I Lied About My HIV+ Status: Joyce Dzidzor Mensah

Ms Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, former HIV/AIDS Goodwill Ambassador has said she lied when she publicly declared in December 2014 that she never had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “I test positive to HIV in the year 2007”, she confessed. The former HIV/AIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Ghana AIDS Commission revealed in an “apology letter” posted on her Facebook page January 17, 2016. Ms Mensah wrote, she denied her HIV+ status to protect her children who were experiencing stigma in school. “My children started experiencing rejection at school making my little boy always telling me he wouldn’t go to school again … Continue reading I Lied About My HIV+ Status: Joyce Dzidzor Mensah

Outline of The Ghana Court Marriage Procedure

The Ghana court marriage procedure seems to be a subject that many want to understand sufficiently well. Among them are persons planning a marriage and students prepping for a test. In this write-up I present an outline of the Ghana court marriage procedure, simple and easy to understand.  First, let’s define what court marriage is. In Ghana, some people use the term court marriage when they mean to say a marriage contracted under the Marriage Ordinance. That’s the term many ordinary folks call it, probably because it’s marriage made in the law court. Wedding, for them, is marriage officiated by a minister in … Continue reading Outline of The Ghana Court Marriage Procedure

Marriage Registration Fees For 2016 Released

Love couples in Accra will pay at least GH¢150.00 in fees to celebrate a marriage under the ordinance at the Marriage Registry in AMA, in 2016. The new marriage registration fees are published under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s Imposition of Rates and Fee-Fixing Resolution, 2016, in the Local Government Bulletin No.1 dated Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The new fees come in a resolution adopted at a meeting of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly convened on October 31, 2015, and signed by the Acting Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Derrick Addotey Myres and the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Sam Ayeh-Datey. The Approved … Continue reading Marriage Registration Fees For 2016 Released

TV3 Disciplines Nana Aba Anamoah Over Tweets

TV3 is very unhappy with Nana Aba Anamoah over tweets she made recently, especially the viral Old Trafford “selfie”. The sassy news anchor and producer has gotten into trouble with her employer following uproar and ridicule on Twitter and local media over a photo—a supposed selfie she took in the stands at Old Trafford during a football match Manchester United played—which she tweeted last week. Management of TV3 announced Saturday night, it has pulled the news anchor Nana Aba Anamoah off air over what it calls “alleged online information theft and other unprofessional misrepresentations that have flooded social and other … Continue reading TV3 Disciplines Nana Aba Anamoah Over Tweets

Dickson Wins RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015

Kwame Dickson from Cantonments Accra has won the RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015 basketball tournament finals played last night September 11 at the Lebanon House, Accra. He beat Accra Poly’s Romeo Enan by 17 points to 13 in the men’s final match to win the one-on-one basketball competition. “I’m very excited. I knew I would win this tournament although I was the first runner up at the Cantonments qualifying match. This win is for my family”, Dickson told Labone Express. He won the game for his wife and son who were very disappointed when he lost to Elvis … Continue reading Dickson Wins RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015

Functions of District Assemblies You Should Know

Knowing the functions of District Assemblies would enable us, their constituents, to see how much their work impacts so many aspects of our lives, and perhaps appreciate how important (or not) it is for everyone to take strong interest in what the District Assemblies do.  This knowledge can empower us to hold them accountable, demand quality municipal services and better representation of our elected assemblymembers. The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, in Article 240, tasks them, the local government authorities (Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies — MMDAs) to plan, initiate, co-ordinate, manage and execute policies in respect of … Continue reading Functions of District Assemblies You Should Know