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Vice President Bawumia donates 3 months salary to COVID-19 Fund

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumua, has followed the exemplary gesture of President Akufo-Addo by donating three months of his salary to Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund.

In his broadcast to the nation on Friday night, President Akufo-Addo, among other measures, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund to raise money to mitigate the impact of the virus on vulnerable Ghanaians who have been affected.

The President also revealed he had instructed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months salary to support the Fund.

Vice President Bawumia has also confirmed his next three months’ salary will be paid to the COVID-19 Fund to support it.

“To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19,” Vice President Bawumia wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

While sympathizing with those who have fallen victim to the virus, Dr. Bawumia also urged all to adhere strictly to measures announced by the government to prevent further spread of the virus.

“Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a sorrowful month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection,” wrote the Vice President.

“Samira and I empathize with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery. We also express our sympathies to families of those who have lost their lives through the virus. May the souls of the departed rest in the bossom of God.”

“Last night, President Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation anchored on the bold measures taken by the government to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic and prevent further spread.”

The Vice President was optimistic that if government’s preventive protocols are observed, the country will overcome the virus.

“Ultimately, we should all endeavour to stay at home, observe the preventive measures and together create a Covid-19-free society.”

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NDC youth curse Ken Agyapong Over False Accusations Against Ato Forson – VIDEO

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Some angry members of the opposition NDC in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam Constituency in the Central Region have invoked curses on the MP for Assin Central, Ken Agyapon for accusing their MP, Ato Forson of being behind the plot to kill the MP for Agona West Constituency Cynthia Morrison.

According to the angry Youth, Hon. Ken Agyapon sat on his NET2 TV station and alleged that Hon. Ato Forson contracted the alleged suspects to assassinate Mrs Morrison who’s also the Minister of Gender, Children and Social protection when in fact Hon. Ato Forson is innocent of the crime.

To demonstrate their displeasure over the false allegation against their MP, the group led by Nana Kweku Dadze, beseeched the dreaded river god of the town to deal ruthlessly with Ken Agyapong.

Powerful deity of our land we beseech you today in the name of our MP Hon. Ato Forson. Some persons including Hon. Ken Agyapong has resorted to every means possible including making false allegations to destroy our MP and cause him to lose his seat. We summon Hon. Ken Agyapong to you (deity) deal with him mercilessly. Whenever he plots with others to come to Ajumako Enyan Essiam to cause mayhem in order for Hon. Ato Forson to be defeated may they never reach this town when they board a vehicle. Whenever he speaks evil of Ato Forson may he suffer paralysis and be numbed. We are not saying this only by way of mouth. We present to you(deity) our fowl and goat as a token for you to act on our plea to you. We ask you(deity) to summon and ask him why he’s doing this to Hon. Ato Forson.”

Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong speaking on the alleged plot to kill Hon. Cynthia Morrison on ‘The Seat Show on Net 2 TV last Monday claimed the suspects told the police during interrogations that they were contracted by Ato Forson to perpetuate the thwarted crime.

He alleged that Paul Ofori Amoah, the Agona West Parliamentary Candidate of the NDC, only signed the cheques which were found in the hotel room of the suspects but every step of the alleged operation was orchestrated by the MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam.

“…The boys mentioned Cassiel Ato Forson’s name to the police, why is it that the police would not like to speak the truth? Ato Forson gave the boys to the parliamentary candidate Paul Ofori Amoah. Truly speaking, the parliamentary candidate is very calm but Ato Forson did that. He should come out and challenge me.”

Agyapong, who is the MP for Assin Central, had earlier stated that some ‘powerful individuals’ within the opposition NDC had contracted the suspects who were to assassinate the gender minister.

The suspects were arrested by the police at a hotel within the Central Region where they were said to be plotting the thwarted murder.

 

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Kpone Chief Finally Details Why He ‘Disrespected’ Nana Addo And Walked Out On Him At A Durbar Ground

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The Paramount Chief of Kpone, Nii Tetteh Otu II, the chief who allegedly walked out on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a durbar at Kpone has finally spoken up.

A video circulating on social media indicates that on Sunday, October 25, 2020, he walked out on the president.

According to Nii Tetteh Otu II has revealed that the video circulating on social media about the incident that occurred at the durbar ground has been taken out of context,

In a news item on TV3s news 360, the Kpone paramount chief revealed that under no circumstances will he ever disrespect the president of Ghana.

When questioned as to what caused him to raise his hands and speak on top of his voice to the hearing of other, the chief said some council members were saying something he didn’t agree with.

He explained that he got furious at the durbar because he felt the ground breaking and sod-cutting in the town was becoming too much.

Nii Tetteh Otu II said what he wanted to see were the completed projects in his town which shows that the government is truly undertaking developmental projects and has the people in mind.

He however, urged people to disregard the video circulating with a commentary stating that the video has been wrongly interpreted.

 

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AritaGlobe Foundation Takes Breast Cancer Education To Markets In Accra

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As part of efforts to fight against breast cancer, AritaGlobe Foundation Saturday, October 24, 2020 held it’s maiden Breast Cancer Market Education to create awareness about the existence of the disease and the need to prevent it.

Moving the campaign to the market, hundreds of market women from the tema station and Makola markets, both in the capital were educated and informed about the deadly disease and the need for them to take steps to prevent cancer of the breasts.

Speaking in an interview with Radjtv, Founder of AritaGlobe Foundation, Princess Arita Anim explained that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year and it is  the most common and the second most fatal cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries, we therefore decided to bring our campaign to our mothers in the markets, specifically Tema station and Makola markets because of the inability of most of them to have access to their television sets as a result of the nature of their work and those who even come along with radio may not necessarily listen to it but moy be focused  on calling customers to purchase their products.

“We do not want to leave our mothers out of the game that’s why we are here to educate and inform them about the existence of breast cancer and the need to have for breast health” she stressed.

Some of the market women who spoke to Radjtv, expressed their gratitude to the Foundation for the education. One market woman, Madam Nelsa Appiah said “I am very excited about the education from AritaGlobe foundation, although I have heard about the disease, I haven’t had time to find out the effects of the disease because I’m always busy selling but I am happy the AritaGlobe foundation took time off their schedules to educate me. I am grateful to them”.

The education was on the theme, “knowing it exists is not enough: Get informed. Pass it on.

Meanwhile, the foundation will on October 31, collaborate with the P.K Breast Cancer foundation to organize a free breast screening exercise at the Glowlamp International School, located at Spintex.

Story by Selasi Agbagba

 

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