Government of Ghana replies NAM 1 on $39M judgement debt assistance

  • Aug 22, 2019
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Government of Ghana replies NAM 1 on $39M judgement debt assistance. For the embattled CEO to payback his customers, he gave the government of Ghana three conditions of which one is assistance in retrieving all the monies owed to him by the Dubai-based firm. However, the Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka posits that NAM1 and his company must follow due process and officially write to the government for assistance. source : fb/omgvoice
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The Police in Maryland has confirmed: Chris Attoh’s wife was married to two men simultaneously. One in USA and Chris Attoh from Ghana. More: www.ghanabook.com

  • May 13, 2019
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The Police in Maryland has confirmed: Chris Attoh’s wife was married to two men simultaneously. One in USA and Chris Attoh from Ghana.
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Chris Attoh’s Wife shot dead

  • May 11, 2019
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News coming in indicated that Chris Attoh’s wife has been shot dead. This happened while she had closed from work and left the office in Maryland in the United States of America. She was shot in the head by the gunman on Friday evening around 5pm and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the crime. Bettie Jenifer, according to the report left the office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her. When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired at her multiple times, with at least one shot hitting her. The gunman then fled in a vehicle and is still wanted by the Maryland Police. Police described the suspect as “a black male with a think build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”
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Medical drones to start working in Ghana on Tuesday, 23rd, April 2019

  • Apr 19, 2019
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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for the distribution of essential emergency medical supplies to various health facilities across the country is set to begin full operations on Tuesday. This is to pave the way for the official launch on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Prior to the official launch on Wednesday, Zipline, on Tuesday, will officially fly its first drone to deliver vaccines to the New Tafo Hospital in the Eastern Region. The first deployment would take place at Zipline's first distribution center at Omenako, a town in the Suhum municipality in the Eastern Region on Wednesday. "On Tuesday, 23rd, we will officially launch the very first drone which will deliver vaccines that will be administered to patients at New Tafo hospital." Zipline announced. The Omenako project site, the first of four to be constructed in the country, will serve areas within the Eastern Region, including the Afram Plains, the Volta Region, parts of Greater Accra and the Ashanti regions. Among the emergency medical supplies to be distributed are blood and other medications on request from a medical facility within designated areas. Zipline, the US-based company has been contracted by the government to execute the project. The project is expected to help transform Ghana’s health delivery system. It is expected to be a major complement for the health sector because it will help deliver emergency essential drugs and blood to deprived areas of the country effectively, faster and relatively cheaper.
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Massive 'Dumsor' from tomorrow

  • Apr 10, 2019
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Ghana is expected to face more power outages tomorrow, Thursday April 11, 2019. Power Distribution Services (PDS) made the announcement. The cuts are on the orders of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo). The move is to enable GRIDCo to construct a 330kV overhead line between Kumasi and Aboadze. There is a recurrence of 'Dumsor' coming from tomorrow. Daily Guide Netwwork Online understands, will last for six consecutive days – from Thursday, 11th April – Wednesday, 17th April. Lights will be off from 8 AM – 4 PM. The affected areas, according to PDS, include Tarkwa, Bogoso, Asawinso and Juaboso, among others. Just last week, PDS released a list of areas that would experience outages during the weekend. Those areas included Osu, Ablekuma and the Airport City Enclave. The outage lasted roughly 12 hours.
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Some should continue; Dear Sir,

Some should continue; Dear Sir,

  • Apr 2, 2019
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Take note.

Take note.

  • Apr 2, 2019
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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo; Happy Happy BirthDay 😍🍰
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Lebanese businessman vanishes from the country - Minority

  • Mar 25, 2019
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The Minority in Parliament is demanding government action in the alleged abduction and disappearance of Mahran Mustapha Baajour, a Lebanese businessman. In a press release Sunday and signed by the Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the Akufo-Addo-led regime should act in an accountable manner as is expected of democratic states. The Minority demands government to break its unhelpful silence over the abduction and disappearance of Mahran Mustapha Baajour. “The Minority is reliably informed that immediately after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport on December 13, 2018, Mahran Mustapha Baajour and his two Ghanaian hosts who welcomed him at the airport were arrested at the precincts of the airport just when they were about departing in their Toyota salon vehicle with registration number GN 6126 - 15 by persons claiming to be operatives of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI). “After all three were kept in detention for six days in violation of Ghanaian law, our understanding is that Mahran's two hosts, one Razak Abdul and another were then released as free men while Mahran was kept in detention. This is the reason Mahran's family and officials from his country are having a hard time believing denials and claims of innocence by Ghanaian Government officials they have contacted,” the Minority alleges. The Minority wants government to “be conscious of the implications of this whole abduction affair especially on our peacekeeping troops in Lebanon if the matter in issue continues to be handled so abysmally.” Below is the statement: Akufo-Addo’s government handling of Mahran Mustapha Baajour’s abduction affair repugnant The Minority in Ghana's Parliament demands that the Akuffo-Addo led Government acts in an accountable manner as is expected of democratic States and a further demand that it breaks its unhelpful silence over the abduction and disappearance of Mahran Mustapha Baajour. Mahran Mustapha Baajour, 39, is a Lebanese businessman of Palestinian origin who arrived in Ghana from Lebanon on a business visit on the 13th of December, 2018 and has since not been seen in public. The Minority is reliably informed that immediately after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport on December 13, 2018, Mahran Mustapha Baajour and his two Ghanaian hosts who welcomed him at the airport were arrested at the precincts of the airport just when they were about departing in their Toyota salon vehicle with registration number GN 6126 - 15 by persons claiming to be operatives of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI). After all three were kept in detention for six days in violation of Ghanaian law, our understanding is that Mahran's two hosts, one Razak Abdul and another were then released as free men while Mahran was kept in detention. This is the reason Mahran's family and officials from his country are having a hard time believing denials and claims of innocence by Ghanaian Government officials they have contacted. This despicable human rights violation is stirring considerable unease in diplomatic circles with Ghana's image as a stable democratic State which upholds human rights and respects the rule of law clearly on the line. Mahran Mustapha Baajour's three-month-old abduction has already led to major protests in Beirut, Lebanon where petitions have been presented to that nation's President and the Speaker of their Parliament. Our monitoring of international media including Al-Jazeera which has already broadcasted two stories on this matter confirms that another petition demanding the release of Mahran addressed to the Ghanaian Government has been presented to our Consular Officer in Lebanon where another protest was staged with protesters carrying banners which read: "Mahran is in your prisons." The Minority which continues to follow this matter with keen interest has come into further information pointing to an escalation of protests by Lebanese nationals and human rights activists across the world against the Ghanaian Government. Indeed, protests have been scheduled to take place at Ghana's embassy in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America later this week. Undoubtedly, this worrying development does not bode well for Ghana's image in the comity of nations. We must also be conscious of the implications of this whole abduction affair especially on our peacekeeping troops in Lebanon if the matter in issue continues to be handled so abysmally. Despite the Minority's numerous behind the scenes interventions urging Government to publicly state it's claimed innocence and be seen to be manifestly working to resolve the mystery; the continuous silence of the Akufo-Addo led Government for more than three months even in the face of several local and international press reports as matters degenerate and as anxiety rises to fever pitch is most reckless and unacceptable, to say the least. This uninspiring conduct by the current Government is, unfortunately, fueling several suspicions in various quarters even as our international image continues to take a nosedive in recent times following the unresolved assassination of undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale and the disgraceful bloody Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, both of which attracted wide international condemnation. The Minority, therefore, demands that the Akufo-Addo Administration which is in charge of the territorial security of Ghana and which is being held responsible by the growing number of protesters, takes urgent steps to assure the family of Mahran Mustapha Baajour - who we note sadly lost his mum last week, the people of Lebanon and the entire international community that Ghana will not slide into a state of lawlessness neither will we become a haven for human rights abuses perpetrated by faceless persons acting in the name of the State. Signed, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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Kintampo Accident; Dozens killed in road accident
Kintampo Accident; Dozens killed in road accident
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World Oral Health Day; 20th March; #BrushBrush
World Oral Health Day; 20th March; #BrushBrush

World Oral Health Day; 20th March; #BrushBrush

  • Mar 20, 2019
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No wonder; "I was begged to destroy Anas"

No wonder; "I was begged to destroy Anas"

  • Mar 19, 2019
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Happy Independence Day To Our Beloved Country
Happy Independence Day To Our Beloved Country

Happy Independence Day To Our Beloved Country

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Two Technical Universities Receive 200,000 Euro Grant

  • Mar 5, 2019
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Koforidua Technical University and Ho Technical University have received a 200,000 euro grant to improve the quality of programmes offered in the universities. The universities received this grant from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the North-Rhine Westphalia State in Germany to enhance technical education in the country. The grant, according to the parties, will boost the capacity of the Koforidua Technical University (KTU) and the Ho Technical University to embark on a five-year project to improve the quality of courses they offer. It will also help them to jointly undertake research work with the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (HSHL) in Germany and develop relevant networks among themselves and business partners. The grant followed a joint proposal the three institutions submitted through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to the North-Rhine Westphalia State to support technical universities in Ghana. In an interview during a capacity-building workshop organized by Hamm-Lippstadt university for heads of departments and deans of KTU, the Vice Chancellor of the Koforidua Technical University, Prof Smile Dzisi, said the partnership would strengthen technical and vocational education to the country. “The KTU signed a memorandum of understanding with the HSHL on February 27, 2017 to allow the two institutions collaborate and develop a joint curriculum and degree programmes, per the agreement students of the two institutions will undertake exchange programmes to gain international exposures to be able to fit easily into any job market”. Professor Dzisi added, “The collaboration has helped us to get the necessary books to be able to run this programme successfully and about 10 of our staff members have visited the HSHL in Germany and delivered lectures as well as has got so much acquainted with their high-class laboratory and also learn a lot of practical lessons from them.” On his part, the President of Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Professor Dr Klaus Zeppenfeld called on students to be innovative proposals to benefit from funding programs. “The collaboration will be used to encourage students with innovative ideas to come up with proposals, in Germany we have a lot of funding companies to support German-African innovation programmes, and after this MOU we have a lot of research packages, collaborate and visit each other, and it has been great.” “I am encouraging every student especially those with innovative ideas to come up with proposals because there are several funding Germany companies that are ready to support German-African innovation programmes.”
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Buhari holds Nigeria again, congrats

Buhari holds Nigeria again, congrats

  • Feb 27, 2019
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Rawling Congratulates Mahama

Rawling Congratulates Mahama

  • Feb 25, 2019
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Who takes it home??? NDC Presidential election

Who takes it home??? NDC Presidential election

  • Feb 23, 2019
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Expresso's Operating Licence Revoked; Customers Asked To Port

  • Feb 22, 2019
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  • Ahmedz
The license of Kasapa Telecoms Limited, operators of 028 numbers under the Expresso telecom brand, has been revoked since March 15, 2018. "Consequently, Kasapa Telecom Limited is not licensed to provide any telecommunication services in Ghana," this is contained in a response from the National Communications Authority (NCA) to Adom News on the current status of Expresso. The NCA is, therefore, advising holders of 028 numbers to port to other networks if they wish to keep their numbers. Background In 1993, Celltel Limited was licensed to provide telecommunications services. The brand name Celltel later became Kasapa, now Expresso. The licence was for Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS), which is an analogue network on a frequency 850MHz, but it was converted to Code Division Multiple Access CDMA 2000 1X in 2005 within the same frequency. When the company's name changed to Kasapa Telecoms Limited, it was granted a Mobile Cellular Licence on December 2, 2004, for a period of 15 years, scheduled to expire on 1st December 2019. But the NCA said, due to a plethora of breaches of its licensing conditions, the company was first given notice of intention to terminate the Mobile Cellular Licence, and termination was subsequently carried out on March 15, 2018. Legal backing The regulator explained that the revocation was done pursuant to Section 13 of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775), citing a number of reasons for the revocation. The reasons for the revocation include the default of payment of annual regulatory fees since 2014, inability to offer licensed services and coverage obligations since 2014, and engagement in anticompetitive practices by terminating/transiting international traffic as domestic traffic on other networks (SIMBOX fraud). The other reasons were Expresso's failure to settle fees for usage of microwave frequencies, inability to meet financial obligations to other telecom operators in respect of Interconnection payments, and failure to meet financial obligations to Porting XS, the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Service Provider. According to the NCA, Expresso also switched off its network without due notice to the regulator, adding that as far as it was concerned, Expresso does not have any subscription since the network is no longer in operation. "Due to the existence of MNP, Kasapa subscribers have the choice to port their 028 numbers to networks of their choice," it said. NCA said the spectrum withdrawn from Kasapa, a portion of which is good for 4G LTE, will be re-allocated for use considering economic and broader social value. Other telcos Meanwhile, all licenses are for 15 years, which means MTN and Vodafone are also up for renewal of their 2G licenses by close of December this year. Tigo had also been due for renewal of its 2G license this year, but because of the merger with Airtel, it has gained a two-year grace period under the wings of Airtel till October 2021. But for 3G licenses, all four operators, MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo and Glo, are due for the renewal in January 2024. The NCA said telcos who wish to renew their license must put in an application three months before the license expires, and those who do not wish to renew their license must give the regulator three years' notice. source:modernghana.com
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Judge orders Anas to defend himself in court

  • Feb 19, 2019
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The Accra Human Rights Court, presided over by His Lordship Mr Justice Nicholas Abodakpi, has ruled that undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI must defend themselves in court over the human rights case brought against them by Ghana Football Association (GFA) spokesperson, Mr Ibrahim Sannie Daara. Justice Abodakpi struck out the affidavit sworn by Mr Odei Krow, a lawyer of Cromwell Gray, solicitors of Anas and Tiger Eye PI, in opposition to that filed by the complainant in the case of Ibrahim Sannie Daara V Anas Aremeyaw Anas & Tiger Eye Pi. The judge described as “incompetent and inadmissible” the defence by Anas to ask his lawyer to answer to the lawsuit on his behalf due to security concerns. Instead, the respondents were ordered to file a fresh affidavit in answer within 14 days. The solicitors for the defendants deposed, in an affidavit in opposition to facts, that he was neither privy to nor had first-hand knowledge of the documentary. This was considered by the court as a contravention of the High Court rules. It, therefore, struck out the said affidavit as being offensive to the court rules and ordered the defendants to ensure that parties to the suit or persons with first-hand information or knowledge of the facts swear to the affidavits, not a defence lawyer. Mr Daara has sued Anas and Tiger Eye PI for human rights abuse in respect of the screening last June of Number 12, an exposé on widespread corruption on Ghana football in which the FA spokesperson was accused of alleged bribery to influence the selection of a player into the national team.
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Govt procures 275 ambulances

  • Feb 19, 2019
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Two hundred and seventy-five ambulances procured by the government are set to arrive in the country by the end of April this year. The vehicles are to be distributed to all constituencies in the country. Currently, there are less than 100 functional ambulances operating in some parts of the country. Interview The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, disclosed this in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra last Saturday. He did not mention the total cost of the vehicles, but said “these are being funded from the $1 million per constituency the President pledged in his campaign in the run-up to the 2016 general election.” He said a team of experts had already assessed the quality of the ambulances and certified them as being consistent with required specifications. According to Dr Nsiah-Asare, the decision to purchase the specialised vehicles by the government formed part of a grand effort to transform the health sector to facilitate effective delivery of health care in the country. Situation For more than four years now some health facilities have been operating without ambulances. Most of the ambulances acquired in the past have either broken down or cannot be used because they are not fit for purpose. The situation has forced many people to resort to the use of either commercial or private vehicles as ambulances to convey injured or sick persons to hospitals during emergency. Dr Nsiah-Asare described the situation as unfortunate and noted that as part of the government’s plan to transform the health delivery service in the country, the new fleet was meant to start a new phase in the sector. He said the GHS would make sure that beneficiary health centres drew up comprehensive maintenance plans to ensure the durability of the ambulances. source:graphic.com.gh
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Damango Is Capital Of Savannah Region
Damango Is Capital Of Savannah Region

Damango Is Capital Of Savannah Region

  • Feb 12, 2019
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Train shuttle service from Accra to Tema... free of charge for 2weeks

  • Jan 29, 2019
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The Accra - Tema railway service is offering free train rides from 29th January 2019 for 2 weeks. Kindly take note of the various locations and time.
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Image of Nana Addo in Dagbon

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Naa Abudani Addo Danquah Akufo Addo.... #DagbonPeaceMaker #HistoryToday
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Fishermen's Net Caught A Woman Alive At Kasoa Whiles Fishing at 4am

  • Jan 22, 2019
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A woman believed to be in her 30s has allegedly been caught alive by fishermen’s net at Gomoa Nyanyano, a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya Municipality of the Central region. The incident happened on Wednesday around 4:30am, after some fishermen from the town went for fishing. Confirming the shocking incident to Fawe News, the Chief Fisherman of Gomoa Nyanyano, Nana Awotwe said that, he had a call from some fishermen from the town that a woman has been caught-up by their fishing net after pulling it out from the sea. According to him, the woman was brought to his house in the company of the fishermen and upon interrogation, she gave out her name as Maame Ama, a resident of Tema Community two. After mentioning her name and location, the Chief Fisherman said the woman collapsed and was rushed to Kasoa Polyclinic for treatment. “I was at home when some fishermen called me on phone, asking whether or not I’m in the house because they have caught-up a live human being after pulling out their fishing net from the sea. So I asked a Taxi driver to go to the sea shore and bring the woman together with the fishermen. When they came to my house, I asked what has happened and I was told everything. I asked the name of the woman and she told me she is Maame Ama from Tema Community 2 but suddenly she fainted. We rushed her to Kasoa Polyclinic”, Nana Awotwe told Fawe News. Nana Awotwe said after Maame regained her consciousness, she was quizzed by the medical doctor in-charge of Kasoa Polyclinic on what led to the current circumstances she found herself. Maame Ama, according to Nana Awotwe, narrated that she came to Obojo Beach Hotel at Koklobetey around 9pm on Tuesday to relax her mind and body. The Chief Fisherman said, upon further interrogation, Maame Ama indicated that, she decided to go and take her bath at the beach but she suddenly heard a strange voice calling out her name and to her surprise, by the time she had realize, she found herself in the arms of the goddess of the sea, thus Maame Water. He added that, as to how she was caught up by the net, Maame Ama disclosed to them, she found herself in the fishing net after she was thrown out from the premises of the Sea goddess for failing to abide to her command of turning into a fish. “The woman said she came to Obojo Beach Hotel at Koklobetey around 9pm and she decided to go and take her bath at the beach but she heard a strange voice from nowhere calling out her name and by the time she realize,she was under the sea together with Maame Water. “The woman told us that she was caught up by the net after Maame Water kicked her from her premises when she failed to turn into a fish”, Nana Awotwe said. Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Department in the Municipal has taken over the case and the department is yet to take Maame Ama to Tema Community 2.
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Zambia's president fires army chiefs

  • Dec 31, 2018
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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday sacked the army commander and his deputy, a rare firing of the top military brass in the country. He did not give reasons for removing Lieutenant-General Paul Mihova but cautioned his successor, William Sikazwe, not to abuse the authority of the office and to respect the hierarchy. "(The) Zambia army is renowned in Africa and beyond to have very disciplined officers and I expect you to continue maintaining that discipline," Lungu told the new army boss shortly after he swore him in. "Remind the men and women in uniforms that discipline is about respecting the hierarchy of power. "I don’t expect anybody to abuse that power of responsibility,” Lungu said during the ceremony broadcast on state radio. Mihova was appointed head of the army in 2011 by the late president Michael Sata. His deputy, Major-General Jackson Miti, was only recently appointed to the second most powerful position in the army. President Lungu has been accused of cracking down on dissent since winning a contested election in 2016. source : pulse.com.gh
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Andanis quit Otumfuo’s peace roadmap

  • Dec 15, 2018
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The Andani Royal family has withdrawn from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, led mediation committee. The family, at a press conference in Tamale Saturday accused the committee tasked to develop a roadmap to peace in Dagbon after the brutal assassination of its overlord, the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II and many others and destruction of the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi of bias. The family has, therefore, vowed not to respect the roadmap declaration by the committee to restore peace in Dagbon. The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II led committee of eminent chiefs mediating the crisis on Friday 16 November made a symbolic and definitive declaration to bring finality to the nearly 40-year-old conflict between the Abudu and Andani royal families. The conflict for years slowed and impoverished every facet of progress in the entire Northern Region and rattled the nation’s treasury. However, despite a passionate appeal to both the feuding gate by President Akufo-Addo to embrace the progress report of the Committee for the restoration of peace in the Dagbon, the Andanis say they are pulling out. The withdrawal from the peace process comes a day after the installation of a new regent for Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV, under the enskinment name Bolin Lana. He will be the acting overlord of Dagbon until December 28 when the funeral late overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Mahamud Abdulai IV ends. Announcing the decision at the press conference, the spokesperson for the Andani Royal gate Kpan-Naa Abubakari Andani also accused the government of aiding the Abudu Family to create a parallel authority in Dagbon by allowing the newly enskinned Regent of Abudu Family to refer to himself as Regent of Dagbon. He said: “We wonder how the Otumfuo and his committee hopes to make progress with the program they rolled out at the Flag Staff House when major players around whom the program will revolve have been cynically ignored in favor of a self-seeking rogue which has no legitimacy." “What, therefore, the Asantehene and the eminent chiefs have done is to shoot first and aim later. Regrettably, they have missed the point and the entire program is destined to crumble like a vast hit by a sledgehammer.” The committee, led by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, tasked to develop a roadmap to peace in Dagbon after the brutal assassination of its overlord, the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II and many others and destruction of the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi following days of extensive deadly clashes in 2002, on 16 November finally announced dates for the performance of the contentious funerals of the former two overlords, whose deaths have caused and continued to renew divisions among the two royal families. source: starrfmonline.com
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Free smartphones for every Ghanaian by 2020 according to Minister of Communication (Ursula)

  • Dec 14, 2018
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source: starfmonline.com Minister for Communications and MP for Ablekuma West Constituency Ursula Owusu-Ekufful on Friday donated about 200 computers to schools in the Ablekuma West constituency under the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) cyber-laboratory project. She said this was part of Governments move to build a digital economy as well as facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT where almost 1,000 senior high schools, and over 200 junior high schools have benefitted. “This is a national exercise that we are rolling out around the country. Even our persons with disability, blind citizens are also being equipped with computers and special software to be able to use normal computers and not just braille computers. “We have started in the universities, we are going to the Akropong School of the blind, we will extend that facility also to other persons with disability,” she said. Mrs Ekufful also announced that her office was working with the ministry of finance to ensure that every citizen gets a smart device. “I am working with the minister of finance to make sure that hopefully by 2020 we can put a smartphone in the hands of all citizens in this country, even in our rural communities. It should be possible to manufacture and assemble those devices locally. “So I’m using this medium to invite those who are interested in partnering with the government to come. Even through the one district one Factory facility, we can set up computer and devices assembly plants in this country, which will supply not just our country, but the entire sub-region as well. That’s an opportunity right there,” she said. She stressed the need to give children the digital skills that they need to be able to survive, compete and thrive in the new world that is unfolding. She added, “we think it is important that our children be introduced and proficient in the use of computers at a much earlier age.” “Over 200 junior high schools have been equipped with computer labs around the country. Their teachers have been trained so that they can also train their students. “In Ablekuma west 30 teachers have been trained, about 2,000 children have already been trained who intend to train their friends, and families and ultimately assist entire communities. I am pleading with the community to take charge of this infrastructure that is being provided, protect it, maintain it and use it,” she said. Administrator at GIFEC, Kofi Asante said that the exercise was under a programme which will roll out for a period of 5 years, He said, “we have a strategic plan to roll out from 2018 to 2022, and with that plan, we hope that by the end of the programme every junior high school would have been equipped.” “Now with the NABCO programme we are going to run a shift programme so that when the kids are here, they will be taken care of by their teacher, and when they close the community will be taken over by NABCO trainees. “These facilities that we put up in the schools are not only for school usage but also the community. The community can also take advantage of it and learn a lot of things,” he stressed. Mr Asante noted “because we did not place much emphasis on ICT at the beginning of the whole programme of educating our kids, a lot of them have not got adequate skills. This is to ensure that those who are growing can have the skills, and even those who have already received formal education could also catch up.”
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A Zimbabwean lady with 7kg Cocaine has been arrested at KIA

  • Dec 13, 2018
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The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested a 30-year-old Zimbabwean woman at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for trafficking illicit drug. The suspect, Cynthia Lichonja, was arrested on Monday, December 3, 2018 by operatives of NACOB at KIA when she disembarked from an Ethiopian Airways flight. Ms. Lichonja was accosted while going through arrival formalities. A search in her checked-in luggage in her presence led to the discovery of seven parcels of brownish powdery substances suspected to be narcotics, concealed in false compartments of the suitcase. The substance when tested proved positive for Speedball, a narcotic substance with a weight of 7.5kg. The suspect admitted that the suitcase was given to her by one Ms. Patience, her childhood friend in Zimbabwe to be sent to an unknown person in Accra, adding that Ms. Patience bought her the ticket to enable her travel to Accra. Ms. Lichonja is currently on remand in prison custody, while frantic efforts are being made to track down the said Ms. Patience and her accomplice to whom the suitcase was to be delivered. “NACOB admonishes the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking narcotic drugs. “The Public is also encouraged to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities, especially narcotic related acts,” a statement from NACOB said. source: Starfmonline.com
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Military man beats Bole SHS bursar to death

  • Dec 3, 2018
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In a very sad situation, Mr. Alexis Kaguah has been beaten to death by an angry soldier on suspicion he was flirting with his girlfriend. According to MyNewsGh.com checks, the incident occurred at Fou, near SSNIT flats a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region. The identity of the soldier is yet to be established as eyewitnesses say they only know him as ‘soldier … soldier’. Alexis Kaguah, the deceased it has been established, had a broken rib and suffered a head injury as a result of the severe beatings he received in the hands of the military man and went into a coma for five days prior to his death. He was rushed to a private clinic and later transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital where a brain surgery was conducted by draining some blood but he went into a coma for days and could not survive. The body has been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue. The story first broke kind courtesy of drumbeatsgh.com who revealed that the deceased family is yet to officially report the matter to the police because the woman (girlfriend) over whom the Bole SHS Bursar was beaten to death is a friend to the family. “She comes to her place to do her makeup and styles. They are very close friends” an unnamed source revealed to MyNewsGh.com. “If I was the deceased wife I would have let police arrest the girlfriend of the military officer ad well,” the source said. It is gathered that the deceased left behind four children and their mother.
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Four people dies in an attempt to rescue one

  • Nov 27, 2018
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According to Takoradi-based Connect FM, at the late afternoon of Sunday four persons lose their lives in a successful attempt to rescue a drowning man at the Bosomtwe Sam Fishing Harbor at Sekondi in Western Region. The four, were Papa Assan, Egya Ackon, Evans and Juju between aged 20 and 23 years. The narrative indicated that the four had gone for swimming late afternoon Sunday and were returning when they saw someone drowning. They hurriedly jumped into the water in a bid to rescue him but unfortunately got drowned, an eyewitness, Kojo Mensah. Meanwhile, the person who they were trying to rescue however survived and is receiving treatment at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital. The four, whose bodies were retrieved Monday morning, have been identified are currently in the morgue at the same Hospital. They are all said to be residents of Ketan, a suburb of Sekondi. This issue has brought strange surprise to residents in the area and the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis at large. find the beneath pictures:
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Minister Amewu says 'Dumsor' is on its way

  • Nov 26, 2018
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  • Kwaku
Mr. Amewu minister of Energy is confident to stop 'Dumsor' in its tracks before it hits our homes. However, he affirmed the cause of interrupted power outages to an incomplete project that is meant to allow gas flow into the country. He also noted that the incomplete project is due to a disagreement over tariffs between the Energy Ministry and the regulator; West African Gas Pipeline; which have been resolved now. Addressing the media over the recent power outages, the Minister said the regulator – West African Gas Pipeline- has finally issued the final tariff notice of 1.7 dollars per MMBtu which would be approved by the committee of ministers on the 30th of November 2018 to pave way for the signing of the Gas Transportation Agreement. Since the Gas Transportation Agreement have been signed, hope is on the horizon and it is beaconing to end the gradual occurrence of power outages. Assuring members of the public to remain calm, he said “the ministry of energy wants to assure the public that the current power problems that we have over the past few days would gradually be brought under control”. WE HOPE SOOO oOO ... hhmmm find the attached video below for you perusal : http://content.jwplatform.com/players/Y9MBNbWn-GtVgZhNx.html
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Check out the tourism minister's dress. Yayy or naah?

  • Nov 26, 2018
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  • Kwaku
Madam Catherine Afeku the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, had attracted sharp criticisms over her dress code to the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) welcome party on Wednesday. The Minister who needed to welcome guests to AFRIMA has become the subject of social media commentary by Ghanaians who are expressing their varied opinions about her dress. The classic black dress worn by the Minister has a see-through detailing which reveals the lower part of her legs and arms. Here are some of the social media talkative or : Whiles she had some defense from: Journalist Anny Osabutey in a post on Facebook said former American First lady Michelle Obama would have been praised for her humility if she had worn a similar attire while Kofi Effah quizzed whether people expected Madam Afeku to wear a Kaba and Slit to the event. Another Facebook user, Whyalways Ekow noted that a google image search of Catherine Afeku shows that she wears indigenous Ghanaian dressed during public engagements. So, what be your problem lol ? join the conversation.
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DVLA says 1 out of ever 4 driver test positive for glaucoma

  • Nov 23, 2018
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  • Kwaku
Some research conducted by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) shows that a quarter of drivers test are either at a matured stage of glaucoma or have extensive signs and symptoms. 31.7 per cent of 259 applicants tested had issues of glaucoma. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia, said the situation posed a threat to road safety. According to Ghana Glaucoma Association figures, an estimated 700,000 Ghanaians are living with glaucoma, a disease of the eye which has been described as the second largest cause of irreversible or incurable blindness globally. Out of the number, 60,000 have already gone permanently blind. “People with visual field loss from glaucoma may be slower to anticipate and respond to changes in road conditions. They may have difficulty matching speed when changing lanes and keeping in their lanes, especially when navigating curves,” Mr Busia said at the opening of the new DVLA office at Tarkwa in the Western Region. To curtail the situation, he said the authority was considering a proposal to provide testing centres across the country to assist clients to test their eyes for glaucoma and other diseases. With the more than 6,500 Ghanaians dying every year from air pollution, according to a research report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Mr Busia said the authority was partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement national standards on vehicle emission. “This is a very important and necessary action to reduce air pollutants. The benefits of this particular collaboration is a contribution to the government’s efforts at reducing ill health and other respiratory problems, while protecting the environment,” he said. Work environment The Tarkwa office of the DVLA, since its establishment, has operated in a self-contained apartment due to challenges with infrastructure. The insufficient space resulted in the unavailability of a vehicle inspection bay. The situation also made it difficult for the office to conduct in-yard tests and pre-trip tests on licence applicants. But with the completion of the new office for the area, the Regional Licensing Manager, Mr Emmanuel T. K. Narh, said he was optimistic that beyond the conducive atmosphere that the new office offered for work, the building would also help extend vehicle registration-related activities to the Tarkwa municipality and its environs. Be receptive The Board Chairman of DVLA, Mr Frank Davies, urged the staff to be more receptive to customers, eschew laziness, lateness to work and other vices that had the tendency of ‘dipping’ the image of the authority. “Customers/clients, like those in Tarkwa and its environs, may not have the luxury of time to waste when they visit this office, which requires that we are brisk to their request. We should remember that they are our assets and it behoves us to make them happy always,” he added. source: daily graphic
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Kweku Adoboli on Deportation Flight to Ghana

  • Nov 15, 2018
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Source: www.bloomberg.com A Ghanaian, former UBS Group AG trader Kweku Adoboli, who was jailed for causing a $2.3 billion loss at the bank, was placed on a flight to Nairobi after losing a legal fight to stay in Britain, his supporters said. The 38-year-old was placed on a Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi from London along with five guards, his supporters said Wednesday on Twitter. He was detained for a second time two days ago when reporting to police. According to Heathrow Airport’s website, the flight left at 5:48 p.m. The move by the U.K. Home Office more than likely ends a saga that began more than seven years ago when Adoboli, on his way to racking up the biggest unauthorized trading loss in British history, warned Facebook friends with a post: “need a miracle.” The scheduled flight left on another dramatic day as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her plan for the country’s exit from the European Union. “As the press is consumed by Brexit, @ukhomeoffice is about to deport @KwekuAdoboli to a country he hasn’t lived in since age 4,” David Lammy, a member of Parliament from London, said on Twitter. “This is a disgrace and brings great shame on the U.K.” The former banker, whose parents and two sisters live in Ghana, was convicted of two counts of fraud for causing the multibillion-dollar loss at UBS’s London unit. He tried to cover up his bad bets during July and August 2011 amid a market sell-off, and his potential losses reached $12 billion, prosecutors said at his trial. For his trading violations, Adoboli served about half of a seven-year sentence, getting out in 2015. His case reverberated through the bank and London’s City financial center, taking down UBS’s chief executive officer, sparking a sweeping overhaul of bank strategy that echoed across the industry and reminding the world that bankers’ behavior hadn’t necessarily improved since the 2008 crash. He had been close to deportation in September but his supporters publicized his case, and a judge agreed to review the issue. The Home Office wanted to deport him under rules that say foreign nationals sentenced to more than four years in prison should be sent back to their country of birth. That judge dismissed the case Oct. 24, putting him back in legal limbo, and this time, supporters said the Home Office gave little notice of his movements.The Home Office says it doesn’t comment on individual cases. Nick Hopewell-Smith, Adoboli’s spokesman, said he didn’t have an immediate comment on the situation. Since his release from prison, Adoboli lived with a friend’s family outside Edinburgh, and sought to establish himself as an advocate of cultural change in investment banking. The finance industry had taken up Adoboli’s whole professional life. He was born in Accra, Ghana, to a then-United Nations official. As a child, he lived in Israel, Syria and Iraq as the family traveled for work until, at age 12, he was sent to a Quaker boarding school in West Yorkshire, England. He attended Nottingham University, where he was hired by UBS as an intern.
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