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Day: February 14, 2021

WENFOB congratulates Katakyie Bumangama on his election to Council of State
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WENFOB congratulates Katakyie Bumangama on his election to Council of State

The Western-North Friends of Bawumia (WENFOB) have congratulated His Royal Majesty Katakye Kwesi Bumangama on his election to the Council of State.   The group in a statement issued and sighed by its Executive Secretary, Kwabena Amankwah-Asiedu and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), expressed optimism that Katakye Bumangama’s presence at the Council would inure to the benefit the Region.   “We are of the strong conviction and believe that, your presence and membership of the Council of State will help our newly created Region to gets its fair share of the national cake,” the statement said.   “WENFOB is fully convinced that your humility, wise counsel, affable demeanor, respect for everyone, competence and visionary thinking will help propel the Council of State...
Use Valentine to extend love to the underprivileged – Rev Gle
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Use Valentine to extend love to the underprivileged – Rev Gle

Reverend Eric Gle, Youth Desk Programme Officer of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has called on the youth to use Valentine day to show love to the underprivileged in the society.      "Valentine day is a day to show love to the underprivileged, widows, destitute and the sick," he said.      Rev. Gle made the call in an interview with the GNA in Ho.      He appealed to the youth to reciprocate God's love by loving others adding, "Loving and helping others is an investment."      Quoting from I John 4: 18 and 19 Rev. Gle said fear and evil could only be eliminated from society through showing affection and true love for one another.      He advised all to refrain from using the day for sexual promiscuity and any other form of anti-social vices, which he said w...
CAFCC: ES Setif breaks Asante Kotoko hearts in Accra
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CAFCC: ES Setif breaks Asante Kotoko hearts in Accra

Kotoko took the lead through hot Kwame Opoku in the second half but Amoura and Kendouci strikes later on gave ES Setif a 2-1 fight-back victory in Accra. Asante Kotoko welcomed ES Setif to the Caf Confederation Cup play-off first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium and the Porcupine Warriors ended the game with a 2-0 victory. The Ghanaian side named all of the six players who have been called up by Black Stars to face South Africa and Sao Tome & Principe next month. Razak Abelora who is one of the six kept the posts against the Algerians with other five of Yussif Mubarik, Abdul Ganiyu, Imoro Ibrahim and Christopher completing Kotoko’s backline. Kwame Opoku the sixth man led the line with support from Naby Keita and Emmanuel Gyamfi. Latif Anabila, Emmanuel Sarkodie and Fabi...
Tema losing its greenbelt to encroachers
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Tema losing its greenbelt to encroachers

Tema, Ghana’s most planned city, being the heart of the country’s development, at the onset of the country’s independence is gradually losing its pride due to indiscriminate development and encroachment within the Metropolis over the past few years. Ghana News Agency Tema Team observatory tour discovered that the open stretch of land earmarked as greenbelts within the Metropolis to prevent neighbouring communities from merging into one another has been engulfed by industrialist, commercial unit owners and business centers. Portions of the stretch, which initially served as playgrounds and recreation for the communities, have also been encroached upon by private developers who have erupted permanent structures on it. The illegal encroachment in the greenbelt has been a big con...
“Women’s contributions towards peaceful society can’t be underestimated” – Ibn Chambas
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“Women’s contributions towards peaceful society can’t be underestimated” – Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, reiterated the commitment of the United Nations and ECOWAS "to give priority to the protection and promotion of the rights and freedoms of women and girls, particularly those living in rural areas. He said the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has serious consequences in terms of growing increased vulnerability of women, which exacerbates the already multiple threats to peace and stability in West Africa and the Sahel regions for geostrategic and political reasons, "we can anticipate the concerns and challenges facing women at the local, rural and community levels. Dr Chambas who was speaking at the Regional Open...
Tema: Another Police Officer commits suicide in less than three weeks
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Tema: Another Police Officer commits suicide in less than three weeks

Residents of Tema woke up yesterday to the bizare news that DSP Devine Asiam, an officer with the Legal and Prosecutions Unit in Ashaiman had allegedly shot  himself. Information released by the Tema Regional Police Public Relations Office signed by Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, the Public Affairs Officer, said that he was found with a gunshot wound at his resident at 7:45 am on February 14, 2021 and was taken to the Police Hospital in Accra but he died shortly on arrival. The statement said investigations had commenced to unravel the circumstances of his death. "His family has been informed about the incident and the command is urging all to be sensitive and circumspect in their reportage or commentary on the matter as investigations continue," it stated. This inc...
Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shooting
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Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shooting

Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos. Rights group Amnesty International and witnesses said soldiers opened fire on protesters on October 20, killing at least 12 people at a toll gate in the city’s affluent Lekki district and another area. The military has denied shooting live rounds and police have denied involvement. There was a heavy presence of armed police officers on Saturday at the toll gate, where a group of about 15 protesters gathered despite calls by the government this week to scrap the demonstration, witnesses said. At least six of the protesters were beaten with trunche...
Richard Commey knocks out Jackson Marinez in round 6
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Richard Commey knocks out Jackson Marinez in round 6

Former IBF Lightweight champion Richard Commey put himself back into the world title picture after a sixth-round knockout victory over Jackson Marinez on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Commey (30-3, 27 KOs) walked down Marinez (19-2, 7 KOs) in the early rounds, using his superior physical attributes to intimidate his opponent. Marinez relied on his superior boxing skills but Ghana’s Commey was a man on a mission in his first fight in 14 months. This was Commey’s first fight since losing his IBF lightweight title to Teofimo Lopez via a second-round stoppage in December 2019. Lopez was seen in Commey’s corner during the fight encouraging him and offering fight tips. The win gets Richard Commey back among a crack list of lightweights which includes undisputed...
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