THE U.N. ACCUSES BLACKSTONE OF HOUSING CRISIS

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

One of the world’s largest real estate companies Blackstone Group, was called out by the United Nations Housing Advisor.

Blackstone was accused of taking advantage of its tenants, inflating housing prices, and charging expensive fees to do basic repairs.

According to the Guardian.com

“government officials in Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and the US, Farha and Deva accused private equity and asset management firms like Blackstone and its subsidiaries of undertaking “aggressive evictions” to protect its rental income streams, shrinking the pool of affordable housing in some areas, and effectively pushing low and middle-income tenants from their homes.”

In recent years Blackstone has grown massively, by buying hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the globe, in regions like North America, Latin America, Europe and parts of Asia.

For additional information use link below:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/26/blackstone-group-accused-global-housing-crisis-un

MICHIGAN ENDS WATER SUBSIDIES PROGRAM

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The leadership in Michigan, officially ended a program that was subsidizing water bills in Flint.
The program that was originally implemented to subsidize water cost for those most affected by the Flint water lead contamination.

According to Abc news:

Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, told ABC News today that tests conducted on Flint’s tap water in the past three months found that it meets all federal standards, although state officials recommend the use of filters as a precaution. The state is providing the filters.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver stated the “city was caught off guard,” and claimed they state had originally promised to continue payments until the 31st of March.

For additional information use link below:

https://newsone.com/3684050/michigan-state-burdens-flint-residents-with-water-bills-amid-more-health-fears/

MASSIVE FLOOD KILLS SEVERAL IN GHANA (PRAY4GHANA)

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By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

In the past four days huge amount of rainfall has flooded the streets of Accra, the capital city of Ghana, west Africa. Reportedly killing between 10-12 people, so far in the southern regions of The small nation.

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Rescue workers in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

It has been reported that 185mm of rainfall dropped on the capital on sunday, which is about the annual average for June.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK BELOW :

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/floods-leave-dead-southern-ghana-160616104330811.html

3 CHARGED IN FLINT WATER CRISIS

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Bill Schuette the attorney general of the state of Michigan officially filed charges against three officials involved in the Flint water crisis. Mike Glasgow, the City’s laboratory and Water Quality supervisor; Mike Prysby, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official ; and Stephen Busch, the suspended Lansing District Coordinator for the DEQ’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance.

VIDEO: THREE CHARGED IN FLINT WATER CRISIS

HISTORY OF FLINT WATER CRISIS :

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http://newsone.com/3415215/three-state-city-workers-charged-in-flint-water-crisis/