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Burn The CSE Documents – Akufo-Addo Told

Written by | October 12, 2019 | 0
Dr Samuel Onwona A member of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Samuel Onwona, has urged President Akufo-Addo to burn all documents containing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). According to Dr. Onwona, since the president has said the CSE will not be allowed in schools, there is no need to be keeping documents that have the CSE in it. “If you say it is not going to happen under your presidency, then show us the destruction of the manual, because it’s been produced, they have copies.” Churches and other conservative groups in Ghana have been alarmed at the supposed introduction of CSE, believed to subtly condition pupils to explore LGBT lifestyles. Both the Ghana Education Service and the Education Ministry have come out to deny the claim. President Nana Akufo-Addo, addressing members

I am not in bed with any political party – Duncan Williams

Written by | October 6, 2019 | 0
5 HOURS AGO  POLITICS  2 COMMENTS Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams says the church is there to provide guidance to the government and politicians. The General Overseer of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, has refuted claims that he has a political affiliation. He said he is not in bed with any political party in the country. According to the renowned man of God, political tags on him by some members of the Ghanaian society are deliberate attempts to limit his access. “People say things with passion and conviction about you but I am not in bed with any party or politician,” he explained in an exclusive interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, on Friday. Archbishop Duncan Williams stated the church is there to provide guidance to the

Confirmed: Oppong-Boanuh Is IGP, Tetteh Yohunu Deputy By News Desk

Written by | October 5, 2019 | 0
4 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS  1 COMMENT The Council of State at their meeting yesterday confirmed the appointment of the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh as the substantive IGP. The Constitution demands that the Council of State confirms or otherwise the President’s recommendation of a person for the highest law enforcement office in the country. The confirmation puts paid to a period of uncertainty as to whether or not the man who took over from his predecessor Mr. David Asante-Apeatu was going to be confirmed or asked to go home having after all exhausted his official permissible period of service in the Police Service. But with the President’s constitutionally vested power to extend the service of a public official regardless of the

Investigate church members who offer huge tithes, offerings – GPCC Gen. Secretary

Written by | October 4, 2019 | 0
The General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah, has urged Christian leaders to conduct background checks on church members who pay huge tithes and offerings as a way to fight corruption in the country. According to him, Christians make up 70 per cent of the country’s population so if there is an epidemic of corruption in the country, then some Christians must be involved in the practice which retards national development. Ask Questions: In an interview with Zylofon FM, the General Secretary said it is time for Christian leaders to know the kind of jobs their members do and ask questions so that church members could spend within their means. “Most especially when you see the job the person does, does not tally with the tithe and

Agric Minister Commends Nigeria For Supporting AfCTA

Written by | October 4, 2019 | 0
9 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr. Afriyie Akoto has commended Nigeria for supporting Ghana’s bid to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Speaking at the 59th of Nigeria’s independence, he hailed Ghana’s partnership with Nigeria in the areas of trade and sustainable development. In a short presentation, he said, the AfCFTA stands as an opportunity for Africa to economically strengthen it base. He added that the free trade Area will further deepen the co-existence between the two countries. Dr. Afriyie Akoto in his speech praised the continuous peaceful relationship between Ghana and Nigeria and commended the Presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana His Excellency Olufemi Michael Abikoye,

We’re Losing Respect For The Elderly In The Name Of Democracy – Duncan Williams

Written by | October 4, 2019 | 0
The Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International ministry, Nicholas Duncan – Williams has said some individuals have resorted to lampooning our elders and people in authority all in the name of politics. Speaking this morning on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, he indicated, “It’s not right to insult politicians, our leaders; you don’t speak evil of them…we must have a culture of honour in this country…It looks like in the name of democracy, we are losing honour and respect for the elderly and dignitaries.” He continued, “No matter what leaders do wrong, or a father or mother does wrong we must speak truth to them. But we must always keep honour and respect in line. We must never cross that line of disrespecting and dishonouring them even when

Presbyterian Church Inaugurates 2,500 Capacity Building

Written by | October 4, 2019 | 0
7 HOURS AGO  REGIONAL NEWS  1 COMMENT The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has inaugurated a 2500 capacity Chapel as one of the largest in the Bono and Ahafo Presbytery. The well-furnished edifice with state of the art facilities, fully air-conditioned, accompanied with washrooms, offices amongst others, was started in November 2003 and completed in August 2019. The Emmanuel Congregation which began in a classroom in 1995 with 5 adults and 12th children can now boast of over 500 members including Children Service and Junior Youth (JY). Another impact as one of the numerous achievements of the Emmanuel Congregation was the new church planted at Mango Groove, New Dormaa, as a result of its continuous house-to-house evangelism programmes. Addressing congregants in dedicating the Chapel

Oppong-Boanuh to be made substantive IGP, COP Tetteh Yohuno Dep. IGP

Written by | October 4, 2019 | 0
13 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS  1 COMMENT Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh The Council of State is to meet Friday to deliberate over President Akufo Addo’s quest to affirm Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh. Until his appointment, Mr Oppong-Buanuh was the Director-General of Administration at the Police headquarters. If he is confirmed the Acting IGP will have to get a contract extension by the President as he turns 61 on October 8, and therefore due for retirement. Joy News sources say there are considerations to also elevate Deputy Commissioner of Police, Christian Tetteh Yehunu to the position of a deputy IGP. Mr Oppong-Buanuh has chalked some successes since taking up the position of Acting IGP, chief among them bringing closure

How Black Babies Were Used As Alligator Bait By Hunters In America [Bitter History]

Written by | October 3, 2019 | 0
In 418 B.C Herodotus, the Greek philosopher who is known as the father of history said “a man who does not know anything about the events that took place before he or she was born will remain forever a child.” We must go a step further by saying that “any human being who refuses to learn from his or her history is condemned to repeating its mistakes and as such will share the same fate in the consequences of such mistakes.” Africa is a continent rich in history. As we enjoy telling stories of our golden past, it is important that we also give a complete and undiluted account of our journey through slavery and man’s inhumanity to man. Of all the atrocities committed against the enslaved Africans in the Americas and Europe, the use of babies as alligator bait is one which leaves

Deputy National Chief Imam dies at 103

Written by | September 30, 2019 | 0
  16 HOURS AGO  HEADLINES The Deputy National Chief Imam, Sheikh Ahmad Kamaludeen has passed away. He passed away on Saturday dawn at the age of 103. The late Sheikh has already been laid to rest at the Awudome Cemetery in Accra in line with Islamic tradition. Confirming the demise to Citi News, spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shiabu eulogised the astute Islamic cleric. “Apart from being the Deputy National Chief Imam, he is an eminent scholar rooted in Aramic musicology and the knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence. He is someone who is known in his lifetime to have been conducting Quranic exigences to interpret the Quran,” he said. The late Sheikh was laid to rest at the Awudome Cemetery in Accra in line with Muslim tradition. The National Chief