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Mahama brothers show Bawumia immeasurable love

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Ghana’s most famous Mahama brothers have showed immeasurable love to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia as the final funeral service of his mother, the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia was observed on Sunday 24th October, 2021 at Kperiga in the West Mamprusi district of the North East Region.

While the former President, John Dramani Mahama supported the Bawumia family with a whopping sum of Ghs10,000, his brother, the business mogul, Ibrahim Mahama contributed Ghs20,000 for the funeral.

Their kind gesture deepened the maximum that in the game of politics, there arenoeternalalliesandnoperpetualenemies, only permanent interests.

When the death of Hajia Mariama was announced, the NDC 2020 Presidential candidate personally called and consoled the Vice President.

As officiated by the National Chief Imam, Alhaji Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, President Nana Addo and his wife Rebecca were among high profile personalities from all walks of life in attendance.

Nana Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia as a woman of “unfailing courtesy” who welcomed her son (Mahamudu Bawumia’s) friends to her home.

“We thank her for her service to her family, community and nation. May her soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the last day of the resurrection when we shall all meet again, amen.”

National Chief Imam
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu underscored the need for people to be guided by the holy verse that death is inevitable and strengthen peaceful co-existence.

“Our mother who has departed, needs nothing apart from our prayer. If you observe what has brought us together here, and the beauty of this gathering, it tells you that we are truly united.

Asantehene’s eulogy
In an emotional tribute, the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II refer to the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia as a matriarch.

“As we idolize and eulogize great men and great leaders, we so often fail to acknowledge the role of the faithful women behind the mounding of their mettle. But truly it is said that behind every great man is the hand and the heart of a faithful and devoted woman. And to a few women that goes even greater honor of becoming the matriarch from whose impact on Ghanaian politics will be felt for generations.”

“She was not only the steady heart behind one of the titans of politics in the North during the most tumultuous periods of Ghana’s history, but her guidance and tutelage has produced a family whose impact on Ghanaian politics will be felt for generations,” the Asantehene added.

Family tribute
Yakubu Bawumia read the family tribute and said Hajia Bawumia was a mother for all.

“Even though our father had 19 children, it was difficult for any outsider to differentiate amongst us who Hajia Mariama’s biological children were. She treated us all the same. Maame was very kind at heart and had a very good sense of humor. She therefore got on very well with many people.”

“She was very tolerant and empathetic and would give away most of the money we gave her to other people.”

They said Hajia Mariama was a pious Muslim. “She was kind, caring and a loving mother. We could not have wished for a better mother.”

The late Hajia Mariama Bawumia affectionately called Maame was the mother of Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who passed on Monday, September 13, 2021 in Accra, at 81.

As a native of Kpasenkpe, a community in the West Mamprusi Municipality, she was one of the first female students from the north to gain admission into the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, in the Central Region.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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