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June 4 outfitted demo: Captain Smart ‘exposed’ by WhatsApp discussion

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Barker-Vormawor authors demo notice to Police

Captain Smart disagrees with portions of the letter

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Police turn down request of group to hold demo on June 4th

Captain Smart, host of Onua FM Morning Show, is on record to have said he is not aware of any letter by his group, #FixTheCountry Movement, notifying the Ghana Police Service of a planned demonstration on Saturday, June 4, in which they [protestors] requested to hold weapons and to hire private security personnel.

The Accra Regional Police Command named him [Captain Smart] together with Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah, Benjamin Darko, and Oliver Barker-Vormawor in a letter they received notifying them of a planned three-day demonstration.

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The group indicated that the demonstration was to start on Saturday, June 4, 2022, adding that they intended to contract a private security company to protect them.

“That the demonstrators and the contracted private security personnel will be armed with weapons.

“That the armed demonstrators will picket at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Ghana Police Headquarters.

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“That at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), they will demand to speak directly to the nation on GTV and layout their grievances,” the police said in their statement indicating that they cannot ‘shepherd’ such a demonstration.

Reacting to this on 3FM on Wednesday, June 1, Captain Smart denied knowledge of the said letter and its content.

According to him, he never signed such a letter and charged the police to arrest and deal with whoever was behind the letter.

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“Yes, we want the right things to be done, things are not right in this country, but I don’t support violence and not in any way will I, want to have a blade in my hand to demonstrate; we did the first demonstration without even a stick… whoever wrote that letter is sick,” he stated.

“…and then if I am a convener and you want to write a letter on behalf of all the conveners, courtesy demands that at least let me know the content of the letter you are sending on our behalf,” Smart added.

But it has emerged that, Captain Smart was privy to the contents of the letter that the members of the #FixTheCountry Movement sent to the police.

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GhanaWeb sighted a purported WhatsApp screenshot between one of the protest leaders, Oliver Barker-Vormawor and Captain Smart.

Barker-Vormawor, who was the one who wrote the letter on behalf of his colleagues had sent the pdf soft copy of the letter to Captain Smart on WhatsApp, with the letter saved as “Notice to the Police”.

Barker-Vormawor wrote, “Captain, this is the notice to the police.”

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Captain Smart replied, “Great”.

Oliver Barker-Vormawor followed up with a need for amendment: “hold on, I have decided to add more things to make it more scary.”

Then, Captain Smart replied, “Ok boss.”

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Ghanaweb, however, cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the said WhatsApp conversation screenshot shared by Oliver Barker-Vormawor.

Background

#FixTheCountry served a notice to the Police on their decision to embark on a demonstration against the Agyapa deal, cessation of the Achimota Forest Reserve and to press home the need to protect the sanctity of the country’s security.

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In their notice, they requested to be allowed to contract private security personnel to protect the demonstrators.

Among other things, they also notified the Police that the demonstrators and the contracted private security personnel will be armed with weapons.

Also, they stated that the armed demonstrators will picket at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Ghana Police Headquarters.

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At GBC, they will demand to speak directly to the nation on GTV and layout their grievances.

But the Police in a statement noted that they are unable to provide security for a demonstration which is in flagrant violation of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 49) and has the potential to result in a breach of public order and public safety.

According to the Police, they have reached out to the organisers to reconsider their proposal and work with the Police towards the organisation of a lawful, peaceful and successful demonstration.

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“We wish to assure the public that in the interest of public safety and security, the Police are putting in place all necessary measures to ensure that unauthorised persons do not march on the streets with weapons.”

Source :ghanaweb.com

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Joy Entertainment is now official media partner of Ghana DJ Awards Festival

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Merqury Republic Africa have announced a partnership with Joy Entertainment, Ghana’s number one urban entertainment media conglomerate, for the 1oth annual Ghana DJ Awards Festival.

Continuing a famed reputation for dedicated support to the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment Industry, Joy Entertainment will, with enthusiasm and professionalism, oversee all related publicity initiatives, targeted at making the 10th edition of Ghana DJ Awards Festival a huge success. This will be effectively executed via Joy FM, Joy Prime, Hitz FM, Joy News, MyJoyOnline.com and all social media platforms.

This new partnership will give music fans the opportunity to enjoy comprehensive updates on the Ghana DJ Awards festival throughout the season, across the full breadth of Joy Entertainment platforms.

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Known as Africa’s biggest DJ festival, Ghana DJ Awards is the biggest celebration of today’s hottest urban music which throws spotlight on DJs and music artistes who keep music alive.

With on-air support, co-curation support and offering of talents by Joy Entertainment, the partnership is expected to deliver the highest form of entertainment and information for Ghanaians and audiences in the diaspora.

In addition, all the lined activities for the Ghana DJ Awards Festival and TV/Radio broadcast will be in association with Joy 99.7fm, Hitz 103.9fm, Joy Prime, Joy News, MyJoyOnline.com and other key partners.

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“We have been supportive of the Ghana DJ Awards here and there. But this time round, we are coming with everything.

It’s 10 years, and we have helped nurture it here and there, but now is time to celebrate; it’s a festival – and so we are coming on board with the power of Joy Entertainment. What it means is that you are going to have Joy FM, Hitz FM, Joy Prime, MyJoyonline, Joy News and all our social media platforms.

Everybody is going to be on board for us to make this festival a very big one”, Edem knight-Tay, head of programmes at Joy FM, remarked during an interview with I.B Ben Bako after the official signing of the partnership agreement on Friday.

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“We’re thrilled to partner with a powerhouse in the Radio, TV and new media industry like the Multimedia Group, to bring new life and a fresh perspective to the Ghana DJ Awards Festival music entertainment experience,” stated Eve-Ann Duncan, events coordinator, Merqury Republic Africa.

Ghana DJ Awards festival programming includes the nationwide Pub Fest, DJ Clinic, Fan Fest, nominees jam and the main awards night which climaxes the celebration.


Source:http://Sintim Media 

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