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GBC Mourns Late Staff At Enchi



Tribute By G.B.C

Tracy Phillis Cobbinah, was officially engaged by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on the 1st of August, 2011 after serving meritoriously as a guest artist for eight years at GBC, Uniik Fm Sefwi Wiawso.

Tracy instantly demonstrated an extreme desire to succeed as she portrayed an extreme thirst and hunger to excel and succeed in whatever task or responsibly she was assigned to.

As a young ambitious and enterprising young lady then, she did not fail as she discharged every responsibility with her zeal and zest required of any young lady destined to succeed will Marshall.

It was her exemplary leadership qualities, high sense of industry, devoted and loyalty which caught the attention of authorities then to elevate her to the enviable and prestigious position of Officer in Charge in of the Station.


In such a responsible position, she instantly and naturally became the focus of attention and expectation. Tracy, ubiquitous as she was, never failed or disappointed. She rose to the occasion and proved the doubters, naysayers and sceptics wrong.

In a male dominated industry, Tracy was never cowed into submission since she perceived her new position as a challenge which required her to prove equal to the task.

As the Officer in Charge of GBC, Uniik Fm Sefwi Wiawso, Tracy was naturally required to combine her human resources skills, talents, competence and abilities to administer her functions, duties and responsibilities curve a niche in what was naturally a male dominated area.

She, therefore, naturally developed a magetism which won for the station several businesses and went ahead to increase its revenue target.

After eight years of stewardship at Sefwi Wiawso Management of GBC in their wisdom thought it appropriate to transfer Tracy to Enchi to continue her spectacular and magnificent performance. Now in her comfort zone in her maternal hometown of Enchi.

Tracy left no stone unturned and immediately hit the ground running as she repeated the same sterling qualities which brought her to fame and popularly in Sefwi.

As she basked in the glow of her new station, she did not allow the limelight to block her conscience or blind her perception and understanding of life.

She was firmly grounded as the latinoes will call Terra firma.

As rolled her sleeves up and dirtiled her hand with the sole purpose of winning she set her sights so high. And that it was no wonder that she chalked some admirably unprecedented success in her new found position.

She was principled, firm and stickler to hard work.

Tracy, salled smoothly on the crest of stardom and success until the inevitable of death backoned her. Tracy, in the last two years of her life on earth starting experiencing periodic bouts of sickness.

We as colleagues, subordinates and superiors prayed frevently for the health and life of our daughter, siblings, comrade as she under went this unfortunate cycle of sickness and good health.

Today, she lies down ice cold quite, immovable and immobile the pain, anguish and agony is gone. Her spirit and soul received by the Almighty God. Today, we feel Tracy is in the confronting and protective arms of our dear Father above.

Also as she affectionately referred to by family folks and close and intimate relatives would sorely be remembered for her very innovative Programme like Agyanka bedi dein. This programme, according the GBC won the heart of many radio listeners.

As head of Programmes, she brought a new verve and freshness into broadcasting. She rather coy smile, incisive attention to detail and her unique feminine attributes of love, fellow feeling and allure would forever be etched in the deepest of our hearts and minds, May she rest in perfect peace.

By: Akwasi Nuako

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National: 2023 Budget: TUC to reject government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m





After several attempts to reach an agreement with government over an increment in their base pay, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to meet government on Wednesday to finalise a deal.

But before that meeting gets underway, the Trades Union Congress is warning that it will not accept government’s projections in the 2023 Budget.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reading the 2023 Budget in Parliament projected compensation of employees at GH¢44,990 million (5.6% of GDP).

Earlier, government also proposed a 12% salary increment during the last negotiation with Organised Labour but it was turned down.


Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, Joshua Ansah stated that they would not agree to the projected figure.

According to Mr Ansah, government must expect a fight if they turn up at the meeting with the same proposal.

JoyNews/AdomNews · TUC to reject government’s salary projection in 2023 Budget
“There is no way Organised Labour is also going to accept what has been put in the budget. Well, if the government has made up its mind that it is the way it thinks that he can actually force down the throat of workers, then we are in for a big fight, because there is no way government can pay anything below what we are expecting,” he said.

He noted that Organised Labour will not compromise on their demand for 60% increment in their base pay.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson says government has created a problem by not reaching an agreement with the labour unions earlier.

JoyNews/AdomNews · Dr Yankson on organised labour and government’s negotiations
He believes the current mess could have been prevented.

“These are some of the problems that sometimes we create for ourselves. We had a whole period in which we could have sorted these things, we waited to the last end. Now we can see that we are on a collition course, it is clear,” he said.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Politics: Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory




A Wenchi High Court has thrown out a petition against New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator in the Techiman South 2020 election.

The petitioner was seeking the nullification of the poll which saw the NPP candidate, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, emerge victorious.

But at the hearing Wednesday, the court explained that the NDC 2020 Parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere, who was pursuing the matter, failed to prove the burden of petitioning.

The court was attended by some leaders of the NDC including General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
He was sighted leaving the court premises a few minutes before the judgement.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate had contested the EC’s verdict which gave the NPP’s candidate victory with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 percent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 percent of the total valid votes cast.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate insisted that the figures were not a true reflection of the election.

According to him, per the pink sheets of the NDC agents at each of the 267 polling stations, he garnered 50,306 votes in the Parliamentary election whilst the 1st Respondent polled 50,013 votes.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
Electoral Commission fined in 2021

In August 2021, the Electoral Commission of Ghana was fined GH¢4,000 by the court after the Court refused to grant the EC’s request for a stay of proceedings in the dispute on July 30, 2021.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
The EC’s application for a stay of proceedings was to enable it to file a motion to challenge the ruling of the Court at its previous sitting, when it granted the petitioner a motion to amend the title of the writ.

TCounsel for the EC, Emmanuel Addae said the stay of proceedings was to enable him to file supplementary statements in support of the application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

However, reacting to the EC’s stay of proceedings, the Counsel for the petitioner, Justin Teriwajah argued that the motion was frivolous and unnecessarily geared towards delaying the adjudication of the case.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Football: Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style




It was the much-needed win for Ghanaians who were largely sitting on tenterhooks for the final quarter of the game.

And from the reactions, after the South Koreans netted a quickfire double between the 58th and 61st minutes, something had to definitely happen.

Kudus rose to the occasion, found himself at the end of a Gideon Mensah cross and curled the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Ghana’s lead and eventually sealed the game for Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
The 68th-minute winner triggered a thunderous celebration across the country and on social media.

Despite late attempts from the Koreans, the game ended 3-2 with Ghana earning a vital win in Group H.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
Alban Bagbin

The jubilation started right from Ghana’s legislative arm where the Speaker, Alban Bagbin was caught on camera dancing to one of the goals on the day from his office.

The ecstatic Speaker punched the air while clad in his Black Star jersey in the company of other officials of the House.

Asamoah Gyan runs

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan was on punditry duty at SuperSports TV.

However, the ethics of being on a live set could not suppress his excitement when the deciding goal was scored.

Filled with elation, the former skipper run out of the set in jubilation shouting atop his voice.

His iconic goal celebration was his response when asked about his reaction to some moments of the game.

Fans in clean-up mode

Now, supporters of Japan’s national team have been earning praise in Qatar for their zeal toward cleanliness after each game.

This win seems to have presented Ghanaian fans with the opportunity to emulate this off-pitch tradition.

While many celebrated the win at full-time, other fans were seen moving boxes around to collect the waste left by their colleagues.

South Korea’s Son not in selfie mood

Another interesting sight came from an official from the Ghana dressing room posing for a selfie.

The subject Son Heung-min was almost in tears after his team lost at full-time.

Otto Addo’s side will now face Uruguay in their last game looking to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.

Source: Myjoyonline


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