PHOTOS: JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS’ 70th BIRTHDAY IN PICTURES

PHOTOS: JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS’ 70th BIRTHDAY IN PICTURES. A former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings turns 70-year-old today, Thursday June 22, 2017. A cake was cut to mark the day. Below are some photos:     BY: DORCAS ABEDU-KENNEDY / ADOMONLINE. DISCLAIMER: “The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not neccessarily reflect those of  Ghana Media World. The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s).  Ghana Media World will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.” © GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM HAVE A SAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? DROP COMMENTS! SOURCE:  WWW.GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM @ghanamediaworld on




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‘CORRUPT NDC UNWORTHY OF RULING GHANA FOR NEXT 60 YEARS’

‘CORRUPT NDC UNWORTHY OF RULING GHANA FOR NEXT 60 YEARS’. A Communicator of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on Ghanaian voter to desist from voting for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the next sixty (60) years. Nana Yaw Preko speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Wednesday said the party does not deserve to be elected again to manage the resources of the country until it purges itself of corrupt persons in the party. “NDC has mostly bred corrupt people and persons specailised in the stealing of the resources of the state…they (NDC) do not be allowed to rule for the next 60 years until they




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FACEBOOK AND TWITTER ARE BEING USED TO MANIPULATE PUBLIC OPINION – REPORT

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER ARE BEING USED TO MANIPULATE PUBLIC OPINION – REPORT. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed. From Russia, where around 45% of highly active Twitter accounts are bots, to Taiwan, where a campaign against President Tsai Ing-wen involved thousands of heavily co-ordinated – but not fully automated – accounts sharing Chinese mainland propaganda, the studies show that social media is an international battleground for dirty politics. The reports, part of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, cover nine nations also including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Poland,




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BAWUMIA CANNOT TURN FLAGSTAFF HOUSE INTO A MOSQUE – SAM PEE YALLEY

BAWUMIA CANNOT TURN FLAGSTAFF HOUSE INTO A MOSQUE – SAM PEE YALLEY. Ghana’s former High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee Yalley has said that Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia cannot transform the Flagstaff House into a mosque. He argued that during the tenure of the late John Evans Atta Mills, the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) accused him of turning the seat of government into a church. The NPP in those days said the then President was to focus on issues of governance instead of inviting pastors for prayer services at the castle. “You remember when Professor Mills was praying in the castle; there were all these hullabaloos that




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KWAME NKRUMAH KILLED DEMOCRACY IN GHANA – FORMER PRESIDENT KUFOUR

KWAME NKRUMAH KILLED DEMOCRACY IN GHANA – FORMER PRESIDENT KUFOUR. Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, plunged the country into chaos and virtually eradicated democracy. Ex-President Kufuor, who was interacting with the leadership of the International Democratic Union (IDU) which paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra on Tuesday said Dr Nkrumah misused Ghana’s resources and plunged the country into poverty. Explaining further, he pointed out that by 1963, “our then President Nkrumah, left of centre politician, moved the country into a one-party state with a lot of intolerance; he built a whole prison just 22 miles of Accra




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THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM IS A UNIFIER, CANNOT TURN THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT INTO ISLAMIC CENTER

THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM IS A UNIFIER, CANNOT TURN THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT INTO ISLAMIC CENTER. The National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu is a nonaligned and uniting force who has worked with all governments of Ghana and all religious groupings on behalf of Muslims since becoming the leader of Muslims in the early eighties. It is known all over that he has worked cordially with former President Jerry John Rawlings from 1993 to 2000, President John Agyekum Kufuor from 2000 to 2008, Late President John Evans Atta Mills from 2008 to 2012, Former President John Mahama from 2012 to 2016 and President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo




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DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED

DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED. British Airways, African Regent Hotel and Royal Senchi Hotel are among some of the top companies to have flouted the laws of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). The companies are among over 100 data collectors published by the Data Protection Commission with the objective of naming and shaming them. The Executive Director of the Data Commission Teki Akuetteh Falconer at a press conference early this month said the commission would follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure their subsequent arraignment. The Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843) mandates all entities whether public, private, local or international




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DR. OPONI’S MOTHER’S TOMB SHOCKS AND SURPRISES

DR. OPONI’S MOTHER’S TOMB SHOCKS AND SURPRISES. The mother of Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of Ghana COCOBOD, was this weekend buried at Babianiha in the Brong Ahafo Region. The tomb of the deceased has generated a lot of comments on social media and other media platforms. The tomb which is in the form of a building was financed by the children of the deceased to honour their mother. The matter has dominated social media discussions throughout the weekend with people expressing different opinions. The woman was a successful cocoa farmer in the Brong Ahafo Region who owned many businesses in the region and beyond. All her children are




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PARLIAMENT APPROVES JUSTICE AKUFFO AS A NEW CHIEF JUSTICE

SWEARING-IN OF CHIEF JUSTICE SOPHIA A.B. AKUFFO (PHOTOS) Parliament has approved Justice Sophia Akuffo as the new Chief Justice. Justice Akuffo’s approval followed a recommendation by the Appointments Committee of Parliament after she was vetted last Friday. Speaking on the floor of Parliament Monday, the First Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Wusu said Justice Akuffo demonstrated a high standard of “competence, integrity, forthrightness and independence, astuteness in depth appreciation of the law, shrewdness and selflessness” during her vetting.The Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu also declared their acceptance of Justice Akuffo saying “we strongly support the president’s nominee and that she is competent to work in that office.”




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WOYOME GRAGS AG TO AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS

WOYOME GRAGS AG TO AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS. Businessman Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome has dragged the Attorney General to the African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, in the matter of the Gh¢51.2million, he owes the state. According to him, he was of the view that the Supreme Court of Ghana violated his human rights when it ruled that he should refund the Gh¢51.2million which he obtained through court processes to the state. In April this year, Mr Woyome initiated a similar action at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), arguing that the judgment debt paid to him by the past




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FROM NOW ON ‘DESK STEALERS’ WILL REGRET LOOTING STATE CASH

FROM NOW ON ‘DESK STEALERS’ WILL REGRET LOOTING STATE CASH. Those of you in Ghana, especially, the up and coming civil and public servants and contractors in Accra and the Regions must be cautious from now on, as you perform your duties. If you are hardworking out there, young or nearing retirement in any government outfit I wish to caution you that any slip in handling your office cash can land you in trouble. Listen to the advice on morality from your Imams, parents and pastors of good standing and with the right character on this issue. Please safeguard your hard earned reputation and family name. Don’t join any small




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