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Nasty C endorses Ghana’s rising star Kelvin Broni. Budding Ghanaian singer, Kelvin Broni has grabbed the attention of another music icon. The ‘Ekomedeme’ singer has been making waves in the music scene after Ghana’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie, jumped on the remix of his ‘Ekomedeme’ track.

Kelvin Broni has also won the heart of Barcelona FC player, Memphis Depay, who expressed in a doing a song with him. The latest star to bless the craft of Kelvin Broni is South African heavyweight rapper, Nasty C.

In a video seen by pulse.com.gh, Nasty C could be heard saying talented young acts like Kelvin Broni deserve the space to shine.

“Yo big shoutouts to Broni merh, let the Young King shine,” he said in the video below that had Kelvin Broni’s latest single ‘Free’ playing in the background. Kelvin Broni shared the video on his Instagram to say that “Big Up my brother @nasty_csa, love forever”.

Kelvin Broni was thrown in the spotlight after he featured in the popular music film ‘Purple’ by Prince Dovlo, as the lead character. Nasty C endorses Ghana’s rising star Kelvin Broni.

Gifty Anti involved in an accident. Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster and an advocate of women’s rights, Gifty Anti has been involved in an accident with her child, Nyame Animuonyam. The incident happened on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, where another driver hit the back of her vehicle.

Gifty Anti shared the sad incident on her official Facebook page, where she asked for prayers from Ghanaians and her loved ones. “A car just hit my back badly!! HRH is traumatised, and the back of head hurts terribly !! Say a prayer for us.”

Gifty Anti followed with an update on her health and the fact that the driver agreed to repair her damaged vehicle.

“Good morning, my dear ones,

I am sure you know that everything that happens to me, whether good or bad, I try to find a way to use it to inspire you!!

A lot has happened to me in the past 72 hours that has threatened to shake my ‘world’!! Yesterday was like a ‘climax’.

But, I remain unshaken because I believe God revealed things…., He allowed me to see certain things for my good and the good of those who look up to me!

‘Strange’ things happen around these times. Unexplained circumstances! Keep praying and remain vigilant!!

The driver of the car that slammed into my car, was very reasonable and agreed to take care of the damage caused to the car.

In his words, ‘he doesn’t know what happened. He says he remembers seeing my brake light, and the next thing was a ‘bang’ into my car!! I am shaken a bit, I must admit! But I am convinced that God has got me and my little girl covered and will not let harm come our way!!

We are ok now, and I am monitoring HRH as the Dr recommended. But I believe she is fine in Jesus name. She actually says she will make chicken soup for me. Please, please, Let’s watch out for each other, especially as drivers, passengers and pedestrians on the road. God bless us all,” she wrote.

E-levy: Akuffo Addo Breaks His Promise Of Not Taxing The Poor. The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, yesterday, presented the 2022 Financial Statement and Budget to Parliament in Accra. Mr. Ofori-Atta outlined numerous interventions and policies the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has engaged in since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He announced the major policy shift of discontinuing the collection of road tolls on public roads and bridges across the country.

But, significantly among all of the government’s intended revenue collection and expenditure in 2022 is the introduction of the electronic levy. He indicated that the government has decided to place a levy on all electronic transactions to widen the tax net and rope in the informal sector.

The E-Levy covers electronic transactions, including mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments and inward remittances and the 1.75% to be charged will be borne by the sender except inward remittances, which will be borne by the recipient.

He further stated that the levy, which is supposed to take effect next year January after Parliament approves the budget will be used to support entrepreneurship, and ensure youth employment. This new policy totally shifts from the stance of this government prior to the 2020 general elections.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in an interview on Accra based Peace FM in August 2020 clearly stated that taxing electronic transactions will be crude on poor people. He argued the popular mobile money (MoMo) ecosystem and by extension, electronic transactions comprise a lot of poor people therefore taxing it won’t be prudent.

“I don’t think Mobile Money should be taxed because most of the people who use the service are poor people so if you put more taxes on it they will suffer”, he said. “I don’t think Mobile Money should be taxed because most of the people who use the service are poor people so if you put more taxes on it they will suffer,” he stated.

For many experts, much as this levy is a total u-turn on Dr. Bawumia’s earlier promise; it also defeats the digital economy agenda by the government. Speaking to the media after the budget presentation, the Minority spokesperson on Finance, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson said the tax introduced will worsen the hardships faced by Ghanaians.

“We are hearing that they are going to introduce electronic transaction levy which is going to affect mobile money transaction and bank transfers as well as remittances…We think this is not acceptable and we will advise ourselves when the time comes.”

“Let me also say that we have seen a 15% increase in all government fees and charges and we think that it is a bit too much and that the government may need to think about it. These new tax measures will bring great suffering to Ghanaians who have already been choked with taxes.

The electronic transaction levy will not only worsen the hardships but will significantly compromise inward remittance which is relied upon heavily by many Ghanaians. We wish to vigorously assure the people of Ghana that we will oppose the killer taxes and we will ensure that any one of them that will affect the lifestyle of Ghanaians will be rejected,” Dr Forson explained.

But according to the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Charles Adu-Boahen, the introduction of the e-levy is not to burden the poor. He argued that this move will increase government revenue in order to fulfil its infrastructure obligations. “A lot of thought was put into trying to find a solution where we could share the burden,” he said.

“We have to provide roads and roads are something everybody wants… roads are not only for people to move but also to evacuate produce,” the Minister of State explained further.

Under the E-levy, transactions covering mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances will have the levy imposed on them. The levy will be paid by the sender, but be waived for transactions that amount to GHS 100 or less in a day. E-levy: Akuffo Addo Breaks His Promise Of Not Taxing The Poor

‘I’m sad road toll is abolished’ – Kwabena Kwabena. Ghanaian highlife singer Kwabena Kwabena has expressed his disappointment over the suspension of road and bridge tolls across the country. Speaking on Accra Fm with Nana Romeo monitored by this portal, Kwabena Kwabena says the move extremely saddens him.

In the 2022 budget statement read in Parliament on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the government directed that all road tolls be suspended. Kwabena Kwabena believes the roads on which tolls are collected, especially the Accra- Tema motorway, should not be in a bad state after many years of collecting taxes.

“ I’m sad; the reason is that my question is that, especially with the Tema motorway. After collecting tolls over the years, what else has the money collected on that stretch been used for? Because that stretch generates that fund. So that stretch should have been the last to suffer. I’m not bragging,” he said.

Ghanaians using the roads woke up to the toll-free directive by the government. The usual toll points in the country have all been abandoned.

Hawkers along these stretches are complaining bitterly about the directive because they were not informed and will affect their businesses.

Meanwhile, the speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has directed the Minister of Roads to reverse the decision to suspend tolls because the law-making chamber did not approve it. Alban Bagbin disclosed that the directive was not constitutional, and the minister should honourably reverse the decision.

Government Will Start Dealing With Youths Engaging In Sports Betting – MP Hints. The Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr Stephen Amoah has announced that plans are far advanced to deal with young men who are below 18 years undertaking betting activities.

According to the legislator, by-law has been drafted to that effect and will soon commence by assembly authorities. He said the move is part of steps to clamp down on criminal activities in the Constituency especially reducing crime among young people.

Dr Stephen Amoah believes many children sometimes steal from their parents to get money in order to engage in betting. Speaking on Abusua FM, the MP further revealed that apart from restraining children from indulging in betting activities, the assembly will also ensure that minors are restricted from buying alcoholic drinks and other hard substances.

He noted “What we are going to do now in Nhyieaso is that children below 18 years will be arrested at betting organizations if they engage in betting, we will also arrest children possessing or buying alcohol and other hard substances. We will arrest them even when they are sent by their parents.

“And one important strategy we are going to deploy is by telling children to always show their ID cards when engaging in any of these, if they’re below 18 we will arrest them as done elsewhere”,
the MP said this on ‘Abusua Nkomo’ on Kumasi-based Abusua FM.

“The time children will say Manchester United will score Chelsea, Chelsea will score Liverpool, I will win this bet today, then we are there to arrest them” he added. Government Will Start Dealing With Youths Engaging In Sports Betting – MP Hints.

If Your Husband Cheats On You Cheat Back – Princess Shyngle. Single and searching Princess Shyngle has turned into a marriage counsellor for married women. The Gambian actress was talking about the rate of divorce. According to Princess Shyngle, the rate at which marriages hit the rocks because of unfaithful husbands will reduce when women return the favour.

The curvy socialite who has relocated from Ghana to the U.S for the past few years now, took to social media to drop this piece of advice. “If married women also cheat anytime they catch their husband’s cheating, I promise you married men will start thinking twice before cheating on their wives. The rate of divorce will reduce,” she wrote.

In the post below, she continued that “my little advice to all married women, if they cheat also cheat back. They will start behaving Dear future hubby I hope you’re reading this Have a blessed week y’all”. The controversial actress is currently single as she claims that her two marriages all broke down within two years.

She broke up with her then-fiancé, Frederic Badji, and moved on to marry another man, Bala-Gaye, in January 2021. Three months after announcing her second alleged marriage, she came back with news on April 10th 2021 that she has divorced him over domestic abuse. If Your Husband Cheats On You Cheat Back – Princess Shyngle.

Pastor Denounces God And Becomes A Fetish Priest After 30 Years. A 58-year-old man of God who denounced his Christian faith to become an idol worshiper revealed what happened to him.

According to him, he wasted 30 years of his life serving a God he is not sure he exists.

The Osun State-born man, formerly known as Pastor Adebayo Adekunle, but now prefers to be called Ifabayo Adekunle, narrated how he was frustrated to the point of almost taking his life as he did not know the direction his life was taking.

Ifabayo Adekunle who was the founder of a white garment church before he decided to denounce his Christian faith and embrace the religion of his fore-fathers, said he was worshiping an unknown God, calling on unknown angels who did not contribute anything positive to his life.

He said that whenever he prayed, he did not know if the prayers crossed the roof of his house because he did not even know what or who he was praying for.

He wrote;
“I really wasted 30 years of my life worshiping a God whose existence still remains a mystery to me and many people.

I was born into a lineage of Ifa worshipers but very early in life, I was converted and I gave my life to Christ, though I did not know what it was all about. I left home to live with the pastor of a white garment church where I trained to become a pastor myself. I lived and trained with the man for 12 years before I was ordained a pastor and I opened my own church.

For the next 13 years, I laboured to make the church grow but there was nothing to show for it because I never had more than 20 members at a time. I kept praying to a God I did not know, called on angels I did not know of their existence and called on a Jesus who never answered me. I did not know if my prayers even went beyond the ceiling or roof of my house because most times, I did not even know what or whom I was praying to.

I read the Bible several times but nothing made any sense to me because, to me, it was just a recording of historical events that did not tell me anything new. I lived from hand to mouth and could hardly feed my family because I tried to dedicate myself to a God who did not care about me.

I fasted for several years but nothing worked for me. I used to envy the so called pastor with big churches and large congregations and I wondered how they did it.

But now that I have gone back to Ifa, I know that many of them patronize Ifa priests and other native doctors they condemn.

They would sneak into the shrines of these Ifa priests at night to seek for charms to perform miracles but in the day, they will turn around to condemn them. I have had some of them come to me to seek for power and I may be forced to name them if they should dare me. Some of them are the biggest pastors in this state and even beyond.

They would come to beg me to prepare charms for them to perform miracles or to get members and I do this for them because I know how hard it takes to build a church.

The 30 years I worked in the vineyard, as they would call it, were wasted years for me because I ended up with nothing. But in the few years I have been serving Ifa, I have been able to build a befitting house for my family, bought three cars and send my children to good schools.

These were things I could not do as a pastor. People used to mock me then but now, no can try that with me. I learnt my lessons the hard way.” Pastor Denounces God And Becomes A Fetish Priest After 30 Years.

Some colleagues are using Juju on me – AK Songstress. Ghana’s female dancehall artist, AK Songstress has confirmed the use of Black Magic or better still Juju in our showbiz industry as she is a victim of the anomaly. According to AK Songstress, she has been facing spiritual attacks since her most recent song, Jonathan, which she published approximately a month ago, received international acclaim.

“I recall hearing similar allegations, but neither my colleagues nor I took them seriously. We assumed it was just another one of the many stories we hear, but based on what I’ve seen, it appears to be true. People are performing stuff and transporting people to various locations. I was battling s#x for partnerships without realizing there was a broader battle going on.”

“I haven’t been feeling well since this song gained so much attention. It has a lot of views on social media platforms; on Tik Tok, we have approximately 20 million views, and the amount of people that use there for their skits is just encouraging, and just as I get there, it’s one disease after another, and it’s not normal.”

“I know you’re going to ask why I believe it’s spiritual, but I’d rather keep it to myself.” In a phone discussion with Graphic Showbiz, she remarked, “I’d prefer to keep where I went, who said what, and so on to myself, but one thing I know for sure is that there is juju in the system.”

AK Songstress born Akosua Kwakye is a young talented dancehall artiste from the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She grew up with her grandmother and two siblings. Akosua realized her passion for acting and music at a very tender age. She took part in several singing activities in school. Some colleagues are using Juju on me – AK Songstress.

Cecilia Marfo reacts to those mocking her over her ‘Whatshawasay’ video. Cecilia Marfo has broken her silence for the first time after she went viral over the English song she was heard singing in a video that has become everybody’s favourite. As usual, it was expected of Cecilia Marfo to respond to the trolls days after the video went viral but she kept her cool until yesterday when she spoke about it for the first time.

Speaking on Adom Tv’s ‘Ahosepe Xtra’, she did not expect the video to trend owing to the fact that she has appeared in several videos singing. She said the trend was God’s way of getting her into the limelight again following her zeal to do the things of God.

The “Afunu Mu” Ba hitmaker said she was very happy that she was in many discussions online and channelled all her thanks to God for making it happen. She said everyone was playing the song or dancing to it and it made her quite happy that she has been able to touch lives albeit with the wrong lyrics of a gospel song.

Video below; Cecilia Marfo reacts to those mocking her over her ‘Whatshawasay’ video.

Agric Minister dismisses claims of food prices increase. Ghana’s Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, says the claims that food prices are rising is false and misleading. According to the Minister, data being compiled by the ministry on food prices do not support such claims.

“That is a wrong perception. The statistics that we compiled in this ministry do not support that,” he said while speaking to the media in Accra over the weekend. He opined that food prices are rather dropping, according to the ministry’s data and statistics.

“… The naysayers, including the former president [John Mahama] were saying there is going to be famine, but in fact we are on the cusp of a major boom in food production. To the extent that, if you monitor the Tamale market for instance, prices are tumbling and we are still at the beginning of the harvest,” he added.

The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) has warned Ghanaians to brace themselves for increments in food prices in the country.

In an interview with 3FM, General Secretary of GAWU, Edward Kareweh, said Ghana is in a harvest season but food prices are high on the market.

Meanwhile, in August 2021, food and non-alcoholic beverage inflation rate in Ghana increased by 10.9 percent over the same month in 2020. The year-on-year rate in August 2021 was 1.4 percentage point lower compared to the previous month which stood at 9.5 percent. Agric Minister dismisses claims of food prices increase.