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Exposed! How Mahama and Akufo-Addo used MPS deal at the Port to cheaply sell out Ghana exposed in an international magazine

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How Mahama and Akufo-Addo used MPS deal at the Port to cheaply sell out Ghana exposed in an international magazine

How Mahama and Akufo-Addo used MPS deal at the Port to rob Ghanaians exposed in an international magazine

The circumstances surrounding how then President of Ghana John Mahama bent the rules and laws of Ghana to unilaterally sell out Ghana cheap through the Meridian Ports Services (MPS) agreement has been exposed in an international magazine’s exposé on Ghana.

While the details of how Ghana got cheated of millions and millions of dollars under John Mahama’s leadership and personal order on the deal is unbelievable, Ghanaians have expressed more shock that President Akufo-Addo’s government and officials appear to have also been bought wholesale by the strongman behind the entire deal, Vicent Bolloré, a shrewd French businessman who has been fingered in bribe payment to the President of Togo over similar port deals.

According to an investigative report commissioned by the Akufo-Addo government on the MPS deal in 2018, “the terms of the agreements between MPS and the state are so tilted against Ghana’s interests.. and should be renegotiated immediately.

Yet as at today, the much-criticized contract and its very unpatriotic terms remain unchanged even under Akufo-Addo.

The facts of the matter is that from 2005, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) started work on its Master Plan to improve the port and invited specialist companies to take an interest, to prequalify and followed the procedures of transparent procurement.

The process was ongoing until late Atta Mills took over power and committed to continue and finish it. But he died mid 2012 for John Mahama to take over.

MPS then approached GPHA with its own plan around the same time for the new Tema terminal. The report says this was designed ‘to satisfy MPS only’ and did not fit with the Master Plan which GPHA had prepared. Accordingly, GPHA patriotically rejected the MPS’ proposals.

MPS proposal was also rejected because 56 companies, 20 of which had already been shortlisted for the construction contract were all on course. Another 15 companies had bid for the operating contract, and Ghana’s civil servants were also working on the deal to an advanced stage. Note that MPS had previously shown no interest in bidding or prequalifying and had not even applied.

However, on 13 November, 2014, President Mahama without recourse to the laws of Ghana changed the game said MPS had made Mahama an offer amd proceeding on that, without any documentation available to support anything ordered the GPHA to award the contract immediately, exclusively, and without tendering or competitive bidding to MPS.

According to the report sighted on Mynewsgh.com, more revelations are yet to come on how the now sick old Alhaji Asuma Banda came to own 12.9% of the MPS deal and how GPHA’s 30% became 15% and back to 30% at a cost hidden from Ghanaians.

While at it, the John Mahama government, without putting the nation first, granted a tax waiver of $832million on the $1.1billion MPS investment, which meant the actual investment by MPS was less than $300m and Ghana had been fleeced on the blindside of Ghanaian MPs who approved the waiver.

While Akufo-Addo was expected to right the wrongs done Ghana in this deal, he has acquiesced to the corruption and sought to cover it up although official investigations report Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia authorized showed the deal is not in the interest of Ghana.

Persons who have spoken out strongly against the MPS deal previously have either been silenced with new positions or sacked from their positions.

Meanwhile, Peter MacManu sits on the board of MPS and the GPHA, a clear scenario that shows Akufo-Addo and his government are all but in bed with John Mahama on this spectacular corruption that has blown up.

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Two groups to give GHC2000 each month to Akuapem Poolo’s son until her release from the prison

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Two groups to give GHC2000 each month to Akuapem Poolo's son until her release from the prison

Two groups to give GHC2000 each month to Akuapem Poolo’s son until her release from the prison

The deep love some Ghanaians have shown Rosemond Brown a.k.a Akuapem Poolo doe not only rest on mere posts on social media. Some generous groups from Ghana have pledged to help the little son of the jailed young lady. The little boy will be under the care of his grandmother and his upkeep until his mother returns from jail has been secured with solid financial support by these benevolent groups.

A social media post on Ayisha Modi’s page has revealed that two groups have come together to give the little boy GHC2000 each month as money for his upkeep.

The two groups identified to be doing this great gesture are Modis Outreach and Wanaafriq.

An Instagram post from Ayisha Modi confirming this gesture reads: “My daughter @akuapem_poloo In life everything happens for a reason and I must say what you going through now is a blessing in disguise, have it in mind that wherever there’s a #disgrace there’s also one important thing called grace, remember the stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone . On this day @modisoutreach and @wanaafriq in collaboration with GIWA FOUNDATION @giwasariki has decided to give your mother 2000gh every month to take care of your child as you spend 90days in prison and also a plot of land to you and my cousin @qwasi_blay when you finally come out.. @qwasi_blay blood 🩸 you know what to do when she is finally out😘😘😘😘😘.”

 

 

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Meanwhile the godmother of Rosemond has already sent GHC 5000 to the family to take care of the little boy.

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Two people transporting human bones to fetish priest arrested in Kwamekyere

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Two people transporting human bones to fetish priest arrested in Kwamekyere

Two people transporting human bones to fetish priest arrested in Kwamekyere

Two people transporting human bones to fetish priest arrested: Two men have been arrested in the Eastern Region in possession of objects believed to be human skulls and bones, the police have said.

The suspects – Awatey David Okra, 22, a driver, and Nicholas Amenuvor, 20 – were arrested by residents of Kwamekyere, a community in the Ayensuano District, following a tip-off.

A statement from the police said a search of their taxi cab revealed a black suitcase containing bones, suspected to be human.

According to the police, the suspects said they were transporting the items to a fetish priest known as Gagba of Kwamekyere village on behalf of one Djoka of Niifio.

When the police accompanied the suspects to Gagba’s shrine he was not around. However, a pot containing a skull, believed to be human, was found on the compound.

“The suitcase with the bones, the pot containing the skull, and the pan with its contents were retained for evidential purposes whilst the two suspects are detained for further investigation,” the police spokesperson for the region, Francis Gomado, told the Accra-based Starr FM.

“Meanwhile, efforts are underway to trace and apprehend the other accomplices for the appropriate action to be taken and also to send the bones and the skull to the Police Hospital mortuary [in Accra] for preservation, determination, examination, and identification.”

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Guys don’t want to date me because of the Videos I Post On Social Media – Abena Korkor Laments

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No Guy Wants To Date Me Because of The Videos I Post On Social Media – Abena Korkor Cries Out

No Guy Wants To Date Me: Media personality Abena Korkor has been sighted shedding uncontrollable tears for fear that she might not be able to secure for herself a boyfriend.

The TV show host in a video sighted allayed her fears on why she thinks she might not have her own boyfriend.

According to her, a recent video she shared on social media that got netizens talking may end her up as a spinster forever. She admitted that no guy will be willing to have a girlfriend who shares videos of her semi unclad self.

Crying about her fears she disclosed that management of the TV station where she works has decided to put her show on hold.

She assured her fans on social media that she will bounce back even though she has lost one source of income.

Little about Abena Korkor

Abena Korkor was in the news somewhere in 2018 when she accused some media personalities and politicians for taking advantage of her bipolar disorder and had s3x with her.

I never lied nor apologized, those guys did pay me for sex – Nana Abena Korkor Addo

Nana Abena Korkor Addo, a former student of the University of Cape Coast insists her claims that some renowned journalists and politicians slept with her still stands.

In a post on her instagram page, she denied ever apologizing over the claims stating that she never lied about the persons she named as having laid her expressing shock at media reports on the matter.

“They are not false allegations. I can’t live a lie. I can’t live with that I am sorry. A girl is sexually engaged and she has to apologise but the man who engaged her doesn’t. Maybe there should have been no apologies. I can’t live with that. The next time I say something everyone who think I am just crying wolf. No, I can’t live with that. We are all wrong and we all apologise if need be Why should I apologise for my manic episode. Who apologises for malaria, diabetes or hypertension” she wrote on her Instagram wall.

Abena Korkor known by her peers as “Lincy On Fire”, in February 2015 gained similar media attention after she leaked her own nude images and videos on social media for reasons best known to her.

Subsequently, it was gathered that her action was as a result of a condition which she claimed was not known to her and therefore became an advocate for mental health education.

Nothing was ever heard of her until at the weekend when she in series of facebook posts made shocking revelations including her incarceration in the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn in the United States for 18 months for drug trafficking in 2010 among other claims she had slept with some persons.

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