‘West Africa, Africa, and the world will miss Buhari’ – Akufo-Addo eulogizes

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogized his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari who exists office in a little over a week.

Akufo-Addo was a guest of honour at the May 19, 2023 launch of two biographies by the former military ruler turned elected democratic president of Africa’s most populous nation.

In comments made at the launch, local media captured Akufo-Addo as saying: “As leaders, we all have our high and low moments, but I have no doubt that posterity will be kind to Muhammadu Buhari,” Akufo-Addo said.

“President Buhari, we will miss you. West Africa, Africa, and indeed, the world will miss your leadership. The leadership of a military ruler turned consummate democrat who was extremely solicitous of Nigeria’s and Africa’s interests and who sought principles in all decisions which he took.

“I’m yet to have a book written about me, let alone author one myself. I have some 19 months to leave office, and I guess I have to take a cue from my senior and hope the books will give about me.”

The two books about Buhari

The books are titled: “State of Repair: How Muhammadu Buhari tried to transform Nigeria for the better” and “The Legacy of Muhammadu Buhari”

They were authored by Anthony Goldman, a former journalist and ex-Africa editor of the Financial Times of London; and Abu Ibrahim, former federal lawmaker from his native Katsina State respetively.

Source: Ghana Web

Mahama’s ’60 ministers’ claim is not realistic – Lawyer

Private legal practitioner, Kwame Adofo, has said that claims by the former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, that he will be running an administration with just 60 ministers is not realistic.

His comments come on the back of claims by the flagbearer, John Mahama during his acceptance speech after a landslide win in the presidential and parliamentary primaries of the NDC.

He was speaking on Kumasi-based Hello FM and was monitored by GhanaWeb.

According to Lawyer Adofo, running an administration with less than 80 ministers will be challenging for the former president. But then again, the claim didn’t come as a manifesto promise but rather an acceptance speech.

“Currently there are 86 ministers, 27 of them are cabinet ministers, 16 are regional ministers and 17 are other ministers, a sum of it all makes up to 86. So, now if you look closely at the claim by the former president, Mahama, that he was going to run an administration with just 60 ministers. Out of the 60, when you subtract 16 which is automatic, 27 cabinet ministers which also remains automatic, when you do the subtraction, you will be left with just a few ministers. It will be interesting to see what will happen because if you look at the composition, once you come under 80, you will have problems. It will be left with just 17 ministers, all other ministries have not been included yet,” he said.

The lawyer further stated that former President Mahama may come up with a more feasible figure in his manifesto after careful recalculation of the number of ministers they will need to run their administration if they should win.

“So, it is true about what he said but let’s wait on his manifesto. When we see it in the manifesto, then we can be serious about discussing it. At this stage, there is no manifesto, he only gave an acceptance speech. Maybe after their calculations, they will come up with realistic numbers because as we speak even the 60 is not realistic. So, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt that the campaign has now begun,” he added.

Background:

Mr Mahama delivering an acceptance speech following his victory in the NDC’s Primaries at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Monday, May 15, 2023, pledged his commitment to run a government with fewer officials and appointees as compared to the current Akufo-Addo-led administration.

“I am committed to operating an effective government with not more than sixty (60) ministers. These Ministers together with other appointees of the government will not be entitled to ex-gratia payments after their tenure, as they will commit to that undertaking even before the necessary constitutional amendments, including a review of the controversial Article 71,” Mr Mahama stated.

Source: Ghana Web

LIVESTREAMED: IMF bailout implications, other matters on Newsfile

With government securing a $3 billion loan from the IMF, many have emerged with what this means for the country; financial experts and critics alike.

The deal is expected to help improve the macroeconomic stability of the country as well as improve other economic factors.

This and other issues are expected to feature in this weekend’s edition of Newsfile on Joynews.

Source: Ghana Web

Landlords can’t prevent you from drying panties in the open – Rent Control

The Public Relations Officer of Rent Control says although landlords cannot restrict tenants from drying their panties in the house, on moral grounds, the tenants could do so in their rooms.

Emmanuel Kporsu said landlords who restrict tenants from drying their panties in the open may be going through uncomfortable experiences hence their restrictions.

Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, ”A landlord who restricts tenants from drying their panties in the open could be going through some negative experiences, and for that matter, they prevent the tenants from doing so.

To expand on this point, I’d like to point out that, while it’s not legal for landlords to prohibit tenants from drying their panties in public, tenants should be aware that our panties are private matters, so tenants could dry them in their rooms.

You cannot dry your panties in the open as a lady, especially if the panties are not in good condition and make the landlord uncomfortable. Dry them in your room on moral or humanitarian grounds to prevent other tenants from seeing the colours of your panties and their conditions. It is legal for landlords to restrict you, but you should dry them in your room on moral grounds.”

Meanwhile, a public health nurse Gifty A. Amihere says the most prudent method is to dry the penalties in the sun since it helps in killing bacteria that could help give them infections.

She said ”the best method is to dry them in the sun since the sun can kill bacteria that could give you an infection”.

Source: Ghana Web

Kumawu MP goes home today

Late Member of Parliament for Kumawu, Philip Basoah will be buried today, Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Philip Basoah died on Monday, March 27 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had been on admission for a serious ailment.

According to a report by the brother of the late Kumawu Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah, Solomon Basoah, his brother was found unconscious in his room on March 24 and was rushed to the hospital where he passed four days later.

Some Members of Parliament are expected to be present at the funeral to bid farewell to their colleagues and to support and commiserate with the family of the deceased MP.

According to Citinewsroom.com, Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah said, “The chief mourner, Kumawuhene, Barima Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua II has confirmed to us [NPP] that the funeral is happening on Saturday. All things being equal, our brother will be laid to rest, and we wish that his soul will be at peace. And we will carry on with whatever activities we have to undertake to make sure his legacy is firmly planted”.

Just after the burial, the Electoral Commission (EC) will conduct the Kumawu by-election on May 23, 2023.

Ahead of that, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party are campaigning in the constituency for the votes of the people.

The NPP for instance started some infrastructural activities in the constituency a few days ago. Some of the town’s roads were asphalted and work is also progressing steadily at Woraso, Bodomase, Besoro and Kumawu-Effiduase highways.

Source: Ghana Web

Yul Edochie’s first wife believes the spell cast on her husband will expire someday – Family member

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, has continued to drum her support for actor Yul Edochie’s first wife, May Edochie. while dismissing claims that they are divorced.

Rita, who is Yul Edochie’s aunt stated that May believes that the “spell” cast on her husband will expire someday and will speak up at the right time after she mourns her son, Kambili who died in April.

Posting a video of a man locked up inside a bottle the veteran actress wrote;

“No divorce between queen May Yul Edochie and her husband Yul Edochie.

My great people in the world, Queen May Yul Edochie believes that any spell cast on the husband of her youth will surely expire someday.

She will speak up after mourning her late son Kambili.

I still thank you all for the passionate love on our family and most especially the only verified and known wife of Yul Edochie, queen May Yul Edochie.

I am convinced that those calling for her divorce are either not married or are from a broken home.”

Source: Ghana Web

Kumawu by-election: PPP endorses main independent candidate Kwaku Duah

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has declared its support for one of the two independent candidates in the upcoming Kumawu by-election; Kwaku Duah.

Mr Duah, in 2020 was an independent candidate in the Parliamentary elections.

“He is the only known credible independent parliamentary candidate in the impending by-election in Kumawu in the Ashanti Region,” the PPP noted in a statement issued on Thursday, 18 May 2023, signed by its National Chairman, Nana Ofori Owusu.

The PPP, believes “Ghana needs an independent voice in parliament to stand on behalf of Ghanaians and Hon. Kwaku Duah is the only credible, competent and a very good leader since 2020, to lead the people of Kumawu in Parliament.”

The PPP, therefore, urged all “eligible voters and party members in Kumawu to disregard any form of intimidation, threats and manipulations and come out massively” on the day of the by-election to vote for Mr Duah who is “number 3 on the ballot.”

It also appealed to the people of Kumawu to use the by-election “to send the right message to the nation by voting for change” for the wellbeing of the constituency.

Source: Ghana Web

Wontumi kneels, begs electorates to vote for NPP candidate ahead of Kumawu by-election

The tension is getting high in Kumawu as the by-election draws nigh. Bigwigs of the two major political parties; the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress have visited the Kumawu constituency to interact with residents and also convince them to vote for their parties.

A new video that has surfaced on the internet captures the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, otherwise known as Chairman Wontumi kneeling and begging electorates to vote for their candidate – Ernest Yaw Anim in the upcoming by-election on May 23, 2023.

In a 30-second video shared by GHOne TV on Twitter and sighted by GhanaWeb, Wontumi is heard telling the people to vote for Ernest Yaw Anim to be the replacement of the deceased MP in parliament.

Background

The late New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti Region, Philip Basoah who died on March 27, was buried Saturday, May 20, 2023.

It is expected that just after the burial, the Electoral Commission (EC) will conduct the Kumawu by-election on May 23, 2023.

Philip Basoah died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had been on admission for a serious ailment.

The deceased MP was one of the three absentee MPs during a critical vote to confirm ministerial appointees of President Akufo-Addo.

According to a report by the brother of the late Kumawu Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah, Solomon Basoah, his brother was found unconscious in his room on March 24 and was rushed to the hospital where he passed four days later.

Source: Ghana Web