Thursday, November 28, 2013

GLO subscribers to enjoy free calls and internet with zero credit balance


Glo Mobile Ghana has launched the Glo Bounce tariff plan - which enables subscribers on the network to make free, unlimited calls even when they have no credit.

 Introducing the product to journalists in Accra today, Glo Mobile Ghana’s Head of Business, Mr. Akeem Kazeem, said under the plan, Glo would reward its customers with up to 100 per cent instant bonus airtime every time they recharge to make calls to all networks, send SMS and browse the internet.

 Mr Kazeem observed that with Glo Bounce, Glo is introducing for the very first time on the Ghana market, a unique tariff plan in which subscribers would first enjoy their bonus airtime within their validity period before using credits in their main account.

 “This means debiting will only start either after a subscriber has finished his or her bonus credit or when the validity days for the bonus credit has expired,” he explained.

 All subscribers on the Bounce plan also get to enjoy the ‘Zero Balance Bonus’ which allows customers to make free unlimited Glo-to-Glo, send SMS and browse within the validity period of any recharge they have made.

 The Head of Business disclosed that a recharge of GH¢1, GH¢2, GH¢3 and GH¢5 will enable Glo customers to enjoy this bonus facility within validity duration of three days, five days and seven days respectively, while recharges of GHc10 and above will provide subscribers with 15 bonus validity days.

 To enjoy this unprecedented offer, existing prepaid subscribers on the Glo network simply have to dial ‘5650*1# or type ‘6’ in the SMS box and send it to ‘5650’. Glo subscribers on the ‘Good Day Ghana’ and ‘Glo Gista’ tariff plans can migrate free to this new offer, while customers on ‘BiiiiiG 5’ can migrate to ‘Glo Bounce’ for a onetime fee of 50 pesewas.

 Another significant benefit is that, a customer on the Glo Bounce offer can register up to five Glo numbers as ‘Family & Friends’ to make unlimited calls at two pesewas per minute after their validity period.

 In addition, customers on the Glo Bounce offer who use GH¢2 and above between Monday 12am to Friday 11:59pm enjoy a special weekend tariff of two pesewas per minute for Glo-to-Glo calls also after their validity period.

 Furthermore, once a subscriber on Glo Bounce uses a credit of 30 pesewas and above, he gets the opportunity to make calls at 1 pesewa a minute between 10pm – 11:59pm and in the morning between 5:01 – 6:59am.

 “The rewards of Bounce are meant to be enjoyed by everybody in Ghana. So persons outside the Glo network can still take advantage of this exceptional product by simply buying a Glo SIM or porting their numbers to the Glo network to enjoy its unlimited offers,” said Kazeem.

Source: ghanaweb

Indian Drug Baron… Lured To Ghana In Connection With TOBINCO Affair


S. N. Kamath, an Indian Pharmaceutical drug exporter,is in the grips of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) assisting the security agency to unravel the circumstances under which Gsunate Plus Suppository, a fake malaria medicine, was imported from his firm into the country by Tobinco Pharmacy without apprehension.

Mr. Kamath, Director of Bliss GVS Pharma, according to sources, was lured into the country by the BNI after receiving complaints from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) that his outfit was the source of the importation of the above mentioned fake drugs.

He, together with Samuel Tobbin, Executive Chairman of Tobinco Pharceuticals, who was earlier arrested by the BNI, have since been granted bail but are said to be reporting occasionally to the offices of the security agency as and when they are needed.

Meanwhile, below is the full statement issued by the FDA in connection with the case:
       

The Chairman of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd and the Director of Bliss GVS Pharma- India, have apologised to the Food and Drugs Authority for importing FAKE Malaria Medicine (Gsunate Plus Suppository) to Ghana to treat malaria in children.

In two separate letters, the chairman of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mr. Samuel Tobbin and the Director of Bliss GVS Pharma, India, Mr. S. N. Kamath, signed an undertaking dated 26th September 2013, not to import or distribute unregistered or fake medicines onto the Ghanaian market.

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd imported into Ghana a fake antimalarial medicine for children called GSUNATE Plus, a suppository which is manufactured in India by BLISS GVS PHARMA LTD, located at 10 Dewan Udyog Nagar, Aliyali Palghar Maharashtra- 401, 404 India.

The Director of Bliss GVS Pharma  confessed to the FDA that GSUNATE PLUS SUPPOSITORY is fake and that no Clinical Trial study has been conducted on it and also admitted that it is not used to treat Malaria in children in India although malaria is prevalent in India.

The FDA has seized the fake malaria medicines for destruction.

Moreover, out of over 100 medicines imported and distributed by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, only seven (7) have duly been given approval by the FDA. The approved medicines are;



Nifin 20-R Tablets

Slipizem 2.5mg Suppository

Slipizem 5mg Suppository

Lonart tablets

Lonart Forte Tablets

Lonart Oral Suspension

Ciprotab Tablets

Apart from this approved list of medicines, the FDA is cautioning the general public not to patronise any other medicines from Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Bliss GVS Pharma-India, since their Efficacy, Safety and Quality cannot be guaranteed.

The FDA has therefore seized and destroyed large consignments of unregistered medicines from various Regional Medical Stores and hospitals in the following Regions; Volta Region, Upper West Region, Western Region, Ashanti Region and Eastern Region.

The Executive Chairman of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Ltd and the Director of Bliss GVS Pharma have been arrested and cautioned by the BNI. They are assisting the FDA and the BNI in investigations.

Additionally, information from the general public on persons in any practice possible of endangering public health and safety with respect to FDA’s mandate is most welcome through any of the following contact numbers; 0244337235, 0246809509, 0544863418, 0244571563 or 0244337250.



(Signed)



DR STEPHEN K. OPUNI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

TOBINCO STATES POSITION

Tobinco Pharmaceutical Company has assured the public that it will continue to maintain the quality and integrity of its products as it embarks on resolving certain issues with the Food and Drugs Authorityand clearing its good name. “Our drugs that were and are being destroyed by the FDA are not fake drugs,”noted the Chief Executive in a statement released to Stracom, a PR firm and forwarded to the Chronicle.

The company states clearly that in its thirteen years in the pharmaceutical industry, it has operated honestly and complied with all regulatory requirements and completely rejects allegations of dealing in unwholesome products. “We can say without doubt that the company has always imported quality pharmaceutical products contrary to what has been put out.

“What has led to the recent state of affairs with regards to registration of products with the Food and Drugs Authority is a misjudgment and delayed action on our part, and has nothing to do with the integrity of the products. A penalty imposed by the Authority in connection with the registration issues has been duly paid and further discussions are ongoing.”

“The health and wellbeing of the nation are our priority concerns and we will continue to contribute ourquota through the provision of quality drugs and establishing world class manufacturing facilities in Ghana that will also create jobs.

We must state that some of themedicines which are being destroyed were passed under our previous registrations by the FDAwhilst some are in the process of registration and cannot be described as “fake”. Thus, we are not in violation of the provisions of the Public Health Act 2012, Act 851, subsection 123, on fake (counterfeit) products.

Since product registration is for a period, after which the product must be re-registered upon the submission of the relevant supporting documentation, samples and payment, we have duly been pursuing re-registration in respect of all the products we distribute. Indeed   the requisite   registration payments have been made and documentations are being prepared for the attention of FDA.

We therefore wish to assure the general public that TOBINCO is committed to ensuing public health and safety and have never and will not compromise on this.

We appreciate the support of our clients and customers who have sympathized with us in these trying times and assure them that they can continue to count on us to uphold our integrity and continue to provide quality service to them.

Source: thechronicle

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet Victoria Hammah's Driver Who Is Also Her Cousin


The chaos that has characterised the emergence of an explosive secret recording, which immediately led to the dismissal of Ms Victoria Hammah as Deputy Minister of Communications, took a dramatic, new turn Sunday when the driver of the former minister, Lawrence Quayeson, accused Ms Rachael Appoh, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, of being the mastermind behind the recording.

Quayeson, told Accra-based RadioXYZ that Ms Appoh had contracted him through a former Personal Assistant of Ms Hammah, whose name he gave as Ayittey Bastey.

“It’s Ayittey Basty who came to me and told me that I should call Rachel Appoh, yeah, Rachel Appoh, and she’ll tell me whatever I want to do, so she called me and said ‘have I seen Ayittey Basty?’ And I said ‘no’ and she said she’ll call him and talk to him…and see him to come and see me," he said.

Ms Rachael Apoh

Quayeson, who is a also a cousin of Ms Hammah, alleged that Ms Appoh promised him US$2,000 dollars and a US visa in exchange for recordings of Ms Hammah's private conversations.

He said Ms Appoh called him on phone to issue the instructions.

Quayeson expressed regret at the sacking of Ms Hammah, saying he did not think things would turn out that way.

“It’s the work of the devil…I was used…I never thought that it will go to that extent for my sister to lose her job,” he said.

He also claimed that portions of the tape being played on air by various radio stations had been “doctored”.

 “[T]he one that they are playing… that was doctored because my sister never said ‘I won’t risk my job with fights until I’ve made US$1Million’…[or] Nana Oye went to see the election petition Judges”, he stated.

Quayeson was arrested Friday in connection with the recording, but was granted bail after the police admitted to not knowing what offence to charge him with.

The Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Freeman Tettey, said the arrest followed Ms Hammah complaint to the effect that her driver secretly recorded her.

Ms Appoh declined to comment when Graphic.com.gh sought her view on the development.

 "No comment pls”, she stated.

Ayittey Bastey, on the other hand, has in a series of Facebook posts sought to distance himself from the recording.

“I have never asked anybody to record voice for me”, he posted.

“I want to make it clear here and now; I stopped working with Victoria Hamah, more than a month [before] this said tape. I am informed that, the tape was recorded on last week Friday, he wrote on Saturday. “ Last week Friday, I was not in Accra. I return[ed] to Accra on Sunday evening and there are [people] who will bear me out. I will advi[s]e people to seek the facts of the matter before coming out with publications which are not true.”

Ms Hammah was sacked Friday morning by President John Mahama after she was heard in the recording implying that she would not put her political career at risk by engaging in squabbles with political heavyweights until she had made $1 million.

She was making reference to a series of disagreements-which have been reported on by the media- between Ms Appoh and Nana Oye Lithur, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection..

In the recording, Ms Hammah could be heard chastising Ms Appoh for daring to pick up a fight with Nana Oye, whom she described as an “institution” with close links to President John Mahama and Mr and Mrs Rawlings.

As proof of Nana Oye's influence, Ms Hammah claimed to have heard that she played a fundamental role in securing a favourable verdict for President Mahama in the recently-concluded election petition hearing.

Describing Ms Appoh as “senseless, ugly, loud and egoistic”, she said it was unreasonable on her part to be to be standing up to Nana Oye when she (Ms Appoh) did not even have close to GHS100,000 in her account.

 “I’ve not made $1 million dollars and I’m going to fight?”, Ms Hammah asked rhetorically, adding, "If you have money then you can control people."

The recording, which has now gone viral on the internet, is the subject of media discussions across the country.

Source: Graphic.com.gh/Ghana

Campus Sex Tape Leaked!




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Gifty Anti Denies Love Affair With Former President Kufuor


Renowned news anchor and television personality, Gifty Anti, has broken her silence after years of speculations that she dated former President John Agyekum Kufuor while he was in office. In a bare-it-all interview on Personality Profile on Drive Time on Joy FM with Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) Thursday, Gifty said the rumours were wicked lies designed to tarnish her image and of the sitting president at the time. She stressed that even though she was close to the former president, who ruled the country from 2001 to 2008, they “never” dated. “I have been close to the family. I’ve been close to him, he treats me like his friend, his daughter,” but there was nothing, she stated. The StandPoint host said that contrary to the wild rumours that she had a frosty relationship with Mr. Kufuor’s wife, Theresa Kufuor, “she is like a mother [to me]“. The former president’s wife, she noted, even paid her a surprise visit while she was celebating her 40th birthday with some orphans from the Village of Hope, at the Afrikiko Gardens in 2010. “She cut the cake with the children and they were so excited. That is how much that woman has shown me love,” the television personality recounted. Gifty Anti also debunked rumours that she has a child with the former president. Source: Myjoyonline.com

Joke Message From Mahamma


The following is just a joke and not to be taken seriously:

"John Mahamma Siii Minka nkyer3 mo s33 ob3 hamoaaa ama muahu s333 ob3 diiiiii k3k3"

lol

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Becca labeled ‘unclean’ to sing national anthem


UNAIDS goodwill ambassador and Ghanaian songstress has shared her bitter experience and psychological abuse she suffered during Black Stars’ last Group D World Cup encounter against the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.

It can be recalled that prior to the big match which Ghana eventually won by 2-1; Becca was expected to sing Ghana’s National Anthem live at the stadium before the commencement of the match.

After the Zambian’s anthem, it was then the turn of Becca to sing Ghana’s anthem but unfortunately, she was not allowed to sing.

The directive not to allow her to sing was allegedly issued by some ranking officials of Ghana Football Association (GFA) but was not communicated to her even though she had gone through her sound check 7-hours to the start of the match.

The singer has kept her ordeal to herself for months, but speaking in her capacity as UNAIDS goodwill ambassador at the UN Agencies Cultural Night at Alliance Francaise in Accra, Becca broke her silence on the whole incidence and narrated her experience.

According to Becca, who addressed the gathering on the theme: “Gender, Gender Violence and her experience working with person living with HIV/AIDS”, the arrangement for her to sing the national anthem was made possible by the UNAIDS under its “Protect The Goal” campaign with FIFA.


“It had been arranged through the UNAIDS under its “Protect The Goal” campaign with FIFA and with all protocols observed i.e. the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ghana’s Football Association, The Match Commissioner designated by FIFA, The Head Of Security at the Sports Council responsible for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium that I sing the National Anthem before the Black Stars match against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. In fact my singing of the National Anthem was so official that on the eve of the crucial match, national television reported it.”

“So it came to pass that I, together with my team reported to the stadium at 10am; a time that all stakeholders had agreed was best for my purpose. Even then the stadium was almost filled to capacity so I did my sound check and dress rehearsal quickly and retired to wait for the 7hour interval period before history was made.”

“As is the norm, the away team mimed their Zambian anthem with support from the stadium’s public announce system before Ghana’s turn. I was going to sing ours live through the cordless microphone made available for my act.”

“The stadium announcer acting as MC for the occasion introduced me because he had the official match day programme and was sticking to it. The stadium announcer and pressmen who had relayed the info that I was about to make history did not know that a directive had come from an authority or perhaps authorities that I do not sing the national ANTHEM anymore. Reason? I was a woman.”

“The authority had at the last minute remembered that my being a woman apparently was bad omen. In other words, because I could menstruate I was unworthy of singing our anthem. At least that was the explanation given to the UNAIDS when they sought why an event that had cost precious time plus efforts to conceive and hatch was basically dumped on the scrap heap of gender equality.”

“Whatever or whoever informed this superstitious twist should have known that the very Ghanaian flag the Black Stars defended and won on the day was designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh, a fertile woman. In fact, like nature, tradition is a description not a moral justification. Just because we’ve always done or believed a particular action, doesn’t mean it’s always or ever was justified.”

Becca addressed the gathering which had Girmay Haile, UN Resident Coordinator and UNAIDS Resident Director in attendance.

Source: GhanaWeb

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Victoria Hammah Says She Respect Mahama’s Decision


The former Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Hamah has broken her silence several days after she was fired by President Mahama over a leaked tape on which she was heard making some astonishing claims.

In an interview with Radio XYZ’s, Victoria Hammah said she respects the decision of the President to fire her but bemoaned the fact that she was not given a fair hearing by the media on the saga which is now known as the ‘Vikileaks’.

Ms. Hammah on the leaked tape which was recorded by her cousin-driver was heard saying that the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur influenced the Justices that sat on the election petition case which affirmed President Mahama’s electoral victory.

Apart from vouching to bag US$1Million in politics, the young Deputy Minister was also heard denigrating her colleague Deputy Minsiter, Rachel Appoh, as an “ugly, unintelligent and egoistic” person who needlessly fought her boss – Oye Lithur – at the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry.



Okyeame Kwame and Okyeame Quophi


The Akyeame duo of Okyeame Kwame and Okyeame Quophi related to each other like the best of buddies until the end of their working relationship about 10 years ago. The pair that brought us beautiful songs like Masan Aba, Asa Aba So and Menko Medo didn’t give details of what led to their  break-up.

A recent interview Okyeame Quophi, now Quophi Okyeame, granted to Agyemang Prempeh, host of Gh Entertainment on Rainbow Radio has, however, revealed that some serious cracks might have existed between the two men. Quophi Okyeame sounded like Okyeame Kwame had little or no songwriting ability during their days together. He said on Rainbow Radio that he (Quophi Okyeame) wrote all the songs during the Akyeame days.

“I wrote all the songs on the five albums we produced as Akyeame because Okyeame Kwame is not a writer. The only song he wrote was Tintinto and even with that, I wrote almost all the lyrics,” Quophi Okyeame said. Despite the superior sort of stance he had tried to assume on the programme, Quophi Okyeame seemed unhappy when he realised the producer of the show had called Okyeame Kwame on the phone for his side of the story.

Quophi Okyeame threatened to walk away from the interview if Okyeame Kwame was allowed to make comments. “If you have called Okyeame Kwame, then I have to stop the interview because that is not the reason why I came here. I don’t know why you should call him. It is very unnecessary.

“I have a project I am promoting so I did not come here to wake up dead dogs. You are asking me about my life. I did not come here to spark a quarrel. You interviewed Okyeame Kwame on this same platform and you did not call me so why do you call him now?” Quophi Okyeame asked the programme’s host. Though Akyeame broke up several years ago, neither of the two men had come out to say what exactly  led to their break- up. They have embarked on seemingly successful solo projects.

Quophi Okyeame is a music producer and video director as well as working as a presenter in radio and television. Okyeame Kwame has also been working as CEO of One Mic Entertainment, has recorded albums under his name and has won the Songwriter of the Year honour on three occasions at the Ghana Music Awards.

Asked about what led to their break- up, Quophi Okyeame was reluctant to give details of the split. He rather urged the programme’s  host  to concentrate on his new project. He, however, explained that Okyeame Kwame was his best pal for about 16 years before they went their separate ways. “We did everything together. I used to write lyrics for him to rap back in the day at  secondary school and I even nicknamed him Wizkid,” Quophi Okyeame pointed out.

As the interview progressed, Quophi Okyeame explained why he had been musically silent for a while. According to him, he had a prophecy that he would stop music for a while and then come back to it. He stated that though he had not been in the public eye a lot  with his music in recent times, he had been busy doing soundtracks for  movies such as Love Of A A, Suffering To Lose, Good Old Days, Sinking Sands and Ties That Bind.

When Showbiz contacted Okyeame Kwame about the things Quophi Okyeame had said about him on the programme, he declined to comment. He seemed more eager to talk about his recent collaboration with Nigerian artiste,  J-Martins.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

Leaked Photo of Girlfriend In Shower


A leaked photo has been submitted of a girl coming out after having her shower.

Check out the picture in the Leaked Photos Section



Checkout Shatta Wale’s Trip & Performances In London


Dancehall Artist, Shatta Wale was recently in London to perform for his fans. Checkout how everything went down in London.

Watch the video below:



Shatta Wale disses Samini on new song ‘Sixth Letter to Samini’



This is what happens when people have too much studio access!!! Shatta Wale has once again made good his promise of haunting fellow Dancehall act Samini until the latter concedes he is king. In a new song, ‘Sixth Letter to Samini’ (Letter 666 to Samini) released today, he takes on Samini in a style not so pleasant. And in a manner also not so charitable he curses him openly, calling him a Pu**y, among other invectives.
An for those of you who have made Shatta Wale think that everyone likes his thing, here is one for you. Check out the video for Shatta Wale’s ‘Everybody Likes My Thing’. My favorite video from him in a long while. It was shot in London.



Shata Wale And Samini's Big Beef


Our brothers wale and samini's battle has reached an unhealthy stage. It's time for an intervention. Just spoke to Reggie the single most influential figure in our industry who's agreed to play a major role in squashing this.

Source:  Da' Hammer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Transcribed Text of Leaked Victoria Hammah Tape


Victoria Hammah went to bed on Thursday evening still a Minister in the John Mahama-led NDC Administration. But by Friday morning, she was a persona non-grata following her dismissal from the position of Deputy Communications Minister by the president in a statement issued by Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga. It is trite knowledge that the infamous leaked tape, now described rather wittily as vickyleaks, purported to contain her voice, had a lot to do with her being relieved of her duties.

Victoria Hammah is heard on the tape indicating her determination to make one million dollars in Politics before involving herself in any rancour. She also claimed among other things that a minister played a role in the Supreme Court judgment of the 2012 election petition which confirmed President Mahama as validly elected president. The tape was first played on Neat FM’s “Me Man Nti” show hosted by Adakabre Frimpong Manso.

On the over 30minutes tape recording of the two Ladies – who appeared to be travelling while having the gossipy conversation – she blabbed about how politically connected she was and how a colleague deputy minister at the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh, secured her appointment after having dated men in the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Here is the full transliteration of what happened in the conversation.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Minister Victoria Hammah Fired! LISTEN & DOWNLOAD LEAKED TAPE!


She is naturally gifted with good looks, and has the kind of body contours you would call plump. Victoria Hammah, the deputy minister designate for the Ministry of Communications, was among the last batch of 26 deputy ministers released yesterday.

Her nomination has however come under strict scrutiny from persons who think she simply ‘doesn’t have it’ – whatever that means. We are not too sure they know better than the president.

Hammah contested and lost the Ablekuma West Constituency seat to the NPP’s Ursula Owusu in last year’s elections. True to predictions, she’s been handed a ministerial position.

Listen or download the leaked tape below:



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

GHANAIAN COUPLE MAKING LOVE


Here is a video of a leaked tape showing a Ghanaian couple busy getting it on...


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