10 scandals we didn’t expect in 2017

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We are left with a few days to the close of the year. This year has not been an easy one but the mercies of the lord have been our comfort.

A lot happened this year in every aspect of the economy and the country. Several scandals hit the news that shocked people in the country.

We went through some of these scandals and we will want you to know them.

Let’s actually start with what is closing the year and has got social media buzzing and talking since the week started.

1. Budget for website development pegged at GHC 80,000

The Ministry for Special Development Initiatives budgeted GHC 800,000 for the development of a website for the Ministry. With the backlash from the general public, the Minister, Hawa Koomson came out to correct the figure saying it was a mistake. She indicated that the Ministry rather budgeted GHC 80,000 for the website; an outrageous amount that has even earned her more enemies than the first figure.

2. The SSNIT Scandal

Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), spent a whopping $72 million on Operational Business Suite (OBS) in a bid to digitize the Trust. This move by SSNIT was highly criticized and sparked several debates on social media. Investigations into this scandal that hit SSNIT brought up several other scandals including the fact the head of IT at the institution possessed fake certificates.

3. A Plus accuses Deputy Chiefs of Staff of corruption 

The Flagstaff house was not left out of the numerous scandals in 2017. They were accused of being corrupt and engaging in some shady deals. This issue came to the attention of the President who asked that it be probed to bring finality to the issue. In the end, the two deputy chiefs of staff were vindicated.

4. In Entertainment, Afia Schwarzenegger was caught in bed with another man by her husband

The controversial Afia Schwarzenegger was caught he bad sleeping with another man by her husband. This issue generated several controversies which have now ended in court. Afia has since ended her marriage and has started a foundation called “leave to Live”.

5. Shatta Wale slapped his bodyguard

The Dancehall King got embroiled in a scandal which could have undone him if he didn’t have the support of his people. Shatta Wale during a performance slapped his bodyguard. This action by Shatta Wale was heavily criticized by people calling on the bodyguard to report him to the police. But trust SM fans, they covered their king up.

6 And Christabel Ekeh’s new brand

Actress, Christabel gave her Instagram followers a treat of their life when she intentionally shared nude photos of herself. The actress responding as to why she shared the photos indicated that it represented her new brand she is putting out there.

7. Some celebrities allegedly slide into inbox of ladies to seek for s*x

Some celebrities including Abeiku Santana, Sammy Awuku, Kojo Yankson and others were accused by some ladies who according to them the celebrities move to them in their inbox on social media to harass them for sex. This is issue dominated national discourse for days in the country till it went to rest.

8. John Dumelo steals the country’s V8

Another scandal for the year 2020 is the John Dumelo V8 saga. The actor was pursued by the country for stealing a V8 that belonged to the country. Dumelo after several weeks handed over the car to the state.

9. When flies play with Rashida’s thing

The country was left in a state of shock when a nude video of Rashida Black beauty hit the internet. What was even fascinating was the fact that flies were on a feast on her v*gina. This video went viral and sparked several discussions on social media.

10. Nana Addo’s administration hit with plagiarism claims

The Akufo-Addo led administration started their governance, not on a very strong footing. The President after his speech on the day of his inauguration was hit by a scandal of plagiarism. The president was subjected to both local and international humiliation.

“Though
our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. Ghanaians have been a
restless, questing, hopeful people. And we must bring to our task today the
vision and will of those who came before us.”
At his 1993
inauguration, ex-US President Bill Clinton said:
“Though
our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. And Americans have ever been
a restless, questing, hopeful people. We must bring to our task today the
vision and will of those who come before us.”
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