Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Abuakwa North MP stabbed to death

Joseph Boakye Danquah

Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, has been stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.

It is not clear whether the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator was killed by armed robbers or a hitman but police have begun investigation in earnest.

Greater Accra Region Police Commander COP George Dampare confirmed the killing of the MP to Joy News Tuesday morning.

Police have been collectng evidence and examining the MP's body.

Joy News' Derrick Ekwow Sam has been to the late MP's residence and reports family members have been grief-striken by the murder of Mr Adu.

JB Dankwa Adu was born on July 2, 1965 and was married with two children.

In 2010, he was deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, and won Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith.

He was a 19-member Special Budget Committee chaired by the Majority Leader.

The Committee considers the budget of Parliament and other constitutionally independent bodies, including, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Media Commission (NMC), the Electoral Commission (EC), and National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE)

In August 26 2010, his girlfriend, Narteley Nettey Yirenkyiwaa, a-24-year-old allegedly conspired with two men, Charles Antwi and Nana Yaw Ampong, to rob the MP at the lady’s East Legon apartment.

According to the police, on the morning of August 26, Ms Yirenkyiwaa called JB, her estranged boyfriend, to meet her at Protea Hotel.

When they met, she asked for financial help from him and they agreed to meet later at her house.

When JB got to her house, he met Yirenkyiwaa outside, who took him into the house. They then proceeded to her bedroom where she undressed him.

State Prosecutors said after this, Antwi and Ampong came out of the bathroom where they were hiding and started taking photographs.

They also attacked JB with a knife and took away his pair of trousers which contained GH¢1000. 00.

The three had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ghana is a beautiful country- Pastor Chris



Pastor Chris 

At the Night Of Bliss Accra 2016 GHANA on the 5th FEBRUARY, 2016. at the BLACK STAR SQUARE,  REV. DR.CHRIS OYAKHILOME P.H.D  prayed for Ghana.

In his admonishing he said "Preserve what you have because Ghana is a beautiful country. I'm here because God sent me here and indeed it's your day. I'm going to spend hours with you, and I'm going to pray for you specially because God has me to do so."

 When you study the scriptures, you will know whenever God wanna bless a country he sends a man, and that man is me l
This is a country that will both invest and attaract investments.

The leadership of this country is the character of the country. Ghana is uniue country in Africa.




Monday, February 8, 2016

Petra Trust Launches Savings Booster - A Groundbreaking Financial Product That Allows You to Turn Part of Your Income Tax into Personal Savings.



Accra, Feb. 4, 2016 –Petra Trust today announced the launch of Savings Booster, a groundbreaking savings product that enables individuals to boost their savings by shaving off a part of what they would have paid as income tax and adding it to their savings.
Mr. Kofi Fynn, the Managing Director of Petra Trust stated that “Compared to the several traditional savings products available on the market, Savings Booster, by virtue of the fact that it enables you to claw back on part of what you would have paid as income tax, starts you off in a significantly advantaged position. Even more importantly, when you compound the gains you make on these extra savings from taxes each time your salary is paid over the mid-to-long term, I can confidently say there aren’t any alternative saving products on the market that can deliver growth anything close to what Savings Booster offers.”

“With Savings Booster, Saving has Evolved
Savings Booster represents an evolution in the way we save because:
1.    Just as your employer pays your income tax on your behalf, Savings Booster allows your saving contributions to be paid on your behalf by your employer, enabling you to save consistently and effortlessly.
2.    It allows you to regularly add onto your savings and therefore grow your wealth without taking any extra cash out of your pocket and
3.    It contributes to the long-term savings pool of the country, and by so doing helps provide the much-needed mid-to-long term investments required to transform our economy. ” Said Mr. Fynn.

In addition to these, Savings Booster provides safe investment and great returns, with after-tax returns higher than the yield on 91 day Treasury bills. Additional safety is provided by the fact that it invests in a Tier-3 scheme regulated by the National Pensions Regulatory Authority. It requires no minimum deposit, and provides easy tracking of your savings with 24/7 access to your balance online. SMS notifications are sent with each credit to account and statements are emailed every quarter. Mr. Chris Hammond, the Deputy Managing Director of Petra Trust also added that ‘Another key feature of Savings Booster is that the funds in your account can be used as collateral, allowing you to easily secure a loan or mortgage without disrupting the growth momentum of your savings.

Petra Trust invites you to get an experience of how Savings Booster helpsyou growyour wealth significantly by turning part of your taxes into extra savings at achievemore.petratrust.com

About Petra Trust
Petra Trust is the leading independent corporate trustee company in Ghana. Led by investment practitioners with decades of asset management and finance experience, Petra offers its scheme members the best opportunity to achieve a financially secure future. Petra provides a full suite of pension trustee services under the Pension Act of 2008.

Petra Trust recently partnered with LeapFrog Investments, the specialist investor in financial services in Africa and Asia, to take advantage of growth in Ghana’s retirement industry expected over the next four years.

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Thousands of Chinese prostitutes have joined the scramble for African riches

Crackdowns on prostitution in China have driven thousands of sex workers to Africa. (Reuters/Stringer)

The Soothing Spot has Muzak, gurgling fountains, and a friendly local staff. By all accounts it is a legitimate, happy-ending-less massage parlor. No matter. A few months after opening in an upscale mall, management began photocopying ID cards and blanketed the waiting room with posters warning that untoward advances would not be tolerated.

“Customers were expecting a different type of massage,” a manager told me last summer. “A sexual kind.”

Why the grabby hands? Locals point to Chinese massage parlors and brothels exploding across the city: Apple Spa. KLA Entertainment Center. Chinese Beauity [sic] Parlour, which sits across the street from the European Union’s offices.

The influx of Chinese prostitutes is a continent-wide phenomenon, argues Basile Ndjio, the author of a forthcoming paper in Urban Studies. He estimates that between 13,000 to 18,500 Chinese sex workers are currently in sub-Saharan Africa.

As China moves into Africa—building highways and stadiums, striking oil deals, and opening special economic zones—practitioners of the world’s oldest profession have followed, catering to both Chinese expatriates and locals. Growing African purchasing power helps explain sex migration. Deloitte estimates that Africa’s middle class has tripledin the last over the last three decades. That means more money for imported televisions, imported handbags and, yes, imported sex. Africa is “a new El Dorado for the prostitution business,” Ndjio writes.

Ndjio, an anthropology professor at the University of Douala in Cameroon, is perhaps the only academic studying the phenomenon. He stumbled on his specialty by accident while putting himself through graduate school in Cameroon with work as a casino croupier. Dealing hands of blackjack and poker to Chinese expatriates, he learned through boozy conversation and late-night confession that “Shanghai beauties”–as they are known in Cameroon–congregated in the back rooms of Chinese restaurants, hotels and lounges.

Gamblers taught him the code words–asking for “stress relief,” “rest” or “acupuncture”—to go behind the curtain and penetrate the cliquish, guarded world of Chinese expatriates in Africa. Prior to his current paper, Ndjio has over the past six years authored two of the only studies on Chinese sex migration to Africa.

When I visited Ndjio at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey, where he is halfway through a yearlong research fellowship, he explained that Chinese prostitutes first arrived in sub-Saharan Africa during the Cold War almost exclusively serviced migrant workers working on PRC-funded construction projects.

In the second, current phase–which began in the early-2000s–migrant sex workers joined the influx of inexpensive Chinese goods and services into Africa and began servicing locals. In Cameroon, Chinese prostitutes now compete with local women all along the price spectrum–from $50 at upscale brothels to a thousand francs ($1.75) in on street corners.

Just as Zambian chicken farmers and clothing retailers in Lesotho resent the one million Chinese who have relocated to Africa since 2001, Nadjio says, so too do local prostitutes balk at Chinese women selling sexual exoticism at cut rates. In the resulting guerre de sexe, as Cameroonian papers dub the clash, local sex workers label their Chinese counterparts putes sorcières (“witch-bitches”), appeal to their customers’ sexual patriotism on the grounds of and sometimes resort to violence.

“There is a feeling of invasion and yellow peril,” Ndjio says. “You would think there were ten times as many Chinese sex workers.”

That sex should join China’s list of exports is perhaps unsurprising: the prevalence of prostitution in the Middle Kingdom has exploded over the last two decades. The country has as many as 10 million sex workers—roughly the population of Greece—working in massage parlors, bathhouses and karaoke bars. The southeastern city of Dongguan (population: 8 million) alone has perhaps 300,000 prostitutes.

Is Chinese sex labor migration to Africa and beyond forced or voluntary? Around the globe, many women work in prostitution rings run by Chinese pimps and protected by corrupt local officials. The US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for 2015 listed China on its “Tier 2 Watch List” for countries with significant or increasing human trafficking volumes.

Anecdotal research suggests a more nuanced situation. In Cameroon, Ndjio has found that most Chinese sex workers are rural women that move abroad for gigs as waitresses and secretaries, only to arrive and find traffickers demanding sex work for the repayment of plane tickets and visas. But he also notes several highly publicized cases in which police have “freed” Chinese sex workers from prostitution rings, whereupon the women declare they prefer to stay in Africa. Realizing how much money they can earn, some sex workers move on to Cameroon’s more prosperous neighbors Nigeria and Ghana to earn more.

Whatever the circumstances of their arrival, prostitutes have gifted China an unexpected soft power: their ubiquity is changing local beauty norms.

“Girls go to salons with photos of Chinese models and say, ‘make me look like her,” Ndjio says. “To have a ‘look chinois’ is a compliment.

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