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No Law In Ghana Bars Us From Showing Porn - Ice TV Management

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General Manager of Ice TV, Samuel Owusu Asare says the channel will not kowtow to the petition presented to the National Media Commission (NMC) and Information Ministry by two renowned journalists and stop showing pornography films on their channels.

Speaking to Agyemang Prempeh on GH Entertainment on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the Manager said, he cannot set aside his business plan and serve the interest of the two aggrieved journalists who are not happy about their content. He quizzed how many Ghanaians have complained that they disliked the content on the television station and what study they two conducted to reach their decision to petition the NMC.

"I have insisted that until the NMC gives us a directive on what to do, we will not base on a mere report and stop showing the content." he told Agyemang Prempeh the host when he was asked whether they will continue showing the program.


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Court Remands 14 For Allegedly Vandalizing Somanya Police Station

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The Koforidua Circuit Court has remanded 14 people for allegedly vandalizing the Somanya Police Station on May 29, 2017.

Refusing them bail, the court, presided over by Mrs. Mercy Addei Kotei, remanded them to reappear on June 27, 2017.

The remanded people include the Assembly Member for the Sawer Electoral Area in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality, Ebenezer Jones Adamtey.
The pleas of the accused persons were not taken.

Facts

Adamtey has been charged with causing unlawful damage, demonstrating without recourse to the Public Order Act and provocation of riot, while the 13 others, mostly young people, are charged with conspiracy to commit riot, rioting, rioting with weapons, unlawful assembly and forcible entry.

It will be recalled that on Monday, May 29, 2017, some irate youth of Somanya went on a rampage and vandalized the Somanya Police Station and other property following Adamtey’s arrest.


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IMF Says Ghana at Risk of Debt Distress as Bond Planned

The International Monetary Fund said Ghana remains at a high risk of debt distress as the West African nation plans to clear arrears owed by energy utilities through the sale of a 10 billion cedi ($2.3 billion) local-currency bond.

Ghana and the Washington-based lender are in talks over the terms of a three-year debt-support program that is scheduled to conclude in April 2018 as the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer’s debt rose to 73 percent of gross domestic product at the end of last year. The government said last month that it may issue a bond through a special-purpose vehicle to clear the debts that the state-owned electricity company and petroleum service providers owe to banks and other credit providers.

“The part of the bond used to finance the debt and arrears accumulated by the state-owned enterprises themselves would increase the stock of government debt,” the IMF said Wednesday in an emailed response to questions. “Ghana remains at high risk of debt distress. Continued …

Ghana to Tap Stabilization Fund for Cocoa Pay Next Season

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Ghana will probably start drawing from its stabilization fund to cover cocoa farmers’ pay during the season that starts in October as the second-biggest grower props up local prices in the face of a global slump.
While Ivory Coast, the largest producer, has already slashed the price it pays farmers for the smaller of two annual crops by 36 percent, Ghana’s Cocoa Board so far kept it unchanged and is ruling out any cuts for the upcoming main crop, despite its own mounting debt. The country is hoping that demand in Asia and the Middle East will increase to boost international prices, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Yaw Adu-Ampomah said in an interview.

Cocoa futures in New York have declined about 33 percent in the past year as analysts predict a large global surplus for the season ending in September.

“Right now the stabilization fund is being looked at in case it falls further,” Adu-Ampomah said. The government contributes to the fund during boom years and the money is available to su…

352 Chieftaincy Disputes Remain Unresolved In Ghana

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The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has expressed concern about the high number of unresolved chieftaincy disputes.

He indicated that nationwide there were a total of 352 such disputes.


He said his ministry was eager to deepen the engagement with the relevant stakeholders to amicably settle them to bring enduring peace the affected areas.

Mr. Dzamesi was speaking at the inauguration of the Asuboa Traditional Council at Asuboa in the Asante-Akim South District.

The Asuboa Stool was elevated to paramountcy by the late Asantehene, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, but the opening of the Council to enable it to start exercising its official mandate was held back.

A High Court Judge, Justice Kofi Akrowia, was on hand to perform the ceremony on Wednesday.

The Minister, who was there to witness the event noted that chieftaincy conflicts had unwelcomed consequences for the lives of not only the local people but the entire nation.
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Cpt Mahama’s Lynching: “We Do It Everyday And We Will Continue To Do It” - Otabil

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Pastor Mensa Otabil thinks that the instant justice meted out to Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama which resulted in his lynching is a cultural issue.

According to him, “the only thing is that it happened to somebody with visibility so we are worried but we will go back to the same culture which is the culture of disrespect for life and to rules procedure.”
     style="display:block"      data-ad-client="ca-pub-1348075503032010"      data-ad-slot="6520544089"      data-ad-format="auto"> Speaking at the 4th edition of the Ishmael Yamson and Associates business roundtable Wednesday morning, Pastor Otabil said: “The big news in Ghana is what happened recently to the dear soldier who was lynched.” “But really what happened to him is cultural. It is in our culture; we do it every day and we will continue to do it.”

Pastor Otabil who is the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), said the recent lynching of the army officer w…