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Day: February 10, 2021

Hearts of Oak deny Asare Bediako’s exit reports
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Hearts of Oak deny Asare Bediako’s exit reports

Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak have refuted reports suggesting that assistant coach, Joseph Asare Bediako has left his role at the club. Multiple reports that emerged on Tuesday suggested that the former Berekum Chelsea gaffer has left the club. But the Public Relations Officer, Opare Addo has revealed the gaffer is still at post, and not given any signs of his resignation. According to Opare Addo, Asare Bediako has not informed the club about his departure. "We’ve only seen it on social media and we deal with official information. “We know we have a complete team which we are working to make sure that the team gets back to winning ways. “He [Asare Bediako] is still at post,” he concluded. Bediako was appointed as Hearts assistant coach prior to th...
Funny Face accuses Ghana Police of using excessive force in his arrest
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Funny Face accuses Ghana Police of using excessive force in his arrest

Comedian Funny Face has accused the Ghana Police Service in Kasoa of using excessive force to arrest him on Monday. In a tearful, foul-mouthed tirade on Instagram, the actor who was arrested for the unlawful discharge of a firearm at a drinking pub said he was arrested on a highway around Millennium City. Funny Face also alleged that he was beaten severely by the Police before his arrest and later maltreated while in Police custody. He said he slept in jail from Monday (February 8, 2021) to 3 pm on Tuesday (February 9, 2021) till he was bailed. The actor later shared an amateur video of his arrest which was recorded by an eyewitness. The video (below) shows him engaged in an argument with some four Police officers. Arrest Meanwhile, the Central Regional Polic...
She meant everything- Klopp pays tribute after death of his mother
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She meant everything- Klopp pays tribute after death of his mother

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to his mother Elisabeth after her recent death at the age of 81. Klopp was unable to attend her funeral in person on Tuesday due to restrictions currently in place in Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic. "She meant everything to me," said the Reds boss. "She was a real mum in the best sense of the word. "As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now." Germany has banned flights from the UK until February 17 due to concerns over the mutations of the coronavirus and rising infection rates. Klopp last visited his mother in Germany on her 80th birthday and, speaking to German news outlet Schwarzwälder Bote, he said: "As soon as the circumstances allow, we will hold a wonderful commemoration."0:030:49 Klopp's f...
Hearts skipper Fatawu laments absence of fans at home matches
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Hearts skipper Fatawu laments absence of fans at home matches

Skipper of Accra Hearts of Oak, Fatawu Mohammed, says the absence of fans in the stands played a crucial role in their lackluster performance against Legon Cities. “Football without supporters is very difficult and the absence of the fans affected us in this game.” “When the fans are in the stadium, their chants push you to go the extra mile. As the home team, their support put you in a good moment and pressure on the opponent. You get a huge advantage which is lost in the absence of the fans.” Speaking after helping his side earns a 1-1 draw with Legon Cities; Mohammed said when they are on the field the fans serve as a huge motivation for the team, adding that, “we missed their motivation on Sunday.” “They have banned our supporters and we have nothing to say about it, w...
Stop making soldiers body guards of civilians – Minority
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Stop making soldiers body guards of civilians – Minority

The Minority is demanding that the practice where military personnel are assigned to civilians as their body guards should stop. According to the caucus, that practice demoralizes the men and women of the Ghana Armed Forces. Addressing the press in Parliament yesterday, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu,   said the constitutional mandate of the Armed Forces is to protect the territorial integrity of the country and not to be carrying bags of public officials. “We are demanding that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, take immediate and necessary steps to demilatarise Ghana. “The Ghana Police Service must be allowed to play its proper and constitutional role of maintaining law and order and, where necessary, collaborate w...
ECG announces power cut in parts of Accra….Check out timetable
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ECG announces power cut in parts of Accra….Check out timetable

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has released a timetable as it hints of intermittent power cut in parts of Accra. According to the outfit, the power cut is to enable a contractor to commence excavation works to interconnect the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point to the Kanda and Airport substations. ECG, in a statement, explained the works form part of its financial and operational turnaround project in collaboration with the Millenium Development Authority. The affected areas include Airport Residential Area, Mamoobi, Accra Girls, ECG Roman Ridge District office, Kotobabi Polyclinic and Alajo. Per the timetable released by ECG, the areas will experience a six-hour daily power cut between 10:00 am and 4:00pm. Read the statement below: Source: Adomonline.com
Zongo chiefs call for strict observance of COVID-19 protocols in Mosques
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Zongo chiefs call for strict observance of COVID-19 protocols in Mosques

The National Council of Zongo Chiefs has called on the Office of the National Chief Imam to enforce strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocols in Mosques to control the spread of the virus. In a statement, Chief IsHak Sulleman Naaba Sigirie (I), General Secretary, Zongo Council of Chiefs, said the Council, having deliberated upon the sudden surge in active cases of COVID 19 in the country and its impact on the Zongo Community, underscored the need for some measures to be taken to save Muslim communities. It said observance of the protocols remained key to reducing infections and appealed to the Office of National Chief Imam to ensure that there were Veronica buckets, soap and water available at the entrance of every Mosque. “There must be mandatory wearing of nose masks i...
We will comply with Ghana Tourism Authority directives-GTCA
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We will comply with Ghana Tourism Authority directives-GTCA

The National President of the Ghana Traditional Caterers Association (GTCA), Mr Francis Nana Kwasi Owusu Edusei, has assured the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) of the commitment of their members to ensure the adherence to COVID-19 protocols at their workplaces. In a news release copied to the Ghana News Agency, Mr Edusei said the Association would soon embark on a regional sensitisation and educational tour to educate members on the need to adhere to the COVID-19 health protocols. He said as an Association whose business was to cook for the public, it had a responsibility to make sure staff and clients were safe and would not compromise that duty. Mr Akwasi Agyeman, the Chief Executive Officer of GTA, in the statement, assured the Association of his support and encouraged the ...
Driver remanded for defiling daughter
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Driver remanded for defiling daughter

A 37-year-old driver who allegedly defiled his 10-year-old daughter, has been remanded into Police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Osei Yaw was said to have defiled his biological daughter several times at Kobeng, in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality. His plea was deferred to February 17, this year to allow the Police to continue investigations into the case. Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey that the victim lives with her mother, who was the complainant in the case. He said the accused and the complainant divorced about three years ago. Detective Inspector Acheampong said on January 28 this year, Osei took the victim from the complainant’s house at Kobeng to Kumasi to buy some items for her. He said...
HSWU condemns killing of its member
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HSWU condemns killing of its member

The Health Services Workers' Union (HSWU) has condemned the killing of its member by suspected armed robbers in the course of duty. Mr Abraham Tetteh, a Senior Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) was shot in the eye by suspected armed robbers on February 4, whilst transporting a pregnant woman in labour from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Koforidua General Hospital. Mr Tetteh subsequently died on February 6, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. A statement issued and signed in Accra by Mr Franklin Owusu Ansah, the General Secretary of HSWU, described the act as despicable and barbaric, which it said has left its members traumatised and demoralised as the nation battles with COVID-19. "It is highly unfair that the lives of EMT officers remain endangered as they have comm...
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