According to Otoo, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, attacked Harriet Thompson, in a letter he wrote because he did not understand the comment the British envoy made in a tweet she shared about Barker-Vormawor arrest. “@GhPoliceService looks like your IGP failed English, yet wants to play English with the BHC. All the pages you wrote because you lacked understanding,” portions of the tweet shared by the journalist on May 31, 2022 read. Responding to the High Commissioner’s statement, Inspector General of Police (IGP) George Akufo Dampare, in a letter to the diplomat, said her tweet was made from a prejudiced or unapprised position. “Ordinarily, the Ghana Police Service would not have responded to comments such as yours, obviously made from either a biased or uninformed position.
June 01, 2022 13:35 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comAn aide to former President John Dramani Mahama has chided Ghana's police chief for a strongly-worded letter directed an an international diplomat. Joyce Bawah Mogtari, described the IGP's letter as an international faux pas of humongous proportions in commenting on a post by Prof Stephen Kwaku Asare, alias Kwaku Azar. "If Jon Benjamin is free to talk about Ghanafuo then Harriet Thompson too must be free to do the same. An international faux pas of humongous proportions…"Dampare dominates news with letter to UK envoyInspector General of Police George Akuffo-Dampare has been in the news for the better part of Tuesday, May 31, 2022, after a four-paged letter signed by him was published by the Ghana Police Service. A four-paged letter from the Inspector General of Police, COP Dr. George Akuffo-Addo Dampare to the British High Commissioner has sparked conversation on various platforms since its realease.
June 01, 2022 09:52 UTC
But the letter from the Police, signed by Inspector General George Akuffo Dampare said she had overstepped her limits with the tweet. “It is clear from the reaction that it has not been received in the way that it was intended. A four-page letter from the Inspector General of Police, COP Dr. George Akuffo-Addo Dampare to the British High Commissioner has sparked conversation on various platforms since its release. The letter dated 20th May, 2022 addressed issues raised in a tweet by Harriet Thompson, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, regarding the arrest of #FixTheCountry Movement Convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor. Below is the full letter as released and shared by the Ghana Police Service on their Facebook page on Tuesday, May 31, 2022:
June 01, 2022 06:23 UTC
One of Ghana’s youngest millionaires, Ibrahim Mahama the artist, has described his “name-clone” Ibrahim Mahama - the engineer, as one of the most generous people he has ever met. “Interestingly enough, for the first time, we met and it was interesting. I think that he’s one of the most generous people I have ever met and we had such beautiful conversations. Being only 35-years-old, Ibrahim Mahama’s works have travelled the world over. Ibrahim Mahama now earns millions of dollars from his works which have gone global.
May 31, 2022 18:07 UTC
“For the moment, we would recommend a Ghanaian saying that might guide you in your diplomatic engagements. TWI NEWSBut in the statement, and while attempting to give explanations on why this statement by Harriet Thompson contravenes on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, Dampare put out some 15 questions to the British High Commissioner, seeking her responses. 9 - Do you know of any instances where Ghanaian diplomats in Britain have involved themselves in your internal affairs? 10 - Is there any particular reason why of all the people arrested daily for various offences in Ghana, you are especially interested in this person's case? See the full statement below:Catch up on the latest episode of People&Places on GhanaWeb TV here:
May 31, 2022 16:00 UTC
In this GhanaWeb feature, we take a look at some personalities who are non-politicians, or not in political leadership but command as much or even more power than the regular politician. There is no doubt that he is a man whose power and authority is unmatched in this country. Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu SharubutuWithout much of an argument, the Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, is one of Ghana’s most iconic religious leaders, whose influence has lasted for many decades. Being the first Chief Imam in Ghana, appointed in 1993 under the tenure of the late Jerry John Rawlings, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Togbe Afede XIVOne of the other powerful traditional authorities in Ghana is the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV.
May 31, 2022 15:51 UTC
Frank Annoh-Dompreh the Majority Chief Whip, has advised his colleague on the Minority side, Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka to be measured in his criticism of the government in relation to the release of funds for Parliamentary business. Speaker Alban Bagbin, on Friday, May 27, stated that Parliament does not have the wherewithal to fund some of its operations. He attributed the development to the delay by the Ministry of Finance to release the needed funds to Parliament. Addressing Annoh-Dompreh's rebuttal, Muntaka explained that the GH₵25 million allocation for goods and services for Parliament was to clear arrears and that Parliament has not received funds this year apart from salaries. The Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri added that the delay in the release of funds and salaries is due to administrative reasons.
May 31, 2022 15:24 UTC
He was shot and killed whiles travelling on the Bole-Bamboi Highway in a private vehicle heading to Jirapa. Most of these messages in which the deceased is tagged appear on his known Facebook timeline. GhanaWeb's checks show that his final Facebook post was three days prior to his death. The May 25, 2022 post read: "This country needs a Messiah. He said just as Richard Badombia slowed down, one of them shot and killed him causing their car to veer off the road.
May 31, 2022 11:49 UTC
Ben Ephson has in the past successfully predicted the outcomes of some elections – especially parliamentary, but he has also gotten many others wrong. And whether it was God who was not on his side this time, or his research that was misleading, the pollster once again wrongly predicted the results of a crucial election: the NPP Ashanti regional chairmanship race. In the Bono East region, for instance, the incumbent regional chairman, Thomas Adu-Appiah, lost his seat to Ibrahim Baba Bukari. What did Ben Ephson say about Chairman Wontumi’s chances in the elections? About a week before the elections began, pollster, Ben Ephson, predicted that the incumbent Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi), would lose.
May 30, 2022 18:22 UTC
Politics of Monday, 30 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP elects regional executivesWontumi retained as Ashanti Regional Chairman148 executives elected in 15 regionsA founding member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Sani Mohammed has expressed joy about the outcome of the just-ended executive elections in the Ashanti Region. The Ashanti Regional Polls ended with Bernard Antwi Boasiako garnering some 464 votes to beat his close contender, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah who polled some 306 votes. Speaking about the development in an interview on Akoma FM, Alhaji Sani Mohammed said that Wontumi’s win and Odeneho’s loss will play perfectly in the favour of the National Democratic Congress. According to him, if the latter had won, the NDC would have had a lot more work to do to gain votes in the national elections in 2024. Alhaji Mohammed further noted that by giving their votes to Chairman Wontumi whom he describes as a ‘volatile leader’, the NDC’s work in the region becomes less hectic.
May 30, 2022 17:43 UTC
In addition, Cardinals collectively participate in papal consistories, in which matters of importance to the Church are considered and new Cardinals may be created. Cardinals of working age are also appointed to roles overseeing dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the central administration of the Catholic Church. But how many Cardinals have come from Ghana so far? Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Ghana has had three Cardinals with one being deceased. He served as President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference from 1997 to 2005, and as Chancellor of the Catholic University College of Ghana beginning in 2003.
May 30, 2022 16:57 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP ends regional elections on SundayChairman Wontumi wins regional elections for third timeNPP strategising to break the 8The re-elected Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako has expressed optimism about the party’s chances of ‘breaking the 8’ in the next general elections. Chairman Wontumi who emerged winner over his contender Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (Coka) in Saturday’s elections said any attempts by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to obstruct their win in the impending elections will fail. Speaking after the declaration of votes on May 28, 2022, Wontumi said,“Our campaign of breaking the 8 has started from Baba Yara Stadium, NDC cannot stop us”. The NPP regional executives elections commenced on Friday, May 28, 2022, with the Ahafo, Bono-East, Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East and Western North regions holding their elections. Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, Oti, Volta, Upper West and Western regions had theirs held on Saturday while the Bono Region is set to conclude its election today, Sunday, May 29, 2022.
May 30, 2022 10:33 UTC
Residents of Pantang have caused the arrest of some workers of Trasacco for unlawfully entering their lands to carry out a demolition exercise. William Kwasi Amekor, according to information, entered into the land without an entry judgement or a Court order. He has also entered the lands without a Writ of Possession and was not accompanied by any Court Bailiff. However, William Kwasi Amekor who was working on orders of Ernesto Tarricone allegedly stormed the properties of residents in the company of hired men from Kasoa who posed as Court officials to execute supposed Court Orders. Angry residents who said they have endured the conduct of Trasaco on their lands, burnt down an excavator that was brought for the demolition and alerted the police who acted swiftly in restoring order by arresting William Kwasi Amekor.
May 30, 2022 10:21 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comKwame A Plus, a musician cum political activist, has said journalist and host of StandPoint, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, created an impression in young girls that men are not important, but after she had a man in her life, her wedding lasted for three consecutive days. According to him, Gifty Anti, after her three days royal wedding, later had to adopt the name 'Oheneyere' to wit, the 'chief's wife'. "You see Gifty Anti, she spent time creating an impression in the heads of young ladies that men are not important. "After having the three days wedding, she also named herself 'Oheneyere'. "Men and women are not the same...," he stressed.
May 29, 2022 20:43 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 29 May 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comNPP holds regional delegate conferenceWontumi re-elected as NPP Ashanti Regional ChairmanWontumi confident NPP will break the 8For an election that was keenly contested and characterized by controversies, a victory regardless of the margin would definitely be worth celebrating. In the case of Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi who secured a third term as Regional Chairman for the NPP in the Ashanti Region, the gap was wide. Odeneho had promised to mobilise a united front to aid the NPP retain power but victory eluded him after the exercise. “I hereby declared Antwi Boasiako Bernard as the elected Ashanti Regional Chairman for the NPP,” announced the electoral officer after hours of voting and counting amidst cheers from Wontumi’s supporters. The Ashanti Regional delegates conference was held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
May 29, 2022 16:34 UTC