The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin , is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday, November 27 “to undergo a medical review”.
A fax message sighted by 3news.com
lists the wife of the Speaker, Mrs Alice Adjua Yornas, Head of the Parliamentary Clinic Dr Prince Pambo, and his Special Aide, Justice Norvor, as part of his delegation.
The fax to the Head of Mission of the Ghana Embassy in UAE said: “Mr Speaker and his delegation will depart Accra on Saturday, 27th November 2021 at 18.50 hours and arrive in Dubai at 6.20 hours on flight EK788 the next day.”
Friday’s #FixTheCountry protesters went on a collision course with personnel of the Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service after they were refused entry into Parliament. The protesters were seeking to enter Parliament to present their petition to leadership of the House.
But the police stopped the scores from entering the legislature by giving only a quota of 10.
This appeared not to have gone down well with organisers who wanted dozens to enter Parliament to present the petition.
“We are resolving with the followers that only 10 people will be allowed in to present the petition,” the President of the Unemployed Graduates Network, Selorm Kwame Dzramado, who joined the protest, told TV3 ‘s Joseph Armstrong Gold-Alorgbey. He described the exercise as having been successful “because the message we are carrying out to Parliament today, the leadership of the House humbly came to this place to meet us”.
The demonstration is calling for a total rejection of the 2022 budget as presented by Minister of Finance Kenneth Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, November 17.
“We describe the taxes as ‘killer taxes’,” Mr Dzramado said. “If those taxes are approved by Parliament today, most Ghanaians will be extinct.”
Meanwhile, the Eighth Parliament is set to approve the budget on Friday, November 26 amid intense disagreement between the Majority and the Minority.
While the Majority thinks the budget will save the country from the ravages of the Covid-induced economic shocks, little wonder the naming it ‘Agyenkwa Budget’, the Minority thinks some of the policies are “draconian”.
“We want Parliament to reject the budget in its entirety. It should be sent back to the Executive capturing our revulsion and capturing our concerns,” the #FixTheCountry protester said.
Kwabena Kwabena once said he is scared of marriage but has now made a sharp u-turn.
Kwabena Kwabena The Ghanaian Highlife singer was speaking about marriage and relationships and disclosed that he is ready to marry again despite failing with his two previous marriages. “I have not given up on love or marriage, I will marry again,” he said.
In a recent with Kofi Adoma Nwawanii, he continued that “the fact that it didn’t work out doesn’t mean I should close my mind to it, of course not, I will marry again”
Nigerian singer, Davido is having a time of life in Accra, Ghana as he cools off in the country following his birthday celebration in Dubai. Recall that Davido touched down in the country a few days ago and he had a rousing welcome from his Ghanaian fan who trooped to the airport to welcome him.
He is going about the life in Accra as he had to resort to motorbike also known as Okada with his crew to convey them around. It is not clear if Davido was just catching a cruise or he used the okada due to the terrible traffic situation in Accra.
Taking to his Insta stories, he shared videos of himself and his crew riding motorcycles.
Meanwhile, The Grammy Academy has opened up on the reason Wizkid‘s Essence was not nominated for the Grammy for Record of the Year category.
Harvey Mason, the Grammy CEO, was recently asked why Essence was not nominated for a Record of the Year award in a recent interview with Billboard.
For the very first time in 27 years, the Grammy nominees are determined solely by the voting members of the Grammy committee, with no input from the review committee.
Wizkid received two nominations for Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance, and the CEO was questioned if he was satisfied with the voting committee’s capacity to deliver without monitoring.
The Grammy CEO said;
I wasn’t nervous. I felt like we’d done a lot of important work on our membership. We’ve done a lot of outreach into different communities that we felt were maybe underrepresented in our voting membership. … So I felt like the timing was right for our membership to be able to directly decide who the nominees were. That’s why we felt good with removing the nominations review committees at the time that we did it.