Leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has admonished christians all over the world to dedicate their lives to the service of God and avoid fear as the world battles with the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 65,000 people globally.
The Pope who has been under quarantine and restricted to the number of people he meets daily due to the strong presence of the disease in Italy, held today’s Palm Sunday mass in front of an empty auditorium in the Vatican city.
In a series of Tweets, the Catholic church leader said;
”Dear young people, feel called yourselves to put your lives on the line. Do not be afraid to devote your life to God and to others; it pays!For life is a gift we receive only when we give ourselves away, and our deepest joy comes from saying yes to love, without ifs and buts #WYD”
‘God saved us by serving us. We often think we are the ones who serve God. No, he is the one who freely chose to serve us, for he loved us first. It is difficult to love and not be loved in return. And it is even more difficult to serve if we do not let ourselves be served by God.’
‘Jesus experienced total abandonment in a situation he had never before experienced in order to be one with us in everything. He did it for me, for you, to say to us: “Do not be afraid, you are not alone. I experienced all your desolation in order to be ever close to you”.
‘The Father upheld Jesus in his service. He did not take away the evil that crushed him, but rather strengthened him in his suffering so that our evil could be overcome by good, by a love that loves to the very end. #PalmSunday ‘
Rev. Obofuor Under Fire As A Businessman Drags Him To Court For Defrauding Him Ghc 190,000
Founder and general overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofuor has been dragged to Accra High court by a businessman for defrauding him in the tune of Ghc 190,000.
Charles Frimpong, claims he had a power plant deal with the man of God which costs Ghc 70,000 which he did not pay upfront but requested another one be brought to him, taking his bill to Ghc 140,000. He said that Obofuor again requested for a transmitter which cost Ghc 90,000, bringing his total bill to Ghc 230,000.
Out of the total amount owed, Charles claims that the pastor has paid only Ghc 40,000 and has refused to pay the rest of the amount owed ie Ghc 190,000. The court is yet to pronounce judgment on the case.
WATCH The Emotional Moment American Protesters Sing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ Song As They March For George Floyd
The black communities in America are still marching in all the 50 States to demand justice for George Floyd. In the new footage, the charged protestors can be seen in a video singing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ in a manner that will definitely give you goosebumps.
George Floyd was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020, after a white cop knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed and struggling for breath.
Most of the demonstrations over the past eight days have been peaceful, except isolated cases of clashes with the police in some areas. Meanwhile, all the white officers who contributed to the death of George Floyd have officially been charged.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 3, 2020
Watch Americans were spotted singing Burna Boy’s hit track “Ye” while walking on the streets with placards that read “Black Lives Matter.“
— OneMusicNaija (@onemusicnaija1) June 4, 2020
Tourism Sector Records $171 Million Loss During Coronavirus Pandemic : Minister
The tourism and hospitality sectors have recorded a $171 million loss in revenue due to the adverse impact of coronavirus.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, made this known to the media on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Information Ministry’s press briefing.
She was outlining the guidelines for the easing of restrictions in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
According to her, the loss was recorded from March 2020 to June 2020.
She the amount was arrived at after doing a detailed calculation of tourists spent over the years.
She says in 2018, spending per tourist amount to $2,781.
In 2019, spending per tourist was $2,931 in 2020.
Those spendings, she says, have been lost in 2020 due to the pandemic.
According to her, such monies were spent on hotels, buying food, going to beaches, among others.
She indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on Ghana’s tourism and hospitality sectors.
However, she indicated an amount of $4 million has been earmarked for the redevelopment of tourism sites and destinations in Ghana.
Additionally, $5 million has been budgeted for tourism sites supports, she told the media.
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