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New Regions To Get Legal Backing To Today

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
President Nana Akufo-Addo will from today, Tuesday through to Friday, present the Constitutional Instruments to give legal backing for the creation of six new regions in the country. This follows the December 27, 2018 referendum where residents within the catchment areas of the proposed new regions voted to give an overwhelming endorsement for the creation of the regions. The CI is expected to among other things name the selected capital towns of the regions. The new regions are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East, and Savannah. According to a government statement, the North East and Savannah regions will have their constitutional instruments presented first on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, before the Bono East and Ahafo Region on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Jostling for capitals Even

Nsawam: Police Arrest Twelve Nigerians For Suspected Cybercrime

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
Twelve(12) persons have been arrested by police in the Eastern Region for allegedly engaging in cybercrime activities. The 12 suspects, all Nigerians, were picked up on February 10, 2019, by a night police patrol team in a room at Nsawam where they were operating. Ten laptops, a number of mobile phones, wifi routers, USB drives among others were retrieved by the police in the raid. Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the suspects have all been detained and will be screened to assist police in their investigations. They have been identified as Affamey Godstime, aged 23; Sunday Mawis, aged 21; Paul Mark, aged 24; Francis Owen, aged 27; David Orobose, aged 18; Irobor Gershon, aged 26; Felix Omoregbe, aged 28; Courage

“Police Are Joking With Us’ – Families Of Missing Girls

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
The families of three suspected kidnapped young ladies in Takoradi have issued a one-week ultimatum to police to find their daughters. Their ultimatum follows allegations by a key suspect in the matter, Samuel Oudotek Wills, that he was aided by a police officer when he escaped from cells last December. “It’s getting to three months, where is my sister? Whether she is alive or not we don’t know anything. We are joking with this guy [key suspect]…what is going on in Ghana here? Seriously, we don’t understand,” said Rebecca Quayson, a sister of one of the missing young ladies, Ruth Love Quayson. The key lead in the suspected kidnapping cases that happened in Takoradi, the Western Region capital, revealed in court Monday that a police investigator helped him break away from

Otiko Wants FGM Criminalized

Written by | February 7, 2019 | 0
Former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, has called for the condemnation and criminalisation of the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the African Continent. She said FGM, which is a community practice in Africa and in Ghana, especially some parts of the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, the Volta Regions and the Zongo has no health benefits for girls and women but rather exposes them to health hazards and psychological trauma. Adding that, it causes severe bleeding, problems in urinating which can develop to cysts, infections, as well as complications in children and increased risk of newborn deaths, fistula in women during childbirth

IMAGE COVER: HOLLAND-BASED GOSPEL MUSICIAN PATRICK ADU SARFO RECOUNTS HIS JOURNEY AS A MUSICIAN

Written by | January 30, 2019 | 0
A Holland-based Ghanaian gospel musician Patrick Atta Adu sarfo has recounted how he decided to persue his passion for music at age seventeen and how far he has come. Patrick Atta Adu Sarfo revealed in a chat that he penned down most songs in a particular book because he knew one day the world will hear his voice through music. At age seventeen when he was then in secondary school at Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School, he got huge support from his seniors and colleagues who realized that he is musically talented. According to him, he drew inspiration from the support and encouragement he received during his teenage and decided to work hard in order to release his own album after school until his parents sent him abroad to continue his life. Whilst in Holland, the musician held on to his dreams

Stay Away from Beauty Contests – Victoria Hamah Advises women

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
  Ms Victoria Hamah, a former Deputy Minister for Communications has asked women not to patronise beauty pageants. Victoria who is now the Executive Director for Progressive Organisation for Women’s Advancement (POWA) said at a book launch in Accra that beauty pageants sexualise, objectify and demean womanhood. According to her, the stereotypical concept of beauty by the pageants make women who don’t fall in their criteria lose their self-worth and pride. “We can’t continue to perpetrate the very ideas that isolate women from effective processes of engagement, by these same norms and traditions and sub-institutions that perpetuate that,” she said. Speaking at the programme, Victoria said although Inna Patty, Chief Executive of Exclusive Event Ghana, organiser of Miss

Growing Gap Between Rich And Poor Is Fuelling Anger In France -Oxfam

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The world’s 26 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday. In France, a third of the country’s wealth is in the hands of just eight billionaires. The charity has urged governments to increase taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos , also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion each day in 2018. The world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, saw his fortune increase to $112 billion last year, Oxfam said, pointing out that just one percent of his wealth was the equivalent to the entire health budget of Ethiopia, a country of 105 million people. Meanwhile, the

Macron urges business leaders to stick with France

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REUTERS/Thibault Camus As Emmanuel Macron prepares to pitch a dynamic new France to dozens of business leaders on Monday, many are wondering if the former banker can first win over his opponents. Macron is gathering 150 top executives at the Versailles palace for the second edition of his Choose France summit, to show off reforms aimed at drawing more foreign investment. Executives from blue chips like GE and Microsoft to tech darlings like Uber and Snapchat are expected to attend. Last January the young centrist was basking in the success of labour and tax law overhauls and stressing how he had delivered on promises to make France more competitive and attractive. This year, however, the unnerving images of street fighting and vandalism during two months of fiery “yellow vest”

Michelin returns stars to chef who didn’t want them

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REMY GABALDA / AFP A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars says he’s most surprised to find himself back in the prestigious guide’s new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the “huge pressure” that came with Michelin recognition when in September 2017 he requested his three-star restaurant Le Suquet in the rural Aveyron region to be removed from the 2018 guide . Michelin agreed and Claire Dorland Clauzel – the company’s brand manager at the time – told AFP it was “difficult for us to have a restaurant in the guide which does not wish to be in it”. Bras returned to his restaurant and spent the year concocting inventive French cuisine without worrying whether or not it was meeting Michelin’s

A Friend With Sex Benefits

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
There’s a growing fad among some friends (male and female) who engage in occasional sexual intimacy as a benefit of their friendship. These friends, I learnt, are not involved in proper dating or courtship; they are just good friends. They may be neighbors, colleagues at work, schoolmates, group or professional mates, club/society members, business partners etc. However, they are available to respond to the emotional needs of their friends whenever the need arises especially if his/her spouse/partner is not around or the friend is not in a relationship. I understand it’s a convenient way of staying comfortable in friendship as there’re no commitments involved. Therefore, there’s no fear of heartbreak in sight because no expectations or obligations are demanded. Also,