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Angel FM boss responds to speculations GRA ‘forced’ him to suspend Captain Smart

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• Captain Smart was handed a month suspension by Dr. Kwaku Oteng

• The broadcaster was suspended for allegedly slandering some government officials

• Though he denied any wrongdoing, he claimed his boss told him the decision was made as a result of unbearable pressure from the GRA

Founder and President of the Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has described as “sheer ignorance” allegations that he succumbed to pressure from the Ghana Revenue Authority and suspended Captain Smart because his organization had been evading taxes hence failure to heed the supposed call would have forced the authority to ensure maximum compliance of the tax law.

Captain Smart, a radio presenter with Angel FM was taken off air by Dr. Kwaku Oteng. The media organization said the decision was arrived at following Captain Smart’s constant attacks on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, among other government officials.

The owner was said to have held a number of meetings with the employee on the need to tone down on his attacks but that counsel fell on deaf ears – a posture that left the entrepreneur with no option but to sanction the broadcaster.

A few hours after his one-month suspension was announced, Captain Smart alleged on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana that he was informed of his suspension by the owner of ABN with the reason that he (Dr. Oteng) was under pressure from the Ghana Revenue Authority and other state institutions.

“I called Dr Kwaku Oteng and he said some people within [….] Akufo-Addo’s government are calling him and have been writing him letters from Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) just because they say I talk too much.

“In the course of the conversation, he told me that because of the pressure, when I close from work today [Thursday, May 6] he would want me to go off air for some time and when the pressure from above comes down, then I can resume,” Captain Smart claimed.

His statement engendered controversy with some people concluding that Dr. Kwaku Oteng kowtowed to GRA because he has not been fulfilling his tax obligations.

Receiving the ‘2020 Best Excise Taxpayer in Ashanti Region’ award from the GRA, Dr. Kwaku Oteng said the claims were untrue.

“All those are allegations borne out of sheer ignorance; how can I be running such a big business and fail to pay taxes and expect that the Ghana Revenue Authority would not come after me. I have been paying taxes to the government of Ghana for the past 30 years, so it is ridiculous for anybody to say that I have not been paying my taxes”, angelonline.com.gh owned by the business mogul quotes him to have said.


Dr. Kwaku Oteng [L] with his plaque

The portal further reports that a plaque presented by the Ashanti Area Head of the GRA, Mr Samuel Sakyi Duodu read: “This is in recognition of your performance as the BEST EXCISE TAXPAYER 2020 Year of Assessment for the Ashanti Area of the Ghana Revenue Authority. Congratulations”.

Meanwhile, the GRA has said it has not harassed Dr. Kwaku Oteng. A statement issued on May 11 by Florence Asante, Assistant Commissioner, Communication & Public Affairs Department of the GRA said the allegations are “unfounded and false…At no point in time did GRA harass Dr Oteng as alleged.

“The GRA has at various times communicated with Dr Oteng as part of measures to ensure compliance with tax obligations as it does with all taxpayers,” the statement added.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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VIDEO: Computer Man begs Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP

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Prophet Eric Amponsah, (Computer Man)

• Prophet Eric Amponsah has pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as IGP

• According to Computer Man, COP Kofi Boakye has the capacity to deal with crime-related activities recorded in the country

• He made the appeal while sharing his views on recent crimes witnessed in Ghana

The Founder and Leader of Hope Generation Ministry, Prophet Eric Amponsah, has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as the next Inspector General of Police.

Speaking in an interview with Oman Channel sighted by Ghanaweb, Prophet Amponsah touted the Head of Research and Planning for the Police Service as the only person viable of leading a police service capable of dealing with the recent rise in crimes.

“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans.

Armed gunmen on Monday, June 14, 2021, attacked a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
The robbers after staging the attack in which they made away with some undisclosed amount left dead a police officer who was on escort duty in the attacked van and a trader who was a resident in the vicinity.

On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.

Unlike the Jamestown incident, the Accra-Winneba Road attack was unsuccessful as the robbers failed to stop the van despite their firing of several gunshots.

The two broad daylight robbery attacks coupled with other gun-related crimes recorded over the past few weeks has led many Ghanaians to raise concern over the level of security in the country.

Some Security Analyst including Mr Adam Bonaa have called for the resignation of the current Inspector General of Police.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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VIDEO: Fire guts warehouse at Madina

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Fire has gutted the warehouse of Lesfam Company Limited, a beverages distributor at Madina Ritz Junction in Accra.

The fire incident occurred in the late hours of Sunday, June 20, 2021 during a downpour in the area.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed goods worth thousands of cedis, is yet to be known.

Witnesses looked on helpless as the fire ravages property at the warehouse.

All attempts by residents to douse the fire proved futile as the fire was too strong to douse.

However, personnel from the Ghana Fire Service came to the scene to put out the fire but did not have it easy.

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Ghanaians on social media hound Rebecca Akufo-Addo over husband being ‘sleepless’

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo

What looked like a romantic father’s day message to her husband, President Nana Akufo-Addo, turned sour as Ghanaian social media users directed their anger on first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

She took to social media Sunday to praise her husband on father’s day and expressed how proud she was that Nana Akufo-Addo was working to make things work in the country.

“Over the last four years having watched and prayed for my husband as father of the nation, I have had a close view of the sleepless nights, the countless overstretches and the physical strain to make this country work,” she stated in his article.

Madam Akufo-Addo added, “President Akufo-Addo remains a father we all would be proud of.”

But the above message which was part of her goodwill message to the president has infuriated most Ghanaians who believe the nation is not on the right track, owning to the fact the cost of living is high in the country.

The first lady’s message coincided with an increment in fuel prices across the country– the more reason some Ghanaians descended on her.

Some asked if she was really in Ghana while others criticised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for sleeping in public.

Below are some of the responses to the first lady’s father’s day message to her husband:

Source: myxyzonline.com

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