GHANA MUSIC CHART LIST (TOP TWENTY)

1. Stonebwoy – Falling Again

2. Becca ft Stonebwoy – With You

3. Strongman ft Akwaboah – Transformer

4. B4BONAH ft King Promise – MY GIRL

5. M.manifest ft Mi casa – Be my woman

6. Kurl Songx ft Sarkodie – Whistle

7. Becca ft Mr. Eazi – Number One

8. Shatta Wale – Umbrella

9. Samini – My own

10. Nero X – Letter to Bae

11. Kidi – Odo

12. Donzy – Heart away

13. Pappy KOJO ft Joey B – Makoma

14. R2BEES – Plantain Chips

15. Nana YAA ft MzVee – Don’t leave me

16. Wale Kwame – Lonely

17. Sarkodie ft Patoranking – Many Girls

18. Kumi Guitar – Dream

19. King Promise – Oh yeah

20. Joey B ft Sarkodie – Sunshine Rmx

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OCEANS OF ME

A song have I written deep in the depths of depths
Oceans of me have I tightened across livings and deaths
Bred in specialty from infancy
Earned the heart of this ocean as the noteworthy
Captured her heart in the milieu of the great city, Accra.
The highest charge had I a rate
Placing the river jordan next to this ocean
Is an enormous part of my bets
The diastema of her diadem teeth
And the smiles of your upper boundary
Brightens my inner faith
You were built as my sunrise and set
Through the valleys you served as an erosion
Causing damages to the things that filter my life negatively
In a split of a second, she makes my day
Like the picnics of fun
I am happy in fairness
With a glitter of gold
You finance and solve my pain
From the cradle of meeting to old
The silhouette of her presence makes the sea make way
Her body curves and edges
Serves defence as hedges to my desire and love
The sparkles of the oceans of me
Was demonstrated in no light of explication.
My wife my ocean

TURKSON-AMPAH EMMANUEL JNR

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SILHOUETTES OF LOVE

Literature is a thing of my interest
It is the only way I express the best
Of all the happenings of life and rest
Love makes my everything thirst
To want to write every lyric of all
Words exhilarating the feeling of being a doll
So I found this girl and the feeling of writing to het enlivened my inner self. This is the outline of love to you

SILHOUETTES OF LOVE

My heart beats your name to the core
The thought of it fills me with joy and so much more
My love is not made of the world but of heaven
It will glide your earthly fears and cares to a safe haven

As the eagle soars high in the sky
My white-winged love will fly up high
I will always wait for a touch so purest
From a person of many who is a true truest

A wall and shield I will forever be
Served creamy and cheesy on a white skin like brie
When I feel dejected and rejected
And my life surrounded by weariness and loneliness

You take my pains and consider them yours
You lay aside your pride and gave a shoulder
A shoulder I can rely on and rest
The smile on your face makes my life worthwhile

That profound smile that is difficult to fathom
It never takes the pains I have away but replaces them with astounding smiles
There is a certain sparkle in your eye
In moments, it subdues my tears in fear

Behold, your eyes are white as hairs of an aged dead wife
They glow the paths of my golden life
When your lips touch mine
The blue ocean opens and greets our loving stance

BY: TURKSON-AMPAH EMMANUEL JNR

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AM I STILL THAT SPECIAL ONE?

From a foreign land I found love
In a distant land I harnessed and professed that love
To the surprise of the deep blue sea,
You outshone its eminence and made it nothing
Loved ones we were just moments ago.
Until this happened.
Am I still that special one?

I shivered on the first sight of you
I gathered courage to meet you
I conquered the fear and there was you
The words I uttered were true and blue
I could have walked into the ocean for you
I thought the smile was meant to be mine but it was a blur
Am I still that special one?

My tender heart was feeble and weak
I was advised to check the blending a week
A juvenile and youthful exuberance blocked my seek
I cried like the tears of the wick
I elevated you above them all
But you turned to be a cheap mall
Am I still that special one?

Our love manifested the laws of magnetism
We were that until the struck of fictionism
I performed the duties of a father
I forgot my family, friends and focused on you harder
I followed your love just like the sheep follows
You dragged me through the tunnel to the dirty hollows
Am I still that special one?

I prayed God started it again
I was lost and found in your love
That was all, I thought
You were like a phosphene
You never left my sight
But today you appeared as a mirage
Am I still that special one?

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Shatta Wale signs to Zylofon Music

The ‘Ayoo’ hit maker, Shatta Wale, has signed a 3-year deal to the Arts and entertainment conglomerate, Zylofon Media, on Wednesday, 31st January 2018.

Shatta Wale

The CEO, Mr. Nana Appiah Mensah, met with the artiste in their headquarters at East Legon to finalize the deal.

This was officially known during the unveiling of the artiste at the Zylofon Headquarters.

It is estimated that the enticing deal include a new Rolls Royce, a house and an amount which seems to be higher than the rumoured $1.5million.

Zylofon media in respective to this signing will have Stonebwoy, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Obibini and Kumi Guitar  on their record label.

The effect of and wave of Zylofon Media have also spread their tentacles to soccer in Ghana.

BY: AMPAH-TURKSON EMMANUEL JNR

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“The fight would not travel the distance” – Tagoe

International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World Lightweight champion, Emmanuel “Prophet Gameboy” Tagoe,  said his Argentine opponent, Fernando David Saucedo, would not travel to the end in the ring.

The two boxers will face each other on 27th of January 2018 at the Bukom Boxing Arena

Ahead of the fight, Tagoe, who is the currently the only Ghanaian boxer with a world title has promised the fans and Ghanaians that he would end the bout in only round nine with an ecstatic approach.

“It will be of pleasure if an ambulance is made ready for Saucedo. He has met the true lion king and he has to bow for his (Tagoe) reign. I will not disappoint you. Come and you will never get bored,” Tagoe said at the press briefing.

Roger Federer into Australian Open final after Hyeon Chung retires

Roger Federer made it through to a record seventh Australian Open final when South Korean Hyeon Chung retired in the second set of their semi-final.

Roger federer

The Swiss led 6-1 5-2 when 21-year-old Chung was forced to call it quits, three games after being treated for a blister on his left foot.
Defending champion Federer, 36, goes on to face Croatian sixth seed Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final.

The world number two is seeking a sixth Australian and 20th Grand Slam title.

Federer was on course to take a two-set lead after just 62 minutes when the second semi-final came to an abrupt halt.

Chung’s management later said the problem had developed during the tournament, and they had tried to ease the pain with injections as it was “much worse than a regular blister”.

“I thought the first set was normal,” said Federer. “I couldn’t tell what was going on with my opponent.

“In the second set I felt he was getting slower. He’s had a problem with the blister. It hurts – a lot. At some point it’s too much and you make things worse.

“Clearly I’m happy to be in the final – but not like this. He’s had such a wonderful tournament.”

Chung had spent around 12 hours on court heading into the semi-final, including a gruelling win over Novak Djokovic in round four, and the physical effort finally took its toll.

Federer had established a commanding lead, winning the first set for the loss of one game despite only getting 32% of his first serves in.

The Swiss kept his cool after a brief disagreement with the umpire to swat away a backhand winner for a 3-1 lead in the second set, and Chung called for the trainer at the next changeover.

Heavy strapping was applied to the world number 58’s foot and he managed to hold serve on the resumption, but after Federer raced through his next service game, Chung approached the umpire and retired.

Federer extends his Open-era record to 30 Grand Slam final appearances and is one win from joining Djokovic and Roy Emerson on a record six Australian Open titles.

“I must admit, you do take the faster matches whenever you can because there’s enough wear and tear on the body,” said Federer.

“There’s enough tough matches throughout the season that when they happen, you take them.

“I’m just happy I’m in the finals, to be honest. That was the goal before the match today.”

Source: BBC

I didn’t pay anything for my collaboration with Yemi Alade – MzVee

MzVee

‘Sing my name’ hitmaker, Mzvee, disclosed that she paid nothing for the collaboration of Yemi Alade for the tune making airwaves in the Ghana music industry, “Come and see my moda,” which was produced by Kuami Eugene and Richie Mensah.
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According to Mzvee, she only catered for the expenses of Yemi Alade’s stay in Ghana since she hosted her.
She made these revelations in an interview with DJ Advisor on Happy 98.9 FM. Attesting to the fact that paying collaborations is professional, Mzvee said it will be different with artistes that have the vibe and clique.

The two artistes met at the BET Awards and later agreed to record a banger together. In the interview session, the singer was asked about the artistes she feels she needs to work with.

In her reply, Mzvee said there are artistes who she feels to collaborate with them soon and believes they are Kojo Antwi, Stephanie Benson, Sarkodie and Kofi Kinaata.

In regards to MUSIGA, the ‘sing my name’ hitmaker credited them for their commitment to supervise the music airwaves which will help increase their meagre receives of royalties.

BY: AMPAH TURKSON EMMANUEL JNR/eknajnetworks

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PERSONALITY PROFILE OF DR. HILLA LIMANM

Dr. Hilla Limann was born on the 12th of December 1934 in Gwolu, Sisaala West District, Upper West Region. 

He married Mrs. Fulera Limann and had seven fruits of the womb with her,  Lariba Montia (née Limann), Baba Limann, Sibi Andan (née Limann), Lida Limann, Daani Limann, Zilla Limann and Salma Limann.

From the rural area, Dr. Hilla Limann faced most challenges but later accomplished his aim of educating himself. He will be honoured with a the renaming of the Wa Polytechnic, Hilla Limann Polytechnic, by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) government this year, 2018.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

* He had his elementary education at Lawra Confederacy Native Authority Primary Boarding School from 1941 to 1945 and Tamale Middle Boarding school from 1946 to 1949.

* He attended the goverment teacher training college after serving as a pupil teacher in Tumu.

Dr. Limann furthered his education in political science at the London School of Economics between 1957 and 1960. 

* He continued to the Sorbonne University, France. 

*From 1962 to 1965, he studied with the University of Paris.

EDUCATIONAL HONOURS

* Ph. D in Political Science and Constitutional Law at the University of Paris.

*Diploma in French, Sorbonne University.

* BA in History, University of London.

* Doctorate degree in political science and constitutional rulerule.

*Teacher Certificate Grade B

SERVICE TO THE WORLD

Dr. Limann worked as the Head, Europe Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana between 1965 and 1968. During 1967, he was a member of the Constitution Commission which drafted the 1969 Constitution of Ghana.

In 1968, he became the Head of Chancery/Official Secretary at the Ghana embassy in Lomé, Togo. He was appointed Counsellor at Ghana’s Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland in 1971. He assumed the position of Head, Europe, the Americans Southeast Asia Desk back in Ghana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 1975.

POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Following the 1979 coup led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, Dr. Limann, was elected President on the People’s National Party ticket.

He polled 631,559 votes (35.32 percent) in the June 18 elections to beat nine other candidates. He went into a run-off with Mr.. Victor Owusu, the Popular Front Party (PFP) candidate who had 533,928 (29.86 percent) of the votes.

During the second round in July 1979, Dr. Limann convincingly beat Mr.. Owusu to be elected president of the third republic. He was sworn into office on September 24, 1979, and took over from Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.

He was an economic moderate, and supported democratic values and Pan-Africanism. He was deposed in a coup by Rawlings on 31 December 1981. He thus was the only president of the third republic of Ghana.

In 1992, at the end of the PNDC military rule that overthrew him, Dr. Limann once again found himself involved in politics and stood as the candidate of the People’s National Convention in the presidential election that year. He received 6.7% of the popular vote in the elections, coming third. He remained active among the Nkrumahist political movement in Ghana.

He began his presidency promising to fight corruption but was mired in internal political divisions and rumors of coup attempts. He was overthrown on New Year’s Eve 1981.

After a ban on political parties was lifted in 1992, Mr. Limann formed the People’s National Convention Party. He ran for President that year, finishing a distant third in elections won by Lieutenant Rawlings. Mr. Limann stepped down as head of the party four years later.

Dr. Limann surprised many people when he stepped down for Dr. Edward Mahama as the presidential candidate of the party during the 1996 polls. He was in and out of hospital for heart ailment of over the past couple of years.

DR. LIMANNS DEATH

He later died in Accra on 23rd of January 1998.
By: Turkson-Ampah Emmanuel Jnr/eknajNetworks.blogspot.com & eknajnetworks. wordpress.com

Disclose details of ExxonMobil deal –Manteaw urges Govt

A Member of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw, is urging the government to make a full disclosure of the details of the petroleum agreement between Ghana and ExxonMobil.

According to him, because the government entered into the agreement on behalf of Ghanaians, it is necessary for the details to be made public.

Speaking on the topic, “The New Exploration and Production (E&P) Law vis-à-vis the ExxonMobil Agreement” at a PIAC-Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) workshop at Koforidua over the weekend, Dr Manteaw said it was unfortunate that the government has kept details of the deal under wraps.

Section 10 (3) of the E&P Act, Act 919 (2016) on petroleum agreement states, “A petroleum agreement shall only be entered into after an open, transparent and competitive public tender process.”

Section 10 (9) of the same Act states, “Despite subsection 3, the Minister may, in consultation with the Commission, determine that a petroleum agreement may be entered into by direct negotiations without public tender, where direct negotiations represent the most efficient manner to achieve optimal exploration, development and production of petroleum resources in a defined area.”

Again, Section 56 (1) of the Act states, “The Commission shall establish and maintain a register of petroleum agreements, licenses, permits and authorization as prescribed and 56 (2) states further, “The register shall be open to the public.”

“In spite of the transparency provisions we have in the E&P law, Act 919 (2016), we are still behaving in an opaque manner in the negotiation of contracts. The direct negotiations carried out between the government and ExxonMobil have been somewhat opaque and as we speak we don’t know our paid interest, we also don’t know what our royalty levels negotiated.

“The contract that has been negotiated between Ghana and ExxonMobil was negotiated in the name of the people of the Republic of Ghana and therefore they deserve to know what has been negotiated in their name,” Dr Manteaw oobserved
According to him, the government did not follow the E&P Act, Act 919 (2016) in negotiating the petroleum agreement with ExxonMobil before granting the license to the oil company to operate at ultra-deepwater located at the Jubilee Oil Field.

Before the passage of the E&P Act, Act 919 (2016) Ghana operated under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) Law 84 and licenses and permits were carried out under an open-door negotiated deal.

“We decided to do what the whole world does and so passed that law as it moved us from direct negotiations to open competitive bidding. The E& P Act, Act 919 (2016) was not followed by the government in the ExxonMobil Petroleum Agreement,” he said.

The government, before awarding the contract, put out a contract notice that touted the expertise, track record, technological acumen, financial capacity of ExxonMobil but the PIAC member said, “these necessarily do not suggest that Ghana would get the best offer from the company. It is when such agreements are pitched against similar companies such as BP, Shell and the Chinese oil giants among others that the country will obtain the best deal.”

Dr Manteaw, who is also the Chairman of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas advised governments to desist from cajoling investors into the country’s oil fields.

“At the early stages of our oil discovery, because we did not know what we had, it was really difficult to attract investment so we cajoled companies, gave them very attractive incentives for them to come in.

But having made a discovery suddenly, we have de-risked the area so we need not cajole them any longer and that is why in passing law 919, we provided that as a default position the way we issue licenses is open competitive bidding so the government can get a good deal.

Among the merits of open competitive bidding include preventing the abuse of use of discretion as well as helps to secure optimum contractual outcome for the country vis-à-vis technical and financial capacity of whoever wins the contract.

Ghana reached an agreement with ExxonMobil early this year and the government is anticipating increased activities in the oil and gas industry.

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has said the deal brokered was set to trigger further investments in the short to medium term.

He said, “ExxonMobil is coming in with the highest standard of safety, financial accounting and all that we need to get as a country.”

The company is expected to start its operations fully after Parliament ratifies the deal.

Under the deal, ExxonMobil is expected to carry out the work programme as operator and holds 80 percent interest while the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), acting on behalf of the government holds 15 percent interest.

Per the terms of the agreement, ExxonMobil will work with the government to identify a Ghanaian company to potentially hold up to 5 percent of the interest.
Source: Ivy Setordjie_Joy News

Gyan rubbishes claims he uses juju against fellow Black Stars

Asamoah Gyan says he is not moved by persistent attacks by his detractors as he is more concentrated on giving his all for the Black Stars.

The Stars captain took to his official Instagram page, Wednesday night, to rubbish allegations of him using black magic to destroy other players in the team to his advantage.

The Kayserispor man has advised players, who go round spreading those false allegations, to spend time, work hard and improve because he, Gyan, won’t stoop so low to use black magic on players that are not on his level.

”A player will say he is not progressing because his teammate cast a spell or used Juju (black magic) [on him]. But that player should ask himself if he has more qualities than whoever he is [accusing],” Gyan said furiously.

”For example, if I want to do something [use black magic] on somebody then the person should be higher than me not someone who’s not at my level.”

He added; ”People think I will be distracted when they accuse me but am more focused. You cannot distract me and you cannot destroy the job God has given me to do.

I have always proven to be tough mentally. The day I lost my mom, I played and scored two goals so is not about you are saying.”

Gyan also responded to retired players, who often question his commitment to the national team.

According to Gyan, he has been and continues to be, the most consistent player in the Black Stars since he made his debut in 2003, so instead of them criticising, they should rather offer him support.

Asamoah Gyan made his international debut at the age of 17, scoring against Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute.

He came on for Isaac Boakye in the 62nd minute in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier, three days before he turned 18 years; helping Ghana to win that game, and making him the youngest ever player to score for Ghana.

He is Africa’s all-time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup with six goals and also Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.
Source: Joy Sports

Police To Recruit 2,000 Personnel To Combat Crime – Interior Minister

The Ghana Police Service is to recruit 2,000 personnel this year to shore up the numerical strength of the service to effectively combat crime, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has said.


The decision to increase the number, he said, is aimed at meeting the United Nations target of 500 people to a police officer.

According to him, 200 vehicles and 400 motor cycles have been given to the service to beef up its logistical operations.

“We are prepared to do better. New stations have been opened in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale to open up more avenues to deal with the security situation,” Mr. Dery stated.

Mr. Dery, MP, Nandom, was speaking with the media after meeting Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee with the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu.

The meeting was at the request of Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee following attacks on security personnel in recent times.

The meeting, held behind closed doors, the Ghanaian Times understand, centred on the dastard killing of Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi of the Kwabenya Police by an armed gang on Sunday.

The raid by the gang led to the escape of seven suspected armed robbers who were in custody at the Kwabenya station.

According to sources at the meeting, the murder of two police officers at Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of the Ashanti Region on January 11 was also discussed.

Failing to give details of the meeting, Mr. Dery noted that government had taken a serious view of the security situation in the country and was making all the efforts to furnish the police service with the needed logistics to enable them to contain the situation.

Mr. James Agalga, Ranking Member, Defence and Interior Committee, told journalists that the committee had made some recommendations to the government which should be considered and factored into a national strategy to deal with the worrying security challenges.

He confirmed that the clashes between some Fulani herdsmen and locals in some parts of the country also featured at the meeting.

Source: Ghanaian Times

Ghana is a success story; It makes Nigerians jealous – Dele Momodou

Nigeiran businessman and philantropist, Dele Momodou has showered praises on Ghana describing it as the success story of Africa.

Acording to him, the giant political strides made by Ghana so far makes it the envy of many other African countries especially when it comes to leadership and Nigerians are not exempted from this envy.

Ghana is a successful story. Those of us from Nigeria come here because we see Ghana’s success and we want to share in it. Ghana is blessed to have a leader like President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama and that makes Nigerians jealous,” he revealed.

Chief Momodou made the disclosure while taking his turn on Starr FM’s Starr Chat which was monitored by YEN.com.gh.

He however advised against the practice where one new government runs down their predecessors, warning that it does not help continuity.

What I’ve seen in Africa is that when new leaders come, they want to dismantle the previous government and it doesn’t help with continuity,” he said.

Touching on his support for former President Mahama whom he describes as a ‘total cosmopolitan human being’, he said “I supported President Mahama, he was a good President“.

But “the easiest way to get rid of a government in is to accuse them of corruption and sometimes, that’s what people want to hear,” he lamented on his friend’s loss.

Chief Dele Momodou is the publisher of Ovation International, one of the most popular news magazines in Africa.

He started out as journalist and has been involved in politics in his home country since the 1980s when he was moving with the late Chief Moshood Abiola.

Chief Momodou contested the 2011 presidential elections in Nigeria and lost to Goodluck Jonathan

Source: Yen News

Capetown likely to face shortage of water

South Africa’s second largecity, Capetown, is likely to face a water drought on April 12.

The issue projected itself when their total population of  4 million started growing rapidly. Another cause of this massive drought is attributed to #climatechange.

According to the city’s mayor, Patricia De Lille, the residents have not minimized the usage of water even in the presence of their current predicament. She said, the city will have to apply force to make the residents use water wisely.

Residents, who are capable of moving from the city, are currently doing so to minimize the population depending on the water supply.

​THE PERFECT US OF QUINTESSENCE

It all started from the Latin word gigesthai.

In a little nirvana of eden.

For an exact reference sake

The genesis of two on eighteen

To the perfect enumerate of twenty-five.

Historically, love is the fountainhead of me.

In a seconding voice of wisdom, the wise spoke.

Ecclesiastically, the songs of Solomon.

songs of Solomon

Smile reframed the face of mine.

For my religiousness I have this for you,

Yes you! Do not look anywhere because it is you

The only one who has the perfect kind of African beauty.

“Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold you are fair

You have dove’s eyes behind your veil.

Your hair is like a flock of goats

Giving down from Mount Gilead.

Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep

Which have come up from the washing,

Everyone of which bears twins

And none is barren among them.

Your lips are like a strand of scarlet

And your temples behind your veil are like a piece of pomegranate.

You are all fair, my love and there is no spot in you.

Honey and milk are under your tongue.

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse.

A spring shut up a fountain sealed.”

I was born into this world alone

I found you and still became one.

You are a part of me.

 A perfect kind of African beauty.

As sociable as I am, I have this for you.

“Oh! Girl, the look in your eye, your face and that smile

Tell me say your pretty never die.

Your beauty takes my brain to the sky,”

This is what Samini lettered to me.

African love like never before

I fell for it because it actually reflects you.

Though I went deep in thoughts of us

With the emergence of leg over and my first love 

By Mr. Eazi and 2ras respectively.

It still did not derail my intentions of you.

I know you heard ‘Jungle’ by Stonebwoy.

Happy day that soothed my soul in a haven.

King Promise nailed my love for you with ‘selfish’.

You thought you were alone but listen

Listen carefully to what Kuami Eugene has to say,

‘Angela,’ stop! It should have been…

I will gladly put your name there.

Exactly after been instead of an ellipsis.

If God ends it, Revelation 22:21,

I pray and hope He starts it all because paradise is me and you.

The creation of alphabets will surely be done

Only be done by me.

There you will know the actual place of U and I.

The perfect sweetie pie is you and I.

One Direction, greetings from me.

Love and money were closely akin from get-go

Say you love me and you will perpetually be mine in both.

forever mine

They will always want to be like us.The perfect us of quintessence.

GOVERNMENT’S “MOVIE” ON COMMITTEES

Of what use is an additional ritual on the numerous rituals (naming ceremony, funeral rites, Dipo rites, festival initiations, swearing in of presidents etc.) Ghana has? For more than a decade, this ritual of setting up committees on issues that arises on the shoulders of incompetency and bad management practices is an ache to my being.

In 2014, the Ghana Black Stars had the opportunity to qualify for a World Cup staged in Brazil. Before their departure from the country to participate in the games, there were reports from the morning show on sports from Asempa FM and Countryman Zongo in corrupt deals of the Ghana Football Association officials accompanying the team to Brazil. With a poor start from the Stars, Ghana was eliminated in the group stages. Thus generated a lot of concerns to the public. Issues of incapability on the side of the Coach and corrupt management from the Ghana Football Association arose from the camp. On their return, the government of John Dramani Mahama set up a committee to work on the reasons for our failure to break out on the world cup. The committee was to issue the commission’s white paper which entails their investigation on the goings of the football stage of Brazil 2014. The Justice Dzamefe commission presented the documents and as at now, there us nothing that has been done to it. Recently Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a renowned investigative journalist, has threatened to release tapes of corrupt officials in the GFA.

Also in 2015, June 3, a tragic incident of explosion happened at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle with 153 people falling victims of the explosion. People who use the Nkrumah Circle road used the Goil Filling Station as shelter from heavy rains and flooding from the several days of flooding in the city. Due to the flooding, water had mixed in with the fuel and it triggered an explosion from the gas tanks killing 95 people on the instant and also spreading to nearby business shops and houses. Aftermath of the incidence, the former interior minister, Mr. Mark Wayongo, inaugurated a five member committee to investigate on the causes of the incident. The committee was chaired by Mr. Justice Isaac Douse.

The recent explosion occurred at Legon specifically Atomic Junction. This left 132 injured. Government is to set a committee to investigate the cause. A report on the investigation on the cause of the explosion has been presented to the interior minister, Ambrose Dery, on October 13, 2017. According to Ghanaweb, the details of the report gas been kept under wraps.

Setting up committees to look into causes of issue is relevant but to what extent has these causes been attended to. There are still issues of corrupt officials in the GFA even after the White paper. The situation has worsened as the Black Stars failed to qualify for the 2018 world cup to be staged in Russia. The issue is same with the June 3 disaster. No measures has been put in place to curb the issue. For the National Petroleum Authority, comments are reserved. They just licence any filling station to work without probing further in the sites and other information of relevance.
The committees are just like the movies on ABC, Hollywood, Bollywood etc. If the government finds it necessary to set committees, the government should also be available to work on their reports. Deal with problems of the issues and the negligence on the side of bad management officials

​JUBILEE OF WEBBED LIES

I met a mystic traveller

Down the outskirts of the community

Can the distance between you and I 

Ever get bridged in our lifetime?

Certainly not stranger.

Checking from your stature and appearance,

What better a life will you guarantee?

Shame, discord, suffering and cheats

It was quite difficult to flee from

His gestures and soothing smile of his lips

Getting closer to my being

Shocks of my spine anchored to the most

He said and sat with upside down pan:

“You wanted to achieve great.

Look past the normal and recognized

Way of life. Sit, wonder and take retrospect

How it would have been if you had

The best part of the largest catch

Take a shade and tint at life.

Feel the tiny beads of sweat gliding

Down the isle of your blessed cheek

The cowry you turned to paper

They were not part of the setting.

A mistake introduced them in your life.

After a sad and irksome history, mystery

Wake up! Change your frame of life

An incessant idiosyncrasy of goodness

Will tarnish the perfect life you

Suffered to get through

The harsh conditions of life

In a society that everything depends on you.”

Your name sounds strange to me

A perfect ten of your hmmm!

Adhering to your advice

Certainly will leave my fellow name

A hold of power, riches and fame

The best covers of the body, theirs

A good and replenishing nourriture, theirs

Comfortable and relaxed hébergement, theirs

Others will just be bonuses of my doings

Would you have thought if it were good for best

“Yes, a fatter yes per say.”

I will try it out and know the benefits

“You are wise in your decision.”

Wait a moment! There is an adage

An adage of our old folks.

Kwatrikwa se ob3 ma wo ntuma a tie ne din”

“A mistaken impression you made in attribution.

I have the mightiest influence from riches.”

Life became interesting and nourishing

A green path lighted up my way

The joy of happiness became a strength

My touch of affluence made things great

At the centre of it all, the fact was my power

At the expense of a fellow native’s contribution

I spent, squandered but embezzled their hard 

Earned resource visible by their, no words for it.

As I sit dawdly here, my country is dead

Where to I should run?

My country’s educational system

Its gold minerals sold to others

Creating havoc to my country’s communities water bodies

Galamsey

I am the cause of the problems the country faces. 

I made the wrong take of a life partner. Smh

There is a lot I have done

Were I to be a time changer, I would have gone back to those years

Correction is the key thing to do with that power

I have shackled the progress of my motherland

Ghana

That friend was actually visible to me

My mindset

Damaged and twisted to the apex point

Look, look, look

At the child growing next door

Is it to face the problem I have

Encapsulated in the leadership, service,

Or membership of the country

Nitwit me.

I am sorry people

It is not forgivable though

I married a wrong conscience

Gave birth to a bribed child

Raised a corrupted leadership position

Across my children

A divorce is what I want

Not just a divorce but freedom

A freedom to make things right in my marriage

I will stand firm and disown

My selfish thoughts and hold steadfast

To the name of Ghana

God bless my homeland Ghana.

Make it great and strong

I promise on my honour

To be faithful and loyal to Ghana my motherland

So help me God

That’s my words from now till I taste nothing

A jubilee of webbed lies

I was deceived by corruption. Deceived?

No! I practiced corruption

I was webbed with corruption

In an instance not an example but reality.

A STATE OF ADDRESS IN CHURCH, SALVATION!

So I was in Church on Sunday and all I heard was give your life to Christ and He will show you the good path of life. Yeah, I know it’s a retrospect.

Hey, Emmanuel! Wake up it’s a service for the young ones who will be ushered to be born again Christians. I usually hate this idea of going to church as early as 6am. I woke up and took my bathe and within a time frame of forty minutes, we had arrived in the church auditorium.

I joined the lost sheep (children service) to proclaim the sovereign of the Lord. Before that, my aunty once told me that if Jesus comes in your life, you will see a light and your soul will gladden.

The pastor started singing hymnals to give way for Jesus to be in our lives. Suddenly, a bowed legged boy stood up and proclaimed salvation. It followed till I was left alone. I opened my eyes and I could see and hear people praying for the last lost sheep (me) to be saved. I sat and imagined how Jesus could come into the other kids and save them. It was about ten minutes and I hadn’t seen the light my aunty talked about.

How will the light be like? I asked myself. Hmmm!!! Maybe they just lied and stood up to save time. Let me also rise up to save time since everyone was waiting for me to meet Christ.

I stood up and they all cheered but I haven’t met the light they were talking about. There is nothing in lying if they all lied about meeting Christ.

The service came to an end and we left for the house. That night, I sat and reflected on whatever that transpired in Church and I began to laugh without reason. 

I lied to them and it looks funny. As years passed and I thought of what salvation was I told my aunty the truth about ten years ago. Hahahaaaaaaa, what a way to lie in church. Salvation is just a state of being not meeting of lights and soul gladdening.
BY: CYRIL SIMDAH

THE GIRL I LOVE


I love you with permanence

Your touch is the truest words of authors

You are my poetry

A perfect example of an African woman

A smile so bright and true

I love you with confidence 

Where no earthly power can sever

You are my quintessence

Her skin glows as the petals of the flower

She enlightens my world

And pits the sun to shame

In terms of smile

She is rich in her mind

Her curves and edges mesmerizes my desire

To confess to you

I am enthralled in your sui generis beauty

BY: TURKSON-AMPAH MANUEL JNR

0276344474

ampahemmanueljnr@gmail.com

THE MUSIC UPDATES

Music over the years has moved from different dimensional status to its present state. It started well in the early days. Almost every generation has some kind of interest in a particular music genre.

In 1700’s music lovers liked to listen to classical and BAROQUE music

Fast run into the 1800’s funs of music got addicted to several genres like the Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Country music, Electronic Dance, Instrumental, Pop, Reggae, J-Pop and many others. Musicians normally associate themselves to a particular genre but now in the 21st century, the music industry has changed and it has become more of monetary focus than that of giving motivations, messages of interest and describing events of interest. Instances, Bob Marley, Lucky Dune, Culture, Lionel Richie, Sheldon Reynolds, Gotika Thakur, Bradley Thompson among others.

Hardly would you hear a music that soothes the soul in the present dispensation of Ghana. Even the gospel songs are now infiltrated with asking rather than Thanksgiving and praises to their maker and the secular ones are just out of bounds. Tunes as placing minority (women) into musical slavery such as sexual promiscuity, money mindedness and untrustworthiness. 

Another song without lyrical content and does not tell stories of interest is just the recent song making waves in the country “One Corner”. Gone are the days when songs entertain both the old and young. Songs played now do not make any meaning to the elderly and seen as noise.

Thr young cannot watch a music video with their parents because of those pornographic images on it. 

Would you allow your son or daughter watch a video that might influence their way of life in a negative way?

The updates of music should reflect the reality, norms, values and traditions of a society.
BY: ANTHONY HINSON

TODAY IN HISTORY, OCTOBER 3

What Happened On This Day – October 3

1995 OJ Simpson acquitted in the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman

The former football player had been accused of murdering his ex-wife and her friend on June 13, 1994. The high profile case and the subsequent trial of Simpson captured widespread media and public attention in the United States and around the world.

1952 UK tests its first atomic bomb

Called Operation Hurricane the test was conducted near the Montebello Islands in Western Australia. The operation made the UK the third country to have nuclear weapons, the United States and the Soviet Union were the first two.

1932 Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom

The West Asian country came under British control in 1920, after the end of the First World War. After taking control of the country, the British installed the deposed Syrian King Faisal I as the King of Iraq.

1863 National Thanksgiving Day proclamation

American president Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. The holiday has been celebrated annually since that year.

1849 Edgar Allen Poe seen in public for the last time

The Baltimore, Maryland-based American poet and author, best known for his poem The Raven was found sick and delirious on the streets and taken to Washington College Hospital, where he died a few days later. He was 40 years old at the time of his death.

IF CORRUPTION IS A SEED, ….?

Corruption not only have been appropriated to a permeative feature if politics in Ghana but also has erupted to become an important factor in the midst of Ghanaians. Concurrently in major discussions and matters if interest, the favourite quote, which constantly creates  discussions among the citizenry, is corruption.

In all those features of forums aiding in public education, the conclusions are mainly directed at people in governmental positions. They are all triebut corruption starts from the grassroots of humans. Corruption is a constituency that entails bribery, dishonesty, irresponsible citizen behaviour and abuse of public trust. In other patterns, corruption can be classified as  illegitimate favour for anyone for monetary or other personal benefits, profits, excesses or gains. The economic and political front of Ghana has shown evident aspects of corruption. The GYEEDA scandal (2013), Judicial Corruption Saga (2015), Bus Branding by SMARTYS, Brazil Fiasco (2014), money allocated to Alfred Woyome and Electoral Commission Fraud (2017) amongst others. Much efforts have been placed to fight the economic and political corruption. The set up of agencies – EOCO etc and advertisement of it have yielded at least a positive results. The act itself have been encouraged and embraced as a normality of life. Deepening the woes of the country in the fight against corruption, Ghana was in 2016 ranked 70 of 176 countries scoring 43 of 100 points by the Transparency International. Surprisingly, the country is ranked as a country with vast religious activists – Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, African Traditional Religion etc. If all these religions preach against corruption, then where from this canker? Does it signify that they also practice it? That is a question for another day. Or, a conclusion that all those active in the act are not citizens and outside the society of norms , values, and traditions as a whole.

Corruption, not only affects a societal development but also retards, engulfs and packs a heap of problems on the generation that will follow. If care is treated absentminded, the country will move into their previous state and its imbibers will be slaves for external forces. Excerpts and examples can be seen as deteriorating the economic, political and social power of the country.

Frequently, the notice of abandoning of duty posts by civil servants on government payroll to serve their personal gains tends to derail the working and productivity in institutions. The notion that people spent the money and we are also humans to do same is actually paving way for these acts to be numerous. Also, I have power and I can it to employ unqualified personnel’s into the workplace because they are my family and friends. It is better to keep people you know around you and keep the funds to benefit us. This does not permit productivity to function.

In other cases of corruption, citizens have kindled an enthusiasm to destroy public facilities, heap refuse around and also act on indecent behaviours towards the environment. This people normally see it as nothing. The process that can make a person corrupt can itself be termed as corruption. Certain government institutions will take advantage of this indecent behaviour and add up figures that will tend to fill their pockets instead of doing diligent work. Acting in ignorance in the sphere of corruption, pleas are made on government to aid in correcting the indecent behaviour instead of defending and obliging on their responsibility as citizens to curb any refuse disposal at prohibited places.

Building the facts of the present day Ghana, gifts and other benefits are received by people of higher offices before or after performing a duty. This has perforated loop holes in the government (i.e. schooling, churches, government positions etc) of the country. Influencing the appointment, nomination and awarding of positions and contracts to persons who are not competent based on nepotism, tribal and acquaintance affiliation etc. The various governance of people had waded into the mayhem, elbowing an incomplete development in social, economic and political structures of the country.

Corruption, thus, becomes a seed that has, will, and would germinate into fruit. It has, will, and would germinate a sweet delicacy of meal now but the after bite is the issue that concerns the citizens of Ghana.

If corruption is a seed, then what are its fruits?

By: Ampah Emmanuel Jnr

E-mail: ampahemmanueljnr@gmail.com

Call: 0276344474

GIJ EMINENCE AWARDS

The Ghana Institute of  Journalism will host their eminence awards on the 6th of October 2017 at the Lecture Hall D5 in the school’s premises. 

The award is seen to recognize the inputs of students on campus and to empower them do more. 

The final nominations has been filed and the expectation is to vote for the nominees who opted for the particular segment. According to sources, all is set for the day.

Students are keen on knowing who will emerge as the most eminent in the categories. “Most voting activities or events do not necessarily bring out the best nominee but brings out the well known personality. I hope the awards will be awarded based on merits not on people who are well known” Aggrey Sarah added.

The awards is scheduled to take place at 12 

WEAKS OF DAINTINESS


Moving forward was the pons asinorum
The gateways of selfish desires

Opened right in the youthful days of my life

I narrowed my eyes to those desires

A narrowed circle of friends they became

Making shades of silhouettes

They graced my admirations

Restricting me from the obeisance of words of life

Infiltrating my life with curses

Building cisterns of disappointments

The passage of rite to disobedience

Initiated me into fellowship

Normalities, universalities, habitualities

Customaries, usualities

And other forms meaning same

Like the Shakespearean work

Known among the people of his days

I’d thought I’d the common courtesy to apologize

A part of me and a constituent it became

The presence of the various curses

Invited guests of honour and humour into being

Obscenity, sexual promiscuity and immorality

Practicing them was of interest

The party was so large

The honourable house of Lords and Commons

Lying, killing, smoking and poverty

Geez!!! What a life have I lived

It was but yesteryear

A baby I was

Cared, cherished and loved by all

Brought up into Christian values

Now sinned into disobedience and rancour

Pleasures of my youth piqued my interest

Shaking my head in shame

Is exactly what I did after writing this

You did that too; a pity it is

Dancing all the dances with little rest betwixt

I had the paving stone from bad peer group

Sex became a package douceur

I turned out to be a sex maniac par excellence

A lot has happened to me

Can’t put them down easily

Full of daintiness

Washed away all those wonderful things of mine

What a life have l lived

Blessed with great endowments

With my utmost desire

I pray for forgiveness

GHANA’S EDUCATION, INTELLIGENCE OR KNOWLEDGE?

In retrospect, education in Ghana has seen many changes in the past few years. Taking into an instance from 2013 batch of Senior High School examination and the change at which the Basic education has seen subject depreciation from the early days to now nine subjects and its still seen as something that should be reduced. Comparing the Ghanaian system of education to the European Countries, Asian Countries, etc., there is an evidence of massive difference in terms of delivery.

After a long class session in school, examinations are used to determine the level of participation and focus one has towards the subject. When one fails, it is denoted as not being intelligent. The difference here is that Ghana’s education is based on theoretical aspects as compared to the on field by other countries. If the system shows that it is both theory and practical based, the question will be whether it is intelligence or knowledge based.

Knowledge, according to the dictionary and other sources show that, it is the awareness of a certain subject to a student or anyone else. Intelligence in the other hand denotes the capacity of the mind to aquire knowledge, understand principles, truth, facts and able to apply that knowledge in practice.

The education system now is based on testing the knowledge in how you can remember the things you have been taught in class rather than testing it on the field at which one is focused. It is not a submission that examination is not important but to what does it benefit. If a person is into technology and learns the skills needed in books, the person is likely to be a book doctor than a professional doctor. 

Education should therefore be focused on practical based than that of theoretical based. The theoretical based should also be accompanied by the practical stuff. An ICT personnel would be more skilled in practical than theory so is the other courses or professions

LOVE IS FINITE

To the world you are a lady

To the commoners you are a woman

In my sphere, you are a quintessential

I opened up and it was you, the first sight

Of every sight captured

I will keep knocking

Knocking I will

I look at the moon and 

The mere visuals of it

Tells your story

A cherished name, my favourite

Trying to make you my reflection

Trying I will

Its you and I 

A brother and husband, I will be