General News of Wednesday, 16 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Martin Amidu has opened up the conversation on Agyapa Royalties Transactions• He said the transaction shows that Akufo-Addo came into the office on rhetoric• He indicated that his article demonstrates what consequences await the Special ProsecutorMartin A. B. K. Amidu, the formal Special Prosecutor has opened another conversation on the Agyapa Royalties Transaction where the Akufo-Addo-led government wants to invest the country’s royalties in a tax haven. According to him, the analysis on the Agyapa Royalties deal “teaches all Ghanaians that this Government came to power on the strength of the rhetorical abilities of a candidate who had perfected the art of saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite”. “The Agyapa Royalties Transactions anti-corruption analysis and assessment report was done professionally without fear or favour, affection, or ill will. That is the only surest way to protect the Constitution and put Ghana First.”Read below his full article.
June 16, 2021 06:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 16 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comDeputy Attorney General-designate, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah has urged the government not to scrap the death penalty from our books to serve as a deterrent for others not to commit murder. Answering a question about why the death sentence should not be abolished, the Deputy Attorney General-designate stated, “Life is precious but that doesn’t mean you should take someone’s life. He said, “As you have in the US, grading murders, some of them I subscribe to the execution of their sentence. If it's murder and they have to be killed, they must be killed.”As a realist and positivist, the nominee said, “At times it serves as a signal to others that it doesn’t pay to kill. MP for Madina also stated that although Amnesty International and a couple of citizens don’t ascribe to the death penalty, Ghana’s peculiar situation cannot be compared to countries where the crime rate is low.
June 16, 2021 06:22 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 16 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Okyeame Kwame says he was the man of his wife's dreams• He said, his wife vow to marry him at age 16• Kwame and Annica first met at a radio station in KumasiOkyeame Kwame, the rap doctor, has said his wife, Annica, was yearning for him at the age of 16 when they had not even met each other before. According to him, his wife at that young age confined in her mother that she wanted to marry him when she grows up, so, his wife is living the life of her dreams. "It was really a love at first sight situation because immediately I set eyes on her, I knew she was the one and went straight ahead to tell her how I feel about her but she didn’t resist being friends for starters. "She even waited for me to finish the interview, went to drop her at home and even introduced me to her father because she said that was the first time a man had brought her home,” he said. Okyeame Kwame noted that his wife in the course of their conversation told him that she had already taken his number from a colleague with plans of inviting him to come and perform at her sister’s wedding.
He told journalists after he visited the residence of the late Police Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, who was shot by some armed robbers on Monday, June 14, when he was providing escort to a bullion van. The IGP indicated that, despite the alarming rate of insecurity, Ghanaians should lower their expectations from the police because crime is experienced everywhere including developed countries so, the recent spate of crime is not peculiar to Ghana. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” James Oppong-Boanuh said. He assured the bereaved family and the entire country that the culprits who committed the gruesome murder of Emmanuel Osei and Afua Badu will be captured to face the full rigours of the law.
Sekou Nkrumah indicated politics consumed Kwame Nkrumah’s time and mind. “Madam [Fathia Nkrumah] took me to the children’s room the first day I reported for work, she hadn’t assigned me to anything yet. Reacting to this, Dr Sekou Nkrumah wrote on his Facebook timeline:“Fathia had a difficult marriage with Nkrumah, not because of him being a womanizer rather because he had very little time for her! “Although it was an arranged marriage, the young Fathia was really in love with Nkrumah, she idolized the iconic and charismatic African leader! Simply put, politics consumed all his time and mind!” Dr Sekou Nkrumah stressed.
Dr Amoah’s call comes after it was revealed that the Ghana government used intermediaries to secure over three million Sputnik V vaccines at 19 dollars per unit instead of 10 dollars on the international market. According to Dr Amoah, the use of intermediaries instead of the government to government route to buying the vaccines leaves a lot of questions begging for answers. Reaction on social media site, Twitter, Dr Amoah asserted, “WHO has warned that there’re fake vaccines, n that countries must deal directly with vaccine manufacturers or thru Govts Where did the agents who sold Ghana the Sputnik V vaccines get them from n are these agents registered with Russian-Govt licensed manufacturers? Since the ‘scandal’ broke, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has also justified the government’s procurement of Sputnik-V vaccines using agents and at a much higher price. When we started looking for vaccines to procure, intermediaries were not part of our agenda.
June 16, 2021 06:00 UTC
He said the new era of technology has made it possible for the procurement of high and advance technological tools for policing. According to him smart policing is able to promote citizen friendliness and much investment must be made in equipping the police service of Ghana. “In modern times, smart policing is the new concept many democracies are adopting. Smart policing promotes citizens friendliness. He further said “We do understand that the Ghana police service is clotted with many pensioners who are either on contract or extension of service.
June 15, 2021 21:22 UTC
His call comes on the back of armed robbers killing a police officer, an eyewitness and injured a bullion van driver at Adedenkpo, a suburb of Jamestown in Accra on Monday. Speaking on Joy News, Mr Bonaa said the police force needs a young and energetic IGP who can introduce innovative ways to fight crimes. On Wednesday, June 9, a man was shot in the stomach in a daylight robbery by two armed men. Mr Bonaa blamed these incidences on the importation and manufacturing of illicit firearms in Ghana. He believes, if necessary actions are not put in place, criminals will make the country unstable.
June 15, 2021 18:45 UTC
According to him, those cars do not meet the specifications required to qualify as a bullion van to cart currencies. He, therefore, called for immediate withdrawal of the so-called bullion vans. “The vans can only pass for bread delivery because they don’t meet even one inch of the specifications that are required to qualify a vehicle as a bullion van. And from the benefit of hindsight provide them with ballistic helmet.” The former FPU commander also questioned why there was only one officer guarding escorting a bullion van. “In escorting a bullion van, it is also unheard of to allow one single police officer to undertake such exercise.
June 15, 2021 18:00 UTC
“Any country with such a teacher whose teaching aids include canes to whip kids like horses in a race; as a way of imparting knowledge and to instil discipline will produce many architects and building engineers who can't build a hen coop. "That country will export timber to China and import furniture produced by Chinese who don't have degrees,” he stated. Read his full post below:Any country with such a teacher whose teaching aids include canes to whip kids like horses in a race; as a way of imparting knowledge and to instil discipline will produce many architects and building engineers who can't build a hen coop. That country will export timber to China and import furniture produced by Chinese who don't have degrees. That country will educate people who believe that it is very okay to import a stone to build a cathedral to pray to a sky daddy than to build hospitals.
June 15, 2021 17:15 UTC
"Following our press statement, our information is that Ambassador Kabral has called off that intended meeting. The Coalition will want to applaud Ambassador Kabral for his boldness and fortitude in cancelling the scheduled meeting. We are struck by the rare show of leadership and the strong emotional intelligence exhibited by Ambassador Kabral in this regard and will want to commend him for that. Following our press statement, our information is that Ambassador Kabral has called off that intended meeting. Once again, congratulations to Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere for your leadership and interest in the welfare of the GJA.
June 15, 2021 17:15 UTC
According to him, the legislature needs to partner with these organisations to ensure the growth of democracy. As legislators, we need to partner CSOs and other forward-looking organizations to assist with educating and sensitizing our citizens on the role they play to ensure the growth of democracy. "I am committed to doing just that as one of the key pillars of the Corporate Strategic Plan of Ghana’s Parliament,” he said. He also expressed that technology and the availability of information makes parliament compete for citizen’s attention. Meanwhile, the Director of Research at CDD-Ghana, Dr Edem Selormey, also raised concerns about the need for parliament to trust the work of civil societies.
June 15, 2021 17:03 UTC
The gunmen killed a police officer and a civilian in the attack and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money as well as the gun of the police escort. The attack has attracted a myriad of opinions on what could be contributing to the recent upsurge in gun-related crimes across the country. In a Facebook post by Shatta Wale sighted by GhanaWeb, he avers that the closure of some businesses in the country could be the cause of the recent spike in gun crimes in the country. Describing the development as a bad omen, Shatta Wale appealed to leaders of the country to address pertinent issues affecting the citizenry and added that Ghanaians are irritated with current developments. The exercise tagged by opposition parties as irresponsible left thousands of Ghanaians jobless.
June 15, 2021 17:03 UTC
The Pest and Vector Control Association of Ghana (PEVAG) with over 150 member companies nationwide, also aims at bringing together the various industry players and to ensure standardization. According to him, the Association will go a long way to help in its work of regulating the services of pest and vector control officers in the country. “Pest and vector control is good but as we don’t Know the chemical used in their work there is the need for standardization and regularizations of their services”, Mohammed Adjei Sowah stressed. Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, on his part, called on all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to prioritize the pest and vector control management in their respective Assemblies. He said the current happenings in the global arena warrants the prioritization of pests and vector control before it gets out of hand.
June 15, 2021 16:30 UTC
According to a Daily Guide report sighted by GhanaWeb, Dr Ernest. Adjei after conducting an autopsy on the body of Leticia Kyere Pinaman ruled that the student died of asphyxia (suffocation). According to the school authorities, the last time Pinaman was sighted before her body was discovered was when she was leaving the auditorium. The family of the deceased disputed the theory of suicide when her death was reported and linked the death to foul play, thus called on the police to investigate the matter. The body of the deceased following the conclusion of the autopsy on Saturday, June 5, 2021, has been released to the family for burial.
June 15, 2021 16:18 UTC