‘You are a goner’ – Dan Kwaku Yeboah tells Adwoa Safo after public apology

Ace sports broadcaster Dan Kwaku Yeboah believes that the position of the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo relative to the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party is untenable and that her parliamentary career is over.

Kwaku Yeboah does not see any light at the end of the tunnel for Adwoa Safo in her quest to run the 2024 elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Okay FM, Kwaku Yeboah faulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the conduct of Adwoa Safo.

According to him, the failure of President Akufo-Addo to deal ruthlessly with issues like that of Adwoa Safo is the reason most Ghanaians are unhappy with his government.

Kwaku Yeboah posits that President Akufo-Addo could have lobbied the majority caucus in Parliament to oust Adwoa Safo from the house.

Responding to Adwoa Safo’s plead for another chance, Kwaku Yeboah said that while she will be forgiven for her transgressions, she will not under any circumstance survive the primaries of the governing party.

“She is a goner. The time has come for her to go. People are angry with Akufo-Addo because of issues like this. His inability to crack the whip on issues like this is the reason most Ghanaians are unhappy.

“He should have been able to galvanize the majority in Parliament to vote against her. If appearance counted in attaining political power, we would have gone for Miss Ghana contestants. She will be forgiven but she is done,” he said.

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, Adwoa Safo offered an unreserved apology to her party and its members, shedding light on the personal challenges she and her family faced during that period.

Adwoa Safo acknowledged that her absence was unintentional and expressed deep remorse for any inconvenience it may have caused.

She specifically addressed key figures within her party, stating, “I want to use this platform to apologize to my party and leaders of the party. The first is President Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, the Chief of Staff, the Majority Leader, and the entire Majority Caucus.”

She continued, “I want to apologize because it was not intentional, there was a lot going on in my life and that of my family. I am using this medium to plead with you all in the name of God. To my regional executives and my constituency executive, the headquarters of the NPP, I plead with you all, including sympathizers and supporters who love the party and myself, to forgive me for everything that has happened.”

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19-year-old miner jailed for breaking into gold buying shop

A 19-year-old small scale miner, who broke into a gold buying shop and made away with items and money worth?GHS 19,400 has been sentenced to six months imprisonment in hard labour by the Tarkwa District court ‘2’.

Yaw Atigama, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage and stealing.

The presiding judge, Isaac Osei Asare, convicted and sentenced Atigama, to six months in prison on all three counts, sentences are to run concurrently.

The prosecutor, Police Sargent Patrick Essien, said the complainant Benjamin Atta Borsah, a gold buyer, resided in Wassa Simpa, a community along the Tarkwa-Takoradi highway while Atigama, hails from Akatsi in the Volta Region.

He said on June 18, 2023, at about 0500 hours, members of Simpa community volunteers, while on their usual rounds to ensure property and the citizenry are protected, detected thieves had broken into the complainant’s gold buying shop and stolen some items.

He said the witness picked the complainant’s phone number on the door of his shop and pleaded with him to come over.

The prosecutor said when the complainant rushed to the scene, he realized his glass and burglar proof doors valued?GHS 4,500 had been damaged.

Sergeant Essien said a Hisense television valued at GH?2, 500, two gold weighing scales valued GH?600, money box containing GH?1,000 and about three pounds of gold sand concentrate worth GHS 15,000 were all stolen.

He said while in the shop the witness saw drops of fresh blood on the floor and followed some to a ghetto, where he spotted the accused with a wound on his hand and blood all over.

Prosecution said Atigama was arrested, confessed that he committed the crime with one Abeiku now at large.?

He told the witness and the complainant that his accomplice had sent the television they stole to his mother for safe keeping.?

The witness together with the complainant went to Abeiku house and retrieved the television.?

The convict and exhibit were given to the police, and the case was reported.?

Source: Ghana Web

‘Odwira Man Ghana 2023’ launched in Accra

Revellers and patrons of the 2023 edition of the annual Odwira Festival will have an extra reason to be excited about the festival as a bodybuilding competition has for the first time, been added to activities to mark the festival.

The people of Akropong in the Eastern Region will bear witness to history as a bodybuilding competition will be held outside Accra for the first time.

The competition dubbed Man Ghana 2023 will see Ghana’s premier and celebrated bodybuilders battling for fame and honor on September 29, 2023.

A brainchild of the collaboration of the Ghana Bodybuilding Federation, Odwira Festival, and Fitnation, the tournament is set to have males and females compete in the physique and bikini categories respectively.

At the press launch held in Accra on Thursday, September 14, 2023, it came to light that 30 nationally-acclaimed bodybuilders will be competing in the tournament.

The Vice President of the GBFA who made the disclosure indicated that the prize package include trophies, medals, cash awards, professional cards, and the prestigious opportunity to join the national bodybuilding team, known as the Black Muscles.

The competition will feature a diverse range of categories, encompassing Men’s Light Weight Bodybuilding, Men’s Middle Weight Bodybuilding, Men’s Heavyweight Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique above 176cm, Men’s Physique below 176cm, and Female Physique. Additionally, a captivating Strongman contest will precede the main event, culminating in the crowning of Mr. Odwira.

Abdul Haye Yartey, the president of GBFA stated that those will excel at the competition will be selected to represent Ghana at the World Bodybuilding Championship slated for November in Spain, as well as the 2024 African Championship.

Eric Amoako Twum, CEO of Fitnation, expressed optimism regarding the impact of the partnership between GBFA and the Odwira festival, foreseeing a positive shift in perceptions and stereotypes surrounding bodybuilders in Ghana.

“This partnership provides an opportunity to change the narrative around bodybuilders to a focus on the discipline, attention to detail, and nutrition required to attain such a physique. A fit and healthy nation is key to development,” Mr. Twum asserted.

Source: Ghana Web

‘The Return of Azonto and Classic Hiplife’: DJ Toyor to embark on a tour

Celebrated as a three-time winner of the prestigious Best Mobile DJ of the Year award at the Ghana DJ Awards, DJ Toyor is ready to thrill communities across the African continent with ‘The Return of Azonto and Classic Hiplife’ event.

According to him, this tour is not merely a musical journey; it’s a passionate endeavor to reignite the flames of Azonto and Hiplife, the vibrant and culturally significant music genres originating from Ghana.

Toyor explains that he looks forward to spreading the infectious positivity and getting people from all walks of life grooving to the irresistible rhythms, consequently, preserving the rich heritage of Azonto and Hiplife.

“I want to revive Azonto and Classic Hiplife,” says DJ Toyor. “While South Africans are thriving with Amapiano and Nigerians are making it with Afrobeats, we must remember that Ghana is the proud birthplace of Azonto. There was a time when we almost lost Azonto, but now, I am determined to bring it back, stronger than ever.”

As he readies for this tour, Toyor plans to take the beats and melodies of Azonto and Classic Hiplife to beaches, clubs, and various entertainment venues across the continent.

He envisions crafting an ecstatic ambiance where people can come together, celebrate their cultural roots, and groove to the enduring melodies that have arguably been the heartbeat of Ghana’s music scene.

Source: Ghana Web

‘Glory after death’ – Reactions as Mohbad tops Apple Music chart, overtakes Burna Boy

Shortly after Nigerian singer, Mohbad’s demise, his song “Peace” is presently sitting at the peak of Apple Music’s Top 100 chart.

The fact that Mohbad died recently and the cause of his death is still unknown, has aggravated his supporters to take some actions including the massive streaming of his music.

One of his singles, “Peace,” is presently at the top of Apple Music’s Top 100.

The next song, “Ask About Me,” has overtaken Burna Boy’s “City Boys” at number three on the chart.

His other song, “Feel Good” also peaked at number four on the streaming platform, illustrating the steadfast commitment of his supporters.

However, fans are concerned that despite their fervent support, the funds won’t be presented to his wife and their five-month-old child.

Many have also bemoaned how the singer wasn’t recognized and appreciated while he was still alive.

Read some reactions below:

godspower_omoveh said: “He wasn’t in any record label so please, His family should find out who control his bank account that is connected to these payment platforms. The boy is making huge money at d£ath. So that someone else won’t take it because the parents ain’t too educated on these things”

tkinzystar penned: “May we not only be celebrated in our death. Just look at this!!!!”

shutter__bg7 wrote: “Not happy man, this never happened when my bro was alive.”

obaksolo opined: “Glory after Death. Make dem hand over him Catalog to his Wife abeg”

ladyque_1 penned: “I hope the his son and wife benefit from the proceeds”

psiykehimself_ stated: “Real ones been listening before he died”

Source: Ghana Web

‘It’s possible Mohbad’s body will be exhumed for investigations’ – Police PRO

The Public Relations Officer for the Lagos State Police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, has established the possibility of exhuming Mohbad’s body for investigations.

The PPRO revealed this during a live Instagram session with media personality Daddy Freeze on Thursday night, September 14.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Force PRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated that the singer’s death would be thoroughly investigated by the police.

Hundeyin explained in further detail saying: “The Force PRO issued a statement this evening (Thursday) saying that investigation will commence and that’s what we’re going to do. If need be, the body will be exhumed. It’s not too late. The body can be exhumed and an autopsy can be performed.

“The statement also states that people should bring whatever information they have to the commissioner of police in Lagos State. That’s because we don’t want to do hierarchy anymore. Take it to Force CID, and bring it to Lagos Command. It doesn’t matter. We’re going to harmonize it within ourselves and ensure that justice is done.”

Mohbad’s unfortunate demise occurred on Tuesday, September 12 at the age of 27.

Although the cause of the artiste’s death is yet to be known, it has been attributed to an ear infection, and hypertension, among others.

Mohbad’s father also disclosed that the singer had received an injection from an assistant nurse, which had caused his premature demise.

Source: Ghana Web

Second edition of Girl Getup seminar aims to empower women

Girl Getup Africa, in collaboration with the Naa Dedei Botchwey Foundation, is set to organise the second edition of the Getup seminar on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

The seminar to be held at TV3’s Executive Theatre seeks to shed light on the questions that often weigh on the minds of women and girls to inspire positive, sustainable change.

Speakers for this year’s seminar include Ayo Igwe from Nigeria, CEO of Ace Facades, Irene Aborchie-Nyahe, Director of Legal Assistance Network Ghana; and Latif Abubakari, author and playwright.

Among the activities for the seminar would be a workshop on cybersecurity and abuse, presentations on the theme, and free breast cancer screening for all attendees.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency stated that the collaboration between the Naa Dedei Botchwey Foundation and Girl Getup Africa was a testament to the power of collective action and the shared commitment to empowering women and girls.

‘By joining forces, these organisations aim to amplify their impact, reaching even more individuals who can benefit from the seminar’s transformative experience.

‘The Girl Getup seminar has a longstanding tradition of providing a platform for thought-provoking discussions, personal growth, and inspiration. This year’s event promises to take these aspects to new heights, offering attendees an unforgettable encounter with life-changing insights,’ the statement said.

This year’s Girl Getup Seminar, which is free for all, is themed ‘Change Starts from Within.’

Source: Ghana News Agency

NGO donates learning materials to Street Academy

Heartfelt Philanthropy Network, a Non-Governmental Organisation has donated learning materials to the Street Academy to enable remote learning.

The items worth over GH10, 000.00 included a projector, giant projector screen, reading books, among others.

Presenting the items, Ms Yvonne Abba-Opoku, Founder and Director of Heartfelt Philanthropy Network stated that the gesture was to improve and strengthen literacy programmes in the school.

‘Our plan is to set up literacy and reading club which includes technology,’ she added.

According to her, literacy was important hence the need to donate the items to the school.

‘We believe that the children at Street Academy have potential and our job is to make sure that they are ready when those moments come, to express themselves,’ she said.

Ms Abba-Opoku expressed the hope that the items would go a long way to help enhance academic activities in the school.

Mr Ataa Lartey, CEO of Street Academy thanked Ms Abba-Opoku and her outfit for their kind gesture and appealed to stakeholders and other organisations to support the school.

He said the children were future leaders, adding that there was the need to invest in them.

Heartfelt Philanthropy Network is a UK registered non-governmental with a mission to transform lives and promote good governance.

It improves the welfare of children, young people and families in disadvantaged communities.

Source: Ghana News Agency