Reacting to some of the concerns raised by protestors, Boakye Antwi chided them for their actions and also described the protest as ‘anti-government. He reminded the protestors that no one in government is unaware of the challenges facing the country and that they are doing their best to resolve the issues. He questioned if the demonstrators thought about the third wave which is currently being experienced in the country. ‘My other concern is that the Covid-19 protocols have been breached to the extreme because almost everybody who spoke there didn’t have a mask on. The lawlessness, disregard for rule of law, indiscipline in our country are all matters that ought to be looked at,” he said.
August 05, 2021 06:45 UTC
According to the television station which belongs to Jospong, the journalist still remains part of the Metro TV family. There were various reports on social media that Bridget Otoo, who was supposed to anchor the major news for the station starting Tuesday, August 3, had been prevented from entering the Metro TV studios after she was done with her makeup. Journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni, for example, in a long post, on his social media timeline said, “Bridget was stopped from going on air. “Following the bad press Metro TV has received, the man who stormed the station with the motorcade reportedly called Bridget Otoo and pleaded with her to return and that the "misunderstanding" was being resolved,” Azure Awuni said in his post. But the TV station in a post on their official verified Metro News Facebook page responded:“Our latest addition Bridget Otoo remains a part of the Metro TV family and a happy one as such.
August 05, 2021 06:45 UTC
Owing to the history between the campaigners and the police, there were suspicions of possible clashes between the police officers and the demonstrators. A leading of the #FixTheCountry, Abeiku Adams crusade took to Facebook to shower praises on Akuffo Dampare who was the leader of the police team that provided security for the protestors. Today #FixTheCountry demo was proof of Who we have as IGP.”GhanaWeb reported earlier that Akuffo Dampare was in the thick of affairs in the provision of security for the demonstrators. The #FixTheCountry demonstration attracted hundreds of Ghanaians from all walks of life who expressed dissatisfaction with the running of the country. Placards with inscriptions about unemployment, corruption and taxes were displayed as the demonstrators marched through some principal streets of the capital.
August 05, 2021 06:33 UTC
The protest which has been 'cooking' since May courted international attention with foreign media covering the non-partisan protest. BBC PidginThe pidgin version of the BBC website also reported the demonstration with extensive coverage of compelling videos and photos. AljazeeraThe Aljazeera report like the others shed light on the various inscriptions on the placards and highlighted the economic issues that fueled the demonstration. “Lead by social media activists, the #FixTheCountry protest on Twitter has been highlighting economic problems and government management. AfricaNewsAfricaNews in their report highlighted the possible causes of the demonstrations and noted that the demonstrations will be replicated across the various regions in the country.
August 05, 2021 06:22 UTC
The University of Ghana had defaulted on a flagship developmental partnership programme backed by the US government; therefore, Global Insurer Chubb Ltd. asked a New York federal judge to confirm a $165 million arbitration award against the University. The award reflects the value of rent income that the new campus facilities would have generated, Chubb told the court. University of Ghana was unable to procure a contractually required letter of credit, according to the Chubb petition, and moved to terminate the contract, triggering arbitration in 2018. The University of Ghana did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Counsel information for the University of Ghana was not immediately available.
August 05, 2021 06:22 UTC
General News of Thursday, 5 August 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Dr Michael Obeng has been arrested by the MDC• He was arrested together with some quack doctors and dentists• The doctor was operating without a valid licenceDr Michael K. Obeng, a US-trained Ghanaian qualified medical doctor has been arrested for working without a valid licence from the Medical and Dental Council (MDC), Daily Graphic has reported. Dr Michael Obeng was arrested in a joint operation by the MDC and the Ghana Police Service where some suspected quack medical doctors and dentists were arrested in the Greater Accra, Bono and Central regions. The operation led to the closure of seven health facilities where the suspects were operating. Some 12 fake dentists and six quack medical doctors are said to have attended to many people in their operational areas. The names of the quack doctors, according to the Daily Graphic report, were given as Osei Bonsu Hayford, who was arrested practising medicine illegally at the O.B.
August 05, 2021 05:48 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 5 August 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhana’s relay team has qualified for the final of the 4x100m event of the 2020 Olympic Games as the second fastest losers. Ghana’s team of Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, Sean Safo Antwi and Joseph Paul Amoah managed to secure a ticket to the final despite finishing fifth in the heats. Ghana took off with Sean Safo-Antwi who did well to pass on the baton to the rapid Benjamin Azamti. Emmanuel Yeboah then initiated the curve with a good sprint before handing it to Joe Paul Amoah who managed to finish with a time that kept Ghana in the competition. They will return to the tracks on Friday for the final which is scheduled for 13:50 GMT
August 05, 2021 03:33 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 4 August 2021Source: rainbowradioonline.comOrganizers of the #FixTheCountry demonstration have said they would not present any petition to any authority. According to them, it would not be prudent to present any petition because the leaders are aware of the issues affecting Ghanaians. Ernesto Yeboah, leader of the Economic Fighters League, told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that a responsible leader or responsible leaders should be aware of the challenges confronting the people. To him, the demonstration and the issues that would be raised would send a signal to all those responsible for managing our resources. He disclosed the demonstration would be replicated in all the other regions and across the globe until the issues raised have been addressed.
August 04, 2021 19:07 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 4 August 2021Source: kasapafmonline.comA 47-year-old pastor, Francis Hammond, has committed suicide by hanging at Etii Sonkwa in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region over alleged threats by his wife to divorce him. The worried father upon hearing this decided to call the deceased senior brother who is also a pastor to inform him but the deceased stopped him from doing so. The deceased is said to have later told his father to go and rest in his room while he (deceased) also takes a nap but instead hanged himself on his ceiling fan. Father of the deceased in an interview said he believes the threats of divorce forced his son who’s a father of five to take his life. A report was made to the Police who came to the crime scene and conveyed the dead body to Abura Dunkwa Mortuary for preservation.
August 04, 2021 18:33 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 4 August 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Coach Karim Zito has named a 35-man squad for camping• But he left out youngster Andrews Appau who had a good season with the Porcupines• He claims he didn’t watch the 2020/2021 GPLBlack Satellites coach, Karim Zito has explained his reason for excluding Asante Kotoko defender, Andrews Appau from his 35 players for camping. But reacting to questions about Appau’s exclusion in an interview that was aired on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, coach Zito stated that he doesn’t know the player in question because he didn’t monitor the just ended Ghana Premier League season. “Which Kotoko player? I don’t know him and I don’t watch Kotoko matches, I don’t usually watch matches. So, the player you are mentioning I don’t know him.
August 04, 2021 17:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 4 August 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is one of Ghana’s Founding Fathers• He was at the forefront of the independence declaration in March 1957• A rare photograph was taken of Nkrumah on the day6th March, 1957 was a day of joy for all Ghanaians. It was the day the country regained its freedom from the shackles of colonialism and became an independent country. It was a photograph of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the stage with his allies; Krobo Adusei, Kojo Botsio, and Komla Agbeli Gbedemah. This picture, according to historian – Kofi Yeboah, is not the one which has been used over time by many in articles and history books – one which depicted the other allies of Nkrumah lifting their hands whilst Nkrumah made his speech. This is the picture but with a different angle, see Kwame Nkrumah with the hand,” he told GhanaWeb’s Wonder Ami Hagan on the People & Places show.
August 04, 2021 16:41 UTC
One of the tweeps said, "Sam George remains undefeated. "Sister Derby and Sheldon trying hard not comment about Sam George post. Sister Derby said Sam George was a “shameful and backward thinker” for pushing the criminalisation of LGBTQ+ and calling advocates “perverts”. Sam George remains undefeated ???? (@Oscarnuwati) August 4, 2021Another technical knockout, I mean the last paragraph, Sam George go kill people p333????????
August 04, 2021 15:33 UTC
Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi, better known as the Eagle Prophet was quoted by Accra-based Hot FM to have said that people who are opposing the Building of the National Cathedral will face the wrath of God. He claimed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's quest to build the Cathedral was a command from God. These utterances from the Eagle Prophet triggered a response from Kwame A-Plus who has labelled the Eagle Prophet as "foolish" for making such a statement in the public domain. A-Plus asked the Eagle Prophet if the late TB Joshua’s death was a result of his opposition to the building of the National Cathedral. Did TB Joshua die because he criticized the national cathedral?
August 04, 2021 14:48 UTC
Juventus Duorinaah, according to mynewsgh recently graduated from the country’s premier university with a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB). Coming from humble beginnings, Mr Duorinaah has graduated from the University of Ghana after three years defying the odds with his impairment. Having graduated in 2015, he continued to the University of Cardiff for a degree in Human Rights Law seeing that he is an avid campaigner for human rights, especially for persons with disability and the marginalised in society. Juventus Duorinaah returned to Ghana after acquiring the degree from Cardiff and applied to pursue his lifelong dream, the Bachelor of Law degree LLB at the University of Ghana. Now graduated, he has the enviable feat of being the first hearing-impaired student from any university in Ghana with an LLB and will certainly be on his way to the Ghana School of Law.
August 04, 2021 14:37 UTC
“We are therefore appealing for ramps on the road so that when we are not around, the children can safely cross,” she further appealed. If you don’t assist your children cross the road, they can’t do it on their own. She called on authorities of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) to ensure that ramps are fixed on the road. Unit Committee Chairman of the area, Paul Senyemi on his part recalled instances where school children were ran over by reckless drivers. He therefore appealed to the Manya Krobo Municipal Authority and the GHA to as a matter of urgency construct speed ramps on the stretch.
August 04, 2021 13:30 UTC