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Ghanaian Artists Deserve Proper Representation And Management To Compete On Global Stage – Benny “Blanco”Ashun

Benny Ashun, Country Director of Africa 1 Media, has called for the creative industry in Ghana to take a broader view of the need for good talent management in order to position local talents as players on the global stage.

“The Ghanaian creative sector is in need of a representation revolution if artists are to come into their full potential”, he said. “Many artists, whether musicians, fine artists, poets, cartoonists, sculptors etc. fall short of their long term goals because of a lack of decisive management that really complements talent and leads to longevity in their chosen crafts.”

Ashun who is well-recognized as a broadcaster and consummate media professional, now takes on the role of overseeing the operations of Africa 1 Media, a professional services firm known for empowering fresh talent in Africa’s creative and sporting sector through business strategy and legal counsel, in Ghana. With many years’ experience of engaging with Ghana’s creative and media space, he …

Don’t miss a moment Africa!!! Tune in LIVE from the 2016 Reggae Sumfest

One of the longest running Reggae/Dancehall shows is coming to Africa live ! Starting on July 22,2016, Reggae Sumfest will be streaming live and comes to the continent of Africa free of cost! Downsound Records did this in appreciation for the love Africa has shown the genre over the years. Please watch as we bring you the best LIVEEEEEEEEEE
Tonight will be DANCEHALL NIGHT Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night brings legends and rising stars to take turns lighting up the stage.
 Past artist who have performed at Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night includes Shaggy, Sean Paul, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley & the Ghetto Youths Crew, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer,Elephant Man, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Steel Pulse, Shabba Ranks, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Protoje, I-Octane, Konshens, Queen Ifrica, Etana and ma…

BREAKING: Germany: Shots fired at Munich Olympia shopping centre

Shots have been fired in a Munich shopping centre and a police operation is under way.
Reports say the area round the shopping centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off, but details of the incident are sketchy. 

Several people are reported to have been killed, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper quotes police as saying. 
The security forces have been on alert after a migrant stabbed five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday. The authorities had warned of the danger of further attacks. 
Reports speak of one attacker. Helicopters are said to be flying over the scene and workers being unable to leave their shops. 
Munich police are telling people to avoid the area.
Source: BBC

E/R: Man, 46, grabbed with eight slabs of ‘wee’

The Police in the New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern region have arrested a 46-year-old man for possessing eight compressed slabs of marijuana also known as ‘wee’.

The man also had in his possession a half sack of uncompressed substance concealed in a travelling bag suspected to be wee.

The suspect, Kwabena Ampah, was arrested on Friday morning in an attempt to board a Toyota Hiace with registration Number ER 2412-12 in Koforidua to Moree in the Central region.

According to the New Juaben Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Richardson Kumeko, the arrest was effected upon police intelligence.

He said, during interrogation, the suspect explained that, the consignment of drugs were given to him by one Akwetey at Obawale near Klo Agogo in the Yilo Krobo District to be given to someone in the Central region.

Superintendent Kumeko stated that, the Police is investigating the matter to ensure that possible accomplices are arrested.

He added that the suspect would be processed f…

Flagstaff House declared no flying zone

The Flagstaff House and the Osu Castle have been declared a “no flying enclave” for airlines in the country.

This was contained in the new Civil Aviation Amendment Act 2016.

Additionally, passengers of domestic airlines who suffer undue delays at the airport can receive up to GHC16, 000 if they decide to take on the airline, the new act stipulated.

If the airline also causes damage to their luggage without a tangible explanation, they can also earn up to GHC4,000 in a court suit.

The act also prescribes stiffer punitive measures for airlines that breach the safety regulation of the country.

According to the Director of Legal Services of GCAA, Joyce Thompson , the cost of an accident to the industry is huge and stringent measures are needed to engender deterrence.

She told Starr Business that they also factored the international airlines into the drafting of their punitive measures.

“Let’s not forget that these penalty units are not just targeting domestic carriers or local persons, we…

GBC Workers Wild

There was an in-house peaceful protest by workers of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra yesterday following news that board members of the corporation were going to have a meeting at the premises.
The tension at Ghana’s premier broadcasting house does not appear to subside since the workers turned the heat on the board, chaired by Richard Kwame Asante, with a claim that they had lost confidence in the National Media Commission (NMC) to dissolve the board.

The staff appeared to have abandoned work and gathered at the entrance of the corporation, ostensibly to deny the board members entry to the premises.
The situation persisted for about two hours before they returned to their respective offices; but the protest could not disrupt transmission of news from both the national radio and television networks.
A member of the workers’ union told DAILY GUIDE, “The staff marched in their numbers to the main gate because they heard that the board members were to converge here …

We’re ready for December 7 elections says EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has served notice it is ready to hold the 2016 general elections on December 7, despite initial plans to bring it a month forward.

Parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to change the voting date from the traditional December 7 to November 7. After a vote on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016, 125 members voted 'Yes' in favour of the date change while 95 voted 'No' to reject the date change.  A total of 184 'Yes' votes were required to ensure that the November 7 date amendment becomes a reality.

The director of communications of the Electoral Management Body Eric Dzakpasu said maintaining the date does not upset their plans.

"Despite the demonstration of our preparedness to deliver a credible and world class elections on the proposed November 7 date, Parliament in its wisdom has decided not to pass the Amendment.

"The outcome of the voting therefore sets December 7 2016 as the day for our presidential and pa…