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Day: July 2, 2020

President grants Amnesty to 794 prisoners
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President grants Amnesty to 794 prisoners

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to 794 prisoners as part of efforts to decongest the country’s prisons in the midst of CONVID-19 pandemic. “The President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo in consultation with the Council of State in Commemoration of Workers Day, May 1st, 2020 and in bid to mitigate the dangers posed by congestion in the prisons, especially in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, has in accordance with Article 72(1) of the 1992 Constitution granted amnesty to Seven Hundred and Ninety-four (794) deserving prisoners.” A statement signed by Patrick Darko Missah, Director General of Prisons which gave the breakdown said 772 constituted first offenders while 16 were old prisoners (70 years and above) four were seriously ill. “Two priso...
Two remanded over attempt to sell a 20 year old Beninois
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Two remanded over attempt to sell a 20 year old Beninois

Two persons who allegedly lured a 20-year old Beninois to Ghana to be sold at a cost of $160,000 to a Police Officer have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Ibrahim Keita a 33-year old unemployed and Baba Issah a barber and a driver have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and human trafficking. The court presided over by Mrs. Christiana Cann did not take their plea and remanded them into Police custody to reappear on July 16. The case of Prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Simon Apoirsonu was that, Keita is a Malian residing at Agona Nyarkrom in the Central Region while Issah also resides at Agona Nyarkrom. Prosecution said in the month of April this year, the Swedru Police Divisional Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had intelligence that the accused had...
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now over 18,000
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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now over 18,000

Ghana has recorded 496 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 18,630, with 14,046 recoveries, representing 74 per cent of positive cases. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, who announced this at a media briefing on Thursday, said there were five more deaths since the last update, bringing the death toll to 117, representing 0.73 per cent of death rate. Currently, there are 4,467 active cases who are being managed at treatment facilities and isolation centres across the country, while others are being managed at home. There are, however. 22 severe cases, with eight persons critically ill and six patients on ventilators at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, University of Ghana Medical Centre and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Dr Kuma...
SWAG wants Akuapem Poloo’s son taken from her
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SWAG wants Akuapem Poloo’s son taken from her

The Social Workers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has called for the immediate removal of the son of actress Miss Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akwapim Poloo from her for abusing his rights. The actress, this week, released a picture on social media showing her squatting nakedly and holding the hand of his seven year old son who was only wearing a brief and standing infront of her as he celebrated his birthday. SWAG, condemning the act, said “we recommend for immediate removal of the child from Akuapim Poloo to safe guard the child from further danger. We plead with the Department of Social Welfare, as a matter of urgency to find Alternative Care and Protection for the child in-question”. They explained that the Children’s Act 560 of 1998 provided for maximum protection of child...
Togolese arrested for attempting to register
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Togolese arrested for attempting to register

Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service at the Pulimakom Border Post in the Upper East Region has arrested a Togolese for attempting to acquire Ghanaian voters’ identification card. The Togolese who was identified as Mr. Bouguiligue Kouassi Kampe was picked up in a joint Immigration-Police operation at the Bimpelle Primary School registration center at Woriyanga at the Tempane District upon a tip-off. An official statement signed by Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta and copied the Ghana News Express said. It said Mr. Kampe, who used the name ‘Yaro Kosi’ for the registration exercise and was waiting in a queue for his photograph to be taken, admitted during interrogation that he entered the country through an unapproved route. “It was also revealed that Mr. Kampe had two per...
Artist jailed for sexually abusing maternal grand daughter
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Artist jailed for sexually abusing maternal grand daughter

A 32 year old Artist, who sexually abused his 13 year old maternal grand daughter at La in Accra has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Accra Circuit Court. Emmanuel Attakora Yeboah charged with defilement of a female under sixteen years, pleaded not guilty. The court presided over by Mrs. Christiana Cann, however, found Yeboah guilty of the charge and sentenced him accordingly. Prosecuting, Detective Sergeant Aniagyei said, the complainant is a 32 year old cleaner and mother of the victim. The victim and her mother reside at La. Detective Sergeant Aniagyei said Yeboah is a maternal grandfather of the victim and they all reside in a family house at La. He said on May 3, last year, the victim was not feeling well and so she did not go to school and went to sleep in t...
Asanteman pays tribute to “Sir John”
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Asanteman pays tribute to “Sir John”

Tributes are pouring from across the length and breadth of Ashanti, the home region of Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as “Sir John”, who passed on Wednesday night. Callers into radio stations on Thursday morning, expressed shock at the news of the death of Mr Afriyie, who was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission (FC). Some of the callers openly cried on radio and said they were deeply saddened by the sudden death of “Sir John”, who had touched many hearts because of his philanthropic nature. Mr Afriyie, a native of Sakora-Wonoo in the Kwabre East District, had been an embodiment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti region. He rose through the ranks to become the General Secretary of the party. On his contribution to the course of Asant...
Deployment of troops not meant to intimidate citizens
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Deployment of troops not meant to intimidate citizens

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Thursday gave the assurance to citizens that the deployment of military troops to Aflao and its environs was not a ploy to molest citizens but rather, to ensure that people in such areas are well protected. “The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to assure all Ghanaians, and especially the good people of Aflao and the adjoining communities, that the deployment of troops (in conjunction with other security agencies) is to ensure the protection of the citizenry and not to intimidate them.” A statement from GAF signed by Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie, Director for Public Relations, GAF and copied the Ghana News Expres said their attention was drawn to a report alleging that civilians at the those communities were molested by soldiers deployed there. It said that a...
Kumasi GES dispels rumours of infection in schools
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Kumasi GES dispels rumours of infection in schools

Mr David Oppong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, has described as false, reports that some final year students who recently returned to school, contracted the COVID-19 virus. The Metropolitan Education Office, he said, had been monitoring events and activities in schools since they were reopened for the final year students to complete their work and write their final examinations. “Presently, we do not know of any school which has recorded a confirmed case of COVID-19,” he told the Ghana News Express in Kumasi. He said the GES working in partnership with the Metropolitan Public Health Committee, had put in place the necessary measures for early detection of signs and symptoms of the disease amongst students. “We have provided almost every school within our juris...
President Akufo-Addo tours voter registration centres in Accra
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President Akufo-Addo tours voter registration centres in Accra

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, paid unannounced visits to five voter registration centres in the Greater Accra Region. The tour took him to the Kanda Cluster of Schools Registration Centre in Ayawaso East; Abossey Okai Presby Registration Centre in Ablekuma Central; Ebenezer Funeral Parlour (1&2) Registration Centres in Weija-Gbawe; Teshie Aboma Presby Church Registration Centre in Ledzokuku; and the Super Service Registration Centre in Klottey Korle. Accompanied by the Director of Operations at the Presidency, Lord Commey, and the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, President Akufo-Addo interacted with the registration officials at each of the five centres, who walked him through the processes of registerin...
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