General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: mynewsgh.com72 year-old man found dead in a gutterEyewitnesses said the deceased attempted to jump over the gutterAn old man, Kwaku Manu who is said to be about 72 years has been found dead in a gutter Thursday morning at Effiduase in the Ejisu- Juaben Municipal Assembly of the Ashanti region. Eyewitnesses said the deceased attempted to jump over the gutter Wednesday night but unfortunately he slipped and fell into the deep gutter. According to a brother of the deceased, his brother may have been drunk in the night and that could have been the reason why he could not jump over the gutter. The body deceased has been deposited at the Effiduase government hospital whilst the Police in the area are investigating the incident.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: classfmonline.comPolice hunt for Invincible Forces duoAmbrose Dery, Interior MinisterThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is on the hunt for two members of the vigilante group of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Invincible Forces. The said members, Mumuni Jabil and one Abu, allegedly assaulted a senior police officer at the Flagstaff House when the NPP was sworn into office in January. The matter is currently under investigation by the Police CID and efforts are being made to get the suspects arrested,” he stated. “The police in an effort to have the suspects arrested among others published a picture of Mumuni Jabil in the 18 March, 2017 edition of the Daily Guide newspaper. The same story was also published on Ghana Web on 16 March, 2017.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comCID probes assault on policeman at Flagstaff HouseWanted Mumuni Jabil,an ex-police officerThe Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has indicated that investigations have commenced into circumstances under which a senior Police officer was allegedly brutalised at the Flagstaff House. The then Director in charge of VVIP at the Flagstaff house, ASP Nanka Bruce, was allegedly assaulted, and a video which captured the attack went viral on social media. “Mr Speaker, I’ m aware of a report made by one ASP Nanka Bruce, Director in charge of the VVIP at the Flagstaff House on 9th January 2017, in which he reported an assault on him by an ex-policeman named Mumuni Jabil and one Abu. “…And an Accra Circuit court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Mumuni Jabil,” he added. Warrant for Jabil’s arrestThe Accra Circuit Court issued the warrant about a week ago.
Regional News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: classfmonline.comRobbery rates highest in Ashanti Region – DCOP YeboahFile photo: Some robbery suspects. The Ashanti Region records the greatest number of armed robbery cases in the country, regional police commander DCOP Ken Yeboah has disclosed. Speaking in an interview with Adehye FM on Thursday March 23, DCOP Yeboah said: “Robbery cases in the Ashanti Region is very high as compared to other regions. Occasionally, we conduct analyses of the situation throughout the country and we have found out that the region records the highest number of robberies. “We also found out that the robbery cases in the region were as a result of ‘galamsey’ activities and mining activities in general.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comGregory Afoko refused bail againGregory Afoko's bail application has been rejected for the second timeThe High Court hearing Gregory Afoko’s murder trial has for the second time rejected his application for bail. Arguing for his client’s bail request to be considered by the court presided by L.L Mensah, justice of the Appeal Court sitting with additional responsibility as High Court judge, Mr. Buaben said Mr. Afoko was ready to comply with any conditions that may be attached to his bail request. Mr. Afoko, he added, has prominent personalities who are willing to stand surety for him to be granted bail. Also, he cited the recent Supreme Court’s ruling that expunged non bailable offences from the country’s statute books to push for his client to be giving bail. The court subsequently refused the bail request and adjourned the case.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comIf I start talking, the NDC will collapse - Allotey JacobsAllotey Jacobs,Central Regional Chairman for the National Democratic CongressCentral Regional Chairman for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs, has said the party will collapse if he starts talking. He said ‘’If I start talking, NDC will collapse. We managed it in such a way that, the public was unaware of the big divisions within the party. In order to cover everything and to make sure that we win the elections and settle our differences. So we thought we were going to win the elections to resolve the problems but we lost.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comFlagstaff House assault: Court issues warrant for arrest of 2Ambrose Dery, Interior MinisterThe Accra Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of two persons, including an ex-police officer who assaulted a senior police officer at the Flagstaff House in January. The ex-officer, Mumuni Jabel and one Abu, who are said to be members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Invincible Forces, were caught on tape assaulting ASP Bruce Nanka at the Flagstaff House in a video that went viral on social media. Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has, however, assured Parliament that the assailants will be brought to book. Mr Dery in his response said, “the matter is currently under investigation by the police CID and efforts are being made to arrest the suspects. An Accra Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Mumuni Jabel – the ex police officer – and his counterpart.’In a response to how the two suspects had access to the Flagstaff House, the Minister said he does not have personal knowledge on that.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comBECE candidate drowns in abandoned galamsey pitThe lifeless body was found floating in the pit by some community membersA 15-year-old Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidate of the Sekyere Himang Methodist JHS in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, on Tuesday met his untimely death when he drowned in an abandoned galamsey pit at Sekyere Himang. The deceased, Ransford Donkor, reportedly went to wash in the abandoned pit after carrying farm produce from his village to Hemang, which is few meters away for onward transportation to Beposo, a popular market centre. His lifeless body was found floating in the pit by some community members who retrieved it for burial. Abandoned galamsey pits over the years have fatally trapped many people with Illegal miners and other small-scale miners leaving deep pits they dig up for their operations. Illegal mining, apart from polluting river bodies, destroying cocoa and other farmlands also accounts for the death of many miners.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: ultimatefmonline.comI am not interested in running for Presidency - Mark WoyongoMark Woyongo,Former Minister of InteriorA leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mark Woyongo, has stated that he has no intention of contesting for the presidency either in 2020 elections or in the future. ”No not me I would rather support somebody else, its not something that has ever crossed my mind to contest for the presidency,’ he stated. Asked if he was sidelined when they were in power, he said, ‘I don’t think I was sidelined when we were in government and I don’t think anybody was sidelined. And I don’t think the divisions in the NDC are something that cannot be managed,’ he said. ‘Well I have my reservations and I don’t think its proper to say it on air, I would rather give it to the committee,’ he said.
Sports News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhana FA provides Sports Ministry with details of Mexico friendlyGFA furnishes MOYS with details of Mexico friendlyThe Ghana Football Association has furnished the Ministry of Sports with all documents on the upcoming friendly against Mexico on 24 June. GHANASoccernet.com understands the local football governing body wants transparency and clear doubts about their dealings. It has been rumoured that the Ghana FA under-declares monies from friendly matches. The Black Stars will face the CONCACAF representative at Houston's NRG Stadium in Texas, USA. The game takes place just days prior to Mexico's participation in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghTraders appeal to AMA to deepen dialogue on demolition exerciseThe United Traders Forum (UTF), a national association of petty traders, has appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to deepen dialogue with the leadership of micro traders to develop a road map for its intended demolition exercise. According to the group, such a dialogue would help prevent any violent confrontations between the city authority and the traders in an event that the former carried out its plans to remove unauthorised structures. AMA directiveThe AMA, in a press release last Monday, directed the removal of all unauthorised structures in the city with immediate effect. “All those who are selling on pavements and roads in the metropolis are being reminded that their activities are contrary to AMA Street Hawking by-laws 2011. While congratulating Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the AMA, the UTF underscored the need for him and his colleagues to design models that would promote petty trading at their respective areas.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: classfmonline.comTap water 99% safer than packaged water - Stanley MarteyWater that flows through our taps from the Ghana Water Company Limited is safeWater produced by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) for domestic and industrial uses is safer for consumption than 99 per cent of packaged water on the market, Head of Corporate Communications at the GWCL, Stanley Martey, has said. He allayed the public’s fears that tap water was not safe for drinking, saying instead that the public could go ahead to use water from the GWCL given that it is safe for consumption. Speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Thursday 23 March, Mr Martey said: “Water that flows through our taps from the Ghana Water Company Limited is safe, absolutely safe for consumption, and it’s even better than the packaged water that we have on the market. “I want to assure the general public that water that flows through our taps, produced by the Ghana Water Company Limited, is safe and absolutely safe for consumption and I want to urge the general public that the water that flows through our taps is far better than 99 per cent of the packaged water that we have on the market. Research has proven that and you can go to the Water Research Institute and get a copy.”
We fully support government’s quest to re-organise the various regions across the country by creating five (5) additional ones. We believe creating new regions without giving the regions powers to create wealth for their people is needless. Re-organsing regions should not only be about creating more regions but also giving various regions administrative powers in a unitary state. Regional Councils be formed with elected MMDCE’s and this council should form the core of decision making in the various regions. This system of granting president powers to suspend or remove MMDCE’s is widely practice in democracies around the globe.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comOur appointments not 'job for boys' - Pius HadzidePius Hadzide,Deputy Youth and Sports Minister-nomineeThe Deputy Youth and Sports Minister-nominee, Pius Hadzide, has strenuously rejected description of President Akufo-Addo’s 110 ministerial appointments as “job for the boys.”“We should stop saying this is Job for the Boys,” he said Thursday on Morning Starr. The President has come under a barrage of scathing criticism following the disclosure of the full list of his ministerial appointees which stands at 110. The number makes him the president with the largest government size since the fourth republic. In a statement issued on Thursday March 16, 2017, the CDD said the 110 ministerial appointments was “unprecedented” and “obscene.”But Hadzide who is one of the 110 appointees said the criticisms were unwarranted, urging that they should be ignored. “I’m not aware of anybody who lobbied,” he said, adding “the President we have is the president that knows his people…the Ghanaian people.
General News of Thursday, 23 March 2017Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo condemns London attackA man knocked down some pedestrians and stabbed an officer leaving four people deadPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has condemned the Westminster attack that left four dead in London on Wednesday 22 March. “I join the rest of the world in condemning the London terror attack, and sympathise with the families of the dead and wounded. I join the rest of the world in condemning the London terror attack, and sympathize with the families of the dead and wounded. (1/2) — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 23, 2017This attack is a stark reminder of the threat terrorism poses to the world & the duty it imposes on us all to help combat this scourge. 2/2 — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 23, 2017