodafone Ghana, has indicated decline in transactions on its mobile money platform prior to May 1st, 2022 and after the takeoff of the Electronic Transaction Levy. This decline may be attributed to the uncertainties over the impact of the levy on customer’s financial services. “A few days before the implementation, what we noticed was that some customers were withdrawing from their wallet. “So we have to monitor this for a few more days to tell what really is happening” she concluded. Vodafone is one of the designated charging entities for the Levy as mandated by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
May 06, 2022 00:54 UTC
But Kennedy Osei has not only been in the background, benefitting from his father’s wealth. Kwadwo Safo Jnr:Son of the engineering legend, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, Kwadwo Safo Jnr was born on February 24, 1986, at Adenta in Accra. Kwadwo Safo Jnr is a businessman, investor, and philanthropist and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kantanka Group of Companies, and the leader of Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana. In terms of his wealth, Safo Jnr controls nine businesses, including a hospital, farms, a media firm, an automobile company, and others. Ken Takyi Agyapong:One of the sons of the politician and business mogul, Kennedy Osei Agyapong, is one of the young, rich men that make this list.
May 05, 2022 21:05 UTC
Dame in his assertion indicated that Edudzi-Tamakloe failed to provide evidence to back his arguments in the Supreme Court. “You saw what happened in court today. But don’t tell the general public that his performance today was embarrassing,” he said. Dafeamekpor noted he was proud of Edudzi-Tamakloe's performance while raising his argument before the Justices of the Supreme Court. For the AG to miss a course and take to the media to say that his performance today was embarrassing, is with all due respect to him, unacceptable,” Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor stressed.
May 05, 2022 18:14 UTC
In his submission on GTV Wednesday, KKD recalled how Nana Akufo-Addo chastised then John Mahama government for superintending economic hardship despite the natural resources the country has. Without equivocation, KKD said he feels ashamed whenever he plays back such comments by Nana Addo and compares to the current situation, stressing that there is a huge contradiction. “When I listen to that now, and I look at Nana Addo, a man I have personally admired for over 35 years, I feel shame,” he said in the interview. In his interview on BBC, President Akufo-Addo argued that Ghana is undertaxed. Our country has one of the lowest tax to GDP ratios of any country in West Africa and of an equivalent economy.
May 05, 2022 08:12 UTC
The Supreme Court has ordered the Ghana Revenue Authority to record all transactions on the E-levy since its implementation on May 1 pending the determination of a case brought before it on whether or not the implementation of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) is legal. This came about during a hearing on an injunction case brought before the court by three National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament on the E-Levy. The order was given by Nene Amegatcher, one of the justices of the Supreme Court, following their unanimous dismissal of the injunction application brought by the MPs. Substantive caseIn March 2022, the Minority Caucus in Parliament filed a suit to challenge the passage of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) at the Supreme Court. Haruna Iddrisu indicated that the passage was unconstitutional, as Parliament did not have the required numbers to make a decision on the E-Levy.
May 05, 2022 01:24 UTC
Please forgive me for anything I didn’t say or do right as your father,” portions of his tribute read. Bishop Dag further described his late son as a fun, jovial person who got on well with everybody. “You were my expert on the Ukraine-Russia war because you had lived in Ukraine for so many years. I looked forward to you getting married, we discussed who you should marry on our last phone call. Here is a snapshot of the full tribute by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
May 04, 2022 21:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 3 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe name Asantehene evokes not only power and authority, especially among the Akan clan, but it also carries with it a lot of admiration and beauty. From the secrecy, or little that is known about such details such as the kind of food or daily routines that the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, takes, every little information on the revered King of the Asantes that makes its way to the public surely turns head. In a video that has been seen by GhanaWeb, and shared by Me Yɛ Asanteni on Facebook, it shows how the Asantehene steps out from his palace, the Manhyia Palace. In what appears like a presidential convoy, a number of police motorbike riders lead the drive out of the palace, followed closely by other vehicles. See it here:TWI NEWS
May 04, 2022 03:27 UTC
Nana Akomea said, “they (EIU) said if elections were held today, NDC would win but their chances of winning would be better without John Mahama. Pratt interjected “That’s not what the report said.”Nana Akomea then went on to repeat and explain what he said earlier. The argument dragged for more than ten minutes with Pratt disputing the viewpoints of Kwame Sefa Kayi and Nana Akomea. The EIU report which was released on April 19, 2022 identified a number of issues which could cripple the ‘break the 8’ ambition of the New Patriotic Party. The NDC therefore stands a reasonable chance of winning the 2024 elections”, parts of the EIU report mentioned.
May 03, 2022 16:02 UTC
Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah has asked Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam Nartey George to use his brains in advancing his views on E-levy taxation on payment of tithe. Sam George has recently stated that the E-Levy will affect payment of tithe, a claim that government through the deputy finance minister, John Kumah has dismissed. The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has, meanwhile, confirmed that payment of tithe via Mobile Money will attract the E-levy. Quoting the news article, Sam George asked John Kumah to ‘keep quiet’ when IT deployment issues are being discussed. We are taxing people for using an online platform and if in the course of paying their tithe, they are taxed for using a platform,” John Kumah said in a series of tweets.
May 03, 2022 12:27 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 3 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comMahama urges government to cut down on expenditureNDC pledges to restore country back on path of progressMahama pledges to scrap E-Levy if elected in 2025Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta over economic mismanagement. John Mahama in a May 2, 2022 lecture titled ‘Ghana At A Crossroads’ indicated that those responsible for plunging the country into an economic crisis cannot be left to go scot-free. He cited Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, in particular, and his cronies accusing them of using his private company to benefit from every borrowing it does on behalf of the country. John Mahama further charged President Akufo-Addo to appoint a finance minister who will serve the national interest rather than his self-interest. Government has, however, partly blamed the challenges on the ravages of Covid-19 and the recent Russia-Ukraine war.
May 03, 2022 08:00 UTC
His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, will leave for Memphis on Tuesday to honor an invitation to participate in the Memphis in May International Festival which this year is themed as a salute to the Republic of Ghana. Otumfuo’s visit will highlight some of Ghana’s culture and traditions and as part of his visit, His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will meet with government and business officials and visit area attractions in Memphis. Each year, Memphis in May International Festival aims to bring the world to Memphis and Memphis to the world. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II according to Wikipedia was born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; in May of 1950. By name, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the 17th-century founder of the Ashanti Empire, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.
May 02, 2022 20:26 UTC
The internet, particularly Twitter, has been on rampage for the past few days following reports of some ladies desperately sleeping with dogs for huge sums of money. In the midst of the controversy, a lady in one of the viral tapes took to social media to justify her actions. I only slept with a dog; I didn’t kill somebody. Stop dying on the matter, I’m enjoying the money,” the said lady named Veegodess stated. Read reactions from Twitter below:#doggy #dogs**After sleeping with a dog***Girl : Doctor what does the test result say, what type of infection is it ???
May 02, 2022 16:56 UTC