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Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, new Paramount Chief of Akuapem Traditional Area officially begins reign
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Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, new Paramount Chief of Akuapem Traditional Area officially begins reign

The newly-installed Paramount Chief of Akuapem Traditional Area, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, swore the oath of allegiance to all the five Divisional Chiefs in Okuapemman. This followed the controversial installation ceremony on Friday, May 1, which saw hundreds gather to taking part despite the President’s directive banning all forms of social gatherings as a measure to further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, known in private life as Nana Kwadwo Kese, was on Saturday morning presented as the eligible fit and proper candidate to the Kingmakers, who overwhelmingly endorsed his nomination as the Chief of Akuapem. Traditional leaders who witnessed Sunday’s ceremony are the Krontihene, Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyem...
I did not assault him, i only pushed him-Bantama MP
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I did not assault him, i only pushed him-Bantama MP

The Member of Parliament  (MP) for Bantama, Daniel Okyem  Aboagye has  denied  assaulting  a delegate  in his constituency, indicating that he is not at war  to warrant  an assault let alone threaten  any of  his constituents. The MP says he is too big and above petty  squabbles  to indulge  in assaults  and  threats  against delegates  and  members of the public in general.  Julius Kyei Sekyere, a delegate from the constituency, claims the MP assaulted him last Sunday near his church at Adoato  without any provocation. But the Bantama MP has denied the allegation saying it is part of a grand scheme to tarnish his image. According to the MP ,  while  on an inspection of a bridge project  at Adoato,  he chanced upon  a  group of people  and  decided  to say "hello" out of cour...
We were not contracted to kill Sogakope South Assemblyman-Killer confesses
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We were not contracted to kill Sogakope South Assemblyman-Killer confesses

A suspect in the murder of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli, the Assemblyman of the Sogakope South electoral area in the Volta region, has told police they were not contracted to carry out the killing. Amos Abakla said the Sogakope South Assemblyman was stabbed and later shot dead because he fought back when he walked in on them after they robbed him. At a press briefing in Accra on Monday, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, said the suspect who admitted his involvement in the crime, has also provided information on how it was carried out. “He confessed that he and one other person who is on the run, shot the deceased after he put up resistance which made Adjei –another suspect- to stab him. “According to Amos, the murder of Mawut...
Akufo-Addo Administration doing better in crisis management- Veep
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Akufo-Addo Administration doing better in crisis management- Veep

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia Monday said the government is showing better leadership skills in managing the economy and alleviating the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian against the COVID-19 crisis. “If anyone wants to test the robustness of an economy, it should be tested in times of crisis,” Dr Bawumia said, adding that, available data indicated that the leadership of President Akufo-Addo in crisis management was better than that of his predecessor. The Vice President Bawumia made the analysis during his interaction with the Presidential Press Corps at the Jubilee House, in Accra, after he attended a COVID-19 meeting. He explained that his comparison was based on how the previous government managed the 2013 to 2016 power crisis (dumsor), which crippled some businesses; and how...
COVID-19 Task-force seizes items from recalcitrant traders in Sunyani
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COVID-19 Task-force seizes items from recalcitrant traders in Sunyani

A task-force set-up by the Sunyani Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) to enforce social and physical distancing protocols in the markets in the Municipality at the weekend, seized quantities of items and consumables from recalcitrant traders. The traders failed to comply with directives from the Municipal Assembly to relocate to satellite markets created by the Assembly in the Municipality to control overcrowding at the central market. During their usual monitoring and compliance assignment, the taskforce impounded quantities of second clothing, footwear, cosmetics and food stuffs. The taskforce urged the traders and commercial drivers in the Municipality who refused to wear nose masks to acquire and use the protective material. In an interview with the Ghana News Agen...
Prices of basic foodstuff see marginal decrease in Takoradi
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Prices of basic foodstuff see marginal decrease in Takoradi

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected various sectors of the economy but prices of some basic foodstuff have seen some marginal reductions in the Takoradi Market Circle. A visit by the Ghana News Agency to the business district of the Metropolis revealed that a tuber of yam which was sold for GHC 10.00 is now going for less than GHC 9.00 while a bigger bunch of plantain which was sold for GHC30.00 in January this year is now going for about GHC 25. A bag of rice sold at GHC130.00 is now Ghc127.00 while a sack of cassava which was sold for GHC 100 is now being sold at GHC 98.00. Madam Baby Acquah, a 45-year-old plantain seller, said the prices of foodstuff often sees a drastic reduction during the harvesting period where there is plenty of food in the system. She said we are curre...
Police CID updates media ongoing high profile cases
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Police CID updates media ongoing high profile cases

The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah says the prime suspect involved in the killing of the Sogakope Assembly Man has confessed that the deceased was stabbed and shot to death. He said the suspect killed the deceased because he (the deceased) tried to fight back.  Speaking at an ongoing press conference on the progress of investigation on cases that have generated national interest for the first quarter, The Police CID boss stated the suspects have denied any contract killing as speculated by some opinion leaders and section of the public. In a separate development, two traditional priests are in the custody of the police for allegedly killing a biochemist consultant and siphoning what is suspected to be his blood into a gallon....
Police unclear when to prosecute 4 chiefs arrested for breaking social gathering protocols
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Police unclear when to prosecute 4 chiefs arrested for breaking social gathering protocols

Police in the Eastern Region are unclear about charging the chiefs who were arrested last weekend for flouting the social gathering protocols at Akuapem. Although the fourteen persons arrested for performing puberty rites at Somenya in the region are being put before Court tomorrow, the police is yet to take a decision on the chiefs who defied the social gathering protocols to install a chief. The four chiefs were arrested on Friday hours after the installation of a new Okuapemhene. The Akropong District Police Commander, Stephen Tetteh is not certain when their case will be dealt with.
Stop embarrassing yourself….Vice President Dr. Bawumia to John Mahama
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Stop embarrassing yourself….Vice President Dr. Bawumia to John Mahama

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hit back at former President John Dramani Mahama over recent comments the former president made on the state of the economy. The former president took a swipe at the government for abandoning projects started by his administration which, according to him, would have help boost the fight against the COVID 19 outbreak. Dr. Bawumia, in response, said the former president should stop embarrassing himself by looking and comparing data on infrastructure between his administration and the current one. The vice President who was interacting with the media after chairing a Coronavirus meeting at the Jubilee House Monday morning also said, no government in the 4th republic has delivered as much infrastructure in it's first term than the Akufo-Addo le...
Ghana Immigration arrest 19 Burkinabes for illegal entry into Ghana
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Ghana Immigration arrest 19 Burkinabes for illegal entry into Ghana

Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service at the  Sevelugu inland post  have intercepted an OA bus with registration number GT 8242-19 en route to Accra with  nineteenth(19)  Burkinabe nationals onboard.  A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Northern Region Christian Kobla Kekeli Zilevu said when the passengers were interrogated it was revealed that they used unapproved routes into the country.  He said the Burkinabes attempted bribing the migration officials with each of them offering a Ghc100 to the officers to be allowed to continue their journey but the officers turned down the bribe and arrested them.  The Public Relations Officer said the Deputy Northern Regional Commander of the Immigration Service  se...
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