Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 13 January 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgPolice constable remanded for allegedly murdering GSTS studentLawrence, a final year student of GSTS was shot and killed on December 22, 2017The Takoradi Magistrate Court on Friday remanded again to police custody the Police Constable who allegedly shot and killed a final year Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) during the yuletide. His plea was not taken and he is to re-appear on Tuesday, January 30. There was a heavy security presence at the magistrate court invariably to protect the suspect from the rage of the teeming school mates, families and friends as well as the old students who had gathered to witness proceedings. The atmosphere within the court became charged when the request for bail was asked and season lawyers including lawyer Abakah supported the request. The Counsel for the complainants, Ebo Donkor vehemently opposed the bail request on the grounds that the crime in question was the highest form of crime anybody could commit.
January 13, 2018 19:18 UTC
Sports News of Saturday, 13 January 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: English Premier League (Week 23)Chelsea host Leicester at Stamford BridgeWelcome to our live coverage of Matchweek 23. Six matches come at 1500 GMT, with arguably the pick of them being a clash between the last two champions of the Premier League: Chelsea host Leicester at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea v LeicesterThe Foxes hope Jamie Vardy will be back to lead their attack after missing the last two games with a groin injury. In the clash of the last two Premier League champions, Leicester may face N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater, who formed their midfield engine room during the Foxes’ title success. * 10 — Games without a win for Everton v SpursOther matches to expect:Crystal Palace v BurnleyHuddersfield v West HamNewcastle v SwanseaWatford v SouthamptonWest Brom v BrightonEnjoy the Live Update below
January 13, 2018 16:32 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 13 January 2018Source: yen.com.gh'Sakawa' man jailed for impersonating Deputy MinisterThe culprit, Seidu NurudeenSeidu Nurudeen, a 28-year-old man who paraded himself as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and also the Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency to dupe others has been arrested. He credited Facebook accounts with the particulars of the two state officials. Nurudeen however ran out of luck when he was busted by the MP and Minister who had him arrested by the Yendi Police and arraigned before court. The court has handed a total of 32 months jail term with hard labour to the culprit. According to a report by mynewsgh.com, Seidu Nurudeen was found guilty by the court for defrauding by false pretense and was consequently jailed 20 months.
January 13, 2018 11:48 UTC
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday evening named the former Attorney General as the Special Prosecutor subject to Parliamentary approval. This comes after President Akufo-Addo assented to five Acts including that of the Special Prosecutor on January 2, 2017, which were passed by Parliament last year. It is only NDC officials who engaged in corruption while in office who will be bothered by Amidu’s appointment. “Any deep political thinker will say Akufo-Addo is risking the political future of his own political party. But even with that, if Amidu succeeds as a Special Prosecutor, the question will also be asked, who appointed him?
January 13, 2018 11:15 UTC
According to the veteran journalist, Mr Amidu “is fit for purpose”. “He [Amidu] is just fit for purpose,” Mr Baako added. This is not the first time Mr Baako has danced in support of a decision by the state. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo named Mr Amidu as the Special Prosecutor on Thursday, 11 January 2018. Mr Amidu will carry out the extraordinary responsibility of independently fighting corruption.
January 13, 2018 11:03 UTC
He was mad with Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, for claiming that the money paid by the expatriates was extorted. Mr Kyerematen said Ablakwa could not make value judgement on the allegation and at the same time call for a probe. He said nobody was forced to pay any money and that some of the business persons who sat with the president never paid a dime. He said there was someone who sat on the table and paid as low as GH¢13,000 as donation towards the successful organization of the event. The rest were David Haper, Chief Executive of Geodrill Ghana; Mike Tacwani, Chief Executive of B Pipe Plus Ghana; Yofi Grant, CEO of GIPC; Yeo Ziobeieton, Chief Executive of Unilever Ghana and Ishmael Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister.
January 13, 2018 10:18 UTC
General News of Saturday, 13 January 2018Source: rainbowradioonline.comKufour made Chancellor at UMaTFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has been made Chancellor of the UMaTFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has been made Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. The ceremony organized today [Friday] was also used to rename the university after the late George Grant, the first President of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The school is now called, the George Grant University of Mines and Technology. The Chancellor has an enormous responsibility to make this University continue to stand tall and maintain its positions as the best public-funded University in Ghana. In 1896, he established his own firm, George Grant and Company.
January 13, 2018 09:00 UTC
Feature Article of Sunday, 14 January 2018Columnist: Cameron DuoduCan Martin Amidu justify president Akufo-Addo’s faith in himMany remember Mr. Amidu as one of the most strident authoritarians of the NDC eraNO better compliment could have been paid to a citizen by the head of state of his country than has just been paid to Mr Martin Amidu, with his nomination to Parliament as Ghana’s first-ever Special Prosecutor. Mr Amidu should know that a lot of people – and not only in the NPP – strongly believe that President Akufo-Addo has taken a “monumental risk” (as someone put it) in gifting the post to Mr Amidu. But President Akufo-Addo is far-minded enough to brush that aside in the hope that Mr Amidu has jettisoned some of his more erratic ideas. The bar of expectations of what Mr Amidu can do in his new job, must therefore not be set too high. In other words, Mr Amidu will probably have – effectively – to reinvent himself if he is to satisfy the expectations of the public.
January 13, 2018 08:48 UTC
Feature Article of Saturday, 13 January 2018Columnist: Issah ImoroThe rise of Mr. Martin Amidu, President Akufo-Addo’s biggest political gambleplay videoMartin Alamisi AmiduThe day January 11, 2018 is one that deserves to be inscribed with golden ink in the books of Ghanaian history. Indeed, Professor Ransford Gyampo, a Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana summed this great feeling of ‘freedom’ from these shackles in his statement by stating that the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor ''is the most objective political appointment in the fourth Republic''. There is absolutely no doubt that you need to revise your notes if prior to the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu you had an iota of doubt as to whether President Akufo-Addo was really committed to fighting corruption. In my opinion this is the biggest deterrent President Akufo-Addo could have issued to his appointees against corruption. Before I conclude, I will like to preemptively advice NPP members/supports and Government appointees who are jubilating now with this nomination not to turn against him in the likely event that Mr. Martin Amidu turns his guns against some appointees of the Government.
January 13, 2018 08:26 UTC
Feature Article of Saturday, 13 January 2018Columnist: Professor LunguClaim that government isn't sponsor of petitions for new region is a fat lie, Mr. Dan Botwe! By the latest report on Ghanaweb (See Sources/Notes at bottom), Mr. Dan Botwe wants the people to know that the government is not:"...spending any pesewa to propagate that. In other words, many citizens of the current Western Region could never win for losing! SOURCES/NOTES(1) Government not sponsoring petitions for new region – Dan Botwe, (https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Government-not-sponsoring-petitions-for-new-region-Dan-Botwe-616869). Visit www.GhanaHero.Com/Visions, For More Information:SUBJ: Claim That Government Isn't Sponsor of Petitions for New Region is a Fat Lie, Mr. Dan Botwe!
January 13, 2018 07:07 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comProf. Gyimah-Boadi extols Martin Amidu; expresses confidence in his expertiseplay videoProf. Prof. Gyimah-Boadi further commended President Akufo-Addo for a wise decision made and expressed his confidence in Martin Amidu saying, he has no doubt in his expertise in administering justice by prosecuting both NPP and NDC corrupt officials. The appointment of Martin Amidu came as a shock to many as they thought either Lawyer Akoto Ampaw or Philip Addison would be nominated as the Special Prosecutor. The opposition NDC also argued that the Special Prosecutor will certainly be someone aligned to the NPP who will witch hunt NDC members. General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia believes the appointment of Martin Amidu is an indication that the NPP has an agenda against the NDC.
January 12, 2018 19:52 UTC
The Central Regional Communications Director, Mr. Robert Amissah also known in politics as Staga disclosed this to mynewsgh.com in an exclusive interview at Elmina. He indicated that the Central Regional NPP is fully prepared to conduct polling stations elections slated for January 17 this year in 2,482 polling stations in the region. Mr. Amissah added that each polling station will elect five polling station executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years. He revealed that the primaries would take place 17 days after the compilation of a new register of members at polling stations and constituency levels outlining measures adopted by the party to ensure peaceful, credible and the success of their elections. To this end, he appealed to Ghanaians to exercise greater restraint to enable President Nana Addo to address problems of unemployment, poverty, education and quality healthcare since better things are ahead this year.
January 12, 2018 18:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comInterior Minister renews Bimbilla Township curfewInterior Minister, Ambrose DeryThe Interior Ministry has reviewed the curfew hours on the Bimbilla Township following the recent attacks resulting in the death of three people and the injury of eight others on Thursday, January 11. A release signed by Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery directs that the renewed curfew which is effective Friday, January 12, 2018 be adhered to by all for their safety and wellbeing. The area has for several months been under a 4:00 pm to 6:00am curfew due to the consistent gun attacks. Meanwhile there is a total ban on all persons in the Bimbilla Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon. According to the Ministry of Interior, persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.
January 12, 2018 18:00 UTC
Mr. Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General in the National Democratic Congress [NDC] administration, was named as the Special Prosecutor by the President on Thursday, January 11, 2018. However, the attempt by President Akufo-Addo’s government to make the appointment of the Special Prosecutor a panacea that will restrain corruption in Ghana is nothing but an antithesis to the fight against corruption in the country. Chief State Prosecutor shall be the Attorney General of the Republic. The CSP shall be nominated by the Ghana Bar Association on the advice of the Judicial Council and approved by Parliament. CSP shall hold office for 10 years upon parliamentary approval of his nomination unless he resigns, removed or dies.
January 12, 2018 10:41 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: dailyguideafrica.comChinese hacks Ghanaian over fishThe suspect has provisionally been charged with unlawfully causing harmThe Marine, Railway and Port Unit of the Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old Chinese national for allegedly slashing his Ghanaian worker at the Tema Fishing Harbour in the Greater Accra Region over a carton of fish. The culprit, Maxim Long, Chief Operating Officer of Maxim MV II, was said to have slashed 33-year-old Abraham Arthur, who is a stevedore. The injured reported the incident to the Tema Fishing Harbour Police Station who arrested the suspect. According to reports, on January 9, 2018 at about 3:30pm, Abraham was accused of stealing a carton of fish by a colleague. The co-worker subsequently reported the matter to the Chinese boss who slashed the left hand of the Ghanaian.
January 12, 2018 09:56 UTC