Regional News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comCorrespondence from Upper EastFive culverts which were being constructed on the 21Km Navrongo-Kologo major road to tackle the perennial flooding at Awinchokum, have been completed. In all, two double 1.2-meter culverts, 1.2-meter single culvert, 1.2-metre 6/16 culvert and a 0.9-metre single culvert, have been constructed. The completion of the project has come with great relief for residents and road users especially with the onset of the rains. The age-long challenge did not only put the lives of road users at risk but also affected their socio-economic activities. Residents however appealed to the government to quicken efforts in the construction of the road to complement the culvert.
June 15, 2021 11:48 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Damba wants Ghanaians to help Abalora recover from her recent struggles• Damba believes that Razak should own his mistakes and work on them• He wants the goalkeepers' trainer of the Black Stars to assist himFormer goalkeepers’ trainer of the Black Stars, Abukari Damba has charged embattled Kotoko goalie Razak Abalora to own his mistakes and work on them. At Kotoko, Abalora was dropped to the bench for some of their games after he made repeated mistakes. He was recently the subject of attacks after a mistake against Morocco whiles in post for the Black Stars. But Damba believes Abalora should embrace his mistakes and find ways of overcoming them. “The goalkeeping department has been very active this year and I have seen it in Abalora, the Aduana goalkeeper, the WAFA goalkeeper has also impressed me.
June 15, 2021 11:26 UTC
Being alarmed, a search party made up of some young men in the community later in the day went to the cocoa farm of the deceased to look for him. His lifeless body was found by the group under one of the cocoa trees lying in a supine position. According to the search party, there were indications on the body of the deceased suggesting he had been shot by an unknown assailant. According to the Assemblyman, the deceased in recent times had been involved in litigation with the said sister over the very farmland where his lifeless body was discovered. The death of Abusuapanyin Pharoah who is said to have left behind two wives and a number of children is said to have thrown the entire community into a state of shock.
June 15, 2021 11:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: starrfm.com.ghA Banking Consultant, Dr. Richmond Atuahene, says the directive by the Inspector General of Police to banks to purchase fortified bullion vans by the end of June is impossible. “The armoured cars cost around $150k to $200k and by the time the banks get to that level, they wouldn’t be in business. Our banks can buy but you can’t put all your money into the buying of bullion vans especially with those with many branches,” he said. BackgroundA Police officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers in an attack on a bullion van at Adedenpo near James Town in Accra Monday. "Police is presently waiting for the arrival of the crime scene team from the headquarters for crime scene investigations.
June 15, 2021 11:15 UTC
Kennedy Agyapong in an interview with a US-based Ghanaian radio station said President Akufo-Addo has been ‘slow’ in dealing with corruption cases. The Assin Central MP said that the judicial system has become an impediment to President Akufo-Addo’s ability to effectively deal with corruption. “He’s been very slow because the court system does not help him and he has not done anything about it. The way people expected him to fight corruption, the court system has frustrated him and he has done nothing about it so he has been very slow. President Akufo-Addo is however likely not to agree with Kennedy Agyapong as he has in the past expressed satisfaction with the efforts by his government to fight corruption.
June 15, 2021 11:03 UTC
The robbers also killed a civilian in the process with one other person - the driver of the van - sustaining serious wounds. The bullion van which had registration number GT-8592 is owned by Mon-tran company and was being driven by a staff of the company. Eric Okyere, another witness is reported to have sustained wounds is currently at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital receiving help. Initial investigations revealed that the robbers used AK-47 riffles. The Inspector General of Police has meanwhile warned that police officers will not be deployed to protect bullion vans until banks used armored vehicles for such activities.
June 15, 2021 10:52 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• The price of crude oil went up on the commodities market today at a unit price of +0.10• Cotton dropped down slightly and stood at -0.44• Coffee also dropped to trade at a price unit of -1.95On the commodities market today June 15, 2021, the price of crude oil is seventy-three dollars, one cent ($73.01) as compared to yesterday’s trading of seventy-one dollars, sixty-five cents ($71.65). Gold is trading at one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-four dollars, twenty-one cents ($1,864.21) as compared to yesterday’s trading of one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars, sixty-five cents ($1,857.65). Cocoa is trading at two thousand, three hundred and eighty-one dollars ($2,381.00) as compared to yesterday’s trading of two thousand, three hundred and sixty-eight dollars ($2,368.00). Meanwhile, Cotton is trading at eighty-four dollars, fifty-one cents ($84.51) as compared to yesterday’s trading of eighty-six dollars, one cent ($86.01). Coffee on the other hand is trading at one hundred and fifty-two dollars, fifteen cents ($152.15) as compared to yesterday’s trading of one hundred and fifty-six dollars, twenty-five cents ($156.25).
June 15, 2021 09:56 UTC
Benedicta who was shot by the attackers was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment but was declared dead later. In the video, Nana Prempeh who is reported to be a personal driver of Senior NPP Member, Dr Kofi Kodua (KK) Sarpong is seen flaunting bundles and wads of dollars. In his narration of the attack leading to the death of his wife, Nana Prempeh explained that he was driving in a different car behind his wife when the attackers crossed and shot at her. According to the bereaved, his wife was at the time driving in his white Range Rover with a customized number plate. It is yet to be known whether Nana Prempeh was the intended target of the attack.
June 15, 2021 09:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comDirector-General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu two years ago advised Ghanaians to be watchful and not give room for criminals to operate. Your home, your movement should all be well managed in a way that you don’t give the opportunity for criminals to commit crime”. He further advised the public to be conscious of their movement and not make room for criminals to operate. Your home, your movement should all be well managed in a way that you don’t give the opportunity for criminals to commit crime”. ACP David Eklu, however, condemned the act of persons who carry huge sums of money around to shop, urging that, individuals make use of designated shops for their safety.
June 15, 2021 09:21 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• There's been a shortage of Coronavirus vaccines on the global market• Due to this, government of Ghana has resorted to the use of middlemen to procure coronavirus vaccines• Dr Okoe-Boye has explained that scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines a global challengeMember of Ghana’s COVID-19 response team, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye has noted that government is doing everything possible to secure more Coronavirus vaccines for its inoculation program. Admitting that the acquisition process is fraught with challenges, the former deputy Health Minister said Ghana was facing a global problem. Dr Okoe-Boye furthered that government is engaging directly with other European countries that have doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to sell to Ghana at a moderate price. Ghana has so far vaccinated close to a million citizens with two batches of AstraZeneca vaccines from the global equitable vaccine distribution platform, COVAX. Dr Okoe-Boye opined that government must be lauded for taking this step because it is for the betterment of Ghanaian and the nation at large.
June 15, 2021 09:11 UTC
The aspiring Mayor indicated that she has had a gap analysis done and is ready to follow through with a transformational agenda which will make the capital city the cleanest in Africa. Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey who sees herself as a unifier was named Hajia Aisha by the Chief Imam. She noted, one of the major changes she will bring on board as a mayor is to institute nightly cleanups within the metropolis. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey is competing for the position with other potential candidates like Reginald Niibi Ayi-Bonte, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, Nathaniel Nartey and Archibald Amartey Amarteifi. Over 200 persons have been recommended for nomination by President Akufo-Addo to serve as Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives in the Greater Accra Region.
June 15, 2021 07:36 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Abukari Damba is impressed with the level of goalkeeping in GPL• He wants keepers to be given the opportunity and right training to perform• Abukari Damba currently works as a goalkeepers trainer after retiringRetired national goalkeeper, Abukari Damba says he has been impressed with the level of goalkeeping in the Ghana Premier League this season. “The goalkeeping department has been very active this year and I have seen it in Abalora, the Aduana goalkeeper, the WAFA goalkeeper has also impressed me. The goalkeeper of Great Olympics has also proven himself,” Damba stated. According to him, the goalkeepers must be given the opportunity and right training to perform at their best. ”These are goalkeepers when given the right training they will definitely hit the headlines.
June 15, 2021 07:07 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 15 June 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.com• Hassan Ayariga says Ghana's next president could be a white man• He warned that Ghanaian children could become slaves• Ayariga stated that Ghana may have to surrender its assets to countries it owesGhanaian politician and businessman, Hassan Ayariga believes it would be easier for a white man to become the next President of Ghana in a few years to come. The founder of the All People's Congress (APC) bemoaned that citizens are treated as second to the whites when it comes to bidding for any contract in the government sector. With Ghana’s current total public debt standing at GH¢258.8 billion, Hassan Ayariga foresees that Ghanaian children could become slaves in their own country if the debts are not paid. That is why I said when I become president I would change the passports. If they become so smart and decide to finance one of their own to run for the presidency of Ghana, the next president would be a white man, very easy,” Ayariga told GhanaWeb.
June 15, 2021 06:56 UTC
He thanked us for coming but he asked who is Emma Florence Yaa Adinyira Amedahe and I responded. He ordered to stand at his right-hand side whilst the other ladies were at his left-hand side,” Yaa Adinyira Amedahe narrated to Joy News. He told me I have been employed at the Flagstaff House to take care of Lady Listowel and her belongings. It was a headache for me,” Emma Florence Yaa Adinyira Amedahe narrated further. Fathia saw me as a sister, and I was also like her sister…,” Emma Florence Yaa Adinyira Amedahe said.
June 15, 2021 06:45 UTC
The police officer, who was providing security, was shot dead by the gang of robbers at Adedenpo, near Jamestown. Following this incident, an officer with the Ghana Police Service has revealed policemen on bullion van escort duties are not well taken care of especially with their life-threatening job, it only leaves the officer on the escort to be cautious of his security. GhanaWeb monitored comments made by the officer who spoke to Adom TV on condition of anonymity. He indicated that the officers on a bullion van escort are paid a paltry weekly allowance of GH¢125.00. He warned that his officers will stop offering that service to the banks if the standard bullion vans are not made available this month ending.
June 15, 2021 06:22 UTC