Rapper Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, popularly referred to as Amerado Burner is beseeching Ghanaians who do not support the ‘Kumerica’ craze not to condemn it. Speaking to MzGee on TV3 New Day, the ‘Twaso’ rapper, who insists he is “a proud Kumerican” said the concerns raised by some Ghanaians, that the tag derived from America demeans the culture and heritage of the people of Kumasi, are not valid. “The kind of dressing that we put out, our language, we are sitting her speaking English so if we are trying to like copy the lifestyle of people and finding the means to project our culture, what is wrong with it?…what is all this culture, culture thing, it is Kumerica, it is Kumasi and we are just projecting our people through this movement…. We should just be positive about this thing and help the boys who are trying to put the drill music out there. I support them 100%”…I am a Kumerican, a pure Kumasi guy and I always want to represent Ghana in a positive way, if you cannot support the movement please don’t condemn it”. He explained. The rapper was featured alongside Reggie Rockstone, Ypee, Yaa Jackson and some other rappers on media personality Zionfelix’s track dubbed Kumerica.
THE LEBANON #EVACUEES BROUHAHA.
READ THIS SIDE OF THE ISSUE. I TRIED REACHING THE GENTLEMAN WHO POSTED THE VIDEO ON +393512939287, BUT WOULDN’T RESPOND TO MY CALLS.
LET’S NOT IN OUR RUSH TO BREAK STORIES DESTROY OUR OWN OFFICIALS IN THE PROCESS.
NOT ALL OFFICIALS AT OUR FOREIGN MISSIONS ARE ANGELS, BUT SOME ARE BREAKING THEIR BACKS TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRYFOLKS.
Information reaching me indicates that the storyline as told the so called journalist does not reflect what really happened.
The Ambassador in question, who is resident in Cairo, but concurrently accredited to Lebanon and Sudan, moved to Beirut about 5 weeks ago to assist destitute Ghanaian domestic workers who have been calling for help to return to their country. Through the Ghana Mission in Cairo that he heads, the government of Ghana accepted to organize free flights to airlift these stranded Ghanaians from Lebanon.
Whilst the process of organizing the free flights was going on, some individuals who desperately wanted to return home without further delay, called the Ghana Consulate in Beirut to request if special flights could be organized for them. The consulate, after shopping around got Middle East Airline (MEA) to agree to a fare of US$400 for the flight of 19th June involving 200 persons, and subsequently US$500 for the MEA special flights of 28th and 30th July. For the latter two flights, the Lebanese Ghanaian community in Ghana and Lebanon sponsoring 60 out of 350 of these domestic workers on the above flights.
The fare paid to MEA in Beirut was done through the consulate that did the registration of those who couldn’t wait for the Government free flight. With permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador took advantage of these flights to pay for the most vulnerable of these domestic workers who were suffering from varying types and degrees of illnesses, to bring them home.
The first completely free chattered, flights sponsored by government of Ghana and supported by private individuals such as Hon Kennedy Agyapong and others, will start on 11th August (308 pax) and 13th Aug (308 pax). When the ambassador told the lady in the audio that she should come to the consulate with her passport and now they’re not going to pay any fare, he was referring to the free flight being arranged.
The #Ambassador_HE_Dr_Hammond was giving his best to alleviate the suffering of those sisters. Money never changed hands and entered his pockets because the flight that brought the lady the journalist interviewed was a commercial flight and not the free shuttle being organized by the government.
¤¤¤ Nash Doe Adamah
Ps. Let the establishment know that I’m taking my leave for 2020, not “your accumulated 123 days” directive. I may come back or not, depending on my family.
Open letter to the people of Volta region…!
Fellow Voltarians, the NPP has always held the view that Volta region is not part of Ghana. By now, I’m sure you all know they don’t recognize Voltarians as legitimate citizens of Ghana. Their hatred for us is well chronicled and documented.
In their attempt to entrench the impression that we’re not Ghanaians, they conducted a dubious investigation into our electoral data in 2015 and came out to say that lots of electorates on the voters register from the Volta region were not Ghanaians but citizens of Togo.
They said 10% work done on our voters register and that of Togo using facial recognition technology indicated that 76,000 Togolese were on Ghana’s electoral register, and there’s 90% of work left to be done which will reveal more Togolese on our voters register.
Follow voltarians, up to date, they’ve not been able to support their completed 10% discovery with empirical evidence, not to even talk about the remaining 90% of their investigations.
Today, heading into the 2020 elections, they’ve taken their hatred to another level. They want to disenfranchise Voltarians. As we speak, Military and other security operatives (most of whom are party thugs), armed to the teeth are deployed by Akufo Addo to the region to intimidate electorates.
My brothers and sisters, why Volta? This is a war against Volta. How many of you have passport? How many of you have Ghana card? Akufo Addo know that the way to cripple the NDC and compromise the future of our children is to disenfranchise and intimidate us.
Are you not tired of the persistent insult and attack from the NPP on us? Don’t be fooled by the pretence of their parliamentary candidates in the region – they don’t care. They say we’re not Ghanaians, so, see Voltarians who’re supporting NPP in the region as traitors.
The only way to have our peace of mind to participate in the development of Ghana and the region is by saying #NO to NPP – and the only way we can say no to them is by coming out in our numbers to register so we can vote them out on Dec 7th. Enough is enough!!!
Let’s make Volta Region Great, thank you…!
Is Coronavirus going to be a blessing in disguise?
The panacea that we need? As the rod that’s gonna straighten the recalcitrant child?
Are we going to learn lessons that make us dependent on each other?
That the individualistic attitudes and goals of achieving the wealth of the planet for only ourselves is totally wrong?
Not surprising that what everyone wants at this point in time is food, water and shelter. Clothing not even counting as one of the basics.
Can we come out of this pandemic a better humanity?
The British, Italians and the Spanish have suffered enough. China bore the initial pain. The whole world of the technologically advanced and the shithole countries are in this together.
We’re all in this together. Let’s stop building the wall. It’s not worth it.
COVID-19 has taught us a bitter lesson.
Sorry to break this news.
Little WOENYAM Agbekorvi breathed his last this morning.
It’s like I lost my son.
Thank you all for your best wishes and the wish to contribute.
God bless you all.