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Anglican Church Accepts Same-S3x Marriages – Archbishop of Canterbury To Ghanaian Members

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Anglican Church Accepts Same-S3x Marriages - Archbishop of Canterbury To Ghanaian Members

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on Ghanaian members of the Anglican Church to soften their stance on same-sex unions.

He said the church abide by the traditional dictates of the Bible, however, it is against the persecution against homosexuals and same-sex marriages.

In a statement to the church, Justin Welby said the anti-LGBTQI Bill before the Ghanaian Parliament goes against what the global church believes in.

Welby, who is the global leader of the Anglican faith made his views known in a statement issued on October 26, 2021; when the Parliament of Ghana reconvened to consider a number of bills among which is the bill unofficially tagged, the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.

In his statement titled: “Archbishop of Canterbury’s statemnt on Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ Bill,” Welby said: “… on numerous occasions the Primates of the Anglican Communion have stated their opposition to the criminalisation of same-sex attracted people: most recently, and unanimously, in the communique of the 2016 Primates’ Meeting.

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“I remind our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Ghana of these  commitments.”

Adding: “We are a global family of churches, but the mission of the church is the same in every culture and country: to demonstrate, through its actions and words, God’s offer of unconditional love to every human being through Jesus Christ.”

He said he was gravely concerned about the draft Bill given it contravened Anglican doctrines specifically the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I:10 and and the Primates’ meeting of 2016 which he referred to above.

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The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 seeks to criminalize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+)activities in the country.

The bill threatens the very existence of LGBTQI people, meaning that they are perpetually put in a position where they are subjected to physical and psychological violence endorsed by the state.

If the Bill is passed by parliament, President Nana Akufo-Addo could either sign it into law or veto it.

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Marwako Food Poisoning: Authority Has No Mandate To Demand Compensation For Victims – FDA

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Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)’s Director of Legal says they cannot demand compensation for victims of the alleged food poisoning at Marwako’s East Legon branch.

Joseph Bennie said the Authority has no mandate to pressure for amends in cash from the eatery to the affected persons.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh, monitored by GhArticles.com, Bennie said the FDA can carry out sanctions in the form of ”a ban, fine, caution, or prosecution” in such cases.

The Acting Director’s comments come amid widespread reports of food poisoning at Marwako’s East Legon branch on social media, leading to the closure of the restaurant.

He said the closure of the eatery was to prevent an escalation of reported cases of food poisoning.

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Speaking on the investigations, Joseph Bennie said the FDA is yet to establish the cause of the food poisoning. ”Investigations will conclude in not less than a week or more,” he told YEN.comgh, sighted by GhArticles.com.

As previously reported that the management of Marwako has appealed to the FDA to open other branches closed down following complaints of food poisoning at its East Legon branch.

PRO for Marwako Fast Food Ltd, Mohammed Amin Lamptey, said while the popular food business accepts the decision of the FDA, the industry regulator, it is only fair for the affected branch to be shut down.

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”The FDA shut down of our branches is quite unfortunate and it is really something that is going to create another problem for Mawako Fast Foods Limited. In as much as we all know that it is an isolated case…we thought that the FDA will focus on the East Legon branch,” Lamptey told reporters on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

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Reduce 1.5% E-levy Rate — ISSER To Gov’t

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The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) wants the government to reduce the rate of the controversial electronic transfer levy.

According to ISSER, the government must consider a downward adjustment between 0.5% and 0.75% adding that the 1.5% on all electronic transfers is punitive.

The Director of the institute, Professor Peter Quartey, speaking on the topic: “Harnessing stakeholder engagement and feedback for research impact” at the 2022 ISSER Road Show at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) said with the current 1.5% rate, the government’s goal of mobilizing about GH¢4.1 billion would be missed as more people would avoid using the platform but instead use alternative methods to avoid paying the tax.

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He stated that “The 1.5% E-transaction levy rate is punitive and should be revised downwards to between 0.5% and 0.75% to allow more people to use the service and avoid eroding the gains made in digital financial inclusion.”

The E-levy was introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget for basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions.

The levy has sparked controversy because of its impact on mobile money transactions and the impoverished Ghanaians that use it.

 

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Heavy Downpour Leaves Some Parts Of Accra Flooded Again

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Some parts of Accra got flooded Saturday morning following a brief downpour.

Areas such as Kaneshie First Light, Abbosey Okai and Adabraka Sahara, Dansoman, and Odorkor were affected by the floods.

The situation resulted in heavy vehicular traffic in different parts of Accra.

Motorists were left with no choice but to abandon their vehicles after their cars and motorbikes got choked in the floods.

Ghanaians have as usual expressed their anger and lamented at how a little rainfall causes floods.

Some Ghanaians who were affected by the floods quickly took to social media to lament the situation.

The video below shows the floods on the main Kaneshie highway in front of the market.

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