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I’m Broke – John Dumelo cries

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I’m Broke – John Dumelo cries

Popular actor and newly elected opposition NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Demelo says last weekend’s parliamentary primary has left him stark broke.

According to him, huge sums of money was channeled into work in the constituency to make his victory possible but has also made him bankrupt.

He’s revealed that he undertook many philanthropic works before the party’s primaries on Saturday including paying of school fees for some people.

According to him, he does not consider those kind gestures as vote-buying as he did all that in a bid to help the people in his community.

John Dumelo waged a strong campaign to win the Parliamentary candidate slot by garnering 758 votes in the polls as against 94 votes by his contender Suzzy Afua Adoboe.

Speaking to host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM on the aftermath of the elections, John Dumelo stated that presently he doesn’t have even a dime left on him for the next round of campaign activities.

“I’m broke rough, the campaign has drained my money rough. All the cash I had has been spent on the campaign I have absolutely nothing left on me for the next round of campaigning. I’ll have to look for money elsewhere for that exercise. As I speak with you I’m laying flat on the ground, I need help to get back onto my feet. There’ll have to be voluntary contributions from my loved ones to see me through the next level of campaigning for the 2020 Parliamentary election.”

A research conducted by The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) revealed that a candidate in Ghana spent approximately GHS 390,000 (USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election during the 2016 elections.

The findings show that the cost of running for political office in Ghana went up by nearly 60% over one single electoral cycle (2012-2016). Ghana has 275 legislators which means they cumulatively spent approximately $23,650,000 to enter the law-making chamber.

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) research stated: “Between 2012 and 2016 the cost of running for political office in Ghana increased by 59%. On average candidates needed to raise approximately GHS 390,000 (approx. USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election in their constituency.

“If the cost of politics rises to unaffordable levels the danger is that politics becomes the domain of the elite and wealthy and that the motivation and incentives of MPs move from serving the public to recovering their own investment.”

The research which was done in collaboration with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) surveyed over 250 candidates and sitting MPs about their experiences in the 2012 and 2016 elections.

Source: kasapaonline.com

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Ajors and Kabus “The Home Coming” Premiers on 4th October 2019

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Ajors and Kabus “The Home Coming” Premiers on 4th October 2019

The most talk about hilarious comedy movie “Ojors and Kabus” the home coming is set to premier on 4th October 2019 at the Global Cinemas Weija- Accra.

The much anticipated full hilarious comedy movie which features Chieftainruller Antwi as Kabus and Samuel Agyei as Ojors tells a real life story of two lovely brother who came home to bury their father but the greed for the body of the deceased created enmity between them.

Ojors coming all the way from Nigeria have planned to take the body to Nigeria because that’s where he have lived most of his life and for that matter can get the necessary support and sympathizers.

On the other hand, Kabus also from Kumasi thinks he has what it takes to bury the body in Kumasi since the people of Kumasi are naturally sympathizers when it comes to funeral. Meanwhile, their elder sister “June Born” also thinks opposite. Being the eldest and can make final decision, she also feels she has the right to bury his brother in Accra.

Due to chaos and conflicts , burying of the body has become a mystery and still remains an untold story.
Catch the full glance at the premier at Global Cinemas on 4th October 7: 00 PM and 9: 00 PM respectively and experience real comedy brewed in Ghana.

Watch the Trailer below:

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We will not return any awards, our fans worked for it -Shatta Wale tells Charterhouse

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We will not return any awards, our fans worked for it -Shatta Wale tells Charterhouse

Popular Reggae-Dancehall artist Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. known in the showbiz circle as Shatta Wale has disclosed that he will not return the VGMA plaques to Charterhouse.

The “Kakai” hitmaker in an interview explained that he and Stonebwoy have no intention of returning the plaques they won on that night to Charterhouse.

According to Shatta Wale, they both worked so hard for the awards they won, so did their fans and will never return it.

He added that Charterhouse should forget about the awards, adding that they deserve it and will do anything to defend it.

“I Never Had The Chance To Hold My Awards So I Don’t Think I Will Be Returning Something I Didn’t Hold. Moreover, I Don’t Know Where And Who Took The Awards.

Aside that, Stonebwoy Or I will never return the plaques because it’s something the Fans worked very hard for, and so both us, i.e. Stonebwoy and I have to defend it. Charterhouse should forget it, we are not returning anything”, Shatta Wale stated.

It can be recalled that after the fracas that happened between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, the organizers asked the musicians to return the awards as a way of sanctioning them.

Source: ghpage.com

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Infinix and Shatta Wale join hands to rock Ghana

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Paah Paah Paah! Infinix Mobile, a premium online-driven smartphone brand which has presence in more than 30 emerging markets around the world, today announced to join hands with the African Dancehall King; Shatta Wale to rock Ghana with its latest device – HOT 8!

HOT is Infinix’s entertainment series designed for young people who are passionate about entertainment in an interconnected world. Coming in with a 5,000mAh battery, a 6.6-inch HD+ water drop display, a triple rear camera, and a DIRAC Sound & Party Mode as the key features, the HOT 8 will allow consumers to enjoy a world of entertainment at their fingertips.

Targeting at the young generations, Infinix has been committed to providing them with devices incorporated with the latest technologies and stylish design. Inheriting Infinix’s brand spirt, the HOT series has been committed to breaking the boundaries of combining the most relevant features in one device, letting customers amplify their entertainment experience in the digital space.

Speaking of the partnership with Shatta Wale, Benjamin Jiang, and Managing Director of Infinix Mobile commented: ”Shatta Wale’s fans are a group of young people across the country, Africa and even the world at large who are enthusiastic about entertainment, especially music and dancing. They are also an important target consumer group for Infinix. By engaging Shatta Wale as the ambassador for HOT 8, we aim to empower this community of young people with more entertainment experience and a world of excitement.”

Under this partnership, Infinix and Shatta Wale will initiate a range of online and offline programs to engage with fans and fuel them to enjoy the world of entertainment with their creativity. Fans in Ghana will have the chance to shake with Shatta Wale to the fullest in exciting offline events. Besides this, fans across Africa and the world will also be able to interact with Shatta Wale through creative brand and product campaigns as well as online content.

Talking about the cooperation with Infinix, Shatta Wale said: “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with Infinix. I love the brand’s spirit and HOT 8’s endeavor of empowering young customers, while amplifying their entertainment experience through breaking the boundaries of technology. With the integration of a 5,000mAh battery, a 6.6-inch display and other key functions, Infinix fans will be able to indulge themselves in boundless entertainment. HOT 8’s commitment coincides with what I have been living up to, that is to flame my fans up in the world of dancehall through breaking the boundaries of music and dancing and innovative art work. In the coming months, I will work with Infinix to make Ghana, Africa and the world dance!”

We will unveil our exciting programs soon. Paah Paah Paah! Get ready to rock!

Source: Infinix Ghana

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