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MP for Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu, Donates To Dansoman Polyclinic

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GREATER ACCRA – Tuesday, April 28, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – As part of her efforts to support the vulnerable in this difficult period of the Covid -19 pandemic, the Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency and Ghana’s Minister for Communications has donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and other essential items to the Dansoman Polyclinic.

The Dansoman Polyclinic is the only public health facility in the Ablekuma West Constituency and it serves the whole of the Dansoman Estates and adjoining communities as far as Weija. The PPEs and other essential items donated by the Member of Parliament would ensure that health professionals in the facility work under safe conditions in this delicate period of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Addressing the Media after the donation, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful bemoaned the sharp increase in the number of Covid- 19 cases in the Ablekuma West Constituency and implored constituents to observe all of the laid down protocols in fighting the pandemic. Management of the Dansoman Polyclinic expressed their appreciation to the Member of Parliament for her continous support for the facility.

In a related development, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful toured the Ablekuma West Constituency to donate assorted food items to her constituents. This time, she presented the food items to various traditional authorities and the fishing community in the Ablekuma West Constituency. She visited the Gbegbe, Gbegbeyise, Mpoase, Mamponse, Opetekwei and Glefe palaces on her tour. At each Palace she visited, the Member of Parliament presented bags of Rice, Cooking Oil and other essentials to the traditional authorities.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful had earlier visited the Tunga and Nasrawa Chiefs where she made similar donations. The Chiefs expressed gratitude to Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful for the special care she has shown the people in this very difficult period . They assured her that the items will be distributed to the underprivileged in their Communities and entreated her to stay in constant touch with the people in fighting the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Government And Stakeholders Must Aid In Creating Wealth In The Creative Arts Industry- Hon. Awal Mohammed

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Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Awal Ibrahim Mohammed has said that there is a great need for the Ghanaian Government and stakeholders in the private sector to take interests and come together and work towards creating wealth in the creative arts industry.

According to the Minister-designate, the creative sector along with its artists must be supported to enjoy the enormous potential in the sector. In the Ministers quest to achieve this, he seeks to partner with movie makers to ensure that they produce enough quality films and series that will meet the demands of television stations. He announced that a $20million-dollar film studio will be built to become the hub for movie production in the West African sub-region.

Hon. Awal Mohammed explained that it frustrating that tourists visit the country and consume Western produced content instead of our local content. He said that tourists will spend more than 15% of their money on entertainment if there was much source of entertainment here.

“It is important that a significant percentage of content shown on television should reflect Ghanaian culture and norms.

“We want to build the studio to help us put out Ghanaian movie series so that primetime on TV should be at least 70% local content. We need to make our creative artists rich and strong. That will boost our creative industry,” he added.

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Inusah Fuseini Saga: Court Turns Over Inusah Fuseini To Police For Investigations

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Former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has been handed over by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court to the Criminal Investigations Department of the police for questioning over failing to cooperate with police.

 This stems from his remarks of inciting candidate John Mahama to declare himself President and proceeding to form a parallel government after the 2020 Presidential election went out of his party’s favour.

On Monday, state prosecutor, Richard Amoah told the Kaneshie magistrate court that the criminal summons was for his refusal to cooperate with the police after several attempts to honour their invite had fell flat.

He upholded that his charge is for “offensive conduct” stemming from his remarks which to them is earmarked at “breaching the peace of the state”.

In a move to shoot down claims that his client had contempted the court, lawyer for Mr.Fuseini, Mr. Edudzi Tamakloe argued in court that his client’s refusal to honour the invitation was for not knowing what his client’s offense was.

He furthered saying that he wrote a letter to the police to inquire of his client’s offense and until now the letter is yet to be replied.

But contrastingly, Mr.Fuseni who played guest on Multimedia’s award-winning TV program,Newsfile over the weekend, had this to say concerning his court summons: “I am prepared…….”.

Judge Ama Adomako-Kwakye after listening to both arguments has ruled that the former legislator to succumb himself to the police for further investigations.

Together with his lawyer, they are at the headquarters of the CID for questioning, Joy News’ Kwesi Parker Wilson reports.

More to follow soon….  

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Italian Ambassador Killed In DR Congo Attack

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According to reports by CNN, The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, has been killed in Goma alongside an Italian soldier after their car was attacked as they traveled in a UN convoy, the Italian Foreign Ministry has said in press statement.

“It is with deep sorrow that the Farnesina confirms the death, today in Goma, of the Ambassador of Italy to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and of a soldier from the Carabinieri,” the ministry said in a statement.

The attack is believed to have been an attempted kidnapping, according to officials at the nearby Virunga National Park. Armed groups are known to operate in an around the park, which borders both Rwanda and Uganda. Militias also clash regularly in the east of the country, where a large UN force is struggling to keep the peace.

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Ghana Welcomes The BIG SIX Honors Ahead Of Independence Day

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Planet one Multimedia an event and digital experiential company based in Ghana has announced its maiden edition of the BIG SIX Honors.

The BIG SIX Honors will celebrate six of the most hardworking creative people in our space from music, movies, radio and TV personalities and many more.

According to the concept owners, PlanetOne Multimedia, they came up with the idea because our creative personalities serve as heroes in our country. A lot of young people aspire to be like them because of how dedicated they are to their field of work.

In commenting about the criteria for selection and personalities involved, Gilbert Yiadom Boakye Nhyria known in the industry as Nhyira noted that the selection is based on a person’s dedication, commitment and influence in society. The mechanism is how they have impacted society with their work.

“A team at Planet One Multimedia have shortlisted a tall list of names from our research team. We have monitored all the names in our list for the BIG SIX and we can confidently say they deserve to be honored,” Nhyira mentioned

This honoring is to encourage them to continue to be the heroes and sheroes in our society.

Nhyira also explained that there was supposed to be a concert and lot of activities for the Big Six project but due to covid-19 and the ban of all events, the team at Planet One Multimedia decided to go with the first part of the plan, that is honoring these heroes of our time.

The BIG SIX Honors will happen in March but before that the full list will be released in by the end of February.

The Big Six partners include Ghana tourism Authority, Beyond the Return and the project is under the auspices of the Ministry of Creative and Tourism.

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