General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: awakenewsonline.comManasseh Azure Awuni exposes corrupt female appointee at Jubilee HouseManasseh Azure Awuni, JoyNews investigative journalistAward-winning investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni is accusing a female appointee of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of shielding corrupt persons within the NPP government. The appointee, whose name is not yet known, according to the journalist, has been intervening to cover up corrupt deals of the “most corrupt man in Ghana in the last 25 years”. Manasseh Azure Awuni in a Facebook post described the woman as a “Guantoahemaa for corrupt persons” and warned that God will require from her “the blood of the thousands who are dying because of hardship that is facilitated by the stealing of their resources”. You have now become the Guantoahemaa for corrupt persons. The man who appointed you may not know that you have turned that supposed house of nobility into a citadel of corruption.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghI won’t resign – IGPplay videoInspector General of Police, David Asante-ApeatuThe Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu has strongly rejected calls for him to resign. The IGP has been under intense pressure to abdicate his post after the violence-ridden Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election in Accra last month. Voters were electing a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the area in the by-election necessitated by the demise of the incumbent Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko last year, representing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). The same must be said of the sad spectacle of the helplessness and non-intervention of senior police officers at the scene.”I won’t resignIn a defiance tone, however, IGP Asante-Apeatu told a news conference in Accra on Thursday he is going nowhere. Touching on whether he should be appointed by an independent body instead of the president, he said: “I was appointed by the president.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comLa Bawaleshie incident not related to Ayawaso by-election – Ministerplay videoMinister for The Interior, Ambrose DeryThe Interior Minister has said the disturbances that ensued at La Bawaleshie on January 31 had nothing to do with the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Defending the integrity of the by-election, Ambrose Dery said the violence did not occur at a polling station but rather at a residence near a polling station. He also told the commission that the vehicle that the armed men used on their operation does not belong to the police. The commission has a month to finish its work after which the Presidency is expected to act on its recommendations. The disturbancesFew hours into the by-election, armed men stormed La Bawaleshie, a community in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
February 14, 2019 13:04 UTC
According to the family, the policeman for three weeks has refused to allow both relations and lawyer of the accused person access to him and keeps tossing them from one security establishment to the other. This finally ended when BNI told the family that it was only the police who could ask that access is granted. Nkrumah finally took the family members to BNI but did not allow the family to even see or speak to Gregory Afoko. Even after succumbing to pressure to grant them access to Gregory, he did not allow the family to even see or speak to him. “We know for a fact Gregory Afoko had a lot of clothes at Nsawam but all have disappeared except the ones Detective Nkrumah brought claiming they are the only ones he got from the Nsawam maximum prison”, the family lamented.
February 14, 2019 12:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Jubilee HouseBawumia shows love to street kids on Val’s Dayplay videoVice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined Father Andrew CampbellThe Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, spent the morning of the day universally acclaimed as the day of love, Valentine’s Day, with Rev Father Andrew Campbell and parishioners of the Christ The King Catholic Church to bring some cheer into the lives of street children at their daily Soup Kitchen. In brief remarks, Vice President Bawumia thanked Fr Campbell and his staff for their humanitarian gesture, pointing out that every society is judged by the way it treats the needy and underprivileged. “It is very easy to care about yourself, but very difficult to care about others. I want to thank Fr Campbell, his staff and parishioners of Christ The King Church for their care for these children. Vice President Bawumia advised the children to stay out of trouble despite their difficult circumstances, saying “We think you’re special, and today we want to assure you that we love you and have not forgotten about you.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghI won’t spare political vigilantes – IGPplay videoInspector General of Police, David Asante-ApeatuThe Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu has sent a stern warning to leadership of political parties his outfit will deal ruthlessly with any of their supporters engaging in political vigilantism. Addressing the media Thursday at the police headquarters in Accra, Asante-Apeatu served notice the police will “not tolerate any form of political violence” going forward. Asante-Apeatu said the police administration is in the process of “profiling all groups found to be vigilantes” within the political setup. Masked men in national security gear and being driven in a police branded vehicle were captured on tape brutalizing civilians during the polls. The Minister of State in charge of National Security Bryan Acheampong owned up to deploring the men in the constituency.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comMy resignation immaterial to Wuogon probe – IGPInspector General of Police, David Asante-ApeatuThe Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, has said he cannot influence the ongoing investigation into the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on 31 January 2019 or any other ongoing investigation in the country and, so, has shrugged off calls for his resignation. Some national security operatives fired gunshots into the crowd that had gathered at the private residence of the NDC candidate at La-Bawaleshie during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Sixteen supporters of the NDC were injured while other unarmed civilians were beaten up by the balaclava-clad security men. The Commission began its work on Monday, 11 February 2019 but the main opposition NDC, as well as the Inter-Party Coalition for National Sovereignty, demanded the IGP’s resignation for investigations to be conducted. Reacting to this call at a media encounter on Thursday, 14 February 2019, Mr Asante-Apeatu said: “I don’t think my resignation or my being the IGP can influence any investigations in this country...”“Investigations cannot be influenced by me as the IGP,” he stressed.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comFamilies of kidnapped girls threaten demo over lack of resultsplay videoThe families have given the police up to February 22 to provide concrete resultsThe families of the three kidnapped girls have threatened to embark on a demonstration at the Western Regional Police Command if the police fail to provide concrete results on the investigation of the girls by February 22, 2019. He has failed to provide the location of the kidnapped girls. He has been arraigned and is facing three counts of charges including escape from lawful custody, destroying public property and resisting rearrest. Public Relations Officer of the Western Regional Police Command, Olivia Adiku, told Citi News that the Committee had been tasked to ascertain the truth of the matter. “The regional command has constituted a team of investigators headed by the Deputy Regional Crime Officer, Alhaji Fuseini.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comMahama shows diplomats Ayawaso violence photos, videosThe diplomats were shown multiple videos of the barbaric attacks and gun violenceThirteen days after politically-motivated violence captued national attention, former President Mahama wants the incident to capture international attention. He hosted diplomats at an interaction where videos and pictures of the violence on January 31, 2019, were shown to drum home the point, the Akufo-Addo government is presiding over national insecurity. Joined by the National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Deputy Minority Leader James Avedzi, a former Minister for National Security Kofi Totobi Quakyi and senior members of the NDC, President Mahama was of the view that the actions of the vigilante group – which he said were under the instructions of the presidency - were criminal, and must be prosecuted. The briefing traced the history of the NPP’s introduction of the vigilante groups, their training and the dangerous decision to arm the hoodlums and also clothe them as supposed national security operatives. The diplomats were shown multiple videos of the barbaric attacks, gun violence, unrepentant admissions of responsibility by a Minister of State at the Presidency, Bryan Acheampong and videos of previous outings of the NPP-aligned vigilante groups, Delta and Invincible Forces.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.comEC opens voter transfer windowJean Mensah, EC ChairThe Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the opening of voter transfer window on the voter management solution (VMS). The VMS is the central data management system which depurates legacy databases to deliver an accurate voter databaseThe voter transfer started on February 11, and it is expected to end on March 8, 2019, according to an EC memo sighted by DGN Online. According to the memo issued by the Deputy Commissioner of the EC, Samuel Tetteh, the transfer is for applicants contesting for political parties primaries. Interested applicants, the memo revealed, dated February 8, 2019, are expected to apply to the district electoral officers. It instructed district electoral officers to ensure that applicants meet the requirements in relation to the transfer of votes as follows: must be a registered voter, must have registered in a district other than the one in which he/she currently resides, must provide physical proof of residence.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Commission of Inquiry begins probe into Ayawaso West Wuogon violenceplay videoThe commission will among other things, question witnesses and parties concerned with the subjectThe three-member Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate circumstances leading to at least six persons sustaining gunshot wounds and other infractions have began processes to ascertain the facts of the issue. The Committee comprising Chairperson, CHRAJ Boss, Justice Emile Short, renowned law lecturer, Prof. Henrietta Bonsu as well as Patrick Acheampong. Kofi Abotsi Of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law School is serving as its secretary. Justice Emile Short ahead of the probing noted that the commission won’t be restricted to only the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence although the evidence expected will be confined to it. Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, is first to be invited by the Commission to give his evidence and answer questions in his capacity as head of the Interior Ministry.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: citinewsroom.comMadina District Hospital still uncompleted after November 2018 deadlineFile PhotoSome residents of Madina, Kwabenya and its environs, still travel long distances to access quality healthcare. This is because the Madina District Hospital at Kwabenya remains uncompleted, three months after its last completion deadline elapsed. The hospital has already missed two completion deadlines; July 2017 and most recently November 2018. The hospital was part of uncompleted hospitals captured in a joint petition presented to government by Citi FM and Occupy Ghana demanding the operationalization of all newly built but abandoned healthcare facilities. The hospital when completed will serve communities in and around Madina, Kwabenya, Adenta and beyond.
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General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: Daniel KakuAccept President’s choice of regional capital – Residents of Oti Region toldPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoFormer Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Simon Amegashie-Viglo has appealed to the people of the newly created Oti Region to accept and support any town President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo chooses as the capital of the Oti Region. President Akufo-Addo is expected to announce a capital town for the newly created Oti Region on Friday, February 15, 2019. Oti Region was scrapped from the Volta Region through a referendum. Below is the full statementDETERMINATION OF OTI REGIONAL CAPITITAL: AN ANALYSIS OF POSSIBLE OPTIONS1. There are speculations that Jasikan, Nkwanta and Dambai are on the table of the President regarding the capital for Oti Region.
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First to arrive at the facility at about 8:45am were Gifty Gyan, the three children and lawyers from Kulendi Law Firm who are the defense counsel. An hour and half later, the three Gyan brothers (Baffour Gyan, Asamoah Gyan and Ziggay) drove into the facility in two vehicles, a white Porsche Cayenne with registration number JET 3-15 and another white Nissan Patrol vehicle with registration number WARRIOR 3-13 in the company of two persons believed to be their private bodyguards. Asamoah Gyan dressed in a cream colour track suit upon arrival, was ushered into the sample taking room together with his two brothers bumping into the wife and his three children who were already seated and waiting. A move to speak to Gifty Gyan was obstructed by Baffour Gyan before the moment for the sample taking came which was done in the presence of lawyers for both parties and at about 11:55am had been concluded. A German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL currier vehicle was immediately called in and conveyed the DNA samples from the Gyans- Asamoah Gyan, Gifty Gyan and the three children (Frederick Gyan, Raphael Gyan and Ohemaa Gyan) headed for the airport to one of top-most reliable Diagnostic Laboratory in India.
February 14, 2019 09:45 UTC
General News of Thursday, 14 February 2019Source: adomonline.comKoku praises Mosquito; ready to serve himFmr. Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho and General Secretary, Asiedu NketiaFormer Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said he is ready to assist General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah to work towards victory in the 2020 general elections. Sometimes people think I have issues with the General [Asiedu Nketiah], there is no problem whatsoever between us. I am ready to work with him so we gain power in 2020,” he said in an interview with Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ political programme Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Even when I lost in the executive’s election, Asiedu Nketia called me and spoke to me and that alone shows a sign of leadership and maturity.
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