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Nana Addo sworn in as president of GhanaFinally, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as the president of Ghana, and like previous inaugurations, Ghanaians have had a lot to talk about all day. Here are some of the fun highlights from the events surrounding the inauguration.

The 11 power quotes

1. I will protect the public purse. We will provide vision and direction.

2. I ask you to be citizens, not spectators:; citizens, not subjects.

3. It is time to make sure that there is a true separation of powers in our arms of government.

4. I will not let you, the people of Ghana, down.

5. The change we have voted for has to start with each individual. I ask you to be responsible citizens.

6. It is time to define what being a Ghanaian ought to mean. Being a Ghanaian must mean you sign up to a definable code of conduct.

7. I shall protect the public purse by insisting on value for money in all transactions.

8. I see exciting times ahead, the rule of law will be the underlining tenet of our governance.

9. We should learn and accept that we do not own the land, but hold in trust for future generations.

10. State coffers are not the spoils for victorious political parties. I promise to protect the public purse.

11. After 60 years of independence, we no longer have any excuse for being poor.

The viral cough

Nana Addo’s inauguration speech grabbed the attention of Ghanaians and indeed the world. And well so did the unmissable coughing that interrupted his speech.  It appeared the President needed some water to drink while delivering his long speech but there wasn’t any available, resulting in his intermittent coughing and apologies for coughing.

The coughing went viral social media, spiraling into a #CoughChallenge

George Bush’s missing quotes

Big deal…still inspiring

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Nana Addo’s speech has been cited for lifting portions of a previous speech by former American president, George Walker Bush.  Several NDC supporters and members have mocked Nana Addo on social media accusing him of plagiarizing Bush’s speech.

The Director Of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin has apologized for what he calls a complete oversight in the inaugural speech of President Akuffo-Addo.

“My attention has been drawn to references being made to a statement in the speech delivered by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at his swearing in on Saturday, January 7, 2017, which was not duly acknowledged.

I unreservedly apologise for the non-acknowledgement of this quote to the original author. It was a complete oversight, and never deliberate. It is insightful to note that in the same speech were quotes from J.B Danquah, Dr. K.A. Busia, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the Bible which were all duly attributed and acknowledged.”NPP explains plagiarism in Nana Addo's speech

Meanwhile a little more eduction from online suggests that even President Bush does not have any rights to claim on the quotes. The phrase or sentence came from Christian Lindke and even before he published his book “Citizens, Not Spectators, A Democracy in Action Civic Education Curriculum for High School Students” which had that re-phrase sentence “…I ask you to be citizens: Citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building communities of service and a nation of character…”, it was made known by Wilson Woodrow the 28th President of the US (1913 to 1921), in a book by By John Milton Cooper, Jr Who made it known in Biography of the American President, Published by Knopf Doubleday.

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The premiere of the most anticipated Ghanaian crime action thriller; The Agency, postponed to December 2

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We wish to officially announce that Ghana’s most anticipated crime action thriller, The Agency, initially scheduled to premiere on October 1, 2022, has been postponed to December 2, 2022.

This difficult decision became necessary due to some challenges, including a planned renovation by Silverbird Cinemas, commencing two days after the premiere of The Agency movie and lasting about a week. Meaning that subsequent showings of The Agency in the cinema would have to be suspended for the entire duration of the renovation. From a business perspective, this is not prudent as a break in screening would water down the impact we anticipate audience reviews after the premiere will make, while potentially affecting revenue as well. Hence, the need to postpone to a more suitable date.

In considering suitable dates, we had to ensure that the new date was not set too close to or on the same day as any major local or international event and or movie releases. This is also important because it can adversely affect our premiere. After extensive consultations and careful consideration, it became clear that The Agency should premiere in December.

Coincidentally, the National Film Authority called on Cine-God Studios to discuss the Ghana Cinema Week slated for December 2022. The ten (10) day event seeks to revive the Ghanaian cinema culture by encouraging Ghanaians to watch Ghanaian films at various venues across the country. By supporting and participating in this initiative, we get a golden opportunity to access more screens; which means we get to bring the The Agency movie closer to more film lovers across Ghana faster than we initially scheduled.

In all, we believe that this postponement provides an opportunity for us to entertain film lovers without compromising on returns for our investor; a win-win situation.

The Agency is a crime-action thriller movie which tells the story of a very powerful government security agency, which was formed to handle the government’s top-secret operations but which gets corrupted under the leadership of a highly connected female government appointee who uses the agency for back-door business dealings, hence, causing the emergence of a group of highly skilled individuals to embark on a self-sanctioned perilous mission to end the corruption and abuse. It was Executive produced by Amin Ramart and directed by Abu Iddris.

We therefore take the opportunity to apologize for any inconveniences caused and encourage the public to turn out in their numbers on December 2, 2022 for the premiere at Silverbird Cinemas (Accra Mall and West Hills mall) and subsequent showings at venues near them.

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Wendy Shay Set To Drop ‘Enigma’ EP Following Her ‘Survivor’ From Heartbreak

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Award-winning Ghanaian songstress, Wendy Addo, who is popularly called Wendy Shay is set to drop her first EP titled ‘Enigma’.A simple search of the meaning of ‘Enigma’ in any dictionary brings up the meaning; ‘a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand,’ which is to suggest that Wendy Shay is about to tell the story of how difficult it is for people to understand her unorthodox brand. (more…)

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