Wednesday, May 31, 2017

First Lady Cuts Sod For KATH Maternity And Baby Unit


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First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of a new GHC 10 million Maternity Unit for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) following fund raising events recently held in both Accra and Kumasi to provide the funds to kick-start the project. The unit, which is planned to be completed in four months' time, i ...


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Stop Sharing Horrible Images Of Captain Mahama – Family


The Family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama has advised the public to desist from circulating the horrid images of the deceased Soldier online.

They say theyre appalled to see the public sharing the gory images of their son irrespective of the disturbing story behind his death.

I will like to appeal to all those that are distributing those images on the internet, on web phones; Please be considerate! And I will also like to say that, you know there was a time when I was growing up as a kid, we will go hunting, well pass through villages and in every village we got to women will come out from their homes and give us water, mashed kenkey. We were everybodys children. And its unfortunate to see some of those images where these people who were once mothers to us are setting us on fire, the deceaseds Uncle, Fred Magniduri told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

Meanwhile the body of the late Captain has been conveyed to Accra. It was flown in by the Ghana Air Force on Tuesday evening.

The army officer was lynched by residents of Denkyira Boase in the Central region.

The residents at the behest of their Assembly member on Monday assaulted Captain Maxwell Mahama on suspicion of being a robber.

He was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra.

Captain Mahama who is the commander of the area military detachment, according to his subordinates, was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to query some women for directions â€" the women saw a pistol on him.

The women who were alarmed after spotting the pistol mistook him for an armed robber thereby alerting their assembly member who allegedly organised some men to lynch him after which they burnt the body.

The womens action is said to have been influenced by recent robbery attacks in the area with a recent one being a day before.

The military officer who was not in uniform when the incident happened is said to have pleaded with the mob not to lynch him indicating he was an army officer and not a criminal, but his plea was not taken by the mob who hit him with several objects including cement blocks.


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Tennis Player Banned After Forcibly Kissing Reporter On-Air (VIDEO)


Maxime Hamou, an up-and-coming tennis player, has been removed from the French Open and could face further punishment after repeatedly kissing and almost choke-holding a female reporter, who interviewed him live following his first-round loss Monday.

The management of the tournament has decided to revoke Maxime Hamous accreditation following his reprehensible behavior with a journalist yesterday, the French Tennis Federation said in a statement. The federation said it will review the incident before deciding on further sanctions.
 
The 21-year-old Frenchman, ranked No. 287 in the world, won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, before losing to Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in the first round, when he was interviewed by the Eurosport reporter Maly Thomas.

The interviewer stood by Hamous side for a better camera angle, at which point he placed an arm around her shoulder and pulled her closer. As she asked innocuous questions about his post-match routine, Hamou attempted to kiss and nuzzle her neck, but she rebuffed him. Seconds later, he repeated his gesture, by which point Thomas, clearly uncomfortable, pushed him away, and attempted to wriggle from his grasp. The tennis player, however, continued to firmly hold Thomas by the neck in what resembled a chokehold. 

If it had not been live on air, I would have punched him, Thomas, 28, told the Huffington Post. These situations are trivialized and should not be.

Hamou, who would have been entitled to enter the Roland Garros stadium for the entire fortnight of the tournament before having his accreditation withdrawn, has said that he was simply overflowing with enthusiasm.

I want to offer my deepest apologies to Maly Thomas if she felt hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview, he told the French sports daily lEquipe. I just lived a fantastic week here in Roland Garros living my most lovely emotions as a tennis player, and I let my overflow of enthusiasm express myself awkwardly towards Maly, who I know and sincerely respect.

He added: Nothing of all that is written was my intention. I am at her disposal to apologize to her in person if she so wishes. I learn every day from my mistakes to become a better tennis player and a better person.

Hamou had previously attracted attention for arguing with an umpire, and walking out of an interview when faced with a question he disliked.

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Captain Mahamas Killers Must Not Be Spared – Kwasi Anning


Security analyst, Dr. Kwesi Anning has explained that the best legacy the state could bestow the late Army captain who was lynched in the Central Region on Monday is to arrest and prosecute persons who killed him immediately.

Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi after he was mistaken for an armed robber.

The late military officer was among others deployed to combat illegal mining activities in the at Denkyira-Obuasi forest reserve.

The best legacy we can leave this man, his wife, children, his old mother is to query the tough questionsand to arrest those who matter, Dr. Anning said on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday.

Dr. Anning who is also the Head of Research at the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Training Centre further lambasted the District Security Council (DISEC) in the Upper Denkyira West District of not providing advanced intelligence to security operatives during their operations in the area.

How do our security councils use the information that they have in a manner that can serve as a preventive tool because Act 526 that establishes this council said the council should provide early warning.

Listening to the former DCE, he said these people were violent. But is there any report about the behavior and the way the people in the area respond or react to issues, he questioned.

50 suspects arrested over Capt. Mahamas murder

Meanwhile, about 50 persons suspected to have been part of those who lynched Capt. Mahama have been arrested.

The Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie told Citi News that all the 50 suspects have been handed over to the Police for screening and further investigation.


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How The Army Sieged Diaso (Photos)


The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has taken over the entire town of Diaso in Denkyira Obuasi following the gruesome lynching of army Captain Maxwell Mahama by the townsfolk.

Captain Mahama was lynched on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.

The soldiers are combing the town for Captain Mahamas killers.


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Assemblyman On The Run Over The Murder Of Captain Mahama


At least four people are in the custody of the police in the Denkyira-Obuasi District in the Central Region, over the murder of a military officer Monday morning.

The men were arrested after an initial investigation revealed they played a role in the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Battalion Infantry.

An Assembly Member alleged to have organized the mob attack which led to the death of the soldier is on the run, police have said. The country has been thrown into shock following news about the lynching of Captain Adam Mahama on Monday by Denkyira-Obuasi residents in the Upper Denkyira West District.

He was posted to the area about three weeks ago to relieve the substantive Commander of the military personnel there. Captain Adam Mahama met his untimely death when he was out for his early morning jogging, it has been reported.

He was lynched by some youth after he was mistaken for an armed robber because of a weapon he carried on him. He was pelted with stones and burnt, the military has said.

The military hierarchy visited the scene to gather some evidence to aid its investigation of the matter, Nhyira FM's Ohemeng Tawiah reported. Some residents who could not flee the town after the incident have been held hostage by some military personnel who have gone to retrieve the deceased's gun.

"They have been grouped into two - the women and children are in a local church building and the second group the men have been made to sit on the ground," the reporter said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in a statement has vowed to ensure all perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to face the law.

Spokesperson for the Central Regional Police, ASP Irene Oppong on Joy FM Tuesday said the police will be interrogating the suspects to gather information.

She said a charge sheet would be prepared after the police are done with their investigation. "We will then look for the others who are on the run."


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Murdered Soldier Was Fmr. President Mahamas Nephew


It has emerged that the Junior Military Officer, Captain Maxwell Mahama who met his untimely death after he was lynched in Boase, a mining community in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region, was a nephew of ex President John Mahama.

The ex President is a brother to the deceased soldiers father, Captain (Rtd) Chubby Adam Mahama.

The former Ghanaian leader confirmed this in a tweet when he expressed his condolences to the retired captain on the death of his son.

Captain Maxwell Mahama, the only son of his mother who was a Commander of a Military Detachment in Boase was killed by the inhabitants when he went for jogging Monday morning on suspicion he was an armed robber.

Two women reportedly saw a pistol on him, and because of an armed robbery incident that had happened recently in the area, raised alarm and called the assemblyman for the area who organized the youth of the town to lynch him.

Captain Maxwell Mahama who was not dressed in military uniform at the time pleaded several times that he was not a criminal, but the mad residents kept hitting him with cement blocks until he died. They then burned his body.

Meanwhile President Nana Akufo Addo has assured that persons involved in the killing will be arrested and dealt with ruthlessly according to the law.

In a tweet, the President expressed his condolences to the family of Captain Mahama on their tragic loss.

Scores of youth in Boase have been rounded up in a swoop Tuesday, by soldiers who have stormed the town following the killing of the junior Military officer.

The youth are being held for their alleged complicity in the killing of the soldier.

About 35 troops are presently in the town to establish the circumstances leading to the lynching of the young officer.


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First Lady Launches "Reducing Malaria And Malnutrition Initiative"


First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has launched Reducing Malaria and Malnutrition Initiative as part of efforts to encourage participation of communities across Ghana to support address incidents of malaria and malnutrition especially among the most vulnerable members of our population.

Launching the initiative on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the First Lady stated that throughout her work with Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, she has realized that Malaria and malnutrition are two of the important conditions that have had negative influence on our vulnerable population for years.

These effects she stated ranges from untimely death of children, pregnant women and other vulnerable groups from Malaria, to stunting, decreased ability to learn and reduced school performance among children as a result of malnutrition.

She further stated that for pregnant women especially, if left untreated, Malaria can result in anaemia, low birth weight and permanent disabilities such as blindness. She noted that for these conditions that are preventable it is not acceptable that in this day and age, Ghana should lose any child or pregnant woman to Malaria or under-nutrition.

The First Lady further noted that the burden Malaria and malnutrition place on our national economy despite significant gains in recent times is still enormous therefore much more needs to be done by both the public and private sector to prevent these conditions as soon as possible.

She proposed that to prevent these conditions she believes stakeholders have to work together with two clear objectives i.e. to contribute to reducing by a third, the proportion of both malnourished and severely malnourished children, under the age of five years in Ghana from 2016 levels by the end of 2020 and to contribute to the reduction of malaria in pregnant women and children under age five from selected communities and suburbs by end of 2020.

The First Lady stated that she believes the Community based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) idea will be key in addressing malnutrition and malaria since it has the ability to reach many malnourished children through household follow ups and coordination with community health volunteers.

She urged all stakeholders to commit to scale-up effective malaria prevention activities and treatment interventions, invest in breastfeeding and child nutrition, establish systems and ways to protect breastfeeding and seek to improve availability of food for children.

She therefore asked for the help of caregivers in the households, community leaders, queen mothers and chiefs, district, regional and national heads of departments in food and agriculture, community health nurses, disease control and surveillance officers, clinical and public health leadership, Ministries for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Finance and others to ensure the initiative becomes successful.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Captain's lynching not surprising: Residents nearly killed man returning from all-night


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A former District Chief Executive of the Upper Denkyira West Assembly says the dastard lynching of an army captain at Diaso comes as no surprise to him because the people there appear pre-disposed to savagery. Piecing together his experiences during his three-year tenure as DCE, Ambrose Ashia said he observed the people of Denkyira-Oboasi in the ...


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4 arrested, Assemblyman on the run over murder of soldier


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At least four people are in the custody of the police in the Denkyira-Obuasi District in the Central Region, over the murder of a military officer Monday morning. The men were arrested after an initial investigation revealed they played a role in the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Battalion Infantry. An Assembly Membe ...


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Youth Rounded Up By Soldiers Over Captain Mahama's Murder


Several youth of Boase in the Upper West Denkyira district of the Central region have been rounded up by uniformed military men who have stormed the town over the killing of an officer, Captain Maxwell Mahama, by indegenes of the mining community.

According to an army statement, about 35 troops are currently in the town to unravel the circumstances surrounding the mob killing of the young officer.

The youth are being held for their alleged involvement in the murder of the soldier.

Mahama was lynched by residents on suspicion of being an armed robber. The Captain was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties at the Denkyira Boase of the Central region.

Captain Mahama who is the commander of the area military detachment, according to his subordinates, was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to query some women for directions, the women saw a pistol on him.

The women who were alarmed by the discovery of the pistol on Captain Mahama mistook him for an armed robber thereby alerting their assembly member who allegedly organised some men to lynch him and even burnt him in the process.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Ghana Armed Forces Col. Aggrey Quarshie told Morning Starr the military will be professional about their investigations and will not maltreat civilians.

We are not going to expect that they [troops] will go and be attacking the community, nothey are going there to protect the Chief of Army Staff, he said.

We will leave the security agencies that are responsible for investigating such things to do that and we hope that all the culprits will be picked up and brought to book. So we expect the community members to support us arrest all the culprits, Col. Quarshie stated.


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Mahama's Killers Won't Go Scot-Free - Akufo-Addo assures Family


President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured the family of the late Captain Maxwell A. Mahama that none of those involved in his killing will go scot-free.

Captain Mahama was lynched by some irate youth at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.

Mr Akufo-Addo described the crime as heinous and the death of the soldier as a tragic loss.

My condolences to the family of Captain Maxwell Mahama on their tragic loss. I assure them that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be arrested and dealt with in accordance with the laws of our country. No one involved in his murder will go free, he said in multiple tweets.

At the time of the incident, Capt. Mahama was not in any military attire. He left behind a wife and two children.

Thirty-five soldiers and two military officers have been deployed to Denkyira Obuasi to conduct a swoop in search of the killers.

Meanwhile, former President John Dramani Mahama has also consoled the family of the victim.

My heart goes out to my brother, Capt. Chubby Adam Mahama (Rtd.) on the murder of his son, Capt. Maxwell Mahama. And my condolences to the wife of Capt. Maxwell Mahama, his young children & to his mother on the loss of her only son, Mr Mahama tweeted.


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Wife And Children of Murdered Captain Maxwell Mahama


The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship, he said.

Prof. Bagonluri told Joy FM the family is struggling to deal with the loss of the Captain who was on his way to being promoted to a Major soon. 

Captain Maxwell Mahama who is with the 5 Battalion Infantry was reportedly lynched while he went jogging at dawn on Monday. He was allegedly stoned and burnt by the youth of the area who mistook him for an armed robber.


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Alajo Arsonist Now Charged With Murder


A Bar Attendant Godwin Tetteh who is accused of setting his co-tenant on fire at Alajo after strangling her has now been charged with murder.

This follows the death of the victim, Cindy Aidoo, a 38-year-old second-hand cloth dealer at the 37 Military Hospital after being on admission for sometime.
 
Tetteh whose plea was preserved by the court was earlier charged with arson.

The court presided over by Mrs Victoria A. Ghansah remanded Tetteh into lawful custody to reappear on June 29 as prosecution forward to Attorney Generals Department a duplicate copy of the docket for advice.

The court had earlier refused bail application put in on behalf of Tetteh by Mr James Owura- Mensah.

According to the court, it did not have the jurisdiction to admit the accused person on bail, adding, I also dont have the capacity to hear murder cases".

Defence counsel in his bail application said the facts as presented by the prosecution did not help the charges.

Mr Owura- Mensah submitted that under definite circumstances bail could be granted, adding, the court hands were not tie under the circumstance.

Counsel said accused person was a victim of circumstance and was not connected to the case.

Mr Owura-Mensah told the court that accused was gainfully employed, had people who would stand as sureties and would be available for the trial hence accused should be admitted.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector H.A. Hanson opposed to the bail application, saying, the defence counsel was trying to mislead the court with his assertion that the facts did not help the charges.

According to Chief Inspector Hanson, the Police had done its work well and facts connected the accused to the offence.

Accused person called the victim into his room, strangled her and set her ablaze. Counsel is only downplaying with the Police facts.

The facts as presented by the Prosecution was that Tetteh and the deceased stayed in the same house at Alajo. On April 25, this year, at about 12:30 am, the accused person invited the victim to come into his room in order to have discussion with her.

Chief Inspector Hanson said when the victim entered the accused persons room, he told her he (accused) gave some items to one George Abdulai Nelson, a witness in the case for safe keeping but later when he asked for the items, he told him that his girlfriend had stolen the items.

Prosecution said the victim advised Tetteh to report the matter to some elders for arbitration and decided to leave his room.

As soon as the victim stood up, Tetteh grabbed her from behind and strangled her till she become unconscious. When Tetteh realized that the victim had become unconscious he set his room on fire in order to cover up his diabolic act, Chief Inspector Hanson said.

Prosecution said when Tetteh saw that his room was in flames, he rushed out and shouted for help.

Nelson a witness in the matter heard the shouts and went to the scene but Tetteh did not tell him anything.

Prosecution said Nelson entered Tettehs room and found out that the room was in flames so he picked a bucket of water to quench the fire only to see the victim lying on a carpet crying for help.

According to prosecuting Nelson rescued the victim and with the assistance of the victims father, Mr Ashirifi Billson rushed her to the Maamobi General Hospital.

Due to the degrees of injury, the victim was referred to the 37 Military Hospital where she was receiving treatment. Tetteh was later arrested by the Police.

However the victim passed on May 9, at the 37 Military Hospital.


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Lynching, Riots: Akufo-Addo Must Intervene – Captain Joel Sowu


Captain Joel Sowu (rtd) has condemned the lynching of Capt Maxwell A. Mahama of the 5 Battalion of Infantry who was the Commander to a Special Military Detachment at Denkyira Boase in the Upper Denkyira West district.

He has equally condemned rioting by the youth of Somanya in the Eastern Region which resulted in the torching of a police car and the vandalisation of the office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Both the lynching and rioting were believed to have been instigated by assemblymen.

Capt Mahama was lynched on suspicion that he was an armed robber after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.

Capt. Mahama, who was not in any military attire at the time, was later attacked by residents allegedly organised by the Assemblyman of the area, who pounced on him with crude weapons including cement blocks and clubs, killing him in the process, despite desperate attempts to convince his assailants that he was not a criminal.

In the Somanya incident, the arrest of Assemblyman Ebenezer Adamtey, who organised demonstrations against the ECG, caused the youth of the area to attack the police to demand his immediate release.

In the view of Capt Sowu (rtd), President Nana Akufo-Addo must intervene immediately. What is happening to our assemblymen Why They are supposed to be on the side of the law, so, if women call you that they suspect somebody to be an armed robber, do you just call people to lynch him What authority have you got as an assemblyman to order people to lynch him Are we in a mob-rule situation I think the President would have to come hard on these two people [assemblymen] ... he has to come hard on it because the code of conduct of our assemblymen and public officers will have to be higher than the ordinary men because if they are not disciplined and they dont have that self-discipline and self-control and they can just think that because ‘Ive been given power, Ive been appointed by the President, therefore, Im the President or Im the law unto myself, their minds have to be disabused of this as quickly as possible before this country degenerates into mob rule, he said.


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Prince William Flies to Aid in the Rescue of a Drowning Boy


An English teenager died in a lake yesterday despite the efforts of emergency crews â€" including Prince William and his air ambulance helicopter team â€" who were called to support at the scene.

Police confirmed to PEOPLE that the 16-year-old boy died after swimming in a lake at Lee Valley Regional Park in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just north of London on Thursday.


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Kim Kardashian Says There's Almost 'Zero' Chance Mom Kris Jenner Will Ever Speak To Her Ex


Kim Kardashian has made it clear she thinks the rift between her momager Kris Jenner and stepfather Caitlyn Jenner is irreparable.

Kris, 61, was said to be inflamed about her ex's decision to tell all in her just published memoir The Secrets Of My Life in which she detailed her long battle with gender identity and spilled the beans on her intimate life with the mother of six.


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Journalist Who Owns $3m Mansion At Tantra Hills To Be Exposed


Some supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by the Communications Director of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Ernest Owusu Bempah have vowed to unmask the owner of a $3m mansion in Accra.

According to them, the owner of the said structure believed to be a broadcast journalist is neck-deep in corrupt acts and therefore is not pious himself in fighting corruption in the country and have promised to expose him in the coming days.

Images of the house which have found its way into social media they claim, is located at Tantra Hill belongs to the said journalist and want the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to launch full investigations into how he acquired the said structure in the spate of two years.

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Somanya Rioters Used 'Petrol Bomb' – Police


Seven suspects so far have been arrested by Police in connection with Mondays riots over electricity bills at Somanya in the Eastern Region.

Two people were injured in the riots with several others taken to hospital.

According to ACP Isaac Otsin, Somanya Police Commander, the irate youth who torched a police vehicle used petrol bomb.

The residents attacked the police following the arrest of an assemblyman who organised a demonstration against the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the area last week in connection with huge discrepancies in electricity bills. Property belonging to ECG were vandalised during the demonstration.

Mr Ebenezer Dendenden Adamtey, the ringleader, was arrested by the police on Monday, sparking the riots by the residents who demanded his immediate release.

The police fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.


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That's My Ghana today and the contribution of chiefs


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Monday, May 29, 2017

7 arrested at Somanya for vandalism, 4 others on the run


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At least seven people are in the grip of the Eastern Region police for vandalising properties of the Somanya office of the Electricity Company of Ghana last Friday. The arrested men include the Assembly Member of the area, Jones Tetteh who is alleged to have instigated the attack. Four others are on the run, the police have said. Related Art ...


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Tiger Woods Arrested


The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office provided this image of Tiger Woods on Monday after his arrest. (Palm Beach County Sheriuff's office via Associated Press)

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. Monday.

Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in Jupiter. He was released just before 11 a.m. on his own recognizance.


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'It's Taken Me 20 Years To Come To Terms With My Mother's Death': Prince William


Prince William has spoken candidly about his mother's death in his most honest interview ever as he stars in a heartwarming shoot at home with his family.

Posing in their garden at home with their dog Lupo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, George and Charlotte, make a picture-perfect family in the candid GQ magazine shoot.  Prince William, who is the magazine's cover star, opens up about family life, how he wished his late mother could have met Kate and the children and how it's taken him 20 years to come to terms with her death.


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Ive Not Called For Lifting Of Six-Month Ban On Mining – Tony Aubyn


The Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission, Mr Tony Aubyn has denied calling for the suspension of the six-month moratorium on small scale mining as being speculated by some media reports.

Dr. Tony Aubyn said he sides with the government on the ban to ensure future mining is sanitized for posterity therefore he cannot be championing for it to be halted abruptly in such manner.

Panellists at an anti-illegal mining forum in Kumasi, including small-scale miners, say the devastating consequences of illegal mining could spell doom for the country if it is not halted immediately.

Consequently, five out of the six agreed to the six-month moratorium and called for a sustainable way of ensuring that future mining brought development to the country while at the same time protecting the environment.

But the representative of the small-scale miners association believed that the six- month moratorium must be lifted for them to work.

Dr. Tony Aubyn who was a co-chair of the function was alleged to have sympathized with the miners and calling on government to roll back the directives designed to clean up the mining sector so that the small scale miners could return to their concessions.

In a reaction to the widespread reports, Dr. Tony Aubyn indicated the reports were inaccurate.

Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, he said: What I told them was if theyd done something in a fine light to portray they are doing things differently from galamsey miners , it would have helped for government to limit the said ban or better still work speedily to reverse the ban. The government wants to embark on an audit of the system so that operators will conform to the acceptable and sustainable ways of mining. Its a fine move I cannot be the one fighting against the course of governments action on illegal mining(galamsey).

Dr Aubyn said the era of blame game for the cause of the devastation through illegal mining activities must end, appealing to stakeholders to help government find solutions to the situation which threatened the future of the country.


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High Court Judge Burgled


A High Court Judge in Kumasi was on Saturday night attacked by suspected robbers at his residence. The incident brings the number of such attacks to three in three months, according to the Ashanti Regional administrator of the Judicial Service Association of Ghana, Nowell Francis. who confirmed the incident to Accra based radio station, Class News.
 
The incident was said to have happened at the residence of Justice Senyo Amedahe, near the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council at Danyame.

Mr Nowell Francis told the radio station that even though a police officer was detailed to be on duty at the judges home, there was none as of the time of the incident.

The robbers reportedly took away documents and a laptop belonging to the judge.


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Danish Jehovahs Witness Arrested and Jailed in Russia After Police Raid a Christian Meeting


 
NEW YORKâ€"In the wake of the April 20, 2017, decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation against Jehovahs Witnesses, a Danish citizen was arrested along with Russian citizens at a tranquil worship service disrupted by a police raid on the evening of May 25, 2017.
 
 
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1000s Join ‘Ye Gye Yen Sika Demo


Organisers of Ye Gye Yen Sika demonstration have given a 90-day ultimatum to anti-graft agency, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), to retrieve state funds alleged to have been embezzled by some state officials or effect citizens arrest of the culprits.

The Friday protest, May 26, 2017 led by Captain Smart, host of Adom FMs morning show, ‘Dwaso Nsem, was to activate an investigation into some cases of malfeasance in the fourth Republic.

According to the organisers the agitation was not targeted at any one particular regime.

Mr. Smart, architect of the well organised and calm anti-corruption demonstration in an interview told the media that, we are looking at all the administrations under the Fourth Republic, he said.

He explained that, among the 310 documents presented to EOCO officials over the financial irregularities, was one about an appointee under former President John Kufuors administration.

We presented a document on Professor Kassim Kasanga [former Lands Minister] during John Kufuors time when he took $14 million, he said.

The protesters wielded placards with various inscriptions marched through the principal streets of Accra to the EOCO office near the Arts Centre.

Already, there have been cases of alleged mismanagement and embezzlement of state funds by appointees of the past National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

At least three people at the National Communications Authority (NCA) have been cited for allegedly embezzling over $4 million in a murky deal with an Israeli company to supply intelligence equipment. They include the former Board Chairman, Eugene Baffo-Bonnie and former CEO, William Tevie.

Also the Executive Director of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), Samuel Sarpong is under investigation by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) for some questionable payments.

An amount of GHS435,087 was  said to have been transferred into Mr. Sarpongs account in two tranches.

PURC Director of Public Relations, Nana Yaa Jantuah was also accused of conniving with the Executive Director over the questionable payment.

Mr Smart said the nations debt totalling GHS127.1 billion would not have accumulated if the money was not stolen by some of the former government appointees.

He said the embezzled money cited in the 310 documents that were submitted to EOCO should be in the region of $1.2 billion. This, he said was enough to pay the countrys outstanding debt.

We are expecting EOCO to take further action, reinvestigate, arrest and prosecute where necessary. We told them after three months and if we dont see anything there will be further action, he told the media.

Meanwhile Executive Director of IDEG Dr Emmanuel Akwetey following last Fridays demonstration  said it was  time President Nana Akufo-Addo streamlined the work of the various investigative institutions.

According to him, the President should issue a decree to the effect that no Minister has any business investigating issue to do with corruption in public office.

Contributing to the discussion on News File programme last Saturday, May 27, 2017 he said, it is the preserve of the police to carry out such investigation.

We must have a rule or policy where there is a minimum requirement for the police to take over, the Minister has nothing to do with setting up internal committee whatsoever.

Crime is crime and it must be dealt with without any political colourisation which it takes on once it gets in the media, Mr. Kwetey said.


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Alleged Brains Behind Car Jacking At Osu Arrested


Two persons alleged to be behind the recruitment and training of young men to break into cars in the Osu area have been busted.

The suspects, Moses Appiah, 46, a businessman, and George Lamptey, 44, a welder, are said to have trained young men who are sent out every night to break into cars and steal their contents.
 
The stolen items are then received by Appiah, who parks a car at a point in Osu where the young men dispose of their booty.

They were arrested after some cars which were parked in front of a nightclub and a drinking spot in Osu were broken into.

Police relieved

Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Osu District Police Command Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Richard Daplah, said the arrest of the suspects was a great relief to the police as the increasing incidents of car break-ins in the area had been a headache for the police.

He said the command had received numerous complaints of stolen laptops, mobile phones, bags and other valuables from parked cars belonging to revellers who patronised the services of restaurants, fast food joints and nightclubs in the area.

He said there had also been occasions when cars parked at churches in the area suffered the same fate.

Arrest

On May 20,  2017, ASP Mr Daplah said, the police received a complaint from a man who found his car broken into and its content looted after patronising a drinking spot with his friends.

Some of the items stolen from the car were a bag containing various items, documents and a wallet.

He said a police team on routine patrols at about 1 a.m. on the same day came across Appiah and Lamptey in a car, with a number of bags in it.

During initial interrogation, Mr Daplah said, the two suspects were found fumbling, for which reason they were arrested and taken to the Osu Police station.

Immediately, the victim who had reported the theft of his bag and other items from his car was called and he identified them among the numerous bags retrieved from the suspects.

So far, Mr Daplah said, two other victims, including a woman who reported that her car, which was parked at the St James Catholic Church at Osu, was broken into on March 25, 2017, had identified their items.

When the rooms of Appiah, who lived at Kasoa, and that of Lamptey, a resident of Larterbiokoshie, were searched, the police found more bags, laptops and other items suspected to have been stolen.

Mr Daplah appealed to victims of car break-ins in the Osu area to contact the Osu District Police Command to identify their items and also assist with police investigations.


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Why You Should Never Throw The Shell Of Watermelon Away (Video)


Watermelon is a nice and juicy fruit rich in water, vitamins and minerals that can improve our overall health. However, rarely anyone knows that watermelon rind is far more beneficial than the fruit. The white and tasteless part of the peel is very beneficial for our health and should never be thrown out.

This odd fruit is rich in essential nutrients that can improve your overall health, but not many people know that the rind is far more beneficial than the fruit itself. Yes, the white and tasteless part of watermelon shells has numerous health benefits â€" once you read how it can support you, you will never throw it out again!

Youll be amazed when we tell you that a recent study has revealed that watermelon rind is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium. The red watermelon has lycopene in high quantities. Lycopene is an antioxidant and helps to prevent many diseases. It is found that 95% percent of the food value in watermelon is actually found in the rind.

Health benefits of watermelon rind

The rind is also rich in citrulline, a rare amino acid great for your muscles. Citrulline can support you build muscle mass effectively and with almost no effort, and the fiber content will support you lose weight. Citrulline can also relieve anxiety and has powerful diuretic properties that will prevent the retention of fluids in your body. Consuming watermelon rind regularly will reinforce your immune system as well.

If youre wondering how to consume the hard rind, we recommend cutting it in small pieces and adding them to salads. You can also mix them with tuna or turkey breast, or make a watermelon rind tea.

Watch video


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Rigworld Training To Go International


In a bid to ensure that Ghanaians utilize their potentials in the oil and gas sector, Rigworld International Services Limited, a Ghanaian oil and gas drilling company, is set to offer international training in the sector.

The company will introduce 63 courses by August 2017, on Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System, Further Offshore Emergency Training, Helicopter Under Water Escape and Basic Offshore Safety Induction at the Rigworld Training Centre at Kejeberi in the Western Region.

According to the General Manager of Rigworld Training Centre, Carlos Akyeampong, since the first pouring of oil in 2010, there is a gap in local expertise in the sector, explaining that his organization deemed it fit to introduce the courses to empower the citizenry and improve human resources in the sector.

Being an indigenous Ghanaian company, we want to build the capacity of our people in the field of oil and gas since our citizens are lacking in the sector, he said.

He added: Ghanaians need the right competencies to operate in the sector and as an organization we are mandated to build potentials and capacity in the field which would boost our work.

The centre would have the ability to impart in our local people and train them to fill the gaps of inadequate personnel in the various aspects of oil and gas, in which they would be trained, according to the companys official.

He elaborated that the move also forms part of the companys social responsibility to the country and called on individuals to consider enrolling at the centre which is accredited by reputable international organizations in the field of oil and gas.

Naa Torgbor Syntyche, General Manager Rigworld International Services, said though the company had been faced with several challenges, in its bid to invest in capacity building.

 We have invested into various areas of our work, in order for us to penetrate the market and we committed to providing the best services as an oil and gas company, she said.

She noted that the company has the right policies and systems in place and is twisted on building the capacity of locals to match foreign officials in the sector.

The company, she added, believes in the capacity and potentials of Ghanaians and explained that this propelled the organization to venture into investment in the aspect of human resources.

She called on government to help her outfit and companies in the sector to develop and boost the local economy.


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Deputy Minister Reiterates Government's Commitment To ICT Development


Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, a Deputy Minister of Communications has expressed government's commitment in creating a digital literate community.

He said it was therefore, vital to equip the youth with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills and exposed them further to a digital way of life in order to become active players in the digital world.

Mr Sowah Odotei made the pledge in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the Ghana Code Day, a technology workshop in Accra.

The event, sought to support La Dade-Kotopon Elementary schools kids to learn the basics of computer programming.
The goal of the programme, which is being organised by the Ghana Code Club and its partners, was to scale out more schools, community centres and libraries through the support of the government, non-governmental organisations and corporate institutions.

Mr Odotei, who is also the Member of Parliament for the La Dade-Kotopon, noted that the world was being driven by technology as such it was critical that the younger generation did not only became consumers of technology, but producers, where they could be exposed more to ICT enabled products.

So todays event is the beginning of that exposure where children between the ages of eight to 16 will be introduced to the rudiments of computer programming, to be active in the technological world, produce ICT products and as well have careers," he added.

The Deputy Minister, who described the initiative as a sustainable project in his constituency and across the country said his Ministrys policy was to re-develop the Community Information Centres (CIC).

He said there were 194 CICs across the country and in all districts, and they would equip such centres with the hardware, equip them with the connectivity and train volunteers to ensure that policies and universal access and digital literacy would be realised.

Ms Celestine Otitsuan, a pupil of Saint Maurice Roman Catholic Junior High School, told the that she was excited about how to draw and paint and create games using computers.

Mrs Ernestina Edem Appiah, who is the co-winner of the "2016 Tigo Digital Change-Makers Competition" remarked that research showed that the global shapers of the world including Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all got exposed to computer programming at a tender age.

Mrs Edem Appiah, who doubles as the Founder of the Ghana Code Club said the body believed that every fine concept and passion could come out live to solve a lot of problems in the community today.

She explained that when kids were exposed early to digital creativity, they would grow not only to become computer programmers or professional coders but become vital thinkers and global shapers in all fields.
The Founder appealed to corporate institutions to help the Clubs activities particularly in the area of devices and internet connectivity, as it planned of extending its service, nationwide.

The event which was sponsored by EPP Book Services and Tigo; preceded with the first coding lesson with Scratch programming software, and was climaxed with a web design workshop, animation lessons and interactions with established technology partner organisations.


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

#SaveThemNow: Help with whatever you can - First Lady appeals


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First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called on all individuals and institutions to contribute whatever they can to help build a new mother and child unit for Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region. She reiterated that the Unit would help ldquo;save the lives of our mothers and children in the region and beyond. rdquo; She ...


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KATH fundraiser: Lady Julia lauds 'inspired act' by Multimedia, First Lady, others


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Wife of Asantehene, Lady Julia, has commended efforts by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Multimedia Group and other organisations to give a facelift to the struggling Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Speaking at a fundraising event in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital Sunday, she said she was happy that yea ...


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Nungua Performs Customary Rite For 2017 Homowo Festival


The chiefs and people of Nungua in the Greater Accra Region, have performed their Kplejo customary rite to usher in their 2017 annual Homowo festival on July 2.

This was done after the youth of the town had brought in what they called holy corn from Oyibi their ancestral town, near Dodowa and presented it to the Nungua Gborbu Wulomo (Fetish Priest) Shitse for the rite.

The Gborbu Wulomo speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview said the performance of the rite was to re-enact the journey of their forefathers when they were plagued with hunger in Hebrew and they had to move in search of good.
He said after they had found food they celebrated to hoot at hunger, hence the term Homowo.

The traditional leaders have lined up a 16-day programme which began in April and would end on Sunday, July 9.

Notable among the programme were the ban on noise making on June 26 and would be lifted on July 3, a football match between Nungua Town XI and Teshie XI on Saturday, July 1, whilst the festival would be climaxed with Gborbu Kple and Obeneshimo traditional dance on Sunday July 9.


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‘It Is Dangerous To Fill LPG To The Brim


It is unsafe and risky to fill a Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder to the brim as it can easily explode at the slightest spark of fire or leakage in the cylinder, Mr Tizard Ansah, Risk Management Officer of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies has said.

He said ideally, and by international standards, Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders are not allowed to be filled beyond 80 per cent and customers who call for top-ups at the pumps were endangering their lives and property.

Mr Ansah said this when he conducted Journalists round some selected filling stations at Accra as part of the week-long celebrations of the AOMC safety week on the theme: Petroleum Safety, Its your right.

As part of their weeks celebrations, the AOMC launched a number of activities; including a comprehensive media interaction, video shows on safety measures and a tour to climax their activities in the capital.

Mr Ansah therefore cautioned the Gas station Attendants against filling the cylinders of their customers to the brim as that could also be detrimental to their stations during the filling.

Although you may be making money, it is wrong to allow customers to dictate to you. You are supposed to educate them against the practice and not to allow them to engage in activities that could be disastrous them and your stations.

On the recent gas explosions in various parts of the country, Mr Ansah said none of them was caused by the workers of the stations, saying ‘most of the explosions were caused by drivers discharging the commodity.

He said apart from safety measures such as; construction of water hydrants, procurement of effective fire extinguishers, technological alarm systems among others, the AOMCs had also trained their workers on safety measures and called on the public to feel comfortable to transact business with their outlets.

He appealed to stakeholders such as Tanker Drivers Association among others to educate their members on loading and discharging of the commodity.

The AOMC is the umbrella body for various Oli Marketing Companies in the country, speak for and on behalf of their members among others.


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Drunken Police Driver Rams Car Into Trotro


A police driver who is alleged to have been heavily drunk but was driving a vehicle on Saturday night rammed into a mini passenger Urvan bus while a superior officer also said to be under the influence of alcohol on the passenger side looked on.

The Toyota land cruiser pickup belonging to the Ghana police service with registration number GP 3008 which was behind the mini Urvan bus with registration number WR 554-12 that was just about negotiating into the road leading to Kanda estates a suburb of Accra the national capital hit when the police vehicle rammed into it.

About 15 passengers onboard the ‘trotro bus sustained various degrees of injuries as a result even though occupants of the police vehicle including the unnamed police inspector and the driver in front and a junior officer behind the bucket escaped unhurt.

Ayamga Bawa Fatawu who reported to mynewsgh.com said Inside the police pickup truck were a police inspector and the driver in front and a junior officer behind the bucket of the truck rammed into a trotro vehicle with a driver and fifteen other passengers, resulting in the serious accident with some passengers sustaining degree of injuries

The junior officer behind the bucket of the police vehicle who spoke on condition of strict anonymity, did admitted it was the fault of the police driver for both the driver and inspector seated in front were all drunk and could possibly be influenced as a result.

The scene attracted other road users who had thronged there to satisfy their curiosity and ostensibly make news out it. Who was at fault was the topic of discussion at the scene as they assessed the extent of damage to both vehicle.


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AMA Must Decongest Accra To Reduce Fires – Fire Service


The Ghana National Fire Service has urged the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to intensify its decongestion efforts in the areas around Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.

A decongested environment around the interchange would increase the effectiveness of firefighting efforts in the event of an emergency, the service has noted.

The AMAs decongestion efforts normally involve the eviction of hawkers and the removal or destruction of unauthorised structures within their domain. The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey, was speaking to Citi News about the Thursday morning fire that razed about 15 shops around Kwame Nkrumah interchange.

The fire started after an electric transformer exploded in the slum area close to the former Obra spot. Eyewitnesses reported that a welder was seen to be carrying out some work close to the transformer.

In his urge to the AMA, Mr. Anaglate observed that where you have a commercial shop where people are using stoves with charcoal and they are cooking on a commercial basis and they also have a welding shop close to where the cooking is ongoing, the city authorities need to ensure sanity by making sure they decongest the area.

He pointed out that there was a bus station close to where the fire occurred, which had gas cylinders with the potential of causing casualties if the fire had spread further.


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GES To Set Up Monitoring And Evaluation System For Free SHS


The Ghana Education Service (GES), has hinted of setting up a strong monitoring and evaluation system to see to the successful implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) proposed by the government.

According to the Director-General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, the monitoring and evaluation team, which would include auditors, would support with the auditing of facilities of the public SHS across the country, so as to give the government knowledge on the number of students the schools would accommodate under the free SHS policy.

There would be a strong monitoring, evaluation and auditing team to see to the successful implementation of the free SHS; there are systems that we are going to put in place, this time, we are not going to allow heads of schools to take as many as they wish, they are going to give us the specific numbers that they can comfortably accommodate, Prof. Amankwa indicated.

Prof. Amankwa was addressing newsmen, here, at the closing ceremony of a three- day stakeholders workshop in Kumasi, yesterday.

The workshop, which brought together, educational directors, accountants, bursars and other stakeholders, was to deliberate on governments policies on education as well as the successful implementation of the free SHS this year.

Prof. Amankwa explained that, the auditing team would confirm whether the schools could actually accommodate the number they wished for or more.

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Basic Schools, Barbara Asher Ayisi, on her part, reassured that, the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS) would not compromise the standard of the SHS education as government would work hard to promote education in the country.

Ms. Ayisi noted that, all the system at the SHS level would still function and that nothing would change under the implementation of the free SHS.

Free SHS is for all of us, but we do not want to compromise standards, we want people to have confidence in our education, all the system are still in place, the computer placement, monitoring, quality teaching among others, she said.

Madam Ayisi mentioned that, the free SHS initiative by the government was going to cater for all but most importantly, the poor and vulnerable in the country and also give fair opportunities to all school-going children to have the experience of education to the SHS level.

She, then, called for the cooperation of all Ghanaians for the successful implementation of the initiative as it would benefit all.


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YEA Deletes 18,000 Names From Payroll


The National Youth Employment Agency (YEA) says it has deleted about 18, 000 names from its payroll system. This follows some discrepancies found on YEAs payroll system.

YEA suspended payments of allowances in April 2017 when it discovered that some 2,999 beneficiaries were not at post but continue to draw allowances for no work done while too many beneficiaries used the same E-Zwich numbers.

YEA through and internal audit on its payroll also detected that, some beneficiaries recruited since May 2016 have since not been paid their allowances while some beneficiaries were working without appointment and assumption of duty letters.

So far we have deleted Eighteen thousand (18,000) employees from our paid roll who are not working but drawing allowances and have also saved this country about GH4 milion, Deputy Director in-charge of Operations at YEA, Mr. Ibrahim Bashiru told Citi News.

YEA had promised to start payments on June 18, 2017.

Speaking to Citi News in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Mr. Bashiru disclosed that, even though the validation of all employees of YEA was ongoing they were hoping to pay allowances of beneficiaries by 18th June.

Let me assure the Youth Employment workers who have not been paid for two or three months that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that, they are paid. We are doing a nationwide audit of all employees across the country.

In the Upper East Region we have three terms currently and we are told that, the Bawku zone is completed and that will be followed by the Navrongo zone and the Bolgatanga zone to complete that of Upper East.

80,000 more to be recruited

Mr. Bashiru also hinted that, YEA will recruit 80,000 employees this year [2017] including 20,000 recruits in the security services and others in the Banking sector, adding that, efforts are far advanced to get financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance.


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Ban Small-Scale Mining For 10years - Ricketts-Hagan


Former Central Regional Minister Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has charged government to ban all forms of small-scale mining for at least 10 years.

He was of the view that illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, is thriving in the country due to the issuance of small-scale licences. Even though small-scale mining is legal and reserved for Ghanaians, he observed that galamsey had become an offshoot of small-scale mining.

For him, it was time government placed an ultimatum for at least a decade when the lands and water bodies destroyed by galamsey would have recovered and a more comprehensive solution implemented to prevent further harm to the environment.

This small-scale mining, is it something that we should encourage in the first place ...Could we bring an end to this thing for some number of years Lets do a ban for about 10 years, he told Umaru Sandah, host of Citi FMs The Big Issue, on Saturday, May 27.

He was of the view than a plan should be drafted to integrate individuals involved in the practice into other jobs.


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Ex-Prez Mahama Wishes Muslims Well


Former President John Dramani Mahama has sent his well wishes to the Muslim community in Ghana as Ramadan begins. The 30-day period of fasting began on Saturday across at least 30 countries including Ghana and Saudi Arabia.

Other countries are expected to begin on Sunday. On his official Twitter page, Mr Mahama wished my Muslim brothers and sisters a successful Holy Month of Ramadan.

The fasting is scheduled to end on June 24, 2017.


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FA Cup: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea


He saved the best for last, Arsene Wenger. Or, at least, his team saved their very best performance of the season for their last game.

And if it were to be Wengers finale after 21 years, if Tuesdays board meeting were to result in something cataclysmic in football terms and wholly unexpected at this late stage, at least he will always have this on which to reflect in his dotage.

A mesmerising Arsenal side outplayed the Premier League champions. They should have won be a far greater margin, hitting the woodwork three times. In fact they played like a Wenger side, but one from 13 years ago, with panache, obduracy, commitment and zeal.


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NYA set to establish industrial hubs to provide employment for youth


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The National Youth Authority is set to establish key industrial hubs across the country to provide jobs to the youth who take part in the skills training programme under the Authority 39;s youth training modules. In the Ashanti Region, the Authority will set up the shoe making industrial hub, whilst an ICT hub will be established in Accra. Seve ...


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wa shooting: Police hunt for Sokpayiri killers


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Police in the Upper West Region are on the heels of suspects at Sokpayiri in the Wa Municipality following the killing of one person who was shot during a land dispute. The clash was over a government compensation paid a family for a parcel of land taken over by the state for the construction of a school, the Wa Technical Institute. Forty-thr ...


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The Benefits Of Nuclear Power Cannot Be Understated


A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts in Ghana, have said nuclear power could play a huge role in the developmental agenda of a country.

They said the IAEA sees energy as very essential for development and that everyone must have access to modern energy sources to reduce poverty, raise living standards, improve health care, and boost industrial and agricultural outputs.

However the growing demand had come at a time when the world was already on a unsafe and unsustainable path in terms of climate change and air pollution.

Nuclear power is a proven technology that could provide a stable, clean, low-carbon, base load electricity that would create better, higher-paying jobs than other types of energy sources, Mr Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director-General of the IAEA, said.

Mr Chudakov, who on a working visit to Ghana, said this during a lecture at the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences at its Atomic campus in Accra.

The lecture was attended by students and key management and staff of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) and other affiliated institutions.

Accompanied by Dr Anthony Stott, also an IAEA Expert, and the two praised Ghana for the decision to include nuclear power into its energy mix and said it was a very fine and major decision ought to be pursued with the involvement of all the key stakeholders, in order to ensure a smooth implementation process.

He said there is the need to vigorously pursue its Nuclear Power Programme (NPP), which was currently at the first Phase of the infrastructure development.

He said there were several benefits of nuclear power that outweighed that of other sources of energy supply, in terms of sustainability and environmental issues adding that the truth be told instead of focusing on the few accidents including the Fukushima Daichi of Japan, that had been recorded in history, and the fear of the initial cost which was highly capital intensive.

Mr Chudakov said the global demand for sustainable energy had grown so high, with a total of about 2.6 of the world's population relying on biomas, while 1.1 billion and one billion people respectively had no access to energy and health care services, leading to poverty and underdevelopment.

He said there was therefore a direct and indirect relation between energy consumption and poverty, which could only be addressed by nuclear energy, which was the safest, cheapest compared to other sources and the most highly regulated in terms of safety, security and safeguards.

He said due to the unique characteristics of nuclear power, there is the need to pay special attention to ensure high safety, security and safeguard measures, which the IAEA was currently assisting newcomer countries like Ghana to develop in their NPPs.

Currently there were several nuclear power plants under construction even after the Fukushima Daichi accident, and 60 out of the 138 IAEA Member-States were also seeking to construct a nuclear power plant and therefore being assisted by the Agency to prepare their infrastructure in accordance with the global standards and Milestone Approaches, he said.

Mr Chudakov said the IAEA had supported 22 countries including Ghana, in conducting an Integrated Nuclear  Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, to support them know their status in the first phase of development of their NPP, and to address the identified gaps to en able them fulfill the requirements of the initial processes of their national Roadmaps.

The IAEA had also supported countries with aging nuclear power plants to maintain and manage nuclear fuel.

He said it was expected that with fine leadership, management and operational practices, nuclear power could be the most safest and beneficial commodity for economic empowerment, enhanced livelihoods, and wished Ghana well in her Nuclear Power agenda.

Professor Benjamin J.B Nyarko, the Director General of GAEC, said the country had made quite some progress in the development of its Phase One nuclear power infrastructure, and was gradually progressing.

He also attested to the fact an objective IAEA-INIR mission conducted  in January this year to peer review Ghana's infrastructure progress, had been very helpful in that it helped in identifying areas that needed to be focused on to enable the country to fulfill the requirements of the first phase milestone of its Roadmap.

The Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation, he said, was posed for action and would like to thank all stakeholders who had so far contributed to the success of the programme.


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Govt Urged To Make Capital Investment In Health A Priority


Ghana has numerous challenges in the health delivery system because successive Governments have left the capital investments in that major sector in the hands of donors.

       The problem had been compounded by poor leadership, lack of social accountability as well as a sleeping media that have failed to effectively interrogate the issues, Dr Doris Mawuse Aglobitse, the Programme Analyst for Communication and Resource Mobilisation, UNFPA, has said.

    Leaving a nations capital investments in the hands of donors is a risky game any government could play, yet Ghana had taken such chances in the past leading to numerous challenges in our healthcare system, she said.

       Dr Aglobitse said the countrys present healthcare delivery system could be said to be in a sorry state and very shameful as basic services were nothing to write home about.

       She was addressing a workshop to empower health reporters with knowledge on the six key areas under the USAID-sponsored People4Health Project. The areas are Maternal Health, Malaria, Nutrition, Family Planning, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and HIV/AIDS.

     The media ought to be provoked into action as they are the only force that can drive change, social accountability and policy commitment towards the nations capital investment for sustainable development, she said.

        The workshop was organised by the Ghana News Agency at Aburi, in the Eastern Region, in collaboration with Media and Communication Advocacy Network (MCAN), SEND-Ghana and Pensplusbytes.

     The project, which would cover the Greater Accra, Eastern, Northern regions, is on the theme: Transparency and Accountability Mechanisms for People for Health (P4H) Project. 

     Dr Aglobitse said currently statistics, especially on Maternal Health, Infant and Child Mortality, Malaria, and Malnutrition, are very high and devastating in areas with very low health care coverage.

     She, therefore, called for action to demand from government a commitment to stick to and fulfil its obligation of devoting at 15 per cent of the national budget to health issues in line with the Abuja Declaration.

      Dr Aglobitse said, to a large extent, funding releases to the health sector and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) did not come in early for reimbursement, which affected the healthcare delivery system.

      Dr Aglobitse expressed the hope that the journalists would use the knowledge acquired to effectively embark on public sensitisation so that people would understand the issues affecting their health rights and make appropriate demands for change.

     Mrs Yaa Oforiwah Asare-Peasah, the Director of Editorial, at the Ghana News Agency, said the workshop, which would be repeated in the Eastern and Northern regions, for MCAN members and health journalists, would promote community empowerment and improve reporting and tracking of diseases as far as the health and well-being of Ghanaians were concerned.

   She said the country could not sustain its achievements in the other sectors of the economy if it did not address the deficiencies in the health sector.

   She, therefore, encouraged the media to strengthen their advocacy role to educate the public and policy makers for a positive attitudinal change to ensure sustainable development.

    Mr Gearge Osei-Bimpeh, the Country Director of SEND-Ghana, expressed satisfaction with the partnership so far, and pledged further help to facilitate the successful implementation of the project.

     He urged the media up their advocating and sensitising role for the upholding of human rights in all spheres of life and called for hard work to ensure a successful health care delivery system.


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‘Poor Economic Management Culminated In Non-Payment Of Contractors- Atta-Akyea


Mr Samuel Atta-Akyea, the Minister of Works and Housing, on Friday, said poor management of the national economy by the previous administration resulted in non-payment of contractors who executed various State contracts.

He said the monies that were budgeted for payment of contractors were either misappropriated or diverted for other things.

I also feel your pain because its sad that after taking a loan with high interest rate to execute a contract and youre not paid, therefore, the loan keeps on ballooning and sometimes you have to sell your property to pay the loan, he said.

The Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana says government was owing some of its members arrears up to 18 months, which had made it difficult for some of them to raise money to undertake other contracts.

Mr Atta-Akyea, who said this at the 9th Annual Convention and Exhibition of the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana (ABCDECG), in Accra, said the Akufo-Addo-led Administration was committed to paying the arrears.

He said government had set aside funds to settle the arrears so that you dont become contractors of shame, adding the NPP government believes in empowering the Ghanaian contractors to succeed, therefore, we will put measures in place in that regard.

The Minister asked the contractors to catalogue all contracts, which the members of the Association could execute to the best of their abilities so that government would give them preference when awarding contracts.

You should submit a memo of the contracts you can do and it would be forwarded to the Cabinet for consideration, he said.

Its sad that sometimes when we want to give contract to a Ghanaian contractor, then we are in a dilemma because of shoddy work some of them undertake, he said.

The minister cited a classic example where a Ghanaian contractor was given a contract to renovate some offices of the Ministry of Works and Housing but it was poorly executed, saying; even though the work the contractor executed is not even up to three years when it rains, the place I even sit has a challenge. 

Mr Atta-Akyea, therefore, admonished Ghanaian contractors to improve their expertise so that they could execute quality contracts and also partner multinational contractors to undertake mega projects.

He expressed his happiness over moves to establish a regulatory body to monitor and regulate the activities of construction industry, saying it would improve professionalism in the sector.

He advocated for a local content legislation for the construction industry similar to that of the petroleum sector so that definite contracts would be reserved for only Ghanaian contractors.

The Minister used the occasion to launch a five-year strategic development plan for the Association, which would streamline activities of contractors in the country and promote professionalism.


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Ramadan: Hannah Tetteh Wishes Muslims Joy, Peace


A former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, has prayed for Allahs blessings for all Muslims in the country as they start their 30-day fast today, Saturday 27 May.

Ramadan Mubarak to all my Moslem friends, as you start your fast may this holy month bring you joy, peace and the blessings of Allah, the former legislator said in a tweet.

Muslims across the world today began the 30-day period of fasting, Ramadan, to enhance their spiritual growth.

Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court announced that, based on confirmed sightings of Ramadan's new moon crescent, the first day of Ramadan 1438 fasting will be Saturday, May 27.

Ramadan is a compulsory tenet of the Islam religion and followers are encouraged to observe it except for those who have special medical conditions that may prevent them.

Over 1.8 billion Muslims across the world are expected to embark on this years fast â€" a pillar of Islam.


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Ramadan: Pray For Ghana – Bawumia Urges Muslims


Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has extended his "warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan".

Muslims across the world commence their 30-day fast today, Saturday, 27 May.

In a Ramadan message, Dr Bawumia said: I would like to extend my warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

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I would like to extend my warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. An occasion which heralds the twenty-nine day period of fasting when Muslims are expected to exercise self-restraint.

Ramadan is a period of great sacrifice, patient endurance and gratitude. It inspires in us the common values and experiences we share as human beings. The rich and powerful go through the experience that the hungry and weak go through so that they develop empathy for weak and hungry and gratitude for the bountiful blessings of God.

As we mark this auspicious month, may we all (Muslims as well as Christians), rededicate ourselves to the universal human values of love, humility, empathy for others and thankfulness for the blessings of God. Let us pray for our dear country Ghana. I wish you a blessed month. May Allahs peace be upon us all.

Ramadan Mubarak!


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You Are Truly A Historic Figure – President Akufo-Addo To President Johnson Sirleaf


With five months to the holding of Liberias next presidential election, signalling the beginning of the end of President Ellen Johnson Sirleafs tenure of office, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has paid glowing tribute to the leadership shown by Africas first female Head of State.

Having assumed the reins of government in Liberia at a very difficult moment in the countrys history, President Akufo-Addo applauded President Johnson Sirleafs efforts at fostering a spirit of national reconciliation amongst Liberians, and restoring law and order, since she took office in 2006.

President Akufo-Addo noted that, your efforts, in this regard, were recognised. You won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with two others, for your role in contributing to securing peace in Liberia, promoting economic and social development, and also strengthening the position of women.

He continued, Again, during the outbreak of the ebola virus in Liberia, which resulted in the death of thousands, your resolve and that of all Liberians were tested. However, at the end of the day, the people of this resilient nation prevailed under your guidance, and ensured an end to the outbreak of this deadly disease.

To crown it all, the President stated that last year, your colleague Heads of State voted unanimously to elect you as Chairperson of ECOWAS. We are all proud of the work you have done and continue to do in service to God, country and region.  

The President made this known on Friday, May 27, 2017, at a State Dinner and Investiture ceremony held in his honour by President Johnson Sirleaf, at the commencement of his 2-day visit to Liberia.

President Akufo-Addo commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the strong leadership she has also exhibited in promoting the development of an economy still reeling from the aftershocks of ebola, which have compromised the economic gains made by Liberia in recent years.

However, the World Bank projects that over the medium term, economic growth is expected to increase to 5.0% on average, due to a recovery in mining and improvements in infrastructure, particularly in energy and roads, and higher agricultural productivity. Hopefully, this growth path will endure, he added.

Ahead of the conduct of Octobers presidential election, President Akufo-Addo applauded his Liberian counterpart for the ongoing efforts being made at entrenching democracy and the rule of law in the body politic of Liberia.

That process will be enhanced, to the admiration of all in our region and beyond, by the quality of the arrangements for Octobers electoral contest, and by the quality of the democratic transition which Liberia is about to witness. I wish you and the Liberian people well and Godspeed, he said

Stronger ties between Ghana & Liberia

It was the desire of President Akufo-Addo that Ghana and Liberia continually search for ways to co-operate, irrespective of who is at the helm of office of the two countries, stressing that it is critical that the two countries forge a new, strong partnership for cooperation for the mutual benefit of their two peoples.

He recounted this history of Ghanas bilateral relations with Liberia, encompassing the times when President William V.S. Tubman of Liberia and Ghanas Kwame Nkrumah helped to facilitate the establishment, in 1963, of the Organisation of African Unity.

President Akufo-Addo also referred to the involvement of Ghana in the consolidation of peace and security in Liberia in the last decade, as well as playing host to thousands and thousands of Liberian refugees who fled the civil war. Through the efforts of Ghanas Volta River Authority, electricity was extended to post-conflict Monrovia for the first time in 2006.

Co-operation in the development of our agriculture, education, science and technology, infrastructure, health, energy, and the co-ordination of the exploitation of our mutual natural resources, such as iron ore, diamonds, gold, timber and rubber, would be of immense benefit to our two countries, President Akufo-Addo stressed.

Despite the fine relations that exist between the two countries, there are still a number of outstanding matters, in the areas of fisheries, provision of technical help for technical and vocational education, military co-operation, health and finance, to which President Akufo-Addo assured that I promise you, they will now be addressed.    

Award of highest national award

President Akufo-Addo, on the night, was decorated with Liberias highest national award, the Grand Order of the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of Pioneers.

This award was for his contribution towards the sustenance of lasting peace in Liberia, and helping to set the country on the path to recovers.

The President was also enstooled as a chief by the Paramount Chiefs of Monrovia, and given the stool name Kandakai Gbogba, to wit a fine man who brings peace, at the ceremony.

President Akufo-Addo, earlier on his arrival in Monrovia, was given the key to the city of Monrovia by the Mayor, Hon. Clara Doe.

 


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Prez Akufo-Addo Enstooled Chief In Monrovia


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been enstooled a chief by the Paramount Chief of Monrovia, Liberia in a short ceremony.

The chiefs of Monrovia bestowed on the President the stool name Kandakai Gbogba, which means a fine man who brings peace.

President Akufo-Addo was in the Liberian capital on Friday, May 26 as part of the third leg of his West Africa tour.


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Nigerian Actor Pete Edochie To Speak At Rawlings June 4 Lectures


Legendary Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie is billed to speak at the maiden edition of former President Jerry John Rawlings' Revolutionary Lecture Series on June 2 in Accra, a statement issued by the former President's office has said.

Edochie, a former broadcaster will address the theme; "Restoring the values of Probity, Accountability, and Truth in Contemporary Governance" as part Lecture Series slated for 2pm at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Conference Hall, off the Independence Avenue at Ridge in Accra.
 
The Nigerian actor and movie producer met President Rawlings last February at his Ridge residence as part of the promotion of an anti-corruption movie.

The Annual Revolutionary Lecture Series has been instituted by the former President to promote fine governance and enhance contemporary democracy.

Other speakers on the day include; former Ghanaian Minister of Defence and law lecturer, Dr Benjamin Kumbuor as well as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Dr Raymond Atuguba.

Below is the full statement from the former President's office

KUNBUOR, ATUGUBA, OPPONG FOSU FOR MAIDEN REVOLUTIONARY LECTURE SERIES

The office of former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings informs the general public of the institution of the Annual Revolutionary Lecture Series aimed at promoting fine governance and enhancing contemporary democracy.

The maiden event is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Conference Hall, off the Independence Avenue at Ridge in Accra.

The theme for the lecture is Restoring the values of Probity, Accountability, and Truth in Contemporary Governance.

Speakers for the occasion are Dr. Benjamin Kumbuor, a former Minister and past Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Akwasi Oppong Fosu, a Governance and Public Policy Analyst, former Minister of State and past Member of Parliament for Amenfi East, Dr. Raymond Atuguba, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and well known Nigerian actor and producer, Pete Edochie.

The event is open to all members of the public and will start at 2pm.

Media enquiries should be directed to Mr. Samuel Nuamah Donkor (0268110002) and Dr. Kwesi Djokoto (0206300723).

Kobina Andoh Amoakwa

(Communications Directorate)


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How to Help Protect Against Colon Cancer



Up to 50 percent of colorectal cancer cases are preventable through a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight

You can lower your risk of colon cancer by optimizing your vitamin D levels, eating more vegetables, garlic and fiber
Avoiding processed meat is vital for lowering colon cancer risk


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Mrs Lordina Mahama Spotting A New Hairstyle


 
 
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20-Yr-old Priscilla Berfi Sets Boyfriend's House Ablaze (Photos)


A 20 year old school dropout Priscilla Berfi alias Mummy, has torched her boyfriend Kofi Aduseis house at Deduako in the Oforikrom Constituency of the Ashanti Region for cheating on her.

The fire destroyed several properties but no casualties were recorded.

Kofi Adusei speaking to the media explained that he has stopped performing his responsibilities for Priscilla Berfi who is pregnant for him due to her terrible attitude and disrespect towards him and so decided to breakup with her.
According to him, Priscilla whos known to his parents came to visit him in his house in the night but a misunderstanding ensued between them following which he refused to sleep with her in the same room.

He left his room and went to bed in another room where another girlfriend of his was waiting for him.

While relaxing in my room, I later smelled a scent like that of burning clothes and so I idea she had taken some of my clothings out to burn them. I really wasnt bothered, but later I heard shouts and calls that my room is on fire, we rushed to see the room in flames with Priscilla nowhere to be found, Kofi Adusei said.

He subsequently made a report to the police following which the suspect, Priscilla Berfi was arrested by Kwame Nkrumah of Science and Technology (KNUST) District Police Command to support with further investigations.


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Achimota School cuts sod to construct school wall


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The Old Achimotan Association has cut the sod to begin the construction of a fence wall around the land belonging to the Achimota School. The initiative forms part of measures being put in place to deal with threats of encroachers on the school 39;s lands. Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony Thursday, Headmistress of the school, Beatrice T. ...


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Renewable energy projects 'violating people's rights'


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From Desmond Davies - London Bureau London, May 26, GNA - The rush to develop renewable energy projects is leading to violations of human and land rights, a former UN Human Rights Commissioner has warned. Speaking at the Commonwealth's Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change (RDRCC) conference in London, Mary Robinson cautioned: 'It' ...


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Anaba Sues Government At Supreme Court


Dr Thomas Anaba has sued the government of Ghana over his dismissal from office as Medical Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formerly Ridge Hospital.

Dr Anaba filed a writ praying the Supreme Court to issue an order declaring that the decision of the minister of health contained in the letter dated 10 May 2017 was unlawful and therefore null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

He is also praying for an order reinstating him as Medical Director, Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge in Ghana Health Service or to an equivalent position in the Ghana Health Service without a reduction in the rank and other conditions of service.

Dr Anaba was appointed amidst controversy on 1 February 2016 by President John Mahama. His appointment was to last till 2020 after which he would have had the option of reapplying to stay on. He was served with his dismissal letter on Monday 15 May and asked to vacate post in two hours. He demanded to know if his dismissal had the blessing of the Public Service Commission and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Council â€" which is yet to be constituted.

According to Minister of Health Mr Kweku Agyeman-Manu, Dr Anaba has no managerial skills and is unfit to manage the hospital.

He told TV3 in an interview that contrary to claims that Dr Anaba had been sacked, he had only been transferred to go back to lecturing at the University of Development Studies.

Meanwhile, Dr Anaba defended his credentials in an interview with Emefa Apawu on Class91.3FMs 505 news programme, saying he has worked with international organisations and gained vast experience to manage the hospital.

The sacked Medical Director had said in an earlier interview that Mr Agyeman-Manu and the Director of the Ghana Health Service orchestrated his dismissal because they just do not like him.

I dont exactly know why I have been dismissed, he said on Wednesday, 17 May, in an interview on the sidelines of the official opening of the refurbished hospital, explaining: The letter only said they are restructuring Ridge Hospital so for that matter ‘you are being released to go, which I think is an absurd reason.

Dr Anaba said: They said I should hand over immediately, I cant take two hours to hand over immediately because this is not a small project I was handling.

I have documents, several things I have to tell the incoming director, however, Ive requested for explanations why they dismissed me while Im planning either to hand over or I continue, so, when they bring the answer and Im satisfied, I give them the handing over notes and I leave, he noted.

On Wednesday, Mr Agyeman-Manu and Dr Anabas predecessor â€" Dr Emmanuel Srofenyo â€" who was fired about a year ago to pave the way for Dr Anaba, officiated the opening ceremony.

In Dr Anabas view, it means he [Dr Srofenyo] has taken over because the Minister is recognising him as the substantive head of the hospital against all the laws in Ghana that medical directors are not appointed by [Directors-General] or by the Ministers. They are appointed by the [Ghana Health Service] Council and we dont have a council and besides that you have to be interviewed, so, if he [the Minister] is using him as the Director of the hospital, then that is an aberrant situation.

According to Dr Anaba, he is more qualified than Dr Srofenyo but the Minister is crooked on doing away with him for selfish reasons. If you query the Public Service Commission, they will tell you that I was qualified to be the Director here, I beat him [Dr Srofenyo] hands down. I had more information on this hospital than him. I had a better strategy to manage this hospital when I went for the interview and I know that my idea paper to manage this hospital is impeccable, so, not that he is better than me. I know what I can do in management. Ive succeeded and Ive two international awards for management. He [Dr Srofenyo] should produce one.

You see, Im going to put this hospital in the hands of this man [Dr Srofenyo] just for peoples [Minister and Director Generals] self-interest. They are the people with the self-interest: That Dr Anaba should not work here because they dont want Dr Anaba, so, they should give me the reasons. Do they have any reason You think its fair that you should be appointed by a council and a Minister, a single man says rubbish it, even President Mahama didnt rubbish the decision by the then council even when he was the president but the minister has rubbished it. This is abuse of power, I need explanations.

Asked why he concept he was being hounded out, Dr Anaba said: Im not going to brag, perhaps, it is the achievements I and my staff have achieved in one year Ive developed a strategic plan for the hospital, to run the new hospital. Ive developed standing operating protocols, Ive improved upon financial management in the hospital and improved financial income for the hospital, Ive developed what we call protocols for clinical doctors to use in the new place, Ive developed what we call a costing tool together with my staff for the new place, Ive also reduced maternal mortality, he told Accra-based Starr FMs Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson.


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