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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:25

We Need More Potable Water In Africa

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday called on African leaders to be innovative in providing the water needs of their citizenry as a critical commodity.

Some corrupt Pastors in Ghana are abusing the name of God, former President Jerry Rawlings has said. “Look at the corrupt nonsense that is even happening in the name of God: watch those things just to see how far we are degenerating as a people,” Mr. Rawlings said when the Association of Nurses and Midwives paid a courtesy call on the former first family.

Mr. Rawlings said: “Even characters like Obasanjo of all people, instructed when he was in office that none of these things will be featured on TV unless it could be proven to be scientifically true…otherwise when you show it on TV, you are perpetuating the wrong.

“…Are we crazy as a people?” the former Military leader thundered.

This is not the first time Mr. Rawlings has taken a swipe at Pastors for corrupting the word of God for their selfish purposes.

In November last year, he launched a public attack on Bishop Daniel Obinim and Prophet Nicholas Osei, popularly known as ‘Kumchacha’, for misusing the name of God and exploiting the ignorance of their followers.

According to him, some of the claims often made by Obinim and Kumchacha on TV are not real.

Mr. Rawlings at the time asked managers of TV stations and the media to stop giving airtime to Kumchacha, Founder and Leader of the Heaven's Gate Ministries; and Obinim, Founder of the International Gods Way Church, to deceive the public.

Addressing a durbar to crown the 2014 Amu (brown rice) Festival of the chiefs and people of the Avatime Traditional Area at Avatime Gbadzeme in the Volta Region, Rawlings advised TV stations to rather dedicate the time they give to the two men, to promoting Ghana’s rich culture, traditions and festivals.

“Many too often as we watch our TVs, I don’t think we are putting enough efforts into showcasing some of these cultural traditional festivals – the activities that are going on around the countryside – and yet so much time is spent giving airtime, precious airtime to people like these two prophets I’ve been talking about of late: the one in Tema, called Obinim and the other one called Kumchacha,” he bemoaned.

“…They are so brave in the kind of things they purport, the kind of things they do. Ladies and gentlemen, when people watch things like this, knowing very well that they are not achieving what they claim they are doing, we end up perpetuating the ignorance and the grip of these people on the ignorance of our people,” Rawlings said.

He added: “The misuse of God’s name is the worst form kind of corruption that we can talk about…and we are paying the serious price for it, and we will continue to do so till we wake to the reality of what is scientifically possible, plausible and doable.”
   
Source: The Publisher 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:08

Ghana is moving forward - Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama last Monday stated that Ghana was moving forward, in spite of the economic and power challenges it was currently experiencing.

Katanka Automobiles, manufacturers of made-in-Ghana vehicles will soon present a brand new pick-up truck to the Ghana Police.

Dr Amoako Baah, Head of the Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) says arrogance on the part of the Electoral Commission (EC) is what has caused the loss of GHc130 million to the state.

The Minority in Parliament has refuted an assertion made by President John Mahama in his state of the nation address that his predecessors merely managed the cyclical power crisis without any attempts to find a lasting solution to the problem.

Nana Konadu Agyemang- Rawlings, wife of the founder of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, says she will never renege on her decision of breaking away from the party.

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Prof Emmanuel Martey has said he could fix Ghana’s current energy crisis [dumsor] in three months if he was the President of Ghana.

Monday, 02 March 2015 13:31

Use oil revenue on identifiable projects

A member of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Mr Yaw Owusu Addo, has called on the government to use proceeds from the country’s oil resource on projects that the people can easily identify with.

The running mate for the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has argued that only competence can deliver results and not hope.

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