Sunday, April 18

Month: April 2021

Orange Support Centre will address SGBV issues in Ghana – UNFPA
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Orange Support Centre will address SGBV issues in Ghana – UNFPA

Mr Niyi Ojoulape, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative, says the Orange Support Centre would help reduce cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Ghana. The Centre, a call centre for victims of SGBV, was launched last month and had become a game-changer in the fight against gender and other related violence in Ghanaian communities, he said. Mr Ojoulape said this at the Fund’s sensitisation and health screening exercise held at Sabon Zongo in Accra to create awareness on its aim of addressing  SGBV in Zongo communities and the country as a whole. The UNFPA had a publicity plan for 100 days on SGBV, which included radio and television broadcasts, social media campaigns, and community outreach programmes, he said. He urged the people to...
Ghanaians must be interested in our heritage sites
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Ghanaians must be interested in our heritage sites

Mr William Nsuiban Gmayi, Head of Communications, Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, has called on Ghanaians to be proud of and interested in managing and conserving local heritage sites. He said the management and conservation of these sites were a shared responsibility and that everyone had to be interested in how the national heritage held memories and evidence of the Ghanaian  culture and civilization. "There are specific institutions which have been assigned to maintain these monuments and sites but the citizenry has a role to play.Heritage is constructed and reconstructed on a daily basis and once we are able to build them they translate into who we are as Ghanaians." Mr Nsuiban Gmayi, whose is also a Museums Administration and Heritage Management Practitioner, spo...
CDS calls on Western Regional Minister
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CDS calls on Western Regional Minister

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, has paid a working visit to the Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, to discuss how best to strengthen the security architecture in the region. Vice Admiral Amoama, until his current appointment, was the Chief of the Naval Staff, where he served meticulously and distinctly. Welcoming him, Mr Darko-Mensah lauded his contribution to the peace and security of the country and used the opportunity to congratulate him on his new appointment. The two discussed issues of security in general and how best to strengthen the security architecture in the region.The CDS later commissioned a 72-bed capacity transit quarters for senior and junior ratings of the Ghana Navy Stores Department in Takoradi.
Ghana inches towards full digital transmission
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Ghana inches towards full digital transmission

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, says Ghana’s strive to fully migrate from analogue to digital transmission is on course. She said the target received yet another major boost with the opening of the Central Digital Transmission Company (CDTC) office. “It is just a one more step of our journey to switch over from the analogue to digital transmission,” the Minister said at the official handing over of a modern office complex, which will serve as CDTC operation point. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said the Digital Migration Policy, approved by Cabinet, demanded that the country established a jointly managed platform and said the CDTC would be wholly owned by the country but managed independently. She asked radio and television station operators t...
Government must intervene in Kpone-Prampram boundary dispute-MCE
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Government must intervene in Kpone-Prampram boundary dispute-MCE

Mr Solomon Tetteh Appiah, Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Chief Executive has appealed to government to help resolve a protracted boundary dispute between Kpone and Prampram in the Greater Accra Region. He said failure to act swiftly and urgently could lead to a clash between agents of the areas who were claiming lands they believed fell within their jurisdiction. Mr made the appeal through the Ghana News Agency-Tema during an interaction with a team of journalists led by Mr Francis Ameyibor, Tema Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency who paid a working visit to him. “Government must step in to avoid a clash between Kpone and Prampram. Government must help settle the boundary issues before it escalates”, he noted. According to him intelligence picked pointed to the fact that...
Today in History: Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka was killed
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Today in History: Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka was killed

Today in History, On 17 April 1967, Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka (The man who engineered the overthrow of kwame Nkrumah in 1966) was killed in an abortive coup attempt involving junior officers. The Ghana International Airport was renamed Kotoka International Airport in his memory. He was killed at a spot which is now part of the forecourt of the airport, where his statue stands. Operation Guitar Boy was the code-name for the attempted coup d’état on April 17, 1967 in Ghana. Although unsuccessful, the coup resulted in the assassination of Lt. E.K Kotoka.
Cardi B reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s jail sentence
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Cardi B reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s jail sentence

Actress Rosemond Alade Brown was on Friday jailed 90 days by an Accra Circuit Court for taking nude pictures with her son and posting them on her Instagram page. But defending this action, Cardi B took to Twitter to state that she has seen many mothers do such photoshoots and the intentions are not sexual or abuse motivated. Although it is not her style, Cardi B believes Akuapem Poloo and other mothers alike use those photos to communicate the natural idea of motherhood. “I think jail is a bit harsh. Maybe social media probation or community service,” the Grammy Award-winning rapper. Handing her judgment on Friday, the High Court judge Christina Cann expressed discontent with the alarming rate at which nudity has become a thing in the country’s social media space. The s...
Samson’s Take: Akuapem Poloo; how is 90 days harsh?
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Samson’s Take: Akuapem Poloo; how is 90 days harsh?

Celebrities, properly called, have such influence especially on the youth. It is expected that before you take on a cause, you will seek professional advice if it is not a matter for common social commentary. Today, I ask or repeat your questions, mostly uniformed, and educate you over your “#FreeAkuapemPoloo”campaign. This case was concluded too swiftly because it was against a poor citizen; the law is against the poor. Well, maybe, sometimes. If you can’t afford a lawyer. But did she have a lawyer? Yes. She was arrested in July, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty and granted bail in November 2020. Why did she change her not guilty plea to a guilty plea on Thursday? Apparently, she changed her plea, obviously upon advice, after she and her lawyer had been, as required by law...
NCCE intensifies campaign on COVID-19 vaccination
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NCCE intensifies campaign on COVID-19 vaccination

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)in the Eastern Region is embarking on an intensive drive to ensure every citizen partakes in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise. The strategies being employed by the Commission’s officers include; Radio programmes, broadcasts at Information centres, engagements with market women, drivers, artisans, and meetings with churches and Muslims as well as the use of information vans, and door-to-door engagements. Speaking with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, Mr. Alex Sackey, Eastern Regional Director of NCCE said as part of the drive, a stakeholders meeting has been held in Koforidua. He said basic information concerning the COVID 19 virus, history and benefits of vaccines, vaccines approved for use, and adverse ef...
La Demonstration: GAF apologies to journalists, others
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La Demonstration: GAF apologies to journalists, others

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has apologised to journalists and “innocent persons” assaulted by military personnel assigned to “clear unruly demonstrators” heading towards the military camp. A statement, issued by Colonel Emmanuel Aggrey-Quashie, the Director Public Relations, GAF, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said it was unfortunate that some journalists and “innocent persons” were injured when military men used “reasonable force” to restrain the demonstrators from damaging military installations. It said on Thursday 15 April, GAF, received intelligence that some civilians were demonstrating and moving towards Burma Camp. The statement said a reconnaissance team was dispatched to confirm the report but they could not determine the intentions of the demonstrators. It no...
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