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Low Christmas Sales – Shop Owners At The Kumasi City Mall

 

Some shop owners at the Kumasi City Mall has lamented over low sales of product in this year’s Christmas season.

Kumasi city mall has been the hub of Christmas goods as far as this year is concern. But few people are converging into the mall to patronise these goods.

A shop attendant of a Jewellery shop at the mall in an interview with Enoch Adjei of akrasibriget.com indicated, it even surprises her to hear people say “Christmas market” since nothing depicts Christmas season as far as sales are concern.

“As you can see the store is quiet and less busy since no one is here to buy and you are a witness to it in your thirty minutes of being here” she lamented.

The $95 million US dollar mall was open to the general public on 20th April, 2017 and has been the official place for shopping for people living in and around Kumasi.

 

Opening of the mall

source: akrasibridget.com

 

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Entertainment

One corner hit maker “Patapaa” involved in motor accident

 

News reaching akrasibridget.com from the camp of the one corner hitmaker, Amisty Patapaa indicates that he has been involved in a terrible car accident at Madina, knocking down 2 people at the spot.

The one corner hitmaker had the terrible accident whiles returning from a show last Sunday at Kade in the Eastern Region with his newly acquired car destroyed beyond repairs.

Akrasibriget.com can confirm that, the rapper was checked and discharged the same day but one of his crew members called Amisty was the only person who got hurt among the 5 people in the car.

He is currently with the Madina police station assisting with investigations

source: akrasibridget.com

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Charlotte Osei, 2 deputies to face C’ttee in ‘corruption ‘ probe

 

Citi News can confirm that a prima facie case has been established against the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, following allegations of corruption and abuse of office levelled against her in two separate petitions.

Her two deputies, Amadu Sulley (in charge of Operations), and Georgina Amankwa (in charge of Corporate Services, will also have a case to answer for their alleged roles in the disappearance of some Ghc480, 000 from the Electoral Commission (EC)’s Endowment Fund, among other allegations.

The three top EC officials today [Monday], appeared individually before the Chief Justice in the company of their lawyers, at the office of the Judicial Service located at the Supreme Court.

Charlotte to answer for only 6 allegations out of 27
In the case of the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, Citi News sources say out of the 27 allegations made against her, only six of them were deemed valid, for which she would have to answer before the committee.

A prima facie case is the establishment of a legally required rebuttable presumption, and a cause of action or defense that is sufficiently established by a party’s evidence to justify a verdict in his or her favour, provided such evidence is not rebutted by the other party.

Appointment of committee members
The latest development means that, the Chief Justice will be preparing to officially inaugurate a five-member committee which will have three superior court judges and two ordinary citizens as members.

The judges will be appointed by the Chief Justice in consultation with the Judicial Council, whereas the two ordinary citizens will also be appointed by the Chief Justice, in consultation with the Council of State.

The Chief Justice and the Judicial Council, may now recommend to the President of the Republic the suspension of the EC Chair from her position, to enable her undergo the hearing, who will either approve it or not.

Already, one of the deputies, Georgina Opoku Amankwa, is serving a suspension over the issues brought against her by the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei.

The Petitions
Some staff of the EC petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in July 2017, to remove Mrs. Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.

Some of the allegations involved the unilateral award of contracts by the EC boss in the run-up to the 2016 general election.

The unnamed EC staff are being represented by Lawyer Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, against Mrs. Osei.

The petition against her, alleged among others the funnelling of GH¢3.9 million to partition an office, the receipt of a Toyota Land Cruiser from the Mahama government, and the use of about $14 million when the Public Procurement Authority had authorized her to use only $7.5 million.

Amadu Sulley ‘illegally’ took GHC 6m from parties – Charlotte Osei

Mrs. Osei also responded by making allegations of corruption against her deputies, claiming that she was only being hounded because she sought to introduce systems to curb misuse and mismanagement of resources

EC Deputy Chair illegally’ signed over GHC40m contract – Charlotte Osei

Charlotte Osei among others, accused deputy Chairperson of the Commission of illegally signing contracts worth over GHC 40 million without her approval.

Fresh impeachment against EC Chair

Subsequently, another individual by name Douglas Seidu, a concerned Ghanaian, also petitioned the President in August 2017, seeking the removal of the EC Chair, on grounds of “financial misconduct, incompetence, conflict of interest, breaches of the public procurement processes, amongst others. It is an eight-paged petition” according to the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, who spoke to Citi News in August.

President Akufo-Addo in accordance with the constitution forwarded both petitions to the Chief Justice to look into the matter.
Suggestions are that both petitions have been consolidated to make the committee’s work easier.

CODEO questions ‘silence’ on EC’s missing Ghc480, 000 endowment fund

The Coalition of Domestic Elections Observers (CODEO) recently expressed reservations about the silence of the agencies investigating the disappearance of money from the Electoral Commission (EC)’s Endowment Fund.

According to the Coalition, it is imperative that the country’s election supervisory body is free from any issues that might raise doubts about the EC’s integrity. Reports are that EOCO has concluded its probe into the matter, after the suspects were asked to proceed on leave.

The officials are the Commission’s Deputy Chairperson in-charge of Finance and Administration, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, Chief Accountant, Kwaku Owusu Agyei-Larbi and Finance Officer, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah.

Money not in officials’ accounts

EOCO revealed in September that, the money which went missing from the EC’s Endowment Fund did not end up in the accounts of the officials being investigated.

They however insisted that it was too early to conclude that the officials are innocent, given the mandate and access they had to the funds during the period.

Speaking to Accra-based Peace FM, the Executive Director of EOCO, K. K. Amoah, at the time, stated that, investigations were far advanced into the matter, and that they would submit their findings to the Attorney General very soon. “We are still on the case. I met with my colleagues and we noticed that, the money did not end up in the accounts of the officials, so right now it is missing,” he said.

“It is too early to conclude anyone is innocent because [Georgina Opoku Amankwah] was in charge of the Endowment Fund and [Asamoah] was the auditor at the time. In a few days, we’ll make our determinations.”

According to him, there have been claims that the money from the Endowment Fund was used for some projects for the EC, but he said no documents have been provided to prove this claim.

“It’s been suggested that the money was used for some work for the EC. If that’s the case, they should bring receipts and documents to prove it. We haven’t got any such documents from them. Without those documents, we’ll continue to pursue them. With time, we will pass the information on to the Attorney General to pursue the matter in court.”

source : citifmonline

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KOSS FIRE: Fire Service Investigates Cause Of The Fire

 

The Konongo -Odumase Division command of the Ghana National Service has begun investigations into the fire that gutted a boys dormitory of the Konongo – Odumase Senior High School (KOSS)on Saturday, December 9, 2017 around 7:45 pm.

The situation which forced some students to spend the night at the school’s Assembly Hall, had the dormitory occupying 250 students burnt.

In an encounter with the media over the incident, the Konongo – Odumase Divisional Fire Commander , Emmanuel Richard Mensah, indicated, the fire started in the boys dormitory around 7:45 pm and spread to other parts of the building, burning almost everything including beds, students belongings and other assets into ashes.

According to him, no casualties were recorded, as the students were studying during prep when the incident occurred.
He also indicated that, the fire would have raze down the entire school structures if the fire officers were not there on time.

And then assured that, full report following a thorough investigations would be made available to the public.

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Lifestyle

Relationship: 4 Things You Dont Need To Tell Your Boyfriend /Girlfriend

 

Honesty is vital in every relationship but must you say everything?

Having someone to talk to and share your thoughts with is one of the most beautiful privileges in a relationship.

But be warned not to share every detail. You must think it’s for the well-being of the relationship but that’s not the case.

In fact, it can be advantageous to reserve certain things like these.

1. Your Cheating history

 

Telling him or her about stuffs like this can have serious repercussions. This revelation will trigger insecurities, even if your partner says it’s okay, trust me, he /she won’t be able to forget it.

He/she will start suspecting and wondering if you are going to do same thing to him. Well it’s up to you. But if you are truly sorry about it and don’t plan on doing it again, it’s okay to keep the skeleton under the lock.
Whether to fess up or not is up to you to decide, but hey, experts say keeping it locked up isn’t a deal breaker

2.Your Crazy Sex Stories

Jokingly bragging about your past sex escapades may seem harmless. But the big question is, does you partner really want a mental image of what transpired between you and your ex? Not really. “It’s bound to tap him/her insecurity and jealousy, and it never feels good to think about your partner being with another person” says Emily Morse, a sexologist.
Discussions about your sex life should be based on whether you’ve checked for STIs , and how you want to use protection during sex.

3. That You Don’t Like His Family

It’s normal if your partner complains about his/her parents. That doesn’t guarantee you to get involved in someone’s family affairs because indirectly you are an outsider.

Because you getting involved can make him/her shift gears and feel protective of them, not to mention hurt his/her feelings because it implies you don’t like his family . Unless they have wronged or disrespected you. Let him/her vent about his/her family and try not to judge, says Emily Morse. Try and imagine how you would feel if the tables were to be turned before you respond.

4. Talking About Trivial Family Drama

Letting your partner know about emotional issues you or your family members have faced isn’t bad, it actually brings you two closer together and it can let you know if your partner is solid and empathetic.
But trivial drama like fights between your cousins over who to scrub the bathroom? isn’t something to tell your partner about.

Thanks for reading I hope this will help spice up your relationship.

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Associationn of Small Scale Miners To Help Halt “Galamsey”

The national task force of the Small Scale Miners Association of Ghana has collaborated with the Ghana Police Service to fight the menace of illegal mining in the country.

The exercise which began from the Upper Denkyira East, has yielded good results, as the task force has arrested 8 illegal miners including 48 mining machines which has also been destroyed.

According to the leader of the task force, Commander Ando, the collaborated efforts is to end the menace completely and restore lands and water bodies that has been polluted.

He stated that, although the work is difficult, Ghanaians should have faith in them,  and vows to end the activities of the illegal miners within three (3) months.

He reiterated that, the task force will not halt it’s activities once the menace is over, but will monitor the water bodies in the country to make sure the illegal miners do not return.

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BREAKING: Appiah Stadium’s House Set Ablaze

Appiah Stadium, a staunch member of the largest opposition party NDC house was set ablaze last night by unkown criminals.

“I was in my house with my family and all I could hear was footsteps. I came out and I could see that my house was on fire” he said.

He is allegedly accusing NPP sympathizers for the incident.

According to him an NPP member threaten him at Manhyia that, he Appiah Stadium will not see day light before this Christmas ends.

“So far as I live, I will continue to criticize Akuffo Addo’s administration, even if I die my ghost will still speak against his government” Appiah said.

Appiah Stadium was in the news before this incident happened when he criticize the President of his costume to the Final funeral rites of the Late Asantehemaa.

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Entertainment

Brother Sammy, Joe Mettle Et al Battles For Gospel Artiste Of The Year

 

The maiden edition of the National Gospel Music Awards will officially take place at the Central Classroom Block of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on the 15th of December, 2017 and many industry players are expected to grace the occasion.

The National Gospel Music Awards which was launched in Kumasi early this year at the Miklin Hotel by royal Akofena Entertainment, seeks to recognise excellence in gospel music, that has won the hearts of Ghanaians.

The awards which comes with 30 categories, will be judged by a board of JURY after  nominations, before the public decides the ultimate winner through votes.

The hottest category which is also the ultimate award comes with a high expectations as the nations worshiper, Brother Sammy battles with the current reigning champion in ghanaian music, Joe Mettle as he hold the prestigious award which is artiste of the year as far as Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is concern.

Among the categories to be competed for include; Female Worship Song of the Year, Best Praise Song of the Year, Best Gospel Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Gospel Album, Best Traditional Song, just to mention a few.

Music gurus expected to grace the event are Brother Sammy, Willie and Mike, Gifty Osei, Mabel Okyere, Jack Alolome Princess Ifeoma, Cecilia Marfo et al.

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Kumasi Observes “Silence Hour ” As Otumfuo Performs Final Rituals

 

Residents of Kumasi were placed under ‘curfew’ yesterday (Saturday) by the Asanteman Council.

The Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi on Saturday went dead as final rituals and funeral rites for the late Queenmother of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, were performed.

Residents of Kumasi were placed under ‘curfew’ yesterday (Saturday) by the Asanteman Council to allow the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Konadu send the family pot ‘abusua kuruwa’ from Manhyia to the ancestral home at Breman.
The thirteenth (13th) queenmother, who died on November 20, 2016, has since been buried with gold ornaments.
The curfew, which started at exactly 9:00 p.m, yesterday ended at dawn today at 3:00 a.m.

As early as 5:pm just a few cars and people were spotted in town as major streets in the city including Adum, Suame, Atonsu, Bantama,Krofrom, Ashtown and Amakom were deserted.
Many mourners were seen hurrying from the funeral grounds in their homes to beat the curfew.

As at 7: 00pm, the Garden City (Kumasi) went dead silence to allow the custodian of the land bid his mother a final goodbye.

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A Movie Producer Deceived Me With GHC500 Cheque – Nana Ama Mcbrown

 

The screen goddess has affirm the ongoing rumours that some producers don’t pay their actors and actresses after working with them, she said she landed a role in a 2007 movie and was handed a GHC500 cheque but it turned out that the producer did not have enough money in the account and was aware of it.

“The day I received the cheque, I was jittery for the stated day to go clear it. On that day I dressed up early for an Adum bank and presented it at the counter and was asked to wait. The waiting period arose my suspicion and later, I was told to send back the cheque to the issuer because he had no funds in the account. I did and it would shock you he took it and gave me GH¢70” , she said.

Though this nearly kill her passion for acting , it did not deter her from pursuing the career she had chosen after quitting professional football.

Mcbrown said this was among the few challenges she had to go through before acting as a profession started to put food on her table and also leading her to stardom.

Source:  akrasibridget.com//ENOCH ADJEI