Swearing in of President elect, John Dramani Mahama underway in Ghana
The swearing in of President elect of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama is underway at the Black Star Square in Accra Ghana as you read this post. The ceremony has been boycotted by the New Patriotic Party who have filed a suit at the Supreme Court contesting the declaration of John Mahama as President. However a former President on the ticket of the NPP, John Agyekum Kufour is there but in the capacity of a Former President and not in the name of the New Patriotic Party.
The Ghana Revenue Authority today held an in-house pre-burial service for the Late President of the republic of Ghana who also served as a Commissioner in its erstwhile Internal Revenue Service. Staff from some of its District offices joined top management staff and colleagues at the Head Office to mourn the departed hero.
Present were the Board Chairman of the Authority Mr. Ernest E. Kwesie, the Commissioner General Mr. George Blankson, his associate Commissioners Mrs. Comfort Boohene-Osafo, Mr. Anthony Minlah and Major General Carl Modey. Also in attendance were his Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners.
Rev. David Okoe and Oduro Yeboah consoled members of staff on the departure of the Commissioner. Delivering his address, the Commissioner General recounted how as a Commissioner the Late President championed various reforms in tax administration. It was also during his tenure that the managerial autonomy of the IRS was crystallized having been moved from the Civil Servi…
Occultism as we all know involves exploration of the supernatural by means of divination, spiritism among others, thus, things not seen by the physical. Gone are the days when the youth especially children did not know what occultism was all about, but, due to the proliferation of foreign movies especially Nigerian films – ‘Karishika’, 'Blood Billionaires', 'Bigger Boys', 'Last Wish', 'Exchange of Power', 'Knight of the Night', 'Last Occult', 'The Wolves' and Ghanaian movies such as; 'Malam Issa', 'Yahoo Yahoo', 'Cafe Guys, 'Ataara', 'Kyeiwaa', 'Otan ne Ahooya' just to mention but a few, such occultist movies make the young ones unduly superstitious and this situation can shatter their sense of logical evaluation of issues. Two out of ten children between the ages of 5-9, three out of ten children between the ages of 10-12 and four out of ten children between the ages of 13-17 know what i…
Ghanaians all over the country are today voting to elect a new President and Parliamentarians to steer the affairs of the country for the next four years. As early as 10pm last night, people had already queued up at the various polling stations anxious to cast their ballot. I woke up this morning and decided to take a walk to some few places to observe what was going on. To my dismay people used all sorts of objects to queue, items like gallons, benches, chairs, stones and buckets were used to stand in for persons yet in bed.
Today being a public holiday, some busy streets in Accra have virtually been deserted as only a few cars were seen around. The Osu Oxford street, one of the busiest street in Ghana was totally empty with no business going on. At the Ministries area, the roads were completely empty-neither humans nor vehicles were in sight. *Giggling* I pray the traffic situation continues till after Christmas.
I took a few pictures for you to see. Do continue reading I will be up…