Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bernard Oduro Takyi 
Presiding Member for Sunyani West District Assembly and Lead Advocate for the Assembly Members Common Fund initiative, Bernard Oduro Takyi has reiterated the strategic role Assembly Members play and the need for a fund.


In a recent interview on Happy FM’s “Epa Hoa Daben” current affairs show, the Presiding Member stressed that Assembly members were the foundation of the local governance system and therefore critical that they are resourced like any other Officer of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and added that such measures will equip them to deliver their mandate adequately in accordance with Chapter 20 of the 1992 Constitution and the Local Governance Act, Act 936. 


In the past weeks, Mr. Oduro Takyi and other Assembly Members have been on national radio and television stations explaining the rationale for their proposal. Their approach and advocacy seek to plead with the key Stakeholders in the Local Governance set up through to find a more sustainable way of empowering Assembly members to deliver on their mandate to their Electoral Areas.


In calling for this fund, the Assembly Members are not asking for a source of fund but a restructuring of the current 5% earmarked for Community Initiated Projects under the District Assemblies Common Fund. To ensure accountability and efficient use of state funds, a proposed financial framework with checks, balances and sanctions was mentioned as a step to ensure that funds are directed to the right plans and initiatives. Details of their proposal including usage, systems etc. are to be developed, deliberately and discussed with State officials responsible for local governance. 


Commenting on the duties of an Assembly Member, Mr. Oduro Takyi stressed that Assembly Members are the bedrock of national development.  “A wise, experienced and professional Assembly Member with the right resources would be able to mobilize, initiate and ensure government policy and strategies are fully absorbed by their respectively communities. “We live, sleep, eat and drink in our local communities, we are the first point of call for any celebration or sorrow in our communities. Why can’t we then be conduit for policy success? It is an easy thing to do if the structures are enhanced”. 


He commended the government’s commitment in ensuring that MMDCEs are elected and added that it was a bold step to ensuring grassroot accountability and transparency. 

Story by : Timothy Kwakye Karikari

Monday, November 19, 2018

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) – Beijing Chapter in collaboration with Zhogguancun the Belt and Road Initiative Promotional Association (ZBRA); an independent nonprofit social organization which aims to integrate China’s innovative technology in the development of China’s Belt and Road Initiative organized the maiden edition of a leadership and development forum dubbed “Global Leadership Forum” in Beijing; China.

The forum, which aimed at providing a platform for international youth to communicate and cooperate in diversity, was patronized and had participants from leaders, youth and students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities residing in China.

Mr. Zhang Xiadong; President of ZBRA highlighted the impact of ZBRA on the development and nurturing of innovative ideas. He encouraged participants and international students to take advantage of his organization’s platform to launch their ideas and set up businesses in China.

Mr. Sylvester Akyereku; Ghana's Embassy in Beijing
Explaining his organization’s impact, he mentioned that ZBRA trains brilliant international students in business and ideas development, assist international students in setting up businesses in China by providing space, research and professional guidance, searches and places international students in companies in need of interns and other provides services available to students without discrimination. His organization exists to assist students in integrating and gaining access to Chinese leading multinationals to know more about China’s innovation and development.

To share China’s impressive growth and opportunities available, the forum had Dr. Hu Biliang; Executive Dean of the Beijing Normal University The Belt and Road School delivering the keynote speech. Dr. Biliang took participants through China’s 40 years of reform and opening up to the world and explained factors that contributed to China’s rise to global success and power.

Participants at the forum
He listed China’s unique economic model and ability to blend the formal and informal systems such as culture and traditions in its development. He noted “Everywhere, social networking is very important but in China, it is particularly important” when speaking about the role culture played in the development of the country.

To enhance the image of Africa and tell the compelling African story, representatives from African Missions in China including Ghana and Kenya took turns in sharing their country’s development trajectory. Mr. Sylvester Kofi Akyereku; Minister/Consular from Ghana’s Embassy in Beijing spoke on Ghana’s development, successes and learnings and from Kenya, Mr. Zachary Bosire Omariba from the Kenyan Embassy in Beijing did same.

On his part, Ahmed Abdul Basit Sofo; President of the National Union of Ghana Students Beijing Chapter, encouraged participants to take advantage of their presence in China, develop networks and meaningful relationships with like-minded Chinese national and other international students for future collaborations.

Participants at the forum were excited and had their passions re-ignited to achieve success in today’s competitive global world. A participant remarked “We rarely get opportunities to attend free leadership and development seminars with participants and speakers from diverse and experienced backgrounds in Beijing. It is therefore commendable that NUGS put this together with ZBRA at no cost to participants and we hope that subsequent sessions will be held with new speakers”.

Following the success of the maiden edition, participants are expectant and anxious for subsequent editions.

By: Timothy Kwakye Karikari

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Not a single footbridge (from Madina Firestone to Adenta) has been completed since the construction of the Madina – Adenta – Aburi Highway.

What shocks me is that the uncompleted footbridges have become advertising sites for politicians (incumbent and aspiring MPs) and some organizations among others.

Before you think of politicizing this post, let me remind you that both political parties have sat unconcerned as innocent Ghanaians die trying to cross this highway. Corporate Ghana also looks at these structures that have become ‘white elephants’ and see an avenue to sell their brands by advertising on them and I believe government also makes money from this by charging these organizations money before they advertise on the uncompleted footbridges.

According to reports, more than 190 deaths have occurred on that highway as pedestrians are forced to compete with speeding drivers to be able to cross to the other side of the road. Just last night, a friend told me of another death that occurred on that same stretch.

For once, I think people need to be angry enough and tell those in authority to fix these bridges immediately else we might wakeup someday and the worse would have happened.

For those who ‘had’ and ‘have’ the opportunity to fix these footbridges on the Madina – Adenta – Aburi Highway but ‘turned’ or ‘turn’ a ‘blind eye’, I dedicate Damian Marley’s ‘Sabali’ and Worlasi’s ‘You Saw Me’ songs to you. #fixourfootbridgesnow .

By Nii Ogbamey Tetteh (email: ogbameytetteh@gmail.com)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.

Solomon Asante’s impressive debut season with Phoenix Rising was rewarded with a silverware as they defeated Orange County to clinch the Western Conference playoff Cup.

Samuel Owusu was at his usual best for Cucaricki as he provided an assist and scored in their win over Mladost.

Benjamin Tetteh 8th strike for Sparta Prague in the Czech League could not come at a better time than in the Prague Derby as they drew with Slavia Prague.

Abraham Frimpong returned from a long injury lay-off to cameo for Ferencvarosi in the Hungarian League.

Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad..

ENGLAND

Daniel Amartey missed Leicester City 1-0 win at Cardiff City through injury.

Christian Atsu was an unused substitute for Newcastle United as they recorded their first win of the season against Watford. They won 1-0.

Jordan Ayew and Jeffery Schlupp came on in the second half for Crystal Palace when they lost 3-1 against Chelsea.

In the premier league 2, English born Ghanaian Jerome Opoku was not in the team for Fulham when they won 2-0 against Southampton.

Joseph Annang was between the sticks for West Ham United when they lost 2-0 to Derby.

English-born Ghanaian striker Eddie Nketia scored a brace but it wasn’t enough to save Arsenal’s U-23 side from slipping to their first defeat in eight Premier League 2 fixtures on Saturday, as Chelsea ran out 5-4 winners. Callum Hudson Odoi played full throttle for Chelsea. Ethan Ampaduwas substituted in the 46th minute while Tariq Lamptey also cameoed for the Blues.

In the Championship, Albert Adomah played 73 minutes for Aston Villa when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 2-0.

Andy Yiadom played 90 minutes and was booked for Reading FC when they won 3-2 against Bristol City.

In League One, Kwesi Appiah cameoed for AFC Wimbledon when they lost 2-1 against Shrewsbury Town.

Joe Dodoo was a 79th minute substitute for Blackpool against Bristol Rovers. They lost 3-0.

Tarique Fosu was an unused substitute for Charlton Athletic when they lost 2-0 to Doncaster Rovers.

Abu Ogogo played 69 minutes for Coventry City against Accrington Stanley. The game ended 1-1.

In League Two, Alex Addai played the last 12 minutes for Cheltenham when they played a 2-2 draw with Mansfield.

English born Ghanaian Bernard Mensah warmed the bench for Lincoln City when they won 2-1 against Forest Green Rovers.

Kobby Arthur played the last 25 minutes for Macclesfield in their 4-1 loss to Bury.

Hiram Boateng was not part of Exeter City’s squad that that lost 2-0 to Tranmere Rovers.

In the National League, Nana Ofori Twumasi warmed the bench for Maidstone in their 2-0 win against Barnet.

Dover Athletic beat Maidenhead 2-0. Nortei Nortey cameoed for the victors while Harold Odametey played 90 minutes and received a booking for Maidenhead. Nana Owusu also played the last 15 minutes for the losers.

Kwame Thomas came on in the 22nd minute for Solihull Moors against Boreham Wood. They game did not produce any goal.

SPAIN

Atletico Madrid played a 1-1 draw with CD Leganes. Thomas Partey was a 72nd minute substitute.

Deportivo Alaves lost 2-1 to Eiber. Mubarak Wakaso missed the match doe the losers through injury while Patrick Twumasi was left out of their matchday squad.

Emmanuel Boateng was an unused substitute for UD Levante in their 1-1 draw with Villarreal. Raphael Dwamena was not included in the squad

In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah was substituted in the 78 minutes for CD Numancia when they won 2-0 against Tenerife.

Richard Boateng was a second half substitute for R.Oviedo in their 1-1 stalemate with Mallorca. Baba iddrisu was an unused substitute for Real Mallorca,

Isaac Cofie was an unused substitute for Sporting Gijon in their 2-1 lost to UD Almeria.

FRANCE

Nantes beat Guingamp 5-0. Majeed Waris came on in the 79th minute for them while French born Ghanaian Enoch Kwateng played full throttle.

In the Ligue 2, Lawrence Ati-Zigi was on the bench for Sochaux when they played goalless draw with Paris FC.

Ebenezer Assifuah cameoed for Le Havre when they lost 1-0 to Niort

Emmanuel Ntim watched from the bench when his side Valenciennes lost 4-2 to Troyes.

Kyei Grejohn was not in the squad for Lens when they lost 1-0 to Chatearoux.

ITALY

Kwadwo Asamoah was an unused substitute for Inter Milan when they thrashed Genoa 5-0.

Afriyie Acquah was substituted in the 67th minute for Empoli when they lost 5-1 at SS Napoli.

US Sassuolo won 2-0 at Chievo Verona. Both Kevin Prince Boateng and Alfred Duncan started for the winners but were substituted in the second half.

Rahman Chibsah was substituted in the 70th minute for Frosinone Calcio when they played goalless draw with Parma.

Godfred Donsah was left out of Bologna’s team that lost 2-1 to Atalanta.

Nicholas Opoku played full throttle for Udinese when they lost 1-0 at home to AC Milan

In the Serie B, Bright Addae played full throttle for Ascoli when they beat Benevento Calcio 2-1. Bright Gyamfi lasted 90 minutes for the losers.

Moses Odjer was introduced early in the second half for Salernitana but they lost 1-0 to Venezia

GERMANY

Derrick Luckassen was left out of Hertha Berlin squad that were white-washed 3-0 at home by RB Leipzig.

Kasim Nuhu played 90 minutes and was booked for TSG Hoffenheim when they thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 4-1.

Baba Abdul-Rahman was once again not included in the Schalke 04 team that won 3-1 against Hannover 96.

Hans Nunoo Sarpei warmed the bench for VfB Stuttgart when the lost 3-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Isaah Abass was not added to Mainz 05 squad that defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 at home.

In the Bundesliga II, David Atanga and Jan Gyamarah all played 90 minutes for their respective side when Greuther Furth and Bochum played a pulsating 2-2 draw. Gyamarah picked a booking in the game.

Bernard Tepketey played full throttle and was booked for SC Paderborn 07 when they lost 2-0 to Duisburg. Christopher Adjei-Antwi came on in the 60th minute. Claude Gyau didn’t make the victors match day team.

Noah Awuku was absent for Holstein Kiel when they drew 2-2 with Inglostadt. Kingsley Schindler grabbed a goal for Kiel.

Steffan Nkansah played 90 minutes and was booked for Braunschweig when they played a 1-1 draw with Grossaspach

Daniel Kofi Kyere played 90 minutes for SV Wehen when they thrashed Fortuna Koln 7-0. Bernard Kyere was a second half substitute for the losers. Kwame Yeboah also played 29 minutes for the losers.

German-born Ghanaian Anton-Leander Donkor warmed the bench for Hansa Rostock when played a 1-1 draw with Jena. Phil Ofosu-Ayeh was left out of Rostock matchday squad.

AUSTRIA

Seth Paintsil missed Admira Wacker 3-2 defeat to Hartberg through injury.

Samuel Tetteh came on in the 57 minute for LASK Linz in their 2-2 draw with St. Polten.

In the Bundesliga 2, Kennedy Boateng played full throttle for Ried when they played goalless draw with Austria Klagenfurt.

Felix Adjei scored for Wattens in their 4-0 smashing of Liefering FC. Gideon Mensah cameoed for the losers.

FC Juniors thrashed Kapfenberg 4-0. Paul Mensah played full throttle for the losers. Reuben Acquah was not in the victors match day squad.

BELGIUM

Joseph Aidoo played 90 minutes for Genk while Joseph Painstil was an unused substitute when they played a pulsating 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.

Nana Kwesi Asare played full throttle for Gent when they won 3-1 against Kortrijk. Bernard Kumordzi was an unused substitute for the losers.

Daniel Opare started for Royal Antwerp but was substituted as early as the 13th minute with an injury. William Owusu also came on in the 75th minute for them. Antwerp won 2-0 against St. Liege

Eric Ocansey was substituted at the beginning of the second half when his side KAS Eupen lost 2-0 to Sporting Lokeren.

Samuel Asamoah played full throttle for Sint Truiden as they beat Zulte Waregem 2-1.

In the Proximus League, Edwin Egyere scored the only goal for Tubize when they got thrashed 4-1 by OH Leuven. Divine Naah played full throttle for the losers. Kamal Sowah was left out of the victors matchday squad.

BULGARIA

Edwin Gyasi watched from the bench as his side CSKA Sofia won 1-0 against Lokomotive Plovdiv.

Ishmael Baidu played 90 minutes for Septemvri Sofia when they piped Vereya 1-0. Micheal Tawiah played 75 minutes for the losers.

BELARUS

Yahaya Seidu played full throttle for Dinamo Minsk when they piped Vitebsk 1-0.

Joel Fameyeh warmed the bench for Dinamo Brest in their 3-1 win over Isloch Minsk.

CROATIA

Obeng Regan played 90 minutes and was booked for Istra 1961 against Lokomotiva Zagreb. They lost by a lone goal.

Ahmed Said played full throttle for Hajduk Split when they drew 1-1 with NK Gorica. Nasiru Moro was an unused substitute for Gorica.

CHINA

Frank Acheampong lasted 90 minutes for Tianjin Teda in their 1-1 draw at Chongqing Lifan.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Benjamin Tetteh hit the back of the net for Sparta Prague in their 2-2 draw in the Prague Derby against Slavia Prague.

Emmanuel Antwi played full period of action for Pribram in their 3-0 home loss to Slovacko.

DENMARK

Collins Tanor was not in the squad for Hobro when they lost 1-0 to OB Odense.

Godway Donyoh was on the score sheet for FC Nordsjaelland when they played a 1-1 draw with Aalborg. Mohammed Kudus came on in the 72nd minute while Ibrahim Sadiq was an unused substitute and Clinton Antwi left out of their squad.

Emmanuel Oti was substituted in the 79th minute for FB Esbjerg when they played a pulsating 2-2 draw with Midtjylland.

HUNGARY

Abraham Frimpong returned from a long layoff to cameo for Ferencvaros when they won 2-0 against MTK Budapest.

KAZAKHSTAN

David Mawutor enjoyed full throttle for Zhetysu Taldykorgan in their 1-0 loss at Kaisar Kyzylorda.

KOSOVO

Khalid Abdul Basit hit the winner for FK Prishtina in their 1-0 win over Drecina.

NETHERLANDS

Dutch born Ghanaian Cody Gakpo was an unused substitute for PSV when they piped Vitesse 1-0.

Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar 1-0 win over De Graafschap through injury.

In the Eerste Division, Rodney Antwi cameoed for Volendam in their 2-1 win at Dordrecht.

Kelvin Luckassen was not included in Almere City matchday squad that beat Helmond 2-1.

Asumah Abubakar cameoed for Maastricht in their 2-0 home loss to Sparta Rotterdam.

MALTA

Isaac Ntow was not included in the match day team of Hibernians when they won 4-0 against Mosta.

MEXICO

Joseph Akrong played 90 minutes for Zacaptec in their 2-0 defeat at Cimarrones de Sonora.

NORWAY

Adam Larson Kwarasey captained Valerenga to 0-0 draw against Sarpsborg 08. Mohammed Abu was missing in Valeranga matchday squad.

Dennis Antwi was a 59th minute substitute for Asane when they lost 5-0 to Strommen.

Finnish-born Ghanaian Solomon Duah was not in the Levanger side that lost 4-0 to Aelesund.

Gilbert Koomson played 90 minutes for SK Brann in their 3-1 win against Stromsgodset.

Enoch Kwakwa played the entire game for Falkenbergs when they drew 2-2 with Norrby.

PORTUGAL

Lumor Agbenyenu played the entire game for Sporting Lisbon when the won 2-1 against Santa Clara.

Alhassan Wakaso played full throttle and was booked when his side Vitoria Guimaraes played 0-0 with Boavista. Henry Medariouse couldn’t travel with Guimaraes due to injury.

Emmanuel Hackman was unused substitute for Portimonense in their 1-1 draw with Belenenses.

SAUDI ARABIA

Carlos Ohene enjoyed full period of action for SC Ohod in their 1-0 win over Al Taawon.

SERBIA

Red Star Belgrade won 2-0 against Proleter. Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Rashid Sumaila were all out of the team for victors.

Francis Kyeremeh played 76 minutes for Radnik in their 2-0 win against Dinamo Vranje. Zakaria Suraka played full throttle for the losers.

Samuel Owusu registered an assist and scored for NK Cukaricki in their 2-1 win over Mladost.

Samuel Affum was not in Spartak Subotica’s team that drew 1-1 with Rad Beograd.

SCOTLAND

Thomas Agyepong missed Hibernian 1-0 home loss to St Johnstone through injury.

SLOVAKIA

Benson Annang watched from the bench as his side MSK Zilina thrashed Ruzomberok 3-0.

Patrick Asmah was missing in FK Senica matchday team that won 3-0 against ZiON Moravce.

Osman Bukari was substituted in the 58 minute for Trencin when they lost 3-1 to Sered

Mitch Apaw played 90 minutes for Slovan Bratislava when they thrashed Michalovce 6-0. Sadam Sulley was substituted in the half time for the losers.

SLOVENIA

Eric Boakye played full throttle for NK Olimpija Ljubljana in their 4-4 draw with Domzale

SWEDEN

AIK Stockholm drew goalless with Sundsvall. Enoch Adu missed the game for AIK through suspension.

Thomas Boakye was substituted at the start of the second half for Halmstad when they lost 2-1 to Orgryt.

IF Gefle lost 4-0 to Degerfors. Isaac Shaze played 76 minutes for the losers.

Sadam Karim played 90 minutes for Landskrona BOis when they lost 2-1 to Jonkopings.

Lawson Sabah played full throttle for Linkoping City when they won 3-0 against Rynninge.

Emmanuel Yeboah was not in the squad for Umea FC when they lost 2-1 to Nykopings.

SWITZERLAND

Majeed Ashimeru was brought on in the 71st minute and got booked in the 72nd minute for St. Gallen when they pipped Sion 1-0.

Gregory Kwesi Wuthrich missed FC Basel 3-2 win over Lugano through injury.

RUSSIA

Aziz Tetteh played 62 minutes for Dynamo Moscow against CSKA Moscow. The game ended goalless.

ROMANIA

Isaac Donkor played full throttle for U Craiova 1948 CV when they beat Poli lasi 3-0.

Joseph Mensah was a 74th minute substitute for Sepsi in their 3-1 loss to FC Hermannstadt.

TURKEY

Fenerbache played a pulsating 2-2 draw with Galatasaray. Andre Ayew played full throttle for Fenerbahce.

Elvis Manu picked a booking for Akhisar Genclik Spor in their 1-1 stalemate with Erzurum BB.

Attamah Lawerh cameoed for Istanbul Basaksehir as they pipped Besiktas 1-0 at home.

Bernard Mensah was introduced in the 68th minute while Asamoah Gyan cameoed for Keyserispor when they lost 3-1 to Ankaragucu.

Isaac Sackey played full throttle for Alanyaspor but they lost 1-0 to Yeni Malatyaspor. Muniru Sulley came on in the 31st minute for the winners.

Caleb Ekuban cameoed for Trabzonspor in their 1-1 stalemate with Bursaspor.

Kamal Issah missed Eskisehirspor 1-0 win over Osmanlispor through injury.

QATAR

Lawrence Quaye played 75 minutes for Umm Salal when they lost 5-1 to Al-Sadd.

Al Ahli Doha won 2-0 against Al Khor. John Benson lasted the entire duration of the game for them.

George Kwesi played full throttle for Al Sailiya when they thrashed Al-Kharitiyath 5-0.

UKRAINE

Najeeb Yakubu grabbed his debut goal for Vorskla Poltava in their 2-0 win over FK Lviv.

USA

Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah enjoyed 90 minutes for Columbus Crew as they pipped New York Red Bulls to seal a semi-final place in the MLS playoffs. Lalas Abubakar cameoed for the victors.

Gladson Awako and Solomon Asante featured as Phoenix Rising defeated Orange County 2-1 to clinch the Western Conference play-off final.

By: Reuben Obodai @ReubenObodai on Twitter

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reuben Obodai
This year's 8th Edition of the 3G Awards is a reminisce of the 2011 version. The 2011 edition honoured many soccer legends and personalities who had travelled to the US for the first time.

The 2018 edition will have similar great media personalities also coming to New York for the first time and one of them is the award-winning and great media personality; Reuben Sai Obodai of Global Media Alliance's Happyghana.com and Editor for the biggest football website, GHANASoccernet.com

3G Media is once again proud to announce that Reuben Sai Obodai has confirmed and attending the 8th annual edition ceremony in New York as Honoree. Talking about excitement, many fans who watch his program on e.TV Ghana are looking forward to join him celebrate the occasion.

A little known History Fact

Reuben Obodai was a key cog of the Amidaus Professionals's side that won promotion to the 2013/14 Ghana Premier League season.

However, due to persistent knee injury he quit the beautiful game to pursue his dream of becoming a sports journalist.

He attained a Diploma in Journalism at the Institute of Advance College Education before furthering the course at e.TV's E-Academy where he later became a lecturer at the school.

Mr. Obodai is now the Editor for the biggest football website in West Africa, GHANASoccernet.com as well as Happyghana.com, which is a sub-company of Global Media Alliance.

The enterprising writer also anchors 'The Team' show on e.TV and his analysis on Happy FM renowned sports show, Anopa Bosuo Sports has been revered by many as one of the best sports shows in Ghana.

Mr. Obodai was selected as one of three sports journalists from Ghana by the Confederation of African Football to cover 2018 Club Licensing workshop in Kenya.

3G Media will be rewarding Mr. Obodai for his role in projecting Ghanaian players in Europe as well as the American top-flight league (Major League Soccer), with his weekly feature on the performance of Ghanaian players in abroad.

3G Media is a Ghanaian owned and operated online news and entertainment media house led by US-based Media Mogul; Charles Nimmo Ntiamoah-Mensah (Mr. CNN). Since 2009, the company set up 3G Magazine, 3gmediaonline.com, and 3G Awards.

3G Awards is an annual event; dubbed; "A Night of Heroes" recognizes the sacrifice and dedication of the leading trailblazers of the greater Ghanaian and Global communities. It has honoured over hundreds of personalities who have made a difference in their communities and changed lives.

3G Media also every year invites; government officials, celebrities and businessmen/women to visit New York and network with their fellow American business colleagues. The key area is creating an opportunity for Ghanaian based with their US counterparts.

Past honorees include; The Nation’s Prophet; Apostle Owusu Bempah, Hollywood Actor Abraham Attah; Former New York Senator, Hassel-Smith, Boxing Legend; Michael Spinks, Hon. Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong, MP, Tommy Smythe, ESPN’s Sports Presenter/Analyst; Boxing legend, Azuma Nelson; Soccer legends; Sunday, Osei, Kofi and Kuuku Dadzie, The Black Stars’ Coach; Dr. Akwasi Appiah, Captain, Asamoah Gyan; Koofori, KKD, Irene Logan, Counsellor Lutterodt, Prince David Osei, Shatta Wale and many others.

3G Media produces this 8th edition to be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 starting 9pm. The venue is the Grand American Ballroom, located on 899 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10459

This is supported/endorsed by the Ghana Permanent Mission of New York, Ghana Consulate of New York, Ghana Chamber of Commerce USA, NCOGA (National Council of Ghanaian Association), New York Mayor's Office; Bronx Country Director; Famod Konneh, Boogie Down Nima Productions and others.

Sponsors include; Investigroup, MayJay Property Management, Prestige Tours and Travels, Anokye Krom Restaurant, Malata African Market, NY, Nyamekye African Market, NJ, AB African Market & AB Africa Fabric Store, TADMI and Star Beer.

Media houses supporting, Adomonline, Myjoyonline, GhanaWeb, Modernghana, TV3, Peacefmonline.com, Highlife Radio, Vitalghradio, BAK TV, Adinkraradio, Amansanradio, Keymama and Playback Magazine.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


M.anifest drops a banger with the Nigeria’s King of Africa's street anthems, Olamide in this uptempo number titled “Fine Fine”.

As usual the god MC's flow and unquestioned lyricism is on display while Baddo's heavy-hitting hook adds a touch of Afrobeats.

Is this Olamide's first continental African feature? Well if it is then it was worth the wait.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

As part of its 10th Anniversary celebrations, Ghana’s first large scale shopping centre; Accra Mall Limited on Friday 3rd August treated shoppers and patrons to euphonic live band music dubbed; ‘Highlife Night with the Funky Millionaires Band’.

For music lovers who trooped the Accra Mall last Friday, it was a delight to watch Ghanaian Highlife acts including Dada Hafco, Quarme Zaggy, Asaase among others mount the stage at the Mall’s food court for turns of electrifying performances.

The event was live on Happy 98.9 FM’s Ayekoo Drive show hosted by DJ Advisor and streamed live on the station’s Facebook and the TuneIn app to reach over a million traditional and digital audiences of the station.

According to Denise Asare, Marketing Manager at Accra Mall, the highlife night is part of events lined up to celebrate the mall’s 10th anniversary.

"We organized this highlife event because highlife is truly Ghanaian and we believe every Ghanaian resonates with its tones. From a broader perspective, we value the support and patronage received from Ghanaians in our 10 years of providing a unique and centralized shopping centre and therefore deem it fit to celebrate with every shopper.”

Happy fm's DJ Advisor
She added that there are many rewards for shoppers including daily prizes with the grand prize being a brand new Renault Logan from Premium Motors and other prizes courtesy Huawei Ghana.

"Shoppers who spend GHc300 or more at any store or a combination of stores from July 9th 2018 to September 3rd 2018 can enter at the promotion area in the Mall Square in anticipation of the final draw on 8 September" she added.

Denise Asare (Marketing Manager of Accra Mall) presenting a prize to (Name); lucky winner
Patrons of the highlife night did not only3 dance to good music but had opportunities to win prizes including shopping vouchers.

An elated Priscilla Zigah from Burma Camp; a winner at the event said “I’m so happy to have won this voucher; I must also say that I have really enjoyed myself.”

If you missed last Friday, stay tuned or visit Accra Mall’s website www.accramall.com for more surprises.



By Joseph Nii Ankrah

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Obrafour
Hiplife artiste Michael Kwabena Okyere Darko, popularly known as Obrafour says only death can bring a stop to his music career.

He disclosed in a recent interview that there is no retirement in the music career.

“Once you are blessed with that talent, it is for life. I’m not sure there is pension in music, when God gives you music talent you can do it till death. All you need is strength,” he said.

He further stated that even though one cannot rule forever, new artistes emerging with time do not have to automatically retire old musicians.

“In this world, you can’t rule forever because everything has an end. I wouldn’t agree if someone says new crop of artistes are emerging so the old ones should retire,” the 'Ako' hitmaker said.

Hammer helped Obrafour secure a deal with Abraham Ohene Djan (OM Studios) and in late 1990s. He has released hit after hit since then. Some of his hit songs include, ‘Kwame Nkrumah’, ‘Aden’, ‘Pae Mu Ka’, Yaanom’, ‘Konkonsa’ and many others.

By: Susan Amoako Agyemang

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Her Royal Highness, the Queen of England, Elizabeth II has acknowledged the work of Mrs. Abena Asomaning - Antwi, Founder of the Angle-Zoe Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ghana by conferring on her the Point of Light Award.

The presentation of the award which took place last Thursday at the British High Commission in Accra signifies the great impact Mrs. Asomaning Antwi through Angel-Zoe Foundation has made in the Ghanaian community

The Point of Light Award recognizes outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their communities. It was first established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, and embraces the challenge of undertaking community need projects through volunteerism. 

In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Asomaning- Antwi said “Angel-Zoe Foundation had come to stay regardless of the opposition faced and the nonchalant attitude of the same society I sought to help. My weapons in the past eleven years have focused on building relationships with inmates and officers, mentorship, counselling, training. We also reconciled inmates and families who want nothing to do with them after their incarceration.’’

Sharing her experience in the early stages of the foundation, Mrs. Asomaning-Antwi said “It wasn’t easy when I decided to quit corporate work and concentrate solely on Angel-Zoe Foundation. But I pursued this singular cause quietly because many corporate entities I approached for support refused to help. Angel Zoe Foundation was too unpopular, and often didn’t fit into their corporate social responsibility plans. And today here I am with the evidence of my desire”. 

She expressed her appreciation for the award saying “it was never intended for prestige or recognition but alas, here we are. The Point of Light recognition will definitely spur me on to pursue further the welfare of the vulnerable in my country and elsewhere”. 

The British High Commissioner, Mr. Iain Walker, explained that “the Point of Light Award acknowledges the power of the individual to cause change and improve the world, and has celebrated more than 6,000 winners so far. 

About Angel-Zoe Foundation

The Angel-Zoe Foundation is a voluntary faith-based non-governmental organization founded by Mrs. Abena Asomaning-Antwi in 2007, with the objective of reaching out to prison inmates to help with their rehabilitation and proper re-integration into the society following their discharge from prison.

The work of the Foundation for the past 11 years, has expanded the understanding of women’s economic contributions as well as the hurdles that prevent them from being successful. Its efforts focus on how inmates affect economic development efforts related to societal misfit, employment as well as decreasing crime to the barest minimum. And with our donors, AZF aims to properly reintegrate ex-offenders into society.

The Angel-Zoe Foundation hopes to reach out to as many prison inmates as possible. The Foundation owes its existence to the inspirational words found in Hebrews 13:3 which says ‘Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering’.


 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Apostle  Isaac Attoh
The Ghanaian missionary to Cameroon, Apostle  Isaac Attoh, killed in Batibo last Saturday by the Cameroun Soldiers has been buried.

The burial took place in Batibo on Tuesday July 17, 2018. His remains were laid to rest by the Mayor of the  Batibo council in the presence of some church ministers who volunteered to see one of theirs laid to rest.

Council officials said,  the  state of the corpses only needed burial. The Pastor was buried same alongside one of his slain Christians.

The reaction of the family members who were making arrangements for the corpse to be repatriated remains unknown at the time of filing in this report. Sources also said the local council was under pressure for the corpse to be buried same day.

Media reports had insinuated that Pastor Attoh’s family are due to drag the French Cameroon government to court, for killing the Ghanaian missionary who left behind a two months old baby, a wife and family to mourn him.

Late Apostle  Isaac Attoh of DESTINY IMPACT MINISTRY left Ghana for  Cameroon for an evangelical mission but was unfortunate to have gotten into Batibo when the French Cameroun soldiers were carrying out raids across the town in search of the Pro Independence Self Defense Forces.

According to eye witnesses, the military opened fire indiscriminately. This may have been the situation which led to the brutal shooting of the Ghanaian cleric and his companions whose bodies were only discovered early next day on Sunday July 15.

The killing of the Ghanaian national has raised questions as to whether the French Cameroon government was now involved in the targeted killing of foreign nationals.

However, the family of the deceased wants the government of Ghana and the international community  to get involved to seek justice for Apostle Attoh.

By: Joseph Nii Ankrah

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