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Pepperdem lady rips government apart over presidential staffer’s suspension

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Ms Felicity Nelson, a member of feminist group Pepperdem Ministries, has, in her personal capacity, lampooned the Akufo-Addo government over the Presidency’s suspension of one of her Pepperdem colleagues, Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, who works as a Policy and Communication Analyst at the Jubilee House, for making what Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare describes as “unsavoury” comments about “a section of Ghanaians” on social media.

Ms Osei-Opare wrote an official letter to Mr Eugene Owusu, Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, to suspend Dr Donkor, for making some anti-foot soldier comments recently.

The Chief of Staff said Dr Donkor has misconducted herself hence the request for her suspension.

In the letter dated 12 June 2018, Ms Osei-Opare noted that her attention “has been drawn to some unsavoury comments attributed to Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, the Policy and Communication Analyst, at your outfit

“These comments sought to disparage a section of the Ghanaian society, a conduct which is unacceptable to this Office.

“Consequently, you are directed to suspend Dr Donkor from office for a period of thirty days beginning the 13th day of June 2018.

“Further, she is required to render, in writing, an unconditional apology and commit to good behaviour”.

On Sunday, 10 June, Mr Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said it was “stupidity” for Dr Donkor to have denigrated foot soldiers who worked hard to ensure victory for the party.

According to him, such attitude smacks of gross political immaturity.

Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor had said in response to a post by Ms Nelson about not dealing with foot soldiers that: “You shouldn’t”, and encouraged her friend who posted it that: “You can’t reason with them [foot soldiers]”.

“It’s like tribalist”, she added. She has since apologised for her comments.

Weighing in on the matter, Mr Otchere-Darko, wrote on Facebook that: “I hold no brief for a young woman who owes her appointment to an election victory won largely by those who in various ways did the legwork and/or heavy-lifting to make it happen and yet decided to diss them.

“She showed gross political immaturity (in fact, stupidity) by denigrating party foot soldiers the way she did – totally unprovoked by them. She has apologised. I suspect this week has been one of her worst, if not the worst, in her entire young life. I hope so! Hey guys! Move on! Surely, you can’t care much about a lady who chose to merely gargle from the fountain of political wisdom to hate her that much. She cannot be worth your precious emotions until she learns how to drink from that fountain. Move on! Show you have better things to focus on. If you do go to Church today and perchance ask for forgiveness, I hope you expect the Almighty to be merciful. How much more you! Show strength, people!”

Without speaking for Pepperdem as a group, an enraged and furious Ms Nelson, who serves as an in-house panelist on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show, told sit-in host Benjamin Akakpo on Wednesday, 13 June, that: “Right now, I think that we are actually going into an era in which we are doing government by foot soldiers. … There was no mention of NPP or NDC, so, I’m quite surprised that NPP people have taken it so personally”.

She continued: “I think it [the backlash] was completely unwarranted. And actually, there was a lot of misogynistic focus in terms of the insults … where people were saying she slept her way into her position, there was a lot of comments about ‘she’s ugly’, you know a lot of social media bullying by people who are even presidential staffers themselves. She has a PhD and she actually got a scholarship to do this PhD and it wasn’t given by the government.

“Just a few weeks ago, we had Nii Teiko Tagoe, who is also a presidential staffer, say that the guy who went to protest [for the opening of the University of Ghana Medical Centre at a programme attended by First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo], ‘in another country, he could have been shot’, he is still at post. We had Napaga, in January, she said that they should stop giving her CVs when they meet her at official events, she is still at post, so, I think it’s very interesting now when Louise makes this comment, it wasn’t even directed at any [party] and this whole thing of ‘a section of Ghanaians’, what does that mean? Is government supposed to serve the public interest or is it supposed to serve a section of Ghanaian society?

“I think even they [Presidency] know that it is so petty and so ridiculous… Why didn’t they say that: ‘We want to appease our foot soldiers because we failed to give them jobs, we failed to give them the healthcare they deserve, we don’t give them ambulances if they go to the hospitals, no oxygen, we haven’t given you the factories we promised … so what we are going to do is that we are going to use this to distract them from the things that we have actually failed to provide’, so, that’s what this really is and I’m so appalled, I’m really appalled … I’m so ashamed to be Ghanaian today because I actually voted for this government, today I am ashamed”, Ms Nelson fumed.

 

Source: classfmonline.com

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Armed robbers attack another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

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All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

•Armed robbers have attacked another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

•A quick response of the Winneba Police Command has prevented the robbers from have a successful operation

•All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

The police in the Central region saved the day as armed robbers attacked a bullion van with registration number GN 6956-17 on Accra-Winneba road on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The van which was attacked at Okyereko on the Winneba-Accra road was targeted by some armed men whose identities are unknown.

The robbers fired shots at the front passenger seat where the police escort sat. These shots ended up shattering the window area.

According to reports, the police escort ordered the driver to speed off upon observing the unusual movement of the robbers, while he called for reinforcement.

The Winneba Patrol team dispatched to Mpata Junction, rushed to the scene and started a gun battle with the robbers, overpowering them in the process.

All passengers in the bullion van escaped unharmed and no property was stolen.

The van has been sent to Winneber Police Custody for investigation.

This development comes after armed robbers shot to death, a police officer and an eyewitness, during a robbery incident involving a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra, Monday, June 14.

Below are some tweets on the attack;

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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British Airways rows back plan to switch Accra flights to Gatwick

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Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

• British Airways rescinds decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick airport

•This came as a result of huge opposition from the Ghana government

• Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

British Airways has bowed to pressure from the government of Ghana and rowed back on a plan to switch Accra flights from Heathrow to Gatwick.

Speaking to Citi Business News, the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Eric Mireku Amaning, said Accra will continue to operate from the London Heathrow Airport from the IATA Winter 2021 Season.

This means passengers on the Accra-London route will land at Heathrow Airport instead of Gatwick Airport.

“Finally, the British Airways last week wrote to the Minister [of Transport] informing him that they have reconsidered their decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick. So our final destination will be Heathrow Airport and not Gatwick. So I think that the Minister of Transport did a yeoman’s job, and we need to commend him for that,” Eric Mireku Amaning added in an interview with Citi Business News.

“We’ve received great assurances from British Airways that we are not going to face this situation again and that Heathrow will continue to be our final destination if we’re travelling from Accra to London,” he added.

British Airways announced moving Ghana operations from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

When BA revealed its intention to shift the route from its main London hub to the Gatwick airport, Ghana’s Ministry of Aviation called the decision “unacceptable”. It threatened to reciprocate by forcing the airline to use an airport 100 miles from Accra.

Like Heathrow, Accra’s Kotoka International Airport was a Second World War RAF base that became a civilian facility in 1946.

Virgin Atlantic shared the Heathrow-Accra route with BA until 2013 when it pulled out blaming “exceptionally high fuel costs” at the West African airport.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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WATCH: Maame Serwaa puts her Huge B00bs on Display In a new Video

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Young Ghanaian actress, Maame Serwaa, has stunned fans with a new video

She is seen behaving like a model and happily moving her body up and down.

Fans cannot keep calm over Maame Serwaa as some have observed how grown she has become in the past months

The latest video of Kumawood star, Maame Serwaa, showing how grown she has become in the past few months has stunned fans.

Maame Serwaa is now a big girl judging by her pretty looks and overall appearance in the video.

She wore a long wig and paced up and down behaving like a professional model.

The actress definitely liked what she was doing as it was written all over her.

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