Greuther Fürth Gideon Jung has been suspended for two games

Defender Gideon Jung will be unavailable for the next two games for SpVgg Greuther Furth.

The DFB made the announcement on Wednesday, following the central defender’s red card last matchday.

Jung was shown a red card by referee Felix Zwayer in the 45th minute of last Saturday’s away encounter against FC St. Pauli after being the last guy to trip his opponent with an emergency tackle.

The 28-year-old will miss the home game against FC Magdeburg as well as the match at Paderborn.

SpVgg Greuther Furth won their league game against FC Magdeburg today. In the second half, Fürth made the early decision with a double strike and a 2-0 lead.

German-born Ghanaian defender Daniel Heber put the ball into his own net in the 69th minute. Lukas Petkov made it 3-0 in the 75th minute.

Gideon Jung has made ten appearances and assisted one goal in the German Bundesliga 2 this season.

Source: Ghana Web

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu commends John Mahama for gracing 2023 SONA

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business in Parliament, has commended former President John Dramani Mahama for gracing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s presentation of the 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The Majority Leader gave the commendation in his remarks at the end of the debate on the Motion to thank the President for the SONA, which he presented to the House on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

The SONA is a requirement of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the President started off the SONA in acknowledging the presence of distinguished personalities among whom this time were the former Presidents: John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama.

The Majority Leader said in 2021 after the 2020 General Election, former President Mahama did not respond to the invitation to attend the presentation of the Message on the State of the Nation.

“The former President was again absent from last year’s event, and I lamented his absence and stated unequivocally that it was not a good account of the immediate past President.” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said.

“I insisted that it was not good for the unity of the country regardless of our political differences.

“It is the reason why the sheer presence of former President Mahama must be commended this time.”

He noted that the spirit of togetherness as a people; as a country must be predominant wherever and in whatever Ghanaians do.

He noted that thus far former President Mahama had attended only two of the six events involving the delivery of the message on the State of the Nation delivered by President Akufo-Addo.

“By any reckoning, it is not a good mark, but one can only hope that at least an account of the hilarious welcome accorded him by the Minority Group, the former President would be inspired to attend subsequent events in his capacity as a former President of the Republic,” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stated.

Source: Ghana Web

John Mahama is our son and we’re ready to welcome him home as a royal – Benkrowura Seidu Saaka Bakari

The Spokesperson of the soon-to-be outdoored Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Chief Benkrowura Seidu Saaka Bakari has indicated the readiness of Gonjaland to welcome home the former president of the Republic of Ghana and aspiring presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama as a royal and a proud son of the Gonja Kingdom.

He said this when a delegation made up of the Savannah Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress and some Damongo Constituency Executives of the party visited the Jakpa Palace on behalf of the former president to make some donations ahead of the coronation of the new king-elect.

Chief Benkrowura used the occasion to expressed profound gratitude to the former president for the kind gesture and all the support he has been giving to the kingdom.

The delegation led by the Savannah Regional Chairman of the party, Alhaji Moro Seidu alias Man Blessing donated 50 bags of rice, 50 packs of bottled drinking water, two bags of maize, two bags of dried cassava and a cash amount of Ghc30,000.00.

Alhaji Imoro Seidu, who disclosed that the former president will be present at the Jakpa Palace to grace the occasion called on the committee to feel free to knock on the doors of the former president should they need any further support and he will readily respond to them.

The enskinment ceremony of the new Yagbonwura elect, Soale Mbema Amonebafe Borenyi (1), according to Gonja custom is slated for March 20, 2023, at Nyange with the process beginning on the night of Sunday, 19th March, 2023.

The Coronation is expected to take place on Tuesday, March 21,2023.

Source: Ghana Web

Kwabena Duffuor commiserates with Kejetia Market traders

Former Finance Minister and NDC flagbearer hopeful Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has commiserated with traders who were affected by the fire outbreak at the Kejetia Central Market yesterday.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show, Dr Duffuor said the incident was a very unfortunate one.

He indicated his connection with the Kejetia Market project as it is one of the last projects, he worked on during the administration of the Late Prof. Mills.

“The Kejetia Market is very dear to my heart because it is one of the last projects, I worked on under the Late Prof Mills,” Dr Duffuor said.

The aspiring NDC Leader called on the government to immediately provide the needed support for the affected traders.

Dr Duffuor also called on Mayor of Kumasi and the management of the market to take all necessary steps to protect lives and properties.

Source: Ghana Web

Ghanaians must take politics as seriously as they do with religion – CPP Youth Organizer

Ghanaians have been urged to put their hearts into partisan politics so as to get the full benefit of its potential in terms of good governance.

The populace has been told to put value on politic just as they do with religion.

Speaking on Kumasi-based radio Ultimate FM, monitored by the Convention People’s Party (CPP) National Youth Organizer, Osei Kofi Acquah, noted that it has reached that point for the citizenry to treat politicians like their church and mosque leaders.

“I think Ghanaians need to change their attitude towards us politicians. I see the way people treat their pastors and Imams. They take interest in all they do and revere them but don’t do same to us politicians”

“If people were taking interest in what happens in the various political parties as they do with religion, the level of seriousness and development we will see in this country will shock many”, he argued

“People seem not to care what happens politically and they think it’s ok, no that can’t be. That is the future of this country, Ghanaians need to have a change in attitude and see politicians like their leaders who preach to them every day”, he advised.

Source: Ghana Web

Ghanaian-American gospel musician, Esther Afia Okai, to release her latest single

Ghanaian-American gospel musician, Esther Afia Okai, is set to release her latest single ‘Holy Spirit, I Surrender All To You’ on Sunday, March 19,2023.

The new track is a powerful expression of faith and gratitude, showcasing Esther’s soulful voice and deep-rooted spirituality.

Esther Afia Okai, who was born and raised in Ghana, has been passionate about gospel music since childhood. After moving to the United States, she continued to pursue her passion and has since become a respected figure in the gospel music scene.

‘Holy Spirit, I Surrender All To You’ is a testament to Afia Okai’s unwavering faith and the transformative power of spirituality. The single features Lugano Isaiah, a gospel maestro in Tanzania, with heartfelt lyrics and a powerful chorus that is sure to resonate with listeners of all backgrounds.

In a recent interview, Esther shared that the inspiration for the song came from a personal experience of overcoming a challenging situation through the power of prayer and faith. She hopes that her music will serve as a source of comfort and inspiration for others going through similar struggles.

The upcoming release of ‘Holy Spirit, I Surrender All To You’ has generated excitement among fans of gospel music, who have praised Esther’s raw talent and dedication to spreading a message of hope and positivity.

In addition to her music career, Esther Afia Okai is an advocate for child education, social justice and equality. She has also been involved in various initiatives aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in the music industry and beyond.

With her upcoming latest single, Afia Okai hopes to continue using her music as a tool for positive change and inspiration. The single will be available on all major streaming platforms, and the artist is planning a series of live performances and events to promote the release.

As Esther Afia Okai continues to make waves in the gospel music industry, she remains committed to using her platform to uplift others and spread a message of love and compassion. Fans and critics alike are eagerly anticipating the release of “Holy Spirit, I Surrender All To You” and the next chapter in her musical journey.

Source: Ghana Web

Ghanaian man with giant snails in his luggage briefly detained at Michigan airport

An unamed Ghanaian traveller was briefly detained by border officials in the United States of America after banned giant African snails were discovered in his luggage.

The man had arrived at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Customs and Border Protection desk, whereupon an inspection by officers revealed his consignment.

An Associated Press (AP) report said the incident happened on March 9.

The man transporting the snails is a resident of Ghana and said they were to be eaten. He was released without further actions, the AP report stated.

Even though the incident happened on the 9th, it was on 17th that the customs officials revealed the incident to the media. They did not state whether he was allowed to go with the snails.

“It is not uncommon for travelers to bring food items from their native countries, which underscores the importance of the inspection process upon arrival to U.S. ports of entry,” Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steven Bansbach said.

“This allows CBP officers and agriculture specialists the opportunity to determine whether these goods are permissible or not, while mitigating the potential for public health or environmental issues.”

The mollusks, it is said, can carry diseases that affect humans.

Giant African land snails are prohibited in Michigan and the rest of the United States. They eat at least 500 different types of plants, along with plaster and stucco on buildings.

They grow as long as 8 inches (20 centimeters) and carry a parasite called the rat lungworm that can cause meningitis in humans. They also can produce up to 1,200 eggs a year.

“Our CBP officers and agriculture specialists work diligently to target, detect, and intercept potential threats before they have a chance to do harm to U.S. interests,” Port Director Robert Larkin said.

Source: Ghana Web

Jesus Cares School wins 2023 NCCE constitution quiz competition in Obuasi

Jesus Cares International school in the Obuasi Municipality has emerged winners of the 2023 National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Constitution Quiz Competition in Obuasi.

The Annual competition organized by the Obuasi Municipal office of NCCE was to engage pupils and help them to appreciate the relevance of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The competition is mainly targeted at the youth to instill in them a sense of civic duty for national growth and development. The competition again promotes active citizenship among students and enable them to participate in sustaining Ghana’s democracy.

Jesus Cares International school won with 36 points beating three other schools, Awurade Basa, BONSEC Standard school and New Nsuta school who had 29, 27 and 21 points respectively.

The schools were given constitution game, certificate of participation for both the school and the participants, exercise books, pens and mathematical sets.

Throwing more light on the quiz competition, the Senior Civic Education officer Jacqueline Mahu said the competition forms part of activities to celebrate 30 years of efforts by the NCCE to consolidate the democracy of the country.

She added that the Constitution quiz has been adopted as a key strategy by the Commission to execute its core mandate, which is to educate Ghanaians on the principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to engender civic consciousness among citizens.

Madam Mahu lauded the Obuasi Municipal Assembly for sponsoring the quiz competition saying her office will intensify education on the constitution especially in schools to enable the pupils appreciate the tenants of the constitution.

Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong, Odikro of Bogobiri who was the chairman of the occasion called for amendments to the 1992 constitution emphasising that it has outlived its importance. He said the constitution must take into consideration current circumstances pertaining in the country.

“We must consider job creation, maximising our natural resource usage, improving agriculture in our new constitution. Again emoluments given to Article 71 office holders must be reviewed”, he stated.

Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong also suggested that there was the need to sensitize school children on how the local government system operates. He said there was a disconnect between the people and the system that has been employed to govern them.

“The onus lies on we the leaders especially traditional leaders to consistently monitor how the local government system works so that we can also educate our followers”, he added

Mrs. Hannah Fosu of the Obuasi Municipal Education Directorate called for more of such quiz competitions to conscientise pupils on the need to acknowledge the importance of the 1992 constitution. He said the Education directorate will continue to partner the NCCE on such programs.

Sir Julius Ziemah a Social studies teacher and NCCE patron of Jesus Cares Int. School said the school makes conscious efforts to educate their pupils on the principles of the constitution hence their stellar performance on the day.

Source: Ghana Web