Harruna Attah writes: In fairness to Rawlings
Mr. Chris Bukari Atim, a former school mate of mine, was the spokesperson of the coup, which was promulgated as the Provisional National Defence Council. Rawlings never tried to make religious hegemony a part of his MO. A so called national cathedral favouring only one faith would never have crossed his mind, though two Roman Catholic priests were among his confidants, namely, the late Reverend Father Dr. Vincent Kwabena Damuah, original member of the PNDC and later, founder of Afrikania Mission and Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, the well-known philanthropist whose work with lepers has earned him much respect. In the matter of Muslim holidays as national holidays, I remember, as a very young schoolboy, during the second republic, there was much talk about the two Islamic festivals of Eid el Fitr and Eid el Adha becoming national holidays.
The few properties she flaunts are not hers, they belong to footballers she sleeps with- Diamond Appiah comes in hard on Delay » GhBasecom™
Recall that during the last edition of the Delay show, the radio and TV personality described her main adversaries, Afia Schwar, Tracey Boakye and Diamond Appiah as Borla Birds; dumpsite-feeding birds while elevating herself as an Eagle. Afia hurled obscenities at Delay for the offensive description she threw into her path, forgetting so soon that Delay was the very person who single-handledly brought her into the mainstream showbiz. Diamond has also popped up with her own defensive and attacking mechanisms, saying Delay has nothing in her name despite her 'old age' while claiming the few things she often flaunts online belong to footballers she sleeps with.
UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China
The UK, US and Australia have announced a historic security pact in the Indo-Pacific, in what's seen as an effort to counter China. The pact means Australia has torn up a A$50bn deal it signed with France in 2016, to build 12 submarines. While the US, UK and Australia have long been allies, Aukus formalises and deepens their defence co-operation.
E/R: Both male and female students of Apeguso SHS share same pit latrine
The school does not have adequate dormitory accommodation for both male and female students hence converted some of the few classrooms as dormitories. Students in Apeguso SHS scramble on few woefully inadequate desks in congested classrooms. The most worrying aspect of the situation is the fact that students -both male and female attend nature's call on pit latrine toilet facility.
Why some Ghanaians prefer to pay tithes over taxes
Mr. Ocansey was reacting to comments by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, expressing disappointment at how some professionals including Lawyers have managed to avoid paying tax over the years. According to Mr. Ocansey, Ghanaians are more interested in paying tithe in church than paying tax because the justification for the payment of tithe has been well communicated.
Nigeria to lift Twitter ban 'in a few days'
He did not give a specific date when pressed, Reuters news agency reports. Nigeria banned Twitter in June after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari threatening to punish secessionists in the country's southeast region. The ban has harmed Nigerian businesses and been widely condemned for undermining freedom of expression.
GIFEC gets new Deputy Administrator
A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Mr. Prince Sefah, the Administrator of GIFEC expressed pleasure to have Mrs. Andoh-Poku join the team. Mr Sefah said while leadership sought to get the best structures working, it was important to ensure discipline, togetherness, and hard work.
Wendy Shay throws heavy shade at Serwaa Amihere, John Boadu, Nana Aba Anamoah, Abena Korkor et al in new song Heat [Listen] » GhBasecom™
Ghanaian singer Wendy Shay in her latest song has thrown shots at various celebrities and politicians who have been in the news in recent times for all wrong reasons. The breakdown of the song which was intelligently done by Kwadwo Sheldon revealed the hidden aspects of the song where was targeted at shading the likes of Serwaa Amihere, John Boadu, Nana Aba Anamoah and Abena Korkor. Wendy Shay in her song cleverly but artistically addressed all these issues with a special touch of creativity.
Shatta Wale gets brutal answer from fan for saying he looks like Nigerian actor Jim Iyke » GhBasecom™
A fan was on hand to slam Shatta Wale for comparing himself to veteran Nigerian actor Jim Iyke in terms of looks. The tweep who sounded as though he has been looking for this kind of moment to hit hard at the boss of the vociferous Shatta Movement said his jaws looks like one who just returned from the land of the dead. Wale's post came immediately after Samini went on Twitter ranting and sending direct shots at him without any provocation. Samini goes on to dare him saying if he manages to drop a hit song today, he'll drop six.
Policy on gender mainstreaming for Ghana's entrepreneurship ecosystem launched
As part of the learning sharing and advocacy approach in addressing issues of women under the project, Africa Skills Hub has organized a policy guide launch on Ghana's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Gender Mainstreaming. The published Policy Guide on Gender Mainstreaming For Ghana's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is geared towards decision-making around issues of gender in the entrepreneurship ecosystem and aims to Strengthen Gender Inclusion in Entrepreneurship which will have a trickle-down effect on resources that can be specifically targeted at women. The guide has been published primarily for partners, coordinators, legislators, ministers, leaders, and entrepreneurship practitioners involved in drafting and passing national Start-up, Impact Investing, Social Enterprise, and other flagship Entrepreneurship policies and laws in Ghana and across Africa.
Kumawood Director Frank Fiifi Gharbin now cripple, legs swollen over Juju » GhBasecom™
Confirmed information reaching Realest Blogger of GHBase.com fame has it that producer cum director Frank Fiifi Gharbin of Kumawood Films fame is now crippled or better still unable to walk - bedridden over juju. Com's rep at Greater Kumasi is making the necessary calls to visit Frank Fiifi Gharbin to see how he is faring. As a reminder, Frank Fiifi Gharbin is an award-winning film director from Ghana.
Unlicensed Palm Oil operators to face the law by next year
He noted, that a substantial part of Ghana's palm oil imports could be sourced locally from artisanal palm oil producers if they met the quality requirements of both industrial users and palm oil exporters. Mr. Tettey advised consumers to stop demanding palm oil with a redder hue, explaining that such market preferences made some unscrupulous palm oil producers to add substances to the product to change its natural color, which could compromise food safety.
Zionfelix warned after posing with a beautiful Kumerican lady » GhBasecom™
Celebrity blogger Zionfelix has been warned by netizens moments after he posted a photo of himself posed beside a beautiful Kumerica damsel. Zionfelix has been in the news recently after his two baby mamas, Minalyn and Erica Kyem who is based in Italy gave him a daughter and a son within the same week. Whiles others warned him of the lady, others begged him not to make the lady his 3rd baby mama.
Your hypocrisy over economic statistics annoying
Former President John Mahama says Ghanaians are incensed by what he describes as the shifting positions of economic experts in government over economic statistics between 2016 and 2021. It comes on the back of claims by government that the economic credentials are pointing to the right direction. S & P, in particular, maintained Ghana's rating on the back of the growing economic prospects and the relatively transparent and responsive political institutions.
Market women appeal to Assembly to improve sanitation
She said some women had complained in recent times of getting infections possibly from using the toilet facility, and called on the Assembly to provide another facility to reduce the pressure. Sister Sarah Annah, another trader, explained that trading at the market had become somewhat inconvenient as pungent odour emanates from the choked drains at the market.
A-Plus shares photos of his adorable children for the first time » GhBasecom™
Political activist and former musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, known widely as A-Plus has shared unseen photos of his adorable kids on social media for the first time. The former Hiplife artist known for churning controversial songs identified the kids as Asabea and Akua and their beauty is exceptional.
Bofoakwa Tano signs kit partnership deal with Mayniak
Logos of Bofoakwa Tano and new kit sponsors, Mayniak Sportswear. The Bono based side have signed a one year deal with the local kit manufacturing company after reaching an agreement on a deal subject to renewal after its expiry. Mayniak will supply Bono based club with jerseys that is a home kit and an away kit while also providing training kits, tracksuits, bibs, bags among others.
GFA abandon advances to hire Herve Renard due to monetary constraint
One of the coaches contacted include Herve Renard who has proven to be a winner on the African continent. Although the French man was the preference of the GFA, talks have been abandoned due to monetary restrictions. According to information gathered, Herve Renard had been interested in the Black Stars job but his monthly salary that will cost Ghana $2.4 million in 2 years is too high.
Ghana close to appointing Milovan Rajevac as the new Black Stars coach
Former Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has been linked with a return to his old stomping grounds following the departure of C.K Akonnor. A three member committee headed by the vice president of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), Mark Addo has been tasked to find a new coach with in 72 hours. The Serbian coach qualified the Black Stars for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
PUMA kits for Black Stars, other national teams locked up at KIA
This is because official kits sent by PUMA for the Black Stars and the other national football teams have been locked up at the airport for over a month now. Usually, the GFA would write to the Sports Ministry who then write to the Finance Ministry to give it a waiver since the kits are meant for the national teams. The German kit manufacturers are the official supplier of equipment to all the senior national side of the Ghana Football Association but some of the kits are used for all the other teams including the women's national sides.