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Nana Addo Cuts Sod For Creative Arts SHS; Names It After Kufuor

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Plans are underway for the construction of a Creative Arts Senior High School, to be located at Kwadaso, in the Ashanti Region.

Pursuant to this objective, President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction on Sunday, 1st December 2019.

At the sod-cutting ceremony, he expressed the government’s resolve to grow the creative industry in various ways.

“We reaffirm our commitment to the growth of the creative arts industry by cutting the sod for the construction of the very first Senior High School in Ghana dedicated solely to the industry,” he said.

According to Nana Addo, the government has plans of putting up more of such schools across the country, to give many young people access to creative arts education.

“I have every confidence that this school will serve as an important beacon for many young and talented people, seeking a fulfilling career in the creative arts,” he intimated.

He, therefore, admonished stakeholders of the industry to avail themselves when their services are needed a new school.

The President said the school “takes its initial steps in order to ensure that a legacy of excellence is passed on to the younger generation within a clear and solid framework.”

He further stated that “there could be no more fitting place for the siting of the first of many of such edifices than the ancient, vibrant city of Kumasi, famed for its rich pedigree of culture, music, dance, folklore and drama.”

The New Patriotic Party in the 2016 manifesto pledged to promote, at the regional and district levels, literature, music, dance and drama competitions, particularly in schools and colleges.

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Chairman Wontumi Threatens To Mention Names Of People Who Killed Ex-Prez Atta Mills

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Ranking member and Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, widely known as Chairman Wontumi has threatened to give up names of people connected to the death of former president John Evans Atta Mills.

Known for standing by his assertions, Chairman Wontumi has threatened to tell the issues surrounding the death of the president ie, the cause of death, people involved, and the place he died.

Not too long ago, the son of the late president publicly disclosed that none of the family members have knowledge of his father’s death….. Could this mean there is vital information being hidden from the family and the public?

Well, the unreserved politician is prepared to name and shame people responsible for the death of the former predident and all other people killed under the former government’s admimistration.

He said; ”I am ready to reveal names of all persons killed under John Mahama regime and the people who were contracted to commit such murders”.

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Missed Samini’s Virtual Concert? WATCH It Here Again

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Samini is a name to fear in Ghana when it comes to live performances. With a career spanning 2 decades and still counting, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, has outlived himself only the music circles to an appreciable level that fans and critics put him in a “Living Legend” Status.

Beating the odds and raising the bar even higher for his contemporaries last weekend on Saturday, May 30, 2020, he performed for almost 3 hours with live band straight from Canada.

Dubbed “SAMINI’s Untamed Virtual Concert”, the celebrated proud Dagaati Youth Chief (Pebilii Naa, Samini), rocked audience across the world with swooning Vocals and melodies song after song from his international award winning and Billboard.com charting album “Untamed” — a strictly one drop (Reggae) Album he released on December 22, 2018.

Samini wouldn’t do a full live band set without veering into some of his timeless classics. He wove through finely crafted melodies of some of his old songs to current singles as well and it all felt like he had a full live audience before him but all was streamed over the Internet. Dozens of plausible comments registered from the live stream and after the show by fans and critics on social media. Below is what you missed, you can still watch it here.

Samini has been ‘locked up’ in quarantine in Canada (with his family) since March 2020 during the corona virus pandemic and since hasn’t returned. The virtual concert came right in time to serenade his fans who’ve been starved for a while now. You can stream his “UNTAMED” Album here: http://smarturl.it/fbgca5

Below are some of the photos from his power-packed virtual concert to close the month of May.

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Judge Sets Bail At $750,000 Each For The Three Other Minneapolis Ex-Officers Accused Of Aiding And Abetting In Death Of George Floyd

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A judge has set bail at $750,000 each for the three other Minneapolis ex-officers charged with aiding and abetting in the killing of George Floyd.

The officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng made their first appearances in Hennepin County District Court as friends, relatives, and celebrities gathered for George Floyd memorial service in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Police Department fired them last week, along with Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death.

The white police officer was filmed in a viral video pinning down Floyd and pressing his knee into his neck, ignoring the African American man’s pleas that he can’t breathe, until he stopped moving.

Attorney Earl Gray, representing Lane argued for lower bail and told the court that Chauvin was the training officer for Lane and Kueng, who had been on the job just four and three days respectively.

Judge sets bail at $750,000 each for the three other Minneapolis ex-officers accused of aiding and abetting in death of George Floyd

“What was my client supposed to do but follow what his training officer said? Is that aiding and abetting a crime?” Gray asked.

Attorneys for Kueng and Thao did not address the merits of the charges in court and told reporters afterward that they declined to comment on the case for now out of respect for Floyd’s family on the day of his first memorial service.

Judge Paul Scoggin set their next court dates for June 29.

If convicted, Chauvin faces a maximum of 40 years in prison on the murder count and 10 years for manslaughter. Under Minnesota law, aiding and abetting second-degree murder is equivalent to a second-degree murder charge, meaning Thao, Lane, and Kueng face the same potential penalties as Chauvin if convicted.

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