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Five Reasons Why Black Stars Will Excel At The Qatar World Cup

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The World Cup draw landed Ghana in what can rightly be described as the Group of Death with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, Luis Suarez’s Uruguay and Heung Min Son’s South Korea. For some Ghanaians and football observers, Ghana stands no chance in such a tough group but there are good reasons to believe Ghana can progress out of this group.

The Black Stars of Ghana
  • Black Stars shine brightest when the odds are against them

Ghana come good in the toughest times and groups (remember 2006?) Czech ranked 2nd or 3rd

People talk about how highly ranked the teams in Ghana’s group are (mention their rankings) but they forget about Ghana’s first appearance at the WC in 2006 and how we found ourselves in a group with Czech who were ranked …. at the time and almighty Italy, who in fact, went on to win the trophy.
Against all odds, Ghana managed to progress after beating the Czechs and the Americans.

  • young , hungry and committed
    The core of the current black stars squad is made up of mainly young and hungry players who are determined to make a name for themselves on the biggest stage and this can only bode well for Ghana. The likes of Djiku, Gideon Mensah, Kudus, Kamaldeen, Kyereh, Partey have all shown great commitment to the black stars and they will be itching to prove to the world that Ghana is a force to be reckoned with in football.
  • new, quality additions
    The new additions to the team in the form of the likes of Tariq Lamptey, Inaki Williams and the very likely possibility of Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah together with Callum Hudson-Odoi joining the black stars will further strengthen a team that has already shown resilience to eliminate a quality Nigerian side
  • capable, brave coach (look at subs and tactics against Nigeria)
    The decision to give ex-Dortmund star, Otto Addo the black stars job paid off in a big way with the tactician leading Ghana to eliminate the Super Eagles of Nigeria to seal qualification for the WC in Qatar. Otto addo’s timely decisions and tactical flexibility was what did the trick for Ghana against Nigeria and this is a very important factor for the Black Stars.
  • Seeking to make up for previous disappointment in 2014 and missing out on last WC
Black Stars head coach Otoo Addo

After the disgraceful showing at the WC in 2014 with all the off-field issues and failing to qualify for the next WC in 2018, the WC in Qatar is redemption time for Ghana and team is well aware of this fact. The desire to reclaim Ghana’s good name and prestige on the world stage will serve as great motivation for the team

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5 reasons why Ghana will excel In Qatar

Source: Talking GH

Ghana Must Take Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari to the Qatar World Cup

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With just a little over 4 months to go before the World Cup, Ghana’s chances have been boosted with the addition of quality players like Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams but will this be enough to ensure Ghana impresses and reaches the latter stages of the World Cup or is there more for GFA officials to do?

Sulley Ali Muntari

In order to preparing to attain success, there is always more one can and in Ghana’s case, the inclusion of experienced former Black stars players like the ‘Baby Jet’ Asamoah Gyan, Sulley Ali Muntari and Laryea Kingston could go a long way to helping the Black Stars repeat our historic quarter final appearance or even go further.

There are those who think that someone like Sulley Muntari and even Asamoah Gyan should be part of the players we take to the tournament considering our goal scoring problems but this may be a step too far considering their advanced ages and recent inactivity from competitive action.

Asamoah Gyan

But, we can certainly take our greatly experienced players to Qatar not as players but as part of the team to guide and motivate the relatively young team we have currently.

The fact is that, most of the players who will make the squad for the World Cup in Qatar will have never had the experience of playing in a WC and that can be challenging. And so, having these senior players who have seen it all there with them will certainly go a long way to reassure them and keep them calm.

The likes of Kudus, Kamaldeen, Djiku even Partey have never been on such a big stage and they can be easily shaken by the occasion so having legends like Gyan and Muntari there with them can only serve as a boost and calming influence.

One of the secrets behind the historic AFCON win by Senegal this year was the decision to have Senegalese football legends like Al-Haji Diouf and Khalilou Fadiga stay with the team throughout the tournament to guide and motivate the players.

After the disastrous performance in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and our absence from the 2018 WC in Russia, Ghana cannot afford to fail in this year’s World Cup and the GFA must go all out to ensure the team’s success and bringing likes of Sulley and Asamoah Gyan onboard is definitely one of the best decisions they can make.

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This is why Ghana must take Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan to the World Cup

Source: Talking GH

Global Citizen Festival: Usher, Stormzy, H.E.R. and SZA to perform in Accra

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International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced details of the 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival.

The event will take place across two stages in New York City’s Central Park in the US and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Performers on the Central Park stage will include Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía, while Accra’s Black Star Square will see live performances from acts such as Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and TEMS.

“Decades of systemic and political failures have led humanity into the midst of converging and rapidly deteriorating crises – climate, hunger, health, war and conflict,” says Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans. “The most marginalised populations are paying the price of the stagnant inaction of our leaders, and now millions of lives, and the future of our planet, are at stake.

“We refuse to just stand by and watch! We refuse to accept the starvation of multitudes when solutions are readily at hand. We demand a secure future for girls everywhere. We demand governments keep their promises on climate funding. We demand relief from debts unjustly crushing economies. And we demand action now, while there’s still time to change our collective trajectory.”

First held in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival is the world’s longest-running global campaign calling for an end to extreme poverty.

Tickets to the festivals are free and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting www.globalcitizen.org to take action on the campaign’s issues. For each action taken, users earn points that can be redeemed for tickets to the festivals.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Band Morgan Heritage Announces Their First Full-Scale African Tour!

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Three-time GRAMMY Award-Winning “Reggae Album of The Year” band, Morgan Heritage, has partnered with SubSaharan Africa Live Entertainment mavericks, RAVE, to deliver its first groundbreaking African tour.

Grammy Award-Winning Reggae group Morgan Heritage

The Versatile 3x Grammy Award-winning Reggae group, Morgan Heritage will perform their legendary hits and new material as they embark on their first full-scale African tour. This historic and record-breaking tour titled the “Island Vibes Africa Tour” kicks off on October 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will take the acclaimed performers to several nations across West, Central, East, and Southern Africa over an 8-week period.

The tour produced and managed by RAVE, a Pan-African live events mavericks, and Morgan Heritage’s CTBC Music Group, a GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment company, will be bringing the vibe and verve of the Caribbean to blend perfectly with the celebrated sounds, color, and vibe of each country stop.

Tour dates

Combined with world-class production, seamless electronic ticketing, RFID cashless trade experience, bolstered by comprehensive health and safety protocols for large public events.

Whilst on the road, Morgan Heritage will look to discover, interact, and collaborate with some of the freshest and biggest talents in each country to produce a collaborative album as they immerse themselves into the rich and diverse soundscapes of Africa.

Morgan Heritage commented that: “Africa has always been home to us, which clearly shows in the immense support we have enjoyed over the years from the continent. This tour is our gift to our brothers and sisters at home. We look forward to entertaining every single fan in every country as we continue to strengthen the shared bonds between Africa and the Caribbean.”

Despite the challenges sometimes associated with executing big ticket events across certain parts of the continent, logistics and infrastructure gaps, including varying health and safety guidelines, RAVE’s wealth of experience will help promoters to overcome and navigate any of such complexities to enable them to create epic fan moments

Ruddy Kwakye, Executive Producer for the tour and Chief Executive Officer of RAVE commented “We look to systematize, scale, and sustain the Live Entertainment ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa through, innovative partnership modeling, technology resourcing, and high production values; this tour will allow us to do that and deliver memorable experiences for the fans.”

The mission of the partnership between MorganHeritage and RAVE is to act as the spark and ignition point to bring performers, labels, promoters, and fans together to revive and scale the live touring circuit across the continent.

Source: Muse Africa

Power of the Broom

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Brooms are commonly found and used in our homes and shops. A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of usually stiff fibers attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick.

A Ghanaian broom

They do more than just cleaning. Here are some important information you need to take note of while using it.

(1). Do not use the same broom used in sweeping inside the house sweep outside or vice versa. When you do that, you bring some bad energies from the outside to the inside.

(2). When you use broom to kill wall gecko or spider, do not use it to sweep the inside of the house again. Wall gecko and spider are spiritual agents used as monitoring agents for people.

They carry bad energies with deep spiritual influence.

Once you notice either of these creatures in your room or anywhere in the house, do everything possible to kill it. Don’t let it escape. If it does, it would go and rekindle it’s powers against you. Once you kill it with the broom, throw the broom or burn it.

(3). If you use your broom to remove cobwebs, do not use same broom to sweep the inside of the house again.

Throw it away or burn it. Certain Cobwebs are not ordinary and are spiritual instrument used to block someone’s ways.

It is good you remove cobweb in your house at least, once a week. It sanitizes your house physically and spiritually.

(4). Do not borrow anyone your broom to sweep house or shop. Do not also borrow broom from anyone to do same.

If you borrow someone your broom by whatever circumstance, don’t use it again, otherwise, you bring bad spiritual energies to your domain. Get another one. You don’t know who is who

(5). Always keep your broom standing vertical resting on the wall and not horizontal resting on the floor.

This keeps bad energies away from your house or shop.

(6). If you always have bad dreams or you don’t remember your dreams, always keep your broom standing upside down (as in picture below) at the back of your door before sleeping.

(7). If you eat or sex in dream, always keep your broom under your pillow then sleep.

(8). Whenever you buy new broom and wants to purify it, sprinkle small salt on the floor and use the broom to scatter it, then use it to pack the salt then pour it away..

Source: Bishop Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala

Shatta Wale and Wiyaala to play summerstage festival

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Ghanaian artistes, Shatta Wale and Wiyaala have been confirmed for this year’s edition of SummerStage festivalNew York City’s beloved outdoor performing arts festival, bringing nearly 90 free and benefit shows to Central Park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs.

Wiyaala

Returning with a full season of shows this year, SummerStage will celebrate New York’s revival and the festival’s return to 12 local community parks across the city celebrating culture at a time when neighborhood parks have never been more crucial to the city’s wellbeing. The season will once again showcase established and emerging artists, presenting distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many more.

The multiple award winning Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, and globally acclaimed afropop artiste, Wiyaala, are slated to perform at the Crotona Park on Saturday (Aug. 13th) at 7:00 PM. They are expected to bring their incredible catalog and take audiences on an artistic journey across the world with their highly rated performances.

Shatta Wale

According to the organizers, all performances will be free and open to the public, except for benefit concerts, and select shows will also be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org. A digital season brochure is available now at SummerStage.org.

“We are so happy to be back in local neighborhood parks after a two-year hiatus and to be able to once again build our newly refurbished flagship concert venue in Central Park,” said Heather Lubov, City Parks Foundation’s Executive Director. “Parks have always been neighborhood gathering spaces, but the pandemic brought to light just how absolutely critical parks are to our city’s health. We are thrilled to be able to bring neighbors together in their parks to enjoy a diverse, representative line-up that is reflective of our city’s rich cultural fabric.”

Since its inception, nearly 4 decades ago, SummerStage prides itself on creating a season that brings together compelling artists, diverse music styles and cultural offerings to engage fans from all over the city – and the world – and the 2022 season will continue that legacy.

Source: Ghanaweekend

Kizz Daniel narrates horrible ordeal in Tanzania

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Buga hitmaker Kizz Daniel has apologized to his fans in Tanzania who yearned for but could not see him perform at Summer Amplified Show.

Kizz Daniel

Addressing the press in Dar es Salaam, the musician narrated a series of unfortunate events that led to his late arrival in Tanzania. He also revealed unresolved challenges with the promoters of the event leading to being invited by the police for questioning.

Aside from explaining the horrible ordeal and apologizing to the people, Kizz Daniel also revealed he had resolved to play a free show for the people of Tanzania.

On Monday, August 8, 2022, reports went viral that the organisers of the Summer Amplified Show in Tanzania had caused the arrest of the Buga hitmaker for failing to perform at the well-publicised show on Sunday night.

He was later released after the Chairperson of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, secured a release for the artist.

She confirmed his release on Twitter Monday night saying:

“KD has been released. His legal team will, however, report back to the police tomorrow while he will subsequently return to Nigeria”

Source: Ghanaweb

Julius Nyerere: ‘Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa’

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An extract from a speech given by Tanzania’s founding president, Julius Nyerere (pictured right), in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on 6 March 1997 on how he saw African unity in the 21st century.

Julius Nyerere

For centuries, we had been oppressed and humiliated as Africans. We were hunted and enslaved as Africans, and we were colonised as Africans. The humiliation of Africans became the glorification of others. So we felt our Africanness. We knew that we were one people, and that we had one destiny regardless of the artificial boundaries which colonialists had invented.

Since we were humiliated as Africans, we had to be liberated as Africans. So 40 years ago, we recognised [Ghana’s] independence as the first triumph in Africa’s struggle for freedom and dignity. It was the first success of our demand to be accorded the international respect which is accorded free peoples. Thirty-seven years later – in 1994 – we celebrated our final triumph when apartheid was crushed and Nelson Mandela was installed as the president of South Africa. Africa’s long struggle for freedom was over.

I was a student at Edinburgh University when Kwame Nkrumah was released from prison to be the Leader of Government Business in his first elected government [in 1951]. The deportment of the Gold Coast students changed. The way they carried themselves, the way they talked to us and others, the way they looked at the world at large, changed overnight. They even looked different. They were not arrogant, they were not overbearing, they were not aloof, but they were proud, already they felt and they exuded that quiet pride of self-confidence of freedom without which humanity is incomplete.

And so six years later, when the Gold Coast became independent, Kwame Nkrumah invited us – the leaders of the various liberation movements in Africa – to come and celebrate with Ghana. I was among the many invitees. Then Nkrumah made the famous declaration that Ghana’s independence was meaningless unless the whole of Africa was liberated from colonial rule.

Kwame Nkrumah went into action almost immediately. In the following year, he called the liberation movements to Ghana to discuss the common strategy for the liberation of the continent from colonialism. In preparation for the African People’s Conference, those of us in East and Central Africa met in Mwanza in Tanganyika to discuss our possible contribution to the forthcoming conference. That conference lit the liberation torch throughout colonial Africa.

Attempts at unity

Another five years later, in May 1963, 32 independent African states met in Addis Ababa, founded the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), and established the Liberation Committee of the new organisation, charging it with the duty of coordinating the liberation struggle in those parts of Africa still under colonial rule.

The following year, 1964, the OAU met in Cairo [Egypt]. The Cairo Summit is remembered mainly for the declaration of the heads of state of independent Africa to respect the borders inherited from colonialism. The principle of non-interference in internal affairs of member states of the OAU had been enshrined in the Charter itself. Respect for the borders inherited from colonialism comes from the Cairo Declaration of 1964.

In 1965, the OAU met in Accra [Ghana]. That summit is not well remembered as the founding summit in 1963 or the Cairo Summit of 1964. The fact that Nkrumah did not last long as head of state of Ghana after that summit may have contributed to the comparative obscurity of that important summit.

But I want to suggest that the reason why we do not talk much about [the 1965] summit is probably psychological: it was a failure. That failure still haunts us today. The founding fathers of the OAU had set themselves two major objectives: the total liberation of our continent from colonialism and settler minorities, and the unity of Africa. The first objective was expressed through immediate establishment of the Liberation Committee by the founding summit [of 1963].

The second objective was expressed in the name of the organisation – the Organisation of African Unity.
Critics could say that the [OAU] Charter itself, with its great emphasis on the sovereign independence of each member state, combined with the Cairo Declaration on the sanctity of the inherited borders, make it look like the “Organisation of African Disunity”. But that would be carrying criticism too far and ignoring the objective reasons which led to the principles of non-interference in the Cairo Declaration.

What the founding fathers – certainly a hardcore of them – had in mind was a genuine desire to move Africa towards greater unity. We loathed balkanisation of the continent into small unviable states, most of which had borders which did not make ethnic or geographical sense.

The Cairo Declaration was promoted by a profound realisation of the absurdity of those borders. It was quite clear that some adventurers would try to change those borders by force of arms. Indeed, it was already happening. Ethiopia and Somalia were at war over inherited borders.
Nkrumah was opposed to balkanisation as much as he was opposed to colonialism in Africa. To him and to a number of us, the two – balkanisation and colonialism – were twins. Genuine liberation of Africa had to attack both twins. A struggle against colonialism must go hand in hand with a struggle against the balkanisation of Africa.

Kwame Nkrumah was the great crusader of African unity. He wanted the Accra Summit of 1965 to establish a union government for the whole of independent Africa. But we failed. The one minor reason is that Kwame, like all great believers, underestimated the degree of suspicion and animosity which his crusading passion had created among a substantial number of his fellow heads of state. The major reason was linked to the first: already too many of us had a vested interest in keeping Africa divided.

Prior to the independence of Tanganyika, I had been advocating that East African countries should federate and then achieve independence as a single political unit. I had said publicly that I was willing to delay Tanganyika’s independence in order to enable all the three mainland countries to achieve their independence together as a single federated state. I made the suggestion because of my fear – proved correct by later events – that it would be very difficult to unite our countries if we let them achieve independence separately.

Once you multiply national anthems, national flags and national passports, seats of the United Nations, and individuals entitled to a 21-gun salute, not to speak of a host of ministers, prime ministers and envoys, you would have a whole army of powerful people with vested interests in keeping Africa balkanised. That was what Nkrumah encountered in 1965.

After the failure to establish the union government at the Accra Summit, I heard one head of state express with relief that he was happy to be returning home to his country still head of state.

To this day, I cannot tell whether he was serious or joking. But he may well have been serious, because Kwame Nkrumah was very serious and the fear of a number of us to lose our precious status was quite palpable. But I never believed that the 1965 Accra Summit would have established a union government for Africa. When I say that we failed, that is not what I mean; for that clearly was an unrealistic objective for a single summit.

What I mean is that we did not even discuss a mechanism for pursuing the objective of a politically united Africa. We had a Liberation Committee already. We should have at least had a Unity Committee or undertaken to establish one. We did not. And after Kwame Nkrumah was removed from the African scene, nobody took up the challenge again.

Confession and plea

So my remaining remarks have a confession and a plea. The confession is that we of the first generation leaders of independent Africa have not pursued the objective of African unity with the vigour, commitment and sincerity that it deserved.

Yet that does not mean that unity is now irrelevant. Does the experience of the last three or four decades of Africa’s independence dispel the need for African unity?
With our success in the liberation struggle, Africa today has 53 independent states, 21 more than those which met in Addis Ababa in May 1963.

[Editor: With South Sudan’s independence in 2011, Africa now has 54 independent states].

If numbers were horses, Africa today would be riding high! Africa would be the strongest continent in the world, for it occupies more seats in the UN General Assembly than any other continent.

Yet the reality is that ours is the poorest and weakest continent in the world. And our weakness is pathetic. Unity will not end our weakness, but until we unite, we cannot even begin to end that weakness.  So this is my plea to the new generation of African leaders and African peoples: work for unity with the firm conviction that without unity, there is no future for Africa. That is, of course, assuming that we still want to have a place under the sun.

I reject the glorification of the nation-state [that] we inherited from colonialism, and the artificial nations we are trying to forge from that inheritance. We are all Africans trying very hard to be Ghanaians or Tanzanians. Fortunately for Africa, we have not been completely successful. The outside world hardly recognises our Ghanaian-ness or Tanzanian-ness. What the outside world recognises about us is our African-ness.

Hitler was a German, Mussolini was an Italian, Franco was a Spaniard, Salazar was Portuguese, Stalin was a Russian or a Georgian. Nobody expected Churchill to be ashamed of Hitler. He was probably ashamed of Chamberlain. Nobody expected Charles de Gaulle to be ashamed of Hitler, he was probably ashamed of the complicity of Vichy. It is the Germans and Italians and Spaniards and Portuguese who feel uneasy about those dictators in their respective countries.

Not so in Africa. Idi Amin was in Uganda but of Africa. Jean Bokassa was in Central Africa but of Africa. Some of the dictators are still alive in their respective countries, but they are all of Africa. They are all Africans, and all perceived by the outside world as Africans. 

When I travel outside Africa, the description of me as a former president of Tanzania is a fleeting affair. It does not stick. Apart from the ignorant who sometimes asked me whether Tanzania was in Johannesburg, even to those who knew better, what stuck in the minds of my hosts was the fact of my African-ness.

So I had to answer questions about the atrocities of the Amins and Bokassas of Africa. Mrs [Indira] Ghandi [the former Indian prime minister] did not have to answer questions about the atrocities of the Marcosses of Asia. Nor does Fidel Castro have to answer questions about the atrocities of the Somozas of Latin America.

But when I travel or meet foreigners, I have to answer questions about Somalia, Liberia, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire, as in the past I used to answer questions about Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia or South Africa.

And the way I was perceived is the way most of my fellow heads of state were perceived. And that is the way you [the people of Africa] are all being perceived. So accepting the fact that we are Africans, gives you a much more worthwhile challenge than the current desperate attempts to fossilise Africa into the wounds inflicted upon it by the vultures of imperialism. Do not be proud of your shame. Reject the return to the tribe, there is richness of culture out there which we must do everything we can to preserve and share.

But it is utter madness to think that if these artificial, unviable states which we are trying to create are broken up into tribal components and we turn those into nation-states, we might save ourselves. That kind of political and social atavism spells catastrophe for Africa. It would be the end of any kind of genuine development for Africa. It would fossilise Africa into a worse state than the one in which we are.

The future of Africa, the modernisation of Africa that has a place in the 21st century is linked with its decolonisation and detribalisation. Tribal atavism would be giving up any hope for Africa. And of all the sins that Africa can commit, the sin of despair would be the most unforgivable. Reject the nonsense of dividing the African peoples into Anglophones, Francophones, and Lusophones. This attempt to divide our peoples according to the language of their former colonial masters must be rejected with the firmness and utter contempt that it richly deserves.

The natural owners of those wonderful languages are busy building a united Europe. But Europe is strong even without unity. Europe has less need of unity and the strength that comes from unity in Africa. A new generation of self-respecting Africans should spit in the face of anybody who suggests that our continent should remain divided and fossilised in the shame of colonialism, in order to satisfy the national pride of our former colonial masters.

Africa must unite! That was the title of one of Kwame Nkrumah’s books. That call is more urgent today than ever before. Together, we, the peoples of Africa will be incomparably stronger internationally than we are now with our multiplicity of unviable states. The needs of our separate countries can be, and are being, ignored by the rich and powerful. The result is that Africa is marginalised when international decisions affecting our vital interests are made.

Unity will not make us rich, but it can make it difficult for Africa and the African peoples to be disregarded and humiliated. And it will, therefore, increase the effectiveness of the decisions we make and try to implement for our development. My generation led Africa to political freedom. The current generation of leaders and peoples of Africa must pick up the flickering torch of African freedom, refuel it with their enthusiasm and determination, and carry it forward.

Source: New Africa Magazine

Chenku Saturdays Experience and all you need to know about Chenku Waterfall

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I am Fredrick Kofi Deladem Dro, lead tour curator at Ghana is Beautiful, a domestic tour organizing group. Together with the team, we organize one of the most exciting experiences at the only waterfall in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana as one of our signature trips.

Fredrick Kofi Deladem Dro, lead tour curator at Ghana is Beautiful

The birth is Chenku Saturdays Experience is one I will describe as fluky. I was with tourism guru, Pajohn Bentsifi Dadson on one of his WangoWango trips when I discovered this beautiful fall.

After some months, I joined forces with my friends to go and check it out and there, we planned on having that experience very often. We agreed on every last Saturday of each month and boom! Here we are today.

We have made the place popular and have attracted more tourists and also some creative people who shoot their music videos and photos at the falls. Including Ghanaian musicians Stonebwoy and Kwami Eugene.

Stonebwoy at Chenku Waterfall

On our Chenku Saturdays Experience, we mostly carry the kitchen along where we prepare meals in the forest and have a feast. Swimming is just one of the activities on our itinerary.

Swimming is just one of the fun activities on the itinerary

After years of doing this, we have successfully had kenkey parties, fufu party, music and dance parties and recently had a paint and sip edition. We even took the massage table and some masseurs to treat patrons of our experience to some good body massage.

A meal prepared at Chenku Waterfall

Chenku Waterfall is located in the Dodowa forest and happens to be the only waterfall in the Greater Accra Region.

The waterfall, also called Wuruduwurudu Fall is about 39km from the capital city of Accra on the Madina-Somanya road.

Chenku Waterfall drops from a height of about 250 feet, running on stratified rocks into a cool, clean and clear pool and runs into the sea. One of the most iconic features of this fall are the huge rocks gathered there.

These beautiful rock forms wall with little caves under. The biggest among these rocks wall displays vividly the principle of syncline/anticline folds that indicates the massive forces that twisted the rocks during their formative years.

Direction to Chenku Waterfall

Whether driving or in a public transport, alight or take a left turn from the Dodowa junction.

The first significant thing is the Dodowa Forest, the battlefield of the Katamanso war fought in 1826.

Then, the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs which was built by Governor Guggisberg. Take another left turn unto the Chenku road where there is about 30 minutes walk to the actual falls.

Some Do’s and Dont’s at Chenku Waterfall

Chenku Waterfall serves as a source of drinking water for some inhabitants there so, dumping of refuse and other unhealthy chemicals are highly prohibited.

A female menstruating is also forbidden to get into the pool gathered under the falls. This they say is for both spiritual and logical reasons.

During heavy rains, it is not advisable to stay at the falls. Branches of tress and rocks are sometimes fall and might pose great danger.

Rocks in the pool of water sometimes get slippery and must be stepped on with caution.

Drinking and eating close to the streams and the pool gathered under the falls is highly prohibited.

Aside these few don’t, the falls is a very calm and secured place to hang around with friends and family.

Source: Fredrick Kofi Deladem Dro (Talking GH)

Heads must roll – Ex-Sports Minister on 4×100 relay team disqualification

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Former Youth and Sports Minister Rashid Pelpuo says the officials of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) should not be forgiven over the disqualification of Ghana’s men’s 4×100-meter relay team from the final in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Ghana’s men’s 4×100 team

The former Minister explained that what transpired was an indication that the coaches do not deserve to serve as national coaches for a national team and, therefore, they should be sacked.

The Ghana Athletics Association has rendered an unqualified apology to Ghanaians, saying it was a “technical oversight” that led to the team’s disqualification from the final of the 4x100m relay.

Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Barnabas Ageh, and Abdul Rasheed Saminu finished third in the semi-final and earned automatic qualification with a time of 39.05 seconds.

However, they were disqualified after organizers said Ghana did not list Abdul Rasheed Saminu as the anchor leg runner, but rather Joseph Paul Amoah, who did not partake in the race.

The Association had decided to withdraw Amoah from the relay heats to enable him prepare for the 200m final, which took place on Saturday evening and resulting in bonze for the 25-year-old.

The rule requires that any changes to a team’s line-up must be confirmed at least one hour before the race but Ghana failed to notify organizers of their change, resulting in disqualification.

Reacting to the development on 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo, who is also the Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency in the Upper West Region, said “this is terrible news for Ghana”.

“This is a mistake that cannot be forgiven at all because it is very very fundamental that you present the names ahead,” he said on Monday.

“You need to be clear who the teams are, at least, an hour before the race and they should be medically fit. One wonders exactly what they did.”

The former Minister said “it gives an impression that he is not properly fit to be a national coach”.

“It is something that disturbs us. Authorities should not be forgiven; heads must roll because it is a disturbing phenomenal.”

Dr. Rashid Pelpuo explained that “I think some heads should roll unless the coach has something meaningful to explain to Ghanaians”.

“When they come, there should be a thorough examination on what happened because we are worried that our coach doesn’t have the qualities to handle a national team. When people are forgiven for crimes or their inability to do the right thing…we see it as a normal life in Ghana and it shows that they can always do the wrongs and go scot free but when heads roll, it serves as a deterrent to others”.

Source: 3News