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GBfoods  Support May 9 Disaster victims
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GBfoods Support May 9 Disaster victims

GBfoods, producers and distributors of Gino food products, has donated cash and assorted food items through the May 9 foundation for families of victims of the Accra stadium disaster and other needy people in Accra and Kumasi.  The donation comes amidst growing economic hardship experienced by many people forced to stay at home under lockdown as part of social distancing measures imposed by government to stop the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic. It forms part of activities to mark the 19th anniversary of the tragic stampede, which occurred during a soccer game between rivals Accra hearts and Kumasi Asante Kotoko on May 9 2001.  The tragic event claimed at least 126 lives and left many football supporters injured and their families in despair.  The May 9 2001 Accra stadi...
Interplast Ghana Donates To Remember May 9 In Pandemic Lockdown
Sports

Interplast Ghana Donates To Remember May 9 In Pandemic Lockdown

Interplast Ghana, producers of plastic pipes, has donated cash and T-shirts through the May 9 foundation for families of victims of the Accra stadium and other needy people in Accra and Kumasi.  The donation comes amidst growing economic hardship experienced by many people forced to stay at home under lockdown as part of social distancing measures imposed by government to stop the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic. It forms part of activities to mark the 19th anniversary of the tragic stampede, which occurred during a soccer game between rivals Accra hearts and Kumasi Asante Kotoko on May 9 2001.  The tragic event claimed at least 126 lives and left many football supporters injured and their families in despair.  The May 9 2001 Accra stadium disaster remains the number on...
SUNDA International supports May 9 victims
Sports

SUNDA International supports May 9 victims

A Chinese company operating in Ghana SUNDA International has donated cash and household consumables, toiletries and T-shirts through the May 9 foundation for families of victims of the Accra stadium disaster as Ghana marks 19th anniversary of the sports tragedy.  The donation has coincided with the lockdown in accordance with social distancing measures put in place by government to stop the spread of the COVID19 global pandemic. The tragic event under observation occurred during a soccer game between rivals Accra hearts and Kumasi Asante Kotoko on May 9 2001.  It claimed at least 126 lives and left many football supporters injured and their families in despair.  The May 9, 2001, Accra stadium disaster remains the number one sports tragedy in Ghana’s history.&nbs...
Asokwa: Woman, lover remanded over botched plot to kill husband
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Asokwa: Woman, lover remanded over botched plot to kill husband

The Asokwa District Court on Friday, May 8, remanded for two weeks, two people who allegedly plotted to commit murder. The two, 27-year-old Mavis Brepor and her 50-year-old boyfriend, Patrick Asare, were arrested after they mistook a would-be contract killer’s cell phone number for that of the Manhyia Divisional Police Command. Ms Brepor had planned to kill her husband so she could settle down with Mr Asare. According to ACP Kwaku Buah, the two after plotting the deed decided to contract the services of someone to execute the act but mistakenly dialed his number. He said during their conversation, Patrick Asare, popularly called Coach, revealed that he was ready to pay an amount of ¢100,000 for his ‘service’. ACP Buah said it took the Police about four weeks to lure the...
ECG: Parts of Accra to experience 6-day power cut
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ECG: Parts of Accra to experience 6-day power cut

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced upcoming power cuts in parts of Accra beginning Friday, May 8. According to the Company, the planned blackouts are to enable the company to convey some transformers from the Tema Port to its Pokuase Bulk Supply Point construction site. In a statement, Friday, ECG listed the affected areas which include Tema, Klagon, Spintex, Trasacco, Dzorwulu, Achimota, and Ofankor. 
Roadmap for churches towards lifting of ban
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Roadmap for churches towards lifting of ban

Ghana News Express has intercepted a document detailing the roadmap for churches towards lifting the ban on social and public gatherings. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a televised broadcast on March 15, 2020, imposed a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and related events as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. “All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance”, he declar...
Italian Covid-19 nurse raped by illegal migrant for 45 minutes
World

Italian Covid-19 nurse raped by illegal migrant for 45 minutes

An illegal migrant allegedly raped a coronavirus nurse in a terrifying 45-minute ordeal while she waited for the bus home after finishing her shift treating Covid-19 patients, according to reports in the Italian media. The Illegal migrant from Senegal was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping the 48-year-old after she left work at a Naples hospital at around 3pm. The incident happened at the Corso Arnaldo Lucci Metropark bus stop, just behind Naples’ main train station. Police arrived after about 45 minutes. During the ordeal on the deserted street, the nurse saw another woman walking past across the road and called out to her but she did not hear. “He kept repeating ‘let me do what I want or I’ll kill you. Stand still and don’t scream’,” the nurse told La Repubblica.“He was...
Herbert Mensah gives to victims and families of the May 9th soccer disaster 19 years on.
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Herbert Mensah gives to victims and families of the May 9th soccer disaster 19 years on.

Former chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko continues to light the candle to remember victims and families of the May 9th soccer disaster after 19 years. For victims alive and families left behind the day is one they look forward to for remembrance and assistance to go through life.  A midweek soccer match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Accra sports Stadium in 2001 ended 2-1 in favor of Hearts and some fans dissatisfied with the level of officiating started ripping off chairs at the Ade Coker stand.  Security personnel on duty responded with firing of tear gas into the crowd resulting in a stampede crushing to death 126 soccer fans.  A presidential commission of enquiry set by the Kufuor administration recommended for prosecution of six pol...
Adongo should apologize to Senior Minister—Carlos Ahenkorah
Politics

Adongo should apologize to Senior Minister—Carlos Ahenkorah

The Deputy Minister, who is also the MP for Tema West and a member of the Joint Inter-Ministerial Committee that saw the implementation of the new system, said that holding Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo responsible for what happened at the Tema Port last Tuesday would be unfortunate and a calculated attempt to malign “an honest politician who is respected by both sides of the House.” The Deputy Minister explained that the newly signed trade facilitation agreement between the Ministry of Trade and Industry and South Korea Customs UNIPASS International Agency (CUPIA)/Ghana Link was a government decision. Furtherance to that, the Tema West MP informed that Cabinet set up a Joint Inter-Ministerial Oversight Committee (JIMOC) chaired by the Senior Minister to oversee the implementation of the ICUMS...
Carlos Ahenkorah calls on former President Mahama to table his policies
Politics

Carlos Ahenkorah calls on former President Mahama to table his policies

Deputy Trade Minister and Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, has  challenged former President Mahama to come out with his policies and stop criticising without alternatives. He said although government would continue to welcome criticisms,  they would however not accept criticisms that were without alternative suggestions.  “The evidence is a daily reality for us. When President Akufo-Addo was in opposition, he came up with the ground breaking policies including Free SHS, one village one dam, One district one factory and Planting for Food and Jobs. Mr. Mahama is also in opposition now, what groundbreaking policies has he been able to bring to the table? None,” Carlos Ahenkorah said. In a statement copied to Ghana News Express in Accra on Friday, Mr Ahe...
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