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Month: June 2021

Akufo-Addo orders public inquiry into Ejura killings
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Akufo-Addo orders public inquiry into Ejura killings

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery to conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences at Ejura in the Ashanti Region. He gave the directive in a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Ambrose Dery has ten days to submit the report. “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has instructed the Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP, to conduct, forthwith, a Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences of Tuesday, 29th June 2021.” “The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate actio...
Suspected killers of Mfantseman MP jailed 20 years for robbery
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Suspected killers of Mfantseman MP jailed 20 years for robbery

Four persons suspected to be involved in the murder of the former Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford have been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each. The four were convicted and jailed for a separate robbery incident they were involved in weeks after the murder of the former legislator. According to the police, the convicts will be made to face the courts again for the charge of murder of the deceased MP. The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Ken Yeboah said while the police were investigating the October 2020 killing of the former MP, they received information about a robbery incident on the Jakobo-Obuasi highway on 11th May 2021. Four of the robbers were arrested by ...
#FixTheCountry: Stop war with politicians; they are powerful – Shatta Wale advises
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#FixTheCountry: Stop war with politicians; they are powerful – Shatta Wale advises

Ghanaian dancehall musician, Shatta Wale has advised the conveners of the #FixTheCountry to direct their grievances in a better way. The artist took to his social media pagesin the early hours of Wednesday, June 30, to address some issues relating to the attack and murder of member of the #FixTheCountry movement. The post states that ‘let’s say eg: #Fixcapecoast – that way our leaders will have sopme idea on how they have to go about it but #Fixthecountry chinchinaaa dierr aden one president even can’t do it my guy The past few months saw active citizens on social media demanding accountability from the government with the hashtag#Fixthecountry. Conveners have tried to stage a demonstration, the police and the court remained a hurdle in their way. The award-winning arti...
John Mahama encourages Ghanaians to get themselves counted
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John Mahama encourages Ghanaians to get themselves counted

Former President John Dramani Mahama has once again urged all Ghanaians to make themselves available and be counted during the ongoing National Population and Housing Census. Mr. Mahama who has been part of a national sensitization campaign launched by the Ghana Statistical Service ahead of the start of the Census was among the first citizens to be counted on Monday morning. Speaking to the media after his interview with the census official at his residence, President Mahama explained that the data generated from the census would serve as vital statistics to guide national development. “It is necessary to know how many people live in your country accurately so you can make better provisions in terms of social amenities, in terms of how the economy is managed and in terms of how d...
Akufo-Addo must de-escalate situation in Ejura- John Mahama
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Akufo-Addo must de-escalate situation in Ejura- John Mahama

I add my voice to calls for calm following the shooting to death of two persons and the injury to many in Ejura today, following the murder of youth activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed. I have just seen a video of the firing of live ammunition into a crowd by persons wearing military attire, after the burial of the murdered youth activist.  I urgently call on President Nana Akufo-Addo to initiate an immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ejura. There must be a very thorough investigation of both the murder of the youth activist and the security rules of engagement, which resulted in the shooting to death of the two others. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Ejura community. 
Pregnant woman; 3 others reported dead in accident on Kintampo road
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Pregnant woman; 3 others reported dead in accident on Kintampo road

A Neoplan bus with registration number GR 5865, travelling from Kumasi towards Gushegu in the Northern Region, was involved in a gory accident at about 5:10 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The accident, according to the driver’s mate, occurred when the driver failed to see a speed ramp ahead and drove straight into it. The mate said the driver was distracted as he attempted to open a bottled drink whilst driving at top speed. 4 persons have been reported dead. Of the 4 who lost their lives, 3 were women, including a pregnant woman, and a man. The injured victims were sent to Kintampo North and South Government Hospitals respectively to receive emergency health care. The Ghana Police Service, Fire Service, and the National Ambulance Service were at the scene to res...
Hearts of Oak’s Ibrahim Salifu named NASCO player of the month of May
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Hearts of Oak’s Ibrahim Salifu named NASCO player of the month of May

Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Ibrahim Salifu has won the player of the month for May award. The Unistar Academy product scoops the award after seeing off the challenge of Sam Adams and Abdul Ismail Ganiu after an impressive start to life at Hearts of Oak. Ibrahim Salifu won a clutch of Man of the Match awards while at Eleven Wonders during the first round of the season. In the month of May, he won two Man of the Match awards and scored once, helping Hearts of Oak to climb to the top of the table. He will receive a NASCO Television set and a personalized trophy.
Ejura Chief calls for calm as police probe murder of Kaaka
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Ejura Chief calls for calm as police probe murder of Kaaka

Ejuramanhene Nana Osei Hwedie has called on the youth to desist from creating more tension and allow the police to do their work to bring the murderers of social activist, Ibrahim Mohammed to book. His call comes after hundreds of youth took to the streets of Ejura to register their dissatisfaction over the murder of the FixTheCountry campaigner, Kaaka. In a brief address to the media and the youth at the Chief’s Palace at Ejura, Nana Osei Hwedie told the angry youth that he shares their pains, and extended his condolences to the bereaved family. He advised the youth to refrain from acts that have the propensity to trigger riot or any untoward situation. Meanwhile, some youth have taken to social media to express their anger at circumstances that led to the death of Kaaka....
VP Bawumia counsel Ghanaians to cooperate and provide accurate info to make Census Successful
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VP Bawumia counsel Ghanaians to cooperate and provide accurate info to make Census Successful

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has urged all residents of Ghana to partake in and cooperate with Census Enumerators and their Field Officers as the Ghana Statistical Service undertake the two-week-long 2021 Population and Housing Census which began on Sunday, 27th June 2021. He has also urged respondents to provide accurate information to the Enumerators to enable the compilation of accurate data to inform policy formulation and planning for the country’s development. Dr Bawumia made the call when officials of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) visited him at home to conduct a census of him and his household as part of the national exercise on Monday, June 28, 2021. The GSS is mandated by law to conduct a head count of all persons resident in Ghana every ten years, and prov...
Govt Reforming Education To Produce Critical, 21st Century Thinkers – VP Bawumia
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Govt Reforming Education To Produce Critical, 21st Century Thinkers – VP Bawumia

The Government of President Akufo-Addo is undertaking a radical reform in Ghana's education sector with the aim of preparing Ghana's population and economy to fully participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This reform will be underpinned by a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with the overall aim of repositioning the entire educational system to produce a critical mass of assertive and empowered Ghanaian students equipped with the relevant skills for socio-economic transformation. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who disclosed this on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the launch of the 70th anniversary celebration of Tamale Senior High School, said the President’s vision of producing well-equipped, rounded Ghanaians has resulted in...
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