Nana Appiah Mensah Has Received An Award For His Contribution To The Development Of Business In Ghana

Kinaata or Medikal should’ve won VGMA Artiste of the Year if I didn’t win – Kuami Eugene

When asked who he would have loved to win if he lost, he mentioned Medikal or Kinaata.

“I was rooting for Kinaata to win the Artiste of the Year besides me. I was also rooting for Medikal as well. Because Kofi Kinaata has really worked and Medikal also released back-to-back hit songs for the year. He has done the job, truth be told,” he said.

Prior to the awards, held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre on August 28 and 29, 2020, a lot of people had projected Sarkodie and Kofi Kinaata to win the top prize.

Kuami Eugene beat off competition from Sarkodie, Kofi Kinaata, Diana Hamilton and Medikal to win the award.

He also won Highlife Artiste of the Year.

Other winners include Gospel Song of the Year – Celestine Donkor ft Nhyiraba Gideon (Agbeloo), Highlife Song of the Year – Things Fall Apart, Reggae Song of the Year – Poverty (J. Derobie) and Hiphop Song of the Year – Don’t Be Late (Kofi Mole).

Hiplife Song of the Year went to ‘Omo Ada’ by Medikal and Afrobeat Song of the Year to ‘Zanku’ by DopeNation.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was organised by Charterhouse.


NDC keeps postponing manifesto launch due to Mahama’s lack of vision – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the opposition National Democratic Congress rescheduled its manifesto launch because its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has no vision for the country.

The NPP believes that the NDC has had to revise its policy document after learning of the plans the governing party has for Ghanaians.

The National Communications Director for NPP, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, at a press conference, said the NDC cannot even be trusted to launch its manifesto on September 7 as scheduled.

“Months before COVID-19 hit the world, John Mahama’s NDC set up a manifesto committee on a perilous journey to go and find out what Ghanaians want. After 16 years of NDC in the 28-year-old fourth Republic which he [Mahama] has ruled in 6 years of those years and the final decision maker in Ghana, he is still struggling to find out what Ghanaians governance priorities are.

“On July 1st 2020, the whole world was told that candidate Mahama has received the people’s manifesto and he said he was going to launch in August but when the NPP announced August 22 to launch its manifesto, the whole world was told theirs will follow on the August 29 and then came the bomb. Our manifesto hit them so hard making them postpone to 31st August and as we speak we are not sure it will come on as announced again on the 7th September.”

Copy from our manifesto if you are out of ideas

Earlier at the launch of NPP’s 2020 manifesto, the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu ridiculed NDC accusing the latter of running out of campaign ideas ahead of the 2020 general election.

He insisted that the opposition party was deliberately delaying the launch of its manifesto just to take cues from the campaign message of the Akufo-Addo led administration.

“They announced two months ago that their manifesto is ready, but they have not been able to launch it. Obviously, they are waiting for us to launch our manifesto so they can copy as usual, since they have no original ideas. Well, we have launched ours, so they are free to copy,” he stated.

Don’t just sit in Accra, you’ve to go down and see – Bawumia hits back at Mahama over 1V1D

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has debunked claims by former President John Mahama that the One-Village One-Dam promise hasn’t materialized.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Dr. Bawumia asked the NDC flagbearer to take a tour especially to his constituency; Bole and he will see 10 of the dams constructed.

The former President had accused the ruling government of hoodwinking Ghanaians with their 1V1D policy; a promise they have failed to honor.
“One Village One Dam has not materialized. All the dams dried up in the dry season, most districts do not have any factory yet and yet it has all been propaganda. Ghanaians have seen through it and on 7 December 2020 they are going to exercise their franchise to kick out this non-performing government,” Mahama said.

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However, in his interaction with Kwami Sefa Kayi, Dr. Bawumia said: “it’s completely false that the dams don’t exist. Indeed the former President (Mahama) said the 1V1D hasn’t materialized but there was a documentary in Bole his own constituency and 10 dams were functional . . . these dams are providing water . . . If you sit in Accra you may not understand what the impact of these dams are, you have to go down and see . . . ” he pointed out I-9


Kelvynboy unfollows everyone on Instagram after not winning Afrobeats Song of the Year Award

Popular dancehall artiste Kelvynboy, born Kelvin Brown, has unfollowed all the people he was following on social media site Instagram after the VGMA 2020.

The Mea singer was a nominee at the 21st edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and was present to pick the award should he be adjudged the winner.

Things did not, however, go as he planned as the award category in which he was nominated went to someone else.

The Toffee singer was nominated in the same category alongside powerful acts and songs like EL ft AI -Adwuma, King Promise – Comando, Darkovibes ft Kidi – Bless Me, Kwesi Arthur ft Mr Eazi- Nobody, Kidi ft Kwesi Arthur- Mr Badman, DopeNation- Zanku, Guilty Beats ft Mr Eazi and Kwesi Arthur-Pilolo and Wendy Shay -All for you.

However, the award went to twin brothers DopeNation with their song Zanku carrying the day.

It was reported that immediately the winner of that category was announced, Kelvynboy and his entourage walked out of the auditorium.

It is still not clear why Kelvynboy decided to unfollow all those he was following on IG.


Three reasons why people love Joe Mettle

Recently, Joe Mettle, Ghanaian Christian song star got married. Along with it came a plethora of well wishes for him as if everything came to a standstill.

People posted his wedding photos, short videos and shared kind words to wish him well in his newfound life with his wife on social media.

While I pondered over everything, I felt that people like and adore this man for the following reasons even though I will be kidding myself to think that everyone was happy about this though.

Below are three-point reasons why I think people love Joe Mettle.

#1. Inward Connection

The first reason why I believe people love Joe is that he points people to Christ in his songs. He can take old songs and make them come alive. He doesn’t fake it. He sings the way he talks. Seriously, I have listened to his interview on the Delay Show and he couldn’t even explain how he does it. He will only say it is by grace. When he sings, he points us to God and not himself.

#2. Outward Connection

People see in him what people want to become of a gentle Christian who does not do what he does because of fame.

The second reason I feel people stand on to love him is that he shows outwardly the life of Christ in him inwardly. People have not had any reason to doubt his outward life. He is not faking.

#3. No Controversies

Many Christian musicians have too many controversies hanging on their head but not him. He lives his quiet and peaceable life and minds his business. As we say in Ghana, ‘he is in his lane’ and running his race of life.

A Christian musician must not appear as a worldly musician who thrives on controversies of insulting other people to draw attention to himself instead of pointing people to Christ. Joe Mettle has shown a life of enviable repute.

All put together people see in him a godly person who does what he sings. Maybe all of us must start living like Joe Mettle. It will be a good Christian witness.

Air borders reopened effective September 1; land, sea borders remain closed

He made this known during his 16th national address on the measure taken by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

“I am glad to announce that the Kotoka International Airport will resume operations on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This has been communicated to all international airlines,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed that every passenger who arrives in the country must possess proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

The president said while the government is aware that the country’s first cases of the disease were imported, it is optimistic that the reopening of the airport will not lead to new infections.

He said the government has therefore put in place a number of guidelines to ensure that no case is imported into the country.

The guidelines include;

1. Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin. All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines who fail in this regard will be duly sanctioned;

2. disembarking passengers must do so wearing face masks;

3. upon disembarking from the aeroplane, each passenger will undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a fee to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within thirty (30) minutes;

4. children under the ages of five (5) will not be required to undergo testing at the airport;

5. passengers, who test positive for COVID-19, will be handled by the health authorities for further clinical assessment and management; and

6. passengers, who test negative, can, thereupon, enter Ghana to go about their lawful activities, and will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana.

Meanwhile, the country’s land and sea borders remain closed.

When were Ghana’s borders closed?

Ghana’s air, sea and land borders were closed on Sunday, March 22, 2020, following an order by President Akufo-Addo as part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

At the time, the country had only recorded 21 cases of the novel disease.

The initial closure was to last for two weeks according to President Nana Akufo-Addo but was extended.

In announcing the closure, the President said: “All our borders; by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday, March 22, 2020”.

The closure did not apply to goods, supplies and cargo.

Meanwhile, Ghana as of today, the morning of Sunday, August 30, 2020, has recorded 44,205 cases with 42,777 recoveries and 276 deaths.

Ghana’s current active case stands at 1,152.


Second-year SHS, JHS students to resume October 5

Second-year Junior High School and Senior High School students will be returning to school on October 5, 2020.

This follows relevant consultations by the Ghana Education Service, according to President Akufo-Addo.

“With Junior High Schools operating with class sizes of thirty (30), and Senior High Schools with class sizes of twenty-five (25), SHS 2 and JHS 2 students will be in school for ten (10) weeks to study, and write their end of term examinations,” the President said in an address to the nation on Sunday evening.

Prior to reopening, all schools will be fumigated and disinfected.

All JHS two and SHS two students will be given reusable face masks like was done for the final year JHS and SHS students who reported to school earlier in the year.

JHS two students will also be given one hot meal a day.

“SHS 2 students in boarding houses are to return to their various dormitories on 5th October, whilst day students, respecting fully the COVID-19 protocols, will commute from home to their respective schools on the same date. Prior to reopening, all Junior and Senior High Schools will be fumigated and disinfected. Just as was done in the case of final year university, JHS and SHS students, all JHS 2 and SHS 2 students, as well as all teaching and non-teaching staff, will be given reusable face masks. Each school will be provided with Veronica Buckets, gallons of liquid soap, rolls of tissue paper, thermometer guns, and 200 milli-litre containers of sanitizers. JHS 2 students will be given one hot meal a day,” President Akufo-Addo added.

President Akufo-Addo, however, said pupils from KG to primary 6, JHS 1 and SHS 1  will, however, return to school in January 2021.

“The Ghana Education Service, after further consultations, has decided to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 students. The next academic year will resume in January 2021, with appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous year. The relevant dispositions will also be made so that the presence, at the same time, in school of all streams of students, can occur in safety.”

Men: Please Avoid The Intake Of These 4 Foods, They Can Cause Prostate Cancer

Men: Please Avoid The Intake Of These 4 Foods, They Can Cause Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a very dangerous disease that affects the males. It is a cancer that affects the prostate gland which is saddled with the sole responsibility of producing seminal fluid that transport and nourishes the sperm.

Prostate cancer grows slowly but it can be treated when detected at its early stage. When one is infected with prostate cancer, such an individual begins to experience the following symptoms.

  1. Problem when urinating.
  2. Stains of blood in the semen.
  3. Pains in the bone and joint.
  4. Erectile dysfunction.
  5. Low force in the stream of urine when urinating.

Please, when you discover any of these signs, try and see a doctor immediately.

Cancer simply means excessive duplication of cells hence prostate cancer is caused due to the abnormal production of cells in the prostate gland. These abnormal cells that are produced gradually form tumor and can also spread to other parts of the body.

Some risk factors of prostate cancer include

  1. Age: as you age, your risk of prostate cancer increases.
  2. Race: men from the black race carry a greater risk of prostate cancer than men from other races.
  3. Family history: you carry a greater risk of prostate cancer if anyone from your family had it.
  4. Obesity: men who are obese are more likely to be infected with prostate cancer.

Some ways you can prevent prostate cancer include.

  1. Since obesity is one of the risk factors, maintain a very healthy weight by engaging in constant exercise and checking your diet.
  2. Always go for regular check up in case of early signs.
  3. Regular exercise to burn calories.
  4. Chose a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.

The food we eat goes a long way to affect our health. Food plays a very great role in increasing the risk of developing prostate cancer. Men, please avoid these foods to reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

  1. Red and processed meat.

Studies have shown that a diet high in meat increases one’s chances of developing prostate cancer. This is due to the presence of heterocyclic amines ( HCAs) which are formed when meat are being cooked at a high temperature. Avoid red and processed meats like pork, beef, lunch meats, hot dogs and sausage. Go for better supplements like lean poultry e.g. turkey and chicken, beans and legumes, nuts etc.

  1. Dairy

Excessive consumption of dairy products increases one’s risk of developing prostate cancer. Skim and low fat milks also increases one’s chances of developing the disease. Please, reduce your level of consumption of dairy products. Low fat and fat free varieties will make better supplements. Reduce your intake of whole milk, full fat cheeses, full fat yogurts, full fat butter etc and replace them with better products like almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, rice milk, etc.

  1. Alcohol

Consumption of excess alcohol increases your chances of developing prostate cancer. Those who drink excessively have a very high chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Please reduce your intake of alcohol if you don’t want to be affected with this disease.

  1. Saturated fats

Saturated fats are not only linked to heart disease but to prostate cancer also. This research is still tentative but saturated fats leads to the creation of fiber and nutrient dense plants which increase your risk of this disease so avoid it totally.

The purpose of this article is to bring to your knowledge of things that leads to prostate cancer so that you can protect yourself. Health is wealth, your ability to pass through this world is once so stay safe.


Ghana Education Service Direct All Teacher’s With Diploma Not To Go In For Two Year Degree In Basic Education

If you are a Teacher in GES, with a Diploma in Basic Education, at the Rank of Snr. Supt II or I, or a new diploma-holding graduate from College of Education, and wish to pursue a Degree programme now or later, Counsellor Daniel Fenyi has this advice for you.

DO NOT go in for a 2-year top-up degree in Basic Education. RATHER, opt for a 3-year Degree in Secondary Education. The Secondary Education, upon completion, gives you two options- either to remain at the Basic level or jump to Senior High School. IN LIFE, it is always safer and wiser to have options, just in case! A degree in Basic Education does not give you the second option.

From 2023, ALL trained teachers who’ll be posted from Colleges of Education will hold degree in Basic Education. They will be stuck at the basic level with no opportunity to upgrade to SHS. This is your ONLY advantage over them. PLAN! If you pursue 2year top-up from today, you’ll complete in 2022 and your upgrading will take effect in 2023, same year as the College people. If you can have the chance to leap to SHS, why not try?

DO NOT allow anyone deceive you that basic school teachers with B.Ed and SHS teachers take the same salary hence no need to ‘rush’ to SHS. Frankly, IT’S TRUE. But, the Adisadel College teacher’s child has the chance of attending Adisco over the Methodist basic school teacher’s child. That’s not money, it’s called VALUE! And LIFE, many times, is about value, not money.

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