GhanaWeb News Summaries from June 13, 2021
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Invest in other tourism activities; Cape Coast Castle, others now stale
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Invest in other tourism activities; Cape Coast Castle, others now stale


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To him, people are fed up with travelling to the Cape Coast Castle and visiting Wli Waterfalls all the time.

He believes that investing in other tourism activities will be a big boost for the industry which is a major foreign exchange earner.


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8 touching things Nkonkonsa has said to his wife after Abena Korkor's 'exposé'


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Eugene began his post with how ashamed he is about the accusation and the public ridicule before hailing his wife for the good traits embedded in her.

I stand here today to celebrate a virtuous woman for changing me and every perception surrounding me.

I'm facing the biggest public shame ever in my life, But in the midst of the shame, the public ridicule, the insults, the trolls and the judgements, there's only one woman who has found the courage to stand by me and doing everything as a wife.


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I will be the happiest man on earth if Ghana wins Afcon
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I will be the happiest man on earth if Ghana wins Afcon


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Partey, 27, was not born when the Black Stars last won the prestigious competition.

Partey spoke on the special edition of WarmUp Plus from Cape Coast, on Saturday June 12 where the Black Stars will play Ivory Coast later on Saturday evening.

Partey who made his debut in 2016 is one of Charles Akonnor's key players and was made deputy captain last year.


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Consumer confidence in the economy on the ascendancy
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Consumer confidence in the economy on the ascendancy


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Dr. John Kwakye, Director of Research at the IEA. This disclosure was contained in a recently released report on its first Consumer Confidence Survey for 2021, which showed a significant majority of respondents - 63.5% - expect the national economic situation to improve over the course of the year as compared to 19.8% who expect it to worsen.

Offering justification for the timing and scope of the survey, the Director of Research at the IEA, Dr John Kwakye, argued that the survey was conducted at a critical juncture in the pandemic-era recovery period.


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Government, banks encouraged to support local rice farmers


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The association maintains that high-interest rates on local loans to rice farmers, and the low technology involved in the cultivation of rice in Ghana, are curtailing the fortunes of local producers.

While local banks have remained indifferent toward financing rice farmers across the country, with high-interest rates on loans - beyond 30 per cent, the phenomenon according to the organisation is escalating the country's foreign rice import bill, as local producers cannot meet demands for such facilities.


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LIVESTREAMED: Ghana vs Ivory Coast
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LIVESTREAMED: Ghana vs Ivory Coast


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The game is the second of two games that the Black Stars are playing as part of preparations towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which begin in September this year.

Ghana lost 1-0 to Morocco in their first game on Tuesday while Ivory Coast defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in a similar exercise.

Going into the game this weekend, Akonnor has admonished his players to show that they are one of the best sides in Africa.


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Ghana draws 0-0 with Ivory Coast in international friendly
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Ghana draws 0-0 with Ivory Coast in international friendly


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The Black Stars failed to score again in a friendly match.

The Black Stars' first real shot on target came when Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey fired a ferocious strike which pulled a strong save from Ivorian goalie, Slyvian Gbohou.

Moments later, Ivory Coast nearly fetched the opener but Daniel Amartey's timely header from a Jeremy Boga swinging cross denied the lurking Haller before halftime.


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Bloggers' Forum: Abena Korkor shames Nkonkonsa, Kuami Eugene sued
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Bloggers' Forum: Abena Korkor shames Nkonkonsa, Kuami Eugene sued


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Abena Korkor claims to have had an affair with Eugene Osafo-Nkansah.

This episode of GhanaWeb TV's Bloggers' Forum focuses on a song theft allegation that has hit Kuami Eugene of Lynx Entertainment.

Nigerian artiste Oduma Essan has sued Kuami Eugene over his song 'Show Body' as he alleges that the latter's is a duplication of his original work.


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If you are not scared of me, let me interview you next week
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If you are not scared of me, let me interview you next week


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Nana Aba says she has been chasing Delay for an interview since 2008.

Ghanaian broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah has revealed that she has since 2008 made attempts to interview the celebrated host of the Delay Show, Deloris Frimpong Manso.

She dared Delay to avail herself for an interview by her next week if she is not scared of her.


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No single bill has been sent to parliament
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No single bill has been sent to parliament


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According to the Deputy Minority Whip, in spite of the cabinet, the Council of State, Ministers and a properly constituted Parliament in place, the Akufo-Addo government has not presented a single Bill for Parliament to work on.

Ahmed Ibrahim reiterated that the NPP Government is 6 months old in office but it has not brought a single Bill to the 8th Parliament despite the fact that there are institutions in place to foster development.

Ahmed Ibrahim noted that the Minority push for the NPP government to constitute the various boards for the various agencies, departments, corporations and ministries has not materialised.


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You received over GH¢100,000 for the NPP song
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You received over GH¢100,000 for the NPP song


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Kwame Asare Obeng has responded to claims by high-life musician Kwabena Kwabena that he received no penny for his campaign song for the New Patriotic Party in 2008.

In a sharp rebuttal on Facebook, A Plus said that he led Kwabena Kwabena to the office of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta who paid him over GH¢45,000.

A Plus revealed that Kwabena Kwabena accrued over GH¢100,000 from the song and was paid GH¢2000 whenever he performed at NPP rallies.


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FLASHBACK: I didn't come to deceive anybody
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FLASHBACK: I didn't come to deceive anybody


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He stated categorically that he didn't come to deceive Ghanaians but to work for the betterment of the country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his administration is on the path of fulfilling many of the promises made to the Ghanaians in the run up to the 2016 elections.

The siting of the AfCFTA Secretariat in Ghana, according to President Akufo-Addo, is a great opportunity for the country, especially as Ghana has been at the centre of pan-African matters.


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Hearts of Oak fan Hudson-Odoi meets Kotoko fan Fosu-Mensah in Accra
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Hearts of Oak fan Hudson-Odoi meets Kotoko fan Fosu-Mensah in Accra


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Earlier Hudson Odoi, a UEFA Champions League winner with Chelsea, arrived a week earlier and has met the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo as well as the Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif.

The winger was even at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday to support giants Hearts of Oak as they took on Great Olympics in the Accra derby.

Meanwhile before he went public with his support for Kotoko, Hudson-Odoi had earlier announced his open support for Kotoko's biggest rivals Hearts of Oak.


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Sir John's funeral: 'Forgive Prez, Veep, others for breaching Coronavirus law
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Sir John's funeral: 'Forgive Prez, Veep, others for breaching Coronavirus law


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President Akufo-Addo is currently under pressure to apologize because he has been accused of supervising the breach of the restrictions on funerals and social distancing at the funeral.

The Ghana Medical Association has called for a probe and prosecution of the organizers of the funeral.

The mourners included President Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame, Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and some prominent members of the NPP and NDC. Reacting to this, Solomon Kusi Appiah said the crowd that mobbed the Vice President and those who participated in the funeral were there to appreciate the good works of the current government.


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Lynx Entertainment must sue Oduma Essan for defamation


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Tsormanah believes the allegation that Kuami Eugene sampled the Nigerian musician's song is frivolous and false.

According to him, the two songs are different from each other and not similar in any way.

The singer is claiming part ownership of Kuami Eugene's 'dollar on you' hit song off the 'Son of Africa' Album.


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Ghana vs Ivory Coast: C.K Akonnor's possible XI against rivals Ivory Coast


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Akonnor has hinted he could ring changes in his team for the game but Ghana Sports Online doesn't expect the former Wolfsburg skipper to make wholesome changes to his squad as he is expected to maintain a core of the team that played against the Moroccans on Tuesday in Rabat.

The entire backline that started against Morocco will not be touched though Akonnor is pondering over the possibility of introducing Abdul Baba Rahman to take the place of Reading's Andy Yiadom.

Akonnor gave a strong signal that he will start Opoku when he took him off in the second half against Morocco for Alexander Djiku.


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Sir John's funeral a clear sign of lawlessness under NPP Govt


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Reacting to the funeral that has drawn harsh criticism from civil society organizations and the Ghana Medical Association on the Morning Update on TV XYZ, Mr. Aziz predicted that the recklessness will increase the COVID-19 cases soon.

To him, those that organized the lavish funeral must be made to face the law, stressing that no one in Ghana is above the law.

Mr. Aziz cited some instances where people have been made to face the law for breaching the Covid 19 Protocols.


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5 vital tips for managing your African Natural afro
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5 vital tips for managing your African Natural afro


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Knowing your hair type will help you determine the treatment your hair needs every week.

You do not want your hair falling out when you are actually looking for growth, wrap your hair with a silk scarf of put on a silk hair bonnet before bed.

Just treat your hair like a baby and rock that afro crown like the African Queen you are.


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Akufo-Addo most pampered president ever, he does whatever he likes


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Commenting on the declaration of the President, the private legal practitioner on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show professed that President Akufo-Addo rather has been so over pampered than being vilified as President of the Republic.

He asserted that President Nana Akufo-Addo is basically Nana [King] in the true sense of the word; thus, Ghanaians have treated the President like a King as he does whatever he likes without subject to any democratic control.

Justifying his claim of the President doing whatever he likes, Edudzi Tamakloe said that President Akufo-Addo's bold statement to urge people to go to the court for the burning of the excavators, disregarding the Minerals and Mining Act which was amended in 2019, indicates a leader who has no regard for the rule of law.


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One district one factory is putting money in people's pockets


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Allotey Jacobs indicated that, even though the 1D1F Policy is an initiative of his rivalry New Patriotic Party, it is in the interest of the people and worth supporting.

Allotey Jacobs added that the people in the Central Region who have had the opportunity to work in the factory should put in efforts to maintain the factory as the factory is putting money into the people's pockets.

He however appealed to entrepreneurs and investors to support the NPP Government initiative and also help to create about 20 more factories in the Central Region for the benefit of the locals.


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