PHOTOS: Becca finally marries

Ghanaian songstress, Becca, has finally tied the knot today.

In the company of close family and industry friends, the artiste said “I do” to Tobi Sanni Daniel, a Nigerian who was once Ice Prince Business manager.

The simple but classy traditional wedding was held in a coded location at Airport, Accra.

The ceremony was attended by family, close friends and personalities in the Ghanaian and Nigerian entertainment industry.

About Beeca’s Music Career.

Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, Becca was a contestant on the second season of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor.

Her debut studio album, Sugar, was released in 2007; it earned her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. The album’s lead single, “You Lied to Me”, won Record of the Year at the aforementioned awards show.

Becca released her second studio album, Time 4 Me, on 16 May 2013. It features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, M.I, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm, Akwaboah.

The album was certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry of Ghana. Becca’s accolades include one Kora Award, one National Youth Achievers Award, four Ghana Music Awards, and three 4Syte TV Music Video Awards.

In 2013, she headlined the annual Girl Talk concert, which started in 2011. Becca was ranked 94 on E.tv Ghana’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in Ghana.

14 Things You Need to Know About BECCA’s Wedding and Husband Tobi Sanni-Daniel

Ghanaian songstress, Becca tied the knot with her sweetheart Tobi Sanni Daniel, a Nigerian who was once Ice Prince's Business manager.

Both the traditional and white weddings are happened today and the Traditional Wedding took place this morning at Airport, Accra.

Nigerian musician Ice Prince flew into Ghana to attend the wedding.

He is a Nigerian who was once Ice Prince's Business manager.

Her former label boss, Kiki Banson of EKB Records was in attendance.

Tobi Sanni-Daniel won Entertainment Executive of the year in 2015 at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Sannie Daniel is a first-class event manager who is very instrumental in the promotion of premium showbiz stars like Ice Prince, DJ Caise, DJ Spinal, Elderson Echie-Jile among several others

Sanni-Daniel studied Business Administration and Management at the University of Ilorin has rich working experience in the banking sector.

He worked with Triumph Bank and later moved to Liberty Bank, where he acted as the head of treasury operations, Operation Head, at the Corporate Head Office in the same bank.

He was Brands Head at Equitorial Trust Bank and Bank PHB but he eventually left the banking sector for entertainment in 2010.

His company State of Mind Entertainment (SOME) is one that attempts to manage brands with a minimum of 70% Top of Mind Awareness (TOMA) amongst industry colleagues.

Minister of Tourism Catherine Afeku, Sandra Ankobia, Yvonne Nelson, Claudia Lumor of Glitz Africa and more graced the weeding.

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DVLA to re-certify registered customised vehicles

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has announced the re-certification registered customised vehicles.

The exercise which is expected to begin from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 will see customers of the customised vehicles migrate onto a new electronic vehicle and documentation system that will enable them to enjoy better service delivery.

A statement signed and issued in Accra by the Manager, Public Relations of the DVLA, Francis Asamoah Tuffuor, on August 16, 2018 said the exercise is also meant to do away with fake customised registration of numbers in the country.

The DVLA therefore wants vehicle owners with customised registration numbers to present their registration documents to their Prestige service center at their head office for re-certification.

“Owners whose records are found to be authentic would be issued with a new certificate of title for Motor and Vehicle and a Vehicle Registration Smart Cart”, the statement in part read.

Inter-Ministerial C’ttee set to vet small scale miners

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet the registered small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining.

This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation held a press briefing to outdoor the Road Map towards the lifting of the ban at the Ministry of Information Conference on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

Three teams have been formed to simultaneously vet all small-scale mining licences in the Country.

The vetting will be supervised by the IMCIM under the leadership of Mr. Charles Bissue Presidential Staffer and Secretary to the IMCIM.

The Administrative Supervisor, Mr. Alexander Gyedu will assist the IMCIM to supervise the vetting exercise to ensure that miners provide the necessary documentation for vetting prior to the vetting exercise time and ensure effective communication between the vetting and the mapping teams.

The Fieldwork Coordinator, Dr. Joseph Gordon will ensure that the miners have prepared the grounds for the mapping teams to survey their concessions.

Each team constitute of seven members. The members are:

1. Prof. Newton Amegbey, University of Mines and Technology

2. Prof. Sulemana Al-Hassan, University of Mines and Technology

3. Prof. Richard Amankwah,  University of Mines and Technology

4. Dr. Naa Dedei Tagoe, University of Mines and Technology

5. Dr. Saviour Mantey, University of Mines and Technology.

6. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Akrofi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

7. Ing. Ransford Sekyi, Environmental Protection Agency

8. Mr. Michael Ali Sandow, Environmental Protection Agency

9. Ms. Justine Seyire-Dzadzra, Environmental Protection Agency

10. Mr. Kofi Tetteh, Minerals Commission

11. Mr. Carl Klenam Gbetie, Minerals Commission

12. Mr. Nelson Ahedor, Minerals Commission

13. Mrs. Dufie Wiredu Bremang, Water Resources Commission

14. Mr. Enoch Asare, Water Resources Commission

15. Dr. Lumor Mawuli, Water Resources Commission

16. 3 Rep. from Forestry Commission

17. 3  Rep. of Traditional Leaders

Kofi Annan: Flags to fly half-mast across Ghana, all diplomatic missions

President Akufo-Addo has directed that Ghana flags are flown at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August 2018, for a week in honor of Kofi Annan.

The former UN Secretary-General died Saturday in Switzerland after a protracted illness.

Announcing the directive in a short tribute, President Akufo-Addo described the former UN General Secretary as a “consummate international diplomat and highly respected” who “brought considerable renown “to Ghana by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.

President Akufo-Addo further stated in a statement that Annan, was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity and “undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories.”

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Kofi Annan was a consumate int’l diplomat – Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his condolence and that of the entire country to the family of Kofi Annan following his death, describing him as a “consummate international diplomat and highly respected.”

According to Akufo-Addo, the former UN Secretary-General who died in Switzerland Saturday after a short illness “brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.”

“He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity,” said President Akufo-Addo in a statement adding; “Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived.”

President Akufo-Addo has thus “directed that, in his honor, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August 2018, for one week.”

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan dead

Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is reported dead. He is said to have died in Switzerland, Saturday morning after a short illness.

Biography

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, in central Ghana, Africa, on April 8, 1938. Since 1960 Ghana has been a republic within the British Commonwealth, a group of nations dependent on Great Britain. Named for an African empire along the Niger River, Ghana was ruled by Great Britain for 113 years as the Gold Coast. Annan is descended from tribal chiefs on both sides of his family. His father was an educated man, and Annan became accustomed to both traditional and modern ways of life. He has described himself as being “atribal in a tribal world.”

After receiving his early education at a leading boarding school in Ghana, Annan attended the College of Science and Technology in the capital of Kumasi. At the age of twenty, he won a Ford Foundation scholarship for undergraduate studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he studied economics. Even then he was showing signs of becoming a diplomat, or someone skilled in international relations. Annan received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1961. Shortly after completing his studies at Macalester College, Annan headed for Geneva, Switzerland, where he attended graduate classes in economics at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales.

Early career

Following his graduate studies in Geneva, Annan joined the staff of the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations. He served as an administrative officer and as budget officer in Geneva. Later UN posts took him to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and New York City, New York. Annan always assumed that he would return to his native land after college, although he was disturbed by the unrest and numerous changes of government that occurred there during the 1970s.

Annan became the Alfred P. Sloan fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the end of his fellowship in 1972, he was awarded a master of science degree in management. Rather than return to Ghana upon graduation, he accepted a position at the UN headquarters in New York City.

Work with the UN

In 1974 he moved to Cairo, Egypt, as chief civilian personnel officer in the UN Emergency Force. Annan briefly changed careers in 1974 when he left the United Nations to serve as managing director of the Ghana Tourist Development Company.

Annan returned to international diplomacy and the United Nations in 1976. For the next seven years, he was associated with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva. He returned to the UN headquarters in New York City in 1983 as director of the budget in the financial services office. Later in the 1980s, he filled the post of assistant secretary-general in the Office of Human Resources Management and served as security coordinator for the United Nations. In 1990, he became assistant secretary-general for another department at the United Nations, the Office of Program Planning, Budget, and Finance. In fulfilling his duties to the United Nations, Annan has spent most of his adult life in the United States, specifically at the UN headquarters in New York City.

Annan had by this time filled a number of roles at the United Nations, ranging from peacekeeping to managerial, and the 1990s were no different. In 1990 he negotiated the release of hostages in Iraq following the invasion of Kuwait. Five years later, he oversaw the transition of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) to the multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), a UN peacekeeping organization. In this transfer of responsibility, operations in the former Yugoslavia were turned over to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

In recognition of his abilities, Annan was appointed secretary-general, the top post of the UN, by the UN General Assembly in December 1996. He began serving his four-year term of office on January 1, 1997. Joining him was his second wife, former lawyer Nane Lagergren of Sweden. She is the niece of the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg (1912–c.1947), who saved thousands of European Jews from the German Nazis during World War II (1939–45), when American-led forces fought against Germany, Italy, and Japan. Annan and Lagergren were married in 1985. The couple has one child.

Annan in a new world

Annan’s code of soft-spoken diplomacy was given a boost by the outcome of his talks with Saddam Hussein in 1998. UN observers wait to see how additional crises will be handled by the gentle but determined man from Ghana.

In the summer of 2001, the United Nations unanimously appointed Kofi Annan to his second five-year term as secretary-general. On October 12, 2001, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the United Nations and Kofi Annan. The Nobel citation pointed out that Annan had brought new life to the peacekeeping organization, highlighted the United Nations’s fight for civil rights, and boldly taken on the new challenges of terrorism and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS; a disease of the immune system).

Becca marries today

Ghanaian songstress, Becca, is getting married to Tobi Sanni Daniel, a Nigerian who was once Ice Prince Business manager

Both the traditional and white wedding are happening today—with the former scheduled to take place this morning at Airport, Accra.

Already, Nigerian musician Ice Prince is in Ghana to attend the wedding and several other Nigerians will be in attendance.

Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, Becca was a contestant on the second season of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor.

Her debut studio album, Sugar, was released in 2007; it earned her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. The album’s lead single, “You Lied to Me”, won Record of the Year at the aforementioned awards show.

Becca released her second studio album, Time 4 Me, on 16 May 2013. It features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, M.I, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm, Akwaboah.

The album was certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry of Ghana. Becca’s accolades include one Kora Award, one National Youth Achievers Award, four Ghana Music Awards, and three 4Syte TV Music Video Awards.

In 2013, she headlined the annual Girl Talk concert, which started in 2011. Becca was ranked 94 on E.tv Ghana’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in Ghana.

Former UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan dead

The former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died, Kasapafmonline.com can confirm.

He died in Switzerland on Saturday August 18, 2018 after a short illness.

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Government to build 21 hospitals to tackle ‘health crisis’ – Health Minister

Government is undertaking ten projects that will see the construction of some 21 hospitals across the country.

This forms part of measures to address concerns captured in Citi FM and Occupy Ghana’s petition demanding the operationalization of newly built health facilities in the country.

According to the statement, signed by the Acting Chief Director for the Ministry of Health, Nana Kwabena Adjei Mensah, out of the ten projects, the Ministry of Health will have oversight over five, while the other five will be implemented by the Bank of Ghana, Ministries of Roads, Interior, and Defence. The five projects expected to be supervised by the government are:

1.Design, construction and equipping of 2 Regional Hospitals and 6 District Hospitals by Euroget DeInvest

2.Maternity and Children’s Block at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Design, Construction, and Equipping of seven District Hospitals with Integrated IT systems by NMS Infrastructure Limited.

3. Construction and Equipping of Bekwai District hospital project

4.Construction Male and Female wards, CSSD, Laundry Theatre, Mortuary and Blocks of Flats at Akatsi District Hospital.

5.The two petitioners were also pushing for a comprehensive Emergency Response System (ERS) in Ghana, contending that the matters at hand have “reached a crisis point.”

“The matters now require drastic measures, one of which is our request herein that the President takes urgent steps to operationalize the facilities and institute the ERS throughout Ghana,” they said in their petition.

They urged the President to “put in place and publish a clear road-map with timelines for addressing the matters.”

It is the conviction of the petitioners that the facilities when operationalized, the facilities will “reduce pressure on the existing tertiary and regional referral facilities and add about a 4000-bed capacity to the existing nationwide figure of about 20,000 beds.”

The petition was forwarded to the presidency on July 25th, 2018.