The year under review 2018 was a very busy one in Ghana with some people enjoying successes and happy moments, whilst others mourned for the loss of a loved one, a job or some money.
Societywatch.net brings to you the Part 2 of our reportage on those moments.
1. The rise of new kids in the block KiDi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and Kwesi Arthur
Ghana’s Music industry saw the emergence of the 4 strong K’s (KiDi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and Kwesi Arthur) who came in very strong and showed that they meant business.
These 4 singers all have very good voices, vibes, flows and their individual unique styles of music. It’s no surprise that they have hit songs which still ring in the minds of music lovers including “Grind day” from Kwesi Arthur, “Confusion” from Kuami Eugene, “Adiepena” from KiDi and “CCTV” from King Promise.
2. The arrest of Dr. Obengfo after the demise of Deputy NEIP CEO Madam Stacy
Owner and Doctor in charge of the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre known as Obengfo Hospital was arrested in May and charged with the murder of Madam Stacy Offei Darko who was the deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP).
This was after the mysterious death of Stacy Darko which led to suspicions and allegations of illegal activities going on at the facility.
Dr. Dominic Obeng Andoh is believed to have undergone only a two weeks training course on plastic surgery in Florida, USA.
And from reports, most of his clients have been left with either unhealed scars or have become incapacitated in one way or the other.
3. Menzgold (Nana Appiah Mensah)
Nana Appiah Mensah took Ghana by storm when he all of a sudden started investing in different ventures. One of such ventures was Menzgold Gold Dealership Company limited, a gold merchandising company.
Menzgold gave their customers the opportunity to buy gold and reinvest the gold in an account which was paying as high as 120% interest on purchases per anum. Juicy as the deal was, many people invested heavily into the scheme and were enjoying their dividends until the Bank of Ghana and the Securities and Exchange Commission decided to strike at Menzgold. These regulatory bodies raised concerns that Menzgold was operating illegally by receiving deposits, something they were not licensed to engage in.
There were court orders and writs circulating on social media between these three entities
That is when the woes of Menzgold started. Up to date, principals of customers have not been paid them.
4. The Arrest of Koku Anyidoho
Former Deputy National General Secretary for the leading opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho was arrested by plained-clothed officers in May for saying that the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo would be overthrown through a civilian coup d’etat.
This was in the wake of Ghana’s Military corporation agreement with the United States of America, which many Ghanaians were against.
5. Ghana hosting the Total Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament
Ghana hosted the 11th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations tournament at two venues, Accra and Cape Coast.
The tournament which was played between 17th November and 1st December 2018 saw the Super Falcons of Nigeria winning the 8-Team tournament.