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Kofi Annan Family Appeals For Privacy To Mourn

Written by | August 18, 2018 | 0
The family of late Kofi Annan , former United Nations’ Secretary-General, has officially confirmed the death of their beloved but has asked for privacy to mourn him. “The family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning,” a statement from his foundation stated. The former UN Secretary-General passed away today, Saturday, August 20187 after a short illness at a Hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He is reported to have fallen ill on his way back from South Africa (the Mandela centenary). He was hospitalized in Geneva and later airlifted to the capital, Bern. A statement from the foundation said, “His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days.” The family said arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life would be announced later. The

‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

Written by | August 18, 2018 | 0
World leaders have expressed their sadness at the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. By Fabrice COFFRINI (AFP/File) There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Here are some of the tributes: United Nations Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voiced deep sadness at the news, describing his predecessor as “a guiding force for good”. “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations,” he added. “He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination. “Like so many, I was proud to call Kofi Annan a good friend

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Is Dead

Written by | August 18, 2018 | 0
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died. The Ghanaian died at a hospital in Switzerland, Saturday morning after short illness, former Deputy Health Minister Dr Victor Bampoe confirmed it to Joy News. He was 80. Mr Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela. Annan was born in Kumasi, Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. He joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle begs for quicker funerals

Written by | August 17, 2018 | 0
The Archbishop of Cape Coast, Charles Palmer-Buckle has called for a shift in the mindset of how society wastes a lot of time, money and resources on funerals. Whilst commending the family of the late J.H Mensah for being able to organize his funeral within 40 days, he admonished mourners at the Accra International Conference Center to spend time on the living as he delivered his sermon. “I hope all Ghanaians will take a cue and do same if not even better. Let us all do well and do all we can to bury our loved ones within one or two weeks after their death. “Lying interminably in the cold mortuary is not very pleasant for any soul that wants to be off to go to God,” he added. J.H Mensah was a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). He served the

Know how churches use their monies before taxing them – EP Church Moderator

Written by | August 17, 2018 | 0
Rev Seth Senyo Agidi, Moderator of General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church The Moderator of General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church has said there must be a proper investigation into how churches use their monies before a consideration can be made into whether they must pay taxes or not. Very Rev. Seth Senyo Agidi stressed that especially with one-man churches where one person assumes several positions, there is the need to know how the money is used so they can be taxed. “In the well-established churches that are regulated by a constitution, there are laws which we abide by, so we pay salaries to our pastors and they do not have to take more than they are entitled to. “But in the modern day one-man church that the founder is the financial secretary,

Pastor who congregants gifted private jet dragged to court for impregnating church member

Written by | August 17, 2018 | 0
A Canada-based Ghanaian pastor, Martin Kofi Danso, has made headlines following revelations that he has impregnated a member of his church. Pastor Danso is reported to have impregnated the church member and later sought to conceal the information after the matter went to court. According to Thestar.com, Danso asked the court to extend a publication ban and seal order on a court file related to allegations that he fathered a child with former congregant Chris-Ann Bartley. ALSO READ  Rawlings didn’t call me crook – Anita Desoso  Tamale Central MP dares Akufo-Addo to ‘arrest’ Khandahar boys Conversion of halls senseless, we’ll fight it – Kantanga Alumni In a sworn affidavit filed with the court, Danso claimed he had never had intimate relations with Bartley but a DNA

I’ve Submitted Myself To EOCO–Otabil

Written by | August 14, 2018 | 0
Pastor Mensa Otabil Pastor Mensa Otabil has disclosed the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) is investigating him over developments leading to the collapse of Capital Bank. As the board chairman of the defunct Capital Bank, the anti-graft body has invited him over circumstances leading to the revocation of the bank’s license by the Central Bank a year ago. In a statement to state his side of the story following social media backlash over his role at the bank, the preacher said: “Since the takeover of the bank exactly a year ago today, various mandated state institutions have been investigating and working to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of what happened, why it happened and who was responsible for what. I have been invited by EOCO and I have submitted

Dr. Mensa Otabil’s Integrity Is Intact; Stainless

Written by | August 12, 2018 | 0
The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has affirmed its loyalty to its head pastor, Dr. Mensa Otabil, amid controversy over the role he may have played in malfeasances that led to the collapse of Capital Bank. Dr. Otabil, the former Board Chairman of the now-defunct bank, appeared to be aware of the misuse of liquidity support from the Bank of Ghana, according to an investigative report sighted by citinewsroom.com. The liquidity support amounted to GHc 610 million. However, ICGC’s leadership and membership stressed what they described as Dr. Otabil’s integrity and transparency over 30 years of service in a statement of support. “Throughout this period, you have demonstrated integrity at its highest level before us. Many of us have built our Christian character around the values

Church tax long overdue – Evangelist Oduro

Written by | August 11, 2018 | 0
pastor Renowned preacher, Evangelist Stephen Oduro is in full support of churches paying taxes to government. According to him, government has taken too long in taking monies from the churches for nation building. Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, the evangelist bemoaned the extravagant lifestyle of pastors at the expense of poor members. “Government has even kept long in taking the taxes….People give a lot of money to the churches, and pastors will use the money to travel abroad and be with their girlfriends” he said. SEE ALSO: Fela Kuti inspired my face painting – Epixode “I fully support this, and government can use the money from the taxes to assist the free education….Government should monitor these churches every single Sunday” he added. The

Ghanaian Pastor Killed In Cameroon: Gov’t To Help Return Body

Written by | July 28, 2018 | 0
The Government of Ghana has promised to help return the body of the late Ghanaian missionary who was gruesomely killed in Cameroon . This follows complaints by the family of the 28-year old missionary to the effect that the government had ignored their calls for help. The deceased, Apostle Isaac Attoh, who is survived by a young widow and a two-month old baby boy was shot dead in the troubled town of Batibo in Cameroon. The deceased was dressed with his clerical when he was killed. Observers have condemned the death of the pastor, but the church in Cameroon is yet to make an official intervention. Unconfirmed reports say Attoh was killed alongside two other Ghanaians who are yet to be identified. Efforts by some stranded Ghanaian pastors and friends in Cameroon to retrieve the body of the