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8-year-old shot dead during festival ritual in Awutu Bereku
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8-year-old shot dead during festival ritual in Awutu Bereku

An eight-year-old boy has been shot dead during a festival ritual in Awutu Bereku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region. According to the deceased’s relative, Atta Kow was shot dead on Monday morning by those carrying out the rituals to purify the community before the Awutu Awubia festival.https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZbAwt5MJiF8 The boy was reportedly pushing his brother, who has a mobility disability, in a wheelchair when he was hit by the bullet. Two others are in critical condition and have been rushed to the hospital for treatment. The eyewitness who gave his name as Joe, told Joy News the people are supposed to be shooting in the sky, so he is amazed how they ended up shooting the victim; he claims to be his mother’s only child. He said they were...
12-year-old boy beheaded at Mafi Dove; relative arrested as main suspect
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12-year-old boy beheaded at Mafi Dove; relative arrested as main suspect

The Battor-Aveyime Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a man suspected to have beheaded his 12-year-old relative at Mafi Dove in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region. The suspect, Dovi Tsidi, 26, allegedly beheaded 12-year-old Kofi Kuzagbe Tsidi on Sunday around 9:00 pm. A self-acclaimed prophetess has also been linked to the gruesome killing. The victim, according to the Assembly Member for the Mafi Dove Electoral Area, Mr. Moses Awukuvi “was drowned to ensure that he became weak before he was killed.” “They both stay in the same house. He took the deceased from Mafi Dove and crossed the creek at Mlagoe to Aflokofe after the drumming, where the crime was committed.” The community was left in a state of shock after a drumming competition by the resident...
Parts of Tamale flooded after three hour downpour
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Parts of Tamale flooded after three hour downpour

Parts of the Northern regional capital Tamale and the Sagnerigu municipality have been flooded following a downpour that lasted for nearly three hours on Monday, August 30, 2021. Areas including Gumani, Fuo, Vitting, Kalariga were also affected. A gas and fuel station was also inundated with floodwater. Some affected residents have attributed the floods to a lack of proper drainage systems, and the ongoing construction works on the Tamale interchange. They have called on authorities to urgently address the situation. “This is not the first time, but what happened today [Monday] is quite unfortunate. Almost every household in the community is flooded. We are appealing to the government and other benevolent groups to come to our aid,” an affected resident said. “We nee...
Asante Kotoko unveils “Adinkra” inspired kits ahead of the season
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Asante Kotoko unveils “Adinkra” inspired kits ahead of the season

Ghanaian giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko have released their 2021/22 home jersey for the upcoming Ghana Premier league season. The Reds on Monday afternoon unveiled the kits manufactured by the club’s kit supplier, Errea. The Porcupine Warriors continue their partnership with the Italian-based kit-manufacturing company for their 2021/22 jerseys as they enter the second year of their collaboration. In October 2020, Asante Kotoko announced a three-year partnership deal with Italian firm, Errea, in which special home and away jerseys were designed to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the club.  Asante Kotoko’s new kits for the upcoming season are designed to inspire the culture and tradition of the Ashanti Kingdom ruled by the club’s owner, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Asante Ko...
Miss Tung-Teiya Dahamani, has been crowned Queen of North Ghana Reality show held in Tamale in the Northern Region
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Miss Tung-Teiya Dahamani, has been crowned Queen of North Ghana Reality show held in Tamale in the Northern Region

The 25-year old young lady and an alumnus of the University for Development Studies beat stiff competition from Seidu represented the northern region on the maiden edition of Queen of the North TV Reality show. Seidu Sadia of the Savannah Region emerged the first runner up, Apasiini from Upper East, Muty from Upper West and Wunzoya from Northern Region won 2nd Runner up, 3rd Runner up and 4th Runner up respectively. Miss Teiya drove home a  Queen of the North Ghana Branded Car and has a 1-year project as a prize package while Miss Sadia will in December enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Nairobi and Dubai, sponsored by Moontouch Travel Ltd and a project to execute. The 2nd Runner up, Miss Apasiini took home a Plasma Digital TV set and a Refrigerator and her closest conte...
Social Inclusion, Alleviating The Suffering Of Ghanaians Have Been Our Government’s Focus- Bawumia
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Social Inclusion, Alleviating The Suffering Of Ghanaians Have Been Our Government’s Focus- Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the prime focus of the Akufo-Addo government has been the promotion of inclusive policies to alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians. Delivering a keynote address at the 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU) in Accra on Thursday, August 26, Dr. Bawumia told the workers that the ultimate objective of every policy the government has undertaken since 2017, is to positively impact the lives of everybody in one way or the order, "without leaving anyone behind." The Vice President, who acknowledged that government has not totally eradicated problems, especially in the midst of covid-19, shared with the workers a number of inclusive policies government has undertaken to mitigate the suf...
VP Bawumia Shares Defining First-term Legacies Of President Akufo-Addo’s Government With ICU
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VP Bawumia Shares Defining First-term Legacies Of President Akufo-Addo’s Government With ICU

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the government of President Akufo-Addo has worked towards the interest of Ghanaians by pursuing progressive and impactful policies. Addressing delegates atbthe 11th Quadrennial Conference of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) in Accra on Thursday August, 26, Dr. Bawumia shared with the workers inclusive interventions by the Akufo-Addo government, which he described as defining legacies of the President. "I will share with you developments which I believe have defined the President’s legacy. These are: his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unprecedented financial sector clean-up, the digital transformation of the Ghanaian society, and social interventions," Dr. Bawumia said. The Vice President, who reco...
“G20 Compact With Africa Has Been Very Beneficial To Ghana” – President Akufo-Addo
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“G20 Compact With Africa Has Been Very Beneficial To Ghana” – President Akufo-Addo

“Since signing the Compact, we, in Ghana, have tackled systematically the structural challenges which have inhibited our drive towards becoming “Africa’s Investment Hub”. This has been done through the implementation of targeted policies across focus areas, such as establishing macroeconomic stability, enhancing domestic revenue mobilization, improving fiscal risk management, and strengthening our business legal and regulatory frameworks to de-risk private investments.” These were the words of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 27th August 2021, when he delivered his remarks at the G20 Compact with Africa Summit in Berlin, capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. Speaking at the Summit, the President noted that COVID-19 has exposed deep str...
Let’s Remind Ghanaians Of Our Success Stories – VP Bawumia To MPs
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Let’s Remind Ghanaians Of Our Success Stories – VP Bawumia To MPs

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has charged MPs on the Majority side of Parliament to continually arm themselves with the “great success stories and achievements” chalked by the Akufo-Addo administration to dismantle any propaganda and lies churned out by the opposition. The Majority Caucus has also been urged to strengthen the bonds between Parliament and the Executive as the two work hand in hand to help fulfil the promises made to Ghanaians and further earn their trust to continue governing the nation. Dr Bawumia issued the rallying cry at a workshop for the Majority Caucus and members of the Executive on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Mpraeso in the Eastern Region.  Reminding the MPs that they are an integral part of the success or failure of the Executive and by ex...
Black Queens Juliet Acheampong undergoes successful operation
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Black Queens Juliet Acheampong undergoes successful operation

Black Queens and Prisons Ladies midfielder, Juliet Acheampong has undergone a successful surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The Prisons Officer sustained the knee injury last year while on duty with the Black Queens during a friendly international against Morocco at the Accra Sports Stadium.  The surgery is fully funded by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) through the Medical Fund. The Association is committed to the welfare of players at the national level, and will soon launch a drive to solicit more support for money into the GFA Medical Fund, to assist players who get injured on national team duty. Juliet Acheampong is scheduled for review in three months’ time and the GFA wishes her speedy recovery.
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