Regional News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: adomonline.comMan, 25 drowns in Oti riverFile photo25-year-old man Alidu Abubakar Sadiq has drowned in river Oti at Damanko in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region. This unfortunate incident occurred when he was swimming to cross the river with his friends Saturday afternoon. After hours of search by residents and the police, the body which was already decomposing. Adom News’ Illiasu Abdul Rauf reported that residents have thronged to the riverside to catch a glimpse of the body. They are therefore appealing to the police to release the body to the family for burial.
Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: citifmonline.comMan arrested for posing as CID officerHe was arrested at a hotel in the Abuakwa South district of the Eastern Region upon a tip-offA young man believed to be in his early 30s has been arrested by the Kibi Police command for posing as a personnel of the Ghana Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He was arrested at a hotel in the Abuakwa South district of the Eastern Region upon a tip-off. “We got the information that the gentleman, in his early 30s was going around telling people that he is a CID officer. According to residents, he said he was a CID man and he was there purposely to investigate a murder case. I think the people in observing him clearly and from his conversation and actions, suspected that he was not a CID officer so they alerted the police.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comFounder’s Day celebration misleading – Prof. Mike OquayeSpeaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike OquayeSpeaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye has said it is palpably false that Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded independent Ghana. The History Professor argues that crediting the Independence of Ghana to Nkrumah alone is wrong, indicating that the Independence struggle was not championed by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as has been the perception. Speaking at an IEA event of a documentary on the political history of Ghana between 1844 and the Fourth Republican Constitution, Prof. Mike Oquaye condemned the current history curriculum, describing it as misleading. And this has been an unfortunate aspect of our history, so much so that today we celebrate one Founding Father, which is palpably false. And it pains me particularly that we should teach our children such false history.
Politics of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: mynewsgh.comTrouble brews in NPP over DCE positionThey cited other reasons why they are objecting to the appointment of the two in a petitionEven before president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominates a District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Salaga East District of the Northern region, a group comprising some polling station executives have vowed to rise up in arms against some two names bandied around. According to the group, some faceless individuals within the party are fronting for one Mohammed Tamimu and Alhassan Abdulah Iddi for the position but indicate that both have not given a good account of themselves to merit the position. In a petition through the Northern Regional minister Salifu Saeed to the President, they cited other reasons why they are objecting to the appointment of the two.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comRegional Minister initiates moves to address Security Coordinator rowMembers of Delta Force attacked the newly appointed Ashanti Regional Security CoordinatoThe Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has assured his commitment to address the current agitation in his region over the removal of the Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei. This comes in the wake of the dreadful attack on the newly appointed Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei by Delta Force, a pro-NPP vigilante group, Friday. The Ashanti Region based vigilante group of the ruling NPP on Friday stormed the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council and attacked the Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei. The group wants one of their own, who is a leader among them, to be appointed for that position under contention. But in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the Regional Minister said he’s started moves to ensure the total resolution of the matter for calm to return to the region.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comCHRAJ handled 21 misappropriation cases in 2016Logo of CHRAJThe Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in 2016 processed 59 cases with misappropriation registering 21 cases. The Director of Anti-Corruption of CHRAJ, Charles Ayamdoo, said of the total number of Cases processed by the Commission in 2016, the statistical distribution include misappropriation 21, conflict of interest two, bribery three, extortion 10, and abuse of office seven. Mr Ayamdoo made these revelations known in Accra during a Multi-stakeholder Forum on Strengthening Responsiveness to Corruption Related Grievances. Mr Ayamdoo said: “It takes many forms with different types of participants, settings, stakes and techniques. On corruption prevention Mr Ayamdoo called for systems examination, enhancement and control.
Entertainment of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: graphiconline.comTourism training programme to help boost sectorLogo of Ministry of Tourism, Art and CultureA three-city tourism training programme to help enhance the capabilities of various players in the nation’s tourism sector will be held from April 23 to April 29 in Kumasi, Ada and Cape Coast. Organised by Nasoa Services, the programme is in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture; Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) with support from the United States Embassy in Ghana. According to the National Tourism Development Plan (2013 - 2027), development of human resource in the tourism business is a key requirement for the transformation of the sector in this country. Speakers at the training sessions will include two specialists from the United States of America. Another speaker at the training sessions is Akunu Dake, a cultural activist and CEO of Heritage Development, a culture and tourism development and event management consultancy.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comYou have a duty to guard integrity of Judiciary - Nana Addo to Judges & LawyersPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has underscored the need for the judiciary to guard the integrity of the judicial process in the country. He made the comments when he delivered a speech at 10th anniversary of the Homce Call of the late Chief Justice George Acquah, OSG. He said: ‘’…there is a consolable concern within the Ghanaian public about the integrity of our judicial system. He eulogized the late Chief Justice saying: ''The late Chief Justice Acquah was a firm supporter of the introduction of technology in the operations of the judicial system. It is my prayer that the soul of the late Chief Justice Acquah will continue to rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comSecurity officer runs away with bank’s depositsThe incident took place at the Koforidua branch of the bankA private security officer has allegedly absconded with deposits of customers of the Dumpong Rural bank located in the Eastern region . The incident took place at the Koforidua branch of the bank. The suspect was employed by the bank last year after opening the Koforidua branch . The security officer, identified as Benard Otoo Xerxes , 29, who keeps the keys of the bank reportedly broke into the safe where customers deposits are kept at night, took away Ghc12,000, locked up the bank and absconded . Subsequently, the Koforidua branch manager, Elikplim Gewu, lodged complaint at the New Juaben Municipal Police Command.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghIt’s time to use NPP’s grievance procedures - UPSA LecturerMr Ustarz Jibreel Abubakar BabayaraA lecturer at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) in Accra, Mr Ustarz Jibreel Abubakar, popularly known as Babayara, has detached himself from a statement calling on the President to appoint him as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region. We need to use the party hierarchy to seek redress,” Mr Abubakar said. He said Bawku Central was one of the favoured constituencies in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government, adding, “We have our son Alhaji Sule Yiremea as a member of the Council of State. However, Mr Abubakar expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the organisers of the press conference for thinking of him but distanced himself from the statement. There must be a paradigm shift if only we want to remain relevant in the political landscape of the party.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comBan small scale mining to end galamsey- AblakwaGalamsey has destroyed several of the country’s water bodiesMember of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has proposed a total ban on small scale mining in the country as a means of stopping the distraction that the activity causes to the environment. The issue of galamsey (illegal small scale mining) has been an age old problem with successive governments finding it very difficult to fight. Galamsey has destroyed several of the country’s water bodies, resulting in them drying up.This has resulted in the pollution of the water the Ghana Water Company Limited, treats and supplies to the populace. Ablakwa was confident that the freeze on small scale mining will be an effective measure largely to end the menace that the activity poses to the country. And then in the mean time…shouldn’t we just ban small scale mining totally and possibly even put a moratorium on all forms of mining.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comAttack on Security Coordinator: Police arrest organiser of Delta ForceAccording to the Police, Kwadwo Bamba is assisting them with their investigations. Police in Kumasi say they have arrested the organizer of Delta Force, a vigilante group that attacked the Regional Security Coordinator Laison Officer. They manhandled and pushed the security coordinator until police personnel rescued him. Members of the vigilante group want their favourite, a man identified only as Mohammed, to get the job of regional security coordinator. Godwin Ahianyo of the Public Affairs Unit of the police in Ashanti Region wants the public to "furnish the Command with necessary information" that will lead to the arrest of who take the law into their own hands.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: accrafmonline.comDecongesting prisons: Consider community service – Government urgedA picture of some prisoners sleeping on the floorAuthorities at the Kumasi Central Prisons have renewed calls for non-custodial sentences for persons convicted of minor offences in order to reduce congestion at the Kumasi Central Prisons. The correctional facility, similar to most prisons in the country, is overcrowded and currently holds 1721 inmates, way above its original capacity of 700. This came to light on Saturday March 25 following a donation to the prison by the Bantama congregation of the Church of Christ in Kumasi. Living conditions are poor and it would be ideal to have another facility elsewhere to which some of the prisoners could be transferred to ease the congestion. What I would wish is for those who committed misdemeanours to be made to undertake communal labour so we reduce crowding in the prisons,” Mrs Vormadi said.
Politics of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: radiogold905.comJail NDC bigwigs who squandered campaign cash – Sam Pee YalleyImmediate past High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee YalleyImmediate past High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee Yalley says some stalwarts in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) could end up in jail if the party begins to probe the whereabouts of campaign funds meant for the 2016 elections. He added: “I know of parliamentary candidates who were so sure Mahama was going to win and therefore did not use the resources given to them for the campaign. His comment is occasioned by media reports that former president Mahama will soon drop the names of members of the NDC Functional Executive Committee members who went to him for money for the campaign. According to media reports, Mr. Mahama has been compelled to do so after several reports that some members of the party are accusing him of failing to resource the party hence their defeat at the polls. Sam Pee Yalley is entreating all aggrieved party members to channel their concerns to the Dr. Kwesi Botchway committee that is investigating the defeat of the NDC in the 2016 presidential elections.
General News of Sunday, 26 March 2017Source: GBC.comAkufo-Addo reiterates commitment to making teaching attractivePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident Akufo-Addo says his government will restore the teaching profession to the status it once enjoyed and make it an attractive career choice. Speaking at the 90th anniversary of Krobo Girls Senior High School, President Akufo-Addo said the government will introduce special incentives to teachers. The Krobo Girls' School was built in 1923 at the Abokobi Presbyterian Mission house in Accra. President Akufo-Addo said citizens can make informed choices if they are empowered with the capacity to make such choices. The President explained why the government is making education at the Senior High level free.