Health News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comFoods from South Africa under FDA scrutiny; public caution urgedDairy products are being scrutinised by the Ministry of HealthThe Ministry of Health says following an outbreak of a food-based disease in South Africa, foods from that country have been put under scrutiny. According to the Ministry, dairy products, fruits and vegetables coming from South Africa into Ghana are being monitored to prevent a similar outbreak of the disease. The disease, Listeriosis, is food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, a release from the Health Ministry explains. According to an online article about the disease, it primarily causes infections of the central nervous system (meningitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, cerebritis) and bacteremia in those who are immunocompromised, pregnant women, and those at the extremes of age (newborns and the elderly), as well as gastroenteritis in healthy persons who have been severely infected. However, the Ministry says, “there is no cause for alarm and we shall continue to monitor, investigate and assess the quality of plant and animal products coming from South Africa.”Read the full alert from the Ministry below:
January 11, 2018 23:48 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: citifmonline.com2 shot as robbers attack Mobile Money agent at Busia JunctionA victim of the robbery with a gunshot wound in his ribTwo persons have sustained severe gunshot wounds at Busia Junction near Odorkor in Accra, following a robbery attack on a Mobile Money operation point. However, others told Citi News they had experienced this new trend of robbery at Mobile Money points within the vicinity. According to residents, the robbers who stormed the shop of a mobile money vendor, shot at him when he refused to hand over his sales and was running away. No security at Mobile Money PointsRobbery attacks at Mobile Money joints appear to be the new wave of crime at least in Accra, considering that thousands of agents are engaged in it, serving many Ghanaians who are either sending, receiving, or loading money into their wallets. There is virtually no security at most mobile money joints, despite the huge transactions taking place at some points.
January 11, 2018 23:15 UTC
Sports World News of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comMessi nets double as Barca cruise into Copa del Rey quarter-finalsLionel MessiLionel Messi scored twice in the opening 15 minutes as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. A weakened Barca side drew the first leg 1-1 last week. But they named a stronger line-up for the home game, and Messi swept in twice from Jordi Alba crosses. It was the first time Alba, who has assisted seven of Messi's strikes this season, has been involved in three goals in a Barcelona game. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also in the last eight, along with Valencia, Leganes, Alaves, Espanyol and Sevilla.
January 11, 2018 22:30 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: sanatuzambang.comTamale Teaching Hospital missing IDTC Equipments found at Universal Health ClinicTamale Teaching Hospital emergency centreThe Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) emergency centre to cater for patients infected with Ebola and other deadly diseases, known as the Infectious Disease Treatment Centre (IDTC) was funded by the Korean government under the auspices of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), at the cost of 1.5 million cedis. The TTH stuff and the Tamale police service rushed to the said health facility, after a series of investigations, the serial numbers of the equipments in the said health facility matched that of the ones at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). According to Sanatu Zambang anonymous reporter, the said health facility is Universal Health Clinic and its owned by one of the senior staff at The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) who was/is also contesting for a high ranking position at Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). Police investigations revealed that the said senior stuff confirmed that the missing equipments were sold to him by someone. sanatuzambang.com will reveal the list of equipments missing and other details of the whole story as it unfolds.
January 11, 2018 21:56 UTC
In a statement released after Amidu’s appointment, Professor Gyampo applauded President Akufo-Addo describing his choice of appointee as the most objective political appointment ever made in Ghana’s history. “This is the MOST OBJECTIVE POLITICAL APPOINTMENT that has ever been made in the history of our Fourth Republic. Read the full statement below:Appointment of Martin Amida as Special Prosecutor: The Most Objective Political Appointment Ever Made in the History of Ghana's Fourth Republic1. The Special Prosecutor suffers from a fundamental challenge regarding autonomy and independence. This is the MOST OBJECTIVE POLITICAL APPOINTMENT that has ever been made in the history of our Fourth Republic.
January 11, 2018 21:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: 3news.comSupport Martin Amidu and give him information – Rawlings to GhanaiansMartin Alamisi Amidu was appointed the first Special Prosecutor by President Akufo-AddoFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated the newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu. Mr Amidu, who is a staunch anti-graft campaigner, was on Thursday nominated the first Special Prosecutor by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House. In his message to congratulate Mr Amidu, whom he holds in high esteem as a result of his principles, Mr Rawlings said the former Attorney General and Justice Minister “has proven to be a fearless anti-corruption crusader whose pursuit of truth and justice has won him national admiration”. He made one request to Ghanaians for the successful discharge of the duties of Mr Amidu. “I call on all Ghanaians to offer the appointee the required support and information in pursuit of what will undoubtedly be a challenging role.”The former president also “urged Ghanaians to pray for God’s guidance and strength for Mr. Amidu as he works to restore the wheels of justice”.
January 11, 2018 20:48 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: ghananewsagency.orgSeptuagenarian in court for allegedly 'fingering' 3-year-old girlMedical examination conducted on the three-year-old showed her hymen been 'centrally perforated'A 77-year-old unemployed man has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly inserting his fingers into the vagina of a three-year-old girl at La a suburb of Accra. Medical examination conducted on the three-year-old showed that her hymen been “centrally perforated.”Sai Tortoe aka Abaalo charged with indecent assault, pleaded not guilty. The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku released Tortoe on self recognisance bail in the sum of GH 5,000 cedis. According to the court, it observed that that Tortoe could barely walk on his own ss he was being assisted to walk in court. According to the prosecution the medical report indicated that the victim’s hymen has been centrally perforated.
January 11, 2018 20:15 UTC
Reacting to his comments, Mr. Ablakwa, who was the second to face the committee, Thursday, January 11, said it was a failed damage control attempt. “The day he said that, that became the biggest joke on social media. Chairman, if you look at the 23rd October 2017 which has the attachment of the awards, everything here about President is clear. After hearing from Alan Kyeremanten, the sector Minister, the president caused a statement to be issued by the Information Minister clearing the Minister of any wrongdoing. Ablakwa provided documentary evidence he claims were a comedy of contradictions by the Trades Minister Alan Kyerematen.
January 11, 2018 19:55 UTC
General News of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: citifmonline.comRawlings hails ‘fearless’ Amidu’s selection as Special ProsecutorFormer President Jerry John RawlingsFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has praised the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. He became the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012 under the late President John Evans Atta-Mills. Find below the full statementRAWLINGS CONGRATULATES AMIDUFormer President Rawlings has congratulated Mr. Martin Amidu on his appointment as the Special Prosecutor at the office of the Independent Prosecutor. Mr. Rawlings who was hopeful that Parliament would approve the appointment said, “The President couldn’t have made a better choice”. They both however lost to President John Kufuor that year.
January 11, 2018 19:18 UTC
Is travelling to Ghana as simple as jumping on a flight and booking a decent hotel? We’ve pulled together the top five things you need to know before you travel to Ghana on your next break! You’ll need a vaccinationThose who aren’t a fan of needles might not be too pleased to know that there is an immunisation required of travellers by Ghana. There’s plenty to doOkay, so if you’ve done your research you may already know this, but Ghana really is a hub of activity both during the day and at night. So there you have it – our top things to know before you travel to Ghana.
January 11, 2018 17:48 UTC
It is now time to come to terms with the possibility of a black person being born with blue eyes. This is a rare genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome that comes with varying degrees of deafness, minor body defects and pigmentation changes. This was the fate of little Chogtaa from northern Ghana who is just a year and nine months old and was born with blue eyes and minor hearing loss. Ghanaian model and entrepreneur Afi Antonio met with Chogtaa’s mother at a clinic where the bubbly girl was undergoing checkup for her hearing loss. “Waardenburg syndrome is not a curse, there are thousands of people living with this condition all over the world.
January 11, 2018 17:26 UTC
the research organised by the University revealed that majority of Ghanaians will vote for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) if elections were held today. when asked whether the NDC doubted the research, Mr. Anyidoho said: “I have not seen a proper research carried out in 10 days. We will analyse hit and work toward it.”Assuring that they will not trash the survey, he posited that “We will not discard the research but we the NDC people are not afraid. The survey, which was carried out by the Political Science Department of the school, revealed that government received an approval rating of 62.1% after one year in office. The survey was carried out in 250 electoral areas and 50 constituencies from the 10 regions with 5000 respondents.
January 11, 2018 17:14 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 11 January 2018Source: kasapafmonline.comKumasi gang rape: Fifth suspect arrestedThe arrest is in relation to his alleged involvement in a gang-rape at Bantama a surburb of KumasiPolice in the Ashanti Region have arrested one more person in connection with the infamous gang-rape of a teenage girl at Bantama, a suburb of Kumasi. This is the fifth arrests made in connection with the crime allegedly committed by the suspects who have since been remanded into police custody. “Someone else has also been arrested and that person is duly also represented,” Lawyer for the four suspects standing trial, John Boamah confirmed the arrest to the media. Speaking to Journalists after the in camera hearing today, the Lawyer for the four juvenile suspects said they are awaiting directions from the prosecutor. We are waiting for the prosecution, whatever information they have for us because the media houses are saying there’s an alleged rape.
January 11, 2018 13:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 12 January 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghMajor Mahama murder: 14 suspects to face trialA section of the accused being led away after the committal processesThe Accra Central District Court has committed the 14 people accused of killing Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi to stand trial for murder at the High court. According to the magistrate, there was ample evidence to warrant their trial at the High Court. “I, therefore, commit them to stand trial at the High Court to answer the charges leveled against them,“ he said. The trial, the magistrate said, would commence at the High Court on February 15, 2018. The exhibits include the burnt shirt of Major Mahama, his mobile phone, sticks, metal rods, stones and other tools allegedly used by the accused persons to lynch the military officer.
January 11, 2018 13:30 UTC
Feature Article of Thursday, 11 January 2018Columnist: Adnan MustaphaAn African voice on homosexualityMany African countries have developed strong laws to criminalize the actUnder the pretext of Safeguarding Human rights all over the world, a lot of immoralities have been introduced and forced into our way of life. The 21st century has seen the practice of homosexuality gained an exponential growth. Many African countries notably Nigeria and Uganda have developed strong laws, criminalizing the act and in some cases with an extension to advocates trudging for its legalization. However, regardless of the strong condemnation and detestation from Africa, South Africa have opened up its Laws to accept the practice. There are also pockets of individuals in most of the countries that criminalizes the act who are secretly engaged in homosexuality.
January 11, 2018 10:07 UTC