Today marks exactly 40 years since the country was unceremoniously slapped with such a history. Their murder came together with that of a retired Major in the Ghana Armed Forces, Sam Acquah. Major Sam Acquah was the Director of Personnel at the Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC) before he was killed. Roger Gocking’s History of Ghana had explained that the three judges had overturned judgments handed by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC)’s People’s Revolutionary Courts. The video below shows the funeral and burial service of the three murdered High Court Judges.
June 30, 2022 15:13 UTC
He was commenting on the recent Arise Ghana demonstration which saw scores of people pour onto the streets in protest against economic hardship. “I have said the only time I will embark on a demonstration on the streets is when someone takes the gun to overthrow the constitution [coup d’état]. But if someone attempts to stage a coup d’état to disrupt the 4th Republic, for that I will hit the streets,” Kweku Baako said. He criticized the violent nature of the first day [June 28] of the Arise Ghana demonstration. Meanwhile, the second day of the demonstration [June 29] was incident-free and has elicited commendation from the Ghana Police Service.
June 30, 2022 13:13 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 29 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comPolice arrest Arise Ghana protestorArise Ghana group stages demo against economic hardshipDay 2 #KromAy3Hye demonstration beginsOne of the Arise Ghana protestors has been arrested for possessing a sidearm. Meanwhile, NDC's Joshua Akamba was also spotted with a weapon among the crowd of demonstrators gathered around the El-Wak Stadium, today, 29th June, 2022. A police statement indicates that,"he was duly advised by the Police to put the weapon away after his attention was drawn to the illegality associated with such an act. He was also urged to notify other demonstrators to desist from carrying offensive weapons during the demonstration." Below is the videoMeanwhile, GhanaWeb is accepting nominations for the prestigious GhanaWeb Excellence Awards – Youth Edition.
June 29, 2022 16:51 UTC
Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George, has revealed that he has not used mobile money for any transaction for 9 weeks now. According to him, this move is a silent protest against the E-Levy introduction which he describes as a ‘ponzi scheme’. Speaking on Good Morning Ghana, he said majority of Ghanaians have also not used mobile money hence the reason government has failed to achieve its target. “I can proudly and boldly confirm that this is 9 weeks since I did mobile money. I am a proud Ghanaian citizen because this is a silent protest and apparently, we are in the majority.
June 29, 2022 15:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 29 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comOrganisers of Arise Ghana have, together with some aggrieved Ghanaians began converging at the Elwak Stadium in Accra to continue with protests against current economic challenges facing the country. This follows chaotic incidents that marred Tuesday's protests which came off at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. The clash was a result of the insistence of the protestors to use a route contrary to the one ordered by a High Court on Monday. An Accra High Court, following an application by the police, ordered the demonstration to commence at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, through Farisco Junction to TUC and end at the Independence Square in Accra. We bring you updates from the grounds:Meanwhile, GhanaWeb is accepting nominations for the prestigious GhanaWeb Excellence Awards – Youth Edition.
June 29, 2022 14:12 UTC
Violence ensued in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 28, 2022; when protesters clashed with Police on the first day of the Arise Ghana demonstration. At a press conference after the incident, some leading members of Arise Ghana, accused the Police and people in authority of premeditating the events that played out on Tuesday. "Some ones of the police officials were wearing clothes like this (Arise Ghana red shirts), I didn’t know they were police officers. Court Order and Stay of ExecutionAn Accra High Court set 12 July 2022 to rule on the stay of execution application filed by pressure group Arise Ghana. The court ordered Arise Ghana to use the Farisco Traffic Light through to TUC headquarters and onward to the Independence Square.
June 29, 2022 13:30 UTC
According to GhanaWeb sources, the outgoing National Organizer of the NPP will look to snatch the Akropong parliamentary ticket from the incumbent MP, Oheneba Dokua Asiamah-Adjei. Reports suggest that Sammy Awuku was interested in contesting the Adentan seat but opted for the Akropong seat because it is a relatively safe seat in his home region. Baba Tauffic boasts of enormous experience such as serving as the Youth organizer when Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa won the Adentan seat in 2016It will be recalled that Hon. Baba Tauffic is hopeful of reclaiming the seat for the NPP.
June 29, 2022 10:42 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 28 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comChaos as police, protestors clash at Arise Ghana demoPolice fire tear gas on agitated protestorsPolice condemns violent protest, says 'behaviour is unacceptable'The Ghana Police Service has in a social media post described as ‘shameful’, the pandemonium that characterized the Arise Ghana demonstration, Tuesday afternoon. In a statement on its social media handle, the police condemned the violent act and exonerated itself from blame. “What a shame, we were there to protect you and ensure your safety, but you throw stones at us, injure and hurt us. TWI NEWSArise Ghana hit the streets to protest what it described as worsening economic conditions in the county. Attack on Police in the Ongoing Arise Ghana DemonstrationWhat a shame, we were there to protect you and ensure your safety, but you throw stones at us, injure and hurt us.
June 29, 2022 08:39 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 28 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comArise Ghana is holding its planned demonstration today. Protestors converged at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange and began moving from 12pm. The protest is primarily to protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, which has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians. Others are to protest the grabbing of state lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve. Join our live updates here:
June 29, 2022 01:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 28 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comIt appears there is confusion on the grounds of the demonstration at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle as Arise Ghana protestors and officials from the police service clash. The altercation happened after organisers met with top officials of the police service to discuss the way forward following an obstruction when protestors tried moving from Obra Spot. After this meeting with the police, organisers returned to address the crowd about the situation but during this period, aggrieved protestors went against the police and tried pushing back the barricade. There's heavy police presence as about 500 police personnel have been deployed to the area to deal with the situation. Pockets of protestors are still scattered around the grounds, burning tyres and pelting stones at passing police.
June 28, 2022 22:35 UTC
According to dailyguidenetwork.com, the incident happened when the debtor invited the deceased, identified as Akosua Esi who was a yam trader, to his farm in a village called Iddrisu Akuraa around Kronteng- Krachi to buy yam. The debtor shot Akosua Esi and the motor rider she was moving with on their way to his farm. The DCE, Evans Kyei Ntirii, in an interview said his brother’s wife, Akosua Esi was a yam trader at Maame Krobo market. “The Inspector-General of police upon hearing the incident sent the Regional Police Commander and his team to the families of the deceased,” he said. The bodies of Akosua Esi and the motor rider who is in his early 20s have been deposited at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian hospital pending an autopsy.
June 28, 2022 16:52 UTC
“When I come and sit here and you play pronouncements that were previously made (by the president and the vice president), I’m embarrassed because these are not propaganda, they are things that we said we will do. “…you have to ask those who are in charge (why the government has failed to attain its promises). There were people in charge of finance and anytime the cedi fell and we said they were not doing well. There are people still in charge of these sectors,” he said. Watch Akomea's interview below:Meanwhile, GhanaWeb is accepting nominations for the prestigious GhanaWeb Excellence Awards – Youth Edition.
June 28, 2022 15:51 UTC
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June 28, 2022 15:32 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 28 June 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comHearts of Oak win MTN FA Cup after beating Bechem UnitedBechem United stariker Augustin Okrah received a red cardHearts of Oak win back-to-back FA Cup championshipsBechem United forward, Augustine Okrah, has rendered an unqualified apology for headbutting an assistant referee, Stephen Balanguena, during the Sunday June 26 MTN FA Cup final between his club and Accra Hearts of Oak. He also used the opportunity to ask for forgiveness from the entire management of Bechem United, the fanbase and teammates for the harm his actions may have caused them. “I tender an unconditional apology for the unethical behavior that caused my early exit from the FA Cup final between Hearts of Oak and Bechem United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday. “To Mr. Kingsley Owusu Achau, The Patrons, The Management, My Indefatigable teammates, The Entire fans (Hunters), Friends of Bechem United, The good people of Ahafo Region and the entire sporting fraternity, please forgive me this one last time. Augustine Okrah was shown a red card in the 68th minute of the much-anticipated FA Cup finals after a throw in which he thought should have gone his way was called against him instead.
June 28, 2022 10:43 UTC