Pictures of The Accra Floods and Explosion

More than 200 bodies have been recovered from floods and explosion in Accra. Many drowned in a severe flood in the city on the night of Wednesday June 3, 2015, after several hours of tropical rainfall. The areas affected most were the low-lying areas along the Odaw River channel, including parts of Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Avenor and Alajo. Strong flood waters swept cars and trucks into open storm drains that run through Nima and Kokomlemle suburbs. Then, there was a huge explosion that killed scores of people sheltering from the heavy rain and floods, under canopy at a fuel station … Continue reading Pictures of The Accra Floods and Explosion

Meet The Man Promoting Community Freestyle Football in Ghana

It was one of those evening rush hours on a week day in Accra; David Adisah sat at the editing bench reviewing some videos, at his SkyPoint Studios on the first floor of a block of shops in Kotobabi, a suburb of Accra. Down in the street below, cars and trucks in a long uneven queue were crawling towards the high-class neighbourhoods of Roman Ridge and Airport Residential Area. For, David that day, the day’s work wasn’t over yet. He was reviewing and making final cuts to videos for episodes of his freestyle football show. He would stop a video … Continue reading Meet The Man Promoting Community Freestyle Football in Ghana

Hon. Kris Pappoe’s Funeral Comes Off Saturday, May 30

The funeral of Mr Kris Kwame Pappoe comes off tomorrow Saturday May 30 in Ho, capital city of the Volta Region. Mr Pappoe died in February, in Ho, after a short illness. He was 68. He was the first Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress; former Public Relations Officer of International Hospitals Group, and former Executive Director of Inter-Universe Holdings. He is survived by a wife and ten children. Continue reading Hon. Kris Pappoe’s Funeral Comes Off Saturday, May 30

Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Christian Council Damn Government’s Approach to Power Crisis

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Christian Council of Ghana have condemned Government’s lack of viable short term solutions to the country’s current electric power crisis. The religious leaders observed that there is no improvement, for close to three years, in spite of Government’s promises and actions to ameliorate the situation. The critical observation of Government’s approach to solving the crisis was issued in a statement signed jointly by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel K. Martey, Chairman of Christian Council of Ghana, and released today May 7, after a … Continue reading Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Christian Council Damn Government’s Approach to Power Crisis

Are Recent Dumsor Statements from Celebrities A Scheme? Really?

It takes a Sarkordie song, an Yvonne Nelson tweet, and a Lydia Forson letter—each dealing with, the same subject, dumsor—and a big public excitement enters the on-going frenzied debates over the current electric power crisis at the beginning of May. Today, in what looks like an argumentum ad hominen style, a new Black Narrator caricature seems to suggests that recent statements made by certain Ghanaian celebrities, telling politicians and the president off, over a slow response to the country’s power crises—and calling for a more rapid resolution—are outcomes of a covert design, rather than mere coincidence. So what? Assuming, without … Continue reading Are Recent Dumsor Statements from Celebrities A Scheme? Really?

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije is Africa’s Best Mayor

The mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has won the inaugural José Eduardo dos Santos African Mayor Awards. Dr. Vanderpuije won in the large cities category, ahead of Cape Town and Darkar. Accra, the winning city will receive $200,000 for some specific initiatives. The awards were announced Thursday, May 30, on the sidelines of the 2nd Africa Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum held from 29-30 March 2015 in Luanda, Angola. Other winners are Praia in Cape Verde (small city), and Kinondoni in Tanzania (medium city). Dr Vanderpuije and the other winners were awarded at a formal presentation ceremony and a Gala dinner hosted by Angola’s Minister of State … Continue reading Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije is Africa’s Best Mayor

Supreme Court Orders EC to Suspend District Assembly Elections

The Supreme Court has, by a unanimous decision last Friday, ordered the Electoral Commission to suspend the District Assembly elections scheduled for March 3, 2015. The seven-member panel, presided over by Mr Justice William Atuguba also directed the EC to restart the processes for the nomination. The court earlier on February 26, 2015, directed the EC to stop advertisements on the polls until the final determination of the matter. The plaintiff, a District Assembly aspirant, Benjamin Eyi Mensah, dragged the Commission to court for illegally disqualifying and failing to include him in the impending elections. He was represented by his lawyer, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin. The court … Continue reading Supreme Court Orders EC to Suspend District Assembly Elections

Top Newsmakers of 2014, Ghana

Here are Ghana’s top newsmakers of the year 2014. Ghanaian BBC WorldNews anchor Komla Dumor died in London The boxer Ayittey Powers refused to honour a fight because “his spiritual father” said he would lose if he fought on the main night of the fight. Senior national football team, the Ghana Black Stars haggle over 100,000 dollars appearance fee at the 2014 FIFA Worl Cup in Brazil and fell out of the tournament. Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankra wept when he was invited to the Justice Dzamefe Commission which investigated Ghana’s poor performance in Brazil and related … Continue reading Top Newsmakers of 2014, Ghana

Ghana HIV Awareness Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey Confesses

Ghana’s most popular HIV awareness ambassador, Mrs Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey on Monday December 15, confessed she never tested positive for HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. She made the declaration after several years of campaigning to raise awareness for the disease and to end stigmatisation of people living with the virus. The Ghana AIDS Commission engaged Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey and three other people living with HIV in 2011 for a campaign called the “Heart to Heart” to end stigmatisation and mother-to-child transmission. But her engagement with the campaign was terminated November 2012. She alleged that Ghana AIDS … Continue reading Ghana HIV Awareness Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey Confesses