IGP leaked tapes: Bawumia-led Police Council approved interdiction of officers, not Dampare – Sammy Gyamfi


National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has refuted assertions that the Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare unilaterally interdicted the three senior police officers captured on tape in a plot to oust him.



According to Sammy Gyamfi, it was rather the Police Council chaired by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that unanimously approved the interdiction of Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Superintendent George Lysander Asare.



“This meeting was held on Thursday with Bawumia in the chair. They had the meeting late into the night, check from your intel in the police service. The meeting resolved unanimously that these people should be interdicted,” he stated on the Saturday, September 9, 2023, edition of TV3’s Key Points program.



Sammy Gyamfi noted that while the IGP had the power to interdict the officers, he yielded the decision to the Police Council and recused himself from the deliberation.



“This was not even the IGP exercising his powers under Regulation 105 for somebody to say that this is a conflict of interest,” he stated.



The Ghana Police Service in a statement on Thursday, September 7, 2023, announced the interdiction of three senior police officers for their involvement in a leaked recording in which a plot was being hatched to oust Dampare.



“The Police Service has interdicted Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr. George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Mr. Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Superintendent Mr. George Lysander Asare in connection with the audio tape which has become a subject matter of investigation by Parliament.



“The interdiction is to make way for disciplinary proceedings into their conduct in line with Police Service regulations,” the statement said.



However in a dramatic turn of events, the police some 24 hours of the interdiction announced a reversal pending the outcome of a parliamentary probe into the leaked tapes.



Source: Ghana Web

There are certain parts of the Black Stars team that need to be augmented – Sannie Daara


As the dust settles on Ghana’s triumphant journey to the AFCON, former GFA Communications Officer and current CAF Media Officer, Sannie Daara, voices a crucial perspective.



Daara contends that strategic enhancements to specific areas of the Black Stars team are imperative for a successful campaign in the upcoming AFCON, to be hosted in Ivory Coast.



Ghana’s hard-fought 2-1 victory against the Central African Republic, witnessed by an excited crowd at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, sealed their ticket to the prestigious tournament. The team’s performance showcased glimpses of their potential, but Daara emphasizes the need for calculated improvements to elevate their chances on the continental stage.



“The team that we saw in Kumasi is cut for us to be able to vie for the title in Ivory Coast. Yes we have been rocked with a lot of injuries but honestly also need to admit there are certain parts of the team that needs to be augmented for us to be title challengers,” he said on Warm+ on TV3.



“If we are able to do that particularly in our attacking department and the left side of defence. If we are able to get it right I am confident that we can get to at least the semi final of the AFCON,” he added.



Source: Ghana Web

If you trap a man with pregancy, you will cry more than that baby – Women advised


One of Nigeria’s most famous DJs, ‘DJ Big N’ has made a controversial statement about women attempting to “trap” men by getting pregnant.



In his Instagram story, he slammed such women while stating that they are putting themselves at risk.



This statement has, however, ignited discussions on social media and beyond, with various opinions emerging about the ethics and implications of such actions.



“Getting pregnant to trap a man?? you will cry more than that baby !!!”



Earlier, DJ Big N had lamented over the economic hardship the country has been saddled with.



The talented DJ signed to Mavin Records said the Nigerian entertainment industry has saved many talents from the streets and given jobs that the government has.



He stated that if the entertainment industry was taken out of Nigeria, people would understand that it was hell on earth.



Source: Ghana Web

The only way NPP can win 2024 is to make John Mahama their flagbearer – Bullgod


Artiste manager and entertainment critic, Bullgod has stated that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will lose the 2024 presidential election.



Speaking on the Saturday, September 9, 2023, edition of United Showbiz on UTV hosted by MzGee, Bullgod argued that the only way the NPP can retain power is to make the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, former President John Dramani Mahama their presidential candidate.



“They shouldn’t come and disturb us, if they like they should bring Jesus. There is only one way that the NPP would try and win elections in this country if NPP can win in 2024 unless Mahama is their presidential candidate,” he stated.



According to Bullgod, the two leading candidates in the NPP flagbearer race, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and other candidates in the NPP race are all bereft of ideas to run the country.



Source: Ghana Web

The next phase of the NPP-EC election 2024 rigging agenda is currently in motion


The next phase of the NPP-EC election 2024 rigging agenda is currently in motion, and our democratic system is rapidly heating up!



To prevent a potential crisis, the NPP-EC alliance should reconsider their illogical position regarding the voter “suppression strategy” in this year’s purported limited registration exercise.



The African Union and ECOWAS consistently fall short in holding country leaders accountable for their misconduct and manipulation of independent state institutions.



It’s only when the system becomes over-heated, and “the old social order becomes pregnant with a new one” and destined for an inevitable birth of a new order that they wake up from their slumber.



This is evident in our surroundings. Acting now is imperative, as delay could make it too late and irreversible!



Source: Ghana Web

I will bounce back stronger – Freezy Macbones


Ghanaian international boxer, Seth Gyimah has reacted to his loss in the 2024 Paris Olympics Games middleweight qualifier in Dakar.



While thanking Ghanaians for their support, the boxer professionally known as Freezy Macbones said he is devasted by the loss.



He however expressed optimism in getting back to winning ways.



“I am very devastated by today defeat but nevertheless I always take positive thing from a negative situation. I will bounce back, I will be back stronger. It is not over yet.



“I would like to sincerely thank Ghanaians for their support and my team mates as well. Love you all,” the boxer shared in a Twitter post.



The UK-based Ghanaian boxer lost on his amateur debut to Seydou Konate of Senegal and so failed to advance in the qualifiers in his quest to secure an automatic spot to the Olympics. He has another opportunity to qualify through Asia and Europe play-offs in 2024.



Freezy Macbones was the second to step in the ring among the seven Ghanaian boxers slated to compete in the qualifiers.



Other boxers who will hope to secure a ticket for the Olympics include, Alfred Kotey, David Bawah, Asarah Apew, Theophilus Allotey, and Abdul Wahab.



Source: Ghana Web

Suhum-Abessim Basic School’s decision to admit only desk-owning pupils affirms neglect – MP


A Deputy Ranking on the Education Committee of Parliament says the decision by the management of the Suhum-Abessim Basic School to admit only pupils with their own chairs and tables is one of the many examples to prove that the current administration has neglected basic education.



Dr. Clement Apaak described the incident as alarming and unfortunate.



He lamented that the situation shows this administration has almost collapsed basic education in Ghana.



It has emerged that pupils at Suhum-Abessim Basic School in the Eastern Region bring their own chairs and tables before gaining admission into the school.



This is due to the failure of the Municipal Education Directorate and the Assembly to provide desks and other learning logistics to the school.



The situation, according to a publication by the state broadcaster, has affected teaching and learning.



Reacting to the story, Dr. Apaak, an educationist and the MP for Builsa South, noted that the situation affirms the terrible conditions in our basic school system.



The MP, who had consistently expressed worry over the current state of our basic system, slammed the president and his government for failing to invest in basic education.



“Pupils at Suhum-Abessim Basic School in the Eastern Region bring their own chairs and tables before gaining admission into the school. This confirms the terrible conditions in our basic school system due to neglect by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government,” he said in a tweet.



In July this year, the MP accused President Akufo-Addo of depriving basic schools of necessary resources.



In a brief statement, the MP questioned why schools reopened without the necessary resources to run them.



According to him, the government has not paid the capitation grant for six terms and is in arrears.



Aside from that, many schools lack textbooks to improve teaching and learning, and those that do have a limited supply.



He also revealed that most schools are experiencing furniture shortages.



Source: Ghana Web

I groomed topnotch sound engineers and the finest video director in Ghana – Guru brags


Ghanaian hiplife artiste, Guru, has disclosed how he helped in grooming some of the finest musicians in the showbiz industry.



Speaking in a one-on-one interview with DJ POPO on Property FM in Cape Coast, the rapper said he has always pushed people he encountered.



“It got to a time that we realized that the kind of style that we are coming out with isn’t like what anyone else is doing,” he said monitored by Amansan Krakye of MyNewsGh.com



He continued, “So we had to groom sound engineers and it’s been like that from the beginning and we also brought a video director.



Buttressing his claims, he cited the likes of X bills Ebenezer, Ball J, Danny Beatz, and many others, as individuals who first passed through him.



“X Bills who shot my videos is now one of the best in the scene and we also worked with Danny Beat, Beatmonster, Ball J, Kin Dee, and others.



“So where we are coming from has been about pushing each other to the top and so if you didn’t even have a talent you’ll also discover yours by force,” he posited.



Source: Ghana Web